Monthly Archives: August 2020

When are Local and State Governments Illegitimate?

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 28, 2020
  • 5 min read

This article originally appeared at American Thinker.

Watching Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday night, my stomach turned and heart sank. Carlson ran video footage of a couple in Portland being dragged from their pickup truck and beaten. Their sin: their whiteness. The culprits, BLM thugs.

There were no police to intervene. Portland police, like Seattle and Minneapolis police, are practically neutered. Police are hamstrung, defunded, and demoralized in these cities. Many have handed in their notices. National Guard deployments are verboten. Curfews are nonexistence. The human excrement that pummels innocents to within inches of their lives are ghouls prowling the night. They’d come for us, if they could.

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Elections 2020: Pre-GOP Convention, Biden’s Lead Florida Shrinks

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  • Aug. 28, 2020
  • 5 min read

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Florida Polling: In the last ten Florida 2020 polls conducted from the July 17 – August 22 period, former Vice President Joe Biden’s aggregate average lead has dropped to 3.2 percentage points. In the previous ten surveys, conducted from June 8th through July 21st, the Biden lead in Florida averaged just under seven percentage points. Florida is a must-win state for the Trump campaign.

Swing State Polling: Two Democratic polling firms surveyed key presidential swing states over the same time period. While they both see former Vice President Joe Biden leading in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, their margins, at least in two of the states, were leagues apart.

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Elections 2020: Will Trump Win Minnesota? Will the GOP Hold the Senate?

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  • Aug. 22, 2020
  • 3 min read

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Minnesota Polling: We are now seeing curious polling data coming from Minnesota, but with a consistent trend. In late July, former Vice President Joe Biden was enjoying huge polling leads over President Trump. One survey, from Public Policy Polling (7/22-23; 1,218 MN voters) posted Mr. Biden to a ten-point, 52-42%, advantage. Now, however, the Minnesota race is brandishing much different numbers.

Just before the state’s August 11th primary election, Emerson College conducted a statewide survey (8/8-10; 733 MN likely general election voters) and found Mr. Biden’s lead dropping to only two points, 51-49%, in a poll where respondents were pushed to make a choice between the pair of candidates. Now, the Trafalgar Group, the only pollster to correctly predict Wisconsin and Pennsylvania at the end of the 2016 election, finds the two candidates locked in a dead heat. Their most recent survey (8/15-18; 1,141 MN likely voters) sees the two men battling into a 47-47% tie. Since Hillary Clinton only won here in 2016 with a 1.5 percent margin, Minnesota is a state to watch as the presidential campaign hits its full stride.

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Must We Fight Cancel Culture with Cancel Culture?

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 14, 2020
  • 5 min read

This article originally appeared at www.americanthinker.com.

As of August, 2020, we Americans are embroiled in an intensifying cold civil war. Democrats and the left are the aggressors. Cancel culture is a chief weapon. It’s not being employed wholesale – yet – but is being selectively used as a means of instilling fear in the citizenry. Cancel culture, in other words, is a terror weapon.

As morally repugnant as cancel culture is, in war the question is invariably asked: Must we fight fire with fire? Must we cancel the left and its allies to stop their Jacobin terror? It’s a legitimate question.

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Remember TEOTWAWKI? It is here.

Rob Meyne

  • Aug. 14, 2020
  • 5 min read

TEOTWAWKI

Does that acronym ring any bells? I heard it widely when the year 2000 was approaching. There were questions and discussions and conspiracy theories – not entirely without basis – about horrible that might arise when the century/millennium rolled over. As a result of glitches built into computer operating systems (all of which were designed by people with a chip on their shoulders, because no one talked to them in high school), it was not clear what would happen when all the dates rolled from the 1900s to the 2000s.

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Elections 2020: The Must Win Senate Seats for the GOP

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  • Aug. 7, 2020
  • 3 min read

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Iowa: After five consecutive Iowa statewide post-primary surveys found Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield edging Sen. Joni Ernst (R) by 2-3 percentage points, the new Monmouth University poll (7/30-8/3; 401 IA likely voters) shows the incumbent holding the same small lead, 48-45%. The Iowa race is part of the four-state Republican majority firewall that includes Alabama, Maine, and Montana. All four races are must-win GOP contests if the party is to hold their tenuous Senate majority.

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