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Donald Trump, Kennedy Democrats, And The Ghost Of Jimmy Hoffa

See also by Kathy Knechtges: Earth To AFL-CIO’s Trumka—It’s Not 1917 Anymore

It seems like forever since I have seen such excitement and HOPE in blue collar Michigan, where I live. That the Democratic Party is definitively no longer interested in the white working class was proved this year by the failure of Senator Jim Webb’s candidacy and the non-candidacy of Vice President Biden. But Donald J. Trump is connecting with Michigan’s shattered blue collar class. [ Dems, unions try to repel Trump’s labor appeals, by Nolan Finley, Detroit News, July 27, 2016]. Oddly, he reminds me of another outrageous champion of Michigan blue collar workers—the late Teamster Union president Jimmy Hoffa, raised in Detroit, destroyed by that icon of the modern Coalition Of The Fringes Democratic Party, Robert F.  Kennedy.

Hoffa, born in 1913, became the Teamsters Union president without a high school education. His father died young and he had worked in his mother’s home laundry as a child, but they were unable to make enough to support the family. Hoffa became a Teamster organizer in Detroit in the 1930s during the Depression.

At that time, employers sometimes hired mobsters to beat up union members. See Strikebreaking and Intimidation, by Stephen H. Norwood (2002). Henry Ford, for example, had a close friend executive who ran a huge in-house agency to spy on Ford workers and rough them up if necessary. In his autobiography ( Hoffa: The Real Story, 1975), Hoffa said he had his head split open 6 times and was beaten at least two dozen times by police or strikebreakers during his first year as a Teamster agent. Hoffa also acknowledged that Read more >>

Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided We Stand

Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia.

Nor is this unusual. For, as the saying goes, Read more >>

The Democrats Go Full Merkel: Platform Says Immigration To Remake America According To “Our [Their] Values”...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just described the recent attacks by Muslim “refugees” as “shocking, depressing and terrifying” but is still sticking with her incredible decision to allow their mass influx—over a million last year [ Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy despite 'terrifying' attacks , By Angela Dewan and Jason Hanna, CNN, July 28, 2016]. Of course the attacks are not “shocking” at all but entirely predictable. Merkel simply doesn’t care; Germany’s welfare is not her priority. Ominously, this is the woman Hillary Clinton wishes to “emulate” [ Hillary Clinton on Running and Governing as a Woman , by Jay Newton Small, Time, January 7, 2016]. Clinton is also planning to unleash an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge if elected—and the 2016 Democratic Platform has now dropped all pretense that that this will benefit America

Last Fall, Merkel famously proclaimed: “Germany is a strong country, we will manage” [ Defiant Merkel vows to stand by refugee policy despite security fears, Reuters, November 25, 2015]. This was significant because of the implicit acknowledgement that the “refugees” were a burden. Even accepting that Germany is strong enough to “manage” refugees, a nation does not need to “manage” peace, prosperity, and freedom. It manages, or at least attempts to manage, recessions, famine, and war.

As Ann Coulter put it i

BLM At The DNC: When Do “The Mothers Of ISIS” Speak?

See, earlier  The Mothers of the Movement–Hillary And The DNC Go All In For Dead Thugs

Whatever questionable choices were made at the Republican National Convention last week, I didn't hear of a single speaker whose sole accomplishment was raising a delinquent who attacked a cop.

hillarylezleyBut as the country reels from the cold-blooded murder of five policemen in Dallas and three in Baton Rouge, Lezley McSpadden (right) mother of Mike Brown, America's most famous cop-assaulting criminal, appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention.

Welcome to Hillary's convention, celebrating the anti-police group Black Lives Matter!

The whole raison d'etre of BLM i

#BlueLightFriday At The White House–Honoring The Cops Obama Spurns

When you need something done, call a retired cop.

piperThat's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I Read more >>

Is Europe Burning? Events Propelling Trump Into White House

“Events, dear boy, events,” British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly said when discussing what political leaders most feared. No politician, however skilled, can predict the future. But they can manage expectations and perceptions. And that’s precisely what Donald Trump did with his masterful speech at the Republican National Convention, creating a confirmation bias through which all future terrorist attacks will be interpreted. Since he spoke, Europe has been providing those events.

  • Even as this is written, reports indicate an 84 year old priest was beheaded in his church in Normandy, France by two attackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.

  • The day before that, a Syrian refugee in Germany killed one woman and injured two other people by attacking them with a machete.

  • Also Monday, a “failed asylum seeker” attempted to suicide bomb a German music festival, with the BBC reporting it as “Syrian migrant dies in German blast.” New reports indicate he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State [ Bomber who blew himself up in Germany pledged allegiance to Islamic State , by Angela Waters, USA Today, July 25, 2016].

  • Just a few days before that, we had a “German-Iranian”

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