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April 22, 2024

The Morning Report — 4/22/24


Good erev Pesach morning, kids. Passover eve, for those not of the Tribe. What an ironically appropriate holiday for all of us, all things considered. But, it's also Earth Day! So happy Earth day, or more accurately happy Brutally-murder-and-compost-your-girlfriend-then-flee-to-France-for-23-years Day!

Speaking of compost, I give you a batch of it to start off the week, either with a laugh or as an emetic:

Although Joe Biden is a lifelong Democrat, his political career was long defined by bipartisan compromises and reaching out to the Republican Party with legislative compromises, budget battle solutions, foreign policy consensus, and, notably, personal friendships.

Now it’s time for him to make U.S. history by announcing, prior to the Democratic Party nominating convention, that he will name a bipartisan Cabinet and policy advisers and work with congressional Republican conservative leaders as well as progressive Democrats to find common ground on the issues Americans care about most, starting with border security, inflation, criminal justice, climate change, and support for democracy and the rule of law.

Beyond these problems that Americans want addressed with across-the-aisle cooperation, the issue of partisanship itself is one of voters’ biggest concerns. They tell this to pollsters constantly. Polarization and extremism ranked third across a list of 20 issues asked about in a poll taken in May-June 2023 – just after border security and inflation.

I can see you all alternately trying to laugh through your vomitus, hurtling out of your gullets like a firehose. But wait, there's more:

As many of these conservative anti-Trump Republicans and independents tell me in my travels, despite their serious concerns about Trump’s anti-democratic views and support for Valdmir Putin and other autocrats, they won’t vote for Biden’s reelection because they consider him to ideologically “liberal” and, worse, too “partisan.”

This is not the Joe Biden I have known since he was first elected as a moderate Democrat from the then-Republican-leaning state of Delaware. This is someone who during six terms in the Senate was popular among his GOP colleagues who appreciated his knack for finding the sweet spot between left and right for legislative compromises; he’s a man who ran as a moderate in the Democratic presidential field as recently as 2020.

So, there is an opportunity here for Biden to win over these Biden-skeptical anti-Trump voters. One way to do it would be to hit a dramatic re-set button for his campaign – to make history (and good government) by committing to a bipartisan presidency in his second term if reelected. . .

. . . There are many credible Republican leaders with strong anti-Trump views who are obvious candidates, if they are willing, to serve in an historic bipartisan Cabinet and second term Biden administration. The list includes Sen. Mitt Romney, former Rep. Liz Cheney, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former GOP governors Asa Hutchinson and Chris Christie along with former Rep. Adam Kinzinger, and other GOP congressional leaders who opposed Trump’s election denialism. They recognize the reality of Trump’s complicity in an attempted insurrection to stop the counting of votes in 2021, and are repulsed by Trump’s pro-Putin and pro-autocratic foreign policy. . .

. . . Biden is fortunate to be able to call upon former presidents and top leaders of prior Democratic and Republican administrations to serve on a newly created official Presidential Senior Advisory Council. The first co-chairs could be ex-presidents (and personal friends) Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, with Barack Obama waiting in the wings. On foreign policy, Biden could tap the expertise of luminaries ranging from former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice, John Kerry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton could do double duty on a committee of former first ladies, with Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. A domestic policy bipartisan counterpart could be co-chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and could include former House Republican Speaker (and now anti-Trump conservative) Paul Ryan and former Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Perhaps even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be part of the bipartisan team, too. Beyond her articulate expression of progressive views, AOC has been a constructive force in Congress for pragmatic compromise.

And the purveyor of this multi-trillion dollar ton of absolute horseshit is . . . Lanny Davis. Yup, the very same Lanny Davis who went to Yale Law School with Hilary Clinton and later served in the Clinton crime family during their stint at the White House as consigliere, er, special counsel (same thing) defending his sagging rapist ass from multiple scandals. After that, he's represented a virtual rogue's gallery of other scum and tyrants, with the cherry on the parfait now of being the mouthpiece for Michael Cohen. Perfect.

There are a couple of things to note with this inane waste of pixels that are nevertheless quite instructive. At first glance, Davis appears to be under the same delusion/illusion that the American citizenry as a whole, while divided on a few issues are nevertheless united in a common culture that seeks at a minimum tolerance if not accommodation. Given who he cites as "conservative," or that each side of the divide share a common enemy, Donald Trump and everyone who supports him, the entire gravamen of this discourse is a patently obvious lie.

Every individual he cites as a veritable "Lincoln's cabinet of rivals" all share the same goal: the fundamental transformation of America as founded from a nation where a limited government serves the will of the individual citizen by respecting his inalienable rights to that of a government that lords over an enslaved mass populace.

Why write this insulting, tedious, irksome piffle? FEAR. Davis et al have a very deep, nagging fear that no matter what they do to rig the 2024 election in every state they can, and that no matter what happens in the debasement of American jurisprudence that are these kangaroo court persecutions against Donald Trump, that at the end of the day he and we shall overcome them.

His notion that common ground exists in this country would be laughable were it not for the fact that not only are their political prisoners still having their lives ruined and rotting in jail as a result of the staged fake Democrat/DOJ/Deep State "insurrection" of 1/6/21, that a massive anarcho-terrorist crime wave is sweeping the nation as a result of Leftist anti-cop pro-criminal policies, and made even worse by an 8-million-strong invasion of illegal aliens that includes hardened criminals and even terrorists, and that Jews and Christians are being targeted and attacked on campuses as well as in churches and synagogues as a result of Islam and godless heathen secularism, the tip of the spear being the transexual mass-psychosis inflicted on us.

And all of the aforementioned inflicted on us by his anti-American party, political movement and the RINO scum who profit off of it.

On the latest podcast with friend and friend of the blog Jim Lakely of the Heartland Institute, I asserted that America today is probably more divided than it was at the time of the Civil War. Regardless of the issues of slavery and states rights as well as other factors such as economics, at least there was some common ground and heritage that was shared by both North and South, regardless of the aforementioned issues.

In point of fact, I believe we are now no longer one people. We are two very different nations occupying the same territory. The Left hate us, everything we stand for, and America itself. There is no common ground, and like Israel, there can be no two-state solution vis a vis some sort of national divorce, even if it could be engineered. Our very existence is anathema to their own. It would negate everything they stand for, insane as it is.

It's us or them:

Any political prediction for the remainder of 2024 must, to be taken seriously, account for one overbearing fact:  neither side can afford to lose.  For one side or the other, it will be game over.  Political power will thereafter be denied forever to the defeated party. . .

. . . There are other factors that will spell the end of constitutional democracy, the end of the rule of law, and the bastardization of our culture but government-funded lawbreaking will be sufficient to do its intended job. . .

. . . The only reason Clinton lost in 2016 was because the Left lied, cheated, stole, but not enough.  In 2020, the limits came undone, and the left pulled off the greatest fraud in history.

They fully expect to do it again, but on an even grander scale. 

Only this time, even fraud will not be enough.  If the leftist candidate officially “wins” in a historic landslide, nobody will believe it.  The ordinary American, shocked into inaction since the January 6 incident, is in no mood to hand over his country to yet another blatant, obvious theft. State legislators are on notice.  In order to certify their electors, there must be no reasonable doubt that the vote was conducted within the requirements of the law.  The legislators now know, as many of them did not in 2020, that no one can require them to certify an elector until they have performed their due diligence.  That power is theirs alone, not the secretaries of state.

But the Left is also aware of this.  Their game plan will factor that in.  Some Democrats in Congress have already stated, in advance, that they will refuse to count electoral votes which would cause their party to lose the presidency.  They can’t surrender.  A leftist defeat will be utterly unacceptable to them. 

How, then, will the deadlock be broken?

Quite a good essay but the fact is that even elections, that is even elections wherein a now massive margin of institutional fraud can be overcome will still leave in place an entirely corrupt government, bureaucracy and courts that will not allow anyone, even a Donald Trump on steroids, to denude them of even the tiniest scintilla of their illegitimate power.

It is a sad state of affairs that owing to 100 years of the overturning of the Constitution because of the will-to-power of several generations of our so-called elites, as well as the societal dissolution that has erased morality and ethics of not only the aforementioned but at far too many of our now-erstwhile fellow citizens, we must now fundamentally re-transform America. Either back to the way it was or to some other state wherein those who destroyed it in the first place are never ever in a position to do it again.

As Allen Ludden might say, the password is Revolution.

The discussion during the podcast and Heartland's latest poll are, no pun, disheartening in the extreme. Recall that their earlier poll showed an alarming percentage of respondents admitting to cheating in 2020, which led to the conclusion that 2020 was indeed severely compromised if not for sure stolen. This latest poll is even more alarming in that a majority of respondents when asked are willing to cheat and break the law again if it means ensuring their candidate wins.

Yes, the other side are fully amoral and corrupt, but because they are true believers who see us as an existential evil, "by any means necessary" is in their view perfectly justified if not demanded. And what of us? If the whole damned shit house is corrupt, then where is the sin in doing exactly what they do to prevent them from stealing the election?

Look how far we have sunk when contemplating guerrilla tactics in our own country, such as it was, is not beyond the pale.


  • David Solway: "The American political model, as envisioned by the founding fathers, provides the clue to what constitutes not only a viable nation but a good marriage as well: a presidential husband supported by the power of a Congressional wife."
    The Paradox of the Good Marriage
  • "The enormously destructive influence of leftist billionaires on our civic life goes largely unnoticed."
    Arabella Advisors: the Dark Money Incubator for Leftist Billionaires
  • Roger Kimball: "We remember the past. Are we still condemned to repeat it?"
    Socialism’s Survival: The Endurance of an Ideological Paradox
  • The ordeal of the J6ers began when the Department of Justice adopted Lavrentiy Beria’s Law: Show me the man, and I will show you the crime. Rather than arresting those who may have committed a crime, Biden’s FBI obtained “geo-fence” warrants. These warrants compelled Google, AT&T, Verizon and other cell service providers to identify everyone near the Capitol on January 6 via cell phone tracking.
    What About America's Political Prisoners?
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "In the American Left’s vision of contemporary war, the West brings too many advantages in science, technology, and wealth."
    War By Affirmative Action?

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