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Dueling free-speech protests face off in Boston

(London Independent) Far-right demonstrators in Boston appeared to be greatly outnumbered by their opponents – perhaps as much as ten to one – as the city braced for two competing rallies.

The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, issued an appeal to the many thousands of people taking part in the two events to be peaceful and show respect.

“I ask everyone to be peaceful today and respect our city. Love, not hate. We stand together against intolerance,” said Mr Walsh. “We will not tolerate violence or property damage of any kind.”

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Tech censorship of supremacists criticized within industry

(Wall Street Journal) The debate intensified over whether the growing number of tech companies that blocked white supremacists and a neo-Nazi website on the internet have gone too far, as a prominent privacy group questioned the power a few corporations have to censor.

The Chief Executive of Cloudflare Inc., one of several internet companies this week to cut ties with Daily Stormer, effectively preventing the neo-Nazi website from appearing on the web, admitted he set a troubling precedent.

“As [an] internet user, I think it’s pretty dangerous if my moral, political or economic whims play some role in deciding who can and cannot be online,” Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of Cloudflare, said in an interview.

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Insulin and disease

Want a real gem of health wisdom that few people have ever heard of? Our bodies have a far harder time processing food than we can imagine.

Overeating causes impaired metabolism leading to insulin resistance, abdominal obesity and inflammation. How serious is this? The answer is that they are markers for heart disease and cancer.

You may not ever read anything about your health more important than the metabolic effects of insulin.

This is serious information that few know about and this is an alternative to conventional drug medicine.

It does not matter what your health concern is, you can do something about it by concentrating on fixing your insulin. You can stop the progression of your health problem or you may reverse it completely depending on how well you digest this information and how disciplined you are to have good and excellent health and to extend your years on this earth.

Since I came across this information, I have read and studied it several times. My excitement continues to increase because I am personally experiencing the benefits of understanding the metabolic effects of insulin.

If you have high triglycerides (cholesterol), severe osteoporosis, severe angina of the heart and of your legs (claudication), cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight or you name it… you have an insulin problem.

Insulin is the common denominator in everything about your health. The way to treat virtually all of the so-called chronic diseases of aging is to treat insulin itself.

Centenarian studies show no health consistency at all except that all the centenarians have relatively low insulin (sugar) for their age and they all have low triglycerides for their age. Note here that your doctor will tell you that high triglycerides (blood fat) means that your diet is too high in fat. Dietary fat does not make body fat. Even butter, coconut oil, animal fat, etc., do not make body fat. Blood sugar gets stored as fat, and excess blood sugar causes high triglycerides. What causes high triglycerides and excess blood sugar? Insulin imbalance.

The variability in lifespan is regulated by insulin. I would like to add that caloric restriction with optimal nutrition also adds to lifespan. Animal experiments have proven that animals live from 30 to 200 percent longer on caloric restriction.

You can be a very thin person and have an excess insulin problem leading to high triglycerides and high cholesterol levels. Remember, the cause is excess insulin and a high lipid profile is the result. High cholesterol does not equal heart disease. High insulin and insulin resistance equals eventual heart disease.

Treating cholesterol is to treat the effect, not the cause as orthodox medicine is doing. I can’t repeat this enough times until the medical cartel’s anti-cholesterol and pro-statin drug crusade is stopped.

Excess insulin applies to all people and children too. It’s our diet. We shove so much sugar from our diet at our cells until they become insulin resistant. Insulin can’t get into our cells, then trouble begins.

Insulin resistance is the basis of all of the chronic diseases of aging because insulin resistance itself is actually the disease of aging. Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, cancer, all the so-called chronic diseases of aging and auto-immune diseases are only symptoms.

All are diseases of aging caused by insulin sensitivity or insulin resistance.

Modern medicine is symptomology or the treatment of symptoms. The treatment of symptoms is a business, not a medical therapy.

Insulin resistance and magnesium

A less known fact is that insulin also stores magnesium. But if cells become resistant to insulin, we can’t store magnesium and we lose it through urination. Adequate intracellular magnesium is absolutely essential to health and most especially heart health.

Magnesium is required for all energy-producing actions that take place in the cell.

Calcium restricts and magnesium relaxes. So when we are low in magnesium, and most everybody is, then we have a constant restriction of blood vessels which guarantees the aging process.

In this way, sugar and carbohydrates are killing millions of people as well as causing accelerated aging of the population. This high insulin epidemic is tantamount to national suicide. Think of insulin as a sugar (carbohydrate) disease.

When we can’t store magnesium because we have eaten too much sugar and carbohydrates and consequently developed insulin resistance, we begin to lose magnesium, blood vessels constrict, blood pressure rises, energy goes down, and aging is on the fast track along with heart disease.

High insulin is the cause of high cholesterol and plaque buildup in the arteries. Instead of taking cholesterol (statin) drugs, reduce insulin by getting on a lifetime diet of very low sugar and carbohydrates. Your quality of life will go straight up and the medical mafia will lose their monthly sales of cholesterol drugs.

Usually we think of fat people mostly as insulin resistant. But even if you are slim and trim you can have it and drop dead with a heart attack. Millions do! There is a direct correlation between insulin levels and health or sickness as the case may be.

Osteoporosis

High levels of insulin diverts calcium, some to be excreted in the urine and some diverted to metastatic calcifications, including in the arteries.

Seniors don’t have osteoporosis because of a lack of calcium. They produce an overabundance of insulin.

Heart failure

Insulin also causes the retention of sodium causing the retention of fluid, which also causes high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is widespread. Conventional doctors treat the symptom of fluid accumulation with diuretics to reduce the water.

Changing the diet to low sugar and low carbohydrates would be the true therapy and restore health without the depletion of potassium as well as restore an enlarged heart to normal.

Studies have shown that heart attacks are two to three times more likely to happen after a high carbohydrate meal and specifically NOT likely after a high-fat meal. Why? Because the immediate effect of raising your blood sugar from a high-carbohydrate meal is to raise insulin which causes arterial spasm and constriction of the arteries.

The lining of your arteries cannot be protected from insulin the way fat cells and liver cells can. Every step of the way, high insulin is causing cardiovascular disease. It fills the arteries with plaque, constricts the arteries, increases platelet adhesiveness and coagulability of the blood — a lot worse as we become seniors. Insulin influences nitric oxide causing vascular restriction. Insulin causes cellular growth — as in cancer. Studies show strong correlations to breast and colon cancers.

High insulin levels are our modern plague caused by the recommended diet of very high carbohydrates (“healthy” whole grains that are constantly pushed on us) and very high sugar, including corn sugar (high fructose corn syrup). Mainstream cardiologists rarely warn you of this. They are only interested in dispensing drugs which they and the general public are “educated” to think of as “cures.”

Set your goal to read Dr. Michael Cutler’s The Insulin Factor as soon as you can. He shows you how you can virtually cancer-proof your body through insulin balance. Dr. Cutler also reveals why the biggest threat to our health is the big sugar (carbohydrate) loads that we regularly consume, hidden in our food. It makes us expire when we retire instead of living to 100 against the wishes of those who run the animal farm.

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Which statues Pelosi wants out of Capitol

Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol

Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is angry.

After serving for 30 years in the Capitol, she decided Friday enough is enough.

No, she’s not quitting.

She’s determined, she says, to see all the Confederate statues in Statuary Hall removed – nine of 10, members of her own party, as were all prominent politicians from the South.

“There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” the current House minority leader said.

So which statues does she want eradicated?

1. Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy – a Democrat from Mississippi.
2. Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy – a Democrat from Georgia.
3. General Robert E. Lee, a Virginian who never dabbled in politics.
4. General Joseph Wheeler, an Alabama Democrat.
5. James Zachariah George, a Democrat from Mississippi.
6. Wade Hampton III, a Democrat from South Carolina.
7. General Edmund Kirby Smith, a Democrat from Florida.
8. Zebulon Baird Vance, a Democrat from North Carolina.
9. John E. Kenna, a Democrat from West Virginia.
10. Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, a Democrat from Georgia.

“Nancy Pelosi has been walking through those halls of the Capitol for 30 years, and, all of a sudden, she wants to see these statues removed,” said Rush Limbaugh. “Do I have to even explain how ridiculous that is?”

The 100 total statues on display are part of the National Statuary Hall Collection and aren’t chosen by Congress. Each state contributes two statues, chosen by their state governments, according to the architect of the Capitol.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, believed to be mulling a possible run for president in 2020, said Wednesday he plans to introduce a bill to remove the statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol building.

“This is just one step,” Booker tweeted. “We have much work to do.”

The story that the establishment didn’t want you to see: “The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson,” by David Barton. Now at the WND Superstore.

Ironically, during the Civil War and for more than 100 years afterwards, the Democratic Party dominated Southern politics.

It was America’s first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the first major step toward eliminating slavery from the states.

Over the last 100 years, Democrats have controlled Congress almost twice as long as Republicans and there have been 35 years when they controlled both houses and the presidency. But only in 2017 did the Confederate statues in the Capitol become an issue for them.

Some suggest it’s a way to help eradicate the strong Democrat connection with the Confederacy – something about which Americans are oblivious. Not only did Republicans lead the charge against slavery, they also were targeted for death and intimidation by the Ku Klux Klan, which represented the military wing of the party.

But, today, Democrat lawmakers are accusing President Trump of being proponent of white supremacy, even though he has repeatedly condemned the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” she said in a statement. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”

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Prominent Islam critic files complaint over poisoning

Reykyavik, Iceland

Reykyavik, Iceland

Prominent Islam expert Robert Spencer has filed an ethics complaint against a doctor in Iceland who treated him for poisoning after a speech in the island nation.

Authorities also are considering whether or not to issue an indictment in the case.

Spencer, noting physician Hjalti Már Björnsson writes for a “hard-left” Icelandic publication, suspects Björnsson’s “curious downplaying of my poisoning” was politically motivated.

Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer

As WND reported, a medical report in May confirmed Spencer’s claim that he was drugged by an Icelander in a Reykjavik restaurant after giving a speech on Islam and the future of European culture.

Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch, believes someone who recognized him at the restaurant where he dined after the speech approached him, declaring himself to be a fan, and slipped drugs in his drink. Shortly after the encounter, another Icelander came up to him and shook his hand and said, “F— you,” prompting Spencer to leave the restaurant.

But Spencer said that about 15 minutes later, when he got back to his hotel room, he began to feel numbness in his face, hands and feet, and was trembling and vomiting. His heart was racing dangerously, and he ended up staying in the hospital’s emergency department overnight.

Spencer filed the charges against Hjalti Már Björnsson, an emergency doctor at Landspítalinn in Reykjavik, with the Ethical Committee of the Medical Association of Iceland and the director of health.

The local news service DV reported the criminal investigation of Spencer’s case has been transferred to the police’s prosecution division, which will decide whether or not to issue an indictment.

In his ethics complaint, Spencer says he believes the physician did not provide him with correct information when he sought medical treatment and suspects political motivations explain the doctors conduct.

“[The doctor] told me only that I had Ritalin in my bloodstream, and seemed skeptical when I told him that I never took Ritalin,” Spencer wrote to the ethics committee, according to DV.

The doctor stated in his one-page report, dated May 12, that Spencer tested “positive for amphetamine and MDMA.” MDMA, commonly known as “ecstasy,” typically causes an increase in heart rate.

In his complaint, Spencer said the doctor told him “he thought the medical lab tests were mistaken – without explaining to me what the test had revealed – and told me that I had simply had a panic attack.”

In May, Spencer explained why the diagnosis was unlikely.

“I’ve never had a panic attack in my life, even after jihadis attacked our event in Garland,” he said. “Also, why would I have a panic attack after a successful event?”

Spencer was referring to the free-speech event he co-hosted in Garland, Texas, in May 2015 that was attacked by jihadists allied with ISIS. WND reported from the scene.

“I can only surmise that the doctor knew who I was and didn’t want me to use the incident to make the Icelandic left look bad,” Spencer told WND.

“When he spoke to me, he mentioned only Ritalin, and seemed skeptical when I told him I had never taken Ritalin.”

Spencer said the doctor didn’t mention MDMA to him, although it ended up in the report.

“He also went on about stress, urging me to stop doing what I do, without any evidence that I have ever found it particularly stressful,” Spencer continued. “His intent seemed to be to get me to believe that I had not been drugged and should stop speaking out against jihad terror and Shariah oppression.”

Spencer also noted the doctor admitted Spencer was drugged but said it was not a “serious poisoning.”

“How much poison must one be given for the poisoning to be ‘serious’?” Spencer asked. “I had most of the symptoms of MDMA overdose. That’s serious enough for me.”

Robert Spencer reveals Islam’s ongoing, unshakable quest for global conquest and shows why the West today faces the same threat as the Crusaders did

Along with directing Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Spencer is author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)” and “The Truth About Muhammad.” His latest book is “The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran.”

Medical report for Robert Spencer

Medical report for Robert Spencer

‘Firestorm of abuse’

Spencer said in May his visit had “triggered a firestorm of abuse in the Icelandic press, all based on American leftist talking points.”

The Icelandic press noted he was banned by the United Kingdom from entry in 2013, but didn’t mention it was for saying that Islam has doctrines of violence. He also was condemned for supporting Israel and falsely accused of inciting the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik to kill.

Spencer said it’s clear that “jihad and Islamization are not subjects that Icelandic politicians and media opinion-makers want Icelanders to discuss.”

The lesson learned from his trip to Iceland, he said, is “media demonization of those who dissent from the leftist line is direct incitement to violence.”

“By portraying me and others who raise legitimate questions about jihad terror and Shariah oppression as racist, bigoted Islamophobes, without allowing us a fair hearing, the media in Iceland and elsewhere in the West is actively endangering those who dare to dissent.”

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community.

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Islamist propaganda coming soon to local newspaper near you

Nihad Awad is one of the co-founders of CAIR, a notorious front group for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, whose stated goal is to spread the principles of Shariah law across the globe.

Nihad Awad is one of the co-founders of CAIR, a notorious front group for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, whose stated goal is to spread the principles of Shariah law across the globe.

An investigative journalism center is passing off as fact a report by the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations that hate crimes against American mosques jumped sharply in 2015 and continue to occur at historically high rates — about once every three days.

ProPublica is a New York City-based nonprofit journalism center partially funded by billionaire George Soros that shares data-driven investigative stories with newspapers of all sizes and local TV stations across the United States.

But ProPublica‘s newest project on hate crimes is raising eyebrows because of its reliance on a questionable source for its data. The report says more than 370 “hate incidents” directed at U.S. mosques and Islamic centers have been catalogued by CAIR since April 2013.

“Most of the incidents are threats to worshippers’ lives or acts of vandalism,” according to the report, which depends solely on CAIR for its list of anti-Muslim hate crimes.

CAIR, which ProPublica refers to as simply “a civil rights group,” was tied to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist organization Hamas during the Holy Land Foundation trial that was prosecuted during the Bush administration, and nearly a dozen of CAIR’s leaders and former leaders have been charged and/or convicted of terror-related crimes.

See WND’s Rogues’ Gallery of terror-tied CAIR officials.

The ProPublica reporting contains an interactive map that shows where and when hate crimes and incidents allegedly occurred. In Washington State, for example, three incidents were logged:

  • Jan 2017 – Man charged with hate crime in alleged assassination threats against Bellevue mosque.
  • Sept. 2014 – Burbank, CA man protests outside the Islamic Center in West Richland, WA.
  • July 2015 – Hate message scrawled on Spokane Muslim center.

The report quotes Zainab Arain, a coordinator at CAIR who oversees the reports, as saying the organization saw a spike in hate incidents against mosques “during election years and after news coverage of major terrorist attacks.”

One revealing statement in the article says: “Note: ProPublica has not researched whether any updates or follow-ups to these articles exist.”

In other words, ProPublica did very little of its own independent research to confirm CAIR’s findings, or to determine whether there were any updates or changes in the original stories, notes Philip Haney, a former Homeland Security officer who co-authored the whistleblower book “See Something Say Nothing.”

Haney said many supposed anti-Muslim “hate crimes” reported in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election were reported as fact but later turned out to be fake reports. CAIR, however, never followed up to inform its followers on Twitter and Facebook that many of these initial complaints of “Islamophobia” were in fact pure fiction.

“Can we trust an organization that was proven by the Department of Justice to be directly involved in the support of Hamas? That to me is the fundamental question,” Haney said. “We should have never moved away from that fundamental question. Whether or not CAIR has any legitimate place in the social, political and law enforcement arenas of our country when that organization has already been proven by the DOJ to be affiliated with the known terror group Hamas should have been addressed a long time ago, and the fact that it has not been addressed from either a political or law-enforcement perspective means that nothing they say should be trusted because we have never resolved the issue of their relationship with Hamas.”

Clare Lopez, vice president of research and analysis for the Center for Security Policy, said CAIR has no conscience in its brazen attempt to make Muslims the victims, even as dozens were mowed down in Barcelona Thursday, innocent victims of yet another Islam-inspired terror attack.

“Hundreds of people are lying dead and grievously injured in actual deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists all over Western Europe, Israel, and the U.S. as well. The Islamic State, a jihadist would-be caliphate, claims responsibility for some of them – but the inspiration in every case comes from the doctrine, law and scripture of Islam. That CAIR, a HAMAS front group, could even think to whine about some graffiti and a few protests at a time like this seems to me obscene.”

The media and government ambivalence toward CAIR is similar to what is now happening with Antifa, the radical left-wing group that goes around the country adding violent fuel to peaceful protests, Haney said.

“They did not have a permit to protest at Charlottesville and yet all the focus has been on the white supremacists and Nazis. The whole equation is incomplete and our whole country is on a course that’s going to run us right off a cliff because we’re not addressing these challenges to our constitutional republic with courage and honesty,” Haney said. “We’re allowing groups like CAIR and Antifa and Southern Poverty Law Center to set the agenda.”

Dr. Mark Christian grew up in a prominent Muslim family in Egypt and converted to Christianity as an adult.

Dr. Mark Christian grew up in a prominent Muslim family in Egypt and converted to Christianity as an adult.

Dr. Mark Christian, founder of the Global Faith Institute, said Islam is not only attacking the West but also abusing the freedoms it finds here, “using it all for their own good and own agenda.” This is part of what the Muslim Brotherhood terms “civilization jihad.”

“Unfortunately it is working,” said Christian, formerly Mohamed Abdullah, who grew up in Cairo, Egypt, the son of a prominent Muslim Brotherhood father before converting to Christianity in his late 20s and later moving to America.

“You are a bigot, a racist, anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-First Amendment and Bill of Rights if you dare say one thing critical about Islam,” Christian said.

Many prominent politicians in the U.S. and Europe have fallen for this line, Dr. Christian says. It started with President Bush saying Islam is a “religion of peace,” and it gained more adherents during the Obama administration.

“Hillary Clinton said terrorism has nothing to do with Islam and people blaming Islam for terrorism leads to more terrorist attacks and putting us all in harm’s way,” he said.

“All of the above is false and based on nothing other than Muslim Brotherhood front groups engaging in their civilization jihad by using the American media as their own private propaganda machine.

“The Muslim Brotherhood, aka CAIR, is basically abusing our own system to cripple us and make us all more susceptible and vulnerable, soft targets for their jihadists,” Christian added. “The end result is simple – they, the Islamists, win and get their agenda of supremacy accomplished and we lose everything, our freedom included.”

All of the freedom-snatching policies will be implemented under the guise of hate speech, he said.

“The events of last week play right into their propaganda narrative and I would not be surprised if we learn down the road that the Islamists’ hands were somehow involved in what took place in Charlottesville,” Christian said. “I would also not be surprised to see more events like last weekend’s organized and exploited in the future.”

By accusing its critics, and implying that all criticism of Islam amounts to hate-speech, groups like CAIR are able to silence their opponents and implement de facto blasphemy laws against Western citizens. Islamic blasphemy laws make up the cornerstone of Shariah in Muslim countries.

Dr. Christian said he ran into this pro-Islamic censorship Friday on Twitter, following the Barcelona terror attack.

“At that exact same time the top-trending tweet on Twitter was someone saying ‘I hope Trump is assassinated.’ That was in the same minute that my tweet was removed where I was saying nothing other than ‘this carnage and hate of Islam has to be defeated.’

“Twitter removed my tweet and I received a notice saying it had to be removed because it violated their rules against hate speech.”

“So, are they going to be pushing for blasphemy laws in the West? Absolutely, and they will do it under the guise of hate speech.”

Lopez said efforts by CAIR and by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is the Brotherhood’s water boys at the United Nations and among Western courts, seek to silence all criticism of Islam. This not only violates the U.S. First Amendment, but serves to advance the objectives of Islamic law (Shariah), under which the capital “crime” of slander is defined as essentially “anything that a Shariah-compliant Muslim would dislike.”

“That sweepingly subjective definition, of course, includes speaking truth about Islam and those who wage jihad in its name,” she said.

ProPublica has received funding from the Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corp., Hewlett Foundation, Sandler Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. In 2010, it received a two-year contribution of $125,000 each year from Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

“CAIR is Hamas, they were founded by two former Hamas agents, Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad,” Haney said. “They, along with the whole Islamic Shura Council of North America, were wiretapped by the feds in 1993 in Philadelphia talking about forming a Hamas-type organization that would defend the interests of Islam in America called the Islamic Association for Palestine, which later became CAIR.

“We have known who these people were for 25 years. Why are we still listening to them and giving them positions of influence within American culture?” he added. “Until we resolve that, it’s just going to get worse. They were just invited to the State Department last week to meet with [Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson’s boys and present their grievances about the situation in Jerusalem and the mosque there.”

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Bannon’s exit means ‘Obama wins 3rd term’

Steven Bannon

Steven Bannon

The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House Friday drew strong responses from both left and right.

Some conservative activists who have supported Trump feared the loss of Bannon made it less likely the president would fulfill campaign promises made to the Republican base that helped elect him, while Democratic lawmakers and activists who viewed Bannon as a divisive figure celebrated his exit.

Longtime Republican activist Richard Viguerie, arguing “personnel is policy,” asked whether or not Bannon’s department signaled the end of Trump’s commitment to govern as a conservative.

“It seems that the West Wing is now being run by the liberal Democrats,” said Viguerie, the chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “Gary Cohen, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, General John Kelly, H.R. McMaster and the Obama holdovers at the NSC have all survived and thrived, while the conservatives like Steve Bannon, Derek Harvey, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Rich Higgins and even the establishment Republicans like Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer, have been run off.”

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Viguerie said he wondered if Bannon’s departure “signals a general purge of conservatives on the White House staff.”

“When Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway joined Donald Trump’s campaign, conservatives were electrified – and many who had previously been skeptical were convinced that a Donald Trump administration would be a conservative administration as long as Steve and Kellyanne were at Trump’s side,” said Viguerie.

Now, he said, “with few conservatives left in senior positions at the White House, we conservatives are rightly skeptical that Donald Trump’s many commitments to us will be fulfilled.”

Bannon has wasted no time since leaving the White House, however, returning to his role as executive chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chairing the company’s evening editorial meeting. Axios reported Bannon met for five hours with the chief funder of Breitbart, Bob Mercer, to prepare to “go to war” against “globalists” in the White House he believes are ruining the Trump administration.

WND CEO and founder Joseph Farah said Bannon “represented the heart and soul of the real Trump constituency – the people who elected the president.”

“He understands what resonated with that constituency and what their priorities were better than anyone but Trump himself,” Farah said. “He understands what their expectations are for a successful presidency. Yes, he was a lightning rod for the left, but he was serving in that necessary role by absorbing the shocks that would otherwise be hitting the president himself.”

The White House officially said White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Bannon “mutually agreed” that Friday would be Bannon’s last day.

“We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” said a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders.

At the press conference Tuesday that caused an uproar over Trump’s assertion “both sides” are to blame for Charlottesville and have “very fine people,” Trump defend Bannon against charges of bigotry but signaled his future in the White House was in doubt.

“He is not a racist. I can tell you that. He is a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard,’ Trump said in response to a question about whether he would remain.

‘We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon. He is a good person and I think the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly.”

Breitbart Editor Joel Pollak wrote that with Bannon’s departure, Trump “risks becoming Arnold Schwarzenegger 2.0”

Schwarzenegger, he wrote, “carried the hopes of conservatives in the Golden State, who saw him as a vehicle for their ideas, even if he was not a doctrinaire conservative himself.” However, “after struggling with intense media criticism, and after losing a key referendum on reforms to state government, Schwarzenegger gave up on his agenda, and abandoned the political base that had brought him into office.”

Pollak described Bannon as the “conservative spine of the administration.”

“His infamous whiteboard in the West Wing listed the promises Trump had made to the voters, and he was determined to check as many of them off as possible,” he wrote.

But with Bannon gone, “there is no guarantee that Trump will stick to the plan.”

The non-profit Americans for Limited Government said Bannon will be missed.

“We believe that Steve Bannon has been a great part of the success of the Trump administration this year. Ultimately President Donald Trump is true North in the White House and it is our hope that he will replace Mr. Bannon with someone who shares his vision for America,” said the group’s president, Rick Manning.

Robert Spencer said that with Bannon’s departure, Trump “has reneged on the promises that got him elected, and betrayed the American people.”

“In,” he said is National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who calls Islam a “religion of peace,” believes “the Iran nuke deal is a great idea” and considers Israel “an occupier and oppressor.

“Out,” he said, is Bannon, who provided a “realistic analysis of the global jihad threat, confrontation of Iranian aggression, strengthened alliances with Israel and other states on the front lines of the global jihad.”

‘Welcome news’

On the left, Bannon was accused of promoting white supremacy and anti-Semitism, without offering any evidence. People of all political stripes who know Bannon have repeatedly insisted he is not a racist, and in the infamous “off-the-record” discussion he had this week with the progressive American Prospect magazine he called white supremacists “clowns” and “losers.”

Nevertheless, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon’s exit is “welcome news, but it doesn’t disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Pelosi said the Trump administration “must not only purge itself of the remaining white supremacists on staff, but abandon the bigoted ideology that clearly governs its decisions.”

Similarly, Javier Palomarez, president & CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said his group was “encouraged to hear that the president has decided to heed our call to action by removing Mr. Bannon.”

“Bannon has been complicit in the indefensible – lending White House support to neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups,” he said.

“We have pressed the case to administration officials that as long as Bannon’s nexis of anti-Semitism and hate was mere steps from the Oval Office, business would take a backseat to bigotry in the Trump White House.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio tweeted: “Steve Bannon should have never been in the WH. He has promoted anti-Semitism, racism and misogyny, embracing bigotry and hate speech.”

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said on Twitter that Bannon “should have never been a White House official, and his ouster is no substitute for moral leadership from the President.”

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