Conservative talk host Tomi Lahren has made a habit of playing the white victimhood card, most recently referring to the Black Lives Matter movement as the new KKK.
On Tuesday, Lahren, who hosts a show on Glenn Beck’s channel, The Blaze, blamed what she called racial divisions on President Barack Obama. She said Obama is not a leader, but instead “an instigator.”
“Almost eight years in office and two black attorney generals as head of the Justice Department, and where are we today,” Lahren said. “We are more divided now than ever before.”
She then gave her take on the history of racism as it relates to American policing.
“Before Obama took office these problems existed,” she said. “Minority communities didn’t trust officers, and officers dealt with that distrust and the violence came with it. Well here we are. Here we sit, eight years later, and it’s worse. Everything is reduced to race, everything!”
She angrily denounced what she called the “rush” to blame white police officers and the refusal on the part of liberal politicians to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” or “question the tone of the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Lahren then said the “Dallas demon,” shooter Micah Johnson, who killed five police officers at the end of the rally against police violence last week, said he wanted to kill white people. Lahren said the “tone of the Black Lives Matter movement had a hand in this.”
After the Dallas attack, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza pointed out the movement has never called for violence, but only demanded an end to police violence visited upon the black community.
“Black Lives Matter has never, ever called for the murder of police officers,” Garza said Friday. “What we have said over and over again is that it is time in this country for policing to be accountable, transparent and responsible. That’s not rhetoric. That is what communities in the United States want to see from the people who protect and serve them.”
Lahren said nothing makes her happier than “meeting black police officers,” before ending her rant with “all lives matter,” a phrase that has been criticized for failing to address the “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” state of affairs in which black people are treated differently by the criminal justice system — which even conservative Republican New Gingrich is aware of.
Watch Lahren’s rant, as posted to Facebook, here:
‘Possible war in the Middle East’: Editor explains why Trump’s visa attack on Iran is ‘lame’ response to oil field bombing
As the United States is searching for ways to draw down on decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, serious conflicts might be afoot, one Daily Beast reporter told MSNBC Sunday.
World News editor Christopher Dickey told host Kendis Gibson he doesn't understand the point of barring Iranian diplomats from being able to come to the United Nations General Assembly meeting this fall. During a "Meet the Press" interview Sunday morning, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) said that the U.S. should deny the visas. The statement prompted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to call her out for "warmongering," and said she was out of touch with Americans who don't want to get into another costly Middle East war.
Why you should sell your house now — and not wait for the climate to change
Cities across the United States are already seeing the impacts of climate change. Sea levels are on the rise in Miami, Florida, where ocean waters creep into the streets, even when it isn't raining. Massive wildfires have taken out whole neighborhoods in California and in Alaska, about 2.5 million acres have burned since July 3. Wildfires there are getting worse, according to experts.
The problem of climate change has reached a dangerous level for some homeowners in areas that are no longer insurable. In Miami, for example, the "street-level" is now considered the basement and insurers are dropping coverage for basements. According to the Daily Beast, at least 340,000 California homeowners lost their property insurance coverage between 2015 and 2018 because the wildfires are getting worse and companies don't want to pay out when homes are destroyed.
‘Please give me the audacity of a mediocre white man’: Editor unleashes on Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Managing Editor Tiffany Cross, who co-founded The Beat DC, unleashed on the most recent Supreme Court Justice to be outed for sexual misconduct.
Max Stier, a classmate of Justice Brett Kavanaugh came out with another story of the justice forcing his naked penis into the hand of a woman. The FBI was supposed to do a full investigation into Kavanaugh, and Stier gave them the information. Somehow, however, the investigation either wasn't completed, wasn't revealed or was ignored, because none of the information revealed was released.
Cross said that there are some who normally would have said, "man if only we knew about these allegations during the confirmation hearing." The problem, of course, is that it was known, Cross explained. It was simply ignored by Republicans in the majority. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is an excellent example of a pro-choice, pro-woman senator who claimed she trusted Kavanaugh. She's suffered the consequences from her home-state in wake of the vote. In the past four years, she has dropped from being the most favored senator in the country to among the least.