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Democrats Desperately Need ONE Swing Vote – They Just Learned Their Fate



In the thick of the Brett Kavanagh whirlwind of reporting and commentary, Young Conservatives’ Nick Arama contributes some information of which you may not be aware; something that hasn’t gotten as much attention as it probably deserves:

“There are swing Republican votes in the Kavanaugh debate, but there are also swing Democratic votes.”

Possible iffy GOP holdouts have garnered the lion’s share of focus – Merkowsky, Collins, Flake – but at least a smattering of Dem Senators have given the impression they might support Kavanaugh’s nomination in the crunch.

“And”, writes Arama, “one of those potential swing Democrats just gave a very revealing statement.”

Then, from the Daily Wire:

“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), another potential swing vote in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, strongly signaled a “Yes” vote on Wednesday … .”

“According to Manchin, he will base his vote on Kavanaugh’s life from age 22-53, not his life in high school, which Democrats have increasingly scrutinized … .”

“ ‘I am looking at the gentleman as an adult from 22 to 53, thirty-one years of professional service,” Manchin told Al-Jazeera. “I am looking at him as a father. As a person in a community, how he interacts with his community. I am trying to put the human side to it.’ ”

Well, that’s a knee-knockingly sensible way to see things. (Haven’t seen boatloads of that from the Democratic caucus for quite a while now, have we?) Good for the Senator from West Virginia!

“Now, while that’s not a definitive,” cautions Arama, “… it does suggest he’s not going to be influenced by things before then.”

News is Manchin was “politely” flooded with input from his home state constituents urging him to pull the “Yes” lever on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

“They would not be happy with him if he voted “no” as Kavanaugh is supported in West Virginia by 58%.”

“Prior to the sexual allegations, Manchin had been looking like a “yes.” Manchin was one of three Democrats who voted to confirm Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.”

Imagine that! “We the People” letting their elected Honorable know their feelings about an important public matter. Letting him know in big numbers. Doing it respectfully. And having an impact.

I recall a prominent former politician from up in the New England area saying on a radio talk show that when an official hears personally from those who hold the power to keep him in or shoo him out? It does get his attention. She particularly stressed hand-written – or typed out –  and mailed letters (as opposed to email) strike home. Just a few of them would serve the attention-getting purpose, she insisted. If memory serves, she used the term “freak out” to describe the politicians’ reactions. And I’d imagine a face-to-face, firm but civil interaction would be even more compelling for most pols who have an interest in keeping their post.

“Manchin has made previous statements saying he would not allow Ford’s allegations to exclude Kavanaugh if they remained unsubstantiated and uncorroborated.”

Well, after completion of this SEVENTH FBI inquiry into the misty long-ago of the fifty-three-year-old Appeals Court judge, corroboration remains blindingly lacking for the most scurrilous accusations levelled against him. So, I guess we should count on a thumbs-up for Brett Kavanaugh from the Mountain State’s second term Senator and former governor?

And the good news keeps comin’: “And now”, adds Arama,   “more indication [Arizona’s Senator Jeff] Flake may be a yes.”

I’m assuming Flake has been hearing cascadingly from pro-Kavanaugh Americans so, if that last statement about him proves trustworthy we’ll have seen a demonstration of a heartening dynamic: Wild and tumultuous opposition from the Left rattling a Senator (Flake looked like he might throw in with the Dem opposition after a pair of progressive anti-Kavanaugh firebrands cornered him in an elevator) only to be neutralized by clear-thinking, fair-minded folk making known their minds to their wobbling Senator.

Once more: notwithstanding the hopelessness too often stoked by cut-throat Leftists and woe-is-me Republicans, when God-and-Country-Loving people get involved in the civic churn? It can make a practical and meaningful difference.

It’s in that spirit that Arama admonishes, “The GOP has 51 senators, Democrats have 49. But they may be missing [a] GOP Senator if the vote goes on Saturday because Steve Daines of Montana has his daughter’s wedding on that date and can’t be there. So keep contacting Manchin and all the swing senators to encourage them to vote to confirm.”

Thing is, right now it looks like those who revere the Constitution and America’s founding principles are gaining the edge in this Kavanaugh clash. Of course, it’s still possible to get smug, get distracted, lose that edge, let our efforts falter – and days from now find ourselves stunned, scratching our noggins and wondering bewilderingly, “Howcum Manchin and Flake ended up dropping the ball on Kavanaugh?”

Sometimes our elected leaders blow it, because those they are allegedly representing blow it themselves.


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New York Times Editor: We’re Switching From Russia Collusion To ‘Trump Is Racist’



The New York Times and others have repeatedly tried to take down President Trump with libelous statements on the Russian collusion front and have failed spectacularly every single time. Now, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has accidentally admitted that for two years his far-left newspaper was “built” around spreading a hoax. Oops. But it’s never too late to shift propaganda in this political war.

He was secretly recorded saying just that and it got out. Baquet also admitted the Times’ staff is loaded with left-wingers “who cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden.” Do tell. I’m shocked I tell you. Simply shocked.

What is actually shocking is this recording comes by way of the leftist rag, Slate. They got their mitts on the recording of a company-wide meeting Baquet held with his staffers and it is an illuminating look at how leftist media utilizes and manipulates propaganda for political effect. Why Slate would let that out is puzzling, to say the least.

Baquet has now admitted that for two long years his leftist newspaper was “built” around the Russia Collusion Hoax: “It got trickier after [inaudible] … went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character. We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well.”

Truly well? Do you mean by lying and falsifying facts? They did that very well. There was not a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia yet the NYT reported on it as fact for two years and in actuality, made stuff up to fit that narrative.

But the New York Times has seen the light, so to speak. The Russia collusion hoax hasn’t worked so now they are switching tactics… Trump is now a racist and everything will revolve around that lie: “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story. I’d love your help with that. As Audra Burch said when I talked to her this weekend, this one is a story about what it means to be an American in 2019. It is a story that requires deep investigation into people who peddle hatred[.]”

The truth is that if Trump were actually a racist it would have come out decades ago. This is a last-ditch effort to besmirch a sitting president so a communist can take his place in the next election. It’s subversion and in my book… a form of treason.

You can still taste the salty leftist tears from being disappointed that Mueller did not take down Trump: “The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, “Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.” And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”

So, while the NYT, WaPo, and other lefty rags spewed lies and propaganda, outlets such as Breitbart, The Daily Wire, and The Daily Caller among others did real reporting and told the truth. For their efforts, a number of them have been banned on social media.

From Breitbart:

“Baquet pretty much spends the rest of the 90 minutes meeting fielding questions from individuals who are supposed to be professionals but who only want to know how they can call Trump and his supporters racists even more often.

“You see, according to the Times’ staff, everything is racist because everything really is racist.

“You probably think that whole “everything is racist” thing is me being sarcastic. Here’s a direct quote from a staffer [emphasis added]:

Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.

“Good grief. What a dispiriting and not-at-all surprising look at the ignorant whack jobs in charge of our media — and in the case of the New York Times, not just the media, but what is considered the elite of the media elite. What are they obsessed with? What do these conspiracy-loons see everywhere in 2019 America…?


“Here we sit in the most tolerant, diverse country in the world just a few years after having twice elected a black president with the middle name “Hussein,” and the people in charge of the media are breaking down into pools of self-pity because they want to scream racist at us even more than they already have.

“And again, let’s not forget that the only way they can try to pretend America is racist is by way of massive hoaxes: the Very Fine People Hoax, the Covington Hoax, the George Zimmerman Is White Hoax, the Hands Up Don’t Shoot Hoax, the Jussie Smollett Hoax, and the countless hoax hate crimes they spread over and over and over again without scrutiny.”

Good grief is an understatement. The NYT does not cover real news anymore like the rising tide of anti-Semitism in this country. They are too busy protecting terrorists and radicals, while smearing the president and conservatives, to do their actual jobs.

The New York Times openly admits that anti-Jewish hate crimes don’t interest the Times because white supremacists are not behind them: “If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.”

But young white males are domestic terrorists according to these people. Geez. Not communist Antifa or Black Lives Matter or the Nation of Islam or the Black Panthers… white boys are the ticket, y’all.

Since the media is out of Russian ammo and they detest Trump, they have to have another way of smearing him and throwing the race card is their final desperate move in this political dance. Nothing else has stuck to Teflon-Don. Look for them to cry ‘racism’ non-stop for the next two years in their latest contrived hoax against the president. But you won’t hear them cover actual racism because it does not fit their political narrative. It has to be Trump, Trump, Trump! or it’s not news.

The NYT is a peddler of hate. No wonder they had to stop publishing political cartoons because the editorial staff can’t recognize blatant anti-Semitism. These aren’t journalists anymore… they are Brown Shirts. They feel they’ll get away with calling Trump a racist. After all, they got away with the Russian crap for two years.


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