About a week ago, the Progressive leadership in the U. S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump regarding the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore outlining a list demands.
Mind you, most of the Progressives who signed on to the letter, made no such demands of Barack Obama during the so-called negotiation of JCPOA.
The same self-absorbed bureaucrats who screwed up America’s foreign policy and colluded against the country’s interests with their backdoor deals are making demands.
Bad news for an out of touch Progressive leadership. Fifteen House Democrats on Monday just before the summit sent a letter to the President supporting his endeavor.
Crazy right? I know, I thought that I was reading it wrong and leading the march was Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA).
Khanna and 14 other Progressives informed the President of their support. Of course, they had suggestions as well but they were respectful about it. Some of the names of House members who signed on will shock you but I think that it had much to do with their body of constituents. Moreover, those who signed on to the letter have no love for the President. They are the resistance which leads me to believe that the only ones these despise more than the President is Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Signing on to the letter was:
Reps. Raul Grijalva (AZ), Barbara Lee (CA), Mark Pocan (WI), Pramila Jayapal (WA), Tulsi Gabbard (HI), Bobby Rush (IL), Zoe Lofgren (CA), Madeleine Bordallo (GUAM), Colleen Hanabusa (HI), Mark DeSaulnier (CA), Richard Nolan (MN), Karen Bass (CA), Jared Huffman (CA), and Jamie Raskin (MD).
They said some positive steps they would endorse, combined with commensurate actions by North Korea, include:
— pledges or agreements to formally end the 68-year war,
— ending the practice of U.S.-ROK “decapitation” military exercises,
— support for important cooperative efforts such as vital humanitarian assistance; parliamentarian dialogue and exchanges; reunions between Koreans and Korean American families; and the repatriation of US servicemember remains.
“Such steps, combined with commensurate actions by North Korea, could help facilitate the phased denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” they wrote.
They also warned that in the event of a collapse in talks, they would oppose any effort to wage war against North Korea, except in response to a sudden attack[…]
Of course, Progressives would not support military action if need be against North Korea, the cowards. With that on the record, Progressives are fooling no one. This is about politics, lasting through the 2018 mid-terms and the POLLS.
As pointed out by Real Clear Politics, more than 70% of Americans supported the Trump-Kim Summit meaning the Communist media complex and their resistance partners in bureaucracy and out are not in line with the rest of the nation.
Translation: The propaganda is falling on deaf ears.
It is unreasonable for @SenSchumer to demand complete denuclearization for the president’s summit with North Korea. After 68 years of hostilities, the opportunity to make peace with North Korea must take priority over partisan attacks against the president. pic.twitter.com/ItRxQjWCHo
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) June 11, 2018
Rather than attack President Trump and Conservatives, Progressives would do well to look within. They’re at war with each other over the future of their own party. Cruel to say but I hope that they demolish each other.
A few hours ago, Congressman Khanna, in a discussion on Democracy Now called out Progressives’ double standard surrounding the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore.
Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Is Trump Improving Race Relations?
Doug Hagin: Frankly, race relations have been improving steadily. Of course President Obama did his best to reverse that course, and the left makes every effort to divide people along every possible demographic. I find President Trump to be a person who is reversing a lot of he damage his predecessor did.
At their heart, people are people, regardless of skin tone. Our president understands this, as most of us, of all colors do.
Puma By Design: Now that Barack Obama is out of office, race relations is improving.
I have noticed the change in conversation from neighbors, family members, my son’s friends and friends of my nieces. Many folks who throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season and Obama’s reign of terror fell for the Trump is racist and Trump supporters are racist, too storylines are now viewing the President through a not so tainted lens.
Of course, the race baiters, pundits, NeverTrumper, Communist media complex, deep state, their globalist masters and the Mueller investigation helped. The 24/7 anti-Trump derangement is annoying and causing people to question the agenda which leads them to re-visit their original views of President Trump.
Enter Kanye West, the pardons of Jack Johnso and Alice Marie Johnson, the tax cuts, jobs, an improved economy, the President’s stand against illegal immigration which is detrimental to the nation and devastating to the Black community. Obama offered none of this.
As a matter of fact, Obama, while hiding behind identity politics, in particular, the race card proceeded to set Black America back decades.
I am often reminded of my travels throughout Brooklyn, New York during George W. Bush’s final two years in office. Black communities that were destroyed in the late 60’s to mid-70’s had returned to what they once were. While not perfect, they had become thriving communities dotted with small businesses everywhere. The businesses, many of them were owned by Blacks who were finally living the American dream.
In 2008, these same communities and businesses elected Barack Obama. By January 2010, these same businesses were now fighting to keep their heads above water and by the spring of 2012, all that was left of most of the businesses were the awnings and shuttered gates.
In two years under Obama, Black communities across the country had regressed to pre-2005 status or much earlier.
So yes, those paying attention realize that President Trump is not the monster that ideologues make him out to be.
As for the ideologues, expect them not to stand down. Out of touch, they are in their own zone as are many of the useful idiots who question nothing. They are whom Kanye West has referred to as physically free but mentally enslaved.
Ignorant to the horrors of Communism and that their disdain for President Trump is beyond all rationale, they welcome Communism with open arms.
Those who are the real racists will always choose to believe that President Trump is racist and dividing the nation because Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and queen, Don Lemon, tells them so.
My son’s mother-in-law (yes, her again) hates non-Blacks. I believe that she, an immigrant from Jamaica, also hates Americans but she hides her bias because there is a grandchild involved (that and the fact that I make no secret about my love for country which has led me to suggest once or twice that she could always return to Jamaica).
Moving on…This woman hangs on to every word from Al Sharpton, Joy Reid, Don Lemon and her hero, Barack Obama.
She sees every attack against President Trump by the usual suspects as vindication of her belief that the President is evil.
Then there are those who live in poor Black communities who have spent their lives in poverty because they have convinced themselves that all whites (and Trump supporters) are prejudiced and responsible for their plight even though most have never lifted a finger on their own behalf to “upgrade.”
While these individuals despise the President, they worship Obama whose legacy to them and their neighbors is several Obamaphones and a food stamp card. As it turns out, many of these same people despise working Blacks, especially those who refuse to live on the Democratic plantation. Such Black are viewed as “uppity,” “stupid” and deserving to be abused or worse, used as a bank account for freeloaders.
When challenged on their bias, they cannot explain it and/or produce facts to back up their argument or lack thereof. It is at this point that many become hostile.
Below is a video that I ran across a few days ago on YouTube. Conservative activist and pastor, Jesse Lee Peterson took to the streets of Los Angeles where he questioned Black folks, most of whom are mentally enslaved.
Even though I have long distanced myself from the mentally enslaved, the video was painful to watch.
For the record, I made it a little more than half-way through. These are the people that I warned my son and nieces about when they were children.
Warning: Raw language, really bad vibes, ignorance on full display.
Rob Miller: My answer is it depends who you ask.
I don’t think President Trump is actually trying at this point to target race relations per se, especially when it comes to blacks. He did try that in the beginning, and it worked somewhat (remember ‘a New Deal for the black community’) but black voters stayed home or mostly voted Democrat like always. More on that particular group later.
Asians are a very diverse community, which includes East Asians as well as Indians and Pakistanis as well as Southeast Asians like Thais and Vietnamese. My personal observation is that most of the Koreans and Chinese I run into seem to appreciate Trump because they are very into business and feel his efforts and policies are improving the economy. Like most East Asians, they also respect age, so Trump is a natural. Indian Hindus tend to like Trump, Indian and Pakistani Muslims not nearly so much.
An additional factor is that Asians are realizing that traditional values they have always held dear like diligence in education, studying hard and reaping the benefits mean nothing to today’s Democratic Party and its minions. Even East Asians who vote Democratic now understand that they’ve been sold out.
Hispanics are another diverse group. Again, there was no ‘beautiful brown wave’ in 2016 like the media assured us there would be. Many Hispanics stayed home, others voted Democrat and a surprising number, especially in certain communities voted for Trump because they realized how the surge of illegal migrants was affecting jobs, housing and thew schools their kids go to. Now that Hispanic unemployment is at record lows, they might not vote Trump but they aren’t going to vote Democrat either. Peer pressure in their communities will ensure that Trump voters will keep it to themselves.
Much of the politicized class of Hispanics in the universities and various companies like Telemundo or who were heavily involved in the amnesty movement of course voted for Hillary. So did a lot of the illegal migrants in places like Nevada and California. California in particular is voter fraud heaven. These Hispanics still hate Trump and always will.
Some of what I said about Hispanics applies to blacks. I don’t think relations have gotten better for several reasons.
During the Obama administration, blacks were encouraged to think of themselves as victims and as entitled because of various antiquated grievances both real and exaggerated, or just because. As I explained here, Kanye West was more correct than he realized when he said that “400 years of slavery? That sounds like a choice.”
While some blacks are finally waking up, many still cling to that choice and can’t let go. To do so would mean abandoning the slave mentality and embracing self reliance, discipline and meritocracy. This kid of mindset, by the way, is quite prevalent among blacks in America who came originally from the West Indies and some of the former British colonies in Africa. They grew up with the British school system and came largely from married, two parent families who prized education as the way up. Many if them voted for Trump because they understood his message. So did blacks (very quietly) who understood what illegal migration was doing to their communities.
For many blacks, to abandon the eternal grievance attitude would mean losing a powerful political weapon, one very useful at election time when it comes to certain black demographics. With time, and given the jobs Trump has already created, that attitude may fade, but it will never disappear as long as it remains useful.
Laura Rambeau Lee: We are hearing and seeing less racial tensions erupting around the country since President Trump took office. He refuses to engage in the politics of race, genuinely wanting everyone to realize their dreams. People are feeling better about the economy. I believe he has improved race relations by enacting policies that are allowing the economy to grow and reducing unemployment, particularly in the black and Hispanic communities where unemployment numbers are at historic lows. Gainful employment improves self-confidence and reduces the feelings of victimhood. Working people do not have the time to be manipulated by the social justice warrior instigators. As the proverb says: Idle hands are the devil’s tools.
Patrick O’Hannigan: I think President Trump is improving race relations for two reasons: First, in contrast to his immediate predecessor, he does not seem to see himself as a teacher or mentor for his fellow citizens, and does not therefore give speeches steeped in the idea that “real” Americans should share his own attitudes. Trump seems to have an “executive ego” rather than a “professorial ego.” Secondly, POTUS is notable for being what his enemies call uncouth and his friends call refreshingly honest. His straight talk can trigger arguments, but its singular virtue is honesty, which in the end will do more to improve race relations than “sensitivity training” in its various forms. Activists who try to paint Trump as racist do so because they have ideological differences with him, and that’s obvious to anyone who looks his Cabinet picks or business record.
Well, there it is!
Make sure to drop by every Monday for the WoW! Magazine Forum. And enjoy WoW! Magazine 24-7 with some of the best stuff written in the ‘net. Take from me, you won’t want to miss it.
Unified Patriots by JadedByPolitics
Stephen Bannon now says that being anti-establishment is not going to work. Well, when you’ve had potential millions swept out from under your feet because you overstepped your perceived authority, those marbles in your head tend to clang. Mr. Bannon fell into the junior varsity trap of celebrity and power, that is to say, he believed he had more of each than was actually in his purview. Bannon on His ‘Revolution’: Never Mind
“People are starting to realize that the anti-establishment thing is kind of a luxury we can’t afford right now,” said Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist who six months ago said it was his objective to see Mr. McConnell removed as the Senate Republican leader.
That effort has been put on hold. And Mr. Bannon’s rebellion has considerably smaller ambitions than it did six months ago, when he was trying to recruit challengers to every Republican incumbent senator up for re-election this year, with the exception of Ted Cruz of Texas.
Of those Mr. Bannon worked most closely with, just two are still running: Mr. McDaniel and Kelli Ward in Arizona, who is competing in a three-way primary for the seat that opened up after Senator Jeff Flake announced his retirement”.
“It’s a fascinating and somewhat problematic shift of message and brand for the man who defined the “drain the swamp” persona of the Trump campaign. After vowing to unseat Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader, Bannon now agrees that maybe the GOP establishment is just fine if it means keeping a majority.
The “mastermind” behind Trump’s victory (if you believe Bannon’s own self-serving press leaks) has had a change of heart, that’s for sure.
Establishment publications are already claiming victory for Bannon’s flip-flop and they deserve a little glee in witnessing their bete noire’s cummuppance. But the real danger for Bannon is not the victory he seems to have handed his opponents, it’s the question of his own political relevance.
If Steve Bannon doesn’t stand for “Burn the GOP establishment to the ground” anymore, then what does he stand for?
If he’s not essential in reshaping and purging the Republican Party on behalf of Donald Trump and Trumpism, then what is he useful for?
At this point, why does anyone need Steve Bannon?”
At this point, why does anyone need Bannon? These so-called “thought leaders” of the Right believe conservatives are malleable. Malleable? No, they’re intelligent, hard-working people who are quite independent in their thinking[…]
Wake up, California, it is time for Maxine Waters to go.
Waters hasn’t had a platform to run on for decades and her “EMPEACH FO-TEE FIVE” rhetoric is obviously not cutting it judging from the 10 millennials who showed up to her tweet-a-thon.
— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) June 3, 2018
The American Mirror by Kyle Olson
Maxine Waters likes to say millennials love her, but if her own campaign event is any indication, that might be more rhetoric than reality.
79-year-old “Auntie Maxine” held a Meet & Greet Tweet-A-Thon on Sunday for two hours, and while it’s hard to know what she hoped the outcome would be, but the turnout seemed to be underwhelming…
But a video posted of the event by Waters’ campaign shows only a handful of millennials actually attended.
…Waters used the event to allow attendees to gripe about what they think is wrong with America.
“When you come here you always have an open mic, you can say whatever you want to say,” Waters said[…]
Waters is, as we all know, UNHINGED. Now is the perfect time to send this corrupt race baiting poverty pimp packing. Make it happen! Voter Maxine Waters out!
Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills
Recently, Donald Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black-American World Heavyweight Champion.
Johnson’s story is instructive, just as Obama’s refusal, not neglect, but refusal, to pardon him was.
Jack Johnson was not only the first black champion, but a long-reigning champion, causing the coinage of the term “Great White Hope” for all the ex-champions and aspiring-champions who would line up to dethrone him. They would all fail.
Finally, the court system got Johnson, not boxers, for you see, Jack Johnson was no ordinary, humble, thanking “de Lawd” for the opportunity to be champion sort of man. He grew up in Galveston in the late 1800s, and it’s as if Jim Crow and the KKK had overlooked the town. The working class neighborhoods were remarkably desegregated, unlike Richmond, where white and black kids were constantly going at it.
Jack Johnson’s best friends were all white kids, which involved shared suppers and the occasional sleepover. Large parts of Galveston seems to have slipped through the Democrats’ seine net, which explains why white-black harmony, or why Lester Motley could sleep over at my house in the early 50s in the east Kentucky coal fields are stories modern social scientists don’t want to hear about, much less study.
So when Jack won the championship, he became an instant millionaire by today’s standards. And acted like one, traveling around in a chauffer-driven touring car. And usually in the company of beautiful women…all of them white. Married three of them in fact. And like ex-New York AG, Eric Schneiderman, he even had a taste for the store-bought variety.
After all, he was a very handsome man and a fine physical specimen.
With no white hope able to dethrone Johnson, imagine how the Democrat Party of the day would seethe at his public displays.
Or for that matter, how it would seethe today that a black man would go out make something of himself without their endorsement or sponsorship. Ask Clarence Thomas, Dr Thomas Sowell, Dr Ben Carson, Herman Cain, all who made it without having to be indebted to the political class.
So instead they framed Jack Johnson on a bum wrap, the Mann Act, which was enacted to prevent carrying women across state lines for “immoral purposes”. The law was designed to bust up prostitution rings, not married people who happened to be the wrong color.
In the end, unable to convince his ex-wife to testify, they had to fall back on a woman with whom he had traveled before the Mann Act was enacted.
A fake trial but real conviction, Johnson got 12 months, spending 10 months at Leavenworth, after which he continued to fight, only out of the country.
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune tells us how Johnson’s pardon ended up on Barack Obama’s desk, as well as GW Bush’s, and how both used “procedures”, i.e, a DOJ review, to not have to act on the request.
About Bush, I can only speculate if there was a political reason, but Eric Holder gave Obama’s game away when he said that while the injustice done to Johnson was clear, the countervailing argument against a pardon because of his general treatment of women mitigated against the pardon. Bottom line, Obama acted on politics first, self-serving politics and the fear of angering the Feminist wing of the Democrat alliance and justice took a backseat.
Page went onto say that Trump did not stand on such formalities, and issued the pardon without a DOJ or politicsl review. Based on the cold naked basis of injustice, and his gut Trump pardoned him…
…thus defining a fundamental difference between the two men, in fact, several of Trump’s predecessors. A true empathy it seems exists in the man, and not the phony, forked-tongued sweet talk of 95% of the political class in America.
Trump does not pass Go, or collect $200, but goes directly to Justice when he sees any American citizen unfairly convicted or locked up.
He simply turns to someone and says “Go do this” and so far they have caused the return of two Korean-Ameri9can citizens from a prison in the North, an American citizen in Venezuela. And I am sure he has others in the wind that have not yet publically materialized.
So I wish he would appoint one of his people to find an inroad with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and obtain a full restoration of the medals and records set by Jim Thorpe from the 1912 Olympics.
You see, in the same era that Jack Johnson was framed, a Sac and Fox Indian named Jim Thorpe, from a boarding school for Indians in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, joined the world’s greatest athletes, at a time when the Olympics were almost the exclusive realm for European rich kids[…]