Conservatives Stand Tall Vs. Racists After Charlottesville

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) As the Left and the media uses the tragedy in Charlottesville to rail against conservatives in general, plenty of conservatives were issuing what can only be described as thoughtful, constructive reactions to that tragedy.

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A Monday column in USA Today by Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is worth seeing at some length:

Our response to the events in Charlottesville, Va., should mirror our response to the murders at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston. Condemnation of racism. Swift justice for a terrorist. And unity for the community that grieves. It starts with calling the attack in Charlottesville by its name. This was an act of domestic terror, perpetrated by a hate-filled person attacking his fellow citizens.

Our country has a motto that should ring true now as it has many times throughout our history: e pluribus unum, out of many, one. We are a country of many. And we are the greatest country the world has ever seen. My story is just one story indicative of a larger narrative. As I often say, my family went from cotton to Congress in just one generation. That’s because of the opportunity our nation provides to all its people….

Scott also wrote that the violent demonstrations by both sides are “not indicative of the vast majority of Americans,” and that “I choose to be on the side of America [as a whole]. That’s my team.”

Scott was far from the only conservative who stepped up to the plate.

Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said this: “White supremacists who claim to ‘take America back’ only betray their own ignorance of what makes America so special: our country’s founding recognition of the natural rights of all mankind and commitment to the defense of the rights of all Americans. These contemptible little men do not speak for what is just, noble, and best about America. They ought to face what they would deny their fellow citizens: the full extent of the law.”

Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma said: “Our words must not create confusion. The supremacy of any race is abhorrent, unAmerican & should be condemned by everyone. Full stop.” Then, citing the truths in the Declaration of Independence by the American most associated with Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson, Langford added: “We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country.”

These are not just “moderates” that the media likes to cite as a counterpoint to supposedly evil conservatives; these are among the more conservative senators in Washington. Lankford’s conservative Heritage Action rating is 74 (the GOP average is just 56), and his American Conservative Union rating in 2015 was 96 percent.

Numerous conservative writers also weighed in with tough, and unambiguously appropriate, words. For example, Ben Shapiro (appearing in National Review) called out violent protesters on both the right and left and wrote that “if all Americans of good conscience won’t do some soul-searching and move to excise the evil in their midst, that evil will metastasize. There is a cancer in the body politic. We must cut it out, or be destroyed.”

These are not words excusing racists. These are words of serious-minded people, saying that there is a difference between peaceful protest and a riot, and there is a difference between pride in one’s heritage and hatred for other races.

But the establishment media won’t credit conservatives for such decency. In the most-discussed example of this, New York Times news writer (not supposed to be an opinion columnist) Eric Lipton openly mocked strong, thoughtful, anti-racist statements made by conservative Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida (both Cuban-Americans). “Sorry to be cynical, but most of all Rubio and Ted Cruz to me seem mostly to be doing a tremendous job of posturing for 2020,” Lipton tweeted.

To which Cruz offered this riposte: “Gosh, you’re right,” Cruz sarcastically replied. “Because Nazis & the Klan have such love for Cuban-Americans. If only we worked for a paper that shilled for Stalin….”

In truth, conservatives long have opposed white supremacy. When former KKK leader David Duke first reached a runoff for a state House seat in Louisiana in 1989, just-retired President Ronald Reagan led numerous other conservatives in fiercely denouncing him. And when Duke made two bids to take over the Republican Party structure there in 1990 and 1991, it was the Christian Coalition that led the way organizationally both times in keeping his delegate count to well under 10 percent of the total.

Not that the establishment media has ever credited conservative Christians for that principled and effective effort.

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  • DesertHam

    It’s past time some Conservatives came to bat for America and hit a home run. The Democratic Party; which is known to have been infiltrated by anti-American Socialists and Communists, is on a slippery slope downwards to obscurity. All they want to do now is criticize and fabricate stories to try and unseat a duly elected Republican President with their lies. The Democrat/Communist Party low information voters; or at least those who were registered to vote, are still reeling from the 2016 General Election and the loss of their career criminal candidate who, BTW, belongs in the Big House; NOT the White House. Hopefully, a Special Counsel will be appointed very soon to quickly and finally investigate the Clinton machine and put all the criminals responsible where they rightfully belong – in bright orange pants suits with numbers.

    • satcatchet

      The Democrats were infiltrated in the late 1880’s by the communists.

    • Werp

      And Trump belongs right there with her. For all of his money laundering, sexual harassment and Trump university just to start with.

      • djgreiner59

        Werp are u kidding me. How many people have been killed because of the clintons. And what our elite republicans are bunch of pansies we need to get rid of them and bring some new blood in

        • Werp

          I agree but Trump is NOT that person. Nor any of his cabinet picks.

        • Naval Lint

          Werp or derp or whatever he calls himself is nothing more than a “march in step with the other Liberals” kind of person. He’s the poster-child for unreasoned hatred and “tell me what I should think” Democrats.

  • satcatchet

    Finally, a piece of journalism that the American people need to read. Talk about raising one’s patriotic spirit, http://www.libertyheadlines.com/author/quinhillyer/ says it well.

    • jaybird

      Is there one particular article, not sure what you are talking about.

      • satcatchet

        Conservatives Stand Tall Vs. Racist After Charlottville

  • darll

    As an American citizen, I am very concerned and dismayed, by the GOP silence regarding the President’s position relating to racism, hate, violence and the revival of Nazism and white supremacy in our country. Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look and do nothing”. Conservatives do not seem to be ready to ‘stand up and be counted’ in support of the constituation and values they once stood for.

    • Becky Aheren

      they act scared, scared to get caught up in it, and get the anger from the press, no backbone,

    • cathy floyd

      I too am concerned about the hatred and violence that is happening from ALL hate groups,but I wonder just why the liberals fail to do anything about THEIR hate groups and the violence that they are doing,and yet go nuts when a conservative group does it,I mean shouldn’t ALL hatred and violence be condemned? They conviently ignore all but the opnes that they themselves hate.

      • darll

        Yes, ALL groups espousing hate and violence should be condemned. However, as yet, I have not seen liberals armed to the teeth with guns and clubs during their protests. Liberals don’t PLAN on fighting during their protests. When you see the people on the Right protest, armed with guns and clubs, one has to assume they PLAN to create chaos – especially when they are shouting racist hate slogans. How many injured people have there been due to the Liberal Left in protests? How many injured, and killed, people have there been due to the Conservative Right in protests? As yet, far left people have not caused domestic terrorism. Far right people have shown themselves to BE domestic terrorists.

        • Melanie Ducote

          not true!! Antifa has protested with clubs and and weapons and beat up people and destroyed properties. many people got hurt by them….and the police officers that were killed by the black men were linked to BLM and the Black Panthers….all Democrats and liberals. All of the protesting done before this at Berkley, and during the campaigning, was left wing nuts….destroying property, beating up people! where were you, when that was going on? hiding under a rock? BLM marching in the streets calling for death to policemen! all on video and tape.

    • jaybird

      Are you talking about the Conservative Republicans in our government?

      • darll

        I’m talking about the Republicans in our government. I’m not sure the term ‘Conservative’ actually reflects their political stance anymore.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    Try to find any of those comments in the msm. You have a better chance of finding a hen’s tooth.

    • Becky Aheren

      I don’t if many of these readers, watch mom, we don’t

  • Polly Dreitzler

    What I heard the president say was that both sides were out of line. The media, as usual, put their own spin on what Trump said – or rather didn’t say. They do more to cause division than any other force in the country!!!!

    • wandamurline

      Yes, because they are biased Democrats who cannot get over the fact that they did not see that Clinton would lose the election….they are also connected to Soros and the new world order bunch. No matter what Trump does, they will condemn him….I am going to volunteer my time, computer and cell phone across state lines to help anyone running against a Democrat….it is my hope that you will do the same. The Democrats are not the JFK Democrats of the 60’s….they have been taken over by communists.

    • Fed up!

      Maybe it time to censor the MSM. If they can’t just state the facts. Actual quote the President stated, will out the spin lie, then they should be fined 100000.00 each time they lie. Enough fines might get them back to just facts.

      • dleeper47

        Competition for the MSM is the best form of “censorship”. If you can get it, try watching One America News Network, Graham Ledger, at 8pm ET.

      • darll

        No one in the media has to ‘spin’ any actual quote Trump makes, as we all watch him make his own unfortunate remarks himself, on TV. The only ‘spin’ comes from his own people, after he opens his mouth, trying to clean up his blunders. So much aftermath trying to rephrase and explain what he ‘supposedly’ ‘meant’ to say. But Trump lies every day – he can’t help himself. If fines were to be handed out as a penalty, he would be in astromonical debt – way more than he already is to the Deuche Bank and Russia.

        • Tyronne Shoelaces

          Been drinking the communist kool-aid much? You are wrong on every point you just said, but it mirrors exactly what the MSM has been feeding you. Try doing a little research yourself instead of believing everything the lying media tells you. Pitiful.

          • darll

            I don’t know who MSM is – do you mean MSNBC? Don’t watch it. I watch Trump and research the internet which includes many national and international publications and individual professional researchers. So what do you consider a lie? Trump’s debt? His 7 bankruptcies? His loans with the Deuche Bank underwritten by Russia? It only takes a little effort for you to find this out for yourself – if you wanted to.

          • Melanie Ducote

            with all your research, then you would know that those were not full blown bankruptcies that happened a long time ago. and those past things have nothing to do with what he is doing now as President. He is doing good things for this country! and if you really did your research, you would know that… just a few great things he has done….

            Negotiated and brought down the cost of Air Force One and saved $750 Million on the F-35 Military Jet.

            The US Stock Markets have been at record highs and millions of Americans are benefitting in their retirement savings accounts.

            (GDP) Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 1.2 percent. The second quarter annual GDP growth rate nearly doubled the rate from the President’s first quarter. Also, according to the BEA, the US GDP surpassed $19 Trillion for the first time in US history under President Trump. The US GDP has grown by more than $300 Billion in just two quarters.

            President Trump decreased the US Debt by $101 Billion. (President Obama on the other hand increased the US debt in his first five months by $771 Billion.) Source: Debt to the Penny (government site)

            The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high in February 2017 shortly after President Trump was sworn into office. The index reached 43 in February which was the best outlook since 1983 under President Reagan.

            In his first 6 months, President Trump has Created 1,032,000 Jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Also according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump decreased unemployment every month since his inauguration. Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000.

            Housing sales are red-hot. In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days. According to the US Census Bureau, there were nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were in 2009 during the same time period. (The annualized housing sales rate for April 2017 is reported at 569,000 where in 2009 this amount was only 337,000.)

            Illegal immigration is down 67% since President Trump’s Inauguration. The result of this is lower costs for the federal government and taxpayers

            The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates three times since President Trump was elected into office in November.

            Decrease in Regulations! One of the first things that President Trump did in office was to reduce the number or burdensome regulations. In January President Trump signed his 2 for 1 executive order mandating that for every new regulation, two regulations needed to be revoked. Even far left Politico notes that significant federal regulations since Trump’s inauguration have slowed to an almost total halt. Regulations cost Americans and American companies money to implement and maintain. Reducing or halting regulations allows companies to spend their money on more prudent money making areas.

            NATO announced Allied spending is up $10 Billion because of President Trump.

            Signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act to help all Veterans!

            Travel Ban put in place to stop refugees coming in for 90 days from 6 countries over run by terrorism, ruled by the Supreme Court.

            Executive Orders:

            *Boosting the Agriculture Industry
            * Enforcing regulatory reform.
            * Protecting Law enforcement.
            * Defeating ISIS.
            * Rebuilding the military.
            * Building a border wall.
            * Approving pipelines.
            * Reducing regulations on manufacturers.
            * Placing a hiring freeze on federal employees.
            * Exiting the US from the TPP.
            * Mandating for every new regulation to eliminate two.
            *Expanding Apprenticeships in America
            *Buy American and Hire American

    • jaybird

      He cannot win against the media, needs to make a statement, do not engage after that and say “interview over fake news” and walk away!

      • Phyllisrgarber

        Yes, it was the media’s fault that Trump repeatedly makes stupid and bigoted statements — the media’s and Hillary’s.

        • jaybird

          I did not hear anything bigoted, you are imagining things! He condemned “all” the trouble makers!

          • Phyllisrgarber

            No, he said there were “good people on both sides,” and I wondering which of these he considered “good people”: The Nazis, the KKK, or the white supremacists.

            What do you think?

          • Melanie Ducote

            and there were good people there that were not causing trouble! there is nothing stupid or bigoted about that statement! you are the one who is stupid and bigoted!

          • Phyllisrgarber

            Yes, I’ve been corrected. When Trump said there were good people “on both sides” I thought he was talking about the marchers,

            Silly me. You now are clarifying that when Trump said, “both sides,” he really meant there were good onlookers standing on both sides of the street.

            That’s nice to know, but as usual with Trump, it has nothing to do with anything. (Thank goodness you’re not an apologizer for Trump.)

            Oh, by the way, Bannon just quit to go back to Brieitbart and to fight against Trump. What are you going to be able to read, now?

          • Melanie Ducote

            actually Bannon was fired! and i never did read Breitbart for news! lol! that goes to show how assuming you people are! and totally pathetic! what i said was he said there were good people on both sides that did not cause any trouble. just like there were people on both sides that were violent and did cause trouble.

      • darll

        That would be advisable, but impossible. He has no emotional discipline.

        • jaybird

          He has his own company and can do or say anything he wants to, having a hard time adjusting to being a politician!

    • Phyllisrgarber

      Was it honest to draw a moral equivalence between the Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists on one side, and the people who oppose bigotry on the other?

      When the U.S. soldiers fought the Nazis in WWII, were “both sides out of line”?

      Trump’s was a phony equivalence. Fortunately, the vast majority of Americans recognize his dishonesty.

      • Naval Lint

        Not ALL Germans were Nazis, but you will NEVER believe that. Not ALL conservatives are “white supremacists” nor “racists” nor any other of the multiple vile labels that you have been programmed to use. You’ll NEVER believe it, but it’s true nonetheless.

        • Phyllisrgarber

          I agree. Not all conservatives are racist.

          But all Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists are racist, and also are conservative.

          • Melanie Ducote

            yes, and all BLM, ANTIFA, Black Panther groups are Democrats! whats your point! these groups have caused violence and destruction and have beat up people and killed policemen!

          • Kat

            17 police officers have been murdered by self-proclaimed members of BLM, and in each of their statements said they “hate all whites”.

          • Melanie Ducote

            yes, thats true! and that is something that the MSM and liberals all want to ignore!

          • Kat

            BLM and the New Black Panthers were frequent visitors of Obama in the White House. Obama never said the words “jihad terrorists” or called out BLM for violence, yet Trump is a racist, white supremacist, and neo-nazi for saying there was vilolence on both parts of the riot. The proof is in the video. 4 people were arrested, 2 White Supremest, and 2 Antifa. Looks 50-50 to me!
            The MSM refers to all conservatives as Alt-Right “white uneducated voters”. There’s no criticism of the “Alt-Left” rioting n public streets, destroying private property, proclaiming hate for America and conservatives, all while hiding behind the 1st Amendment?

          • Melanie Ducote

            yep, exactly!

          • crh

            Buddy you need to take the needle out of your arm, the Left is truly bigoted towards anyone who doesn’t adhere to their world view. The Democrat Party is ground zero for the existence of the KKK. The Democrats instigated the Civil War in order to protect their right to use slaves. Massachusetts, the Democrat State was the first state to legalize slavery. Nathan Bedford Forest (Confederate General) was the Tennessee Democrat delegate to the Democrat National Convention in 1868, he also was a member of the KKK. Hillary Clinton’s mentor, Senator Byrd was a member and recruiter of the KKK. Bill Clinton’s mentor was J.William Fulbright another avid Klansman.

          • Kat

            DEMOCRAT Senator Byrd was actually a Grand Wizard of the KKK, but that’s OK, since after all, he was a DEMOCRAT.

          • Phyllisrgarber

            I keep reading comments by Trump apologizers that the KKK is a Democratic organization.

            Here is a bit of history. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and the South was solid Democratic. After the civil war, the South remained Democratic until Richard Nixon’s “Southern strategy.”

            That strategy was based solely on Southern fear and hatred of the blacks. Nixon managed to convince Southern bigots that the blacks were “taking over,” and that the Democrats were “soft on N****s.”

            The South was, and remains, a prisoner of its own bigotry.

            Everything Southern — from the drinking fountains, to the “separate-but-equal,” to the “back of the bus,” the antebellum plantation myths, and yes, even the statues in front of the courthouse — all were based on one Southern passion: Fear and loathing of blacks.

            The Nixon “Southern strategy” worked, and the formerly Democratic South turned Republican. While the first two iterations of the KKK were Democratic. Now, the 3rd KKK was conservative, hating the Democratic liberals.

            Today, all the hate groups at the march — the KKK, the white supremacists, and the Nazis — are solid conservative. All hate the liberals and use the epithets “socialist” and “communist” erroneously to describe progressives.

            Fascism is conservative. The KKK’s David Duke expressed joy at Trump’s comments. Southern bigotry is Republican.

            Those are the facts. Google “Nixon Southern Strategy” and learn.

          • crh

            Hey Phyllis, why don’t you read about a REAL FASCIST, Benito Mussolini, 2 specific things about him, he wanted the Government to control EVERYTHING, plus he had a HATRED for the Church. That describes the current ALT Left and the Democratic Party to a tee. It certainly doesn’t match up with Conservatism. You Liberals get your shorts in a knot over a miniscule group who is probably out numbered by Transexuals in the US. By the way why does Seattle have a monument dedicated to Vladimir Lenin? A guy responsible for the murder of millions of innocent people in Russia. Do the body count that atheistic socialism is responsible for in the 20th century. The Alt Left and so called Progressives have hitched their wagon to the Globalist movement, the biggest threat to personal freedoms. Wake up before it’s too late.

          • Melanie Ducote

            lol! no one here is a Trump apologizer! we are just stating the facts lady! you are the ones who love to lie and twist things for your own agendas! sure there are republicans in the KKK now a days as well as there are Democrats still in the KKK today as well! so you have no point here! It still is a fact that there would be NO KKK if the Democrats would not have started that horrible racist group a long time ago! As far as David Duke, Trump condemned him many times even back in 2001 on video, so doesn’t matter any more what David Duke says. There were members of the KKK who also supported Hillary Clinton during the campaign as well, so you have no argument there either!

            Some of you liberals are all about the lies, hate, bigotry, and fascism yourselves! it comes out in every word you speak! you should listen to yourself sometimes! you are pathetic!

          • nobuttkissr

            WRONG! All 3 were created by the Democrats or their ideas.

          • Concerned

            Sorry they were start by Democrats.

      • Melanie Ducote

        He didn’t do that, and fortunately the vast majority of Americans recognize that he didn’t!

      • Fedup

        Yeah like “kill whitey” is as non-racist as you can get. That’s your BLM opposing bigotry.

      • Polly Dreitzler

        The people who ?oppose bigotry” are THE worst bigots there are. They are the ones that threw the first punch in the melee. They are all democraps and they are protesting against the KKK? Well, the KKK has been the army of the democratic party for years. Senator Byrd D. was an acrive memter of the KKK up until his death not so long ago. The people on both sides don’t give a fat rat’s behind about America, only their special interests. If they would spend as much time and effort on reading their Bible and praying for God’s intervention in this unrest, maybe something POSITIVE would come to pass!!!

      • Bill Harrison

        Don’t hear Democrats condemning the hate and violence that Antifa does not any left wing hater group. You sir are a hypocrite of the first order.

      • nobuttkissr

        Antifa are NOT the good guys

  • Phyllisrgarber

    Now all those “thoughtful” conservatives should educate their extraordinarily stupid and incompetent President, rather than blindly following him as they have been for the past 7-8 months.

    • You should wish to be like him. With $billions being invested to take him down, he has accomplished more for “We the People” in 6 months than any other president. Meanwhile, Obama did more to destroy this nation than any other person in history.

      • Werp

        What has he accomplished?

        • Phyllisrgarber

          Well, he said there were “good people” marching with the Nazis and the white supremacists.

          “Good” Nazis. “Good” white supremacists. And hey, that guy Putin is “good,” too.

          See, Trump is no hate mongerer. He recognizes “good” people.

          • Werp

            I’m agreeing with you. It was geneww1938 that I was disagreeing with. You’re 100% correct.

          • Kitty

            Stop twisting Trumps words. You and the rest of the biased leftest do not want to hear what he actually said. He not referring to Nazis there were in fact many people protesting the taking down of the confiderate monuments who were NOT members of any hate groups. These people had a permit to protest and had every right to be there. Whereas on the left, there were violent groups mostly paid by Soros and BLM groups who were NOT permitted and came to invoke violence.

          • Phyllisrgarber

            Every time Trump says something stupid (which is daily), his followers jump in to “clarify” what he “really” meant.

            So first, he made stupid remarks about the march. The next day the White House staff gave him something good to read.

            Problem solved? No, the following day, he went off script again and stupidly tried to equate the Nazis and white supremacist bigots with the people who were protesting bigotry.

            In your mind, voicing bigotry is O.K. so long as you have a marching permit, but opposing bigotry is bad, especially if done by the left.

            You need to get your moral priorities in order:
            *Slavery: bad.
            *Opposed to slavery: good
            *Bigotry: bad.
            *Protesting against bigotry: good.
            *Statues for traitors who killed their own countrymen to preserve slavery: Very bad.
            *Bigot President who disseminates hatred against Muslims, Mexicans, gays, immigrants, blacks, and to panders to he lowest moral level: Very, very bad

            The right should be ashamed that bigots like David Duke compliment the President on what was said. You should be ashamed, too.

          • Melanie Ducote

            There you go again lying thru your teeth! the President disavowed hatred, bigotry and racism in BOTH speeches. and even called out the Nazis and White Supremists as well. you need to get your FACTS straight! there were several bad groups there that day who caused violence….Nazis and White Supremists and ANTIFA and BLM. all of them were violent that day! and if you go back and watch all of the tapes, you see it clearly. its ashame that people like you have closed eyes to all of it. I condemn all hate groups myself, they all need to be condemed and disbaned for the good of this country! And for your information, The President does not hate Muslims, Mexicans, gays, immigrants, blacks or any other race! thats just in your delusional mind! He only wants illegal criminals out of this country! and a border wall to keep Illegals from coming in ILLEGALLY! what about ILLEGAL do you not understand? sounds like to me you are the one who is a racist and a bigot!

          • Naval Lint

            You’re wasting your time with this troll. She has decided that hatred is the only valid emotion and will not consider any thoughts that don’t EXACTLY match what her Democrat handlers have published as her “thought for today”. Too much hatred and violence, all from the Left.

          • Naval Lint

            Do you believe that ALL Liberals are “tolerant, inclusive and peace-loving”?

          • Melanie Ducote

            no he didn’t say that, you people just love to twist his words. what he said was there were good people there from both sides, period! quit adding words that were not said! or go back and listen so you get it right!

            the only hate mongerer right now is YOU! spewing lies! you have zero credibility when you start saying things like this that are definately NOT TRUE!

          • Phyllisrgarber

            Which “good people” did he mean, the Nazis, the KKK, or the white supremacists?

          • Melanie Ducote

            no, there were people there that were standing around watching, the people who live there. if you watched all the tapes, you would have seen that. people of the city were there to watch the taking down of the statue because it was a big deal. innocent people.

        • Linda Conino

          What has your DEMOCRAP PARTY accomplished,,,,, NOTHING but divided this country. Open up your MORON MIND AND START REALLY LISTENING; you are listening to, to much hatred professors, and BAD MEDIA.

          • Werp

            Are you serious? I think the Trump voters need to open their minds. The hatred is coming mostly from them. Do you see white supremacist democrats? Progress comes from liberal people. That’s why radical Muslims have conservative closed minds. Same thing different religion. All religions all go to the same idea that their is a higher divine power. Isn’t it a coincidence that Christianity, Jewdism, and Muslims all say their “God” comes from the same place in Isreal? No god preaches hate. The conservatives in all those religions do. What have Republicans done good for this country lately? No party is perfect but liberals have made more progress towards freedom for all than Republicans.

          • Naval Lint

            EXCUSE ME! Was there LOVE and PEACE in the eyes of the “antifa” faces? None of the videos show ANYTHING other than anger and hatred. Why do Liberals HATE so much?

          • Melanie Ducote

            of course there were White Supremist Democrats with the KKK! there were many of them, they started the KKK movement. but besides that Antifa, BLM, Black Panthers, are all on the right and liberals….yeah the ones that promote violence, destroy property, beat up people….call for death to police….have killed policemen. Actually democrats have never done any good for this country thats why we are in the shape we are in now! Obama went even further to destroy it. at least with Trump, jobs are coming back because he reduced burdensome regulations, unemployment is at its all time lowest, stock market at an all time high, the GDP is growing like never before, He has decreased the US debt by 101 billion, illegal immigration is down 67%….he has done a lot for the veterans and much more! So actually, we will have a lot more freedom with the things he is doing!

    • Becky Aheren

      How, by telling him he should not denounce the radical left? That he should not tell the truth, that there were many people on both sides, not part of the violence, and were there legally? That he should denounce David Duke, and the Neo Nazis, and white supremacists? He did all that, so what are they going to tell him? You with plugs in your ears, and straw in your brain.

      • Werp

        You can be there legally and can legally belong to a hate group but that still doesn’t make it right.

        • Fed up!

          You stated to groups and then condemn both. I have every right to be there in opposition of the taking down the statue. You can’t assume I belong to some hate group. See it’s you liberals that think you have the rights and I don’t. Well sorry Charlie read, comprehend the Constitution.

          • Phyllisrgarber

            Yes, why take down statues of traitors who killed fellow Americans to preserve slavery. What next? Statues of Hitler?

          • Fed up!

            Your ignorance is the problem today. All statues war monuments every thing must go Let’s put our heads in the sand and homogenize everything that happen because of man since he evolved. Your a slave to the left and blinding follow.

          • Phyllisrgarber

            So you would be good with monuments to Hitler?

          • Fed up!

            As much as Hitler was evil if someone in a appropriate place wanted his statue, they have a right. History does not just erase itself. Every story has the truth and the distorted version, which one are you to follow
            Ask yourself that. HUM!

          • Phyllisrgarber

            I guess you’ll say anything to “win” an argument, even going so far as to defend a statue of Hitler.

            Go tell your friends you would like to see someone put up a statue of Hitler because, well . . . that’s history.

            Try being honest in your arguments, and avoid ridiculous comments.

          • Naval Lint

            Why do you want only to destroy?

          • Naval Lint

            Since Democrats have totally embraced the philosophies of Goebbles and the 3rd Reich, I expect that Maxine Waters will propose a bill to pay for your Hitler statue. Don’t worry, consevatives will tear it down and protect you from your feral “soldiers”.

          • Phyllisrgarber

            You do realize that the Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists are right wing, don’t you?

            You do know that the defenders of slavery and statues of Lee et al, are the “red” states, and “red” means conservative, right?

            You know these things, don’t you? Even Breitbart will acknowledge that.

          • Melanie Ducote

            you do realize that ANTIFA, BLM, Black Panthers, all these groups who have protested, destroyed property, beat up people, called for the death of police…killed police officers, are left wing, don’t you? what is your point?

            You do know that the KKK was started by the democratic party don’t you?

            None of us Conservatives defend slavery, it was wrong on all counts! but it is part of history and history cannot be changed. we can learn from it and do better as a country.

  • Some stand tall and support our president as they should, Hoever
    . The “anti-Trump” operatives, politicians and legislators either have an ill founded anti-American passion or have been bought through massive bribes, [donations, gifts, campaign funding…], extortion [entrapment by evidence of sexual or other character destructive exploits] or some psychological indebtedness to their perceived benefactors.
    . These benefactors (via lobbyists) are of the establishment which is the shadow government directed by a cartel of international and big bankers who control us (our country) as a legal corporation. This cartel also controls the NWO via the UN, One World Bank, IMF and their international laws which emanate from the headquarters in Brussels and foreign based banks. [They want to disseminate every structured government and ruler so they can enslave all by their central power…hence they use Obama as the person who did more damage to our country than any man in history and they are richly rewarding him and his team for that]
    . I cannot think of any agency or department recently established or expanded that benefits “We the Taxpaying People”. These entities use our taxpayer funds for their corporate research/studies to only benefit themselves or create barriers for competition [E.G. limit new medicine or product approvals while hiding proof to continue their use of harmful but profitable ones].
    . Within Establishment leadership, many are secretly entrapped by or members to Skull and Bones, Bilderberg, Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, … and I cannot identify one with a Biblical world view within the names I searched. In 2012 the DNC eliminated and denounced all mention of or references to God.
    . I believe President Trump is fulfilling his promises (our “Election Prayers”) and often is in direct opposition to the Anti-God control and beliefs of the Establishment. As a result, the Establishment’s well-funded ‘anti-trump’ effort creates, distorts, embellishes and fabricates every form of disruption, slander, scandal and lie to destroy this presidency and uses their willing media to shamelessly and repeatedly promote them. Being anti-God, they do not see the risk of those following the Koran which is Satan’s counterfeit and antitheses of God’s Bible.. Yet, with hundreds of hired lawyers, investigators & reporters, not even one accusation has substantiated, presented with verified evidence or proven valid. Now most people are awakening to the Establishment’s corruption and are becoming very aware of what is happening. Please pray for this administration.

    • jaybird

      He needs to hear encouraging words everyday from his supporters. Tweet him because I do not know if he receives any e-mail messages that are sent- who is monitoring that??? I would get really depressed with all the negative energy around me.

  • John Newlin

    Well said geneww1938. Investigate Russian interference with the election? When do we investigate big media (NBC) interference?

    • djgreiner59

      What do mean NBC. How about ABC. CNN. MSM. Even Fox has turncoats

  • TOM HENRY

    When is this nation going to grow up? “We the People believe that all men (people) are created equal.” It is amazing to me that this nation is still attempting to live up to that statement. In the “Pledge of Allegiance” “one nation under GOD”, meaning one people under GOD. We as a nation have still not lived up to that statement either. We cannot rewrite History. But we can change the way we judge each other because of the color of our skin. We are all equal in this world. Let us not judge each other by the color of our skin.

  • Louie Rey

    All I have to say is God bless Senator Scott. Talk about hitting the nail on the head. Look, racism is racism and it’s pure evil but there was racism on both sides of that protest. President Trump denounced those acts of racism but apparently, because he didn’t hit the air waves while that neo-Nazi was putting his car in reverse after driving into the crowd, he’s a racist himself. Let’s hope that more and more sane and concerned individuals like Senator Scott come to the fore.

  • Fed up!

    Can Scott move to Florida in my district
    There a man I respect and definitely vote for.

  • richard black

    and still no mention of BLM !!!!

  • TOM HENRY

    People of all nations, all races, ethnic groups, cultures, and religions need to hold each others hands around the world, so that the people in the South are touching the people in the North and people in the East are touching the people in the West. One solid link. So that all peoples living in this small world can enjoy the Gifts of GOD’S GRACE; LOVE AND PEACE. One fellowship, one church, because all of us together become the church. Just like each of us is one granule of sand on the beach, each one of us make up the “BODY OF CHRIST”. We are the church. JESUS CHRIST IS THE HEAD. 1 CORINTHIANS 12: 12-31.

  • Len

    When will the media tell the truth never they are ruining this country along with Sorros and Obozo

  • Susan Wood

    The “white supremacists” in Charlottesville weren’t there to preach racism; they had a permit to “speak out” against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Read Wikipedia’s bio on Lee and tell me if this man’s life is not worth learning about. [Note: Wikipedia no real friend of conservatives.] So, to Sen. Cotton:you can’t admit or accept that the “white supremacists” weren’t in Charlottesville to fight a war and take back America, but were there to protest the removal of the Lee Statue? To both Pres. Bush’s: the same comment! I’m not a Trumpster, but I was really proud of what Trump said yesterday at his news conference. He said there were violence makers on BOTH SIDES; and that there were good people on BOTH SIDES. And the good people on one side had a legal right to be there; and those on the other side didn’t act like true Americans and get a permit to counter-protest at another time! I’m a Virginian,. I’ve lived under Terry McAuliffe for several years now, and I truly believe there was collusion between his office and the Charlottesville Mayor’s office to foment violence for their political careers!

  • I think we as citizens need to do more on this issue that has arisen from the Charlottesville mess. I saw and heard what the liberal people did to interfere directly with the Neo Nazis when they should have let the police handle the situation. But the police were not exactly doing their job to quell the group of far right protesters. However, the liberal element also is very adamant about violating the First Amendment by calling for silencing the public on free speech. We have to pursue this issue to a greater extent than we have.

  • Phyllisrgarber

    Who are the “good” people to whom he referred? The Nazis? The white supremacists? The bigots who agree with the Nazis and white supremacists?

    Please explain the fake moral equivalence.

    • Melanie Ducote

      if you watch all the tapes, which it is obvious you did not! there are a lot of people there that are just standing around watching, not causing any trouble. like in most cities, people go out to watch what is going on!

      but ofcourse you are just set on your lies and twisting the words of what he said. you are the one who is fake!

      • Phyllisrgarber

        Thank you. Now I understand.

        When Trump referred to “both sides,” I thought he was referring to the protesters.

        But you have clarified it for me.

        He meant there were good people standing on “both sides” of the street.

        I don’t know why it’s significant, but it’s nice to know. Good thing he has people always ready to jump in and clarify what he “really” means. Must be exhausting, though. I pity poor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, always explaining, explaining, explaining.

        • Melanie Ducote

          no, its not exhausting, what is exhausting is how you people always put words in his mouth and add words to his that are not there, or you twist his words.

  • Phyllisrgarber

    A perfect bigoted statement. Fortunately, you do not hate blacks.

  • Phyllisrgarber

    I see you have inside information that you obtained from a reliable source. Right?

  • dleeper47

    As a conservative, I would want to be “credited” by the mainstream media for having the right attitude only if the media were fair and objective. They are anything but that! So I don’t complain.

    Try watching Anderson Cooper for an hour. It’s like watching a Soviet-era propaganda broadcast. I know — I used to listen to Radio Moscow as a teenager on shortwave. I’m amazed I still watch it once in a while, but I assume it’s for the same reason that I slow down on a highway to observe a car wreck.

    For decades most of the media have been shilling for Big Govt politicians in both parties but especially the progressive/left-wing/statist Democrats. I would worry about *anyone* they gave “credit” to, for example my senators from Arizona, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

  • Phyllisrgarber

    Easy question for all: Trump said there were two sides, and good people on both sides.

    So if you had been there, which side would you have been on: The KKK, Nazi, white supremacist side or the side of the people who oppose the KKK, Nazi, white supremacists?

    Two sides. Pick one.

    • Ronald Nelson

      There is more to this situation than a simple question of racism and bigotry… States rights issues and a balanced view of history, were also important issues at hand. Does one side with violence is also a question to be resolved…

      Does one side with those who assemble armed with clubs and wearing helmets… looking to incite riot? Is that the side one should choose? Perhaps there is a third choice… One of civil discourse, thru which mutual understanding and racial harmony can be achieved. That is the side we all need to support… and it is a side that neither group demonstrated in Charlottesville. It is the side the President supports and all men of peace and social harmony support.

      • Phyllisrgarber

        Civil discourse is best, but I’m having trouble believing that is the side Trump supports. When has he ever been one for civil discourse?

        In any event, do you really believe civil discourse with the KKK, the Nazis and the white supremacists is even possible? Their minds have been closed by hatred. What do you think was the purpose of the march?

        Trump said there were good people on “both sides.” He was trying to create a false equivalence between hate-mongering bigots and the people who oppose bigotry. Who exactly are the “good” Nazi, KKK and white supremacist people?

        • Marcella Covault

          Do you believe that civil discourse is possible with the BLM or Antifa? Very doubtful, as their minds have been closed by hatred and they are “acting out” in violent ways against fellow American citizens who may have a different opinion from them. This AMERICA and free speech is allowed, but VIOLENCE AGAINST free speech should never be tolerated.

    • Naval Lint

      How closed-minded of you! Most of us (on both sides of the aisle) are repelled by the actions of BOTH extremes.

      • Phyllisrgarber

        Bigotry is extreme. Fighting bigotry is not extreme.

        We Americans fought and died to stop Nazi evil in WWII. Unfortunately, we have to fight the Nazi evil again, and some Americans still don’t get it.

        Trump thinks there are good Nazis, good KKK and good white supremacists. That is his lie.

        Nazis, KKK and white supremacy are not equivalent to those who fight against evil.

  • R. T.

    If you are for History you must be a White Supremacists and if it offends you you want it torn down !

    • Naval Lint

      Your post makes no sense. The DESTRUCTION was performed by Liberals. The VIOLENCE was promoted and pushed by Liberals.

      • R. T.

        Does this clarify it ?
        They say if you are for History you must be a White Supremacists and if it offends you , you want it torn down at any cost even Violence !
        These monuments have been there for a long time , nothing was said about them during the civil rights movement why now ?? The Communist’s want to change HISTORY !!!

        • Naval Lint

          I am somewhat curious about the timing of these “protests”. Why didn’t any of this happen when Obama was in office? I would have thought that these recidivists would have had total permission to behave in this manner while he was in the White House, but there was never any complaints about these statues….until President Trump actually took office. This stuff is nothing more that continuing temper-tantrums from the Left. If they DON’T settle down, there’s going to be a LOT of them filing claims on ObamaCare.

          • R. T.

            You are right it is a temper-tantrum , against Trump because they can’t get their Communist ways with him !

          • Naval Lint

            It’s NOT just about President Trump….Liberals just HATE what they don’t control. Why do you think they set up the mess in VA? I’m beginning to think that entire thing was staged.

          • R. T.

            Of course it was because they say they are the only ones that can fix it .
            But it never seems to get fixed but they keep throwing our money at it !!!!!

          • Naval Lint

            They have absolutely no intentions of FIXING ANYTHING…They feed off of the crisis’ that THEY CREATE. It’s how the entire Democrat Party operates.

          • R. T.

            You have that right !

  • Ronald Nelson

    Confederate symbols of power can serve as historical references too our past abuses… reminding people of the suffering caused by such misguided adventures as the Confederacy and Slavery. What is so appalling is that most American’s are unaware that over 600 K White-men died and millions more were permanently injured in the pursuit of the emancipation of their Black brothers and sisters. The Confederacy suffered horribly during the civil war and for many years after from the economic ruin and cultural decay surrounding the events after the war.

    Monuments to the suffering of millions… in the form of statutes should serve to remind America of a people that were greater than a few and whose sacrifices continue to promote unity and equality among all men. Racism and Bigotry exist and will always exist… it is mankind’s curse… one that can be ameliorated, if the Nation is willing to peacefully engage the problems associated with these social pariahs… Racial slurs and violence will only exasperate them.

  • PaulaRevere

    So just what is the point of these white supremacy condemning Congress-people? Posturing for a run at the Presidency? I do not know anyone who supports racial supremacy, oppression of any group, or violence and murder to get what you want from the Government. President Trump certainly did not support any of the backfired staged riot gone bad by these Democrat-Soros- Obama supported brainwashed people who coud not engaged conservative folks in a fight so they riot among themselves! Refusing to be part of the solution makes them a big part of the problem.

  • Naval Lint

    It really has to suck being you. You do realize that you are a BIG part of the problem. Killary LOST, get over it.

  • Bob Cherry

    Why are there no Nazi statues or relics on public spaces in Germany
    today? Why were confederate statues erected (1920’s) long after the
    civil war? Washington was flawed but help develop this nation, Lee and
    confederates tried to destroy the nation, and started a war that killed
    600,000 citizens. Lee and confederates elites were terrorist.

  • Gregg Parker

    Shiver me timbers! You mean some talking heads actually say what 349,910,000 Americans already understand (that includes the childen too)? Maybe we should let them talk it out for a few weeks, after all they’re only little heads with make up on them…..aaaannnnndddddd CUT!

  • Phyllisrgarber

    I keep reading comments by Trump apologizers that the KKK is a Democratic organization.

    Here is a bit of history. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and the South was solid Democratic. After the civil war, the South remained Democratic until Richard Nixon’s “Southern strategy.”

    That strategy was based solely on Southern fear and hatred of the blacks. Nixon managed to convince Southern bigots that the blacks were “taking over,” and that the Democrats were “soft on N****s.”

    The South was, and remains, a prisoner of its own bigotry.

    Everything Southern — from the drinking fountains, to the “separate-but-equal,” to the “back of the bus,” the antebellum plantation myths, and yes, even the statues in front of the courthouse — all were based on one Southern passion: Fear and loathing of blacks.

    The Nixon “Southern strategy” worked, and the formerly Democratic South turned Republican. While the first two iterations of the KKK were Democratic. Now, the 3rd KKK was conservative, hating the Democratic liberals.

    Today, all the hate groups at the march — the KKK, the white supremacists, and the Nazis — are solid conservative. All hate the liberals and use the epithets “socialist” and “communist” erroneously to describe progressives.

    Fascism is conservative. The KKK’s David Duke expressed joy at Trump’s comments. Southern bigotry is Republican.

    Those are the facts.

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    We need to call hollyweird and the media exactly what they are… domestic communist terrorists and shut them down. There should be a set standard for truth in the media covered by law. Reporters should have to revealed their sources to an impartial panel of judges to prove their stories are correct and not just fake news and lies.

  • Phyllisrgarber

    Will the last one out the door, please turn out the lights. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/citing-trump-remarks-most-presidents-arts-council-quits-154920830.html

    Let the rest stay in the dark.

  • Stephen Griffith

    Just another example of the Lying Leftist Liberal Mad Mad Media, spinning the truth to fit their Propaganda of Hate! The President speaks out against it & they do their best to lie about it. They are just like Obama, causing division instead of helping to bring the nation together!