National Suicide Squad | The Michael Knowles Show Ep. 382
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To listen to this episode, subscribe to The Michael Knowles Show on iTunes: https://apple.co/2FQpjmqthe four horsewomen of our political apocalypse Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib and Ayanna Presley have given themselves a new nickname we will examine our national suicide squad and the misguided conservatives who are defending them then more men beat women at women's sports go figure Joe Biden's campaign keeps going nowhere and Al Green the congressman not the singer proposes a convenient strategy to redeem America for her original sin all that and more I'm Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Knowles show [Music] the squad is here we will examine that Suicide Squad that National Suicide Squad but first today's show is brought to you by our friends at Wesley Financial Group the company that is helping a lot of people out there who believed those time share lies I have relatives who have done this if you bought a timeshare you know the pitch oh it's a great 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timeshare com couldn't be easier than that I cancel timeshare com check it out stop pouring money down to the drain to those timeshare scammers who is the squad do you know who the squad is Ayana Presley who is one member of the squad has given them that definition it's AOC Rasheeda Talib Ilhan Omar and Diana Presley here is Presley giving them the nickname at a press conference yesterday our squad is big our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable in just the world that's the squad squad can be anybody but really it's just those four people and guy Benson and my pal john hirsh our over a national review gave Ayana presley that woman the nickname ringo she's the Ringo of the squad and it occurred to me that the whole squad really does have a lot of parallels with the Beatles because you've got a OC who's obviously Paul she's the marketable one she's the pop one you've got Ilhan Omar she's John she's the radical she's got a pretty weird marital history then you've got Rasheeda Talib she's the spiritual one she's George you know she just meditates on calming feelings in her case about the Holocaust obviously in George Harrison's case it was about sort of nicer things than that and then you've got Ayanna Presley who is Ringo without the likability this is our squad and President Trump has put all the pressure back on the squad he's put all the pressure back on Democrats to defend the squad late night talk show hosts are loving the squad here is Stephen Colbert defending them against that mean old Donald Trump of course Trump does not like the squad he is the leader of the rival gang of the Klan wow wow that is so brave a late-night comedian calling President Trump a racist I would say it's not just brave it's really creative obvious I've never heard it before it's really funny I can't stop laughing I've doubled over as you can see and but it more than anything I guess it's just so courageous to say that in our culture and it's not just late-night comedians who are doing even random left-wing talking heads or summoning the courage somehow to go on leftist news channels mainstream television and call Donald Trump a racist if you're supporting Trump you are a racist at this point I'm not afraid to say it and no one should be I just I I was so afraid to say it because no one's saying that out there nobody in the mainstream media or the newspapers or television or Hollywood or the entire left half of American politics or basically anyone in the culture at any time has actually had the courage to say Donald Trump is a racist except for that guy that random talking head on MSNBC and Stephen Colbert they have just summoned such such courage on the question of even on the question of radicalism more generally it might be helpful to compare President Trump to the squad because here's how it seems to me it seems to me that for the last three years the left has accused Donald Trump of supporting racists and neo-nazis and white nationalists and used whatever term you want and so they've said hey Donald Trump you need to condemn white nationalists and bigots and then Donald Trump has basically said okay I totally condemn bigots here is racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK neo-nazis white supremacist and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans and I'm not talking about the neo-nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally we are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal we are equal in the eyes of our Creator we are equal under the law and we are equal under our Constitution those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America how many times do I have to reject I've rejected David Duke rejected David Duke I've rejected the KKK the Ku Klux Klan from the time I'm 5 years old I rejected them I put it on Twitter last week now I have been asked this question so many times I have rejected it so many times it seems pretty clear he's rejected the racists and the bigots and the white nationalists and the neo knives it seems pretty clear to me at least maybe to you the only people that it's not clear to are the people who are willfully ignoring Trump's repeated for years and years and years condemnation of racial bigots they just don't want it to be the case that President Trump has condemned racial bigots because then that gets in the way of their narrative but let's apply this same test to the left what happens when the right asks the left to condemn their cooks and their bigots president Trump did it forcefully he's done it totally he's done it repeatedly now watch what happens when the right asks the squad to condemn kook's bigots and even terrorists I really simple question will you condemn and Tifa for attacking a nice facility it's very simple will you tell Americans not to attack violently ice facilities just say no it would be a very simple thing to say and it would go a long way to tell Americans that you're not sympathetic to an Tifa are you sympathetic just say no he's giving her the answer just say no that's Ayane Presley the Ringo of the squad walking down the halls of Congress and and this is not a hypothetical question it's not do you condemn some hypothetical acts of left-wing terrorism just three days ago there was a left-wing terrorist auntie Fang shows up with a rifle and Explosives to a border protection facility an ice facility fortunately he was taken out before he could commit the terrorist attack but we if not for law enforcement there would have been that terrorist attack and this right-wing journalist says hey just double-checking cuz you've said some pretty weird stuff do you Squad do you Ayane Presley condemned left-wing terrorism not an acknowledgment that that guy asked the question she just keeps looking ahead she can't give the answer imagine if the tables were turned imagine if a left-wing journalist were asking that of President Trump let's say that there were a a right-wing terrorist attack let's say weren't even right-wing but it were some white racist guy and they lumped him in with the right-wing and they say president Trump do you condemn this terrorist attack and he just walked down the hallway he just walked right past them in the Rose Garden say anything right one foot away from them just looked straight ahead and then his handlers say oh no we're done here where he's not going to answer that question imagine the coverage that that would be getting in the mainstream media imagine what the New York Times would say imagine what all the left-wing members of Congress would say you have an exact parallel here an actual leftist terrorist attack from an Tifa the guy says hey just really quick you condemn this right she can't say it but you know what I bet what the left will say here is that wasn't a real press conference that was guerrilla journalism it was some right-wing provocateur walking down the hallway with her she has no accountability she has no responsibility to answer his questions he's got to save those questions for a real press conference okay so yesterday the squad holds this press conference AOC to leave Omar and Presley they're standing there at this press conference and one of the credential journalists at the press conference that the squad is called asks Ilhan Omar to clarify her comments about Al Qaeda because previously we'd seen her giggling about al-qaeda so they just wanted to make sure hey Ilhan Omar look people are accusing you people like that awful Donald Trump or accusing you of having sympathies with al-qaeda but you you condemn al Qaeda right right don't you Ilhan Omar you respond to some of the president's specific claims that you're a communist and that you're Pro al Qaeda you might have noticed how when he said go back to where you came from there was an uproar through the through all of our communities because every single person who's brown and black at some point in their life in this country heard that now when he made the comment I know that every single Muslim who has lived in this country and across the world has heard that comment and so I will not dignify it with an answer what hey Ilhan amore do you condemn al Qaeda uh I'm gonna homina homina III won't hmm well I won't dignify it with a response yeah that's the ticket compare that hey president Trump do you condemn white nationalists yup totally condemn them Hey Ilhan Omar do you condemn al Qaeda which you've giggled about before about I've been a vibe Lolo knew I don't want to dignify that with a response that's pretty weird that's a weird answer it's not like Ilhan Omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before she has it's just when she has she's giggled about it we'll get to that in a second we'll get to the misguided conservatives who were defending them but first if you are like me and I know you are and 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expressvpn calm / michael to learn more so it's not like Ilhan omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before now she's saying she won't dignify it with a response she has talked about al-qaeda at length on camera the difference is when she's talked about it on camera when she's comfortable talking about al-qaeda she's not condemning al-qaeda she's giggling about and so it was it was the the thing that was interesting in the class was every time the the professor said okay that he sort of like his shoulders went up and you know you don't say America with an intensity you don't say England with the intensity you know you don't you don't say the army with an intensity car though but you say these these names because you you want that that word to carry weight right so she's willing to talk about al-qaeda at length so long as she can giggle about it and so long as she can draw a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States and the US Army and England then she can talk about al-qaeda and she's all smiles but when someone watches that and says gosh you are you are you seriously drawing a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States are you are you giggling a better do you have some kind of sympathy for al-qaeda then she says I won't dignify that with a response these are terrible people the squad they are terrible terrible people they champion terrorists they literally champion terrorists al Han Omar Rasheeda Talib I mean even I on oppress he won't even answer the question about aunt Eva walking down the street these are members of Congress who have asked for leniency for terrorists who have tried to go and join Isis these are bad people they champion vile ideologies they openly revile our country they compare the country to Nazi Germany these are terrible people and this brings me to my message for conservatives if you are defending the squad you are the problem there is a real sense out there that some conservatives give greater benefit of the doubt greater grace to the squad than to President Trump there is a real sense out there that in an effort to seem broad-minded and liberal and understanding and modern that some conservatives give greater deference to people who openly despise this country than to people who love this country specifically on the immigration question there is a sense out there that some conservatives give greater deference give greater grace to people who we have allowed to come into this country then to native-born Americans and this brings me to a piece that was a National Review yesterday just yesterday David French summed up this last point in the National Review and I should point out but anytime you bring up David in the era of the conservative debates and David for an Chisholm you have to point out whether you like David or don't like David and I do I like the guy you know in some quarters these days French is a bad word I guess actually French is always a bad word but but David French specifically has become a bad term and I like David French I respect what he's done in his career I respect much of what he has to say but he is dead wrong here here is what he said it was in a piece called native born in rates gives you a sense of where this is going David lays out the case for why we should basically prefer immigrants to native-born Americans for white immigrants basically are better than native-born Americans now I think they've actually changed the title on this piece I don't know if it's that was just some editorial decision to elucidate what it was saying or because there was blowback I think the new headline is Trump's tweets were malicious and Republicans silence is deafening regardless of what the title is at the moment he opens the piece by calling President Trump a racist for his 2016 comments about that Judge of Mexican descent he says the fact that Trump said he couldn't get a fair shake from this judge because he was of Mexican descent is evidence that Trump is a vile racist David French never points out here that the judge that President Trump was talking about is a member of a racist organization called the San Diego la raza Lawyers Association la raza meaning the race coming from a 1920s Mexican essay called la raza cosmic ax which says that Hispanics are racially superior to every other race doesn't mention that when you have that context I think it at least gives President Trump a little bit of cover here he's not saying all Mexicans are evil no Mexican could give me a fair shake but that judge in particular not just by virtue of his heritage of course but by virtue of his association in a racist organization maybe won't give him a fair shake on the question of illegal immigration doesn't doesn't mention that then David a tax President Trump for dodging the draft this is what he writes quote there is something especially gross about a man who is too timid even to face the draft during his own generations war now presuming to define how Americans seek to reform their government he is the last person to be the arbiter of patriotism or national loyalty now my problem with this line is not that David's hitting French for heard that David is hitting Trump for dodging the draft fair enough hit if you want to do it a lot of people in Trump's generation dodged the draft but perfectly fair attack to go after him for that my issue is that he describes the squad as Americans seeking to reform their own government is that that's really how we're gonna define these people not terrorists apologists not bitter anti Americans who equate their country with Nazi Germany that's not the defining feature it's just Americans who seek to reform their government there's no difference between Ilhan Omar and say damn Crenshaw there's no difference between Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib AOC and your conservative activists in the street the tax reform guys there's no difference I think there is a difference and I think it's the particular wickedness of the ideologies and and the criminals that are being defend by the squad that that makes that distinction then David gets to the main thrust of his argument quote I believe that Ilhan Omar is a toxic presence in American politics okay so far we agree her critiques are deeply misguided but she should temper her critiques because they're wrong not because she's an immigrant the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans including immigrants and while all Americans should be deeply grateful for their freedoms and for American opportunity it's a simple fact that immigrant citizens have actually done something to earn their status they've often migrated here at great personal cost learned a new language built a life in a new land passed a test most Americans can't pass and then swore an oath that most Americans have never sworn by contrast what must natural-born citizens do to earn their citizenship survive labor and delivery that's it is anything natural-born citizens should exercise the most gratitude what did we do to earn our Liberty this is profoundly wrong but it does express a certain view that has become popular on the right view the immigrants they're better than us we're terrible where were the worst people on earth we Americans we've caused all the problems and where everyone else is better than us that's that's not exactly what David's saying but that's the sense I think that's being conveyed the point he's making is that immigrants don't really owe a special debt of gratitude to this country if anything the native-born Americans do completely wrong immigrants owe a special debt of gratitude this was true when my immigrant ancestors came here and it is true today Charlie cook actually a National Review made this this very point in a response column immigrants do owe a very special debt of gratitude America is a country America is a country that is founded in part on ideas but America is not just an idea it's not just an abstraction floating somewhere in the atmosphere pervading the entire world it's a country America has laws America as traditions and America has citizens who are more entitled to America than anyone else not everybody is entitled to America her citizens are some people in the world are Americans some people are not not everyone is entitled to America we have the most generous immigration system in the world most people have no idea how generous it is we take in well over a million people a year legally through immigration that's in addition to what another million people we take illegally we've got 3,000 people per day pouring into this country there's no second place we take in so many people per year that number has skyrocketed by the way since the 1960s when Democrats following the leadership of Ted Kennedy changed our immigration laws we now have the highest foreign-born percentage of the population that we've had since the 1890s pretty generous maybe a thank you to native-born Americans is in order we don't need to take in all of those immigrants it's our country we can do whatever we want with it every other country gets to decide who comes in and guess what all those other countries take in barely any immigrants Germany is number two and they take in a fraction of what we take in virtually every other country just that doesn't take that many people we choose to take those people in they should be exceedingly grateful I expect to thank you note part of David's mistake is that he abstracts America out of existence when my I guess would be my great-grandfather came here from Italy he kissed the ground that everyone was walking on he loved this country my Italian ancestors a you know half of my family came here basically on the Mayflower and then the other half came on a sardine boat somewhere in the 19-teens and 1920s and I've never met more patriotic people than my Italian ancestors they wore american flag pins they waved the American flag they would never let it touch the ground they made sure to learn English they did their damndest to learn English as well they should that's expected of them because they're being welcomed in to the country it's an America's not just some abstraction it's a real place and it requires real acts of charity to allow immigrants to in where David goes wrong is in the etiology of it all just focusing so much on ideology he writes the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans what did we do to earn our Liberty as though America were just this one word Liberty this totally abstract concept that means many things to many different people many things around the world that it means one thing in an American context it means a very different thing let's say in a French context pun intended but I mean the country France means another thing in a Japanese context America is more than just some ideological intuition or definition of Liberty it's our institutions it's our history it's our material blessings we're the most materially prosperous country in the history of the world it's our substantial religious zeal even now as religion is fading away from America we're still more religious than the rest of the Western world by a long shot it's our common bonds to each other it's our symbols it's the American flag most of all it's our people the country is our people more than geography more than buildings more than even our legal documents the country is our people we'll explain what this means for our politics for the suicide squad then we'll get to a little gender ideology men keep beating women in women's sports we'll get to Joe Biden we'll get to so much more but you've got to go to daily wire.com by the way be sure to tune in tomorrow July 17th at 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for our latest episode of daily wire backstage join me Ben Shapiro Andrew Klavan and the daily wire god-king Jeremy boring as we drink delicious whiskey smoke lovely stogies and chop up the latest insanity in pop culture and politics insights and laughs will abound that is tomorrow 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for the best round table talk in politics go to Daly wire.com we got a lot more coming up we'll be right back the country is more than geography it's more than buildings it's more even than legal documents it's the people and here's how I can prove that because you can have the geography you can have the buildings even and you can have the legal documents and if you have no people you have no country actually there are plenty of ancient civilizations where we still have most of their buildings we have their geography obviously and we have their legal documents but there's no people and so the civilization is gone they no longer exist here's another example we just celebrated the 4th of July how did you celebrate the 4th of July did you go into your innermost room and sit with the lights off and close your eyes and just meditate on some totally abstracted concept of Liberty that's how you celebrated right now it doesn't sound like a fun 4th of July probably you went to the fireworks and ate hot dogs and hamburgers and you watched baseball America's national pastime and you had a beer you drank some American beer and you watch tanks actual real tanks parade down our actual real National Mall in our actual real national capital which exists somewhere we're a real country we're very welcoming to people from other countries that is an act of charity and the people who come here Ilhan Omar chief among them should respond to that charity with gratitude she should express that gratitude through a love of country not denigrating the country not talking about how awful the country is not laughing and giggling about Al Qaeda not comparing the United States to terrorist organizations not like AOC comparing the United States to Nazi Germany they should love the country and we shouldn't welcome people here who don't love the country there's nothing unamerican about saying that that's my rant is over on that topic I've had enough of the squad right now we should talk about things that really matter not the integrity of our country our political institutions the more important topics like women's sports there's a story out of New Zealand a gender-confused man there took home multiple gold medals in women's weightlifting at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa this is Laurel Hubbard formerly Gavin Hubbard who won two gold medals in a silver three heavyweight categories this guy somehow managed to win them all I wonder why because he's a man obviously this is not the first time we've heard about this Madeleine Kern's actually another national review writer was writing in the net The Wall Street Journal over the weekend and had a piece out on gender confused men beating out female high school athletes at track meets very good piece I recommend checking it out so I think I tweeted this out and then this weirdo named Jack turbine who's a freelance writer for the New York Times and he's a child psychiatry resident from Harvard Medical School tells you everything you need to know about Harvard Medical School called Maddie's piece on transgender athletes bigoted that's what the left is saying now the left is now saying that if you don't let men beat women in sports you're a bigot and there's a real irony here in the whole gender ideology movement is is you have a woman writing in the Wall Street Journal about how we should preserve women's sports and then you have a man coming in and saying that it's bigoted to preserve women's sports that men should be allowed to beat women that's what it comes down to and this is what the left does the left goes and says that if you defend women's locker rooms women's bathrooms women's sports any separate place for women to have on their own all their own to compete and do whatever they want if you defend that you're a bigot and the right makes a mistake because we don't refer to the people who say that as misogynists which is what they are he sent out the tweet bigoted writer in the Wall Street Journal defends women's sports we should say misogynist writer in the New York Times opposes women's sports I I pointed out to this guy how stupid his opinion was and he had no argument so what he did is he accused me of being obsessed with women's sports I can assure you I have never watched a single women's sporting event from start to finish in my entire life I don't watch a whole lot of sporting events anyway and I certainly don't watch women's sporting events like be a WNBA or something just not my cup of tea I don't know everybody has their thing that's not mine but this is what the culture warrior left always does they always Gaslight us on this they radically redefine some very basic aspect of our culture they radically redefined sports they radically redefine gender and they radically redefined bathrooms that radically redefine marriage and then some of us object to that we said yeah you know maybe we shouldn't just completely redefine sex and they say you're obsessed you're totally obsessing over it no we're not obsessing over anything the left is the aggressor in the culture wars we're the ones saying maybe your ideas are a little crazy and weird maybe we shouldn't buy into them and they say you're obsessing when they say that that's how you know that you're you're getting under their skin because the way that the left proceeds to dominate the culture is slowly and steadily and they they almost pretend that they're not doing it I mean now we are told if you believe in the definition of marriage that President Barack Obama held as late as 2012 you're a bigot that was seven years ago that was very recently now we're told if you believe that a man is not a woman you are a bigot you are not welcome into polite society this was an opinion that was held by everybody from the beginning of time until like five seconds ago and now if you tweet at men are not women you can be banned from Twitter Twitter has said that they can permanently suspend you for it that's how fast they move and if you come out and you say gosh maybe we should think about this guy's maybe maybe every civilization for all of human history everywhere was on to something when they said that men and women are different maybe every origin story of our species which begins with the sexual difference between men and women maybe I don't know maybe they weren't just completely crazy they say you're obsessed give it up stop it it's not a big deal that's what they say it's not a big deal well if it's not a big deal let women have their own sports if it's not you're right I don't think it's a big deal to let women have their own sports you on the Left you're the ones making this a big deal so fine let them have their sports let them have their own locker

To listen to this episode, subscribe to The Michael Knowles Show on iTunes: https://apple.co/2FQpjmqthe four horsewomen of our political apocalypse Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib and Ayanna Presley have given themselves a new nickname we will examine our national suicide squad and the misguided conservatives who are defending them then more men beat women at women's sports go figure Joe Biden's campaign keeps going nowhere and Al Green the congressman not the singer proposes a convenient strategy to redeem America for her original sin all that and more I'm Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Knowles show [Music] the squad is here we will examine that Suicide Squad that National Suicide Squad but first today's show is brought to you by our friends at Wesley Financial Group the company that is helping a lot of people out there who believed those time share lies I have relatives who have done this if you bought a timeshare you know the pitch oh it's a great 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timeshare com couldn't be easier than that I cancel timeshare com check it out stop pouring money down to the drain to those timeshare scammers who is the squad do you know who the squad is Ayana Presley who is one member of the squad has given them that definition it's AOC Rasheeda Talib Ilhan Omar and Diana Presley here is Presley giving them the nickname at a press conference yesterday our squad is big our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable in just the world that's the squad squad can be anybody but really it's just those four people and guy Benson and my pal john hirsh our over a national review gave Ayana presley that woman the nickname ringo she's the Ringo of the squad and it occurred to me that the whole squad really does have a lot of parallels with the Beatles because you've got a OC who's obviously Paul she's the marketable one she's the pop one you've got Ilhan Omar she's John she's the radical she's got a pretty weird marital history then you've got Rasheeda Talib she's the spiritual one she's George you know she just meditates on calming feelings in her case about the Holocaust obviously in George Harrison's case it was about sort of nicer things than that and then you've got Ayanna Presley who is Ringo without the likability this is our squad and President Trump has put all the pressure back on the squad he's put all the pressure back on Democrats to defend the squad late night talk show hosts are loving the squad here is Stephen Colbert defending them against that mean old Donald Trump of course Trump does not like the squad he is the leader of the rival gang of the Klan wow wow that is so brave a late-night comedian calling President Trump a racist I would say it's not just brave it's really creative obvious I've never heard it before it's really funny I can't stop laughing I've doubled over as you can see and but it more than anything I guess it's just so courageous to say that in our culture and it's not just late-night comedians who are doing even random left-wing talking heads or summoning the courage somehow to go on leftist news channels mainstream television and call Donald Trump a racist if you're supporting Trump you are a racist at this point I'm not afraid to say it and no one should be I just I I was so afraid to say it because no one's saying that out there nobody in the mainstream media or the newspapers or television or Hollywood or the entire left half of American politics or basically anyone in the culture at any time has actually had the courage to say Donald Trump is a racist except for that guy that random talking head on MSNBC and Stephen Colbert they have just summoned such such courage on the question of even on the question of radicalism more generally it might be helpful to compare President Trump to the squad because here's how it seems to me it seems to me that for the last three years the left has accused Donald Trump of supporting racists and neo-nazis and white nationalists and used whatever term you want and so they've said hey Donald Trump you need to condemn white nationalists and bigots and then Donald Trump has basically said okay I totally condemn bigots here is racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK neo-nazis white supremacist and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans and I'm not talking about the neo-nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally we are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal we are equal in the eyes of our Creator we are equal under the law and we are equal under our Constitution those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America how many times do I have to reject I've rejected David Duke rejected David Duke I've rejected the KKK the Ku Klux Klan from the time I'm 5 years old I rejected them I put it on Twitter last week now I have been asked this question so many times I have rejected it so many times it seems pretty clear he's rejected the racists and the bigots and the white nationalists and the neo knives it seems pretty clear to me at least maybe to you the only people that it's not clear to are the people who are willfully ignoring Trump's repeated for years and years and years condemnation of racial bigots they just don't want it to be the case that President Trump has condemned racial bigots because then that gets in the way of their narrative but let's apply this same test to the left what happens when the right asks the left to condemn their cooks and their bigots president Trump did it forcefully he's done it totally he's done it repeatedly now watch what happens when the right asks the squad to condemn kook's bigots and even terrorists I really simple question will you condemn and Tifa for attacking a nice facility it's very simple will you tell Americans not to attack violently ice facilities just say no it would be a very simple thing to say and it would go a long way to tell Americans that you're not sympathetic to an Tifa are you sympathetic just say no he's giving her the answer just say no that's Ayane Presley the Ringo of the squad walking down the halls of Congress and and this is not a hypothetical question it's not do you condemn some hypothetical acts of left-wing terrorism just three days ago there was a left-wing terrorist auntie Fang shows up with a rifle and Explosives to a border protection facility an ice facility fortunately he was taken out before he could commit the terrorist attack but we if not for law enforcement there would have been that terrorist attack and this right-wing journalist says hey just double-checking cuz you've said some pretty weird stuff do you Squad do you Ayane Presley condemned left-wing terrorism not an acknowledgment that that guy asked the question she just keeps looking ahead she can't give the answer imagine if the tables were turned imagine if a left-wing journalist were asking that of President Trump let's say that there were a a right-wing terrorist attack let's say weren't even right-wing but it were some white racist guy and they lumped him in with the right-wing and they say president Trump do you condemn this terrorist attack and he just walked down the hallway he just walked right past them in the Rose Garden say anything right one foot away from them just looked straight ahead and then his handlers say oh no we're done here where he's not going to answer that question imagine the coverage that that would be getting in the mainstream media imagine what the New York Times would say imagine what all the left-wing members of Congress would say you have an exact parallel here an actual leftist terrorist attack from an Tifa the guy says hey just really quick you condemn this right she can't say it but you know what I bet what the left will say here is that wasn't a real press conference that was guerrilla journalism it was some right-wing provocateur walking down the hallway with her she has no accountability she has no responsibility to answer his questions he's got to save those questions for a real press conference okay so yesterday the squad holds this press conference AOC to leave Omar and Presley they're standing there at this press conference and one of the credential journalists at the press conference that the squad is called asks Ilhan Omar to clarify her comments about Al Qaeda because previously we'd seen her giggling about al-qaeda so they just wanted to make sure hey Ilhan Omar look people are accusing you people like that awful Donald Trump or accusing you of having sympathies with al-qaeda but you you condemn al Qaeda right right don't you Ilhan Omar you respond to some of the president's specific claims that you're a communist and that you're Pro al Qaeda you might have noticed how when he said go back to where you came from there was an uproar through the through all of our communities because every single person who's brown and black at some point in their life in this country heard that now when he made the comment I know that every single Muslim who has lived in this country and across the world has heard that comment and so I will not dignify it with an answer what hey Ilhan amore do you condemn al Qaeda uh I'm gonna homina homina III won't hmm well I won't dignify it with a response yeah that's the ticket compare that hey president Trump do you condemn white nationalists yup totally condemn them Hey Ilhan Omar do you condemn al Qaeda which you've giggled about before about I've been a vibe Lolo knew I don't want to dignify that with a response that's pretty weird that's a weird answer it's not like Ilhan Omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before she has it's just when she has she's giggled about it we'll get to that in a second we'll get to the misguided conservatives who were defending them but first if you are like me and I know you are and 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expressvpn calm / michael to learn more so it's not like Ilhan omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before now she's saying she won't dignify it with a response she has talked about al-qaeda at length on camera the difference is when she's talked about it on camera when she's comfortable talking about al-qaeda she's not condemning al-qaeda she's giggling about and so it was it was the the thing that was interesting in the class was every time the the professor said okay that he sort of like his shoulders went up and you know you don't say America with an intensity you don't say England with the intensity you know you don't you don't say the army with an intensity car though but you say these these names because you you want that that word to carry weight right so she's willing to talk about al-qaeda at length so long as she can giggle about it and so long as she can draw a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States and the US Army and England then she can talk about al-qaeda and she's all smiles but when someone watches that and says gosh you are you are you seriously drawing a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States are you are you giggling a better do you have some kind of sympathy for al-qaeda then she says I won't dignify that with a response these are terrible people the squad they are terrible terrible people they champion terrorists they literally champion terrorists al Han Omar Rasheeda Talib I mean even I on oppress he won't even answer the question about aunt Eva walking down the street these are members of Congress who have asked for leniency for terrorists who have tried to go and join Isis these are bad people they champion vile ideologies they openly revile our country they compare the country to Nazi Germany these are terrible people and this brings me to my message for conservatives if you are defending the squad you are the problem there is a real sense out there that some conservatives give greater benefit of the doubt greater grace to the squad than to President Trump there is a real sense out there that in an effort to seem broad-minded and liberal and understanding and modern that some conservatives give greater deference to people who openly despise this country than to people who love this country specifically on the immigration question there is a sense out there that some conservatives give greater deference give greater grace to people who we have allowed to come into this country then to native-born Americans and this brings me to a piece that was a National Review yesterday just yesterday David French summed up this last point in the National Review and I should point out but anytime you bring up David in the era of the conservative debates and David for an Chisholm you have to point out whether you like David or don't like David and I do I like the guy you know in some quarters these days French is a bad word I guess actually French is always a bad word but but David French specifically has become a bad term and I like David French I respect what he's done in his career I respect much of what he has to say but he is dead wrong here here is what he said it was in a piece called native born in rates gives you a sense of where this is going David lays out the case for why we should basically prefer immigrants to native-born Americans for white immigrants basically are better than native-born Americans now I think they've actually changed the title on this piece I don't know if it's that was just some editorial decision to elucidate what it was saying or because there was blowback I think the new headline is Trump's tweets were malicious and Republicans silence is deafening regardless of what the title is at the moment he opens the piece by calling President Trump a racist for his 2016 comments about that Judge of Mexican descent he says the fact that Trump said he couldn't get a fair shake from this judge because he was of Mexican descent is evidence that Trump is a vile racist David French never points out here that the judge that President Trump was talking about is a member of a racist organization called the San Diego la raza Lawyers Association la raza meaning the race coming from a 1920s Mexican essay called la raza cosmic ax which says that Hispanics are racially superior to every other race doesn't mention that when you have that context I think it at least gives President Trump a little bit of cover here he's not saying all Mexicans are evil no Mexican could give me a fair shake but that judge in particular not just by virtue of his heritage of course but by virtue of his association in a racist organization maybe won't give him a fair shake on the question of illegal immigration doesn't doesn't mention that then David a tax President Trump for dodging the draft this is what he writes quote there is something especially gross about a man who is too timid even to face the draft during his own generations war now presuming to define how Americans seek to reform their government he is the last person to be the arbiter of patriotism or national loyalty now my problem with this line is not that David's hitting French for heard that David is hitting Trump for dodging the draft fair enough hit if you want to do it a lot of people in Trump's generation dodged the draft but perfectly fair attack to go after him for that my issue is that he describes the squad as Americans seeking to reform their own government is that that's really how we're gonna define these people not terrorists apologists not bitter anti Americans who equate their country with Nazi Germany that's not the defining feature it's just Americans who seek to reform their government there's no difference between Ilhan Omar and say damn Crenshaw there's no difference between Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib AOC and your conservative activists in the street the tax reform guys there's no difference I think there is a difference and I think it's the particular wickedness of the ideologies and and the criminals that are being defend by the squad that that makes that distinction then David gets to the main thrust of his argument quote I believe that Ilhan Omar is a toxic presence in American politics okay so far we agree her critiques are deeply misguided but she should temper her critiques because they're wrong not because she's an immigrant the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans including immigrants and while all Americans should be deeply grateful for their freedoms and for American opportunity it's a simple fact that immigrant citizens have actually done something to earn their status they've often migrated here at great personal cost learned a new language built a life in a new land passed a test most Americans can't pass and then swore an oath that most Americans have never sworn by contrast what must natural-born citizens do to earn their citizenship survive labor and delivery that's it is anything natural-born citizens should exercise the most gratitude what did we do to earn our Liberty this is profoundly wrong but it does express a certain view that has become popular on the right view the immigrants they're better than us we're terrible where were the worst people on earth we Americans we've caused all the problems and where everyone else is better than us that's that's not exactly what David's saying but that's the sense I think that's being conveyed the point he's making is that immigrants don't really owe a special debt of gratitude to this country if anything the native-born Americans do completely wrong immigrants owe a special debt of gratitude this was true when my immigrant ancestors came here and it is true today Charlie cook actually a National Review made this this very point in a response column immigrants do owe a very special debt of gratitude America is a country America is a country that is founded in part on ideas but America is not just an idea it's not just an abstraction floating somewhere in the atmosphere pervading the entire world it's a country America has laws America as traditions and America has citizens who are more entitled to America than anyone else not everybody is entitled to America her citizens are some people in the world are Americans some people are not not everyone is entitled to America we have the most generous immigration system in the world most people have no idea how generous it is we take in well over a million people a year legally through immigration that's in addition to what another million people we take illegally we've got 3,000 people per day pouring into this country there's no second place we take in so many people per year that number has skyrocketed by the way since the 1960s when Democrats following the leadership of Ted Kennedy changed our immigration laws we now have the highest foreign-born percentage of the population that we've had since the 1890s pretty generous maybe a thank you to native-born Americans is in order we don't need to take in all of those immigrants it's our country we can do whatever we want with it every other country gets to decide who comes in and guess what all those other countries take in barely any immigrants Germany is number two and they take in a fraction of what we take in virtually every other country just that doesn't take that many people we choose to take those people in they should be exceedingly grateful I expect to thank you note part of David's mistake is that he abstracts America out of existence when my I guess would be my great-grandfather came here from Italy he kissed the ground that everyone was walking on he loved this country my Italian ancestors a you know half of my family came here basically on the Mayflower and then the other half came on a sardine boat somewhere in the 19-teens and 1920s and I've never met more patriotic people than my Italian ancestors they wore american flag pins they waved the American flag they would never let it touch the ground they made sure to learn English they did their damndest to learn English as well they should that's expected of them because they're being welcomed in to the country it's an America's not just some abstraction it's a real place and it requires real acts of charity to allow immigrants to in where David goes wrong is in the etiology of it all just focusing so much on ideology he writes the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans what did we do to earn our Liberty as though America were just this one word Liberty this totally abstract concept that means many things to many different people many things around the world that it means one thing in an American context it means a very different thing let's say in a French context pun intended but I mean the country France means another thing in a Japanese context America is more than just some ideological intuition or definition of Liberty it's our institutions it's our history it's our material blessings we're the most materially prosperous country in the history of the world it's our substantial religious zeal even now as religion is fading away from America we're still more religious than the rest of the Western world by a long shot it's our common bonds to each other it's our symbols it's the American flag most of all it's our people the country is our people more than geography more than buildings more than even our legal documents the country is our people we'll explain what this means for our politics for the suicide squad then we'll get to a little gender ideology men keep beating women in women's sports we'll get to Joe Biden we'll get to so much more but you've got to go to daily wire.com by the way be sure to tune in tomorrow July 17th at 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for our latest episode of daily wire backstage join me Ben Shapiro Andrew Klavan and the daily wire god-king Jeremy boring as we drink delicious whiskey smoke lovely stogies and chop up the latest insanity in pop culture and politics insights and laughs will abound that is tomorrow 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for the best round table talk in politics go to Daly wire.com we got a lot more coming up we'll be right back the country is more than geography it's more than buildings it's more even than legal documents it's the people and here's how I can prove that because you can have the geography you can have the buildings even and you can have the legal documents and if you have no people you have no country actually there are plenty of ancient civilizations where we still have most of their buildings we have their geography obviously and we have their legal documents but there's no people and so the civilization is gone they no longer exist here's another example we just celebrated the 4th of July how did you celebrate the 4th of July did you go into your innermost room and sit with the lights off and close your eyes and just meditate on some totally abstracted concept of Liberty that's how you celebrated right now it doesn't sound like a fun 4th of July probably you went to the fireworks and ate hot dogs and hamburgers and you watched baseball America's national pastime and you had a beer you drank some American beer and you watch tanks actual real tanks parade down our actual real National Mall in our actual real national capital which exists somewhere we're a real country we're very welcoming to people from other countries that is an act of charity and the people who come here Ilhan Omar chief among them should respond to that charity with gratitude she should express that gratitude through a love of country not denigrating the country not talking about how awful the country is not laughing and giggling about Al Qaeda not comparing the United States to terrorist organizations not like AOC comparing the United States to Nazi Germany they should love the country and we shouldn't welcome people here who don't love the country there's nothing unamerican about saying that that's my rant is over on that topic I've had enough of the squad right now we should talk about things that really matter not the integrity of our country our political institutions the more important topics like women's sports there's a story out of New Zealand a gender-confused man there took home multiple gold medals in women's weightlifting at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa this is Laurel Hubbard formerly Gavin Hubbard who won two gold medals in a silver three heavyweight categories this guy somehow managed to win them all I wonder why because he's a man obviously this is not the first time we've heard about this Madeleine Kern's actually another national review writer was writing in the net The Wall Street Journal over the weekend and had a piece out on gender confused men beating out female high school athletes at track meets very good piece I recommend checking it out so I think I tweeted this out and then this weirdo named Jack turbine who's a freelance writer for the New York Times and he's a child psychiatry resident from Harvard Medical School tells you everything you need to know about Harvard Medical School called Maddie's piece on transgender athletes bigoted that's what the left is saying now the left is now saying that if you don't let men beat women in sports you're a bigot and there's a real irony here in the whole gender ideology movement is is you have a woman writing in the Wall Street Journal about how we should preserve women's sports and then you have a man coming in and saying that it's bigoted to preserve women's sports that men should be allowed to beat women that's what it comes down to and this is what the left does the left goes and says that if you defend women's locker rooms women's bathrooms women's sports any separate place for women to have on their own all their own to compete and do whatever they want if you defend that you're a bigot and the right makes a mistake because we don't refer to the people who say that as misogynists which is what they are he sent out the tweet bigoted writer in the Wall Street Journal defends women's sports we should say misogynist writer in the New York Times opposes women's sports I I pointed out to this guy how stupid his opinion was and he had no argument so what he did is he accused me of being obsessed with women's sports I can assure you I have never watched a single women's sporting event from start to finish in my entire life I don't watch a whole lot of sporting events anyway and I certainly don't watch women's sporting events like be a WNBA or something just not my cup of tea I don't know everybody has their thing that's not mine but this is what the culture warrior left always does they always Gaslight us on this they radically redefine some very basic aspect of our culture they radically redefined sports they radically redefine gender and they radically redefined bathrooms that radically redefine marriage and then some of us object to that we said yeah you know maybe we shouldn't just completely redefine sex and they say you're obsessed you're totally obsessing over it no we're not obsessing over anything the left is the aggressor in the culture wars we're the ones saying maybe your ideas are a little crazy and weird maybe we shouldn't buy into them and they say you're obsessing when they say that that's how you know that you're you're getting under their skin because the way that the left proceeds to dominate the culture is slowly and steadily and they they almost pretend that they're not doing it I mean now we are told if you believe in the definition of marriage that President Barack Obama held as late as 2012 you're a bigot that was seven years ago that was very recently now we're told if you believe that a man is not a woman you are a bigot you are not welcome into polite society this was an opinion that was held by everybody from the beginning of time until like five seconds ago and now if you tweet at men are not women you can be banned from Twitter Twitter has said that they can permanently suspend you for it that's how fast they move and if you come out and you say gosh maybe we should think about this guy's maybe maybe every civilization for all of human history everywhere was on to something when they said that men and women are different maybe every origin story of our species which begins with the sexual difference between men and women maybe I don't know maybe they weren't just completely crazy they say you're obsessed give it up stop it it's not a big deal that's what they say it's not a big deal well if it's not a big deal let women have their own sports if it's not you're right I don't think it's a big deal to let women have their own sports you on the Left you're the ones making this a big deal so fine let them have their sports let them have their own locker

To listen to this episode, subscribe to The Michael Knowles Show on iTunes: https://apple.co/2FQpjmqthe four horsewomen of our political apocalypse Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib and Ayanna Presley have given themselves a new nickname we will examine our national suicide squad and the misguided conservatives who are defending them then more men beat women at women's sports go figure Joe Biden's campaign keeps going nowhere and Al Green the congressman not the singer proposes a convenient strategy to redeem America for her original sin all that and more I'm Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Knowles show [Music] the squad is here we will examine that Suicide Squad that National Suicide Squad but first today's show is brought to you by our friends at Wesley Financial Group the company that is helping a lot of people out there who believed those time share lies I have relatives who have done this if you bought a timeshare you know the pitch oh it's a great 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you've got Rasheeda Talib she's the spiritual one she's George you know she just meditates on calming feelings in her case about the Holocaust obviously in George Harrison's case it was about sort of nicer things than that and then you've got Ayanna Presley who is Ringo without the likability this is our squad and President Trump has put all the pressure back on the squad he's put all the pressure back on Democrats to defend the squad late night talk show hosts are loving the squad here is Stephen Colbert defending them against that mean old Donald Trump of course Trump does not like the squad he is the leader of the rival gang of the Klan wow wow that is so brave a late-night comedian calling President Trump a racist I would say it's not just brave it's really creative obvious I've never heard it before it's really funny I can't stop laughing I've doubled over as you can see and but it more than anything I guess it's just so courageous to say that in our culture and it's not just late-night comedians who are doing even random left-wing talking heads or summoning the courage somehow to go on leftist news channels mainstream television and call Donald Trump a racist if you're supporting Trump you are a racist at this point I'm not afraid to say it and no one should be I just I I was so afraid to say it because no one's saying that out there nobody in the mainstream media or the newspapers or television or Hollywood or the entire left half of American politics or basically anyone in the culture at any time has actually had the courage to say Donald Trump is a racist except for that guy that random talking head on MSNBC and Stephen Colbert they have just summoned such such courage on the question of even on the question of radicalism more generally it might be helpful to compare President Trump to the squad because here's how it seems to me it seems to me that for the last three years the left has accused Donald Trump of supporting racists and neo-nazis and white nationalists and used whatever term you want and so they've said hey Donald Trump you need to condemn white nationalists and bigots and then Donald Trump has basically said okay I totally condemn bigots here is racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK neo-nazis white supremacist and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans and I'm not talking about the neo-nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally we are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal we are equal in the eyes of our Creator we are equal under the law and we are equal under our Constitution those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America how many times do I have to reject I've rejected David Duke rejected David Duke I've rejected the KKK the Ku Klux Klan from the time I'm 5 years old I rejected them I put it on Twitter last week now I have been asked this question so many times I have rejected it so many times it seems pretty clear he's rejected the racists and the bigots and the white nationalists and the neo knives it seems pretty clear to me at least maybe to you the only people that it's not clear to are the people who are willfully ignoring Trump's repeated for years and years and years condemnation of racial bigots they just don't want it to be the case that President Trump has condemned racial bigots because then that gets in the way of their narrative but let's apply this same test to the left what happens when the right asks the left to condemn their cooks and their bigots president Trump did it forcefully he's done it totally he's done it repeatedly now watch what happens when the right asks the squad to condemn kook's bigots and even terrorists I really simple question will you condemn and Tifa for attacking a nice facility it's very simple will you tell Americans not to attack violently ice facilities just say no it would be a very simple thing to say and it would go a long way to tell Americans that you're not sympathetic to an Tifa are you sympathetic just say no he's giving her the answer just say no that's Ayane Presley the Ringo of the squad walking down the halls of Congress and and this is not a hypothetical question it's not do you condemn some hypothetical acts of left-wing terrorism just three days ago there was a left-wing terrorist auntie Fang shows up with a rifle and Explosives to a border protection facility an ice facility fortunately he was taken out before he could commit the terrorist attack but we if not for law enforcement there would have been that terrorist attack and this right-wing journalist says hey just double-checking cuz you've said some pretty weird stuff do you Squad do you Ayane Presley condemned left-wing terrorism not an acknowledgment that that guy asked the question she just keeps looking ahead she can't give the answer imagine if the tables were turned imagine if a left-wing journalist were asking that of President Trump let's say that there were a a right-wing terrorist attack let's say weren't even right-wing but it were some white racist guy and they lumped him in with the right-wing and they say president Trump do you condemn this terrorist attack and he just walked down the hallway he just walked right past them in the Rose Garden say anything right one foot away from them just looked straight ahead and then his handlers say oh no we're done here where he's not going to answer that question imagine the coverage that that would be getting in the mainstream media imagine what the New York Times would say imagine what all the left-wing members of Congress would say you have an exact parallel here an actual leftist terrorist attack from an Tifa the guy says hey just really quick you condemn this right she can't say it but you know what I bet what the left will say here is that wasn't a real press conference that was guerrilla journalism it was some right-wing provocateur walking down the hallway with her she has no accountability she has no responsibility to answer his questions he's got to save those questions for a real press conference okay so yesterday the squad holds this press conference AOC to leave Omar and Presley they're standing there at this press conference and one of the credential journalists at the press conference that the squad is called asks Ilhan Omar to clarify her comments about Al Qaeda because previously we'd seen her giggling about al-qaeda so they just wanted to make sure hey Ilhan Omar look people are accusing you people like that awful Donald Trump or accusing you of having sympathies with al-qaeda but you you condemn al Qaeda right right don't you Ilhan Omar you respond to some of the president's specific claims that you're a communist and that you're Pro al Qaeda you might have noticed how when he said go back to where you came from there was an uproar through the through all of our communities because every single person who's brown and black at some point in their life in this country heard that now when he made the comment I know that every single Muslim who has lived in this country and across the world has heard that comment and so I will not dignify it with an answer what hey Ilhan amore do you condemn al Qaeda uh I'm gonna homina homina III won't hmm well I won't dignify it with a response yeah that's the ticket compare that hey president Trump do you condemn white nationalists yup totally condemn them Hey Ilhan Omar do you condemn al Qaeda which you've giggled about before about I've been a vibe Lolo knew I don't want to dignify that with a response that's pretty weird that's a weird answer it's not like Ilhan Omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before she has it's just when she has she's giggled about it we'll get to that in a second we'll get to the misguided conservatives who were defending them but first if you are like me and I know you are and 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expressvpn calm / michael to learn more so it's not like Ilhan omar hasn't talked about al-qaeda before now she's saying she won't dignify it with a response she has talked about al-qaeda at length on camera the difference is when she's talked about it on camera when she's comfortable talking about al-qaeda she's not condemning al-qaeda she's giggling about and so it was it was the the thing that was interesting in the class was every time the the professor said okay that he sort of like his shoulders went up and you know you don't say America with an intensity you don't say England with the intensity you know you don't you don't say the army with an intensity car though but you say these these names because you you want that that word to carry weight right so she's willing to talk about al-qaeda at length so long as she can giggle about it and so long as she can draw a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States and the US Army and England then she can talk about al-qaeda and she's all smiles but when someone watches that and says gosh you are you are you seriously drawing a moral equivalence between al-qaeda and the United States are you are you giggling a better do you have some kind of sympathy for al-qaeda then she says I won't dignify that with a response these are terrible people the squad they are terrible terrible people they champion terrorists they literally champion terrorists al Han Omar Rasheeda Talib I mean even I on oppress he won't even answer the question about aunt Eva walking down the street these are members of Congress who have asked for leniency for terrorists who have tried to go and join Isis these are bad people they champion vile ideologies they openly revile our country they compare the country to Nazi Germany these are terrible people and this brings me to my message for conservatives if you are defending the squad you are the problem there is a real sense out there that some conservatives give greater benefit of the doubt greater grace to the squad than to President Trump there is a real sense out there that in an effort to seem broad-minded and liberal and understanding and modern that some conservatives give greater deference to people who openly despise this country than to people who love this country specifically on the immigration question there is a sense out there that some conservatives give greater deference give greater grace to people who we have allowed to come into this country then to native-born Americans and this brings me to a piece that was a National Review yesterday just yesterday David French summed up this last point in the National Review and I should point out but anytime you bring up David in the era of the conservative debates and David for an Chisholm you have to point out whether you like David or don't like David and I do I like the guy you know in some quarters these days French is a bad word I guess actually French is always a bad word but but David French specifically has become a bad term and I like David French I respect what he's done in his career I respect much of what he has to say but he is dead wrong here here is what he said it was in a piece called native born in rates gives you a sense of where this is going David lays out the case for why we should basically prefer immigrants to native-born Americans for white immigrants basically are better than native-born Americans now I think they've actually changed the title on this piece I don't know if it's that was just some editorial decision to elucidate what it was saying or because there was blowback I think the new headline is Trump's tweets were malicious and Republicans silence is deafening regardless of what the title is at the moment he opens the piece by calling President Trump a racist for his 2016 comments about that Judge of Mexican descent he says the fact that Trump said he couldn't get a fair shake from this judge because he was of Mexican descent is evidence that Trump is a vile racist David French never points out here that the judge that President Trump was talking about is a member of a racist organization called the San Diego la raza Lawyers Association la raza meaning the race coming from a 1920s Mexican essay called la raza cosmic ax which says that Hispanics are racially superior to every other race doesn't mention that when you have that context I think it at least gives President Trump a little bit of cover here he's not saying all Mexicans are evil no Mexican could give me a fair shake but that judge in particular not just by virtue of his heritage of course but by virtue of his association in a racist organization maybe won't give him a fair shake on the question of illegal immigration doesn't doesn't mention that then David a tax President Trump for dodging the draft this is what he writes quote there is something especially gross about a man who is too timid even to face the draft during his own generations war now presuming to define how Americans seek to reform their government he is the last person to be the arbiter of patriotism or national loyalty now my problem with this line is not that David's hitting French for heard that David is hitting Trump for dodging the draft fair enough hit if you want to do it a lot of people in Trump's generation dodged the draft but perfectly fair attack to go after him for that my issue is that he describes the squad as Americans seeking to reform their own government is that that's really how we're gonna define these people not terrorists apologists not bitter anti Americans who equate their country with Nazi Germany that's not the defining feature it's just Americans who seek to reform their government there's no difference between Ilhan Omar and say damn Crenshaw there's no difference between Ilhan Omar Rasheeda Talib AOC and your conservative activists in the street the tax reform guys there's no difference I think there is a difference and I think it's the particular wickedness of the ideologies and and the criminals that are being defend by the squad that that makes that distinction then David gets to the main thrust of his argument quote I believe that Ilhan Omar is a toxic presence in American politics okay so far we agree her critiques are deeply misguided but she should temper her critiques because they're wrong not because she's an immigrant the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans including immigrants and while all Americans should be deeply grateful for their freedoms and for American opportunity it's a simple fact that immigrant citizens have actually done something to earn their status they've often migrated here at great personal cost learned a new language built a life in a new land passed a test most Americans can't pass and then swore an oath that most Americans have never sworn by contrast what must natural-born citizens do to earn their citizenship survive labor and delivery that's it is anything natural-born citizens should exercise the most gratitude what did we do to earn our Liberty this is profoundly wrong but it does express a certain view that has become popular on the right view the immigrants they're better than us we're terrible where were the worst people on earth we Americans we've caused all the problems and where everyone else is better than us that's that's not exactly what David's saying but that's the sense I think that's being conveyed the point he's making is that immigrants don't really owe a special debt of gratitude to this country if anything the native-born Americans do completely wrong immigrants owe a special debt of gratitude this was true when my immigrant ancestors came here and it is true today Charlie cook actually a National Review made this this very point in a response column immigrants do owe a very special debt of gratitude America is a country America is a country that is founded in part on ideas but America is not just an idea it's not just an abstraction floating somewhere in the atmosphere pervading the entire world it's a country America has laws America as traditions and America has citizens who are more entitled to America than anyone else not everybody is entitled to America her citizens are some people in the world are Americans some people are not not everyone is entitled to America we have the most generous immigration system in the world most people have no idea how generous it is we take in well over a million people a year legally through immigration that's in addition to what another million people we take illegally we've got 3,000 people per day pouring into this country there's no second place we take in so many people per year that number has skyrocketed by the way since the 1960s when Democrats following the leadership of Ted Kennedy changed our immigration laws we now have the highest foreign-born percentage of the population that we've had since the 1890s pretty generous maybe a thank you to native-born Americans is in order we don't need to take in all of those immigrants it's our country we can do whatever we want with it every other country gets to decide who comes in and guess what all those other countries take in barely any immigrants Germany is number two and they take in a fraction of what we take in virtually every other country just that doesn't take that many people we choose to take those people in they should be exceedingly grateful I expect to thank you note part of David's mistake is that he abstracts America out of existence when my I guess would be my great-grandfather came here from Italy he kissed the ground that everyone was walking on he loved this country my Italian ancestors a you know half of my family came here basically on the Mayflower and then the other half came on a sardine boat somewhere in the 19-teens and 1920s and I've never met more patriotic people than my Italian ancestors they wore american flag pins they waved the American flag they would never let it touch the ground they made sure to learn English they did their damndest to learn English as well they should that's expected of them because they're being welcomed in to the country it's an America's not just some abstraction it's a real place and it requires real acts of charity to allow immigrants to in where David goes wrong is in the etiology of it all just focusing so much on ideology he writes the blessings of liberty accrue to all Americans what did we do to earn our Liberty as though America were just this one word Liberty this totally abstract concept that means many things to many different people many things around the world that it means one thing in an American context it means a very different thing let's say in a French context pun intended but I mean the country France means another thing in a Japanese context America is more than just some ideological intuition or definition of Liberty it's our institutions it's our history it's our material blessings we're the most materially prosperous country in the history of the world it's our substantial religious zeal even now as religion is fading away from America we're still more religious than the rest of the Western world by a long shot it's our common bonds to each other it's our symbols it's the American flag most of all it's our people the country is our people more than geography more than buildings more than even our legal documents the country is our people we'll explain what this means for our politics for the suicide squad then we'll get to a little gender ideology men keep beating women in women's sports we'll get to Joe Biden we'll get to so much more but you've got to go to daily wire.com by the way be sure to tune in tomorrow July 17th at 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for our latest episode of daily wire backstage join me Ben Shapiro Andrew Klavan and the daily wire god-king Jeremy boring as we drink delicious whiskey smoke lovely stogies and chop up the latest insanity in pop culture and politics insights and laughs will abound that is tomorrow 4 p.m. Pacific 7 p.m. Eastern for the best round table talk in politics go to Daly wire.com we got a lot more coming up we'll be right back the country is more than geography it's more than buildings it's more even than legal documents it's the people and here's how I can prove that because you can have the geography you can have the buildings even and you can have the legal documents and if you have no people you have no country actually there are plenty of ancient civilizations where we still have most of their buildings we have their geography obviously and we have their legal documents but there's no people and so the civilization is gone they no longer exist here's another example we just celebrated the 4th of July how did you celebrate the 4th of July did you go into your innermost room and sit with the lights off and close your eyes and just meditate on some totally abstracted concept of Liberty that's how you celebrated right now it doesn't sound like a fun 4th of July probably you went to the fireworks and ate hot dogs and hamburgers and you watched baseball America's national pastime and you had a beer you drank some American beer and you watch tanks actual real tanks parade down our actual real National Mall in our actual real national capital which exists somewhere we're a real country we're very welcoming to people from other countries that is an act of charity and the people who come here Ilhan Omar chief among them should respond to that charity with gratitude she should express that gratitude through a love of country not denigrating the country not talking about how awful the country is not laughing and giggling about Al Qaeda not comparing the United States to terrorist organizations not like AOC comparing the United States to Nazi Germany they should love the country and we shouldn't welcome people here who don't love the country there's nothing unamerican about saying that that's my rant is over on that topic I've had enough of the squad right now we should talk about things that really matter not the integrity of our country our political institutions the more important topics like women's sports there's a story out of New Zealand a gender-confused man there took home multiple gold medals in women's weightlifting at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa this is Laurel Hubbard formerly Gavin Hubbard who won two gold medals in a silver three heavyweight categories this guy somehow managed to win them all I wonder why because he's a man obviously this is not the first time we've heard about this Madeleine Kern's actually another national review writer was writing in the net The Wall Street Journal over the weekend and had a piece out on gender confused men beating out female high school athletes at track meets very good piece I recommend checking it out so I think I tweeted this out and then this weirdo named Jack turbine who's a freelance writer for the New York Times and he's a child psychiatry resident from Harvard Medical School tells you everything you need to know about Harvard Medical School called Maddie's piece on transgender athletes bigoted that's what the left is saying now the left is now saying that if you don't let men beat women in sports you're a bigot and there's a real irony here in the whole gender ideology movement is is you have a woman writing in the Wall Street Journal about how we should preserve women's sports and then you have a man coming in and saying that it's bigoted to preserve women's sports that men should be allowed to beat women that's what it comes down to and this is what the left does the left goes and says that if you defend women's locker rooms women's bathrooms women's sports any separate place for women to have on their own all their own to compete and do whatever they want if you defend that you're a bigot and the right makes a mistake because we don't refer to the people who say that as misogynists which is what they are he sent out the tweet bigoted writer in the Wall Street Journal defends women's sports we should say misogynist writer in the New York Times opposes women's sports I I pointed out to this guy how stupid his opinion was and he had no argument so what he did is he accused me of being obsessed with women's sports I can assure you I have never watched a single women's sporting event from start to finish in my entire life I don't watch a whole lot of sporting events anyway and I certainly don't watch women's sporting events like be a WNBA or something just not my cup of tea I don't know everybody has their thing that's not mine but this is what the culture warrior left always does they always Gaslight us on this they radically redefine some very basic aspect of our culture they radically redefined sports they radically redefine gender and they radically redefined bathrooms that radically redefine marriage and then some of us object to that we said yeah you know maybe we shouldn't just completely redefine sex and they say you're obsessed you're totally obsessing over it no we're not obsessing over anything the left is the aggressor in the culture wars we're the ones saying maybe your ideas are a little crazy and weird maybe we shouldn't buy into them and they say you're obsessing when they say that that's how you know that you're you're getting under their skin because the way that the left proceeds to dominate the culture is slowly and steadily and they they almost pretend that they're not doing it I mean now we are told if you believe in the definition of marriage that President Barack Obama held as late as 2012 you're a bigot that was seven years ago that was very recently now we're told if you believe that a man is not a woman you are a bigot you are not welcome into polite society this was an opinion that was held by everybody from the beginning of time until like five seconds ago and now if you tweet at men are not women you can be banned from Twitter Twitter has said that they can permanently suspend you for it that's how fast they move and if you come out and you say gosh maybe we should think about this guy's maybe maybe every civilization for all of human history everywhere was on to something when they said that men and women are different maybe every origin story of our species which begins with the sexual difference between men and women maybe I don't know maybe they weren't just completely crazy they say you're obsessed give it up stop it it's not a big deal that's what they say it's not a big deal well if it's not a big deal let women have their own sports if it's not you're right I don't think it's a big deal to let women have their own sports you on the Left you're the ones making this a big deal so fine let them have their sports let them have their own locker

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