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VDH: “The Biden Titanic”

Geller Report - Thu, 07/18/2024 - 14:00

Biden is a vassal. The Democrat party is wholly responsible for the collapse of the country.

The Biden Titanic

By: Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness, July 15, 2024:

Joe Biden’s escalating dementia and the long media-political conspiracy to hide his senility from the public are the least of the Democrats’ current problems.

Biden’s track record as president may be more concerning than his cognitive decline. He has literally destroyed the U.S. border, deliberately allowing the entry of more than 10 million illegal aliens. His callous handlers’ agenda was to import abjectly poor constituencies in need of vast government services without regard for the current struggles of a battered American middle class and poor.

The widespread poverty of a vast new cohort of illegal immigrants could serve as indictments of a “racist,” “unequal,” and “unfair” America—as if the residents of East Palestine, Ohio or inner-city Chicago had anything to do with the centuries-long corruption and oppression of Mexico and Latin America that daily drives thousands of their own poorest citizens northwards to a society founded on very different ideas than those of their homelands.

Note that the left, neither in Mexico nor in America, never asks why millions of these impoverished people prefer to break into a supposedly racist America. Much less do they even distinguish those principles and values that once made America prosperous, free, and secure from their antitheses that have sadly made much of Latin America mostly poor, without freedom, and insecure.

Biden inherited near-zero real interest rates and inflation at 1.4 percent. Almost immediately, in nihilistic fashion, Biden did to a sound economy what he had done to a secure border. So, he recklessly printed money at a time of spiraling, quarantine-ending demand and supply chain disruption. Middle-class wages never caught up with Biden’s inflation, as prices for key staples are nearly 30 percent higher than when he took office.

The cost of servicing the ballooning national debt at high interest is now nearly $1 trillion per year. The world abroad is aflame, lit by Biden’s inexplicable withdrawal from Kabul, his mixed signals to Vladimir Putin on the eve of his invasion of Ukraine, his deliberate alienation of Israel, his appeasement of Iran and China, and his cuts in the defense budget, coupled with his woke war on mythical “racists” in the military.

Energy prices soared, even as Biden’s green agenda proved unworkable and prompted draining the strategic petroleum reserve and begging foreign oil despots before key elections. The “unifier” Biden by design needlessly alienated nearly half the country, and in his debate, he reiterated why Trump supporters do not deserve his concern. And more ominously and recently, Biden grossly told hundreds of his donors that “it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye”—just days before the attempt on Trump’s life.

The greatest absurdity of the Biden White House is the gaslighting talk of Biden’s “achievements.” Biden’s actions over the last four years are not offsets for his senility that warrant his continuance in office, but again, sadly, they serve as force multipliers, furthering claims of his dementia and for his removal.

Joe Biden is not just non compos mentis and in a sane world, he would be subject to 25th Amendment removal. He also increasingly seems unpleasant and obnoxious, if not sometimes simply weird. To achieve momentary clarity, Biden either shouts at his audience or stoops over and whispers in an eerie fashion.

He insults reporters and his own staff. Every few sentences, without warning, he begins screaming. His face is fixed in a permanent, angry contortion. As a result, the public sees their president as an off-putting, angry old man—and in his selfish dotage, an increasingly unsympathetic one. Even after more than 40 months of media hagiography, Joe Biden still cannot poll over a 40 percent approval rating, given that his rudeness is fueled further by the day due to escalating mental confusion.

Biden is, to be candid, a serial prevaricator. It is not just his ad nauseam repetition of Trump’s supposed slurs—the Charlottesville “both sides” lie, the “suckers” lie, or the “bloodbath” lie. He continues to peddle absolute falsehoods like the mythical nine-percent inflation he inherited and Trump’s supposed intention to ban all abortions, or his whopper that after welcoming in 10 million illegal aliens, Biden would have had a closed, secure border if not for those selfish Republicans who, for some reason, did not trust his ridiculous eleventh-hour, election-timed immigration proposal.

When he hammers Trump as a “convicted felon,” Biden has no clue that a majority of Americans equate that charge with Biden’s own warped lawfare assault on ancient customs, as well as a reminder that his now closest advisor is likewise a “convicted felon.”

When Biden rants near daily about the rich “paying their fair share,” he reminds us that his son is also facing federal tax evasion charges for unreported foreign income in the millions of dollars and that as soon as Biden himself leaves office, as a recipient of the same foreign cash, he may find himself in the same legal jeopardy. So, to use a Bidenism, “how dare he” accuse affluent Americans of the very crimes that his own family is knee deep in?

Biden’s prefaces of “no lie,” “here’s the deal,” “no kidding,” and “no joke” are little more than tics that forewarn us of complete fabrications about to follow, from the ridiculous story of an uncle supposedly eaten by New Guinea cannibals to his supposed heroics during the Civil Rights movement and his near childhood adoption by various minority communities.

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UNC fraternity brothers who held U.S. flag during Hamas terror riots speak at Republican National Convention

Geller Report - Thu, 07/18/2024 - 11:30

These kids should be awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom, for protecting the American flag against the vile Hamas terror students.

University of North Carolina Fraternity brothers: “When a mob tried to take down the American flag on our campus, we knew we couldn’t let that happen.” pic.twitter.com/sBX0ZKrhq5

— Media Research Center (@theMRC) July 18, 2024

UNC fraternity brothers who held U.S. flag during campus protests speak at Republican National Convention

By ABC News, July 18th, 2024

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) — Some North Carolinians will take the stage at the Republican National Convention next week.

The UNC-Chapel Hill fraternity brothers — who went viral after holding up the American flag during a pro-Palestine campus demonstration — are among the scheduled speakers at the convention, an announcement from former President Donald Trump’s campaign said.

It did not state which fraternity members would be speaking.

Former North Carolina school teacher and corrections officer Annette Albright will also speak at the convention. She used to be a Democrat but decided to vote for Trump in

Dems Now Also Have a Convicted Senator Who Won’t Resign

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 09:12

"I can tell you that I have not resigned"

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There Was Plenty of Warning About the Trump Assassin

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 09:04

The shots did not come out of nowhere.

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Who’s Still Backing Biden? Soros and the Left

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 08:54

"Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are expected to continue pushing Biden to endorse a wider range of their policy positions"

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The Secret Service Was Created to Stop Leftist Terror. It Became the Left.

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 06:31

“Embracing a diverse and inclusive workforce enables the Secret Service to be more responsive”.

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The Mother of Big Lies

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 06:25

“Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

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Donald Trump, America’s Profile in Courage

- Thu, 07/18/2024 - 06:23

Is there any other human being that could have withstood this treatment?

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American Muslims for Palestine Ordered To Turn Over Damaging Donor Documents in Virginia Terror Financing Probe

Geller Report - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 15:00

These Islamic terror-tied groups have been operating and exploiting our constitutional American freedoms to undermine and sabotage our very way of life.

American Muslims for Palestine Ordered To Turn Over Potentially Damaging Donor Documents in Virginia Terror Financing Probe

By: Adam Kredo, WFB, July 16, 2024

RICHMOND, Va.— A Virginia judge on Tuesday ordered American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a prominent anti-Israel advocacy group, to disclose its funding channels as part of an investigation by Republican attorney general Jason Miyares into allegations of terrorism financing.

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AMP, a nonprofit group that is driving anti-Israel protests across the country, will now have to provide Miyares with access to its donor records and funding streams, which the state argues could show evidence that the U.S.-based organization is providing material support to overseas terrorist groups.

The case pivots around AMP’s failure for seven years to properly file basic tax forms allowing it to solicit donations in Virginia. Miyares used this lapse to initiate a wide ranging investigation into AMP, alleging in an October 2023 press statement that the group “may have used funds raised for impermissible purposes under state law, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations.”

The judge in Richmond’s circuit court agreed with the state’s arguments, saying that Miyares “acted in good faith” when he requested AMP’s financials and that the ask “was entirely in [his] statutory authority” to ensure the group is complying with state laws that bar support to terror groups and their affiliates. The ruling also noted AMP’s admittance that it failed to file the proper paperwork, though the organization said it has since rectified what it called an unintentional oversight.

The decision sets the stage for Miyares to obtain potentially years’ worth of funding documents, including its donors and transaction records. The case has garnered national attention due to AMP’s status as one of the country’s leading anti-Israel forces, responsible for a wave of anti-Semitic protests on college campuses that have featured violence and vocal support for Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre.

The case is also certain to increase public pressure on AMP as congressional Republicans probe the group’s funding streams for terrorism financing. AMP is also being sued by Israeli terror victims who allege the group and its allies serve “as collaborators and propagandists for Hamas.”

Miyares touted the court’s decision in a press release, saying it affirms his office’s “jurisdiction to investigate possible violations of the Commonwealth’s charitable registration and solicitation law.”

“I am pleased with the Court’s decision,” Miyares told the Washington Free Beacon.

In asking to have the case dismissed, AMP lawyer Christina Jump said the nonprofit group is now “in full compliance with Virginia law” and that Miyares’s broad request for donor documents violates the First Amendment. Jump describes the state’s case as “wide ranging and inflammatory,” arguing that “there is no evidence” to indicate any financial support to terrorist groups abroad.

“The attorney general doesn’t have free reign to seek everything and anything it wants,” Jump said, adding that AMP is happy to provide limited records related to its initial failure to properly register as an active nonprofit. “There is simply no validity to what the attorney general seeks here.”

“Allegations from others” about AMP’s activities, Jump added, “doesn’t show that AMP has done anything inappropriate.”

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JD Vance: Millennial Pied Piper

Geller Report - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 15:00

And in one stealth move, President Trump expands the tent…..

First Millennial on Major Presidential Ticket Could Shift More Young Men to the Right

Pro-family message may resonate with young voters who are increasingly unlikely to own a home, afford children, or attain financial stability.

By: Matthew Rice, NY Sun, July 16, 202416:23:06 pm

MILWAUKEE — Senator Vance, the first millennial to run on a major party’s presidential ticket, could help accelerate the rapid shift to the right among young men in recent years, especially given his populist bona fides in an America that is increasingly unaffordable for younger generations.

On Monday, in the hours following the announcement that Mr. Vance would be President Trump’s running mate, young men inside the Republican National Convention hall were ecstatic. Three younger men were seen on the convention hall floor looking at their phones and high-fiving shortly after news began to spread that Mr. Vance could be on the ticket.

Later in the day, as Mr. Vance was leaving an interview with Sean Hannity in the Fox News convention booth, a throng of young men in MAGA hats and wearing pro-Trump pins held up their phones and chanted the first initials of the senator’s name, J.D.

Young men of all races have been moving rightward in recent years, and President Biden’s numbers among those under the age of 40 has been especially dismal in some polls. Republicans see an opening with the 39-year-old senator potentially being the frontrunner for the 2028 Republican nomination.

The policy director for the American Principles Project, a Washington-based think tank, Jon Schweppe, tells the Sun that younger voters will be “ecstatic” about the choice of Mr. Vance for vice president.

“He’s going to add so much because Trump’s main message is that he wants to help the forgotten men and women of America. It’s a very populist message and Vance is a great messenger for that. Vance is somebody who I think really understands where the realignment of the GOP is,” Mr. Schweppe said in an interview.

He argues that Mr. Vance’s pro-family message will resonate with those millennial and Generation Z voters who are increasingly unlikely to own a home, afford children, or to attain the kind of financial stability that their parents and grandparents were able to reach.

The “realignment,” Mr. Schweppe says, will be toward those most affected by the despair of joblessness and addiction due to withering economic prospects, and away from the Republicans’ past “focus” on gross domestic product and the stock market.

Mr. Vance has proposed an expanded child tax credit, stronger union worker protections, and a more protectionist trade policy in order to shield heartland families and employees.

At one point, the senator went so far as to say that parents should be granted extra votes in federal elections based on the number of children they have, because they have a greater stake in the future of the country.

“To have somebody who is a populist, who is also socially conservative, but somebody who wants to see the party become more appealing to working-class folks, to have a multiracial working-class majority … I think Vance is the perfect pick,” Mr. Schweppe, who describes his organization as the “NRA for families,” says.
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Darren Beattie: Snakes In The GOP That Tried To Sabotage J.D. Vance Now Act Like They Are Friends

RealClear - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 15:00
Revolver News editor Darren Beattie said on Real America's Voice 'War Room' that Trump supporters should be optimistic about J.D. Vance because the Karl Roves, John Boltons, and Lindsey Grahams of the world hate him. "Look at the people who worked so vigorously to bury J.D. Vance's political career, not only for the VP slot, but all the way going back to the Senate," Beattie said. "I mean, the opposition, a lot of people don't, you know, there's a lot in public-facing, but the private facing behind the scenes opposition was absolutely insane going against J.D. and it was coming from the usual suspects." "Lindsey Graham, this is really interesting," Beattie continued. "And it shows what a snake Lindsey Graham is. I think we all know from how he operates, you can kind of intuitively sense how a Graham was working so hard to sabotage J.D., pushing Tim Scott... And then when J.D. got the nod, Lindsey Graham comes out and does this big public statement like they were friends and he was supporting him all along. It gives you a sense of how someone like Lindsey Graham maneuvers. But all the usual suspects, from the John Boltons to the Karl Roves to the Rupert Murdochs absolutely hate J.D. and there are a lot of reasons for that." DARREN BEATTIE, REVOLVER NEWS: The people who watch War Room and read revolver.news, the advantage they have in terms of being on the bleeding edge of political developments is almost unfair. Like when you think about how we wrote a whole thing about Elon taking over Twitter before it was public, he was even interested, to the color revolution series, to the January 6th thing, and then calling for J.D. Vance, explaining why he would be the great choice. We ran this like four months ago, and I think it's a critical piece for people to read if they're not familiar with Vance and who he is. It's up there at revolver.news right now. And yes, as you pointed out, he wasn't always for Trump, but he was for Trump in a deeper sense that, you know, his entry into the political stage is through this book called Hillbilly Elegy. And that book really sort of captured, in a deep sense, the underlying developments going on in the country that helped pave the way for the success of the Trump movement, the America First movement, the movement that was concerned with fixing our trade deals, fixing our immigration problems, fixing our foreign policy problems. J.D. grew up and lived amongst the very communities that were sold out and destroyed by our corrupt elite. And so even back when he was not the biggest Trump supporter, he was on this deeper sort of sense of ideological affinity. He was in tune and resonated with the underlying currents responsible for the America First movement that Trump led. And for that reason, I think it was almost inevitable that once, you know, you cut through the media lies, J.D. would be one of Trump's biggest supporters as he's become and remains to this day. And so I think there's all this talk, you know, I've been one to really dump on this concept of Trumpism after Trump because it's constantly used by people who don't understand the unique importance of Trump's style of leadership and really just want to undermine everything Trump stands for. But I think it's important to have someone who embodies at a core level, both in the brain and sort of in the biography, the underlying logic and momentum behind Trump's victory in 2016. And so I feel good that Trump picks someone who embodies that legacy and who can fulfill that legacy in his role as vice president and then possibly beyond in the future. It's smart from a kind of, I guess, you know, it's not narrow, but it's still important to win the election. Trump's a winner. He cares about winning. Vance has won. So there are a lot of sort of electoral advantages in terms of 2024 race. But I'm more pleased and optimistic about the longer term advantages of having someone. HOST: And we should be optimistic too, I think, when you see where the opposition has been mounted from, obviously, John Bolton, Karl Rove, Rupert Murdoch. Darren, I'm curious. There's obviously been a lot of talk how, you know, President Trump's VP pick, right, it's sort of assassination insurance, although that comment was made before what happened on Saturday. But convince the Warren posse, if you think it is the case, that J.D. Vance really is a solid pick in that regard and that he is similarly loathed and feared by the establishment. BEATTIE: Well, on that point, you don't require convincing from me. It's only necessary, as you were pointing out earlier, look at the people who worked so vigorously to bury J.D. Vance's political career, not only for the VP slot, but all the way going back to the Senate. I mean, the opposition, a lot of people don't, you know, there's a lot in public facing, but the private facing behind the scenes opposition was absolutely insane going against J.D. and it was coming from the usual suspects. Huge push by Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch had a huge push against Vance. Lindsey Graham, you know, this is really interesting. And it shows what a snake Lindsey Graham is. I think we all know from how he operates, you can kind of intuitively sense how a Graham was working so hard to sabotage J.D., pushing Tim Scott. Thank God Trump didn't pick Tim Scott. Pushing Tim Scott so hard and pushing others. And then when J.D. got the nod, Lindsey Graham comes out and does this big public statement like they were friends and he was supporting him all along. It gives you a sense of how someone like Lindsey Graham maneuvers. But all the usual suspects, from the John Boltons to the Karl Roves to the Rupert Murdochs absolutely hate J.D. and there are a lot of reasons for that. One of the big reasons is that he doesn't want to get us involved in foreign wars. He doesn't want to take your taxpayer money and dump it into the coffers of corrupt oligarchs in Ukraine just to prolong a war and the deaths of innocent people for no benefit to American interests. He's been against that. He's been one of the stalwarts in the Senate for his time there. So I'd say the people who hate this country, they are stupid in many ways, but they're not stupid in the sense that they don't understand who would benefit them and who wouldn't benefit them. And they clearly understood that J.D. elevated to a position of vice president would not benefit the crooks and the snakes that have run this country into the ground.

Biden Goes Full-On Communist with National Rent Control

Geller Report - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 14:30

The mask is off.

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility:

“Bidenomics” is nothing new. It is simply repackaged big-government communism, inspired by Karl Marx—but with a new name and face.

Just consider some of the main policy “achievements” of the Biden administration. It is full of spending increases and socialist policies. Billions in direct payments to individuals and businesses, $65 billion for businesses to expand broadband, $52 billion in corporate welfare for computer chip companies, billions in expanding socialized medicine, $80 billion for the IRS, and more green-energy incentives at the expense of taxpayers.

Major federal legislation passed under the leadership of Joe Biden—including the American Rescue Plan Act, the Federal Infrastructure bill, the CHIPS Act, and the spuriously named “Inflation Reduction Act”—have resulted in more than $4.12 TRILLION in new federal spending.

What has all of this resulted in? Nearly $33 trillion in national debt, which is roughly $100,000 owed per person in the United States (up from $27 trillion in January 2021 when Biden took office). It has also resulted in record levels of inflation, near-zero rises in wages when accounting for inflation, and a climate that continues to grow more hostile to American families and small businesses.

And that is only the beginning.

All these communist-like policies, and more, have been tried before (think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela). They have always failed, and they will fail here too. They are explicitly designed to ensure big government is constantly intervening and controlling every aspect of the economy, private business, and American families—all at taxpayers’ expense.

Biden Wants National Rent Control

By: Newsmax, 16 July 2024:

President Joe Biden called on Congress Tuesday to pass legislation that would compel corporate owners of rental housing units to cap annual rent increases at 5% or lose some tax benefits.

The White House also unveiled efforts to use public land for as many as 15,000 affordable housing units in Nevada and to boost neighborhoods in Las Vegas and elsewhere.

Biden, a Democrat, is traveling in Nevada, a political swing state that he hopes to win in the Nov. 5 election against Republican Donald Trump.

“Rent is too high and buying a home is out of reach for too many working families and young Americans, after decades of failure to build enough homes. I’m determined to turn that around,” Biden said in a statement.

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Gingrich: "To Take Biden Seriously Is To Misunderstand The Whole Nature Of The Biden Administration"

RealClear - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 14:30
FOX News contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talked to host Sean Hannity about President Biden's reaction to the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump: "I think that to take Joe Biden seriously is to misunderstand the whole nature of the Biden administration. The fact is Joe Biden is a traditional corrupt Delaware politician who has adopted all of the left-wing views but who in fact has no underlying sense of responsibility to the country or to anybody else."

Lara Trump: You May Not Like Everything He Tweeted, But You Cannot Deny Things Were Better When Trump Was In Office

RealClear - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 04:11
RNC co-chair Lara Trump delivers the keynote address at the second night of the Republican National Convention. LARA TRUMP, RNC CO-CHAIR: I don't feel like I actually have to ask this question, but is anybody in this room ready to send Donald Trump back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Well, it may not be a surprise that I actually had a very different speech that I was prepared to give up here tonight. That all changed at 6-11 on Saturday evening. Nothing prepares you for a moment like that. Our families faced our fair share of death threats, mysterious powders sent to our homes, tasteless and violent comments directed towards us on social media, but none of that prepares you as a daughter-in-law to watch in real time someone try to kill a person you love. None of that prepares you as a mother to quickly reach for the remote and turn your young children away from the screen so that they're not witness to something that scars the memory of their grandpa for the rest of their lives. The prayers and well wishes we've received over the last 72 hours have been overwhelming, to say the least. And my heart goes out to the family who lost a husband and a father because of this senseless act. All of you here tonight and watching at home mean the world to all of us in the Trump family. If Donald Trump has shown us anything, it's that when it feels impossible to keep going, those are the times we must keep going. I don't know how many people here or watching at home have ever been to a Trump rally, but if you've never been, let me tell you about them. Oh, some of you have been. Regardless of how the media have painted these rallies, you would be hard pressed to find and to join a happier group of people coming together over their love for the greatest country on earth, the United States of America. I dare anyone trying to leave a Trump rally without leaving with some new friends. You always make friends at a Trump rally, right? Veterans, teachers, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, active-duty military, police officers, firefighters, small business owners, Latino supporters, Christian supporters, Jewish supporters, black supporters, white supporters, Asian supporters, gay supporters, Republicans, Independents, and yes, even Democrats. At a Trump rally, you're not viewed as your profession, your religion, or the color of your skin. You're viewed as one thing. An American. Last Saturday was a jarring reminder that we, as Americans, must always remember, there is more that unites us than divides us. We all want this country to be great, even if we don't always agree on the best way of doing that. And with every bone in my body, I can tell you that all Donald Trump wants to do, and has ever wanted to do, is make this country great again for all of us. Proverbs 28 reads, The wicked flee, though no one pursues. But the righteous are as bold as a lion. And that truly epitomizes Donald Trump. He is a lion. He is bold, he is strong, he is fearless, and he is exactly what this country needs right now. Let's not forget what life actually looked like under President Donald Trump. Trade deals across the world that benefited our economy, allied countries paying their fair share, a safe and secure southern border, record low unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and women, record investment in historically black colleges and universities, the creation of the United States Space Force, the most comprehensive prison reform in decades. How about the peace agreements in the Middle East that they said would never happen? The largest tax cuts in American history, our energy independence, massive amounts of red tape cut, and no new wars when Donald J. Trump was president. Maybe, most importantly though, you could actually feel it in your everyday life. Now you didn't have to love everything that he tweeted, but you cannot deny you were better off when Donald Trump was in office. Americans were finally able to start saving money, home prices were affordable, and gas hit a low of $1.87 a gallon. As I speak here tonight, many of our fellow Americans don't know how they'll pay for their next trip to the grocery store, new clothes for their children, or this month's rent. Many of our fellow Americans worry that we are on the verge of a major terror attack here on American soil. Many of our fellow Americans don't think their own children will be able to establish a better life than they themselves currently have. Many of our fellow Americans are right now sitting and wondering how on earth this country could have moved in the wrong direction and so quickly. The Democrats and the media know that they cannot convince you, the American people, that your life is better off now, because it's not. So what will they do? They'll try to sell you on some outrageous narrative about the terrible things that Donald Trump will do if he becomes president. But you don't have to imagine what it would be like. All you have to do is remember what it was like. I know... Oh, yeah. I know what you hear out there about Donald Trump. I know what you read, what the media tells you, and what out-of-touch celebrities on the left say about this man. But when I look at Donald Trump, I see a wonderful father, father-in-law, and, of course, grandfather to my two young children, Luke and Carolina. I know that I'm lucky enough to get to call him my father-in-law and see him a little differently than all of you. But it's through that lens that I sometimes wish more people could see him. This is a man who has sacrificed for his family. And a man who has truly sacrificed for his country. Donald Trump didn't need to run for president for fame or money. Trust me, we all know he already had plenty of that. I'll tell you why he did it, and why he continues on, even in the face of the unthinkable. Because he loves this country. He did it for his grandchildren, for your children and grandchildren, and for the generations to come. I have seen this man dragged through hell and back, in and out of courtrooms, indictments, impeachments, mug shots, and even an assassination attempt. And yet, he has never backed down. USA! USA! USA! I'll never forget watching my two children run up to him with their drawings and hugs for grandpa just moments before he took the elevator down in Trump Tower to address the media the day after his wrongful conviction. Despite everything else he had going on, he had no other focus in the entire world. Just a man relishing time with his grandchildren. It's a side of Donald Trump that not enough people get to see. Maybe you got to see a side of Donald Trump on Saturday that you were not sure existed, until you saw it with your own eyes. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said, the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. There's no doubt that Saturday was one of the most frightening moments of my father-in-law's life. Millimeters separated him from life and certain death. And yet, it was in the midst of it all, as he was jostled offstage by Secret Service, that he knew how defining that moment would be for our country. And he hoisted his fist in the air. It was not just for the audience at the rally, not just for his supporters tuning in, but for all of America. And as a signal to the world that no matter what, America will always prevail. Though it's been strained and attacked, no enemy, no force, not even a bullet is strong enough to break our American grit and our American soul. We are the country whose founders gave their fortunes, freedoms, and lives to pursue the dream of a free society. We are the country of Thomas Edison, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ford, and Harriet Tubman. We are the country who fought and won two World Wars. And we are the country who always rises to meet the moment, no matter how insurmountable the task. And in that split second on Saturday, Donald Trump reminded us all of that very history and who we are at our core as a nation. That is the Donald Trump that I know. He is an American, an American who conquered the business world, an American who made himself a household name, an American who was beloved by politicians and fellow celebrities for decades until he ran for office with an R next to his name, an American whom even Barack Obama admits people consider the American Dream. And instead of sailing off into the sunset after an illustrious real estate and television career, he decided to give back. He decided to bring some of the things that had made him so successful in life to all of you in order to improve the lives of all Americans, black, white, brown, gay, straight, all Americans, because that's the man that Donald Trump is. I can tell you that my personal experience with Donald Trump has shown me his heart. There wasn't a second that he made this small-town girl who was way out of her element in New York City feel anything but welcomed and part of the family. And if not for the support and encouragement of my father-in-law, I wouldn't be where I am today. It's been said by many that Donald Trump sees things in people that they don't even recognize in themselves. In 2016, when he asked me to help him win my home state of North Carolina... CHEERING ..I'll be honest, I was terrified. I had no idea how I would make it happen, but he knew I would, and I did. When I was given an opportunity to join a television network as a commentator, it was the push and support of my father-in-law that gave me the confidence to take that job. Always the first one to call or text me after a TV hit and tell me, great job, keep going. Not bad, right? LAUGHTER Or even a few months ago, when he called and asked me to be the co-chair of our party... CHEERING ..he showed me potential in myself that I couldn't yet see. So tonight, to my father-in-law, I want to say thank you. CHEERING Thank you for your resilience. Thank you for continuing on. Thank you for raising wonderful kids. Thank you for being an amazing grandfather. Thank you for never giving up on me. And thank you for never giving up on our country. CHEERING Tonight, I come to you not as the co-chair of the RNC, not as the daughter-in-law of the candidate. Tonight, I come to you as a mom and as a citizen of this country. For those of you watching who have never voted for Donald Trump, I know what the media and his political opponents have tried to tell you about this man. Believe me, I have seen and heard it all. But I have also seen the truth. I am proud to know Donald Trump, to campaign for him, to vote for him and to raise his grandchildren. CHEERING He will do what is necessary to protect you, protect your family and protect this country. Because Donald Trump wants us all to be successful, to be safe, to be happy, to be strong and to be great again. CHEERING Tonight, I'm asking you to vote. Not for the Donald Trump you see flashed on your TV every day, splashed across the headlines. Tonight, I'm asking you to vote for the Donald Trump that Luke and Carolina call Grandpa. I'm asking you to vote for the Donald Trump that my husband Eric calls Dad. I'm asking you to vote for the Donald Trump that I call my father-in-law. I'm asking you to vote for the Donald Trump who can and will make America great once again for all of us. Thank you. God bless you. God bless the United States of America. We love you.

Anne Funder, Mother Of Fentanyl Victim at RNC: My Son's Death Is The Result Of "The Tragic Reality Of Open Borders"

RealClear - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 03:53
Anne Funder, a mother of four children, received a standing ovation during her emotional speech about her 15-year-old son's death from a fentanyl overdose in Southern California in 2022, which she described as "the tragic reality of open borders." ANNE FUNDNER: Hi, my name is Anne Funder, and I am the wife and mother of four children. I'm standing here today to share the tragic reality of open borders. I'm here to share the story of my firstborn son, my everything, my Weston. My family and I were living in Southern California when President Biden took office and opened our borders. My Weston was 15. He was an amazing big brother to his three younger siblings. Weston attended church twice a week, played football and hockey, and he loved to surf. He had a big heart, and he lived to make people laugh. He had so many good friends. And I was always vigilant to be the best mother that I could be. I was room mom, school ambassador. And I attended all of his sports. We had family dinners and barbecues at the beach. And like most teenagers, Weston wanted to fit in. And in a moment of peer pressure, he tried something that someone gave to him, and it took my baby's life. We did everything right. I had those conversations with him, and fentanyl still found my son. And on February 27th, 2022, our lives were shattered, and our baby was gone. This was not an overdose. It was a poisoning. His whole future, everything we ever wanted for him, was ripped away in an instant. And Joe Biden does nothing. I hold Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, the borders are, what a joke, and Gavin Newsom, and every Democrat who supports open borders responsible for the death of my son. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And the tens of thousands of American innocent children. For that alone, they should be voted out of office. Joe must go. Yes, he must. Joe must go. We have seen the highest number of fentanyl deaths during the Biden-Harris administration, and fentanyl is now the number one killer of Americans ages 18 to 45, and it is quickly becoming the leading cause of death for teens with 14 and under being the fastest-growing demographic. We need President Trump back in office. We need a president who will seal the border, aggressively prosecute drug dealers, and stop communist China from poisoning our children. This is not a red or blue issue. This is a red, white, and blue issue. Fentanyl doesn't care if you're black or white. It does not discriminate. This is an American issue. We need a president who will call the drug cartels what they are, terrorist organizations. This fight is not for me. My son is gone. This fight is for your children. We owe it to our children to elect a president who will win the war against fentanyl once and for all. It's too late for my son, Weston. Say his name, Joe Biden. Weston. Thank you. Thank you. But we can change this for your children. We need President Trump back to save the lives of our kids. Thank you. Thank you. God bless America.

Rubio at RNC: Putting Americans First Must Be What This Election Is About

RealClear - Wed, 07/17/2024 - 03:40
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, don't say polo, don't say polo. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The last few days remind us that the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind is in the hands of God. We were brought to the precipice of the abyss, and by the hand of God, reminded of what truly matters in our lives and in our country. This thing we do called politics, it matters, it's not unimportant, but it is our people who must always matter the most in everything we do. By giving voice to everyday Americans, President Trump has not just transformed our party, he has inspired a movement. A movement of the people who grow our food and drive our trucks, the people who make our cars and build our homes, the people whose taxes fund our government and whose children fight our wars. Americans like Cory Comparatore, he was a former fire chief and a loving husband, he was described as the best dad a girl could ever ask for, as a man of God who loved Jesus fiercely and looked after members of his church. Cory was one of the millions of everyday Americans who make our country great. He wasn't rich, he wasn't famous, and the only reason why we know his name and story now is because last Saturday he shielded his wife and daughter from an assassin's bullet and lost his life the way he lived it, a hero. For those still wondering who are in the press and many watching at home, these are the Americans who wear the red hats and wait for hours under a blazing sun to hear Trump speak. And what they want, what they ask for, it is not hateful or extreme. What they want is good jobs and lower prices. They want borders that are secure and for those who come here to do so legally. They want to be safe from criminals and from terrorists. And they want for our leaders to care more about our problems here at home than about the problems of other countries far away. There is absolutely nothing dangerous or anything divisive about putting Americans first. Those who are offended, anyone who is offended about putting America first has forgotten what American is and what American means. American isn't the color of our skin or our ethnicity. Americans are people as diverse as humanity itself. But out of many, we are one. Because as the life story of our next Vice President, J.D. Vance, reminds us, we are all descendants of ordinary people who achieved extraordinary things. Who do we come from? We come from pioneers who ventured west to chase their dreams. And slaves who overcame bondage to claim their right to the promise of America. We come from exiles who fled tyranny in search of freedom. And of immigrants who left behind all they had and knew because they could not be or achieve God's purpose for their life in the nation of their birth. That is an American. And putting Americans first must be what this election is about. When President Trump was in the White House, Americans had more money and lower prices. Our borders were secure and our laws were enforced. Iran was broke. The Taliban stopped killing Americans. And Putin didn't invade anyone. Now under Biden, high prices devour paychecks. Criminals and drugs are allowed to flood into our country and terrorize our people. And Iran has money to support terrorists. The Taliban humiliated us in Afghanistan. And not one, but two major wars have broken out. My fellow Americans, the only way to make America wealthy and safe and strong again is to make Donald J. Trump our president again. Our country has been injured. Injured by the bad decisions of weak leaders. But now, though bloodied by our wounds, we must stand up and we must fight. Fight not with violence or destruction, but with our voices and our votes. Fight not against each other, but for the hopes and dreams we share in common and make us one. And fight for an America where we are safe from those who seek to harm us on our streets and from abroad. And we will not be alone in this fight. For leading us in this fight will be a man who, although wounded and facing danger, he stood up and raised his fist and reminded us that our people and our country are always worth fighting for. It is time. It is time to put our country and our people first again. And if we do, together we will make our people wealthy again. If we do, together we will make our country safe again. Together we will make Donald Trump our president again. And together, we will not just make America great again. We will make America greater than it has ever been. Thank you. God bless you.

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