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Dan Wolgamott is running for re-election in HD-14B. The fact that he got elected in the first place is something of a miracle as he’s mostly a DFL tool. A digital ad running for Wolgamott says that he’ll fight to for us to keep our health care. (Because it’s a digital ad, I can’t embed it here.)

Be that as it may, I’m betting that most voters couldn’t care less about the issue. Higher on their priority list are whether the DFL will vote to strip Tim Walz of his Peacetime Emergency Powers. Another high priority for voters is opening up schools, followed by opening up restaurants. Thus far, Mr. Wolgamott has voted each time to keep Gov. Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers intact, which means he hasn’t had to vote on whether to open schools or restaurants.

That means that Wolgamott is a DFL shill. He represents Tim Walz, the DFL, Education Minnesota and HD-14B in that order. In fact, it’s questionable whether Wolgamott represents HD-14B. Proof of that is scarce.

UPDATE: Dan Wolgamott has blocked me, his constituent, on Twitter:

I did a search for Wolgamott’s Twitter ID using these search terms: dan wolgamott twitter That must be his legislative Twitter ID because a) I found another Twitter ID for him. That ID is @DanForMN and b) the Twitter ID that I’m blocked from seeing is @RepWolgamott.

This infuriates me more than a little. @RepWolgamott is Dan Wolgamott’s legislative ID. Why can’t I see my representative’s tweets that pertain to his work in the legislature? Is it because he’s also using his legislative Twitter ID for his campaign? If that’s happening, that’s illegal. Politicians can’t use government resources for their campaigns. (The first time I became aware of that was when then-Attorney General Mike Hatch used official Attorney General stationery to send out a fundraising appeal in 2006. That bright line still exists.)

This isn’t surprising. It’s just additional proof that Wolgamott is a tool for the DFL. One last thing on Wolgamott’s Twitter ID: when he ran for his current House seat in 2018, his campaign Twitter ID was @Wolgie. That Twitter ID is nowhere to be found.

Final question: what’s Wolgamott hiding?

The expectations for the Democratic National Convention weren’t high considering who their primetime speakers were. Still, they managed to not meet expectations. Most importantly, the Democratic National Convention didn’t do what Democrats needed it to do. Next week, Democrats will yield the stage to Republicans, who will hold their quadrennial convention.

Expectations are higher because the speakers’ talent is higher. According to this article, the speakers will be “former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Senators Tim Scott and Joni Ernst, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.”

The article continues, saying “Other speakers will include Nick Sandmann, who sued several media outlets for libel over the portrayal of his role in a confrontation with a Native American group on the National Mall in 2019 when he was a high school student, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a Missouri couple who face charges from a local prosecutor after brandishing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching in their neighborhood last month.”

Each night will also feature “a speaker who lived under socialism.”

Then there’s this:

Alice Marie Johnson, whose life sentence was commuted by Trump following intervention by Kim Kardashian West, has confirmed that she will speak. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will deliver taped remarks. A previous report suggested he would skip the convention, but his campaign said that was a “miscommunication.” While Jared Kushner was not originally scheduled to speak alongside Trump’s adult children, CNN reports that “it’s now under consideration.”

This sounds interesting. At least, the RNC won’t feature one past-their-prime politician after another. It’s great that the primetime speeches will be live. I hope that Kim Klacik speaks at the convention, too, even if it’s just to introduce Tim Scott or Alice-Marie Johnson.

I’m betting that Alice-Marie Johnson will highlight the First Step Act, which President Trump signed into law in December, 2018. The First Step Act is fixing some of the injustices created by the 1994 Crime Bill that then-Sen. Joe Biden co-authored. Biden is now the Democrats’ presidential nominee. I’m betting that Nick Sandman will talk about the media mob. I’m betting that the McCloskeys will highlight Soros prosecutor Kim Gardner’s unjust prosecution of them for defending themselves.

This will be a livelier convention than the DNC. That isn’t exactly difficult to accomplish.

Despite their protestations otherwise, the Democrat National Convention was a flop. The ratings were terrible. Barack and Michelle Obama told voters that they were upset with voters for not voting in 2016. Bill Clinton lectured the nation about conduct in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton insisted that President Trump had stolen the election, once again refusing to admit that she was a terrible candidate who ran a terrible campaign.

Last night, Joe Biden used his acceptance speech to inform us that “Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot. Decency, science, democracy. They are all on the ballot.”

This morning on Fox & Friends, Vice President Pence said that “The economy is on the ballot. Law and order is on the ballot.” Pence added that the Democratic nominee’s policies, which he said were “overtaken by the radical left” would “simply invite more violence and more mayhem in our streets.” Then Pence “added that ‘there was so much negativity, nothing but ad hominem attacks’ and ‘a very negative view of America’ at the DNC.”

As a result of the Democrats’ boring, mean-spirited convention, something unusual has happened:


President Trump got a post-DNC bounce. In 2004, John Kerry didn’t get a bounce from the Democrats’ Convention. It’s one thing, though, to not get a bounce. It’s quite another to have the incumbent get a bounce coming out of his challenger’s Convention. I don’t recall this ever happening before since I started votingin 1976.

I’m certain that President Trump will get a bounce from his Convention. That’s because a) President Trump has a positive message to offer the American people, b)the RNC learned from the DNC’s mistakes this week and c) President Trump is a charismatic figure, something that can’t be said about Joe Biden. Also playing into the uplifting message from the RNC is the theme for the week. That theme is “Honoring the Great American Story.” Each night will have its own theme, too:

On Monday, the convention theme will be the “Land of Promise,” Tuesday’s will be the “Land of Opportunity,” Wednesday will focus on the “Land of Heroes” and events culminate in the “Land of Greatness” on Thursday.

It’s been reported that each of the primetime speeches will be live and that President Trump’s acceptance speech will have a live, socially-distanced audience from the White House South Lawn.

People my age remember a movie title “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.” It wasn’t critically acclaimed. It didn’t have a big box office take. It had a mediocre cast. It’s kinda like the Biden campaign. The Biden campaign has a mediocre cast, too.

The point is that Joe Biden’s positions keep changing. Once upon a time, Joe Biden used to support the Hyde Amendment. That’s the past, though. He doesn’t support it anymore. He can’t afford to in today’s ‘Woke’ Democrat Party. There was a time when Biden was a tough-on-crime Democrat. Then AOC and Bernie Sanders took over the Democratic Party. Shortly thereafter, Biden told interviewers that funding for police departments should be redirected.

Today, DNC Spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa told Bill Hemmer “Let me be very clear about this. Joe Biden does not support defunding the police. And specifically, what he is saying is [that] he wants to make sure that police departments have the tools that they need in order to do their jobs.”

If it’s Thursday, the DNC must have its mops out to clean up the messes Biden’s made. Actually, that’s pretty much every day with Biden at the top of the ticket. Biden’s likely to say something stupid at any time.

The frightening part is that I’m not certain Biden remembers anything he’s said from the previous hour. There’s no guarantee that he’ll remember what he said in his previous speech. It’s quite possible that Biden doesn’t remember what he said in this interview:

That’s where he was all over the place. One minute, he’s talking about reforming the police, the next minute, he’s calling the police the enemy. Another minute, he’s talking about “an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood– it’s like the military invading.” What the hell is he babbling about? Ms. Hinojosa can’t know what he meant because Biden doesn’t know what he meant.

The difference is that Ms. Hinojosa stands a decent shot of remembering what she said. Joe Biden doesn’t even stand a 50-50 shot of remembering what he said an hour ago.

Less than a minute later into the interview, Biden was asked “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” Biden’s reply was straightforward. Biden replied “Yes. Absolutely and one of the things that we also need to be doing is fundamentally changing the way – and I’ve been pushing it for years – is the way that we deal with our prison system.”

Joe Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill started the mass incarcerations of African-Americans that President Trump is cleaning up. Obama and Biden had 8 years to fix Biden’s mess. Nothing happened during their administration. Now Biden is saying that we need to redirect money away from police officers. Biden’s saying that while riots are breaking out in Chicago, Minneapolis, NYC, Portland and Seattle. What is Biden thinking?

CNN’s Chris Cillizza is a professional spinmeister. He isn’t particularly honest but he’s definitely a spinmeister. In this morning’s article, Cillizza wrote about Joe Biden’s confrontation with a construction worker in a Detroit factory over gun rights.

Jerry Wayne, the worker in question, confronted Biden about wanting to take away the Second Amendment:

Here’s what Cillizza wrote:

A video recently circulated by conservative outlets falsely suggested Biden supports widespread confiscation of guns, according to FactCheck.org.

That’s interesting. I pay lots of attention to gun rights groups and I’ve yet to hear any of the major organizations accuse Moms Demand Action or other gun grabber groups of wanting for a “widespread confiscation of guns.” These groups have said MDA and other Bloomberg organizations want to confiscate “assault weapons.” That’s entirely different than a widespread confiscation of firearms. If FactCheck wants to check information, it has the obligation to at least use facts. Misrepresentations aren’t welcome.

There’s a part of the confrontation that isn’t getting enough scrutiny. When Mr. Wayne said “You’re working for me”, VP Biden replies “I’m not working for you. Give me a break, man. Don’t be such a horse’s a**.” That’s rather telling. Who does Biden think he’s working for? Credit card companies? The DNC? Nancy Pelosi or AOC?

That’s a gaffe in the DC sense of a gaffe. A generation ago, Michael Kinsley said that the definition of a gaffe is when a politician “accidentally told the truth.” Biden isn’t interested in working for the people. There isn’t a credible poll that shows a majority of people to favor the confiscation of entire groups of firearms. That poll doesn’t exist. Period. Full stop.

Mr. ‘Man of the People’ Biden just revealed that he isn’t interested in working for blue collar America. That’s been verified before. Specifically, it happened in this debate:

Joe Biden has said that he’d put Robert Francis O’Rourke in charge of eliminating guns. He told Anderson Cooper that he’s coming for everyone’s assault weapons. He’s willing to kill the fossil fuel industry to supposedly save the planet. That isn’t a man of the people. That isn’t a man who’s earned the title Blue Collar Joe. That’s someone who hung around too long in the DC Swamp.

Blue Collar Joe fights with factory workers and wants to get rid of mining jobs. That doesn’t sound like a regular guy to me.

H/T to Powerline’s Scott Johnson for highlighting this:


This must stop. Biden’s family must intervene ASAP. Constantly forgetting people’s names, especially your boss’s, brings into question whether Biden is still competent. At this point, I’m not certain he is.

It’s cruel to let a man that’s clearly having difficulties make a fool of himself while the whole world is watching. The DNC doesn’t care, though. Tom Perez hasn’t stopped at anything to prevent Bernie from being the Democrats’ nominee. Perez hasn’t hidden the fact that he’ll change the rules to prevent Tulsi Gabbard from participating in debates. But I digress.

It’s painfully obvious that Biden’s mind isn’t right. These aren’t like his previous gaffes, either, like when he told President Obama it was a big effing deal about Obamacare. That’s just a foul-mouthed old fart acting like a wise-ass. This isn’t like Biden talking about going to 7-11 stores without “a slight Indian accent”:

Nothing in those situations suggests that he’s lost command of his memories. The videos at the top of this post raise questions whether Biden’s mind is right enough to be the leader of the free world. Frankly, I’m not certain, at this point, he’s capable of running a neighborhood lemonade stand.

Tom Perez is likely a better DNC Chairman than Keith Ellison would’ve been. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been terrible. Thus far, Perez has been terrible at fundraising, corrupt at following the rules for the Democrats’ debates. For Democrat troublemakers like Tulsi Gabbard and Corey Booker, the rules are etched in stone. They can’t be changed. Period. For Democrat saviors like Mike Bloomberg, the debate rules are written in quicksand. They’re as meaningful as President Obama’s red lines in Syria.

MSDNC’s Ari Melber, perhaps the only anchor at that network with a spine, didn’t hesitate in criticizing the DNC:

After pointing out Perez’s explanation of the donor rule last year, which was to empower “grassroots” movements for more unknown candidates, and his defense of the debate rules after they were criticized by former 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J, Melber asked his viewers if it’s “fair” for the DNC to change the rules “in the middle of the game.”

“No,” Melber answered the question. “It’s not fair to change the rules in the middle. That would be true if it was the government changing the voting laws in the middle or either political party or any political party in the middle of a primary. And I think that’s obvious from a position of fairness.”

This isn’t surprising. Few Democrats have the character required to be people of integrity. People my age remember J.C. Watts’ definition of character from the 1996 Republican National Convention from San Diego. That’s when he said that “Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”

Tom Perez falls far short of that definition. He hasn’t done the right thing even when the whole world is watching. This is what happens when a political party wants the voters but doesn’t want those voters’ agenda. It’s obvious that the DNC wants Bernie’s voters but they don’t want Bernie’s socialist agenda, at least not in the in-your-face way that Bernie preaches to his choir. They don’t have a problem with his agenda once the election is over. They just don’t want to admit it in public before the election.

If Tom Perez thinks that Bloomberg is the DNC’s savior, he’s a blithering idiot. I’m betting that Perez giving special privileges to Bloomberg will motivate Bernie’s voters in ways that Bernie alone couldn’t do. The only transparency left within the DNC is the transparency being shown that they’re frightened of Bernie being at the top of their ticket.

This isn’t the way to build a party. It’s the way to piss off tons of potential voters. The thing that Democrats need to learn is that this isn’t a nation in need of radical transformation. It’s a nation in need of people of integrity. I won’t insult people by saying that Republicans are a bottomless pit of integrity. I’ll say that there’s more people of integrity in the GOP than there are in the Democratic Party by far. The other thing that President Trump is teaching the GOP is that he’s teaching them how to make rallies fun again. He’s teaching the GOP how to make rallies productive again, too.

The article finishes strongly:

Melber then posed the same fairness question to Perez and pointed out the chairman’s conflicting stances on the debate rules. “We are living through a time when our democracy is being tested. No party is immune from scrutiny and vetting for fairness. And as for Democratic Party Chairman Perez, the question is simple: Is it fair and transparent to change the rules midstream? No. Just ask Tom Perez,” Melber concluded before playing a clip of the chairman in January saying, “We made the rules, they were very transparent, they’re very inclusive, and we can’t change the rules midstream because there’s a candidate I wish were on but didn’t make the debate stage.”

After reading this statement, I’d argue that it’s time for Republicans to go on the offensive against the Democrats’ corruption. Specifically, it’s time Senate Republicans exposed just how corrupt the Obama administration was.

The key part of the statement said “According to Andrii Telizhenko, a political officer in the Ukraine Embassy in Washington, D.C. who participated in a January 2016 meeting, ‘U.S. officials volunteered … that they had an interest in reviving a closed investigation into payments to U.S. figures from Ukraine’s Russia-backed Party of Regions,’ which refers to the investigation that involved Paul Manafort.” It doesn’t stop there. Here’s what it says when it continues:

“During that same meeting, U.S. officials also reportedly brought up investigations relating to Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company that had hired then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, to serve as a board member. According to Telizhenko, ‘U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over.”

Doesn’t that sound like “U.S. officials” saying that they planned on making the Burisma-Biden scandal disappear? What better way to make it disappear than to give it to Jim Comey’s FBI? Why did “U.S. officials” want to restart the Manafort investigation, too? Schiff said that the Ukraine election interference story had been debunked. With official WH records showing these meetings happened, that takes this from being a conspiracy theory to being investigation-worthy.

This isn’t surprising. Democrats, starting with Schiff, have said that the Biden fiasco has been debunked. They’ve never said who debunked the story or who conducted the investigation that exonerated Hunter. This will give the Democrats some indigestion:

According to Telizhenko:

[Chalupa] said the DNC wanted to collect evidence that Trump, his organization and Manafort were Russian assets, working to hurt the U.S. and working with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin against the U.S. interests. She indicated if we could find the evidence they would introduce it in Congress in September and try to build a case that Trump should be removed from the ballot, from the election.

Democrats pretend to care about Russian interference in our elections. Democrats did this while they cultivated foreign contacts with the goal of getting President Trump kicked off the ballot. Apparently, Democrats don’t want the American people to decide who their president is. Apparently, Democrats are happy to spread propaganda on hide the truth about their corrupt intentions with Ukraine through Ms. Chalupa.

This weekend, John Bolton teamed with Sen. Schumer by saying that President Trump “told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens.”

This isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. The overwhelming evidence disproves Ambassador Bolton’s accusation. First, the transcript shows that aid wasn’t discussed during the call. Next, President Trump and President Zelenskiy talked about investigating Hunter Biden. Third, Lt. Col. Vindman testified that the transcript of the July 25th phone call was “essentially accurate.” Fourth, Ambassador Sondland admitted under cross-examination from Rep. Mike Turner that he just presumed that there was a quid pro quo:

It’s understandable that Ambassador Bolton would make this statement. He wants to sell lots of books. Selling out President Trump is a great way of generating that interest. It’s understandable why Sen. Schumer believes, at least publicly, that Bolton is telling the truth. He wants to force the calling of witnesses.

Mostly, Sen. Schumer wants to force some Republican senators into a difficult vote. He wants to pressure them as much as possible because he wants to be the majority leader. Also, he wants to keep 3 of his senators — Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren — off the campaign trail, especially Sanders. If people can’t see that the DNC is trying to rig the election against Sen. Sanders, then they’re blind as a bat.

The NYTimes article reads mostly like a gossip column, which is what Bolton’s book is likely to be. That isn’t unique to Mr. Bolton. Books written by DC insiders frequently are about gossip. It’s usually portrayed as giving readers an inside look into an administration.

Sen. Schumer knows that the transcript is the most accurate information on what President Trump’s policies were. Multiple people on the call said it’s accurate. Nowhere did President Trump connect lethal military supplies with investigations. Ambassador Sondland verified that there wasn’t a connection. At what point does this information reach a tipping point?

At what point should common sense and verified proof overtake gossip? At what point should we tell Mr. Bolton to leave the stage and tell him he should peddle his gossip elsewhere?

UPDATE: President Trump has weighed in on the Bolton manuscript:

Democrats know that winning the White House in 2020 is difficult if they get swept in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. At this point in the campaign, Ohio is pretty much out of the Democrats’ reach so let’s scratch that state off the battleground list. Pennsylvania is still definitely a toss-up state, which brings us to Florida.

Andrew Gillum, the Democrats’ gubernatorial candidate, “has played a vocal role in registering voters in Florida through 2019.” Despite that high-profile help in registering voters, “state data shows Republicans in the swing state are far outpacing Democrats when it comes to the raw number of registered voters. Between January and September 2019, the latest month for which data is available, Republicans registered a net 23,084 new voters in the state, compared to 10,731 Democrats, according to the Florida Division of Elections.”

Though those are impressive statistics important to Florida, this is important nationwide:


When Democrats argue, as they did at last week’s debate, that the Trump-GOP economy helps only the 1%, this refutes the Democrats’ lies. Listening to this BS is difficult:

President Trump isn’t just rallying his base. He’s growing that base through one great policy after another. Policies that are lifting African-Americans out of poverty will extend President Trump’s base. The people benefiting from President Trump’s policies know that the stuff Biden is peddling is BS. Without a coherent economic message, the Democrats are sunk, in Florida and elsewhere.

Democrats will undoubtedly spend lots of money trying to win Florida. That’s a losing strategy because of this:


The DNC literally can’t afford to get into a spending fight with the RNC. That’s a losing fight if ever there was one. At this point, the Trump-RNC campaign is hitting on all cylinders. Here’s proof:


Adding 600,000 new small dollar donors equals 600,000 additional GOP voters. Whatever genius thought it smart to impeach President Trump is likely looking for a new job right now. That wasn’t the brightest decision in presidential campaign history.

The Democrats were already fighting an uphill fight to unseat President Trump. That’s thanks to the power of incumbency and a great economy. With Democrats moving even further left and with them impeaching President Trump with just hearsay testimony, Democrats just made that steep hill a little more difficult to climb.