The following is an open letter to Thomas Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, regarding Democratic elected officials calling for the removal of memorials and names from buildings and events: “Dear Chairman Perez, Peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death have been overshadowed by woke rhetoric. Justice for Floyd and legislative police reform efforts have morphed into identifying offensive statements and personal associations of public and historical figures. Demands are then levied to erase their names, memorials, and if alive, that they remove themselves from public life. This “call to action” disregards the time elapsed since the event, the context or the person’s other notable achievements. This happened at Louisiana State University, my alma mater. California Democrats wish to erase John Wayne’s name off the Orange County Airport, and Princeton University will remove references to Woodrow Wilson, a past President of Princeton, Governor of New Jersey, and President of the United States. It seems only a matter of time until there are ropes on the Washington and Jefferson Memorials and calls to rename Washington, D.C. But let’s look at the logical conclusion of obliterating or erasing mention of anyone who transgressed. Given the Democratic Party’s embarrassment that Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were Democrats (gone is the Jefferson-Jackson Day) shouldn’t the party be embarrassed of its own name? Isn’t the Democratic Party’s role in our country’s worse episodes of racism offensive? The Democratic Party was founded by slave owners. These slave owners insisted upon a constitution which preserved slavery. The Democratic Party opposed Republican efforts to end slavery. The Democratic Party opposed Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. After the Civil War, Democrats opposed Republican efforts to give newly freed slaves voting rights and civil rights. In more recent times, Democratic members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives fought Civil Rights legislation, beginning with Republican President Dwight Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Act of 1957. Democratic governors fought integration of schools and public services, and the list goes on. It took courageous decisions by Republican judges and the enforcement of these laws by President Eisenhower who at one point called out the military to overcome resistance. Two Democratic luminaries, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and long serving Senator Robert Byrd, were members of the KKK as young men. Most recently, Democratic mayors have permitted policies such as choke holds and unconstitutional use of force. If the Democratic mayor of Minneapolis had insisted on police reforms, George Floyd would be alive. Two weeks ago, Senate Democrats refused to even allow debate on the Justice Act, a bill with reforms which would prevent deaths similar to George Floyd’s. Democrats said they would not allow debate on the Justice Act because they did not like the process. People will die because of not liking a process. This further sullies the title Democrat. Of course, the Democratic Party is responsible for many good things, but the current spirit of the age is not to balance the totality of what someone or some organization has done. If there is any association with the intolerable, even if the person or organization contributed greatly to the freedoms we have today, even providing the intellectual framework which inspired Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. as did Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, they or it must be erased. In which case, the Democratic Party should be renamed if not disbanded. Sincerely, Bill Cassidy, MD P.S. I actually think the Democratic Party should keep its name. But the measure given will be the measure received. What I write as irony will soon be another’s earnest intent. Why not?
Thanks to Dr./Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) for that outstanding example of trolling the Dems! Sen. Cassidy is the senior U.S. Senator from the great state of Louisiana. The brazen hypocrisy of Democrat politicians right now is beyond breathtaking. And, frankly, the good Senator is being nice. As the militant left mob goes to tear down anything Confederate, they should be reminded that that it was DEMOCRAT white Confederate men who founded the KKK, and that the membership of the Klan was 100% white DEMOCRATS for the first CENTURY of its existence (i.e. 1865 – the mid 1960s, give/take). That’s something the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and current Democrat politicians don’t want you to know… Kinda like the fact that Al Gore (D) never wanted anyone to know his father voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s. And, everyone, including Bill Clinton, made all sorts of excuses for the fact that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was not only a “member” of the KKK; he was an “Exalted Cyclops,” which was the top officer in his organization. And Sen. Byrd was in the U.S. Senate up til 2010…and Obama didn’t seem to mind. Just fathom if there had been a Republican Senator or member of Congress with such a background.. He/she wouldn’t last one day in either chamber, let alone become the Senate Majority Leader…like Sen. Byrd did.
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican effort to unanimously pass legislation to add $250 billion to the government’s small business loan program aimed at helping companies devastated by the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to forward the bill by unanimous consent, but Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) opposed the move, pumping the brakes on President Donald Trump’s plan to bolster the “paycheck protection” program. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell affirmed that the proposal would not impact the “policy language” of the $2 trillion bi-partisan coronavirus relief package passed late last month. “We need more funding and we need it fast,” McConnell urged. “Do not block emergency aid you do not oppose just because you want something more.” Several other top Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), expressed support for the plan this week. “America’s small businesses are working hard to support their employees and the communities they live in. To help them do that, Congress has passed the most ambitious relief package in history for small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program,” said McCarthy. “The demand for that program has been overwhelming and in just one week, the federal government has provided tens of billions of dollars in relief.” “I support the Secretary’s request and following the Senate’s approval, the House should move swiftly to do the same and provide confidence to small businesses across the country that their government will be there for them,” he added. Leading up to McConnell’s request, Democrats suggested that they would shoot down the measure. Democrats want add-ons and protections to make sure businesses in disadvantaged communities are able to participate. McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) outlined their positions in relatively muted rhetoric Wednesday — tacit acknowledgment of the urgency of the measure. McConnell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin say the business program, which involves direct subsidies to companies to keep employees on payroll and pay their rent, is on track to quickly deplete its first $350 billion infusion as businesses rush to apply for the aid.
Remember this.. The Democrats in the Senate held up this emergency funding for small businesses because they wanted to tag additional things onto it. It was a “clean bill,” which means it was just about small business emergency funding; nothing else. Under normal circumstances, the Dems would go for this. But, given the current crisis we’re in, they don’t want to miss the chance to add all sorts of other unrelated liberal agenda nonsense. So, until they get their political “porn” (as Sen. John Kennedy calls it) added to the bill, they’re gonna hold it up. Small businesses employ more than 40% of the American workforce and are in dire need of financial help right now. Again, remember this…especially if you own, or work for, a small business.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, is now the youngest male candidate in the Democrats’ presidential primary after former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race Sunday. As of last week, Buttigieg, 38, was the field’s youngest candidate. He would have been 39 years and one day old upon taking up the White House had he won the general election. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the presumed frontrunner, is the oldest at 78 years old, followed by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is only eight months younger than the Vermont senator. Sanders will be 79 if he wins the White House. At 73 years old, President Donald Trump is younger than Biden by four years. On Inauguration Day, the president became the oldest to assume office at 70 years and 220 days. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president at 43 years and 236 days. In contrast, the field’s woman candidates are all younger than Biden. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is the youngest at 38, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is 59 years old. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the oldest at 70 years old. She would be 71 years and 212 days old if inaugurated after a successful campaign.
Some interesting, and yet relevant, stats. In a recent poll, those asked said that candidates whose age was over 75 was a cause for concern. That should be a red flag to both Joe Biden, and especially Bernie who in addition had a recent heart attack. Bernie may be doing very well with his rabid base in this primary season. But, the general election is a whole other matter. And, in the age and health category, Trump clearly has the advantage. Biden is only 4 years older, but boy does he act old, and his chronic verbal gaffes… Let’s just say… Trump would destroy him on the debate stage.
Pat Buchanan book busts ‘myth’ Nixon was racist, shows KKK’s Democratic ties
Interesting.. I look forward to reading this. Of course, Pat IS right. The KKK was founded in 1865 by former Confederate officers who were Democrats. And, from 1865-1965 virtually every member of the Klan was a Dem. Sure that’s changed over the last 30-40 years a little bit. But, even former Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd (D-WV) who passed away in 2010 after having been the longest serving member of Congress, was a former leader and recruiter of his KKK organization in WV. Yep, the Sen MAJORITY LEADER of the U.S. Senate, a DEM, was a former leader of the Klan. And yet, blacks by margins of over 95% vote Democrat. Go figure…
Environmentalist Super PAC to spend $100M to back Democrats in Senate races
Be on the lookout for more and more of this sorta thing. You’ll see billionaire George Soros, moveon.org, Media Matters and now this organization (and this billionaire, Tom Steyer) out there spending millions and millions of dollars to attack Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate, the House, and at the state level this coming November. They will do whatever it takes to ensure that Harry Reid remains the Senate majority leader. I wonder if Harry Reid will go to the Senate floor to complain about Mr. Steyer, like he has been about the Koch brothers, who he thinks are the devil incarnate. Yeah.. probably not. Some smart journalist should ask ol’ Harry about that next time he is in front of a camera.
Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response
Yep.. The race card is all the Dems have right now. Its pathetic and dishonest. But, since it worked to get Obama elected and then RE-elected, I guess they figure it’ll work in November..again.