The real priorities of the Catholic Right were described in a recent article
Picture: A T-Shirt worn by Darren Wilson supporters.(August 9, 2014 was the date of the attempt on Wilson's life.)
Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.
What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover?
According to the Washington Post, "after canvassing more than 300 homes and reviewing physical, ballistic, forensic, medical and crime-scene evidence" and examining "Wilson's personnel records, audio and video recordings," Justice concluded Wilson told the truth about what happened that Saturday in Ferguson.
Officer Wilson is innocent of the endless libels and slanders in the press and on television, and by street demagogues and the pack of liars who, under oath, told a St. Louis County grand jury that Brown had his hands up, crying, "Don't shoot!" when Wilson cut him down.
The liars, however, will not be called out, nor will the perjurers be prosecuted. For Holder says,
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" was always a lie--so is the alleged racism of the Ferguson PD.
The Department of Justice’s stunning 86-page report on the shooting of Michael Brown reveals #HandsUpDontShoot was a lie and there can no longer be any doubt that Officer Darren Wilson’s actions on August 10, 2014 were justified. But this being Occupied America, the report still manages to condemn the Ferguson Police Department for “racism” and the Main Stream Media is predictably piling on. Of course, this despicable trick hides a more far more disturbing truth—the color of crime in Ferguson is almost entirely black, and, if anything, the Ferguson Police Department may have been too restrained.
Though the MSM is already trying to bury it, it’s important to highlight how utterly damning the DOJ report is to the Narrative of the Gentle Giant. Almost every aspect of the Michael Brown story that was used to justify the media feeding frenzy around Ferguson was based on a lie. [DOJ Clears Officer Wilson in Devastating Report, by Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, March 4, 2015]
To bury this utterly devastating revelation, the Department of Justice has now pivoted to reveal the supposed “racism” that lurks in the hearts of the 94 percent white Ferguson Police Department [Ferguson’s Police Force is 94 percent White—And That’s Basically Normal in the U.S., by Rebecca Leber, New Republic, August 13, 2014]
And if you didn’t know anything about Ferguson’s racial history, you might think the DOJ had succeeded
John Derbyshire: Idiot Party Should Go To Plan B—Defang Obamnesty By Abolishing Birthright Citizenship
I turned to my thesaurus in hopes of finding something more apt. Alas; in this age of microaggressions, of mimosa-like sensitivity to offense, the stronger adjectives—“retarded,” “moronic,” “imbecilic,” “cretinous”—are out of bounds.
“Idiotic” is borderline acceptable, and it brings with it a helpful mental image of the gibbering snaggle-toothed Village Idiot; so I’ll take a venture on “idiotic” for the GOP congresscritters.
No offense is intended to Republican voters at large. The old (and nowadays out-of-favor) quip about the WW1 British Army is apt here: “lions led by donkeys.” And there are even a handful of lions in the congressional delegations, notably Rep. Steve King and Senator Jeff Sessions.
But, really: Didn’t they game the thing? When playing chess with an acquaintance—for which the stakes are far lower than in congressional maneuvering—we try to think things out a few moves ahead: “At this point I can do A, B, or C. If I do A, he can do x or y. Ax goes nowhere for me; Ay opens up Ay1—no, that puts me in check—and Ay2, aha! …”
If the GOP congressfolk are too dimwitted to do the gaming themselves, don’t they have staffers to do it for them? This was pathetic.
What might congressional Republicans have done? We weren’t short of suggestions.
- Instead of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill with amendments, make it two bills: one funding ICE, but minus Amnesty processing, the second—which Senate Democrats would have no reason to vote down—to fund all other DHS functions. Downside: the Amnesty would have gone ahead anyway, funded by ICE applicant fees.
- The DHS could have been left unfunded. Since fees can keep much of the ICE bureaucracy afloat, and most security functions
"If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill—whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos—the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots."
So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement to draft Ronald Reagan and defeat the Evil Empire, Evans had recently turned to the next greatest danger for America: immigration.
That conference occurred in the middle of the Watergate scandal. If you think things look bad now, right-wingers, imagine how it looked back then. Conservatives were already livid over President Nixon's wage and price controls, and then got hit with stories about members of the Nixon administration breaking into Democrat headquarters and burglarizing the psychiatrist's office of Pentagon Papers-leaker Daniel Ellsberg.
Stan confessed to the CPAC conferees that he never liked Nixon until Watergate. He apologized to Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan, saying he wouldn't have been so tough on the administration if he'd know about "all that great stuff you guys were doing."
A few years later, the conservative movement suffered another blow when Reagan ran for president a second time in 1976 and lost the primary to Gerald Ford, who then lost the presidential election to Jimmy Carter. Conservatives were in despair and champing at the bit to start a third party.
After the twice-defeated Reagan spoke to cheering throngs at CPAC in 1977, Evans, who opposed the third-party option, told him, "Governor, we got your message, and I think you got ours." Reagan ran for president a third time, won the presidency and saved the country.
(One thing you must always remember, right-wingers: Never run the same guy for president three times. Look how that turned out!)
Someone needs to put together
Young Netanyahu And Young Obama: The image making the rounds of the American Right
It was politics as parody. With almost as much pomp and posturing as the State of the Union, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a Joint Session of Congress and delivered a speech that would have been called stridently nationalist if uttered by any European. The Republican leadership showed their willingness to openly insult the President of the United States by hosting a foreign head of state and giving him a reception as rapturous as anything ever enjoyed by Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush.
And then, just after the speech was over, the House Republicans promptly collapsed and handed Barack Obama the greatest policy victory of his second term by surrendering on his unilateral Executive Amnesty.
Seventy five Republicans joined the entirety of the Democratic Party to vote for a “clean” i.e. castrated Department of Homeland Security funding bill that fully funds Obama’s Executive Amnesty. For all intents and purposes, immigration law is now essentially suspended in the United States—with the complaisance of Congress [Here Are the 75 House Republicans Who Conceded the Immigration Fight, by Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze, March 3, 2015]
What makes this surrender so startling: it is the culmination of months of militant rhetoric during which the Republican Party swore defiance. As even House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted,
Memo From Middle America | Obama’s Miami Town Hall Meeting Appeals Directly To Illegal Aliens—WHERE IS GOP?
In an administration which increasingly resembles the court of an emperor, Barack Obama traveled to Miami, Florida last week, where he held a “Town Hall” meeting for an audience including illegal aliens and their supporters. The apparent purpose: to reassure them that Amnesty is going to go through—and that he intends to drown the historic American nation. Did we hear any high-ranking Republicans complain about this?
The “Town Hall” was sponsored by MSNBC and Telemundo and was hosted by Telemundo’s Cuban-American journalist Jose Diaz-Balart, the brother of current U.S. Republican congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (NumbersUSA ranking: F-) and former congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and also the nephew of Mirta Diaz-Balart, who…was Fidel Castro’s first wife!
But if you were just an ordinary American living in Miami, you probably couldn’t have participated. For one thing, tickets were not made available to the general public. It was an invitation-only event with a purpose the White House made clear.
In speaking of the Miami town hall several days earlier, Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest had explained that
“the president has a desire to engage in a genuine conversation about issues important to the community. “Obama to hold immigration town hall in Miami, by Lesley Clark, McClatchy, February20, 2015
“The community”? The American Community?
No, the activist Latino immigrant and pro-illegal alien community.
“It makes for an interesting, dynamic place and a great symbol of how immigration
It’s rare to hear from someone I consider a true hero. Last week I had just such an opportunity when I listened to a speech by Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis. Yet Lewis’s support for open borders threatens to undermine everything that he has accomplished.
Lewis spoke at the Washington DC Newseum about his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement [Civil Rights Superhero: An Evening With John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Newseum, February 25, 2015]. He delivered a spellbinding stem-winder recounting his dangerous history in the struggle for equality for African-Americans. In the end, I believe that what Lewis and his comrades fought for was simply for America to adhere to the rule of law and adhere to the ideals in our founding documents.
I must admit his stories often brought me close to tears. And his wildly enthusiastic reception by a mostly non-black audience was marked by repeated standing ovations.
Everything Congressman Lewis said was marked by hearty applause, which I was glad to join. But when Lewis called for comprehensive immigration reform, my hands remained still.
He can hardly be blamed. After all, it seems like every Democrat these days—except me—has taken the Obama Open Borders position. This support comes from both those who have experienced privilege and oppression.
When I lived in the North Beach area of San Francisco, near Nancy Pelosi’s wealthy district, I heard reports that kids in the local youth center spoke over 20 languages. And we can expect Lewis to feel a certain empathy for downtrodden illegals after his youthful experiences in what was practically a war zone in Alabama.
But does Lewis truly fail to grasp
Last week, John Kerry seemed to be auditioning for the […]