Paul Bois


A recent op-ed in The Atlantic from Shadi Hamid argued that the current spate of rioting across America is likely to worsen in the event that Trump wins the November election, boldly claiming that “law-and-order Republicans” have a vested interest in seeing Joe Biden win.

According to Hamid, Democrats may not be able to concede this coming election if Trump wins, forever undermining their faith in democracy and the American electoral system. Numerous factors would contribute to that belief, such as Russian interference, winning the popular vote while losing the Electoral College, and other things. In the event of this loss of faith, Hamid feared that unrest in the streets might increase.

“I find myself truly worried about only one scenario: that Trump will win reelection and Democrats and others on the left will be unwilling, even unable, to accept the result,” he writes. “A loss by Joe Biden under these circumstances is the worst case not because Trump will destroy America (he can’t), but because it is the outcome most likely to undermine faith in democracy, resulting in more of the social unrest and street battles that cities including Portland, Oregon, and Seattle have seen in recent months.”

In what can only be described as a veiled threat, Hamid then says Republicans have an “interest” in seeing Joe Biden pull out a victory this coming November.

“For this reason, strictly law-and-order Republicans who have responded in dismay to scenes of rioting and looting have an interest in Biden winning—even if they could never bring themselves to vote for him,” he writes.

Though Hamid doesn’t explicitly admit this, in many ways, the Democrats’ unwillingness to concede another election loss to Donald Trump may stem from the fact that the media has been pushing the narrative that Joe Biden has already won.

“A loss for Biden, after having been the clear favorite all summer, would provoke mass disillusion with electoral politics as a means of change—at a time when disillusion is already dangerously high,” he writes.”Because Biden’s poll numbers this year have mostly been higher than Clinton’s were in 2016, a Trump victory will be even harder for the left to absorb,” he continued later. “Until Democrats (and commentators like myself) started panicking recently, overconfidence had set in. The polls offered good reason to think that a Trump victory was drifting out of reach—and they still show the former vice president with a significant, if diminished, advantage. No matter how the polls shift, a Trump win means a squandered lead and shattered expectations.”

Though Trump’s brash demeanor has certainly contributed to this unrest, Hamid argues that another loss in the Electoral College while winning the popular vote will be too much for the Democrats to handle, since it would be the third time within 20 years that such has happened. Beyond that, argues Hamid, “liberals have convinced themselves that Republicans are, in one way or another, cheating.”

Republicans, conversely, will not have the same reaction if they were to lose, argues Hamid. Though a Biden victory would certainly spark anger among the GOP, they would at least have the benefit of being better prepared for it. Those mentally unprepared for such a loss, as in Democrats, may fall subject to “revolutionary sentiment.”

“For anyone who had been following the polls, a Biden victory will prompt little surprise. It is easier to accept the things you had already come to expect,” he writes. “Accepting the things that never should have happened is far more difficult. A certain kind of cognitive dissonance—the gap between what is and what should be—can fuel revolutionary sentiment, and not just in a fluffy, radical-chic kind of way. In such situations, acting outside the political process, including through nonpeaceful means, becomes more attractive, not necessarily out of hope but out of despair.”

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: The Atlantic Op-Ed: Republicans Have ‘An Interest In Biden Winning’ Because Riots Will Likely Increase If He Loses

Within less than 24 hours after black Republicans Herschel Walker, Kimberly Klacik, Vernon Jones, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered powerful speeches at the RNC, the racial slur “Uncle Tom” was trending on Twitter — the work of leftists who objected to Walker’s, Klacik’s, Jones’s, and Scott’s political leanings.

“Whether through sheer coincidence — or not — ‘Uncle Tom’ was one of the top trending topics on Twitter Tuesday morning following the opening night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) that featured several Black men making the case for Donald Trump to be re-elected,” reported News One. “More than 6,000 ‘Uncle Tom’ tweets were posted following speeches from Democratic Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, former professional football star Herschel Walker and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.”

During their speeches, Klacik, Scott, Walker, and Jones all highlighted the Democratic Party’s extreme views on race, emphasizing how its leaders now believe black Americans must vote Democrat lest they become traitors to their race. None of those points were addressed in the Twitter posts referring to the speakers as “Uncle Toms.”

“Uncle Tom and his brother Tom. If you were a slave trying to escape slavery these are the two people that will rat you out to the slave owner. Running back and telling the Slave owner your plan to escape,” tweeted one user.

“Racist on here saying not to call Herschel an Uncle Tom because that breaks the illusion of his tokenism,” tweeted another user.

“I woke up this morning to see that Monday was Uncle Tom Night at the Republican National Convention. Herschel Walker has been dumb and embarrassing for a long time. And I don’t even know who Vernon Jones is—and neither does Donald Trump,” tweeted another.

Other Twitter users highlighted that the trending phrase just demonstrates once again that the only racists in America are left-leaning Democrats.

“Uncle Tom is trending on Twitter because black & brown people rocked the Republican National Convention. The Left freak out when minorities don’t toe the line – they are the racists,” tweeted author Nyunggai Warren Mundine.

“Many on the left like to call Black people who think for themselves demeaning names to try and keep us in line. Calling myself and others an ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘Sell out,’ or ‘House negro’ will NOT silence us or make us go away,” tweeted Kalasia Richer.

The most powerful speech of the night came from Sen. Tim Scott when he recalled how his family “went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime.”

“Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime,” said Scott. “And that’s why I believe the next American century can be better than the last.”

“Do we want a society that breeds success, or a culture that cancels everything it even slightly disagrees with?” Scott continued. “I know where I stand because you see, I am living my mother’s American Dream.”

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: Racial Slurs Trend On Twitter Less Than 24 Hours After Herschel Walker, Tim Scott, Vernon Jones, Kim Klacik Give Powerful RNC Speeches

The Democratic Party Iowa caucuses on Monday night unfolded like an AFC playoff game in which the NFC team somehow came out the winner. As the hours ticked well past midnight with no precincts reporting the results, allegedly due to a faulty app, President Trump and the Republican Party were handed victory on a silver platter as the nation watched Democrats implode under the weight of gross incompetence.

On Twitter, as the reality began to sink in that Democrats would be coming away empty-handed, Republicans seized the moment to troll their political rivals into oblivion. Not a punch was spared.

“Somewhere, deep in his richly-appointed underground lair, Michael Bloomberg takes a swig of a 16-ounce Coke, a drag from a cigarette, and smiles while caressing his 12-gauge shotgun. His diabolical plan is working to perfection,” tweeted Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.

“BREAKING: While Democrats can’t even figure out how to count their votes or use a simple app, [President Trump] has achieved RECORD turnout in the Iowa Caucus for an incumbent president Americans are fired up to re-elect Trump. Meanwhile Democrats are left confused. Incredible,” tweeted TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk.

“Well let’s see, the Democrats screwed an impeachment and now a caucus. Next up: They try to boil water,” tweeted Ann Coulter.

“President Trump found a way to win the Democratic Iowa Caucus tonight! The DNC handed it to him — this is the biggest disaster in Iowa Caucus history!!” tweeted author Brigitte Gabriel.

“Democrats proudly let you know last night that they spent the past THREE YEARS preparing for #IowaCaucus and this #IowaCaucusDisaster is what they have to show for all that preparation. You can’t trust the Democrats to run anything well, especially not our healthcare or country,” tweeted Robby Starbuck.

“Biggest story out of last night wasn’t Dems screwing up their own caucus, it was the low voter turnout. Doesn’t appear they came close to Obama 2008 levels. Bad omen for Dems. This is what happens when you have one of the least impressive primary fields in Presidential history,” tweeted Republican strategist Andrew Surabian.

“After the debacle in Iowa, WHERE NOT A SINGLE VOTE HAS BEEN REPORTED, it’s abundantly clear that Democrats are the single greatest threat to election security and integrity in this country. Not Trump, not Russia, not Ukraine. Democrats,” tweeted Federalist co-founder Sean Davis.

Others aptly referred to the night as the Democratic Party’s own version of the Fyre Festival, which is especially potent in light of the fact that CNN captured on live television a precinct secretary having the phone hung up on them by a local Democratic official as they tried to report the caucus results.

“Democrats’ Iowa Fyre Fest After nearly 12 hours of waiting for results to come in from the Iowa Democrat caucuses, there’s no way to sugarcoat this: the caucuses are a total and complete disaster for Democrats,” tweeted GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest.

None other than President Trump and the First Family got in on the troll action.

“The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is ‘Trump,’” the president tweeted.

“If the Democrats can’t run a #caucus that they had four years to prepare for, how the hell can anyone think they could actually run the country?” tweeted Donald Trump Jr.

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: Republicans Troll Democrats Into Oblivion Over Iowa Caucus Disaster. Here Are The Best Responses.

The War on Halloween continues in 2019 as schools across the country announce they will not be celebrating the beloved holiday over issues of inclusivity.

According to Yahoo Lifestyle, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, announced last month that Halloween celebrations alienate certain members of the staff and student body who do not participate for religious or personal reasons as well as those who cannot afford costumes.

“As part of our school and district-wide commitment to equity, we are focused on building community and creating inclusive, welcoming environments for all,” the statement from the superintendents read. “While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many, it is not a holiday that is celebrated by everyone for various reasons and we want to honor that.”

“We are also aware of the range of inequities that are embedded in Halloween celebrations that take place as part of the school day and the unintended negative impact that it can have on some students, families, and staff,” the statement continued. “As a result, we are moving away from Halloween celebrations that include costumes and similar traditions during the school day. We are confident our school communities will find new and engaging ways to build community within their schools.”

“In District 65, we remain committed to equity and discontinuing current and past practices that are not in alignment with our goals,” it concluded. “Our schools are special because of the people who are a part of them and our commitment to serving the educational needs of our students. Many of our schools have already moved away from the traditional Halloween activities during the school day and have scheduled Halloween or other seasonal activities outside of the school day.”

Other schools across the country have expressed similar dissatisfaction with Halloween and have banned the celebration on school grounds. For instance, North Country Elementary in Antelope, California, told CBS Sacramento that the school will be celebrating a “harvest festival” over Halloween.

“We have consistently respected the right of families to choose to have their children participate, or not, in such celebrations,” said the statement. “However, when the number of students choosing to not participate becomes significant, it is incumbent on the school leadership to re-evaluate and determine if the event is truly meeting the social and academic needs of its student population.”

Over at Vermont’s Burlington School District, English Learning director of programs Miriam Ehtesham-Cating told local reporters about the fear people have over culturally-insensitive costumes.

“Many people are made uncomfortable by the notion that you change your identity, you turn into someone else and those somebody else could represent cultural appropriations,” said Cating.

In 2017, the Boyden Elementary School in Walpole, Massachusetts, also canceled Halloween for not being “inclusive enough.” In a message to parents, the school principal said that the parade does not respect students’ “individual differences.”

“The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students,” said the principal. “Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: Schools Are Canceling Halloween Celebrations Over Inclusivity

President Trump launched his campaign for reelection at a rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night. As the MAGA spirit revved the crowd’s excitement, people began chanting “CNN sucks,” prompting the network to cut away during the coverage.

“CNN cut away from its coverage of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign kickoff Tuesday night shortly after he spurred the crowd to chant ‘CNN sucks,'” reports The Hill. “Just minutes into his rally speech Tuesday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Trump referred to his 2015 campaign announcement as ‘a defining moment in American history’ adding to ‘ask them right there’ as he pointed to the media covering the event.”

At that point, the crowd chanted the infamous “CNN sucks” amid a mixture of boos. Typical of the president, he used the moment for a bit of fun.

“By the way, that is a lot of fake news back there,” the president said, prompting cheers from the audience. “You know what I say, the amount of press we have tonight reminds me of the Academy Awards before it went political and their ratings went down the tubes.”

At that moment, after only six minutes of broadcasting, CNN cut away to John Berman as the president’s voice faded into the background.

“All right. We’ve been watching the president kick off his reelection bid. He’s been on stage for about six minutes. Within two minutes he did talk about the economy, but within four minutes it was attacks on the media,” John Berman said. “So, he was talking about a bright rosy future but then quickly reverted to some of the same themes he has been talking about since he began running for president.”

The chant “CNN Sucks!” and attacks on the media in general have become a staple of Trump rallies ever since the 2016 election. On several occasions, Trump’s critics, such as CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, have cited the moment as an example of President Trump’s alleged “dangerous” war with the media.

“Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy,” Acosta said in 2018 after Trump supporters mocked him with chants of “CNN sucks.”

Later, reporters pressed the White House to demand that Trump supporters stop disrespectfully chanting “CNN sucks” at rallies, arguing that it could inspire violence. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave them zero leeway.

“Is the White House willing to say right now, in view of what happened with one of our TV colleagues last night, that it is wrong for his most vocal supporters to be menacing towards journalists doing their job in a situation like that or any situation?” The Daily Mail’s David Martosko asked Sanders at the time.

“We fully support a free press,” Sanders said. “There also comes a high level of responsibility with that. The media routinely reports on classified information and government secrets that put lives in danger and risk valuable national security tools … While we certainly support freedom of the press, we also support freedom of speech. And we think those things go hand in hand.”

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: CNN Cuts Away When Trump Crowd Chants ‘CNN Sucks’

“The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia…”

It seems that the Trump administration is not treating LGBTQ pride as an extension of the United States and has barred several overseas embassies from waving the rainbow flag in concert with the American flag during Pride Month, reports NBC News.

Three American diplomats reportedly told the outlet that the Trump administration has expressly denied their request to wave the rainbow flag during the month of June.

“The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied, diplomats said,” reports NBC News. “Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole stands in contrast to President Donald Trump’s claim to be a leader in supporting LGBTQ rights overseas.”

As to why the Trump administration has denied the request remains to be seen, though speculation is it sees LGBT rights and pride as two separate issues. For instance, the administration’s recent call to decriminalize homosexuality in countries such as Iran stems from an ideological impulse to see individuals treated with dignity and respect, which makes it a U.S. diplomatic endeavor, not an LGBT endeavor. It would be as if the embassies were to suddenly put crucifixes on the front lawns to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians.

That being said, the Trump administration has only barred the pride flag for being placed on the flagpole alongside the U.S. flag, not on embassy grounds. Openly gay ambassador Richard Grenell of Germany told NBC News in a statement that the rainbow flag will be present in the Berlin Embassy.

“The President’s recognition of Pride Month and his tweet encouraging our decriminalization campaign gives me even more pride to once again march in the Berlin Pride parade, hang a huge banner on the side of the Embassy recognizing our pride, host multiple events at the Embassy and the residence, and fly the gay pride flag,” Grenell said.

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, will also be displaying the rainbow flag on the side of the building, not in concert with the American flag on the flagpole.

President Trump also formally recognized Pride Month this year by reiterating his administration’s position on decriminalizing homosexuality in other countries.

“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals,” the president tweeted earlier this week.

In 2018, the GOP even introduced a bill in the U.S. House seeking to bar the rainbow flag from being displayed in concert with the American flag on U.S. Embassies. Contrary to initial reports, the bill did not single out LGBT flags and simply banned any flag that was not Old Glory.

“The United States flag is the single greatest symbol of freedom the world has ever known, and there’s no reason for anything but Old Glory to be flying over our embassies and posts around the globe,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) said at the time.

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Daily Wire: REPORT: Trump Admin Says No To Flying Pride Flags On U.S. Embassy Flagpoles

“America will be a nation that believes forever…”

Earlier this week, while speaking before over 100 religious leaders at the National Day of Prayer dinner, President Donald Trump said prayer is the most powerful thing people can do, vowing that the United States would be a country that holds the practice in high esteem.

“America will be a nation that believes forever, and we certainly believe – more than anyone – the power of prayer,” Trump said at the dinner, according to LifeSiteNews. “It’s the most powerful thing there is.”

Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, and Hindus were all in attendance at the dinner. The president called it a moment of unity due to their shared love of God. “Tonight we break bread together united by our love of God, and we renew our resolve to protect the sacred freedom of religion – all of us,” he said.

As noted by CBN, Trump also pointed out the spate of anti-religious hate crimes that have erupted recently against Christians overseas and Jews on American soil.

“All of us in this room send our love and prayers to the Jewish Americans wounded at the Chabad of Poway shooting in California,” said the president. “And our hearts break for the life of Laurie Gilbert-Kaye who was so wickedly taken from us.”

“We mourn for the Christians murdered in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and grieve for the Muslims murdered at their mosques in New Zealand,” he added. “Here at home, we also remember the three historically black churches burned recently in Louisiana and the horrific shooting last year at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.”

This is not the first time Trump has praised the power of prayer. Last year, he said on the National Day of Prayer that the practice “changes hearts and transforms lives.”

“Our country was founded on prayer,” Trump said in 2018. “Our communities are sustained on prayer and our nation will be renewed by hard work, a lot of intelligence, and prayer.”

The president’s praise of prayer came on the very same day his administration expanded conscience protections for health care workers, protecting doctors from the government forcing them to perform services against their religious beliefs, such as abortions. He touted this accomplishment at the National Day of Prayer Dinner.

“Just today we finalized new protections of conscience rights for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, teachers, students and faith-based charities,” Trump said. “They’ve been wanting to do that for a long time.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) denounced the new measure as a license to discriminate. “Religious liberty is a fundamental right, but it doesn’t include the right to discriminate or harm others,” Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU said in a statement. “This rule threatens to prevent people from accessing critical medical care and may endanger people’s lives. … Medical standards, not religious belief, should guide medical care.”

The Human Rights Campaign also denounced the new rule, arguing it would put LGBTQ patients at greater risk. “The administration’s decision puts LGBTQ people at greater risk of being denied necessary and appropriate health care solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity,” HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy said in a statement. “Everyone deserves access to medically necessary care and should never be turned away because of who they are or who they love.”

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Dailywire: Trump: Prayer ‘Most Powerful Thing There Is’

“It is one of the great treasures of the world”

The horrific fire that has engulfed the glorious Notre Dame cathedral in Paris has hushed the world into silence as people wrestle with the reality that one of the West’s greatest monuments to God may burn to ash. Leaders from across the world have delivered gestures of solidarity to the French people, from the Vatican itself to President Trump.

As the news broke Monday, the president issued a tweet expressing the shock that many people felt as the news broke.

“So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” Trump wrote.

Various others had expressed similar sentiment on social media. Unfortunately, flying water tankers would likely make the situation worse due to the building’s structure, according to the French Civil Defense agency.

“The drop of water by air on this type of building could indeed result in the collapse of the entire structure,” the agency said in French, according to NBC News. “Alongside those … who are currently doing the maximum to save #NotreDame.”

“Helicopter or airplane, the weight of the water and the intensity of the drop at low altitude could indeed weaken the structure of Notre-Dame and result in collateral damage to the buildings in the vicinity,” the agency added.

Later, President Trump delivered a message on the fire during a tax roundtable in Minnesota in which he referred to the cathedral as “greater than almost any museum in the world.”

I’ve been in communication with France. They’re having a terrible, terrible fire that you probably saw — some of you have heard, some of you have not because you’ve been here — but I will tell you the fire they’re having at the Notre Dame cathedral is something like few people have witnessed. When we left, we had a whole group of your great representatives, and when we left [Air Force One] it was burning at a level that you rarely see a fire burn.

It is one of the great treasures of the world, the greatest arts in the world. If you think about it, it might be greater than almost any museum in the world and it is burning very badly. It looks like it is burning to the ground. So, so, that puts a damper on what we’re about to say, to be honest, because that is beyond countries, it is beyond anything. That is part of our growing up, it is a part of our culture, it is part of our lives. That is a truly great cathedral, and I’ve been there, and I’ve seen it, and there is no cathedral, I think, like it. It is a terrible scene.

And they think it was caused by — at this moment, they don’t know. But they think it was caused by renovation, and I hope that’s the reason. Renovation, what’s that all about?

It is a terrible sight to behold.

The Vatican later issued a statement on the tragedy expressing “sadness” over the fire, calling on all Catholics to join in solidarity. “The Holy See has seen with shock and sadness the news of the terrible fire that has devastated the Cathedral of Notre Dame, symbol of Christianity in France and in the world,” said the Holy See.

Author: Paul Bois

Source: Dailywire: WATCH: President Trump Delivers Message On Notre Dame Fire: ‘Greater Than Almost Any Museum In The World’

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