Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

At first, it looked like we were on to a win in November. The Left looked like overplaying its hand: weakending the police, resulting in a surge of murders and, of more importance to urban and suburban liberals, mass looting of stores where they (liberals) like to shop. And then there is the push to sexualize children.

But then … don’t underestimate the cunning of our enemies, and their willingness to spend big money to destroy us. They have decided to carry out their work within the patriot movement, and make us shoot ourselves in the foot.

This essay from Intellectual Conservative spells it out:

Far too many sheep that are blind to what’s happening today . The media has turned them into liberals with the slated articles that are outright LIES !!! .

Ah. Which articles are lies? We need to alert everyone.
The article says that leftwingers have been contributing money to ultra-conservative, Christian Nationalist candidates … like the nominee in Pennsylvania[ ] , because they believe that these people will drive voters who would have voted for a less extreme Republican to vote for a Democrat.

It seems like a plausible strategy to me, and one that we – if we had the money – should use against them: in Democrat primaries, support the most hard left wing ‘woke’ pro-AntiFa candidates we can find.

But … is the lie that they have doing this? Sending money?

Or do you believe that super-conservative Christian nationalists will mobilize the patriotic base, and in fact will get as many or more votes than the people they defeated in the primaries would have?

We must not wage war – and we are in a war – according to what we would like to be true, or what makes us feel good to believe.

Anyway, what are the lies?

No. 1 is the oldest and biggest: Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016 and might be a Russian agent. That scam involved crooked FBI agents and led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who took two years to conclude there was no evidence to back the charge.

Yet the probe had enormous impact, with the drumbeat of anonymous leaks hampering the Trump agenda and helping Democrats take the House in 2018.
Remember Lie No. 2 , the “Muslim ban” that wasn’t? Or No. 3 , the mantra that the 2017 tax cuts were only for the “rich” despite studies showing 80 percent of the population benefitted?
How about the “kids in cages” firestorm, complete with gripping photographs of migrant children in metal containers?

That was Lie No. 4 and the hottest story going, with Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rushing to the border with photogenic outrage. They vanished when it was revealed the Obama-Biden administration built the cages and the heart-wrenching photos were from 2014.

Apologies, corrections and retractions came in bunches, right? You must be kidding. Big media and big tech are too big to admit error.
Even now, with historic surges of young people at the border, the press doesn’t complain about Biden banning their cameras. That’s not journalism — it’s complicity.

Lie No. 5 was the Ukraine impeachment of Trump, a creative fiction based on a complaint from an anonymous member of the swamp who never testified. But others did to say the president, in trying to get information on Biden family corruption in Ukraine, was guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.
What Trump actually did was threaten the scam Joe Biden and son Hunter created that involved selling the suggestion that Joe’s influence could be had by hiring Hunter.

That’s the sort of thing reporters are supposed to expose, not protect. Not so long ago, I saw such conduct as an outgrowth of bias. Because much of the press is an echo chamber of the far left, my assumption was that slanted coverage resulted from political prejudice.

That is true in many cases, but too benign to fully explain our new era. Five years after the New York Times and others abandoned standards of fairness to become anti-Trump activists, press misconduct is repeatedly exposed as willful malpractice. In a word, lies.
Over and over again, they are the boy who cried wolf. It’s getting so where it’s safer to assume what the media insists is absolutely true probably isn’t.

Just as liberals have become illiberal, media have become more focused on suppressing the truth than revealing it.

Take Hunter Biden’s laptop, which is No. 6 on my Top Ten, although it rivals Russia, Russia, Russia in importance. When The Post first showed how the contents revealed his shady foreign business deals and how his father helped him, it was not unreasonable for the Times, Washington Post and others to hold off until they could confirm the explosive information late in the campaign.
The role Rudy Giuliani played in getting the material to The Post, which the paper disclosed, created additional concern because Giuliani was Trump’s lawyer.

So there were legitimate reasons for caution — up to a point. But the real motivation in avoiding the story soon became apparent.

The outlets that held their noses over the laptop had no trouble embracing the claim from Joe Biden’s campaign that the e-mails on it were “Russian disinformation.”

In what felt like a coordinated move, big tech instantly blocked The Post and other users from sharing them.

The final proof that media caution had morphed into coverup came when Tony Bobulinski emerged. A former partner of Hunter and Jim Biden, Joe’s brother, in a joint venture with a Chinese energy conglomerate, Bobulinski authenticated the critical e-mails because he had received them as CEO of the venture.

Tony Bobulinski said President Biden knew of Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine.

Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA

He also solved a riddle by saying the “big guy” slated to get a secret 10 percent stake was Joe Biden. Bobulinski told me he met with him in early 2017 and said Joe knew everything about the plan to introduce American mayors and governors to Chinese officials so the Chinese could buy US infrastructure.

All this was public information because of The Post, Fox News and a few others, yet most media cast doubts on the revelations. They were especially loathe to report anything supporting Joe Biden’s role, even though Bobulinski gave all his evidence to the FBI.

That cone of silence goes well beyond bias. That is Lie No. 7.

Finally, the 10th lie remains active, so the truth has not fully emerged.

The subject is ballot integrity, which the left demonizes as improper voter suppression. Joe Biden made the astonishing claim that demands for photo identification [are the new Jim Crow]

Naturally, his claim was magnified by the media, with CNN creating a logo declaring “Voting Rights Under Attack.” Even the normally sober Pew Trusts said, “Republican Wave of Voting Restrictions Swells.”

One count had 361 bills introduced in 47 states, and Wikipedia labels all of them attempts to restrict voting access. Craven corporate leaders piled on.

Never mind that polls show overwhelming support for voter ID laws, with a March survey finding 69 percent of black voters and 75 percent of all respondents favor such measures.

President Biden has attacked voter security measures and labeled them as new versions of Jim Crow.

The finding provides hope and reminds us there are antidotes to a corrupt press: Facts, facts and more facts. Or, as the late economist Herb Stein put it, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

Media lies are no exceptions

There are liars and then, there are darn liars. Here are some current examples:

At the start of his campaign, Donald Trump said Mexico is not sending their best people legally over the border and there were some good people. He was referring to the drug cartels and coyotes, but the media and Democrats left off the last part of the sentence, and called him racist.

President Trump said there were very fine people on both sides at Charlottesville, Va., during the protest and counter-protest over the planned removal of a statue on the town square. Many people showed up to protect or protest the statue including groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa. The fighting was started by Antifa. However, in the aftermath, the media and Democrats demanded that the president condemn only the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan, while ignoring Antifa’s violent aggression. The president rejected these groups and all violence which also has been ignored. Instead, because the president had said there were good people on both sides, they have labeled him as a racist.

Today, the media and Democrats continue to call the president a racist in spite of his cabinet and staff appointments, the funding of black colleges, promoting school choice, prison sentencing reforms, low unemployment and establishing opportunity zones. In reality, many who call others racist are usually the worst racist.

Another constant lie is the media and Democrats continuing to call the president a misogynist in spite of his cabinet, staff and judicial appointments, and female employment.

Then how can the media continue to call the president a Nazi having ■■■■■■ members in his family, and with everything he has done for peace and security of the state of Israel.

Congress impeached the president by lying and making up a factious telephone call to Ukraine. We should be asking “If you can go to jail for lying to Congress, why can’t Congress go to jail for lying to the people?”

The media and especially candidate Joe Biden are continuing to claim that the president insulted our military by calling them “suckers and losers,” even though 18 of the staff members that were present at the event all say that the president never made such a comment.

In spite of everything the president has done praising and respecting our military and veterans by an earned pay increase, changing the rules of engagement enabling our troops to win, rearming our depleted arm forces and reforming the Veterans Affairs health system to a 91% favorable rating to serve our veterans, they continue to tell this lie.

How can anyone continue to tell lies about Trump while accusing him of lying? You can tell a lot about a man by his children. The worst liar is one who falsely accuses someone else of lying.

James L.

The Atlantic magazine, with much fanfare, printed a story that on its face was a caricature of the president that could only be born from the addled minds of Trump-hating keyboard warriors and fired political operatives. Centered on a presidential visit France in 2018 to honor the fallen of World War I, Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, wrote in his imagined Trump-killing opus:

“When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed the rain for the last-minute decision, saying ‘the helicopter couldn’t fly’ and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true. Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead.” The story also inexplicably accused the president of saying horrific things about our war dead. The president vehemently denied every accusation, noting of what he is accused “only an animal” would say.

Then just a few days later, Mr. Goldberg conceded on CNN that the central claim was probably wrong, and that the White House insistence that cancelling the trip was due only to the weather, was likely true. The Federalist reported, “On Sunday, Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg admitted the White House’s account that President Trump’s trip to a cemetery of fallen World War I soldiers in France in 2018 was modified due to bad weather is probably accurate. ‘I’m sure all of those things are true,’ Goldberg told CNN in an interview on Friday when asked to respond to evidence a story he published saying otherwise is false.”

But if his anonymous sources’ premise of the trip being cancelled is not true, how do we know that the rest is not a lie?
Inevitably, the accusations struck the skeptical reader as the kind of thing the fired and miserable would imagine while sitting at a bar on their third martini while pounding the table. It’s likely also enraging that Mr. Trump’s success over the last three-and-a-half years makes them all look like fools.

When first confronted about that, he explained to CNN it was necessary because, “They don’t want to be inundated with angry tweets and all the rest.”

Journalists know their reporting is for the public, who are final arbiters of its value. Saying of anonymous gossip, “I can be trusted, I trust my sources, so you can trust them,” is the height of begging the question. No, we don’t automatically trust “journalists,” or what they present to us. We are to make up our own minds based on the picture presented to us, in its entirety.

Who sources are, whether they are nursing grudges, have partisan interests in the outcomes of the election, or have backgrounds making them unreliable, are important factors for the public to consider. Transparency is even more important for The Atlantic, considering its owner, Laurene Powell Jobs, is a mega-donor to Joe Biden having given at least $500,000 to the candidate in this cycle alone.
Geoffrey Ingersoll, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, made several important observations on Twitter: “Here’s the FOIA docs. Again, not saying Goldberg or his sources are lying. But he started off by flatly asserting it wasn’t ‘true’ the flight was cancelled due to rain. It is, in fact, true … [in my opinion], starting off a massively explosive story by omitting evidence to the contrary and then getting a publicly known fact totally wrong … not the best first step if you want to be believed. For the EIC of the Atlantic, hard for me to believe these mistakes lacked forethought.”
Those lighting a match to Mr. Goldberg’s screed include former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a man not known for his love of the president. He told Martha MacCallum on Fox News: “According to what that article said, the president made disparaging remarks about soldiers and people buried in the cemetery in connection with the decision for him not to go to the ceremony that was planned that afternoon, and that was simply false … I don’t know who told the author that, but that was false.”
With almost everyone who was in the room, ranging from Ambassador Bolton, to a close aide to Gen. John Kelly denying that it occurred and also denying that Gen. Kelly was a source of the story, to former press secretary Sarah Sanders, the U.S. ambassador to France, as well as multiple other aides to the president, it would be important to the public to know who made the accusation. After all, someone lied — either those denying on the record or those accusing anonymously. So who is it?

Another question the public must ask when confronting such partisan slop as The Atlantic smear: Why are other reporters and political operatives willing to believe anonymous sources above people who were personally present and in the room during the trip itself? If the answer is those denying the story are beholden to the president and have an interest in denying (with the notable and narrative-busting denial of Mr. Bolton), wouldn’t that apply to people with the alternative bias?

Ultimately, The Atlantic magazine hoax does reveal something important about Mr. Trump: His deranged opponents needed to fabricate a story in order to attack him on his record with the military and veterans, revealing even they recognize his unparalleled success. Without lies, they have nothing.

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This is an excellent summary of the political lies about Trump.
It’s not relevant to what I posted, but it’s all true. We face people who thought they had it all under control … and then Trump came along, and they went bananas.

Now the problem is that you see this, and I see this, and a third of the nation more or less sees this. Another third doesn’t care because they hate Trump down to the marrow of their bones and will lie upside down and backward to stop him … more importantly to stop what he represents.

it’s the middle third that we have to reach. It would be nice to believe that all we need to do is to point to the truth and say, ‘Behold!’ but it doesn’t work that way. That is, that’s not enough.

We have to reach that middle third, including – first of all – people who voted Republican down ticket in 2020, but voted for Biden, or didn’t vote, because they could not bring themselves to vote for someone like Trump. They didn’t see that it was a ‘Flight 93 Election’ again. Now a lot of them have probably woken up. And people who were sort-of Democrats have begun to see what’s happened to the Democratic Party, as well.

That’s why even in far-left-controlled San Fransicko, the Son-of-Weatherman pro-criminal DA gets recalled, and three American-hating members of the school board get recalled.

Anyone who doesn’t see that this is a historic opportunity for us … a ‘Bridge at Remagen’ moment … is blind.

The Democrats know that Republicans who announce themselves as ‘Christian Nationalists’ are going to repel people who otherwise would vote for our candidates.

That’s why they support them in the primaries, with big money, and, where state laws allow this, by entering Republican primaries as voters and voting for the candidate they think will lose to a Democrat in the general election. That ought to tell us something.

Do you have dementia ?

Yes. I depend on highly intelligent people like you to point out the lies in that article in Intellectual Conservative. She said Democrats are voting in Republican primaries, to make sure the Republicans choose the most extreme, loony candidates. And they’re also donating big money to these candidates.

Do you think these are lies?

Perhaps in your hick town . :cowboy_hat_face: You can’t vote in the primary on a Republican ticket, then go vote on the Democratic ticket unless you live in Doug’s hick town . :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Let them donate to the GOP

Never forget that America is only a tool, especially the military. Once America becomes unlivable (and unprofitable), they will move on at the drop of a hat.

Looking at only 50 years in the past, Serbia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria… They were there.

What is their goal?

They will not stop until the whole of humanity becomes their slaves.

A ‘hick’ is someone of limited intelligence, who thinks his little molehill is the world, and cannot understand that somewhere else things are done differently.

So there are indeed states in which people from one party can vote in the primary of another.

And even where this is not the case, Democrats have been putting big money into supporting the extremist Republican candidates, who will draw the support of not-very-bright hicks and Trump cultists, but will repel the middle-of-the-road voters, who would have ordinarily voted for us this November.

The polls are now shifting in favor of the Democrats … unheard of in a mid-term election.
Here’s a liberal gloating about it:

Thanks a lot, Mr Trump, and the loonies who worship him.

But if we don’t win big in November, which we should have, the loonies can say “It’s a GIANT CONSPIRACY! We actually won, it was just stolen from us, by Satan!”

I hope we win, and every patriot should vote for the Republican, even if you have to hold your nose to do it. The other side wants to destroy the country, or is grovelling before those who do.

The Left are devious. They want to discredit us among decent people by smearing us as white supremacists and anti-Semites. So they send in infiltrators who pretend to be patriots, and then post things that they can later quote and say, “See? Conservatives are haters!”

Real patriots won’t be fooled by this.

Infiltration is their modus operandi.

Once America becomes useless — in their eyes — they will leave in droves. Where to? I don’t know. Manchuria? That’s when America regains its health and strength.

What about the Puppet, Biden, and his comment" If you ain’t voting Democrat, you ain’t black"?
I am white but was offended by that one!
Fortunately we have a large black conservative bloc voting and who are likely to remember that lie,too.


What blacks need to remember is which party fought to END SLAVERY !!!

It was the Republican Party that passed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery. It was the Republican Party that passed the 14th Amendment, giving Black men citizenship. It was the Republican Party that passed the 15th Amendment, giving Black men the right to vote. It was Republicans who fought, and gave their lives, to free slaves in the Civil War, and it was the Confederate Democrats fought to keep black people in the chains of slavery. The Democrat party has always has been the party of racism and slavery in America.

The 13th Amendment: 100% of Republicans voted for it—77% of Democrats voted against it. The 15th Amendment: 100% of Republicans voted for it—100% of Democrats voted against.

People vote for the party that they think will advance their own interests. No one cares about history. This is just a fact.

What we have to do is to reach ambitious Blacks, Blacks who care about the quality of the schools their children go to, who care about the high crime rates in their neighborhoods.

For us, School Choice ought to be a winning strategy. We ought to foreground it wherever we can.

There are some very smart Black thinkers, academic social scientists (or in one case, a linguist) who understand what the ‘identity politics’ plague has done to Blacks.

The best guys for this are

John McWhorter [John McWhorter - Wikipedia ]

Glenn Loury: [ Glenn Loury - Wikipedia ]
Roland Fryer [Roland G. Fryer Jr. - Wikipedia. ]
I’ve given the Wikipedia links for them, because the Leftists who infest Wiki have dug up all the slime possible to put into their Wiki bios. So read them and you’ll read the worst.
They all understand how white Leftists have infantalized Blacks, and made so many of them think that they cannot succeed without special favors from the government – a fatal belief.

:thinking: REALLY ? :laughing:
So why then can’t we leave the statues and paintings and books alone. Stop the PC analysis of 100-year-old books ? :zipper_mouth_face: :face_with_peeking_eye:
Nasty Nancy Pelosi ordered that the official portraits of four of her predecessors be removed from the Capitol walls. This grandiose display of virtue signaling occurred, she said, “because we must lead by example.” But wait Doug said NO-ONE CARES ABOUT HISTORY . :roll_eyes: :yawning_face:
Example of what? “There is no room in the hallowed halls of this democracy, this temple of democracy, to memorialize people who embody violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy.” Claim the demoRAT leaders while never mentioning THEY foster this mess . :clown_face: :poop: The four portraits are of whom? Robert Hunter who served as Speaker 20 years prior to the Civil War and Charles Crisp, an enlisted man in the Confederate Army, who served as Speaker 26 years after the Civil War. Howell Cobb who served 10 years prior to the war and James Orr who served as Speaker just prior to the war. Cobb became the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy. The others most people probably never heard of. None are household names. Hardly the rogues gallery portrayed by the overwrought Pelosi.
Speaker Pelosi really should think through why she wants to expunge the hallowed halls of “violent bigotry and grotesque racism”.
The history of the Democratic Party is a chronicle of violent bigotry and grotesque racism. Blacks are enslaved today by the demoRATS with handouts, affirmative action, quotas and all the other bullshit that keeps them from having to compete or work for a living .
Taking down pictures and toppling statues is neither leadership nor positive example. We cannot rewrite history to conform to today’s standards and values. History is the story of the past, good and bad. History is the record from which we learn and improve. What we know about science today is because of what we learned in the past.
Many Black people with multiple degrees cannot point to a place in their educational process (outside of the elective classes we chose to take) when the true history of this country and an honest look at the destructive and continuous effects of slavery were discussed.
Black people love bringing up old shit like slavery, history and truth. They will often bring up slavery at inopportune times, like history classes. The only logical reason blacks insist on making every discussion on the Civil War about slavery and white supremacy is that every available historical document about the Civil War actually cites slavery and white supremacy as the reasons for the conflict, and mentions nothing about Southern pride and cultural heritage.
Victimhood is taught and fostered by talking heads in the media and communities. How do you think President Obama went from community organizer to the State Senate? By saying “Everyone should work hard.”?

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No one cares about history. This is just a fact.
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Sure Doug . :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Enfield, N.C., Mayor Mondale Robinson livestreamed the teardown of a Confederate monument that had stood in the town for over 90 years, instructing a volunteer driving a tractor to push the main piece of the monument to the ground.

“Yessir,” Robinson yelled during the live stream. “Death to the Confederacy around here! Not in my town, not on my watch.”

Earlier this month, the town’s board of commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of removing the 10-foot monument from the town’s Randolph Park area, The Washington Post reported.

But Robinson, who was elected as Enfield’s mayor earlier this year, may have violated a state law that outlined initial procedures for monument removal.

North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that it has received requests from Enfield Police Department Chief James Ayers and its District Attorney Andrew Murray to launch an investigation into the property damage at the park where the monument

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[quote=“Doug1943, post:15, topic:11657”]
No one cares about history. This is just a fact.
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What the hell do you call this Doug ??? :thinking: HISTORY :zipper_mouth_face:

Juneteenth National Independence Day , also called Emancipation Day , Freedom Day , Jubilee Day , Black Independence Day , and Juneteenth Independence Day , holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. :rofl:

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Yes, you are right. The Left is trying to either erase or history, our paint it as a history of shame.

What I meant was that not one single Black person is going to vote Republican, because of what the Democrats did a hundred years ago, or even fifty years ago. We have to appeal to them around immediate issues: safe neighborhoods, good schools (via school choice), a country where those who work hard can make it. Given the large fraction of underclass Blacks, and the success of the Left in selling self-pity, blame-whitey, it’s an uphill fight. But we can make progress.

Of course the Civil War was about slavery. The stupid slavocracy could have negotiated a good deal for themselves, and had themselves bought out, as the slave-owners in the British Caribbean did. But ruling classes have often been too stupid to change their behavior. It’s too bad we had to fight a huge civil war over the issue. Had the South won, we would probably have ended up with three or four small republics on the North American continent, and when the 20th Century came along, we might have found that the biggest, baddest brother on the block was not a strong liberal democracy, but some fascist or communist power. Not good.

Today we’ve got to reach the third of America that is neither committed conservative, nor committed progressive. That’s the strategic task.

The immediate tactical task is to get people registered to vote.
We need to get ‘Register to Vote’ messages up on every social media platform we can, and also on YouTube comments sections that are looked at by ‘red-pilled’ young males. There are literally millions of commonsense conservatives, good patriots, who are not even registered to vote. Young people are especially among the unregistered, because it’s an unknown step for them. But the Left works hard on campuses to register their people.

We need to get this link around everwhere:
How to Register to Vote | USAGov

By the way…
Isn’t it illegal toBUY VOTES?
What else do you call "stimulus checks"and.“student loan debt forgiveness”?
Isn’t it a shame that a political hack like that Puppet, Biden, encourages young people to break their personal oath to repay their creditors? Remember when the loan officer put that paper in front of you and said"Sign here and you did? That means you have to pay it back.
Okay. So the government is going to be your friend and bail out some of the debt you owe. Kinda like making you feel dependent so next time you are in the soup you expect to be bailed out. Don’t bother saving for (retirement, medical, housing, etc) the government has got your back .
A very bad precident. Ask the local homeless near you how the plan is working.