So, You don’t like President Trump’s gruff manner …

But, please note his list of achievements. It is mind-boggling. We have never seen anything like it before. And, all this despite the complete obstructionism of the Democrats, virtually the entire media – newspapers, TV and behind the scenes …  jealous elements of his own party protecting their own mis-guided self-interests.

Not voting Republican and for those that support Trump’s  amazing record has become politically unacceptable, self-defeating,  unpatriotic and, in fact, un-American.   jsk

THE LIST OF PRESIDENT TRUMPS ACHIEVEMENTS IN JUST TWO YEARS!

Economic Growth

  • 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
  • For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.

Jobs

  • 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
  • More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
  • Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
  • The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
  • Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
  • Unemployment claims at 50 year low
  • African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.

–African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018. –Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.

–Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.

  • Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.

–Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.

  • Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.

–July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.

  • Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.

–July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.

  • Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
  • Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
  • Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
  • Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”

–68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.

  • Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.

–Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.

  • Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.

–Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.

  • 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.

American Income

  • Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
  • Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
  • Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
  • Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
  • Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
  • Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.

–Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.

  • Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.

American Optimism

  • Small business optimism has hit historic highs.

–NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August. –SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.

  • Manufacturers are more confident than ever.

–95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.

  • Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
  • 12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
  • Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.

American Business

  • Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.

–Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
  • ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
  • Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
  • Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.

–Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.

Deregulation

  • Achieved massive deregulation at a rapid pace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action during his first year in office.
  • Signed legislation to roll back costly and harmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, and community and regional banks.
  • Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
  • Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule.
  • Used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations more times than in history.

Tax Cuts

  • Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law.

–Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families. –Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small Business.

–Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.

–Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standard deduction.

–Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a family.

–Lowered America’s corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete and win.

–Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.

–Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.

  • 9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the Treasury Department.
  • More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
  • Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
  • Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.

Worker Development

  • Established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for high-demand industries.
  • Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.
  • Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
  • Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.

Domestic Infrastructure

  • Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize $200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment across the country.
  • Executive order expediting environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.
  • Federal agencies have signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects.
  • Rural prosperity task force and signed an executive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.

Health Care

  • Signed an executive order to help minimize the financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  • Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  • Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.
  • Enacted changes to the Medicare 340B program, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
  • FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
  • Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce they will freeze or reverse price increases.
  • Expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans.
  • Let more employers to form Association Health Plans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably provide health insurance to their employees.
  • Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.
  • Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
  • USDA invested more than $1 billion in rural health care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people in rural communities across 41 states
  • Proposed Title X rule to help ensure taxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
  • Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
  • HHS formed a new division over protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.
  • Overturned Obama administration’s midnight regulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
  • Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.

Combating Opioids

  • Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session of the United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with international leaders.
  • Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out of our communities.
  • $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 that arrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribing too many opioids.
  • Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorial to President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about the human toll of the opioid crisis.
  • Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent in 2017.
  • Opioid Summit on the administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
  • Created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways to tackle the opioid crisis.
  • Led two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneeded prescription drugs each time.
  • $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 to help areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
  • Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.
  • DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
  • Joint Criminal Opioid Dark-net Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
  • Declared the opioid crisis a Nationwide Public Health Emergency in October 2017.

Law and order

  • More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed in the first year in office than ever.
  • Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. Circuit Court judges.
  • Followed through on the promise to nominate judges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution.

–Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

  • Signed an executive order directing the Attorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who commit crimes against law enforcement officers.
  • Launched an evaluation of grant programs to make sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcement officers.
  • Established a task force to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
  • Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
  • Violent crime decreased in 2017 according to FBI statistics.
  • $137 million in grants through the COPS Hiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, and support crime prevention efforts.
  • Enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.
  • Signed legislation making it easier to target websites that enable sex trafficking and strengthened penalties for people who promote or facilitate prostitution.
  • Created an interagency task force working around the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking.
  • Conducted Operation Cross Country XI to combat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 human traffickers.
  • Encouraged federal prosecutors to use the death penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadly drugs.
  • New rule effectively banning bump stock sales in the United States.

Border Security and Immigration

  • Secured $1.6 billion for border wall construction in the March 2018 omnibus bill.
  • Construction of a 14-mile section of border wall began near San Diego.
  • Worked to protect American communities from the threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.

–ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year. –Justice worked with partners in Central America to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.

–Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegal aliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.

  • Fighting to stop the scourge of illegal drugs at our border.

–ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds of narcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds of heroin. –ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000 investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.

–ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-related arrests in FY 2017.

–Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.

–Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancing efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.

–DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.

–DOJ launched their Joint Criminal Opioid Dark-net Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.

  • Released an immigration framework that includes the resources required to secure our borders and close legal loopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigration laws.
  • Authorized the deployment of the National Guard to help secure the border.
  • Enhanced vetting of individuals entering the U.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensure individuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.

–These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court hearing.

  • ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens from the United States in 2017.

–ICE rescued or identified over 500 human trafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.

  • In 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges, responsible for:

–Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses. –More than 48,000 with assault offenses.

–More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.

–More than 5,000 with sexual assault offenses.

–More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.

–Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.

  • Created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.
  • More than doubled the number of counties participating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminal aliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.

TRADE

  • Negotiating and renegotiating better trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.

–Agreed to work with the European Union towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides. –Deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.

–Litigated multiple WTO disputes targeting unfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.

–Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.

–Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.

–Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.

–Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.

–Established a Trade and Investment Working Group with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.

  • Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs to protect our vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our national security.
  • Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017 alone.
  • Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way.

–25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. –Conducted an investigation into Chinese forced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectual property theft.

–Imposed safeguard tariffs to protect domestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’s trade policies.

  • Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  • Secured access to new markets for America’s farmers.

–Recent deal with Mexico included new improvements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly. –Recent agreement with the E.U. will reduce barriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.

–Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’s unfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.

–Defended American Tuna fisherman and packagers before the WTO

–Opened up Argentina to American pork experts for the first time in a quarter-century

–American beef exports have returned to china for the first time in more than a decade.

  • OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.

Energy

  • Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.
  • Opened up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.
  • Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.
  • Rolled back the “stream protection rule” to prevent it from harming America’s coal industry.
  • Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Plan and proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.
  • Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climate agreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5 million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.
  • U.S. oil production has achieved its highest level in American history
  • United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world.
  • U.S. has become a net natural gas exporter for the first time in six decades.
  • Action to expedite the identification and extraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security and economic prosperity.
  • Took action to reform National Ambient Air Quality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.
  • Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.
  • Proposed an expansion of offshore drilling as part of an all-of-the above energy strategy.

–Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.

  • Got EU to increase its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.
  • Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Foreign Policy

  • Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  • Withdrew from Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.

–Treasury has issued sanctions targeting Iranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force. –Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crude exports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, and international companies have pulled out of the country.

–All nuclear-related sanctions will be back in full force by early November 2018.

  • Historic summit with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.

–The two leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress. –North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.

–Negotiated the return of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers from the Korean War.

  • Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.
  • Executive order preventing those in the U.S. from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, including prohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.
  • Responded to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.

–Rolled out sanctions targeting individuals and entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program. –Directed strikes in April 2017 against a Syrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.

–Joined allies in launching airstrikes in April 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.

  • New Cuba policy that enhanced compliance with U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppression and human rights abuses.

–Treasury and State are working to channel economic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.

  • Changed the rules of engagement, empowering commanders to take the fight to ISIS.

–ISIS has lost virtually all of its territory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump. –ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah, was liberated in October 2017.

–All Iraqi territory had been liberated from ISIS.

  • More than a dozen American hostages have been freed from captivity all of the world.
  • Action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.

–Expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, WA. –Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on government computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.

–Imposed sanctions against five Russian entities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligence units to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.

–Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizing activities.

–Sanctioned 100 targets in response to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.

–Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine better defend itself.

  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.

Defense

  • Executive order keeping the detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.
  • $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.
  • Largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.
  • Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensure America’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.
  • Released America’s first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.
  • New strategy on national biodefense, which better prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.
  • Administration has announced that it will use whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen from unjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
  • Released an America first National Security Strategy.
  • Put in motion the launch of a Space Force as a new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.
  • Encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-upon levels.

–In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies. –Every member state has increased defense spending.

–Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percent benchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.

–NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.

  • Executive order to help military spouses find employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.

Veterans affairs

  • Signed the VA Accountability Act and expanded VA tele-health services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.

–Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 – to veterans in a single year than ever before.

  • Strengthened protections for individuals who come forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.
  • Signed legislation that provided $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA.
  • VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform to the VA system that:

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–Consolidated and strengthened VA community care programs. –Funding for the Veterans Choice program.

–Expanded eligibility for the Family Caregivers Program.

–Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.

–Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit and retain quality healthcare professionals.

–Enabled the VA to modernize its assets and infrastructure.

  • Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
  • Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medical records to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades old priority.
  • Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  • Increased transparency and accountability at the VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with access to wait time and quality of care data.
  • Signed legislation to modernize the claims and appeal process at the VA.
  • Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members.

–Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ access to their educational benefits.

  • Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
  • VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  • Signed the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involved veterans

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DEMONIZING ISRAEL VIA THE HI-JACKING (PERVERSION) OF LANGUAGE

With malice aforethought, painting Israel up against a black propaganda exercise inverting truth and lies, unfortunately, with devastating effect.

BY MELANIE PHILLIPS

The Jerusalem Post

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

If there’s one refrain which gets me chewing the carpet, it’s the plaintive question, “Why is Israel unable to get its message across?”

The naivety behind this question is itself a large part of the answer. It’s not just the fact that – as has now become all too obvious – the demonization and delegitimization of Israel is inextricably linked to the ineradicable poison of anti-semitism.

More pertinently, Israel has been up against a black propaganda exercise which has inverted truth and lies with devastating effect. Its only equivalent in scale, skill and evil intent is the manipulative mind control practiced by totalitarian regimes.

No coincidence: This strategy of psychological warfare deployed by the Palestinians was devised by Yasser Arafat in cahoots with the Soviets, who knew a thing or two about subverting the values of an entire culture. And the war against the Jews is part of the broader war against the free world and the core tenets of Western civilization.

The attempt to counter this by Israel’s defenders has been woefully misjudged. There’s the defensive-crouch response (“Hey guys, why are you dumping on us – can’t you see we’re the victims here?”) which, by responding on the enemy’s own distorted grounds of purported Israeli aggression, is itself halfway to conceding defeat.

Or there’s the attempt to persuade the world of Israel’s elevated standards of ethical behavior (“Hey guys, look at all the Palestinians we’re treating in our hospitals, even including the ones who’ve just tried to murder us!”)

Since the one thing the Western world does not want to hear is the perceived moral superiority of the Jews – of which it is pathologically, irredeemably and sometimes murderously jealous – this particular approach turns abject stupidity into an art form.

Given that the demonization of Israel is the key strategy in the war of extermination being waged against it, “getting Israel’s message across” is the equivalent to using a leaky bucket to ward off a tsunami.

The essence of such psychological warfare is as simple as it is seismic. It is the manipulation of language.

Words have been hijacked so that they come to be understood as the opposite of what they really signify. The importance of this tactic can hardly be overstated.

Many people know little or nothing about the Middle East and have even less interest in finding out. For them, it’s just background noise. But if the language which forms that background noise is hijacked, then the story of the Middle East is hijacked too.

Key concepts have been presented as if in mirror writing so that Israel, the victim of aggression, has been turned falsely into the aggressor while its would-be exterminators are transformed into its victims.

And that’s been achieved not just by telling lies about what’s going on today or happened in the past. Crucially, those falsehoods have been framed by language which conditions the listener to accept them because the language itself has been turned into a lie.

Consider, for example, the word “colonialism.” In left-wing ideology, colonialism is the crime of crimes that defines Western iniquity: the subjection of indigenous peoples in the developing world by white-skinned westerners who occupied their lands and ruled, enslaved and oppressed them.

Left-wingers believe that white, Western Israel has occupied the lands of the indigenous Palestinians whom it is proceeding to rule, enslave and oppress.

EVERY ELEMENT of this is demonstrably false. Israel is neither predominantly white nor Western. More than three quarters of its population, Jews as well as Arabs, are brown-skinned and originally hailed from the Middle East.

Crucially, the Jews are the only extant indigenous people of the land which today comprises Israel, the “West Bank” and Gaza. The Arabs merely formed one of the many waves of conquerors, including Romans, Persians, Greeks, Christians and Turks, who first drove out the Jews and then colonized their rightful and historic home.

It is therefore not the Jews who are colonizing, and thus enslaving or oppressing, anyone at all.  It is the “Palestinians” who are would-be colonizers threatening again to dispossess the indigenous Jewish people of the land.

So Israel and its defenders should talk routinely about “Palestinians” as colonialists.

Many other words which have been turned into weapons of war against Israel need similarly to be reclaimed from their hijackers and restored to their true meaning.

Israel and its defenders should replace the term “peace process” with “appeasement process.” The “occupation” of the disputed territories should be replaced with “liberation.”

Because of its lethal attacks against Israeli civilians, as well as the abuse of their own civilians as human shields, Hamas should routinely be termed “Palestinian war criminals.”

Similarly, Mahmoud Abbas should always be tagged not just as a “Holocaust denier” because of his infamous doctoral thesis. On account of his continued hero-worship of Haj Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem who was Hitler’s chief ally in the Middle East and planned to exterminate the Jews of the entire region in Auschwitz-style crematoria, Abbas should be described as a “neo-Nazi sympathizer”.

Some may say this is merely to hijack the language in the opposite direction. Not so. This is using it to express truths backed by evidence rather than lies. To claim the Israelis are Nazis is an obscene lie; but Abbas really is a sympathizer with the would-be leader of the Nazi extermination program in the Middle East.

And truth and evidence cannot ever be said to be hijacking the language.

As a result, background verbal noise composed of truth would begin to permeate the collective Western brain in place of the current background verbal noise of lies.

The consequence would be that the verbal conditioning which is so essential to influencing the collective mind would produce a very different outcome. The falsehoods and distortions about Israel would begin to jar badly against the story implicitly understood by the term “Palestinian colonialists.”

Totalitarian regimes understand the connection between language and thinking. The Soviet communists repeated formulaic slogans over and over again.

In his book The Language of the Third Reich, Victor Klemperer wrote that the Nazis used language to indoctrinate virtually the entire population. Through their repeated use of particular words in propaganda, speeches and publications, they changed their meaning and context to serve their purposes.

Exactly the same tactics of language control and the hijacking of meaning are being used by today’s “progressive” cultural totalitarians against both Israel and the West – where words and phrases such as “liberal,” “social justice” or “equality” have been turned into their precise opposite.

Language and thinking are linked. The issue is whether that link is to be used to service truth or lies.

Words are being used to twist and enslave the Western mind and to empower the destroyers of the innocent. Language has to be reclaimed from its hijackers and restored to its real meaning if truth, justice and collective sanity are to be restored.

The writer is a columnist for The Times (UK). Her novel The Legacy and her memoir Guardian Angel are available from Amazon.com. Follow her blog and articles at melaniephillips.com, on Facebook at MelanieLatest and on Twitter @MelanieLatest.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu clarifies the “Two-State Solution” and relinquishing land endangering the Jewish State

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October 28, 2018

Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 24 October 2018), attended the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly and was interviewed by JFNA Chairman Richard V. Sandler.

Also in attendance were – inter alia – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Canadian Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons, and senior JFNA officials and North American Jewish community leaders.

Following are excerpts of the Prime Minister’s remarks:

“West of the Jordan, Israel and Israel alone will be responsible for security, 

which means that it’s not just a question of hot pursuit going into Palestinian areas, okay? It’s also having the ability to be there all the time – that’s why the West Bank is not Gaza. We left Gaza and what happened? This tiny thumb, you know, became a position of radical Islam supported by Iran, they fired 4, 000 missiles on us, not only on Beersheba and Ashdod – on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Kiryat Shemona. 

Why is that? Because we’re not there. But we are in Judea Samaria in the West Bank so nobody builds tunnels – they don’t want to, it’s just a waste of time, we’ll get there. And we keep the peace.

Guess who benefits from that? Guess who benefits from that? It’s not only us, it’s the Palestinian Authority (PA). They’d be overrun in two minutes. Couple of years ago we uncovered a plot of 100 Hamas to kill Abu Mazen. Not kill him politically – kill him. So if we weren’t there, they’d not be there, which is exactly what happened when we left Gaza. 

They were there in Gaza, they had 15,000 armed men, Hamas had 3, 000, within two days or a few days, a few weeks, they kicked them out. And we can’t afford that happening in Judea Samaria, the West Bank or any good part of it, which is about 20 times the size of Gaza. 

And so, I said to Joe Biden and I say this everywhere and I say it publicly, I said it in the years since Bar-Ilan 150,000 times: Israel and Israel alone will have the security responsibility in the area west of the Jordan. 

And [former US Vice President] Joe [Biden] said: But that’s not a perfect…that’s not a fully independent state. And I said: Okay, it is what it is. 

You can give it any name you want: state minus; autonomy plus; autonomy plus plus. Sounds like a rating agency or something. But that’s it – that’s the truth. 

And this truth is shared much more widely across the political spectrum in Israel than people understand because we’re not going to imperil the life of the state for a label or for an op-ed, a good op-ed for six hours not even in the New York Times.”

Regarding the Nation-State Law:

“I don’t think you should be concerned but I think you should be informed. Then you can make up your mind because so much of this is based on misinformation. 

From day one Israel was a parliamentary system. Even though I define it as a Jewish state, Herzl defined it as a Jewish state, as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Why are we here? We’re only here because of that. 

Otherwise we’d be in Denmark or anywhere. Why are we here? The one and only Jewish state in the world. Where Jews can live anywhere in the world, should have the freedom to live freely and without fear. But the one place where any Jew can come and migrate automatically is the Jewish state.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu added:

“There are many challenges to the state of Israel but the Jewish future here is in our power. We can control our destiny. To defend ourselves by ourselves, to develop this extraordinary creativity and economy and enterprise and many other things and to do so for all of Israel’s citizens – Jews and none Jews alike and to forge alliances around the world but to maintain the most important alliance of them all – with the United States. It’s irreplaceable. 

What I’m concerned with when it comes to the Jewish people is one thing and that’s the loss of identity. It’s not the question of the wall or the question of conversion, we’ll overcome that. It’s the loss of identity. And that I think is something, is a challenge that we talked about and I think we have to pack together. 

I read an article by Rabbi Hirsch and there’s a line there that is amazing. He said: ‘Those who are not concerned with Jewish survival will not survive as Jews.’ There’s some basic truth to that and I think Jewish survival is guaranteed in the Jewish state if we defend our state, but we have to also work at the continuity of Jewish communities in the world by developing Jewish education, the study of Hebrew, having the contact of young Jews coming to Israel. 

We’re expanding Masa; we’re putting our money where our mouth is. We’re doing now Masa Tech – 700 engineers. But there are so many other things that we need to do. 

We need an approach in the internet age to young Jewish men and women, to young Jewish children around the world so that they understand that their own future as Jews depends on continues identity and it’s protecting Jewish identity and developing Jewish consciousness that is the most important thing. 

It transcends politics; it touches in the foundations of history. So I hope that we do this. This is what I think we’re here for. We are one people – let’s make sure that every child, every Jewish child in the world knows how proud they should be to be Jews.”

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Ben Shapiro on Fox: 10 Reasons to Vote Republican in November

Shapiro, 34, who practices Orthodox Judiasm, has been an influential voice on the American right during this election season warns Republicans that if they lose they should expect an ‘all-out assault’ on US and Israel traditional values.

Oct 18, 2018

U.S. conservative media darling Ben Shapiro listed his top ten reasons to vote for the GOP in the upcoming midterm elections. On his “Ben Shapiro Election Special” on Fox News, the former Breitbart editor warned Republicans that if they lose they should expect an “all-out assault” on their values.

Shapiro, 34, who practices Orthodox Judaism, has been an influential voice on the American right during this election season. He is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire and hosts one of the most downloaded podcasts in the country.

The 2018 election is just 22 days away. Republicans have gained ground in the Senate over the last week. In the House, however, Republicans trail badly: a new CNN poll has Republicans down 13 points in the generic Congressional ballot, and even the more optimistic Economist poll has them down 6 points.

All of this should motivate you to get out and vote. Because if Democrats win the House and Senate in 2018, conservatives should be prepared for an all-out assault on their values — and an assault on President Trump from the media that makes the last 2 years look like child’s play.

Here are ten reasons you should get out and vote on November 6 – and vote Republican.

1. The Courts. For generations, the left has stacked the courts with judicial activists determined to read their priorities into the law by twisting the Constitution beyond recognition. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have successfully remade the federal judiciary by appointing and confirming judges dedicated to the proposition that the Constitution must be read as it was written. If Democrats somehow win back the Senate, they will hold open every single judicial seat, hoping that a Democrat takes the White House in 2020. Then they’ll go right back to rigging the judicial branch, using it as a club with which to destroy Constitutional rights and traditional values.

2. The Investigations. Democrats have already pledged investigations into every aspect of President Trump’s life. They’ll subpoena every member of government they can get their hands on. And we know that they don’t care about guilt or innocence – after all, they just tried to railroad a federal judge by claiming, without corroborating evidence, that he was an alleged gang rapist. In fact, Democrats have already pledged to launch another investigation into Justice Kavanaugh, hoping to undo the results of the confirmation vote. If you enjoyed the disgusting spectacle of Democrats trying to destroy due process of law, get ready for more.

3. Impeachment. While Democratic leadership has been lukewarm on the idea of impeaching President Trump, the base won’t settle for anything less if the Democrats take the House of Representatives. They’ll demand that Trump be impeached for any reason whatsoever – and then they’ll push the narrative that corrupt Republicans don’t care about the rule of law. Now, it’s just possible that Democrats could create a backlash that helps President Trump – that voters react to impeachment by supporting him. But that’s a risky proposition at best.

4. The Economy. President Trump’s chief selling point in his re-election effort will be the economy. And Democrats are dedicated to stifling economic growth if it means stopping Trump. They’ll hold up budgets, blow out spending, push for harsh anti-business regulation. They’ll kill the predictable pro-business climate President Trump has carefully crafted. The stock market will tumble as Wall Street begins to price in the effect of Democratic governance. And businesses will start to sock away capital again to prepare for the possibility that a unified Democratic government could enter Washington in 2020.

5. Foreign Policy. President Trump has done a fantastic job of drawing us closer to our allies and throwing a scare into our enemies. He’s done so because Republicans in Congress are willing to bolster our defense spending as necessary. The same isn’t true of Democrats, who would immediately move to cut defense spending, signaling to the world that President Obama’s weak-kneed foreign policy is back. Democrats would also attempt to undermine sanctions against the Iranian regime in keeping with Obama-era foreign policy.

6. Polarizing Culture Wars. We’ve already seen the Democrats suggest that mob politics is the new normal. We’ve seen the Democrats capitalize on racial issues to polarize the country; we’ve seen them try to divide Americans by class and sex as well. With the platform of Congress, look for Democrats to attempt a series of divisive maneuvers intended to relaunch the culture wars in new and frightening ways.

7. Attacks on Religious Liberty. President Trump has been stalwart in his defense of religious liberty. Democrats will be just as stalwart in their attacks on religious liberty. They’ll surely attempt to push so-called anti-discrimination laws directed at religious businesses, churches, and schools – and then they’ll dare President Trump to veto them so that they can claim that he is a bigot.

8. The Twisting Of Social Media. Democrats have made a habit of threatening our biggest social media companies with investigations and regulations should they fail to crack down on conservative perspectives. Democrats, angry at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, blamed companies like Facebook for so-called “fake news,” and attributed Clinton’s utter incompetence to the impact of Russian bots. Democrats don’t believe any of that, but they’ve frightened social media companies into cracking down on free speech, as a leaked report from Google to Breitbart News showed this week. Social media companies are deeply afraid of Democrats punishing them for failing to target conservatives. Don’t be surprised if those social media companies escalate their efforts to do just that.

9. Radical Growth of the Democrat-Media Complex.
We already know that the mainstream media institutions are dominated by Democratic supporters. And we know that those Democratic supporters will parrot any talking points the Democratic Party pushes. But with Democrats in power pushing every line of attack simultaneously, the media’s never-ending firehose of anti-Republican propaganda will merely widen the nozzle. If you’re worried about media bias now, wait until Democrats control the Congress and put President Trump in their sights.

10. Mob Rule. Democrats believe that they must lash out in anger in order to win in 2018. If they do win, they’ll double down on that anger, hoping it carries them to victory in 2020. Like the mobs invading the Senate and the steps of the Supreme Court? Enjoying top Democratic officials nodding and smiling at crowds harassing Republicans in restaurants? Get ready for much, much more. The only way to shut down the Democrats’ new mob rule strategy is to stop them cold at the ballot box.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency because Democrats didn’t show up to vote. They simply assumed that she’d sweep to victory. They were wrong.

Today, Republicans feel optimistic after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. That’s understandable. I do, too. But that optimism shouldn’t blind us to the importance of voting on November 6. This Democratic Party is more radical than ever and has embraced a nastier vision of politics than ever. But that doesn’t mean they’re fated to lose.

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DeSantis for Gov. of Florida unless you want a sanctuary state and ban on Immigration Enforcement (ICE)

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Ron DeSantis is the former U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District and the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida. He was endorsed early in the Republican Primary by President DonaldTrump.

Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he graduated with honors and was the captain of the varsity baseball team.

He also graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he earned a commission in the U.S. Navy as a JAG officer.

During his active-duty service, he supported operations at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province. 

His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

After active-duty service, Ron served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators.  He still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He was first elected to Congress in 2012, where he fought for term limits, the No Budget/No Pay Act, and to cut taxes.

While serving in Congress, Ron refused his Congressional pension and health insurance plan because he is against special deals for politicians.

He also sponsored legislation to make it easier for the military to prosecute sexual assault and authored the bill to end the secret taxpayer-funded slush fund for members of Congress to make hush payoffs for sexual harassment.

A strong believer in transparency, Ron released his tax returns which are available here.

Ron is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award winning television host. Together, they’re the proud parents of their daughter, Madison, and their son, Mason.  Ron and his family reside in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

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As to Democrat sweep: Attend a Trump rally with 65,000 in attendance and thousands hoping to get in!

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As to Democrat sweep: Attend a Trump rally with 65,000 in attendance and thousands hoping to get in!

Inside the Beltway: The emergence of ‘Trump culture’ – Washington Times

By Jennifer Harper
The Washington Times
October 8, 2018

By week’s end, President Trump will have attended five rallies in five states, taking to the stump to talk of America and cheerful things — a sharp contrast to dire coverage from the news media and grim predictions from Democrats. Through his rallies and public presence, Mr. Trump has created a culture of unapologetic gladness, patriotism, inner mettle, resilience, can-do spirit and optimism among his followers. Granted, such qualities were already a vital force in American history, though it is now chic among cool-minded liberals to dismiss them as nostalgic or worse.

Mr. Trump has reinvented this force for a complicated age. Critics have either scorned or ignored the phenomenon.

Some 65 million Trump voters, however, have embraced the heartland Trump culture — so far removed from the bleak doldrums and noisy skirmishes of Capitol Hill. And it is best described by one man who was part of an enormous throng of Trump fans who showed up in Johnson City, Tennessee, on Monday for a Make America Great Again rally.

Though they waited for most of the afternoon outside the arena, the man and his family did not make it into the rally, or even the overflow area just outside. He loved it anyway.

“We got there about 2:30, and unfortunately there was about 60,000 people in front of us in line. But we decided to stay — and had a great time. I spent four hours in line. It was so festive and happy and well-mannered. It was just a great place to be. It was fun. Everyone was waving American flags,” the Trump fan told talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in a brief on-air conversation Tuesday.

“Did you see any depression, sadness, defeatism over the fact that the Democrats are going win everything in November?” Mr. Limbaugh quipped.
“No, sir. There was none of that. There was no protesters. I’m telling you, everybody had a great time,” the guest replied.

HANSON MAKES A ‘CASE FOR TRUMP’

Historian and columnist Victor Davis Hanson is at work on “The Case for Trump,” according to publisher Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books — part of the giant Hachette Book Group. The book will surely rile President Trump’s foes.

“Hanson will show how a celebrity business man with no political or military experience triumphed over sixteen well-qualified rivals to become president — and an extremely successful president at that. Hanson argues that Trump alone saw a political opportunity in defending the working people of America’s interior whom the coastal elite of both parties had come to scorn.

And Trump alone had the instincts and energy to pursue this opening to victory, dismantle a corrupt old order, and bring long-overdue policy changes at home and abroad,” the publisher notes.
The book will published in five months — just in time for campaign season.

KAVANAUGH EFFECT ON THE BLUE WAVE

A Quinnipiac University Poll of voter sentiment released in September found that Republicans trailed Democrats in approval ratings by 14 percentage points. A new Quinnipiac survey now finds that gap has been reduced to 7 percentage points.

“The numbers suggest the big blue wave may have lost some of its momentum,” observed Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

“Does this represent a Kavanaugh effect? The polling for this took place between Thursday and Sunday, meaning that three of the four days came after the televised hearings in which Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified, a hearing obsessively covered by the national news media.

One might have expected Democrats to get a bump coming out of that hearing, especially given the tenor of the coverage it received. Instead, the momentum shifted in the other direction even among the wider population,” counters Ed Morrissey, senior editor of HotAir.com.

He also points out that a new Harvard-Harris poll found that 69 percent of respondents called the Kavanaugh hearing “a national disgrace,” with 55 percent agreeing that Democrats were “completely partisan” in the way they handled it.

FOXIFIED

Fox News Channel is enjoying its 38th consecutive week as the most-watched network in the cable realm according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox News claimed 20 of the top 25 cable telecasts last week; special coverage of the testimony of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh drew 7.5 million viewers and bested rival fare which aired on cable, as well as ABC and CBS.

As it has for 16 years, Fox News is top dog in the cable news world with 3.2 million prime time viewers, compared to 2.1 million for MSNBC and 1.2 million for CNN.

Fox Business Network remains the No. 1 business network on TV for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen. The network, which celebrates its 11th anniversary on Oct. 15, outdraws CNBC by 28 percent in the ratings.

LADIES DAY: A REALITY

“By almost every economic measure, women are flourishing in today’s economy,” writes Elaine Parker, president of the Job Creators Network Foundation, in a commentary for Real Clear Politics.

“Female unemployment is currently at a 50-year low of 3.9 percent, less than half the rate it was as recently as President Obama’s second term. This summer, the female unemployment rate reached its lowest level in 65 years. Prime-age female employment has increased by 1 million since November 2016. This year, the prime-age female employment rate finally returned to its pre-Great Recession level,” says Ms. Parker.

“Women are 15 percent more likely than men to have a college degree, and that increases among recent graduates. The number of women-owned businesses has grown by 114 percent over the past 20 years compared to just 44 percent overall. There are an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses, about 40 percent of the total businesses in the country,” says Ms. Parker.

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IDENTITY POLITICS IS DESTROYING US

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How diversity mania is poisoning politics, culture, education and science

WHISTLEBLOWER MAGAZINE
October. 2018

“Identity Politics” – a sacred cause for today’s Democratic Party – is reshaping American life, law, politics, culture and virtually every major institution. Yet most people have little or no idea what it really is – or how dangerous.

Though the term has changed meanings over the years, “identity politics” today has morphed into something so perverse and destructive as to literally promote hatred, conflict and mental illness on the individual level, and on a societal level widespread mistrust, tribalization and ultimate disintegration of the greatest nation in history.

All this is dramatically explored in the October 2018 issue of World Net Daily’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, “IDENTITY POLITICS IS DESTROYING US: How diversity mania is poisoning politics, culture, education and science.”

Not long ago, America was almost universally recognized as not just the world’s most powerful and successful nation, but amazingly enough, also the freest, most optimistic and unified, despite its being the most multi-ethnic country in history. That’s why America has long been the No. 1 destination for refugees and other immigrants the world over.

But today – thanks to this mysterious factor called “identity politics” – America’s treasured unity has been replaced by a bizarre national obsession with “systemic racism,” “implicit bias,” “discrimination,” “structural inequality,” “misogyny,” “Islamophobia,” “xenophobia,” “homophobia,” “transphobia” and a never-ending stream of new sins and phobias.

Indeed, it’s all today’s left can talk about, having successfully propagated the myth that the ranks of Republicans and Christian conservatives are full of racists, fascists, Klansmen and Nazis. Meanwhile, college students are drowning in a culture of fear and guilt, pathologically fixated on mysterious new phantom sins like “white privilege,” “toxic masculinity,” “micro-aggressions” and “cultural appropriation.”

Then there’s sex. While the left’s ever-metastasizing sexual revolution has introduced and glorified many new protected “minority groups,” the most disturbing of all, dominating today’s news, is transgenderism. Yet a recent Brown University study revealed that many troubled young people are “coming out” as transgender due to the powerful forces of “social contagion” – literally, they do it because they see other people doing it.

Even the hard sciences, the so-called STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – are currently under withering attack for being insufficiently “diverse,” with major American institutions watering down their standards and requirements so as to attract more women and minorities.

As author and economics professor Walter Williams writes in this issue of Whistleblower: “Some of the arguments for doing so border on insanity. A math education professor at the University of Illinois wrote that ‘mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.’ She says that the ability to solve algebra and geometry problems perpetuates ‘unearned privilege’ among whites! A professor at Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education published an article in a peer-reviewed journal positing that academic rigor is a ‘dirty deed’ that upholds ‘white male heterosexual privilege,’ adding that ‘scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonizing.’”

You read that right, they key word being “insanity.” The problem is, all this “insanity” is transforming America before our eyes.

Highlights of “IDENTITY POLITICS IS DESTROYING US” include:

“Confessions of a (former) left-wing radical with cool ethnicity” by Joseph Farah

“Americans’ desperate search for identity” by David Kupelian. In a fractured nation, millions look for meaning and acceptance in all the wrong places

“The unpardonable heresy of Tucker Carlson” by Patrick J. Buchanan, about controversy following the Fox host asking: “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Please be specific”

“Cultural appropriation disorder: America’s newest pathology.” From dresses and hairstyles to food and yoga, everything is now a cause for offense

“The destructive power of identity politics: How higher education has been transformed into hateful indoctrination” by Scott Greer

“Identity politics now sabotaging hard science” by Walter Williams, on how technology, engineering and math are all “under attack” by diversity police who “border on insanity”

“The great American identity theft: Exploring the surprising origin of today’s ‘multicultural madness’” by David Kupelian

“NYC’s war on academic excellence” by Michelle Malkin, on how identity politics has birthed a social-engineering agenda that punishes merit-based admissions

“Court ‘licenses’ illegals to commit identity theft” by Jack Cashill, showing how one state’s Supreme Court exempted “undocumented” immigrants from laws governing American citizens

“Who are today’s white nationalists?” by Dinesh D’Souza. In an era of universal identity politics, it was inevitable this one last group would join in:

“The rotten fruit of feminism and identity politics” by Dr. Michael Brown, on why more and more people today believe white males are inherently evil

“Ex-lesbian’s new identity” by Jason and David Benham, in which the Christian pro athlete brothers recount a moving experience with one young, confused believer.

“Identity politics says what matters most isn’t what you believe, but who you are,” said Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian.

“But this is a flagrant repudiation of the original notion of the American identity, wherein what we hold in common isn’t our ethnicity or skin color or sexual hang-ups, but love of a shared history and reverence for certain transcendent values. I think this issue of Whistleblower comes as close as possible to capturing the essence of both the metastasizing problem America now faces – and the truly enlightened solution.”

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What to do with George Soros – Lock Him Up!

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George Soros’s March on Washington

Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were brought to us by a well-funded network.

By Asra Q. Nomani
Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2018

Some 200 protesters march across the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the foot of the south wing. Inside, the U.S. Senate is wrapping up its debate, hours before the Saturday afternoon vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Members of the crowd rush up the steps, unfurl professionally printed banners, stand defiantly, and pump their fists in the air.

“Whose house?” they shout.

“Our house!” they answer.

By the time of the vote, they’ve moved across the street to the Supreme Court building. After getting word of the vote, again they rush the steps. Two women climb the statues flanking the steps—“Contemplation of Justice” and “Authority of Law”—for more fist-pumps.

On the steps, Bob Bland, a co-founder of the Women’s March, silently sends a thumbs-up signal to another leader, later boasting: “We took the Supreme Court.” On Friday the Women’s March had tweeted out a photo of Sen. Susan Collins, who cast the deciding vote for Justice Kavanaugh, with “Rape Apologist” written across her image.

In a series of tweets and rally comments, President Trump described the crowd as “an angry left-wing mob” of “professional protesters who are handed expensive signs” and “paid for by [George] Soros and others.” Mr. Trump’s detractors accused him of engaging in conspiracy theories, and even of anti-Semitism against Mr. Soros, a billionaire donor to liberal causes.

(George Soros is a self-hating Jew that worked, as a teen-ager, for the Nazis rounding up Jews for the concentration camps and brags about it as the highlight of his career) jsk

Yet the President has a point. Many Americans genuinely oppose Mr. Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. I am a liberal feminist whose views on abortion and same-sex marriage align with the Democratic Party’s. Yet while most demonstrators are not paid for their efforts, the protests at the Capitol Saturday, and the ones that have included stalking lawmakers inside and outside their offices, are organized by groups of which Mr. Soros is an important patron.

I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as “partners” in the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March had received grants from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the “House of Soros,” as his philanthropic empire was once called internally.

The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least 80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.

On Saturday I also studied the fine print on the signs as protesters waved them defiantly at the Capitol and the high court. They came from a familiar list of Democratic interest groups that have received millions from Mr. Soros: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Popular Democracy, Human Rights Campaign and on and on. MoveOn.org, a Democratic organizing and lobbying group founded with Soros money, sent its army of partisan followers regular missives that led them to a Google form to ask for train tickets and places to stay.

Under a ginkgo tree on the East Lawn of the Capitol, Center for Popular Democracy field marshals put protesters through a “training” Saturday morning. “Are you ready to be arrested?” she asks. “Yes!” the crowd shouts, although one woman asks quietly: “For what?”

“If not,” the field marshal orders, “stand in line for the visitor’s gallery so an experienced protester can go inside and yell.” One organizer hands out tickets to the Senate visitors gallery for the express purpose of violating the law. That they did—the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by shrieks from the gallery.

The agitators even have help with their handmade signs. Across the street from the Supreme Court, a woman uses supplies provided by UltraViolet Action to write, in Spanish: “No more rapists in power.”

Back on the Capitol lawn, people from Megaphone Strategies, a public-relations firm founded by former Obama adviser Van Jones, manage interview requests from USA Today and other news outlets. Women’s March lieutenants exchange T-shirts for completed “Legal Support Sheets” with information in case of arrest.

Suddenly everyone stands to walk in unison to the Capitol steps. When they arrive, the few Capitol Police officers on the scene silently watch them. The protesters walk up the stairs—though they don’t “storm” them, as the leaders have claimed. There are no barricades, no phalanx of armed police.

Rethink Media created a “social media strategy sheet” back in August for anti-Kavanaugh protesters. One talking point: “Kavanaugh was hand-picked by dark money groups and their billionaire backers.” Rethink Media is itself a Soros grantee, and Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were part of a well-funded, orchestrated network that books buses, hotel rooms and churches for such agitation.

MoveOn.org wrote a guide, “How to Bird Dog”—harass officials in public places—in the spring of 2017, in preparation for town-hall meetings during a congressional recess. Over the past year, I have dialed in to MoveOn.org’s Sunday evening phone calls where they plan the operations and tell their “troublemakers” how to corner lawmakers. I still get alerts for their planning sessions. The last ones have been to #stopKavanaugh.

MoveOn.org announced that its call the night after Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation would feature Ana Maria Archila, the Colombia-born sexual-assault victim who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in a Senate elevator last month while a confederate screamed “Look at me!” She is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. Her salary was listed as $156,333, with a bonus of $21,378, in a recent Internal Revenue Service 990 form.

What I have pieced together is an open secret but one that journalists tend to avoid. Many (including me) sympathize with the liberal causes Open Society champions. Some have been paid Open Society Fellows or grantees. And many are put off by conservative anti-Soros rhetoric, which gets truculent at times.

Mr. Soros, much like the Koch brothers, funds causes he cares about. There’s nothing wrong with that, but democracy is better served if we follow the money on the right and left and find solutions where they are likeliest to lie: in the middle.

Ms. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter.

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What to do with George Soros – Lock Him Up!

How’s Inciting to Riot?

George Soros’s March on Washington

Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were brought to us by a well-funded network.

By Asra Q. Nomani

Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2018

Some 200 protesters march across the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the foot of the south wing. Inside, the U.S. Senate is wrapping up its debate, hours before the Saturday afternoon vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Members of the crowd rush up the steps, unfurl professionally printed banners, stand defiantly, and pump their fists in the air.

“Whose house?” they shout.

“Our house!” they answer.

By the time of the vote, they’ve moved across the street to the Supreme Court building. After getting word of the vote, again they rush the steps. Two women climb the statues flanking the steps—“Contemplation of Justice” and “Authority of Law”—for more fist-pumps.

On the steps, Bob Bland, a co-founder of the Women’s March, silently sends a thumbs-up signal to another leader, later boasting: “We took the Supreme Court.” On Friday the Women’s March had tweeted out a photo of Sen. Susan Collins, who cast the deciding vote for Justice Kavanaugh, with “Rape Apologist” written across her image.

In a series of tweets and rally comments, President Trump described the crowd as “an angry left-wing mob” of “professional protesters who are handed expensive signs” and “paid for by [George] Soros and others.” Mr. Trump’s detractors accused him of engaging in conspiracy theories, and even of anti-Semitism against Mr. Soros, a billionaire donor to liberal causes.

(George Soros is a self-hating Jew that worked, as a teen-ager, for the Nazis rounding up Jews for the concentration camps and brags about it as the highlight of his career) jsk

Yet the President has a point. Many Americans genuinely oppose Mr. Trump and Justice Kavanaugh. I am a liberal feminist whose views on abortion and same-sex marriage align with the Democratic Party’s. Yet while most demonstrators are not paid for their efforts, the protests at the Capitol Saturday, and the ones that have included stalking lawmakers inside and outside their offices, are organized by groups of which Mr. Soros is an important patron.

I started following the money for the “resistance” when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as “partners” in the Jan. 21, 2017, Women’s March had received grants from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the “House of Soros,” as his philanthropic empire was once called internally. The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least 80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.

On Saturday I also studied the fine print on the signs as protesters waved them defiantly at the Capitol and the high court. They came from a familiar list of Democratic interest groups that have received millions from Mr. Soros: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Center for Popular Democracy, Human Rights Campaign and on and on. MoveOn.org, a Democratic organizing and lobbying group founded with Soros money, sent its army of partisan followers regular missives that led them to a Google form to ask for train tickets and places to stay.

Under a ginkgo tree on the East Lawn of the Capitol, Center for Popular Democracy field marshals put protesters through a “training” Saturday morning. “Are you ready to be arrested?” she asks. “Yes!” the crowd shouts, although one woman asks quietly: “For what?”

“If not,” the field marshal orders, “stand in line for the visitor’s gallery so an experienced protester can go inside and yell.” One organizer hands out tickets to the Senate visitors gallery for the express purpose of violating the law. That they did—the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by shrieks from the gallery.

The agitators even have help with their handmade signs. Across the street from the Supreme Court, a woman uses supplies provided by UltraViolet Action to write, in Spanish: “No more rapists in power.”

Back on the Capitol lawn, people from Megaphone Strategies, a public-relations firm founded by former Obama adviser Van Jones, manage interview requests from USA Today and other news outlets. Women’s March lieutenants exchange T-shirts for completed “Legal Support Sheets” with information in case of arrest.

Suddenly everyone stands to walk in unison to the Capitol steps. When they arrive, the few Capitol Police officers on the scene silently watch them. The protesters walk up the stairs—though they don’t “storm” them, as the leaders have claimed. There are no barricades, no phalanx of armed police.

Rethink Media created a “social media strategy sheet” back in August for anti-Kavanaugh protesters. One talking point: “Kavanaugh was hand-picked by dark money groups and their billionaire backers.” Rethink Media is itself a Soros grantee, and Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were part of a well-funded, orchestrated network that books buses, hotel rooms and churches for such agitation.

MoveOn.org wrote a guide, “How to Bird Dog”—harass officials in public places—in the spring of 2017, in preparation for town-hall meetings during a congressional recess. Over the past year, I have dialed in to MoveOn.org’s Sunday evening phone calls where they plan the operations and tell their “troublemakers” how to corner lawmakers. I still get alerts for their planning sessions. The last ones have been to #stopKavanaugh.

MoveOn.org announced that its call the night after Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation would feature Ana Maria Archila, the Colombia-born sexual-assault victim who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in a Senate elevator last month while a confederate screamed “Look at me!” She is co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. Her salary was listed as $156,333, with a bonus of $21,378, in a recent Internal Revenue Service 990 form.

What I have pieced together is an open secret but one that journalists tend to avoid. Many (including me) sympathize with the liberal causes Open Society champions. Some have been paid Open Society Fellows or grantees. And many are put off by conservative anti-Soros rhetoric, which gets truculent at times.

Mr. Soros, much like the Koch brothers, funds causes he cares about. There’s nothing wrong with that, but democracy is better served if we follow the money on the right and left and find solutions where they are likeliest to lie: in the middle.

Ms. Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter.

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Ambassador John Bolton: ‘Palestine’ is not a state

October 4, 2018

US National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP/Susan Walsh)

“It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood,” US National Security Adviser John Bolton stated.

By Batya Jerenberg
World Israel News

US National Security Adviser John Bolton put the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) official status into perspective at a Wednesday press briefing when he announced that the United States would no longer be a signatory party to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“The president has decided that the United States will withdraw from the optional protocol and dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. This is in connection with a case brought by the so-called state of Palestine naming the United States as a defendant [in the ICJ], challenging our move of our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Bolton said.

White House reporters immediately jumped on the adjective, asking whether calling the Palestinian Authority (PA) a “so-called state” was “productive,” considering that President Donald Trump had said he was working towards a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bolton’s answer was unequivocal.

“It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood,” he said. “It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s not a state.”

“It could become a state, as the president said, but that requires diplomatic negotiations with Israel and others,” he added. “So calling it the ‘so-called state of Palestine’ defines exactly what it has been. [That’s] the position that the United States government has pursued uniformly since 1988, when the Palestinian Authority declared itself to be the State of Palestine.”

Bolton might have been referring to the fact that 137 countries have recognized the PA as a state since that date. He reiterated the US rejection of this position on a bipartisan level.

“We don’t recognize it as a state… We have consistently, across Democratic and Republican administrations, opposed the admission of ‘Palestine’ to the UN as a state because it’s not a state.”
Although the PA is only a “non-member observer state” at the UN, it was allowed to formally join the International Criminal Court in 2015. Since the court’s decisions are binding, the US, by leaving the protocol, blocked the Palestinian case.

Bolton added that the withdrawal was part of a general effort by the Trump administration to protect US sovereignty from the reach of the international court.

“We will commence a review of all international agreements that may still expose the United States to purported binding jurisdiction dispute resolution in the International Court of Justice,” he said. “The United States will not sit idly by as baseless politicized claims are brought against us.”

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Most impressive political speech I have ever heard — Senator Susan Collins prior to the Kavanaugh Vote

If you want to understand the history of this Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Fiasco you can do no better than take the time to watch this magnificent speech by Senator Susan Collins, regardless of your political persuasion. I remained spell bound throughout the entire presentation. Please watch it.
There is no question that this analysis was a major factor in the final decision.

Jerome S. Kaufman

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Rachel Mitchell, apolitical expert prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford, finds her testimony inconsistent and contradictory

https://www.dailywire.com/news/36519/prosecutor-questioned-ford-shreds-her-case-5-page-ryan-saavedra

PS (I tried to edit this but there is just too much pertinent information proving this woman, the key accuser and witness for the Democrats, is a fraud despite her heart-rending performance. I must admit I was as completely taken in by Christine Ford’s testimony as every else and thought she had killed Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination because of her emotional appeal — despite the fact that she had absolutely no supporting evidence. The conclusions of expert rape victim expert, Rachel Mitchell, confirmed my worst suspicions as to Ford’s reliability, whether she believed her own testimony or not.

Please take the time to read the article linked below and draw your own conclusions. Then immediately ask your Senator to confirm Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We would be hard put to find a better candidate for the good of this country.) jsk

You may check this complete article at The Daily Wire:

Prosecutor Mitchell, Who Questioned Christine Ford, Shreds Her testimony in a Five Page Memo

Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford last week during a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a five-page memo that was released on Sunday that outlines why she would not bring criminal charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mitchell’s memo notes nine significant problems with Ford’s testimony and underscores that her case is “even weaker” than a “he said, she said” case.

“A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove,” Mitchell states. “But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.

Here are the nine problems outlined in Mitchell’s memo:

1. Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happened:
In a July 6 text to the Washington Post, she said it happened in the “mid 1980s.”
In her July 30 letter to Senator Feinstein, she said it happened in the “early 80s.”
Her August 7 statement to the poligrapher said that it happened one “high school summer in early 80’s,” but she crossed out the word “early” for reasons she did not explain.

A September 16 Washington Post article reported that Dr. Ford said it happened in the “summer of 1982.”
Similarly, the September 16 article reported that notes from an individual therapy session in 2013 show her describing the assault as occurring in her “late teens.” But she told the Post and the Committee that she was 15 when the assault allegedly occurred. She has not turned over her therapy records for the Committee to review.
While it is common for victims to be uncertain about dates, Dr. Ford failed to explain how she was suddenly able to narrow the timeframe to a particular season and particular year

2. Dr. Ford has struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name:
No name was given in her 2012 marriage therapy notes.
No name was given in her 2013 individual therapy notes.
Dr. Ford’s husband claims to recall that she identified Judge Kavanaugh by name in 2012. At that point, Judge Kavanaugh’s name was widely reported in the press as a potential Supreme Court nominee if Governor Romney won the presidential election.
In any event, it took Dr. Ford over thirty years to name her assailant. Delayed disclosure of abuse is common so this is not dispositive.

3. When speaking with her husband, Dr. Ford changed her description of the incident to become less specific:
Dr. Ford testified that she told her husband about a “sexual assault” before they were married.
But she told the Washington Post that she informed her husband that she was the victim of “physical abuse” at the beginning of their marriage.
She testified that, both times, she was referring to the same incident.

4. Dr. Ford has no memory of key details of the night in question—details that could help corroborate her account:
She does not remember who invited her to the party or how she heard about it.
She does not remember how she got to the party.
She does not remember in what house the assault allegedly took place or where that house was located with any specificity.

Perhaps most importantly, she does not remember how she got from the party back to her house.
Her inability to remember this detail raises significant questions.
She told the Washington Post that the party took place near the Columbia Country Club. The Club is more than 7 miles from her childhood home as the crow flies, and she testified that it was a roughly 20-minute drive from her childhood home.

She also agreed for the first time in her testimony that she was driven somewhere that night, either to the party or from the party or both.

Dr. Ford was able to describe hiding in the bathroom, locking the door, and subsequently exiting the house. She also described wanting to make sure that she did not look like she had been attacked.
But she has no memory of who drove her or when. Nor has anyone come forward to identify him or herself as the driver.
Given that this all took place before cell phones, arranging a ride home would not have been easy. Indeed, she stated that she ran out of the house after coming downstairs and did not state that she made a phone call from the house before she did, or that she called anyone else thereafter.
She does, however, remember small, distinct details from the party unrelated to the assault. For example, she testified that she had exactly one beer at the party and was taking no medication at the time of the alleged assault.

5. Dr. Ford’s account of the alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended—including her lifelong friend:
Dr. Ford has named three people other than Judge Kavanaugh who attended the party— Mark Judge, Patrick “PJ” Smyth, and her lifelong friend Leland Keyser (née Ingham). Dr. Ford testified to the Committee that another boy attended the party, but that she could not remember his name. No others have come forward.

All three named eyewitnesses have submitted statements to the Committee denying any memory of the party whatsoever. Most relevantly, in her first statement to the Committee, Ms. Keyser stated through counsel that, “[s]imply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.” In a subsequent statement to the Committee through counsel, Ms. Keyser said that “the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate [Dr. Ford’s allegations] because she has no recollection of the incident in question.”

Moreover, Dr. Ford testified that her friend Leland, apparently the only other girl at the party, did not follow up with Dr. Ford after the party to ask why she had suddenly disappeared.

6. Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault:
According to her letter to Senator Feinstein, Dr. Ford heard Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge talking to other partygoers downstairs while she was hiding in the bathroom after the alleged assault. But according to her testimony, she could not hear them talking to anyone.

In her letter, she stated, “I locked the door behind me. Both loudly stumbled down the stairwell, at which point other persons at the house were talking with them.” Kavanaugh or Mark Judge turned up the music in the bedroom so that the people downstairs could not hear her scream. She testified that, after the incident, she ran into the bathroom, locked the door, and heard them going downstairs. But she maintained that she could not hear their conversation with others when they got downstairs. Instead, she testified that she “assumed” a conversation took place.

Her account of who was at the party has been inconsistent.According to The Washington Post’s account of her therapy notes, there were four boys in the bedroom in which she was assaulted. She told the Washington Post that the notes were erroneous because there were four boys at the party, but only two in the bedroom.

In her letter to Senator Feinstein, she said “me and 4 others” were present at the party.
In her testimony, she said there were four boys in addition to Leland Keyser and herself. She could not remember the name of the fourth boy, and no one has come forward.
Dr. Ford listed Patrick “PJ” Smyth as a “bystander” in her statement to the polygrapher and in her July 6 text to the Washington Post, although she testified that it was inaccurate to call him a bystander. She did not list Leland Keyser even though they are good friends. Leland Keyser’s presence should have been more memorable than PJ Smyth’s.

7. Dr. Ford has struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations, and her testimony regarding recent events raises further questions about her memory:

Dr. Ford struggled to remember her interactions with the Washington Post.
Dr. Ford could not remember if she showed a full or partial set of therapy notes to the Washington Post reporter.
She does not remember whether she showed the Post reporter the therapist’s notes or her own summary of those notes. The Washington Post article said that “portions” of her “therapist’s notes” were “provided by Ford and reviewed by” the Post. But in her testimony, Dr. Ford could not recall whether she summarized the notes for the reporter or showed her the actual records.She does not remember if she actually had a copy of the notes when she texted the Washington Post WhatsApp account on July 6.

Dr. Ford said in her first WhatsApp message to the Post that she “ha[d] therapy notes talking about” the incident when she contacted the Post’s tip line. She testified that she had reviewed her therapy notes before contacting the Post to determine whether the mentioned anything about the alleged incident, but could not remember if she had a copy of those notes, as she said in her WhatsApp message, or merely reviewed them in her therapist’s office.
Dr. Ford refused to provide any of her therapy notes to the Committee.

Dr. Ford’s explanation of why she disclosed her allegations the way she did raises questions.
She claimed originally that she wished for her story to remain confidential, but the person operating the tip line at the Washington Post was the first person other than her therapist or husband to whom she disclosed the identity of her alleged attacker. She testified that she had a “sense of urgency to relay the information to the Senate and the president.” She did not contact the Senate, however, because she claims she “did not know how to do that.” She does not explain why she knew how to contact her Congresswoman but not her Senator.

Dr. Ford could not remember if she was being audio or video-recorded when she took the polygraph. And she could not remember whether the polygraph occurred the same day as her grandmother’s funeral or the day after her grandmother’s funeral. It would also have been inappropriate to administer a polygraph to someone who was grieving.

8. Dr. Ford’s description of the psychological impact of the event raises questions:

She maintains that she suffers from anxiety, claustrophobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The date of the hearing was delayed because the Committee was informed that her symptoms prevent her from flying. But she agreed during her testimony that she flies “fairly frequently for [her] hobbies and … work.” She flies to the mid-Atlantic at least once a year to visit her family. She has flown to Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Costa Rica. She also flew to Washington, D.C. for the hearing.

Note too that her attorneys refused a private hearing or interview. Dr. Ford testified that she was not “clear” on whether investigators were willing to travel to California to interview her. It therefore is not clear that her attorneys ever communicated Chairman Grassley’s offer to send investigators to meet her in California or wherever she wanted to meet to conduct the interview.
She alleges that she struggled academically in college, but she has never made any similar claim about her last two years of high school.

It is significant that she used the word “contributed” when she described the psychological impact of the incident to the Washington Post. Use of the word “contributed” rather than “caused” suggests that other life events may have contributed to her symptoms. And when questioned on that point, she said that she could think of “nothing as striking as” the alleged assault.

9. The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account:

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What exactly did occur in the latest episode of the Kavanaugh Confirmation Fiasco?

By Jerome S. Kaufman

October 1, 2018

As predicted in the Israel Commentary article of Sep 23, 2018:

“Republican Party about to go down the tube with wuss, Sen.Grassley, mis-managing phony witness fiasco.”

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The Republican Party is indeed going “down the tube”. Sean Hannity of Fox News,in disgust, said immediately after the Kavanaugh/Christine Ford hearings that the Republican Party had “‘caved” — actually collapsed and fell right into the trap the Democrats had so cleverly set demanding yet another FBI investigation.

The Wall Street Journal of Sep 20, 2018 points out in their editorial, Politicizing the FBI, that the Democrats want the FBI to investigate an alleged assault from 35-36 years ago and provide commentary and issue judgments. That is not the FBI role. The Senate Judicial Committee has that unique role and does not have the right to relinquish the role to anyone.

Totally ignored was the Senate Justice Committee’s oft-repeated indisputable fact that the FBI had completed at least 6 previous thorough investigations of Judge Kavanaugh and found exactly nothing. No mention of any teen-age sex party or previous contact with accuser Dr. Christine Basey Ford whatever.

Furthermore, there was no creditable witness confirming Christine’s charges. The Wall Street Journal of Sep 25, 2018 describes these charges as:

“those of a dimly recalled incident from 35 years ago, when Mr. Kavanaugh may or may not have been present, which alleged eye witnesses deny attending, and about which the corroboration is second hand and unspecific.” Christine Ford’s charge is nevertheless conveniently submitted as fact by the Democratic Party with malice aforethought.

The next inexplicable mistake was that the Republican chaired Senate Judiciary Committee allowed this lady, conveniently brought out by the Democrats from the woodwork of 35 years ago, to publicly address the Committee before a nation-wide TV audience despite the lack of any confirming evidence whatever. Is this to be the norm wherein anyone making a claim, without any substantiating evidence is given a Senate Judicial Committee hearing and a world-wide TV audience?

The second error was to allow a neutral professional interrogator, Rachel Mitchell, to question Christine Ford before the world-wide cameras.

She did so in a calculated soft and un-alarming, virtually therapeutic manner. The witness was allowed to drone on for endless minutes plaintively describing in great detail the episode of 35 years ago without one interruption from the “interrogator” other than a therapeutic,”OK”

(Since this was originally written, Ms. Mitchell has announced her final findings and conclusions. She found no evidence whatever of Judge Kavanaugh’s presence in the incident Christine Ford described. She also stated that there were several inconsistencies in Dr. Ford’s testimony, the story would never hold up in court and no ethical prosecutor would ever bring the case to court. It does not hold water.)

A review of the Judicial Committee hearing was made shortly afterward by Yahoo News under the declared auspices of Katie Couric and the Yahoo News Staff.

Great exception was taken to the so-called facts presented in the Yahoo review and an additional Fact-Check was conducted.


FACT-CHECK Yahoo!News.

1. True. Dr Christine Blasey Ford is a Professor at Palo Alto University. However Yahoo!News forgot to mention that Palo Alto University is known as a very liberal university.

2. True. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a registered Democrat. And an activist that has participated in multiple Anti-Trump functions. Perhaps her monetary donations were small – $80 (compared to big donors) but she donated none the less.

What Yahoo!News fails to mention:

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford spoke with #MeToo activists for advice as to how to approach spreading her story.

She also “selected” a Democratic activist as an attorney, a partner in a firm that has donated major money to the Democratic Party and is Vice Chair for an organization funded by none other than George Soros!

By the way, who is paying Dr Ford’s legal bills?

(George Soros incidentally is a politically hyperactive billionaire who has contributed over $25 million to various Liberal and Democrat Party groups working to defeat in 2004 then President George W. Bush and has continued massive contributions to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton).

He has been advancing a world-wide radical agenda back to 1979 via his Open Society Foundation. His history goes back much further when he, although born a Jew, was directly involved by the Nazis as a teen-ager to ferret out hidden Jews for execution. Soros proudly declares he enjoyed his work for the Nazis as a high point of his youth.)

4). True. The claim that Kavanaugh’s Mom was a judge in a case that involved a foreclosure of Dr Ford’s parents back in late 1990s is true. However she ruled in favor of Dr Ford’s parents and allowed the mortgage company to drop the foreclosure. This myth was cleared up weeks ago and not really a myth.

Now, the FACTS, not mentioned in this Yahoo!News article.

1). FACT. Dr. Ford sent a confidential letter to her US Representative informing her of a sexual encounter 35+ years ago with Brett Kavanaugh at a party. In the letter, she stated that the “party” involved her and four others.

2). FACT. Dr Ford received and provided notes from a couple counseling session that stated that Dr Ford had discussed a sexual incident back in high school with four boys in the room. No names were provided nor reported.

3). FACT. Dr Ford claims that the psychologist’s notes were incorrect, that there were only two boys in the room with her, Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.

4). FACT. Brett Kavanaugh adamantly denied any involvement, and Mark Judge adamantly denied being present at any such party, and although he was a friend of Brett Kavanaugh, he never saw Brett Kavanaugh act as described.

Who were the other two boys at the party? Dr Ford named a third boy, someone called PJ, who was identified as Patrick J Smyth who also denied being at any party as described by Dr Ford. That’s 3 for 3 against Dr Ford’s claims.

5). FACT. Later in a TV interview, Dr Ford’s attorney claimed that there was another girl at the party but did name her. Who was the other girl? Who was the fourth boy? Who was really at this “party”? Was it Dr Ford and four boys, or was it Dr Ford, another girl and four boys, or was it Dr Ford, three boys and another girl? Who were the other participants? The 4 or 5 other participants are the only first hand witnesses that can verify Dr Ford’s claims.

6). FACT. The “party” supposedly at a residential home in the Georgetown area but Dr Ford hasn’t provided a location or who’s home it was. None the less, the “party” apparently involved 4, 5, or 6 underaged teenagers drinking at someone’s home.

Summary:

So, where are we after all this. We are to have one more week of yet another FBI unwarranted “investigation. This is an obvious successful attempt by the Democrats, thanks to the Republicans, to delay the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Democrat Senatorial Leader Chuck Schumer, within a few minutes of Judge Kavanaugh’s original nomination, declared that he would do every thing possible to upend the confirmation. He has since done a great job of trying to eliminate one of the most qualified man we have ever had for Supreme Court Justice.

The pundits all know that the FBI information will not change one vote in either direction. Let us hope that Chairman Grassley does not allow the FBI one minute beyond the one week and not permit the Democrats to con him around once again.

To my mind he should demand the FBI report by Monday, present it to the Judicial Committee right then and have already scheduled the vote that day or the day later conforming right now to the 3 day notice requirement. Take the vote and let the chips fall where they may. If some Republicans are still ready to abandon their party and vote solely in their own misguided self interests, let them suffer the political and personal consequences the rest of their lives. I am sure Sen. Lindsay Graham will remember their actions forever.

We can only pray that despite the dedicated efforts of the Democrats and the sometimes feeble resistance of the Republicans, divine forces will intervene; Schumer will not succeed; justice will prevail and this great nation will reap the badly needed associated benefits.

Respectfully submitted,

Jerome S. Kaufman

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No! The Arabs are not out-birthing the Israelis. There is no Demographic Time Bomb

(No! They will not ever outnumber the Jews in Israeli unless the Israeli Supreme Court continues in their self-destruct mode and treats Israel’s G-d given land as some fictitious Arab entity created by Yasir Arafat in 1964!)

No Arab demographic time bomb

Redacted from a more detailed article by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

Jewish Political Studies Review, Volume 29, Numbers 3-4, September 2018

Demographic reality defies conventional wisdom (or lack of) 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Jewish State is not facing an Arab demographic time bomb; but, benefits from a robust Jewish demographic tailwind of births and net-immigration.  

For example, between 1995 and 2017, the number of Israeli Jewish births surged by 74%, from 80,400 to 140,000, while the number of Israeli Arab births grew by 19% during the same period – from 36,000 to 43,000 births.

Moreover, contrary to conventional wisdom, the trend of Israeli emigration has slowed down.  Thus, the number of Israelis staying abroad for over a year was expanded by 6,300 in 2016 (the lowest in ten years – a derivative of the growth of Israel’s economy), compared to 8,200 in 2015 and 14,200 additional emigrants in 1990. At the same time, Israel’s population surged from 4.8 million in 1990 to 8.8 million in 2018.

Since the end of the 19th century, the Jewish-Arab demographic balance has systematically defied the demographic establishment’s assessments and projections.   

For instance, in March 1898, Shimon Dubnov, a leading Jewish historian and demographer, projected 500,000 Jews in the Land of Israel by 1998, defining Theodore Herzl’s Zionist vision as “a messianic wishful thinking.”  However, Herzl was the ultimate realist and Dubnov was off by 5.5 million Jews!

In October 1944, the founder of Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS), and the luminary of Israel’s demographic and statistical establishment, Prof. Roberto Bachi, projected 2.3 million Jews in Israel in 2001, a 34% minority. Bachi’s projection reflected the demographic establishment’s underwhelming assessment of Jewish fertility and immigration (Aliyah) and the overwhelming assessment of Arab fertility. In 2018, there are seven million Jews in Israel, a 65.5% majority in the combined area of pre-1967 Israel, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), enjoying an effective demographic tailwind.   

During the 1980s, the ICBS sustained its traditional, minimalist assessment of Aliyah, dismissing the potential of an Aliyah wave from the USSR. But, in defiance of the demographic and statistical establishments – and due to a most assertive, pro-active Aliyah policy by Prime Ministers Ben Gurion, Eshkol, Meir, Begin and Shamir – one million Soviet Jews immigrated to Israel.    

In 2000, consistent with demographic political correctness, the ICBS projected a gradual decline of Jewish fertility rate from 2.6 births per woman to 2.4 in 2025.  However, by 2017, the Jewish fertility rate was bolstered to 3.16 births per woman and 76.5% of all Israeli births were Jewish, compared to 69% in 1995.       
 
The Westernization of Arab demography

In 1969, Israel’s Arab fertility rate (nine births per woman) was six births higher than Israel’s Jewish fertility rate. However, that gap was erased by 2015 (3.11 births each), and in 2016/17 the Jewish fertility rate was higher than the Arab rate (3.16 births per woman and 3.3 when both Jewish spouses were Israeli-born). Moreover, the Arab fertility rate in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) is 3 births per woman, compared to 5 in 2000.   In fact, in 2018, Israel’s Jewish fertility rate is equal to Jordan’s, while exceeding the fertility rates in all Arab countries other than Yemen, Iraq and Egypt.     

The rise of Jewish fertility reflects the enhanced optimism, patriotism, attachment to roots, communal responsibility and a substantial decline in the number of abortions.

Furthermore, while conventional wisdom assumes that the surge of Israel’s Jewish fertility rate was triggered by the Ultra-Orthodox community, reality documents a moderate decline of the Ultra-Orthodox fertility rate (due to the growing integration in the job-market and academia) – while a substantial increase of the fertility rate has been demonstrated by Israel’s secular sector, which is the largest sector of the population.
  
At the same time, the Westernization of Arab fertility (in Israel, Judea and Samaria and throughout the Middle East) is a derivative of the following phenomena:

*Intense urbanization has transformed the 70% rural Arab population in Judea and Samaria in 1967 to a 75% urban population in 2018;

*Most Arab women in Israel, Judea and Samaria have pursued dramatically enhanced education, increasingly completing high school and pursuing higher education;

*Rather than getting married at the age of 15 and beginning reproduction at 16 – as did their mothers and grandmothers – contemporary Arab women tend to delay and shorten that process;

*Arab women have improved their social status, seeking to advance their own careers, thus ending their reproductive period at the age of 45, rather than 55, resulting in less births;

*Rapidly declining teen-pregnancy; 

*Rapidly expanding family-planning;

*Youthful male emigration, among Judea and Samaria Arabs, has widened the gap between the number of Arab males and females there;

*Arab women in Israel, Judea and Samaria, just like Arab women throughout the Arab World have substantially expanded the use of contraceptives.

According to a June, 2012 study by the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau (PRB), 72% of 15-49 year old Palestinian married women prefer to avoid pregnancy, trailing Morocco (78%), ahead of Jordan (71%) and Egypt (69%).  A growing number are using contraception, as family planning services have expanded in the Arab region.
 
Auditing, rather than echoing, the official Palestinian data

In contrast to the Israeli and global demographic establishment, this essay audits – rather than reverberate/amplify – the official data of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The essay examines the records of the PCBS against the data published by the Palestinian Departments of Health, Education and Interior, the Palestinian Election Commission, The World Bank, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel’s Authority of International Passages, etc.

Unlike the demographic establishment, this essay does not indulge in projections, which are subjective by definition, impacted by a litany of unpredictable domestic and international social, economic and geo-political factors. Instead, this essay focuses only on well-documented and verifiable birth, death and migration data.

In 2018, Israel is the only Western democracy and advanced economy, endowed with a relatively-high rate of fertility, which facilitates the sustained growth of the economy, as well as a potential expansion of the military ranks – if necessary – while boosting the level of national optimism.  

Against the backdrop of the aforementioned demographic documentation, the suggestion that the Jewish State is facing an Arab demographic time bomb, is either dramatically mistaken or outrageously misleading.  Or both….
 
Yoram Ettinger

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Republican Party about to go down the tube with wuss, Sen.Grassley, mis-managing phony witness fiasco.

Article One: In the Eye of the Kavanaugh Storm – WSJ Sep 20, 2018

Article Two: Kavanaugh defeat would demoralize Republican base, not energize it. WSJ Sep 21, 2018

Article One: Republican Party about to go down the tube with wuss, Sen.Grassley, mis-managing phony witness fiasco.

Redacted from an article by Tunku Varadarajan
Wall Street Journal
Sept. 22, 2018

Chuck Grassley, chairman,Senate Judiciary Committee, talks about the prospects of confirmation, the effort to give the accuser a hearing, and the #MeToo movement.

The tale of Brett Kavanaugh turned, in a few venomous hours, from being about a hitherto unblemished man —pitch-perfect to Republicans, anathema to many Democrats—into a narrative of sexual assault when he was a teenage boy 36 years ago! (Huh?)

Another man in the scorching public glare alongside Judge Kavanaugh is Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Grassley is a politician of overwhelming experience and calm, and there are few in this company town of incurable politicians who’d argue that he isn’t notably equipped for this scrutiny. (Count me in as one of those – jsk). He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, where he has sat on the Judiciary Committee every year since.

The Kavanaugh hearings took place over a seemingly interminable week after Labor Day. The hearings had the appearance of a circus at times, with screaming spectators hostile to Judge Kavanaugh ejected periodically by police.

“The demonstrators,” Mr. Grassley tells me (Varadarajan), “were exercising the constitutional right to expression of free speech, in a very unconventional way.” (Huh?)

Democratic senators—notably New Jersey’s Cory Booker and California’s Kamala Harris—resorted to a range of tactics to prolong the hearings and delay a vote to send the nomination to the Senate floor. As is now customary, the matter was destined to be decided along party lines. There are 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee.

On Sept. 12, the day before the committee vote was to be scheduled, THE INTERCEPT —a self-styled “adversarial” publication, with exquisite political disruptive timing, ran allegations of a sexual assault that Judge Kavanaugh might have committed as a 17-year-old against a girl of 15! (Huh?)

Within hours, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, committee’s ranking Democrat, confirmed she’d passed on to the FBI a confidential letter from the alleged victim—a letter Mrs. Feinstein has had since July 30. Four days later, the Washington Post published interview with Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser and identified her as Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor in Northern California.


In response, Mr. Grassley—who has appeared unfazed—announced that a vote on Judge Kavanaugh would be postponed until his committee had a chance to talk to Ms. Ford. Through her lawyer, Ms. Ford issued a series of demands, including an FBI investigation and will not show up for the scheduled meeting.

Senator Grassley responded as culled from two interviews Sep. 13-19

“We’ve got to accommodate her,” His face is scrunched with emphasis, and he looks around at his virtually teen-age aides for affirmation! There are five in the room with combined ages barely exceeding Mr. Grassley’s 85 years. (Huh?)

“I’m thinking about contacting her lawyer,” he continues, “and letting her talk to me directly, if the lawyer will advise her to do that. Because I think I can conduct a fair and thorough—and respectful—meeting.”

As of Wednesday, Ms. Ford has stated publicly that she will not attend the hearings scheduled for five days later. But Mr. Grassley appears eager to cut her as much slack as he can.” At some point, he says, he’ll have to call off the meeting if she isn’t coming. And we’re going to give every opportunity we can for her to come.””

Ms. Ford is represented by Debra Katz, a prominent Washington lawyer whose specialties include sexual harassment, and who is close to the Democratic Party.

What would Sen. Grassley say to Ms. Ford if he did, perchance, get her on the telephone? “I’d say that “I have a reputation in an open session of running a committee that’s fair.”

None of the six female Republican senators sits on the Judiciary Committee, and Mr. Grassley acknowledges it may not look good for Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser to receive skeptical questions only from male senators. (Huh?)

Our conversation turns to the other woman in the Kavanaugh drama, Sen. Feinstein, with whom Mr. Grassley has enjoyed, by the standards of contemporary Washington, a remarkably smooth working relationship

Six days later, I asked Mr. Grassley if the manner in which Mrs. Feinstein handled the Ford letter—concealing it from him and other Judiciary Committee Republicans since June 30, 2018 and handing it to the FBI instead—made him lose trust in her.?

Mr. Grassley talks also about the senatorial math of the Kavanaugh nomination. A straight party-line vote, 51-49, would be sufficient to confirm Judge Kavanaugh but Mr. Grassley would like at least a few Democratic votes— for insurance, but also to add a dash of bipartisanship. But, there is a growing belief that the cloud now cleverly created by Democrats over Judge Kavanaugh minimizes this Party cross over.

Mr. Grassley doesn’t share that view. A judge, Mr. Grassley says, is “supposed to interpret law, interpret the Constitution, not try to change everything. (Yeah, Yeah. Tell that to the Dems and Chuck Schumer)

President Trump, at first receptive to Dr. Ford, changed his tune with her on-going limitless demands. On Friday Pres. Trump tweeted that “if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents.” (Why that had not occurred to wuss, Grassley remains an obvious mystery and disappointment).

Mr. Grassley, by contrast, recognizes that times have changed. “How America has come around in the last few years has affected this case,” Mr. Grassley says. “There’s “more appreciation of the charges of sexual misconduct, and treatment of women, and not giving women enough attention to their—to what happened to them.” Is that good for the country?

Mr. Varadarajan (with tongue in cheek?) “Oh, absolutely.” (Huh?)

Mr. Varadarajan is executive editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Article Two: The GOP Can’t Win for Losing

Excerpted From article by Kimberley A. Strassel,
(confirming our worst fears) jsk

Kavanaugh defeat would demoralize the Republican base, not energize it.

Wall Street Journal Sept. 21, 2018

As the battle over Brett Kavanaugh rages on, pundits continue to speculate about what an unproven sexual-misconduct claim might mean for the future makeup of the Supreme Court, for subsequent nominations and for the credibility of the #MeToo movement.

In the halls of Capitol Hill, the question centers on a much more immediate and political question: the fate of the Republican Party. The overwhelming verdict—on right and left—is that if Judge Kavanaugh goes down, so too does the GOP in the upcoming midterms.

For now, the distinguished circuit-court judge is on track for confirmation. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has handled Christine Blasey Ford’s 36-year-old accusation with enormous accommodation, inviting her to give evidence in any manner of her choosing—a public or private hearing, in Washington or California, in person or over the phone. Her decision to join with partisan Democratic calls for an FBI investigation, and her refusal to provide testimony in any form for a Monday hearing, has troubled Republican senators who insisted she be heard.

Tennessee’s Bob Corker put the point clearly in a tweet on Monday: “Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don’t hear from both sides on Monday, let’s vote.” Even undecided Republican senators understand the Democratic playbook and appreciate how unjust it would be to allow a vague, uncorroborated claim to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s career and reputation—especially if his accuser won’t even put her claims in the Senate record.

But with Democrats and their media allies stopping at nothing to derail this nomination, even confident Republicans have been forced to consider the prospect of a defeat.

Wiser Republicans note there’s a reason Spartacus & Co. are working so hard to defeat this nomination. It’s partly because they despise Judge Kavanaugh’s philosophy and fear a fifth conservative on the high court. It’s partly because they want to spare their red-state colleagues a difficult choice before the midterms. But it is mostly because it is a fabulous issue with the Democratic base. Nothing would more energize that part of the electorate than a Kavanaugh scalp.

Republican voters? Oh yes, the base is furious over the Democratic treatment of Judge Kavanaugh. They are angry over the theatrical and uncivil hearings. They are riled up over this late and dirty Democratic hit, the releasing of an accuser’s letter months after it was first obtained.

But listen to those base voters on Twitter , on radio, in public forums. They are prepared to release most of their rage over any Kavanaugh defeat on the Republican Party. One of their abiding complaints is that GOP politicians too easily succumb to liberal tactics. unprovable claim, and a partisan smear designed to deny a duly elected president his Supreme Court pick.

A newly minted Justice Kavanaugh is a crucial part of any winning 2018 message. His confirmation would be proof Republicans are willing to fight for and fulfill promises. It won’t guarantee that they’ll win the midterms and retain their majorities. But it will guard against the drubbing they’d receive from their own voters if they bow now to Chuck Schumer’s underhanded tactics.

Write to kim@wsj.com.

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