6. I hate to quote Newt Gingrich, whom I detest, but in an appearance on Fox News yesterday predicting a Trump victory, he put his finger on a factor that the media (and pundits like Nate Silver) seem to ignore or not understand. (Newt is despicable, but he’s not dumb.) He said,
“In the end, as you watched these two candidates campaigning, I think it’s coming down to sort of a bunny rabbit hiding in a basement protected by the news media and a bear who is wandering around on the stage courageously without fear. If you think the world is dangerous, whether the dangers are riots in Philadelphia or the dangers are the Chinese communists, you probably want a bear that is strong enough to defend you and not a bunny rabbit that has to be protected by the news media. I think every day that Biden hides and Trump goes out and campaigns, the psychological message being driven to the American people is really deeper than just ideology or partisanship. It says one guy has the guts, the willingness, the toughness to actually be out here, taking on things including Covid. The other guy is hiding, frightened, hoping the news media will save him because he can’t possibly save himself. And I think that sinks in,” he continued. “And I think that’s why you are seeing in virtually every poll I trust we’re seeing a steady drift towards Trump and away from the undecided and away from sort of leaning towards Biden but not sold. My personal bet is it will lead to a surprising majority for Trump.”
I don’t quote Newt to suggest the likely outcome, but rather to explain how this factor influenced my decision. Reluctant leaders are lousy leaders, and for the most part, they don’t reach the Presidency, and shouldn’t. I admire Trump for campaigning so vigorously despite the chorus from the media that he will lose, despite the constant hate directed his way, despite being in his mid-seventies and having just had a bout with the Wuhan virus. The man is working. He wants it. I see no evidence that Joe Biden really wants the job, or, if he does, that he’s capable of fighting for it. If he’s not capable of fighting to be President, he is not capable of being President once he’s elected.
7. The decision by the Democrats to allow the Biden ticket to represent the party and its supporters in the 2020 election will stand as the most cynical, irresponsible and unethical act by any political party in American history, only rivaled by the same party’s decision to let a dying President Roosevelt run for a 4th term in 1944. At least that version of the party had some excuses: there was a world war to wrap up, and many in the party leadership didn’t know just how sick FDR was, since he actively hidden the fact. These Democrats have no such excuses.
The first time I saw Biden speak following his absence from the spotlight after the 2016 election, I was shocked at how terrible he looked. He always was an embarrassing speaker and of mediocre intelligence at best, but it was obvious that Biden was in the midst of age-related cognitive deterioration—and it has become more evident since. I admit it: once again, I was overly naïve about the ethical rot among our political leaders and the ignorance of the public. I did not think it possible that Biden could survive the primaries and end up as the nominee, even as his competition revealed themselves as unequivocally unfit as well.
It is disgraceful that Biden’s family would allow a man in his condition to run for the office. It is disgraceful that Biden himself, assuming he has enough marbles left to understand his own condition, to run when he is declining. Is it ego? Arrogance? Or just a byproduct of senility? In the end, it doesn’t matter why a man who cannot do the job is offering himself to the people. It is wrong.
It is equally outrageous for Biden’s Vice-President to be Kamala Harris. Biden’s only Presidential-level decision so far was to fill a crucial job—especially crucial, given the likelihood that he will soon be disabled—and he made the choice based on gender and skin color alone. As Democratic voters quickly discerned during the primaries, Harris has no relevant experience, is driven by ambition without principles, and to be blunt, is a shallow, pandering fool.
8. I have already written enough about how disastrous the corruption of journalism in our country is for the future of democracy and the Republic. No matter who is elected this time, the consequences of the United States public being perpetually misled by political operatives masquerading as objective reporters can only be disastrous. As I think about it, this factor alone justifies voting for President Trump. The news media has to be taught that we will not tolerate its conduct, and moreover, that their schemes will not work.
9. I agree with bulk of the National Review’s most recent assessment:
Reelection is the only way of restoring the conditions that Trump created that eliminated unemployment prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. This, coupled to his near-elimination of illegal immigration (against fierce Democratic resistance), generated greater percentage income growth amongst the lowest 20 percent of income-earners than among the top 10 percent — a noteworthy start on addressing the universal income-disparity problem. Only a Trump victory will ensure retention of the present relatively low personal and corporate income-tax rates and the avoidance of insane, highly damaging, and counterproductive shutdowns in cowardly terror of the coronavirus, which only mortally threatens 1 percent of the population, who can be isolated and protected.
Only a Trump victory will prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear military power within five years and North Korea from resuming its missile tests over Japan and South Korea. There are no grounds for confidence that the Democrats would maintain a firm but not belligerent economic and strategic containment strategy towards China, coordinated with India, Japan, South Korea, and other key allies in south and east Asia and Australasia. We know that if Trump is defeated, the country will be subjected not just to the self-flagellating provisions of the Paris Climate Accord, but also to the $100 trillion Green Terror assault on the petroleum industry and a bone-cracking rise in electricity costs after closing gas-fired electricity plants… Only a Trump victory would continue to promote private, charter, community, and separate schools that will reverse the steady decline of educational standards generated by the teachers’ unions, to which the Democratic Party is bound hand and foot…If President Trump is defeated, America will never know the proportions of or the people responsible for the greatest breach of the Constitution in the country’s history: the politicization of the intelligence agencies and of the FBI in an attempt to alter the 2016 presidential election, both before and after it occurred. Nor will it ever be established whether the Biden family’s receipt of millions from Russia, China, and Ukraine while Joe Biden was vice president constituted crimes, or just mere improprieties compounded by lies and disinformation.
10. The news media and social media embargo on the Hunter Biden laptop story was the final straw.
Trump is hardly a model for integrity, but the hypocrisy of his foes has been head-exploding. In the latest installment, provocative evidence relating to the matter the Democrats illegally used to stage a dangerous and invalid impeachment has been deliberately and buried by journalists and social media censors even as the double standards employed in doing so were brilliantly illuminated for all to see. The undeniable difference in the handling of this emerging scandal and the way the same organizations handled, to name a few, the various leaks during the Mueller investigation and such dubious evidence as the Steele memorandum. Then, last week, we learned that the New York Times not only published the supposed inside revelations of a writer calling himself “Anonymous” to smear the Trump administration, but falsely told its readers that he was a “senior official” to enhance credibility he did not warrant.
A week ago, the Times published another op-ed by the same Harvard “resistance” professors who concocted Big Lie #6: “Trump’s Defiance Of Norms Is A Threat To Democracy,” even as the Times continued to breach the most basic of democratic norms, that the public in a democracy must know the truth, not just “all the news that’s fit to print,” fit meaning “that supports the journalists’ political agenda.” In another op-ed in the same section, standard-issue Leftist Times op-ed writer Frank Bruni, closed with this flaming hypocrisy, referring to Biden’s closing remarks in the final debate:
I nodded along with his final remarks, when he said, yet again, “What is on the ballot here is the character of this country: decency, honor, respect.” He’s right about that, and he’s the right person because of that.“You know who I am, you know who he is,” Biden said earlier. “Look at us closely.”
“We” don’t know who Biden is, however, and Bruni, like the New York Times management, knows that. We don’t know because he has been hiding, because the news media has avoided asking him the tough questions that might reveal who he is, and because the Times and other alleged news organizations refused to investigate and report on evidence that suggested that he might be corrupt.
(I have more than ten reasons, incidentally. Here’s one that doesn’t make the cut: even though there is no chance of my vote making a difference in Virginia, which now has a progressive governor and lieutenant governor who embody everything wrong with the Democratic Party, another Trump victory without winning the popular vote will almost guarantee riots and “resistance” hysteria. In that sense, every vote really does count.)