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Red Wave Incoming: Registration Data Shows Midterms May Be a Disaster for Democrats

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Midterm elections have the potential to serve as a referendum of sorts on a controversial sitting president, and considering how gloriously bad President Joe Biden’s first term is going so far, it’s hard not to imagine that this could most certainly be the case in 2022.

The Democratic Party is scrambling to address surprisingly narrow voter registration leads in several key swing states where it has historically enjoyed wider advantages in this metric.

The Hill reported that in the state of Pennsylvania, while Democrats enjoyed a voter registration advantage over Republicans by 813,885 people two years ago, this is down to just 632,000 now.

In North Carolina, Democratic voter registration has dropped by 140,000 since October 2019.

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And in the contentious battleground state of Florida, while Democrats have typically enjoyed a hefty advantage over Republicans when it comes to voter registration, over the last two years this has sunk by over 200,000.

According to the latest figures from the Florida Division of Elections, The Hill reported, the total number of registered Republican voters now tails Democratic voters by just 24,000.

Ruh-roh.

Although it’s not all bad news for Democrats — as the party has conversely managed to close the gap in Arizona, where Republicans have previously had a bigger advantage — Republican voter enthusiasm for 2022 doesn’t bode well as compared to Democrats, either.

“Obviously it’s concerning,” Thomas Kennedy, a Florida member of the Democratic National Committee, told The Hill. “There are alarm bells ringing and I think the party and different groups are taking notice and trying to fill in the gaps.”

He noted that while factors like states cleaning up voter rolls may be contributing to the weakening voter registration numbers, Republican-led efforts to increase registration have also played a role.

“I do think that the Republicans have put a lot of emphasis on voter registration,” he said, noting that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has led a roughly $2 million campaign to increase GOP registration numbers. “For Democrats, there hasn’t been a robust voter registration operation like there needs to be in Florida since the Obama era. There’s this emphasis on third-party groups and nonprofits filling in that gap.”

The Hill noted that voter registration numbers don’t correlate directly with the outcome of elections — it’s who shows up at the polls that really matters and in this case, Republican voters tend to turn out in bigger numbers than Democrats, despite the latter’s tendency to register at higher numbers in some states.

“There are other reasons for Democrats to worry as well,” the outlet explained. “The party of a new president typically loses seats in the midterm elections, and President Biden has seen his approval rating slip in recent weeks amid a summer surge in COVID-19 infections and the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.”

Biden’s weak poll numbers reflect just the latest in a long line of moves made by the Democratic Party that have served to alienate and infuriate Americans, and strategists are feeling the heat.

Over the summer, reports indicated that Democrats were trying to get ahead of their rather inconvenient support for the broader “defund the police” rhetoric amid the frenzied 2020 George Floyd riots, a policy position that turned out to be generally unpopular with voters across the political spectrum.

In their feverish hatred of former President Donald Trump and the broader conservative movement that he represented, the Democrats all-too-eagerly embraced some of the most divisive, alienating rhetoric the Democratic Party has adopted since it was campaigning to preserve segregation.

How long were they really going to be able to get away with this degree of division as a winning political strategy?

After all, their “moderate” in the White House, President Joe Biden, just told Republicans to “get out of the way” if they won’t work with the Democrats on reaching a budget agreement in Congress. This is as his poll numbers have been dropping, by the way.

Excellent approach, Joe.

Remember, we live in a republic, which means that the elected representatives Biden was telling to “get out of the way” are in Washington, D.C., speaking for their constituents, not their own interests. So it is the will of millions of frustrated voters that Biden wants to unceremoniously exclude from the legislative process that was designed by the founding fathers to ensure that everyone had a seat at the table when it came to passing federal legislation.

Whether Democrats manage to salvage their voter registrations or not, one thing is for certain: There will be millions of angry Republicans showing up to vote in November 2022 — and the Democratic Party needs to consider a lot more than trying to shove the whole “defund the police” thing under the rug to contend with that outraged populace.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Biden Lies 2nd Time in 1 Week on National TV, Tells Debunked Amtrak Story for 4th Time

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While President Joe Biden’s gaffes are always concerning to watch, they usually just resemble an elderly man losing his bearings as Father Time continues to take his toll.

Lately, though, Biden has traded those gaffes for blatant lying on national television.

On Wednesday, Biden repeated a debunked story about an Amtrack employee named Angelo Negri, with whom he claimed to have had a conversation.

“Ang came up to me one day when I was … when they just had announced that I had flown 1 million … some ‘x’ number of miles on Air Force aircraft,” Biden said.

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“And Ang comes up, and I’m getting in the car and he goes, ‘Joey baby … you know how many miles you did Amtrak?’ And I said, ‘No, Ang, I don’t have any idea pal.’

“He said, ‘Let me tell you, we were at the retirement dinner … we added it up. You averaged … 121 days a year … you’ve traveled over 2 million miles, Joe. I don’t wanna hear any more about the Air Force.'”

Biden said Negri told him this statistic “seven years into” his vice presidency, which would have been around 2015. According to Negri’s obituary, he retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in 2014.

The first time Biden told this bizarre, factually incorrect story was in May. At that time, Biden claimed Negri told him he had traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak, and he said the conversation happened in fourth of fifth year of his vice presidency.

Biden retold the story in June, but it was hardly even understandable that time as Biden stumbled through it.

At this point, it seems important to mention that Biden’s mother, who he claims to have been visiting in either 2014, 2015 or 2017 depending on the iteration, died in 2010. This casts even further doubt on the validity of Biden’s anecdote.

Biden told the story for a third time during a September meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson. This was the first time he changed the number of miles he supposedly traveled on Amtrak from 1.5 million to 2 million.

And it all culminated on Wednesday with Biden’s fourth iteration of the story.

Do you think Biden is purposely lying to the American people?

There are really only two probable explanations for Biden’s repeated insistence on telling this debunked story. First, it could be that Biden is experiencing a cognitive decline causing him confusion, but the Democratic establishment has ensured us that is not the case.

The only other explanation for Biden telling a factually incorrect story is that he is lying to the American people. If that is the case, it would not even be the first time this week Biden has done so.

During the 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year event at the White House on Monday, Biden said he had been “involved in the civil rights movement.”

According to a tweet from The Intercept, Biden made similar claims as far back as 1987. He later redacted the claims and said he was “not an activist” during the movement, only to start making them again recently.

Biden’s embarrassing faux pas are bad enough, but his blatant lying adds a whole new level of concern for the country.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

While President Joe Biden’s gaffes are always concerning to watch, they usually just resemble an elderly man losing his bearings as Father Time continues to take his toll. Lately, though, Biden has traded those gaffes for blatant lying on national television. On Wednesday, Biden repeated a debunked story about an Amtrack employee named Angelo Negri, with whom he claimed to have had a conversation. “Ang came up to me one day when I was … when they just had announced that I had flown 1 million … some ‘x’ number of miles on Air Force aircraft,” Biden said. “And Ang comes up, and I’m getting in the car and he goes, ‘Joey baby … you know how many miles you did Amtrak?’ And I said, ‘No, Ang, I don’t have any idea pal.’ “He said, ‘Let me tell you, we were at the retirement dinner … we added it up. You averaged … 121 days a year … you’ve traveled over 2 million miles, Joe. I don’t wanna hear any more about the Air Force.'” WATCH: Joe Biden tells a debunked story about an Amtrak worker for the FOURTH time as president. Biden says the conversation took place “7 years into” his vice presidency, which would be 2015. The Amtrak worker retired in 1993 and passed away in 2014. pic.twitter.com/OlSjMzCLIw — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 20, 2021 Biden said Negri told him this statistic “seven years into” his vice presidency, which would have been around 2015. According to Negri’s obituary, he retired from Amtrak in 1993 and died in 2014. The first time Biden told this bizarre, factually incorrect story was in May. At that time, Biden claimed Negri told him he had traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak, and he said the conversation happened in fourth of fifth year of…

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Biden Knowingly Lies on National TV About His Past During MLK Memorial Event

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. He used the opportunity to repeat a lie about his past.

The expressed purpose of the speech was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the official declaration of the memorial, according to a White House transcript. Instead, Biden subtly and dishonestly tried to make the event about himself.

At one point in the speech, Biden used the event to make his case against election integrity laws.

“Today, the right to vote and the rule of law are under unrelenting assault from Republican governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, state legislators,” he said. “And they’re following my predecessor — the last president — into a deep, deep black hole and abyss.”

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This in and of itself is insulting to King. By comparing voter ID requirements for every race to legitimate segregation during MLK’s life, Biden is cheapening the work real civil rights leaders have accomplished.

Right after that, the president repeated the lie that he was “involved” in the civil rights movement during his younger days.



Biden claimed as far back as 1987 that he had marched in the civil rights movement, according to The Intercept. He later walked back that claim and said he was “concerned” with the movement but was not an “activist.”

Obviously, being concerned about something does not mean you are really “involved” in it. I’m concerned every time I watch a Virginia Tech football game, but that doesn’t make me a player.

But as soon as it became politically convenient, Biden decided to go back to his same old lies.

The fact that he has admitted this claim is fabricated before and yet continues to repeat it cannot be described as anything other than deliberate lying, and that behavior is disrespectful during an event meant to honor MLK.

This is the second time this week Biden has told the exact same lie. He first made the claim on Monday during the State and National Teachers of the Year event.

During another speech on Wednesday, Biden told another debunked story about Amtrak. He recalled a conversation he had with an Amtrak employee named Angelo Negri “seven years into” his vice presidency, but Negri died before that time.

The president has told that same story three other times, and it has been debunked every single time. Yet he continues to repeat the lies.

At least three times this week, Biden has publicly said something that is certifiably false. He is either lying or confused, neither of which is particularly encouraging for the country.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. He used the opportunity to repeat a lie about his past. The expressed purpose of the speech was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the official declaration of the memorial, according to a White House transcript. Instead, Biden subtly and dishonestly tried to make the event about himself. At one point in the speech, Biden used the event to make his case against election integrity laws. “Today, the right to vote and the rule of law are under unrelenting assault from Republican governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, state legislators,” he said. “And they’re following my predecessor — the last president — into a deep, deep black hole and abyss.” This in and of itself is insulting to King. By comparing voter ID requirements for every race to legitimate segregation during MLK’s life, Biden is cheapening the work real civil rights leaders have accomplished. Right after that, the president repeated the lie that he was “involved” in the civil rights movement during his younger days. https://youtu.be/6Ro4pmaSjuk Biden claimed as far back as 1987 that he had marched in the civil rights movement, according to The Intercept. He later walked back that claim and said he was “concerned” with the movement but was not an “activist.” In 1987, Joe Biden claimed he marched in the civil rights movement. A few months later, Biden disavowed the claim. Decades later, during the Obama era, and more recently on the campaign trail, he started making the same claims again. https://t.co/NAlMJ6ZTq7 pic.twitter.com/tpmE6VXmG6 — The Intercept (@theintercept) February 14, 2020 Obviously, being concerned about something does not mean you are really “involved” in it. I’m concerned every time I watch a Virginia Tech football game, but that…

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