The Morning Report 1/24/24

Good morning, kids. Despite Fox News calling the race for Nikki Haley a wee bit early (three weeks ago), Donald Trump cruised to an easy victory. Even the approximately 55%-45% total, which in and of itself is indicative of a clear, impressive win is deceptive, as per XiNN exit polling 70% of those who voted for the dusky, devious Democrat doppelgänger were not registered Republicans. 

Even John Cornyn, a fellow traveler on the globalist RINO stooge medicine show has told her that she should get out bet behind Trump. Of course, this crooked pole-smoker will gladly and eagerly sabotage anything and everything Trump will attempt to do if he does indeed survive the next 11 months as well as beats the cheat, but that goes without saying. Meh, I think he and all the other anti-Americans have not learned their lesson form 2016 and want Trump as their opponent. The cheat as well as the kangaroo court actions notwithstanding (and those are biggies) they are bound and determined to prove the definition of insanity. 

Michael Goodwin, who while not suffering TDS was never a fan, has one of the better analyses of last night and the race in general. And for his second column in a row, despite trying to put lipstick on the figurative and literal pig that is Haley, it’s minus any swipes at the Donald.

. . .while she promises to soldier on, the results so far suggest that neither she, DeSantis, nor a half-dozen other Republicans who sought the nomination ever had a good chance of success. Instead, it appears to me more likely that Trump would have won no matter who challenged him, how much money they raised or how well they ran their campaigns.

That conclusion reflects the former president’s victories in Iowa and New Hampshire as well as his prospects ahead. Incredibly, polls in the next 10 states on the GOP calendar all show him with a lead of at least 30 points, including Haley’s home state of South Carolina. The upshot is that rather than searching for the whys of the other candidates’ defeats, we should instead come to grips with why Trump could prove to be unbeatable in the primaries and why he has a real chance of winning the White House a second time.

The short answer is that we are witnessing a durable political movement unlike any seen in modern America. The part of the electorate that hates Trump ­really, really hates him, yet it is matched in size and intensity by those who see him as the last, best hope. Without that enormous well of support, he would have been crushed by the coordinated onslaught against him. And yet that same onslaught, much of it the result of unfair media coverage and partisan actions that shattered political norms, also played a major role in his revival. So did the mistakes of Trump’s Republican opponents, all of whom misjudged his hold on the party and its most faithful voters. One example: he has won a majority in each of the first two states. . . 

. . . As if [the Russia collusion hoax, impeachments and kangaroo court prosecutions] weren’t enough to bring Trump’s political corpse back to life, Biden did the rest by proving day after day that he was not fit for the Oval Office. . . [Biden] was and is, quite simply, a terrible president, arguably the worst ever. From his bumbling, befuddled appearances to his enormous policy failures that are helping spark domestic and global tensions, he managed to boost the case for the man he had soundly defeated. Because many of Biden’s key failures are in areas where Trump had succeeded, including the economy, controlling inflation and achieving border security and peace abroad, voters have a handy comparison that tilts in Trump’s favor.

There is only one reason for Haley to stay in the race. To slime Trump and make him waste time, effort and most of all money in battling her instead of focusing on Biden and/or whoever the Democrats might replace him with. This is neither delusion nor ego. This is pure political calculus and backstabbing. If you needed any proof of her utter lack of character and her true allegiances, this is proof positive.

In any case, I don’t think it’s going to work. The only thing the Democrats have is fear mongering on abortion. Even if every shrill shrieking shrewish Karen gets the urge to shout their abortions and Roe, Roe, Roe the vote, the tidal wave of abject disaster as represented by Biden’s intentional multi-million-migrant invasion and erasure of our border will swamp that big time.

And speaking of which, back to the border we go where, despite Julia Roberts and Amy Coney Island siding with the hack leftists, Governor Greg Abbott shows he’s got spine and is on a roll (that goes out to Buck Throckmorton!)

The Texas National Guard continued to install razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden [junta] could cut through or remove the razor wire.

“The Texas Military Department continues to hold the line in Shelby Park to deter and prevent unlawful entry into the State of Texas,” Texas said in a statement. “We remain resolute in our actions to secure our border, preserve the rule of law, and protect the sovereignty of our State.”

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday in favor of the Biden [junta]. The order said that Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh all would have denied the Biden administration’s request.

Images emerged on Tuesday showing the state of Texas doubling down on its efforts to stop [fraudulent] President Joe Biden’s illegal immigration crisis by continuing to lay razor wire along the border. “The Texas National Guard continues to hold the line in Eagle Pass,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas will not back down from our efforts to secure the border in Biden’s absence.”

“The logical concern should be why the Federal Government continues to hinder Texas’ ability to protect its border, all while allowing for the exploitation, dangerous, & inhumane methods of permitting illegal immigrants, including children, to illegally cross a dangerous river where many have lost their lives. Texas is the only state using every strategy & resource to protect its sovereignty, combat criminal activity, & discourage illegal immigration. #Texas will continue to hold the line.”

THIS. It will be interesting to see how Biden’s handlers react to this. It used to be that Obama would issue some sort of bullshit executive order and while we were playing with ourselves via the courts, he’d be laughing his ass off and playing “catch me if you can!” By the time a case made it, it was either dismissed, ruled in Obama’s favor, or a decision made moot since the damage the order created was too deeply ingrained to reverse. And then it was the usual “Wait until we win both chambers of Congress and the White House, and then we’ll really fix them! Please send donations to . . .” Lather, rinse, repeat. Recall that between 1/20/2017 and 1/20/19 we not only had both chambers but we were populating the lower courts with supposedly conservative judges and would wind up with 3 more on SCOTUS. How’d that work out for us?

That why I am cheering on Abbott because what he’s doing is huge and is hopefully a shot across the bow if not a rhetorical redux of The Shot Heard Round the World (and I don’t mean Bobby Thompson off of Ralph Branca), not just in terms of the border and immigration but on every other aspect of our lives that an overbearing, overreaching, feral, and frankly illegitimate bureaucracy and/or tyrannical edicts via executive order or a rubber stamp mockery of a corrupted judiciary will impose on us. 

And with all the constant sturm und drang with the border, the election, the Middle East and everywhere else where tyranny is on the march and good people are trying to fight back, shit like this which is part and parcel of the corruption that all of us here are railing against risks getting lost in the sauce. But it’s just as crucial as all the rest.

“Nothing about the crimes of conviction was of defendants’ own making,” Judge McMahon wrote in her opinion. The “real lead conspirator” in the case “was the United States,” she continued.

FBI informant Shahed Hussain roped Cromitie and three other black Muslims, already released, into the plot. “The FBI invented the conspiracy, identified the targets, manufactured the ordnance,” McMahon noted. The agency “federalized what would otherwise have been a state crime by driving three of the four men into Connecticut… and picked the day for the ‘mission,’” she wrote. 

While McMahon branded Cromitie’s anti-Semitism and agreement to take part in terror attacks “heinous,” she stressed “he could never have dreamed up” the plot on his own. Authorities have been accused of using similar tactics against right-wingers. Efforts to convict a group involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were dogged by mistrials and acquittals after defense lawyers argued federal informants enticed the defendants into the conspiracy.

Ah yes, the FBI. Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity. And if you believe that, I have a couple of pipe bombs I can let you have real cheap! Not to worry; they were bought second hand from Industrial Light & Magic, not the Muslim kid who made that clock for his science project.

The video footage, shot on January 6 by a camera installed across the street from the pertinent events, shows two SUVs parked right next to the DNC bench near which one of the pipe bombs was found. One SUV belongs to the D.C. cops, and one to the Secret Service. According to Beattie, they were working jointly on security that day.

In the video, we see a man wearing a backpack appear on the lower right side of the screen. Walking at a leisurely pace, he approaches the D.C. police, leans into the driver’s side window, and talks to someone. This is the moment, says Beattie, when he informed the police that he’d seen a pipe bomb. By the way, as this Blaze video shows, that man with the backpack was almost certainly a Capitol police officer.

Backpack Guy leisurely strolls off-camera, and the Capitol Police and Secret Service remain in their vehicles. Then:

Instead, a minute or so goes by while nothing happens. Then, police officers and Secret Service agents emerge at a leisurely pace from the SUVs and kind of stand around. A group of school children walks within feet of what law enforcement has been told is a pipe bomb, and the officers and agents do nothing at all. One of them eventually walks over and takes a photo of the pipe that may be a bomb. Only later does a robot defuse it.

What’s certain is the Capital Police and Secret Service didn’t do the bare basics required in response to a bomb threat, to say nothing about a confirmed explosive device. This is all the odder in that they were there that day to protect Kamala Harris, who was days away from being sworn in as Vice President. She was in the building.

What’s even more interesting is Beattie, while on to something, doesn’t quite apprehend exactly what he’s found. Why should he? He’s a journalist, and apparently a good one, but he’s not a cop. He doesn’t think like them, have their instincts, or know their protocols.

What’s even more interesting is that three years on, the FBI has yet to make any arrests. This after using every sort of high-tech resource available to create a national dragnet in the hopes of ensnaring anyone who was anywhere near the Capitol on 1/6/21 to charge them with insurrection and ruin their lives. It’s almost as if these bombs were part of a plot to fake an insurrection and then let the Deep State run with that. 

Nah. That’s crazy talk.



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  • Other results in the poll suggest support for Israel across every age group, with majorities agreeing that the Hamas attack on Israel on October was “terrorism”; that the attack was “genocidal” and cannot be justified; that Israel is trying to avoid civilian casualties; that Hamas should be removed from power in Gaza; and that Hamas is being supported by the Iranian regime. Poll: 80% of American Voters Support Israel; 20% Support Hamas
  • One demonstrator, waving a “Palestinian” flag, raised the president’s involvement in child deaths. Speaking after one of the disruptances [sic], Biden stated, “This is going to go on for a while. They’ve got this planned.” Biden Heckled 14+ Times by Protesters Yelling “Genocide Joe!”
  • “We all know that people who are pro-wearing masks or pro-‘Palestine’ often exhibit some pretty crazy behaviors. So when someone is both of those things, you get a double portion of insanity. That’s what fans saw at the Australian Open yesterday.” Outrage at Australian Open: Masked Pro-“Palestinian” Protester





  • Margot Cleveland: “The attorney said all the right things to avoid creating further legal jeopardy for the president and his son.” 5 Tall Tales From Testimony of Hunter Biden’s ‘Sugar Bro’ Kevin Morris
  • Oversight Committee Chair James Comer said in a statement that Morris’s financial support to Hunter Biden “raises ethical and campaign finance concerns for President Joe Biden” because that’s the issue. Morris bailed out Hunter from his non-payment of taxes during his dad’s presidential run. For obvious reasons, e.g. hookers, blow, crack, more hookers, crack, using human trafficking organizations to get girls, moving women over state lines for sex — a federal offense — were all reasons to avoid federal scrutiny of his taxes.  Hunter’s “Sugar Bro” Evasive Testimony Gets Him Into a Different Kind of Trouble


  • Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney prohibited Willis from building a case against Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones, who was running for lieutenant governor at the time, after Willis hosted a fundraiser for Democratic candidate Charlie Bailey in his runoff race, NBC News reported. McBurney reportedly ruled that Willis’ involvement in the fundraiser was “harmful” to the investigation into Jones, who allegedly was involved with other state Republicans to flip the 2020 election results using an alternate slate of electors. Judge Previously Removed Fani Willis From 2020 Election Case For Political Bias










  • Michael Goodwin: “The upshot is that rather than searching for the whys of the other candidates’ defeats, we should instead come to grips with why Trump could prove to be unbeatable in the primaries and why he has a real chance of winning the White House a second time. The short answer is that we are witnessing a durable political movement unlike any seen in modern America. The part of the electorate that hates Trump ­really, really hates him, yet it is matched in size and intensity by those who see him as the last, best hope. Without that enormous well of support, he would have been crushed by the coordinated onslaught against him. And yet that same onslaught, much of it the result of unfair media coverage and partisan actions that shattered political norms, also played a major role in his revival.” (Another snarkless essay from Goodwin. Could he be climbing onto the Trump train after all? – jjs Teflon Don Shows His Durability
  • “In other words, regardless of the outcome of New Hampshire’s primary, Haley intends to roll along, relying on moderates and independents — not the conservative base — to help her take down Trump.” LOL: Nikki Haley Projects Path Beyond New Hampshire Before Results are Even In, Relies on Non-Conservative Voters
  • This will no doubt be the case in every primary going forward if she stays in – jjs 70% Percent of Nikki Haley Voters Not Registered Republicans, XiNN Exit Poll Says
  • When even a decrepit RINO stooge like Cornyn says it’s over (ulterior motives notwithstanding) . . . – jjs Sen. Cornyn to Haley: End Your Campaign, Time for GOP to Unite Behind Trump
  • “Winners and losers heading into a general election rematch of 2020.” (Mostly accurate but they’re delusional about Haley. Meh, it’s the Free Beacon – jjs) It Could Only Be Trump: MAGA Calls Game in New Hampshire
  • “Republicans will be looking to the South Carolina primaries next on Feb. 24, where Trump is predicted to have a roughly 40-point lead on the former South Carolina governor, according to a Super PAC poll conducted by former Trump chief pollster Tony Fabrizio.” “Very Bad Night”: Trump Slams Haley During New Hampshire Victory Speech
  • “First, Democrat voters are not as enthusiastic about Biden as Republican voters are about Trump, according to recent polls. . . Second, a series of polls has shown Biden and Trump head-to-head, with Biden facing an ‘uphill fight for re-election.’ Third, history has proven some top Democrat strategists wrong about Trump.” Report: Team Biden Wants a Trump Rematch, but Some Democrats Worry It Will Backfire

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