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Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, who recently announced he would not seek reelection to Congress this fall, warns that the party is facing extinction in small-town America. “It’s hard to sink lower than we are right now. You’re almost automatically a pariah in rural areas if you have a D after your name.”
SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some Democrats in rural Pennsylvania are afraid to tell you they’re Democrats.
The party’s brand is so toxic in the small towns 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh that some liberals have removed bumper stickers and yard signs and refuse to acknowledge publicly their party affiliation.
“The hatred for Democrats is just unbelievable,” said Tim Holohan, an accountant based in rural McKean County who recently encouraged his daughter to get rid of a pro-Joe Biden bumper sticker. “I feel like we’re on the run.” The climate across rural Pennsylvania is symptomatic of a larger political problem threatening the Democrat Party heading into the November elections.
Even if Democrats continue to eke out victories by piling up urban and suburban votes, former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota fears her party will have “unstable majorities.” She said Democrats are hurting themselves by not speaking out more forcefully against far-left positions that alienate rural voters.
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Washington Post, New York Times should give back their Pulitzers for Russia-Trump ‘reporting’
Rep. Mike Waltz is blasting NBC for refusing to broadcast an ad critical of China during the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing. “NBC refused to air my Olympics ad with @EnesFreedom unless we censor U.S. corporate logos of the Genocide Games sponsors,” Waltz tweeted, sharing the 30-second ad-footage. "We won’t let them silence us. Here’s the ad that NBC and the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t want you to see."
In the ad, Waltz calls out the Chinese government for its genocide and slave labor. It also shows several U.S. corporations and logo, including Visa, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Nike, Intel, and AirBnB that he said "are drunk on Chinese dollars" profiting by entangling themselves "with Communist dictators." The six companies shown in the ad are part of the Olympic Partner Programme, and considered the "the highest level of Olympic sponsorship" by the International Olympic Committee.
“The world’s greatest athletic showcase, but just outside the show: rape, genocide, slave labor,” Waltz said in the ad. “American companies are drunk on Chinese dollars, entangled with communist dictators committing atrocities and propping up these genocide games staged by the Chinese Communist Party.”
A new movie from Dinesh D’Souza promises to expose an illegal ballot harvesting conspiracy, complete with never-before-seen video footage showing over 2,000 paid “mules” anonymously stuffing ballot dropboxes while wearing gloves and disguises.
President Trump has issued a statement regarding the release of the trailer for 2000 Mules:
"Highly respected Dinesh D’Souza, working together with Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote, just released a trailer to their new movie, '2,000 Mules'.. that shows the world exactly how the 2020 Presidential Election was Rigged and Stolen.
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Related: Wisconsin Judge Rules Ballot Drop Boxes Used in 2020
The movie exposes the lies of the Democrats, RINOs, and Fake News who say it was the “most secure election in history.” It was, perhaps, the least secure in history. The ballot box was stuffed, and stuffed like never before—and it’s all on video.
Ballots were trafficked and sold in a massive operation in each Swing State. The evidence is so damning, what will the cowards who sat and did nothing about the stolen election say now?
The way our votes were taken away is a disgrace to our Nation. It must be fixed."
: "The line of polite big-rig drivers crossing Canada in protest over the maple leaf mandate Marxism imposed by the ridiculous Justin Trudeau is a welcome sign of the workin’ class revolt to come. The workin’ class is going to revolt here in America, and I can’t wait. It’s a matter of both time and extent. In November, it will revolt at the ballot box again. But if that is stolen from them again, if the releases of protest and electoral impact are totally foreclosed to them, the revolt will manifest in other ways. The elite will deserve the whirlwind it reaps."
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During his remarks in Texas, President Trump gave a shout out to the patriotic Canadian truckers and the Freedom Convoy. - Rumble Link
“The Canadian Truckers, you’ve been reading about it, who are resisting, bravely, these lawless mandates and doing more to defend American freedom than our own leaders by far. We want those great Canadian truckers to know that we are with them all the way; they’ve really shown something.” ~ President Donald Trump
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the current court term, setting up the final step to elevate DC Appeals Court Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. This is exactly what was planned from the appointment of Merrick Garland to U.S. Attorney General. [GO DEEP]
As reported by CTH in March 2021 – "Merrick Garland was confirmed Attorney General to open his seat in the DC Appeals Court for Kentanji Brown Jackson. KBJ’s appointment to that specific court needed Senate confirmation.
In June 2021, KBJ was confirmed [GO DEEP] with a vote of 53-47. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Lindsey Graham voted with Democrats to support KBJ to the circuit court.
Once Senate confirmed, we anticipate (almost to a certainty) that replacement (KBJ) will be elevated to a Supreme Court nomination to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, now 82-years-old.
The Senate will have no political ammunition to block or not confirm the radical SCOTUS pick, because she will have been confirmed months before. As a standalone nomination for SCOTUS she would be a radical pick; Justice Brown Jackson is a known activist in the DC District Court; however, with this maneuver she could get through nomination easier and then sit on the highest court for thirty years."
For the ones who are dumb, they’ll keep putting their palms on the burners and being surprised when they smell singed hand ... “I voted for Biden and someone broke into my car, plus I caught COVID though I quadruple mask and quintuple vaxx, and then I got drafted to go fight to protect Hunter’s investments in Ukraine! How did this happen?" - By Kurt Schlichter
Noted dead white guy Samuel Johnson, who believed that there are only two genders, once observed, “Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” It’s an apt analogy here, both because it evokes the fact that the Democrats have gone all-in on the side of the criminals as the crime rate rockets up, and also because it demonstrates just how intractably stupid the Democrats are. They ride in the little cart heading toward their November 8th date with the electoral noose, but their minds are not concentrated on that. Instead they are concentrated on fake insurrections and telling us how CRT is not taught in schools yet must absolutely continue to be taught in schools.
The Democrats always fail, always. They hate normal Americans, they screw up the economy, they coddle criminals. When you give these morons authority, they will mess everything up. Name a functioning institution in our society that works even adequately. There is no competently-run institution left in America. Academia is broke. The military is broke. And what’s the one thing our institutions have in common? They are run by the left, and the Democrats are the party of the left.
We want socialism destroyed. Not tamed, not moderated .. crushed. Wiped out. Nuked from orbit, because that is the only way to be sure. When we are done, we want the Democrat Party terrified of even hinting at support for anything remotely like the socialism. This is a matter of either us and freedom winning, or us acquiescing to a jack-booted, lib-fascist future forever. We choose freedom.
Kurt Schlichter was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a retired Army Infantry colonel with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. As an Army officer, he commanded a cavalry recon squadron, and served in Desert Storm and Kosovo. MORE
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The picture of Florida’s House district boundaries for the 2022 election came further into focus Friday, Jan.21. The House Legislative Redistricting Subcommittee advanced a map (H 8009) on a 13-7 vote, breaking down largely along party lines.
The House and Senate must agree on legislative maps but have historically deferred to one another to craft lines for their respective chambers. These maps are not subject to approval by the Governor.
The Senate voted 34-3 (votes against from Democrats) to approve a new map (S 8058) for the state’s 40 Senate districts. Outside analysts predict the map most likely will leave the upper chamber of the Florida Legislature in GOP control after the November elections. State legislative maps produced by the Legislature, unlike a congressional map produced by the body, cannot be vetoed by the Governor.
Senate President Wilton Simpson heaped praise on Ray Rodrigues, Senate Reapportionment Committee Chair and committee staff who drafted the final map. “You had a lot of integrity and continually produced a great product we’re going to vote on here today.”
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. Jan. 25: House Democrat Exodus: Rep. Jim Cooper, 29th Democrat, Says He Won't Seek Reelection
Rhode Island Congressman James Langevin (D) announced he won’t be running for reelection after 22 years in Congress. Also, Democrat Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA) announced he will not be seeking reelection this year.
The Jan.18 retirement announcements mean 28 incumbent Democrats won’t seek reelection in November.
Democrats are facing a disturbing trend for the upcoming midterm congressional elections:
26 of their incumbents are retiring.
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"Congressional Democrats cannot count on the bully pulpit to get things done because Biden short circuits pervasively. He’s frail, stupid, and too slow to be effective. That’s on top of rising inflation, a border crisis, and a supply chain crisis that’s now leaving grocery stores barren. Oh, and he didn’t shut down COVID.
His vaccine mandate got shredded by the Supreme Court, Build Back Better is six feet under, and this joke of an elections bill is dead, along with gutting the filibuster. (Manchin and Sinema doubled down on their filibuster positions. And they weren’t the only senators who were uneasy about this move. Biden’s unhinged speech in Georgia also didn’t help him. Politico)
Joe Biden is just a waste of space at this point. No one respects him, and no one fears him. His approval rating is in the low 30s. It would be best for Democrats to keep him in the cupboard since he’s a cancer to the party everywhere. He’s a failed president—and we’re not even a year into this administration." More
"The Florida GOP notched another historic win by doubling the number of newly active registered voters in one month. According to the latest Florida Department of State, Division of Elections data, Florida Republicans have an advantage of 45,153 active registered voters who are showing their preference for conservative Republican principles. Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis and state and local leaders, Florida will remain a free and open state"
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"While so many around the country have consigned the people's rights to the graveyard, Florida has stood as freedom's vanguard. Florida has stood strong as The Rock of Freedom ... and it's upon this rock that we must build Florida's future"
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United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested + 36 state gubernatorial elections and numerous other state / local elections.
We The People Must Win Big in 2022.
Seven lawmakers representing Volusia and Flagler counties are headed to Tallahassee on Tuesday to consider bills, hammer out a budget and shape state government over the next year. The four representatives and three senators representing the area are all Republicans.
Rep. Paul Renner*and Rep. Tom Leek, representing Volusia Co, are in high-ranking leadership roles. They will have a significant hand in what moves through the House. (*Renner will succeed current Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls after the 2022 legislative session)
Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, who represents a district spanning DeLand and mainland Daytona Beach, is proposing to address a problem homeowners and home sellers are having with getting timely septic-system inspections.
"Right now there is a backlog of inspections, either because of manpower or COVID, so why not cut red tape by allowing a private provider to be hired at the cost of the homeowner?"
Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, introduced legislation banning abortions when physicians can hear what Barnaby terms a "fetal heartbeat," usually around 6 weeks. Texas enacted a similar law last year.
It's a fight Barnaby and other abortion opponents are primed to have as the U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent legalizing abortions.
"I've been pro-life all of my political career and as an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, That's my stand and That's where I stand."
Senators pitch sweeping, pro-business changes
Sen. Tom Wright, of New Smyrna Beach, represents southeast Volusia as well as northern Brevard County — the Space Coast.
He has proposed the bill with perhaps the snappiest title, the "Zero G, Zero Fee" act, which would exempt certain spaceport users from fees or charges while transporting a space vehicle or equipment.
Sen. Travis Hutson, of St. Augustine, has proposed a way to support businesses who've been harmed by local or county ordinances.
"We've seen local governments who want to ban sunscreen (for environmental purposes), or communities attempt to stop cruise ships from docking, or when a city dramatically reduces hours when a bar can operate."
Sen. Jason Brodeur, who represents Seminole County and a chunk of southwest Volusia, filed 34 bills as of Thursday, proposing, among other things:
- requiring a state inventory of critical wetlands
- barring foreign nationals from making political contributions
- establishing "education recovery scholarship accounts" to help children who missed 10 or more days of public school
In typical leftist form the J6 events are now being compared to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2021, terrorist attacks by the Biden administration. However, before the day’s insufferable events began, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was asked his opinion of what would take place. DeSantis rightly noted this is Christmas Day for the DC system; they have been preparing for this day for almost a year. WATCH:
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Of the 46 presidents of the United States, there are three that can be considered indispensable to the nation’s enduring existence as a free people; they are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s inclusion on this list derives not only from his political, judicial, and legislative accomplishments but the dramatically positive impact he had on the psyche of Middle America, and initiating the transformation of a feckless Republican Party into a viable and resolute opposition -- as well as the party of the average American of all races, creeds, and ethnicities.
WATCH - Oct. 13. 2016 - 26 Days Before We The People Voted To MAGA
Trump showed a nation stuck in a 28-year morass of political mediocrity and collectivism that fearlessness, determination, and an implacable conviction in the principles of the nation’s founding would defeat the elites and left-wing dominated Democrat party, their resolve to create a socialist oligarchy.
By renewing and recasting many of the economic policies of Ronald Reagan and initiating an America First domestic and foreign policy, he not only reversed the downward trend of the nation and stopped the left in their tracks but showed the American people with his overwhelmingly effective policies that there were viable alternatives that worked.
Further, his determined effort to recast the Republican Party as the American populist party and the Democrats as the party of the elites and radicals is succeeding at an accelerated pace. More @
Whether or not he runs for president in 2024, his place in American history is secure as he was the right president at the right time.
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These were the media darlings who hammed it up on television—as thousands of New Yorkers unnecessarily died in long-term care facilities due to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to redirect COVID-19 patients to share facilities with the elderly and infirm. Andrew Cuomo was finally forced to resign from his governorship and is now persona non grata among the once adoring Left. His brother Chris Cuomo should have been dismissed from CNN long ago. He lied on air, in denying his role as a journalist-cum-political advisor, in devising ways to use his media arrogance and contacts to save his brother’s hide.
Both shared a conviction that as leftists they enjoyed nine lives of corruption and deceit—until they ran out.
The Harris Who Never Was
So far, Kamala Harris is known as our “border czar,” who ostensibly oversaw nearly 2 million illegal aliens streaming across an open border, neither vaccinated nor tested at a time of a surging pandemic. She was originally politicized by mentor, paramour, and aging Willie Brown. He jump-started his then young girlfriend by putting her on a number of well-compensated state boards. She kicked off her run for president at an Oakland rally in January 2019 to media accolades. After blowing through millions in campaign funds, Harris dropped out of the presidential race without winning a single delegate.
Biden’s staff leaks that Harris is a bully and a nasty incompetent; her staff counter-leaks that he is a doddering old fool descending into overt senility. Both are correct.
From the moment details emerged surrounding Jussie Smollett’s hate-crime hoax, any sane, non-woke person could have recognized he was more than just a pathological liar. Smollett was also a conniving, mean-spirited egoist. He was intent on rescuing his fading acting career by libeling the Chicago police, smearing white Trump supporters as violent racists, and self-servingly advancing the lie of a purported hate crime epidemic against blacks. To believe Jussie, as so many of the liberal establishment were eager to do, one had to believe from the get-go the utterly unbelievable.
No matter. Would-be candidate Joe Biden immediately leveraged Smollett to virtue signal his racial bona fides. Kamala Harris claimed it was a modern “lynching.” Everyone from Nancy Pelosi to the CNN/MSNBC crowd treated us to performance-art demonstrations of their outrage. No one has apologized.
For over two years, Adam Schiff appeared on television and at press conferences to confirm that Donald Trump was guilty of Russian collusion. The script was always the same. He produced no evidence, no data, no credible witnesses. Instead, Schiff grimaced in mock outrage, and began his ritual accusations, given the secret sources he had supposedly seen.
As the Mueller probe collapsed into fantasy—as the FBI Washington hierarchy was insidiously discredited between felony convictions, firings, and resignations, fake FISA warrants, and James Comey’s 245 instances of amnesia under oath; and as Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report damned the very sources Schiff once quoted—Schiff always pivoted to the next “bombshell” that only his committee possessed, but of course could not be made public.
The Biden candidacy was one of the most cynical in American history. The unhinged far-Left adopted a befuddled Biden as the respectable veneer necessary to see their hard-core, but stealth socialist agenda finally enacted. Key to a virtual presidency would be virtual voting, as 102 million mail-in and early votes were never subject to the previous standards of authentication and statistical rejection rates of the past—rendering Election Day voting mostly a memory.
Single-handedly the Biden puppeteers have managed to restore the Trump record of achievement simply by doing the opposite of what Trump did, thereby ensuring their own failure and reminding voters of what once was working.
Other fallen heroes of the Left
Robert Mueller and his dream team that would rid the world of Trump, and the quartet of John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe. They, by their dishonesty, prevarications, and careerism have almost single-handedly tarnished the reputations of the Washington-based intelligence and investigatory agencies. Yet now, the Left has no more need of them. They are already fading from the public awareness.
Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is an American military historian, columnist, former classics professor.
Governor Ron DeSantis has announced six legislative proposals that would drastically crackdown on illegal immigration into Florida.
DeSantis made the move after his administration discovered that Joe Biden’s federal agencies have flown at least 70 privately funded flights full of border crossers and UACs (Unaccompanied Alien Children) into the state of Florida — often in the middle of the night. More
“Any of these contractors that are facilitating Biden’s illegal policies by bringing people into Florida, oftentimes flying in at two o’clock in the morning with no notice to the State, anyone who is doing that forfeits the ability to have contracts with State and local government in the State of Florida.
Unfortunately, we had somebody brought in from Biden that murdered somebody in Jacksonville just a few weeks ago, and so we’re very concerned about it, and we want to say this is not the right decision to be making, to be facilitating, which is basically an illegal human smuggling operation." Watch
The measures are significant as they are the first in the nation seeking to effectively outlaw many of the business practices carried out by corporate-funded NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) who are contracted by the federal government to resettle hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens across the United States every year.
The six proposals would:
1. Ban state and local agencies from doing business with or providing benefits to any private-sector business or NGO that helps facilitate illegal immigration to Florida.
2. Ban state agencies from renewing state contracts with transportation companies, such as airlines and bus services, that facilitate illegal immigration to Florida.
3. Require private-sector businesses and NGOs, who facilitate illegal immigration to Florida, to provide compensation to the state of Florida to cover all costs that fall on taxpayers.
4. Mandate county and local jails, as well as courts, to collect immigration status data at the time of a suspect’s arrest and conviction. The information would be reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
5. Ban Florida officials from providing any discretionary benefits to illegal aliens while state agencies and hospitals will be required to annually report taxpayer-funded expenses for illegal aliens.
6. Add the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as an enforcer of E-Verify.
In addition to the six proposals, DeSantis announced an emergency order that bans the issuance or renewal of all state licenses to provide services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) who are resettled across Florida. The order is effective immediately. MORE
Spokeswoman Christina Pushaw; “We hope this action will serve as a deterrent to the Biden Administration’s massive human-smuggling operation, while protecting Florida’s most vulnerable kids. Governor DeSantis will continue to use his lawful authority to stand up for Floridians in the face of the Biden Administration’s dereliction of its duty to enforce our country’s immigration laws.”
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Dan Gelernter is a columnist for American Greatness. He lives in Connecticut.
My elementary and high school teachers never did a good job of explaining American federalism. When I was in school, it was hard to see any major difference in government from one state to another, except perhaps in the prevailing tax rates.
But now it’s obvious: New York wants me to show health papers to go to a restaurant. Oregon is moving to make its indoor mask-mandate permanent. In Florida, meanwhile, there are no masks and essentially no COVID.
"Federalism is now a grand stage for leftist hysteria to play itself out against American freedom."
American freedom is winning: People are leaving California and New York and moving to Texas and Florida in record numbers. The federal government was not, of course, intended to be what it has become: the daily manager of every citizen’s life. In 250 years, the federal government has grown up from a whelp to a monster. Ironically, with this assertion of new federal superpowers, federalism, too, is reasserting itself.
As Americans continue to frustrate the attempts of government to contain them, to restrain them, and above all to take their money, the federal government will become ever more aggressive in attempting to enforce a uniform—and uniformly leftist—way of life. There are few state governors who have the courage to stand up to the federal government. We need more governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis.
And for those who are urging DeSantis to run for the presidency in 2024: Hold your horses. A good governor is going to be just as important in 2024 as a good president, and these people don’t grow on trees. In fact, there is not another governor in the country who can hold a candle to DeSantis in those matters of personal freedom fundamental to American life. Read More
Dec. 4, 2021: Ron, Casey and the kids got to watch a great football game between Merritt Island High School and Sebring High School.