Democrats are Laying the Foundation for Their Next Major Propaganda Campaign Against the GOP

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Although the Democrats always maintain a steady stream of anti-Republican messaging, some efforts are more strategic and require more preparation than others. These are the major propaganda campaigns that truly move the needle.

We’ve seen the Democrats execute a handful of them since President Donald Trump first arrived on the scene. They all begin with a well-defined objective and a coordinated plan of action. The party works together and sticks together.

Because we’ve witnessed several of these from start to finish over the past six years, we’ve become adept at recognizing the signs that one has begun. You might read an article that sounds a little “off” in the New York Times, or hear an unusual remark from a Democratic politician. Then a week later, a pundit may refer to it on a cable show, and within a couple months, the entire American left is focused on it. This pattern has grown very familiar.

This strategy comes from the late communist/community organizer Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals,” which says, “Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion and to inculcate voters against evidence of your own guilt.” Alinsky drew heavily from the writings of Karl Marx and from the tactics used by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels famously pointed out that a lie, repeated a thousand times, becomes the truth.

Every propaganda campaign directed against the GOP has followed the same formula. The effort to portray then-candidate Donald Trump as a Russian asset began with Yahoo writer Michael Isikoff’s late September 2016 report that U.S. Intelligence officials were investigating ties between Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page and the Russians. Shortly afterward, a second article appeared in Mother Jones. Just before Election Day, The New York Times published another damaging story.

The questions surrounding then-President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which ultimately led to his first impeachment originated in the same way.

The Democrats are in the early stages of advancing a new narrative and it goes like this: Republications are undermining our democracy and pose the greatest existential threat to America’s future as a democracy.

Aside from the fact that America is not a democracy, but a democratic republic, these remarks are breathtaking. Hypocrisy comes to mind. The Democrats are accusing Republicans of what they themselves are doing.

An early reference to this narrative came in a March Vox article, which was entitled, “The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts.” Its lede states, “The Trump years revealed a dark truth: The Republican Party is no longer committed to democracy. These charts tell the story.” Author Zack Beauchamp writes:

The Republican Party is the biggest threat to American democracy today. It is a radical, obstructionist faction that has become hostile to the most basic democratic norm: that the other side should get to wield power when it wins elections.

A few years ago, these statements may have sounded like partisan Democratic hyperbole. But in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol and Trump’s acquittal in the Senate on the charge of inciting it, they seem more a plain description of where we’re at as a country.

But how deep does the GOP’s problem with democracy run, really? How did things get so bad? And is it likely to get worse?

On Tuesday, an article by far-left economist Robert Reich topped the page over at RealClearPolitics. Reich was terribly upset about Joe Manchin’s decision to vote against the For the People Act. The title of the piece? “American democracy is fighting for its life – and Republicans don’t care.” After glancing at the title, I thought a conservative must have written it. I was wrong.

Referring to the voter reform laws recently passed in Georgia and Florida, he wrote: “Then came the post-Trump deluge of state laws making it harder for likely Democrats to vote, and easier for Republican state legislatures to manipulate voting tallies.” Reich is living in an alternate universe.

Also on Tuesday, The New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, the one who found the dozens of American flags she saw on pickup trucks in Long Island to be so intolerable, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” I posted about her remarks here.

She told the panel: “Trump flags, and in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing, because essentially the message was clear, ‘This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.’”

“Because, you know, the Trump voters who are not going to get onboard with democracy, they’re a minority. You can marginalize them, long-term. But if we don’t take the threat seriously, then I think we’re all in really bad shape,” Gay said.

Brzezinski “totally” agreed – naturally.

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza joined Fox News’ Laura Ingraham to discuss the Democrats’ latest propaganda campaign on Monday night.

Ingraham was outraged. “The idea Dinesh that the Republicans are anti-democratic? They’re the most anti-democratic people out there. They shove these mandates down. They want us all scared. They don’t want our freedoms to be protected. In the end, they’re the oppressors.”

D’Souza said, “The left uses the rhetoric of democracy, but in reality, they don’t really believe in it. They believe that public opinion is something to be moulded from above. And this is why they’ve created this coordinated set of institutions from education to the media, ultimately to tell the public what to believe.”

Ingraham played a clip of Rep. Jim Clyburne (D-SC) who was upset that H.R. 1’s chances of passage are all but dead. His words illustrated the point perfectly. Clyburne said,  “If we’re not careful, the greatest democracy on the face of the earth will go the way of the Roman Empire.”

The Democrats want to take away all vestiges of democracy so they can maintain power for the long-term. Then, they’ll blame it on the Republicans.

Mark my words.

 

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Disconnect: While Trump Is Banned for Questioning Election, Obama Claims GOP Is ‘Rigging the Game’

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Remember the charismatic, young African-American senator from Illinois who electrified crowds with his rhetoric, who called for a new kind of politics that would heal the United States? Unfortunately, the audacity of hope quickly devolved into the audacity of bitter partisanship and division following his historic victory.

The Honorable Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States, spoke at an event sponsored by The Economic Club of Chicago on Friday where he sharply condemned the new voting reform laws passed recently in Georgia and Florida and currently under consideration in the state of Texas and elsewhere.

Republicans are “rigging the game,” Obama declared. “That’s the kind of dangerous behavior that we’re going to have to push back on.” (Time stamp: 31:42)

Addressing what he called the Jan. 6 “insurrection,” he said, “And you had one of the major American political parties not only fail to condemn some of that behavior, but embrace a patently false narrative about the election being stolen that is being still perpetuated and now that same major political party being willing to initiate legislative – you know – actions across the country – you know – where they’re saying we’re going to let partisan legislatures decide whether or not to certify an election, uh, and institute voter suppression measures directly targeted at cities in those states, so there’s a different set of rules for how votes are counted in Atlanta versus how they’re counted in the rest of Georgia.” (Time stamp: 30:30)

“I think the corporate community has a responsibility to at least call folks out on that. Because that transcends policy. …  Do the basic rules by which we all have agreed to keep this diverse, multiracial democracy functioning.” (Time stamp: 31:50)

“Are we going to stick to those rules or are we going to start rigging the game in a way that breaks it?,” he asked rhetorically? “And that’s not going to be good for business, not to mention not good for our soul.” (32:10)

 

 

Memo to Obama: What was “not good for our soul” was watching the chaos that ensued last November after Democrats changed the rules. Unprecedented numbers of absentee ballots overwhelmed the system resulting in major chain of custody issues in all of the swing states, providing a gaping opportunity for both voter and electoral fraud.

Regarding the Republicans’ failure to condemn the “behavior” on Jan. 6, my recollection is a bit different. To an almost nauseating degree, every Republication politician and pundit prefaced virtually every comment uttered about the Capitol riot with strong condemnation. It was as if they were required to issue a disclaimer before any discussion could begin.

The former president is gaslighting when he says that asking voters to show an ID is “rigging the game.” He and every other Democrat are well aware that if only legal votes had been counted, former President Donald Trump would have been reelected.

During an interview last week with New York City WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “The only reason you don’t want people to have a photo ID is that people can cheat. That’s the only rational answer as to why certain people want no photo ID requirements.”

In a Friday interview with The War Room’s Steve Bannon, Paxton claimed that, had his office not blocked several Texas counties from mailing out absentee ballots to every registered voter as they had planned, Biden would have won Texas in November.

“… [C]ertainly critical to my state and that’s why we fought off these twelve lawsuits. We had them in Houston, we had them in San Antonio, we had them in Austin, we had them in the counties where you’d have the most liberal judges,” Paxton told Bannon.

“And it was a concerted effort, nationally, with lots of money going into it, and just knowing that we had twelve lawsuits that we had to win, and if we lost one of them, like if we lost Harris County (home to Houston). Trump won by 620,000 votes in Texas. Harris County mail-in ballots that they wanted to send out were 2.5 million, those were all illegal and we were able to stop every one of them.”

“Had we not done that,” Paxton explained, “we would have been in the very same situation—we would’ve been on Election Day, I was watching on election night and I knew, when I saw what was happening in these other states, that that would’ve been Texas. We would’ve been in the same boat. We would’ve been one of those battleground states that they were counting votes in Harris County for three days and Donald Trump would’ve lost the election.”

 

 

There were too many “irregularities” in each of the swing states to count. Everyone knows that. Why else would the Democrats have fought tooth and nail to stop the forensic audit currently underway in Maricopa County, Arizona?

Now that what I call “audit fever” is starting to catch on in other swing states such as Georgia and Pennsylvania, liberal heads are exploding.

The bigger issue is the epic double standard between Democrats and Republicans. Based on the allegations made in over 1,000 sworn affidavits from poll watchers in all of the swing states, Trump questions the results of November election and so do the majority of Republicans. He is ridiculed by the press and has been banned from social media platforms.

Obama claims that by asking voters to show an ID in order to cast their vote, Republicans are trying to rig the next election. An adoring press agrees with him.

Voters around the world are asked to provide identification. I posted about voting requirements in other parts of the world on Friday here.

Identification is required for everything we do in today’s world. Why should our most sacred right as U.S. citizens be treated differently?

I know, because then Democrats can’t cheat. And if they can’t cheat, they won’t win.

Additionally, contrary to the left’s narrative, the legitimacy of the November 2020 election is not settled. In the same way that Democrats and the media worked feverishly to take the lab leak theory off the table in the early days of the pandemic, they’re trying to kill “The Big Lie” theory. It just may turn out to be “The Big Truth,” as I wrote about last week.

Please spare us your drama, Obama.

 

A previous version of this article was published by The Western Journal.

New Poll Delivers a Warning to Establishment Republicans; ‘When You Strike at a King, You Must Kill Him’

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A new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll finds that, despite the drama of Jan. 6 and the farcical Senate impeachment trial that ensued, Trump’s support remains “largely unshaken.”

The survey of 1,000 Trump voters was conducted between February 15 and 19 by landline and cell phone. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 points.

If Trump were to create a new party, 46% of those surveyed would join him, while 27% would not. The remainder were undecided.

50% say GOP should become “more loyal to Trump,” even at the cost of losing support among establishment Republicans.

19% say the party should become less loyal to Trump and more aligned with establishment Republicans.

54% expressed stronger loyalty to Trump the person than the 34% who said they were more loyal to the Republican Party.

(Note: The creation of a third party is a bad idea. The larger point is that so many remain loyal to him.)

For most Trump voters, this is personal. The results speak for themselves.

Trump is seen as a fighter. He rarely backs down. Far more than most politicians, he delivered on his campaign promises. He loves his base and they love him back. Never in my lifetime have I watched a candidate stir up so much emotion from his supporters. Perhaps most important of all, he loves America. He is the most patriotic president since Ronald Reagan.

These results may come as a surprise to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who sanctimoniously denounced the former president shortly after the Capitol riot, on the Senate floor on the afternoon of his acquittal and again two days later in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. These actions triggered calls for his resignation from the Senate leadership position he holds by Republican Party officials in his home state of Kentucky. McConnell is 79 years old and won’t face re-election until 2026.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appears frequently on Hannity and talks tough. But his words are rarely followed by actions. Following the Jan. 6 capital riot, the (mostly) cowardly senator quickly folded. He told colleagues, “All I can say is count me out. Enough is enough.” It was time to move on from the election.

These are the same people who had control of the House and the Senate for the first two years of Trump’s presidency, an opportunity they squandered in many ways. Had then-House Speaker Paul Ryan not been such an anti-Trumper, the Trump Administration could have accomplished so much more. How many times did Paul Ryan counsel Trump to leave funding for his border wall out of spending bills only to lose the opportunity forever after the 2018 midterms?

Pollsters interviewed Republican Brandon Keidl, 27, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small-business owner. “We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day. But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”

Other findings (via USA Today):

73% say Biden wasn’t legitimately elected. Most don’t want their representatives to cooperate with him, even if that means gridlock in Washington.

80% say they would be less likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supported Trump’s impeachment.

80% say the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump were motivated by political calculations, not their consciences.

62% say congressional Republicans “should do their best to stand up to Biden on major policies, even if it means little gets passed.”

26% say congressional Republicans “should do their best to work with Biden on major policies, even if it means making compromises.”

4% say the impeachment trial made them less supportive of Trump…42% say it made them more supportive…54% say it didn’t affect their support.

90% say the former president isn’t guilty of inciting an insurrection…80% say the crowd would have stormed the Capitol even if Trump hadn’t urged them to “fight like hell” at a rally outside the White House that day.

59% say they want him to run for president again in 2024…29% do not.

If he runs, 76%, would support him for the nomination…85% would vote for him in a general election.

Trump voters aren’t ready to acknowledge Joe Biden as president despite his margin of victory of 7 million votes nationwide.

The authors of the USA Today piece wrote that many “senior GOP figures who had hoped Trump’s decisive defeat for reelection and his subsequent impeachment might mean a post-Trump era was poised to begin.”

Trump’s decisive defeat? It was anything but decisive. Trump’s supporters (myself included) are finding it very hard to move on from the election because we are convinced that fraud occurred. Trying to present Biden’s victory as fact, in light of all the unexplored evidence, is just gaslighting the American public. Maybe that’s why the left tried to distract from the election results by impeaching the President again.

With over 1,000 sworn affidavits testifying that fraud had occurred, why were McConnell and so many other members of the Republican establishment so willing to accept Biden’s victory and move on?

The Republican Party does not need or want members who voted for Trump’s impeachment in the House like Liz Cheney (R-WY) or for his conviction in the Senate like Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

Did those who voted against him do so to disqualify him from running in 2024?

Very possibly.

I believe it may have been Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”

When the chips were down for Trump, he was deserted by many who should have supported him. The results of this poll indicate that, unfortunately for the RINOs, the former president still remains a king or a kingmaker inside the Republican Party.

Establishment Republicans would be wise to recognize this.