“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)
IN TODAY’S DIGEST
There are perilous moving parts this week that will have broad political implications for the coming years.
On Sunday, the 117th Congress was sworn in, though only a handful of Democrat Party members still honor any residual obligation to their oaths “to support and defend” our Republic’s Constitution.
The House will remain under the dictatorial thumb of leftist Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was reelected to her fourth term as speaker. She retained Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn as her underbosses.
House Republican leadership remains in the competent hands of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise. And, notably, Democrats hold a smaller marginal control of the House after their majority was cut down to 222-211 in November, with two seats still open.
In the Senate, the tenures of Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip John Thune, who were reelected in November, hang in the balance of the Georgia runoff elections on Tuesday.
With Republicans now holding 50 seats, if the GOP doesn’t retain at least one Georgia seat, the Senate will be evenly divided, meaning with tie votes, presumed incoming leftist VP and Senate President Kamala Harris will provide the tiebreaker.
Though we expect the GOP will retain at least one of the two contested seats, the runoff results may be delayed given the likely prospect that the results will be contested, despite the fact that basic measures to reduce fraud are in place. Unfortunately, those measures are too little, too late for the integrity of election results in some Democrat states that allowed substantial bulk-mail balloting fraud — the failure to certify who was voting — resulting in contestable November election results.
If both Georgia seats are lost, the presumed incoming president, Joe Biden, will empower Senator Chuck Schumer and his Whip Dick Durbin to do his bidding, including the rapid undoing of many of Donald Trump’s successful initiatives. Regardless, Biden will be rapidly undoing Trump’s executive initiatives by way of reversing or overwriting those executive orders.
The Demos’ ground game in Georgia has proven very effective and, arguably, President Trump’s contesting of the national election and vacillation on the ChiCom Virus pandemic bill for relief funding have undermined conservative voter turnout.
Then, on Wednesday, Congress meets in a joint session to count and certify Electoral College votes, currently standing at 306 electoral votes for Biden and 232 for Trump — the biggest post-election step for a peaceful transition of power.
Senator McConnell declared that the Electoral College vote certification will be “the most consequential I have ever cast.”
It will also be the most controversial, as a group of Senate Republicans headed by Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley will be joined by a contingent of House Republicans contesting the certification. Vice President Mike Pence said, through his chief of staff, that he “welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before Congress and the American people.”
Buckle up — this is going to be an interesting week!
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are facing off on the campaign stump once again today, this time in Georgia, which, you might have heard, is in the midst of two Senate runoff election races. Trump and Biden are holding rallies for the four respective candidates today. More than three million Georgians have already cast their ballots, and for good reason — there are huge stakes for years to come.
Much of the buzz coming into this week was President Trump’s weekend phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In the hour-long conversation, Trump pressured Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to show that Trump really won the Peach State, though Raffensperger was having none of it. The sharp disagreement over how Georgia conducted the November election looms large.
But the point of this story is what’s at stake in the U.S. Senate.
GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler each failed to reach the requisite 50% of the vote in November, and thus they face Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively. Ossoff is an inheritance welfare liberal and Warnock a radical racist pastor who preaches a very different gospel than that put forth in either Scripture or by Martin Luther King, whose church Warnock pastors. Warnock’s is a gospel of socialism and hate, but in his ads he comes across as an all-too-likable and compassionate man who loves puppies (no kidding).
A victory for both of these Democrats would make New York Senator Chuck Schumer the majority leader, giving Democrats unified control of DC and the ability to force through their radical leftist agenda. That means Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, statehood for the Democrat strongholds of DC and Puerto Rico (meaning four more Democrat senators), and packing the Supreme Court are all on the line. That’s to say nothing of economy-hampering taxes and regulations to cap off a pandemic shutdown and gut any recovery.
As Louisiana Senator John Kennedy darkly joked in November, if Democrats win, “you’ve got nothing to worry about unless you are a taxpayer, a business owner, a parent, a cop, a gun owner, a person of faith, or an unborn baby.”
There’s also the not-so-small matter of having a Republican check on a thoroughly corrupt incoming Democrat regime. Want to get to the bottom of FBI abuse of power or the Biden family’s dealings with China? Forget about it with a Democrat Senate. Want moderation in judicial picks? It won’t happen. And Democrat committee chairmen, including Bernie Sanders, will be happy to run roughshod, as will the party as a whole if Democrats decide to nuke the legislative filibuster.
It certainly seems that Republicans are at grave risk tomorrow. Trump is both fueled by and fueling allegations of voter fraud in Georgia and elsewhere. A divided party could turn into a defeated party. The division is bad enough, but the defeat would be a big one — not just for Georgia, but for the entire nation.
If we as Americans can agree on any one thing, let it be this: No matter how massive or how extensively loaded with domestic goodies a congressional spending act might be, it should never come to the president’s desk with anything even remotely resembling the following language: “Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act that are made available for assistance for Pakistan, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for democracy programs and not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available for gender programs.”
And yet, as Power Line’s Steve Hayward notes, there it was, right there on page 1,497 of the 5,593-page, $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and omnibus spending bill passed by our 116th Congress and reluctantly signed over the holidays by President Donald Trump. (To mention that the bill also contains $15 million to help Sri Lanka refurbish an old Coast Guard cutter we gave it and $1.65 billion to let Jordan spend however it pleases seems like piling on. But some things in life are just begging to be piled upon.)
Seriously. If we can’t — all of us — agree that burdening our grandchildren with deficit spending of this sort is an abomination, then we’ve really jumped the shark as a nation. (If you want to get your blood boiling, just click here and see how long it takes you to scroll through the entire bill.)
President Trump had originally resisted signing the bill, posting a video in which he called it “a disgrace,” called its $600 individual outlays “ridiculously low,” and admonished Congress to “send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package.”
Ultimately, though, the president caved. And for what? Not much of anything, it appears. The legislation “has been signed into law in exactly the form Congress passed it,” notes Power Line’s Paul Mirengoff. “It does not include the $2,000 handouts Trump wanted. It includes all of the wasteful spending he decried.”
The president issued a “signing statement” in which he invoked the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to remove the bill’s wasteful spending. In addition, he called on the Senate to increase the individual checks to $2,000, repeal the onerous Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act that allows Big Tech to selectively publish content with legal impunity, and begin an investigation into voter fraud. But none of these three commandments is binding on Congress.
What, then, is the president’s play here? By fighting for those $2,000 checks, he’s certainly donned the mantle of populist, but so has Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. And those checks wouldn’t exactly be going to the most needy among us. As the Wall Street Journal editorial board writes, “Mr. Trump’s proposal is somewhat less spendthrift in leaving payments to children age 18 or younger at $600. But he would still provide benefits to a family of five earning up to $266,000 a year and add $315.5 billion to the debt.”
What we have, it seems, is a profligate spending contest between a Republican president and a Democrat Congress. “Mr. McConnell called this ‘another fire hose of borrowed money that encompasses other people who are doing just fine,’” the Journal continues. “The bill that has already passed Congress is better targeted at the unemployed and low-income workers with more cash, more food stamps, more child-care subsidies, and higher jobless benefits.”
Ultimately, we might all be a lot better off if the president and our elected representatives had just stood there instead of trying to do something.
“If we give these tin-pot dictators, these governors, more money, they’re less likely to open the economy. The answer’s not printing up and distributing free money. It’s opening the economy.” —Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Rand Paul has let the proverbial cat out of the bag and — tragically — precious few Americans want to hear what he has to say. That’s because those tin-pot governors and the rest of the Ruling Class have discovered there’s nothing quite like fostering desperation when it comes to making Americans as “pliable” as possible.
Following the passage of a $900 billion stimulus package two weeks ago — best described as a “bipartisan” 5,593-page middle finger to Middle America — a hard-pressed public will be receiving a whopping $600 apiece to weather their ongoing battle with a health-related virus, along with weathering the far more severe virus of megalomania that afflicts those aforementioned tin-pot dictators.
There is no question that millions of Americans are desperate, driven to the depths of economic despair by a virus and arguably the most contemptuous media-driven fear campaign this nation has ever endured, even as the definition of “quarantine” — detention or isolation imposed upon those suspected of being infected or contagious — was bastardized beyond recognition. Everyone, including the healthy, were “locked down” to “flatten the curve.”
Of course, not quite everyone. The term “essential workers” was also bastardized beyond recognition, as little distinction was made between the genuine heroes that included front-line healthcare workers, food producers, delivery people, etc. and the feckless hacks with political connections such as Hollywood movie producers, selective groups of protesters whose protests occasionally “intensified” into looting, arson, and murder, and an inner-circle of hairdressers and high-end restauranteurs needed to accommodate the “lockdowns for thee, but not for me” hypocrites who have made it clear the concept of a government of, by, and for the people has, for all practical purposes, been tossed on the ash heap of history.
In short, take your $600, stay inside — and shut up.
Perhaps the most maddening aspect of this debacle is the typical bureaucratic incompetence that accompanies it. No distinction was made between those who really needed support and those who needed no support at all. Perhaps this explains that while millions of Americans remain in dire straits, personal savings rates have quadrupled from 8% to 32%. In short, those Americans with jobs or other wherewithal simply put those checks in a savings account, while their less fortunate and “nonessential” fellow citizens struggled to make ends meet.
This economic bifurcation — arguably the largest separation between the rich and the rest of the citizenry in the history of mankind — is completely inimical to a nation conceived as one in which one’s class was largely determined by one’s talent and ambition, rather than one’s connections.
Yet even as this increasing separation is being further realized, the weak thinkers, long marinated in stew of grievance politics, wish to exacerbate it. The progressive dogma of “intersectionality” aims to increase the number of oppressed minority-within-minority victims as a means of equalizing outcome instead of opportunity. When one supplants meritocracy with the color of one’s skin or one’s gender under the auspices of increasing “fairness,” however, the very same capriciousness by which our tin-pot dictators determine which parts of the economy are more or less “worthy” of being opened or closed is exponentially increased.
Another thing Americans don’t wish to hear about is the national debt, which has reached a staggering $27.5 trillion. For most people it is a meaningless number, and all the warnings about mortgaging the future to pay for the present were largely ignored, even when the economy was booming. Due to the pandemic, massive levels of deficit spending, no matter how irresponsible, is viewed as a necessary and legitimate response to the ongoing emergency.
All well and good — for now. But as columnist Kevin Williamson warns, “We are training a generation of Americans to wait by the mailbox for their check from the government.”
No doubt. But that training is likely a prelude to the much more deleterious — and power-consolidating — level of training that will convince Americans to embrace Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI has long been championed by progressives as a means of providing incomes for Americans whose jobs will supposedly be permanently eliminated by technology.
Add to the mix a Data for Progress survey released last April. It reveals that 66% of Americans supported a $1,000 monthly payment — for the duration of the pandemic.
That “duration” is an extremely flexible term? It remains to be seen how long millions of American will tolerate (or is that enjoy?) life without being “bogged down” by work, especially when it becomes apparent they will instead be bogged down by an unprecedented level of oppression that inevitably occurs when one relinquishes Liberty — and dignity — for security.
Moreover, Senator Paul’s warning about “less likely” in terms of opening certain sectors of the economy may become “never again,” especially for many small business owners who remain the most “problematic” group of Americans for a corporate oligarchy intent on eliminating competition and consolidating its power as a result.
In the meantime, Americans will be forced to endure the pitiful machinations of a ruling class that has somehow convinced itself that debating the difference between $600 and $2,000 is a noble pursuit — as if either amount will even remotely compensate the tens of millions of “nonessential” Americans forced to remain out of the workforce for nearly a year — even as our “representatives” themselves haven’t missed a single paycheck since the communist Chinese-precipitated crime against humanity began.
Moreover, because of Congress’s willful contempt for the public, the state-level tin-pot dictators will continue to dictate, because they have no incentive whatsoever to stop.
Just one question remains: How long will it be before “stimulus” and “serfdom” become interchangeable terms?
During the campaign, Joe Biden promised to end President Donald Trump’s effective immigration and asylum polices on Day One of his coming into office. We noted that such a dramatic ending of the Trump administration’s immigration polices would serve only to invite another border crisis, as migrants assured by Biden’s promises would surge toward and across the border with the expectation of no longer being forced to wait out their asylum requests in Mexico.
It therefore comes as little surprise to learn that Biden is now backtracking on his Day One immigration promise. As The Washington Post reports, “Top advisers to president-elect Joe Biden [say] they will not immediately roll back asylum restrictions at the Mexico border and other restrictive Trump administration policies, walking back some of Biden’s campaign promises for ‘Day One’ changes.”
Susan Rice, the infamous Benghazi fabricator and Biden’s newly chosen domestic policy advisor, sought to provide cover for Biden’s failure to follow through on his ill-advised immigration campaign promise by foisting the blame for the delay onto the coronavirus pandemic. “Our priority is to reopen asylum processing at the border consistent with the capacity to do so safely and to protect public health, especially in the context of COVID-19,” Rice declared. “This effort will begin immediately, but it will take months to develop the capacity that we will need to reopen fully. Processing capacity at the border is not like a light that you can just switch on and off.” Rice added that asylum seekers “absolutely should not believe those in the region peddling the idea that the border will suddenly be fully open to process everyone on Day 1.” Of course, the one “peddling the idea” was none other than Joe Biden himself.
Despite the delay, the Biden transition team sought to downplay any suggestion that Biden won’t follow through on implementing his promised hard-left immigration policy. “This starts with restoring order, dignity and fairness to our system and day-one actions to restore due process to give families the opportunity to seek asylum, reinstate DACA, and introduce immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship,” his team asserted. “[Biden is] committed to having an open dialogue with groups across a wide spectrum to ensure his administration is meeting the needs of the community.”
So, is Biden moving the goal posts on his immigration policy plans? It looks to be the case, at least when it comes to his promised time frame, that the answer is an unequivocal “yes.” However, there is little to suggest that Biden doesn’t plan to eventually undo all of Trump’s immigration policies, especially his “Remain in Mexico” asylum rule. Yet the conundrum for Biden remains, as rolling back Trump’s immigration policies will have the effect of creating another border crisis no matter the timing of his policy change.
Immigration policy analyst Mark Krikorian wonders about Biden’s delay, observing, “Ironically, by delaying the full effect of his immigration promises, Biden sets up a situation where news of the renewed border crisis caused by his rollback of Trump’s policies may only break through the inevitable media blackout just when the midterm-election campaign is underway. Republican candidates would do well to start preparing now.”
The fact of the matter is that Biden has set himself up with this no-win scenario. By demonizing Trump’s rational and lawful border-enforcement approach, Biden is left with on the one hand trying to placate the open-border insanity of his party’s increasingly hard-left base while at the same attempting to deny and avoid the obvious and disastrous ramifications of implementing such foolish anti-American policy changes.
A political narrative is being framed around the dispute between warring camps supporting their respective presidential candidates. If one accepts the premise of the fight to be singularly about the outcome of the November 3 election, giving that victor the right to occupy the White House for the next four years, the terms of the debate are shallow and expose the intents, motives, and insatiable ambitions of those perpetrating this shallow discussion.
Instead, the terms of the debate must reflect the actual issue at hand — whether voter fraud occurred as a critical component of the national election overriding state legislatures, existing law, and the U.S. Constitution. Only then will deliberations prove worthy of the trust of Americans and our great nation’s founding.
On January 20, 2021, there’s an expectation of a “peaceful transition of power” characteristic of this great constitutional republic. Is that peaceful transfer a demand, an expectation, or the result of the integrity of the institution of elections in America? Americans deserve the answer to that question to prove to be the latter. In reality, peaceful transitions of power are a result of a trusted process, not simply an organic outcome.
History demonstrates the peaceful transfer of power began between bitter rivals — John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Adams, the incumbent, was challenged by Jefferson in 1800 in a bitter election between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, the newly formed partisan parties. Confusion reigned when the Electoral College tied, and the outcome of the election was determined by the House of Representatives casting 36 ballots for Thomas Jefferson to be America’s third president. The process was not pretty, yet the process worked.
Two hundred twenty years later, the electoral process is still in place. But the American public has witnessed drastic changes. A two-tiered system of voting was constructed for 2020. If one voted in person, greater identity verification and security measures were observed, while those casting ballots by mail had to meet a lower bar. As votes were being counted on November 3, some states were observing extensions of the voting period past Election Day through court decisions, not actions of state legislative bodies as specified in the Constitution.
While various groups are engaged in trench warfare to defend or disprove the tallies of November 3, facts are mounting that voting irregularities at best and actual criminal fraud at worst have occurred in many states:
- In Nevada, at least 1,500 listed as deceased, more than 19,000 nonresidents of the state, and almost 4,000 noncitizens cast ballots.
- In Arizona, almost 28,000 duplicate ballots were counted in Maricopa County.
- In Wisconsin, more than 200,000 mailed-in ballots were in question as clerks filled in missing information or harvested ballots.
- In Michigan, a sworn affidavit reflects one review of a sampling of 30,000 absentee ballots revealed 2,660 at invalid addresses and 229 cast on behalf of dead people.
- In Pennsylvania, an accounting analysis revealed that 202,377 more votes were counted than were actually cast.
- In Georgia, there were an estimated 70,000 ineligible votes because of lack of signature verification.
In a 345-page DOJ report entitled “Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses,” a sweeping statement is made that we must acknowledge and embrace: “Our constitutional system of representative government only works when the worth of honest ballots is not diluted by invalid ballots procured by corruption. As the Supreme Court stated in a case upholding federal convictions for ballot box stuffing: ‘Every voter in a federal … election … whether he votes for a candidate with little chance of winning or for one with little chance of losing, has a right under the Constitution to have his vote fairly counted, without its being distorted by fraudulently cast votes.’”
The truth is that voter fraud has been and remains an issue, and we must insist that legal votes alone are counted and that those committed to illegal voting and corruption are prosecuted.
The infamous chant from Reverend Jeremiah Wright spoken so eloquently in a sermon in 2003 rang around the world in 2008 — or at least it should have, since he was the pastor of Barack Hussein Obama. Wright preached:
When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. The government put them in chains. She put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton fields, put them in inferior schools, put them in sub-standard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education, and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strike law, and then wants us to sing God Bless America… No, no, no! Not God bless America, God d—n America! That’s in the Bible.
If you didn’t think that was enough, we have a new black liberation theologist acting as a preacher on the Atlanta, Georgia, scene. He is trying to trade in his pastoral duties for the work of the ministry of politics. His name is Reverend Raphael Warnock, and he’s running on the liberal and controversial radical ticket for Senate. Like his predecessor, Warnock hates America and what she stands for. He stated the exact words of his mentor, Jeremiah Wright: “God d—n America!”
Where does this radical rhetoric come from? Why does the Left always seem to find the token black guy standing behind a pulpit as a puppet? It goes without saying that the Left uses pandering in exchange for the minority vote and filthy lucre.
Warnock said about the criminal justice system, “Somebody’s got to open up the jails and let our children go.” What?! I have over 20 years of experience working with “our children” in and out of jail. Oftentimes, “our children” are returned to civilization after being incarcerated, but they return to prison before long. Opening the jail cell and letting criminals leave sounds like a novel and compassionate idea, but it doesn’t hold water. What “our children” need are parents who love them, accountability for their actions, and a strong faith.
Warnock has fallen off his rocker, saying that if “black theology and the black church” will not support “dismantling the prison-industrial complex,” then “both deserve to die.” Are you shocked that a pastor would put the gospel of Jesus Christ on the back burner to the gospel of social justice? I’m not. This is business as usual with many black pastors. They claim to never “preach politics,” but they are always urging their members to vote. Vote or die.
Fair or not, Georgia has become a swing state with the recent election. It doesn’t need a radical to represent it in the Senate. Keep Georgia red!
Top of the Fold
- Mike Pence rightly removes himself from President Trump’s Electoral College hustle (Washington Examiner)
- Congress overrides Trump’s defense bill veto (NewsNation Now)
- Warnock and Ossoff level misleading claims that Loeffler is “campaigning with a Klansman” (Fox News)
Government & Politics
- Nothing to see here… Hunter Biden email associate is on DOJ transition team (Washington Times)
- Census Bureau misses year-end deadline for delivering numbers for House seats (NPR)
- U.S. votes against UN budget over anti-Israel measure, lack of Iran action (Fox News)
- Obamacare, jocks, gay “rights,” and religion: The biggest Supreme Court cases of 2021 (Washington Examiner)
- Proposed House rules strike “non-inclusive” words (Daily Wire) | Pelosi just proposed banning gendered terms like “father, mother, son, daughter” in the House. Yet she has “mother” and “grandmother” in her Twitter bio. (Not the Bee)
- New York Times helps teen cancel classmate with four-year-old video of slur (The Federalist)
- Luke Letlow, 41-year-old congressman-elect, dies from COVID complications (Fox News)
- Novavax starts late-stage trial of vaccine in United States (Reuters) | UK authorizes Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (NY Times)
- China’s puppet, the World Health Organization, pledges not to find “guilty” party in COVID probe (Daily Signal)
- Abortion leads 2020 cause of death with 42.7 million killed (Disrn)
- LA sheriff Superspreader Task Force (yes, that’s a thing) detains 900 during party busts (FOX 11)
- New Mexico fines two churches $10,000 each for Christmas Eve services (Disrn)
- The totalitarian mob comes for a Princeton professor over harmless Twitter poll question (Power Line)
- University of Chicago professor pilloried for criticizing “no white men” hiring rules (The Federalist)
- Chicago Teachers Union leader pushes for schools to remain closed … while sitting by a pool in Puerto Rico (Not the Bee)
- Julian Assange’s extradition to U.S. denied by British judge (Fox News)
- ICE deports more than 185,000 illegal aliens and 4,200 gang members in 2020 (Breitbart) | ICE says arrestees had average of four criminal convictions or charges each (Fox News)
- U.S. facing another potential border crisis as Biden takes office (National Review)
- Iran says it plans to increase enrichment of uranium (ABC News)
Business & Economy
- President Trump extends suspension of work visas through March (Disrn)
- Mom and pop landlords struggle through eviction freeze (Washington Examiner)
- Britain’s trade agreement with the European Union enters legal force (UPI)
Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate
- Portland mayor, antifa enabler now asks for federal and state help against “radical Antifa” (Disrn)
- Emancipation Memorial honoring freed slaves in Boston officially removed (Disrn)
- New York City shootings doubled in 2020 (Washington Examiner)
- Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides (AP)
Around the Nation
- In 2020, FBI saw largest yearly increase of background checks in 20 years (Just the News)
- Louisville officer who fatally shot Breonna Taylor to be fired (Disrn)
- Massachusetts allows abortions without parental consent, codifies Roe v. Wade (Disrn) | Meanwhile, Ohio governor signs bill requiring cremation or burial of aborted babies (Disrn)
Non Compos Mentis
- Ilhan Omar calls fatal police shooting of black man “state sanctioned murder.” But police say he fired first. (The Blaze)
- Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home vandalized on New Year’s Day (ABC 7)
- Dr. Anthony Fauci admits to fudging the truth (The Federalist)
- Trump ends Obama’s 12-year run as most admired man (The Hill)
- Policy: The real villain of 2020 was Big Government (FEE)
- Policy: Trump’s regulatory legacy: A first draft (Cato)
- Humor: Government feeds five people with just 2.3 trillion loaves and fishes (Babylon Bee)
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Political futures: “Such allegations [of massive voter fraud] — if true — raise significant doubts about the elections of at least some of the members of the United States House of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, could cast a dark cloud of suspicion over the validity of this body for the duration of the 117th Congress. After all, those representatives were elected through the very same systems — with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials — as were the electors chosen for the President of the United States under the laws of those states, which have become the subject of national controversy.” —Rep. Chip Roy
Sad, but true: “I supported Trump, but he lost. It’s a shame he can’t find it within himself to accept that and appreciate — as, for example, Richard Nixon did in 1960 — how threatening to national cohesion a protracted post-election crusade could be. But how much more damage are his diehard supporters willing to do to the Republican Party and the conservative cause it purports to serve?” —Andrew McCarthy
For the record: “You’re not going to pretend that the King family legacy is the same thing as what [Raphael Warnock is] promoting. If you’re a pastor, you must stand for Christian values first and foremost, so politics cannot supersede what the holy Bible says. I’m very convinced that he’s manipulating his pulpit, the Bible, and everything else.” —Alveda C. King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. (As The Washington Times notes, “As senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Raphael Warnock has played up his connection on the Georgia Senate campaign trail to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”)
Alpha jackass: “Who are Mitch McConnell’s neighbors? I’m just saying Rand Paul’s neighbor did what a true Kentucky hero should do. It’s your turn to step up.” —2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, whom the Council of Chief State School Officers claimed “empower[s] his students – many of whom have experienced trauma – to become civically minded social advocates.”
Non compos mentis: “Dems open congress with a prayer that ends ‘amen and awoman.’ Amen is a Latin word that means ‘truly’ or ‘so be it.’ Awoman is a nonsense word that means nothing. Dems find a way to make everything stupid and nonsensical. Utter clowns, all of them.” —Matt Walsh
And last… “Incredibly, 2021 is already dumber than 2020.” —Ben Shapiro
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