Donald Trump in Georgia: ‘Lock Up the Bidens’

President Donald Trump told a rally crowd in Macon, Georgia, on Friday: “Lock up the Bidens.”

Trump was referring to reports that then-Vice President Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent, met with Chinese and Ukrainian business figures allegedly paying his son, Hunter Biden, to facilitate introductions to senior U.S. officials.

Trump appeared to be joking:

Trump: But they thought it was very unfair that Sleepy Joe who cannot answer a question… He really can’t answer a question. Well, Chris Wallace protected him with me. I talked about the Moscow three-and-a-half million payment. I talked about the billion dollars [from China]. Chris Wallace wouldn’t let that… He said, no, that’s not appropriate. Why? You mean the guy’s allowed to take three and a half a million bucks and we’re not allowed to talk to him about it? I’m telling you, that Biden family… And others, but that Biden family is corrupt. It’s a corrupt family.

Crowd: Lock them up!

Trump: And with me and my kids… Let me tell you, my kids… I’ll tell you something. [Laughs] Lock them up. You should lock them up. Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary. Lock them up. Can you imagine if my kids did what this guy Hunter is doing?

The “lock her up” chant was among the more controversial features of Trump rallies in the 2016 presidential campaign, referring to claims that Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton had broken the law by using an illicit private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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Armed Black Militia Demands U.S. Give Them The Great State of Texas

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A large group of heavily armed and “uppity” angry “Black Militia” members tried to pick a fight with the rednecks in Atlanta, Georgia on the Fourth of July. Just give them Texas and they’ll go away, they extort. Instead of sparking Helter Skelter, the rednecks showed restraint by recognizing the agitators’ First and Second Amendment rights to freedom of speech and to bear arms as long as they remained “peacefully assembled.” There goes the “systemic racism in America” argument.

Armed Black Militia demands Texas

The self-described leader of the “Not F*cking Around Coalition,” Grand Master Jay, marched his assault rifle armed unit right into the the very heart of Ku Klux Klan territory, Stone Mountain, hoping to get the fizzling race war going in earnest. If this didn’t start Helter Skelter, what would? It didn’t. What it did do is show all of America exactly what’s at stake.

NFAC wants a “new black nation” of their own. They aren’t greedy, Jay asserts, they’ll be happy with Texas. A number of video clips show the armed insanity in living color. “The solution is very simple,” the anarchist with a rap artist name declared. “We file a declaration of liberation, declaring every African-American descendant of slavery a political prisoner here in the United States.” Since when do prisoners run around armed? He specifically wants his ethno-state to right the wrongs done by the “Portuguese slave trade.” The Irish slave trade and the sugar plantation slaves are on their own.

His armed banditos give the United States a choice. “either carve us a piece of land out here — we’ll take Texas — and let us do our own thing,” Grand Master Jay suggests, or, “don’t stop us when we exit this body here and go somewhere where they will give us our own land to build our own nation.”

Done being peaceful

Armed and dangerous NFAC is done being peaceful. That’s the latest George Soros funded slogan for the far left. “We don’t want to talk no more, we don’t want to negotiate.” Nope. “We don’t want to sing songs, we don’t bring signs to a gunfight. We’re an eye for an eye organization.”

As Bizpacreview writes, “Members of the heavily armed black militia marched on Stone Mountain Park, near Atlanta, on the 4th of July to call for the removal of a giant Confederate rock carving at the site.” Like that’s going to happen. Not only was Stone Mountain a favorite Klan gathering place, it’s “seen as racist by the left,” simply because it “includes carvings of Confederate figures Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.

The rednecks surrounding Stone Mountain were expected to “become unreasonable” in response. It didn’t happen. The rednecks remained perfectly calm and reasonable, in the face of obvious provocation. Despite Jay’s claim that “they’re all ex-military, are disciplined and are expert shooters,” the rednecks snicker that some of the armed so-called “professionals” don’t even know how to hold their weapons.

Armed against non-existent “systemic racism”

The hardcore racists in Georgia proved the whole “systemic racism” argument a lie. We just watched a huge group of heavily armed black men obeying gun laws. Their peaceful protest went along as scheduled “without interference.” Grand Master Jay wasn’t expecting that. He got on his bullhorn and started taunting the “rednecks” to “battle it out.”

“Threat, counter-threat — because threats don’t mean sh*t to us,” he said. “Y’all been threatening us since Birmingham, I ain’t seen sh*t.” Nobody batted an eye. “I don’t see no white militia. So to the boogie boys, the Three Percenters, and all the rest of these scared-ass rednecks, we here! Where the f*ck you at? We in your house. Let’s go. NFAC, motherf*ckers!” More crickets. The armed militia members looked relieved.

Later he was shown on another clip asserting the police “work for the KKK,” and that “bankers in America are the KKK,” as are “most white people.” Across America, everyone started weighing in on the armed threat to Texas. “Texas? I think there’s a few of us ‘rednecks’ that will oppose that,” one posted. “He really did say give us Texas or we’ll leave.” The rednecks are still laughing over that one. “Since when does the government stop someone from leaving?”

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Trump’s Four-Tiered Pathway Back into White House with Electoral College Victory Widens

President Donald Trump’s pathway back into the White House is widening, as allies of the president see after a long and brutal summer of the president climbing back into contention in enough battleground states to seal the deal and win a second term. This comprehensive look at the battlefield as it stands now comes as the two candidates are set to face off in Cleveland, Ohio, for their first of three debates this general election season ahead of the November 3 general election.

To win the White House back, Trump would need to secure at least 270 electoral votes by cobbling together a coalition of states—much like he did in 2016—to get him across the finish line.

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Trump allies break down the electoral college into four tiers. Tier one, or the red states, includes the following states: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Texas, and Arizona.

Winning all those tier one states would secure the president 191 electoral votes. In all but three of them, his victory is all but assured. In Texas, Arizona, and Georgia, however, the Democrats are competing and attempting to flip them, but signs in each of those three states of a Trump resurgence have emerged as of late. Most recent polling in Georgia suggests the president has recovered there and is not at risk of losing to Democrat candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, as is the case in Texas. Arizona is a bit tighter, but the most recent ABC News-Washington Post poll had Trump up by 1 percent inside the poll’s margin of error.

Tier two, Trump allies believe, is a pair of states worth another 24 electoral votes combined: Iowa and Ohio. Recent polling in both places, save a couple outliers, has Trump up over Biden in each. Putting tiers one and two together would give Trump 215 electoral votes.

The third tier is another pair of states the president won in 2016, worth a combined 44 more electoral votes: North Carolina and Florida. The president has in the most recent ABC-WaPo poll in Florida taken a 4 percent lead over Biden in the Sunshine State, and in North Carolina has been consistently leading in most polls. Combining tiers one through three would get Trump much closer to 270 and a second term as it would put him at 259 electoral votes in total.

From there, tier four offers Trump any number of pathways across the finish line and back into the White House. A win in Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral votes, would get him there. So would a win in Michigan, which has 16 electoral votes. Trump could also cobble together a combination of Wisconsin, which has ten electoral votes, plus Maine’s Second Congressional District, which has one electoral vote. He could do the same with Minnesota, which also has ten electoral votes, plus Wisconsin or Maine’s Second District to get over 270. Other states in the fourth tier include Nevada with six electoral votes, New Hampshire with four electoral votes, New Mexico with five electoral votes, Colorado with nine electoral votes, and Virginia with 13 electoral votes.

CONFIDENCE BUILDS IN TRUMPWORLD

The Trump team—both official campaign staff and outside allies—believe in this pathway to victory and think the president is in much better shape than the establishment media would give him credit for as of now.

“In all the battlegrounds President Trump needs to win, he’s either leading or within the margin of error,” senior adviser to the Trump campaign Jason Miller said in an early September radio appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel. “So I think that’s an important distinction. Don’t worry about the fake polls you see out there, the sample 25 percent Republicans that make you think there aren’t any Republicans left in the country anymore. President Trump is in a great position.”

LISTEN TO JASON MILLER ON BREITBART NEWS SATURDAY:

Miller added that the core states Trump won in 2016 are swinging back his way, and holding that core together—tiers one through three as laid out above—is key to the Trump campaign expanding the map beyond what the president won in 2016 in November’s election.

“For all the talk of Joe Biden being on offense and trying to win states that President Trump won last go around, as long as we’re able to hang on to Arizona, Florida, North Carolina—three states that are always tough but we feel very good about where we are at and we believe we are leading in all three of those—as long as we are able to hold onto those states that means Joe Biden has to shut out President Trump in all four of those northern states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin which President Trump won all three last time and then Minnesota,” Miller said in the Sept. 5 radio appearance. “So here’s the key: Literally, Joe Biden has to go four-for-four in those states. If President Trump wins just one of them and he hangs onto the other states, then he’s in. So we have four different serious pathways to victory and this is what has Joe Biden freaking out and in particular he’s moving up his TV buys by a week in Minnesota and he’s visiting Minnesota next week. The key thing about Minnesota is a Republican hasn’t won there since 1972. Think about that, a Republican hasn’t won there 1972 and President Trump came within a point and a half back in 2016. Now we’re all in. We’re spending money, we’re up on TV ads there, we have staff on the ground. We’re going to win it.”

Miller is hardly the only Trump ally bullish on the president’s electoral college chances.

“This guy is built to win presidential elections,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser from the 2016 campaign, said in a Breitbart News Saturday appearance this weekend. “Why? Two major states: Ohio and Florida. If you win Ohio and Florida as a presidential candidate, it’s practically impossible for you to lose the presidency. If you win Florida, that means in the sunbelt you’re going to win Arizona and North Carolina. Here’s what it means. Here are some statistics I have for you. Since 1860, the winner of Florida has won the presidential election 27 out of 39 times. The winner of Ohio has won the election 35 out of 39 times. Look at where we are right now in Iowa. Iowa is very indicative of Ohio. And look where we are across Florida basically. Florida itself you can see within the polling in the different regions in Florida. In Iowa, Iowa is essentially a larger Ohio but in Ohio you have Cleveland and you have Cincinnati. Look at it like that. The Biden campaign is not competing there [in Iowa] anymore. It’s over. Even public Democrat-leaning pollsters, they have Trump up by 5. They have him at 50 percent.”

LISTEN TO SAM NUNBERG ON BREITBART NEWS SATURDAY:

Nunberg is correct that Trump has taken a commanding lead in Iowa, as the most recent survey from Monmouth University has the president up 6 percent there—a lead outside the poll’s margin of error.

So in other words in this four-tiered strategy the question is whether Trump can lock in his red states—he seems well on his way to doing that—and then secure his anchors in Ohio and Florida, with Iowa and North Carolina on top of each of those respectively. If he does that, he can finish Biden off in the rust belt just like he did to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016—or he could look out west or to the northeast in New Hampshire and Maine’s Second District.

“The president got 306 electoral votes last time,” Nunberg said. “That’s with winning all of the south except Virginia. That’s with winning Wisconsin, Michigan, and obviously Pennsylvania. I believe had the Access Hollywood tape not been leaked out by NBC Universal that the president could have won Colorado. I don’t know if he can win it this time, but he could have won Colorado [last time]. And Nevada was only 20,000 votes actually.”

POLLS AND DATA SHOW TRUMP SURGE IN TIER ONE

Shifting back to the actual multi-tiered electoral college breakdown, Trump’s allies are not mistaken to have their hopes rising ahead of the first debate on Tuesday night.

In tier one, with the exception of Georgia, Arizona, and Texas, the president seems to have all those states locked down without question—though Democrats do also intend to compete in part of Nebraska which like Maine splits its electoral votes by congressional district.

Recent polling out of each of these places, though, suggests Trump is well on his way to locking them down. Starting with Georgia, Trump has retaken the lead after a rough patch in the late spring and early summer according to the RealClearPolitics average there. Trump, in the average of polls, now leads Biden in Georgia by over a percent—and has not trailed Biden in a Georgia poll since well before the two conventions. The last poll that had Biden leading in Georgia was back in the first week of August, and Trump has led or is tied in every poll since. Polling out Tuesday from Georgia shows Trump’s lead solidifying:

Texas has seen an even more profound shift back Trump’s way. After some early-in-the-year concerns among Republicans, Trump has led every single poll since July according to the RealClearPolitics average and now on average leads Biden by nearly 4 percent in the Lone Star State. Another poll out on Tuesday shows Trump’s Texas lead holding up:

Arizona gets a little more tricky for the president. One recent poll, according to RealClearPolitics, is the ABC News-Washington Post survey released last week showing Trump up 1 percent. But a spate of other recent polls there have shown Biden with slim leads, and Biden currently has a 3.4 percent lead in Arizona per the RealClearPolitics average. But Trump allies do believe Arizona is coming back around the president’s way, as it is a traditional red state, and the Supreme Court confirmation fight for the president’s pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Judge Amy Coney Barrett—will energize the base in Arizona and help the president surge across the finish line there. As proof, a new poll out in Arizona released on Tuesday just before the debate shows Trump has tied Biden there:

The Senate race in Arizona between appointed Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Democrat Mark Kelly, in which polling has had the Democrat Kelly way ahead of McSally, also potentially complicates matters but McSally has tracked back with the president in the most recent surveys and Republicans are optimistic Arizona will swing back their way. That being said, Biden has not given up yet on the state: This past week, he rolled out an endorsement from the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—who Biden, as former President Barack Obama’s vice president, ran against in the 2008 presidential election. Cindy McCain also joined Biden’s transition team after she endorsed him.

In Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, there has been only one poll publicly released according to the RealClearPolitics aggregation of polling—and it shows Biden with a reasonable lead. That poll is from the New York Times and Siena College, and Republicans are not as of yet very worried about Nebraska’s Second District flipping Biden’s way but they are keeping an eye on it as they work the bigger national map. But the one survey is worth mentioning because if Biden were able to break in here, Trump may have to make up for it elsewhere.

TIER TWO SWINGS TRUMP’S WAY TOO

In the second tier, Iowa as mentioned above has shifted significantly into Trump’s corner with Monmouth giving him a six-point advantage. Biden and his running Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as of now do not have much planned there, though he did conduct a virtual event trying to beam himself into the Hawkeye State to emphasize its importance.

With the exception of a Des Moines Register poll showing a mid-September tie between Trump and Biden in Iowa and a New York Times poll showing a slim Biden lead in the state later in the month—both of which appear to be outliers—the last time Biden led a poll over Trump in Iowa according to the RealClearPolitics collection of the state’s surveys was way back in mid-March 2019. So the president has been leading in Iowa for more than 18 months straight, and despite these latest couple media polls suggesting a tightening race the Monmouth survey shows Trump up 6 percent with little chance for Biden to make up a difference there.

In the nearby Buckeye State, Trump has also led in many surveys—including some out this week:

It’s a bit of a tighter race there, with some public polls showing slight leads for Trump or for Biden by just a couple points one way or another. That being said, flashback to 2016 when the public polling average had by the end of the race Trump leading Clinton by just an average aggregate of 2.2 percent—and he beat the polling average by nearly 6 percent, winning Ohio by 8.1 points over Clinton. So while some in the establishment media and polling industry consider Ohio a toss-up, it’s a pretty safe assumption based off the 2016 results and off the data pouring in from the ground that Trump is in good shape there as his allies inside and outside the campaign have made clear.

THIRD TIER STATES SLIDE TRUMP’S DIRECTION AS WELL

North Carolina looks much more solidly in Trump’s column than many other battleground states. Poll after poll after poll shows Trump leading the Tar Heel State, even by slim margins. North Carolina was a state that Obama and Biden won in 2008, but was the only battleground state Mitt Romney—then the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee, now a U.S. senator from Utah—was able to move back into the Republican column in 2012. Trump won it in 2016, too, and appears poised to do so again in 2020. Even so, North Carolina is not in the bag yet, and Trump has work to do there to lock it in.

Polls out of North Carolina in recent weeks, though, have shown a shift Trump’s way. One out Tuesday for instance shows a tie:

Others have shown a tight race:

While others have shown Trump with a modest lead:

The state does also have a competitive U.S. Senate race down ticket that may affect things, as Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) fights to fend off Democrat Cal Cunningham.

Down in Florida, though, Trump has really turned a corner. As mentioned above, the ABC-WaPo poll has him up four points.

A Trafalgar Group survey at the beginning of September also showed a Trump lead:

Several other polls this month have shown Trump and Biden tied:

A Marist poll also shows Trump leading Biden with Hispanic voters in Florida:

The survey has Trump in a strong position with the general electorate as well, tied among likely voters and with a negligible lead among registered voters:

Several other surveys showed Biden with a negligible lead inside the margin of error. Biden’s lead in the state’s average of surveys is down to 1.1 percent, and if 2016 is any indicator Trump beat his 0.2 percent RealClearPolitics polling average lead over Clinton by a full percent winning Florida by 1.2 percent that year.

In a 2018 midterm election year otherwise bad for the GOP, too, Republicans had a big year in the Sunshine State. Now-Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) defeated incumbent Democrat now former Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) to take the U.S. Senate seat, and Trump ally now-governor and former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) won the governor’s race even more decisively than the GOP won the Senate seat.

TIER FOUR: THE FINISH LINE

So if Trump can hold all those above tiers in place—lock in Arizona after having shifted Texas and Georgia back the right way, hold his gains in Iowa and Ohio, while solidifying leads in Florida and North Carolina, he’s almost there as Miller and Nunberg among others have pointed out.

The picture in tier four states is looking better and better for Trump, too, as he has led or tied or had virtual ties in some polling signaling very close races in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania has also seen significant swings in voter registration numbers move in the president’s direction, with several local newspapers quoting local Democrat officials sounding the alarm at the pace of shifts from Democrat to Republican among registered voters.

Earlier in July, the Citizens Voice newspaper detailed how Democrat voter registration advantages have been erased in the critical Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, which ironically contain Biden’s hometown of Scranton and other small cities like Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

“In the June 2 primary election, Democrats outnumbered Republicans in Lackawanna by 40,822, down from about 60,000 as recently as May 2009, four months after President Barack Obama took office, and about 48,000 at the 2016 presidential election,” the Citizens Voice’s Borys Krawczeniuk wrote. “In Lackawanna, Democrats traditionally have had more than double the number of registered Republican voters, a ratio that reached as high as five Democrats for every two Republicans as recently as May 2015. By the June 2 primary, the advantage eroded to fewer than four Democrats for every two Republicans — for the first time since at least May 1997.”

Later in the piece, Krawczeniuk continues by detailing a grimmer picture for Democrats in Luzerne County.

“The picture looks even bleaker for Democrats in Luzerne, where Trump walloped Clinton by 26,237 votes, or 19.4 percentage points, reversing Obama’s 2008 and 2012 victories there,” Krawczeniuk wrote. “Democrats outnumber Republicans by 24,728 voters, less than half the margin of the early Obama years. Republican voter registration is up to 38% of all voters while Democratic registration dropped to 49.7%, the first time below 50% since at least May 1997. From an advantage of 18 Democrats for every 10 Republicans in November 2010, the ratio is down to 13 to 10. In 2016, Democrats outnumbered Republicans by almost 34,000 voters. Overall, at the primary, the county had 80,226 Republicans, 104,954 Democrats and 26,101 voters registered in other parties or unaffiliated for a total of 211,281. Since Trump first appeared on local ballots in the April 2016 primary, the county added 11,623 Republicans while Democrats lost 533 voters.”

The picture is so bad for the left that local Democrats are sounding the alarm, telling the local newspapers that they think the national Democrats’ hard-left turn toward socialism is bad for the party.

“I talk to a lot of people who I know are lifelong Democrats and they’re like, ‘I’ve had it. This Democratic Party isn’t the party that my parents belonged to. The thing has gone, far left, progressive.’” Lackawanna County Democrat Party chairman Chris Patrick said, for instance. “Some people buy into that. I think what’s happening is a lot of longtime Democrats are more moderate, more maybe a tiny bit right-leaning conservative instead of this far-left liberalism.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer, when Vice President Mike Pence and Biden faced off in the Keystone State in the summer, followed up with its own detailed breakdown of Pennsylvania concerns for Democrats in more than just Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties but here in the Philadelphia area as well.

In the piece, local Democrat operative Dan Lodise is quoted as saying “enough” people do not “talk about” Trump flipping many Democrat votes the GOP’s way in the region.

“You see a lot of 25- to 65-year-old white working-class men who shifted,” Lodise said. “They not only voted for Trump but have continued to vote for Republicans since.”

Lodise said that U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf both lost support, about 6 percent apiece, in their reelections in 2018 as compared with previous elections—something he attributes to Trump peeling off Democrats and creating new Republicans in the Philadelphia area.

“I’ve been doing this work in this community for 16 years,” the Democrat Lodise said. “I’m legitimately concerned.”

This is why Pence, Trump’s vice president, appeared at a “Back The Blue” rally at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge in northern Philadelphia, the Inquirer noted. Breitbart News accompanied Pence on the trip and interviewed him during it.

Since then, now the local union of firefighters and EMTs in Philadelphia has bucked its national counterpart’s endorsement of Biden and issued a full-throated endorsement of Trump:

Polling in Pennsylvania has also tightened in recent weeks:

If it’s any indication where the race is going after the first debate on Tuesday night, Biden is campaigning in Pennsylvania—yet another trip after many others he’s made to the Keystone State—on Wednesday for a train tour out west in the state. Trump, meanwhile, will rally supporters in Minnesota.

In Maine’s Second District, Trump has led a number of surveys as well:

The ones he is not leading in show a close race there:

Wisconsin and Michigan are a little more complicated, and polling in both places has been a bit all over the place. Though some recent surveys have showed Trump up or close to winning both:

Minnesota has also seen some tight polling, but again the president has work to do there:

That’s not to mention the fact that the president has also had strong showings in recent polls out of Nevada, which he narrowly lost in 2016:

Trump made a campaign swing through Nevada a couple weeks ago, holding rallies in the Las Vegas and Reno areas in a push to try to flip the state.

Trump is even doing better than expected in Virginia where Republicans have been sliding for many years and haven’t won at the top of the ticket in more than a decade. One recent poll had Trump back just 5 percent, enough to get Trump to hold a last-second rally in Newport News in an effort to gin up more support in the Old Dominion.

Colorado, with a competitive Senate race looking tough for incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) who’s facing off against former Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper, seems like more of an uphill battle but some polling has shown the president trailing by just single digits there. If the rest of the race shifts his way in rust belt states in the next couple weeks, look for Trump to move out west and push for Colorado and maybe even a New Mexico.

New Mexico GOP chairman Steve Pearce insists the president can and will win his state, as Democrat policies on things like the coronavirus lockdowns and law and order are boomeranging back on them with the public disapproving of their vision for the country.

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Kelly Loeffler’s Bill To Protect Female Athletes Is A Sign The GOP Finally Figured Out The Culture War

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, in the midst of a heated campaign, introduced legislation this week to protect female athletes under Title IX. The Georgia senator is picking exactly the kind of culture war battle Republicans long avoided, terrified of inciting controversy with the media and left. Loeffler’s decision to introduce the bill now, as she fights to retain her seat, is deeply telling. Social conservatives should take heart.

The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020, co-sponsored by Sens. Mike Lee, (R-Utah),  Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), stipulates schools that receive federal funds would be in violation of Title IX should they “permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls.”

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“Title IX established a fair and equal chance for women and girls to compete, and sports should be no exception,” said Loeffler, who also happens to be the co-owner of a WNBA team.

Title IX, of course, established, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Loeffler and co. have a pretty convincing case.

The bill’s substance is good, but the very fact that Loeffler introduced it is, perhaps, even better. The Republican establishment has long been terrified of dirtying its hands in the culture war, convinced bold stances against the excesses of cultural leftism turned too many people off, especially in younger age cohorts. Headlines, even in leftist publications, like “Sen. Kelly Loeffler Attacks Trans Youth in Desperate Election Bid” were to be avoided at all costs.

Under Trump, the tide is turning. The president’s success at tapping into widespread cultural frustration with media bias, elite corruption, and rising political correctness seems to have awakened establishment Republicans. This better positions the party to actually serve a major swath of the population that feels increasingly alienated, and worse, increasingly afraid to say why.

“Too many in the mainstream press and D.C. operative class view this as Loeffler playing to her base, but it’s really a winning issue for her with the suburban voters north of Atlanta that she will need to win in January,” a Republican strategist familiar with the race told me. “This is why she was appointed to the seat in the first place: staunch conservative who will reach new voters on issues traditional Republicans have failed to address.”

Note the key distinction. For Loeffler, protecting female athletes from biologically male competitors with an unfair advantage is not a play to her base, but a “winning issue” in the suburbs as well. This instinct is both correct and long overdue.

Terry Schilling, executive director of the American Principles Project (APP), echoed that sentiment, telling me, “Not only is Sen. Kelly Loeffler the MVP for girl athletes across America for her work to save women’s sports — she’s the new Karl Rove.”

“You don’t always have to choose between good policy and winning in politics — and Loeffler is showing us this,” Schilling continued. “I expect as it becomes clearer that pro-family political issues win elections, the GOP will continue to use these issues to both fix America and win elections.”

APP, correctly understanding the populist appeal, is actually putting money behind ads in key races that highlight the Equality Act’s likely harm to girls’ sports. As we reported last week, Politifact deemed an ad APP created to run in Michigan to be “missing context,” but refused to engage with Schilling’s specific evidence of cases showing similar policies hurting female athletes. That prevented APP from putting money behind the ad on Facebook, because the tech giant uses Politifact as one of its third-party fact checkers.

“The GOP is starting to recognize the rejection of social conservatism as the political malpractice that it is,” said Schilling. “Between 70-80 percent of Americans think that the Left is insane when it comes to policies like the Equality Act that would allow for boys to compete against girls in sports.”

This year’s RNC was strong evidence Schilling is correct. It was truly a culture war convention, replete with arguments against “cancel culture” and rioting. The morning after it wrapped up, I asked Blackburn if “under President Trump the GOP has finally been shocked into realizing they need to prioritize the culture war,” given her own remarks on cancel culture at the convention. “Absolutely,” the senator replied.

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While Republicans were sticking to the cultural sidelines for political expediency, the left found success mainstreaming cultural radicalism, aided by the corporate media and academia. But now people find themselves living in an upside-down world where it’s bigotry and “violence” to point out that high school girls who poured years of blood, sweat, and tears into their athletic careers are not being treated fairly when biological males are allowed to competed against them.

In the Trump era, Republicans relish media attacks as badges of honor, convincing voters they’re on the right side of arguments, and making it easier for them to buck the cultural establishment on these topics. Like Trump’s rejection of PC boundaries, this is a winning issue for Republicans, who spent years fearful of stumbling into any perceived cultural transgression. That’s always a losing battle because the left is impossible to satisfy.

Not only is Loeffler’s position politically smart, it’s also critical. We’ve seen what happens when Republicans sit these conversations out. Children lose.

I debated this with my friends Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff on a recent episode of The Realignment podcast, which you can watch below. 

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Democratic Georgia Senate Candidate Compares Police To Gangsters And Thugs

While Democrats ramp up their anti-police rhetoric to appease its radical base and demand the abolition of community law enforcement, the leading Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia running to unseat incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler already has a history of making disparaging remarks against agents of public safety.

During a March 2015 sermon, Democrat American Pastor Raphael Warnock called police officers “gangsters and thugs.”

“So in Ferguson, police power showing up in a kind of gangster and thug mentality – you know you can wear all kinds of colors and be a thug. You can sometimes wear the colors of the state and behave like a thug,” Warnock said.

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Warnock made similar comments in November the same year, calling police officers “bullies.”

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“When you think about the fact that America still warehouses 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, we shouldn’t be surprised when we see police officers act like bullies on the street,” Warnock said.

Watch Fox News’ Tucker Carlson cover Warnock’s comments here:

The latest polling in the special election for the Georgia Senate seat from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows Warnock leading all other Democrats in the race for Loeffler’s seat, tying with Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins with 20 percent each to Loeffler’s 24 percent.

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Breaking: Barricaded Gunman, Residents Ordered Shelter in Place

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An affluent suburban neighborhood about 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia, is on lockdown Tuesday morning as the SWAT team continues negotiations with an obviously armed and dangerous gunman barricaded into his home.

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Lone gunman terrorizes entire neighborhood

UPDATE: Police have the gunman in custody, “ending a SWAT situation that lasted for hours.” His name has not yet been released. Neighbors will be patching some bullet holes but no injuries were reported. The “armed suspect was taken into custody shortly after noon.”

An entire neighborhood is on lockdown, with residents ordered to shelter in place and roadblocks set up to keep anyone from entering the area. A lone gunman has barricaded himself in a home on Kingsley Drive in the Newcastle subdivision of East Cobb. Everyone between “Castle Lane and Vinyard Court need to shelter in place.”

Police spokesman Sergeant Wayne Delk announced that “neighbors called 911 around 5:30 a.m. to report gunshots.” SWAT was called and the gunman remains barricaded inside while they attempt to negotiate. “At this point, the neighborhood is shut down and we are continuing to work to resolve this as peacefully as we can.”

When officers of the Cobb County Police arrived on the scene, the suspect was “shooting inside and outside the home.” An official police tweet warns that “the gunman is still actively shooting in the area.” Both entrances to the Newcastle neighborhood are blocked off.

Between 20 and 30 gunshots

Police aren’t saying what kind of weapon or weapons are being used or how many rounds fired, but neighbors report “hearing between 20 and 30 gunshots.” Authorities believe the gunman is alone in the home and no injuries have been reported at this time.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as further information develops.

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Women Plan All-Black Community in Georgia After ‘400 Years of Racial Oppression’

Two women hope to create an all-black community in central Georgia as a way to deal with “400 years of racial oppression.”

Microsoft News used a “good news” tag for the report, which said that as the United States “continues to confront the toxic legacy of slavery and Jim Crow,” the women want to create “a tight-knit community for our people to just come and breathe”:

They are calling it Freedom, Georgia, and draw their inspiration from Wakanda, the fictional comic-book country that was the setting for the movie “Black Panther.”

Ashley Scott, a realtor from Stonecrest, Georgia, who was driven to seek therapy by her reaction to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man jogging in a white neighborhood, said that after several sessions she realized that her problem was 400 years of racial oppression and trauma dating back to the establishment of slavery in North America.

With her friend Renee Walters, an entrepreneur and investor, she founded the Freedom Georgia Initiative, a group of 19 Black families who collectively purchased 96.71 acres of rural land in Toomsboro, a town of a few hundred people in central Georgia, with the intention of developing a self-contained Black community. The space will have small homes for vacation use and will host weddings, retreats and recreational functions, and may eventually evolve into an incorporated, self-sustaining community.

“We are dealing with systemic racism,” Scott wrote in an op-ed for Blavity last month. “We are dealing with deep-rooted issues that will require more than protesting in the streets.”

“It’s now time for us to get our friends and family together and build for ourselves,” Walters, who serves as the president of the organization, said in an interview with Yahoo News. “That’s the only way we’ll be safe. And that’s the only way that this will work. We have to start bringing each other together.”

“We really just want you to come and hang out and feel safe,” Walters said. “You don’t have to worry about the Karens of the world and anything like that. You just come in and have fun. We’ll have a sportsman area, like a Black sportsman area with fishing, hunting, shooting range, ATV trails. We really just want to build a tight-knit community for our people to just come and breathe.”

“‘Karen’ is a derisive nickname for white women who assert racial privilege in an offensive manner,” the article said.

Scott said in the report that black Americans need to own land and create their own social, political, and economic institutions.

“Amass land, develop affordable housing for yourself, build your own food systems, build manufacturing and supply chains, build your own home school communities, build your own banks and credit unions, build your own cities, build your own police departments, tax yourselves and vote in a mayor and a city council you can trust,” Scott wrote. “Build it from scratch. Then go get all the money the United States of America has available for government entities and get them bonds. This is how we build our new Black Wall Streets. We can do this. We can have Wakanda! We just have to build it for ourselves!”

“Wakanda is both a fictitious nation whose magic remains undisturbed by colonization and a cinematic embodiment of the benefits of separation, as opposed to segregation,” the report said.

Black Wall Street was a thriving area in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where black-owned businesses flourished until it was attacked by white racists in 1921, killing scores of people and destroying property, according to history.com.

“Just like for Black Wall Street, their dollars circulated around 11 times before it left the community,” Walters said. “That’s just something we want to bring back. We want to encourage businesses to come and we want to circulate our dollar within the community before it leaves out to someone else. We want to make everybody in our areas wealthy.”

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler on BLM: Marxist Organization Against Idea of Moms and Dads

Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization that opposes the natural family structure of mothers and fathers, noted Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), offering her comments in an interview on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Loeffler identified the ideological Marxist foundation of the Black Lives Matter organization and campaign.

“This organization stands against the idea of moms and dads,” said Loeffler, describing healthy families as “the thing that can lift communities up that are that are challenged.”

Black Lives Matter’s namesake is disingenuous, added Loeffler. “It’s not about black lives matter, ” she said. “It’s about hijacking a moment and applying their Marxist ideals to fundamentally change our country, not just to tear down our history, but literally to burn it down.”

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Black Lives Matter founders declare opposition to the nuclear family on the “What We Believe” page of its website. It omits fathers in its prescription for social reorganization. “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

Black Lives Matter’s website states: “We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”

Heterosexuality must not be a norm, according to Black Lives Matter. “We foster a queer‐affirming network,” states the organization. “When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of hetero-normative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”

Loeffler described left-wing “cancel culture” and resulting political self-censorship among conservatives is an existential threat to America. As co-owner of WNBA team Atlanta Dream, she recalled her opposition to the WNBA’s plans to support the Black Lives Matter campaign by placing the the left-wing movement’s slogans on athletes’ clothing. She recommended placement of an American flag on players’ uniforms.

“I’ve heard from literally thousands of Americans that have said, ‘Thank you for speaking out, because I can’t do it,’” Loeffler said. “I’ve heard from business owners — small and large — that have said, ‘I can’t give to certain candidates, whether it’s the president on down, because I’m being cancelled for who I politically support.’”

Loeffler added, “I think that’s terrible. We can’t have that in our country. People are afraid of speaking out, and I’ve realized that I have to stand up and say if we don’t draw the line, we’ll lose the country, and it’s worth fighting for.”

Loeffler concluded by contrasting Democrats and Republicans on matters of law and order.

“People want law and order,” Loeffler stated, “and they know that the Republican Party [and] I will stand with the president and fight for law and order [and] back the blue.”

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Out of Control: Shots Rain Down on Rioting Anarchists

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The entire world is watching out of control Kenosha, Wisconsin, through a microscope. The state’s Democrat Governor flatly refused help from the federal government, leading directly to a third night of violence. This time, the mob was met by armed opposition from local residents who were forced to take the law into their own hands. The Deep State is starting to panic because all of the violence so far has been one sided. That’s why they keep trying to drag right-wing extremists like the Boogaloo Boys into the fray. Residents defending their city doesn’t fit their plan, so now they have the progressive propaganda mill working over time to make you think the boogie boys were involved with this one. That accusation is nothing but fake news.

If the police can’t maintain control, the citizens will

Rioting anarchists in Kenosha weren’t expecting a rain of lead in their evening weather forecast. After all, the police were totally outnumbered and the National Guard weren’t allowed to get involved. They were expecting to be totally in control for a third night in a row of destroying what’s left of Kenosha. At least some of the bolder residents decided to take the law into their own hands and defend their property. The mob has gotten accustomed to burning car dealerships for entertainment. Not this time. One rioter was shot in the head and two others killed, more were wounded. Police aren’t looking real hard for the suspects, since they’ve been defunded and all.

The police don’t like surrendering control to anarchists but there is nothing they can do. Their city and state officials have ordered them to stand down and allow the anarchists to exercise their free speech protest rights by burning and looting as they prowl the streets in armed packs to terrorize ordinary citizens.

Long before the sun went down on Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows took an urgent phone call. “I got a call today from a congressman who represents that district, and from Senator Ron Johnson as well, really just pleading for help, saying that the local sheriff and the mayor and police chief need some additional assistance.” Meadows immediately jumped on it. “I got on the phone right away and offered assistance in the form of additional National Guard help.” Meanwhile, “The president was on the phone with the governor.” They had the “National Guard standing by, and if the general for the National Guard [in Kenosha] needs additional help, we’re there to do it.” They were all set to do what it took to get things back under control but by the time the president hung up the phone, the order was canceled. “That request was denied by the governor.” That means the full responsibility for anything that happened that night rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Tony Evers. Liberal Mayor John Antaramian gets a share of the blame too, for letting him get away with it.

Don’t blame the Boogie Boys

Over the past two months, all of the out of control violence has been committed by Black Lives Matter anarchists. Despite antics like sending a Black Panther group to the Ku Klux Klan stronghold of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Darth Soros and his forces have been unable to goad right-wingers into a response. The Deep State did manage to prod a couple Boogaloo associated extremists into taking unsanctioned actions on their own, but it didn’t spread into the Helter Skelter civil war that the New World Order generals are trying desperately to ignite.

When citizens took up arms to defend their homes and livelihoods last night, that totally makes the anarchists look bad. Folks might actually start realizing the police are good for something after all. Since the lefties can’t control the Boogie Boys and make them come out and play, the left-wing propaganda mill will write them into the script. That way, they can make the world think they were there and they’ll just have to crawl out of the igloo then, those directing the mobs believe.

Social media reports are saying a lot more than news outlets about what really happened. The gist of it is that in the first deadly incident, multiple gunshots were fired “after people chased a guy with a rifle. Rifle dude tripped and fell. He fired his gun at a guy who jumped on top of him.” That sounds totally like self-defense. The second event involve a man who was armed because he was “defending the car dealership and opened fire on the rioter who was attempting to vandalize or burn the dealership down.” As expected the situation went totally out of control and the police were powerless to stop any of it.

Democrats spin the control their way

Left wing outlet Occupy Democrats tries real hard to spin the control back the way they want the narrative to go. “After jackbooted riot cops forced the main body of protesters away from the courthouse with a vicious barrage of tear gas and rubber bullets, some protesters began heading towards a nearby gas station, where a confrontation occurred.” They get the next part fairly accurate regarding the car dealership. “A young man who is believed to be a right-wing militia member allegedly “protecting the property” opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, killing two people and wounding one more.” They report the other shooting as “video clearly shows the man running away from the scene of the crime as protesters chase him, yelling “HE SHOT SOMEONE.” The shooter trips and falls and is leapt upon by a protester, who the shooter fires upon.”

Without an indications at all that either of the shooters – if they weren’t actually the same one – had anything to do with the Boogaloo movement, they label Kyle Rittenhouse as “the shooter” as “a member of a white supremacist militia called Boogaloo boys.” He wasn’t wearing a Hawaiian shirt. He had no patches or other identifying insignia with igloos or Pepe or any other Boog symbolism. His Facebook page indicates he’s pro-police, but nothing to show he’s a boogie boy. They can’t control the facts but they can alter the narrative to fit their needs, and that’s exactly what they are doing.

The thing that really terrifies the organized out of state leadership in control of the Black Lives Matter movement is that the police seemed to side with the local residents against the anarchists. They see that as somehow “unfair.” “He has his long gun strapped across his chest, he walks up to police officers, and literally 3 officers rolled right past him.” Not only that, “videos suggest a disturbing amount of coordination and support between the police and the right-wing protesters; some videos show the police distributing water to the militiamen.”

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