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It’s long past time to tell Democrat media hacks like Jessica Tarlov, Marie Harf and Donna Brazile to shut up about what the ‘Defund the Police’ movement is or isn’t about. Tarlov, Harf and Brazile are Democrat establishment hacks waging a public fight against the Bernie Bros/BLM/Antifa/AOC activist wing of the Democratic Party. The truth is that Democrats are split on this from a PR standpoint. Democrats aren’t split on this from a policy standpoint.

Bill de Blasio is the worst big city mayor in America. He wants to cut $1,000,000,000 from NYPD’s $6,000,000,000 police budget while “gun violence has surged across the Big Apple.” De Blasio insists that “We can do this, we can strike the balance, we can keep this city safe.”

Of course, that doesn’t match with reality, which is normal with de Blasio:

The violence continued across the city over the weekend as eleven people were shot in less than 12 hours Saturday night into Sunday night, including in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.

The key to preventing crime is … reducing the numbers of officers on the street? If de Blasio had been alive when they made the Wizard of Oz, he might’ve gotten cast as the Scarecrow even without an audition:

“We have caved to the mob in a moment we know will come back to haunt us,” Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) told The Post. “The mayor is smart enough to know that these actions will create a more violent environment in New York. “This is what you get when you have government-by-hashtag,” he added.

Borelli’s counterpart from Queens, Councilman Robert Holden, echoed the complaints. “I’m against wholesale cuts based on protest signs,” the Middle Village Democrat said. “One billion dollars is an arbitrary number that the mayor and some of my colleagues are trying to reach to appease the masses without considering public safety.”

De Blasio insists that this is part of his reform package. That’s BS. There aren’t any reforms in this proposal. The only thing that’s happening is de Blasio caving to BLM, Antifa and AOC.

Defunding the police is happening in too many places for Democrats to ignore. LA, NYC, Seattle, Portland and Chicago are cutting their budgets. Minneapolis wants to eliminate their police department entirely. Since PD budgets are set locally, Democrat hacks like Tarlov, Harf, Brazile and Biden can say whatever they want. Their voices are irrelevant.

The voices that matter are the activists’ voices (#BlackLivesMatter, Antifa) and the de facto leaders of the Democrats (AOC, Ilhan Omar, Lisa Bender and Jeremiah Ellison).

Joe Biden came out of his basement bunker yesterday to deliver a speech. Redstate.com has that part of the story here. The heart of the story, though, belongs to the Daily Caller. First, the Daily Caller was the only media outlet to ask Biden a question. Next, the Daily Caller “reached out to the Biden campaign and asked them if the former vice president agrees with the Democrats who want to tear down statues of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt and some depictions of Jesus. The campaign was given over 24 hours to respond to the inquiry. They did not do so.”

Joe Biden won’t answer that question in 24 hours or 24 months. After telling Charlamagne The God that he “ain’t black”, he can’t afford to get the African-American community upset with him. He’s already skating on thin ice.

This isn’t about improving the lives of African-Americans. This is a continuation of President Obama’s promise right before the 2008 election. That’s when he said “We’re just 5 days away from radically transforming America.”

This isn’t about racism. It’s about Marxism. That isn’t a right wing talking point. That’s what Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, said in this article:

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists”, making clear their movement’s ideological foundation, according to a report.

This is a major part of the Democrat Party:

“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers,” she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza. “We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.”

It isn’t surprising that Biden won’t comment about Black Lives Matter. He needs them to turn out and vote but he doesn’t dare say that. If Democrats admitted that, they’d lose sane voters.

This election isn’t about right vs. left. It’s about Marxist haters vs. capitalist problem solvers. It’s about people whose heart is filled with hate (BLM) vs. people who want to positively change the U.S. Anyone that thinks that Joe Biden will stand up to AOC, BLM and the Congressional Black Caucus is kidding themselves. This is how radical Black Lives Matter is:

In 1968, Mann was a coordinator for Students for a Democratic Society, from which a more radical wing, the Weather Underground, was splintered the following year. It was led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who called for “direct action” over civil disobedience, seeking the overthrow of the US government. In 1969, the FBI classified the group as a domestic terror organization.

SDS and the Weather Underground were the heart of the anti-war movement. These, along with the Black Panther Party, were the nastiest of the nasty organizations. This is what the Weather Underground was about:

When SDS collapsed in 1969, the Weather Underground stepped forward, inspired by communist ideologies and embracing violence and crime as a way to protest the Vietnam War, racism, and other left-wing aims. “Our intention is to disrupt the empire … to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks,” claimed the group’s 1974 manifesto, Prairie Fire. By the next year, the group had claimed credit for 25 bombings—including the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, the California Attorney General’s office, and a New York City police station.

Joe Biden wants these organizations’ votes but he doesn’t want to be tied to these organizations publicly. The SDS, Weather Underground and BLM hate America. This isn’t about statues. BLM New York leader Hawk Newsom told Martha MacCallum that he might be kidding or he that he might be talking literally when he talked about burning America down:

/if Joe Biden isn’t willing to state emphatically that BLM won’t have any influence on his administration, black voters should vote Trump. I can’t state this firm enough. BLM stands opposed to everything that the US was started upon. Any idiot that thinks that pre-Civil War US is worse than Marxism isn’t paying attention.

Last week, Joe Biden insisted that “the moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism.” How does Biden know that there’s systemic racism across the nation? Coming from a guy who’s spent the last 40+ years of his life inside the Washington, DC echochamber, I’ll question how much he knows about what happens outside the DC echochamber. Remember that Biden’s alleged specialty is foreign policy.

I say alleged because former Defense Secretary Robert Gates once said “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Remember that the last time Biden got involved with major domestic policy was with the 1994 Crime Bill. That’s the bill that started mass incarceration of minorities. That’s the bill that President Trump started fixing with the First Step Act.

There is racism in this nation. There always will be because we’re a nation of sinners. There’s racism in every nation on earth because all nations are nations of sinners. South Africa’s population was majority black. There was a white minority government. That’s the definition of systemic racism. There’s nothing like that in the United States. There never will be.

The system that’s repeatedly let minorities down is unified Democrat governance in major US cities. Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was once Baltimore’s mayor. While mayor, D’Alesandro “spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.” That isn’t proof that Pelosi or her father were racists but it says that Democrats lecturing Republicans about racism better prepare for some stiff pushback.

Racism isn’t systemic as much as it’s individual. Each person individually is responsible for dealing with the issue. Saying that it’s systemic let’s the individual off the hook and invites government intervention, too.

When Democrats voted against opening debate on Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act, they sent the message that they aren’t interested in fixing the problem. In each of the cities that had major race riots after the murder of George Floyd, Democrats could’ve fixed the problem before the murder. That’s because each of those cities have been run by Democrat mayors for decades. Most of those states have had Democrat governors for years and years.

Since they’re the ones in-charge, Democrats should’ve fixed the problems. Instead, they played politics with the issue. Since real police reform comes only at the local level, these Democrat mayors and Democrat governors should’ve fixed their problems long ago. The thing that’s important to notice is that Democrats don’t fix things. Democrats let things fester, then use them as campaign issues. Doing what’s right the first time isn’t part of the Democrats’ thinking.

That leads me to an old cliché about Democrats. It goes something like this: Democrats will always do the right thing — when it’s the only option left. I’d argue that this is only true part of the time. This is the Democrats’ solution to white privilege and systemic racism:

Anyone who’s paid attention to Joe Biden can’t dispute the fact that he’s in cognitive decline. John Hinderaker’s post on the subject includes a hard-hitting ad paid for by “The Committee to defend the President.” As John says, this won’t be the last ad on this subject:

A little over halfway through the ad, they show Biden struggling, straining to recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Here’s what Biden said:

All men and women created by the — you know the thing.

John’s commentary is right, too:

The Democrats have also announced that Biden will participate in three presidential debates. Frankly, this surprises me. I question whether he can survive them. The problem with presidential debates, for the Democrats, is that reporters can shield their candidate only so far. At some point, he has to try to answer questions. Biden can’t do that.

This is one of several reasons why I think current polls are meaningless.

The other thing that’s certain to work against Biden is what’s happening with the Defund the Police movement. While I don’t doubt that the “CHOP” zone will cause Washington State to flip from blue to red, it’s quite possible the BLM-Antifa rioting and looting in Minneapolis will make Minnesota much more competitive than normal. One thing that won’t fly is lawlessness in the streets. Big city after big city is facing that type of lawlessness. The problem isn’t a bipartisan problem.

Let me repeat that. The problem isn’t a bipartisan problem. It’s the Democrats’ problem. Let me repeat that. It’s 100% the Democrats’ problem. Chicago, where over 100 citizens were shot this past weekend and 14 citizens were killed this weekend, hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1932. There isn’t a Republican on the Chicago City Council. Minneapolis hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1978. Their City Council is 100% Democrat. Seattle’s mayor is nuttier than a warehouse filled with fruitcake. Republicans will ram that point home endlessly the rest of the campaign.

That issue won’t play well for Democrats. People naturally want to feel protected, their families safe. When people see fires burning in neighborhoods, they don’t feel safe. Tweets like this don’t make people feel comfortable, either:


Thus far, Joe Biden hasn’t said a thing about the rioting, looting, violence and killings. With AOC and others pushing dismantling or defunding the police, this won’t make people feel safe. Biden has looked like a tower of mush throughout this. His impotence in the face of all this violence and his clear cognitive decline aren’t the characteristics people are looking for in a leader.

Gen. Flynn won a major victory in court today. On the other hand, this was a difficult day for Joe Biden. Peter Strzok’s note is particularly troublesome:

Attending the meeting were Susan Rice, the National Security Adviser, Jim Comey, the FBI Director, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. TRANSLATION: Susan Rice = NSA; Obama = P; Biden = VP; Comey = D & Yates = DAG

Remember that Biden was asked about what he knew about Gen. Flynn by George Stephanopoulos in this interview:

Stephanopoulos: I do want to ask you about Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Trump and the move by the Justice Department to dismiss the case against him for lying to the FBI. The President said yesterday that the move was justified because President Obama targeted Flynn. He called it, quote, the biggest political crime in US history. Your former Senate colleague Charles Grassley has added that Flynn was entrapped and asked on the Senate floor “What did Obama and Biden know? When did they know it?” So what did you know about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn and was there anything improper done?
BIDEN: I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, number one, and number two, this is all about diversion. This is the game this guy plays all the time. The country is in a crisis. We’re in an economic crisis, a health crisis.

That’s about 2 minutes into the interview. After Biden’s full-throated denial, Stephanopoulos returned to the subject:

I want to press that. You say you didn’t know anything about but you were reported to be at a January 5, 2017 meeting where you and the President were briefed on the FBI’s plan to question Michael Flynn over those conversations he had with the Russian Ambassador Kislyak.
Biden: No, I thought you asked me about whether I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry. I was aware that they asked for an investigation but that’s all I know about it and nothing else.

I’ll bet most people didn’t notice the fatal flaw in Biden’s reply. Biden said “I thought you asked me whether I had anything to do with him getting prosecuted.” The FBI interview with Gen. Flynn didn’t happen until January 24, 2017, 4 full days after Biden became formerVice President Biden. As a private citizen, he wouldn’t have had any influence to get Flynn prosecuted. Further, Biden’s denial, which was categorical, was a lie. He knew much more about the investigation. According to Strzok’s note, he’s the person who brought up the Logan Act at the January 5, 2017 meeting as a way of investigating Gen. Flynn. Don’t forget that FBI field officers with the DC Bureau had interviewed Gen. Flynn and wanted to drop Operation Crossfire Razor, the FBI code name for the Flynn investigation:

On Jan. 4, 2017, two weeks before the Trump inauguration, FBI agents at a lower level, where the real work is done, prudently tried to close the Flynn investigation, citing the absence of any derogatory information or other facts that would enable the bureau to keep the case open.

Before the now-infamous January 5 meeting, FBI field agents tried closing the Flynn investigation. That investigation was kept open by “the 7th floor”, which is where then-FBI Director Jim Comey’s office was.

Thanks to the investigation into the investigators, Jim Comey refused to renew his security clearance. He allegedly did that to avoid getting asked questions about classified information.

Vice President Biden’s problem isn’t that a hard-nosed reporter will ask him about his dishonesty. It’s difficult to picture Biden’s campaign staff letting him get within a mile of a hard-nosed reporter. That’s if such a reporter exists outside of a handful of national security correspondents. Biden’s problem is that he’ll get pelted with this information by the Trump campaign in ads, by Trump-supporting PACs and by Trump himself during the presidential debates.

Biden can hide in his basement a little while longer but he’ll have to do real campaigning sooner rather than later. Last weekend, the MSM criticized the Trump campaign for only having 6,000 people in the arena. The story that they didn’t tell is that 7,700,000 people watched the rally on Fox and another 5,000,000 watched on C-SPAN. That’s before factoring in the people who watched the livestreaming via YouTube. Trump’s message is getting out and, as Charlie Hurt said this weekend, there’s nobody better at putting people on the defensive than President Trump.

On August 19, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump asked African-Americans “what do you have to lose” in voting for him. Back then, then-candidate Trump could only suggest that he could implement policies that would make life better for African-Americans. This year, it isn’t a theoretical ‘what if’ question anymore. This time, African-Americans can figure out for themselves what they have to lose.

For African-Americans living in Minneapolis, they know what they’ve already lost. They’ve lost neighborhoods. They’ve lost their businesses, which were, essentially, their retirement accounts. They’ve lost their life savings and their livelihoods. Contrary to Boy Toy Mayor Jacob Frey’s declaration that these things were just “bricks and mortar”, they were so much more than that. They were their communities. Literally, this meant everything to them. The people who owned property that got destroyed will likely move out. With the DFL ‘leaders’, a joke if I’ve ever heard one, promising (threatening?) to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, aka MPD, why would people stay? This is what they watched during the early part of the rioting:

This is candidate Trump’s initial appeal to African-Americans:

The last line in the sentence is especially powerful:

“America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.”

Just 4 years later, African-Americans earn more, are employed in greater numbers and percentages, and face a brighter future thanks Sen. Tim Scott’s Opportunity Zones legislation. Also during the first 4 years of the Trump presidency, President Trump signed legislation that permanently funded HBCUs, aka Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Between those 2 pieces of legislation, President Trump signed prison reform to undo the mass incarceration of African-Americans.

To the African-American community, if you want a future, it isn’t with the Democrats. They’re part of the racist past. Democrats are the party of the KKK and Jim Crow and now, the party that let your cities burn without attempting to protect your neighborhoods, your pharmacies or your police department. Republicans are the party of Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and the party of Abolitionists.

Now that you have a lengthy list of comparisons, it’s time for you to decide. Do you want to be taken for granted? If you say yes, then vote Democrat again. If you want to have a bright future, vote for Republicans up and down the ticket.

This article is sloppy journalism. It’s what you’d expect from the MSM. It’s what you’d expect of GOP establishment Trump-haters.

The article opens by talking about Joe Biden, saying “Joe Biden hasn’t held a press conference in 77 days, but Democrats aren’t feeling much pressure to put their presumptive presidential nominee front and center at the moment. Biden has, for the most part, kept a low profile throughout the coronavirus pandemic and weeks of demonstrations for racial justice across the country. Over that time, Biden has built up a healthy lead in the polls and emerged as the heavy favorite for now to be the next president.”

It isn’t until the 13th paragraph that the article’s apparent sourcing appears, saying “The only way to smoke him out is to start throwing haymakers directly at Biden,” said one Republican who is close to the campaign. “It needs to come from the campaign and the president directly, and they need to be the kinds of shots that force a response. Right now, the Biden campaign has no incentive to respond. But I also think at a certain point the press pool will get frustrated by the lack of press conferences and access and Biden will start to feel organic pressure to be more accessible.”

That’s literally the only time a source is mentioned. It isn’t sourced as “a senior Trump campaign advisor.” It’s likely just a Trump campaign wannabe. As for the campaign, this is President Trump’s to lose. Democrats are digging themselves a huge whole with their “defund the police” campaign. Do they seriously think suburban security moms will gravitate to this message? Here’s something worth asking yourself: picture a husband and wife sitting in their condo. They’ve been stuck there for 2+ months thanks to the COVID lockdown in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio or Pennsylvania.

Next, they see scenes like this from Minneapolis:

The next thing they hear is that the Minneapolis City Council has voted to put a charter amendment on the ballot this November to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, aka MPD. After that, national figures like AOC, Ilhan Omar and potential Biden VP pick Kamala Harris speak out about defund the police.

After that, Jenny Durkan, Seattle’s mayor, lets anarchists take over a major portion of Seattle’s downtown. In an interview, Durkan says that this development might start Seattle’s “Summer of love.” What sane person is attracted to such weak-kneed examples of leadership? Though the media won’t speak negatively about the defund the police, people will figure it out that Democrats are the Party of Anarchy and Violent Crime. There’s no way that’s a winning message.

One thing that’s lost on the MSM about the Trump administration is that they’re great listeners. That’s the first thing that jumps out from Salena Zito’s interview of Vice President Mike Pence. In the article, Ms. Zito writes “The vice president began his daylong trip to various corners of Western Pennsylvania in Wilkinsburg, a predominantly black suburb of Pittsburgh, meeting with the African American pastors and community members at Covenant Church to listen to their experiences with racism and the hardships that have resulted from them.”

Shortly thereafter, she wrote “Pence said the first thing he heard again and again was that just public safety reforms won’t be enough.” Pence said “We have to continue to do what President Trump has done from the very beginning, and that is work to bring jobs, opportunity, educational excellence, school choice, and improved health outcomes to our inner-city communities, especially our African American community.”

The fact that the Vice President of the United States would spend an entire day listening to people in suburban black neighborhoods explodes the myth that the Trump-Pence team sees this as a base election. Clearly, African-Americans weren’t part of President Trump’s base in 2016. That doesn’t mean the Trump-Pence team won’t try to do much better with minorities this election.

“The second thing I heard was the role of faith and the role of the church in healing that which divides in this country,” he explained. “You can’t study the history of abolition in America without seeing the role of the church, the populous that thundered for freeing the slaves that literally made the moral case that led us to the Civil War that led us to ending slavery in this continent.”

This is totally spot-on. Christians are taught that everyone is created “in God’s own image.” The minute that people genuinely see others in that light, the equation changes. There’s now an incentive for being people of integrity. Things change when a person’s first thought is ‘What would Jesus do?’

Pence then departed a few miles down the road toward Sarver, where hundreds of people lined on both sides of the street waving flags and Trump signs as he made his way along North Pike Road for his last stop: an economic event at Oberg Industries.

The vice president was there as part of America First Policies’ “Great American Comeback Tour,” a nationwide policy series reflecting the trade agreement and the payroll tax cut of the Trump administration. He spoke for over half an hour to a crowd of around 100 employees and apprentices spaced 6 feet apart following a panel discussion on the reopening of the economy by local Republican congressmen Mike Kelly, Guy Reschenthaler, and Glenn “G.T.” Thompson.

Vice President Pence travels to Pennsylvania and “hundreds of people lined on both sides of the street waving flags and Trump signs. That’s a turnout that Joe Biden could only wish was possible for his campaign. It’s just more proof that the Trump-Pence campaign has enthusiastic supporters in this important battleground state. If Biden doesn’t win Pennsylvania, he’ll lose. It’s that simple.

Biden’s campaign took a cheap shot at the Pence visit, saying “It’s an insult to Pennsylvanians that Vice President Pence is using Pittsburgh as a prop on the cynically-named ‘Great American Comeback Tour’ — because had the Trump-Pence administration not bungled the response to the coronavirus pandemic so dramatically, there wouldn’t be a need for such an enormous comeback.”

When President Trump put in place the China travel ban, he stopped the spread of the virus from China. Biden’s response to that decision was to call President Trump a racist and accuse him of creating a hysteria. A Biden administration would’ve meant a lethargic response to the pandemic that likely would’ve cost tens of thousands more American lives. That’s the definition of bungling.

Ed Morrissey’s post about Pelosi’s Democrats getting nervous about the #DefundThePolice movement highlights something that’s fairly uncommon — an essential program that Democrats won’t invest in. Along with investing in the military, it’s painfully obvious that Democrats don’t put a high priority on keeping people safe. The reason I mention this is because we’re about to get into a debate about whether Democrats intend to defund police department or whether they want to abolish them altogether. It’s a phony argument that Republicans shouldn’t engage in.

The best approach Republicans can take is to propose reforms aimed at strengthening police forces, increasing officer accountability and improving the police forces’ image within minority communities. That can’t happen without buy-in from white officers. That can’t happen until all officers are trained to report officer wrongdoing. Honestly, it’ll take a culture change in some police forces, starting in Minneapolis.

While the conversation is happening in DC, the changes must happen in the communities. While that sounds like a contradictory statement, it isn’t. Opening a debate in DC simply means putting ideas on the table. It doesn’t mean legislation getting written, bills getting passed or presidential signing ceremonies. It’s indisputable that “states are the laboratories for democracy.” In this instance, swap out states, then plug in cities. Why shouldn’t we have a nationwide debate? Think of it as a brainstorming session that everyone’s invited to. What’s more unifying than saying that everyone’s invited?

Lisa Bender likely won’t attend the brainstorming session. She thinks that having the ability to call the police in the middle of the night when a burglar is breaking in is a form of privilege:

Let’s see how willing Democrats are to engage in reforming the police and the unions that protect bad cops. Let’s see if they’re willing to push back against the AOC wing of their party. (I’m betting that they’re too cowardly for that.) Let’s see if Democrats will say that police officers make communities better, knowing that the AOC wing is ready for a revolution over this.

Don’t be surprised if Jacob Frey is defeated, then replaced by Jeremiah Ellison. But I digress. Democrats are fighting a civil war that’s going to get nasty. The establishment isn’t moderate but they play nasty. The question is whether the main battle will happen before the election. That’s what happened in 1968. Will it happen after Trump leaves office in 2025? Clinton didn’t rise until Republicans kept the White House for 3 terms.

Democrats know that they’re in trouble on this. Part of the Democrats want nothing to do with talking about law enforcement whatsoever. The activist wing of the Democratic Party runs the party. That’s why Biden hired AOC to be the co-chair of his advisory committee on climate change. He’s trying to unify a badly divided party.

It isn’t a matter of whether the Democrats will ‘come home’ in November. It’s that Republicans are already united and working on winning over persuadable voters. One of the things that’ll help Republicans win over those voters is the Democrats’ proposal to defund or abolish police departments.

Salena Zito, the premier on-the-ground political report in the nation, reports that President Trump’s support is strong in Pennsylvania. If President Trump wins Pennsylvania again, it’s virtually impossible for former VP Joe Biden to win. Regardless of what the polls say, the numbers are the numbers.

Ms. Zito reports that “Despite a deadly pandemic, staggering unemployment and racial unrest, Pennsylvania voters showed up in record numbers to take part in their presidential primary Tuesday — even though the results were a foregone conclusion.” Before jumping to the conclusion that Mr. Biden had turned in an impressive performance, it’s best to read further before forming a conclusion.

Later, Ms. Zito reported “With almost 98 percent of districts counted, Republicans have cast more than 861,000 ballots for Donald Trump, with 734,000 Democrats voting for Joe Biden. And while it’s still unclear how many people voted in person versus mail-in ballot, some counties are reporting that Trump drew plenty of supporters out of their homes.”

That means that President Trump got 53.98% of the primary vote. Despite the fact that President Trump had clinched the nomination months before this, people still voted in high numbers for a primary. Then there’s this:

Four years ago, pundits dismissed the overwhelming number of Trump signs posted on back roads, farms and highways in Rust Belt states as an unscientific measure of voter enthusiasm. But the signs for Trump (and lack of signs for his opponent Hillary Clinton) revealed a passion factor that traditional polls missed. In 2020, Trump signs are once again everywhere in Pennsylvania. And Biden signs seem nonexistent.

Trump signs, meanwhile, he’s seen a lot of them. “They are everywhere,” La Torre said, “and many of them are homemade.

The fact that people are making Trump signs means that they aren’t just Trump voters. It isn’t a stretch to think that they’re Trump volunteers, too. Since the start of the pandemic, the media has played up the supposed difficulties within the Trump campaign. After Republicans won the 2 congressional special elections last month, I said “the massive Trump army didn’t disappear during the pandemic.”

Indeed it hasn’t. Coupled with the city council elections in Staunton, VA, signs are emerging that GOP turnout will be formidable this November. This article suggests that President Trump is in trouble in Ohio. That’s foolish thinking. The Fox News poll that it’s based on apparently thinks that Joe Biden will excite the Democrats’ base and pull off a major upset.

There’s nothing from the primaries that suggests that Joe Biden is igniting the Democrats’ base. Biden was in trouble until James Clyburn endorsed him in South Carolina.

With a strong jobs report from Friday, there’s reason to think the Trump campaign is gaining momentum. Couple that with the Democrats’ call to defund the police and you’ve got a different version of peace and prosperity working in President Trump’s favor. Let’s be clear. I’m not saying that we’ve fully returned to the hot economy before the virus hit. I’m saying that people believe we’ve turned things around and we’re starting a new comeback. Larry Kudlow thinks that’s started:

Larry is eternally an optimist. Still, he’s often been right about these things. I won’t bet against his predictions.