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Two Reasons Why the Red Wave Wasn’t… and What Republicans can do about It

There’s more than a couple of reasons why the expected Red Wave didn’t happen. Here, we’re referring specifically to congressional elections. But there are two reasons that aren’t very sexy but most definitely blunted Republican gains. One is early voting and mail-in balloting.

The second, which pertains to U.S. House contests, is redistricting. Republicans actually won about 6 million more votes in House elections in 2022 than did Democrats. The trouble was that district lines were drawn in such ways that diluted GOP strengths.

Redistricting is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. It isn’t a sexy topic. In fact, it’s sort of wonky, but in redrawing U.S. House district lines in 2021, Republicans were either out maneuvered by Democrats or victims of “redistricting commissions.” That depends on how states decide the every ten years reapportionment of House seats. Democrats were definitely aggressive in New York and New Mexico, drawing lines that lopsidedly favored them. Surprisingly, the New York Supreme Court struck down the Democrats’ grossly gerrymandered map, replacing it with a map that actually allowed Republicans to gain seats. No such thing happened in New Mexico, where Democrats drew lines that cost the GOP the one seat it held.

We can add that the U.S. Census, which was conducted in 2020, undercounted population gains in some red states, while overcounting population in some blue states. That’s more than a little suspicious.

There’s no point into getting deep into the weeds about redistricting. The next round of redistricting happens in 2030, though the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Civil Rights case about Alabama’s lines being racially discriminatory in early 2023. Nonetheless, the cake is baked.

Mail-in balloting is another matter. Frankly, the GOP strategy of urging its voters to vote on Election Day and eschew voting early or by mail, fell short. Democrats began their early vote and mail-in balloting drives from the get-go. While Republicans can and should seek reforms that limit early voting and mail-in balloting, in too many states it’s here to stay. Achieving outright repeals may happen in the reddest of red states, but it won’t happen in all red states, purple states, and, of course, blue states, where Democrats greatly benefit.

Red states Florida and Texas, notably, implemented sensible, enforceable limits on mail-in balloting and early voting. Was their fraud in those states? No doubt – as there is fraud in every state in every election since the Republic was founded. But did fraud in those two states impact outcomes? No, because strict enforcement minimized fraudulent impact.

The same was the case in purplish Georgia, where even moderate election reforms and beefed up enforcement kept fraud from becoming the issue it was in 2020.

In Arizona, was there fraud enough to change the outcome in favor of the absurd Nanny State candidate Katie Hobbs? Perhaps, but there was a helluva lot of incompetence and negligence on the part of Maricopa County election officials that doubtlessly cost Kari Lake critical votes. As of this writing, Lake is challenging the election results, as well she should.

Nonetheless, Republicans and conservatives can gnash their teeth and shake fists at Heaven in anger and frustration about the effects of mail-in balloting and early voting on election outcomes. Or they can accept the hard reality of both, push for smart legal limits on both, better oversight and enforcement, and build programs of their own to generate ballots as early as state laws permit. Not only must they build programs, but build them to be more efficient and effective than the Democrats have done. We’re not talking about cheating, but leveraging the system to the max. Not doing so consigns Republicans to more disappointments like 2020 and 2022.

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The Pennsylvania House Impeaches Philly DA Larry Krasner

By J Robert Smith

  • Nov. 17, 2022
  • 1-min read

Pennsylvania’s lame-duck House Republicans have impeached the awful, criminal-loving Philly DA Larry Krasner. Both his misfeasance and malfeasance as district attorney merit impeachment.

Per Fox 29, Philadelphia:

“Lawmakers voted 107-85 to impeach Krasner, setting the stage for what would be the first Pennsylvania Senate impeachment trial in nearly three decades. Republicans currently have a 29-21 majority in the state Senate, going to 28-22 early next year, and a two-thirds vote would be required to remove Krasner.”

Which means that because of Democrats, the Senate will never achieve a two-thirds vote to oust this shameless pro-criminal hack. Philly residents suffer from unsafe streets and crime victims continue to pile up because Krasner refuses to do his job and throw the book at hoods and thugs of all stripes. Who’s the bigger scumbag, a mugger or Krasner, who let’s bad guys walk?

Our sympathies always to crime victims, their families, and friends in Philly. Civilization in your city is breaking down because of a Democrat political elite that no longer has the character and moral rectitude to keep Philly streets safe. You deserve better, and all Philly citizens should demand better. Oh, vote out the debauched characters whose coddling of criminals or disregard for safety makes everyone in the “City of Brotherly Love” a potential crime victim. Start with that moronic windbag, Jim Kenney, your illustrious mayor.

Now, a mea culpa. In my last piece I wrote:

Blame atrocious, criminal-loving DAs like Philly’s Larry Krasner, who’s moral compass isn’t broken because he never had a compass to break. That creep should have been impeached by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That won’t happened now. PA Republicans lost the House to Democrats for the first time in years. They lost because of the “No Questions” mail-in balloting that they helped enact. Thanks, Republicans, for helping keep Philly’s streets safe.

I got that wrong. Kudos to PA House Republicans for doing the right thing and issuing articles of impeachment before their 2022 session ends.

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In Philly, Crime Victims’ Families are Suing Gas Stations for Negligence

By J Robert Smith

  • Nov. 14, 2022
  • 3-min read

Crime continues to explode in the “City of Brotherly Love.” You name it. Assaults, murders, robberies, carjackings, gang shootouts in Philly’s mean streets. Philly is now the Wild West.

There are plenty of innocent victims. Families are grieving for loved ones who were killed. Victims suffered dumb luck: they happened to be in the wrong places at the wrong times.

Looks like robberies, carjackings, and shootings are on the upswing at Philly gas stations. Families of victims have decided to blame gas station owners for negligence.

Crime is getting so bad that a big c-store chain in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Wawa, is curtailing store hours and closing stores in Philly. Continue to allow criminals to own Philly’s streets and the place will become a virtual ghost town. Businesses will shut in droves.

Reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, November 14:

While gas station owners say the uptick is simply a manifestation of Philadelphia’s broader gun-violence problem, the trend has caused several people who have been injured or lost loved ones to file negligence lawsuits. They say gas stations should have done more to protect patrons.

Again from the Inquirer article:

“I don’t think the public is aware of this because they may think of shootings usually happening at bars or nightclubs, certainly not at gas stations,” said lawyer David P. Thiruselvam, who has filed nine lawsuits against gas stations. “But it’s becoming an epidemic, and the gas station industry is aware of it because it’s in the news all the time. But they are not doing anything about it.”

Gas station owners aren’t doing anything about crime, says the trial attorney hunting for a big payday?

Set aside that gas stations are being victimized by Philly hoods, too. Since when is it the obligation of businesses to protect their patrons from criminals? Isn’t that the role of government?

Is Philly plagued by crime because business owners aren’t manning their establishments with armed guards? And if they did, imagine the lawsuits when guards gunned down thugs. Imagine the criminal felony charges that woke DAs would spin to nail not just the guards but the business owners for daring to protect their patrons and their properties.

Why is crime out of control in Philly? That isn’t hard to figure out.

Blame Democrats. Blame the “progressive” mindset that dominates policies and governance in not just Philadelphia but big cities across the country. Blame the “criminals are the real victims” view and the view that law enforcement (beat cops right up the chain) are the bad guys. Blame atrocious, criminal-loving DAs like Philly’s Larry Krasner, who’s moral compass isn’t broken because he never had a compass to break. That creep should have been impeached by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That won’t happened now. PA Republicans lost the House to Democrats for the first time in years. They lost because of the “No Questions” mail-in balloting that they helped enact. Thanks, Republicans, for helping keep Philly’s streets safe.

Here’s the ancient, basic reason why government exists. Etch it in stone: Government exists to protect it’s citizens from harm… from predation by criminals or attack by foreign enemies. F.U.N.D.A.M.E.N.T.A.L. Not your local c-store… not your grocery store… not your neighborhood fast food hangout – GOVERNMENT.

When any government fails in this most basic duty, the people have a right to question why that government exists at all. And, whatever Democrats believe, government doesn’t exist to line their pockets and the pockets of the moochers who vote for them.

So, here’s the million-dollar question for the beleaguered citizens of Philadelphia: If your government can’t or won’t protect you, isn’t it high time to change your government?

Think about it… but not for too long.

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2022 Midterms: No Stink on the Republican Establishment?

By J Robert Smith

  • Nov. 13, 2022
  • 1-min read

Attacks on Donald Trump have begun in the aftermath of the midterm elections. We should have set our watches. Washington’s Republican establishment is pushing the line that the GOP’s underperformance in the midterms is “100%” Trump’s fault. Of course, there’s no stink on D.C. Republicans — not Kevin McCarthy, not Mitch McConnell, not Ronna McDaniel, not Tom Emmer (chairman, RNCC), not GOP consultants and pollsters… Not on any Republican who hangs out at the Capitol Hill Club.

Conservatives shouldn’t be goaded into a Trump versus DeSantis fight. Trump and DeSantis shouldn’t permit themselves to be baited, either. It’s so transparent, it’s laughable. That’s exactly what the establishment is trying. Washington Republicans don’t intend to just knock out Trump, but split conservatives. Is that rank odor wafting through the air from Karl Rove and Jeb! lurking behind the curtains?

Read the full article at American Thinker. Follow this link. Thanks.

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Oz Beats Fetterman?
Well, there’s a Catch

By J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 20, 2022
  • 2-min read

Newsweek reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz is expected to slide past stroke victim and knee-jerk leftist John Fetterman for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat.

From the Newsweek report, October 20:

An analysis by Real Clear Politics (RCP), based on opinion polling adjusted to take account of past inaccuracies, projects Oz will win Pennsylvania by 1.9 percent of the vote.

That’s welcome news, except there’s a variable that isn’t being considered: mail-in voting fraud. Pennsylvania is a “No Questions” mail-in balloting state. That means fraud isn’t only possible, but likely. What it’ll boil down to is the scope of the fraud. Will it be sufficient to tip election outcomes?

The Keystone State has made scant reforms to its election system since 2020. Republicans control the legislature and have advanced election reform measures, only to have them struck down by Tom Wolfe, PA’s lameduck Democrat governor.

There’s every reason to believe that a critical, high profile Senate election will be prone to ballot hijinks. Shifting control of the U.S. Senate away from Democrats (Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaking vote) means a switch of just one seat. So, the stakes are high. The PA contest may decide which party runs the Senate in 2023.

Unfortunately, there’s a back story. Pennsylvania legislative Republicans created this mess. In 2019, many months before the Covid pandemic began, Republicans cut a deal with Wolfe. In exchange for wide-open mail-in balloting and really early voting, straight-ticket voting would be struck from ballots.

Republicans actually thought that they’d benefit from ending straight-ticket voting, while, evidently, not considering what “No Questions” mail-in voting could lead to. It was an asinine deal then that proved disastrous in 2020. The presidential contest was fraught with “irregularities.” Since then, Republicans have tried to walk back this epic stupid deal. Needless to say, Democrats have no interest in reform.

Oz needs more than a 1.9% margin to beat Fetterman. Election fraud – ballot fraud, in particular – thrives on close elections. The greater the margin between a Republican who leads voting and a Democrat, the tougher it is for Democrats to produce enough fraudulent ballots.

Fetterman is physically and mentally incapable of meeting the daily demands of a U.S. Senator. But, then, Joe Biden was and is unable to meet the demands of the presidency. Yet, in key states – critically, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — Biden won… with a little help from Democrats and their allies who have no interest in fair elections when they cut against their candidates.

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The Herschel Walker Smear

By J Robert Smith

  • Oct. 10, 2022
  • 4-min read

Democrats operate by a simple dictum: If one of their candidates may lose, smear the Republican opponent.  And if that doesn’t cut it, cheat.  Or do both, just to play it safe.

Herschel Walker is the recipient of a Democrat sneak attack.  That’s because he’s running neck-and-neck with a tainted U.S. senator, the Rev. Ralph Warnock.  The smears made against Walker are called “October Surprises.”

Sandbagging Walker isn’t much of surprise, actually.  Walker is a football legend in Georgia.  His college career with the Bulldogs made him so.  He’s public about his embrace of Christianity and doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s made his share of mistakes over the years and, yes, sinned.  But as the Rev. Warnock should know, Christians make no bones about their sinfulness.  Some of the greatest sinners became the greatest Christians.  The Apostle Paul is the preeminent example of a bad man gone very good through his encounter with Jesus Christ and his repentance.

So, like the rest of us, Walker is a flawed man, but the smears leveled against him are lies.  Walker flat-out denies that he impregnated a past girlfriend and paid for her abortion.  The allegation stinks of an election-motivated gambit. 

Said Florida senator Rick Scott (who should be the next GOP Senate leader, not sold-out Mitch McConnell) , Newsweek, October 4:

Senator Rick Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, defended GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker amid his latest controversy and suggested that Walker was up against the same “smear machine” that targeted Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas.

Coincidence that on the eve of Kavanaugh’s and Thomas’ confirmation hearings that they were slammed with uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct?  Now, just weeks before the November election, Walker is being slapped with a charge that he paid for an abortion?

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The Senate is Very Much in Play for the GOP

By J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 27, 2022
  • 1-min read

In case you missed it, from my latest article at American Thinker:


“Corporate media is at it again, shilling for Democrats. The spin heading toward Labor Day is that Republican chances of winning a Senate majority are fading. A GOP takeover of the U.S. House hangs by a thread. Nonsense. In fact, Republicans are going to win a House majority and have a good shot of doing the same in the Senate.”


“Right-thinking Americans should be hopeful about the GOP capturing the Senate.

“Campaigns don’t gear up until after Labor Day. Most voters don’t start focusing on politics until summer ends and kids are back in school. Horse race numbers before Labor Day are sketchy and the pastime of the political class.

“Midterm contests are about to begin in earnest, and voters have plenty of reasons to go the GOP’s way.”


“With less than one out of every four Americans believing the country is a-okay, how does that help ruling Democrats? Do such bleak numbers make Democrats feel more or less confident about their election prospects?

“Biden’s job approval numbers have been underwater for months. He’s rivaling Jimmy Carter for bragging rights as the most unpopular president in modern times.”


Follow this link to read the full article at American Thinker!

Biden to Declare Climate Emergency? Stop Laughing

By J Robert Smith

  • July 19, 2022
  • 2-min read

From the Daily Caller, July 19:

President Joe Biden could declare a climate emergency as soon as this week, according to The Washington Post, in a bid to implement elements of his environmental agenda as climate legislation has stalled in Congress.

Despite what Democrats and the corporate media say, the country is in the opening phases of a recession. Overall inflation – by the official measure – is at 9.1%. But key categories like gas, home heating and cooling, and many groceries (meats, in particular) are double digits on the inflation meter. A deeper recession is very likely.

Throw Biden’s potential “climate emergency” into the mix and a deeper recession isn’t just likely, but probable. In fact, “deeper” might be an understatement. Clamping down on conventional energy – namely, fossil fuels – will send a jolt through the entire American economy that will cause inflation to spiral up, businesses to fold, job losses galore, and slews of personal bankruptcies.

Sounds apocalyptical? Well, it could be if the president imposes the full radical green agenda on the nation.

Anyone following what’s happening in Germany? Germany’s an advanced industrial nation (forget the “post” crap). The German elite have been shutting down coal energy plants and forcing Germans out of gas-powered vehicles. They’ve upped Germany’s reliance on wind and solar power – both of which are highly unreliable and costly.

Again from the Daily Caller, July 5:

After pouring billions of dollars into green energy, Germany is facing economic calamity, including potential collapse should Russia shut off gas supplies.

On July 5, Germany announced their plan to rewrite 1970s legislation to send taxpayer funds to energy suppliers in an attempt to prepare for a possible recession, the Wall Street Journal reported. The collapse comes after Germany unveiled their plan to spend $220 billion to transfer all their energy needs to renewable sources, Reuters reported.

The situation in Germany is so alarming that the government has begun putting coal-fired powerplants back on line. Other nations in the EU are facing a similar possible crisis.

Biden’s handlers (more so than Biden, who is clearly suffering dementia), are simply delusional. There is no climate crisis to contend with in the U.S. or across the globe.

The notion that human activity (and even herds like cattle) are pumping so much carbon and methane into the atmosphere that the world is on the brink of tumbling into a greenhouse catastrophe is sheer whacky science fiction… utter nonsense pimped by cynics and cultish believers who want to exert more power over our lives. These people – mostly affluent progressives – have abandoned God and replaced traditional faith with zany cult beliefs under the guise of science.

Biden’s handlers, if successful – if they push their radical “save the planet” agenda to the max – will plunge this nation into economic woes that might rival the Great Depression. But anything close is bad enough.

This developing folly, by the way, is the consequence of Donald Trump being cheated out of his 2020 reelection. Unfortunately, even the honest and innocent are paying prices for that folly, which could grow worse in the coming months.

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Unlimited Dollars for Ukraine (But Pennies for the Border)

By J. Robert Smith

  • July 12, 2022
  • 1-min read

Bipartisanship is alive and well in Washington. Democrats and Republicans are providing Ukraine’s military with lots of stuff to fight the Russians. Even some conservative talkers and TV show opinionators are gung-ho for the U.S. lending ever greater support to the Ukrainians. Humanitarian aid has poured into that war-torn country as well.

Back in May, Congress approved an eye-popping $40 billion in aid to Ukraine. Imagine if only a fraction of that money was allocated to stop the epic troubles happening along what was once the U.S.-Mexican border? That’s not said flippantly. The U.S. southern border has effectively disappeared. It’s being overrun monthly by tens of thousands of “migrants.” Well, they’re migrants until they cross into the U.S. Then they become illegals. But that’s fine with Biden and Democrats, who as unspoken policy, not incompetence, laid bare the border for the invasion that’s taking place. Democrats want new constituents and voters. Big business wants cheap labor. It’s an unholy alliance.

So, showing that Ukraine matters more to the DC crowd than the security of our own border comes Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), who dropped this bomb on the Charlie Kirk Show the other day. Said Cramer:

“Well, I don’t know that the line is a dollar amount, Charlie,” Cramer began. “I think each request or each requirement, each demand, each circumstance requires its own discovery if you will. I don’t think we should do a whole bunch, necessarily, at one time. I think we should do smaller tranches, just for the purpose of renegotiating, and reaccessing.”

So, Cramer is basically saying that the U.S. commitment to Ukraine is open-ended, but pouring resources into finishing the Wall and putting whatever is needed in terms of law enforcement and National Guard on the southern border, well, isn’t the priority. Fighting for liberty in Ukraine matters more to Biden and Democrat and Republican members of Congress like Cramer than securing our nation. I guess gangbangers, cartel thugs, and lots of bad drugs pouring into the country take second place – if that – in the minds of the pea-brains who are supposed to represent us in Congress.

When will we say enough is enough and elect men and women to Congress who put America first?

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Biden is Hard at Work Trying to Steal the Midterms

By J Robert Smith

  • June 23, 2022
  • 1 min read

Mollie Hemingway, Editor-in-Chief of The Federalist, has a must-read article posted today at The Federalist. The Biden administration has been hard at work for many months using federal programs and offices in the states to identify, register, and turnout voters for the midterms – their voters, meaning Democrats and Democrat-leaners. Or anyone receiving federal government handouts. This is illegal – or just skirts the law. The Democrats did practically the same thing in 2020 as part of a comprehensive campaign to steal the presidential election from Donald Trump.

Hemingway is author of the super analysis on the 2020 election theft, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections. If you’re interested in one very important aspect of how Democrats foisted Joe Biden on the nation, read Mollie’s book. And also see Dinesh D’Souza’s eye-opening 2000 Mules documentary, which lays out the old fashioned way Democrats swiped the 2020 presidential contests: ballot box stuffing.

Charges Hemingway in her June 23 analysis:

When President Biden ordered all 600 federal agencies to “expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process” on March 7, 2021, Republican politicians, Constitutional scholars, and election integrity specialists began to worry exactly what was up his sleeve.

They had good reason. The 2020 election had suffered from widespread and coordinated efforts by Democrat activists and donors to run “Get Out The Vote” operations from inside state and local government election offices, predominantly in the Democrat-leaning areas of swing states. Independent researchers have shown the effect of this takeover of government election offices was extremely partisan and favored Democrats overwhelmingly.

The full article can be found at The Federalist. Follow this link to read it.

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