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New Poll Shows Voter Enthusiasm at a 20 Year High and It Has Democrats Nervous

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

 

Coming off the 2018 drubbing the GOP took in House races, some things started to change. Perhaps more people woke up and realized that the sham Mueller investigation was nothing more nor less than a coup attempt by parts of the FBI and Intelligence Community working as Stumabteilungen for the Democrat party. Perhaps some came to the realization that the Kavanaugh hearing was a foreshadowing of how conservative men were going to be treated in the future. Many, I think, realized that nothing would make the Democrats happier than turning us into some kind of Third World sh**hole where down was up and we had to called bearded creatures with a package “her.”

If February, a new poll was released that completely blew up the prevailing conventional wisdom about voter enthusiasm:

A new survey his company, the Tarrance Group, conducted for the centrist Republican Ripon Society uncovered an 11-point “intensity” gap among white Republicans and white Democrats.

“We had in 2010 a nine-point advantage on intensity. Going into 2014 we had a seven-point advantage on intensity, meaning our voters are more intense about voting. Right now we have an 11-point advantage,” he said. “I’ve never seen a double-digit advantage in terms of intensity to vote.”

In 2010, Republicans took control of the House. In 2014, they took over the Senate.

“Why is it 11? It’s intensity toward the president,” he explained.

A deeper plunge into the numbers, Goeas said, is even more remarkable.

For example, Republican women, who typically don’t express voting eagerness in levels as high as men, are equal for the first time, at 89 percent, he said. What’s more, on the issue of intensity, they are just three points back.

“Not only is there no gender gap, there’s no intensity gap with Republicans wanting to vote Republican this year, all driven by the president,” the strategist said.

Now a new one is out from CNN and it builds on the February poll in a way that should scare the bejeezus out of the Democrats. This is the top line. Voters today are nearly 20 points more enthusiastic about voting for president than the were in 2008 when the bloom was still on the Obama rose.

Currently 88 percent of registered voters responding to the poll in question are enthusiastic in varying degrees about voting in the 2020 presidential election; only 11 percent are not. Of the enthused super-majority, 47 percent describe themselves as extremely enthusiastic and 24 percent as very enthusiastic. Taking the “extremely” and “very” enthusiastic voters together, that’s 71 percent currently. In late October 2016, the comparable number was 46 percent (though in September 2015 it was a bit higher at 55 percent, indicating that a decent number of voters weren’t happy with the general-election options; usually enthusiasm goes up as an election approaches). At this point in the 2012 cycle, 51 percent of voters described themselves as “extremely” or “very” enthusiastic.

For me the recent benchmark of voter enthusiasm was the 2008 election that lifted Barack Obama to the presidency (I will never forget the citywide street celebration that broke out in Washington the minute he was forecast as the winner). Just before that election, 37 percent of registered voters said they were “extremely” enthusiastic about voting, with 32 percent “very” enthusiastic. That’s right: More than a year out, we’re at or above 2008 levels of voter enthusiasm. And the percentage of extremely enthusiastic folks is a lot higher.

CNN’s cross-tabs break down the enthusiasm numbers in all sorts of ways, but here’s the one that matters most: 79 percent of registered voters who give Trump a positive job-approval rating are either “extremely” (53 percent) or “very” (26 percent) enthusiastic about voting in 2020. Among registered voters who disapprove of Trump, 66 percent are “extremely” (43 percent) or “very” (23 percent) enthused. All the other cross-tabs tell a similar story: White folks are more enthusiastic about voting than nonwhite folks; old folks are more psyched than young folks; Republicans are more whipped up than Democrats.

This is how Politico frames it:

In a late-October 2016 poll, when the question was asked just before then-candidate Donald Trump’s victory, 26 percent said they were extremely enthusiastic, and 20 percent were very enthusiastic. A poll taken days ahead of the 2008 election, which had the highest turnout (as a percentage of voting-eligible population) this century, saw 37 percent say they were extremely enthusiastic, and 32 percent say they were very enthusiastic.

Digging into the crosstabs shows a slight enthusiasm gap in favor of Republicans: 76 percent of voters who lean Republican said they’re either extremely or very enthusiastic, while 69 percent of Democratic leaners answered the same. (892 registered voters; Oct. 17-20; +/- 4.0 percentage points MOE).

Another way of saying that is that the voter segments with the highest turnout rate are the most likely to vote.

I think this enthusiasm will only be more locked in by the time the election takes place. It is hard to see any outcome of the “impeachment” charade (absent a removal of President Trump) likely to dampen GOP enthusiasm. I think we’re beginning to see the Pelosi-Schiff process transform even Trump skeptics into broken glass voters. If impeachment doesn’t happen, then you will see a lot of wind go out of Democrat enthusiasm. I suspect we’ll see at least one more Supreme Court nomination before Election Day. That fight, particularly if the the battleground is over religious freedom as it will be if Amy Coney Barrett is the nominee, is going to further excite the Republican base.

Nothing in politics is sure, but right now the enthusiasm is running in our direction in numbers higher that 2010, 2014, and 2016.

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Cartoon: California’s Ballooning Gas Prices

For more information on this laughable situation, please read this article here on RedState.com – “Stunning: CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Orders Investigation To Find Out Why State’s Gasoline Prices Are So High” – I want to ask, but know it is basically a rhetorical question at this point, but WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?

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LeBron Catches the Outrage of Fans After Yelling and Walking Away During the National Anthem

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[Screenshot from NBA on ESPN, https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/1186834190869942274?]

 

On Tuesday night, ESPN tweeted a video of LeBron James yelling during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Subsequently, some fans aren’t happy.

It was the season opener for the Lakers, and before the anthem was finished, the sports star walked away, shouting, “Let’s go!”

ESPN took it to be the shout of a man fired up to win; do you?

The timing wasn’t particularly good, given the power forward’s recent controversial comments about China and free speech — he called Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweeted defense of Hong Kong freedom protests uneducated, in addition to pointing out the “negative” potential of free speech:


Thus:

In response to his pumped-up walkaway, some outraged onlookers suggested he would’ve been more respectful of the Chinese national anthem.

And there was this:

And, might I say, it’s tremendous.

Moving on…

The tweets of the unenthused:

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[Screenshot from Twitter, https://twitter.com/MaxMiller80/status/1186976698933399554?]

In reaction to Daryl’s remarks, China cut all business ties with the Rockets.

Then there was this, as reported by the Washington Examiner:

The NBA apologized to China before backlash forced NBA commissioner Adam Silver to say they stood by Morey and freedom of speech.

China has said the differences on the issue of free speech might have no “reconciliation.”

The NBA has responded to pressure from China by kicking fans out of basketball games who showed support for the Hong Kong protests and has also banned media from accessing players in China.

China has shut down the airing of the NBA preseason in its country and has threatened future business with the NBA if the league continues to speak against the Communist Party.

Good grief.

LeBron didn’t want anything else to do with the China issue:

“Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the (Morey) tweet. I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that.”

Well, now they’re talking about something else.

But it’s still him.

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Do you take LeBron’s shout over the anthem as disrespect? Or was he just too ready to rumble? Let us all know in the Comments section.

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If Conservatives Can’t Speak Out Against a 7 Year Old Being “Transitioned,” Then What the Heck Is the Point?

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Even though we’ve been swamped with impeachment lately, there are still real problems going on in the world.

One such example is that of James Younger, a now seven year old boy who’s mother is seeking to transition him into a “girl.” In an inexplicable decision, a Texas Court ruled against James’ father, giving sole custody to the mother despite evidence of abuse and manipulation on her part. For example, throughout this years long ordeal, the boy has shown himself to be fairly normal when with the father, only seemingly giving into “transgenderism” via his mother’s pressures starting at a ridiculously young age.

As my colleague Brandon Morse shared this morning, there’s now video of James at the age of three in which he explains how his mother pushed him to act like a girl, put him dresses, painted his nails, made him pretend to have long hair, and committed other manipulative acts to entertain whatever sick fantasy she’s trying to live out.

If there’s one issue you’d think conservatives across the media spectrum could rally around, you’d think it’s this. Yet, we still have a sizable number of commentators, writers, and journalists on our side avoiding the story.

And while I’m not trying to purposely single anyone out (plenty of others are just avoiding the story altogether), I need an example and this fits.

Look, I get wanting to be cautious, but by what possible justification could it somehow actually be ok to “transition” a 7 year old, of which video exists showing him admit his mother pressuring him from a very young age? I’d posit that there’s no extenuating circumstances that make that ok, even if you want to argue the minutia of actually granting custody.

Is it possible the father, in the midst of a bitter legal battle, has been shown to have his own issues leading to the jury’s decision? Sure, but that shouldn’t stop conservatives from focusing on the cardinal issue here.

This is why we lose so many cultural battles. Being unwilling to speak out because it might mean having to defend an unpopular position (and the political correctness around transgenderism makes it a tough issue to tackle) is the wrong path to go down. If we can’t stand up against this kind of stuff, then what the heck is event the point of having an alternative media? This is worth putting your platform, whether it’s the Washington Free Beacon or RedState, on the line.

I don’t care if 11 jurors or 100 jurors ruled against the father, there’s no excuse for allowing a 7 year old boy to be forcibly transitioned by his mother into a “girl.” None at all. This mother is using her child like he’s some kind of Nazi science experiment, including using him in the self-promotion of her “medical practice.”

If you are a conservative commentator, writer, or journalist and you are avoiding this story, then I have no idea what you are doing. The entire point of having conservative media is that it’s supposed to be different than the legacy media. It’s really not that hard to say “I don’t know all the facts about the custody battle here and won’t comment on that, but what I do know is that there’s no reason to allow a 7 year old to be transitioned.”

Yeah, it might mean you don’t get that next Jake Tapper retweet or backslap from Vox’s “reporter on the right,” but this is worth the battle. Everyone on the right needs to be speaking out because this stuff is rabidly being normalized and it’s the only way this gets resolved in a less than tragic manner.

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Shamed Parkland Sheriff Scott Israel Voted Out by Florida Senate Despite Democrat’s Fight to Keep Him

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National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

After the Parkland shooting which claimed the lives of many innocent high school students and teachers, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel sat on a stage next to radio show host and Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch and proceed to blame her and the National Rifle Association for everything that happened on that fateful day.

The truth was later revealed that it was Israel and his department’s incompetence and failure to act on many occasions both before and while the shooting was occurring that was the real people at fault for the atrocity. He was suspended and Florida lawmakers began the long process of deciding if he should be kicked to the curb.

According to the Sun-Sentinal, the Florida Senate did just that, but it definitely wasn’t a unanimous vote. It would appear that despite Israel’s apparent blunders, Democrats wanted to keep him in office:

The 25-15 vote was mostly along party lines with Republicans, who are a majority in the Senate and loyal to the Republican governor, generally supporting removal while most Democrats voted to reinstate the Democratic sheriff. All five Broward senators voted for reinstatement, despite the wishes of Parkland parents.

“I can stand here and I can tell you how I empathize with the Parkland parents,” said Democrat Sen. Perry Thurston said. “I’m not disregarding them. None of us would.”

Thurstan added that “95% of Broward County feels differently about the attempt to remove the sheriff.” It’s unclear where he got that number.

“We are tasked between deciding about how we feel and the dangerous precedent we leave behind,” said Democrat Sen. Kevin Rader.

According to the Sun-Sentinal, the “high standard for proof for removal had not been met” according to Rader.

Democrat Sen. Gary Farmer believed that Parkland parents and Republicans were being ruled by emotion and not rationality when it came to their desire to see Israel gone.

“Because of the horrendous and ghastly nature of that event, it’s easy to be moved by the emotion and the pleas of the parents who are still grieving and who forever will be grieving for the loss of their children,” Farmer said. “We are a country founded on rule of law. We cannot base our decision on emotion.”

Israel himself also believed that reason didn’t win the day.

“Politics won,” he told the Sun-Sentinal, adding that the “process was as a sham. It was a farce.”

Dana Loesch, whom Israel used as a scapegoat while on the infamous CNN Townhall that followed the Parkland shooting, told RedState that this is a fitting outcome for Israel.

“Scott Israel thinks he’s the victim and that his job was “stolen.” The lives of 17 innocent people were what was stolen,” Loesch told RedState. “He isn’t the victim here — the people he failed to protect are the victims. It’s why the families and his own deputies stood against him. No amount of his thuggish bullying will change that and I’ll be there at his every step to call him out every single time.”

Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland students who survived the shooting, told RedState that this was a just end to Israel’s career, and thanked the Parkland families who did lose family members for helping bring it about.

“Thanks to the tireless work of Andrew Pollack, Ryan Petty and the Parkland families, Scott Israel finally got some semblance of the justice he deserved for his deep corruption and incompetence that enabled the tragedy at my school,” Kashuv told RedState.

Kashuv also applauded the Republicans who voted to remove Israel from office and slammed the Democrats who defended him.

“Good on those in the Florida Senate who voted for his removal, and it’s an absolute shame on those who voted against. I cannot thank Governor DeSantis enough for continuing to stand by his promises to Parkland and the Parkland families,” he added.

Israel seems to believe that he’s going to retake his office during an election in 2020, but judging by the number of people who have turned against him after the truth about the shooting came out, especially the Parkland parents and students, it’s unlikely he’ll see office again.

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Squad Member Ayanna Pressley Discovers Economics and Other Adventures From the Facebook Cryptocurrency Hearing

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Yesterday’s hearing on Capitol Hill before the House Committee on Financial Services, was supposed to focus on Libra, a cryptocurrency Facebook is trying to develop. The members had a lot of concerns and rightfully so. The monopoly on the use of deadly force and the monopoly on currency are two things which nearly define the existence of a nation. Give up either and you probably deserve what happens next. But, as happens so often in Nancy Pelosi’s House, a substantive hearing was rapidly turned into something farcical by the lackwits in the Democrat caucus.

The Squad member, Ayanna Pressley probably won the internet for the observation that cryptocurrency isn’t of much use to people with no money.

“This is not about authentication,” she told Zuckerberg. “This is not about banking costs. This is about a tsunami of hurt that millions are experiencing because of a $1.6 trillion student debt crisis, because of rising health care costs and people having to use GoFundMe pages to pay medical bills. This is because of the racial and gender wealth gap.”

Pressley, who often says the “people closest to the pain should be closest to the power,” added that Zuckerberg “represent[s] the power, but I don’t think you understand the pain.”

“There’s underbanking because people are broke,” she said.

Pressley then moved on to ask if Libra would be free to users. Zuckerberg said that was the intention of the initiative, though it is still far from being established.

“So there is no fee?” Pressley asked.

“Congresswoman, that’s the goal, is to make it so that —” Zuckerberg said, as Pressley repeated the question.

“Congresswoman, the goal is to make it —” he began.

“Moving on,” Pressley cut him off.

During her questioning of Marcus over the summer, Pressley made the point that even without fees there would be inherent costs to using Libra, such as needing a smart phone and the fact that, unlike savings accounts, the money stored on the platform would not earn interest.

“If it costs money to buy Libra and cost money to use the Libra money, I fail to see how this helps people with virtually no money,” she told Zuckerberg. “You are attempting to use technology to solve what is inherently an issue of wealth.”

Know what else isn’t of any use to you if you don’t have money? Food. Clothing. Shelter.

Maxine Waters was drumming up business for whatever race hustlers are still in the business (truth be told, I keep expecting Jesse Jackson to come out as a trans-sexual lesbian and kick off another professional shakedown organization like Rainbow-PUSH.

And Al Green got into the crazy-pants act demanding to know how many sexual deviants of various stripes Facebook employed. Zuckerberg should have just answered “a sh**load” and let it go, but then we wouldn’t have this comedy classic.

Are there any members of the LGBTQ+ community associated with this association, Mr. Zuckerberg?

Presumably white, male cryptocurrency works differently from other kinds.

There is a silver lining here. The left has convinced itself that Facebook is a conservative platform because a lot of conservative media use Facebook. The hostility Zuckerberg faced was based on this misconception that because Zuckerberg is at least trying to rein in the Social Justice Warriors that he employs that he is some kind of closeted Proud Boy or something.

Expect to see more of this in the future. Facebook is going to get more interest in Congress as the election gets closer and these assclowns are not going to get even a little bit smarter.

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Breaking: Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell Introducing Resolution to Condemn House Dems’ ‘Impeachment Inquiry’

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Republicans have finally had enough.

On Wednesday, dozens of House Republicans made their anger known and protested the closed door impeachment proceeding Democrats were conducting, holding a press conference and delaying the proceeding until they were allowed in.

Now, on Thursday, the Senate is backing up the GOP in the House.

Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that they would be introducing a resolution today to condemn the House Democrats “illegitimate impeachment inquiry.”

Like their fellows in the House, they are condemning the lack of transparency and the closed door proceedings, in addition to questioning the validity of the inquiry to begin with given that there has been no formal vote of the House in favor of such a proceeding.

From Politico:

“This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand,” Graham said this week. “I’ve got a resolution saying if you’re going to impeach the president give him the same rights that Richard Nixon had and that Bill Clinton had…what’s going on now is disgusting.” …

McConnell said he “obviously” supported the effort. His support is key because he would control whether any impeachment is basically rejected if it reaches the Senate.

Republicans and the GOP base have been very unhappy with the way the Democrats have been proceeding. Democrats have been trying to play both ends against the middle, appeasing their base by claiming they’re having an impeachment inquiry despite having no vote, while not having to put the issue or their vulnerable members in pro-Trump districts on the record in such a vote.

But in doing so, Democrats are deviating from precedent that there’s a vote before proceeding with an inquiry. If the House has the power of impeachment, as the Constitution says, then the House and only the House has that power. And the power of the House can only be shown by a formal vote, not by the pronouncement of the House Speaker or any single member of the House.

In the case of Bill Clinton, not only did you have a formal House vote for the inquiry, you had a finding by Ken Starr of 11 grounds, including perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering and abuse of power which preceded it. Now you have none of that.

On Tuesday, Graham called the process Democrats had taken unconstitutional, according to the Daily Caller.

“Here’s the point of this resolution. Any impeachment vote based on this process, to me, is illegitimate, is unconstitutional, and should be dismissed in Senate without a trial,” Graham told Fox News’ “Hannity.”

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said the resolution “puts the Senate on record condemning the house for the future of the presidency. We cannot allow future presidents and this president to be impeached based on an inquiry in the House that’s never been voted upon that does not allow the president to confront the witness against him, to call witnesses on his behalf and cross-examine people who are accusing him of misdeeds,” Graham told Sean Hannity.

He said the process denied the president basic legal rights.

“All I’m asking is give Donald Trump the same rights as Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton had when it comes to impeachment. I’m insisting that Donald Trump be given the same rights that any American has at when you’re giving a parking ticket to confront the witnesses against you, can’t be based on hearsay … ”

This is a big signal to Democrats that their efforts are going to be dead on arrival in the Senate.

And their efforts wouldn’t just be dead there, but in the 2020 election as well unless they stop the madness.

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You Think CNN is Bad? CNN-International Might be Worse!

Have you ever wondered why the legacy media incessantly report that POTUS has “diminished America’s standing in the world” over the past two years? And of course, such reporting is “verified” by media push-polls. While there are TONS of people overseas who hold the US in high esteem, certainly there are SOME people who are influenced by the constant anti-Trump messages from US media that they see broadcast 24x7x365 from the likes of CNN International, as well as foreign media such as the BBC, for that matter.

Those Americans who’ve been overseas over the past couple of years know full well that about which I’m talking. Those who’ve not need to realize the CNN-I is carried in many if not most hotels around the world and is considered by a lot of people to be the “window into” the US. (Not by me!) You cannot believe what a HORRIBLY distorted picture is presented of America and of American policies by CNN-I! What CNN is doing in America in their all-out attack on President Trump and in the process to destroy America is mirrored in their international programming, which has changed drastically in the past 3 years from eclectic international coverage (like BBC or Al Jazeera) to 24/7 shrill anti-Trump pure outrageous propaganda. Even CNN founder Ted Turner has complained in the past about the radical incompetent hateful propaganda monster that CNN has become.

CNN founder Ted Turner criticized the network he started during an interview that is set to air on Sunday, saying that it is not balanced and is too political.

Appearing on “CBS Sunday Morning” with host Ted Koppel, Turner indicated that while he does not watch CNN much anymore and does not want to criticize, he does not agree with the direction in which the left-wing network is going. “I think they’re stickin’ with politics a little too much,” Turner said. “They’d do better to have — a more balanced — agenda.”

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Watching CNN is now like listening to Josef Goebbels’ propaganda diatribes from Berlin in the 1930s. There is no pretense of unbiased journalism standards, and facts if they exist are only reported when they are twisted to serve the propaganda diatribe of overthrowing the Trump government by any means. Whatever does not suit their scripted propaganda themes simply is not reported at all (like great economic and law enforcement news!).

I’ve been watching CNN-I for the past several weeks while overseas. It’s all about impeachment and a piling on of every anti-Trump accusation made over the past two years in order to influence public opinion accordingly. These people are completely disgraceful, and they are corrupting the paltry viewership they have around the world. It’s amazing to watch the personal insults against the President that these foreign commentators relate non-stop! I have yet to see a SINGLE pro-Trump comment in all the minutes that I’ve forced myself to watch.

Given what Project Veritas has exposed about CNN’s Jeff Zucker and his blind animosity toward President Trump, IT IS OBVIOUSLY ONE BIG CENTRALLY-COORDINATED PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN!!! So ask yourself who is coordinating this 24/7/365 hate speech and sedition trying to bring down our government? Soros? The Clintons? Obama and his “non-profit” Organization for America? You’d probably be correct in naming all of these. Trump unfortunately is right when he states that the leftist media are “the enemy of the people.” It is shameful and incomprehensible what the Democrats and their paid legacy media acolytes have become; they are trying to take down and destroy America, just so they can take one-party state totalitarian control of the ruins and ashes afterward.

America has never been at greater danger, and it’s not from Russia, China, ISIS, or Al Qaida – but from the Democrats internally, including those in the legacy media like CNN-International. Fortunately, many Americans have awakened to that fact through what we have seen exposed over the past two-plus years. I pray that a majority of the American people realize this and will act against them by voting straight RED in 2020.

Ok, there are also too many corrupt Republicans in government (think Mitt Romney for starters), but at least they do not threaten to extinguish forever the constitutional freedoms and balances of the Republic the way that this new breed of Democrat socialists and communists do!

The greatest danger is inherent in the power the Democrats have to brainwash at least half of the American people by the legacy media, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and the hopelessly radicalized leftist social sciences at a majority of state and private universities all over the country. America is close to a civil war that probably will turn increasingly violent under offensive attacks from the Left across the board on all American institutions that they do not already control. That’s pretty much what Antifa is all about.

Yeah, this strayed a bit off the original topic, but think about this for a second. At least we have some perspective and direct experience in observing and dissecting legacy media and Democrat lies lately. The liars and prevaricators on CNN are easy to spot (it’s virtually all of them). Foreigners don’t generally have our experiences, and that makes propaganda outfits like CNN-I, BBC and Al Jazeera VERY effective in influencing foreign public opinion – and also reinforcing the opinions and policies of foreign elites such as those in the EU. No wonder the legacy media are able to cite foreign polls that reflect a disapproval bias against President Trump.

I’ve railed before that all federal contracts for CNN need to be rescinded, and that CNN be pulled from all US airports and public places because they are no longer a viable news source. They are complete propaganda similar to what Pravda was during the Soviet era. My advice when you travel overseas? Enjoy the sights, and keep the TV off during your trips (or at least avoid CNN-I, BBC, and Al Jazeera)!

The end.

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Majority of Americans Believe We’re On the Verge of a Second Civil War Poll Reveals

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A new poll conducted by Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service conducted a poll and found a shocking statistic that showed the majority of Americans believed that a second civil war is looming in the near future.

The poll found that when American citizens were asked to rate the current state of political civility from a scale of 0 (no political division) to 100 (political division to the point of civil war), the responses averaged around 67.23. The poll noted that 7 in 10 Americans believe that America is on the verge of a violent war with itself.

The poll did come with odd answers from those took it. The majority of people wanted compromise from political leaders but wanted leaders to stand firm in their opposition according to GU:

“Our Civility Poll finds that eighty percent of voters say that they both demand compromise from political leaders, but want political leaders who will stand up to the other side. That creates mixed messages for even the most skilled political leader trying to decide whether to be a fighter or a dealmaker,” said Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service.

This is most likely a desire for Americans to have more give from the other side while they wish their own leaders to remain immovable. This is not going to help the situation at all if both sides are expecting flexibility from their opponents while willing to give up none. Should a politician do what the voting base expects their opponents to do, it won’t sit well, and thus you may find many politicians unwilling to budge at all, furthering the divide.

Some in the media also suggest a civil war is looming, such as National Review and Foreign Policy. Others believe it has already begun, such as Rush Limbaugh, who said we are currently in a “cold civil war.”

According to Limbaugh, the Democrat establishment may be the one who drives us into violence due to their desire to obtain and retain power by any means necessary, including finding ways to kick Trump out of office and punish the civilian population for supporting him, or ideals like his.

The idea has also sprung up on social media. Oftentimes during a gun debate, ideas would be floated around about military involvement in the seizing of guns, which usually leads to the discussion of civil war and how that scenario would go.

At this time, the radicalism of the left has driven many to openly advocate for the termination of various rights outlined in the Bill of Rights. Many have stated that this will result in war as the American people will face down the government, topple it, and reinstate a new one as the founders suggested we do in the event of a tyrannical government takeover.

Other indicators that we may be approaching levels of nationwide violence is the constant escalation of violence by radical protesters on the left, including Antifa, who openly threaten political dissenters with violence, and sometimes death.

(READ: Leftists Threaten To “Bring Out The Guillotine” If Theaters Show Jordan Peterson Documentary)

 

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Matt Gaetz: ‘We Gotta Stop Thinking We Can Use Marquis of Queensbury Rules Against Angry Pack of Rabid Hyenas’

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Yesterday, I felt very discouraged over the lack of action by Republican lawmakers, particularly those in the House, to push back against the aggressive, unjust and undemocratic agenda and tactics of the Democrats. I may have spoken too soon.

As we heard, over two dozen Republican lawmakers stormed into the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where Democrats, led by Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, were set to interview Pentagon official Laura Cooper.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)  appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night and said, “We had the audacity to want to know what in the world was going on behind closed doors where Democrats have engaged in a strategy of secret interviews, selective leaks, theatrical weird performances of transcripts that never happened and then lies about whistleblowers. It’s reasonable to suggest that we would want more transparency on behalf of the people that we represent.”

Carlson asked if they had a right under Congressional rules to demand transparency.

Gaetz replied that “there are no rules, Tucker. If we had rules, Nancy Pelosi would have put this to a vote and established rules like what happened for President Clinton, like what happened for President Nixon. The Democrats want to preserve the most operational flexibility, so if they’re going to have a world with no rules, we gotta stop thinking that we can use the Marquis of Queensbury rules of engagement when we’re fighting against an angry pack of rabid hyenas. And that’s what we’re facing. And I think the President is right. As Republicans, we need to be tougher in exposing this for the kangaroo court that it is.

“Can you impeach a President without taking a vote?” asked Carlson.

He answered, “That seems to be the Democrats’ strategy…But Democrats have learned a lesson from Russia. In the Russia investigation, they did hold open hearings. We saw Robert Mueller in his failure to adequately defend his report. We saw the Corey Lewandowski hearing which was just a total disaster for Democrats. They’ve moved away from allowing Republicans to have cross examination, thorough review, check testimony against documents and timelines and they’re just trying to use the natural advantage they have with the mainstream media to have secret interviews and selective leaks. They’re trying to pollute the American electorate with these lies about the President.”

Gaetz called on Americans to contact their lawmakers. Then, he asked a rhetorical question. “Why doesn’t President Trump get the same due process from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats that Newt Gingrich and the Republicans.”

Carlson asked Gaetz how long this will go on.

“They don’t really want an extended process because they can’t withstand any review of the facts over a long period of time. I think we’re on a rocket docket to impeachment in the House. I think impeachment was a functional certainty the moment that Nancy Pelosi grabbed that gavel. Because the radical left today cannot win a fair debate or a fair election, so everything is about trying to destroy and to deplatform those who champion the America first agenda and we just got to stop reading and reacting. We’ve got to be very proactive in terms of exposing this corruption to the country.”

I applaud yesterday’s move by House Republicans. We’ve got to see much more of it. Gaetz is absolutely correct in that they had been using Marquis of Queensbury rules of engagement when in a fight against an angry pack of rabid hyenas. They’d been showing up at gun fights armed with knives. Now they realize they need to bring their guns.

House Republicans led by Jim Jordan (R-OH) are demanding to interview the whistleblower in person. I can’t imagine how it would be possible to impeach a President without the testimony of the individual who triggered it.

On Wednesday, Fox News reported the existence of a third piece of evidence that demonstrates the whistleblower’s substantial liberal bias. They don’t know what that evidence consists of yet, they just reported that it exists. The article says, “Though Fox News has learned that an additional element of possible bias was identified by the whistleblower, its nature remains unclear. Fox News has previously reported the whistleblower is a registered Democrat and had a prior work history with a senior Democrat.”

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Monday night, President Trump said the one positive thing he could say about Democrats is that they stick together and they fight. The same cannot be said about Republicans. He is so right about both of those statements.

Storming the SCIF was a good start. But Republicans need to maintain pressure on the Democrats. They must come together now and fight for the President.

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