|November 24, 2020|
Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Election updates
- Divided government
- A new Middle East agreement?
- Senate GOP: Hunter Biden company linked to Chinese communist party
- Moron Alert: The Atlantic launches war on Thanksgiving
- Leftist hypocrisy
President Trump gave the go-ahead to the General Services Administration to make funds available to the Biden transition team. But he insists that this does not mean that he is giving up his efforts to contest the ballot count in key battleground states.
That write-up also includes other developments, including Michigan certifying its vote, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejecting the Trump campaign’s lawsuit to throw out more than 8,000 absentee ballots that were missing key information, and the latest comments on the Trump campaign’s efforts by Rudy Giuliani and law Professor Alan Dershowitz.
And in updates on the updates (whew!), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump Team an expedited review of the Pennsylvania case. And the Michigan House agreed to hold a hearing into the Trump team’s allegations of election irregularities at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
A new Harvard CAPS-Harris poll of registered voters found that a sizable majority of Americans want divided government. Fifty-six percent said they want Republicans to maintain control of the Senate, while only 44 percent want Democrats to control the White House and both Houses of Congress.
That’s hardly surprising, given the radical agenda that the Dems have promised to ram down our throats with the tiniest of margins if they win the two upcoming Georgia Senate runoff elections. That would tie the Senate 50-50 and allow a Vice President Kamala Harris (who fell to the left of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders in one ranking) to cast tie-breaking votes.
Incidentally, I keep hearing that the polls in Georgia are about neck-and-neck, yet overall, Americans want the Republicans to win those seats by a margin of 12 points. Are Georgians really that out of step with the rest of America, or are the polls wrong again, or is this just another one of those 2020 election statistical mysteries for which there is simply no explanation?
A NEW MIDDLE EAST AGREEMENT?
Having already helped shepherd historic peace agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan with the Abraham Accords, and promised that more nations will join soon, President Trump is reportedly trying to craft a landmark agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Fox News reported that on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi officials and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
An Israeli official seemed to unofficially confirm the meeting, but Saudi officials denied it, saying that Saudi Arabia has “supported normalization with Israel for a long time, but one very important thing must happen first: a permanent and full peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.”
That’s what I would expect the Saudis to say publicly. Seeing the other Arab nations make peace and recognize Israel’s right to exist, and just hearing a report that Saudi Arabia is leaning toward it, should put pressure on the Palestinians to give up their rabid opposition to making peace with Israel. This is sending them a message that other Arab nations are getting tired of defending them. The message Trump is sending the Palestinians with these deals is that the peace train is leaving the station, and they can either make a deal and get on board or stubbornly refuse and hope that a President Biden will re-enrich Iran enough that the Mullahs will take care of them.
I know that Biden and his whole coterie of former Obama officials can’t wait to undo everything that Trump has done to replace their endless wars with peace in the Middle East. But Trump seems determined to make that hard for them by creating so much peace in the Middle East that even they, with all their diplomatic experience and expertise, will have a hard time screwing it up.
SENATE GOP: HUNTER BIDEN COMPANY LINKED TO CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY
Say, remember the name “Hunter Biden”? Those who get their news from mainstream sources or social media probably never heard of him. But he’s Joe Biden’s son whose alleged shady international business dealings, particularly with China, were dismissed by the Democrats and their media stenographers as “Russian disinformation” (to use their favorite phrase) “without evidence.”
Well, while hardly anyone was paying attention, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs looked into some of the latest claims about Hunter from whistleblower Tony Bobulinski. They’ve just issued a supplemental report, and it shows that what Bobulinski gave them was consistent with other evidence they’d gathered showing millions of dollars being transferred from a company linked to China’s communist party to a company associated with Hunter Biden. There are more details here:
If Joe Biden gets into the White House and controls the Department of Justice, there’s no way this will be investigated other than by the Senate, which is reason #10,312 why it’s vitally important for the Republicans to win the two Georgia runoffs and maintain control of the Senate. If not, we might be conducting an experiment to find out whether manure still stinks if you sweep it under the rug.
MORON ALERT: THE ATLANTIC LAUNCHES WAR ON THANKSGIVING
The Atlantic magazine, last seen trying to convince us that President Trump called our World War I heroes “suckers and losers” based on anonymous sources, is now trying to convince us to cancel Thanksgiving. They must think that we’re suckers because the writer gives away his real motivations by describing Thanksgiving dismissively as “a nebulous day of atoning for the sins of colonialism by eating food and saying thank you.”
He tosses us a turkey bone by writing, “Next year will be an opportunity to be thankful for the elements of the holiday that we tend to take for granted. It will be like a Super Thanksgiving.” But then he gives away his and the Atlantic’s real feelings about cherished American traditions and we suckers and losers who revere them: “Or maybe this new way of doing it will work so well, you’ll never want to go back.”
Right, we’ll love being separated from our loved ones by fear and paranoia on one of our most important holidays that we’ll want to continue eating frozen turkey dinners alone while watching MSNBC on every Thanksgiving from now on, as I assume the staff at the Atlantic will.
Lisa Carr at the Victory Girls blog has more on the Atlantic article and the general war on Thanksgiving here:
Personally, I doubt that the Atlantic’s stance on canceling Thanksgiving will carry much weight, since every thinking person I know long ago canceled their subscriptions to the Atlantic.
You’d think that as many times as Democrat politicians have been caught flagrantly violating the rigid coronavirus rules they’re trying to impose on everyone else, they would be eager to wear masks, if for no other reason than to hide their faces.
Speaking of the deadly virus of leftist hypocrisy, there are signs that the people are just about reaching their limit of tolerance for it. Even in New York, believe it or not. Definitely read this one all the way to the last sentence.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY