Saturday, November 7, 2020

A Biden Presidency: Coffee Break’s Over, Back on Your Heads - Robert Spencer


​ by Robert Spencer

[T]he game is not over. It is never over. The fight for freedom continues. The forces that President Trump awakened and inspired have not gone away, and will not go quietly into Mr. Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation camps.


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The possibility that the Democrats could get away with this grand theft and install Joe Biden’s handlers in the Oval Office reminds me of an old joke: a man dies and goes to hell. Satan greets him at the gates and says, “You know, we get such bad media coverage. Hell really isn’t as bad as you’ve probably heard. In fact, you get to choose the eternal torment you prefer.” The miscreant was taken aback, and said, “All right, show me what you’ve got.” Satan showed him a room in which people were being tortured in fire, and another where they were encased in ice, and a third where they were sitting at tables drinking coffee and chatting pleasantly, although knee-deep in excrement. “This room doesn’t seem as bad as the others,” the man tells Satan. “I’ll take this room.” But as soon as the man enters, sits down, and orders his coffee, he hears: “Coffee break’s over. Back on your heads.” That’s Joe Biden’s presidency in a nutshell.

After a four-year coffee break, the Biden victory would mean that it’s time to get back on our heads. It would signal a return to the failed policies of the past: high taxes, crushing regulations, and the managed decline of the American economy as American jobs and industries are steadily outsourced to Joe’s pals in China and to other countries where workers are willing or forced to work more cheaply. It would mean a return to open-borders internationalism, with the repeal on the new administration’s first day (if old Joe and/or Kamala keep their promises) of what they call Trump’s “Muslim ban,” that is, his prohibition of entry from thirteen countries, Muslim and non-Muslim, that cannot or will not provide adequate information about those wishing to enter. So who will be coming in? Who knows? And who cares, as long as their names can be entered on a ballot if our new masters deign to go through the charade of allowing us to vote again?

President Biden would also return the U.S. to the self-defeating accords that impinge upon American sovereignty and weaken our nation in the face of international foes and competitors, such as the Paris Climate Accord. His victory would herald the restoration of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, which emboldened and empowered the Islamic Republic of Iran to develop nuclear weapons at home and engage in jihad adventurism abroad.

Biden’s victory would, of course, also be a victory for The Squad and their Green New Deal, which the candidate repudiated while advertising on his website; it would be a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups that Biden repeatedly signaled he would empower. It would be a victory for the Antifa and Black Lives Matter goons who have made Portland unlivable and rioted in other cities as well against an imagined “systemic racism,” but more precisely against a President who was not a Marxist or Marxist enabler.

Also rejoicing at Biden/Harris/Rice/Rhodes in the White House would be Palestinian jihadis, as the Biden camp has pledged to restore the aid to the Palestinian Authority that President Trump stopped because of Palestinian leaders’ manifest lack of interest in sincerely working toward peace with Israel. Money is fungible: “humanitarian aid” for the Palestinians would mean more money freed up for rockets to lob into Israel: your taxpayer dollars will finance the Palestinian jihad.

The First and Second Amendments will be dead letters after Biden packs the Supreme Court so as to ensure that his destruction of the freedom of speech and right to bear arms will not be contested.

A Biden victory would also be a victory for political corruption, as the massive evidence that Joe and Hunter Biden sold access to the U.S. government to foreign powers will not be investigated, and will likely resume. And the nationwide evidence that fraud propelled their man into the White House? Don’t count on the Democrats to look into it; it’s a slim enough possibility that the Republicans will.

Biden’s victory would mean, in short, the victory of the globalist elites who control the social media giants, the establishment media, the educational system, the entertainment industry, and pretty much everything else. After a severe challenge from Trump and his America-First supporters, the elites will have reasserted their hegemony, and they would resume total control while being in no mood to bind up the nation’s wounds, with malice toward none and charity for all. Remember that on October 17, Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary Robert B. “Third” Reich tweeted: “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission to shame and vilify Trump’s supporters! And what will this Commission decide to do with them, Mr. Reich? Reeducation camps? Worse? Reich may be a doctrinaire authoritarian fanatic, but there has been no chorus of condemnation from Democrat leaders for his ugly little threat, either.

That Joe Biden could very soon be President-elect of the United States today, with the far more radical Kamala Harris ready in the wings when dotty old Joe is 25th-Amendmented off the national stage, is an indication that the massive forces arrayed against President Trump were just too powerful for American patriots to defeat. The coffee break is over.

This time. But the game is not over. It is never over. The fight for freedom continues. The forces that President Trump awakened and inspired have not gone away, and will not go quietly into Mr. Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation camps.

A Biden presidency could mean that freedom will go into eclipse in America. But it burns too brightly in the hearts of too many Americans for its light to be extinguished completely. The elites would be sipping champagne on January 20, but they’d be in for a tough time to come.


Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 21 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.


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Trump Unveils Dems' Efforts at an Election Steal - Joseph Klein

​ by Joseph Klein

Vote counting continues as the president goes to court.


The 2020 election saga continues to unfold. Joe Biden has been closing in on the 270 electoral votes he needs to become the 46th president of the United States. But as Yogi Berra once famously said, "It ain't over till it's over.” Actual vote counting is continuing in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada. However, the next act of the 2020 election drama is just beginning, with lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign challenging the legal validity of the voting and counting procedures used in various states. Meanwhile leftists who don’t want to wait for the election drama’s denouement have already started rioting, demanding that “every vote be counted.” Those who believe in the rule of law are demanding – peacefully – that every lawful vote be counted, in accordance with statutes passed by the state legislatures and with the Constitution.

Joe Biden appeared before reporters on Thursday afternoon to urge Americans to remain calm while the vote counting continues. He declared, however, that he and Kamala Harris have "no doubt" that, after votes are counted, they "will be declared the winners."

President Trump subsequently addressed the media from the White House briefing room. He showed no signs of backing down in his claims that he is the legitimate winner of the election. The president said he will fight in the courts against what he called a stolen election. He also blamed false “suppression polls” for attempting to discourage his own supporters from bothering to vote. "They thought there was going to be a big blue wave. That was false. It was done for suppression reasons but instead, there was a big red wave."

“If you count the legal votes I easily win,” the president said. “If you count the illegal votes they can try to steal the election from us.” Alleging fraud and attempts to “rig” the election, the president pointed to efforts in Pennsylvania and Michigan to keep Trump campaign poll watchers from observing closely the counting of votes.

Trump said that his voting numbers have been “whittled away in secret.” As he was speaking, his vote margin over Biden dropped significantly in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. The president repeated his frequent complaints regarding mail-in ballots, which he said are “so one-sided.”  He vowed that there will be “a tremendous amount of litigation,” adding that “This is a case where they are trying to steal an election.”

Some media outlets including Fox News have called Arizona with its 11 electoral votes for Joe Biden. That would put Biden within 6 electoral votes of securing the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Nevada, where Biden is ahead in the popular vote, just happens to have the 6 electoral votes that would put Biden over the top. But this assumes that Biden turns out to be the definitive winner in Arizona, which the Trump campaign strongly believes will not be the case.

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, where the vote count is continuing, President Trump is leading by a rapidly diminishing margin of about 64,000 votes as of the writing of this article. In Georgia, Trump has a razor thin lead, with mail-in votes still to be counted in counties where Biden has the edge. If Biden ends up winning Georgia, it won’t matter what happens in Arizona or Pennsylvania so long as Biden takes Nevada. All in all, Biden has significantly more pathways to reach the goal of 270 electoral votes than Trump does.

Despite all these crosscurrents, here is what we do know so far:

  •              ---     Intense voter interest in the 2020 election amongst a very divided electorate resulted in the highest number of ballots cast in a U.S. presidential election in history, no doubt reflecting in part the substantial increase of mail-in ballots cast this year. This election also saw the highest voter turnout rate among eligible citizens in more than a century.
  •               ---    The oft-proclaimed “blue wave” never materialized. There was no Biden landslide. Assuming Biden wins, it will be by the skin of his teeth, particularly in the major battleground states. The voters did not repudiate en masse the Trump agenda or Republican policy priorities. The Republicans are expected to maintain control of the Senate, although a final determination will have to wait for what appears to be two run-offs for both Senate seats in Georgia that will have to be held next January. The House will remain in Democrat hands. However, contrary to predictions, Democrats are projected to lose at least five House seats.
  •              ---    Most pollsters got the presidential results in key battleground states grievously wrong. Take Florida, for example, where President Trump won by 3.4 percent. The final RealClearPolitics average of Florida polls had shown Biden with a .9 percent advantage. In Wisconsin, the final RealClearPolitics average of polls showed Biden with a 6.7 percent advantage. An ABC News/Washington Post Poll released on October 28th gave Biden a whopping 17 percent advantage. Biden ended up winning Wisconsin by only .6 percent. The race turned out to be so close that the Trump campaign will be entitled to a recount if it requests one. Most pollsters also badly underestimated President Trump’s overall electoral strength across the country. The 2020 polling error, according to G. Elliott Morris, a political data journalist for the Economist, “matches the pattern of the 2016 error really well, so there really does seem to be something wrong here. It’s not just two random polling errors.”
  •              ---   Democrats wasted millions of dollars trying to unseat incumbent Republican Senators, such as South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, Maine’s Susan Collins, and Texas’s John Cornyn.
  •               ---    Black and Hispanic support for President Trump increased from 2016. According to preliminary estimates from exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, Trump’s overall share of the black vote in 2020 increased to 12 percent, as compared to 8 percent in 2016. His share of the Latino vote was 32 percent in 2020, an increase of 4 percent from 2016. As Daniel Greenfield wrote for this publication, “After four years of being accused of every form of bigotry on earth (and some that have yet to be discovered), Republicans brought home the largest share of non-white voters since 1960. The last time Republicans had numbers like these, Democrats were the segregationist party.”

In the typical patronizing fashion displayed by leftists who expect blacks to vote monolithically, New York Times columnist Charles Blow tweeted, “This is so personally devastating to me: the black male vote for Trump INCREASED from 13% in 2016 to 18% this year. The black female vote for Trump doubled from 4% in 2016 to 8% this year.” He added insult to injury when he complained about the increase in votes for Trump among Latino and Asian voters this time around. “Also, the percentage of Latinos and Asians voting for Trump INCREASED from 2016, according to exit polls. Yet more evidence that we can’t depend on the ‘browning of America’ to dismantle white supremacy and erase anti-blackness,” Blow tweeted.

  •                ---  The stock market has been surging since Election Day. Market experts have explained that investors are anticipating a divided government, with Biden in the White House and the Senate still controlled by the Republicans. Investors are assuming that in such a scenario the corporate income tax cuts enacted in 2017 would not be repealed, nor capital gains taxes increased, to fund the progressives’ radical policy agenda.

We also know that there will be plenty of work for lawyers to do as the presidential contest shifts to the courts. The Trump campaign has already filed or is planning to file lawsuits challenging vote counting procedures in several battleground states, including Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Of all these challenges, federal litigation in Pennsylvania could prove to be pivotal if the state’s 20 electoral votes are still needed by both candidates to reach 270.

There are two Pennsylvania cases making their way through the courts, only one of which is consequential. A case brought in state court has to do with the Trump campaign representatives’ request for closer observation of the vote counting process. A similar lawsuit was brought in Michigan. While the Trump campaign is arguing the potential for mischief in the counting process which it would like to see stopped until its observers are afforded more reasonable access, this tack is unlikely to succeed in affecting the final outcome. The more significant legal challenge in Pennsylvania involves a lawsuit originally brought by Pennsylvania Republicans in federal court. The lawsuit claims that mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day but arriving after Election Day cannot be legally counted under Pennsylvania law because the Pennsylvania legislature has required all ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The case stems from the decision of the highly partisan Pennsylvania Supreme Court to disregard the firm Election Day deadline set by the Pennsylvania legislature and grant the three-day extension because of alleged Post Office delays. The Trump campaign has now petitioned for the right to intervene in this case.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the Pennsylvania Republicans’ original motion on an expedited basis before the election. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who had just joined the Court, did not take part in this decision. Justice Barrett did not think she was prepared at that point to weigh in. But with the election now over and the potential for the late ballots to make a crucial difference in the outcome if they are counted, the U.S. Supreme Court may decide to hear the motion on the merits after all. Justice Samuel Alito noted that “the Court’s denial of the motion to expedite is not a denial of a request for this Court to order that ballots received after election day be segregated so that if the State Supreme Court’s decision is ultimately overturned, a targeted remedy will be available.”

If, as expected, the major media outlets decide sometime during the next several days to call the presidential election for Joe Biden, the fight will still not be over. President Trump has no intention of bowing out until he has had his full day in court. Stay tuned as the 2020 election drama continues.


Joseph Klein 


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American Coup Victims Will Not Go Quietly - Marc Sheppard


​ by Marc Sheppard

When we on the right observed one “irregularity” after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency.  What we got were evasions and coverups. 

This was a Coup.  It lacked, at least for the moment, the spilled blood often associated with a classic coup d’etat but make no mistake about it – this was a coup. 

A record number of Americans fought an unusual number of hardships to make certain their voices were heard in the selection of our next president.  And, given the stark difference in the candidates’ visions for America’s future and the growing national divide, that choice was surely not made lightly.

So, when we on the right observed one “irregularity” after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency.  What we got were evasions and coverups. 

Keep in mind that we have endured over the past 4 years a seeming century’s worth of dishonesty, hoaxes, threats, wild conspiracy theories and widespread corruption from those on the left.  Indeed, Liberals appear to have made sport of treating Donald Trump and his supporters much like a cat treats a litter-box.  And we got the message: There is no limit to just how low they are willing to sink.

So running up to Election Day, we weren’t overly shocked to hear stories of “replaced” and supposedly destroyed misprinted ballots being accepted at Pittsburgh polling centers, effectively allowing 1 person 2 votes.

We remained calm but curious when Michigan joined other battleground states in halting their counts early Wednesday morning.  We became concerned when we noticed hours later that, while Michigan’s Trump vote stayed exactly the same at 2,202,902, the Biden vote had somehow increased by 138,339.  And, even though that result was statistically impossible, we didn’t really shift into full-blown-pissed-off until we saw a video of what appeared to be illegal ballots being wheeled into a Detroit Vote Count Center in the dead of night that very same morning.

Photo credit: YouTube screengrab


So you can imagine the reaction when news of pollster Nate Silver’s twitter message hit just hours later, announcing: “Two more batches of Pennsylvania votes reported:  23,277 votes in Philadelphia, all for Biden.”  Especially coming from a highly-regarded statistician who knew damned well that the words he typed were impossible, unless of course someone was cheating – big time. 

What was going on here? Did they really believe us such fools? Were they so emboldened as to not care?  Or are they intentionally goading us into action in an attempt to legitimize their lame assertion that it is “Right-Wing White Supremacists,” not the Woke Left-Wing Nutjobs of Antifa and Black Lives Matter responsible for the ongoing violence in our streets?

Hold that thought for just a moment.

And consider first a few more figures that simply don’t fly.  For instance, does anyone really believe that more votes were cast for Sleepy Joe Biden than history-making Dem darling Barack Obama?  Or that plus-40% Red Counties flipped to plus-40% Blue counties in a single cycle?  Or that in key counties, the down-ticket candidates consistently received 20% less votes than Biden?

Isn’t it much more likely that overzealous Dems, having once again grossly underestimated Donald Trump, panicked and, in doing so, brought life to the very scenario the president had warned us of for months?  That the corrupt political machines had indeed illegally (and sloppily) “harvested” the votes they believed necessary to finally defeat the dreaded Orange-man?  

If so, the mind boggles at the implications, and contemplates the breadth of the chicanery.  Were these localized fraudsters or pawns on a much broader diabolical chessboard, perhaps enveloping the entire political battleground?  

Needless to say, this intrigue made perfect tinder for the conflagrations to come, this time over count transparency, or, more accurately, its blatant absence.  Just imagine that while knowing that the nation was watching, the corrupt Philly, Atlanta and Detroit political machines nonetheless acted to stop the nation from watching.  All 3 have either denied GOP count observers’ entry or restricted them to stations too far from the count tables to observe anything. One even appealed a judge’s order to let observers in.  And whatever Detroit is hiding appears to be probative enough to merit papering the windows to shut out any outside onlookers.  What could they be hiding?  They’re supposedly counting ballots, not formulating battleplans.  Supposedly.

True to form, the Pro-Joe Lying Media have run strong interference, claiming there’s “nothing to see here,” even blaming criticism of the 3 heavily Democratic cities on, wait for it – racism.  As though led by the same conductor, they all spout identical Morning Joe Playbook phrases, such as suggesting a “desperate” Trump is “throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.”

But such platitudes simply won’t fly this time.  These corrupt actions by corrupt people who believe they can steal the presidency with impunity will not be swept under the rug by virtue of sheer media sleight-of-hand.  Unlike the complex and faraway felonies recently disclosed in Hunter Biden’s laptop, these crimes against democracy have immediate and discernible individual victims whose disenfranchisement can be neither denied nor tolerated.

But what is to be done?  Sure, Trump could and should contest the results, no matter how long it takes.  After all, the Democrats are still contesting the 2016 election, so to hell with their protestations.

But with potentially hundreds of thousands of tactically targeted fraudulent “mail-in” votes already included in the tally, and most not segregated thereby long past identifiable, what remedy can be offered the 70 million coup victims who know their votes for Trump have been effectively stolen?

What might appease these understandably enraged Trump voters, who felt their very future hopes and dreams dismissed and forcibly ripped from them by people for whom they rightfully have neither trust nor respect?  Members of another tribe who insist the country be changed to something so different; so alien, that they can be perceived as nothing short of the enemy?

My blood boils as I type this, and I’m a reasonably reasonable guy.  But while reasonable minds can disagree as to what constitutes good government, there can be no debate concerning good elections.

My gut tells me that should this coup prove ultimately successful and the “irregularities” be allowed to remain a mystery, this will not end well.  How can it, if half the population believes it was irreconcilably wronged by the other half?

How ironic then that a party so baselessly obsessed with Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to “manipulate” the 2016 election would stupidly employ the tactics of another Russian dictator to manipulate this one.  Not by coercion of voters by propagandists, as Democrats fixated on in 2016, but rather of votes by vote counters.

Once upon a time, former Soviet Premiere Joseph Stalin revealed one of his dirty tricks, admitting that "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do." 

But potential imitators and antagonists alike would do well to remember that by that time, history’s greatest tyrant and most prolific mass-murderer had already managed another despot’s dirty trick.

He had first confiscating the “people’s” guns.  

A history lesson not to be trifled with.


Marc Sheppard is a data analyst, software engineer, and writer.  He's been a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your feedback


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Democrat Voter Fraud in Minnesota - Bruce Hendry


​ by Bruce Hendry

What most people would call voter fraud is actually legal in Minnesota elections.


Frontpagemag Editors' note: In light of this week's blatant voter fraud perpetrated by the Left, we are reposting Bruce Hendry's March 9th article for FrontPage Mag below. This article was Part 4 of a longer essay by Bruce Hendry titled "Democrats, Progressives and Socialists." Links to the other parts can be found below this article.

Voter Fraud in Minnesota, and one can presume elsewhere, is practiced almost entirely by Democrats, who have waged a relentless campaign to block any attempt to block ineligible voters from voting, or eligible voters from voting more than once as “voter suppression.”

It’s actually technically incorrect to say that there is large voter fraud in Minnesota, because what you and I would consider voter fraud is in fact legal in Minnesota. The Democrats euphemistic phrase for voter fraud is “ineligible voting” but the manipulation of the voting system is still fraudulent and so it’s still voter fraud. Most voters of either party are totally unaware of what’s going on.

Voter fraud In Minnesota is practiced almost entirely by Democrats through a two-part process. First, they construct election laws that are designed to tolerate ineligible voting and, second, they don’t enforce even the weak constraints in those statutes. Most voters of either party are totally unaware of what’s going on.

Here is how it works.

Self-certification. In Minnesota, you are supposed to be prohibited from voting if you (1) have a court order stating that you are incompetent to vote, (2) are not a citizen, (3) are a felon on parole or probation, or (4) live outside the precinct.

In all cases, you can still vote in Minnesota by self-certifying to the election judge that you are eligible to vote. Nothing more is needed, just your statement. For instance, if the election judge knows that you are ineligible to vote because he personally knows that you just got out of prison and that you are on parole, you can still vote by self-certifying.  Even if the poll roster has a notation that the state has found you ineligible, you can vote. Just tell the election judge you want a ballot.

Despite no help from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, the Minnesota Voters Alliance painstakingly confirmed that 1,000 felons illegally voted in the 2008 senatorial election that Al Franken, a Democrat,  won by 312 votes.

In March 2018, the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) released its review of Minnesota’s election system and revealed that more than 26,000 individuals whose status was marked “challenged” prior to the election voted in November 2016.

Same day registration. This is where the majority of voter fraud takes place. In Minnesota, 500,000 people typically register to vote on election-day in presidential election years. No verification of their eligibility is done prior to irretrievably counting their ballots. After the election, counties send a postcard to the address that the voter claimed on election-day. Following the 2008 election, the state couldn’t confirm the addresses of 17,000 voters and 31,000 other voters were marked “challenged” because they failed one or more eligibility checks. The ballots of all 48,000 of these questionable voters counted in the election Al Franken won by just 312 votes.

Social Security Number. There is no photo-ID requirement In Minnesota. In fact, if a person claims they do not have a driver’s license or other valid ID, they can register and vote simply by supplying their name, date-of-birth, and the last four digits of a Social Security Number. The Legislative Auditor found that thousands of voters registered in this manner in 2016 and could not subsequently be found in the Social Security Administration database.

Vouching. In Minnesota on election-day, a person can establish residence by having another voter “vouch” for his address. A voter may vouch for as many as eight other persons.

Most states have “provisional” ballots for same day voters and self- certified voters and then check out the legitimacy of the voter before the vote is counted. Minnesota counts all votes as valid, even if it’s later proven that an individual voted illegally. The illegal vote still counts in Minnesota. The Minnesota Secretary of State is in charge of elections, and that office has been in Democratic hands for 30 years. Provisional ballot legislation, which would fix this problem, always gets killed by Democrats in the legislature  or vetoed by a Democratic Governor.

Physical assistance in marking ballots. In Minnesota, any voter who claims a need for assistance because of inability to read English, can obtain help from anyone the voter chooses. Currently, no person may assist more than three people but Democrats are fighting in court right now to eliminate that restriction. 

There are documented cases of exploitation of mentally challenged adults in healthcare facilities who were “assisted.” When caught, the manager of one residential home in Brainerd said that voting gave his residents a feeling of importance and was good for them. The mentally challenged son of a friend of mine was put on a bus and driven to a voting place where, he later said, he voted for George Washington.

Power plays. Over the last three years, Minneapolis and St. Paul have created ordinances that compel landlords to hand out voter registration applications and other materials to new tenants, without any regard to the tenants’ citizenship or legal status. Both cities have declared themselves to be “sanctuaries” for ineligible persons.

The good news here, though, is that the Federal District Court for Minnesota has just ruled in favor of the Minnesota Voters Alliance that both ordinances are unconstitutional because they violate the landlords’ First Amendment speech rights.

Coverup. For the last two years, the Minnesota Voters Alliance has been in a lawsuit against Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon to force him to release public data from the statewide voter registration database. Ramsey County District Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals have both ordered Simon to release the data but he refuses to comply, instead appealing those judgments to the Minnesota Supreme Court which should issue its opinion soon. The data are needed to assess ineligible voting in Minnesota, and the performance of election officials in carrying out their constitutional duty to provide ballots only to eligible individuals.

It is especially pathetic that in light of all the evidence for potential and actual voter fraud in Minnesota, the Secretary of State has done exactly nothing to assess or report on any of it. And why should he, it is working well for him and his party.

Early voting. Democrats use taxpayer money and their authority to regulate to further their own elections. During 2018, the City of Minneapolis spent $1.2 million setting up two early voting stations in Somali neighborhoods that vote almost exclusively Democratic.  One consequence of these taxpayer funded early voting sites was the election of the controversial Ilhan Omar to the U.S House of Representatives. Democrats using taxpayer money, to further their own elections. Early voting is just another way that Democrats abuse the system.

Bottom line - Minnesota voter statistics

5,576,000 is the population estimate for 2017.     

Of these 653,000 are under the legal voting age.

Thus 4,923,000 is the maximum number of eligible voters.

3,260,000 is the total on the current voter list at the Secretary of State.

In addition there 2,150,000 names on the inactive voter list at the Secretary of State.

Consequently 5,410,000 is the total number of voters according to Secretary of State.

If we deduct 4,923,000 which is the maximum number of voters. 

We get 487,000 non-existent Minnesota voters.

This calculation doesn’t count people in prison or on parole who can’t vote, illegal aliens who vote, or court ordered incompetents who can’t legally vote.

These categories are small but important in close elections like the election that elected Al Franken senator by a few hundred votes.

Absentee Ballots There are expected to be nearly one million absentee ballots cast in the 2020 elections.  And, because of an illegal tule created by Steve Simon, Minnesota’s Secretary of State, all of the absentee ballot board members doing the accepting and rejecting of ballot envelopes are hand picked by the appointing authority and not taken from the lists submitted by the major political parties as the law requires. Thus, there is no party balance oversight of the absentee ballot process. 

The Loophole.  Steve Simon The Secretary of State  is sending a letter to challenged voters - voters who voted illegally and may not vote again until the challenge is cleared up - that they can still vote as absentee voters.

It’s not rocket science to have a fair and honest election. 1. Have paper ballots; 2. Have a Democrat and Republican election judge at each polling place. 3. Have provisional ballots. Don’t count the vote if the voter is not legitimate. 4. Have photo I.D.’s. 5. Eliminate early voting.

6. Eliminate vouching, where one person “vouches” for the legitimacy of another without any other identification. 

Democrats block all efforts, to establish these easy fixes to ensure a fair election. What we see here is a situation ripe for abuse and manipulation by Democrats. That is why Democrats win all close elections in Minnesota.

What most people would call voter fraud is actually legal in Minnesota elections. Self certification; abuses of same day registration and vouching are all legal under Minnesota law and explain how Democrats use the legal system to win elections.

In 2016, Trump lost Minnesota to Hillary Clinton by a mere 44,000 votes. It’s my opinion Trump would have won Minnesota had the election been fair. Trump will probably lose Minnesota again in 2020 because of the fraudulent Minnesota voting system.

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Bruce Hendry is a retired businessman who began from humble origins to become a highly successful investor and captain of industry. He embodies the American dream having earned his way to becoming the president and chairman of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Kaiser Steel. He is one of the leaders of the economic revolution that has made America the envy of the world, and also the target of resentful and spiteful leftists who want to destroy it.


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Democrat Anti-Semitism Cost Them Florida and Georgia - Daniel Greenfield


​ by Daniel Greenfield

Democrats expected Jewish voters to help them flip Georgia and Florida. Instead, Jewish voters flipped them off.


Before the election, Brandeis University’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute marked Georgia, along with Florida, as one of the states where the Jewish vote could help decide the election.

Georgia has 103,000 Jewish voters and Democrats had been counting on them to flip the state.

With a Senate election and special election, two Senate seats were up for grabs, and Democrats threw money at former Al Jazeera collaborator Ossoff and activist Warnock.

Jon Ossoff raised $32 million in the Senate election, outspending incumbent Senator Perdue by almost 50%, with much of the money coming from California. Over $50 million was spent on pro-Ossoff ads alone.

In the Senate special election, Democrats raised over $21 million for radical activist Raphael Warnock.

Warnock had signed on to a statement falsely accusing Israel of being an apartheid state, falsely describing Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, as an “occupied” territory oppressed by Israel, and falsely claiming that “Jewish” people engage in “segregation”.

The letter signed by Warnock also ranted that, "Israeli fear... begets hatred" and demanded an end to weapons sales to Israel.

Warnock had defended Jeremiah Wright’s bigotry, but now said he disavowed antisemitism.

Despite Warnock’s hostility toward the Jewish State, he was backed by the Jewish Democratic Council of America over Matt Lieberman, Senator Joseph Lieberman's son.

Soros' Bend the Arc PAC aggressively supported Warnock as their man in Georgia.

“Raphael Warnock knows our Georgia Jewish community,” an ad by the anti-Israel group, founded by a former sex club dancer who had participated in anti-Israel protests, claimed.

The Jewish community of Georgia knew Warnock all right. And it spilled over to Biden.

The Associated Press exit poll showed that 48% of Georgia Jews voted for President Trump and 49% for Joe Biden: a near split. While Trump’s strong record on Israel and fighting antisemitism abroad and at home no doubt helped, it’s hard to dismiss the Warnock factor.

Georgia Democrats had backed a candidate who had ties to a notorious antisemitic figure and who had signed a letter accusing Israel of apartheid and segregation, and Trump took home half the Jewish vote. The situation isn’t likely to get any better as Warnock heads to a runoff.

In the other Senate race, Jon Ossoff tried to accuse his Republican opponent of antisemitism, claiming that an ad had given him a nose job, but Ossoff had collaborated with Al Jazeera, Qatar’s violently antisemitic propaganda network, which backs Hamas, had featured calls for another Holocaust, and which had been sued by former employees for antisemitism.

His mentor, Rep. Hank Johnson, had even compared Jews in Israel to termites.

Ossoff is unsurprisingly anti-Israel and was backed by big spending from J Street: the anti-Israel lobby group. He's also a supporter of the Iran nuclear sellout which funneled billions to the Islamic terror state and signed off on its nuclear program with no inspections on the ground.

Democrats had hoped to use Ossoff, who has Jewish ancestry, to mobilize Jewish voters, but the AP exit poll suggests that Ossoff was as helpful as Warnock.

In New York, Governor Cuomo and local Democrats had decided to use the final months before Election Day to scapegoat Orthodox Jews for their failure to manage the pandemic. These false accusations were bolstered by deeply dishonest media smears and discriminatory enforcement.

What was the response to this systemic antisemitism by the Democrat establishment?

In a number of majority Chassidic Jewish areas in Brooklyn, President Trump won between 80% to 90% of the vote. That’s not a new development. Republican presidential candidates usually walk away with the vast majority of the vote in Orthodox Jewish areas in New York.

In Rockland County, Trump won the majority of the vote even though registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans 2 to 1.

But no Republican can get to the White House through New York even if he’s a famous New Yorker. It’s a very different story in Florida where so many former New Yorkers ended up.

Florida has the largest Jewish population of any swing state and it has one of the largest Jewish communities of any state. And while there are plenty of Jewish conservatives in Florida, the Jewish vote out of Florida tends to favor the usual Democrat hacks. But not this time.

The Associated Press exit poll showed that 43% of Jewish voters had backed President Trump.

A J Street poll had claimed that Jews would go for Biden by 73% over Trump. Like everything the anti-Israel and pro-terrorist group founded by Soros money claims, it wasn't true.

As Jonathan Tobin at JNS notes, "Trump got about at least somewhere in the vicinity of 150,000 Jewish votes. In a competitive state where he wound up winning by only 377,000 votes.”

Before running for office, President Trump had almost as sizable a presence in New York as he did in Florida, and local Jews have stories of him opening up Mar-a-Lago to Jews and making its kitchens Kosher at a time when most private clubs on the island continued to bar Jews.

“No one called Mar-a-Lago a Jewish club, but especially in the early years, that’s what it was,” an otherwise negative Vanity Fair article noted.

And again there’s no question that President Trump’s pro-Israel policies were a game changer.

But the antisemitic incident that dominated local Jewish news in Florida this year didn't happen at a private club in Palm Beach, but in a high school.

William Latson, a high school principal, had responded to an email from a parent asking about Holocaust education by arguing, “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.”

In its own October surprise, the Palm Beach County School Board voted to rehire the Holocaust denying principal and pay him six figures in back pay.

Racial tensions were stirred by the vote because Latson is black and of the four board members that initially voted to rehire him, two, Marcia Andrews and Debra Robinson, were black, and, more significantly, all four, had close connections to Democrat and leftist organizations.

Robinson had been endorsed by SEIU, NOW, the AFL-CIO, and the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance. Marcia Andrews had been backed by SEIU, Barbara McQuinn and Chuck Shaw were backed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance.

Shaw, a former Democrat official, had blamed the scandal on reporters who "took over this entire conversation before the superintendent had an opportunity to even begin to address this.”

After the public outcry, the board voted again, and rescinded the move, perhaps realizing that the last thing Democrats needed right before an election was an antisemitism scandal.

But by then it was too late.

There’s no way to know what impact the scandal had on the Florida Jewish vote, but the spectacle of Democrats signing off on Holocaust denial could hardly have helped.

While the media trumpets national polls that claim that the vast majority of Jews voted for Biden, the AP’s own exit polls in Florida and Georgia raise serious questions about those claims. And the state of the Jewish electorate in swing states is far more significant than national polls.

What happened in Georgia, Florida, and parts of New York shows significant fractures between the Democrat organizations trying to control the Jewish vote and Jewish voters in key areas.

President Trump’s ability to win over around 1 in 2 Jewish voters in Georgia and Florida is a warning that Democrat antisemitism carries a price, and that throwing money at astroturf groups like J Street and Bend the Arc that don’t represent Jews and never will, is not the answer.

If anything it only makes things worse.

Covering up antisemitism with Democrat candidates that have Jewish last names and a hatred for the Jewish state, with radical politicians who attack Jews and then expect astroturf lefty groups to bring in the Jewish vote, isn’t working anymore. Neither is peppering ads with, “Oy”, “Schlepp”, and “Gevalt” in a condescending minstrel show effort to relate to Jews.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida had famously replied, “abortion”, when asked why Jewish voters should cast their votes for Obama.

That’s not going to cut it anymore. Neither are videos by Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen.

Democrats expected Jewish voters to help them flip Georgia and Florida. Instead, Jewish voters flipped them off and voted for President Trump.

If Democrats can’t rein in their antisemitism, next time they may not split the Jewish vote in Florida.

They could lose it outright.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.  


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Muslims: Al-Aqsa Mosque Does Not Belong to Palestinians - Khaled Abu Toameh


​ by Khaled Abu Toameh

"We will visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque because it does not belong to you, it belongs to all Muslims." — Laila Al-Awadhi, Emirati political activist.

  • These Gulf Muslims are also demanding an end to the Palestinian "monopoly" over the Islamic holy site in Jerusalem."

  • "We will visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque because it does not belong to you, it belongs to all Muslims." — Laila Al-Awadhi, Emirati political activist.

  • "How wrong we were when we thought that Israel was preventing Muslims from visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque." — Ali Al-Aslami, Emirati social media user, Twitter, October 19, 2020.

  • The furious response of these Muslims to the Palestinian assault on the Emirati delegation is yet another sign of the deepening crisis between the Palestinians and the Arab world, particularly the Gulf states.... Yet, once again, the Palestinians have opted for hating Israel and any Arab who seeks peace with it over improving their basic living conditions.

As far as the Palestinians are concerned, a Muslim who believes in Israel's right to exist is not entitled to enter the Temple Mount or pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction is spearheading a campaign to prevent Muslims from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain from visiting the Temple Mount. Pictured: Palestinians burn a portrait of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed on August 14, 2020 at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by AFP via Getty Images)

In the past few years, the Palestinians have regularly condemned Jews for visiting the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem. The Palestinians depict the visits by Jews as "incursions" and claim that the visitors "defile" the Al-Aqsa Mosque when they enter the compound.

The Jewish visitors, however, do not set foot inside the mosque; they only tour the outdoor compound under the protection of the Israeli police. It is also worth mentioning that Palestinians often hurl insults at the Jewish visitors and try to physically assault them.

The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism and the place toward which Jews turn during prayer. Among Sunni Muslims, the Temple Mount is considered the third holiest site in Islam.

The Palestinians are now saying that they are opposed not only to Jews visiting the holy site, but also to Muslims who believe in peace with Israel.

As far as the Palestinians are concerned, a Muslim who believes in Israel's right to exist is not entitled to enter the Temple Mount or pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Why? In the world of the Palestinians, a Muslim or Arab who makes peace with Israel is a "traitor" who does not deserve to enter the compound. Although the site is sacred to all Muslims, the Palestinians have somehow convinced themselves that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is their private property and that they have the right to prevent other Muslims from praying there.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction is currently spearheading a campaign to prevent Muslims from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain -- the two gulf states that recently signed peace agreements with Israel -- from visiting the Temple Mount.

The PA mufti in Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, was the first to ban Muslims who believe in normalization with Israel from visiting the site. Hussein announced that Muslims who want to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque are welcome as long as they do not come through Israel.

He added that praying at the mosque is not permitted for Muslims who establish relations with Israel. In addition, he said, Palestinians are prohibited from receiving or dealing with any Muslim who believes in normalization with Israel.

Another senior Palestinian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ekremah Sabri, said that the visits of Muslims who believe in peace with Israel to the holy site "are not less dangerous than the [Jewish] settlers' storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Sabri pointed out that recent visits by UAE Muslims to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem "are a clear result of the crime of normalization" with Israel. He added: "It is shameful for those delegations to come under Israeli protection."

Monir al-Jaghoub, a senior Fatah official, warned that Palestinians would throw an "old shoe in the faces" of Muslims who enter Jerusalem under Israeli protection.

This is one of the few issues that Fatah seems to agree on with its rivals in the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas.

"This condemned visit is a disregard for the feelings of the peoples of our Arab and Islamic nation, and an encouragement for the Zionist occupation to make more and more continuous incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque," Abdel-Latif Al-Qanou, a spokesman for Hamas, told Anadolu Agency. "The entry of a Gulf delegation to the Al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli protection is a stab in the back of our Palestinian people."

Those threats are the reason why Palestinians insulted and expelled an Emirati delegation that visited the Al-Aqsa Mosque on October 19. Were it not for the presence of Israeli policemen and security guards, the visit would have ended in an ugly manner with violence or bloodshed.

The threats and abuse by the Palestinians have drawn sharp criticism from several Muslims, especially those living in the Gulf states. These Muslims, offended and humiliated by the Palestinians' rhetoric and provocations, have retorted by condemning the Palestinian "thugs" who harass and insult Muslim worshippers during their visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

These Gulf Muslims are also demanding an end to the Palestinian "monopoly" over the Islamic holy site in Jerusalem. They are saying in effect: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to all Muslims, and not only the Palestinians." Others have gone as far as calling for "liberating" the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the hands of Palestinian "thugs."

Saudi journalist and author Abdel Rahman Al-Lahim:

"It is very important for the Emiratis and Bahrainis to discuss with Israel ways of liberating the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Palestinian thugs in order to protect visitors from Palestinian thuggery."

Al-Lahim wrote defiantly on Twitter:

"I will continue, with the help of God, to expose Palestinian thugs and confront them to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from these bastards. We will remind the world of their (the Palestinians') terrorist crimes in Jordan and Lebanon."

Commenting on the humiliation of the members of the UAE delegation during their visit to Jerusalem, Saudi writer and media personality Abdullah Al-Bander accused the Palestinians of ingratitude toward Arab countries that supported the Palestinians. The Palestinians, he noted, "insulted and cursed Muslims inside a mosque. The UAE is one of the largest countries, after Saudi Arabia, that supported the Palestinian people in providing aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)."

Saudi political analyst Sattam Al-Harthi denounced the Palestinians' abusive response to the visit of the Emirati delegation. He "expected," he said, "the Palestinians to greet their Arab brothers with flowers and open their homes to them."

Emirati political activist Laila Al-Awadhi asked: "Are these the Palestinian ethics of hospitality? Is it one of the fundamentals of religion to insult the mosque? Are these the morals of the Arabs?" Addressing the Palestinians, she added: "We will visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque because it does not belong to you, it belongs to all Muslims."

Emirati writer Yaqoub Al-Rayss accused Hamas "mercenaries" of being behind the assault on the Muslims who visited the mosque in Jerusalem. "Here you see that the story is not about religion and ethics much as it is a malevolent Muslim Brotherhood ideology," he remarked. (Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.)

Ali Al-Aslami, an Emirati social media user, replied to Al-Rayss: "How wrong we were when we thought that Israel was preventing Muslims from visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Ahmed Nasir, in an article published in the weekly UAE newspaper Al-Ain, accused Qatar, Turkey and the Palestinians of hypocrisy and "trafficking" in the Palestinian issue. Nasir pointed out that the visit of the Emirati delegation to the Al-Aqsa Mosque "came as one of the fruits of the peace treaty signed by the UAE and Israel on September 15, and as an Emirati message to the Palestinians and that the treaty supports their issue."

Qatar and Turkey, Nasir added, "tried to disrupt the visit, distort its objectives and attack it as part of a despicable scheme to thwart and distort the UAE's peace efforts." He pointed out that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a Qatari minister visited the mosque in the past but were not insulted by the Palestinians.

"The traffickers in the Palestinian issue are inciting against the UAE only because it has begun to search for practical solutions that contribute to the spread of security and stability, and the restoration of legitimate Palestinian rights," Nasir argued.

The furious response of these Muslims to the Palestinian assault on the Emirati delegation is yet another sign of the deepening crisis between the Palestinians and the Arab world, particularly the Gulf states. It is obvious that the arrival of tourists to Jerusalem boosts the economy at a time when the city is facing economic hardship due to coronavirus restrictions. Yet, once again, the Palestinians have opted for hating Israel and any Arab who seeks peace with it over improving their basic living conditions.

There is an additional aspect to the angry reaction of these Muslim and Arab writers: some Muslims feel safer visiting a mosque under Israeli protection than without it. Israeli policemen have protected Muslims who were visiting a mosque from being attacked by other Muslims -- for supposedly promoting normalization with Israel. No wonder, then, that Gulf Muslims are now demanding an end to the exclusive control Palestinians that wield over the third-holiest site in Islam.

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Khaled Abu Toameh, an award-winning journalist based in Jerusalem, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at Gatestone Institute.


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The Real Netanyahu (and Trump) Dilemma - Caroline Glick


​ by Caroline Glick

Blatant voting irregularities have occurred!!


On Wednesday, supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside ballot counting centers in Arizona and Michigan to demand a clean and honest vote count. An MSNBC reporter in Arizona filmed the protesters in Maricopa Country where 400,000 ballots were being counted. Standing behind the protesters, the reporter tried to paint the crowd as violent and dangerous even as they kneeled in silent prayer for election integrity.

It was a hard sell, but other reporters quickly got in on the action and videos appeared throughout the day of reporters describing the swelling crowd chanting “Count the Vote” as violent. There may be an innocent explanation for the obvious misinformation. Perhaps the men and women with the mics simply don’t know the meaning of the word “violent.” After all, for the past seven months, they have been describing riots replete with broken windows, burning tires and looted stores as “peaceful protests.”

The urge Trump voters feel to protest the vote count is easy to understand. The widespread fear that the Democrats are working to falsify the US presidential election results grows with each news update about another 369,000 ballots suddenly appearing in Philadelphia or 10,000 votes in Nevada cast by people who don’t live in Nevada.

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump supporters at a ballot counting facility in Detroit were stunned as a poll worker used cardboard boards to block Republican poll watchers from watching the vote count.

Republican fears bubbled over Wednesday morning.

Tuesday night, Trump was leading Biden by comfortable margins in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina. And suddenly, election officials in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Atlanta – Democrat-run cities in states where Trump was leading – announced they were stopping the vote count.

According to a report in The Federalist, based on information published by election officials in Michigan and Wisconsin, while the vote-counting had officially been suspended, strange things were happening.

In the wee hours of the night in Michigan, 138,339 mail-in ballots were counted. Biden won every single one of them. Hours after the stunning, vertical rise in Biden’s numbers was reported, (and after Twitter censored Republicans, including President Trump who demanded an explanation), Michigan election officials claimed the numbers were a “data error.” A glitchy vote-counting software accidentally added a zero – that is, 100,000 votes — to Biden’s tally. The same glitchy software accidentally forgot to enter the votes that Trump won. Oops.

In Wisconsin, Biden got a similar 120,000 vote boost during the night and when Republicans woke up on Wednesday morning, Trump’s 4.7% lead had all but disappeared. Trump got none of the votes.

Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits in Michigan and Wisconsin regarding the apparent irregularities. The campaign also filed suit against Nevada’s Board of Elections for allegedly counting 10,000 votes cast by non-residents. The campaign is exercising its right to order a recount of the ballots in Wisconsin after Biden was declared the winner with a less than one percent margin.

There are also multiplying claims of improprieties in vote-counting in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani came to Philadelphia to file a lawsuit after Republican poll watchers were barred from observing election officials count 120,000 ballots. A court order to permit the Republicans to observe the vote-counting was ignored by election officials and Democrats appealed the ruling.

The Democrats’ response to all of the Trump campaign’s claims is to accuse Trump and his supporters of trying to suppress the vote.

Most of the alleged irregularities have to do with mail-in ballots. This is no surprise. Trump and the Republicans warned from the outset of the Democrats’ mail-in ballot campaign that the purpose of the move was not to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Standing in line to vote is no riskier than standing in line at a grocery store. The goal of mail-in balloting is to tamper with the vote, they said.

AS PRESIDENT TRUMP said in his remarks Thursday evening, it may take time for the legal challenges to work their way through the courts and determine definitively who will be inaugurated on January 20. But we can already see that whoever wins, America’s democratic order is steeped in crisis. The Democrats’ post-election shenanigans are an expression of this crisis.

To be clear, Trump did not cause the crisis. It has two authors: The Democrats and the media.

The Democrats’ fomented the crisis, which places America’s very future as a constitutional democracy on the line when they refused to accept the results of the 2016 election. The media caused it by abandoning journalism in favor of political activism.

Perhaps the most emblematic image of the 2020 elections came in the days leading up to Election Day. Footage surfaced of business owners in big cities throughout the country boarding up their windows to protect their property from the riots they expected to break out once the voting stations closed.

The media’s treatment of the footage exposed their pathology. The business owners expectation of political violence received little coverage. And to the extent the footage was mentioned at all, the mention was as laconic as the weather report: Tomorrow will be partly cloudy, violent riots forecast for downtown beginning at nightfall, and scattered thundershowers are expected around 10 p.m. in the northwest suburbs.

Newspapers and television networks didn’t ask the shop keepers from whom they were protecting their property.

But then, they didn’t need to ask. Everyone knew who the rioters were. Although the media and the Democrats have spent four years insisting that Trump supporters are violent, dangerous racists and Nazis, the merchants in Kenosha and Los Angeles didn’t post Trump election signs in their storefronts to win brownie points from the rioters. They posted signs of support for the looters. And they all hailed from Black Lives Matter, Antifa and allied Democrat voting groups.

Trump’s supporters standing outside vote-counting centers in Philadelphia, Maricopa County and Detroit didn’t plan to protest after the election. Conservative activists only began organizing protests after Biden’s vote tallies magically rose vertically on Wednesday morning.

In notable contrast, Biden’s supporters in Black Lives Matter and allied groups started posting detailed instructions to their supporters about where to gather and where to protest a week before Election Day. And when late Tuesday night, the riots began on schedule in Washington, New York, Portland and Los Angeles, they weren’t kneeling in prayer.

According to the New York Post, a “protester” in Portland was arrested Wednesday carrying hand grenades and a loaded AR-15 assault rifle. “Protesters” in New York were arrested carrying commercial military-grade firecrackers, a taser, knives, and hammers.

Black Lives Matter rioters in Washington reportedly stabbed five Trump supporters close to the White House early Wednesday morning.

Political violence, like ballot harvesting, is a feature of the Democrats’ post-democratic political playbook. And here it is important to remember how things transpired in real-time.

During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, her campaign and the media presented Trump and his supporters as illegitimate political actors. Clinton notoriously referred to them as “deplorables.” When Trump won the race, the Democrats’ delegitimization of Trump and his supporters led them to forego simply opposing Trump’s presidency and his actions and policies in favor of rejecting the legitimacy of both his presidency and of the democratic process that enables “deplorables” to choose a president that the Democrats don’t support. The weren’t leading an opposition. They were waging an insurrection.

In other words, Clinton’s delegitimization of Trump and his voters morphed into a rejection of the rules of American democracy. All Democrat efforts to oust Trump from office and to block his ability to govern since, like the political violence the Democrats have employed with greater intensity in the intervening years, are a function of that move.

The Democrats revealed their new post-democratic character and totalitarian bent on inauguration day. When the millions of Democrats came out to protest the peaceful transfer of power, they called themselves “the Resistance.” They weren’t opposing Trump. They were resisting an illegitimate regime. And to take down the regime – that is, the US government – all means were justified.

The media have been a full partner in the Democrats’ efforts to overturn America’s constitutional order in favor of one that denies their opponents (or “enemies”) the ability to lead the country. In 2008, the US media replaced its traditional pro-Democrat bias with full mobilization when Barack Obama entered the presidential race. The media writ large presented Obama as a man without blemish. His domestic and foreign policies were deemed ingenious, completely successful and kind-hearted and never subjected to serious scrutiny. Obama’s personal and policy failings were airbrushed out of the storyline.

Obama’s opponents were demonized as corrupt and evil foreign agents and avaricious “moneymen.”

Biden has similarly enjoyed entirely positive coverage in the media. Together with Twitter and Facebook, the networks and major newspapers have censored, rather than reported information that could in any way undermine support for Biden.

From the moment Trump rode down the escalator of Trump Towers, he received the exact opposite treatment. If Obama was a messianic figure and Biden a kindly grandpa, Trump was the devil incarnate. The media’s abuse of Trump has known no bounds. The legacy newspapers and television networks competed over who could report more Trump-Russia lies.

Trump’s dizzying array of accomplishments in office, at home and abroad were deliberately ignored or downplayed all day, every day for the past four years.

Media executives, editors, anchors and reporters made clear the moment Trump was elected that their only goal, and the only legitimate goal was to oust him from office.

It’s impossible to know how things will develop in America in the coming weeks. But it is hard to see a rainbow over the horizon. If Trump is declared the winner, the Democrats won’t accept the legitimacy of the verdict. Their use of political violence will undoubtedly rise.

And if Biden is declared the winner, the Democrats will not rest on their laurels. Having already adopted the totalitarian mindset, they will insist their newfound power be used to advance their post-democratic program. Indeed, they already are.

MSNBC commentator Jason Johnson said Wednesday that there must be no peace for Republicans in a Biden presidency.

Johnson warned Biden that he mustn’t even think about magnanimity in victory. He is “at war.”

In Johnson’s words, “You cannot come into this White House with the idea that these people [Trump supporters] aren’t the enemy. They are. They are the enemies of democracy.”

As for Trump’s supporters, after being called “chumps” by Biden, after watching the Democrat-run vote counts and Big Tech’s censorship of President Trump, Trump’s supporters will not trust the integrity of the process that brought Biden to the White House. And it is hard to imagine them taking it silently.

Standing outside the Philadelphia courthouse Wednesday, Giuliani addressed both the media and Trump’s supporters. Looking at the reporters, said, “Do you think we’re stupid? You think we are fools?”

Turning to Trump’s supporters, Giuliani added, “Do you know something? The Democrats do think you’re stupid, they do think you’re fools, and that’s why you get called deplorable chumps. That’s over.”

Originally published in Israel Hayom.


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