The Impeachment ‘Kill Switch’: McConnell Dismissal Rule Corners Democrats, Blocks Antics as Trial Commences

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 19th, 2019

An unbelievably naively Chuckie Schumer, the Minority Leader of the United States Senate thinks he can introduce his delusions in the form of rules for how to conduct the impeachment of Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate.

Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer.

Chuck Schumer has privately indicated to Mitch McConnell that Democrats may not be willing to go along with quick confirmations for Donald Trump’s nominees. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo

McConnell metaphorically speaking gave him the finger while suggesting he STFU.

Being fair and balanced we must bring to your attention that two of the biggest crooks in Washington are in fact Mitch McConnel and his Chinese wife Elaine Chow, Secretary of Transportation.

What you thought that just Democrats were crooks?

For the most part they are.

Elaine Chao, President Trump’s secretary of transportation, has met at least 10 times with Kentucky business leaders or politicians after email requests made by her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

A cache of more than 800 emails—obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the watchdog group American Oversight—shows that some of those meetings led to McConnell’s associates being granted their wishes by the powerful Transportation Secretary—from infrastructure grants to highway project funding.

In at least one example, the lobbyist had donated to McConnell’s re-election campaign.

Both offices told Politico that it was normal for Cabinet members and the Senate majority leader to work together.

Austin Evers, the founder of American Oversight, said the emails show that: “Secretary Chao built a political operation in her office to favor Kentucky.”Read it at Politico

Breitbart News Consortium

Matthew Boyle

Jan. 19th 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is as of now including in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial rules a “kill switch” that effectively allows for the president’s legal team to seek an immediate verdict or dismissal of the case should Democrats engage in any shenanigans like they did in the House process.

The revelation comes after the House finally late last week formally sent the Articles of Impeachment it adopted before Christmas—after holding them for more than a month without transmission—to the U.S. Senate, thereby triggering the start of a Senate trial.

The VPN Internet Kill Switch explained

The Senate will formally commence its trial procedures in votes this coming week, and while some Republicans want to outright dismiss the charges altogether from the outset, others believe a trial should take place.

In so finally transmitting the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also named impeachment case managers—the Democrats who will present and manage the House’s case to the Senate—last week.

They include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

Both Schiff and Nadler were widely panned for the highly unfair process they ran in the House of Representatives, and many Senate Republicans do not trust them to refrain from playing games that seek to make the Senate trial unfair to the president as the highly partisan process in the House ended up.

Republicans on the House side, who were essentially powerless to stop the Democrats’ shenanigans since they are in the minority in the lower chamber, are warning Senate Republicans to be on the lookout for Schiff’s gamesmanship and that from his ilk.

“It’s incumbent upon the Senate to preserve the right of the President’s legal team to ask for a verdict or move to dismiss this sham impeachment anytime they see fit during the Senate trial,” a source close to House GOP leadership told Breitbart News.

“Otherwise, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans risk allowing Adam Schiff and his conspiracy caucus to hijack and take control of the trial.”

Senate GOP leaders, including Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)—the conference chair—say there are not yet enough votes to dismiss the charges altogether from the outset.

But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a freshman senator who emerged as a top ally of the president and had previously drafted a measure dismissing the charges if the House did not formally transmit them by changing Senate rules to do so, has said that the rules package for the impeachment trial includes a measure that allows for the president’s legal team to quickly push for a summary judgment or dismissal at any time should things get wild.

Hawley’s original measure that would have dismissed the charges altogether before the House formally transmitted them to the Senate by changing Senate rules was co-sponsored by several GOP senators including McConnell—the GOP leader—and thereby forced Pelosi’s hand, making her finally transmit the Articles after holding them up for a month.

Now that the Articles of Impeachment are in the hands of the Senate, it’s up to the upper chamber of Congress to figure out what to do next.

A quick and dirty dismissal of the charges might play into Democrats’ message that Republicans are trying to cover something up, and several vulnerable Republicans in battleground states up for re-election this year, such as Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), have made clear they want some kind of a semblance of a fair trial.

There are also disagreements in some places on what to do regarding witnesses or new evidence, or whether to even consider such things—all sorts of wrinkles that will likely be ironed out this week and next.

One thing is clear: Hawley’s confirmation, first reported by Axios, that McConnell’s rules package at least as of now includes that motion to dismiss or seek a verdict would allow the president’s team to block any Democrat gamesmanship in the Senate trial.

“I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago,” Hawley told Axios’ Jonathan Swan on Saturday.

”My understanding is that the resolution will give the president’s team the option to either move to judgment or to move to dismiss at a meaningful time.”

Hawley further confirmed this on Sunday, tweeting out a link to Swan’s piece and commenting that Trump’s legal team deserves this option, otherwise the “trial will become endless circus run by Adam Schiff”:

In other words, the big picture here is that it seems as though the Senate will move forward with an actual trial—details on a number of fronts on that as of yet to be determined—but that there will be one thing that is clear:

If Schiff or the Democrats try anything untoward like they did in the House, the president and the Senate have the option to shut the whole thing down and blow it all up on them.

That means Republicans hold the upper hand, and should things get crazy—while there are not currently enough votes to dismiss the trial or outright off the bat acquit Trump—after Democrat partisan gamesmanship there likely would be enough votes to dismiss the whole thing.

Bad behavior, in a partisan way, from people such as Schiff and Nadler and other Democrats could drive more Republicans toward the motion to dismiss—the kill switch—if that ever becomes necessary.

McConnell, who a losing GOP primary candidate in West Virginia once derisively nicknamed “Cocaine Mitch”—a nickname he’s since embraced as indicative of his tough persona—has a history of outsmarting Democrats in the Senate.

Most notably, McConnell beat them when they tried in late 2018 to tank the Supreme Court confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell has had many other such end-run victories around the Democrats, and sources close to him expect this Senate impeachment trial will be no different.

“My pal Cocaine Mitch is again proving his mettle when it comes to outmaneuvering leftist Democrats with this kill switch,” a source close to McConnell told Breitbart News.

“If they even think about stepping out of line and being unfair in the slightest, it’s time to engage said kill switch and end this nonsense once and for all.”

A former White House official added that including this “kill switch” in the resolution gives Senate Republicans the tools they need to help McConnell keep the trial on the straight and narrow.

“McConnell has proven time and time again he is a more effective Leader than Pelosi is Speaker,” the former Trump White House official told Breitbart News.

“This resolution ensures the President and his team have every tool at their disposal.”

The even bigger picture here is that when it comes to the Senate trial, GOP senators—in particular, McConnell—are taking an active role in ensuring it will be fair. They are leading the way in framing this.

Vice President Mike Pence, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News late last week, made it clear that “when it comes to the Senate trial, it’ll be for the senators to decide [on witnesses and process], but I think the fact that you hear people talking about witnesses in the Senate just proves how weak the case underpinning the Articles of Impeachment really is.”

“The fact that we’ve heard they had an open-and-shut case, that despite the fact the American people can read the transcript, see the fact the president did nothing wrong, no quid pro quo, the military aid was released,” Pence added.

“The American people have the facts.

We heard that Congress did what the facts demanded, and now suddenly we hear Democrats saying they need more facts and they need more witnesses.

My view on this is the American people see through all of this—the sham investigation followed by a partisan impeachment.

They’re saying ‘enough is enough.’”

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Most Democrats Would Like the Senate Trial to go Away

By Jim Campbell

January 19th, 2020

Members of the House of Representatives in states where Donald Trump as an outsider handily won the electoral votes have to be very concerned, especially if the Republicans are running serious contenders against them.

See the states where Donald Trump crushed Hillary.

The 10 most vulnerable House members in 2020: Democrats dominate, Republicans need 19 seats to take back the House of Representatives.

When President Trump gets reelected in 2020 look for some Democrats who have had enough in the way of divisive political infighting to retire.

Mitt Romney was well poised to beat Obama during his second term but in the end, Romney was a weak candidate, a RINO who could not cross the goal line.

Look no further than his recent win as the U.S. Senator from Utah.

What we have learned since then for those who were neophytes on the political scene at the time, is that Obama’s crew likely did everything illegally that they possibly could have because that’s the left’s way and the cornerstone for winning.

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Hey, it’s the Democrat/Obama way, they just follow the playbook their predecessors gave them while they sit back and laugh as the votes rolled in.

In the upcoming election of November of this year, President Trump will crush the opposition that they are throwing up against the wall.

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Former FBI agent admits illegally spying on Sharyl Attkisson, implicates goverment colleagues

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 19th, 2019

It looks as though the vast majority alphabet agencies were involved in spying on the author and credible journalist Sharyl Attkisson, the only serious surprise is that the Secret Service was involved.

This happened under the reign of Obama, who played it fast, loose and illegally, so Mrs. Attkisson is trying to make them pay.

Zero Hedge

Tyler Durdin

Sharyl Attkisson

January 19, 2020

  • Former govt. agent admits spying on Attkisson, implicates his colleagues.
  • Former U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein is accused of leading the group.
  • Govt. hackers allegedly reported to FBI official who now heads CrowdStrike

A former U.S. government agent has admitted participating in the illegal government surveillance on then-CBS New investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

The insider has identified former U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein as the person responsible for the project.

As a result of the new admission, Attkisson and her family are filing suit against Rosenstein and four other men allegedly involved.

According to the lawsuit, the illegal surveillance was conducted against Attkisson and other U.S. citizens under a government operation based at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Plaintiffs first acquired the details regarding key individuals involved in the surveillance in August 2019, from a person involved in the wrongdoing who has come forward to provide information.

Prior to that time, the Government and its agents and representatives had denied that any such conduct had occurred, including denials in Court pleadings and argument. 

Attkisson v. Rosenstein, et. al.

The Attkisson lawsuit claims that in March 2011, Defendants Shawn Henry, Shaun Bridges, Robert Clarke, and Ryan White, all of whom were government employees connected to a special multi-agency federal government task force based in Baltimore, Maryland, were ordered by Defendant Rosenstein to conduct home computer surveillance on Attkisson and other U.S. citizens. 

Shawn Henry was head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

In 2012, Henry left the FBI and now is president of CrowdStrike Services, a company that seeks to mitigate targeted online attacks on corporate and government networks globally.

Shaun Bridges was a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service for approximately six years, operating out of the Baltimore Field Office.

Carl Force was a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Between 2012 and 2014, he was assigned to the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force, a multi-agency group investigating illegal activity on the Silk Road, a covert online marketplace for illicit goods, including drugs.

In 2015 and 2017, Bridges was convicted of corruption related to his government work, and is now serving a prison sentence.

At the time Attkisson was targeted by the illegal surveillance, she was a CBS News investigative correspondent who was uncovering news about the Department of Justice’s “gun-walking” operation known as Fast and Furious.

Attkisson’s reporting of the case ultimately was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow award and an Emmy Award for investigative reporting.

Unauthorized, remote surveillance of Attkisson continued throughout her subsequent reporting on the Islamic extremist attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.

That reporting was recognized with an investigative Emmy nomination. CBS News first confirmed the illegal computer intrusions in August 2013.

In another development, a former FBI Unit Chief has signed a sworn Affidavit confirming that forensics prove U.S. government software was used in illegal surveillance on Attkisson and her family.

Leslie Szwajkowski, an attorney, headed up the FBI’s Electronic Surveillance Technology Section.

He says that a colleague asked him for help in examining Attkisson’s computer in late 2012.

Szwajkowski says a forensic exam conducted by a technician with expertise in government surveillance tools confirmed that spyware proprietary to a federal agency was found in Attkisson’s computer.

Szwajkowski says he and his colleagues were “shocked” and “outraged” to learn the government was spying on a journalist.

I personally could not imagine that something like this could ever happen in the United State of America.

Leslie Szwajkowski, former FBI Unit Chief

Szwajkowski said, according to the forensics, the remote intruders had “full access” to Attkisson’s computer, files, photographs and internet activities.

The surveillance allegedly included a keystroke monitoring program, exfiltration of Attkisson’s files, and listening in on her audio through Skype.

I’ve learned that when the Justice Dept. won’t hold it’s own accountable, the ability to get justice in civil court can be nearly impossible for an ordinary citizen, even when irrefutable forensic proof and admissions are in hand, such as in my case.

There are six ways from Sunday that the Justice Department can make sure the proof is never seen by a jury.

On the other hand, it’s worth the fight because at least we are bringing important information to light about the illegal government abuses that I believe have happened to many U.S. citizens, the least of which is me.

I’m grateful to the 4th amendment and free press advocates who have continued to selflessly support this effort.

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Trump Legal Team: Impeachment Articles ‘Constitutionally Invalid’

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 18th, 2020

Welcome to Russia, for a glimpse of what President Trump’s Attorneys will be facing.

Russia is but one of the many despotic countries in the world where law suits with no facts are presented.

Fortunately, in the U.S. the attorneys will not disappear or shot on the spot before the trial begins. [YET]

Jay Sekulow, left, and Pat Cipollone, right, both lawyers long known to back conservative causes, will be part of Trump's legal team as he tries to avoid a conviction in a Senate trial. (Pablo Martinez Monsivai/The Associated Press, Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Pablo Martinez Monsivai/The Associated Press, Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Don’t believe me?

Listen to those who do.

Breitbart News Consortium

Charlie Spiering

18 Jan 2020

President Donald Trump’s legal team argued Saturday that the impeachment articles sent to the Senate by House Democrats are “constitutionally invalid” and should be rejected.

The letter was authored and filed by Trump’s attorneys Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone in response to the Senate summons for the impeachment trial.

“The articles of impeachment are constitutionally invalid on their face,” the response read.

“They fail to allege any crime or violation of law whatsoever let alone ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ as required by the Constitution.”

The legal team released its blistering six-page response to the summons on Saturday evening.

“The articles of impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution of the United States, our democrat institutions, and the American people,” the letter read.

The Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin Tuesday, January 21.

A source close to the legal team told reporters in a phone call that the official legal brief for the trial would be more detailed and tackle the articles of impeachment directly. The response to the summons set the tone ahead of the trial.

The team will also argue that the impeachment hearings themselves were defective, violating the president’s right to due process.

The response to the summons argues that the Democrat effort to impeach the president is merely an attempt to overturn the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 presidential election.

“The articles of impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president,” the response read.

The legal team argued that the impeachment hearings were part of a “highly partisan and reckless obsession” with impeaching the president, even before he was elected.

A source close to the president’s legal team said that the team would first address the “serious constitutional implications” as a result of the flawed articles of impeachment.

“It’s going to be a full-throttled address, we will take the facts head-on and we believe that the facts will prove and have proved that the president did nothing wrong,” the source said.

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The top foreign contributors to American universities are Islamic countries?

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 18th, 2020

It’s called playing the intermediate game and is just another way of slipping the Muslim Agenda into our universities.

Trump signing an executive order

There appears to be no violation of federal law involved.

It’s time for President Trump to write an Executive Order making it illegal to do so.

BNI

Savei

January 18th, 2020

PhD Funding Around the World main image

The Associated Press is an American not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

Founded in 1846, it operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. Its members are U.S. newspapers and broadcasters.

Founded: May 22, 1846; 173 years ago

Headquarters: 200 Liberty Street New York City, New York, United States

It tends to be a left of center group so that in itself makes their findings more unusual

Clarion Project (h/t Amil Imani)

A recent letter sent to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (part of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee) by the Department of Education’s deputy general counsel notes that for years these universities failed to report $1.3 billion in foreign funding “despite their clear legal duty to do so.”

Under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, U.S. universities are required to disclose “contracts with or gifts from the same foreign source that, alone or combined, have a value of $250,000 or more for a calendar year; and/or if the institution is owned or controlled by a foreign source.”

The letter describes foreign donations to U.S. schools as “a black hole” because U.S. colleges and universities “routinely” fail to report foreign money (in fact, nearly 70% of colleges and universities fail to report foreign funding).

The letter also notes that “Qatari ‘donations’ to American colleges and universities are made strategically to advance Islamic interests.”

For example, Qatar gave over $340 million to Northwestern University to promote a partnership between Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Al Jazeera and to help train future “journalists.”

Al-Jazeera, the most influential Islamist extremist propaganda outlet in the world, is essentially an arm of the Qatari government. 

Al Jazeera has a long history of spreading anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and support for terrorist groups. This includes glorifying  Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders.

A recent Clarion Project report exposed that U.S. universities have received $10 billion in foreign funding since 2012. Qatar is the most sizable donor to U.S. universities.

According to the reported DOE data, the Qatari regime has given close to $1.5 billion to 28 universities throughout the U.S. in the form of monetary gifts and contracts since 2012.

Clarion Project According to our tally, published June 13, 2019, Qatar alone has provided almost $1.5 billion to U.S. universities and colleges since 2012.

In some cases, the funding comes via government-tied entities with known links to subversion, spying, terrorism, and extremist ideology.

For example, the terror-linked Qatar Foundation donated a jaw-dropping $33 million to Georgetown University in 2018.

That’s just a single year from a single worrisome donor.

Click here to view all donations

Contrary to common belief, the Department of Education records do not show all donations from foreign actors. Disclosure can be avoided with simple evasive measures.

In a previous Clarion Project expose, we showed how the Iranian regime used a well-known front to send donations to about 30 universities in the U.S. and Canada. These donations, for example, do not show up in the Education Department records of foreign funding.

We also published an expose of how the Muslim Brotherhood has successfully used a front called the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) to fund, engage and train academics. The expose included a long list of professors tied to IIIT.

  • IIIT is a known entity of the Muslim Brotherhood, a foreign organization sponsored by foreign governments. IIIT has been investigated and nearly prosecuted for its links to foreign terrorist groups including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
  • IT is known to have received significant foreign funding.
  • But, because IT is based in the U.S. and is (supposedly) a completely independent entity, its donations are not included in the Education Department records of foreign donations to universities and colleges.

Therefore, we must conclude that the stunning amount of foreign financing coming to U.S. universities and colleges is just the tip of the iceberg.

Since 2012, that amount disclosed to the Education Department is $10,629,930,796.

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Remember When Clint Eastwood Brought the House Down With His Riff at the RNC Chatting with an Imaginary Obama?

By Jim Campbell

January 18th, 2020

Little did we know that he could predict the future.

With tongue in cheek, knowing everything he said was correct, Mr. Eastwood told it like it was and then some.

He left it to McConnell to fill in the blanks on the soon to be removed Nancy Pelosi who clearly had her brain updated to O.S. 14.5 the Swiss cheese edition.

Yes, please do that!

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Why America Does Not Need A Constitutional Convention

Comments by Jim Campbell

January 18th, 2019

Members of the left don’t seem to have a clue that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written to prevent those in power from our elected leaders who for the most part on the left are or will become corrupt.

“You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. 

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.

America became great not because of what the government has done, but by what the government has been prevented from doing by the United States Constitution.  We do not need to change or re-write it.

There is no need for new amendments. 

The real need is for better representatives in Congress. 

Unfortunately, a vast majority of Americans from all generations, my own included, do not know or have not studied the entire document.

I’ve gone back to law school and among other classes, I’ve taken Constitutional Law 101 and 102 were among them.

Having no desire to become an attorney but to help me in my writings, I also took Criminal Law, Torts, Business Law and Court Procedure.

By Bluestocking Redneck

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Can Trump Earn Black Support?

Comment by Jim Campbell

January, 18, 2020

Education can be a double edged sword.

As many Black Americans are graduating form universities across the country as well as receiving advanced degrees they begin to think of themselves differently.

Asking a simple question, what have Democrats done for American blacks in the last 50 years, the answer is nothing.

What if Blacks Vote for Trump?

The Wall Street Journal

By Daniel Henninger

Jan. 18, 2020

Opinion: What if Blacks Vote for Trump?

Wonder Land: The traditional view of African-American voters supporting the Democratic Party could be upended by three recent polls, which show growing support for President Trump among black voters. Image: Curtis Compton/Zuma Press

What if in November enough black Americans voted for Donald Trump to re-elect him into the presidency?

This unlikely straw has been in the political winds recently because in three opinion polls—Emerson, Marist, and Rasmussen—President Trump registered about 30% support among black voters.

Asked to respond by InsideSources.com, former Hillary Clinton adviser Joel Payne said: “I have a better chance of jumping center for the Celtics tonight than Donald Trump having 30% support in the African-American community.”

He may get the call.

[No bias there, just more delusional thinking]

The reason this unlikely 30% number breaks the seals in Democratic heads is that for years it has been a rule of thumb in politics that if black support for Republicans ever reached 20% of the total vote, a Democratic presidential candidate would not be able to win, ever.

A Gallup analysis of the Roper Center’s exit poll data has Republican candidates averaging about 10% of the black vote since 1976. In 2016, Mr. Trump topped out at 8%. Still, one wonders if Mr. Trump’s potential pull from black and Hispanic voters may be the sleeper issue of the 2020 campaign, the way conventional wisdom missed the 2016 Trump vote in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

During the latter election cycle, one of the most important, least noticed events was a July 2015 speech by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in which he said it was time for black Americans to reconsider their political loyalties:

“Democrats have long had the opportunity to govern African-American communities,” he said. “It is time for black families to hold them accountable for the results.

And I’m here to tell you it is Republicans, not Democrats, who are truly offering black Americans the hope for a better life for themselves and their children.”

Last Friday, stories on the December jobs numbers noted that the unemployment rate of 3.5% was at a 50-year low, with the unemployment rate for African-Americans and Hispanics hitting historic lows, both under 6%.

In a 2015 speech on the economy, Hillary Clinton talked about the jobs landscape then: “A quarter of young black men and nearly 15% of all Latino youth cannot find a job.”

Those numbers are much better for them now. They know it, and their voting parents and grandparents know it.

One anecdote: I was walking through a neighborhood food court in Manhattan last month and noticed a new counter that sells smoked fish.

Behind it, learning the operation, were five employees—all in their 20s and all black or Hispanic.

A thought occurred to me: That’s the Trump economy. That is the reality behind the monthly jobs numbers.

An entrepreneur got a loan to open this small business and gave these five what looked like their first jobs.

Also reported in the past two years is how workers in their first or second jobs are moving up the pay scale into higher-level jobs.

In the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, there was virtually no recognition that any of this was happening.

But maybe some of these minority voters—maybe even the additional numbers Mr. Trump needs to earn 15% to 20% of the black vote—don’t think work grows on trees or out of federal transfer payments and do believe this president’s policies have contributed to their paychecks and improved prospects.

Conventional wisdom holds that Mr. Biden has a lock on the black vote. The Washington Post-Ipsos poll reported days ago that 48% of black voters prefer Mr. Biden over his Democratic rivals.

The more intriguing corollary question is why have other Democratic candidates, including Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, failed to attract significant black support? [Because black voters saw them as frauds?]

Mr. Trump’s 30% support may be a figment, but theirs is pretty much invisible.

Some of that sentiment for Mr. Biden’s could be a default, rather than the guarantee it was with Barack Obama.

An enduring condescension of our politics is that the voting preferences of minorities, especially black Americans, are monolithic and unchanging. This is notably untrue of Hispanics, whose vote this time is up for grabs, and who are a substantial percentage of voters in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Florida.

As well, one of the great, well-documented social dynamics of our time is the migration of black Americans out of the politically blue urban centers in the north—New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, even Los Angeles—for greater economic opportunity across the Southern U.S. Days ago, the Journal reported on the array of benefits manufacturers are offering to get needed workers to relocate to take a half-million unfilled factory jobs.

Social mobility, the most durable antipoverty program, is stirring again. Rick Perry’s question about results and party is suddenly apt.

The tectonic plates of American society are moving again, and not in ways that comport with the progressive storyline of intractable inequality and racism.

Write henninger@wsj.com.

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Why Nancy's Folley Will Not Result in the Impeachment of Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate

By Jim Campbell

January 18th, 2020

The term “super-majority vote” refers to any vote by a legislative body that must get more votes than a simple majority of votes in order to win approval.

In the 100-member United States Senate, a super-majority vote requires a 2/3 majority or 67 of 100 votes.

It’s never mentioned by the media or anyone in Pelosi’s Congress.

Bill Maher host’s Nancy Pelosi of his opening session of Comedy Central in January.

Maher is a flaming liberal who’s shows is broadcasted from the Comedy Central location in NY City, giving the appearance that the audience is filmed in from of a live audience given the mistaken appearance that they are some sort of cross-section of America.

Well now you have it, Pelosi is more full of crap that a recently killed Christmas goose.

Her charade that she pulled off by her minions in the House was not fact-based by relied upon their delusions to come to their conclusions.

When she smugly asserted that his impeachment in the House will be “Forever,” it would have been more appropriate had she called it a lynching because that’s exactly what it was.

Why is it that Pelosi won’t appear on the Ingram Angle and take Ms. Laura’s questioning.

It’s obvious, just the thought of being interviewed by Ms. Ingraham exposes Pelosi for the truly vapid fool that she is.

Richard Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9th, 1974. He was succeeded by his appointed Vice President, Gerald Ford. On September 8th, 1974 Ford granted Nixon a “free and full” pardon.

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ISIS leader dubbed ‘Jabba the Jihadi’ captured in Iraq

Comment By Jim Campbell

January 17th, 2020

This is definitely to be taken as a direct frontal assault on Michael Moore, the socialist who makes his money selling his tripe filled movies while working in a capitalistic, [for the most part] country.

Also known as tons of fun even though The 560-pound mufti doesn’t weigh that much.

Someone should have told him he can’t eat his way to Allah.

Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed Thursday by an elite SWAT team of the Nineveh regiment in the city of Mosul, according to Stars and Stripes.

He put the fat in fatwa.

A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car.

The jumbo jihadist was known for “provocative speeches against the security forces” and is considered one of the top leaders of “ISIS gangs,” Iraqi security officials said in a statement.

Bari issued religious decrees — or fatwas — ordering the execution of scholars and clerics who refused to pledge allegiance to ISIS when the terror group occupied the city, the statement said.

During the heyday of the group’s self-styled caliphate in 2014, he also ordered the destruction of a mosque built at the site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Jonah, who once had a famous encounter with a whale.

Maajid Nawaz, founder of the London-based anti-extremism think Quilliam, also shared images of the heavyweight’s arrest.

“He was so overweight, maybe from remaining sedentary in his hiding place, that he had to be taken by police in the back of a pickup truck,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Most religious justifications provided to ISIS for enslaving, raping, torturing, ethnic cleansing & massacring Iraqis, Syrians & others are from this paltry beast who can’t even stand on his own two legs,” he wrote.

“As long as the Devil bastes him properly Shifa al Nima should crisp nicely in hell… He literally looks like the world’s biggest chicken,” Gifford said.

Referring to Bari’s heft, he added: “Good luck hanging him Iraq.”

“Do not underestimate the psychological blow the image of this obese monster being arrested is to ISIS. Gluttony is frowned upon by jihadists.

But also, ISIS branded themselves as fighters possessing rare courage & discipline… meanwhile, this walrus was their top religious cleric.”

And in an ode to the epic space saga, he added: “Today was a good day for the Force & a bad day for evil.”

Macer Gifford, a British citizen who fought with a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria, applauded the arrest and compared Bari to the slug-like gang lord of the Star Wars universe who lived on the desert planet Tatooine.

“I’m delighted to say that the Islamic State’s very own Jabba the Hutt has been captured in Mosul,” he said in a tweet.

Good luck in hanging him.

Who said anything about hanging him, he will be taken out by an RPG or a round from an M1-A1 Abrams tank.

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