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Fox News Leads the Parade of Garbage Impeachment Polls

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These impeachment polls are very mysterious and confusing. Until you look at the details, that is.  –  The increasingly-trending-left Fox News came out with a “bombshell” new poll on impeachment Wednesday which Bret Baier solemnly told us shows that 51% of those polled favor both impeachment and removal from office. Baier further said that is an increase of 9% over an earlier poll taken before any of this nonsense about Ukraine broke. Which basically means that every leftist nitwit in the country has always wanted him impeached and removed, which should surprise no one.

This seems pretty strange since the President’s public approval rating in this poll and basically every other poll is essentially the same as it was in August. So, I decided to go take a look into the bowels of the results and guess what I discovered? Fully 48% of this poll’s sample identify as Democrats. This despite the fact that recent polling by Gallup and other organizations show that less than 30% of the U.S. population now self-identifies that way. 40% were Republicans, despite recent polling by Gallup and others showing that less than 30 of the actual population self-identifies that way. That leaves just 12% of this sample taken from the vast middle of the country that identifies with neither party.

This poll is trash. Garbage. A fake poll taken simply to create a fake news story for Bret Baier to parrot. Fox News is almost all the way achieving its goal of becoming CNN.

Ok, so, let’s go on to the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC released on Tuesday. This poll claims to find that 43% of the public favor “supporting [Trump’s] removal based on what they know today,” according to the linked NBC article. Yet, when you go take a look at the details of the findings, here is what you actually discover: When asked whether there is “enough evidence to impeach Donald Trump and remove him from office now,” just 24% in the poll’s sample say “yes.”

TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT.

Another 31% are in favor of holding “an impeachment inquiry to determine of there is enough evidence” to remove the President from office, because Americans just love their investigations. Fine.

But look at how absurdly NBC has misrepresented this poll’s actual findings to the public, simply to create a “news” story that might attract viewers and clicks to its website. It’s a disgrace.

One big difference in this poll as compared to the Fox poll is that it has a more reasonable partisan breakdown of 30% Democrat and 25% Republican, with the rest of the sample basically independents.

These are just two of the most recent of dozens of polls taken on the impeachment and removal questions, and when you look closely at the entire group of them, what you find is that this Democrat/Media coordinated anti-Trump frenzy over the innocuous Ukraine phone call has moved public opinion towards removal from office by maybe 2 or 3 percentage points.

Meanwhile, the President’s public approval rating as measured by the RealClearPolitics average of polls sits at 43.6% approval, slightly above his average for all of 2019.

This is not remotely what the Democrats and their media toadies were hoping to achieve here. Not at all.

They’re gonna need a bigger hoax.

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Anger Over Impeachment is Best Directed at the Fake News Media

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Fake news, fake news everywhere. – The newsfakers at the Associated Press have a report out this morning pushing the claim that Attorney General William Barr was “surprised and angry” when he found out that President Trump had mentioned him on his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinsky.

The source for the AP’s fake report? A ” a person familiar with Barr’s thinking,” who “was not authorized to speak about the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.” In other words, there are two possibilities here: 1) an Obama loyalist still embeded in the DOJ who just made it all up, or 2) the AP reporter just made it all up out of whole cloth in order to create a juicy “news” story.

This reliance on a single anonymous “source” is the worst kind of journalistic hackery, and it is what has enabled the Democrats and their deep state army to keep the nation in a state of perpetual uproar for three solid years now. Many are angry right now at Nancy Pelosi for being the despicable power-mad seditionist in charge of the freak show Democrat caucus in the house of representatives, and that anger is fully justified. Many are also angry at Robert Mueller and Rod Rostenstein and James Comey and John Brennan and Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe and Bruce and Nellie Ohr and all the other treasonous snakes who participated in the first phase of the Democrats’ neverending coup d’etat, and that anger is also completely rational and justified.

But that anger is misdirected if those are you only targets, or even if they are your main targets. Because the reality we face is that none of this could have taken place without the tireless efforts of the mainstream fake news media to facilitate it every step of the way. Because if these politicians and deep state skunks had even the slightest concern about being subjected to honest efforts by curious, aggressive journalists to police their actions and ask them tough questions – you know, the role the founders of our country envisioned for the press – the utterly laughable “Russia Collusion” narrative would have been decimated the day after it was floated by the Clinton campaign back in 2016.

Instead, they are all free to go and do whatever comes into their evil little minds because the know they will never have to pay any price in the realm of media exposure for saying and doing it. Look at what happened in Austin yesterday, where San Fran Nan appeared on stage. There she was allowed to just spew her carefully-scripted talking points without any fear at all of being asked anything resembling a tough question or pressed by the moderator whenever she said something so completely outrageous – like her contention she’s doing all of this to “protect the constitution” – that it would make an average German Shepherd pup laugh out loud in derision.

The most divisive politician in modern history actually said this unchallenged:

“Let us be prayerful. Let us be solemn. Let us try not to make it further divisive,” she added. “But we cannot ignore our oath of office do defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic.”

You seriously could never make this stuff up, folks. The Texas Tribune’s story on the interview naturally puts that quote way up near the top without critical comment.

Pelosi never agrees to make any appearance unless she is confident she will simply be fed a series of softball questions that she could answer without critical scrutiny. Every Democrat in the congress schedules media interviews carefully in the same way, and they have a target-rich environment of media outlets clamoring to perform such trained-monkey interviews. This is also why the DNC refuses to hold a debate hosted by Fox News. They have no concerns that Chris Wallace might ask a difficult question, but hey, they don’t have Bret Baier and Martha MacAllum in their pockets yet, so why take the risk?

Adam Schiff’s completely made-up soliloquy from last Thursday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing is another great example. Although every broadcast network was perfectly willing to interrupt their lucrative daytime program to carry the hearing live, not a single network newscast made any mention of the fact that Schiff’s opening remarks were complete fiction.

The President’s mention of Crowdstrike on that Zelensky call is another prime example of this media refusal to report the truth. As we wrote here last week, that reference is what really has the Democrats  and their media toadies in a panic. It has nothing to do with Joe Biden, who they are perfectly willing to sacrifice at the altar of protecting the deep state.

Four days later, have you seen any mainstream media outlet mention that reference to their readers or viewers? Have you seen any fake journalist attempt to explain to their brainwashed masses what that reference means and why it’s important?

Of course you haven’t. Because if they go down that road, it might raise issues that become impossible for the Democrats to answer. So that gets ignored in favor of publishing pieces and having talking heads on TV who focus on vilifying Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham, who the media and Democrats fear are actually investigating all the stuff James Comey did his best to cover up.

So, yes, be very angry at Pelosi and the Democrat seditious freak show she commands. They deserve your outrage. All of them.

But at the same time, don’t forget to direct your scorn at the fake media establishment that enables them to do what they do. Because the utter lack of an honest media establishment dedicated to holding politicians accountable, regardless of party affiliation, is why the foundations of our society are in the process of crumbling.

That is all.

 

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Godspeed to Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Boy, are we going to miss Sarah Huckabee Sanders. –  President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) has had no better able nor more loyal advisor than White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders. After the President’s initial choice of Sean Spicer for the job turned out to be a failed experiment, to put it nicely, Sanders stepping into the job felt like a breath of fresh air.

Looking back, it is difficult to think of anyone who could have done the intensely difficult job of dealing with an openly-hostile pack of rabid dogs in the White House “press corps” quite so well. She took every question, answered all the taunts and humiliated the little CNN pissant Jim Acosta repeatedly, which was a true service to the nation.

Ultimately, Sanders should be thanked for killing the stupid, counterproductive modern habit of holding a daily White House press briefing. The need to end that daily atrocity on our nation was something I began writing about way back in February of 2017, and had also written about it occasionally during the Bush and even Reagan Administrations (yeah, yeah, I know: I’m old). There is literally no reason at all for any Republican administration to hold these daily baby-sitting sessions for a pack of fake journalists who consider it their job to abuse whomever the spokesperson happens to be and lie about what they and the President have to say.

In reality, most of these fake journalists are true enemies of the people, potential threats to the President and his personnel, and should never have been granted a pass to the White House grounds to begin with. In this Administration, it’s gotten to the point where most of them have served as active participants in an effort to execute a coup d’etat on American soil. That kind of behavior should never be rewarded.

This is what and who Sarah Sanders has had to deal with on a daily basis for the past two and a half years. Thankfully, it has now been 95 days and counting since she last held a “daily” press briefing, and we should all hope there is never another one during this administration. President Trump holds at least one press “gaggle” at which he answers questions himself, as only he can, almost every day, and many days – like yesterday – holds two or three such impromptu availabilities. These gatherings and the President’s own Twitter feed are far and away the most effective communications tool for this particular presidency.

So, who will replace Sanders? Good question, and the Washington Examiner has a good piece this morning examining a dozen possibilities. Of these dozen, I can tell you two who won’t be getting the job: Laura Ingraham and Ainsley Airhart of Fox News. Ingraham would be terrific in the role, but why would she give up her lucrative gig on Fox to take on this daily grind for a fraction of the pay? Hard to imagine.

Airhart is fine as the host of a morning show, but she would be eaten alive by the frothing-at-the-mouth press corps. She wouldn’t last a month. No.

Hogan Gidley, who has served as Sanders’ Deputy throughout her tenure and frequently stepped into the role, is probably the favorite. He has done fine work himself and probably deserves the appointment.

You will note he is also one of just three men on the Examiner’s list. There is a good reason for this, which is that this is a President who really probably needs a woman in this role. He so alpha-male-ish, so blunt and blustery in his own demeanor, that he really needs a softer voice and presence who is also firm and tough as his spokesperson.

If it isn’t Gidley, my personal choice from that list would be Mercedes Schlapp, who currently serves as the White House Director of Strategic Communications. She has been a star in that role and would likely provide a very seamless transition from Sanders.

One name that is not on that list but should be is that of Mollie Hemingway, currently a Senior Editor at The Federalist. Hemingway is a frequent contributor on Fox News, appearing a couple of times every week on Bret Baier’s Fox Report panel where she regularly schools the various fake media hacks Baier likes to bring on for “balance.” No idea if Hemingway has any interest in the job, by my goodness, she would be a great choice.

Regardless of who her replacement happens to be, the nation owes a debt of gratitude to Sarah Sanders. She has been a true star, a shining light of stability in what has been a very chaotic White House on many days. Rumor is that she may be planning to run for Arkansas Governor in 2022, when current GOP incumbent Asa Hutchinson will be termed out. If she does, I’ll be an out-of-state contributor to her campaign.

Godspeed.

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Almost All of You Paid Less Taxes in 2018, And Bernie Sanders Wants That Money Back

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As always, the fake news media was lying to you.  – Yesterday was tax day, and millions upon millions of Americans found out that, as is always the case when it comes to President Donald Trump and his policies, the fake news media has been lying to them for 17 solid months about the impacts the Trump tax cuts would have on their own income tax bills. The fake news media has spent every day since the bill was passed in December, 2017 telling the Big Lie, reciting its joint talking points with their Democrat Party masters, pretending that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was just a giveaway to millionaires and corporations.

But yesterday was the proof point, with pretty much every taxpayer outside of high state income tax states like New York and California getting a very significant cut. Even in those high-tax states, the great majority of citizens paid less tax than they would have under the Obama tax regime.

Still, leftist morons like failed actress Alyssa Milano were out on Twitter, posting mindless nonsense claiming things like “Already this April, we’ve learned that tax refunds are down this year by $6 BILLION”, proving only that they have no clue how the income tax system works. Yes, total tax “refunds” have been lower than under the previous high-tax regime, for two reasons:  1) the most obvious – total tax LIABILITIES are much, much lower under the new system (duh), and 2) the simplification of the system resulted in more accurate tax withholding tables, meaning wage-earners got more of their hard-earned money up-front, rather than overpaying and allowing the government to earn interest on their money until they filed their refund claim.

But we can’t expect abject nitwits like poor Alyssa to ever understand anything so complex. The doofus also tweeted that “According to a recent NBC/WSJ poll, only 17 percent of Americans think their taxes went down, and a majority don’t think they got any tax cut at all. And this isn’t partisan. Only 33 percent of Republicans think they got a tax cut.”

Well, yes, but what does that prove? It just proves the success of the Big Lie strategy by the media/Democrat axis of propaganda on this issue. Even on Fox News, you could find talking heads on a regular basis lying about these tax cuts. Just as in 2008, when Americans were brainwashed by the media to accept the notion that they were somehow obligated to vote for an African American man, as if doing that would somehow make up for slavery, this particular Big Lie strategy was a success, no doubt.

And let’s face it: many, many people – including pretty much all Democrats – are so dimwitted that they will continue to believe the Big Lie even though they paid far less taxes in 2018, simply because they got a lower refund. All that does is prove how successful the political left has been in dumbing down our schools.

The rest of us should just enjoy our extra money, and remember that those tax cuts were enacted without a single Democrat vote.  NOT ONE.

Meanwhile, the Democrat front-runner wants all that money back, and more. Much, much more. – The Commie had a townhall on Fox News last night, and made it very clear he wants all of that tax money back, and a whole lot more.

Bernie Sanders – now the front-runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination according to the new Emerson Poll – told moderators Martha McCallum and Brett Baier about all his grand plans to rape the American taxpayer and spend all their money on “free” college, “free” healthcare and “free” everything else, promising well over $100 trillion in new government spending if he is elected to the presidency.

Hey, if you’re going to turn the Democrat Party into the Socialist Party, you might as well go all the way.

On the other hand, you do have to admire Sanders for having the guts to go on Fox News, where he knew he would be asked tough questions that would never be asked on CNN, MSNBC or any of the three major networks, and sticking to his guns. The old Bolshevik had a quick, if hilariously mindless and false, answer to everything, and never strayed from his commie roots, which is more than any of his challengers would be able to do in the face of such a grilling.

And hey, it’s refreshing to see at least one Democrat finally dropping the pretense that he or she is not a socialist, isn’t it? Sanders doesn’t really believe anything that Obama or Hillary Clinton didn’t believe – he’s just willing to come right out and say it.

His frankness has already influenced the other contenders to be more honest about their real bone-headed beliefs, and Sanders’ new-found status as front-runner in the race will only cause the others to move even further to the radical left.

Thus, no matter which one of these raging lunatics ends up with the Party’s nomination, American voters are finally, at long last going to be presented with a clear, stark choice between voting to continue have a free and open society, or follow Venezuela by taking our country down into the socialist abyss. That is where the Democrat Party has wanted to lead us since at least the Woodrow Wilson Administration more than a century ago – Sanders is just the first guy who’s been willing to openly and proudly admit it.

Dangerous times, these are.

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McCarthyite Democrats Now Bringing Back the Blacklists

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Your Democrat Party/Fake News Media in Action! – In a true profile in cowardice, DNC Chairman Tom Perez announced that the Democrat Party would boycott Fox News during its presidential nominating contest.

Obviously anxious to prevent mental midgets like Cory Booker and Joe Biden from having to answer anything resembling a tough question, Perez hilariously said that  “I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters,” just not voters who watch Fox News.  You seriously just cannot make this stuff up.

No doubt Perez and his fellow Democrats are still angry at Fox’s Chris Wallace, who is a liberal but still an actual professional journalist, for his conduct of the third debate between then-candidate Donald Trump and the Pantsuit Princess. After the first two debates, hosted by your standard fake news clowns Lester Holt and Elaine Quijano, had become nothing but Trump slam fests over personal issues, Wallace chose instead to focus his debate questions on actual, real issues that matter to the American public, and that spelled doom for the Fainting Felon.

Not that it’s surprising at all, given that it is just one more step by the Democrats toward revealing their true totalitarian nature, but this is really pathetic. It is also quite dangerous, since now we have a political party officially blacklisting a media outlet – which happens to be far and away the most-watched cable news outlet – because it doesn’t like it. Even more dangerous, no one else in the fake news media is slamming Perez for his childish behavior.

What does that tell us? Obviously, it tells us that they’re all in this together, the Dems and their media partners, and they’re no longer putting up any pretense otherwise.

All the leftist masks are now off: the Democrats have unmasked their true socialist/fascist visage, and the fake news media has unmasked its longstanding alliance with the Democrats.

Some fake journalists on Twitter tried to defend the Democrat blacklisting of Fox by pointing to a recent allegation that the cable channel became aware of the Stormy Daniels story in October 2016, but sat on it until after the election. Even if that allegation is true, it is meaningless in this controversy, since it is a simple fact of history that that the three TV broadcast networks have been sitting on stories that would damage Democrats since John F. Kennedy was banging the girlfriend of mob boss Sam Giancana, Judith Campbell Exner, in the White House on a weekly basis.

For his part, President Trump responded to the DNC action on Twitter:

It would actually be a blessing to the country if Mr. Trump simply blew up the Commission on Presidential Debates entirely. This “tradition” of holding such debates was not a tradition at all until the 1960 election, when JFK and Richard Nixon agreed to hold the first such events in modern times. The current format is structured on the false pretense that “journalists” from Democrat-controlled outlets like NBC and CNN can be trusted to conduct these debates in a fair manner, which obviously never happens.

Due to the very nature of our national news media as nothing more than the propaganda wing for the Democrat Party, the Republican candidate is always at a disadvantage. Even Wallace’s questions, while issue-oriented, were invariably infused with his own personal bias against Mr. Trump. And who will ever forget CNN’s Candy Crowley actually jumping in to help Barack Obama “answer” a question by feeding him false information in the middle of the debate with the hapless Mitt Romney?

But here’s the thing: This entire structure and process exists because traditional, establishment Republicans who have always run the Party’s governing apparatus are scared to death of the news media, and because they have always taken advice on how to deal with the media from the very same firms that provide similar advice to the Democrats. So these GOP squishes have always gone along with the pretense that propaganda outlets like NBC and ABC are staffed with real journalists, not political activists beholden to the Democrat Party. Once Republicans accede to that false pretense, they have quite simply lost.

Trump makes no such pretense, and has spent the past four years now demonstrating how to keep winning despite near-100% negative, often false news coverage, but those lessons have been lost on establishment Republicans. We can always hope they will learn between now and next fall, but don’t bet the farm on it.

There is also a huge lesson in all of this for the people at Fox News who make a habit of jumping to the defense of other media outlets whenever they are singled out by a president or his administration. These morons even came to the defense of the infantile jerk Jim Acosta last fall when the White House temporarily revoked his press badge.

But today, with no one in the fake media coming to their defense as they are blacklisted by the DNC, will Bret Baier, Wallace and John Roberts finally figure out that their “colleagues” at all the fake news outlets are neither their friends nor worth defending?

Probably not. But again, we can always hope.

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