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Where were you when black racists & antifa terrorists assault whites & conservatives?

Last weekend, a planned “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces, descended into violence when white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters, forcing the city to declare a state of emergency.

A white man named James Alex Fields Jr., who has schizophrenia and is on anti-psychotic medication, rammed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing a liberal, Heather Heyer, and injuring others. Fields is in police custody and has been charged with second-degree murder.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have expressed outrage, condemning the “white supremacist” rally, and criticized President Trump for his initial response to the violence which did not label the incident as an act of terrorism, nor explicitly denounced the “white supremacists”.

This morning, speaking from the White House, President Trump condemned the Charlottesville violence, saying:

“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the [Ku Klux Klan], neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

That wasn’t good enough for former VPOS Joe Biden (D). Biden took issue with President Trump saying there was a “display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” Biden tweeted:

“There is only one side.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), who had run as a Democrat in the presidential primaries last year, tweeted:

“The white nationalist demonstration in #Charlottesville is a reprehensible display of racism and hatred that has no place in our society.”

Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-NY) tweeted:

“March & rally in Charlottesville against everything the flag stands for. President Trump must condemn in strongest terms immediately.”

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) tweeted:

“The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.”

In a statement, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said “neo-Nazis” and white supremacist groups “are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special.”

In a Facebook post, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote:

“The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate. Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) tweeted:

“Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists.”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the lone black Republican in the Senate, called the attack “domestic terror” and urged that it be “condemned” because “Otherwise hate is simply emboldened.”

Ronna McDaniel, the GOP chairwoman, tweeted:

“The hate & bigotry on display in is dangerous & cowardly.”

Source for the above quotes: ABC News

To all the outraged politicians:

Where was your outrage when a black killed four whites in a racist shooting spree in California last April?

Where was your outrage when a black woman attacked a man with hammer, screaming “I’m sick of fancy white people”?

Where was your outrage when black University of West Georgia students advocated white genocide at a Harvard debate?

Where was your outrage when a black mob in Chicago attacked a woman and her children in their car for being white?

Where was your outrage when 50 Baltimore black teens beat a 61-year-old white man almost to death?

Where was your outrage when armed Black Panthers called for the murder of cops?

Where was your outrage when Louis Farrakhan threatened a race war as black teens killed a white man with hammers?

Where was your outrage when a white Marine veteran required brain surgery from being assaulted by 20 blacks?

Where was your outrage when a mob of black teens assaulted a white disabled Army vet?

Where was your outrage when black teens beat to death an 88-year-old white  WWII vet?

Where was your outrage when a white Marine was beaten and stabbed by 15-20 blacks angry about the Zimmerman verdict?

Where was your outrage when a black woman killed a 12-year-old white by with a blow torch?

Where was your outrage when the Left’s antifa assaulted peaceful pro-Trump supporters before and after the presidential inauguration last January?

Where was your outrage when an anti-Trump mob knocked a Trump supporter unconscious at Portland Airport last January?

Where was your outrage when antifa and ethics college instructor Eric Clanton assaulted at least seven pro-Trump patriots on the head with a bike lock on April 15, 2017, in Civic Center Park, Berkeley, California?

Where was your outrage when Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch and Senate Democrats called for subverting President Trump with marches, blood, and death?

Where was your outrage when celebrities and other Democrats, in words or pics, called for killing President Trump?:

Where is your outrage when an anti-Trump militia published a manual on executions, kidnapping, sabotage, and terrorism?

Where is your outrage when a socialist “Fight Flub” at a taxpayer-funded Florida university trains students to beat up Trump supporters?

For more on the Charlottesville rally, see:

~Eowyn

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Hillary Clinton is more unpopular than Trump

Gee, I wonder why…

From NY Post: Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the presidential election, but she’s winning the unpopularity contest, according to a new poll.

Clinton is viewed favorably by just 39 percent of Americans, two percentage points lower than the president, a Bloomberg National Poll released Tuesday shows.

The survey also says that 58 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the former Democratic presidential candidate compared to the 55 percent who have an unfavorable view of Trump.

Clinton’s favorability rating was the second-lowest since the poll began tracking her in 2009.

“There’s growing discontent with Hillary Clinton even as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight,” said J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the Bloomberg survey. “It’s not a pox on the Democratic house because numbers for other Democrats are good.”

Former President Barack Obama has a 61 percent favorability rating — up 5 percentage points since December, and the highest since the poll began tracking him in September 2009. His vice president, Joe Biden, is also enjoying high favorability ratings at 60 percent, the poll shows.

But the former secretary of state even lost popularity among people who voted for her in November, with more than a fifth saying they have an unfavorable view of her. Just 8 percent said that before the election.

In follow-up interviews, the pollsters found some Clinton supporters voted for her because she was the lesser of two evils. “She did not feel authentic or genuine to me,” Chris Leininger, 29, an insurance agent from Fountain Valley, Calif., told Bloomberg. “She was hard to like.”

Robert Taylor told the poll he would rather have seen Sen. Bernie Sanders be the Democratic nominee. “I felt like there was a smugness and that she was just a politician who was called a Democrat, but could have been a Republican,” said Taylor, 46, a second-grade teacher from suburban Chicago.

Still, some voters aren’t pleased with either. Asked whom he would rather have a beer with — Clinton or Trump — Ray Cowart, 75, said neither. “I wouldn’t go, even if I was thirsty,” said the retired owner of a software company in Elk Park, NC.

The survey of 1,0001 adults was conducted by telephone between July 8 and 12 and has a plus or minus 3.1 percentage-point margin of error.

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Joe Biden: I was the ‘great candidate’ for 2016 — not Clinton

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A legend in his own mind…

Delusional.

From NY Post: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Hillary Clinton was “never a great candidate” — but that he was.

“I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate,” Biden said at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, CNN reported.

Despite his blunt assessment of the former Democratic candidate, Biden said Clinton “would have been a really good president.”

Asked if he will seek the presidency in 2020, when he would be almost 78 years old, Biden said: “Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not.”

He emphasized that his focus now is on his family being “put back together” after the 2015 death of his son Beau from brain cancer and to fulfill financial promises to his wife, including paying off their mortgage. But the famously coy former veep added that once those responsibilities are taken care of, and he’s healthy and the best candidate, “I may very well do it.”

“At this point, no one in my family or I have made the judgment to run,” Biden said.

He also addressed the need to fix the problems facing the country. “Let’s wake up!” he said. “This is America. We all walk around like, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ C’mon, man!”

Biden didn’t target President Trump directly, but he did appear to allude to the recent turmoil in the White House.

{TRY NOT TO LAUGH}

President Obama went eight years “without a single scandal,” he said to applause. “Not one.”

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Joe Biden called out men who don’t stop sexual assaults

joe biden and bill clintonTHIS. IS. RICH.

From Yahoo (via Teen Vogue): There’s a whole lot of reasons we love Joe Biden. The former Vice President has stolen our hearts many times over with his compassionate politics. His beautiful friendship with Barack Obama and the memes it created got us through many days. On top of that, he’s been a champion for women for a long while. Lately, he’s been continuing this awesome work with his campaign “It’s On Us”. “It’s On Us” encourages men to step up in preventing sexual assault.

Biden recently sat down for an interview with Teen Vogue to talk more about It’s On Us, and it’s amazing!

There’s so much good in this interview, and it just backs up why Joe Biden is the greatest. First of all, he consulted young women on how to best move forward with the It’s On Us campaign!

It might sound like a no-brainer, but with current politics it’s all too familiar to see decisions that affect women decided by only men. This obviously makes no sense, because if you’re trying to help women, you should listen to women. Biden spoke with thousands of girls in high school and college to figure out how best to combat sexual assault on campuses. Here’s what they told him:

“The overwhelming, spontaneous response without any prompting was, get men involved. Get men involved…that’s when we started the “It’s on Us” campaign, going out to college campuses because bystanders who see something happen, in my view, if they don’t holler, scream, pick up the phone and call and intervene, they are complicitous in the commission of a crime. They are complicitous.”

Biden, as a politician, has given voice to something women have understood about the nature of preventing sexual assault for basically all of human history. You cannot put the pressure on victims to prevent their own assaults.

A lot of the advice people hear about preventing sexual assault is put towards the victims. By calling out male bystanders who see an assault about to take place and do nothing, Biden is putting the pressure to prevent assault in the right place.

Biden pulls no punches when calling out the men who see assaults about to happen and do nothing. He really calls out the men who hear other men perpetuating rape culture, by pointing out that silence will make them complicit. By not speaking up when they hear someone talking about assault, they become complicit. Biden puts it this way:

“Being a man means respecting a woman’s autonomy, not invading a woman’s autonomy. You want to be a strong man? Respect.

Biden also reminds college leadership that they need to step up to prevent campus sexual assault. He acknowledges that colleges might be scared to report the numbers, since it might downgrade their standing. However, he points out that their students’ safety is way more important.

Many colleges act this way, and that’s part of why campus sexual assault is such a widespread problem. Biden puts this into chilling perspective with this quote:

“No father or mother should drop their kid off this late August, early September at their first day at college and drive away worried [if she is] going to be safe.”

We cannot thank Joe Biden enough for being a spokesman for this important campaign. Calling out men who see their friends participate in assault, and college leadership who aren’t doing enough to prevent assault, are steps that need to be taken!

(H/T to Teen Vogue)

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Joe Biden Says If He’d Run for President He Could Have Won

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I bet the DNC doesn’t agree with this statement.

From Hollywood Reporter: Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he had run for president in 2016 he could have won.

The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that Biden told students at Colgate University in central New York on Friday that he could have won the election but the Democratic primary would have been “very difficult.”

“On a college campus I will never, never do anything other than answer the question completely unvarnished and straightforward,” said Biden. “The answer is that I had planned on running for president. And although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won.

The Observer-Dispatch of Utica also reports that Biden also said his son Beau’s battle with brain cancer kept him out of the race. He added that Beau wanted him to try and become the next commander-in-chief.

Biden said anyone who runs for president should be able to “look the public in the eye and promise you they can give you 100 percent.”

Biden says he doesn’t regret not running but added, “Do I regret not being president? Yes.” The former vice president of the United States said he had a lot of data collected and was confident he could have won the presidency as a Democratic Party nominee.

When it comes to President Donald Trump, Biden says he hopes he “grows into the job a little bit.”

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Trump Derangement Syndrome: Tech’s SXSW festival takes on Trump

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Hugh Forrest from SXSW: Wants to “ramp it up” against Trump

For those who are unfamiliar with the SXSW festival:

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.”

In other words, a celebration for like-minded liberals. It’s bound to be a hoot this year with the massive discussions related to Trump Derangement Syndrome.

From USA Today: Russian hackers. Allegations of federal wiretapping. Online leaks of purported CIA documents. There will be no lack of controversial issues to dissect at this year’s SXSW Conference & Festivals, which begins Friday and runs through Mar. 19. And more so than in past years, this year’s massive gathering of tech, film and music enthusiasts – usually equated with tech innovation and startups – will have a stronger-than-ever focus on politics.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and CNN’s Van Jones are scheduled to speak. Panel discussions, reflecting the recent election of President Donald Trump, range from “Startup Investing during the Trump Years” to “The War at Home: Trump and the Mainstream Media” and “Head Fakes and Pivots: Trump Punks Silicon Valley.”

“SXSW is the place for great thinkers and innovators,” said Erin Schrode, 25, activist and social entrepreneur who will lead a discussion on millennials and activism. “At this moment in history, how can SXSW not dive into politics?”

This week, the gathering, now in its 31st year, got another controversial issue to debate: The WikiLeaks release of thousands of documents purportedly detailing how the Central Intelligence Agency hacks into smartphones and Internet-connected televisions.

There will still be healthy servings of startups strategy, robotics and self-driving cars. But, six weeks into the Trump administration – and all the controversies that have swirled around it – SXSW this year will delve deeper than ever into how Washington could impact the tech and media worlds – a departure seemingly embraced by speakers and attendees.

SXSW has long had a political element to it. In 1993, then-Texas Gov. Ann Richards was the sole keynote speaker, and Al Gore, Rand Paul and Chelsea Clinton have all given talks. Last year, then-President Obama spoke at the event, drawing thousands of attendees.

But when Trump won the November election, Hugh Forrest, SXSW’s chief programming officer, knew he needed to ramp up the political programming, he said. He called his staff into a meeting to brainstorm how best to reflect the divisions and debate consuming the country. They came up with a programming track titled “Tech Under Trump” and began filling it with sessions and guest speakers.

“There is definitely a degree of politics or political focus that may not have been there in previous years,” Forrest said. “We hope people walk away with a little better understanding of issues and the players driving the issues.”

Amanda Quraishi, an Austin-based digital consultant and interfaith activist, said she had an early idea for a SXSW panel discussion. But as the number of hate crimes across the country mounted following Trump’s election, she and her fellow panelists switched their focus. On Tuesday, they’ll give a panel discussion titled “From Trump to Trolls: How Muslim Media Fights Back.”

“Right now, politics is on everybody’s minds all the time,” Quraishi said. “America has had an awakening of what it means to live in a democracy and that it requires a lot of ongoing engagement with the process.”

She applauded SXSW organizers for reflecting the mood of the country in their programming. “They manage to be very nimble from year to year and come up with programming that’s very pertinent right now,” Quraishi said.

SXSW briefly became part of the political story earlier this month when a New York musician scheduled to perform at SXSW objected to language in his contract that warned that U.S. immigration agents may be contacted if an international artist violated the performance agreement.

The musician, Felix Walworth, tweeted his concern, which got nearly 4,000 retweets, and drew parallels to the increased immigration raids sweeping the country under Trump’s executive orders. SXSW officials called it a misunderstanding, stressing that no artist in its 30-year history had ever been reported to federal immigration agents. The contract provision was later rescinded.

Politics won’t just play out in panel discussions and speeches. Documentary filmmaker Jason Pollock said he considered other film festivals to premiere his film, Stranger Fruit, which explores the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. He chose SXSW because he hopes the multitude of tech influencers and music execs there will spread the film’s message wider and farther than Cannes or Sundance ever could, he said.

The film premieres at SXSW on Saturday, followed by a panel discussion on Monday with Pollock and Brown’s parents. “We’re going to be able to create a real movement around Michael Brown because of the people who attend that festival,” Pollock said. “At other film festivals, you get film critics, distributors and industry folks. At SXSW, it’s the world.”

Schrode, the millennial activist, said she was initially surprised when SXSW contacted her in December and invited her to give a talk on political activism. But then she realized what a natural pairing SXSW and politics make, she said.

“It’s undeniable that Trump and the Trump administration are having an existentially larger impact than anyone ever thought on all our industries,” said Schrode, who ran for Congress last year in California’s District 2. “Certainly, for SXSW to ignore that would be unnatural and irresponsible. After I wrapped my head around that, I thought, ‘Absolutely!’”

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Beau Biden’s Widow, Hallie, Is Dating His Married Brother Hunter: Read the Family Statements

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Hunter (left) and Beau and Hallie Biden

Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays at the Biden households should be interesting, to say the least.

From Yahoo: Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden (who has two children with Beau), is dating his married brother, Hunter Biden — and the family is totally OK with it. According to Page Six, Hallie and Hunter, 47, started dating after the death of Beau, who died at the age of 46 after suffering from brain cancer in May 2015.

Hunter, who shares three daughters with estranged wife Kathleen, told Page Six in a statement published on Wednesday, March 1: “Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most. We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.

The lawyer (who is the eldest son of former Vice President Joe Biden) and Kathleen wed in 2002 and separated in October 2015, five months after former Delaware attorney general Beau’s death.

The relationship has also been blessed by patriarch Joe and his wife, Jill Biden.

“We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,” the politician said in a statement to Page Six. “They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”

According to Page Six, Kathleen declined to comment. Us Weekly has reached out to the Biden family for comment.

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