Daily Archives: November 20, 2015

Majority of Americans Feel Like ‘Stranger in Own Country’


A Super PAC tied to Ohio Governor John Kasich is annnouncing a new multi-million dollar effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination.

Trump’s continued dominance of national and state-level polling has vexed the GOP establishment and pushed it to near-panic as voting nears.

A recent survey of public attitudes by Reuters/Ispos, though, suggests caution for the GOP establishment.

Whatever failings there may be in his specific policies, Donald Trump’s campaign has tapped into a strong, visceral feeling of millions of Americans. Seeking to destroy Trump, the candidate, may further alienate the Republican party from a rapidly growing block of voters.

According to the Reuters survey, 58 percent Americans say they “don’t identify with what America has become.” While Republicans and Independents are the most likely to agree with this statement, even 45 percent of Democrats share this feeling.

More than half of Americans, 53 percent, say they “feel like a stranger” in their own country. A minority of Americans feel “comfortable as myself” in the country.

There are no doubt lots of reasons underlying this feelings. Demographically, Americans holding these views tend to be white, older, live in the South and have less than a college education. Politically, they are cordoned off as the white working class. While they rarely attract much attention from the political class, they still represent an enormous block of voters.

Their numbers may be declining relative to the entire population, but they are still the largest single block of voters. In many critical swing states like Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina, they represent a significant base of voters that can determine the outcome of elections.

The reasons for their alienation are both cultural and economic. The economic anxiety sparked by the financial crisis in 2007-8 has likely pushed them further away from the mainstream political parties. This isn’t solely a phenomenon on the right, as the resurgent popularity of explicitly socialist policies on the left attest.

Even allowing that the economy has officially been in recovery for the past six years, its benefits haven’t been felt widely. The jobs gained during the economic recovery have generally been at lower wages and benefits than before the Great Recession. The number of Americans not in the labor force, on food stamps or permanent disability have all reached historic highs. Concerns over income inequality have increased as the Federal Reserve has pumped trillions of dollars of stimulus into Wall Street and the financial markets.

There are cultural factors as well.

Several years ago, leading Democrat strategists created the “Bobby Kennedy Project,” an effort to increase the party’s appeal to white working class voters. The effort was soon abandoned, though, when it became clear that the party would have to moderate some of its more progressive social positions. The Democrat party, for now at least, has staked its future on appealing to young and minority voters.

Whether or not this is the politically smart play for the future remains to be seen. In the present, however, it means that a huge block of voters feel alienated and are up for grabs politically. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is perfectly attuned to those voters who feel increasingly like “strangers” in their own country.

Panic breeds actions born out of emotions rather than somber reflection. The Republican establishment is understandably panicked at the thought of Donald Trump capturing the party’s nomination for President. It is convinced, perhaps incorrectly, that a Trump candidacy will doom the party’s chances next year.

Its zeal to derail his campaign carries huge risks for the party, however. The Trump phenomenon is not simply the product of a media-savvy, hyper-personality candidate. It is drawing strength from very real sentiments of a huge block of voters. The Republican party may take out Trump, but it alienates these voters at its peril.

Ex-Muslim targeted for speaking out about his conversion to Christianity

A former Muslim was attacked with a pickaxe in Britain because he converted to Christianity.

Nissar Hussain, 49, suffered a broken kneecap, a fractured forearm and a concussion after hooded Muslims punched and kicked him and struck him with the pickaxe’s handle outside his home in Bradford on Tuesday.


“It all happened so fast that I was unable to react,” he told the Daily Mail. “I remember just walking out of the gate and putting my foot off the kerb.”

“Next thing I saw was a pickaxe coming towards me.”

“On instinct I tried to cover my head with my arms but the force of the blow knocked me back and my heel clipped the kerb to send me to the ground,” Hussain added.

He said he was targeted likely because he appeared in a 2008 documentary about the mistreatment of ex-Muslim Christians.

Since the documentary was released, Hussain and his family have suffered thousands of dollars worth of damage to their vehicles and property.

“We are classed as blasphemers by some members the Muslim community,” he stated. “They call scum and treat us as second-class citizens.”

“I still do not regret speaking out in the documentary as this is an issue for converts up and down the country… I should not have to be concerned for my own safety as well as my family.”

This incident is what happens when a country not only prevents citizens from using guns for self-defense, but also rolls out the red carpet for radical extremists to flood the country.


Pew Poll: 40% of Millennials Support Gov’t Limiting Speech Offensive to Minorities

Survey concludes Democrats more likely than Republicans to support government-dictated rules on speech

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center reveals that more than 40 percent of American Millennials would support government-imposed limits on free speech if it offended minorities.


According to the research, “American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups.”


“Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups…” the analysis concludes.

As noted by Pew, the topic of free speech has become a hot button issue in recent weeks in light of several incidents surrounding far-left college students.

When broken down by political ideology, the analysis also found that Democrats were much more likely than Republicans to support censoring speech.

“Nearly twice as many Democrats say the government should be able to stop speech against minorities (35%) compared with Republicans (18%),” Pew concluded.

Women and minorities were more likely than men and non-Hispanic whites to back a government censorship campaign as well.

“Our findings also show a racial divide on this question, with non-whites more likely (38%) to support government prevention of such speech than non-Hispanic whites (23%),” the report adds. “One-third of all women say the government should be able to curtail speech that is offensive to minorities vs. 23% of men who say the same.”

Although support for limiting speech has grown to historic highs in the United States, other countries across the globe continue to hold even more favorable views.

“Compared with people we surveyed in dozens of nations, Americans as a whole are less likely to favor the government being able to prevent speech of any kind…” Pew adds.

While making mention of the migrant crisis, Pew also notes that many European countries are overwhelmingly supportive of the government “preventing” certain speech.

The survey’s findings reflect many headlines emerging from the continent in recent weeks.

Earlier this week, a Facebook page which included discussions regarding the arrival of asylum seekers was seized by Dutch police for non-violent comments opposing the country’s stance.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was even caught on a hot mic with German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitting the company’s plans to censor anti-migrant posts.

UPDATE: Obama DHS Says They Won’t Track Missing Syrian Refugee Because of His “Constitutional Rights”

Earlier this week a Syrian refugee went missing in Louisiana

Liberals continue to tell us the “vetting process” for refugees is under control. They insist the federal government is monitoring every Syrian once they make it to America.

But, of course, that’s a total fallacy.

Earlier this week a Syrian refugee went missing in Louisiana. The refugee was in the process of resettling in the Baton Rouge area when he went missing.

As The Hayride reported, there are seven Syrian refugees in Kenner, Louisiana and six more were sent to the New Orleans area. Louisiana state officials heard about the missing Syrian refugee from the media, and not the Obama administration.

Now this…
The Syrian refugee is still missing despite earlier claims. He is suspected to be in the Washington DC area but did not “check in” with authorities there. But federal authorities told The Hayride they do not know where the man went.

Authorities also said they could not keep up with the refugee because of his “constitutional rights.”

Via The Hayride:

A Syrian refugee that had shortly resettled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is apparently not being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, as state officials had originally assumed.

Earlier in the week, the Hayride reported on a “missing” Syrian refugee that had apparently left the Baton Rouge area. Then, the Louisiana State Police confirmed that the refugee was headed to Washington DC to resettle with family in the country’s capitol.

Once in Washington DC, the refugee was apparently supposed to “check in” with authorities there, according to state officials.

However, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who has been on top of the issue ever since, said he spoke with the Department of Homeland Security today and they confirmed to him that they do not, in fact, know where the refugee is.

Homeland Security say they have no information on where the Syrian refugee is. Also, they said the refugee could not be “kept up with” because of his constitutional rights, according to a spokesman for Vitter.


Video: One Week Later: What We Know About Paris Attacks

And What you don’t!



Trump doubles down, goes Savage on Ben Carson



Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore — Wikimedia)

Days after criticizing Donald Trump for his 95-minute rant against Ben Carson, talk-radio host Michael Savage had the real-estate mogul on his show to explain why he was attacking a fellow Republican instead of the likely Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Savage, who affirmed he still strongly supports Trump’s bid for the White House, asked if Republican candidates should agree to attack Clinton and President Obama instead of each other.

“She was a terrible secretary of state, maybe the worst ever. But, I have to beat 15 people,” Trump said, referring to his Republican rivals.

“I have to win before I can get to her,” he said. “Believe me, I think she’s going to be easy. She had such a bad record.”

At a rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, last Thursday night, Trump seized on Carson’s claim in his biography that he had a “pathological temper” that caused him to attack his mother with a hammer and try to stab a friend. Trump said Carson has a “pathological disease” that can’t be cured, much as there’s no cure for a child molester.

Responding to Trump’s defense of his harsh criticism of Carson, Savage said: “But it was so brutal. I mean, you must have been a heckuva street fighter in Queens, because you know how to get a guy on the ground and really let him have it, Donald.”

On his show Friday, Savage called Trump’s criticism of Carson a repeat of Newt Gingrich’s relentless attacks on eventual nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign, “which resulted in Obama rising to the presidency.”

Savage told Trump Wednesday he believes that Republican candidates shouldn’t fall into “the media’s trap” and, instead, should “always turn the question back to Hillary’s failures as secretary of state.”

“Mike, I know what you said, and you and I have a great relationship, but I have to lay out facts,” Trump explained. “I’m doing very well in the polls. I’m number one; he’s sort of number two. He’s losing a lot of steam, if you want to know the truth.”

Trump said Carson had “a very bad week,” because he’s “having a hard time learning about foreign policy.”

Moreover, he said, “all I did was quote things in his book, because he said he has a pathological disease and a lot of other things.”

Trump said that after his rant against Carson, there were “a couple of other people” who also counseled “you don’t have to say that.”

“But I felt I had to get out the word, because people didn’t know,” he said.

Savage complimented Trump for being willing to return to his show, saying it demonstrates he is able to take criticism.

‘Demean ISIS’

Asked what he would do with ISIS, Trump said: “I would hit them so hard, that you wouldn’t even believe it. We would hit them every which way.”


Michael Savage

He said the U.S. and its allies should “demean” and humiliate ISIS, taking issue with media calling the suspected organizer of the attack “the mastermind.”

It doesn’t take a “mastermind,” Trump said, to walk into a place where nobody has guns and shoot everybody.

“We have to demean these people,” Trump said. “We can’t call them masterminds. They are savages. They are just savages.”

Savage noted that in Word War II, the allies launched a propaganda campaign against the Nazis and the Japanese empire that focused on humiliating the enemy.

Put refugee in Syrian ‘safe zone’

Asked about the Middle East refugee problem, Trump affirmed his previous vow to deport the Syrian Muslim refugees Obama is allowing into the United States.

“I’m just putting people on notice that if they come, they are going to be deported,” Trump said. “Now, it’s a very sad thing. And I have a bigger heart than any of them, but we have no choice.”

He pointed to an $18 billion debt and many other domestic problems.

He affirmed he advocates building a “safe zone” in Syria for the refugees and noted the Muslim-majority Gulf States are not participating.

“You look at the money they make, with the oil,” Trump noted. “They said, Why should we when the dumb United States and other countries will do it?”

Trump pointed out that in his previous interview with Savage, he said the coalition against ISIS should bomb the source of ISIS wealth, its oil assets.

“Now, about two days ago, they started hitting the oil,” Trump said. “Does anybody say, ‘Thank you Donald’? I’m the only one. I was taking abuse. They said, ‘That’s such a horrible thing to say.’ But now they’re hitting the oil.”

Obama not evil just incompetent

Savage asked Trump what he thought Obama’s real reason is for “flooding” America with Syrian refugees when more than half of the governors have rejected the plan.

“Some people say it’s evil intentions; I think personally it’s incompetence,” Trump replied.

Before the current crisis, he said, it was virtually impossible for Christians from Syria to enter the United States, but “if you were a Muslim in Syria, it was one of the easiest ways to come into the United States.”

“The Christians are having their heads cut off, and those people found it almost impossible to get in, before this mess we have now,” he said.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/trump-grilled-savagely-on-pathological-carson/#CtFRarf4PBL4rThJ.99

Outrage After Trump Says THIS About Muslims and Mosques


Donald Trump sat with Morning Joe recently to discuss the recent ISIS attacks on Paris. THIS is what his plan of action would be if HE was President.


“You’re going to have to watch and study the mosques because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says on MSNBC when asked what should be done to protect U.S. citizens.

“From what I heard, in the old days, meaning a while ago, we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City and I understand our mayor totally cut that out.”

Asked about possibility of France shutting mosques with radical ties and whether he’d do same as U.S. president, Trump says, “I would hate to do it, but it’s something that you’re going to have to strongly consider because some of the ideas and some of the hatred, the absolute hatred, is coming from these areas”

This Saturday Night Live sketch presents Ben Carson


Saturday Night Live presents the real Dr. Ben Carson during his days back in da hood.

Now you’ll see why voters are SOOOOO excited about the Carson candidacy.


Even after Paris, Carson won’t fire Williams the loony who wants Nation of Islam patrolling Chicago

By Kevin “Coach” Collins FOR COACHISRIGHT.COM

The Paris attack shows us what Islamic wild animals intend to do to us. So when will Ben Carson fire Armstrong Williams his de facto campaign manager and big Nation of Islam fan?

Carson makes his biggest blunders speaking off the cuff. Without his chief handler and puppet master it is very difficult for him to explain some of his most puzzling positions. He is not a politician and it shows almost every time he speaks. “But this is a year that FARRAKHAN 2we don’t want politicians,” you say.

This primary season has shown us that a strong resume can get you on the stage even if you are not a politician. But Carson is reminding us that once they hand you the mic something constructive has to come out of you. This includes something constructive coming out of the mouth of your chief adviser as well. Carson says enough foolish things – pyramids were built as grain silos- on his own to scuttle his campaign if he were White, but the nutty things he says are, well, nutty and should be laughed at as he is being shown the door.

What isn’t funny is that his chief adviser Armstrong Williams, the indispensable man in Carson’s camp, is a big supporter of the Nation of Islam! Think about that.

Williams has written that he thinks it would be a great idea to use taxpayer money to pay Nation of Islam criminal Muslim psychopaths, who have been recruited in prisons, to patrol the NATION OF ISLAMstreets of Chicago. Presumably these self-avowed anti-Americans would be armed (they likely have their own guns) and work side by side with Chicago’s Finest.

When the attacks on Paris gave us a look at what Islam plans for us, Carson should have fired Williams immediately; but don’t hold your breath on that.

Carson has turned his campaign over to Williams because Williams supposedly knows what he is doing. Williams thinks there is nothing wrong with the Nation of Islam. That proves there is something wrong with Ben Carson’s judgment. FARRAKHAN 3

Saying Carson is even near Donald Trump in any credible poll is ridiculous.

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Genetic evidence links Jews to their ancient tribe

By Judy Siegel for FreeRepublic.com

JERUSALEM (November 20) – Genetic evidence continues to provide additional proof to the claims that the Jewish people are descended from a common ancient Israelite father: Despite being separated for over 1,000 years, Sephardi Jews of North African origin are genetically indistinguishable from their brethren from Iraq, according to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

They also proved that Sephardi Jews are very close genetically to the Jews of Kurdistan, and only slight differences exist between these two groups and Ashkenazi Jews from Europe.

These conclusions are reached in an article published recently in the American Journal of Human Genetics and written by Prof. Ariella Oppenheim of the Hebrew University (HU) and Hadassah-University Hospital in Ein Kerem.

Others involved are German doctoral student Almut Nebel, Dr. Marina Faerman of HU, Dr. Dvora Filon of Hadassah-University Hospital, and other colleagues from Germany and India.

The researchers conducted blood tests of Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Kurdish Jews and examined their Y chromosomes, which are carried only by males. They then compared them with those of various Arab groups – Palestinians, Beduins, Jordanians, Syrians and Lebanese – as well as to non-Arab populations from Transcaucasia – Turks, Armenians and Moslem Kurds.

The study is based on 526 Y chromosomes typed by the Israeli team and additional data on 1,321 individuals from 12 populations. The typing of the Jewish groups was performed at the National Genome Center at HU’s Silberman Institute of Life Sciences.

The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East was one of the few centers in which the transition from hunting-gathering to permanent settlement and agriculture took place. Genetic studies suggest that migrating Neolithic farmers dispersed their technological innovations and domesticated animals from the Middle East towards Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia.

Studies of Y chromosomes have become powerful tools for the investigation of the genetic history of males, since these chromosomes are transmitted from fathers to sons.

Surprisingly, the study shows a closer genetic affinity by Jews to the non-Jewish, non-Arab populations in the northern part of the Middle East than to Arabs. These findings are consistent with known cultural links that existed among populations in the Fertile Crescent in early history, and indicate that the Jews are direct descendants of the early Middle Eastern core populations, which later divided into distinct ethnic groups speaking different languages.

Previous investigations by the HU researchers suggested a common origin for Jewish and non-Jewish populations living in the Middle East. The current study refines and delineates that connection.

It is believed that the majority of today’s Jews – not including converts and non-Jews with whom Jews intermarried – descended from the ancient Israelis that lived in the historic Land of Israel until the destruction of the Second Temple and their dispersal into the Diaspora.

The researchers say that a genetic analysis of the chromosomes of Jews from various countries show that there was practically no genetic intermixing between them and the host populations among which they were scattered during their dispersion – whether in Eastern Europe, Spain, Portugal or North Africa.

A particularly intriguing case illustrating this is that of the Kurdish Jews, said to be the descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel who were exiled in 723 BCE. to the area known today as Kurdistan, located in Northern Iraq, Iran and Eastern Turkey. They continued to live there as a separate entity until their immigration to Israel in the 1950s. The Kurdish Jews of today show a much greater affinity to their fellow Jews elsewhere than to the Kurdish Moslems.