Thursday, April 25, 2019

Joe Biden launches presidential campaign with—no surprise—a race-baiting video.

By John Eidson 

Aug. 12, 2017—Carrying Confederate battle flags and Nazi flags, white supremacists prepare to enter Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. -  Getty Image

On August 12, 2017, a sad collection of neo-Confederates, Klansmen, white nationalists, Nazi sympathizers and other depraved racists held a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park.

Counter-protestors showed up and a violent race riot ensued.

After condemning the hatred, bigotry, and violence at the rally, President Trump subsequently said there were “very fine people on both sides,” a remark that resulted in heated condemnation by the mainstream media.

Four distinct groups showed up at the rally, which I will label here as A, B, C and D.

Group A: The right-wing racists who staged the rally; armed with AR-15s for self-defense, these loathsome Neanderthals chanted racist slogans while displaying the Confederate flag and Nazi symbolism

Group B: Counter-protestors from left-wing “anti-fascist” organizations that crashed the rally without a permit; as evidenced by the body armor & protective helmets they wore—and the semi-automatic firearms, baseball bats & chemical sprays they brought with them—these black-clad anarchists were intent on inciting a violent confrontation

Group C: Decent, principled, unarmed counter-protestors belonging to religious organizations and civil rights groups that showed up to peacefully demonstrate against the racists who staged the rally

Group D: Decent, principled, non-racist conservatives who showed up to protest the removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue; members of this group were not affiliated in any way with the rally organizers, did not participate in racist chanting, and did not display symbols of racial hatred and intolerance

When President Trump said “very fine people on both sides,” he was referring to members of groups C and D, peaceful counter-protestors on the political left and peaceful non-racist protestors on the political right.

In a reprehensible act of journalistic fraud, the corrupt mainstream media twisted Trump’s words totally out of context with the obscenely untrue charge that he purposely attempted to draw a moral equivalence between the racist rally organizers and those who peacefully protested against them.

While projecting a transparent air of self-righteous moral posturing, Joe Biden, who knows the media’s incendiary narrative about Trump’s statement is blatantly untrue, chose to use that fake news narrative as the highlight of his race-baiting campaign rollout video.

The Trump economy has brought black joblessness to the lowest level ever recorded and President Trump has reached out to the African-American community in many ways, resulting in rising approval ratings with black voters.

The Democrats’ greatest fear is losing the overwhelming advantage they’ve traditionally held with the black electorate. Biden will attempt to keep that advantage from evaporating by painting Trump as a racist.

Good luck, Joe. Apparently you know nothing about the racial bona fides of the president you and your rollout video smeared.


The living room of Mar-a-Lago Club

In 1985, Donald J Trump bought the 126-room, 62,500 sq. ft. Mar-a-Lago estate, the magnificent Palm Beach, Florida seaside resort once owned by Post Cereals heiress, Margaret Merriwether-Post. 

The brash New York real estate developer was intent on turning his newly acquired property into a private club that would compete with other high society clubs in the area, nearly all of which barred blacks and Jews from membership.

When Trump, then 39, revealed that memberships at his proposed club would be offered without regard to race or religion, the Palm Beach town council imposed restrictions to prevent him from turning Mar-a-Lago into a club.

Sensing the restrictions were intended to perpetuate the discriminatory practices of the Old South social order in Palm Beach, Trump went head-to-head with the town council.

As part of his strategy to bring long overdue social change to the upper echelon of Palm Beach society, he sent the city commissioners a copy of the Sidney Poitier movie, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, a film about upper-class racism.

When the commissioners still wouldn’t budge, Trump filed a $100 million federal lawsuit, and the rest is history.

Under Trump’s ownership, Mar-a-Lago Club has been open from the beginning to anyone who could qualify, regardless of race or religion. Influenced in part by Trump’s ground-breaking example, other clubs in the area slowly began doing away with discriminatory membership policies. 

Today, all high society clubs in Palm Beach are open to blacks and Jews.

Long before he ran for president, Donald Trump was dismantling racial barriers in south Florida, not the kind of thing a racist would do. 

In many ways since being elected, President Trump is fulfilling his promise to reach out to the African-American community.

Democrats say Trump is a racist.

Would a racist president do things like these: 

Trump signs clemency plea for African-American woman who received overly-harsh sentence

● Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced 22 years ago to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense.

● Kim Kardashian brought Johnson’s plight to the attention of President Trump, who ordered her set free.

● “I felt like I was losing hope. Thank you, President Trump. I love you and I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life.”

● Leftist Democrat Bill Maher fears “grateful black folks” like Alice Johnson will cause Trump to rise in the polls.

Citing racial injustice, Trump posthumously pardons black boxing legend, Jack Johnson

 ● The first African-American heavyweight boxing champion was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for taking his white girlfriend across state lines for “immoral purposes.”

● The conviction and imprisonment destroyed the boxing career of the “Galveston Giant.”

● With Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight champion Lenox Lewis at his side, President Trump signed the pardon in an Oval Office ceremony.

● Previous presidents, including President Obama, rejected bi-partisan requests to grant clemency to Johnson.

Trump signs bill elevating Martin Luther King’s birthplace to full National Park status
● With the slain civil rights leader’s niece, Alveda King, looking on, President Trump signed the bill on January 9 aboard Air Force One.

● The legislation gives the landmark attraction additional resources, including park rangers and funding for community improvements.

● Previously turned down by presidents Bush and Obama, the long-championed bill was sponsored by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a vocal critic of President Trump.

Trump considering posthumous pardon for Muhammad Ali

● The former heavyweight boxing sensation was sentenced in 1970 to five years in prison and his championship title revoked after he was convicted of draft evasion.

● As a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Ali refused to serve in the military.

● The decision was overturned in 1971 in a unanimous Supreme Court decision that found the Department of Justice improperly told the draft board that Ali’s stance wasn’t motivated by his religious beliefs.

On June 8, 2018, President Trump extended an olive branch to the NFL kneelers by asking them to send him the names of African-Americans they feel were unfairly treated by the criminal justice system, promising to have his administration review such cases and take remedial action when warranted.

 Donald Trump was never called a racist until he ran for president.

 What do African-American voters have to lose by giving this “racist” president a chance?