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Tuesday News Roundup: The Supreme Court Betrays America and the Constitution in Pennsylvania Decision

Hey, remember how your Democrat friends all told you what a wonderful, fair, cerebral, non-partisan judge Merrick Garland is supposed to be? – Yeah, he’s just another leftwing partisan Democrat who refuses to honestly answer questions in a congressional hearing:

“I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know.” He’s the perfect attorney general for this sock puppet presidency.

We are so screwed.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – I’m old enough to remember when it was Donald Trump who was supposed to be a totalitarian. But hey, that was always a lie – everyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities knows it is the Democrat Party that has always striven to take our country down the road to despotism, and today’s Democrats are no exception to that 200-year rule.

Yesterday, we discovered that congressional Democrats are now trying to bully cable/streaming companies into dropping news networks that they do not approve of. Take a look:

Hilariously, these authoritarian Dems pretend to base their efforts at censorship on “moral or ethical principles”:

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It’s absolutely surreal. You could never make this stuff up if it didn’t already exist.

Speaking of authoritarians… – Congressman Ro Khanna served as campaign manager for The Commie, Bernie Sanders, for a very good reason: He’s a commie, too.

You don’t have to believe me – just listen to him talk to some fake journalist on CNN about his desire to put any business that can’t afford to pay a $15 minimum wage out of business:

That’s pure communism. You either redistribute your wealth exactly the way the government demands you do it, or you don’t stay in business. Profits don’t matter; your business’s value to the community doesn’t matter; the fact you’d have to fire half your employees in order to pay that hourly wage doesn’t matter; you either do as your government masters tell you to do or you don’t do business.

And Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and 2/3rds of the congressional Democrat caucus will the thrilled to see you and your jobs go. Despicable.

How about this walk down memory lane? – Check this out as China Joe Biden tells David Letterman that he was arrested for going into the U.S. senate chamber and taking over the presiding officer’s seat, just as that nitwit in the viking horns did on January 6:

Now, there’s little doubt Biden’s lying here, given that he lies with the regularity that most people urinate, but man, what a thing to admit to doing. Just another inconvenient little video for the Democrats and their mindless voters.

Right on cue, the Supreme Court betrays the American people one more time. – I warned you all a few weeks ago that the decision by the Supreme Court to schedule a day to consider whether to formally hear three of the Trump election challenges in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan would likely end badly for us and the Constitution.

Many were excited because they labored under the misimpression that the Court had agreed to hear these three cases, but in reality all it was doing was trying to decide whether or not to put any of them on the docket. I also told you that it was almost certain that the Court would refuse to hear the Georgia or Michigan cases, but that it should hear the Pennsylvania case since it so clearly involved a stark constitutional violation in which the state’s courts changed voting rules by judicial fiat. But I also warned you that the justices would find some technical excuse not to hear that case as well.

All of that came to fruition on Monday, as the Court refused to hear any of the three cases:

From the story at National Review:

Few things are worse for public confidence in elections than having the rules changed in the middle of the game (or after it). An epidemic of late-in-the-day changes to the rules was particularly corrosive in 2020. Courts are ill-equipped to referee those changes when partisan tempers are running hot. The Supreme Court just threw away its last opportunity to remedy that problem before the next election cycle.

The Court this morning turned away the remaining challenges to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan. Some of these challenges were legally meritless, and none of them offered any legitimate grounds to change the outcome of the presidential election, but the Pennsylvania case in particular raised a serious, recurring issue of election law: whether state courts or state executive officials can use the general, open-ended terms of state constitutional provisions to throw out specific rules passed by state legislatures governing federal elections. Articles I and II of the Constitution reserve to state legislatures the power to set rules for federal elections.

That’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania supreme court used the Pennsylvania Constitution’s general guarantees of “free and equal” elections and “free exercise of the right of suffrage” as an excuse to invalidate the state legislature’s explicit deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day — the same time the in-person polls close. That deadline was enacted in 2019 and left untouched in revisions to the mail-in ballot rules during the pandemic in 2020. The Court should have heard the case before Election Day, in order t0 ensure that the rules of the road were set in advance. Refusing to hear the case either before the election or after the election guarantees that the issue remains unsettled for the next election.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, wrote a dissent blasting the Court for repeatedly ducking this issue (Alito added his own dissent). Normally, federal courts will not hear cases once they are moot, and that would normally be the situation here: Justice Thomas noted that there was no evidence in the record that the Pennsylvania deadline extension changed the result of any federal election…

[The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s] decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable. . . . An election system lacks clear rules when, as here, different officials dispute who has authority to set or change those rules. This kind of dispute brews confusion because voters may not know which rules to follow. Even worse, with more than one system of rules in place, competing candidates might each declare victory under different sets of rules.

That does sound familiar, doesn’t it? Thomas detailed why contests involving mail-in ballots, which were once treated with skepticism even by the New York Times and election-law experts, were more complicated to litigate quickly, and thus presented even greater mootness problems: “Five to six weeks for judicial testing is difficult enough for straightforward cases. For factually complex cases, compressing discovery, testimony, and appeals into this timeline is virtually impossible.” He specifically noted the compressed timeline imposed in presidential elections by the Electoral Count Act of 1887. And Justice Thomas warned of the particular problems the Court faces in trying to handle politically charged cases in the middle of voting, pointing to a South Carolina case where the Court ended up ordering one rule for ballots cast after its decision, and another for ballots already cast.

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Note that two of President Trump’s three nominees for the Court ruled against the American people and the Constitution in this decision, and you see how screwed we all really are.

Be careful out there.

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Supreme Court Agrees to ‘Consider’ Hearing Three Election Challenge Cases

No one should be too excited about this bit of DC Swamp Kabuki Theater.

Your case is basically moot now? Ok, let’s get it on the docket for consideration! – Now that the DC Swamp’s sock puppet, China Joe Biden, has been installed safely in the Oval Office and surrounded by a National Guard security perimeter, the Washington Examiner reports that the Supreme Court has finally agreed to consider hearing some election challenge cases that would have been ripe two months ago.

Now? Not so much.

Regardless, the Court has agreed to “consider” whether or not to hear the Pennsylvania election case, Sidney Powell’s Michigan election case, and Lin Wood’s Georgia election case.

From the story at the Washington Examiner:

The Supreme Court on Friday listed several high-profile election lawsuits for consideration at its mid-February conference.

The cases include challenges to the 2020 election from Trump-aligned lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, as well as Republican Rep. Mike Kelly’s Pennsylvania lawsuit. Nearly every lawsuit takes issue with the expanded use of mail-in ballots by many states.

The decision came after the court declined to fast-track all election-related litigation in early January.

In nearly every plea for expedition, lawyers backing former President Donald Trump told the court that if the cases were not heard before President Biden’s inauguration, their success would be unlikely.

But after the court pushed them off, many lawyers said that the challenges were still important and could have long-term implications for election fairness. Trump lawyer John Eastman told the Washington Examiner that even with Trump out of office, it was important to settle the issues raised by expanded mail-in voting.

“Our legal issue,” he said, referring to the way in which Pennsylvania conducted the 2020 election, “remains important and in need of the court’s review.”

Similarly, Kelly’s lawyer Greg Teufel, told the Washington Examiner after the court refused to hear his case before the inauguration that the 10-year congressman and major Trump ally had no intention of dropping the suit.

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But don’t get your hopes up: It is highly likely the Court will find some technicality or procedural grounds for refusing to actually agree to hear any of these cases, since it became clear during November and December that it can dig up a rationale for refusing to hear any case it doesn’t want to hear, regardless of the merits involved. There is no question, for example, that the Pennsylvania case clearly involved a blatant violation of the constitution by the Pennsylvania legislature and courts, and deserved to be fast tracked, but the Court dummied up a reason not to hear it in a timely manner nonetheless.

Even if the Court should deign to hear one of the cases just to try to make it look as if it is diligently trying to do its job – which it plainly has not been doing – that case or cases will not be heard until next October.

Bottom line, this is all just another bit of DC Swamp Kabuki Theater, a farce acted out for the benefit of the corrupt news media, which will in turn heap praise on “system” for “working.”

But the system is rigged, and we all know it. As George Carlin used to famously tell us, it’s a big club and we aren’t in it.

That is all.

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Monday News Roundup: Trump, Flynn and Powell Undeterred by Today’s Electoral College Vote

For those concerned that media reports of President Trump being about ready to give up his fight to overturn the obviously fraudulent election results might be true, the President issued this tweet Sunday morning:

So buckle up – we still have weeks to go.

The President also summarized the reason for the 7-2 decision by the Supreme Court in refusing to hear the Texas lawsuit challenging the clearly illegals voting process changes implemented this year in PA, WI, MI and GA:

Bad for the country, indeed. With that decision and today’s vote by the Electoral College, the wheels of the process for certifying the election grind inexorably forward as the elder-abusing handlers of China Joe Potato Head Biden prepare to take over the executive branch of government come January 20.

Joe Potato Head will read a speech prepared by those handlers to the nation in the wake of that vote tonight, an event that all the TV networks are happily dedicating their air time to covering, in contrast to their consistent refusal to air presidential speeches over the past four years. Because, when the media is corrupt and fake, that’s what they do. Plus, nobody watched their regular programming anymore anyway, so why not?

ABC is so eager to provide glowing and positive coverage for Biden’s handlers that it even published a fawning profile piece on them this morning.

Here’s an excerpt from that ball of fluffery:

But aides are pointing to Biden’s strong approval numbers, tallying a record 81 million votes and an electorate worn by the pandemic in their attempt to nudge Republicans to cooperate. Mike Donilon, a senior adviser to Biden, said the American electorate is looking for Democrats and Republicans to get in sync.

“The agenda that the president-elect is putting forward is very much at the forefront of what people want in their lives,” Donilon said. “So, I think the case is going to be that it’s going to be in the interest of the country, it’s going to be in their own self-interest to get on board and not to get in the way.”

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So, there you have it. The elder-abusing freaks who have been pointing Biden at his TelePrompter and bringing him his daily tapioca pudding for the past year and a half have now become the literal focal point for a corrupt media establishment that is afraid to ask questions directly of the candidate himself for fear of what he might just blurt out into the public domain.

General Mike Flynn is now free to talk, and boy is he talking. – General Flynn, freed finally from the authoritarian grasp of corrupt federal judge Emmet Sullivan, gave an interview to Maria Bartiromo Sunday morning. During the interview, the General told Bartiromo that “we have conclusive evidence of foreign interference in our election,” and stated his belief that the President should invoke the provisions of his 2018 executive order that contemplates the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate:

Flynn went onto state that “We’ve never witnessed anything like this in the history of this country. And it’s got to be stopped right now or there will never be a free and fair election.”

Flynn’s right, and Sidney Powell also advocated for invoking that executive order in an interview over the weekend.

Watch:

“Well, given the level of foreign interference we can demonstrate, and the country has evidence of in our filings of foreign interference in the election, it is more than sufficient to trigger the President’s executive order from 2018. That gives him all kinds of power, to do everything from seize assets, to freeze things, demand the impoundment of the machines. I think, under the emergency powers, he could even appoint a special prosecutor to look into this, which is exactly what needs to happen.

“Every voting machine in the country should be impounded right now. There’s frankly more than enough criminal probable cause to justify that. For anybody who’s willing to address the law and the facts, purely on the basis of truth, and not politics or corporate greed or global wealth.”

General Flynn and Sidney Powell are serious people, folks. They don’t just talk to hear the sound of their own voices.

And of course, finding a judge, any judge, who is “willing to address the law and the facts, purely on the basis of truth, and not politics or corporate greed or global wealth” has proven to be an extraordinarily difficult, seemingly impossible task.

But Sidney Powell is still working it. – She hasn’t had an success in court with her “kraken” lawsuits, but the indefatigable attorney from Dallas is still working the process. On Saturday, she filed new lawsuits in PA, WI, MI and GA, and also filed an emergency request for immediate action by the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC).

Her emergency request asks the Supremes to “order officials in Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona to immediately de-certify their 2020 election results and to prevent the states’ presidential electors from casting votes in the electoral college. It also appears that Powell and her team are preparing a request for a writ of certiorari for an immediate hearing of her case before the USSC.

From a story at the Epoch Times:

Powell’s team argues that the lawsuits are part of an effort to “expose and reverse an unprecedent multi-state conspiracy to steal the 2020 General Election.” Plaintiffs have been characterized as “conspiracy theorists” by Democrat politicians and activists who are ignoring the many eyewitnesses, whistleblowers, and expert witnesses who are coming forward with accounts of potential fraud and other evidence, the lawyers argue.

“The 2020 General Election was tainted by unconstitutional election fraud on a scale that has never been seen before—at least not in America,” the lawyers allege.

Hundreds of thousands if not millions of illegal, fraudulent, ineligible, or purely fictitious ballots were cast for Biden (along with hundreds of thousands of Trump votes that were intentionally destroyed, lost or switched to Biden), changing the outcome from a Biden loss to a Biden ‘win,’” the filing alleges.

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Again, all of that is obviously true, but the challenge is finding a judge or group of judges who are willing to actually hear the case and rule on the real evidence and merits, instead of resorting to technicalities as the USSC did in the Texas case.

It’s a hell of a challenge.

That is all.

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Thursday News Roundup: CNN Admits the New York Post’s Hunter Biden Reporting Was All True

So, CNN admits that the New York Post’s stories on Hunter Biden’s laptop were 100% accurate, then? – Sure seems like it, anyway. You all remember the New York Post’s original reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the contents thereon, correct? Remember how the story was spiked by every major corrupt media outlet in the country? Remember how users at Twitter and all of the other big social media platforms were denied the ability to share it? Remember how the Post’s accounts on Twitter and Facebook were shut down for weeks to prevent the newspaper from sharing any other new reporting on that story?

Yeah, it was all so October, the month before the election, of course.

Anyway, the news-fakers at CNN ran a story of their own yesterday, after the Biden fake president-elect operation revealed that China Joe’s creepy ne’er-do-well son was being investigated by the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office for tax issues. The funny thing is, that CNN story, which came 2 months after the New York Post’s story that was supposedly too toxic to report back in October, essentially confirms every aspect of the Post’s story. But of course, CNN does all of that well after the election has come and gone.

Funny how that works, huh?

I’m not going to excerpt from the CNN story, because to hell with CNN and their compatriots in the corrupt, fake news media. But know that the CNN story also informs us that the FBI and DOJ “paused” their supposed “investigation” of Hunter and his magic laptop throughout the weeks leading up to Election Day because they didn’t want to “influence” the presidential election. Many in the corrupt news media employed the same excuse.

The point here is this: The DOJ and media, by refusing to investigate or report on the laptop DID influence the election, and influenced it massively in Joe Potato Head Biden’s favor.

But that, of course, was the goal. Despicable people.

Speaking of ne’er-do-well Democrats… – It looks like farty Eric Swalwell is lying about his having broken off ties to the ChiCom honeypot with whom he was fooling around and paying back in 2015. From a story at RedState.com:

Swalwell’s defense, as he lays out during the luxurious tongue-bath CNN’s Jim Sciutto offered up, is that he’s had nothing to do with her since she fled back to China in 2015 and, being the patriotic, red-blooded American that he is, Swalwell claims that he has fully cooperated with the FBI and his cooperation was destroyed by the Trump administration who leaked the story of him banging a Chinese spy to the media out of revenge for his key roll in the impeachment fiasco. Or something like that. Swalwell isn’t really smart enough to sound coherent even under the best of circumstances.

That, however, may or may not be the truth.

Oh. Why would a member of congress continue to be friends with a ChiCom spy who got him into a full-blown FBI investigation, five full years after that supposed “investigation” took place? And, why wouldn’t the FBI, if its supposed “investigation” was really on the up and up, be investigating that clearly ongoing relationship between the congressman and the ChiCom spy?

The answers to those questions are a really very obvious, aren’t they? Occam’s Razor really does apply here. Think about it.

Turncoats. Turncoats Everwhere! – Ok, Mitt Romney has never been a real Republican, but President Trump’s ongong challenges  to the obviously-fraudulent election results in five states are really bringing the turncoats out of the weeds now.

Romney is the most prominent among them, because of course he is.:

Then there’s this from regular Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy, who is really getting on board with Paul Ryan’s new “turn hard left” program for the fading fake news channel:

Yes, that would be the “frivolous” Texas lawsuit filed by Texas AG Ken Paxton, the “frivolous” lawsuit that now has 17 other state AG’s signing Amicus briefs supporting it:

Hey, Andy, maybe you should think about standing down on this one.

Speaking of that Texas lawsuit, President Trump yesterday asked Ted Cruz to present the oral arguments related to it before the Supreme Court if the Court agrees to hear the case:

From the story at TheHill:

President Trump has asked Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to present a case from his state’s attorney general seeking to invalidate the election results of several key battleground states before the Supreme Court should it decide to hear the suit, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) seeks to void the vote certifications of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan, arguing that the results are “tainted” by new election processes in those states.

The court has not yet agreed to hear the case on its merits and on Tuesday rejected efforts by pro-Trump attorneys to overturn the results in Pennsylvania in a separate case.

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Texas AG Paxton would need to gain the votes of four of the nine USSC justices in order for the case to receive a full hearing by that body. Given that all of the states that are the subject of the lawsuit clearly violated the constitution by allowing changes to their voting procedures to be made by gubernatorial orders (many of which themselves likely also violate parts of the constitution) or by state courts absent consideration by their state legislatures, it seems likely that the suit will be heard.

If that comes about, Senator Cruz, while serving as Texas’s Deputy AG prior to running for the Senate, argued nine cases before the USSC and won most of them. It would be difficult to find a more effective and experienced advocate for the case, which President Trump also made clear yesterday that his lawyers will support via Amicus briefs.

Very interesting developments all around here.

The face of Mussolini in our time. – Bill de Blasio continued his fascist campaign of discrimination against his city’s Jewish community yesterday:

From a story at DailyWire:

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn on Tuesday that he will shut them down “once and for all” if they continue to flout his lockdown orders.

During a Tuesday press conference, de Blasio was asked about a large indoor funeral held Monday by Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, a prominent synagogue in Williamsburg that was also recently fined $15,000 for secretly conducting a large indoor wedding in November.

“If we see another confirmed situation in which an inappropriate event is happening in that same building, then we’re going to have to move to shut down the building once and for all,” de Blasio said, according to Gothamist. “That would be the next step if we see non-compliance.”

“I do think there’s an ideological factor that’s making things a lot harder,” de Blasio also said, seeming to imply that the Hasidic community’s continued non-compliance with state and city lockdown orders stems from their widespread support for President Donald Trump.

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Notice all the loaded language being used to refer to the Hasidic Jews: “ultra-orthodox,” “ideological,” “inappropriate,” etc. It’s the very same sort of language pushed by Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s.

These are very, very frightening times.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Arizona Shenanigans Show Why Trump is Fighting a Longshot Battle

Dear Joe DiGenova: You are not being helpful. – Why the President would entertain having Joe DiGenova as a part of his legal team in the election fraud fight is anyone’s guess. But it turned into a big fiasco during yesterday’s informal fact-finding hearing in Arizona. Jonathan Turley summed up my feelings on the matter pretty succinctly:

Not helpful, Joe. Not helpful at all. Go away.

As for the rest of that hearing, legislators in attendance heard tons of testimony from witnesses to the rampant election fraud efforts that went down in their state – especially in Maricopa County – on Election Day.  A parade of witnesses testified to abuse of the process by Democrat election officials and regarding the insecurities of the Dominion Systems machines and software in use in Arizona.

Unfortunately for the Trump effort, the only part of the hearing that got any traction with the corrupt news media was DiGenova’s idiotic outburst, so the hearing did little to advance the Trump cause. It’s important to note here that, like the hearing held last Friday in Pennsylvania, this was not a formal hearing called by the Speaker of the House or Senate President in Arizona, which would have been extraordinary given that the legislature there is not currently in session.

As a result, despite the promises given by the Republican members in attendance to seek a special session to reconsider the state’s process for choosing its electors, there is very little likelihood for that actually taking place, just as there is virtually zero chance that GOP legislators in Pennsylvania or any of the other states in question will summon the political will to act.

I have warned you all along that the courts are literally the President’s only chance at reversing these election results, and his court cases are long shots as well. That is not because his cause isn’t just – it clearly is – but because getting any legislature or court to act to do the right thing here requires an extraordinary act of political or judicial courage on their part.

The vast majority of GOP politicians and judges are cowards at heart. They talk a good game but seldom possess the courage to follow through in their official actions. There are 10 dozen Lamar Alexanders and Lisa Murkowskis in the GOP for every Ted Cruz or Rand Paul.

Any legislator or judge who acts to overturn these reported election results is going to come under withering assault from potentially violent leftist activists and the entirety of our corrupt media establishment. It is a rare politician or judge indeed who will be willing to invite such an assault on themselves and their family members by acting to do the right thing.

Instead, we are almost certain to see the public posturing by legislators we have seen thus far in PA, AZ and Michigan, but that will be followed by a decided lack of real action. Where the judiciary is concerned, the U.S. Supreme Court is really the only hope for the President and his supporters. We can be certain that John Roberts will timidly side with the three communist justices on the court, meaning that every one of the five conservative members would have to hold together in the face of the media/Democrat assault.

A new poll this week shows that 47% of Americans now believe – correctly – that this was a stolen election. But there remains very little good reason to be optimistic that any of the fraud will be reversed. That’s just  me dealing with reality, folks. You should all deal with it, too.

Here’s a great example of that sad reality. – Arizona Governor Mike Ducey, a nominal Republican, eagerly certified the state’s election results as the informal hearing was taking place, and promised to quickly swear-in Democrat Mark Kelley to take over the senate seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally, who Kelly supposedly defeated in the election. Because that’s the kind of thing fake Republicans like Ducey do.

Here’s an excerpt from a report at Mediaite, noting that Ducey apparently ignored a last minute call from the President himself while in the process of pandering to his Democrat masters:

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey received a phone call in the middle of a live broadcast of an election certifying ceremony that confirmed his state’s electors would vote for President-elect Joe Biden. Ducey blew off the phone call, which, judging by the ringtone and Gov. Ducey’s previous account, was a phone call directly from President Donald Trump.

That’s right. Trump appeared to make a last-ditch phone call to Gov. Ducey to keep him from certifying the election results, and the governor ignored the call. The most embarrassing part? It was captured on camera.

The moment was first noted by Arizona local news host Brahm Resnik, which the producers at Morning Joe cleverly cut with footage with Ducey’s prior admission that he had customized the ringtone on his phone to play Hail to the Chief every time President Trump rang him directly. As you can see and hear in the footage above, the incoming call’s ringtone is definitely Hail to the Chief. 

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Note to Arizona voters: When presented by your state GOP with limp-wristed RINO candidates like Doug Ducey, just vote for the Democrat instead. You will be less disgusted with the results of your actions.

Over in Georgia, the Secretary of State who keeps bragging about how “secure” his election was, Brad Raffensperger, admitted on Monday that his office is investigating no less than “250 cases of credible claims” of election fraud.

From a report at DailyWire:

“As we move forward in the process, we will, as we always have been, we will continue to investigate credible claims of illegal voting and violation of state election law,” Raffensperger said. “There are currently over 250 open cases from 2020 and we have 23 investigators to follow up on that. Some of these include, a charge Gwinnett County that absentee ballots outnumber absentee envelopes. This is the kind of specific charge that our office can investigate and ascertain the truth.”

“We have multiple investigations underway surrounding absentee ballots in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, and many others. We continue our investigations into potential dead, double voters, and non-resident voters,” he continued. “As we move to the December 1st election, which is tomorrow, and the January 5th federal runoffs, we have to remain vigilant.”

“That is why I’m announcing an investigation into third party groups working to register people in other states to vote here in Georgia,” he added. “We have opened an investigation into a group called America Votes who is sending absentee ballot applications to people at addresses where they have not lived since 1994; Vote Forward, who attempted to register a dead Alabama voter, a woman, to vote here in Georgia; The New Georgia Project, who sent voter registration applications to New York City, at Operation New Voter Registration Georgia, who is telling college students in Georgia that they can change their residency to Georgia and then change it back after the election.”

Raffensperger concluded the press conference by repeatedly reminding people that committing election fraud in Georgia, which includes voting in the state when a person is not a resident of the state, is a felony.

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Oh. So, maybe the election wasn’t all that “secure” after all, huh?

Be careful about this one, though: Anyone expecting Raffensperger and his investigators to really conduct good-faith investigations of all of these myriad claims of fraud should remember that this is the man who has steadfastly refused to conduct anything resembling a real audit of absentee and mail-in ballots in his state.

This guy is part of the problem, not a part of any solution.

Good to see CNN latching onto reality here. – While all of that was going on, the despicable news-fakers at CNN suddenly discovered what the rest of us have understood since February: That China has not exactly been up-front with the rest of the world where COVID-19 is concerned.

Welcome to the party, pals!

It really is the alien’s, y’all. – Remember that metal monolith that mysteriously just appeared in the remote wilderness of Utah last week? Yeah, the Bureau of Land Management officials who discovered it found out on Sunday that it has just as mysteriously disappeared:

As if that weren’t odd enough, the dang thing seems to have just as mysteriously reappeared atop a hill in Romania:

I’m not saying it’s aliens, but…

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Friday News Roundup: Justice Barrett Renders John Roberts Irrelevant as Sidney Powell Unleashes the Kraken

The Amy Coney Barrett confirmation is already yielding dividends. – In yet another decision in which compromised Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the three communists in the court, Justice Amy Coney Barrett provided the winning margin in a decision that tosses out some of Andrew Cuomo’s draconian attacks in religious freedoms in the state of New York.

Justice Barrett also was able to author the majority, 5-4 decision that rolls back Cuomo’s absurd restrictions that limits church attendance to as few as 10 people in certain parts of the state.

From a story at Daily Wire:

In a 5-4 ruling late Wednesday night, the Supreme Court backed a religious challenge to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions limiting attendance at religious services. The majority ruling blocks enforcement of the restrictions while the applicants pursue appellate review. The ruling highlights the lack of evidence that the applicants — the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyntwo Jewish synagogues, and an Orthodox Jewish organization — have contributed to the spread of the virus and questions the rationale of the specifics of Cuomo’s restrictions, which limited services to just 10 and 25 occupants for red and orange zones, respectively.

“Not only is there no evidence that the applicants have contributed to the spread of COVID–19 but there are many other less restrictive rules that could be adopted to minimize the risk to those attending religious services,” the decision reads. “Among other things, the maximum attendance at a religious service could be tied to the size of the church or synagogue. Almost all of the 26 Diocese churches immediately affected by the Executive Order can seat at least 500 people, about 14 can accommodate at least 700, and 2 can seat over 1,000. Similarly, Agudath Israel of Kew Garden Hills can seat up to 400. It is hard to believe that admitting more than 10 people to a 1,000–seat church or 400–seat synagogue would create a more serious health risk than the many other activities that the State allows.”

“Members of this Court are not public health experts, and we should respect the judgment of those with special expertise and responsibility in this area,” the ruling asserts. “But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty. Before allowing this to occur, we have a duty to conduct a serious examination of the need for such a drastic measure.”

“The applicants have made the showing needed to obtain relief, and there is no reason why they should bear the risk of suffering further irreparable harm in the event of another reclassification,” the ruling concludes. “For these reasons, we hold that enforcement of the Governor’s severe restrictions on the applicants’ religious services must be enjoined.”

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Glorious. God Bless Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the majority in the U.S. Senate for confirming this good woman to the Court in the face of so much media news-fakery and hostility. Once again, we see perhaps the lone good reason to continue voting for RINOs over their communist Democrat opponents. This is one of the few places it still truly matters.

The Kraken is released! – Sidney Powell released her Kraken on Wednesday evening – a lawsuit detailing allegations of massive election fraud in Georgia and Michigan – and the book burners at Twitter immediately blocked any tweets linking to the lawsuit’s text.

So, just for fun, here’s a link to the text of the complaint. 

Many idiots in the media slammed Powell for not including her “evidence” supporting the claims made in the complaint, demonstrating conclusively that they have no clue about the difference between a complaint, which lays out allegations of harm, and a trial, where evidences supporting the veracity of the allegations is actually rolled out by plaintiffs. But hey, this is just par for the course for our corrupt national news media.

Here’s an excerpt from a story at Breitbart:

Attorney Sidney Powell filed lawsuits Wednesday challenging the results of the presidential vote in Georgia and Michigan, alleging “ballot stuffing,” which she alleges was “amplified and rendered virtually invisible by computer software created and run by domestic and foreign actors.”

Powell made similar claims last week at a press conference with President Donald Trump’s legal team. She was attacked by critics who claimed that she could not prove what she alleged. The legal team distanced themselves from her on Sunday, saying that her claims had gone beyond the evidence they had seen or could prove in court.

Powell — who also defended Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, pardoned by President Trump on Wednesday — accepted the decision but pressed ahead regardless.

She alleges in Georgia:

Mathematical and statistical anomalies rising to the level of impossibilities, as shown by affidavits of multiple witnesses, documentation, and expert testimony evince this scheme across the state of Georgia. Especially egregious conduct arose in Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee, Hall, and Barrow County. This scheme and artifice to defraud affected tens of thousands of votes in Georgia alone and “rigged” the election in Georgia for Joe Biden.

Powell makes similar allegations in Michigan, noting an “especially egregious range of conduct in Wayne County and the City of Detroit, though this conduct occurred throughout the State at the direction of Michigan state election officials.”

Powell traces the fraud to “software and hardware from Dominion Voting Systems Corporation,” which she said derives from software created by “Smartmatic Corporation, which became Sequoia in the United States.”

She goes on to allege, in both the Georgia and the Michigan complaints, “Smartmatic and Dominion were founded by foreign oligarchs and dictators to ensure computerized ballot-stuffing and vote manipulation to whatever level was needed to make certain Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez never lost another election.”

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So, a lot of the same stuff Powell has been alleging for a couple of weeks now, but this time in formal court filing that will ultimately lead to her having to present her evidence soon enough. She will certainly have plenty to present and talk about given that the lawsuit contains 30 separate allegations of fraud in Georgia alone.

Cool.

This should be epic. – Adding to the Georgia fun, President Trump told the assembled communist Democrat activists who call themselves the White House Press Corps that he will be holding a rally in that state on December 5:

As the Fox News chyron indicates, the President made that announcement as he criticized RINO Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, who continues to to oppose the conduct of a real audit of the ballots allegedly cast by legal and living people in Fulton County. So odd that he would be so virulently against such a standard and innocuous election security procedure, isn’t it?

You can bet Raffensperger is all lawyered-up and anxiously waiting to see what Powell’s evidence is going to reveal about his own actions related to the November 3 election.

This is a long, long way from over, folks.

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Mazie Hirono May Have Tipped the Coming Democrat Smear of Amy Coney Barrett

This is a serious question: How many Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have an IQ that is lower than the thermostat setting in the Senate hearing room? You can start with Mazie Hirono and Sheldon Whitehouse and go from there.

During yesterday’s hearing, you really could not help but wonder if Chuck Schumer simply arrayed his Democrat caucus members from lowest IQ to highest and then selected the 9 at the bottom of the list to sit on this key committee. I know from experience that members of congress are not especially intelligent as a class (though they are incredibly cunning as a class), but what the Democrats put on display on Wednesday was truly an embarrassment to the Senate as an institution.

Sheldon Whitehouse spent his entire 30 minutes of time going through a bizarre conspiracy theory about how “dark money” from the Koch Brothers somehow led directly to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. It was a true tour de force in mindless stupidity.

Kamala Harris used almost all of her time to make a campaign speech read from notes prepared by her staff. Because of course she did. Cory Booker went through a series of questions so irrelevant and transparently leading that had Barrett using her “mom patiently dealing with an irrational child” face and voice out of pity.

Geriatric senators Dianne Feinstein and Patrick Leahy and Richard Blumenthal each supplied 30-minute commercials for the pressing need for congressional term limits, and Amy Klobuchar looked like she needed a binder to throw at a staffer every time Judge Barrett embarrassed her with a calm and perfectly reasoned answer to her idiotic inquiries.

Then there was Crazy Mazie Hirono, the junior senator from Hawaii. This execrable, malignant wretch showed up to the hearing with a list of questions that her staff had written for her and that she had obviously not even bothered to read prior to the hearing beginning. Several of the questions referenced cases and decisions Judge Amy Coney Barrett had made in the past, and it was painfully obvious Hirono had no clue what any of them were.

But the moment everyone should view and keep in the back of our minds from Hirono’s 30 minutes was this one:

“[S]ince you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” A seemingly random question, designed to be explosive and cause damage to Judge Barrett’s reputation simply by being asked and then endlessly repeated across Twitter and other social media. At least, that is how it is being covered by the news media.

But those who have witnessed how the Democrats inevitably try to mount a heinous smear against any Republican Supreme Court nominee might have reacted by filing this moment away as a clue to what the nature of their coming smear of Judge Barrett might look like. Everyone should remember that Brett Kavanaugh was asked a series of loaded questions about his behavior in his youth during his committee hearings as well, but the actual smear job by Christine Blasey Ford was only brought to the public’s attention during the weekend after the hearing had concluded, and he seemed to be on a smooth path to confirmation.

The smearing of Clarence Thomas also followed a similar pattern and timeline.

Can anyone doubt that the same Democrats who paid Ford and several other women to hurl slanderous allegations at Justice Kavanaugh would dig up acquaintances and former co-workers of Judge Barrett to claim she had at some distant point in the past made improper sexual advances towards them? Of course they would do exactly that.

When these completely unnecessary and counterproductive hearings come to a merciful conclusion on Thursday, Judge Barrett and her unassailable character and record will appear to be on a smooth path to confirmation. The Democrats will have failed to lay a glove on her and Mitch McConnell will have either 51 or 52 votes to get the job done.

But then the weekend will come and America will find out then if these depraved and despicable Democrats are willing to mount the same sort of smear on a supremely qualified woman that they mounted against Justice Kavanaugh. If they are, it’s a pretty safe bet that we will be able to look back and see that Crazy Mazie was setting the table for it.

Get ready.

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Limbaugh: Stacey Abrams at the Top of Biden’s Supreme Court List

Holy crap if true. On his show today, Rush Limbaugh – who sounds better than he has in months, in my opinion – told his audience that he has been told that the main reason why Creepy Uncle McWifeMolester doesn’t want to release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees is less complex than we might have imagined.

According to Rush, that reason is that the name at the top of the list is that of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial looooooooooooser, Stacey Abrams. Despite having lost that election by well over 50,000 votes, Abrams has since spent her time parading around the country pretending that she, not the winning Republican, Brian Kemp, really is the governor of Georgia.

Abrams also tirelessly promoted herself as a, like, totally qualified vice presidential running mate for the Unfrozen Caveman Nominee, despite the fact that she has never won an election for a higher office than state representative. Biden’s elder-abusing handlers wisely steered clear of Abrams’ self-promotions, although it remains unclear if their pick of Kamala Harris will prove to be any less of a disaster than Abrams certainly would have been.

But Biden at least implied way back in January, when he was still fighting to have the nomination fixed for himself, that he had made some sort of arrangement with Abrams in order to obtain her support. If that deal turns out to have been to place her atop his list of possible nominees, it is simply inexcusable.

While Abrams does have a law degree, she hardly possesses the credentials to sit on the Supreme Court. Her entire experience as a practicing lawyer – which amounts to 2 years as a tax attorney, and 5 years as Atlanta’s Deputy City Attorney – is so unremarkable that her otherwise glowing bio at WikiPedia barely makes mention of it. Nothing wrong with being a tax lawyer, but it hardly prepares one to rule on issues facing the Supreme Court.

She has spent the rest of her undistiguished career in politics.

We don’t know if Limbaugh’s information is accurate, but he has a pretty strong track record that would lend it credibility. If Abrams’ name appears anywhere on Biden’s list – much less at or near the top of it – it is a travesty, and leaves no wonder at all why he is too embarrassed to make his list public.

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Trump Should and Will Nominate a Replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Little Lindsey Graham has another problem on his hands. On October 3, 2018, Graham, in an appearance on C-Span, promised that “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term…we’ll wait to the next election” to hold hearings and confirm the nominee. Not until the next inauguration – the next election, which is November 3.

Graham, being the little compromised cock-of-the-walk that he is, then boldly told the C-Span host to “hold the tape,” which C-Span of course did. This tape is already being used by Democrats and their media toadies like Jonathan Karl as a hammer against Graham as the battle over the new opening on the U.S. Supreme Court heats up to what will certainly become civil war-threatening levels.

As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham will get to preside over the coming hearing related to the nominee President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words) sends over to congress. Mitch McConnell – Graham’s boss in the Senate, and the guy who stupidly gave Graham this committee chairmanship – has already promised that the nominee will be considered and confirmed by the Senate:

“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise,” McConnell continued. “Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.”

McConnell added that “by contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary.”

“Once again, we will keep our promise,” he said. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

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Note that, for McConnell’s rationale to be 100% certain to come about, the hearings and confirmation must take place before November 3. Because, should the President lose to Joe Biden, he would then become a “lame-duck” President, thus turning McConnell’s reasoning on its head.

That reasoning not only conflicts with Graham’s C-Span comment, it also conflicts with the statement issued in an interview earlier this week – before Ginsburg passed – by RINO Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who said “I would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee” before the November election had come and gone. “Fair is fair,” she added without any supporting evidence that her reasoning is in any way “fair” to the country.

Murkowski did not repeat that commitment in a statement she issued last night:

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So, obviously she is waiting to have a conversation with McConnell before going off half-cocked again.

The other most highly-suspect GOP RINO senator in this instance, Susan Collins, took the same approach as Murkowski, lauding Ginsburg in a statement but making no commitment one way or another on holding hearings and a vote before Election Day. Collins, it should be noted, is involved a close re-election campaign (Murkowski is not) and another strong performance in confirmation hearings – like she had with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination – would help her maximize GOP voter turnout.

The nominee will almost certainly be a woman, and Amy Coney Barrett seems to be the odds-on favorite. Others on the list include Joan Larsen of Michigan, who sits on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Brett Grant, a 42 year-old rising star on the 11th Circuit who clerked for Justice Kavanaugh, and Allison Eid, who succeeded Justice Neil Gorsuch on the 10th Circuit Court. All are relatively young (Barrett and Larsen are 51, Eid is 55) and all have sterling records and backgrounds.

All, of course, would be mercilessly slandered and smeared by the Democrat/Media Axis of Propaganda.

For the country, Ginsburg’s death is just one more instance in which the year 2020 moves us inexorably closer to a real civil war, which the Democrats and their domestic terrorist tools in BLM and Antifa have been fomenting all summer. You should expect the rioting that magically came to a halt last Saturday after the Democrats saw their awful new polling data to start up again with renewed intensity as soon as President Trump announces his nominee.

My bet is that the Democrats will make sure that the renewed riots become so violent and destructive that the President will have no choice but to invoke the Insurrection Act prior to Election Day, which has been the Democrat plan all along.

As for Ginsburg, the nicest thing that can be said is that she was extremely tough: A 3-time cancer survivor who clung to her seat of political power for every last day she could wring out of it.

And make no mistake about it: She saw the Court and her seat on it as a political tool, nothing more. Ginsburg spent 27 long years politicizing every decision made by the Supreme Court, where she was a malevolent presence who utterly discarded the notion that the Court’s purpose was to interpret the Constitution, not to try to implement the personal feelings of the Justices themselves.

Ginsburg even managed to politicize her own death, telling an interviewer recently that “My Most Fervent Wish Is That I Not Be Replaced Until a New President Is Installed.”

Smarmy Democrats and corrupt reporters will play that up for all it’s worth. But this is hard ball politics and in that world you can, as my Daddy used to tell me, “wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which one fills up faster.”

President Trump should and will quickly nominate a replacement for Ginsburg, and the Senate should  confirm that nominee. Period.

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Yes, Justice Roberts, There are “Obama Judges” and “Bush Judges”

A tale of two judges. – Chief Justice John Roberts – the clearly-compromised former conservative jurist who now does the bidding of the progressive left whenever they demand it, apparently – famously stated in 2017 that there are no “Obama judges” or “Bush judges,” there are only federal judges. That, of course, is abject bullshit, but hey, it’s what the Chief does these days.

Late this week, we saw the dichotomy between the kinds of decisions we get out of Bush/Reagan/Trump judges and Obama/Clinton judges in two decisions related the ongoing rioting taking place in Portland. It is a classic tale of an Obama judge applying his own personal baises as a means of fomenting more chaos in our society and a Bush judge doing his best to properly interpret the law and put out the fires.

The latter decision came from the Bush appointed, District Court Judge Michael Mosman, who rejected the specious filing of Soros-funded Oregon Attorney General Emily Rosenblum. The despicable Ms. Rosenblum was asking for a temporary restraining order that would deny the right of federal law enforcement officials to continue to protect Portland’s federal courthouse and other federal property from the rioters, who have attempted to burn the courthouse down many times in recent weeks.

Michael W. Mosman - Wikipedia

Judge Michael Mosman

From a report at Red State:

The complaint — filed by her on behalf of all Oregon citizens based on her in parens patriae status in relationship to those citizens — alleged violations of the citizens First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution.  The factual allegations were that unknown federal agents, without names or insignias our their uniforms, and driving unmarked vehicles, were detaining and arresting Oregon citizens off the streets of Portland away from the federal courthouse, without probable cause.

In denying the TRO, Judge Mosman questioned whether the Attorney General had standing to bring the action she had brought.  The parens patriae status she claimed — meaning the government as legal protector of citizens — is rarely invoked, and likely inapplicable where, as here, citizens wrongly arrested or detained by federal agents could sue on their own behalf for violation of their civil rights.  Judge Mosman noted that the Attorney General could bring suit to vindicate a legal interest that is specific to the state itself, but the complaint filed by the Attorney General states no such claim.

The Court noted that no protester was a Plaintiff.  The Court noted that the lawsuit sought no remedy or damages on behalf of anyone claiming to have been harmed by the actions of the federal agents.  Instead the lawsuit the extraordinary remedy of prohibiting future law enforcement action by agents of the federal government.

The Opinion calls out the Oregon Attorney General for writing a complaint in a fashion that suggests numerous protesters have being seized off the streets of Portland, but in support of which at the time of the hearing the Attorney General was able to produce evidence of only two events.  There was evidence of a young man named Pettibone having been arrested and taken to the federal building, but he was never charged.  The evidence, however, was limited to a declaration by Pettibone as to what happened.  There was no evidence to corroborate his claims.

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That was the Bush Judge decision.

The decision from the Obama Judge – District Judge Michael Simon, who is the nephew of famous playwrite Neil Simon and looks just like him – came late on Thursday. In his decision, Judge Simon issued a TRO prohibiting federal law enforcement from using tear gas or any other non-lethal force that might impact members of the press or “legal observers,” many of whom are radical leftists who have embeded themselves in with the rioters.

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Judge Michael Simon

Well, you can see where this is going, right?

From a report at Politico:

A judge has barred federal law enforcement officers dealing with long-running protests and unrest in Portland from using force against journalists and legal observers trying to document the run-ins between activists and the authorities.

Ina temporary restraining order issued on Thursday night, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon also declared reporters, photographers and legal observers exempt from any directives issued to the general public to disperse from areas where protests are taking place.

Simon said there were strong indications [Note the expression of his own opinion absent any real evidence that this is true] that journalists were being targeted by the authorities and were not simply incidentally caught up in legitimate efforts to quell violence or vandalism.

“Plaintiffs’ declarations describe situations including that they were identifiable as press, were not engaging in unlawful activity or protesting, were not standing near protesters, and yet were subject to violence by federal agents,” Simon wrote. “Contrary to the Federal Defendants’ arguments, this evidence does not support that the force used on Plaintiffs were ‘unintended consequences’ of crowd control.”

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So, guess what happened Friday evening? Check it out:

Boy, there’s a shocker, huh?

Thus does Judge Michael Simon – an Obama appointee – very predictably reveal himself to be an active participant in the radical left “resistance.”

But hey, there’s no difference between “Obama judges” and “Bush judges.” Just ask John Roberts.

*sigh*

 

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RBG Has Had Liver Cancer Since May, and the Media Obsession Over Kayleigh McEnany’s Tabs

The woman is a cancer-breeding and cancer-killing machine. – Think about it: How many people have you ever heard of who have had lung cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer and liver cancer over a span of less than a decade and lived to tell about it?

That’s the record that the extraordinarily enduring Ruth Bader Ginsburg has now racked up in recent years. Today, she announced that she has been receiving treatments for liver cancer since May and the Supreme Court has managed to cover that little fact up until now. She also claimed that her hospitalization earlier this week had no relation to her latest battle with cancer, but that seems hard to believe.

From a report at Fox News:

“On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer,” Ms Ginsburg said in her statement.

“The chemotherapy course… is yielding positive results,” she added. “My most recent scan on 7 July indicated [a] significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease.

“I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment,” she said. “I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay.”

Supreme Court justices serve for life or until they choose to retire, and supporters have expressed concern that if anything were to happen to Ms Ginsburg a more conservative judge might replace her while President Donald Trump, a Republican, remains in office.

“I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” Ms Ginsburg said in the statement. “I remain fully able to do that.”

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Everyone should wish the Justice well in this latest battle – there is nothing more terrible than having to deal with cancer, and she has established perhaps the most amazing record in human history of beating forms of the disease that kill a very high percentage of those who suffer from them.

That having been said, the truth about her last statement in that excerpt – “I remain fully able to do that” – is that she is only able to remain nominally on the Court because staff and interns perform 99% of the actual work for her. In that, she is certainly far from the first justice to retain a seat in that way, but unlike her survival skills, it is not something anyone should admire.

The fact that this ailment was kept a secret from a public that deserves to know is also nothing to admire, but not at all surprising for an institution led by a living chameleon, Chief Justice John Roberts.

Meanwhile, in REAL news… – There is no new low to which the members of the White House press corps will not stoop.

Today, a Reuters photographer made it his job to invade the privacy of Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, worming his way close enough to the podium to get a shot of the tabs on her famous briefing notebook that she brings into every meeting with the assembled enemies of the people.

Here’s the shot:

White House photographer snapped photo of the press secretary's ...

All the corrupt, blue-check media hacks on Twitter are making a huge deal about the tabs titled “Hate” and “Absurd,” but the obvious explanations for those are easy:

– “Hate” contains answers to any question posed by PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor; and

– “Absurd” contains notes that describe the preening behavior of Jim Acosta.

This is not hard, folks.

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The Evening Wrap: A Key Supreme Court Decision and Jake Tapper Gets Something Right

Good John Roberts showed up for court today. – The Supreme Court issued a decision today that could have huge implications for the November elections. On a 6-3 vote, the Court refused to reconsider a lower court ruling that prevents Florida from restoring the voting rights of convicted felons who have not satisfied all the terms of their convictions, including fines and other financial penalties. Liberal Stephen Breyer voted along with the very unreliable “conservative” majority.

Plaintiffs had sued the state for denying the vote to felons who had served their time but failed to pay up. Under Florida law passed in 2018, felons are able to regain their voting rights when they have fulfilled all terms of their convictions.

This decision by the high court means that roughly 1 million Florida felons who have failed to satisfy their financial obligations could be unable to vote in November. Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the news media are obviously hardest hit by today’s decision.

This is a big deal.

That time when even Jake Tapper admitted kids need to go back to school this fall… – Fake Jake Tapper chided Trump critics on Twitter today to “be fair” after his colleagues in the corrupt corporate news media intentionally misquoted Kayleigh McEnany’s remarks related to COVID-19, science and returning to school at today’s White House press briefing. Tapper also corrected Sanjay Gupta when the fake doctor attempted to perpetrate the same falsehoods on Tapper’s CNN program this afternoon.

From a story at Mediaite:

Jake Tapper corrected Dr. Sanjay Gupta over his critique of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s “science should not stand in the way” comment on his CNN show Thursday afternoon.

“The science should not stay in the way of this,” McEnany said in a press briefing Thursday in reference to school openings, before adding, “The science is on our side here. We encourage for localities in states to just simply follow the science. Open our schools.”

Following outrage around the comments, Tapper encouraged people to read McEnany’s full quote, writing in a tweet, “She’s arguing that the science is on the side of those who want to open them, she cites a JAMA study. I’m not taking a position on the matter but be fair.”

After playing a clip of McEnany’s statement, Tapper asked Gupta, “Where is the science on this? Because I know some of the studies, one of the JAMA studies that she referred to, what’s your reaction as a physician and parent of three children?”

“Well, first of all, I don’t think you ever want to say the science should not stand in the way of this,” Gupta responded. “I don’t know exactly what she was referring to by that or if she was just misspeaking. That sounded like an alternate facts sort of moment there.”

“If I could just say, Sanjay,” Tapper interrupted. “I think she was trying to say the science shouldn’t stand in the way because the science is on our side. I don’t know that all of the science is on their side. Certainly, this White House, their respect for science knows bounds, let’s put it that way. But I think that’s what she was getting at.”

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Let’s be clear: The science is 100% on the side of reopening and getting our nation’s kids back to school this fall. There is ZERO, ZIP, NADA “science” that indicates otherwise. With pretty much every other country on earth dealing with reality and real science and reopening their schools, the only reason why any schools at any level in our country will refuse to open in the fall is pure, rank, smelly partisan politics. Dr. Anthony Fauci and others who continue to purvey panic porn and using our children as political footballs should be condemned and shunned by civilized society.

Even Jake Tapper understands the truth here. It is rather amazing his overlords at CNN haven’t shut him up about it yet.

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Everyone Calm Down: Today’s SCOTUS Decision was a Big WIN for Trump

President Donald Trump went on an angry Twitter spree this morning after a 7-2 Supreme Court decision ruled on very narrow grounds that a grand jury can subpoena a president’s tax records. Here’s what @RealDonaldTrump had to say:

 

Now, of course the President is right about the absurdly disparate treatment he has received from this Court, and obviously also correct about the criminal nature of the entire Obama Administration.

But what he apparently missed before he went on this Twitter spurt is that today’s decision by the Court is actually a significant victory for him, one that sends the case back to the lower court and basically ensures that his tax records will remain confidential at least through November, and possibly forever. Not only that, but the case is also a loss for Democrats in congress and their politically-motivated pursuit of those tax records.

Here is how George Washington University Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley explained it on his own Twitter feed:

Look, it’s very easy to understand the President’s anger and frustration about these never-ending battles he has had to engage in with the Deep State. But hey, he just keeps on WINNING those battles, even when, as in this case, he doesn’t even realize he has won.

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Good News for America Abounds – Democrats, Corrupt News Media Hardest Hit

“We need new experts. Monkeys throwing crap at a poster with random numbers on it are more accurate.”

That’s a quote from a friend when I posted a link on Facebook to the story that Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) rose to 57.1% in June, which naturally was vastly stronger the “experts” quoted by the corrupt news media had anticipated.

From that story at PeoplesPunditDaily:

Forecasts ranged from a low of 46.0 to a high of 52.7. The consensus forecast was 50.1. This is the largest single-month percentage-point gain since the NMI debut in 1997.

Last week, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index (PMI) also came in stronger than expected at 52.6% in June, up from 43.1% in May. This reading further indicated the overall economy in expansion for the second straight month after one month of contraction that ended 131 consecutive months of growth.

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This latest piece of great news follows last week’s Labor Department report of non-farm payroll job additions for June of 4.8 million, which almost doubled the “experts'” projection of 2.5 million.

Naturally, everyone in the national Democrat Party and in the corrupt news media – but I am being redundant – will respond to this wonderful news exactly as they responded to last Friday’s new study proving that Hydroxychloroquine is effective at treating COVID-19: With abject outrage and horror.

Because – repeat after me – Good News For America is Always, Without Exception, Bad News for the Democrats and their Corrupt Media Toadies.

Here’s another piece of great news for America that hits the Democrat/Media Complex of Disinformation hardest: In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states do indeed have the absolute right to require Electors to vote for the president candidate that actually won their respective state. Apparently, whomever it is that has been compromising Chief Justice John Roberts either did not care about this decision or is currently out of the country.

From a report at CNBC:

Under the complex rules that govern American elections, it is the vote of the Electoral College that ultimately determines the winner of the presidency.

Virtually every state — besides Maine and Nebraska — allocates all of its Electoral College representation to electors who have committed to vote for the winner of the state popular vote. And most states, including Washington and Colorado, have laws that require electors to vote for their pledged candidate. The electors argued that the enforcement of those laws was unconstitutional.

Micheal Baca, the Colorado elector, was replaced before he could cast his vote for former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Three Washington electors were hit with $1,000 fines after voting for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Lower courts divided on the issue, with courts in Colorado and Washington ultimately coming down on opposite sides. The federal appeals court in Colorado sided with Baca, while the Washington Supreme Court sided with the state and upheld the fines.

The Supreme Court’s action on Monday affirmed the Washington court’s decision and reversed the Colorado decision.

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So, here we see a looming strategy the Democrats had hoped to deploy following the November elections shot down by the Supremes before it can get underway. Somewhere, Brian Stelter is binge-eating a dozen jelly donuts because his stress level has shot through the roof.

Serendipity strikes. – As luck would have it, Senator Chuck Grassley posted this tweet as I was typing this piece up:

Understand that Chuck Grassley is not just some random senator. He is the long-time chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and will take that post from Lindsey Graham next January if the GOP holds onto its Senate majority. Grassley knows that is happening with the Durham investigation, and if you read the wording of that tweet carefully, he is conveying his belief that prosecutions are in the offing.

He is also warning Durham and Barr not to wait until after the election to engage in prosecutions under the absurd reasoning that doing so would influence the presidential race. The fact is that delaying prosecutions would in and of itself be an overtly political act that would influence the race.

That tweet from Grassley is a public signal of his approval for Barr and Durham to get their butts in gear. Coming as it does from the Senator who will most likely be in charge of the DOJ budget in a few months, that is a strong signal indeed.

If Barr/Durham follow Grassley’s signal, that would also be great news for America and awful news for the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies.

Let’s go.

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Obamagate’s Motivation: Protect the Iran Deal

The Iran Deal was the epicenter of Obamagate. – That’s the direction this all is continuing to go after former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Walid Phares revealed yesterday that the was the mysterious fifth target for persecution by the Mueller Special Counsel operation identified in Rod Rosenstein’s scope memo.

This story won’t get much attention from the fake news media, which is focused on its latest fear porn campaign related to the Wuhan Virus, but it is important because it serves to confirm what we have suspected about the motivations behind the still-ongoing persecution of General Mike Flynn.

From a report at John Solomon’s JustTheNews site:

“In my view, the push against the Trump campaign, and then the transition, and then the administration was on behalf of those who wanted to defend the Iran deal, to protect the interests of the Iran deal,” Phares told Just the News.

Phares, a counterterrorism expert who advised Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Republicans in Congress for years, has long been a critic of Iran for its support for terrorism as well as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tehran’s ally in the Sunni world.

The Obama administration struck the deal to pay billions to Iran and ease sanctions on the country in exchange for a freeze on its nuclear weapons program, and it recognized the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the Arab Spring uprising led to the overthrow of Cairo’s longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

Trump’s improbable win in 2016 threatened to upend those alliances, Phares said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast, and likely set in motion efforts to undermine the new president in fall 2016 and spring 2017.

“The Obama administration obviously was not happy,” Phares said. “Not just because Donald Trump won the election, but they knew that he was about to change things. The most important point that they were concerned about, and that was not a secret, was the fact that Donald Trump said during the campaign that he will be withdrawing, he will be canceling, he used different terminology, the Iran deal. And the Iran deal was a major strategic achievement of the Obama administration. Definitely, they were not happy with that.”

“And Donald Trump, also during his campaign, was talking about changing, shifting alliances in the region,” he added. “He didn’t want the partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood … So it was a massive change in foreign policy.”

[End]

Indeed, the Iran Deal was almost the only major strategic achievement of Obama’s entire 8 years in office. Unfortunately, it was an ‘achievement’ that would have set the Islamic Republic of Iran – the chief sponsor of terrorism on earth – as the dominant nuclear power in the Middle East.

General Flynn knew this, having served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Obama Administration. Flynn was forced out of that job as negotiations over the deal were ramping up during the summer of 2014, and thus understands the motivations of the Obama officials who pushed it. He also understands the motivations behind the Obama administration’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood.

That is no doubt why we see such a flurry of activity by high Obama officials taking place in the wake of the 2016 election unmask, wiretap and eventually frame Flynn for a process crime he did not commit. Flynn knew where all the Iran deal bodies were buried, and the people behind that deal could not afford to have him serving as the nation’s National Security Advisor.

Obama, Kerry, et al assumed that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election and cover all of their tracks. But that didn’t happen and they flew into an obvious panic. They’ve spent the last three and a half years keeping Flynn muzzled through a series of FBI and Special Counsel investigations and a kangaroo court process that now has a once-respected federal judge, Emmet Sullivan, sacrificing his entire career at the altar of Obama and the Mullahs in Iran.

Sullivan’s role in all of this means that there is little hope that he will dismiss the case against Flynn once the 3-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court remands it back to him, which is the most likely outcome. Sullivan has a hearing in the case scheduled for July 16, pending the outcome of the appeal by Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, for a writ of mandamus.

From a policy standpoint, 3-1/2 years of President Donald Trump have virtually erased Barack Obama from the history books. Only some remnants of Obamacare and the patently illegal DACA executive order really remain standing from those eight sorry years today.

But from the standpoint of the utter and complete corruption of pretty much every institution of the U.S. government, the Obama legacy remains very strong. Given the almost utter lack of any help he receives in trying to clean that sludge out of the system from congressional Republicans, it is doubtful that even a second Trump term in office will be able to clean out the impacted sludge.

That is all.

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The Evening Wrap: John Roberts Betrays America Again

Dick Cheney was trending on Twitter today, so I had to go figure out why. So often, a famous person’s name trends on that social media platform when they say something stupid or die, and either was certainly possible with the ex-Vice President, who has dealt with major heart issues for twenty-plus years.

As it turned out, Cheney was trending due to this presidential tweet:

The term “shotgun blasts” of course brings to mind Cheney’s infamous South Texas bird hunting hunting incident in which Cheney blasted attorney Harry Whittington in the face with his own shotgun. The incident inspired unending conspiracy theories, but all involved claimed it was an accident.

President Trump of course was referring to today’s latest judicial atrocity authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided in a completely incoherent decision with the liberal minority in ruling that Barack Obama’s executive order on DACA is apparently now unassailable law.  Ok, it didn’t go that far, but the court did rule that President Trump cannot immediately rescind Obama’s order because – get this – the administration did not provide adequate justification for doing so.

Thus does Roberts demonstrate his clearly compromised status one more time, joining the court’s liberal wing in usurping the roles of both the legislative and executive branches of government. Conveniently, Roberts’ decision does not advise the administration as to what it means by “inadequate,” meaning this political football could just go back and forth for years to come.

In his dissent, Clarence Thomas noted the grossly political nature of this decision in blunt terms:

“Today’s decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision,” Justice Thomas wrote. “The court could have made clear that the solution respondents seek must come from the legislative branch.”

“In doing so,” he wrote, “it has given the green light for future political battles to be fought in this court rather than where they rightfully belong — the political branches.”

“Without any purported delegation of authority from Congress and without undertaking a rulemaking, DHS unilaterally created a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),” he wrote, adding later that the program was implemented “without statutory authority and without following the [Administrative Procedures Act’s] required procedures.”

“Then-Attorney General Sessions correctly concluded that this ultra vires program should be rescinded. These cases could—and should—have ended with a determination that his legal conclusion was correct,” Thomas said. “Without grounding its position in either the APA or precedent, the majority declares that DHS was required to overlook DACA’s obvious legal deficiencies and provide additional policy reasons and justifications before restoring the rule of law.”

Thomas also said that even though the reason DHS gave for the rescinding the policy — that DACA was not done under the proper legal authority — was more than enough, it wasn’t even required to do that.

“Nothing in the APA suggests that DHS was required to spill any ink justifying the rescission of an invalid legislative rule, let alone that it was required to provide policy justifications beyond acknowledging that the program was simply unlawful from the beginning,” he said.

The justice said that DACA “fundamentally altered the immigration laws,” creating “a new category of aliens who, as a class, became exempt from statutory removal procedures and it gave those aliens temporary lawful presence.”

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So, one more in a growing line of atrocious decisions in which Roberts plays turncoat. With Gorsuch also increasingly looking to be a replay of Anthony Kennedy, the GOP record of getting supreme court appointments about 50% right remains in place.

Pray for Trump’s re-election, because he’ll need at least two more tries to save the country from these despots in black robes.

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Saturday News Roundup: Trump Fires WHO, Russia Hoax Dead, Roberts Goes Rogue Again

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II

Trump to WHO: You’re Fired! – President Donald Trump, outraged at the role the WHO played in helping China’s communist government conceal the real nature of the Wuhan Virus for several months, took final action with that corrupt globalist organization on Friday, completely removing the United States from its membership:

“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.

“The world needs answers from China on the virus. We must have transparency. Why is it that China shut off infected people from Wuhan to all other parts of China?” he added. “It didn’t go to Beijing, it went nowhere else, but they allowed them to freely travel throughout the world, including Europe and the United States.”

Naturally, RINO limp-wrists like Lamar Alexander were upset and disturbed by the move, because of course they were.

But then, WHO cares what they think? (See what I did there?)

The Russia Hoax breathes its last, dying gasp. – Thanks to the efforts of Ric Grenell and new Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, the Russia Hoax is now in hospice care, breathing its last, desperate breaths.

As promised, DNI Ratcliffe released the full transcripts and FBI summaries of the various calls General Mike Flynn conducted with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 transition period. His action came after Grenell had fully declassified the documents early this week. The calls show exactly what we should have expected: An incoming National Security Advisor holding calls with his Russian counterpart and having preliminary discussions on areas of mutual interest between our two countries.

The December 29, 2016 call that the Obama Coup Cabal and its corrupt media support group have claimed to be so concerning turns out to be a big nothing burger. During that call, when Kislyak raises the likelihood of Russia responding to Obama’s earlier expulsion of dozens of Russian “diplomats”, i.e., spies, Flynn advises him exactly as John F. Kennedy advised Nikita Kruschev during the Cuban Missile Crisis: to avoid ‘going nuclear’, and to respond in a “reciprocal” manner.

Naturally, the corrupt news media that has spent the last 4 solid years pushing the Russia hoax is today trying to convince you all that Flynn’s reply here is some sort of treasonous act. That is, of course, utterly absurd.

There is nothing wrong with that call, and we now know with 100% certainty that the Obama Administration – including Obama himself – went after Flynn for the simple fact that Flynn knows where all the bodies are buried with relation to Obama’s efforts to prop up Iran. Those corrupt bastards sold their souls and our national security to the Islamic state, and they could not countenance having Flynn as Trump’s National Security Advisor.

The most poignant part of reading the transcripts is that we see Flynn and Kislyak discussing the very real areas of mutual interest the U.S. and Russia had at the time related to destroying ISIS, stabilizing Syria and dealing with the Iranian threat. By mounting the Russia hoax, the Obama Coup Cabal and its media support team threw all of that potential good away, making it impossible for the Trump Administration to truly engage with Russia on those matters, and making our nation less secure in the name of protecting Obama, John Kerry and everyone else involved in the Iran deal.

This must not go unpunished. The Russia Hoax is dead, and it is now time for William Barr and John Durham to start extracting some justice.

Meet John Roberts, the new Anthony Kennedy. – Just when Americans all over the country are getting ready to go back to church, Chief Justice John Roberts decides to side with the communists.

In a 5-4 decision late Friday evening, Roberts sided with the four “liberal” – as the corrupt media likes to call them – justices in upholding the draconian, science-devoid restrictions on religious freedom being imposed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Here’s the key passage from the decision:

Although California’s guidelines place restrictions on
places of worship, those restrictions appear consistent with
the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Similar
or more severe restrictions apply to comparable secular
gatherings, including lectures, concerts, movie showings,
spectator sports, and theatrical performances, where large
groups of people gather in close proximity for extended periods of time. And the Order exempts or treats more leniently only dissimilar activities, such as operating grocery
stores, banks, and laundromats, in which people neither
congregate in large groups nor remain in close proximity for
extended periods.

[End]

Thus does the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court uphold dramatic restrictions on the absolute freedom of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment by equating your church, synagogue, temple or mosque to the local Kiwanis Club.

If you are not outraged by this, I really don’t know what to say to you.

That is all.

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A Tale of Two Court Decisions: One Legitimate, One Not

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

The increasingly unreliable Bret Baier led off his evening news report on Monday with a breathless report on a just-released decision issued by a Washington-based federal judge that would, if upheld on appeal, legitimize the Democrats’ fake impeachment process in the House of Representatives and force White House counsel Don McGhan to testify before Bug-eyes Schiff’s clown show committee.

Every corrupt “news” outlet in the fake media establishment followed Baier’s report with breathless reports of their own, all containing headlines or opening statements with some variation of “Judge says McGhan MUST TESTIFY.” The only trouble with those headlines is that is not at all the likely outcome of that case.

You have to read all the way down to the 8th paragraph of the report by Politico which I linked above to discover that the Department of Justice immediately announced it would appeal this ruling, a fact that should be the lead on these stories since the judge in this case – Ketanji Brown Jackson – is just another Obama appointee who has issued just another clearly unconstitutional decision.

Her decision will almost certainly be overturned by the appellate court, and if it isn’t, it will definitely be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court early next year. This is because the effort by Democrats to force the President’s immediate advisors to testify is a clear and unambiguous effort to pierce the veil of executive privilege, a blatant violation of the separation of powers between the two branches of government.

The chances of McGhan ever testifying before Schiff’s clown show lie somewhere between slim and none, and Slim just rode out of town.

But there was a second, truly legitimate decision issued minutes after Jackson’s Obama fraud decision, one that is favorable to President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words). As reported by Axios: [emphasis added]

The Supreme Court on Monday granted an emergency stay blocking Congress from enforcing a subpoena for President Trump’s financial records, which a lower court had upheld in October.

Why it matters: The court didn’t explain its reasoning, but the decision makes it likely that it will take up the case. For now, Trump’s longtime accounting firm Mazars USA will not be forced to turn over Trump’s tax returns to House Democrats investigating the president.

  • The justices are giving Trump’s lawyers until Dec. 5 to formally file its appeal of the lower court ruling.
  • Trump is also seeking to have the Supreme Court block a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating hush-money payments that the Trump Organization made to Stormy Daniels in 2016.

Between the lines: A Supreme Court ruling on the case would likely not come until mid-January, AP notes. If House Democrats are planning to vote to impeach Trump by the end of the year, as they have signaled, the tax return investigation will likely not play a role.

As Attorney General William Barr laid out in his glorious speech last week, these subpoenas are nothing but a clear case of unbridled harassment of an executive by Democrats in congress and his former home state of New York. They have no legitimate basis in the constitution or the law, and if the courts legimize the corrupt intent behind them, they will have legitimized open congressional warfare to be conducted against every future president of either party into perpetuity.

This case is a big deal for the country’s future. Pay attention to it.

That is all.

 

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Larry Schweikart: Don’t Worry About Mitch McConnell On Impeachment

Guest Piece by Larry Schweikart, America’s History Teacher

Yertle’s Quiet Effectiveness

Poor old Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is frequently accused of being part of the “Swamp.” Perhaps he is, but he has been superbly effective for the last four years, and almost nobody notices. Indeed, Yertle (as I affectionately call him) has been a one-man Senate wrecking crew against liberals.

Yet he is constantly under fire, most recently from Rush Limbaugh who cited Yertle’s comment that if the House impeaches President Trump, the Senate must have a trial. Well, duh.

That’s the Constitution fer ya!

But I don’t think it means at all what it seems, and I think Nancy Pelosi (who I refer to as “Botoxic”) is realizing that. But let’s review Yertle’s record first, shall we?

In 2015, at no one’s urging, Yertle took it upon himself to block Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a vote, claiming (with no particular historical precedent) that because Zero (my nickname for Obama) was in the last year of his presidency, that would not be fair. Keeping Garland off the Court and preventing a Democrat 5-4 majority would have been huge, to say the least.

But Yertle didn’t stop there.

*Lucy Koh, nominated to the Ninth Circuit, was reported out of the Judiciary Committee but Yertle didn’t give her a floor vote. Instead that went to a Trump appointee, Daniel Collins.

*The same story was true of Donald Schott, a Seventh Circuit nominee. The seat ultimately went to Trump pick Michael Brennan.

*In the Eighth Circuit, the nominee Jennifer Puhl likewise was not given a vote. That went to.  Trump pick Ralph Erickson.

*At the Supreme Court level, Yertle promised that both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed. They were. (By the way, yesterday Russell Bucklew was executed: his appeal, Bucklew v. Precythe involved the issue of capital punishment, and the Court ruled against Bucklew. That very well may not have happened without Kavanaugh.)

*He promised to pass the tax cut. He did.

*He promised to bring Obamacare up for a vote (note: Yertle did NOT promise to pass it, as I think he knew John McCain would do his infamous “thumbs down.”)

So as best I can tell, every time Yertle says he will do something, it gets done. Let’s return to Yertle’s comment about holding a trial if Botoxic passes impeachment: I don’t think this was Yertle laying down at all (or, I guess, retreating into his shell). I don’t even think this was him absentmindedly saying he’d follow the Constitution.

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This was a shot across Botoxic’s bow. This was Yertletalk for “Make my day.” This tells me Yertle knows he hsa 34 hard “acquits” in his caucus (and likely another 10 squish acquits—that is, RINOs who, when they see how the vote is going, will be on the winning side). Indeed, I think Yertle is right now just a couple of votes away from something that is rarely mentioned: a “dismissal.” The Senate must convene a trial, but in Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, two weeks in, Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd filed a motion to dismiss.

It only failed by seven votes—for a president who had clearly lied and obstructed justice. Therefore, I think Yertle probably could count on about 45-47 votes to dismiss right now. If the impeachment charges from the House are lame (as almost certainly they will be), Yertle can reach 50, and Mike Pence breaks the tie. By saying “We’d have to have a trial,” Yertle was promising Botoxic and the Democrats would lose in a most embarrassing way, that there would be no stalling, and that it would be over before Ilhan Omar could marry another male relative.

Yertle knows his caucus, and he knows that other than Mitt (“Minion”) Romney, no one will vote to convict Trump of anything. I can almost hear Yertle, in his best Pedro Serrano voice (from “Major League”), “You bring dat chit to me, mon. Bring dat chit to me!”

 

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Trump’s Judicial Appointees are Winning for the American People

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

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – In case you missed it, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed back above 27,000 on Wednesday, and is just a little more than 200 points off of its all-time highest close. Recession? What recession?

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – In advance of the resumption of U.S./China trade talks in early October, the Chinese government announced it would rescind existing tariffs on a raft of U.S. imports, including lubricants, anti-cancer drugs and some farm goods. In return, President Donald Trump announced a two-week delay in the implementation of new tariffs on about $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, scheduled to take effect on October 1. This move by China is largely seen as an indication that the government of Xi Jinping is anxious to reach a new trade agreement as China’s economy continues to suffer great damage from U.S. tariffs, while the U.S. economy just keeps steaming along.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part III. – In a historic milestone, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee, as six district court nominees won confirmation. Mr. Trump has now appointed 2 supreme court justices, 43 appellate court judges and 105 judges to the district courts. This laser focus on appointing and confirming judges by the President and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have positive ramifications on this society for decades to come.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part IV. – Nowhere are those positive impacts already being felt more directly now than in the previously out-of-control 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Long dominated by leftist nitwits who took pride in having their decisions constantly overturned by the Supreme Court, the six new judges who Trump and McConnell have succeeded in confirming to that 29-judge body have resulted in a sudden return of occasional constitutional jurisprudence to its decision-making.

That rebalancing of the 9th Circuit bore fruit on Monday when a panel of 3 of its judges rejected the overreach of yet another Obama-appointed district court judge, Jon Tigar.

When the Trump Administration announced in July it would resume enforcing the longstanding principle that no migrant from another country can apply for asylum in the U.S. if they had failed to do so in the first safe country they entered, leftist lawyers immediately filed suit in Tigar’s court to challenge the “new” policy, which was “new” only in the sense that it reversed the Obama Administration’s refusal to enforce that piece of the law.

Tigar naturally issued a nationwide injunction designed to prevent the Trump Administration from enforcing the new policy, a tactic that has worked time and time again to delay all efforts to gain some control over our southern border.  And always in the past, the 9th Circuit had been just a rubber stamp for such heinous judicial oversteps.

Not this time. This time, the three-judge panel ruled that Tigar’s order exceeded his court’s authority, and limited his injunction to apply only to Arizona and California, which lay in the purview of the 9th Circuit. That decision came down on Tuesday, and the left went berserk, with its Lawfare lawyers requesting an emergency ruling from the Supreme Court.

Thanks largely to President Trump’s two confirmed justices, the Supremes were having none of Tigar’s BS either, and on Wednesday they ruled, in a 7-2 decision, in favor of the 9th Circuit. Thus, the Trump Administration will now be able to enforce its new policy in New Mexico and Texas, where the vast majority of Central American caravans have been arriving since late last year. Pretty much all of these Central American migrants apply for asylum in the U.S. after refusing to do so in Mexico, and pretty much none of them qualify for that privilege.

[CORRECTION: The SC decision is even better than that. I had misread two different articles on this subject. The SC actually ruled that the Administration can enforce this policy IN FULL, without restrictions, and remanded the case back to Tigar’s court, where it will be be decided on the actual merits without any injunction being in effect.]

Thus we see the main reason for electing Donald Trump in 2016 bearing major fruit. Had Hillary Clinton won that election – as all the fake conservative Never Trump nitwits wanted her to do – there would be literally zero control over that border whatsoever, and no hope of achieving any ever again.

So, if you’ve been wondering why the Democrats and their fake media toadies have focused so much time and energy on demonizing Mitch McConnell in recent months, well, wonder no more. This is what happens to anyone who helps President Trump keep on WINNING for the American people, and Mitch has been WINNING, bigly.

That is all.

 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Latest Health Scare Has Obama World Very Worried

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

How you know the latest health scare for Ruth Bader Ginsburg is probably very serious. – Within minutes after initial media reports about the latest cancer treatments for 86 year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg went public, former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod issued the following messages on his Twitter feed:

Now, if you think this is Axelrod expressing his sincere concern about Justice Ginsburg’s health, think again. Note that said expression got only afterthought mention in his first tweet. I mean, “all good wishes to Justice Ginsburg of course. But this could be a prelude to an absolutely titanic political battle” is kind of like when, after you’d gotten a bad grade in 6th-grade math class, you mother used to say “I love you, but you’ve got to do better.” Your mother, like Axelrod, was mainly concerned about the part that came after the “but.”

No, this is a loyal, very senior operative in Obama World issuing a shot across the bow. It’s a clear warning to both President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that, should they attempt to fill a vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the street violence and character assassination efforts mounted against Brett Kavanaugh last year will seem like a walk in the park. Actually, it isn’t a mere threat: It’s a promise.

Those peremptory tweets from someone as senior as Axelrod are also a clear indication that he believes that Ginsburg’s condition is truly serious, despite yesterday’s media reports that her doctors had given her a “clean bill of health.”

But that is not what those doctors said, not at all. Here’s the actual release the Supreme Court sent out yesterday on the matter:

The key phrase is “no further treatment is needed at this time.” For someone who, like Ginsburg, has been bravely surviving repeated cancer scares for 20 years, that could mean a lot of different things.

It is quite likely that Axelrod knows what Ginsburg’s situation truly is. His rush to get out that opening shot across the bow tells us that he is very concerned indeed.

We should all pray for Justice Ginsburg’s health, and also pray for our country should her health fail.

That is all.

 

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The Week in Review: WINNING. Sooooo Much Winning.

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

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – Late Friday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the absurd lower court ruling by an Obama-appointed judge denying the President his clear constitutional authority to redirect unused funds from the military budget towards the building of the wall along our southern border. Let us never forget that the building of that wall was fully authorized by the U.S. Congress during both the Bush and Obama administrations, and those bi-partisan bills were signed into law by those two ex-presidents.

For now, $2.5 billion in funding is freed-up to begin construction on at least 100 miles of new border wall, although the ACLU, in its never-ending efforts to obstruct everything the Trump Administration does, vowed to move to accelerate a separate case it has pending before the ever-reliable 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thus, the shameful, un-American Lawfare effort set up by the Obama Administration in its waning days will continue in this case.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – It has been a week of extraordinary WINNING for President Donald Trump and his administration. Soooooo much winning that it’s seriously hard to know where to begin. Let’s look at a few of the more notable items, starting with the most obvious:

The Mueller Witch Hunt is now officially over and dead. – Try as the Democrats and fake news media might to pretend otherwise, Robert Mueller’s moribund, doddering appearance before two kangaroo court congressional committees this week ended any thought that his despicable investigation would provide some sort of roadmap to impeachment, as the DC Swamp had hoped it might. Oh, the Democrats will continue to pound on their lost arguments over “obstruction” and “collusion”, but those arguments have always been false and Mueller’s two-year effort failed to provide them any foundation in reality.

Because our news media is such a Dumpster Fire of Fake, it takes the public awhile to catch on, but a clear majority now are sick and tired of the entire charade and the needle continues to move in the direction of truth. So this ugly chapter in our nation’s history – brought to us by the Democrat Party and its media toadies – is effectively over.

New record highs in the stock markets. – Despite the best efforts of the swamp snakes at the Fed to hold the economy down, this week saw a renewed surge in corporate earnings across the breadth and depth of the U.S. economy. That surge led to the setting of yet more record highs in all of the major stock indexes, benefiting the various types of retirement funds held by tens of millions of ordinary Americans.

Economic growth beat expectations. – Although it came in at an Obama-like 2.1%, U.S. GDP growth for the second quarter beat “expert” expectations by a significant margin, and the economy appears to be resurging after a slow April and May.

Cop abuse videos from New York City go viral. – As Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio runs around the country pursuing a vanity campaign for president, a series of videos emerged this week showing gangs of thugs in his city pelting police officers with water balloons, buckets of water and other objects, humiliating them as they cower and retreat in compliance with the Mayor’s orders. This idiotic, disgusting policy will inevitably lead to more and more aggression until police officers begin to be seriously injured or even killed. It is a repugnant display of cowardice and horrific leadership brought to America purely by Democrats.

The Squad is now fully in control of the House Democrat Caucus. – As her final action before fleeing the nation’s capital for her 6-week “August recess” (I’m old enough to remember when August only contained a little over 4 weeks) Pelosi felt compelled to hold a special meeting with the leader of The Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That meeting produced this cringe-inducing image, as Pelosi’s pasted-on smile looks to be on the verge of melting off her plasticized face:

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Seriously, which one of these women appears to be actually happy, and which appears to be ready to claw the other one’s eyes out?  This is not a trick question. Having AOC and the other three raging anti-Semite Squad members fully in control of the House Democrat caucus is political nirvana for Donald Trump. These four spoiled, attention-seeking children’s antics will provide the President with a never-ending flow of fodder to toss back at the Democrats throughout his re-election campaign.

Bottom line: After the November, 2020 elections have come and gone, the President has been easily re-elected, and the GOP controls large majorities in both houses of congress, we will look back on this fourth week in July, 2019 as the week the tide fully turned.

The week was that good.

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Trump is a Master of the Twitter Art Form

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

Which “indigenous” people would those be, Senator? – Kirsten Gillibrand, who actually is running for president in 2020 even though pretty much no one but the fawning press appears to be aware of it, agreed with a leftist activist yesterday that a border wall is “absurd” because it “cuts off so many indigenous people.”

Which “indigenous” people would those be, I wonder? It certainly wouldn’t be the tens of thousands of mostly-male, military-age “asylum seekers” from Central and South America who now form the great preponderance of those illegally crossing our border with Mexico. Nor would it be most Mexican citizens, the vast majority of whom have zero ancestral claim of being a “native” of Texas, or any other southern state, although there are Mexican citizens who appear to have legitimate claims to ancestral lands in the U.S. today.

Could the Senator have been talking about the Karankawa people, a band of rather tall early Americans who inhabited the southern Texas gulf coast when the Spaniards first arrived in the 16th century? Probably not, given that these folks are widely believed to now be extinct.

To be fair, Gillibrand might possibly have been referring to the Tohono O’odham, who claim to have “resided in what is now southern and central Arizona and northern Mexico since time immemorial.” That claim may or may not be true, because there are no real records that would prove it, but it has been formally recognized by the U.S. government, which recognizes a “nation” that straddles 62 miles of the border with Mexico in Pima County, AZ. Maybe that’s who Gillibrand was talking about.

Or maybe, just maybe, she doesn’t have the slightest clue who she’s talking about, and she was simply reciting a talking point that had been written by someone else, a politically-correct platitude designed to show sympathy with some group of people to whom she hopes to appeal with her pandering. Yeah, that’s the odds-on favorite, since that’s what Democrat politicians do for a living.

*sigh*

I was going to write about other stuff, but this just happened while I was compiling this piece:

So much truth in that little 280 character message. And so much greatness.  Never stop tweeting, Mr. President.  Please never stop.

In all seriousness, I used to cringe at many of President Trump’s tweets. Some were unseemly, beneath the office of the presidency, I’d think, because my frame of reference has always been what would my political hero, Ronald Reagan, do, and he’d never do that. I mean, for God’s sake, at least have someone proofread the damn things so nothing’s misspelled, right? I’ve never taken a poll, but I’d imagine millions of fellow conservative thinkers in this country felt the same way for the same reason.

But at some point in early 2016 I realized that, as much as some of these little messages bugged me, they absolutely drive leftists and people in the fake news media nuts. Even better, they strike like Mike Tyson blows on the tiny brains of the whole #NeverTrump contingent, as all the Bill Kristols and David French go apoplectic over every omitted comma.

The reality is that Twitter remains the President’s most effective outlet for communicating over the heads of the fake news media. And even though they are by necessity brief, most of them convey humor and a variety of distinct thought processes.

The message above is hilarious, at least if you aren’t a fake journalist, mindless progressive or #NeverTrump nitwit. But think about the thoughts it conveys.

First, there are several shots at the fake news media, and its constant attacks on the President. The press has “never been more dishonest,” “no basis in fact,” “never even call…for verification.” Think about why these particular thoughts are at the top of Mr. Trump’s mind this morning. Might it be the fact that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose yesterday to call for the Court to reconsider the current construct of libel laws as they apply to public figures, specifically its 1964 ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan that made it virtually impossible for public figures to prove libel against a media outlet?

Yeah, it might be that.

Then there’s “Sadly, I kept many of them in business.” Which is unquestionably true. There are two reasons why, for example, both CNN and MSNBC have become little other than 24-hour Trump-bashing garbage receptacles: 1) because the fake journalists who work there have been given complete license to express their personal biases in every report they file, and 2) because Trump drives ratings. Before Trump came along, MSNBC was a pathetic also-ran in the nightly cable news ratings race. Now there are days when that channel actually challenges Fox News for the most viewers in certain times slots.

And finally, this magnificent tweet ends with the hilarious troll: “In six years, they all go BUST!” I could imagine heads exploding not only at the CNN and MSNBC headquarters, but in all the Democrat campaign offices as well. That seven-word sentence conveys not only the President’s knowledge that the fake media outlets rely on attacking him to drive ratings and readership, but also his confidence that the two-dozen or so Democrats who are lining up to run against him in 2020 are competing for the honor of being the next Democrat loooooooooooser.

Basically, when analyzing Trump’s tweets, we should act like we are on a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, which I love. That tweet – and so many of his others – is a work of art, if you just take a moment to analyze it and appreciate its beauty. Someone should transfer it to canvas, frame it, and hang it in a major gallery, alongside about 10,000 other of this President’s Twitter masterpieces.

Here’s to another 6 years of fun!

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Are We Ready For John Roberts To Decide The Wall Fight? Because That Might Happen.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Time to get that wall built.  – President Donald Trump will deliver a nationally-televised address on the border situation this evening at 8:00 p.m. Central Time, at which time it is rumored that the Evil Orange Man plans to declare a national emergency and order the border wall to be financed via the military budget. This would be an entirely reasonable move for the President to make in the face of an obstructionist congress, one he clearly has the constitutional authority to enter into, one that has all sorts of precedent in American history.

But of course, the national broadcast networks and 24 hour fake news channels – all of whom have agreed to carry the speech live after spending most of Monday afternoon contemplating censoring the President – will be filled with shrill leftist talking heads and hosts who will contend the move is illegal and completely without precedent. They are all professional liars, and liars gonna lie.

No doubt, were the President to declare such an emergency, the way it would all play out is highly predictable. Leftists would file suit in California or Hawaii, where some Obama-appointed “judge” would make up a reason to declare the state of emergency unconstitutional, and that judgment would be upheld by the nitwit majority on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The case would then inevitably go to the Supreme Court, where the four reliable constitutionalist justices would vote to reverse the 9th Circuit’s decision, and our nation would then be left at the mercy of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts would have the choice of doing the right thing under the law, or carrying the water for the Deep State, as he did in his Obamacare decision in 2010, and a couple of other key decisions in 2018.  Not a good situation.

But factually, there is no doubt there is ample reason to declare the border situation a national emergency. The levels of drug trafficking, child trafficking and other forms of human trafficking that take place every day across our southern border are scandalous and society-threatening. Hundreds of Americans die every day and hundreds more disappear every day because of the Democrat Party-enforced neglect of the situation. It is a human tragedy of unimaginable proportions and it is scandalous that the Democrats continue to treat the situation as just another political football to be rolled into their Evil Orange Man agenda.

Democrats demanded the networks give them time to respond to the President’s address tonight.  No word if their message will be delivered by representatives from the Sinaloa Cartel and the MS-13 gang, but it seems likely and would be totally appropriate.

In a seemingly unrelated event… – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unable to show up to hear oral arguments in the Supreme Court chamber on Monday, the first time she has missed a day on the bench in her 25 years on the Court. Ginsburg, 85, is in extremely frail health and recovering from last month’s surgery to remove two cancerous tumors from her lung.

But hey, because she’s a certified member of the Deep State, she’ll be able to just keep voting on the cases during her absence, which she will supposedly judge from reading transcripts of the oral arguments.  In other words, her clerks will be doing the judging, which they’ve no doubt been doing for quite some time now anyway, as Ginsburg continues her grim quest to outlive the Evil Orange Man’s first term in office.

Aw, heck. – Alleged serial sex-abuser Kevin Spacey had his first court hearing in the initial prosecution against him on Monday, and had another run-in with the law as he tried to return home.  Upon leaving Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC on his drive back to his Baltimore condo, Spacey was pulled over by local cops for …wait for it…A SPEEDING TICKET!  I swear I do not make this stuff up.

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw has got game. – You may remember Georgia Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson.  He’s the clown who, in a congressional hearing several years back, expressed his genuine concern that, due to its booming population, the island of Guam might actually capsize into the Pacific Ocean.  Think I made that up?  Think again.

Anyway, in a speech over the weekend, the nitwit Johnson had this to say about President Trump and his supporters:

“Much like Hitler took over the Nazi party, Trump has taken over the Republican Party. It’s now known as the Trump Republican Party…Donald Trump’s supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair,”

Freshman Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, after learning of Johnson’s remarks, decided not to take them quietly.  He tweeted out a video in which he took Johnson to task for his incivility.  Here are a couple of outtakes:

“OK Mr. Johnson, President Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Hitler.  He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war, he doesn’t have any concentration camps, and to accuse him of being Hitler is intellectually dishonest, and frankly a huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.”

But it gets better.  Crenshaw also took Johnson to task for his idiotic, dishonest portrayal of Trump supporters:

“You went on to insult, degrade, and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, to call them drug-addicted, uneducated, unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”

Crenshaw went on to challenge Johnson to “pick on someone your own size,” reminding him that “my office will be right down the hall from yours.”

Fantastic.

Watch the full video here:

 

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The Week in Revew: Democrats/Media Shift Focus Away From Robert Mueller

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This was the week that the media/Democrat narrative mysteriously shifted away from Robert Mueller. After a couple of weeks of renewed, post-election focus on Mueller and his fake “investigation”, the media/Democrat axis of propaganda suddenly shifted to climate change, and then back to the border issue, and the 5,000-plus “migrants” from Central America overwhelming the infrastructure and public patience in Tijuana, Mexico.

This is very odd, since the Climate Scam is where the American Left always goes whenever it has run out of anything else to say. “Climate Change” is always their issue of last resort because of its nature as an ever-evolving set of theories that conveniently allow the scammer to blame literally anything that happens in our daily lives on “Climate Change”.

All those people fighting over cheap TVs at your local Wal-Mart on Black Friday? Climate Change. Riots happening in Paris, France? That’s not caused by tax protesters, it’s caused by Climate Change. Record, bitter cold across the midwest and northeast? Climate Change – never been cold up there before. Your car wouldn’t start yesterday morning? Climate Change. Brian Stelter’s disappearing hairline? Climate Change.

It’s all Climate Change all the time, and that’s why the Axis of Propaganda invariably ends up focusing on it for at least one week every year because all of their other fake narratives have come up a crapper.  Thus, this week, a week when it became increasingly obvious that Robert Mueller has a huge bag of nothing where President Trump is concerned and is continuing to systematically wrap up his 19-month witch hunt, the media and their Democrat masters fell back on their old, reliable fright tactic.

The fake news media has also been forced to report on migrant invasion happening at our Southern border after a couple of weeks of attempting to ignore a story that is hugely damaging to Democrat interests. With even the media now admitting that more than 75% of these giant “caravans” consist of military-aged males, many of whom are known violent gang members, and with President Donald Trump tweeting and talking about it each and every day, the post-election effort to simply ignore it became impossible to maintain.

There are reports this morning that several hundred of the migrant army in Tijuana will attempt to storm the border crossing there later today, so CNN will gladly report on that, hoping to get films of violence that are that fake news network’s stock in trade. Of course, CNN will only air any such video if it can spin the shots negatively against U.S. Border Patrol and military personnel who will be there to turn back the invasion.

Which is what this is.  An invasion.

Let’s go to the rest of this Week in Review:

  • It was the week that all the focus on Climate Change and the migrant invasion took preening CNN peacock Jim Acosta right out of the news cycle, and that was a glorious result. America needs more of this.
  • It was the week that Oklahoma beat West Virginia by a score of 59-56 in a college football game in which neither team’s defense apparently ever took the field of play.
  • It was the week that yet another Obama-appointed federal judge ruled that President Trump, as opposed to all other presidents in U.S. history, lacks the authority clearly given to him in the text of the U.S. Constitution.
  • It was the week that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the man who twisted himself into legalistic knots in order to impose Obamacare on our populace, lied to the American public by claiming there is no difference between an “Obama judge” and the judges appointed by other presidents.  Shame, Justice Roberts, shame on you.
  • It was the week when the White House Correspondents Association ended the tradition of having a bad comedian speak at its annual Dinner, giving yet another win to Donald J. Trump.
  • It was the week that our fake news media invested tons of its air and print time once again trying to convince the American people to care about the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who used to go to dinner parties hosted by editors at the Washington Post. The effort failed. Again.
  • It was the week that President Trump correctly chose to refuse to destroy our country’s key strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who the Saudi government considered to be an enemy of the state.
  • It was the week that Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, having tried and failed to steal the state’s senate election for Democrat Bill Nelson and the governor’s election for Democrat Andrew Gillum, tendered her resignation in disgrace. Now, if there is still any justice left in Florida, she will be prosecuted.
  • It was the week that Democrats expressed their outrage at all the subsidies and tax breaks given by the states of New York and Virginia to secure the new Amazon regional headquarters sites, while in their next breath confirming their support for subsidies and tax breaks for solar and wind power and billionaire Elon Musk.  *sigh*
  • It was the week that British Prime Minister Theresa May took her “Brexit” deal to European Union headquarters, a deal that will essentially keep Britain under the EU’s despotic thumb. To no one’s surprise, the EU approved. Sellout is Theresa May’s middle name.
  • It was the week that French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, barely a week removed from denouncing Donald Trump and populism at a summit conference in Paris, saw riots break out on the streets of Paris and his personal approval rating fall to below 20%.
  • Meanwhile, in America, it was the week that President Trump saw his approval rating in the daily Rasmussen survey tick up to 51% and stay there.

There’s a message in there somewhere – wonder if the Boy Prince of Paris can see it through all the smoke rising along the Champs Elysee’?

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Week in Review: The Kavanaugh Battle is Won but the War Rages on

Today’s Campaign Update – Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, the deal is done.  Every senator voted the way they had previously signaled they would today, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh will now become Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and there’s not a damn thing the Democrats, the fake news media or their George Soros-funded professional activist proxy groups can do about it.

But make no mistake about it: these depraved, demented and disgraceful Democrats and their willing tools in the U.S. news media are not going to go softly into that good night where this Supreme Court fight is concerned.  They fully expected their strategy here to work, that Kavanaugh would willingly pull himself from consideration when faced with an array of accusers leveling all sorts of false attacks on his character, his family and his life.  Surely, they believed, he would concede rather than put his family through such a trial by fire, and President Trump would be relieved to have him do so.

Boy, did they miscalculate.  President Trump is not a quitter, and neither, we discovered, is Brett Kavanaugh.  Even more, we also found out that Senate Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell and even Susan Collins were no longer willing to just shrink away in the name of some fool’s notion of Senate “comity” and surrender like they had almost always done in the past.

But the Democrats will continue pounding on the Kavnaugh issue at least through Election Day, and will no doubt attempt to mount an impeachment fight should they end up gaining a majority in the House of Representatives.  Because for them, this is and always has been about nothing but preserving Roe v. Wade, the most baseless decision ever issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the law, and thus preserving abortion on demand.

Going into this fight, they really believed they could stop Kavanaugh, win a majority in the House and the Senate (which is not going to happen), and force President Trump nominate a compromise candidate for the seat, maybe even Merrick Garland.  They truly believed they could achieve this.  That’s how depraved their minds really are.

Now, they’ve lost on Kavanaugh, have basically no chance of winning a majority in the Senate, and see their advantage in House races rapidly slipping away. They also see that Ruth Bader Ginsberg can’t even hold her head up or get two cogent sentences out of her mouth anymore, meaning that if something radical is not done, the new 5-4 originalist advantage on the Court could soon become a 6-3 advantage, from which they could probably never recover.

So, being the soulless, demented ghouls that they are,  they will now attempt to make the mid-term elections a referendum on soon-to-be-Justice Kavanaugh and plan to mount an impeachment war on him should they win the House.  Thus, the battle is won, but the war goes on.

All that having been said, let’s get to the Campaign Update Week in Review, this time in the form of the week’s biggest losers and winners:

LOOOOOOOOOOOOSERS:

Chuck Schumer – The Senate Minority Leader said this in his speech on Saturday: “Let the confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh be recorded as a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia’s seat.” The fact is that Senate Republicans blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination by following a precedent Schumer himself had loudly advocated, and were able to confirm Kavanaugh with just 50 votes thanks to the effort led by Schumer and Harry Reid to eliminate the filibuster on judicial nominations.  Little Chucky was hoist on his on petard, and it could not have happened to a nicer guy.

The Creepy Porn Lawyer – Came up with not one, but two “clients” whose claims were so outrageously false that even the fakenewsers at CNN and MSNBC did their best to ignore them.

The Fake News Media – The “reporting” on the Kavanaugh process was so despicably one-sided that the newsfakers even lost Morning Joe and Mika.  That’s quite an accomplishment.

Democrat Senate candidates in “Red” states – Heidi Heitcamp went to bed a week ago ahead in her race against Republican Kevin Cramer, and woke up Wednesday morning trailing by 12 points.  Claire McCaskill now finds herself down by 8 in Missouri.  Other Dems running in red states saw similar shifts in their poll numbers as normal Americans became increasingly enraged by their party’s obvious smear job on Kavanaugh.

Dianne Feinstein – Revealed herself to the entire nation as a snake who cannot be trusted with power.  GOP Senate candidates should be using her in their campaign ads.

Lisa Murkowski – Looked small and petty in her speech opposing Kavanaugh on absurdly flimsy grounds.  Set herself up to be primaried by a real Republican when she’s up for re-election in 2022.

Jeff Flake – for obvious reasons that I have previously detailed and really don’t want to talk about anymore.

Cory Booker – Turned himself into a running joke with his Spartacus moment.

Leftist Protesters – this tweet came across my feed as I was typing up this Review:

That’s just all kinds of awesome.

 

WINNERS:

The American People – The vote to confirm Kavanaugh is a victory for the presumption of innocence, the rights of the accused, the rules of evidence and just plain common sense.

Christine Ford – Yes, she’s been exposed as a mendacious fraud, a practiced liar who conspired with an array of lawyers, current and ex-FBI agents and despicable reporters to smear a good man, but Ms. Ford will clear $1.5 to $2 million from her various GoFundMe accounts and will now be elevated as a hero of the American left, a la Anita Hill. She’ll make millions in speaking fees, be awarded pretty much whatever political job she wants, and will no doubt be deified in a Hollywood film staring Meryl Streep within a year.

Lindsey Graham – As I detailed in the Campaign Update last Friday, Graham’s dramatic speech during the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing literally changed the course of history, and will forever change for the better the way he is regarded by the GOP voter base.

Susan Collins – Her speech on Friday was pitch perfect, soundly based in process, tradition and law, and will be remembered in the history books as the moment that sealed this deal.  She is up for re-election in 2020 in a state that is evenly divided on this matter, so her determination to do the right thing and give that speech was a true profile in political courage.

Mitch McConnell – His stewardship of the Senate process this week was glorious.  Made several floor speeches that demonstrated he has learned a lot from Donald Trump on how to deal forcefully with the Democrats and their media slaves.

[EDIT]  Chuck Grassley – How could I forget the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee?  Geez.  As a reader points out, “Notwithstanding your dislike of him supporting ethanol, you forgot Chuck Grassley in the winners list. He played a masterful game to even get it to the full senate for debate.”  True story.

Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump – for obvious reasons.

Oh, yeah, and the American economy – The unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969, a fact our despicable news media studiously ignored.

The Los Angeles Dodgers – have played four games this week, and given up just 2 runs, ringing up three shutouts.  Clayton Kershaw pitched such a great game Friday night that he received a standing ovation from Sandy Koufax.  It don’t get no better than that, folks.

The Texas Longhorns – My boys in Burnt Orange blew a 45-24 lead to the Oklahoma Sooners in a span of 7 minutes in the 4th quarter, then came back and kicked a field goal with 9 seconds remaining to eke out a 48-45 victory in the nation’s most intense college football rivalry.

God Bless America.

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Big Winners in the Kavanaugh Fight: The American Voters

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Democrats Friday morning:  Believe the women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Normal people:  Ok, well, Susan Collins just spent an hour making a very compelling case for why Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed, so…

Democrats Friday afternoon:  NO, NOT HER!!!! YOU CAN’T BELIEVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*sigh*…

 

What happens when the GOP surrender caucus doesn’t surrender? – You end up getting a Supreme Court justice confirmed.

Jeff Flake didn’t have much to say all day as he did a good job of avoiding protesters, reporters and presumably elevators, but Senator Susan Collins of Maine had much to say, and what she had to say clinched the vote in favor of confirmation.  It was a magnificent speech that laid out all the reasons why Judge Kavanaugh is supremely qualified for this role, and why his opponents had utterly failed to make any legitimate case against him.

Many who lack historic perspective called Collins’ speech a “throwback” to a time when the Senate was, as its traditionalists like to pretend, “the greatest deliberative body on earth,” but that is a lot of nonsense.  The truth is that the U.S. Senate has alway been a vile and nasty place filled with vile and nasty people, though I will admit that the Democrats made sure it became far more vile and nasty than normal during the course of this confirmation process.

Sadly for the people of Alaska, Senator Lisa Murkowski made her own floor speech later in the day, looking small and petty in comparison to Collins as she ended up trying to justify her “no” vote on some ill-defined concern that Kavanaugh might rule against her state’s Native Americans.  This is also nonsense – Murkowski’s political calculation here is all about her support for abortion on demand, and everyone knows it.

But even Murkowski had one redeeming moment, stating that, in the final confirmation vote today, she had agreed to vote “present” as a gesture of collegiality with Montana’s Steve Daines, who will now be able to fly to his home state and walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

So, the Surrender Caucus didn’t surrender, and the Senate will end up doing the right thing at the end of a very sad and tawdry process for America.  But the damage by the Democrats and to the Democrats has been done, and millions of American voters have had their eyes opened to that party’s despicable true nature.  They will pay for their destructive and vicious tactics at the polls this November and in 2020.

Um…can we, like, change our minds now that we’re gonna lose? – Rumors were flying Friday evening that some of the Democrat Senators whose re-elections are in jeopardy were meeting to try to make a deal to change their “noes” on Friday’s cloture vote to “yes’s” on today’s confirmation vote.  Supposedly, this includes North Dakota’s Heidi Heitcamp, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, Montana’s Jon Tester and Florida’s Bill Nelson.

Should they do that, it would just demonstrate the typical Democrat utter contempt for the intelligence of voters.  Democrats rely on their belief that the people inclined to vote for them are complete morons, and all to often, they end up being right.  But in this instance, their party has already spent the last month demonizing this man as the second coming of Satan, pounding that message home across the nation’s TV screens seemingly 24 hours a day.

That’s a real hard thing to now just go back from.  You can’t just tell your support base that “Brett Kavanaugh is a violent drunk gang rapist!” on Friday and then wake up Saturday and say “Ok, well, but he’s fully qualified to sit on the Supreme Court!”.  Even the dimmest bulbs in the Democrat light fixture are going to have a hard time rewarding them for that sort of 180 degree turn.

Heitcamp and McCaskill are probably done in any event, so don’t expect a shift from them.  Donnelly, Tester and Nelson?  They’re probably craven and desperate enough to give it a try.  Regardless, their votes don’t matter at the end of the day, so whatevs, dudes.

Winners and losers… – I’ll do a listing of the week’s winners and losers in the Campaign Update Week In Review later day, or possibly tomorrow if the voting runs into the evening, but there is one yuuuuuuuuge winner in all of this that everyone needs to acknowledge: the American voter.  Because the American voter rose up in 2016 and decided to change the course of American history.

As voters went to the polls on November 8, 2016, our country was rapidly slouching towards becoming just another dying, European-style quasi-socialist, quas-democracy.  Every institution of the federal government, from the FBI to the DOJ, the state department to the EPA, the IRS to the National Security Council and on and on, had been utterly corrupted by eight years of Barack Obama.  Even the nation’s courts have been corrupted, as all the absurd rulings we’ve seen out of Obama-appointed judges over the last two years have demonstrated clearly.  The elevation of Hillary Clinton to the presidency would have ensured the completion of that trajectory, and the corruption would have only accelerated and ultimately become irreversible.

But just as the GOP Surrender Caucus rose up and refused to surrender on Friday, millions of voters all the “experts” told us would surely either stay home or vote for Clinton rose up, went to the polls, and cast a vote for real, radical change.  And boy, has Donald Trump given us that over the last two years.

Through just 20 months in office, President Donald Trump (I never tired of typing those three glorious words) has done away with about 90% of the wholly un-American Obama legacy, reasserted American influence and power across the globe, reduced ISIS to rubble and Islamic terrorism to more a nuisance than a security threat.

And later today, barring some last-minute seismic event, he will have achieved what Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and both George Bushes could not:  a 5-4 constitutional originalist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Perhaps even more importantly, President Trump has provided an example that appears to be finally sinking in among his GOP colleagues:  That when you are viciously attacked by the depraved Democrats, the proper response is not to give them the “olive branch”, i.e., surrender they seek, but to fight back with everything you’ve got.

Make no mistake about it:  Donald Trump is the only GOP President in modern times who would have stuck with Judge Kavanaugh through this terrible, despicable assault on his character.  Even Reagan pulled the plug on Bob Bork when he was under similar duress.  The Bushes?  Please.

You, the American voters, gave us this indispensable man.  You, the American voters, created the victory that should take place this afternoon.

So pat yourselves on the back, voters, because you deserve it.  You made this.

That is all.

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Lindsey Graham Just Changed the Course of History

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

He said, she said, Lindsey said.  Game over. – I’ve said this several times over the last year, ever since John McCain took ill and was forced to pretty much remove himself from the scene in the nation’s capital, but it bears repeating here:  It is absolutely amazing just how great Lindsey Graham has become now that he is free from the pernicious influence of John McCain.

It is not an overstatement to say that Lindsey Graham changed the course of history yesterday.  Not an overstatement at all.  Up to the point of his decimation of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and his laying bare of their despicable scheme against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for all the world to see, it is very likely that Judge Kavanaugh did not have a single Democrat vote in his favor for confirmation, and he probably would have lost several Republicans as well.

Yes, Judge Kavanaugh had acquitted himself extremely well.  His passionate, emotional opening statement was perfect, a revelation of a man outraged at the coordinated assault the Democrats and their proxies like the Creepy Porn Lawyer had mounted on his character, his life and his family.  The obvious contempt for those senators that oozed from his pores as he answered their idiotic questions about his high school yearbook was wholly justified and reflected the righteous indignation and anger being felt on his behalf by tens of millions of ordinary Americans out here in Flyover Country at the despicable spectacle the Democrats had organized against him.

But to that point, the day was probably a draw.  Dr. Christine Ford had also done well enough in the morning to probably give cover for every Democrat senator – even those up for re-election in so-called “Red” states – to vote against this nomination, and had likely created enough doubt about Kavanaugh and his character to frighten wobbly-kneed Republicans like Susan Collins, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski away.  Ms. Ford was obviously lying about many things, but her job in all of this was only to create confusion and doubt, and she had successfully done that.

Everything changed when Senator Graham, upon returning from a 15-minute break in the proceedings, insisted on taking the questioning away from Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell and exercise his own senatorial privilege.  Graham only asked a couple of questions of Judge Kavanaugh during his 5 minutes, spending the remainder of his time unleashing holy hell on his depraved Democrat “colleagues” and changing the tone of the entire afternoon.

Had a similar outburst come from any of the other GOP senators on the Committee, it would not have had much effect.  But coming as it did from Lindsey Graham, who sadly had largely wasted the past dozen years following the execrable RINO McCain around like a little puppy dog on a leash, pretending that the Democrats were just well-intentioned “colleagues” and that such a thing as “collegiality” still existed in the U.S. Senate, and helping McCain and the Ds push open-borders and other globalist policies, it was a visible shock to the Democrat system and to their propaganda wing in the fake news media.

From that point forward, the Democrat senators were obviously cowed and never laid a glove on Judge Kavanaugh.  Their focus on asking the Judge about the meaning of passages in his high school yearbook and endless calls for a man who has already been through no fewer than 6 FBI background checks to call for yet another one made them look like the silly, disengenuous jackasses they truly are.

Left at long last to his own devices, freed from the destructive influence of McCain, Lindsey Graham grew into his full potential as a leader, as a senator and as a man on Thursday.  He abandoned the ranks of the RINO placeholders in the U.S. Senate and, just in the nick of time, achieved greatness.

As a result, Judge Kavanaugh will receive a “do confirm” recommendation out of the Judiciary Committee today, probably along party line votes.  After the senate spends the following few days going through all its goofy Kabuki theater floor speeches and cloture nonsense, Kavanaugh will be confirmed on Tuesday to become the next associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.  At the end of the day, he will probably receive right at the same number of total votes as did Neil Gorsuch, with several squeamish Red state Ds joining all 51 Rs to confirm.

But much more than that was at stake here.  As I wrote last week and again earlier this week, our constitutional guarantees of the right to face our accusers and the presumption of innocence for the accused were under assault and on the line in this nomination, thanks to the the Democrat conspiracy to destroy this man’s life on the front pages of our nation’s fake newspapers.

I have been extremely critical of Senator Graham over the years, mainly due to his slavish devotion to John McCain, and I believe he deserved every bit of the criticism he received over those years.  But today, he is my hero because, when the moment came when he and only he could summon the personal gumption to stand up and change the course of history for our country, he rose to the occasion and grew into his potential as a true statesman.

God bless him for doing that, God bless Judge Kavanaugh and his family and God bless America.

That is all.

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Women are Angry About the Assaults on Kavanaugh, and Getting Angrier

Today’s Campaign Update – Mid-day Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[I received an email from a long-time friend this morning containing the text below.  If you don’t think many, many women are angered by the Democrats’ shameless, depraved assault on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, you might want to think again after reading this.]

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I stopped in to a local Chinese restaurant yesterday evening to grab an early dinner. I had been running some late afternoon errands after a busy day of work calls, and my husband was out of town. I was looking forward to a quiet, easy dinner alone with my iPhone, catching up on the news of the day.

A guy close to my age (mid-50s) came in with an older gentleman. I couldn’t tell if it was his father, an elderly uncle, or perhaps a neighbor, but it was clear that this man was kindly taking this older man out for dinner and some conversation, which I thought seemed like a lovely thing to do. The restaurant was busy but not too crowded, and people at the tables around me were having quiet conversations, none of which were loud or disruptive. It seemed like everyone was, like I was, just interested in a quiet and relaxing Tuesday evening dinner.

Until this man says to his older friend, loudly, “Well! It’s certainly going to be an interesting week of news with all of this Kavanaugh stuff!” Now, I’m not sure if he was speaking so loudly because the older man had a hearing problem, or whether he could barely contain his smug glee, but loud it was, impossible to ignore.

The older man said he didn’t know what the guy was talking about. “Wow, I guess you haven’t been paying attention to your old favorite, Fox News. There is a lot going on and I think the Democrats really have the Republicans on the ropes with this guy. What a terrible pick!”

The older man leaned in and wanted to know more.

“Well, it seems like this guy Kavanaugh was a real party animal in high school and college. Lots of excessive drinking. All of his classmates are coming forward and saying that he was a real wild man. Last week, a girl he knew in high school came forward. Apparently Kavanaugh jumped on top of her at a party, grabbed her boob, and put his hand over her mouth and said he was going to kill her if she didn’t let him have sex with her! Can you believe it???”

My blood pressure started to rise. I felt like I was going through a decision tree in my head, if I do this, then this. Or if I do this other thing, then this will happen. Or maybe I should just let it go. That’s where I had landed, until the guy, chortling gleefully, continued.

“THEN another woman, this time from college, has come forward and says that he was the leader of a rape gang! And his college roommate is saying that it’s all true! Can you believe it? So the other night Kavanaugh goes on TV with his wife, and tells Fox that none of this stuff could have ever happened, because he was a virgin in high school and well into his college years. Can you imagine? What a ridiculous story!” He was almost at a guffaw now. “This is going to absolutely KILL the Republicans once and for all. They are probably going to railroad him in there, but I don’t think the Republicans will ever get another woman to vote for them again.”

The older man seemed horrified. He said, “really, there is more than one person saying this? One in high school and then another in college?” “Yep!” his friend replied, with the same excited gleeful tone that I get when I talk about, say, really good homemade flour tortillas or salted caramel chocolate sauce. “Well, then, if there’s more than one it must be true,” the older man said, shaking his head rather woefully.

I was wrapping up my dinner and they were just getting started. I wanted to say something, but fresh from watching the footage of the raging mob attack Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant the night before, I thought better of it. Instead, I took my receipt and wrote the following note on the back:

“I have been assaulted once and subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace for most of my career.I persevered. And, to this day, I remember every detail of each instance and I would need ZERO time to prepare of gather courage to tell my story. You will be SHOCKED if you think that “all women” will vote as a monolith. We are furious. As a victim. As a woman. As a wife, a mother, and a sister. I DETEST what is being done to this man. You should, too. I think I recognize you. That’s all it takes, right?”

I then turned it over and said “I thought about shrieking this at you and making a scene, like they did to Cruz last night. But we are better than that. We just vote.”

I took it to my server, a young woman in her twenties. I asked if she would take it to this man after I walked out of the restaurant. She read it over, smiling and nodding (which surprised me.) She looked up after reading it and gave me a high five, and said “Yes, I sure will. Have a good evening. And thank you.”

Where we get our news matters. This man was so clearly in a bubble of one-sided accounts and like-minded people. It never dawned on him that anyone who might overhear the conversation would be offended, much less that they wouldn’t see things exactly the same way he did or know the same “facts” he did. There was not one iota of “what if these allegations aren’t true?”

And then I came home and looked up when early voting starts, just to make sure. I shared a photo of my note with several female friends, on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. The feedback was uniformly positive. This whole debacle has been demeaning to women, particularly to women who have lived through the evolution of women’s’ opportunities and roles in the workplace. It feels like we have taken all the real progress made over the past 40 years all the way back to the stone age.

But, more important than that, we are women who love the men in our lives. We can see how ominous this kind of mob rule in the public square, where an allegation is enough to sink a ship, actually is. I pray that the Republicans stand strong and vote to confirm this man.

And then, we need rise up and demand that the consequences for anyone making false sexual assault accusations, or any person or entity who is complicit in the perpetuation of them, are so brutal that we never allow this sort of thing to happen to any innocent American man ever again.

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That is all.

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Time to Call the Vote or Just Surrender, Mitch

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So much hypocrisy, so little time. – It would be impossible to detail all the rank hypocrisy coming from the political left related to the Kavanaugh nomination right now, but this tweet from Moveon.org just cannot go unmentioned:

For all you Millennials out there who are too young to remember, Moveon.org’s name LITERALLY refers to the one and only reason for its creation in the late 1990s, which was to use Saul Alinsky tactics to convince the public to “just move on” from Bill Clinton’s serial sexual abuses. LITERALLY.

Ok, one more breathtakingly disgusting tweet from a leftist organization that cannot go unmentioned:

That’s right, friends, the demented creeps at Amnesty International want you all to believe that Brett Kavanaugh is actually, in his spare time, a budding Saddam Hussein.  Holy crap.

 

The Creepy Porn Lawyer is frustrated. – Speaking of demented creeps, Michael Avenatti was on Twitter on Monday complaining that his emails to the lead counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike Davis were not getting returned in a timely manner.  Someone really should let this guy know that the congressional email system automatically shoves any incoming emails whose IP address is Creepy.Porn.Lawyer.1 over to the spam folder.

But the Creepy Porn Lawyer is coming, and apparently a whole string of exactly who you’d expect are coming with him (no puns intended). – Avenatti’s latest story keeps changing, which is not surprising coming from this greasy carnival barker.  He started it off with the following tweet on Sunday:

But last night, in an interview on – guess where? – CNN, which is always willing to accommodate any anti-Trump hack who wants his face on national TV, the Creepy Porn Lawyer claimed to have “multiple” women willing to claim that Mr. Kavanaugh engaged in all sorts of sexual shenanigans while in college.  He further pledged to start bringing them forward – no doubt also on CNN – within the next 48 hours.  So, just in time to pre-empt the hearing scheduled for Thursday at which both Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Ford are supposedly going to testify.

Gosh, what a coincidence, right?

So, we now have the Democrats’ game fully laid out for all to see, and it goes like this:

  • Find some initial accuser willing to smear Kavanaugh and also willing to pretend to be willing to testify under oath;
  • Derail the scheduled process by insisting that the first accuser cannot possibly be ready to testify by Monday, Sept. 24, and demand a later hearing;
  • Once you get that later hearing scheduled, then issue a constantly-changing set of demands that you know Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will not meet, because your client has no intention of ever testifying under oath and potential felony charges for perjury;
  • As the new hearing date approaches, get another accuser who also has no earthly intention of testifying under oath out in front of the public to create confusion and place further pressure on Kavanaugh and cowardly senate RINOs Republicans like Jeff Flake and Susan Collins;
  • As the second accuser’s story is being systematically shown to be an outright fraud that is even too fake for the freaking New York Times to run, bring out the Creepy Porn Lawyer to up the pressure with even more absurd and salacious claims against the nominee;
  • All the while, have your depraved and evil Democrat senators like Dianne Feinstein and that brain-dead nitwit from Hawaii all over TV insisting that the Thursday hearing be cancelled because you know your “witness” has no intention of showing up for it.

This is classic Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals 101.  You have to give the Democrats credit – this bit of evil destruction of a good man’s reputation and life has been extremely well-coordinated.  The obvious effort is to create such a high degree of confusion that the average member of the public cannot possibly figure out what the truth is and ultimately gets to the point where they all say “enough!  stop this madness!” and the nomination gets pulled by its sponsors.

As we sit here this morning, there is no real way to know with certainty if the Democrats and their fake news media wall of propaganda will achieve their end goals, but the GOP’s foolish efforts to pretend their accusers are acting in good faith (they aren’t) and negotiating with their extremely expensive lawyers moves the ball forward for the bad guys with each passing day.

Majority Leader McConnell can make all the tough floor speeches he wants (he made a pretty good one on Monday), but until he calls an end to this circus and forces a vote on the nomination, he is playing directly into the Democrats’ twisted, gnarled hands.

In the end, McConnell, Grassley and the Senate Republicans are either going to have to take a stand and force a vote, or ask Kavanaugh and President Trump to pull the nomination.  Had they done what they should have done and gone forward with the scheduled committee vote yesterday, they could be holding the final vote tomorrow.

The Senate Rs appear to be living under an illusion that if they just keep negotiating and compromising, their Democrat “colleagues” will ultimately start behaving reasonably and the pressure will relent.  This is insanity and frankly stupid.  In fact, the Democrats will only continue increasing the pressure and bringing more and more accusers out of the woodwork to make increasingly outrageous claims.

When it becomes obvious to even the most clueless GOP senate members late on Wednesday that Ms. Ford is not going to show up for Thursday’s hearing, McConnell and Grassley need to simply schedule a vote.  If that doesn’t happen, then this nomination is dead, and our constitutionally-guaranteed rights to the presumption of innocence and to face one’s accusers are dead along with it.

It really is that simple.

That is all.

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