Thursday, August 22, 2019

Inslee Bites The Dust

Since launching his campaign in March, Washington Governor Jay Inslee drew accolades from tree-hugging radicals and fellow Democrat presidential candidates who publicly supported the buck-toothed, big-boobed Bronx Bolshevik bartender’s Green New Deal for his ambitious plans to combat climate change.

Though likely Democrat voters have named the climate crisis among their top issues, Inslee and his proposals never garnered support on the campaign trail.

On Monday, Inslee’s campaign celebrated his amassing of 130,000 separate donors, surpassing a threshold set by the DNC to qualify for the third televised debate in September. But he was never close to the DNC’s other threshold — 2% support in early polls. He didn’t reach the mark in any poll and his polling average hovered just barely above zero.

On Wednesday morning, Inslee released the sixth plank of his comprehensive plan to combat climate change and transform the national economy. Just 12 hours later, he announced he was done on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show.  He said during the interview it had become clear to him he had no path to his party’s nomination.

"It's become clear that I'm not going to be carrying the ball.  I'm not going to be the president, so I'm withdrawing tonight from the race."

Inslee also said, “There are other avenues for me to be very effective at pushing the climate change message.”

Sure, you can, Jay.  It’s so easy a caveman can do it.  Why don’t you give Al Gore a ringy-dingy?  You can become ManBearPig, Jr. and become a trillionaire with a carbon footprint the size of Godzilla’s.

Gore’s home in the toney Belle Meade section of Music City, TN  guzzles more electricity in one year than the average American family uses in 21 years. Twenty-one YEARS.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The “Blahs” Is Off To See The Wizard

Bill “The Groundhog Murderer” de Blasio is just another on-the-make political opportunist with a commitment to lunatic left-wing politics that’s purely conditional. 

When reporters recently noted that more than three-quarters of New Yorkers thought a presidential run was a bad idea, he dryly responded, “I’m glad I could unify the people of New York City.”

No matter what he does he’s met with mockery. There have been several national articles written explaining to the rest of the country why New Yorkers hate the putz.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Blahs at zero percent support in the 2020 presidential race and he will not make the Democrat debate stage in September.  He’s taking on water faster than the Titanic.

The deluge of jokes about Hizzoner shows no signs of stopping.

Apparently, Lurch couldn’t make a flight to appear in person at the Iowa Federation of Labor and opted for a video call.  There was a “technical glitch” that hilariously altered his voice.  For all the world it sounded like Ol’ Blahs had sucked on a balloon filled with helium.  It sounded like an imitation of Alvin The Chipmunk or one of the Lollipop Kids in The Wizard of Oz.

I blame the Curse of the Groundhog.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Marriage is the IKEA of relationships:  Easy to walk into, confusing to piece together and hard as hell to exit.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Joe Biden’s Folly

Hoo boy!

Sleepy Joe’s campaign held a “rally” at the Portland Pie Company in Manchester, NH.  Joe wasn’t there.  About 30 people showed up according to a published report from the Eagle-Tribune.

Just down the street President Trump was hosting his rally.

The attendance for the President’s rally at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena was confirmed by the Manchester Deputy Fire Marshall to be 11,500 with another 8,000 waiting outside in the overflow crowd area.

Joe is in “time out” right now because his gaffes have been giving his campaign advisers a bucket-load of heartburn.  By restricting his appearances on the campaign trail, it is hoped they can stave off his propensity for sticking his foot in his mouth and limit the ability of his opponents to capitalize on his blunders.
Hey, it could just as easily have been Burlington Coat Factory. You never know with Sleepy Joe.

The Biden campaign likes to highlight that it permits the national press to cover its fundraisers via pooled coverage. But that may prove a point about his problems with national coverage. The former Vice President has created some of the biggest flaps for his campaign via remarks uttered in these settings.

Someone leaked a story to the New York Times that The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer was concerned the addle-pated Biden was “too old” and “out of touch with the current political climate” suggesting he hire younger staffers more capable of connecting with younger voters.

Biden was “quietly pressured” against running in the 2016 presidential race because Granny was to be coronated Queen of the World;  Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania notwithstanding.

So, now The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer has sternly warned Biden had better not “embarrass himself” or “damage his legacy.” “You don’t have to do this Joe, you really don’t,” he said.

Bless your heart, Barry.  It’s way too late to be concerned about the damage being done to your precious legacy.  The other three trillion Democrats running in 2020 have already torched it during the last two debates with the unforced errors of a befuddled buffoon. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Air Has Gone Out Of Beto O’Dork’s Candidacy

Yesterday we saw milquetoast weakling John Hickenloser suspend his bid to become the Democrat nominee for President and if that wasn’t thrilling enough, the day also saw the guy who honestly believes we want to see him get his ear hairs trimmed or listen to the sound of his slobber being sucked into that thingy at the dentist’s office announce his second, yes, his second campaign reboot.

The day before we were treated to what was clearly a staged, if not cringeworthy, attempt at Beto’s Roadside Assistance.
Since he launched his campaign in March, Robert Francis O’Rourke has seen the press corps that followed him around thin out and his poll numbers mired in the single digits.  But this time, yes, this time things are going to be different!  Not only will he change tires faster, he’ll cuss less and try to scare the bejeebers out of you.

In his morning address to a small crowd Beto said, “I’m confident that if, at this moment, we do not wake up to this threat [gun violence] then we as a country will die in our sleep.  To those places where Donald Trump has been terrorizing and terrifying and demeaning our fellow Americans, that’s where you will find me and this campaign.”

So…we won’t find him anywhere?  That’s a bold move, Cotton!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

He Showed His Complete Incompetence On The National Stage

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (who?) withdrew, via video, from the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday morning.

“’Hick’ plopped down on some stranger’s porch out in the middle of Iowa with a cameraman in tow and read his prepared statement with all the canned passion we’ve come to expect from him, about all the serious thought he will give to a Senate run,” noted Colorado Peak Politics.

Hickenloser, er, Hickenlooper was never named by likely caucus-goers as their first choice as the Democrat nominee for President.  That’s an insult Jay Inslee and Gov. Steve Bullock managed to avoid.

Even in Colorado, where he is allegedly well-known among Democrats, he received just 7% of the vote in a Public Policy Polling survey.

There was so little grassroots appetite for his candidacy that, four months into his campaign, he had reportedly amassed only 13,000 individual donors. At the time, an anonymous source reported staff informed Hickenlooper his campaign was on pace to run out of money by the end of August.

Democrats are frantic.  Colorado is a must-win for them if they want to take back control of the Senate.  Sixty-one percent of Democrats think Hickenloser has the best chance of unseating Republican Senator Cory Gardner in the general election.

There’s just one teeny, tiny little problem.  Hickenlooper is on record saying he doesn’t want to be a senator and “I don’t think that’s my calling.”  There’s even a video of him declaring, “the Senate doesn’t attract me.  If the Senate’s so good, how come all those senators are trying to get out?”

If the GOP is clever, they’ll take those clips of Ol’ Hick and whip up an attack ad or two to rub his nose in it.

Talk About Open Secrets: Epstein Owned Bill Clinton

The Daily Mail published an exclusive report revealing the twisted relationship between Bill Clinton, his family and notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion. The painting was secretly photographed inside Epstein’s lavish $56 million home in October 2012.

The original painting is called “Parsing Bill” and is by Australian-American artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid, although it is unclear if Epstein had bought the canvas or had a print mounted. Ryan-Kleid exhibited for her degree show when she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from the New York Academy of Art.

The picture showing Kleid proudly displaying this sick piece of shit is from the website Guest of A Guest.  Reporter Daniel Reynolds wrote, “Last night, the New York Academy of Art opened its doors for the annual Tribeca Ball, a star-studded evening of cocktails, dining and art—six floors of it from over 100-plus emerging New York artists.”

The Academy is considered the premier institution for studying the human figure, so naturally, its students' artwork focused on the body. Nudes were a common sight -- and not just on the canvas. In one room, a naked model held a pose while well-dressed patrons, seemingly unaware, munched on miniature hamburgers.”

Those who have seen the published photograph from the Daily Mail are either titillated by it or are convinced the thing is Photoshopped.  I can assure you it is not.

Here’s a screenshot from Saatchi Art in case, you know, a certain someone orders it be scrubbed from the Internet.

Click image to enlarge

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

GOP Fires Back At One Of CNN’s Most Irritating Anchors

By now you’ve heard about or seen the viral video of CNN’s Chris Cuomo launching a profanity-laden tirade against a man at a bar in New York.  The video was taken down by YouTube™ who later reinstated it admitting it was a mistake to have done so.

Later in the day, as the video kept racking up clicks and showed no signs of relenting, some iPhone owners began asking Siri, Apple’s voice feature, “How old is Chris Cuomo?”  Siri responded, “Fredo Cuomo is 49 years old.”

How hilarious is that?  The virtual assistant was eventually edited to correct the answer.  It is not yet clear how the change was made or who was responsible for the edit.

The comeuppance for this mocktastic ignoramus didn’t stop there.  The Trump-Pence reelection campaign swooped in and made available the “Fredo Unhinged” t-shirt.  They’re available online.

“Help us annoy Chris Cuomo and buy your ‘Fredo Unhinged Tee’ now!”, the ad says.  The tees cost $34.  Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted, “Selling faster than Fredo’s meltdown!  Thank you #FredoCuomo for filling up our coffers.  You have now directly supported the POTUS!”

Tim Murtaugh, Director of Communications for the Trump campaign, said the t-shirts were a response to “media elites who have different rules for themselves than the ones they try to enforce on President Trump and his supporters.  Cuomo melted down.  It felt like it needed a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.”

I ordered mine last night.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Don’t Call Me Fredo!

CNN is suffering horribly from a credibility crisis. It’s audience shriveled in the second quarter of 2019 with its primetime shows finishing as the 15th most-watched network on basic cable behind networks such as TLC, Investigation Discovery and the Hallmark Channel according to TV Newser.  “Cuomo Prime Time” averaged a dismal 910,000 viewers.

The cratering ratings and the persistent “CNN sucks” memes have taken their toll on anchor Chris Cuomo who was caught on video “flying into an abject rage” at a man for calling him “Fredo” at a bar in Shelter Island, NY on Sunday.

The “Fredo” moniker is a reference to Fredo Corleone, the weak, dopey brother in the iconic Mario Puzo mafia crime film The Godfather.

"Punk-ass bitches on the right call me Fredo. Fredo was from The Godfather. He was a weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Are any of you Italian? Are you Italian? It's a fucking insult to your people. It's an insult to your fucking people.  Is that a cool fucking thing?"

The other man in the video then mockingly tells Cuomo that he is "a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television," to which Cuomo responds, "If you want to play, we'll fucking play."

"You're gonna have a fucking problem. It's a little different on TV. Don't fucking insult me like that. You called me Fredo, like I call you punk bitch."

Taking off his glasses, the other man says, "I don't have a problem, man," but then Cuomo reiterates that he is going to "ruin your shit" and "fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk."

Monday, August 12, 2019

Joe Biden Befuddled Buffoon

After months on the campaign trail, Joe Biden is still tripping over his tongue in politically perilous ways.

His challenge is to show that he is the Democrats’ numero uno hope of ousting President Trump. Giving voters flashbacks of past bloopers won't help him do that, nor will any suggestion that he's “lost a step”.

Biden’s constant blunders expose either poor preparation, or an obstinate refusal to admit he is just an old man set in his ways without the active mind to connect his brand of government to a 21st Century society.

Uncle Joe, pick up the phone.  The Burly Gates Retirement Home is holding on line 1.

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Flowing Curves Of Beauty

I recently signed up for a well-known diet plan.  So far, I've lost three hundred bucks.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tearaway Clothes, No Sheets, Nothing To Hang Yourself On. Make It Look Like, You Know, Um…

Iowa State Fair: Starting Bell Or Death Knell For A Crowded Democrat Field

Iowans treasure the national attention that shines on them every four years when presidential candidates descend on their state.

Die-hard Democrat activists are getting restless because the massive field isn’t shrinking fast enough.  If Democrats don't start to figure things out soon, they could give President Trump the upper hand.

“You’ve got people focused on vacation and in Iowa they’re going to the State Fair. And I guarantee you they’re not going because of the Soapbox,” said former Obama Democratic strategist Doug Herman.

Former Alaska governor Mike Gravel dropped out of the race after just four months.  Richard Ojeda, ex-State senator from West Virginia, ditched his campaign after a scant two months.  And then there’s the smarmy pipsqueak, Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell, who was drummed out after two flailing months.

Not only is the State Fair an opportunity to build name recognition, but it also serves as an informal poll.  Anyone who looks over 18 can go to a tent hosted by a local television affiliate and put a kernel of corn in a mason jar in front of the picture of their candidate of choice. In 2016, the poll predicted that Trump would win by 56%. That November, he won the state by 51%.

According to a published report from The Washington Times, President Trump is “showing his strength in the informal survey of fairgoers.”  President Trump had received support from 97% of Republicans while gaffemeister Joe Biden pulled in 33% of the votes cast.

Struggling in the corn kernel poll are Alfred E. Neuman at 14%, Pocahontas at 12%, “Crooked Cop” Harris at 11% and the guy who combs his hair with a balloon rounds out the field at a measly 5%.

The other 16 candidates who are scraping the bottom of the barrel don’t have the good sense to abandon their White House bids and that’s a yuuuuge problem for a party desperate to oust President Trump.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Opening Pandora’s Box

Every movie reveals something about the culture that spawned it.

Angelo M. Codevilla who is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University believes political violence is tacitly condoned and often openly encouraged by Democratic officeholders.

Codevilla notes, “In the 21st Century’s second decade, explicit statements by the party’s principal figures—President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to name only a few—have led their epigones in power as well as millions of followers to think and act as if conservatives were simply on a lower level of humanity and should have their faces rubbed in their own inferiority.”

“…We know that the spiral of political violence has already taken its first fateful turns and that the logic of our partisan ruling class is pushing for more,” he continued.

"Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?" one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: "At least The Hunt's coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables."

According to a published report by the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Studios employees in different departments were questioning the wisdom of making such a movie in these times.  One filmmaker with ties to Universal asked, “In light of the horrific [recent shootings] is this not the most craven, irresponsible, dangerous exploitation?”

A day after the Hollywood Reporter reported the studio was reevaluating its strategy for the film, and that ESPN had already pulled an ad, Universal took additional action. "Out of sensitivity to the attention on the country’s recent shooting tragedies, Universal Pictures and the filmmakers of The Hunt have temporarily paused its marketing campaign and are reviewing materials as we move forward," a spokesperson said. 

The act of rubbing our noses in our inferiority began when the owner of a Lexington, VA Red Hen restaurant refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family and asked her to leave.

In June of last year, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a crowd in California, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Last month, conservative journalist Andy Ngo was beaten by the violent political activist group Antifa in Portland, OR.  Along with cuts and bruises, Ngo suffered brain trauma for which he was hospitalized overnight.

Democrats and their dysfunctional media minions, in the wake of the Dayton and El Paso shootings are now unabashedly calling President Trump a white supremacist.  Calling him a Russian asset during their fever dream of collusion ended when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony proved to be an exercise in futility.

Where would these degenerates get such an idea?  Answer:  Frank Figliuzzi, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI during the Obama Administration and national security analyst for MSNBC floated a crank suspicion that President Trump’s order to fly the nation’s flags at half-staff through yesterday, August 8, to commemorate the victims of this past weekend’s mass shootings was a coded salute to Adolf Hitler.

In some twisted secret fantasy to undo the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, the left appears to condone the spiraling political violence and, so it would appear, is pushing for more.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) tweeted the names and employers of 44 San Antonio residents who donated to President Trump’s reelection campaign.  In doing so, Castro targeted American citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights.  He has refused to disavow his actions.

When I can’t wear a red baseball cap with the logo of Folds of Honor emblazoned across the front without being challenged while at the grocery store or the gas station, the hate the left has for “deplorables” is a sure sign that something wicked this way comes.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Picture It: September 2020, The First Presidential Debate Against Trump

Two days ago, the vaunted Quinnipiac University National Poll released its latest polling data.

Polling analyst Mary Snow noted, “In the blink of an eye, the post-debate surge for Sen. Kamala Harris fades and former Vice President Joseph Biden regains his footing among Democratic presidential contenders.  Electability remains his strongest pull.  Across the board, Biden remains by far the Democrat seen as having the best chance of defeating President Trump.”

Biden leads the pack with 34% of Democrats and independent voters who lean Democrat.  Warren is next with 15%, Harris at 12% and the guy who combs his hair with a balloon comes in at 11%.

Rounding out the Democrat field are Alfred E. Newman with 6%, Skateboard Jesus and Ying-Yang with 2% each.  Four other candidates have garnered 1% and the other 14 wannabes haven’t moved the needle.

It’s a long, long way from the Democratic nomination, but President Trump has repeatedly said he hopes “Sleepy Joe” will “limp across the line”.  The President believes he would “easily” beat Biden in 2020.

In an April tweet the President wrote, “I look forward to facing whoever it may be.  May God Rest Their Soul!”

Biden won’t be able to ask President Trump to “go easy on him” like he did of Kamala Harris during the debates in Detroit last month.  If he thought defending his record on health care, criminal justice, immigration, working mothers, the war in Iraq and his “service” in the World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s White House was challenging he ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

His presidential bids unraveled in 1988 and 2008 and his well-documented history of confusing and downright embarrassing gaffes and misstatements will most certainly end up working against him.

President Trump is clearly looking forward to debating Joey Plugs and so is everyone else.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fitness Icon Michael Moore Cancels SoulCycle™ Membership

Equinox and SoulCycle™ customers are boycotting the high-end gyms and studios after learning that owner Stephen Ross will host a fundraiser at his Hamptons mansion for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign on Friday according to the Washington Post.

Who actually gives a damn about these pampered gym rats?  There isn’t a membership fee to join SoulCycle™, but it charges you $36 per class plus shoe rental (required to clip into your bike) and the purchase of a water bottle.  If you take classes daily for a month, you’ll rack up $1080.

Now here’s where this story becomes amusing.

Annoying gasbag Michael Moore tweeted today, “That’s it! Just cancelled my @soulcycle membership!”

When the hell was the last time that tub of lard exerted himself other than to shovel food down his gullet?  I guarantee you the far-left nut job hasn’t been on a bicycle since he was 5 years old.

Not seeing that corpulent pustule at their neighborhood SoulCycle™ gym must come as a tremendous relief to the people living in Flint.

His Presidential Prospects In Swift Decline, Beto Is Ready For His Close Up

Playing a clip from MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes, host Stephanie Ruhle and CEO and President of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar speculated the El Paso mass shooting could be politically advantageous for presidential candidate Robert Francis O'Rourke Tuesday morning.

"Maria, Beto has said he is running in the name of decency and democracy. As bad as this may sound, could this moment be a chance for Beto to gain some momentum?" Ruhle asked.

"I think so. When you look at who the President is most afraid of, you often hear within inner circles that Beto is the one that concerns him," Kumar responded.

Media consensus seems to have formed that O’Rourke is a lightweight; an entitled child of privilege who has “failed up” all his life. His theatrics and grandiose delusions skate close to the edge of parody.

Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston political science professor noted in the New York Times, “He needs a big issue and he needs his biography to really bloom.  This is an opportunity for him to do both.”

The field of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates is too large and the winnowing process will begin with the third round of debates to be held in Houston where the rules are expected to cut the field to ten or perhaps fewer.

None of the Democrats have given credit to President Trump for calling out the racist motives that inspired the El Paso shooting and for clearly denouncing it as “white supremacy.”

As the nation turns it attention to the President’s trips to El Paso and Dayton to meet with the victims of the back-to-back shootings, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters the President recognizes the gravity of this moment.

O’Rourke’s presidential aspirations have been burdened by his weaknesses and inexperience.  His debate performances have done little to improve his standing.  His desperation is palpable.  Exploiting this moment for political expedience, he announced he would be attending an event to “honor those lives lost, confront President Trump and white supremacy and demand responsible gun control.”

Is it just me or does anyone else see the glare of a ghoul in Beto’s eyes?  This is his last chance to reprise his political fortunes by standing on the 22 corpses in an El Paso Walmart and waving a bloody shirt saying, “Hey, look at me!  Look at me!”

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

It seems there were plenty of people who were aware the shooters in El Paso and Dayton were troubled young men and nobody who knew them did a damned thing about it.

I am so sick of the Democrats politicizing hideous crimes.  They seized on the alleged manifesto of the El Paso shooter while desperately trying to memory-hole the Dayton shooter’s extreme left-wing and anti-police ideology. They immediately and thoughtlessly started blaming you and me for the mass murders.  Why do they hate us so much?

Gun control advocates continue to peddle the same damned fantasy about banning assault rifles.  Such a ban would have no meaningful impact on gun deaths or mass shootings.

Playing on the emotions of the American public is nothing more than using a crisis to score political points.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Master Baiter

The war of words between President Trump and Rev. Al Sharptongue began a week ago after the President sent a series of tweets critical of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings’ combative rant against Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan over conditions at detention facilities that house illegals entering the country.

“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”

“...As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cummings’ District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

It was on like a pot of neckbones after that.  Miraculously materializing at the first whiff of racial trouble, The Right Reverend Al Sharptongue joined Democrats and others who loathe Trump to condemn the President’s remarks about Congressman Cummings and the city of Baltimore blustering, “[Trump] is never shy about insulting cities and countries that disagree with him politically, but he reserves particular insult for black and brown cities.”

Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris tweeted their praise of The Reverend.

On Monday, Sharptongue held a news conference alongside former RNC Chairman Michael Steele to address what he called “Trump's racist remarks." 

“Little did I know that Mr. Trump was going to, on the eve of this, attack the congressman from this city. But not only the congressman but the people of this city, in the most bigoted and racist way."

Last year, USA TODAY reported that “Baltimore is the nation's most dangerous big city.” 

The poverty rate is over 22%, and the population is shrinking. The city’s politics are riven with endemic corruption — former Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned in disgrace this May. She's the third Baltimore mayor in a row to leave in the wake of intense scandal. Baltimore is dotted with thousands of vacant buildings, and as for rodents, exterminator Orkin listed Baltimore in the top 10 of its annual survey of “rattiest cities”.

Seth Mandel, Executive Editor of the Washington Examiner penned an Op-Ed in the Washington Post delivering a lengthy argument of why Sharptongue is “unworthy of such praise” due to his “history of race-baiting and deadly anti-Semitic incitement.”

Glenn Loury, Economic Professor at Brown University opined in The New York Times, Democrats “have yoked themselves to a genuine bigot.  The problem for them is “Al Sharpton actually is, as Mr. Trump put it on Twitter, a ‘con man’.  And not just a con man:  Mr. Sharpton is an ambulance-chasing, anti-Semitic, anti-white race hustler.”

Professor Loury concluded, “If Democrats cannot distinguish between Mr. Sharpton’s hucksterism and genuine moral leadership on race and justice in America, I assure you many moderate voters in Battleground States will have no trouble doing so.”

On the same day Sharpton held his news conference in Baltimore, 44 miles to the southwest, Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined 20 other inner city faith leaders at the White House.

King said the meeting focused on urban affairs, “things that many of us around the table were concerned about” including the sanctity of life, urban development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, prison reform, jobs and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

King told Sheila Poole, reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she doesn’t think [President] Trump is racist or that his words and actions have emboldened white supremacists.

“I don’t believe white supremacists need anyone to embolden them, they’re bold enough all on their own and they are in great need of prayer,” she said.

“I have a picture of Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton with Donald Trump, he wasn’t President then, and they were friends.  They were all supposed to be friends and look where we are now. It’s time for us as a nation to reconcile as one blood, one human race and work things out together.”


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