NYT Report: Except for Biden, Democrats Performed Poorly in 2020 Election

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The New York Times delivered some surprising news to Democrats on Sunday. The results of a study commissioned by three “major Democratic interest groups,” including Third Way, the Collective PAC and the Latino Victory Fund, showed that except for President Joe Biden, Democrats underperformed expectations in the November 2020 election.

The report, which is essentially an election post-mortem, has apparently left Democrats scratching their heads. According to the Times’ Alexander Burns, the report warns that Democrats are “at risk of losing ground with Black, Hispanic and Asian American voters unless it does a better job presenting an economic agenda and countering Republican efforts to spread misinformation and tie all Democratic candidates to the far left.”

“Democrats in 2020 lacked a core argument about the economy and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic,” the study found.

The Times cited an interview with former Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democrat who lost her bid for reelection. She had been concerned about “Democratic outreach to Hispanic voters and the party’s failure to rebut misinformation in Spanish-language media.”

Mucarsel-Powell said, “Unfortunately, the Democratic Party has in some ways lost touch with our electorate. There is this assumption that, of course, people of color, or the working class, are going to vote for Democrats. We can never assume anything.”

Obviously, I disagree that the GOP was disseminating misinformation, but, otherwise, she is spot on.

Party insiders said that Republicans’ efforts to paint Democrats as radicals who wanted to defund the police hurt them as well.

Matt Bennett, a Third Way strategist (one of the three groups that contributed to the report), said “We have got to take very seriously these attacks on Democrats as radicals.” Unbelievably, he added, “A lot of this just didn’t land on Joe Biden.”

As for why Biden outperformed Democratic House and Senate candidates, the study concludes that “voters of color loathed Mr. Trump but distrusted the Democratic Party as a whole. Those constituencies included Hispanic voters in Florida and Texas, Vietnamese American and Filipino American voters in California, and Black voters in North Carolina.”

I have my own ideas about why “this just didn’t land on Biden” and why he “outperformed” House and Senate Democrats, but I digress.

As for painting the entire Democratic Party as radicals, while they are not all as radical as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there’s no denying the entire party has shifted to the left.

Look no further than the House vote for H.R. 1, which would have taken power over elections away from the states, ended all voter ID laws, and ensured one party rule in America for years to come. It passed in the House by a 220-210 vote. There was no Republican support for the bill and only one Democrat voted against it.

All Republicans oppose the Senate version of the bill and only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia opposes it.

That gives us a pretty clear idea of how radical the entire party has become.

Moreover, the Democrats had no message other than, ‘We hate Trump and we need to remove him from the White House.’ They had no alternative plan to deal with the pandemic. For all of his criticism of Trump’s handling of it, Biden has simply continued to follow the plan that was put in place by the Trump Administration.

Biden hesitated, wisely, to talk about his radical plans ahead of the elections. Instead, on the few occasions he appeared in public, he was just good old Joe the moderate, and he wanted to unify the country. Once he took office, however, he morphed into Joe the radical and unity was cast aside.

In regard to Democrats taking minority support for granted, that’s a given. The party just keeps on increasing federal entitlements and minorities keep on showing up at the polls to vote for them.

In recent years, that pattern has begun to shift. President Trump was able to attract larger shares of the black and the Latino voting blocks in 2020 than in 2016. In 2016, he won 6 percent of the black vote and depending upon which pollster you listen to, his share increased to anywhere from 8 (Associated Press) to 12 percent (Edison Research) in 2020.

In 2016, Trump received 29 percent of the Latino vote and his share climbed to 32 percent in 2020.

These changes may sound small, but each additional percentage point is significant.

Now Democrats are learning they might have to actually work a little to keep those votes.

Over the weekend, the party had a surprising loss in a mayoral race in the deep blue Texas border town of McAllen, Texas. They also lost a second mayoral race in Ft. Worth, Texas, a city with a history of voting for Democrats.

Could it be that Biden’s open border policy and the humanitarian crisis that has materialized as a result are hurting the party? As excited as Steve Cortes and Ronna McDaniel are about these wins, we can’t divine too much from two mayoral races.

But it’s just possible that minorities are looking at the mess around them, especially those in border states that have been hit hard by the immigration crisis and wondering why the heck they continue to vote for Democrats?

Biden Fails to Recognize D-Day, Tweets About 1921 Tulsa Massacre Instead

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Sunday, June 6, was the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the most significant date in the history of World War II. The Allied invasion of Normandy was the largest amphibious assault ever carried out. It marked the start of the two month long Battle of Normandy which ultimately liberated France from the German occupation.

Historians have calculated the number of confirmed Allied fatalities on that first day alone to be 4,415, according to the National D-Day Memorial. Total Allied casualties are estimated at nearly 10,000. Codenamed “Operation Overlord,” the D-Day landing involved “over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.”

Allied heads of state have traditionally marked this day of remembrance by honoring the brave men who sacrificed so much on the shores of Normandy so that we may enjoy freedom today.

Two years ago, then-President Donald Trump delivered one of the most powerful speeches of his presidency on the anniversary of D-Day. He even drew praise from critics such as MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Not so for President Joe Biden, who neglected to acknowledge the momentous occasion at all. Instead, he chose to pay tribute to the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.

My intention is not to minimize the atrocity which occurred on May 31, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is arguably the single most tragic day in the history of racial violence in the U.S. I posted about the National Black Power Convention held last weekend in Tulsa to mark this sad chapter in history here.

For those who may be unfamiliar with this event, in the early 1900s, a large number of African Americans settled in the Greenwood district of Tulsa.

According to History.com, the neighborhood “grew and flourished as a Black economic and cultural mecca—until May 31, 1921. That’s when a white mob began a rampage through some 35 square blocks, decimating the community known proudly as ‘Black Wall Street.’ Armed rioters, many deputized by local police, looted and burned down businesses, homes, schools, churches, a hospital, hotel, public library, newspaper offices and more. While the official death toll of the Tulsa race massacre was 36, historians estimate it may have been as high as 300. As many as 10,000 people were left homeless.”

The events that took place 100 years ago in Tulsa were heinous. No one is denying that.

But Biden had already acknowledged the anniversary. He traveled to Tulsa last Tuesday to commemorate the occasion.

He spoke to survivors. His comments ranged from the ludicrous to the downright dangerous. Please read my post “Biden Managed a Trifecta of Stupid in His Tulsa Massacre Speech” to see for yourself just how disturbing his remarks really were.

The Tulsa Massacre anniversary rated a trip to Oklahoma, but the memory of D-Day, a date that changed the course of world history, didn’t elicit even a mention from the President of the United States.

Biden’s failure to recognize D-Day tells us, and our foreign adversaries, a lot about his and his administration’s priorities.

During his speech last week in Tulsa, Biden said, “According to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today. Not ISIS, not Al Qaeda, white supremacy. That’s not me. That’s the intelligence community.”

On Sunday night, former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, now a Fox News contributor, concluded his new Fox News program by posing a question to those who can’t answer, those who sacrificed their lives on D-Day. A visibly emotionally Gowdy asked: “Was it worth it?”

“Was it worth it to the men and the women who were killed serving, protecting and defending this country?, Gowdy asked. ” … You might frame the question differently, you may ask, ‘Are we worth it?’ Are we now, as a country, what you sacrificed for us to be? Are we worth, as a country, worth what you gave up? … ”

He continued: “I do wonder sometimes what those women and men who died on behalf of this country would say. … When we reflect on the state of our politics, was it worth dying for? When we reflect on what has become of our first amendment, was it worth losing your life over? When we reflect on the divisions in our country, these divisions that seem so intractable at times, was it worth dying for? … ”

“Have we become the country you imagined we would be when you fought and fell for us? Is this the America you dreamed of when you were taking your last breath? … ”

If you were an eighteen-year-old boy traveling aboard a “Higgins boat” headed for Normandy, nauseous from the rough seas, frightened out of your mind because you knew you might lose your life in the next few hours, would it be worth it?

Perhaps five months ago, when we had a patriotic president who loved America, the answer might have been yes. But what if they were shown a clip of Biden or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spewing their stupidity? Desperately trying to take away our liberties for the sake of political power? Or Dr. Anthony Fauci conspiring with his cronies in the world scientific community to turn the lab leak theory into a conspiracy theory? What if they were shown a clip of Rep. Adam Schiff trying to impeach a president over what he knew to be lies? What would they think about H.R. 1, the Democrats’ latest attempt to consolidate power for years to come?

The answer might be no. Because they would see that the most dangerous threat America faces today is our own government.

Biden Managed a Trifecta of Stupid in His Tulsa Massacre Speech

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President Joe Biden traveled to Tulsa Oklahoma on Tuesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. His comments ranged from the ludicrous to the downright dangerous. We’ll start with the ludicrous.

In the clip below, Biden says: “You turn on the stations… I don’t know many commercials you see … two to three out of five have mixed race couples in them. That’s not by accident. They’re selling soap, man.”

Maybe he meant to say “hope” and mistakenly said “soap.” Perhaps I’m being overly critical and should have compassion for an old man who suffers from dementia. But can America really afford to have a leader with dementia?

This man is going to face Russian President Vladimir Putin in two weeks. And at some point, he’ll meet with the most dangerous, ruthless man on the planet, Xi Jinping.

Moving on, Biden said, “According to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today. Not ISIS, not Al Qaeda, white supremacy. That’s not me. That’s the intelligence community.”

Well, if that’s what the intelligence community really concludes, they should all be fired and replaced.

Our President continues: “Look around at hate crimes against Asian Americans and Jewish Americans. Hate never goes away. Hate only hides. … My administration will soon lay out our broader strategy to counter domestic terrorism and the violence driven by the most heinous hate crimes and other forms of bigotry.”

I’m not denying that white supremacy is an evil ideology, but it is far from the most lethal threat we face. The most deadly threats to the U.S. are currently China, Russia, and the violence caused by gangs and the drug cartels which the Biden Administration’s open border policy has just exacerbated. Any threat assessment that leaves out all of the above is disingenuous.

The President needs to take a closer look at the statistics which show that black Americans commit, both proportionately and in number, far more hate crimes against Asian Americans than any other race.

And it’s not only white supremacists who are behind the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. The flag-bearing, pro-Palestinians we’re seeing in the news don’t look all that white to me.

Consider the blatant anti-Semitic statements coming from Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the tolerance of those remarks by a large portion of other party members. And, in case Biden was wondering, the world noticed his own rather tepid support of Israel during the recent hostilities with Hamas.

Anti-Semitic sentiment in the U.S. is NOT coming from the Republican Party that Biden’s comments were targeting.

Biden leaves out the Democrats’ war against whites. I would argue that the party’s embrace of wokeism might be the most serious threat of all. It’s certainly done more to divide Americans than anything else.

Biden then makes a very racist, insulting remark, although he won’t be called out for it. He said, “…young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don’t have lawyers, they don’t have accountants …” This comment is similar in substance to the Democrats’ argument that requiring voters to present ID suppresses the minority vote. This Democratic narrative is based on the assumption that blacks aren’t as smart or as capable as whites. I’ve never understood why blacks aren’t offended by that.

Biden, whose administration has done more to subvert America in less than five months than white supremacists could ever do, should not be lecturing us on what great nations do.

I’ll tell you what great nations don’t do. They don’t try to punish their citizens for atrocities that happened long before they were born. They don’t try to rewrite history. They don’t try to persecute their political enemies. Nor do they base their policy decisions on what will cement their power for generations to come.

The most dangerous threat we face today is our current government.

Man Poses as Pro-Hamas Activist on College Campus; Finds Overwhelming Support Among Students

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Ami Horowitz is most definitely a conservative. He is known for conducting “man on the street” interviews to gauge public sentiment on the issues of the day.

Horowitz, a modern Orthodox Jew, traveled to Portland State University in deep blue Portland, Oregon, to film his most recent video, “Watch me raise money for Hamas to kill Jews.”

Posing as a pro-Hamas activist, he approaches students, tells them he’s seeking donations to destroy Israel and the students, amazingly, are completely receptive. They tell Horowitz: “Okay awesome!” and “Hey good luck.”

In the brief course of the video, he explains to numerous students that: “We’re raising money for American Friends of Hamas. … We’re not your father’s terrorist organization. We’ve kind of evolved beyond that. … We’ve kind of rebuilt and rebranded ourselves.”

“Hamas is where it’s at. We’re raising money to do what we do as Hamas. We want to fund operations against Israel,” Horowitz tells a pair of students. “The types of attacks we’re talking about are – cafes and schools, you know, soft targets. … Make em feel it.”

To others, he adds, “Hospitals … Shopping malls … Civilian populations … Places of worship. This is the kind of stuff we’re talking about.” They understand completely.

“This is the only way you can fight back really. Suicide bombers are all we’ve got. It’s the poor man’s F-15.”

“Right, right,” replies a student.

“We’re essentially the logical extension of BDS. It’s like BDS, the next level, that’s what we’re doing. We’re like BDS plus.” Heads nod in complete approval.

“We’re looking to wipe Israel off the map. We’re looking to destroy Israel. We don’t want just Gaza. We want to have all of Israel,” Horowitz says.

The student totally gets it because, “I’ve actually been learning about it, in this last school year, about everything that’s going on over there. I like the sound of what you’re doing. It sounds like a great thing to do.”

“We just want to get rid of Israel. It’s for the Palestinians. … If you feel like donating to help the cause, that’d be great.”

“Definitely,” the student answers.

“This is all about peace and love. We’ve got to fight back against the oppressors. To get peace, you’ve first got to destroy some stuff, you know.”

They know.

Each of the students Horowitz spoke to were completely on board with his “worthy cause.” Donations ranged from $5 to $27. The young woman who agreed to give $27 said that’s what she had donated to [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders].

None of the students expressed opposition which doesn’t necessarily mean they all agreed with Horowitz.

He could have chosen to exclude exchanges with students who pushed back, but I tend to doubt that. By doing so, he would risk harm to his reputation.

Some of the students may have either not known enough or, in some cases, anything about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but went along because they felt intimidated or simply wanted to avoid confrontation. Others may have even disagreed with Horowitz completely, but acquiesced for the same reasons.

Additionally, Horowitz chose a university located in one of the most liberal cities in the country. However, I don’t think his video would have been dramatically different had he gone to any other college campus in the U.S.

The point of this video is that a large number of college students were perfectly willing to donate to a man who tells them he’s planning to destroy Israeli civilian areas.

While we weren’t paying attention, our children were being indoctrinated with leftist ideologies in our schools and universities.

This is a problem because the students of today will be influencing U.S. policy in the future.

In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed pro-Palestinian groups attacking Jews in major U.S. cities. We’ve seen Democratic members of Congress express solidarity with Hamas.

In his inimitable style, “The Great One,” Fox News host Mark Levin, delivers a fiery rebuke to President Joe Biden, whom he calls “the human pandemic,” and to others in his party who have remained silent as the “poison” of anti-Semitism has grown within the Democratic Party.

Levin begins: “[Rep. Rashida] Tlaib [D-MN], who in my opinion is an out of the closet anti-Semite, and she’s joined by 20 or 30 others of the hard, Marxist, Hamas wing of the Democrat party. You have Omar and AOC and Pressley and Bush. You have Bernie Sanders … The Democrats in the House of Representatives voted unanimously against sanctioning Hamas last week during a time when Hamas was firing 4,000 missiles into Israel.”

He cites the unprecedented attacks on Jews and the vandalism on synagogues and other injustices and calls out Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the attorney general, the DHS director and other administration officials for their silence. He asks, “How about the FBI director who says white supremacy is the great danger in this country. Is he blind to what’s happening? … Biden had to be lobbied by liberal Jewish groups and finally on Saturday, he put out a statement. … This is frightening.”

This is “happening all over the world,” he says, “but to be happening in the United States of America is absolutely appalling.”

Levin blames the Democratic Party, “because the Democrat Party is stirring this stuff up.” He mentions their bigoted and anti-Semitic social media posts.

He points out that “Arabs in Israel have more liberties, more due process rights, more property rights, more legal rights than Jews do in any country in any Arab or Muslim society, which means they have none.”

“And at the same time this is going on, you have Democrats embracing Black Lives Matter, which is a hate America, Marxist, anarchist, violent that is also anti-Semitic and backs the BDS movement.”

Watch the video:

The increase in anti-Semitic sentiment since Hamas began firing rockets into Israel two weeks ago is unmistakable. Even The New York Times recognizes it, which is saying something. On Wednesday, an article entitled, “U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence,” said that, since the hostilities began, “synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.” Although it’s clear whose side they’re on, at least they acknowledge what’s taking place.

Will our President acknowledge this? How about his Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who encouraged U.S. embassies to fly Black Lives Matters flags on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of “American hero” George Floyd’s death.

Will they do anything to stop it?

Afraid of What You Might Find? Stop Looking; Biden Ends Trump Admin Probe Into Covid Lab Leak Theory

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CNN reported that the Biden Administration has ended a Trump era investigation into the origins of Covid-19, according to “three sources familiar with the decision.” The inquiry was opened by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “last fall” and was recently closed because administration officials were concerned about the “quality of the evidence.”

CNN explained:

Those involved in the previously undisclosed inquiry, which was launched last fall by allies of then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, say it was an honest effort to probe what many initially dismissed: that China’s biological weapons program could have had a greater role in the pandemic’s origin in Wuhan, according to two additional sources.

But the inquiry quickly became mired in internal discord amid concerns that it was part of a broader politicized effort by the Trump administration to blame China and cherry-pick facts to prove a theory.

The decision to terminate the inquiry, which was run primarily out of the State Department’s arms control and verification bureau, was made after Biden officials were briefed on the team’s draft findings in February and March of this year, a State Department spokesperson said. Questions were raised about the legitimacy of the findings and the project was deemed to be an ineffective use of resources, explained a source familiar with the decision.

First, I think we can stop calling the probability that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab a “theory.” As the report released last week by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee indicated, “significant circumstantial evidence” points to a lab leak as the likely origin of the pandemic.

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to prove or disprove the Committee’s findings because of the CCP’s obstruction.

Second, as Sen. Tom Cotton points out in the tweet below, if the Biden Administration is so concerned about the “quality of the evidence” from the State Department probe, why haven’t they opened their own investigation?

At the Monday White House briefing, Fox News’ Peter Doocy noted Sunday’s report in The Wall Street Journal which revealed that three researchers from the Wuhan lab had fallen ill in November 2019 and were hospitalized “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness.”

He asked press secretary Jen Psaki why the Biden Administration was not conducting an investigation into the lab leak theory. She replied: “We have repeatedly called for the [World Health Organization] WHO to support an expert-driven evaluation of the pandemic’s origins that is free from interference or politicization.”

They’re hopeful that the WHO can conduct “a more helpful, transparent Phase II investigation.”

Doocy pressed the issue leading Psaki to say, “I think you’re misunderstanding how this process actually works,” The U.S. can’t be “leaping ahead of an actual international process.”

Well, why the #&*$ not? Over 600,000 Americans have died as a result of this virus.

The WHO is so trustworthy, after all. On Jan. 14, 2020, they told the world, “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus.”

After former President Donald Trump enacted a ban on flights from China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a statement which said, “there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. WHO doesn’t recommend limiting trade and movement.”

The WHO is in cahoots with China and cannot be trusted.

The CNN article says, “the inquiry also came amid a broader effort by some in the Trump administration to look for ways to blame the Chinese government for the outbreak and deflect responsibility from its own handling of the virus,”

This has become a frequently repeated talking point from the left.

The bottom line is that Americans (and the rest of the world) need to know definitively where this virus came from for two reasons.

The first is to prevent this from ever happening again.

The second, and perhaps more important of the two, is we need to know the role of the CCP in the early days of the pandemic. We need to obtain a precise timeline so that we can compare it to the actions taken by the CCP.

Why did they wait so long to disclose the fact that a deadly pathogen had escaped from the Wuhan Lab? Why did they stop domestic flights into and out of Wuhan, but continue to allow international flights out of Wuhan? Why, it’s almost as if they were trying to spread the virus to the world.

To the Biden Administration, climate change and extremism in the ranks of the U.S. military remain the existential threats to our national security.

Why would they shut down an existing State Department investigation into the origins of the coronavirus? Because they either already know how it evolved or have a pretty good idea.

And if it’s proven that China has acted in bad faith, which is almost certain, they would be forced to hold China accountable.

Yesterday, I posted about Biden’s failure to confront China over the CCP-tied hacking group Hafnium’s major cyberattack on the Microsoft Exchange Server in March. Although the company and other cybersecurity firms who have assessed the breach have attributed the attack to the group, Biden refuses to call them out.

Yet in April, the administration formally blamed the massive SolarWinds cyberattack on Russia’s SVR, the country’s foreign intelligence service in a White House fact sheet. And Biden openly attributed the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack to a hacker group called DarkSide which operates out of Russia.

Biden is a coward.

Simply put, he is afraid of what an investigation will reveal. And the actions he would have to take. For this president, ignorance is bliss.

Crazytime: 950 Military Ballots in Georgia Audit Sample – 100 Percent Went to Biden

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Steve Bannon spoke to John Fredericks, host of radio show “Outside the Beltway,” on Monday about the audit of 147,000 mail-in ballots cast in the state of Georgia during the November 2020 election.

Out of an analysis batch of 950 military ballots, Fredericks told Bannon, “Joe Biden got 950 votes, Trump zero. That’s 100 percent. That is virtually impossible.”

Fredericks said he’d had Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones as a guest on his show earlier and that Jones and a second state senator are now calling for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to get involved and work side by side with the forensic audit team.

Auditors are trying to determine if any of the ballots cast are counterfeit, he explained.

He noted that “six affidavits of veteran election officials are alleging that up to 30,000 of these 147,000 ballots are fake. Somebody printed them up on a machine and ran them through the vote counting machines.”

First, he tells Bannon, “they’re on different paper.”

Second, “they’re not folded.” These ballots are presumed to have come through the mail or from a dropbox making it inconceivable they haven’t been folded.

Third, “You’ve got the same exact bubble mark on the ballot – the same one for upwards of 30,000 ballots.”

Stunningly, “97 percent of them voting for Joe Biden, 97 percent voting for John Ossoff.”

Fourth, “the affidavits say that the bubble marks are not made by an ink pen or pencil, that they’re made by a machine. These are the things that they’re going to look at.”

Bannon laughs and Fredericks adds, “Not only that, but they were in sequential order. That means that every ballot that came in, in the mail is somehow in exact sequential order?”

Pivoting back to his earlier interview with Sen. Jones, Frederick said, “If Judge Amero [the judge who approved the audit to move forward] makes a declaratory judgement that counterfeit ballots were there, that some of them were counted twice, that’s the other possibility here, he’s going to demand that Gov. [Brian] Kemp call a special session and they’re going to start decertifying elections.”

In addition to the presidential race, these ballot anomalies may have affected down ballot races as well.

Fredericks pointed out that Sen. David Perdue, a Republican, may have won in the first ballot. (Perdue was required to win by a minimum of 2 percent in November in order to avoid the January 5 Georgia run-off. His margin of victory over his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, wound up to be only 1.8 percent. Current Sen. Jon Ossoff prevailed in January by 1.2 percent, flipping the seat.)

Close House races and state House and Senate races were likely affected as well.

These are some pretty shocking revelations. Perhaps what is most astounding is, assuming this is all proven, that the fraudsters weren’t more careful. Absentee ballots in sequential order? Different paper? One hundred percent of the sample military ballots and 97 percent of the others going to Joe Biden?

It’s possible that they’d underestimated Trump’s strength and had to work very fast to make up the deficit.

At any rate, there were additional irregularities that took place on election night that were never satisfactorily explained.

Early on Election Night, it was reported that a pipe had burst at the State Farm Arena and that it would be necessary to stop counting the votes temporarily. It turned out that a urinal had overflowed early in the morning on Election Day.

We all remember the rather remarkable videos of election workers pulling several cases of ballots out from under a table with a tablecloth after the election supervisor had dismissed most of the workers on Election Night.

If ever there was a smoking gun, that video was one. No rational explanation was ever given for that episode. The news cycle simply moved on and it was forgotten.

Fran Watson. Where have we heard that name before?

Watson spoke to then-President Donald Trump on December 23 and briefed the deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs, afterward.

Fuchs later misrepresented the phone call in a conversation with a Washington Post reporter who printed a story about the lies. It went viral.

When the Wall Street Journal published an audio recording of the call which revealed the actual words that had been said, The Post was forced to issue a rare and embarrassing correction.

For nearly three months, knowing that the original Washington Post story misquoted the President, Fran Watson and Jordan Fuchs remained silent. House Democrats even used the words Trump had not uttered in that phone call as evidence in his second impeachment trial.

The Trump legal team challenged thousands of votes they believed were fraudulent. Below is a list published by The Federalist.

  • 2,560 felons
  • 66,247 underage registrants
  • 2,423 people who were not on the state’s voter rolls
  • 4,926 voters who had registered in another state after they registered in Georgia, making them ineligible
  • 395 people who cast votes in another state for the same election
  • 15,700 voters who had filed national change of address forms without re-registering
  • 40,279 people who had moved counties without re-registering
  • 1,043 people who claimed the physical impossibility of a P.O. Box as their address
  • 98 people who registered after the deadline, and, among others
  • 10,315 people who were deceased on election day (8,718 of whom had been registered as dead before their votes were accepted)

Although anti-Trumpers inside the Georgia Secretary of State’s office have repeatedly tried to end speculation surrounding events that occurred at the Fulton County State Farm Arena ballot-counting center on Election Night, they’ve never completely succeeded.

I bet no one is more surprised about this latest turn of events than the secretary of state himself, Brad Raffensperger. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

 

PolitiFact Deletes Fact Check on Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

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The thing about “experts” in any field, and the fact-checkers who validate (or invalidate) their conclusions, is that being human, they each have their own (sometimes hidden) opinions. biases and sets of unique life circumstances which combine to shape their personal agendas. Before we can consider and ultimately accept their “facts,” we need to remember that, above all else, they are human beings, heavily influenced and motivated by their agendas.

Until now, experts, including the ubiquitous Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor and the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, and fact-checkers have told us the coronavirus had zoonotic origins, meaning that it jumped from an animal to a human, possibly at the Wuhan, China, wet market.

Those who thought it was possible the virus may have escaped from the nearby Wuhan Lab of Virology where gain-of-function research was being conducted and that the disease may have been enhanced (intensified, made more lethal) during their lab experiments, were called conspiracy theorists.

The left claimed that blaming China for the virus was racist and xenophobic.

In September, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson invited Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a virologist and former postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, onto his show. She said, “This virus, COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature. It is a man-made virus created in the lab.”

Carlson asked Yan to “give us, for a non-scientific audience, a summary of why you believe this virus came from a lab in Wuhan.”

“I can present solid scientific evidence to our audience that this virus, COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature,” Yan replied. “It is a man-made virus created in the lab.”

She said that, previously, the bat coronavirus could not affect people, but after the [lab] modifications, it became a very harmful virus.

Carlson says, “You’re saying that the Chinese government manufactured this virus if I’m hearing you correctly?”

“Yes, exactly…,” Yan says.

She explained how the evidence that it was man-made could be found in the genome itself and that “big suppression” was coming from the Chinese Communist Party.

 

 

The show went viral. The next day, PolitiFact published a fact-check with the title, “Tucker Carlson guest airs debunked conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was created in a lab.”

PolitiFact’s Daniel Funke wrote that “the claim is inaccurate and ridiculous. We rate it Pants on Fire!”

“The genetic structure of the novel coronavirus, which has been shared by thousands of scientists worldwide, rules out the possibility that it was manipulated in a lab,” Funke told readers. “Public health authorities have repeatedly said the virus was not created in a lab. Scientists believe the coronavirus originated in bats before jumping to humans. Experts have publicly rebuked Yan’s paper, and it’s unclear whether it was peer reviewed.”

Funke makes a heroic effort to disprove Yan’s claims, citing an endless number of experts, researchers and health officials. He points out that Facebook and Instagram had both flagged the video as “false information.”

“But how do we know Yan’s claims about the coronavirus are wrong — and where do they come from? Let’s review the facts,” asks Funke rhetorically.

His answer: Because “scientists worldwide have publicly shared the genetic makeup of the coronavirus thousands of times. If the virus had been altered, there would be evidence in its genome data.”

“But there isn’t. In March, several microbiology, infectious disease and evolutionary biology experts wrote in Nature — a respected scientific journal — that the genetic makeup of the coronavirus does not indicate it was altered.”

“Instead, scientists have two plausible explanations for the origin of the virus: natural selection in an animal host, or natural selection in humans after the virus jumped from animals.”

Funke never quite explains how “the genetic structure of the novel coronavirus rules out laboratory manipulation.” Just that it does.

His entire argument boils down to: ‘Because experts say so. And they’ve said so repeatedly.’

Very recently, an “awakening” if you will, seems to have begun among people who, for over a year, have refused to even consider the possibility that the coronavirus may have escaped from the Wuhan lab. “Experts” are quietly reversing their earlier positions.

Two weeks ago, pushed hard by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky during a Senate hearing, even Dr. Fauci opened the door to the lab leak theory.

Are these people trying to cover themselves ahead of a future revelation? Maybe.

Last week, PolitiFact retracted their September fact check about Yan’s remarks on Tucker Carlson’s show. An editor’s note read: “When this fact-check was first published in September 2020, PolitiFact’s sources included researchers who asserted the SARS-CoV-2 virus could not have been manipulated. That assertion is now more widely disputed. For that reason, we are removing this fact-check from our database pending a more thorough review. Currently, we consider the claim to be unsupported by evidence and in dispute. The original fact-check in its entirety is preserved below for transparency and archival purposes. Read our May 2021 report for more on the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Now, it’s looking more likely than ever that the virus originated in the lab.

Last week, Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee released a report to Fox News, which said there is growing “circumstantial evidence” that the virus came from a lab.

An article published by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that a “State Department fact sheet, issued during the final days of the Trump administration,” said three researchers from the Wuhan Lab fell ill in November 2019 and were hospitalized “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness.”

Conservatives have been suspicious all along due to the fact that a lab that had been conducting research on the virus was located nearby and that we are dealing with China, who cannot be trusted. But experts and the media told us we were wrong and the fact checkers went to town.

The parade of experts, researchers and renowned scientists, each with their own agendas, never offered an explanation for why the coronavirus couldn’t have come from the lab or why it couldn’t have been modified. Just that it couldn’t. And we were supposed to accept it.

“Pants on Fire?” I don’t think so.

In the video below, Fox News contributor and radio host Dan Bongino “gives the fact checkers at PolitiFact the verbal beatdown they deserve.”

 

This article was originally published by The Western Journal.

Biden Includes Russia, But EXCLUDES China from His Cybersecurity Executive Order; Why?

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Cybercriminals launched a very serious attack on the Microsoft Exchange Server in March. After assessing the breach, the company’s “Threat Intelligence Center” concluded with “high confidence” the attack had originated in China, from the sophisticated Chinese hacking group, Hafnium, according to the MIT Technology Review. This group is said to have ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Outside cybersecurity experts agreed with Microsoft’s findings.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on May 12, the purpose of which is “to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks.” According to the White House fact sheet, “recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline incident are a sobering reminder that U.S. public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals.”

The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy finds it very strange that the Biden Administration has yet to acknowledge publicly that China is likely behind the cyberattack on the Microsoft Exchanger Server. He points out that, in April, the administration formally blamed the massive SolarWinds attack on Russia’s SVR, the country’s foreign intelligence service in a White House fact sheet.

Biden openly attributed the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack to a hacker group called DarkSide which operates out of Russia.

That’s why the refusal of Biden Administration officials and agencies to name China as the source of the attack on the Microsoft Exchange Server strikes Dunleavy, actually many of us, as odd.

He is not exaggerating. Below, he describes the runaround he’s gotten from government agencies.

“A spokesperson for the National Security Agency told the Washington Examiner to reach out to the National Security Council. The NSC did not provide a comment. A spokesperson for DHS said to “please contact the FBI for help with this inquiry.” The FBI spokesperson said that “unfortunately, we do not have a comment.” A DOJ spokesperson said they “don’t have anything to share with you on this at this time.” A spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that “we do not have a comment on attribution.” And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not respond to a request for comment.”

At a March White House press briefing, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan was asked if China was responsible for the Microsoft attack.

Sullivan replied, “I’m not in a position, standing here today, to provide attribution. But I do pledge to you that we will be in a position to attribute that attack at some point in the near future. And we won’t hide the ball on that. We will come forward and say who we believe perpetrated the attack.”

Except that they haven’t. No individual or agency within the administration will acknowledge the obvious.

Much of China’s progress been gained through theft.

Though tensions between the U.S. and China didn’t boil over until the pandemic hit, the Chinese have been trying to gain superiority over us for decades. They’ve held their vision of becoming the world’s dominant super power in their collective consciousness for so long, their ill will toward the U.S. has become impossible to hide.

They will lie, cheat, steal, threaten and even kill to reach their goal. They’ve become the bully of the world.

Cyberattacks have become their weapon of choice in recent years. The Week addressed this topic in an article entitled, “The most famous Chinese cyberattacks: How hackers made China one of ‘the world’s pre-eminent cyber players.’”

“Used as methods of espionage, state-sponsored data breaches and server hacks pose a significant threat to global security and public safety.”

“Cybercrime worldwide has risen by 600% during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research published by business insurance company Embroker. Analysts point to China as one of the main culprits. Even before the virus hit, China had overtaken Russia as the biggest state sponsor of cyberattacks against the West, research has found – although Beijing tells a very different story.”

Yet, Biden refuses to call them out after their massive cyberattack on a U.S. company.

Is Biden afraid of Xi Jinping? It certainly looks that way. What would explain the administration-wide circle of protection around China?

Last week, a video emerged of a renowned Chinese professor who embodies the goals of the CCP.

New York based blogger Jennifer Zeng obtained the video and provided the translation of the professor’s remarks. Ping Chen told the group:

“In 2020, China won the trade war, science and technology war, and especially the biological war. The achievement is unprecedented. This is an epoch-making historical record. So for the liberal, America-worshiping cult within China, their worship of the US is actually unfounded. After this trade war and biological warfare, the US was beaten back to its original shape.”

“So I think Trump’s attempt to restore the declining international status of the US during his four years has failed. This failure is not only the failure of Trump’s personal campaign for re-election as president, but also the failure of the neo-liberalism-led globalization of the past four decades led by the US and the UK. Therefore, the development and modernization model of the US and Europe is not worthy of China’s imitation and repetition.”

Zeng directs readers to Ping’s curriculum vitae and a clip of his remarks.

Biden’s silence in the face of China’s crimes against America is a direct threat to U.S. national security.

Does anyone in his administration care?

 

This article was previously published by The Western Journal.

Satellite Images Showing Massive New Hangar Added to Remote Chinese Military Base Raise Eyebrows

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Over the last few years, satellite images have picked up the construction of a massive hangar near “Luhe-Ma’ana,” a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) bomber base located approximately 30 miles north of Nanjing in eastern China. The new facility is surrounded by high-security fencing and is “detached” from the main base.

Joseph Trevithick, who writes a column called The War Zone, has obtained satellite images of the progress of its development via Planet Lab and Google Earth, and provides some insight into what its purpose might be. He has included many of these photos in his report.

The images show that work on this “mysterious secluded facility” began in 2017. Trevithick estimates the hangar to be 265 feet long by 245 feet wide, and three stories high.

He believes that “the remote nature of the installation and its fortified perimeter indicate that it is used to support sensitive work.”

There are two layers of fencing around the perimeter. According to Trevithick, there are “guard towers and lights along the northern edge, and gates on the taxiway … that lead to Luhe-Ma’an’s main runway.”

He explains that the facility emerged “ahead of reports that one of the units at this base, the 30th Air Regiment, appeared to be operating the WZ-8, a large high-speed and high-flying rocket-powered spy drone designed to be launched in mid-air from the H-6N missile carrier aircraft. The construction has also come amid persistent rumors about the imminent public debut of China’s H-20 stealth bomber.”

“The primary aircraft based at Luhe-Ma’an are variants of the H-6 bomber, itself derived from the Soviet Tu-16 Badger, including the H-6H, H-6J, and H-6M missile carrier versions.”

Trevithick compared satellite images of this extension to existing ones at other PLAAF bomber bases, “but none of them have the same level of associated infrastructure and security measures, or as are secluded and highly developed, as the one seen at Luhe-Ma’an.”

 

 

Trevithick is skeptical that this new structure is “simply an expansion of the base’s infrastructure given the distance from the main portion, the additional security perimeter, and the unique set of self-contained facilities there. Typically, these kinds of features point to areas of military bases where uniquely sensitive activities occur.”

 

 

 

He goes into great detail about the capabilities of the WZ-8 and notes that while it’s “no longer secret,” it’s sensitivity may warrant “more specialized facilities, such as the ones at Luhe-Ma’an.”

And he points out that the location of these facilities in eastern China, provides them with “ready access to multiple areas of strategic significance in the western Pacific region.” Think Taiwan and Alaska.

 

 

Trevithick also speculates the new facility could potentially provide a new home for China’s still unveiled H-20 stealth bomber which “has reportedly been in development, at least on some level, since the early 2000s.” Though the Chinese have been very secretive about the H-20, it is “reported to be a flying wing-type design very roughly analogous to the U.S. Air Force’s B-2. The parking/runup area on the apron at the facility in question is roughly the same dimensions as the B-2.”

Reasons why this hangar may have been built to house the H-20, according to Trevithick, are its enhanced security and its ability “to fly, even just for test and evaluation purposes, from an established bomber base. A large hangar would be particularly useful to shield these aircraft from both prying eyes and the elements.”

He notes that the U.S. has built a similar facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California to prepare for the expected 2022 arrival of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber.

There’s also a chance, he says, it “is related, in some way, to the restoration of the PLAAF’s strategic nuclear mission, which formally occurred in 2017, according to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).”

Or the Luhe-Ma’an facility could have been built for something else entirely. Whatever its ultimate purpose, Trevithick is convinced the construction of this hangar and “the other associated infrastructure hidden away within its security perimeter,” are an indication that “some significant and sensitive activity [is] going on at the base.”

While it’s not clear what exactly this is meant to house, it seems evident that civilian infrastructure is not the only thing undergoing rapid construction in the country. Military installations are being expanded and hardened as China surges again. Hangers are just as important as the aircraft they house – these hold the tools, parts, fuel, and experts that keep the warplanes in service.

Regardless of what this facility was built for, it’s simply one more sign of China’s insatiable hunger for domination. It needs to be checked. And if not by the U.S., then by whom.

This is a time for strength. And we are being led by a buffoon.

As Abortion Case Looms, Biden’s Possible Court-Packing Commission Meets

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On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review the case of Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al.

Dobbs, representing the state of Mississippi, is appealing a December 2019 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mississippi passed a law in 2018 which banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s sole abortion provider, filed a lawsuit claiming this law was unconstitutional.

“Two lower courts agreed, saying an unbroken line of Supreme Court rulings dating back to Roe established that states can regulate—but not outright ban—the procedure in the pre-viability months of pregnancy,” according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone, whom The Journal considers an expert on the Supreme Court’s history of abortion rulings, said, “The fact that the justices decided to take the case indicates a willingness of at least five of them to revisit existing precedent. The only reason to hear the case would be to do that.”

Stone added that if the state prevails, “the Supreme Court would be allowing states more room to regulate abortion than at any time since Roe. The court wouldn’t have to explicitly overturn Roe and other precedents, but any ruling for the state would put significant limits on abortion rights.”

The Court will review the case in its next term which begins in October, according to the report. And a decision is expected in the spring.

This news has Republicans feeling optimistic and Democrats worried about the fate of the watershed decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which gave women the right to have an abortion.

A statement appearing on the Court’s blog read as follows:

Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana was pleased with this news and in a Twitter post, he wrote: “Every life is precious and must be protected. Since Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, more than 62 million children have been the tragic victims of abortion. It’s long past time for the Supreme Court to right this wrong and I’m glad to see the Court take up this case.”

The ACLU warned liberals that abortion rights are under attack.

California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat, finds it alarming that the Supreme Court would agree to review an abortion ban.

Obviously concerned about the possibility of Roe v. Wade being weakened or even overturned, it didn’t take long for President Joe Biden’s “Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.” to spring into action. In early April, Biden signed an executive order to form this group of bipartisan legal experts to analyze the pros and cons of Supreme Court reform. The White House website states this would include “an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals,” i.e. packing the court.

According to the executive order, “the Commission [must] complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting.

On Monday, after hearing the Supreme Court would review an abortion case, the Commission set up its first meeting for Wednesday. This would mean that their final report would be due in mid-November, around the time the Supreme Court was reviewing Dobbs v. Jackson. Hmmm.

At any rate, a week after Biden set up this Commission, Democratic lawmakers Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021. This legislation would add four justices to the Supreme Court bringing the total number of justices to 13.

At the time this bill was introduced, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “I have no intention to bring it to the floor,” according to Politico. But she didn’t close the door on it either. She told reporters, “I don’t know that that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I think it’s an idea that should be considered. … It’s not out of the question.”

Even if it were to pass the House, it likely wouldn’t go far in the Senate. It’s a radical bill and it would be difficult to find the 60 votes required for passage.

Although there are five conservative justices (I don’t consider Chief Justice John Roberts to be a conservative), it’s a bit premature for Republicans to celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Fox News‘ Tyler Olson writes: “Many experts don’t see a completely definitive overturning of Roe v. Wade in the cards for the court next year. The justices often take a slower approach to turning around major precedents. Some experts see the court’s eventual ruling on the Mississippi law as a possible first step toward overturning Roe – or a bellwether that the Republican justices may not plan to overturn it at all – depending on what exactly the court decides.”

The National Review’s Dan McLaughlin, an attorney wrote: “We shouldn’t expect Dobbs to be the case in which Roe falls. More likely, the Court could start cracking open the internal contradictions in its prior abortion jurisprudence, paving the way for more dramatic progress later — much in the way that the Court’s liberals used decisions striking down sodomy laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act to lay the legal groundwork for overturning state bans on same-sex marriage. If Chief Justice John Roberts and some of the other Republican appointees on the Court are not on board with that campaign, we will know from their opinions in Dobbs.”

This article was previously published by The Western Journal.