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- Kamala Harris schemes with fake "oppo" research
- Republican turnout in Georgia was flat...think about that
- Historic Day
Kamala Harris schemes with fake "oppo" research
By Mike Huckabee
If you’re sick of hearing about the U.S. Senate run-off election in Georgia –- which looks at this point like a sad replay of the Nov. 3 election in Georgia, complete with late night shut-downs, Dominion crashes and poll-watcher evictions –- I have a fascinating article for you, but it’s not exactly going to make you feel better.
It will, however, make you smarter. Never again will you be taken by surprise when some negative information about a nominee or candidate is suddenly “found” or just appears out of nowhere. This article is about the calculated nature of “oppo research,” showing just how far it’s been taken in today’s political culture, and, most disconcerting of all, the eagerness Kamala Harris has displayed in using it. She’s shown that she’s quite fond of using dirt, even totally made-up dirt, to ruin people.
I’ve always said you shouldn’t go into politics unless you can stand the sight of your own blood, and oppo research has been around forever, of course, But today, it’s routinely taken to the tenth power, especially by the hysterical left, who are right at home with the concept of total personal destruction. Who knows how many great people have been intimidated from running for office or taking a judgeship or cabinet position because they can’t stand the thought of going through what, say, Brett Kavanaugh went through?
As it happens, of all the candidates vying to be Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris spent “more on oppo research than anyone has ever seen,” according to Federal Election Commission records. She hired a man known in the industry as “Dr. Death,” a.k.a. Averell “Ace” Smith, who also has worked his black magic over the years for Chicago mayor Richard Daley, Texas Gov. Ann Richards, Barbara Boxer, Howard Dean, Dianne Feinstein, the Clintons and many more.
It was “Dr. Death” who appeared at a book party with Kamala in July 2018, just weeks after Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court –- that timing, as you’ll see, is significant –- and proudly introduced him as “the father of oppo research.”
Apparently, no one equals this guy when it comes to dirt-digging. His reputation precedes him everywhere he goes, and politicians are justifiably terrified of him. “I’ve seen him walk into a room, and the opposition candidate will literally start mumbling,” former Democrat strategist Clint Reilly is quoted as saying.
Reading this, one can’t help but think there is surely no corruption involving the Bidens that Kamala Harris doesn’t already know all about. How she and the powers behind her will use it, and when, is anyone’s guess, but I don’t think it will take long. If Biden did have anything to do with the selection of Harris as his running mate, that in itself is testimony to his own lack of mental acuity, as having her in that spot is certainly not in his own interest. On the other hand, maybe he’s aware of this but has no choice, given what she knows. If that’s the case, and he manages to get inaugurated on the 20th, he’ll have to continue doing exactly what she and the people behind her want.
Though Harris stood beside him to get where she wanted to go, the idea that she might have any fidelity whatsoever to him is laughable, especially in light of what she said in support of women who have accused him of sexual impropriety. We’re all supposed to forget that now, but the internet is forever.
The article about “Dr. Death” and Kamala’s use of oppo research was written by Mark Judge, who was the friend of Kavanaugh’s that Christine Blasey Ford named during her testimony, saying he was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a party in 1982 and witnessed this event before stepping in to break things up. Judge was interested in how, less than 24 hours after the story broke in the WASHINGTON POST, a very long and richly detailed “exclusive” story appeared in the DAILY MAIL about the culture at their high school, Georgetown Prep. Impossibly, there it was, appearing out of the blue fully formed, with quotes from books Judge had written and pictures he had posted on Twitter and Facebook months before.
"How did a slimy local D.C. lawyer have a copy of our 1983 yearbook?” Judge wondered. “Why was he ready to pore through it with passages highlighted with post-it notes, on a local news station, just one day after the Ford story broke?”
At the same time, Ford’s own yearbook had been scrubbed from media coverage and most online searches. All this takes expert, long-range planning. A team of high-powered pros had to have been working on this from the moment Kavanaugh’s name was even mentioned as a prospective Supreme Court nominee. No doubt they had “dossiers” prepared on EVERY prospective conservative nominee.
Apparently, Ford herself was in on the planning, using an oppo research “professional” herself for weeks leading up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. We know his name: Keith Koegler. He’s profiled in the book THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH, by former WASHINGTON EXAMINER Supreme Court reporter Ryan Lovelace.
It’s hard even to find the words to communicate how toxic this process was. I would add that the work takes hours and hours of digging and strategizing and is no doubt very expensive. It would be interesting to know where the money came from to pay Koegler. Surely Ford didn’t pay for his services herself.
At the time she was positioning herself to be Biden’s running mate, then-Sen. Harris showed the political stuff she was made of and displayed remarkable initiative by using oppo research herself to target Kavanaugh. Way to impress the Democrat machine! Two days before the Senate confirmation hearings began, Harris’s staff turned over to Senate investigators a letter from a “Jane Doe” in Oceanside, California, claiming that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her. The claim unraveled and turned out to be bogus. A woman named Judy Munro-Leighton identified herself as Ms. Doe and admitted she didn’t even know Kavanaugh, saying she’d just participated in this stunt to “get attention.”
Given her Hillary-like history of using oppo research to sink others for personal gain, just imagine Kamala’s future political life as Biden’s second-in-command (and, not long afterwards, first-in-command). Think of how she might weaponize the considerable forces of government to keep her political enemies in line. She seems willing and even eager to do so. Hillary may have been the resident spider of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in her time, but the sticky resources for spiderweb-building are far greater now than they have ever been.
Republican turnout in Georgia was flat...think about that
By Mike Huckabee
At this writing, the Senate races in Georgia are not yet officially called, but results do not look good for the Republican incumbents (or for America, in my opinion.) It appears that Raphael Warnock will defeat Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue is narrowly behind Jon Ossoff in a too-close-to-call race, with several thousand absentee ballots still to be counted. It’s currently close enough to spark a recount, so there may not be an official winner for a while. But if Warnock and Ossoff both prevail, as now appears likely, it will give the Democrats control of the House and a 50-50 tie in the Senate.
With a President Biden in the White House and Kamala Harris’ vote breaking Senate ties, the Democrats could (and likely will try) to impose the most radical, America-transforming agenda in the history of the nation. Their leaders have already floated such ideas as eliminating the filibuster to end all minority power, stacking the Supreme Court with leftist activists, legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, making DC and Puerto Rico states to add four more Democrat Senators, and that’s not even getting into their more “mainstream” ideas, like open borders, massive tax increases, Medicare For All, unfettered taxpayer-funded abortion, a war on religious freedom and gun rights, and passing the “Green New Deal” that will destroy our domestic fuel industry and send power bills skyrocketing.
At this point, all we can do is pray for God to protect the United States and retain our faith that ultimately, our fate is in His hands, not Washington’s.
There were reports of irregularities in the Georgia runoffs that will spark déjà vu (Dominion voting machines in GOP counties going down, Republican poll watchers not being allowed to view counting in Fulton County, etc.) But the cold fact is that Democrats turned out more people than they did in November, while Republican turnout was flat, which I cannot understand.
How could any Georgia Republican or Christian have possibly sat out this election, knowing that the fate of the entire nation could rest on it? It’s not as if they didn’t have ample warning of the stakes, from many commentators (including me) and even the Rev. Franklin Graham.
There were reports that some Republicans were demoralized by Trump’s win or swallowed the suicidal argument that they should “protest” the November election by not voting in the runoffs. President Trump not only condemned that, he traveled to Georgia twice to urge his supporters to vote. If he could come to Georgia and back twice, you’d think the least his supporters could do was go to their local polling place.
If this shakes out the way it appears, and there is no miracle in Congress today that prevents Biden from taking office (and I’m sorry, but don’t count on that), the next two years are going to require both a lot of prayer and a lot of grassroots action. Republicans on the state and local level had better start tightening voter integrity laws that have been eroded into meaninglessness by Democrats, before ballot harvesting and other chicanery make them an endangered species. Republicans and business people had better start lobbying their Senators and Representatives hard, to encourage them to fight as much as they can to prevent the passage of a ruinous leftwing agenda that will turn all of the US into California.
Conservative legal foundations and donors had better be ready to file court challenges against unconstitutional laws and executive orders. This is one way in which all those Trump judicial appointments might be a firewall, although that won’t matter if they eventually end up in a stacked Supreme Court. To prevent that, Republicans and moderate Democrats in purple states had better let their Democrat Senators and Representatives know that if they go along with the radical left agenda, their careers will be over as of the next election or recall petition. (The same apples to wishy-washy Republicans. We’re looking at you, Mitt. He may already be getting that message.)
Under this scenario, it’s entirely possible that the most powerful and influential person in Congress may become West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who’s already announced that he will not support any radical “remaking America” proposals. If so, he might have the power to save America by one vote. But he’s caved before, and imagine the intense pressure, from political bribery and arm-twisting to threats against his family, that he will face now if he dares stand in the way of the radical left’s fanatical ambitions.
There is one way to avoid that, Sen. Manchin, and still save the nation: switch parties right now.
By Mike Huckabee
Today promises to be a historic day in Washington. There’s the joint session of Congress to perform the normally-routine certification of the electoral vote that is instead going to be challenged by a number of House and Senate Republicans. That gets rolling at noon Central Time, and you can watch it live on C-SPAN here.
There’s also to be a massive “Save America Rally,” where President Trump will speak at 11 a.m. CST.
There have been reports that Trump supporters have been harassed by DC police and liberal officials, attacked by protesters and denied service by liberal business owners. Maybe they should have worn black masks, destroyed some monuments and set some businesses on fire; then they would’ve been left alone and defended by DC officials.
And just in case today’s events weren’t enough to have us all biting our nails, a mysterious threat to fly a plane into the Capitol today as revenge for the killing of Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani was picked up by air traffic controllers in New York Monday. Defense officials say they’re not overly concerned that it’s credible, but they’re taking the threat seriously and working with the FAA and other authorities to insure public safety.
What else can we say at this point but...Stay tuned!
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