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January 01, 2021

The Morning Report - 1/1/21 [J.J. Sefton]


Good morning, kids. Friday and New Year's Day. While I certainly wish each of you a happy new year, I'd be lying if I didn't think things were going to get much better than the last one. And I expect they're going to get a whole lot worse. But, we'll have to muddle through somehow, so let's take a look at what's happening.

The big story remains the proceedings in both the House and the Senate next Wednesday when Congress convenes to certify - or not - the results of the Electoral College and essentially seal the fate of the nation, one way or the other. In the House, upwards of 140 Republicans are going to vote to object to the results, including all representatives from Pennsylvania who will contest their state's electors. I assume they will also contest the electors from the other stolen states? And what about the 56 other Republican congressmen? Meanwhile, over in the Senate, the situation is in serious doubt despite Josh Hawley announcing his intention to object. The hatred of President Trump among many Senate Republicans, be it driven by petty personal jealousy or the fact that he remains the greatest existential threat to their being in on their graft as part of the dismantling of America as founded, has probably doomed the effort to failure. Does anyone really think that the Lord in Heaven is going to suddenly miracle the collective ass of Romney or Murkowski or Collins with morality, honor and ethics? Pat Toomey - Pat friggin' Toomey, whose own state is at the epicenter of executive and judicial malfeasance as well as massive on-scene, in your face ballot dumping and spoliation of evidence after the fact - says about Hawley's planned objection, that "he strongly disagrees." Check that; Toomey had one of his flunkies make the statement to a hack from Politico: "Senator Toomey made his views on Senator Hawley's planned objection clear. He strongly disagrees." How very brave.

I have developed a sort of theorem about these things. No matter how blatant the crime or situation and how clear-cut the remedy, those allegedly on our side will not fail to either do nothing or the exact wrong thing to let it slide, carve it in stone and make it worse. While it is heartening that we do have people in government like Josh Hawley willing to put whatever political aspirations he might have on the line to take a stand, especially when the chips are really down, sadly he is an outlier at least in terms of the makeup of Congress as well as state governments across the nation. The question is, is he a harbinger of things to come or the last vestige of a dying breed? The same can of course be asked of President Trump.

The corruption of our government, which is of course downstream of society in general, is so thorough and has been going on for so long that the brazenness and even eagerness to openly steal a national election was perhaps inevitable. Same with the nearly three-year attempt to overthrow the 2016 election results, which when it fizzled drove Enemy to use the pretext of a supposed health crisis (or consort with Communist China to bring the virus here in the first place as a stage-setter) to destroy the already flimsy firewalls that protect electoral integrity. And even then, when that failed, the halting of the count and the trucking in of the pallets of ballots.

As for the actions of Vice President Pence come next Wednesday, Legal Insurrection's William Jacobson, has a nice bucket of ice water:

A claim has circulated widely in the past few days that Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, has the power and discretion to reject certifications. If Pence had such power and chose to exercise it, it would be over, but he doesn't.

Here is the relevant language of Article II, Section I (after the 12th Amendment)(emphasis added):

The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted...

...I've gone farther down this rabbit hole than I should have, particularly on New Year's Eve. If you want "to fight" on January 6 for political reasons, I get it, I'm as frustrated as you are (maybe more so).

It's just bothered me that really bad legal takes -- and these are not the first -- have mislead well-meaning and justifiably-concerned people to think the outcome on January 6 is going to be different.

Jacobson goes into quite a bit of detail on prior cases involving the 12th amendment. He's also no slouch when it comes to constitutional law either. He also goes on to mention Go-Go Gohmert's suit against Pence stating that the VP has countersued stating he's not the proper party and that relief must come from Congress.

I don't mean to be a downer but the situation is what it is. It's kind of a miracle that Obama and company, who did incredible damage to this nation politically, economically and socially, still failed to deliver the fatal blow and in many ways set the stage for President Trump. Actually, Obama was helped quite a bit by Clinton and both Bushes and to be fair, Nixon and Ford, but I digress. In any case, when the Enemy controlled both houses of Congress and the Oval Office, they could have easily given amnesty to the tens of millions of illegal aliens already in country - which Dubya almost succeeded in doing in his last year in office, the bastard - and it would've been lights out America right there, as Texas and perhaps Florida would've gone blue. Those who are pulling the strings of Joe+Blow are not going to make that mistake again. And even if they did, does anyone really think that any election from now on is not going to either be pre-rigged or stolen after the fact?

I have no idea what is going to happen next Wednesday, nor 20 days from now. All I can say is we cannot know the future with any degree of certainty. To be sure, the Enemy holds the high ground and perhaps all of the cards. But they are not infallible. And we are still going to be here. In the millions. Let's hope the common emotion is anger and not resignation.

Happy New Year.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

ALSO: The Morning Report is cross-posted at if you want to continue the conversation all day.

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