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JANUARY 6,  2021

AFTERMATH – OVERNIGHT:  Obviously, this is not a day anyone wants to repeat.  However, I'd like to make these points, things I've found in following the day's events, and the news coverage of same:

1)  While President Trump was his vulgar, self-centered self in his speech this morning, he cannot be convincingly accused of wilfully inciting violence.  He did encourage protesters to march to the Capitol, but that is common in Washington demonstrations.  And we now know that pre-made bombs were found at several locations and that some of the rioters brought gear to be used to scale walls around the Capitol.  They were ready for violence.  They didn't need someone to encourage them.

However, Mr. Trump can be properly criticized for responding to the violence too slowly, and ineffectively.  Once violence started, he should have been on national television, as commander-in-chief, making clear his revulsion and pledging quick action to get the Capitol back to normal and prosecuting the violators.

2)  The violence was committed by a small number of the thousands of demonstrators.  The media, to its disgrace, has not made much of an effort to identity exactly who was violent.  That should be their first responsibility.  Indeed, they simply referred to the lawless ones as "Trump supporters."  Some probably were, but many may well have been members of seasoned agitation groups. 

3)  The Washington police and Capitol Police were unprepared and undermanned.  This requires a full investigation.  It was disgraceful. 

4)  Vice President Pence performed superbly.  He was reportedly the executive who ordered the National Guard to be employed, raising serious questions as to whether the president was really in charge today.  Pence behaved as the leader and statesman that he is.  There may well be future political implications for him in the way he conducted himself.  Ditto many other Republican leaders, who were unsparing in their denunciation of the violence and their calls for prosecution.  Compare please with the behavior of Democrats in this last year of constant street violence committed by their constituents.  They were ready with every excuse, every justification, knowing that the leftist press would never hold them to account.

5)  Much of the media today was absolutely disgraceful, as I noted earlier.  The American people saw on display what many despise about journalists.  The double standard was presented in its full ugliness, and it never changed.  

And what's more, and I think this is important, our journalists are becoming out of date.  Watching many of them today was like watching people living in a past generation.  They live in a world created for them by their liberal professors, where America is a terrible place and one is either oppressed or an oppressor.  They have succumbed to one of the greatest curses in journalism, the inability to understand the passage of time.  In their world, a minority youngster must know his place, the place of the victim.  But in the real world of today, more and more minority youngsters are rejecting that role.  They don't want to wear Che Cuevara T-shirts.  They want to wear Brooks Brothers suits.  They don't reject America.  They want to be full participants.  But the world of many journalists is gone with the wind.  Increasingly, Americans will realize that and snap off their TV's. 

January 6, 2021       Permalink

 

GEORGIA – AT 2:35 P.M. ET:   

WELL, THAT'S HOW I BEGAN THE POST I WAS GOING TO PUT UP THREE HOURS AGO.  THEN I TURNED ON THE TV.

I don't have to tell you what's been happening in Washington.  A large group of presumed Trump supporters – although I wonder about the actual identity of some of those dudes – broke into the US Capitol and held a private riot.

It is completely unacceptable.  There are no excuses.  Leading Republicans have thoroughly denounced this obscenity.  While the president is being blamed by the usual suspects for provoking the rioters in a speech earlier today, he did nothing of the kind.  The fools did this themselves.  And what they did must not be tolerated.

But here's the rub:  The behavior of the press has been more than obnoxious.  I've never seen such pompous, self-righteous reporting.  The Trump haters are having their day.  I've tried to monitor all the major sources, and they're basically the same.   Why, did you ever believe this could happen in this great nation?  We cry out for law and order.  There has never been anything like this in the whole history of the world!  Maybe the Universe! 

In fact, we've just had a year of violence that has torn apart many of our cities, destroying businesses that often had been built up by minority citizens.  We've seen statues ripped down, windows shattered, police assaulted, and crime rates skyrocket.  And many of these same reporters, those who today wept for America, did everything they could to "understand" the "mostly peaceful protesters."  One could almost get sick over their hypocrisy.  Indeed, I didn't hear a single reporter today refer to the violence of 2020. 

Question:  What happens the next time there's a riot in a big city?  What will these same frauds say, and report?  What happens when the next crime figures are issued, showing that Democrat-run cities are turning into killing fields...with blacks the majority of the victims?  Will the journalistic corruptionists blame "the legacy of Donald Trump"?  No doubt some will.  It's hard to escape the party line.

The irony is that the press may come out of today as the big loser, especially if reporters report future violence in their usual, leftist manner.  More mature journalists, and there are some left, will know that the public will instinctively compare what they say about some future violence with what they're saying today, when they can blame the right.  The public is smarter than journalists thinks, and has a long memory. 

Oh, by the way, Fox has now called Jon Ossoff as the winner in the second of the Senate runoffs in Georgia.  The first was called last night for Democrat Raphael Warnock.  It is a clean sweep for radical Democrats in a moderate state.  More about that later.

January 6,  2021     Permalink

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 5,  2021

GEORGIA OVERNIGHT:  The vote count is stuck at 99%, with Warnock leading Loeffler by a point or so, and Perdue about 1,200 votes ahead of Ossoff.  Many of the commentators are acting as if the Dems have already won both seats.  We'll see.

We're watching a familiar pattern.  At the end of the night there's a dump of ballots from Dem areas, with the announcement that other ballots from a big city are still to be counted.  As Deroy Murdock said on Fox, when someone in a big city, where machines are used, tells you there are "uncounted" votes seven hours after the polls closed, you'd better look with both eyes.

I can't deny my suspicions.  Be back tomorrow.

BULLETIN – AT 11:21 P.M. ET:  And it is not a good one.  After several hours with Republicans holding a slight lead in both Georgia Senate races, the situation has changed dramatically.  With 95% of the vote counted, the Republican lead is gone.  The Ossoff/Purdue race is tied, and extreme radical Democrat Raphael Warnock is now holding a slight lead over Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler.  The general belief is, and it could be wrong, that most of the outstanding votes are Democratic.  Some, of course, may be Republican, especially military ballots, which are yet to be counted. Conditions don't look good for us, but the counting isn't finished. 

January 5,  2021     Permalink

 

9:40 P.M. ET:  As predicted, the two Georgia Senate races, at this hour, are extremely close.  Each of the races is separated by about a point, although that shifts from minute to minute.  Close to 76 percent of the vote is in.  The keys to the outcome of the races is where the remaining votes will come from, and the turnout in each of those areas.

The larger chunk of the remaining votes appear to be from Republican precincts.  Karl Rove is estimating that most or all of the GOP areas counted thus far have shown a Republican turnout larger than in the November election.  However, and it's a big however, there are still outstanding votes in Fulton County, which contains Atlanta, and which is heavily Democratic and African-American.  We don't know when those votes will be tabulated. 

It is common, in big-city politics, for some votes to be "held back" in close elections, usually by Democrats.  "Held back" means that they are not counted until all the other votes elsewhere are counted, or they are counted, with results not released to the public until all other votes are counted.  This gives the opportunity for manipulation of the numbers.  I do not charge that this is happening tonight, but I'd watch those last votes from Fulton County very carefully.

January 5,  2021     Permalink

 

Everything is Georgia today.  We are awaiting results and analysis.  It is too early at this point to know which side has reason to smile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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