Sunday, May 26, 2024

Trump Speech at the Libertarian National Convention Was a Wild Ride, but Had Some Cheering by End

By Nick Arama | RedState.com

AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura


Former President Donald Trump spoke at the Libertarian National Convention in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. 

He was welcomed to the stage by Angela McArdle, the Libertarian National Committee Chair. She said that she had also invited Joe Biden to address the Convention, but he did not accept. Of course not. Joe Biden is barely able to operate with teleprompters, he could never address a potentially hostile crowd. 

Trump was willing to take on the task in the effort to reach out to libertarians. And that was quite a challenge, as some were solidly hostile, likely not happy that a candidate -- other than a declared libertarian -- was there. He got a fair amount of boos before he even began speaking. That didn't make a lot of sense, to boo the major candidate who shows up and says he wants to listen to you. 

He also didn't make them happy when he said he wanted them to work together and vote for him to stop Joe Biden (rather than voting for a libertarian). 

I have to give him all kinds of props for the effort to reach the audience. He started by calling for a moment of silence for the two Missouri missionaries who were killed in Haiti this week. 

As he spoke, the booing did go down a lot, including when Trump spoke about protecting freedoms and rights. It was a great recitation of the things he'd done to help protect freedoms, and reduce government regulation, taxes, and interference in our lives. 

He got cheers when he talked about stopping wars and not waging regime change around the world. He got cheers for talking against vaccine mandates. 

He got cheers when he said he would give power back to the states and to the people. He also got cheers when he said he would free the "peaceful" J6 people, as well as commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht. Many of the people in the crowd were touting "Free Ross" signs, and they roared with approval at that. 

Ulbricht is the Silk Road founder, who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The libertarians have championed his cause because they believe he should not have gotten a sentence like that for what he did. 

Trump kept stressing the importance of coming together to help beat Joe Biden because of the harm he was doing to the country. 

So, while I think it was a challenge, he hung in there, and I think he may have won some of them over. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

YOU DECIDE: Does Joe Biden Have A Body Double?

 

Photo: A Joe Biden Body Double?



Photo: Joe Biden



Photo: Joe Biden

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Look closely at the top photo and compare it to the bottom two photos.

- Notice the differences in the amount and condition of the hair.

- Compare the differences in the shape of the eyebrows.

- Note the differences in the number of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.

- Observe the differences in the wrinkles on the neck.

- See the wide-open eyes in the first photo when Joe Biden normally squints as is shown in the bottom two photos. 

Some critics say the wide-open eyes in the first photo result from Joe Biden's handlers sometimes giving him a drug that prevents him from squinting. 

Do you believe that? 

I don't. 

I think Joe Biden has a body double who is younger and more robust.

What do you think?

You Have to Be an Exceptionally Bad President to Lose Silicon Valley

By Matt Vespa  | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

You must be a deplorable president to lose one of the most reliable bases of support for Democrats: Silicon Valley. Joe Biden lost these guys, which is pathetic. It’s a cadre of billionaire leftists who would fund any Democrat to the hilt. So, what caused so much love to be lost in one term? 

They hate Biden’s policies that entail the reining of cryptocurrency and new tax proposals. Yet, overall, Biden is bad for business, which hurls a rock through the glass house narrative this administration has created regarding how they’re building the greatest period of economic growth known to man. Some have voiced support for Trump, others are hosting fundraisers for the former presidents, and others are bashing Biden on social media but stopping short of endorsing Trump in this year’s cycle. Either way, the tech sector and venture capitalism have seen enough of Joe’s Build Back Better (via NY Post): 

Some Silicon Valley venture capitalists have begun to turn against President Biden while openly touting their support for former President Donald Trump — a sea change for an industry that has overwhelmingly supported Democrats in years past. 

Prominent moguls such as David Sacks, Chamath Palihapitiya, Marc Andreessen and Shaun Maguire have grown disillusioned with signature Biden policy proposals such as his call for a 25% “billionaire tax” as well as antitrust crackdowns waged by the Federal Trade Commission. 

“It’s impossible to support Biden,” Keith Rabois, an early executive at PayPal who also played a role in the growth of LinkedIn, Square and Slide, told the New York Times. 

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Tech executives are also unhappy with the stringent regulations imposed on the cryptocurrency sector by Gary Gensler, Biden’s pick to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

[…] 

Last year, the FTC sued Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of being a monopoly. 

Andreessen, founder of powerhouse VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently said there are “real issues” with the Biden administration. 

A second Trump administration would be staffed by “very different kinds of people,” particularly at the SEC and FTC, Andreessen said in a recent podcast interview. 

Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, wrote in a blog post last year that his company would support any politician who backed “an optimistic technology-enabled future.” 

Sacks, the entrepreneur and investor who made his fortune as chief operating officer at PayPal during its early days, plans to host a fundraiser for Trump as well as interview the former president on his “All In” podcast. 

The NY Post added that Sacks once thought Trump should be disqualified from running again over the January 6 incident. Biden’s America is so atrocious that it led him to change his mind about the former president. The buyer’s remorse people are having about Biden is real.   

Biden is facing the three-headed dragon ahead of his debates with Trump: the economy, foreign policy, and immigration. He’s failing in all three areas. Immigration, already a hot topic, could gain new life as two Jordanian nationals, one of whom might have been on the terror watch list, were caught earlier this month trying to gain unlawful access to Marine Corps Base Quantico. 

He’s done the impossible in the Middle East, which is getting Jews and Muslims to hate him. Hate might be a strong word, but American Jews are certainly questioning his Israeli policies, which include cutting off arms shipments over the Rafah operation. At the same time, Muslim voters feel this administration is enabling genocide. The world is aflame, and Mr. Magoo is at the helm. 

On the economy, inflation continues to gnaw at American working families. Silicon Valley, a once die-hard Democratic Party hub, is looking to redirect its cash to Make America Great Again because this president is anti-growth, anti-business, and laughably out-of-touch. 

Joe was never made of presidential timber. We see more signs every day.

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ABOUT-FACE: Billionaire Blackstone Group CEO Changes His Tune, Throws His Weight Behind Trump

By Bob Hoge | RedState.com


AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Like many other Wall Street CEOs, Blackstone Group CEO Steve Schwarzman distanced himself from Donald Trump after his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden and the hyper-politicized events of Jan. 6, 2021. (Note: Do not confuse Blackstone with Blackrock, another behemoth investment company known for their dubious reverence of ESG.)

But now Schwarzman's had a change of heart after watching Biden’s policies wreak havoc on America, and he’s putting his considerable weight behind none other than the former president.

The rising antisemitism in this country—and Biden’s unwillingness to take a strong stand against it—played a big role in his decision.

Blackstone Group CEO Steve Schwarzman announced on Friday that he will back Donald Trump in the 2024 election, giving the former president the support of one of the biggest names on Wall Street.

Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder and chair of the world’s largest private equity firm and a GOP megadonor, said in a statement that the “dramatic rise of antisemitism has led me to focus on the consequences of upcoming elections with greater urgency.”

It’s not only the virulent antisemitism we’ve been witnessing under Biden’s watch that has Schwarzman concerned—he also notes that many of the president’s other policies have been equally disastrous. The Wall Street titan slammed almost every major pillar of Biden’s agenda, saying he shares “the concern of most Americans that our economic, immigration and foreign policies are taking the country in the wrong direction.”

Because of all that, he’s not only going to fully support Trump, but he’s getting behind GOP candidates across the board:

For these reasons, I am planning to vote for change and support Donald Trump for President. In addition, I will be supporting Republican Senate candidates and other Republicans up and down the ticket.

 As many polls increasingly show that Trump is building a solid lead over the failed president, and Biden continues to falter every time he steps out in public, other financial bigwigs are taking note as well. They’re reading the writing on the wall: 

Other billionaires, including oil and natural gas executive Harold Hamm, Wall Street investor Nelson Peltz and hotel tycoon Robert Bigelow are also backing the former president after previously issuing statements condemning his actions in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.

Trump’s momentum with megadonors comes as President Joe Biden’s fundraising efforts have showed signs of sagging. Earlier this week, the Biden team reported that it brought in less money in April than Trump’s campaign says it raised alongside the Republican National Committee.

Whether we like it or not (and I don’t), money and megadonors play a huge role in who wins elections in this country. Biden and the Democrats have turned fundraising off the elite into an art form—virtually every Hollywood exec and Silicon Valley CEO donates heavily to the Democrat party. It’s past time we get some financial heavyweights on our side—even if we don't love every single thing about some of them. 

Sometimes I’ve wondered—where’s our George Soros? Surely not every billionaire can be an unhinged leftist (though it almost seems that way). In some ways, Elon Musk has taken on that role, and though he hasn’t fully embraced the conservative stance, he’s nevertheless been a strong supporter of free speech and has called out much of the progressive lunacy we’ve seen in recent years.

Schwarzman’s reversal could be a harbinger of things to come as more and more politically active bigwigs—including those who formerly opposed Trump—realize we simply cannot continue under this Biden regime while our country plunges into chaos.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Even CNN Has to Acknowledge Power of the Huge Trump Rally in Bronx and Problem for Dems

By Nick Arama | RedState.com

AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura

It looks like CNN just might have been a bit unhappy on Thursday. They were forced to talk about the huge Trump rally in the South Bronx because everyone else was talking about it. Thousands turned out, exceeding the 3500 anticipated. The campaign estimated it was 25,000. 

But CNN didn't seem at all jazzed that they had to talk about it and that they had to admit a little truth. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.

Anderson Cooper asked about the event, "What was the crowd like and what kind of response did you get?"

The reporter responded, "Certainly a bigger crowd than I think Democrats would like to see, particularly given this is one of the bluest counties in the entire country!" 

According to the CNN reporter, Trump's people said they were going to "micro-target" to get local people out.

While the reporter noted that with Trump rallies, you do have some people who travel from other places to attend, she had to acknowledge that there were a "lot of people from the Bronx." It was funny watching Cooper's face throughout with the pursed lips. It was also funny to watch the guy behind the reporter doing "YMCA" -- a song Trump always plays at his rallies -- behind her.

CNN also managed with that clip to debunk reports Democrats were spreading on social media suggesting people were "bused" into the event. Democrats have to be desperate when they try to come up with such things. We saw from Gov. Hochul that they're not exactly handling this well. She had a "deplorable moment" when she referred to people who would attend the rally as "clowns" and called his rallies "fake" and "made-up." 

The people in Crotona Park looked pretty real to me. Fox's Lawrence Jones also confirmed folks were from the Bronx, and I can tell from the accent of some of the people who were interviewed that yes, they were from the Bronx. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO.

Whether he gets New York, it's not just about New York. It's about showing people in general that he wants to reach out to everyone and they appreciate it.

"We were so close, that was insane!" one spectator can be heard saying. "He’s so much larger in person! This is a part of history. We are going to tell our kids about this."

It's hard for Joe Biden to compete with the energy, enthusiasm, and fun that such an event projects. He has trouble drawing people sometimes even in deep blue areas. 

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The crowds were YUGE and clearly showed that Blacks, Hispanics, and other New Yorkers were no longer smelling what Biden was shoveling. RedState reported that they even tried to mount a protest. It went as expected.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

LIVE: President Trump Visits the South Bronx in New York - 5/23/24 - 6:00 pm EST

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President Donald J. Trump will give remarks in the South Bronx on Thursday, May 23, 2024 as part of his “big play” for New York in the 2024 presidential election. This highly anticipated rally-like speech will take place at Crotona Park.

The livestream begins at 5:00 pm EST and President Trump will speak at 6:00 pm EST.

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The Trumpire Strikes Back

BY DAVID STROM | HOT AIR.COM

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Joe Biden, the Democrats, and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) have been banging on the "Trump is an existential threat to democracy" drum for years now. 

The mantra worked for quite a while, but according to the polls, the sting has been taken out of this thorn. People are done with the argument. It no longer works. 

Now, the Trump people are striking back, and it is a great time to do so. The lawfare against Trump is pretty obvious, the news that the FBI was authorized to use deadly force (Andy McCarthy thinks it's no big deal, but that's not how most people see it), the protests on university campuses, and a general sense of chaos and decline make people think that things are spinning out of control. 

People look around and see that things aren't right, and Trump's new ad puts the blame where it belongs: Biden and the Democrats, who have been promoting violence and chaos. 

Now, it's true that presidents aren't responsible for all the good or bad things that happen during their terms. They are men, not gods. But let's face it: Biden has been the author of many of the horrible things happening, as are many of his fellow Democrats. They cheered on BLM riots, and they perpetrated hoax after hoax, pushing racial division, authoritarian mandates, lawfare, antisemitism, and increased suspicion and division in our society. 

Biden spends an inordinate amount of time attacking MAGA extremists, calling people racist, telling Black students they can never succeed in America, claiming Republicans hate gays and minorities, and generally stirring up hatred. It has been his political strategy: stir up hate and buy off constituencies. Rinse, repeat. 

Americans already see Biden as a failed president based on his record, and the Democrats know that. Their trump card, they believe, is the "danger to democracy" argument. It is the one thing they have left. Biden is not just down in the polls; people don't even like him as a person anymore. 

James Comey was on MSNBC making this case. You may not like Joe Biden, but Trump is dangerous!

This ad aims at exactly that argument, and I think the seed they are planting will land in fertile soil. Trotting out James Comey actually reminds people of how state power has been abused against Trump and his supporters. 

Look at Trump's poll numbers and how they have skyrocketed during his trial in New York, which has been going on for weeks now. The lawfare was supposed to increase Trump's popularity with his base and suppress it with Independents, but it has turned out differently. The only people who like this are hardcore Trump haters, and their votes were never up for grabs anyway. 

Trump's base has been energized, of course, but so have Independents, who do not like what they are seeing. The Biden case in 2020 was a "return to normality," and what we have gotten is chaos squared. The pursuit of Donald Trump has been toxic not to Trump but to the Democrats and Biden in particular. 

Democrats have been saying some insane things over the past few years, and Trump is going to shove it all back in their faces. 

People who hate Trump will never have their minds changed, but ordinary people who want things to be sane again may not like Trump, but their experience during his first term was nothing like what Democrats keep claiming. On the other hand, Democrats are doing exactly what they accuse Trump of wanting to do: weaponize the government. It's so obvious that even CNN admits it now. 

The "threat to democracy" argument against Trump was pretty weak to begin with--after all, Trump was president and things were pretty good--but Trump's campaign is looking to drive a stake through its heart in the next few weeks. 

Alvin Bragg, Fani Willis, Christopher Wray, Jack Smith, and Merrick Garland have all been handing gifts to Trump by appearing to be political goons. More and more Independents see them as part of a rogue's gallery of political hitmen assigned to take out Joe Biden's political opponent. 

Will this effort work? 

This is America, man. Who has any idea? All I know is that even some liberals are throwing in the towel. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

FBI Was Authorized to Use 'Deadly Force' in Mar-a-Lago Raid

By Rebecca Downs | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Terry Renna

On August 8, 2022, former and potentially future President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence faced an unannounced FBI raid in a search for classified documents. Trump was not there at the time. Close to two years after the raid, and less than six months away from the 2024 presidential election, we know now that the FBI was authorized to use "deadly force."  

Coverage from The New York Post cites court documents unsealed on Tuesday in a motion to dismiss and suppress from Trump's attorneys in the case of United States v. Trump. As the report mentioned: 

The Department of Justice authorized “the use of deadly force” when FBI agents swarmed former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in August 2022 looking for classified documents, according to court filings Tuesday.

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The authorities also were told to conceal their “law enforcement equipment” and come armed with “ammo,” “handcuffs” and “medium and large sized bolt cutters,” notes the filing by lawyers for the former president.

According to the lawyers, Todd Blanche and Christopher Kise, the nearly 10-hour “unconstitutional” search swept through the Palm Beach estate’s gym and kitchen, as well as the bedroom suite of former first lady Melania Trump and the bedroom of the couple’s teenage son Barron Trump.

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Deputy Assistant Attorney General George Toscas, in a phone call in the days leading up to the raid, allegedly said he “frankly [didn’t] give a damn about the optics” of the recovery operation.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has said he “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant.”

Evidence in the court filing reveals an earlier back-and-forth between Trump’s lawyer and a prosecutor working for special counsel Jack Smith over retrieving the documents.

 Such revelations from the court documents have sparked considerable chatter over social media, with "Mar-a-Lago" and "Use of Deadly Force" trending over X. 

RealClearInvestigation's Julie Kelly also posted the documents from her X account in a thread from earlier on Tuesday. As part of her candid reaction, she referred to such a move as "Gestapo."

In response, Trump fired off a Truth Social post referring to President Joe Biden as "A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY." He also referred to Biden as "MENTALLY FIT UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE" and even referenced using the 25th Amendment. 

The Trump campaign sent out an ICYMI email alert about the post as well as a fundraising pitch to "STOP THE WITCH HUNT."

When it comes to Special Counsel Jack Smith's case against Trump for the former president's alleged mishandling of classified documents, earlier this month Judge Aileen Cannon had indefinitely postponed the trial, as Spencer covered at the time. 

The court determined "that finalization of a trial date at this juncture—before resolution of the myriad and interconnected pre-trial and CIPA issues remaining and forthcoming—would be imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions before the Court, critical [Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA)] issues, and additional pretrial and trial preparations necessary to present this case to a jury."

The trial date, which Cannon vacated, had been set for May 20, 2024, and so would have just started. Meanwhile, the hush money case against Trump brought by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is currently going on. 

At the time of the Mar-a-Lago raid, Matt predicted that this sealed the fate with the 2024 Republican nomination, declaring how the primaries were "over." Trump has since become the presumptive Republican nominee, despite facing a crowded Republican primary. We'll see if this news about "deadly force" helps the narrative about President Joe Biden and his administration weaponizing and politicizing the Department of Justice against his political opponents, and thus help Trump for the November election.