I’m not surprising anyone saying that Trump supporters aren’t traditional Republicans. Trump supporters are passionate, multiethnic and happy by nature. Joy Villa fits that description perfectly. Recently, Ms. Villa visited Minnesota for a rally that showed “their support for police, and to urge Gov. Tim Walz to end the emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Ms. Villa said “I just reacted because I hate bullies, I hate people who try to shut other people down just because we disagree.”

In this videotaped interview, Villa is quoted as saying “This is a 75-year-old man from New York. He’s gonna rub people the wrong way. I care about is he getting things done? First Step Act? That helps my black relatives who’ve been locked up. That helps a lot of black people who’ve been locked up. We have a better economy. That helps everybody. I’m like ‘you can hurt my feelings if you run my country right.’

Saying that my life experiences are different than Ms. Villa’s is understatement. The thing that brings Trump supporters together unlike any other group of people in political history is the brotherhood between people of different backgrounds under the umbrella of respecting each other’s differences.

That’s the opposite of the Cancel Culture Democrats. Whether we’re talking Antifa, BLM or other Democrat activists that shout people like Ben Shapiro, Guy Benson or other nontraditional conservatives, you’re talking about Censorship Democrats. You’re talking fascists, really.

If you haven’t noticed, people attending Trump rallies are partying. They’re celebrating. That’s why 96% of the people who attend a Trump rally vote for him. That’s why 98.4% of people who attend a Trump rally and contribute vote for Trump.

Biden’s supporters aren’t passionate about him. Sen. Harris’s supporters aren’t passionate about her. She’s just another check-the-box progressive phony. There are things that people don’t like about President Trump but he gets the important things exactly right. Trump is a natural deal-maker. He’s conservative on most things but he isn’t ideological like a Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh is. That’s fine.

Right now, Trump supporters can’t wait to vote to re-elect him. Biden is essentially dead politically. He doesn’t stand a chance. For Bernie fans, take it easy. He would’ve gotten crushed had he been the nominee. He’s a wimp, not a revolutionary. Witness how he rolled over for Hillary and Biden. Bernie’s hatred for fossil fuels would’ve gotten him crushed on that issue alone. His Medicare-for-all plan isn’t popular, either.

Bill Clinton’s Democrats had fun. They made deals, too. Today’s Democrats are angry sourpusses who think that the word compromise is something to be avoided at all costs. It’s impossible to picture the optimists found across the nation buying into Joe Biden’s angry-old-man schtick. He’s as likable as a rattlesnake. Before he became Obama’s vice president, he was actually likable. These days, he’s a grump.

Salena Zito’s latest column shines a bright spotlight on Minnesota’s statewide races. Ms. Zito is correct when she writes “The race for the Senate is real in Minnesota. Former Rep. Jason Lewis, who lost his suburban House seat in the Democratic wave election cycle of 2018, has returned, this time for a Senate seat in Minnesota, challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Tina Smith.”

First, Tina Smith isn’t a household name in Minnesota, especially compared with Amy Klobuchar, aka St. Amy of Hennepin County. Next, Smith isn’t an ally of the Iron Range:

“You have Elizabeth Warren come here to Minnesota and say, ‘No mining in Minnesota,’ and these voters are like, ‘Are you kidding me? No mining in Minnesota?’ That is the Iron Range. There’s a reason they call it the Iron Range. Now, we’ve got the largest reserves of copper and nickel up there, and they’re saying, ‘Nope, can’t get at them.’ And then [Rep.] Betty McCollum, the uber-liberal St. Paul representative, drops a bill that would effectively ban mining on the range. Does Tina Smith, my opponent, pledge to block it? Nope, nary a peep,” Lewis explained.

“That is the reason these traditionally Democrat constituents are saying, ‘You’re leaving me. You’re telling me that my way of life on the range is a bad thing. It put my kids through school.’ Well, those voters are coming to us in droves,” he said.

There’s a rumor circulating in Minnesota that the Trump data analytics team has identified 250,000 adults in rural Minnesota who should support President Trump that weren’t registered voters at the start of 2020. It isn’t a rumor that the Trump campaign has spent tons of money on voter registration drives and GOTV operations. If those people exist, then that’s a game-changing event. Trump lost Minnesota by 44,000 votes in 2016. If Trump registers 175,000-200,000 of those rural voters, that’ll swamp Biden and Smith. That’s before talking about the potential for doing better than expected in the suburbs and the Cities:

Lewis admitted that he still needs to earn the suburban vote, at least part of it, something he did do in 2016 and did not do in the 2018 Democratic wave. “So, I did win them previous to that cycle, so I’ve got a little bit of an opening in the suburbs. You add to that the fact of the riots, the fact that the hard Left, the Antifa Left, which is trying to make the argument that one injustice ought to be compounded by another injustice, riots and going after cops … has clearly put the suburbs even in more play,” he said.

His wife, Leigh, is a former St. Paul police officer. “We’re very, very optimistic as we go around the suburbs,” Lewis said. “And that’s where I live as well; that will put us over the finish line, and the polls are showing that.”

With the urban unrest in Minneapolis, Republicans have a great opportunity to do better than expected in Hennepin and Ramsey counties and the suburbs. Lewis should do well in places like Dakota and Carver counties, which have fairly significant rural populations. Let’s just say that Tina Smith doesn’t do well beyond the inner ring suburbs. Lewis has President Trump’s enthusiastic endorsement, which helps in rural Minnesota:

It’ll take a perfect storm to fully flip Minnesota. Considering the turbulence that Minnesota’s dealt with this year, I’m certainly won’t rule out that perfect storm.

I’m stunned that Joe Biden, the law & order candidate in this presidential election, hired staffers who then bailed out an accused child abuser. How can someone who has consistently insisted on being tough on criminals go so soft on an alleged child abuser? Sorry for the sarcasm to open this article. This article is meant to highlight the fact that Democrats have failed at multiple levels to protect the residents of Minneapolis.

Tim Walz, the DFL governor of Minnesota, flinched when Jacob Frey, the DFL mayor of Minneapolis, requested National Guard troops when the riots first broke out. Gov. Walz didn’t send the troops, then accused Frey of choking. Then there’s the Minneapolis City Council, the all-DFL city council whose brilliant idea was to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department without having a plan on what to replace the MPD and without talking the people living in Minneapolis. But I digress.

Timothy Wayne Columbus, a 36-year-old-man, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly penetrating a girl in 2015 when she was about 8 years old. A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 25. But he was later bailed out of jail and according to a court document, filed to have his bail money returned to Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), the organization Harris and many Biden staffers asked their followers to donate to during the rioting in Minneapolis earlier this year.

The story was first reported by Alpha News MN and The Daily Caller. “If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,” Harris tweeted on June 1.

This is disturbing news:

Then there’s this:

The allegations against Columbus are macabre. The arrest warrant in the case states that the girl Columbus allegedly assaulted lived with her grandmother, who regularly spent time with her friend “Tim,” while the girl was seven and eight years old. When the girl was about eight, the victim told police, “‘Tim’ laid her on her couch and held her down as he unbuckled his pants and then pulled down her pants. Victim stated he then ‘put his thing inside me.'”

Finally, there’s this:

FOX 9 reported earlier this summer that MFF had raised $35 million in the wake of George Floyd’s death in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. A recent update on its website indicates that it has spent at least $3,475,000 bailing people out of jail in recent months, with just $210,000 of that being spent bailing out protesters and rioters who were arrested in the unrest immediately following Floyd’s death.

FOX 9 also first exposed some of the non-protesters being bailed out by MFF, including Darnika Floyd, who was charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a friend to death, and Christopher Boswell, who is facing charges of sexual assault and kidnapping. The group put up $100,000 on behalf of Floyd and $350,000 on behalf of Boswell.

These are the thugs that the Biden-Harris ticket helped liberate. Do these actions tell us that Biden-Harris is committed to restoring order to our cities? Or do their actions sound like most Democrats who are soft on crime? I’d argue they sound like the latter.

The Harris-Biden ticket insists that President Trump didn’t take COVID-19 seriously. Further, the Harris-Biden ticket insist that people died unnecessarily because of President Trump’s unseriousness. That’s BS of the stinkiest order. This White House fact sheet demolishes the Harris-Biden argument:

  1. Took early action to cut off travel from China
  2. Built the world’s leading testing system from nothing
  3. Enacted mitigation measures to slow the spread
  4. Mobilized public and private sectors to secure needed supplies
  5. Took action to protect vulnerable Americans
  6. Launched effort to deliver a vaccine and therapeutics in record time
  7. Provided support to workers and businesses
  8. Paved way for reopening to get America working again
  9. Surged resources to hot spots as they arose
  10. Confronted China as origin of the virus while Democrats and media cowered

Let’s get serious about something. Can anyone picture President Harris or Co-President Biden calling up pharmaceutical industry CEOs to have them start working on a vaccine in February? If you can picture that, what type of drugs are you using?

Peter Navarro was tasked with rebuilding the national stockpile of ventilators. He contacted GM about standing up a manufacturing facility in Kokomo, IN. From the initial call from Navarro to the manufacture of the first ventilator took 17 days:

“Every time you hear that ‘pity party’ stuff, remember to look into the future, see where we need to go, and what we need to do, and that’s bringing manufacturing and supply chains home, starting with our pharmaceutical supply chains and our medical supplies and equipment like masks,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing. I’ve have seen miracles here. I’ve seen a plant in Kokomo, Indiana, with General Motors stood up in 17 days, and three days later, we had ventilators go into hospitals in Gary, Indiana.”

Does anyone seriously think that Harris, Biden or any other Democratic presidential candidate could’ve accomplished this? I don’t. I can’t picture any Democrat being able to accomplish anything like that. That isn’t the only special assignment Navarro is handling:

During the Obama-Biden administration, Obama and Biden didn’t think it was a problem to have our antibiotics, PPE and other medical supplies manufactured in China. If they thought it posed a national security threat, they didn’t act on it. Considering Biden’s coziness with China, it’s highly unlikely that ‘Buy American, Hire American’ was a priority.

VP Biden’s campaign slogan is just spin. It isn’t a commitment like it is with President Trump. Democrats are globalists and corporatists. Whether it’s Lebron James or Michael Bloomberg or Mark Cuban, they’re each committed to China in different ways. Bloomberg wants Chinese markets open to him even if it hurts the US. Lebron James doesn’t flinch when Nike uses child labor to manufacture athletic wear that bears Lebron’s name. Cuban won’t speak of China’s evils because it might hurt the NBA.

Donald Trump didn’t flinch in cutting off travel with China when COVID was first discovered. That’s because his loyalties lie with the US.

For the first 40+ years of his career, Joe Biden fed his family at the globalist trough. Biden’s family got rich feeding at the globalist trough. Why should I think that he’s serious about ‘Buy American, Hire American’?

This morning on Outnumbered, former Obama State Department propagandist Marie Harf said that Joe Biden had spoken out forcefully against anti-police violence. While I’ll agree that Biden has said the right thing when he’s spoken, I’ll mention that he essentially went the entire summer without mentioning the rioting, looting and anti-police violence. Harf has also said that Democrat aren’t for defunding the police.

That’s interesting since Kamala Harris praised Eric Garcetti for slashing the LAPD budget by $150,000,000:

Vice presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday applauded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to slash police funding by $150 million but stopped short of saying she backed the ‘defund the police’ movement. “I support investing in communities so that they become more healthy and therefore more safe,” Harris said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I applaud Mayor Garcetti for doing what he’s done.”

Just because she didn’t say ‘defund the police’ doesn’t mean she doesn’t support the defund the police movement. At this point, it’s just semantics. It’s essentially irrelevant.

Check this article out:

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6. He said he’s already been inundated with complaints from residents that calls for police aren’t being answered. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.

The Minneapolis City Council should’ve thought about that before they voted to dismantle the MPD. Residents are right. They need the police to stay safe. When DFL (DFL is Minnesotan for far-left Democrat) politicians promised to dismantle the police, police started retiring early en masse or seeking jobs with other PDs.

Right now, the MPD is understaffed according to the Minneapolis City Charter:

The city charter, which serves as its constitution, currently says the city must maintain a police department and the council must “fund a police force of at least 0.0017 employees per resident.”

The point is simple. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi can spin this whichever way they want to sound moderate but they’re essentially irrelevant. City councils determine police department funding. Big city city councils are either mostly or entirely Democrat activists. The city council activists align mostly with AOC and Keith Ellison. In Minneapolis, Keith Ellison’s son, Jeremiah, is on the City Council. Jeremiah voted for dismantling the MPD. That didn’t prevent him from shooting his mouth off at Tuesday’s meeting:

You named the strategies and the resources that we’re deploying … but does this type of enforcement action, is it able to have any kind of effect? It seems like we pour money into it, but we’re not seeing it have an effect.

When politicians disrespect the police, then cut their budget, crime will increase. That’s the predictable outcome.

This is particularly heartbreaking:

Rather than dismantling the police, what’s required is police reform and adding substantially to the police force. Let’s drop the ‘reimagining police’ propaganda that Democrats use. It isn’t legitimate. It’s the Democrats’ way of getting people to abandon time-tested policing tactics. This video contains a montage of ‘reimagining policing’:

Voting for Democrats is a vote for increased violent crime. That debate has been had. The statistics speak for themselves. Res ipsa loquitur.

This morning, the Big Ten announced that they’ll play an abbreviated schedule:

Big Ten football is back. Just weeks after announcing the postponement of all fall semester sports, the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to resume the football season beginning on Oct. 23.

Kevin Warren, the Big Ten commissioner, isn’t a great leader. Nonetheless, here’s part of the statement he issued announcing the reversal:

“Our focus with the Task Force over the last six weeks was to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement Wednesday morning.

“Our goal has always been to return to competition so all student-athletes can realize their dream of competing in the sports they love. We are incredibly grateful for the collaborative work that our Return to Competition Task Force have accomplished to ensure the health, safety and wellness of student-athletes, coaches and administrators.”

President Trump pushed the return of Big Ten football while campaigning in Michigan last week. It would be dishonest to say that he’s why the Big Ten reversed its initial decision. I suspect, though, that his comments pushed the subject to be discussed.

In the end, I suspect that there was pressure from other conferences, especially the SEC, to compete. If the Big Ten didn’t compete this year, they’d lose the TV contract war and the recruiting war.

Veteran political observers remember the days when consultants said ‘Let Joe be Joe.’ Those days are history, if not ancient history. Last night, Joe Biden attended a campaign event his staff probably wishes he hadn’t attended.

This article highlights what might go wrong with a candidate who isn’t all there.

Joe Biden raised eyebrows on Tuesday evening over his attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters at a campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla. The event was meant to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Democratic candidate was the last speaker of the event to take the podium following several supporters including Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi.

However, when Biden approached the podium, he paused and reached for his phone in his pocket. “I just have one thing to say,” Biden began as he looked down at his phone. “Hang on here.”

He then held his phone to the microphone, which began playing the 2017 hit song “Despacito” from Fonsi, who had introduced the candidate. After roughly 15 seconds of bobbing his head and gently dancing behind the podium, he paused the music. “I’ll tell you what- if I had the talent of any one of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation,” Biden chuckled.

That cringeworthy moment sparked some interesting reactions. Here’s Ed O’Keefe’s reaction:


Mercedes Schlapp’s reaction was particularly hilarious:


No wonder Biden’s staff keeps Biden hidden. At the end of this video, after Biden threw a couple of cheap shots at President Trump, Biden needed directions from staff to get off the stage:

Finally, there’s this Trump campaign video:

Biden is a scatterbrain. How can a scatterbrain who has difficulty putting together a coherent sentence lead us through a crisis? HINT: He can’t.

At the most recent Minneapolis City Council meeting, Democrat Jeremiah Ellison criticized Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, saying “You named the strategies and the resources that we’re deploying … but does this type of enforcement action, is it able to have any kind of effect? It seems like we pour money into it, but we’re not seeing it have an effect.”

Councilman Ellison should read the newspapers more often. This article starts by saying “Some South Minneapolis residents are voicing concerns about staffing at the city’s Fifth Police Precinct. The commander of the precinct confirms that some nights there are only eight officers on patrol covering 20 neighborhoods.”

The article continues, saying “Minneapolis Deputy Chief Erick Fors said the department is short on officers. The reason, he says, ranges from early retirements to hiring freezes to dozens of officers on medical leave, mixed with COVID-19 challenges, like officers having to stay home and quarantine if they’re exposed to COVID-19.”

“So yes, that’s considerably less than an authorized total strength of 888 officers, so that requires us to look at our resources, look at our demands, again focus on our core services and move resources around as needed,” Fors said.

Apparently, Councilman Ellison hasn’t pulled his head out of his butt. Thanks to grandstanding politicians who blame police officers whenever possible, officers are leaving for better jobs or they’re taking early retirement. Why put up with the politicians’ abuse week-after-week? Their job is difficult enough as it is with a full compliment of officers. Check this article out:

Service calls for police response either through 911 or other dispatches noticeably declined since the unrest that rocked Minneapolis ended, in part underscoring the department’s staffing and budgetary problems. After Floyd’s death, the force lost more than 10 percent of its officers through resignation, termination, retirement or medical leave – and could shed more employees by year’s end.

Watch this video from November, 2019:

It says that the Minneapolis City Council “is set to approve a $772,000 sculpture” but that the police department is understaffed. It’s in that context that we have to picture Jeremiah Ellison’s statements. He voted for the statue. Then he voted for dismantling the police department. Here’s how Chief Arradondo replied:

Arradondo said he’d like to see deeper research into the root causes of community and police violence. “Too often, we as police departments, we are dealing in a reactionary mode. We have oftentimes come to finding crime as opposed to preventing it. If we just stayed status quo, right now, we will end this year with numbers that are absolutely unconscionable about what we should have in terms of community violence, and we don’t do a deep dive as a city as to what caused all of those.”

Instead of dismantling the MPD, Minneapolis should strengthen training while hiring more officers. Finally, it’s time for the people to fire grandstanding politicians like Jeremiah Ellison the next time he’s up for re-election.

That means electing Republicans to the City Council. Jeremiah Ellison and his DFL friends have failed miserably at protecting Minneapolis residents.

Tuesday afternoon, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu joined the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain in signing history-shattering peace agreements. These agreements are now known as the “Abraham Accords.”

In his remarks, President Trump said “Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity.” Prime Minister Netanyahu added “This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace. For thousands of years the Jewish people have prayed for peace, for decades the Jewish state has prayed for peace, and this is why today we are filled with such profound gratitude.”

They were joined by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister. Zayani praised the deal, saying “Mr. President, your statesmanship and tireless efforts have brought us here today and made peace a reality.”

Meanwhile, Democrats acted like disgruntled children, with Speaker Pelosi sounding particularly bitter:

The signing of a pair of historic peace agreements is a “distraction” from COVID? What type of warped person is Ms. Pelosi? These agreements are historic because it isn’t often that Arab nations recognize Israel’s right to exist. That’s why Tuesday’s agreements are only the third and fourth agreements in Israel’s history.

The first agreement was the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt. They were signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on Sept. 17, 1978. (Sadat was assassinated 3 years later.) Next was the signing of the Israel–Jordan peace treaty in Oct., 1994. That was the last treaty between Israel and an Arab nation until yesterday.

Pelosi is one of the most tone-deaf politicians in DC history. That’s why there’s an anti-Democrat backlash building. Pelosi thinks that COVID is the top issue with voters. Just ask yourself this question. What’s most likely to get your attention — the shooting of the LA sheriff deputies or the daily update of COVID statistics? That isn’t a fair fight.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is upset with the Dallas City Council. He’s upset because the Dallas City Council just voted to cut DPD funding by $7,000,000.

Apparently, the Dallas City Council is controlled by the Black Lives Matter organization:

The Dallas City Council voted on Wednesday to cut the money from the police department’s fund dedicated to overtime pay. The cut comprised 25% of the department’s overtime budget. The decision came after Black Lives Matter protesters called on elected officials to defund the police department.

“The city of Dallas is facing a serious uptick in violent crime, and it’s not just a few days or weeks or months in the making. We’re talking about a couple of years now of steadily increasing aggravated assaults, steadily increasing homicide and steadily increasing domestic violence,” Johnson said, according to The Dallas Morning News.

“I don’t believe, and neither do the people of Dallas … that now is the right time to be defunding the police, or cutting funding to the police to send a message or anything like that,” he continued.

Dallas is one of many U.S. cities that have been rocked by Black Lives Matter riots in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. An autopsy of Floyd’s body found a potentially lethal cocktail of fentanyl and methamphetamines in his system.

Check this out:

It’s time to eliminate the idiots on the Dallas City Council who just voted to a) keep the bureaucrats fully funded and b) cut $7,000,000 from the DPD overtime budget. This says everything:

“I think we need to have a very serious conversation about these topics, and I’ll say this. When I first heard the phrase to defund the police several months ago, I very genuinely and earnestly asked the question what does that mean, and I was actually met with some ridicule and met with some derision and accused of pretending not to know,” Johnson said. “People are all over the place on what it means.”

Dallas City Council member Carolyn King Arnold issued a response to Johnson’s criticism on Saturday, defending the council’s decision and claiming that the council’s action should be viewed as a “reinvestment” in disadvantaged communities.

BLM-Dallas is interested in weakening Dallas police by stretching them far too thin. The City Council should be beefing up the police budget, not cutting it.