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Democrats Panic Over Coming Good Economic News

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II

This tells you all you need to know about the Democrat Party and its hatred for Main Street America. A new story at Politico today details a growing sense of panic among leaders in the Democrat Party over the prospect that the U.S. economy might actually – gasp! – recover in the months leading up to the November election.

You seriously could never make this stuff up.

From the Politico story:

In early April, Jason Furman, a top economist in the Obama administration and now a professor at Harvard, was speaking via Zoom to a large bipartisan group of top officials from both parties. The economy had just been shut down, unemployment was spiking, and some policymakers were predicting an era worse than the Great Depression. The economic carnage seemed likely to doom President Donald Trump’s chances at reelection.

Furman, tapped to give the opening presentation, looked into his screen of poorly lit boxes of frightened wonks and made a startling claim.

The former cabinet secretaries and Federal Reserve chairs in the Zoom boxes were confused, though some of the Republicans may have been newly relieved and some of the Democrats suddenly concerned.

Everyone looked puzzled and thought I had misspoken,” Furman said in an interview. Instead of forecasting a prolonged depression-level economic catastrophe, Furman laid out a detailed case for why the months preceding the November election could offer Trump the chance to brag — truthfully — about the most explosive monthly employment numbers and GDP growth ever.

Furman’s counterintuitive pitch has caused some Democrats, especially Obama alumni, around Washington to panic.This is my big worry,” said a former Obama White House official who is still close to the former president. Asked about the level of concern among top party officials, he said, “It’s high — high, high, high, high.”

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Any questions?

In case you need the Cliff’s Notes of that passage, here it is in one simple sentence:

Democrats are in a panic over the prospect that the U.S. economy will rapidly recover from the Wuhan Virus pandemic.

That’s not coming from some conservative journal like the American Spectator or Townhall.com. It’s not a conspiracy theory being tossed around on Twitter. It’s a major report from one of the most reliably-liberal rags in the nation’s capital.

And the story just gets better. Check this out:

One progressive Democratic operative pointed out that recent polling, taken during the nadir of the crisis, shows Biden is struggling to best Trump on who is more trusted to handle the economy. “Trump beats Biden on the economy even right now!” he said. “This is going to be extremely difficult no matter what. It’s existential that we figure it out. In any of these economic scenarios Democrats are going to have to win the argument that our public health and economy are much worse off because of Donald Trump’s failure of leadership.”

The former Obama White House official said, “Even today when we are at over 20 million unemployed Trump gets high marks on the economy, so I can’t imagine what it looks like when things go in the other direction. I don’t think this is a challenge for the Biden campaign. This is the challenge for the Biden campaign. If they can’t figure this out they should all just go home.

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Hilarious.

And here’s what makes this panic even more perversely enjoyable to watch: With their failing strategy of trying to prolong the economic shut-downs in blue states for as long as possible, thuggish Democrat governors and mayors are in reality creating a more favorable third quarter situation for the economy and thus for President Trump.

Think about it: if the Gretchen Whitmers and Gavin Newsoms and J.B. Pritzkers and Kate Browns were doing the right thing for their states and rapidly reopening now, during the second quarter, they would have the effect of dampening the economic recovery numbers we will likely see during Q3. They would have been better off politically by creating as much economic re-growth as possible while the election was still months away.

But because they have continued to dither with their citizens’ lives and livelihoods for purely political reasons over the past month, the U.S. has now become much more likely to see explosive economic re-growth take place during August through October, with the election just around the corner.

Thus, the Democrat Party, through its own brutish mendacity, has now dug itself a deep hole from which recovery will be near-impossible.

All you need to know about these people is that a robust U.S. economic recovery is literally their biggest current political fright scenario.

If this surprises you, you need to pay closer attention.

That is all.

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The Tara Reade Story Keeps Closing in on Hidin’ Joe Biden

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

“Joe Biden isn’t sheltering in place in his basement bunker because of the pandemic, he’s hiding from Tara Reade.” – Don Trump, Jr. tweeted that particular bit of truth Friday night after a new video and accompanying media reports had surfaced providing additional contemporaneous substantiation for the allegation by Tara Reade, a staffer for then-Senator Joe Biden in the early 1990s, that China Joe not only sexually harassed her repeatedly, but at one point also penetrated her with one of his long, spindly fingers.

Corrupt media outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times have done their best to provide cover for Biden – the story has, a full month after Reade resurfaced with her allegations, still not appeared in any form on CNN’s air or website – but the thing just keeps gaining legs regardless. On Friday evening, a video clip surfaced – first reported by The Intercept – of Read’s mother calling in to a 1993 episode of CNN’s own Larry King Show to complain about Biden’s horrific treatment of her daughter and the fact that she was fired for attempting to report the matter.

Here’s the clip:

Interestingly, the very leftwing Politico has taken up reporting on the matter in recent weeks, which will no doubt mean its executives will be taken off the invite list for future dinner parties at Jeff Zucker’s home. Here is how Politico summarized the call in its report this morning:

As first reported by the Intercept, an unnamed woman from San Luis Obispo, California, called into King’s show and said, “I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington? My daughter has just left there, after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all, and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him.”

Reade confirmed to POLITICO it was her mother’s voice.

King asked the woman, “She had a story to tell but, out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it?”

The caller replied, “That’s true.”

In March, Reade accused Biden of digitally penetrating her in 1993 without her consent. Last year, she told reporters that Biden inappropriately touched her at the time, including on her neck and shoulder, but did not talk about an alleged assault.

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As I wrote last month, the Wuhan Virus pandemic has been a stroke of great good fortune for China Joe. It has enabled his handlers to maintain their strategy of “hidin’ Biden,” keeping the obviously impaired candidate cooped up in his basement and away from any uncontrolled interactions with the public or the press. Biden’s shut-in status has also given the Democrat operatives at all the major media outlets the rationale they love to have to basically ignore any inconvenient news stories related to the creepy presumptive Democrat nominee on the excuse that there is too much bigger news to deal with.

Even with those excuses, though, the liberals at Politico have chosen to file multiple reports on this story and continue to pursue it. On Thursday, for example, Politico published a report detailing the rank hypocrisy on the matter displayed by Alyssa Milano and other leaders of the #MeToo movement. Turns out that we must “believe all women” unless the woman in question is leveling a very believable allegation at a prominent Democrat. But of course, that has been a consistent feature of the “women’s movement” for half a century now.

This continuing focus on the story is commendable because it means that Politico’s reporters are destined to become social outcasts among their utterly corrupt and worthless peer group so long as the publication continues to focus scrutiny on the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator. It’s a breach of corrupt media protocol that exposes the other leftist outlets as the rank hypocrites and frauds they truly are.

So, kudos are due to Ms. Reade for having the courage to do everything she can to warn America about the real Joe Biden, and to the editors and reporters at Politico for defying peer pressure to continue reporting on the story.

That is all.

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Society Must Find a Way to Hold the Corrupt Media Accountable (Updated)

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

One of the most frustrating aspects of living in the time of Trump is the utterly corrupt nature of 98% of our national news media, and the inability – or outright refusal – of anyone in a position of authority to hold these miscreants accountable for their misdeeds against our society.

Journalism as a profession is pretty much dead in America today, as the corporate-owned media outlets have abandoned all pretense of objectivity and discarded anything resembling what one used to refer to as journalistic ethics in a mad rush to attract clicks to failing websites  and help bring down a President of the United States of whom they do not approve. We live in a situation today in which it has become impossible to trust anything that goes out over the air on cable and broadcast TV networks, or is printed in the pages of the New York Times, Washington Post or the nation’s other big city newspapers.

With the American political left – which essentially owns the country’s journalism schools – having long ago discarded the entire concept of objective truth, citizens are left to fend for themselves in trying to sift through wave after wave of rank disinformation and political narratives in their daily quest to figure out what is really going on. When this happens in the context of elections, it corrupts our political process. When it happens in the context of a national emergency – as it is today – it can costs human lives.

In either event, the absence of a real, working and accountable media establishment serving its intended role as the public’s watchdog represents a true existential threat to our ability to continue to exist as a free society. If we cannot find some way to hold these people to account for their intentional acts to misinform the public, then it’s just a matter of time before the whole thing implodes.

Let’s look at a couple of examples of corrupt journalists engaging in intentional efforts to misinform the public on Monday. First, there is this from Jack Shafer, a corrupt reporter from the reliably leftwing “news” site, Politico:

So, Jerome Adams is an American anesthesiologist and a vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who currently serves as the Surgeon General of the United States:

Dr. Jerome Adams on coronavirus: Preparedness over panic, facts over fear

Brett Giroir is a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for Health under the Trump administration.

Deborah Birx is an American physician and diplomat who serves as the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.” Birx has served as Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator since 2014.

Politico Reporter Takes Cheap Shots at the Outfits of Coronavirus Task Force | News Thud

Ms. Birx is widely hailed as one of the foremost experts in dealing with outbreaks of communicable diseases on the face of the earth. The qualifications and level of respect deserved by all three of these experts in their fields are obvious to anyone with a smidgen of a brain and personal integrity. But we are not talking about such a person here – we’re talking about a corrupt journalist, a guy who is employed by the similarly corrupt jackasses who own and run Politico.

Mr. Shafer’s tweets are obviously a malicious effort to smear these three experts and, more importantly from his perspective, minimize and reduce public confidence in their expertise and ability to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Think of it: This clown just reduced Ms. Birx’s entire career down to a snarky fashion statement.

If Michelle Obama had been wearing that exact same outfit, Shafer would have no doubt been blown away by how, like, totes awesome she looks or something. You know?

And if a conservative reporter working for Fox News had made such a snarky remark about the former First Lady he would have been pilloried by all the corrupt leftist journalists who hang out and snark on Twitter 24 hours a day. But because Shafer is a liberal who works for a reliably Democrat-shilling website, you can hear the crickets chirping.

Then there was this from Mara Gay, a member of the New York Times editorial board:

Well, golly, if the New York Times really did have a recording of that call, then Ms. Gay surely heard the rest of the President’s statement to the governors, which was:

“We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”

Ms. Gay, incidentally, is the same nitwit who, in an appearance with Brian Williams on MSNBC last week, claimed that if Mike Bloomberg had taken the $500 million that he spent on TV ads and just distributed it to the American people, he could have given all of us “a million dollars.” The actual number, of course, is $1.53. This is the level of abject stupidity the New York Times allows onto its editorial board. And let’s be honest, the very fact that Brian Williams, a proven pathological liar, still has a job in the media proves the profession has zero accountability.

But in this instance, Ms. Gay goes from mere stupidity to outright mendacity, intentionally abbreviating the perfectly good advice the President conveyed to the nation’s governors in a blatant effort to convince her mindless Twitter followers that he is instead an uncaring beast. Again, if anyone on the Board at Fox News did something like this, they would be mercilessly smeared by the liberal outrage gang on Twitter, and likely fired. But because Ms. Gay is a liberal hack who works for the fellow liberal hacks who own and run the New York Times, she will pay no price for her overt attempt to smear the President of the United States.

This utter and complete lack of accountability for intentional efforts by corrupt journalists to sow panic and fear in our society is not acceptable, especially when people working in every other profession in America are held accountable for their own actions. The first amendment is not a license to lie, not a license to abuse the public trust.

If those in positions of authority at these and many other media outlets continue to refuse to hold their people accountable for their acts of outright mendacity, then either the government or society at large will at some point decide to do it for them. History tells us very clearly that, whenever any society reaches that particular point, things get very, very ugly indeed.

Someone in the corporate media had better wake up, and soon.

Update: The President answers Ms. Gay’s despicable misrepresentation of his remarks in this morning’s coronavirus update:

That is all.

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That Time Newsweek Pretended to Have Journalistic Ethics

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.]

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.

That is all.

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The Week in Review: Spying, Lying and Eunuchs, oh my!

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[The week just past as chronicled on the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed.]

The week began with the bag of scum named Preet Bharara admitting he actively plotted to reverse the results of the 2016 elections after Donald Trump was elected. Things got much, much better from there.:

See? There really is good news out there if you just look for it…:

I am so surprised to learn that this could happen in our public schools! said no adult who has ever dealt with the public schools in America.:

This about sums it up, all right.:

What if the Commie Mayor of New York City visited Nevada as part of a presidential campaign exploratory effort and nobody noticed?:

The ineffectual Kirstjen Nielsen got canned, and Larry Schweikart summed it up properly.:

Chris Coons demagogued the Neilsen firing, and pissed me off. Can you tell?:

James Woods with some really strong advice.:

One of the best parts of Twitter is reading all the enraged replies to the Babylon Bee by social justice warriors who are too dim to realize it is a parody account. Priceless.:

This was only the most predictable thing in the world.:

I’m not sure whether to laugh, cry, or just recoil in abject horror.:

The video of activist Candace Owens raking House Judiciary Democrats over their racist coals became the most-watched web-based video in C-Span’s history.:

Attorney General William Barr threw the Democrats and their news media co-conspirators into a panicked frenzy this week with his two days of congressional testimony. It was glorious.:

This happened on Wednesday.:

In the midst of it all, the shameless hacks at CNN just kept on doing what they do better than anybody else in the business, faking the news.:

No, times haven’t really changed much at all. All the racists in the un-doctored version of that photo were Democrats, too.:

GOP Texas Cong. Dan Crenshaw told the truth about Ilhan Omar’s despicable comments on 9/11. Democrats can’t handle the truth, so this tweet touched off a firestorm that raged through the rest of the week. *sigh*:

The Houston Chronicle embarrassed itself with this op-ed.:

AG Barr set the world afire once again with his clear-eyed admission that the Obama Administration was “spying” on the Trump Campaign. Democrats once again recoiled in abject horror at the truth finding its way into the public domain, because of course they did.:

CNN responded in very, very, very predictable fashion. The faked the news. *sigh*:

Oh, look. Bill Kristol thinks he still has “Republican friends.” Isn’t that precious?:

The hacks at Politico tried their best to keep up in the fakenews game by faking the news on…wait for it…a presidential visit to Mount Vernon.  I kid you not.:

Why yes, yes they are.:

Nick Searcy perfectly captures the essence of the Eric Swalwell for President campaign.:

I found the perfect screen shot of CNN’s little eunuch.:

Meanwhile, in news no American with a life gives a damn about…:

That’s a rhetorical question, right, Brit Hume?:

Hoping American taxpayers aren’t looking, makers of non-competitive electric vehicles campaigned to actually increase their already-princely taxpayer subsidies. Because of course they did.:

Also, this happened.:

Thursday was turning into a really epic day…:

Really, really epic…:

Some irrational tweets by mindless leftists require a rational answer.:

AOC decided to come to Ilhan Omar’s defense in a stupendously vapid way that only she could possibly achieve. For those unaware, Dan Crenshaw is a Navy Seal who fought for this country against terrorists in the Middle East, lost an eye in a roadside bomb attack, and is the recipient of a Purple Heart.:

The news of the indictment of Obama’s former White House Counsel was given less than a minute’s air time by the three major fake news networks. No surprise there, right?:

The latest media-created Democrat “Rising Star” was turning poor Beto into a has-been.:

By coincidence, my very thoughtful daughter and granddaughter bought me a fabulous new t-shirt. I’m wearing it, right now, in fact.:

Chevron bought out Anadarko in one of the biggest U.S. oil and gas mergers in the 21st century.:

Adam Schiff, whose home state has been using illegal immigrants as political pawns for decades now, tips off the Democrat/media talking points on Trump’s plan to relocate illegals to sanctuary cities. Hilarity ensuses.:

Speaking of our favorite pendejo, here he is, lying about the ongoing border crisis.:

Sure glad to see the Pentagon has its national defense priorities straight. *sigh*:

This bit of fakenews from Politico hasn’t held up well in light of current events.:

It’s the big one, Elizabeth! I’m comin’ to join you!:

We’ll close the week out with this one. If you want to understand the inner workings of the Democrat/media hive mind, it’s a good read. If you’re a Democrat, you should avoid it, since you might learn something.:

 

That is all.

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The Media Campaign to Downplay Trump’s Deal With North Korea has Begun

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Open borders in action! – A 20 year-old Muslim man was shot and killed by Paris police after he had gone on a knifing campaign in which he murdered one victim and injured four others, shouting “Allahu akbar!” as went about his merry way.  The man had claimed asylum as a Chechnyan refugee 10 years before.  Fake analysts on CNN and MSNBC will spend the next month agonizing over what this poor man’s motivation could possibly have been.

Your fake news media in action! – Well, the media campaign to downplay the coming deal with North Korea to de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula has begun.  It was so predictable, but still so tiresome.

Writing at Politico, some guy named Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, says that the Crazy Little Fat Guy is setting a trap for Donald Trump.  He cites as his reasons for thinking this “lessons” from previous negotiations with leaders in North Korea.  Hooboy.  Here’s the link – read the whole thing for yourself if you have 7-10 minutes to waste.

Look, this deal is already done.  The major points have already been negotiated, and all that’s going to be hammered out over the next few weeks before President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore in early June are the remaining details.  Contrary to what Ruggiero says in his piece, every signal we have seen related to this event indicates that the major points of an agreement were settled weeks ago.  President Trump’s public statements on the matter indicate that, Kim’s concessions since early April indicate that, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s multiple trips to North Korea indicate that.

Donald Trump is not Barack Obama or George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, the presidents who tried and failed to reach some sort of accommodation with previous members of the Kim dynasty.  Trump is not negotiating from a position of weakness and appeasement with the Crazy Little Fat Guy.  He is not, as were his predecessors, especially concerned about what the Brits or the French or the Germans think about it all.  He doesn’t give a damn what the UN Security Council’s concerns might be.

This is a deal that has been struck between the U.S., South Korea, Japan, China and Russia – Kim is only a bit player in all of this.  Japan is sick of having to worry about the little nitwit firing off a nuke and taking out one of its cities, South Korea is sick of having to spend so much of its national treasure defending itself from its northern neighbor, and Russia and China are sick of dealing with all of the tension and disruption in trade and their economies that Kim’s antics create.

Contrary to Ruggiero’s claims, we have not seen concessions of the sort we have seen from North Korea this time in advance of prior negotiations.  Think of the major concessions Kim has made since April 1:

  • The formal end of the Korean War and the standoff at the demilitarized zone with South Korea, a tense situation that had gone on for 64 years;
  • The release of three political prisoners well in advance of the meeting with President Trump, with no U.S. concessions of any kind in return.  No easing of sanctions, no bags of money, nothing.;
  • The announcement of the dismantling of his main nuclear testing site in advance of the meeting with Trump, inviting international journalists and other observers to be present when it happens.

Yes, there have been releases of political prisoners before, but the other two concessions are completely without any similar precedent whatsoever.  After all, how many times can you end a 64 year-old war, or dismantle a nuclear testing site?

One of the bits of sage wisdom that Ruggiero offers President Trump is to “Be prepared to walk away from the table,” something the President himself has publicly said he’d be ready to do on at least a dozen occasions.  Great catch there, guy.

But there will be no walking away from the table, because this deal is already done.  Donald Trump is not going to fly Air Force One all the way over to Singapore on June 12 unless he knows in advance that the deal is complete and everybody is going to walk away happy.

Ruggeiro’s bio notes that he spent 17 years in the U.S. government.  He might want to spend a few hours reading Trump’s book.

Expect to see the media campaign to downplay the upcoming deal with North Korea and deny Trump credit for it to really start ramping up in the coming week.  Ruggiero’s piece is just the first shot across the bow.  Yes, it’s extremely tiresome, but that’s all these people have at this point.

Just another day in Donald Trump just keeps on winning for America.

That is all.

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