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Every Conservative Should Be Furious with the 10 Words Lindsey Graham Said About Biden in Leaked Audio

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Lindsey Graham 2.0 apparently downgraded to Lindsey Graham 1.0 sometime during the certification of the Electoral College.

In new audio released by CNN on Tuesday, the Republican senator from South Carolina can be heard praising Democrat Joe Biden as the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion was ongoing, telling an unidentified individual that the incoming president was “the best person to have” at the moment.

That prediction, as you might have imagined, hasn’t ended well.

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The audio, aired on “Anderson Cooper 360” Tuesday night, was obtained by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, the New York Times reporters who have authored “This Shall Not Pass,” a recently released tome about the 2020 election and its aftermath.

The main revelations from the book have involved the Republicans who turned on then-President Donald Trump in the wake of Jan. 6.

The two leading congressional Republicans — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky — both talked about hounding Trump from politics.

McCarthy even inquired about invoking the 25th Amendment and evicting Trump from the White House early; that amendment to the Constitution provides a mechanism for removing a sitting president for reasons of unfitness.

McConnell, meanwhile, talked of being “exhilarated” about Trump’s political downfall.

Say what you will about those statements, but none of them praised Joseph Robinette Biden, a mental husk of a man propelled to the presidency by a media enthralled simply by the fact he wasn’t Donald Trump.

Graham, on the other hand, Went There™.

“We will actually come out of this thing stronger. Moments like this reset,” the senator is heard saying in the clip, apparently recorded by the reporters after Graham had been moved to a secure area.

“It’ll take a while. People will calm down. People will [say] ‘I don’t want to be associated with that.’ This is a group within a group. What this does, it will be a rallying effect for a while, where the country says, ‘We’re better than this,’” Graham continued, assumedly referring to those who had entered the Capitol.

Then, about Biden: “He’ll be maybe the best person to have, right? I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”



You know that point in a predictable movie where some character will utter, “I mean, how much worse can it get?” Then, the ceiling will collapse on top of him as he sits on the floor of a flooded house, or a loud bang will come from the car he’s driving and thick, black smoke will begin pouring out from under the hood? It’s kind of like that.

“You can almost hear in his voice, Senator Graham, trying to sort of play out what the impact of this attack, which as we talked was still ongoing as we spoke that afternoon on the 6th,” Martin told Cooper.

“The Capitol police were still trying to clear the Capitol in those moments, but Graham is already thinking ahead. He is thinking about the political impact on his party and thinking about the impact on the country,” he continued.

“And could this be a 9/11-style moment where the country rallies together? And who better to lead the country than a conciliatory figure like the new president, Graham’s old friend, Joe Biden. And my goodness, those two assumptions in the days and weeks later, Anderson, would obviously prove to be errant.”

Jan. 6 was a confusing moment for our country in general and elected Republicans in particular. Nobody knew the size or the scope of the Capitol incursion, or if there was complicity from the White House, or if there was a threat going forward.

Despite the left’s best efforts to paint Jan. 6 as a moment on par with 9/11, what we now know is that a concatenation of security blunders and poor decisions led to a number of individuals being able to breach the Capitol.

Neither the sanctity of our elections nor our American representative democracy was threatened that day — but, then and in the days that followed, certain reactions from top Republicans were within the bounds of reason.

One of them wasn’t this: “He’ll be maybe the best person to have, right? I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”

Yes, Graham knew Biden from his Senate days, when the Delaware lawmaker tried to forge friendships by reaching across the aisle. Those days were more than a decade old, though, and the 2020 campaign demonstrated that — to the extent he was still cognizant of his political positioning — Joe Biden had turned hard left to appease a Democratic Party that now spat, not reached, across the aisle.

Everything that has happened in the intervening year and a half could have or should have been predicted in the days and weeks before Biden’s inauguration.

He promised to spend like a kid with a credit card; we now have unchecked inflation and ballooning debt.

He projected weakness as a leader; Russia has invaded Ukraine and China is making noises about taking Taiwan.

He pledged to focus on drastically cutting emissions to an unrealistic extent; energy prices are at staggering highs and the administration’s solution is for you to buy an electric car.

So yes, one might say Graham’s prediction later “proved to be errant.” The only thing Biden could ever manage to unite, at this juncture in his career, is the Republican Party.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Elon Musk Is ‘Out for Blood,’ Declares Total War on the Democratic Establishment

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From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct.

If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.”

Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history.

The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies.

Not anymore.

Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies.

After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement from our current national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, for added credibility.

Both tweets are textbook examples of disinformation, yet each remains in place on Twitter’s website. This issue was raised by a Twitter user, who sent a message to Musk asking him to look into it when he gains control of the company.

Musk acknowledged the tweet below and then messaged Twitter’s current CEO, Parag Agrawal, and the company’s policy and legal head, Vijaya Gadde, who serves as Twitter’s ultimate censor.

The Democrats started it and now it’s game on. Musk has declared war on the Democratic establishment.

It will be good for America to have someone like Musk at the top of a major tech platform. There’s no way to overstate the importance of a plurality of voices in the national conversation. His leadership will help topple the left’s lock on U.S. news.

Thanks to the hate they’ve piled onto Musk, the left has awoken a sleeping giant. And just like the Japanese in World War II, they may live to regret it.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

From the moment news of Elon Musk’s purchase of a 9-percent stake in Twitter Company broke, the assault on the self-described free-speech absolutist began. Musk has faced regulatory scrutiny, been labeled a racist and on Thursday, he was accused of sexual misconduct. If the left was expecting to cow the world’s richest man into submission, they’ve seriously misread him. Not only is he undaunted, he’s “out for blood.” I am indeed out for blood — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2022 Although Twitter is best known for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the company also played a huge role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia hoax, which began as an effort to sway the 2016 election and was quite possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in American political history. The powers that be at Twitter, other Big Tech firms and the legacy media, who hold themselves out to be arbiters of the truth, helped advance the lies and conceal the truth to shape the national debate. Their efforts turned a large portion of Americans against former President Donald Trump and have caused untold destruction and division in the country. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was actually a Clinton campaign donor and voter in 2016. He, like many Americans, bought the lies. Not anymore. Now, he’s taking aim at the Trump-Russia hoax, a fabrication that’s still being allowed to spread on Twitter, despite overwhelmingly harsh action against conservatives who try to counter the lies. After her campaign alerted the media to the bogus story that the Trump organization had covert ties to Russia’s Alfa Bank in October 2016, a move we learned on Friday that she herself had approved, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton immediately took to Twitter to disseminate the false story. She even included a statement…

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Deep-Blue Areas Overcounted in Census While Heartland States Were Handed Noticeable Setback

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Maybe it’s coincidence or something else altogether, but a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that several red states were undercounted in the 2020 census, while about an equal number of blue states were overcounted.

One practical impact is that red states likely received less representation than they should in Congress, while blue states received more.

And the kicker is the situation cannot be remedied until after the next census in 2030.

The Census Bureau reported that its Post-Enumeration Survey, which uses sampling to check the accuracy of the 2020 census, found that Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas were all undercounted.

Arkansas was the highest, with approximately a 5 percent undercount, while Texas was the lowest at just under 2 percent.

Amidst that group of red states was Illinois, whose population was also undercounted by about 2 percent.

On the flip side, the states that were overcounted include Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Utah.

So two red states — Ohio and Utah — were among the blue states with this problem.

The states with the greatest overcounts were Hawaii, with about 6.8 percent, followed by Delaware and Rhode Island at about 5 percent.

The lowest overcount was in Ohio at approximately 1.5 percent.

In 36 states and the District of Columbia, the enumeration survey found no statistically significant difference from the census count.

Roll Call reported, based on the survey’s findings, Texas and Florida should have picked up an additional congressional seat.

Meanwhile, Rhode Island and Minnesota should have likely lost a seat had they not been overcounted.

Tennessee was another red state that might have picked up an additional seat, but for its population being undercounted, according to The Hill.

The map below shows how the apportionment worked out nationwide, based on the 2020 census.

The states in gray stayed the same. Those in purple lost seats, and the states in green gained.

So Texas picked up two seats, but it should have gotten three, and Florida gained one seat, but should have added two.

“No census is perfect,” Census Bureau Director Robert Santos said during a public webinar about the latest results from enumeration survey, NPR reported.

“And the PES allows us to become more informed about the 2020 census by estimating what portion of the population was correctly counted, where we missed people and where some people were counted that shouldn’t have been.”

NPR further noted that in 1999 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statistical sampling could not be used to produce census data for reapportioning Congress.

So the current breakdown of House members is what it’s going to be through the 2030 election cycle.

Allison Plyer, a former chair of the bureau’s scientific advisory committee, told NPR that states have the ability to push people to participate in the census in what she called “get-out-the-count” efforts.

She argued Texas could have done more.

“We know that Texas invested very little in get-out-the-count, and when they did so, it was very late in the process,” Plyer said.

So pattern or coincidence in the undercounts and overcounts?

It’s not clear, but given that red states ended up with the short end of the stick, it’s definitely worth giving special attention to the next time the census comes around.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Maybe it’s coincidence or something else altogether, but a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that several red states were undercounted in the 2020 census, while about an equal number of blue states were overcounted. One practical impact is that red states likely received less representation than they should in Congress, while blue states received more. And the kicker is the situation cannot be remedied until after the next census in 2030. The Census Bureau reported that its Post-Enumeration Survey, which uses sampling to check the accuracy of the 2020 census, found that Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas were all undercounted. Arkansas was the highest, with approximately a 5 percent undercount, while Texas was the lowest at just under 2 percent. Amidst that group of red states was Illinois, whose population was also undercounted by about 2 percent. wow — almost all of the undercounted populations were in red states & nearly all of the overcounts were in blue states https://t.co/hvR0HVjfOQ — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 19, 2022 On the flip side, the states that were overcounted include Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and Utah. So two red states — Ohio and Utah — were among the blue states with this problem. The states with the greatest overcounts were Hawaii, with about 6.8 percent, followed by Delaware and Rhode Island at about 5 percent. The lowest overcount was in Ohio at approximately 1.5 percent. In 36 states and the District of Columbia, the enumeration survey found no statistically significant difference from the census count. Roll Call reported, based on the survey’s findings, Texas and Florida should have picked up an additional congressional seat. Meanwhile, Rhode Island and Minnesota should have likely lost a seat had they not been overcounted. Tennessee was…

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