Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Biden Delivers Slurred Oval Office Address Defending His Failed Presidency

By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com

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President Joe Biden delivered his address to the nation from the Oval Office this evening. The speech was supposed to explain why he decided to exit the 2024 race. Instead, as Fox News's Dana Perino noted, we got a political speech, a mini-State of the Union. It came off as resentful, outlining his real and imagined accomplishments. 

The speech was also labored and slurred, indicating that his age had caught up to him. It started with the same platitudinous introductions regarding how it’s about “we the people” and how it’s a choice between moving forward, not backward, unity over division, and hope versus hate. Biden said we’re at an inflection point where honesty, decency, and respect are on the ballot—rich coming from a man who hails from a family of degenerates. The president made the case for his legacy and said it was worthy of a second term. 

“We’re a great nation because we’re a great people,” Biden said between half-thoughts and mumbles. But he added that it was time to pass the torch to the next generation to unite the party, which he fractured with this shambolic attempt at a second term. Biden remains committed to serving the rest of his term, calling out extremism and defending civil rights.

The president will be committed to attacking the climate crisis, getting work done on his “cancer moon shot,” gun control, and pushing through Supreme Court reform. 

Biden also said he’ll be working to end the war in Gaza and strengthen NATO to be the strongest it’s ever been. The garbled address was also couched in a bed of lies, like how inflation is coming down, wages are up, and the United States isn’t fighting any wars. The president is committed to this illusion that we’re leading the world again and that border crossings are lower today. More people have access to health care, but if Biden read the news, he’d know that roughly half the nation still can’t afford it

What was glaring was how little of this speech was about Vice President Kamala Harris, if the intention was to set her up to take the Democratic mantle. He did call her an experienced, tough, and capable leader. He warned that the people, not kings or dictators, decide our future. Biden is still visibly angry that he’s been pushed out, which was this address's predominant theme. 

Finally, Biden said that the idea of America lies in our hands.

FLASHBACK: Meet The Rioting Criminals Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Of Jail

 By David Marcus


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a problem. They know it, the media knows it, everyone knows it.

 For three months they have ignored the deadly rioting that spread across the nation’s cities on both coasts and in between. They insisted that what we were seeing was “mostly peaceful” protests and that Donald Trump and his evil allies were defaming decent Americans who just want social justice. Now they want to denounce these riots, but there is a problem: Harris is a financial supporter of the rioters she now claims to denounce.


Yes, that’s right, the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate was a huckster for a bail fund that sought to free violent criminals who were rioting on the streets of Minneapolis, and she was very effective at it. In the wake of deadly fires and looting, Harris asked her five million plus Twitter followers to donate money to bail out the “protesters” arrested in the riots. Let’s meet a few of the beneficiaries of her largesse, shall we?

Fox 9 News in Minneapolis did the research for us. Here are a few of the criminals they found Harris did a solid for.

Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.

Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.

Kamala Harris and her friends in the corporate media, otherwise known as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, will pretend this never happened and they are counting on voters to be too ignorant to know that it did. Harris was so eager to be on the rioters’ team that she literally raised money for them in the hopes that they could be released and foster further mayhem.

That on its own would be bad enough. But the fact that she is now attempting to pretend she was against all of this violence, and looting, and arson, and destruction from the get go is an insulting joke. Did Harris really think that peaceful protesters obeying the rules were the ones arrested in Minneapolis? Of course she didn’t. She just assumed that justifying the unrest would help Democrats’ political chances. Now that this has been shown to be false, she is trying to change her position. It’s way too late for that.

The American people aren’t stupid, they know exactly where Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party stood on the riots. They stood side by side with the rioters. That they have now cynically come to regret that position is, I suppose, a good thing. But it does not erase the harm done in lives, property, and opportunity that their approval of rioting did. We know whose side they were on, and it wasn’t the police. The American people will not forget that.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Kamala Harris’s Ancestors Were Slave Owners

 

The despicable Democrats peddle the false narrative that America is a racist country and tear down statues of slave owners, but happily elect as Vice President and support for nomination as President the descendant of one of Jamaica’s biggest slave owners.

Vice President Kamala Harris is descended from the 19th-century Irish slave owner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in Jamaica, who recruited massive numbers of Irish migrants to Jamaica to work on his sugar plantations after the British Empire abolished slavery. 

In this undated photo, Iris Finegan holds her great granddaughter, Kamala Harris, in Jamaica. (Kamala Harris campaign via AP) / AP

The Harris family's slave-holding history is confirmed by her father, Donald J. Harris an economics professor at Stanford University who is the son of an English white man, Joseph Alexander Harris.

Donald Harris, Kamala’s father, wrote the following in a lengthy essay for Jamaica Global Online of his family’s history:

 “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me).  The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural “produce” exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).”

BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns

By Katie Pavlich | Townhall.com

AP Photo/John McDonnell

UPDATE: President Joe Biden has released a statement after refusing to fire Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle:

Jill and I are grateful to Director Kim Cheatle for her decades of public service. She has selflessly dedicated and risked her life to protect our nation throughout her career in the United States Secret Service. We especially thank her for answering the call to lead the Secret Service during our Administration and we are grateful for her service to our family.

As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service.

The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13 continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again. As we move forward, I wish Kim all the best, and I will plan to appoint a new Director soon.

 After overseeing the worst security failure in the past four decades, Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has resigned. 

The decision comes more than a week after an attempted assassin shot former President Donald Trump in the ear from an unsecured rooftop during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. 

On Tuesday Cheatle testified in front of the House Oversight Committee where her stonewalling and non-answers were roundly rejected by Democratic and Republican lawmakers. She was defiant in her decision to stay on the job, even if the assassination attempt had been successful. 

After the hearing, Chairman James Comer and Ranking Member Jamie Raskin wrote a joint letter to Cheatle calling for her resignation. 

“On July 13, 2024, the United States Secret Service under your leadership failed to protect former President Donald Trump from an assassination attempt that took the life of Corey Comperatore and seriously injured at least two other people,” Comer and Raskin wrote. “Today, you failed to provide answers to basic questions regarding that stunning operational failure and to reassure the American people that the Secret Service has learned its lessons and begun to correct its systemic blunders and failures."

"We call on you to resign as Director as a first step to allowing new leadership to swiftly address this crisis and rebuild the trust of a truly concerned Congress and the American people,” they continued. 

In an interview with ABC News last week, Cheatle claimed the unsecured rooftop was left open because it was "sloped." That explanation was preposterous. She also failed to visit the site in Butler. Lawmakers were able to do so. 

Despite the resignation, lawmakers plan to compel Cheatle for additional testimony. 

During a press briefing at the White House last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he had "100 percent confidence" in Cheatle's ability to do her job. 

Today, Mayorkas released this statement: 

"I am grateful to Kimberly Cheatle for her leadership as the Director of the United States Secret Service and for her lifelong devotion to our country.

"Director Cheatle has dedicated her career to public service. She has served in the Secret Service for more than 29 years, rising through the ranks because of her talent, hard work, selfless dedication to mission, and integrity. Daily, she risked her life to protect others, serving on the frontlines and securing events for every president since President Clinton.  She supervised protection for Vice President Cheney, led the Secret Service’s training center, supervised the protection of Vice President Biden, oversaw the agency’s entire protective mission during the administration of President Trump, and more.

"Reflecting her devotion to country above all else, Director Cheatle returned from retirement to lead the agency and its noble mission that she loves and to which she has devoted her career. Over the past two years, she has led the Secret Service with skill, honor, integrity, and tireless dedication.  She is deeply respected by the men and women of the agency and by her fellow leaders in the Department of Homeland Security. I am proud to have worked with Director Cheatle and we are all grateful for her service.

"The men and women of the United States Secret Service risk their lives every day to protect others. They make the Secret Service the finest protective agency in the world."

Polls on Harris Are Going to Make Dems Rip Their Hair Out After Subverting Democracy to Boot Biden

By Nick Arama | RedState

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The top Democrats have been flipping out since the debate, seeing their chances to win slipping away and finally being successful in pushing a very reluctant Joe Biden out of the 2024 race. 

They were losing in the polls with Biden, which is why they did it. It wasn't because they suddenly realized he was incoherent. It's all about holding onto control. They're all fearful of former President Donald Trump coming in, not because they really think he's a "threat to democracy" but because they fear he might actually start holding people accountable. 

So they threw Biden under the bus and now many have endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take his place. Folks like Barack Obama are still silent on the matter, so it remains to be seen if it will be her. But at the moment, she would have to be called the front-runner for the nomination. No one else has so far stepped into the ring.

But so far, it's incredibly ironic karma that after all that effort, it sounds like Kamala is doing "not really any better" than Biden in the polls, as even MSNBC's Steve Kornacki admitted. 

Trump is still up, 47 to 46 percent, according to Kornacki. 

He said the belief from Democrats that Kamala is going to fare better than Biden in the general election is based more on "hope" than on the numbers. Whoops. That isn't going to make that MSDNC audience happy, prepare for tantrums and ripping their hair out. 

The Real Clear Politics average has Trump up over Harris 48.1 to 46.2 percent.

As can be seen, in the most recent poll recorded there, the Forbes/Harris X poll, that has Trump up by six points, that's counting the "leans," 53 to 47 percent with registered voters. 

Trump is way up with the independents, 56-44. 

With likely voters, Harris does even worse, with leans, it's at 54 to 46 percent, with Trump up by eight. 

Even the Democrat internal polls earlier in the month aren't good for Harris.

Monday, July 22, 2024

The Greatest Hits of Kamala Harris

By Nick Arama | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough

If Joe Biden had decided not to run before the Democratic primary this cycle, it's very unlikely that Kamala Harris would have prevailed in an open primary race. She went down to a blistering defeat, dropping out early in the 2020 race after failing to gain much momentum. 

But the Democratic elites who knew there was a problem with Joe Biden decided they were going to roll the dice with him and hope they could sneak him by, until it became clear to them he was hemorrhaging support and was going to lose. That's the only reason we're where we are now. So they went around the primary process to make a selection rather than an election. So much for their protection of democracy. 

But when you get right down to it, what is Kamala known for? 

Her relationship with former California powerbroker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, her cackling, her word salads, and her failure to do anything on the one job it seemed she'd been given by Biden -- doing something about the border. 

Not exactly a good resume. Plus, she's tied to every bad thing that Biden has done while he's occupied the office. She went along with everything and she knew about Biden's problems, so she's complicit. As my colleague Mike Miller wrote, the Trump team dropped a great ad that nails her for the complicity. 

When you're most known for the mystifying way you talk, there could be a problem. 

Let's walk through some of Harris' greatest hits. There are so many of them, so I'll just hit the highlights. 

Let's go back to August 2019 when she got trounced by Tulsi Gabbard on the national stage during a Democratic primary debate. 

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Who can forget when she said we had a long and enduring alliance with North Korea? 

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How about when she claimed she'd been to the border? When she was told that wasn't true, she said well, she also hadn't been to Europe. How about, "How important it is to work together so that we can work together?" And let us not forget about that passage of time and the great significance to the passage of time. You know when we talk about the children of the community, guess what? They're the children of the community. And let's not forget all the wild cackling. 

There was this fun moment when she didn't understand they were protesting her, so she clapped along mindlessly.

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Kamala Harris mindlessly dances to song protesting her visit to US colony of Puerto Rico, stops clapping once her aide translates it.

🎵 "We want to know, Kamala, what did you come here for? We want to know what you think of the colony."

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Did you just fall out of a coconut tree, and do you love yellow school buses and Venn diagrams? 

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One of my absolute favorites -- this is a perfect example of how far Democrats have fallen. 

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"I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her, and I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit."

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"I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her, and I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit," she said. She even had to look at her suit to confirm what she was saying. 

There are so many, so forgive me if I didn't hit one you love. She's got to be considered the inside favorite at this point. But she still has very bad numbers against former President Donald Trump, and some of the elites have yet to endorse her, which to me says they're looking for someone other than her, if they can. 

Sunday, July 21, 2024

BREAKING: Joe Biden Drops Out of 2024 Race

By Matt Vespa | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The Joe Biden candidacy is over. The June 27 debate proved to be the death knell many speculated, as the president’s soporific and absent-minded performance sparked a total panic among Democrats that never subsided. Behind-the-scenes moves were directed at Biden to pressure him to drop out, including a brutal George Clooney op-ed, which signaled the end of Hollywood cash flowing freely into the coffers of this campaign. With more Democrats, including Barack Obama, joining the chorus, money issues, and dismal polling in battleground states, Joe Biden finally waved the white flag amid recovering from a recent COVID diagnosis. 

The president was defiant for days, saying that only God the Almighty could remove him from the ticket. Yet, his media interviews, which were supposed to dispel concerns about his mental health, continued to disappoint or become outright disasters, and the campaign to push him out only intensified. There was a brief period where all things halted following the assassination attempt on Donald Trump on July 13 in Butler, Pennsylvania, but this campaign resumed during the Republican Convention. 

Only this time, the top dogs were barking, with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Hakeem Jeffries all leaking damning meetings, where they told the president he was losing and his position was so poor that he was placing Democrats writ large in a situation where they’d be totally wiped out in November. Only when this trio felt Biden wasn’t taking them seriously did they leak these details to the press. 

Biden appears to be stepping back from his ‘I’m not going’ position when he told BET that he’d step aside if a medical condition arose. This snippet dropped as he tested positive for COVID during a Nevada trip that got cut short. The other leg to collapse from under Biden is the base: two-thirds want him to drop out.   

It was a lengthy siege by Democrats, but they saw the polling. Some privately were drafting new strategies for November. Resigned to a Trump victory for the presidency, some Democrats are looking to campaign as a check against a new MAGA era in American politics. CNN’s John King had a damning analysis of the race during the Republican Convention, where he said if things stand as they are now, 16 weeks before Election Day, Trump stands to clinch 330 electoral votes. A blowout awaited Democrats—it was time for a change. Yet, any Democrat polled against Trump also gets beaten handily by the former president. After Trump’s assassination attempt, the main attack line Biden had was that the former president was a threat to democracy. That got neutralized. It was then all about record, and no one likes what they see from Biden, who sits on a 32 percent approval rating. 

The Democratic Party is coming undone at the most crucial point of the campaign season. It looks lost, adrift, and visionless, more concerned about pronouns, Hamas terrorists, and other niche progressive issues whose resonance doesn’t go past the faculty lounge at Yale.

The Democratic Party has entered territory unseen since the 1960s regarding an open convention and fractures in the base. Before this announcement, there were reports about how the Democratic National Committee would handle this situation. CNN’s Jamie Gangel noted that the DNC might hold a speed-dating-like primary open to anyone, peppered with a couple of debates, with the final decision rendered at the convention in August. 

Yet, there was also significant consternation among those in Kamala Harris’ orbit about being leap-frogged when she’s the sitting vice president, the only person who could legally receive Biden’s war chest. The only issue is that Harris doesn’t do much better against Trump, and she’ll likely suffer declining poll ratings the longer she stays in the spotlight, exposing how she is unqualified for the job. Her approval ratings are also atrocious. The irony in all of this is that Joe didn’t even want Harris as his vice president. Some, like Nate Silver, posit that if Biden were allowed to pick his running mate without kowtowing to the woke Left, he probably would have bowed out eons ago.

The irony is that Biden has endorsed the running mate he didn't want, Kamala Harris, for president.