Thursday 17th January 2019

Home » Frontpage » Currently Reading:

Despite Torrents Of Criticism . . . Trump Keeps Surfing Along With His Winning Endorsements

August 19, 2018 Frontpage No Comments

By DEXTER DUGGAN

In mid-August dominant media obsessed for days over whether President Trump had used the racist N-word sometime in private.
Around the clock, given current 24-hour news cycles, Trump-hating journalists bulged their eyes at that nasty possibility — just as they had glared throughout Trump’s presidency at one after another after another example of what they regarded as the president’s unforgivable and impeachable personality.
Closer to home, though, vile attacks were hardly worth mentioning by the journos, and quickly to be forgotten.
Their lodestar New York Times recently hired as one of its own opinion writers the aggressively racist Sarah Jeong, who had a history of publicly tweeting one despicable slur after another at white people, of which “dumbass” was merely her mild criticism, hatred of police a recurrent theme, and cruelty to elderly white men a source of joy.
The Times stood by its hiring decision, and its many meek media pals saw nothing worth making an issue of. It’s not as if they had an opportunity to unload on yet another conservative.
If, say, political hopeful David Garcia were a Trump fan, it would have been good for at least a few days of national publicity that one of Garcia’s aides referred to a “sh****le country.”
Trump himself was flayed for days last January by his media foes for possibly privately having used that insult about some foreign countries. Now journos could say they’d discovered that the Trump-loving Garcia harbored staff who yammered like the Big Guy in D.C.
Except, alas, Garcia is a liberal Democrat running for his party’s gubernatorial nomination in the August 28 Arizona primary, so his digital director, Xenia Orona, didn’t suffer the national opprobrium she would have with a different political orientation. It wasn’t a question of whether Orona actually said this privately. Like racist Jeong, Orona had tweeted it publicly.
And, being a left-wing Democrat, Orona hadn’t attacked other countries. Instead, she used the slur against the U.S. last January. Just as she had told the state of Arizona to go suffer a certain sort of sexual attack even while she referred to Mexico as “the motherland” in 2012.
On August 9 the conservative PJ Media site reported Orona’s more recent tweeting activity, including her stand to abolish ICE, to speak only Spanish in public at every opportunity, to have the U.S. “stop taking advantage of my people,” to have the police subjected to the same kind of sexual assault that she had wished on Arizona, and to see law and order as a smokescreen for bigots’ hatred.
In other words, the standard leftist-racist identity politics that beguiles dominant media and is swallowing the Democratic Party, even while these media obsess over the alleged wickedness of Trump and his conservative Republicans.
Feeling the heat, Garcia waved Orona goodbye, even though Garcia had been dancing around with his own campaign notions of no ICE, no wall, and that his last name was a good reason to vote for him.
Odds are you saw little if any coverage about these Arizona Democrat extremists. The only people really worth laughing at, in so many national editors’ view, just have “R” after their names.
Meanwhile, left-wing “Antifa” protesters get away with physical attacks on the media that the same dominant media wish would come from rightists.
When a few dozen white supremacists managed to have a small rally in Washington, D.C., on August 12, the anti-media violence came from among their far more numerous opponents.
“Throughout the day,” the Washington Post admitted, “journalists covering the rally shared stories of cameras being yanked and reporters accosted by members of the same movement that claims it is protecting free society” — that is, by the “anti-fascists.”
If screaming Trump supporters with their MAGA caps had done this to only one reporter, it would have been top national news for at least a few days. But when actual attacks originate from the other side, there’s a kind of embarrassment in newsrooms about mentioning this much at all.
In July, New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger had warned Trump at the White House that the president’s “increasingly dangerous” language about media “fake news” “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.”
Liberal thinking is that their enemies are only to the right, and Sulzberger fell into this trap.
The violence against journalists is already here, and it’s not being choreographed at the White House. Nor did Trump dictate the thinking of social-media follower and socialist James T. Hodgkinson last year when the radical started blasting away against a Republican congressional baseball practice, nearly killing GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Rest assured that if the day ever comes when violent leftists capture the machinery of the U.S. government, thanks to the propaganda assistance of their complicit media admirers, those doormat media won’t be rewarded prizes by the new dictators but only contempt and persecution for being “useful idiots.”
Looking at the media frenzy about whether Trump privately said the N-word, a Phoenix radio conservative talk host wondered who had done more damage to blacks.
On KFYI (550 AM), host James T. Harris, himself a black man, asked on August 14 if Trump using the N-word was worse than what Democrat politicians had done to Detroit. Was the president using the N-word, Harris continued, worse than what Planned Parenthood abortionists do to blacks? Citing PP’s eugenicist founder, Harris said that Margaret Sanger “is laughing in Hell.”
Apparently oblivious to such tangible damage by “progressive” Democrats, more than 100 U.S. newspapers planned a coordinated editorial attack against Republican Trump on August 16, the day this hardcopy edition of The Wanderer went to press.
The liberal Boston Globe initiated the event, but many Americans were left to wonder what was different about 100, or 400, newspapers attacking Trump on August 16 than on every other day in the year, except this time the Globe wanted open credit for it.
Sitting in for national radio talker Rush Limbaugh on August 15, guest host Todd Herman said the papers’ campaign would be “impotent” with conservatives because of media’s known bias.
It’s not as if dominant media have any impartial, even-handed record whatever toward the president, so why would conservatives react differently to just another day of hissing and spitting?
Trump, of course, supplies his foes with more than adequate ammunition in his own stream of frequently undisciplined tweets. He’d make it easier on himself if he could seem more amiable. But maybe he concluded amiable doesn’t work with an entire national political and media class who want him gone, the sooner and wretcheder the better.
Maybe, as talk host Harris suggested, people should notice whether Trump’s words or left-wing Democrats’ actions have done the nation more damage.
In fact, Republican voters seem to be doing just that kind of noticing. Rather than being offended at Trump’s daily barrage of tweets, many of his nearly 54 million followers seem to value his counsel. Political candidates mainly seem to benefit rather than suffer from his blessing. Suffice it to say that Republican voters are far from synonymous with members of dominant media.
What does this say about media potency after they’ve hammered Trump as everything from a lying leper to a pestiferous pariah even before his election in 2016?
A Real Clear Politics article on August 15 noted: “Donald Trump has taken a lot of grief for his tweeting habit from critics who view his use of the social media platform as decidedly unpresidential. He’s receiving only gratitude, however, from Republican candidates he’s endorsed on Twitter — candidates who’ve ridden Trump’s endorsement to decisive primary victories. . . .
“He has endorsed 44 campaigns so far,” the article continued, “and many say they’ve seen a tangible difference after a getting that seal of approval on Twitter. His input elevates the candidates’ national profile, increases donations, and can even help change the outcome of some races.”

Success In Minnesota

That trend appeared to continue with state primary elections on August 14, notably with GOP voters in Minnesota unexpectedly nominating Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor over former state governor Tim Pawlenty.
Minneapolis is county seat of Hennepin County. Minnesota has been moving away from its stereotype of a purely liberal powerhouse.
Johnson ran as a strong Trump supporter and received Trump’s praise soon after the victory. The president tweeted: “Jeff Johnson of Minnesota had a big night in winning the Republican nomination for governor against a very strong and well-known opponent! Thanks for all of the support you showed me. You have my complete and total endorsement. You will win in November!”
A Twin Cities observer told The Wanderer: “In Minnesota, pro-lifers and Trumpites had a lot to cheer about. . . . Voters told the media that they chose Johnson because they perceived him as more solidly conservative and because they liked the idea of someone new running for governor.”
Meanwhile, pro-abortion extremists strong-armed Missouri’s Democratic Party into taking back a mildly conciliatory paragraph that had been added to the party platform. It said that while Dems are committed to being “pro-choice,” those with differing views also are welcome. “Sickening,” said a pro-abortion activist. So party officials flip-flopped back.
The Kansas City Star commented editorially: “Well, the welcome mat has been taken back inside now. Which strikes us as especially self-defeating with the November midterms dead ahead. When Democrats say the republic is at stake, and democracy itself, do they mean it? If they do, this is an odd time for purity tests.”
Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, reacted by saying, “At what point will the abortion-rights progressives be held accountable for prioritizing their single issue above the health and success of the Democratic Party?”
Day added: “Pro-life Democrats have stayed in the shadows and have been taken for granted long enough. We must be recognized and heard. Right now, we are hearing that current leaders of the Democratic Party do not want us and we should look elsewhere.”
Meanwhile, New York’s liberal Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly had to backtrack on August 15 after declaring during remarks on “women’s rights,” in a swipe against Trump’s MAGA theme, that the U.S. “was never that great.”
Trump is so lucky in the enemies he has. And the multibillionaire didn’t even have to go out and buy them.

Share Button

2017 The Wanderer Printing Co.

Twitter Feed

"I do not think it is accurate to say that the sexual abuse of minors is owed to clericalism. That would be to give the impression that there is something about the clerical state that involves the sexual abuse of minors." Part 2 .. Interview
https://t.co/7Ja8po3UlN

Honest to God, I am really getting sick and tired of these caravans. What in the world is this? Just come and push your way into the country? And all of this just happening by itself? Thank you, @realDonaldTrump for standing firm against the un-American #Democrat party. #MAGA

@BethellDonna @Church_Militant @george_neumayr @JZmirak
@TaylorRMarshall @DanielCMattson @Patrick_Coffin @DictatorPope @ProtecttheFaith @TheWandererNews @LorlebergPetra Please help share and sign! This is a good way of putting pressure on Rome to do the right thing in February!

LifeSiteNews.com on Twitter

“Swiss group launches global petition asking Catholic bishops to stop homosexual networks https://t.co/EyvvxXzIeM”

twitter.com

Load More...

China’s crackdown on Christians continues

Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A campaign by the Chinese government to ‘Sinicize’ religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches…Continue Reading

Cdl. Wuerl will not celebrate youth Mass prior to March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Embattled Cardinal Donald Wuerl will not celebrate the Archdiocese of Washington’s January 18 Mass for Life, which is scheduled to occur before the annual March for Life. Instead, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to…Continue Reading

Support Archbishop Viganò on his 78th birthday!

January 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, turns 78 years old today. Born in northern Italy, Archbishop Viganò was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. He spent the next several…Continue Reading

Cdl. Burke: Pope Francis’ response to abuse crisis is ‘more confusing than anything’

January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke told German TV in a January 8 interview that Pope Francis’ response to the abuse crisis is “confusing.” Cardinal Burke stated that Pope Benedict was “very clear on this [matter of abuse],”…Continue Reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Trashes Pro-Life People: You’re “Not in Line With Society”

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s radically pro-abortion prime minister, blasted pro-life advocates Wednesday amid a nation-wide outrage about barring pro-life groups from a federal grant program. “An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women’s rights by removing rights to abortion,…Continue Reading

Cardinal’s trial puts French Church in glare of Catholic abuse scandal

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon goes on trial on Monday charged with failing to act on historical allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts by a priest in his diocese. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is the highest-profile cleric to be…Continue Reading

Trudeau to issue new coin commemorating decriminalizaton of gay sex

OTTAWA, January 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has granted the Royal Mint permission to release a new one-dollar coin designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his father’s decriminalization of homosexuality. Trudeau’s government approved the coin…Continue Reading

CARDINAL CUPICH KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR DISSIDENT PRIESTS’ CONFERENCE

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Blase Cupich is slated to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference for a notorious dissident priests’ organization. The annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) will take place in June 2019, and…Continue Reading

Vatican spokesman, deputy, resign over strategy differences

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican spokesman and his deputy resigned on Monday over disagreements on strategy, ending a year of upheaval in the Holy See’s communications structure. A brief Vatican statement gave no reason for the resignations. Spokesman Greg…Continue Reading

Chinese city bans public displays of Christmas, cites ‘clean city’ as reason

LANGFANG, China, December 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A city in China has issued a sweeping ban on Christmas-related decorations, public celebrations, and advertisements, claiming it’s necessary to keep the city clean for an upcoming awards contest. Christmas is not an…Continue Reading

Priest: Pro-LGBT rainbow rosary promoted by Fr. Martin ‘comes from the pit of hell’

December 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – During a radio interview about the pro-homosexual “social justice” rosary that Fr. James Martin has been promoting, Fr. Donald Calloway prayed for Martin’s “radical conversion” and that the Jesuit might “repent of the things he has…Continue Reading

President Trump’s Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood of $50-60 Million Likely to Win in Court

President Donald Trump appears likely to win a court battle against the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. At issue are new guidelines for Title X grants, which fund family planning programs across the country. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and…Continue Reading

Untitled 5 Untitled 2

Attention Readers:

  Welcome to our website. Readers who are familiar with The Wanderer know we have been providing Catholic news and orthodox commentary for 150 years in our weekly print edition.


  Our daily version offers only some of what we publish weekly in print. To take advantage of everything The Wanderer publishes, we encourage you to su
bscribe to our flagship weekly print edition, which is mailed every Friday or, if you want to view it in its entirety online, you can subscribe to the E-edition, which is a replica of the print edition.
 
  Our daily edition includes: a selection of material from recent issues of our print edition, news stories updated daily from renowned news sources, access to archives from The Wanderer from the past 10 years, available at a minimum charge (this will be expanded as time goes on). Also: regularly updated features where we go back in time and highlight various columns and news items covered in The Wanderer over the past 150 years. And: a comments section in which your remarks are encouraged, both good and bad, including suggestions.
 
  We encourage you to become a daily visitor to our site. If you appreciate our site, tell your friends. As Catholics we must band together to rediscover our faith and share it with the world if we are to effectively counter a society whose moral culture seems to have no boundaries and a government whose rapidly extending reach threatens to extinguish the rights of people of faith to practice their religion (witness the HHS mandate). Now more than ever, vehicles like The Wanderer are needed for clarification and guidance on the issues of the day.

Catholic, conservative, orthodox, and loyal to the Magisterium have been this journal’s hallmarks for five generations. God willing, our message will continue well into this century and beyond.

Joseph Matt
President, The Wanderer Printing Co.

Untitled 1

Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love

Cburke3

  By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics…Continue Reading

Developing Lives Of Peace After The Heart Of Mary

By RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke delivered the address below at the 32nd Annual Church Teaches Forum, “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World,” Galt House, Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017. The address is reprinted here with the kind permission of Cardinal Burke. All rights reserved. This is part one of the…Continue Reading

Catechism

Today . . .

Vatican: Abuse summit to help bishops know ‘what they need to do’

Vatican City, Jan 16, 2019 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just over a month ahead of the much-anticipated February meeting on sex abuse, the Vatican said the summit’s goal is for bishops to leave the meeting knowing clearly what it is they need to do to stop the abuse of minors. According to a statement by papal spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti Jan. 16, the February meeting “has a concrete purpose: the goal is that all of…Continue Reading

Archbishop Viganò urges McCarrick to publicly repent in new open letter

ROME, January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — With a tone of fraternal and priestly charity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written an open letter to former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, encouraging him to publicly repent of his sins and thus to save his soul. In the brief letter, dated January 13, 2019 and published in English and Italian (see full text below), Archbishop Viganò has also sought to persuade McCarrick that he has a unique opportunity to greatly benefit the Churc

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of American Catholics now rate the honesty or ethical standards of the clergy as “high” or “very high.” The figures, released Friday, show a drop of 18 points since 2017. Among American Protestants, the same question produced a relatively stable number of 48 percent, a drop of…Continue Reading

Vatican News pays tribute to Cuba’s brutal communist revolution, then deletes post

ROME, January 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – An article at Vatican News, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, disappeared from the Holy See’s website just one day after it appeared on January 1. No explanation was offered for the self-censorship of the article, which marked the rise to power of Fidel Castro and his anti-clerical Marxist government, which has long been marked by grievous human rights violations. The Vatican News article, in…Continue Reading

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004

Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report to the apostolic nuncio in Washington, DC, the Diocese of Pittsburgh said Thursday. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington confirmed to CNA that an allegation against McCarrick was presented to Wuerl while…Continue Reading

Advertisement(2)

An Answer To A Sedevacantist Wannabe

By FR. JOHN T. ZUHLSDORF (Editor’s Note: Someone who is “seriously considering adopting some form of sedevacantism” wrote recently to Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf, and Fr. Z posted his reply on his January 7 blog. The question and answer are reprinted here with permission.) + + + Quaeritur: Father, I’ll get straight to the point:…Continue Reading

Critics Warn… New Mexico Bill Could Allow “Suicide Tourism”

SANTA FE, N.M. (CNA/EWTN News) — Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of deadly drugs outside the state via telemedicine, and by health-care professionals other than physicians. Deacon Steve Rangel, associate director for the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the…Continue Reading

The Case Against The Sign Of Peace At Mass

By REY FLORES O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you,” regarda not my sins but the faith of your Church, and deign to give her peace and unity according to Your will: Who live and reign God, world without end. Amen. — At…Continue Reading

Candor Is Not The Enemy Of Love

By DONALD DeMARCO Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, in his book Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, makes two most important points when he reminds all those who love life that “candor is not the enemy of love” and that “real hope begins in honesty.” Candor may disturb one’s…Continue Reading

No, This Is Not JFK’s Democratic Party

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color, and LGBT members than any House in history — and fewer white males. And Thursday, January 3, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Koran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a…Continue Reading

Advertisement

Our Catholic Faith (Section B of print edition)

His Bride Is The Church

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Second Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Cor. 12:4-11 John 2:1-11 In the readings for the past three weeks, the Church has given us the three traditional events which manifested our Lord’s divinity. The word Epiphany means manifestation. These manifestations took place thirty years apart, but were celebrated together because they point…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… The Wall And Abortion: No Moral Equivalency

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The March for Life event each January draws thousands of pro-life Americans to Washington, D.C., to witness for the weakest and most defenseless among us, preborn boys and girls who cannot speak on behalf of the sacredness of their lives in the face of legalized abortion which, in some cases, threatens their existence at every…Continue Reading

The Authority Of Bishops . . . The Hierarchy Of Orders In The Catholic Church

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 8 It is a well-known fact that the Church today is going through a crisis, especially in faith, as can be seen as early as 1985 when Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger allowed the publication of The Ratzinger Report. I believe that Benedict XVI was the only Pope in Church history whose mind was already well-known…Continue Reading

The Crisis Of Hope In The Modern World

By DON FIER Two opposing vices were identified last week as contrary to the theological virtue of hope: despair and presumption. Despair, on the one hand, goes against Divine Mercy; presumption, on the other hand, goes against Divine Justice. To explain, the renowned Thomist philosopher Dr. Josef Pieper describes hope as “preeminently the virtue of the status viatoris [condition or…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

Editor’s Note: In a recent reply about the appropriateness of giving blessings to those coming to Holy Communion, we said that the practice was an unauthorized innovation that should be discouraged. We have since learned that Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., has instructed his priests and deacons not to give such blessings. Here is his rationale: “I do not…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. John Calabria

By CAROLE BRESLIN St. Teresa of Calcutta answered a call within a call by founding the Missionaries of Charity to help the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, India. Soon her apostolic endeavors to serve the most destitute of persons spread throughout the world, while she said that the greatest poverty is in the West where people do not know…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes . . . St. Anthony Of Egypt, Abbot

By CAROLE BRESLIN While we can understand that God is infinite, it is difficult to comprehend the stretch of such infinity. Certainly our finite minds cannot begin to comprehend it. Hence, since our minds are finite, the more we have cluttering our minds with worldly affairs such as possessions, relationships, and activities, the less time and room we have in…Continue Reading