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Meloni's Speech Against New World Order: "They attack national identity, they attack religious identity, they attack gender identity, they attack family identity"
In the 15-minute speech below, Giorgia Meloni shares her remarks at the God, Honor, Country: President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and the Freedom of Nations – A National Conservatism Conference in Rome, Italy – February 3, 2020.
Our worldview is the exact opposite of what they would like to force on us…
…Our main enemy today is the globalist drift of those who view identity and all its forms to be an evil to overcome. And constantly ask to shift real power away from the people to supernational entities headed by supposedly enlightened elites.
Let us be clear in our mind, because we did not fight against and defeat communism in order to replace it with a new international regime, but to permit independent nation states once again to defend the freedom, identity and sovereignty of their peoples…
…As a serious alternative to the beaurocratic super state ..and although that someone in Brussels or Frankfort, Davos or the City of London, lacks democratic legitimacy, everyday it commissions the economic choices and political decisions of those who have invested in that legitimacy by their popular vote.
It means that whether the false democrats like it or not, national conservatives in every latitude are actually the only real Democrats. Because it is only by defending the nation states, that we defend the political sovereignty that belongs to the citizens of that state…
Meloni goes on to talk highly of Ronald Reagan and President Trump. Watch the entire speech which Meloni gives in English by clicking on the below link.
Monday, September 26, 2022
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In the game of power, tyrants will do anything to obtain it, hold onto it, and destroy anyone who dares oppose them. The Democrats know how to play the game superbly. The problem they have is, since their policies do not work and are not supported by most of the American people, they must resort to subterfuge. Thus, Democrats lie, misdirect, obfuscate, toss dirt in the air, and throw feces in the faces of everybody to cover up their own stink. They are masters at that, too.
Changing the definitions of words to deceive the simple-minded is an old trick. The Democratic Party has a whole new dictionary, new meanings for old words and concepts, which is intended for one purpose: gain and hold power. Here is a sampling of the new definitions Democrats have placed on common words and ideas, artfully designed to bamboozle the bamboozlable. Just remember. When you hear any Democrat (or sycophant) use any of these words or concepts, herein lies what they really denote:
“Extremist”: anybody who doesn’t agree with, and submit to, Joe Biden and the Democrats.
“Fascist”: 1. anybody who voted for or supports Donald Trump and the Republican Party. 2. See “extremist.”
“Fascism”: whatever Donald Trump and the Republican Party believes.
“Democracy”: whatever the Democratic Party believes and says it is, including illegally raiding the homes of their political opponents, who are all “fascists.”
“Destroying democracy”: anything Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans do.
“Election denier”: people who have a question—any question—about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Only that election. This definition does not apply to anyone (e.g., Hillary Clinton) who questioned the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and tried to overthrow it, or to any Democrat who might have lost any other election and refused to concede (e.g., Stacy Abrams, 2018). Democrats always win elections fairly and Republicans always steal elections through voter fraud or some other nefarious scheme.
“Voter fraud”: demanding a person be alive and prove U.S. citizenship in order to vote.
“Racist”: 1. all conservative white people. 2. any white policeman who tries to arrest a black criminal.
“Racism”: whatever conservative white people do that Democrats don’t like, e.g., breathing.
“Crime”: crime? what crime? I have armed bodyguards and live in a gated community.
“Recession”: wait until the current quarter’s economic data is released because this definition is in flux and might need to be changed again.
“Inflation”: something to be ignored or endured so that we wonderful, rich elitists, who aren’t affected by inflation, can bring in the Green Utopia that you peasants are too stupid to understand, and that will make us even richer and more powerful.
“Ukraine”: 1. the most important country in the world whose borders must absolutely be secured, regardless of how much money and suffering it causes the American people, most of whom probably don’t even know where, or what, Ukraine is. 2. RINOs like Mitch McConnell accept this definition.
“Border crisis”: only happening in Ukraine.
“Adolf Hitler”: Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump”: Adolf Hitler.
“Ron DeSantis”: Adolf Hitler, Jr.
“Stolen election”: any election won by a Republican.
“White supremacists”: extreme terrorist group (see “racist”), worse than al-Qaeda, the greatest threat to American democracy today, probably the greatest threat the world has ever faced. Led by Donald Trump.
“Gun owner”: fascist child-murderer.
“Securing our borders”: synonym for racism and xenophobia.
“Insurrection”: what the January 6 Trump supporters were guilty of because he ORDERED them to do it.
“Peaceful protests”: what BLM and Antifa were involved in after the George Floyd incident.
“Chinese Wuhan virus”: 1. doesn’t exist, only Covid-19 exists. 2. if it does exist, it is racist to say so.
“Science deniers”: 1. the unvaxxed. 2. people who don’t believe all the ice in the world will melt by the year 2100 and put all land under 40 feet of water if we don’t buy electric cars and start eating bugs NOW.
“Woman”: 1. anybody who wants to be one. 2. only a biologist knows for sure.
“Man”: 1. anybody who wants to be one. 2. a binary who can become pregnant.
“Baby”: we don’t know what it is for sure, we only know we don’t want any more of them because they are troublesome and they will probably interfere with our careers and sexual hedonism.
“Nuclear family”: outmoded social concept only desired by extremists, racists, sexists, white supremacists, Bible-bangers, Jesus-freaks, slave owners, colonialists, and others who hate women.
“Abortion”: the Holy Grail. Untouchable. To be allowed any time, anywhere, for any reason, up to, and beyond, the time of birth.
Again, this is just a sampling, and the list is probably endless. The key is, of course, to understand what a Democrat means when he/she/it says one of the above. They generally don’t mean what you mean, or what most normal people mean. And it is in this manner that they continue to deceive countless voters. “Well, they only want democracy…” Yes, if you let them define the term any way they want to, which is exactly the point and exactly what they do.
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Sunday, September 25, 2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks about Republicans' "Commitment to America" agenda at DMI Companies in Monongahela, Pa., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reveals details of 'Commitment to America' governing agenda if Republicans gain majority
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the GOP's "Commitment to America" package on Friday, Republicans' shared sales pitch ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.
McCarthy came out swinging in his speech, accusing Democratic lawmakers of ignoring rising crime, decrying restrictions on parental rights and promising to repeal the recent expansion to the Internal Revenue Service.
The agenda includes a slate of general policy recommendations in four broad categories: "An Economy That's Strong;" "A Nation That's Safe;" "A Future That's Built on Freedom;" and "A Government That's Accountable."
"We want an economy that is strong. That means you can fill up your tank. You can buy the groceries. You have enough money left over to go to Disneyland and save for a future — that the paychecks grow, they no longer shrink," McCarthy told the crowd, laying out what Republicans say they will do if they gain the House majority.
He continued, "We have a plan for a nation that's safe. That means your community will be protected, your law enforcement will be respected. Your criminals will be prosecuted. We believe in a future that's built on freedom — that your children come first."
The GOP leaders say the agenda was formed with input from Republicans across the country with the explicit purpose of avoiding "top-down" party politics.
The agenda follows the playbook of the "Contract With America" that helped former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., win a GOP majority in the 1990s.
Republicans say it's the culmination of more than a year of work, starting with the GOP-only "China Task Force." McCarthy liked that model and stood up several other task forces earlier this year, including on the economy, tech, health, energy and more.
McCarthy's speech focused heavily on rising crime and the rapid decrease in sentencing under local and state Democratic governments.
"We watched what they did to our communities, defunding of the police. We've got crime problems from Portland to Philadelphia now, with DAs and prosecutors that looked the other way," McCarthy said.
McCarthy also turned the microphone over to the audience for a Q&A session.
The agenda comes at a critical time in the midterms. Republicans have held an advantage because of the shaky economy and President Biden's low approval ratings. But Democrats have claimed some new momentum after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court and mounting legal troubles for former President Donald Trump.
McCarthy revealed the Commitment to America package in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The state is the focus of both parties' attention as the outcome of its upcoming elections could serve as a bellwether for shifting political allegiances.
BY ED MORRISSEY | HotAir.com
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Has the cancellation of the red wave been … canceled? The Washington Post/ABC Poll series has hardly been friendly to the GOP — and in fact, its previous iteration had Democrats up a point. That survey sample in April was of registered voters, however, and even then was an outlier in a sea of Republican leads.
So it seems rather interesting that just as other pollsters have begun showing Democratic rebounds, the new WaPo/ABC poll shows Republicans with a one-point edge on the generic RV ballot now that they’re applying a likely-voter model:
Statistically, this isn’t much of a change, of course. And it may not even signal that much of an added Republican advantage even if it were. Generally speaking, Democrats need something around a D+5 in this measure to break even in congressional elections due to the structural nature of such polls and the House itself. A D+1 is not a good result for Democrats, so the current D+0.8 in the RCP aggregate isn’t much of a comfort for them — at least not as a signal for the outcome of control of the House.
Update: I missed that this was their registered-voter result. Their pollster Langer Research notes up front that it goes to +5 on the LV model:
His party struggling in the midterms, his economic stewardship under fire and his overall job approval under 40 percent, a clear majority of Democrats in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say the party should replace Joe Biden as its nominee for president in 2024.
In the midterm election ahead, registered voters divide 47-46 percent between the Republican and the Democratic candidate in their House district, historically not enough to prevent typical first-midterm losses. And one likely voter model has a 51-46 percent Republican-Democratic split.
A big hat-tip to Liam Donovan for that catch.
However, it’s yet another piece of evidence that likely-voter models are about to shift the reporting on prospects for this midterm election. Rather than look at the chart from RCP, let’s look at the list of results on which it’s based:
All of the polls for the current RCP aggregate average are from this month. Notice anything else? Every single poll showing a Democratic lead uses samples of registered voters. Not one likely-voter survey has Democrats in the lead. Republicans lead in two of the three likely-voter surveys, and tie in the third, but they don’t trail in any of them.
And why might that matter? Let’s turn back to the Post’s analysis:
At this point, both sides are highly motivated to turn out in November. Among registered Democratic voters, 3 in 4 say they are almost certain to vote compared with about 8 in 10 Republicans. Independents are less motivated. Four years ago, Democrats were about as mobilized as Republicans and had a clear lead in overall support. Eight years ago, when Democrats suffered losses, Republicans were more motivated.
Recall anything else about eight years ago? The polls and the polling analysis missed the mark by a wide margin. Pollsters waited until late to apply likely voter models and then missed how the enthusiasm gap would play out — and that was with a relatively popular incumbent president and relative economic stability. Four years ago, Trump was deeply unpopular and coming off the Russia-collusion accusations, so that midterm was far more predictably favorable to Democrats — so the polling analysis largely held up.
The key is to focus on the fundamentals, such as enthusiasm, trust on the issues, and presidential favorability. On that latter score, Democrats are in serious trouble when polling likely voters:
President Biden continues to be a drag on Democratic candidates this fall. The Post-ABC survey pegs his approval rating at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving, including 41 percent strongly disapproving. The share of Americans saying Biden has accomplished “a great deal” or “a good amount” has grown from 35 percent last November to 40 percent today, although a 57 percent majority still says he has not accomplished much or anything.
Another key is independents, and again, likely-voter indies are breaking Republican in the WaPo/ABC poll:
Political independents narrowly favor Republicans, 47 percent to 42 percent, in the vote for Congress. In 2018, the final Post-ABC poll found Democrats holding a seven-point advantage among independents. Democrats’ competitiveness with independents is perhaps notable, given that independent voters disapprove of Biden by 60 percent to 31 percent.
What about the issues?
Voters say inflation and the economy are two of the most important issues in their decision, along with abortion and education. Republicans hold a 17-point advantage among registered voters on trust to handle the economy and an 18-point advantage on trust to handle inflation. But Democrats answer with a 17-point advantage on trust to handle abortion.
On other issues, Republicans hold a 22-point advantage on handling crime while Democrats hold a 21-point advantage on climate change. Democrats and Republicans are about even on handling education and schools.
Voters prioritizing abortion and/or climate change were going to vote Democrat anyway. Voters prioritizing the economy, inflation, and crime are not going to vote for the current status quo even if they might at times have trusted Democrats on those issues in the past. And if you want a peek at the priorities in this cycle, this chart sums it up:
Note that these are not in descending order when you combine the top two importance responses. The ranking in that calculation becomes:
Education and schools: 77%
Climate change: 50%
Here’s the most fundamental fundamental to keep in mind when analyzing the midterms: voters decide based primarily on their daily lived experiences. When the economy is good, crime is low, and their kids get an education rather than an indoctrination, they stick with the status quo and/or focus on aspirational issues like climate change. In a stagflationary environment where crime is exploding around them and their children are getting indoctrinated rather than educated, voters will demand change and a focus on everything that’s going wrong in their lives and communities. The issue priorities in this poll form a gigantic flashing neon sign of discontent, especially the specific result on inflation.
With that in mind, even the R+1 on RVs looks a bit like wishful thinking for Democrats. And it might be, given the historic lean that the WaPo/ABC poll gives Democrats. One has to wonder how low Biden’s job approval will drop as pollsters shift to LV models over the next few weeks, too.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
I was delighted to see that I was recognized in the end credits as a contributor to the production of the documentary film "Uncle Tom II."
Participating in the film's production was exciting. At the request of Executive Producer Larry Elder, I was flown from Florida to the studio in Texas where I was interviewed by Director Justin Malone. I became acquainted with Larry Elder when he interviewed me on his radio program and discussed the book I co-wrote with educator Sandra K. Yocum "Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African American History" that is available on Amazon.
As is noted in the synopsis of the documentary, "Uncle Tom II" is the continuation of the highly acclaimed film "Uncle Tom" (2020). "Uncle Tom II" takes the audience "deeper into black America’s often eradicated history of honorable men, entrepreneurship, prosperity, faith, and patriotism, to its current perceived state of anger, discontent and victimhood."
Here is the official trailer for "Uncle Tom II."