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Nancy Pelosi’s double-down bet is rich with irony. Pelosi, one of the biggest liars this side of Adam Schiff, is instructing Joe Biden not to debate President Trump because Pelosi said that President Trump “and his ‘henchmen’ have no ‘fidelity’ to facts or the truth.”

This is a time-tested tactic of Ms. Pelosi’s. By saying this, she’s taking media attention away from her willingness to shaft blue collar employees and small business owners. President Trump wants a 4.0 version of COVID. Pelosi insists that President Trump spend $1,000,000,000,000 (that’s one trillion dollars) on bailing out public employee pension funds. These PEU pension funds have been virtually bankrupt for a generation.

The Pelosi faux diatribe also washes away (she hopes) the stories about Jerry Nadler packing the Supreme Court, AOC pushing for abolishing ICE and Chuck Schumer advocating for eliminating the legislative filibuster. Each of these initiatives would have difficulty hitting 20% approval with the public.

Then there’s Incoherent Joe’s difficulties:

Regardless of Pelosi’s tactics, Joe Biden is still Joe Biden. It’s possible that Biden doesn’t suffer any cognitive difficulties Tuesday night. Whether he does or doesn’t isn’t the important thing. The important thing for President Trump to do is remind all the different groups he’s helped of the things he’s helped with. With African-Americans, remind them of the First Step Act, funding for HBCUs, the Opportunity Zones tax cuts that are revitalizing blighted urban areas. Then highlight the Platinum Plan.

Democrats are worried that Ruth Bader-Ginsburg’s spot on the Supreme Court is about to be filled by a conservative jurist like Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats are worried because they’re making wild threats to pack the courts, to impeach President Trump for exercising his constitutional responsibility of appointing judges and for having the audacity of standing up to the Democrats’ bullying tactics.

This article outlines the Democrats’ plan of attack to thwart President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell:

Democrats began discussing their options on Saturday, with senators all vowing a furious fight to keep the seat vacant until next year when a new Senate convenes and when Joe Biden may occupy the White House. And while no specific course of action was detailed, Democrats said they were united on this: They planned to engage in an all-out battle to stop the nomination in its tracks by pressuring four Republicans to break ranks.

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have already said that they don’t want to vote before the election so the Democrats are halfways there. While they might pick off Romney, that’s pretty much the end of the line. Republican senators in tight races don’t dare cross President Trump. If they abandon President Trump, their political careers are finished. If senators like Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Martha McSally stick with President Trump, they’ll likely win reelection and Republicans will hold onto the Senate majority.

As President Trump moves to nominate a candidate to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, there are a growing number of Democrats threatening to implement a radical strategy and pack the Supreme Court if they take control of the White House and the Senate.

“If he holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021,” Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., tweeted on Saturday. “It’s that simple.”

Kennedy isn’t the only Democrat who thinks that packing the court is the right thing to do:

“If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame-duck session — before a new Senate and President can take office — then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler wrote on Twitter.

“Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame-duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemocratic and a clear violation of the public trust in elected officials. Congress would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to start,” the New York Democrat continued.

If the Democrats held the Senate majority in 2016, there’s no doubt about whether they would’ve confirmed President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia. In fact, there’s no doubt that President Obama wouldn’t have nominated Merrick Garland. He would’ve picked someone far to the left of Garland.

It’s apparent that Democrats are attempting to provide a contrast between their law enforcement ideas and the Republicans’ plans for restoring safety to America’s streets. The comparison couldn’t be more unmistakable. The choice facing the American people is between Democrats defending riots in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis vs. the Trump administration’s sending in federal law enforcement officers to protect neighborhoods and federal buildings.

Andy Ngo is providing incredible images from Portland. Check this out:


Next, check this out:


This is the definition of disgusting behavior:


Portland media is pretty much leftist fringe. They’d get along great with AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. But I digress.

Before the hearing, Chairman Nadler was in a car accident. That was just the start of Nadler’s terrible day. He should’ve seen it as an omen of things to come. Not surprisingly, Axios published a partial transcript of Nadler’s accusations:

  1. First, under your leadership, the Department has endangered Americans and violated their constitutional rights by flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities, against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities, to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent.
  2. Second, at your direction, Department officials have downplayed the effects of systemic racism and abandoned the victims of police brutality; refused to hold abusive police departments accountable for their actions; and expressed open hostility to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  3. Third, in coordination with the White House, the Department has spread disinformation about voter fraud, failed to enforce voting rights laws, and attempted to change the census rules to flaunt the plain text of the Constitution—all in the apparent attempt to assist the President’s reelection.
  4. Fourth, at the President’s request, the Department has amplified the President’s conspiracy theories and shielded him from responsibility by blatantly misrepresenting the Mueller Report and failing to hold foreign actors accountable for their attacks on our elections—undermining both national security and the Department’s professional staff in the process.
  5. Fifth, again and again, you personally have interfered with ongoing criminal investigations to protect the President and his allies from the consequences of their actions.
  6. Finally, and perhaps most perniciously, the Department has placed the President’s political needs over the public health by challenging stay-at-home orders in the states hit hardest by the pandemic. The Department’s persistent efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act will make recovery that much harder.

Expressing open hostility towards the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t a disgrace. It’s sound judgment. Further, I’d argue that Democrats have turned a blind eye towards black-on-black crime. Republicans have expressed hostility towards the BLM movement because BLM’s founders are admitted “trained Marxists.” That isn’t racist. The rest of Nadler’s accusations plus a dollar are worth less than a dollar. The accusations are typical ‘throw everything at the wall and hope that something sticks’ Democrat special.

Michael Goodwin’s column feasts on what’s left of Nadler’s carcass:

He came, he saw, he ate their lunch. Bill Barr, denied a meal break, feasted instead on a gaggle of Democratic amateurs.

Another congressional hearing, another Dem disaster. They planned a public hanging of the attorney general and spent weeks constructing their scaffold. He is corrupt, a liar, a toady, they and their media handmaidens assured us, and the House Judiciary Committee will reveal all.

Two obstacles quickly became apparent. The first is that the Dems were led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose rabidness is exceeded only by his haplessness.

When it comes to train wrecks, nobody does it better than Nadler. What he’s missing in intellectual heft, he makes up for with oversized ego. It’s why Pelosi demoted him during the Democrats’ failed impeachment attempt. It isn’t a stretch to say that Nadler is the worst chairman in the history of the House Judiciary Committee.

Yesterday’s fiasco in the House Judiciary Committee was both frightening and embarrassing. Back when Republicans ran the House, committee hearings had plenty of grandstanding but they broke plenty of news, too. Tuesday’s hearing of the House Impeachment Rubberstamp Committee (that’s what it’s famous for these days) got off to a terrible start when Chairman Jerry Nadler got into a car accident on his way to the hearing. It isn’t a stretch to say that it went downhill after that. Perhaps, the accident should be viewed as an omen.

Two things became immediately clear the minute the hearing got started. First, Democrats weren’t going to let William Barr answer their questions. Next, these Democrats were going to pound home the theme that Portland’s riots were “mostly peaceful protests.” At one point, Barr interrupted the Democrats and said (I’m paraphrasing here) “This is a hearing. Shouldn’t I be heard?”

The ‘Wall of Moms’ aren’t female patriots. Reporting from Portland indicates that they’re human shields used to protect weapons-carrying Antifa/BLM rioters. That isn’t what patriots do.

The Democrats’ storyline was demolished during Steve Chabot’s questioning of AG Barr:

It was demolished when AG Barr asked the rhetorical question “The courts are under attack. Since when is it ok to try to burn down a federal court? If someone went down the street to the Prettyman Court, that beautiful courthouse we have right at the bottom of the hill, and started breaking windows and firing industrial grade fireworks to start a fire and threw in kerosene balloons and start fires in the court, is that ok? Is that ok now?”

When AG Barr tried answering the Democrats’ questions in ways that didn’t advance the Democrats’ storyline, they’d cut AG Barr off, saying that their time was limited and that they were reclaiming their time. I didn’t keep count of how often Democrats pulled that stunt but it was easily a dozen times. Barr would then politely stop his reply and let Democrats make asses of themselves:

Democrats looked like jerks and idiots throughout. When Democrats didn’t get the answer they wanted, the frequent reply was “I’m reclaiming my time.” Democrats had a storyline that they’d established and they weren’t deviating from it.

What’s disgusting is that Nadler, Lofgren and the other Democrat idiots didn’t do is propose a solution to the anarchists torching once-beautiful cities like Seattle, Portland and Chicago. Democrats spent the day insisting that federal law enforcement officers were the bad guys and that Antifa-BLM rioters were the good guys.

If you want to live with a Democrat majority that thinks that burning down “the system” is the right thing to do, just vote Democrat. If you’re a thoughtful person who cherishes peaceful streets where riots are stopped quickly, you must vote for Republicans. It’s that simple.

Bill Barr’s opening statement in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee won’t be received well by Democrats. Hopefully, though, we won’t be treated to another stunt like Steve Cohen’s chicken stunt, a stunt so stupid that even CNN criticized him. But I digress.

Early in his opening statement, AG Barr will attack Democrats over “the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal.” The full context of that collision is found in this paragraph, which says “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today. So let me turn to that first.”

Later, AG Barr states “The President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call I think is right. That is precisely what I have done.”

This hearing will be contentious, filled with lots of fireworks. Because Jerry Nadler isn’t the brightest bulb in the Democrats’ chandelier, it isn’t likely that Democrats will lay a glove on Barr, metaphorically speaking.

It got attention — of course it did. Political stunts in Washington usually do. Videos and photos of Cohen devouring fried chicken ran everywhere, a sign that perhaps the hearing was designed to be more of a farce than a serious inquiry.

The House Judiciary Committee used to be a serious committee. With idiots like Nadler chairing the committee and Cohen acting like a clown, it’s impossible to take these Democrats seriously. That being said, it’s clear that the MSM will do its utmost to prop up these clowns. Here’s the infamous chicken scene:

Republicans, starting with Ranking Member Jim Jordan, former Ranking Member Doug Collins, former Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner and former US Attorney Ken Buck, won’t need propping up. That’s before talking about Louie Gohmert, a former Texas state judge. These are serious people.

Also noteworthy is the fact that Val Demings and Karen Bass are auditioning to be Joe Biden’s running mate. They’ll likely use this opportunity to make their case for the job.

Tuesday night, Mike Garcia was predicted to lose the special election in California’s 25th District. Mollie Hemingway’s article tells a different story. Mike Garcia didn’t just win the special election. He won by a lopsided margin.

This isn’t good news for Democrats. First, let’s stipulate that special elections often have weird turnouts. With that stipulated, though, let’s get to the important part. Kevin McCarthy is smiling because, as he told Sean Hannity tonight, there are 42 seats that are rated better than the seat Garcia just re-flipped. Republicans only need to flip 17 more seats in 2020 to retake the majority.

Earlier this week, I wrote that the massive Trump army didn’t disappear during the pandemic. Let’s be clear about something. Leader McCarthy spoke about the robust ballot-harvesting operation that happened in this special election — on the GOP side. If that muscle shows up in November, which I predict is likely, then it’s virtually certain that Queen Pelosi will have to relinquish her Speaker’s Gavel for a second time. This time, it will have been after just a single term as Speaker.

There’s another thing we should be clear about. If we don’t make retaking the House a high priority, then tyrants will have chairmen’s gavels. Think about how devastating it’d be with Nadler, Schiff, AOC and Maxine Waters with gavels. But I digress. Here’s what Ms. Hemingway wrote:

The case made by Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich was simple: Supposedly Americans strongly prefer Biden and Democrats over Trump and Republicans, and they are particularly upset with Trump and other Republicans’ attempts to reopen the country as the global Coronavirus pandemic rages.

“On Tuesday, we’ll get a taste of whether Democrats’ electoral advantage on paper will hold up in practice, as California and Wisconsin hold special elections for two vacant congressional seats. The main event is in the California 25th Congressional District, a bellwether seat in the north Los Angeles suburbs, where both parties see a chance to add to their ranks in the House. But if Democrats are also competitive in the quickly reddening, rural Wisconsin 7th Congressional District, it could signal another blue wave in the fall,” they argued.

That “blue wave” crashed in Wisconsin:

Trump won Wisconsin by less than a point, but carried the district by 20 points, in 2016. Tiffany’s win over Zunker was about 6 points less than that, based on preliminary results. Tiffany rejected Democrats’ argument that the smaller margin was a sign that Trump’s support was waning. “Any time you lose by 14 points, I don’t think that’s a moral victory,” Tiffany said. “This is a decisive victory here.”

I’d totally agree with both points. I think Democrats are misreading things. While President Trump is working with any governor that asks for the federal government’s help, Queen Pelosi keeps delaying bills that’ve put small businesses out of businesses. Democrats apparently haven’t noticed that people don’t like the draconian measures put in place by tyrants like Illinois’s J.B. Pritzker, Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf. If that trio of Democrat governors were up for re-election this fall, I’d bet heavily that, at minimum, 2 of the 3 would lose.

This is funny:


To steal a line from the original A-Team, “God, I love it when a plan comes together.”

Anyone who’s studied Nancy Pelosi, henceforth nicknamed Queen Pelosi on LFR, knows that she’s into writing major bills in her office. Further, she’s a control freak, seeking only the input of her top lieutenants rather than listening to the voice of the people. Listening to the voice of the people would require holding committee hearings, which Queen Pelosi isn’t a fan of except when they’re impeachment hearings (see Schiff, Adam) or to rubberstamp articles of impeachment, (see Nadler, Jerry). Democrats, BTW, haven’t uttered a word fighting Queen Pelosi. Why should they? These Democrats agree with Queen Pelosi.

When Obamacare was written, the House bill was run through multiple committees, though none of the bills that were marked up in committees were the final bill. That final House bill was written in Pelosi’s office. That led to this infamous statement from Queen Pelosi:

If Pelosi’s actions guided her grade on the Declaration of Independence, she’d get an F- or worse. Early in the Declaration, it emphatically states this:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Queen Pelosi doesn’t care about getting “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Queen Pelosi just cares about shoving legislation down the minority party’s throats. The House Democrat Caucus is beholden to this tyrant because Queen Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser. Without her, 75% of them wouldn’t be in DC.

That’s why I’m advocating for a modern-day revolution, one not fought with muskets but with ballots. If Queen Pelosi isn’t interested in representing We the People, then it’s time to strip her of the thing she thirsts for most — her Speaker’s gavel. That’s the only way to restore the House of Representatives to representing We The People.

Queen Pelosi doesn’t work with House Minority Leader McCarthy. According to McCarthy, she informs him of what she’s about to do. That isn’t showing interest in what We The People want. That’s proof that Queen Pelosi is interested in her ideological checklist. It’s time for her to get terminated from the Speaker’s position.

This afternoon, Tyler Kistner won the endorsement of Second District Republicans in Minnesota’s Second District. Tyler Kistner said:

I am truly honored to have earned the endorsement of the delegates and the Republican Party in the Second District. I’d like to thank Regina Barr and Erika Cashin for running a spirited campaign.

Now, our party must unite together to beat Angie Craig in November. These are not ordinary times, and the stakes have never been higher. Our country is facing an unprecedented enemy in the form of this pandemic and a record number of families and small businesses are hurting. I will fight for the people of Minnesota and work with President Trump to get our country and our economy back on track. I will stand up to the deceptive practices of China. I will be a steadfast leader in the fight to rein in our debt and deficit and get our fiscal house in order.

Angie Craig has already broken her promises to the Second District by taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from special interest groups in Washington DC. She has become nothing more than a puppet to Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar, and the progressives that run her party.

I served Minnesota and our country as a Marine, now, I ask for the honor of going to Washington to serve you again.

Minnesota’s Second District is one of the races targeted by the NRCC. We can’t afford to let ‘Let them eat expensive ice cream’ Nancy Pelosi serve another term as Speaker. We can’t afford to have Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff lead one faux impeachment investigation after another while totally ignoring the infiltration of the Wuhan coronavirus with nary a bit of interest from Schiff, Pelosi or Nadler.

Pelosi negotiated while literally letting small businesses die while tens of millions of people filed for unemployment. Schiff impeached a president based solely on allegations. I don’t want any citizen tried solely based on allegations. While Pelosi negotiated and literally tens of millions of people lost their jobs, Angie Craig didn’t speak out. When Schiff impeached President Trump based solely on hearsay testimony, Angie Craig voted to impeach President Trump.

It’s clear that Craig’s talk about small businesses is just talk. It’s clear that Craig’s talk about civil rights is selective at best. It’s time to throw her out this November.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took time in this article to compliment Sen. Tom Cotton, (R-AR), for spotting the first case of COVID-19. Later in the article, they highlight a tweet by John Ashbrook, who is described as a “former McConnell aide.” Specifically, the article said “Former McConnell aide John Ashbrook also pointed this out Tuesday, stating that the pandemic is believed to have hit the United States the same day that House Democrats marched articles of impeachment to the Senate after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held off on moving forward on impeachment for weeks.”

Whether Democrats like it or not, the truth is that the Democrats’ impeachment march happened on January 15,2020, the same date as the CDC’s confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in the US. The truth is that Democrats were focused on impeaching President Trump from the middle of November, 2019, through early February, 2020. That’s harsh but that’s reality.

That isn’t the harshest news, though. I wrote in this post that the House Homeland Security Committee held 3 hearings on the COVID-19 virus. The first hearing was on March 4, 2020. The third hearing was held on March 11. That means the committee of jurisdiction waited almost 2 months to hold a hearing on a deadly virus. It isn’t entirely the committee chairman’s fault.

The House and Senate stop in their tracks while trying a president for impeachment. That means we can only blame Chairman Thompson for wasting the second month to hold a hearing. Imagine what could’ve happened if we had serious people running the House and Senate. First, we wouldn’t have seen a tweet like this:

It’s time to return serious people to chairing committees. We can’t handle the partisan political hacks chairing House committees any longer. By comparison, Sen. Tom Cotton spoke out about the COVID-19 virus early:

On January 22, one day before the Chinese government began a quarantine of Wuhan to contain the spread of the virus, the Arkansas senator sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar encouraging the Trump administration to consider banning travel between China and the United States and warning that the Communist regime could be covering up how dangerous the disease really was. That same day, he amplified his warnings on Twitter and in an appearance on the radio program of Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade.

Not every politician was distracted. Sen. Cotton paid attention. Meanwhile, idiots like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler battled to see who got more time in front of the camera.

It’s time to run both of these idiots out of Congress. They’re a total waste of time.

The House Democrats’ credibility crisis is reaching epic proportions. Multiple DNC propagandist organizations, otherwise known as news organizations in a bygone era, are reporting that Russia is interfering in our elections with the intent on helping President Trump’s re-election campaign and “to raise questions about the integrity of the elections process, the source added.” Devin Nunes shot holes in that theory tonight, saying that “we can’t talk about what happened in that meeting so if anything in that Washington Post story or the NYTimes story is true about either Bernie Sanders or Putin’s plans and intentions or anything else, nobody that’s in the committee or has seen this classified information should be talking about it. Now, it gets worse. When you have the Washington Post claim that I went to the White House to tell the President really bad things to get him to fire Maguire. Now, look, I don’t know which planet the Washington Post is on but they’ll have an opportunity in federal court in the next couple weeks to explain who their sources are because I’m gonna have to take them to court because I didn’t go to the White House. I didn’t talk to President Trump so this is the same garbage and the only way to get these guys to stop…”

This didn’t get leaked by the White House. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, aka the HPSCI, is chaired by Adam Schiff, the most notorious liar and leaker in Congress. Friday, Schiff tweeted this:


First, there’s no doubt that Russia is attempting to interfere with elections. Next, Schiff has problems because CBS’s Catherine Herridge tweeted this:


Allegations aren’t proof. Opinions and theories aren’t proof, either. Schiff’s tweet isn’t a lie because he said “if reports are true and the President is interfering with that, he is against jeopardizing our efforts to stop foreign meddling.” At that point, Schiff is just hypothesizing. He closes, though, with a firm-sounding conclusion, saying “Exactly as we warned he would do.”

The fact that the briefers didn’t have phone intercepts or SIGINT to back up these claims is a major red flag. Schiff likely leaked this briefing. Shame on him for that but that won’t stop him from leaking again. He’s pathological. The list of his lies is lengthy and well-known. I don’t need to repeat them here.

The Democrats’ national security leadership team (Speaker Pelosi, Conference Chairman Jefferies, Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler and Chairman Schiff) aren’t people of integrity. If you’re looking for integrity from the Washington Post, CNN and the NYTimes, you haven’t paid attention lately.

When it’s time for this election’s closing arguments, the Democrats’ integrity/credibility crisis will come front and center. That’s when things will get ugly fast.