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Roy Moore wins, judicial supremacists beware

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Former Alabama Chief Justice, Judge Roy Moore, defeated McConnell lackey and President Trump-supported incumbent, Luther Strange, last night.  And it wasn’t some close primary election that will end up meaning nothing.  Judge Moore defeated the Trump-backed Strange by winning 63 of the 67 counties in Alabama.

Candidates win elections, but it was Christian conservatism and the biblical principles of liberty and moral law that aided the anti-swamp environment against the McConnell-Trump alliance, and that’s a good thing for America.  But some of the initial takes from the DC smart set don’t agree and some of their early takes on Moore’s win are somewhere between amusing and certifiably insane.  The left-wing takes are beyond certifiably insane, so I’m gonna focus on the initial takes from the Right.

First, there was Tim Miller on Twitter.  He’s a self-described Jeb! Bush alum, which probably means he worked for the Bush campaign, and President of America Rising (another establishment machine advertised as conservative).  He took to Twitter to declare his “smart” analysis, which was to claim that the Moore win is about “triggering the lib/media” more than “Trump loyalty or Truecon principles.”

And from another tweet, in his ignorance of God’s moral law, he also seemed to suggest Judge Moore was crazier than Todd Akin, while accusing the GOP of having nobody willing to stand up to Moore’s alleged brand of crazy.  Mr. Miller has since clarified his early take as coming from the perspective of the 2016 election.  But even this clarification falls short because it fails to consider Judge Moore’s principled stands against the establishment and judicial supremacists, even at the expense of his own career.

And then there was David French, a National Review senior writer, who I normally enjoy reading and usually agree with on most issues.  His early take on why Judge Moore won was the more certifiably insane view, from a conservative point of view.  Because frankly, it was plain nonsense and it showed that he’s never examined who Judge Moore is and what his actual positions are or his record.

Mr. French was on the Glenn Beck Program this morning, and Glenn started by asking his take on the Alabama primary and Moore’s win.  Mr. French’s “hot take” sounded more like an Evan McMullin, DC smart set switched bodies with him and ignorantly assumed Judge Moore is a populist, which in most cases should be interpreted interchangeably with nationalism (most people make this common mistake).  He claimed with a serious voice, as if he knows what he’s talking about, that Trump’s populist wave nominated him for the Senate seat once occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He also insanely accused the South for being essentially infatuated more with populism over God’s moral law.  It wasn’t Trump’s populism that caused the South to go for Trump.  The Southern environment is one that is fed up with the anti-South elitists in the North and on the coasts, and Hillary was seen as the embodiment of that Northern corruption.  Trump took advantage of the environment of Southern anger in the Bible belt, and Trump had the name ID to do it.

The left-wing media will latch onto a few choice words from Judge Moore’s stump speeches over his career, and without understanding the biblical and theological context, they will portray him as certifiably crazy.  I’m personally less concerned about their “hot takes” on Moore’s win because they’re even more certifiable than French’s absurd ignorance.

If grassroots conservatives, and even the DC smart set, want an honest take on why Judge Roy Moore defeated the Trump-backed Luther Strange, then they should read Steve Deace and Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review.  They know Judge Moore and his record, and they understand why Alabamans trust and like his firebrand and principled stands against the Ruling Class and judicial supremacists.

Perspectives

The audacity of hope: Alabama voters trust godly values and Roy Moore | Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/the-audacity-of-hope-al-voters-trust-godly-values-and-roy-moore#pq=NIWiedRepublican voters want representatives for whom God and the Constitution are not talking points to win their votes but a way of life. This is what we all used to want in our elected Republicans. Then we got scared to run on these beliefs publicly, but extolled those virtues privately. Now the clickservative world has open disdain for those values. And voters rebelled against that by casting an affirmative vote for the values that people inside certain zip codes, the clickservative media, and the Republican legal profession have long ago scorned.

Top 5 takeaways from Judge Roy Moore’s win | Steve Deace, Conservative Review

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/top-5-takeaways-from-judge-roy-moores-winThis confirms that “better than Hillary” is not a suicide pact. And though the cultic element within Trump’s core support is troublesome and impossible to ignore, it turns out Trump’s base is driving Trump — it’s not Trump driving his base. In fact, Strange actually under-performed his polling following Trump’s campaign visit — there was no Trump bounce at all.

If the president wants to avoid further embarrassment, he better start surrounding himself with conservatives in the West Wing — pronto — who actually have a read on what’s happening with his base. Because someone has wrongly told Trump his base is the stereotype often sold on cable news or willing to do whatever he asks of them.

 Final Thoughts

The Alabama primary was similar to the 2016 election because the Bible belt and the Southern political environment is still fundamentally opposed to the DC swamp, and the McConnell-Trump alliance supporting Luther Strange was the face of the swamp.  But it is not the 2016 election because Alabama voters and Bible belt voters are not the same as Rust belt and Midwest anti-swamp voters.  And Judge Roy Moore is not Donald J. Trump.

In 2016, nationally, what the DC smart set calls a “populist wave,” was an anti-swamp election and Trump took advantage of that environment and made it a bigger priority than God’s moral law.  That is how Alabama and the Bible belt went for Trump over more godly candidates like Rand Paul or Ted Cruz.

However, the Alabama primary is about who Alabama voters believe embodies their political environment and feelings, not all Trump and Cruz supporters nationwide.  Judge Moore had the bigger name ID statewide than the incumbent, Luther Strange.  It was Judge Moore’s known stands against the swamp and judicial supremacists as a Chief Justice, at the expense of his own career – twice.  It helped him take advantage of that Alabama environment.  Judge Moore’s record standing up for and defending God in the public square and the original intent of the Constitution was seen as the anti-swamp solution for Alabama voters.

The Trump-backed Luther Strange was the Alabama face of the McConnell swamp in DC.  Trump supporters united with Cruz supporters to reject Trump’s populist personality because Alabama voters equated it to the McConnell swamp.  The magnitude of that image made Judge Moore’s record of Christian conservatism and moral law constitutionalism more appealing than Trump’s personality and populism.

Donald Trump’s 2016 win showed that grassroots conservatives and the Bible belt would settle for candidates if they were only anti-swamp.  However, Judge Roy Moore’s win shows they will vote for anti-swamp candidates who have a record fighting for Godly principles and the Constitution more.  Moral law and God are more important to the Bible belt than the young hippie pastors give credit, even if mocking the Bible belt in the pulpit causes laughter from their congregations.

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Liz Wheeler on the most disgusting part of the Jussie Smollett scandal

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There are plenty of things about the Jussie Smollett scandal that should disgust us. The instant reaction by celebrities, politicians, and the media is right there at the top, especially when we consider how many are now saying, “let’s wait for the facts.” The notion that a successful gay black man thought it appropriate to make himself seem like a victim is also up there.

As One America News Network’s Liz Wheeler points out, we should also be disgusted that Smollett chose this victim status over being a strong leader and role model for less privileged black and gay people who could have looked up to him for his strength instead of now being scornful of his weakness.

What does that say about America when the left tries so hard to build the narrative that everything is wrong, they’re unwilling to recognize the real problems that are plaguing America. Why? Because they’re the biggest part of the problem.

 


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Leftist media pushes back on Green New Deal criticism

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Leftist media pushes back on Green New Deal criticism

It’s been an up-and-down couple of weeks for proponents of the Green New Deal. Before details were released, it was already being heralded as the greatest thing since President Obama’s election. Then, the details came out and even many on the left were taken aback by the ambitious and incoherent provisions of the deal as detailed in a FAQ section on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s government web page.

But that was just a draft. They took it down. At least that was the story.

Unfortunately for proponents, they were caught a little flat-footed as questions started pouring in about, well, all of it. Even if we dismiss the less-draconian concepts such as eliminating air travel or the less-sane ideas like taking care of those who are unwilling to work, the left is still stuck with a proposal that the most frugal estimates put at costing around $7 trillion while other’s consider the decade-long cost to be in the HUNDREDS of trillions of dollars.

This is, of course, ludicrous. There’s not enough money in the entire world to pay for the proposal if its cost is somewhere between the lowest and highest estimates, but that hasn’t stopped leftist media from regrouping. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, they’re doing everything they can to recommit to this concept. It’s not that they suddenly believe in this fairy tale. It’s that they don’t want this to be the issue Republicans attack in the 2020 elections.

One article in particular that I read from CNN (yes, sometimes I need to see what the other side is thinking) really struck me for its honesty about the situation. Though I stopped reading it in paragraph two when it referred to “non-partisan” PolitiFact, I went back to it just now to digest the awfulness fully (see the sacrifices I make for our readers!).

To be clear, much of what this article says is correct. It asserts the GOP will take the tenets of the Green New Deal and use it to scare voters into thinking it’s even worse than Obamacare. From 2010 through 2016, Republicans attacked Obamacare incessantly and it worked, giving them the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014, and the White House in 2016. Unfortunately, they stopped there and didn’t actually go after Obamacare with the same fervor they held in their campaign rhetoric and now the Democrats have turned the issue on its head.

But here’s the thing. Obamacare may have been bad, but the Green New Deal truly is worse. It’s not even close. Even if we take at face value the notion that the Green New Deal is simply an ambitious framework around which real legislation can be forged, we have to look at the core issues entailed in order to see the true damage it can do. This is a socialist document. It’s a call for the same levels of insanity that drive the Medicare-for-All movement. Within its frivolous attempts to change perceptions of air travel, cows, and job creation is a deep-rooted desire to convert Americans to needing more government.

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The Green New Deal represents the far-left’s desire to make more American dependent on government. At the same time, it aims to increase the levels of dependency for those who are already in need of assistance. It wants Democrats to latch their wagons on the notion that if we become a militantly environmentalist nation, that will serve the dual purpose of giving us fulfillment while saving the planet.

I believe most leftist journalists understand this, but they see in the ridiculous framework a path through which Republicans can be defeated wholesale in 2020 as long as the left can control the narrative surrounding the Green New Deal. They fear another Obamacare counterinsurgency that would wipe out the anti-Trump gains they made in 2018, so they’ve adopted a stance that the Green New Deal isn’t as bad as Fox News says it is. Meanwhile, they’re doing everything they can to say, “look over here and not at the Green New Deal.”

The politics behind what the Green New Deal represents is more in play than the tenets of the proposal itself, at least in the eyes of leftist media. It’s not that they want to promote the concept. They simply don’t want the concept to derail their party in the next election.

 


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Louis Farrakhan refers to Ilhan Omar as ‘sweetheart,’ prompting zero outrage

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as “Sweetheart” as he addressed her during a speaking engagement on Sunday. He apparently caught his faux pas and immediately justified the remark, but at that point the moniker which many consider to be sexist or misogynistic had already been noted.

Nevertheless, it didn’t cause the stir one might expect. As a far-left progressive, Omar is known for being a feminist icon on Capitol Hill even though she hasn’t been in office for a full two months yet. As our EIC noted, the lack of a rebuke was because of the source, not because she now feels it’s okay to refer to her as “sweetheart.”

The statement came as Farrakhan was telling Omar she shouldn’t be sorry for the statements she made last week about Israel, AIPAC, and Jewish influence in Washington DC, particularly over Republicans.

In a world where consistency was still considered a virtue, followers of Omar would be wondering why she’s not expressing outrage over the belittling reference from a powerful man. But the world isn’t consistent and Farrakhan always gets a pass.

 


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