Category Archives: J Robert Smith

Considering a National Divorce

J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 15, 2021
  • 2-min read

This past week at American Thinker, both William Sullivan (another longtime regular contributor) and I addressed the idea of a national divorce; meaning, red and blue America separating. Sullivan’s article can be found here. Mine is here.

The differences between left and right in America are stark and, regrettably, growing starker. Some conservatives have floated the idea that a national divorce might be achieved civilly, if not amicably. In my American Thinker analysis, I argued that a civil separation isn’t likely to occur because of the nature and worldview of the American left. The American left isn’t led by the equivalent of Swedish social democrats who merely want to expand the welfare state and who are agreeable to living and let live … and who may gladly part company amicably if that was best for all concerned.

I argue that the left has no intention of dissolving the U.S. peaceful and fairly. That runs contrary to their explicit aims. Here’s the nub of the matter from my piece:

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Fascism at the Tip of a Needle

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 11, 2021
  • 2-min read

When Joe Biden and liars generally say, “This isn’t about (fill in the blank),” it’s invariably about the very thing they claim it isn’t about. Case in point, Biden’s assertion that his dictum mandating vaccinations for federal workers, federal contractors, and private enterprises with a hundred or more employees “is not about freedom and personal choice.”

We need to thank our marionette president for flagging the truth with his disclaimer. Forcing vaccinations on an estimated 80 million citizens through executive fiat is very much about robbing them of their ability to decide what’s best for their health. Doing so by compelling larger businesses to make employees vaccinate (or lose their jobs) is, well, the stuff of creeping fascism, which Ronald Reagan famously warned would come in the guise of liberalism if it came to the U.S.

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On 9/11, Vote No
Confidence In Joe Biden

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 10, 2021
  • 1-min read

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 falls tomorrow. Joe Biden’s abject surrender in Afghanistan led to the deaths of U.S. soldiers and a lot of innocents. Biden needs to be held strictly accountable for his abominable leadership (if you care to call it that).

Here are excerpts from my latest at American Thinker:

On Thursday, August 26, Joe Biden made a contribution to the terror war… against us. On that infamous day, a suicide bomber attacked the Kabul airport, killing 13 U.S. soldiers and at least 170 Afghanis. How many of the dead Afghanis were American citizens is unreported. The deaths didn’t have to happen. Joe Biden made them happen.

Subsequent to the terror attack, in a televised address, Biden brazenly declared what an “extraordinary success” his cut-and-run was from Afghanistan. Only in the morally upside-down world of progressives and jaded D.C. players can ignominy, disaster, and deaths of innocents be the stuff of a victory lap.

(You can read the full article here.)

The men and women (among them first responders) who died on 9/11 and America’s fighting men and women who’ve since surrendered their lives to defeat the Islamic terrorist menace deserve far better from a president. These braves souls didn’t die in vain. They and we the living deserve far, far better from a commander-in-chief than the cut-and-run that Biden gave us in Afghanistan. God bless America.

Biden’s Unspoken Aim:
Demoralize Americans

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 2, 2021
  • 1-min read

If you haven’t had a chance to catch my latest article at American Thinker, the link is below. Here are excerpts:

If you take the time to piece together the puzzle, you begin to see a very disturbing picture. In seven short months, the Biden administration hasn’t only, via policy and executive decisions, precipitated a dire crisis on the U.S. southern border and an unforced debacle in Afghanistan — the latter with dark strategic implications vis-à-vis the PRC, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, along with an anticipated resurgence in terrorism but appears to seek to break the American spirit.

The picture emerging strongly suggests that demoralizing Americans isn’t merely a consequence of bad policies, poor decision-making, and incompetence.

We know this: control requires submission. Saul Alinsky summed up the argument for demoralization to achieve control: “Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.”

And this:

Which brings us back to a people’s submission. That’s indeed a goal of the elites who underwrite the Democratic Party, the left that provides votes and muscle, and the establishment players who profit from it. It’s easier to conquer the downtrodden.

Whether or not this sinister Biden-fronted coalition succeeds is in our hands — the hands of tens of millions of patriotic Americans. Our spirits can only break if we allow it. Unbroken, we can — we must — defeat this gathering tyranny.

My latest at American Thinker can be found here.

Three-and-a-Half more Years
Of Biden-Harris & “The Big Fail”

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 23, 2021
  • 1-min read

The catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan is simply the latest Big Fail by the Biden administration. The other Big Fail, still very much underway, is the dissolution of the southern border. Two million illegals are expected to invade the nation this year alone, bringing among them hardened criminals, terrorists, and Covid. But no matter, petty tyrant Democrats want to force us to mask up again and force us to vax up to “stop the spread.” Is anything more grimly laughable than that?

Inflation continues to climb, taking bigger bites from paychecks. Biden’s binge spending, with an able assist from Mitch McConnell and 18 other establishment Republicans, promises to stoke inflation even more.

And this is happening in just seven months of a four-year Biden-Harris term. If you don’t think things can get any worse, they will. Greater crises are in the offing. Democrats have repudiated Trump’s very sensible, very successful policies, foreign and domestic, and now through the next 3.5 years there will be hell to pay. Bad decisions will have terrible consequences. So, buckle up your seatbelts. The ride is going to get awfully rough.

In case you missed it, here’s my latest at American Thinker, which is aptly titled: “Three and a Half more Years of Biden-Harris.” The link is here. Thanks for reading!

Afghanistan Falling: Biden’s Ignominious Retreat


J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 14, 2021
  • 3-min read

As this is being written, Afghanistan is on the brink of falling to the Taliban. Recall that we went to Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 to root out Al Qadi. We ended up staying for 20 years. We stayed to nation-build … to transform Afghanistan into a peaceful, Western-oriented nation (more like a collection of tribes). Now, the U.S. is on the brink of failing spectacularly.

It’s important to note that I soured on the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan about the time Donald Trump decided to seek the presidency. Millions of Americans had come to that conclusion before I did. They were right much sooner.


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Our Liberty versus their Tyranny: Two Articles Worth Reading

Don’t surrender your freedom to “experts” and politicians

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 10, 2021
  • 4 min read

This afternoon, I’m recommending two articles for you to read.

One is by Daniel Horowitz at The Blaze. (Horowitz: No, this is not an epidemic of the unvaccinated)

It’s a deeper dive into COVID vaccinations possible impact on individual and public health. Horowitz’s analysis is thoughtful and strongly sourced, as always.


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Why Democrats are really
trying to Dump Cuomo

What does justice have to do with this?

J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 5, 2021
  • 2 min read

If you think that moral outrage is the reason Democrats are pushing to oust Andrew Cuomo as New York governor, think again. Right. Sexual harassment is bad. Cuomo should be held strictly accountable if the allegations are substantiated.

But if Democrats were truly serious about sexual harassment charges against Cuomo, then they should have been excised by the sexual assault allegation lodged by Tara Reade, the one-time aide to Senator Joe Biden. Reade’s allegation is detailed and graphic.

Yet, Reade has been blown off by the Democrat establishment and corporate media. If sexual harassment or assault matter to Democrats – and if the woman is supposed to be believed, per the left’s trope – then why is Joe Biden in the White House?


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We’ve Ditched Twitter – and Glad to have Done It

By J Robert Smith

  • Jun 13
  • 2 min read

Looking at the Flyover page, you may have noticed that there are headers for Twitter threads for Rob and myself. The feeds are gone. We both quit Twitter. Good riddance.

In my case, I ended my account when oddball Jack Dorsey cancelled President Trump’s account. That was the last straw. Prior to that, beginning in July 2020, my 15,500 thousand-strong account was deboosted by Twitter. I wasn’t being singled out, though.

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Will the Pentagon’s “UAP” Report Shake our World?

By J Robert Smith

  • May 25, 2021
  • 5 min read

Sometime in late June or early July, the Pentagon is mandated to release a report on the astonishing subject of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP),” which is the latest terminology for UFOs – “Unidentified Flying Objects.” The report is expected to be a compendium of declassified information on the topic. Will the report prove a bombshell or a bust? That all depends on how forthcoming Uncle Sam is. In a critical sense, the Pentagon, via recent declarations, has already dropped a bombshell. It acknowledges that UAPs are the real deal. Does a bigger bombshell await?


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