Back for a fresh week. Twitchy is amused, President Biden gives his ‘word as a Biden’ and LOL. "So just how useful is his ‘word as a Biden’? The phrase ‘teats on a boar hog’ comes to mind." At Red State, Nick Arama catches Megyn Kelly Taking on Jill Biden Calling Herself 'Dr' and The Left Loses Their Mind. At LI Mike LaChance hears Elizabeth Warren Won’t Say if She Backs Kamala Harris for Biden’s VP in 2024.
JTN reports Trump opens 2024 campaign with salvo on Biden: ‘Put America on the fast track to ruin.’ At PM, Trump ROARS in New Hampshire speech: 'I'm more angry now and I'm more committed now than I ever was'. Rick Moran at PJ Media singled out the comment Trump: 'We Are at the Brink of World War III'. Madeleine Hubbard at JTN records Trump saying possible DeSantis presidential run would be 'great act of disloyalty'. If you want loyalty, buy a dog (and not a husky). Sarah Arnold at Town Hall sees DeSantis Advisors Preparing For His 2024 Presidential Announcement, of course he's running. At News Week, Nikki Haley Takes Swipe at Donald Trump As He Holds Rally in Her Home State. Sundance at CTH snarks Conniving in Public – Haley Makes It Too Easy to Spot. Breitbart claims an Exclusive – Mike Pompeo Shreds Nikki Haley, John Bolton over Alleged Actions During Trump Administration: ‘Too Many People Weren’t on the Team’. I don't see Haley or Pompeo as first-stringers; maybe they're running to be Trump or DeSantis' VP.
Some people still care about the RNC Chair contest. Like Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Is This Why Harmeet Dhillon Fell Short in the RNC Chair Race? "The race is over—that’s the point. I don’t think the party should waste any more time on an autopsy here; it’s a chairmanship race. I also don’t think the establishment should use this to take cheap shots at the grassroots for their justified frustration over how the GOP has been run lately." Sundance Sunday Talks, Harmeet Dhillon Discusses RNC Chair Outcome and Her View of Future "There is something quite hypocritical about Harmeet Dhillon criticizing the RNC over not winning elections yet taking millions in legal fees from the RNC and never winning an election related case."
At Am Think, Jay Valentine outlines Tracking a Fraudulent Ballot in Real Time.
Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair hears whining, SBF: I was "sandbagged" on these bail restrictions. Poor baby, has to hang around his 'rents house and stay off encrypted messaging apps. Now do the J6 defendants. ET Reports US Seeks Tighter Bail for FTX Founder Bankman-Fried to Prevent Tampering "Citing Bankman-Fried’s “recent attempts to contact prospective witnesses,” prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan to ban Bankman-Fried from communicating with current or former employees of FTX or his Alameda Research hedge fund, other than family, unless a lawyer is present."
Possibly last post. pic.twitter.com/8sKrzNynRw— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 29, 2023
Roger Kimball at Da Spec, thinks we should be Stepping out into freedom. "The FBI and other left-leaning entities have left us in our own Truman Show" E. Don Elliott at Am Spec (cited at Haut Hare), highlights how NYT’s Hit Job on Barr and Durham Fizzles, "They were right to investigate the Clinton campaign’s role in the Great Russian Hoax."
The AP reports Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday. Althouse, "House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has backed his fellow Republicans into a corner with one of the promises he made to his far-right flank to land his job..." ""... opening the door to considering fringe legislation that would replace the income tax with a federal sales tax and abolish the IRS. Most GOP members appear determined to distance themselves as much as possible from the idea and McCarthy himself said this week he doesn’t support the legislation. But Democrats aren’t going to let the issue die quietly." WaEx, Yellen says there would be 'devastating' consequences if Congress fails to raise debt ceiling. I'm pretty sure it won't. But it will wait until the last possible day. At Da Wire, McCarthy Shreds Top Democrats Over Omnibus: They’re Saying There’s ‘No Waste In Government’ Spending. Jim Lynch at Da Caller, Kevin McCarthy Says Social Security, Medicare Cuts ‘Off The Table’ In Budget Negotiations. Sundance has Sunday Talks, Speaker Kevin McCarthy -vs- Margaret Brennan. "With talking points in hand CBS’s Margaret Brennan drops all pretenses and goes straight into her role as defender of the Biden regime in the White House." Sister Toldja at Red State thinks Kevin McCarthy Hits Nail on the Head on 'Face the Nation' After Question on GOP 'Election Deniers.
From WaEx, Swalwell accuses McCarthy of 'political abuse' for removal from Intel committee. At Da Wire, ‘Absolutely Not’: Swalwell Claims His Relationship With Suspected Chinese Spy Didn’t Compromise U.S. Security and CNN Grills Adam Schiff Over False Impeachment Claims: ‘In Fact, That Turned Out Not To Be True.’ At Fox, Rep. Ilhan Omar pressed on old comments: 'Wasn't aware' there were 'tropes about Jews and money' "Omar told CNN's Dana Bash that she's learned 'a lot' about antisemitic tropes." It's remotely possible, but I don't believe it. At Da Wire, Republican Nancy Mace Again Defends ‘Anti-Semite,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Socialist’ Ilhan Omar. KT at Haut Hare reports Another House GOP member bucks McCarthy on keeping Omar off committee, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.). 'Bonchie' at Red State thinks The Republican Party Remains a Useless, Spineless Husk over its inability to boot Omar. At Breitbart, Maxine Waters whines We Have Right-Wing Conservatives Who Are ‘Domestic Terrorists in the House.’ If you're afraid, feel free to stay away. At Am Think Renee Parsons wonders Can America First Republican Congressmen Beat the Uniparty? At Town Hall, Kurt Schlichter calls George Santos: Legend:
Let’s make no mistake – perhaps the most important and consequential Republican of the current era is one George Santos. AKA Anthony Devolder. AKA drag queen Kitara Ravache. He is an absolute hero, and he has done more for the cause of conservatism than a thousand GOP suits parroting Cato Institute and/or Chamber of Commerce clichés.
Sure, he has a track record of shocking scams, scores and shenanigans that would make a lesser man (assuming that’s how he’s identifying this week) blush. Not George – perhaps the greatest politician to bear that first name since the father of our country. No, in spite of his controversies and creative CV, he ran for a Democrat-leaning seat and he won. His vision and perseverance, and refusal to take “No” or “That’s a violation of federal law” for an answer, won us an extra House slot. George Santos is now 20% of the Republican majority. What makes it even sweeter is that he was running in the pompous, failing New York Times’s backyard and the tacky tabloid never figured out that this guy was a one-man crime spree. He fooled them all. Way to go, George, if that is your real name.
The Freep teases The Story Behind the Twitter Files, "Join Bari Weiss, Michael Shellenberger, David Zweig, and Nellie Bowles live this Wednesday at 5pm PST." Fox reports Former Twitter executives to testify before House Oversight Committee on Biden laptop "The executives will testify regarding the censorship of Hunter Biden's laptop." Sundance announces Google/YouTube Block Project Veritas Expose’ on Pfizer Executive Discussing “Directed Evolution”