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Republicans mustn’t let mainstream media manipulate them into complacency

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Things are looking up for many Republicans running for office in 2018. Thanks in large part to the way Democrats have handled the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process, many races that were leaning to the left are pulling to the right while many Republican frontrunners are pulling away from their competitors.

This may sound like good news for the GOP, but it can also be a curse if complacency starts setting in. Nothing can be taken for granted. Lest we forget, over 95% of polls and projections had Hillary Clinton winning the White House and over 65% had them taking control of the Senate in 2016. They, too, had the momentum just as the GOP has the momentum today.

We’ll be doing deep analyses on the most important races throughout October.

One thing that should make Republicans very concerned is when mainstream media other than Fox News or WSJ starts pointing to good news for Republicans in key races. This is a trap in most cases, one designed to make Republican voters think their votes aren’t necessary because the chips are stacked in their favor.

Many clever leftist media outlets will do two things. First, they’ll play on the fact that an increasing number of Americans barely read past the headline. Some don’t read anything other than the headline and the description of the article when they find it on social media. Yes, we’re a lazy society that attempts to draw conclusions so we can post comments without taking the time to read the actual articles.

The second technique is burying the lede. It’s a tried and true technique of manipulating the masses by leaving the most important aspects of a story deeper in the text to prevent people from ever getting to it.

Here’s a classic example of a leftist publication pretending to be unbiased and posting a story intended to make Republicans complacent:

Cook Political Report shifts three Senate races toward Republicans

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, shifted three Senate races in favor of Republicans as well as one Senate race toward Democrats less than five weeks out from the midterm elections.

Cook moved Senate races in Montana, Nebraska and New Jersey all in favor of Republicans. Sen. Jon Tester faces one of the most competitive race this cycle, which was shifted from “lean Democratic” to “toss-up.” Tester is running against state auditor Matt Rosendale (R) in a state where President Trump won by double-digits in 2016.

That all sounds good for Republicans, right? Actually, those of us following the races and actually reading the Cook Political Report realize that three of the four races highlighted by the report still favor Democrats. Yes, they shifted, but Cook clearly indicates Democrats will likely win New Jersey, Montana, and Ohio. As for Nebraska, The Hill highlights the shift there that is essentially meaningless.

Based on the headline and the first two paragraphs, the takeaway would be that Republicans are poised to win seats they weren’t going to win before. The reality of the situation is that Bob Hugin still has a mountain to climb if he’s going to beat Bob Menendez in far-left New Jersey. Democrat Jon Tester has been ahead in every single poll in Montana and though Cook lists the race as a tossup, they admit he’ll still likely win. As for Nebraska, incumbent Republican Deb Fischer shifted from likely to solid.

Despite the article that is intended to make Republicans feel good about their chances, the reality is three of the four faces are still favoring the Democrats while the race that favors Republicans has always favored Republicans.

Control of the House and possibly even the Senate will be based solely on which party is able to get their loyal voters off the couch or out of the office and into the booths on election day. The GOP is looking strong, but Democrats looked strong going into the 2016 election. That didn’t work out so well for them.

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Exposing the truth about Republicans

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Which party founded the KKK, supported slavery, and opposed civil rights and giving blacks the vote?

A recent video from Will Witt from PragerU exposes that people do not really know that much about the Republican and Democratic parties. The revelation of the facts of the matter shocked most of the people, showing that the government indoctrination system is woefully inadequate to educating the country. No matter how much money they waste.

Now that the Left is doing all they can to render the words racist and sexist meaningless, while numbing everyone to real crimes against certain minorities. It’s vitally important to correct the record on which political party began with the purpose of the abolition of slavery. The party that started the – and revived – the KKK and which party opposed civil rights and giving blacks the vote.

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Only 35% of Americans oppose ICE raids

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Only 36 of Americans oppose ICE raids

Anyone who listens to legacy media outlets or spends enough time on progressive social media sites probably thinks the ICE raids on illegal immigrants with deportation orders are unpopular. “The Squad” rails against them. Progressive pundits scream until they’re nearly in tears. The various echo chambers get hashtags trending about how wrong it is to capture people who have broken the law and been properly adjudicated to be removed from the country.

But a majority of Americans support the raids.

A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows 51% of Americans support the raids, while only 35% oppose them. This number should be shocking considering all the anti-raid propaganda being pushed by the left, but it’s really not. Americans are generally believers in law and order. They’re aware of the generosity of the nation despite attempts to paint us as callous and to promote the narrative that the President is uncaring.

We are also aware that those targeted by ICE aren’t random people of foreign descent despite the progressive talking points used by nearly every legacy media outlet. They were all given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were fleeing oppression that falls into the context of asylum. But the vast majority – around 90% – never even show up to their hearing to make the case. This is because they’ve been told if they can simply claim asylum and then disappear into the interior, nothing will happen to them.

It’s important for these raids to move forward, increase in frequency, and extend indefinitely until the message is sent to countries with millions of people preparing to take the dangerous journey to our southern border. The message must be made clear: If they do not want to go through the legal process to enter and stay in the country, they will be sent back. With that message delivered, much fewer will attempt it.

The greatest asset conservatives have is the truth. We must not allow Democrats and their media allies to convince us their lies are true. Americans are aware of the problem at the southern border. We must keep the pressure up.

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As Erica Thomas’s racism story breaks down, The Guardian now says she’s a Republican

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As Erica Thomass racism story breaks down The Guardian now says shes a Republican

It’s funny how the media treats lawmakers when it comes to their political affiliation. If something is good, it’s probably a Democrat at the heart of the report. If it’s bad, it’s probably a Republican. The Guardian and AP News don’t seem to actually care which is which. They interchange political parties based on the sentiment of the story, even if they’re already declared a different party previously.

Case-in-point, Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas after she claimed to be the victim of a racist rant versus Georgia Republican Erica Thomas after her story starts falling apart.

Thomas’s original claim was that a white racist told her to “go back where she came from,” echoing the “racist” Tweet made in completely different circumstances by President Trump. That story stuck all the way into a media interview until Eric Sparkes showed up. He admitted to cursing at the African-American lawmaker because she was in the express checkout lane at the grocery store with too many items. But he vehemently denies saying anything racist, including the “go back” line Thomas attributed to him.

As it turns out, he’s Cuban and a Democrat.

The Guardian, through an Associated Press source, initially said Thomas was a Democrat, which she is:

Erica Sparks The Guardian Democrat

But once the story crumbled, she was suddenly a Republican:

Erica Sparks The Guardian Republican

Was this intentional? Actually, it doesn’t matter. If it was intentional, then it’s just part of standard operating procedure to smear Republicans whenever possible. If it was an accident, then it’s a Freudian slip of sorts, one that both proper journalists and good editors, both of which should be employed at The Guardian, should be able to catch very easily. As of the writing of this article, the correction has not been made.

People like Erica Thomas put real victims of racism at risk when they make false claims like this. But the media’s trumpeting of false narratives does nothing to help fix the situation. Both are complicit in denying the truth.

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