02/14/21

Before Inciting Riots, Kamala Harris Joked About Killing Trump And Pence

By: Daniel John Sobieski

We all remember D-list comedian Kathy Griffin’s infamous photoshoot, in which she posed with a mock severed head of President Donald J.Trump, which might be labeled TDS – Trump Decapitation Syndrome. We remember as well rapper Snoop Dogg using a toy gun to shoot a clown resembling the president. “I have thought, an awful lot, about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said at a protest reading from a script written for her. And who can forget actor Johnny Depp asking at a film festival in England, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Murdering Donald Trump has long been a popular theme amongst an entertainment elite that thinks his death would be funny. Even the classics have been perverted for this blood sport. As Breitbart reported in June 2017:

Shakespeare in the Park began its summer season in New York City’s Central Park last month with a “contemporary” take on the playwright’s Julius Caesar, in which the title character bears a not-so-subtle resemblance to President Donald Trump.

In an interview with Mediaite, Laura Shaeffer — who saw a recent performance of the play, which opened May 23 — said that the character of Julius Caesar in the Public Theater adaptation wears a business suit and has his hair styled in a manner similar to Trump’s.

Sheaffer added that the character of Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, speaks with a “Slavic accent” similar to that of First Lady Melania Trump.

As happens at the end of the original play, the (Trump-inspired) Caesar is brutally stabbed to death by his associates in the Senate. Sheaffer said Caesar’s death scene was particularly graphic, with blood “spewing everywhere,” and an American flag hanging overhead.

“To be honest I thought it was shocking and distasteful,” Shaeffer told Mediaite. “If this had happened to any other president — even as recently as Barack Obama or George W. Bush — it would not have flown. People would have been horrified.”

Probably not horrified was  California legislative leader Willie Brown’s former girlfriend and future Vice President Kamala Harris. She probably got a good chuckle, or is it cackle out of the thought of killing Donald Trump as she did in 2018 on The Ellen Degeneres Show. As reported by Newsmax:

Vice President Kamala Harris once joked on national television about killing former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence.

In a Twitter post Wednesday, political activist Jack Posobiec shared a video of Harris on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in early 2018.

The then-senator from California was asked a question that served as the setup for a kind of cage-match quip: If she had to be stuck in an elevator with Trump, Pence, or former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which one would she pick?

“Does one of us have to come out alive?” Harris responded.

Harris laughed loudly as the show’s crowd applauded enthusiastically.

Posobiec’s tweet came with former President Donald Trump under scrutiny for inciting violent behavior by supporters.

Not the response, we suppose, she would have given had she been asked about being stuck in an elevator with Barack Hussein Obama, Joe Biden, or Eric Holder. Words have consequences, we have been told, and if Donald Trump can be charged with “peacefully and patriotically inciting a Capitol Hill riot, can Kamala Harris and her ilk be charged with inciting a presidential assassination? Where is the Secret Service?

Of course, Kamala Harris’ fondness for encouraging and even subsidizing violence is on record. Kamala Harris looked at the year-long 2020 carnage, the attacks on federal buildings, and the riotous anarchy approvingly and noted they would and should continue. As PJ Media reported:

In June 2020, in the aftermath of the nationwide rioting following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Kamala Harris even gleefully predicted that the protests, during which rioting and looting occurred, wouldn’t end, telling Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, that they shouldn’t end.

“They’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop,” she told him. “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.”

If Kamala Harris believes Donal Trump should be impeached for inciting violence, then how about impeaching her for not only inciting violence but funding it as well. Donald Trump did not call for unending unrest in the streets but the likes of Kamala Harris, “Squad” member Ayanna Presley, and a score of other Democrats did. Harris did more than urge unrest in the streets. She urged supporters to contribute financially to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to keep these murderous rioters on the streets by bailing them out of jail if they were somehow arrested by reluctant Democratic mayors: As The Federalist reports:

Yes, that’s right, the Democrats’ vice-presidential candidate was a huckster for a bail fund that sought to free violent criminals who were rioting on the streets of Minneapolis, and she was very effective at it. In the wake of deadly fires and looting, Harris asked her five million-plus Twitter followers to donate money to bail out the “protesters” arrested in the riots. Let’s meet a few of the beneficiaries of her largesse, shall we? Fox 9 News in Minneapolis did the research for us. Here are a few of the criminals they found Harris did a solid for. Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice-convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

Darnika Floyd is charged with second-degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.
Christopher Boswell, a twice-convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if they all got to vote by absentee ballot without any signature verification?  These are the violent criminal predators that Kamala Harris bailed out and urged on and that Joe Biden, the author of the 1994 crime bill that unfairly incarcerated a generation of young black males, refused to condemn.

California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters knows the power of words to incite violence against one’s political appointments and was so moved at one event, she was ready to do the job on Trump herself. As Breitbart reported:

Last week at the Ali Forney Center gala in New York City, Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she would take President Donald Trump “out.”Waters said, “What an inspiring evening this is. I am sitting here listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali even though I never met him, and with this kind of inspiration I will go and take Trump out tonight.”

Like Kamala Harris, mad Maxine also appreciated the political value of in-your-face confrontation and political violence. She also found herself encouraging mob violence and in-your-face aggressive confrontation. Early on Rep. Maxine Waters had embraced the civilized concept of mob rule:

On Saturday night, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged the type of recent protests against President Trump as seen in several Washington, DC, and Virginia area restaurants, saying that she has “no sympathy” for those who serve in the administration and that the public should “turn on them” and “absolutely harass” White House officials while they are doing normal everyday activities. …

Rep. Waters then went further, adding that members of the Trump administration who continue to serve and defend the president should be harangued at gas stations, restaurants, and while shopping at department stores. “They know what they are doing is wrong,” said Rep. Waters. And for that, the public should ridicule and protest them every chance they get, according to the California congresswoman.

There has been speculation that if President Trump was impeached and prevented from running again he might also be denied Secret Service protection for himself and his family.  That is the fondest wish of some of these ghouls and ought to be worth a few laughs, eh, Kamala?

Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.

02/14/21

Glenn Beck Needs a Fact-Checker on McCarthyism

By: Cliff Kincaid

Whining about “McCarthyism,” TV Personality Glenn Beck told his followers about one of his upcoming TV programs, saying, “Our new Red Scare is here, America. Are you on the list?”

The show was presented in the context of introducing Donald Trump Jr. joining Beck “to call out this modern McCarthyism” and explain “the real reason for President Trump’s second impeachment trial.”

But the impeachment trial of Trump and the attacks on Trump supporters have nothing to do with McCarthyism. In fact, it’s the opposite. In truth, we could use another prominent anti-communist like Joe McCarthy. The number of communists in the Democratic Party is now so large that books have been written about it. Anti-communist analyst Trevor Loudon has written a number of them.

In his bizarre message to viewers and supporters, Beck claimed that Senator Joe McCarthy ran the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. But Senators don’t run committees in the House.

Glenn Beck needs a quick education on the lessons of “McCarthyism.” Then he can pass on the truth to his audience. Otherwise, he’s as guilty as the left at spreading misinformation.

One of my mentors, the late M. Stanton Evans, once wrote a great Human Events column, “When Conservatives Parrot Liberal Lies about Joe McCarthy,” about how various conservative media personalities and politicians, used the term “McCarthyism” to refer to the antics of left-wingers. Beck has to be added to the list.

Evans noted that these conservatives “know nothing at all about McCarthy except what the liberals deign to tell them.”

Evans pointed out that “McCarthy was repeatedly proved right, about the larger picture of subversion, and about a host of individual cases.” Yet, McCarthyism, a term coined by the Communist Party to demonize anti-communists, has been adopted not only by liberals but by conservatives as something that explains the use of unsubstantiated charges. This is how the liberals control the public debate. Conservatives let them control the debate by adopting the terminology of the liberals.

In this context, I was truly shocked when Glenn Beck sent out an email promoting one of his programs under the headline, “The New Red Scare & Our ‘Reality Czars.’” He said, “The American Red Scare of the 1950s may be one of the most important — and most terrifying — events in our nation’s history. It was a witch hunt — an all-out assault — on any American citizen deemed to be a threat simply because of their thoughts.”

This is complete nonsense.

I have repeated the facts many times but I guess I have to do it again. McCarthy had cited 59 suspected communists in the State Department, and he produced that list, plus 22 others. McCarthy helped uncover a communist spy ring involving foreign service officer John Stewart Service and Phil Jaffe, the editor of a pro-communist magazine. He targeted Owen Lattimore, a key State Department adviser, and communist. McCarthy’s charge against Mary Jane Keeney, a State Department, U.N. employee, and Soviet agent, was proven correct. McCarthy was right about Annie Lee Moss, an Army Code Clerk who was a member of the Communist Party.

The John Stewart Service spy ring also involved Laughlin Currie, an adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, and they succeeded in manipulating U.S. foreign policy to enable the communists to seize China. Other top communists in government included Harry Dexter White at the Department of the Treasury and, of course, Alger Hiss of the State Department, a founder of the U.N.

The JC Hawkins book on McCarthy and others, Betrayal at Bethesda, includes an Appendix B and 224 Communists identified by McCarthy and other investigations. McCarthy came out dead from Bethesda, after going in for knee surgery, when he was on the verge of investigating communists in the CIA.

The embarrassing email promoting “Glenn TV” also had this whopper: “Led by Senator McCarthy, the House of UnAmerican Activities Committee destroyed lives. Mere accusations sometimes meant you were stripped of your job and your dignity. Sound familiar?”

He was trying to brand left-wingers with the label of McCarthyism because of the assault on Trump supporters that is occurring these days.

I have used the term “McCarthyism” to make a point, such as when I referred to “Kevin McCarthyism” and the attacks by the House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on conservative members of the party. But that was a play on words, using the term “McCarthyism” since it was the last name of Joe and Kevin.

I never meant to imply that Joe McCarthyism was in any way illegitimate. I like Joe. Kevin not so much.

But Glenn Beck’s claims that Senator McCarthy actually ran a House committee investigating communists was another major error on his part. He needs a fact-checker. Senators don’t run House committees.

It’s almost as embarrassing as when Bill O’Reilly, then with Fox News, claimed McCarthy had “demonized people who didn’t deserve to be demonized.” Guest Ann Coulter shot back: “That’s not true. Name one. There is not one.”

This exchange then transpired:

O’Reilly: “I’ll name one. Dalton Trumbo.”

Coulter: “He had nothing to do with Dalton Trumbo.”

O’Reilly: “Sure he did. It was the House of Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC). And who was overseeing that?”

Coulter: “He was known as Senator McCarthy. He was in the Senate, not the House. Everyone confuses him with the House UnAmerican Activities Committee.”

O’Reilly: “But who was overseeing that? Come on, you know the clubhouse rules.”

Coulter: “He had nothing to do with HUAC. You see this is part of the myth. Everyone says this. Everyone says HUAC.”

Rather than being an innocent victim of McCarthy or even the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, author Allan H. Ryskind notes that Dalton Trumbo was a major Hollywood Ten figure and longtime Communist enthusiast. What’s more, as Ryskind’s book, Hollywood Traitors makes clear, Trumbo was in fact a Soviet/Nazi agent of influence in Hollywood.

He notes, “The Hollywood Communist contingent, including Trumbo, quickly turned against Hitler after the Fuehrer betrayed Stalin in June of 1941, launching a massive invasion of the Soviet Union. Then, and only then, did the radical screenwriters switch sides again, now demanding America give massive assistance to the Soviet Union to combat fascism and help it survive the Nazi onslaught. Only after Hitler invaded the USSR did the Communist screenwriters become ‘patriotic,’ since they believed US assistance was crucial to the Soviet Union’s survival.”

I couldn’t watch the whole Blaze TV interview with Donald Trump Jr. since it was only available to paid subscribers. But then, why would I bother, since Glenn Beck doesn’t seem to understand his own subject matter and he misleads his own audience in the same way the liberals do.

This is how conservatives join with left-wingers in distorting American history and making true progress difficult if not impossible.

*Cliff Kincaid is President of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org