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Richmond Rally Ends Without Incident: News Media Hardest Hit

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

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – Every major U.S. stock index attained yet another record-high closing level on Monday. This has been happening so often lately that I almost forgot to mention it this morning. But I’m not tired of it – I’ll never get tired of all this WINNING for America. Thank you, President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words).

This was not the preferred media/Democrat narrative at all. – The corrupt news media, working in concert with Governor Ralph Northam and his fellow Democrats, spent two solid weeks attempting to foment division in advance of yesterday’s pro-2nd Amendment rally on the Capital Grounds in Richmond, Virginia. Northam declared a completely unnecessary state of emergency around the rally last week and put up chain link fences around a large area in front of the Capital Building in order to keep rally-goers caged in.

Corrupt Democrat toadies at CNN and MSNBC made all manner of inflammatory statements over the past week about the rally attendees, portraying them all as ultra-violent “white supremacists” who were traveling to Richmond to shoot the place up in protest of the Democrats’ efforts to enact gun confiscation laws. CNN, of course, literally lives to foment division and violence in America, because it helps the failing cable channel’s disastrous ratings outside of its captive audience in our nation’s airports.

Governor KKK Northam and his fellow gun-grabbing Democrats desperately wanted to see violence break out at the rally because they believed such a spectacle would help convince the public of the wisdom behind their looming gun grab. Thankfully, these despicable ghouls all came away crestfallen.

In the end, an anticipated crowd of 12,000 swelled to what looked to be well over 30,000 participants who came from all parts of the Virginia Commonwealth and beyond to demonstrate their support for the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, an amendment the Democrat party, given the power, would do away with in a heartbeat. There were no Nazi swastikas seen on clothing, no Confederate flags flying, no racist slogans being shouted, nobody giving the “ok” sign that the media has now declared to be a gesture of “white supremacy,” no fights, no scuffles, no violence.

Hell, the attendees even stuck around after the rally was over to clean up after themselves, something you will never see happening after a Women’s March or other leftist event:

Just thousands of Americans demonstrating their support for the literal foundation of the American republic. The corrupt reporters and camera people present at the rally couldn’t even stage a fake fight – as CNN has so often been caught doing – because thousands of the rally attendees were live-streaming the event on social media using their cellular phones.

The ghoulish Democrat activists at CNN and MSNBC, lacking any film of people fighting and bleeding – which is always a feature at rallies featuring Antifa or other leftist groups – were at a loss for an alternative narrative. So, they turned yet again to projecting violence they hope will take place in the future, once the Democrats in Richmond get their gun-grab bills passed:

Again, the ghouls at MSNBC and CNN are actively hoping for that outcome. Which is why you will never see Chris Hayes or any other on-air “talent” at either channel questioning the wisdom of the Democrats’ approach to the issue.

For his part, a deflated Gov. Northam issued a statement saying, “We are all thankful that today passed without incident. The teams successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. This resulted from weeks of planning and extensive cooperation among state, local, and federal partners in Virginia and beyond.”

Of course, there was nothing to “de-escalate,” other than the pre-rally rhetoric coming from the Governor himself and his media toadies.

A pox on all their houses.

God bless the people of Virginia – they deserve the support of all thinking Americans in their battle against the Democrats’ unconstitutional gun grab.

That is all.

 

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Reader Insights Into Looming Situation in Richmond, VA

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

In response to this morning’s Campaign Update regarding the situation developing this weekend in Richmond, Virginia, several  readers have weighed in with some supplemental information. 

First is from a reader who calls himself Va. Gent, a longtime Richmond resident who has eyes on the scene:

As a 50+ year resident of Richmond with family ties back to the 1840’s, allow me to give you a boots-on-the-ground appraisal of the situation for Lobby Day as I see it currently:

  • VCDL [Virginia Civil Defense League] is asking all participants who plan to enter the fenceline surrounding the Capital to NOT carry or wear provocative clothing or signage.
  • VCDL is also advising those with valid conceal carry to post themselves on the perimeter of the fenceline just in case.
  • Word is that ANTIFA plans to march alongside the 2A supporters, as they supposedly don’t agree with the Gov’t intervention. (Jury still out on that one….)
  • Security is ironclad, and the geography of the area around the Capital is all hillsides and narrow streets, with the fortification that is the RIC Federal Reserve building within sight of the Capital grounds.
  • Street closings and predetermined off-site parking/staging areas will be in place, basically negating any vehicular traffic for many blocks surrounding the Capital.
  • Plenty of high-rise buildings in the area will allow for LEO eyes and long guns to train on the crowds. I feel that local LEO’s are on the side of 2A supporters, but only time will tell.
  • Guv Blackface pulled SB16 late this week, which was the most draconian of the bunch, that would have banned all assault rifles, 10+ round mags, etc. Public pushback is completely responsible for this outcome!

To summarize, it looks like the chances of a Charlottesville-style affair are low, but agree that the leftists in the media are spinning this as a white supremacist-fueled protest, as local news has been trumpeting the arrest of 3 out-of-staters caught in Maryland with guns, ammo and “neo-nazi ties”. Convenient thing, that.

At first I planned to attend, but decided to sit this one out and keep my old butt available in the event that a larger conflict breaks out as a result of this or the rest of the General Assembly’s malarkey.

Love the site and your work, David! Keep doing what you’re doing, it is indeed appreciated out here in the Old Dominion, where your collective well-wishes and prayers are sorely needed.

 

Regular reader and contributor Gregg Updike chimes in with a strong point about the migration of the D.C.-base bureaucracy into Northern Virginia during this century:

[George W.] Bush the second also larded up Northern Virginia (NORVA) with Dem voting bureaucrats when he created his two new cabinet level departments: Homeland Security and Intelligence.

I’m hoping the real American rally goers act like the TEA Party did in the Den of Corruption (DC) during the Obamacare Rally ten years ago where they left the National Mall cleaner than when they got there with no violence. If there is violence, VA may well become a real battleground state and I only hope PDJT has the intelligence sources and the plan to mobilize his assets to counter Northam’s schemes.

 

Another regular of our comments section, who calls himself Jimmy MacAfee (I don’t know whether that is his real name or not) is a resident of Lynchburg, VA, a city whose council rejected a motion to become one of the state’s 100-plus 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries. Jimmy provides insight on what took place there:

As for Sanctuary Cities: one councilman, Attorney Randy Nelson of Lynchburg, substituted his own reasoning for opposing the measure; he thinks he’s smarter than all the other councils and boards and their lawyers across Virginia who voted with their citizen’s interests in mind and became resisters of government-sponsored tyranny.

Here’s the thing: if we’re a Democracy, the Lynchburg City Council failed, because most Lynchburgers support the measure; if we’re a Republic, the Council likewise failed, because they failed to represent the will of the people who elected them. It is an embarrassment and humiliation that our name is not on the list of Sanctuary cities, and even the Sheriff spoke at the meeting and stated that he would uphold the Constitution.

The Deep State is flailing, but it still can do a tremendous amount of damage. Stay awake.

Jimmy, who is never one to mince words or hide what he is thinking, also provides a very entertaining assessment of what he thinks about Governor Northam:

Here’s what should happen to Governor Northam if he causes a civil conflict in Virginia:

He should have his name removed in and from any references to VMI.
He should be symbolically removed – drummed out – with a goat taking his place at the ceremony.
He should be removed from office by a recall vote by the citizens of Virginia.
He should be tried for sedition or fomenting rebellion, should his actions facilitate violence in Richmond and elsewhere.

This is an apparently mentally unstable governor, because his attempt to legalize post-birth abortion seems to be a sign of a very sick and demented mind – not to mention the blackface/Klan episode(s) from his past.  He only appears normal, and then not always. He is a tyrannical, unreasonable, unreasoning monster, and if red flag laws are enforced, should lose his right to bear arms.

It was a Virginian (born in South Carolina in 1861) who bragged about teaching Hitler to sterilize the “unfit,” and he was a medical doctor as well: Walter Ashby Plecker, the first director of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, who also statistically eliminated the American Indian from Virginia. He was a Eugenicist unfit for medical duty, and a Virginian who was unfit to hold any office.

The resemblances are not dissimilar, considering Northam’s racist attitudes when he was in college and his support for Eugenics-like procedures and activities.

 

Many thanks to these folks and others who have created a lively and entertaining comments section here at Today’s Campaign Update.

That is all.

 

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Ralph Northam’s Despicable Effort to Create Another Charlottesville

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

WINNING. Sooooooo much WINNING. – Here’s what is funny about this: I’ve actually had complaints this week that I’ve been focusing too much on all the WINNING President Trump is bringing to our country. So, some people who claim to be fans of President Trump actually are getting tired of all this WINNING. Once again, Trump was right when he said “We will WIN so much, you’ll get tired of all the WINNING.”  You can’t make this stuff up.

One more time, every major U.S. stock market index closed at record high levels as investors express their enthusiasm over the President’s Phase I Trade Agreement with China and congress’s final passage of the USMCA. Despite all the false criticism emanating from the corrupt national news media, the markets understand how these trade deals with America’s three largest trading partners will positively impact this country’s economy for years to come.

So, suck it, all you fake, corrupt journalists and contributors at CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Your efforts, in concert with the Democrat Party, to talk this country into an economic recession that began last summer have, like everything else you have tried to harm this President and what he is accomplishing for America, miserably failed. That could not possibly happen to a nicer bunch of evil minions.

Meanwhile, out in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Baby Killer Blackface KKK Ralph Northam thinks creating a mere recession is just small potatoes. – Northam, along with this Democrat majority in the state assembly, is apparently intent on planting the seeds for a second civil war. That appears to be the only rational interpretation of the moves and public statements Governor Northam and fellow Virginia Democrats have been making in recent weeks.

As the Democrats in the assembly advance a series of gun control bills , assembly members and  Northam himself have promised they will result in law enforcement going door to door if necessary to confiscate certain kinds of guns from ordinary citizens. Gun rights groups have very predictably responded by organizing a massive rally in support of the 2nd Amendment to take place in the state capital of Richmond this weekend. The rally will be held Monday as a part of the Virginia Civil Defense League’s (VCDL) annual lobby day.

Governor Northam has reacted harshly – again, very predictably – to the rally, declaring a state of emergency based on only the vaguest of pretenses.

Here’s the text of his declaration:

Credible intelligence gathered by Virginia’s law enforcement agencies indicates that tens of thousands of advocates plan to converge on Capitol Square for events culminating on January 20, 2020. Available information suggests that a substantial number of these demonstrators are expected to come from outside the Commonwealth, may be armed, and have as their purpose not peaceful assembly but violence, rioting, and insurrection.”

Have you ever seen so many weasel words crammed into just two sentences?

“Credible intelligence” and “available information” you say? What in the hell does that even mean? And “plan to converge on Capitol Square”? How did you know that? Why, could it be because the VCDL properly applied for a lawful permit to use that public space? You know, like a group of good, law-abiding American citizens, i.e., not Antifa, might do?

And what is a “substantial number” in your mind, Governor? Is it 1,000? 100? 10?

Democrats like Northam never complain when people come from out of state to join in liberal protest marches, or hell, even to vote illegally in their elections. Just so long as they vote Democrat, right? Right.

Clearly, Governor Blackface and his friends in the corrupt news media are attempting to set the narrative for Sunday’s rally as being the sequel to the 2017 Charlottesville fiasco, when a couple of dozen bad actors provided the pretense for the media to smear thousands attending an otherwise peaceful rally as being “white supremacists.” This is how every rally-goer on Sunday will also be portrayed if the media can find one clown wearing a confederate flag patch on his jacket or forming his fingers into what used to be the “ok” sign. So, expect that to happen.

Regardless of what really takes place in Richmond this weekend, Governor KKK will without any question at all attempt to spin it as a rationale to continue pushing for his gun control/confiscation legislation. But he and his fellow Democrats have a real, sticky problem in seeing this effort through to its logical conclusion.

That problem centers on the reality that Virginia is a mostly-rural state. Once you get out of the isolated population centers of Richmond, Arlington and Alexandria, the rest of Virginia is as red as red can be. The state’s 2016 election map looks like a miniature microcosm of the national map, with small islands of blue interspersed amidst a sea of red:

Trump Scrambles Open Race for Virginia Governor

Prior to 2009, Virginia actually was a fairly reliable state for Republicans. But that has all changed with eight years of America’s Biggest Mistake, Barack Obama, and the massive expansion of the D.C.-based federal bureaucracy he inflicted on the nation. Even with Obama’s rapid raising of federal salaries, real estate in the District of Columbia remained too expensive for most bureaucrats, so tens of thousands of them settled across the Potomac in Arlington and Alexandria.

Given that well over 90% of federal bureaucrats are Democrats by nature, that massive emigration of the bureaucracy into Virginia ended up shifting the state’s politics.

Very predictably, those red, rural counties have taken exception to the Democrats’ looming gun grab. At last count, 105 counties and cities in Virginia have now taken the step of declaring themselves second amendment sanctuaries, with local officials promising to defy any efforts by the state government to confiscate firearms within their jurisdictions.

Should Governor Northam and his Democrat minions end up enacting these gun control bills and follow them through to their logical conclusion, many Virginia gun owners will not go quietly, and the country could find itself in a real constitutional crisis. Unless the Democrats begin to moderate what they are doing, they might be sowing the seeds for a second civil war in this country.

Sadly, Governor Northam seems by his actions and words to be perfectly fine with, and maybe even intent on, doing exactly that.

That is all.

 

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Tuesday Was a Really Bad Day for Gun-Banning Liberals

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – Former leftwing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens – otherwise known as Nixon’s Folly – suggested in a NYTimes op-ed on Tuesday that the right to keep and bear arms is a “relic of the 18th century” and that the time has come to repeal the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.  Liberals all over America who have spent the last month claiming in their anti-gun frenzy since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida are not about repealing the 2nd Amendment nodded in agreement as they read Stevens’ remarks.

Stevens’ comments are wholly un-helpful to either side in the debate over guns, since the reality on the ground is that it is simply not possible to put together the 2/3rds majorities in both houses of congress and 3/4ths of the 50 states that would be required to achieve the repeal of a constitutional amendment.  But then, few things Stevens has done in his entire adult life have been helpful to this country.

Washington Post writer Aaron Blake thinks Stevens’ op-ed was most un-helpful to Democrats, calling it “supremely un-helpful”, and saying that “One of the biggest threats to the recovery of the Democratic Party these days is overreach.”  Well, hell, when has the Democrat Party ever not over-reached?  Hard to remember, but I’m sure there must have been some past example.  And on the gun debate, the Party’s obvious desire has always been to ultimately disarm the public.  At least Stevens was being honest about it, in direct contrast to Democrat politicians.

But Blake’s piece gets even better:  “The [Stevens op-ed] might as well be considered an in-kind contribution to the National Rifle Association, to Republicans’ efforts to keep the House and Senate in 2018, and to President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. In one fell swoop, Stevens has lent credence to the talking point that the left really just wants to get rid of gun ownership and reasserted the need for gun-rights supporters to prevent his ilk from ever being appointed again (with the most obvious answer being: Vote Republican).”  Blah-blah-blah, talkingpoint, talkingpoint, talkingpoint.  Ok, it really didn’t get better after all.

So, ex-justice Stevens turns out to be an equal-opportunity irritant:  he’s managed to tick off everyone on both sides of the gun debate.  It seems pretty clear he’d do best to just slink back off into the obscurity in which he’s been living since retiring his Supreme Court seat and leave the country to deal with the issue without his “help”.

Speaking of wholly un-helpful liberals who’d do best to remain in obscurity, former President Jimmy Carter was also in the news on Tuesday.  In an interview with USA Today, Carter called President Donald Trump’s decision to bring in John Bolton as his new National Security Advisor a “disaster for our country.”  And hey, Jimmy Carter is a guy who knows disasters for our country, having created so many of them himself over the last 42 years.

No one has any idea why Carter chose now to reappear on the public stage after a long period of relative quiet, but the one-term presidential failure is probably sitting there looking at all the septuagenarians and octogenarians lining up to run for the Democrat nomination in 2020 thinking, “shoot, I’m only 93, why not me?”

If you’re keeping score at home, Carter’s outburst now leaves the hapless Democrat Party with the current roster of prominent spokesmen:

  • Nation of Islam bigot Louis Farrakhan;
  • 93 year-old ex-President Jimmy Carter;
  • 18 year-old high school demagogue David Hogg;
  • 78 year-old budding pugilist Joe Biden;
  • Fake Indian Senator Elizabeth Warren;
  • Communist Senator Bernie Sanders.

This is not a lineup destined for the political dominance the Democrats desire.

Hey, about those “in-kind contributions” to the NRA that Aaron Blake talked about… – All the furor over gun control has had a very predictable result over at the NRA:  the organization is raising tons of new money.  The Washington Free Beacon reports that the NRA PAC’s collections in February came in at 300 percent above its collections in January.  No doubt March’s contributions to the organization will be even higher.

This money is not coming in from a handful of large contributors, either:  Fully 88 percent of the funds came in from individuals giving less than $200 each.  That’s a lot of folks.  Do the math.

Bottom line, Tuesday was a really, really bad day for Democrats on the issue of gun confiscation.

Just another day in Democrats want to take your guns America.

That is all.

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Las Vegas: Americans Deserve Better Than Yet Another False Narrative

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • The big news out of the National Football League this morning is that every player on both teams stood for the moment of silence honoring the memories of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.  Imagine that:  106 millionaire prima donas and not a one of them picked that for their personal “look at me” moment.  Even better, all 53 Washington Redskins actually stood for the national anthem, although 2 Chiefs felt the need to sit and look stupid.  Nobody really knew why they were sitting, and probably they really didn’t, either.
  • In other, less important and less media-covered NFL news, the Chiefs won the game.
  • Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, authorities continue to search for a motive for the mass shooting.  Even though ISIS took credit for the assault, claiming the man was a recent convert to Islam, the LVPD and other investigating agencies claim to have found no evidence yet to support any terrorist affiliation.  ISIS also took credit for a casino attack earlier this year which authorities believe was actually a botched robbery, so there is reason to be at least skeptical of the group’s claim in this case.
  • Already, an official narrative is becoming clear in this case.  Such narratives always follow a familiar line in these mass murder cases and assassinations:  the guy was a “loner”, he “kept to himself”, he was “just a regular guy”, and no one in his family, none of his friends, nor anyone in his neighborhood had any idea at all that he was a raging psychopath.  Yep, this guy had somehow accumulated an arsenal roughly equivalent to that of the Bulgarian Army, was carrying what he needed to make a huge fertilizer bomb in his car, and spent four days carting firearms and ammunition into his comped suite at the Mandalay Bay, and nobody had any idea at all that he was up to something.
  • Folks, I can’t take a walk without 15 people in my neighborhood knowing about it.  This guy lived in a closely-packed retirement community filled with nosy senior citizens.  But we are supposed to believe that he was able to build a stockpile of firearms and explosives that would fill your local National Guard Armory and nobody had any idea.
  • 59 Americans are dead as I write this.  Many more remain in critical condition at Las Vegas hospitals.  More than 500 were wounded in the assault.  These victims, their families and other loved ones, the people of Las Vegas and everyone else in America deserve to learn the truth about what happened.
  • It would be a real benefit to our society if the local officials – who seem to be doing a fantastic job – could be allowed a few days to accumulate and examine the evidence available, interview the man’s friends, family and neighbors, and conduct a full investigation without the creeps at CNN and the major TV networks pushing out a cookie-cutter narrative that may or may not have any real basis in reality.
  • Americans deserve better than this.
  • Speaking of Americans deserving better, it took Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats about 15 minutes to start politicizing the Las Vegas tragedy into yet another assault on the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution.  The Most Corrupt Woman In America was on her Twitter account before noon on Monday (she got up early), tweeting out ignorant nonsense (what else is new?) designed to stir up her followers for another push for blaming the inanimate objects for the actions of another mad man.
  • Ms. Clinton has obviously watched too many episodes of Hawaii 5-0, since she obviously believes that “silencers” actually make guns emit no sound.  This rank ignorance led her to tweet, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.  Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”  As one expert pointed out a little later, putting suppressors on the guns this guy used would have still emitted a noise level roughly equal to that of a jackhammer.  Also, it probably would have been a blessing had the guy tried to use suppressors, since they would have likely made his guns overheat and fail before they finished firing their first clip.
  • But Democrats never let facts get in the way of a good narrative.  Thus,within a few hours, pretty much every “leader” of the national Democrat Party weighed in with their own personal brands of ignorance and demagoguery.  All in keeping with the Democrat motto, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” even when there are 59 dead bodies involved.

Just another day in Americans deserve better than this America.

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