The Morning Report 3/9/23

Good morning, kids. I remember once seeing a goofy bumper sticker which read: “My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma.”

With that in mind, I give you what is probably the feel good story of the day:

[Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell spokesman Doug Andres gave a brief statement to the media, “This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment”

Punchbowl News reported the fall happened at the Waldorf Astoria, formerly the Trump Hotel in D.C.

It’s too bad he doesn’t have Obamacare, like us poor schlubs do, instead of the full carveout with all the trimmings as befitting his Incitatus-esque stature. I hope he’s in such excruciating pain he has to bite down on his jowls. Cruel? I’ll wait for the Victor Davis Hanson seal of approval on that remark. Interesting how not one day after this prick joined with the traitors on the other side of that mythical aisle to condemn Tucker Carlson for exposing the truth about January 6th, 2021 that he takes a tumble in a former Trump hotel. 

May it be a harbinger, if not for Trump personally, then for all of us who have been feeling the hob-nailed Manolo Blahniks of our oppressors slowly crushing our collective windpipe, that we may send all of them tumbling through the parquet of a Trump hotel directly to the Infernal Reaches. Forever.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took to the Senate floor to call for the censorship of Fox News, where this author is a contributor, and prevention of more footage being made available to Americans. He said Carlson exercising his freedom of the press was a threat to democracy.

As one former White House reporter put it, “It’s frightening to see Senate leaders demand a media company ‘stop’ reporting on the government, police, issues of law and justice.”

Surely this would be an opportunity for the otherwise weak and feckless Senate Republicans to show some backbone, right? Wrong.

Romney said that showing Americans footage from Jan. 6 meant Carlson had gone “off the rails,” and compared him to Alex Jones. He also went after McCarthy for being transparent with the American people. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., took a break from working on an amnesty bill to tell [CNN/XiNN hack stenographer Manure] Raju that Carlson showing new footage of the protest that countered the left’s narrative was “bullsh-t.” South Dakota Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer also fell for the media campaign against Carlson.

Leading the group was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Raju invited him to bash McCarthy. It’s not saying much, but McConnell was at least smart enough to decline that opportunity. But he did take the opportunity to attack a media outlet for daring to say something different than what a police leader said. Really. He said, “It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that is completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks.”

Let’s leave aside the abject offensiveness of the Republican leader saying journalists must simply repeat what governmental authorities say and not show video footage “at variance” with what the government says. What is McConnell doing? Seriously? The man only rarely speaks on camera to reporters, so his decision to do so is intentional. He brought a prop — the statement from the government official — to wave around for the camera.

Even if he didn’t agree with every journalistic decision Carlson made, he could have said any number of things to serve the American people — and Republican voters — instead of serving Chuck Schumer and CNN. . . McConnell copied the political framing and approach of Schumer, and ran off to Raju to supercharge the left’s latest bogus narrative.

Republicans, you have a serious problem. . . 

. . . Elon Musk, of all people, said it best when he tweeted of McConnell, “I keep forgetting which party he belongs to.”

It is a cruel joke on the nation that this guy is still the titular leader of Senate Republicans in Washington. Are there not even a sufficient number of adults in the Republican conference who have the stones to say something — to do anything — on behalf of Republican voters?  Or are they just weak, mute cowards? At what point do they have the guts to say: “Mitch, enough is enough. Whatever limited good you may have done in the past, you cannot be a leader in the party when you defecate, day after day, year after year, on the voters you purport to represent.”

The estimable Mollie Hemingway lit into McChicom and the GOPe in what is really an indictment of their actions in the past few years. Worthy of a full read and bookmarking. The issue is no longer the fact that American government, politics and civil discourse are dead and gone. The issue is that this myth of a two-party system, of advice and consent, of respect and fealty for the Constitutional order and the will of the citizenry, and of ordered liberty under a just and stable law has been exposed. Worse, the searing, near genocidal hatred for all of that that much of the base of the Democrat Party feels is out in the open for all but the willfully blind and ignorant to see. 

There is no going back. There can be no going back. Not unless and until we either have a national divorce (the physical and societal borders of which, and the process by which that occurs being unknown and potentially terrifying) or we utterly obliterate the Godless, totalitarian, evil rot that has brought us to the brink of disaster, and permanently neutralize by being ever vigilant to the best of our ability against even the remotest possibility that it can ever rise again. 

The problem is, the enemy share the identical goal, as we have seen and felt in every aspect of our lives especially over the past few years, but in reality going back nearly 60 years and longer. And they are at our throat with a Khalid Sheikh Mohammed rusty hacksaw. With that, it’s almost as if the events of 40 years ago never happened.

March 8 marks the 40th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s “Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida,” better known as the “Evil Empire” speech. This tour de force must be remembered and understood as a central message of Reagan’s grand strategy.

The line drawn from putting Marxism-Leninism on the “ash-heap of history” in the 1982 British Parliament address to recognizing the “aggressive impulses of an evil empire” in this 1983 speech to “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” in the 1987 remarks at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate marks Reagan’s rejection of and challenge to the Soviet regime. It ran ahead of and parallel with his two tracks of policy to build up American strength of all kinds and, only under favorable circumstances, conduct negotiations from that position of combined political, economic, military, and moral strength. As Reagan memorably expressed his ultimate goal several years before his presidency: “We win, they lose.”

Reagan’s rhetoric about communism and totalitarianism and about freedom and democracy highlight one of his timeless insights: the centrality of regime distinctions. Reagan started with the moral character of the regime, encompassing the form of government and the mores of that society’s culture. He knew he was at odds with the mainstream view of world politics coming out of the détente years, which portrayed moral equivalence between the two sides in the Cold War, accepted the conflict as a permanent reality, and upheld negotiated accommodations as the highest end. . . 

. . . A second timeless insight pertains to Reagan’s understanding of freedom. For Reagan, freedom had moral content and inherent responsibilities. Though not perfect, constitutional government was built on real rights and permanent principles, democratically legitimate, and oriented toward a full understanding of individual liberty. In contrast, Reagan viewed the Soviet Union as an illegitimate government — indeed, as one of the worst regimes in human history. And he made this argument at a time when elite opinion sought accommodation within an amoral context of great-power rivalry that mistakenly expected moderated Soviet behavior in return. Reagan rejected that thinking and argued that the USSR was illegitimate and offensive by its totalitarian nature. . . 

. . . It would be heavenly if the time of evil empires was over. But this is the real world. The “Evil Empire” speech remains applicable to a post–Cold War world in which communism and other systems of totalitarianism persist.

The author does a fine job in analyzing the speech in context to Reagan’s worldview and beliefs, and it is a fine essay in that regard. My interest in excerpting it here is how frighteningly accurate some lines are when you apply them, not to Russia, China, North Korea or Iran but right here and right now to the Junta that installed a venal, corrupt, demented pervert as their figurehead to preside over the ruination and enslavement of the very same country Ronald Reagan led as the greatest nation on earth.

Look at the depths they have dragged us down to. Worst of all perhaps, is the setting us against one another along racial and ethnic lines purely for the purposes of divide and conquer. 

Now here we are, 40 years later and as I have stated previously, for all intents and purposes the Iron Curtain fell on us, along with the curtain rods, plaster and most of the façade with it. 

Ironic how a shibboleth of the Left has been moral equivalence between America and the world’s bad actors. Well, it took them 100 or so years but they’ve succeeded in making that blood libel into a reality. In the cold light of day, it is those who perpetrated this crime of stealing our nation and our birthright that now lead an evil empire, made all the more evil by the nature of what America used to be. And I am enraged by it.


  • “We did not receive that video footage,” Watkins said. “We asked for it, and not just once or twice. Whether we asked for it or not is irrelevant because the government had an absolute, non-compromisible duty to disclose that video and they did not do so.” “And all the while, they were actively representing to the court and the American people that Jake was a leader, leading the charge into the Capitol,” he said. “They did not disclose that footage because it ran contrary to their rote narrative.” “It’s Appalling”: QAnon Shaman’s Lawyer Says DOJ Lied, Withheld Videos Aired by Carlson
  • Miranda Devine: “Contrary to what apologists have been saying since Carlson began airing the footage, all this material has not previously been made available to the J6 defendants, some of whom have been jailed without trial for two years, in violation of their constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial.” An Egregious Denial of Due Process for Jan. 6 Protesters
  • “. . . an overwhelming number of peaceful protesters remained peaceful and outnumbered the violent ones (who deserve jail time) by a wide mile. And so the science makes clear mostly peaceful is accurate. And why wouldn’t these peaceful protesters have remained peaceful with the Capitol Police as their own personal tour guides?” GOP Senators Angry Tucker Carlson Accurately Described January 6 as “Mostly Peaceful”
  • “If the insurrection is debunked, they have nothing. This is why the Democrats and establishment Republicans are demanding that Carlson be prevented from airing further episodes on the January 6th footage and that Carlson be sacked.” Tucker Carlson Now is a Target for Challenging the Democrat [and RINO] Groupthink
  • Robert Spencer: “Because some people will never believe something that comes from Tucker Carlson and Fox News, no matter how strong the evidence really is, the Jan. 6 ‘insurrection’ hoax will live on. Despite Tucker’s revelations, it has already done a great deal of what it was intended to do.” “This Was Insurrection. It Just Was.” Their Bubble Burst, Leftists Rage at Tucker
  • “When someone makes specific claims, and the responses are not specific, the response is not a response. It’s chaff, and it’s meant to cloud the air.” Beware the Non-responsive Response to Tucker Carlson

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  • “McConnell was far from the only Senate Republican to rebuke Carlson’s coverage on Capitol Hill. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer, North Carolina Sen Thom Tillis, South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds, and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all condemned Fox News for airing the raw footage of the Capitol riot that exposed the deception campaign run by the House Select Committee on Jan. 6.” Elon Musk Blasts McConnell for Attacking J6 Transparency: “I Keep Forgetting Which Party He Belongs To”
  • “Even on the small stuff, they warped reality to advance political interests.” Tucker Carlson Exposes Jan. 6 Committee as Crude Liars
  • “Pelosi, who was in charge of Capitol security as speaker, failed to keep the congressional police force adequately prepared to handle mass demonstrations, according to a congressional investigation. House Republicans tasked with investigating the riot after the speaker barred them from the official Select Committee on Jan. 6 outlined Pelosi’s negligence in their minority report published in December. Pelosi’s deputies on the House panel, however, shielded the speaker from scrutiny throughout the probe.” Tucker Carlson Indicts Malig-Nancy Pelosi for January 6 Security Failures
  • “The idea of J6 being an “insurrection” has just been fast-forwarded to the smoldering heap of Democrat bull-dung mythology — including such greatest hits misses as: Russia collusion, [Chinese] COVID-19 came from a bat sandwich, Jussie Smollett, Vaccines work . Every exposed liberal lie brings us closer to the final battle — the alleged hallucination that Joe Biden got 81 million votes.” Will the ‘Tucker Tapes’ Make a Difference in How Americans Now View Jan. 6?
  • “Sorry, Axios, but the Tucker Show is just beginning.” Did Tucker Hit a Nerve? Axios Wants to Move On From January 6
  • “The row over the Jan. 6, 2021 videos tells us that the ‘ruling class’ doesn’t trust the people to have the correct opinions about the events of that day.” Lies, Damn Lies, and Democrats

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  • “As a diagnostician of American democracy — its virtues and vices, its strengths and vulnerabilities — Reagan identified what needed to be preserved and passed on, and what needed to be excised or repaired.” (this government is now an evil empire – jjs) The Evil Empire Speech at 40: Timeless Insights From Reagan
  • “A meticulously researched and engagingly written book exposes the Anglo-American elites who were dazzled by Hitler and worked to advance his cause.” (Prescott Bush sounds familiar, nein? – jjs)

The Secret History of the British and American Elite Who Worked for Hitler

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