Rand Paul, senator and GOP presidential candidate made campaign stump speeches in Minnesota today, including this 20 minute speech he gave in front of an enthusiastic audience in Rochester Minnesota
by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online
Politico writer Kyle Cheney and his liberal news organization is receiving some heat today after fabricating a Dan-Ratheresque lie about claims made by Dr. Ben Carson, the African-American GOP presidential candidate. Caught in a lie meant to smear a minority that they fear, Politico editors are standing by their story despite the backlash from right wing blogs.
In a story published November 6th around noon and later updated, Politico claims that Dr. Ben Carson, once a junior ROTC cadet at the high school he attended, was offered an appointment to the prestigious Army Military Academy at West Point but turned it down. The author of the story states that Carson misled people about the appointment and full ride scholarship that didn’t really happen.
Says Politico: Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Later on in the story, Politico states: When presented with these facts, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.
“Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit,” campaign manager Barry Bennett wrote in an email to POLITICO. “In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer.”
“He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors,” Bennett added. “They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission.”
Conservative blog “The Right Scoop” get’s it right in exposing the hypocrisy in a great piece on this yet another political debacle perpetrated by a liberal news organization on a Republican political candidate. You can read the whole story at the link above. You’ll remember no doubt the political hack job done by CBS’s Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes on then president George W. Bush stating that he had shirked his duties as an Air National Guard pilot to pursue a political career. That whole nonsense was made up based on clearly forged documents made up by another political hack meant to smear Bush. Today Mapes and Rather no longer work at CBS; having been forced into retirement in shame. Don’t worry for them though. Their Hollywood buddies have doubled down on that shame by making and equally fraudulent movie about them starring none other than Robert Redford, a great actor but yet another shill for the liberal left.
Rich Lowry talks about this strange development in his column for the New York Post entitled: Dan Rather’s Big Lie Hits the Big Screen.
Lowry poignantly writes: In their perversely titled film (Truth), Robert Redford plays Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchet plays Mary Mapes, the erstwhile CBS News anchor and producer who collaborated on a spectacularly flawed September 2004 story about George W. Bush’s National Guard service. Their report should be taught at journalism schools for a long time to come as an object lesson in how not to attempt journalism.
Their report should be taught at journalism schools for a long time to come as an object lesson in how not to attempt journalism. -Rich Lowry, New York Post
It seems to me that so-called journalists can’t seem to learn from the past mistakes of others. The Bush National Guard story where well-known and heralded journalists got fired for fraudulent and shoddy work you would think would be an object lesson. But apparently, Politico doesn’t get it.
Lowry’s genius continues later in the story where he writes: In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of these seemingly untouchable mandarins of the media would be the ones to get the feature-length film. Not only did they uncover the truth — to borrow a term — they were plucky underdogs whose exertions to prevail against a broadcasting behemoth signaled the beginning of a new, more democratic era in the history of the country’s media.
In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of these seemingly untouchable mandarins of the media would be the ones to get the feature-length film. Not only did they uncover the truth — to borrow a term — they were plucky underdogs whose exertions to prevail against a broadcasting behemoth signaled the beginning of a new, more democratic era in the history of the country’s media. -Rich Lowry, New York Post
Politico’s story, like the Dan Rather George Bush story, is yet another political hack job meant to scare voters away from a conservative political candidate that they fear. Far from attempting to demonstrate the real political view and facts of the candidates, the left and their media arm, the main stream press, is obsessed with smearing candidates on the right and provide cover for the candidates on the left.
We’ve seen this clearly in the last CNBC GOP debate in Denver where the moderators attempted to excoriate the candidates and where their efforts blew up in their faces when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and others stood up to them and pointed out their bias to raucous applause. We can only hope that blogs on the right keep up the fight for the truth against these left wing smear jobs.
No less than Rush Limbaugh piled on to the Carson West Point story with his expert analysis on his radio show this week. A clip of what Rush said is available here.
As the political season continues to unfold, you can expect to see more personal attacks on the candidates on the right, such as Marco Rubio’s credit issues, or Ben Carson’s West Point non-appointment, and more fawning over Hillary Clinton and less about here e-mails, classified documents, Benghazi, or the $6 Billion in tax payer funds she lost while she was Secretary of State.
In the leftist’s militaristic fashion it should be pointed out how this story would have gone if we were talking about a right wing media outlet attacking a minority leftist candidate like Barack Obama. Claims of racism would be flying everywhere. Would it be fair to label Politico writers as racist for attacking Ben Carson in this fashion? How much traction would that get?
In the end, Ben Carson doesn’t need to cry about racism because he transcends the whole race-baiting scenario. He’s a world famous brain surgeon responsible for saving people’s lives, the lives of young children specifically. Carson is a hero and that scares the left. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that the leftist media is in panic mode in their efforts to discredit strong political opposition form the right.
Nobody likes the blinking lights in their rear view mirror as they are being pulled over by law enforcement; but when you call for help, you want an armed officer there yesterday. It’s time we say thank you to our local men and women, (and dogs) of law enforcement.
I live in southeast Rochester. In my immediate neighborhood, and the extended neighborhood, there is crime. So much so that it can be dangerous. I’ve been awakened at night by gunfire. Not every night, but once in a while. In a park not far from my house, in broad daylight, a thug gunned down other thugs who robbed him previously. Right next to my house, on my very street, an county sheriff’s deputy was assaulted when he stopped an alleged drug trafficker in a routine traffic stop.
This week a Rochester police officer had his legs pinned when a drunk driver who was thrown out of a local bar drove off, struck a couple of cars and smashed into the officer. Nice huh?
In this day and age, there is a lot of animus about police, black lives matter and all of that nonsense. The fact is there are some bad police officers out there, and the system will work to weed those out. But the vast majority of law enforcement officers are hard working, loyal and dedicated. We should give them the benefit of the doubt.
In the upcoming holiday season I suggest that we remember how hard it is to be a cop and keep the neighborhoods safe. If you see a police officer in uniform, waive to him or her and say thank you. If you are an officer, know that we are grateful for your service and we want you to stay safe. We are proud of you and we want you to know it. Feel free to tell us what you need so that we can help you to continue to do the very difficult job that we require you to do. Thank you, and God bless you all.