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Reality Check – Impeach!

MRCTV’s Britt Hughes discusses the double standards applied by the Democrats on impeachment.

Can Trump be impeached after he leaves office?

According to J. Michael Luttig, a former judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit,

The Constitution itself answers this question clearly: No, he cannot be. Once Trump’s term ends on Jan. 20, Congress loses its constitutional authority to continue impeachment proceedings against him — even if the House has already approved articles of impeachment.

Therefore, if the House of Representatives were to impeach the president before he leaves office, the Senate could not thereafter convict the former president and disqualify him under the Constitution from future public office.”

One wonders whether Speaker Pelosi might show the American people the same urgency with issues that actually matter to them. Is this a preview of the “servant’s heart” mentality Arnie Schwarzenegger spoke of in his woke video this week?

At the very least she didn’t wait for collectors item pens with her signature embossed to arrive like she did at the time of the first impeachment.

The Dems have only one wish for a successful impeachment – to guarantee they never have to contend with someone with 74m supporters.

Sen Josh Hawley pushes back on publisher intimidated by the mob

Good on Senator Hawley pushing back on the publisher that caved to the mob by cancelling his book, ironically about the importance of free speech and the 1st Amendment.

Did the publisher, Simon & Schuster (S&S) have a contractual right to scrap his publication?

Do S&S get to make the legal call on ‘sedition’ as the reason for cancellation? If Hawley isn’t convicted of that crime, they would have no legal basis to make that call.

This is not the same as a Christian baker refusing to make a cake for a gay couple based on their religious beliefs.

S&S have clearly done it to make their intentions known they don’t want to become modern day kulaks in the cancel culture world.

This is a clear call against free speech. We hope that Hawley is successful his plight and a braver publisher picks up the ball and runs with a book that shouldn’t be incendiary.

This is not new.

In Australia, fringe mobs like Sleeping Giants and Mad F*cking Witches pretend to represent the mainstream and have had success intimidating corporates to capitulate despite often breaking secondary boycott rules in the process.

Time for more people to stand up to these corporate cowards. The irony is that the very people pushing cancel culture are the least likely candidates to consume the products they protest. So why do corporates wimp out without a fight?

Utterly pathetic. Proving Hawley’s point about free speech & censorship

Pathetic. Even though Democrats did exactly the same thing as Senator Josh Hawley post the 2016 election, Simon & Schuster made a sanctimonious gesture to cancel publication of his book looking at the dangers of big tech censorship. Aren’t they proving the same point as Hawley’s book by their action?

The publisher released this statement:

We did not come to this decision lightly. As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.

Zero spine. Double standards writ large.

One of the biggest dangers to democracy and freedom are unelected tech giants censoring democratically elected officials over free speech they are ideologically opposed to. Do social media apparatchiks speak on behalf of all?

Isn’t it galling to see all the vacuous virtue signaling in Trump’s last weeks, including those resigning from his administration on the grounds they rejected what happened yesterday? This is what appeasing to the mob looks like. Feeding friends to an alligator in the hopes it eats them last.

If Simon & Schuster are handing out lectures to the rest of us in morals and standards, pass the bucket.

Clowns to the bitter end

The Party of Unity has decided it wants to move to impeach Trump or declare the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

Despite Trump saying he’ll ensure a transfer of power on Inauguration Day, the Democrats revealed their true colours again. They know neither is achievable but will stage the theatrics anyway for posterity to say they did their best to dump Trump.

Vying for the title of world’s biggest hypocrite, Speaker Pelosi said, “The president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America…The gleeful desecration of the U.S. Capitol, which is the temple of our American democracy and the violence targeting Congress are horrors that will forever stain our nation’s history.

We’ve already said our piece on the despicable act. Where was Pelosi when so many anti-Kavanaugh protestors stormed the Capitol?

Wasn’t it Democratic Rep Maxine Waters who openly incited people to attack members of Trump’s administration?

Wasn’t it Pelosi who turned a blind eye to all the destruction left in the wake of BLM protests by saying “people will do what they will do“?

Wasn’t it Democrat Rep AOC encouraging the drawing up of a blacklist of those who served Trump in order to publicly dox them?

In any event, with two weeks to go, why put America through yet more nonsense? If anyone is in more danger of failing to comply with the mental instability edicts of the 25th Amendment, it is Nancy Pelosi.

Welcome to a preview of the kind of juvenile antics before Biden has even taken office. We doubt America voted for more of this nonsense.

Facebook locks Trump’s account. Unelected tech giants more powerful than elected leader of free world

Yet more social media cowardice. Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform at least until he leaves office.

Regardless of one’s opinion about Trump, we never knew that social media giants exerted more power than the democratically elected leader of the free world.

Take one of Trump’s banned video tweets on Twitter yesterday. Apparently telling protestors To ‘Go Home in Peace’ was banned on the basis it was a “risk of violence

Is that protecting democracy? By silencing an elected president? Since when did social media giants self appoint themselves as guardians of American democracy and domestic security?

What if America was at or on the verge of war? Would Twitter and Facebook block presidential posts they didn’t ideologically agree with and place bans? It is irresponsible beyond belief.

These platforms need to lose Section 230 immunity. Under the Democrats that is not going to happen.

This will only worsen.

Finding a correlation between Trump voters and opioid use

The left-leaning taxpayer funded US media network, NPR, published a sensationalist piece titled, ‘Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016

The article opened as follows:

The fact that rural, economically disadvantaged parts of the country broke heavily for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election is well known. But Medicare data indicate that voters in areas that went for Trump weren’t just hurting economically — many of them were receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

Is that what the two charts reveal? The first chart records 2016 voting strength for Trump by county. The second, prescription opioid use by each county.

What the NPR article failed to note is that the r-squared figures for each study were stuck in the 40% range meaning there was incredibly low correlation and what statisticians would call “statistically insignificant.

Perhaps NPR might have admitted that drug overdose deaths under Trump went down for the first time in almost 30 years, claims backed up by the CDC. We wrote a piece on the problem back in 2017.

Best just run an article implying that Trump voters in 2016 were poor dumb hicks in rural areas hallucinating from all of the opioids they had taken.

At least we give some credit to NPR for actually reporting (towards the end of the article) the study’s lead author who said,

We were not implying causality, that the Trump vote caused opioids or that opioids caused the Trump vote…We’re talking about associations.”

So why bother with the article in the first place other than to take a pot shot at a portion of the very people who hold different political views but still fund NPR?

Perhaps, NPR might have thought how bad things had become over the long run under the incumbent political class that it gave birth to Trump. Not the other way around.

Do the US Forces truly hate Trump?

Will the mainstream media show this? For all of their rhetoric about how much the military abhor Trump, especially post the “suckers and losers” comments he was alleged to have made, the Army-Navy game seemed to show otherwise.

While Trump’s days in the White House look numbered, it is refreshing to see that media narratives are proven wrong yet again. We really wonder what the media will do if he loses the election. Recall our study which looked at how Trump boosted social media popularity by multiples.

Remember, it’s not the principle but the side that counts

This is why the mainstream media is such a joke. Even haircuts are steeped in patriarchy provided someone from the left has had a style.

Meaningless journalism.

By the way, The Guardian’s social justice warriors haven’t demanded the paper be shut down, despite being founded by a white slave owner.

The left leaning journalists (sorry, activists) should resign on principle. Of course, they won’t.

Being less worse isn’t an election strategy

On the day of Trump’s 2016 election win, we said that the best thing he will do for America is show people their vote matters. Alas the turnout for this election is on course to shatter records of the past century.

We have to say there is a growing trend of politics where opposition parties campaign on the basis of being “less worse” than the incumbent.

Take Canada. PM Justin Trudeau was mired in ethics scandals and virtue signaling throughout his first term. The Conservatives should have nailed him in the most recent election but alas they campaigned on why Trudeau was bad rather than focusing on why they were by far the superior alternative. Alas, Trudeau won a second term, albeit losing seats.

Take Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has incompetence stamped all over her last term. Weak leadership, flippy-floppy positions on coal, scandal-clad debacles surrounding COVID and her team, double standards regarding movie stars being allowed to quarantine but children from non infected areas being unable to attend the funeral of their father. Still, she won. Why? The LNP coalition didn’t offer any palpable credible alternative as to why they were so much better. It wasn’t a hard task, yet they fluffed it.

So to Trump.

Few politicians have ever polarized like the 45th president. Yet what does Joe Biden offer? Negatives! Every word that parses his lips is rearward looking. We have to learn to die with COVID! WTF? Where are the messages of hope and solid strategy from a 5-decade politician and twice failed presidential nominee? He typifies the politician America rejected in 2016.

In a time of COVID, people want reassurance their livelihoods are going to get back on track without the risk of another lockdown. They don’t want to hear their industry will be regulated out of existence. They don’t want to hear energy costs will rise. Businesses don’t want to try to recover with the idea a minimum wage hike limiting options.

Over 50% of America is employed by small-medium sized enterprise. These are the businesses hurting. Economy matters and Trump was delivering before COVID19.

Alss, we think the biggest issue on the table is the test of American patriotism. Many Americans are sick of being labeled for things they haven’t done or thought. They’re sick of seeing statues torn down, tired of innocent people getting harassed by activists in restaurants, shops or home. They’re tired of the cops being vilified. They’re sick of woke celebrities and sport stars stuffing political messages in their faces knowing that a Biden victory won’t affect their rent-a-cop gated mansion lifestyles one iota. It is so easy to show empty gestures. They bear no price.

Trump was a by-product of decades of failed administrations. They gave birth to him. The voting public knew he was never going to be a polished gem. Yet he was sent to blow up a system. Anyone who thought a NY property mogul would be a clean shirt were kidding themselves.

So when voters make their choice, they can look at 4 years of an opposition party who hasn’t accepted the last result with a negative platform! Hey, we’re less worse than Trump rather than we’re the best alternative and here is why! Come to think of it, can anyone name any positive policies from Biden?

Higher taxes, hiked minimum wages, shuttered oil industries, green power and a polished version of the failed Obamacare.

Just the things a suffering voter wants to hear while under the jackboot of financial hardship thanks to despotic governors and mayors.

Trump for the win.