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Nick Sandmann, Herschel Walker and General Observations of the Week

Topic #1: Teenager Nick Sandmann spoke at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, and the media lost their minds.

Thoughts and Observations:

  • I’m sure Sandmann had been thoroughly coached and aided, but still, he was quite impressive. There are few 18-year olds I’ve met with the maturity and composure of this young man. Bravo.
  • My two favorite quotes from him for the night were:
    • “While the media portrayed me as an aggressor with a relentless smirk on my face, in reality the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back with an awkward smile that hid two thoughts: Don’t further agitate the man banging a drum in my face, and never do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community.”
    • “I learned what happened to me had a name. It was called being canceled. As in annulled. As in revoked. As in made void. Canceling is what’s happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired, humiliated, or even threatened, and often the media is a willing participant.”
  • One CNN knucklehead, Reza Aslan tweeted that Sandmann had a “punchable” face. Another, Joe Lockhart, tweeted “I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But I don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.” You know your network is in trouble when an 18-year old is more professional and articulate than two of your contributors. Well done, CNN.
  • Might there be a political future for young Mr. Sandmann? Don’t count him out.

Topic #2: On Tuesday, Joe Biden received the endorsement of white nationalist/white supremacist Richard Spencer.

Thoughts and Observations:

  • The media did their absolute best to ignore this news as it totally plays against their narrative.
  • I’m sure it wasn’t his intention, but you have to imagine that the announcement by Spencer (who is an absolutely vile human being) must have made the Biden campaign cringe… gotta love it.
  • Speculation immediately turned to the notion that Spencer was playing some type of reverse psychology, by trying to help Trump by hurting Biden; but don’t you believe it, Spencer wants Biden to win. No party has done more to keep down minorities than Democrats, and any white supremacist would be a fool to endorse a Republican.
  • Sources from inside the Biden Campaign have reported that Biden, upon hearing the news of Spencer’s endorsement, rejoiced by yelling, “Richard Spencer, really? I loved him on Family Feud!”

Topic #3: Former football star Herschel Walker also spoke at the RNC, and, like Nick Sandmann, was immediately attacked by the Left.

Thoughts and Observations:

  • Walker was one of the most talented running backs to ever play the game. He should have won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman at the University of Georgia, and the only reason he didn’t was because he would have been the first freshman to have done so, and voters didn’t want to break the mold. He may not be as talented a speaker as he was a running back, but he’s still pretty good.
  • He came across as genuine and sincere with comments about his longtime friend, President Trump. Some of the more memorable quotes from his speech include:
    • “Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem, and our country doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice. I love those things, and so does Donald Trump.”
    • “People who think [President Trump is a racist] don’t know what they are talking about. Growing up in the Deep South, I have seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump.”
  • The attacks afterwards were predictable, but still very sad. Within minutes of his speech, #UncleTom began trending on Twitter. Heaven help us.

Topic #4: Jacob Blake was shot multiple times in Kenosha, WI by police, and riots have ensued. He is in serious but stable condition.

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Thoughts and Observations:

  • The overreaction from the media and Democrats before any facts were available is stunning, and downright scary. Joe Biden essentially declared the police officers guilty of wrongdoing with absolutely no facts to support him. None.
  • Just some of the facts at this point:
    • The police were called because Blake was intervening in a situation in which he wasn’t wanted, and was allegedly engaging in domestic violence.
    • The police dispatcher informed the cops on the scene of Blake’s previous criminal record, and the fact that there were multiple active warrants for his arrest, including for sexual assault.
    • In the videos available, we can plainly see that Blake was blatantly disregarding instructions from the police by walking away from them towards his car.
    • The sheriff’s office has confirmed that the officers unsuccessfully attempted to “tase” Blake twice.
    • Blake then reached into the car, towards the floor, and was subsequently shot by police.
    • There was indeed a knife on the floor of that car.
  • So, what exactly were the cops supposed to do? Say, “Pretty please Mr. Blake, don’t get that knife and come after us” ?
  • Call me an optimist, call me naïve, but it seems to me that the Left and Democrats are being exposed with this type of stuff. Who in their right mind is buying the idea that the cops did something wrong here?

Topic #5: The Republican National Convention was conducted this week, following last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Thoughts and Observations:

  • Overall, I think the GOP did a good job. It was well-produced, for the most part, and they hit most of the key topics they needed to.
  • Some have suggested that they should have had a live-feed running concurrently showing the rioting, particularly in Wisconsin and Portland. I like the idea, but I still think they gave the riots a good amount of attention.
  • For the speakers:
    • I think President Trump was terrific. He needs to be like that all the time, moving forward.
    • I liked Matt Gaetz, Donald Trump Jr, Rudy Giuliani, Tom Cotton and Tim Scott very much also.
    • I think the non-politicians were the most impactful, particularly, Carl & Marsha Mueller, Sister Deirdre Byrne, Melania Trump and Abby Johnson…. Plus Sandmann and Walker as already mentioned.
    • But Maximo Alvarez on Monday night was the best of the convention. His personal story and love for America was tear-jerking. Outstanding job, Mr. Alvarez.
  • Trump now needs to keep the current tone. Stay positive, Mr. President, while exposing the lunacy of the Democrats… that’s all you have to do. Don’t accuse Joe Scarborough of murdering his intern. Don’t start calling Rosie O’Donnell names. And don’t talk about your high I.Q. and the results of some cognitive test. Stay focused, stay positive, and stay presidential.

PF Whalen