August 31, 2017
In college I was trained in linguistics. Not that I was very good at it, mind you, but I definitely received the training; my hope was to become a national security analyst and sit around in Washington with my feet up on a desk. I studied history with an emphasis on Russia. I studied linguistics. I learned a thing or two although I never became truly proficient at Russian; my Russian teacher told me I had way too much imagination and overthought it all the time. At any rate, I was never that good, but I did learn a thing or two.
Maybe I do have too much imagination, but I noticed a similarity between the names Antifa and Intifada almost immediately.
Antifa is supposedly a contraction of anti-fascist but notice how similar it is to Intifada, which is the name given to the uprising by masked Palestinian thugs in the West Bank and Gaza strip.
Merriam Webster gives the etymology of Entifada as:
"Arabic intifÄdÌ£a, literally, the act of shaking off"
So why choose I or A for the starting letter? After all, it is pronounce "entifada" by the news media (hardly a credible source for pronunciation or language in general; take their pronunciation of Mikhail as "Mic Hail rather than the Russian Mee-ki-eel.) I don't think the A or I differentiates it all that much. I believe the whole point of the choice of Antifa is to mimic the word Intifada. And, members of Antifa often show up wearing black with black masks in the Islamo-terrorist fashion.
I think their choice of names is consc oious and very telling. So many of these violent extremists find common cause with Islamic terrorists.
Now most people are calling them An tee fuh, but I prefer Anti-fah. I think we need to identify who they admire.
By the way, I never did make it to Langley after college; I graduated right around the time the ing Soviet Union fell. Boy did my timing stink! After 70 years of Marxism/Leninism I wound up being unemployable. It is an unfair world - a point people like the antifa crowd refuse to accept.
bunch of stories here, including one dog on a roof who directed rescuers to his owners inside a garage.
My dentist told me he saw a story on tv about a group of Texas dogs flown to New York City.
This Texas scene needs some music - by a singer from the Bronx.
Here's Frankie Lane singing from the recording of the original theme song from the Rawhide tv show from the late 1950s.
FAY VOSHELL SENDS US THIS:
They have come for your children - again.
Teacher: Dear Parents, Tell Your Kids to Stop Taking About God
Posted: Aug 30, 2017 10:01 AM
School is back in session across the fruited plain and students are getting settled in their new classes â€“ adjusting to new teachers.
So it's not all that unusual for moms and dads to receive letters from their child's teacher - especially regarding inappropriate classroom behavior. But a letter written by a first grade teacher and sent to parents in McCordsville, Indiana is causing quite a stir.
The teacher urged parents to encourage their children to stop using religious words in the classroom.
"I have had a group of about five students using the words God, Jesus and Devil in conversation,â€ the teacher wrote.
Back when I was in grade school my classmates would typically invoke the Good Lord's name -- usually just before an exam.
She explained that she had "a talkâ€ with the children regarding inappropriate classroom language â€“ but the lesson did not seem to work.
"With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used,â€ she wrote to parents.
In other words â€“ Jesus is not welcome in McCordsville Elementary School.
"If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate time and place of talking about it,â€ the teacher wrote.
In my new book, "The Deplorablesâ€™ Guide to Making America Great Again,â€ I delivered a call to arms. I urged you to take a stand for your Constitutional rights â€“ to take a stand in your neighborhoods.
In the midst of the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey, Politico decided to let their true feelings about Houston be knownâ€¦ by expressing how much they hate Texas with the following cartoon:
This isnâ€™t at all surprising, since the liberals on the coasts refer to places like Texas as "Flyover Countryâ€ and "Jesus Landâ€. This is just that sentiment in cartoon form.
Politico clearly has the idea that only government saves. It comes through loud and clear here. How dare those redneck "hillbilliesâ€ praying for deliverance from the rising flood waters be grateful to God and not almighty Washington D.C.!
Read the rest.
Neat Sarah Hoyt article from PJMedia.
Yes. Instead of a political club to hit Mr. Trump with. Roger L. Simon outdoes himself here, with a splendid article (and shows his Biblical scholarship at the same time).
Every time I see people trying to put the blame for a catastrophic natural event on a public official -- such as George W. Bush with Katrina or Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with Harvey -- I suspect the persons casting those aspersio Fns have problems of their own. They are projecting.
If you want to blame someone for Harvey, blame God. But just be grateful it wasn't worse, as in: "God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time."
Also, unless you're so desperate and rigid in your thinking that your ideology has given you a self-induced lobotomy, forget about global warming or climate change or whatever the euphemism of the day might be. These events have been occurring since long before recorded time. The mountains and the oceans came from somewhere.
These are humbling experiences, even to those of us far away, watching on television. They should bring us together, not tear us apart or be used to score cheap political points.
I agree. The media could help here, rather than carp about the First Lady's shoes.
JONATHAN DICKINSON ADDS:
Also on PJ Media was an article about a media outlet that not only bashed Melania Trump's shoes, but also President Trump's khaki pants, of all things. The funny thing is, Barack Obama wore the same khaki pants and the same peapicking jacket as Trump back when he visited New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy. And no, strangely enough, no one in the far left media seemed to be concerned with that particular pair of beige pants.
A NOTE FROM JACK KEMP:
In the original "Legally Blonde" movie, Reese Witherspoon, portraying a wealthy and fashionable but inexperienced young lawyer, was in court arguing a case. An opposition witness, a young man, made some remark about her shoes being last year's style and named the designer either just before or while he was n the witness stand. She turned to her muscular hetero co-attorney and asked him what kind of shoes she had. He said, "They're shoes, What?" At that point Reese knew that the witness was a screaming gay and used that info - which was very pertinent to the facts fo the case - to destroy the witness's credibility in court.
In real life, I was riding the subway one day when an old man was playing the accordion for tips. Suddenly, he told a young woman rider that her handbag was a knockoff and she countered by saying it was the real thing. A "successful" old man who had to play the accordion on the subway to make ends meet.
Also, in real life, a woman came into my parents' store when I was working there before getting into computer programming. She had some minor complaint and one of the salesladies pointed out to everyone behind the counter that this woman had some expensive hairstyle that the saleslady obviously wished she could afford to get, some detail that I would never pick out.
Who but a jealous or envious woman or a screaming gay or a bitter, crazy old man would give a damn about the fine details of what shoes or other fashion item some woman wore?
A few writers on the interent also said Melania Trump changed shoes later. When I worked at the midtown offices together with Dana, the women would come to work in sneakers and change into high heels once in the office, keeping a few pair of heels in the pull out file cabinet drawer of their desk, something I saw when making conversation just before 5 p.m. quitting time. Melania did the reverse process, changing into some practical shoes or boots when she was approached the messy ground in Texas
By Printus LeBlanc
President Obamaâ€™s first Chief of Staff in the White House, now Mayor of thewar zone Chicago, famously said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.â€ People are still being rescued from homes in Houston, and the storm is continuing to do damage to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle, but the mainstream media and the Church of Manmade Climate Change cannot help themselves.
When climate events like , they call it weather. When a hurricane hits Houston, they want to call it man-made climate change. You cannot have it both ways.
For anyone that has ever lived within 100 miles of a coast, they know hurricanes are a normal occurrence in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. The "expertsâ€ might not know this, but there is actually a season for hurricanes that runs between June and late November, with the most intense storms happening in August and September.
The notion that Harvey was caused by man-made climate change is laughable at best, and fraudulent science at worst. What evidence is there to prove what the networks are reporting? Keep in mind, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) only has measurable data for hurricanes beginning in 1851. The amount of data needed to claim hurricanes are getting stronger is immense and the amount of data scientists have is infinitesimally small.
However, there is data on the strength of hurricanes for the last 170 years. There is a direct correlation between the barometric pressure in the eye of a storm and the wind speed. The lower the pressure, the tighter the eye, and the higher the wind speeds.
The lowest pressure on record for an Atlantic hurricane belonged to Wilma, a storm in 2005 with a. The tenth storm on the list had a pressure of 910 millibars. Hurricane Harvey doesnâ€™t even come close, with a .
What about wind strength? Hurricane strength is also measured by wind strength. Surely man-made climate change causedHurricane Harvey to have the strongest wind speed on record. Once again, the church of man-made climate change would be wrong.
In 1980, Hurricane Allen recorded the highest sustained wind speed ever in the Atlantic Ocean at 190 mph. The second highest wind speed ever recorded was the hurricane at 185 mph. Once again, as strong and intense as was, it had a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 mph, nowhere near the top 50.
Letâ€™s try another method. How about inches of rain per hour? If man-made climate change caused Hurricane Harvey to be stronger than normal, then the rainfall per hour would be astronomical.
Harvey had aroundhurricane dropped , while Tropical Storm Rosa was at 5 inches per hour in 1994. Once again, Hurricane Harvey is not abnormal for the data that is available.at its maximum. Do not disregard the number, that is a tremendous amount of rainfall, but it is nowhere near the upper echelon of inches of rain per hour. An unnamed Florida
Hurricane Harvey was not the result of man-made climate change. Aover the southwestern U.S. prevented the storm from doing what hurricanes do, move and drop rain. The high-pressure system stalled the "dirtyâ€ side of the storm over Houston. So, as Houston is getting hit by the dirty side of the storm, the "cleanâ€ side is recharging over the Gulf of Mexico while the high-pressure system is stopping the storm from moving, keeping Houston on the "dirtyâ€ side of the storm for days. By the way, high-pressure systems in the desert southwest of the U.S. is kind of normal during the summer.
Because the storm was partially situated over the Gulf of Mexico while it was stalled, it createdan extended tidal surge. Tidal surges are another normal byproduct of hurricanes. However, the tidal surge did not allow the Houston rainwater drainage system to properly work, because the rain water was draining into the space the tidal surge was occupying. It is kind of hard for Houston rain water to drain into the Gulf of Mexico, while Harvey is trying to push the Gulf of Mexico into Houston.
People are still in danger and the mainstream media believes it is its duty to push a narrative given to them by their progressive masters. If the mainstream media can see clear to stop pushing the Church of Manmade Climate Change and learn how to use google, they would see the truth, and perhaps gain a small amount of respect back from the citizens that distrust them so much.
Printus LeBlanc is a contributing reporter for Americans for Limited Government
August 30, 2017
An old Reagan-era joke that can be endlessly updated goes as follows: Scientists announce that the world is going to end tomorrow. How will the news media cover it:
Wall Street Journal: World to End Tomorrow: Markets to Close Early. (See page A8 for details.)
USA Today: World to End Tomorrowâ€”But Weâ€™re Grinning and Bearing It
New York Times: World to End Tomorrow: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit
Washington Post: World to End Tomorrow: Reagan Policies Blamed.
Well, in another case of life imitating art, hereâ€™s the Washington Post today:
Why this brilliant insight qualifies as news is something only an elite media denizen can explain.
Read the rest here: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/the-media-never-disappoints.php
Here's one to think about. Get a look at the photo!
North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet.
North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet
Amid escalating tensions with the United States, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested out a seemingly laughable, but key part of his arsenal.
Must be the severe Botox poisoning.
Nancy Pelosi quote reel: Gaffe-prone Dem leader the new Joe Biden?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boasted earlier this year she's a master legislator. Perhaps â€“ but her record of gaffes as an orator is starting to rival former Vice President Joe Biden's.
Here's one to think about. Get a look at the photo!
North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet.
North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet
Amid escalating tensions with the United States, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested out a seemingly laughable, but key part of his arsenal.
Did you see this one? Sickening, but predictable. http://www.dcstatesman.com/left-wing-nonprofit-organization-fire-sickening-attack-hurricane-harvey-victims/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=llc
A distraught Houston mother tore into a CNN reporter during a live interview â€” blasting the woman for putting a microphone in her face just moments after she arrived at a shelter with her two young children.
"Yâ€™all trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, thatâ€™s not the smartest thing to do,â€ the shaken up parent, identified only as Danielle, told reporter Rosa Flores.
"People are really breaking down and yâ€™all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fâ€“k is wrong with us,â€ she seethed. "And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face! With me shivering cold, with my kids wet! And youâ€™re still putting a microphone in my face!â€
The interview happened a little before 1 p.m. central time at a shelter in Houston. Flores appeared to approach the woman at random just after she arrived there with her kids.
"We was waiting for the police for like 36 hours and they never came,â€ the mother said. "We did the white flags and everything â€” and nobody came.â€
END OF QUOTE
This line of questioning isn't that far removed from the sick joke - but one tempered by over one hundred years of time to heal - that I heard as a child. "Besides that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play (at Ford's Theater)?"
From the Daily Mail:
I JUST CAN'T WAIT â€“ FROM DAILY MAIL: Hillary Clinton will be back in the spotlight this fall for an unprecedented, big-ticket book tour for her new tome What Happened, with tickets priced as high as $1,200. On Monday, the ex-Democratic nominee announced 'Hillary Clinton Live,' a 15-city tour, which includes stops in a handful of states she lost in the election last year. Promotional materials for her first stop, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., promise Clinton plans to 'let loose' and tell her audience a 'personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story' of her election loss and recovery. The website promoting the tour, HillaryClintonBookTour.com, features a quote from Clinton too. 'In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,' she said. 'Now I'm letting my guard down,' she pledged. I want to buy tickets for every stop because I'm sure the story will change regularly. Maybe we can get a bulk discount.
A NOTE FROM JACK KEMP
Hillary's propaganda tour. The female Don Rickles, only not as funny.
Maybe she can get Kathy Griffin to join her (and Huma, of course).
August 29, 2017
Not only has Hurricane Harvey been disastrous for hundreds of thousands of the regionsâ€™ residents, but itâ€™s disrupting beer production too. Thatâ€™s because an Anheuser-Busch brewery is suspending beer production in order to can water to help the victims of the storm.
Anheuser-Busch produces Budweiser, Michelob, Beckâ€™s, and Rolling Rock.
Vice president for community affairs for the Georgia Anheuser-Busch brewery, Bill Bradley, told NBC that this was not an unusual move on their part.
"Since 1988 we have donated an excess of 76 million cans of clean drinking water,â€ he said. "The Cartersville location is our designated brewery for the emergency water program â€” itâ€™s something weâ€™re very proud of.â€
END OF QUOTE
Should probably have said "today's first absurdity," but I haven't been looking that hard. Captain America wants... Don Lemon to run for President. Yep, that's what he says.
Right here on our show. . . http://www.dailywire.com/news/20165/captain-america-wants-don-lemon-run-president-john-nolte?utm_source=dwemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=082817news&utm_campaign=position1
Man, that makes me want to reach for the bourbon bottle, but it won't be Happy Hour here for another 40 minutes yet. . .
The recent spate of iconoclasm against Confederate monuments is being heartily justified by both Democratic politicians and the news media, yet these same voices were singing a different tune just a short while ago. Anyone remember the flap over the artwork that Congressman Lacy Clay hung in the Capitol? http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/congressman-removes-painting-approved-by-rep-clay-that-depicts-police/article_12cca453-a3b5-56bd-b6ea-907827c03da4.html
Back in January California Rep. Duncan Hunter drew cheers from conservatives when he took down a piece of, uh, artwork that was hung by Congressman Clay after the Ferguson riots. The student artwork depicted police as pigs in what was clearly an attempt to offend, yet Clay thought it worth desecrating the Capitol hallway with this. Hunter, disgusted by this brazen display of disrespect for authority, simply removed the offending piece.
Please note - Hunter did not destroy the painting or vandalize it; he simply returned it to Clay, who put it up on the wall in his office.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"Clay told the Post-Dispatch this week that he would not take the painting down because it depicted the artistâ€™s reality of his life, and because the First Amendment protects provocative art."
And in fact the good Congressman from St. Louis took it much further:
""By his unprecedented and unconstitutional action, following criticism of the artwork by Speaker Ryan and several GOP Members, the Architect of the Capitol acted to suppress the free speech rights of my constituent, and they have also sent a chilling message to young Americans that their voices are not respected, their views are not valued, and their freedom of expression is no longer protected in the U.S. Capitol."
So removing an vile and offensive painting from inside the Capitol is unconstitutional, but tearing down statues of Confederates isn't?
Clay led the charge https://www.stlmag.com/news/lacy-clay-confederate-memorial-forest-park/ to remove a Confederate statue in Forest Park in St. Louis, one that had been in place for decades. It was a part of our history.
Clay told the Post-Dispatch:
"Now is the time to replace the Confederate Memorial, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch in Forest Park, Divisive, alienating, racially charged symbols do not accurately represent the goodness and fullness of the people of the city of St. Louis.â€
And he, along with the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus, don't seem to see the hypocrisy. Like the pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm, some are more equal than others. One wonders if the pigs in the painting do not really represent the more equal than others mentality of the race hustling industry?
Frankly the African American community should welcome these monuments as a living reminder of their deliverance from bondage. The Confederacy was as much a part of their history as it is of whites. And dishonoring Confederates dishonors those who defended their homes - including the black Confederate soldiers and the Native Americans who allied with the Confederacy.
But this is not about protecting tender sensibilities so much as exorcising the memory of a nation. The Left wants a new America, one that was born just a few short decades ago and is very different from the one we knew.
When the city of Mecca fell to Muhammad's followers (after Muhammad broke the treaty of Hudaybiyyah and seized the city) one of the first things he did was to destroy the statuary to the pagan gods of the Quraish. This extended to the Ka'aba, the holy building itself:
Ishaq:552 "When the populace had settled down, Muhammad went to the Ka'aba and compassed it seven times on his camel, touching the Black Stone with a stick. Then he went inside the Temple. There he found a dove made of wood. He broke it in his hands and threw it away."
Ishaq:552 "The Ka'aba contained 360 idols which Lucifer had strengthened with lead. The Apostle was standing by them with a stick in his hand, saying, 'The truth has come and falsehood has passed away.' Then he pointed at them with his stick and they collapsed on their backs one after the other."
Ishaq:85 "The people were afraid to demolish the temple and withdrew in terror from it. Al-Walid said, 'I will begin the demolition.' He took up his pickaxe and walked up to Allah's House saying, 'O Ka'aba, do not be afraid. O Allah we intend nothing but good.' The he demolished part of it near the two corners."
What precisely was Muhammad doing when he took up his pickax and began doing demolition work? He was destroying the memorials of the pagan peoples to erase their heritage. The Islamic world has been doing this ever since.
See, it wasn't enough to try to persuade people that his was a better way - the people wouldn't listen. So Muhammad and his followers had to destroy all memory of a time before his coming. The destruction of memorials has been an ongoing effort in Islam ever since.
Consider the desecration of Haiga Sophia when the Turks finally took Constantinople; they turned it into a mosque, wrecking statuary and overlaying the ornate paintings and plaster work so as to "disappear" the Christian memory. Consider the Taliban's destruction of statues to The Buddha, priceless artifacts that can never be replaced.
Oh, by the way, CAIR is fully in support of removing the Confederate war statues. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/hamas-linked-cair-calls-for-destruction-of-every-confederate-memorial
Muhammad was hardly the first to discover the utility of erasing a nation's history. The ancient Chinese military philosopher Sun Tzu once famously stated:
"Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear"
And if you can destroy that which a People hold dear you can mortally wound them. Statues and monuments are vitally important to the transmission of a culture, because they remind a People of who they are and who they once were. It is not necessarily a celebration of virtue; certainly the Auschwitz concentration camp was not bulldozed because the public loved it. Auschwitz still exists because it serves a very important purpose, a remembrance of those who were murdered and a reminder to the public of what could happen again if they forgot.
And what did America of old hold dear? Well, the Civil War was a seminal moment in our nation's history, and both sides took pride in what they accomplished. Even if one makes the assumption that the South was fighting to protect slavery (a wrong assumption) one must also look to the justifications for secession in the first place. The central government was growing too intrusive and powerful, and the South valiantly tried to restore the principles of limited government and states autonomy. They failed but they made a valiant effort. The Civil War was a disagreement over the role of government in life, and both sides were equally passionate. In many ways it was our finest hour, a time where all Americans had to live up to their values.
That is precisely why the Left is adamant about ridding the nation of the last vestiges of the Civil War. It is a constant reminder that America wasn't always a collectivist entity with an overly intrusive behemoth running our lives. Like the Muslims seeking to make the past disappear, our friends on the Left want the old America to disappear down the rabbit hole.
So we should not be too surprised by liberal hypocrisy in this issue. They want new legends, new heroes, new artwork, and they have never been obsessed with what Emerson called a "foolish consistency". Consistency is for their opponents. They have something better - they have a shiny dream. Dreams often lack consistency.
For this reason alone we should defend these statues and memorials as devoutly as the Left seeks their removal. They are part of who we are, and a People should not forget that. Forgetting makes us a malleable clay to be molded in the hands of tyrants.
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Get Ready: Trump, Republicans Preparing to Fail at Tax Reform Next
By Peter Heck | August 29, 2017, 12:00am
Itâ€™s somewhat amusing and somewhat infuriating to hear Trump apologists on the right complain about the lackluster Republican leadership in Congress as being responsible for the startling lack of any significant legislative accomplishment in the Trump administration to date. Because, if you will recall, the entire reason Republicans needed to support Trump over his more conservative primary rivals, we were told by these same apologists, was Trumpâ€™s uncanny ability to "close the deal.â€
Whereas Cruz, Rubio, Walker, or even Carson, would "sell out to the swamp,â€ Trump would get the job done.
Border wall? Not a brick laid.
Obamacare? Still destroying peopleâ€™s lives and livelihoods.
And next up on the disappointment tour appears to be the promise to simplify the tax code and reform the oppressive tax burden faced by citizens:
President Donald Trump is planning to kick off one of the most important sales pitches of his presidency this week â€” getting Americans fired up about rewriting the U.S. tax code. But thereâ€™s no plan to sell.
Basic questions remain unanswered. Will the changes be permanent or temporary? How will individual tax brackets be set? What rate will corporations and small businesses pay? Instead of providing details that could help build support for a bill, the president will largely rely on the same talking points he and his advisers have highlighted since January.
Funny thing about getting a deal made â€“ you have to propose a plan or thereâ€™s nothing to deal with. One of the most revealing exchanges during the whole primary election debate spectacles was when Senator Marco Rubio challenged Trump to expound upon his healthcare plans. He didnâ€™t have any. He just promised that he would â€“ and they would be spectacular.
A NOTE FROM FAY VOSHELL;
Eight years or fifty, the fact is that the philosophical paradigms that animated the Republican and Democrat parties are completely exhausted, both having virtually no bases in reality, and the results have exhibited themselves in two ways: one is capitulation and the other is violence.
The absurdities--insanities, actually--of the Left invite a tyranny the rudderless Republicans have little taste for resisting.
We are in a situation not unlike that of the French Revolution and its progeny of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
I feel an article coming on...
Peter Barry Chowka
Recently departed Deputy Assistant to President Trump Dr. Sebastian Gorka appeared on Brian Kilmeadeâ€™s Fox News Radio program on Monday morning, August 28. Free to speak his mind now, he had a lot to say about his seven-month tenure working on foreign policy at the White House, whatâ€™s going on there now, and his plans for the future.
After former White House Chief Strategist Steven K. Bannon left his job on August 18, it was just a matter of time before Gorka. who reported to Bannon, followed suit. As a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor and prominent surrogate during the 2016 race, and during his tenure at the White House, Gorka stood out as a fierce and articulate defender of Donald J. Trump, regularly appearing on TV and challenging hostile hosts at CNN and MSNBC.
Gorka was born in London in 1970 to Hungarian parents and began his career as a foreign policy and anti-terrorism analyst in Hungary from 1992-2008. He has been an advisor on foreign policy, terrorism, and Islam to various U.S. academic and defense institutions and he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2012. He is the author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War (2016). His archived website from 2016 is here.
Gorka has been targeted by the Deep State media for his strong views that ran counter to the Obama Administrationâ€™s, and he has been labeled as a far-right ideologue and even a Nazi sympathizer. However, as the leftâ€™s slings and arrows continued even after he left the White House, a detailed defense of Gorka, "The political lynching of Sebastian Gorkaâ€ written by Michael Rubin, a self-admitted "Never Trumper,â€ was published on August 27 in the Washington Examiner and is recommended reading.
On Monday afternoon (August 28), Fox News emailed a news release with some of Gorkaâ€™s quotes from the interview that morning with Kilmeade. Commenting on his resignation (others insist he was fired), Gorka said:
The fact is I knew after the Afghan speech [by President Trump on August 21] that the anti-MAGA (Make America Great Again) forces were in ascendance. Not one mention of radical Islam in that speech that was written from the president. So last week I emailed General Kelly [White House Chief of Staff], I said I wanted to meet with him today on Monday because I will be resigning effective Friday, last Friday. I spoke to him on the telephone on Friday and said that I am resigning today and I reinforced that with an email. Thatâ€™s how it happened because I realized I work for Steve Bannon, heâ€™s gone and the wrong people are at the helm of policy issues. We will right that ship from the outside but for the time being the best I can do is to be effective as a private citizen.
Kilmeade asked Gorka what he thought of Secretary of State Rex Tillersonâ€™s comments on Sunday that were interpreted as critical of or distancing himself from President Trump:
Iâ€™m a bit puzzled. I donâ€™t expect counter terrorism expertise from a former oil industry mogul, but to say that the President speech on Afghanistan shouldnâ€™t be about radical Islamic terrorism, it should be about all forms of terrorism. Brian, I would like to hear the Secretary tell me about all the animal rights terrorists or the White Supremacists terrorists that are coming out of the Hindu Kush or Tora Bora. Iâ€™m a little bit confused by what he said because it doesnâ€™t make any sense.
As the Fox release put it, Gorka also commented "on reports of insubordination within the White House:â€
There is a broader issue here a really serious one. The GOP thinks they won the election on November 8th and they are very, very mistaken in that. Donald Trump may have been the formal Republican candidate but he wasnâ€™t the establishmentâ€™s candidate. He wiped the floor with all the establishment candidates who never took him seriously. You know who won the election, a real-estate mogul from New York called Donald J Trump. If the GOP thinks they won the election they will be sorely disappointed and they will pay the price come the next election. So, they need to wake up and smell the coffee grinds. Itâ€™s the anti-establishment movement the people in America including the "Blue Collarâ€ Democrats who said enough is enough; left and right have not served us well for at least 16 years. We are going to shake this town up and that is what the President is, heâ€™s a fabulous disruptor and God bless him but the GOP needs to wake up to what happened in America on November 8th because itâ€™s not going to change, itâ€™s going to get stronger
Read the rest.
Here is Gorka's letter of resignation courtesy of Breitbart:
Dear Mr. President,
It has been my high honor to serve in the White House as one of your Deputy Assistants and Strategists.
In the last thirty years our great nation, and especially our political, media, and educational elites, have strayed so far from the principles of our Republicâ€™s Founding that we faced a grim and godless future.
Your victory last November was truly a "Hail Mary passâ€ on the way to re-stablishing America upon the eternal values enshrined in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
It is, therefore, all the more difficult for me to tender my resignation with this letter.
Your presidency will prove to be one of the most significant events in modern American politics. November the 8th was the result of decades during which the political and media elites felt that they knew better than the people who elect them into office. They do not, and the MAGA platform allowed their voices finally to be heard.
Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will "Make America Great Again,â€ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week.
The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of "radical Islamâ€ or "radical Islamic terrorismâ€ proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost.
Just as worrying, when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollars spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.
America is an incredibly resilient nation, the greatest on Godâ€™s Earth. If it were not so, we could not have survived through the unbelievably divisive years of the Obama Administration, nor witness your message to roundly defeat a candidate who significantly outspent you and had the Fakenews Industrial Complex 100% on her side.
Nevertheless, given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are â€“ for now â€“ ascendant within the White House.
As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the Peopleâ€™s House.
Millions of Americans believe in the vision of Making America Great Again. They will help eventually rebalance this unfortunate temporary reality.
Despite the historically unprecedented and scandalous treatment you have received at the hands of those within the Establishment and mainstream media who perennially see America as the problem and who wish to re-engineer our nation in their own ideological image, I know you will stay the course for the sake of all Americaâ€™s citizens.
When we first met in your offices in New York, in the Summer of 2015, it was instantly clear that you love the Republic and will never give up once you have committed yourself to victory.
When it comes to our vital National Security interests, your leadership guarantees that radical Islamic terrorism will be obliterated, that the threat of a nuclear Iran will be neutralized, and that the hegemonic ambitions of Communist China will be robustly countered.
I and like-minded compatriots will be working on the outside to support you and your official team as we return America to its rightful and glorious place as the shining "city upon a hill.â€
God Bless America.
August 28, 2017
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