Editor’s Note: Say What? is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: There’s little question that race has played a major role in this campaign, from the selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for purposes of checking all the identity-politics boxes despite her own dismal failure as a presidential candidate in her own right, to the persistent theme of racism and victimhood, which was the foundation of the Democrats’ message in their convention. The unfairness of the country, hardly atypical as a message from the left, is amplified as never before.
For all the talk of the personalities and speeches and predictable posturing, there’s much to be learned from what the Democrats didn’t say. Democrats never once mentioned two of our great American cities that are being burned to the ground by radicals. Not once did they even acknowledge, not to mention provide a solution for, the ongoing meltdown of Portland and Seattle and a mess of other cities starting with New York, where a virtual evacuation is underway after unchecked violence followed a COVID wave that hit the nation’s largest, and once-greatest, city harder than any other.
But the Democrat convention is behind us, and the Republican convention is now underway, so let’s drill down on what we’ve learned to date with two and a half months before the election on Nov. 3. One of the questions is whether Harris is authentic or sincere, because this is a woman a majority of voters believe will become president without getting elected, because Joe Biden is feeble and everybody knows it. Authentic or sincere, Kamala seemed to be neither in her own campaign, which is why she bombed out early, but she made one big splash for a minute by attacking the man who just picked her as his running mate, essentially calling him a racist because he opposed forced busing in the 1970s and hung out with some Southern senators considered racists.
But when she was asked about that moment by Stephen Colbert on the CBS Late Show, listen to how she sloughed off her newfound respect for the former vice president.
Stephen Colbert: And how do you go from being such a passionate opponent on such bedrock principles for you and now you guys seem to be pals?
Kamala Harris: It was a debate.
Stephen Colbert: Not everybody landed punches like you did, though.
Kamala Harris: It was a debate.
Stephen Colbert: So you don’t mean it?
Kamala Harris: It was a debate, the whole reason, literally, it was a debate.
Tim: So Harris is actually showing off her insincerity there, her shallowness, her opportunism. Hey, that was just a debate, four times there she said it. Come on, I didn’t really mean what I said. Pardon me, but isn’t that exactly what Americans can’t stand about career politicians?
Here’s another takeaway. Harris was picked not for black votes but, as we’ve said here since Harris was chosen, for those white suburban women who want to signal their virtue by voting for a woman of color for vice president. But those same women want low taxes and, most of all, security. Polls have shown that for years. Can those white suburban women really feel safe and secure when they see what’s going on in more than two dozen Democrat-controlled cities, foremost among them Portland, Seattle, and, ground zero for the insurrection, Minneapolis, where a Democrat nominee for a state House seat, John Thompson, brought a mob of angry radicals to the doorstep of innocent white homeowners in a Minneapolis suburb and shouted frightening, hateful anti-white slurs over a sound system, threatening to take these people out.
John Thompson (screaming): … Scared of me? I’m a black man being terrorized by this f—ing wizard here. We are terrorized by the grand wizard. Y’all got the grand wizard living in your goddamn neighborhood. Oh, the Klan exists in Hugo, MN, and it’s right here. Don’t run now, don’t run now, racist white people. I’m here. Oh yeah, we pull up. We pull the f— up. Blue lives ain’t s— and if the people here don’t support black people, f— Hugo, MN. I’m here to say that.
Tim: That is so appalling, chilling, I debated whether to relay it to you, but it’s necessary for people to hear what’s really going on as opposed to what they’re hearing or not hearing from the Trump-deranged big corporate media. Is this what those white suburban women who think Trump is declasse want closing in on their comfortable suburban homes? Because, rest assured, this type of menacing, threatening behavior will become the norm if Democrats control the country, as they have every one of our great cities that are now on fire.
Democrats have already proven that, at best, they can’t control the violence and, at worst, they don’t want to. You know what’s most disgusting about it? Virtually every person surrounding and supporting that vile hate-filled, race-baiting agitator was white. In fact, the most remarkable thing about this whole insurrection is the number of white people anxious to publicly shame themselves and hate their own whiteness and their very heritage that’s given them life and liberty. But then, given how they’ve been taught to hate the country by neo-Marxist college professors and the elite media, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. But an issue Democrats avoided like the plague in their own convention was the abject failure of their urban leadership over decades. But, rest assured, Trump and his colleagues will make a major issue of it this coming week.
Then there are black Republicans challenging Democrats in House seats and cities run by Democrats for decades. This week, Kim Klacik, trying to win a seat in the inner-city district of Baltimore, drew a lot of attention for this ad, taped as she walked through the ruinous conditions of a Baltimore street.
Kim Klacik: Do you care about black lives? The people that run Baltimore don’t. I can prove it, walk with me. They don’t want you to see this. This is the reality for black people every single day: crumbling infrastructure, abandoned homes, poverty, and crime. Baltimore has been run by the Democrat Party for 53 years. What is the result of their decades of leadership? Baltimore is one of the top five most dangerous cities in America. The murder rate in Baltimore is ten times the U.S. average. Homicide, drug, and alcohol deaths are skyrocketing in our city. It’s not just Baltimore. The worst place for a black person to live in America is a Democrat-controlled city.
Tim: You can be sure that woman will be attacked as a tool of the white racist establishment, but it demonstrates that serious change is brewing among black Americans, and not just because George Floyd was killed. Black people have seen the response of the Democrats they’ve elected for years, and they see as never before the rack and ruin of Democrat-run cities across the land. They’ve seen the jobs generated under this administration and the unprecedented effort by a Republican, Donald Trump, to win more and more black votes. Expect a reckoning of some kind among black voters on Nov. 3 — we just don’t yet know what kind of reckoning.
Now, you’d think after the failed Russia collusion hoax and the failed removal from office after impeachment and the failed attempts to take down Trump through people like Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, and Michael Avenatti — remember them? — that the left would tamp down the insane conspiracy theories at least a bit. Far from it. They came up with a new one as dutifully reported by their sycophants in the elite media.
Various CNN/MSNBC Talking Heads: Central sorting machines removed, blue mailboxes literally hauled away on flatbed trucks … The mailboxes being picked up and stacked up, what’s that about other than voter suppression? … They’re seeing some of their mailboxes in their communities uprooted. That’s a problem … People are worried about the post office. You’re seeing the mailboxes being taken away. Can we vote? What’s going on?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): And the removal of mailboxes, the removal of the equipment within the postal offices and the rest, is to undermine the postal service at a time when the postal service is needed now more than ever.
Tim: Pelosi actually called the House of Representatives back for a rare August session to deal with this dreadful crisis brought on by the evil orange man, as usual, even though there is absolutely no evidence, repeat, no evidence, that Trump is sending out vigilantes to rip out mailboxes. The fact is, mailboxes are disappearing all the time, because we get less mail than we used to. So the postal service takes some out because they’re not necessary. But the Democrats thought this would make terrific political theater, so what the hell? They’ve tried every other way to get rid of Trump, why not a postal crisis?
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