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Mike Pompeo Gets Slapped Down On Twitter For Saying Teaching Kids About Racism Is ‘Really Dangerous’

Like dozens of other delusional Republicans, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seriously considering seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president, even though his chances of winning are probably about 1 percent or even lower.

But despite the longshot odds Pompeo is facing, he felt a need to weigh in on the crisis du jour for his party these days: Critical race theory.

Critical race theory has suddenly become the hot-button issue for Republicans, even though it has never been taught in any public school and is only found in some legal theory classes at university-level law schools.

Pompeo entered the fray on Twitter, posting this:

The founding of the United States was flawed. Slaves were deemed to only have 3/5ths of the value of a white man, but were still counted at that decreased rate for the purpose of the census so that Southern states would agree to ratify the Constitution. Women were not allowed to vote, either. Neither were men who didn’t own property in many states. Does that sound fair and equitable?

This country was indeed founded on racist principles, with 41 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence being slave holders! There was no independence for slaves, and shouldn’t every student know that fact? It’s essential to understand why the actions of men and women such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were so important and resonated with millions of Americans.

Soon after he fired off his Tweet, Pompeo got plenty of reaction on social media, where many reminded him that truth is always a good thing, especially when it shines light on the ugly past of this country:

The United States is imperfect. Every nation is. But we can take comfort in these words that express what we hope to strive for each and every day, generation to generation:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

A more perfect union should always be our goal. And we can only reach that goal by telling the truth, no matter how horrible it might be.

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New Survey: Historians Rank Trump Among The 5 Worst Presidents In U.S. History

While he loves to claim that millions of Americans wanted him to win a second term in office, it appears that history will not be kind to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump, who has debuted on C-SPAN’s 2021 Survey of Presidential Leadership in 41st place, which places him among the five worst presidents in U.S. history.

Politico reports that the survey is conducted annually among a collection of historians, and those historians do not think much of Trump:

“This survey marks Trump’s first appearance on the list, on which the one-term president placed higher than only three other presidents: Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and the perpetually last-ranked James Buchanan.”

The ratings are based on 10 qualities of presidential leadership;

  • Public Persuasion
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Economic Management
  • Moral Authority
  • International Relations
  • Administrative Skill
  • Relations with Congress
  • Vision/Setting an Agenda
  • Pursued Equal Justice for All
  • Performance Within the Context of the Times

When it comes to administrative skills, Trump ranked dead last among his predecessors in American history. He also ranks last when it comes to moral authority.

The reasons for Trump’s low rating are almost too numerous to mention, but presidential historian Douglas Brinkley suggested it had a lot to do with the 2021 impeachment, which made Trump the only president in history to be impeached twice:

“This year, people compared which is worse: Watergate or the Trump impeachment? The word ‘impeachment’ probably cost Nixon a few spots downward this year, and maybe Clinton too.”

In what will no doubt be especially galling to Trump, Barack Obama moved into the top 10.

The top 5 presidents, according to historians, are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Lincoln has been ranked first since the survey began in 2000.

In time, as it becomes clearer just how incompetent and fundamentally evil Trump was during his term in office, it’s safe to predict he will be seen s the worst president in the long history of the United States. If he’s indicted, that spot is virtually guaranteed.

 

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Jared Kushner Just Signed A Book Deal – Twitter Has Some Thoughts On Possible Titles

Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has just signed a deal to write a book that is being billed as the “definitive” account of the Trump presidency, which translates out like this: Jared Kushner is getting paid to tell lies and spread bullshit on thicker than spackling paste.

The Guardian had this report on Jared’s book deal:

“Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s presidency.

“Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write about everything from the Middle East to criminal justice reform to the pandemic. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Broadside said on Tuesday: ‘His book will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration, and the truth about what happened behind closed doors.'”

Notice how they said that “financial terms were not disclosed”? If Broadside paid more than $1 for the book, they got screwed.

Now that we know there’s going to be a book from Jared (aka the evil doll from the mediocre horror film, The Boy) all that remains is the title.

However, we would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t share a trailer for The Boy, which does indeed include a doll that looks eerily like Jared. See for yourself:

That doll is freaking creepy as hell! But not nearly as terrifying as having to listen to Jared Kushner when he speaks:

As for the title, leave it to Twitter to come up with some very fitting ones:

Feel free to keep the titles rolling on Twitter. After all, Jared’s going to need someone to do all the work for him.

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Barr And Sessions Are Lying About Not Knowing The DOJ Spied On Congressional Democrats: Report

Within a few hours of the blockbuster report from the New York Times that the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump spied on reporters, Democratic members of Congress and their families, the two men who served as attorney general during the Trump administration — William Barr and Jeff Sessions — denied they had any knowledge of the plan.

Barr said that while he was AG, he was “not aware of any congressman’s records being sought in a leak case.”

But could it possibly be true that the two men didn’t have a clue what was taking place? Not according to former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, who said Sunday on MSNBC that there was no way Barr and Sessions were left in the dark:

“In my opinion, no, and let me tell you why. First of all, we had [Osmar] Benvenuto, who was brought in at the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney from New Jersey, who was put in by Barr to replace the New York attorney who he was pushing out. He recommended Benvenuto who came in, and Benvenuto has said — in a recording, that he briefed Barr at least every other week. So, it is not credible.”

Wine-Banks added that if Barr didn’t know, then that means he’s incompetent:

“If Barr didn’t know about this, then Barr is the worst manager, the worst Attorney General ever, because that is his job. The Department of Justice policy requires that there be notice and approval from a higher source. So, it’s not something that you can just subpoena a member of Congress’ records or a reporter’s records without something much more. So, it doesn’t pass what I call the ‘red face test.’ It’s like, could I stand up before a jury and say this in front of them without blushing or giggling? The answer is, no, I couldn’t.”

Fortunately, the Inspector General of the Justice Department is investigating what took place at the DOJ while Trump was in office. Congress has also indicted they will hold hearings. Before those investigations are over with, it seems likely both Barr and Sessions will be forced to testify under oath.

Here’s Jill Wine-Banks on MSNBC:

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Kayleigh McEnany Claims She ‘Never Lied’ As Press Secretary Because She’s A Christian

Former Trump administration White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said recently that she never once lied while in her position because she’s a Godly person.

Remarkably, a bolt of lightning did not descend from the sky and destroy McEnany. But that’s only because she was speaking indoors.

McEnany was speaking at Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, and she told the assembled group that shortly after she took the job as press secretary, she was asked if she would ever lie to the American people:

“And I said without hesitation, no. And I never did. As a woman of faith, as a mother of baby Blake, as a person who meticulously prepared at some of the world’s hardest institutions, I never lied. I sourced my information.”

McEnany also whined that the news media often attacked her and called her a “liar,” which she said was unfair:

“Our motto was this: offense only. Because I knew what we were up against. Republicans always get the bad headlines, always get the false stories, always get the lies — if I can use that word — told by the press. There is one standard for Democrats and another for Republicans. And we must be on offense.”

While she was at it, McEnany also claimed that some news reports about the Trump administration had been fabricated to damage the failed, one-term former president.

Kayleigh McEnany, just like the man she worked for, lied endlessly. She lied when the administration would have been far better served by simply telling the truth.

Also, if McEnany were really a Christian, as she claims, she would never have agreed to join forces with a man as deeply immoral and outright evil as Donald Trump.

So while Kaleigh continues to lie in order to protect her so-called “reputation,” her words are just empty as the promises she made to never mislead the public. And that makes her complicit in a laundry list of crimes committed by the administration she was a member of.

Nice try, Kayleigh, but we call bullshit.