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Democrats have repeatedly shown that they don’t care about the truth. The latest proof of that is Nancy Pelosi’s statement that (I’m paraphrasing here) people died while President Trump fiddled. While I can’t give President Trump a 10 (out of 10) grade, his decisions have been incredible. Name another president that unleashed the private sector during a crisis the way President Trump has done.

These companies are different sizes, ranging from My Pillow to Ford Motor Company to Raytheon to Procter & Gamble. Each of these companies is contributing in special, significant ways. Frankly, while AOC, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders criticize major corporations, those major corporations are doing incredible things. Greg Hayes of Raytheon/United Technologies spoke at yesterday’s briefing. Here’s what he said:

As one of the world’s largest defense contractors and some of the best technology, we’re using that technology to try and solve some real-world problems. Today, we’re working with the Air Force to try and help pilots as they’re moving medical evacuees with the COVID-19 virus, such that they can be protected and that the patients can be protected.

Again, we’re working also with logistics. And if you think about a war, strategy is important, but logistics wins war. It’s imperative, I think, with FEMA, along with the Mr. Navarro’s office, that we coordinate all of these activities. Last week, we donated about 90,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to FEMA. Next week, we’ll have another almost million. Again, working through our supply chain partners around the world.

We’re also this week, beginning the manufacture of face shields. Using the additive technologies that we have and the machines that we have available within UTC, we’ll be able to produce approximately 10,000 shields in the next four weeks, again, all needed equipment. We stand ready to help in any way we can.

I don’t care whether a company is big, small or in-between. If they’re playing by the laws of the land and they’re helping out nation during a crisis, that’s all I worry about. If they make tons of profits by manufacturing a great product or a series of great products, hallelujah!

What this election will come down to is trustworthiness. Why trust Democrats when their allies at CNN, the Washington Post and the NY Times intentionally misleads us? Check out Don Lemon’s statement that admits he wants to mislead people:

CNN host Don Lemon said Monday, “I’m not actually sure, if you want to be honest, that we [should] carry that live. I think we should run snippets. I think we should do it afterwards and get the pertinent points to the American people because he’s [President Trump] never, ever going to tell you the truth.”

Trusting Don Lemon or Jim Acosta to pick out what’s pertinent is frightening. Trusting them (or MSDNC) to put those quotes into proper context is like trusting the networks to treat the Covington Catholic kids fairly. Give me a break.

Then again, it might not matter. If Joe Biden in the Democrats’ nominee, Democrats can kiss their ass good-bye.

Last week, Nancy Pelosi got caught lying. If you’re saying to yourself ‘I didn’t see anything in the NY Times or on CNN, ask yourself when the last time was that you saw a negative headline against a Democrat legislator. Notice that I didn’t say a Democrat. The NY Times and CNN run negative headlines all the time against Democrat candidates. That’s entirely different. But I digress.

Pelosi got caught trying to put Democrat policy initiatives into the coronavirus bill. This happened while doctors and other medical personnel didn’t have enough ventilators or personal protective equipment, aka PPE. This is how Pelosi defended herself:

It wasn’t pretty. Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones laid it out perfectly. Nothing in the article above helps Pelosi, either:

“His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment … to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know,” Pelosi said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Pelosi held up the relief bill and she’s got the chutzpah to insist that President Trump’s delays, whatever they are, have killed people? She can’t be serious. Pelosi insisted on changes to election laws as part of this emergency bill. We have federal elections, not national elections. The elections are for federal positions but they’re administered by state and local governments.

President Clinton frequently said that states were the laboratories of democracy. He’s right about that. Apparently, Pelosi isn’t interested in perfecting democracies. She simply wants total control. This November, thoughtful people should throw her out of her position of prominence. Kevin McCarthy is the right fit for Speaker because he actually listens to his constituents. The last time Pelosi listened to her constituents happened when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Pelosi’s agenda isn’t America’s agenda. In 2009-10, Pelosi’s agenda included 2 things: first, passing the ACA, next, passing Cap & Trade. Democrats lost 63 seats in the House that year. This time as Speaker-in-name-only, Pelosi’s agenda has been impeachment and resistance. The odds of her holding the Speaker’s Gavel are between slim and none and slim just left town. Rather than pushing a positive agenda that the American people approve of, Pelosi has pushed one anti-Trump initiative after another.

She hasn’t done a thing to fix the health care system. She’s pushed impeachment while the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Then, she tried playing chicken with Mitch McConnell while the COVID-19 pandemic spread. After the Senate acquitted President Trump, Pelosi, AOC and the rest of the Democrats did nothing to prepare us for COVID-19. The first hearing Democrats held on the COVID-19 virus was on March 4 in the Homeland Security Committee:

That’s over a month after President Trump issued his travel ban with China. Pelosi’s Democrats have been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting us from pandemics. That’s because they’ve focused their time on frivolous impeachment hearings. PS- The House Homeland Security Committee has held 3 hearings on COVID-19. The last hearing was March 11. That’s pathetic.

While people die in New York, California, Illinois and Louisiana, Homeland Security did virtually nothing. I won’t say that the blood of the victims is on their hands. That’s clearly on China’s hands. What I’m totally confident in saying, though, is that House Democrats didn’t pay attention to COVID-19. They spent their attention on impeaching President Trump without mentioning a crime.

If that isn’t the definition of do-nothing Democrats, then it doesn’t exist.

If you’re reading articles predicting the Apocalypse, put the computer down, stop reading what you’re reading, then start trusting Dr. Anthony Fauci. That’s Dr. Drew Pinsky’s RX to the nation. Pinsky calls Dr. Fauci the nation’s “North Star” on these things. Pinsky then said that he’s got faith in Dr. Fauci and in the research doctors at the CDC and NIH.

Dr. Pinsky said that he’s intrigued by the hydroxychloroquine and the azithromycin. In fact, he said “I see a lot of good news in a lot of domains. I was on television with Dr. Oz last night. We both agreed that we both need 2 pieces of information to really change the course of this thing. I want a little more peer review data on the use of the malaria medicine, the Hydroxychloroquine showing significant benefit of treatment and, perhaps, prophylactic activity of the same medication.”

The point is that there’s tons of reasons to be optimistic. As Dr. Drew points out, there are a number of treatments that wouldn’t need to go through the entire approval process because they’ve already been through that process for a different use. In his interview with Greg Gutfeld, Dr. Drew said that he’s upset with the reporting, saying that the media seems intent on pushing the most extreme stories in their attempt to panic people.

The media’s goal is to increase readership. What actually happens, though, is that people panic. The media have done a fine job of increasing the panic

Because the Communist Chinese Party didn’t tell the world about the Wuhan coronavirus, the pandemic is infecting, hurting and killing more people than needed to happen. Had the Communist Chinese Party been honest people who cared about being responsible leaders, it’s possible we wouldn’t have to take the dramatic steps that we’re now forced into taking. Remember that they’re the people Mike Bloomberg does business with and that Joe Biden thinks that the Chinese “are not bad folks, folks”:

Unlike Joe Biden, Marc Thissen is an honest guy. He has a different take on things:

Want to know why the U.S. economy is in free fall? Why restaurants and bars are closing, putting millions out of work, and why the airline industry is facing possible bankruptcy? Why schools across the nation are shutting down, leaving students to fall behind and parents without safe places to send their children everyday? Why the stock market is plummeting, wiping out the retirement and college savings of millions of Americans? Why the elderly are isolated in nursing homes and tens of millions who don’t have the option of teleworking have no idea how they will pay their bills?

Answer: Because China is a brutal totalitarian dictatorship.

We are in the midst of a pandemic lockdown today because the Chinese Communist regime cared more about suppressing information than suppressing a virus. Doctors in Wuhan knew in December that the coronavirus was capable of human-to-human transmission because medical workers were getting sick. But as late as Jan. 15, the head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared on state television that “the risk of human-to-human transmission is low.”

These are the people that Joe Biden says “aren’t bad folks, folks”? Don’t feed me BS that they’ve changed. They haven’t changed. Biden changed. President Trump calls Biden Sleepy Joe. After this, perhaps we should call him Sellout Joe instead. Is this what “not bad folks, folks” do?

If the regime had taken action as soon as human-to-human transmission was detected, it might have contained the virus and prevented a global pandemic. Instead, Chinese officials punished doctors for trying to warn the public and suppressed information that might have saved lives. According to the Times of London, Chinese doctors who had identified the pathogen in early December received a gag order from China’s National Health Commission with instructions to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news.

I’m betting that if you polled the American people, they’d overwhelmingly say that the Chinese leaders are evil, disgusting autocrats.

I won’t say that President Trump’s handling of this crisis has been perfect but he’s done some things that’ve been game-changers. For instance, calling in the CEOs of major industries (think CVS, Walmart, Walgreen, Target, etc.) and asking for their help. Think about empowering private testing companies to start putting together testing kits. Think about shutting down flights with China. That last thing alone was huge.

If China were an open and transparent society, with an accountable government, Americans might not be on lockdown today. What can we do about it? We obviously can’t turn China into a democracy. But we can hold China accountable for its behavior and put a price on its lies and oppression. We can reaffirm that the advance of freedom, transparency and rule of law are central objectives of U.S. foreign policy, because the lives and safety of our citizens depend on it. And we can lay the blame for this crisis where it belongs: at the feet of the Chinese Communist Party.

Another thing we must do is uproot our manufacturing of medical supplies from China, then have them manufactured here in the United States. We can’t afford to be held hostage by brutal dictators.

We can’t be held hostage by Joe Biden’s friends. This fall, when you enter the voting booth, remember who raised tariffs on China when China when they didn’t obey US laws. Remember who thinks that a brutal communist dictatorship are “not bad folks, folks.” Then ask which man’s beliefs align most with yours. I’m betting that most honest people will vote Trump if this is the most important question to them.

UPDATE: Roger Simon’s article pretty much agrees with my post that Joe Biden can’t be trusted with dealing with China:

Joe Biden is the last man who should be dealing with that. This isn’t only because it wasn’t long ago that Biden blithely dismissed the notion that China was an enemy (before walking that back following a barrage of criticism). Nor is it just because of the intimations of corruption with his son and others that involve China, as well as Ukraine, which should be reason enough by itself.

Sellout Joe knows too many of China’s dishonest leaders. What’s worst is that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) knows that Sellout Joe is spineless enough to push around. Sellout Joe might put up a brave front initially but that won’t last long before he caves.

After reading Tim Morrison’s op-ed, one wonders who’s making these sloppy accusations. My first instinct is to blame it on Democrats. That’s because they’ve been throwing out nasty rumors about President Trump since he took office.

According to Morrison’s op-ed, “It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, ‘dissolved the office’ at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious.”

This fits the Democrats’ deceitful theme that President Trump is flying by the seat of his pants with this crisis. While I can’t give President Trump a 10 on his handling of the virus, there’s certainly plenty to give him credit for. Let’s start with his travel bans with China and Europe. The travel ban with China is especially important.

While Democrats were holding the trial for President Trump’s far-fetched impeachment, President Trump put the China travel ban in place. Joe Biden accused President Trump of being xenophobic.

Now, Tim Morrison has first-hand proof that this accusation is false. The part of the NSC that Joe Biden and other Democrats said was closed was false from the start. Morrison knows because he ran that office before handing it off to another person, who is still running that office. I don’t know of better proof than that. This is important:

As The Post reported in 2015, from the Clinton administration to the Obama administration’s second term, the NSC’s staff “had quadrupled in size, to nearly 400 people.” That is why Trump began streamlining the NSC staff in 2017.

Though Morrison didn’t say this, I suspect that the main reason for the downsizing the NSC is because that’s where major parts of the Swamp lived. It makes sense, therefore, that the Swamp hit the Trump administration for eliminating the NSC, which is a part of the Swamp’s operation. Videos like this are just part of the Democrats’ smear campaign:

At a time when we need people coming together, Democrats are engaging in smear campaigns. How pathetic.

Joe Biden tried to sell himself as a leader on Wednesday. Because large portions of Biden’s speech seemed plagiarized, conservatives wondered why Biden wasn’t scrutinized for the 2009-10 outbreak of the H1N1 Swine Flu. Before we get into the H1N1 statistics of 2009-10, let’s check the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus statistics website.

According to that website, US health officials have confirmed 2,174 coronavirus infections. That ranks the US eighth in the world. Of the 5,429 deaths worldwide attributed to coronavirus, just 41 are from the United States. That’s seventh in the world, far behind 3,075 in Hubei, China, 1,266 in all of Italy and 514 in Iran.

Early in his speech on the coronavirus, VP Biden said “We will lead by science. The World Health Organization has now officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Downplaying it, being overly dismissive or spreading misinformation is only going to hurt us…” Let’s focus on the “being overly dismissive” portion of that sentence for a moment.

This chart shows how much deadlier the 2009-10 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic was than this virus:

In the US 2009-10 Swine Flu Pandemic, 60,000,000 people got infected. Over 12,000 people died. Coverage of the pandemic was virtually nonexistent. President Obama didn’t declare a national emergency until months after Swine Flu had been detected. Here’s the current top-of-the-page headlines on Drudge:

I’d say that someone’s a little freaked out. Six patients per bed? That might happen if we didn’t flatten the curve. Thankfully, President Trump restricted travel from China and Europe. If he hadn’t done that in January (while Democrats were trying him for impeachment), we would’ve had a much bigger explosion of COVID-19 cases.

Sleepy Joe said that shutting off travel is racist and xenophobic. He’s more worried about winning popularity contests than he’s worried about saving lives. Joe’s policy, as stated in his speech, is to work with other countries so we don’t get shut out from the family of nations.

President Trump’s policy is to prevent the loss of American lives to the greatest extent possible. Period. With President Trump, America First isn’t just about economics. His job, as he sees it and as Americans see it, it to put America first in all aspects of life without apologies.

David Gergen’s op-ed offers insight into a Biden administration:

For months, commentators have wondered whether there will be a return to normality after President Trump leaves office. In his address Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden left no doubt that if elected, that’s exactly what he intends. His speech was for the most part well crafted, his ideas were reasonable, his words calm and reassuring, and he related well with working people and the vulnerable. In short, this was a classic presidential speech.

Biden’s speech was, for the most part, plagiarized from President Trump’s speech. (Old habits die hard. Think Neil Kinnock.) Does that mean that Gergen likes President Trump’s policies?

The MSM protected President Obama. The MSM constantly attack President Trump for making the right decisions. President Trump isn’t politically correct. He just makes terrific decisions. I prefer a leader that makes the right decisions frequently over a follower (Biden) who plays nice with others. Democrats want to be liked. Republicans strive to be right.

About 3 minutes into this speech, former VP Joe Biden made statement that’s still frightening:

Biden said “Banning travel from Europe or other parts of the world may slow it but, as we’ve seen, it will not stop it.” That statement isn’t frightening because it’s wrong. It’s frightening because of this article, which says “Are public health officials overreacting to the threat posed by the virus that causes the disease COVID-19? It’s absolutely necessary, because it’s worked in the past, says medical historian Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., a University of Michigan expert who has studied the effects of similar responses to past epidemics. ‘An outbreak anywhere can go everywhere,’ he says. And right now, ‘We all need to pitch in to try to prevent cases both within ourselves and in our communities.'”

Markel then explains “The tall, skinny curve is bad – it means that a lot of people will get sick at once, in a short period of time because we don’t take enough steps to prevent the virus from spreading from person to person. Most people won’t get sick enough to need a hospital. But those who do could overwhelm the number of beds and care teams that our nation’s hospitals have available.”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out that a hospital that gets filled with lots of very sick patients at the same time isn’t likely to have as many of them survive as if a smaller amount of patients arrive at the clinic or hospital. Simply put so VP Biden can understand it, “flattening the curve” gives physicians the highest odds of treating patients successfully. Put differently, flattening the curve saves lives.

While that doesn’t “stop it”, slowing it down matters. That’s probably beyond Biden’s intellectual capacity but that’s why I’m thankful that he’s a former vice president, not the current president.

“If you don’t have as many cases coming to the hospitals and clinics at once, it can actually lower the number of total deaths from the virus and from other causes,” [Markel] says. “And, importantly, it buys us time for university and government scientists, and industry, to create new therapies, medications and potentially a vaccine.”

Following the Biden Plan potentially leads to more fatalities than by following the Trump Strategy. Health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Debbie Birx and others have testified that President Trump’s travel ban with China saved lives.

I’ll trust experts like Fauci and Birx rather than trusting a blowhard politician like Joe Biden.

It’s stunning when you come face-to-face with CNN’s blatant bias. The sloppy reporting and the assumptions are offensive. If you think that I’m talking about Jim Acosta, that’s understandable. That isn’t who I’m talking about, though. I’m referring to Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst. I’m talking about today’s article from Monday.

First, let’s hear what Mr. Bergen thinks of President Trump. We needn’t be Sherlock Holmes to find that out. Bergen supplies the words when he said “First, Trump doesn’t do any homework. As reported in my book, ‘Trump and his Generals,’ in early 2017 Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, told Trump’s former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, that Trump never studied an issue: ‘Trump is a guy who never went to class. Never got the syllabus. Never bought a book. Never took a note. He basically comes in the night before the final exams after partying all night, puts on a pot of coffee, takes your notes, memorizes what he’s got to memorize. Walks in at eight o’clock in the morning and gets whatever grade he needs. That’s the reason he doesn’t like professors. He doesn’t like being lectured to.'”

Clearly, Bergen isn’t an analyst like Brit Hume is a political analyst at Fox News. Hume is a professional; Bergen isn’t. Bergen’s implication is that President Trump is either stupid or lazy in addition to being egotistical. That doesn’t match with the results. While he was investigated and impeached in the House and being tried in the Senate, President Trump put together a task force to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Going against the advice of his advisors, President Trump put in place a two-way travel ban with China. At the time, VP Biden wrote this:

Trump’s demonstrated failures of judgment and his repeated rejection of science make him the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health challenge. So far, Trump has blithely tweeted that ‘it will all work out well.’ Yet the steps he has taken as president have only weakened our capacity to respond.

Sean Hannity put together a timeline that included this statement from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:

The US scored 83.5 and ranked first in 5 of 6 categories: prevention, early detection and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and robust health system, and compliance with international norms.

On Jan. 7, 2020, “a new coronavirus (SARS CoV-02) was identified from these patients.” On “January 31, 2020, the Trump administration declared a ‘public health emergency.'” That meant that people returning from “areas most impacted were subjected to mandatory quarantine” on military bases.

By comparison, the Obama/Biden administration waited 6 months before declaring the H1N1 virus a public health emergency. In that 6 months, 1,000 people died of H1N1. Let’s compare: 6 months, 1,000 deaths with H1N1, 3 weeks, 6 deaths with COVID-19. Media judgment: Trump is incompetent, Obama walks on water. Next, let’s examine the medical personnel that’s on Team Trump:

Here’s the timeline video:

Trump should spend less time campaigning in places where he isn’t even on the ballot (South Carolina) and bone up on some briefing books, start listening to some experts, including those who challenge his preconceptions, and start acting like the president of all Americans.

Does Bergen sound like a national security analyst? Or does he sound like another third-rate political hack hired by CNN? I’m voting for the latter.

Byron York’s article should bother everyone from across the political spectrum. It isn’t just about Russian interference. As Byron puts it, “On Feb. 13, the House Intelligence Committee held a meeting at which intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections. By several accounts, the officials told the committee that Russia is working to reelect President Trump.”

Later, Byron added “The Republicans’ objection was not to the idea that Russia is trying to interfere in a U.S. election. That is an accepted fact. The problem was the assessment that Russia is specifically trying to help reelect Trump. That claim, so incendiary in the 2016 election, was unsupported by the evidence, they said.”

This throws the entire briefing into question:

“How should reporting take place?” one member said later. “You would say, ‘We believe X is true based on A, B, C, and D.’ When that doesn’t happen, it’s very suspect.”

“If you’re going to make an accusation like that, you darn well better be ready to answer questions and have evidence to support it,” said another member. When pressed, the member added that officials gave “very vague and unsatisfying answers.”

If the Intel Community can’t tell Congress what they’ve learned with specificity, then that’s questioning the briefing’s credibility. As the one unidentified member said, the IC “darn well better be ready to answer questions and have evidence to support it” if they’re making such accusations.

As they left the meeting, Republicans agreed that the news would leak soon. It almost seemed to be why Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee chairman and impeachment leader, called the meeting in the first place.

This is the committee that shouldn’t be partisan. That’s why Adam Schiff is the worst choice to be a member of it, much less chairman of it. That’s why it isn’t just important to clean out the Intel Community. That’s why it’s essential.

Adam Schiff isn’t the only Democrat that shouldn’t be trusted. Jim Himes is another Democrat that shouldn’t be trusted. Here’s why:

For example, not long after the story broke, Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, an intelligence committee member, appeared on CNN. “I can’t talk about what happened in a classified setting,” Himes said. “But … you don’t need an intelligence briefing to think about what Vladimir Putin might want. Would he want a return to sort of conventional, much more confrontational policy with respect to Russia? Or might he want a president who will criticize everybody on the planet except Vladimir Putin?”

Himes’s point was clear: I can’t talk about it, but of course Putin is working to reelect Trump.

Again, assumptions without proof. If you’re making the assertion that the Russians are interfering in the election, that’s one thing. If you’re claiming that they’re interfering with the purpose of helping a presidential candidate, you’d better have tons of rock solid proof to verify that. This sounds like Schiff’s handiwork.

During the impeachment hearings and in the impeachment trial, Adam Schiff made wild accusations that he didn’t support with verifiable facts. He’d make these allegations, then say that they’re supported by hearsay testimony. That isn’t proof. That’s an unsubstantiated allegation. It’s the equivalent of saying ‘I know he’s guilty because I have a vendetta against him. He’s evil.’ That isn’t proof of anything except that the person making the statement has a vendetta against the accused.

Apparently, the question isn’t whether the IC will interfere in this election. The question apparently is whether Ric Grenell can start cleaning out the nasties in the IC before the election.

Shelby Pierson, the woman who allegedly briefed members of the House Intel Committee, aka the House Committee for Leaking Classified Information, shouldn’t have briefed the Committee last week. That’s the gospel according to Bryan Dean Wright, a self-identified Democrat. Wright also was a former CIA officer. Pierson was allegedly the briefer who told Committee members that Russia was attempting to interfere with the 2020 presidential election and that Russia wanted President Trump to win.

This weekend, Fake News CNN reported “The US intelligence community’s top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this month, three national security officials told CNN. The official, Shelby Pierson, told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump get reelected.”

According to Laura Ingraham, Pierson “has a reputation of being injudicious with her words.” Wright said that “Well, when the Intelligence Community sends a briefer to Capitol Hill, they aren’t sending us their best.” Later, Wright said “She was a career satellite imagery specialist. Why, then, did DNI Coats select her for this role in the depths of political analysis, the nuance necessary for that?”

John Ratcliffe, one of the smartest members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, nailed it when he told Maria Bartiromo “Look, I’m not trying to be hyperbolic here, but I don’t know anyone in the last three years who has done more to help Vladimir Putin and Russia with their efforts to sow the seeds of discord in American elections and American election security than Adam Schiff has.”

Frankly, that’s being too nice to Schiff. It isn’t that Schiff hasn’t helped Putin a lot. It’s that, in addition to that, Schiff couldn’t identify exculpatory evidence that exonerates a Republican if Schiff’s life depended on it. When I wrote this post, I quoted Rep. Ratcliffe as saying “the narrative often from Democrats and the media is that Republicans don’t think the Russians have meddled in our election. They did. They meddled in 2016, they are going to meddle in 2020. That’s not the issue. The issue is why Russia is being so successful in shaking American confidence in the integrity of our elections. And the reason is, it’s because Democrats keep perpetuating and accentuating and proliferating Russian propaganda for their political gain and for their political motivation against Donald Trump.”

It’s time for Democrats to put the US first instead of putting themselves first. Democrats used to be patriots. Democrats aren’t patriots anymore. They’re really anarchists.

That reality, not the briefing, is the bombshell.