Daily Archives: October 27, 2020

October 27th The D. L. Moody Year Book

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.—John 7:37.

HOW this world is thirsting for something that will satisfy! What fills the places of amusement, the dance houses, the music halls, and the theatres, night after night? Men and women are thirsting for something they have not got. The moment a man turns his back upon God, he begins to thirst; and that thirst will never be quenched until he returns to “the fountain of living waters.” As the prophet Jeremiah tells us, we have forsaken the fountain of living waters, and hewn out for ourselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. There is a thirst this world can never quench: the more we drink of its pleasures, the thirstier we become. We cry out for more and more, and we are all the while being dragged down lower and lower. But there is a fountain opened to the House of David for sin and for uncleanness. Let us press up to it, and drink and live.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (pp. 190–191). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

October 27 Life-Changing Moments With God

He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.

Lord, the law said the priest should command the leper to be cleansed to take two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop. And the priest would command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. He would take the living bird, the cedar wood, the scarlet, and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water. And he would sprinkle it seven times on him who was to be cleansed from the leprosy, and pronounce him clean, and then let the living bird loose in the open field.

A man full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and, imploring Him, said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

Lord God, Jesus cared for my spiritual infirmity by His once-for-all sacrifice. Thank You that He also heals my body with compassion and in His perfect timing.

Matthew 8:17; Leviticus 14:4–7; Luke 5:12; Mark 1:41–42[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 322). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Are Christians Free to Enjoy This Life? — The Master’s Seminary Blog

Are Christians Free to Enjoy This Life? — The Master’s Seminary Blog

Distraction is a killjoy to the Christian life. Though we may have more to be distracted by in the twenty-first century than many throughout history, distraction is not new under the sun. In every generation, good and godly people find themselves rummaging around their lives for joy. Why? Because they are left unsatisfied by worthless pursuits and unworthy pleasures.

Many believers are religiously preoccupied by their phones, laptops, streaming apps, video games, relationships, work, money-making, binge-watching, traveler’s itch, desire for leisure, and all other sorts of things. The great danger of distraction is that it often precedes idolatry. What begins as a desire can become a gaze; what becomes a gaze can grow into a fixation; and what the heart is fixed upon, it worships (Matt 6:21; James 1:14–15). To be so engrossed in “stuff” contends not only with our allegiance to Christ, but also with our enjoyment of Him.

The fight to keep God as the preeminent affection in the believer’s heart is common in life and ministry. However, I wonder if you have perceived another kind of distraction that also impedes upon our delight in God. It’s not a distraction with things, but a distraction from things. This is not the distraction that leads to idolizing or deifying lesser things, but rather to ignoring or dismissing good things—like sunsets, mountains, snow, mustangs, puppies, the Eiffel Tower, babies, buffalo wings, cold brews, roller coasters, fellowship, love, and the list could go on and on.

Maybe like me, there are times when you have struggled with enjoyment in this life because you are wary of being caught up in idolatry at worst, or temporal vanity at best. We are prone to express this misguided disposition toward God-honoring, earthly enjoyment in various ways, but the spiritual dilemma is consistent:

How do I appreciate God’s gifts without depreciating God’s glory? How can I find pleasure in this life when I am called to anticipate the next?

As easy as it might be for Christians to become distracted with lesser things, it is just as easy for us to become pessimists in this life. The antidote to that problem is not to be more optimistic, but to grow fonder of who God is and what God does.


All that God has made and all that God is doing is not only for our good, but is good


Enjoyment is for believers, and my hope is to encourage you that perhaps the good in your life is not at odds with God’s glory, but a means to beholding it. God’s gifts are never the problem. God isn’t out to trick us or tempt us. God is creating for Himself worshippers and saints. His gifts are a pathway, not a dead end or wrong turn, and only those truly alive in Christ recognize that.

God’s Good Things Should Enable Worship

Joy is not sought in the Christian life, it is granted. Believers don’t need to seek it out as though it were in short supply. God generously gives His people joy by the mighty working of the Holy Spirit. Those who have believed upon the beautiful gospel of Christ are empowered toward a vibrant life of joy and gladness (Rom 14:17; Gal 5:22).

And yet, I wonder if you have considered the fullness of joy that is yours in Christ. By faith and grace, your eyes are opened to behold the reality of Christ’s Lordship. It has been revealed to you that Christ is King and Creator, and the world is subject to His reign. “All things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col 1:16–17).

Thus, the sun rises and sets to the tune of His glory, the birds sing melodies of His fresh mercies, and newborn babies harmonize His kindness and power. When you appreciate the good things in that light, you are led to fall repeatedly before the King’s throne in praise. You sing David’s chorus, “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Ps 8:1, 9).


There is no fear in admiring and enjoying what God has made and what He bestows because it all carries His name,
the very seal of His benevolence


And as a believer, your eyes have been opened to see God’s imprint on all things and to respond in the only way a believer would then know how: worship. All the good things in your life are not distractions, they are doorways to a greater and fuller expression of praise to the Lord for all that is wonderful.

“For from Him and to Him and through Him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Rom 11:36)

God’s Good Things Should Elicit Hope

As you enjoy all the good that flows from heaven’s immeasurable storehouses—be it the stars at night, your wife’s smile, or seconds at Thanksgiving dinner (yes, even thirds or fourths)—you cannot escape the tension that all earthly good has an expiration date. Life is like a vapor, a mist. It is here today and gone tomorrow, and so are all of its things (Matt 6:19–21; James 4:14).

That truth is what drives Christians to live in the extremes. Some are prone to push earthly good aside. Others are given to hoard every earthly token. The response to life’s brevity is neither of these, but to recognize the freedom that comes from looking forward to our future inheritance in Christ (Eph 1:11–14; Col 1:12).

Peter describes that inheritance—that gift of eternal life—as imperishable, undefiled, and unfading (1 Pet 1:4). We understand that reality by way of comparison. The things we presently enjoy will perish, can be tainted, and ultimately fade. But friend, that reality does not imply that the things we so enjoy in the here and now are meaningless, void of purpose, or somehow worthless.


The inexhaustible worth of God is enough to make His gifts worth enjoying


That the world is under a curse does not negate that in the beginning, God made it good. There is good, even now. Haven’t you tried a taco al pastor? Or listened to Beethoven? Or seen an entourage of ducklings follow their mother? Of course God is good! And these portraits of His goodness can be enjoyed knowing that while they do not last, they point to a day when goodness and joy will endure, day after day, without interruption.

Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow

The next time you are on a long drive, take notice of God’s handiwork in creation. When you are blessed with welcoming a newborn, marvel at God’s grand design. Admire beauty, promote creativity, and be captive to majesty. In everything you enjoy, turn back to God and praise His glorious name because all good in life flows from His throne-room (James 1:17).

Walk in the way of wisdom: “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can eat or drink or who can have enjoyment?” (Eccl 2:24–25).

Don’t be afraid or timid. Live. That’s God’s gift to you.

October 27, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

Ver. 4.—For the Lord is great (comp. Ps. 95:3a), and greatly to be praised. Whatever is “great” excites our admiration, and naturally calls forth our praise. God’s greatness is such that he needs to be “greatly praised.” He is to be feared above all gods (comp. Ps. 95:3b, and the comment ad loc.).[1]


Ver. 4. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised.God’s praise:

The greatness or majesty of God is the prominent thing dwelt on in this psalm; but it may be dealt with in a larger and more comprehensive way.

  • The duty of praise. The psalmist calls upon us to sing. It honours God not only that we should speak to others about Him, and preach to others His truth, but that we should sing His praise, finding thus expression for our joyous and loving thoughts of Him who is worthy to receive glory and honour for ever and ever. Impress that joining in the songs and praises of the great congregation is still our way of honouring God. “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth Him.”[2]

4. “For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised.” He is no petty deity, presiding, as the heathen imagined their gods to do, over some one nation, or one department of nature. Jehovah is great in power and dominion, great in mind and act; nothing mean or narrow can be found in him or his acts, in all things he is infinite. Praise should be proportionate to its object, therefore let it be infinite when rendered unto the Lord. We cannot praise him too much, too often, too zealously, too carefully, too joyfully. He deserves that nothing in his worship should be little, but all the honour rendered unto him should be given in largeness of heart, with the utmost zeal for his glory. “He is to be feared above all gods. Other gods have been worshipped at great cost, and with much fervour, by their blinded votaries, but Jehovah should be adored with far greater reverence. Even if the graven images had been gods they could not have borne comparison for an instant with the God of Israel, and therefore his worship should be far more zealous than any which has been rendered to them. He is to be feared, for there is cause to fear. Dread of other gods is mere superstition, awe of the Lord is pure religion. Holy fear is the beginning of the graces, and yet it is the accompaniment of their highest range. Fear of God is the blush upon the face of holiness enhancing its beauty.[3]


[1] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Psalms (Vol. 2, p. 319). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[2] Exell, J. S. (1909). The Biblical Illustrator: The Psalms (Vol. 4, p. 166). New York; Chicago; Toronto; London; Edinburgh: Fleming H. Revell Company; Francis Griffiths.

[3] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 88-110 (Vol. 4, p. 182). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

October—27 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled.—Acts 4:31.

Think, my soul, what a blessed testimony this must have been in confirmation to the disciples, that their God was a prayer-hearing and a prayer-answering God! And what a full reply to all they had been praying for! The enemies of God, and of his Christ, had threatened the poor disciples what they would do to them, if they persisted in preaching Jesus to the people. The purport, therefore, of the apostle’s prayer was, not that the Lord would stop their malice, and silence all their opposition: this they sought not to avoid. But the single prayer was, that their souls might be animated to go on, let the malice of their foes manifest itself as it might. In answer, “the place was shaken.” As if the Lord had said, “He that shakes the place, can make your enemies’ hearts tremble.” And so it proved. Now, my soul, take thine improvement from it. Jesus sees all, knows all, hears all, as well of thine exercises as of thine enemies’ attempts upon thee. Carry all complaints, therefore, to him. Depend upon it, that it is blessed to be exercised; blessed for thee, that the enemies of God, and of his Christ, threaten thee; blessed to be opposed, that thou mayest not recline upon thine arms, or, like stagnant waters, become corrupt for want of running. The hatred of the foes of Jesus affords occasion yet more for Jesus to manifest his love; and though the place be not shaken whence thy cries go up, the word of his grace gives the same sure answer. Jesus looks on, Jesus upholds, Jesus supports. Do thou call every Bethel place as Abraham’s handmaid did: “Thou, Lord, seest me.” No weapon formed against God’s people can prosper; and every tongue that riseth against them in judgment, the Lord will condemn. “This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 306–307). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

October 27 – Proverbs reminds you to Mind Your Own Business — VCY America

October 27
Jeremiah 51:1-53
Titus 2:1-15
Psalm 99:1-9
Proverbs 26:17

Jeremiah 51:5 – Why is God judging Babylon? Because God isn’t done with Israel!

Jeremiah 51:8 – The declaration that Babylon is fallen is repeated in Revelation 18:2

Jeremiah 51:15 – Note the greatness of God’s power, wisdom, and understanding!

Jeremiah 51:28 – God is using the Medes to defeat the Babylonians, as he used the Babylonians to defeat the Judeans. Interestingly Jeremiah is prophesying who will destroy Babylon roughly seventy years before it happens!

Jeremiah 51:45 – God told His people to surrender to Babylon (Jeremiah 27:11), now He is telling his people to flee Babylon. This is not an example of God changing His mind, but of having different purposes at different times for His people! God is not done with Jerusalem (Jeremiah 51:50)

Titus 2:1 – Notice Paul’s theme of the importance of doctrine?

Titus 2:2 – Paul has behavioral expectations for elders (Titus 1:5-6) and bishops (Titus 1:7-9), now he covers seniors (Titus 2:2-3), younger people (Titus 2:4-8), and servants (Titus 2:9).

Titus 2:10 – Does your behavior adorn the doctrine of God?

Titus 2:12 – How can we live up to the behavioral expectations? We have the power from the grace of God that lets us deny ungodliness and lets us live soberly.

Titus 2:13 – Are you looking for the Blessed Hope and the Second Coming of Jesus? In the mean time are you walking in freedom from iniquity, and zealous of good works? (Titus 2:14). Remember “peculiar” doesn’t mean weird!

Titus 2:15 – Speak, exhort, and rebuke are not synonyms. Speak – proclamation of the boundary line. Exhort is encouraging people to defend the boundary line. Rebuke is confronting people who have not defended the boundary line.

Psalm 99:5 – He is Holy. Holiness implies separation. Separated from us because of our iniquities. Yet He is a God that forgives (Psalm 99:8).

Proverbs 26:17 – Mind your own business!

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October 27 Thoughts for the quiet hour

Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth

Heb. 12:6

Earthly prosperity is no sign of the special love of Heaven: nor are sorrow and care any mark of God’s disfavor, but the reverse. God’s love is robust, and true, and eager—not for our comfort, but for our lasting blessedness; it is bent on achieving this, and it is strong enough to bear misrepresentation and rebuke in its attempts to attune our spirits to higher music. It therefore comes instructing us. Let us enter ourselves as pupils in the school of God’s love. Let us lay aside our own notions of the course of study; let us submit ourselves to be led and taught; let us be prepared for any lessons that may be given from the blackboard of sorrow; let us be so assured of the inexhaustible tenacity of His love as to dare to trust Him, though He slay us. And let us look forward to that august moment when He will give us a reason for all life’s discipline, with a smile—that shall thrill our souls with ecstasy, and constrain sorrow and sighing to flee away forever.

F. B. Meyer[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

Is The New Covid ‘Surge’ All About The Election? by Ron Paul

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The fear and panic is being stoked heavily, once again, about surges in cases and surges in hospitalizations. Former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb (who is on the board of at least seven big pharma and medical policy companies) is calling for a “mandatory nationwide mask mandate”! Are we really returning to April levels of Covid, or is this a last-minute political ploy just a week from election day?

STILL HIDIN’ HUNTER: Nets Spend a Meager 21 Minutes Out of 113 Hours on Biden Scandals | Newsbusters

On the debate stage last Thursday, President Donald Trump pressed Joe Biden on his son’s shady business dealings, even going so far as to invite Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski (who confirmed the legitimacy of Hunter’s e-mails involving a Chinese deal) to the event.

However, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) refused to care, as the name Tony Bobulinski has yet to be uttered on their evening or morning shows.

Since the morning of October 14, when the New York Post published new evidence of Hunter Biden’s corrupt business dealings with Ukraine and Joe Biden’s potential knowledge of it, the broadcast nets have buried the allegations. Even when journalists mentioned the story, they devoted much of their time to knocking it down.

From Wednesday, October 14 through the morning of October 27 MRC analysts looked at the ABC, CBS, NBC evening and morning shows and their Sunday roundtable programs. Out of a total of 113 hours of news programming, there was less than 22 minutes (21 minutes, 46 seconds) spent on the latest scandals involving Joe Biden’s son.

ABC spent 65 seconds on Hunter Biden corruption.

NBC spent just 9 minutes on Hunter’s scandals. CBS led the broadcast networks with a still-measly 11 minutes and 41 seconds.

The failure of the three evening newscasts to cover this story is especially glaring. Over the 14-day period the three evening news broadcasts aired 27 newscasts without mentioning the Hunter Biden scandal. ABC’s World News Tonight maintained a blackout on 10 out of 11 broadcasts. CBS Evening News mentioned the scandal on just three out of 11 possible broadcasts. NBC Nightly News brought up the Hunter scandals on only four out of 13 broadcasts. [Some weekend broadcasts were preempted by sports programming]

Both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News went 7 straight shows without a mention of the new Hunter Biden allegations.

On the October 23 edition of ABC’s Good Morning America, correspondent Mary Bruce knocked down the latest revelations as she alerted her audience to what she denigrated as “unverified claims.”

CORRESPONDENT MARY BRUCE: As expected the President went personal attacking Biden and his son Hunter making unverified claims that Biden improperly profited from his son’s business endeavors in Ukraine and China.

DONALD TRUMP: He is the vice president of the United States and his son, his brother and his other brother are getting rich. They’re like a vacuum cleaner. They’re sucking up money.

BRUCE: Biden flatly denying the claims.

JOE BIDEN: I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever. There’s a reason for it. He doesn’t want to talk about the substantive issues.

Previously, CBS’s Anthony Mason had scoffed at the “suspicious new claims,” while NBC’s Hallie Jackson called it “so dubious… some intelligence experts think this has the hallmark of, like, a disinformation campaign meant to interfere with the election.”

(For this study analysts looked at ABC’s World News Tonight, Good Morning America, ABC’s This Week; CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS’s Face the Nation; NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today show, the Today show Third Hour, Sunday Today with Willie Geist, and Meet the Press).

Source: STILL HIDIN’ HUNTER: Nets Spend a Meager 21 Minutes Out of 113 Hours on Biden Scandals

Biden ‘Zombie’ Clip Goes Viral As Trump Campaign Gambles On Unconventional Ads Into Election | ZeroHedge News

With the 2020 election just days away, the Trump campaign is firing up the base with a pair of hilarious campaign ads – which are currently going viral.

On Sunday, Trump – no stranger to using memes and satire (often labeled ‘manipulated media’ by Silicon Valley technocrats) – put out a 15-second Halloween themed “How to Spot a Zombie” clip featuring Joe Biden doing various ‘zombie’ things, such as ‘aggressive behavior‘ (snaps at reporter) and ‘craves human flesh‘ (creeps on Sen. Chris Coons’ (D-DE) daughter), and so on.

The clip has over one million views in 48 hours on YouTube and just under 600K on the “Team Trump” Twitter account.

And in a second campaign ad, this one just under 40 seconds, Trump can be seen throwing a MAGA hat at various people – hitting an Antifa protester in the balls, making Hillary Clinton trip, and finally smacking Joe Biden in the head.

The clip had over 300,000 views in two hours on Tuesday:

How long until it’s removed for ‘inciting violence’?

Source: Biden ‘Zombie’ Clip Goes Viral As Trump Campaign Gambles On Unconventional Ads Into Election

AOC, Omar, Tlaib call for expanding Supreme Court minutes after Barrett confirmed | WND

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. D-N.Y. (Official U.S. House portrait)

By Peter Hasson
Daily Caller News Foundation

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Monday called to expand the Supreme Court after the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the high court.

Their call for expanding the court came just minutes after the Senate confirmed Barrett in a 52-48 vote.

“Expand the court,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

Omar echoed her call and added: “Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices. By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.”

 

 

“We are going to take back the White House & Senate next week with a resounding mandate from the people to fight back against Trump’s illegitimately stacked judiciary,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.

“We must expand the Court if we’re serious about the transformational change the people are crying out for,” she added.

The congresswomen are just the latest prominent Democrats to get behind the idea of expanding the court.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, have refused to say whether or not they will seek to expand and pack the Supreme Court if elected.

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Source: AOC, Omar, Tlaib call for expanding Supreme Court minutes after Barrett confirmed

WATCH: President Trump Plays Video That Exposes Joe Biden Favoring China (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

During a Pennsylvania campaign rally, President Trump played a video that exposes a disturbing pattern of Democratic Nominee Joe Biden speaking positively about China.

On a big screen Biden was shown saying, “I’m supporting NAFTA because I think it is a positive thing to do, and I do not pretend to be an expert on international trade matters.”

In a past interview CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden, “When you ran for president and when Barack Obama ran for president, you both said you would renegotiate NAFTA. You didn’t.”

Bernie Sanders was shown saying, “Trade agreements like NAFTA and permanent normal trade relations with China, which forced American workers to compete against people that are making pennies an hour, has resulted in the loss of 160,000 jobs.”

CNN correspondent John King said, “The president is absolutely right when he says that China has been cheating for 25 years and that Bill Clinton didn’t do enough about it. George W. Bush didn’t do enough about it. Barack Obama didn’t do enough about it. That was easy.”

Old footage showed former President Obama saying, “What? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?”

Democratic Nominee Joe Biden said in the past, “A rising China is an incredibly positive development for not only China, but the United States and the rest of the world.”

Biden said also, “Rising China is a positive, positive development. It is in our self-interest that China continue to prosper.”

Joe Biden stated, “We want to see China rise.”

Biden said, “China is a great nation and we should hope for their continued expansion.”

Biden also made these statements below.

China is not our enemy. We talk about China as our competitors.”

We should be helping. The idea that China is going to eat our lunch is bizarre.”

China is going to eat our lunch. Come on, man. They’re not bad folks, folks.”

China’s not a problem.”

In an interview CNN’s Jake Tapper said, “Allowing China into the World Trade Organization, which you supported, extending most favored nation status to China, which you supported. Those steps allowed China to take advantage of the United States by using our own open trade deals against us. Do you think in retrospect that you were naïve about China?”

Joe Biden answered, “No.”

President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise of ending NAFTA by replacing it with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

President Trump showed a clip of himself saying, “Today, we’re finally ending the NAFTA nightmare and signing into law the brand new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Very special.”

The screen showed a clip from FOX News Bret Baier saying, “Listen, it’s hard to overstate the importance of USMCA. This is the single biggest bipartisan legislative victory for this president and this administration. It is a huge deal.”

It also showed Jake Tapper of CNN saying, “Wage growth is better than it has been since 2009. That means it is better than it has been for seven out of eight of the years that Obama was president.”

Trump shared a clip of himself saying, “The new USMCA has powerful protections to keep auto manufacturing jobs. Since the election, we’ve created 41,000 brand new motor vehicle and parts jobs.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden, “Doesn’t he deserve some credit for that? It’s better. The USMC is better than now.”

Biden responded, “It is better than NAFTA.”

Click below to watch!

WATCH: President Trump Plays Video That Exposes Joe Biden Favoring China (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Victory: Donald Trump gives Evangelicals huge win with Amy Coney Barrett — Capstone Report

Evangelicals were right to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and again in 2020

Al Mohler admits Donald Trump has better character than Joe Biden

Last night Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the US Supreme Court and following the vote was sworn-in by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House. President Donald Trump looked on as Barrett became the 115th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. This marks the third nomination made by President Trump confirmed to the Supreme Court.

It is huge. The rule of law and protection of life and liberty were the reasons conservative Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in 2016. He kept every promise he made to evangelicals. And then some.

It validates every single Christian vote cast for President Trump in 2016.

And now, it is even more important for every single Christian voter to honor the President by returning him to office.

He kept his promises to us. Now, let us keep our promise to him.

Of course, the Never Trumpers in Evangelicalism are out in force to say the Supreme Court and having a Republican President mean nothing in the fight against abortion.

But, if Amy Coney Barrett were not a huge victory for the pro-life cause, then why did Planned Parenthood fight against her?

If Amy Coney Barrett were not a huge victory for the Rule of Law, then why are Democrats pledging to pack the court?

All of this proves the very future of the Republic is at stake in November.

Your rights, your liberties and your church’s freedom of worship are on the ballot.

Democrats pledge an oppressive, anti-Christian program.  

Isn’t it odd that some “evangelicals” are justifying votes for Joe Biden?

However, one thing is clear—anyone voting for Biden is doing the work of antichrist. Now, that does not mean one must vote for Trump. Yet, that is the most effective way to fight evil and secure the good—our life, liberty and property from Democrats.

More and more Evangelicals recognize this fact.

Even, embattled Southern Baptist Theological Seminary head Al Mohler is no longer NeverTrump.

Al Mohler says in 2020 what he should’ve said in 2016.

Mohler endorsed Trump and released an essay yesterday that explains some of his reasons.

“I believe that, in a fallen world, all politics is some mixture of good and evil, all political gains are partial, and the perfect is—often tragically—the enemy of the good,” Al Mohler writes.

This is very good. It is something Mohler should’ve recognized in 2016, but better late than never.

Mohler admits Trump has kept his promises. Something, other pro-life Republicans have not always done.

I doubted that Donald Trump meant to fulfill his promises. I was wrong,” Mohler writes. “As I told the New Yorker in an article that was just published, ‘He actually did what he said he’d do,’ adding, “It’s the oddest thing.’… In terms of presidential action, Donald Trump has been the most effective and consequential pro-life president of the modern age. Furthermore, in both executive actions and court appointments, President Trump has gone far beyond what would have been politically necessary to secure his base. He has staked his place in history.”

Mohler goes further and admits that character matters—and Trump has better character than Joe Biden.

“But character is some strange combination of the personal, the principled, and the practical,” Mohler writes. “Let me put it another way—I cannot accept the argument that a calm man who affirms the dismembering of babies in the womb has a superior character to a man who rants like Genghis Khan but acts to preserve that life.”

So, Mohler is saying in 2020 what he should’ve said in 2016.  Great.

Now, will he join us in getting rid of the Democrats in our ranks? Will he purge the Woke professors and leaders at his seminary? Will he stand against the lifelong Democrat running one of our entities?  

If not, that speaks about Mohler’s leadership and principles. He platformed almost all the Woke, Social Justice leaders in the SBC.

He helped make the mess.

Now is the time to root out the Social Justice Gospel heresy from our Southern Baptist Convention. Let’s start with placing all Joe Biden voters under church discipline. Let us expel any church with a pastor who openly admits to voting for Joe Biden.

Talk is cheap.

If Mohler is serious, he will act.

And if he refuses to act, then it falls to everyone else to take up the burden and root out there heretical Social Justice Gospel.

Victory: Donald Trump gives Evangelicals huge win with Amy Coney Barrett — Capstone Report

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Today President Trump will be holding three campaign rallies in three states. Starting in Michigan, then Wisconsin, then Nebraska, before flying to Nevada for the evening. The busy schedule starts in Lansing, Michigan, with the first rally of the day. Anticipated start time 2:30pm [Livestream Links Below] *Note Livestreams are less dependable

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Mid-Day Snapshot · Oct. 27, 2020

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“[The judicial branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Amy Coney Barrett Is a Triumph for the Constitution

Nate Jackson

“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” President Donald Trump said of Amy Coney Barrett in 2018. True to his word, after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last month, Trump nominated Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. Now-Justice Barrett was confirmed by a shamefully partisan 52-48 vote Monday night — a glaring contrast with the 96-3 display of bipartisan comity that confirmed Ginsburg in 1993. It’s also worth noting that Barrett was given her constitutional oath by Justice Clarence Thomas, who, after being subjected to Democrats’ attempted character assassination in 1991, was likewise confirmed 52-48.

Which party has politicized the Supreme Court?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deserves immense credit for ignoring Democrats’ hyperventilating hypocrisy and nastiness toward a fine and qualified woman in order to push her nomination through before the election. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, defined the nastiness, grousing that Monday “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate.”

The truth is that Barrett more than proved herself during Senate hearings. After Chief Justice John Roberts administered the judicial oath this morning, she took her well-deserved seat as the nation’s 115th — and only fifth woman — justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Now voters can decide if they’ll reward the Republicans’ calculated and precedent-following process that puts a constitutionally faithful originalist on the nation’s highest court, or if they’ll gamble on the Democrats’ bid to pack the Court and demolish America’s institutions.

Some Democrats cloaked their intentions in vague terms, following the lead of Joe Biden’s commission on court packing. Senator Kamala Harris, who may soon be president, falsely protested, “Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process — all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions.” She then issued a veiled threat: “We won’t forget this.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who called Monday a “dark day,” railed against Barrett’s “illegitimate nomination.” Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown insisted that “everything is on the table” in terms of countering it. Connecticut Senator Chris Coons said he’s ready for a “wide-open conversation” because Trump’s nominees can’t “be allowed to sit peaceably.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mused, “Should we expand the courts? Let’s take a look and see.”

Others just came right out and said it. “We must expand the Supreme Court,” declared Massachusetts’ other senator, Ed Markey. “Expand the court,” proclaimed both Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

Which party will continue to politicize the Supreme Court?

Meanwhile, a couple of Republicans bear particular mention. First of all, Susan Collins of Maine, who’s in trouble in her reelection bid, was the only GOP senator to vote “no.” In declaring her intent, she grossly mischaracterized the Republicans’ position on Merrick Garland in 2016: “The Senate should follow the precedent set four years ago and not vote on a nominee prior to the presidential election.” That was not the precedent. The GOP went to great pains in 2016 to explain that a White House and Senate in the hands of opposing parties, not the mere fact of an election year, created the need for an electoral decision.

On the plus side are three other Republicans. As The Wall Street Journal editorial board put it, “[Judiciary] Chairman Lindsey Graham left the campaign trail to lead the Judiciary Committee hearings. Senators Cory Gardner and Martha McSally, who might lose on Nov. 3, didn’t flinch.”

And, again, McConnell has masterfully stewarded not just this nomination but those of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, as well as more than 200 federal judges in the lower courts that will go a long way toward bending the judiciary back to the Constitution. He argues that Barrett’s confirmation will “not [be] a liability” for GOP Senate candidates “but an asset.” Republicans are certainly hoping he’s right and that they hold the Senate.

On a final note, we’ll excerpt some of Barrett’s remarks in Monday night’s ceremony:

Thank you, President Trump, for selecting me to serve as an associate justice at the United States Supreme Court. It’s a privilege to be asked to serve my country in this office. I stand here tonight truly honored and humbled. Thanks also to the Senate for giving its consent to my appointment. I am grateful for the confidence you have expressed in me and I pledge to you and the American people that I will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability. …

I have spent a good amount of time over the last month at the Senate, both in meetings with individual senators and in days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The confirmation process has made ever-clearer to me one of the fundamental differences between the federal judiciary and the United States Senate, and perhaps the most acute is the role of policy preferences. It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences; in fact, it would be a dereliction of duty to put policy goals aside. By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give in to them.

Federal judges don’t stand for election, thus they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people. This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government. A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her. The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty; the Rule of Law must always control.

My fellow Americans, even though we judges don’t face elections, we still work for you. It is your Constitution that establishes the Rule of Law and the judicial independence that is so central to it. The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor and that I will do so independent of both the political branches and my own preferences. I love the Constitution and the democratic republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it. Thank you.

Trump-Pence Make Final Push to Keep America Great

Thomas Gallatin

With Election Day 2020 just one week away, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Trump’s family members are crisscrossing the country holding campaign rally after campaign rally in an effort to secure four more years of American greatness. And in rally after rally, it’s patently evident that voter enthusiasm for Trump is extremely high, demonstrated by the fact that thousands are showing up each time to express their support for the president despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Even in the locked-down state of Minnesota, 650 people in Hibbing attended a Pence rally on Monday, despite the state’s COVID guidelines limiting gatherings to 250. When alerted to the violation, the Trump campaign wryly called the event a “peaceful protest,” an obvious reference to the Left’s hypocritical practice of dismissing crowd concerns when involving leftist protests.

But it’s not just the huge numbers of people showing up for the Trump campaign’s scheduled rallies that back up the claims of high enthusiasm; it’s the grassroots-originated events wholly independent of the Trump campaign. Take, for example, last Saturday’s “Interstate 70 Trump Train” in Washington, Pennsylvania, that attracted upwards of 5,000 folks in more than 2,000 vehicles, all expressing their support for Trump. MSM coverage was conspicuously absent, as it has been with countless other pro-Trump grassroots rallies across the nation.

Furthermore, contrary to the Leftmedia narrative, these Trump rallies are anything but doom-and-gloom, white-nationalist, fearmongering events. Rather, they are an upbeat party packed with everyday Americans of all races coming together to support and celebrate the fact that Trump is their guy. Unlike Washington elitists who turn their noses up at the “poorly educated,” backwards, bigoted, gun-toting, Bible-thumping “deplorables,” Trump celebrates them as fellow Americans. He’s there for them and loves them, and they know it.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s campaign has had conspicuously fewer events and rallies. While the mainstream media’s chattering class continuously references Biden’s “comfortable lead” in the polls coupled with concerns over coronavirus numbers as the likely reasons for his sleepy campaign schedule, there’s the glaring reality that his events simply don’t attract the crowds — and when they do, there are sometimes fewer Biden backers than what Biden called Trump’s “chumps.” In fact, if it wasn’t for the media endlessly regurgitating the polls, would anyone actually believe Trump was losing?

It’s Biden and Harris v. Anthony Fauci

Mark Alexander

In the final presidential debate last week, among the many lies Joe Biden propagated was his insistence that President Donald Trump had been negligent in his handling of the CV19 pandemic crisis. Incredibly, Biden implied Trump was to blame for the deaths of more than 200,000 people and will be at fault for the next 200,000 “dark winter” deaths to come because “the president thus far … still has no plan, no comprehensive plan.”

Biden had previously accused Trump of “a life-and-death betrayal of the American people” and said his negligence was “beyond despicable.” Biden added, “It’s a dereliction of duty, a disgrace. He knew how deadly it was. He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied.”

The fact is, the Trump administration’s planning and response mirrors the best advice his medical experts and the CDC provided him, as aptly demonstrated by the comprehensive chronological action timeline we have compiled.

The administration’s actions reflect the advice provided by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

So what did Fauci say about the COVID risk and when?

On 21 January, Fauci said, “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.” On 26 January, Fauci again declared, “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States.” On 31 January, as Biden was criticizing Trump for banning travel from China, Fauci said, “We still have a low risk to the American public, but we want to keep it at a low risk.”

On 3 February, as a result of Trump’s actions, Fauci said, “I think you are going to see a dampening down” of cases. On 17 February, he repeated his assertion that the danger to Americans was “just minuscule” versus the “real and present danger” of the seasonal flu. He warned against the “outlandish extrapolations of fear” and at that time infamously declared, “Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.” Indeed, as I wrote in February, “Democrats Hang 2020 Hopes on Pandemic Recession.”

It was not until 28 February that Fauci finally declared, “It could be really, really bad,” but added, “I don’t think it’s gonna be, because I think we’d be able to do the kind of mitigation. It could be mild.” A day later, he said: “Right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change. … I mean, this could be a major outbreak. I hope not. Or it could be something that’s reasonably well controlled. At the end of the day, this will ultimately go down.”

On 9 March, Fauci asserted: “If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship. But … an elderly person who has an underlying condition, I would recommend strongly that they do not go on a cruise ship.” On 10 March, Fauci insisted, “As a nation, the risk is relatively low,” but added, “There are parts of the country right now that are having community spread in which the risk there is clearly a bit more than that.”

It was three days later, on 13 March, that Fauci prompted Trump to declare a national emergency.

In other words, despite Biden’s ludicrous claims, the best advice Trump was being given through the middle of March was that COVID-19 was not going to be deadly and could be contained by following basic CDC health guidelines. Nobody, NOBODY — least of all Joe Biden, who was criticizing Trump for overreacting — understood the threat.

As for the litany of Kamala Harris blame-shifting lies, she lamented, “[Trump’s] flip-flopping on social distancing and wearing masks.” But recall that Fauci declared on 8 March, “Right now in the United States people should not be walking around in masks.”

Harris insisted, “[Trump] praised the transparency of the Chinese government. He said, ‘China has been working hard to contain the coronavirus.’” At that time, recall Anthony Fauci declared on 22 January: “From what I can see right now, [the ChiComs] are really being much, much more transparent than what happened with SARS, where they really kept back information for a while. It was really embarrassing to them. They’re really transparent now.”

Bottom line: If, as Biden and Harris conveniently insist, Trump misinformed the nation, it was because he was misinformed by Fauci. But he was not misinformed — both Trump and Fauci were providing the best information they had.

If you listened carefully to the Biden-Harris complaints, there is nothing they have suggested they would do that the Trump administration has not already done.

Despite the fact that Democrats have disgracefully treated this pandemic as cheap political fodder, COVID was made in China. But “The Big Guy” is avoiding any mention of China, as he does not want to remind voters about his unraveling pay-to-play ChiCom scandal.

Scholastic Mag Smears Trump

Douglas Andrews

If your children have been trudging home lately with a backpack full of animus toward President Donald Trump, it might just be because they’re learning that he’s a racist.

And they’re not just learning this from a couple of woke young teachers unable to separate their political views from their professional duties. No, they’re learning it from Scholastic magazine, the tried-and-true reading companion that has for decades been a fixture in classrooms across the country. “Over 6 million students read Scholastic News every week!” the editors tell us. “See why so many teachers rely on this exceptional magazine to engage their students, build nonfiction-reading skills, and increase content-area knowledge.”

As might be expected, Scholastic has developed a suite of “Election 2020” materials, including candidate profiles of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as well as perspectives on the leading issues of the day: pandemic response, racial justice, economy, healthcare, climate change, education, immigration, and America and the world.

“The long history of unjust treatment of Black people in America is a major focus of this election,” begins the Racial Justice category, which then goes on to explain that “in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, huge protests erupted across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.” We then learn that President Trump “has defended law enforcement, opposed protesters’ calls for reforms, and taken an aggressive stance against the [wait for it!] largely peaceful demonstrations. In July, for instance, he sent federal police to Portland, Oregon, to break up rallies there. Local officials say those officers illegally detained protesters and sparked violence.”

To recap: The police were routinely killing blacks, the result of which was an eruption of “protests” and “peaceful demonstrations” and “rallies,” but there was no rioting, no looting, no arson, no defacing or yanking down of statues, no efforts to incinerate cops in their vehicles with Molotov cocktails, no prolonged takeovers of whole sections of our nation’s cities, no attempts to burn down federal courthouses, no assaults, no battery, and no murders. Nothing like that. And it was the president who “sparked violence” in otherwise peaceful Portland.

“Many people see the president’s response to the protests as part of a pattern of racism,” the indoctrinators at Scholastic tell our children. “He has repeatedly made racist statements and at times shown support for people who promote white supremacy. He has also largely refused to acknowledge the role racism plays in America. For example, he has dismissed research showing that Black people are more likely than white people to be stopped, arrested, and killed by the police.”

Not surprisingly, none of Heather Mac Donald’s data-driven research appears to have made its way into Scholastic’s Trump-hating BLM propaganda. Nor was there any mention of the empowering self-help message of, say, Candace Owens. Nor the death of retired police chief David Dorn, a black man far more worthy of martyr status than Michael Brown or George Floyd or Freddie Gray or Rayshard Brooks. No, the sad fact is that not all black lives matter to the Marxists at Black Lives Matter.

You’re encouraged to read the entire Trump profile yourself and compare it to that of Joe Biden, who undergoes his own share of criticism (without Scholastic calling him a racist) but who seems substantially more sympathetic than President Trump, despite his own troubled history on race.

And this, of course, is just the section on “racial justice.” We wonder what Scholastic has to say about President Trump’s position on “immigration” or “climate change.”

Narcissist Hillary Can’t Stop Blaming the ‘Deplorables’

Thomas Gallatin

The biggest problem with being a narcissist is the fact that one can’t help but view everything through the lens of deluded self-importance. True to form, Hillary Clinton once again reminded everyone why she was such an odious and unlikeable candidate. In comments resembling her infamous “basket of deplorables” slander from 2016, Clinton went low, accusing most elected Republicans of being “cowards” and “spineless enablers” of President Donald Trump. “Most Republicans are going to want to close the page,” she asserted without evidence while robotically botching the metaphor. She added, “They want to see him gone as much as we do, but they can’t say it publicly.”

She wasn’t done with hubris. Asked if a woman president would have handled the COVID-19 pandemic better than Trump, Clinton ridiculously asserted, “I have no doubt, especially if it were me. I have no doubt. I mean, I was born for that.”

Demonstrating for the umpteenth time that she has yet to come to grips with the fact that the American people chose Trump over her in 2016, Clinton lamented, “It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions” should Trump win reelection. That’s hilarious when it’s actually Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats who have plans to fundamentally transform America’s institutions — plans that include packing the Supreme Court and eliminating the Electoral College.

Clinton further claimed (also without evidence) that Trump is guilty of “damaging … our norms and our values, and lessening … our leadership.” She concluded, “And the list goes on.”

Leadership? Over the weekend, Trump led yet another Muslim-majority nation into normalizing relations with Israel. It would seem that Trump’s foreign policy success has far outdone anything Clinton oversaw while serving as Barack Obama’s pay-to-play secretary of state. Indeed, what stands out most from that era is Clinton’s ridiculous and failed “Russian reset” and her abysmal Benghazi failure and deceit.

What might be most loathsome about Clinton’s comments is her condescension toward anyone who would dare to support Trump and his America-first agenda. But there’s also Clinton’s own massive hypocrisy. Responding to a question regarding whether she would say of Trump “lock him up,” Clinton gasped with feigned indignation, “No, I would never say that. … I believe in the rule of law, unlike some of these people.” Still no word on what Clinton did with those 30,000 emails that went missing from her illegal home-brew server. So much for believing in the Rule of Law. Evidently, in Clinton’s mind, she is the law.

The Media Is All-In on Protecting Joe Biden

Douglas Andrews

There’s an old-school journalistic adage that goes, “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.” Translation: Make sure all your facts are airtight before we go to print. Obviously, though, this comes from a bygone era — an era back before mainstream media journalists, editors, and publishers devolved into no-good hyper-partisan scumbags.

Those were the days.

These days, though, the Fourth Estate has its massive thumb firmly on the political scale, and at no time and in no place has this been more evident than its astounding indifference to the New York Post’s bombshell reporting on the influence peddling and self-enrichment schemes of the Biden Crime Family.

Take, for example, a “perspective” piece by Thomas Rid that appeared in Saturday’s Washington Post. Rid, a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, insists that Hunter Biden’s emails — the ones found on the laptop abandoned at a local computer repair shop, the ones whose authenticity no one has seriously challenged — should be assumed to be fake. Put bluntly, Rid says, “We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.”

“Even if they probably aren’t.” Let that sink in.

Rid, who seems like a useful idiot of the Biden campaign, insists that what we have here isn’t worthy of journalistic exploration. At least not until after the election.

“First,” he insists, “every individual little fact — every email, every text, every photo — must be independently verified when data is surfaced in such a suspicious way, not just one piece of information. Genuine photos, for example, could be there simply to add credibility to forged emails surfaced along with the photos — shielding a few forgeries with genuine content would be a time-tested active measures tactic.”

Nothing to see but RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, folks. Move along.

So much for a curious and intrepid media — at least when the subject is a Democrat nominee for president. As The Daily Wire’s Tim Pearce writes, “Arguably the most impactful disinformation drop of the 2016 campaign was the unverified, and since debunked, Steele dossier first published by BuzzFeed that fueled ex-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election. Rid’s roughly 1,700-word article never mentions the dossier, however, and instead compares the Biden emails to a ‘Russian hack-and-leak operation.’”

What we have here, then, is a mainstream media cabal that in 2016 and 2017 launched itself headlong into the thickets of a real Russian disinformation campaign in order to damage then-candidate and now-President Donald Trump, and yet today, in the face of zero evidence that the Russians are involved in creating phony Hunter Biden emails and phony Hunter Biden images on a phony Hunter Biden MacBook, it sees Russkies lurking behind every laptop.

As Rid put it, “Take a step back, and the Russian interference of 2016 holds valuable lessons on what to do and what not to do in 2020.” Ah, now they take a step back. Now they decide to err on the side of the accused.

Or, as Matt Taibbi — that rarest of rare birds, an honest lefty journalist — puts it, “The least curious people in the country right now appear to be the credentialed news media, a situation normally unique to tinpot authoritarian societies.”

If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s certainly this: We should be treating our mainstream media and certain academic elites as if they were nothing more than paid shills for the Biden campaign … even if they probably aren’t.

Lincoln Project Dallies With Iranian Disinformation

Harold Hutchison

You’ve probably heard about how the Proud Boys tried to intimidate Democrat voters last week by sending them threatening emails. If it wasn’t the media spreading the word about unacceptable threats, then it was The Lincoln Project hyping the incident and blaming President Donald Trump for the actions of the group. But there was just one problem: The Proud Boys, while not anybody’s idea of angels, had nothing to do with it.

The perpetrator was, instead, the theocratic regime in Tehran, which took time from its fantasies of a second Holocaust to instead engage in an act of cyber warfare that warrants a serious response. We can deal with that part later — after November 3.

The Lincoln Project, though, will have to be dealt with more urgently. For starters, these phony Republicans were so blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome that they embraced and spread disinformation from Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism. And, as has always been the case with the inside-the-Beltway clique that The Lincoln Project belongs to, rather than admit they screwed up, they simply pretend nothing happened and sell out the very people they purport to serve and help.

For all the fuss about Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia (which is a Democrat fantasy), why is there no discussion about the Iranians? And why is China, which interfered in the 1996 election via illegal donations to the DNC, also exempt from scrutiny? We hear nothing but crickets.

We at The Patriot Post have long recognized the Russian threat. It’s one of the reasons we’ve noted the geopolitical kompromat that its Nord Stream 2 pipeline creates for Germany. It’s why we’ve supported President Trump’s efforts to get NATO allies to meet their commitments, as well as his work to address Russian cheating on the INF Treaty and others. When President Trump pulls out of these bogus treaties, he gives our military a better chance to fight and win. The establishment, however, had been giving Russia a pass on its violations.

Still, the president’s efforts to promote American energy production — and even exports of natural gas — is arguably the most effective non-military way to curb Russia’s geopolitical ambitions. An added bonus is that this approach also hampers Iran.

In contrast, think of how the Green New Deal would benefit Russia, which has already won one victory against us with the halting of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. Why are the so-called “true” conservatives of the Beltway’s Lincoln Project not sounding the alarm?

Donald Trump certainly has his imperfections, but his America-first patriotism isn’t one of them. And yet these Trump-deranged organizations are so obsessed with him that they’ll choose a genocidal bunch of theocrats over their nation’s best interests.

The Lincoln Project and its ilk have been, for all intents and purposes, fired by grassroots Patriots — and for a number of good reasons. This latest incident merely adds to their list of anti-American offenses.

Politics and My Gen Z Peers

Paige McCullough

(Publisher’s Note: A hearty welcome to the newest member of our Patriot Grassroots Perspective team! As a high school student, Paige excels in research and debate. She represents the youngest member of our crew and offers fresh insights on the challenges of being a young Patriot among peers who are increasingly influenced by the Left.)

As a 16-year-old student, I know the perils created by a growing number of brainwashed teens who have been greatly influenced by leftist narratives on social media. As my generation is growing up with more access to information than any previous generation, the fact is, conservative perspective is being crowded or censored out of that information. Our favorite celebrities are telling us to vote blue, our favorite singers and songwriters are expressing their hate for America, and the people we looked up to are bashing the president.

The celebrities who do stand up to support the president are shamed and bashed and called “delusional.” What are we supposed to think? Most of us have not been taught to research for ourselves or to be proactive in doing our own fact-checking of the headlines we see on Snapchat and Instagram, so how are we supposed to form our own ideas?

The silent majority among us must stand up against this form of mind/opinion control in order to educate young people on the facts and our nation’s history. The young people in America are the future of our nation. We cannot afford to stay out of politics anymore. Educate yourself on political views, get involved in schools, or speak wisdom into a young person’s life. Our education needs to be a priority again so that the next generation can rise up to honor and defend the United States of America. It is crucial that young people are involved in hard conversations, challenged in our beliefs, and pushed out of our comfort zone in order to fully establish and defend our beliefs. We don’t need to be told what to do; we need to be told why to do it.

I am extremely grateful for the involvement and engagement of my parents in my life. They have not left me out of political dialogue or chosen not to educate me on current issues just because I am too young to vote. They have challenged my beliefs and pushed me to do my own research to find the truth for myself.

If, as a parent, you have chosen not to engage in politics and have not educated the young people in your family about the importance of understanding the history of the United States, start now. Exercise your right to free speech and explain to them why it’s a blessing to be able to do so. Because we are the future of this country, and something must be done to stop the brainwashing exclusively through leftist media.

NEWS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

Top of the Fold

  • Supreme Court rightly rejects late ballots in battleground Wisconsin (The Washington Free Beacon)
  • Trump asks justices to block North Carolina mail-in ballot extension (National Review)
  • COVID aid on hold until after the election as Senate leaves (Bloomberg)

Leftmedia

  • CNN and MSNBC skip historic Senate vote confirming ACB (Fox News)
  • Media excuse Joe Biden’s mix-up: He was talking about George Lopez (The Daily Wire)
  • Defund NPR: Man plots to kill Biden, NPR omits from story that he was a Bernie Bro with books on Islam (PJ Media)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • Democrats who endeavor to pack the Supreme Court say Republicans will regret Barrett confirmation (Fox News)
  • In new spin, Biden floats rotating SCOTUS justices if h’s elected (New York Post)
  • Awkward: Biden unmentioned in Barack Obama’s telling of healthcare bill’s passage (The Washington Free Beacon)
  • Biden draws bulk of fundraising support from wealthiest zip codes (National Review)
  • Another rapper endorses Trump, rips Biden’s tax plan (Not the Bee)
  • Hunter Biden sought to avoid registering as a foreign agent in Chinese business venture (The Daily Caller)
  • Déjà vu: Polls in battleground states nearly identical to 2016 (The Daily Wire)

For the Record

  • Biden cannot claim to fight for our nation’s soul while supporting unborn genocide (The Federalist)
  • When Kamala Harris could have pushed to investigate police shootings, she didn’t (The Federalist)

Around the Nation

  • Zeta becomes a hurricane as it takes aim at already hard-hit Louisiana (Washington Examiner)
  • Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze that’s forcing large evacuations (AP)
  • Fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding black man prompts heated protests in West Philly (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Man who bought firearms used in San Bernardino terrorist attack gets 20 years (The Daily Signal)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Cases are skyrocketing, but deaths are flat — so far (Time)
  • Hospitalized patients already taking aspirin daily were 47% less likely to die of coronavirus (Daily Mail)

National Security

  • In western Arizona, over a hundred miles of new border wall is getting results (Washington Examiner)
  • Germany favors U.S. partnership to thwart Russia and China’s “global supremacy” quest (Washington Examiner)
  • Six cases of Chinese infiltration of universities and research — and what Trump is doing about it (The Daily Signal)
  • U.S. threatens to destroy Iranian missiles shipped to Venezuela (Fox News)
  • Colleges hid more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding (The Washington Free Beacon)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Elton John gets his own Barbie doll (KTLA 5)
  • KFC’s fried chicken-scented fire log is back (Best Products)
  • Social media erupts over woman who focuses on getting her dad to vote for Biden while he’s literally dying (The Daily Wire)
  • Billionaire Bill Gross allegedly blared “Gilligan’s Island” theme song on loop to annoy neighbor during dispute over sculpture (The Daily Caller)

Other Notables

  • Fox announcers caught on live mic bashing military flyover said they were mimicking crew (Disrn)
  • NASA discovers more water on the moon than previously thought (Disrn)
  • Japan pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050 (NPR)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s energy agenda would destroy the American energy renaissance (National Review)
  • Policy: It’s time to transform the U.S.-Japan alliance (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Humor: Newly sworn-in ACB immediately orders all nation’s women to wear Handmaid’s outfit (The Babylon Bee)
  • Related humor: Democrats ask ACB to recuse herself from any cases involving the Constitution (The Babylon Bee)

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Now We Know Why Joe Biden Got So Angry — A damning revelation has the Democrat nominee getting antsy.

Capitalism or Socialism: Which One Is More Democratic? — “Free markets work not through ‘greed’ or ‘exploitation’ but by satisfying our wants,” observes Dinesh D’Souza.

Humor: A Bad Lip Reading of the First Presidential Debate — “We’re gonna make a pig roll in a pumpkin down in Brazil.”

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SHORT CUTS

Insight: “Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.” —William Godwin (1756-1836)

Unhinged: “Originalism is racist. Originalism is sexist. Originalism is homophobic. Originalism is just a fancy word for discrimination.” —Senator Ed Markey

Court Jesters, Part I: “The fact is that our Republican colleagues are shattering the norms and breaking the rules and breaking their word, and there will be consequences. … Nothing less than everything is at stake. A shift in the balance of the court that will last for decades if we do not correct it — and believe me, there are appropriate measures that should be considered.” —Senator Richard Blumenthal

Court Jesters, Part II: “The Republican majority is lighting its credibility on fire … The next time the American people give Democrats a majority in this chamber, you will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority. My colleagues may regret this for a lot longer than they think.” —Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Total lack of self-awareness: “Generations of unborn will suffer from this decision [to confirm ACB].” —Chuck Schumer

Braying jackass: “Hell no.” —Mazie Hirono while casting her ACB vote

Alpha jackass: “Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it.” —Joe Scarborough

Theater of the absurd: “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.” —Robert Reich

And last… “Why is it ok for a Biden to make 80k a month from a foreign gas company, but not ok for a Pennsylvania man to make 80k per year from an American gas company?” —Joe Borelli

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Joe Biden Cannot Claim To Fight For Our Nation’s Soul While Supporting Unborn Genocide

Yes, we are in a fight for the soul of our nation, as our country chooses not to see what is going on, turning a blind eye to the horror of abortion.

Source: Joe Biden Cannot Claim To Fight For Our Nation’s Soul While Supporting Unborn Genocide

The Hunter Biden Scandal Has Exposed The Corporate Press’s Corruption And Condescension

Major U.S. media outlets are living in an alternate fantasy world in which the Biden scandal is a ‘miasma’ meant to confuse and mislead gullible Americans.

Source: The Hunter Biden Scandal Has Exposed The Corporate Press’s Corruption And Condescension

Never More Biased: TV Blasts Trump with 92% Negative Coverage; 66% Positive for Biden | Newsbusters

Four years ago, the Big Three broadcast evening newscasts tried to destroy Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign with historically negative press coverage. This year, those newscasts are doubling down, with coverage that is even more hostile to the Republican. Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, is enjoying mostly positive coverage and a friendly media that’s virtually ignoring all topics — such as the scandal swirling around his son, Hunter — that might harm his prospects.

For this study, the MRC analyzed all coverage of President Trump and former Vice President Biden on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from July 29 through October 20 (including weekends). This is the same time period examined by the MRC four years ago, in advance of that year’s election.

This time around, it’s obvious that the networks are pouring their energy into confronting and criticizing the President, not equally covering both campaigns. During the twelve weeks we examined, Trump received 839 minutes of coverage, compared to just 269 minutes of airtime for Biden, a three-to-one disparity.

Even more lopsided, our analysts found ten times more evaluative statements about Trump than Biden: 890 comments about the President, of which 822 (92.4%) were negative, vs. 68 (7.6%) that were positive. Note that these totals do not include statements about the candidates’ prospects in the campaign horse race (i.e., standings in the polls, chances to win, etc.), nor does it include partisan statements from the candidates or their surrogates.

[There’s a full description of our methodology at the end of this article.]

If Trump’s coverage seems nightmarishly negative, Biden’s media profile might be a dream-come-true for a presidential nominee, especially one favored in the polls. Out of 91 evaluative comments, Biden benefitted from 60 positive statements, vs. only 31 that were negative, adding up to a sunny 66% positive good press score.

The three evening newscasts have been relentlessly negative throughout Trump’s presidency. From Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, through October 20, 2020, our analysts have tallied 16,755 evaluative comments, 90.5% of which (15,161) have been negative. While the topics have shifted from the Russia-collusion investigation to Ukraine and impeachment to this year’s coronavirus pandemic, the networks’ hostility has been incredibly consistent.

And compared to his campaign four years ago, Trump has been bludgeoned with 32 percent more negative comments (822 this year, vs. 623 in 2016), while Biden has enjoyed 65 percent fewer negative comments than Hillary Clinton faced in 2016 (31 for Biden, vs. 145 for Clinton). Trump’s coverage during these same weeks in 2016 was 91% negative, compared to 92% this year, while Biden’s overall press score was substantially more positive than Clinton’s (79% negative for Clinton, vs. 66% positive for Biden).

The topics tell the story: Trump’s coverage during these crucial 12 weeks has been dominated by the coronavirus (424 minutes — 284 minutes spent on policy and 140 minutes on the President’s own diagnosis), his comments about mail-in voting (87 minutes) and the ongoing protests in major American cities (63 minutes). Notable controversies include The New York Times’ reporting on Trump’s apparently stolen tax returns (23 minutes), and the hotly-disputed Atlantic story about the President supposedly calling U.S. war casualties “suckers” and “losers” (19 minutes).

The newscasts are airing practically nothing about controversies that could jeopardize Biden’s lead in the polls. Topping the list: the former Vice President’s age and health, with 10 minutes, 33 seconds of coverage — a tiny fraction of the airtime devoted to President Trump’s health following his coronavirus diagnosis (140 minutes).

The criticism that Biden and his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, would pursue left-wing policies outside of the mainstream was given a mere five minutes, 43 seconds of airtime over the past 12 weeks, or barely two percent of the Democrat’s total coverage. The ticket’s refusal to disavow the far-Left’s scheme to “pack” the Supreme Court with additional liberal members received even less attention from the networks: just three minutes, 53 seconds.

The renewed allegations of corruption involving both Joe Biden and his son, Hunter — spurred by e-mails first reported by the New York Post — had spawned only five minutes, 19 seconds of evening news coverage as of October 20, all of it on CBS.

And even that coverage was organized around defending the former Vice President, as correspondent Nancy Cordes on October 15 dismissed the story as “having all the hallmarks of information laundering,” while the next night reporter Paula Reid scolded the President for “going after Joe Biden and his family with dubious accusations.”

The broadcast networks are merely the tip of the liberal media iceberg, of course. But during the Trump presidency, we’ve seen the broader media landscape pivot from presenting a largely news-based product (with a bias, to be sure), to a hair-on-fire opposition that celebrates its rhetorical excess as if it was a virtue. Watch:

But the basic premise of our democracy is that voters are presented the facts about both sides, and then make up their own minds based on their own values and their own views of the candidates. What we’ve seen in this campaign, and over the past four years, is the establishment media choosing to abandon its traditional role and become combatants on behalf of liberal politicians.

When supposed news coverage becomes so tilted against one party in favor of another, it fails in its core mission to serve voters. Regardless of who wins next week’s election, the news media will be in desperate need of reform.

METHODOLOGY: For this report, MRC analysts reviewed every mention of President Trump and former Vice President Biden from July 29 through October 20, 2020, including weekends, on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. To determine the spin of news coverage, our analysts tallied all explicitly evaluative statements about Trump or Biden from either reporters, anchors or non-partisan sources such as experts or voters. Evaluations from partisan sources, as well as neutral statements, were not included.

As we did in 2016, we also separated personal evaluations of each candidate from statements about their prospects in the campaign horse race (i.e., standings in the polls, chances to win, etc.). While such comments can have an effect on voters (creating a bandwagon effect for those seen as winning, or demoralizing the supports of those portrayed as losing), they are not “good press” or “bad press” as understood by media scholars as far back as Michael Robinson’s groundbreaking research on the 1980 presidential campaign.

Source: Never More Biased: TV Blasts Trump with 92% Negative Coverage; 66% Positive for Biden

October 27 The Director

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
(Isaiah 30:21)

Pastor Sarah Utterbach says, “God doesn’t necessarily give you a word of direction before you move; He comes behind you with a word of confirmation. Listen: “Thine ears shall hear a Word behind thee saying, ‘this is the way.’ It matters not whether you are turning to the right or left, for your steps are already ordered by the Lord.” (Psalms 37:23). If you’ve “acknowledged Him, then He’s already “directing your paths. (See Proverbs 3:6.) Think about that a moment!

Wherever your path leads, move with confidence, knowing the Good Shepherd is right behind you, letting you know everything’s okay. If you don’t hear His Words—stop! It’s time for a mid-course correction! So often we become immobilized and fearful, waiting for clear direction. Is that where you are today? If it is, listen: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go. I will guide thee with Mine eye” (Psalms 32:8). Take hold of this truth. He will teach you, and He will instruct you how to walk in His will, so that it becomes natural for you. He’ll guide you with His eye and confirm it with His mouth. His eye sees what yours can’t; every bend in the road, every mountain, and every valley. He’s concerned about the very things about which you’re concerned. Don’t stop every few miles and question Him. If you get “off track,” He’ll let you know.

 

But until then, walk with confidence and faith in Him. It is the only way to go, and it’s the way for you today.[1]

 

[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 300). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.