Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Politics

A Bloomberg-Clinton Combo Could Secure a Brokered DNC Convention in July

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, February 17, 2020:

Michael Bloomberg needs a strong showing on March 3, Super Tuesday, and to avoid making a fool of himself during the March 15th debate in Phoenix, in order to accomplish his objective: naming the candidate with the best chance of unseating the president in November at the Democrat National Convention in Milwaukee in July.

He doesn’t want the nomination for himself. He wants to name the person with the best chance of unseating the president in the general election in November. To do that he must keep any of the present candidates from securing the nomination on the first ballot.

If that means naming Hillary Clinton as his vice-presidential running mate, with all of her accumulated baggage, so be it.

He is testing that concept through a trial balloon his campaign launched over the weekend. His campaign leaked details of a strategy designed to test the market for Hillary Clinton as his running mate to Matt Drudge on Saturday. Drudge, the founder of his news aggregate website (with millions of visitors), tweeted: “Sources close to Bloomberg campaign told DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force.”

Naturally both parties denied the rumor. Bloomberg’s campaign director Jason Schechter said

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Bloomberg Floats Trial Balloon: Hillary as His VP Pick

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, February 16, 2020: 

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign leaked details of a strategy designed to test the market for Hillary Clinton as his running mate to Matt Drudge on Saturday. Drudge, the founder of his news aggregate website (with millions of visitors), tweeted: “Sources close to Bloomberg campaign told DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force.”

Naturally both parties denied the rumor. Bloomberg’s campaign director, Jason Schechter, said, “We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation.” And when Clinton was asked about it on Ellen DeGeneres’ The Ellen Show, she dissembled: “Well, that’s not going to happen, but no, probably no.” However, to add clarity where none was needed, she said in the same interview, “As I say, never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you I’m under enormous pressure from many, many people to think about it.”

Drudge added that his “source” said Bloomberg was prepared to

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Democrats Seize the Opportunity to Investigate Trump Again

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, February 14, 2020:

It was barely a week since the president was exonerated by the Senate when the Democrats found another reason to investigate him: “political interference” in the pending sentencing of Roger Stone.

During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Roger Stone created “back-channel” communications with WikiLeaks in order to learn more about the stolen emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. When the Mueller investigation uncovered Stone’s efforts, it turned its focus on him. In November, Stone was convicted on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to the investigators.

He is due to be sentenced next week.

The Department of Justice prosecutors had recommended that Stone be sent up for seven to nine years for his crimes. Stone’s defense attorneys argued that the guideline for first-time offenders is 15 to 21 months.

When the president learned of the outrageous demand by the prosecutors, he tweeted late Monday night: “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”

The next day,

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Justice Department Charges Huawei With Racketeering in New Indictment

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, February 14, 2020: 

The U.S. Department of Justice released an expanded indictment of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday, claiming that the world’s largest technology company is acting like the Mafia in its operations: lying, cheating, and stealing in its efforts to destroy its enemies and dominate the globe.

The indictment supersedes two previous indictments issued last year and expands the charges to include a conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The indictment also adds a charge of conspiracy to steal trade secrets through the company’s “long running practice of using fraud and deception to misappropriate [steal] sophisticated technology from U.S. [competitors],” said the department in its press release. Added the release:

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Democrat Party’s Brokered Convention in July to Be the First One Since 1952

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, February 12, 2020:

The Democrat Party’s convention scheduled for July 13-16 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is increasingly likely to be the first brokered convention since 1952. That’s when Adlai Stevenson was nominated on the convention’s third ballot to face Dwight Eisenhower.

This is just as Michael Bloomberg and his political advisory brain trust have planned. By spending “bags and bags” of money, Bloomberg has been able not only to move the needle in his favor in national political polls, he has been able to damage – probably fatally – any chance that Joe Biden might have had to run away with the convention on the first ballot.

The latest poll from Quinnipiac University released on Monday shows that it’s working. Just before the Iowa caucuses, Biden was in the lead with 26 percent of those polled supporting him for the Democrat Party’s nomination for president. Bloomberg’s support was at eight percent.

But Monday’s results show

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Democrats Call for Investigation Into Trump’s Alleged Interference in Roger Stone Sentencing

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, February 13, 2020:

With time on their hands now that the faux Trump investigation has fizzled. House Democrats now have an opportunity to open a new investigation into the president’s alleged misbehaviors.

During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Roger Stone created “back-channel” communications with WikiLeaks in order to learn more about the stolen e-mails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. When the Mueller investigation uncovered Stone’s efforts, it turned its focus on him. In November Stone was convicted on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to the investigators.

He is due to be sentenced next week.

The Department of Justice prosecutors had recommended that Stone be imprisoned for seven to nine years for his crimes. Stone’s defense attorneys argued that the guideline for first-time offenders is 15 to 21 months.

When the president learned of the matter, he tweeted late Monday night:

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Virginia House Passes Bill Banning Possession of AR-15 Style Semi-automatic Rifles

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 12, 2020:

In a rush to beat a Tuesday deadline, the Virginia House Democrats passed a bill banning possession of “assault”-style weapons by innocent Virginians, including the popular AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.

The bill also makes it a felony (punishable by up to five years in jail) to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport “large capacity magazines, silencers, and trigger activators [bump stocks].” In addition, the bill also forbids any formerly law-abiding Virginian from carrying a shotgun with a “magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition.”

It further infringes on rights of Virginians by requiring formerly law-abiding citizens owning the soon-to-be outlawed firearms to obtain a permit to possess them “in accordance with procedures established in the bill.”

The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where passage is expected.

Democrats used the mass shooting that took place in Virginia Beach in May 2019 as cover for their egregious infringements of the Second Amendment. Missing from any of the arguments supporting the bill was

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Biden Loses While Bloomberg Gains. Brokered Convention Ahead?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, February 11, 2020: 

The latest poll from Quinnipiac University released on Monday shows that Michael Bloomberg’s strategy is working. Just before the Iowa caucuses, Biden was in the lead, with 26 percent of those polled supporting him for the Democrat Party’s nomination for president. Bloomberg’s support was at eight percent.

But Monday’s results show Biden fading to 17 percent, while Bloomberg clocked in just behind, at 15 percent. In other words, Biden lost nine percent while Bloomberg gained seven percent.

In another poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire for CNN, puts Biden even further behind the front runners, at just 11 percent.

FiveThirtyEight’s latest polls confirm Biden’s slide into oblivion. As of February 10,

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Is Bernie Sanders a Communist?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, February 10, 2020: 

Is Bernie Sanders a communist? The president thinks so. At a rally in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday night, Donald Trump railed against Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, calling him a “socialist-slash-communist” and saying that his tax plan would “take everything.”

On Fox News Sunday Sanders had a chance to respond: “Obviously, I am not a communist. I presume the president knows the difference. Maybe he doesn’t.”

As French enlightenment philosopher Voltaire said, “If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.” Confucius warned of the danger: “When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty.”

In his monumental Overview of America, John F. McManus defined the terms “fascism,” “Nazism,” “socialism,” and “communism.” He said they are all forms of total government, ranging from the least obvious, fascism, to the most obvious and blatant, communism. Fascism allows individuals to believe they are still free to run their businesses while operating under rules and regulations that tell them under what conditions they may operate — hiring, firing, advertising, selling, pricing, and so forth.

Nazism is more obvious:

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New Hampshire Democrat Debate: It’s Over for Uncle Joe

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, February 8, 2020: 

For former Vice President Joe Biden it was over even before it got started. At the beginning of the contest at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Friday night, Biden was asked by moderator George Stephanopoulos of ABC News what Iowa voters “missed” by giving him, the former front runner, a fourth place finish behind Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Biden responded, “They didn’t miss anything…. I took a hit in Iowa and I’ll probably take a hit here.”

And then he added that the race isn’t over: “But no matter what, I’m still in this.”

He’s in it until his funding stops.

Biden needed a miracle in Manchester to keep his chances alive.

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Serious Sorting to Take Place Tonight in New Hampshire Democrat Debate

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, February 7, 2020: 

Unless former Vice President Joe Biden pulls off a miracle, there will be only three serious candidates left vying for the Democrat Party’s nomination to face the president after tonight’s debate. One of them won’t even be on the stage tonight at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

Of the seven debate participants — Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, and Amy Klobuchar — two are serious contenders. The third — Michael Bloomberg — will be eyeing the expected brawl from the sidelines.

Buttigieg has declared himself the victor in Iowa’s botched results while Sanders is so close behind that the media are calling them the “twinners” in that contest.

According to the New York Times the “steel bar” rule is this:

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Trump’s Apologies During Victory Celebrations Largely Ignored

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, February 7, 2020: 

During his victory celebrations following the Senate’s vote to acquit him of wrongdoing, President Donald Trump apologized: first for his own shortcomings, second to the American people, and finally, to his family. These apologies revealed a side of the president the mainstream media rarely presents.

Near the end of his remarks at Thursday’s Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton, Trump said, “I’m sorry. I apologize. I’m trying to learn. It’s not easy. When they impeach you for nothing and then you’re supposed to like them, it’s not easy, folks. I do my best.”

This is where the president presently is on his journey of faith. He is referring to Jesus’ demand in His Sermon on the Mount, recorded in Matthew, Chapter 5, where the Savior said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Jesus didn’t say it would be easy, just that it should be done.

Later that same day,

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Unions See PRO Act as Their Last Opportunity to Save Themselves from Extinction

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, February 7, 2020: 

In 1945, 35 percent of U.S. workers belonged to a union. Today, less than eight percent do. In order to keep from becoming totally extinct, unions are pushing the House to pass what the National Retail Federation (NRF) calls “the worst bill in Congress.” It’s a “compilation of dozens of extreme labor policy proposals from the past several years lumped into one disastrous bill,” according to Lizzy Simmons, NRF’s Vice President.

Not only does the bill – H.R. 2472, “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” or PRO Act – have the support of Democrat presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden, it has 218 co-sponsors in the House. Which means that the bill, expected to be voted on within days, will easily pass over Republican resistance.

The bill threatens all of the gains the president crowed about during his State of the Union message on Tuesday, including wage growth among the lower-paid workers and a thriving economy pushing unemployment down to levels not seen in 50 years.

This summary includes the most egregious of the 30 provisions of the bill:

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Romney Expected Blowback and He Got It

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, February 6, 2020: 

When Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney decided to vote to convict the president for the abuse of power he knew he’d get blowback.

“I know there’s going to be a lot of blowback from leaders in my party here [in Washington],” he said. “I presume I’ll receive the same reaction from leaders in my party in Utah. Of course, the animosity that might be leveled from people in the street is going to be real as well.”

What he likely didn’t know was just how strong and pervasive that blowback would be. Donald Trump, Jr. led off with his tweet: “Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now.”

Fellow Utah Senator Mike Lee said he was “very disappointed” over Romney’s decision to be the only Republican to vote for conviction, adding that “I strongly disagree with his decision on this. In the heat of this particular decision it’s hard for me to see anything but that disagreement.”

Representative Chris Stewart (R-Utah), a member of the House Intelligence Committee that heard all of the impeachment witnesses, said he has “great respect” for Romney but that on this issue he was wrong. “I sat through hundreds of hours of hearings, listened to dozens of witnesses, and have reviewed thousands of pages of documents,” he said. “There’s no way this president deserves a vote of conviction. I think Senator Romney has reached the wrong conclusion.”

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) agreed with Stewart:

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ADP Says 291,000 New Jobs in January; It’s More Like 336,000

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 5, 2020: 

The jobs report from ADP on Wednesday understated job growth in January. Based on its own payrolls, the growth of private employment in the United States wasn’t 291,000. It was actually 336,100 when new jobs created by franchises were included.

The new jobs appeared in every sector of the economy, from small businesses to large and from goods-producing to service-providing. Small businesses added 94,000 new jobs; medium sized companies added 128,000 while large companies (500 employees and up) added 69,000. Those running franchise operations hired 45,100 new people in January.

Construction and manufacturing added 55,000 jobs, while professional and business services hired 49,000. Education added 70,000, while the leisure and hospitality sector brought on 96,000 new people.

The president didn’t need this information Tuesday night. He already had more than enough to fill his State of the Union speech before Congress. He took credit for

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How Will Virginia Enforce Its New Unconstitutional Gun Laws?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, February 5, 2020: 

Now that the newly compliant Democrat-controlled legislature in Richmond, Virginia has passed most of Democrat Governor Ralph Northam’s gun controls, he faces the next challenge: how to enforce them.

He says he’s up to the challenge.

Following the Democrat Party’s takeover of both houses in Virginia last November, the party gained control of both the legislature and the governor’s mansion for the first time in a generation. Gun owners awakened, saw what was coming and pressured nearly all of the state’s counties and many of its cities to pass “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions. These were passed to protest the coming abrogation of their rights by politicians in Richmond, the state’s capitol.

The governor’s spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky, referring specifically to one of those bills (making it a felony for a gun owner to “recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm” in a way that endangers a minor) said “This bill will keep children safe from loaded, unsecured firearms.” She added that this “is something that everyone … should support.”

But what if they don’t? Will those resolutions keep Governor Ralph Northam from enforcing them anyway?

When he was asked, Northam said they will be enforced, and any law enforcement officer, including county sheriffs, who doesn’t will face “consequences”:

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For Bloomberg, Iowa Was a Win

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, February 5, 2020: 

The New York Times unwittingly confirmed Mike Bloomberg’s strategy for beating Donald Trump in November: “Encouraged by the murky outcome [in Iowa on Tuesday] Mr. Bloomberg authorized his campaign team to double his spending on television commercials in every market … and expand his campaign’s field staff to more than two thousand people.”

What is Bloomberg’s strategy? By focusing on Super Tuesday in March, when 14 states will be holding their caucuses, Bloomberg has taken on the role of a Siamese fighting fish — letting the other contestants exhaust themselves in the present contest — so he can replace the exhausted winner with someone he thinks really has a chance of beating Trump in November. Said the Times: “Mr. Bloomberg’s advisers believed that [this] strategy would only have a chance of working if another moderate candidate — most likely former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — failed to emerge from February with a decisive upper hand in the race.”

And fail he did. In Iowa Biden finished fourth, behind Buttigieg, Sanders, and Warren, and barely beating out Klobuchar.

Patricia Murphy, columnist for The Daily Beast online, summarized Bloomberg’s strategy:

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How Will Virginia’s New Gun-control Laws Be Enforced?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, February 4, 2020: 

Following the Democrat Party’s takeover of both houses in Virginia last November, the party gained control of both the Legislature and the Governor’s Mansion for the first time in a generation. Gun owners awakened, saw what was coming, and pressured nearly all of the state’s counties and many of its cities to pass “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions. These were passed to protest the coming abrogation of their rights by politicians in Richmond, the state’s capitol.

When speaking about a bill that would make it a felony for a gun owner to “recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm” in a way that endangers a minor, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky said, “This bill will keep children safe from loaded, unsecured firearms.” She added that the bill “is something that everyone … should support.”

But what if everyone doesn’t support the bill, or any of the new gun-control legislation? Will those Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions keep Governor Northam from enforcing them anyway?

When he was asked, Northam said the new gun-control measures will be enforced, and any law-enforcement officer, including county sheriffs, who doesn’t enforce them will face “consequences”:

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Latest Gallup Poll Gives Trump More Ammo for SOTU Speech

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, February 3, 2020: 

The latest Gallup poll, conducted the first two weeks of the New Year, provides President Trump with even more ammunition for his State of the Union speech scheduled for Tuesday night.

The poll found that public satisfaction with the economy, security from terrorism, the strength of the country’s military, and the state of race relations all rose by double digits from three years ago.

The average satisfaction for all 27 issues tracked by Gallup is the highest seen by the pollster since 2005. In general, said Gallup, Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country.

These results echo similar polling done by Rasmussen, USA Today/Suffolk University, Fidelity Investments, and the University of Michigan.

Back in October,

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China’s Declining Birth Rate Threatens Its Globalist Plan

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, February 3, 2020: 

The number of babies born in China in 2019 was the lowest since 1961, during the forced implementation of Mao Tse-tung’s “Great Leap Forward.” That effort to turn China’s agrarian society into a purely communist one not only cost the lives of an estimated 45 million people through starvation but dropped the number of births to less than 12 million in a year.

Afterward, policies were implemented by Mao’s followers to rein in China’s population growth, which soared following that greatest famine in all of human history. Chinese officials implemented a “two child policy” in 1969, but changed it 10 years later to “one child” per family, with some exceptions.

That policy worked so well that Chinese officials celebrated the news that 400 million births were prevented. Actual births prevented, including the families not created, approached a billion, according to more reliable outside sources.

It set in motion what Yuanj Xin, a demographer at Nankai University, told Financial Times is “an irreversible trend.”

The trend became obvious in 2017,

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