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All eyes were on Atlanta, but the bellwether race was in Rock Hill

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The nation fixated on Georgia’s 6th Congressional district Tuesday night, because of the drama. Jon Ossoff could have captured New Gingrich’s seat, that’s been in Republican hands since Jimmy Carter was president. Between both parties $50 million was spent on that race, which seemed to stretch since January (because it did).

It was pointed out on the radio that the French had a presidential election, a runoff, and a legislative election–for their entire country–between the Georgia special election and the runoff for CD6. So the drama was there, the money was there, and all eyes were on that spectacle. But it’s not the bellwether.

It’s not the bellwether specifically because it’s a spectacle, and cannot be sustained. The Democrats loaded all their powder and shot their wad at Georgia, and knew they could lose. Ossoff’s best chance was to win in April with 50 percent plus 1, but he didn’t. So all Democrats could do is throw more (and more and more) money at the race, and Republicans responded in kind, although mostly from super PACs.

In the end, all the Democrats picked up was 10 points, which, for the money, severely underperformed. They also got a bright future for Ossoff, who is young and now well-known.

However, the more important race was South Carolina’s 5th Congressional district. Spending in that race totaled just over $2 million between Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell. It wasn’t a spectacle, and it didn’t last for months. Fighting over Mick Mulvaney’s old seat wasn’t near as sexy as Atlanta, but it means a whole lot more.

You see, in November 2016, Mulvaney defeated Democrat Fran Person 59.2 percent to 38.7. President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in all counties in the district except Lee and Sumter, with a total of 60.8 to 39.2 percent overall.

But in the special election, Norman only beat Parnell by 3.2 percent–and 1.1 percent was voted for minor candidates. Spending under a million dollars, Parnell dug 9 points into Trump’s performance, and over Person’s in November. Yes, the GOP held the seat, but only barely. If Democrats had thrown even 2 or 3 percent of what they wasted in Georgia into South Carolina, they might have won the seat.

That’s important going forward, because regular Congressional races aren’t won by $50 million war chests and months of spectacle. Republicans should be girding up their loins for a tough battle in 2018, and Paul Ryan’s super PAC won’t be able to save every race.

All eyes were on Atlanta, but the real battle was in Rock Hill.

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Charlie Kirk points to the danger that’s present and the media that’s absent

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Charlie Kirk points to the danger that's present and the media that's absent

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk is no stranger to attacking the media for the leftist propaganda and reporting hypocrisy. He’s also built a reputation of defending conservatives on campus where they are arguably the most targeted for their beliefs.

These two areas of expertise collided in one poignant quote following an incident in which a conservative was attacked on the Berkeley campus for being a conservative, the whole Jussie Smollett incident, and the conspicuous absence of mainstream media coverage of both.

Seriously, where is the media?

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List of DIA products ordered from AATIP reads like a science fiction weapons list

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List of DIA products ordered from AATIP reads like a science fiction weapons list

If one were to bring up wormholes, invisibility cloaks, mind-controlled drones, or warp drives in casual conversation, it would be assumed they were talking about some science fiction or young adult fantasy novel. Of course, they could also be talking about the long list of products ordered by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program (AATIP).

The list of projects being at least discussed if not initiated is nothing short of astounding. It’s a dream for conspiracy theorists who believe the government was been working on ways to manipulate extra dimensions, which apparently they have. Sadly, this information doesn’t come as a result of a noble member of the government expressing concerns in their oversight of the projects or an intrepid scientist pulling a weapons technology version of the Edward Snowden technique. Instead, it comes from a Freedom of Information Act filing by the Federation for American Scientists.

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As with anything that has to do with advancements in science and the United States government, at least some of this should be taken with a grain of salt. They often throw out quite advanced concepts to explore even though the chances of success are slim for now. Better to be prepared than to start something late.

This video by Truthstream Media alerts us once again to some of the strange things being done by our government. Are they out to protect us from the “Field Effects on Biological Tissues” or are they testing for… other reasons.

It all reminds me of this from The Onion:

 


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Videos show conservative beaten on UC Berkeley campus. Please help identify the assaulter.

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Videos show conservative beaten on UC Berkeley campus Please help identify the assaulter

Being conservative on college campuses in America can be challenging. It seems that conservatism is more than just a challenge at UC Berkeley. It can be downright dangerous.

Editor’s Note: The videos released publicly do not show all of the events that transpired before the alleged assault. Just as we called for judgment to be held when the initial Covington Catholic School videos were released, so too do we believe we shouldn’t jump to absolute conclusions until law enforcement releases official information. With that said, yes, these videos are pretty darn compelling against the perpetrator.

Brad Devlin, former President of Berkeley College Republicans, posted a series of Tweets that seem to detail the events surrounding the alleged assault as well as video of the assault itself. There’s also an image of the alleged perpetrator. Calls have been made by officials and those associated with the victim to help identify him.

Videos show conservative beaten on UC Berkeley campus Please help identify the assaulter

If this turns out to be an accurate depiction of events, one can easily see this as a hate crime.

The unhinged nature of extremists leads to the level of hatred that gives us incidents like these. While they happen from both sides of the political aisle, it seems as if the left has been growing increasingly violent in recent months.

Differences in political opinion shouldn’t lead to violence.

This story is developing. We will update as more information comes in. Campus Reform is also covering this closely as the victim was closely associated with them.

VIDEO: Conservative suffers blow to the face at Berkeley

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11898In other footage obtained by Campus Reform, another person, also unidentified, approached the students, claiming they were “encouraging violence.” Williams told Campus Reform that as the physical confrontations took place, a number of onlookers simply watched.“Some students nearby tabling were laughing, even one guy was smiling while I was being attacked and trying to hand me his flyer as a joke,” the alleged victim said. “The idea is free speech has consequences…. which include you getting assaulted if they find you promoting ideas others don’t agree with.”A student who asked to remain anonymous and was at the scene after the alleged victim got punched said someone also tore apart their signs.“As I approached the table I could see our TPUSA pins all over the floor, our signs were torn apart, Hayden’s eye was red, and his nose was bleeding,” the student told Campus Reform.Dan Mogulof, assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Communications and Public Affairs for UC-Berkeley told Campus Reform that while he has not seen confirmation of the assault, he condemns the behavior.

How do you trigger certain college students? Just be a conservative on campus and you may get attacked. Share the image of this guy and help find him before he assaults someone else.

 


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