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: As we continue with our best of Say What for 2018 (here are part 1 and part 2), there’s a tendency to focus on people who are famous or well known for one reason or another. But one of the most memorable speeches of the year was delivered by the most ordinary of Americans: a big black guy named Mark Robinson dressing down the city council in Greensboro, North Carolina on gun control.
Mark Robinson: I’ve heard a whole lot of people in here talking tonight about this group, and that group, and domestic violence, and blacks. And these minorities, and that minority. What I wanna know is, when are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? And here is who the majority is: I’m the majority.
Tim: And Mark Robinson went on to explain logically, with common sense, what the left refuses to: that gun control only victimizes law-abiding citizens.
Mark Robinson: I’m gonna tell you that’s what’s gonna happen. You can take the guns away from us all you want to. You all write a law, I follow the law, I’ll bring my guns down here. I’ll turn them in. But here’s what gonna happen. The Crips and the Bloods on the other side of town, they’re not gonna turn their guns in. They’re gonna hold on to them. And what’s gonna happen when you have to send the police down there to go take them? The police can barely enforce the law as it is. It’s what I see, we demonize the police, criminalize and vilify the police. And we make the criminals into victims. You’re not gonna be able to go down here and take these guns from these criminals. So, the criminals are gonna hold on to their guns. They’re still gonna have them.
Tim: Now, these kinds of arguments were countered by those of one of the new heroes on the left, David Hogg, the teenager who, because he happened to be at Stoneman Douglas High School when that gunman opened fire and killed a bunch of people, nominated himself as the spokesman for gun control. And just listen to the fawning praise showered on Mr. Hogg by Alisyn Camerota of – who else? – CNN, as Hogg attacked Laura Ingraham of Fox News for an insincere apology for criticizing him.
David Hogg: Yeah, she’s only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out. And I think it’s really disgusting the fact that she basically tried promoting her show after apologizing to me. I want people to understand, we’re not trying to take your guns. We’re not against the second amendment. We don’t want to repeal the second amendment.
Alisyn Camerota: David, I am stunned that four colleges rejected you. What kind of dumb ass colleges don’t want you? I mean, you’ve taken the country by storm.
Tim: Oh my God, David, you’re just so impressive … I just can’t stand it. There was an old ad about smoking, went something like this: “It’s enough to make you sick, isn’t it enough to make you stop?” Well, the second amendment fared well anyway during midterm elections, even as Democrats took 40 seats and swept into control of the House of Representatives. And even in the high-profile races the Democrats lost, the far left progressives came frighteningly close to winning. And as leftist political commentator Bakari Sellers observed …
Bakari Sellers: Andrew Gillum, and Stacey Abrams, and Beto O’Rourke did not lose, right? I know that they may not have won these particular races, but they fundamentally rebranded the Democratic Party. I mean, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum showed that you can have progressivism in a black idiom, right? Beto O’Rourke showed that if you have this grassroots movement, no matter where you are, if you touch 100 counties in Texas, and you take that energy and you’re out here showing that you can have not only the Hollywoods, and the Willie Nelsons, but you can have the Bubba who drives the truck.
Tim: Which brings us to a Democratic field of presidential candidates likely to be as large, or larger, than the crowded Republican field of 2016. And after Elizabeth Warren made the almost inexplicable decision to actually prove that her Pocahontas nickname was real by taking a DNA test that proved that … she’s actually less of an Indian than the average American citizen … political commentator Scott Jennings summed up the field.
Scott Jennings: This is where the Democratic Party is: They’ve got a plagiarizer, a socialist, Spartacus, creepy porn lawyer, and now bizarro Pocahontas running for president. There’s no way any of these people are gonna compete with Trump.
Tim: Plagiarizer, Joe Biden. Socialist, Bernie Sanders. Spartacus, Cory Booker. Creepy porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti. And bizarro Pocahontas, Elizabeth Warren. Good luck with that field.
But for many, the story of the year was the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which was used as an opening curtain by Kamala Harris and Cory Booker for their inevitable presidential campaigns. And marred by protests stoked by leftists who paid people off the street to enter the Senate chamber and disrupt the proceedings. Listen to a guy who was in line and saw exactly what happened.
Man in line: There were people that had come along, and had a bag of money. And the people would hand them a piece of paper, and then they would give them money. So, we knew that money was being exchanged for some of the people to be here just to protest. There was no depth to what their understanding was, or anything. And they were actually told, we heard them say this, and instruct them, “When you go in, we want you to yell, to scream. And even to possibly get arrested.”
Tim: Tools of the Resistance, which is focused not just on Trump, but on open borders, leading to a partial government shutdown. And a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Mark Walker, put it all in perspective.
Mark Walker: This has been something that’s been discussed the entire year. This is something that President Trump made the foremost kingpin foundation of his entire campaign, and running for president. I think the time to deliver is now. Republicans, we have to be smart. We also have to have an exit plan of what this looks like long term. We want to make sure government employees are taken care of. But this is a hill that we should be willing to die on.
Tim: A hill we should be willing to die on. And a mighty hill to climb.
We saved the best, or worst, or most revealing statement, for last. A short sound bite that reveals the not so hidden agenda of the Resistance. And unmasks their hopes of regulating speech, expanding the definition of hate speech, abridging the first amendment. This is from Congressman Ted Lieu of Hawaii.
Ted Lieu: I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The first amendment prevents me from doing so.
Tim: If only there wasn’t that damn first amendment …
So, there it is. One man’s admittedly incomplete, but hopefully entertaining and enlightening compilation of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class in this year of our Lord, 2018.