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Right Wing Round-Up - 8/29/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/29/16

  • The doctor who declared that Donald Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" is every bit as reliable as you would expect.
  • This is obviously the work of the globalists ... or maybe our alien overlords: "Tens of thousands of subscriber accounts for media company Infowars are being traded in the digital underground."
  • Alveda King has finally figured out a way to end legal abortion forever: cartoon bears.
  • Eagle Forum's Roger Schlafly defends the alt-right.
  • The Benham brothers warn that "Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood and now even the Democratic Party have no clue that the fury of Satan rages through their policies on abortion."
  • Pamela Geller says that Huma Abedin's marriage to Anthony Weiner "was always a cover for Huma and Hillary’s long-time relationship." 
  • Finally, ALIPAC reveals a really high quality ad targeting John McCain ahead of the Arizona Republican primary tomorrow. SUCKERS! 

Glenn Beck Has A Vitally Important Warning About The Alt-Right ... But We're All Just Gonna Have To Wait

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program on Friday by mocking the speech Hillary Clinton delivered last week attacking Donald Trump for his campaign's ties to the alt-right, a racist, sexist, xenophobic white nationalist movement that is strongly supporting Trump. 

While Beck began the program by mocking Clinton's speech, claiming that the alt-right was just some bogus term made up by the media to attack Trump supporters, he was quickly set straight by his co-host Stu Burguiere, who read Beck some excerpts from a piece written by conservative activist Ben Shapiro warning about the dangers of the movement. Over the course of the broadcast on Friday, Beck went from mocking the idea that the alt-right is anything to worry about to utterly freaking out that Trump's ties to the movement show that he is "a dictator in the making."

Beck then spent the weekend doing his own "research" on the movement and dedicated the first hour and a half of his radio program today to beseeching his audience to heed his warnings about the dangers that it represents because he is as convinced of this, he said, as he was when he made his predictions about an economic collapse in 2008 and the rise of an Islamic caliphate. 

"Don't mock the alt-right," Beck said. "You'd better learn what is happening right now because it's changing everything."

"Please, please, do not mock it," Beck said repeatedly today as he struggled to lay out a predictably incoherent theory that involved the Dadaist movement and Alexander Dugin and a hodgepodge of other tidbits of information in ways that literally made no sense.

But when it came time to finally explain what all of this means today for America in general and for the conservative movement in particular, Beck waffled and decided that now was not the time to reveal it.

"I think I should [hold off.] Let's at least talk about it one more day," Beck hesitantly declared. "I'm sorry, I was going to present something to you and I've been planning on it all morning and just as the microphone opened, I thought I should wait."

"I should wait," he concluded. "That's the opposite of my nature, so I should wait."

Anti-Islam 'Whistleblower' Philip Haney Says God Is Directing His Work

Philip Haney is a former Department of Homeland Security employee who, since retiring, has become a favorite of the anti-Muslim Right for his claims that President Obama is committing "treason" and that the Obama administration shut down an investigation that Haney was conducting that he claims could possibly have prevented the San Bernardino terrorist attack. 

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann has identified Haney as a key "whistleblower" upon whom she relied heavily during her time in office as she routinely accused the Obama administration of allowing Islamic radicals to infiltrate the government.

Recently, Haney sat down with Bill Johnson, president of American Decency Association, to discuss his work during his days at DHS and it is easy to see why he and Bachmann got along so swimmingly, since he believes that God has been guiding his efforts to uncover the supposed Islamic infiltration of the U.S. government.

"I faced great opposition," Haney said, "but it was by the grace of God, He gave me the wisdom and the grace and the integrity to be able to having done all to stand.  And we took a vow to protect our country from threat both foreign and domestic and I took that vow very seriously, not only from a, let's say, political dimension but also from a spiritual dimension as well. Because the Lord taught us that we should always speak the truth and we should always stand up for things that are right and true and that He would promise that He would keep us, that He would lead us and guide us and stand beside us and never forsake us. And I took Him at His word and He kept His word."

"He directed me every step of the way through this very, very traumatizing process and helped me endure it for more than 10 years," Haney continued. "He gave me the insight and wisdom and put me in places where, like flashes of lightening, I was able to see particularly important events along the way and capture them and document them, you know, like the prophets; write it down, record it in the book, or like Solomon, go to and study the end. And I took these pieces of advice from people in the Bible and I put them into my own profession and I kept track of everything very carefully, and when it was time, I presented it to Congress."

How 'Angry White Male' Wayne Allyn Root Knows That Trump Has Deep Support Among Black Voters

Wayne Allyn Root, one of Donald Trump's most sycophantic surrogates, appeared on TheDove TV's "Focus Today" program yesterday to promote his new book, "Angry White Male: How the Donald Trump Phenomenon is Changing America—and What We Can All Do to Save the Middle Class."

During the interview, Root dismissed polls showing that only one percent of black voters support Trump, declaring that Trump's black support is secretly much higher because every black person Root meets tells them that they love Trump.

"I do so many interviews and they're always on Donald Trump's behalf," Root said. "I'm like the ultimate Donald Trump defender all over the country nowadays. And every interview I do, when it's live in a TV or radio station, when the interview is over, you know, the whole newsroom hates me; they're all liberal Democrats, they're all staring at me like they're trying to burn a hole in my brain and they hate me and they want me to go away and they'd like to stab me. But then, every single time I run into one of the people in the newsroom who is black, African American, whatever term you'd like to use, and they always come up to me and they whisper in my ear, 'I love it, I'm for Trump.'"

Because of this, Root says, he knows that polls showing almost no black support for Trump are totally untrue and that Trump will actually receive 15 to 20 percent of the black vote in November.

Is David Barton Biblically Illiterate Or Just Deliberately Misleading His Audience?

During his radio broadcast yesterday, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton said that we here at Right Wing Watch mock him for saying that Jesus opposes the minimum wage, but that is only because "it is highly unlikely that they even know what is in the Bible."

Of course, it is because we have read the Bible and know what it says that we mock Barton's absurd misrepresentations. And, amazingly, Barton provided a perfect demonstration of just how he misrepresents the Bible yesterday while trying to prove that we are the ones who don't understand what it says.

Barton did so when he again cited the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20 to make the case that Jesus opposes the minimum wage:

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

The proper context for understanding this parable is that, in Matthew 19, the disciples asked Jesus who can get into heaven and Jesus responded that everyone who believes in Him will be saved, but cautioned that "many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first."

Jesus then illustrated this point with the parable of the vineyard in order to explain that no matter how late in one's life one comes to Christ, the heavenly reward is the same; those who embrace Christ on their deathbed will receive the same eternal reward as those who are devoted Christians all of their lives because of God's generous love. Jesus was telling his disciples that those who dedicate their lives to Christ early on cannot complain when those who come to Jesus later also receive the same heavenly reward.

But that is not how Barton interprets this parable, as he instead skews it to claim that it was Jesus who hired the workers and then used the situation to teach them about the evils of the minimum wage and government regulation.

"In Matthew 20:15, Jesus says, 'Is not my money to do with as I please?'" Barton said. "'I'm the employer. Don't I get to decide what I'm going to pay everyone in this thing?' No, no, no, the government has a minimum wage. No it didn't. Jesus says, 'My money is mine to do with as I please and, by the way, you made a contract with them.' And then he tells the guy, 'If you didn't like the contract, you can go down the road to another vineyard and see if they'll pay you two silver coins for what you did, but you agreed to work for me for that.'"

"So what you have here," Barton continued, "is Jesus says, 'The government doesn't tell me how much to spend, I get to choose my own wages and, two, if you choose to work for me for that, you have an agreement, we have a contract; and three is if you've got greater skill, you can sell it to somebody else for a higher price, you can go down the road.' That's all free market stuff, there's no government regulation of wages; and by the way, Right Wing Watch, that is the minimum wage. Government doesn't tell you want to pay an employee, you make a contract with that individual for whatever they agree on and what you agree on, and if the don't like that, they can use the free market to go somewhere else and try to get more. All of that is in Matthew 20."

Obviously, all of that is not in Matthew 20. In fact, none of that is in Matthew 20, because it was not Jesus who hired and paid the laborers, it was a landowner in the parable He was telling to illustrate His point about heaven. On top of that, nowhere in the parable does it say that if the workers don't like the payment they received, they can take their services elsewhere—in fact, that wouldn't even make sense considering that it was a lesson about eternal salvation and Jesus teaches that "no one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus certainly wasn't saying that if you don't like God's way of doing things you can go find some other god to worship! 

So, David Barton, we do know what is in the Bible and that is how we know that you're interpretation of it is so often laughably wrong. 

Bryan Fischer Decries Name-Calling, One Day After Calling LGBT Activists 'Bigots' And 'Haters'

As we have said time and time and time and time again, Bryan Fischer is a lot of things, but self-aware is not one of them, which is something he continues to demonstrate with alarming regularity on his radio program.

In the latest example, Fischer declared on his show yesterday that liberals reflexively call conservatives "bigots" or "homophobes" or "Islamophobes" because they seek to use name-calling as a way to shut down debate since liberals know that they can't make substantive arguments.

"Name-calling is the first refuge of a man without an argument," Fischer said. "So, when somebody starts calling you a name, that's an indication they know they are out of intellectual ammunition, they cannot defend their position."

That is an interesting claim to hear someone like Fischer make, since just the day before, on his Wednesday radio program, he spent a segment engaging in all sorts of name-calling against LGBT activists.

"There's no tolerance there on the left," Fischer fumed. "They say they're the voices and the paragons of tolerance and compassion. They are anything but. They're cruel, they're mean-spirited and they're hateful. You want to know where the hate is in the whole discussion about homosexuality? It's on the left! They are the haters. They are the bigots. They are the anti-Christian haters, they're Christophobes, virtually every last one of them."

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/25/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/25/16

  • Paul Blair lost a runoff election for a GOP state senate nomination in Oklahoma and is not taking it well.
  • Glenn Beck and his producers are refusing to abide by a judge's order to name their sources in the defamation lawsuit against them.
  • Speaking of Beck, he always talks about the importance of personal integrity and decency, but tonight he'll be spending an hour hanging out with Mel Gibson.
  • Paul Hair says that his "default position on refugees has changed. I now believe it is immoral to help them."
  • Erik Rush longs for an alternate reality in which Hillary Clinton could be see for what she truly is: "Objective reality would probably represent her appearance as an amorphous, grayish-green entity with only occasional glimpses of her leering face and trendy designer apparel peeking through the goo. Festering boils, sores and other lesions would populate a shifting, gelatinous corpulence. Groups of diseased genitalia and excretory organs might form in random areas on her glistening skin, migrating across its surface and occasionally engaging each other in horrid fashion."
  • Finally, David Barton says that we mock him for claiming that the Bible opposes the minimum wage because we have never read the Bible and don't know what it says. In fact, the reason we mock Barton is because we have read the Bible and know what it says.

Anti-Semitic Preacher Hopes Trump Will Be God's Instrument To Finally Destroy The Jews

Among the anti-Semites and white supremacists rallying behind Donald Trump is Christian writer and conspiracy theorist Texe Marrs, who declared on a radio program recently that Trump just might be God's instrument for finally destroying Israel and the Jews.

While speaking with Jeff Rense, a fellow right-wing extremist, Marrs made the case that Trump has a lot in common with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, which he meant as a compliment.

After Rense complained that Hitler was one of the most unfairly maligned and misunderstood leaders in all of human history, Marrs declared that Stalin was plotting to arrest and imprison every Jew in the Soviet Union, but was murdered before he could carry it out.

But, Marrs said hopefully, Trump might be able to pick up where Hitler and Stalin left off.

"Israel is going to be destroyed and it is going to happen so fast we'll all be shocked about it," Marrs said. "It's going to happen and I've been wondering if maybe, let me just say something here, could Trump be the instrument of God in this? He doesn't have to be a Hitler, he doesn't have to be a Stalin, he can simply be a good guy."

"He's going to have to move very fast against these people," Marrs warned, because the Jews will work to take him down, just as they supposedly did to President Nixon.

But Trump "may be so smart though, and intelligent that he outwits them," Marrs stated. "He's their friend, he's their pal, he's their buddy and then it's suddenly, wow. He takes the woman, the whore, so to speak, Mystery Babylon the Great and suddenly he destroys her, in one single hour she will be destroyed."

After engaging in a bit of Holocaust denial, Marrs declared that a Trump presidency "may turn out quite surprising."

"I pray that they will get what is coming to them," Marrs said of the Jews. "These people who have done such horrible things over the years and who, right now, are plotting such horrible deeds against gentiles and others, I hope they get what they deserve. I hope they do and I hope maybe Trump could be the instrument of it."

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