Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
Bad timing for the space program. – It had been so long since the U.S. had launched men and women into space that I had forgotten how thrilling it was to watch it happen live. Unfortunately, Saturday’s magnificent, successful launch of the SpaceX Falcoln 9 rocket with two astronauts aboard was overwhelmed by the nationwide riots being promoted by the Democrat Party and its affiliated support groups, Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
From a report at Space.com:
“I’m really quite overcome with emotion on this day, so it’s kind of hard to talk, frankly,” Musk said in a post-launch press conference at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Saturday evening. “It’s been 18 years working towards this goal, so it’s hard to believe that it’s happened.”
Musk’s comments came a few hours after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the center’s historic Launch Complex 39A, carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.
By successfully launching its new Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts on board for the first time, SpaceX became the first private company to launch astronauts for NASA.
It is not surprising that Musk was overwhelmed with emotion – I had tears in my eyes just watching it from home on my TV. Through the force of his will and perseverance, he has literally dragged America’s manned space program kicking and screaming back to life.
This, not Tesla, is Musk’s greatest achievement.
It also helps to finally have a willing partner in the White House. – After Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self spent the entire 8 years of his presidency using NASA as little more than a platform to promote climate hysteria, President Donald Trump has returned the agency’s focus to its actual mission of exploring space.
The President was on-hand to view the launch, and gave a grand speech afterwards. Unfortunately, it too was lost amid the news coverage of all the rioting taking place in Democrat-controlled cities. This morning, we are hearing calls from those on the left for the President to speak about those Democrat-organized riots. Obviously those issuing these calls missed yesterday’s speech, during which had this to say on that subject:
Before going further on this exciting day for all America in space, I want to say a few words about the situation in Minnesota. The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief.
Yesterday, I spoke to George’s family and expressed the sorrow of our entire nation for their loss. I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking justice and peace. And I stand before you in firm opposition to anyone exploiting this tragedy to loot, rob, attack, and menace. Healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos are the mission at hand. (Applause.)
The police officers involved in this incident have been fired from their jobs. One officer has already been arrested and charged with murder. State and federal authorities are carrying out an investigation to see what further charges may be warranted, including against, sadly, the other three.
In addition, my administration has opened a civil rights investigation, and I have asked the Attorney General and the Justice Department to expedite it.
I understand the pain that people are feeling. We support the right of peaceful protesters, and we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or with peace.
The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters, and anarchists. The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses, and burning down buildings.
The main victims of this horrible, horrible situations are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities. The mobs are devastating the life’s work of good people and destroying their dreams. Right now, America needs creation, not destruction; cooperation, not contempt; security, not anarchy. And there will be no anarchy. Civilization must be cherished, defended, and protected. The voices of law-abiding citizens must be heard, and heard very loudly.
We cannot and must not allow a small group of criminals and vandals to wreck our cities and lay waste to our communities. We must defend the rights of every citizen to live without violence, prejudice, or fear.
We support the overwhelming majority of police officers who are incredible in every way and devoted public servants. They keep our cities safe, protect our communities from gangs and drugs, and risk their own lives for us every day.
No one is more upset than fellow law enforcement officers by the small handful who fail to abide by their oath to serve and protect. My administration will stop mob violence and will stop it cold.
It does not serve the interests of justice or any citizen of any race, color, or creed for the government to give into anarchy, abandon police precincts, or allow communities to be burned to the ground. It won’t happen.
Those making excuses or justifications for violence are not helping the downtrodden, but delivering new anguish and new pain.
From day one of my administration, we have made it a top priority to build up distressed communities and revitalize our crumbling inner cities.
We fought hard with Senator Tim Scott and many others to create Opportunity Zones, helping to draw a surge of new investment to the places in our country that need it most. We must all work together as a society to expand opportunity and to create a future of greater dignity and promise for all of our people. We must forge a partnership with community leaders, local law enforcement, and the faith community to restore hope.
Radical-left criminals, thugs, and others all throughout our country and throughout the world will not be allowed to set communities ablaze. We won’t let it happen. It harms those who have the least. And we will be protecting those who have the least.
The leadership of the National Guard and the Department of Justice are now in close communication with state and city officials in Minnesota. And we’re coordinating our efforts with local law enforcement all across our nation.
In America, justice is never achieved at the hands of an angry mob. I will not allow angry mobs to dominate. It won’t happen. It is essential that we protect the crown jewel of American democracy: the rule of law and our independent system of justice. Every citizen in every community has the right to be safe in their workplace, safe in their homes, and safe in our city streets.
This is the sacred right of all Americans that I am totally determined to defend and will defend. My administration will always stand against violence, mayhem, and disorder.
We will stand with the family of George Floyd with the peaceful protesters and with every law-abiding citizen who wants decency, civility, safety, and security.
We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down; joining hands, not hurling fists; standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility.
It helps to pay attention, people.
The President isn’t the only one who has addressed the riots. – In case you missed it, Attorney General William Barr also made a forceful statement addressing the Democrat riots in a speech delivered Saturday afternoon:
“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law.
The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level. That system is working and moving at exceptional speed. Already initial charges have been filed. That process continues to move forward. Justice will be served.
Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.
Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.
In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.
We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.
In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.” (link)
Should these men really have to repeat all of this for the benefit of lazy leftist talking heads on cable television? They have more important tasks to address today.
Maybe it’s time for a harder touch, Bill. – On Thursday, worthless Marxist New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he wanted his police to exercise a “light touch” in dealing with that city’s rioters. He was rewarded yesterday with the burning and destruction of over 40 police vehicles as Antifa/BLM-led rioters ran out of control across Manhattan.
Meanwhile, Biden’s handlers support the domestic terrorist rioters. – No fewer than 13 of the elder-abusing staff of the Creepy Uncle Quid Pro China Farty Joe Biden campaign announced on Saturday that they are giving money to a Democrat-created group that is paying to have the domestic terrorist rioters bailed out of jail in Minneapolis so they can go out and foment more rioting.
Do you understand now why I keep telling you that these are Democrat Party riots? How much more proof do you need?
Let’s repeat this one more time in bullet-point format:
- The riots are clearly being organized by Antifa and BLM;
- Both Antifa and BLM were created by and function as adjuncts to the Democrat Party;
- Both Antifa and BLM receive the vast majority of their funding from Democrat/Soros front groups;
- The riots are taking place in Democrat-controlled cities with Democrat-controlled police forces that refuse to crack down on the rioters in any effective way;
- The Democrat Mayor of St. Paul told the press on Saturday that EVERY rioter arrested by his police on Friday night was from out of state – Antifa’s and BLM’s modus operandi;
- The Democrat Governor of Minnesota told the press on Saturday that he estimates that 80% of the rioters are from out of state – Antifa’s and BLM’s calling card;
- Now we have Democrats paying to get the rioters released from jail so they can go out and riot some more.
There. Are we clear now?
That is all.
Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.