O’Keefe promises a few more videos detailing more of this sort of corruption.
O’Keefe promises a few more videos detailing more of this sort of corruption.
As they cut to the CNN rep talking to the audience, she’s setting them up with lines.
“If Mr. Trump had told Billy Bush, whoever that is, earlier this year that he was for open borders, open trade, and executive actions in pursuit of gun control, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had admitted to Mr. Bush that he had profited privately by allowing the sale to Russia of 20% of US uranium deposits or that he had amassed his personal fortune not by hard work in the private sector but by selling favors to foreigners on the American taxpayers’ dime, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had argued that he needed both a public and a private position on issues facing the American public, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. And finally if Trump had serially terrorized and silenced the victims of violent sexual assault whom he feared could damage his political career, we would most definitely be rethinking our support for him.
“Donald Trump’s uncensored comments, both old and new, have been echoed and dissected in the media repeatedly in an effort to kindle among his supporters a conflagration of outrage commensurate with the media’s own faux outrage. Can anyone really be surprised that Mr. Trump could have said to Mr. Bush such things as he has already admitted saying? No. We are completely indifferent to Mr. Trump’s locker room braggadocio.
“The same media that resolutely looked away when the most powerful man in the world, a sitting U.S. president with multiple violent sexual assaults to his credit, snared an impressionable young intern in his web and ruined her life, now expects us to gasp with revulsion at Mr. Trump’s irreverent comments. America is finally fed up and disgusted with its political elite. Trump is channeling this disgust and those among the political elite who quake before the boombox of media blather do not appreciate the apocalyptic choice that America faces on November 8th. We have a country to save and there is only one person who can save it. We, and Americans across the country and around the world, stand steadfastly behind Donald J. Trump.”
Pretty much. We’re down to two choices, and with Clinton who’s been there for 30 years and has been a problem, we know it’ll end poorly for the nation. With Trump, there may be some things that come out poorly, but it’ll certainly be a better future than Hillary offers.
Milton Friedman said you could rarely get the right person into the position to do the right thing, so what mattered was getting the wrong person who ends up in that position to do the right thing.
With virtually any of the other primary candidates, those of us on the right/libertarian/conservative/classic liberal side would’ve found our candidate doing better. But we got Trump, who does seem to have learned things during his run, and does seem to have changed a bit (not a lot, but a bit). And we’re going to have to support him, or we risk ending up with Clinton & Kaine, generations living under a leftist Supreme Court, and a nation further fundamentally changed by elites.
For those unfamiliar with SilencerCo, they’re a pretty major manufacturer of firearms suppressors in the US. They have a reputation as a good company, but also one that doesn’t shy away from pushing for further Second Amendment rights. Specifically, they’ve pushed for a bill called the “Hearing Protection Act” that would take suppressors out of the NFA (National Firearms Act). Currently in the US, to own a suppressor (which tend to take guns from deafening loud to air-tool loud, not Hollywood whisper-quiet), there are a lot of bureaucratic hoops to jump through, and a $200 tax to pay on items that tend to run between $200-$900, and a several-month wait for bureaucrats to process your request to own something that shouldn’t be illegal.
Among the points Don Jr. makes in the video are that in Europe, suppressors are widely used, because it’s nice to not blow your eardrums out or irritate everyone within a half mile.
The interview is interesting to see what other members of the candidate’s family are like. I’d never seen an interview with Don Jr., and the assessments I’d read of him before were underwhelming. Admittedly, SilencerCo is a pretty friendly interview, and aside from the conservative litmus test/exclusion thing that he briefly mentions at the beginning that simply isn’t the case (at least for most of the country), but that’s the only nit I saw to pick – there are a lot of good points covered.
Even if one were to be as cynical as possible about politicians and businesses, the way he knowledgeably and passionately can cover info about the topic demonstrates he’s not BSing here.
A solid point that Don makes is that Hillary has openly opposed the Heller Decision, which started to acknowledge that the Second Amendment says what it says. If Hillary appoints another couple supreme court justices, we could be looking at decades worth of decisions made by leftist activists in direct conflict with what the law actually says.
Uncut interview here:
His discussion of the NY “SAFE” Act shows that he’s also had to live under absurd gun control laws, and rather than be someone who’s out of touch as some kind of elite, shows he’s been impacted by it as well and that these things aren’t lost on him.
There’s always the problem of disconnect by people who are privileged elites not having to live under the same rules, but here, despite finances and connections, he’s still stuck with the same laws we are, and still clearly sees how onerous it is for all American citizens.
Former TX Rep Dr. Suzanna Hupp said that how a politician views the Second Amendment will show how they view the citizenry:
How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.
– and I’ve said for years that the Second Amendment is the canary in the coal mine. It shows you where statist/leftist/progressive politicians are headed based on how they treat your right to self-defense.
Now here we have someone who’d have the president’s ear who’s been on the receiving end of those citizen-crushing politics, and who sees that the right to keep & bear arms is something critical to the fabric of the nation, and even as someone who does travel in industry circles as a celebrity, he still understands and can articulate much of the essence of the Second Amendment.
This video made the rounds a week or so ago, so I’m behind the curve on it. Finally got around to watching it, and it’s hilarious.
It’s also a wonderful rebuttal of some of the Black Lives Matter talking points in intentionally over-the-top style. In a rather colorful form, he points out many of the errors of leftist-racial theory and narrative.
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke makes clear the law enforcement perspective… and one shared by most of the nation regardless of color. The best exchange is above.
The later part, after cutting to commercial to protect Don Lemon from further looking like a biased chump and useful idiot, is what CNN posted. It’s 30 seconds of Don Lemon saying, in effect – if you want to have a conversation, you need to shut up and agree with me, then Lemon running interference for racist Black Lives Matter while saying “that’s a different conversation” every time the Sheriff brings up a point.
Sheriff Clarke is elected by the people of the county to provide law enforcement for them. He is as direct a representation of what a community wants in law enforcement as is possible in a representative democratic republic. And based on that first exchange, it sounds like he’s got the community’s interests at heart – both the citizen community and law enforcement community, as they are one and the same (7).
Normally I’d say it’s a safe bet Sheriff Clarke won’t be invited back… but then again, if it generates ratings, views, and hits, CNN may recognize they should have someone on besides their party loyalist mouthpieces.