The Brew: Trump is the Most Inept Insurrectionist Ever!
Who orders the military to defend against his own coup?
Today’s roast is called “The Donald.” Yeah, we’re roasting the former President.
Trump is the Most Inept Insurrectionist EVER!
Donald Trump is the worst insurrectionist ever. There, I said it. It may get me banned from Mar-a-Lago, but it’s a fact. When it comes to leading an insurrection — which the Democrats insist he did on January 6 — Trump was absolutely pathetic.
I mean, he told his mass of followers — including hordes of hardened military vets — to “peacefully and patriotically protest” rather than take over the city. Bonehead move number one for Liz Cheney’s would-be insurrectionist. He pushed for National Guard troops to be at the Capitol, rather than leave the Capitol defenseless from his insurrection. Bonehead move number two.
But this latest bombshell proves Trump was utterly incompetent, even moronic, at this insurrection business. According to notes from Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Mike Milley, President Trump gave an explicit order to the military to make sure the January 6 rally was safe.
Say what? Ordering the most powerful military force on the planet to make sure nothing happened at the Capitol? It’s like the guy wasn’t even trying to overthrow the U.S. government!
John Solomon of Just the News summarizes brilliantly.
If Donald Trump wanted to incite violence that fateful day, as his critics suggest, then why did he order the Pentagon to have a large military force ready to quell a disturbance? And why did a Democrat-led Congress turn down the assistance of National Guard troops in the face of intelligence warnings about violence?
Don’t believe Solomon? Then let’s go right to the Pentagon Inspector General report. Seems the J6 Committee missed this one.
Mr. Miller and GEN Milley met with the President at the White House at 5:30 p.m. (on January 3.)
The primary topic they discussed was unrelated to the scheduled rally. GEN Milley told us that at the end of the meeting, the President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021, and Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, “We’ve got a plan and we’ve got it covered'”
Writes Solomon, “Democrats have not offered any evidence to counter that story.”
So, if the J6 Committee is to be believed, Trump conspired with small bands of right-wing groups to storm the Capitol, take over the government to prevent the installation of Joe Biden as president. But he didn’t bother to ensure they were armed, or call the hundreds of thousands of his supporters who were there that day to riots and violent rebellion. And a couple days earlier, in a meeting with top brass on a different matter, he brought up the J6 rally and ordered the military to be ready to stop any trouble. In other words, thwart his own rebellion!
I tell you, this Trump fella’s the last person I’d hire to stage my coup. Now, Nancy Pelosi on the other hand …
Trump at the America First Policy Institute Summit
Speaking of Trump, today he’s making his first appearance in D.C. since leaving office. He’s the keynote speaker at the America First Policy Institute Summit. AFPI is full of top Trump advisors and allies, and is not only fighting the Biden agenda, it is part of the effort to prepare a strong second Trump term.
The purpose of the summit? President and CEO Brooke Rollins put it simply at the start of the summit Monday: “Laying the groundwork for the return of the America First agenda.”
You can watch the Summit live here.
CNN: ‘Election Denier’
You’re seeing a phrase pop up in connection with Trump-supported candidates: “Election denier.” A deliberate play on “Holocaust denier.”
Yeah. Thinking there was something fishy about the 2020 election — especially with self-described “conspirators” boasting to Time magazine about how they “fortified” (rigged) the election to stop Trump; especially with the absurd notion that a dementia-ridden candidate with no campaign, no field operation, no natural constituency, whose own party barely tolerated him, got 12 million more votes than Barack Obama; especially with the evidence stacking up like chips at the World Series of Poker — is the same as dismissing the murder of 6,000,000 Jews.
"I don't think there's any chance he'll win."
— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2022
Hey CNN, is Hillary Clinton an “election denier”? How about those people on the J6 committee like Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who fought to overturn previous elections?
Hey Jewish organizations, does it bother you that CNN and friends conflate election suspicions with denials of Hitler’s genocide?
J6 Committee Hunting Clarence Thomas’s Wife
Encouraging protesters outside his house isn’t enough. Throwing every racial slur in his direction isn’t enough. They’re now going after Clarence Thomas’ wife.
Liz Cheney revealed Sunday that the J6 Committee is considering subpoenaing Ginni Thomas. Her sin? Thinking the 2020 Election was corrupt and texting White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about it. Which, as we have just learned, is as bad as covering up for those who stuffed Jewish children naked into gas chambers.
"The committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena."@RepLizCheney says Jan. 6 committee will consider subpoenaing Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, because of messages sent to Mark Meadows about 2020 election results. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/uVsVDAvXtv
— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2022
Liz Cheney — who is turning more into Les Miz Inspector Javert by the hour — was asked by Fox News about the fact the committee witnesses face no cross examination, no Republicans on the panel to challenge the narrative, and no due process.
She calls the utter collapse of civil rights, congressional tradition, and due process a “distraction.”
From what? Her stated goal of “Making sure Donald Trump never gets near the White House again.”
She does know what happens to Javert at the end of the musical, right? (Okay, literary snob, at the end of the classic novel.)
Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee writes how “The J6 Committee Openly Defies the Constitution.”
J6 Defendant Who Did Less Than Colbert Staff but Faced Prison Time Commits Suicide
Tragically, the J6 witch hunt has claimed another life. The death of a J6 defendant awaiting sentencing has been ruled a suicide. Mark Aungst was charged with entering the Capitol J6 and … well, he looked around a bit, and took a few pictures. That’s it. Yet, he faced a possible six months in prison for demonstrating or parading in a restricted space.
Did he lie to Capitol Hill police like Stephen Colbert’s staffers? No. Did he disobey the cops and sneak back into the building? No. Did he harass any members of congress, as Colbert’s team did? No.
Aungst leaves behind his daughter, mother and three siblings. And a country in the grips of Anarcho-Tyranny.
Don’t Change Policy! Change Definitions!
What’s a recession?
Investopedia: “The working definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth as measured by a country’s gross domestic product (GDP).”
Oxford: “a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.”
On Friday, a report will come out very likely indicating the GDP has fallen for a second consecutive quarter. Ergo, as historically defined, the nation is in a recession.
Nu-uh, says the White House. Rather than face the reality of a recession and deal with it — and the political fallout from the word — the Biden Administration is trying to change the definition. The White House Council of Economic Advisers published a blog last week which kicked off with this:
What is a recession? While some maintain that two consecutive quarters of falling real GDP constitute a recession, that is neither the official definition nor the way economists evaluate the state of the business cycle. Instead, both official determinations of recessions and economists’ assessment of economic activity are based on a holistic look at the data — including the labor market, consumer and business spending, industrial production, and incomes. Based on these data, it is unlikely that the decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year — even if followed by another GDP decline in the second quarter — indicates a recession.
You can say the definition of recession is broadening. Here’s how Forbes defines it:
A recession is a significant decline in economic activity that lasts for months or even years. Experts declare a recession when a nation’s economy experiences negative gross domestic product (GDP), rising levels of unemployment, falling retail sales, and contracting measures of income and manufacturing for an extended period of time.
So the White House looks at retail sales rising by 1% in June, and says: “See? Retail sales aren’t falling. It’s not a recession!” Except, according to TradingEconomics.com, the sales rose because of a “general increase in prices for goods and services.” And “retail sales aren’t adjusted for inflation.” Incomes are also rising, though far behind inflation. “See, It’s not a recession!” Unemployment is low because businesses are having difficulty finding people willing to work. “See? It’s not a recession!”
The White House is fiddling with definitions while America burns.
Along The Stream
John Zmirak takes on the illusionary and dangerous world of transgender activism. “‘Transphobia’ is Good and Should be Official Government Policy.” Gotta stick to the end for his illustration of just how absurd transgender theory is if we applied the same logic to other situations.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.