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Bombthrowers is a blog about politics and the war for the hearts and minds of Americans from a conservative viewpoint.In line with our name, we do not hold back. We have a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to fighting for conservative principles. The Left doesn’t play nice, and that’s why they’ve been winning. It’s time for conservatives to rise up and turn the tide.We’re not afraid to take on anyone, especially the Washington Establishment—Republican or Democrat.Bombthrowers is a project supported by the Capital Research Center. Its editor-in-chief is Matthew Vadum.

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Obamacare repeal will be hard and McConnell just made it harder

May 27, 2017 — BombThrowers

Sigh. Just when I’m about to give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the benefit of the doubt, he opens his mouth. On Wednesday, McConnell threw cold water on Obamacare repeal by saying that he didn’t see how the Senate was going to do it.

It was clear during the fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch that McConnell handles political strategy the way Mayor Bill de Blasio handles police controversies. When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-People’s Republic of China) threatened to filibuster Gorsuch, McConnell should have responded by threatening to nuke the filibuster for all laws and nominations. This might have gotten Schumer to back down. Instead, McConnell did the equivalent of shaking his head at Schumer and saying, “That’s not very nice.”

Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left

May 27, 2017 — BombThrowers

It has been more than a quarter century since social workers in Rotherham, England and elsewhere began reporting that young women and girls were being “groomed” (i.e. drugged, beaten, raped, threatened with death) and then pimped out by ethnic minority (i.e. Islamic) taxi drivers living in their “community.” The girls were beaten and worse if they tried to escape. Some were murdered.

Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal, is a hard book to read, but it should be required reading. Maybe universities and colleges could make it their social-consciousness-raising community read for the beginning of next school year.

And maybe hell will also freeze over.

Erdogan thug is Democrat donor

May 25, 2017 — BombThrowers

A significant portion of the political left has a penchant for violence these days.  From May Day protestors in Portland, Oregon, to Antifa rioters and arsonists at UC Berkeley, to melee-creating students at Middlebury College, for too many fists and Molotov cocktails are an appropriate response to opinions they don’t like.

Add to that list Eyup Yildirim, identified by beating victim Lucy Usoyan as one of the thugs who beat her up while she was protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Tuesday (May 16) outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. At least 11 of the protesters were reportedly injured.

A check of Federal Election Commission records shows that Eyup Yildirim of Manchester, New Jersey, has donated to several Democratic Party candidates.

The continuing pro-life evolution of Donald Trump

May 25, 2017 — BombThrowers

The Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy is the latest example of President Donald Trump paying more than lip service on pro-life policy, despite doubts many pro-lifers once had.

The policy, spelled out in Executive Order 13798 dated May 4, builds on President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy, put in place in 1984, which specifies that federal funds for family planning go only to foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that agree not to perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning. Since 1984, “the policy has been enforced by every Republican president and suspended by every Democratic president shortly after being inaugurated,” Melanie Israel notes at the Daily Signal.

PLGHA cranks the principle up a notch, applying it to $8.8 billion in annual global health funding. Trump is strengthening the Mexico City policy by directing “the secretaries of state and health and human services to extend the policy to funds ‘furnished by all departments or agencies,’” she writes.

Robert Mueller is the wrong man to investigate President Trump

May 25, 2017 — BombThrowers

Well, the Democrats finally got their special counsel on the Russian 2016 scandal.

Robert Mueller, formerly an FBI director and federal prosecutor, was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate the alleged Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign, and the alleged Trump administration collusion with the Russians.

An appointment was probably a given, since, as always, when the Democrats and the mainstream media kick up a fuss, as they have 24/7 since Trump unexpectedly won the Nov. 8, 2016 election, it is to be expected that weak-kneed Republican officials, including Rosenstein, would eventually cave to their partisan demands. This time, history was made, as the Democrat-MSM propaganda campaign actually started several months before the president was inaugurated.

Trump politicized Mother’s Day

May 22, 2017 — BombThrowers

It seems our society has long passed the point where politics can be kept in its separate sphere. Everything from schools, to sports, to movies and television, to science to even Miss USA Pageants have become politicized. Still, it was unfortunate to see President Trump do the same with Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day should be just that—a celebration of how vital mothers are to our lives. Using it to promote public policy cheapens it.

Alas, last Sunday Trump released a statement that said, in part, that he was “committed to working with Congress to help mothers—and fathers—have paid family leave so that childcare is accessible and affordable.”

Lots of conservative and libertarian commentators would have had their hackles up if, say, Senator Fauxcahontas, had said, “On this Mother’s Day, let’s redouble our efforts to provide affordable child care for single moms.” Yet Trump largely got a pass.

Coca-Cola supports terrorists

May 20, 2017 — BombThrowers

Via Kyle Smith at National Review, I’ve learned that the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11 in New York City will be honoring unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar López Rivera, and that Coca-Cola is one of the sponsors of this parade.

López Rivera, a leader of the Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group FALN, will be the parade’s first-ever “National Freedom Hero.”

Joseph Connor, whose father was killed Jan. 24, 1975 by FALN, denounced the move in the New York Post as “truly sickening.” FALN took credit for the bombing, describing it as a blow against “reactionary corporate executives.” “In fact,” Connor says, “my dad was born to immigrants and raised in working-class Washington Heights, very near where several of the FALN members were from.”

Community Organizing: Understanding how the Left responds (and does not respond) to economic change

May 19, 2017 — BombThrowers

Even if you are not planning to read all 1,078 pages of text in David Garrow’s Obama biography, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (the other 400 pages are mostly endnotes), I recommend you read the first chapter.

Titled “The End of the World as They Knew It,” Obama appears nowhere in it. Instead, the chapter details the death of the steel industry in Chicago’s South Side between 1980 and 1985, the deterioration of the community around the shuttered steel mills, and the rise of a community-organizer culture in the ashes of what used to be stable mill towns and stable minority communities.

Garrow chooses to begin his book with this vignette because South Chicago’s Rosewood community is where Obama began his career as a community organizer. It’s an interesting choice: Garrow is pointing at the politics and practices of grassroots organizing and saying: this is the authentic Obama — what he became later was inauthentic.

Saying this appears to be the main point of the book.

“Community organizer” is a title also preferred by Obama himself, who made sure his “organizer” credentials were front and center throughout all of his autobiographical work and political campaigns.  Obama does not believe that he has betrayed his own identity as a left-wing political organizer, as Garrow thinks he did.

Moonbeams, unicorns, and voluntary taxes

May 18, 2017 — BombThrowers

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Havana) demonstrates once again why the political left’s feeble grasp on reality is seldom more tenuous than when it comes to taxes.

Regarding criticism of California’s new $52 billion tax hike, Brown said, “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them. They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit.”

The definition of freeloader is “a person who takes things from others without paying for them or giving anything in return.” That would seem to describe the people who take advantage of the welfare system, not people who pay taxes.

Why the mainstream media must stop citing ‘anti-hate’ crusader Southern Poverty Law Center

May 18, 2017 — BombThrowers

Last week, my organization, an immigration-control advocate, publicly released a 2016 disciplinary opinion from the Obama-era U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officially reprimanding a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) attorney for unprofessional and frivolous behavior in immigration court proceedings.

For decades, DOJ’s asked us to contribute briefs in difficult and complex immigration cases and in one such case the SPLC, a tax-exempt “anti-hate” organization, took it upon itself to file an unsolicited brief with the immigration court attacking us as “white supremacist,” “anti-Semitic,” and “anti-Catholic.” It was an odd bit of name-calling considering my small team happens to include Catholics, Jews, and non-whites.

Soros-funded think tank attempts to silence critical journalists

May 15, 2017 — BombThrowers

Two journalists that had been critical of the Atlantic Council, a George Soros-funded think tank, have found themselves under attack by the organization.

(Bombthrowers editorial note: On its website, the Atlantic Council of the United States discloses receiving between $50,000 and $99,000 from Soros’s Open Society Foundations. But that presents an incomplete picture. IRS filings reveal Soros’s Open Society Institute has given $248,259 to the Atlantic Council since 2002.)

On Friday, thousands of emails and documents from the Macron campaign were published on the 4chan messageboard /pol/. The dump caught the attention of Jack Posobiec, Rebel Media’s DC Bureau Chief, who subsequently tweeted a link to it. Soon, the journalist found himself under attack — as the Atlantic Council, a Soros-funded think tank, had named him as being responsible for the spread of the content along with WikiLeaks.

Bethune-Cookman University ingrates

May 13, 2017 — BombThrowers

On Wednesday students at the largely black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., interrupted a speech by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some heckled her, while others turned their back. She was supposed to speak for an hour but left after 20 minutes.

This is not the first time DeVos has received a rude reception. Back in February, left-wing protestors channeled their inner Orval Faubuses and prevented her from entering Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C.

The Pocahontas “insult”: Why Trump should keep using it

May 11, 2017 — BombThrowers

In late April, President Trump again fired the barb of “Pocahontas” at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Soviet Union). Despite the claims of many in the media that it is “obvious racism,” Trump should keep using it.

For starters, Warren has earned it. She is arguably somewhat nicer that Hillary Clinton but just as deceitful and opportunistic. For example, she has fudged data in an academic study. In addition, despite being a “crusader” against the Big Banks during the housing meltdown, it turns out that she does business with some of the banks she denounces and has made a tidy sum from flipping houses, two of which were in foreclosure.

Trump could certainly criticize Warren for those “peccadillos,” but the Pocahontas barb will surely yield more electoral dividends. Now, if Trump were using Pocahontas as an attack on the Harvard Hero of the Working Class’s Native American ancestry, then it would be racist. Yet it is all but certain that Warren has no such ancestry. Rather, Trump employs the insult which refers to Warren’s obfuscation of her heritage, which in turn is likely an attempt to cover up that she probably lied about her ancestry to obtain positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

The New York Times prefers Fake Obama over Real Obama

May 10, 2017 — BombThrowers

Writer’s Note: In upcoming posts, I will be reading and reflecting on David J. Garrow’s massive new Obama biography, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, published today by William Morrow. I need to offer two caveats at the outset: as of this writing I have not yet read the book, and I know David Garrow personally.

Although we haven’t spoken in years, Garrow and I became friends in the later 1990s when I was a graduate student and he was a professor at Emory University. I was also at the time a Democratic state lobbyist, nonprofit director, and community organizer. We socialized: he is a gracious host. I took no classes from him, but I read his books and his scholarly articles, and his door was always open to me.

David Garrow taught me a great deal about what it takes to be a historian and academician, and he was generous with his time. While I have changed my views on much of the politics we once shared, I have not changed my opinion of the value of his work.

Ben Stein is so wrong about health care it’s hard to know where to begin

May 9, 2017 — BombThrowers

In the first post in this series I took Ben Stein to task for suggesting on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that single-payer health care protects people with preexisting conditions.

During his appearance, Stein also let this gem drop:

“It is a basic American right to have decent health care. That is a basic right. We live in a very rich country…and the idea that any parent who sees his child born with a serious defect will think, ‘My God, I might not be able to afford to keep my child alive’ is abhorrent to everything it means to be an American.”