Monday, August 31, 2020

Why a CNN Editor Got Taken to the Woodshed Over His Tweet About the Ongoing Riots


By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com


Source: AP Photo/Morry Gash

It truly takes some hardcore drugs to become this deluded. For the liberal media, that’s Donald Trump. He’s the drug. He’s made them deranged. We all know this, but it’s become more brazen and unhinged ever since the conclusion of the Republican National Convention. 

It just blows one’s mind to think that Democrats actually thought that no one would care about the riots or better yet, blame Trump for the mayhem that’s been engulfing Democrat-run cities for weeks. The same cities that have turned down federal help to bring back law and order because… “orange man…bad.” 

The riots are a problem. CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo finally admitted that…when it started to show up in the polling. This comes after these two endorsed the leftist mayhem. 

Russia might be exploiting this now, you know. It’s just ridiculous at this point and yet another reason why the media’s trust numbers remain at the bottom of a cesspool. These people are absolute crap. And the best part is we have their number. We have video, you clowns. All of which negate every aspect of your gaslighting regarding these leftist riots. 

It’s not peaceful when buildings are being torched, cops are being shot, and federal agents are being blinded by lasers and having bombs hurled at them. 

So, when CNN’s Chris Cillizza decided to tweet, “Trump’s efforts to label what is happening in major cities as “riots” speaks at least somewhat to his desperation, politically speaking, at the moment” with a picture of a building in flames—the dragging was expected. 

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Trump's efforts to label what is happening in major cities as "riots" speaks at least somewhat to his desperation, politically speaking, at the moment.

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This might be as bad as when reporter Omar Jimenez reported on the mayhem in Kenosha with the chyron “fiery, but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting” blared across the screen.

Then, it’s not peaceful, you prat. 

It’s just so predictable, so transparent, and so as expected this shift regarding the riots. 

The liberal media didn’t care about them when they impacted Trump’s approval numbers, but after a week of attention due to the Republican Convention and Joe Biden’s election chances being severely impacted, it’s now not only Trump’s fault, his people are causing the mayhem. 

Right, because the people who seized portions of Seattle were die-hard MAGA? We have videos. We have the receipts, you liars. 

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The Democrat media talking points have gone from: “the protests are the new civil rights movement” to “the protests are mostly peaceful” to “what riots? these are protests” to “Trump supporters are causing these protest riots” all in one summer

While You Were Sleeping: Coronavirus updates for August 31 - Only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause


By Web Team


INDIANAPOLIS — There were several developments in the coronavirus pandemic that you may have missed overnight.

Here’s a look:

Contributing conditionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had contributing conditions.

According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.”

The report reads in part:

Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.


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CDC: 94% of COVID-19 deaths had underlying medical conditions

By Dave Bondy | Mid-Michigan NOW


This image depicts the exterior of the CDC's “Tom Harkin Global Communications Center” located on the organization's Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. (CDC)

ATLANTA, Ga. (NBC25/WKRC) - The Centers for Disease Control released information showing how many people who died from COVID-19 had underlying medical conditions that attributed to their death.


The CDC said:

Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.

The following are the top underlying medical conditions linked with COVID-19 deaths.

  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hypertensive disease
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular and unspecified dementia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Renal failure
  • Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
  • Other medical conditions

According to the CDC, 9683 died in the United States with only having COVID-19 listed on their death certificate.

Meet The Rioting Criminals Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Of Jail





Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a problem. They know it, the media knows it, everyone knows it.

For three months they have ignored the deadly rioting that spread across the nation’s cities on both coasts and in between. They insisted that what we were seeing was “mostly peaceful” protests and that Donald Trump and his evil allies were defaming decent Americans who just want social justice. Now they want to denounce these riots, but there is a problem: Harris is a financial supporter of the rioters she now claims to denounce.


Yes, that’s right, the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate was a huckster for a bail fund that sought to free violent criminals who were rioting on the streets of Minneapolis, and she was very effective at it. In the wake of deadly fires and looting, Harris asked her five million plus Twitter followers to donate money to bail out the “protesters” arrested in the riots. Let’s meet a few of the beneficiaries of her largesse, shall we?

Fox 9 News in Minneapolis did the research for us. Here are a few of the criminals they found Harris did a solid for.

Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.

Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.

Kamala Harris and her friends in the corporate media, otherwise known as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, will pretend this never happened and they are counting on voters to be too ignorant to know that it did. Harris was so eager to be on the rioters’ team that she literally raised money for them in the hopes that they could be released and foster further mayhem.

That on its own would be bad enough. But the fact that she is now attempting to pretend she was against all of this violence, and looting, and arson, and destruction from the get go is an insulting joke. Did Harris really think that peaceful protesters obeying the rules were the ones arrested in Minneapolis? Of course she didn’t. She just assumed that justifying the unrest would help Democrats’ political chances. Now that this has been shown to be false, she is trying to change her position. It’s way too late for that.

The American people aren’t stupid, they know exactly where Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party stood on the riots. They stood side by side with the rioters. That they have now cynically come to regret that position is, I suppose, a good thing. But it does not erase the harm done in lives, property, and opportunity that their approval of rioting did. We know whose side they were on, and it wasn’t the police. The American people will not forget that.

David Marcus is the Federalist's New York Correspondent. Follow him on Twitter, @BlueBoxDave.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

BREAKING: Trump Supporter Murdered In Portland




Violence in Portland escalated late last night as a Trump supporter was shot and killed, presumably by BLM/Antifa leftists. Portland’s left-wing newspaper, the Oregonian, reports the bare facts and pretty much takes the position that the man who was murdered had it coming.

That certainly is what the leftists on the scene think. Via InstaPundit:

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On the 95th night of riots and violent protests in Portland, a conservative rally attendee was fatally shot.

A Trump supporter who participated in the Portland caravan rally was shot & killed in downtown Portland. Antifa & BLM extremists physically blocked them on the road & threw projectiles. Upon confirming the deceased wasn’t one of theirs, antifa & BLM cheered & danced in the street outside the Justice Center.

It sounds like someone is shouting, “We got a Trumper right here” just before the shots are fired and the man is killed.

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News coverage so far seems to be taking the side of the murderer(s). E.g, NBC: “Trump praises right-wing supporters and rails against protesters following unrest in Portland.”

Rioters have always been protesters in the lexicon of the liberal press. Now murderers are protesters, too.

Trump Lands Major Endorsements From Democrat Mayors in Minnesota


By Katie Pavlich | Townhall.com


A number of Democrat mayors from Minnesota endorsed President Donald Trump for a second term on Friday as Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in the state. 

A letter signed by Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich and Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich, states: 

"Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents' jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class. We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good-paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don't recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us. 

"Yet, four years ago, something wonderful happened. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, and he stood up to China, implemented tax cuts, and fought for the working class. Now, four years later, the Iron Range is roaring back to life and for the first time in a very long time, locals are hopeful because of this President's policies and willingness to fight for us," the mayors continue. "Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation."

Polling in the North Star State has shown President Trump gaining ground in recent weeks, especially as riots in Minneapolis continue to rage out of control. 


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Why That Letter Portland's Mayor Sent to Trump Just Blew Up in His Face

By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com


Source: Screenshot via C-SPAN

Reagan wrote about this for VIP, but Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler did two things. He sent a ridiculous letter to President Trump turning down his offer of federal assistance to get his lefty street hooligans under control. By the way, he tweeted this thereby showing that law and order were not priorities, and that he’s responsible for the ongoing violence. Second, this letter is a nice in-kind contribution to President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. 

Wheeler literally told the president to “stay away.” And now, leftists have reportedly stormed the apartment complex where he lives, and they will not leave until he abolishes the police department by 2022 and resigns from office. It wasn’t a massive horde, but now that these folks know where he lives—expect more of these shenanigans. 

Teddy, that letter was stupid. Your mayoralty is a joke. And federal law enforcement in your city didn’t make the situation worse. We’re not all on crack here. This is your fault. First, it’s like governance 101 to never cave to the mob. They don’t care about you—they see you as part of the system and want you gone. They want the system gone. This is no longer about George Floyd, police reform, or racial justice. This is about Marxist revolution. But you sent a letter to show the Left how anti-Trump you are, Teddy. Well, good for you. It’s Portland. That really doesn’t earn you brownie points here, pal. 


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Kenosha Rioters Destroyed People's Livelihoods, Including an Immigrant's American Dream

By Beth Baumann | Townhall.com


Source: Screenshot/Twitter





Riots have plagued Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rioters have set buildings ablaze and small businesses have been destroyed. That's exactly what happened to Sam, an Indian immigrant who owns Car Source, a family-owned car dealership in Kenosha.

Sam said he was across the street in the business center doing paperwork until 11:30 p.m. Monday when he left. Friends tried getting in contact with him to let him know his business was on fire, but Sam didn't receive their messages until the following morning because Sam's phone had been on silent.

"The last time we had a protest, it wasn't bad. I didn't expect this," Sam said. 

When he finally checked his messages around 4 or 5 a.m., he received videos showing his lot burned. He said both the fire department and police allowed his lot to burn. 

"It's awful. We built this tire-by-tire, car-by-car. It's a family business. We started off with six cars, now we have over 100 cars," Sam said. "What did we do to deserve all this? We didn't do anything."

"Kenosha used to be the safest town in the world. I used to sit in this office overnight without locking my door because it's a safe town. I've never had to worry about this," he said, clearly defeated. 

"I hope to God no one has to go through what I have to go through," Sam explained. "My family has been in tears the last 3 to 4 days because, like I said, we didn't inherit this business. We built it from the ground up."

To make matters worse, his car lot was hit again on Tuesday when rioters restarted the fires. Originally 10-15 cars on one side of the lot were salvageable. They only had windows. Sam and his crew attempted to save them but ran out of time. Curfew took effect. That's when rioters relit the fires and demolished the remaining cars. 

"This is not the America I came to. I could not even imagine," he said, looking over the lot. 

Sam said that the governor and city officials were so focused on saving the courthouse that they failed to save his business. 

"I’m a minority too. I’m a brown person. I have nothing to do with this," he said. In his eyes, both Gov. Tony Evers (D) and Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian (D) are going to try to punt responsibility for the situation. 

"I've lost all, every single dime I had," Sam said, sighing.

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Sam is an Indian immigrant who owns a family-run car dealership that was destroyed by BLM arsonists. “What did we do to deserve all this?” said Sam.

Sam told The Federalist his family has been “in tears” the last few days. BLM rioters burned his lot two nights in a row, destroying all the cars and stealing from the office before burning that too. “This is not the America I came in to,” said Sam.

“I’m a minority too. I’m a brown person. I have nothing to do with this,” said Sam. The 17 people Sam employed have all lost their jobs “for nothing.” Sam has lost “every dime” he has in last few days.

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According to a GoFundMe, over 20 families were employed at the business and 137 cars were set ablaze. 

"Car Source, a family business burnt down to ashes in a matter of hours due to riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our insurance company is finding their way out so they don't have to pay for all this arson that took place Monday early morning and 2nd time early Tuesday morning," the GoFundMe account stated.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

And Just Like That, Joe Biden and the Democrats Stopped Liking Riots


BY VICTORIA TAFT | P J Media


 AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

For the better part of the past three months, neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, Minnesota, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Kenosha and other cities and states – all run by Democrats – have been on fire.

The police killing of George Floyd started the fire, but, as an old Japanese saying goes, “Fire always makes room for itself.”

The “fire” is spreading like a metastic cancer. It is intentionally set in places where it is allowed to flourish and spread. It runs wild and unabated under the Democrats who oversee those towns and cities.

Riots Are Like Out-of-Control Flames

Seattle’s Jenny Durkan, Minneapolis’s Jacob Frey, Portland’s Ted Wheeler, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Lori Lightfoot of Chicago fan the flames. They make excuses for murder in St. Louis and the constant assault of local and federal officers in Portland. They hate the president so much they won’t take help from him as a point of pride, salving their own egos while their cities are looted “for reparations,” pillaged for “social justice” and set on fire to leave a sick mark of “accomplishment.”

Massachusetts Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Presley called for more “unrest” (hint).

I’m looking to the public. You know, this is as much about public outcry and organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure […] You know there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there is unrest in our lives.

Democrats, fearing they’ll be hurt politically or physically, encourage the lawlessness. They allow it. They call them “peaceful protesters.” These “leaders” don’t stop the fire when it’s small. They wait till the fire is big and dangerous before trying to douse it. Like fire fighters trying to contain a huge blaze, police are allowed only to surround and stop the riots from spreading. The next day, the arrested fire starters are back out, bailed out, if there is bail at all, by people like vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Black Lives Matter, Incorporated™ and antifa who cheer them on.

Rioters Like Antifa Are Imaginary

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler thinks antifa is imaginary and that the Portland riots aren’t that big of a deal. He’s said it at least twice. He accused the president and Attorney General Bill Barr of blowing the riots out of proportion.

A poll in late July showed that voters are OK with protests. USA Today mocked the Trump administration for sounding the alarm – again – about rioting.

The support for the protests comes as the White House and Attorney General William Barr try to paint the protesters as “violent rioters.” [Emphasis added]

But some sounded a warning. The National Journal at one point ran a piece entitled, “Democrats risk backlash if they don’t condemn rioting.” Nobody listened. The riots, looting, and protests were just too good a political point for the Democrats. It was a winning issue for them. Joe Biden was winning in the polls!

The rioting wasn’t mentioned at all at the Democratic National Convention. There were only references to “chaos,” which they promised would go away the second Joe Biden was elected president.

POOF! The Summer Of Love Is Over

But – poof – just like that, Democrats now conclude that the “Summer of Love” is over.

CNN’s Don Lemon has delivered them a news flash and a piece of advice. The unabated riots that both he and CNN Chris Cuomo are aiding and abetting are upsetting voters. And it’s showing up in the polls. Lemon told Cuomo:

[Biden’s] got to come out and tell people that’s he’s going to deal with the issue of police reform and that what’s happening now is happening under Donald’s Trump watch.

But guess what? The rioting has to stop. Chris, as you know and I know, it’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing — it is the only thing right now that is sticking [by the Republicans].

And before you could say “you know, the thing,” Lemon’s words are coming out of Biden’s mouth.

Joe Biden Finds His Special Purpose

Biden, who heretofore failed to denounce a single thing about the violent rioters and looters, all of a sudden is having a change of heart. He’s a changed man. It’s all so clear to him now.  Like Navin Johnson, Joe Biden found his special purpose. The scales fell from Joe’s eyes and all of a sudden he understood that rioting, looting, and setting fire to other people’s property are bad.

Quick! Tell the media I’m somebody! And he got in touch with The New York Times to tell them all about his newly found special purpose.

As I said after George Floyd’s murder, protesting brutality is a right and absolutely necessary. Burning down communities is not protest, it’s needless violence. Violence that endangers lives. Violence that guts businesses, and shutters businesses, that serve the community. That’s wrong.

The Times report says voters in Wisconsin are not happy with his pro-riot ways.

Priscella Gazda, a waitress at a pizza restaurant in Kenosha, was having the opposite reaction. She said she had voted only once in her life — for Mr. Obama in 2008. Her son has Type 1 diabetes and was hoping for health insurance.

“I’m not the one who would ever vote,” she said.

But after the chaos in her town, this year is different.“I am going to vote for Trump,” she said.

“He seems to be more about the American people and what we need.”

Committed Republicans are also upset with the local leadership that allows the Kenosha riots.

Don Biehn, 62, owner of a flooring company, was standing in line at a gun store on Tuesday afternoon. He said that he had never bought a pistol before, but that he had a business to protect. A former county board supervisor, Mr. Biehn said he had been calling county and state officials for days, trying to explain how grave the situation was.

He added: “It’s chaos — everybody is afraid.”

Mr. Trump, he said, “was not my man,” but now he is grateful he is president.

Apparently the opinions of these citizens made their way into the close-to-the-vest public opinion polls or Joe Biden’s internal polling because Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo can’t be the only ones who know.

Cuomo: I think [riots] probably represents the biggest threat to the Democratic cause.

Lemon: Kenosha is a Rorschach test for the entire country, and I think this is a blind spot for Democrats. I think Democrats are ignoring this problem or hoping that it will go away, and it’s not going to go away. It’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups.

Hillary Clinton didn’t visit Wisconsin in 2016, which she and many others attribute her loss to, but maybe Joe can get out there. Joe can trip the light fantastic at The Good Taste Ice Cream Shoppe, which was gutted by arsonists with Black Lives Matter and antifa groups. He can’t miss it, it’s right next door to the Mexican grocery that’s been reduced to cinder by torch-wielding social justice warriors.

Riot Data Analyst Is Fired for Telling the Truth

In May, a “progressive data analyst” looked at the poll numbers in the 1968 election season, when the anti-war movement was in full dudgeon and there were protests, riots, Weather Underground bombings and … stop me if you’ve heard this one before, Nixon won.

His platform included a push for law and order on America’s campuses and chaotic and riotous streets and promised to end the Vietnam War. Ever since, his detractors interpreted Nixon’s comeback and his law-and-order stance as a racist dog whistle. They claimed it was the supposedly racist and murky “Southern Strategy.”

But, whoops, the data analyst came up with a different interpretation.

The New York Times reported that the data analyst found that protests help Democrats but riots work against them.

Shor is a progressive data analyst who has spent his career trying “to help elect Democrats while moving the party leftward,” as Jonathan Chait of New York magazine put it. In May, Shor tweeted a summary of a new academic paper about the 1968 election by Omar Wasow of Princeton. The paper found that nonviolent protests tended to increase the Democratic vote share in surrounding areas that year, while riots tended to decrease it.

His employer — Civis Analytics, a liberal research firm — quickly fired him.

Just spitballing here, but the “progressive data analyst” just blew up the “Southern Strategy.” Do you suppose that’s why he was fired?

It sounds as if Don Lemon has seen similar polling in the 2020 race.

Which brings us back to Joe and his sudden change of heart about riots.

Joe changed his mind about riots, not for reasons of right or wrong. Not out of a desire to lead people away from the fire that immolates innocents. But because riots won’t win him votes.

Biden took another piece of Don Lemon’s advice. After President Trump’s nominating convention speech, Joe sent this tweet, saying:

Remember: every example of violence Donald Trump decries has happened on his watch. Under his leadership. During his presidency.

Joe’s gone from feeding the fire to striking a match to a gaslight.


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Senator Rand Paul and Others Attacked by Rioters After Trump RNC Speech

BY VICTORIA TAFT  | P J Media


Rand Paul got chased by a crowd back to his hotel, after leaving the White House from Trump’s Republican Party Nomination. Photo By Brendan Gutenschwage

“Peaceful protesters” rioted, assaulted, intimidated, and blocked VIPs and others who were attempting to walk back to their cars about a block away from where President Trump had just delivered his GOP nomination acceptance speech on the White House lawn.
Among those assaulted by rioters and violent protesters was Senator Rand Paul.

Paul has earned a political violence Hat Trick of sorts. He was at the baseball field and survived the shooting of Republicans by a crazed Bernie Sanders volunteer. He barely survived an attack by his neighbor, who jumped him from behind, broke several of his ribs, and inflicted other injuries. And he survived being mobbed Thursday night near the White House when violent Black Lives Matter Incorporated™ terrorists surrounded and intimidated him.

Rioters Attack Others

This New York Daily News columnist and “Obama guy” used this video to call Senator Paul a “liar” for being afraid for his life. Watch the video.



Rioters and “protesters,” but I repeat myself, imposed a checkpoint for the VIPs, stopping and surrounding them and forcing them to answer their questions and demands.

Rioters Set Up Checkpoints to Block People 

They squared up on Florida Congressman Brian Mast, who lost two legs and a hand in combat and who wears two prosthetic legs.

Rioters Frighten People on VIP Bus

Protesters blocked, and then hopped on, a bus carrying VIPs. They look like they’re having fun. I’m sure the people inside the bus were terrified they’d be mobbed or set on fire.

As the crowds came out of the protected area, they were forced to go through a gauntlet of people yelling, screaming, jumping at them, using filthy language, and doing their best to intimidate them.

The Mob Pushes and Assaults Man

The mob followed people walking away from the White House. The terrorist bunch was free to surround and assault this man, who had come to the National Mall to watch the firework show after the president’s speech. They pushed him multiple times and shoved him to the ground as he tried to walk with his wife to a safe area. There wasn’t a safe spot.

They threw liquid at him, and a guy with a bullhorn put it directly in the man’s ear and yelled, “get the f*ck out!” The mob called him a “piece of sh*t,”

As he lay there for a few seconds looking up at the mob, he was probably wondering if he’d make it out alive.

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA blamed the melee on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for failing to secure the streets near the White House. He called the violent mob “their voting base.”

Bowser has made no secret of her contempt for the Trump administration.

Maybe this was her way of sending a message to the president.

We vote in 67 days. There’s still time to turn D.C. into Portland and don’t think the mob won’t try.


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Democrats own these riots – blaming Trump won't work



Democratic mayors and governors have all but encouraged the mayhem

Democrats can try but won't succeed at distancing themselves from the violence they have enabled on American streets. People surely know where the Democrats have stood on this, and that they're now backpedaling only because of polling data.

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg outright blamed this anarchy on President Donald Trump.

"The simple reality is that we are seeing more and more chaos and violence under the Trump presidency, and there's no reason to expect that it would get any different or better if he were reelected," said Buttigieg. "This is very much characteristic of living in Donald Trump's America, and I think we're going to see more and more of it as long as he's in charge."

To blame this violence on Trump because he's in office is like blaming him for the border wall not being erected fast enough.

It's like blaming him for the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus when, in fact, he has persistently tried, over strenuous Democratic obstruction, to sensibly and safely reopen our economy.

It would be like blaming him for abortions because they have persisted during his first term despite his valiant efforts for the innocent unborn.

It is inconceivable that Buttigieg is unaware Democratic mayors and governors have all but encouraged this mayhem.

Many have consistently rejected Trump's offer of federal law enforcement assistance to quell the riots. Many have cavalierly misrepresented the violence as peaceful protests.

Democratic CNN has called the Kenosha riots "fiery but mostly peaceful," and the Democratic Virginia Senate just passed a bill allowing assaults on police officers to be mere misdemeanors, for crying out loud.

If Joe Biden or any other Democrat at the Democratic National Convention denounced the violence, I sincerely missed it.

Then, something happened.

No, Democrats didn't all of a sudden become outraged at the criminal assaults and property destruction against people whose only sin was to own businesses in a convenient location for Marxist arsonists and opportunistic looters.

Democrats apparently discovered through internal polling and focus groups that most Americans are appalled by this leftist orchestrated breakdown of law and order, and that they actually care about safe streets. Shocker.

CNN's Don Lemon seems to have changed his mind on the riots – but not because he has had a law and order epiphany. "The rioting has to stop," Lemon said. "It's showing up in the polling. It's showing up in focus groups. ... it is the only thing right now that is sticking."

"The problem is not gonna be fixed by then" – the election – "but what they can do – and I think ... Joe Biden may be afraid to do it. I'm not sure. Maybe he won't; maybe he is – he's got to address it," said Lemon. "He's got to come out and talk about it."

Lemon must be too obtuse to understand what he is telegraphing about Biden when he speculates that Biden might be afraid to address the violence. What possible reason could he have to be afraid to condemn it? What justification could there be for such wanton lawlessness?

One of Biden's handlers must have seen the polling data, too, though, for after months of silence on the matter, Biden finally faintheartedly denounced the chaos, saying: "Needless violence won't heal us. We need to end the violence now – and peacefully come together to demand justice."

Well, Mr. Biden, why haven't you urged Democratic governors to take charge of this madness? Why haven't you encouraged them to accept President Trump's offers of federal assistance? And just what do you mean that we ought to all come together to demand justice? You know that Trump condemned the George Floyd killing within hours of its occurrence, yet some of your Democratic friends are acting like he kneeled on Floyd's neck himself.

It's not just Buttigieg trying to pin the violence on Trump. Indeed, the entire Democratic Party apparatus, now that it has strategically decided it better shift gears and publicly oppose the violence, is poised to blame the anarchy on Trump, not just because it is happening during his presidency but also because Democrats claim he is an evil racist who engenders an atmosphere of racism in the country.

This cynical slander of Trump and his supporters as racists has got to stop. But it won't, because it still works for Democrats politically.

The Democrats' enabling of street violence is another matter. They obviously miscalculated and are now paying a steep price.

Republicans are the party of law and order, and Democrats are the party of lawlessness and disorder. Democrats own these riots. They own this endless leftist drumbeat of hatred toward America and everything it stands for.

Unhappily for them, people have awakened to just how far left Democratic leaders are willing to go, and it's not playing well for them, including in the precious swing states they need to win back the presidency.

They can now pretend to oppose the violence until they are as blue in the face as the uniforms of the cops they demonize, but it's too late. They chose the wrong time to side with criminals torching our cities – a time when Americans are feeling particularly unsafe and insecure. No one is going to believe they didn't know exactly what they were doing, and few will buy that they've had a genuine change of heart.

Karma.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is "Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win" Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and visit his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com.



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The Sick Left: Looting Goes Mainstream on NPR

By Steven Hayward | POWERLINE


With lawlessness and organized looting threatening to take down Joe Biden (which is why I’ve been calling the riots “spontaneous pro-Trump rallies”—have they filed their in-kind contribution reports with the FEC by the way?), we’ve seen leading Democrats like AOC say looting is just desperate people trying to get necessities. Like flat screen TVs and Nike shoes, though I haven’t been able to find the FDA’s nutritional guidance on any of these necessities.

In any case, NPR on Thursday offered an extended interview with Vicky Osterweil, author of a brand new book, In Defense of Looting. Here are some highlights from the interview:

For people who haven’t read your book, how do you define looting?
When I use the word looting, I mean the mass expropriation of property, mass shoplifting during a moment of upheaval or riot. That’s the thing I’m defending. . .

Can you talk about rioting as a tactic? What are the reasons people deploy it as a strategy?

It does a number of important things. It gets people what they need for free immediately, which means that they are capable of living and reproducing their lives without having to rely on jobs or a wage—which, during COVID times, is widely unreliable or, particularly in these communities is often not available, or it comes at great risk. That’s looting’s most basic tactical power as a political mode of action.

It also attacks the very way in which food and things are distributed. It attacks the idea of property, and it attacks the idea that in order for someone to have a roof over their head or have a meal ticket, they have to work for a boss, in order to buy things that people just like them somewhere else in the world had to make under the same conditions. It points to the way in which that’s unjust. And the reason that the world is organized that way, obviously, is for the profit of the people who own the stores and the factories. So you get to the heart of that property relation, and demonstrate that without police and without state oppression, we can have things for free. . .

Looting strikes at the heart of property, of whiteness and of the police. It gets to the very root of the way those three things are interconnected. And also it provides people with an imaginative sense of freedom and pleasure and helps them imagine a world that could be. And I think that’s a part of it that doesn’t really get talked about—that riots and looting are experienced as sort of joyous and liberatory.

What are some of the most common myths and tropes that you hear about looting?

. . . one is that looters are just acting as consumers: Why are they taking flat screen TVs instead of rice and beans? Like, if they were just surviving, it’d be one thing, but they’re taking liquor. All these tropes come down to claiming that the rioters and the looters don’t know what they’re doing. They’re acting, you know, in a disorganized way, maybe an “animalistic” way. But the history of the movement for liberation in America is full of looters and rioters. They’ve always been a part of our movement.

What would you say to people who are concerned about essential places like grocery stores or pharmacies being attacked in those communities?

When it comes to small business, family owned business or locally owned business, they are no more likely to provide worker protections. They are no more likely to have to provide good stuff for the community than big businesses. It’s actually a Republican myth that has, over the last 20 years, really crawled into even leftist discourse: that the small business owner must be respected, that the small business owner creates jobs and is part of the community. But that’s actually a right-wing myth.

A business being attacked in the community is ultimately about attacking like modes of oppression that exist in the community.

The whole thing is a window into the mental perversion of today’s left.
A lot of people are attacking NPR for featuring such an obvious nut job, but I think we should thank NPR for giving such extended exposure to a view that is widespread in the Democratic Party right now.

If ever there was an opportunity for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to have a “Sister Souljah moment,” it would be right now. Anyone making book that they can do it?