On Father’s Day 2008, candidate Barack Obama made his most honest speech on race, maybe his only halfway honest speech on race. The media barely noticed. The site was the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. From the pulpit Obama spoke to the gathered voters — excuse me, congregants — with uncharacteristic audacity.
Revolutions inevitably consume their own. Last week, more than 300 people signed an “Open Letter” calling for Laura McQuade’s removal as CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Under pressure this week, the board of directors cashiered McQuade. It is hard to say which is more daft, the board’s buckling to the demands of staff or the staff’s willful blindness to the unholy business in which it engagesThe letter would make even George Orwell’s head spin.
On Black Lives Matter’s website, the organization’s radical founders trace the creation of their movement “to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.” Had those founders paid any attention to the trial, they would have known that Zimmerman should never have been charged with murder, let alone tried.
“I am reliably informed that the NSA or its partners intercepted at least some of the communications between Mr. Rich and Wikileaks,” wrote attorney Ty Clevenger in a startling letter last week to Richard Grennell, Interim Director of National Intelligence. Clevenger represents Ed Butowsky, a high-profile author and financial adviser who dared to ask questions about the late Seth Rich and was sued for his troubles.
“Steve King is a black mark on the Republican Party,” insisted Neil Strauss, the communications director for a group calling itself the “Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).” Strauss continued, “He has supported white supremacist candidates and has even told the New York Times that he thinks white nationalism and white supremacy are inoffensive.” The RJC is pushing an off-the-shelf Iowa state senator named Randy Feenstra in the June 2 Republican primary for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District…
When the final chapter is written on Obamagate, historians will look to the April 10, 2016, as the day President Barack Obama triggered the eponymous coup. Leading from behind as was his wont, Obama was never so far behind that he could not see what was to come. From time to time he showed his hand, starting with an April 10, 2016, appearance on a Fox News Sunday morning show with Chris Wallace.