Thursday, April 26, 2018

Reform, Orthodox, Atheist-You Can Be Any Sort Of Jew Except A Democratic Party One





Keith Ellison the DNC's Deputy Chair as street salesperson for Farrakhan's Nation of Islam newspaper



For a religion with a tiny 6.4 million adherents, or “identifiers”,  just 2.1% of America’s population America’s Jews have managed to split themselves into (at least) ten different groupings or “branches.” Anyone with even a passing understanding of Jewish cultural tradition (or being part of a large Jewish family) and in particular the Yeshiva school system of adversarial argument would be surprised at only ten branches.

And yes, “Jewish Atheist” fits right in with this mishegoss, a quick Google search will turn up “Why I’m a Ranting Atheist…And a Jew” among many similar. This division, down to splinter of splinters in the Marxist strata carries over into politics of course, how could it not? Conservative Jews will be found, especially in the neo-conservative ranks among the Kristol, Frum Brooks contingent, a scattering among the new Trumpian GOP and of course the Socialist rebirth with Senator Sanders.

On the traditional left the Democratic Party saw its huge Jewish adherence during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The appeal of reform, government intervention in the economy, opposition to Hitler and a perceived path out of poverty saw 90% of Jewish voters cast their ballots for FDR in 1940 when just a generation previously 45% had supported the Republican Charles Evans Hughes against Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

Since 1952 Jewish support for the GOP has been as high as 36% (Reagan) and as low as 9% (Goldwater whose ancestry was Jewish). In recent elections there has been a decline in Democratic support, from 75% for Obama in 2008 to 68% for Hillary Clinton. Trump received 26% (same as Romney) three points more than McCain.

 These voting shifts among 2-4% of the voting population would be of little note, especially with such a concentration in safe Democratic states but in the real world the Jewish voter, or more importantly the opinions and influence of  the Jewish media person is of great significance.
In an analysis of leftist Ezra Klein’s Obama 2008 candidacy support “JournOlist” group, of the 151 members a striking number of well know names are Jews. Dana Milbank advised then candidate Trump; “gai kaken oifen yam” (go defecate in the ocean). Nothing has changed since then among the various high profile Jewish pundits except now the y are joined by Republican “NeverTumpers” like Podhortz, Ben Shapiro etc.

That was until Jews in media, of whatever  tradition or sect and frankly in the Democratic Party, are faced with not just a political question, not just a moral one, but an existential one that strikes at the core of Jewishness in a “it can’t happen here” way. In fact not only can it happen here in America but the enemy is at the gate and Jake Tapper is sounding the alarm feverishly.
Quite simply the Democratic Party has as its Vice-Chair a former member of  the rabidly anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan’s “Nation of Islam”

Farrakhan has been back in the news with a fiery, anti-Semitic speech on Feb. 25 that included a knock on Ellison for having distanced himself from the group when he ran for Congress. “Let me tell you something, when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door,” Farrakhan said. During his speech, he displayed a photo of Ellison selling the Nation of Islam newspaper in 1998 Ellison, implied he had had no association with Farrakhan since 2006. His spokesman flatly said he had “no additional involvement.” But new evidence suggests these statements are false.”
Jake Tapper has  issued Tweet after Tweet highlighting this issue, among many are these ;”DC Councilman Trayon White Sr. (D. Ward 8) responded to a brief snowfall by publishing a video in which he espoused the conspiracy theory that Jews control the weather.” And “The Nation of Islam preaches the theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist anti-Semitic rhetoric of its leaders…”

The Republican’s have, rightly, and in the face of being accused of being anti-black (which the issue is patently not) have raised their concerns. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Women’s March co-President Tamika D. Mallory have come under fire this month for failing to condemn Louis Farrakhan after revelations that they met with or appeared at events with the notorious anti-Semite.

The Republican Jewish Coalition has called on eight black lawmakers to resign over their Farrakhan association. Not all have commented, but those doing so have been careful to denounce anti-Semitism without condemning the Nation of Islam leader himself.”
“One veteran CBC member, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, praised and defended Farrakhan in a phone interview with The DC. Davis described Farrakhan as “an outstanding human being.”

In the campaign of his life seven term Chicago Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski won the narrowest of  primary victories against his “progressive” challenger Marie Newman on March 20th by just over 2000 votes.

“A weird feature about this race? Jews keep coming up in a primary in a district comprising parts of Chicago and its suburbs where there are virtually no Jews.Still, the primary is another indication that when the Democratic left and the Democratic establishment do battle, Israel inevitably comes up.
So why does the Jewish issue keep coming up?

Lipinski’s opponent,  marketing executive and political neophyte Marie Newman, is seen as the more progressive candidate. She is pro-choice, a champion of lesbian, gay and transgender rights, and a supporter of universal health care.More recently, Arab-American voters in the district have asserted themselves. Newman wooed them in a web ad that initially ran 3 minutes, 25 seconds.
 Much of the ad refers to past controversies including efforts to block the establishment of a mosque in the district and includes footage of Arab-American shops and businesses.

The campaign has excised eight seconds from the ad, including a segment calling out Lipinski for supporting a law that would criminalize some kinds of support for the movement to boycott Israel. Also altered: A supporter says of Newman: “She doesn’t pander to special interest groups, like AIPAC.” The last two words are cut from the version currently online.That led Bob Asher, a former president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to blast out a fundraising email for Lipinski urging the maximum $2,700 donation.”

Surely this must go beyond a tocsin to the breaking point for anyone of Jewish descent. It is one thing for a Democratic Party caucus to make a stand of non-condemnation but quite another for the leadership of the party to accept Ellison and his equivocal past, and a caucus adamant in their non-condemnation.

With the Democratic Party and the media, if the GOP had caucus members who met with and refused to condemn the Klu Klux Klan and it’s Deputy Chair was a former KKK activist whose background is still in question, one cannot imagine the headlines and endless media coverage. The hypocrisy is rank.

For Jews to vote for and remain in a party that stands aloof from the sort of language that was used in 1930’s Germany is a terrible head in the sand position. To allow anti-Trump vehemence to cloud their judgement of the verdict of history is the sorrow and the pity writ large once again.
In the campaign of his life seven term Chicago Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski won the narrowest of  primary victories against his “progressive” challenger Marie Newman on March 20th by just over 2000 votes.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tax Cuts The Day After; Dem's Just Made Massive Mistake As Corporate America Passes On Huge Bonuses To Staff

 Nancy Pelosi, bless her heart, tried her best at a rant worthy of Pravda circa 1957:

"Nancy Pelosi: GOP Tax Plan Is "Simply Theft," Unrepentant Greed Of "Permanent Plutocracy" Is A Moral Obscenity"

Rep; Steve Israel "The GOP Just Bet Their Majority on a Tax Bill No One Likes"  

What no MSM/Dem's foresaw; Corporate America passing on their Trump tax cuts to employees. This on top of their direct tax cuts to come early next year.

Here is the immediate result of the "plutocrats" in action;



AT&T; Following tax reform passage AT&T said that it would give more than 200,000 U.S. union members a special bonus of $1,000

Wells Fargo & Company  said it would raise the minimum wage for its team members to $15 per hour and earmark $400 million for philanthropic initiatives in 2018. Some $100 million of that total will be committed to boosting small businesses, while $75 million will support neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Comcast The Philadelphia-based telecom corporation said it would award $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 non-executive employees. In addition, Comcast NBC Universal Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said the company plans to spend more than $50 billion in the next five years on infrastructure investments that are expected to create "thousands of new direct and indirect jobs."
In a press release, Comcast said the initiatives were "based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC's action on broadband."

 
Thus, in the immediate reaction, 313,000 employees, "union employees" being given a $1000 bonus each and at least 13,500 having their minimum wage raise to $15 per hour. And there's more;


Boeing;The aerospace and defense company immediately announced $300 million in investments after the bill passed, with $100 million toward corporate giving including employee gift-match programs, $100 million toward workforce development, training and education and $100 million toward enhancing Boeing’s workplaces.


Every single Democratic Congressman, in the House and Senate voted against this happening.All the Democratic Party leadership's anti-Trump/tax cuts was destroyed within hours of the bill passing.
All the pundit's messaging that the 2018 mid-terms "will be a disaster for the GOP" is out the window.





 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Top Ten Takeaways From the Alabama Election




1.President Trump's instincts, in supporting Luther Strange, were absolutely right. He had no choice, to defend his senate majority, but to endorse Moore. President Obama suffered massive Congressional defeats but still enacted his progressive agenda via his “pen and phone.” He was of course re-elected so 2020 is not a given for the Dem’s either.

2. The Dem's won with filthiest election tactics and masses of out of state money. The seat is of course on loan but the GOP’s senate majority is now infinitesimal with Collins/Flake/McCain etc.  holding the party hostage.

3. Well the MSM "If Dem's lose they will win, if Moore wins GOP will lose" now has to be rewritten “Dem's win and lose GOP loses and wins."

4. All those "progressives'” @wonkette @dailykos etc who call Alabamans "buck toothed inbred morons" now find they deeply love their fellow Americans from wonderful Alabama

5. The political atmosphere can't change because the entire MSM is dedicated to bringing down Trump. This is a war to the finish with no holds barred. The base must Fight fight and fight again

6. Hopefully Jones win will encourage Hillary to revenge herself for the 2016 stolen election and run again in 2020

7. @foxnewspoll "Jones +10" must be the stupidest last minute poll ever run, Fox Polling Zero credibility from now on. The entire polling industry failed yet again. Not a single poll had Jones winning except Fox which spoiled their prediction by making Jones potential win a ludicrous figure.

 8. Steve Bannon is done. Out of the administration and will never be sought for advice, and his endorsements will not be sought either. Sarah Palin lives to fight another day. Although she endorsed Moore early she did not campaign for him once the mass of harassment attacks commenced.
 
9. Black women Dem's having a field day "We are the heart of the base we have the power etc. This is most certainly true and may affect 2020 in Florida/North Carolina but Black vote which was  at its height in Pennsylvania can still see the GOP win the state and the Electoral College with massive Republican turnout in rural areas.

10. The GOP Establishment from McConnell to, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, who refused to support Moore and put the GOP’s agenda in great peril, were instrumental in Moore’s loss. The day of reckoning is coming either for the Establishment or the base.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Under The Radar A Disastrous Poll for Dem's (A Wave Is Not a'Comin')


The Cook Report's Amy Walter produced a breathless article "A Wave Is a Comin' setting out how current polling shows the strong possibility of the Dem's retaking the House in the 2018 mid-terms

"This week, we’ve seen two polls — one by Quinnipiac and one by Marist — that show Democrats with a congressional ballot advantage of +13 to +15 is that kind of margin even big enough to net 24 seats to surf into the majority? The short answer: they need to see a generic ballot advantage of +8 or more, which roughly translates to getting at least 54 percent or more of the national House vote in 2018."
 
Walters then advises that on top of the Dem's polling advantage;

 "Getting a tax bill across the finish line isn’t going to be enough to change the mood of the country. A good economy is helpful to the GOP as it can cut down on some of the headwinds coming at them right now. But, it’s not clear to me that it’s enough to fundamentally alter the way voters see Congress, the GOP and the President.  But, there is precedent for Democrats winning the House vote by double digits in mid-term years."
 
The precedent is of course the fact that in the absolute majority of cases the mid-terms go against the party that has won the presidency prior to the mid-terms.

"Opposition parties, by contrast, find the odds forever in their favor. In the last 20 midterm elections, the president’s party has picked up seats only twice: in 2002, when Republicans gained eight right after 9/11, and in 1998, when Democrats gained five thanks to House Republicans’ obsession with impeachment."
 
All that being said however gaining seats and winning a majority are two different things altogether;

"In the last 60 years, control of the U.S. House of Representatives has changed hands just three times, always in midterm elections"
 
Another rule of punditry, perhaps one of the few to survive the disastrous prediction of 2015/6 is "a week in politics is a long time." 
 
Walters herself was not immune to this history of punditry failure by her own admission that she got the 2006 mid-terms and Trump wrong (she was not alone, her boss Charlie Cook consistently underestimated Trump "his ceiling is 19%)
Just after her Cook Report analysis this poll (page 8) appeared

2018 Generic Congressional Vote   NPR/PBS/Marist     Democrats 43, Republicans 40     Democrats +3

How does that relate to the possibility of Nancy Pelosi receiving the Speakers gavel from Paul Ryan? Not very well according to Nate Silver's view, written when the Democrat's had a 7 point Congressional vote lead  in June, of what is required for the handover.

"
The true margin of error for generic ballot polls is about +/- 5 percentage points, even for those done at the end of the campaign. So that 7-point advantage we see for the Democrats could indicate a national House win of only 2 points, which would fall far short of what the Democrats need to regain control of the chamber. (Or Democrats could win by as many as 12 points.)
 
 In the end, a final generic-ballot average showing the Democrats up 7 points would suggest that they’d be about a 50-50 proposition to take back the House."
 
Both Walter and Silver equivocate, as would be expected after the disastrous punditry before Trump's election, advising, rightly, that events can markedly change the picture as we get closer to the elections.

However, taking Silver's advice of a +/- 5 percentage point margin of error, the NPR/PBSMarist poll shows the GOP could actually increase their control of the House. 
 
But the historical reality leans to a swing against the Republicans. Even so it would have to be at the absolute top of the polls margin in favor of the Dem's  (+8) and even then the chances of a turnover are 50/50.
Walters concluded; "But, do not ignore what’s right in front of us. A wave is building."

Perhaps so, but the wave may be in the opposite direction to what Walters/Cook perceive. So many have made the mistake of underestimating Trump and the tsunami of 2016 may yet have some further surge power.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hillary; The Sorrow And The Pity; "Depart In The Name of God Go"


It's like watching the end career Whitney Houston stumbling through 'I will always love you' or tragic Muhammad Ali in the early stages of Parkinson's versus Larry Holmes when Larry backed off in pity and Ali sat, head bowed, on his stool unable to continue.

It's sad to watch the descent of a fellow human being no matter how hideous they were in their prime. But now it's time to turn eyes away. I've reached a point where anger has now turned to a genuine sadness for, yes I'll say, it Hillary Clinton (and similarly the tragic stick figure of Kathy Griffin).
 
Watching Hillary hobble in a moon boot, flogging books in Walmart, railing endlessly about a stolen election "a dictatorship" if there is a hint of legal action against her, while her erstwhile defenders in the liberal media turn on her and Bill, would have previously brought emotions of glee, exhilaration and notions of "karma" but, frankly, all that arises are feelings of not caring at all.
 
Colleagues round on me with exhortations about her long career of various degrees of purported malfeasance, lying, enabling, rages, money grubbing and worse in fact the endless gamut of charges conservatives have railed about  for decades and of course they have a point. It is perfectly natural to seek political revenge against a hated figure who has stood in the way of ones partisan beliefs and electoral wins but I just don't have it in me anymore.
 
It may eventuate that Hillary has just commenced her decline and if what is being described as "The crime of the century" the uranium to Russia scandal with its purported pay to play Clinton involvement, actually entails malfeasance then even the most revengeful will at some point remove themselves from the ensuing denouement.
 
American political history has shown that the voters nearly always make the right presidential choice no matter how puzzling such choices are to the pundit class.

 
As each month passes from President Trump's election and unemployment reaches lows never seen in state after state, consumer confidence rebounds, blue collar wages show a sharp increase and the share market booms.
 
 
Hillary thus becomes more and more an afterthought as Trump voters are justified in their choice-most especially in the "rust belt' states where Trump overcame massive Democratic majorities and whose voters are being repaid for their faith in his MAGA promises.


Hillary's seeming pathetic end game role is to be thrown under the bus by erstwhile colleagues Like Donna Brazile, the 'Morning Joe team who, after decades now have seen the light that Bill (and by implication Hillary) where not the shining lights the left held them up to be and a whipping girl for radical feminist frustration;
 

"Hollywood celebrities, liberal journalists and Democrat politicians are being destroyed by this feminist war of vengeance, and why? Because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, that’s why." 
   
Oliver Cromwell's exhortation to the similarly sad, well past its use by date and functionless Rump Parliament
"
You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"
 

Might, with unexpected but needed introspection (and perhaps intervention by well meaning friends) commend itself to Hillary, in the end if not for her possibly incorrigible sake, then for ours.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Redux; "The Kids Are Not Alright"

From 2013. the more things change the more they stay the same (or get worse)
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Once again the denizens of Hollywood are using their unique propaganda tool, the Academy Awards, in the aid of their warped social philosophy.

It is a fair assumption, one only has to peruse the cover of  a gossip magazine, that a higher proportion of neurotics, drug users, out and out societal misfits, and the just plain mad who compose a proportion of the entertainment industry in numbers well  above the national average will be gathered together on awards night.

On top of their collective neuroses, and surely actors by their very profession are subject to various manifestations of eccentricity, they have, through the massive reach of their medium, enormous power, wealth and great influence on the average person.

Thus what just a few years ago would have been considered a gross perversion, if not illegal and generally not even possible, same sex couples adopting, or creating via the loving mechanics of a turkey baster, babies.

High profile entertainment industry types, can, through their wealth and media power, undertake actions which if a normal person attempted it they would be castigated or even arrested for breaking societies taboos. Over the years we have seen these structures of society attacked and then broken and then made commonplace by actors.

"Shock horror" newspaper headlines follow, then the glossies started to make it "interesting' and shortly after it became "normal" irrespective of what example it set for society and the effect it would have on children of such relationships. Of course such unstable relationships composed of unstable people break up one after another with untold harm on the innocents who are caught up in such horrors.

That aspect of normal society undermined, the next attack, Gay and lesbian same sex relationships adopting children hove into view. Again, the unthinkable becomes, via the wealth,"prestige", and power of entertainment types, perfectly acceptable to society. Elton John and partner adopts, how is it possible for men of their age in the first place to adopt an infant? Cynthia Nixon's "fiancee' gives birth amongst recent examples.

There are no long term studies on how children who grow up in these unnatural parenting relationships adjust in society.What sort of difficulties to they encounter at school amongst their peers? Do the have trouble establishing an heterosexual relationship? 

What effect will this have on population trends amongst Western nations and if they decline what will be the economic effects and the social effects as more third world labor is needed to take up the slack?

Hollywood doesn't care-all the denizens care about is satisfying their ego's, carnal nature and their hedonism "Cocaine is God's way of telling you you have too much money" Robin Williams is quoted as saying, Lohan, Sheen-well the list of examples is endless. Now having children has become their latest status symbol. It started with the adopting out of Africa craze and now has spread to same sex couples.

There are no barriers to satisfying their needs for those in the entertainment industry. Same sex parenting a no no? The propaganda machine starts. The first foray was The Birdcage with lovable characters, then "The kids are all right" whose premise is " look we lesbian parent couples are not weird, we have all the "normal" family problems and squabbles just like everyone else so our parenting is "normal"-just like everyone else

PC History Revision; Not 45 Presidents But 25 (Perhaps Only 1)



It was of course inevitable that the progression would go from removing Confederate statues to red painting or torching Christopher Columbus, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln's ! Thus nothing was more certain, given this sometimes odd trajectory, that the "Father of The Nation" George Washington would be sent to the outer darkness.

That our first president has had his memorial plaque removed (as was Robert E.Lee's) from the church he bought pew number 5 in and attended for over twenty  years "because some people are offended" is hardly to be wondered at, but viewed with a terrible sadness as something inevitable but tragic.

"While acknowledging “friction” over the decision, the church’s leadership said the twin memorials, which are attached to the wall on either side of the altar, are relics of another era and have no business in a church that proclaims its motto as “All are welcome — no exceptions.”

“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques,” the church leaders said."

 This is of course the worst of sophistry, a whitewashed wall of political correctness and 'white guilt" gone mad.

However we must bow to the inevitable, in at least the East and West Coast liberal redoubts diktats and take the next step and renumber the list of American presidents to reflect the new values and history.

There are, or rather were 45 presidents of the United States, but to prevent further white guilt, citizens being so offended that they leave the country and civil dislocation, this list must  and should be purged forthwith along these lines.

Firstly and obviously the 12 presidents who were slaveholders have to be removed from the lists and all statues, postage stamps, school/bridges named after or picturing them have to be similarly expunged.

Farewell to Washington/Jefferson/Madison/Monroe/Jackson/Van Buren/W.H. Harrison/Tyler/Taylor/A. Johnson/Grant. This takes us to 33. But we are hardly done yet as there are many more persons who will be offended by the majority of the remaining so on we push.

James Buchanan "a reluctant slaveholder" might be given a pass but his  "if you emancipate your slaves, they will become masters "Is there any man in this Union who could, for a  moment, indulge in the horrible idea of abolishing slavery by the massacre of the high-minded, and the chivalrous race  of men in the South?" puts him well beyond the pale
Down to 32 with work to do still.

Rutherford B. Hayes was elected via the 'stolen election' on the promise of removing federal troops from the former Confederate states which made for the introduction of segregation and Black voter suppression. 31

Democrat Grover Cleveland was twice elected non-consecutively, as the 22nd and 24th president with the support of the entire segregationist South-down to 29.

Democratic president Woodrow Wilson was a notorious racist and Princeton's 2016 decision to keep his name on one of  their schools will surely be rescinded shortly. 28

Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times with the support of the segregated south, a vital part of the Democratic party's coalition. His successor, Harry S. Truman was alleged to have been a KKK member as was Lyndon Johnson in the just released JFK assassination files. But doubt is enough in these querulous times to expunge. Down to 26.

Whatever can be said about Warren Harding, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton we know they either fathered children out of wedlock or had affairs in the White House itself so in today's moral climate they are solidly entrenched in the up to date list of suitable presidents.

The current occupant President Trump, regardless of the fact that his own Daughter and Grandchildren are Jewish has come under attack for supposed "racism" so to be safe even though he is in office he shouldn't be counted as one of the presidents. 

Thus we arrive at 25 presidents who, on current sensibilities, can be allowed to be considered as presidents of the United States including especially the East and West Coast states.

However it may be considered best to have completely new start, after all, up until the Civil Rights Act every president presided over either slavery or segregation, and make what was president number 44, Barack Obama, the actually first president displacing most certainly the unlamented George Washington.