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This is how democracy dies, not in darkness, but in plain sight, live on C-SPAN

Tucker Carlson savages the UniParty and  talks about the disarray in voters, the sea change sweeping parts of the US in political alliances. The Great Replacement and influx of new democrat voters has run out of steam.

The old coalitions are crumbling before our eyes. Suddenly we’re seeing Hispanic voters, African and Middle Eastern immigrants, as well as huge numbers of American-born young men, all running at remarkable speed from Joe Biden and the anti-human corporate neoliberalism he represents. …

Joe Biden’s support among Hispanics has dropped to a stunning 24%. That’s the lowest among any ethnic group in America. …

At the very moment that Joe Biden is at his weakest, months before a pivotal midterm election, Republicans are propping him up. They are saving Biden from himself.

Since the day Biden was elected, Republicans in Washington have taken Biden’s side on virtually every significant item in his policy agenda. That would include: COVID restrictions, vaccine mandates, transgender ideology in school, sanctions against China, the January 6 charade, free speech, civil liberties, spying by the Intel agencies, preserving the big tech monopolies, the anti-White race politics of CRT and Juneteenth, border enforcement and energy policy, and above all, the administration’s signature issue: its lunatic and reckless support for the war on Ukraine. Republicans are all-in.

Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are united in their fear of populism and in their gut-level loathing of the American public and they’re not alone. What Washington fears most is democracy — that is letting voters have what they want. That’s not allowed. Republicans and Democrats have formed a uniparty specifically to prevent it. You see this everywhere, but you see it most clearly in the gun control legislation that’s in the Senate right now. …

Just in case anyone can’t think of 25 million reasons why Mitch McConnell might feel inclined to serve other agendas than his voters, read what I wrote  in January last year describing Mitch McConnell’s very strange rich connection with China. The corruption is not even hidden…

McConnell’s wife is a Chinese-American and also happens to be The Transportation Secretary of the US Government (!). Since Elaine Chao took up that job four years ago, her fathers company has expanded rapidly and has added 40 percent more ships. Her father, James Chao, is a shipping magnate that gave his daughter and her husband McConnell a gift of at least $5 million in 2008. That’s the conservative estimate — it might have been worth as much as $25 million dollars. (Nice in-laws if you can get them.) The largess was legally disclosed. The net worth of the political couple went from $3m in 2004 to something between $9 and $36m by 2018.

The Chinese Ship building company is called CSSC Holdings. McConnell’s wife’s family is so close to it that both her father and her sister sit on the Board of the financial arm of this Chinese company they buy boats from. It’s odd, stacked on weird, wrapped up in long explanations. CSSC is not just a boat building company, it’s the Chinese government’s military contractor. Indeed, the letters CSSC stand for the China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Get it?

Speaking of signs of decay: Who IS in Charge?

President Biden on Thursday inadvertently held up a comically detailed cheat sheet prepared by his staff instructing the gaffe-prone leader of the free world to “take YOUR seat” and to limit his remarks to “2 minutes.” — New York Post

YOU take YOUR seat’: Very specific cheat sheet reminds Biden how to act. By Steven Nelson.

Who writes these notes for the Leader of the Free World?

h/t Old Ozzie, Scott of the Pacific, Bill who moved from AZ.

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89 comments to This is how democracy dies, not in darkness, but in plain sight, live on C-SPAN

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    Jojodogfacedboy

    Give us a D…
    Give us a E…
    Give us a M…
    Give us a E…
    Give us a N…
    Give us a T…
    Give us a I…
    Give us a A…

    Dementia President Joe with Heels Up Harris as VP.
    What have you got?
    Obama’s third term in office.

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    b.nice

    Uniparty.. where both major parties hold the same regressive left-wing bent on many issues.

    Where the supposedly conservative party kow-tows to leftist memes, leaving no voting options for center and center-right voters…

    Could never happen in Australia… could it !!

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      OldOzzie

      People Awakening to The Multinational Corporate Influence Over U.S. Politics – This is What the Professional UniParty, Including Republicans, Have Intentionally Kept Hidden From The American Voter

      April 3, 2021 – Sundance

      Reposting an earlier article by request as more people are starting to understand why CTH has focused on the financial motivations behind the political ideology for over a decade. It is critical that people understand the landscape. Underline it. Study it. Research the issues and teach everyone about it.

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        OldOzzie

        The Historical Meaning of Donald Trump

        The hysterical reaction to Donald Trump on the part of liberals, though, suggests that Trump may, indeed, have signified a radical action that cuts to the heart of things political in our country. It’s hard not to believe that after witnessing otherwise intelligent and informed individuals slip into Trump Derangement Syndrome and not relax for four full years. I don’t mean specific planks that offended them such as the Wall, controversial though they were. He had to have posed a more fundamental threat. That Establishment conservatives felt the same way as conventional liberals did reinforces that suspicion. Trump certainly upset the mainstream elite a lot more than did the progressive Bernie Sanders.

        Think about how Trump himself told Americans that the party politics of Democrats versus Republicans was no such thing. As he declared right off in his inauguration speech, the leadership of both parties formed a faction of their own, and the American people were their piggy bank. They’d produced carnage across America and lined their own pockets. Don’t buy their political shows and fake news, he urged. D.C. is the home of uniparty swamp dwellers, and they’re playing the American people as suckers.

        All the people sitting behind him on Day One, Democrats and Republicans both, realized instantly, “He’s not one of us, and he’ll never be one of us.” Trump made it very personal. They couldn’t avoid the calculation: “If he succeeds, we lose.” He told the Great Unwashed what they should never be told, that their leaders had a terrible track record, that their Ivy League degrees didn’t translate into competent statesmanship, and that they didn’t care about their own country and fellow citizens—and the people cheered.

        This was bad, very bad. Suddenly, it seemed to the elite and everyone who wants to join them that their security and livelihoods were at risk. Draining the swamp and discrediting the media would take away their food and water. People wouldn’t trust their expertise anymore. The qualifications and experience on their lengthy resumes wouldn’t be so impressive. Statements such as “I was an undersecretary of -under President Y” might evoke a wry smile instead of a reverent nod. These people had worked all their lives in hypercompetitive settings to advance and succeed. They’d proven their excellence. They had the advanced degrees and political posts and distinguished by-lines as sure evidence, and this orange-haired blowhard dared to mutter, “You’re not so special.”

        Infuriating, yes, and treacherous, too. On this point, our masters on the right and left could agree. As our Marxist would say, they had a system to maintain, made up of themselves, and Trump didn’t honor it and become a well-behaving member.

        This is what makes him a radical force in American history.

        The historical meaning of Donald Trump depends on this outcome. How many of the longstanding, high-ranking, well-remunerated denizens of the swamp will survive Trump populism? How many will still be in place, running the D.C. show, steering money, churning out words and speeches and interviews, winning re-election, and keeping Trump-ish individuals away? They have certainly lost their luster, and a good portion of the American public despises them, but they are still in tight control of the halls of power. In 10 years, or 20, will they still hold the reins?

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              beowulf

              Must be lots of building about to start in DC?

              U.S. Rep. Asks Why Multiple Pallets of Bricks Were Left Out in Downtown D.C.

              U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced that multiple, large pallets of bricks have been left out in Washington D.C. The bricks are located not far from the Supreme Court Building and House offices.

              “@CapitolPolice, why are there 20 pallets of bricks one block from the House Office Buildings?” Boebert asked in a tweet.

              The bricks laid out in downtown Washington D.C. reminded many of similar occurrences during the violent Serial Criminal George Floyd riots in 2020. During the riots, pallets of bricks were routinely found along protest routes in a number of cities that suffered violent riots.

              The Washington D.C. brick pile comes as far-left extremists have promised a “night of rage” in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.

              https://nationalfile.com/u-s-rep-asks-why-multiple-pallets-of-bricks-were-left-out-in-downtown-d-c/

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              Yonason

              An “investigation” of a non-insurrection by a mostly non-violent (except for anti-Trump elements who aren’t being investigated) Trump supporters, is halted to call for insurrection…

              Sounds perfectly normal to me. //SARC OFF//

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          Kim

          Their currency is information. GiGo – Garbage in Garbage out. That’s the way to deal with them.

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          Gerry

          The historical record of Trump is already taking shape with the immense support he has had over the past two years. His impact has been burnt into the minds of most Americans with the successes of his tax policies, immigration policies, anti-war policies and Trade policies. A large large number of people will be reminding their kids about that short sliver of sunlight between the gloom of Obama and Biden.

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      Custer Van Cleef

      Or another way to think of the Uniparty:

      It doesn’t matter which side is the nominal winner of an election, the “Party of Davos” always wins — they get their “wish list” as approved by Global Corporations, the Billionaire class, Nanny’s brainwashing centres — oops universities, etc.

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        OldOzzie

        The Washington Post Runs Article That Petitions Congress To Block Trump From Running in 2024

        On Thursday, The Washington Post published an op-ed entitled, “There is a better option to keep Trump out of office than prosecution,” petitioning Congress to block former President Donald J. Trump from re-election in 2024.

        The article was written by NBC News analyst Edward B. Foley, who argued that Congress should weaponize Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against Trump to prevent him from running again.

        “If the goal of prosecuting former President Donald Trump is to protect American democracy from a Trump comeback in 2024, there is a better way to go about it than filing criminal charges,” Foley wrote.

        “Instead, Congress should exercise its constitutional authority to prohibit Trump from seeking the presidency again,” he continued.

        Section 3 of the 14th amendment explicitly authorizes Congress and the DOJ to ban people who have “engaged in insurrection” from running for office. Something Foley repeatedly called on Congress to exercise.

        No Mention of Banning Hillary Clinton

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          wal1957

          They haven’t proved that Trump engaged in insurrection. In fact every attempt to get “orange man bad” has failed. So the Washington Post fails at the first hurdle, yet again.
          BTW, the “January 6th” hearings are like an elaborate ABC hit piece. No cross examination, no context, cherry picked snippetts. Only dumbocrats would even bother watching that garbage.

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      OldOzzie

      Durham Played You For A Fool!

      John Durham and Bill Barr finally ran out of the clock on Spygate. Why are you surprised?

      Bill Barr didn’t really want to arrest or prosecute Democrats — and certainly not in 2020. After all, the GOP establishment was busy collaborating with Democrats in 2020 to steal the November election from President Trump — or don’t you remember?

      In other words: the Durham investigation was simply the clean-up phase of Spygate disguised as an investigation of Spygate. This was perfectly obvious at the time — and it remains obvious today. It doesn’t take two years for the DOJ to prosecute its targets. You know that — right? Just ask Roger Stone. When the DOJ really wants to prosecute you, it’s easy to tell because two dozen special agents in SWAT gear appear at your door in a pre-dawn raid with a CNN camera crew already stationed across the street.

      And that’s just for the crime of “lying to Congress.”

      Did you really think that John Durham need two years to bring serious indictments against the Spygate plotters? Did you really fail to notice that his low-level indictments came just as the statue of limitations expired? Or that Durham brought minimal charges that were always going to bring minimal sentences?

      That’s because John Durham was the cleaner.

      In fact, the Spygate plotters (Obama, Biden, Rice) are currently in control of the White House — in case you hadn’t noticed. How’s that for getting away with it? Sure, Durham made a valiant attempt to transfer the blame for the whole scandal onto Hillary Clinton and her campaign aides — but Hillary Clinton wasn’t meeting with James Comey about the Russia Hoax in the White House and texting Peter Strozk and Lisa Page was she?

      Durham even tried to get the American public to believe that the FBI and the CIA had somehow been fooled by Hillary Clinton into investigating Trump. That’s right: the FBI and the CIA claimed to be innocent rubes who were deliberately led astray by Lady Macbeth

      That’s what happens when you reduce a criminal conspiracy to overthrow the sitting President into a single charge of lying to the FBI. The elephant in the room transforms into a fly, and then the fly gets swatted.

      Durham’s job was to run out the clock during the Trump Administration — he was there to protect Obama and Biden and the national security state from any accountability.

      The Left burns down entire cities in coordinated riots to achieve its political objectives. The Left tries to assassinate a conservative Supreme Court justice to stop anti-abortion legislation right after forcing a liberal Supreme Court justice into retirement in order to install an even more left-wing justice. The Left, in other words, trusts nobody because it only cares about results.

      Meanwhile, you were told: sit back and watch the show.

      You were told: trust the plan.

      The question is: why were you dumb enough to believe Durham in the first place?

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    Michael

    If all this was occurring at a time of relative world stability it would be deeply troubling but survivable, but this is not a time of world stability. I am far less sanguine as to whether it is survivable in the current climate, at least for western democracies. What I wonder most about is; are the events independent or are they interconnected? Are Russia and China, opportunists taking advantage of this lunacy? Did they maybe promote this lunacy as part of a wider agenda? Are there forces within the west that wish to bring down democracy and this is their way of doing it?

    There seem to be more and more reports of Russia gearing itself up for a first nuclear strike against the west which would trigger WW3. Would any of us survive it? I also suspect China is simply building up its strength, very happy to let Russia and the west fight it out so that they can afterwards take over as the last major power standing.

    The level of corruption is breath taking and is systematically destroying us. What we need is a credible leader who calls out the lunacy – openly sate CAGW is the greatest scam in human history, that wokeism is absurd and needs to stop. That we need to start doing and making things for ourselves instead of becoming just a consumer society. That the 4th estate needs to stop acting like a 5th column. That we REALLY need freedom of speech, the right to openly and respectfully question and debate controversial issues without being shut up by personal attacks. Issues like, was the US 2020 election compromised, did covid come from the lab in Wuhan and if so was the USA complicit in that work and the outcome, the Hunter Biden laptop events and so on.

    I thought that person might be Trump but he has become so bizarre and unstatesman like in his behaviour that he destroys his credibility. Some of that is excusable given what is at stake but I begin to think he might have crossed the line.

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      Binny Pegler

      What is needed in Education as apposed to Indoctrination. Sadly there seem to be certain lessons that society has to relearn every 3rd or 4th generation.

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      PeterPetrum

      Michael, when you watch Trump perform one of his lengthy addresses to 10s of thousands of people who have queued up for hours to hear him, you cannot but believe that this is a man who sincerely believes in the American people and what the vast majority is capable of. I do not believe that his behaviour is bizarre or controversial, that is how he is portrayed by those that hate him. Yes, he is not your normal political type, but your normal politician could not have achieved what he did in four years. I, for one, hope that he stands again with DeSantis as the VP and I hope they win!

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      Kim

      Simple facts: Trump Administration: Peace and Prosperity. Biden Administration: War, Destruction and Economic Disaster. Trump was obviously doing things right. Biden is obviously doing things wrong.

      Our current times are a combination of 1) The 2nd Reformation (much like the 1st Reformation on steroids) and 2) The Decline and Fall of the American (Western) Empire (much like the Roman Empire without being reinvented in the Catholic Church).

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    Honk R Smith

    Sorry, but what you perceive as “bizarre and unstatesman like in his behaviour” is entirely a media propaganda creation.
    This character assassination was made necessary for the corrupt establishment because he was the leader
    that threatened their dark empire.
    Sometimes one’s enemies are proof of one’s quality.
    They still fear him.
    That fear is on laughable display in the Jan. 6th show trial.

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      Honk R Smith

      This was intended as reply to Michael #3.

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      Custer Van Cleef

      I wish Trump had adopted a more avuncular demeanour.
      I mean, wasn’t that Reagan’s appeal? That his charm and likeability, disarmed his critics?

      In 2020, Trump needed to be nearly unassailable, and then the Zuckerbucks could not have paid for enough “ballot harvesting” to overturn his popularity.

      And the attacks from the idiotic wing of the Left would have looked to all the world, like what they really were: attacks on “the Common Man (and Woman)”.

      I still would’ve voted for him in 2016 and 2020.
      I’m waiting to see what happens in 2024.

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        aspnaz

        Reagan was swimming with the tide, Trump was against the tide.

        Trump’s appeal to many of his voters is that he is not establishment. He is gawdy, he loves trinkets, his hotels look horrible, the establishment look down on him, he is also very clever – as revealed on the apprentice. He is perfect for the role of spoiler to tip over the establishment cart and put their noses out of joint. In 2024 he will be back again.

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          Honk R Smith

          Don’t forget his greatest affront to all that is good and progressive …
          he put catsup on a steak.

          Nothing is more embarrassing to the American ruling class than acting like an American.
          Nothing is more of an affront to the European ruling class than an American that acts like an American.

          Except when the hard as nails American farm boys, like my own pappy, show up to chase the Germans away.

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        Kim

        Agreed. A lot can be achieved with cunning and wit. The name calling is wot dun im in.

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      Michael

      Honk, I very sincerely hope you are right. So much of the news we get is fake or manipulated its hard to get good information on which to make a judgement. What I said was my honest opinion but I would be delighted to be proven wrong.

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    Graeme#4

    What was the significant “offshore wind-drop” event that required comment from the President?

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      Graham Richards

      I believe they send him out from to time for a “ stumble & a mumble “ to keep him & the VP apart in case it turns into a “rumble”

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      Ronin

      Wind drop is a lack of wind caused by ‘climate change’.

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        Serp

        That climate change can eliminate wind portends a dreadful future unless the process can be undone by big wodges of cash purchasing emissions control eh.

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      PeterPetrum

      It was an “Offshore Wind Drop-By” which I presume means he was just dropping in to talk briefly to the press. If you can be fooled what do you think he would think!

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    OldOzzie

    Reality bites Biden

    For a president who sought to walk away from the Middle East, focus American foreign policy toward its traditional alliances, and end America’s oil dependency, Joe Biden’s policy of treating the Saudis like a “pariah” never made much sense. His forthcoming visit to the desert kingdom is an acknowledgment of that.

    The public has simply had it with the Middle East after watching successive governments fail to transform the region over two decades through hot wars, drone wars, and wars for hearts and minds. College students are too young to remember 9/11. Older Americans remember but now resent the blood and treasure squandered for little to no gain. The war on terrorism is over (or perhaps it’s on hold until the next major attack). For better or worse, gone are the days of exporting traditional American values abroad. Americans are more interested in yelling at each other about vaccines, masks, and other facets of the culture war.

    Of course, America can produce its own fossil fuels. A few short years ago, this country was virtually energy independent. For purported environmental reasons, however, this president eschews domestic energy production. So long as that is true, Biden needs to rely on the foreign policy formula that has guided the U.S.-Saudi relationship for the better part of a century: a reliable supply of Saudi oil in exchange for American security and diplomatic backing.

    In other words, after two years of unforced errors, the president has submitted to the superiority of the status quo. His forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia next month is an acknowledgment of that fact.

    This disdain was a basis for the normalization agreements of 2020 brokered by the Trump administration between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan.

    Remarkably, however, when Biden took office, he disavowed the momentum of his predecessor, despite the significant diplomatic achievements that suddenly appeared possible. Partisan politics was clearly at play. The State Department spokesman for a time would not even utter the words “Abraham Accords.”

    He was vice president when the wrong-headed nuclear bargaining with Iran began under Barack Obama, and he continues to support a policy of enriching the clerical regime in exchange for fleeting nuclear concessions. This further strained ties with Riyadh, and to a lesser extent Israel.

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    OldOzzie

    President Trump Releases Statement Following Supreme Court Roe Decision

    June 24, 2022 – Sundance

    Following the Supreme Court ruling, President Donald Trump released the following statement.

    “Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. It was my great honor to do so!

    I did not cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners in the Fake News Media, or the RINOs who are likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people.

    These major Victories prove that even though the Radical Left is doing everything in their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there is still hope and time to Save America! I will never stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!” (link)

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    OldOzzie

    12 Minutes of Democrats Denying Election Results

    WHO ARE THE ELECTION DENIERS?

    Recently the Democrats have coined the phrase “election deniers” to smear those who worry about our lack of ballot security, as reflected in the 2020 election, by associating them with Holocaust deniers and other cranks. But who are the real election deniers? The Democrats haven’t conceded that a Republican was legitimately elected president since George H. W. Bush carried 40 states in 1988.

    The RNC put together this 12-minute video of Democratic Party election deniers. It is painful in some respects, but a useful reminder of how unprincipled the Democrats have been for a long time, and how hypocritical they are today:

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    Alexy Scherbakoff

    YOU take YOUR seat.
    Why the emphasis? Was it likely that he would take someone else’s seat?

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      yarpos

      Mmmm “leader of the free world” needs child like instructions to make it through a 10 minute meeting. The MSM continues to say good job! and pretend everything is normal.

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      kevin kilty

      He has a tendency to wander.

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    Richard+Jenkins

    Nobody is going to nuke anybody as everybody knows that has no winners and we all lose. China will not bomb Taiwan as Taiwan works very well in their plans.
    China uses the 1950s mentality of the West to serve their purpose. Modern weapons are media, show business, education (indoctrination), cyber, AGW, IT and we are conned by our apathy.
    China takes over without firing 20th century weapons. WAKE UP. This nuke and and armament decoys dstract from the obvious. Look at the Pacific, Africa and Australia. China doesn’t use bombs. Why destroy things when you can use them? Why is the Ukraine wrecked? Are the Ukrane people better off than if the Russians were in control?

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      James Murphy

      You assume all those with power to launch nuclear weapons will think rationally. I am not so sure. I dont believe it is inevitable, but I certainly don’t discount the potential for someone to kick off a nuclear holocaust.

      Macron is a disgrace, but I do agree with him about Russia, sensible diplomacy and communication is required, not this tidal wave of anti-Russian rhetoric being pushed by the media and other Governments.

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      Kim

      Putin is going to continue pushing and will push as far as he can. It’s not only a war over energy it is also a war over food. Putin has the West’s and the 3rd. World’s balls in a vice and the fools gave him every opportunity to do that and even paid for the privilege.

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    Ross

    There were ( are ) just as many GOP members of the swamp as Democrats. Did Trump know this beforehand, probably. It seemed like he spent a lot of his 1st year in office battling his “own” party. For the majority of that first year the GOP had a majority in that lower house with Paul Ryan as speaker. But, it seemed they frittered that time away playing silly political games.

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    Lance

    The US has now a combination of Kleptocracy (“government run by thieves,”) Oligocracy ( Rule by a select few people.) and Idiocracy (“government run by idiots,”). It certainly isn’t a Meritocracy (Rule by the most qualified).

    This is a result of 100 years of elitist termites undermining basic cultural, legal, and normative, foundations by taking over media, education, election standards, etc. coupled with regulatory capture of a majority of branches of government.

    The Nov 2022 election will decide if this situation will be impeded or not. If not, US is over and done, absent extreme violence by the citizenry.

    All of the far leftist crazy stuff that would have been laughed at a decade ago is now attempting to achieve mainstream normalcy.

    The political bubble is so far removed from the citizen reality that something has got to break. It can’t go on this way.

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      yarpos

      Pretty sure there is a place for Gerontocracy in that also. Stuck on barnacles with no term or age limits dont move the country forward , they are serving themselves. In most organisations renewal is seen as necessary. For some reason US politicians get a free pass to have their snouts in the trough for life.

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        Bozotheclown

        yarpos,
        I used to think that when I was young. Then I got older and began to see wisdom that only age can bring to the table. Term limits are a simple solution but might also make things worse because of the loss of wisdom.

        That and the fact that a large lot of wise people avoid politics.

        A conundrum for sure and my only solution is a government that conscripts members by a draft system and for limited terms. This might work but only if lobbyists and staff were also limited.

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      Bozotheclown

      Cannot argue with any of your points Lance.
      Let me add a small opinion as to why: Deep elite (swamp) power likes near equal forces in supposed democratic process. Proof of this is how the senate and house behaved when Trump won and for two years after. Those two houses with a majority Republican could have done much, but chose to do jack ship.

      My view today is that the deep elite (swamp) do not want a right-wing tsunami this fall (The “mid term” elections). They could have it but that would destabilize the elite strangle-hold on DC politics. The elite republicans and democrats will work to throttle it back to near dead-even because in those environs they remain elite. In a tsunami (basically what a Trump win was) they risk too much upset.

      My hope and belief is that the tsunami happens anyway and judging from my sense (friends, family and associates) it is inevitable. Short of election rigging the elite are going to need new jobs. Expect unemployment to rise substantially near and around Washington DC this fall.

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        GreatAuntJanet

        Why don’t you think there will be election rigging? They did it last time and have learned all the scams.

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          Honk R Smith

          It is curious that Democrats make no effort to appeal to anything other than their fruit loop costal urban green haired base.
          Literally declaring all that disagree ‘enemies of our Democracy’.
          As if ‘Democracy’ means eradication of opposition.
          What else would a ‘Disinformation Board’ be about.

          Destruction of children on the very verge of emergence is a ‘human right’.
          If you do proceed that little useless eater gets an immediate inoculation.
          No one is entitled to self defense except politicians and celebrities that can hire samurai.
          Ordinary people and conservative SCOTUS members are on their own.
          (Call the defunded police if your cell phone is charged, follow the the prerecorded menu, and help will arrive in 30 minutes unless it’s during the shift change.)
          Inflation is good.
          JUST BUY AN EV PLANET KILLER.
          Eat bugs.

          Terrible sales pitch
          As if they know something about ‘elections’ that we don’t.

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    aspnaz

    Bets on when Biden comes out with strings attached, bigging it up as in Stingray, Thunderbirds style.

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    Dave in the States

    The most visual manifestation right now of the Uniparty is the Jan 6th Show Trial. It is a travesty which reminds of Roland Fliesler’s People’s Court in Nationalist Socialist Germany.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ34illEapU

    There is only one side presented.
    The target is being tried in absentia without council.
    It is cherry picked testimony.
    By cherry picked witnesses.
    With no cross examination.
    All coordinated and choreographed for max propaganda effect.

    It also reminds me of the commissions on Climategate. The whole thing was set so fact checkers could say say in the following years that there was nothing to it. This thing is set so the Stolen Election can be legitimized, and so Trump will, they hope, not be able to return.

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      Bozotheclown

      I so agree David. The Jan 6 thing is a poorly run dog and pony show. Wise people see it for what it is worth. Supporting it should be toxic for any conservative running in the upcoming mid-terms.

      Never Trumpers are not to be trusted, they aren’t interested in advancing conservative pro-America ideals.

      Strong is the Dark Force.

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    Ronin

    “so Trump will, they hope, not be able to return.”

    I’m hearing about a sea of red come next election, hope it is so.

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      Hanrahan

      It would be a tidal wave with deSantis as nominee.

      I’m a Trumpist but a large % of yanks still have TDS.

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    Bozotheclown

    You all noticed that those fingers were really POTUS fingers right?

    And he is reading the back side of the card right?

    Ask yourself was his empty blathering speech because he read it perfectly or what?

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    Zane

    Democracy seems to be about who can cheat the hardest.

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    RoHa

    Of course the Republicans are propping him up. Would you want to take over now?

    And in the meantime, the president of Mexico has called on the US to free Australian Julian Assange. The Prime Ministers of Australia can’t because they are [snip crass.]

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    Philip

    I’ve said for a while now the key danger we face is the centre right. They’re the ones that can and will sell us out

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      Hanrahan

      Isn’t whoever buys out the C right the greater danger?

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        Philip

        Yes, it is higher up the chain. But what it is, is a bad idea, bad ideology, that is what the fight is against ultimately. Politics is supposed to be a brake on bad ideology. Bad ideology will always exist, you can’t change it. So in the end it is always the politician who must stop it.

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    David Maddison

    There is a bright side for US conservatives and Constitutionalists:

    This month the USSC:

    1) Overturned Roe v Wade.

    2) Reaffirmed Second Amendment rights.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    So abortions are the new prohibition, and that worked out so well
    as to gun laws – No way to prevent this, says only nation where this regularly happens

    shameful

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      Peter Fitzroy

      meant as a reply to David at 20

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      James Murphy

      It doesn’t change anything either way. Ultimately. each state can decide what they want to do. It’s just another excuse for outrage, rioting and destruction, not some sort of actual human rights violation…
      It’s a timely distraction from the real failings of a “Biden” Administration – high inflation, shortages, and skyrocketing fuel prices.

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      Dave in the States

      No, the new prohibition is affordable energy for all.

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        Honk R Smith

        Don’t forget the prohibition of mean words and wrongthink.
        And the contents of Hunter’s laptop and Jeffrey’s client list
        And the other stuff Google will make hard to find.

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      David Maddison

      Peter, abortions are not prohibited. Leftists will still be able to kill babies up until the moment of birth in certain states like NY, Vermont and Illinois. The USSC just found that the “right” to an abortion was not a natural right and not something guaranteed by the Constitution.

      It is unusual for the USSC to overturn it’s own previous rulings but in this case Roe v Wade was clearly a product of activist judges who, inappropriately using the “due process” clause of the 14th Amendment found a “right to privacy” which supposedly implied a right to abortion. It was always a bizarre stretch of logic.

      They were just correcting this defective reasoning and finding that abortion is a state’s rights matter, not a federal government matter.

      It also found that the Second Amendment was never invalidated and still existed and states that did not recognise it, in the present case, NY, were acting in violation of the Constitution. Specifically, they found that people had a reasonable right to self defence and could not take that right away from people in the case under consideration.

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    Geoffrey Williams

    If Tucker Carlson is only half correct then the next US election should be a lay down misere for the Republicans. Then again maybe not so with so many Republican leaders siding with many of Biden ploicies.
    Interesting times ahead . . .

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      Philip

      IT is an astonishing swing from Trump’s populism to the GOP being in cahoots with a quite radical DNC.

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        Yonason

        Philip, It’s not an “astonishing swing.” It’s their natural state. Today’s Republicans have long been in cahoots with the DNC, who have always been radicals.

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    Forrest Gardener

    Readers with long memories will remember the BBC Yes Minister series. The public service did what the public service wanted under the masterful control of departmental heads like Sir Humphrey. And in doing so the elected officials lost control of the government. It really didn’t matter who was elected because the public service controlled all aspects of government.

    The difference in my view between the Yes Minister version of government and the more modern version is that the Sir Humphreys of the world gradually came to view the populace not as citizens but as subjects to be rules and controlled. And at the same time big business learned that there was much to gain by carrying out the dictates of the public service.

    Democracy hasn’t so much died as become an irrelevant spectacle for the entertainment of the masses.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Once again I somehow kicked the tripwire. Anybody see anything needing to be avoided in the future?

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      Philip

      It is the swing of corporate world that is the catalyst, the spark for total control. Very scary.

      Sir Humphrey was always drinking at the club with bankers wasn’t he ? Today he would be building off shore windmills.

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    Yonason

    “Who IS in Charge?” – article

    Is that rhetorical? I mean, this whole fiasco has O’Bongo’s paw prints all over it. Who else could it be?

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