Monday, October 02, 2023

The Left’s Latest Freakout Over Project 2025 Is the Best Yet

 By Mike Gonzalez | The Heritage Foundation

Spooked: The Left is running scared as Project 2025 doubles down on its commitment to gut the deep state.  

  • MSNBC aired a 15-minute segment that called Project 2025 “a radical, far-right plan to purge and restructure the U.S. government.”
  • Project 2025 director Paul Dans said: “We could not produce this kind of advertisement if we tried.” 



The Left Is Right To Fear Our Plan To Gut the Federal Bureaucracy

 By Mike Gonzalez | The Heritage Foundation

A view of the National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters on North Capitol Street February 22, 2023 in Washington, D.C. -  Drew Angerer / Getty Images


1. Those of us working on this project intend to make sure that the deep state can no longer throttle conservative governance through administrative sabotage.

2. Ensuring that the deep state cannot disrupt the work that the American people elected a president to do is precisely one of the top aims of Project 2025.

3. There is no reason the non-Brahmins should pay for this in the form of a bureaucracy that thinks like this or a broadcaster that reflects these views.

The permanent bureaucracy and its backers are having conniptions over Project 2025, an endeavor to ensure the next conservative president is ready to govern from day one. Truth to tell, the denizens of the permanent state are not wrong to fret.

Those of us working on this project intend to make sure that the deep state can no longer throttle conservative governance through administrative sabotage. This is also true for the institution that reflects the views, biases, and mores of the permanent state rather than the public itself: public broadcasting.

Project 2025 aims to make sure that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) ceases to receive public funding, so conservative taxpayers are no longer forced to pay for NPR and PBS, which CPB funds. As Thomas Jefferson put it, “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagations of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

The men and women who work for the federal bureaucracy may be great people individually, but nobody elected them, and therefore, they too often escape accountability. Nobody can throw them out on their ear at the next election. And therein lies the problem, as they have arrogated to themselves powers that belong to the three traditional branches of government.

Trump’s first impeachment, for example, came from the swamp, and there were many anecdotes about how often and how brazenly members of the bureaucracy simply told political appointees trying to implement his agenda, “No, we’re not doing that.”

But this is not about Trump. Those of us who have worked in past Republican administrations know the reluctance of federal bureaucrats to go along with conservative policy didn’t start with Trump – nor will it end with him. It’s no surprise that the surrounding suburbs in Virginia and Maryland are all deeply blue, while the District of Columbia itself voted 95% Democrat in the last presidential election.

So, ensuring that the deep state cannot disrupt the work that the American people elected a president to do is precisely one of the top aims of Project 2025. It is led by my Heritage colleague Paul Dans, the former chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management.

The project Dans leads “brings together 45 conservative organizations ready to get into the business of restoring this country through the combination of the right policies and well-trained people.”

This is how new people would be brought in. But how would the boycotters be dealt with? PBS recently ran an Associated Press story that explained how they think it will happen. “Much of the new president’s agenda would be accomplished by reinstating what’s called Schedule F—a Trump-era executive order that would reclassify tens of thousands of the two million federal employees as essentially at-will workers who could more easily be fired,” the report said.

“It frightens me,” AP and PBS quoted professor Mary Guy as saying. “We have a democracy that is at risk of suicide. Schedule F is just one more bullet in the gun,” Guy added.

The Left is scared. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, another who is never one for nuance, said Project 2025 will “radically change the form of governance that we have in the United States so as to concentrate all the powers of the government in a single leader.” It is “fundamentally opposite to the whole idea of why we exist as a country in the first place,” she claimed.

Perhaps Maddow was absent on the day the history teacher discussed government being “of the people, for the people, and by the people.” Nobody elected the some four million-strong federal bureaucracy.

MSNBC is a private network, and has every right to employ Maddow or whomever else it pleases. The folks who run public broadcasting, however, should have realized that because they draw money from Americans across the political spectrum, they should have played the news and commentary down the line.

They don’t do this, and haven’t bothered to in decades. In but one of the most recent examples, “It’s Been a Minute,” an NPR show aimed at younger audiences, recently ran an episode on how capitalism isn’t “the answer for black people.”

We don’t need to show 1,000 examples of this. NPR hasn’t bought into just anti-capitalism (read: Marxism), but into its much more noxious cultural variant as well. As the show remarked, “Economics reporters weren't talking about it; culture reporters were.” For NPR, it’s “Latinx,” and “ze/zir,” all the way.

This happens to be the view of the Left that the great left-of-center thinker Ruy Teixeira calls the “Brahmin Left.”

“The fact is that the cultural Left in and around the Democratic Party has managed to associate the party with a series of views on crime, immigration, policing, free speech, and, of course, race and gender that are quite far from those of the median working class voter (including the median non-white working-class voter),” Teixeira wrote.

There is no reason the non-Brahmins should pay for this in the form of a bureaucracy that thinks like this or a broadcaster that reflects these views. In my contribution to Project 2025, I wrote that, “The 47th president can just tell the Congress, through the budget he proposes to Congress, and through personal contact, that he will not sign an appropriations spending bill that contains a penny for the CPB.”

If Maddow doesn’t like it, so be it.

Sunday, October 01, 2023

A Key Dem Provision Was Left Out of the Spending Bill That Prevented a Government Shutdown

By Matt Vespa |

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

It’s official: the government shutdown has been averted. The House spending bill passed overwhelmingly this afternoon sailed through the Senate, though not before some palace intrigue by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). The Colorado Democrat was incensed that no Ukraine aid was included in the package, which led him to place a hold on the legislation for hours.

Democrats were at risk of being the party who shut down Congress, which is why many in the upper chamber, while annoyed, were confident that the last-minute details would be hashed out and the bill would be passed. Bennet finally surrendered after securing guarantees that a separate aid package would be brought up later  (via Axios):

Congress started the weekend on track to be unable to extend federal funding come midnight on Saturday, but lawmakers now have until mid-November to reach agreement on annual spending bills.

Driving the news: The Senate voted 88-9 to pass the bill, with nine Senate Republicans voting against it. 

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) and J.D Vance (R-Ohio) voted against the measure.

The bill passed the House 335-91 earlier on Saturday, with 90 Republicans and one Democrat voting against it. 


The intrigue: Several Senate Democrats were furious that the measure didn't include aid to Ukraine, with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) delaying a vote on the measure by several hours to secure a commitment on a vote on a supplemental Ukraine aid package. 

Senate Republicans blocked a vote on a bipartisan Senate bill with $6 billion in Ukraine aid earlier in the day to clear the way for the House bill. 

"Most Senate Republicans remain committed to helping our friends on the frontlines," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a floor speech just before the vote on the House bill. 

The government is now open until November, when we must do this again.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Screaming Democratic Rep. Gives Unhinged Defense of Joe Biden During Impeachment Inquiry

 By Jeff Charles |


Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) went wild during the opening day of the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. During the proceedings, House Republicans laid out the case for the inquiry and had a series of witnesses to testify about why the investigation is necessary.

But Crockett, like her not-so-esteemed Democratic colleagues, took issue with the idea that the president should be investigated for his alleged involvement with his son’s shady foreign business dealings. When it was her turn to speak, she ardently defended the president, claiming that he is only guilty of “loving his child unconditionally” and suggested that House Republicans stop the inquiry to focus on other things.

But I will tell you what the President has been guilty of. He has unfortunately been guilty of loving his child unconditionally, and that is the only evidence that they have brought forward. Honestly, I hope and pray that my parents love me half as much as he loves his child. Until they find some evidence, we need to get back to the people's work, which means keeping this government open so that people don't go hungry in the streets of the United States. I will yield.

 Democrats and their close friends and allies in the elite media have been claiming that there is absolutely no evidence to warrant an inquiry. Indeed, they have even resorted to distributing an edited video clip of legal analyst Jonathan Turley to prove their point.

However, despite their protestations, Republicans have pointed out that there is ample reason to at least look into the allegations about the president. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) repudiated Democratic arguments about the supposed lack of evidence during the proceedings. He addressed Bruce Dubinsky, a forensic accountant:

Mr. Dubinski, I want to come to you quickly. A lot of talk about evidence. On the screens in the room, we have an organizational chart from the IRS investigative team that was looking into the business practices of Hunter Biden and his associates. This org chart is from 2014. Now, Mr. Dubinski, in my former life, I was in community banking, and I'm comfortable with looking at organizational charts. When I first saw this chart, the first thing I thought about was a real estate holding company or a developer, and this is not to demean developers in... America, but developers typically have multiple companies that float with various business interests and business lines. But the funny thing is that in the business dealings of Hunter Biden, there is no real estate. None at all. So Mr. Dubinsky, in your professional experience looking at this organizational chart of business structure, what do you see here?

 Dubinsky indicated that when looking at the chart, he saw some details that would look like red flags to an investigator.

Donalds also brought up a WhatsApp message exchange between Hunter and his uncle Jim Biden, noting that his uncle had been brought into the business “purely for the purpose of protecting Dad.” The lawmaker also highlighted messages in which Hunter complained about having to give his father half of his salary.

Despite Crockett’s unhinged comments during the proceedings, there is enough “there” there to warrant an investigation. Perhaps her spirited defense of the president is motivated more by politics than a desire to learn the truth?


Thursday, September 28, 2023

Don't Look Now, but a Rebellious NYC Borough Is Winning the Fight Against Biden's Illegal Hordes


AP Photo/John Minchillo

Everyone knows the Biden administration’s suicidal immigration policy — which basically boils down to “let ‘er rip” — is unsustainable and is destroying the country. But with its iron-fisted enforcement of far-left speech and social codes, Big Left has so far kept the lid on the simmering resentment.

Even in the Big Blue Apple, Mayor Eric Adams is all-in on facilitating the transplantation of the entire Third World into his city. His greatest act of resistance has been to whine about how the federal government needs to send him more taxpayer money to supplement the $12 billion (!) of New Yorkers’ taxpayer dollars he’s spending on the aliens.

But the situation has become highly unstable — in New York and across the country — and sooner or later, genuine resistance will erupt on a large scale. One borough in dark-blue New York City, Staten Island, has been speaking up loud and clear. And on Tuesday, the resistance scored a resounding court victory.

The battle flared up over the summer when Adams decided he would move hundreds of Biden’s asylum-scammer army into a shuttered Catholic school — which he had previously promised the city would reopen as a new school — in the low-density, residential Arrochar neighborhood. But Staten Island is perhaps the reddest of NYC’s blue boroughs, and the residents rose up against the plan.

Large protests filled the streets around the shelter day after day, and the pressure intensified. “Ten people were arrested and one police officer was slightly injured during a protest in Staten Island… against the arrival of a bus full of migrants at a local shelter,” reported PJ Media’s Rick Moran a week ago.

Staten Island’s Nicole Malliotakis, a rare Republican U.S. rep from NYC, described the outrage her constituents were feeling: “We have [legal] immigrants from all over the world in my district, and the immigrant communities are the ones who are most upset. Why? Because they sacrificed greatly. They followed the rules. They waited their turn. They did everything right, and now they see a group of people coming into the community, taking taxpayer resources away,” she fumed on Fox5 NY’s “Good Day New York” Wednesday morning. “This was a school that was supposed to have 1,000 seats [for] our overcrowded system, and it’s been taken away from the community. Our national parks now are being taken away from our community. I had an assisted living facility where… a 95-year-old veteran this week, who, he and seniors were removed from that facility. And then the organization, Homes for the Homeless, that ran it turned around and cut a deal with the mayor to turn it into a migrant shelter.”

Adams’s suicidal migrants-first policy is the result of his absurd interpretation of New York state’s “right to shelter” policy. Most people understand that the policy, which arose from a 1981 court ruling, was intended to assist actual New Yorkers who were homeless as the city simultaneously struggled with the AIDS epidemic. But NYC Adams decided it actually applies to anyone from anywhere in the whole world who comes to his city and demands shelter. He also thinks it extends to cover food, transportation, clothes, schooling and social services for children, and on and on.

Malliotakis and other Staten Island Republicans sued the city, and on Tuesday, they won a massive victory. Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Wayne Ozzi ruled that the migrants must be removed from the school building.

The victory could even have fatal implications for Biden’s no-limits-on-immigration policy all across big, blue New York State:

This sort of successful rebellion is extremely dangerous to the globalist forces who are trying to bury America beneath an army of intruders. If other locales get wind of it, they’re going to start doing the same thing. After all, NYC isn’t the only place where residents are sick of being treated like a welcome mat for illegal aliens to wipe their feet on.

The win is also incredibly dangerous because it gives a huge morale boost to Americans everywhere who are sick of their government facilitating an invasion — and there’s a big election on the horizon.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

VA Dem Candidate Who Made Porn Videos for 'Tips' Gets Bad News, Shows Glenn Youngkin Doesn't Miss

By Bonchie | RedState.dom

Townhall Media

Susanna Gibson, a Democrat, was once seen as a possible favorite in her race to win Virginia's 57th district. Now, she might be lucky to come within 10 points. 

For those unacquainted, Gibson was embroiled in a scandal recently after it was revealed that she conducted online porn shows for money. Some of her videos included forcing unwitting hotel staff to appear in them. 

When the news broke, Democrats immediately circled the wagons. Top Virginia Democrat Louise Lucas responded by accusing Glenn Youngkin of "leaking" the videos. Of course, that's ridiculous given that Gibson uploaded the videos herself. Accusations of "revenge porn" were also levied, though again, those made no sense because it was Gibson who released the videos. 

To make matters worse, it was revealed that the Associated Press was offered the story and instead chose to bury it while also alerting Gibson to its existence. As they say, it's good to be a Democrat, at least as far as press interactions are concerned. 

But while Gibson may have thought should could power through, she received some very bad news on Tuesday evening. A poll has been conducted in her district, and she's trailing by a whopping 10 points. 

A Democratic candidate for the Virginia legislature who was caught performing sex acts with her husband for “tips” during online webcam shows is down more than 10 percentage points among likely voters in her district, according to a poll conducted after the scandal surfaced.

Susanna Gibson, who is running to represent the 57th district in the Old Dominion’s House of Delegates, trails Republican David Owen by 49.5% to 38.9%, a Cygnal poll exclusively obtained by The Post shows.

Let me just say this: Glenn Youngkin does not miss. I don't know if he was specifically behind the highlighting of the videos, but it certainly appears that the opposition research came from within his orbit, and it's been devastating. Virginia Republicans are trying to retake the legislature in November of 2023, and Gibson losing opens up that possibility even further. 

Yeah, Youngkin isn't bombastic, but he's calculated, and he's managed to exert his will in what was a deep blue state just a couple of years ago. He's also managed to continually keep Democrats on the defensive. 

Think about all that has transpired. Youngkin got his far-left opponents to defend child rape because it conflicted with the transgender agenda (i.e., the Loudoun County scandal that turned the 2021 election). Now, he's got those same opponents defending amateur porn. 

That's how you win elections. You constantly put the referendum on the other side because if you are explaining, you are losing. Youngkin does that with extreme efficiency, and Republicans would do well to elevate him down the road. It's not just about him being a conservative (he is). It's about him obviously knowing how to play the game. Ruthless competency in the GOP is hard to come by these days. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

BREAKING: Biden Almost Falls Down Air Force One Stairs Shortly After Report Reveals Secret Mission to Prevent Old Joe From Falling!

 By Cristina Laila | Gateway Pundit

Joe Biden on Tuesday nearly tripped as he exited Air Force One after he landed in Wayne County, Michigan.

He almost fell down the stairs shortly after a new report revealed there is a secret mission to prevent Joe Biden from falling down.

According to a new report by Axios, White House insiders are secretly working to prevent feeble Joe Biden from falling down.

Biden almost fell down the shorter staircase!


Via Axios:

Biden’s balance difficulties are likely the result of what his physician has diagnosed as “a combination of significant spinal arthritis” and “mild post-fracture foot arthritis.”

  • Biden works out many mornings with physical therapist Drew Contreras, who also worked with former President Obama.
  • Biden’s doctor has recommended exercises for balance, which he called “proprioceptive maintenance maneuvers.”
  • What the maneuvers entail is unclear.
  • “I have never heard the term ‘proprioceptive maintenance maneuvers.’ It is not a clinical term in standard use,” said Professor James Gordon, associate dean and chair of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California.

Biden joined striking autoworkers in Detroit on Tuesday. He looked like a doddering old man wandering around confused.

Monday, September 25, 2023

“There Is No Place to Hide. Are You Next?” – Dinesh D’Souza Releases Trailer to “Police State” His Latest Project on America’s Political Persecution (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit

Filmmaker, author, and entrepreneur Dinesh D’Souza released his trailer this weekend for his latest project, “Police State.”

Theaters are calling “Police State” Dinesh’s best movie yet!

D’Souza Media LLC presents a film produced by Dinesh D’Souza, Debbie D’Souza, and Bruce Schooley. In collaboration with Dan Bongino. Research by Julie Kelly and Peter Schweizer.

Featuring Nick Searcy. Music by Bryan E. Miller. Executive Producers Dan Bongino, Paula Bongino, Brandon Gill, Danielle D’Souza Gill, Mike Vess and Rhonda Vess. Written and directed by Dinesh D’Souza, Debbie D’Souza, and Bruce Schooley.




Dinesh D'Souza @DineshDSouza

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