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This week’s e-letter update from Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler is typical DFL spin/bullshit. The e-letter update starts with the announcement that the “House Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee will hold a public forum today (Tuesday, June 30) at 5:00 pm on the Promise Act. Then it says “The Promise Act also establishes a Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission to conduct a neutral investigation into the government’s response to the unrest, with a public report due by December 15, 2020.”

Later in Winkler’s update, he writes “Unlike the neutral investigation that House Democrats proposed as part of the Promise Act, Senate Republicans recently announced partisan hearings into the civil unrest that followed George Floyd’s murder. We know Senate Republicans have been working from the start with Bob Kroll of the Minneapolis Police Federation and his allies to preserve the status quo for public safety. The forthcoming hearings they plan to hold will have zero credibility because they were organized without the input of any DFL Senator, including POCI Caucus members.” Winkler finishes by writing this:

It’s clear that Senate Republicans are focused on throwing red meat to their base on FOX News instead of working with us to create a system of public safety where everyone can be safe, no exceptions. I’ll have more to say later this week when the Senate holds its first hearing.

Apparently, one of Rep. Winkler’s gifts is that he knows what’s going to happen days before it happens. Apparently, this gift doesn’t work on gas tanker trucks, though. Don’t forget this:

Winkler doesn’t know what’s happening at this Senate hearing. He’s a typical DFL partisan hack. When Winkler tweeted about the oil tanker truck, he intentionally said that the vehicle had racist stickers on it. He couched it as ‘I just heard some things from friends who said …’ At a time when tensions are higher than Mount Everest, you don’t throw white gas on that fire.

It turns out that the guy who got into the near-accident was delivering to a gas station owned by an African-American gentleman. Winkler got virtually everything wrong about the incident. He put out gossip that might’ve ignited more rioting. That’s the definition of irresponsible. The first order of business at the next special session should be censuring Winkler for being this reckless. He’s a back bench hack who shouldn’t be House Majority Leader.

Democrats think the George Floyd murder is a political winner. It’s indisputable that it started that way. Unfortunately for Democrats, the political issue didn’t stop with the murder. That was just the start of things.

After that, the race riots started, complete with the looting destruction of minority neighborhoods. If you’re accusing whitey of hating minorities, why would the first targets be minority businesses and neighborhoods? The next thing that’s destroying the Democrats’ George Floyd ‘advantage’ is the Democrats’ calls to defund the police. Minneapolis took it a step further by voting for dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department.

CHAZ/CHOP happened next. Jenny Durkan, Seattle’s dipstick Democrat mayor, and Jay Inslee, Washington’s pathetic Democrat governor, just say idly by while Antifa and BLM anarchists took over 6 blocks of downtown Seattle. When asked about how long it might last, Durkan tried spinning it:

If you’re sensing a trend developing, you aren’t alone. It’s what happens after every major crisis. After every crisis, the Democrats insist that they have a mandate to dramatically transform American society. These Democrats are terrible at reading the public, mostly because they spend little time listening to the public.

The current overstep is tearing down the statues. While some will go along with eliminating the Confederate Flag, only Antifa and BLM anarchists think that tearing down the statues of U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln is popular.

Like Yasir Arafat, Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. The Democrats’ biggest mistakes came this week. First, Dick Durbin described Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act a token gesture. Next, Nancy Pelosi said that that “Republicans were trying to get away with murder, George Floyd’s murder.” Finally, Democrats voted against opening debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. These Democrats didn’t even want to debate the merits of the JUSTICE Act. Democrats didn’t want to amend the JUSTICE Act. Democrats wanted nothing to do with Tim Scott or the JUSTICE Act. Let’s hear Democrats respond point-by-point to Sen. Scott’s interview:

This might frighten Democrats but I’ll say it anyway. Tim Scott isn’t going away. The JUSTICE Act will get a hearing, whether that’s in the Senate as a complete bill or offered as amendments to the House bill when the Senate debates that bill. The only way for Senate Democrats to avoid voting on the JUSTICE Act is if they vote against debating the House Democrats’ bill in the Senate.

That I’d pay to see. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act is supposedly a token bill so Senate Democrats won’t even debate it. The House Democrats is so bad that Senate Democrats won’t debate that bill either? I’d love hearing Schumer explain that.

The Democrats have a race crisis. Part of the Democrats’ crisis is that they’ve taken minorities for granted for 50 years. The other part of the Democrats’ crisis is Tim Scott, who can walk the walk.

When Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats’ Speaker of the House of Representatives, said that Republicans were “trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd”, Democrats sat silent. Not a single House Democrat expressed outrage over Pelosi’s statement. Some might’ve said something in official statements but nobody got on the morning shows and lit her up like a Christmas tree. The lack of outrage is disgusting.

Saying that Mrs. Pelosi is heartless isn’t news. That’s something we’ve known since 2006. I’ll say this without any political correctness. Mrs. Pelosi is the biggest bitch in the Democrat Party, including Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Clinton, Harris and Warren are back-benchers compared with Pelosi. She is to bitchiness what Adam Schiff is to leaking and outright corruption. But I digress.

When Tim Scott, the point person for Republicans on police reform, went on Guy Benson’s show, he didn’t hold anything back:

“I thought to myself that how in the world does this woman sitting, standing in front of a twenty four thousand dollar refrigerator have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics? Why in the world would she want to do that? There’s only one answer, by the way. One answer. It’s because she’s lived so long in a state of privilege that she has forgotten. That is the Republican Party that voted more for the civil rights era legislation than the Democrats. It’s because she’s forgotten that it was President Trump and the criminal justice reform done in 2018 that made it for the Democrats 1994 crime bill. She’s forgotten. That is the school choice movement that frees more kids in poverty from the poor education system brought to us by the Democrats and the teachers unions than they’ve ever seen. She has forgotten so much about reality that she spends too much time in an alternate universe. But the facts are simple. Why in the world would she stoop so low? And is simply this they believe. I truly believe this. They believe that campaigning on police brutality is more important than solving police reform.”

When I said that not “a single House Democrat expressed outrage over Pelosi’s statement”, I said it because it’s important to this discussion. If people aren’t willing to set aside partisanship on this issue and do what’s best, they aren’t morally fit for office. Period. Full stop. Nancy Pelosi isn’t morally fit for this debate.

That’s before talking about the 45 Senate Democrats that voted against starting the debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Rather than debating and amending Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act, Senate Democrats joined with Mrs. Pelosi. With their votes, they said that partisanship was infinitely more important than fixing a racial crisis. Think about that a bit. Democrats rely heavily on African-American votes but they won’t vote for a bill that will improve African-Americans’ lives.

That’s the definition of moral depravity. That’s what not having a soul looks like. This is what not having a heart looks like:

This interview is what it looks like when 2 thoughtful people of different political persuasions talk about fixing a crisis:

We need more people who want to fix this nation, fewer people who want to play politics during a crisis. In that America, Tim Scott towers over Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats.

Last week, Joe Biden insisted that “the moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism.” How does Biden know that there’s systemic racism across the nation? Coming from a guy who’s spent the last 40+ years of his life inside the Washington, DC echochamber, I’ll question how much he knows about what happens outside the DC echochamber. Remember that Biden’s alleged specialty is foreign policy.

I say alleged because former Defense Secretary Robert Gates once said “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Remember that the last time Biden got involved with major domestic policy was with the 1994 Crime Bill. That’s the bill that started mass incarceration of minorities. That’s the bill that President Trump started fixing with the First Step Act.

There is racism in this nation. There always will be because we’re a nation of sinners. There’s racism in every nation on earth because all nations are nations of sinners. South Africa’s population was majority black. There was a white minority government. That’s the definition of systemic racism. There’s nothing like that in the United States. There never will be.

The system that’s repeatedly let minorities down is unified Democrat governance in major US cities. Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was once Baltimore’s mayor. While mayor, D’Alesandro “spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.” That isn’t proof that Pelosi or her father were racists but it says that Democrats lecturing Republicans about racism better prepare for some stiff pushback.

Racism isn’t systemic as much as it’s individual. Each person individually is responsible for dealing with the issue. Saying that it’s systemic let’s the individual off the hook and invites government intervention, too.

When Democrats voted against opening debate on Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, they sent the message that they aren’t interested in fixing the problem. In each of the cities that had major race riots after the murder of George Floyd, Democrats could’ve fixed the problem before the murder. That’s because each of those cities have been run by Democrat mayors for decades. Most of those states have had Democrat governors for years and years.

Since they’re the ones in-charge, Democrats should’ve fixed the problems. Instead, they played politics with the issue. Since real police reform comes only at the local level, these Democrat mayors and Democrat governors should’ve fixed their problems long ago. The thing that’s important to notice is that Democrats don’t fix things. Democrats let things fester, then use them as campaign issues. Doing what’s right the first time isn’t part of the Democrats’ thinking.

That leads me to an old cliché about Democrats. It goes something like this: Democrats will always do the right thing — when it’s the only option left. I’d argue that this is only true part of the time. This is the Democrats’ solution to white privilege and systemic racism:

Republican Sen. Tim Scott has lived with racism all his life. Since entering Congress, he’s worked on race-related issues. He was the chief author of the Opportunity Zones section of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. He’s worked hand-in-hand with HUD Secretary Carson to bring economic opportunities to minority neighborhoods. Frankly, he’s got more credibility on race-related issues than any politician, including President Obama.

Democrats are losing credibility on race-related issues because they’re constantly thinking of how this or that event can be converted into a political advantage. That isn’t how normal people think. They just think about doing the right thing, then making it happen. Yesterday, Democrats ripped the mask off. They exposed themselves as interested in race-related issues only in the context of winning control of the Senate majority.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats exposed themselves of putting a higher priority on partisanship than on doing the right thing when they voted to not even start debate on Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Democrats voted to not start debate on the bill. Democrats voted to not let the amendment process start. Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are constantly touting their bipartisan record. They voted against starting debate. Think about that.

Democrat senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, who theoretically represent Minnesota, the state where George Floyd was allegedly murdered, voted against the JUSTICE Act, aka police reform. Minneapolis is the city where Floyd lost his life. Their city council wants to “dismantle” the Minneapolis Police Department, aka the MPD.

This pair should be leading the fight for the JUSTICE Act. Instead, these Democrats voted against it. That isn’t a sign of bipartisanship. That’s proof of bad faith negotiating. If I lived in Minneapolis, especially in one of those minority neighborhoods that were looted, then destroyed, I’d take it out on the politicians that didn’t protect me.

This is typical Democrat thinking:

This is typical GOP get-positive-things-done thinking:

That’s quite a contrast. Republicans want to fix existing problems. Democrats want to stoke racial fears ahead of their next campaign. It isn’t that Democrats want to fix things. That isn’t part of the Democrats’ recent history. Democrats used to be dealmakers back before they lost their minds. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Bill Clinton were dealmakers. By the way, where is Bill Clinton these days? We see Hillary too often. Ditto with President Obama. Bill Clinton is nowhere to be found. That isn’t difficult to figure out. Bill Clinton doesn’t want his legacy tarnished by today’s Democrats.

Things aren’t working too well for the anti-police Democrats:

A progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports. Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd’s death at the end of May. At least one person overdosed inside the park and was brought out by an ambulance. Prostitution has also been reported in the area. Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times.

By checking their privilege, there’s been an upsurge in prostitution and drug overdoses. Isn’t that lovely? Thanks to the Democrats’ bad faith and their unwillingness to negotiate during this historic opportunity, major cities are falling apart. Needless to say, these cities are run by Democrats.

If you think that Democrats care about crime, you’re kidding yourself. There’s no proof that Democrats are willing to do the things that are required to maintain a civil society.

It isn’t every day that you see an article where a prominent African-American citizen criticizes Black Lives Matter, aka BLM. This article quotes Muhammad Ali’s son, Muhammad Ali Jr., as saying “Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place. You can peacefully protest. My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘all lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.”

Ali Jr. continued, saying “It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone, he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is,’ Ali said during an hour-long interview with The Post. On police brutality, Ali defended law enforcement in general. ‘Police don’t wake up and think, ‘I’m going to kill a n—-r today or kill a white man. They’re just trying to make it back home to their family in one piece.'”

That isn’t the most incendiary part. This is likely getting the most backlash:

Speaking of Floyd’s killing at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, Ali said, “The officer was wrong with killing that person, but people don’t realize there was more footage than what they showed. The guy resisted arrest, the officer was doing his job, but he used the wrong tactic.” He agrees with President Trump that Antifa fomented violence during the Floyd protests and should be labeled a terrorist organization.

“They’re no different from Muslim terrorists. They should all get what they deserve. They’re f–king up businesses, beating up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops. They’re terrorists, they’re terrorizing the community. I agree with the peaceful protests, but the Antifa, they need to kill everyone in that thing. Black Lives Matter is not a peaceful protest. Antifa never wanted it peaceful. I would take them all out.”

That will get some attention. This will too:

This, though, will attract the most heat:

“I think Trump’s a good president. My father would have supported him. Trump’s not a racist, he’s for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody. These [Democrat politicians] saying Black Lives Matter, who the hell are you to say that? You’re not even black.

Democrats don’t give a s–t about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn’t give a s–t; she’s trying not to get locked up. Trump is much better than Clinton and Obama. … The only one to do what he said he would do is Donald Trump.”

The biggest question I have is what effect people like Jack Brewer, Pastor Darrell Scott and Sen. Tim Scott are having within the African-American community. Couple that with Candace Owens’ #Blexit Movement. I don’t have the answer to this question but it’s one worth paying attention to — are these this year’s hidden Trump voters?

Columbus—Explorer vs. Conqueror // Enrichment vs Destruction
By Ramblin’ Rose

Recently the US championed that after a lengthy hiatus, we again launched a shuttle from our soil to outer space to continue explorations. Humankind has always dreamed of what lies beyond the horizon.

Well, not all, apparently. As the mourning of the wrongful murder of George Floyd morphed into protests into vandalism into anarchy, the focus of the emotional outbursts had changed from white vs. black to the rejection and destruction of anything of this country, its history, its foundation. Rather than following the agenda stated to explore changes to better civilization, the morphed plan seems to be to destroy this country and return to the glory prior to 1492. Or, maybe even prior to 1700 B.C. when slavery was recorded—the domination of one person over another for forced labor.

At the epicenter of the riots and anarchy in the metro area in Minnesota, the indigenous peoples toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus. (Yes, similar destruction occurred in other cities. In fact, monuments commemorating historical leaders and events in many “Western” countries have met similar destruction.) But why Columbus? Why the native Americans? How did the events of May 25th turn to the hatred for Columbus?

Columbus, as the prototypical Western white male, not Columbus the man, epitomizes the perceived prejudices of the Europeans against the native peoples, according to the multiculturalists. Dinesh D’Souza, an Indian-born American author and filmmaker, defines multiculturalism as “a denial of all Western claims to truth.”

Was Columbus an explorer or a conqueror of the New World? Our world?

Columbus sought a shorter trade route to India and sailed west. But he never set foot on the soil of North America in any of his four voyages to the New World. History credits him with calling the indigenous peoples “Indians” because he thought he had discovered the way to India. On his first voyage, he landed on an island in the Caribbean, probably San Salvador.

Yes, initially Columbus expressed his prejudice about the peaceful islanders, the Tainos. He said that the men were handsome and the women beautiful. D’Souza writes “…He praised the generosity and lack of guile among the Tainos, contrasting their virtues with Spanish vices. He insisted that although they were without religion, they were not idolaters; he was confident that their conversion would come through gentle persuasion and not through force.The reason, he noted, is that Indians possess a high natural intelligence. There is no evidence that Columbus thought that Indians were congenitally or racially inferior to Europeans…” Reportedly, other explorers (Pedro Alvares Cabral, Amerigo Vespucci, Ferdinand Magellan, and Walter Raleigh) provided similarly positive impressions about the native peoples.

Later, Columbus found another reality in the islands. The men he left when he returned to Spain were savagely murdered by the Arawak tribes who also inhabited the region. That reality also contradicts the rosy history reported by the indigenous peoples, specifically the American Indian Movement, aka AIM.

While the exact history and origin of those called Native Americans are still under debate, it seems certain that they were not native to the Americas. Nor is the date or the path of their arrival without discussion. What is widely accepted is that they came from somewhere else. Many theorize that they arrived from Asia (some claim Africa) via the Bering Strait…probably in waves. They were not all from one homogeneous people; they identified as members of different tribes, and they fought and conquered one another for land, property, slaves, and power. Their battles were brutal.

By the time that Cortes arrived at the Yucatan Peninsula, the migrations had reached through the Americas. The Mayans had suffered defeat at the hands of the Aztecs who inhabited central Mexico. The Mayans welcomed the Spaniards, thinking that they were gods—armor, horses and weapons, and also allies in battling the Aztecs when they learned that the Spaniards planned to attack the Aztecs for their gold.

But one must also ask, who had extracted the gold from the mines? Could they have been the slaves captured from other indigenous tribes conquered by the Aztecs prior to the arrival of the White Man? Definitively, yes, according to historians.

In a Twitter exchange between Senator Ted Cruz and Ilhan Omar, Cruz schooled Omar with these words: “As an ‘indigenous person’ myself, I am amused by the left’s cherry-picking of history. My people, the Choctaw, were in a constant state of war with other nations, prior to European colonization of North America. My tribe also owned slaves and fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and instead of a rebuke, we get cradle-to-grave free health care at the expense of taxpayers. If Columbus hadn’t stumbled across Hispaniola, Cuba and the Americas, someone else would have. Discovery of the region by European nations was inevitable, as were the diseases and innovations they brought with them. My region in Oklahoma was a battlefield before a single European ever set foot on the continent. Some tribes in the area, prior to the Indian Removal Act, beheaded some of their enemies and captured others as slaves.”

Those clear descriptions do not fit the narrative of the Leftists. Maybe even the modern history curricula in our schools do not match history as much as they align with the 1619 project. D’Souza observes “…Columbus has metamorphosed from a grand crusader into a genocidal maniac and a precursor to Hitler. American Indians are now beyond reproach, canonized as moral and ecological saints.”

It appears that the riots are not really about the death of a black man on May 25th. It appears that BLM, Antifa and now AIM found a moment that afforded them an opportunity to attack Western civilization and realize its destruction. What will follow? Anarchy just as with primitive cultures. We are living the dark side of Humanity.

For the past 2 weeks, Democrats have passionately insisted that the U.S. has a problem with “systemic racism.” I don’t believe that but let’s stipulate that for the sake of this experiment. If that’s true, the logical reaction to that would be to attack that system. The target, therefore, would be the white power structure and white privilege.

While later reaction included looting of the iconic Macys in NYC and other iconic symbols of white society, the initial reaction was to burn down minority neighborhoods. Saying that that’s illogical is understatement. There’s nothing in the initial reaction that suggests activists were speaking truth to power. The rioters and looters seemed far more interested in causing mayhem and spreading fear in minority neighborhoods than they seemed interested in uprooting the white power structure. Let’s ask some important questions. Let’s start with these:

  1. How does destroying a minority neighborhood uproot the white power structure?
  2. Does destroying minority-owned pharmacies and grocery stores make things worse or better for minorities?
  3. Doesn’t demolishing the neighborhood deli or neighborhood hardware store trash the hard work of minority business owners?
  4. When these ‘neighborhood institutions’ get demolished, how many years back does that set the entire neighborhood?

These aren’t trivial questions for the survival and prosperity of neighborhoods. They’re central to the survival and prosperity of neighborhoods.

I’d argue that the rioting and looting sounded more like a turf war between rival gangs than it sounds like another painful chapter in the civil rights movement. This isn’t about reclaiming neighborhoods. It’s about looting and vandalism. Ben Carson’s story is something to be examined. He didn’t get ahead by latching onto one government program after another. Dr. Carson got ahead because his mother taught him to spend tons of time reading.

Certainly, a major portion of his education came in schools but another major part of his education came from investing time in reading. That’s the blueprint that’s needed to change minority societies and neighborhoods. It worked once. It’ll work again if it’s tried.

Let’s further stipulate that this is a political issue. Robert Davi outlines it in this interview:

This isn’t a Democrat-only or Republican-only problem. It’s a problem that country club Republicans and limousine liberals have avoided for generations. For all of the nasty things said about this president, he’s been interested in solving problems. Let’s bring people of color together from both sides of the aisle at the White House. Let’s see President Trump bring together leaders in the Cabinet Room or somewhere prestigious inside the White House. Let’s have this discussion. Let’s put solutions on the table. Then, let’s establish timetables to accomplish those goals. It’s more than possible.

This is the United States. When we put our best minds together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. That’s only possible if we work together in a good faith fashion. That means not inviting Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer to this meeting. It means inviting Dr. Carson, Bob Woodson, Jack Brewer, Bob Johnson and other who are willing to put their differences aside to make minority lives better.

Ronald Reagan believed that the victories he got credit for were won first by the American people. Finally, let’s stipulate that We The People will always drive the most essential societal changes. That’s how it’s always been. MLK didn’t change society by taking orders from the government. Ditto with President Reagan or President Trump. They changed societies because they won over the people. They didn’t make an impact by forcing things down people’s throats.

According to this post, John Hinderaker will call for Ryan Winkler to resign entirely from the Minnesota House of Representatives. Mr. Hinderaker is the president of the Center for the American Experiment. Winkler has been the House Majority Leader since the start of the 2019 session. This weekend, Winkler returned to his race-baiting ways, accusing Bogdan Vechirko of driving his tanker truck into a crowd of protesters on one of the I-35W bridges. Here’s a tweet showing the truck on the bridge:


Thank God those protesters didn’t get hurt. Winkler’s tweet was intentionally incendiary and inaccurate. Here’s a screen shot of the tweet:

Here’s what’s left of that tweet on Winkler’s timeline:


Here’s the text of Mr. Hinderaker’s statement, which will be released tomorrow:

For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2020
Media Contact:
Katie Fulkerson, 812-369-1751
Katie.Fulkerson@americanexperiment.org

Rep. Ryan Winkler’s long history of deceitful, divisive behavior

(Golden Valley, MN) – In response to House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler’s (DFL-Golden Valley) lie that a white supremacist intentionally tried to murder peaceful protestors on Sunday, John Hinderaker released the following statement:

“DFL House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler has a long history of deceitful, divisive behavior. His conduct is contrary to Minnesota values and the last thing we need in a legislative leader. Rep. Winkler is unfit for office and should resign.”

In 2013, Rep. Winkler tweeted a racial slur against the only black member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas. In April, he was caught on video giving the middle finger to a Republican senator during a press conference. On Sunday, he slandered a hardworking, immigrant truck driver on Twitter, calling him a white supremacist who intentionally set out to murder peaceful protestors. Sunday’s comment was retweeted hundreds of times before Winkler deleted it.

When Winkler tweeted the racial slur, aimed at Justice Clarence Thomas, Winkler tried explaining it this way:

“I did not understand ‘Uncle Tom’ as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however,” he said.

That’s BS. Winkler graduated from Harvard with a degree in history. What are the odds that a history major at Harvard wouldn’t understand that the term Uncle Thomas was a racial slur?

This article highlights the pickle that Joe Biden is in. If he picks Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar as his running mate, there’s a strong probability he’d lose the election. If you think that sounds a little hyperbolic, consider the pickle that Biden currently finds himself in.

Late this week, Biden went on the Breakfast Club, then dissed the African-American community by saying that “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t black.” If you want to drive down minority turnout, that’s an effective way of doing it. Though Sheila Jackson-Lee defended him, Ms. Jackson-Lee didn’t have much company.

Apparently, people from the community have a problem with Sen. Klobuchar:

The Minnesota Democrat would “risk losing the very base the Democrats need to win,” said Aimee Allison, founder of She the People, according to Politico.

“It comes from her performance in the primary — her weakness in being able to motivate them,” BlackPAC executive director Adrianne Shropshire said. “The engagement and the enthusiasm of black voters is going to be a difference-maker in this election, and the concerns about her in this role stem from the degree to which she resonated or not with those core constituencies.”

Compare that message to what’s transpiring in this video:

It’s obvious that President Trump won’t win a majority of the African-American vote. He doesn’t have to. In Michigan, Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Democrat, sat down with President Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and John James, a Republican African-American candidate for the US Senate, during a meeting in Detroit. During the meeting, Rep. Whitsett proposed an idea that caught President Trump’s attention when she said it’d be great to open an HBCU in Detroit.

President Trump just signed legislation providing additional funding for HBCUs so he thought that would be possible. He then suggested that Rep. Whitsett work with John James on that issue. Rep. Whitsett agreed to do that, adding that “John will get it done.”

BONUS QUESTION: Does that make Republican John James black enough in Biden’s opinion? Perhaps, only Biden’s leg hair stylist knows for sure.

The serious question facing Mr. Biden is whether he can sufficiently energize the African-American base to win this election. At this point, that’s a major question for his campaign. I’m not sure if they even know.