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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Suddenly, Antifa does equal Nazis

How high and mighty the pundits and politicians sounded after Charlottesville. How dare President Trump say many sides were responsible?

But now as the violence from the leftist Antifa group escalates and shows what the anti-Trump resistance really is about, my oh my, are they bailing.

Hillary lackey and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia now says:
“I disavow anyone — we won’t tolerate violence of any kind. You’re entitled to protest. First Amendment certainly protected. As I’ve said after Charlottesville, anyone who came to our state, anyone who committed violence, on any side, will be arrested. […] Everybody’s entitled to do their protest but were not going to accept violence from anybody.”
What happened to the cry of False Equivalence when President Trump said the same thing a couple of weeks ago?

I am guessing the polls show Democrats failed in another attempt to portray President Trump as Hitler.

The equivalence was not false.

It was dead on the money.

For more than a year, Democratic Party operatives have used the threat of violence and even violence to shut down conservative speakers.

Now out of the blue, Democrats have decided to start condemning this.

Nancy Pelosi felt forced to speak against Antifa, releasing a statement last night:
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts.  The violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.
“In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech.  Non-violence is fundamental to that right.  Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”
Also backpedaling on ignoring Antifa's violent confrontation of Nazis in Charlottesville were many pundits, including Marcos Bretón of the Sacramento Bee. Like many other anti-Trumpers, he thought Charlottesville at last painted President Trump in the corner.

Bretón's August 16 column was "If you agree with Trump that Nazis and protesters are equal, then you are the problem":
Many Trump supporters had no problem when Trump labeled Mexicans as “rapists” during his campaign. Many Trump supporters had no problem when Trump built his political career by falsely claiming that Barack Obama, America’s first black president, was born abroad. Many Trump supporters cheered when Trump asserted that our borders are open, when they are not. They were OK when he objectified women and mocked the disabled.
If you buy all that and believe the false equivalencies, then you support Trump’s most consistent rallying point that he repeated Tuesday: white supremacy.
Deny it all you want, but that’s what he did, that’s what he built his campaign on, and that’s who he is.
Do you support that?
What a brave man standing up to Trump on a state in which Hillary beat him by 30 points.

But once again, the Deplorable Tag failed to stick. Antifa showed its truly violent side. They have become the shock troops of the Democratic Party.

And now, Bretón is force to admit that many sides were responsible.

In his column on Tuesday, he wrote:
Antifa descended on Sacramento last summer and attacked white supremacists at the state Capitol. That event was a fiasco, a black eye for the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento police, who didn’t move to stop the violence quickly enough.
So as not to confuse the issue, let’s be clear: Antifa members and other anti-fascists who caused violence in Sacramento, the Bay Area and elsewhere should be prosecuted and condemned. Some will be prosecuted in Sacramento. Their trial is set for October.
In the meantime, what can anyone say but that this kind of violence is always wrong. The anti-fascists we saw in Sacramento were thugs. By employing violence, they ceded any moral high ground they might have had.
But what horrifies Bretón is not that free speech is dead in California; conservative speakers are banned from college campuses and attacked by thugs when they try to speak elsewhere.

No, what bothers Bretón is that Trump was right:
And apparently, they become useful idiots employed by anyone excusing Trump for failing to firmly call out Nazis or the KKK for the violence of Charlottesville. Trump could have called white supremacists “losers” or a mocked those groups directly as he mocks many others. He could have left no doubts about where he stood morally. But instead, he confused the issue. He used Antifa to a push a partisan argument that extreme rights and lefts are both wrong, when that is not the point.
President Trump did not use Antifa.

Democrats did.

The peaceful transference of power is a hallmark of America.

Sadly, Democrats and pundits have stood against that.

They are embarrassed by Antifa, sure.

But Democrats and their water carriers in the media are unapologetic.

And the public knows this. The public knows that people dressed in black masks are terrorists, even if McAuliffe and the rest deny it.

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31 comments:

  1. I have been surprised at the Democrat and Media change of heart on Antifafa. The CEO of camping world is doing the same.

    Was it a poll, pictures / coverage of Berkeley? WA had an Antifafa riot that got no coverage after Charlottesville.

    Or that Trump kept the issue alive, till the truth finally came out. And the press and Democrats were afraid Trump would use it to destroy their credibility more? So this response was to preempt that?

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    1. The DemSM didn't become anti-Anitfa until journos were attacked by Antifa.

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    2. I think Don's right. The numbers are soooo bad, the Demos figure they have to distance themselves fast in order to save a remnant of '18.

      Frankly, I think it's way too late.

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    3. Bingo, Ed. We got Houston, we got the Norks, we got ISIS revival, and the Demmies want to keep hollering about the KKK? Puh-Leeze. That shit don't play in Peoria.

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    4. This incident was on Sunday.

      Why is no one from the media demanding to know why a statement was not released until Tuesday evening?!?!?!?!?

      That was 2 whole days too long!

      Where are the indignant articles and TV commentary?!?!?!?!?

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  2. Just like when Trump announced his candidacy and vowed to build a border wall. He was denounced and derided for 2 weeks until every candidate realized the people want a border wall.

    Just like the furor when Trump tweeted Obama "tapped his wires"- two weeks later proven correct.

    Or 7/2/16 when Trump tweeted no charges will be brought against Hillary. 7/5/16 Comey announced no charges will be brought against Hillary.

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  3. Don - "shock troops" is EXACTLY the correct description for Antifa. I've been searching for the right modifier. Of course, young people with only government approved education and no intellectual curiosity about history won't understand the reference but it is on point.

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    1. The American SA.

      Except those guys saw real combat for 4 years.

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    2. My conservative friends want to fill them with lead. In my 53 years of off and on demonstrating against government policies, I have never had problems with the right, only the left. I wonder why?

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    3. Yeah, AMR...probly the same reason that Republican National Conventions leave the place neat as a pin, while Democrat Conventions leave the place in a complete train wreck mess. Because, I've been told, they are thinking Big Thoughts and can't be bothered with trivialities like picking up your own shit.

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  4. From Breton - "He used Antifa to a push a partisan argument that extreme rights and lefts are both wrong, when that is not the point."

    That IS the point you douche.

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    1. Another Schlongy kill shot! Me likey, most much.

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  5. resident Trump is the real leader. The average American sees it more each day.

    The Democrats continue to give away the country so they and their inner circle get filthy rich. The celebrity media make 10-20 times the average salary for complaining and spreading gossip....a bunch of Walter Winchell's. Then there's the GOPe - particularly the neo-cons and National Review-esque media along with GOPe leaders starting with Ryan, McCain and McConnell - that piled on as they virtue-signal to add to the hysteria.

    Antifa cannot be hidden. The average American citizen is getting it, and wondering why elected officials sworn to uphold the laws of the country are aiding and abetting seriously mentally ill people. Ones that state that they want to overturn the Constitution as they terrorize anyone they deem to be a "Fascist" with the protection from Democratic city Mayors.

    The Political-Industrial complex may be proud that they isolate President Trump every single day. But what they are doing instead is showing law-abiding Americans that there is one politician standing up for us.

    Drain The Swamp!

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    1. Antifa is playing with fire and will get burned. That goes for their enablers and the Democrat Party as well. Just for the record:

      18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection - Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

      18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy - If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

      18 U.S. Code § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government - Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

      Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

      Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

      If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

      As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

      Stop pussyfooting around and enforce the law as written and the problems will disappear. - Elric

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    2. Elric, magnificent stuff. We're on solid ground, legally, morally, every which way. Profa wants lawlessness. Again, I ask the police: DO YOUR FUCKING JOBS. We can easily replace you, like those idiots in Brooklyn. Thank God I'm not living there right now.

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    3. z, the police have to be ALLOWED by the mayors to do their job. Governors, for the State Police.

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  6. The DemSM didn't change their minds until journos were attacked by Antifa.

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  7. McAuliffe and Pelosi may well have gotten word of the intense investigation that the Sessions-Wray FBI have going. And they very probably got a hold of some internal Democratic polls following yet another weekend of Antifa violence.

    The politicians and their highly paid handlers think that Americans are dumb and can be led around by the inept, uneducated, corrupt media. All those people will never admit that they are the ones that lack gray matter as well as worldly experience. The most important thing President Trump has done is to give American citizens a choice, both during the election season and after the elected pols were sworn in.

    Next up -

    Nanci and Terry have to explain this to Cryin' Chuck, and then they have to call Gary Cohn and explain it to him.

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    1. i wish what you said was true, but nothing good will come from sessions or the fbi.

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  8. It appears that free speech has served it's purpose. In this case, to defend free speech against totalitarianism.

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  9. "I am guessing the polls show Democrats failed in another attempt to portray President Trump as Hitler."

    Polls schmoles...What Nan and Chuckie are looking at is the massive and verifiable bleed in Democrat registrants across many important states. Independents are also vomiting in their mouths every time Elison, Perez, Warren, Sanders or little Kamala pipes up.

    The bleed is happening way before tickets to the big dance are sold, and way before people tune in to the music.

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  10. Both the antifa and kkk are democrat thugs. The only difference is the color of their masks.

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  11. Antifa has now lost the Press. In a rare display of perspicacity, the Dems realize that the Press will no longer cover for leftoid Brownshirt tactics, so now need to distance themselves.

    Usually the Dems are a lot dumber than this.

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    1. Perspicacity. Damn I'm glad Big D has this site. Commenters with seriously good brains. Love y'all.

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  12. Wasn't it nice of Paul Ryan to say that President Trump was wrong in his comments, but that he did not think censure by the Congress was appropriate.

    I hate Paul Ryan. This country will not make an iota of progress until that 'leadership' is kicked out.

    As to antifa - they'll go the way of BLM - same thugs different name on a different day. They wear masks to cover the fact that they same people are rabble-rousing city to city. Arrest them Mr. Sessions.

    Another side note: the collusive condemnation of this in media and from Democrats again confirms that the media are "Democrats with a byline".

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  13. That was fast. The constantly revised Dem strategies fail with ever decreasing productive life spans. They are in collapse and the midterms are hella closer than anyone realizes.

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  14. Sort of like Frankenstein saying sorry about his monster running amok among the villagers. Antifa was put together by the leftists. The spark of life was generated by the leftists. And now they disavow their creation. But did you expect anything less of them.

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  15. Only a class A nitwit would say that George Soros-paid, mask-wearing thugs "ceded high moral ground".

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  16. Make a point of referring to them, always, as exactly what they are:

    "The Democrat's Fascist Black-Shirt Street Thug Terrorists...."

    Literally the only difference between them and NAZI's Brown Shirts is that the Brown Shirts were mostly Union Thugs, people that at least had jobs and contributed to society, while the ludicrously misnamed 'Antifa' are, by all accounts, >90% still living off their parents. Many are college students, most have graduated but are unemployed.

    These are overprivileged upper middle class white kids playing at politics because of the brainwashing their "liberal" educators have inflicted upon them and because they think its cool and fun.

    The stereotype of the cowardly bully has never played out so perfectly in real life.

    Both Black & Brown Shirts primary tactic is to use street level violence to intimidate, and if possible silence, any and all political opposition. Politically, both are entirely Marxist, of the Fascist variety - agitating for complete government control of the economy through indirect means (eg. Obamacare - businesses stay nominally independent, but all decisions are centrally made by the bureaucracy).

    Both, of course, entirely Anti-Semitic to the point of genocide.

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