PRO-GROWTH POLICIES LEAD TO...GROWTH
It was announced Thursday that third-quarter GDP growth shattered all records at 33.1%. It’s already recovered two-thirds of what was lost from the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus lockdowns. President Trump is celebrating the news as vindication of his policies creating a strong and resilient economy and warning that Joe Biden’s high-tax and heavy regulation policies would kill it.
The Commerce Department also reported that “personal consumption increased 40.7%, while gross private domestic investment surged 83% amid a 59.3% increase on the residential side. Economic activity was strong in the real estate sector, and consumer and business executive surveys showed that confidence has remained high about the future despite the virus-related setbacks.”
Well, Joe Biden may be feeling less confident about his future. But then, he was bracing for a dark winter, anyway.
I know you might be reaching for the Rolaids from hearing all the talking heads tell you that Biden has a double-digit lead in the polls, despite the fact that his “rallies” draw fewer people than a snow cone stand at the North Pole. Just to keep your spirits up, here are a couple of articles that suggest voter enthusiasm counts for more than badly weighted polls.
Also worth noting is that as of this writing, in Florida, Republicans are outperforming their 2016 early voting numbers in every county, even the deep blue counties such as Broward and Miami-Dade, where Hillary won in 2016 by nearly 2-1. But as of today, in those two counties, more Republicans than Democrats have already voted! In 2016, Trump came into Election Day down 88,000 votes in Florida and still won the state. He’s now on track to start Election Day in the lead in Florida.
I do feel a little concerned about the job security of MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard, who talked to 50 people in an early voting line in Arizona and admitted live on the air that he could find only one who was voting for Biden.
And if anyone can get you fired up out of a funk to go vote, it’s Kurt Schlicter.
Now, with all that being said, don’t get complacent. It ain’t over till it’s over, and probably not even afterward, thanks to the Democrats who’ll refuse to accept defeat unless they’re drowned in a Trump landslide. Go vote, and keep taking friends and family members who support Trump to the polls. And be sure to vote for Republicans in the down-ballot races, to keep the Senate and take back the House. Could there be anything more satisfying, and better for Americans who are desperate for the House to do something other than fiddle with political games while their businesses and bank accounts burn, than to see Republican Kevin McCarthy pry the Speaker’s gavel out of Nancy Pelosi’s claws?
It seems as if Washington is filled with career bureaucrats with savior complexes who think that it’s their duty to lie, leak, and anonymously badmouth and undermine their boss, President Trump, because they are defending “honor and integrity” by being turncoats and snakes in the grass. There are so many of these hypocritical egomaniacs, in fact, that in this particular case, I’m not even talking about James Comey.
Remember “Anonymous,” who wrote columns for the New Times and scored a fat book deal by claiming to be one of several high-level staffers in Trump’s inner circle who were saving America by undermining his wrongheaded orders? There was all sorts of speculation over who it might be. John Bolton? Nikki Haley? Even Mike Pence? Well, his identity has finally been revealed. “Anonymous” is Miles Taylor.
There will be a short pause while you all say, “Who the heck is Miles Taylor?...” Precisely.
Taylor was the Chief of Staff at DHS, a job so far removed from the inner circles of the White House that Trump and other actual top staffers claim never to have heard of him. That’s easy to believe, since how many people have heard of his successor in the job, John Gountanis? Taylor is such a nonentity that he didn’t even have a Wikipedia page until August, and that was only created because he came out in support of Joe Biden. Among other unsurprising things that page reveals is that he’s also worked for Google and CNN.
After misrepresenting his position, badmouthing his boss and lying about not being “Anonymous,” he’s finally come out of hiding to tell us that “Donald Trump is a man without character.” Well, takes one to know one, I guess.
As if this were fiction written by the Trump campaign, it turns out that Taylor’s latest gig was as a CNN contributor where Mr. Good Character lied on-air by denying he was “Anonymous.” CNN’s Brian Stelter frantically tried to cover the network’s posterior by insisting that they didn’t know about this when they hired him and that Taylor deceived them. Funny, you’d think a willingness to lie on camera while badmouthing Trump would be a requirement for the job.
BOBULINSKI STORY SHOWS BIDENS AND MEDIA FOR WHAT THEY ARE
Tuesday’s interview of Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski by Tucker Carlson about Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s foreign business is “THE” pre-election story –- which is amazing, considering that CNN and other so-called news outlets are completely ignoring it and social media are blocking it. The stunning media non-reaction has become part of the story and, we hope, called more attention to it. Thanks, Twitter!
If you need a catch-up on the original “Biden Inc.” story, please read my commentary from yesterday.
Also, here’s a brief summary of the allegations, including a link to Tucker Carlson’s interview with Bobulinski, from investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
President Trump is not sitting quietly while the media ignore this huge story. He had some heroic words to say Wednesday about this “moment of reckoning” that should live through the ages to come. At this link is also a Trump campaign ad about the work Big Tech is doing to suppress what we know about Joe Biden’s “family business.”
In Tucker’s Wednesday follow-up report, he noted that Joe Biden has reacted to the story not only by lying but also by smearing “an innocent man as a traitor to his own country.” Biden hasn’t offered any specifics, and he gets away with that because he's not being pressed to answer questions.
"Instead,” Tucker said, “reporters at all levels and their editors and their publishers have openly collaborated with Joe Biden’s political campaign. That is unprecedented...in American history. This morning, the big papers completely ignored what Tony Bobulinski had to say; so did the other television networks. Not a SINGLE WORD about Bobulinski appeared on CNN, or anywhere else.” Apparently, NEWSWEEK covered it, but somehow turned the story to something about Qanon.
"This is Soviet-style suppression of information of a legitimate news story days before an election,” he said. “The ramifications of it are impossible to imagine, but we do know the media cannot continue the way that it has. No one believes the media anymore, and no one should.”
Twitter is still demanding that the NEW YORK POST, which ran the original Biden email story two weeks ago, delete all tweets about it. (See our story about the testimony given today in the Senate by Big Tech executives including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was grilled by Sen. Ted Cruz.) It’s past time for Congress to legislate on this, but that won’t happen unless Republicans take the House.
As Ned Ryun, CEO of American Majority, said on the show, “First of all, we have to disabuse ourselves that we have any real journalism left. I mean, they’re partisan operatives masquerading as journalists.” He used the “dossier” as an example of how this has been done for the last four years.
"You cannot have a free society,” he said, “if you have a media that is wildly disinterested in truth and in facts and is, quite simply...only interested in one-party rule.”
In other words, what we’ve got now is pretty much like the Ministry of Truth, and this is getting scary. As voters in a supposedly free, self-governing country, we require a functioning news media. Only in a banana republic should we be expected to cast a ballot when documented stories about lying and corruption have been suppressed. That is true whether the candidate is Republican or Democrat. The media told a fake story about Trump being beholden to the Russians, and now they’re suppressing a real story about a candidate ACTUALLY being beholden to the Communist Chinese! Imagine if he were in the White House, likely collapsing all opposition to them.
What Ryun said is so glorious that I’ll just give him the floor: “The masquerade is over. The American people...have a chance to have a reckoning with the press, with Big Tech, with ‘the swamp,’ with the administrative state, with the Biden cartel. It’s November 3, when they vote for Donald Trump and give him another four years.”
The story that these “journalists” aren’t telling is really quite simple and boils down to this, in Tucker’s words: “Millions of dollars linked directly to the Communist Party of China went to Joe Biden’s family, not because they’re capable businessmen –- they’re certainly not...No, they were cut in on the world’s most lucrative business deals...for one reason: because Joe Biden was a powerful government official willing to leverage his power on behalf of his family.”
President of the Government Accountability Institute Peter Schweizer, who has been following the activities of the corrupt Biden family for years and wrote about it in “PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite," did an interview on Tuesday for Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Of course, this story of longtime sleaze is not news to Schweizer, who says the evidence is indisputable. “There’s no question about it,” he said. “Joe Biden is the planet around which the moons of his family travel. And the gravitational pull is Joe Biden’s power and his position, and the family has enriched themselves based on the position he has.”
It’s after Biden became Vice President, Schweizer said, that the family jumped into high-level international deals that they “have no background or expertise in.” He outlined some of these deals –- involving son Hunter, brother Frank, brother James, sister Valerie and daughter Ashley –- in detail.
"What are the Bidens selling?” he asked. “What product or what service are they providing the Chinese companies [or] a Ukranian energy company? They don’t know anything about the energy business. They don’t know anything about private finance [or] equity companies...so the point is, these foreign entities are paying the Bidens money --- millions of dollars. The question is, what are they getting in return?”
Brother Jim Biden was candid with Bobulinski about how the Biden family could get away with this. (“Plausible deniability.”) But he wouldn’t answer FOX News’ questions on Wednesday.
With a total of five family members involved (not counting the in-laws), Joe Biden is credited by Schweizer as “expanding the frontiers of American political corruption.” And he says this after looking into political corruption for a long, long time.
Finally, here’s a mysterious story we don’t know what to think about yet. Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that a collection of especially damning confidential Biden-related documents overnighted Monday by his producer to Los Angeles, where he was interviewing Bobulinski, did not arrive. Tuesday, they received notice from the shipping company that the envelope had been opened and the contents were gone. The company has traced where it went and combed everywhere, but the documents have vanished without a trace.
Fortunately, the producer had made copies.