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Video: Brawl Gets Bloody At The SC Confederate Flag Memorial

Columbia, S.C.-  On Monday, a fight erupted between a group of flag supporters and protesters at the South Carolina Statehouse.

The blood on my face, the blood in my teeth, the blood on my hands is no comparison to the Southern blood that runs through my veins,” Joe Linder told CBS News.

Linder, who was hit during the fight, supports the Confederate flag and says “racism has no part” in it.

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One Confederate flag supporter told her side of the story to Truth In Media.

We had flags and we were talking to the press and media, defending our heritage, which is under attack, and we made the message very very clear that we are not about racism or any of the sort, we are all for peaceful demonstrations and having logical discussions on this issue,” said the flag supporter.

“Unfortunately a black group showed up and began confronting us, shouting ‘racist’ in our faces, cursing at us. Twice i saw the cops had to intervene. I have over 30 minutes of video that I recorded of the black group circling us, shouting at us, and being very confrontational, despite the fact that we had a sign that read, ‘all lives matter’ and one that had pictures of black confederate veterans with a message that read, ‘these confederate lives matter.'”

According to witnesses, when a Confederate Flag was taken by a protester, a fight broke out into a busy street in front of the Statehouse.

We were having a peaceful demonstration to defend out heritage which is now under viscous attack. The hate and racism came from the other side not us,” said flag supporter.

Racial tensions are increasing on both sides as the debate of the Confederate flag continues in South Carolina.

Exclusive Interview: Kevin Jackson on Politics, Rand Paul & Race pimping

Author and speaker Kevin Jackson fired up the crowd at the sold-out South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention this past Sunday, presenting on “The Color of Politics.”

After his talk, Jackson sat down with Joshua Cook of BenSwann.com in Mrtyle Beach to discuss politics, Senator Rand Paul and his latest book, “Racepimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism.”

“First of all, the beach thing, this must be what it’s like to experience white privilege, because this is awesome,” joked Jackson.

Jackson travels around the country. He also was in Missouri with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and he shared his experience: “I was with Senator Paul in Missouri when the Ferguson stuff was breaking. He had gone over to meet with the NAACP at that time, and he was talking in the meeting that I had with him, he was talking about sentencing guidelines. And my warning to him was that it’s like trying to talk to serial killers. You’re not going to talk Ted Bundy out of killing young college coeds,” he explained.

“The problem with reaching across the aisle to [New Jersey Senator Cory] Booker and those guys is they have an ideology that is set, and if you’re going to come over and bend to our will then we’ll listen to you. If Rand Paul believes that he is going to make those guys bend to his will and have some sort of common sense, he doesn’t understand the fight,” he added.

“Yes, it’s good that Rand Paul goes over and throw out of the olive branch, but the olive branch should be ‘I’m here to listen,’ but if you think I’m just here to capitulate and go ‘hey what do you guys want and how much more can I give you?’ that’s not the case.”

Jackson explained that blacks talk about this lack of civil rights and lack of opportunities, but there are enough successful blacks, including doctors, lawyers and accountants, to prove that narrative wrong.

“If you can score a 1010 and get into college and some white kid has to score a 1230,  and you take advantage of the system overwhelmingly. In many ways blacks are committing crimes at levels that would be scandalous in most societies. So you’re getting a pass over all of this stuff,” he explained.

And his third book is about what is happening in America right now. “The idea that every time something happens, a cop shoots somebody, the race pimps go, ‘what color was the cop?’ He was white. ‘What color was the perp?’ White. Oh, sorry.. No story there.”

He explained that if the perp happens to be blacks that’s when social media pounces, like what happens in Ferguson, Mo.

“Social media was already like white cop shoots a black guy for no reason. But that’s not true,” he said.  “It turns out that they had video and the guy was trying to shoot the cop. What do you think he’s going to do?”

“We need to be more responsible. We need to call out when those people are protesting over nonsense,” he said.

He said conservatives need to be vocal about what they see, no matter if you’re called a racists for doing so.

“There are a lot worse things to be called than a racist. If you’re not a racists, don’t answer to ‘racism.’ Just walk away,” he added.


VIDEO: Ben Stein calls Obama “the most racist President” in American history

WASHINGTON, D.C., November4, 2014 – On Sunday, in an interview on Fox News’ America’s News HQ, economist Ben Stein accused President Barack Obama of being “the most racist president there has ever been in America” and blasted democrats for race baiting in elections.

Stein stated, “What the White House is trying to do is racialize all politics and they’re especially trying to tell the African-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy, and that’s just a complete lie.”

The author and former presidential speechwriter went on to state, “I watch with fascination, with incredible fascination, all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary, are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh, the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies.”

“It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country,” Stein continued, “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”

You can watch the full segment here.


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Ben Swann: Is Rand Paul The Face Of “Justice” In The GOP?

Ben Swann, filling in for Steve Malzberg on NewsMaxTV interviewed contributing editor of Rare.us and former aide to Sen. Rand Paul, Jack Hunter. Hunter joins Ben to discuss his Politico column, “What Rand Paul Can Teach the Republican Party about Race”. The discussion covers whether Sen. Paul and Congressmen such as Rep. Thomas Massie and Rep. Justin Amash will be able to bring a sense of justice to the GOP.

Time To Add Color To The GOP

In most younger social circles, calling yourself a “Republican” is social suicide. To many it is paramount to being a member of the racist, old white man’s party that also believes that God created Man one day with the snap of a finger.

When I attended my first Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. last year, I remember walking into the enormous ballroom where Rick Santorum was yapping about God and seeing a sea of white and grey in the audience. Out of over 600 audience members, I only noticed two black attendees and a small handful of Hispanics. I grew up in lily-white New Hampshire and this was way whiter.

I had the opportunity to meet the two African American attendees later that day. They were twin sisters named Nicole and Kristine Douglin from Connecticut. We quickly hit it off and spent the afternoon together.

Walking around CPAC with Nicole and Kristine was an unforgettable experience. It was impossible for us to go anywhere in the convention center without being stopped by members of the press. You know, to display the GOP’s representation of “people of color!” (“See, black people like us, too!”)

Now, understand, I have an ego like everyone else and I like press coverage whenever I can get it. But while hanging with Nichole and Kristine, I was overlooked by everyone holding a camera or microphone – indeed, I was completely invisible to the conservative press who was drooling to chat with my two African American friends.

As a young person, it’s not always easy being labeled a Republican (trust me, I know first-hand) — but it’s even harder to be a black Republican.

“I have faced a lot of criticism,” Nicole told me. “Not only am I Black, but I am also a young woman. Believe me, I get criticism hurled at me from all avenues.”

Regardless, Nicole boldly shows her face at numerous all-white Republican events and even voices her opinions to the press on camera. Indeed, she seeks out the opportunity to express her views.

Nichole told me “Republicans generally treat me with respect and really value my opinion even if they do not agree with me. A lot of Republicans I meet are white males but I would say that in comparison to liberal white males, I really feel like they actually hear me and aren’t constantly dismissing my opinions.”

Nicole argues that most of the criticism towards black conservatives comes from closed-minded liberals. She said, “People like Allen West are often called ‘Uncle Toms’ or the N-word because they are Republicans.”

My experience at CPAC got me thinking about the Republican party’s PR problem, especially with minorities. I gave my friend Adam Haywood, a 20-something African American from Massachusetts, a call  for his input. He’s a Democrat.

He said, “I think  you seem almost like a traitor to your race if you were to vote Republican as a black person.”

I asked Adam if the problem with Republicans was rooted in the party’s policies, or if it was more of an image problem.

He responded, “The Republican Party is seen as out-of-touch. They don’t empathize with the cultures or histories of others but stick to their set ways. The young charismatic candidate generally does much better with the black vote.”

A few more calls to my other black and Hispanic friends confirmed similar impressions of the GOP.

Yes, the GOP has a significant PR crisis on its hands.

Nicole said, “I think there are so few black people in the GOP because they are largely misinformed about what republicans stand for.  It doesn’t matter how high unemployment for young black men is, it doesn’t matter that blacks face severe poverty as a result, it doesn’t matter that democratic policies have destroyed the black family — nothing matters as long as politicians, almost always Democrats, ‘say’ they are trying to help blacks.”

Many Democrats are well aware of this and use it to their advantage. “I think blacks are democrats because they have a sense of entitlement,” Nicole said. “Which I think is paramount to the success of the democrats across the board. I know many black people who maintain the idea that the US government owes us basically because of slavery and past institutionalized racism.”

The idea that government owes blacks entitlements for past wrongdoings is often played upon by Democrats to boost support for their own party. During the 2012 campaign, Joe Biden told a crowd of black voters, “They [Republicans] want to put y’all back in chains!”


Conservatives want to empower blacks to improve their lives with such programs as school choice, tax breaks for inner-city businesses, and strong anti-crime incentives. So while the Republican Party may offer blacks a brighter future than the Democrat Party, it will never matter if they cannot articulate their message effectively to minorities. For the GOP to survive, they had better start doing so.

Republican candidates have an obligation to aggressively and consistently campaign in the inner cities like Detroit and Oakland, and begin showing how conservative economic principles can raise everyone out of poverty if they are willing to work. More smart, savvy black candidates like Allen West and Ben Carson must be recruited to run for office at all levels, and to help transform the warped view minorities have of conservatism. Today, every poverty-stricken, hopeless, inner-city slum is under Democratic control. It’s easy to highlight how liberalism has utterly destroyed minority communities, but nobody is doing it.

Transforming the Republican party from a nearly all-white party to one that all races want to support is indeed possible. But it will take a new generation of smart, energetic candidates. There has never been a more opportune time for ambitious, conservative minorities to grab power, and to turn their communities around. For the sake of our inner-cities, and for the country, let’s hope these candidates step forward. (Are you reading this, Nichole and Kristine?)

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MSNBC Suggests Conservatives Are Racist In ‘Offensive’ Tweet

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On Wednesday evening, a post from the official MSNBC Twitter account suggested that the conservative Americans are racist. The tweet said, “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.”

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The tweet was referring to a new Cheerios ad called “Gracie” that features a biracial family.

MSNBC’s post sparked outrage almost immediately. Here are some reactions from Twitter users:

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The hashtag #MyRightWingBiracialFamily, promoted largely by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, soon began to trend on Twitter. Conservatives flooded the social media site with photos of their own biracial families.

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A few hours (and a lot of angry tweets) after the original post, MSNBC tweeted an apology.

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This is not the first time MSNBC has come under fire for questionable comments regarding biracial families. Last month, a panel on the network mocked Mitt Romney for having a black grandson.

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Congressional Black Caucus To Publicly Criticize Obama


Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will be going after President Obama because they believe that he has not done enough for minorities with regards to his judicial nominations. They claim that many of the president’s nominees promote policies that are racist.

The CBC lawmakers also assert that Obama has not made a significant effort to promote black judicial leadership on Capital Hill. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said there is an “appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama’s nominees.

According to the White House, 18 percent of Obama’s confirmed judges have been African American — this figure is relatively high compared to past presidents. 8 percent of George W. Bush’s confirmed judges were African American; Clinton’s rate was 16 percent.

But the CBC is not satisfied.

The Hill reported, “The president’s relationship with black lawmakers on Capitol Hill is more complicated that it sometimes appears. While the CBC’s underlying support for Obama has been unwavering, many have also expressed disappointment that he hasn’t fought harder for the liberal policy priorities that propelled him twice into the White House.”

The CBC is most upset about Obama’s nominations in Southern States like Florida and Georgia.

The group is particularly concerned about Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, whom Obama named for the federal bench last month. While Boggs was a state legislator several years ago, he voted to keep the Confederate symbol on the Georgia state flag. Many in the CBC think that symbol is anti-black and represents hate.

Obama’s only African American judicial pick in Georgia was DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor Louise Ross. She “has raised the Democrats’ eyebrows for a different reason.” Rep. John Lewis of the CBC said of Ross, “I understand she’s a Republican.”

Lewis said Obama should have considered other black women for nominations in Georgia. He said, “Black women in Georgia hold a higher [voting] percentage than any group – higher than white women, higher than white men, higher than black men. And there’s a lot of Democratic [black] women – members of the bar – that are very, very good. And they should have been taken into consideration.”

The CBC plans to publicly express sharp disapproval of Obama’s appointments soon.

We will keep you up-to-date on this situation as news breaks.

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Obama’s Explanation For Low Approval Rating: Some Folks Don’t Like Me Because I’m Black


President Obama currently has an incredibly low approval rating. According to a new Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans currently do not approve of him.

But according to the president, that is not due to the disastrous Obamacare rollout, bleak job market, or constant violation of Americans’ privacy from their own government. No — rather, it is because he is black.

When asked about his low poll numbers, Obama told the New Yorker, “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”

He continued, “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

The lengthy New Yorker article pointed out that “the popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country.”

Of course, it is true that there are some individuals who do not like Obama simply because he is black (and, as the president mentioned, others who like him simply because he is black). But it is unlikely that Obama’s recent plummet in the polls has anything to do with his skin color, a factor that has remained static since he became America’s first African American president in 2008. At that time, his approval ratings were very high.

Many believe that his current low poll numbers can be attributed to the sluggish economy, out-of-control government spending, Obamacare disaster, and NSA spying.

What do you think?

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