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The Fauci Agenda Supports the Latest Media Smear of President Trump

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

Well, this was inevitable, wasn’t it? – As the Wuhan Virus outbreak pretty clearly hit the top of the curve and began to turn over late in the week, the corrupt hacks at CNN led the media/Democrat effort to now begin revising history. That requires a new narrative, and the new narrative, kicked off on Jake Tapper’s Sunday show, is that “lives could have been saved had the evil Trump just acted sooner.”

Making things easier for Tapper and other corrupt Democrat media toadies to concoct the new narrative is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is more than willing to cooperate in a smear effort in order to cover his own behind. Unfortunately for Fauci, as you will see in the dueling clips below, his remarks to Tapper on Sunday directly contradict the advice he was giving both the President and the public as late as February 29, a full month after President Trump took the major step of banning non-essential travel into the U.S. from China and other countries:

Fauci on Feb. 29:Right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low. But this could change. I’ve said that many times even on this program. You’ve got to watch out, because although the risk is low now, you don’t need to change anything you’re doing. When you start to see community spread, this could change.”

The big controversy this morning is that President Trump, in one of his periodic re-tweeting frenzies, re-tweeted a message that ended with this hashtag: “#FireFauci”:

Of course, what the President means by “it’s all on tape” is Fauci’s comments from February 29 and other media appearances that took place long after Trump began to implement major actions to fight the Wuhan Virus. And it isn’t just Fauci who is “on tape”: We have video clips of Nancy Pelosi telling folks in San Francisco’s China Town on Feb. 24 not to worry, to just go out and have a great time. We have clips of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participating in Chinese New Year celebrations in late February and talking about not cancelling the massive annual St. Patrick’s Day parade as late as March 13. And we wonder why New York City has been the epicenter of the national outbreak?

Here’s de Blasio on March 10:

Here’s Pelosi in February 24:

 

There are myriad other clips of Democrats and Fauci (but I repeat myself) all over Twitter and other social media today urging people to go out and live their lives like nothing was happening weeks after President Trump stood up his White House Coronavirus Task Force and began to take sweeping actions to protect the public. This is not 1918, when Lenin and Stalin could just have their people go into the libraries and change history by burning all the inconvenient books: People who have been paying close attention know what reality is here, and that won’t change. The objective truth is what it is, much as CNN and Jake Tapper would like to ignore it.

Thus, this narrative, like all the previous Democrat/media hoax narratives attacking President Trump, will fail, although the brainwashed people who still get their news from CNN will be able to maintain their perpetual outrage posture against the POTUS.

Does President Trump actually intend to #FireFauci, as the tweet he re-tweeted advocates? No, not much chance of that, although he no doubt weeks ago realized that the Fauci Agenda (a great name for a Robert Ludlum novel, huh?) did not comport with the agenda of the Trump Administration or the American people. Trump loves having a foil, and whether he intends to be or not, Fauci is about to become the foil as the President this week names his Reopening America task force and moves to gradually restart the economy.

If it is wise to “keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” then Fauci is right where the President wants him to be. Experts in a situation such as this should be there to give advice and otherwise let the elected officials do the talking. To her great credit, Dr. Deborah Birx has largely stuck closely to this model. The attention-hog Fauci hasn’t.

Fauci won’t be fired for Sunday’s latest mouth-shooting betrayal of the President, but he is about to find his advice carrying less and less weight in the days and weeks to come as Trump begins to put America back to work.

That is all.

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The Day the White House Press Corps Went Full ChiCom Propaganda

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

Thanks to Jonathan Karl for making my point for me. – I have repeatedly noted in recent weeks the fact that pretty much all of the big corporations who own all of the nation’s fake, corrupt news media outlets have been infected with ChiCom money and business interests just as America has been infected with the ChiCom-generated Wuhan Virus.

As if to emphasize that point for me, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl, the current head of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) invited a “reporter” from a Hong Kong-based media operation that is in fact majority owned by ChiCom interests, including a former propaganda officer for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to question the President of the United States of America.

Here’s an excerpt from a report at The National Pulse:

The Hong Kong/Cayman Islands based Phoenix Media is actually owned in large part by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and by a former CCP propaganda officer.

As of 2018, Phoenix Satellite Holdings was owned by Liu Changle (37.1% of shares). Changle is a “former PLA propaganda official who is close to senior Chinese government leaders”.

Changle previously worked as a propaganda officer for China National Radio (then known as the Central People’s Broadcasting Station).

A further 20 percent of the company is owned by Extra Step Investments Limited, in turn owned by China Mobile Hong Kong, which itself is owned by the Chinese government-owned China Mobile.

Eight more percent of the company is owned by China Wise Investment Ltd, owned by the Bank of China.

This means at least 65 percent of the company is owned by the government of China.

For journalist Youyou Wang to claim she works for a private company is an outright lie.

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Karl, one of the most execrable hacks in the entirety of the corrupt press corps, obviously hoped that the planted propagandist could entrap the President into giving some sort of controversial answer that would generate negative fake news stories. But Trump, as is his habit, immediately caught onto the ruse and called the ChiCom out.

Watch this clip, followed by a transcript:

 

Transcript:

Trump: [The ChiCom government] has agreed to spend $250 billion, many billions of dollars in our country, much of it going to farmers and manufacturers. So, I’ll let you know – I hope they’re going to honor the deal, I’ll let you know.

ChiCom Propagandist: Are you cooperating with China?

Trump: Who are you working for, China? Are you with China, are you with a news paper? Who are you working for?

ChiCom Propagandist: I don’t work for the…Hong Kong Phoenix TV.

Trump: Who owns that, China? Is it owned by China?

ChiCom Propagandist: It’s based in Hong Kong.

Trump: Is it owned by China? Is it owned by the State?

ChiCom Propagandist: No, it’s not, it’s a private owned company.

Trump: Yeah, ok.

Look, I’ll let you know. I’ll give you a good answer in a few months. I want to just see what they do. Because it’s time for them to help us. It’s time, right now, for China to help us. And hopefully they do. And if they don’t, that’s ok, too. But we signed a deal, it was signed with great good will and spirit. And it’s time that our farmers benefitted, that our manufacturers benefited, and we’ll see whether or not that deal is honored.

I think it will be because I know President Xi, who I like and respect. I think he will honor the deal he made with us. It just went into effect four days ago. I would … we’ll see whether he does or not. In fact, I called up, just a little while ago, I said, how are the farmers doing with respect to China? Are they buying the product as anticipated? And the answer was, yeah, I think so, but it wasn’t the most positive. But it was starting, the deal was just getting started. So, I’ll let you know.

For many many years, China ate our lunch because we had people in this position I’m in right now that allowed China to get away with absolute murder.

ChiCom Propagandist: [tries to interrupt with a question about the virus]

Trump: [ignores her] But we are now dealing with China and we’ll see what happens.

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Now, it wasn’t the most controversial of exchanges because President Trump quickly realized who he was talking with. But I wanted to memorialize it here because it captures the moment when the White House press corps, which includes all of our nation’s major corrupt media outlets, went full-on into the tank for a clear and present enemy of our country.

We are at war with China whether the media wants to admit it or not. The ChiCom government intentionally and with clear malice attacked us and most other nations of the world with a virus that will end up killing thousands and very likely causing the most severe global recession since the Great Depression.

Inviting this propaganda agent for the ChiCom government is no different than if the WHCA had brought in a Nazi or Japanese propagandist there in 1943, or a Russian propagandist into the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

President Trump told the nation in January of 2017 that these corrupt and highly-compromised media operations were the enemies of the people. Yesterday, Jonathan Karl and the WHCA went out of their way to unambiguously prove that point. This was the moment when the thin veil came completely off.

There is no worse, more destructive class of people in our country than the members of the WHCA and the media operations that employ them.

That is all.

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U.S. Intelligence Community Says China is Lying – Wonder What Tipped Them Off?

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

Is the U.S. Intelligence Community suddenly waking up under its new leadership? – While Democrats and the corrupt national news media apparatus desperately scramble to try to blame President Trump for the Wuhan Virus, the U.S. IC – under the guidance of Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell – was keeping itself busy producing a new report for the President.

To the surprise of no one who has actually been paying attention, that new report – apparently delivered to the White House last week – finds that the communist government of China has been lying to the world about COVID-19, most recently about the laughably dishonest statistics it has been publishing.

From a Bloomberg report on the matter:

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.

The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret, and they declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.

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Oh, you don’t say. But wait, there’s more!

Deborah Birx, the State Department immunologist advising the White House on its response to the outbreak, said Tuesday that China’s public reporting influenced assumptions elsewhere in the world about the nature of the virus.

“The medical community made — interpreted the Chinese data as: This was serious, but smaller than anyone expected,” she said at a news conference on Tuesday. “Because I think probably we were missing a significant amount of the data, now that what we see happened to Italy and see what happened to Spain.”

China isn’t the only country with suspect public reporting. Western officials have pointed to Iran, Russia, Indonesia and especially North Korea, which has not reported a single case of the disease, as probable under-counts. Others including Saudi Arabia and Egypt may also be playing down their numbers.

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Shocking, I know.

So, let’s review here:

– China spent two months in November and December intentionally pretending nothing was going on in Wuhan Province while 10,000 of its citizens were traveling into the U.S. every day, and thousands more were traveling to other parts of the world;

– China’s refusal to inform the rest of the world for all that time ensured that what could have easily been limited to an isolated epidemic in Wuhan ended up becoming a global pandemic that will cost the world economy many trillions of dollars and possibly end up causing a major economic depression;

– China continued to lie to the global community after the outbreak became public in January, lying along with the sleazeballs at the World Health Organization that the Wuhan Virus could not be transmitted by human-to-human contact;

– This trench of lies led the U.S. and many other countries into a false sense of security, delaying the implementation of preventive measures like staying at home and social distancing;

– Indeed, a study released last week found that 95% of the global outbreak could have been prevented had the ChiCom government reported the actual facts about the virus in December rather than lying about it all until late February;

– The ChiComs kept lying about it when their health minister tried to claim in early March that the Wuhan Virus had actually been imported to that province by U.S. soldiers, a despicable falsehood that President Trump refused to let them get away with despite the best efforts of CNN, PBS and other corrupt media outlets to promote it;

– Throughout March, it became increasingly obvious that the ChiComs were continuing to lie about their actual confirmed cases and death toll, and that is the set of lies that this report from the U.S. IC detailed for President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force late last week.

Bottom line: China caused this pandemic through its lying, perpetuated it through its extended lying, and China is still lying about the extent of the outbreak in its own country today. There simply must be some consequences for this behavior once this virus has been controlled by the global community.

A good start would be for the U.S. to simply cancel its obligation under the $1.2 trillion to $2 trillion in U.S. government debt currently held by the ChiCom government. That is a tiny fraction of what this utter mendacity by the ChiComs is going to end up costing our nation, but it would be a good and appropriate start towards a true accounting.

If we had a GOP majority in the House of Representatives, a good way to follow that would be for congress to implement new laws limiting the ability of any company based in or doing business in the U.S. to have any segment of its supply chain sourced in China. If this beastly incident has proven nothing else, it has clearly proven that our country can no longer afford to be in any way dependent on the inherently and aggressively dishonest ChiCom government.

This is not a slam on Chinese Americans or on common citizens of China.  It is a slam on the ChiCom government and everything it represents.

How many times will our world have to witness a communist government intentionally causing the deaths of thousands or even millions of people all over the earth before we all wake up and properly shun them from any standing in the international community? This should not be such a difficult lesson for some people to learn.

I mean, good lord, people, even our own corrupt Intelligence Community seems to have figured it out at long last. If they can do it, anyone can.

That is all.

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FDA Approves Hydroxychloroquine: Democrats, Media Hardest Hit *UPDATED*

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

What are the Democrat governors in Nevada and Michigan going to do now? – The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization on Sunday, approving hydroxycholoroquine and chloroquine for use in treating the Wuhan Virus, COVID-19, after numerous successful studies and test cases emerged over the past three weeks.

Democrat politicians and corrupt media outlets who are hoping this crisis lasts as long as possible in order to damage President Trump have been despicably down-playing the use of this safe, well-known, inexpensive and plentiful malaria treatment for the past two weeks. Two Democrat hack governors – Steve Sisolak in Nevada and the Soros stooge Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan – are so depraved that they actually issued orders last week to prevent the use of this effective treatment for their own citizens, in what can fairly be described as an active effort to enhance the body count.

UPDATE: GatewayPundit is reporting this morning that the Nevada Chief Medical Officer who recommended the ban to Sisolak doesn’t even have a license to practice medicine. Unreal:

Governor Sisolak’s Chief Medical Officer of Nevada is named Ihsan Azzam and he is the one who advised Gov. Sisolak to make it illegal to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 victims.

Ihsan Azzam oversees public health surveillance, epidemiology and disease control activities in the state of Nevada.

But as reported in the Washington Times in 2018 — Ihsan Azzam does not have a license to practice medicine in the United States and yet he is dictating public health policy in Nevada!

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The corrupt Democrat activists at Politico were so upset with the FDA action that the first paragraph of the story they ran on it Sunday night read as follows:

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, decades-old malaria drugs championed by President Donald Trump for coronavirus treatment despite scant evidence.

The drug hasn’t just been “championed” by President Trump – it has in fact been championed by doctors all over the world. We have now seen multiple successful, peer-reviewed case studies and strong anecdotal evidence in France, in South Korea, in Germany and in Orange County, New York, where Dr. Vladimir Zelenko successfully treated 350 patients with zero deaths. Those are just the examples I’m aware of.

UPDATE: Dr. Zelenko has now  treated 699 COVID-19 patients with 100% success:

Last Wednesday, we published the success story from Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, after he successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients with 100 percent success using a cocktail of drugs: hydroxychloroquine, in combination with azithromycin (Z-Pak), an antibiotic to treat secondary infections, and zinc sulfate.  Dr. Zelenko said he saw the symptom of shortness of breath resolved within four to six hours after treatment.

Now, Dr. Zelenko provides updates on the treatment after he successfully treated 699 COVID-19 patients in New York. In an exclusive interview with former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Vladmir Zelenko shares the results of his latest study, which showed that out of his 699 patients treated, zero patients died, zero patients intubated, and four hospitalizations.

Dr. Zelenko said the whole treatment costs only $20 over a period of 5 days with 100% success. He defines success as “Not to die.” Dr. Zelenko first posted his Facebook video message last week calling on President Trump to “advise the country that they should be taking this medication.”

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Naturally, the hacks at Politico managed to find an ex-Obama official who slammed the FDA’s move:

“I would like to see who at FDA’s [Medical Countermeasures Initiative] signed off on this EUA despite the total lack of scientific evidence that chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine are beneficial in the treatment of COVID-19,” tweeted Luciana Borio, who served as FDA’s acting chief scientist between 2015 and 2017. “EUA is supposed to be issued when the evidence indicates that benefits outweigh the risks.”

So, let’s review:

  • We are in the middle of a global pandemic;
  • We are fighting a “novel” coronavirus that, up to three weeks ago, had no known cure and no vaccine;
  • We have multiple peer-reviewed scientific studies conducted by renowned scientists from multiple countries, as well as strong anecdotal evidence of this drug’s incredible, near-100% effectiveness in fighting this virus;
  • And, because President Trump has said good things about this drug during his daily press briefings, the entirety of the Democrat/media propaganda complex mounts a demented and coordinated strategy to demonize the one known cure for the virus.

Yes, it’s depraved. Yes, it is demented. Yes, it is despicable, diabolical and disreputable and disgraceful and vile.

But hey, this is Democrat politicians and the corrupt media we’re talking about here. You expected something else?

That is all.

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Friday Follies: NATO, Trump Polls and New York Ventilator Madness

The only real question here is, why? – Readers will be thrilled to know that the country of [checks notes] North Macedonia is now a proud member of the NATO Alliance:

Now, God bless Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – he’s just doing his job here. But let’s be real: The reason why NATO exists is as a mutual protection pact against aggression from Russia. Is the U.S. really prepared to wage war on Russia if it should attack the nation of [checks notes again] North freakin’ Macedonia? Are we really going to expend American lives and treasure in a war to save a country that very few Americans even know exists?

And hell, let’s really get to the point: Why does NATO even really need to exist at all today? Why does the U.S. continue to spend many billions every year to protect Western European nations who are too lazy to provide for their own defense?

Yeah, I know – I’m just spittin’ into the wind here. Let’s move on.

Ventilators? What ventilators? – If you’ve been paying attention over the past two weeks, you have heard the corrupt media, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s buffoon communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio whining to to rafters about NY City hospitals being overwhelmed and not having enough ventilators.

Well, take a look at this:

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That’s right: 2,000 ventilators delivered early this week by FEMA sitting unused in a damn warehouse unused. The reality is that New York politicians are playing the same sleazy game as their counterparts in Puerto Rico played, hiding massive supplies in a warehouse supposedly need to “save lives” in an effort to harm the President politically.

This is dangerous madness, and it needs to stop.

Democrat/media panic explained in two screenshots. – In today’s RealClearPolitics average of polls, President Trump’s approval average is 47.3%. On Election Day, 2016, it was 37.5%.

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This is why the media and their Democrat masters are in such a wild panic right now. This is why New York Democrat politicians are hiding ventilators in warehouses. This is why Democrat governors in Nevada and Michigan are actively denying their citizens access to hydroxychloroquine, a cheap, safe and plentiful drug that has been proven effective in fighting COVID-19.

This is why we saw these insane displays from Democrat House members on the floor this morning:

TDS is a very real thing, folks. These people and their corrupt media toadies are losing their damn minds. What a spectacle. Somebody pass the popcorn.

That is all.

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How the New York Times Fakes News About Ventilators

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

Alex Berenson, himself a former reporter at the New York Times, has a great Twitter thread this morning detailing how his former employer is intentionally mis-informing its readers regarding the real number of ventilators that the nations hospitals will need to deal with the China Virus outbreak.

The content of Berenson’s Twitter thread is detailed below. It should be required reading in every home in America.

Thus, rather than the “million” ventilators that the NYTimes falsely claims will be needed based on faulty data, the maximum number is vastly lower than that. And the real problem, which the Times basically ignores, is that our country likely only has trained staff necessary to safely operate a maximum of about 56,000 such machines.

This is the kind of intentional news-fakery aimed solely at causing harm to President Donald Trump that corrupt media outlets have used to cause needless panic across the United States. It is the kind of irresponsble media behavior for which, when all of the dust has settled from this national crisis, our country simply must find some way to hold corrupt reporters, editors and media executives accountable.

Because if we cannot find some way to adequately police what has become possibly the single most corrupt and irresponsible corporate business segment in our society today, they will only behave even more irresponsibly in the future.

That is all.

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Another Monday, Two More Democrat/Media Hoaxes

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

We now have two new Democrat/media hoaxes underway. – As the President’s public approval ratings continue to flourish during this China Virus crisis, Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media have flitted about in a desperate search to find some narrative – any narrative at all would do – to knock them down.

Yesterday, they tried releasing the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator from his hiding place, to give a “counter-briefing” on coronavirus matters. That strategy predictably crashed and burned as Quid Pro Joe couldn’t remember his dictated lines at the point at which the Teleprompter had a glitch:

Such are the hazards of having a presumptive nominee who is suffering from obvious advancing dementia. All told, Biden talked for about 8 minutes, safely at home with no reporters tossing vicious questions at him, and was so disastrous that ABC didn’t even mention it on its evening newscast. Contrast that to President Trump, who conducted a 90-minute update and handled hostile and idiotic questions from the depraved White House press corps for over an hour, and you see the Democrats’ problem here. The contrast is not just stark, but incredibly disturbing to anyone with a functional cerebral cortex.

So the Democrat/media complex of propaganda needed a new narrative with which to try to diminish the President’s performance. On Monday, they landed on one they completely made up out of whole cloth, and another tragic one that fell into their lap.

The “Where’s Anthony Fauci” narrative. – It has become apparent over the past 10 days or so that President Trump is increasingly uncomfortable with the draconian measures to control this virus being recommended to him by Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC. As the “remedy” to this latest in a long line of viruses brought to us by China increasingly appears to potentially be more deadly than the outbreak itself, Fauci’s time speaking during task force updates has decreased.

Things really seemed to get tense between the two last week when Fauci aggressively downplayed scientific, peer-reviewed studies and anecdotal evidence from China and South Korea that show that hydroxychloroquine can be very effective in actually curing the China Virus. Anyone who argues with the President immediately becomes a hero to the corrupt media; thus, Fauci’s absence from the podium created a mini-panic among the press corps.

After he failed to appear for the second consecutive day’s briefing on Monday, the news-fakers at the New York Times ran a piece that portrays Fauci, who has utterly failed to effectively deal with an array of viral outbreaks over his 40 year career, and whose CDC thinks nothing of losing upwards of 60,000 Americans to the common flu every year, as the second coming of Mother Teresa in an article laced with libelous false statements about the President. Because of course they did – it’s what these ghouls do for a living, after all.

Once the Times led the way, pretty much every other corrupt news outlet in America followed with parroting pieces of their own, containing all the anti-Trump talking points that went out in the evening memo from the DNC. All the hosts and leftist talking heads on CNN and MSNBC followed suit. This is how it all works.

UPDATE: For his own part, Dr. Fauci denied in a radio interview on Monday that there are any substantial differences between himself and President Trump related to dealing with this virus:

Key Quote: DR. FAUCI says media is trying to “pit” him against President Trump. “That is really unfortunate. I would wish that that would stop. … there are not differences. The president has listened to what I have said… The idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful.”

What Dr. Fauci apparently fails to grasp is that our corrupt news media has no interest in being “helpful.” It’s only interest is in advancing the Democrat party line, and thus harming the bad Orange Man.

The “Chloroquine killed a guy!” narrative. – Early Monday evening, the corrupt news-fakers at The Hill broke a story that contained this absurdly deceptive headline:

Man dies after taking malaria medication in effort to prevent coronavirus

The story, of course, is supposedly about hydroxychloroquine, the malaria medication that President Trump has touted as a potential cure for the China Virus on several occasions in recent days. The problem with the headline is that this man – and his wife, who was also hospitalized – did NOT take the prescription medication being used to fight this virus, as the story itself even admits:

“A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within thirty minutes of ingestion, the couple experienced immediate effects requiring admittance to a nearby Banner Health hospital,” the statement read.

These people ingested FISH TANK CLEANER that contains chloroquine and expected it to somehow protect them. Here’s some good advice, folks: DON’T INGEST FISH TANK CLEANER, BECAUSE IT MIGHT KILL YOU. This is something most 5 year-old children understand.

You seriously could never make this stuff up. Not in a million years.

But hey, nevermind pesky things like facts and truth – the entirety of the fake, corrupt news media ran with this story anyway as if this couple’s tragic stupdity somehow means we cannot possibly use this cheap, well-known, safe drug that has been prescribed millions of times by doctors all over the world to fight the China Virus.

It is fair to once again remind you that many of the corporations who own these corrupt media outlets are heavily-invested in and from China, whose communist government gave us this plague.

These people hate you and want you dead. That reality has never been more clear than it is today.

That is all.

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Pelosi, Biden Plumb New Depths of Political Depravity

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

They literally corrupt everything they touch. – Including stimulus bills in time of national emergency, as we found out last night. At the prodding of Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats banded together to filibuster the stimulus bill working its way through that chamber, a bill that had been exhaustively negotiated between congressional leader of both parties – including San Fran Nan – for three days. By late morning on Sunday, it appeared that a deal had been struck:

But just hours after that meeting concluded, San Fran Nan began making noises about how the Senate bill was “inadequate” and promising to move her own bill in the House. The hangup? Well, abortion, of course. Seems the Senate bill doesn’t provide a bailout for Planned Parenthood, and the party of abortion on demand cannot possibly allow their baby-killing machine to suffer like everyone else in our society. It’s their religion, after all. Well, one of their religions, along with Climate Change and Alinskyism.

From the PJMedia article linked above:

Even more ominous to Democrats was a Medicaid restriction that would hurt Planned Parenthood and other non-profits.

A Democratic aide said that the small business provision was drafted to exclude non-profits who receive Medicaid from being eligible for Small Business Administration assistance offered under the bill. That, according to the aide, would impact Planned Parenthood but also community health centers, rape crisis centers and disability service providers.

Planned Parenthood is not a “small business” and non-profits, as their name implies, aren’t “businesses” either. Tens of millions of dollars — or more — could be denied to real small businesses who need that cash as well.

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Thus, the Democrats are willing to tank the stock market even further and throw thousands more people out of jobs so that their baby-killing “non-profit” (except from the sale of baby body parts) factories can keep killing. Does it get any more ghoulish than that? Hard to imagine how.

Meanwhile, Quid Pro Joe prepares to create even more confusion and division. – Many have been wondering where the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator has been over the past week, since he basically disappeared from view after wins in several state primaries on Tuesday.

The answer came in a piece by Politico on Friday: He’s planning to hold what he is calling “regular shadow briefings” to provide his supporters in the corrupt news media with alternative talking points to what the President’s Coronavirus Task Force is telling the public:

Joe Biden is planning a regular shadow briefing on coronavirus to start as early as Monday to show how he would handle the crisis and address what he calls the lies and failures of President Trump.

Biden gave a preview of what’s to come in a conference call with reporters Friday, where he listed a litany of false and misleading statements from Trump, who has been holding regular White House press conferences concerning coronavirus preparedness and response that have been broadcast live on all major networks.

“President Trump stop saying false things, will ya?” Biden said. “People are worried they are really frightened, when these things don’t come through. He just exacerbates their concern. Stop saying false things you think make you sound like a hero and start putting the full weight of the federal government behind finding fast, safe and effective treatments.”

Biden made his comments from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he has been holed up for more than a week in adherence with Centers for Disease Control guidelines that urge people to practice social distancing.

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Why would he do this, you ask? Why, because the Task Force briefings have proved to be very effective in keeping the public informed, in the process providing the President with a platform to speak directly to the American people. As a result, the President’s public approval rating has skyrocketed, rising into the mid-50s in multiple polls last week.

This reality created a panic situation in the Democrat/media complex of propaganda late in the week. The media responded with a new narrative, accusing the President of lying, with op/eds in both the NY Times and Washington Post demanding that the networks actually stop covering the briefings. Now, despite Quid Pro Joe’s obvious advancing mental decline, they are urging him to get out there multiple times a week to provide a rebuttal to the President that all the networks will also air.

So, in a time of national crisis and a declared state of national emergency, we see the Democrats and their media toadies planning a process that is intentionally designed to decrease public confidence in government, increase confusion and produce outright panic.

Make no mistake about it: That is literally the outcome these demented and depraved people prefer. They are so mad with their pursuit of power that they would rather see millions of ordinary Americans suffer, lose their retirements, and see mass rioting in the streets than to see President Trump’s public approval ratings tick up by 5 percentage points because he’s doing a good job.

It used to be fair to merely say that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for socialism. As of this morning, it is entirely fair to say that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for the destruction of our economy and our society.

Stop doing it, folks.

That is all.

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There may be a Larger Agenda at Play Here

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

“There’s something happenin’ here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.” – Not trying to raise alarm here, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that there may be some larger agenda taking place in our society behind the scenes that has not yet risen to the surface.

The government’s response to the China Virus, so oversized when compared to its responses to H1N1 and other previous virial plagues, indicates that either we are not being told the entire truth about this current virus, or that something else is driving this train.

The manner in which the national media worked in overdrive during February to create a national panic cannot be discounted as a motivator of the government’s decision to literally shut down 75% of the U.S. economy in an unprecedented attempt to control the spread. But does that really explain it all? The destruction of wealth we have witnessed in just the past few weeks is astonishing, as millions have lost jobs and businesses and seen their retirement funds decimated.

If this was, as we were initially told, just a two-week effort to control the spread, then a quick recovery might be in the offing. But as this past week progressed, the estimates of timelines began to extend as the measures by state and federal governments became more draconian. The states of California, New York and Illinois are either now or will soon be 100% shelter in place mode with people allowed outside their homes for only a few exceptions. More states will no doubt follow within days.

Policing these shelter-in-place orders will require the activation of state National Guard units, and we can see the Administration already making plans to acquiesce to pressure from various governors – like New York’s Andrew Cuomo – to activate Army units to assist.

Certainly, the justification for such measures of trying to avoid overwhelming our hospitals and medical supplies/equipment is a reasonable objective. But if we create a 25% unemployment rate and skyrocketing poverty and homelessness in the process, thousands more Americans will die in the coming months not from the Chinese Flu, but from inability to feed themselves or obtain proper medical care.

If we had seen this kind of government reaction to the H1N1 outbreak in 2009/10, when Barack Obama waited until 60,000 were infected and over 1,000 dead before really doing much of anything, then all of this would be understandable. But obviously, we did not see that then, in part because the lapdog media never questioned anything Saint Barack ever did or said.

As much as I like and trust President Trump to protect the American people above all else, there can be no denying at this point that we are literally turning our country into a police state and destroying a massive slice of our economy in order to limit the spread of this virus. We are told that this is all temporary, but how temporary it all is just keeps becoming less and less temporary with every passing day.

Something bigger is in play here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, yet, but we will know soon enough. Again, this is not to raise alarm – I can think of several potential scenarios that would actually be positive developments in the long run.

Be careful. Be safe. Protect your loved ones. Pay careful attention to what the President is telling you and no attention at all to CNN or the New York Times.

That is all.

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What is Anthony Fauci’s Real Agenda?

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

These are not the polls the corrupt news media was hoping to see. Not at all. – After two solid weeks of the corrupt news media and prominent Democrats parroting the talking points of the communist Chinese government, the public is obviously grown weary of the nonsense. No one with a normal, functioning brain believes that the terms “Chinese flu” or “China virus” that President Donald Trump likes to use are in any real way “racist.” They simply – and accurately – identify the source of the virus that is killing thousands of people all over the world.

The public’s weariness of the tiresome media/Democrat narrative is now showing up in polling data, with no fewer than four new national polls this past week showing strong majorities of Americans pulling together to reject the narrative and approving of the President’s handling of the crisis. In the two most recent polls, taken this week as the media focus on this non-issue reached a fever pitch, the majority margin is now in double digits.

A new ABC/Ipsos poll released early on Friday shows the approve/disapprove ratio at 55% to 43%, and a new poll from Morning Consult released on Friday afternoon pegs the margin at a whopping 53% to 39%.

The corrupt media petulance moved into the silly season at Friday’s Coronavirus Task Force press conference. The questioning became so absurd that even the normally composed Dr. Anthony Fauci, a 40+ year veteran of such events, snapped at the media twice for reporters’ efforts to mischaracterize some of his own comments.

Unfortunately, though, Fauci’s own comments – intentionally downplaying the potential for hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus – ended up playing a dominant role in the presser.

The President’s most notable confrontation of the Friday event came with inveterate jackass MSNBC reporter Peter Alexander, who decided it was his role to debate the POTUS on whether or not he was being “reassuring” enough to the American people.

Here’s a longer, unedited clip of the exchange, not the highly-edited one pretty much every TV outlet decided to run with later:

Transcript:

Alexander: What do you say to Americans who are scared, though, nearly 200 dead, 14,000 who are sick, millions, as you witness, who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?

Trump: I say that you are a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. [crosstalk]

Alexander: [badgering now] But what do you say…

Trump: I say that’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers, and they are looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism, and the same with NBC and Comcast, I don’t call…

Alexander: [more badgering]

Trump: …I don’t call it Comcast, I call it Concast…[more badgering] let me just, for who you work…[more badgering] let me just tell you something: That’s really bad reporting, and you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it [hydroxychloroquine] works: It might, and it might not. [more badgering] I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot. Let’s see what happens.

[End]

Now, what had led up to this was really caused by Dr. Fauci, whose real agenda in all of this remains a matter that is still up in the air. Fauci, despite multiple peer-reviewed international studies – one of which we talked about in yesterday’s Campaign Update – indicating that hydroxychloroquine, a plentiful, well-known anti-Malaria treatment, is highly effective in actually curing coronavirus, had just finished his own statement during which he severely downplayed the potential for that drug to help in this pandemic, choosing instead to focus on new drugs that are in the development phase.

Several things are important to note here:

  1. Fauci is a life-long bureaucrat, and it is the nature of bureaucrats to protect their own turf and always seek to expand it. His remarks were entirely consistent with this professional outlook.
  2. Those new drugs stand to make billions for American Big Pharma in the context of this plague.
  3. Profits from mass production and distribution of a well-known, pre-existing drug like hydroxychloroquine would be far, far less. And,
  4. The use of an already-approved, well-known drug denies federal bureaucrats the opportunity to gum up the process and claim credit.

So, what is Fauci’s real motivation here? Is he just another turf-protecting bureaucrat who is being influenced by corporations and their lobbyists? It certainly happens. But to his credit, Fauci did come back to the podium later and lecture the reporters in the room for overstating his previous remarks.

Another concern about Fauci surfaced on Friday, this in the form of a letter he sent to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after her shamefully dishonest Benghazi-related testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in 2013. Here is the text of that email, which can best be characterized as a love letter, found yesterday in the files of WikiLeaks:

From your doctor admirer From: Fauci, Anthony (NIH/NIAID) [E]

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:10 PM

To: Mills, Cheryl D

Subject: Today’s performance

Cheryl: Anyone who had any doubts about the Secretary’s stamina and capability following her illness had those doubts washed away by today’s performance before the Senate and the House. She faced extremely difficult circumstances at the Hearings and still she hit it right out of the park. Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.

Warm regards, Tony

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Building 31, Room 7A-03

31 Center Drive, MSC 2520

National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

Phone: (301) 496-2263 FAX: (301) 47-4409 E-mail: afauci

[End]

My goodness. “Please tell her we all love her”? Really???

At best, this letter and his remarks at Friday’s press conference show lack of judgment and situational awareness on Dr. Fauci’s part. At worst, well, let’s hope the worst case scenario is not in play, because lives are literally at stake.

Bottom line, it is best to treat everything this guy says with a very skeptical ear.

That is all.

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America Must Disentangle Itself From China

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

Never let a good crisis go to waste. – If the China virus produces no other positive outcome, at least it has clearly demonstrated to anyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities that our country can no longer afford to be entangled in any real way with the Chinese communist government. Let’s look at just some of the reasons why:

In a globalist world, secrecy kills. – Communist governments by their very nature are dishonest and secretive. They must take so many repugnant actions in order to exert control over the masses, actions that they can never allow civilized nations to see if they are to be allowed entre’ to global markets. As Axios detailed in a story Wednesday evening, the ChiComs’ secretive nature where coronavirus is concerned has had a devastating impact on the global economy and threatens to cost hundreds of thousands of human lives.

From the Axios story:

Axios has compiled a timeline of the earliest weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in China, highlighting when the cover-up started and ended — and showing how, during that time, the virus already started spreading around the world, including to the United States.

Why it matters: A study published in March indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited.

This timeline, compiled from information reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the South China Morning Post and other sources, shows that China’s cover-up and the delay in serious measures to contain the virus lasted about three weeks.

[End]

That’s right: 95% of what you are seeing happening today in America and the rest of the world is directly the result of ChiCom dishonesty and secrecy. There simply must be a price to be paid for this level of mendacity.

ChiCom money corrupts other countries. – You can start this with the activities of Joe and Hunter Biden related to China while Quid Pro Joe was Vice President and Obama’s “point man” for China policy. Joe takes Hunter on a trip with him to China, and a week later Hunter’s fledgling firm secures $1.5 billion in Chinese largesse. If you don’t think this rank influence peddling corrupted Biden’s decision making related to U.S. foreign policy, I don’t even know what to say to you.

Then you have the way in which Chinese investments in American media operations have turned half of the White House press corps into blatant ChiCom stooges. After a reporter for OAN, Chanel Rion, asked President Trump how he feels about so many of her colleagues basically parroting ChiCom propaganda in their corrupt reporting yesterday, she was mercilessly harassed by those same colleagues for the rest of the day. After harassing Rion, those corrupt reporters then turned back to parroting ChiCom talking points.

Make no mistake about this: The content and tenor of what these “reporters” put onto the airwaves is dictated from the top down in these corrupt news organizations. Most, if not all of those corporations are heavily entangled with and dependent upon ChiCom money, and money talks, with these corrupt reporters serving as the mouthpiece. This is why you see these people react so emotionally every time President Trump correctly refers to this current plague as a virus that originated in China.

Supply chains are the economy’s life’s blood. – The one saving grace of our financial entanglements with China is that China’s economy is even more reliant on American money than vice versa. When we are more dependent on a communist country for pharmaceuticals and antibiotics than we are dependent on the Middle East for oil, we are enormously vulnerable as a country. Were China not so reliant on U.S. money, we would probably already be suffering from interruptions in pharmaceutical supplies. This cannot be allowed to stand.

It is an act of outright insanity to allow the very health of our citizens to be in the hands of a communist government. This must change, and this crisis affords the President and members of congress who aren’t also in the pockets of the ChiComs the opportunity to force the change. We need new regulations requiring the entire supply chains of critical goods like pharmaceuticals to be contained within our borders.

Here’s the good news. – The entire Trump economic plan from Day 1 has been designed to gradually force the decoupling of the U.S. economy from China. A big part of making America great again is to bring U.S. manufacturing, U.S. supply chains and U.S. jobs back home from China and other parts of the world. This is what Trump’s trade and tariff policies have been working to achieve.

Now, we have this crisis, caused entirely by ChiCom dishonesty and secrecy, that gives the President an opening to accelerate that process. It seems increasingly likely that setting the stage for taking some aggressive action in this realm is why the President has been so focused on making sure everyone understands that China brought this problem to our shores. The ChiComs understand this, which is why they and their corrupt media toadies in the U.S. have responded to the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” in such panicked tones.

This is what Donald Trump promised to do throughout his campaign for the presidency, and this is one of the main things we elected him to do. No president in American history has been so myopically focused on keeping the promises made during his campaign as Trump has been.

Decoupling from China is an enormous challenge, but Donald Trump has proved repeatedly throughout his adult life that enormous challenges are his favorite kind.

That is all.

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From Kung Flu to Bat Virus, The Corrupt Media Beclowns Itself One More Time

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

Just when you thought the corrupt, fake news media could not possibly become any more corrupt or fake than it already was, they go and prove you wrong. – As President Donald Trump and his administration mobilize the entirety of the federal government in the fight to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, he and his task force members are doing everything they can to keep the public informed. Simply put: Our country is now on a war footing, regardless of anyone’s opinion about whether or not such measures are actually justified.

The President and his team hold press conferences at least once every day, often twice or even more, as a part of this effort. During a time like this, any patriotic American who cares about this country and our fellow citizens would hope that people who hold themselves out to be “news reporters” would focus their questioning on actual news-related stuff, and do their best to leave their leftist political correctness and active grudges against the President secured away in the enormous fanny packs in which all their rage-filled grudges are stored.

Well, you can hope that, but you would be disappointed if you did. Take the raging nitwit below as a prime example of a corrupt reporter using yesterday’s televised press conference as an excuse to grandstand her own grudge against President Trump and his ongoing, 100% accurate use of the term “Chinese virus” to describe what he is fighting:

Reporter (no idea who she might be): “Ok, why do you keep calling this the Chinese virus? There are reports of dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans in this country. Your own aide, Secretary Azar, says he does not use this term because ethnicity does not cause the virus. Why do you keep using this? A lot of people say it’s racist?”

President Trump: “It’s not racist. It’s not racist at all, no. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate. I have great love for all of the people from our country. But, as you know, China tried to say at one point – maybe they’ve stopped now – that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen. It’s not going to happen, not as long as I’m President. It comes from China.”

[End]

Now, about those “dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans,” which this reporter wants people to believe were somehow caused by the President correctly identifying where this virus originated: Most likely almost all such reports – assuming they even exist anywhere outside of this reporter’s mind – are false. Possibly all of them made up by leftist activists pursuing their political agenda, an Alinsky tactic that Democrats and their media toadies use all the time.

Do idiots exist in our society who exercise bias against Chinese Americans? Sure. There are idiots in our society who exercise bias against all races, colors and religions in America. No society of 339 million people can ever be free from the acts of idiots.

This reporter is one of those idiots, exercising her rage-filled bias against a President trying to get accurate information to the American people. And she wasn’t even the worst example from yesterday’s press conference – check out this raging clown show:

Reporter (Again, no earthly idea who she is): “There’s reporting that the federal government has a plan that shows this coronavirus outbreak might last as long as 18 months – are you seeing those numbers?

President: “No, I’m not seeing that at all.”

Reporter: “And my second question is, there are some, at least one White House official who used the term ‘Kung flu’, referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong? Are you worried that, that having this virus be, be talked about as a Chinese virus, that that might …

President: “I wonder who said that. Do you know who said that?”

Reporter: “That, I’m not sure the person’s name, but would you condemn the fact …”

President: “Say the term again.”

Reporter [clearly lying]: “Th, um, a person at the White House used the term ‘Kung flu'”…

President: “Kung flu.”

Reporter: “My question is, do you think that’s wrong – Kung flu – and do you think using that term Chinese virus, that puts Asian Americans at risk?”

President: “No, not at all. No, not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100%. It comes from China.”

[End]

You seriously could never make this up, folks. In the middle of a national emergency, an emergency that is going to end up ultimately killing hundreds, if not thousands of Americans, all these tiny-brained “journalists” can focus on is political correctness. If these people had been alive on D-Day, they would have used their time to chastise FDR for someone in the White House using the term “kraut”, or maybe for using unfair stereotypes to demonize Herman Goehring.

It is a stunning display of not only inexcusable, pervasive bias in the American media, but also of what can only be called rank stupidity. These reporters are just plain stupid people who have no sense of priority.

But hey, in case anyone is sitting there thinking I’m picking on the women, fear not: The award for absolute dumbest, most brain-dead corrupt reporter take of the day goes to Richard Engel of NBC News:

*sigh*

The American media is garbage. Smelly, rancid, putrid garbage.

That is all.

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Trump is Right About China, and has Been for Decades

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

Can we all admit now that Trump was right about China? – Donald Trump, both as private citizen and later as President, has been warning about the dangers of U.S. entanglement with and reliance upon the communist government in China for decades. While globalist presidents like the Bushes, Clinton and Obama were running the country, those warnings went unheeded while America opened its borders and its economy to Chinese goods and citizens.

During the 28 years of those four presidencies, our country also made the conscious decision to allow its manufacturing infrastructure to be largely dismantled and shipped mainly to China and other Asian nations so that U.S. corporations could exploit the vastly cheaper labor forces in that part of the world. Those presidencies compounded the destruction of America’s blue-collar jobs by entering into trade deal after trade deal that allowed the ChiComs to levy heavy tariffs on American goods while Obama, Clinton and the Bushes refrained from retaliating in-kind, all in the name of “free trade” and “open markets.”

U.S. policy – and similar policies implemented by European democracies towards the Panda – allowed China to emerge from 19th-century backwardness into a global economic power, a planned outcome that Western leaders hoped would make the ChiCom government a more responsible player on the world stage. America’s globalist presidents played this fool’s game for so long and to such an extent that now, as the world attempts to grapple with an exotic viral pandemic that without any question at all originated in Wuhan, China, the U.S. finds itself dependent on China for an astonishing 96% of its supply of antibiotics and pharmaceuticals.

Let me put that into some perspective for you: Americans from all walks of life have for decades complained about the fact that our country has been so heavily-reliant on the Middle East and other foreign sources of crude oil. In the wake of a couple of oil shocks caused by OPEC in 1977, President Jimmy Carter became so fearful of this reality that he actually said it constituted a national emergency and went about implementing all manner of incredibly stupid and non-productive energy policies as a result.

At that time, America was importing roughly 1/3rd of its daily oil needs from other countries. Yes, 1/3rd – that is not one of my many typos.

At its absolute peak around 2005-2006, the U.S. imported no more than about 65% of its oil consumption. Today, thanks to the Shale revolution of the last decade, the percentage is below 25% on most days. With all the demand destruction now being caused by the Wuhan viral outbreak, that percentage will fall dramatically in the weeks to come.

But pharmaceuticals and anti-biotics are different – we’re going to be needing more, much more of them in order to properly deal with this China-caused pandemic, and, thanks to all that wonderful globalism practiced by Trump’s four predecessors, we now find ourselves almost entirely reliant upon China to supply them.

The great Victor Davis Hanson has a piece in the National Review this morning that vividly documents exactly how the dishonesty of the communist Chinese government caused the viral outbreak in Wuhan to become a global pandemic. Here’s an out-take from it:

Sometime in late November the Chinese Communist Party apparat was aware that the ingredients of some sort of an epidemic were brewing in Wuhan. Soon after, it was also clear to them that a new type of coronavirus was on the loose, a threat they might have taken more seriously given the similar Chinese origins of the prior toxic SARS coronavirus and the resources of a Level 4 virology lab nearby.

Yet the government initially hid all that knowledge from its own people in particular and in general from the world at large. Translated into American terms, that disingenuousness ensured that over 10,000 Chinese nationals and foreigners living in China flew every day on direct flights into the United States (Washington and California especially) from late November to the beginning of February, until the Trump travel ban of January 31.

All this laxity was also known to the Communist apparat in Beijing, which must have been amused when Trump was roundly damned by his liberal critics as a xenophobe and racist for finally daring to stop the influx on January 31 — the first major leader to enact such a total ban.

To the degree that we are suffering death and economic hurt from COVID-19, we can also attribute the toll to the Chinese Communist Party. Had it just called in the international medical community in late November, instituted early quarantines, and allowed its own citizens to use email and social media to apprise and warn others of the new disease, then the world and the U.S. would probably not have found themselves in the current panic. The reasons China did not act more responsibly may be inherent in communist governments, or they may involve more Byzantine causes left to be disclosed.

China will rue what it begat.

That is, it will come to appreciate fully that the supposed efficiency, ruthlessness, and autocracy of the Communist Party — what had so impressed foolish American journalists who once marveled at Beijing’s ability to enact by fiat liberal pet projects such as high-speed rail and solar industries — were China’s worst enemies, ensuring that the virus would spread and that China’s international reputation would be ruined.

The coronavirus could be the straw that breaks the proverbial back of the Chinese camel, stooped under the recent weight of a trade war with the U.S., the revelation of 1 million Uighurs in reeducation camps, the crackdown on Hong Kong democracy protesters, and news of the sprawling Chinese internal-surveillance apparat. The world is now both terrified and put off by China, and such anathemas will only harm its already suspect and misbegotten Silk Road neocolonial schemes.

[End]

Trump has been right about China all along: Right to warn of the foolishness of our growing entanglement and dependency on them; right to warn of the dangers of growing Chinese communist hegemony in other parts of the world; right to warn of the dangers of allowing Chinese interests to take ownership positions in major U.S. corporations, especially media operations; right to engage in his tariff war to level the economic playing field; right to implement the travel ban as soon as the experts advised him to do so.

For all of its economic reforms of the past 30 years, China remains a communist government, and communist governments as a class are secretive, dishonest and cannot be trusted by the international community. If the Wuhan coronavirus creates no other positive outcomes, at least it has reminded us all that this immutable reality of life on planet earth has not changed.

Trump was right. Again.

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:

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Coronavirus: Threat to Trump, Godsend to Biden

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

While the Trump Administration has dealt as effectively with the coronavirus threat as anyone could have possibly done, there is now no question that the increasing public panic over the virus sown by the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies will end up doing substantial political harm to President Donald Trump in his bid for re-election.

There is no doubt, as leading public health officials have repeatedly confirmed, that President Trump’s quick action to ban travel to the U.S. from China had its desired impact of slowing the spread here in the U.S. The creation of the Coronavirus Task Force led by Vice President Mike Pence has also had its desired result of streamlining the federal government’s response to the crisis. These and other federal actions have ensured that the rate of infection in the U.S. has been dramatically slower than in Italy, Germany and other developed nations who did not implement similar steps.

The whole point of the Administration’s actions has been to minimize the U.S. infection rate during the early weeks of the progression curve that is a feature of  all viral outbreaks. The coronavirus is no different in this regard from the flu or the common cold: The rate of infection rises dramatically early on, levels off, peaks and then falls just as dramatically. That peak has already been reached in China – where the virus originated despite the best efforts of Democrats to convince us the President himself created it during a golf weekend at Mar-a-Lago – and in South Korea, whose government took many of the same early actions that the Trump Administration did.

Think about this for a moment: Worldwide, there have now been a total of 126,660 people confirmed to have contracted coronavirus, and 4,641 confirmed total deaths. In the U.S., those numbers are 1,321 and 38. Meanwhile, in the U.S. since last September, the CDC estimates that the common flu viruses have infected between 34-49 million Americans and killed between 20-52,000.

But no one at CNN is attempting to create a public panic over the flu epidemic, whose death rate this year has not been particularly severe in the U.S. We’re used to the flu, and our society has factored its infection and death rates into being just an aspect of our daily lives. It’s like the 35,000 or so deaths of Americans from car accidents every year – no one at the New York Times is writing idiotic op/eds blaming President Trump for inventing the wheel, which ultimately has killed millions and millions of people around the world.

But these things and other theoretically “preventable” causes of deaths – like trampolines, for example – are known threats, so we remain aware of them, treat those who are ill or have been injured as best we can, and go about our daily lives. Coronavirus, on the other hand, is novel to us: It has this odd name and mysterious origins and thus becomes an easy tool for the depraved Democrats and corrupt journalists to exploit for political gain by sowing public panic.

One big result of the panic is the cancellation of major events now taking place everywhere. Yesterday, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, by far the biggest economic generator for the City of Houston each year, was cancelled. Austin similarly lost the SXSW festival a few days ago.  The National Basketball Association cancelled the remainder of its season when one player tested positive for coronavirus. The Coachella festival was delayed until October. On and on this growing list of cancellations goes, and every one of them will have a negative impact on our economy.

Another big result is the rapidly-falling stock market, which is now on the precipice of officially falling into bear market status for the first time in 11 years. This is largely the result of panic selling by middle class investors who can’t afford to see their retirement funds take a big hit. So, these folks panic and completely get out of stocks and move to cash in an attempt to avoid the impact of the fall. But the problem there is that they won’t know when to get back in, and will almost certainly miss the benefit of much of the ride back up.

Meanwhile, the wealthy investors like Warren Buffett gleefully treat markets such as this as buying opportunities, snatching up big positions in various companies at flea market prices. The net result of the Democrat/media-create panic will thus inevitably become a major transfer of wealth from the middle class to the investor class.

All of this for political gain. All of this so they can point the finger of blame at the man they have all been demonizing for four long years. None of the other hoaxes they have mounted against President Trump have stuck, but this one well could, since the negative impacts of the panic now spreading will cascade throughout the economy during the second and third quarters of the year, at a minimum.

Meanwhile, this is all a literal godsend for the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee, Quid Pro Joe Biden. What a blessing. This is a man who is obviously in a state of advancing cognitive decline, and who will now be able to use concerns over the coronavirus to cancel all future public rallies and other events.

It has been at those rallies where Biden has experienced the preponderance of his “wtf is this guy saying” moments during the course of the campaign. It was at one such public event where he cursed at an autoworker and came close to getting in a literal fist fight with him just two days ago. It was at events like this that he couldn’t distinguish between his wife and his sister, where he referred to God as “you know, the thing,” where he told voters that he was running for the U.S. Senate and told a crowd of Iowans that they were in Ohio and Vermonters that they were in New Hampshire and on and on and on and on and on.

Having now almost run the table through the last 20 primary and caucus states, Biden has just one more hurdle remaining: Sunday night’s debate with Bernie Sanders, the last old geezer standing between him and the nomination. Get through that without claiming to have been the guy who made the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki or having been the guy who wrote the 14th amendment to the Constitution, and the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator will be able to justify sitting out the rest of the primary season at his palatial home and avoiding exposure to the public or the press until the party’s convention in July.

While Biden and his handlers will consider the cancellation of all future rallies – which regularly fail to fill up a small high school gymnasium – as a blessing, President Trump will come under increasing pressure to avoid holding any rallies of his own. Those rallies of tens of thousands of supporters were the life’s blood of his campaign in 2016, and have been his main means of staying in touch with the public during his presidency.

Make no mistake about this: Every aspect of the coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. works to the detriment of President Trump, mainly due to the despicable actions by the corrupt media to create public panic. The President is dealing with the virus in a very effective way in terms of slowing its spread. For that, he deserves the gratitude of every American.

Whether he can find a way to deal with the negative political impacts of the virus in an equally effective way remains to be seen, and will likely ultimately determine whether he wins re-election or loses it to a frail and clearly-impaired old man.

What a thing.

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Joe Biden’s Running Mate Will be the Real Democrat Nominee

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

In an appearance on Fox’s “Watters World” program Saturday night, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani did not pull any punches at all when talking about Quid Pro Joe Biden and the increasingly obvious cognitive issues he is displaying on the campaign trail.

Watch this clip (a transcript follows):

Here’s a transcript for those who still like to read stuff:

Watters: Do you agree with my assessment of how things shook out?

Giuliani: Oh, sure I do. I think that Bernie was so frightening that they picked a man who is showing obvious signs of dementia. Which is astounding. Because if you consider that what he is displaying gets worse, what’s he going to be like three years from now? If he doesn’t know what state he’s in; if he can’t figure out which one his wife is; and if he thinks 150 million people – which is half the population, roughly, of America – got killed;  then what’s he going to be like two years from now when that illness gets worse?

I don’t think we should put…we are dealing here with who is going to be the president of the United States, and we shouldn’t pussyfoot around with this. The man has something wrong with him, and it’s serious.

Not only that, his family has been stealing for 30 years. At least. Eight cases in which his family made hundreds of thousand and millions off of selling his public office. Now, it is possible, it is actually possible that when he said ‘I didn’t know about it’ he’s so out of it, he didn’t know about it.

Watters: That’s the best defense he’s got…

Giuliani: …I don’t believe that’s true. I mean, the kid has terrible drug problems, and he becomes a multi-millionaire. Any father would want to know how, right? And since Daddy took him to China to make 1.5 billion of it…

[End]

 

For a fairly comprehensive look back at just some of the hundreds of clear examples from the past weeks of this man being in obvious cognitive decline, take a look at these clips, both of which were compiled by a very left-wing Trump hater:

Partial transcript of the 2nd clip:

Narrator: I think it’s obvious to anyone that’s seen clips of Joe Biden over the past year or so that he is in a state of mental decline. His mental capacities are not what they were 4 years ago, 8 years ago, during Obama’s term. Look at any clip of Joe Biden in the past year and compare those to Joe Biden debating Paul Ryan, and you’ll see that he’s not all there anymore. And it’s sad to say – it doesn’t please me to say this.

What I think is a problem is that the media is not doing their job in highlighting this. It’s very clear what’s going on here: His mental health is not what it used to be. He can barely form complete sentences. He very frequently forgets people’s names. He very frequently does not know where he even is. And this is not a winning person who will defeat Donald Trump. This isn’t someone who’s going to excel in debates against Donald Trump.

Here is clip compilation number 1005 of just some of the latest gaffes, if that’s even what you can call them anymore, of Joe Biden.

Biden: “We hold these truths to be self-l’evident. All men and women created by the…go, you know the th…you know, the thing.”

“Tomorrow’s Super Thursd…Super Tuesday.”

“Alright, Chuck, thank you very much.” [He was talking to Chris Wallace]

[It goes on and on, but you get the picture.]

[End Clip]

So, that’s our reality now: The Democrat establishment appears to be intent on nominating a candidate for the presidency of the United States who is in such obvious, unambiguous mental decline that even leftist Democrats are now putting together compilations of examples of it.

Biden himself has continued to write all of this off to a stuttering issue he suffered from when he was young. But this is, like his constant references to his late son, Beau, just one of many crutches he leans on to curry sympathy from the public.

The reality is that there are literally thousands of clips of Joe Biden in his younger days speaking very clearly in public with no issue whatsoever. No stuttering, no stammering, no forgetting where he is or who his wife is or the words to the Declaration of Independence that every first-grader had to learn by heart.

As the narrator above notes, the contrast between the Joe Biden of just 8 years ago, in his debate with Paul Ryan, and the Joe Biden of today is not just obvious, it is shocking.

Biden has always had a major issue with the truth, and he has always committed major gaffes – he has always been a grifting buffoon and no one who is being honest would deny that. But we are waaaayyyyyy beyond the point where we can write off the stuff we are currently seeing from Quid Pro Joe to mere clownish gaffes.

Biden’s last debate performance was the clearest and most shocking example yet. In those two hours in South Carolina, he displayed every visible symptom of creeping dementia: Anger, paranoia, lashing out, memory losses, inability to form coherent sentences, and on and on. For that literally frightening performance, he was of course praised by the corrupt news media in its effort to support the Democrat Party narrative.

As both Giuliani and the narrator note, the reality about Joe Biden is that if you elect him, you are really electing his running mate, because Quid Pro Joe will quickly either voluntarily resign or have to be removed under the 25th amendment.  The corrupt media doesn’t want to tell you this, but everyone paying attention knows it is true.

In the coming two weeks, you should expect to see the networks/CNN/MSNC conduct a series of long interviews with Biden, so that they can carefully edit them down into maybe 10 minutes where he actually appears to make sense. Because this is what our corrupt media does for its Democrat masters.

Bottom line, if he does go on to become the nominee, watch closely who Biden picks to be his running mate. Because that person will represent the Democrat Party’s true candidate for president.

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Boom: Trump Names Mark Meadows His New Chief of Staff

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

This is a big deal. – In a “surprise” move that really wasn’t all that surprising yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows would replace Mick Mulvaney as White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney had made it known weeks ago that he was ready to roll out of the high-pressure job to assume the post of Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, a post he has sought for some time.

It had long been considered likely that Meadows would assume some high-level post within the Trump Administration, a desire he had made known upon his announcement last Fall that he would not seek re-election to his congressional seat this year.

Here’s an excerpt from the report on the move by a decidedly-biased Politico:

President Donald Trump announced on Friday night that Rep. Mark Meadows will become the new White House chief of staff, a dramatic reshuffling of his senior aides in the midst of the growing coronavirus crisis affecting the United States and the world.

Meadows, a conservative North Carolina Republican who helped overthrow one Republican speaker, considered getting rid of another and pushed Trump into a disastrous government shutdown over funding his border wall, will be Trump’s fourth chief of staff in just over three years in office.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff for the last 14 months, will become envoy to Northern Ireland.

It’s a most remarkable turn for the 60-year old Meadows, who in the eyes of his detractors has few qualifications for the post besides a talent for disruption, obstruction and obfuscation. Yet for the Republicans he’s fighting for — the House Freedom Caucus, of which he was a founder, and Trump — there’s no better advocate or strategist to have on your side.

The ascension to White House chief of staff is the culmination of a head-snapping rise for Meadows, who announced in December that he was retiring at the end of this term in Congress. Meadows was first elected in 2012, formed the Freedom Caucus with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in 2014 and was the man who went to the floor to seek to remove John Boehner from the speakership in the summer of 2015.

[End]

Obviously, Politico’s editors assigned their most bitter liberal hacks to file that report. Oh, hey, I see John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman’s names on the by-line, so yeah, that’s exactly what they did.

Anyway….

The job of White House Chief of Staff is an a extremely high-pressure post, especially in this Administration, in which anyone seen as being an actual conservative who is loyal to the President himself becomes an immediate target for withering assault by the corrupt news media. It is no surprise that Mulvaney was ready to leave, since he took in far more incoming fire than his either of his two predecessors in the role, Reince Priebus and General John Kelly, neither of whom were considered by the media to be particularly conservative or loyal. The fact that both of those men were constant leakers to the media also helped insulate them from attack.

You can bet that one source of the bitter tone towards Mulvaney and Meadows in the report by Politico, as well as other reports out there this morning, derives from the fact that neither of those men have tried to curry favor with the Democrat toadies in the media by leaking national secrets to them. Both men are also quite conservative in their own right, a fact that liberal hacks like the authors of the Politico report equate to being Nazis.

Thus, the very traits that make Mulvaney and Meadows perfect for the job of Chief of Staff for Donald Trump are the traits that engender hatred from our corrupt news media.

Make no mistake about it: The job of Chief of Staff is a crucial one in any presidency. The COS has near-constant contact with the President – Meadows will immediately become Mr. Trump’s closest and most crucial advisor. He is not just there to manage staff. Meadows will have a seat in every national security meating and in every strategy session involving the President that takes place in the White House.

Thus, it is very important that one would have to go to great pains to find any member of congress who is more consistently conservative than Mark Meadows. You would also be hard-pressed to find anyone who has been more consistently supportive of President Trump, or who has worked harder to expose the rank corruption of not only congressional Democrats like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, but also leaders of his own political party.

The fact that Meadows is a well-known and long-time political leader from North Carolina most likely also worked in his favor. North Carolina will be a key swing state in this year’s presidential election, and Meadows will no doubt play a role in advising the Trump Campaign on ways to ensure victory there.

In making the move, President Trump speculated that Meadows might become “my James Baker.” As ideally-suited as Meadows seems to be for this position, that is highly doubtful.

James Baker served in the Chief of Staff role for 4 years and 15 days, through the entire first term of the Ronald Reagan presidency. He then again served for the final 150 days of the George H.W. Bush presidency.

It would represent an almost super-human feat of endurance for anyone to be able to withstand the pressure of serving in this particular job for four years for a president who is as mercurial and unwilling to be tamed as President Trump while under constant assault from the media. There is no more high-pressure job on earth.

Mulvaney lasted 1 year and 64 days before his new assignment was announced on Friday. If Meadows can last that long and leave still on good terms with the President, everyone involved should be thrilled to death.

That is all.

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Another Phenomenal Jobs Report: “Experts,” Corrupt Media Hardest Hit

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

Another month, another incredible jobs report that blasts through the projections by all the “experts.” – The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report is out. It’s real, and it is spectacular.

February jobs gains in the Trump economy amounted 273,000, beating “expert” projections by a whopping 98,000 jobs. This during a month in which the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies did everything they could to depress economic growth by whipping up irrational hysteria over the coronavirus.

But there’s more, so much more – from the report on this morning’s news at Yahoo! Finance:

The February jobs report reflected much better than expected job gains and an unemployment rate back at a 50-year low, before the coronavirus outbreak escalated and threatened to weigh on economic activity.

The Labor Department released its February jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday. Here were the main results from the report, compared to consensus expectations compiled by Bloomberg:

  • Change in non-farm payrolls: +273,000 vs. +175,000 expected and 273,000 in January
  • Unemployment rate: 3.5% vs. 3.6% expected and 3.6% in January
  • Avg. hourly earnings, month on month: +0.3% vs. +0.3% expected and +0.2% in January
  • Avg. hourly earnings, year on year: 3.0% vs. +3.0% expected and 3.1% in January

January’s job gains were upwardly revised to 273,000, from the 225,000 previously reported, and December’s non-farm payroll additions were upwardly revised by 37,000 to 184,000. This brought average job gains over the past three months up to 243,000, or above the average from 2019, when job growth averaged 178,000 per month.

Along with those huge upward-revisions for December and January, the total additional jobs added in today’s report amounts to an incredible 358,000. Yet again, keeping with the pattern throughout the Trump Administration, the consensus of the mainly-liberal group of “experts” was proven to be embarrassingly low.

Over the past three months included in today’s report, here is how the actual jobs numbers compared to the projections of the “experts”:

December:  Jobs added – 184,000. Predicted – 160,000.

January: Jobs added – 262,000. Predicted – 165,000.

February: Jobs added – 273,000. Predicted – 175,000.

 

Taken together, this means that the actual jobs added over the past three months exceeded the “expert” projections by 219,000 jobs.

Over the past three years we have seen two distinct, consistent patterns related to these jobs reports:

  • The “expert” projections are significantly low almost every month;
  • The initial Labor Department reports are almost always low and must be revised upwards over the following 60 days. Most, in fact, are revised upwards not once, but twice before we finally get to a final number.

During the Obama years, these patterns were exactly reversed: Expert projections were consistently higher than actuals, and initial actuals reported by the Labor Department were consistently artifically high, and ended up being revised downwards, often twice, over the following 60 days.

Obviously, there is an ingrained political bias present in the group of “experts” surveyed by the biased media. Equally obviously, the DOL is still plagued by a gaggle of Obama holdovers who need to be cleaned out of there.

But today, let’s celebrate: Despite the best efforts of the Democrat/media propaganda complex, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy remained extremely strong in February.

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The Corrupt American Media Shames Itself Yet Again

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

You can’t trust MSNBC or the New York Times to do the maths. – Seriously, you could never make this stuff up, folks.

Understand that both of these corrupt “journalists” spent a good deal of time preparing for this moment. They prepared actual talking points for it. Both certainly were assisted by half a dozen or more assistants, fact-checkers, and talking points monkeys.

Understand that this didn’t just happen on the spur of the moment, and you understand exactly how utterly stupid the nation’s population of corrupt journalists truly is as a group.

Speaking of utterly stupid corrupt fake journalists, check out this tweet from the execrable hack, Ana Navarro, a paid CNN contributor:

Of course, Jeff Sessions is from Alabama, not Arkansas. But hey, at least she knew it was one of those “A” states out there in Flyover Country, so her peers in the corrupt news media would say she did great. They like to grade themselves on a very steep curve.

The “it’s all sexism and misogyny” excuse rears its ugly head again. – Here’s a panel of dimwitted talking heads on MSNBC yesterday, whining about how the failure of the lifelong fraud Lieawatha to gain traction in the Democrat Party nominating race means America is all, like, sexist and like, misogynistic and stuff, or something:

Note that at least three of those five nitwits pretend to be working journalists, including the host, who is really just a turncoat former Bushie. Note also that none of them has the presence of mind to realize that all this sexism and misogyny they’re talking about, if it actually does exist, comes straight from the DEMOCRAT PARTY VOTER BASE. This would be the very same Democrat voter base that these very same nitwits regularly portray as being so open-minded, diverse and vastly superior to the voter base of the GOP.

This is not rocket science, is it? Seriously, is this hard? Am I missing something here? If I am, I truly do want to know what it is.

And now for some comic relief…: Hey, look, CBS This Morning is so desperate for rating that it has apparently signed Austin Powers to a new contributor agreement.

GOLO or Gabby Adventure Time Now: School, Zorro, 돌, and REDFACE

 

Ok, sorry. Just having a little fun there.

Back to the whole “sexism” and Fauxcahontas thing… – The cretins who run The Hill published this piece yesterday:

Here’s the thing, ladies and corrupt journalists pushing this false narrative:

TULSI. GABBARD. IS. STILL. A. CANDIDATE.

She really is a woman – seriously, she serves in the Army Reserves, it’s been verified. Check it out:

Tulsi Gabbard ‘regrets’ her past anti-gay activism as she prepares for a presidential race ...

See? She’s even waving at you, trying to get your attention.

Why is she waving in a desperate attempt to get your attention, you ask? It could be because she, a verified, actual lady with all the requisite lady parts, has had a real hard timing getting to 2% support in the polls of DEMOCRAT VOTERS in this campaign. Seems that all you liberals out there who wail and scream and whine incessantly about the nation’s aching need to have a woman, any woman, elected to the presidency for the simple fact that she is a woman, have utterly and completely failed to support this particular woman.

Today, she is the last woman standing in presidential politics for 2020, and I guaran-damn-tee you we will not see anyone in our corrupt news media wailing and screaming and incessantly whining about the need for all you liberals out there to now support Tulsi Gabbard over the two old geezers she’s left running against.

So, spare us all the drama. Please.

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Sudden Turns of Events on FISA Renewal and the Democrat Coronavirus Hoax

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

WINNING Alert! – In a meeting with top House and Senate Republicans Tuesday night, Politico reports that President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) made it clear he will not support a so-called “clean renewal” of the FISA act. That is, of course, a direct contradiction to the position assumed by the increasingly swampy-smelling Attorney General, William Barr.

From the Politico report:

“The president made it exceedingly clear he will not accept a clean re-authorization … without real reform,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), told reporters after the meeting. “He was told by the attorney general, we can massage around the edges and we can fix this through regulation, the president didn’t accept that, pushed back very vigorously and said ‘we’re not doing this.'”

Trump instead told the lawmakers: “You all work out a bipartisan deal and come back to me and I’ll sign it,” according to a source in the room.

This is exactly the posture the President – who was clearly targeted by corrupt Obama-era officials at DOJ and the FBI via abuse of this very law – should be assuming. The December Horowitz report made it crystal clear that the FISA statute has long been a tool for systematic abuse, and that the FISA courts themselves are unwilling to use their authority to police and punish officials who intentionally mislead them. The thought that worthless FBI Director Christopher Wray and AG Barr are going to contain things via internal reforms is truly laughable, and the President understands that.

Just another of a thousand of examples of this President actually doing the job he was elected to do.

Funny how this works. – Hey, have you noticed how the Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the news media have suddenly dropped their whole “let’s call the Coronavirus the Trumpvirus” narrative designed to weaponize a deadly virus for political gain over the last couple of days? I know, right?

Obviously, the initial polling data and focus group results came back, and they were not favorable to the Democrats on this latest in their never-ending hoaxes. So, suddenly, the very same people who were screaming just a few days ago that “it’s all the evil Orange Man’s fault!” are now on CNN or MSNBC calmly saying things like “it’s a public health issued that should not be politicized.” The execrable Debbie Dingel was on Fox Business saying exactly that to Maria Bartiromo this morning, in fact.

So, it’s just like when they pulled out the whole “Trump blackmailed Ukraine” canard during the impeachment hoax last October: They got bad polling data back three days later and dropped it like a hot coal. This is just how these demented people operate.

The more important point here, though, is why this particular hoax polled poorly for the Democrats and their media toadies: Because the President and his public health officials are doing an absolutely stellar job in dealing with this virus and containing its spread in the United States. Despite the media’s best efforts to create mass hysteria around the issue, that reality becomes increasingly obvious to the public every day.

The President’s early, decisive action to ban non-essential travel to and from China has proven to be crucial, and his putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a multi-agency Coronavirus Task Force has worked to enhance public confidence. In addition to that reality, Democrats also now fear growing comparisons of the quick, effective response by the Trump Administration to the fact that the Obama Administration waited until more than 1,000 Americans had died of the H1N1 virus in 2009 before taking  similar steps to combat it. Not a good look for The One His Own Self.

With the reality on the ground shifting beneath their latest false narrative, the Democrat/media propaganda complex had to shift the narrative. Thus, suddenly, the same people who were squealing to the rafters in an effort to create a mass public panic for purely political reasons are now calm, rational policymakers just trying to promote public health.

Another hoax come and gone, but don’t worry: Their next hoax is without doubt just around the corner.

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The Democrat/Media Weaponization of Coronavirus is Working

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

Can everybody please just calm down a little bit here? – The Democrat/media campaign to weaponize the Coronavirus against President Trump is now predictably causing all sorts of needless panic among the population.

Thanks to the very despicable, very false narrative being spread by the corrupt hacks at CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the rest of the fake news media, ordinary citizens are now hoarding things like anti-viral surgical masks and various food items. Sellers of the surgical masks on Amazon are attempting to hide their price-gouging activities by charging upwards of $200 or more for shipping and handling.

Even more damaging to the economy overall, though, we are now seeing an irrational rush to cancel major conferences that create hundreds of millions in economic activity in their host cities.

Facebook led the way, canceling its huge global marketing conference scheduled to take place in San Francisco. As reported by The Verge:

Facebook has canceled its upcoming global marketing conference out of caution for the coronavirus outbreak, according to Reuters. The conference was set to take place in March at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and 4,000 people were expected to attend.

“Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus,” said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to The Verge.

Facebook canceling its global marketing conference comes on the heels of this week’s cancellation of Mobile World Congress, also due to coronavirus concerns. In the days leading up to MWC’s cancellation, several vendors, including LG, Ericsson, Nvidia, Intel, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, NTT Docomo, Cisco, Nokia, BT, and HMD, all pulled out from the show over fears of endangering attendees.

On Friday, Google announced that it would cancel a big conference scheduled for Las Vegas, as reported by Fortune:

Google canceled a major internal gathering over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, the latest in a wave of events and conferences being called off around the world.

The internet giant’s sales and marketing event was set to take place in Las Vegas in March, a Google spokesman said. “In light of the evolving coronavirus situation we made the decision to cancel an internal event that would have brought thousands of employees together from across two continents,” the spokesman said.

Companies and event organizers are scrapping large gatherings of people out of fear they could foster the spread of the respiratory virus known as Covid-19, which has killed more than 2,800 people and spread to 55 countries and territories. Switzerland has banned any gathering of more than 1,000 people; a massive trade fair in Berlin was canceled last-minute; and Facebook on Thursday called off its May event for developers. The Game Developers Conference, set to open March 16 in San Fransisco, is also at risk after Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Sony all pulled out. Google’s biggest annual event—I/O—is still set for early May.

Meanwhile, in Houston, IHS Markit announced on Sunday the cancellation of its annual CERA Week conference, which brings more than 5,000 senior people affiliated with the oil and gas industry to Houston for a week every year. Here’s a cut from the Houston Chronicle story:

A major oil and gas industry conference that brings thousands of international visitors to Houston every March has been canceled amid elevated fears related to the growing number of coronavirus cases around the world.

CERAWeek by IHS Markit organizers canceled the event Sunday with “deep disappointment.”

With an audience that draws CEOs, Middle Eastern royalty and energy ministers from nations around the globe, the conference attracted 5,300 delegates last year. Although U.S. travel restrictions prevented Chinese delegates from attending this year’s conference, organizers were expecting delegates from 80 nations to arrive in Houston from March 9 through 13.

The impacts of the cancellations of these major events reverberates throughout the economy, and not just locally. Obviously, the loss of so many anticipated visitors will devastate local restaurants, hotels and other businesses for whom such conferences create so much of their business. But also think of the losses to airlines, rental car agencies and other travel-related businesses.

The big question here is why these decisions are being made? Thus far, the U.S. has 89 total confirmed cases of Coronavirus, most of which have been voluntarily imported into our country by the government. The number of organic cases thus far is almost a rounding error. Globally, the number of confirmed cases is 89,000, a miniscule number compared to the common flu, which kills 12,000 to 30,000 people each year in the United States alone.

So, why don’t these same companies cancel holding any conferences during flu season? Isn’t that a valid question?

For some context, here are the number of deaths by major cause in the U.S. during January and February of this year:

Abortion: 141,720
Heart disease: 104,400
Cancer: 96,780
Accidents: 26,520
Chronic lower Respiratory diseases: 25,380
Stroke: 23,340
Alzheimer’s: 19,080
Diabetes: 13,140
Flu/pneumonia: 8,460
Kidney disease: 8,220

CORONAVIRUS: 2

Sources: CDC/Guttmacher

For another bit of context, look at how the progression of the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus has leveled off in the past week:

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Also, this morning brings this report out of the Wuhan Province in China, where the virus supposedly orginated:

Wuhan hospital discharges last patient amid drop in virus cases

Wuhan hospital discharges last patient amid drop in virus cases

The city at the center of China’s coronavirus epidemic has closed one of 16 hospitals built to respond to the illness after the medical facility discharged the last of its recovered patients.

The closure of the hospital in Wuhan accompanied a steep drop in the number of cases of the virus in Hubei province, Chinese officials said, Reuters reported.

“The rapid rising trend of virus cases in Wuhan has been controlled,” Mi Feng, a spokesman for China’s National Health Commission, told a briefing Monday. “Outbreaks in Hubei outside of Wuhan are curbed and provinces outside of Hubei are showing a positive trend.”

 

Make no mistake about this: The Democrats and their corrupt media toadies have been searching for a way to talk the U.S. economy into a recession for the better part of a year now. They have now succeeded in panicking a raft of major companies into cancelling major, economy-boosting conferences and in scaring a large number of Americans to start hoarding goods and hunkering down in their homes.

Personally, the little wifey and I are going to get on an American Airlines jet and fly out to Vegas on Wednesday for a four day bit of R&R. There, we will enjoy a concert by my favorite band, Chicago, leisurely gambling in the half-empty casino and dining anytime we want in the restaurants of our choice. We’ve never cancelled a trip during flu season – why cancel this one?

Calm down, everybody, and live your lives. 2 months from now, no one will be talking about the damn Coronavirus.

That is all.

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The Coronavirus Press Conference Gives Us The Trump We Need To See More Of

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

If you missed President Trump’s press conference on the Coronavirus yesterday evening, you should take time to watch it. – The full stream of it can be found at this link: Full Trump Presser.

This was President Donald Trump at his best: Fully in command of the room and the facts, speaking in measured tones, obviously in charge of the situation. Other than some formal international ceremonies, it was with out doubt the most “presidential” event of his entire time in office.

He took every question from the enemies of the people assembled in the White House briefing room and provided measured and reasonable answers, even to those that were unreasonable or even idiotic, as several were. I mean, after all, he did call on April Ryan and that circus clown who writes for Playboy.

Even the jabs he took at Nancy Pelosi were measured in tone: He didn’t call her “Crazy Nancy” or question her sobriety – even though either or both would have been perfectly valid. Instead, he called her “incompetent,” which she clearly is, and truthfully stated that the depraved Speaker is working to politicize the Coronavirus situation.

The same was true of his reference to Chuck Schumer, who has behaved in an even more depraved fashion than Pelosi: The President engaged in no name-calling, no references to “Crying Chuck” or anything similar; just a truthful statement of regret about the Minority Leader’s efforts to endanger the American public for purely partisan reasons.

It was a brilliant press conference, one that had me wishing he would do more of these and fewer of the noisy press availabilities next to the whining rotors as he’s about to board Marine One. I fully get why he likes that model: It denies the preening peacocks in the corrupt press corps their cherished TV face time. In those events, the camera is always on Trump, never on the nitwits screaming their moronic questions.

The President is of course right to treat the media with scorn – it is what they have all richly earned in their demented behavior towards him and his administration. He was absolutely right to end the daily press briefings, given the abusive behavior by the reporters towards his own staff. He

Mr. Trump was also right to take the responsibility of dealing with the media on his own shoulders: This administration revolves around him and his thought processes, and he obviously wasn’t always able to communicate those thoughts to those speaking on his behalf. So he cut out the middle-man, and now typically does more than one press availability each day.

But part of the problem with those loud events next to Marine One is that the President always finds himself shouting. This creates a problem where tone is concerned. As he left the briefing yesterday, one reporter shouted that he should do more events in the briefing room. That caught the President’s attention, and he promised that he would do so.

That would probably be a good idea, because the President is powerful in that setting. Don’t abandon the helicopter setting altogether, but provide more of a mix of venues.

In this re-election season, it might be wise for the President and his team to give a nod to one of the main reasons why he has lost so many suburban housewives: It’s mainly due to his behavior and his tone, not necessarily his substance. Young mothers and grandmothers don’t want young children to be exposed to a President who always seems to be shouting, whether at the press corps at a loud and windy event, or in his postings on Twitter, where he also often seems to be figuratively shouting.

Those who contend that Trump should stop tweeting entirely miss the entire point here: It’s not the fact that he uses social media, but the manner in which he uses it that turns off many people who might otherwise be supporters. A significant percentage of these suburban women who have been trending Democrat over the past four years actually agree with most of the Trump agenda, but can’t stand the manner in which he communicates it much of the time. Appealing to this constituency and gaining more of their votes this year could well determine which party controls the House of Representatives after this year.

Communication matters. No one understands this better than Donald Trump.

The President has to stay active on Twitter because it provides him his only platform on which to communicate to the public without interference from the enemies of the people. Most of these women no doubt recognize that reality, and also most likely wouldn’t deny him the right to respond in-kind to the abusive behavior towards him by depraved Democrats like Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff.

Where he turns so many people off is when he resorts to seemingly gratuitous name-calling, and when he goes after ordinary people, as he did recently with the jury foreman in the Roger Stone trial. Yes, that woman most definitely lied on her jury questionnaire, and Stone should receive a new trial with a new judge as a result. But Roger Stone has smart lawyers working for him and doesn’t need the President attacking both the jury foreman and the judge in order to make his case. It’s just a needless fight that Mr. Trump would have been better off not picking.

Bottom line, if the public saw the President Trump we witnessed in that Coronavirus briefing yesterday evening every day between now and November 3, he would win in an epic landslide for the ages. After the last three years of constant controversy and upheaval, the public is craving a return to some level of normalcy.

Knowing that Bernie Sanders won’t and can’t give them that, and that the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies will do everything in their power to keep the chaos coming, it would probably be wise for the President himself to give it to them in spades.

That is all.

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Enemies of the People: Corrupt Media Can’t Decide if Russia is Colluding with Trump or Sanders

The Evening Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

At his rally in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump taunted the New York Times for its effort to revive the whole Russia Collusion nonsense one more time:

 

No kidding – it’s a point I made in this morning’s Campaign Update, in fact. Of course, Putin would rather have the outright communist installed in the White House.

Oh, and hey, guess what? According to the laughably corrupt hacks at the Washington Post, Putin is actually helping The Commie, not Trump:

C’mon, all you sleazy liberal hacks – which is it? In all seriousness, what we have here is a classic case of split agendas colliding in the Deep State echo chamber: They can’t decide who to try to kill – Trump or The Commie? So, first they leak yesterday’s nonsense about Trump to the Times, and when the initial polling data on that one comes back that literally nobody outside of the DC echo chamber believes any of this crap anymore, they say, hey, let’s go after Bernie instead!, and they get their toadies at the Post to dummy up this story attacking The Commie.

Here’s the real danger in all of this: There have now been so many utterly false media reports tossed around about Russian interference in U.S. elections that the corrupt media outlets and our despicably corrupt intelligence agencies have lost all credibility. God help us if Putin ever does make a serious effort to interfere in a presidential election, because if he does, nobody in the public at large will believe the reporting about it.

At the end of the day, the Democrats and their media toadies have done Putin’s work for him. And who know? Perhaps that was their real goal all along.

After all, they really are enemies of the people.

That is all.

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Corrupt Chuck Todd Shamelessly Pushes the DNC Narrative About Bernie Sanders

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

Corrupt Chuck Todd is fast becoming the most tiresomely predictable man in the fake news media. – Whenever the DNC needs a narrative to be pushed, there is no more reliable direction to which it can turn than directly to NBC’s Chuck Todd. If there are Democrat talking points to be recited, no one recites them more fluently, agitatedly, or as verbatim than Corrupt Chuck.

Pretending to “host” his daily show on MSNBC, Todd actually parroted the following DNC talking points about the clear new front-runner in the run for the Democrat presidential nomination:

“I don’t understand how Bernie is considered a front-runner,” an animated Todd said on “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC. “This is a guy that, more people showed up to the polls, highest turnout ever, and his percentage went down, not up. His total number went down, not up.”

“I feel like the only people who are going out on a limb and calling Bernie Sanders the front-runner, they have other reasons to call him front-runner,” Todd, who moderates “Meet the Press” and serves as political director for NBC News, argued.

Yes, folks, Corrupt Chuck really has a hard time understanding why anyone would call the guy who has won the most votes in the first two contests of the nominating season, who now leads in all of the national public opinion polls, and who now strongly leads the polls in the next contest in Nevada, a front-runner.

You seriously could never make this stuff up.

Predictably, Todd attempted to bolster his ludicrous talking-points parroting by parroting more DNC talking points, to wit:

“This is a guy that, more people showed up to the polls, highest turnout ever, and his percentage went down, not up. His total number went down, not up.”

“One person leads delegates, one person has a lock on a chunk of the party, but we don’t know where this goes.”

Yes, Preacher Pete Buttigieg does currently enjoy a one-delegate edge over The Commie. But that is purely  a result of the efforts by the DNC to rig the process against Sanders. How else do we explain the awarding of one more delegate in Iowa to Buttigieg, who received 6,000 fewer votes than Sanders in the first round of caucusing and almost 3,000 fewer in the second round? How else do we explain the awarding of the same number of delegates to both men in New Hampshire after Sanders won over 4,000 more votes than Preacher Pete did?

And yes, The Commie’s total vote number in New Hampshire did go down from what he received in 2016. But only a rank simpleton or a dishonest DNC hack like Todd would stop his analysis there. In 2016, Sanders faced only 2 competitors, and only one who actually mattered: The Pantsuit Princess. This year, he faced 9 competitors in the Democrat field. Given that many of the votes he received in 2016 were inevitably protest votes against the Fainting Felon, it was inevitable that Sanders would get more votes this year.

Thus, Todd’s “analysis” is as idiotic as it is dishonest.

The real question about Todd’s rationalization is how does anyone holding himself out to be an honest journalist go on-air and endorse the DNC’s blatantly corrupt process?

Well, we all know the answer to that, don’t we? Corrupt Chuck is nothing more than a Democrat activist posing as a “newsman.” That is all he has ever been, and all he will ever be.

That is all.

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The New Democrat/Media Hoax Arrives: Impeach…William Barr?

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

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – Once again, every major U.S. stock market index closed at new record highs on Wednesday, with the Dow closing above 29,500 for the first time and the NASDAQ now up over 9700.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – President Donald Trump will host his nemesis (one of them, anyway) at the White House today, when corrupt New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shows up for a pleading session. Cuomo will be there to humbly ask the President to prevail on the Department of Homeland Security to amend its decision last week to ban residents of New York from participating in so-called trusted traveler programs.

The reason for the DHS decision, of course, is the Governor’s own moronic decision to turn his state into a sanctuary for illegal aliens, and deny DHS personnel access to New Yorkers’ Department of Motor Vehicles data and criminal records. Which makes perfect sense – how can one be a trusted traveler, after all, if authorities cannot determine whether or not that person is actually trustworthy?

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at this meeting.

If the mob thought like this, Robert F. Kennedy would have been assassinated in 1963 instead of his brother. – Hey, trying to take out the President via impeachment was a miserable failure, so why not go after his lieutenants?  Yes, friends and neighbors, the 10-day period without an active hoax being run against the Trump presidency is over.

We all knew the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies would have to mount another hoax soon, but most thought it would be something they would run directly at President Trump. Yesterday, though, the plan came clear, and it turns out it is not directed at the President at all, but at his Attorney General, William Barr.

Yesterday’s Update talked about the resignations of the four corrupt DOJ lawyers from the case against Roger Stone, which was an obvious pre-planned, staged event designed to create the pretense for Democrats on Capitol Hill and their toadies in the fake news media to squeal that the President was using the Justice Department to protect his friends. After what we have seen the last 3 years, if President Trump is actually doing that, he sure is terrible at it, as “friend” after “friend” and associate after associate have been abused by American Gestapo Chief Robert Mueller and his pack of Clinton and Obama-supporting attack dogs.

So, it was obvious early yesterday morning that the Democrats were mounting a new hoax. What was not obvious before the events that took place throughout the day, though, who the precise target of this particular hoax would really be. It is now obvious that the ultimate target of this hoax will not be President Trump, but Attorney General William Barr.

And, as if to emphasize my point, here is Elizabeth Warren promoting the narrative:

 

Which makes sense when you think about it. After all, the Democrats have already tried and miserably failed to impeach and remove President Trump, causing his public approval ratings to rise significantly in the process. They may actually possess enough sense not to want to travel down that particular road again during an election year. So, hey, how about going after his Attorney General? Yeah, that’s the ticket!

The Democrat/media propaganda complex has been trying to figure out what to do about Barr since he announced the appointment of U.S. Attorney John Durham to conduct an investigation into all the efforts by the Obama FBI, DOJ and CIA to spy on the Trump campaign and transition team during 2016. Make no mistake about it, they are deathly afraid of what this investigation will ultimately produce, especially, as mentioned above, during an election year in which their Party and candidates are already obviously sucking major wind.

There isn’t much the propaganda complex can do to impeded Durham’s progress; so, being the evil little leftist hacks they all are, smearing the messenger is  the Alinsky tactic they have decided to adopt. Because of course they have.

Yesterday, the narrative became clear: William Barr, the former Bushie who all the establishment liberals went ga-ga over when he was nominated by President Trump, is now the Boogeyman. He is nothing but a puppet whose strings are being pulled by the Orange Man Bad in the White House, and he is using office to do the President’s bidding and nothing else.

Being the new Democrat/media Boogeyman, he must be removed from office, and if he won’t agree to be hounded out by the smear merchants in the Democrat congressional caucus and their media agents, then Jabba the Nadler and Pencil Neck Schiff will mount another impeachment effort, this time targeted at Barr, not the President.

Nadler, as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, took the initial step of calling Barr to testify about the Stone dust-up and other matters yesterday, sending a letter to Barr that was of course immediately leaked to the willing hacks in the media:

Here is the full text of the letter:

The Honorable William Barr
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Mr. Attorney General:

We are writing to confirm your agreement to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, 2020.

In the interest of transparency, we wish to be candid about one set of concerns we plan to address at the hearing. Since President Trump took office, we have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable to the House Judiciary Committee.[1] Our Republican colleagues have warned the Department of the same.[2] We have been consistent — and bipartisan — in this message for years.

In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant concerns for this Committee.[3] In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership of the Department of Justice. These include:

  • The ongoing developments following the removal of U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu, who oversaw the prosecutions of President Trump’s deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn, and President Trump’s longtime political adviser Roger Stone.[4]
  • The creation of a new “process” by which President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani can feed the Department of Justice information, through you, about the President’s political rivals.[5]
  • The decision to overrule your career prosecutors and significantly reduce the recommended sentence for Roger Stone, who has been convicted for lying under oath, at the apparent request of the President — a decision that led to all four prosecutors handling the case to withdraw from the proceedings in protest.[6]

These are not the only issues that our Committee intends to discuss with you when you appear, but they are enough to require our immediate attention.

We look forward to your testimony.

[End]

This is a really, really stupid path for Nadler and his fellow dimwits to tread. Barr will eat these people for lunch on these matters, fully digest them and eject them in a single bowel movement before the hearing ends.

  • The sentence recommended by the four corrupt lawyers prosecuting the Stone case was wildly outside of DOJ guidelines, and the AG intervened in the case before the President ever uttered a peep about it. Simple.
  • The “creation of a new “process” by which President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani can feed the Department of Justice information” is in fact not new process at all. The DOJ has long employed a “process” by which the DOJ is open to receiving relevant information from any and all citizens of the United States, and non-citizens as well. Only the abject imbeciles infesting the Democrat side of House Judiciary appear to be unaware of this.
  • Jessie Liu? Really? She was removed from her job as head of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s office after refusing to follow up myriad criminal referrals from members of congress and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as well as agreeing to help cover up wrongdoing on the Senate Intelligence Committee and its staff, and the Imran Awan case. Despite all of that, Barr still thought highly enough of her to convince the President to nominate her for a position at Treasury. That nomination was legally and properly withdrawn this week, and Nadler and his fellow Democrats are outraged. So what?Do the Democrats really want to provide Barr with a public platform to publicly litigate all of Liu’s actions while in the DC U.S. Attorney’s role? Talk about bringing in fire on your own position.

So, you might ask why Nadler decided to schedule this hearing for six full weeks from now? Most likely, he has information that Durham is on schedule to wrap up his work and either issue a report or start issuing indictments by that time. The tactic here would be to turn the hearing into an opportunity for the committee Democrats to smear Barr and Durham.

The tactical error made here is clear: Barr and Durham now know that they have six weeks during which to start releasing key information about the investigation and its findings.  They have an opportunity now to completely prepare their own stage.

Many, many Republicans in Washington are too dumb to think of taking advantage of such an opportunity. William Barr is not among them.

This new hoax is destined to fail just as all the previous hoaxes have miserably failed. But, hey, it’s all the Democrats have at this point.

Someone go pop some popcorn. This will be fun.

That is all.

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Dear Trump Supporters: Democrats Hate You and Want You Dead

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

Here are some examples from this weekend proving that Democrats and their corrupt media toadies hate you and want you dead.

In Olympia, Washington:

In Duval County, Florida:

On the campus of Arizona State University:

In Portland, Oregon:

And this result from a poll of New Hampshire Democrat voters:

Yes, friends, 62% of New Hampshire Democrats would prefer for a big meteor to strike the earth and wipe out all of human life on the planet than to see President Trump re-elected. This is the level of outright derangement in the Democrat voter base right now.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

All of this – every bit of it – is a direct result of the atmosphere of rank hatred that has been created and condoned by the Democrat Party and its corrupt toadies in the media. Since the day Donald and Melania Trump rode down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for the presidency, these people have been agitating for violence against Mr. Trump and anyone who supports him.

This outright violence on the streets of this country against anyone supporting the President of the United States is only going to get worse and worse as the election approaches and it becomes obvious that Mr. Trump is going to win a landslide re-election. These thugs are completely deranged and they have been given social license to carry out their violence by one of this country’s two main political parties and its propaganda agents in the national corporate media.

We are living in a dangerous time. Keep your kids close and your eyes open.

That is all.

 

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How the Democrats Rigged Iowa’s “Results”

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

So, here’s what actually happened in Iowa on Tuesday:

Just like clockwork, ABC and others reported Tuesday afternoon that people from the DNC showed up and “took over” the count early in the day.

The DNC then decided which results would be published, and when. The riggers had several clear objectives here: 1) disguise the true voter turnout for the caucuses, which was disastrously low, showing a Party headed for sea-change losses in November; 2) find a “winner” based on partial results other than The Commie; and 3) prop up Quid Pro Joe as best they could.

To achieve those three goals, the DNC carefully selected at least one precinct result from every Iowa County, as the Democrat State Chairman was careful to state during his press conference at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. This canard gives the appearance of some thoroughness and “fairness” in the count, while at the same time limiting it in a way that delivered the preferred “results.”

You almost have to admire the evil genius at work here, don’t you?

The carefully-selected 62% of the votes ultimately revealed meet the needs of showing someone – anyone – other than The Commie as the “winner.” That person turned out to be Preacher Pete, who had received more raw votes than anyone other than The Commie.

[If you are feeling doubtful here about what I’m telling you, ask yourself this question: Why just 62%? Where did that percentage come from? The State Chairman who got shoved out there to talk to the press repeatedly stated that they had all the vote totals, safe and secure. And how could they not by that time, given the low voter turnout? But, conveniently, not one single reporter present had the curiosity to question why 100% of the results were not announced yesterday. Why? Because they are all on board with the preferred narrative.] 

Quid Pro Joe’s vote totals were only about half of The Commie’s, so he was non-viable to be the DNC’s hand-picked stand-in “winner.” However, the DNC precinct-pickers were able to rig things so that the Unfrozen Caveman Senator came in at just above 15%, at least for now, providing the illusion that he will ultimately qualify to win some delegates from the state. Thus, while the media narrative related to Creepy Uncle Joe was negative overall, corrupt talking heads were able to end their analyses with some variation of “but he did well enough to win some delegates.”

Faucahontas didn’t even manage to win Pocahontas County, so she was non-viable as well.

Preacher Pete got to declare “victory” and steal the momentum that The Commie would have otherwise had coming out of Iowa. Even better, the failed Mayor of South Bend was able to make that declaration while campaigning New Hampshire, thus stealing even more of the Big Mo from The Commie.

By the time the full results are ultimately released later this week or next week – who knows at this point? –  the news cycle will have passed and moved on to State of the Union and today’s Senate acquittal of President Trump. Even if the results show a Commie win, the corrupt media will studiously ignore them on the claim that they amount to “old news.”

The same dynamic comes into play where the low voter turnout is concerned. Had the real numbers been reported Monday night as they should have been, the corrupt talking heads would have had no choice but to focus in on them, at least for awhile. But, coming now in the wake of this week’s other major events, CNN probably won’t bother to even mention them in a chyron at the bottom of their fake news screen.

Thus, The Commie, even though he was the candidate who clearly won the most raw votes Monday night, is cheated out of any appearance of being the Party’s front-runner. For the evil cretins who run the DNC, this rigging operation in Iowa staves off a media disaster for at least another week.

Sure will be fun to see how they cheat The Commie out of a win in New Hampshire, won’t it?

But what about Buttigieg? We should not for a moment believe that the Party leaders and major donors want to promote Preacher Pete, either. He was just the candidate they were able to prop up in this particular state. Buttigieg is wildly unpopular among the Party’s most important – and most taken-for-granted – constituency, Black voters. Preacher Pete somehow managed to find half a dozen African American women to use as props sitting right behind him during his “victory” speech, but he had to work very hard to find them:

Black voters hate this guy, and it has nothing to do with his being gay. South Bend is a horribly-segregated city, and Preacher Pete did nothing during his 8 long years as Mayor to do anything about it.

It is a plain and simple fact that no Democrat can win the presidency without carrying, at a minimum, 90% of the Black vote. Preacher Pete would be lucky to receive half of that.

So, he is definitely not the guy the DNC wants to end up rigging this process in favor of.

With the rapid collapse of Quid Pro Joe now in full gear, the Party riggers are obviously going to shift their efforts in favor of Mini-Mike Bloomberg. Mr. Excitement. They’ve already shifted, in fact, announcing last week that they have changed their debate qualifying requirements to meet the billionaire’s personal needs. No doubt, they’ll get him that box to stand on, too.

So, as I’ve talked about repeatedly here over the last three years, this is just how today’s Democrat Party works. These people have no intention whatsoever of leaving the selection of their presidential nominee to the riff-raff in their voter base – these caucuses and primaries are just for show. The DNC’s job is to create and somehow maintain it’s narrative, in careful coordination with its corrupt media toadies, throughout the sham process.

In fact, this entire proportional awarding of delegates in each state was put into place for the specific purpose of ensuring there will be a split convention. Because a split convention is the easiest way for the DNC riggers to select the candidate of their choice, while making it seem like the voters had a voice.

Right now, they’re desperately trying to rig things in favor of Mini-Mike. But should Mr. Excitement falter – which seems inevitable, frankly – a split convention gives the riggers a chance to rig things for a “white knight” to ride in to save the Party. Or, if it’s the Pantsuit Princess again, waddle in to save the Party.

This is just how today’s Democrats roll, folks. Get used to it.

 

That is all.

 

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Don Lemon’s Unwitting Gift to Trump Supporters

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

He got a bigger audience from this than he ever gets on his low-rated show. – CNN’s dimwitted, haughty night-time host Don Lemon made actual news over the past two days when he played host to another in a long line of segments ridiculing the average, hard-working Americans who make up the preponderance of President Donald Trump’s support base.

In case you’ve managed to miss it to this point, here’s a clip of the segment in question, which apparently took place on Saturday:

So, this is likely to become the next “deplorables” incident committed by the demented Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. The joker on the right in the clip with Lemon is the detestable hack Rick Wilson, a pretend “conservative” who worked on the … wait for it … Evan McMullin presidential campaign in 2016. He now makes money by being one of CNN’s fake conservative mascots. The clown on the left is some guy named Wajahat Ali, who bills himself on Twitter as an op/ed contributor for the … wait for it … New York Times, and an on-air contributor for CNN. Because of course he is.

Clowns to the left of Lemon, Jokers to the right, there he is, stuck in the middle on national television, ridiculing 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and the millions more who have joined his supporter base since. Not really a good look, even for a CNN host with the IQ and character of the average Louisiana swamp nutria.

Lemon apparently got a scolding from his corporate bosses over the segment on Tuesday, after the clip had gone viral Monday night. Which can only be attributed to someone at parent company AT&T fearing that it might not be good for its cellular service or DirecTV customer base for CNN’s on-air [bad] talent to be actively ridiculing half of the American public. Certainly, no one in CNN’s own management gives a damn about such considerations, as demonstrated by the fake news channel’s behavior over the last five years.

Regardless of who in corporate management initiated the action, Lemon obviously spent much of his day on Tuesday with CNN’s HR and communications staff, and came up with a very Clintonian non-apology to recite at the start of his show Tuesday night:

Let’s break that statement down, shall we?

And one final note that I have for you because this is personally important to me to address this, okay? Anyone, ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you I don’t believe in belittling people [Ah, the old Clintonian “ask anyone who knows me” dodge. Standard non-apology tactic there.]

— belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe, or where they’re from. [Yet, the clip clearly shows Lemon roaring with laughter, to the point of tears, as his two dimwitted guests belittled millions of ordinary Americans out here in Flyover Country for ‘who they are, what they believe, and where they’re from.’]

During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh and while in the moment I found the joke humorous, and I didn’t catch everything that was said. [Oh, boy, the “I didn’t catch everything that was said” dodge, which is just a slight variation from the “I was misquoted” dodge and the “I was taken out of context” dodge. Again, standard non-apology tactic.]

Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.” [And yet, clearly, Don Lemon, Rick Wilson and that Ali guy who nobody’s ever heard of were laughing uproariously at an easily-identified group of people called “Trump supporters.”]

Lemon’s statement – no doubt dictated to him by his AT&T/CNN bosses – was not an apology at all. It was simply more condescension towards a group of millions of Americans he personally hates and who his bosses simply do not value. It was a desperate and insincere act by a haughty, thoughtless jackass whose only real concern is that he doesn’t want his face to be featured in thousands of Trump/Republican campaign ads this Fall.

Well, sorry, Don – too late for that. Any Republican candidate who doesn’t produce a TV ad featuring this clip is a Republican candidate who is probably too dumb to win his or her election.

Matter of fact, Ronna McDaniel and the RNC are already showing candidates how it’s done:

Thanks for the gift, Don.

What comes next? On tonight’s show – or maybe he’ll wait until tomorrow – Lemon will start claiming he is receiving death threats over the clip, a tactic to which Ali already resorted in a Tweet on Tuesday. It’s nonsense, but hey, it’s on the next page of the playbook.

These people hate you and wish you were dead. Never, ever forget that.

That is all.

 

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Sums up the House Impeachment Scam

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

If you don’t think there was very good reason to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden’s influence game vis a vis Ukraine, then you, friend, are a liberal hack. – That’s the one and only conclusion any reasonable person can reach after Pam Bondi’s tour de force on the Senate floor Monday, where she literally evicerated the father/son gang of thugs.

Bondi, a former Attorney General of Florida who is a key part of the Trump defense team, not only exposed the Bidens’ racketeering in Ukraine, but also in China and Iraq, two other countries where Quid Pro Joe served as Obama’s “point man” on foreign policy. During the course of her expose’, Bondi not only exposed the Bidens, she also exposed the House Managers as dishonest hacks, and exposed the news media for the manner in which it actually made token efforts to expose the Biden corruption, but then turned on a dime to defend Quid Pro Joe once he declared himself a candidate for the presidency.

This exposure naturally threw the Capital press corps into a rage, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz became a target of their ire when he held a brief presser after Bondi had finished. Watch as Cruz exposes the Democrat/media hacks for what they are in this clip, which is followed by a transcript.

Here’s the Clip:

 

Here’s the transcript for those of you who still like to read stuff:

Cruz: This was the first time in the entire proceeding we have heard just the beginning of the serious evidence of corruption involving Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, a million dollars a year…[reporter interrupts]… let me finish, I’ll answer the question…[another interruption] … let me answer the question without interrupting me please.

Burisma paid Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, a million dollars a year while Hunter [Joe]  Biden threatened Ukraine to withhold a billion dollars in aid unless and until they filed the prosecutor investigating his son.

Reporter: When did Hunter Biden threaten anyone, sir?

Cruz: Joe Biden. Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, and we just saw a video, and I would encourage each and every news outlet here to actually show the video of Joe Biden bragging how he told the President of the Ukraine he was gonna cut off a billion dollars…he was gonna block a billion dollars in foreign aid to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor.

And Joe Biden, in his own words, ‘son of a bitch, the fired the guy.’

Reporter: So, why not have Bolton testify? [lots of belligerent crosstalk here from reporters]

Cruz: So, I get that the press loves to obsess over the latest bombshell. Listen, I don’t know what John Bolton’s book says or doesn’t say. I’ve seen the New York Times coverage, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t impact the legal issue before this senate.

The legal issue before this senate is whether the President has the authority to investigate corruption. The House Managers built their entire case [reporter tries to interrupt] on the proposition that investigating Burisma corruption, investigating the Bidens for corruption, was baseless and a sham. [more reporter interruptions]

Hold on, let me finish this…[more interruptions – note how desperate the media hacks are to prevent him from getting this point made] no, I’m gonna finish my point and then I’ll be happy to answer your question. The House Managers based their entire case on the proposition that investigating Burisma – and concerning the Bidens – was baseless and a sham.

That proposition is absurd. We’ve just seen…they said there wasn’t a shred of evidence concerning corruption. We’ve just seen two hours of evidence. And at a minimum, it was not only reasonable and justified, but the President, I think, had an obligation to investigate corrupt that potentially extended to the very highest levels of government.

Reporter: Senator, in that two hours, none of the President’s attorneys mentioned a single possible crime that Hunter or Joe Biden are accused of. [Cruz laughs out loud at this] What this basically is, is Hunter Biden got a job, and his father was Vice President. If that’s a crime, shouldn’t half of your children be in jail?

Cruz: [Laughing in the idiot’s face] My children are 9 and 11, and I’m sorry that you want to throw a 9 year-old in prison, but at this point, my third-grader plays basketball and softball at her school, so stop playing the nasty [reporter interrupts] no, stop playing the nasty Washington game [reporter interrupts again] attacking a 9 year-old? [lost of crosstalk here]

Reporter: Senator, we have seen reports of a possible one for one trade on witnesses. Would you be open to that idea?

Cruz: In my view, additional witnesses are not necessary. The House Managers have presented their case, and they haven’t come remotely close to meeting their burden of proof. Now, that being said, if the senate later this week when we vote on witnesses decides to go down the road to additional witnesses, I think at a minimum, the most important witness for the senate to hear from is now Hunter Biden. [reporter interrupts] Let another reporter have a chance [talking to the previous idiot]

Reporter: Why don’t you want to hear from John Bolton under oath?

Cruz: I don’t believe the testimony is necessary. The House Managers have a burden of proof. A burden of proof to prove their case. They have fallen woefully short. The standard under the constitution is high crimes and misdemeanors. They have not demonstrated any law was violated, and the President was entirely justified in asking for an investigation concerning corruption in the Ukraine and potentially Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.

At the end of the day, there might have been [lots of crosstalk here before the next idiot reporter asks the idiot reporter question of all time]

Reporter: What about the shadow over the presidency? If you don’t have witness testimony in this trial…

Cruz: [laughing out loud at the idiot hack again] Look, the “shadow over the presidency” is the last several months of sham proceedings in the House, where they only heard from prosecution witnesses, and they ignored the very substantial evidence of corruption with the Vice President, going potentially to the very top of the [Obama] Administration.

And let me – by the way, the Obama Administration pointed out the conflict of interest over and over and over again, and so did the press, until the press decided to defend the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment attack. This has been a sham from the beginning. Presidents have the authority to investigate corruption, and it was overwhelming.

[End]

Thank you, Senator Cruz, for summing it all up so succinctly and clearly. No wonder the media hates you so damn much.

That is all.

 

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Democrat House Managers Leave the Door Wide Open for the Trump Legal Team

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

The Democrat/media/Deep State Axis of Propaganda is in full swing. – Watch as former Clinton bag man and career propagandist George Stephanopoulous gets caught live on air attempting to cut off video feed of Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow debunking the Democrats’ impeachment scam:

This is what Republicans are always up against with the corrupt news media. It’s been this way pretty much since the advent of television, in fact. So, while ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN/MSNBC have shown us play-by-play of the entirety of the Democrats’ ridiculous impeachment scam, with hour upon hour of Adam Schiff, Jabba the Nadler and the other house manager freak show guest stars, you can bet you will not see the same kind of wall-to-wall coverage of the Trump legal team presenting its case.

But that’s just part of the deal here. The Trump legal team is staffed with guys like Sekulow who know all of that and will be prepared.

And here’s the thing: That legal team has a golden opportunity to completely outshine the house managers and their endless repetition of a set of arguments so specious that any real judge would laugh them out of court. Schiff and company were out of new things to say about mid-day on Wednesday. Since then, their strategy has been to pound on the same array of stupidity and dishonesty over and over again, which has to be grating on the nerves of even the Democrat senators at this point.

So what are they doing to do today? Repeat the same old nonsense several more times, in an effort to make their pitifully inconsequential case appear to be more beefy by consuming the entire 24 hours allotted to them under the rule adopted for this trial. There are a lot of people in the Senate who are grumpy by nature – the house managers won’t want to be anywhere near them when they are finally done with this mindless Kabuki dance.

The President’s legal team will no doubt begin their part of this show on Saturday by offering a simple motion to dismiss, given that the Democrats have yet again utterly failed to demonstrate any real wrongdoing by President Trump. Assuming that motion fails – which at this point may or may not be a safe assumption – Trump’s lawyers should make their rebuttal case as vigorously and as efficiently as possible.

If it takes 24 hours to fully make that case, then fine, take the full 24 hours. But if the case can fully be made in 18 hours, or 12 hours, or 6 hours without the actual facts and arguments having to be repeated over and over again, then rest the case in 18 or 12 or 6 hours. Don’t make Chuck Schumer have to argue with the imaginary friend who keeps taking his chair any longer than he has to, and you might even pick up some votes to acquit by some of the Democrats’ nursing home contingent, like Pat Leahy and Dianne Feinstein.

Bottom line here: The Democrats are intent on taking their full 24 hours for the literal sake of filling 24 hours of time. President Trump’s legal team should take the time it really takes to make their case, and then let it rest.

That is all.

 

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