MUSIC VIDEO: Trump Supporter Ricky Rebel Breaks Stereotypes

Here are the lyrics to a recent music video released by the musical artist Ricky Rebel. It is a parody of the gay anthem Y.M.C.A., reformulated as M.A.G.A.

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It is now being played at Trump campaign rallies, it is gotten millions of views, and perhaps as much as anything, it epitomizes the difference between the Right and Left in America.

Young man
Walk away from the hate
We’re all human
And we don’t segregate

Just like women
Help make America great
We are all
In this
Together

Colours
Are red, white and blue
And they stand for
Every on-ne of you

And together
Here’s what we’re gonna do
We’re gonna make
America great

“We’re having fun and they can’t take it.” So says Ricky Godinez, known publicly as Ricky Rebel. Godinez describes his experience as a closeted gay high school student as easier on his psyche than his more recent ordeal as a closeted conservative musical artist living in Los Angeles.

Godinez compares events with Trump supporters to the recent Antifa and BLM protests. In one case, paraphrasing, “there are bright colors, there is singing, there is happiness, and people are having a good time, and in the other case there are people wearing black, attacking people and vandalizing and burning property.”

View this video, one of many skipping virally just in front of the censors, which comes with a completely unwarranted “inappropriate” warning from YouTube, to see how it is the Trump community that is “inclusive,” and the anti-Trump minions who are filled with violent hatred.

In this video, Godinez explains why he is a Trump supporter, (1) he is committed to ending HIV within ten years, (2) his ambassador to the UN is demanding nations around the world stop killing gay people, (3) he is good for the economy, (4) “he is not for all these crazy things that liberals want,” he wants strong borders, good trade deals, and wants to bring industry back to America.

Ricky Rebel is another example of why Trump’s supporters cannot be stereotyped.

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VIDEO: The New York Times is Now on Notice

I have a big announcement to share with you.

Due to the fact that The New York Times has become the epicenter of Fake News, especially when reporting on Project Veritas, I have decided to take legal action against their defamatory tactics.

In their latest piece on Project Veritas, “journalist” Maggie Astor attacked our Minnesota Ballot Harvesting investigation claiming it was a “coordinated disinformation campaign.”

You bet I have a response to that. Watch it here:

This isn’t the first time The New York Times has come after us, but I guarantee you: they will think twice next time they consider defaming our work.

Just curious, Maggie Astor, what in our Minnesota video was “deceptive?” Can you name ONE “deceptive” edit, you HACK?

Also, “probably” part of a coordinated disinformation effort? What the hell does that even mean? Is this what The New York Times considers journalism?

The New York Times constantly deceives its audience, and then people like Astor think they have the moral authority to judge our journalistic ethics. Pathetic.

If all of that weren’t bad enough, Astor then fabricates this conspiracy theory [CLICK HERE].

So, let me get this straight – The New York Times is using some random Stanford researchers to give credence to their conspiracy theories?

Just so you know, Ms. Astor, Project Veritas had decided on releasing our Minnesota investigation DAYS BEFORE Sunday.

Nobody at Project Veritas had any idea that your so-called publication would be launching a story about President Donald Trump’s taxes on the same day.

After Astor’s story was published, other corrupt media outlets wasted no time in parroting The New York Times narrative:

This is why good people don’t want to do what Project Veritas does. The media hacks work with each other to besmirch and defame anyone who steps in the way of their political agenda.

I just can’t stand by and let The New York Times get away with this.

Friend, that is why we are going to sue them.

And oh, by the way, we are UNDEFEATED in litigation:

Nobody at Project Veritas is scared of The New York Times. That’s because we know we will prevail in the fight for truth.

The New York Times hasn’t seen anything yet.

Be Brave,

James

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BARRINGTON DECLARATION: Tens of Thousands Of Scientists, Doctors Urge END ‘DEVASTATING LOCKDOWNS,’ More Deadly Than COVID

At last, the medical and science communities tell the truth despite intimidation, harassment and ruin from the Democrat media complex.

15,000 scientists and doctors worldwide have signed a newly created document urging an end to pandemic lockdowns, arguing that the policies aimed at curtailing the novel coronavirus have produced “devastating” effects on public health.

“DEVASTATING” COLLATERAL DAMAGE INCLUDES ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE, SOCIAL HARM, AND A LACK OF SCHOOLING FOR CHILDREN.

The Great Barrington Declaration, which was released Tuesday and continues to gather signatures, was spearheaded by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford University.

Lockdowns are more deadly and dangerous than COVID, according to the Declaration.

In Great Barrington, scientists declare policy for living with COVID: Shield only the most vulnerable for herd immunity

By Heather Bellow The Berkshire Eagle Oct 7, 2020

Scientists converge at summit in Great Barrington, pen declaration for COVID policy

GREAT BARRINGTON — Three top scientists say there’s another public health crisis underway, and it is the poor and working class who suffer the most from a COVID-19 policy that also is slowing development of herd immunity.

They say the rise in mental health and substance abuse problems, as well as excess deaths and other medical problems from lack of care, are the result of seven months of lockdowns meant to stop the virus.

A flawed gospel of risk that has been leveraged by politicians, they add, is ruinous to public health as a whole.

And they say they have a better plan: “Focused Protection.”

This would expand and fortify ways to shield those most vulnerable to death from infection, while allowing the least vulnerable to live normally and build immunity that will ultimately better-protect the old and weak.

This, they say, will also reduce “devastating” collateral damage that includes economic catastrophe, social harm, and a lack of schooling for children.

In a whirlwind summit at the American Institute for Economic Research last week, three infectious disease epidemiologists drafted and signed the Great Barrington Declaration to propose the idea and launched it online for signatures.

As of Wednesday, more than 8,000 medical and public health scientists and medical professionals have signed it; as well as more than 76,000 from the general public.

The scientists are Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University professor. All three are epidemiologists.

They say ancillary effects of the lockdowns include “lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come”

They say it is a “grave injustice” to keep students from school, and that the poor are most affected.

“Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.”

When the pandemic hit the U.S. in mid-March, strategies to “bend the curve” of escalating infection have turned into a protracted shutdown of normal life that appears to be continuing until an effective vaccine is ready.

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Thousands of scientists urge end to ‘devastating’ lockdowns

Document cites impact on public health, calls for ‘focused protection’

By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Thursday, October 8, 2020

About 15,000 scientists and doctors worldwide have signed a newly created document urging an end to pandemic lockdowns, arguing that the policies aimed at curtailing the novel coronavirus have produced “devastating” effects on public health.

The Great Barrington Declaration, which was released Tuesday and continues to gather signatures, was spearheaded by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford University.

“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection,” said the declaration.

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The document argued for allowing most people to “live their lives normally to build up immunity through natural infection,” while improving safeguards for the elderly and others at greater risk of death from COVID-19.

“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people,” said the declaration. “Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health.”

They include “lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health—leading to greater excess mortality in years to come.”

The three lead signatories, who authored the declaration in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, are Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Martin Kulldorf; Oxford epidemiologist Dr. Sunetra Gupta, and Stanford Medical School professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.

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Whitmer Kidnap Plotter Was Pardoned By Delaware Democrat Governor Last Year

MEDIA LIES: Michigan Kidnap Plotters of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Are Anarchists who Hate Trump and Police

You reap what you sow.

Democrat chickens coming home to roost.

Buck-buck-buck.

Suspect in Whitmer kidnap plot was pardoned in Delaware last year

By Morgan Gstalter, The Hill, October 10, 2020:

Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) last year signed the pardon of one of the men accused this week of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), the Delaware News Journal first reported.

Carney in April 2019 signed off on the pardon for Barry Gordon Croft Jr., who faced a series of charges in Delaware during the mid-1990s, including possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault and burglary.

A spokesman for Carney said in a statement that the governor called Croft’s federal charges “disturbing” and called for everyone involved with the kidnapping plot in Michigan to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

“This is also another warning sign about the growing threat of violence and radicalization in our politics,” Carney said.

The pardon had been recommended by the five-person Delaware Board of Pardons. The outlet noted that the details of Croft’s hearing are unclear because no minutes were recorded.

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D), who chairs the board, said in a statement to the News Journal that pardons are recommended to the governor based on several factors, including “the position of the Department of Justice, the nature of the incident(s), the time lapsed from the last conviction, and the impact on employment and housing.”

Mat Marshall, a spokesman for Attorney General Kathy Jennings (D), said in a statement to the outlet that her predecessor, Matt Denn, did not oppose Croft’s pardon because his criminal record was from two decades ago.

“It appeared to everyone involved that his offenses were in his past and that he had gotten himself on the right track,” Marshall said in a statement.

Nether state prosecutors nor the Board of Pardons would have endorsed Croft’s pardon had they known “what the future held.”

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Revolver News Makes News as it Seeks to Replace Drudge Report

If you haven’t already given up on Drudge, it is way past time.  A quick scan of the Drudge Report‘s headlines will make it clear that Matt Drudge has joined the never Trumpers.

“ATTENTION NEWS JUNKIES: We are the new Drudge!”

This week Revolver News, claiming to replace the increasingly liberal anti-Trump Drudge, is promoting an exposé on the Presidential Debate Commission by calling out its members’ bias. Hint! John McCain reaches back from the grave.

That story is here.

[They do have some competition from WhatfingerNews which was also created to replace Drudge!]

We featured Revolver News writer Darren Beattie here when we showed you a clip of his interview on Tucker Carlson about the “color revolution” (a coup) being deployed against the President.

Too funny!  Newsguard (the “Internet Trust Tool” Ha! Ha!) which is one more mechanism for big tech and the elite to censor the news you see has, not surprisingly, given Revolver a failing score in an effort to silence the news aggregation site.  Their explanation reads like a reason for you to follow the site!

Here and here are screenshots of some stories Revolver is linking this morning.

I am sure you have noticed that in the two debates so far there has been no mention of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, or immigration, both issues where the President has shown strong leadership.

Newsguard and the Leftwing controlled media are attempting to censor what you see and read.  Don’t let them.

Read at Revolver News, and at Whatfinger as well, as you ween yourself from a good portion of Fox News.   (If God forbid, Trump loses, I hope he creates a media outlet to compete with Fox!)

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Mike Pence Got the Debate Buzz, but Obama is the Real Lord of the Flies

The leftist community is all abuzz about a fly landing on Vice President Mike Pence’s head, and remaining there for a few minutes, during Wednesday’s debate with Senator Kamala Harris. Dubbed #flygate on the Internet, the uninvited debate attendee inspired quips and comments, and not just because he was unmasked and uninterested in social distancing. And of all the reactions, perhaps the most striking is the claim that the fly’s treating Pence like a bowl of molasses doesn’t mean the vice president is sweet — but, rather, Devil-influenced.

This is good to know, because none other than Barack Obama seemed to attract flies as Joe Biden does Russian money.

The man advancing the mark-of-the-Devil theory is Steve Schmidt of the Lincoln Project, a pseudo-conservative, anti-Trump super PAC. “That’s a sign all through history of sin, and historically, biblically…. He who commands the fly has always been seen historically [as having] the mark of the devil,” Schmidt explained Thursday to chuckling MSNBC host Ari Melber.

Melber asked whether Schmidt was joking. The “fly could have landed on anyone,” he noted. “Yes,” Schmidt replied, maintaining a serious tone. “But it didn’t; it landed on Mike Pence — and it says something” (video below). Perhaps it says that Schmidt judges insect behavior as well as he does political candidates.

My take on the fly’s motivations is that he was seeking safe haven, terrified that, though Harris emitted an appealing pungency, invading her personal space could mean being snatched midflight by a bungee-cord-like tongue.

(Harris certainly has a sharp tongue. The Left is giddy over the repeated “I’m speaking” line she directed at Pence, believing she delivered it like a pro. And why wouldn’t she? I’m sure her husband has heard it a lot.)

Strangely, Schmidt’s demonological analysis wasn’t offered up by the establishment regarding Obama, even though he seemed so bedeviled by flies that his Secret Service should have been accompanied by a SWAT team. Just consider the 2015 video below of Obama contending with a fly that apparently didn’t appreciate his remarks about health care.

Then there’s the following CNBC interview, in which Obama swats a fly and then boasts about having murdered the insect (PETA could not have been happy).

As for Pence, another theory is that his visiting fly simply wanted to, for a change, trade its usual putrescence for purity. But, hey, leftists and their enablers are the people who, immersed in darkness, believe pentagrams should accompany Nativity Scenes at Christmastime and that Satanism belongs in schools. So far be it from me to question their knowledge of the ways and wiles of the Prince of Lies.

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Trump’s Feds save Gov. Witmer (D-MI) from kidnaping, Witmer blames POTUS for Attack?

This is getting into the realm of the Twilight Zone. Democrat Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer was saved from a plot by anarchist terrorists to kidnap her. This plot was led by anarchist Brandon Caserta a ringleader of the group.

QUESTION: Why would anarchist Brandon Caserta want to kidnap Democrat Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer?

ANSWER: Because he and his fellow anarchists believe that Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a tyrant!

Here’s a video Caserta posted on YouTube with the anarchist flag in the background.

President Trump tweeted this about the arrest of members of the anarchist group led by Caserta.

Caserta in the below video says the following about President Trump:

“Trump is not your friend dude” Trump is “a tyrant” and “enemy”.

WATCH:

Then Governor Witmer blames President Trump for the plot to kidnap her.

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CONCLUSION

Democrat Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer is a tyrant. The Supreme Court of Michigan has overturned her draconian emergency powers. Witmer has ignored the Michigan Supreme Court. Therefore, she is a tyrant.

This blame Trump game is getting very old and zeros out any credibility the Democrats have ever had.

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Debate Post-mortem: Biden’s Two-bit Trump Imitation

Much has been said about the first presidential debate—which was anything but presidential. Here’s my two cents.

This was not the debate people were hoping to see. It didn’t make history. Neither candidate came off well. All the same, I’ll wager that most Trump supporters, myself included, remain steadfast in our loyalty to our President, whom we recognize stands between us and an infernal brand of fascistic, totalitarian Communism—the Left’s longed-for dystopian New World Order.

Similarly, I doubt Progressives will abandon Biden just because he spat on their beloved Green New Deal. After all, everyone knows that Kamala is the real candidate for the top office, and she’s gung-ho on sending us back to the dark ages to “save the planet,” so the Green New Deal would be sure to re-emerge should the Dems prevail.

Biden’s desperate handlers, likely through the miracle of modern science, were able to keep Sleepy Joe awake with his eyes mostly open for 90 minutes straight. No doubt much to their relief, his gaffes were few and easily overlooked in the heat of the moment. Also overlooked during the debate, but pointed out afterwards by observant citizen journalists, were a couple of oddities: a wire Biden was wearing that emerged from his jacket at one point, and a metal device that peeked out of his cuff a time or two. These things, coupled with his staff’s refusal to allow the candidates to be checked for electronic cheating devices, raise questions—or perhaps, provide answers. But even if Biden cheated, he still only rated a C-plus at best.

In fact, Biden’s strategy—no doubt crafted by his handlers—was largely to imitate Trump! However, in their zeal, they mistook Trump’s appeal, which is based on his relying on facts, speaking the truth, genuineness, and a love of America and American citizens—none of which Biden seems capable of. But he did seem to relish calling Trump names. I can just imagine his coaches telling him that Trump wins by being nasty and giving people derogatory nicknames and insulting them, so that’s what he, Biden, should do.

Ahem, Joe, it was beyond unseemly, it was downright grotesque for a presidential candidate in a debate with our incumbent President that millions of Americans were watching, to refer to the President of the United States as a “clown.” Nor do you tell the President to “shut up, man!” This did not make you seem strong, Joe—it made you seem like a weakling devoid of sense who was trying to look tough. Biggest misfire of the night. On second thought, let’s give you a C-minus.

But trying to outdo Trump in hurling insults was only one way that Sleepy Joe sought to copy the master. He also used Trump’s line about being a president “for all Americans.” Of course when Trump said that, he meant it—and has demonstrated it time and again by taking an active role to help overlooked groups such as blue collar workers, veterans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, etc.. And let’s not forget his First Step Act—the antidote to the Democrat’s overzealous policies that resulted in nonviolent offenders, many of whom are African Americans, being incarcerated for years, even decades, in a punishment grossly disproportionate to their crime.

The one thing I think Biden did well was to look the audience in the eye, thereby addressing the American people directly. He feigned compassion fairly well, as many career politicians learn to do, and if you didn’t know better, you might have believed him to be the more caring candidate of the two. That is, if you get your news from CNN and MSNBC, don’t know how to use the Internet to do your own research, aren’t aware of the Biden family’s outrageous corruption, and haven’t been paying attention to all the amazing things President Trump has accomplished in just three and a half years while the Left tried unceasingly to tie his hands behind his back.

Now what about Trump’s performance? I can’t give him high marks for this one. His rally speeches are phenomenal, and he was magnificent in his debates with Hillary. But in this debate, he was off his game. I’ve since read that Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie were his coaches. Well, gentlemen, you blew it. Trump walked onto that stage with a scowl on his face, which never disappeared. The game plan seemed to be: pummel Biden. Far better to just tell the American people what you’ve accomplished and what you’re planning to accomplish, while pointing out a few choice examples of Biden’s corruption. And just let Biden immolate himself. Let him talk. Let him reveal his sadly diminished mental capacity to the nation.

But that obviously wasn’t the advice of Giuliani or Christie. Instead, Trump put on his boxing gloves and acted as if this was a new version of the nomination debates where he had to shoot down 15 rivals, one by one. Oops. Attacking Joe, talking over him, depriving him of the opportunity of digging himself into hole after hole, jumping on turncoat Chris Wallace—wrong optics. The whole point of the presidential debates is to win over new voters. Does anyone think Trump did that on Tuesday night? Now, I don’t think he lost any voters, but he certainly did nothing to win over vacillating Dems or Independents.

Here’s a missed opportunity that might have swayed some voters. Since Biden announced he is the Democrat Party, why not hold him accountable for the onerous treatment of nonviolent drug offenders such as Catherine Toney—a black woman given a 20-year sentence for a first-time drug offense. Catherine languished in prison for 16 years until March of 2019, when Trump’s First Step Act provided the means for her long overdue release, upon which she thanked God and President Trump. So, Joe, would you explain to the American people why your Party incarcerates nonviolent minorities with 20-year sentences, while releasing violent felons, including illegal aliens, into our communities?

Trump had other excellent opportunities to educate voters, many of which he missed by over-generalizing. Take, for example, the issue of the Supreme Court vacancy. The Democrats are pulling the wool over the eyes of the public by comparing the Senate’s refusal to confirm Merrick Garland during Obama’s lame-duck term, with Trump and McConnell’s insistence on confirming Amy Coney Barrett with the election in sight. Trump’s response was “Elections have consequences.” This fails to address the issue of fairness and precedents, which are on Trump’s side and should have been spelled out right away for the audience. The glaring difference between Obama’s situation and Trump’s has nothing to do with proximity to an election—that’s a red herring. It has everything to do with which party holds the Senate. Obama was faced with a Republican Senate that had the Constitutional power to refuse to confirm his Supreme Court nominee. Today, however, the Republicans have the Senate, and have both the right and the duty to confirm Trump’s nominee, provided they believe she’s fit for the High Court.

That’s the sort of thing we need to see from our President. Giving us clear and concise statements of facts is not only reassuring and likely to win over new voters, it’s also as presidential as you can get.

Of course we also want some spot-on Trumpian zingers to liven things up. My pick? “I’ve done more in 47 months than you have in 47 years, Joe!” That’s the debate in a nutshell. Game set match. That’s the clincher.

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Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis will help him win re-election

Trump’s strong leadership so far has produced excellent economic results. Even weakened by the virus, he is still more robust than Biden.


For Americans, the most surreal election cycle in a century just got even more surreal.

We are attempting to conduct an election in which the entire direction of the country hangs in the balance during a global pandemic and lockdown — and the incumbent president just contracted a potentially fatal illness mere weeks before the election.

To say that this is uncharted territory is an understatement.

If Trump dies, who takes his place — not as president (we have a line of succession for that) but as a candidate? The vice president doesn’t automatically become the party nominee. Many Americans have already voted.

As a result, much of the country breathed a sigh of relief when Trump spoke from Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday.

He seemed subdued but relatively fit and lucid. He sounded pragmatic, aware of the dangers but confident.

Statistics show that the vast majority of Covid-19 patients his age (74) actually do survive with only moderate symptoms, and Trump is benefiting from the medical community’s six months of practical, front-line experience in treating Covid-19.

The consensus among average Americans (that is, those not working for CNN or throwing Molotov cocktails at the police) appears to be that Trump’s Covid-19 crisis may well help him win re-election.

Even far-left Democrats seem to sense this.

The widespread conspiracy theory in left-wing circles — that Trump is faking his Covid-19 diagnosis to win sympathy — appears to confirm this judgement.

More than that, Trump is handling his diagnosis with quiet grace and uncharacteristic dignity.

He appears confident but not cocky, fully aware that he is at risk due to his age. (He joked that his wife Melania, also afflicted, is “just a few years” younger than he is but that this makes a positive difference for her.)

What’s more, the contrast between Trump speaking at the hospital (weakened by Covid-19) and his opponent Joe Biden couldn’t be more stark.

Trump at his weakest seems more energetic and quicker on his feet than Joe Biden reading prepared remarks from a teleprompter.

That may sound like a partisan comment but, to Americans watching from their homes, it’s simply a fact.

Even Democrats know this — which is why they’re more worried than they let on.

Biden often seems exhausted and confused, barely able to string a sentence together.

What people outside the country often fail to understand is that Americans are and always have been a pragmatic people, motivated more by results than by ideology.

Over the decades, we’ve voted for conservative Republicans like Ronald Reagan… progressive Democrats like Barack Obama… and national populists like Donald Trump.

We don’t put a lot of stock in platforms and promises. Americans like results.

If the country is better off after you ran things for a while, we tend to give you and your party a second chance. If things are worse, you’re out.

For example, Americans by and large liked Bill Clinton. As a southerner, he was an instinctive moderate on economic and even many social issues, more willing to cajole than to condemn. His wife, on the other hand, was and is widely disliked precisely because she comes across as a hectoring ideologue.

By this standard, Trump fared pretty well, at least before the Covid-19 crisis hit.

And with the exception of the media class, which almost universally despises him, most Americans (56%) still think Trump will win re-election.

He’s precisely what he appears to be: a crass, no-nonsense, but mostly pragmatic businessman who just wants to get things done.

Before Covid-19 hit, the economy was doing far better than everyone expected. The stock market hit record highs; unemployment hit record lows.

Even with Covid-19, Trump’s record is not as bad as the Democrats and their media allies portray it.

Trump’s natural instinct has been not to shut down the entire economy, as the Democrats and many of his health advisers wanted. He acted quickly to ban travel from China, the source of the virus, but hesitated when asked to trigger an historic global Depression.

The problem the Democrats have always had is that they believe their own press releases.

They tell each other and their media allies that Trump’s reluctance to shut down businesses proves his incompetence and ill will.

But to ordinary Americans who depend upon those same businesses to feed their children, Trump’s reluctance comes off more as realism and compassion.

Even if he did fail to act quickly enough, and that is highly debatable, Americans understand that Trump didn’t want to destroy the country if he didn’t have to.

By contrast, they also understand that, if Joe Biden is elected, the country will likely remain on semi-permanent lockdown for years to come — and will quickly become like Democrat-run New York or California where the majority of deaths have occurred.

A final thought. You can forget the polls. If the 2016 election taught Americans anything, it’s how inaccurate and unreliable media polls really are. The polls, paid for and often conducted by Trump’s self-acknowledged enemies, consistently showed that Hillary Clinton was going to win in a landslide and that Trump had “no hope” of winning.

Again, the media just read Democratic Party press releases verbatim and pretended it was journalism.

We are hearing the same line again this time — and most Americans with any brains don’t believe a word of it. Even many of the pollsters themselves don’t believe it.

Trump will almost certainly recover from Covid-19. This will allow him to speak with greater authority about one of the greatest crises facing the country.

Americans will go to the polls — in just a few weeks — and ask themselves a simple question:

Do they want the guy they saw speaking from Walter Reed Hospital in charge… or the frail and often incoherent figurehead the Democrats have put forward?

It’s true, anything could happen during this crazy time. Mail-in balloting could allow the Democrats to seize power and put Kamala Harris (I mean, Joe Biden) in charge.

But my prediction is that America’s allegedly mythical silent majority, horrified by the senseless rioting and looting encouraged by the Democrats, will give Trump a second chance.

If Trump recovers from Covid-19, he will once again defy the comically certain media consensus — and win re-election. Just watch.

COLUMN BY

Robert Hutchinson

Robert J. Hutchinson is the author of many works of popular history, including, most recently, What Really Happened: The Lincoln Assassination (2020). .

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VIDEOS: ‘Vote for America’ Ad Campaign Focuses on Dangers of Far-Left Policies

The Heritage Foundation on Monday announced a new $1.1 million “Fight for America, Vote for America” advertising campaign.

The three 30-second ads will air for four weeks on the Discovery Channel, HGTV, the History Channel, and Fox News, and will focus on the “dystopian goals of the extreme left and activate the nation for a better America,” Heritage said.

“America’s great experiment in liberty needs defending, and The Heritage Foundation is at the forward edge of the fight for our future,” Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James said in a public statement, adding:

The radical left has a different idea about what America should be and has shown that it will hold nothing back to achieve its objectives. Many politicians who share the left’s beliefs refuse to do anything to stop the violence or to even denounce it. …

The Heritage Foundation offers hope and won’t surrender to those who only offer havoc. We will fight for America against the mob and against socialism, and we’re asking millions of Americans who love their country and the founding ideals it represents to join us.


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The Washington-based conservative think tank, the parent organization of The Daily Signal, produced three 30-second TV spots.

One focuses on the rioting in Portland, Oregon.

The second ad focuses on the history of progress in the United States because of freedom and on how the left and socialist policies could reverse it.

The third ad takes a “field trip” to Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea.

The ads will direct viewers to Heritage’s “Fight for America” website, where they can register to vote and engage in other ways.

The website states: “As the far left threatens to take more control of our lives and livelihoods, Heritage proclaims this truth: Only freedom can produce prosperity and improve everyone’s quality of life. No matter who you are, protecting your freedom is our top priority. Join us as we fight for America!”

The ads outline the choice between two different visions, Heritage said, in which the “far left threatens to take more control of our lives and livelihoods and appears ready to use any means necessary to achieve power,” adding:

The Heritage Foundation, representing the views of Americans everywhere—including those who don’t label themselves conservative—advocates for the freedom that produces prosperity and opportunity, and improves everyone’s quality of life, no matter their political affiliation or background.

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Fred Lucas

Fred Lucas is chief national affairs correspondent for The Daily Signal and co-host of “The Right Side of History” podcast. Lucas is also the author of “Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump.” Send an email to Fred. Twitter: @FredLucasWH.


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Democratic Socialists say, “America should be more like socialist countries such as Sweden and Denmark.” And millions of young people believe them…

For years, “Democratic Socialists” have been growing a crop of followers that include students and young professionals. America’s future will be in their hands.

How are socialists deluding a whole generation? One of their most effective arguments is that “democratic socialism” is working in Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway. They claim these countries are “proof” that socialism will work for America. But they’re wrong. And it’s easy to explain why.

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Trump Tests Positive for Fearlessness

He meant it as an insult, but when Chris Rock mentioned the president’s condition on “Saturday Night Live” and said, “my heart goes out to COVID,” the White House probably chuckled in agreement. If there’s one person the virus probably regrets infecting, it’s a fighter like Donald Trump. From the minute he announced his diagnosis to every upbeat video since, the president isn’t flinching in the face of this test. He’s doing what he’s done since the very beginning: confronting the virus head-on.

Other men might have hidden behind their doctors’ assessments. President Trump has not. He’s taken every opportunity to reassure the American people. “We’re getting great reports,” he said, looking a little more like his old self on Sunday. “It’s been an interesting journey,” he admitted. “I learned a lot about COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s-read-the-books school. And I get it. And I understand it.”

To the millions of Americans who’ve struggled with this virus or lost a loved one to it, that understanding matters. But it does not mean, as the president told Rudy Giuliani over the weekend, that our country should shrink back in fear and stop living. “I am the president of the United States,” he said, “I can’t lock myself in a room… I had to confront [the virus] so the American people stopped being afraid of it — so we could deal with it responsibly.” And the world needs to know, he went on, “we have made tremendous progress on treating this disease. Fatality rates are very low compared to [the beginning]. I’m going to beat this,” he vowed. “Then I will be able to show people we can deal with this disease responsibly, but we shouldn’t be afraid of it.”

While the other side is trying to push Americans back into their caves, President Trump refuses to believe that the solution is hiding out until the virus has passed. He made the decision long ago that the business of the country must go on, even choosing — to the horror of liberals and their friends in the media — to host a Rose Garden ceremony for the nomination his Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett. Now, days later, as the country pours over the photo from that event, dissecting who was and wasn’t masked, there’s plenty of finger-pointing and speculation about who might have been exposed. But in the end, that’s all it is: speculation. The reality is, no one knows where and when the president was infected.

Some people have noticed that I was in the photo too, sitting just a few seats away from former Governor Chris Christie. I wasn’t wearing a mask, because I’ve already had coronavirus. And those of us who have the antibodies need to be out and about, because we become part of the process that stops the spread. But if we hide in our homes, waiting for a vaccine, we’ll never reach herd immunity. And in the meantime, we’ll destroy our economy, drive up societal pathologies because of isolation and stress, and leave hurting people — thanks to shuttered churches — without a single place to turn.

That’s not healthy — not for America and not for all of us. The second and third effects of the fear of the virus is a greater threat to our nation than the actual virus itself. It’s one of the reasons FRC has been so adamant about reopening churches. We can take precautions, protect those at risk and still live our lives. As a country, it’s time to stand up to this idea that Christians should be worshiping in isolation far removed from their fellow believers from which they draw community. This Sunday, October 11, FRC will be hosting a special event in conjunction with California’s Calvary Chapel Chino Hills to speak out about the church’s scriptural and constitutional authority to meet this fear head on. We’re calling it Freedom Sunday 2020, and you’re invited. Join us — either in person or for the livestream — at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT) and help us take a stand for religious freedom in this country.

We all need to take our cue from this president and stare down these challenges with boldness. “His push to reopen the economy, get people back to their jobs… were exactly the kinds of things a president must do to rally the nation during a crisis,” Michael Goodwin applauded. “While many on the Left have help up Biden’s hermit-like behavior as a model of safety, it is impossible to govern that way. No president can remain isolated and appear frightened and still command the respect and trust of the public. To his everlasting credit, Trump never stopped being president out of fear of getting sick.”

I am standing with President Trump. We cannot allow fear of anything to stop us from meeting as a body of believers “Let us consider,” Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”


Tony Perkins’s Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.


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VIDEO: Biden’s Legacy of Character Assassination

Former VP set precedent for vicious hearings.


WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Joe Biden mutated Senate hearings of Supreme Court nominees into a “blood sport,” according to a Washington attorney who has worked on three Senate confirmations.

“As we head toward Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings on her nomination to the Supreme Court, let’s not forget that former Vice President Joe Biden is responsible for turning the high court confirmation process into a blood sport driven by character assassination,” attorney Mark Paoletta commented on Thursday.

A senior official for the Trump administration, Paoletta worked on the Senate confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

“Biden, now the Democratic presidential nominee, claims to work across the aisle with Republicans,” Paoletta observed. “But his vicious conduct as a Democratic senator from Delaware in the confirmation hearings for Robert Bork (whose nomination was not confirmed) and now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a permanent stain on the Senate’s reputation.”

Paoletta observed that Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, behaved in like manner during the 2018 Senate hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, smearing the now-Justice’s reputation with “baseless and absurd allegations.”

“We are fortunate that neither Biden nor Harris is chairing the confirmation hearings scheduled to begin Oct. 12 in the Judiciary Committee for [Amy Coney] Barrett, who is currently a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and was nominated to the Supreme Court Saturday by President Trump,” continued Paoletta.

Paoletta recalled President Ronald Reagan’s 1987 nomination of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, noting Bork “was considered one of the finest legal scholars and well-regarded public servants in our country, earning an extremely well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association.”

“But the left — led by Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Biden — decided to savage Bork through character attacks and false claims in a craven and unprincipled tactic for political gain,” he explained.

Character Assassination of Justice Clarence Thomas

Biden behaved even worse with the smear campaign against now-Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, according to Paoletta.

“Thomas seemed on his way to Senate confirmation with more than 60 votes when, prodded on by Democratic staff, Anita Hill lodged last-minute, baseless accusations of sexual harassment against Thomas, which were leaked by these same Democratic staffers,” Paoletta recalled.

Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment as her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Paoletta explained that “Biden used his position as Judiciary Committee chairman to execute the character assassination,” allowing “Hill’s lawyer to sit in on her key corroborating witness interview, bending the rules to help hype Hill’s salacious lies by trying to selectively stifle what senators could discuss.”

Spotlighting Biden’s duplicity at the time, Paoletta said:

Biden now says he always believed Hill. But that is a lie. Biden told Clarence Thomas that if Hill’s allegations were leaked, he would defend Thomas’ character. Biden told Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during the hearings that he did not believe Hill. And Biden told Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in a 1998 interview that he did not believe Anita Hill was telling the truth.

Paoletta was with Justice Thomas the night he was confirmed when the phone rang.

“It was Joe Biden calling to congratulate Thomas on getting confirmed, telling him not to let this get him down and that Thomas had many years to show the American people what he was — a person of character,” he recollected. “Does that sound like a man who believed Anita Hill’s allegations?”

“I was a young attorney at the time and had worked closely with Thomas through that awful ordeal, and I could not believe that Biden had allowed this circus — this “national disgrace,” as Thomas called it — to happen when Biden never believed Anita Hill,” he added.

Robert Bork‘s Wife in Agreement

Published on Monday in the Wall Street Journal, Mary Ellen Bork, Robert Bork’s widow, offered comment in a piece titled, “Joe Biden and the Borking of Supreme Court Nominees.”

“The week of hearings in 1987 showed me Joe Biden’s partisanship and pragmatism,” she noted. “Most people don’t remember the hearings on Robert Bork for nomination to the Supreme Court, but I do.”

“I was there during the four months of vicious political campaigning against this judicial nominee, my husband, and in the Senate hearing room as then-Sen. Biden presided over a rigged hearing full of an unprecedented level of lying and distortion of a man known for his integrity and judicial wisdom,” she continued. “Democrats flagrantly lied about Bob’s record of opinions.”

Biden was running for president at the time.

“On day four of the hearings Sen. Biden was accused of plagiarism and had to drop out of the presidential race,” Bork remembered. “In the course of one week Sen. Biden orchestrated a vicious lying assault and was caught passing off someone else’s words as his own.”

Now, thirty-three-years later, Biden is running for president again — “still a man without a compass, guided now by prevailing progressive winds,” says Bork.

“After Bob left the court in 1988 to devote himself to writing and teaching, Democrats would often come up to him to apologize for the way the Democratic politicians treated him and would leave with tears in their eyes,” she shared. “We will all have tears in our eyes if Joe Biden is elected president.”

Robert Bork died a Catholic, having credited his wife for his conversion.

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William Mahoney, Ph.D.

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Trump campaign keeping at ‘full speed’ with ‘Operation MAGA’ as Trump fights COVID-19

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The Trump campaign is going full speed ahead, thanks to their awesome ground operation and digital infrastructure. Not to mention the unmatched support and loyalty that President Trump has from the American people.

The President is due to be released from the hospital as early as tomorrow.

Trump campaign keeping at ‘full speed’ with ‘Operation MAGA’ as Trump fights COVID-19

‘This will show the real enthusiasm behind the president’s reelection,’ the campaign official said

By Fox News, October 13, 2020

The Trump campaign is keeping at “full speed” as President Trump fights the novel coronavirus, with a new “Operation MAGA” that includes events featuring Vice President Pence and members of the Trump family in key battleground states across the country, Fox News has learned.

The new operation comes after the president tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, who also tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, is working remotely, but is not slowing down, according to a senior campaign official.

“Bill is working remotely, but absolutely remains in total control of the campaign,” the official told Fox News, adding that Stepien’s longtime ally, deputy campaign manager Justin Clark, remains at campaign headquarters.

The official told Fox News that early Saturday morning, Stepien, Clark and senior adviser Jason Miller held a call with campaign communications, operations and political teams to describe the launch of “Operation MAGA” and get the teams working on the new initiative and to “rally everybody for the last 30 days” of the campaign.

The official said Stepien was planning to host two other conference calls Saturday afternoon – one with the entire campaign staff, and the other with grassroots leaders from across the country. The official told Fox News that the vice president is expected to participate in one of the calls.

“Operation MAGA will fire up the entire MAGA universe to keep  President Trump’s campaign at full speed until our Commander-in-Chief returns to the campaign trail,” Stepien told Fox News. “Vice President Mike Pence, the First Family, our coalitions, and our grassroots supporters will be out in full force to show the real enthusiasm behind the President’s re-election and to show we’re working as hard as he always does.”

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VIDEO: President Trump’s Statement at Walter Reed — On therapeutics ‘they’re miracles coming down from God’

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. October 3, 2020.

President Donald J. Trump

I want to begin by thanking all of the incredible medical professionals, the doctors, the nurses, everybody, at Walter Reed Medical Centre, I think it’s the finest in the world for the incredible job they’ve been doing.

I came here, wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now, we’re working hard to get me all the way back. I have to be back because we still have to ‘Make America Great Again.’

We’ve done an awfully good job of that but we still have steps to go and we have to finish that job. And I’ll be back. I think I’ll be back soon and I look forward to finishing up the campaign the way it was started in the way we’ve been doing, and the kind of numbers we’ve been doing, we’ve been so proud of it.

But this was something that happened and it’s happened to millions of people of the world. And I’m fighting for them, not just in the U.S., I’m fighting for them all over the world. We’re going to beat this coronavirus or whatever you want to call it and we’re going to beat it soundly.

So many things have happened. If you look at the therapeutics, which I’m taking right now, some of them, and others are coming out soon that are looking like … frankly, they’re miracles, if you want to know the truth, they’re miracles. People criticize me when I say that, but we have things happening that look like they’re miracles coming down from God.

So I just want to tell you that I’m starting to feel good. You don’t know over the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days. I just want to be so thankful for all of the support I’ve seen, whether it’s on television or reading about it.

I most of all appreciate what’s been said by the American people, by almost a bipartisan consensus of American people. It’s a beautiful thing to see and I very much appreciate it and I won’t forget it. I promise you that.

I also want to thank the leaders of the world for their condolences. And they know what we’re going, they know as your leader what I have to go through. But I had no choice because I just didn’t want to stay in the White House. I was given that alternative.

Stay in the White House, lock yourself in, don’t ever leave, don’t even go to the Oval Office, just stay upstairs and enjoy it. Don’t see people, don’t talk to people, and just be done with it. And I can’t do that.

I had to be out front. This is America, this is the United States. This is the greatest country in the world, this is the most powerful country in the world. I can’t be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe and just say, ‘Hey, whatever happens, happens.’ I can’t do that.

We have to confront problems. As a leader, you have to confront problems. There’s never been a great leader that would have done that. So that’s where it is.

I’m doing well. I want to thank everybody. Our first lady is doing very well. Melania asked me to say something as to the respect that she has for our country, the love that she has for our country. And we’re both doing well. Melania is really handling it very nicely.

As you’ve probably read, she’s slightly younger than me—just a little tiny bit. And therefore, we know the disease, we know the situation with age vs. younger people. And Melania’s handling it statistically like it’s supposed to be handled and that makes me very happy and it makes the country very happy.

But I’m also doing well and I think we’re going to have a very good result. Again, over the next few days, we’re going to probably know for sure.

So I just want to thank everybody out there, everybody all over the world, specifically the United States, the outpouring of love has been incredible. I will never forget.

Thank you very much.

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