Perhaps you remember that 1985 pop rock song by the Scottish rock group Simple Minds that was part of the soundtrack for the movie, “The Breakfast Club.” It was one of the biggest sellers for the band and it still remains a popular tune. Over this weekend, which was absolutely lovely, being with the great folks of the Chatham County GOP at the Governors Club, something struck me. It is something that perfectly relates to the title of that song.
The Men’s NCAA Basketball Final Four Tournament was this weekend. Since I was at the Chatham County Reagan dinner, I missed the Auburn vs. Virginia game. Tough loss for the Tigers of the plains of Alabama, but after the event was over, yes, I just thought about someone we have not heard much from, or about, recently . . . Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Yeah, remember him, or have he and his dubious actions been forgotten? Yes, this is the fella who made the despicable comment about leaving a born baby on a table, he referred to a born baby as “it,” keeping “it” comfortable, while they made a decision about keeping the baby alive . . . or refusing care and allowing “it” to die. I guess now in America, as evidenced by the euphoria of NY Governor Cuomo and his possessed cronies, infanticide is acceptable?
But, think about the revealed actions, and questionable lies and explanations from Virginia Governor Northam regarding his “blackface” antics. But, not only that, as we shared with y’all here, the Virginia First Lady, Pam Northam giving cotton balls to young black students and asking them to imagine themselves as slaves.
Along with that, has anyone heard from, or about, the Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who also admitted to a blackface episode? Nah, they did what progressive socialist leftists always do, just outlast the news cycle. However, what should disturb us all is the hypocrisy, the abject double standard. The left and their media flying monkeys decry President Donald Trump as a racist . . . but the names of Virginia Gov. Ralph, First Lady Pam, and Attorney General Herring just seem to have been forgotten.
Oh, by the way, I will not be cheering for the University of Virginia. Any school whose students want to tear down the statue of the writer of the Declaration of Independence, an American president, and founder of the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, because he owned slaves . . . they are losers in my assessment, not deserving of any championship title. Funny, I wonder if these same students at UVA have forgotten that their Governor and Attorney General once ran around in the offensive, racist blackface?
Now, how many of you feel sorry for ol’ Uncle Joe Biden? Crazy Joe? Creepy Joe? All of these years we have witnessed and been aware of his, well, questionable touching. But, the Democrat party never said a word . . . until he became the old white guy, moderate Democrat leading contender for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Now, the long knives are out for ol’ Joe and he is being assailed on all fronts, that is how the left rolls.
But, what is interesting is how certain names just seem to be forgotten, as the left chooses which women to believe and which ones are not to be believed. Let’s go back to the state of Virginia. Does anyone remember the name of their Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax, who had two women accuse him of sexual abuse, assault? Yeah, well, just like Northam and Herring, he has just outlasted the media news cycle and is still in position. Imagine if he were a Republican elected official? See, for the left, who cares about racism and #MeToo sexism when it comes to political power, control? There is no way in Hades that the left is going to abide by their own “professed” standards when they could lose the top three Democrat elected positions in the critical state of Virginia. This is what I call selective, situational ethics, and no one is better at it than our progressive socialist leftist two-faced hypocrites. The Roman god Janus would be proud of them.
How is it that we have forgotten about the new Attorney General in Minnesota, former US Congressman Keith Ellison? His ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, had evidence of his beating her, and the allegation was corroborated by her own son. What did you hear from the left? Yes, crickets. It seems that Ms. Monahan was not to be believed as those selective, situational, politicized ethics of the left witnessed.
Hey, anyone heard anything from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick? Heck, y’all have probably forgotten them, which is what the left does. They turned the country upside down with their absurd accusations against then-US Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and as soon as Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice . . . whoosh, they disappeared. No more reporting, nothing. Yep, the left has just weaponized, no politicized, the #MeToo movement and we are all complicit in it as we do not challenge them; we just allow them to drop it all and forget. Ask yourselves: what happened with those women who brought accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore after he lost the election? Yep, it was all forgotten.
Democrat Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Richard Neal, wants to investigate and will use his power to hold hearings on President Trump’s personal income tax returns. Yet, does anyone remember the names John Koskinen and Lois Lerner? Of course you don’t. They are happy and rode off into the sunset with six-figure taxpayer-funded retirement checks, albeit, they were part of the weaponization of the Internal Revenue Service against Americans who were part of a Constitutional Conservative grassroots movement. Yes, once again, we have forgotten as the selective ethics of the left, enabled by the leftist progressive media.
Democrat freshmen members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have had FEC allegations brought against them . . . crickets. You can bet that as a freshman member of Congress, if I had a $1M FEC violation allegation brought against me, well, you know.
House Chairmen Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff are going to hold incessant, continuous investigations and hearings against President Trump, still chasing the Russian unicorn. But, the clear and present evidence of Russian collusion involves these names, which have been forgotten — Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Paige, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Christopher Steele, Glenn Simpson. We have forgotten the names of Ben Rhodes and Susan Rice who clearly lied to the American people, altered CIA intelligence memos on the terrorist attack in Benghazi. What about the names of Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin who were both granted immunity and were part of the entire Clinton unclassified email server incident?
Are the House Democrats going to conduct any investigations of these forgotten names? Of course not. They couldn’t care less about the equal application of justice. They only care about what Barack Obama called “punishing your political enemies” — weaponizing the government. Heck, ya wanna talk about collusion with the Russians? Someone explain to me Obama’s off-mic whisper to Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection. Instead, we have these members of the party of the jackass who continue to tell us that Donald Trump is a Russian agent.
I will not forget, neither should you. When you have discussions with your ill-informed leftist friends, just keep saying these names. “Don’t You Forget About Them.” Make your progressive socialist lemming acquaintances realize how hypocritical they are with their selective, politicized, situational ethics!
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.