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Conservative Panelist Absolutely Shreds NBC Correspondent for Defending Samantha Bee

She got ’em good!

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Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and National Review editor Rich Lowry took NBC correspondent Katy Tur behind the woodshed after she attempted to defend the disgusting, vulgar comments “comedian” Samantha Bee used in reference to Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter.

In case you’ve forgotten, in the mix of muck and mire that comes out daily concerning the state of politics in modern America, Bee created a little segment on her TBS show blasting Ivanka for posting a photo with her son, calling her the “c-word” and slamming Trump’s immigration policy for “ripping families apart.”

“This spark of the culture wars with Roseanne and Sam Bee. Is this about our inability to deal with race in this country?” said host Chuck Todd. “That’s what the Left sort of sees it as, Joshua. Or, is this about a double standard in that we sort of hold… we’ll hold folks on the right more accountable with their bad tastes than we will on the left?”

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“I am very glad to see a certain amount of backlash against them, almost as if the American people are saying, ‘Stop it already, this is terrible. You’re making it worse,'” said Noonan.

Here’s Tur’s response and attempted to defense of Bee’s horrific behavior:

“I do think what’s unfortunate here is that the Samantha Bee controversy, it’s now overshadowing what is the story that she was trying to bring attention too, which is a story that families are being ripped apart at the border,” she opined. “That this administration is claiming there is a new law when it’s just a policy and they’re taking families apart even when families are coming in, according to reporters, asking for asylum. That is a real issue. That is not being covered because we’re all talking about Samantha Bee using a word that she should not have used.”

Noonan wasn’t having any of this nonsense. Not a drop.

“It wasn’t just a word,” she retorted. “It was an obscene personal attack … and that did obscure her point, but that also showed maybe she wasn’t serious about it.”

Lowry decided to join in on the tag team action and drop a verbal elbow on the whole matter:

“I don’t think Samantha Bee and Roseanne are really comparable,” said Lowry. “I think some people are saying Trump enabled Roseanne Barr. She has been a kook for 20 years. And her Twitter timeline has been grotesque for 10 years or however long she’s been on Twitter. But Samantha Bee was hired to be a partisan vulgarian. And underlining something Peggy said, my friend Yuval Levin of National Affairs makes a point, the problem with institutions: no one considers themselves an insider anymore has a responsibility for being better and being a steward. Everyone considers themselves to be an outsider.”

Well said.

Listen, the problem isn’t that ABC dropped the hammer on Roseanne. That whole fiasco is understandable, given the horrific nature of the comment she let fly on social media.

What celebrities of all stripes fail to understand is that when you have a show on a certain network, you represent that network. Thus, it is imperative that you think through the things you say in public, because they no longer reflect on you alone, but on your network and co-stars also.

While freedom of speech exists, that doesn’t mean none of our speech has consequences. Obviously it does.

That being said, the problem here is that Bee is not being held to the same standard by her fellow liberals that they held Roseanne too. If you are going to espouse a particular principle and cite such as justification for taking specific action, you need to be consistent in your application of that principle.

Otherwise you’re a hypocrite, which is exactly what Bee and TBS — the network that airs her show — are being right now.

Source: The Daily Wire

 

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Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Says Trump Isn’t Making Up Border Emergency

The more the Democrats fights securing the border, the larger the price they will pay in 2020.

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[This piece originally appeared at LidBlog.com and has been reprinted with permission from the author.]

Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan: Democrats’ battle against the border wall is driven by identity politics. President Trump declaration of a national emergency to build a border barrier is necessary according to Obama’s Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan.

The more the Democrats fights securing the border, the larger the price they will pay in 2020.

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Per the Daily Caller:

Former President Barack Obama’s Border Patrol chief blamed the disagreement surrounding the border wall on identity politics, during a Friday night interview with Brian Kilmeade on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Mark Morgan was on Carlson’s show to discuss President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a state of emergency in order to reallocate funds toward constructing a wall along the southern border. Trump received $1.375 billion from the bill that he signed, and intends to dedicate an around $6.5 billion more from other agencies.

“Mark Morgan is the former head of the border patrol. And he’s heard the rhetoric, but he knows the reality. Mark, is the president making up an emergency?” Kilmeade asked.

“Absolutely not,” Morgan responded. “Brian, this is part of the frustration for those of us from a law enforcement, border security perspective. How many more statistics do we have to provide? How many more factually based examples do we have to provide? How many more angel families have to stand in front of some of these individuals before they finally say, ‘Yeah, okay, this is real.’ It’s just incredulous.”

In an interview with CNN former border patrol chief Mark Morgan said that President Trump had no choice but to declare a national emergency to get funding for the border wall because “Congress failed.”

The Democrats think they know so much more and are much better informed than those who are actually on the ground every day at the Southern border.

This is not the first time Mark Morgan explained that a border barrier was necessary. In a mid-January interview he stated:

“Before I was the chief of border patrol I was with the FBI,” Morgan explained. “And I actually supervised MS-13 gang force in southern California. We used to catch them on surveillance wires, and they would laugh, MS-13 gang members would laugh [at] how easy it was to go back between Mexico and the U.S. border.”

(…) The other day when they had the national press conference, and they [border patrol agents] got up, and they said the wall works, they’re right,” said Morgan. “And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.”

This isn’t only about identity politics. It’s also about stupid, stubborn, defiant Democrats who have chosen to disregard their duty to represent the people in favor of petty party politics

 

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MAGA MADNESS: Loony Lib Pulls Gun on Trump Fan Over Hat

I must remind you once again that we are all Americans, regardless of our political affiliation.  It’s time to start acting like it.

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What started out as a social media joke about the lunacy of the liberal left has now turned into a bonafide phenomenon called Trump Derangement Syndrome, for which we are too intrinsically intwined to have any true perspective as if yet.

Try to remember the shock and horror that you felt when you first saw the bloody, decapitated head of the President at the end of Kathy Griffin’s outstretched arm.  The steely, cold stare that she gave the camera was purely chilling.  Her eyes belied no emotion at the heinous and callous effigy in her hands, that she herself chose to create.  She had the uncaring and unflinching look of a cold-blooded predator.

It was unnerving to witness.  The photo-realistic, bloody head was enough to form a brick somewhere deep in my guts, but seeing Kathy Griffin’s absolute void of emotion struck me in ways that no political imagery had before.

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Now, remember that this was all nearly two years ago now.  Today, in 2019, were we to see something like this, it wouldn’t have nearly the effect.  We’d scoff, and scold, but in the end we would chalk it up to “liberals being liberals”.

It is this passage of time, and the erosion of dignity within the democratic party, that has led to madness such as this:

Police in Bowling Green, Kentucky, say James Phillips was arrested after witnesses said he pulled a gun inside a Sam’s Club outlet because the victim was wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat.

A police report notes that the suspect admitted to getting upset over the headwear and that he “flipped off” the MAGA hat wearer, according to WBKO-TV 13.

The victim, Terry Pierce, told police he had a right to wear the hat. “I have as much right to wear that hat and support my country and my president as he has not to,” the Sam’s Club customer said.

Pierce added that Phillips, “Pulled a .40 caliber out and stuck it in my face, backed up and said, ‘It’s a good day for you to die.’”

Phillips claimed that he told Pierce to put the gun down so they could settle the argument like men, but Pierce ran out of the store, instead.

I must remind you once again that we are all Americans, regardless of our political affiliation.  It’s time to start acting like it.

Sensibility is the only cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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