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“Hewitt: The Pivot to Racism Fools No One”


After the testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller effectively imploded its key takeaway that there was no collusion between the president, his campaign or family and Russia during Russia’s 2016 attack on the election, then the mainstream media faced a quandary. What to do next?—to both vent Trump hatred and boost ratings.

In the aftermath of the terrible carnage in El Paso and Dayton, Democrats and their supporters in media hit on a solution: pivot from Trump and Russia and instead talk endlessly about Trump and racism.

Indeed, some of the kookier Democratic candidates for president took to calling the president a white supremacist.

This pivot fools no one and enrages many, for in fact it has the consequence of branding not just the president but all of his supporters as racists and white supremacists.

There’s not a hint of truth to that accusation. Playing the race card will be bad for ratings and there’s no doubt the effort from Democrats is bad for the nation.

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Hugh Hewitt: Exploiting the Nation’s Shock and Fear

The aftermath of the recent mass murders was a revealing one for today’s Democratic Party.

Indeed, almost all the leading Democratic candidates for president chose in the week following the horrors in El Paso and Dayton to pivot their main message from “Trump and Russia” to “Trump and racism.” At least five candidates went so far as to brand President Trump as a, believe it or not, white supremacist.

It’s repulsive rhetoric. It’s the “basket of deplorables” talk on steroids, and it says to every Trump supporter: “You, too, are a white supremacist.”

I don’t believe Trump is a racist, much less a white supremacist. This sort of rhetoric is incendiary and dangerous. It’s also politically self-destructive and so absurd as to be laughable but for its repetition.

But the Democratic candidates do not wish to argue, debate and persuade. They wish to smear and exclude. They have exploited the nation’s shock and fear to do so.

They should turn back.

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A Nation On Edge After Shootings In El Paso and Dayton

Townhall Review – August 10, 2019

Mark Davis has words of comfort and wisdom following the murderous shooting rampages in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio.

Hugh Hewitt speaks with Dr. Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president and author of, “A World in Disarray,” on the public’s distrust in media and the growing divide between the U.S. and China.

Larry Elder examines the so-called Manifesto written by the El Paso shooter.

Ed Martin and Greg Burt, of the California Family Council, talk about the California State Legislature’s attack on pastors and councilors.

Sebastian Gorka turns to Chris Farrell, Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch, to talk about the efforts to undermine the Trump campaign in 2016.

Sebastian Gorka and James Delingpole, Breitbart’s Executive Editor in Britain, talk about the new British Prime Minister and BREXIT.

Al Mohler examines the ominous clouds gathering over religious liberty in the United States.

Seth Liebsohn and Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko talk about immigration and her several new immigration bills.

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Jerry Bowyer: After El Paso, After Dayton

Recently our nation was traumatized by two mass shootings. Predictably, these acts of evil were immediately ransacked by media commentators, politicians and candidates in search of political ammunition. Left-of-center media started in immediately after the El Paso massacre, blaming President Trump and Fox News. But in less than 24 hours, another mass shooting occurred in Ohio which appears to have been committed by someone of the Left, and of course, conservative media was quick to point that out.

Let me suggest that instead of using this to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric from the “other side,” we’d do well it to point the finger at hyperbolic rhetoric in general.

You don’t have to look too long at cable news and social media to see our cultural affinity for overheated rhetoric.

Extremism mixed with mental illness is a toxic, and even lethal cocktail.

Let’s let the measured rhetoric start with us.

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