‘Conservative’ Media Sisters Play the Female Victim Card to Derail Trump

 

Heathers16  “conservative” females have penned an open letter demanding Donald Trump fire his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, for the alleged battery of reporter Michelle Fields. A quick glance at the names on the list and their colluding employers leaves little doubt about the real target of the women’s collective outrage.

The Letter:

The press is to have an adversarial, yet civil approach to those in, or running, for elected office. Never in this line of work is it acceptable to respond to reasonable and legitimate questioning with use of physical force. The photographs, audio, videos, and witness accounts documenting the treatment of Michelle Fields by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, are inexcusable and unprofessional. Donald Trump should immediately remove Lewandowski from his campaign. However unlike the Trump campaign, we believe in making a statement on the record to clearly highlight the difference between right and wrong.

Signed.

Dana Loesch (Radio America, Blaze TV)
Katie Pavlich, (Townhall, Fox News)
Meghan McCain, (America Now Radio, Cosmopolitan, Fox News)
S.E. Cupp, ( New York Daily News, Glamour, CNN)
Mary Katharine Ham, (CNN, The Federalist)
Christine Rosen, (New Atlantis, Commentary)
Christina Hoff Sommers, (American Enterprise Institute)
Bethany Mandel, (The Federalist, Acculturated)
Emily Zanotti, (American Spectator)
Elisha Krauss, (Ben Shapiro’s radio co-host)
Karol Markowicz, (New York Post)
Kristen Soltis Anderson, (Washington Examiner)
Mona Charen, (Ethics and Public Policy Center, Creators Syndicate)
Sarah Rumpf, (freelance)
Brooke Rogers, (National Review)
Mary Chastain, (Breitbart)

That these female media personalities have written such an embarrassing letter to Trump is astonishing.   If the signatories feel this minor incident with Fields is offensive, the ones who claim to be journalists should leave the profession, while academic stalwarts like Christina Hoff Sommers should pronounce feminism dead, once and for all. Adding her name to this politically inspired ploy to take down a Presidential candidate undermines Sommers’ decades-long career as a fighter against “gender-based feminism.”

This sisterhood of delicate flowers has not only suggested female reporters are inferior to their male counterparts, as men get roughed up in the field more than women, (see video), they have used the gender card to put themselves in a protected class. How leftist of them.

Fields crossed the line. She didn’t follow protocol and came dangerously close to a Secret Service protected presidential candidate, but she has a vagina so she’s the victim?

Fields and her feminist posse, led by Meghan McCain, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich, and S E Cupp have now made it so other female reporters may not be allowed within earshot of a candidate. Why should any public person or their security detail take a chance with a female reporter if it becomes ‘either you give me an interview or I’ll ruin your career?’

Moreover, the woman the media members are defending, Michelle Fields,  is an “actress” according to an IMDB  bio, and has a history of claiming she was assaulted by individuals ranging from former Congressman Allen West to NYPD police officers to Robert Kennedy, Jr. Fields once complained Kennedy got “handsy with her.”

Besides shooting themselves and their sister reporters in the foot, the letter reads as if it was written during happy hour. How are “photographs, audio, videos, and witness accounts” of the interaction between Fields and Lewandowski “inexcusable and unprofessional?”

I can only hope the trend continues. The most satisfying part of this election cycle is that the mask has finally been ripped off a  number of high-profile female pundits on the right; showing them to be little more than a clique of shrill, attention-seeking, groupthink Heathers.

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Best Comment of the Week: Trump Phenomenon Unpacked

The People Speak

From American Thinker, January 27, 2016 commenter Coombes Larry writes:

I’ve been trying to pin down the feelings of both sides and trying to work out the appeal of Trump. I am not a US-Citizen and have fled the coming crash already so I am not qualified to weigh on who would really be the better Republican candidate.

But I get the issues and my head is divided, I grant. However, my heart – from a long distance – is with Trump and I have been trying to work out why.

I think I may have it – or I am in Typhoid ridden state.

It’s simple – so simple I missed it before.

Cruz may be more conservative than Trump. He may be the *better* Republican.

But the American Republic are starting to wake up to the fact that America HAS been transformed by Obama and they do not like it. The pain is starting to be felt.

Right now, I sense that Americans within and with the conservative base want someone who will DO SOMETHING and ‘make it work again.’

For that they look to someone who may not be ideolog[ically] ‘pure’ but who is breaking down the PC intimidation by which one could lose their job for not pro-gay enough, say.

Trump has smashed down the Democrat imposed rules of engagement, he has put National security back on the agenda and given the voice to those who lost theirs. In a way, that is the SINGLE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR AMERICA. The fact is that the ‘silent majority’ have been silent because they have been silenced! And with PC totalitariasm dictating policy across all levels turning the US into a Marxist banana republic, nothing can be changed until the rules dictating thought are wiped out. (emphasis mine)  Continue reading

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Trump’s Christian Supporters Going to Hell?

 

Screen capture Trump at Liberty U.

In a piece on The Blaze entitled “Dear Christians, If You Vote for a Godless Man, You Are Asking for Tyranny,” a 29 year-old blogger warns conservative Christians that the wages of voting for Donald Trump is eternal damnation.

From The Blaze:

…if you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the tyranny that happens next.

You deserve it because you chose it, just as the souls in Hell deserve Hell because they chose it.

The Blaze writer, Matt Walsh, has religious cred.  He is a self-appointed “professional truth sayer” with a Christ symbol tattooed on his arm.

For Matt,  any Christian entertaining the idea of voting for  a  “godless,” “ethically bankrupt,” “cruel,” “bitter,” “vulgar,” “phony,” “petty,” and “morally weak,”  “pagan” like Donald Trump is doomed.

No admirer of Trump is safe around Glenn Beck’s newest protege. After describing Trump as “vulgar,” Walsh depicted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.  as an “unrepentant butt kissing “sycophant.

It’s okay, folks. He has that tattoo.  Over at The Blaze, sporting Jesus ink entitles wearers to call respected people “crap bags” and other cool names.

So who is Matt Walsh to condemn Trump voters to hell?

A Google search shows he used to contribute to the far left Huffington Post. Then in 2014 Beck’s chief content officer recruited the blogger to come join their “young and growing company.”

In his own words, the writing gig has kept Walsh from “becoming a trash collector, a janitor at the school down the street,” getting a ” job moving boxes,  clearing brush, mowing lawns, or cleaning dishes.”

If his readership and revenues dry up, he says, he’ll forge a new path. But for the time being Walsh claims, “There aren’t very many one-person opinion blogs that get more traffic than mine. I earned that.”

All self-congratulatory hubris aside, Walsh has unknowingly performed a worthwhile service with his epistolary plea.

We should rejoice Walsh felt inspired to pen this criticism of Christians who “have fallen for The Donald.” Walsh’s commentary gives us a clearer view into the faux Christian mindset.

In his zealotry to try and “talk sense into Trump’s fans,” before they vote for the “godless” Trump, Walsh’s Scripture-laden message achieves the opposite. With his judgmental, apocalyptic rhetoric, he’ll have Christians on the fence toppling over on the Trump side for sure.

In listing Trump’s sins and prophesying the destruction of America should the real estate mogul becomes our next President, Walsh has inadvertently aligned himself with an anti-Semitic Muslim hate-monger.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said this last month about the rise of Trump:

Be careful America. You’re headed into the abyss of hell, and if you make a mistake in choosing your leaders, maybe you’ll go there faster.

Throughout his own piece, Walsh laments his failure to get through to Christians caught up in “Trump-mania.” The whole phenomenon has caused him an “immense amount of spiritual and emotional pain.”

In order to alleviate his suffering Walsh gets down, dirty and deceptive. Walsh suggests Trump “abandoned his family twice,” he’s connected to the mob, his “miraculous conversion” from pro-choice to pro-life isn’t real, he’s slept around, “bribes” politicians, uses foul language, threatens to throw protesters out in the cold,  disparages women and has multiple bankruptcies.

This is the same blogger who defended Josh Duggar after it was revealed he had sexually abused his sisters. Later, when Josh showed up on the Ashley Madison website, Walsh retracted his defense, saying he had been wrong about the Duggars and the cover-up of their son’s crime.

Apparently, the Duggar situation really rattled Walsh.  According to a follow-up Facebook post, the writer discovered many squeaky-clean Christians aren’t that squeaky-clean. Some even make millions before the mask slips.

But at least the Duggars started out as good Christians, unlike Donald Trump.

More from “Dear Christians” at The Blaze:

If you go to the ballot box and say, “I am going to do my part to put this self-absorbed pagan in charge of my nation” you are directly consenting to the inevitable result…Indeed, any Christians have fallen for the Donald; there’s no way he could be doing well in Iowa without them.

The melding of Trumpianity with Christianity has been among the more awkward and grotesque phenomenons I’ve ever witnessed in my life… Is he running as a Christian today? We know he can’t speak semi-coherently about the Bible, he has no understanding of basic Christian teaching, he thinks Christianity does not require us to ask for forgiveness, and our relationship with Christ can be measured using polling data, but does he otherwise carry himself as anything resembling a Christian?

That’s why I’m only talking to Trump’s Christian supporters. The question you have to ask yourselves is this: Is there any evidence at all that Trump is a Christian? I think the answer is clear.

Walsh has parlayed this particular brand of self-serving, agenda-driven Christianity into a lucrative business venture.

What would Jesus say about His followers writing over-the-top hit pieces for money?

Walsh, like so many of his ilk, does not understand that Americans have hit bottom with inside-the-beltway pols, powerbrokers and pundits pandering to them in the name of Jesus.

Been there, done that.

After the last seven years of inaction by candidates who jumped on the evangelical wagon for a ride to DC, leaving Americans in the dust, Trump is clearing the air.  He’s not only uprooting the political system, he’s redefining the word “conservative.”

So, Dear Matt, keep judging and condemning Trump in the name of Jesus Christ. No doubt you will make a good salary and save yourself from cleaning toilets in the future, all the while converting more Americans to Trumpianity.

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Trump, Trump, Trump (video)

Video published by Defending the USA.

hat tip: The Conservative Treehouse

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Ultimate Insider Ted Cruz’s Record Belies His Rhetoric

ted in iowa religious liberty conference

Can our country honestly abide one more slick-talking lawyer politician who is the ultimate DC insider? The polished, measured monotone words coming out of the mouth of Ted Cruz make me shudder. His supporters love his rhetoric. He’s so classy, they say. He’s so civilized, they say.

All I see is a globalist that talks the talk of conservatives, but doesn’t walk the walk.

As far as the Senator from Texas’ political record not matching his supposedly tough stances on immigration and economy, I’ll re-post a comment from an American Thinker article today. Hat tip to Caroline 1771:

I’ve looked behind the curtain and found what you obviously are ignoring. No, someone who wants your life would:

2012 Heidi Cruz joined Council on Foreign Relations to change it.

2013 Cruz joined National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee to change it.

2012 Cruz: I am the only candidate to stand up to….

2015 Cruz: I am the only candidate who has stood up to…..

Always avoiding the natural follow-up, “but what have you accomplished”?

Accomplishments including:

Joined forces with Mitch McConnell in October 2013

Would not campaign for conservative challengers in 2013/2014

Gave $200,000 from his Leadership PAC to the NRSC

Advocated for 500,000 additional H1-B immigrant visas

Ran to the Border with Glenn Beck for Illegal Aliens, Soccer Balls and Teddy Bears

Supported Comprehensive Immigration Reform (along with Senator Rubio)

Voted to support the Iran Deal – To Include Corker/Cardin Amendment (only Senator Tom Cotton voted against)

Voted to support TPA – The gateway to Trans Pacific Trade Deal

Image screengrab from C-Span 

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Ben Carson Done In by His Own Life Story

“Stop twisting my words by repeating them verbatim!”

h/t commenter Midgardian in Mediaite 

Ben carson books in basket

Carson is “fading fast.”

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Islamic Terror in Paris, They’ll Come for US Again

Homeland Security?

Paris terror attacks Nov. 13, 2015 (Screengrab)

Paris terror attacks Nov. 13, 2015 (Screengrab)

The terrorist attacks on the heart of Paris on November 13 prove the jihadists intend to continue their evil war on so-called infidels. The Islamic murderers will be heading our way–again. They want all non-Muslims wiped off the map. Even Obama’s Muslim roots will not stop them from coming after him or anyone else who has conspired with this evil.
This is our “hour of terror.”

Child of Europe

Czeslaw Milosz

1
We, whose lungs fill with the sweetness of day.
Who in May admire trees flowering
Are better than those who perished.

We, who taste of exotic dishes,
And enjoy fully the delights of love,
Are better than those who were buried.

We, from the fiery furnaces, from behind barbed wires
On which the winds of endless autumns howled,
We, who remember battles where the wounded air roared in
paroxysms of pain.
We, saved by our own cunning and knowledge.

By sending others to the more exposed positions
Urging them loudly to fight on
Ourselves withdrawing in certainty of the cause lost.

Having the choice of our own death and that of a friend
We chose his, coldly thinking: Let it be done quickly.

We sealed gas chamber doors, stole bread
Knowing the next day would be harder to bear than the day before.

As befits human beings, we explored good and evil.
Our malignant wisdom has no like on this planet.

Accept it as proven that we are better than they,
The gullible, hot-blooded weaklings, careless with their lives.

2
Treasure your legacy of skills, child of Europe.
Inheritor of Gothic cathedrals, of baroque churches.
Of synagogues filled with the wailing of a wronged people.
Successor of Descartes, Spinoza, inheritor of the word ‘honor’, 
Posthumous child of Leonidas
Treasure the skills acquired in the hour of terror.

 

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Update: Lineup of Ben Carson’s ‘Dubious Character’ Associations

Carson lineup

Lineup: Ben Carson, Kevin Johnson, Armstrong Williams, Alfonso Costa, David W Bower

Vetting Ben Carson’s Associations with ‘Dubious Characters’

In his 2014 book, One Nation, Ben Carson says he wants Americans to be educated so we can make informed decisions. From the book:

There are  many sinister forces vying for power in our American society. Most of these are associated  with politically ambitious individuals who are far more concerned about power and prestige than they are about the people’s welfare. Uninformed citizens tend to be trusting of some of these forces without due diligence in terms of studying their previous performance or their associations with dubious characters.

More quotes from Carson attesting to his desire to be vetted:

There are some people that are thrust into positions of great responsibility, and sometimes we don’t vet them.

We don’t look into their past, we don’t look into their associations. We don’t look into their accomplishments.

We don’t look into the kind of person they are. And all of those things become clear. I actually welcome the magnifying glass. I don’t have any problem.

So far we’ve examined Carson’s “business manager” and top adviser Armstrong Williams and Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento. Here are two articles summarizing Williams’ No Child Left Behind pay to play scandal and Mayor Johnson’s Americorps scandal. 

Administration Paid Commentator: Education Dept. Used Williams to Promote ‘No Child’ Law

Link to Youtube “Up and Personal” with Carmilla Wheeler.

Armstrong Williams screen capture

Screen capture Armstrong Williams on Youtube

Scandal Ridden Mayor Hosts Ben Carson in Sacramento

Link to Youtube video from KCRA News.

Kevin Johnson, Americorps video

Now new revelations have surfaced about a best friend of Carson, Alfonso Costa, real estate broker and dentist.

Alfonso Costa, linkedin

Photo credit: LinkedIn

Costa was convicted of federal charges for health care fraud. From Mother Jones:

Carson penned a gushing letter of support for his friend. He wrote that “next to my wife of 32 years, there is no one on this planet I trust more than Al Costa.” He also testified at Costa’s sentencing in March 2008. At that hearing, Carson told the judge: “Well, I feel very strongly, obviously, about Al Costa. You know, he’s one of my closest, if not my closest, friend. We were, we became friends about a decade ago. We found that, you know, our value systems were almost identical.” 

Then there’s David W. Bower who sits on the board of the Carson Scholars Fund along with Costa’s wife, Mary Costa. Bower, DCCA Chief Executive Officer [Data Computer Corporation of America] rakes in the dough from lucrative contracts with HHS and was a major contributor to Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Screengrab of Bower’s $10,000 contribution to Obama in 2012.

David Bower poltical contributions 2012 screengrab

Lots of taxpayer ripoffs from friends of Dr. Carson. Medicare fraud, Americorps fraud, and illegal shilling for Department of Education funds.

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Did Ben Carson Vote for Obama?

Who did Ben Carson vote for in 2008? Here’s a screengrab of an online announcement for a gospel concert to be held in honor of Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Ben Carson is listed as one of the speakers.

(2) Screengrab Carson at Gospel Inaugural Jan 17 2009

Ad for “Official” Gospel Concert of the Obama Inauguration 2009 (screengrab)

From American Thinker, December 20, 2013:

In 2008, weeks after Obama won the presidency, Carson appeared at a U.S. News and World Report round table Q&A with Marian Wright Edelman, the woman who eulogized Saul Alinsky at his funeral in 1972. When asked to express his feelings about the election, Dr. Carson was excited that those “young black males” finally had their role model. “It’s absolutely a wonderful thing that our country can elect somebody who looks like Barack Obama.”

Savvy answer? Maybe. But less than two months later Ben Carson, the man who wrote in his 2011 “coming out” book America the Beautiful that he began to gravitate toward Reagan conservatives as early as 1984, showed up on a list of speakers at a Celebration of Change pre-inaugural Gospel concert scheduled for  January 17.

The Reverend Al Sharpton and other notables were also listed. A special feature of the evening involved paying tribute to a woman who championed abortion in the black community and who attended communist meetings as a young activist, Dorothy Height. Why did Carson agree to be named as a participant in a “celebration of change?

"Official" Gospel Concert Obama inauguration 2009

“Official” Gospel Concert Obama inauguration 2009

Then there’s Ben Carson’s longtime Republican business manager, close confidante and top outside adviser Armstrong Williams who said this in 2008 before the election:

“Among black conservatives,” Williams said, “they tell me privately, it would be very hard to vote against him in November.

Williams, the commentator, says his 82-year-old mother, who also has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate, has already made up her mind.

“She is so proud of Senator Barack Obama, and she has made it clear to all of us that she’s voting for him in November,” Williams relates. “That is historic. Every time I call her, she asks, ‘How’s Obama doing?’ They feel as if they are a part of this. Because she said, given the history of this country, she never thought she’d ever live to see this moment.”

So Williams’ mother, whom he has described numerous times along with his father, as being Republican, decided in 2008 to vote for Obama!

 

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Ben Carson ‘Welcomes the Magnifying Glass’—Just Not on Mannatech

Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams at Carson Book Party 2008

Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams at Carson Book Party 2008

Dr. Ben Carson is not happy with the media nor is he thrilled with a question during Wednesday night’s Republican debate about his 10-year involvement with Mannatech, a nutritional supplement company charged with operating an illegal marketing scheme. They paid out $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in 2009.

Carson called CNBC moderator Carlos Quintanilla’s inquiry a “gotcha” question. Carson insisted it was “absurd” he had any “relationship” with the company; he was simply a paid speaker, assuring the panel if his photo was on Mannatech’s homepage, it was there “without my permission.” Carson also said as one of the Washington Speaker’s Bureau’s “most prolific speakers” he spoke to countless groups. With his world-renowned status as a brilliant neurosurgeon and his high speaking fees, Mannatech might be facing a lawsuit for using Carson’s image to hawk products without his consent.

The day after the debate Carson held a press conference prior to his speech at Christian Colorado University calling the debate process “silly and not helpful.” Carson said he has instructed his campaign staff to reach out to other Republican candidates “to talk about a change in format.”

Carson stated debates should “help the people get to know the candidates, and get to know what’s behind them, and what their thinking process is, what their philosophy is.” According to Carson all the Mannatech coverage is part of the “gotcha agenda” by a “secular progressive” press.

Is Carson’s long history with Mannatech fair game? Was it genuinely a “gotcha” question? Amidst the Alinskyite insults, snarkiness and ridicule aimed at most of the candidates by the CNBC  moderators, it’s hard to tell. If it was, Carson’s shrewd “gotcha” answer calling the hoopla over Mannatech “total propaganda” won him points with the audience.

Carson’s desire to make the debates more substantive and policy-oriented is certainly admirable but it does not eliminate the need to do what he himself suggested to Newsmax’s Ed Berliner five months before he announced his candidacy.

From youtube:

BERLINER: I really want to hear from you, why people should look at Ben Carson and say “he’s the guy, what is it that sets you apart and makes them want to trust you over everybody else?”

CARSON: In this vetting process to really look at a person’s entire life. And that should tell you a great deal. There are some people that are thrust into positions of great responsibility, and sometimes we don’t vet them. We don’t look into their past, we don’t look into their associations. We don’t look into their accomplishments. We don’t look into the kind of person they are. And all of those things become clear. I actually welcome the magnifying glass. I don’t have any problem.

BERLINER: When you discuss all those issues about looking back at someone’s past, do you, are you perhaps discussing a current president of the United States?

CARSON: I think he might be included in that group, yes.

BERLINER: Where perhaps people did not go deep enough and look into his past.

CARSON: Or they didn’t care. They would see certain big gaps and they go “mmmh, that’s okay, he’s a good guy.”

Being under the magnifying glass is a bit harder than Carson anticipated. At Thursday’s press function Carson expressed frustration with those vetting and verifying his own past words and actions.

I mean, all you have to do is go and Google my name. Every morning there’s 10 articles, ‘Carson said this, and he said this, and 30 years ago he did this.’ It’s just craziness. You know? … It would be comical if it weren’t so sad.

Perhaps, a debate is not the place to bring up Donald Trump’s bankruptcies, or Carly Fiorina’s less than stellar performance at Hewlett Packard, or in Ben Carson’s case, his affiliation with a company accused of deceptive advertising.

But is it really “craziness” and “comical” to practice due diligence, especially now, with the future of our country at stake in 2016? Americans are very forgiving people, it’s not the flaws in a candidate’s character or the mistakes people make that rouse their anger, it is almost always the cover-up.

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