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Schiff’s Spying on Fellow Members of Congress Imperils All of Us

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

One presidential loser endorses another. – In years past, the endorsement by one former Democrat presidential nominee of a guy who is the current front-runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination would have seemed like  a bit of a non-event. After all, John Kerry and Joe Biden are old Senate colleagues who have been working together to destroy our nation from within for many decades now, so the endorsement by Kerry of his old running buddy on Thursday seems like a natural fit – one past loser endorsing a future loser, as it were.

But then you realize that Joe Biden is the father of ne’er-do-well son Hunter Biden, and Kerry is the stepfather of ne’er-do-well son Chris Heinz, and that both sons have profited to the tune of many, many millions of dollars in their shake-down schemes involving Ukraine and China, and suddenly the endorsement takes on a whole new, almost desperate dynamic, doesn’t it?

Why yes, yes it does. The more you know…

If you still don’t understand exactly how power-mad the Democrats in congress truly are, will the fact that they are now spying on and doxxing fellow members of congress help to convince you? – We here at the Campaign Update have repeatedly invoked comparisons of conduct of the ongoing impeachment clown show by Adam Schiff, Gerrold Nadler and Nancy Pelosi to the basement interrogations and show trials that we used think only happened in Stalinist Soviet Russia and other totalitarian regimes.

We have made those comparisons for good reason: Because they are entirely accurate, right down to Schiff’s conducting of witness interrogations in an actual basement and selectively leaking only the parts of the interviews he wanted for public consumption. Now we have news that we would have thought simply impossible in a constitutional republic just a handful of years ago, news that Schiff has actually been researching metadata records collected by the intelligence community and culling through it in an effort to spy on Republican members of congress.

Nunes appeared on Fox News with the constantly-interrupting Martha MacCallum on Thursday evening to explain exactly the process that Schiff used in his spying operation and the motives behind doing so. Given that the clip below contains subtitles for all the studious readers out there, I did not take the time to try to build a transcript of it:

It is important to understand exactly how unprecedented this situation is. Schiff’s actions, if they go unpunished by Pelosi and the Democrat-majority House “Ethics” Committee now set the precedent of a sitting Speaker approving one member of congress literally spying on the activities of another. It is completely beyond the pale. Sadly, they surely will go unpunished since the Dems on that Committee are every bit as corrupt as Schiff, and Schiff certainly had Pelosi’s approval before going down this road.

Schiff and Pelosi, by using this method – no doubt at the urging of their outside Lawfare Alynskyite lawyers – now open the door for future GOP majorities and speakers and committee chairs to employ the exact same sorts of tactics. Think of it as open warfare and imagine how the tensions and retaliatory actions will escalate over time.

Schiff and Pelosi also went after and received the records of journalist John Solomon, who has become a social outcast among his corrupt media peers for filing a series of extraordinarily well-sourced reports on the Ukraine situation, reports that actually follow the rules of ethical journalism that have been almost outlawed now in the corrupt national news media. Had Nunes and then-Speaker Paul Ryan gone after some hack at the New York Times during the previous two years, the media would have been in full outrage mode for years. But because this is a case of Democrats going after an actual working journalist, the response from the media establishment has been crickets.

This is a truly frightening development for our country. We now have the majority party in one house of congress actively spying on members of the minority party and members of the press, and placing the results of their spying into a formal committee report. Even more frightening is the fact that the press – which is supposed to serve as the public’s watchdog holding abusive politicians accountable – is as a group sitting in Pelosi’s lap begging her to give another scratch of its collective head with her gnarly fingers.

What this all tells us is that the Democrats and their media toadies view this impeachment effort as an all-or-nothing game. They view President Trump as a truly existential threat to their bases of power and corrupt way of life and are willing to go to any lengths to rid him from their midst.

Despite all the seemingly comforting words coming from some GOP members of the Senate, no one should just assume that the Republican majority there will hold together and kill this atrocity of an impeachment effort once it falls into their laps. After all, if the Democrats have no compunction against spying on their fellow members of the House, do you think they would hesitate for a moment to take similar actions against vulnerable GOP members of the Senate?

Remember: This is the party of the Clintons we are talking about here.

The next few months are a very dangerous time for our country. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

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A Slurring, Bumbling Pelosi Demands Articles of Impeachment

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[Note: Today’s Campaign Update will be on a delayed morning schedule from November 30 through  December 4.]

In an utterly predictable move the Democrats have been planning to take since the day after the 2016 elections, a slurring and bumbling Nancy Pelosi announced this morning that she is asking her committee Chairmen, Jabba the Nadler and Bugeyes Schiff, to go ahead and vote out their articles of impeachment that were written for them by a bunch of radical leftist Lawfare lawyers. No surprise and really no big deal.

Here’s a clip of Pelosi’s embarrassing performance, followed by a partial, verbatim transcript:

Transcript – all misspellings and grammar errors are exactly as they came out of the doddering Speaker’s mouth:

Lel us begin where our Founders began in 1776. “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to zuh, to dizzolve the policul bonds which have connected them with another.”

With those words, our founders courageously began our deculrashun of independence. [deep breath] From an oppressive monarch. For among other grievances the King’s refusal to follow rightfully passed laws. In the course of today’s events it becomes necessary for us to address among other grievances the President’s failure to fafully execute the laws [hard stop with lips oddly pursed].

hwhen crafting thuh conssstution the founders feared the return of a moncarchy. In America. Hahhvin just fought a war for independunce they specifically feared the prospect of a king president corrupted by foreign influence. During the constitushonul convention James Madison, the architect of he constitution warned that a pressdunt migh betray his trusht to foreign powers.

Whish migh prove fatal to the Repubuc.

Another founder, Governor Morris  feared that a presdint may be bribed by a greater interest. To betray his trust. He empasized that this magistrut is uh not thuh king. The people are the king [weird grin at this thought].

They therefor cruayted a constitutional remedy to protecth gainst a dangerous [swallows something, perhaps the gerbel running around in her mouth] or a corrupt leader. [another swallo, perhaps the gerbel’s tail got stuck in her dentures].

Impeachment.

Unless the constitution contained an impeachment provision. One founder warrened. A prezdent migh s quo “spare no effort or means whatsoever to get himself [rapid eye-blinking here] re-elected. Simillly, George Mason insisted that a prezdunt who procured his appointment in the first instance through improper and corrupt acts might repeat his guilt and return to power.

[End of partial transcript]

It goes on for another three minutes, but you get the point. The Democrats are simply carrying the “Russia Collusion” fantasy they invented in mid-2016 to its final conclusion. Indeed, in response to a reporter’s question, Pelosi bluntly stated that “This isn’t about Ukraine, it’s about Russia.” It’s a despicable, depraved disgrace to the constitution and congress, but hey, it’s Nancy Pelosi and her gang of circus clowns – what else would you expect?

The best part came after San Fran Nan was finished. As she was leaving the room, Fox News reporter James Rosen asked her if she hates the President. Watch this demented reaction from the person who is, frighteningly, just two steps from the presidency:

Transcript:

I don, I don’t hate anybody [wagging her finger at the reporter like a deranged school marm screaming at her kids to get down off those monkey bars].

We don’ hate anybody, no anybody in the world. You accuse me of ma

Reporter: I did not accuse you.

You did. You did.

Rosen: I asked a question.

You did.

Rosen: Representative Collins yesterday suggested that the Democrats are doing this simply because they don’t like the guy…

I din…I had nothing to do with that I s….I think that this Prezdunt is a coward when it comes to helping our, our, our, um, kids…who are fraid…uh, um gun violence. I think he is cwuel when he dudn’t deal with uh,uh, helping the dreamers, th, of which we are very proud.

I think he is in denial about the constitution, about the uh, climate crissses. However, that’s about the election. This is about the ele..take it up in the elect…This is about the constitution of the Unit states and the facts that lead to thuh prezduntsh [dentures getting loose in her mouth now] of is oaf of office.

[Now this lifelong promoter killing babies plays the “as a Catholic” card] As a Catholic, I rusen you using the word…hate in a sentence that addresses me [says the most hateful woman in the history of the United States congress].

I don hate anyone, I was waised in a way that is full…a heart full of love…and pray for the Prezdunt. And I still pray for the Prezdunt. I pway for the Prezdunt all the time. So don mess wif me when it comes to words like that.

[End]

You seriously could never make these people up. Not in a million years. This woman needs help.

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Why the Horowitz Report Will Likely do Nothing to Advance the Cause of Justice

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Note: Today’s Campaign Update will be on a delayed morning schedule from November 30 through  December 4.]

Just a reminder: Do not put any hopes on Michael Horowitz doing anything to help bring the Coup Cabal to justice. – As we have repeatedly pointed out, Mr. Horowitz’s job is to investigate and provide cover for the bureaucracy that pays his salary. His internal role at DOJ is to “investigate” alleged wrongdoing among its employees and then to provide rationale arguing why that wrongdoing was nothing more than violations of internal policies, a simple lack of candor, innocent mishandling of documents, etc.

He might make the occasional criminal referrals targeting low-level functionaries – the Peter Strzoks and Lisa Pages of the world – but if you’re waiting for him to do the same where Jim Comey or Rod Rosenstein or Sally Yates are concerned, you are going to be highly disappointed when his long-awaited report on FISA abuse is released next week. So don’t hold your breath anticipating any real effort to bring the real bad actors in all of this to anything resembling justice coming from a career apparatchik like Horowitz.

In fact, the media supporters of the coup cabal have been working overtime this week to prop up Horowitz and mask the reality that his latest report is going to be just another basic white-washing of rampant DOJ corruption during the Obama years. A great example of this coordinated effort between the DOJ butt-coverers and their media supporters came recently from the New York Times, who else?:

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz put together a chart of all the mistakes he found the FBI made in the process of obtaining warrants to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

The list of “numerous” errors and omissions appears in a draft report containing the findings of Horowitz’s year-and-a-half investigation examining the DOJ’s and the FBI’s compliance with legal requirements and policies in applications filed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to the New York Times.

See, in the world of Michael Horowitz, even the most egregious abuse of the process or leaking of classified material or defrauding of the FISA courts is just a “mistake,” an “error” or an innocent “omission,” all to be explained away as quietly as possible in order to protect and preserve the institution. Why, he’s even going to provide a nifty chart to illustrate it for all of you visual learners out there. The bad actors might or might not be fired as punishment, and the occasional miscreant like Andrew McCabe might be stripped of his pension as a response to findings in one of these reports, but if you’re expecting Horowitz to provide any sort of justice in any real sense of that word, you are barking up the wrong tree.

As if to illustrate that point, the DOJ itself joined in the effort to prepare the public for this non-event report by issuing this public statement:

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Appearing on Tick-Tock Hannity’s show last night, do-nothing Senator Lindsey Graham essentially recited the talking points in that statement:

“Be wary of the Washington Post and the New York Times reporting on what is coming up with Horowitz. They have been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect, to downplay it,” the South Carolina Republican said.

“I can tell you without any hesitation Attorney General Barr has every confidence in the world in Mr. Horowitz,” Graham added. “He believes that he has done a good job, a professional job, and he appreciates the work and the effort he has put into disclosing abuse at the Department of Justice.”

So basically, the message from the DOJ spokesperson du jour and Sen. Graham is to ignore all the media propoganda floating around, read the massive report for yourself (like that’s ever going to happen with 99% of the American public) and make your own judgments.

And then what? Graham says he plans to ask pointed questions of Horowitz when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11, two days after the report is made fully public. Oh, golly, Lindsey, do tell! Do you also plan to point your finger at him and say “tsk-tsk, tut-tut?”

Um, and then what? Is Graham or anyone else in the U.S. Senate going to do anything to demand any real justice? Not really, because they don’t have any power to do so, and probably no intention, either. They can write letters and do their own criminal referrals on the Comeys and Strzoks and McCabes and Pages and Bakers and all the other Cabal players, but as we have repeatedly seen, the professional snakes embeded at DOJ just toss them into the trash can and play the waiting game.

But what about William Barr and John Durham? What about their investigation? Well, as we’ve repeatedly noted, they are your only remaining hope of any real justice ever coming about on any of this. But here’s the deal: William Barr might only have another 12 months at DOJ. If the 2020 election goes the wrong way, he will be out of a job faster than Rod Rosenstein can sign off on a fraudulent FISA application.

Meanwhile, the Michael Horowitz’s of the world go on, remaining embeded within their safe, tidy, butt-covering jobs at the DOJ for as long as they want to hold them. William  Barr is a political appointee who serves at the pleasure of the President; Horowitz is a lifetime apparatchik who serves at his own pleasure and whose lone true function is the preservation of the institution that makes that possible.

For those few who do take the time to read it, Horowitz’s report will no doubt contain a huge amount of very damning information about the real bad actors in the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy play. But unless Barr and Durham decide to act on that information, it will all be long forgotten just a few months from now.

That’s reality.

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Trump Campaign Banishes Bloomberg News – But Why Not CNN?

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Good move. Now do CNN and the New York Times and the Washington Post and… – Trump Campaign Chairman Brad Parscale announced on Monday that the campaign would no longer be offering press credentials to anyone representing Bloomberg News. That inevitable move – labeled as “surprising” by many corrupt media outlets – comes after an internal memo written by Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait announced that the outlet would continue its “tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries.”

So, Bloomberg News desperately wants to be considered a “news” outlet, yet its own Editor-in-Chief proudly boasts to his staff that it is in fact a campaign tool for its owner and his opponents in the Democrat presidential primary. In other words, Bloomberg is just another CNN, NYTimes, WaPo, MSNBC and on and on and on. The sad part of that is that Bloomberg actually does a fine job of business reporting, and if it had just stuck to that mission, this reputational black eye would have never come about.

The only really “surprising” thing about this move is that the Trump Campaign’s action hasn’t been followed – or frankly, led – by a similar action being taken by the White House press team. Why should a self-admitted propaganda outlet for a Democrat Party that has changed its mission from governing  to attempting a never-ending coup d’etat effort be allowed on the grounds of the White House? It makes no sense, just as it makes no sense that Jim Acosta still holds a press pass and John Brennan still maintains his security clearance. You might as well be wheeling a Trojan Horse through the White House gates.

Here is the text of Parscale’s press release announcing the campaign’s decision:

The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong.

Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump. As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly. Presented with this new policy from Bloomberg News, our campaign was forced to determine how to proceed.

Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump Campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events. We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.

Here is the key sentence from that release: “As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly.” While it is true that Bloomberg’s internal memo is an especially egregious admission of journalistic bias, the reality is that we have seen similar admissions of toadying to the Democrat daily narrative by CNN, the New York Times and other major outlets.  Sure, the policies haven’t been “formalized,” but how does John Micklethwait differ from multiple leaked memos we’ve seen from Dean Baquet at the Times and Jeff Zucker at CNN?

It’s exactly the same thing.

So yeah, the singling out of Bloomberg for this form of banishment from access to the President’s re-election campaign is a little surprising, but only because similar action wasn’t taken across a broad spectrum of utterly corrupt propaganda outlets.

A pox on all their houses.

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Michael Wolff Laments a Magazine Industry that is Dying of Self-Inflicted Wounds

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Great, but don’t go making promises you can’t keep. – Political fantasy writer Michael Wolff, the author of the anti-Trump fantasy “Fire and Fury,” promised in a Friday interview with Spectator USA that he plans to say no more about President Donald Trump.

“Every magazine I have ever worked for, and I have worked for them all, is dead or will die shortly,” he explained. “For another thing, Donald Trump is the one consuming subject, sucking all views and opinions into his void, and on this issue I have nothing left to say.”

“Still, even with the collapse of so many journalistic enterprises, many of my former colleagues still go on at great and constant unpaid length on social media or, scrambling for a pay-per-appearance contract, as desperately willing pundits on cable television. Why? People are afraid, it seems, to say nothing,” Wolff proclaimed. “I’m looking forward to trying.”

Ok, so, what this most likely means is the spinner of fables has a new book coming out early next year and has begun his promotional tour early. But really, who gives a damn? He’s a fantasy writer, and not a very good one.

What caught my eye about his comments, though, was this part: “Every magazine I have ever worked for, and I have worked for them all, is dead or will die shortly.” Bingo. And why is that?

Well, we had a wonderful example of why that’s the case just this past weekend, didn’t we? That would be the incident with near-dead Newsweek publishing a false report by Jessica Kwong that the President planned to spend his Thanksgiving Day “tweeting” and “golfing” when in fact he was in the process of making a wearying trip to Afghanistan for a surprise visit with the U.S. troops there.

Kwong was fired as a result, but the name of the specific reporter who filed this specific piece is not even relevant anymore, since her false report was just another in an unending procession of this kind of intentionally false report over the last four years, all designed to damage the President’s reputation. It is seriously as if every newspaper, magazine and TV outlet in America is in a competition to see who among them can abandon all pretense to journalistic ethics the most quickly and abhorrently.

The disgraceful hackery taking place at Newsweek is just a symptom of an industry on its death bed. Newsweek is the magazine version of the New York Times and the newspaper business, or CNN and the TV “news” industry. They are all dying along with the profession of journalism generally

The journalist hacks like to blame the slow-motion death of their industry on the Internet, and the sucking up of all the advertising revenues by Google and Facebook. But that’s a cop-out, an attempt to deflect the blame away from their own failings.

The print industry awoke to the threat posed by the digital space a quarter of a century ago. It is incumbent upon any business that becomes faced with a sudden existential threat to adapt and work harder to improve its product offering and become more competitive.

But by and large, newspapers and magazines reacted not by becoming more competitive and improving their product, but by repeatedly laying people off, cutting their product to shreds and raising prices. With every subsequent cut and price increase, the quality of the product grew worse.

Any sense of journalistic ethics was gradually tossed to the winds along with the jobs of researchers, copy editors and other quality control functions. Thus, we end up with today’s situation at most of these publications with a single person who was poorly-educated in some J-school to do one of these jobs trying to do all of them in a mad rush to get something, anything posted out on the website that might attract some clicks.

And that’s how you end up with a Jessica Kwong – although the name makes no real difference at all because it could have been any one of thousands of people doing the exact same thing every day – becoming the sacrificial lamb at Newsweek for doing nothing more than following that fake publication’s current business model.

The magazine industry is in fact dying a death by slow-motion suicide and Michael Wolff, a guy who made his living by penning highly-sensationalized fantasies in order to maximize clicks, is in fact one of the major culprits. If he can now really make himself “say nothing” on any subject as promised in that interview, he’d be doing his industry – and everyone else – a huge favor.

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That Time Newsweek Pretended to Have Journalistic Ethics

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Wow. Newsweek is pretending to be all journalist-y and stuff now. – As reported here at the Campaign Update on Friday, a fake reporter for the on-life-support fake magazine Newsweek named Jessica Kwong beclowned herself and her corrupt editors by putting out a Thanksgiving morning piece in which she claimed President Trump planned to spend his day “Tweeting, golfing and more.”

But just hours later it was revealed that the President in fact made a secret flight to Afghanistan to spend the day with the U.S. military personnel at Bagram Air Force base. In response to that revelation, Kwong sheepishly issued a tweet in which she claimed to have made “an honest mistake.” Now, we all know that’s a lot of stuff and nonsense – or as Joe Biden would call it, “a bunch of malarky” – because it was obviously an effort by Ms. Kwong to damage the President’s reputation based on false assumptions about his character, something Newsweek and the rest of the corrupt news media outlets do every day.

In response to Kwong’s self-immolation, President Trump himself issued this hilarious tweet:

If this were CNN or the New York Times, you’d normally expect Ms. Kwong to be elevated to an editor’s job or maybe even the editorial board itself for engaging in such shameful hackery and self-humiliation. After all, Paul Krugman and Brian Stelter still thrive despite their serial clownish hackery. But apparently the public outcry towards Newsweek was enough to force the miserable cretins who run that operation to pretend to have suddenly developed a set of journalistic efforts, given that they fired Ms. Kwong on Saturday.

In announcing the firing, Newsweek issued the following laughable statement:

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So, Ms. Kwong is long gone, but Newsweek will struggle on, hoping you will think they have all these, like, “processes” and stuff in place, or something, to prevent it all from happening over and over and over again in the future. Because journalism!

No one should feel sorry for Ms. Kwong. We will no doubt find out in the coming week that she has landed herself a job at some other fake, corrupt news outlet, because the Democrat/media/deep state Axis of Disinformation always rewards its loyal foot soldiers. Newsweek did what it did strictly for reasons of self-preservation, but that doesn’t mean anyone at, say, Politico or Time will have to act accordingly.

Or hey, maybe she’ll grab a job at Bloomberg, a “news” operation so corrupt that it unashamedly brags about the fact that it refuses to investigate any of the myriad Democrat presidential candidates, focusing all of its efforts on President Trump. That seems like an outfit where a clown-suited hack like Jessica Kwong will fit right in.

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The Trump Economy Defies the “Experts” Yet Again

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This damn Trump economy just refuses to cooperate with all the “experts.” – This Black Friday was, at least according to all the “experts” quoted by cable news operations an the nation’s other corrupt media outlets, supposed to be a down year. According to their joint narrative with the Democrat Party, the Trump Economy was supposed to be lurching along into a new recession, one that would arrive just in time to impact President Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020.

Given that 2/3rds of U.S. Gross Domestic Product – GDP – is derived from consumer spending, this media/Democrat/”experts” narrative meant it was necessary for Black Friday’s spending to be down from last year and the year before that. Thus, those were the predictions we were getting from people on MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and on and on throughout the fake, corrupt, narrative-driven media.

But the problem with this narrative is a fundamental one: It is not true. The Trump economy is not bumbling along to another recession at all, as evidenced by third quarter jobs numbers and economic growth estimates having been revised upwards by over 10% in recent weeks. Those revisions would have been taken by real “experts” as warning signs that they were promoting a false story to the American public. But when the “experts” are fake, the warning signs go unnoticed.

The next big warning to the purveyors of fake news should have come when Adobe, which surveys 80 of the top 100 retailers in the U.S., announced early on Friday that Thanksgiving Day online sales had come in at a record high $4.2 billion, a 14.5% increase over 2018. In that same report, Adobe said that Black Friday’s online sales had already reached $600 million by 9:00 ET, a whopping 19.2% rise from 2018, which put it on a pace to reach $7.4 million for the day, far and away a record for any Black Friday, and the second-highest online sales day in history, behind last year’s Cyber Monday total.

Adobe confirmed that $7.4 billion Black Friday total in a follow-up report on Saturday, and now projects that Cyber Monday sales could reach a phenomenal $9.4 billion, almost 20% higher than last year’s record $7.9 billion. And finally, “small business Saturday” sales were projected by Adobe to reach $3.0 billion, up 18% over the record set in 2018.

These are not indicators of an economy limping along towards the contraction the “expert” narrative engineers prefer. While these double-digit jumps in online sales were partially offset by about 6% lower foot-traffic sales at malls and brick-and-mortar stores, per an initial estimate by ShopperTrak, the overall picture this massive consumer spending paints is one of a vibrant and very healthy economy.

Just a personal anecdote about that foot traffic: It may be down slightly across the country, but in Las Vegas it is wall-to-wall people. The little wifey and I touched down here on early Friday afternoon, and everyone we have spoken with is stunned by the masses of people flowing through this city’s casinos and high-end shopping centers this weekend.

It’s just one city, but it makes us wonder if we won’t see those ShopperTrak estimates quietly revised upwards in the coming days. This low-ball estimate followed by a quiet upwards revision process has, after all, become an integral part of the anti-Trump narrative, after all. Why stop now?

In any event, this record Thanksgiving consumer weekend is just one more instance of an agenda-based, narrative-driven media and group of “experts” trying to influence the public into creating a slowing economy based on fear and fear alone. The big problem they have at this point is that they have played the boy who cried wolf so many times now that the public no longer pays any attention to them.

God Bless America and its’ President, Donald J. Trump.

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British Election Will Provide a Preview of Trump’s 2020 Re-Election

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When voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on June 23, 2016 to vote on the referendum on whether to leave the European Union (Brexit) or remain in it (remain), the polls all predicted – by an average of 8% – that “remain” would win handily. But of course we all know that the actual vote ended with a 52-48% Brexit victory.

Five months later, all the polls predicted Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential contest, with the New York Times at one point giving Clinton a 99% chance of prevailing.  In the end, Mr. Trump prevailed with a near-landslide in the electoral college, the only measure that matters in our system.

Keen observers understood that the two elections were fought on basically the same issues: economic malaise, open borders, and general national decline brought to both nations by the forces of globalism and the politicians who impose it on their populations. Voters in favor of Brexit and Trump were under-polled by biased polling organizations, many of whom are run by corrupt media outlets determined to slant their reporting in favor of “remain” and Clinton. A few observers – including Today’s Campaign Update – predicted that the Brexit vote would actually serve as precursor to a Trump victory, which is clearly what happened.

Since those elections were held in 2016, the corrupt and disloyal forces of globalism in both nations have attempted to regroup and reclaim power, while doing everything in their power to deny the voters the fruits of their respective victories. In Britain, Brexit agreements negotiated with leaders in the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May were repeatedly rebuffed in Parliament, with many disloyal members of her own Conservative Party joining forces with the Labor Party – led by the mendacious and corrupt Jeremy Corbin, Britain’s version of San Fran Nan – to vote down every iteration of the proposal.

That failure to deliver led first to the Conservatives losing their parliamentary majority, and ultimately to May’s being replaced earlier this year by early Brexit advocate Boris Johnson. When Johnson saw his own initial proposed Brexit deal voted down in September,  that in turn led to a purging of disloyal Conservatives from the Party, and Johnson’s demanding a so-called “snap election” in which Johnson hopes to win a new mandate from the voters.

With that vote scheduled to take place on December 12, today’s polls in Britain now reflect a decided pro-Conservative, pro-Johnson, pro-Brexit sentiment among the country’s voters. The latest poll from YouGov projects that Johnson’s Party will score its largest landslide win since Lady Margaret Thatcher won her third term in office in 1987. YouGov projects a net Conservative gain of 42 seats, which would give it a clear majority of Parliament’s 650 seats. Although other polls also project a major Conservative victory, the YouGov result seems particularly significant since it was the only major poll to correctly predict the Conservative Party’s big losses in the 2017 elections.

If the December 12 vote does deliver a Conservative majority approaching the 68-seat advantage YouGov predicts, it would manifest the demand from British citizens that Parliament finally act on the mandate they delivered three and a half years ago. Good for them.

So, what does that mean for next November’s elections in the United States? Well, let’s think about it: What has been taking place in the U.S since November 2016? Just as in Britain, the forces of globalism have been working tirelessly, employing every dishonest tool at their corrupt disposal to deny Trump voters the fruits of their victory. President Trump has been subjected to an unending series of hoax ‘scandals’ and fake investigations and clown show impeachment hearings and congressional obstruction and all the fake news our corrupt media establishment can produce, all in an effort by the powers of globalism to regain their lost power.

American voters are becoming weary of the refusal by the Democrat Party to accept the results of the 2016 election, with polls showing more and more Democrats showing up at Trump rallies and pledging their support for the President. This is especially true in the African American community, where multiple recent polls now indicate 34% support for President Trump. If the President can achieve half that much support from the Black community, next year’s election will become an historic landslide.

So, keep an eye on the results from the December 12 voting across the Pond. Just as it did in 2016, the result of that election is likely to eventually serve as a precursor of things to come next November.

That is all.

 

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The New York Times and Newsweek Deliver Thanksgiving Disgraces

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Note: Today’s Campaign Update will be on a delayed morning schedule from November 30 through  December 4.]

Ok, so, what else would we expect from the New York Times, right? Right. Still, the headline that ran with an op/ed piece by the corrupt newspaper’s inept economist, Paul Krugman, betrayed a desperate effort to plumb new depths of journalistic malfeasance by the newspaper of fake record:

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I couldn’t tell you what Krugman says in his latest bit of lame-brainery because it’s behind the Times’s firewall, and we here at Today’s Campaign Update are not in the habit of lending monetary support to the faking of America’s news. But let’s be honest: Nothing Krugman has to say is worth noting anyway. After all, he’s the circus clown who predicted that the election of Donald Trump to the presidency would bring about the total collapse of the U.S. economy, a collapse from which America would “never recover.”

D’oh!

It’s fair to note that Krugman and the Times were not the only corrupt fake journalist/fake news outlet to disgrace themselves on Thanksgiving. Jessica Kwong, a fake reporter for the on-life-support Newsweek – which no longer can afford to exist as a real magazine but still fakes the news in the digital space – issued a tweet early on Thanksgiving that said:

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But later in the day, news broke that President Trump had in fact flown out to Afghanistan in the wee hours of the morning to make a surprise visit and spend Thanksgiving with U.S. military personnel at Bagram Air Field. There he not only dined with the troops, he actually served them their dinner, laughed and joked with them and just generally enjoyed a rare chance to be with real Americans and the troops he loves and supports:

 

This early afternoon revelation led to the fake, corrupt journalist Kwong issuing this “correction”:

An “honest mistake.” Yeah, sure, right, uh-huh. That’s an interesting way to describe going to press with a completely false story with zero sourcing or journalistic process in just another corrupt effort to do harm to the President’s reputation. In today’s 100% dishonest, corrupt media, there is no such thing as an “honest mistake.”

Kwong’s humiliation led to the creation of this sterling Twitter meme:

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To be honest, I don’t remember a time during my 60+ years on earth when Newsweek was a reputable news source, but I suppose it might have been the case before I was born. In any event, it and the New York Times have certainly surrendered all pretense over the last four years.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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