The Democrats

It is a month before the election. Democrats are doing everything in their power to hold on to power.

The media is circulating a flurry of stories about polls tightening, Democrats gaining momentum, Republicans not having the House of Representatives in the bag, etc. Guess what? In 1994, they ran the same stories.

Soon we will see a series of stories, just like in 1994, that proclaim a Republican victory disastrous for conservatives because so many moderates will be committee chairmen. That became the talking point when the media and the left, but I repeat myself, could no longer deny a Republican wave.

The Democrats have one final trick up their sleeve — the dirty trick. Take Georgia’s 8th Congressional District as just one of many examples.

In that district, Republican challenger Austin Scott is tied with or beating Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall. The district leans Republican. In the last two mid-term election cycles, Marshall has only beaten his Republican challenger by one percent. The Democrats, two weeks ago, released an “internal” poll that had Marshall ahead by twelve points. Nobody believes it. Marshall is running scared and running to the right.

Candidates running twelve points ahead of an upstart challenger with little name identification do not campaign the way Marshall is campaigning.

In fact, Marshall is running scared largely because he is hated by the left for abandoning Nancy Pelosi too frequently and hated by the right for voting for Pelosi as Speaker and for being a liberal who pretends to be a conservative. Full disclosure: Jim Marshall was my law school professor. He is decidedly liberal.

Seats like Marshall’s are the seats the Democrats must hang on to if they intend to keep the House. That the Democrats are going for a series of dirty tricks and October Surprises instead of issues gives the clearest indication yet of how scared they are.

Democrat blogger Amy Morton, who I know and whose husband is the 8th Congressional District Chairman for the Georgia Democratic Party, has filed suit in Tift County Superior Court, the court in Austin Scott’s home county, to unseal Austin Scott’s divorce records from his first wife.

Scott and his ex-wife mutually agreed to seal their divorce records when Scott entered politics to protect their child from his parents’ laundry being aired in a dirty campaign.

Superior Court Judge Melanie Cross has ordered a hearing to be held one week before the November election. One week — plenty of time for the media to report the salacious details of the hearing while dragging out the story in case the judge does not immediately unseal the records.

The kicker, of course, is that Judge Cross is not going to preside at the hearing even though she ensured the matter would be dealt with before the general election. Why?

Well, Judge Cross is a $1,000.00 donor to Congressman Jim Marshall. She donated in 2006 before becoming a judge. Cross cannot now give Marshall donations because of her status on the bench, but her husband gave Marshall another $1,000.00 earlier this year.

In other words, you have a Jim Marshall donor setting a hearing at a time designed to give maximum impact to the allegations and minimum time for defense at the request of the wife of a prominent Democratic Party official then handing the case over to a judge without a dog in the fight.

In addition to abusing the integrity of the judicial system, it is a Democrat dirty trick done in desperation.

Across the country Democrats are doing this. In Nevada, the Democrats have started a whisper campaign about Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle. In Wisconsin, Democrats are attacking Republican Sean Duffy for appearing on MTV’s “Real World” and circulating footage of Duffy from years ago on the show. In Pennsylvania, Democrats are trying to tie Pat Toomey to Wall Street using Toomey’s job from years ago in the financial sector.

Democrats are scared. Like cornered animals the Democrats are lashing out with everything they can — including abuses of the legal system — to fend off Republican challengers.

Erick-Woods Erickson


Editor, RedState.Com

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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