Wild Time At Wildwood, Blinken Bashes Israel, Chaos In Chicago

Monday, May 13, 2024

A Wild Time At Wildwood


Donald Trump held an unbelievable rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, Saturday. Some Trump enthusiasts said as many as 100,000 people turned out. Seems high.  


An official for the city of Wildwood estimated the group was at least 80,000 strong. Some New Jersey papers said the crowd was 12,000 people. No way!


Let’s just say it was around 50,000 people. That’s still huge! Last year, Trump held an event in South Carolina that reportedly drew 50,000. But that was ruby red South Carolina, not deep blue New Jersey.


Following the event, Trump posted a video of the tremendous crowd and included this statement:


“With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we will expel the warmongers from our government, we will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, we will throw off the sick political class that hates our Country, we will rout the Fake News media, we will Drain the Swamp, and we will liberate our Country from these tyrants and villains once and for all.”




Blinken Bashes Israel


There can be no doubting the serious damage that has been done to the U.S.-Israel relationship under Joe Biden. Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday publicly bashed Israel as it is attempting to clean out the last Hamas stronghold in Rafah.


Blinken insisted that the United States will not sign off on military action against Hamas until there is a “clear, credible plan to protect civilians” in the city. Well, that just guarantees that Hamas will do whatever it has to do in order to exploit the civilian population as human shields, which it does all the time.


But Blinken went even further, saying that Israel needs to “leave and get out of Gaza.” Yet in the next breath, he fretted that Israel would leave a power vacuum that is “likely to be filled by chaos, by anarchy, and ultimately by Hamas again.”


Israel is doing its best to wipe out Hamas, as it should. Biden and Blinken seem determined to save Hamas.




Happy Birthday, Israel!


Israelis have a unique way of commemorating Memorial Day and Independence Day -- they are observed back-to-back. It would be like Memorial Day in America being July 3rd with Independence Day on July 4th.


Yesterday evening, Israelis marked the first Memorial Day since the October 7th massacre. Tonight, Israelis will begin celebrating Yom Ha'Atzmaut or Independence Day.


In recognizing the modern state of Israel in 1948, President Harry Truman said, “I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have faith in it now.”


In 1948, Israel was promptly attacked by virtually all of its Arab neighbors. Israel prevailed, only to be attacked again and again and again. Even now, 76 years later, Israel is still fighting for its right to exist as a Jewish state.


But in the midst of this hatred, Israel has thrived. It has done so because of God’s blessing and because of the determination of the Jewish people.




Chaos In Chicago?


Radical left-wing groups and their pro-Hamas sympathizers are reportedly planning to cause chaos at this year’s Democrat National Convention in Chicago. In fact, Democrats are so concerned that they are reportedly considering holding much of the convention virtually.


I don’t think they need to be that worried. Chicago’s liberal politicians will bend over backwards to help Joe Biden and the DNC put on a good show.


In contrast, progressive Milwaukee is being totally uncooperative as it prepares to host the Republican National Convention.


RNC officials are fighting with Milwaukee city officials, who insist on allowing demonstrators to gather just a quarter of a mile from the convention center. That means RNC delegates will have to walk past radical demonstrators to get to the convention. They will likely be harassed and assaulted.


But the Milwaukee police don’t care. When GOP officials expressed their concerns, one Milwaukee police captain said some people were concerned that the RNC delegates would “terrorize Milwaukee’s citizens” and “harass minorities.”


The RNC has even asked the Secret Service to extend the perimeter, but they refused. GOP leaders asked to meet with Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the Secret Service, but she refused to meet with them.


I have been to RNC conventions in progressive-run cities where security was intentionally insufficient. The most recent occasion was the 2020 convention. The last night of the convention was held on the White House lawn, while we listened to the rioting going on outside the gates of the White House.


When the event ended, delegates had to walk through crowds of raging leftists. Many attendees, including Sen. Rand Paul, were accosted.


At the 2004 RNC convention in New York City, I was walking to the convention center one day as rioters were running in my direction. Some recognized me and started deliberately running into me, leading to a confrontation. The only thing that prevented serious injury was when New York’s finest finally showed up.


At the 2008 convention in Minneapolis, you had to walk through elaborately guarded walkways that were set up blocks away from the convention center. They did that after the FBI arrested a man who was plotting to bomb the convention site. There were even kidnapping threats against the RNC delegates.


In related news, there are growing calls for an investigation into what is happening at the Secret Service. A petition is reportedly circulating inside the agency, warning of inadequate training and “potential insider threats that could pose a risk to U.S. national security.”


This comes on the heels of reports that a female agent assigned to Vice President Kamala Harris’s detail had a mental breakdown and had to be restrained.


Like every bureaucracy in the Biden administration, the Secret Service has gone woke. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion” ideology is everywhere.


Meanwhile, the Biden administration still refuses to provide Secret Service protection to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., as it refuses GOP requests for more security at the RNC convention.


Just more examples of the weaponization of federal law enforcement.




Cohen’s Testimony


Michael Cohen, a convicted perjurer, took the stand today in Donald Trump’s Manhattan trial. This is supposed to be the testimony that destroys Trump and seals the case. We’ll see. Cohen is not a credible witness.


It’s worth noting that even CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is highly skeptical of this case. He said:


“The trials against [Trump] keep him in the spotlight, infuriate his base, who see him as a martyr and even may serve to make him the object of some sympathy among people in general who believe that his prosecutors are politically motivated.


“This happens to be true, in my opinion. I doubt the New York indictment would have been brought against a defendant whose name was not Donald Trump.”


Referring to the political landscape, Zakaria expressed concern about Trump’s lead in the polls, adding, “I understand that polls are not always accurate. But in general, they have tended to underestimate Donald Trump’s support, not overestimate it. I doubt that there are many shy Biden voters in the country.”




Tune In To Family Talk


Please tune in to Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk radio show.


On today’s broadcast, I talk with Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project. Terry and I discuss the relentless assault on faith and family, what’s driving it, and how we can defend our values.


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