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This is just another dirty trick of political perception

The attacks on the Donald Trump presidency have turned from annoying and persistent to outrageous and smothering and now this.

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The attacks on the Donald Trump presidency have turned from annoying and persistent to outrageous and smothering over the course of the last few weeks, and Trump Derangement Syndrome is now on full display.

Of course, we’ve had our fair share of conspiracy theories surrounding the President for some time, thanks to the desperation that Hillary Clinton displayed during her doomed 2016 presidential campaign.  On her way toward obscurity, and with the writing clearly on the wall of her offices, the former First Lady kicked off a conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories:  That Donald Trump was colluding with the Kremlin to beat her in the election.

This turned out to simply be a case of Clinton scapegoating her campaign’s corrupt actions by blaming Russia for the exposure of these crimes against democracy – never once addressing the fact that all of these accusations were absolutely true and taken directly from her campaign’s own correspondence.

Now, to expound on this flawed theory, democratic Representative Adam Schiff is going all out while appearing on a political podcast.

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Schiff said, “Why would the president undermine NATO? Why would the president undermine Europe? Why would the president talk about bringing Russia back into the G8, when they still occupy their neighbor? Why would the president do all these things? Why would the president deny the obvious, that the Russians intervened in our election? You know, it could be that there is just some pathology at work with him, that he is so terrified that his election was illegitimate that he is responding in this way. So maybe there’s a pathology. But it’s also quite possible that the Russians have compromising material on him, that the Russians were laundering money through his businesses, and he knows that, and they know that. It’s also quite possible that the president believes the Russians have compromising information on him. … But in terms of the United States and our national security and our interests, what matters most is the president’s actions. And he is acting like someone compromised.”

He later added, “[O]ne of the terrible realizations of the last year and a half for me is that the damage that the Russians have done to our democracy, by meddling in our election, is nothing compared to the damage our own president is doing to our democracy by attacking the Justice Department and by denigrating our press, which, you know, in the same full-throated endorsement of the Kremlin, he attacks the real enemy, our free press. So, yes, I think that he is doing enormous damage to our national security beyond anything the Russians could do to us.”

Schiff’s entire point here is to say, “even if Russia’s involvement did not include a willing or aware Donald Trump, he is still ripe for impeachment…which is ostensibly false.

Of course, the mainstream media just needs the word associations between Trump and Russia to stick in order to subtly massage the idea of collusion into the minds of  the American people.

In other words:  This is just another dirty trick of political perception.

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Biden Admits That He Has ‘No Answer’ for High Gas Prices

Just in time for the holidays, no less.

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Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation.

The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated.

Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation.

President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year.

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“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event.

“I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”

And then…

“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.”

This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation. The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated. Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation. President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” And then… “I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.” This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

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Liz Cheney Accuses Fellow Republican of Pretending to Work on Jan 6 Committee

Yet another mess has been discovered within the already-embattled Jan. 6th committee.

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In the coming months, there is little doubt that our nation will be inundated with news coming out of the select committee on January 6th, and that the corrosive divide of our nation will once again be ramping up.

The committee, which many within the Republican Party have written off as a partisan attempt to damage Donald Trump’s chances at reelection in 2024, has already turned bold this week, forcing a vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of court, despite the former Trump adviser’s insistence that he is simply awaiting a court ruling on a claim of executive privilege before proceeding.

Now, in a bizarre twist to the tale, anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney, who serves on the embattled committee, is now accusing Jim Banks, a fellow Republican who is no longer a part of the group, of fraudulently presenting himself as the ranking member of the select committee.

The revelation came as the House debated whether to hold Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena from the select committee. As vice chairwoman of the panel, Cheney managed debate for those arguing in favor of doing so, and Banks, who is not on the committee, managed debate for those arguing against.

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After Banks’s opening statement, Cheney responded with a surprise.

“I would like to introduce into the record a number of letters to federal agencies dated Sept. 16, 2021, for example, signing his name as the ranking member of the committee he’s just informed the House he’s not on,” Cheney said.

One of the letters Cheney entered into the record, shared with the Washington Examiner, showed that Banks explained that he was not on the committee but identified himself as “ranking member” under his signature.

The news will almost certainly stoke tensions between the two parties, while also muddying the already-tainted reputation of the committee itself.

In the coming months, there is little doubt that our nation will be inundated with news coming out of the select committee on January 6th, and that the corrosive divide of our nation will once again be ramping up. The committee, which many within the Republican Party have written off as a partisan attempt to damage Donald Trump’s chances at reelection in 2024, has already turned bold this week, forcing a vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of court, despite the former Trump adviser’s insistence that he is simply awaiting a court ruling on a claim of executive privilege before proceeding. Now, in a bizarre twist to the tale, anti-Trump Republican Liz Cheney, who serves on the embattled committee, is now accusing Jim Banks, a fellow Republican who is no longer a part of the group, of fraudulently presenting himself as the ranking member of the select committee. The revelation came as the House debated whether to hold Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress for ignoring a subpoena from the select committee. As vice chairwoman of the panel, Cheney managed debate for those arguing in favor of doing so, and Banks, who is not on the committee, managed debate for those arguing against. After Banks’s opening statement, Cheney responded with a surprise. “I would like to introduce into the record a number of letters to federal agencies dated Sept. 16, 2021, for example, signing his name as the ranking member of the committee he’s just informed the House he’s not on,” Cheney said. One of the letters Cheney entered into the record, shared with the Washington Examiner, showed that Banks explained that he was not on the committee but identified himself as “ranking member” under his signature. The news will…

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