The Blaze on the latest wet kisses to Luntz from the anti-Trump media:
Frank Luntz says social media bans are Trump’s ‘own damn fault,’ predicts ‘with every passing month he’ll become less and less relevant’
Longtime Republican pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz slammed Donald Trump on Thursday, predicting his influence would quickly fade and arguing that the former president brought on the bans from various social media platforms by his own actions.
Luntz made the remarks while speaking on the New York Times podcast, “Sway,”with host Kara Swisher just minutes after Facebook’s oversight board upheld the platform’s decision to restrict Trump’s access following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
During the interview, the pollster claimed that Trump, though at the moment still influential, will never be able to affect politics in the same way given his lack of access to social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and his displacement from the Oval Office.
“He’ll never engage in the way he did before, because he simply doesn’t have that capability,” Luntz argued. “He can’t hop on Air Force One. He cannot dominate the news coverage. He can get a sliver of it. And he will continue to do so. He’s not going away.
“That said, it just doesn’t move people the way that it used to,” he continued. “And with every passing month, he’ll become less and less relevant.”
Later in the interview, Luntz proclaimed that “Donald Trump has no one but himself to blame” regarding his indefinite removal from social media platforms.
Is Luntz whispering this to his roomy?
Apparently in that same interview, propagandist Luntz says that if Trump keeps saying the 2020 Election was a “Big Lie,” that it was indeed stolen, it will cost the Republicans the House in 2022.
Why is anyone listening to looney Luntz? And, especially why would Kevin McCarthy, the wannabe Speaker of the House, be cohabitating with this weirdo?
How on earth can we trust McCarthy’s judgement after you have a look at the video below.
Luntz, a REPUBLICAN (supposedly), has a million dollar replica of the Oval Office in his California home, and brags about using the cost of the remodeling as a tax deduction.
Luntz’s ego seems to be as fat as his head. (I don’t make a habit of attacking anyone for their looks and lifestyle, but I am making an exception for Luntz.)
By the way, who needs Facebook and Twitter!
You can hear directly from President Trump at his new social media site: From the Desk of Donald J. Trump. Click here.
P.S. Let me know if you see news about McCarthy moving out of Luntz’s DC pad.
Readers ask me that question from time to time as they see life becoming more challenging in states the Left is turning blue (or live in ones already deep blue).
If you like the arid West, I usually say Wyoming because it is the only state in the nation with no refugee program. Diversity through migration will happen slowly there. North and South Dakota are still promising. Montana is beautiful, but also has an expanding cabal of Leftwing woke activists.
Conventional wisdom says Texas is a good bet, but I’m not pushing Texas for one obvious reason—the US southern border with Mexico!
A few heartland states are doing okay.
If you like the warm South, conventional wisdom recommends Florida, but I would look to a few of the gulf states as good choices. And, then further north up the coast, South Carolina hasn’t yet swallowed the Kool-Aid, well, maybe just a sip.
A lot of conservatives are rushing to Tennessee, but they have no idea about what is happening in Nashville which has become a mecca for the diversity is beautiful crowd. Don’t believe me, see that I have an entire category at RRW on Nashville.
Going north, West Virginia still holds promise, but forget North Carolina and Virginia, goners both in my opinion. Most people don’t know that NC has a huge refugee population from Muslim countries. North of Virginia there is no real hope for a peaceful conservative life in the years to come.
LOL! I bet all of you are now ready to tell me your choices—please do! Send comments to this post!
But, what got me thinking about all of this again today is a story a reader sent a week or so ago. It is an article by a young woman moving out of Minnesota where she was born and raised.
A local guy at my Maryland door just a few days ago said he wished we could just divvy-up the country giving us some safe states and giving them states like Minnesota, California, New York and so on. He isn’t talking about racial diversity either, it is about conservative values vs. woke liberal ones.
And, then yesterday when I wrotethis post at RRWabout Winchester, Virginia possibly jumping on the refugees-welcome bandwagon, I wondered again, so where should one move in order to live in peace and raise families with others who share an America first world view.
Anyway….here is the story from Minnesota (hat tip:Bob). Of course, Minneapolis isn’t all there is in Minnesota, it is a lovely state, but….
I’ve lived in Minneapolis my entire life. I’m leaving Friday. I no longer recognize my hometown.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis is my home. My happiest memories are here. It’s where I learned to ride a bike, had my first date, received my high school diploma.
But today, I’m too afraid to even walk in my neighborhood by myself.
The ACE Hardware down the street? The one that I used to bike to in the summer? Robbed twice in the past five days.
The Walgreens next to my elementary school? Molotov cocktail thrown into it.
The Lake Harriet Bandshell, where we spent countless Mother’s Days? Homeless encampment popped up next door.
How did it happen so fast? That may be the question you are asking yourself where you live?
She goes on with all of it, including the George Floyd riots and then wraps with this:
It’s easy to look at (for lack of a better word) disaster zones like these and mentally distance yourself from them. Yeah, that’s awful, but those people choose to live there. They’re the ones electing these leaders. This is their problem.
Yeah, it is. It is our problem.
And I can’t help but look around and wonder, “What happened here? Where exactly did it all go wrong?”
Was it the liberal mob? Identity politics? The cries of “RACIST!” when someone disagreed with a particular reaction or policy?
Was it conservative silence as the loudest voices got more and more radical?
Was it our acceptance that “we live in a blue area, this is just the way things are?”
How did it all happen so fast?
Whatever it was, I’m leaving this dark, surreal, twisted version of Minneapolis on Friday. And I pray to God that I never have to come back.
Protests reveal generational divide in immigrant communities
She (one of the ‘stars’ of this article) agreed that the United States offered opportunities for education and a “better life,” but she had also made up her mind that such a life would not be complete without justice for Black people.
After moving to Brooklyn Center from Liberia in 2015, she said she was treated differently as a Black person. People commented on the color of her skin, disapproved of the clothes she wore and once called the police on her and a friend for being too “loud.”
I will bet a buck that not one white person “commented on the color of her skin!” Then this:
“I started to realize like, ‘Oh, America is not what it says on TV,'” she said.
[I know what you are thinking! Maybe just go home then!—ed.]
Then Floyd’s death sparked protests, and she decided that “this was not the American dream I was promised.”
Kromah is not alone. Young people in the city’s East African communities came out to protest in droves following Floyd’s death.
Despite tension, at times, between Black immigrants from Africa and Black people whose long history in the U.S. began with slavery, protesters united around decrying police brutality they said plagued their communities.
The verse “Somali lives, they matter here,” often followed the protest refrain of “Black lives, they matter here.” And one of the most widely shared images of last year’s protests was a video posted on social media showing a protester in a hijab and a long skirt kicking a tear gas cannister back toward law enforcement officers in riot gear.
“I am Somali, I am Black American, I am Muslim,” 21-year-old Aki Abdi said. “If a cop pulls me over, he don’t know if I’m Somali or Black. They go hand in hand.”
There is more. So is it any wonder that many are leaving Minnesota!
Of course, then that leaves the question we started with—where could people, of any race, who love America and want to live in peace, find a home?
That would be in any state that is not rolling out the welcome mat to massive numbers of migrants unwilling to assimilate as they import their third world values to America.
If you followed my other blog RRWover the Trump years, you know that the Leftwing NO-borders groups and the refugee contractors sued Trump for every move he made to limit immigration and attempt to reform refugee resettlement policy.
Now, Stephen Miller, surely one of the few aides outside the President’s own family who was with Trump from the campaign (joined the campaign in January 2016) and through all four years of the administration is launching a new legal outfit to sue Biden on immigration and to defend a whole host of other America First policies.
You can read a boring version of the news at Politico which argues that there are plenty of rightwing legal outfits (there are not!) so why create another one, or read a progressive slam at Millerhere yesterday at something called laughably The American Independent.
White nationalist Trump adviser now working with GOP to sue Biden over immigration
(Editor: Just know that they wore out the word “racist” so anyone who believes in America First is called a “white nationalist.” Get used to it!)
Stephen Miller’s new group is advising states that are suing the Biden administration to block its policies.
Stephen Miller, a white nationalist and senior aide in the Trump White House, is working behind the scenes through his organizationAmerica First Legalto assist Republican attorneys general who are suing the Biden administration over immigration issues.
Miller was responsible for designing some of the Trump administration’s key policies targeting immigrants, including the separation of immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and the ban on travelers from Muslim-majority countries entering the United States.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, Miller disclosed his group’s work behind the scenes.
“My organization has been working with several of the states that are now suing the Biden administration over their lawless and reckless policies, including, for example, the states of Texas and Arizona,” said Miller.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over what he and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt call President Joe Biden’s “arbitrary and capricious decision” to rescind Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy of forcing immigrants seeking asylum to stay in the country in possibly dangerous conditions until their claims were processed.
Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s attorney general, is suing the Biden administration for halting construction of Trump’s wall on the U.S. southern border and having “embarked on multiple environmentally disruptive policies without performing even cursory environmental analysis.”
Miller announced the launch of America First Legal on April 7, telling the Wall Street Journal that in addition to fighting the policies of the Biden administration, the group plans to oppose police reform and challenge tech companies and other businesses whose positions run counter to those held by conservatives.
In addition to the child separation policy and the ban on Muslims coming into the country, while in the White House Miller also zealously pursued policies to severely limit the number of refugees who could enter the United States.
Here Oliver Willis, the American Independent reporter, attempts to make fun of Miller but instead shows his ignorance of history as he reports on the time Miller schooled CNN’s Jim Acosta on the Statue of Liberty.
Asked by reporter Jim Acosta in 2017 whether his anti-immigrant policies violated the spirit of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” with its exhortation, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” attached to the base of the Statue of Liberty, Miller argued against the statue as a symbol of welcome, saying, “The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and light in the world. It’s a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to that was added later is not actually part of the original Statue of Liberty.”
Yup, Miller was right. Jim Acosta and reporter Willis are ignorant. Willis goes on….
Miller’s white nationalist views were evident before he worked for Donald Trump.
Tangle Chairman Joe’s team in legal knots! Turnabout is fair play and I, for one, love it!
If you wondered where I was yesterday, I was busy at RRW on a post that couldn’t wait until my weekly round-up. See that Biden has the refugee contractors in a tizzy because he is on target to admit a lower number of refugees than Trump ever did.
Everyone must take an hour today to watch his latest and spread it far and wide.
And, then your job is to be as brave as he is and figure out what you can do where you live to expose election fraud.
On election night President Trump was winning by a larger margin than the enemy had predicted. So they went to work changing computer algorithms that had been originally set to steal the election at a different number of ballots, thus the strange anomalies that we saw in key swing states.
But, it is important to note that Lindell and his guest believe the fraud was more widespread than in just the swing states.
What is most interesting to me about this lengthy report entitled ‘The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up,’ is that it was written by reporters at CNNand you will not be surprised to see some of the reasons why murders, rapes, assaults and robberies are on the rise.
Of course, claims are made that the Chinese virus played a role for various reasons, but so did those riots we witnessed throughout the summer of 2020.
And, of great concern both from the riots and from the failure of the legal system to mete out sufficient punishment is the fact that police officers are feeling demeaned by the defund the police movement.
Yes! CNN is saying this, something you surely wouldn’t have seen in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election because those are the things Donald Trump was saying.
But, before I get to the analysis of a study released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association that documents the alarming rise in crime, please see this dreadful story from South Carolina.
A Christian doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, along with an air conditioner repairman who happened to be working at the house were gunned down by a black, former football player, apparently angry because his drugs had been cut off.
Adams killed himself after killing the doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, so this will be the end of this sad story except for those in the shattered Lesslie family.
And, for the family of a repairman who surely now has a grieving family too.
Although no one was killed this time, see a disgusting violent display posted at Gateway Punditwhere some black women assaulted a hapless white US postal service worker because she didn’t have their stimulus checks.
Before I get to the CNNreport and the crime study, in 2020 numbers skyrocketed as first time gun buyers hit an all time high. Women especially didn’t have to see a study to know that they need to protect themselves now more than ever.
I wondered if the Lesslie family had a gun, but even if they did I’m guessing they had no time to get it.
The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up
It’s nearly impossible to attribute any year-to-year change in violent crime statistics to any single factor, and homicides and shootings are an intensely local phenomenon that can spike for dozens of reasons.
But the increase in homicide rates across the country is both historic and far-reaching, as were the pandemic and social movements that touched every part of society last year.
Experts point to a “perfect storm” of factors — economic collapse, social anxiety because of a pandemic, de-policing in major cities after protests that called for abolition of police departments, shifts in police resources from neighborhoods to downtown areas because of those protests, and the release of criminal defendants pretrial or before sentences were completed to reduce risk of Covid-19 spread in jails — all may have contributed to the spike in homicides.
Some cities will “outpace last year’s numbers” in Joe Biden’s America!
Through the first three months of 2021, a number of major cities have indicated they are still experiencing high rates of violent crime, according to Laura Cooper, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers,” she said.
Protests were violent! No kidding CNN!
Protest messages varied from defunding departments to outright abolition of police forces and were sometimes violent and occasionally led to looting and other property destruction. Many protesters largely dismissed the legitimacy of American police.
Police departments were often forced to shift officers from neighborhoods where violent crime occurs to downtown areas to staff protests. Police in St. Louis staffed 160 protests downtown last summer, according to that city’s police commissioner, Col. John Hayden Jr.
Who would have guessed: “If you stop policing, violence goes up.”
Another aspect of de-policing relates to low morale among officers as a result of the Defund the Police movement. Police Commissioner Harrison noted that diminished performance by officers leads to increases in violent crime as a result of officers feeling “under attack.”
“Whenever you have an anti-police sentiment,” says Harrison, “you can very well have police officers who are not as motivated to go out and really be proactive because it’s perceived that people don’t value police.”
The heightened scrutiny of police departments has created an environment where officers are less likely to stop people out of fear of getting in trouble and being videotaped while making an arrest, said Moskos.
“It’s not that they’ve stopped working, but if they see someone suspicious in an alley, they just ignore it when a year ago they might have stopped him and figured it out,” he said. “Because what happens if he resists arrest?”
Free to kill because there will be no consequences!
The factors that determine whether an individual decides to commit a crime have everything to do with the likelihood of getting caught, and if they are caught, whether there will be consequences, said Baltimore’s Commissioner Harrison.
Harrison says the sweeping shut down of the criminal justice system for almost a year sent the message that people won’t be held accountable for their crimes.
See the Major Cities Chiefs Association Crime Report by clicking here.
And, it isn’t getting better: “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers!”
If your city is one of those experiencing a spike in crime in Joe Biden’s America, why not write a letter to the editor of your local paper. I doubt very much this is data that your likely liberal local media will want to report.