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Saturday News Roundup: Fox News is the Canary in the Coal Mine for the GOP

Fox News is an object lesson for the Republican Party. – The corrupt news media is filled these days with reports about the rapidly declining ratings situation at Fox News. After dominating the cable news landscape for the last 15-20 years and guffawing daily as its competitors aired content whose audience could fit into a phone booth, Fox suddenly finds itself trailing behind both CNN and MSNBC, and badly.

As I pointed out earlier this week, Fox, which at one point boasted 18 of the 20 top-rated cable news programs, now has just two – The Five and Tucker Carlson – which still break into that level. Sean Captain Tick-Tock Hannity, who had the top-rated program in all of cable television for several recent years, came in at #27 in last week’s ratings measurement:

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Simply put: Fox News is tanking bigly since Election Night for the simple fact that supporters of President Donald Trump are abandoning it. Now, here’s the big key: Trump’s supporters are abandoning Fox News because Fox News abandoned President Trump.

The Election Night premature call of Arizona for Joe Biden was just one event in an abandonment process by Fox that grew throughout the year of 2020. The visible shift in Fox’s perspective and editorial content began as early as mid-2019, after it had hired former House Speaker and noted Trump-hater Paul Ryan to join its board of directors. While the conservative tilt of the channel’s core evening opinion shows remains intact to this day, the tilt of the daytme programming and the 2-hour evening news bloc hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacAllum has moved increasingly into the anti-Trump camp.

Fox’s ratings have obviously suffered along with this steady move to the political left. The early call of Arizona was just the last straw on the back of a ratings camel that had had straws heaped upon it daily over the prior 18 months. Fox is now in deep doo-doo since, unlike its competitors at CNN and MSNBC, which are nothing more than media loss leaders for massive international corporate entities, it is a company that relies on advertising ratings to be profitable, and must make a profit to stick around.

And here’s the bottom line: Those Trump people won’t be coming back. They aren’t going to calm down eventually and return to the fold – they feel no residue of loyalty whatsoever to a media company filled with talking heads who abandoned them.

The Republican Party today finds itself very much in the same leaky boat in which Fox News is currently foundering. The GOP’s steadily advancing betrayal of President Trump since Election Day, as its congressional members sink back into the muck of the DC Swamp and return to their Democan/Republicrat UniParty ways has been very visible and upsetting to Trump supporters. Those Trump supporters now make up the vast preponderance of the party’s voter base.

Mitch McConnell and the RINO caucuses in the senate and house appear to be operating under the belief that they can go about betraying and getting rid of Trump – who has been a pain in their backside for five long years now – and they’ll be able to somehow recover once Trump is gone. They possess such rank contempt for Trump’s voters that they truly believe that those voters will just return to the fold well in advance of the 2022 mid-term elections as memories of Trump and Trump-ism fade and those voters wake up to the realization that their only alternative to voting for RINOs is to vote for Democrats.

This is a very perilous thought process for these Swamp rats to be entertaining, because it ignores several key factors about Trump’s army of 75 million voters:

– Millions of those voters were not Republicans to begin with. Trump’s policies and achievements brought millions of new voters into the GOP, many of them minorities who had never voted for a Republican in their lives;

– Millions of those voters are loyal to Trump as an individual, and hold no allegiance to any political party;

– Millions of those voters were attracted to Trump due to his singular willingness to call out the pervasive corruption in Washington, DC and fight against it. Their loyalties will never transfer onto UniParty swamp dwellers who spend all of their time in DC trying to figure out how to profit from the Swamp.

These realities leave the GOP in great peril. The minority voters who came to support and vote for Trump have zero innate affection to the Republican Party, which has by and large spent the last half-century ignoring them under the assumption they would always vote for Democrats. The new blue collar voters, the middle-class workers and union members who voted for Trump, are by and large people whose innate instinct will now be to go back to voting for Democrats who promise them the world. True, Democrats don’t deliver any better than the Republicans, but at least they make the promises; at least they pay attention to them. And those voters who came into the Party to vote for Trump due to his fight against the Swamp are most likely now to just go back to staying at home on election days to come.

We have already witnessed McConnell’s intent to go back to ignoring this army of millions of new GOP voters with his refusal to even allow a bill containing a $2,000 COVID relief payment to come to a vote in December. That is who Mitch McConnell really is, and it is where he plans to take the Republican minority caucus in the Senate over the next two years. So long as McConnell remains the GOP’s leader in the Senate, that is what the Republican Party is going to look like.

If McConnell now follows up on his stated plans to support the Democrats’ latest impeachment scam and tries to round up enough GOP votes in the senate for a conviction, that act will be seen by Trump’s supporters in exactly the same way they see Fox’s premature call of Arizona: The straw that broke the camel’s back. Once you have alienated those millions of Trump voters, you will never get them back.

Fox News is the canary in the coal mine for the entire GOP. Unfortunately, the Party’s leaders can’t see that the canary is already dead.

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Donald Trump Holds The Future of the Republican Party in his Hands

With the Trump presidency now in its final days and the Democan/Republicrat UniParty back in control of congress, talk will now inevitably turn to whether the Trump Army of 75 million voters will move to create a third party, effectively destroying the Republican Party in the process. Of course, we get this same sort of discussion anytime either party suffers a major defeat, and such efforts in the past have always failed.

But this time, things could be different for one simple fact that Tucker Carlson pointed to during his monologue on Thursday night’s show: The current leaders of the Republican Party just don’t like the vast majority of the party’s voter base, and Donald Trump does.

Here’s an excerpt from a story at The Daily Caller:

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday that the Republican Party leadership doesn’t “like their own voters.”

“And they especially don’t want the voters that Trump brought,” Carlson continued. “Trump brought the party’s ranks noticeably downscale, ‘from the country club to the trailer park,’ as they often sneer. And this horrifies them. Many Republicans in Washington now despise the people they’re supposed to represent and protect.”

Carlson claimed that “socially anxious white professionals” feel contempt for “working-class people who look like them.”

“So if you want to understand the hatred, the real hatred, not just disagreement but gut level loathing and fear of Trump — in say New York or Washington or L.A. — you’ve got to understand that first. It’s not really Trump; it’s his voters. The new money class despises them,” Carlson said.

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I disagree somewhat with Carlson’s last statement there: The visceral hatred of the Trump movement in the major media centers of the country are about both Trump and his voters. The hatred and fear of that movement is only amplified by the reality that it’s really more than 75 million, given that it’s been pretty unarguably demonstrated that the true Trump vote was artificially depressed in every state where Dominion Systems technology is in use.

And let’s be honest, the hatred between the establishment Republicans and the vast majority of the GOP voter base is entirely mutual. Here is what happened at Reagan National Airport on Friday when Sen. Lindsey Graham, who used his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee to avoid any real investigations into Obamagate and Spygate for the past two years, ran into a group of Trump supporters on Friday afternoon:

That’s an ugly scene, for sure. And remember, it’s a scene involving a politician whose Party’s ability to remain a national force depends on retaining the loyalty of those voters.

Seems like a pretty big lift, doesn’t it?

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee re-elected Ronna Romney McDaniel, the niece of the head RINO himself, Mitt Romney, to be its leader for the coming four years:

To her credit, Ms. McDaniel worked hard to help President Trump achieve his re-election, often finding herself at odds with her Uncle Mitt in the process. At the same time, though, she has been the public face of a Party that has too often operated at odds with its own voter base.

Witness yesterday’s massive putsch against conservative users coordinated by leftist Big Tech monopolies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and Apple: The GOP had four years with a Republican president do to something, anything to exact some control over these corporate oligarchies, and did exactly nothing. As the purge was taking place Friday evening, not a single leader in the Republican Party had anything of any real note to say in opposition to it.

Now, after the predictably inept effort and bad outcome in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the GOP has failed itself right back into the position it held in January of 2019: Not in control of a single lever of power in Washington, DC. As was clearly demonstrated over the past two months, that lack of control includes the U.S. Supreme Court despite Trump’s three appointments to that body.

I have never been in favor of blowing the whole thing up and starting over where the Republican Party is concerned. At similar junctures in the past, such as January 2009, it has always seemed to be that it would be more productive to work to reform the GOP from within. Given this current situation, and the near-universal disaffection of Trump voters from the GOP representatives they have sadly helped to elect, it is difficult to maintain that outlook any longer.

At best, the Republican Party has proven itself to be largely corrupt and hopelessly inept over the past four years. At worst, its elected representatives have demonstrated that, by and large, they have nothing but contempt for the people who elected them, as most recently demonstrated by their refusal to do anything to rein in the abuses of the Big Tech monopolies.

Donald Trump had 88 million followers to his now-banned Twitter account. Should he choose to do so, he has the ability to now lead much of this loyal base of support completely away from the Republican Party and establish a political party of his own. Given that Trump has no more use for the GOP’s elected officials than his supporters do, it seems unarguably true that the Republican Party’s continued existence as a national force in American politics stands on thinner ice than it ever has in the past.

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of people.

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Those 71 Million Americans are Trump Voters, Not Republican Voters

Leaders of the Republican Party establishment had better fall in line and support President Trump’s challenges of these election results. If they don’t, their party will face an almost certain doom.

At last count, fully 71 million Americans cast their votes in this election for President Donald J. Trump, far and away the most votes ever cast for any Republican. Let’s make no mistake about this: Those votes are real votes, not stolen or fabricated ones; And those votes were cast for Donald Trump, not the Republican Party.

The Trump Movement is exactly that: A movement motivated by and loyal to Donald Trump. Any Republican who assumes that these 71 million Americans are going to just blindly follow behind any old Republican is living in an alternative universe.

The truth of the matter is that at least half of those 71 million Americans have complete and utter disdain for the GOP and for most Republican politicians. These Americans would follow Donald Trump to the gates of hell to save this country, but would gladly discard most Republican politicians to the local junk heap if they had their way.

Prominent Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney had better wake up and realize that the one and only reason why most GOP voters chose to vote for them is just that the alternative – a communist Democrat – was so much worse. That’s the only reason they elected George W. Bush twice, and the only reason they held their collective noses and cast votes for the weasel Romney and the even more execrable John McCain.

Every GOP leader had better understand the fact that Donald Trump could destroy their political party forever with the snap of his finger if he chose to do that. If they fail to support the President’s challenges to this blatantly stolen election in the coming weeks – and do so prominently and publicly with every tool and rhetorical flourish at their disposal – the real President could kill the GOP dead by announcing he is going to create his own political party and run again for the presidency in 2024.

If Trump did that, at least 50 million of those 71 million real Americans would follow him into that third party, even with the knowledge that doing so would virtually ensure a second term for Kamala Harris. Make no mistake about this: The vast majority of these 71 million real Americans hold establishment Republicans – RINOs – in every bit as much contempt as they do any Democrat.

The vast political movement we see happening on the right/middle today is a Trump movement. Period. If the GOP leaders wish to retain these tens of millions of real, non-stolen votes in their base of support, they had better get with the program now and demonstrate that they care about the sanctity of the U.S. elections system as the President does.

This is a Trump movement, not a Republican movement. This is a Trump army of 71 million angry Americans, not a bunch of 1970s-era country club Republicans. For the GOP, failure to understand this and get with the program is not an option.

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WATCH: Louie Gohmert Shreds The Democrat Party and its’ Racist History

On the floor of the House today, Texas GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert filed a motion requiring the Democrat Party adopt a new name because of its history of racism and violence against Black Americans.

Watch this clip, followed by the text of Gohmert’s resolution:

Transcript of Gohmert’s Resolution:

  • The Democratic Party platforms of 1840, 1844, 1848, 1852, and 1856 stated “that all efforts of the abolitionists, or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery . . . are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions.”
  • The Democratic Party platform of 1856 declared that “new states” to the Union should be admitted “with or without domestic slavery, as [the state] may elect.”
  • The Democratic Party platform of 1856 declared that “we recognize the right of the people of all the Territories . . .  to form a Constitution, with or without domestic slavery.”
  • The Democratic Party platform of 1860, in seeking to uphold the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 that required law enforcement officials to arrest any individual suspected of being a runaway slave, stated that “the enactments of the State Legislatures to defeat the faithful execution of the Fugitive Slave Law are hostile in character, subversive of the Constitution, and revolutionary in their effect.”
  • No Democrat in Congress supported the 14th Amendment, which gave full citizenship to freed slaves. It passed in 1868 with 94 percent Republican support and zero support from Democrats.
  • No Democrat in Congress supported the 15th Amendment, which gave freed slaves the right to vote. It passed in 1870 with 100 percent Republican support and zero support from Democrats.
  • Various state Democratic Party officials enacted policies to disenfranchise and “systematically suppress” the right of African Americans to vote. The resolution specifically cites the 1902 Constitution of the State of Virginia that disenfranchised about 90 percent of the African American voters at the time, forcibly reducing the number of eligible African American voters from about 147,000 in 1901 to about 10,000 by 1905. The resolution notes that this measure was “supported almost exclusively by Virginia Democrats.”
  • The administration of President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, “began a racial segregation policy for U.S. government employees and, by 1914, the Wilson administration’s Civil Service instituted the requirement that a photograph be submitted with each employment application.”
  • When the Democratic Party held its national convention in 1924 in New York City at Madison Square Garden, the event was commonly referred to as the “Klan-Bake” due to the influence of the Ku Klux Klan in the party.
  • Senate Democrats held a 75-calendar day filibuster against the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Former Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV), a known recruiter for the KKK, led the Democrats to oppose civil rights for African Americans.
  • Democrats “enacted and enforced Jim Crow laws and civil codes that forced segregation and restricted freedoms” for African Americans.
  • In June, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ordered the removal of the portraits of four previous Speakers of the House  who served in the Confederacy, stating that these portraits “set back our nation’s work to confront and combat bigotry.” However, Gohmert’s resolution notes that the Speakers that Pelosi removed (Robert M.T. Hunter, Howell Cobb, James L. Orr, and Charles F. Crisp) were all Democrats.

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Prior to reading his resolution, Gohmert correctly stated that “A great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred,” Gohmert said. “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”

Epic. And 100% true.

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Fair Warning About That GOP Special Election “Victory” In California

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

Republican candidates appear to have prevailed in two congressional special elections held Tuesday and Wisconsin. But as we all found out in November, 2018, the practice of “ballot harvesting,” i.e. rampant voter fraud, now means that appearances in California on election day can be deceiving.

First, there is no question that GOP candidate Tom Tiffany scored a resounding, 57-43% win in the election for Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district. That outcome in what is a rural, traditionally Republican district was pretty predicable going in.

But the apparent GOP retaking of California’s CD 25 is another story. That was one of several districts the the Golden State that Democrats managed to flip in 2018 with their massive after-the-fact vote fraud efforts. The district was held by sexual predator Katie Hill, who was forced to resign last year after her multiple affairs with young staffers became public news.

The district, which straddles the border between Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, is a roughly-even district in terms of voter registration. On Election Day 2018, Hill went to bed trailing incumbent Republican Steve Knight, after polling in the race had pretty much all indicated a GOP win was at hand.

But that was when the Democrats kicked their voter fraud, er, “ballot harvesting” operation into high gear, and a week later, Hill had “won” by a fairly amazing 22,000 vote margin.

As things stand today, Republican Mike Garcia holds an 18,000 vote edge over the Democrat in the race, Christy Smith. Given that this was a special election and turnout was no doubt lower than it will be in November when the two will face off again, you might think Garcia’s margin is pretty safe.

But let’s keep in mind that every one of the 425,000 registered voters in that district received a mail-in ballot – or at least we can be sure all the registered Democrats did – and California’s “vote harvesting” system will now allow activists to go door-to-door to see if they can convince voters to complete ballots after the fact for their candidate.

It’s an insane system that completely destroys all pretense of sanctity of these elections, but it is the law in California and the Democrats proved beyond all doubt in 2018 that they are far more adept at stealing these votes than their GOP counterparts.

So, don’t put this seat back in the Republican column just yet. And remember, as you watch Garcia’s margin grow smaller and smaller in the days to come that this kind of legalized election theft in a huge population state like California is the exact reason why the founders of this country had the tremendous foresight to create the Electoral College system for determining presidential winners. This is also why President Trump and congressional Republicans must kill all Democrat proposals to implement universal vote-by-mail for the November election.

The Electoral College and in-person voting must be preserved at all costs. And I do mean all costs.

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No, the Whistleblower is Not Really Willing to Answer GOP Questions

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

Dear House Republicans: If you fall for this ruse, you deserve whatever you get. – In what House Republicans are correctly referring to as a “Sunday narrative ambush,” the Democrat/media/deep state axis of disinformation spent all day claiming that Adam Schiff’s first fake “whistleblower,” revealed by Paul Sperry and RealClearInvestigations last week to be CIA analyst and John Brennan acolyte Eric Ciaramella, is suddenly “willing to answer questions” from Republicans as the impeachment scam continues to barrel down its fake tracks.

The deep state leaker’s lead attorney, Mark Zaid, tweeted out the offer just as the Sunday morning fake news programs were cranking up for their weekly parade of disinformation:

See the catch there? The offer is not for Ciaramella to offer public testimony, live and on national television: The offer is for “GOP” to “ask written questions” of Ciaramella through his lawyer team, which we already know has been in hand-to-hand coordination with Schiff and his staff. This, of course, would inevitably mean that any answers to “GOP” questions would be written by a team of government and high-paid private lawyers at the Compass Rose Legal Group, where Zaid has his practice.

In an interview with an always-eager-to-conspire CBS News on Saturday, Zaid hilariously claimed that his client “wants to be as bipartisan as possible” during this process, all while remaining anonymous. Of course, this is not an offer for cooperation or bipartisanship at all: It’s simply a tactic deployed to control the narrative around Ciaramella and his spying on the President of the United States.

Zaid claimed to have made the offer through Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on Schiff’s clown committee, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Face the Nation that the first he’d heard about it was when asked a question about it on-air:

To be perfectly clear about this: Ciaramella is not only unwilling to answer any GOP questions, he is unwilling to personally field any questions at all about playing his role in serving as the deep state actor who triggered this entire fantasy play. Any questions that go through his lawyers will be answered by his lawyers, carefully scripted to ensure that no real information is communicated and that the answer fully supports the Axis of Disinformation’s preferred narrative.

I keep waiting for McCarthy and other GOP congressional leaders to wake up to the reality that the Democrats are embarked on not only an effort to take down President Trump, but an effort to destroy the Republican Party as a viable national political entity.

After three and a half years of a perpetual, neverending deep state search to find some evidence – any old evidence would do – of wrongdoing by Mr. Trump, we know he has done nothing wrong and does not deserve this fate. But if McCarthy and his fellow House Republicans fall for this latest transparent tactic and actually demean themselves and the process by submitting written questions to Ciaramella’s lawyers, then their Party richly deserves whatever fate the Democrats wish to deal them.

The only proper answer to Zaid’s fake offer would be for McCarthy and Nunes and other Republicans to take the floor of the House today and spend hours revealing Ciaramella’s identity and biography to the world. It is long past time to quit cooperating with this Lawfare-inspired charade that paints him as anything other than a disloyal spy and leaker of highly-classified information.

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Today’s The Day The Trump Tax Cuts Save The GOP Congress, If Only Congress Will Let Them

  • Hey, have you ever wondered whatever happened to that lovely, delightful Jill Stein?  You remember her, don’t you?  That “Green” Party candidate who received some rounding error-level number of votes in last year’s presidential election, and then held the country hostage for a month while demanding recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin?  Oh, yeah, THAT Jill Stein? Isn’t she a pistol?
  • Well, it turns out she is alive and sort of well, but not completely well, because the Washington Post is reporting today that she is now under investigation by the Robert Mueller Witch Hunt, er, coup d’etat, er, Special Counsel operation.  Why?  Well, I don’t really care.  I just love the poetic justice involved here.  You go, Bob.  You’ve finally stumbled across your witch.
  • Speaking of Witch Hunts, a couple dozen protesters who don’t want their taxes cut found themselves hunting around Capitol Hill for Nancy Pelosi Monday afternoon, when the House Minority Leader failed to show up for their sparsely attended event at which they planned to express their righteous outrage at having to give less money to the federal government.  Pelosi had agreed to attend the event when she was told that hundreds of her fellow leftist nitwits were going to show up for it, but when that crowd failed to materialize, well, San Fran Nan flew the coop.  No word whether or not she was riding a broom when she did.
  • Justice Department Lawyer Bruce Ohr, recently demoted when it was revealed that he held regular meetings with the sleazy operatives of the Fusion GPS firm – where his wife was employed – during last year’s presidential campaign, had his scheduled testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee postponed until later this week.  Committee members rescheduled his appearance after they received a new tranche of long-withheld documents from the Justice Department earlier in the day, and they wanted time to review those documents before hearing from Mr. Ohr.
  • Another cog in the DOJ Deep State cabal, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, is scheduled to testify later today before the House Intelligence Committee, in what is supposed to be a closed-door session.  It will be interesting to see if McCabe turns up, and how long it takes California Democrat Adam Schiff or some other Democrat to leak the substance of the hearing to CNN if he does.
  • Meanwhile, today is Tax Cut Day in the United States Congress.  Yes, friends, the Republican majorities in both houses of congress, who have been making unfulfilled promises to you for eight long years, are finally, at long last, on the verge of actually keeping one of them!  Yay!
  • The clincher for getting this largest tax cut in American history sent to the President’s desk appeared to come late Monday when the fakest fake Republican in the Senate, Maine Senator Susan Collins, announced that she would vote ‘yes’ on the bill.  Once it became clear that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the critical mass of needed votes, Senator From the News Media John McCain fled town so he wouldn’t be a part of a resounding success for President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three words).
  • In all seriousness, this is life or death for the Republican Party’s congressional future.  Get it done, and you have a chance to hold your majorities in both houses of congress in the 2018 mid-term elections, maybe even increase your Senate advantage.  Fail, and you have no chance.  Literally no chance at all – 2018 would become an inevitable wave election favoring the Democrats if this vote fails.
  • Because the fake news media has demonized the bill with talking points coordinated with the Democrat Party – its standard procedure in such matters – the bill does not currently poll well.  But wait until February, when the new tax withholding tables go into effect, and literally every working American sees that his or her paycheck has increased dramatically, and those polls will turn right around.
  • Once that happens, you’ll see the same thing start happening to those “generic congressional preference” polls, which lately have shown the Democrats with a 7-10 point advantage.  The economy is already booming, with the New York Fed now projecting 4% economic growth for the 4th quarter.  More and more Americans are going back to work every day now, and if they also see they are taking home more of their hard-earned money thanks to a bill that every Democrat opposed, the complexion for the 2018 mid-terms will turn around on a dime.
  • Today’s vote is one of the most crucial votes in the history of the GOP.  No wonder John McCain wants no part of it, and we aren’t hearing a peep of support from Mitt Romney or George W. Bush.  That tells you all you need to know about the quality of “conservatives” the Republican Party had been nominating for the presidency before Donald Trump came along.

Just another day in Donald Trump’s America.

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President Trump Should Let Chuck And Nancy Have Their Government Shut-Down

  • First Lady Melania Trump stopped in at a local Whataburger while on a visit to Corpus Christi on Wednesday.  While the nitwits who infest Vanity Fair and the NYTimes are surely only interested in which shoes she wore to order her Whataburger with cheese and fries, I am officially in awe of our First Lady after that gesture to the people of Texas.  If you’ve never had a Whataburger and aren’t familiar with the company’s history and the place it occupies in Texas culture, you won’t understand why.  But trust me, every native Texan does.
  • It’s Senator Smalley Day in the U.S. Senate! – That’s right:  Today is the day when the terminally smarmy jackass Senator from Minnesota – who, let’s all never forget, acquired his seat solely due to massive voter fraud – announces that he has decided he is gropey enough, he’s perverted enough, and dog-gonnit, women hate him.  Because of all of that, he will resign his illegitimately-obtained seat and let Minnesota’s Democrat Governor appoint his replacement, who will get to serve through 2020.  Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
  • After congress passed an actual law in 1995 mandating the U.S. move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital of Jerusalem, President Bill Clinton signed the law and promised to get it done, but then caved in to pressure from the terrorists who run Palestine because they said it would negatively impact the Middle East “peace process.”  George W. Bush, when running for president in 2000, also promised to make this move, but then, once in office, caved in to pressure from the terrorists who run Palestine because they said it would negatively impact the Middle East “peace process.”   Barack Hussein Obama, when running for president in 2000, also promised to make this move, but then, once in office, caved in to pressure from the terrorists who run Palestine because they said it would negatively impact the Middle East “peace process.”  Are we beginning to detect a pattern here?
  • Donald J. Trump, when running for president in 2016, promised to make this move, and then, once in office, began to receive massive pressure from the terrorists who run Palestine not to do it, because they said it would negatively impact the Middle East “peace process.”  Faced with the previous 22 years of the very definition of insanity, President Trump yesterday realized that there is no “peace process” if our country keeps just giving in to the terrorists who run Palestine, and announced that he’s going to actually obey the law congress passed in 1995, and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, where it has always belonged.  So nice to have a POTUS who doesn’t pander to terrorists, and who is actually focused on keeping the promises he made during his campaign.
  • This action by President Trump is, in a microcosm, the main reason why he is POTUS today.  He was elected to do the things his weak-kneed predecessors refused to do, to use the office of the presidency to protect the interests of American citizens and America’s allies, priorities that no president has really focused on since Ronald Reagan.
  • All of which brings me to this week’s negotiations over extending the continuing resolution that keeps the government funded.  With Chuck Schumer and San Fran Nan threatening to shut down the government because they want amnesty for all the “Dreamers”, weak-kneed Republicans in congress are running scared because they know the fake news media will put the blame for the shut-down on them.
  • My question to them is, so what?  Have you learned nothing from history?  The last time the Republicans got blamed by the fake news media for shutting down the federal government was 2013, when Ted Cruz single-handedly dragged the party kicking and screaming to negotiate something meaningful into the budget bill under consideration at the time.  14 months later, the GOP went on to win a massive tidal wave victory in the next mid-term congressional elections in 2014.  Why?  Because by shutting down the government, even for just a few days, Republicans in congress energized their base by demonstrating they actually do have the ability to stand for something.
  • But this week, every congressional Republican is begging President Trump to save them from getting blamed for shutting down the government again.  What is wrong with this picture?  Do these people never learn that they are going to get negative media treatment no matter what they do, for the simple fact that they are Republicans?  How many times must that lesson be pounded into their brains before they quit hitting their head up against the same brick wall?
  • Now is the time to do something meaningful, folks.  Just kicking the can down the road for the thousandth time only helps the Democrats.  Not only should the GOP refuse to include anything about the “Dreamers” in this CR, they should refuse to pass anything that doesn’t include funding for the border wall.  This constant surrendering in the face of the first sign of adversity is the main reason why congressional Republicans are detested by a growing number of naturally Republican voters.
  • This is a potential teaching moment for President Trump.  There is no doubt his instinct will be to let Chuck and Nancy shut the government down if they want to, and then get on this Twitter feed and pound them for as long as it lasts.  That’s exactly what he should do, for the benefit of the Republican Party and the country.
  • The Republicans in congress have been repeating this exact failed strategy in budget negotiations for far too long.  It’s up to President Trump to stop the insanity.  Shut.  It.  Down.

Just another day in stop the madness America.

That is all.

 

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Conservatives Must Focus on Defeating The Alinsky Democrats

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • It is a sad truth of our current societal situation that those on the left wing of the political spectrum no longer possess the ability to argue political issues based on anything resembling facts or logic.  I used to say that they no longer desire to do so, but it has become abundantly clear over the last decade that progressives simply no longer have the ability.
  • The left abandoned any effort to really debate issues at the outset of the Bill Clinton presidency, as the Clintons brought their Saul Alinsky rules for radicals tactics to the White House.  Those rules consist of a dozen tactics that focus away from working cooperatively with the opposition to reach reasonable compromises on issues, and focus instead on a mounting a constant drumbeat of demonization of the opposition.  What was at first a conscious, intentional decision by those on the left to abandon facts and logic has, after 25 years, become a complete loss of the skill.

  • Rule 12 reads “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”  This is the tactic the Democrats and the fake news media have used against President Trump since Hillary Clinton and her campaign people invented the “Russia Collusion” fantasy play two days after last November’s election.  That fantasy, and James Comey’s collusion with it, got them a Special Counel investigation, and will probably nab them a few victims like Paul Manafort for Robert Mueller and his team of Clinton/Obama shills to prosecute.  That tactic initially conformed to Alinsky Rule #6, “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
  • But it has now worn thin with the public, as the months and months of investigations turn up no real evidence that Donald Trump and his people colluded with the Russians in any way.  As a result, it has run up onto the shoals of Alinsky Rule 7, “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”  This is why the Democrat/fake media axis of disinformation had to move onto another tactic for freezing and polarizing the President.
  • So, along came Charlottesville.  We now know that the clown who organized the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally there and got it permitted, Jason Kessler, is a leftist radical who was also an organizer of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement.  Probably not coincidentally, it also appears that he is a former producer at …wait for it…CNN!  Given Kessler’s true identity, it is a safe bet that other leftwing radicals participated in that “Unite the Right” rally in order to create negative footage for CNN and other fake news outlets to air.  Classic Alinsky tactics.
  • To ensure maximum negative footage from Charlottesville, leftwingers funded by Soros arranged to bus in hundreds of Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs to stage an un-permitted protest and turn the whole thing into a riot.  We now know that the police were told to stand down by the city’s leftist radical mayor to ensure maximum carnage took place, and then reliable Clinton toady Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, gave a completely false and inflammatory speech once the damage was all done.
  • At that point, it did not matter what President Trump said in the wake of the tragic event, he was going to be demonized by the Axis of Disinformation, because that is the final step in this strategy, in keeping with Alinsky Rule #12.  His statement on Saturday was perfectly fine.  Indeed, both former presidents with the last name of Bush issued almost exactly the same statement on Wednesday, and the media parroted it without negative comment.
  • Thus, the tactic that had drug on for too long – Russia Collusion – now has been shifted to a new tactic the leftists love – Trump is a racist, with the fake news media lapdogs loyally executing Rule #8, “Keep the pressure on.  Never let up.”
  • Make no mistake, this is the left’s playbook for as long as Donald Trump is President.  There will be no logical debates.  There will be no cooperation in congress, no compromise on Obamacare, tax reform, infrastucture or any other of the major issues.  Indeed, so long as congressional Republicans continue their own responsive tactics of cowering in fear and making carefully-worded statements that conform to the left’s current narrative, this is how it will be from now on, because that cowardly response by the GOP only breeds confidence among the left.
  • Real conservatives have a choice to make, and that choice amounts to surrender, or working to defeat the left without quarter and without compromise.  Conservatives need to deploy their own set of tactics against the left designed to achieve victory.  The tactics below are based on Alinsky Rule 1, “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”:
    • Stop engaging them in debate – after all, they stopped engaging with you in any real way a quarter century ago;
    • Work to regulate the hell out of social media monopolies like Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  Make Silicon Valley pay for its collective decision to become a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.  Anti-trust rules exist for good reason – President Trump should work to become the reincarnation of Teddy Roosevelt;
    • The Justice Department should bring RICO prosecutions against the Clintons and top officials at their pay-to-play family crime foundation.  This classic mob-modeled racket is exactly why the RICO laws exist.  Use them;
    • Jeff Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate Robert Mueller and his obvious conflicts, and his decision to hire only Democrat shills in his investigation, and a third special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email abuses, and Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch’s efforts to fix the 2016 FBI investigation;
    • The President should appoint West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin to be Secretary of Energy, after moving Rick Perry over to be the Secretary of Homeland Security.  That will allow WVA GOP Gov. Justice to appoint a Republican to take Manchin’s place, raising the GOP’s senate majority by one.
    • The Republican senate majority should eliminate the filibuster rule entirely, eliminating the ability of the Democrat minority to roadblock progress.  If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the stomach for this battle, conservative senators should refuse to cooperate with leadership until McConnell steps down from the job.
  • This could go on and on – there are tons of tactics at the disposal of real conservatives in this fight.  The point is this:  the Republican Party is the clear majority party in this country, and it is long past time that it started acting like it.  Republicans have allowed themselves to be cowed and paralyzed by the left’s Alinsky tactics for a quarter of a century now, and we see them still trying to engage these radicals in constructive debates on issues.
  • The Alinsky Democrats cannot be reasoned with, they can only be defeated.  Albert Einstein famously said that “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.”  There is no time like the present for conservatives to stop being insane.

Just another day in Saul Alinsky-dominated America.

That is all.

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