This week might go down in history as the week when a number of phony narratives and hollow giants propped up by the left all came tumbling down like dominoes. Let’s tick them off one-by-one…
It started with the live-on-TV exposure of the massive attempted defrauding of the voters in Pennsylvania. Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman’s debate performance shocked most viewers who realized they’d been lied to for months and that Fetterman was clearly incapable of serving in the Senate and should be home recuperating from his stroke. The left also exposed their true faces by expressing fury not over the fraud or the exploitation of a sick man, but over his campaign allowing the truth to be revealed before the election.
Some of them are still trying desperately to keep the scam going by praising Fetterman as stunning and brave, and claiming that any suggestion that he’s unfit for the Senate is discrimination against the disabled. They turned on a dime from “How dare you suggest he’s disabled?!” to “How dare you discriminate against him because he’s disabled?!”
They’re even comparing him to Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. Yes, but FDR’s major problem was that he couldn’t walk, not that he couldn’t talk.
And Churchill’s stroke came in 1953 when he was 78, long after his leadership in World War II. He got through it because it was covered up, but it did interfere with his duties as Prime Minister, including causing a six-month postponement of an important summit with President Eisenhower.
Related: A great column from Derek Hunter at Townhall.com on how Fetterman is really the “Big Lie” liberals keep talking about.
On Thursday, Elon Musk took over as the owner of Twitter, and there was much wailing and rending of hemp-based garments in the headquarters of that social media giant, where staffers once ran roughshod over conservative speech and revelled in tilting elections to Democrats by which speech they promoted or silenced.
Musk’s first actions were to fire Twitter’s CEO Parag Agrawal, its chief financial officer, head legal and policy executive and general counsel, at least one of whom was reportedly escorted out of the headquarters in San Francisco. He then tweeted, “The bird is freed.”
Musk put out an open letter to advertisers, vowing that Twitter would be a “common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.” Although he added that it would adhere to laws and be welcoming to all and not “become a free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said with no consequences.”
By the way, Musk has previously said he would reinstate former President Trump’s Twitter account, calling the banning of Trump “morally wrong” and “flat-up stupid.” It’s not clear whether Trump will return, though, since he’s said he’d rather build his own platform, Truth Social.
Another giant that once tilted elections came tumbling down the beanstalk yesterday, when Mark Zuckerberg officially became the biggest money loser in history. Thanks to his obsession with creating “the Metaverse,” shares of Meta (formerly Facebook) plummeted nearly 25% following a dismal earnings report. Since Zuckerberg announced the company’s new name one year ago, its stock value is down nearly 70% and it’s lost $618 billion in market value.
Maybe he shouldn’t have spent all those millions to try to rig an election to install a President who’s crashed the economy and the stock market. I feel bad for his stockholders, but if there’s a silver lining here, maybe he won’t be able to afford to do that anymore, and the Republicans will win, and their stocks will come back up.
A cherished liberal narrative also imploded this week: the claim they’ve been hammering away on that election fraud claims are a “Big Lie,” there’s no such thing as ballot harvesting, was blown sky high by a whistleblower in Orlando.
Cynthia Harris, a black female former candidate for Orange County Commissioner, filed a sworn affidavit with the Florida Secretary of State’s office, alleging a systematic ballot-harvesting operation in Orlando’s African-American communities that’s been going on for years. She says activists are paid $10 per ballot to go into black communities and pressure vulnerable people in places like nursing homes to hand over their absentee ballots for them to “deliver” to the polls. If the envelope is sealed, then it's steamed open. The ballots are marked in the way that the organizers want. If they’re already marked for the “wrong” candidate, they do something to spoil them so they’ll be thrown out.
Harris said she’s been aware of this corruption for years but was finally moved to speak out after she lost her race when a recount impossibly reduced her vote tally. The state has opened a criminal investigation of her claims.
Some might try to dismiss this as only a small number of votes, but we know how a small number of votes in a close enough election can have very serious consequences.
And speaking of code red liberal narrative fails…
In Arizona, someone broke into Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs’ office, and she was quick to blame her Republican opponent Kari Lake for spreading “misinformation” and sparking a Watergate-style break-in. After police arrested a suspect with known mental issues and no political motivations (FYI: he was already in jail on unrelated burglary charges and waiting to be released when he was identified and the items he stole from Hobbs were still on him in jail), Hobbs seemed much less willing to talk to the press about her false accusations against Lake.
As we’ve come to expect, Kari Lake handled it like a boss. After initially calling Hobbs’ claim “Jussie Smollett part two,” she called an “emergency press conference” without revealing the topic. With all the media gathered, she gave them a much-deserved chewing out for their lack of professionalism in repeating Hobbs’ false accusations before they knew any of the facts that turned out to prove her completely wrong. Or as she put it, making defamatory claims about her over “this garbage (BS) story.”
The media should’ve been suspicious from the get-go. Considering one new poll shows Lake leading Hobbs by 11 points, what political secrets do they think Hobbs has that Lake would possibly want to steal?
And another liberal narrative bites the dust, maybe: A newly-released interim report by the Republican Oversight staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee found that “the COVID-19 global pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident associated with coronavirus research in Wuhan, China” (i.e., it probably leaked from a lab), and declared that “the hypothesis of a natural zoonotic origin no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt, or the presumption of accuracy.”
The report says that while it is still possible that COVID might have originated naturally in animals, there are a number of factors that make that highly unlikely, such as the failure to identify the original host and the lack of any published evidence that it was circulating in animals prior to the pandemic. There are many more reasons you can read about at the link.
The big remaining question is, “With Elon Musk taking over Twitter, will we finally be allowed to tweet about this?”