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November 24, 2020

The Morning Report - 11/24/20

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and the fallout if you will over Sidney Powell and both her non-official position on the Trump defense team and more crucially the veracity of her claims of election fraud is up front this morning. In the wake of Thursday's press conference that if nothing else was a giant morale booster for us, some on our side were less than impressed. Lots of smoke but no fire, so to speak. Most notably Tucker Carlson got into a heated exchange with Powell about her not revealing any of the evidence, which was bad enough. I know we all have our feelings about Carlson as well as the network he continues to get his paycheck from, and now providing the bulk of its revenue. But even Rush Limbaugh, while not necessarily telling her to shit or get off the pot, seemed to echo some frustration, insofar as you don't just have an hour long press event and not at least reveal at least something tangible. Yes, I realize that you don't show your hand to the Enemy before you make the actual case to whatever court or body that ultimately adjudicates this thing, legally and/or politically. Personally, I stand with Powell but just to play Devil's advocate, you don't strengthen your position by not giving us a reason to believe - aside from what we witnessed with our own eyes on election night and the following morning - as well as then being told that you are not working in any official capacity with the Trump Legal Team. Pedro Gonzalez at American Greatness:

The issue with Powell was never that fraud didn't occur or that she was making it up out of whole cloth, but that her claims are so extraordinary that they would threaten to discredit the case for real fraud if they turned out to be exaggerated or in any way untrue. There are many compelling examples of irregularities involving mail-in ballots, ejected poll observers, and more that are worthy of serious investigating.

But Powell has set the bar so incredibly high above those things now. This is not to say that there is not or could not be some basic truth to some of her claims, but that it is dangerous to build the case for fraud entirely on one person's shoulders. As a result, "belief" in Powell has become a kind of purity test for some Trump supporters, creating internecine conflicts at the drop of a hat. It's also preventing the Trump movement from performing any kind of introspection on what might have been some of the campaign's mistakes.

If Powell's claims are all true, then there would be no need to consider that perhaps it was a mistake to court rather than tackle the corporate and tech forces now garroting Trump's last-ditch efforts. If Powell is right, there is no reason to criticize the Trump campaign's racial-spoils pandering, its failure to keep signature platform promises, or its critical personnel problems. Because the only problem will have been, according to her, that as many as 10 million fraudulent votes and up to 7 million votes were switched from Trump to Biden. The unexpected side effect of all this is an unremittingly uncritical movement that will circle the wagons to defend the most poisonous pills in the White House and viciously attack those who are otherwise allies. Powell's moment in the limelight is reminding us of the dangers of personality cults.

Aside from the idiotic line about "preventing the Trump movement from performing any kind of introspection on what might have been some of the campaign's mistakes" which when you strip away the fraud from the election, Trump ran a flawless campaign that would have won in as close to a landslide as we've had in decades, he does bring up valid points. It's not necessarily I think about Powell's integrity or the veracity of the charges, it's more about the degree of difficulty in proving them beyond any reasonable doubt in a court of law and most crucially, in the time remaining. That's some time between December 8th and 14th when the Electoral College convenes.

I have nothing but the greatest admiration for Sidney Powell. Her career, or to be more precise, the career with the globalists and corporatists that she rejected in favor of defending the principles of equal justice under a just and stable law from the depredations of the latter speaks volumes as to her character.

If anyone doubts that there is not a Globalist plot to take America down, especially in light of what we and this President have experienced these past four to 20 years and really since the end of the Second World War, then please describe the bumps on your sigmoid as you have your head up your ass. If Sidney Powell is guilty of anything, it's perhaps fighting the right battle but at the wrong time. That is unless she really does have the Kraken of all evidence ready to be released. I hope she does. In any case, my anger is not at her, nor at Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis or anyone else on the Trump Team. My incandescent rage that can never be slaked is at the traitors and the Enemy for snuffing out the last vestige of this republic and for those allegedly on our side who are their willing accomplices. Worst of the bunch are the state legislators and other GOP politicians in the six states that know firsthand that the Enemy stole their elections and should be convening right now to assign their electors to Trump. There is no excuse for that, threats of violence or not. This is a war now, and we are this close to an open shooting war, and considering the firebombing of several dozen cities over the past six months, arguably we're at that stage already.

Whatever happens with Sidney Powell's case, she is the very last person I am ever going to attack. For me, her motivations, if not perhaps (as remains to be seen) her strategy, are beyond reproach. Until you (the royal you) show me the proof - as you have demanded of her - that she is anything but a great patriot, I'm with her all the way. Because we are going to need an army of Sidney Powell's should worse come to worse.

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