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BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Project Veritas update: who masterminded O’Keefe’s ouster?
We’re slowly gathering a little of what might have been happening behind the scenes at Project Veritas. According to J. D. Rucker, a member of the PV board of advisors named Matthew Tyrmand has been suspended from the New York Young Republican Club. They describe O’Keefe as “a close friend of the Club.” Here’s part of their statement:
“After conducting a series of interviews, the Board of Governors of the New York Young Republican Club has learned that Matthew Tyrmand, a member of our board of advisors, may have engineered O’Keefe’s ouster on tenuous claims of financial malfeasance...We believe in free speech and transparency of operations, and the credible reports we have received require full investigation to ensure that our Members’ interests are represented accordingly.”
So that investigation will proceed. Meanwhile, Project Veritas maintains that O’Keefe overspent, but if that were the reason for the shake-up, I doubt it would have been timed as it was, right after the shocking exposure of Pfizer’s alleged “directed evolution” of COVID variants. Conservative voice Michael Cernovich addressed this on Twitter: “The Project Veritas Board has back channeled talking points claiming James O’Keefe was misusing donor funds. What a clown show. Why not ask the donors if they care that James took too many Uber black cars? This is the last desperate attempt to shape the narrative.”
And this: “If James O’Keefe took too many Uber black rides, then the PV Board would say he used donor funds for personal use, treat the rides as a taxable benefit as part of his salary and compensation, and then James would owe income taxes. [The Board’s] statement is the end of Project Veritas.”
As reported in THE POLITICAL INSIDER, O’Keefe himself “strongly insinuated” in his video to the PV staff that it was the sting of the unhinged Pfizer executive that was the breaking point. O’Keefe called it “the biggest story in our organization’s history” and “the only thing that has changed” in his work with Project Veritas lately, adding, “And then, suddenly, an unusual emergency happened just a few days after that.”
Are we playing chess or checkers?!?
President Biden has a tendency to just say things apparently without having put any thought into the longterm ramifications. Example: over the weekend, he vowed another $500 million in aid to Ukraine and said that as Ukraine is fighting for freedom, there will be no end to US support.
Well, a few points…
First of all, it was a reminder of the most shameful moment of this Administration, the deadly botched pullout from Afghanistan, where Biden left behind Americans and Afghan allies to the brutality of the Taliban. Why? Because he decided the fight for freedom there had gone on too long and he wanted to cut off support, even if it was at the worst possible moment. That also signaled to our allies not to depend on US support if the battle drags on too long.
Secondly, Vladimir Putin saw Biden’s speech as an escalation of a US proxy war against Russia and announced that he’s suspending Russia’s participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. He also threatened to resume nuclear weapons tests.
Meanwhile, the communist Chinese government saw a golden opportunity to weaken its two major rivals. It’s reported that they’re considering supplying Russia with lethal aid to use against Ukraine. That would keep Russia in the war while draining US weapons and funds further, essentially creating a proxy world war in which Russia and the US drain each other while China stands by fueling the fighting and grows stronger.
Ever get the feeling that our adversaries are playing chess and our leader can’t figure out how to set up the checkerboard?
Stop dissing the Dawgs
I can think of few more effective ways to tick off all Georgians than to insult the Georgia Bulldogs. And for the second year in a row, this Administration has snubbed the team and failed to invite them to the White House after their national championship win.
Many Georgians are starting to grumble that this is political, because Georgia is a (mostly) red state, it rejected Stacey Abrams, and it was the target of Biden’s false accusations of race-based voter suppression (voter turnout is up, and a recent poll found that zero percent of blacks reported having a negative experience with voting.)
Biden wants to move Georgia to the fourth place primary slot, thinking he’ll do better there than in Ohio, where he’s never won the Caucuses. But if he keeps dissing the Dawgs, he’ll be lucky to come in ahead of the write-in vote for UGA.
The Supreme Court today rejected a case by a Utah man seeking to overturn the 2020 election. I wrote about this before, and some readers thought that I was implying it had a chance because it got as far as the SCOTUS looking at it. No, I thought it was interesting, but I never imagined they would actually take up the case, and as expected, it was rejected without comment.
Ironically, the plaintiffs were arguing that the election was in effect rigged because members of Congress violated their oaths of office to defend the Constitution by refusing to investigate allegations of voter fraud. They should have known the SCOTUS would refuse to look at that.
Equity politics at the IRS look like this
What do you get when you combine President Biden’s push to inject the racist concept of “equity” into the federal government with his empty promises about the IRS only targeting the very rich to make them pay their “fair share?” According to the America First Legal Foundation, you get this White House trying to alter the IRS’ audit algorithm so it targets more white people, Asians and mixed-race taxpayers for audits.
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