Bryan Caforio: We cannot normalize hate

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Bryan Caforio: We cannot normalize hate

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  • Paul Dale

    Mr. Caforio “Since President Trump’s election there’s been a well-documented rise in the number and visibility of extremist groups.”
    And you are, of course, referring to the extreme far, far left Antifa – correct?

    • lois eisenberg

      Anti-Semitic incidents have surged during the first nine months of the Bigot-in-chiefs
      being in office !!!
      In 2017 there has been a 46% increase as compared to the same period of 2016
      as reported by the Anti -Defamation League !!!!!!

      • Brian Richards

        Good thing he has the back of our friend Israel unlike Obama who gave a 100 billion to a country that craves a second holocaust.

  • Anthony Breznican

    Bravo! Between this show and the hate-bait of Joe Messina’s program, KHTS has become a toxin in our community. Santa Clarita’s citizens need to be aware of the extremists using our airwaves to push twisted ideas.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center identifies the Three Percenters as a dangerous group. So does the Anti-Defamation League.

    https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/oath-keepers-and-three-ers-part-of-growing-anti-government

    A “Three Percenter” was also arrested as part of a thwarted bomb plot this summer

    Those who participate in this group as a joke, or because they think it’s fun, “survivalist” training, are playing with a dangerous organization.

    • Gil Mertz

      The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center sat before Congress earlier this month and admitted that their infamous “hate list” was based on OPINION. The Three Percenters may be as bad as you say but I’d be embarrassed to use the SPLC as a credible source.

    • Paul Dale

      I wouldn’t use the SPLC’s “hate list” to line the bottom of a bird cage (I happen to like birds) or to wrap fish (it would make the fish inedible).
      Funny how the SPLC won’t add far, far left groups (like Antifa) to their “hate list” but any group just slightly right of center is fair game for insertion on their “hate list”.
      The SPLC is nothing but a far left organization masquerading as a centrist group. Yea, they are about centrist has CNN, MSNBC and Media Matters. SPLC should include itself on it’s “hate list” (at least, for once, they would be correct).

      • lois eisenberg

        Calif. hate crimes are up against,Black,Jews and gay men reports the
        States Attorney General !!!!!!

        • Brian Richards

          Why are hate criminals discriminating against gay women? We cannot abide by this.

    • Bill Reynolds

      Hey Look! Mr. Liar has weighed in.

  • Brian Richards

    Not one mention of your own extremists. How typical and how cowardly. If only we had one more trial lawyer in DC, then everything would be sunshine and candy canes.

  • Gil Mertz

    “…We must not normalize hate and can’t turn a blind eye to extremism…”

    Unless of course if it is directed at President Trump which happens daily among the Democratic Party, in the mainstream media, in Hollywood, on college campuses, and late night comedians. Geez…talking about “normalizing hate”. These disgusting outfits engage in hate all day and every day with their vitriolic and dishonest hatred for Trump. And when the media polls their viewers who are exposed to this daily garbage, they then gleefully parade their findings which shows how most of their viewers disapprove of Trump. Imagine that?

    • Paul Dale

      Gil, you simply don’t understand how the “hate” label works. Let me try to explain it for you (using small words).
      ANYTHING the right says = “hate”.
      NOTHING the left says = “hate”.
      Now do you understand? 🙂

      • Gil Mertz

        If you want to anger someone on the right, tell him a lie.

        If you want to anger someone on the left, tell him the truth.

  • Meow

    FEMINISM IS CANCER

  • lois eisenberg

    “We cannot normalize hate”
    Hate crimes are up as attested to the experts:
    “White supremacist hate crimes ,violence against transgenders people have surged in LA County”
    Reports L.A. County Commission Human Rights Robin S. Toma executive Director”

    • Gil Mertz

      House passes GOP tax bill! Set now to pass in the Senate!

      Merry Christmas everyone!!!

      • Brian Baker

        LOL… That’s called “doing the Lois”, Gil.

        Well done.

        • Gil Mertz

          Oh how it must s-u-c-k to be a Democrat these days. More so than usual.

      • Dorothy Rothschild

        Paul Ryan’s answer today as to whether growth supposedly caused by the tax cut will cover the 1.5 trillion dollars they’re adding to the deficit:

        “Nobody knows the answer to that question.”

        What happened to all those deficit hawks who screamed about Obama adding to the national debt? Funny how quiet they’ve been. Why, I bet a few people here have posts in the archives during 2009-2016 where they decried adding to the debt.

        Next step for the Republicans? Going after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Because, as Ryan said: “We’ve got to control our spending. We have to go after spending control.”

        • Ron Bischof

          Those statements made by Ryan are factually correct.

          None of the evaluating entities like the CBO or JCT have a reliable methodology to dynamically score budget projections.

          Why? Because humans don’t behave according to the designs of central planners. See: History.

          There’s no question the Federal fisc operates beyond its tax revenues and spending must be adjusted to a sustainable balance.

          You offer nothing constructive here, Steve.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            Figures…instead of being consistent, the former deficit hawks here just flip-flop to “tax cuts will fix EVERYTHING!”, plus a healthy dose of cuts to “entitlements” (but God Save The Military Budget)…

            I guess the fiscal conservatism previously displayed was really just a way to express anger at Obama, and wasn’t a “real thing” after all.

          • Ron Bischof

            Nothing you wrote here is responsive to my points, Steve.

            I’ll repeat: Everything Speaker Ryan said was true. You just don’t like it.

            Your rant is irrelevant because it’s your typical appeal to hypocrisy about principles you don’t hold. Demonstrably over the years you haven’t supported shrinking the role of government.

            Reducing the rate of increase in government spending is absolutely a sound methodology to reduce deficit spending.

            https://abetterway.speaker.gov

            Your bitter partisan sputtering offers nothing beyond ad hominem attacks. 🙄

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            You said: “Because humans don’t behave according to the designs of central planners.”

            True…so what makes you confident in the *higher* returns or improvements in GDP, etc., that the right wing/Republicans are claiming? If nobody can predict what will happen, then why do you believe the predictions from the right? If you’re being honest, you should be just as unaccepting of their rose-colored view of the future as you are of the doom-and-gloom predictions from the left, right?

          • Ron Bischof

            I’m confident because history reveals that individuals and enterprises composed of individuals that retain assets beyond the minimum requirements of limited government produce superior results in allocating capital productively.

        • Brian Baker

          “What happened to all those deficit hawks who screamed about Obama adding to the national debt?”

          On the other hand, where did all this concern about “fiscal responsibility” come from, now that Obozo’s out of office, and why weren’t you socialists screaming your heads off when that clown doubled the national debt, running up more debt than all the previous administrations in history?

          • Brian Richards

            The reason I don’t give a damn about the debt on the tax plan is because we’re being allowed to keep more of OUR OWN MONEY! As opposed to Obama and cronies pissing it away on nonsense like Solyndra and a million other follies.

          • Brian Baker

            Yes, of course, there’s that. But fundamentally, as part of that, as people get to keep more of their money, they also get to spend more, which boosts the economy, wages, jobs, etc., and leads to economic growth and higher GDP, leading to… MORE TAX REVENUE.

            That’s what dim-bulb leftists refuse to comprehend.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            Yes, yes…trickle-down economics. AKA Voodoo economics.
            The Laffer Curve. Except nobody knows where the peak is. Or if there is just one.

          • Brian Baker

            Hahahaha.
            I love it when leftist loons flout their ignorance. Carry on.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            HAHAHAHA. I love it when righties can do nothing but sling insults, and then think they’ve won the argument.

          • Brian Baker

            Sadly for you, it happens to be true.

            Your ignorance is absolutely profound. You continually plumb the depths.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            “doubled the national debt”

            Sorta like W did?

            But the point was that you were yelling about the increase in the debt under Obama, but now you don’t care how much Trump adds to it.

            Much as you all wanted to ignore anything and everything caused by W once O took office, Trump has been there a year now, so why are you still talking about Obama?

          • Brian Baker

            LOL!

            Let me clarify this to accommodate the density evidenced by your inane comment. Let’s say W did “double” the debt. That means that your ObaMessiah doubled W’s double, IN ADDITION to everything that was already there on the tab.

            No matter what, Obozo is definitely the King of Spending.

            Now, as to your pathetic claim that I’m defending the current tax plan, I challenge you to find ANYTHING I’ve written doing that. In fact, I’ve been pretty critical of it, having written at least one column criticizing it that I can immediately remember, and probably more.

            What seems to be beyond your clearly limited comprehension skills is that I can point out YOUR hypocrisy while NOT defending what the GOP is doing.

            It’s magic.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            Yeah, yeah…your version of “I’m critical of it” is somewhat suspect, given how you claim you were never a big Trump supporter, but by God, you sure do love him now…
            I’m sure once this tax package passes, you’ll be just as all-in as you are for Trump.

            BTW, we don’t have to assume that W “doubled” the debt. He did, no scare quotes necessary. Up 101% from the end of 2001 (Clinton’s last budget).

          • Brian Baker

            Hey, Steve/Dot/Whatever. Everything I’ve written is right here, easy to look up and verify. So I don’t give a hoot whether you think what I say is “suspect” or not. All I have to do is consider the source… you. A person with all the credibility of a priest in a cathouse.

            You’re right about one thing (at last!): I sure am a big Trump supporter now, and no one’s more surprised — and happily so — than me. He’s actually delivering on his campaign promises, something I had serious concerns about.

            And even better, he drives you people even nuttier than you usually are. An extra added benefit.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            You’d have voted for anyone with an R after their name, and then gladly hopped on board as a “true believer”, no matter who it was or what they did. Tribalism at its finest.

          • Brian Baker

            Another “fake news” allegation, unfounded an any easily researchable fact.

            I published a column right here describing my experience voting for the Bern.

            Once again proving your lack of knowledge, and the slinging of baseless accusations…. which is exactly what you accuse others of doing!

            Lefty loon SOP: obfuscate, misdirect, then accuse the other guy of doing what you yourself are doing.

            What’s the word for that? Oh, yeah… hypocrite. That’s it.

        • Gil Mertz

          I know that leftists are not accustomed to honest answers from the politicians they support but Ryan was right on both counts. I wonder if we looked at the archives from 2009-2016, how many leftists were complaining about the $10-trillion of debt added under the Obama administration. They just blamed Bush. So funny how these same leftists are now mysteriously interested in debt.

          But Ryan is right. Nobody knows how the economy will grow but this new tax cut drastically increases the chances which is why Democrats and the media are so upset. They’re actually HOPING the country fails and millions of middle-class families suffer just so they can blame Trump.

          Ryan is also right about cutting spending which is another foreign concept to leftists. When Democrats and their media SuperPac whine about how we’re going to pay for these tax cuts, it never crosses their minds that we don’t have to replace the money we’re giving back to the American people. What they’re really saying is “Where are we going to find the money to continue spending levels as they are right now?” The answer is to cut the out of control spending.

          According to your hero Nancy Pelosi, giving Americans their money back, creating new jobs, expanding our economy, controlling our spending, and making America competitive in the world is ARMAGEDDON. The only thing worse for you leftists would be if Trump gets credit for all this success. LOL!!!

        • Brian Richards

          Look at the lefty pretending to care about the debt. It’s comical.

  • lois eisenberg

    The Calif. States Attorney General reports that hate crimes are up against
    Blacks, Jews, and gay men !!!!!

    • Gil Mertz

      Senate approves GOP tax and jobs bill. President Trump will soon sign into law. BINGO ! ! ! ! !

  • Ron Bischof

    This week’s Caforio political campaign ad shadowboxing against “enemies” who present a statistically irrelevant risk. But hey, it’s all about name recognition for an imported Democrat, eh?

    Fear the FUD, says the Crusading Man of the People! 🙄

    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken

    • Gary Bierend

      Shaggy: “Let’s join together to proclaim in a single voice that such vile viewpoints have no place in our community”

      Sorta goes without saying there Shaggy. Unless of course, you’re talking about censoring points of view that you don’t agree with, is that what your talking about?

  • Bill Reynolds

    Kaforio wants to represent Kaliphonia. LOL

  • Brian Baker

    Carpetbagger Caforio squeaks again.

    Here’s the line that really jumped out at me:

    “…and that our elected officials take the time to listen to different viewpoints and work to represent the entire community — not just those who voted for them.”

    That seems to be the latest mantra of the lunatic leftists who live out here, particularly when criticizing Steve Knight –
    who the Carpetbagger wants to replace – but just what the aitch-ee-double-el is that supposed to mean?

    So, if Carpetbagger Caforio is elected, I can count on him to vote to SUPPORT my Second Amendment rights? Even though both he and his sordid party are against private gun ownership? Is that what it means?

    Or would it be more realistic to expect that as soon as he took office I could reliably predict that he’d be doing everything he could to continue the leftist jihad against private gun ownership?

    And then, once he started doing THAT, wouldn’t that mean he’s no longer representing the “entire community”, since a large portion – the majority – of this community is pro-gun? And isn’t that, then, the EXACT SAME THING he and his nutty brethren criticize Knight for doing?

    About the ten thousandth reason I despise leftism and its proponents.

    • Brian Richards

      If carpetbagger is elected, will he support our desire to end funding for Planned Parenthood? Hypocrites!

      • Brian Baker

        Of COURSE he’s a hypocrite. He’s a Dem/socialist, so it’s by definition.

  • Gil Mertz

    The President’s daughter made a surprise visit to an elementary school this week and some parents were quite upset. If they had known the President’s daughter was going to be there, they would have kept their children at home.

    This is how the left is “normalizing hate”

    When the President attended the opening ceremony for a new Civil Right’s Museum, several black Democrats refused to attend.

    Another disgraceful display of how the left is “normalizing hate”

    At next month’s Golden Globe Awards when Hollywood begins their rounds of congratulating themselves for pretending to be someone they’re not, their dwindling audience will hear hateful comment after hateful comment from today’s celebrities about the President.

    Yep, all about “normalizing hate”

    And yet, these kind of examples were mysteriously missing from Mr. Caforio’s condemnation. No wait…he’s a Democrat. Never mind.

    • Brian Richards

      Gil, let me explain it to you. With the left, they are never wrong and they never point fingers at themselves. They are a sanctimonious bunch who can’t go to the bathroom in the morning without someone from the government telling them how to unroll the TP. They are the most hateful bunch on the planet and we could literally sit here for years giving examples. But what does the carpetbagger mention? A couple right wing wackos that everyone, and I mean EVERYONE on the right has condemned. They are immune to their own hypocrisy and idiocy. But the good news is that the President will say or do something that will make their heads explode and we can sit around and get a good chuckle at it….again.

      • Gil Mertz

        You’re right, Brian, but I think you’re being way too kind in your description of our misguided friends on the left. The only ones trying to normalize hate is them, even as they condemn everyone else for what they’re doing. Reminds me of all the Democrats who have been whining how Trump didn’t win the election fairly, even as they tried to elect HilLIARy unfairly.

        BTW – we’re now being told that the Mueller Inquisition could last through all of 2018. No evidence after the first year so they will spend another year looking for evidence as they ignore the evidence of Democratic crimes all around them. It’s just further proof that this Inquisition is 100% political. They need this hanging over Trump and the GOP for the mid-term elections. Their sick party has got absolutely nothing else.

        • Dorothy Rothschild

          ” No evidence after the first year”

          You don’t know that. Nobody knows that except the investigators themselves, because they’re not leaking anything.

          Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

          • Gil Mertz

            P-l-e-a-s-e….no leaks? What alternative reality are you living in? And everyone knows if there was evidence, Democrats and their wh0res in the media would be shouting it from the highest roof tops! Look at the reaction when ABC News and CNN blundered with lies about “evidence” recently. They want SOOOOOO bad for this to be true.

            There was NO crime committed, NO evidence, NO witnesses, and NO charges filed to create a Special Counsel against Trump. What an embarrassing travesty of “justice”. The only indictments served had NOTHING to do with the alleged collusion with Russia and the election. And the only hard evidence that has been discovered so far is that the infamous dossier with Russian influence was paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. We’ve also learned that the FBI never put Clinton under oath when they questioned her, like they did with Flynn. We’ve discovered that Comey pre-determined to exonerate Clinton’s crimes before the investigation has completed, and that he altered the criminal language out of his original statement. The evidence points to members of the FBI who discussed a plan as an “insurance policy” in case Trump got elected.

            These are just a few examples of hard evidence that Mueller and his team are ignoring while they’re talking about wasting another year trying to find evidence against Trump.

            Fortunately, the American people are seeing through the sham. As Republicans run next year on the booming economy, more jobs, skyrocketing stock market, lower taxes, and safer borders, the one and only thing the Democrats will run on is “The Russians stole the election two years ago!!!” Good luck with that.

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            Enjoy your time on WND and Breitbart.

          • Gil Mertz

            Just as I thought. Absolutely no counter to the facts I laid out against your party which are pretty devastating, just prejudicial presumptions to diminish the messenger. Do you Democrats make some sort of hypocrisy pledge to join your tribe or are hypocrites just naturally drawn to the Democrat Party?

            No idea what WND is and I never follow Breitbart but I’m guessing you lap up whatever they tell you on MSDNC and the Collusion News Network. LOL!

          • Dorothy Rothschild

            You haven’t laid out any facts at all. YOU DON’T KNOW what evidence or witnesses the special counsel has, nor if they have or haven’t found evidence of crimes, or will file charges.

            What “facts” you have laid out are lies, actually…DJT Jr. himself *admitted* to attempting to collude with Russia. And that dossier (originally funded by anti-Trump *Republicans*)? Turns out pretty much all of it is true. We don’t yet know about the truth of the tales of Trump’s golden showers, but time will tell 🙂

            As for the FBI hatching some plot…enjoy your CT.

          • Gil Mertz

            If it would hurt Trump and help Democrats, you’d insist the law of gravity doesn’t exist. Except for the entertainment value, exchanges with you are a waste of time.

            Tell you what. I’m going to celebrate the historic tax and jobs bill that passed today and what it means for America. You keep focusing on the Russian conspiracy. LOL!!!

          • Brian Richards

            AT&T just announced a thousand dollar bonus for 200,000 employees because of the tax cut. Somehow the left will paint this as bad and that it will mean the end of life as we know it. MAGA!

          • Ron Bischof

            We’ve been told ad nauseum by Leftist fans of statism that tax cuts only benefit “the rich and corporations”.

            It’s so cool that AT&T has 200k rich people working for them and serving their respective communities!

          • Gil Mertz

            Oh, it gets better.

            With news of the new tax law, the stock market flirted with 25,000 today. Absolutely stunning!!

            Comcast NBC Universal announced it would issue $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 workers and would invest $50 billion in U.S. infrastructure.

            Boeing announced $300 million in charitable and employee-related investments.

            Wells Fargo announced that it was raising hourly pay to $15 and would make $400 million in charitable donations.

            Fifth Third Bank announced it was also raising pay to $15 an hour and issuing $1,000 bonuses to more than 13,000 workers.

            Remember, Democrats and their lying reps in the media predicted that Trump’s election a year ago meant doom for America and they couldn’t have been more wrong. Now we’re supposed to listen to these same partisan bozos as they predict another forecast of doom?

            Pelosi is right that this law means Armageddon. It’s Armageddon for the Democratic Party! I’m lovin’ it!!!

          • Brian Richards

            CVS hiring an extra 3,000 employees! I can’t wait for the comments from Brez and Lois and Steve on this horrible news.

          • Gil Mertz

            Funny how Democratic Voices disappeared this week, but they’ll be back with a vengeance.

            We are understanding why Democrats and their trained seals in the media were ranting this was such a bad bill. Because they KNEW this was good for the country and it would help boost Trump. As the economy continues to rise and millions of American families enjoy the tax relief, Democrats will have a lot of ‘splainin to do that not one, not a single Democrat voted to give any money back to the tax payers.

          • Brian Richards

            But they do have a point Gil. If only we went back to the Obama tax breaks. You remember them don’t you?

          • Ron Bischof

            Are you referring to the Bush era tax cuts extended permanently by Congress that Obama signed in exchange for a symbolic expiration on the “rich”, Brian?

            “JCT estimates show that ATRA makes all but $624 billion of those $3.4 trillion in tax cuts permanent.[4] It thus makes permanent 82 percent of the Bush tax cuts, while letting 18 percent expire.”

            https://www.cbpp.org/research/budget-deal-makes-permanent-82-percent-of-president-bushs-tax-cuts

          • Brian Richards

            No, I was being sarcastic. Obama never gave us tax cuts, only increases.

          • Ron Bischof

            Oh, I know. Obama only signed the extensions for political expediency.

            Here’s his actual philosophy:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jr3Ceu894

            The look on Clinton’s face as he struggles is priceless!

          • Gil Mertz

            Something I’m finding hilarious is how the Democrats are now insisting that today’s booming economy should be credited to Obama, despite the deliberate steps Trump has taken to go in a completely different direction than the ex-president. And yet we know if the economy had tanked, it would be 100% Trump’s fault.

          • Brian Richards

            If true, why didn’t it work during any of the 8 years he was President. Yea, yea, financial meltdown. Fine, but what about the last 6 years?

          • Gil Mertz

            “Obama” and “tax breaks” don’t belong in the same sentence. But I do remember how every Democrat jumped on the $836-BILLION stimulus package. This boondoggle was added to our national debt immediately only to have Obama laugh that the “shovel ready jobs weren’t as ready as we thought” What a horrific waste.

    • Paul Dale

      Re: the Golden Globe Awards (or the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, etc., etc.) I got better things to do (like watching paint dry) so I won’t hear the rants of the clowns. 😉