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April 20, 2022

The Morning Report - 4/20/22


Good morning, kids. Wednesday and Salena Zito has been covering the political scene in Pennsylvania and other rural and suburban locales for quite a number of years now, so I think she more than most has her finger on the pulse of the base. Her latest piece, though, which focuses on what's happening in Macomb County, Michigan in the run-up to this November and 2024, really irked me.

. . . Macomb County, one of the state’s largest and a bastion of blue-collar Republicanism, had 288 credentialed delegates meeting, each representing his or her home precinct. This county, which supported former President Donald Trump twice, could be described as one of the most “America First” large counties in the nation. Trump was even there for a rally last week. It is arguably a bellwether as to the current state of the party and its new conservative-populist coalition going forward. 

When Macomb Township Republican Jamie Roe walked into the event at the Shelby Gardens convention space, he said the place was well on its way to being packed and that the mood was “spirited.” 

County conventions choose the county executive committee, which in turn elects officers, including the county chair. After the 2020 election, the executive committee members and officers became solely focused on re-litigating the 2020 election. If you disagreed with them or doubted the utility of the exercise, you would quickly be called a RINO. Frustrations grew among Macomb conservatives, who generally did not think the election was stolen and were tired of hearing about it. They wanted to focus on winning in 2022 at the state, local and congressional levels while the chances seem good. 

“Last night, everyone who was focused on winning the election in 2022 had been pushed over the edge,” said Roe. “Fed-up activists and elected officials joined together to remove the Executive Committee and officers from office and replace them with a new group focused solely on winning in 2022 and not on the past.” The event, which was raucous, also unified people who have been political adversaries for years but understood that the current path of the county party would lead to disunity and defeat. . . .

. . . Macomb’s new county leadership is not by any means anti-Trump—it is just unwilling to be stuck obsessing over a lost election. 

“We have all the opportunity in the world to win a lot of races and to govern according to our conservative populist values, but you cannot accomplish anything if all you talk about is what happened in 2020 and try to re-litigate it,” said Roe. “The people who lost always presented themselves as the ‘most pro-Trump’ and are the same as those who sit in the front of church and try to make certain that everyone sees them,” said Roe. But Roe said they also have no experience in winning elections. 

“Their life is nothing but virtue-signaling how much more MAGA they are than you,” he said. “It’s old and everyone has had enough. . ."

. . . In 2020, Joe Biden carried Michigan by more than 150,000 votes. Last week, at his Michigan rally, the former president began the rally by saying, “The presidential election was rigged and stolen, and because of that, our country is being destroyed.” 

Grassroots activists have a way of showing us what is happening within a party long before the first ballots are cast. What happened in Macomb is evidence that the party is ready to move on—not necessarily beyond Trump, but certainly beyond 2020."

First of all, it makes no difference whether you are supporting Trump in '24, DeSantis or some other as yet unknown dark horse non-RINO (please God, any of those). The fact remains that what Trump stated in the pull quote is correct. The greatest crime in American history, which resulted in the death of the republic as founded, cannot be swept under the rug. For this Jamie Roe and others like him to insist we "not re-litigate the past" is both clueless and dangerous. First, it's clueless because the only reason Joe Biden "carried" Michigan by more than 150,000 votes was because of the in-your-face shenanigans in Wayne County and other Democrat-controlled districts that dumped ballots that stole the presidency and quite probably a Senate seat from John James. We may be keyed up and fired up for this November and beyond, but that in no way means that the Dems will be sitting on their two left hands.

Second, and more importantly, it's dangerous because to insist we move on from 2020 is to both further the big lie that that election was totally above board and that Joe Biden was legitimately elected. Worse, it signals the Democrats that not only what they did was okay, but that it's acceptable by our side that American elections can be corrupted to banana republic levels, or worse.

I'm sorry but. . . THAT. CANNOT. BE. ALLOWED. TO. STAND.

Yes, I get it. We are facing existential threats to ourselves, our children and our future both at home and abroad. But do I have to remind this Roe schmuck that the skyrocketing prices, gasoline and food shortages that are just over the horizon, civil unrest, a migrant invasion in the millions, political censorship and persecution and a potential nuclear war in Europe with Russia, Chinese expansionism and all the rest of it is because the 2020 election was stolen?

To the Deep State, the Democrat Party and their flunkies in the GOP-e - all of whom are in service to a globalist vision that sees America prostrate and/or destroyed - nothing is going to stand in their way, certainly not elections. Especially now that they know that they can get away with stealing them. More hateful than that is wearing the moldering skin-suit of truth and justice while sliming anyone who calls them out on it as a traitor or insurrectionist. Roe and others who say move on only embolden and legitimize them.

In practical political terms vis a vis the issues affecting us in the here and now, yes we can absolutely kick the living shit out of the Democrats on the mind, body and soul rape of our children with this transexual psychosis, and we should. Ditto on Jive Kampf crackpot racialism, the war on our energy independence and concomitant building of a mass grave to the 12th century via the Green New Death, and on and on and on.

But I am never going to forget and certainly never going to forgive the Democrats and far too many in the GOP who stabbed us in the heart in 2020 and then again on January 6th, where there are scores of innocent citizens still being held in the Garland Archipelago awaiting their turn in a kangaroo court. Whether this Jamie Roe and others like him realize it or not, that situation is on the ballot this November and in 2024. And it's an existential issue from whence everything else we are suffering flows. To wit, what sort of a society and government are we going to have or, worse, tolerate?

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.

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