By Robert Jonathan
#Blexit founder Candace Owens is a magnificent spokesperson for the pro-Trump, populist movement. Unfortunately, she went down the same senseless path as Ben Shapiro recently did by making a wholly unnecessary mention of the H word.
By now, everyone should realize that liberal blue-check Twitter is going to immediately pounce on any high-profile conservative’s use of the H word, as Lou Dobbs alluded to in the clip below.
Godfather Politics previously noted in connection with the Shapiro incident that it doesn’t matter if the fake news media takes the use of the H word out of context. That’s what the fake news media does, as do the social justice warriors on anti-social media.
With her remarks going viral, the Turning Point USA communications director cut a four-minute video in which she clarified her statements that were made in December as part of a discussion about nationalism.
Was Hitler a nationalist? (And Leftist journalists are still insane). https://t.co/ulxZXCWquh
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 8, 2019
As persuasive as her response was, when a firestorm occurs over a remark in politics, and you — or your supporters — are explaining or clarifying, you’re already losing.
Owens’ controversial assertions came during a speech in the U.K.
Turning Point just opened a sorely need chapter in Britain, where academia has deteriorated into a venue for left-wing indoctrination, just like here.
— newseditor2010 (@newseditor2010) February 10, 2019
Around the same time as the Owens viral event, Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker, a disingenuous panderer who is running for president, absurdly compared the effort to implement the theoretical “Green New Deal” with fighting Nazis.
Keep in mind, though, that he’s a Democrat, so there was very little scrutiny of this comment by the blue-check set.
Dobbs Cautions Candace
While Fox Business host Lou Dobbs might not be the most effective communicator himself, he gave Owens some important input about knocking off the references to the H word.
“In this business, it’s a very simple thing–the news business. Anybody who brings up Hitler loses, Every single time. So if you’re looking for a metaphor, take it from the old guy: Find another metaphor.”
Owens, fortunately, agreed to take Lou Dobbs’ advice, adding that “I’ve learned my lesson,” acknowledging that moving forward she needs to be “extra careful.”
The actual source of the controversy goes beyond a one-time use of the H word, she implied.
Instead it’s that “the left has me as a major target because I have been effective at delivering conservative principles to the black American community.”
“I’m the number one target because I am leading a revolution called Blexit which is going to encourage black Americans to finally look at the real history, the very racist history, of the Democrat Party, which has not served us,” Candace Owens explained. Case in point: Democrat Va. Gov. Ralph Northam.
Congratulations to Business Insider for being the first publication to publish the ENTIRETY of my comments, not taken out of context.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 9, 2019
Along these lines, history has also demonstrated that those identified as conservatives should never make insensitive, tone-deaf comments about abortion or rape.
In a fair and informative interview with Evie Magazine, the former YouTube star astutely observed, among other things, that “Cultural ineptitude, in my opinion, is political futility.”
I opened up FULLY, to @Evie_Magazine about my vision for Black America. You will definitely want to read this article to hear me in my own words for the first time.
I will NEVER give up on Black America. We must awaken from this liberal nightmare.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 11, 2019
A registered independent, Robert Jonathan is a longtime writer/editor for viral news aggregation websites with a focus on politics and other trending topics. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from “a law school the basketball teams can be proud of.”
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