A relatively brief and scattered general post today, as the US settles in to watch the Super Bowl. But that OK, there are major developments in Russiagate world to cover later, when the rain starts.
Sean Davis at Da Fed happily reports GOP Surges To 6-Point Generic Ballot Lead In New FDRLST/Susquehanna Poll. Too bad we don't run generic candidates, right? More specifically at Breitbart, a poll shows Independent Voters Give Donald Trump 7-Point Edge over Joe Biden. That may even be greater than the margin of cheat. At WaPoo, Vulnerable Democrats plan to run on kitchen-table issues, but some in party want voters focused on Trump, too
WaPoo whines Texas counties reject unprecedented numbers of mail ballots ahead of March 1 primary under restrictive new law. If only your voters would, or could, read the directions. From Dan Chaitin at WaEx, Feds warn against untimely release of Georgia voting machine 'secret report'. Hmm, I wonder what it is the Feds don't want citizens to know? If it was that voting machines were flawless, you'd think they'd want that out there. Adam Turner at Town Hall discourses on Indisputable Facts, Unacceptable Conclusions: DHS’ Latest Effort to Stamp Out 'False or Misleading Narratives'
. . . Department of Homeland Security issued its new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin, which also seeks to chill certain kinds of free speech. This bulletin prioritizes so-called “false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors,” as a top domestic security threat, aiming to combat MDM through intelligence gathering and dissemination. By the way, even DHS acknowledges that some of this information is indeed truthful; it just justifies including “mal-information” because this factual information is “used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate.” So the DHS will also be determining the correct context for narratives.
But, as even Jon Stewart notes in defending Joe Rogan, ‘Misinformation’ Can Turn Out to Be Right.
At CNN, Archives threatened to go to Congress and Justice Department to get Trump to turn over records, while WaPoo is working itself into high dudgeon over it, 15 boxes: Inside the long, strange trip of Trump’s classified records. At WaPoo a letter opines Trump should be prosecuted for alleged violations of the Presidential Records Act. Meanwhile, regarding that other serial abuser of records laws, at WaEx, Comeback kid? Flurry of Hillary Clinton activity fuels 2024 speculation. Wooden stakes and garlic.
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke appears to have flip-flopped – again – on confiscating AR-15s, as polls show him trailing behind Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
The failed senatorial and presidential contender said earlier this week that he has "no interest in taking" assault weapons from gun owners.
"I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone," O’Rourke said to reporters in Tyler, Texas. "What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment. I want to make sure that we protect our fellow Texans far better than we’re doing right now."
The flip appears to be driven by the polling numbers, and comes just a few months after O’Rourke full-throatedly backed a mandatory buyback for AR-15s and other so-called assault weapons.
At Kari Lake for AZ Governor@KariLake. I hate to recommend Twitter links, but I recommend this one.
🎬 TEASER ONLY: This was THE most biased interview of my entire life! The Corporate Media Cabal is working overtime to churn out hit pieces. Sadly for them, I hit back harder.
Will @60Mins Australia put out the FULL interview? Doesn’t matter. We will! To be continued…
At Politico, Senate Dems left behind as party inches away from mask mandates, as even WaPoo admits Mask Mandates Didn’t Make Much of a Difference Anyway.
At Da Fed, the unsinkable (and new chief editor) Mollie Hemingway says Mitch McConnell Shouldn’t Promote Media Lies About RNC Censure Of Cheney. What'cha gonna do, call Ghostbusters?
“Mitch McConnell denounced the RNC for calling the Jan. 6 riot ‘legitimate political discourse’,” wrote leftist outlet The New York Times.
For crying out loud. The RNC did not call any riot “legitimate political discourse.” Why would McConnell accept that obvious lie and say that they did? It is no surprise that McConnell is the least popular politician in the country, somehow even less popular than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Also at WaPoo Colbert King opines Biden should have been ready to make his Supreme Court pick. Shockingly, I agree with King this one time. Given that libs were pushing hard to get Breyer out, Biden's team should have anticipated it better and had a name (and a backup) ready to go.