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Saturday, January 03, 2015

To Head Off Another Republican Speaking Scandal, I'm Confessing Now that I Spoke to This Group

By Scott Ott

In the wake of the embarrassing revelation that Rep. Steve Scalise, the new House majority whip, has apologized because he very nearly spoke with a racist group 12 years ago, I feel that it’s time for me to confess a similar transgression — although, perhaps more serious, since I actually spoke with the group in question and I knew what I was doing at the time.

The group I addressed has devoted decades to advancing discriminatory policies that treat blacks and other minority groups as substandard, inferior and virtually handicapped compared with whites. What’s more they’re unrepentant, even proud of it.

Worse, the group has been responsible for racially segregating schools and neighborhoods, by literally funneling taxpayer dollars into substandard housing zones that become generational poverty traps for poor racial minorities.

In addition, the group has coordinated money, manpower and strategy with kindred organizations to block minority children from receiving a decent education, and to box out independent minority entrepreneurs from lucrative contracts that could lift them and their neighborhoods up from the bottom.

Worst of all, the group before which I spoke has successfully promoted and funded race-selective “medical procedures” which have resulted in the deaths of millions of black infants.

Yes, that’s right: I, Scott Ott, confess that some years ago, I spoke before a group of Democrats.

 

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/01/01/to-head-off-another-republican-speaking-scandal-im-confessing-now-that-i-spoke-to-this-group/

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Liberals' use of black people

By Walter Williams  

Back in the day, when hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their quarry. They would walk on the opposite side of the horse until they were close enough to place a good shot on whatever they were hunting. A stalking horse not only concealed them but also, if their target was an armed man and they were discovered, would take the first shot. That’s what blacks are to liberals and progressives in their efforts to transform America — stalking horses.

Let’s look at some of the ways white liberals use black people. One of the more obvious ways is for liberals to equate any kind of injustices suffered by homosexuals and women to the black struggle for civil rights. But it is just plain nonsense to suggest any kind of equivalency between the problems of homosexuals and women and the centuries of slavery followed by Jim Crow, lynching, systematic racial discrimination and the blood, sweat and tears of the black civil rights movement.

The largest and most powerful labor union in the country is the National Education Association, with well over 3 million members. Teachers benefit enormously from their education monopoly. It yields higher pay and lower accountability. It’s a different story for a large percentage of black people who receive fraudulent education. The NEA’s white liberals — aided by black teachers, politicians and so-called black leaders — cooperate to ensure that black parents who want their children to have a better education have few viable choices.

Whenever there has been a serious push for school choice, educational vouchers, tuition tax credits or even charter schools, the NEA has fought against it. One of the more callous examples of that disregard for black education was New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cutback on funding for charter schools where black youngsters were succeeding in getting a better education. That was de Blasio’s way of paying back New York’s teachers union for the political support it gave him in his quest for the mayor’s office.

White liberals in the media and academia, along with many blacks, have been major supporters of the recent marches protesting police conduct. A man from Mars, knowing nothing about homicide facts, would conclude that the major problem black Americans have with murder and brutality results from the behavior of racist policemen. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are about 200 police arrest-related deaths of blacks each year (between 300 and 400 for whites). That number pales in comparison with the roughly 7,000 annual murders of blacks, 94 percent of which are committed by blacks. The number of blacks being murdered by other blacks is of little concern to liberals. Their agenda is to use arrest-related deaths of blacks to undermine established authority.

Liberals often have demeaning attitudes toward blacks. When Secretary of State John Kerry was a U.S. senator, in a statement about so many blacks being in prison, he said, “That’s unacceptable, but it’s not their fault.” Would Kerry also say that white prison inmates are also faultless? Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andrew Cherlin told us: “It has yet to be shown that the absence of a father was directly responsible for any of the supposed deficiencies of broken homes. … (The problem) is not the lack of male presence but the lack of male income.” The liberal vision is that fathers and husbands can be replaced by a welfare check.

Liberals desperately need blacks. If the Democratic Party lost just 30 percent of the black vote, it would mean the end of the liberal agenda. That means blacks must be kept in a perpetual state of grievance in order to keep them as a one-party people in a two-party system. When black Americans finally realize how much liberals have used them, I’m betting they will be the nation’s most conservative people. Who else has been harmed as much by liberalism’s vision and agenda?

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

http://humanevents.com/2014/12/31/liberals-use-of-black-people/

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Year of Liberal Double Standards

What seems like staggering hypocrisy is actually remarkably consistent from liberals’ perspective.

By Jonah Goldberg

Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards.

As I write this, GOP House whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist poltroons in Louisiana twelve years ago. Whether it was an honest mistake, as Scalise plausibly claims, or a sign of something more nefarious, as his detractors hope, remains to be seen.

But one common response on social media is instructive. Countless conservatives want to know: Why the double standard? Barack Obama was friends with a domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. His spiritual mentor was a vitriolic racist, Jeremiah Wright. One of his administration’s closest advisers and allies is Al Sharpton, a man who has inspired enough racial violence to make a grand dragon’s white sheets turn green with envy.

Meanwhile, the Democratic party venerated the late senator Robert Byrd, a former Klansmen himself. He was one of 19 senators (all Democrats) to sign the Southern Manifesto opposing integration. One of his co-signers was William Fulbright, Bill Clinton’s mentor.

When Republicans are in power, “dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” When Democrats are in power, dissent is the racist fuming of “angry white men.”

Peaceful, law-abiding tea-party groups who cleaned up after their protests — and got legal permits for them — were signs of nascent fascism lurking in the American soul. Violent, anarchic, and illegal protests by Occupy Wall Street a few years ago or, more recently, in Ferguson, Mo., were proof that a new idealistic generation was renewing its commitment to idealism.

When rich conservatives give money to Republicans, it is a sign that the whole system has been corrupted by fat cats. When it is revealed that liberal billionaires and left-wing super PACs outspent conservative groups in 2014: crickets.

When Republicans invoke God or religious faith as an inspiration for their political views, it’s threatening and creepy. When Democrats do it, it’s a sign they believe in social justice.

One can do this all day long. But while examples are easy, explanations are hard.

I don’t know who first said, “Behind every apparent double standard lies an unconfessed single standard” (and as far as I can tell, neither does the Internet), but whoever did was onto something.

What looks like inexplicably staggering hypocrisy from the conservative perspective is actually remarkably consistent from the liberal perspective.

Well, “perspective” is probably the wrong word because it implies a conscious, deliberate, philosophical point of view. What is really at work is better understood as bias, even bigotry.

If you work from the dogmatic assumption that liberalism is morally infallible and that liberals are, by definition, pitted against sinister and — more importantly — powerful forces, then it’s easy to explain away what seem like double standards. Any lapse, error, or transgression by conservatives is evidence of their real nature, while similar lapses, errors, and transgressions by liberals are trivial when balanced against the fact that their hearts are in the right place.

Despite controlling the commanding heights of the culture — journalism, Hollywood, the arts, academia, and vast swaths of the corporate America they denounce — liberals have convinced themselves they are pitted against deeply entrenched powerful forces and that being a liberal is somehow brave. Obama, the twice-elected president of the United States, to this day speaks as if he’s some kind of underdog.

Frank Rich, the former New York Times columnist and theater critic, recently interviewed Chris Rock for New York magazine. He wanted to know why right-leaning comedian Dennis Miller isn’t as funny (at least according to Rich) as Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. He asked Rock, “Do you think that identifying with those in power is an impediment to laughter?”

It was a hilarious and revealing moment. Stewart — who recently had to turn down a pleading request from NBC to take over Meet the Press — has long identified with liberals in power. Moreover, he’s easily one of America’s most powerful liberals, routinely creating and enforcing liberal conventional wisdom (much as Rich had done from his perch at the Times). Miller, meanwhile, has nowhere near the same cultural clout precisely because he doesn’t affirm the single standard at the heart of liberalism: “We’re the good guys.”

— Jonah Goldberg is a senior editor of National Review and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. You can write to him by e-mail at goldbergcolumn@gmail.com or via Twitter @JonahNRO. © 2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395526/year-liberal-double-standards-jonah-goldberg

 

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Black Conservative Son Educates Dad On Democrats Race Lies

By Lloyd Marcus

 

For the past six years, I have been a passionate, active black member of the Tea Party.  Unlike the vast majority of black Americans, I did not fall for the radical left's Trojan Horse in the form of a shiny new smooth-talkin' black man back in 2008.  When presidential candidate Obama told Joe the Plumber that he planned to spread the wealth around, I knew he was nothing more than another socialist/progressive liberal who hated America as founded.

My 86-year-old black dad, on the other hand, is a lifelong Democrat.  He believed that Dems are for the little guy and that voting Republican is like voting for the KKK.  Despite being a God-fearing Christian preacher and pastor for over 50 years, Dad rejected evidence of Obama's anti-Christian leanings and voted for him solely because he is black.

However, after six years, Dad and other blacks are awakening from their "racial loyalty trumps everything" zombie mindsets.  Amazingly, Dad voted Republican in the 2014 midterm election, contributing to the amazing GOP victory in Maryland.

Recently, Dad asked my thoughts regarding Ferguson.

I told Dad that the people who orchestrated and exploited Ferguson and are promoting national protests (Al Sharpton, the Democrats, and the mainstream media) have no real concern about the deaths of young black males.

Dad was shocked when I cited the high number of young blacks shot and murdered by other blacks in Chicago.  And yet, the same Democrat political hacks who are expressing outrage over Ferguson trash anyone, black or white, who attempts to deal with real problems in the black community – black-on-black crime, over 70% out-of-wedlock births, genocidal high abortions, and over 70% school dropouts.

Fatherless households lead to gang membership, crime, violence, and incarceration.  It is the natural instinct of young males to seek male bonding and mentors.  Sadly, the left has convinced far too many black youths that a thuggish street-cred persona is more authentically black and racially loyal than speaking English correctly and traditional values.  Single-parent households also lead to poverty.

Whites who dare to acknowledge and deal with the elephant in black America's living room are attacked – accused of insensitivity to the plight of being black in America and racism.  Blacks who attempt to free fellow blacks from the Democrats' liberal plantation via an underground railroad of conservatism are also attacked, called Uncle-Tom traitors to their race.

Consequently, all of the moral and cultural issues that create economic problems that have plagued the black community for forty years continue to get worse.

 Meanwhile, Al Sharpton continues to get paid with cash, influence, and power as the Grand Pooh-Bah of clueless black voters, able to create a riot on demand and deliver deceived angry black voters to the polls every election.

The left views the unfortunate deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner as gifts to be exploited for their America-Sucks-So-You-Should-Elect Democrats voter recruitment campaign.

 The left's deplorable campaign promotes the lie that black Americans are victims of a racist America in which white conservatives, Republicans and Tea Party members want to see them dead, and white cops shoot black males simply for walking around being black. 

Who cares if Sharpton and company's shameful, hate-generating, divisive, and extremely evil campaign is tearing our country apart?  Sharpton and company consider their divisive evil mere collateral damage.

I informed Dad that Rep. Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party wants to see blacks hanging from a tree.  This vile hatemonger politician ignored the fact that many Tea Party folks voted for Obama before he began unilaterally implementing socialist policies – a key component of his hostile takeover/fundamental transformation of America.

For decades, Democrats with the support of their homeys in the MSM have gotten away with deceiving blacks, promoting themselves as champions of blacks, women, and minorities. 

Extremely well-crafted is the image of Democrats riding in on white horses to punish selfish rich white racists while wielding swords of compassion, keeping conservatives, Republicans, the Tea Party, and America's racist police at bay.

Coming from a mindset of placing man above God, it is no coincidence that the religion of the liberalism-controlled Democratic Party always finds itself on the opposite side of the Bible.  The Bible strongly condemns the sin of covetousness, which is regularly promoted and exploited by Obama and his fellow Democrats. 

Covetousness is an unhealthy desire to obtain the possessions of others.  Team Obama thrives on ginning up hate for achievers in the form of class envy/covetousness.  Their absurd, insidious and manipulative message to the poor is "You have too little because they have too much."

Using simple language, I hoped to make Dad understand that Democrats are the ones who have been screwing blacks for over 40 years, contributing to the moral, cultural, and economic decline of the black community.

 Dad did not know that poverty in the black community had been on the decline before Democrat president Lyndon Johnson's 1964 War on Poverty, in which welfare programs were implemented that pushed fathers out of the home and destroyed the black family. 

Many blacks became addicted to government dependency and indoctrinated with entitlement mindsets.

My use of simple language is not meant to insult Dad's intelligence.  He is Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus.  My point is that many black conservatives on TV seem far too concerned with coming across intellectual rather than communicating to the masses why conservatism equals real compassion and is most beneficial to all Americans.

With Dad being a committed Christian preacher, I strove to enlighten him regarding the horrific evil at the core of what Sharpton and company are doing to our great country.  Though it is obvious to me as a black conservative gladiator in the political arena, Dad gets his news from the MSM, which makes him a low-info voter, unaware that the MSM spin the news to purposely polarize Americans along racial lines to achieve their political objectives.

For example, I heard an announcer on CNN attribute the stunning defeat of 18-year Louisiana incumbent Mary Landrieu to her inability to separate herself from Obama, who is unpopular with "white voters."

The truth is that Louisiana voters rejected Obama's agenda, which Landrieu voted for 97% of the time.  Dear Lord, have they no shame?  CNN's spin on the truth furthers Mary Landrieu's outrageous, insulting accusation that Southern voters are racist and sexist

Other MSM outlets have gone pedal-to-the-metal furthering the left's destructive hate-generating lie that blacks are being severely and systemically mistreated in America.

Dad has an e-mail account but hardly ever checks it.  So even though I have mentioned this truth in other articles, Dad has not read it.

I told Dad that the behavior of Sharpton, the Democrats, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the MSM does not jibe with a real desire to empower blacks.  They elevated thugs Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to the level of Medgar Evers, a real civil rights hero and icon. 

Meanwhile, they exhibit disdain for extraordinarily successful black role models like Dr. Ben Carson, Condoleezza Rice, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Dad was active in the civil rights movement back in 1963, when hero Medgar Evers was gunned down.  Dad thought it incomprehensible to mention Martin and Brown in the same breath as Evers.

 I told Dad that that is only one example of how Sharpton, the Democrats, and the MSM have perverted the cause of civil rights.

Dad advised, "You need to write all this down in a book.  Make it easy to read and understand."


http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/black_conservative_son_educates_dad_race_lies.html#ixzz3N3lO9fy3


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Democrats lost the South through culture war and elitism

By Timothy P. Carney

Fritz Hollings, John Edwards, Zell Miller, Blanche Lincoln, John Breaux, Kay Hagan, Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu. These eight Democrats have been senators from the South in the past decade.

If not for Southern Democrats, Republicans would have nearly had a filibuster-proof Senate supermajority after the 2002 elections, giving George W. Bush some real clout. Without Southern senators, Democrats wouldn’t have taken over the Senate with Jim Jeffords’ party switch in 2001. If not for Southern Democrats, Obamacare wouldn’t have become law.

For the foreseeable future, though, Democrats will have make do without Southern senators.

With Mary Landrieu’s gigantic loss on Saturday, following Hagan’s surprise loss and Pryor’s thumping, the Southern Democratic senator is officially extinct. In the House, there are no White Democrats from the South.

Why did it happen?

In short: Democrats waged a culture war against the South, trying to force Southerners to stop “clinging” to their guns and to God. When you try to make it illegal for people to conduct their own affairs according to their conscience, you tend to lose their votes.

The self-soothing story the Left tells itself is that it’s all racism, that Democrats have lost the Southern vote because they’re not as willing to be racist as the Republicans are. Liberal columnist Michael Tomasky cheered the Democrats' loss of the South, which he lovingly called “one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment.”

Any full accounting of Southern politics has to involve race and racism, but it isn’t a top reason for the realignment.

Tomasky and other liberals may not have heard of Sen. Tim Scott, the first black Southerner elected to the U.S. Senate since reconstruction. South Carolina not only elected Scott to the Senate in a special election this fall, it gave him 757,000 votes — 85,000 more votes than his South Carolina colleague Lindsey Graham received the same day.

South Carolina’s voters re-elected their Republican Governor, Nikki Haley, nee Nimrata Nikki Randhawa. The state that defeated Mary Landrieu has had an Indian-American governor since the 2007 elections.

White racism can’t explain the GOP takeover of the South.

The best explanation comes from the mouth of President Obama himself. Speaking to San Francisco donors in 2008 about white voters in the Midwest, Obama lucidly expressed his low opinion of all non-rich voters in flyover country: “they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion.”

Naturally, Democrats and the Left have tried to pry Southerners away from their guns and religion. Gun control has largely been a culture war effort for Democrats. “Some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome,” was Congressman Charles Rangel’s explanation for why gun control was both needed and difficult.

The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten cursed the Second Amendment as "the refuge of bumpkins and yeehaws who like to think they are protecting their homes against imagined swarthy marauders desperate to steal their flea-bitten sofas from their rotting front porches."

Obama and his party waged this culture-war crusade with glee — and failed, but not before making it clear that they disapproved of the way Southerners live.

And the Democrats have made it clear that they are willing to use government to impose their morality on others. Through the courts, the Left has banned prayers at high school football games and forced states to remove the Ten Commandments from public grounds.

The Obama administration, through its birth-control mandate that includes abortifacient drugs, has told Christian employers that they can’t run their businesses as Christians.

There’s no mystery here, and no need to assign widespread racism to why Southerners have rejected Democrats. It’s simple: Democrats and the Left have tried to outlaw Southerners’ way of life.

Here’s a related factor in the realignment: Democrats have given up on being the populist party, and — as they have increasingly won over the wealthy suburbs and the college-educated — have embraced their status as the party of the economic elite.

As crony capitalism and corporate welfare have grown, and as the Washington region has sucked in more and more of the nation’s wealth, Republicans have started to take up the populist mantle.

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, whose populism flares up in many ways, joined Louisiana’s David Vitter in co-sponsoring a bill to break up the big banks. Sens. Landrieu, Hagan and Pryor all campaigned unsuccessfully on their support for the Export-Import Bank (a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. manufacturers and the banks that finance them).

Democrats have become the party of Hyde Park and Chevy Chase — elitist on culture and economics. It’s no wonder they can't also be the party of Charleston and Shreveport.

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner's senior political columnist, can be contacted at tcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Sunday and Wednesday on washingtonexaminer.com.

 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-lost-the-south-through-culture-war-and-elitism/article/2557157

 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

16 Facts About Al Sharpton the Media Won't Tell You

By Jim Meyers

 

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

 

The Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised as a civil rights icon by prominent figures in politics, and "60 Minutes" reported that he has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader."

Sharpton has been frequently in the media for leading protests against grand jury decisions exonerating white policemen in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

But many in the mainstream media have sought to downplay the negatives surrounding the firebrand minister, who has been accused of being a rabble-rouser out for personal gain, including:

1. When Sharpton sought involvement in the funeral of Akai Gurley, an African-American shot dead in November by a rookie police officer in the darkened stairwell of a housing project in Brooklyn, New York, Gurley's family told him to stay away.


Sharpton held a news conference condemning the cop and promised to deliver a eulogy at the wake. But Gurley's aunt, who was speaking for his mother, told TMZ: "Al Sharpton came in, put his name on the situation, but has not even made one single call to the parents of Akai," adding that all Sharpton sees "is money and political gain and he is turning the tragedy into a circus."

2. Sharpton has more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his businesses. His National Action Network has repeatedly failed to pay travel agencies, hotels and landlords, records show.

3. Sharpton has allegedly sought to keep his nonprofit afloat with money that was supposed to go to payroll taxes, although he contends that the payroll tax shortfall was not intentional.

4. The reverend accused an upstate New York prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of being part of a group of white men who raped teenager Tawana Brawley in 1987. A grand jury found "overwhelming evidence" that the rape allegation had been fabricated. Pagones sued Sharpton for defamation and won a judgment of $65,000. Sharpton reportedly paid the judgment with money raised by his supporters.

5. Sharpton has frequently sparked controversy with his strident language. During a rally in Brooklyn, he called white people "crackers."

6. After a car in a Hasidic rabbi's motorcade killed a 7-year-old black boy in Brooklyn in 1991, Sharpton referred to the Hasidic Jews as "diamond merchants" and said "if the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house." Shortly afterward, an innocent Hasidic Jewish student visiting the area from Australia was set upon by a mob and stabbed to death.


7. In 1995, an African-American Pentecostal church in Harlem, New York, asked a Jewish tenant of one of its properties, Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict a black-run record store that was subletting part of the property. Sharpton showed up outside Freddie's vowing to a crowd: "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."

Two weeks before Christmas that year, Freddie's was attacked by a man in the crowd who shot several customers and then set fire to the building with a flammable liquid, killing seven employees. Sharpton subsequently apologized for his "white interloper" remark, but vehemently denied responsibility for the violence.

8. Speaking at a college in 1994, Sharpton referred to gay men as "homos."

9. When Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was running for president in 2007, Sharpton said: "As for the Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyway."

10. In 1990, Sharpton was acquitted of felony charges that he stole $250,000 from his youth group.

11. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for failing to file a state income tax return.

12. State law bars nonprofits from making loans to officers, but Sharpton admitted that his National Action Network had once loaned him money to cover his daughters' tuition.

13. Sharpton was jailed for 90 days in 2001 on trespassing charges stemming from his protest against U.S. military target practice exercises in Puerto Rico.

14. Sharpton worked as a government informant. In 2002, HBO aired a 19-year-old FBI videotape of an undercover sting operation showing Sharpton with an FBI agent posing as a Latin American businessman and a reputed Columbo crime family captain.


Sharpton said in 1988 that he informed for the government in order to stem the flow of crack cocaine into black neighborhoods, although The Smoking Gun alleged that he was paid to be an informant.

15. In December 2005, Sharpton agreed to repay $100,000 in public funds he received for his 2004 presidential campaign, because he had exceeded federal limits on personal expenditures for his campaign.

16. In 2005, Sharpton appeared in three TV commercials for LoanMax, an automobile title loan firm that reportedly charged fees that were the equivalent of 300 percent APR loans.

 

 

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/sharpton-fines-racism-taxes/2014/12/09/id/612015/?ns_mail_uid=32343128&ns_mail_job=1598857_12092014&s=al&dkt_nbr=dykog6bl

 

NBRA Chairman Frances Rice

About Me

Lieutenant Colonel Frances Rice, United States Army, Retired is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and retired from the Army in 1984 after 20 years of active service. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Drury College in 1973, a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in 1976, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1977. In 2005, she became a co-founder and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association, an organization that is committed to returning African Americans to their Republican Party roots.