Back in late September, I talked about the bombshell Senate report that spared no detail about the business dealings of the Bidens and the overall corruption of the Obama/Biden administration with regard to Ukraine and Burisma Holdings.
Well, a recent New York Post article drops another bombshell in the form of recovered emails between Hunter Biden and a top Burisma executive named Vadym Pozharskyi.
The details of this one are pretty juicy and Twitter thought them so damaging that they outright have been banning people that simply TALK about it, which only serves to bring more attention to a story which otherwise might not have led very many people to care about it (particularly as some people will vote for Biden no matter what).
According to the NY Post: “Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.”
This goes against something that Joe Biden had been claiming for a long time now, that he has “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.” We all knew for a long time now that that was an utter lie, but this only goes to further prove it, particularly as according to Politico, “Biden’s campaign would not rule out the possibility that the former VP had some kind of informal interaction with Pozharskyi, which wouldn’t appear on Biden’s official schedule.”
For context, the Biden campaign had responded to the NY Post’s piece, obviously lambasting it, but only claiming that the former VP never officially met with the Burisma executive, meaning that the two had met in secret in an informal setting. This, suffice to say, does not look good for Biden at all, and I think this can somewhat be considered an October Surprise, but aimed at the Democrats as opposed to the Republicans.
At any rate, returning to the uncovered emails (which were not hacked, as some on the Left might claim. They were in a computer taken to a repair shop which was never claimed and the shop owner tried contacting the owner multiple times before looking through the contents of the hard drive, as the computer could now be claimed as his own, and found these emails. He then made a copy of the hard drive and set it to various places such as the FBI and Rudy Giuliani’s lawyers), we find some truly juicy stuff.
An April 17, 2015 email from the Burisma executive reads: “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure. As we spoke yesterday evening, would be great to meet today for a quick coffee. What do you think? I could come to you [sic] office somewhere around noon or so, before or on my way to airport. Best, V.”
Like I said, that email points to Joe Biden having met with an executive from Burisma, which Joe had been lying to people about for years.
Less than a year after that particular email, Joe Biden coerced the Ukrainian president and Prime Minister into firing the country’s top prosecutor who had been investigating Burisma Holdings’ executives, which naturally included Hunter Biden. This is something else that Joe is now lying about, despite the fact that there is video proof that he has outright BRAGGED about what he did, saying to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018: “I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’”
“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”
Another email from Pozharskyi, which is a lengthy one so I will share the most important details, reads as follows: “Dear Hunter and Devon,… As previously pointed out on a number of occasions, the representatives of new authorities in power tend to quite aggressively approach N. Z. unofficially with the aim to obtain cash from him… After unsuccessful attempts to receive funds from our side, they proceeded with concrete actions… We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message/signal etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions…”
A few things need to be made clear about this. First of all, this was an email sent to Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer (whom I’ve talked about at length in that other article) on May 12th, 2014… the same day that Hunter Biden, at least officially, joined the Burisma board.
I see Burisma didn’t take too much time to use their newly acquired influence.
Secondly, this was a bit of a murky period in Ukraine. The Revolution was still ongoing and President Viktor Yanukovych had fairly recently been removed from office in February. The country wouldn’t have elections until May 25th, in which Poroshenko succeeded the former president. So it’s a bit of a strange period and I do not know exactly who was in charge of the country in between the time Yanukovych was removed and Poroshenko was installed (which was in June). However, someone obviously was in charge and their short-lived administration clearly wanted some money from this “N. Z.” fellow, who is most likely Burisma’s owner Mykola Zlochevsky, as he is an oligarch with plenty of money and his name “Mykola” is a Ukrainian version of “Nicholas.”
It is a bit strange that Pozharskyi would refer to Zlochevsky as “N. Z.” instead of “M. Z.” since they are both Ukrainians, but given the context of those initials in Pozharskyi’s email, I can’t think of whom else he could possibly be referring to, as he talks about “the gaz [sic] production business of N. Z. …”
At any rate, the New York Post also noted that this email was sent on the same day that Burisma announced (and has since redacted) Hunter Biden’s addition to the board of directors, though they also say that “Hunter Biden actually joined the board in April 2014, according to multiple reports.”
So that is another possible lie from the Bidens in general, as Hunter was reportedly a part of the board of directors of the gas company a good bit before his official announcement. I wonder what else happened in between the time that he actually joined the board and the time that the announcement was made official.
There is more to this story in the New York Post, though I do not think many other details are all that relevant for me to share here, other than an email written by Pozharskyi and forwarded to Hunter by Archer about a proposed tax law which would have been detrimental to Burisma, but I did not get too much out of that exchange.
Like I said in my previous article regarding the dealings of Hunter Biden and his father, I want you to imagine the outrage from the Left if any person on the Right, such as Don Jr. or Eric Trump, or anyone from the Pence family, had been caught doing the things that Hunter was doing.
Hunter has taken millions of dollars from Burisma simply in exchange for his family name and the position of his father, has taken millions of dollars from other foreign sources such as the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, and has a detailed record of corruption. If a right-winger had done even one of the things Hunter has done, that would be all we’d be talking about for weeks, and all the way to the election.
But because it’s a story which damages the Democrat nominee, it has to be pushed back against and censored on social media, which like I said, only serves to draw more attention to the story. Some people might not care about the actual story involving Hunter Biden and the implications of Joe’s lying butt, but they will care about social media censorship and will want to look into exactly why it is that big tech giants are trying to suppress this story so badly.
Despite the fact that I imagine a decent number of Biden voters have already voted for the guy, I hope some people who were considering voting for Biden but have yet to do so change their minds about it after this. Stories which display the Bidens’ corruption would be shut down every single time if Biden were to win. Even now, we see that happening in large part because big tech bribes Republican congresspeople so that they can get away with this crap.
Here’s hoping this story will help a good amount of people recognize how utterly awful Joe Biden is and how important it is to keep him as far away from the Oval Office as possible.
2 Peter 2:15
“Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing…”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In 1980, then-candidate Ronald Reagan asked the American people during one of his debates against Jimmy Carter: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Ever since, polls have begun to ask this question, particularly when an incumbent president was up for re-election. And the numbers we see today are nothing but good news for President Trump.
According to Gallup, 56% of registered voters say that they are better off today than they were four years ago, while 32% said they were worse off.
This is simply astounding for a couple of reasons.
First, consider the climate we are in. This year has taken a toll on a lot of people, with some early worries of a potential global conflict with Iran after the killing of Soleimani (which led to nothing because Iran is all bark and no bite when Trump is in charge) to fires raging in Australia and, most recently, in the west coast (though that’s not an exclusive event for 2020), to dealing with a global pandemic willingly started by the CCP and dealing with the economic ramifications of idiots deciding to shut down the economy for a virus that is only marginally deadlier than the flu for most people.
2020, to put it simply, can go to hell. This is a sentiment many people around the world can agree with, I believe. So to see this many people saying that they are better off TODAY (technically between September 14-28, when the poll was taken) than they were four years ago after eight years of Obama is simply astounding and hilarious to me.
Obama’s tenure as president is seen as a worse event in people’s lives than what has happened this year.
Which actually sort of brings me to the second reason this is so astounding: that 56% is considerably HIGHER than in previous elections.
In 2012, Gallup surveyed this question too (though in December, for some reason), and found that 45% said that they were better off back then than four years prior. In 2004, 47% said the same thing. In 1992 (not sure why Gallup doesn’t include 1996. Guess they just didn’t ask the question that election cycle), only 38% said they were better off, and finally, in 1984, 44% said they were better off than four years earlier.
With the exception of 1992, which was surprisingly low, each of the incumbent presidents in those elections ended up getting re-elected. And, again, look at how massive of a gap there is between 2020’s response and 2012’s. An 11-point difference in Trump’s favor is nothing to scoff at and something that is simply not indicative that the president is headed towards defeat.
Poll after poll claims that Trump is eight to 14 points behind Biden, depending on who you ask. Demographic splits and shy voters can often influence the results of these polls, but such matters are of little importance to the pollsters because the results show things they want to see: Trump losing and badly.
It doesn’t matter that they tried this same song and dance in 2016 and ended up with egg on their faces because of it; they want to see Biden winning, even if they have to delude themselves into believing their reporting is reality.
Well, despite what polls say, this number should absolutely terrify the Democrats. When things are going well (or, at least, people believe things are going well), voters won’t try to rock the boat. Why get rid of the guy that is making so many people believe they are better off today than four years ago? Why mess with what is working so well?
This is particularly the case considering just how many people are saying the same thing. Again, there is an 11-point difference between Trump and Obama in Trump’s favor. Obama was a horrible president – one of the worst – and still, enough people believed he was doing a fine enough job that he should get four more years in the Oval Office. 11% more people than even that believe we are in a better position today than at any point during Obama’s tenure. And yet, we’re supposed to believe Biden is running away with it?
We’re supposed to believe that it’s already over for Trump and there is nothing he could possibly do to turn things around? That Biden is a shoo-in to win the election? I’m sorry, I just don’t believe it.
What’s interesting as well is that another question Gallup asked is whether Trump or Biden has more presidential qualities and whether the surveyor agrees more with Trump or Biden on the issues that are most important to them.
It was fairly close for both candidates in both questions. 44% of people believe Trump has presidential qualities while 49% said the same of Biden. But when it comes to the issues, Trump has a slight advantage with 49% saying they agree with him on the issues compared to 46% who agreed with Biden.
That indicates a base and ideological advantage to Trump, which is one of the biggest reasons Trump always plays to his base. This, as I have stated in the past, is a base election. It’s communists versus sane people, with sane people being largely in Trump’s camp, even if they don’t necessarily like him on a personal level. And as it stands, there are far more sane people than there are communists.
Trump’s base, as a result, gets bigger and bigger. Why wouldn’t he play to his base at every opportunity, then?
At any rate, one cannot tell me that this is not good news for Trump. They can cite whatever heavily biased source they want, but this is a pretty good indicator as to who is more likely to win the election. If people think things are going well enough (particularly this many people) then they won’t get rid of the guy that made this situation in the first place. Even despite what this year has brought, many are of the belief that we are better off today, under Trump’s administration, than we were following eight years of the Obama regime. What does that say about Biden’s chances at winning (particularly considering he was Obama’s VP)?
Of course, as I believe I must remind people, this is not to say that Trump supporters can simply coast this election. We have to go out and vote, yes with the belief that Trump will win but with the mindset that he is as far behind as the polls say he is. We have to come out in droves to get Trump re-elected, or else, we’ll get a Biden presidency and, in all certainty, the installation of a socialist regime which undoes the electoral process as we know it in order to get Leftists into every place of power imaginable.
Trump is winning but we have to ensure that he ultimately gets that victory.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Much as Leftists might try and delude themselves into believing Kamala Harris is in any way a competent or even likable person, there is no question as to who won the vice presidential debate: VP Mike Pence.
And you know that this is the case because of the various excuses the fake news media is throwing as well as the various distractions they are trying to make, such as attempting to make a huge story about how a fly was on Pence’s head or how one of Pence’s eyes was a little red or how Karen Pence went up to her husband to congratulate him without wearing a mask (because why would she? He is her husband). They have to distract people from thinking that Kamala was utterly destroyed because that is exactly what we saw, so these excuses have to come out in droves.
However, predictably so, the biggest excuse to come out of this debate is that Pence is at fault for debating a woman and that he is a sexist for “mansplaining” things to her, which is code for simply pushing back against the b.s. she was trying to spew. In the mind of the Left, Pence had to take everything Harris threw at him without any sort of pushback whatsoever in order to stave off being called a sexist. Of course, had he done that, they still would’ve called him that for the briefest of moments, but they would’ve focused more on how “Kamala Harris wiped the floor with VP Pence.”
Again, an indication that that is exactly what DIDN’T happen is that that’s not the topic of conversation. Had she won, all the fake news media would be talking about would be about how she won, not about how Pence was “condescending” or “mansplaining” or “sexist”, which is utterly ludicrous considering Mike Pence is one of the politest politicians around.
They levy the same accusations at Pence that they did at Trump in 2016, when Trump was debating Hillary. Back then, they also accused him of “sexism” and utter crap like that (because Hillary also lost her debates) and now, they are just repeating the same thing but about Pence.
Ironically, while you can reasonably claim that Trump is abrasive and that can come off as rude (this is where I should remind people that in the first debate, Joe Biden was the first one to interrupt Trump), you absolutely cannot make the same claim of Mike Pence, who never shows an aggressive side or anything of the sort.
So to say that Pence was “out of line” or was “rude” or whatever else is utterly divorced from reality, not that that’s any surprise considering the people making these claims also claim that a baby in the womb is not a human, that binary gender is not biological fact, and that our air conditioning systems are warming up the planet or cooling it down whenever one argument is more favorable (which is usually in the corresponding seasons).
It actually reminds me of something interesting. I have been recently re-watching The Apprentice, beginning with the first season, and one aspect of the people (specifically some of the women) in the show that I noted is that they are very rude, classless individuals. This was the season where that moron Omarosa appeared, and throughout it, she displayed an utter lack of class (though others did as well). It actually got me to wonder how it was that Trump ever thought of hiring her in his administration in the first place, but I digress.
The reason I bring this up is because one thought that ran around as I was watching the show is that you can completely destroy someone else while also having and displaying class. The fictional character on the show “Dynasty”, Alexis Carrington, is such an example, someone who was often outright called a “superbitch” but who never failed to show class when tearing apart those she considered to be opponents.
That’s not to say that Mike Pence is Alexis Carrington, or that he is a “superbitch”, but that is to say that he destroyed his debate opponent without sacrificing his class or dignity. Keep in mind, I’m also not saying that Trump sacrifices dignity or anything, but his more abrasive style does make one think he has less class than someone like Pence (though if one watches The Apprentice, one can see that he does, indeed, have plenty of class).
Kamala getting decimated should not really be a surprise to anyone. I remember vividly how some idiots on the Left believed Kamala would “destroy” Pence in their debate, which confused me considering the fact that she got so obliterated by Tulsi Gabbard, someone the vast majority of people on the Left really don’t like because they think she was a Republican spy or something, and shortly after suspended her campaign, being the first Democrat to do so.
She is a woman utterly rejected by the Democrat base and someone who was decimated totally by the only Democrat I relatively tolerated in that entire primary, and yet, she was going to destroy Pence? Her, a woman whose sole qualifications for being a running mate, to the acknowledgement of Jim Crow Joe, are being brown and having a vagina? Give me a break.
She went into that debate completely unprepared, ready to spout out talking point after talking point and hoax after hoax, hoping that it would be a 2-on-1 like the first presidential debate was, and when Pence masterfully destroyed her arguments, she began to condescendingly smirk and dismiss Pence, to the point where even an independent pollster (who believes Biden is winning the election) recognized that Harris came off extremely poorly here.
People were reminded, in that 90-minute debate, just why it was that Kamala was the first person to end her primary campaign: she’s a horrible debater and people don’t like her. The first point is the most relevant one out of the two, but it’s worth reminding people how unlikable she is. She is basically the Jamaican version of Hillary Clinton, if Clinton had considerably less power and her family directly benefited from slave ownership.
And because of that, fake news pundit after fake news pundit came out lambasting Pence for debating a woman, as though it’s his fault that Joe Biden chose Harris for no other reason apart from her skin color and gender (something which normal people would consider racist and sexist but liberals consider “woke”). “Mike Pence is a sexist!” screams the ignorant, petulant Leftist child who is so entitled that he believes a man effectively debating a woman is some sort of cardinal sin.
Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire points this out perfectly well: “[A]s we have learned time and again, feminists actually want special treatment even while clamoring for equal treatment.” These rabid Leftists shout “sexism” at Pence treating his debate opponent as a debate opponent and not as a delicate little flower whom should be protected from the evils of the world.
These “feminists” are whining about the very thing that they claim to support: equality. Pence treated Harris as an equal, not underestimating her because she’s a woman or because she has a different skin tone to him. That, in the mind of the hypocritical liberal, cannot be allowed to stand. Leftist women must be treated like queens while conservative women, though they also are women, can be treated like utter garbage. This much is clear in their coverage of women like Kayleigh McEnany, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, etc., etc.
They don’t support equality whatsoever. They support Leftist supremacy under the guise of equality. If a black man supports Trump, he is a race traitor. If a woman supports Trump, she is a traitor to her gender. If a Latino supports Trump, he is betraying his Latinx (have I mentioned how much I hate that word?) brothers and sisters. This is their mentality because they believe blacks, Latinos, women and minorities in general all belong to them. They never abandoned the slaveowner’s mentality.
And when they see an old, white man effectively decimating their young, brown queen, despite her own clear faults and lack of preparedness for the debate, they screech about the “patriarchy” and how this is an example of it running rampant in politics.
It’s, yet again, nothing but a massive temper tantrum. Pence destroyed Harris and let me tell you something: if Kamala were Trump’s conservative VP and Pence were Biden’s communist running-mate, aka if the roles were completely reversed, the news media would be attacking Kamala for some of the same reasons I just described: she’s a race and sex traitor.
Their exclamations that Kamala was unfairly attacked by Pence because she is a brown woman are full of crap because we all know what would’ve happened had the roles been reversed.
Pence decimated Harris. This much is clear given the Left’s neurotic and nonsensical response.
“With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Despite the Left’s best efforts to blame Trump for even the very existence of this virus (and don’t tell me they never did this after Pelosi tried and failed to call this the “Trump virus”), many people across the world view China extremely unfavorably and in many cases, such views are at historic highs.
A new Pew Research Survey interviewed over 14,000 people from 14 different countries to ask them a series of questions, among which was their current views and attitude towards the communist country. The results were not at all surprising if one were looking at it rationally, as China has been demonstrably awful despite the Left’s best efforts to absolve them of any blame.
All of the countries surveyed currently have an unfavorable opinion of China and nine out of those 14 countries have historically high negative views on China, unsurprisingly, largely as a result of this past year.
The countries that have the lowest unfavorable view of China are Italy and Spain, where 62% and 63% view China unfavorably respectively. Which is a tad strange, considering just how badly the virus affected Italy. You would think many of them would express utter outrage towards China, but I suppose the survey found enough people with ties to China (as in people working for a Chinese company) for the survey to not show massive unfavourability towards China. I don’t know, that’s just my guess.
But like I said, those are the lowest unfavorable numbers for China, both of which were on the rise as of late anyway.
More than 70% of people in France, the U.S., South Korea, Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. view China unfavorably, and in Japan, Sweden and Australia, unfavourability is north of 80%.
According to the graphs given by Pew, many countries’ views on China worsened at some point after 2011, which makes sense, considering Xi Jinping has been the ruler of China since 2013. In Australia, for example, more than 50% viewed China favorably around the time that Xi took office and it went plummeting after that, with only 15% currently holding a favorable view. This is not really surprising, considering both the virus and the fact that there have been trade frictions between the two nations, particularly as Australia is practically trying to save Hong Kongers from China’s authoritarian rule.
When it comes to Japan, it’s not a particular mystery, considering that China and Japan are right next to each other and China has been zealous about expanding China’s territory and area of authority around the South China Sea (and yes, I know that Japan is closer to the East China Sea, but do you think China wouldn’t want to go elsewhere once Taiwan is also under their control?). Japan and China have been rivals for a very long time, so it’s no wonder whatsoever why 86% view China unfavorably and only 9% view it favorably.
Finally, in the 80-percent-and-over club of people who hate China’s guts there is Sweden which is a bit strange to me as well. Sweden has done the best out of any country in dealing with the virus, making sure there are precautions in place without stripping people of their basic civil and economic liberties, so to see them be just one point below Japan in terms of hating China is fairly surprising.
Looking at the graph provided by Pew, unfavourability began to skyrocket at some point between 2011 and 2020, most likely once Xi took office. I have no idea exactly why that is, as I don’t know what kind of relationship these two countries have with one another, but it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly an amicable one.
At any rate, moving on, the survey also asked people how they think various entities, including their own countries, did in handling the virus.
73% of people said they believe their own country handled the virus well, which is not particularly surprising. 63% say that the WHO handled the virus well, and THAT is fairly surprising, considering that they were covering for China and lying on their behalf for a while, refusing to recognize the virus as a pandemic for months and refusing to acknowledge that there was human-to-human transmission of the virus under orders of Xi.
But I guess such news didn’t reach that many people’s ears.
At any rate, 60% say the EU did a good job in handling the virus, which is a bit of a mixed bag. I’d say Sweden, which is in the EU, did a good job, but Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. have done awful jobs in handling the virus. So saying that the EU in general did well here is fairly misleading, in my opinion, since different countries in the globalist group employed different policies and did better than others.
When it comes to China, that is the first entity in the list which receives negative marks, with 61% saying that they did a bad job in handling the virus, which should really be considerably higher, but I’ll take it.
China is the sole reason for this virus having affected the world as it did. Had they been honest and transparent from the beginning, it would’ve given other countries more time to prepare. China refused to tell the truth about anything and refused to let in CDC officials from the U.S. to check things out. They used their ties to the WHO to lie to the world and still continue to lie to this day, having largely stopped counting COVID cases since March because they stopped testing people.
And unsurprisingly, even Pew is going along with the lie that all was fine and dandy in the epicenter of the disease: Wuhan.
“After initial cases of the coronavirus started appearing in China’s Hubei Province in late 2019, many around the world questioned the expediency of China’s response to the outbreak, and others critiqued some of the measures Beijing used to contain the virus within its borders. But in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the outbreak, the strict lockdown has ended and the new case count plummeted to at or near zero by May,” reported Pew.
Don’t act as though this is some great success story for China, Pew. Of course their case count is going to “plummet” when THEY LARGELY STOP TESTING PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEEM COMPETENT AND IN CONTROL! It was an act of deceit and many in the media have willingly gone along with it in order to weaponize the virus against their political opponents and painting China’s strict lockdowns as “the way” to beat the virus.
Truth is that no one outside of Wuhan knows the current situation in that place. Well, no one who isn’t a high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party, at least. Things might be better there than they were before, but the real death count is unknown and will likely never be known because of the CCP’s insistence on hiding the truth.
China set the world on fire and the world doesn’t like it as a result. Those unfavorable ratings are perfectly justified and, in my opinion, don’t even go far enough.
Now, I will briefly mention that Pew also showed that 84% of surveyors also said that the U.S. did a bad job in handling the virus, which is definitely much higher than China’s number, but there are some factors that need to be considered.
First, the fake news media was basically acting as though this was the end of the world. Even Chris Hayes recently tweeted something along the lines of “if we survive this” as though this wasn’t a virus with a 99.7% survival rate. They are acting in bad faith to hurt Trump and blame him for this, pretending like if you get the virus you are almost certainly going to die unless you vote for Biden. It’s b.s. and we all know it.
Second, SOME places in the U.S. handled it badly while some not as much. New York, California and Michigan have, I think, done the worst job in handling this virus, with Texas and Ohio somewhat being up there because of the idiotic governors buying everything the media was selling. Other states like Florida and those which have eased up on the lockdowns have, in my opinion, done a bit better (locking things down in the first place was idiotic, so they get bad marks for that, including my own state of Alabama where we STILL have unconstitutional “safer-at-home” orders).
While the Left tries to blame Trump for the handling of the virus, the truth is that Trump did his best with what he had (considering the Obama administration depleted the federal supply of N95 masks and did other things to screw us during a pandemic). He sent plenty of help to New York, for which Cuomo was thankful at the time. He gave them the ventilators they needed and sent them a medical ship which Cuomo didn’t even end up using, opting to send sick people to nursing and retirement homes in all his infinite idiocy.
But when it comes to policy in each state, the governors are at the helm and the ones who did the worst job are the Democrat ones.
This is something many will forget going into the election, particularly as the fake news media keeps trying to pin 200,000+ deaths on Trump alone instead of the incompetence (at best) of various governors and the deceit of the Chinese.
Aside from that, however, this is a good survey to see, in my opinion. A LOT of people have increasingly negative views of China, which is exactly what I want to see following the amount of bullcrap the CCP has been trying to pull as of late. They deserve all the scorn in the world, even beyond just the virus. They are attempting to destroy freedom everywhere they can, having taken over Hong Kong and setting their sights on Taiwan next. They are attempting to commit ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims and silencing Christians by sending them to what can only be described as concentration camps, making China a 21st century Nazi Germany.
China should be viewed as the enemy of the world and many countries, slow as it may be, are beginning to do this. I hope and pray that this will lead to as many nations as possible to cut financial ties with China and seek to either work with one another, work with the U.S. or at the very least, if they still need to find some inhumanely cheap labor, work with India and some Latin American countries.
China must be financially suffocated like the Soviet Union if there is any hope of beating them.
“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I have pointed this out many times in the past, but it is particularly worth repeating here: A common tactic by Leftist polls is to oversample Democrats, undersample Republicans, or do both, in an effort to fool the public into believing that a Democrat candidate is ahead by a massive margin.
They did this all throughout 2016, have been doing this throughout 2020 and most recently, an NBC/WSJ poll had Biden leading Trump by 14 points, and shown widening his lead against the president. That poll showed that they sampled 35% of Democrats and 38% of Independents, compared to just 27% of Republicans. When you have 8% more Democrats than Republicans, of course you will see numbers like this.
And it’s all by design. The purpose is to make it look like Trump is blowing it so badly and he has no shot whatsoever at getting re-elected, so you Trump supporters might as well just stay at home on election day because you would just be wasting your time voting for someone who is only going to end up losing. As I have pointed out before, that is a bit of a double-edged sword because if enough Democrats also believe the polls, they will think that Biden is destined to win and there is no point in them going out to vote when it is guaranteed that Biden would win. Not to mention that maybe some Trump supporters might foolishly believe this (none of you folks who are reading this, as you are far too smart to fall for this b.s.) but far more will be fired up about voting for Trump and will encourage those close to them to vote for Trump because “it will be a hard-fought battle but a winnable one too”.
Some people look at themselves being behind and it fires them up to try harder.
But at any rate, we all know that the vast majority of these Left-wing polls are rigged in favor of the Democrats and always either oversample Democrats or undersample Republicans (not to mention that there might be some shy voters out there who intend to vote for Trump but fear retaliation for expressing such a desire). However, a recent Sunday Express/Democracy Institute poll shows Trump AHEAD of Biden nationally and in battleground states, giving Trump the electoral college advantage.
The Express reported that the poll “shows that Mr. Trump is still on course for victory with 46 percent of the popular support compared to his Democrat rival Joe Biden’s 45 percent… The poll was completed after the news broke out that President Trump and his wife Melania have been infected with Covid-19.”
“But 68 percent said the illness would not affect their vote while 19 percent said they were ‘more likely’ to support Trump and only 13 percent ‘less likely’. Almost two thirds said they felt sympathy and concern for the President while 38 percent said him getting the disease was ‘karma’ in an indication of the current divisive nature of US politics.”
I’ll say. A Morning Consult/Politico poll showed 40% of Democrats were “happy” to hear that Trump caught the Chinese coronavirus. These people are hateful, sick, deprived individuals who are the very things that they claim to stand against: hateful bigots. Thankfully, it seems that most people are common, decent people who are either sympathetic with the president or are in some way concerned for the president upon hearing the news, so that’s good.
At any rate, the Express continues: “Crucially, Mr. Trump’s lead in key swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin remains at 4 percent by 47 percent 43 percent [sic.].”
“This gives a projected Electoral College split of 320 to Trump and 218 to Biden,” the report continued.
An important aspect of this poll, which The Express pointed out, is that the survey was conducted on likely voters as opposed to other polls which usually survey registered voters. Likely voters are a better indication because someone could be registered to vote and might have an opinion to share, but that does not necessarily mean they are going to go out and vote accordingly.
The poll also shows Trump at a 50% approval to 48% disapproval, and most impressively, shows Trump with 18% of the black vote and 40% of Hispanics. In terms of enthusiasm, which is another big indicator, 83% of Trump voters are enthused about going out to vote for him while only 49% of Biden voters are enthused about voting for the Democrat, as well as the fact that 59% of Biden voters only intend to vote for Biden in order to vote against Trump while 86% of Trump voters will vote for the president in support of him as opposed to voting against Biden.
This is among the biggest reasons as to why Biden can’t draw flies to his rallies. If he could have massive rallies like Trump, he would have them. He may excuse his extremely small rallies as simply him trying to “limit the size of the crowds in order to not spread COVID,” but we all know that Biden doesn’t care about people’s health and if he could draw massive crowds of people like Trump can, he would not be shy about showcasing them, particularly knowing that the media won’t lambast him for doing the exact same thing that Trump does.
One last thing I will quickly point out about the poll before I get to the political split in the sample is that the poll asked the following question: “Which phrase better fits your own thinking about race in America: Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter?”
26% said Black Lives Matter and 74% said All Lives Matter, which brings a smile to my face. Those two are not mutually exclusive, as black lives are naturally included in “all” lives, but one of my issues with the phrase “black lives matter” is that, while undoubtedly true, it excludes other people’s lives. Many might not intend to do that, but some do, particularly when the people that scream “black lives matter” also scream “all cops are bastards” and “kill cops.”
This particular question doesn’t have too much to do with Trump or the election (though it does in terms of which side is willing to say which phrase and which one better fits one’s belief system), but I thought I should point this out. They are loud but not in the majority, not even close.
At any rate, the political split in the sample goes as follows: 37% Democrat, 35% Republican and 28% Independent.
While they still sampled more Democrats than Republicans, it isn’t by such a massive margin as to be blatantly obvious that they want the Democrat to have better numbers. But even with this slight advantage to the Democrats, Trump still leads (not by a lot, but this is a far different story than what the rest of the fake news media is trying to tell) and is still on track to get re-elected.
Provided whatever cheating the Democrats attempt to do doesn’t work out how they intend it to, I expect Trump to serve another four years… and then another four… and then another four.
I joke of course, but I do believe he will win this election. However, as I always say, that does not give people license to not go out to vote for the guy. Don’t think that just because one poll is actually fair and shows Trump winning that that means we can just relax and take it easy. The poll itself pointed out early on that Trump slipped two percentage points since the last poll they did in September, so all Trump supporters need to do what we can to get the guy re-elected, not only for his sake but all of America’s sake.
With Trump, we will easily see America being made great again as we recover from the pandemic (we already are seeing some of that). I don’t think I need to remind you all how catastrophic it would be for this country if the Trojan horse of a candidate that is Joe Biden manages to win.
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Whenever a president is running for re-election, something that often happens is that they stumble out of the gate in the first debate. It happened to Obama and it happened to Reagan. There were concerns that Trump, particularly given the fact that he has to contend with fighting a virus, rioters and the deep state, would be rather unprepared. But Trump is not one to make himself look the fool.
The media might say he looked like a fool or whatever else, but Trump is a showman so he knows the stage very well. However, there are some takeaways that I would like to discuss.
First of all, Trump should have done more to push back on Biden and Wallace’s lies. Chris Wallace, the “moderator”, was clearly biased (and I’ll return to this point shortly) and helped Biden as often as he could. He even brought up critical race theory as being “racial sensitivity training” which is a load of crap, and brought up the “fine people” hoax as though it wasn’t a hoax and Trump did call white supremacists and neo-Nazis “fine people.”
While there were points where Trump did push back, he surprisingly didn’t push back on the hoaxes brought up by his two opponents. Those are hoaxes that many people who watched do not think are hoaxes or do not know they are. Someone who had heard the “fine people” hoax and believes is real was not told by Trump that it was a lie.
There were many memorable and good moments for Trump, particularly in getting Biden to practically denounce the Leftist base by opposing the Green New Deal, but I feel he missed some opportunities to tell people who otherwise would not take the time to listen to him that the “fine people” hoax is, indeed, a hoax. Even if they hadn’t come to believe what Trump was saying, not acknowledging that they are hoaxes basically gave the signal to people that Trump doesn’t think they are hoaxes either. Now, I know that isn’t the case, as he has often called them hoaxes, but not pushing back on it during the debate made those hoaxes seem like they were true and that Trump couldn’t contest them.
Also, Trump needs to make a better case for his own accomplishments. He’s good at attacking and going on offense, which is a plus, but he also has a record now that he has to defend and a LOT of accomplishments that he didn’t bring up. On the issue of race, Trump should’ve brought up that after a century and a half, he’s the ONLY president to label the KKK as a terrorist organization. He did this last week, as well. Not to mention that he released his Platinum Plan to help black people who have been deeply hurt by the effects of idiot governors shutting down their states and ruining their economies.
Arguably, he also should’ve brought up that Joe Biden went into the Senate supporting segregation and his running mate’s family owned slaves.
And while he can’t bring up everything (both because there are a lot of accomplishments under his belt and because the moderator decides what topics to discuss), he can do a better job at at least tangentially bringing up things that help his case. For example, things like defeating ISIS (while also bringing up that they rose to power under the Obama/Biden administration), killing top terrorist leaders who have terrorized Americans and negotiating peace deals in the Middle East after everyone said it couldn’t be done.
So there are things that Trump can learn from this debate.
Secondly, I believe Trump came off pretty well. Some will say that he was being a “bully” by interrupting both Biden and Wallace (both of them also repeatedly tried to interrupt Trump, with Biden trying to interrupt Trump first, but he wouldn’t let them, not that that part of the story is going to be told by the fake news media), but Trump is at his best when he’s in command of the situation. Trump should not give any courtesy to Biden or any Democrat; they don’t deserve such nice things.
Interrupt, be abrasive, but not coming off as a madman losing his cool. That’s what Trump is good at and that’s what he did. Some may not like it, but that’s because many are not used to seeing an alpha male taking control, so when they see Trump doing the things that he does, they consider his mannerisms “offensive” and “unpresidential”. And by the way, one can point to many times in the past when a candidate, Republican, Democrat or otherwise, was clearly not “presidential”. Biden, in this debate, often insulted Trump, calling him a “clown” and a “racist” among other things. Trump never called Biden anything, so how is Trump unpresidential?
Al Gore repeatedly audibly sighed and rolled his eyes whenever Bush was talking, and at one point during the third debate, Gore went up to Bush while the Republican was talking, as if trying to physically intimidate him. On the flip side, Bush, in 2004, looked visibly irritated while John Kerry was speaking. In 1992, George H. W. Bush checked his watch to see how much more time there was until the debate was over as an audience member asked the candidates about the national debt and how it was affecting people’s lives.
Going back decades and centuries, in 1806, John Adams called Alexander Hamilton a “bastard brat of a Scotch peddler” because Hamilton was born out of wedlock. In 1855, Kenneth Rayner called President Franklin Pierce “the pimp of the White House,” and if you are wondering if the word “pimp” meant back then what it does now, let me tell you that yes it does; Rayner alleged Pierce facilitated sexual intercourse with prostitutes. And perhaps most hilariously, Thomas Jefferson called President John Adams a “hermaphrodite.”
These things make Trump’s statements look extremely civil and respectful in comparison, so don’t tell me Trump is “unpresidential” after the third president called the second one a “hermaphrodite.”
Trump looks weak when he doesn’t fight as hard as he does, so he needs to avoid being tame. Mr. President, Joe Biden might be senile but you need to take him behind the woodshed at every opportunity. After all, CSPAN, CNN, Telemundo and WTN showed that their viewers far preferred Trump over Biden. 60% of WTN’s viewers said they believe Trump won the debate as opposed to 40%. 66% of Telemundo’s viewers (who are almost entirely Hispanic) believe Trump won the debate as opposed to 34%. CSPAN, 53% Trump and 29% Biden (though it was a Twitter poll, so take that one with a grain of salt). CNN, three votes for Trump and only one for Biden.
People like a strong leader and strength appears wherever it needs to appear, particularly during a confrontation. So Trump should not take the advice from others that he needs to “tone it down”. That is a strategy which simply does not compute with Trump’s character and a strategy which would lead him to failure, especially now. He needs to capitalize on opportunities to destroy his opponent(s) and not let off the gas pedal. Go to the jugular.
Thirdly, and unsurprisingly, Biden lied all throughout. While Trump got him to basically denounce the GND, a mistake on the Democrat’s part, Biden is easily proven to be a liar on this. His campaign website says that he supports the GND and his literal running mate was a co-sponsor of the GND. He also claimed that he didn’t call our troops “stupid bastards” when 1) it’s on video and 2) HIS OWN CAMPAIGN confirmed that he did it.
Other than lie, he also tried to attack Trump, calling him a “clown” and a “racist”, things that hold no actual meaning. Mark Levin got it right when he said that Biden tried to pull the same crap he pulled against Paul Ryan in 2012 against Trump. Biden was a bully towards Ryan (and no one believed that was unpresidential or unvicepresidential behavior) in that debate, debating personality rather than policy. But it worked against Ryan, so he figured he should do the same to Trump. But Trump is no Paul Ryan (by a light year) and would have none of that. As a result, people remember Trump’s performance more than Biden’s, which sort of helps and hurts the both of them, but arguably helps Trump more than Biden.
Biden also dodged the first question regarding packing the Supreme Court and Wallace did nothing to try and get him to answer the question. This shows that he has no qualms about court-packing but he knows that his position is unpopular so he dodged the question entirely.
Speaking of the faux-moderator, lastly, also completely unsurprisingly, Chris Wallace showed how utterly biased against Trump he was, to the point where he was basically joking around with Biden and being pals with him at one point during the debate. This is without even mentioning that Wallace interrupted Trump far more often than he did Biden, as well as the fact that every time Trump had Biden against the ropes, like when discussing Hunter getting paid $3.5 million by the wife of a former Moscow mayor, Wallace would run interference for Biden by moving on to the next topic.
Wallace was clearly on Team Biden especially as the debate wore on. He has lost a lot of credibility with a lot of people (not me because I never believed he was anything other than a Democrat shill since 2016) and while I’m certain Paul Ryan and Donna Brazille are perfectly content with his performance in the debate, the crap that he pulled ought to get him fired. He was not an unbiased moderator at all and very early on showed that he would contend against Trump on everything.
Again, this is not surprising. Fox News is not a conservative news organization and the ONLY reason, at this point, to watch anything from that crap network is Tucker Carlson and maybe Sean Hannity when he isn’t palling around with Lindsay Graham and pretending the senator will do anything about the obviously illegal investigation against the Trump campaign.
Without those two, but particularly Carlson, Fox News’ ratings would utterly plummet. That they will almost certainly keep Wallace after that disgraceful and obviously biased performance is a testament to how unethical and incredible (as in without credibility) that network is.
I doubt this debate will move the needle for either candidate, especially as there are still two other debates scheduled (for now, at least, considering that the fake news media is “pondering” if Biden should cancel the other two debates because they KNOW he did poorly in this first one, else they would be calling for more debates), but I believe Trump will do better in those debates. He has things to learn from this one, particularly in capitalizing on destroying Biden at every turn, so I suspect he will get a bit better in the next debates.
I hope and pray that Trump destroys Biden (and whomever is the moderator if they try to run interference for Jim Crow Joe) both in the debates that are to come and in the general election. Biden deserves nothing good.
“Whoever says to the wicked, ‘You are in the right,’ will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
The Democrats will try to cheat this election. This is something everyone knows and has known for years. They tried to cheat in 2016 and failed, they cheated in 2018 with decent success (they flipped Orange County blue long after the polls closed because of “missing ballots” that all conveniently favored the Democrats), and will try to cheat once again in 2020, in a variety of ways.
There has been story after story of Democrat operatives getting caught and subsequently arrested for attempting to cheat, as well as story after story of pro-Trump ballots being thrown away. The Democrats are dirty cheaters who cannot hope to win elections legitimately, so they have to resort to all sorts of tricks, until they regain power once again and get rid of the electoral process that has been working in this country for nearly 250 years.
So it is absolutely unsurprising, though still entirely enraging, to see Ilhan Omar allegedly being part of a ballot harvesting operation in Minnesota.
Project Veritas recently released a video from an undercover insider, named Omar Jamal, who recorded the “pay-for-vote” scheme that Jamal Osman, Minneapolis city council member, is attempting to pull off, with help from the Ilhan Omar campaign. Newsweek added that:
“An anonymous person, identified as a former Minneapolis political worker, told Project Veritas that Omar’s campaign deputy director Ali Isse Gainey was coordinating ballot harvesting from elderly people in Charles Horn Towers, a housing complex in the city, before the Minnesota primary on August 8… The same person claimed that women and young people were paid for their ballots during the primary.”
The video also shows Liban Mohamed, brother of Jamal Osman, sitting in his car with ballots all for Osman. “Just today we got 300 for Jamal Osman. I have 300 ballots in my car right now… Numbers don’t lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Look, all these are for Jamal Osman.”
The video also shows numerous people either directly shown being paid hundreds of dollars for their ballots (as well as instructions as to what to do, such as filling out personal information but leaving who to vote for blank for obvious reasons) or admitting to being paid hundreds of dollars.
In the video, it is also said by one former coworker of Ilhan Omar that Omar herself started the “pay-for-vote” operation in Minnesota, further implicating her in this entire thing. Thankfully, the Minneapolis Police Department (who won’t be defunded now, thankfully) will investigate this ballot-harvesting scheme, though who knows where that will lead?
What’s more, down south in Texas, a Biden campaign operative was caught in a ballot-harvesting operation involving mail-in ballots and absentee ballots, which one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged could affect the vote of 700,000 ballots.
While that one doesn’t necessarily implicate Ilhan Omar, it further goes to show how rotten and perverse the Left is (as if you needed more evidence of that).
They have no issue with cheating whatsoever, and will go to any lengths to illegitimately win elections.
I’ve pointed out before that one thing communists often do is deflection. They accuse their opponents of doing things that they are doing. For four years, they have accused Trump of cheating in the 2016 election, stealing it away from Hillary Clinton. In those four years, we, of course, have come to discover, much to the dismay of the Left, that it was the Democrats who were cheating through foreign influence, as well as through the outgoing administration’s DOJ.
The Mueller investigation was largely launched to cover the Left’s tracks and make the story about how Trump was the one who cheated, even without any evidence to support that accusation, when in fact it was the Democrats who had cheated and still continue to cheat.
They hardly even hide it anymore. Why else do you think they would broadcast the idea that Trump might seemingly be winning by a landslide on election night but will ultimately lose in a landslide in the coming days or weeks? They fully plan to make the system so broken and cheat to such an extent that they can keep counting votes for Biden LONG after the election should have been called. They KNOW that Trump, in a completely fair and free election, would wipe the floor with Biden, so they have to come up with ways to rig the system.
And this is one of the ways in which they plan to do it: ballot-harvesting and “pay-for-vote” schemes, all of which are obviously illegal, but the Left doesn’t care one wit about the law. Even when they get caught, unless it’s so bad that they are unsalvageable, they do not pay the price for it at all.
Ilhan Omar should’ve been recalled or impeached long ago, and fresh calls for both will be made because of this, but they won’t go anywhere. Unless the GOP keeps a close eye on the ballots, the likes of Ilhan Omar will cheat in their elections and win with zero repercussions.
These people have no shame, but I hope and pray to God that they are utterly humiliated in this election season, even despite the cheating and illegal actions they are trying to do.
Lord knows that these people deserve that and far worse.
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There is this saying that people often say during an election year: “the things that will determine the results of the election have not happened yet.” Well, we are close enough to the election for that to not really be the case anymore, to a certain extent.
With RBG’s death, filling her seat has become the Democrat’s biggest reason for voting for Biden.
The old man hiding in a basement has no draw to him whatsoever. While the polls show he is “ahead” of Trump, enthusiasm never goes his way. People aren’t excited to vote for Biden, and even if they think they kinda just have to in order to avoid four more years of Trump, that won’t be enough to get a sufficient amount of votes for Biden to defeat Trump.
NO ONE is enthused about voting for Biden. But for those who understand the significance of this vacancy in the Supreme Court, such people are definitely enthused to go out to vote for whichever one of the two are most likely to win.
No one cares about Biden enough to go out to win, but people, particularly on the Left, care enough about the Court being liberal and care enough about their supposed “right” to kill the unborn that they would go out to vote for whomever would ensure such a “right” remains in place.
Now, one can make the argument that such a situation of another SCOTUS vacancy should be expected in the next four years and as such, whomever was not going to vote for Biden anyway will not do so this time around. However, we cannot expect Democrat voters to be reasonable or think that far ahead. It’s one thing to worry about the next four years if RBG would be alive – it’s quite another to have her die 45 days before the election. The issue is now at the forefront of the Democrat voters’ minds.
This issue alone can drive Democrats to vote for Biden. That’s why it would make absolutely no sense for the Trump administration or the Senate GOP Majority to dilly-dally on this. Trump will announce RBG’s replacement later this week, but the GOP Senate should not delay much at all about holding a confirmation hearing and a vote.
Now, on average, since 1988, the Senate Judiciary Committee has held a confirmation hearing 45 days after a nomination and a confirmation vote occurred on average 26 days after that. However, there is obviously far less time to do these things now and there is nothing in the Constitution saying there needs to be a hearing, particularly as some Justices were confirmed the day they were nominated. The last time that happened was 1945, which, all things considered, wasn’t that long ago.
While these things usually take some time, time is a commodity Trump and Republicans do not really have. Thankfully, there is precedent even going back just 40 years, of relatively quick confirmations. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Reagan on August 19th, 1981. Just 21 days later, on September 9th, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing which lasted for three days and was ultimately confirmed by the Senate on September 21st – just 33 days after her nomination.
Justice John Paul Stevens, the last Justice the Senate had voted to confirm prior to O’Connor, was nominated by President Ford on November 28th, 1975, and was confirmed on December 17th of the same year. Just 19 days.
And with the gift of the nuclear option given to us by Harry Reid and the Democrats, all that is necessary for a Supreme Court Justice confirmation is a simple majority. Usually, as there are 100 total Senators, that means 51 votes. But there are only 45 Democrats and 2 Independents (let’s assume they all vote the same way, since they usually do). Republicans have 53 votes. Even if Romney, Collins and Murkowski all do not vote to confirm whomever Trump picks, that still gives Republicans 50 votes and Democrats 47 – a simple majority. Assuming those three vote against Trump’s pick and the vote is split 50-50, the deciding vote goes to the President of the Senate: Vice President Mike Pence.
We can lose 6 Republicans and still get the nominee through via a Pence tie breaker. What we can’t have is 4 Republicans voting against the nominee, but I doubt that would happen. Murkowski and Collins said they wouldn’t vote, not that they would vote against the nominee.
So the votes, or even a lack thereof, are not a problem. The problem is the amount of time we have to fill the SCOTUS vacancy and take away the only thing that might actually get Democrats to go out to vote.
Again, no one is excited about voting for Biden. The only reason Democrats give to vote for him is that he’s “not Trump.” That kind of attitude is not a winning one, neither would it naturally lead to a Biden victory, especially as Trump’s own voting base has grown (I don’t believe for a second that there is anyone out there who voted for Trump, even if hesitantly, and changed their mind about him after the past four years. If anything, I KNOW there are more people out there who either did not vote for him who will this time or who voted hesitantly and have been convinced he deserves a second term).
One reason I write this article is because I have seen some conservatives (actual conservatives, mind you, not RINOs) who have argued that it would be a good thing to fill the vacancy after the election is over so that Trump supporters and Republicans are even more enthused to vote for Trump. That is a bad idea because those who are willing to vote for Trump are already enthused to do so or have made up their minds to do so. Leaving that vacancy open throughout the election gives Democrats a fire in the belly which they did not have previously.
Trump voters were already going to turn out in droves. No sense in giving the opposition a reason to come out for Biden.
So, while I do not know how fast the GOP-led Senate can hold a hearing for Trump’s pick and follow that up with a fairly quick vote, I know that there is precedent for a quick process even going back 40 to 50 years ago. And while that is a long time for rules to have changed, the Democrats gave us the gift of the nuclear option. It used to be that a supermajority of two-thirds, and at some points, three-fourths of the Senate were needed to confirm a nominee, but with the nuclear option, all that’s required is a simple majority. As far as the process goes, a nomination (obviously) and a confirmation vote (obviously) are necessary. But I cannot find anywhere that there is a minimum amount of time that needs to go by before a nominee can be confirmed, nor that a confirmation hearing must take place.
What’s more, even while the last relatively quick confirmation was 39 years ago, I do not think we were ever in the situation we are today: a Republican President getting to fill a SCOTUS vacancy roughly 40 days before an election, and the Senate is held by the party belonging to the President.
Call Republicans “hypocrites” all you want with wanting to go forth with this vote, but we all know that:
1) They are not hypocrites because Republicans held the Senate when a Democrat President wanted to fill Scalia’s seat and the Senate has to give advice and consent to doing so according to Article II Section 2: “… and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…” and
2) Elections have consequences and the party in power should be free to exercise said power.
Voters put Trump, a Republican, in the White House in 2016. The President gets to nominate judges and Supreme Court Justices wherever there is a vacancy. Voters expanded the Republicans’ hold over the Senate, giving them a 53-47 majority. The Senate gets to vote to confirm or deny any such nominees. It’s not a constitutional crisis for the President and Senate to do their constitutionally appointed jobs.
There is no point in delaying any confirmation hearings or votes. I do not know all of the rules pertaining such a process but I know there is precedent for quick confirmation processes. Senate Republicans should follow such a precedent in this time, when it is necessary.
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In this day and age, people will find racism where none is to be found. They will make stuff up just to push the narrative that this nation is inherently racist and must be culled and changed fundamentally. Hoax after hoax pops up alleging some racial incident that never occurred (see: Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace).
When it’s not a hysterical, Leftist black person making up a racial hoax, it’s hysterical, Leftist white people who randomly claim racism to have happened where and when it did not happen, supposedly “admitting” benefiting from “white privilege” or some such nonsense and asking for forgiveness for it.
That is nothing but virtue signaling, which Leftists are experts at. However, these things don’t always go how these radical Leftists expect.
Recently, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber essentially admitted to there being racism on his college campus, saying the typical virtue signaling bullcrap like “Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persists at Princeton as in our society… racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”
Basically, he alleges that there is racism happening on his own college campus and is going through the rounds trying to virtue signal to BLM Inc. and other Leftist organizations that “he is one of the good white people.” “I am an ally,” he is trying to say.
Well, despite this obvious attempt at virtue signaling, the response he received for it was probably unexpected: A Department of Education investigation.
See, it’s one thing for someone like LeBron James to allege that there is racism in America, or even in the NBA (not that he does, considering alleging such a thing would probably risk his ability to make some money). It’s one thing for Joe Biden and elected Democrats to allege there being racism in America. It’s one thing for them to make such broad allegations. But it’s an entirely different thing for a university president to allege there is racism not only in America but in his very own campus.
As a result of this admission, the Department of Education sent the following letter to Princeton University, declaring that the school would be investigated, stating the DOE was “concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false.”
“Based on the facts, the Secretary of Education may consider measures against Princeton for false Program Participation Agreement nondiscrimination assurances, including an action to recover funds. Also, she may consider measures against Princeton for making substantial misrepresentations about the nature of its educational program, including a fine proceeding… the serious, even shocking nature of Princeton’s admissions compel the Department to move with all appropriate speed.”
The Washington Examiner, in covering this story, noted that “Such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
This entire thing is just absolutely hilarious to me. The college’s president probably had no clue that virtue signaling could come back to bite him in the rear this badly.
Now, assuming that the guy was just virtue signaling and there really is no actual case of such foundationally systematic racism to be found in the school, not much will come of this, other than the guy getting utterly humiliated and outright proven wrong. He will come off as an idiot and his narrative will be pushed back against, which won’t accomplish much.
But let’s assume for a second that there is something to be found. The guy would be found to have been right, but as university president, he had the power to keep it from happening and he failed. This attempt to virtue signal, if it is ironically found that there is some validity to the guy’s claim (and no, I don’t think he was admitting to anything; I think he was just attempting to virtue signal everybody), could cost the guy his job and the university much of their funding.
Best case scenario, the guy comes off as a virtue signaling idiot and the narrative he tried to assert gets pushed back a little. Worst case scenario, the guy loses his job and the university loses much of its funding, and a larger investigation could be launched as well, depending on how much the DOE uncovers.
Don’t you just love it when the Left’s attempt to do anything, particularly virtue signal, backfires on them so badly?
FYI, this kind of behavior from the university’s president is not at all surprising. Back in July, Princeton professor of classics Joshua Katz wrote a column criticizing the BLM movement on campus, where he brought up the Black Justice League and their outrageous demands that people “acknowledge, credit, and incentivize anti-racist student activism”, or, in other words, racist political terrorism, and Katz even went as far as to outright call them a “small local terrorist organization”.
Despite how awesome that professor is, and how the country would be in a far better place if there were more university professors out there like him, Eisgruber lashed out at his professor and defended the small terrorist organization.
So to see this same college president declaring that there is unabated racism in his campus (which there was, if the Black Justice League was operating there, considering they are black supremacists) and virtue signaling to everybody about it is not at all surprising or unexpected. This is the behavior of the hysterical Leftist, particularly the white hysterical Leftist.
They so want to “prove” to black people that they are their “allies”, despite the fact that they support the eugenics practice that is abortion (and will often argue that it is a good thing for black women to get abortions) and despite the fact that Leftism has been black people’s number one enemy for centuries.
The hysterical white Leftist will raise their fist in “solidarity” (submission) with hysterical black Leftists and will willingly literally lick the boots of these hysterical black Leftists (and ironically, will call Trump supporters “bootlickers” for supporting the guy).
There is no greater racist than the Leftist, who makes skin color the basis of their entire rationale (if one can even call it that).
To see such a racist Leftist’s virtue signaling backfire so much is simply delicious. The guy very well might lose his job and cost his university a ton of funding because of his attempt to “be an ally” to BLM Inc.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
To the Left, lying is as natural as breathing. They are pathological liars and often times cannot help but lie in order to save their own behinds. They will lie about big things and small things. They will lie about everything so long as they get their way. Regarding the virus alone, they have already lied about the death numbers in a number of ways, from counting gunshot wounds as COVID deaths to lying about the total number of deaths, with the real number being around 6% of the reported death toll (roughly 10,000).
They are little dictators and this much has been shown for the past few months in particular. However, in Nashville, Tennessee, the mayor of that city is in deep trouble because of the possibility that the city knew, for some time, that bars and restaurants hardly contribute to Chinese coronavirus cases, but they maintained the tyrannical shutdown orders and even intended to keep such knowledge away from the public.
According to The Daily Wire: “A Nashville city council member is accusing Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper’s office of concealing low coronavirus outbreak numbers tied to restaurants and bars in the area, claiming that they are ‘fabricating information.’”
Fox 17 News also reported on Wednesday: “The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor’s office and the metro health department decided to keep it secret.”
The way in which this has been found out is through a series of emails between a senior advisor to the mayor and a health department official. Fox 17 reported: “The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that and most disturbingly how to keep it from the public. On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.”
In an email, health department official Leslie Waller asked senior advisor Benjamin Eagles: “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?”
Eagle responded with: “Correct, not for public consumption.”
One month after the fact, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the following question to the health department in an email: “The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a big problem?”
Health department official Brian Todd reportedly forwarded the email to five other officials asking how to answer the question. One official responded: “My two cents: We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site… We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be ‘because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.’”
Isn’t this just rich? Seemingly, bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases of the Chinese coronavirus in that particular area of Nashville, but instead of being truthful and showing the right numbers, the local government decided to inflate the numbers a bit (though that “80 cases” is still extremely low and would naturally lead to the kind of question that Rau asked because there would still be no reason to shut down those businesses with those numbers) and lie to everyone about the true number of cases and how little risk there seemingly is from going to bars and restaurants.
What benefit is there to lying to people and shutting down those types of businesses when there is seemingly such a low risk? And don’t tell me: “Well, they said that the numbers were increasing all the time and things could be getting worse, so that’s why they did it.” Really? They prioritized an area that yielded low cases over areas where there was more risk? That would be like sitting in a car in front of a minefield, looking at alternative paths, finding one that is fairly rocky, and deciding that the rocky road is anywhere close to as dangerous as the minefield.
That is, of course, if we assume these people to be acting in good faith, which I do not trust that they are. The Left loves dictatorships and will attempt to become one at every given chance. This was proven by Cuomo, Newsom, Whitler, and now, by the government in Nashville.
They didn’t shut down the businesses because they yielded a lot of Chinese coronavirus cases or because they were at great risk of doing so. And even if they did it for these reasons at one point, the data came back that it was largely safe to open them back up, and still chose not to do it and chose to keep this a secret from the public.
They shut the whole thing down because THEY COULD. More importantly, because they know that a heavily-dampened economy would be bad news for Trump come November. With a rebounding economy, Trump’s chances of reelection also rebound. The Left doesn’t want that to happen, so certain sacrifices (yours) must be made. Your business must be shut down, unless a local government official with a “D” next to their name wants to use your services. You must risk being furloughed or your job being lost entirely or your business shutting down permanently (60% of them so far will) for the benefit of the Communist, I mean, Democrat Party.
And the people cannot be made aware of this because that would, obviously, cause an uproar in the local area, which they would rather avoid. The Left in Nashville would rather quietly put a pillow over the head of small businesses and suffocate them quietly, rather than let people know how much of a monumental failure (at best) they are.
Now, you could be thinking: “Well, how do we know if these emails are legit? They could have been faked by some right-winger trying to get Democrats in trouble.” Fair question. They could be fake. But they have been verified as real by a city council member.
City Councilmember Steve Glover reportedly asked a government attorney to verify if the emails were real and the attorney responded: “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.”
Glover, upon discovering this, accused the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health of “fabricating information. They’ve blown their entire credibility. It’s gone, I don’t trust a thing they say going forward… nothing.”
He added: “We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds, literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes, their apartments, etc., and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!”
Fox 17 News concluded in their report: “Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a Freedom of Information Act request. Which allows us now to ask the question: why are you keeping this from us? Why would you even want to? It’s just the real numbers and what could possibly be an honorable motive?”
Any government official who acts in good faith would want to let the public know whether some activity would be safe, particularly if it helps alleviate some economic stress and allows jobs to return and businesses to open. If the data says that something is relatively safe, a good faith government official will act accordingly and allow it. At the very least, he would tell the people this bit of good news in a time when there seems to hardly be any.
What conclusion, then, can we draw from the fact that the government officials in Nashville did not tell anyone this, did not deliver those numbers, that data, or the good news, and did not act according to the data presented, opening things back up? Naturally, the conclusion reached is that these are not government workers acting in good faith. They are not public officials who are interested in serving the public.
These are mini-dictators, holding on to whatever power they can keep for however long they can keep it. Seemingly, the idea is that if Biden wins, “the virus will just go away.” This could mean easing (some) restrictions, but no communist ever gives up power so easily. They have it. They will keep it until they no longer can.
They look upon China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela with both adoration and envy, wishing they could wield the power those in government in those countries can. That is as close to absolute power as people can reach and these American dictators want as much of that kind of power as they can get, U.S. Constitution and civil liberties and rights be damned.
The worst part is that they deceive themselves into believing they are doing something “for the greater good”. They believe themselves to be the good guys when they suffocate small businesses into permanently closing. “There is a dangerous virus out there!” they repeat to themselves to justify the injustices they commit against the people that elected them.
This is why it’s so important to kick Democrats and Leftists out of whatever office they hold. I don’t think there has ever been another time in American history when the Left has more deserved to be utterly defeated and humiliated, to the point where they would be thrown into the ash heap of history. And I’m not just talking about their response to the virus. I’m talking about their hatred for the very institutions which keep us safe and free. I’m talking about the corruption they have shown in the past decade alone, trying to undermine and sabotage an administration they vehemently disagree with. I’m talking about their promotion of ABSOLUTE FILTH in the form of a film that is borderline child pornography.
The modern Left is so comically perverse you would think they came straight out of a fiction book where the bad guys are clearly evil and there is no depth to their character. They have demonstrated, time and time again, how utterly unfit, AT BEST, they are to run a lemonade stand, let alone an entire world superpower.
If it weren’t for the Left’s clear attempts at cheating this election, I honestly would not be surprised if Trump ended up winning all 50 states, the Left is that detestable and hated.
I do hope, however, that whatever cheating they try to pull off will so backfire as to make the 1984 election appear to be a fairly close contest.
God knows the Left deserves such a catastrophic fate.
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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