Blame Whitey!

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Hillary at the NAACP convention:

Monday in Cincinnati at the 107th NAACP convention, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said white Americans need to “recognize our privilege and and practice humility.”

Clinton said, “We white Americans need to do a better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face everyday. We need to recognize our privilege and and practice humility, rather than assume our experiences are everyone’s experiences.”

I really hate it when Progs mistake their own class privilege for racial privilege. Hillary was never po’ white trash. She was born into the middle class but has enjoyed the benefits of an upper class lifestyle for the past 50 years.

Not everybody who works hard gets rich. Not everyone who goes to prison is black. There are lots of white people in the poorhouse too.

Identity politics is ripping this country apart.


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Ain’t No Rest For The Triggered

Ain’t that the truth.

I think someone is working on a post. This open thread is to tide us over until then.

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Drama Queen of the Day


Wow. Just wow.

Trish Regan: It’s not clear they’re sending a majority of their money to charity, at least from the financial records.

Jehmu Greene: That’s just not correct. It’s going to operating costs because it’s an operating foundation… I’m sorry, I’m uncomfortable sitting here knowing people in my family are going to die because everyone wants to lie about what this Clinton Foundation. That’s the fact. That’s the fact.

That’s one way to shut down a discussion.

More about Shamu here.

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A Smoking Gun?

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For over twenty years defenders of Bill and Hillary Clinton have claimed that despite the allegations that have been made there was no proof that they had done anything illegal. And that is almost kinda sorta true. (Except for the lying under oath thingie that got Bill in trouble.) Hillary remains “presumed innocent”.

Until now. A “smoking gun” may have been found. The term “smoking gun” comes from movies and books where a character is found standing over a dead body with a smoking gun, a situation which is considered nearly incontrovertible proof of guilt.

Huma Abedin may be the smoking gun.

New Abedin Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton State Department Gave Special Access to Top Clinton Foundation Donors

Judicial Watch today released 725 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.

The new documents included 20 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to 191 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department). These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.

The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”

Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band that when she went through “normal channels” at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours. According to the Clinton Foundation website, in 2005, Salman committed to establishing the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) for the Clinton Global Initiative. And by 2010, it had contributed $32 million to CGI. The Kingdom of Bahrain reportedly gave between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum also gave an additional $25,000 to $50,000.

Oops. The legal term here is “quid pro quo”, which means “something for something”. If you want me (your elected official) to do an official act, you will have to pay me some money. The common term for this is “graft.” The legal term is “bribery”.

Of course Hillary will deny all knowledge of this.

Here’s what Donald Trump had to say about it:

As the evidence has become public over the last several months, I have become increasingly shocked by the vast scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality.

Hillary Clinton said she turned over all of her work related emails. She testified that to Congress under penalty of perjury. Now we learn about another 15,000 emails she failed to turn over have just been discovered.

Colin Powell just proved again how dishonest Hillary Clinton is after he busted her for trying to pin her email scandal on him – one more Hillary Clinton lie.

Her Foundation took in large payments from major corporations and wealthy individuals, foreign and domestic, all while she was Secretary of State.

The Clinton Foundation accepted as much as $60 million dollars from Middle Eastern countries that oppress women, gays and people of different faiths.

The Foundation donors included corporations and individuals with significant matters before the State Department. And then either Hillary Clinton herself or one of her closest aides took action favorable to the donor.

Her actions corrupted and disgraced one of the most important Departments of government, indeed one of only four established by the United States Constitution itself.

The Clintons’ made the State Department into the same kind of Pay-to-Play operations as the Arkansas Government was: pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in some big speaking fees for Bill Clinton and you got to play with the State Department.

The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a Special Prosecutor. After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash of the Clinton email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s crimes.

Some former prosecutors have even suggested that the coordination between the pay-for-play State Department and the corrupt Clinton Foundation constitute a clear example of a RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization) enterprise.

The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be a political arm of the White House.

The DOJ has acted very unethically, particularly the Attorney General’s private lengthy meeting with Bill Clinton shortly before the Department’s decision not to prosecute her for crimes that would have been prosecuted against almost any other citizen.

If the Justice Department fails to do so, it will make it even clearer that a second of the four primary constitutional Departments have been corrupted.


I’m sure the media will immediately assign their best people to get to the bottom of this.

(Just kidding)


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Overnight Thread: Florence Foster Jenkins Edition :)

H/T Leslie. This looks like a fun movie!

“Howard Woliwitz” sighting ! How cute is he🙂

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Trump Can’t Say That, Can He?

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Welcome to today’s fauxrage:

Trump threatens to ‘tell the real story’ about Morning Joe ‘clowns’

Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC’s morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being “neurotic” and a “mess” and both of them as being “two clowns.”

“Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!” Trump tweeted Monday, referring specifically to Mika Brzezinski, in response to the first hour and 20 minutes of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump offered another personal broadside.

“Some day, when things calm down, I’ll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!” Trump tweeted.

OMG! Trump can’t say that, can he?

In case Politico was too subtle, here’s Ron Fournier:

Oh no! Not the real story!

I can’t take two more months of this shit.

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Pursuing The Elusive “Black Vote”

Wait . . . what?

Wait . . . what?


Every four years or so we see a lot of discussion about how Republicans can increase their share of votes from members of the black community. The elite consensus always seems to be that Republicans should:

1. Stop being racist

2. Offer more free stuff government benefits.

Politico:

Trump: GOP ‘must do better’ on African-American outreach

Donald Trump, whose campaign has been embroiled in countless racial controversies, called on the Republican Party to improve its outreach to black voters on Saturday.

“Outreach to the African-American community is an area where the Republican Party must do better,” said Trump, at an evening campaign stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Coming from Trump, the chiding may be hard to swallow for Republican leaders, who have seen their plans to improve minority outreach following Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss undermined by the New York businessman’s actions and inflammatory statements about minorities. The Republican nominee has repeatedly retweeted white supremacists, retweeted false statistics that blame black Americans for more murders than they actually commit, and declined to condemn the Ku Klux Klan in a television interview before later disavowing the group on Twitter.

“The GOP is the Party of Lincoln, and I want our party to be the home of the African-American vote once again. I want an inclusive country, and I want an inclusive party,” said Trump, who has made explicit appeals to black voters at recent rallies, including a widely criticized address in Michigan on Friday. A recent average of four national polls showed Trump with the support of 2 percent of black voters, behind not only Hillary Clinton at 86 percent, but also Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 5 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson at 4 percent.

Clinton News Network:

Trump wants GOP to court black voters — then slams voting rights for felons

Donald Trump acknowledged Saturday that the Republican Party “must do better” in appealing to African-Americans.

But in the same speech here, he again slammed an order by the state’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, to restore voting rights to some convicted felons who have completed their sentences, a move McAuliffe says could help African-Americans who were disproportionally affected by laws that put lifetime bans on felons.

They can even use their parole cards as voter ID.

WaPo:

It’s hard to imagine a much worse pitch Donald Trump could have made for the black vote

At a rally Friday night in Dimondale, Mich., Donald Trump repeated a version of a plea to black voters that he had offered 24 hours earlier in North Carolina.

“No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton’s policies than African Americans,” he said, apparently pointing to individuals in the crowd. “No group. No group. If Hillary Clinton’s goal was to inflict pain to the African American community, she could not have done a better job. It is a disgrace.”

“Detroit tops the list of most dangerous cities in terms of violent crime, number one,” he said from a city 90 minutes away from Detroit with a population that is 93 percent white. “This is the legacy of the Democratic politicians who have run this city. This is the result of the policy agenda embraced by crooked Hillary Clinton.”

He went on.

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This was not the Teleprompter Trump that we saw in Charlotte, interlacing his prepared remarks with occasional asides. This was Traditional Trump, riffing a bit more on what he wanted to say in a manner that probably didn’t do him much good.

Consider: Black Americans are not “living in poverty” as a general rule. A quarter of the black population is, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, about the same as the percentage of Hispanics. In Michigan, the figure is slightly higher. Most black Americans don’t live in poverty, just as most white Americans don’t.

Consider: The unemployment rate in the black community is higher than that in the white community, as it has been since the Department of Labor started keeping track. Among young blacks, though, the figure is not 59 percent — unless (as PolitiFact noted) you consider not the labor force but every young black American, including high school students. Many young black high school students are unemployed. This isn’t a metric that the Labor Department typically uses, for obvious reasons, but calculating the rates for young whites gives you about 50 percent, too.

[…]

There are any number of reasons that black Americans might view Trump unfavorably, starting with his 2011 effort to cast suspicion on Obama’s place of birth. Or, probably, starting with his full-page ad calling for the death penalty against five black teenagers in New York City who were accused of rape — wrongly, as it turned out. Or perhaps thanks to the support his current candidacy is getting from people like former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.

There’s no reason to think that Trump’s suggestion that black Americans had “nothing to lose” because they “are living in poverty” will do anything to reverse that trend. Nor was his insistence in North Carolina that he should get votes from black voters because “the inner cities are so bad.” Some black people, research shows, live in places besides the “inner city.”

So why make the argument? It could be, simply enough, that Trump doesn’t have anyone in his inner circle that can provide a sense of how to reach out to the black community. One adviser said on CNN that Trump making his appeal in a mostly white town wasn’t a big deal and that “maybe it would have been nice if he went and had a backdrop with a burning car.” Or maybe Trump was listening to Ben Carson, who in May made a similar argument for Trump: He would only be president for four years, so what could go wrong?

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It’s likely that Trump’s continuing lack of meaningful outreach to black voters keeps him from understanding effective ways of arguing his case. When he went to Baton Rouge to see flood damage, he stopped at a Baptist church with a mostly white congregation.

Or maybe black voters aren’t his intended audience. Maybe, with his poll numbers low thanks to soft support from his own party, Trump is trying to convince Republicans that he wants or can earn the black vote. In our most recent poll, one-fifth of Republican men and a quarter of Republican women agreed with the statement that Trump is biased against women and minorities. He gets 90 and 80 percent of the vote from those groups, respectively. Maybe this is an attempt to get them to see him as doing real outreach, even if he isn’t.

Incidentally, all those articles were written by white people.

You have to admit, the Democrats have done a good job convincing black people that Republicans are racists. Over the past 50 years no demographic group has been more loyal to Democrats than black people.

So how is that working out for them?

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