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Marc Thiessen’s article is exactly right in saying that President “Trump cleaned Biden’s clock on race.” If this election was based solely on who’s done more to improve the lives of minority communities, President Trump would win with a lopsided margin. Unfortunately, the older black community will vote Democrat out of loyalty for the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The good news for Republicans is that younger black men don’t feel that unity with the Democratic Party.

Thiessen’s article continues, saying “Moderator Kristen Welker asked both candidates whether they understood the fears of Black and brown families who worry their children “could be targeted, including by the police, for no reason other than the color of their skin.” When it was Trump’s turn to answer, he said “Yes, I do” and laid out his record, including opportunity zones to bring investment into struggling Black communities, substantial funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, prison reform and criminal justice reform. By contrast, he said, Biden has “been in government for 47 years. He never did a thing except in 1994 when he did such harm to the Black community” with his crime bill.”

Biden’s feeble response was rejected in this exchange:

Biden responded by trying to take credit for Trump’s success on criminal justice reform, saying “The very law he’s talking about is the law that, in fact, initiated by Barack Obama.” But Trump kept pressing him on why he and Obama didn’t pass it? “You were vice president,” Trump said. “You keep talking about all these things you’re going to do … but you were there just a short time ago and you guys did nothing.”

Why should people think that Biden will get things done when he hasn’t done anything in 8 years as the vice president and 36 years as a senator? President Trump had it exactly right when he said of Biden that Joe is “all talk and no action”:

Let me be exceptionally clear about this election. It won’t be as close as the ‘experts’ are predicting. President Trump will win re-election with at least 306 electoral votes. It’s possible that President Trump finishes with ~350 electoral votes. If I was making my final prediction today, which I’m not, I’d predict President Trump winning the states he won the first time, then adding New Hampshire, New Mexico and Minnesota. Colorado, Nevada and Virginia would be darkhorse possibilities.

In addition to President Trump winning this fight, President Trump also won on the issue of fracking. Rather, Joe Biden lost on fracking by trying to be all things to all people. Instead of threading the proverbial needle, Biden chose to play Russian Roulette.

Paul Bedard’s article is another in a lengthy list of articles that dig beneath the numbers put forth by the polls. That’s why it’s such worthwhile reading. Paul’s article starts by saying “In the 13 reelection events since returning to the campaign trail following his COVID-19 diagnosis, President Trump has attracted more than 167,000 rally goers, many of them first-time voters and even more who are not Republicans.” That’s an average of almost 13,000 people per event.

It continues, saying “According to GOP rally data posted by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, the Trump airport campaign events strongly suggest that he is building out his base and that media reports the president is only talking to his core constituency are wrong.” I’m perfectly content if the MSM thinks that this is a fight of the Democrats’ base vs. the Republicans’ base. That isn’t the match-up that’s happening. That’s why most of the polls are wrong. On November 3, the MSM will be wrong again. Here’s what RNC Chairperson Ronna McDaniel tweeted recently:


The thing that’s worth paying attention to is the fact that one-fourth of the people at the Trump rally in Sanford didn’t vote in 2016. The question that hasn’t gotten asked is this: why were they activated to vote in 2020? One-seventh of the people at the Trump rally in Sanford haven’t voted since 2010. Why are they voting now? This video featuring CNBC’s Steve Kornacki is definitely worth watching:

Don’t trust the polls. They’re as worthless as the initial COVID models were. Between the new voters registering and true moderate Democrats voting for Trump, this election has a shot at being a pretty good year for Republicans nationwide.

This article highlights the matchup of the final 2 weeks of the presidential campaign. The article starts by saying “Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had nearly three times as much cash in his campaign coffers than President Trump at the start of this month, according to the latest fundraising filings from both major party nominees.” Next, it says “The former vice president’s campaign had more than $177 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday evening. Trump’s reelection campaign reported $63.1 million in the bank.”

The Trump volunteer army numbers 2,500,000. That’s the biggest volunteer army in the history of US politics. They’ve made over 130,000,000 voter contacts thus far. The article doesn’t talk about the power of President Trump’s rallies or the importance of a compelling message. It also didn’t talk about the lazy campaign that former Vice President Biden has run.

This segment of The Story highlights the Trafalgar Group’s polling. What’s important is that Trafalgar doesn’t use the same methods as the network polling. It’s worth noting that the network polling in 2016 was virtually worthless. Trafalgar’s was very accurate. Trafalgar correctly identified the hidden Trump voters in 2016 that the networks didn’t. But I digress.

President Trump was outspent by Hillary 4 years ago. Thankfully, there never was a Hillary administration. What Trump had going for him were his rallies and the RNC GOTV effort. After his election, President Trump installed Ronna McDaniel as RNC Chairperson. That was a brilliant decision. He also started recruiting volunteers for his 2020 campaign. Thanks to these decisions, President Trump started putting together a GOTV operation that’s unprecedented.

All the pundits complaining about the mistakes that President Trump is supposedly making will find out Election Night that they’re wrong again. President Trump’s understanding of the American people is unsurpassed. When President Trump goes after Hunter Biden’s corruption, what he’s actually doing is draining the Swamp. That’s one of his core promises. Promises made, promises kept. They’ll never learn.

In his final address from the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan said that he never won a victory that the American people didn’t win for him first. President Trump is the leader of this populist movement but he didn’t start the movement. Trusting him is the equivalent of trusting the movement he’s leading to victory.

I trust President Trump’s instincts. You should, too.

Joe Biden is up a paddle without a creek. He’s trying to convince America that we’re doing terribly when we’re actually starting to recover. Trish Regan’s article highlights some of the things that are going right:

For example, unemployment is coming down. Indeed, at 7.9%, it’s about half what people thought it would be at this time. Meanwhile, the economy is expected to log its highest growth in history this quarter, with the Atlanta Fed predicting a gain of 33%. Meanwhile, earnings are coming in strong as shown by both Goldman Sachs today, and JP Morgan Chase yesterday. Couple that with the new rise in small businesses optimism and a new poll from Gallop which shows that 56% of the country says it’s better off NOW than four years ago…and, well, things are increasingly seeming rather GOOD.

The 33% increase in GDP is real but it’s artificial, too. It’s artificial in the sense that it’s up from virtually nothing because of the shutdown. Though Joe Biden disagrees, things are heading in the right direction.

Let’s stick with the economy and see why it’s recovering. Mike Pence’s op-ed provides the right information:

President Trump delivered historic tax cuts and tax reform, majorly rolled back burdensome federal regulations, unleashed America’s energy sector, and fought for free and fair trade. Throughout our first three years, businesses large and small created nearly 7 million jobs, including 500,000 manufacturing jobs. Unemployment rates for African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans hit their lowest levels ever, and we achieved the lowest unemployment rate for women in 65 years.

Check this out:

President Trump has put in place policies that created one of the best economies in the past half-century. When Democrats say that we’re going through “a K-shaped recovery”, they’re lying. By Joe Biden’s dishonest definition, a K-shaped recovery means that the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. According to Larry Kudlow, that isn’t happening. Wages are increasing faster for lower wage earners than for white collar income earners.

Vice President Biden doesn’t have a winning message on the economy. That’s why he hasn’t told the truth about it. He’s shifted his story on raising taxes multiple times in recent months. He’s said that he’d eliminate the Trump tax cuts, which included lots of middle class tax cuts. The Trump tax cuts also increased the per child tax credit. That was in his first debate with President Trump. Later in that debate, he said that he’d only raise taxes on those making $400,000 a year. You can’t have it both ways.

Katie Pavlich’s latest Townhall column should frighten the daylights out of the Biden campaign. This afternoon, a Biden surrogate said that rally attendance doesn’t equal votes. I disagree with that. I wrote here about something that Brad Parscale said the day before the New Hampshire Primary.

Parscale said “96.6% of the people who attend a Trump rally wind up voting for him.” Additionally, Parscale said that “if a person who attends a Trump rally and who makes a contribution, the chances of that voter returning and voting for Trump jumps to 98.4%.” That sounds to me like attending a Trump rally eventually turns into voting for President Trump. But I digress. Back to the Pavlich article. She quoted RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s tweet:


This isn’t a fluke. It’s been happening at Trump rally after Trump rally. If it happens occasionally, it’s a bit fluky. If it happens frequently, it’s a pattern. This fits as a pattern.

This is from today:


One last tweet:


Put these statistics together points to one thing — a solid Trump victory. Hopefully, that equates to unified GOP governance. Finally, what these statistics don’t point to is a blue wave. You can write that wave off.

Joe Biden’s panic for the Hunter Biden-Burisma scandal is showing. RedState is reporting that the Biden presidential campaign won’t have any public appearances until Thursday night’s debate in Memphis. Supposedly, he’s off the trail for “debate prep.” If you aren’t buying that, you aren’t alone.

That isn’t the only reason for Biden’s panic. The MSM has been pushing the narrative that the Hunter Biden-Burisma scandal is a “Russian disinformation operation.” This morning, DNI Ratcliffe shot that narrative to smithereens.

Meanwhile, one-trick pony Adam Schiff insists that the e-mails are part of a Russian disinformation operation. John Ratcliffe totally shreds the Schiff misinformation operation during his interview with Maria Bartiromo:

“It’s funny that some of the people who complain the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing the intelligence,” Ratcliffe said. “Unfortunately, it is Adam Schiff who said the intelligence community believes the Hunter Biden laptop and emails on it are part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”

He added: “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”

That’s coming from the guy who sees the most intelligence in the US with the exception of the President. By now, it’s apparent that this isn’t just a smear campaign against the Biden campaign. By now, it’s apparent that this scandal is real and that the proof for it is legitimate and verified.

This article explains what’s happening in Minnesota. It’s long been known that Minnesota’s political landscape was changing. The last 4 years, though, have shown that the pace of change accelerated.

The article opens by saying “Ask Larry Cuffe why, after decades of voting for Democrats, he voted for Donald Trump four years ago, and he’ll talk about his distrust of Hillary Clinton and the need to get northern Minnesota’s mines back to work. Ask the former police officer why he’s sticking with Trump in 2020 and the list is very much longer.” The simplest way of putting things is by saying that President Trump has kept most of his promises to Blue Collar America. He hasn’t been perfect but he’s worked tirelessly to do what he promised. The political establishment hasn’t worked hard to support the lunchpail crowd.

Andrea Zupancich, a real estate agent and part-time mayor of the small city of Babbitt who also voted for Obama and signed the letter in support of Trump, twice testified to Congress that China dumping cheap steel on the US was killing her community. She said the imports drove down demand for iron ore from the mines around Babbitt which cost jobs, battered the local economy and drove people to leave the city. “We were pleading with Obama to do something about this. He started doing a little bit and then it just kind of fizzled,” she said.

Zupancich credits Trump for standing up to China by imposing tariffs on its steel that she says has injected new life into the industry in the US and the Iron Range. “The tariffs, that is causing an equal playing field for the selling of our steel, so we’ve noticed an increase in the mines’ production. We see that they’re hiring people, they’re putting money back into the mines. They’re planning on mining for a while,” she said.

The next time Joe Biden insists that President Trump took over a booming economy, then ruined it, throw this back in his face. The Obama-Biden administration hurt the Iron Range in northeast Minnesota and steel mill towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

President Trump got rid of the Obama regulations that revitalized the energy industry. Now we’re energy independent and energy dominant. President Trump imposed tariffs on China when they tried cheap steel into the US. It didn’t take long for China to stop dumping steel into the US. When the China steel dumping stopped, the Iron Range’s economy was revitalized. The Obama-Biden administration was mostly about career politicians flapping their gums. The Trump administration specializes in fixing economic problems.

“We are sitting on a half a trillion dollars’ worth of copper and nickel,” said Zupancich. “We import all our nickel whereas we could provide 90% of the world’s nickel and the state would really benefit. The mining taxes pay for our schools for the entire state.”

The plan ran into opposition from Minnesota Democrats over environmental concerns. To Zupancich it didn’t make sense if a ban on mining in northern Minnesota means the minerals then come from countries such as China or Russia with lower environmental and other standards.

I started my political night watching Joe Biden answer softball questions from George Stephanopoulos. After hearing 5 Biden lies in the first 3+ minutes, though, I had to bail. Joe Biden is insufferable. I was DVRing both candidates’ townhalls so I switched in the hopes of seeing a more entertaining debate.

Unfortunatel, I was treated to Savannah Guthrie interrogating questioning President Trump for the first 16 minutes of the NBC townhall. The bad news is that Ms. Guthrie had little respect for President Trump. The good news is that President Trump handled Guthrie’s hostility with magnanimity … to a point. One thing that President Trump was asked was to condemn white supremacy to 8,475th time. He condemned it in strong, unambiguous terms, then added that Joe Biden should be asked to condemn Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other Democrat hate organizations.

President Trump didn’t raise his voice. He wasn’t argumentative but it sent a clear message. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Guthrie started soliciting questions from the audience. Last night’s ‘townhalls’ weren’t legitimate townhalls. Biden’s event was like a Guthy-Renker infomercial. President Trump’s event was more like an interrogation. That’s fine. Trump’s a big boy. He handled things just fine:

This is disgusting:

One of the questioners at the ABC-hosted event was Nathan Osburn, a former speechwriter for the Obama White House. Osburn specifically worked for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department under the Obama-Biden administration and at the Small Business Administration.

Here’s a softball, Joe. Hit it out of the park. Sheesh. You’d think that these activists/DNC operatives would learn that they don’t get away with this. The Democrats’ heavyhanded tactics will cost Democrats this election. When the dust settles, the MSM will have helped Republicans strip Pelosi of her speaker’s gavel. Republicans will enlarge their Senate majority and give President Trump another 4 years in office.

The people have had enough. The backlash is building. The Democrats’ tactics will have failed. Democrats have ignored Main Street. Democrats are now the Party of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, the Party of Antifa and BLM.

Barack Obama will campaign with Joe Biden in an attempt to salvage what little is left of President Obama’s tattered legacy. An aide to the former president told ABC News that “President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden – as he’s said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3.”

It isn’t surprising that President Obama will campaign with Joe Biden. It’s just that President Obama is past his sell-by date. President Obama got fewer votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. That’s the only time in history that a US president got re-elected with fewer votes than for election.

Obama has participated in several fundraisers on behalf of Biden’s campaign and gave a primetime speech during the Democratic National Convention in which he excoriated President Donald Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and extolled Biden’s leadership.

The former president has yet to travel to any of the traditional battleground states to campaign for Biden, mostly due to the greatly reduced in-person footprint the former vice president’s team has stuck to amid the ongoing pandemic.

The only battleground cities where President Obama might be welcome are Detroit, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Frankly, I’m not certain that he’d be welcome in Pittsburgh. Here’s why:

Compare that with this:

President Trump’s message appealed to voters because he preached the gospel of prosperity and restoration. Entire communities are getting rebuilt in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Industries have gotten rebuilt, starting with the energy industry, followed by manufacturing. Remember this?

I’d nickname President Obama Presidential Trash-Talker. I’d nickname President Trump Presidential Miracle Worker. Joe Biden is hoping that blue collar workers will forget the manufacturing jobs that disappeared during the Obama-Biden administration. I’m betting that won’t happen. If Joe Biden isn’t the recipient of divine intervention, the people will re-elect President Trump to another 4-year term in office.

Barack Obama might move the needle a little bit but he won’t move it in enough states. Democrats need to find a new savior. Right now, they don’t have one. They ran 30 (more-or-less) candidates for president. Sleepy Joe was the best of a terrible bunch.

When a Michigan militia organization was arrested for planning to kidnap Michigan’s Democrat governor, she dishonestly spoke out. One thing she said was “Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. Stand back and stand by, he told them. … Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action.”

At the first presidential debate, Democrat shill moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump “are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence that we saw in a lot of these cities…” President Trump replied “sure” which prompted Vice President Biden to say “Then do it.” Apparently, Wallace forgot that he’d asked Trump that question in March, 2016. At that time, Trump condemned racist organizations.

Gov. Whitmer’s diatribe, like Sen. Harris’s well-rehearsed “I’m speaking” lines, would sound better if President Trump hadn’t vehemently criticized the KKK, various militias, white supremacists and anti-semitic statements.

Further, Democrat co-debaters moderators should stop treating Biden with kid gloves on race. Remember this fiasco?

Here’s VP Biden at his most demeaning:

Look at how upset Biden got when asked simple questions. His response to the interviewer was to accuse his interviewer of being a drug addict. HONEST QUESTION: Does Biden lack the temperament to be president? I think he’s lacking on that. But I digress. Back to the Whitmer kidnapping article:

In one of several videos that conservative music producer Robby Starbuck located on YouTube and posted to Twitter, suspect and alleged militia member Brandon Caserta seems to be speaking negatively about the president.

“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Caserta appears to say in the video. “And it amazes me that people actually believe that, when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant.”