Daily News Roundup
Scott Presler conservative activist: Speak up or others will speak for you.
J.B Shurk contributor to American Thinker wrote: That so many Americans plagued by ignorance, malice, or spite are now dragging the rest of us back to an age when what you have, what you say, and what you may become will once again be arbitrated solely by the State and its agents is a tragedy felt by anyone wise enough to know how difficult and rare it is for humans to remain free.
Thaddeus McCotter contributor to American Greatness wrote: The rhetoric Biden is implementing through executive action and his appointments affirms and advances the federal government’s role in weaponizing, expanding, and foisting cancel culture and censorship upon dissenting voices, be they Republicans, populists, conservatives, or anyone.
Mark Dice medial analyst tweeted: The White House turned off the comments on today’s press briefing on their YouTube channel. Before they did, I had one of the top thumbed-up comments saying “In before they turn off the comments.” Yes, I can predict the future.
Brian C. Joondeph contributor to American thinker wrote: Trump had to realize much of what he accomplished in four years would be undone by the stroke of a pen on day one, which is exactly what happened. Electoral fraud has been institutionalized, making talk of “We’ll get ‘em next time” pure folly. There will not be a next time, for Trump or any serious MAGA-type Republicans. The ruling class Republicans will remain in minority power, useful idiots for Democrats to use as they enact their far-left agenda and rewrite of the Constitution.
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH ) who condemned President Trump for ”encouraging Capital rioters” would like the Biden administration to support his grand idea: . . . the third round of stimulus checks should only be distributed to Americans who take the COVID-19 vaccine. I hope the administration will look at that option because we actually buy something with our $1,400 — and that’s herd immunity.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fl) had strong words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) when 600 Florida National Guards were evicted from the Capitol Building to live in a parking garage: Last night, I ordered our Adjutant General to bring Florida National Guard soldiers home from the National Capital Region. They are not Nancy Pelosi’s servants’.
Marina Medvin opinion columnist tweeted: It turns out that our National Guard was sent to the garage b/c Will Keating (D-MA) ratted out a National Guardsman who he saw in a Dunkin Donuts w/o a mask on (“I appreciate my freedom” said the soldier) & the incident spiraled into sending them down in the garage like animals.
Jason Miller, Trump adviser: The President has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022. There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that, but it’s completely up to Republican Senators if this is something that becomes more serious.
Just the News Staff: Former President Trump makes first public comments since leaving office
He told Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner that “We’ll do something, but not just yet.” Trump was dining at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida when he made the comment. The comment was similar to what he said Wednesday morning in his last hours in office, just before leaving for Florida, when he said that he would be back “in some form.”
Read more at Just The Facts.
DID HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (D-CALIF.) GIVE A STAND DOWN ORDER?
WATCH: “Why Are You Allowing This To Happen,” Trump Supporter Yells At Capitol Police for Standing Around While Protestors Are Storming Capitol (VIDEO)
After you watch this video I want you to ask yourself, why hasn’t this been played on every major news network in the country? The reason is that this video completely destroys the narrative that all Trump Supporters who went to Washington D.C. on January 6th are violent domestic terrorists. This unidentified man in a MAGA hat approaches Capitol Police, who are seemingly calm standing off to the side of the Capitol, while it is being stormed and asks “why are you allowing this to happen?” The Capitol Police give the man no response and continue to stand there and do nothing.
Read more/Watch the 34 second video at The Gateway Pundit.
(1/24/2021) SenatorRandPaul: Sen. Paul Joins ABC’s “This Week” – January 24, 2021
Watch Senator Paul take on George Stephanopoulos’ claim that there was no election fraud.
Watch the 7 minute interview on YouTube.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Winters: Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid
President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” The executive order, which executes key tenets of President Biden’s climate change agenda, was released on the former Veep’s first day in office. Section 7 of the massive order, which includes the revocation of the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, also revokes several climate and energy-focused executive orders penned by the Trump administration. Subpoint C notes that “Executive Order 13920 of May 1, 2020 (Securing the United States Bulk-Power System), is hereby suspended for 90 days.” The Trump-era order sought to ban, replace, and set new criteria on bulk-power system (BPS) electric equipment coming from a foreign country or national that poses a national security threat. “Foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system, which provides the electricity that supports our national defense, vital emergency services, critical infrastructure, economy, and way of life. The bulk power system is a . . .
Read more at The National Pulse.
Elizabeth: CCP Emboldened by Biden, Taiwan Reports Largest Incursion into Airspace
OAN correspondent Jack Posobiec reports on breaking news of the Chinese Communist Party’s new aggression now that their puppet Joe Biden regime is in place. Taiwan reported a large incursion of eight bombers into its airspace, and Posobiec explains why Biden won’t do anything about it.
Watch the 3:40 minute interview.
Sunday Talks, Tom Cotton Discusses China Targeting Trump Officials With Targeted Economic and Financial Weapons
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) presents himself as a patriot; however, he his also a tenuously positioned politician who attended the 2016 Sea Island summit to stop Trump. As an outcome, all Cotton positions, regardless of current issue-specific merit, should be reviewed carefully for self-serving benefit. In this interview Senator Cotton discusses how China has recently targeted specific individuals within the former Trump administration for sanctions. Cotton walks through a few examples of how the financial and economic targeting has real life consequences.
Watch the 9:11 minute interview.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS DEMOCRAT PARTY MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
VDH: The River of Forgetfulness
Silicon Valley’s continued use of social activism to mask 19th-century robber-baron monopolization of its markets remains diabolically brilliant. After all, those who have rings in their noses, and wear tie-dye and flip-flops cannot have anything in common with either John D. Rockefeller, Jay Fisk, or Big Brother, right? Don’t we remember how hipster Apple idealists once fought stodgy Microsoft? Or how liberal techies at Microsoft earlier took on dour, big blue, coat-and-tie IBM and “print” media? Surely, good Harvard drop-out tech revolutionaries cannot possibly have become bad, trillion-dollar corporate cartels? Serious Big Brother was never coming to America kicking and screaming in a suit and in a mile-long tie, but rather eagerly welcomed in with jeans and sneakers without socks. The First Amendment could always survive a crude, inebriated Joe McCarthy, but not so easily a social justice ex-barista, doing vanity selfies about diversity, egged on by the “progressive” media, while saving the planet, and “reining” in a hurtful, racist media. […] Before we are all reprogrammed, remember for a bit longer that the reset of memory and truth is not just a political agenda, but a holistic effort to redefine our past, present, and future, to change not just what we think but how we think—or do not think.
Read more at American Greatness.
Bedford: The Fracturing Of America: A Weak Government, Complicit Media, And Radical Silicon Valley Might Have Finally Set It All Off
Wednesday marked the four-year anniversary of the Capitol Inauguration Day riots. That day, cars were set ablaze, rioters blocked a bridge. There were well more than 200 arrests and dozens of injuries. […] What began with suppression of cynical conspiracies quickly grew into suppression of inconvenient facts. What started as shadow-banning morphed into outright banning. Independent, outsider fact-checks became arbitrary and unexplained internal decisions. Eventually, legitimate scientific and political views pushing back on COVID mandates were targeted. As four years wrapped up, criticizing the riots and Russia hoax graduated to reporting on inconvenient primary documents that indicated corruption in the Biden family — none would be allowed. Thousands of people whose names few knew eventually became names like Alex Jones, and then became the third-largest newspaper in the country, all the way up to the person we once thought was the most powerful man in the world. It was an incredible display of power, and none of it came from our government. In fact, Trump’s White House seemed powerless to stop it. The Republican Senate alternated between toothless threats and shrugs to “free markets,” while elected Democrats and their media friends either openly cheered or remained silent. Silicon Valley’s courage has grown steadily as each step it took to silence and deplatform met weakness from the right and applause from the left.
Read more at The Federalist.
(H/T DG) Carlin: American Unity
Raison d’état is the doctrine that certain acts that are immoral or sinful when committed in private life (e.g., lies, theft, murder) are acceptable when done by political leaders (kings, presidents, prime ministers) to protect or advance important state interests. The doctrine might also be called Machiavellianism, for it was Machiavelli in The Prince who gave the classic defense of this doctrine. This was a justification of what might be called small-scale or limited or finite political wickedness. But in the 20th century, perhaps the most wicked century in the history of the human race, a variant of this doctrine emerged, a monstrous variant. Let us call it raison de révolution. According to this new doctrine, enormous or gigantic wickedness is justified in order to protect or advance a great Revolution. This doctrine was on full display in the Russian Bolshevik Revolution and in the German Nazi Revolution. Unlike Machiavelli, however, who conceded that wickedness is still wickedness even though it may sometimes be necessary, our 20th century revolution-makers held that wickedness (e.g., propaganda lies, mass murder) is not wicked if it contributes to the success of the revolution. On the contrary, it is virtuous. […] In the USA we have many people with revolutionary hearts and minds – mostly young people who are radically dissatisfied with the old America, the America that they believe (simply, as if the history of America were nothing else): . . . Now, if we have revolutionaries in the USA, shouldn’t we expect them to adopt the theory of raison de révolution? Shouldn’t we expect them to justify enormous crimes? And shouldn’t we expect them to tell enormous lies? But they are not doing this,” you may say. “Yes, they are,” I reply. For one, . . . For another . . . We Americans, I contend, are in the middle of a great revolution, comparable in many ways to the Communist Revolution in Russia and the Nazi Revolution in Germany. One of the great differences between earlier European revolutionists and our present-day American revolutionists is . . .
Read more at The Catholic Thing.
The Federalist Staff: Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President
As President Joe Biden assumes the Oval Office, The Federalist will continue its rigorous coverage of the new White House, keeping the administration accountable with substantive fact-checking throughout Biden’s tenure. Biden Warns Pandemic Will Worsen After Pledging To Shut Down Virus President Biden spent the entire campaign last year running on a platform to shut down the novel coronavirus, only to back away from the signature pledge on day three of his White House tenure with a bold admission. “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden said on Jan. 22. Biden Claims Federal Government Never Acted with Urgency to Combat Pandemic . . . Biden Team Tells CNN Trump Offered No Plan for Vaccine Distribution . . . Biden White House Claims Elites ‘Celebrating’ Is Exception to Mask Edict . . . Biden Falsely Claims ‘All’ Media Smeared Vaccine Plan as ‘Impossible’ . . . Biden Vows to Be Unity President After Smearing GOP Sens. as Nazis . . .
Read more at The Federalist.
PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD
They want total control and submission. Their strategy is to keep the spotlight on Trump to continue to capitalize on the week from hell during which the D.C. riots occurred, milking from it every last ounce of negativity to discredit and neuter the MAGA movement. Meanwhile, Biden and his handlers are conducting the American freight train leftward at full throttle. Our job is to counter their propaganda and resist every leftist executive order and policy initiative with as much force as Democrats resisted Trump from day one – not for payback, not to be petty but for the good of the nation and our fellow citizens.
Read more at WND.
Shurk: Our Overlords Should Not Expect an Easy Populace to Rule
There is a suffocating feeling of dread in the air — a palpable fear among many Americans that freedom is on its way out. I truly get that. State and corporate authoritarianism has taken over. Little fascists patrol the public square looking for dissent to whatever contrived politically correct nonsense the cultural Marxists conjure up next. Members of Congress malign those who don’t submit to the left’s delusions as Hitler clones reborn, while the news media and tech behemoths goose-step right behind our Big Government overlords, finding new ways to demonize ordinary Americans who want nothing more than just to be left alone. And too many Republican Party officeholders (who were elected to fight the good fight) have hidden under their desks while the socialist monster grew, sprinted in the opposite direction far from the fields of battle, or already submitted their résumés and bona fides to the new Soviet class taking over. Our tormentors will not leave us alone. Worse, we know that our children and grandchildren will be fighting once again the battles we hoped would stay secured away in the past. To fight for freedom is no easy thing, and we are now painfully reminded that preserving freedom is just as hard. […] The reason the growing totalitarianism in America feels so unnatural — and the reason why America has always been so exceptional — is that for two and a half centuries, one generation of Americans after the next has fought the human impulse to dominate others by empowering the individual at the tyrant’s expense.
Read more at American Thinker.
Ring: The Coalition Forming to Topple California’s Newsom Offers Hope to the Nation
Gavin Newsom may not be the worst governor in the history of the United States, but he is a figurehead for what is definitely the worst ruling class this nation has ever seen. The elites who prop up hapless tyrants like Gavin Newsom are utterly self-serving, filthy rich, and concerned only with appearances and power. California is a political and financial stronghold for the progressive oligarchy that controls America. But California also has some unique characteristics that could result in it becoming a center of opposition to this progressive oligarchy. To begin, California has a critical mass of voters who understand exactly what they’re up against and will fight enthusiastically for change. California delivered 6 million votes for Trump in 2020, more than any other state. Texas, still a red state, only had 5.9 million Trump voters last year, and battleground Florida had only 5.8 million Trump voters. Within California, the Trump contingent may be a minority, but there is a hell of a lot of them, and they’ve all had it with Gavin Newsom and everything he represents. The Golden State has another advantage . . . […] Oligarchy in America, hiding in plain sight behind progressive nostrums, is approaching its high-water mark. Where will the tide turn first? Don’t be surprised if it’s in California. This is why the movement forming to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom may have been initiated by Republicans but has gathered support from everyone. A nonpartisan, multi-ethnic coalition is forming in California that is going to demand practical solutions instead of more corruption. They are going to hold these negligent, self-serving politicians accountable and replace them, starting with the state’s governor.
Read more at American Greatness.
Elizabeth: Scott Presler Details His Grassroots Plan of Action
Scott Presler joins War Room as co-host to say “enough talking, start doing.” Presler explains his plan of action for the MAGA movement, and it starts with election integrity, so every American can be sure their vote matters. Pressler also announced he’s taking his activism to Wyoming for events in April. “I have two words for Liz Cheney,” Pressler said. “Eric Cantor.”
Watch the two video interviews.
Here is Scott Presler’s website.
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