Things that seem to be killing America

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The death of marriage is killing America

The Daily Wire outlines the way the decline of marriage has been killing America.

In the immediate aftermath of the 2022 midterm elections — a shocking overperformance by Democratic candidates given the fact that Republicans won the national popular vote by upwards of 4.5 percent — President Joe Biden celebrated with his followers. One group in particular, he said, ought to receive credit for the Democratic victory: women. “As I said,” Biden rambled, “women in America made their voices heard, man. I said last year one of the most extraordinary things about the Dobbs decision is what was about to challenge American women when the justice said they have it in their power to basically say let’s see what they’re going to do. Well, guess what? Y’all showed up and beat the hell out of them.”

Buried in this garbled syntax was the genuine kernel of a point: Democrats’ victory was achieved largely on the back of female votes. But not all female votes — one particular type of female votes: those of single women. According to an Edison Research Network Exit Poll, married men voted Republican at a 59-39 percent clip; married women voted Republican 56-42; unmarried men voted 52-45; and unmarried women voted Democrat at a rate of 68-31.

This makes single women a more reliably Democratic voter bloc than Asian-Americans (58 percent Democrat) or Hispanic-Americans (61 percent Democrat). They’re also a far larger voter bloc than either: there are about 41.8 million never married women in the United States, another 15.1 million divorced women in the United States, and some 11.6 million widowed women in the United States. While single women vote at a lower rate than married women, they vote as a political bloc — and as they grow as a percentage of the population, this would make them the single most powerful political bloc in America.

And their constituency is growing. As marriage scholar Brad Wilcox points out, marriage rates have dropped more than 60 percent since 1970, and fertility rate is down to 1.7. The conclusion: “more than a third of today’s young adults will never marry, and about one quarter will never have children.” And generation upon generation, the percentage of girls who will marry is dropping.

The death of marriage in America is part of a broader narrative about the death of marriage in the West. America still has the highest marriage rate among other Western countries other than Hungary and Israel – but the marriage rate among all Western countries has declined markedly over the course of the last century.

So, what happened?

What Marriage Meant

To understand why so many fewer people are getting married, we must begin with a simple fact: the very definition of marriage has changed dramatically over the course of the last century. Marriage was, for nearly all of human history, predominantly built around child-bearing and child-rearing; as the Bible suggested in Genesis 1 and 2, a man would leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they would become one flesh; by doing so, human beings would be fruitful and multiply.

This was not merely normative — it was descriptive of the natural state of mankind. Virtually every known human culture has socially-approved marriage — the joining of a man and a woman. Historically speaking, many cultures showed tolerance for polygamy; almost none showed tolerance for polyandry. This is because even polygamy functions on the basis of a single man and a single woman procreating and a child being raised in the context of that dyad; the fact that the man might have several such relationships with women does not obliterate the fact that each individual dyad is indeed a dyad. There is no known culture historically that treated male-male or female-female dyads as on a societal plane with male-female couplings.

Because marriage was built around the idea of family formation, this meant that the chief attribute of marriage was duty; family was not a “voluntary association.” As historian Gertrude Himmelfarb states:

It has been a “given” of life, an immutable fact, starting before birth (in the lives of parents and grandparents) and persisting after death (in the lives of children and grandchildren). Because the family has had this involuntary, mandatory character, it has also been assumed to have the authority to carry out its primary functions: the rearing and socializing of children and the caring for its weakest and most vulnerable members, the old and the young.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Now we face the Respect for Marriage Act that criminalizes dissent of gay marriage by private citizens

With the Supreme Court’s decision to use the Obergefell versus Hodges case to override the Church and the decisions of 26 state legislatures that codified Defense of Marriage laws, the Left again used the courts as a bludgeon to force all of us into conformity with its agenda. 

Now, with a previous bludgeon having failed in the courts (that being Roe), the still-Democrat-controlled Senate had 12 traitorous Republicans provide their support to a bill that will make it illegal for private citizens to not provide assent to the gay agenda. Therefore, the Jack PhilipsMelissa KleinElaine HugueninBarronelle Stutzman, and a number of other Christians will find that their lives have been made illegal by waffling politicians.

I say “now;” however, there is still time to head this off at the pass. This bill has gone back to negotiations between the House version and the Senate version. Therefore, everyone who believes in free speech and the ability to express personal beliefs should do what I have done and contact their Senators and Congress member.

Democrat “rules for thee, not for me” in the FTX failure

The Daily Wire digs into the ways that the watchdogs (or at least the foxes) did not do a job of watching the chicken coop.

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes tale, “Silver Blaze”, the detective investigates the case of a murder of a horse trainer. At first, investigators presume that the murderer of the trainer must have been a stranger to him. But Holmes cracks the case with the revelation that a watchdog remained silent the night of the murder — a “curious incident,” as Holmes puts it, if the watchdog had been confronted by a stranger. No, Holmes concludes, the murderer must have been known to the watchdog.

We would do well to keep Holmes’ “curious incident” in mind when discussing the complete meltdown of FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange run by Sam Bankman-Fried, a man who looks like he emerged from a laboratory dedicated to the manufacture of charlatans. Bankman-Fried was, at one point, worth some $26 billion; his exchange was the second largest in the world. But he also bragged about never reading books (“I think, if you wrote a book, you f—ed up, and it should have been a six-paragraph blog post”); he lived in a “polycule” — a polyamorous semi-colony — along with nine of his executives; he wore gym shorts and T-shirts to important company events with Bill Clinton and Tony Blair; he placed at the head of human resources the girlfriend of the director of engineering and as chief operating officer his own intermittent girlfriend and as head of his associated hedge fund yet another intermittent girlfriend.

The red flags were endless.

And yet the scam continued.

In the coverage of FTX’s meltdown, many in the media have been rather slow to ask a simple question: why didn’t anybody notice that SBF was one of the most obvious scam artists of all time? Perhaps it’s the insanity of the digital age, in which those fresh out of college can be assessed as billionaires without actually showing a balance sheet. But there’s something else going on here: SBF was a key cog in a political machine dedicated to the proposition that a coalition of like-minded Left-wingers can seize the reins of capitalist enterprise and then work with friends in government to reconstruct the world.

That, after all, was what SBF was publicly attempting to do. He dumped $40 million into the midterm elections in support of Democrats; he donated $5.2 million to then-candidate Joe Biden during the 2020 election cycle. He had pledged the FTX foundation to hand out $1 billion in 2022. He did all of this in the name of supposed “effective altruism,” a philosophy in which Left-wingers seek to use capitalism in order to enrich themselves, then dump the money into favored causes. “I wanted to get rich, not because I like money but because I wanted to give that money to charity,” SBF told one interviewer.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Democrat fundraisers, like Democrat lawmakers, want “rules for thee, not for me”

As I noted from the data provided by the Washington Free Beacon, we found that (in addition to bankrolling a large part of the Democrat dreams of 2022), Bankman-Fried had devoted a large amount of effort to keeping cryptocurrency from being further regulated.

If you are sick of the prosecution of conservatives (like the raid on Mar-a-Lago and the continued political persecution of Donald Trump) while Democrats go free (like the “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” against Hillary Clinton), then step up here.

After being forced to stay home by Democrat COVID mandates and tasted free money, many in America have lost the drive to work

The Daily Wire interviews Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs fame) for his view on how America’s men have lost their will to work.

Mike Rowe told Fox News this weekend that men are becoming soft and lazy in part due to how much time they are spending on screens instead of working.

Rowe made the remarks during a brief interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson during the network’s “Patriot Awards.”

“So, I’m wrong about as much as I am right. And it’s for that reason, I hate to say, ‘I told you so,’ out loud, ever,” Rowe said. “But for 15 years, my foundation has been talking about this slow, sort of, unraveling of what we loosely call work ethic, whatever that means.”

“And I mean, last week, there was an article in The New York Times called something like how to combat the assault on modern work, and I thought it was gonna be an article about coal miners or crab fishermen or, you know, big tough jobs where the danger is real. It wasn’t. It was an article about everything from paper cuts to the non-existent pet bereavement policies that are being deemed harsh, I’m not making it up,” he continued. “And so we are, we’re in a place where 7 million able-bodied men are not only not working between the ages of 25 and [inaudible]. 7 million able-bodied men are not only not working, they’re affirmatively not looking for a job. That’s never happened in peacetime, ever.”

Rowe said that people are focusing on the wrong thing by looking at the unemployment rate when they should be looking at the number of able-bodied people who do not want to work.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

While work was never meant to take first priority, work did come before the curse of thorns

There must be a redemptive nature to work, since work preceded the curse of thorns (Genesis 3:17-18). Although there can be extremes of too much work, maybe we need to get back to tapping that redemptive source.

 

A good place for the House investigations to begin

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The ultra-lib (Sam Bankman-Fried) who took the millions invested in crypto with him to become the second-largest Democrat donor goes bankrupt

Breitbart reports on the fawning adulation of Sam Bankman-Fried by the New York Times.

The New York Times appears to be treating disgraced crypto CEO and Democrat megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried, accused of mishandling FTX customer investments on a massive scale, with kid gloves.

With questions still swirling about the amount of customer money lost and potentially misused by Bankman-Fried, the New York Times obtained access to the crypto CEO for a one-on-one interview, only to deliver little but softball questions.

Throughout the article, the Times presented Bankman-Fried’s downfall not as the result of irresponsible and potentially criminal decisions, but as honest investment mistakes.

The Times switches between softball characterizations of the crypto CEO’s activities as “expand[ing] his business interests too quickly,” and highlighting his “ambitious philanthropic operation,” along with an inexplicable ending focused on his personal hobbies, such as playing the video game Storybook Brawl, without mentioning FTX owns the game’s developer.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Since the media has convinced so many that, with the FBI holding onto the Hunter laptop since before 2020, the FBI must surely have a case in waiting — surely starting on this would not cause problems for the Democrats

If those Democrats have problems with digging into the Biden’s money tree, surely now the Democrats will not have a problem with an investigation of their most recent money tree.

Beleaguered crypto billionaire was hobnobbing at White House just six months ago

Washington Free Beacon points out how Sam Bankman-Fried came to be a Democrat powerhouse.

A cryptocurrency billionaire facing federal investigation for mishandling customer funds had high-level White House meetings just months ago, as Congress was debating how to regulate his company—and just weeks before he pledged to donate up to $1 billion to Democrats ahead of the midterm campaign.

Sam Bankman-Fried, the owner of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, met on April 22 and May 12 with top Biden adviser Steve Ricchetti, according to White House visitor logs reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. At the time, FTX was lobbying Congress and federal agencies to shape regulation of the crypto industry.

The meetings are likely to raise questions about the extent to which Bankman-Fried used the promise of political donations to nudge Democrats toward helping his firm. FTX is teetering on the brink of insolvency after announcing it could not fulfill its customers’ withdrawal request due to lack of funds. Bankman-Fried lost nearly all of his $16 billion fortune in the liquidity crunch. And his troubles might get worse. The Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating whether FTX mishandled customer deposits in order to prop up the 30-year-old entrepreneur’s hedge fund, Alameda Research, according to Bloomberg News.

It is a remarkable fall for Bankman-Fried, who has emerged as one of the Democratic Party’s biggest campaign donors. He gave more than $5 million to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, and has given millions more this cycle to the Democratic Party. In early May, between his first two visits to the White House, Bankman-Fried doled out $865,000 to the DNC, according to Federal Election Commission records. Earlier, in March, he cut three checks totalling $66,500 to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, and later in June he sent $250,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

He said in June, weeks after his most recent White House meeting, that he might give up to $1 billion to support Democrats in the midterms, though he backed away from that pledge in September.

Amid the political spending, Bankman-Fried has led an aggressive lobbying campaign in Washington related to cryptocurrency regulation. He met with Ricchetti, the White House counselor, on April 22 and May 12, according to visitor logs. He met on May 13 with Charlotte Butash, a policy adviser to the White House deputy chief of staff.

Bankman-Fried was accompanied in some of the meetings by Mark Wetjen, the head of policy and regulatory strategy at FTX, who served as commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under former president Barack Obama. Eliora Katz, FTX’s chief lobbyist, also attended the meetings but did not mention lobbying the White House in disclosures filed with Congress.

Bankman-Fried’s meetings came weeks after White House officials met with his brother, who directs the billionaire’s political operations. Gabe Bankman-Fried visited the White House on March 7 along with Jenna Narayanan, a Democratic strategist who once worked for Tom Steyer and the Democracy Alliance, a network of wealthy liberal donors who fund left-wing causes. Gabe also attended the May 13 meeting with his brother and FTX’s lobbyists.

Bankman-Fried has made no secret of his plans to influence policymakers. He told former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci in an interview last month that he has traveled to Washington, D.C., “every two or three weeks for the last year” to lobby for cryptocurrency regulations. Omitting the fact that he had donated significant amounts of money to the lawmakers he lobbied, Bankman-Fried said he was pleasantly surprised at the progress he had made.

(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon)

Odd that Bankman-Fried only came to light once he ran out of money and after financing the last Democrat defense against the red wave

You would almost think that Democrats are more worried about retaining power than they are about protecting the wealth of common people who invest with guys like Bankman-Fried.

Oops. Sam Bankman-Fried’s implosion took down Democrats’ second-biggest donor with it as the party gears up to regulate crypto

Fortune Magazine lays out how Sam Bankman-Fried distributed money through the Democrat machine (to the loss of his investors).

Fewer names have been bigger in cryptocurrencies this year than Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of crypto exchange FTX. So when it became clear this week that the curly-haired billionaire and his exchange faced a liquidity crunch, he was no longer a billionaire, and his exchange likely wasn’t solvent, it cast a shadow over the entire crypto space and sent digital currencies plummeting.

It cast a shadow in Washington, D.C., too.

The 30-year-old Bankman-Fried has been a major force in Democratic politics, ranking as the party’s second-biggest individual donor in the 2021–2022 election cycle, according to Open Secrets, with donations totaling $39.8 million. That ranks only behind George Soros (about $128 million) but ahead of many other big names, including Michael Bloomberg ($28.3 million). What’s more, he had promised to spend far more on Democrats moving forward, predicting in May that he’d fund “north of $100 million” and had a “soft ceiling” of $1 billion for the 2024 elections.

That doesn’t look nearly as likely now. He backed away from the prediction last month, describing it as “dumb” to Politico, and on Tuesday his net worth fell from $15.6 billion to potentially below $1 billion, which Bloomberg called the biggest one-day collapse it had ever seen among billionaires. Rumors are now flying in the cryptosphere that he may even go bankrupt.

Federal regulators are now reportedly investigating FTX to determine whether it harmed clients or broke financial regulations after FTX’s implosion, as it saw $5 billion of withdrawals on Sunday alone, many of them prompted by a tweet from the CEO of rival exchange Binance that he was dumping FTX-linked coins. Binance then seemed to come to FTX’s rescue on Tuesday before ditching its 11th-hour bid to buy FTX the very next day. Cryptocurrency prices fell amid concerns about FTX’s solvency and fears of a possible contagion. It’s a head-spinning turn of events for FTX, which was valued north of $30 billion at its peak; and for the crypto space, which has declined in value from $3 trillion to below $2 trillion during this year’s Crypto Winter.

(Read more at Fortune Magazine)

Therefore, as soon as the first bills come up, we need to be hyper-vigilant to make certain that crypto does not get deregulated

We already see the problems with crypto that has not been closely regulated.

We just need to make certain that this does not morph into a “Democrats release felons” story.

 

Yes, it wasn’t the wave we expected, but these four articles show it was more than the press portrays

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  1. Stephen McIntyre explains how the Balkanization of America stifled the red wave

In a series of tweets, Stephen McIntyre shows the real progress that was made during the 2022 election over the whole spectrum (and compares those figures to 2016, 2018, and 2020).

It seems the progress we made came primarily in spite of ourselves within mixed (aka non-gerrymandered) districts. This counters the trend our trend to self-segregate and concentrate our votes within existing Republican strongholds (aka the Balkanization of America).

  1. Of course, as Harris County proves, there is also the matter of Democrat cheating

As I have blogged at this site for several days, there remains the matter of Democrat cheating aided by telegraphed messages from the Republican grassroots (for proof, go here and here).

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t approve of the Harris County Elections Administrator sending 600 ballots to each of 23 polling places where past elections saw 2,500 votes cast at each of those polling places.

However, Republicans also need to not outsmart themselves. They don’t need to smugly wait until the last day to vote when early voting sits available. Certainly I didn’t. Furthermore, they shouldn’t limit themselves to knowing the locations of the Republican polling places — as long as Democrats control their county, they should know the locations of Democrat polling places, too. That way, they’ll know where the better-equipped polling places will be.

  1. “So pissed off, I cannot even see straight” — Ted Cruz blames Mitch McConnell’s allocation of money for GOP midterm losses

The Daily Caller brings out the point of view that Republican misallocation of funds played a hand in the losses through a report on Senator Ted Cruz’s assessment of Mitch McConnell’s midterm performance.

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Monday podcast, saying the GOP should have won the majority of the upper chamber and blamed McConnell for not supporting Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters.

Cruz released an episode of his podcast, titled Verdict with Ted Cruz, where he and co-host Ben Ferguson discussed the midterm elections and the GOP’s failure to recapture the Senate. Cruz mentioned his frustration, saying there was no excuse for McConnell to abandon Masters, calling it “indefensible.”

“Well, Ben, let me start off by saying I am so pissed off, I cannot even see straight,” Cruz said.

“We had an extraordinary opportunity. We had a generational opportunity. This should have been a fundamental landslide election. We should have won the House and the Senate. We should have a 30, 40, 50 vote majority in the House. We should have 53, 54, 55 Republicans in the Senate,” Cruz continued.

McConnell’s PAC reportedly yanked $8 million in campaign spending from Arizona after Masters won his primary election, according to Fox News.

Cruz was also asked if McConnell would donate to Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign in a run-off. Cruz replied he likely will, but said he believes the GOP could have won Arizona.

“Oh, look, I’m sure he will raise money and invest in the race … But if you look at this last cycle, Mitch McConnell pulled the money out of Arizona. We could have won — won Arizona. We nearly won Arizona and abandoning Blake Masters was indefensible,” Cruz said.

“Explain to me, Senator, why in a race where the polling showed that we had a legitimate chance of winning there. Why did he pull out that money from Masters who desperately needed it?” Ferguson asked Cruz.

“Because Masters said he would vote against Mitch McConnell, and so Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority. If there’s a Republican who can win, who’s not gonna support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he’d rather the Democrat win. So he pulled all the money out of Arizona,” Cruz responded.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Why the GOP’s popular-vote edge hasn’t translated to more House seats

The Washington Post explains how Republicans’ winning the popular vote in the 2022 midterms still did not translate into the “red wave.”

For many years, the manner in which our country elects its leaders has been a very favorable setup for Republicans. Not only did they win the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections despite getting fewer votes, but they also held the House in 1996 and 2012 despite getting fewer votes. Republicans have regularly won more House seats than their popular vote share would suggest — in large part thanks to their superior control of redistricting.

The 2022 election, though, looks like it will buck that trend.

Republicans appear primed to win the narrowest of House majorities — around 220-215 or 219-216 — despite possibly winning a majority of the votes nationwide and edging Democrats by around three or four percentage points.

If they do ultimately win by around three or four points, it would mean Republicans improved on their margin from the 2020 election by around six or seven points, but they were only able to add about 2 percent of seats, as the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman notes.

This has understandably led to some griping and head-scratching among Republicans who wonder how they’re struggling to win the House despite that swing. But it’s worth putting in context.

The first thing to note is that we have incomplete results. The Cook Political Report’s national popular vote tracker currently shows Republicans winning 51.5 percent of House votes to the Democrats’ 47 percent — a gap of 4.5 points. It’s safe to assume Republicans will win the popular vote by a few points, but that margin will continue to narrow as we get more results from blue-leaning states out west, especially California.

The second point is that the popular vote can be deceiving. That’s especially the case in the battle for the Senate, but it’s also true of the House.

The reason: Some districts don’t feature two major-party candidates, and as a result, those races skew the overall numbers. That’s because having no major-party opponent generally means candidates run up a much bigger margin than they otherwise would.

(Read  more at the Washington Post)

Therefore, the article above backs up the hyper-gerrymandered theory of Stephen McIntyre

It never hurts to have two sources saying essentially the same thing.

  1. Why California Republicans stopped complaining about ballot harvesting and embraced the process

The National Review outlines the means used by California Republicans to counter the Democrat advantage. Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned across the nation in places where ballot harvesting is allowed.

Following a bloodbath for Republicans in the 2018 midterms, then-House speaker Paul Ryan couldn’t believe what he had seen out in California.

“We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race,’’ Ryan — a mentor to California Republican and current House GOP head Kevin McCarthy — told the Washington Post in a post-mortem interview. “This election system they have — I can’t begin to understand what ‘ballot harvesting’ is.”

(continued)

But in 2020, California Republicans are singing a different tune, even as California governor Gavin Newsom signed a Democrat bill requiring that every registered voter in the state receive a mail-in ballot for the November elections.

Of the seven seats that Republicans lost two years ago, two in Orange County have flipped back to red — Steel’s wife, Michelle Park Steel, won in California’s 48th, while Kim defeated Cisneros in a second try — and Republicans lead by narrow margins in two more.

So what changed?

“I think one of the big areas is ballot harvesting,” California GOP spokesman Hector Barajas told National Review, crediting the pragmatic leadership of state chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson to emphasize the practice in several key races.

“We were either going to do two different things,” Barajas said of the state party’s shift in attitude. “We were either going to continue to whine, oppose valid harvesting, and lick our wounds after the election, or we were going to figure out the rules, look at the chessboard that was put before us, and figure out how to play the game.”

(continued)

But this time around, Orange County Republicans upped the ante, placing collection boxes in megachurches such as Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills and Influence Church in Anaheim, as well as targeting Vietnamese voters in Westminster and Fountain Valley.

And while California Republicans say that would rather do away with the practice all together — a position shared by California election-law expert Dr. Rick Hasen — they see it as a necessary evil, especially when locked in a high-turnout battle during COVID-19.

“The issue of ballot harvesting is we don’t like it. We don’t agree with it. However, it’d be political malpractice not to do it where the other side is doing it, and the other side has done it effectively,” California RNC committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon told National Review.

“This isn’t the debating club. This is about winning the election,” she continued.

Republicans pointed to how the law enabled the Democrat ballot harvesting machine to work in 2018, with tens of thousands in funding for operatives to hit the streets and collect ballots door-to-door and from favorable union halls.

(Read more at the National Review)

If we want to get rid of the flawed mail-in-ballot option, we need to make it odious to Democrats

When Republicans get to the point that they are out performing Democrats at ballot harvesting, then ballot harvesting will disappear.

When Republicans flip a seat or 10 with mail-in ballots, we likely will have seen the last of the COVID limitations and a drive toward in-person balloting by Democrats. Who knows, maybe they will declare that minorities will be disenfranchised without a return to in-person balloting.

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls for an investigation of Harris County election antics

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Ballots running out at 23 Republican polling places, more ballots than voters, and other issues raise the possibility of investigation

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports that Texas Governor Abbott has called for an investigation of the election irregularities within Harris County.

Nearly a week after Election Day for the 2022 midterm elections, tensions remain high over widespread issues facing Harris County voters.

For this reason, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement Monday calling for an investigation into the issues voters faced including delays, insufficient paper ballots in Republican precincts, and staffing problems. 

“I’m calling on the Secretary of State, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Texas Rangers to initiate investigations into allegations of improprieties in the way that the 2022 elections were conducted in Harris County,” Abbott said. “The allegations of election improprieties in our state’s largest county may result from anything ranging from malfeasance to blatant criminal conduct.”

“Voters in Harris County deserve to know what happened,” he added. “Integrity in the election process is essential. To achieve that standard, a thorough investigation is warranted.”

(Read opposing statements from Republican Cindy Siegel and Democrat Leah Shah at KRIV)

Odd how the main stream press (like the Houston Comical Chronicle, the Houston Disney ABC affiliate, the Houston Comcast NBC affiliate, or the rest) want to comment over the news rather than deliver it

We just got finished with an election season where Democrat Lizzie Fletcher never (as far as I observed) got interrupted as she made claims of being a pro-business/middle-of-the-road Democrat.

However, now that Republicans have filed suit against the Democrats in power (both the appointed and the elected/soon-to-be-indicted variety) for election tricks, the networks’ commentators and reporters cannot wait to the end of the statements by the Republicans. These “reporters” have to break in and insert their opinion of the value of the Republican suit. Rather than delivering the news by providing a video and audio recording of the event, they would rather speak over the live event and summarize things they have not considered.

 

Harris County Republicans find rampant cheating in the election, Part 2

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BizPacReview follows up with a summation of the antics pulled off by Harris County Democrats during the 2022 midterm elections.

On Election Day in Harris County, Texas, 23 polling sites reportedly ran out of paper, and voters were turned away from what the Harris County GOP claims were Republican strongholds, potentially disenfranchising thousands of Texans.

What’s more, the local GOP says the mayhem may have been intentional.

“If you run the math, if there were 350 people turned away from the poll, not allowed to vote and you have 782 locations, it’s not a leap of logic to believe that we are going to be in the tens of thousands of people who were wrongfully turned away,” Harris County GOP attorney Andy Taylor said at a Thursday press conference to address the issue.

In a Thursday tweet, the Texas GOP stated, “We have verified many reports of voting issues in Harris County, including delayed openings, malfunctioning equipment, and 20+ polling locations that ran out of paper.”

The party said it had “assembled a legal team” with the Harris County GOP, the Republican National Committee, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton “to address this.”

(continued)

(Read more at BizPacReview)

I first mentioned this in comments at Bunkerville. Then I posted on it as more details emerged.

I may have mentioned some of the problems in a comment at Bunkerville on the day after the eleciton. And I may have blogged in more details on the problems in a post following that. However, thankfully, there are mentions in this BPR article about legal responses to this seemingly illegal issue.

It is odd how Democrats went on for years insisting that requiring people to show drivers licenses to vote would disenfranchise them. However, these Democrats seem to think that having people wait hours in line and then turning them away does not disenfranchise them. These Democrats think that telling them to “just eat cake” and rearrange their day to go to another polling place does not disenfranchise them.

Additionally, these Democrats seem to think that having ballot counts where there are more ballots cast than voters does not point to Democrat tricks.

 

Harris County Republicans find rampant cheating in the election

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First, listen to an interview with Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt on the shenanigans in Harris County elections

In order to get the lay of the land, please listen to the following interview. Since WordPress does not seem to allow SoundCloud controls to work, you will need to advance the recording to 22:31 in order to start the interview with Senator Paul Bettencourt.

In a 10 November 2022 Facebook post, Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt excoriates Harris County Election Administration

In a Facebook post uploaded to the Senator Paul Bettencourt campaign site on 10 November 2022, Paul Bettencourt lays out the largest part of the problem:

More election chaos from Harris County Elections!! Holly Hansen of The Texan, reports that on Wednesday Harris County Votes posted on Twitter at 10:26 a.m. saying they “released the final results from all 782 polling locations.” Then Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Judge Dawn Rogers quietly granted Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ motion for an emergency Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) allowing Harris County to continue counting votes after they already claimed they completed their count!!

This is a HUGE issue because Harris County is the only county in the State of Texas that did not finish counting their votes by the 7:00 p.m. statutory deadline and they’ve had this problem more than once. Now the NEXT BIG PROBLEM is that the Judge signed the order to extend the vote count in Harris County without the Harris County Republican Party even being notified of the Zoom call or much less being on it, or again notifying the Texas Attorney General

https://thetexan.news/harris-county-obtains-court-order…/

This new order is now the subject of multiple hearings. It looks like I’m going to have to write a bill that says, as an Elections Administrator if you have ballots in your warehouse you have to deliver it to polls that run out or be subject to a criminal penalty. REALLY?! Is this what we’ve fallen to? Also, every other County in Texas had completed their vote count by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday (11/9) under law and notified the Office of the Texas Secretary of State of their numbers! This is in fact what they seem to have done Wednesday, plus, the same Judge issued a previous order Tuesday to extend voting hours till 8:00 p.m. which had to be stayed on a motion by the Attorney General at the Texas Supreme Court.

HUGE lack of transparency on election results as ALL parties should have been included on a court room hearing. The County Attorney Christian D. Menefee, EA Clifford Tatum and everyone involved should know better!!

-Senator Paul Bettencourt

More cheating unearthed in the forms

The preliminary election reconciliation form shows more votes than voters

In case a pre-Elon Musk Twitter employee gets ahold of the above tweet, here is a screen grab of the tweet:

So, this shows 3,394 more ballots than voters. If 3,000 Republicans were turned away from the 23 closed polling places and these 3,394 extra ballots all favored Democrats — that is well enough to take the 6,000 votes that Jack Cagle needed to get elected. That is more than enough to give Lina Hidalgo the 1% lead that she needed to “win” over her challenger. Heck, I am not sure what other races might be reversed if this is undone.

Other forms show 6,409 more ballots than voters. That will change the outcome of all races.

Legal action starts

The Harris County Republican Party has purportedly filed a lawsuit.

Additionally, people are being deposed by the Attorney General regarding how polling places were being refused ballots despite the election judges calling and remaining on hold for as long as 45 minutes (before being hung up on).

Harris County Democrats did not make the required notifications when they asked to continue counting ballots

Harris County Democrats did not notify the Texas Attorney General (as required) when asking for an order to continue the vote count.. Additionally, they put a dead link in the field requiring a hyperlink to their online input. Further, they did not notify the Harris County Republican Party of their intentions.

Here is the screen grab:

Reports confirm that all 23 polling stations that ran out of ballots were Republican

The Harris County polling places that ran out of ballots (some as early as 10:30 a.m.) were  all Republican strongholds according to the Harris County Republican Party. 

Here’s the screen grab:

 

Stories about election night that will brighten the conservative’s day

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GOP takes out 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria

The Hill informs us of the additional benefit of having removed 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria.

Virginia state Sen. Jen Kiggans (R) is projected to win the race for the Old Dominion’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating incumbent and Jan. 6 panel member Rep. Elaine Luria (D).

The Associated Press called the race at 11:03 p.m.

Luria’s loss is likely to be hailed by former President Trump, who had attacked her in various rallies for GOP candidates as he criticized the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Kiggans, a U.S. Navy veteran who was first elected to the Virginia state Senate in 2019, largely focused her campaign on economic issues, with inflation at a decades-high level. She also tied Luria to President Biden, who has faced low approval numbers amid the poor economic environment.

The race was rated a toss-up by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Trump won the district by just over 3 percentage points in 2016, while Biden in 2020 secured a victory by almost 5 percentage points.

This year’s redistricting, however, made the district more Republican, moving it from an R+2 lean to an R+6 and creating a more difficult environment for Luria to prevail. The new lines also include Suffolk, Va., which has a Black population of 40 percent.

Luria largely focused her campaign on military and veterans issues, tapping into her background, and abortion, which became top of mind for Democrats this summer after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

She has also warned about the threat to American democracy, leaning into her spot on the Jan. 6 panel.

(Read more sniveling and whining at The Hill)

From the numerous photos of the former candidate and the glowing description of her, one has to wonder whether these writers also worked for her campaign

You would think that the Democrats at this media outlet still want to convince us to keep out eyes off of the economy and watch the 6 January show trial.

Truth is, I think that the get-out-the-vote software companies funded by Hidalgo and similar Democrats will prove a bigger influence and a bigger story.

GOP grows support among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs according to exit polls

The Daily Wire points to an exit poll showing increased support for the GOP among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs.

The 2022 midterm elections didn’t exactly go as expected for Republicans, but there was some good news in the data collected in exit polls.

While Democrats won 76% of the black men’s vote in 2018, that margin was cut to 65% in 2022, an 11% boost for the GOP. Republicans also picked up an additional 7% from black women, according to exit poll data collected by CNN.

Democrats enjoyed a 29% edge among Latino men in 2018, but that was slashed to just 8% this time around. Latino women support also rose 14%.

Republicans also cut their margin of support from voters aged 18-29. In 2018, Democrats were +35% from that voting bloc, but that was cut to 28% in 2022. Support from 30-44 years old also went from +19 to +4.

The GOP made other inroads. Democrats enjoyed a +19 margin from women in 2018, but that fell to just +8 this year.

“When Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 election, a little more than half of voters were women and the party had a huge advantage among them. Even though women represented a similar majority of voters in 2022, Democrats’ lead appears to be cut noticeably,” CNN reported.

Republicans grew their support among men. In 2018, Republicans were +4 over Democrats. This time around, that number soared to +14.

There was another startling finding in the exit poll data. Democrats enjoyed a +33 margin among urban voters in the last midterms, but that fell to just 17% this midterm.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Don’t you know that CNN was galled to report this?

They likely buried the lead on this one very quickly.

Here’s how much campaign cash Beto O’Rourke has burned losing races up and down the ballot

Fox News reports on how much money Robert Frances “Beto” O’Rourke has gone through in all of his failed attempts at office over the years.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has burned roughly $175 million running unsuccessful campaigns for a series of different offices in just four years.

O’Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O’Rourke’s third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.

The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.

“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening. 

“That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”

While O’Rourke has lost three different races in three consecutive election cycles, he has racked up massive, and sometimes record-breaking, campaign contributions.

In 2018, O’Rourke’s campaign for Senate raised a whopping $80.3 million, according to Federal Election Commission data. The massive sum included a record-shattering $38.1 million quarterly haul raised between July 2018 and September 2018. 

O’Rourke raised another $18.6 million during his short-lived presidential campaign, which lasted a mere seven months.

And during the 2022 gubernatorial campaign, O’Rourke set more records, pulling in more than $76 million in the year since he announced his intention to run for the seat, The Texas Tribune reported. The $27.6 million his campaign raised between February and June was the largest quarterly figure ever recorded in Texas.

(Read more at Fox News)

People can almost warm their hands to that pile of burning Democrat cash

It warms the cockles of your heart to think of the successful Democrat campaigns this money might otherwise been sent. It seems that Beto might actually be an answer to Republican prayers (in that he killed more dreams of Democrats by burning the money himself).

 

Press maintains Biden must defend democracy against rising authoritarianism

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Press maintains Biden must defend democracy against rising authoritarianism, but ignores his rhetoric and his executive actions

Newsweek provided us with a bit of pro-Biden propaganda through their 8 December 2021 analysis of the Summit for Democracy, but neglects to consider the ramifications of their words.

This week, President Biden will meet with more than 100 world leaders, civil society actors and private-sector representatives for the Summit for Democracy. Biden’s focus will be on “renewing democracy in the United States and around the world,” but should also include the place where the biggest threat to democracy is emerging: the internet.

Russia and China have already proved a formidable adversary to the West by interfering in domestic processes and elections and launching offensive cyberattacks. Now, they are working together to create global cybersecurity norms at the United Nations. The Biden administration must focus on promoting global digital democracy at the Democracy Summit and defend it from authoritarians seeking to undermine the West.

Unsurprisingly, neither Russia nor China was invited to the summit, and both have derided the gathering. Both countries are infamous for promoting forms of digital authoritarianism—using information technology to surveil, repress and manipulate domestic and foreign populations. China pioneered Digital Age censorship with its “Great Firewall.” In 2014, Putin asserted that the internet is a project of the CIA, and he has more recently decided to displace the World Wide Web within its borders with a homegrown “Ru-Net.” China’s 2016 cybersecurity law aimed to censor, control data, survey people and criminalize online activities. Russia followed suit and, in 2021, Putin signed legislation further restricting social media platforms in order to protect Russia’s “digital sovereignty.” The new laws theoretically allow Russia to impose fines on platforms that do not block forbidden content such as calls for suicide, child pornography or information on drug use—but in reality, they act as a facade for Putin’s internet control.

Both Russia and China perceive the open internet as a threat to domestic stability—so they work together to control it. In 2015, the two giants signed an agreement “on cooperation in ensuring international information security.” In 2016, the two countries’ joint statement on regulating “information space” included the “principle of respecting national sovereignty in information space.” In 2019, Russia and China signed a cooperation treaty, ostensibly aimed at combating illegal content online, but which in reality was designed to curtail internet freedoms.

(Read more at Newsweek)

While neither the Red speech or his “save Democracy” speech had not happened, Biden had shown his tendency to attack rather than reconcile in his inauguration speech

Biden has had two years to be the “great uniter” and the “middle of the road Joe” he promised to be. Instead, like his model (Obama), he has gone further to the left and done more to defy the Constitution.

Just as Obama defied the Constitution through the creation of DACA, Biden has defied the Constitution through:

Additionally, from the word go, Biden has never let go of the narrative of blaming the supporters of his opponent. To Biden, we are not a United States.

Instead, we are Democrats invaded by Republicans and Independents.

Therefore, rewards go to Democrats and get denied to Republicans and Independents. Walls stop for Republicans. Cities and states of Republicans get invaded by somewhere upward of 5 million illegal aliens (since we cannot know how many got away).

Walls around the Rehoboth beach house of ONE certain Democrat deserve as much as $500K in wall-building funds. Certainly we would not want his nap to be disturbed.

 

Who will be the election deniers, Biden?

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Dementia Joe says “democracy itself” is at stake, threatened by “election deniers”

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, the faithfully left-leaning New Jersey Monitor laid out how Dementia Joe claimed that mid-term losses will fall to “election deniers” among Republicans.

President Joe Biden asked voters Wednesday night to focus on the threats candidates aligned with his predecessor pose to the foundation of U.S. democracy in the midterm elections.

In a 20-minute speech at Washington, D.C.’s  Union Station, before a Democratic audience, Biden decried a rise in political violence, and blamed former President Donald Trump for promoting a dangerous environment in which losing candidates refuse to accept election results.

“This is a path to chaos in America,” Biden said. “It’s unprecedented. It’s unlawful. And it’s un-American. As I’ve said before, you can’t love your country only when you win.”

Biden noted the midterms, in which voting ends on Tuesday, are the first national election since a mob inspired by Trump’s false claims that he was cheated out of reelection stormed the nearby U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Union Station sits just down the street from the Capitol.

The midterms give voters a chance to reject “extreme MAGA Republicans” and their efforts to undermine the electoral process, Biden said, using a term for Trump supporters. That wing of the Republican Party was a minority of the GOP, Biden said, though polling shows the vast majority of Republicans support Trump and most do not blame him for the Jan. 6 attack.

The election results will influence many major policy issues, including the economy, Social Security, safety, health care and others, Biden said. 

“It’s all important,” Biden said. “But there’s something else at stake: democracy itself.”

(Read more at the New Jersey Monitor, but I wouldn’t recommend it)

Biden made a statement at the crime-ridden Union Station, but not a word on crime

Biden mentioned Trump or Trump followers three times. However, he did not mention inflation, the monies being sent to Ukraine, the weapons going to Ukraine, the still-ongoing baby-formula crisis, the looming crisis in diesel fuel, or any of a number of other issues.

What happened to transitory inflation?

However, in light of all of these unacknowledged failures by Biden, who is more likely to be an election denier?

Will election deniers possibly come from:

  • Elitist Democrats who can’t see past their protection details to the crime crisis and the voters who oppose those Democrats in the hinterlands?
  • Would a party that seems to have tampered with a piece of evidence (against the accused 6 January 2021 pipe bomber of the Democrat headquarters) also tamper with elections?
  • Would it be the party that might stand by without comment as the office of Kari Lake gets mailed a white powder? (This includes a condemnation of all the Democrat “journalists” who covered this up.)
  • Would it be the party willing to align itself with violent elements which regularly attack Republican candidates, staffers, and volunteers? (Where is the Biden DOJ and FBI?)

Would an elitist Democrat who denies that crime remains a problem also deny elections?

The New York Post allows us to see how Kathy Hochul has worked to her own detriment by ignoring the crime epidemic in New York.

Hillary Clinton and Krazy Kat Hochul need to get on the same page concerning crime.

Is it real, as Clinton seems to believe? Or is it, as Hochul has contended, an overblown campaign distraction — promoted by “master manipulators” and “data deniers” to derail her bid to become New York’s first elected female governor?

Sisterly solidarity was the order of the day at Barnard College Thursday — with Hillary and Hochul standing shoulder-to-shoulder before a cheering, fully committed array of feminism-centric true believers.

It was one of those late-campaign events where the hype is thick, where the rhetoric is hyperbolic and where the facts don’t really matter. How very odd, then, that Hillary let the truth peek through.

Oh, for sure, the partisan newspeak was there — darkly threatening Republicans hide behind every tree in Hillaryland, and have for decades. But suddenly she slipped.

“They don’t care about keeping you safe,” she said — they being GOP candidate Lee Zeldin and his party mates. “They want to keep you scared.”

But safe from what? Frightened of whom? Crime? And criminals? Seems so.

But didn’t Hochul, just last Sunday, tell MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that crime isn’t real? Never mind New York’s shocking body count, its bloody subway platforms, its insane penal codes and its cadre of woke district attorneys — the real problem is GOP disinformation.

Republicans, she said, “are master manipulators. They have this conspiracy going all across America trying to convince … people that they are not safe.”

True enough, she was immediately bludgeoned into conceding that crime is “an issue,” which is not quite the same as a problem — which, in fact, vastly understates New York’s crime crisis.

Since the boneheaded penal-law “reforms” of 2019 and generally reduced policing following COVID and the George Floyd rioting, violent crime in New York’s cities has exploded.

It’s up 30% in New York City since last year — major felonies are up 10% and transit crime is up 42% over the past two years — with 24 murders.

(Read more at the New York Post)

It is easy for Hochul to ignore crime when she has a armed security detail around her

Of course, if the Democrat governor is not a full hypocrite, maybe she will give up her armed detail.

Or she could make up for the past two years of bowing and scraping to the Black Lives Matter idol and the Defund the Police idol. Thing is, this is something that can’t be made up in a day.

Would an agency that seems to have tampered with the frame rate of the 6 January pipe bomb footage also deny elections?

Revolver News outlines the possibility that the FBI tampered with the frame rate of the video footage showing the Democrat Headquarter pipe bomber on 6 January 2021.

More than a year has passed since the FBI last released footage of the pipe bomber who allegedly planted explosive devices near the DNC and RNC party headquarters the night before January 6, 2021.

The FBI has reportedly collected 39,000 video files relating to the suspect’s identity, according to Steven D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington D.C. Field Office. Yet since September 8, 2021, not a single new video file has been released.

At Revolver, we have been focused on the two clips of video footage from DNC building security cameras that the FBI released on March 2021 and September 2021, respectively.

In August 2022, we definitively proved the DNC camera footage from the FBI’s September 2021 release should have captured the “money shot” of the pipe bomber taking the bomb out of the bag and planting it near a park bench in front of the DNC building. But for some reason, the FBI censored the tape so that the public could not see the alleged criminal walk back into the camera frame to commit the actual criminal act.

Over the past two months, we took a closer look at the DNC surveillance footage the FBI provided to the public. What we found was even more bizarre, and more damning than our initial discovery that the FBI is withholding critical footage of the pipe bomber actually planting the bomb.

The original “missing moneyshot” – reflecting the FBI’s deliberate censorship of the commission of the crime, effectively – is a red flag of such stunning proportions that it alone merits Congressional investigation under a GOP-led House commission on FBI malfeasance.

The new findings we are about to discuss, however, are so implausible, specific, and suspicious that we are compelled to demand that a future GOP-led commission subpoena and demand the exact chain of custody for the DNC surveillance tapes that the FBI released to the public

In this piece, we will analyze problems with a basic technical feature of the DNC video called the “frame rate.” For the convenience of the reader, we put together a short video that sketches the argument to follow:

Implausibly Low Frame Rate Suggests Possible Tampering

In our analysis of the DNC location surveillance footage provided by the FBI, we observed that the frame rate in the footage is so low that it barely exceeds 1 frame per second. We’ll explain the significance of this shortly, but first let’s cut straight to the factual findings.

Below, we show the final 13 seconds of the DNC security camera footage from the FBI’s September 2021 release. These are the 13 seconds during which the pipe bomber gets up from the DNC park bench and walks directly toward and past the security camera.

There are only 16 distinct frames in these 13 seconds, yielding an average frame rate of just 1.2 frames per second. This is so low that it is essentially “stop motion.

(Read more at Revolver News)

This makes it seem that Democrats may be willing to hide a bomber

This review of the 6 January 2021 Democrat headquarters pipe bomber might be under Democrat protection. Additionally, the fact that the face of the bomber somehow does not get included and the frame rate falls to a ridiculously low level.

Then again, we have been told that there was not a 4 a.m. voting surge on the morning of 4 November 2020. We’ve also been told that we are election deniers if we discuss it.

Would a Democrat supporter who decided to mail white powder to Kari Lake’s office also deny elections?

The Daily Mail reported that someone caused the Kari Lake campaign office to shut down on Saturday, 5 November 2022 due to a white powder.

The Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake said staffers exposed to a mystery white powder at the weekend were ‘doing okay’ after hazmat teams and bomb squad officers spent seven hours at her campaign headquarters.

Speaking to reporters hours after the emergency, she promised to hunt down those responsible.

‘I have been so busy campaigning. This happened. I was not in the office,’ she said after a campaign event in Queen Creek, Arizona.

‘One of our wonderful staffers, a couple of them, were actually exposed.

‘And so far they’re doing okay. We’re monitoring them, and we want to make sure that everything’s okay.’

The FBI was also on the scene late on Saturday night, and a source told DailyMail.com that agents had taken samples of the white powder for testing.

It was accompanied by a letter filled with threats against Lake, who has rapidly become the darling of the Trump wing of the Republican Party.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

There is one side that has been the focus of violence and rage against political candidates, staffers, and volunteers. It’s not Democrats.

Breitbart reports on the violence against Republican candidates, staffers, and volunteers under the watchful eye of the Biden regime.

Republican candidates, staffers, and volunteers have been victims of political violence during the 2022 election cycle, contradicting the false Democrat narrative that Republicans are the violent perpetrators.

Below are five examples in recent weeks of political violence perpetrated against Republicans:
 

Republican Gen. Don Bolduc was physically attacked by an unknown individual before the Wednesday debate with Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bolduc’s campaign told Breitbart News.

Kate Constantini, Bolduc for Senate spokeswoman, told Breitbart News that before the General went on the debate stage, he was physically attacked outside the building by an individual in the crowd.

“Prior to the debate, an individual in the crowd gathered outside attempted to punch the General and was quickly apprehended and arrested,” Constantini explained.

2.) “Report: Illinois Man Threatened to Kill GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey and His Family” by Breitbart News’s Jordan Dixon-Hamilton:

Twenty-one-year-old Scott Lennox of Illinois left a depraved voicemail last week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey in which he threatened to “skin” Bailey “alive” and “feed his f****ng family to him,” according to state prosecutors.

Lennox had a “heated argument” with his friends at a Chicago bar last Friday over pro-Bailey advertisements that made him “angry,” which led to the threatening voicemail, prosecutors allege.

In that message, Lennox allegedly threatened to “skin Darren Bailey alive,” and “feed his f****ng family to him as he is alive and screaming in f****ng pain.” Lennox allegedly called Bailey a “piece of white a** racist s**t” in the voicemail before claiming to know Bailey’s home address.

(Go to Breitbart for the other three attacks)

This should not be. Democrats should do as Republicans stood against the break-in of Watergate

However, for today’s Democrat (considering how Biden probably got in with his 4 a.m. vote surges on 4 November 2020), that asks too much.

 

Who will be the election deniers, Biden?

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Dementia Joe says “democracy itself” is at stake, threatened by “election deniers”

According to the faithfully left-leaning New Jersey Monitor, Joe Biden reached out to the party faithful with an appeal that puts the blame for mid-term losses on “election deniers.”

President Joe Biden asked voters Wednesday night to focus on the threats candidates aligned with his predecessor pose to the foundation of U.S. democracy in the midterm elections.

In a 20-minute speech at Washington, D.C.’s  Union Station, before a Democratic audience, Biden decried a rise in political violence, and blamed former President Donald Trump for promoting a dangerous environment in which losing candidates refuse to accept election results.

“This is a path to chaos in America,” Biden said. “It’s unprecedented. It’s unlawful. And it’s un-American. As I’ve said before, you can’t love your country only when you win.”

Biden noted the midterms, in which voting ends on Tuesday, are the first national election since a mob inspired by Trump’s false claims that he was cheated out of reelection stormed the nearby U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Union Station sits just down the street from the Capitol.

The midterms give voters a chance to reject “extreme MAGA Republicans” and their efforts to undermine the electoral process, Biden said, using a term for Trump supporters. That wing of the Republican Party was a minority of the GOP, Biden said, though polling shows the vast majority of Republicans support Trump and most do not blame him for the Jan. 6 attack.

The election results will influence many major policy issues, including the economy, Social Security, safety, health care and others, Biden said. 

“It’s all important,” Biden said. “But there’s something else at stake: democracy itself.”

(Read more at the New Jersey Monitor, but I wouldn’t recommend it)

Biden made a statement at the crime-ridden Union Station, but not a word on crime

Biden mentioned Trump or Trump followers three times. However, he did not mention inflation, the monies being sent to Ukraine, the weapons going there, the still-ongoing baby-formula crisis, the looming crisis in diesel fuel, or any of a number of other issues.

What happened to transitory inflation?

However, in light of all of these unacknowledged failures by Biden, who is more likely to be an election denier?

Will election deniers possibly come from:

  • People who demand that only their side not be censored while the other side gets censored for telling the truth?
  • A campaign that has started smear their opponent through a lie to cover up inconvenient truths about the Hobbs burglary?

Joe Rogan laughs at Leftists declaring they’ll leave Twitter over lack of censorship as Biden gets Fact-Checked

The Daily Wire summarizes the situation by pointing out how Joe Rogan laughed down critics of Twitter who imagined that their one-sided censorship would need to continue.

Joe Rogan, host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” laughed at leftists during a new episode this week over their claims that they will leave Twitter over a lack of censorship.

Rogan made the remarks while talking to musician Suzanne Santo about Elon Musk becoming the social media company’s new CEO after his acquisition was finalized last week.

“Have you been paying attention to Twitter, how Twitter’s now fact-checking all Biden statements?” Rogan said. “Every time Biden says something and posts it on Twitter, Twitter’s like nope, actually, that’s not true. Like this is, this is inaccurate.”

“What I cannot understand is people being like, I’m leaving Twitter because without censorship this will be the death of democracy,” Santo responded. “Are you f***ing serious? Like, how dumb?”

(Read more at the Daily Wire and watch the video)

So, will it be people like Joe Rogan who deny election results?

While we would be stupid to put our trust in anyone but a perfect Savior (and we certainly should take everyone of this world with a grain of salt), we would be even worse off to trust the side wanting to censor their opponents.

Jesse Watters points out the smear campaign among Democrats around the Hobbs burglary

The Daily Caller picks up on Jesse Watters observation that Democrats have started a “fake news” narrative around the Hobbs burglary.

Fox News host Jesse Watters slammed Democrats Friday evening for “pushing fake news” about a Monday night burglary at the campaign headquarters of Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs to avoid big losses in the upcoming midterm elections.

“Democrats are pushing fake news because they know they are about to take a beating in the midterms,” Watters said. “They are panicking. And they will do anything to turn things around.”

Hobbs said in a statement about the burglary that Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake had allegedly spread “dangerous misinformation” and incited “threats.” The Arizona Democratic Party also claimed the burglary was “a direct result of Kari Lake and fringe Republicans spreading lies and hate and inciting violence.”

Phoenix police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Mota Dos Reis, who was already in custody on other charges, and charged him with third-degree burglary, KOLD reported.

Lake denied any involvement with the burglary and ripped reporters for not pushing back on Hobbs’ “absolutely absurd” claims.

“Kari Lake had nothing to do with it,” Watters said. “It was just an attempt to smear her before the election. Hobbs constructed the narrative and the media, of course, ran with it.”

Lake has pulled ahead of Hobbs in the gubernatorial race, according to two recent polls.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

From the top down, Democrats act like we don’t have research capabilities

Democrats act like we cannot go to past issues of newspapers to see what they said last week.

Dementia Joe acts like we cannot look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site to see where the economy really stands.

There are too many instances of Democrat gaslighting on too many subjects to make a significant post. Still, if you are living it, you know.