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Kim Strassel’s weekly column highlights the corruption in DC. Specifically, it highlights how corrupt the FBI is, how corrupt the corporate media is and how corrupt Judge Emmitt Sullivan is. Throughout the Trump administration, the FBI has been highlighted as having a corrupted upper echelon. (Notice that I used the singular, not plural, version of the word. It’s important.)

Jim Comey, Andy McCabe and Peter Strzok were particularly corrupt throughout the Flynn fiasco. As Ms. Strassel wrote, the “Flynn pardon was necessary—to correct a corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation, a rogue special counsel, an unprincipled federal judge, and an embarrassingly complicit media.” She continued, saying “Mr. Flynn advised the Trump campaign and in November 2016 was named national security adviser. The FBI had spent months monitoring him as part of its Russia-collusion fantasy, yet by Jan. 4, 2017, it had found nothing and moved to close its case. In rushed Peter Strzok—the now-disgraced then-FBI agent—to keep the investigation open. The FBI had snooped on a Flynn call to the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S.”

The FBI didn’t need to interview the National Security Adviser about his conversation; it had the transcript. Yet the bureau’s then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sandbagged Mr. Flynn, arranging for him to meet with FBI agents without a lawyer. Former FBI Director Jim Comey later gloated over the setup. The FBI also chose not to provide Mr. Flynn a standard warning against lying, to keep him comfortable. Despite all this, the agents reported—according to government notes—that they “believe that F. believes that what he said was true.” He didn’t intentionally lie.

This was always totally about getting Flynn to flip on President Trump. The FBI’s problem was that there was nothing to flip about. The Mueller report stated that there wasn’t any conspiracy “between Donald Trump and Russia, the Trump campaign and Russia” or any American and Russia.

That didn’t stop the FBI or special counsel from pressing forward:

Fast forward to Robert Mueller, who didn’t care. The FBI knew in January 2017 that its collusion investigation was a bust; it confirmed the Steele dossier was a fabrication. So Mr. Comey engineered a special counsel to salvage the FBI’s reputation by ginning up unrelated “crimes.” Mr. Mueller dredged up the Flynn interview and threatened to prosecute the former national security adviser’s son unless Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying. Facing bankruptcy, Mr. Flynn succumbed to this naked abuse of power.

Jim Comey likely won’t be prosecuted. That’s unfortunate because he’s totally reprehensible. He didn’t think twice about setting up a 3-star general.

Here’s something worth pondering. Would people that set up a 3-star general hesitate to break the law to get rid of the president he served? Let’s remember that the president he served was the target all along.

How out-of-touch is Barack Obama? Juan Williams’ puff piece shows that Obama’s narcissism knows no boundaries. In the article, Williams quotes Obama as saying “I would not have expected someone who has complete disdain for ordinary people to be able to get attention and then the following from those very same people” about Donald Trump.

That’s proof that Obama hasn’t figured the American blue collar worker out. That’s why they elected President Trump. President Trump doesn’t disdain blue collar people. He didn’t just put in place that helped their families. President Trump put in place policies that started restoring their entire communities. Many of these communities were decimated by President Obama’s policies. Today, with Biden promising to return to President Obama’s environmental policies, these communities’ prosperity hangs in the balance.

He drew a picture of the current political landscape in which “issues, facts, policies per se don’t matter as much as identity and wanting to beat the other guy … The current media environment adds to that greatly. This democracy doesn’t work if we don’t have an informed citizenry.”

In the Atlantic interview, he said with alarm, far-fetched conspiracy theories are circulated until some people “genuinely believe the Democratic Party is a front for a pedophile ring.” The power of right-wing media to distort reality “is the single biggest threat to our democracy,” Obama added.

Wow! If the Epsteins and Weinsteins fit, if their enablers look the other way, then you must admit that Democrats are perverts or enablers.

Barack Obama is a total jackass, especially for a former president. He’s always thought that he’s the nation’s moral arbiter. That’s why the nation rejected Obamaism in 2016.

Instead of maintaining the Trump foreign policy, Joe Biden essentially said that the US is heading back to the bad old days of the Obama administration. The Trump administration’s foreign policy was known for standing up to ISIS, China, Iran and North Korea.

NoKo hasn’t tested a nuclear device in 3 years. Further, they haven’t fired an ICBM in 3.5 years. Trump stood up to China while negotiating a bilateral trade policy with them. He imposed tariffs on China to let them know he wasn’t fooling around. The trade deal reflects President Trump’s America First priorities. Unfortunately, Biden plans on changing that to an internationalist, America leads-from-behind position.

In his presentation yesterday, Biden said “It’s a team that reflects that America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it. They embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies. Collectively, this team has secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory — made possible through decades of experience working with our partners.”

That’s what pacifist gibberish sounds like. When he said “this team has secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”, what he’s referring to is that John Kerry embarrassed the USA while negotiating the JCPOA and the Paris Climate Accord. Compare those ‘accomplishments’ with President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and Jared Kushner negotiating normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan.

Let’s not forget that ISIS started on Biden’s and Kerry’s watch because they pulled out of Iraq too soon. Further, Russia invaded Crimea on Biden’s and Kerry’s watch, too.

The world has changed since Biden last held office. Almost 75,000,000 voters expect politicians and diplomats to make smart decisions. Biden, Blinken and Kerry have gotten most things wrong during their careers. The question now is whether voters will hold Biden accountable for his routinely foolish decisions. As Robert Gates once said in his book, Biden has been wrong about every major foreign policy issue over the past 40+ years. Unfortunately, I don’t expect that to change, mostly because he hasn’t noticed that he’s made any mistakes.

Listing President Trump’s accomplishments is a lengthier responsibility than Democrats admit. In virtually every category, there’s something historic to talk about. That’s why a Biden administration better tread lightly. That’s why President Obama’s legacy is getting belittled by serious people.

Economy

First, President Trump’s record is filled with historic accomplishments. President Trump’s policies directly resulted in the lowest minority unemployment rates in history. Wages for blue collar workers grew twice as fast as for white collar workers. Pre-COVID, consumer confidence and small business were at all-time highs. Best of all, people were leaving the poverty rolls in major numbers. That’s because President Trump listened to Sen. Tim Scott in implementing Sen. Scott’s Opportunity Zones provisions into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Next, President Trump worked with Congress to get rid of the Obama-Biden regulations that’d hurt the energy industry. That led to the US becoming energy independent and the largest energy producer in the world. (Under Obama, we were reliant on oil from the world’s hotspots. The result? Gas prices are cheap and home heating bills are affordable again.

Most importantly, President Trump started bringing our medical supply chains home while increasing medical manufacturing in the USA. As a result of CCOVID, we found out how reliant we are on China for PPE, the manufacture of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical products. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and Peter Navarro’s work, those supply chains are coming home.

It remains to be seen if Joe Biden will continue with this or if he’ll foolishly reverse course. Biden’s biggest supporters are Wall Street financiers and globalists. That bunch hates President Trump’s America First policies.

COVID

I wrote here about the White House Fact Sheet on the actions President Trump took to combat COVID. It’s worth repeating some of the details of what he did:

  1. At the President’s urging, private companies shifted production to supplying masks, ventilators, hand sanitizer, testing supplies, and more.
  2. President Trump has acted under the Defense Production Act more than 30 times to ensure we have the supplies we need.
  3. President Trump understood early on that in order to defeat this virus once and for all and protect Americans, we need a vaccine and therapeutics.
  4. President Trump revolutionized the clinical trial process to ensure Americans get a safe vaccine as quickly as possible, by providing unprecedented investments in leading vaccine candidates to simultaneously produce them as they are tested and developed.

In other words, President Trump took actions that saved millions of lives. He used the DPA to build a national stockpile of PPE. Most importantly, he funded the vaccine that we’re only weeks away from getting.

Foreign Policy

President Trump demolished ISIS, stared down China, renegotiated trade deals, negotiated the Abraham Accords and put Russia and Iran in boxes. President Trump also killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassim Suleimani.

If you needed proof that Democrats hate Trump supporters, this article provides that proof. The article is written by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. The article is titled “Trump Is No Longer the Problem. His Army of Followers Is.”

The article isn’t about unveiling new information to people. It’s mostly a diatribe from someone with the mind of a child. Think of a child going through terrible 2s. Then think of the writer as someone with a temper. Finally, think of Lithwick as not that bright but definitely that insistent that she’s right. I won’t subject LFR’s readers to Lithwick’s diatribe. This paragraph is sufficient:

But even if we stipulate that Trump is a distraction from moving on, there is another reason we cannot be free of this persistent anxiety: Ugliness and lawlessness and norms violations did not end with the election, and they are not limited to Trump’s tweets or telephone calls. The disease has spread. And even as we should be moving on, acts of transparent racism, defiance of norms of governance, and clownish court performances by Trump surrogates all signal that, for the army of Trump enthusiasts, enablers, and imitators, law continues to be an afterthought—a sand trap limited to suckers, losers, and Democrats. The Republican Party is still insisting that it is a law unto itself. That part isn’t over, or even slowing. It is simply instantiated into more overt forms. Yes, yes we should ignore Trump, and Trump himself is ever-more ignorable. But his enablers and imitators are not slouching away quietly.

What drivel. It isn’t a stretch to think that Democrats are the party that believes in passing, but not enforcing, laws. They did virtually nothing in Minneapolis, NYC, then Seattle and Portland when the rioting started. I’d love hearing Ms. Lithwick explain how enabling rioting and destruction of family businesses isn’t a “defiance of norms of governance.” That happened in Democrat-run cities. It didn’t happen in Republican-run cities.

Democrats said that there wasn’t widespread voter fraud. That’s true. It’s found in Atlanta, Dane County, WI, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Don’t say that there isn’t evidence of that, either. Sidney Powell outlines it a little in this presentation:

About 2:25 in, Powell talked about spikes that corresponded with testimony provided in the affidavits that are sworn out under penalty of perjury. Powell then said that the spikes were straight up, not at a steep diagonal angle.

To summarize, Democrats think that President Trump and his supporters are problematic. Further, it’s clear that they think we need to be gotten rid of in a political sense. Going back to their deep state ways, mixed with their globalist, China-pandering ways, is the best path forward.

Joe Biden dishonestly insisted that President Trump didn’t have a plan for COVID. This list of accomplishments says the opposite. Biden knows that President Trump had a plan. Biden was just willing to lie to the American people to win the White House.

According to the White House fact sheet, President Trump “took early action to cut off travel from China, built the world’s leading testing system from nothing, enacted mitigation measures to slow the spread, mobilized public and private sectors to secure needed supplies, took action to protect vulnerable Americans, launched effort to deliver a vaccine and therapeutics in record time, provided support to workers and businesses, paved way for reopening to get America working again, surged resources to hot spots as they arose and confronted China as origin of the virus while Democrats and media cowered.”

Let’s put this into perspective. A year ago at this time, the nation’s attention was the Democrats’ faux impeachment hearings. COVID wasn’t on anyone’s radar, except perhaps a handful of epidemiologists. Yesterday, Phizer applied for Emergency Use Authorization for its vaccine:

The Food & Drug Administration announced Friday that its committee on vaccines will meet Dec. 10th to review Pfizer’s request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its Covid-19 vaccine. This comes two days after Pfizer, with their German partner BioNTech, released promising final results that show their vaccine is 95% effective and protects elderly adults who are most at risk of dying. Pfizer had submitted the EUA request earlier in the day Friday.

This is nothing short of miraculous. Greg Gutfeld nailed it when he said that this vaccine was “this generation’s moon shot.”

The entire video is worth watching but the final minute is where Gutfeld lets loose with listing President Trump’s accomplishments. It’s nothing short of incredible to have vaccinations being distributed months after the virus first surfaced in China. President Trump didn’t just help Phizer and Moderna reach this point this fast. He helped them accept the risk of manufacturing the vaccine while it was being tested. Before that, President Trump got rid of tons of red tape that would’ve slowed the process down, which definitely would’ve cost lives. Then he put together a distribution plan using the military. A month from now, frontline medical workers won’t be getting vaccinated. If there’s justice in this world, they’ll be getting Trumped. That’s the nickname Geraldo Rivera coined for the vaccine. I think that’s totally appropriate.

Shutting down travel with China and Europe were major decisions, too. It’s documented that Joe Biden criticized those decisions. President Trump’s performance in this crisis is extraordinary. It isn’t perfect but it’s extraordinary. He nailed all of the major decisions.

In order to secure the supplies needed to confront the surge in coronavirus we faced, President Trump led the largest mobilization of public and private sector resources since WWII.

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  1. The President directed his Administration to secure and distribute needed medical supplies to states in need – resulting in billions of PPE delivered so far.
  2. At the President’s urging, private companies shifted production to supplying masks, ventilators, hand sanitizer, testing supplies, and more.
  3. President Trump has acted under the Defense Production Act more than 30 times to ensure we have the supplies we need.
  4. When we faced a potentially catastrophic shortage of ventilators, President Trump took action to produce 100,000 ventilators and ensure no patient who needs one goes without a ventilator.

This is verified proof that Joe Biden lied through his teeth about President Trump’s COVID response. It’s proof that Joe Biden is just another politician who will say anything to get elected. That’s why I can’t call him a person of integrity.

Throughout this campaign, Joe Biden insisted that President Trump had failed with COVID. Monday, President Trump’s COVID accomplishments list just got longer. It would be impolite for me to tell Joe Biden that he’s full of s— about President Trump’s lengthy list of COVID accomplishments. That being said, it’d serve him right to get humiliated like that.

Instead of humiliating him like that, I’ll just quote from Tyler O’Neil’s article. O’Neil’s opening paragraph says “On Monday, Moderna Inc. announced that its vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic had tested 94.5 percent effective, clearing important hurdles toward production and potential distribution in the coming months. The Moderna vaccine represents a second tremendous victory for the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, which teamed up with medical companies to prepare a vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Last week, Pfizer announced its vaccine had tested more than 90 percent effective.”

President Trump had a plan for COVID. President Trump spoke to Phizer, Moderna and other companies about developing a vaccine in January of this year. He cleared out the red tape to speed through the process because time saved equals lives saved.

“This is a pivotal moment in the development of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement. She thanked the study participants, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). “I want to thank our partners at BARDA and Operation Warp Speed who have been instrumental to accelerating our progress to this point,” she added.

The NIH-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) told Moderna that the Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate had “met the statistical criteria pre-specified in the study protocol for efficacy, with a vaccine efficiacy of 94.5%.” The study on the vaccine’s effectiveness involved more than 30,000 participants. Participants who did not take the vaccine contracted 90 cases of COVID-19, 11 of which were severe, while those who took the vaccine only contracted 5 cases. No one who took the vaccine had a severe case.

Before the next inauguration, most of the vulnerable people will be vaccinated. That’s a tremendous accomplishment for the Trump administration:

Based on his history, I’m skeptical that Joe Biden would’ve reached the conclusion that a vaccine was needed within the first year of the first case. It’s doubtful that he would’ve formed a public-private partnership in 2 years to develop that vaccine. History teaches us that Obama-Biden didn’t figure out a distribution or manufacturing plan with H1N1 vaccines.

President Donald Trump celebrated Pfizer’s success in a speech at the Rose Garden on Friday. “No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has ever been achieved,” the president declared. “Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world.”

Trump noted that the average vaccine development process takes 8 to 12 years, yet “through operation Warp Speed we’re doing it in less than 1 year. … This is five times faster than the fastest prior vaccine development in history. Five times faster.” That truly is a jaw-dropping and historic accomplishment.

Millions of lives will be saved thanks to Operation Warp Speed and President Trump. Despite that fact, Joe Biden dishonestly insisted that President Trump a) didn’t take this seriously, b) didn’t have a plan for fighting COVID and c) killed people by not taking this seriously. That’s BS and Biden knows it. He didn’t care about the people. He just cared about winning at all costs. That’s the definition of evil.

When Joe Biden called for healing and unity, conservatives immediatedly questioned the sincerity of his motivation. After 4 years of trying to stop him from winning, then trying to surveil his team, people had the right to be suspicious. After that came a years-long impeachment investigation, followed by a brief impeachment hearing. Finally, there was a forced vote on articles of impeachment that didn’t even include a crime, much less a high crime.

Rev. Raphael Warnock, one of the Democrats’ candidates for the US Senate in Georgia, apparently didn’t get the unity memo. From his pulpit, he’s telling people they have to repent from their worship of whiteness. If that’s the path to unity, I’d prefer discord over this:


That isn’t the path to unity. Besides, to get back to even-even, Democrats owe conservatives some reparations. The first step for reparations is making the Trump tax cuts permanent. The next step is passing the Alice Marie Johnson-Donald Trump Second Step Act. If Democrats do their part in turning those things into reality, then unity might be possible. I’m not betting on this happening. It’s just what Democrats need to do if they want unity.

Otherwise, I’ll repeat what I’ve said before. I want people to prosper and be safe in their neighborhoods. I don’t give a damn if a politician does the right thing or falls flat on his face. I care about the people, not the politicians.

It isn’t surprising that the Antifa-BLM wing of the Democratic Party attacked Trump supporters in DC yesterday. This is who the Democrats have become. The Democrats of 25 years ago are long gone. They’re ridiculed as Republican Lite. Barack Obama’s Democrats have taken over and they don’t like listening to people who don’t agree with them 100%.

According to The Epoch Times report, “Supporters and likely members of the far-left Antifa network and the Black Lives Matter movement were captured on video assaulting President Donald Trump supporters in Washington on Saturday. Thousands of Trump supporters turned out for a large march to protest against alleged election fraud. Some pro-Trump marchers also engaged in violence.”

Trump supporters engaging in violence likely were defending themselves. It’s way out of character for Republicans to go looking for trouble. Antifa-BLM, though, thrives off this stuff. This is how the typical Trump supporter behaves:

The myth that Trump supporters are just a bunch of disgruntled white men is outdated. President Trump’s GOP is entirely different than the Establishment’s GOP. That GOP had lots of disgruntled white men in it.

Once Trump became president and started implementing his economic and national security policies, this nation started winning. Meanwhile, Democrat and Never Trumpers became angrier because Trump’s America was successful, prosperous and safe. The Democrats’ corruption was exposed daily during the Mueller investigation. Adam Schiff still has a tattoo on his forehead that reads ‘Owned by President Trump and Devin Nunes’.

In at least several cases, people affiliated with Antifa or Black Lives Matter were the ones carrying out the assaults. Trump supporters walking in downtown were assaulted by pro-Black Lives Matter supporters, the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura reported. One man was sucker-punched by a black male from behind who was holding a sign that said “Trump/Pence Out Now!” video footage showed. The slogan was promoted by Refuse Facism, a radical left-wing group that, according to the non-profit Influence Watch, is an offshoot of the Radical Communist Party and has been present at many Antifa events.

Today’s Democrats are nothing but a collection of misfits, Marxistss, socialists, anarchists and coastal elites. Every few years, they recruit some somewhat sane candidates, recapture the House, then get thrown out 2-4 years later.

This upcoming term will be the last one for Democrats for at least a decade.

President Trump made history this election. President Trump made history by being the first president to have electoral coat tails in a losing effort. A week before the election, Democrat pundits were talking about unified Democrat government in Washington, DC, picking up some legislative bodies, some governorships and a stronger Democrat majority for Queen Nancy Pelosi-Antoinette.

At this point, it looks unlikely that Chuck Schumer will be Senate Majority Leader. While Nancy Pelosi is still Speaker of the House, her majority is the smallest Democrat majority since WW II. That’s because Republicans performed better than expected, doing especially well in the category titled “Democrats expected to win narrowly”. In that category of races, Republicans flipped 5 seats. They also flipped 4 seats in districts classified as toss-ups.

As for state legislative bodies, Republicans held their majorities in every state where they had a majority going into the election. Republicans picked up a governorship. It’s worth noting that President Trump earned 9,000,000 more votes this time than in 2016. Despite all these impressive performances, President Trump still lost. Or did he? I’m with Jesse Water when he says that “something doesn’t add up”:

How does a president significantly improve his performance, then lose re-election? Something doesn’t add up. Joe Biden spent the summer not campaigning. When Democrat pundits pontificated about his strategy, the pundits said that the strategy of making Trump the centerpiece was working. That’s a pile of BS. Democrats said that putting President Trump front and center advantaged them. What do they say after President Trump earned 9,000,000+ more votes than 2016? Something doesn’t add up here. Republicans everywhere, including California and NY State, did better than expected but Trump lost? I don’t buy it.