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Thursday News Roundup: Democrat Racism, Trump Reviews Book, and America’s Taliban

280-character Book Reviews, By Donald J. Trump. – The President of the United States posted this free book review on his Twitter account overnight.:

Ok, then, I think I’ll forego this one and read the new Michael Connelly novel instead. Thanks.

The National Security Council that Bolton himself formerly led also weighed in on the book with this statement last night:

NSC has determined that the manuscript in its present form contains certain passages—some up to several paragraphs in length—that contain classified national security information. In fact, the NSC has determined that information in the manuscript is classified at the Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret levels. Accordingly, the publication and release of The Room Where it Happened would cause irreparable harm, because the disclosure of instances of classified information in the manuscript reasonably could be expected to cause serious damage, or exceptionally grave damage, to the national security of the United States.

Oh.

In case you missed it, the LA Times reported yesterday that the Department of Justice is apparently contemplating the filing of criminal charges against Bolton given that he decided to go ahead with the book’s publication without completing the required vetting process involving the NSC, the DOJ and the Pentagon. Those “high-level discussions” apparently go all the way up to Attorney General Barr himself.

Should DOJ move forward with such charges for revealing classified intelligence, millions of Americans will wonder why similar charges have yet to be pursued against Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, James Comey and Andrew McCabe, among many others. Still, filing against someone, anyone would be welcome progress.

Well, hey, this should make Barr’s decision even easier. – For its own part, the book’s publisher, Simon and Schuster – which appears to be the go-to publisher for Deep State hacks like Bolton – says the genie is already out of the bottle here in terms of halting the book’s publication:

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Ok, so, criminal charges it is, then. Or at least, it should be. We’ll see.

As you watch the hyperbolic fake news coverage of Bolton’s book, remember this John Bolton clip from 2010:

Because Republican Black lives don’t matter to Black Lives Matter. – Check this out…

That’s the kind of racist crap you have to deal with if you are a Black person who holds to conservative values. Durbin later claimed his remark was a mere slip of the tongue and offered a Clintonian non-apology apology, but nobody really believes that. Durbin is a guy who never utters a public word that hasn’t been vetted with a focus group. But hey, he’s a Democrat, so being an overt racist is ok.

CORONAPANIC UPDATE: Thus far in Texas, 2088 residents have had their deaths attributed to COVID-19, which we all know is a highly inflated number. By comparison, during the 2019-2020 Season for the common flu and pneumonia, Texas has recorded 8,157 deaths due to those respiratory illnesses according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
That’s 8,157 deaths for which no one screams we must wear a mask or stay at home, vs. 2,088 deaths about which everyone screams.
We are officially insane.
This concludes your CORONAPANIC UPDATE for today.

Hey, look, Old Faithful just erupted in Las Vegas:

Anyone who has ever visited Vegas knows that it is just a matter of time before someone puts up a neon sign that reads “Old Vegas Faithful,” and starts collecting resort fees, parking fees and COVID-19 surcharges. Then they’ll start taking bets on how long the man-made geyser lasts, with the House taking 6% of the proceeds as its cut. If this were 1980 again, a third of the house collections would then be skimmed and sent back to the Kansas City and Chicago mobs, with another small share going to Harry Reid and the other members of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

But hey, it’s not 1980 anymore.

Quick, somebody tell me the difference between today’s Democrats and their BLM/Antifa mobs and the Taliban, because I’m not seeing one. – The war on history and monuments to history continues in California, where the Democrat-dominated state assembly just voted to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from the state capitol building.

From a report at Breitbart:

A statement that was signed by  Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D), and Assembly Rules Committee Chairman Ken Cooley (D) read:

Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations. The continued presence of this statue in California’s Capitol, where it has been since 1883, is completely out of place today,” It is unclear when the statue will be removed from the state building.

The decision comes as left-wing activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, and Democrat lawmakers have called for historical statues to be taken down in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, a statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from a St. Louis, Missouri, park — Tower Grove Park — after commissioners who manage it voted in favor of the move.

The day prior, after a bust of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Detroit, Michigan, and placed in storage. On Friday, officials in Wilmington, Delaware — the town in which former Vice President Joe Biden resides — removed statues of both Columbus and Caesar Rodney.

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How much longer before the book burnings begin? Asking for a friend?

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Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The Romney/Bloomberg “Unity Ticket”: A Profoundly Stupid Idea

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

NeverTrumpers: the single dumbest special interest group on the planet. – In an election year characterized by mind-numbing stupidity, some people still manage to stand out. Some guy named Neal Simon, writing at the NeverTrumper website called “The Bulwark,” published a piece on Monday that will go down in infamy as the single most profoundly stupid opinion piece of the 2020 election season.

The headline of the piece is so desperately stupid that one doesn’t even really need to get into the guts of the thing. But here at the Campaign Update, we like to get into the guts of  all varieties of media stupidity and mendacity, even media from people who formerly pretended to be conservatives. So, let’s take a dive into this particular monstrosity.

First, the headline, which pretty much tells you all you need to know about this particular nitwit:

“Romney-Bloomberg: The Unity Ticket America Deserves”

Holy crap.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

The first and most obvious fallacy involved here is that a ticket made up of a turncoat Republican who already lost one run for the presidency and another turncoat Republican now pretending to be a Democrat who is in the process of alienating pretty much every minority and special interest group in the country would “unify” anyone outside of Bill Kristol’s living room, where Mr. Simon has apparently spent too many evenings sipping cheap brandy and smoking White Owls.

Think about it: In the past week alone, opposition researchers for the other Democrat presidential contenders have dug up past Bloomberg comments that have insulted, demeaned and alienated the following segments of American society:

  • African-Americans
  • Women
  • Latinos
  • Farmers
  • Teachers Unions
  • Civil Libertarians

True, he hasn’t gotten around to Muslims, Catholics, Jews and the LGBTQ+ community, but given Bloomberg’s real nature as a horrible human being, it seems like just a matter of time, doesn’t it?

But Simon thinks, hey, Bloomberg’s got billions of dollars, so he can single-handedly make a third party effort with a turncoat loser like Romney viable just by going around and paying everyone off:

Under the current system, presidential candidates in the general election need at least 15 percent support in select polls to make the debate stage. Since this arbitrary benchmark was enacted, no third party or independent candidate has been able to qualify. Much of this is due to a lack of access to capital. Estimates show that it would cost $266 million to achieve this benchmark in the general election phase of a presidential run—a feat only an independent candidate who is self-funded is likely to achieve.

So, what does Romney bring to the ticket? Why, his party affiliation, of course. No, really, I swear I did not make that up:

Another barrier to entry that independent candidates face is they do not have the name recognition that affiliating with a major party grants.

Mitt Romney would solve both of these problems.

Simon even goes on to talk about all the “credibility” Romney has with Republicans, especially the Republican “moderates.” He fails to consider that you could gather all of the Republicans with whom Romney still possesses even a modicum of “credibility” into Bill Kristol’s aforementioned living room, which really isn’t all that big a space. You wouldn’t even have to move the furniture around.

President Trump’s approval rating among Republicans has been at all-time highs for many months now, with 90% or more regularly approving of his conduct in office. Even highly-biased public opinion polls that still cling to their 2012 party affiliation models – which results in systematic over-sampling of Democrats – put Trump’s approval among GOPers no lower than the mid-80s.

Meanwhile, Mini-Mike has already spent more than $300 million to get himself just into the mid-teens in national polls in the Democrat nominating race. As I mentioned yesterday, he is currently not favored to win a single state on Super Tuesday according to the model used by 538.com. Romney himself is so utterly divisive that the Republicans in his home state of Utah are considering multiple resolutions demanding that he resign from office at their upcoming state convention.

But this, in Simon’s mind, is the “unity ticket” Americans are looking for?

Here is who Simon and the people at “The Bulwark” really are: Angry ex-Republicans who are desperate to convince Romney, Bloomberg or someone else who can get their hands on big money to run an insurgent campaign designed to siphon votes away from the President who exposed them for what they really are. These people are not looking for “unity” or anything remotely resembling that concept. These are people who have spent the last four years doing everything they can to attack the duly-elected President who marginalized them and divide the country against him.

If America really “deserves” a third-party ticket made up of a traitorous snake like Mitt Romney and a hubris-driven oligarch like Michael Bloomberg, then America is well and truly screwed.

Fortunately for America, though, the truth is that Mr. Simon and his friends at “The Bulwark” are just a bunch of irrelevant clowns, screaming from the rafters as the tide of history passes them by.

God Bless America.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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