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I should have written in this piece that I didn't mean to suggest standing by Israel was "the right thing to do." Whether I think it is or not doesn't matter. I was making the point that speaking to the public at a time of crisis was the right thing to do. Just wanted to add that. Also, this is the song at the end (Rolling Stone cover tune by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV54ueDutkE)

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I see no reason to stand with Hamas or hesitate to stand with Israel. Hamas sought hand to hand combat with babies in day care and opportunities to gang rape and murder girls at a peace concert. Hamas killed over 1200 men, women and children, then took over 240 hostages, including some Americans. Then Hamas hid in 300 to 400 miles of tunnels, while providing no bomb shelters at all for their civilian population.

Under the laws of war, attacking military targets is legal, no matter how many civilian shields they're wrapped in. Hamas locates military targets in, near or under schools, hospitals and mosques. Then Hamas "health officials" multiply civilian casualties by 10 and report them to a gullible press. Don't buy into it.

Marxist anti-colonialists claim Jews have no right to the Holy land, as if Jews haven't been there for 3500-4000 years. If indigenous starts in 1948, I'm an indigenous American.

Feminists and LGBTQs for Palestine make no sense at all. Hamas beats feminists and executes LGBTQs.

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“I see no reason to stand with Hamas or hesitate to stand with Israel.”

“Whether America Should Help Israel, and Why Iran Hates the United States.” (11 min)

Megyn Kelly interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 15, 2024

https://youtu.be/CQOf_dSh0bw?si=RK62o9qljRlPpH6w

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Iran doesn't hate the US because of Mosaddegh's overthrow in the 1950's. That's malarky. And the British were major players in the overthrow, because Mosaddegh nationalized British oil holdings in Iran.

Mosadeggegh wasn't such an exemplary advocate of democracy either. At the start of his rule, Mosaddegh introduced a single-clause bill to parliament to grant him emergency "dictatorial decree" powers for six months to pass "any law he felt necessary for obtaining not only financial solvency, but also electoral, judicial, and educational reforms." That law was in force for 6 months. Mosaddegh then asked for an extension in January 1953, successfully pressing Parliament to extend his emergency powers for another 12 months.

Finally, in any brutality contest between the Shah and the Mullahs, the Mullahs come out as the most brutal ever. Their suppression of religious minorities is legendary for its brutality. There's no excuse for daily prayers for "Death to America." I can't even post Death to the Mullahs of Iran on X, because it violates their violence policy.

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We overthrew their duly elected president. You say he deserved it. The Iranians feel we had no right to do that and I agree. We installed the Shah who was worse than the president we overthrew. The Iranians feel we had no right to do that and I agree. The fact that the Mullahs turned out worse than the Shah doesn’t justify our interference in their elections. And how about Iraq? I worked (CNC machinery) for many years with Assyrians from Iraq in Chicago who said our invasion was like a tsunami that destroyed their country. One Assyrian once told me “All of Iraq is ruined.” How awful. As bad as things were under Saddam they were far worse after he was gone.

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At the time of the revolution in 1979 in Iran, many of the Shah’s opponents were leftists, people who had supported Mossadegh. After the Mullahs got control of the regime, they killed or exiled all the leftists very quickly. In fact, in 1953, the American involvement in Mossadegh’s overthrow was to mobilize the Mullahs and their Shiite supporters against Mossadegh. So it is pretty rich that leftists attribute the Mullahs’ anti-Americanism to America’s involvement with their overthrow of Mossadegh.

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They never give up their emergency powers without some sort of force. And if we’re lucky it’s ballot box choice.

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I remember reading years ago, it may have been Dean Atchison's 'Present at the Creation', that the mullahs supported the Shah over Mossaddegh because the Shah was less repressive towards them.

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That whole part of the world is horrible. I was once talking to a woman who said she was Assyrian. I said I worked with a lot of Assyrians from Iraq and asked her if she also was from Iraq. She said she grew up here but her parents were from Iran. I told one of the Assyrians at work about this and said I was surprised there were Assyrians in Iran. He said when the Turks were killing the Armenians they also started killing the Assyrians who are also Christian so the Assyrians fled to wherever they could find safety and some ended up in Iran. I told him his people have a terrible history and he said “Oh yes! Very terrible!” No denying our fallen world is a deadly place full of evil but we also have many beautiful things here so it’s not all bad.

Celtic Woman - The Voice Lyrics. (3 min)

Optimistic Triangle. Jan 2014

https://youtu.be/BxGE65pn2vg?si=5ENiegXU-SiZdq1s

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It's like 'Hamas' is a magic word for you that justifies the Israeli genocide of Palestine. Zionism is a hell of a drug. Listen to people who know better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOdRk7Wptjg

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Everyone has a right to self defense. When Hamas kills 1200 Jews in Israel and takes over 240 hostages, breaking a ceasefire, there can be no excuse for that. It's a war crime. Bombing military targets in Gaza ain't. As a Vietnam Era Vet, I learned the laws of war very well. As a Marxist, you learned to use any means necessary to get what you want, especially including lying. You're full of Schiff.

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Typical Zionist, lying about your genocide by calling it 'self-defense'. You didn't listen to the interview I linked, did you?

There's no reason for you to be so misinformed with all the information available today, and your ignorance is nothing to be proud of.

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Norman Finkelstein? He’s been an insane anti-Israel activist for thirty years. There’s no genocide in Gaza. There are five or six million Palestinians. Killing 20,000 civilians in the middle of a war that Hamas started hardly constitutes genocide. Every one of those who accuse Israel of genocide denies Israel the right to defend its borders. Even after the slaughter of October 7th, Hamas continue to shoot thousands of missile’s at Israel’s civilians. No nation on earth would tolerate that. The US and the USSR probably killed at least 500,000 German civilians during WW2. Was that genocide?

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“in the middle of a war that Hamas started”

“The Israeli-Gaza War Did Not Start on Oct 7.” (15 min)

Glenn Greenwald. Feb 25, 2024

https://youtu.be/wO4hxzidrhc?si=FTGnGq96Tyr5IFep

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Are you saying that Hams didn’t kill 1200 Israelis and take over 240 hostages during a ceasefire? Or are you saying war crimes like that genocide are "justified" by the "occupation?" Either way you're a Hamas hole.

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“Six months into the war in Gaza, everyone seems to be losing.”

“Israel's war in the Gaza Strip has killed more than 33,000 people, most of them women and children, according to the Palestinian enclave’s health ministry. Israel says it has two primary aims: to free the remaining 130 mostly Israeli hostages; and to destroy the Hamas militant group that led the attack on Oct. 7, a goal that critics say is too ambitious or impossible.”

“Meanwhile Israel has become increasingly isolated internationally, with even its closest ally, the United States, demanding that it do more to help protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza, where more than 1 million people are now thought to be on the brink of famine. Israel’s killing of seven aid workers has put that global condemnation into overdrive, with prominent voices in Europe and the U.S. now calling for the suspension of arms sales.”

“There is no victor in this kind of war,” said Yossi Mekelberg, an associate fellow at Chatham House, a London-based think tank. “The situation in Gaza is catastrophic in every sense of the word, and yet Israel is getting more embroiled — in Gaza, but also Iran. Then there’s the hostages: God knows how many of them are still alive. Meanwhile Israel is really pushing itself into becoming a pariah state.”

“Six months into the war in Gaza, everyone seems to be losing.”

Yahoo News. NBCNews. Apr 7, 2024

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/news/six-months-war-gaza-everyone-110022613.html

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You had me at I.

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Of course standing by Israel is the right thing to do. Anyone who doesn't understand that Israel is a proxy for western civilization should pay more attention. Especially people on the right. Please people, get educated.

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Just to be clear, there are far more people on the left who are pro Hamas than people on the right. Marxist anti-colonialists take it as a matter of faith that Arabs are indigenous Palestinians and Israelis are settler colonialists. That's malarkey, but it's what they think. Columbia, Yale and Harvard ain't Trump country. Please try to get in some tenuous touch with reality. All of my Republican friends are very pro Israel. My Democrat Jewish wife watches Fox News for their Israel coverage. You are full of Schiff.

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"Especially people on the right."

You haven't been paying attention.

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“Whether America Should Help Israel, and Why Iran Hates the United States.” (11 min)

Megyn Kelly interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 15, 2024

https://youtu.be/CQOf_dSh0bw?si=RK62o9qljRlPpH6w

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I converted to Judaism and applied for dual citizenship. Thanx.

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Listen to the student protesters themselves, then compare it to M.Johnson's comments - he's on a different planet: https://rumble.com/v4rr03b-interview-columbia-students-on-encampment-and-protest-suppression.html

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Perhaps at some point, when enough Palestinian flags are flying in our country, you will be able to say “standing by Israel is the right thing to do”.

Whether you “think it is or not” actually does matter. Not “standing by Israel” is standing by Hamas/Iran.

I hope, like you did in 2020, you will have an epiphany.

This is just one more thing the left has completely inverted.

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Standing by Israel IS the right thing to do. Palestine NEVER EXISTED until Israel was given nationhood based on their historical rights to that small sliver of land in the ME, and they are the ONLY nation in the ME to share biblical beliefs to LIFE, LIBERTY & GOD GIVEN FREEDOM. "In 2011, Newt Gingrich said “The Palestinians are an invented people.” He was right. So why are they entitled to a state?

In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization was formed to liberate Palestine through armed struggle. But it took years for the notion of a Palestinian people to crystalize. In 1967, they were not recognized as such, nor were they considered a party to the conflict. Security Council Resolution 242 passed after the ’67 war, made no mention of them... ~ https://www.israpundit.org/since-when-did-the-palestinians-become-entitled-to-a-state/

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For the record, if Hamas killed 30,000 Jewish civilians and wounded another 70,000 more, I’d call that genocide. The only reason you don’t call what Israel is doing genocide is because it’s Jews killing Goy. To thine self be true.

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A Jewish-American activist says attacks on Palestinian voices have ‘gone too far.’ (5 Min)

Middle East Eye. Apr 24, 2024

https://youtu.be/__6ryFcR3A0?si=CSQMgd7roHX64vGX

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A counterpoint.

https://www.newsweek.com/message-gazan-campus-protesters-youre-hurting-palestinian-cause-opinion-1894313

Of course, I can't verify the authenticity of this and I can think of at least 4 players who might have an interest in promoting fake news. But it does make the valid point that Hamas is the very worst that the Palestinians have to offer.

One thing that everyone on both sides of the dispute has ignored or missed is that about 1/3 of the aid package for "Israel" (9/26) actually went to Hamas ,er humanitarian aid. I have seen nothing about how this is to be administered but the history of the USG, the UN and the various NGOs in such matters tells me there is no way that the primary beneficiary will be not be Hamas. So we are funding both sides but not our side (the border). When you fund both sides, the point is to keep the war going. I assume that the goal is to tie this war to yet another funding package for Ukraine. Worked like a charm the last time. Or perhaps it may to further the Color War against Israel by the US IC to get a regime more subservient to the US.

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“The only reason you don’t call what Israel is doing genocide is because it’s Jews killing Goy.”

I don’t see it as Jews killing Goy. I see it as Judaism being hijacked by Zionism which believes God gave Israel to the Jewish people 2500 years ago and therefore the land belongs to them and the pesky Palestinians just have to get out. Even many of the protesters here are Jewish and are appalled by what Israel is doing whereas Evangelical Christians like Mike Johnson have no problem with it and very much want to help the Zionists get rid of the Palestinians.

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The answer to your comment lies in the comment itself, at the forth word: "If". "If" you believe Hamas figures for civilian casualties, you can also believe Biden's uncle was eaten alive. And don't let me start talking about those "civilians", another word that should be hyphenated referring to Palestinians. Just ask the (few) rescued hostages.

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I, for one understood the point you were trying to make. Keep it goin’ Sasha👍🏽

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Thank you my dear

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Biden is in the unenviable position of trying to placate two disparate but despicable groups of people out of sheer desperation… Trump SHOULD have taken the opportunity and declared to the anti-Israel protesters: “I DO NOT WANT YOUR VOTE!!!” which would make Biden look AWFUL, which of course… He IS…

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They’re not “anti-Israel protesters.” They’re anti-genocide, anti-Zionism protestors. Believe it or not, the Zionists have destroyed Gaza along with tens of thousands of Palestinians who were blown up, crushed by collapsing buildings or, worst of all, simply buried alive. You consider Palestinians savage animals who need to be destroyed. I don’t. I consider them people trapped in a nightmare orchestrated by Israel which has become sociopathic and demonic.

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The "Zionists" exited Gaza in 2005, forcibly removing those Jews who wanted to stay. "Land for peace" you know.

In gratitude, the Gazan Arabs launched thousands of rockets into Israel over the next couple of years. The Gazans also trashed the economic capital (e.g. commercial greenhouses) the Jews had left behind in hopes that the Gazans would benefit from their use.

The Gazans also took tens (hundreds?) of $billions of aid from Western countries and used it not for economic development but to prepare for their next attempt to annihilate Israel.

Your "orchestration" is all Hamas's doing, and they were voted into power by their fellow Gazans.

Israel would do well to recall what General Curtis LeMay said following World War II: "I'll tell you what war is. You have to kill people. When you've killed enough, they stop fighting."

In short, The "Palestinians," as a group, have ***earned** every bit of lethal misery anyone would choose to inflict upon them.

The choice is between Western civilization and Islamic barbarism.

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Excellent discussion between two of our very best public intellectuals, Glenn Greenwald and John Mearsheimer, about Israel/Gaza, Russia/Ukraine. Near the end (18:50 point) Glenn asks Mearsheimer what he thinks of Netanyahu. Really an excellent interview. I recommend watching these last 7 minutes and then go back to the beginning and watch it all. Very informative. These are two of my favorites that I’ve learned a lot from.

“Interview: John Mearsheimer Dismantles Israel’s Reckless Campaign in Gaza.” (26 min)

Glenn Greenwald. Apr 3, 2024

https://youtu.be/2F3owyErgFs?si=nTQJoPdduSPXlPYE

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I laid out unarguable facts on the ground, and you responded with a video of two talking heads. (Yes, they're familiar talking heads.)

Israel is being reckless? They've gone to enormous lengths to avoid harming the Gazan population, a population that -- for the most part -- deserves no quarter.

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“They've gone to enormous lengths to avoid harming the Gazan population”

Dropping 2,000 pound bombs on densely populated areas does not qualify as going to “enormous lengths to avoid harming the Gazan population.” You obviously consider the Palestinians as savage animals that need to be crushed and swept out of civilized Israel. I don’t. I consider it genocide and evil.

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The protesters MOSTLY have NO IDEA what they’re protesting… They are classic “useful idiots”. Do you know WHY Gaza exists? It was a process of Israel’s efforts to live peaceably with Palestinians, which the Palestinians REFUSE to do, so Israel had to keep increasingly ISOLATE Palestinians who ARE the aggressors…

Look at current Israel: There are Arabs, Christians and even SOME Palestinians who live peacefully within Israel and have all the rights of Israeli citizens…

And if the college protesters were TRULY “anti-genocide”, WHY aren’t they protesting Hamas who STARTED the “genocide” and STATES CLEARLY they want Israel exterminated?

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you DIDN’T mean to suggest supporting Israel was the right thing to do? why not? it IS the right thing to do.

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Justifying genocide by calling it “self defense” is not “the right thing to do.” It’s the sociopathic and demonic thing to do.

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Bastardizing the language is sociopathic and demonic.

There is no definition of the word genocide that fits with what is occurring in Israel, that is all an invention in your brain, sociopathic and demonic.

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Israel has become a global pariah state. That’s the reality of the world we live in no matter how you spin it.

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And yet, about 40% of potential voters think he is doing just fine. A case can be made that they are deluding themselves out of hatred of Trump. But Trump observed that they were really after us and he was just in the way. This is a worse problem because it can't be fixed even if Biden goes away. And the 40% denies reality on a host of other issues as well. The US is no longer a real country.

As for Trump, his biggest problem isn't mean tweets, media bias, lawfare or even election fraud. It's that he has this giant albatross called the Republican Party hanging around his neck. Just last weekend they endorsed Biden's foreign policy, made the surveillance state worse and as a bonus gave him cover on the Tik Tok ban. I don't know how Trump gets rid of these Vichyites. FDR tried a primary purge and it was a complete debacle.

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"40% of potential voters think he is doing just fine.". This is so true, and includes my wife and many friends of mine. They only watch state-run media and thus never see the stuff that Sasha talks about here. Plus, they hate Trump with the passion of a thousand suns. They will never vote for him even if Joe Biden has a stroke and dies.

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Yes Mainstram media IS the problem.

Keep up the good fight with the truth.

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The 40% , their ego, whole sense of self and identity, puts a barrier of cognitive dissonance that prevents them from seeing the truth - same as with the covid shots and hysteria.

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I call them DNA Democrats. It is so deeply embedded that they will never change. Unfortunately, there are also DNA Republicans who cannot see how dysfunction their party has become.

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They used to be called "Yellow Dog Democrats"...someone who would vote for a yellow dog if it had a "D" behind its name.

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Yep. I am old enough to remember though the term has fallen out of use.

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Pairing yellow dog and Democrats is animal abuse.

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Speaking of animal abuse why was Biden's dog in the shower with him.

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The egotistas dominate the contours of the political landscape and drown out the noise of the our shared kabuki.

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Opposite of sycophants. Most of those 30% have their head on their shoulders and are concerned about issues that matter.

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Save your energy, she/he is a troll!

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Those RINO's are doing their part to disillusion the resistance. Fortunately we have MAGA which is outside the Republican party. In fact I am informed that there is a primary in Northern Florida where one of these morons can be put out to pasture, or dropped off in Tate's Hell (look it up, funny story). We need to rid ourselves of these people who do their very best to sow a feeling of hopelessneess. They do it because they are in SAFE R seats. So they know all they need is an R next to their name to get elected. Once elected, they turn into swamp monsters. Time to send this guy to Tate's Hell.

If you need help identifying the problem, look at the last vote allowing warrantless searches on American Citizens (FISA) and Ukraine funding WITHOUT BORDER SECURITY. Every one of those idiots sold us all out.

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Mara Macie running against supposedly invincible Swamp Monster Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL). Time to make a difference.

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Trump also supported Mike Johnson though. Without Trump’s support that could not have happened.

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As I have said before, Trump was worried about Johnson being ousted and flipping the House to the Democrats who would proceed to outlaw Trump. Other than that, the Democrats have de facto control now. Trump, unfortunately, chose to run as a Republican and now he is stuck with the bozos. I understand the practical problems of standing up a new party but had he started on J6, it would have been much easier. Now it is too late. Creates a real dilemma for people like me come November. I do want Trump back in the White House but it gags me to vote for just anyone with an R after their name. Vegas paper asked the R Senate candidates about foreign policy. Guy who is going to win the nomination expressed full-throated support for Israel, which will offend you more than me, but completely weaseled on Ukraine. Btw. he is taking McConnell's money. About half the Republican politicians are crazier than the Democrats.

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In 2008 I told the editor of our local newspaper that supported Ron Paul. He told me that I was wasting my vote. I responded that 500 years ago a man in China began to lay down larges stones. One of his neighbors came along and asked whatever he was doing. He responded that he was building building the Great Wall of China. His neighbor scoffed and declared "That's no Great Wall." Somebody has to go out and lay down that first block of stone, somebody has to be the first man off the landing craft in front of withering machine gun fire. Trump has put himself out there, now we must follow.

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Just vote for MAGA Republicans in primaries. We can’t third party it but we CAN take over, rid ourselves of Establishment shills and remake the Republican Party to an all MAGA party. Just pay attention. It’s getting easier and easier to tell friend from foe and we have learned the R is no guarantee. But believe me, The Grand Old Party is dead. Long live the MAGA Republican Party!

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But what is to be done if GOPe is nominated.

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Don't vote for Trump. Vote against Biden.

And by the way, was your life really that bad in 2016-2020?

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Definitely voting FOR Trump. It's the best way to stop the banana republic stuff and eternal war.

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We are ruled by criminally insane fanatics rapidly destroying us internally and doing whatever they can to follow Israel’s lead to a truly global WW3. Only AI can save our sinking ship. Hope springs eternal as does wishful thinking but there is very good reason to believe AI will be a game changer for humanity.

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I will just leave this here for you.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-homeland-security-names-ai-191605906.html

Not a single good guy in the group. Naturally, no Musk but apparently even

Zuckerberg was not evil enough for them.

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I did see that. I like Elon and this CEO Jensen Huang of Nvidia also seems to be a good person interested in helping humanity rather than being in the globalist ruling class that controls everything.

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Thanks. I will watch Huang.

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We can avoid world war by giving in to the demands of a murderous cult, one which has clearly shown its intentions. A cult that teaches its children to hate non-cult members from a young age. The cult is demanding the return of land it lost after waging a previous bloody war. This will surely lead to lasting peace. - Neville Chamberlain, Munich, 1933.

We wouldn’t need AI to save us if we used our own rational thought to learn from history. Instead, some choose to drink the the same old poison, deceptively packaged with new “Anti-Zionist” labels.

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“Whether America Should Help Israel, and Why Iran Hates the United States.” (11 min)

Megyn Kelly interviews Glenn Greenwald. April 15, 2024

https://youtu.be/CQOf_dSh0bw?si=RK62o9qljRlPpH6w

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What do you mean by “weaseled on Ukraine”? He supported it, or is bailing on it? Personally I don’t think we should be sending any money or weapons there…

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Didn't give a clear answer. I assume that means he will support sending more there.

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We have these critical votes that identify the problems. It is up to us to throw them out.

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The primary strategy failed years ago. Only thing left is boycott and get ready for a really bad couple of years of Democrat control with the hope that the Republicans emerge cleansed and it isn't too late to rebuild.

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We've already had "really bad couple of years of Democrat control." Sure, let's try some more.

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Name your poison.

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I didn't mention it in my original post but Johnson added in a provision to confiscate frozen assets of private Russian citizens and give the money to Ukraine. Very bad precedent that could easily come back to bite US citizens, either via retaliation or worse the USG confiscating the assets of US citizens (401k?). This appears to have been his own initiative without prompting by Trump or even Biden.

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Mike Johnson is an Evangelical Zionist Christian totally committed to Israel. He agreed to whatever the democrats wanted for Ukraine in return for getting what he wanted for Israel. With leaders like this, who needs enemies?

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The zealot nation isn’t who stood before a hostile crowd and said every including Jewish folks have a right to be safe and free and unmolested. Such an evil evil man, right?

Oh wait.

Maybe instead of believing the caricature you actually read and find the truth.

I’m sure he is an evangelical Christian - if that is his worst sin then we are ok.

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He may be many things, but judging by his actions, he's no Christian - Evangelical, Zionist Zealot, or otherwise - despite what he has claimed in the past. Talk is cheap.

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It is not even clear that the Democrats wanted the confiscation of assets. Johnson's ploy was to avoid making Americans pay for Ukraine but Americans will pay in other ways. As near as I can tell the FISA renewal and expansion had nothing to do with either Israel or Ukraine but was on the Deep State wish list. You are correct the evangelicals are the strongest supporters of Israel but remember Johnson cited his religion as the reason for his flip on Ukraine. One wonders what sort of church supports the soulless globalists.

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Both FISA extension and TikTok (soon to be TikTak) control were the Trojan horses of the bill that most non thinkers are not seeing. Thanks MSM.

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The other Trojan horse was the confiscation of assets from private Russian citizens.

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I can see a mental health objection to tik tok but that applies to all social media. The national security thing is just ridiculous. If you follow the money, I bet it leads to US based social media.

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To pass legislation in the House requires 218 yeas. Johnson showed the rebellious bit of his caucus what happens when they grandstand in support of legislation that can't pass the Senate or get a Presidential signature. The loud backbenchers could have done better if they'd participated instead of throwing rotten fruit from the cheap seats. None are in swing districts and all are in danger of being primaried from the right. Most are mediocre fund raisers as well. Now they see they are unneeded for passage.

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It's not that we're not a real country......we are just two countries officially un officially. Our side is just trying to self govern and oppose the tyranny on the colonies by England, I mean Washington

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One of the definitions of a country is that it has a border.

While DC is the seat of the evil that afflicts us, it is not the sum total. It is really a divide between urban areas and the rest. A house divided cannot stand. So the future is a split or one side imposes its vision by force.

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Yes, countries have borders which need to be protected. And don't forget that there are good Americans in urban areas (the leftist mayor of Chicago actually attempted to blame the few people who voted for Trump in the recent primary for Chicago's problems). Never paint with too broad a brush about urban dwellers or it becomes inaccurate.

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True but you are hopelessly outnumbered to the point where the net leftism of the cities controls whole states and ultimately the national government. Any National Divorce is going to have to include population exchanges so that too many people aren't left behind enemy lines on both sides. There are probably more leftists in rural areas (%age) than conservatives in cities. People are free to stay where they want but have to understand that they have no chance of power and perhaps a chance of something worse.

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Well said, great comment.

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So many people on both sides of the aisle need be holocausted that it makes no sense.

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💯

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Biden won’t actually be allowed to participate in a presidential debate. They will have him mutter about participating, but will ultimately find an excuse for him to drop out (“Trump was planning to use the platform to advance his racist agenda!!”)

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There will not be a debate. Obama knows that Joe couldn't survive it, so they'll play like there's going to, but in the end, some excuse will be invented to cancel. Your last sentence is as good as any.

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Trump tried to kill Biden at the last debate! He screeched at Biden to infect him with COVID! Talk about conspiracy theories. And you even found a “timeline” for this.

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My take is that something this ridiculous shows either desperation or insanity (or both).

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If there’s a silver lining in the NYC trial, it’s Trump getting outside everyday morning and afternoon campaigning in NYC. It’s uplifting to see.

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I've been a caregiver to a dementia patient. They're using every drug they can on Joe and, given how far gone he is, the doctors are doing a good job, but he doesn't have much juice left. This election isn't between Trump and Biden, it's between Biden and his shutdown date.

I love the guts behind your writing, Sasha.

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“This election isn't between Trump and Biden“

The election is between Trump and the dem media. Pretty much all our elections are that way now. Kari Lake’s campaign for governor of Arizona certainly was. Katie Hobbs was afraid of Kari and spent her “campaign” hiding from Kari.

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As goes Arizona so goes the nation. Or was I thinking about Carrie nation?

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Without the guts there would be no glory.

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At nearly 78 years old, Trump the person is no longer the point. He has exposed the massive corruption of our governing class, and for that we should be thankful.

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They've published the national debt for years and years as it has grown so it now dwarfs GDP. Where have you been? Living under a rock?

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It's very hard to admit it, but the truth is that the American system of government with its vaunted "checks and balances" has failed. Any system that allows a desiccated husk of a man like Joe Biden to hold power in the dangerous times in which we live can not survive for long. Even if you hate Trump there is absolutely no excuse for propping up a corrupt laughingstock like Joe Biden.

Unfortunately, it is not just the executive branch or the Democrats who have been corrupted. Our legislative branch is no longer functional. They not only no longer write the legislation they pass (a function long ago given over to lobbyists) they now no longer even have time to read the legislation they pass. The concerns of the people -- out of control illegal immigration and inflation caused by runaway spending -- are completely ignored in favor of more money to Ukrainian oligarchs and more authority to spy on Americans.

The judicial branch is just a tool used to persecute political opponents. There is not one person in a hundred who could explain the case against Trump in New York state. The obvious biases of Letitia James, Alvin Bragg and Judge Merchan are just ignored.

I wish all of these problems could be solved by a Trump victory in November but they won't be. Our institutions are so rotten that they are probably beyond saving. I just can't imagine the people who are behind the corruption of our institutions ever being held to account. Can you imagine actual criminal trials for people like John Brennan, Christopher Wray, James Clapper, Hilary Clinton etc. etc. I can't.

Our Constitution is a great document but without honorable men and women who are willing to live by its principles, it is nothing but a piece of paper. That's where we are right now. I don't know what will happen in post-Constitutional America but it won't be pretty.

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John Adams in effect once said what you say in your last paragraph. The Far Left has succeeded, by disingenuous propaganda, in making young Americans no longer believe in the democracy.

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It goes far beyond just the younger Americans.

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Our system of checks and balances is thusly: The checks bounce because the balance is negative.

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Observant and meticulous, as always. Excellent piece.

I wonder if our nation truly understands just how close to societal collapse it is, not to mention economic and political implosion.

The uniparty, I posit, has indirectly revealed themselves many times over the last decade. With that claim, one has to wonder just how much of the political world we see is purely theatre, all for our benefit, and how much is real.

Sometimes, I wonder if the deep state is simply an oligarchic society that has secretly been running America for a century or more, and what we see on CSPAN is just a play, to keep us from grabbing pitchforks and torches.

When I listen to any of them speak, I always think of Nietzsche warning us to observe the observers of the stage... and the Church Fathers reminding us to use discernment in this age of demonic spiritual warfare.

Intriguing times...

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This is real journalism! Loved watching these video clips. I am watching from Australia but I thought to myself "You go girl, you keep doing your thing because it is awesome!"

The fake news is so obviously fake and it is so wonderful to watch a compilation of the video clips that real journalists would present as a truly representative sample of America at this point in time.

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Great piece and I would add: the worst part of this is that one guy is using the full power of the unelected federal bureaucracy to put the opponent in jail costing Trump millions in wealth. Not only that, the same folks have to be lawfaring any republican - including Speaker Johnson - who gets in the way to support Trump(Project65).

The two 'parties' now are the Insulated vs. Accountables.

PS We are a republic not a 'democracy'. It chills my blood when people focus on democracy which in its pure form is ugly at best.

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This comment is directed to scum like David Frum.

Are you really satisfied with yourself? You and your ilk helped elect the most feeble, stupid mental midget ever to run for President, in 2020. You thought it would be better to burn down the system just so a person that showed he was capable would not get re-elected. You, along with the rats circling the swamp in DC find it better to hold your worthless prestige against those who make the country work. I'll quote that woman that was Bill Clinton's UN Ambassador, and is probably your spiritual leader: "There's a special place in Hell for people like you." And it probably already has your name on it.

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The Bushies fell out of favor.

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I used to like Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes and Bill Kristol when they were conservatives (never David Frum and Max Boot, though). Then Trump took up residence in their heads and destroyed their brains. They've never been the same since, and I doubt they even realize it. Nice post as always by Sasha!

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I mis "The Ham" Charles Krauthammer.

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Oh man, so do I !!

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That's because Trump's vulgarian penchant offends their elite intellectual sensibilities. He just doesn't rise to the level of their ideal conservative - a pristine prig full of religiosity and righteousness.

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Follow the money. Trump doesn't hire their friends to staff his campaign.

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Exactly....

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Agree. Jonah is truly a brilliant writer, but he has lost me with his position on Trump.

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Brilliant writers are hired guns. Jonah works for his employer and his family. His stock in trade is that beautiful people like confuse, interpose or substitute brilliant writing for truth. Brilliant writing is entertaining. Truth is boring.

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Yep, 100%...

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Gee, what could Frum, Goldberg, Hayes, Kristol , Boot, and Krauthammer have in common that might lead David to like them so much? It’s not that they’re all neocon Zionist pigs who promote Israel’s current genocide of Palestinians is it? Odd that you didn’t add Weiss and Shapiro while you were naming names. Glad to see you aren’t racist much. For the record, if Hamas killed 30,000 Jewish civilians and wounded another 70,000 more, I’d call that genocide too. The only reason you don’t call what Israel is doing genocide is because it’s Jews killing Goy. To thine self be true.

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Apparently you can't read too well. I said I never liked Boot and Frum, and I don't like the others now either. And if you don't like your "Goy" being killed, then don't invade another country and kill and rape everyone in sight. See, simple! And yes, I do like Bari and Ben--so sue me.

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You are sounding like a true Jew hater more with every post.

You quote Hamas.

Genocide? You know it’s not but repeat it often, along with ilhan Omar and the rest of the squad, Louis Farrakhan, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, etc. You’re in great company.

You and Seva. Seva is also a racist.

You will be the ruin of Sasha’s substack.

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I am not a Jew-hater or antisemite. Maybe it is you who hates Christians and Muslims. I have posted hundreds of positive comments on her Substack and restack nearly all her stuff. That I have a different opinion on this subject isn’t going to ruin her fine work but I can see how it might get me banned. Knowing you are in my corner gives me confidence.

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I probably care about Christians more than you do.

Do you talk about the real genocide that’s happening? Modern day slavery? Christians being slaughtered?

“In places like Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, China, and many more places, Christians are being slaughtered for serving the same Jesus we Christians in America serve. Pastors are being dragged outside of their churches and brutally murdered in front of their congregants. Church buildings are being burned down with the saints trapped inside. In places like Sudan, Nigeria, and Mauritania, Christian (and even some muslim) women and children are being bought and sold for as little as $20.

We can and should not remain silent.

I won’t make this article long. I just want to take this time to lovingly and urgently plead with those who have any kind of platform to make noise about global Christian persecution and the slave trading of Africans. You can share however you feel led to, but I will share some resources below for you to start with..”

https://open.substack.com/pub/jodavimusic/p/my-challenge-to-all-christian-influencers?r=5fsii&utm_medium=ios

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I am onboard with this comment and condemn all these slaughters and genocide. I particularly hate the genocides that my significant tax dollars go to fund.

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This saddens me. And makes me think of an old commercial:

This is your brain. This is your brain on anti-Semitism. Any questions?

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The version I see is “This is your brain on anti-Goyism”. How do you not recognize genocide and a Holocaust? If these were Jews being killed by the tens of thousands, you would use those terms and I would agree with you. I am not an anti-Semite. Zionists are certainly perversely anti-Goy in their actions and killing and wounding over 100,000 proves it. Making homeless and starving 1,000,000 more proves it beyond all doubt. Won’t you join me in condemning this genocide? I was quick to condemn the Hamas terrorist attack here and personally reached out to my Jewish relatives on same.

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I can agree with you that the deaths of innocents are tragedies, no matter their ethnicity or religion. But I cannot agree that Israel is to blame for the tragedy, or that Israel is committing genocide.

The tragedy has been caused by Hamas deciding to commit atrocities that constitute war crimes, taking innocents hostage, and using their own children to shield them from the consequences of their actions. The supposed genocide would end tomorrow with the surrender of these criminals, and the release of any hostages they may have allowed to live. I doubt there are any left alive.

I have no hostility to Palestinians as an ethnic group. I condemn a culture that produces such profound hate that they use their own children for evil. They teach them that killing infidels is the highest value, and celebrate these murderers. They use their own children both to shield themselves, and as a tool to manipulate the sympathy of decent people around the world.

Won’t you join me in calling out the people who have perpetrated such evil, and call for their immediate surrender? I don’t believe that good is served by capitulating to evil rather than challenging it. You said you were quick to condemn Hamas terrorism. Why do you now want to hand them the victory they are seeking?

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I am happy to join you in saying Israel has the right to kill every fucking Hamas terrorist as long as you will join me in saying Israel has zero right to kill innocent Palestinian women, children and men. Killing innocent people is always wrong. Doing it in the tens of thousands is slaughter. This is common sense to me. Making a million people homeless and starving them is happening and is unjust. And no, just because Hamas started it, doesn’t mean you get to kill tens of thousands of civilians. That’s a bs argument made even worse by the fact that Israel helped develop Hamas into what it is today. Let’s stay with facts and see if we can find common ground. Btw. And please answer directly; if 30,000 Israelis were killed, 70,000 wounded, 1,000,000 made homeless; would you not call it genocide or a Holocaust? I keep asking this but you don’t answer directly. For the record, I would call it both because I have as much compassion for Israelis as I do Palestinians. I believe people are equal and that the lives of one group are not less than the lives of any other.

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I agree, people are equal and the lives of one group are not less than the lives of any other.

Instead of directing that observation to me, you should explain it to the people who think that killing women and children is an acceptable form of resistance. The people screaming “Death to Israel” on our university campuses. The people who use children as pawns to spread their poisonous hatred.

These are the people to whom you want to hand both a tactical and moral victory. There was a ceasefire in place on 10/6. We saw how much Hamas respected it. Now we have people all over the world proclaiming themselves pro Palestinian. I’ll pose my own hypothetical question to you. What do you think happens next?

“There will be peace when they love their own children more than they hate Jews.” They have proven that day is far away.

It’s very difficult for me to understand the people who seem to want to spread the poison of radical Islam throughout the world.

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The thought of four more years of this incompetence is really chilling. Who can seriously be supporting this guy? I dislike Biden to the extent that I hope the election will be an epic landslide, a complete rejection of the regime and the havoc they have wreaked on this country over the last three years. Just saying.....

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Abortion is your dream come true? You shouldn’t say the quiet part out loud. The last group to make eugenics and abortion the centerpiece of their program was??? Hint: starts with N, ends with I.

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That was basically elevated turnout, which always helps Demos, in states with hotly contested races. It was not bumper-stickers saying "Celebrate Labor-Pangs Abortion!"

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And mail in ballots sent to dead people.

And polls closed in the dark of night with Trump ahead, but when the sun comes up, a miracle ...several times over

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"Gotcha" is not a very bright thing to say to after presenting a transparently disingenuous distortion of what a fellow humanoid has said.

All polling is dependent on assumptions about turnout. Higher turnout helps Demos. High interest, in certain states, led to higher turnout. Because the polling firms all made the same mistake, 2022 wound up being the only recent election year where the polls were off in favor of Repos, when the error is usually in favor of Demos. (No doubt you fondly remember 2016 ...) If you had been paying attention, you would know that the blunting of the Red Wave was largely limited to a few states with high-profile "toss-up" races.

But hey, if you prefer to cling to abortion as the key, feel free to print up a bunch of bumper-stickers saying "Celebrate Labor-Pangs Abortion!" I will distribute them for you.

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Congratulations on getting picked up by Real Clear Politics

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You'll never convince me Biden won 81 Million votes. It didn't happen. That old fool was installed! That treachery runs deep. Will "they" allow Trump to win or not? All that WEF and UN junk the globalists want to shove down our throats by 2030 is part of the plan, and Trump doesn't play those games. Can "they" wait out a Trump win, or will the 2024 election be just another bad joke.

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They’re gonna have hundreds of thousands of mailin ballots for Biden in swing states that never touched the hands of the alleged voter.

Urban postal carriers are union dues-paying Democrats. They’ll make sure the harvesters get the ballots for neighborhoods that typically have low participation.

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Same day in person voting, or requested absentee with voter ID. And while we're at it, no electronic voting machines.

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LHO is warming up as we speak.

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Joey’s brain is being eaten by cannibals.

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