Thursday, September 29, 2016


Donald Trump is putting the focus back on Hillary Clinton with a new line of attack highlighting how she is bought and paid for by special interests and corrupted by her donors.

 POLITICO reports: 

Donald Trump on Wednesday launched a coordinated attack casting Hillary Clinton as a corrupt pawn of major donors and special interests, telling an enthusiastic midday crowd “Everything you need to know about Hillary Clinton can be understood by this simple phrase: follow the money.”  

As the speech proceeded, the campaign blasted out five press releases in the span of 25 minutes, with the “follow the money” heading, starting with an overview of “ethical red flags” at the Clinton Foundation. 

 It was followed by detailed indictments of a uranium deal approved by Clinton’s state department after her foundation received large donations from people with stakes in the deal; Clinton’s relationship with Irish telecom billionaire Denis O’Brien; Clinton’s six-figure speaking engagements; and a 2009 deal over disclosing the identities of American account-holders that the State Department concluded with Swiss bank UBS, a Clinton Foundation donor.
Complied by the RNC.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton is in full panic mode!


PANIC: Behind in key swing states, Democrats have begun targeting the Libertarian ticket to peel away more votes for Hillary Clinton.

The Hill reports 

Democrats panicked by third-party candidates drawing support away from Hillary Clinton are ramping up their attacks against Gary Johnson and warning that a vote for a third party is a vote for Donald Trump. 

Liberal groups are passing around embarrassing videos of Johnson and running ads against him warning about his positions on issues like climate change that are important to young voters and independents. 

The Clinton campaign will rely heavily on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the coming weeks as it seeks to shore up its deficit among young voters and left-leaning independents who are not energized by her campaign and are considering casting a vote for either Johnson or Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Hillary Clinton continues to struggle mightily with young voters, a key group from the Obama coalition she is relying on to win in November. 

Bloomberg reports: 

While the last time New Hampshire went red was in 2000, it still represents one of the Clinton campaign’s most perplexing challenges. 

The reason is that, while Sanders may now stand behind the Democratic presidential nominee, not all his supporters have followed, which may explain why Clinton has invited Sanders to appear by her side Wednesday when she discusses college affordability on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire is emblematic of a larger Clinton problem. 

The youth vote was one of the pillars of the Obama coalition. But thus far it’s proven perhaps the most difficult one for Clinton to rebuild. 

Polls show the nominee failing to earn the confidence of young voters—only 33 percent of those between ages 18-29 told Gallup this month that they approved of her—and running far behind where she would hope to be against her Republican opponent. 

The polls also show Clinton currently winning under half their votes, while Obama got over three-fifths of that demographic in both of his campaigns. 

Trump raked in $18 million in less than 24 hours following the debate. 

The Washington Post reports: 

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump contributed more than $18 million in less than a day to support his bid and the Republican National Committee after he debated Hillary Clinton on Monday night, according to his campaign.

This is a major cash infusion that officials said they plan to plow into an advertising blitz in the final stretch of the race.

Steven Mnuchin, the campaign's national finance chairman, said the total raised by Tuesday night vastly exceeded the original goal of $5 million.

He credited the huge haul to Trump's performance in his first direct confrontation with his Democratic rival.
The Clinton campaign hosted a conference call with a former Miss Universe who was accused of “aiding a would-be murderer and threatening to kill a judge.”  

The Daily Mail reports: 

The former Miss Universe at the center of a bitter exchange in Monday's presidential debate was accused of aiding a would-be murderer and threatening to kill a judge, it has emerged.
[T]wo Associated Press reports from 1998 have revealed the former Miss Universe, Miss Machado, was accused of aiding attempted murder and threats to kill in Venezuela.
In Florida, African American voters are not enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton.  

POLITICO reports: 

To kill Donald Trump's chances of capturing the White House, Hillary Clinton needs to win Florida. And to do that, she needs a big minority turnout. 

But Democrats are beginning to worry that too many African-American voters are uninspired by Clinton’s candidacy, leading her campaign to hit the panic button this week and launch an all-out blitz to juice-up voter enthusiasm.

"Hillary Clinton's campaign is in panic mode. Full panic mode," said Leslie Wimes, a South Florida-based president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus. 

"They have a big problem because they thought Obama and Michelle saying, 'Hey, go vote for Hillary' would do it. But it's not enough," Wimes said, explaining that too much of the black vote in Florida is anti-Trump, rather than pro-Clinton. "In the end, we don't vote against somebody. We vote for somebody." 

In New Hampshire, former Governor John H. Sununu formally endorsed Donald Trump for president. 

WMUR-TV reports. The morning after the first general election debate of the 2016 campaign, former Gov. John H. Sununu on Tuesday came full circle, formally endorsing Donald Trump for president.

Sununu, who is also a former White House Chief of Staff and former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman, was among Trump’s harshest critics during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign.

But in a statement released by the Trump campaign, Sununu said: “Donald Trump is the only candidate in this race who can bring bold change to Washington, D.C. I support the Trump-Pence ticket for their pro-growth agenda and commitment to protecting American interests. Republicans, independents and smart Democrats need to come together to elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence.” 

Complied by the RNC.

Monday, September 26, 2016

PROOF: The FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton's "EmailGate" Was a Sham

NSA Analyst: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton

By John R. Schindler

From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had much enthusiasm for prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her friends. Under President Obama, the FBI grew so politicized that it became impossible for the Bureau to do its job – at least where high-ranking Democrats are concerned.
As I observed in early July, when Director James Comey announced that the FBI would not be seeking prosecution of anyone on Team Clinton over EmailGate, the Bureau had turned its back on its own traditions of floating above partisan politics in the pursuit of justice. “Malfeasance by the FBI, its bending to political winds, is a matter that should concern all Americans, regardless of their politics,” I stated, noting that it’s never a healthy turn of events in a democracy when your secret police force gets tarnished by politics.
Just how much Comey and his Bureau punted on EmailGate has become painfully obvious since then. Redacted FBI documents from that investigation, dumped on the Friday afternoon before the long Labor Day weekend, revealed that Hillary Clinton either willfully lied to the Bureau, repeatedly, about her email habits as secretary of state, or she is far too dumb to be our commander-in-chief.
Worse, the FBI completely ignored the appearance of highly classified signals intelligence in Hillary’s email, including information lifted verbatim from above-Top Secret NSA reports back in 2011. This crime, representing the worst compromise of classified information in EmailGate – that the public knows of, at least – was somehow deemed so uninteresting that nobody at the FBI bothered to ask anybody on Team Clinton about it.
This stunning omission appears highly curious to anybody versed in counterintelligence matters, not least since during Obama’s presidency, the FBI has prosecuted Americans for compromising information far less classified than what Clinton and her staff exposed on Hillary “unclassified” email server of bathroom infamy.
This week, however, we learned that there is actually no mystery at all here. The FBI was never able to get enough traction in its investigation of EmailGate to prosecute anybody since the Bureau had already granted immunity to key players in that scandal.
Granting immunity is a standard practice in investigations, and is sometimes unavoidable. Giving a pass to Bryan Pagliano, Hillary’s IT guru who set up her email and server, made some sense since he understands what happened here, technically speaking, and otherwise is a small fish. The wisdom of giving him a pass now seems debatable, though, since Pagliano has twice refused to testify before Congress about his part in EmailGate, blowing off subpoenas. Just this week the House Oversight Committee recommended that Pagliano be cited for contempt of Congress for his repeated no-shows. That vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.
Now it turns out the FBI granted immunity to much bigger fish in the Clinton political tank. Three more people got a pass from the Bureau in exchange for their cooperation: Hillary lawyer Heather Samuelson, State Department IT boss John Bental, and – by far the most consequential – Cheryl Mills, who has been a Clinton flunky-cum-factotum for decades.
Mills served as the State Department’s Chief of Staff and Counselor throughout Hillary’s tenure as our nation’s top diplomat. Granting her immunity in EmailGate, given her deep involvement in that scandal – including the destruction of tens of thousands of emails so they could not be handed over to the FBI – now seems curious, to say the least, particularly because Mills sat in on Hillary’s chat with the Bureau regarding EmailGate.
This was in fact so highly irregular that Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, pronounced himself “absolutely stunned” by the FBI’s granting of immunity to Cheryl Mills – which he learned of only on Friday. “No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case,” Rep. Chaffetz observed of Comey’s Bureau: “They were handing out immunity deals like candy.”
Not to mention that Mills has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation in Washington for helping the Clintons dodge investigation after investigation. When Bill and Hillary need a fixer to help them bury the bodies – as they say inside the Beltway – trusty Cheryl Mills has been on call for the last quarter-century.
She played a key role in the Whitewater scandal of the 1990s – and so did James Comey. Fully two decades ago, when Comey was a Senate investigator, he tried to get Mills, then deputy counsel to Bill Clinton’s White House, to hand over relevant documents. Mills went full dog-ate-my-homework, claiming that a burglar had taken the files, leading Comey to unavoidably conclude that she was obstructing his investigation. Mills’ cover-up, the Senate investigators assessed, encompassed “destruction of documents” and “highly improper” behavior.
Such misconduct is a career-ender for normal people in Washington, but not for Cheryl Mills, who over the last several decades has followed the Clintons everywhere they go. Mills has proven her loyalty to Clinton, Inc. time and again, and that loyalty has been rewarded with a pass on prosecution in EmailGate.
To say nothing of the fact that as chief of staff at Foggy Bottom, Mills was in no way functioning as Hillary’s personal lawyer, as Clinton advocates have contended. Even her other title, State Department Counselor, has nothing to do with legal matters, despite the name. That role is traditionally assigned to an esteemed foreign policy guru who is supposed to offer sage counsel to the secretary of state. Mills’ predecessor as Counselor was Eliot Cohen, one of the country’s preeminent scholars of international relations. Leave it to the Clintons to turn that job over to one of their trusted cabal, translating Counselor in mafia fashion as consigliere.
“The whole thing stinks,” explained a retired FBI senior official who professed dismay about the state of his former employer. “This was impossible in my time, unthinkable,” he rued, expressing shock that the Bureau allowed Mills to remain involved in the investigation, including acting as Hillary’s personal lawyer, despite her own immunity.
How exactly Cheryl Mills got immunity, and what its terms were, is the long-awaited “smoking gun” in EmailGate, the clear indication that, despite countless man-hours expended on the year-long investigation, James Comey and his FBI never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton – or anyone – for her mishandling of classified information as secretary of state.
Why Comey decided to give Mills a get-out-of-jail-free card is something that needs proper investigation. This is raw, naked politics in all its ugly and cynical glory. Corruption is the tamest word to describe this sort of dirty backroom deal which makes average Americans despise politics and politicians altogether.
How high in this administration EmailGate went is the key question, and it’s been reopened by the latest tranche of redacted documents that the FBI released – on Friday afternoon, as usual. There are lots of tantalizing tidbits here, including the fact that early in Hillary’s term at Foggy Bottom, State Department officials were raising awkward legal questions about her highly irregular email and server arrangements.
Most intriguing, however, is the revelation that Hillary was communicating with President Obama via personal email, and he was using an alias. The alias he used with Hillary, and apparently others, was withheld by the FBI, and let it be said the fact that the president wanted to disguise his identity in unclassified email is not all that odd.
What is odd, however, is the fact that Obama previously told the media that he only learned of Hillary’s irregular email and server arrangements from “news reports.” How the president failed to notice that he was emailing his top diplomat at her personal, address, not a account, particularly when they were discussing official business, is something Congress may want to find out – since certainly the FBI won’t.
Indeed, when she was being interviewed by the Bureau, Hillary’s ever-faithful sidekick Huma Abedin, was asked about President Obama’s emailing to Hillary using an alias. “How is this not classified?” inquired the mystified Abedin.
How indeed?
The fact that the FBI redacted the contents of that email indicates that is was classified, although it was sent to Hillary’s personal email and transited her personal server.
This, like so many aspects of EmailGate, seems destined to remain a mystery, at least for now. The State Department won’t release the full collection of Clinton’s emails until after our November 8 election. Just this week a Federal judge blasted Foggy Bottom for its slow-rolling: “The State Department needs to start cooperating to the fullest extent possible. They are not perceived to be doing that.” Nevertheless, the public won’t get to see all of Hillary’s emails until after Americans decide who the next president will be.
For Hillary Clinton, winning that election may be a legal necessity to protect her from prosecution. Congress, animated by these latest revelations of illegality and corruption, will now pursue her with vigor, while an FBI in the hands of Donald Trump seems likely to show an interest in EmailGate which the Bureau never possessed under President Obama.
Regardless, this story has emerged yet again to tar Hillary Clinton’s reputation at the worst possible time, when her campaign is lagging in the polls. We can be sure that her Republican opponent will mention EmailGate in Monday’s inaugural presidential debate. The Democratic nominee should have coherent answers about her email and server at the ready if she wants to avoid a debacle before the cameras.
John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Congressional Black Caucus Members Falsely Accuse Donald Trump of Racism

By Frances Rice

Have they no shame?

While wrongly accusing Donald Trump of racism, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) themselves have engaged in racial discrimination by refusing to admit a white liberal, Rep. Democrat Stephen I. Cohen, who succeeded former Rep. Harold Ford in representing a majority black American district in Tennessee .
Even more egregious, the CBC turns a blind eye to the devastation caused to black communities by the failed socialist policies of their party, the Democratic Party.
Yet, these same sellouts to their black constituents are quick to rush to the nearest microphone to fabricate charges of racism against Donald Trump because he is shining a light on how the Democratic Party has destroyed black communities for 60+ years.
In full faux outraged mode and determined to paint Donald Trump as a racist, the CBC first regurgitated Democratic Party talking points about an over 30-year old law suit involving a New York rental agency for some properties owned by Donald Trump’s father.
The rental agency had vetted potential tenants based on income.  As is typical of left wingers, the income vetting was recast into race vetting. With that false narrative in play, the court at that time ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. How does that case make Donald Trump today a racist?
Not finished with trying to tar Donald Trump as a racist, the CBC hauled out a 27-year old Central Park jogger rape case. Well, below are the facts about that case.
It was 1989. The crack epidemic had torn through New York as poverty soared to 25% and the city’s elites reaped the rewards of a booming Wall Street. The murder rate had risen to 1,896 killings a year; 3,254 rapes would be reported in the five boroughs, but only one captured the city’s extended attention.
On the evening of  April 19th, a 28-year-old investment banker Trisha Meili, who was white, jogged across the northern, dilapidated section of Central Park. She was brutally attacked – bludgeoned with a rock, gagged, tied and raped. She was left for dead but discovered hours later, unconscious and suffering from hypothermia and severe brain damage.
That same night, a group of more than 30 youths had entered the park from East Harlem. Some engaged in a rampage of random criminality, hurling rocks at cars, assaulting and mugging passersby.
Among the group was Salaam, along with 14-year-olds Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson, 15-year-old Antron McCray and 16-year-old Korey Wise. The teenagers – four African American and one Hispanic – would become known collectively as the Central Park Five.
Four of the boys signed confessions and appeared on video without a lawyer, each arguing that while they had not been the individual to commit the rape they had witnessed one of the others do it, thereby implicating the entire group.
Meili, who made a miraculous recovery and testified in court, could not remember any details of the attack.
All five boys pleaded not guilty at trial the following year. The jury found all five boys guilty. The court condemned them to prison to serve sentences ranging from five to 10 years and five to 15 years. Wise, who had remained in the city’s notorious Rikers Island jail, was sentenced as an adult.
During that time, Donald Trump paid a reported $85,000 to take out advertising space in four of the city’s newspapers, including the New York Times.
Here is the ad.

Trump later apologized. But Barbara Res, a member of Trump’s inner circle through much of the 1980s who served as his executive vice-president in 1989, told the “Guardian” she never witnessed any signs of racism throughout her time at his company.

 “I think he got angry when he saw what happened to that woman, and I think he reacted to it,” she said of the Central Park jogger case. “I think we were all horrified at what happened. I think everybody basically supported Donald. I don’t think he was trying to be racist – I think he was trying to be a proponent of law and order.”
It is truly sad, that rather than being concerned about what happened to an innocent woman, the CBC uses her tragic case to falsely accuse Donald Trump of racism, all in a disgusting attempt to help Hillary Clinton get elected.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

‘Deplorable’ Hillary Clinton Maligns Nearly 50 Million Americans


Hillary apparently doesn’t think very much of her countrymen.

By Deroy Murdock  

Leave it to Hillary Clinton to hammer almost 50 million citizens whom she aspires to govern.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right?” Clinton declared Friday as Barbra Streisand and other self-congratulating guests tittered their approval at a $6 million Manhattan fundraiser. “They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.”

Surging Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has energized his recently sputtering campaign and now enjoys 43 percent support in today’s RealClearPolitics survey average (vs. 46 percent for Clinton).
Thus, among Trump’s current share of America’s 220 million eligible voters, Clinton just threw half of them — roughly 47 million people — under her motorcade.

After triggering a torrent of criticism, Clinton stated, “I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.”

Of course, this is no apology.

I very much regret that Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died in January. However, I do not apologize for this, as I did not kill him. So, Clinton’s “regret” represents nothing more than her sorrow that she gave herself a throbbing political headache.

And if she got “half” wrong, then — what? — 47 percent of Trump’s supporters are hateful bums? Is it 45 percent? If Clinton has another number in mind, she should specify it.

Clinton’s remarks completely conform with the liberalism that she shares with top Democrats — from K Street to Sunset Boulevard.

As they see it, hordes of the great unwashed live in “flyover country.” They are not educated or elegant enough to have reached Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, or — the most elevated place of all — Washington, D.C. So, enlightened people like Hillary and her supporters must make decisions for these benighted souls.
Thus, Washington should tell these people what to do, every day, all day long. These unsophisticated monsters need adult supervision and, by God, Hillary and her minions will provide it!

In an address in Baltimore, Trump denounced Clinton’s terminal elitism with particular passion, eloquence, and even a common touch. Most important, he astutely connected Clinton’s odious personal attitude to her public behavior.

Trump told the National Guard Association that he was “deeply shocked and alarmed this Friday to hear my opponent attack, slander, smear and demean [the] wonderful, amazing people who are supporting our campaign.”

Trump added:

Our support comes from every part of America, and every walk of life. We have the support of cops and soldiers, carpenters and welders, the young and the old, and millions of working-class families who just want a better future.

These were the people Hillary Clinton so viciously demonized. . . . 

She called them a “basket of deplorables” in both a speech and an interview. She divides people into baskets as though they were objects, not human beings. . . . 

She and her wealthy donors all had a good laugh. They were laughing at the very people who pave the roads she drives on, paint the buildings she speaks in, and keep the lights on in her auditorium.

Hillary Clinton is an insider, supported by powerful insiders, attacking Americans who have no political power.                                                       

Trump accused Clinton of “hatred and derision for the people who make this country run,” the citizens who “thanklessly follow the rules, pay their taxes, and scratch out a living for their families.”

Hillary, Trump says, “displayed the same sense of arrogance and entitlement that led her to violate federal law as secretary of state, hide and delete her e-mails, put classified information in the reach of our enemies, lie to Congress, and sell government favors and access through her foundation.”

Candidates usually are smart enough to slam other candidates. Instead, Hillary Clinton slimes actual voters, by the millions. It is a frightful revelation, indeed, to learn what Hillary Clinton really thinks of enough Americans to populate Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

— Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online.

What's Wrong With Hillary's Health? Three Blood Clots, A Concussion, Deep Vein Thrombosis

Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis
Hillary's shielded medical history is no longer just for conspiracy theorists as her 'penchant for privacy' gets serious scrutiny

  • Clinton suffered her first blood clot in 1998 while she was First Lady and experienced a second incident in 2009
  • She suffered a concussion after falling in her home in 2013 near the end of her tenure as secretary of state
  • Her doctors say she has deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to clotting in leg veins
  • She suffered a blood clot in her brain in December 2011 and takes blood thinners to treat her condition
  • She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism
  • Broke her elbow, as spokesman warned it would crimp her texting 
  • Clinton collapsed when she left a 9/11 ceremony early on Sunday. Her office finally revealed she has pneumonia
  • Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon says Clinton plans to release more medical records this week as criticism mounts
Hillary Clinton's medical history – and her tendency to keep personal and medical information far from view – is coming in for new scrutiny following revelations that the candidate got diagnosed with pneumonia Friday in advance of her stumble in New York.

Clinton's stumble, caught on camera Sunday after she had to leave Sept. 11th anniversary memorial services after about an hour and a half, was the latest in a line of health spats that have made it into the news during her career.

'Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?' asked President Obama's former message guru David Axelrod in a tweet Monday – a message promptly retweeted by Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. 
To see details about Hillary's troubling multi-year health problems which make her unfit to be president, visit:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton Calls KKK Grand Dragon “Heart & Soul” of America!

A video has appeared on YouTube of Hillary Clinton speaking highly of former U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) who was a card-carrying member and recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan.

In the 1940s, Byrd obtained the Klan rank of “Exalted Cyclops” and spent decades promoting their vile, racist message. He took part in what was – at the time – the longest filibuster ever against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

As Byrd once announced:

“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

And as Hillary opined:
“Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility.” And, “It is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd. He was not only its longest serving member. He was its heart, its soul, and it’s historian.”

Why does Hillary Clinton get a pass for her friendship with a former, high-ranking KKK member?


 Hillary’s Risky KKK Gambit

 By Paul R. Hollrah
At an August 25 rally in Reno, Nevada, Hillary Clinton made what was a feeble attempt at blunting Donald Trump’s outreach to African American voters.  In her remarks she referred to recent news reports in which former Klansman David Duke is said to have endorsed Trump’s candidacy.  Attempting to cast doubt on Trump’s sincerity, she said, “Trump refused to disavow the support of David Duke, a notorious former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.”

It was a major unforced error.  Coming from a woman who has reportedly received $20,000 in contributions from KKK members in recent months, her attempt to tie Trump to the Klan can only serve to discredit her and to draw attention to the Democratic Party’s sordid racial history.  

When asked by reporters about his reaction to the Duke endorsement, Trump replied, “I didn’t even know he endorsed me.  David Duke endorsed me?  Okay, all right.  I disavow, okay?” 

His response was a far cry from Hillary Clinton’s warm embrace of the late Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd (D-WV) upon his death on June 10, 2010. 

On that occasion, Clinton heaped praise on the former Grand Kleagle of the West Virginia KKK, saying, “Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility...  It is almost impossible to imagine the United States Senate without Robert Byrd.  He was not just its longest-serving member; he was its heart and soul. 

“From my first day in the Senate, I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom.  I admired his tireless advocacy for his constituents, his fierce defense of the Constitution and the traditions of the Senate, and his passion for government that improves the lives of the people it serves…” 

She concluded by saying, “Robert Byrd led by the power of his example, and he made all of us who had the honor of serving as his colleagues better public servants and better citizens.  After more than five decades of service, he has left an indelible imprint on the Senate, on West Virginia, and on our nation.  We will not see his like again.”

Coming from a woman who sees herself as the “champion” of the poor and underprivileged, her endorsement was overly generous for a man who had once recruited some 150 of his friends and acquaintances to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia.

As Clinton attempted to tie Trump to former Klansman David Duke, it was learned that another prominent Klan leader, Will Quigg, Grand Dragon of a California branch of the KKK, has raised some $20,000 for the Clinton campaign and that the Klan is officially endorsing her for the presidency. 

News reports tell us that, shortly after participating in a giant cross burning in Georgia, Quigg submitted to an interview with Vocativ, a highly-respected media technology company.  In that interview, Quigg is quoted as saying, “She is friends with the Klan.  A lot of people don’t realize that… For the KKK, Clinton is our choice.”

If David Duke is, or was, a Klansman, he must have been a very lonely man because the KKK is, was, and always has been an all-Democrat organization.  Because the Republican Party was born in 1854 as an anti-slavery party, white Republicans were never welcome in the Klan. 

However, since Hillary Clinton has introduced the Klan into the 2016 presidential campaign, I have taken the opportunity to review my copy of The Lynching Calendar, compiled largely from Tuskegee Institute records and various news archives by 

Turning the 119 pages of The Lynching Calendar is a most troubling experience.  Each of those pages contains names, places, and dates associated with at least 25, sometimes hundreds, of atrocities in which blacks and white Republicans were violently murdered by the Klan.

Looking at page after page of those names, it is impossible to imagine the horrors they experienced.  And while nearly half of the 6,613 victims listed were blacks and white Republicans, all identified by name, some 3,690 are described only as “unidentified” black men, women, children, and infants. 

Those lynched during that sad period in American history included farm workers, sharecroppers, U.S. military personnel, members of Congress, state legislators, judges, prosecutors, medical doctors, clergymen, city and county elected officials, federal marshals, sheriffs, police officers, and militiamen.  Nor did Klansmen discriminate by age or gender.  They lynched men, women, children, and the elderly.  At times they lynched entire families.

In the days and weeks following the Orlando, Florida, night club killings of June 11, 2016, in which a lone Islamic terrorist murdered 49 people, many members of the mainstream media described the terror attack as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, mass murders in U.S. history. 

They failed to recall that, in October 1868, Klansmen murdered 63 African Americans in New Orleans, Louisiana, some 200 in St. Landry Parish, 162 in Bossier Parish, and 42 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. 

They also failed to mention that, during the months of May and July, 1917, Democrat Klansmen murdered some 130 black citizens of East St. Louis, Illinois. 
They failed to report that on October 1-2, 1919, the Klan murdered some 200 blacks in a mass killing in Elaine, Arkansas. 
And they failed to report that, on May 31, 1921, some 150 blacks were killed in a major race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma.     

But of all the murders committed by partisan Democrats in the 100 year period between 1865 and 1965, one of the most gruesome atrocities occurred in Valdosta, Georgia, on May 17, 1918. 

On that day a black woman named Mary Turner announced that she would see to it that the white men who had lynched her husband would be prosecuted.  Turner was nine months pregnant at the time.  She was dragged from her home, tortured, and hanged.

And while she was still alive, dangling from the rope, they slashed open her abdomen.  Her unborn child spilled out onto the ground where they crushed the baby’s skull with the heel of a boot. 

Mary Turner’s mistake was that she thought the rule of law was available to her.  She became a threat to the white Democrats who had lynched her husband and she paid for it with her life and the life of her child. 

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Democrat-controlled legislatures in the South enacted Jim Crow laws, supplementing the Black Codes that had been in force since colonial days. 

The Jim Crow laws and the Black Codes dictated where and for whom blacks could work, where they could live, where they could eat and sleep, which restrooms and drinking fountains they could use, and where they were allowed to sit in movie theaters and on trains and busses. 

The Black Codes and the Jim Crow laws were overturned with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

But even then, passage of the Act required the strong support of Republicans.  In the House of Representatives, Democrats voted 153-41 (63%) in favor of the bill, while Republicans voted 136-35 (80%) in favor of the bill.  In the Senate, the bill was approved by Democrats by a vote of 46-21 (67%), while Republicans voted 27-6 (82%) on final passage.    

It is interesting to note that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was essentially identical, word for word, to the Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1875, which Democrats had declared unconstitutional when they gained control of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883. 

Mrs. Clinton might also wish to consult her husband on the question of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, since both of his political mentors, Senators J. William Fulbright (D-AR) and John McClellan (D-AR), along with Senator Al Gore, Sr. (D-TN), opposed passage of the Act in the Senate.  In fact, Senators Fulbright and Gore participated in a filibuster designed to prevent its passage.

Demonstrating that he was no less fond of segregationists than his wife, Bill Clinton said on June 5, 1996, at a White House dinner honoring the memory of Senator Fulbright, “Hillary and I have looked forward for some time to celebrating this 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, to honor the dream and legacy of a great American, a citizen of the world, a native of my home state and my mentor and friend, Senator Fulbright.”

By attempting to tie Donald Trump to the KKK, citing the David Duke endorsement, Hillary Clinton is merely employing one of the favorite ploys in the Democrat Party playbook… i.e., to always accuse Republicans of doing that which Democrats, themselves, are doing. 

For example, during U.S. Senate debate on The Repeal Act of 1894, Democrats gave strong support to a provision in the law that would have removed all federal marshals stationed across the South to guarantee voting rights and other civil rights for blacks.  Just before the final vote on February 7, 1894, Senator George Hoar (R-MA) threw down the following challenge to Democrats:

“Mr. President, this is a question of fraud or no fraud…  If you will produce me a citizen of the United States, a Democrat, who lost his honest vote in consequence of intimidation or impediment created by these United States marshals, I will find on record here the proof of ten thousand Republicans who have lost their votes by Democratic practices…. 

“Mr. President, the nation must protect its own.  Every citizen whose right is imperiled, if he be but one, when it is a right of national citizenship and a right conferred and enjoyed under the Constitution of the United States, has the right to demand for its protection the entire force of the United States until the Army has spent its last man and the Navy fired its last gun.  Most of us have nothing else than the right to vote….  The urn in which the American casts his ballot ought to be, aye, and it shall be, as sacred as a sacramental vessel.”

In the 122 years, 7 months, and 3 days since Senator Hoar threw down that gauntlet, no Democrat has had the courage to take up his challenge.

Perhaps it’s time for Republicans in 2016 to renew that challenge. 

For every Republican Klan member Democrats can identify, Republicans will produce a thousand Democratic Klan members.

And since Barack Obama is so fond of apology tours, perhaps he could be persuaded to spend his remaining days in office apologizing for the thousands of African Americans and white Republicans systematically murdered by members of his party.  It’s time to “pin the tail on the donkey.”  

Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College.  He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.
Editor’s Note:

The Democratic Party was sued by Wayne Perryman for that party's 200-year history of racism and the case went all the way to the US Supreme Court. 
In his lawsuit, Perryman describes in detail how the Democratic Party became known as the "Party of White Supremacy" and fought to preserve slavery, started the Ku Klux Klan to kill Republicans (black and white), enacted discriminatory laws to deny civil rights to blacks and fought against the civil rights laws of the 1860s and 1960s.
Perryman also wrote a book called “Whites, Blacks and Racist Democrats: The Untold Story of Race & Politics Within the Democratic Party from 1792-2009.”

As author Michael Scheuer wrote, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
See "The Black-O-Scope Show" videos for a visual presentation of the sordid history and current failed socialist policies of the Democratic Party that have caused great harm to black Americans.