Donald Trump’s victory over one of the most powerful political machines in American history has given mainstream America the opportunity to turn America onto a sensible course. The success or failure of that turnaround, however, depends largely on the ability of mainstream Americans to see through the left’s longstanding use of a vile political tactic known as gaslighting. The word gaslighting has been popularized in psychology to describe a form of mental and emotional abuse in which a domineering person denies and contradicts the memories and perceptions of an intended victim until the victim begins to doubt his or her perception
Liberals may actually gaslight themselves, as when Obama recently told a military group, “Joe Biden and I know that women are as least as strong as men,...” Is it possible he has convinced himself to believe this in order to justify his policies?
As Reagan said, “It isn´t so much that liberals are ignorant. It´s just that they know so many things that aren´t so.”
I think this HAS been working and continues to work for the gullible and unfortunately there are more gullible people around than ever.
This is also causing a lot of tension with Blacks and other groups. The dems spin their version of reality and if I were Black and I believed what they were saying, I would be angry as well. Blacks have suffered under BO but it was BECAUSE of BO´s policies. Dems spin it that there is inherent racism in the Country that BO was not able to overcome. It´s a blatant lie but easy to believe when you are being told by leaders in your community that it is true, you are isolated from others who might tell you the truth, and the people that are lying to you do it with absolute conviction. It´s insidious and hateful but so far Blacks cannot see it.
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Writing in the Washington Post today, neo-conservatives Reuel Gerecht and Ray Takeyh propose to send US ground troops to fight Iran and its proxies in Iran and Syria: It is way past time for Washington to stoke the volcano under Tehran and to challenge the regime on the limes of its Shiite empire. (Snip) They´re nuts. It isn´t Iran that we would be fighting: It´s an international mercenary army that already includes thousands of fighters recruited from the 3 million Hazara Afghans now seeking refuge in Iran, from the persecuted Pakistani Shi´ites who comprise a fifth of that country´s huge population, and
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Less than two weeks since the collapse of Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, lawmakers and White House officials have revived talks aimed at crafting a health care bill that can make it through Congress. But a new pitch from the White House designed to get conservative lawmakers on board, though in its early stages, already has left some conservatives skeptical. “The goal for the Freedom Caucus has always been we want to see a reduction in [health insurance] prices. That’s still the bottom line,” Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., told The Daily Signal. “We’re open to any package of ideas that
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The most outrageous tissue of lies I have seen in my forty-five years as a journalist appeared yesterday on the website of The Forward, a once-great Jewish publication long since absorbed into the echo chamber of liberal propaganda. The Forward trumpeted an exclusive: It claimed to have found a 2007 Hungarian television interview with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, now a national security adviser to President Trump, in which Gorka endorsed a militia then proposed by anti-Semitic political parties. Embedded in the "exclusive" story is a clip of Dr. Gorka speaking on Hungarian television full of jarring cuts and jumps, and ending
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It is difficult to overstate the impact that immigration is having on our nation’s schools. In a recent report based on Census Bureau data authored by myself and colleagues Bryan Griffith and Karen Ziegler, we map the profound impact immigration has had on schools across the country. We find that nationally, nearly 1 in 4 students in public schools is now from an immigrant household (legal or illegal). The number of children from immigrant households in schools is now so high in some areas that it raises profound questions about assimilation. What’s more, immigration has added enormously to the number of
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a proverb that has long, and apparently mistakenly, been attributed to Bedouins. It’s unfair to them, as it contains the false-dichotomy fallacy. Sometimes the saying is correct, as when the Allies decided in World War II to side with Josef Stalin against Adolf Hitler. Other times, both options are equally bad. This is, however, the way many people insist on reacting to George Soros and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two men currently going toe-to-toe for control of much of the globe’s hearts and minds. You either side with one or with the
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NOGALES, Mexico—In the 35 years Gilda and Juan Francisco Loureiro have been running a shelter in northern Mexico for undocumented immigrants, they’ve never seen a week like this one. The shelter, called Albergue San Juan Bosco, is perched on a steep hillside looking over the busy border town of Nogales, Mexico. Its walls are painted bright turquoise and tangerine, and its wide-open double doors look west over low hills and Highway 15. Since they opened it, upward of 1 million people have slept there on their way to the U.S. But on the day I visited, it was almost empty. It didn’t
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