Written by Steve McCann
A recent phenomenon in American politics amid the conclaves of the media and academic elites is the stultifying debate over an outgoing president’s so-called “Legacy.” The nation now finds itself embroiled in this conversation as none other than Barack Obama, by his innumerable self-serving speeches, countless appearances on a multitude of media platforms and myriad gatherings with fawning supporters, has attempted to establish a positive spin on his legacy. He has far exceeded anything the previous occupants of the Oval Office have done to reinforce their image as they leave the White House behind. That he feels compelled to do so is indicative of the fact that Obama knows his presidency will go down in history as a monumental failure.
There is little doubt, except to his die-hard supporters (which includes a vast majority of the mainstream media), that his failures are legion. … Continue Reading
Written by Denyse O’Leary
The term “alt right” is thrown around a lot these days to account for Donald Trump’s winning the U.S. presidency. Mainstream media, blindsided by results they should have been able to predict, are deflecting blame. Many conjure a vast, shadowy, menacing group that propelled Trump to power in hidden ways. A more accurate story is more complex—and far more of a problem for the generic worldview of current mainstream media.
So what actually is the alt right?
First, there really is such a movement. Recently, I discussed efforts by alt right groups to use the recent election to promote Christian racism, aiming at white working class voters who feel disenfranchised. Just after the election, Twitter purged a number of alt right accounts, including that of Richard Spencer, head of a think tank focused on white identity and related policy issues.… Continue Reading
Written by Tamara Jackson
The political arena is tough and hardened — cross a line or the wrong people and payback is a proverbial you know what. Or worse.
Dinesh D’Souza paid a steep price for his mistake: D’Souza asked two people to contribute a total of $20,000 to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long, and later reimbursed them. He pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house, a $30,000 fine, eight hours of community service each week, and therapy on a weekly basis.
It’s clear D’Souza was guilty. But it’s equally clear that others have committed exponentially worse campaign transgressions with only a slap on the wrist. Those others, however, had not produced a visual indictment of Obama: D’Souza’s 2012 Movie “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $33 million and revealed the radical, anti-American worldview of Barack Obama.… Continue Reading
Written by Jeffrey B. Shellan
Democrats continue their 200-year tradition of setting low standards for African Americans.
“Rather I should die a thousand times … than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” – Robert Byrd, Democrat Senator (1959 through 2010) and founder of the Sophia, West Virginia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan (150 members)
“I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes.” – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness” – Lyndon B. Johnson (1963)
“I’ll have those n**gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B.
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