‘Trump Nation’ Numbers At Least 150 Million Americans

‘Trump Nation’ Numbers At Least 150 Million Americans. By Edward Ring.

“Getting rid of Trump is the easy part, cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else.” — ABC News Political Director Rick Klein, in a tweet he later deleted.

This sums up the sentiments that inform America’s establishment media, its corporate elite, Big Tech, academia, most of the public sector, the entire Democratic Party, and most of the Republican Party leadership. What do we do with 74,222,593 people? How will we reeducate these troglodytic haters? How will we control these dangerous insurrectionists?

Despite virtually every powerful special interest lined up against them, this “cleansing” will indeed be tough. Because, first of all, we are not talking about 74 million Trump supporters. We’re talking about over 150 million Trump supporters. To say that only 74 million Americans support Trump rests on an impossible assumption: that every American who didn’t vote for Trump, or for Biden, automatically is supposed to have supported Biden. …

Alienating normals by the million:

Ideologues like ABC News’ Rick Klein, and his photogenic stooge, ABC News anchor David Muir, are playing with fire. Along with their counterparts across America’s entire media complex, conventional and online, they have stoked the flames of division and resentment. They have told so many lies, and have displayed such obvious bias, that nothing they say can be believed anymore. And the number of awakened people who don’t believe anything coming from sources like ABC is not 74 million. It’s well over 150 million. …

What America needs now is not a “cleansing” of Trump supporters. America needs a thorough reformation of voting laws across the country, combined with an acceptance of online freedom of speech. Sadly, the powers that be are doing the exact opposite.

But they are not alienating a small minority of clingers. They have already alienated at least 157 million people, and every time they tell another lie, or silence another voice, that number grows.

Students Demand Harvard Revoke Degrees of Alumni Affiliated with Donald Trump

Students Demand Harvard Revoke Degrees of Alumni Affiliated with Donald Trump. By Alana Mastrangelo.

Harvard students are calling on the university to revoke the degrees of anyone who is affiliated with President Donald Trump.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany are all targets of the student’s petition.

“Is Harvard University prepared to take a stand — against violent white supremacy?” reads the petition obtained by Fox Business. “It’s no secret that over a dozen Harvard graduates worked hard to spread the disinformation and mistrust that created last Wednesday’s insurrection.”

The petition, entitled, “Revoke their Degrees,” specifically names Harvard graduates Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and refers to them as “violent actors.”

Discrimination! You must revoke the degrees of all Americans who think the election was probably stolen! You know you want to.

AOC and other progressives have a new goal: Silence the press

AOC and other progressives have a new goal: Silence the press. By David Harsanyi.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a wellspring of truly terrible ideas for years, but her new one might be her worst one yet: A Ministry of Truth.

During a live stream on her Instagram page, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by a viewer if, to help with national healing, there were congressional plans to institute any “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives.”

The socialist congresswoman replied that, yes, indeed, she and some of her colleagues have been exploring media literacy initiatives to help “rein in” the press and combat misinformation after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “So that’s something that we’re looking into.”

The US Congress as the arbiter of truth. Can’t wait. We could rename it the US Oracle. Senators could be known as Truth Tellers. Politicians lie? Not any more buddy.

The Capitol Hill Riot Was Pelosi’s Fault, Not Trump’s

The Capitol Hill Riot Was Pelosi’s Fault, Not Trump’s. By Daniel Greenfield.

Why couldn’t Congress’ private police force of 2,000 protect it from a mob of hundreds?

The Capitol Police have over 2,000 sworn officers. A police force dedicated to protecting Capitol Hill has more personnel in its service than the police forces of most of the country. …

The media claimed that the Capitol Police were overwhelmed by a massive riot. Except that the number of violent rioters was, at most, in the hundreds, while the Capitol Police could deploy a force the size that protects entire cities to protect a few buildings from hundreds of people. …

Remember when BLM attacked the White House, and Trump was rushed to a bunker? It was only seven months ago, in June 2020.

When Black Lives Matter rioters, incited by Democrats and the media, besieged the White House, 60 members of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division were injured holding the line while President Trump and his family were taken to a bunker. 11 members of the Service were hospitalized due to the violence of the BLM riot that Democrats falsely claimed was peaceful.

Much of the heavy lifting was done by the Park Police, another one of the innumerable mini police forces swarming the city, which has only 641 sworn officers spread across three cities.

65 Park Police officers were wounded in the BLM riots and 11 had to be hospitalized.

This roughly matches the 60 Capitol Police and 58 D.C. cops injured in the Capitol riot. …

Both sets of riots targeted a center of government, the White House for BLM and Capitol Hill for the alt-right, and the BLM riot was objectively more destructive.

In the Capitol riot, Brian Sicknick, a pro-Trump veteran, was struck on the head, suffered a brain clot and died. During the BLM riots, law enforcement officers suffered concussions. None died, but that’s a matter of luck, not restraint on the part of BLM thugs using clubs and bricks.

Despite the heavy toll on the injured officers from the Secret Service and the Park Police, Democrats and the media falsely accused both forces of violently assaulting “peaceful protesters”. Instead of condemning the violence which included bricks, bottles, fireworks, and bodily fluids being thrown at law enforcement officers, Democrats formed a lynch mob. …

Unlike the Capitol Police, the Park Police and the Secret Service did not kill a single BLM rioter despite provocations and bodily injuries. The same can’t be said of Congress’ keystone cops who managed to kill an unarmed woman who was not physically assaulting them at the time.

During the BLM riots, Democrats and their media considered mace against a violent assailant an overreaction, but think that shooting an unarmed woman who was not attacking anyone to be an underreaction proving that it’s not about policing, but that leftist lives matters, others don’t.

Oddly enough, the MSM isn’t comparing the two events.

Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt

Collective Guilt and the New Witch Hunt. By James Bovard.

“Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the question used in congressional hearings in the 1950s in what was portrayed as a witch hunt against leftists that blighted American freedom of speech.

A new witch hunt is sweeping Washington, Silicon Valley, and much of the media based on the following question: “Do you currently have any doubts or have you ever written or said anything disparaging the vote counts of the 2020 presidential election?”

Anyone who questions the final vote of that election is now literally being derided as a traitor. Regardless of 65 million mail-in ballots (for which fraud is “vastly more prevalent,” according to the New York Times), regardless of the last minute changes in election procedures in key swing states, and regardless of controversies about computer voting software, anyone who does not attest to the final proclaimed vote count is finding themselves forever damned – or at least that is the intent of Democratic activists and social media companies.

The definition of treason has been vastly expanded in the past weeks to include members of Congress who filed a lawful challenge against the 2020 electoral tally. Even though Democrats vigorously challenged Republican presidential victories in 2000, 2004, and 2016 (Nancy Pelosi declared in May 2017, “Our [2016] election was hijacked… Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy”), any challenges to last November’s results suddenly became intolerable. Forty-eight Democratic members of Congress have co-sponsored a resolution calling for expelling potentially more than a hundred Republican lawmakers who pledged to object to certifying the 2020 election results. The resolution claims that those Republican lawmakers are guilty of violating the 14th Amendment’s provision prohibiting federal officeholders from having “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the [United States], or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” …

Both before and after the 2020 election, the dominant media narrative endlessly recited that voter fraud was a myth. Facebook earlier this week deleted all posts that included the phrase “Stop the Steal.” …

On top of the new thought prohibitions, anyone who criticized or protested the election results is now collectively guilty for any violence that occurred during the January 6 clash between Trump supporters and police at the U.S. Capitol. After a policeman suffered fatal injuries from that during the melee, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the House Democratic Caucus chair, declared on Tuesday, “Blood is on the hands of every single House Republican sycophant. Who perpetrated the big lie. That Trump won the election.”

Wait! There’s more:

Schumer wants to see people banned not after a conviction in federal court but merely because they appear in photos or videos in the wrong place at the wrong time…

Some politicians are talking as if anyone who broke a window on a federal building should be found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. …

Those laws brought in after 911 and not used much against Islamic terrorists, are now being used against us. Surprised?

Unfortunately, the feds have a handy club in the Patriot Act’s “domestic terrorism” offense, defined as violent or threatening private actions intended “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion.” It requires only a few scuffles at a rally to transform a protest group into a terrorist entity — even if the scuffles are started by undercover government agent provocateurs. …

Even people who did not attend the rally where violence broke out could face legal perils from the feds if charged with “material support” (i.e., donations) to an organization later charged with terrorist offenses.

Oh, I feel so convinced that the election was free and fair. Censorship and threats are always persuasive. Yes sir.

On the Appeal of Trump to Trump Fans

On the Appeal of Trump to Trump Fans. By David Bernstein.

Trump is the only president in decades who has appealed to a particular segment of the American electorate. …

There is a large segment of American society, maybe 15-20% [more!], that has not had a president who represents their basic worldview for decades. These folks tend to be white, exurban or rural, believe in religious tradition and cultural conservatism without being regular church-goers, very patriotic, very pro-military, hostile to immigration and free trade, skeptical of big business, big government, and establishment experts, and in favor of entitlement programs and the safety net. …

So along comes Trump who appeals to this constituency almost perfectly. Sure, he’s a rich New Yorker, but his outer-borough accent and mentality, scorned by the elite, reminds people that their own regional accents are also scorned by the elite.

This constituency used to be divided between Republicans and Democrats, which is one reason they lacked influence on presidential nominees, but they have shifted to be heavily Republican, which gave them a lot of influence on the nominating process in 2016, and they chose Trump.

Trump, to almost everyone’s surprise, wins. So how do big government, big business, elite experts and so on, i.e., the establishment, react, from his fans’ perspective? Without even giving Trump a chance, they decree that he is illegitimate, that he needs to be resisted, and that his voters are beyond redemption; “this is 1932 in Germany” was not a rare reaction.

So, from these voters’ perspective, the one time in their lifetimes and much longer a president comes around who really speaks to their worldview, the establishment tries to destroy him.

Rather than the anti-Trump sentiment persuading them, it makes them stronger supporters, people who see Trump as their weapon against an establishment that disparages them.

Digging in.

Do NOT Judge All Muslims, DO Judge All Republicans

Do NOT Judge All Muslims, DO Judge All Republicans. By Victory Girls.

Over the last 19 years since 9/11, with every act of bloody Islamist terrorism our betters in BigGov and BigMedia rushed to tell us that we cannot judge the vast majority of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims based on the horrible actions of a tiny minority, regardless of body count.

But a band of several dozen freaks, weirdos and extremists briefly occupy the Capitol and all Republicans, conservatives, minorities, et al, who voted for President Trump are, ipso facto, insurrectionists and traitors. …

Three thousand Americans dead on 9/11/2001 and a Islamist terrorism body count that included Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon bombing and 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack. Yet no media ran articles on Islamic supremacism, no politician called for Muslims to renounce their core faith, even a growing social media did little to censor speech that excused, downplayed or outright supported this tiny minority. …

This goes beyond the usual political hypocrisy. They are taking your rights and making your life worse:

And don’t make the mistake of assuming this is just the usual political hypocrisy that grips Democrats and the Leftwing apparatchiks in BigMedia, BigAcademia and BigTech. This is about a huge consolidation of power to deprive WrongThinkers™ of their Constitutional rights (ala Reichstag Fire Decree).

BigTech has been especially busy kicking people out of the virtual public square for not being sufficiently with The Narrative, people are being fired, de-platformed, blacklisted and being doxxed to become targets of the Leftwing brownshirts of Antifa for the sin of supporting President Trump.

Trump has no right to say poll stolen: top Dem

Trump has no right to say poll stolen: top Dem. By Cristina Laila.

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) on Friday said President Trump does not have the right to say the election was stolen.

According to Fetterman, saying the election was stolen or rigged is not protected under the 1st Amendment.

“This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election’ — that’s a lie. And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech,” Fetterman said.

Democrat Fetterman said Trump only has the right to talk about his favorite football team, but he does not have the right to say an election was rigged.

Sure. Some ideas are just not politically correct. The Dems stole the election and are trying to outlaw anyone who points that out.

Here’s an oldie but a goodie:

“You stole the election!”. “Shut up,” explained the left.

via Tip of the Spear

Parler CEO Flees Home with His Family, Goes Into Hiding After Receiving Death Threats

Parler CEO Flees Home with His Family, Goes Into Hiding After Receiving Death Threats. By Cristina Laila.

Parler CEO John Matze has gone into hiding with his family after receiving death threats.

Because of Big Tech censorship, Parler, the free speech alternative to Twitter, became the fastest growing social media company — until they got deplatformed by Amazon, Apple and Google in a coordinated attack. …

Parler responded to the deplatforming by filing a lawsuit against Amazon.

According to a new filing by Parler’s lawyers, John Matze was forced to flee his home with his family and go into hiding after receiving “deaths threats” and “invasive personal security breaches.”

Opposing the modern left without protection is foolhardy. This guy runs a billion dollar company, but maybe that’s not enough.

Another Conservative Commentator Realizes that the Election Was Stolen

Another Conservative Commentator Realizes that the Election Was Stolen. This post by notable right-winger John Hinderaker is the latest in an arc where John went from dismissing the possibility that enough votes were stolen to flip the result to accepting that it is likely. Welcome aboard John, what took you so long?

Immediately after the election, John’s Powerline blog was heavily thrashed by left wing trolls. They may have ear-bashed the Powerline crew into accepting their central message, that the election was not stolen. But, as John is now realizing, events since November 3 make so much more sense, and are so much easier to explain, if the election was stolen and the media and Democrats are simply desperate to cover up that fact. Indeed, this dynamic will be driving American politics for the foreseeable future. It’s going to be a long haul.

Democrats are making extraordinary efforts to suppress all discussion of whether Joe Biden actually won the 2020 presidential election. In fact, they go even farther: they want to suppress all discussion of the extent to which voter fraud occurred. …

First, this question: why are the Democrats so hysterical in their insistence that fraud not be mentioned? One reason is obvious. Joe Biden will take office under a cloud, since close to half of all Americans doubt that he really won the election. The Democrats want to stamp out such doubts to preserve Biden’s authority as president.

But there is a second reason that may be more important. The Democrats want the lax voting procedures that prevailed in 2020 to continue in the future. They know that efforts will be made in many states to improve ballot integrity, and they want those efforts to fail. By rendering all discussion of voter fraud out of bounds, they hope to forestall reforms that would make it harder for them to cheat, or enable cheating, in the future.

At last, the crucial statistical evidence gets a mention. John’s not a numbers person, but maybe he’s realizing that — in the absence of confessions — this is where the most persuasive evidence lies.

So, did the Democrats steal the presidential election, or not? I don’t know the answer to that question. No one does. A number of statistical analyses have been done, which on their face suggest large irregularities. …

Beyond the statistical evidence, of course we cannot prove that there was sufficient fraud to have flipped the result:

Beyond that, major questions remain unanswered. In several key swing states, there were midnight dumps of 100,000 or more votes, virtually all of which were for Joe Biden, something that can’t normally happen. Those dumps may have made the difference in the election. I have seen no attempt by any Democrat to explain or justify them. Maybe I’ve missed it, and maybe they somehow reflected actual ballots cast, but the burden of proof is on those who seek to justify such anomalies.

Even greater doubts about the election arise from the deliberately loose procedures that governed voting. Something like 69 million mail-in votes were cast, and until two months ago, everyone agreed that mail-in voting is highly susceptible to fraud. But the laxity in 2020 went far beyond the risks inherent in mail-in votes. I put it this way: I don’t know whether the Democrats stole the 2020 election, but I do know that they tried hard to steal it. …

One of the problems in assessing the 2020 election is that the same lax procedures that enable fraud in the first place also make it more or less impossible to prove after the fact. Sixty-nine million mail-in votes were cast; how many were fakes, and which ones? There is really no way to tell. Once those votes have been counted (sometimes in the absence of Republican poll-watchers, illegally excluded by Democrats from the rooms where counting was going on), there is no way to identify which ones were illegal and pull them out of the vote totals.

Future elections:

No doubt, a number of people are currently investigating the election, either nationally or in particular states. (Not “journalists,” who don’t investigate anything; certainly not anything that could harm the Democratic Party.) Over the next two years, such researchers will publish books on the election. Some will argue that voter fraud swung the election to Joe Biden, while others will argue that he legitimately won, even if his vote totals were swelled by fraud. Books in the former category will have a hard time finding publishers, but someone will publish them, and lots of Americans will read them and discuss their findings. The Democrats’ efforts to suppress discussion of election integrity will fail.

What is most important is what happens next. Rightly or wrongly, Joe Biden will be our next president. We can’t change that. But, by pressing the issue of election integrity in the states, we potentially can ensure that in 2022 and succeeding elections, Americans have confidence that the candidate who got the most legal votes is the winner. To accomplish that, we will have to overcome entrenched opposition not only from the above-ground Democratic Party, but from its press auxiliary, which tries to ban any suggestion that voter fraud is a problem. We all know better, and we can’t give in to the Democrats’ crude efforts at intimidation. Election integrity must be a priority for the next two years, and in the future.

Yep.

From the Navarro Report.

PS: After hearing both their parents voted for Biden, a brother and sister vowed to never visit their parent’s graves again.

Glenn Reynolds:

Nobody was arguing that it was beyond to pale to accuse Trump of being elected due to tampering by Russian hackers, so I’m treating all this pearl-clutching as the self-serving fraud that it is.

Matt:

Where was everyone Nov 10th or so? The fraud was obvious on election night when they stopped counting with Trump way up and then we woke up and supposedly Biden jumped to the lead while everyone was asleep.

This is why I’m no longer a republican. The leaders and the “conservative” media waits 2 months to even start to fight back. Well, screw you.

They just disenfranchised 75 million Americans, booted the most successful president in 40 years (also most popular ever) and installed a sock puppet dementia patient so they can broom him and install Kamala harris.

Republican politicians don’t fight. Well, we need new leaders that do.

The requiem for democracy might sound a little like this:

Can we — or do we even want to — stop the GOP suicide mission?

Can we — or do we even want to — stop the GOP suicide mission? By Bookworm.

One thing that’s become clear in the past week is that the Republican party in Washington, D.C., is completely disconnected from the ordinary Americans that, of necessity, have looked to the GOP as their political home because it’s the “not-leftist” party. On the ground, outside of D.C., these reluctant GOP allies still support Trump. Whether, with Trump gone, they will support the GOP is a good question. …

If you listened to Tucker Carlson last night, you got to hear Fox’s Brit Hume fulminate against Trump, assert that there was no election fraud, and crave the normalcy that impeaching Trump would bring. And Hume probably still wonders why Fox lost 40% of its audience after the election. I still watch Tucker because, while I won’t forgive him for pretending there’s no election fraud, he’s still one of the few people in America brave enough to speak out against the Left’s having recently elevated cancel culture from a university practice to a full-blown fascist political movement.  …

Trump made the GOP look bad:

For people who believe in the Constitution, the free market, and the rule of law (applied equally regardless of race, color, creed, or political ideology), Trump finally gave them the meat and drink of true conservativism. He fought for secure borders, he refused to send their children to die in wars that benefit only other countries (if that), he worked to end stifling regulations, he had the courage forge a new pathway to peace in the Middle East, he super-charged an economy that lifted the bottom half up, he supported the First and Second Amendments in both word and deed — and of course, that’s just the shortlist of Trump’s accomplishments. And Trump did this despite non-stop hysterical, faked attacks.

At the end of the day, Trump made the GOP look bad and the Republicans in D.C. hated him for it. They would have profited more from Hillary in the White House. Trump attacked their bank accounts, which were built on the ill-gotten proceeds from the Americans they relentlessly taxed and regulated. For that, he had to be destroyed. Aside from a few stalwarts, the real power players in the Republican party, preferred to reign in, or at least profit from, leftist Hell, than to serve in a constitutional Heaven.

In that regard, let us not forget the GOP’s unholy fealty to illegal immigration. It’s no surprise that the Chamber of Commerce, which supports impeachment, also supports destroying American workers by shipping their jobs to China and, if that’s not possible, filling America with illiterate, illegal immigrants, who can be exploited almost as badly as the Democrats’ slaves were before Republicans ended that immoral system.

In other words, the GOP doesn’t suck because it’s weak and feckless. It sucks because it’s corrupt and anti-American. …

The conservatives and Trump supporters from whom I’m hearing will never again fund or vote for a party that turned on Trump.

Leftist corporations are defunding Trump-supporting politicians, a frightening sign of fascism, for what was Hitler but a socialist partnership between government and big corporations. However, the politicians who look longingly at corporations waving them cash if they promise to give up Trump and the political values he espoused, must understand that they have a choice: They can get money from corporations or they can get votes from citizens. They can’t do both.

What Happens if America Proceeds to Civil War?

What Happens if America Proceeds to Civil War? By Paul Craig Roberts.

As a person who grew up in the glorious aftermath of World War II, it never occurred to me that in my later years I would be pondering whether the United States would end in civil war or a police state. In the aftermath of the stolen presidential election, it seems a 50-50 toss up. …

What would the US military do? Clearly, the Joint Chiefs and the military/security complex are establishment and not anti-establishment Trumpers. With the soldiers themselves now a racial and gender mix, the soldiers would be as divided as the country. Those not with the Establishment would lack upper level support.

Where are the youth and younger adults? They are in both camps depending on their education. Many of the whites who went to university have been brainwashed against themselves, and regard white Americans as “systemic racists” or “white supremacists” and feel guilt. Those who did not go to university for the most part have experienced to their disadvantage the favoritism given to people of color and have resentment.

What about weapons? How can the reds lose when guns are a household item and blues would never dirty themselves by owning one? The answer is that unlike the War of Northern Aggression in the 1860s, today the weapons in the hands of the military are devastating compared to those in the hands of the public. Unlike in the past, it is impossible for a citizens’ militia to stand against the weapons and body armor that the military has. So, unless the military splits, the reds are outgunned. Never believe that the Establishment would not release chemical and biological agents against red forces. Or for that matter nuclear weapons.

What about communications? We know for an absolute fact that the tech monopolies are aligned with the Establishment against the people. So much so that President Trump, in the process of being set-up for prosecution, has been cut off from communicating with his supporters both in social media and email. …

How would a civil war play out? The Establishment would do everything possible to discredit the case of the “rebels.” The true rebels, of course, would be the Establishment which has overthrown the Constitutional order, but no media would make that point. Controlling the media, the Establishment, knowing of the patriotism of its opponents, would portray the “rebels” as foreign agents seeking to overthrow American Democracy.

On whose head will the Establishment place the blame for “the War Against America”? There are three candidates: Iran, China, and Russia. Which will the Establishment choose?

  1. To give Iran credit conveys too much power to a relatively small country over America. To blame Iran for our civil war would be belittling.
  2. To blame China won’t work, because Trump blamed China for economically undermining America and Trump supporters are generally anti-China. So accusing the red opposition with being China agents would not work.
  3. The blame will be placed on Russia.

This is the easy one. Russia has been the black hat ever since Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech in 1946. Americans are accustomed to this enemy…. When the Establishment decided to frame President Trump, the Establishment chose Russia as Trump’s co-conspirator against American Democracy. …

Suppose that an American civil war becomes intense. Suppose that the Establishment’s propaganda against Russia becomes the reigning belief as propaganda almost always becomes, how can the Establishment not finish the insurrection threat by attacking the country responsible? The Establishment would be trapped in its own propaganda. Emotions would run away. Russia would hear threats that would have to be taken seriously.

What would the Kremlin do? Would Russia’s leaders accept yet another humiliation and false accusation? Or will the anger of the Russian people forever accused and never stood up for by their own government force the Kremlin into awareness that Russia could be attacked at any moment. …

What Trump and his supporters, and perhaps the Kremlin, do not understand is that real evidence no longer counts. The Establishment makes up the evidence that it needs for its agendas. Consider how easy it was for the Capitol Police to remove barriers and allow some Antifa mixed in with Trump supporters into the Capitol. This was all that was required to create a “Trump led insurrection” that terminated the presentation of evidence of electoral fraud and turned the massive rally of support for Trump into a liability. Trump now leaves the presidency as an “insurrectionist” and is set up for continued harassment and prosecution….

The stolen election and its acceptance abroad signifies the failure of Western democracy. The collapse of the Western world and its values will affect the entire world.

The world is such a nastier and more dangerous place than a year ago. Thanks lefties!

Capitol Riot Used to Crush ‘The Big Lie’

Capitol Riot Used to Crush ‘The Big Lie’. By Julie Kelly.

On January 6, the day of the Capitol protest/riot/siege, Rasmussen released a poll that showed only a slight majority of Americans believe Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election fairly. Just 25 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of unaffiliated voters said that Biden’s election was on the square.

The poll’s results largely reflected the mood of the electorate and Republican lawmakers were getting an earful from constituents about congressional inaction. Finally, two months too late, a dozen Senate Republicans concocted a last-ditch plan to “audit” the election results before Inauguration Day, a move backed by most GOP voters and by the president.

It forewarned an ignominious start to the Biden-Harris Administration. Democrats, after suffering unexpected losses in the House and eking out the slimmest majority in the Senate, could hardly claim any sort of mandate with tens of millions of Americans questioning the validity of the national election. A public vetting in Congress, devoid of far-fetched claims peddled by shady operatives, exposing provable evidence of vote fraud, conducted days before the inauguration was the last thing Team Biden and the Democrats wanted.

Further, Republican-led state legislatures in swing states that flipped from Trump to Biden in 2020 also prepared to investigate various abuses tied to the majority mail-in election; lawmakers promised big changes in order to prevent another debacle in future elections.

Quick, change the subject. The left needed something really big to knock election fraud off the radar. How about an insurrection, with horned vikings invading the Congress building? Might do it.

But all of that likely is off the table, at least for the foreseeable future.

Thanks to a mob of lawless thugs, plans to further expose election illegalities and irregularities have been crushed.

What Joe Biden referred to last week as “The Big Lie,” the idea that the election was stolen from Donald Trump, will be a verboten topic of discussion by politicians, journalists, and rank-and-file Republicans.

The totalitarian company line is any suggestion that election fraud exists is tantamount to sedition.

Americans who dare doubt the results, a popular political sport for Democrats over the past four years, are now vilified as “insurrectionists” and plenty of our fellow countrymen want it punished accordingly. …

It worked!

The much-needed investigation into the 2020 election, one that even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last week admitted cannot become the “new norm,” won’t happen. A bipartisan commission proposed by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will never see the light of day; it’s likely he will pull his bill at the risk of being labeled a seditionist. Major corporations en masse are announcing they won’t contribute to Republicans who supported challenging the election’s final certification.

State lawmakers undoubtedly will be bullied into submission.

But maybe it won’t work in the longer term:

But the justified belief held by tens of millions of Americans that the 2020 election was at the very least unfair or at worst stolen, won’t go away. In fact, the incendiary rhetoric about January 6 combined with widespread deplatforming is reason to bolster those fears.

The “big lie” is that the 2020 election was on the up-and-up; no amount of unpersoning will persuade half the country otherwise.

There needs to be a do-over election that everyone sees as free and fair, or at least a bipartisan investigation into election fraud. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

How did a horned Shamen end up representing the Christian right?

How did a horned Shamen end up representing the Christian right? By Joanne Nova.

It was the perfect PsyOp photo. With hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters to pick from, somehow the photo on every media front page last week was of Jake Angeli standing in The Capitol. Listen to him talk about his beliefs to ward off evil spirits and witches.

Try to think of an image designed to horrify middle America more than a hairy chested horned man with tats and bare nipples in a furry hunting hood? Perhaps a hooded storm-trooper with an AK47 smattered in blood. But that might be confused with Antifa.

Nothing says barbaric quite as well as an escapee from the neolithic. So once Angeli was inside the heart of Democracy, it’s no accident or conspiracy that the hate-media picked up his photo.

The question is, why was the door open to Mr Horns, but a bullet headed for the Air Force Vet?

How is it, that the path to the Speakers Chair was blocked from so many but not to the most toxic photo-op possible? If Ashli Babbitt was sitting in the chair instead, the Shock and Awe campaign wouldn’t have had much ammo.

It’s almost like a PR committee sat down to ask: “What photo do we want to associate Trump with to horrify good Americans?”

Imagine if Ashli Babbitt had been the face of the riot on the news instead. The “insurrection” would appear quite different, if led by a female patriot vet. People might ask hard questions. Instead we get a QAnon shaman wearing horns.

Somehow this weirdo became the face of the riot. This so helps the left, it seems too amazing to be just coincidence. If something is too good to be true, it usually is.

Governments of all stripes usually infiltrate groups they are concerned about. Perhaps a few Capitol police in on a plot to allow him easy access?

Leftist BLM Activist Who Stormed Capitol On Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged

Leftist BLM Activist Who Stormed Capitol On Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged. By Tyler Durden.

The Black Lives Matter activist who was seen storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

A newly released court filing says John Earle Sullivan, 26, told FBI agents last week that he was at the Capitol when the breach happened. He said he entered through a window that had been broken out. He also said he was present when Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb into the House Speaker’s Lobby through a window.

Sullivan showed agents some of the footage he captured inside the building, which he and others entered illegally.

Videos showed Sullivan and others breaking through a barricade, with the [Sullivan] shouting:

“There are so many people. Let’s go. This [Expletive] is ours! [Expletive] yeah. We accomplished this [expletive]. We did this together. [Expletive] yeah! We are all a part of this history. Let’s burn this [Expletive] down.” …

During one conversation with others while inside, Sullivan said, “We gotta get this [expletive] burned.” At other times, he said, among other things, “it’s our house [expletive]” and “we are getting this [expletive].”

Sullivan told U.S. Capitol Police officers to stand down so that they wouldn’t get hurt, according to the court filing (pdf). He joined the crowd trying to open doors to another part of the Capitol, telling people “Hey guys, I have a knife” and asking them to let him get to the front. He did not make it to the doors. He later tried to get the officers guarding the Speaker’s Lobby to go home, telling them: “Bro, I’ve seen people out there get hurt.”

John Sullivan speaks publicly about his group, called “Insurgents USA” (!), at a left wing rally:

Right-wing domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol to launch an insurrection. Sure.

Are the media going to tell us about John Sullivan? Why not?

I Saw Provocateurs At The Capitol Riot On Jan. 6

I Saw Provocateurs At The Capitol Riot On Jan. 6. By Michael Waller, who knows professional agitators when he sees them, having been trained to be one and observing hundreds of demonstrations and protests since the 1970s. He is now an instructor/lecturer at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.

This is purely an eyewitness account from notes taken the evening of Jan. 6 and morning of Jan. 7m untainted by any news or information from outside sources.

The deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.

A small number of cadre appeared to use the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol what appeared to be four separate cells or units:

  1. Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Donald Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
  2. Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
  3. Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
  4. Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.

All of these cells or groups stood out from the very large crowd by their behavior and overall demeanor. However, they did not all appear at the same time. Not until the very end did it appear there was a prearranged plan to storm the Capitol building, and to manipulate the unsuspecting crowd as cover and as a follow-on force. …

Of the thousands of people I passed or who passed me along Constitution Avenue, some were indignant and contemptuous of Congress, but not one appeared angry or incited to riot. Many of the marchers were families with small children; many were elderly, overweight, or just plain tired or frail—traits not typically attributed to the riot-prone. Some said they were police officers from around the country. Many wore pro-police shirts or carried pro-police “Back the Blue” flags. …

Although the crowd represented a broad cross-section of Americans, mostly working-class by their appearance and manner of speech, some people stood out. A very few didn’t share the jovial, friendly, earnest demeanor of the great majority. Some obviously didn’t fit in.

Among them were younger twentysomethings wearing new Trump or MAGA hats, often with the visor in the back, showing no enthusiasm and either looking at the ground, glowering, or holding out their phones with outstretched arms to make videos of as many faces as possible in the crowd.

Some appeared awkward, the way someone’s body language inadvertently shows the world that he feel like he doesn’t fit in. A few seemed to be nursing a deep, churning rage.

They generally covered their faces with cloth masks, as opposed to the pro-Trump people, few of whom wore masks at all. They walked, often hands in pockets, in clusters of perhaps four to six with at least one of them frequently looking behind. …

A second outlier group also stood out. While many marchers wore military camouflage shirts, jackets, or pants of various patterns and states of wear and in all shapes and sizes, here and there one would see people of a different type: Wiry young men in good physical condition dressed neatly in what looked like newer camouflage uniforms with black gear, subdued patches including Punisher skulls, and helmets.

They showed tidiness and discipline. They strode instead of walked, moving at a more rapid pace than most of the people, sometimes breaking into a short jog, and generally keeping to the left side of Constitution Avenue in pairs of two or small groups of three. Unlike others in old military clothes who tended to be affable and talkative, these sullen men seemed not to speak to anyone at all. As we would see, they were the disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. …

It’s almost as if the Capitol police tried to rile up the crowd by attacking them, to goad them into storming the Capitol:

Then something happened at the front of the crowd, as if a champagne cork popped to release pent-up human energy. It seemed like a scuffle, but from 40 feet back, I couldn’t see. People started chanting “USA, USA,” and other slogans. Some burst with streams of profanity about Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and “the steal.” … Suddenly energy surged from the front of the crowd as the anti-riot police, above on the inaugural platform, visibly tensed up. Some sighted their pepper ball weapons toward the densely packed people. One fired a teargas canister—not at the plainclothes militants at the front line, but into the crowd itself. Then another. Flash grenades went off in the middle of the crowd.

I had seen anti-riot police in action before. They moved with a decisive sense of purpose. Now, the Capitol Police crew seemed confused, as if without a leader or perhaps inadequate rules of engagement. These professionals seemed directionless. Some clambered up and down the inaugural platform steps. Others milled back and forth at the swearing-in level. Most of the police ended up leaving the surreal scene. Nobody could tell why.

No bullhorn or sound system could be heard for the police to communicate with the swelling mass of people.

The tear gas changed the crowd’s demeanor. There was an air of disbelief as people realized that the police whom they supported were firing on them. “What are you doing—we support you,” someone yelled. Tear gas wafted through the crowd, a low-grade irritant, fortunately, as if to send a warning to disperse. But nobody could disperse; some tried to leave the area, but more kept flowing in from Constitution Avenue, making evacuation impossible.

All of a sudden, pro-police people felt the police were attacking them, and they didn’t know why. Instead of running away, the people stood their ground.

More tear gas. A canister struck a girl in the face, drawing blood. The pro-police crowd went from disbelief and confusion to anger. A few dozen members of the crowd, mostly young men, raced up a narrow path on the stone steps behind the façade and a limestone wall, facing a few police at the top, who tried to stop them.

The police disappeared and a crowd surged up the stairs to the plaza at the Senate entry level. People inside the façade tore through to wave flags. As another canister of tear gas went off, a few people started pushing against the current of incoming marchers to leave the area. …

Provocateurs herded the crowd forward:

Then, a loud, bellowing shout from behind: “Forward! Do not retreat! Forward!”

Retreat? Nobody was retreating. They were trying to escape the tear gas. But the man kept yelling not to “retreat,” as if this were a military operation. In a powerful voice, he exhorted the crowd to remain on the plaza and not to disperse on the lawn or depart down the steps to the footpath. Thousands more people continued pouring in from Constitution Avenue.

Then two other men, standing across from one another on the high granite curbs on either side of the footpath, bellowed variations of “Forward! Don’t you dare retreat!” Some made direct eye contact at people and pointed directly at them, as if trying to psyche them into submitting….

Still more tear gas, this time with green or yellow smoke. I was concerned that my companion, who was recovering from a previously injured foot, might get knocked down if people started to stampede for air. Once someone falls down in a panicked crowd, there’s a dangerous risk of getting trampled to death. I opened the way for others to exit, with other marchers lending a hand. But most of the people stood where they were as more marchers flowed up Capitol Hill.

What the barking men were doing didn’t hit me until later, when we found out about the attack: They appeared to be part of an organized cell of agents-provocateurs to corral people as an unwitting follow-on force behind the plainclothes militants tussling with police—but who, we would later learn, were actually breaking into the Capitol beneath the Great Rotunda to storm Congress. It was just before 3 o’clock.

These apparent agents-provocateurs placed hundreds of unsuspecting supporters of the president in physical danger. They attempted to block exits for people seeking to escape tear gas. They endangered vulnerable people, including children, the frail, and the elderly.

They funneled and pushed hundreds if not thousands of innocent people into a crush toward the Capitol. They did so with the goal of forcing those people into a confrontation with federal police defending Congress. …

Nobody seemed aware that the Capitol was physically under attack. The tear gas caused pandemonium. But there was still no stampede, and people helped create or widen paths to allow others to leave the area.

Some, seeing frail or elderly people who had a hard time standing, broke into a pallet of black folding chairs for the inauguration and distributed them. But the mood had gone from patriotic — although contemptuous of Congress — to furious. …

Assault by disciplined attackers:

Then, from the north, a column of uniformed, agile younger men walked briskly, single-file, toward the inaugural stand. They came within two feet of me. Their camouflage uniforms were clean, neat, and with a pattern I couldn’t identify. Some had helmets and GoPro cameras. Some uniforms bore subdued insignia, including the Punisher skull. These were the disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. …

Now there were a good three dozen of them, moving in a single, snakelike formation. They were organized. They were disciplined. They were prepared.

“We’re taking the Capitol!” the first or second announced.

Read it all. This is nothing like what was portrayed by the ever-truthful media.

Trump Impeachment Was The Revenge Of The Political Establishment For the FU of 2016

Trump Impeachment Was The Revenge Of The Political Establishment For the FU of 2016. By Jeff Duntz.

First, the best expression of the FU of 2016 was by, of all people, Michael Moore:

Note that he assumed voting was fair and above board.

Now in 2021, after an election that was probably rigged:

Well, ladies and gentlemen, if the annual tradition of impeaching Trump proves anything, it proves the political establishment won, and the American people lost.

The real purpose of the congressional impeachment vote, the draining of corporate cash, and even the purging of Trump supporters on social media is for the establishment to drive home the point to the American people to never dare challenge them again.

With Pelosi and her caucus’ help, the establishment is exploiting last week’s invasion of the Capitol, which Trump didn’t incite. They achieved their purpose, which was to kick Trump and policies’ supporters in the ass as he leaves office. …

What about McConnell? The reports are that he supports the impeachment effort and may even speed up the Senate vote to boot Trump out of office. McConnell is establishment, his motivation may be different. Many establishment-based American corporations are pausing donations to the GOP. McConnell may be supporting this effort just to get the donation spigot turned back on. That’s also behind his public stance that he hasn’t decided how he will vote in a trial. He will vote the way he needs to get donations.

Poll: 91% of Trump voters sticking by him

Poll: 91% of Trump voters sticking by him. By Frank Luntz.

  • 91% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today
  • 25% of Trump voters polled stated that the president was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot
  • 78% of Trump voters agree with Trump’s claims that it was “stolen.”
  • 67% of Trump voters believe if you count the votes “accurately and fairly,” Trump would win.
  • The greatest threat to America’s security? Socialism: 16%, the Radical Left 15%, fake news media 15%. Which adds to 46%, most of the half that voted for Trump.

That poll proves that democracy failed in 2020. Democracy is a system whereby you agree that your political opponents can run the government if they win the election, on the understanding that there is another election in a few years time. Democracy fails when there is widespread doubt over who won the election.

The 2020 Presidential election failed to be transparent and convincing, for obvious reasons. The election procedures need to be changed, and a do-over election or at least a bipartisan investigation into the last election are necessary to restore faith in democracy and government in the USA.

Huawei Employees Who Marry Europeans Face Being Fired for ‘Betrayal’

Huawei Employees Who Marry Europeans Face Being Fired for ‘Betrayal’. By Kurt Zindulka.

Huawei has told its Chinese employees working in Europe that if they marry Westerners, they could face being fired or forced to leave the continent for “betrayal”, an investigation has found.

A Huawei human resources handbook, entitled ‘West European Region Chinese Expatriates Assignment and Mobility Management Regulation’, said that employees who applied for, or were granted, permanent residence in a European country, or married an EU resident, should be instructed to leave the country “as soon as possible”.

That’s exactly the sort of company we want to manage our telecommunications.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

They Rigged the Voting Machine Software so Donald Trump Could Never Win

They Rigged the Voting Machine Software so Donald Trump Could Never Win. By the Free Republic.

See here and here. These two links are a compilation of embedded links that cover the Steal.

The second one explains the “cheat algorithm” used to redistribute votes. This is the material many on the non-left missed — presumably because they are not comfortable with statistics or maths — that shows that the election fraud flipped the result.

hat-tip Lance

Covering up the Stolen Election

Covering up the Stolen Election. By Douglas Wilson.

If the election wasn’t stolen, then why are they handling it like it was stolen goods? From the way they are driving, they have something hot in the trunk. …

In an old-style coup, say in a banana republic in the 1950’s, the rebels would go for the seat of government, and also for the television and radio stations. Control of how information flows to the people is critical. It is the received wisdom of takeovers.

So in a time of turmoil like this, where reliable information is choked off, anyone who believes the latest hot rumor or conspiracy theory without double checking is a moron. And anyone who believes the official narrative surpasses him easily.

The official narrative will want to be that the country barely survived a vicious assault from hordes of white supremacists. And if you believe that, you have all the discernment of a five gallon wet/dry vacuum cleaner.

The official narrative is that Trump was the problem. No, Trump was the allergic reaction to the problem. The problem remains with us still. The problem looks to be back in charge.

Secularism is bankrupt. That’s why all of their checks are bouncing.

This violence at the Capitol was historically unprecedented, an assault unlike anything we have ever seen in those hallowed halls before. Except for when the dynamite went off in 1915, when four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery in the House in 1954, when the Weather Underground set off a bomb there in 1971, and when radical commies set off a bomb there in 1983. Other than those instances, the hallowed halls have been serene and peaceful.

These events have not been an assault on democracy. They have been an assault on the republic by democracy.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

It’s Not All Bad News

It’s Not All Bad News. By The Z-Man.

There are several remarkable things happening in response to the massive push back from Americans to the oligarchic coup we are seeing unfold. The one getting the most attention, of course, is the hysterical reaction by the political class. Their rhetoric is so out of sync with reality it suggests mental illness. One thing not getting noticed is how Conservative Inc. appears to collapsing right in front of us. …

The GOP has been obsessed with tone policing everyone for generations now. The reason people voted for the loudmouth is they are sick of being told they cannot speak out against what is happening. …

The more vibrant and active [conservative] sites are shifting into the populist camp as they realize there is no future with the National Review [NRO] types. The average age of a NRO reader is over 70 now. …

All of this is good news. The National Review type has always been a hindrance to the genuine right-wing, because they operate as the “good” conservative. That is, the Left anoints them as the opposition, so money and attention flow to them. Meanwhile, the genuine opposition to the Left is begging for scraps and attention. …

All of this points to something much bigger. What has unfolded since the election has opened the eyes of millions of people. Despite the rhetoric from their cult leaders, even many lefties are getting nervous about what is happening. They live close enough to reality to know what lies ahead if we keep on this pace. For Conservative Inc., it means they no longer have an audience hoping that a settlement can be negotiated with their friends on the Left. Principled surrender is no longer an option.