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The Political Party That’s Built On Lies

For decades the political left has called those on the political right fascists. Doing so is particularly de rigueur these days, with Joe Biden saying that Donald Trump supporters are semi-fascists, and then devoting an entire speech to trying to convince the nation that those who disagree with him and his party are threats to our republic. But it’s nothing more than another lie told to sustain the Democratic Party’s campaign to occupy America.

Democrats have been calling their political opponents fascists since at least 1948, when Harry Truman said a Republican election win would pose a fascistic threat to America, and be even more dangerous than communism.

Labeling Republicans as fascists is of course as absurd today as it was then. Fascists want to empower the state, trap a people within its confines, strip them of their individuality, and eliminate dissent. This describes the Democratic Party far more accurately than the Republican Party (which has rarely done enough to stop the Democrats’ assault on the Constitution, our institutions, and civilization in general).

The Democrats’ tower of lies has been constructed with the help of the media, which outside of a few exceptions, are no longer objective, or even pretend to be, and are instead propagandists for the party they are loyal to. In just the last six years the media have perpetuated the stolen-by-Russia 2016 presidential election lie, the Stacey Abrams I’m-the-real-governor-of-Georgia lie, and the lie that the incriminating information on Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation.

The press also lies about policies, casting Democrats’ ideas in the best light possible, the Republicans’ policies in the worst. A recent and especially egregious example: Both the Democrats and the media have been calling Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law the Don’t Say Gay Bill, a gross and intentional mischaracterization intended to vilify and poison.

Rather than promote freedom and prosperity, Democrats’ policies enslave and impoverish middle and lower America while at the same time prop up the leftist ruling class and its cronies. But no one would know this by listening to the media and their handlers in the party.

Remember the Green New Deal? It was passed off as an effort to save the planet from overheating, but it was designed as a wealth redistribution scheme. More recently, the Inflation Reduction Act, passed along party lines, will not reduce inflation, as its name implies, but it does enact provisions of the Green New Deal that would not otherwise have made it through Congress.

This is nothing new. President Barack Obama lied about Obamacare, one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation to ever become law.

Though much of the truth regarding the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, contradict the narrative, the lying about that day has never ceased. Both the Democrats and the media have dared call it insurrection. But if insurrection it was, who, more than 20 months later, has been charged with the federal crime of insurrection, or any crime that is comparable?

The Democrats have also lied about Antifa (New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said it’s a “myth”), swore that the right is overrun with white supremacists, and are consistently dishonest about the environment, the climate, firearms, and their fealty to the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Constitution. They pretended to respect the rule of law, those who enforce the law, and the limits of the executive branch. There is an incessant drumbeat that nothing is ever their fault. All of it is false.

And who can forget about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lying about her email server, repeatedly, knowing full well the media would never press the issue? And the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lying about then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney paying no income taxes for 10 years, and laughing about it later? No ramifications whatsoever.

In recent years, Democrats have also frequently claimed that they and Republicans “switched sides” on race. Republicans are now the evil racists, while kind-hearted Democrats are free of racist taint. This has been used by Dems to convince minorities that they are on the side of the angels, while the GOP is made up of hateful, race-baiters. Utterly false.

The Democrats have to lie. They have to accuse the other side of doing exactly what they’re doing, of being the extremists that they themselves are. They can’t openly admit who they are nor the truth about their agenda.

Most Americans would not be comfortable voting for candidates whose objective is to establish a single-party regime across the country, and whose ideology is much closer to that of history’s worst despots than the Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom and independence.  The Democrats have a party that couldn’t exist without being held up by a support structure of calculated fabrications.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • Some might call this fascism, if not corruption:

    https://nypost.com/2022/09/07/california-gov-gavin-newsoms-scheme-for-the-oval-office/

    After a 10-year battle to unlock California’s secretive checkbook and almost 450 open records requests with every state agency, Open The Books discovered that Newsom’s donors often are richly rewarded for their largesse with grants to their foundations and massive tax credits to their companies. Newsom “solicited roughly 1000 state vendors for $10.5 million worth of campaign donations, and those companies or affiliated companies received $6.2 billion worth of worth of state payments last year,” says CEO and founder Adam Andrzejewski…

  • I&I’s column makes a number of good points. Let me focus on the “racist” aspect.

    The Democratic Party is aligned with the NEA, which doesn’t support school choice (although, admittedly, the Dem Party does support choice when it comes to aborting a black child. How the Democratic Party’s belief is not considered racist and genocidal I have no idea.)

    But the most important point, in my option, concerning the Democratic Party’s racist and bigoted attitude is that the Democratic Party wants to enslave everyone using the tax law-African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Caucasians, etc.

    Raise taxes; forgive debts so that others who didn’t incur the debt must pay it; instigate a plan to NOT produce fossil fuels (thus, making sure everyone pays more to fuel their car or heat their homes). All these policies are committed to one thing-give the Government more power and the people less power-thus ensuring that the people will become as dependent on the Government as a slave was dependent on his master.

    Oh, I forgot. Democratic policies have two more things in common: All of them are based on gaslighting the truth; and their implementation will eventually (and sooner rather than later) create a Fascistic society.

  • Joe Biden and his band of progressive Democrats are suffused with political vertigo, dizzy from an errant stream of consciousness spun from a kaleidoscope with only bright blue glass chips. Their lives are a seething chaos of alternative realities, a spectacle of painted ball gowns and restroom intruders, a carnival of teleprompter lies and border fibs. Persuaded by their own rectitude, they warble a discordant tune of fruitless desperation for real America while sporting a cure-all as old as Methuselah and as palsied as a withered liberal thought – that if only we hoi polloi would quit bellyaching, they could get on with the heavy lifting of ultra-liberal governance. Frankly, Joe, Nancy, Chuck, Bernie and AOC, I don’t give a damn.

  • Economic Freedom Index has slipped precipitously during the Biden administration to return to its ranking during the Carter Administration. How can any administration be so incompetent as to resurrect the solved problems of the 1970s — Don’t they learn?

    • The Dems have learned, but not from Jimmy Carter fiascoes. Modern Dem learning derives from the playbook of the Communist International, created in 1917 Moscow by Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and the Bolshevik gang (and field-tested worldwide from Cuba and Angola to Cambodia’s Killing Fields). A simple recipe: Sow group hatreds, chaos & confusion (e.g. race & gender in USA). Then while people are too befuddled and perplexed to be cognizant, simply seize control and establish the totalitarian state (e.g. a People’s Republic). Crashing the economy is A-okay, as is anything else resulting in a declaration of emergency allowing seizure and consolidation of additional powers (most recently the God-like power for infinite debt-forgiveness). Power and control are the name of the game. Weaponizing a Super-Sized IRS with access to all your financial info is another lever of control for the incipient communist police state. Social media provides more fodder for control (e.g. FBI arrested several hundred Jan. 6 trespassers via Facebook selfies). A comprehensive and very well planned strategy that even attracted a cadre of GOP “useful idiots”.

  • Hillary Clinton received over 1,500,000 emails as SOS. She forwarded about 100 that contained only public information to State Department subordinates that were not okayed for receiving them. That’s because those emails were determined to be classified, more than three years later by the FBI.

    Trump stole classified and top secret documents from the White House, including nuclear secrets, and took them with him to Mar-A-Lago. He did not deliver all work product and supporting documentation of his administration, classified and not, to the National Archives, as required by law. Trump’s behavior, which has put our national security and our intelligence at risk, was nowhere near as bad as Hillary Clinton improperly forwarding emails.

    Biden won the 2020 election by more than 7,000,000 votes. He won the electoral college by 306 votes to 232. Trump says he won — all the votes from Black majority cities and all the absentee ballots counted after election day were not legitimate he says. Moreover, Trump motivated a mob to invade the capitol and disrupt the formal tallying of electoral votes on January 6, 2021. The editorial board of I & I says that riot was a “peaceful protest”, even though 4 people died as a result.

    Across the USA, nearly 1 in 3 Republican candidates for statewide offices that play a role in overseeing, certifying or defending elections agree with Trump. They support overturning the results of the 2020 presidential race, according to an Associated Press review. President Biden has called out Maga Republicans for believing the Big Lie that Trump won, for threatening political violence, and for using violence and intimidation to discourage likely Democratic voters from voting. Biden has called those behaviors “semi-fascist”. I & I says he’s in the wrong because he is telling the American people the truth.

    • Any election conducted contrary to law is an outlaw election. Many states changed election procedures, contrary to state law. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled that the entire 2020 election in Wisconsin was conducted illegally.

      When Trump won in 2016, Democrats fabricated the Steele Dossier to claim significant Russian interference changed the outcome of the election, or at least made it illegitimate, with NO real proof. If no proof was needed in 2016, why have the rules changed for 2020? No state election laws were even alleged to have been violated in 2016. If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

      For Democrats, the absence of evidence that won any court case alleging vote fraud proves no fraud in 2020. Why doesn’t the absence of any conviction, or even any indictment, of Trump prove his innocence using the same logic?

    • Weapons at the Capitol Riot included sticks, flagstaffs and pepper spray. Thats not a bad day in Portland, let alone Fallujah. Weapons at Antifa/BLM riots include explosive fireworks, Molotov cocktails, lasers to blind police, and guns. Weapons used in the real insurrection in Fallujah included machine guns, mortars and improvised explosive devices that could penetrate armored vehicles.

      Only 1 person, Ashley Babbitt, was killed in the Capitol Riot. Babbitt, an unarmed Trump supporter, was shot for her white privilege, without warning, by a black Capitol Police Lieutenant. Other deaths attributed to the riot by legacy media were really unrelated. For example, Officer Brian Sicknick died January 7 of a stroke, but was reported to have died January 6 of being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.

      Antifa says it wants to overthrow the US government. Antifa has engaged in a sustained program of riots that have killed dozens, injured hundreds and destroyed billions of dollars worth of property. However, when Trump called Antifa/BLM riots an insurrection, Democrats objected strenuously. Prominent Democrats, like VP. Kamala Harris, Rep. “Mad” Maxine Waters and Rep Ayanna Pressley, encouraged more rioting, and raised bail money for rioters. Democrat mayors and governors defended their right to permit riots.

      I would like to see equality before the law for all rioters. If Capitol rioters are held months without bail, why aren’t Antifa/BLM rioters held even overnight in the majority of cases? If Democrats think we need a commission to investigate the Capitol Riot, why don’t we need a commission to investigate the much more widespread and destructive Antifa/BLM riots?

    • According to a 2018 doj IG report, “81 email chains containing approximately 193 individual emails that were classified from the CONFIDENTIAL to TOP SECRET levels at the time the emails were drafted on UNCLASSIFIED systems and sent to or from Clinton’s personal server.”

      Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III laid out the findings that identified “several dozen” additional classified emails – including specific intelligence known as “special access programs” (SAP).

      Your count is a little off. Care to comment on the fact that obama used the server using a pseudonym email address? Or the fact that the fbi testified under oath they recovered thousands of hillarys missing emails from the executive office of the guy that first heard about her private server on the news?

      • In all the investigations against Hillary Clinton, she readily complied when asked to testify and when subpoenaed. Trump and his administration have repeatedly ignored subpoenas. Hillary made good faith efforts always to comply with the law. Trump ignored the law and procedures. He considers himself the law and has made NO effort to obey our laws.

        Hillary Clinton’s private server was not compromised to the extent that the State Department and Defense Department servers were compromised. She used the private server in part because Colon Powell and Condi Rice advised her to do so.

        Comparing Hillary Clinton’s email methods and procedures, NONE of which were found to have compromised USA national security, although they may have had the potential to have done so is NOT at all like Trump stealing Presidential records, classified and not, from the White House that were to have gone to the National Archives. Hillary may have been negligent. Trump has committed crimes over and over, but has not yet been charged.

        Everyone working in and around Trump used personal emails and cell phones that were not secure. Trump’s chiefs of staff gave up on getting Trump, his family, and his staff to obey the law.

    • The flaw of your position comes out of joe’s mouth at youtube.
      Knowing that he did not campaign, joe confesses that he is a President Fraud (declaring that the votes resulted from fraud vote counts).

  • The Democratic party is supported by the most ignorant, arrogant and self righteou segments of society. Their values are culturally and morally retrograde steeped in sixties radicalism and contempt for moderation and institutional authority. They are anti tradition, hostile to religious freedom, the right to self defense, immigration control, fair and honest elections, the rule of law, the nuclear family and care little about the values and concerns of the rest of the country that exists outside the moral sewer holes of Hollywood, the media and the academy. It is unfit to govern the country,

  • It’s like “Christian Nationalism”, their new buzzword these days. I’ve been in and around Christian groups of all kinds pretty much my entire adult life. I’ve never met a single “Christian Nationalist”; never met anyone who used the term “Christian Nationalist”; never even heard anyone espousing so called “Christian Nationalist” ideas. The first time I heard the word was on some left-wing media site a few months ago, and I had to go look it up to see exactly what it meant. I can only conclude that it’s just another buzzword they made up whole-cloth to smear an entire group of people they don’t like. In that way it’s similar to QAnon, another word I had to go research when I first heard it on some leftist site, despite having been politically active for over two decades of my life. I’m convinced they just make stuff up as they go along, or else they find some fringe group with two-dozen members somewhere and claim that represents everybody.

  • Democrats never really gave up their plantations, they just exchanged cotton for votes, and chains for EBT, Section 8, and other “government services”. You can whine about ‘fascism’ all you want, but democracy in a nation of people where one half feasts off the other can’t last either. Racism does not cause the total dysfunction within certain demographics and subcultures that are largely responsible for their own immiseration.

  • Yes, let’s all vote for candidates of the Republican Party who never tell lies. Donald Trump definitely, positively did win the 2020 election, by millions of votes, but his great victory was stolen from him by those awful lying Democrats! (They expect to find actual evidence any minute now!)

    • Democrats need to pick a standard of evidence and use it in all cases. For vote fraud, Democrats say that evidence not only has to be admissible in court, it has to be accepted by a court. For allegations against Trump, the whisper of one anonymous source is considered enough to solidly prove any case, no matter how far fetched.

      If we are using Democrats’ Trump rules of evidence, there is plenty of on the record evidence of widespread voting irregularities in 2020. The US Senate, and several state legislatures, held hearings on vote fraud. There are thousands of sworn affidavits from eye witnesses of vote fraud. There are computer matches of public records that show lots of suspicious votes, including dead and moved out of state voters. Remember, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled the 2020 election was conducted contrary to state law, IOW illegally.

      If you insist on evidence being at least admissible in court, there was no admissible evidence introduced in either of Trump’s impeachments. There was no admissible evidence of Russian collusion either. So far, there’s no admissible evidence of Trump’s tax fraud, or any other crimes. By the vote fraud standard, you have NO EVIDENCE on Trump at all.

      So pick a standard of evidence and live by it.

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