Can the GOP Accommodate Two Rock Stars?

September 26, 2022 American Thinker

Fresh from his deft Martha’s Vineyard gambit, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew into Kansas on Sunday to rally support for Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, now running for governor against incumbent Democrat Laura Kelly.

Saul Alinsky, the acknowledged master of forcing poseurs to honor their own policies, could not have done better than DeSantis. No political stroke in memory has succeeded in exposing liberal hypocrisy quite so effortlessly and effectively. Had the Islanders taken the 50 illegal aliens in, they might have checked DeSantis’s move and saved a little face, but they didn’t. They lived up to their most ludicrous stereotypes, calling in the National Guard and deporting the hapless Venezuelans to some sterile Army base on the mainland. It will be years before “Martha’s Vineyard” is anything but a template for a meme or a punch line to a joke.

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What the Danchenko ‘Bombshell’ Tells Us About the Media

American Spectator

Late Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon broke the explosive story that Igor Danchenko, the Russian analyst who lied to the FBI about his role in creating the discredited Steele dossier, stayed on the FBI

Journalism is as dead as my great-great grandfather

payroll as a confidential informant until just before the 2020 election.

A Google search 24 hours later features three news sources for this story in addition to the Free Beacon: Fox News, National Review, and Sky New Australia, whose headline describes the Danchenko revelation as a “bombshell announcement.” To this point, no mainstream media outlet has chosen to report on the “bombshell.”

The source for the Free Beacon’s information is a motion filed by Special Counsel John Durham in a U.S. district court in Virginia related to the admissibility of evidence in Danchenko’s upcoming trial for lying to the FBI. Buried in the motion is this provocative little gem: “In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI. The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020.” The motion does not specify what Danchenko’s role was as an informant, but in a legitimate media environment — or even the kind you see in the movies — journalists would be scrambling to discover that answer first.

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FBI agents, is THIS what you signed up for?

September 15, 2022 WND

Big Brother is counting.

On the morning after President Joe Biden’s Nuremberg-worthy speech in Philadelphia a couple weeks back, the daughter of New Jerseyan Lisa Gallagher woke her mom with some startling news.

Three armed FBI agents were at her door. “I immediately tried to throw [on] clothes. I called my husband, I was crying, my knees were shaking,” Gallagher told Fox host Tucker Carlson.

“And even though I knew I had done nothing wrong, after seeing Joe Biden’s speech the night before, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is political.’

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COVID Fascism Fizzles Out in New Zealand

American Thinker

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (she/her) held such promise. In the spring of 2020, the then 39-year-old New Zealand prime

Everyone needs a role model.

minister emerged on the world stage as the COVID drama’s anti-Trump. Ardern was calm, we were told, where Trump was capricious, compassionate where Trump was callous, and disciplined where Trump was improvisational. She was, in short, the modern major general of the emerging fascist new world order, and the media swooned.

The New York Times headlined an April 2020 op-ed, “In a Crisis, True Leaders Stand Out: Swift action, compassion and trust in science mark the most effective responses to the coronavirus.” When the “liberal” Ardern promised “the most significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ movements in modern history,” the Times praised her for her “swift and decisive action.”

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Why Kansas City Celebrates Its Least Diverse Company

September 13, 2022 The Heartlander

In Kansas City, Sept. 9 was designated “Happy Red Friday Day.” I was first made aware of the event when I drove by what is now called the Spirit of Freedom Fountain and saw that the water had been dyed red. In Kansas City’s promotional literature, the fountain is the city’s most distinctive symbol. The J.C. Nichols family installed it in 1951, dedicated it to their founding father in 1960, and funded an extensive renovation in 2014. In the wake of the George Floyd mania in June 2020, an ungrateful city stripped the Nichols name from the fountain as well as from the street that runs past it. Nichols’s sin was that a century ago, some of the extraordinary neighborhoods he was developing had ethnically restrictive codes. Those codes were normative at the time.

Normative today are codes that compel companies to make hiring decisions based on the nebulous principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Curiously, the company Red Friday celebrates, the company on whose behalf the fountain flows red, openly flouts those norms. As to the racially sensitive civic leaders who dethroned J.C. Nichols, they lead the Red Friday celebration.

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Wow! Twitter Green Lights Anti-Trans Movement

American Thinker

In the history of American social movements, September 11 may take on new significance. September 11, 2022, is the day the powers that be allowed LGBWithoutTheT to trend on Twitter. In broad daylight, lesbians and gays disassociated themselves from the transgender movement, and Twitter gave them a platform. This was a major turnaround. Just a month earlier Twitter had banned “Gays Against Groomers” for “hateful conduct.”

For those not familiar with Twitter, at a given time about five or six stories are prominently featured as “trending.” Twitter claims that trends are “tailored for you based on your location and who you follow,” but then adds a critical disclaimer: “There will be many world and local news events and conversations that will appear in your trends regardless of your personalization.”

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State Insists Chauvin Jury Was ‘Impartial,’ Mocks His Appeal

American Spectator

Said Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. of the Atlanta jury that convicted Leo Frank of murdering a 13-year-old female employee in 1913, “Mob law does not become due process of law by securing the assent of a terrified jury.” Frank was Jewish. The jurors were not necessarily anti-Semitic, but they had good reason to be terrified of the mobs that were. After Georgia Gov. John Slaton commuted Frank’s sentence from death to life imprisonment, the mobs stormed the prison, abducted Frank, and hanged him. Slaton and his wife were forced to leave the state.

The Minneapolis jurors in the April 2021 trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin had as much reason to be terrified as did the Frank jurors in Atlanta. As the world knows, Chauvin stood accused of murder in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. On April 25 of this year, attorney William Mohrman, in his brief to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, argued that Chauvin could not have hoped to get a fair trial in an environment as fraught with fear as that of Minneapolis circa 2021. By denying Chauvin a change of venue, he continued, the district court denied his client the right to an “impartial jury” as guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment.

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Why ‘Educated’ Liberal Women Are the Real Threat to Our Republic

September 9, 2022 American Thinker

When last Thursday night Joe Biden told America, “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans” threaten “the very foundations of our republic,” he missed the mark. The real threat comes from the unlikeliest of suspects: educated liberal females, or “ELFs” for short.

These are the women who will proudly vote Democrat regardless of soaring inflation, rising gas prices, rampant crime in the streets, the unchecked flood of illegal aliens, and oppressive COVID policies that have irreparably damaged all children, the poor most notably.

If NBC’s polling from April is to be believed, this is the only demographic cohort more favorably inclined to Democrats in 2022 than in 2018. Unable to sell these women on his accomplishments — there are none — Biden last week appealed to their paranoia. What made this pitch strategic is his target audience’s proven susceptibility to fear-based propaganda.

At the core of the ELFs’ vulnerability is their ignorance, if not at the top, certainly among the masses. This should not surprise. Everywhere and always, men have performed better on political knowledge tests than women (just as conservatives routinely outperform liberals and independents). Researchers exploring this particular gender gap long ago gave up on questioning whether this was true and have focused instead on why.

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How do you know if you’re a ‘MAGA Republican’?


“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” President Joe Biden warned America a week ago Thursday.

“Now, I want to be very clear, very clear up front,” Biden continued. “Not every Republican, not even the majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology.”

For those who fear they might be on Biden’s enemies list, he defined the threat more precisely. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he told us. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.”

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The Big Lies that made Trump a ‘monster’


Big Brother makes stuff up

Former President Donald Trump haunts woke America the way Kong did the natives of Skull Island. The islanders had walls to keep them safe. The swamp dwellers of D.C. have only lies.

The American left – and their establishment allies, left and right – have had to lie to keep Trump from doing to the Deep State what Kong did to Manhattan.

The lies started early. Appearing on “The View” in March 2011, Trump said of Obama, “I want him to show his birth certificate! There’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like.”



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