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Sen. Paul’s Amendment to the NDAA Is Both Necessary and Needed

It Promotes Justice and a Strong & Ready Military

       

CONTACT: George Landrith                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHONE:  (703) 246-0110, Ext. 1302                               November 30, 2022

                  

Fairfax, VA  –  Frontiers of Freedom released the following statement by its president, George Landrith, regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Senator Rand Paul’s proposed amendment to prohibit discharges from the Armed Forces solely on grounds of their vaccination status and to reinstate those service members who have already been discharged based on their vaccination status: 

While national security spending is critically important, Sen. Rand Paul is 100% correct to oppose the NDAA unless the Senate votes to prohibit discharges from the Armed Forces solely because of vaccination status and reinstates service members already discharged. The reason for this is quite simple. Ever since the military mandated the COVID vaccine, recruitment has been cratering. Our military cannot be ready to defend the nation if it’s numbers are at historic lows. 

Likewise, if the morale of our war fighters is low, that also harms readiness and our ability to defend ourselves. So Sen. Paul is dead-on right to fix this problem to strengthen our military. It is also the just and right thing to do because kicking patriotic Americans out of the military for not taking a vaccine that provided very limited, if any discernible, benefit to the age and health demographics of the typical warfighter makes zero sense and lacks a rational and reasonable basis. Simply stated, it was the wrong thing to do and our current recruitment shortfalls are proof positive of that fact. 

It is time to correct this injustice, and it will also greatly benefit our ability to defend ourselves and recruit a serious force to deter our adversaries. This is pro-defense and pro-military and it is needed and necessary. 

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Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – November 25, 2022


      

George Landrith, Dr. Joe Mangiacotti, and Tom Donelson discuss the leading issues of the week: (1) World Economic Forum Foundation Chair Klaus Schwab says China is a role model; (2) Dr. Fauci admits he’s a bureaucrat, not a scientist or even a physician; (3) Alaska’s Ranked Choice Voting helps losers win and turns representative democracy on its head; (4) the lame stream media lies once again about acts of violence and tries to pin hate crimes on conservatives — it turns out that the Colorado club shooter was not a Conservaitve and instead is a non-binary guy who uses they/them pronouns; (5) inflation is surging despite Biden’s claim that it is under control and he’s fixed the problem the vast majority of Americas have had to cut back for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And we will each have a “one more thing” story to discuss!


Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – Nov. 18, 2022

George Landrith, Dr. Joe Mangiacotti, Tom Donelson, and Dr. Larry Fedewa discuss the leading issues of the week: (1) the FTX cryptocurrency scandal that has Ukraine, Democrats and Sam Bankman-Fried at its epicenter. (2) the U.S. House of Representatives will flip and Nancy Pelosi will lose control of the gavel. It looks like Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnel will lead in the House and Senate respectively. (3) Russia’s war of conquest in Ukraine took an interesting turn — with missiles landing in Poland. What’s really going on?  And should the US continue to send pallets of cash to Ukraine or should we focus on actually helping them repel Putin’s forces? (4) What’s up with the Georgia run-off election? Will Biden’s automatic vote in incumbent Warnock win a full term to the US Senate or will Georgia decide it would like someone to represent Georgia — like Herschel Walker. And we will each have a “one more thing” story to discuss!


With Orbán, Against Orbán!

How Orbán’s Fundamental Law Can be Confronted with Orbán’s Authoritarianism

By János Palotás

It was indeed a unique solution proposed by the legal advisors who turned their backs on their profession and served the authoritarian rule of Orbán, that by abusing the two-thirds mandate, Orbán created the first dual (hybrid) Fundamental Law with the fourth amendment to the original Fundamental Law (March 25, 2013).  This amendment made it possible for the Fundamental Law to include both the fundamental values of the rule of law (a prerequisite for EU membership) and the indispensable autocratic powers granted to Orbán. Orbán then deprived the Constitutional Court of the right to examine the contents of the new amendments he proposed, to preserve the integrity of the Fundamental Law and its compatibility with human rights.

It is indicative of Orbán’s deliberate move that in the years to come, Orbán will repeatedly and without a second thought, take advantage of this opportunity. Orbán, in parallel with the enactment of laws satisfying his despotism, is also regularly adding amendments to the Fundamental Law that preclude their sustainability and even their amendability in the event of a change of power. Thus, Orbán’s legislation did not abolish the obstructive elements of the Fundamental Law, because upon its detection the EU would have immediately initiated proceedings against the Orbán Government, but it added new articles to the Fundamental Law, keeping the ones approved, as necessary for his nefarious purposes, knowing that the Constitutional Court cannot carry out a substantive examination.

Orbán therefore regularly invokes his right under a hybrid (dual) structure of the Fundamental Law. The real question is: why only Orbán? So why can’t we see that the clauses protecting our rights are still there today. Why don’t we, or even the European Union, make use of the legal options, most of which are still available in the Fundamental Law to protect the rule of law!

After Orbán’s landslide victory in the 3 April elections, he was confronted with the need to negotiate with the European Union to finance his authoritarian regime (I prefer to call it his criminal cabal). As a result, a number of Orbán’s laws are being amended by Parliament today. These amendments are considered by me to be unlikely to restore the rule of law, as I pointed out in a recent interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (one of the world’s most influential newspapers). The obvious thing would have been for the EU, and the opposition parties here at home, to demand that we join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, that we change our electoral and media regulations so that voters can recognize and assert their own interests and vote again in a much more proportional system of electoral mandate allocation.   It should be upheld as an expectation that the Government should withdraw the amendments to the Fundamental Law, from the Fourth to the Eleventh, which, without exception, ensure the sustainability of Orbán’s authoritarianism.

It should be pointed out that within the dual Hungarian Fundamental Law, all of its authoritarian interventions are in conflict with EU law, which is an integral part of the Hungarian legal system. It is important to know that EU law takes precedence over national law. This is also true for proceedings before national courts, which unfortunately most courts do not seem to understand, and this seems to be the case for many chambers of the Curia.

Throughout my presentations, my conversations with friends, my writings, I have always maintained that laws do not take precedence over truth. Our rights and obligations are determined by social justice appropriate to the times, even if quite often, as in Hungary today, those who exercise power abuse the legislative process in an attempt to secure exclusive power for themselves, including thez exclusive right to decide on people’s rights and obligations.

It also follows from my understanding that, in my capacity as an expert, inquiries submitted to me which, after a preliminary review, lead me to the conclusion that my potential client is in the wrong are not accepted. My self-contained expert reasoning would then always hit an invisible wall, according to which the act under challenge violated not only the law, but also the rights of others. 

The situation is different when a first review of an inquiry or request makes it likely to me that the person seeking assistance needs to assert the truth against a particular piece of legislation. The person who approaches me in such cases usually complains of his helplessness and that he has been dismissed from countless qualified law firms and lawyers’ offices, saying that although the law should, according to the principle of justice, uphold his right, but “unfortunately this is often not the case”, and that the decisions of the courts are determined by the law and not by justice, and that there is nothing to be done. I am sad to say that I too have encountered this very common argument many times in my conversations with otherwise excellent lawyers and judges, and in assessing legal situations. But this is not the case!

I will try to illustrate the clarity of my understanding of the law with an example that is very relevant today, known and followed by readers of the “Szép Szó (A Beautiful Word)” addendum of Népszava.

  • On September 30, 2022, Beatrix Marosi, the head of the competent school district, in voluntary service of Orbán’s arrogant authority, personally delivered the immediate dismissal of five teachers to the Kölcsey Ferenc High School in Budapest on the grounds that they had participated in so-called civil disobedience.
  • The five teachers filed a class action suit, and on October 28, with the support of eminent lawyers from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, they filed an employment action at the Metropolitan Court of Budapest. 

According to the statements of Dr. Balázs Tóth, the attorney of the international advocacy organization representing the teachers, the reception of the action in court cannot be predicted in advance, precisely because of its unprecedented nature, but more than ten arguments are presented in the action, which, in their opinion, justify the disproportionate assessment of the teachers’ actions in the sanctions applied.

Despite my infinite respect and appreciation, this legal argument would either be left out of my line of reasoning altogether, or at most would be included in my legal argument. In the petition, I would only ask for a ruling that the conduct of the teachers concerned was lawful and therefore did not give rise to any sanction.

Although the so-called Convention on Human Rights and Freedoms does not include the right to strike (the right to walkout) as a specific clause, it would be a mistake to conclude that the right to strike cannot be derived from its rules. Under Article 4 of the Convention,  for example no one can be required to perform compulsory labor. In other words, no teacher could be obliged to teach any class at any school for which he or she is not qualified or contracted. Namely, this violates the cited legal text as well as the rights of parents and children and the obligations of the State under Article 2 of the First Additional Protocol. In my professional opinion, it is also a violation of the Convention if a teacher receives instructions that violate the human rights of the child he or she is teaching or of the parent representing the child.

Article 9 of the Convention on freedom of conscience specifically states that everyone has the right to express his or her convictions, individually and collectively, in public and in education. The obligation to observe and uphold the rights and obligations contained in the Convention, both in the national legal system and in national court proceedings, is recurrent in the principal treaties of the Union.

Article XVII of the Fundamental Law provides for the right of workers to walkouts. According to paragraphs 2 and 3, all employees have the right to working conditions which respect their health, safety and dignity. One only has to wonder whether the central regulations that govern teachers’ daily lives today ensure their personal dignity. Whether their remuneration guarantees their livelihood and their health and safety, etc.

The right to walkouts in the Fundamental Law is nothing other than the right to freedom of expression under Article IX of the Fundamental Law and the protection of one’s legitimate interests under Article XXVIII of the Fundamental Law in the world of work.

Article I(2) of the Fundamental Law also states that it expects these rights to be enshrined in law. Paragraph 3 also requires the substantive elements of such laws to comply with the requirement that “A fundamental right may be restricted to the extent strictly necessary to ensure the exercise of another fundamental right or to protect a constitutional interest, in proportion to the aim pursued and with due regard for the essential substance of the fundamental right”.

When designing a tactical approach to litigation, it is crucial what we consider to be the starting point and from where we build up the process. We will arrive at a different conclusion if we accept as a starting point the Emergency Government Decree issued by Orbán on February 11, 2022, which is in force today, as the rules for teachers’ protests through a walkout, or if we reject it and take into account as a starting legal principle the Human Rights, the law of the European Union, and certain provisions of the Fundamental Law that give us rights when filing the petition for a legal action.

Orbán’s Decree is only in force until the legality of its substance is overturned. For in the case that I envisage, if at the end of a lengthy procedure it is established that Orbán’s restrictive decree is unlawful, i.e. null and void, because it has deprived civil disobedience participants of rights (for example, the right to express their opinions through a walkout) that they could not have been deprived of, then we can certainly no longer talk about the alleged infringement. But the same proportionality is expected of those involved in civil disobedience. So it is still open to scrutiny whether an announced absence from a class was a disproportionately broader expression of opinion by those affected than they would have had if they had been given the right to strike, had they not been unlawfully restricted by Orbán. I think that this is certainly not the case, so the voluntary expression of teachers’ opinions is lawful, and the sanctioning of them can be declared a serious infringement, even in the Hungarian courts, I think, but most definitely in the European Court of Justice.

The result and social significance of such a procedure goes far beyond the protection of the rights of five teachers to teach, which is of course a priority in itself. It is often argued that the legal work in the proceedings I consult on runs the risk that, due to gaps in national law, many claims cannot be directly assigned a legal rule, which would simplify the legal argument. But this should not scare us. Thousands of years of law, dating back to the 3rd century BC, can now give us a solid basis for never giving up on what is right. Nor is it an inescapable obstacle if national law does not explicitly enshrine the right of civil resistance and disobedience. These rights are existing even without the knowledge of the Minister of the Interior, and can be enforced by the long-known and often forgotten rules of analogy in courtrooms. If we learn to apply the law more comprehensively, we can also get legal answers on how to resist the traps of the legal environment created by Orbán’s continuous infringing legislation.

In September, the EU Parliament declared by a large majority, with my agreement, that Orbán’s regime has now become an authoritarian hybrid regime. However, the duality also means that the system does not only serve Orbán, but also retains the constitutional elements that can be used as a weapon against him.


Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – November 11, 2022

George Landrith, Dr. Joe Mangiacotti, Tom Donelson, and Dr. Larry Fedewa discuss the leading issues of the week: (1) the massive red wave didn’t quite materialize the way many thought it would, but it appears that the GOP will control the House and may also control the Senate — depending upon the outcomes of three seats — Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona. But why was the red wave not a big as expected?  (2) Election night was a good night for Florida Ron DeSantis — why was that?  (3) Some claim that Trump was a loser on election night despite the fact that he wasn’t on the ballot. While some of his endorsed candidates lost, some of the won too. So why is he being called a loser?  (4) What can we learn from New York where the GOP unseated some unexpected Democrats?  (5) What can we learn from Florida where the GOP did have an impressive red wave?  (6) With extremists like John Fetterman elected to the Senate, will the Democrats be able to moderate? Or will they continue to be the socialist party and the party of extremism?  (7) How can Biden hope to moderate and work with Republicans when he spent the last six months fomenting violence against conservatives and calling them fascists and existential threats to our republic. And we will each have a “one more thing” story to discuss!

     

       


Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – Nov. 4, 2022

     

George Landrith, Dr. Joe Mangiacotti, Tom Donelson, and Dr. Larry Fedewa discuss the leading issues of the week: (i) should we be allowing China to buy American high tech chip companies? (ii) Joe Biden gave his second incendiary campaign speech masquerading as a presidential address. What the heck is going on? (iii) Joe Biden has been caught telling obvious lies — in many cases repeatedly. Is he a pathological or compulsive liar? (iv) What are the midterm elections looking like? How many seats do the Republicans win in the House? And can they win the majority in the Senate? And what are the issues driving this election? (v) The Left is demanding a COVID “amnesty” in an attempt to avoid accountability for the numerous abuses, lies, and illegalities of the past two years. Should they get a pass and escape accountability for what they did to America? And we will each have a “one more thing” story to discuss!

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Frontiers of Freedom’s Weekly Report – Oct. 28, 2022

with George Landrith, Dr. Larry Fedewa, Tom Donelson, and Dr. Joe Mangiacotti

       

     

Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – October 28, 2022

George Landrith, Dr. Joe Mangiacotti, Tom Donelson, and Dr. Larry Fedewa discuss the leading issues of the week: The debates and how they went and why the Democrats are reluctant to debate or wanted only one and wanted it very late in the process. What the Fetterman and Dr. debate meant. Extremist Gov. Hochul vs. Rep. Zeldin debate. Extremist Gov. Whitmer vs. Tudor Dixon. And Extremist Tina Kotek vs. Christine Drazan. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and what it means for free speech and free and robust debate of ideas. Joe Biden’s bad habit of lying about everything from the price of gasoline, inflation, the state of the economy and the border, just to name a few. Why does he lie? And why doesn’t the media seem to care? Chuck Schumer admits that Hershel Walker is beating Warnock in Georgia! The price of freedom is eternal vigilance – so stay vigilant my friends!

      

HERE’S THE LINK —-> https://rumble.com/v1qdrdq-frontiers-of-freedom-weekly-report-october-28-2022.html


RISING RED WAVE

BLUMENTHAL AND SCHUMER NEW TARGETS OF ‘LIBERAL EXTREMIST” TV SPOT NOW IN 5 STATES

        

CONNECTICUT SENATE SEAT SUDDENLY IN PLAY

TV spot that recently shook up Arizona and New Hampshire races now on nightly broadcast news in Hartford.

HITS BLUMENTHAL:

THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE IN WASHINGTON AND CONNECTICUT IS STANDING BETWEEN BLUMENTHAL AND A TV CAMERA”

“COMPLETELY FABRICATED STORY ABOUT MILITARY SERVICE IN VIETNAM.  INSULT TO VETERANS.”

“Too Extreme for Connecticut” 

BLUMENTHAL’S “CORRUPT BARGAIN WITH LEFT WING EXTREMISTS” MADE HIM VOTE THEIR AGENDA IN ORDER TO AVOID PRIMARY CHALLENGE.

“KEY ENABLER” WHO VOTED 98% WITH BIDEN.   

FOCUS is on Connecticut but

Also anti-Schumer version on nightly news in upstate cities of Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse

 Along with first buy in Nevada against endangered Democrat Cortez Masto

And new buy in Arizona against Mark Kelly

As well as New Hampshire ads against Maggie Hassan. 5 total states.

BLUMENTHAL IS VULNERABLE — Citing recent polling PAC chairman says:

“In Connecticut the polling has shown Blumenthal with weak support and his opponent Leora Levy pulled quite close in a recent Fabrizio poll and has momentum.  She is an excellent candidate with very impressive educational and professional credentials but, most of all, she is an outspoken critic of Blumenthal’s leftist swing.” Frontiers of Freedom PAC President George Landrith.

“Republicans must expand the map and go for a big win in the Senate—people in Connecticut and New York are disgusted with Blumenthal and Schumer as symbols  of a Democratic Party taken over by  left wing extremists.” George Landrith

TV SPOT: 

Richard Blumental made a corrupt bargain with left-wing extremists to not run a primary against him if he pushed far-left positions

  “Why did he let her fear of a primary make him cave into the left-wing extremist “squad’? (Screen shows CORRUPT BARGAIN WITH LEFT WING EXTREMISTS” emblazoned across photo of radical-left New York Representative Ocasio-Cortez and 3 other far- left members of “THE SQUAD” in Democrat House of Representatives)

  “How can he say he isn’t a left-wing extremist if every time he votes like one?

 VOTED AGAINST CONSTITUENTS 

  “Why did Richard Blumental go to the big city and forget the people who sent her there.”

TV SPOT ASKS  CONNECTICUT MEDIA TO END ‘FREE RIDE” FROM “CORRUPT NATIONAL MEDIA” FOR ITS “CHOSEN CANDIDATE” WHICH MEANT HE NEVER HAD TO DENOUNCE EXTREMISTS  WHO WANT TO “ DEFUND THE POLICE” OR THE Democrat’s “dark money alliance with notorious anti-American billionaire George Soros and lawless prosecutors” to  the “destruction of women’s sports” and childhood education with “gender lunacy.”

2 MINUTE TV SPOT WON PLAUDITS “AS THE GREATEST CAMPAIGN AD EVERY MADE” AND “EVERY MAGA SHOULD IMITIATE THIS FORMAT” WHEN FIRST RELEASED IN AUGUST AGAINST SCHUMER.  

UNIQUE NARRTIVE 2 minute ad takes its first minute to call national media  “the most powerful and corrupt institutions in America” seeking to protect their own “chosen candidates,” ask voters to “send a message to the media bosses” and then cites the media for covering up 1)  China virus leak, 2) Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 3) illegal wrongdoing by Clinton and Biden, 4) FBI harassment of political dissenters  5)never apologized for two years of its Russian collusion hoax,  6)promoted  smears and civil rights violations against conservatives, 7)phony impeachments and show trials.8)covered up Biden’s ill health and incompetence by letting him run from basement.

AD ALSO CITES SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR

       HUGE SPENDING BILLS CAUSING SHATTERING INFLATION AND RECESSION.

       SHUT DOWN PIPELINES, DROVE UP GAS PRICES

       CAUSED FOOD SHORTAGES EVEN BABY FORMULA

       AND OPPOSING SCHOOL REFORM.

DESTROY WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH GENDER LUNACY (Pix of Lia the swimmer and drag queens at kindergarten)

AD HITS SENATE DEMS FOR “SCORCHED-EARTH” “RULE-OR -RUIN” ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

WILL DESTROY –

THE SUPREME COURT

THE SACRED SECRET BALLOT    (No voter ID, unlimited vote harvesting and mail-ins) & (DC bureaucrats’ takeover of elections)

 CITIZENSHIP    (Open borders)

US SENATE    (Add new states, no filibuster)

ELECTORAL COLLEGE   (Elections decided by a few counties in a few states)

IMPOSE ANTI-CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS TEST FOR FEDERAL OFFICE


On The Road To An Agonizing Decline: The 20th Pageantry of the Chinese Communist Party

Dr. Miklos K. Radvanyi

The conclusion of the just ended 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is that on July 23, 1921 established organization has irreversibly outlived its usefulness.  The central proof of this statement is President Xi Jinping’s report that was abound with all the old banalities of previous speeches delivered in blatant disregard for existing realities.  Accordingly, heaping only praises on his questionable achievements, while concealing the abysmal condition of the Chinese economy, the rising discontent of the people with the tyrannical actions of the authorities, the manifest hopelessness of the future for the young and the middle-aged, President Xi indirectly acknowledged the deepening chasm between the Party and the state, as well as the yawning gap between the privileged Party bureaucracy and the people.  In view of all these challenges, his fundamental question should have been how to assure the stability and future growth of his antediluvian tyranny.  His answer that he gave in his report was to obey the Party with one’s heart and mind by practicing blind loyalty to him personally.  In arriving at such an exalted rank, one only needs to study his thoughts and Chinese history pursuant to his interpretation, in order to accept and adore everything in tyrannical China.  

Thus, President Xi at the ripe age of 69, reached the state of Shakespeare’s aging King Lear who wanted nothing but to be loved by his three daughters.  Comparably, President Xi’ s chief concern is his colleagues and his subjects’ lack of sufficient appreciation.  Following a barrage of words, such as “security,” “military readiness,” “struggle,” “high winds,” “choppy waters,” “dangerous storms,” he never mentioned political reforms.  His solution for the mounting domestic and international challenges is “self-reform,” which entails firm ideological adherence and unconditional loyalty to himself.  Clearly, President Xi is full of himself.  For this reason alone, people across the globe cannot trust him.  

For the United States of America, the European Union and the rest of the world it is time to sober up and be extremely pessimistic about the future of the People’s Republic of China, both internally as well as externally.  During his decade long tenure, President Xi’s economic policies oscillated between sheer incompetence, sticking to badly thought out half-baked ideas, and politically driven compromises.  While initially he encouraged reformers to tinker with free market ideas, following the emergence of COVID-19 epidemic, he panicked and rushed head on to push incoherent and antithetical economic designs.  The crackdown on nongovernmental conglomerates, successful technology firms, banks, real estate firms, etc., was exacerbated by politically motivated promotion of the meaningless slogan of “common prosperity,” the “vision of national greatness,” and the intensification of relentless anti-corruption campaigns.  

Domestically, the dumbing down of the Chinese people reached a new peak.  President Xi’s untiring exhortations to fill the contents of books, movies, theater pieces with “positive energy” and “Chinese Socialist Characteristics,” made Chinese literature as well as the media a laughingstock of Asia.  A typical example of such intellectual garbage is the story of a north-eastern transfer student by the name of Wang Hu of the city of Shenyang.  Mixing with students from Hong-Kong, Macau, Taiwan and even Thailand, Wang Hu has to fight the deviant ideas of his fellow students until they become convinced that the right path to follow is President Xi’s thoughts about the inevitable superiority of the Han race.  In addition to resurrecting the ever present Chinese racism, the “North-Eastern Transfer Student” patriotic saga also declares that everything President Xi determines is indisputable “Chinese territory.”

President Xi’s fantasy of race-based isolationist pan-Chinese unity is present in his foreign policy approach.  His foreign policy speeches, including his report to the Party Congress, reveal a bumbling tactician of imperial power designs.  His repeated criticism of “American hegemony” and Western interference in his country’s illegal expansion in the Pacific and elsewhere, present a man who is not a strategist and a statesman.  Aspiring to legitimize his claim to Chinese world hegemony, he misuses the past to project China’s global future, while enveloping the uncertainties of the present into the foggy ideas of false realities, elaborate deceptions and outright lies.  

In this context, the danger is real.  Internationally, President Xi displays the same character flaws that he demonstrates in his domestic dealings with his unfortunate Chinese subjects.  The 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress is by no means merely a Chinese affair.  The world in general must be made aware of the historical barbarism of Chinese culture.  Unquestionably, President Xi has declared war on his colleagues and the entire Chinese people.  Equally, he has stated his intention to challenge, if needed militarily, the status quo throughout the world.  For all these, he must be confronted decisively.  Therefore, viewing from this perspective, his triumphant report is more a downbeat oratory than a constructive political map for the People’s Republic of China.  The world will have to deal with this Chinese tyrant for the next five years whose ambitions have always exceeded his and his country’s real potential.  


PAC Expands “Liberal Extremist” Attack to New Hampshire’s Extremist Maggie Hassan 

     

After Shaking up Arizona Senate Race (GOP Senate candidate has picked up “extremist” theme in PAC’s TV spots), Frontiers of Freedom Action expands its effort to hold New Hampshire’s extremist Senator Maggie Hassan to account for her betrayal of New Hampshire voters.

   

Two Minute Version

       

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S OWN SENATOR VOTED TO PERMIT FEDERAL BUREAUCRATS TO END THE STATE’S GREATEST TRADITION — FIRST-IN-THE-NATION PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

Hassan was so afraid of a left-wing primary challenge she even went along with empowering Department of Justice bureaucrats to end New Hampshire’s greatest tradition.” — George Landrith President, Frontiers of Freedom

HASSAN’S “CORRUPT BARGAIN WITH LEFT WING EXTREMISTS” MADE HER “KEY ENABLER” WHO VOTED 96% WITH BIDEN.    (“EXTREMIST” SENATE VOTING RECORD.)

Screen shows “CORRUPT BARGAIN WITH LEFT WING EXTREMISTS” EMBLAZONED ACROSS PHOTO OF RADICAL-LEFT NEW YORK REPRESENTATIVE OCASIO-CORTEZ AND 3 OTHER FAR- LEFT MEMBERS OF “THE SQUAD”)

      


      

ASKS NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDIA TO “STAND UP TO CORRUPT NATIONAL MEDIA” AND END HASSAN’S ‘FREE RIDE’

      

       

“The 50th Senator” who in a closely divided Senate who could easily have “stopped Biden debacles like the border crisis” the spot show vivid footage of illegal border crossings.  Hits Hassan for supporting Biden’s “Student loan giveaway.”

“SCRIPTED LINES” AND “WHOLE CAMPAIGN” IS BEING RUN FROM WASHINGTON BY DC LIBERAL CONSULTANTS AND FINANCED BY FAR-LEFT DARK MONEY

         

MAKE HASSAN ANSWER FOR WHAT SHE HAD DONE TO NEW HAMPSHIRE & TO AMERICA:

It is incredible she isn’t even being asked about her far-left voting record and especially her votes to endanger the presidential primary or about who is really running her campaign?” — Landrith

“Everything she says and every TV spot she runs is out of the DC consultants’ playbook — Who ‘s running her campaign?” — Landrith

“The extreme left has created all the problems that our nation is now facing — the border crisis, the murder and violent crime crisis, economic stagnation, runaway inflation, the fentanyl crisis, failure in Afghanistan, and an emboldened Russia, Iran, and China. All of this can be laid at Maggie Hassan’s feet. In a 50-50 Senate, Hassan could have stopped the insanity at any point, but she didn’t even try. Not once. As a result, New Hampshire and Americans are suffering from runaway inflation making the average family about $7,000 poorer than just 18 months ago. We also face a stagnant economy in recession — something Hassan and her allies have lied about constantly. New Hampshire deserves a Senator who will represent the people, not the extremist special interests. Maggie Hassan has consistently proven that she is not up to the job! It is time for a new direction and a new senator.” — Landrith

     

HASSAN’S REPUBLICAN OPPONENT – GENERAL DONALD BOLDUC

         

“General Bolduc is credible and likable. He’s one of those soldiers who has become a great candidate. He has proven that he will take on the extremist elements and the special interests in Washington. General Bolduc will help make Washington focus on what matters to New Hampshire’s citizens — a strong economy, a government that promotes and protects freedom and opportunity for all, and a nation that is strong in the face of increasing threats from abroad.” — Landrith

But he must use “the ‘e’ word” because the “extremist” charge really cracks the code against Democrats like Hassan for the simple reason it’s the truth and the truth actually works in politics.  Her voting record shows she cared more about the approval of the media and the left wingers who threatened her with a primary than that of her New Hampshire constituents. She can’t claim to be a moderate.” — Landrith

           

Spot also shows “news stories” repeating Hassan and Democratic party talking points.

       

     

One Minute Version

       

We think the New Hampshire media wants to be fair, but they can’t just repeat Democrat talking points. They need to give General Bolduc a hearing and ask Hassan some tough questions like those in our TV spot.” — Landrith

SPOT SAYS FOR YEARS HASSAN “NEVER HAD TO DENOUNCE” EXTREMISTS WHO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE (until campaign trail) OR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S “dark money alliance with notorious anti-American billionaire George Soros funding lawless prosecutors: to opposition to school reform and parental rights, as well as the destruction of women’s sports and childhood education with “gender lunacy.”

“Maggie Hassan made a corrupt bargain with left-wing extremists to not run a primary against her if she pushed far-left positions that have done so much harm to New Hampshire.

 “Why did she let her fear of a primary make her cave into the left-wing extremist “squad’?

How can she say he isn’t a left-wing extremist if every time he votes like one?

HASSAN VOTED AGAINST HER CONSTITUENTS

“Why did Maggie Hassan go to the big city and forget the people who sent her there.”

LONG-FORMAT, STORY-TELLING AD

These are not 30-second attack ads that try to manipulate people, but heavily informative narrative ads that work particularly well with Independents, women, and young people who appreciate being given context and a story that put a larger perspective around the issues.” Landrith

     

 Landrith explained the 2-minute nightly news spot <Link> is followed by a 1-minute “chaser” <Link> that summarizes what the viewer has just seen.

       

“TEMPLATE” AD IS DESCRIBED AS “GREATEST AD IN HISTORY OF CAMPAIGNS”


One conservative website called an earlier version of the spot (directed against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) “The greatest ad in the history of campaign ads” and said “Every MAGA candidate should imitate its format.”

Three weeks of the ad in the Arizona TV market recently led to the adoption of its theme by GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters.

 WHY THE “EXTREMIST” CHARGE IS KEY

The reason Joe Biden and Democrats are trying to use the ‘extremist’ charge against Republicans is they realize it is their own biggest vulnerability. But the truth is clear – Democrats are the real extremists today.” — Landrith

SPOT SPELLS OUT HASSAN AS BIDEN’S AND SCHUMER’S “CHIEF ENABLER”

     HUGE SPENDING BILLS CAUSING SHATTERING INFLATION AND RECESSION.

     SHUT DOWN PIPELINES, DROVE UP GAS PRICES

     CAUSED FOOD SHORTAGES EVEN BABY FORMULA

     AND OPPOSING SCHOOL REFORM

     DESTROY WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH GENDER LUNACY (Pix of Lia the swimmer and drag queens at kindergarten)

AD HITS SENATE DEMS FOR “SCORCHED-EARTH” “RULE-OR -RUIN” ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

THE EXTREMIST LEFT WILL DESTROY –

     THE SUPREME COURT

     THE SACRED SECRET BALLOT (No voter ID, unlimited vote harvesting and mail-ins & DC bureaucrats’ takeover of elections)

      CITIZENSHIP (Open borders)

      US SENATE (Add new states, no filibuster)

      ELECTORAL COLLEGE (Elections decided by a few counties in a few states)

     IMPOSE ANTI-CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS TEST FOR FEDERAL OFFICE

About Hassan’s support for Schumer assault on democratic institutions:

The GOP has never gotten across to the people how those bills would have destroyed the secret ballot, put Department of Justice bureaucrats in charge of our elections, abolished citizenship rights, packed the Supreme Court into irrelevance, radically changed the U.S. Senate, and made a few states the only thing that mattered in presidential elections by abolishing the Electoral College,” said Landrith.

ACCUSES HASSAN OF DESTROYING ELECTION INTEGRITY BECAUSE SHE BACKED BIDEN-SCHUMER

She voted for a federal takeover of elections that would corrupt the secret ballot and completely reduce New Hampshire’s historic role in presidential elections.” — Landrith

 SPOT DESCRIBES “PEOPLE’S FURY” AGAINST
 MEDIA AS AMERICA’S “MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTIONS

The Mainstream Media has COVERED UP: 1)  China virus leak, 2) Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 3) illegal wrongdoing by Clinton and Biden, 4) FBI harassment of political dissenters,  5) never apologized for years of its Russian collusion hoax,  6) promoted  smears and civil rights violations against conservatives, 7) phony impeachments and show trials, 8) covered up Biden’s ill health and incompetence by letting him run from basement.


Frontiers of Freedom Action Super PAC TV Spot: ASKS ARIZONA MEDIA TO “STAND UP TO CORRUPT NATIONAL MEDIA”

NEWS RELEASE

“Cracking the code against Senate Democrats like Arizona’s Mark Kelly” PAC hopes “all Republicans will steal this ad.”

— “Doubling down in Phoenix” with a long format 2-minute ad that now has a 1-minute “chaser” on “Biden’s key enabler.”  VIEW SPOT

— One “screen” in spot accusing Kelly of “corrupt bargain” drawing heavy attention and donations.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Announcing a new wave of TV ads against endangered Democrat Senator Mark Kelly, SUPER PAC President George Landrith says his group, Frontiers of Freedom Action, is doubling its broadcast buy (nightly and morning news) for a 2-minute spot asking Arizona media to stand up to a “corrupt national media” by making Kelly answer charges he is “liberal extremist and has the voting record to prove it.”

(For more information, contact PAC President George Landrith at 703-901-5464)

One ‘screen’ in particular in the TV spot is drawing heavy attention and donor response Landrith says

  —  a photo of radical-left New York Representative Ocasio-Cortez and 3 other Representatives who make a far-left congressional group the media dubbed “The Squad” with the headline emblazoned across it — ‘CORRUPT BARGAIN” as the ad’s voice-over charges:

    “Mark Kelly made a corrupt bargain with left-wing extremists to not run a primary against him if he pushed far-left positions”

    Accusing Kelly of “going to the big city and forgetting the people who sent him there” the ad asks Arizona press and network affiliates to end Kelly’s “free ride” and make him respond to questions like

   “Why did he let his fear of a primary make him cave into the left-wing extremist “squad’?”

  “How can he say he isn’t a left-wing extremist if every time he votes like one?

WHY IT CRACKS THE CODE

“Kelly and all other Senate Democrats were so terrified that Ocasio Cortez and her left-wing billionaire allies would run primary campaigns against them they voted right down the extremist line.

“The reason this cracks the code is that many people find it hard to believe that their home state senator or local representative could really be so left wing but once they get an explanation for why it happened they are willing to vote against the Dems. Polling shows that even if they like their Senators they will vote against them if they voted for Biden’s and the Democrats’ agenda.”

“THIS SENATE RACE IS NOT A PERSONALITY CONTEST. KELLY’S OPPONENT IS A GREAT CANDIDATE BUT EVEN IF HE WEREN’T THE ISSUE IS KELLY’S LEFT WING EXTREMIST VOTING IN THE SENATE” Landrith said.

THE NEW 1-MINUTE “CHASER”

One conservative website called an earlier version of the spot (directed against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) “The greatest ad in the history of campaign ads” and said “Every MAGA candidate should imitate its format.”

Landrith explained, however, a 1-minute “chaser” (VIEW SPOT) now follows the 2-minute spot that summarizes what the viewer has just seen. (A 3-minute web version is also available:  VIEW SPOT). The ads began on Sunday morning and will run on the nightly and morning news through the week.

“These are not 30-second attack ads that try to manipulate people, but heavily informative narrative ads that ask Mark Kelly when he will reject extremist liberal views and plans,” Landrith said.

“BIDEN ENABLER”

 In addition to saying Kelly’s “free ride” from the national media means he never has to disown left-wing extremist groups that support him, the spot also spends much of its time charging that Kelly was a key “Biden enabler.” Accusing him of being “the 50th Senator” in a closely divided Senate who could easily have stopped Biden debacles like the border crisis, the spot show vivid footage of illegal border crossings.

WHY THE “EXTREMIST” CHARGE IS KEY

“The reason Joe Biden and Democrats are trying to use the ‘extremist’ charge against Republicans is they realize it is their own biggest vulnerability.”

“Mark Kelly is perfect example of why a Red Wave is coming in states like Arizona” the SUPERPAC PRESIDENT SAYS. “He wants to run as a moderate but like every Senate Democrat he is imperiled by his corrupt bargain with the left which said in effect: ‘Don’t primary me and I will vote your way.’”

SPOT CHARGES KELLY’S “FREE RIDE” FROM NATIONAL MEDIA MEANS HE HAS “NEVER HAD TO DENOUNCE” EXTREMISTS WHO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE OR DEMOCRATS “dark money alliance with notorious anti-American billionaire George Soros, to opposition to school reform and parental rights, as well as the destruction of women’s sports and childhood education with “gender lunacy.”

SPOT WANTS TO “Make The Media The 2022 Issue”

In calling national media “the most powerful and corrupt institutions in America” seeking to “smear” GOP candidates and protect their own “chosen candidates,” the SPOT asks voters to “send a message to the media bosses” who are “corrupting American journalism” and give them a “miserable election night” by asking Kelly for answers

“Get back at those who have corrupted journalism and seek to crush dissent and smear Kelly’s opponent.”

Spot cites MEDIA AS AMERICA’S MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTIONS COVERED UP 1) China virus leak, 2) Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 3) illegal wrongdoing by Clinton and Biden, 4) FBI harassment of political dissenters, 5) never apologized for two years of its Russian collusion hoax, 6) promoted smears and civil rights violations against conservatives, 7)phony impeachments and show trials.8)covered up Biden’s ill health and incompetence by letting him run from basement.

KELLY AS BIDEN’S AND SCHUMER’S “CHIEF ENABLER” ON

HUGE SPENDING BILLS CAUSING SHATTERRING INFLATION AND RECESSION.

SHUT DOWN PIPELINES, DROVE UP GAS PRICES

CAUSED FOOD SHORTAGES EVEN BABY FORMULA

AND OPPOSING SCHOOL REFORM.

SUPPORTS POLITICIANS WHO VIOLATED THEIR OWN LOCKDOWNS ABD DESTROYING BUSINESSES

(Pelosi, DeBlasio, Cuomo, Newsom)

DESTROY WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH GENDER LUNACY (Pix of Lia the swimmer and drag queens at kindergarten)

ACCUSES KELLY ON DESTROYING ELECTION INTEGRITY BECAUSE HE BACKED BIDEN-SCHUMER

“He even voted for a federal takeover of Arizona’s election that would corrupt the secret ballot and completely reduce Arizona’s historic role in presidential elections”

AD HITS SENATE DEMS FOR “SCORCHED-EARTH” “RULE-OR -RUIN” ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

WILL DESTROY –

THE SUPREME COURT (Packing the Court)

THE SACRED SECRET BALLOT (No voter ID, unlimited vote harvesting and mail-ins and DC bureaucrats’ takeover of elections)

 CITIZENSHIP (Open borders)

US SENATE (Add new states, no filibuster)

 ELECTORAL COLLEGE. (Elections decided by a few counties in a few states)

IMPOSE ANTI-CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS TEST FOR FEDERAL OFFICE

“The GOP has never gotten across to the people how those bills would have destroyed the secret ballot, put Department of Justice bureaucrats in charge of our elections, abolished citizenship rights, packed the Supreme Court into irrelevance, radically changed the U.S. Senate, and made a few states the only thing that mattered in presidential elections by abolishing the Electoral College,” said Landrith.

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Amac: PAC Urges Arizona Press to “Stand Up to Corrupt National Media” Over “Extremist” Mark Kelly

By Seamus Brennan

In a two-minute broadcast TV advertisement, a conservative Super PAC is asking the Arizona press to “stand up” to the national media and make “liberal extremist” Senator Mark Kelly answer for his “corrupt bargain” with left-wing radicals in the Democratic Party. The ad also asks Arizona voters to “send a message to the media bosses” who represent “the most corrupt institutions in America.”

In the TV spot and an extended three-minute online version of the ad, the group asks Kelly “how he can say he isn’t a left-wing extremist if every time he votes like one,” and likewise calls on Arizona journalists to question Kelly on his extremist positions on the campaign trail. The ad, which launched Thursday night, is set to run on the Phoenix TV nightly news and Sunday political talk shows through next week.

The Arizona Senate race between Kelly and Republican Blake Masters—widely expected to be one of the most competitive in the nation—could determine which party controls the Senate come January 2023. “Mark Kelly is a perfect example of why a red wave is coming in states like Arizona,” said George Landrith, president of Frontiers of Freedom Action, the group that aired the ad. “He wants to run as a moderate, but like every Senate Democrat, he is imperiled by his corrupt bargain with the left which said in effect: ‘Don’t primary me and I will vote your way.’”

The ad’s release comes just days after the group aired a similar TV spot in New York markets, criticizing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as “the media’s chosen candidate,” which was hailed by one conservative news outlet as the “greatest campaign ad of all time.” Like the New York TV blitz, the first minute of the Arizona spot focuses chiefly on the media for trying to “crush dissent” and hide corruption, displaying headlines about media scandals and smears—including its suppression of the COVID-19 lab leak theory, censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell, promotion of the Russian collusion hoax, a coverup of Hillary Clinton’s email scandals, and refusal to report on Biden’s blackmailing of the Ukrainian government. The ad also catalogs other political smears, like those against General Michael Flynn, students at Covington Catholic High School, and parents protesting anti-Americanism in their local schools.

The ad goes on to blame the media for elevating Joe Biden to the presidency by letting him run “from his basement” and “covering up his incompetence and ill health.” It then goes on to smear Biden as “the worst president in modern history,” and features videos of him falling up the stairs on Air Force One and taking directions from the Easter Bunny at a White House event with the headline “EASTER BUNNY RUNS WHITE HOUSE EVENT.”

Around the halfway mark of the two-minute TV spot, the ad labels Kelly as Biden’s “key enabler,” noting that he votes with Biden 92 percent of the time and “cast the deciding vote on huge spending bills that cause shattering inflation and recession”—referring to the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” which economists predict will even further aggravate inflation and raise costs for Arizona families.

Additionally, the ad notes how attempts by the likes of Biden and Kelly to push a radical takeover of elections—as well as efforts by other Democrats to alter the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate, American citizenship, and the Electoral College—represent a “scorched-earth, rule-or-ruin” attack on longstanding American democratic institutions. “The GOP has never gotten across to the people how those bills would have destroyed the secret ballot, but Department of Justice bureaucrats in charge of our elections, abolished citizenship rights, packed the Supreme Court into irrelevance, radically changed the U.S. Senate, and made a few states the only thing that mattered in presidential elections by abolishing the Electoral College,” said Landrith.

The ad concludes with a call for the people of Arizona to “make the media bosses the 2022 issue” before stating that Kelly “was the 50th senator and could have forced Biden and Schumer to stop the deliberate border crisis.” Mark Kelly, the ad goes on to say, “is a symptom of all that is wrong about Washington. Why did Mark Kelly go to the big city and forget the people who sent him there?”

“This Senate race is not a personality contest,” Landrith said. “Kelly’s opponent is a great candidate, but even if he weren’t, this issue is Kelly’s left-wing extremist voting in the Senate.”

Although Kelly has thus far maintained a marginal lead over Masters in statewide polling, the release of the ad could go a long way in further tightening the race and compelling moderates, independents, and disaffected Democrats to reconsider their support for Kelly as their representative in the Senate.

LINK TO STORY BY SEAMUS BRENNAN AT AMAC <HERE>

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BREITBART: Super PAC Attacking Media, Schumer Expands Ad Buy to Target Mark Kelly

By Joel Pollak

A conservative super PAC that is urging Republicans to target the mainstream media in campaign messages is expanding its ad buy, entering the Arizona race for Senate with TC spots targeting Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ).

As Breitbart News reported last month, the Frontiers of Freedom Action (FFA) super PAC placed ads in regional markets in upstate New York, urging voters to consider the “bargain” that Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) allegedly made to avoid a difficult primary challenge from the likes of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY): if he would vote and govern from the left, he would be left virtually unopposed in his primary race.

Now, the PAC is making the same case in Arizona, arguing that Kelly — who campaigned as a moderate but has voted with the party’s left since taking office in 2021 — made a similar “corrupt bargain” in his own race.

The PAC has bought airtime for a two-minute ad to air during 10 p.m. television news shows in Phoenix, to run on Thursday night and on Sunday through next week. (See TV Spot above)

It has also released a similar ad on the web: <HERE>

The ads allege that Kelly was the chief “Biden enabler,” and that as the “50th Senator” he could have stopped some of the most radical legislation to pass through the chamber, but refused to do so.

The implied contrast is with Sen. Kirsten Sinema (D-AZ), who has joined Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in opposing some left-wing initiatives and defending the filibuster that enshrines the rights of the minority.

The ad encourages viewers and voters to pressure their local media outlets to ask questions of Kelly, and urges them to see the 2022 midterms as a way to “sed a message” to a corrupt media establishment.

Kelly faces a challenge from Republican Blake Masters in the upcoming November election.

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Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

LINK TO STORY BY JOEL POLLAK AT BREITBART <HERE>

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MAKE “LIBERAL EXTREMIST” MARK KELLY ANSWER  “CORRUPT BARGAIN” ALLEGATION

Mark Kelly made a corrupt bargain with left-wing extremists to not run a primary against him if he pushed far-left positions” — TV spot. 

Ask “local press” and Arizona news “affiliates” to hold Kelly “accountable on the campaign trail” by asking —

           “Why did he let his fear of a primary make him cave in to the left-wing extremist “squad”? 

           “How can he say he isn’t a left-wing extremist if every time he votes like one?” 

         

PHOENIX TV  PUSH:  2 – MINUTE SPOT (https://youtu.be/29shDBn8JYQ) ON PHOENIX NIGHTLY NEWS AND SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS AND 3-MINUTE WEB RELEASE (https://youtu.be/Mz6rujONihg) also says KELLY WAS  “CHIEF BIDEN-SCHUMER ENABLER” AND “AS 5OTH SENATOR” COULD HAVE STOPPED THE DEBACLES. BUT HE NEVER DID!

“He was the deciding vote in the Senate and could have forced Biden and Schumer to stop their deliberate border crisis.”

“Instead he became a Biden-Schumer enabler and gave them everything they wanted.”

END MARK KELLY’S ‘FREE RIDE’ FROM THE NATIONAL MEDIA  

“Mark Kelly is a perfect example of why a Red Wave is coming in states like Arizona,” said Frontiers of Freedom Action President, George Landrith. “He wants to run as a moderate, but like every Senate Democrat he is imperiled by his corrupt bargain with the Left which said in effect: ‘Don’t primary me and I will vote your way.’”

“THIS SENATE RACE IS NOT A PERSONALITY CONTEST. KELLY’S OPPONENT IS A GREAT CANDIDATE, BUT EVEN IF HE WEREN’T, THE ISSUE IS KELLY’S CONSISTENT LEFT WING EXTREMIST VOTING IN THE SENATE,” said George Landrith, President of FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM ACTION.

We ask in the TV spot:

           “Why he went to Washington and sided with the left-wing extremists against the people of Arizona?”

           “Why Mark Kelly went to the Big City and forgot the people who sent him there?”

Spot also says:

            “Ask the local news not to give Kelly the free ride that he gets from corrupt national media.”

             “Ask the Arizona media and affiliates to question Mark Kelly on the campaign trail.”

KELLYS  “FREE RIDE” FROM NATIONAL MEDIA MEANS HE HAS NEVER HAD TO DENOUNCE”  EXTREMISTS  WHO WANT TO  DEFUND THE POLICE OR DEMOCRATS “dark money alliance with notorious anti-American billionaire George Soros, to opposition to school reform and parental rights, as well as the destruction of women’s sports and childhood education with “gender lunacy.”

SPOT SAYS “Make The Media The 2022 Issue”

Calling national media  “the most powerful and corrupt institutions in America” seeking to “smear” GOP candidates and protect their own “chosen candidates,”  TV SPOT asks voters to “send a message to the media bosses” who are “corrupting American journalism” and give them a “miserable election night” by asking Kelly for answers 

“Get back at those who have corrupted journalism and seek to crush dissent and who smear Kelly’s opponent.”

TV Spot says — the MEDIA, AS ONE OF AMERICAS MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTIONS, COVERED UP — 1) China virus leak, 2) Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 3) illegal wrongdoing by Clinton and Biden, 4) FBI harassment of political dissenters,  5) never apologized for two years of its Russian collusion hoax, 6) promoted smears and civil rights violations against conservatives, 7) conducted phony impeachments and totalitarian style show trials, and 8) covered up Bidens ill health and incompetence by letting him run from his basement.

THE AD SHOWS KELLY AS BIDEN’S AND SCHUMER’S “CHIEF ENABLER” ON :

           HUGE SPENDING BILLS CAUSING SHATTERING INFLATION AND RECESSION

           SHUT DOWN PIPELINES, DROVE UP GAS PRICES

           CAUSED FOOD SHORTAGES EVEN BABY FORMULA

           OPPOSING SCHOOL REFORM

           SUPPORTING POLITICIANS WHO VIOLATED THEIR OWN LOCKDOWNS AND DESTROYED SO MANY BUSINESSES. (Pelosi, DeBlasio, Cuomo, Newsom)

           DESTROYING WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH GENDER LUNACY (Pix of Lia the swimmer and drag queens at kindergarten) 

           DESTROYING ELECTION INTEGRITY BECAUSE HE BACKED BIDEN-SCHUMER  — “Kelly even voted for a federal takeover of Arizona’s election that would corrupt the secret ballot and completely reduce Arizona’s historic role in presidential elections”

The Ad Hits Senate Democrats “SCORCHED-EARTH” and “RULE-OR-RUIN” ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

The Ad points out that the Left’s Agenda — one that Kelly fully supports — WILL DESTROY – 

           THE SUPREME COURT

           THE SACRED SECRET BALLOT (No voter ID, unlimited vote harvesting and mail-ins and DC bureaucratstakeover of elections)

           CITIZENSHIP  (Open borders)

           US SENATE  (Add new states, no filibuster

           ELECTORAL COLLEGE  (Elections decided by a few counties in a few states)

           AND IMPOSE AN ANTI-CHRISTIAN AND ANTI-CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS TEST FOR FEDERAL OFFICE 

“The GOP has never gotten across to the people how those bills would have destroyed the secret ballot, put Department of Justice bureaucrats in charge of our elections, abolished citizenship rights, packed the Supreme Court into irrelevance, radically changed the U.S. Senate, and made a few states the only thing that mattered in presidential elections by abolishing the Electoral College,” said Landrith. 

              

TO SEE FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM ACTION’S GROUND BREAKING TV SPOT AGAINST CHUCK SCHUMER CLICK <HERE>


The Frontiers of Freedom Weekly Report – 9/30/22

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With George Landrith, Tom Donelson, Larry Fedewa & Joe Mangiacotti

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LINK — https://rumble.com/v1m67qm-frontiers-of-freedom-weekly-report-sept.-30-2022.html

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Comparison of Republican States and Democratic States from August 2020 to August 2022

By Tom Donelson, Senior Fellow

Since August 2020 and during the pandemics, there has been one constant: unemployment in Republican states have been significantly lower than in Democratic states. The chart below shows this 

In August of 2020 unemployment for states with Democratic governors was 8.4 compared to 6.4 unemployment for Republican governors and in August 2022, unemployment under Democratic governors was 3.7 percent and under Republican governors was only 3 percent.

We also compared states with exclusively one-party control of the both the legislature and the executive  with branch mixed control with one party who split control of the lever of power and found differences. Republicans who control both the legislature and governor seats, had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent compared to Democrat states who control both the governor seat. and the legislature had an unemployment rate of 4 percent. Those who had mixed government had an unemployment rate of 3.4.   

Completely run blue states had 30 percent more unemployment than completely run red states and these Democrats run states were even behind those states with split control. We did not find a difference between states with Republican governors and split government and Democratic governors with split government as GOP governors was 3.4 percent and Democratic governors was 3.3 percent. When we combined GOP governors and split governance, we see the unemployment is 3 percent. 

We also compared the top four most populous states with Republican governors: Florida, Ohio, Texas, and Georgia to top four populous states with Democratic governors: New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. States with Republican governors had unemployment of 3.4 percent and two, Florida and Georgia, were below the national average and below 3 percent. The Democratic states averaged 4.4 percent and not one of these states were below the national average. Not one Democratic state had unemployment less than 4.1 percent. 

The main reason for this difference is that Republican states open their economy earlier during the Pandemics compared to Democratic states. While some GOP states were aggressive with lockdowns initially, GOP states reduce restrictions, and this showed up in the lower unemployment.

Dr. Wilfred Reilly conducted three studies on the impact on the lockdown and found that there were no real differences in deaths per capita and both non-lockdown states and Republican states had lower unemployment compared to lockdown states and Democratic states. 1 Unemployment for non-lockdown states was 5.5 percent and for Republican states 6.4 percent whereas lockdown states and Democrat states unemployment was 8.2 percent in August of 2020. 

In winter of 2020, many states reinstate lockdowns and in reviewing those states in August 2022, the unemployment was 3.5 percent for lockdown states compared to 2.8 percent for non-lockdown states. In both studies, all the non-lockdown states had Republican governors and in those states in which Democrats ran all phrase of government, the unemployment rate was 4 percent. 

What we find for the past two years is that Republican states have lower unemployment compared to their Democratic counterpart and we found this difference most significant. Other studies support this including a report card by Casey Mulligan, Phil Kerpen and Steve Moore. They observed, “Economy and schooling are positively correlated (correlation coefficient = 0.43), which suggests a relationship between the willingness of the population (or its politicians) to resume normal activity in business and school. MT, SD, NE, and UT are the states’ highest on the economy score and among only seven states to exceed 85 percent open schools. The correlation between health and economy scores is essentially zero, which suggests that states that withdrew the most from economic activity did not significantly improve health by doing so.”2  

  1. Ignored cost: Effect Yes-No lockdown states along with Red-Blue states political partisanship and other variables on April-August unemployment across the United States. Sept 2020
  2. A FINAL REPORT CARD ON THE STATES’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19 by Casey Mulligan, Phil Kerpen and Steve Moore April 2022

Frontiers of Freedom Action Super PAC TV Spot: Schumer’s Extremism & the Media’s Collusion

By JPMFrontiers of Freedom

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AMAC — PAC to Senate GOP: Attack Crooked Media and Schumer’s “Corrupt Bargain with Extremists”

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An Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) Exclusive by Seamus Brennan

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In an upstate New York TV blitz alleging that the media is “the most powerful and corrupt institution in America” seeking to “smear” GOP candidates and protect their own “chosen candidates,” a conservative Super PAC is asking voters to “send a message to the media bosses” who are corrupting American journalism and give them a “miserable election night” bydefeating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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In addition to focusing on Schumer as President Joe Biden’s “chief enabler”—complete with news footage of various Biden foreign and domestic policy fiascos—the strikingly vivid two-minute spot features an image of the far-left Democraticrepresentatives known as the “Squad,” led by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), and charges: “Schumer made a corrupt bargain with left-wing extremists to not run a primary against him if he pushed far-left positions.”

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The ad then lists Schumer’s close ties to radical groups that he has “never had to denounce,” which seek to “defund the police” and “destroy the New York City Police Department.” It also targets Schumer’s “dark money alliance with notorious anti-American billionaire George Soros, who funded all the lawless prosecutors like Alvin Bragg” (a controversial soft-on-crime New York City district attorney). It also ties Schumer to opposition to school reform and parental rights, as well as the destruction of women’s sports and childhood education with “gender lunacy.”

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The ad, which launched on Thursday, August 25 on nightly news programs in the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse markets,is set to run through next week.

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“Our ad is a template for all Republican candidates because every single Senate Democrat—Mark Kelly(D-AZ), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Maggie Hassan(D-NH), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NM)—agreed to vote with the far-left wing of the party so long as they didn’t have to face a primary,” said George Landrith, Chairman of Frontiers of Freedom Action(FFA),the group who ran the ad.

. . – . .

“Any one of them, as the 50th Senator, could have stopped the Biden agenda—but they didn’t, because they put the wishes of the far left above the wishes oftheir constituents. They essentially said, ‘Don’t primary me, and I will vote your way,’” Landrith said.

. . – . .

“Most people in these states still find it hard to believe these Senators became extremists,” Landrith continued,“but when you explain why they were so frightened of a well-financed primary challenge, they understand.”

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“The corrupt media’s firestorm of attacks on Republican candidates is coming in the fall, and the only way to stop it is to get ahead of it,” Landrith said,a theme echoed by an ad released by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) this week, which attracted attention for taking aim at the corruption of the corporate media.

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The first minute of the New York ad focuses predominantly on the media for trying to “crush dissent” and hide corruption,after displaying headlines about media scandals and smears—including its handling of the China Virus leak, censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, promotion of the Russian collusion hoax, coverup for Hillary Clinton’s email scandals, and refusal to report on Biden’s blackmailing of the Ukrainian government. The ad also lists other political smears, like those against General Michael Flynn, students at Covington Catholic High School, and parents protesting anti-Americanism in their local schools.

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The FFA ad goes on to blame the media for electing Joe Biden “by letting him run “from his basement” and “covering up his incompetence and ill health.” The ad also deems him to be “the worst president in modern history,” and features videos of Biden falling up the stairs on Air Force One and taking directions from the Easter Bunny at a White House event with the headline “EASTER BUNNY RUNS WHITE HOUSE EVENT.”

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The spot then quickly switches to a photo of Schumer as “Biden’s chief enabler” and shows footage of a gleeful Biden and Schumer at a White House signing event for legislation that the GOP and most economistssay will drive inflation higher.

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“First, you have the networks and newspapers. Second, you have the left-wing extremists like Chuck Schumer who run the Democratic Party. We are saying they are one and the same entity,” Landrith charged.

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“Our ad changes the false media narrative from the supposed imperfections of GOP candidates to the massive national disadvantage of Democrats. Every single Senate Democrat is imperiled by their Biden identification, and especially by their corrupt bargain with the leftists that have taken over their party,” Landrith said.

. . – . .

Landrith is also optimistic that by focusing on the media’s deliberate one-sidedness—from its partisan coverage of this month’s Mar-a-Lago raid to itshabitual protection of Democratic candidates and politicians—the ad could elicit turnout from moderate or independent voters concerned with media corruption and the radicalism of Schumer’s agenda. “It’s very important to control the word ‘extremist,’” he said.

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Additionally, the ad notes the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer attempt to push a radical takeover of elections—as well as efforts by other Democrats to alter the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, American citizenship, and the Electoral College—represents a“scorched-earth rule-or-ruin” attack on longstanding American democratic institutions.

. . – . .

“The GOP has never gotten across to the people how those bills would have destroyed the secret ballot, putDepartment of Justice bureaucrats in charge of our elections, abolished citizenship rights, packed the Supreme Court into irrelevance, radically changed the U.S. Senate, and made a few states the only thing that mattered in presidential elections by abolishing the Electoral College,” said Landrith.

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The spot’s release comes nearly two months ahead of the November 8 midterm elections, as Democrats amp up their fight to retain their control of Congress. Though Schumer himself at the moment is not regarded as politically vulnerable going into the fall midterms, FFA notes that some segments of the New York population—particularly upstate New York—might be receptive to attacks on Schumer’s startling record of radicalism. Just as ad campaigns in last fall’s New Jersey gubernatorial race (another deep-blue state) yielded far closer results than initially anticipated, FFA hopes that it can help to replicate the close matchup with this week’s spot.

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“New Jersey could have a GOP Governor today if the D.C. establishment wasn’t so cautious,” Landrithstated. “Republicans need to stop playing defense and expand the Senate map.”

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As Election Day draws closer and Democrats continue to accelerate their attacks against Republican candidates, FFA’s ad could help to expose Schumer’s radical agenda in a way the mainstream media has failed to do. And should it succeed, FFA’s strategy could prove instrumental in holding Schumer and other far-left politicians across the nation accountable for the first time in recent memory.

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READ THE ORIGINAL AMAC EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE BY SEAMUS BRENNAN <<HERE>>

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Frontiers of Freedom Action Press Release: Frontiers of Freedom Super PAC TV Spot says: “Defeat Liberal Extremist Chuck Schumer” Because “Media Is the 2022 Issue.”

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August 25, WASHINGTON, DC – Asking New Yorkers to “send a message to the media bosses, to the networks and newspapers that are the most corrupt institutions in America” by defeating “their chosen candidate,” FRONTIERS OF FREEDOM ACTION, a Super PAC, has launched an upstate New York TV media blitz against U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).

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The 120 second TV spot is playing in New York‘s four major upstate media markets (Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester ) starting Thursday and continuing through Wednesday of next week. The ad features news headlines that its sponsors say backs up the allegations.

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“Every single allegation is backed up with on-screen news stories and headlines. We also have a fact sheet on our website,” said the group’s chairman George Landrith. “We cite specifics about why for the media bosses Schumer is their chosen candidate.”

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MAJOR UPSTATE PUSH: 2-MINUTE SPOT ON BUFFALO, SYRACUSE, ROCHESTER NIGHTLY NEWS 

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Quotes from George Landrith:

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“THE CORRUPT MEDIA’S FIRESTORM OF ATTACKS ON REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IS COMING IN THE FALL AND THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS TO GET AHEAD OF IT.”

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“THIS CHANGES THE MEDIA NARRATIVE FROM IMPERFECTIONS OF GOP CANDIDATES TO THE MASSIVE NATIONAL DISADVANTAGE OF DEMOCRATS BECAUSE OF THEIR FAR-LEFT LURCH AND AGENDA.”

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 -EVERY SENATE DEMOCRAT IS IMPERILED BY THEIR BIDEN IDENTIFICATION AND THEIR CORRUPT BARGAIN WITH THE LEFTIST EXTREMISTS THAT HAVE TAKEN OVER THEIR PARTY —- “DON’T PRIMARY ME AND I WILL VOTE YOUR WAY”

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  “– FIRST, YOU HAVE THE NETWORKS AND NEWSPAPERS. SECOND YOU HAVE THE LEFT-WING EXTREMISTS LIKE CHUCK SCHUMER WHO RUN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. WE ARE SAYING THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME ENTITY,” says super PAC Chairman

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THE AD SAYS SCHUMER is

“MEDIA’S CHOSEN CANDIDATE”

“BIDEN’S CHIEF ENABLER” 

“MADE CORRUPT BARGAIN” WITH PROGESSIVE LEFT TO NOT TO RUN A PRIMARY AGAINST HIM

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“SCHUMER GETS FREE RIDE FROM MEDIA” SO NEVER HAS TO DENOUNCE EXTREMISTS WHO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE, DESTROY NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SUPPORT SOFT-ON-CRIME PROSECUTORS.

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“The media is always demanding GOP denounce extremists but will never hold Democrats like Schumer to that standard.”  

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CHUCK SCHUMER IS POSTER BOY FOR DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATES IN BLUE STATES WHO SOLD THEIR POLITICAL SOULS TO THE LEFT TO AVOID A PRIMARY-ESTABLISHMENT

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BLUE STATE SENATORS COULDN’T RUN UNLESS THEY 

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VOTED FOR BIDEN’S FAR LEFT AGENDA 

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SCHUMER IS A GREAT BLUE STATE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOP

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 “NEW JERSEY COULD HAVE A GOP REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR TODAY IF THE DC ESTABLISHMENT WASN’T SO CAUTIOUS”

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TV Spot says MEDIA IS AMERICA’S MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTION COVERED UP 1) China virus leak, 2) Hunter Biden laptop scandal, 3) illegal wrongdoing by Clinton and Biden, 4) FBI harassment of political dissenters, 5) never apologized for two years of its Russian collusion hoax, 6) promoted smears and civil rights violations against conservatives, 7) phony impeachments and show trials, 8) covered up Biden’s ill health and incompetence by letting him run from basement.

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SCHUMER AS BIDEN’s “CHIEF ENABLER” 

HUGE SPENDING BILLS CAUSING SHATTERING INFLATION AND RECESSION.

SHUT DOWN PIPELINES, DROVE UP GAS PRICES

CAUSED FOOD SHORTAGES EVEN BABY FORMULA

AND OPPOSING SCHOOL REFORM.

SCHUMER RECKLESSLY THREATENED BY NAME SUPREME COURT JUSTICE KAVANUGH

SUPPORTS POLITICIANS WHO VIOLATED THEIR OWN LOCKDOWNS ABD DESTROYING BUSINESSES (Pelosi, DeBlasio, Cuomo, Newsom)

DESTROY WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH GENDER LUNACY (Pictures of Lia the swimmer and drag queens at kindergarten)

HIS “SCORCHED-EARTH” “RULE-OR -RUIN” ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

WILL DESTROY – 

THE SUPREME COURT

THE SACRED SECRET BALLOT (No voter ID, unlimited vote harvesting and mail-ins & DC bureaucrats’ takeover of elections)

  CITIZENSHIP  (Open borders)

US SENATE  (Add new states, no filibuster

ELECTORAL COLLEGE   (Elections decided by a few counties in a few states)

IMPOSE ANTI-CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS TEST FOR FEDERAL OFFICE

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SCHUMER AS “CHOSEN CANDIDATE OF LIBERAL MEDIA BOSSES” MEANS GOP CAN TAP INTO “PEOPLE’S FURY” AT THE MOST POWERFUL AND CORRUPT POLITICAL FORCE IN AMERICA–MEDIA BOSSES WHO ARE “COVERING UP TRUTH ABOUT THEIR CHOSEN CANDIDATES”

“NO LONGER REPUBLICANS VS DEMOCRATS BUT MEDIA BOSSES VS. AMERICA.”

IDEOLOGUES AND POLITICAL HATERS

 MOST OF ALL, SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA BOSSES

TO THE NETWORKS AND NEWSPAPERS THAT ARE THE MOST CORRUPT INSTITUTIONS IN AMERICA

THEY ARE THE OPPOSITION PARTY — THE 2022 ISSUE.

THEY WILL SMEAR ANY OPPONENT AND SHUT DOWN CAMPAIGN ADS (Conscience, Truth, Fair Play mean nothing)

THEY SEEK TO CRUSH DISSENT

SO GIVE THOSE WHO HAVE CORRUPTED JOURNALISM A MISERABLE ELECTION NIGHT

DEFEAT LIBERAL EXTREMIST CHUCK SCHUMER

MAKE THIS A WAVE ELECTION (“Nationalize” the election)

ELECT NO DEMS

NO LIBERAL EXTREMISTS

SEND A MESSAGE


The New Politics of Bifurcation

The electorate tunes Biden out—and why it matters for November

By Matthew ContinettiThe Washington Free Beacon

The 2022 election grows more mysterious by the day. Republicans enter this cycle with the wind at their backs: President Biden is unpopular, voters say we are in a recession, Democratic majorities are razor-thin, and midterms favor the opposition party. The issue set—inflation, border security, crime, and the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan—is well-suited for Republican candidates. Many Democrats are retiring. GOP voters are enthusiastic. And did I mention the president is unpopular?

Yet Democrats are increasingly bullish about their electoral prospects. They have closed the gap with Republicans on the congressional generic ballot and lead the GOP for the first time this year. They are even or tied with Republicans in (admittedly spotty) polling averages of seven marquee Senate races. Since June 24, when the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and restored abortion law to the political sphere, Democrats have outperformed their expected margins in special elections. The reversal of Roe has mobilized an important Democratic constituency: voters, especially women, with high levels of educational attainment. On August 2, Kansans dealt pro-life forces a setback by defeating a referendum that would have forbidden state judges from reading abortion rights into the state constitution. On August 23, Democrat Pat Ryan defeated Republican Marc Molinaro in a closely watched congressional special election in New York. Ryan staked his campaign on preserving abortion rights. Molinaro focused on inflation. Voters had a clear-cut choice between the two parties’ messages. Abortion won.

Suddenly, the political class is revising its expectations for the fall. “Red Wave Looks More Like a Ripple,” says the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. “Democrats sense a shift in the winds, but it may not be enough,” says the New York Times. “Democrats’ Outlook for Midterm Elections Brightens After New York Win,” says the Wall Street Journal. The Journal‘s op-ed page says the GOP has an abortion problem. The problem? Republicans have no idea what to say about abortion. Some are reticent, some are all over the place, and others support restrictions that go against public opinion. The Democrats are free to define the landscape and press the attack that Republicans will take away women’s rights. It’s a replay of past Democratic accusations that the GOP will cut entitlements such as Medicare or Social Security—except this entitlement is sexual, personal, and not a question of dollars and cents. This summer, Democrats have spent tens of millions of dollars on pro-choice television ads targeting Republicans. Why? Because it works.

There may be more behind the changing dynamics of this election than falling gas prices and abortion rights. Typically, midterm results depend on a president’s approval rating. If that were the case this year, Democrats would be running behind expectations. As it stands, Democrats are running ahead of Biden’s approval rating in the congressional generic ballot, in Senate polling, and in special elections. Voters are not translating their disapproval of Biden into disgust with Democrats in general. They are not factoring Biden into their down-ballot calculations. They have tuned him out.

Jeff Bell, the late Republican consultant, wrote an essay 22 years ago that resonates today. Called “The Politics of Bifurcation,” Bell’s article tried to explain why primary voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties during the 2000 election cycle were more interested in a candidate’s character than in political ideology. The reason, Bell argued, was that voters held a “bifurcated” view of the Clinton presidency: They disapproved of Clinton’s personal conduct but applauded his job performance. Hence, they elevated candidates who displayed honor and integrity over candidates who proposed major policy changes.

That helped figures like John McCain, George W. Bush, and Bill Bradley, and hurt the politician with the closest ties to Clinton the man: Vice President Al Gore. “Without the bifurcation,” Bell wrote in the March 13, 2000, issue of The Weekly Standard, “the Republicans would have far less chance than they do of retaking the White House, given the positive economic and social trends over which Bill Clinton and Al Gore preside.” The split decision on Clinton put Bush in the Oval Office—with an assist from the Supreme Court.

A generation ago, voters differentiated between their views of the president’s personality and of his job performance. The Democrats picked up five House seats one month before the Republican-controlled House of Representatives impeached Clinton. Might it be that voters now distinguish between their views of Biden the president and of down-ballot Democrats? In the new politics of bifurcation, voters separate their attitudes toward Biden, whom they see as a lost cause, from their feelings toward the Democratic Party. They might not be happy with either their president or the economy. But unlike last year, they see today’s Republicans as more frightening than the alternative. The upshot: a Democratic revival.

The new politics of bifurcation explains why 18 percent of voters disapprove of Biden but say they will vote for Democrats in the fall. It explains why a recent Pew survey found that Biden’s job approval is a pathetic 37 percent, but voters who disapprove “not so strongly” of Biden favor Democratic candidates by double digits. The not-so-strong disapprovers are a mix of voters who probably were never enthusiastic about Biden to begin with but accepted him as the best way to remove his predecessor from the White House. The economic mismanagement, border insecurity, breakdown of law and order, persistence of viral threats, and chaotic international scene of the past year and a half remind them of Biden’s many flaws. Still, they are not ready to embrace Republican candidates who hold marginal positions on abortion and long for a Trump restoration.

Bifurcation works in paradoxical ways. The last two Democratic presidents had terrible midterms but rebounded in time for reelection. That might not happen with Biden. The electorate views him so poorly that it may be difficult for him to recover—and his job will be more difficult still if surprising Democratic strength in November deprives him of Republican foils in Congress. CNN’s July poll found that 75 percent of Democrats want someone other than Biden to run for president in 2024. The most important number in the Pew poll was 35 percent. It’s the percentage of voters who say Biden is “mentally sharp.” He’s not getting sharper.

The safe bet is that undecided voters will swing toward the opposition party in the closing days of the campaign. In this likely scenario, Biden’s dismal approval rating will bring down the Democratic congressional majorities. That, after all, is how the world works. And yet the world hasn’t been working as expected for the last six years. The most unpopular candidate in the history of the Gallup poll became the first U.S. president with no experience in government or the military. That president became the first chief executive to lose reelection in 28 years. We have had a once-in-a-century pandemic, the largest single-year jump in violent crime ever recorded, the breakdown of the southern border, the worst inflation in 40 years, the first cross-border invasion in Europe since 1945, and a Supreme Court decision that reversed a half-century-old precedent. Things are weird. And if I am right about the new politics of bifurcation, things are about to get weirder.


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