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Writer for Breitbart News; conservative author and commentator
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Oct 8, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
We keep referring to what the Democrats did to Kavanaugh as "mob rule," but it was actually much worse than that. It was Trial By Party. The Democrat Party judged him guilty without trial and attempted to enforce its verdict. Real mob actions are messy and imprecise. The Democrat hit job on Kavanaugh was tightly scripted, carefully orchestrated, and very expensive. Total up the value of the in-kind contributions the media made to this political campaign and you're into hundreds of millions of dollars.
Oct 5, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
The two big fault lines in the GOP until now have been how people view Donald Trump and how they see the Democrat Party. The second fault line has been sealed by the Dem attack on Kavanaugh, and that's causing the first one to heal. Genuine conservatives who were (and remain) skeptical of Trump finally get why others voted for him. Scales are lifted from the eyes of people who stayed home, threw their votes away on protest candidates, or even thought President Hillary would have been better for conservatism.
Oct 5, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Stop for a moment and reflect on how amazing it is that Democrats couldn't manufacture ONE corroborating statement with all pressure they brought to bear and all the inducements they could offer. For all the wailing and shrieking about "corroboration" - which suddenly became one of the most abused words in the English language - the only actual corroborating testimony under oath in all of this, from the very beginning, has favored Kavanaugh.
Oct 4, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
Here's a little something for anyone who buys the fairy tale that Kavanaugh willing will hurt GOP in the midterms because Dems are super furious and Republican voters will go back to sleep. One problem with the "GOP loses by winning" thesis is that losers in a huge all-consuming battle like this have a tough time getting donations or sustaining the kind of enthusiasm that actually gets people to vote.
Oct 4, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
I know all you lefties are telling yourselves the Kavanaugh victory for Republicans will hurt them in the midterms because now their voters will be satisfied and stay home, while your team is all juiced up with fury. You couldn't be more wrong. For one thing, that's not how politics works. You're telling yourselves a version of the same bedtime story Republican politicians have been telling voters after every political debacle.
Oct 4, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The delay DID lead to more smears. All three of these things would have happened without the delay.

The 7th FBI check of BK appears to have found pretty much what the previous 6 did. It's not going to change a single Democrat mind. Only Flake, Collins, and Murkowski matter. If the latest delay was the only way to keep Flake and co. on board, it might have been sadly necessary, but it also gave Dems and DNC Media a week to line up more smears, muddy the waters further, and move their "direct action" squads into position.
Oct 3, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Yes, be angry at mainstream media outlets that disgraced themselves over the past 2 weeks, but be more angry at the Democrat Party. The appalling state of the media is as much the fault of Dem politicians as of their own editors and writers. Media narratives are set by the Democratic National Committee. Dem politicians and power players launch and shape stories with leaks, tips, talking points memos, and quiet conversations.
Oct 2, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Welcome to the Democrat Party's grand vision of Thug America, folks! Vote Democrat in 2018 so that YOUR life, or the lives of your sons, can be destroyed by swarms of mouth-breathers at the drop of a hat! The rule of law was a trick devised by old white guys in powdered wigs! Stop acting like Kavanaugh has been treated unfairly. It's very simple: if he had a crisp Democrat Party card in his pocket and supported socialist ideals, absolutely none of this would be happening to him and his family right now. That's the only "law" you need to worry about.
Oct 1, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
I predicted Republicans would never regain control of the nomination process if they allowed another delay. I hope they do, but that prediction still seems pretty solid to me. Who thinks Jeff Flake won't agree with Dems who scream that a week wasn't long enough to investigate? The last few days have seen the Dems and their media openly bribing Flake with the coin he's most interested in: fame, approval, hosannas as the most thoughtful Republican in DC. He's got a new career to build. They're offering him the resource he needs most.
Sep 28, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
I see DNC Media is falling back to their tired old "our entire system is broken!" line now that another Democrat tactic failed.

No, CNN, the "system" is not "ruptured." The Democrat Party is.… This is very important to understand as our "truth telling" media once again does its best to confuse the issue and hide a truth that devastates the Democrats. It is absolutely, objectively, demonstrably true that Republicans did EVERYTHING RIGHT here. Dems created all the chaos.
Sep 28, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Since everyone is hung up on "credibility," let's be clear that a lot of the memory lapses about recent events and ignorance of facts loudly broadcast by media claimed by Ford yesterday were not REMOTELY credible. Never mind 1980-something, she was not honest about last week. She's at the epicenter of the most important story in the world, she's trying to destroy a man's life, and she claimed to know less about her own situation than the average reader of USA Today.
Sep 27, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
And this one:

This is what I meant about how the rules of engagement set up a character battle which Kavanaugh can only lose. The question is whether he loses by enough to shake Republican votes loose.
Sep 27, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
If it wasn't clear already, the media is all-in on the Kavanaugh smear job, and not just because they're Democrats. What remains of their credibility is on the line. If this attack fails, the damage to mainstream media from its shoddy reporting will be enormous. If they kill Kavanaugh, conservative media critics will still be furious, but the euphoria from the left will carry them through the turbulence. Outlets currently running anonymous smears without a shred of actual "reporting" will give each other awards for changing history.
Sep 27, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
One reason Democrats had to quickly manufacture absurdly sloppy allegations to follow up Ford was herding their followers into compliance. A week of just picking away at Ford's story would have left too many fair-minded Dem-leaners uncertain of Kav's guilt. But once the Democrat clown car opened up and wild, lurid allegations began flying, it became almost impossible to be a Democrat and believe Kav might be innocent. The peer pressure around the proverbial water cooler became overwhelming.
Sep 26, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
The only thing that puzzles me is why so many GOP leaders seem surprised by all this. Of COURSE the goalposts were moved after you gave up control of the process. Of COURSE the tiniest particles of dirt are now being dug up and thrown at Kavanaugh. Rescheduling the hearing was taken as a sign of weakness by Democrats, and the starting gun on a mad race to dig up something, anything, everything that could even slightly taint the character of young Brett Kavanaugh.
Sep 26, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Note well that NBC News has lawyers who know none of these statements qualify as "corroboration." They're lying, on purpose, to keep a Democrat narrative alive. If this was a Democrat nominee under attack... well, the media would never have let it get this far, but in the unlikely event it did, stuff like this would reported as "people who claim she gave them vague accounts of an incident 30 years later," not "corroboration."
Sep 25, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
The frenzy of sloppy DNC Media hit pieces on Kavanaugh and absolutely laughable "everything the GOP does is wrong" op-eds is beginning to stink of utter desperation. They overplayed their hand and now they have no choice but to keep doubling down and hope for a dark miracle. The dishonest editors of DNC Media "news" organizations know Ford probably isn't going to show up on Thursday and will be a disaster if she does. They're not being honest with you, the reader, about this knowledge. Instead, they're helping the Dems with damage control.
Sep 24, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
I cannot comprehend the mindset of anyone that thinks a successful hyper-Borking of Kavanaugh would be followed by Dems agreeing to a rushed confirmation of a more conservative pick. At that point Dems would have total control of the process and would not relinquish it. Allow me to burst any dream bubbles that might be floating out there: if the Dems are able to kill the Kavanaugh nomination with this bullshit, there will not be a confirmation before the midterm, during the lame duck, or probably during the rest of Trump's presidency.
Sep 24, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
It doesn't matter if no concrete evidence comes out. If this works, everyone involved will be celebrated as heroes. Harry Reid admitted to lying about Romney's taxes, grunted "It worked, didn't it?" and media laughed and slapped him on the back. Some people assume this stunt could really blow up in the Dems' faces. There is little reason to think so, no matter what occurs. At worst, the media narrative will be about deeply caring people getting a little overzealous while calling attention to a Very Important Issue.
Sep 24, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
Indulging Feinstein's sleazy little circus and postponing the Kavanaugh vote after last week's clear deadlines were ignored will go down as one of the great unforced political errors of modern times. It was an invitation to chaos that will be accepted. It doesn't matter if everything the Dems come up with now is laughably flimsy or not remotely criminal. All they have to do is keep the shitstorm raging and scream Kavanaugh can't possibly be confirmed with so many "allegations swirling."
Sep 21, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
There is no reason to move the hearing. Ford, on the advice of lawyers who should be disbarred for giving it, deliberately missed clear deadlines to attend. There is no need to indulge the antics of her legal counsel any further. Hearing Monday, vote, done. Republicans should understand that if they move the hearing, they'll have established rules don't matter and they can be pushed around. The rules will be rewritten constantly and they'll be pushed again. Nothing they do will be good enough, no concession enough.