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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Must Go
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
Democrats would never immolate themselves by handing their party over to a critic of the fundamental tenets contained in their platform. Under McDaniel, the GOP, dubbed the “stupid party,” has not only gotten stupider but also embraced the evil of the Democrats. The GOP should eject McDaniel into the outer darkness of MSNBC, where she can join other self-hating Republicans on panels that celebrate Democratic victories.

Does Trump Really Want To Be President Again?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
In the impending Trump-DeSantis collision, voters will look at two respective unknowns. One, will Trump run on his stellar record, avoid controversy, and stick to the issues? And will he thereby win back independent, swing voters on assurances that they could get more MAGA successes, but this time around without the insults and spats? And two, could DeSantis assure Republicans and thus win over the hard-core Trump base?

Just How Stupid Are Sen. Thom Tillis and the Rest of the Republican Establishment?
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Look, it's pretty clear that retiring North Carolina senator Thom Tillis is the Mazie Hirono of the GOP, the dumbest member of a dumb party. Again, that's being charitable. It's the best-case scenario. The more cynical among us might suspect that Tillis knows exactly what a complete betrayal of the already betrayed-out GOP base this is and simply does not care. But I have faith in Thom Tillis. I think he's just stupid.

Rep. Mayra Flores: Border Patrol Agents ‘Feel Abandoned by This Administration’
Melanie Arter, CNS News
“I’m a wife of a Border Patrol agent, and it is an honor standing here today on behalf of all those who can't speak out for themselves - our heroes, our Border Patrol agents. Abandoned. Those are the exact words so many Border Patrol agents have talked to me about. They feel abandoned by this administration, abandoned. This shouldn't be political. This shouldn't be about Republican or Democrat,” said Rep. Mayra Flores.

Fauci’s Deposition Lies and the Stunning Allegations of Li-Feng Yan
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s involvement, again at whatever level, is even more nefarious than we thought. What did he know and when did he know it? Where, how, and why did this all begin? The Republicans are intending to open various investigations in the House in January. What really happened at the Wuhan lab should be at the top of their agenda—that is, if they care about something as important as the future of the human race.

DeSantis’ Office: No ‘U-Turns’ on Decision to Strip Disney of Special Status
The Center Square (Andrew Powell), The Star News Network
Conservative Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has no plans to back down against corporate behemoth Walt Disney Co. after speculation that laws put in place in April to dissolve the company’s self-governing power were going to be scaled back. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary, Bryan Griffin, told The Center Square that there has been no turning back, and that businesses in Florida will benefit from Disney losing its privileges.

 

Thom Tillis Is Why That Red Wave Didn’t Materialize
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
This stupid “bipartisan” legislation, which fulfills Democrat priorities at the literal expense of the GOP base, is why conservatives have zero faith, and zero reason for faith, in Republicans in Washington. Their performance has been utterly indefensible, and as a result nobody thinks they’re ever going to be anything but the Stupid Party. They’re the Washington Generals, with the Dems playing the Harlem Globetrotters.

TUCKER CARLSON: Republicans are colluding to allow border crisis to continue
Tucker Carlson, Fox News
What's actually happening is the Biden administration ended the policies that would have stopped this flood of unaccompanied minors. And now they want to make the problem even worse. And they're doing it for a reason. They're telling you what the reason is. You're not allowed to notice, but it doesn't make it less true. This is real. This is happening. No one's stopping it. Republicans are colluding to allow it to continue.

Data Analysts Question How 25 Percent of Arizona Voters Flipped to Oppose Trump Candidates Despite GOP Voter Registration Advantage
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
Investigations are continuing into the election anomalies in Arizona, where Republicans performed fairly well except for in the top four Trump-endorsed races. Since there are 4 percent more Republicans than Dems in the state (as well as in Maricopa County), and most of the Republicans were easily beating their Dem opponents in mainstream polls, data analysts are looking closely at the numbers. Analytics 805 examined the data.

No, America Does Not Owe the World Climate 'Reparations'
Stephen Moore, CNS News
It's almost sinister that at a time when many third-world countries lack basic health care, adequate food production, clean water, affordable/reliable electric power and basic schooling, the European and American delegation is giving sermons on the dangers of climate change. With a fraction of the money the climate fanatics want to spend, the world could save millions of lives by ensuring the poor have clean drinking water.

McCarthy starts to play hardball with GOP rebels struggling to find opposing House speaker candidate
Susan Ferrechio, Kerry Picket and Mica Soellner, The Washington Times
A small faction of rebel House Republicans is scraping the back bench of the conference, and even looking outside the Capitol, in search of an alternative to Kevin McCarthy for speaker. So far, they are not having much luck finding a substitute candidate who wants to run for the top spot, never mind someone who can win. The opposition to Mr. McCarthy’s ascent to speaker is driven by a group of five Republican lawmakers.

Which Side Are You On?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Where is the U.S. as the world's people (Iran, China) struggle against pervasive oppression? Mum’s the word from our administration. The old left-wing anthem ironically applies more than ever—“Which Side Are You On?”—but the context and meaning have flipped. In fact, it has done a direct reversal in more ways than one as the left and liberals have become supporters of the very people they used to say they adamantly opposed.

 

Obama-Biden Government in Exile Ran Hunter Laptop Suppression Operation
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
It is folly to think simply because Biden, his campaign advisors, and former Obama White House staffers didn’t wear official government titles in 2020 that they somehow couldn’t run the government side of the operation to censor the laptop material. Power in Washington is for the lifers like Joe Biden, not elected outliers like Donald Trump—anyone who argues otherwise is either desperately naïve or intentionally dishonest.

WH Spokeswoman: Twitter Files Are a 'Distraction...Old News'; 'It's Not Healthy'
Susan Jones, CNS News
Karine Jean-Pierre: "So, look, we see this as a — an interesting or a coincidence, if I may, that he would so haphazardly — Twitter would so haphazardly push this distraction that is a — that is full of old news, if you think about it.  And at the same time, Twitter is facing very real and very serious questions about the rising volume of anger, hate, and anti-Semitism on their platform, and how they’re letting it happen."

Why Did Beto Return a $1 Million SBF Donation 4 Days Before the Election?
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
If O’Rourke had already accepted at least $1 million from SBF, why would he suddenly rebuff another $1 million from him four days before the election? This does not make any sense. But neither does giving your life savings to a millennial plagiarizing Justin Guarini’s haircut, nervously tapping his feet, and reflexively responding “good question” during interviews, and showing up to important events in a T-shirt and shorts.

Controversial Ohio Holiday Children’s Story Time with Drag Queens Cancelled
Hannah Poling, The Star News Network
LGBTQ rights activists canceled their controversial Holi-drag Storytime (meant to read books “highlighting inclusion and acceptance”), a part of Drag Queen Story Hour geared towards small children as young as two years old mere hours before the event was set to begin. Upon the announcement of the event Ohioans displayed their outrage on social media and scheduled a protest with the intent of getting the story time canceled.

The GOP Must Resist Big Tech’s Lobbying Efforts To Save Face With Conservatives
Rachel Bovard, The Federalist
What’s clear is Apple’s current “values” are neither of the conservative movement nor our nation as a whole. The GOP should know that its constituents are watching closely the outcome with Big Tech, and we’ll punish it in the public square and at the ballot box for lacking a backbone. To our new members and future leadership, we say, don’t stiff America, and please — stop protecting the companies who so openly despise us.

Fauci’s Deposition in Big Tech Censorship Case Released
Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s deposition, taken as part of a lawsuit alleging collusion between the U.S. government and Big Tech to censor people, was released on Dec. 5. The 446-page document shows the questioning of Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser. Fauci was under oath on Nov. 23. Fauci claimed he didn't advocate for censorship.

 

Why Herschel Walker’s election matters
Newt Gingrich, The Washington Times
Herschel Walker’s election is crucial to Georgia and all of America. Despite some misconceptions that the Georgia runoff won’t have a major impact, the difference between a 50-50 Senate and a 51-49 Senate is enormous. Vice President Kamala Harris can break ties on the Senate floor – but not in committees. America’s future will be significantly better if we have Walker’s courage, candor and directness for the next six years.

Georgia Senate Runoff: Early Vote Favors Walker
David Catron, The American Spectator
While the Democrats remain in denial, the corporate media insist that the record turnout in early voting for the runoff was driven by energized Warnock voters. The numbers on the Georgia Secretary of State’s data hub don’t support that claim. A lot of rural county voters who have historically shown little interest in early voting came out last week to cast ballots. These are not large counties, but there are a lot of them.

How Corrupt is a Corrupt Media?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Do the bias, invective, and lack of ethics of the media even matter anymore? In truth, media corruption has changed the course of recent history. Had the true nature of the contents of the Hunter Biden laptop been reported, the 2020 voters have polled that the revelation may well have made a difference because they would not have voted for a candidate so clearly compromised by foreign interests. The media has ceased to exist.

Elon Musk's Big Mistake
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
It is interesting to watch Elon Musk as he sifts through the censorship regime on Twitter. The disconnect between America he was promised and reality is blowing his mind. Musk’s crime is he believed the lies that the ruling caste told him, but he went one step further and dared hold the ruling caste to its lies. That’s why they hate and want to destroy him. And that’s why we should not only thank him but also have his back.

Still Against the 'Dead Consensus'
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Ronald Reagan's presidency was a highly successful one, but many of his would-be successors have fundamentally botched his legacy. Reagan, who once slapped import quotas on Japanese automakers to stimulate America's own auto production, was no such thing. Above all else, the man who defeated the Soviet Union was a winner. And again, the market-idolatrous, culture war-shirking "dead consensus" Right has been shown to be a loser.

EPA Quietly Quadruples Regulatory Cost of Carbon Emissions in New War on Fossil Fuels
Just the News (John Solomon), The Star News Network
The so-called Social Cost of Carbon was first set in 2009 under then-President Obama. Under Democrats it has been set for most of the last decade at $51 per metric ton. But in a rulemaking notice in mid-November, EPA said it had devised a new calculation that raises that damage estimate to $190 per metric ton by 2022 standards and as much as $410 by the year 2080. If enacted, it could affect costs in many areas of the economy.

 

Oath Keepers Verdict: A Dangerous Escalation in Criminalizing Dissent
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
An act of sedition no longer requires proof of an elaborate plan engineered months if not years in advance, the use of heavy weaponry, and attempts to injure or kill lawmakers or law enforcement officials to take over government functions. All it now requires is some heated rhetoric on social media or in private group chats coupled with a nonviolent entry into a public building. As bad as it looks now, the worst is yet to come.

The Demands of the Freedom Caucus Are Not Unreasonable
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
McCarthy ought to see this as a chance to be a different kind of speaker. He needs to realize that his calling is to restore the House of Representatives to its proper status as the people’s House, which means that it becomes once again a small-d democratic body where each individual representative has the capability to bring bills and amendments and attempt to forge coalitions of support among other representatives of the people.

Dropping: Labor Force Participation, Number of Employed; Rising: Labor Force Dropouts
Susan Jones, CNS News
Despite the rising cost of living, the number of employed Americans dropped for a third straight month, falling by 138,000 to 158,470,000; the number of Americans counted as not in the labor force -- meaning they have no job and are not looking for one -- increased by 359,000 to 100,227,000, the highest this number has been in a year; and the labor participation rate declined for a fourth straight month, to 61.1 percent in November.

House GOP Working on Bill to Ban TikTok Across Federal Government
Star News Staff (Arjun Singh, DCNF), The Star News Network
The House Republican Conference is currently working on legislation that may ban the use of TikTok by federal government employees, the (DCNF) has learned. “We’re working on something right now,” said a Republican aide familiar with the matter. The proposal is said to be proceeding through the Judiciary Committee, which is set to be led by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan in the next Congress when the GOP gains a majority next month.

New York’s out-migration lost the GOP the governor’s mansion
Kristin Tate, The Hill
New York is finally out of reach for the state’s GOP; the combination of conservative flight from the Empire State, plus the natural death-to-birth ratios in red parts, may be the final straw. No Republican has won a governor’s race there in 20 years, and even with a natural talent such as Zeldin, the party couldn’t quite pull it out this year. If Republicans want a model to emulate, Ron DeSantis wouldn’t be a bad place to start.

MyPillow CEO Lobbies for RNC Chair, Calls for an America First GOP Revamp
John Haughey, The Epoch Times
“[McDaniel] has failed for so many years that I now call her Ronna ‘McFail,’” MyPillow CEO Lindell told The Epoch Times. “Ronna, the past three elections, you get an F, an F, an F. You should have resigned already. Ronna, resign, don’t run again, let’s get someone who can win.” That “someone who can win” is Lindell, according to Lindell, who announced his “Save America” candidacy for the RNC chair on his FrankSpeech platform on Nov. 29.

 

If You Really Wanted to Destroy the US, Then...
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. Second, print trillions of dollars in new currency as the lockdowns end, demand rises, and consumers are already saturated with COVID-19 subsidies... Ten, never mention the origins of the COVID-19 virus. It would be hard to imagine any planned agenda to destroy America that would have been as injurious as what we already suffered the last two years under Biden and Democrats.

The Case Against Everyone Else 2024 – Part 2
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Part 1 was about the non-Trump/DeSantis candidates. Part 2 is about the clown shows. The 2024 election is going to be between Trump and Ron DeSantis, and these no-chance hacks have either deluded themselves into thinking they have a shot or actively want to burn down the party. The GOP needs to stand firm on excluding these clowns – no kamikaze candidates. Let them go debate themselves – their candidacies are political onanism anyway.

Meet Raphael Warnock’s Paymasters
David Catron, The American Spectator
Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock’s out-of-state donors made him the U.S. Senate’s leading fundraiser this election cycle. The FEC reports that, when all funding sources are included, he raised $175.6 million. This is three times the amount the GOP's Herschel Walker raised, yet the senator beat the former football star by less than 1 percent in the general election and failed to get across that important 50 percent (plus 1) threshold.

Pres. Biden Reassures Audience 29X that He’s Telling the Truth
Craig Bannister, CNS News
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said 13 times that he meant what he said. Three of those times, Biden revealed that he “really” meant what he said, and another three times he explained that he “seriously” meant it. Four of his comments were “not a joke,” Biden explained. Nine times, Biden declared that he was providing a “fact,” including three times he doubled down on the claim. Biden said that three of his comments were “serious.”

First Disney Movie With Teen Gay Romance Falls Short at Box Office
Jackson Elliott, The Epoch Times
Disney’s first animated film featuring a teen homosexual romance flopped badly at the box office, bringing in under $20 million in tickets sold in its first five days in theaters. The animated science-fiction adventure includes a teenage boy named Ethan who has same-sex desires. Ethan is one of the main characters, and his sexuality is a minor plot point in the movie, which mostly focuses on the connection between fathers and sons.

HHS Whistleblower: Americans’ Tax Dollars Spent on Trafficking Children Into ‘Hands of Criminals’
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
A Health and Human Services whistleblower alleged Americans’ tax dollars are being spent to place unaccompanied migrant children into the hands of human traffickers, Project Veritas revealed. Tara Lee Rodas, who works within the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency (CIGIE), volunteered to help HHS process unaccompanied migrant children and was subsequently sent to the Emergency Intake Site (EIS) in Pomona, CA.

 

Everybody Hates Liz Cheney
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
As she prepares to leave the halls of Congress and embark on a new political adventure—either landing a lucrative gig at a NeverTrump outlet funded by the Left or plotting a run for president in 2024—Cheney is a hero only in her own mind. Pimped by the Democrats, used by the news media, abandoned by Republicans, and disliked by the public, Cheney, like her father, might have managed to tick off almost everyone on her way out the door.

Cruz: Democrats Hate Herschel Walker ‘Because He’s a Black Man Who’s a Conservative’
Lauren Shank, CNS News
"Why do the Democrats hate Herschel so much? ... [Democrats] want to punish Herschel for daring to speak out because they're scared of him. Because when he wins and, Sean [Hannity], I believe he's going to win, he is going to be a national leader that is going to resonate across the country, in the African-American community, with young people, and with Americans all over the country who are fed up with the direction we're going.”

Walker and Warnock Tied in Latest Georgia Senate Runoff Poll
Admin (Arjun Singh, Daily Caller), The Star News Network
A new survey of likely voters in Georgia’s Senate runoff election reveals that Sen. Raphael Warnock and ex-athlete Herschel Walker are statistically tied, showing little movement from the Nov. 8 general election. The survey, conducted by a consortium of pollsters led by COMPETE Digital, a progressive organization, reported that 50% would vote for either candidate. It paints the runoff as a true tossup just days before the election.

Brutality Beckons in Beijing, Poltroonery Prevails in Washington
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Our elites are trash. Cultural, economic, and political. Change is coming. Those protests in China, which will be violently crushed by the Winnie the Pooh minions in hazmat suits, if not by the real thugs the regime employs, are nevertheless the endgame awaiting awful regimes. People are less and less interested in propping up failure, and failure is everywhere. The breakdowns always follow the lockdowns, and the winds always change.

Trapped by Apple—a Tale of the Great Reset
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
What all this adds up to is Apple and the rest of Big Tech cooperating with the Biden administration in the big lie that domestic terrorists (Trump et al) are the threat to democracy when they themselves are. True democracy, whether manifest as a democratic republic or otherwise, has become an inconvenience for them in the march to globalism and the “Great Reset.” Most of us have needles in our arms courtesy of Big Tech and Big Pharma.

Reports of Donald Trump’s demise are premature
Michael Goodwin, New York Post
To many Americans, prosecuting a former president on anything less than convincing evidence would be final proof that the government is rigged. If his enemies really want to see Donald Trump fade, they should follow the well-worn political advice to step aside and be quiet when your opponent is committing suicide. Because that’s what Trump is doing, with his rotten choice of dinner companions, the latest sign he’s losing his touch.

 

Is Congress Poised to Investigate Whitmer Fednapping Hoax?
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
As the Democrats' January 6 narrative continues to crumble amid revelations numerous FBI informants were embedded in so-called militia groups—mirroring what happened in the Gov. Whitmer entrapment operation at the same time—months before the Capitol protest, it’s imperative that congressional investigators uncover all similarities between the two events. Justice for the innocent individuals preyed upon in both situations demands it.

Will Someone Please Do a Twitter to Disney?
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
Disney ought to soon be ripe for a hostile takeover and a near-total shakeout of its middle and upper management. Disney needs a total makeover of its corporate model and a reorientation as the institution it was created to be. Much like the effect Elon Musk’s increasingly hostile takeover of Twitter has produced. Less wokeness, if not none. Much less political activism. Zero grooming, ever again. More values-oriented entertainment.

Respect for Marriage Act: Why religious liberty deserves protection and my amendment will provide it
Sen. Mike Lee, Fox News
The religious protections in my amendment offer the path toward achieving the civility necessary for a pluralistic society to thrive. Therefore, I'm hopeful that my friends and colleagues can come together, united by a shared commitment to tolerance and mutual respect, to support my amendment. There’s no reason Congress can’t protect same-sex marriage without sacrificing religious liberty. My amendment should be adopted immediately.

Glenn Youngkin for president? To be determined
Frank Cannon, The Washington Times
Anyone who declares that there is “no federal role on abortion” will not be taken seriously as a viable leader of the Republican Party. This logic stands for races in the House and Senate, and the same is true for the president. Mr. Youngkin has done great work in catapulting parental rights to the national stage — anyone who opposes federal legislation protecting the rights of parents probably wouldn’t make it through a primary either.

House Republicans weigh Pentagon funding battle over 'woke' military policies
Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner (Restoring America)
House Republicans are weighing an effort to tie next year’s funding for the Pentagon to demands that include ending the military’s vaccine mandate and increasing scrutiny of where U.S. aid to Ukraine has gone. House conservatives have pushed their fellow Republicans to punt a vote on the final version of the NDAA to January, when the GOP will control the lower chamber. House GOP leaders have signaled they may be on board with the plan.

Transgender Psychologist: ‘Serious Error in Judgment’ for Schools to Hide Gender Transitions from Parents
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
A California-based transgender psychologist has filed an amicus brief against a Maryland school district. “It’s well established that one of the most important factors in helping gender-questioning children is family support,” the psychologist, who now uses the name Erica Anderson, Ph.D., told Fox News. “So to deliberately deprive a child of support at a time potentially when they most need it is, I think, a serious error in judgment.”

 

People Need to Defend Right to Vote or Lose Freedoms: True the Vote Co-founder
Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times
Catherine Engelbrecht, co-founder of the election integrity group True the Vote; and Greg Philips, TTV board member; were detained on the orders of the federal judge. Engelbrecht told The Epoch Times she took many lessons from this incident, with one of the most valuable being “how precious freedom really is, and how seriously we ought to take our civic duties and our responsibility to vote and our responsibility to stay engaged.”

Was Trump Our Captain Queeg?
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
Trump was not just obsessed with his own hurt and wallowing in his victimization. But he was also a victim of a despicable effort of permanent government officials, the media, and the Left to destroy a presidency before it had even begun. Trump’s political future now hinges on his ability to forget all that, to move ahead, to unite his party, to win back independents, to get out the vote and to advance a concrete agenda for America.

The Case Against Everyone Else 2024 – Part 1
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Folks, channel Sen. Tom Cotton, who wisely passed on in 2024 The 2024 election is going to be between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis and their alternative visions of what the Republican Party should be. That is the primary we need. If you are just trying to get some spotlight time to be the VP pick, don’t – Rick Grenell should be the VP. The 2024 GOP primary needs to be serious, and if your name ain’t Ron or Don you just ain’t serious.

Arizona’s Election Bungle
Tom Raabe, The American Spectator
Question: Are Arizona election officials so incompetent that, even after all the problems in the 2020 election, they could manage to royally screw up another election? Wrote Phil Boas, Arizona Republic columnist, “This was not a ‘glitch,’ nor was it mere ‘technical problems’ as some have called it. This was a largescale system meltdown on a day everyone knew for months would be thronged with MAGA voters who don’t trust early ballots.”

Rep. Clyburn Compares Legal Gun Purchases to Slavery
Susan Jones, CNS News
Rep. Clyburn: "[J]ust because it's legal does not make it the right thing. I tell people all the time, the institution of slavery was legal, but it was not right. Just because they purchased these weapons legally does not mean that's what the law ought to be... Let's protect the American people from demented people and make sure that we put some safety and security in people's -- when they're shopping, when they're sitting in churches."

Trump gets played in Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West, Nick Fuentes, and Milo Yiannopoulos
Byron York, Washington Examiner
What seems more likely is that Trump did not have any clear intention for the dinner. So why did he take part in it? For one thing, he loves celebrities, and Kanye West, even damaged Kanye West, is a celebrity. Trump also loves flattery, and West had said all those nice things about Trump on TV. And at the dinner, Fuentes was a veritable flattery machine, repeatedly telling Trump how great Trump was. That might be all there was to it.

 

The Same Old, Same Old Déjà vu
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
There will be more post-election, November surprises in 2024 — like the mysteriously sudden discovery just days after the voting that Sam Bankman-Fried was a multibillion-dollar con artist and huge Democrat donor, and the appointment of special counsel to investigate Trump. Who would have known that prior to November 8, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago presidential papers proved neither “nuclear secrets” nor designed for his personal sale after all?

The Case Against Ron DeSantis 2024
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Sure, big donors will be happy to help but how about the little guys, the small dollar donors? Will they pay up? Will they work the phones and knock on the doors? Will they show up? That’s the thing – DeSantis is an unknown quantity nationally. But most candidates are their first time, and lots of them win. The way for DeSantis to refute the case against him is to show exactly how he intends to do so in 2024. Trump won’t be a pushover.

Trump’s Political Obituary Is Premature
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
Former president Donald Trump remains a formidable figure whose charisma dwarfs the personality of DeSantis, as even a few of his supporters acknowledged to me. They are quick to note that DeSantis has improved as a retail politician since his wobbly run in 2018. But they admit that he could struggle against the more dominant Trump. Trump is far from a spent political force, if my conversations with Florida Republicans are any indication.

Republicans Won 3 Million More Votes Than Democrats, but Not Where It Counted
Jack Phillips, The American Spectator
Recent data published by the Cook Political Report show that Republicans lead by some 3.5 million votes when all 435 House races are combined. As of Friday morning, Republicans had 54.13 million votes as compared with Democrats’ 50.79 million votes. Republicans got 3 million more votes in 2022 than during the 2018 midterms. Democrats got 10.3 million fewer votes than 2018, during which the party won control of the House at 235–199.

Pittsburgh School District Unanimously Passes Resolution Against Bill Barring Critical Race Theory
Just the News (Nicholas Ballasy), The Star News Network
The Pittsburgh School District unanimously passed a resolution against legislation that would bar teaching Critical Race Theory or any other concepts that regard one race as superior to another. The resolution, which passed on Tuesday, states that the board will defy “harmful legislation,” including HB 1532, formally referred to as the Teaching Racial and Universal Equality Act. The bill was proposed by Republican State Rep. Russ Diamond.

Putin's 'Winter War' on Ukraine
Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News
Why would we do this? The U.S. ought not dictate to Kyiv when it should move to the negotiating track to end this war. But we Americans do have, given our indispensable contributions to the Ukrainian war effort, the right to tell Kyiv when we believe that the risks of further fighting exceed any potential gain for us; and, if Kyiv is determined to fight on, to give notice that Ukraine will be doing so without any more U.S. munitions.

 

Nominating a Republican Who Can Get 50 Percent
Paul Kengor, The American Spectator
Donald Trump supporters will protest that the hatred of him is not entirely his fault, and that he was demonized by the partisan Democrat media, and more. But reality is reality, and it’s an obvious recipe for Trump in 2024 once again to get fewer popular votes than his opponent. In other words, a recipe for a Democrat victory. The Republicans lose, again. For Republicans and Americans, that simply cannot be allowed to happen again.

Can Republicans Make Congress Great Again?
Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times
For Republicans in Congress, you have the support of 52 million voters. Cut deficit spending and get us back to a balanced budget. Reduce taxes that hurt our economy. Stop the Green New Deal. End the Biden war on American-made energy. Put the fraudsters in jail who stole $150 billion by scamming unemployment, Medicaid, and other programs. Make sure education dollars go to parents and children to attend the school of their choosing.

A New Age of American Politics
Ned Ryun, American Greatness
If conservatives and Republicans want to win again, we had better adopt the only-ballots-matter approach at least in the short term or die. I have zero ethical problems with it, none whatsoever. This is now the modern-day political battlefield in America, the rules of the game. One can either howl at the moon about it or beat the Left at it. The good news is we already have a bit of a model in Florida, where Republicans vote early.

Maricopa County Voting Centers Plagued with Tabulation Errors on Election Day Affected Areas Averaging Well Over 300 Percent More Republicans Than Democrats
Rachel Alexander, The Star News Network
Voters encountered problems casting their ballots at 70 of the 223 vote centers in Maricopa County (Arizona) on Election Day, November 8, 2022, resulting in long lines and concerns that ballots ended up not tabulated or “misread,” and commingled with ballots that had already been tabulated. Averaged together, the problems occurred in areas where Election Day voting was more than 300 percent Republican versus Democrat. Coincidence?

GA Runoff: The Clear Case for Herschel Walker
Jenny Beth Martin, CNS News
On his bus tour, Herschel Walker said it best when he said simply: “We gotta get people who have the guts to fight for this country … I’m going to Washington to represent my family, because I’m sick and tired of the crime on the streets, I’m sick and tired of them raising our taxes, I’m sick and tired of the border not being secure, I’m sick and tired of them going after my kids, I’m sick and tired of them mistreating my police.”

Jen Psaki: Investigations for Thee But Not for Me
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
A coordinated effort between the most powerful government officials and the most powerful information providers to silence and punish political dissent is a far greater “threat to democracy” than what happened for a few hours on January 6. And it’s beyond ironic that the mouthpiece for a regime proceeding with yet another punitive and vengeful investigation into Trump wants to be shielded from an inquiry into her own misdeeds.

 

The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
The FTX Bitcoin empire of 30-year-old Democrat backing Sam Bankman-Fried is in shambles. Or more specifically, his “dumb game” cryptocurrency exchange has destroyed thousands of lives. Electronically, he may have robbed perhaps a million investors. Sam Bankman-Fried is the ultimate dangerous and ridiculous expression of the most toxic and creepy culture in America. If he did not exist, someone like him would have to be invented.

Judge Rewrites Georgia Law to Favor Warnock
David Catron, The American Spectator
There’s no guarantee changing the rules for early voting will be enough to get Warnock over the 50 percent threshold. That he failed to do so on Nov. 8 as an incumbent with an enormous war chest — against an opponent with no political experience — suggests that the senator is not exactly beloved by Georgia voters. Moreover, bringing in characters like Marc Elias to meddle in the election is unlikely to have endeared him to voters.

The Case For Ron DeSantis 2024
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Gov. Ron DeSantis knows what time it is. He is based. This means that at a foundational level, he understands that we are in the midst of an existential cultural/political struggle with people who want to disenfranchise, enslave, or even destroy us. The left does not want to be our friend. It wants to be our master. The bad guys are serious about winning, and so is Ron DeSantis. This translates to picking fights that he can win.

McCarthy Vows to Hold Congressional Hearings at the Border
Susan Jones, CNS News
Kevin McCarthy: "I'll move meetings actually at the border so the Democrats can no longer ignore the problem, so the American public can actually have the information, and we'll move legislation on the floor to secure that border out of the House, on to the Senate, and we will continue to fight to make this happen... the American public can actually have the information, and we'll move legislation on the floor to secure that border."

McCarthy set to bounce Democrats Schiff, Omar and Swalwell from House committees
Kerry Pickett, The Washington Times
Kevin McCarthy said he will follow through with his pledge to kick Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota off the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the next Congress. Ms. Omar, who is losing her committee assignment because of her antisemitic rhetoric, is among a handful of Democrats (Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell) whom Mr. McCarthy will boot from committees for various offenses. He is following a precedent set by Nancy Pelosi.

Twitter Reactivates Trump’s Account Following Poll of 15 Million Users
Melanie Sun, The Epoch Times
Donald Trump’s Twitter account will be reactivated following a poll of the social media platform’s users on the matter, Twitter’s owner Elon Musk announced on Nov. 19. “The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk said in a post linking to the polling decision, using a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people, the voice of God.” 51.8 percent of users wanted Trump reinstated, 48.2 percent against.

 

GOP Helps Dems Impose Gay Marriage on Everyone
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
A GOP that assists in denying this freedom is worse than useless. Such a GOP is positively dangerous, as it simply ratifies the worst ideas. An America saddled with two socially liberal parties will not survive. It will steadily decline and inevitably collapse. The family is the first form of government and serves as the only enduring foundation of the state. As the family decays, so too does the government upon which it depends.

Lee Zeldin: 'I'm Very Seriously Considering a Run for Chair of the Republican National Committee'
Susan Jones, CNS News
"Right now I'm seriously considering it," Former New York Rep. Lee Zeldin told Fox News's Laura Ingraham last week. "What I do know is that it is important for the Republican Party, with this opportunity to retool and to transform, because we have high stakes races coming up in '24 for president of the United States We need to elect more Republicans to the House and Senate, and down-ballot candidates need to get elected as well."

How ballot harvesting could save elections
Christopher Bedford, Spectator
Whether Republicans joining the fray will build out the practice or lead to its abolition, voters will win. Voting is important not simply for choosing our leaders, but for binding us together in the process and its results. If one party is playing by different rules than the other, we all lose. If large swaths of voters lose faith in the process itself, we all lose. The states have chosen how the game is played; now start playing.

Arizona AG Opens Inquiry into Maricopa County Election Irregularities, Possible Legal Violations
Just the News (John Solomon), The Star News Network
The Arizona attorney general’s office has opened an inquiry into Maricopa County’s handling of the mid-term elections, demanding a full report of well-publicized irregularities and warning there is evidence of “statutory violations.” The letter marks a major escalation in the dispute over how voters were treated on Election Day in the state’s largest county, where scores of ballot tabulators had problems because of printing problems.

‘Old Glory Bank’ Emerges to Protect Your Money From Cancel Culture
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
Old Glory Bank is intended to be a key facility, another front—and an especially important one, since it involves our finances, the root of all our activities, and our ability to effectuate change—in the growing battle to preserve the America that was conceived by the Founders. In that sense, Old Glory Bank joins certain media, educational, entertainment, and medical entities in providing alternatives to an increasingly dangerous system.

Joe Biden set to work with a House speaker he has called a 'MAGA Republican'
W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner
Biden called to congratulate Kevin McCarthy when Republicans won their 218th seat. "I congratulate Leader McCarthy on Republicans winning the House majority, and am ready to work with House Republicans to deliver results for working families," the president said in a statement. But numerous times in the run-up to the midterm elections, Biden referred to “Kevin McCarthy and his fellow MAGA Republicans” while campaigning for Democrats.

 

The Stupid Party Gets Stupider
George Neumayr, The American Spectator
Despite the party’s anemic performance in the elections, the figures most responsible for it will likely fail upward. Some perspective within GOP circles is badly needed. The Democrats are rightly called the “evil party.” But they are not politically dumb. They practice the rudimentary discipline and maintain the sufficient party unity necessary to achieve victory at the ballot box. The stupid party should take a lesson from them.

Let the Blame Games Begin?
Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media
Has the Republican Party of capitalism forgotten the power and role of money in politics? Why is it once again so easily outfunded, outspent, and outsmarted? All these writs variously explain the otherwise inexplicable dismal Republican performance. Yet there is a common denominator for Republicans to all these multifaceted problems: either different leaders or different strategies — or both — are necessary to ensure different results.

OK, Who Is Getting Fired?
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
It’s less important who gets fired than that someone does. There are plenty of people in leadership positions. Not all have to go – we need to be strategic. But somebody must get fired. Somebody must pay. Somebody big. And there are only three people of sufficient stature in the GOP to demonstrate, through their defenestration, that the GOP is serious about accountability and winning in 2024. Ronna McDaniel, McConnell and McCarthy.

12 Senate Republicans Join Democrats in Advancing Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage
Susan Jones, CNS News
The Republicans voting to advance the bill are: Roy Blunt of Missouri; Richard Burr of North Carolina; Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia; Susan Collins of Maine; Joni Ernst of Iowa; Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming; Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Rob Portman of Ohio; Mitt Romney of Utah; Dan Sullivan of Alaska; Thom Tillis of North Carolina; and Todd Young of Indiana. Many of the 37 R's voting against cited concerns about religious freedom.

Arizona House Republicans Elect New Leaders for Next Legislative Session
Neil Jones, The Star News Network
Members of the Arizona House Republican Caucus met Tuesday to elect State Representative Ben Toma to serve as the next Speaker of the House. “It is a profound privilege to lead the House of Representatives and our Republican majority caucus,” said Toma in response to his election. “Together, I know that the House will rise to meet the state’s immense challenges and we will continue to unlock freedom and opportunity for every Arizonan.”

Don’t Buy The (Right-Wing) Media’s Framing On Trump v. DeSantis
Victoria Marshall, The Federalist
Media outlets fail to recognize DeSantis’s strategy: attack his real opponents instead of engaging in silly, intraparty strife. And that’s what right-wing voters should keep in mind as we enter the 2024 presidential election cycle. Right now, powerful special interests are working overtime to pit DeSantis and Trump supporters against each other, divide the party, and take back control from the anti-establishment wing. Don’t let them.

 

Donald Trump Launches 2024 Bid for White House
Ivan Pentchoukov, The Epoch Times
Trump, 76, announced the presidential bid in a prime-time speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. “In order to make America great and glorious again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for President of the United States,” Trump said. The former president stressed this won’t be his campaign but “our campaign,” saying that the only force “strong enough to defeat the massive corruption we are up against is you—the American people.

Midterm Elections: The Red Whirlpool Still Swirls With Uncertainty
DeRoy Murdock, The American Spectator
The pundits blew it last week. Pollsters should issue immediate refunds to their clients. Republicans must unite immediately and enthusiastically behind Herschel Walker. The political newcomer and beloved football hero can defeat over-the-cliff-Left Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock in a runoff if the Right rallies to send Walker to the Senate on Dec. 6. Trump v. DeSantis should wait at least until 2022’s vital, final election concludes.

Pro-Life Leader Offers Encouragement for Movement After Abortion-Related State Referendum Defeats
Zachery Schmidt, The Star News Network
Americans in five separate states last week voted in favor of the pro-choice movement when it came to abortion-related state referendums. According to longtime Priests for Life National Director Frank Pavone, it was not “too surprising” that the pro-life movement did not do well with the statewide ballot referendums. Pavone told The Star News Network that liberal pro-abortion groups make these state referendums a “national fight.”

Are Mitch McConnell’s days numbered?
Kelly Sadler, The Washington Times
On Tuesday, Florida Senator Rick Scott officially threw his hat in the ring to challenge Mr. McConnell for the GOP’s top leadership position. Mr. McConnell’s opposition is well-earned and deserved. Even if Mr. Scott’s challenge to Mr. McConnell is unsuccessful, it does put a chink in Mr. McConnell’s armor that will eventually lead others to exploit it. It’s about time. Mitch McConnell needs to go. No one’s rule should last forever.

MAGA Republicans Are the Threat? No, Says Gingrich, 'Collapse of Our Public Schools' Is Greatest Threat...
Susan Jones, CNS News
"I would argue the greatest threat to America's future is the collapse of our public schools under the domination of the teachers’ unions so that we're not going to be able to compete with China or India or anyplace else if we continue to produce children who can't do math, can't read, can't write, and are propagandized into worrying about their gender in the third grade. I think it's really a crisis," said former Speaker Gingrich.

 

Republicans Better Get Good at What Democrats Do, and Quick
Derek Hunter, Townhall
The GOP needs to encourage people – hell, every person they come in contact with they’re fairly convinced will vote for them – to vote as soon as possible. Then they need to circle back to make sure they did it and harvest that ballot (if it hasn’t already been mailed) to ensure it gets to the polls. These are the rules for now, they’d better learn to win within them because they’ve only excelled at losing while whining about them.

 

Feds Had Informants In Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for J6
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Where is the outrage among January 6 propagandists that the FBI, contrary to Christopher Wray’s public assertions, had plenty of resources devoted to collecting intelligence about the Capitol protest? Why did Wray’s surveillance operation fail so spectacularly? Who are the handling agents responsible for such widespread failure? Why haven’t heads rolled? Where is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for Wray’s resignation?

Fetterman 2024: It’s a No-Brainer
Scott McKay, The American Spectator
The Biden experience teaches that elections are won by a brand rather than a candidate. Biden is a poor man’s Ron Burgundy, fronting for a faceless cabal even less electable than he is. So is Fetterman — in fact, anyone not non compos mentis can tell that only a respectful interval between his election and his retirement for “health reasons” will keep us from finding out that his wife, here illegally from Brazil, was the real candidate.

Nine Texas and Nebraska Cities Became ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ on Election Day
Susan Berry, PhD, The Star News Network
Four Texas cities and six villages in Nebraska voted on Election Day on ballot measures that would outlaw abortion within their jurisdictions. Of the 10 measures, only one was rejected, reported Mark Lee Dickson, founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative, at Live Action News. Dickson, who is also director of Right to Life of East Texas, announced nine other cities approved ordinances outlawing abortion within their limits.

America Was Built on Coal, Now Biden Wants to Abolish It
Stephen Moore, CNS News
Will we choose jobs over climate hysteria? Under the Biden plan, we would move technologically in reverse in our energy sources. America got rich by replacing windmills with coal plants, and now, 150 years later, Biden wants to replace coal with windmills. That's a strategy for energy poverty and cold, dark nights. If you don't believe me, ask the Europeans who are back using candles to light their homes during rolling power blackouts.

The Real Meaning of the Midterms: One Country or Two?
Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times
This migration is largely powered by the personalities and beliefs of the migrants themselves. It took more than money to get many of them to move their families across the country—an act of tremendous aggravation and costly in itself. It was an act of love and passion and, in many cases, faith. They, most of them anyway, are fleeing from progressive blue America to a land they hope and assume will be their new constitutionalist homes.

It's time to talk about what happens next after the midterms
Tulsi Gabbard, Fox News
If the new Congress takes action on all of these areas, if they solve the border crisis, close the border, if they curb Department of Justice abuse of power, if they shut down this new IRS funding for hiring agents and protect civil liberties and this unconditional, endless funding of the war in Ukraine and protect and take care of our troops and veterans here at home, they will have accomplished meaningful results for the American people.

 

Tragically Trump
Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
By 2022 even hard conservatives thought Trump was expendable, his liabilities growing larger than his assets, his future potential deemed less than his past achievements, his don’t tread-on-me pushbacks to the Left overshadowed by his cul-de-sac and gratuitous spats with irrelevancies, and his former remarkable perseverance in the face of historic and unjust attacks overshadowed by his current squabbles. How will Trump's tale conclude?

Let’s Talk About Trump
Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
Trump should not be exiled by the establishment or the commentators just because a lot of the same people who never liked him anyway still want him gone. If he does not run, he should either bow out because he wants to bow out, or he should be tossed out by Republican primary voters at the ballot box. If he gets the GOP nomination, everyone should support him in the general. If you are a Nomination Denier, go subscribe to the Dispatch.

As Usual, I Was Wrong
Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator
Tomorrow, and in weeks to come, when Joe Biden stops propping up the economy by dumping the U.S. oil reserves to keep energy prices down, all heck is going to break loose. I was hoping that a GOP sweep last week would bring sanity back, but there will be no GOP sweep and the Republicans can shrug and say they can’t do anything to stop the onslaught that is about to happen. Suffering is coming. Americans voted for what they’re about to get.

Sen. Cotton: Republicans 'Don't Have a Single Leader'
Susan Jones, CNS News
"[E]veryone already wants to focus on 2024. I just want to remind everyone that we're still in the middle of the 2022 midterm, because we're in overtime in Georgia. And the most important thing we can do is elect Herschel Walker to make sure that we can keep the pressure on Democrats in the Senate not to veer far to the left, as they have over the last two years. That's where I think everyone should remain focused for these next three weeks."

Florida Files SCOTUS Brief Ahead of Oral Arguments over DHS Not Deporting Violent Criminal Aliens
The Center Square (Bethany Blankley), The Star News Network
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed by Texas and Louisiana seeking to halt a Department of Homeland Security policy that limited federal agents from detaining and deporting dangerous criminal aliens and instead is allowing them to remain in the U.S. “Biden’s refusal to enact federal immigration laws passed by Congress is jeopardizing public safety,” Moody said.

Graham Joins Chorus of Republicans Demanding Delay in Senate Leadership Vote
Tom Ozimek, The Epoch Times
Graham said in a post on Twitter on Sunday that the vote, currently scheduled for Nov. 16, should be postponed until after the Georgia Senate race runoff pitting incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) against Republican challenger Herschel Walker. “In light of [the Georgia Senate] runoff, it would be appropriate to delay Senate leadership elections until we know who is in the Senate Republican Conference,” Senator Graham wrote in the post.

 

The 1980s Hangover and the GOP
Julie Kelly, American Greatness
No matter how much Republicans prefer to vote on Election Day, the party must work to change that habit. Stubborn adherence to traditional ways of voting cost Trump the presidency in 2020 and have now prevented Republicans from gaining a mandate-level majority in the House and any chance to take a slim majority in the Senate. If they ever want to win again, Republicans must play by the early and mail-in vote rules they helped create.

5 Reasons Why Republicans Failed in the Elections
Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator
Why did results not meet expectations? 5. Dems Vote on 30 Election Days, Republicans Vote on 1. 4. Hyper-politicized Is the New Normal. 3. Dobbs Animated the Abortion Demographic. 2. The Faustian Bargain on S0-Called ‘Election Denial’. 1. Democrats Made It About Trump, and Trump Cooperated. Acknowledging defeat hurts. But winners, who offer congratulations rather than shout no fair, will find the key to future victories in current defeats.

Senators Bail on McConnell as Red Wave Fizzles
Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax
In a letter obtained by Politico, Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rick Scott, R-Fla., pressed colleagues to sign off on postponing the party's leadership elections, which are for now scheduled for Wednesday morning. These three join several other GOP senators who are calling for the leadership elections to be delayed, including Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo.

Josh Hawley Blasts GOP Leadership for Midterm Showing
Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics
The Missouri populist believes the GOP offered voters plenty in the way of generalized gripes about Democrats and President Biden – but no actionable alternative. Hawley blames that on what he calls “Washington Republicanism,” specifically Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He also thinks it was a bad idea to talk about making changes to Social Security and Medicare. Hawley said he will not vote for McConnell as Republican Senate Leader.