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Dems Replaced MLK with Sharpton

by Daniel Greenfield
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Selma, the new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, had barely been released before it was being used as a weapon of racial division by Sharpton.

Al Sharpton is a racist whose advocacy of hate has made him the dominant black leader. The ascent of Sharpton from street thug to MSNBC host and Obama confidante is the clearest possible rejection of the MLK legacy, not by white racists, but by black racists and their progressive collaborators.

That hasn’t stopped Sharpton from hijacking the King legacy by holding annual MLK day events and using Selma to accuse Hollywood of racism to shake it down for money.

Sharpton, like King, has managed to bring people together, but not in the same way. After the racist #BlackLivesMatters marches culminated in the murder of two police officers, a majority of White and Hispanic New Yorkers polled said that they view Sharpton as a negative influence on their city.

But Sharpton monetizes negativity like no one else. If Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of the power of love, Sharpton has shown that racial divisiveness is far more effective. Unlike King, Sharpton never had any interest in racial healing. His specialty is racial divisiveness for personal profit. Even his new book is being published by “Cash Money Content.”

Sharpton’s sins however are not just his own. The days when he was just a street agitator yelling hate through a megaphone and sweating through his latest track suit are long behind him. Instead he became a campaign stop for a long line of Democratic candidates from Bill Bradley to Barack Obama.

“Racial unity, it’s who I am, what I believe and what I care most deeply about,” Bill Bradley said, even while making nice with a bigot who stood for the exact opposite of racial unity.

Sharpton was more likely to assert that, “White folks was in caves while we were building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos ever got around to it.” Or “We are the royal family on the planet. We are the original man. We gazed into the stars and wrote astrology. We had a conversation and that became philosophy. We are the ones who created mathematics… We are the alpha and omega of creation itself.”

But the Democrats have wanted a racial id more than a racial superego. Behind every Democrat preaching racial unity, there’s a Jeremiah Wright screaming “God damn America” or a Sharpton denouncing a “white interloper.” The Democrats rejected King long ago. From the KKK to Sharpton’s NAN, they have always put their money on racist demagogues skilled at stirring up racial troubles.

Sharpton is part of a duo with double-dealing Democrats claiming to believe in racial unity while playing up racial divisiveness.

New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Sharpton’s original better half, had promised that, “I am the mayor of all the people… and my administration will never lead by dividing, by setting some of us against the rest of us.” But he kept the NYPD from responding to the racist attacks on Korean groceries and then the Jewish community of Crown Heights.

The hypocritical rhetoric of racial unity coming from Dinkins and Bradley should sound familiar.

“There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America,” Barack Obama had told the country. But once in power, Obama shifted to the brand of racial divisiveness that he had condemned, setting some of us against the rest of us.

Obama’s cynical choice to screen Selma in the White House is not a reminder of what has been achieved, but of what is missing. His administration has set back race relations by decades. Polls show that the majority of Americans believe that race relations have grown worse under him.

Race relations have been set back because like Sharpton, Obama and his supporters have wielded racial division as a weapon, whether to scapegoat critics or to stir up protests to improve voter turnout.

Sharpton succeeded because he understood his role as the dark side of the Democratic Party. He knows that the Democrats don’t want “I have a dream,” instead they want Sharpton’s “These whites must learn in this town that they going to pay when they put their hands on African people.”

Selma is the carrot. The dream is never supposed to be achieved because if it is achieved, it isn’t only Sharpton who will have to go begging for work, but much of the Democratic Party. What used to be the spectator sport of urban political machines has become national politics. Obama endorsed the hate marches that led to the murder of two cops, not because he cares about their goals, but because racial conflict drives voter turnout in the black community along with insecurity and guilt among whites.

Having killed the dream, they resurrect it every few years to blame its failure on their opponents.

Somebody is always killing the dream, but it’s never Al Sharpton or Barack Obama. Instead it’s any interference with the Democratic Party’s political program of welfare ghettos, broken families and political machine fraud that kills the dream that the machine had already run over and left for dead.

In a culture of weaponized racial grievance, Selma’s appearance has quickly become a tool of racial division by the same players who have made the racial healing that appeals to audiences so impossible to achieve. The feel good moment, whether it’s Obama promising a post-racial nation or Selma invoking old dreams of the same thing, always has to give way to racial guilt and discord.

The feel good post-racial moment milks audiences for their best intentions and then gleefully poisons them. And that is what makes it so evil.

Sharpton, for all his vileness, was preferable to the Democrats who were using him. In the same way Jeremiah Wright’s vicious rants were far better than the disingenuous rhetoric of his protégé, Barack Obama. Likewise, Louis Farrakhan is a truer version of his former man, Keith Ellison.

If we’re going to have bigots, then at least let’s have honest ones. If we can’t have unity and healing, then let’s stop letting the people responsible beat us over the head with their absence.

What we have here is not a dream deferred, but a dream perverted. The civil rights movement is no longer invoked for progress, but as a reactionary segregation of hostilities between races and parties. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream is no longer on the menu. The only things being served up are politicians like Obama who can talk like King, but think like Malcolm X and govern like George Wallace.

The civil rights movement ended in the gruesome hypocrisy of becoming identified with racist demagogues whose civil rights activism seeks to perpetuate racism in order to monetize it. Racial inequality is not its enemy, but its power base. Violence is not the unfortunate response to conditions, but the reason for which those conditions have been maintained by the Party of Sharpton.

The only thing more repulsive than the Democratic Party’s racism is its racial hypocrisy. A former outpost of the Klan, the party was taken over by the ideological descendants of left-wing radicals who despised Martin Luther King Jr., but insist on using him as a weapon against a nation that listened to his plea for unity, rather than to their divisiveness.

The Democratic Party replaced Martin Luther King Jr. with Al Sharpton. It’s hypocritical for them to celebrate King while rejecting his message.

STOPPING DIRTY HARRY

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By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
Jan. 8, 2015 7:04 p.m. ET
Wall Street Journal
Were anyone wondering how Sen. Harry Reid intended to manage life in the minority, it took one day of the 114th Congress to get the answer: Exactly as he did in the majority. Republicans would be wise to understand what he’s up to.

The Senate these past four years has been a supermassive black hole—a place where everything good went to die. The chamber was designed as a forum for debate, amendments, deliberation and coalition-building. Mr. Reid instead wielded it as a means of party protection—using its many procedural tools to block every bill, and to shield his members and the Obama White House from tough issues.

And while he isn’t officially running the Senate anymore, he’s still running on a Senate dysfunction agenda. New Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to restore the place to “regular order,” though he recently got a taste of how hard that might prove. Mr. Reid this week again accused the former Republican minority of “gratuitous obstruction and wanton filibustering,” and vowed such tactics would not “be a hallmark of a Democratic minority.” He then proceeded to unleash all the obstruction and filibustering in Christendom to slow Mr. McConnell ’s first priority: authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Tuesday morning—the first day of session—assistant Democratic leader Sen. Dick Durbin took to the floor to formally object to the Senate Energy Committee even holding a hearing on the pipeline, despite Republicans having charitably arranged for even opponents of the project to testify. Having tanked that hearing, Mr. Reid’s office turned around and publicly complained Mr. McConnell wasn’t sticking to his promise to hold a hearing and report the bill out of committee. This was doubly rich, coming from a former Senate leader who barely acknowledged committees existed.

Democrats have meanwhile indicated they intend to filibuster the Keystone bill at every turn. They’ll demand 30 hours of debate here, 30 hours there. And nearly every Democratic office is already busy writing dozens of amendments to the bill—a few designed to embarrass Republicans, though plenty aimed at wasting time. “Republicans have promised an open amendment process, and that is exactly what they’re going to get,” crowed Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who voted on only about 20 amendments over the past 20 months. That was all Mr. Reid allowed.

The obvious explanation for all this stonewalling is that the vast majority of a liberal Democratic caucus doesn’t agree with GOP priorities and doesn’t want to see Republican legislation pass. Then again, most of the bills Republicans are starting with have bipartisan support and are destined for the president’s desk. So why all the Democratic rigmarole?

The reality is that Mr. Reid has a compelling interest in ordering his members to keep the Senate looking like a circus. He spent the past four years telling the American public that nothing got done under him because Republicans were obstructionist and because the Senate was “broken.” The “broken” point he even used as an excuse to blow up the filibuster for presidential nominations.

If Mr. McConnell is successful in using regular order (including debate, amendments, conference work, the filibuster) to begin methodically moving bills to Mr. Obama’s desk, that blows up the Reid story line. It exposes Democrats as the real obstructionists of the past years, even as it proves the GOP is able to get things done. Mr. Reid can’t let that happen.

The minority leader also has a more personal interest in keeping the Senate balled up: his own credibility within his party. Mr. Reid spent the past years assuring his members his Senate shutdown was protecting them from tough votes—a strategy that backfired phenomenally in the recent midterm election. Vulnerable Senate Democrats had nothing positive to show for their time in the chamber, and were instead tagged with the label of Obama lackeys.

Mr. McConnell is betting an honest committee process and a freewheeling amendment system will induce some Democrats to buy-in to legislation—allowing them to take credit back home for getting something done and for crafting bills in ways that benefit their states. Mr. Reid, who already came under fire from some of his members for his lockdown approach, would rather those members not realize there is a better way. Could be they might just want a different, more productive, leader going forward.

These Reid motivations, however, only underline how wise Mr. McConnell was to promise to return to regular order, and how important it is that Senate Republicans soldier on with it. The process will be frustrating, slow and at times risky. But done right, this will be more than just an opportunity for Republicans to outline a vision. It will be their opportunity to show that the Senate as an institution can work—at least under GOP care. That, too, will be crucial if they want to keep it in 2016.

Write to kim@wsj.com.

Hey Michelle, “Trash cans are fuller than our stomachs!”

Many of you can relate with me when I say the words, “school lunch.” I have toured all across America speaking in public high schools and the first thing that brings me back to my childhood is, by far, the smell of the lunchroom.

Have you noticed that government is making itself more and more at home in all our lives? Not only does government tax and spend in areas we never gave them permission, but federal courts relentlessly push faith, values, prayer, and the Bible out of the public square.
And now government wants to tighten its control over your child’s diet by requiring schools to provide certain types of foods, and prohibit others.
This is being done for your own good, of course, and to remain in compliance with National School Lunch Program regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
For example, in South Carolina’s Fort Mill High School, Powerade has been replaced with water and the miracle sandwich spread we all love, mayonnaise, is banned!
Student Lindsey Russell told the Fort Mill Times, “When lunch ends, I feel that the trash cans are more full than my stomach.”
According to Associated Press reports:
“The 2014-15 school year marks the first sodium target for schools at 1,230 milligrams per lunch for elementary students and 1,420 milligrams for high school students.”
So authorities in North Dakota are recommending that schools make lunches from scratch, instead of buying pre-packaged meals because
Lunch leaders have to justify the contents to the federal government in order to remain in compliance.
Do you find it interesting that the federal government will require our students to eat meals with water and low sodium, but will not authorize a prayer to bless the meal? Really?

All of this further substantiates my decision to home school my children.
You see, God has blessed me with the understanding that they are my children, not the state’s or the federal government’s.
In fact, the state doesn’t have any children.
Think of it this way.
Imagine if you contracted with a security company to monitor your home to protect you from a home invasion. The day after you signed up, they show up with textbooks and start teaching your children philosophy, grammar, and science… Perhaps you would be grateful for this wonderful service and approve. The next day they begin to teach the religion of Atheism, Evolution, and sexual education – all without your consent. Then they invade your kitchen cupboards and remove all the dangerous, salty, bacon-filled, GMO foods. The next day they bring lunch for your children, as well, and demand that you buy foods off their list and dispose of your food immediately. And, of course, at the end of the month, they send you a bill for all their “services.”
Non-sense?
I pray and hope for the day when American Moms and Dads will realize that THEY are their children’s only earthly authority when it comes to education and nutrition.

UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24

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On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.”

Merry Christmas!

It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth, the United Nations will officially put into motion a plan to deny them of a right given to them by the very God whose birth they celebrate.

For those unfamiliar with the text of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, here’s a brief sketch of the most noxious provisions:

• Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty.

• Article 3 places the “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2” within the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions, as well.

• Article 4 rounds out the regulations, also placing all “parts and components” of weapons within the scheme.

• Perhaps the most immediate threat to the rights of gun owners in the Arms Trade Treaty is found in Article 5. Under the title of “General Implementation,” Article 5 mandates that all countries participating in the treaty “shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” This list should “apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.”

• Article 12 adds to the record-keeping requirement, mandating that the list include “the quantity, value, model/type, authorized international transfers of conventional arms,” as well as the identity of the “end users” of these items.

• Finally, the agreement demands that national governments take “appropriate measures” to enforce the terms of the treaty, including civilian disarmament. If these countries can’t get this done on their own, however, Article 16 provides for UN assistance, specifically including help with the enforcement of “stockpile management, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.” In fact, a “voluntary trust fund” will be established to assist those countries that need help from UN peacekeepers or other regional forces to disarm their citizens.

Arguably, the Arms Trade Treaty would become the law of the United States if the Senate were to ratify the treaty.

Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2014/11/merry-christmas-un-declares-arms-trade-treaty-go-effect-dec-24/

HORAY, HORAY -Republicans Take Control of the Full Legislature!

by Onan CocaGOP-wins-300x242
Tuesday November 4, 2014 was a very good night for Republicans. In my opinion it wasn’t a WAVE because in a wave I would expect to see states like Virginia and New Hampshire fall as well. They didn’t. I’d also expect to see us perform better in states like Florida and Michigan. So while I may not think this was a wave… it was still a very good night.

Let’s recap what you might have missed.

There were a few major themes to watch heading into the night –

1. Would Republicans retake the Senate majority

2. Would Republicans stave off opposition advances in Kentucky, Georgia and Kansas

3. How BIG would Republicans grow their lead in the House

4. The Democrats seemed poised to make gain with Governors

First, the Senate. Republicans needed to “net” 6 seats to take the majority and they moved quickly to do this. Arkansas, Montana, West Virginia and South Dakota were all won almost as soon as the polls closed. Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina all took longer, but eventually they too fell. Winning just these seven would have meant a wonderful night for Republicans… but they look likely to win the runoff in Louisiana (on Dec. 6th) and at this moment (2am) look likely to win Alaska. We’ll have to wait to hear on Virginia which is likely headed to a recount.

GOP winsBut the Big Story is… we did it. We took the Senate Majority and we did it more comfortably than most of the prognosticators predicted.

Second we held off opposition attacks in our most vulnerable Senate and Governor races (except Pennsylvania). In Georgia, Kentucky and Kansas the Republicans who looked so ripe for defeat all EASILY defeated their opponents. In Kentucky, Mitch McConnell won by 15+ points! In Georgia David Perdue won by 8 points and in Kansas Pat Roberts won by more than 10 points. It’s hard to understand why we were even worried in these states….

Third, The Republicans grew their lead in the House of Representatives by double digits. At the time of writing there were still many seats that were undecided by the Republicans had already gained 11 seats in the House and looked likely to pick up at least a few more. The Republicans now have their largest contingent in the House since WWII.

Fourth, the Governor’s races. If there was going to be a silver lining for Democrats it was going to be in the Governor’s races and things looked good for Democrats a couple of weeks ago. But that all changed in the last few days… Voters used the Governor’s races to send a very loud message to the Democrats.

Republicans seemed to be in trouble in Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Florida, Georgia and Kansas. In all of these races the polls were within the margins of error and the wind seemed to be at the Democrats back… but the GOP held on to ALL of these races. (They did lose Pennsylvania where Governor Corbett was a big underdog.) However, there was more good news for Republicans in traditionally BLUE states – in Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois Republicans won the Governor’s mansions much to everyone’s surprise. At the time of writing more liberal states seemed ready to hand the GOP their Governor’s mansions as well – Connecticut, Colorado and Vermont were all too close to call at 2:30am. If the GOP were to win all 3 they’d end Election Day having picked up 6 new Governor’s mansions… something no one thought possible just a couple of days ago.

To sum it all up… this was a very good Election Day for the GOP. But now we have to prepare for 2016. We must begin laying the groundwork to win a National Election in the very near future.We have to improve our numbers among African-Americans, they make up 13% of the vote in Presidential election years and they vote 90% of the time with the Democrats! We have to improve our numbers among Latino’s, who also move heavily towards the Democrat Party (but whom conservatives have already made inroads with). We have to remind women, who make up the majority of the electorate, that they are not one issue voters and that Republicans are better equipped to handle the issues that are important to women.

Whatever happens next, the GOP needs to keep one eye to the future as they make their decisions now.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/10955/republicans-take-control-full-legislature/#dTJjC5M7I88Y2hlC.99

Hillary – You didn’t build that Business

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