Only Liberals Are Allowed To Refer To Slaves As Immigrants

Some liberals have lost their minds over Ben Carson’s poorly-considered words as he addressed HUD employees.

The newly-sworn-in HUD secretary thought he was being clever and inspirational. He only missed the mark by a few astronomical units, but who’s keeping score?

“That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”

He added: “But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

It was a really bad juxtaposition, placing slaves alongside free people who came here voluntarily. But Carson wasn’t the first to make the comparison. Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering (formerly of the Washington Examiner), dug up this quite recent remark from former President Barack Obama.

White-African-American race troll Shaun King slammed Carson (who is a Black-African-American).

 

King’s got a short memory. On Christmas Day, 2015, he published this in the NYDN:

Maybe it’s because we have a Statue of Liberty, or possibly it’s because over 98% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants (forced or otherwise), but whatever the case is, the United States has a sterling reputation for being an immigrant-friendly country that far outpaces both our history and our present reality.

Blinded by success stories, and the cold hard truth that being a white immigrant in America is, and always has been, an altogether different experience than being an immigrant of color, any color, myth ultimately dominates the popular American immigration narrative.

If Obama and King can refer to slaves as immigrants, then why is Ben Carson an “Uncle Tom” for saying the same thing?

We know why, of course. It’s because only liberals can make the claim that blacks who entered the country as slaves were a kind of immigrant. Conservatives like Carson making that claim are presumed to be out of touch with the claims and hardships and victimization of the progeny of slaves.

The prejudice against conservatives has nothing to do with history or facts. It has to do with ends and outcomes. Race baiters and victim hucksters want there to be a permanent underclass, deserving of government protection and special privileges. Carson and conservatives simply want there to be no discrimination and equal opportunity.

Carson should not have made the “immigrant” remark. Not because it was so offensive, but because he should have known that only liberals are permitted to say these things and get away with it. If Ben Carson is an insensitive “Uncle Tom” for calling slaves immigrants, then so is Barack Obama. As for Shaun King, I don’t really know what he is (other than a jackass).

 

Elizabeth Warren Can’t Win for Losing When It Comes to Her Vote for Ben Carson

I can’t help but imagine that it’s tough to be the darling of the Left. I mean, no other political faction in the world demands complete ideological purity with no deviation whatsoever like the American Left. Today’s case in point: Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, who became the target of ire when she voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The senator took to Facebook to give a detailed explanation on her decision, which boiled down to “I had to vote for him because the second choice could’ve been worse”:

During the nomination process, I sent Dr. Carson a nine-page letter with detailed questions on a whole range of issues: Section 8 housing assistance; lead exposure in public housing; programs to prevent and end homelessness; programs to help victims of domestic violence; fighting housing discrimination; HUD’s role in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters; and, more broadly, the standards he will use for managing the department, including the steps he will take to protect the rights of LGBT Americans.

Dr. Carson’s answers weren’t perfect. But at his hearing, he committed to track and report on conflicts of interest at the agency. In his written responses to me, he made good, detailed promises, on everything from protecting anti-homelessness programs to enforcing fair housing laws. Promises that – if they’re honored – would help a lot of working families.

Can we count on Dr. Carson to keep those promises? I don’t know. People are right to be skeptical; I am. But a man who makes written promises gives us a toehold on accountability. If President Trump goes to his second choice, I don’t think we will get another HUD nominee who will even make these promises – much less follow through on them.

If Dr. Carson doesn’t follow through on his commitments, I will be the very first person he hears from – loudly and clearly and frequently. I didn’t hesitate to criticize past HUD Secretaries when they fell short, and I won’t hesitate with Dr. Carson – not for one minute.

I understand that some people might have made the call differently. I appreciate your making your thoughts heard. Unlike the new Administration, I don’t believe in ignoring or silencing people who disagree with the choices I make or the votes I take.

But (surprise, surprise) the give and take of politics is not enough for the Left. It’s all or nothing, so the Left excoriated Warren on Twitter after her explanation:

 

https://twitter.com/DeannaRilling/status/824387654309421057

Has the Left’s great hope for 2020 shot herself in the foot with her decision? Has she ruined her chances at a presidential run? It sure looks like it.

Comedian Steve Harvey Lambasted for Trump Meeting

Comedian Steve Harvey has been a fixture in the black entertainment scene for years. His popular daytime show The Steve Harvey Show has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and Harvey has been seen as the host of  Family Feud for several years now. No fan of Donald Trump, Harvey made the unusual gesture of meeting with the President-elect and he found the encounter quite surprising.

Harvey wouldn’t be the first celebrity or politician who was won over by a personal meeting with Trump. Despite his bombastic media personality, Trump has been reported to be extremely charismatic and engaging in person. Not surprising, really. A man like that can’t build both a real estate and tv empire without having above-average interpersonal skills. Regardless of whether he is sincere or not, he seems to have made an impact on Harvey.

To no one’s shock, Harvey’s fans weren’t all that enthused about the comedian’s change of heart.

https://twitter.com/JulianDonBishop/status/820007510102917121

Others seem willing to give him a chance.

https://twitter.com/L_dot_Duff/status/820009402967146498

https://twitter.com/NikkiProverbs31/status/820010459654930432

 

As a black voter myself I realize it does the black community no good to have all of our political capital in one party. It certainly hasn’t been much a boon for the last 50 years. If you want a voice, you have to be willing to speak with everyone. We can’t constantly be criticizing Republicans and conservatives as racists and evil bigots and then expect to have our concerns acted upon.

Here’s hoping Harvey has a positive impact on the new administration.

Trump Cabinet: Haley, Carson, Romney, Oh My!

In a slew of unexpected cabinet appointments and hopefuls that even upend some previous reports, President-elect Donald Trump nominated South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.; is considering Mitt Romney for secretary of state, and Ben Carson for secretary of HUD.

The story here isn’t that Trump is using his supporters, those on the fence, and his sworn enemies in the campaign to their best abilities. Yes, that’s a great sign of what we might expect from Trump as a hands-off, forgive-and-forget leader (not counting the media, which he never forgives or forgets).

But the biggest story is that the media has no clue what Trump is going to do. He floats names, arranges leaks, trial balloons, and spins through various surrogates. The media reports things. Then Trump does what he wants, and many times the media is blindsided.

Haley’s name has floated around since the election, but Carson reportedly declined any post. Romney met with Trump last weekend at Trump’s Bedminster, N.J. golf resort. Only one of the names under consideration has been formally announced. The rest could be more media play, Trump spin, or simply a trial balloon to gauge reaction.

Haley is a lock for the U.N. post:

“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a statement. “She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”

Haley, who has accepted the offer, said she is “honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love.’’

Mitt Romney seems to be tailor-made for the job at State (“straight out of central casting).

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported the president-elect is leaning toward nominating Romney to serve as secretary of State, with Rudy Giuliani another top contender.

Trump considers Romney to be the prototypical choice for the job, according to the report.

Trump tweeted that he’s looking at Ben Carson for HUD.

Carson told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that the offer was on the table. He had previously indicated he didn’t think he was qualified for a senior government position. Trump’s tweet may mean the president-elect doesn’t easily take “no” for an answer.

“I know that I grew up in the inner city,” Carson said. “And have spent a lot of time there. And have dealt with a lot of patients from that area. And recognize that we cannot have a strong nation if we have weak inner cities. And we have to get beyond the promises and start really doing something.”

Personally, I’d love to see Romney as secretary of state. He’s the anti-Clinton and would fix many of the institutional issues she created and current Secretary of State John Kerry failed to correct. He would also be a needed counterweight to Stephen Bannon in Trump’s closest political circle. Romney is every bit Bannon’s match in intellect and experience, but his polar opposite in ethics and moral worldview.

Having Carson in the mix would also add some “love” to the administration. Maybe Trump could simply call the position “Secretary of Love” and give it to Carson. Haley is just solid.

Now we need to see who Trump will go to for Defense and Treasury, rounding out his cabinet. And since he has indicated that Hillary Clinton will get off the hook for her decades of corruption, maybe there’s even a place for her in the incoming administration.

https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/800865465446920192

WATCH: Ben Carson: ‘Let’s Put Second Amendment On The Table’

Dr. Ben Carson just disqualified himself from taking any federal government position, or being on a Republican ticket. Ever. He said this on MSNBC.

Let’s put on the table, what is the reason for the Second Amendment. And is there a reason that we need to change those things right now.

If, by now Carson doesn’t know the reason, or the terms of the debate, I am not sure who should tell him. This is the man Donald Trump may choose to be his Vice President.

Carson: Trump Knows He Made a Mistake

Dr. Ben Carson, the only GOP candidate who briefly topped Donald Trump in the polls this primary season, continued his now-expected tradition of backhanded defenses which read like smears of the man he endorsed. Were I Trump, I’d be thinking “nobody is a better friend than Ben.”

Carson leaked Trump’s acknowledgement that his “Mexican” remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel were a mistake. From Politico:

“He fully recognizes that that was not the right thing to say,” Carson said in an interview, noting he’s heard Trump say so himself during a private meeting this week at Trump Tower.

Carson went on to suggest that Trump might simply have a problem with blurting things.

“He was probably talking out loud rather than thinking,” Carson said. “That’s not a good thing to do when everything you say is going to be analyzed.”

Ya think?

Carson isn’t the only one who believes this. Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has previously been sharply critical of Trump, told CNN that Trump isn’t racist (although he does lie), he’s just short on self-awareness.

To quote everyone who’s ever heard from Captain Obvious: “duh.” But lacking self-awareness doesn’t mean that Trump doesn’t intentionally say shocking and racist things to direct media attention from his less-compelling arguments.

It also doesn’t mean that Trump isn’t aware of the cadre of actual racists who salivate when they hear his dog whistles. It also doesn’t erase Trump’s history of defending his father’s overtly racist policies and history. Trump may not, personally, be a racist, but he is way, way too comfortable being around them and has no problem welcoming their support.

For several reasons, this latest round of shock-jock talk from Trump may be a bridge too far for him. First, the media is no longer on his side. Second, the GOP is growing weary of his tone. Third, and most important, those who control the organization and funds critical to Trump having a snowball’s chance of winning have put him on notice.

Starting with the leaked conference call, and continuing with Carson’s statement, these kinds of cracks in Trump’s foundation bode ill for him. It might be best if Trump started listening to Carson, Christie, and every single GOP leader who has supported him, along with his own daughter, and control his mouth.

I really don’t think, 4 days shy of 70 years old, that Trump is capable of change after all these years. That corner is just too sharp for him to make the turn without crashing.

Sleep Walking to Ford’s Theatre

The American journalist, William Shirer, who penned one of the greatest books of the 20th century, The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich, observed that no other political party “came close to attracting so many shady characters,” as Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists as they accrued power in Germany.

While the Nazis battled for power, some senior leaders such as Joseph Geobbels and Gregor Strasser, advocated allying with the Communists and Socialists. Both factions believed more government control would solve Germany’s problems. But for Hitler this was heresy. He had won the support of prominent industrialists who opposed the unions, socialists and communists. His financial support would collapse if he embraced his political adversaries. The die was cast. The National Socialists and the Communists clashed until Hitler’s Nazi’s finally gained more power and political influence.

Hitler promised a reinvigorated Germany, and he consistently blamed Germany’s leaders for stabbing the country in the back at Versaille. As the Weimar Republic began its gradual collapse, Hitler’s shadow government was waiting in the wings, ready to seize power. Astonishingly, the Nazi’s never earned a majority of the German vote. Hitler took advantage of Germany’s multiparty system and through assassinations, intimidation and effective propaganda coerced Hindenburg and others to cede political power to him.

America shares some unnerving similarities with 1930s Germany with the existing political environment.

A weak and feckless President has depleted our military, abandoned our allies and appeased our enemies. ISIS exploits our weak national security and immigration system by ruthlessly attacking our citizens in California, Tennessee, Texas and elsewhere. Americans feel unsafe and uncertain about the future. Our economy is anemic, and millions of Americans are out of work. Obama has aggressively destroyed jobs in coal country and refuses to unleash American job growth. Instead, he bows to environmental extremists in rejecting the Keystone Pipeline.

Our countrymen (rightfully) feel betrayed by an out of touch ruling class that has engaged in profligate spending and burdened Americans with a 19 trillion dollar debt. Our politicians routinely lie, abandon promises to constituents and commit political adultery with K street lobbyists. America’s immigration process is ridiculously complicated and in need of major reform. We were promised a wall that was never built. The rule of law is ignored by President Obama, and he habitually ignores and disrespects the Constitution. The major parties have frontrunners campaigning on nationalist and Marxist propaganda. The truth is being ignored by the main stream media, but Americans still have time to rally. Many Christians recognize the division, disorder, deception and hatred from both the Trump and Sanders political factions as the spirit of antichrist. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Instead of building a shadow government as Hitler did in Germany, Donald Trump has constructed a shadow party within the GOP. He’s essentially mounting a hostile takeover, much to the alarm of principled conservatives and the GOP establishment.

The arrogant and out of touch GOPe continually anger the Republican base. Just this week, Mitch McConnell and his minions demanded Ted Cruz kiss the ring and apologize to them for calling them exactly what they are–a cartel controlled by special interests. No wonder Americans are so disgusted with Washington. They understand so many Washington work for K Street instead of Main Street. They’re quite ready to beat the daylights out of these political sell outs at the ballot box.

So the party of Lincoln and Reagan finds itself in a deep trance, sleep walking to Ford’s Theater. Meanwhile, Donald Trump and his sycophants, populists, low information voters and useful idiots eagerly await to do the deed. Many Republicans see the imminent demise of the party of Lincoln but nobody can seem to stop it. The spirit of Lincoln–of freedom–is dying before our eyes. Ted Cruz and principled conservatives are waging an intense battle to disrupt the rendezvous and wrestle control away from a propagandist nationalist. It is a battle worth fighting but the odds of victory grow dimmer by the hour.

It’s midnight in America. Will America wake up before its too late?

Worst Compliment Ever: Carson’s Bromance Goes Cold

Dr. Ben Carson, after selling out the conservative movement, betraying all his followers, and flushing his ideals down the medical waste chute, decided to pull back a little on his full-throated endorsement of Trump.

Just in case Trump actually loses the nomination, or burns down the entire political house, the GOP, and half the cities in America when he loses in a crushing landslide to Hillary, Carson thought it wise to resort to half-baked, left-handed compliments.

You know the kind of compliments you read in a luke-warm job reference: “nobody could do a better job,” or “we couldn’t find a better employee.” Or this:

“The way I look at it, even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president — which I don’t think is the case, I think he’s going to surround himself with really good people — but even if he didn’t, we’re only looking at four years,” the former GOP presidential candidate said on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.” “Opposed to multiple generations and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever.”

Oh, now that you put it that way, perhaps in lieu of suicide or burning down my own house and living under a bridge, maybe four years of Trump wouldn’t be a bad alternative. Even if pouring gasoline all over my living room rug resulted in my house burning down–which I don’t think it will–even if I lit this match, at least I will be able to run from the kitchen.

I don’t think we’ll see Dr. Carson on the stage with Donald Trump anytime soon, but then again, there’s no limit to Trump’s galactic ego, so maybe we will, but only with a muzzle and a leash applied.