racism

Trump has made America less racist

Ross Clark, The Spectator

It might be added that the election of Barack Obama also caught liberal opinion unawares. That event, it might be recalled, was supposed to be the breakthrough which led to a kinder, gentler America. Instead it seemed to be followed by a more fractious period in race relations, culminating in race riots in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. Maybe social science has got it the wrong way round: it was the sight of a mixed race man in the White House who brought out in the inner racist in Americans who are inclined towards those feelings, while the reassuring sight of white man back in the Oval Office has calmed them down.

‘Very Fine People on Both Sides’

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

History cannot be changed according to our wishes, and there is no reason to believe that politicians of the 21st century are morally superior to the politicians of the past, whose faults and failures now seem so easily apparent. Shall we condemn Joe Biden, Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter as racists for their pro-Confederate past? Or should we instead suspect that Democrats like Biden are now simply seeking political advantage by smearing Trump and other Republicans as racists? Why are Americans still arguing about a war that ended more than 150 years ago? Shouldn’t we have learned the lessons of history and forgiven our grudges by now?

Synagogue Shooters Have Trump Hatred in Common

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The greater danger to our country, however, is not the actions of these demented lone wolves who are, in essence, equal opportunity lunatics. The Poway guy evidently tried to burn down a mosque. The two are psychological second cousins to the homicidal maniac who shot up the Charleston church. What is dangerous to the culture at large is the obvious growth of anti-Semitism in the upper reaches of our society, in the academy, politics, and the media, the people who supposedly should know better, the people who have real influence. And I'm not just talking about the obvious — the new members of Congress already famous for their anti-Semitic statements and tweets.

Joe Biden Decides to Go #NeverTrump

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Biden's real problem is not even the economy, stupid. Or even the fact that's he's a multiple plagiarists, something people like me (writers) find especially abhorrent. (Who likes to be robbed?) It's Ukraine, not to mention China. The man is corrupt to the core and the Democratic Party better hope he doesn't get implicated in what is coming soon — the devastating investigation of the predicate of the Russia investigation. That investigation, which would make an all-time great movie that will, alas, never be coming to a theater near you because of the nature of Hollywood, nevertheless will be the story of stories starting in a month or two. It's just beginning to unfold.

Candace Owens Nukes Nadler’s ‘Hate Crime’ Hearing

David Catron, The American Spectator

Blexit, combined with the #WalkAway movement, has the power to destroy the Democrats. In 2016, it was low black turnout in states like Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin that cost Hillary Clinton the election. So the outrageous behavior of Nadler, Lieu, and their accomplices on the House Judiciary Committee was worse than a crime, to coin a phrase, it was a blunder. When black voters, who never see these parasites until a few days before some crucial election, watch Tuesday’s videos of Candace Owens taking these characters to school, they will begin to wonder what the Democrats have done for them lately.

Everyone Whose Head Is Screwed On Right Should Fight This Kind Of Thing

Rebecca Parker Mankey, aged 46, tried to incite a mob against a man wearing a MAGA hat and run him out of a Starbucks. Mankey later posted to Facebook that she wanted to find out “his name, where he lived, his wife’s name and where his kids went to school,” implying an intent to “dox” him, or publish identifying information about him with malicious intent.

For Virginia Dems, there goes the wheel that comes around

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

You might think that Virginia Democrats would feel ashamed of themselves now for how they campaigned against Ed Gillespie in his race against Mr. Northam two years ago. The killer television commercial that ruined the Gillespie campaign depicted a pick-up truck adorned with a Confederate battle flag and a Gillespie bumper sticker — you could imagine Mr. Gillespie driving if you wanted to — about to mow down a crowd of minority children. The moving finger writes, what goes around comes around, and all that good stuff.

The Left Won’t Stop at Ralph Northam

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We are at the beginning of a Kulturkampf to purge America of all monuments and tributes to the white males who created, built and ruled the country, and once believed that they, their nation, their faith, and their civilization were superior to all others. And, without apology, they so acted in the world. Those two guys drinking beer in blackface and Klan robes and a hood thought they were being funny, but to the unamused members of a radicalized Democratic Party, there is nothing funny about them. And, after Northam, these intolerant people will demand that the Democratic Party nominate a candidate who will echo their convictions about America's past.

Are Single-Family Homes Racist?

Americans who have grown up experiencing private home ownership as the route to personal prosperity must quickly learn of the threat of "sustainability" mandates warns Tom DeWeese, President of The American Policy Center. The ultimate government game is to reorganize our cities into massive urban areas where single-family neighborhoods are replaced by the Sustainable/Smart Growth model of wall-to-wall apartment buildings.

To Democrats, America is a Sinkhole of Racism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Monday, after a meeting with Sharpton, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand offered her message of conciliation. Said the successor to Sen. Hillary Clinton, President Trump has "inspired a hate and a darkness in this country that I have never experienced myself. "It is wrong to ask men and women of color to bear these burdens every single day. ... White women like me must bear part of this burden." Does there not come a time when the pandering has to stop? Ronald Reagan preached America as the Pilgrim fathers' "shining city on a hill." For Democrats today, America is the heart of darkness.

On Race Nothing Trump Does Will Ever Satisfy His Enemies

Nothing President Trump does, inlcuding signing a Proclamation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and laying a wreath at his memorial will ever satisfy his enemies, who used those presidential ceremonies to scurrilously attack him as a racist.

What's Halloween Without Racism Charges?

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Today we're focusing our energy on what's really important. Now it's all about "cultural appropriation." White children need to "own their privilege" and not dress up and pretend to belong to a non-oppressive race. There's nothing wrong with Halloween spurring a "teaching moment" for children, but what is being taught? Leftists want to use these costume controversies as just another grenade to destroy the careers of anyone asking them a single challenging question about how to negotiate their minefield.

The Washington Post's Fake News On Trump's Alleged Racism

It is clear to us that it is not President Trump’s choice of the word “dog” to describe a disloyal staffer that is driving this latest example of "Trump is a racist" yellow journalism, it is Trump’s rising popularity among black voters that has the determinedly Leftwing Washington Post in a panic.

There’s Nothing “Right” Or Conservative About Neo-Nazis

Just as they did in Nazi Germany, Neo-Nazis are fighting for the allegiance of working-class voters by blaming the loss of their upward mobility and quality of life on racial grievance, this only serves the interests of Leftwing politicians bent on dividing America along racial and ethnic lines.

Overused Cries of Racism Make It Harder for Us to Unite

John Fund, National Review

If we wonder why our conversation has become so stilted and so unable to incorporate language that helps us solve problems, let’s acknowledge that crying racism in today’s political theater is sure to create both more smoke and more fire. Before it gets any worse, let’s have as many people of good will as possible declare that, for at least a bit, we should stick to the dictionary definition of racism.

Trump's Not a Racist; He's a 'Scorch'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Our scorch-in-chief, being constantly under attack for matters large and small, almost always fights back in the grand tradition of all scorches. Called a racist ad infinitum, he struck back the other day with some interesting facts on that greatest of playing fields for the modern scorch -- Twitter. "Unemployment for Black Americans is the lowest ever recorded. Trump approval ratings with Black Americans has doubled. Thank you, and it will get even (much) better!"

What’s the Point of Labeling Trump a Racist?

Ben Shapiro, National Review

None of this excuses Trump’s idiotic and obscene statements. And none of it means that the media are wrong to criticize those statements. But applying the “racist” tag to Trump as a human being isn’t journalism. It’s laziness and opportunism masquerading as bravery. And it only alienates Americans who would prefer to analyze events and statements with clear eyes, rather than through the prism of Trump’s supposed bigotry.

The Reflexive Racism of the American Left

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

We are indeed at a moral crossroads. And those of us who believe in Dr. King’s dream of a colorblind America where all Americans are judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character understand that the “bigotry and racist vitriol” in this country is not coming from President Trump or his supporters but rather from the American Left and the Democratic Party.

GOP Nice Guys Will Finish Last In 2018

Republicans running in 2018 should expect the same kind of anti-Trump ads and attacks from Democrat-affiliated race-baiters that Ed Gillespie was subjected to, so the time to start thinking about how to get ahead of them is now.

What Truly Imperils A Free Society?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Justice Department should report on hate crimes by white racists. But from the stats, anti-white racism is far more common and far more manifest in crimes of violence. Who reports that truth? The left has been marinated in an ideology where the enemy is always to the right. People blinded by ideology, unable to see the true enemies of their civilization, end up losing it, and their lives as well.