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Marxists Have Taken Control of the California Democrat Party

From time to time, I like to promote the Combat Veterans for Congress Political Action Committee, as their cause is righteous. Their mission is to support the election of combat veterans to the US Congress because there is a need for our elected representatives to understand the total costs of combat operations – especially the human costs – in future deliberations regarding committing US military forces to overseas conflicts.

I agree wholeheartedly with almost all of their stances on issues, as they regularly publish commentary on a wide variety of topics – almost always from a constitutional conservative point of view. Here is one of those opinion pieces that I’m certain will resonate with you, too:

In 2007, four U.S. Communist groups formed an alliance, in order to first take control of the Democrat Party at every level in California, then in a number of other states, with the ultimate goal of taking control of the Democrat National Committee. The long-term plans included the indoctrination of students at all levels of public-school education, to convince millions of students that the government of the United States has been a massive failure, while at the same time, portraying a positive image of Socialism. The programmed goal was to gain the support of generations of naïve students, who would help the four Communists groups gain control of local, state, and the federal government. Their detailed plan is outlined in a document called “The Inside/Outside Project,” as described in this article.

Communists have always focused on younger generations, as this infamous quotation elucidates:

“Give me just one generation of youth and I’ll transform the world.”

                           –   Vladimir Lenin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars of the USSR

In order to support the four US Communist Groups referred to in The Inside/Outside Project, Tom Perez was selected as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee. Perez was Obama’s Radical Left Labor Secretary and longtime leader of Casa de Maryland, a Communist militant “Immigration Rights Group” that lobbies to give Illegal Aliens the right to vote. When Perez was the leader of Casa de Maryland, Hugo Chavez, the Communist President of Venezuela, and protégé of Fidel Castro, was transmitting $1 million in donations to him each year, while directing Perez to use the funds to keep the southern border wide open.

Perez has a long history of anti-white views, and has been quoted in many published articles, as stating “White people should not be entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act.” In the 2012 campaign to re-elect Obama, for the first time in US history at the Democrat Party’s National Convention, Perez took “God” out of the Democrat Party’s Platform.

Ambassador Armando Valladares, the former US Ambassador to the UN For Human Rights, identified Perez as a racist who hates the Bible, and is anti-Semitic. He said Perez’ goals are to destroy the Free Enterprise System, the Christian Society of the US, and to turn the US into a Marxist nation. Three of the four groups planning to crush the Free Enterprise System and eliminate the US Constitution are loyal to Beijing:

  • Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
  • Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
  • The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (the DSA is not closely connected to Beijing as the other three groups, but the DSA is connected to European and the Latin American Communist and Socialist Parties.

There are roughly 100 leftists (Marxists, Socialist, Communists, Progressives, and Muslim Brotherhood supporters) voting as Democrats in the House of Representatives and about 25 Democrats in the US Senate voting in concert with that leftist block in the House. Trevor London’s DVD, ”Enemies Within,” identifies each of the leftists in the House and their loyalties to radical anti-American organizations. They can be easily located by searching the Internet. Many leftist members of Congress are pictured on the Internet, seated with their arms crossed, while the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited in the House of Representatives by standing members with their right hands over their hearts.

Today, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is strongest in the cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and in the states of Connecticut, Texas, Arizona, and California. In San Diego, two CPUSA members (Carl Wood and Emiliana Sparaco) are currently running for the California Democratic Party Central Committee from Assembly Districts 76 and 80. If elected, Wood will push the “Healthy California Act” providing “Medicare For All”; a $15/hour Living Wage; and the “Green New Deal”, at a cost of $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000.00 per household, according to a study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Emiliana Sparaco traveled to Russia in 2017 as part of a US Communist delegation to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the event was keynoted by Vladimir Putin. In 2018, Sparaco led the effort to flip the 49th Congressional District from Republican to Democrat, which helped elect Mike Levin to Congress in the 49th.

In Northern California around the Sacramento area, Democrat Representative Ami Bera, who now represents the 7th Congressional District and serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee. She won several very close elections with the support of the CPUSA.

In 1996, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) leader Paul Krehbiel led the Communist/labor coalition that ousted conservative Republican Congressman “B1 Bob” Dornan from his previous safe Republican 27th CD seat in Orange County. That was the first step in a concerted effort by a Communist led campaign to turn all of Orange County’s once safe Republican Congressional Districts to Democrat seats.

In the 2018 the Ballot Harvesting Law was passed by the Democrat controlled California Legislature. Then in the 2018 Congressional election, the four above listed Communist organizations mobilized thousands of their operatives to execute the Democrat ballot harvesting program, by collecting millions of the absentee ballots from non-voting Californians, and illegally submitting them as being votes cast by California voters in certain Congressional Districts at the Registrar of Voters on election day. The four above listed Communist organizations substantially helped to defeat Republican Congressional candidates in 7 formerly safe Republican Congressional Districts. Ballot harvesting is illegal in every one of the other 49 states that consider it voter fraud, and if individuals in those states are caught perpetrating ballot harvesting, they would be indicted, tried, convicted, and possibly sent to prison.

The Democrat Socialist of America (DSA), founded in 1992, is America’s largest Marxist organization, with 60,000 dues-paying members. DSA has been strongly supporting Bernie Sanders, and been mobilizing the anti-Trump movements. In California, the DSA will be running over 150 DSA members or allies in the March 2020 primary election, to elect members of the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

Daraka Larimore-Hall, the California Deputy Democrat State Party Chairman, is a Marxist. Having a DSA Marxist in such a key position, of the largest Democratic State Party in the United States, is foreboding. Larimore-Hall has a large number of Socialist Democrat Central Committee members supporting him. The linked article above outlines how the Marxist and Communists took over the once Patriotic Democrat Party. Much of the preceding information was also sourced from that article.

In 2020, California voters will be asked again by Democrat operatives whether they need help in filling out their absentee ballots. If the voters say they are not going to vote, they will be asked again as they were asked in 2018 whether their blank absentee ballots can be picked up (by Democrat operatives).

California Republican candidates can oppose Ballot Harvesting in the 2020 primary and general elections by contacting every registered voter in their districts and requesting that they do not give their blank Absentee Ballots to anyone who asks them for their ballot. As they did in 2018, the Democrats operatives will fill out the blank absentee ballots with the name and address of the California resident who will not be voting, will illegally sign the voters’ names on the absentee ballots, and will then submit the absentee ballots at the Registrar of Voters on election day. And that will mean that the votes of Republicans will be for all practical purposes by these absentee ballots submitted on the behalf of Democrat candidates!

In Orange County California alone during the 2018 election, over 250,000 harvested ballots were submitted to the Registrar of Voters on election day. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, said in a note to supporters: “This (the loss) is a direct result of Ballot Harvesting allowed under California law for the first time. That directly caused the switch from being ahead (in 7 safe Republican Congressional races) on election night, to losing those elections two weeks later.”

Can the political machinations of the CPUSA, DSA and other Communist-oriented groups be stymied in the 2020 elections in California? Can ballot harvesting be stopped in its tracks? Are there enough fair-minded Californians left in the state to return the state to a semblance of political balance? One would think that that contemplating nearly $5 a gallon gasoline and other taxes to come would wake up a few people. It’s imperative to at least attempt to level the playing field to give Republican candidates a chance!

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Leftists Upset About Video of Trump Killing His Opposition Sure Seem Okay With Violence Against Him and His Supporters

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By now, you’ve likely heard of the video that surfaced showing the scene from the movie Kingsman, where one of the main characters goes on a violent killing spree within a hate church thanks to a signal that alters brain patterns and forces people to become violent.

My colleague, Brad Slager, covers it in-depth in his article here.

The video, which has been up on YouTube for over a year, has President Donald Trump’s head superimposed on the head of the main character, and much of the people he kills during the scene to have their heads replaced with people and logos of those on the left.

You can watch it for yourself here.

The video was allegedly played at one of Trump’s Miami resorts for his supporters during a conference. Naturally, the media has lost its mind over it and has given it unmitigated attention.

Let’s get some things out of the way before I continue.

Firstly, this is clearly a meme representative of Trump fighting off his opposition, which is both numerous and vicious. It’s not going to incite violence as some on the left are claiming, it’s clearly figurative as most memes are. No one in their right mind is advocating that Trump’s opponents be brutally murdered.

Should it have been played at a pro-Trump conference? Probably not. It does feature Hillary Clinton getting run through the neck with a disassembled gun, and CNN having a wooden stake shoved into its mouth. It’s not the best way to go about a political rally. It works as a meme, but probably not as something promoted officially.

The thing is, it’s hard to take any outrage from the media seriously, seeing as how violence against Trump and his supporters is a pretty regular occurrence, and in a very official capacity no less.

Let’s take Kathy Griffin’s severed Trump head, for instance. Or the Broadway play that depicted Trump’s assassination. Or Snoop Dogg’s music video where he points a gun at Trump’s head. You can see them pictured in the tweet below in case your memory needs jogging.

The media’s certainly does.

But most of all, let’s also not forget that Universal created and was set to release a movie titled “The Hunt” before the release was canceled due to the studio believing it was “bad timing” thanks to the El Paso shooting and backlash by Americans. You may say that Universal shut the movie down because they knew it was wrong, but that’s not the case.

They signed off on the movie, spent millions of dollars making it, and had a quickly approaching release date. They only canceled it because they were afraid that the timing would make them look bad.

In short, a major motion picture studio is actually okay with violence against its, vision of what Trump supporters are being depicted, and the only coverage is got was news about its progress and hindrance, and the typical “Republicans react” style of news reporting.

What’s more, the producer of The Hunt, Jason Blum, said in an interview that if he could relive a single day over and over again, he’d “take out the current administration.” The look on his face was very serious, and even writer Christopher Landon seemed momentarily taken aback by it.

You probably didn’t hear a thing about this, though, because the left doesn’t seem to care about violent rhetoric like this if it’s geared toward Trump or his followers.

Please, spare me the outrage about this meme video. It rings so hollowly in the face of the violence that I see promoted from the left. Especially when I even carried out against Americans.

 

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Rand Paul Calls Out Double Standard: Dem Senators Who Threatened Ukraine During Mueller Probe Should be Investigated

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called out the Democratic hypocrisy over President Donald Trump’s Ukraine phone call on “Fox and Friends” on Monday and on “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

Paul pointed out that Democrats had threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine in the past yet they didn’t seem to be bothered by their own actions. He said that if you were going to apply the same rules, Democrats should be investigated as well.

From Fox News:

“The only thing consistent about the whole discussion of people threatening Ukrainian aid is that everybody seems to be doing it — on both sides,” he said. “Joe Biden threatened the aid and then three senators wrote a letter to the Ukrainian government, and they said if you don’t continue investigating Trump, and help the Mueller investigation, we may pull back on your aid.

“We can’t have two standards,” Paul added. “Democrats get to threaten Ukrainian aid and nothing happens to them. Now they want to impeach a president over this?”

Paul was referencing Biden’s threat in 2016 while he was Vice President to withhold aid to Ukraine if they didn’t fire the prosecutor who just happened to be investigating his son Hunter’s company. Biden admitted he made the threat on video in 2018 but said the threat was because he was trying to fight corruption in Ukraine.

The other threat Paul references was a 2018 letter from three Democratic senators – Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin, (D-IL), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – in which the Senators threatened to withhold aid if Ukraine didn’t help provide assistance in the Mueller investigation against Trump.

Paul mentioned the letter on “Meet the Press” on Sunday as well, according to The Hill.

The letter was sent after a New York Times report found the investigations into Manafort in Ukraine had stalled.

Paul asserts the Democratic senators threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine in the letter if the country did not cooperate in the Mueller investigation.

The Kentucky senator said the Democratic senators’ sending of the letter needs to be examined.

“That’s a threat and that’s the same kind of stuff they’re accusing Trump of,” he said.

Of course, Democrats did more than President Donald Trump ever did, explicitly conditioning action on aid, which Trump did not do. Trump never had a quid pro quo in the call at all and the Ukrainian president said he didn’t feel pressured. Kurt Volker, the former US Special Representative for Ukraine, said Ukraine wasn’t even aware of the possibility of aid being held back, so it clearly couldn’t have operated as a threat.

Yet, Democrats want Trump impeached and are quiet on their own actions.

Paul told Fox that Americans would see this for what it was – “very partisan” – and he believed if it made it to the Senate, it would be voted down.

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Rep. Jim Jordan to the MSM: Why Won’t You Ask Democrats These Important Impeachment Questions?

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Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asks questions to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, during a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has been one of the leading Republican voices speaking out against the deceptive tactics House Intel Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been using to conduct the secretive “impeachment inquiry” currently underway in Washington, D.C.

Just last week, Jordan wrote an op/ed that was published in the USA Today slamming Democrats for their use of impeachment as a tool to oust someone from office over political disagreements. He also condemned what he called the “secrecy” of their process.

Here’s some of what he wrote:

Democrats put the nation through three years of the “Russia collusion” hoax, only for those allegations to completely unravel. Democrats have spent the past 10 months embarking on a series of partisan fishing expeditions, all in a concerted effort to take down a duly elected president. Now Democrats are accusing President Trump of orchestrating a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian government.
[…]
When we began to interview people with firsthand knowledge, the Democrats’ narrative fell apart. Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, was very clear in his testimony last week: He was aware of no quid pro quo, and the Ukrainian government never raised concerns about a quid pro quo. He testified that the U.S. officials were working at all times in the best interests of the United States and for the success and security of Ukraine.
[…]
President Trump displayed unprecedented transparency by releasing a transcript of his call with a foreign leader. However, the Democrats’ impeachment push is shrouded in secrecy. Americans deserve more. Americans deserve to know exactly how Democrats are misusing their authority to undo the results of the 2016 election.

Jordan, who is the ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, has continued to bang this drum, and over the weekend he tweeted out a number of questions directed towards Pelosi and Schiff. At the end of his rant, he asked the media why they weren’t asking them these same questions.

Indeed. Why won’t they?

Jordan asked a total of 18 questions. You can read them all in sequence by clicking here.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Climate Protester Climbs on Top of an Airplane and Does Not Help the Cause.

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You have to hand it to these climate protestors: They pull these stunts that they think will bring attention to their cause (they do) and also bring sympathy (they DO NOT) and gain them recruits.

Nope.

A really fun group called Extinction Rebellion has been staging protests in England and specifically around London. Last week, they decided to gum up the airport and try to delay people from getting to and from the terminals to make a point. One individual even decided to climb on top of an airplane to see if he could hold on at around 500 MPH at 33,000 feet.

According to The Guardian

More than 1,100 people have been arrested since the start of Extinction Rebellion’s protests this week in London, including 50 who were detained at City airport on Thursday.

Those arrested at the airport included James Brown, a partially-sighted former Paralympian who climbed on top of a British Airways aircraft, while another man, who boarded a flight to Dublin and stood up to speak about the effects of the climate crisis, was held for failing to comply with the orders of a captain. On Thursday night the Metropolitan police said there had been 1,112 arrests in
connection with the protests across London.

While the bulk of activists failed to penetrate security and get inside airport terminals, as they had hoped, protests were staged at the airport’s Docklands Light Railway station, outside its main entrance and on roads leading to the site.

Personally, I think if they want to climb on top of an airplane for a protest, let them. Have the crew inside the cabin take bets to see how long this Einstein can hold on and then pay off in free drinks to the winner.

Whatever happened to dying for the cause, lads?

Unfortunately, now that Greta Thunberg has lost the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oscar nominations have not yet come out, these protests are likely to continue, being as these folks ACTUALLY think the world is ending in 12 years.

As I pointed out in my article yesterday here at Red State [READ] CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now, if Mr. Spock got this wrong 40 years ago, you most likely got it wrong also.

Let’s face it — if you really thought the world was ending you would stop paying off your student loans, stop working and probably just hang out at a park drinking booze and coming up with whacky ideas like sitting on top of a plane.

Oh crap.

Nevermind.

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Schiff: We Might Not Need to Have the Whistleblower Testify After All

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The goalposts keep changing in the Democrats’ “who needs rules or reality” impeachment probe.

Now, after weeks of screaming about the importance of the Ukraine whistleblower and what he has to say, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is saying it “might not be necessary” to have him testify before Congress after all. Notice the “Face the Nation” interviewer, even gives him the set-up question, asking if they really needed to have the whistleblower testify.

First, Schiff claims, falsely, that President Donald Trump made death threats against the whistleblower, that before that they were going to have the whistleblower testify, but now they were reconsidering. So it’s all Trump’s fault, of course.

From Daily Caller:

“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during the call, we have the best evidence of that,” Schiff said on “Face the Nation.” “It may not be necessary to take steps that might reveal the whistleblower’s identity to do that, and we’re going to make sure we protect that whistleblower.”

Oh, really? It couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the whistleblower’s credibility has completely imploded with the reports that he worked with Joe Biden in the White House or that things he said in his complaint were shown not to be true, such as there being a quid pro quo on the call? Even the whistleblower’s own memo the day after contradicts the complaint on the question of quid pro quo, according to reports.

Notice, how now Schiff tries to diminish the importance of the whistleblower, “he wasn’t even on the call.” How nice of you to notice what we’ve been saying for weeks, why what the whistleblower says is pretty much irrelevant and why this whole effort involving him is ridiculous. Why does what he says matter at all since the people on the call completely refute what he has to say, as does the transcript?

But perhaps the biggest concern that Schiff has with the whistleblower now testifying or being interviewing by Congress is that Schiff’s contacts and those of his staff with the person have now been exposed. Schiff’s not telling the truth about them has been revealed. Indeed, questions are being raised about why the complaint was not filed until many days later, only after contact with Schiff’s committee staff member. If the whistleblower were asked about his contacts with Schiff, it might expose much more.

No wonder Schiff no longer wants the person to have to face possible questions under penalty of perjury.

This might also explain why we hear reports about the whistleblower “testifying in writing.” You can’t “testify” in writing. Testifying implies the ability to cross-examine a witness which you can’t do with a written statement. Such a move without the ability to ask questions would be inherently without due process for the president and the American people.

Schiff continues to falsely cast the call, talking about withholding of military support aid which people on the call including the Ukrainian president already said didn’t happen. He goes on to claim there was a “cover up” to put the call in a secure computer system. But there was classified information on the call since they were reportedly talking about relations with other countries. That is inherently classified. And why would you be upset that things were made more secure, given the leaks of the past? So Democrats have no problem with Hillary Clinton putting everything on a private server to avoid government review and getting rid of 30,000 emails under subpoena but they’re upset with having information held more secure, and completely obtainable by the government if need be?

Does Schiff really think he can sell this to the American people?

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Tax Rate for Billionaires Under Bernie Sanders’ New Plan: 97.5%

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Following their analysis of Bernie Sanders’ new tax plan, University of California, Berkeley professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman concluded that billionaires could face a new effective tax rate of 97.5%.

This figure dwarfs the estimated 62% effective tax rate billionaires would face under Elizabeth Warren’s plan or the 30.6% rate under Joe Biden’s. Currently, this group pays 23%.

(Note (Bloomberg): The calculations by Saez and Zucman cover state, local and federal taxes and also treat health insurance premiums that individuals pay as a tax, arguing that they are one of main drivers of inequality in the U.S.)

Determined to reduce income inequality and “spread the wealth around,” both Sanders’ and Warren’s plans include a wealth tax. Warren’s plan would “place a 2% levy on fortunes over $50 million and a 3% levy on assets over $1 billion. Sanders’ plan goes further, and starts taxing wealth of $32 million at 1%, increasing to an 8% tax on fortunes above $10 billion.”

In an email to Bloomberg, Professor Saez wrote, “With the wealth tax, you get directly at the stock instead of hitting the flow of income, making it a much more powerful de-concentration tool than income taxes.”

Professors Saez and Zucman support large tax increases for the wealthy. They have written a new book in which they argue for higher taxes. The book, entitled “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay,” is scheduled to be released on Tuesday. They have set up an interactive website which allows “users to select different tax rates to see how levies on various income groups are increasing.”

Back on the campaign trail following a recent heart attack, Sanders told supporters that his plan would likely cut the number of billionaires in the U.S. in half within 15 years and would generate approximately $4 trillion in additional tax revenue over the next ten years.

Raising taxes on the rich has traditionally been very popular with voters, the majority of whom believe that the wealthy don’t pay enough. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have exploited this. They’re trying to outdo each other in terms of how far they’ll go to stick it to the rich. In addition to raising income taxes and adding a wealth tax, some of their plans include a tax on stock and bond trades.

Since the number of billionaires in the U.S. is currently around 600, Democrats will need a lot more revenue than this to pay for all of the new social programs they’ve proposed. And that means they’ll be looking down the economic food chain to make up the difference. Don’t forget that Obama considered a couple earning over $250,000 to be rich. Try telling a New York City cop and his wife who’s a nurse that they’re rich and need to pay their fair share.

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Trump Takes Aim At The Deep South’s Last Democrat Governor

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Over the weekend, the last Democrat governor in the deep south was forced into a runoff with a Republican businessman with a lot of money behind him.

Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards was able to capture 47 percent of the vote in Louisiana’s jungle (all-in) primary, and Eddie Rispone came in second place with 27 percent. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham came in third with 24 percent of the vote.

Rispone’s win was unexpected just a few weeks ago, but a surge of spending on ads that attacked both Edwards and Abraham helped push him into second place. Also helping both him and Abraham was a series of visits from high-profile Trump allies – Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. – and a visit Friday night by President Donald Trump himself.

Trump has already come out swinging in his endorsement of Rispone.

I mentioned last week that Trump himself has a lot riding on this gubernatorial election, as it is a good test of how much the impeachment process in Washington D.C. might be affecting his base.

Morning Consult, meanwhile, has President Donald Trump with a +15 net favorability rating, and the lowest number you can find in any poll as far as approval goes is 54%. Among Republicans, his favorability is 94%.

With a gubernatorial race coming up this Saturday, and with every major candidate in the race making their support or relationship with Trump a central issue, it’s becoming a race to watch if you want to see the effect of the all the impeachment talk going on in Washington D.C.

[…]

This type of push, when there are two Republican candidates and a Democrat going into a jungle primary means that Trump isn’t just interested in beating Edwards. He’s using the state’s Republican turnout as a gauge of support for him.

It will hold true, still, and there are more than a few parallels between Trump and Rispone – as the latter has been quick to mention since the race started. Both are businessmen, neither had political experience prior to their campaigns, and both scored huge upsets to put themselves in the spotlight against the top Democrat in their race.

Now, Edwards has a tough race ahead of him, and if he can’t make the race as little about Trump as possible, it will likely be a major part of why he is defeated in November. Edwards will definitely go on the attack against Rispone, but he can’t afford to make any references to Trump because the Republicans appear highly motivated in this state right now – the state’s Senate will see a Republican supermajority and it could very well be matched up with a House supermajority if the runoffs in specific House races fall into Republican hands.

With a motivated Republican base, Edwards will attack but will also have to make it as non-partisan as possible (personal attacks on Rispone’s character have already started bubbling up). He simply can’t allow Trump to dominate the conversation, but Trump in all likelihood will try to continue to stay in the conversation.

Rispone, however, has to compete against Edwards and the state’s Republicans he pissed off when he decided to attack Abraham in the primary – something the state party cautioned any Republican against doing this election. There have been whisperings of Republicans who will stay home rather than vote for Rispone, but he needs Abraham and the other major Republicans in the state to back him up and show he can be a unifier.

And, Rispone will continue to make this race about Trump, because it was clearly successful in the primary. The Republican vote in the primary far outweighed the Democratic vote, and it looks like that enthusiasm is lingering. If the Republicans pull the win off and knock out the last Democrat governor in the Deep South, then Trump can count it as a victory and proof that his support isn’t wavering under the Democrats’ attacks in D.C.

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Greg Gutfeld and Tom Shillue Do a Masterful Roast of Adam Schiff

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Saturday Night Live used to be funny. But it’s been hit or miss for a long time, with more miss than hit.

They could take a lesson from Greg Gutfeld and Tom Shillue.

It’s too common to parody President Donald Trump.

What you really need is a parody of the man who thinks he can conduct an impeachment without a vote on an inquiry, who thinks he can hold hearings in secret and the American people wouldn’t question it.

You need a parody of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Now some might say that Schiff himself is a parody of a congress person. And while there is something to be said for that, certainly, perhaps it’s good to have one that amuses us rather than one which infuriates us.

Shillue delivered a masterful impersonation of Schiff, right down to the eyes.

If you need a laugh, here you go.

Yikes, that’s pretty much straight on. Hilariously funny and downright creepy at the same time.

Although next time, Shillue should practice how to parody leaking out of committee meetings to media.

Gutfeld is right amidst the humor.

If Schiff really thinks he can take down a president and change election results because they lost, he’s going to find some very unhappy Americans giving him a very different message come November 2020.

And that’s no joke.

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Kellyanne Conway on Fox: Joe Biden’s Now Viewed as Hunter’s Dad Rather Than Obama’s VP

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The Democratic Party has really done Joe Biden a disservice.

As 2020 looms and their chances of success remain seriously dubious, rather than focusing on providing someone America would want to elect, they’re stuck in Revolt mode.

Apparently distracted by anti-Trump furor, those across the aisle are still trying to undo 2016.

If they continue, they’ll revolutionize themselves all the way to a second November loss.

This seems obvious.

Evidently, it ain’t.

And as they attempt a dragging of Trump over Ukraine, they’re slogging poor Joe Biden through the mud.

And there go his chances of a win.

But is there more to it? Kellyanne Conway thinks so, as she explained to Fox News show Sunday Morning Futures.

Kellyanne makes quite the interesting observation: Despite Joe’s fantastic cred as the former Vice President of the United States, due to the Dems’ impeachment mania, America now sees Biden, not as a man with a gold star on his CV, but rather, as Hunter Biden’s father.

So goodbye, resume.

As reported by Bloomberg, “[H]unter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forgo all foreign work if his father is elected president.”

But to Kellyanne, he’s tardy to the max — it’s something he “should have done…quite a while ago.”

Kelly asked:

“Why isn’t Biden on top of the polls, just by saying, ‘I’m going to bring us back to the Obama years?’ Let’s keep Biden in there, because Biden made a huge mistake.”

And here’s the bottom line:

“He’s now seen in the news as Hunter Biden’s father, not as Barack Obama’s vice president.”

Man — Obama’s the Dems’ most exalted leader, and here’s his Number 2 ready to lay down some serious electoral wizardry. But he’s being cut off at the knees.

And Donald Trump doesn’t mind helping:

Kelly had another question:

“Where is President Obama? Why isn’t he out there supporting the man who served as his vice president for eight years?”

Where, indeed.

Former Vice President Joe’s turning into Joe Schmo.

And Trump’s set to win the White House onceschmo.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Whoa, Nelly: A New Poll Sees Elizabeth Warren Hoof It Past Joe Biden In The Race For 2020 Glory

Joe Biden Rats Out Hillary: He Told Her How To Handle The ‘Access Hollywood’ Thing, But She Ignored Him

Joe Biden OverWoking It: Illegal Immigrants ‘Become American’ Before Many ‘Americans Become Americans’

 

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