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Donald Trump: 'We're Going Up, Up, Up' With Hispanic Voters

Donald Trump made another appearance on televangelist Pat Robertson’s program today, where he boasted about nonexistent polls showing him leading Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.

Trump told Robertson that he leads Clinton in Pennsylvania and that he “hears” he is tied with her in Connecticut, adding that he even has “a good chance of winning New York” in the general election. In reality, polls consistently show Trump trailing Clinton in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and the presumptive GOP nominee is down by more than 20 points in New York.

The conversation then turned to his standing among Hispanic voters, with Trump insisting that the “purely dishonest” media has misrepresented him and deliberately twisted his otherwise “perfect” statements to make them appear disparaging to Latinos.

“You really love Mexicans, Hispanics,” Robertson said. “Talk to us about that, because you’re portrayed as a guy who hates Mexicans, but you don’t hate them.”

Trump concurred: “I have great relationships with Hispanics, with Mexicans. I have thousands of people working for me and have worked for me. Thousands and thousands.”

“We’re going up, up, up,” he said. “We’re going up, up, up because they realize I don’t want people coming in illegally and those people that are coming in illegally are going to take the jobs of the people that are already here and are here legally and went through a process.”

Savage: 'Straight, Heterosexual, White, Male, Christian' Is The 'Most Oppressed Member Of Society'

Last week, talk radio host Michael Savage continued his attacks on former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson for filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the network’s CEO.

He compared defendants in sexual harassment lawsuits to the dissidents who have been persecuted in communist countries like North Korea and mocked “the myth” of “the poor, downtrodden woman” in America.

“What’s this nonsense about ‘oppressed this, oppressed that’?” Savage said on his program on Wednesday. “The most oppressed member of society, as I’ve said before and I’m willing to stand by this again: The most ridiculed, the most oppressed member of society today is the straight, heterosexual, white, male Christian. Period.”

Sarah Palin: Black Lives Matter Is Racist And 'The Antithesis Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Message'

Yesterday on “Breitbart News Sunday,” Sarah Palin blamed the murder of five police officers in Dallas on the “intolerant” Black Lives Matter movement, which she said preaches that “one race matters more than another” and “is excluding anyone but someone who happens to be a black America in terms of wanting to protect and respect that person’s life.”

“It’s the antithesis of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message, it’s the antithesis of our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our charters of liberty which says, ‘All men are created equal,’” she said.

“They’re not protesters,” she said of Black Lives Matter supporters, claiming that these “thugs” and “rioters” are “shouting ‘death to cops’ and celebrating violence.”

Palin then, incomprehensibly, said that listeners must “consider this atrocity that is going on right now which is the quashing of or thwarting of America’s law and order as exemplified, as worked out, as manifested by that thin blue line, by our law enforcement and men and women in uniform who are protecting law and order in America, the not peaceful protesters who are up in arms against just, you know, the whole kit and caboodle of all law enforcement right now, as we see in Black Lives Matter, is turning our country into such a volatile and scary place, it is part of that fundamental transformation of America that Barack Obama had promised to do to America, that’s what I came at with my perspective is.”

Pat Robertson: Satan Behind Church-State Separation Groups

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who asked if church-state separation groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State “ever fight against any other religions” besides Christianity.

Robertson said that such groups exclusively target Christians because “they understand Christianity is where the power is — the power doesn’t exist in Islam, the power doesn’t exist in Baha’i or any of these fringe religions.”

“They fight against Christianity because Christianity touches the souls of people and the devil regards Christianity as a threat, and of course it is a threat because we’re going to overturn him and his kingdom.”

Tony Perkins Wants The GOP To Endorse Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy

UPDATE: The platform committee passed a resolution affirming “the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children,” a reference to state laws barring ex-gay therapy from being practiced on minors.

The draft platform also calls for the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality to be overturned: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society. For that reason, as explained elsewhere in the platform, we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to states.”

Earlier today, the platform committee of the Republican National Convention considered a number of anti-LGBT resolutions.

Tony Perkins of the far-right Family Research Council, who is serving as an RNC delegate from Louisiana, reportedly proposed an amendment calling for the endorsement of ex-gay “conversion therapy.” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus met with him about the amendment and, according to Time’s Zeke Miller, told him that he missed the deadline but “can bring it up on the floor”:

Perkins is an extremist anti-LGBT activist who has championed sexual orientation conversion therapy, calling it a way for gay people to find “wholeness,” “escape the homosexual lifestyle” and “come out of a lifestyle we know is destructive and harmful.” He also likened the discredited and dangerous practice to saving someone from a burning building .

The Texas GOP endorsed ex-gay therapy in 2014.

The RNC appears to be set to approve a proposal to back anti-trans facility laws like the one passed by North Carolina, which was recently endorsed by Donald Trump.

J. Christian Adams Compares Obama Administration To Dallas Police Assailant

Earlier today, conservative activist and former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams appeared on “Sandy Rios in the Morning,” where he discussed last night’s shooting of several law enforcement officers in Dallas.

When Rios asked Adams if he thinks President Obama will ask the Justice Department to investigate the events in Dallas just as they were asked to investigate the recent shootings of black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, Adams dismissed Obama’s condemnation of the Dallas attack and compared the administration’s actions to those of the suspected shooter or shooters.

Rios: Now the DOJ is rushing, the Department of Civil Rights, is rushing to Minnesota, I believe also to Baton Rouge, to investigate the shooting of these two black men, two more incidents in the last couple of days here. Will they rush to Dallas?

Adams: Well, not for anything good. I mean, Obama called the shooting in Dallas today a ‘calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.’ Well, I think that’s exactly the same sort of thing his Justice Department has been engaged in. Not using weapons, of course, but using the power of the federal government to engage in a despicable and calculated attack on law enforcement for the last seven years. So now, I don’t think he’s going to rush to Dallas. Not to do anything good, at least.

Adams and Rios, while admitting that they didn’t know who was responsible the attack, also wildly speculated about who was behind the ambush, wondering aloud if the shooting was the result of the work of the New Black Panther Party or Black Lives Matter activists or George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

Adams insisted that the killing was part of “a coordinated, deliberate strategy to destabilize the moral authority of the United States, using the cloak of race,” which he described as a spiritually evil and wicked plot to “tear at the fabric of the country.”

Black Lives Matter activists, Rios said, simply don’t understand that “they are being stirred into a frenzy by people who are thinking about how to undermine and destroy the very fabric of this country. That’s what’s driving this. It has nothing to do with race. They’re using race — they’re using anything they can: Islamophobia, homophobia, whatever, to stir up dissention and destruction.”

Alex Jones: George Soros Engineered Dallas Attack To Launch A Race War

InfoWars network host Alex Jones claimed today that liberal philanthropist George Soros engineered the murder of several law enforcement officers in Dallas as part of his nefarious plot to divide and destroy the U.S.

Jones, an outspoken ally of Donald Trump, said that Soros is pushing for a “Marxist overthrow of the United States” because “through the destabilization, an even bigger police state will come into control that the social engineers believe they’ll be able to hijack.”

Jones went on to claim that Black Lives Matter activists exaggerate allegations of police brutality in order to justify “a takeover of the policy by the globalists,” who he believes will turn police officers into “oppressors” in a future “reign of terror.”

Left-wing activists, he said, are “starting a race war” to distract people from what he called the real threats to the black community: abortion rights and black-on-black crime.

He then challenged law enforcement to go after the “freakazoid, weirdo, Nazi-collaborator” Soros:

Are you such big wimps, all the state police, all the local police, the FBI, everybody, that you’d let this son of a bitch, this piece of crap, mess with our media, mess with our country and engage in destabilization like this? I’m willing stand up against him! These people are orchestrating something that’s meant to bring the country down, starting with making the revolution about killing police so that it destroys the whole constabulary so the globalists can come in with their control. It’s that simple. This is the attack takedown of America and George Soros shouldn’t be out and walking around. He sure shouldn’t be in this country anymore. They’ve got arrests warrants out for him in Russia and half a dozen other countries. He needs to get his ass out of this country now.

Donald Trump Jr.: Star Of David Tweet Was A 'Mistake'

In an interview posted yesterday, Donald Trump Jr., the son and campaign surrogate of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, said that a tweet sent by his father’s Twitter account widely viewed as anti-Semitic was “a mistake from an IT guy” and defended his father against charges of anti-Semitism.

“I’ve never seen anything so disgusting in your life,” he told radio host John Fredericks, later adding that when “the left” tries to “throw out the ‘racism card’ or the ‘anti-Semite card’” it does “a major disservice to the people who are actually afflicted by that plight.”

Trump Jr. said that his father couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic because he has Jewish friends, family members and coworkers: “You couldn’t be in business in New York City for forty years doing the things that we’ve done if you’ve even had a notion of this.”

“It’s about as stupid as saying that I’m racist against white people,” he said. “It doesn’t get any dumber.”

His father, however, has defended the tweet.

Trump has repeatedly said that the image, which blasted Hillary Clinton’s “corruption” by featuring what appeared to be a Star of David over a pile of money, should never have been deleted — his campaign removed the image and sent a new one putting a circle over the star — and even brought up a sticker book from the movie “Frozen” to defend the image.

The image featuring a star originated on a racist, anti-Semitic message board popular with “neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists” that was later posted on Twitter by a racist user. As PolitiFact notes, this isn’t the first time Trump tweeted images from racist, anti-Semitic users:

Trump twice retweeted from the feed of the Twitter account @WhiteGenocideTM, which claims to be located in "Jewmerica" and regularly posts anti-Semitic material, and once from the now-defunct account @cheesedbrit, which had an account page that featured Swastika art and said in part, "we Should have listened to the Austrian chap with the little moustache" -- that is, Adolf Hitler. And Trump also attracted criticism when he initially said he didn’t know who former KKK leader David Duke was.

Trump Jr. once tweeted an image from a white nationalist, Vox Day, that falsely accused a Bernie Sanders supporter of posing as a Trump rally-goer who gave the Hitler salute outside of a Trump event in Chicago. He apologized two weeks later for the “bad info” he found on Twitter. He also once gave an interview with a white nationalist radio program, “The Political Cesspool.”

Michael Savage: Gretchen Carlson Filed Sexual Harassment Claim As Part Of Anti-Conservative Plot

Yesterday, conservative talk radio host Michael Savage mocked former Fox News pundit Gretchen Carlson for her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, alleging that Carlson and her “sheisty lawyer” made it up as part of an orchestrated plots to “take out” conservative leaders.

“We are all in a political war,” he said. “As you well know, everyone that is a conservative is under assault and under attack. Do you see a pattern of trying to take out top conservatives in America? I do. And there’s no better example of that than the story, ‘Fox News’ Roger Ailes Sued For Sexual Harassment by Ousted Anchor Gretchen Carlson.’ I have to ask you something, the woman works for the network all these years and then finally they dismiss her and then suddenly it’s, ‘Oh my, oh my, he sexually harassed me!’ It stinks. The whole story looks like garbage.”

He then invited men listening to his program to call in and tell him about incidents where they were targeted by false claims of sexual harassment:

Savage compared the lawsuit to the Salem witch trials, insisting that Carlson likely manufactured the claims since she only revealed the allegations after she left the network: “Why didn’t she say anything then?”

“This whole thing is a set-up to get rid of Roger Ailes” orchestrated by “big people inside the network” who told Carlson that “she’d get something if she did this in order to push him out,” he said.

“Now how do I know that’s true?” he continued. “I don’t.”

Pat Buchanan Warns 'White America Has Begun To Die'

For centuries, racist politicians in the U.S. have warned about the looming “Negro domination” of America that will one day overtake white Americans. In a column today, Pat Buchanan issues a similar warning about what he sees as the imminent Latino and Islamic domination of the U.S. and Europe, lamenting that white people are facing demographic collapse.

Buchanan, who for years has been obsessed with the idea of a civilizational clash to prevent the demise of white American domination, wrongly claims that there are exploding fertility rates among Muslims and Latin Americans, predicting that the rise of these two groups will soon destroy what is left of white, Christian culture.

“White America has begun to die,” writes Buchanan, who is nonetheless hopeful that political parties that “see their nations imperiled by a rising tide of Muslim immigrants and refugees” will find success and that “Western Man” will “defend the shire, pull up the drawbridge, and man the parapets.”

And he is counting on Donald Trump to do just that:

While impossible to find a Western country with a fertility rate that will prevent its native-born people from dying off, it is difficult to find a Muslim country that does not boast a rising or exploding population.

If the future belongs to the young, it belongs to Asians, Africans and Latin Americans, and to Islam.



And the United States?

With Mexico and Central America adding 56 million people in 35 years, either the U.S. secures its southern border or the 11-12 million immigrants here illegally will have millions of new compatriots.

America is already evolving into another country. Though the U.S. is projected to grow by 67 million people in 35 years, this growth will be wholly among Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans. In each of the past four years, non-Hispanic white Americans have registered more deaths than births.

Between July 2014 and July 2015, the Asian-American population grew by 3.4 percent, and the Hispanic population grew 2.2 percent. The black population was up 1.3 percent. But the white population grew by only 0.1 percent.

White America has begun to die.

Can Obama really believe that amnesty for undocumented immigrants is still in the cards with a Republican Congress scorched by the forces behind Trump?

Can he believe that the right-wing parties proliferating across Europe, which see their nations imperiled by a rising tide of Muslim immigrants and refugees, will pack it in and support the EU’s march to a transnational superstate that controls immigration and borders?

What has been tabled for discussion this year, in Europe and America, is the future of the West as an identifiable civilization to be cherished and defended by the peoples whose ancestors created it.

And Obama’s reverence for Islam notwithstanding, the West remains the greatest civilization of them all.

Belatedly, Western Man appears to have decided to defend the shire, pull up the drawbridge, and man the parapets.

As for Trumpism and the Brexiteers, Mr. President, in the words of Jimmy Durante, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
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