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On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Western Correspondent Tristan Justice discuss how the mob that rushed and eventually breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday afternoon will affect the state of our nation moving forward.

Join Jim and Greg to help you through a tough day for conservatives. First, they cringe as it appears Democrats won both Senate races in Georgia because a lot of Republicans didn’t show up. They also discuss how a Chuck Schumer-led Senate means a rough two years are in store for conservatives. And despite a lot of anticipation for dramatic action at today’s Joint Session of Congress on the 2020 Electoral College vote, they explain why there’s not much Vice President Pence or any other Republicans can do to reverse the outcome.

More year-end awards today!  Jim and Greg embark on the second half of their six-episode saga known as the 2020 Three Martini Lunch Awards. Today, they offer up their selections for the best political idea, worst political idea, and boldest political tactics for the year.

To say it’s been an eventful year in politics would be a massive understatement.  So it’s time to start deciding the best and worst of 2020 and today, Jim and Greg begin handing out the their Three Martini Lunch Awards. In this first installment, they offer their individual selections for Most Overrated Political Figure, Most Underrated Political Figure, and Most Honest Political Figure.

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We all know when a team has given up. Morale, communication, and coordination plummet. Easy shots are suddenly impossible. Obvious wide open opportunities to score or advance the ball are suddenly invisible. And not least, creativity takes a nosedive and the team’s efforts devolve into half-hearted repeats of the same tired set of plays – […]

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I’ve been harping on and on and on about Trump needing forensic evidence that can stand up in court, because no Judge is going to throw out the voting results of an entire county, much less a state, based on indicators of fraud instead of actual evidence of fraud. Well … please watch this; Preview […]

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My favorite Supreme Court Justice of all time is Clarence Thomas, for his courage in sticking to his principles, despite knowing they are unpopular with the tastemakers of the day, no matter the consequences. This courage was a deliberate decision by Thomas. In February 2001, he gave a speech at the American Enterprise Institute outlining […]

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The Texas lawsuit and the 17 states that have filed amicus briefs in support have been one of the few bright spots in the last one month on the legal battlefield. What concerns me as a gaping weakness is that while Texas is rightly pointing out that every extra-legislative change in the four states made […]

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After months of stonewalling Trump efforts to pass targeted, short-term relief for millions of Americans suffering in the pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has changed her mind. What she blocked before is now OK. Why? Because, Pelosi explained, there’s a new president and a vaccine on the way. Huh? Didn’t the absence of a vaccine in the last several months make it more urgent to help people? And why refuse to help suddenly-unemployed Americans just because Donald Trump was president? Pelosi’s flip-flop revealed the cold political calculations behind her blockade — and the weird obsession she has developed about resisting Trump.

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As a Georgia resident, I’ve been worried that the continued claims that the 11/3 election was “rigged” or “stolen” would negatively impact turnout in the January 5, 2021 runoff election.  As you are all probably aware, control of the U.S. Senate comes down to who wins the David Perdue (R) vs Jon Ossoff (D) and […]

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“What % do you think of the Georgia electorate or maybe the American electorate is delusionally clinging to this set of even more ludicrous and outlandish conspiracy theories to protect their very fragile snowflake-like affection for a president who lost a fair election?”–Ricochet co-founder, Rob Long, Ricochet podcast, Episode 523 (~20-minute mark). Thanks, neighbor.  NY […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Attorney General Bill Barr stating there is not enough evidence of fraud to overturn the presidential election and the very different opinion many Trump supporters now have of Barr. They also cringe as Minneapolis reports a 537 percent rise in carjackings compared to this time last year following this year’s riots and anti-police attitudes from local politicians. And they get a kick out of Barack Obama telling progressives that “catchy slogans” are not the path to political progress.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that a top figure in Iran’s likely nuclear weapons program was targeted and killed and they marvel at how it was done. They also bang their heads against the table as some Trump supporters suggest opposing GOP senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for being insufficiently vocal about the alleged election fraud and believe writing in Trump in the Senate races would send a powerful message. And they groan as the media clearly intends to stay in full Joe Biden cheerleading mode, including one story featuring an animal psychic who says Biden’s dogs are convinced he will be a great president.

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@bobthompson asked me the the following question on the latest quote of the day thread. I didn’t want to answer there and by doing so trumpify a not previously trumpy thread. I don’t expect to persuade anyone on the 45th president at this late date, but I’m also vain enough that when when I’m asked […]

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Mr. Trump: Speaking of Grace…

 

I’m a conservative. I don’t like chaos, I’m not attracted to nihilism and social destruction. I like things to proceed in an orderly manner, following sensible rules, and leading to understandable results that inspire confidence. Having said that…

For four years I’ve watched the Democrats and their cohorts in the media (which is to say, pretty much everyone in the media) make a farce out of politics. It started with Hillary Clinton paying for Russian-made dirt on candidate Trump. It continued with Hillary Clinton making up a Russian collusion narrative in order to save face after her unexpected defeat in 2016.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome disputed reports that the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel met in recent days in hopes that the thaw in Middle East tensions is spreading even farther. As the CEO of Qantas Airlines announces all passengers on international flights will eventually need to be vaccinated against COVID to be allowed on board, Jim and Greg discuss why that’s a difficult policy to enforce and whether people will shut out from society if they refuse. And they discuss the Trump legal team parting ways with Sidney Powell just days after their much-discussed press conference.

Vaccines are Coming: Sign Me Up!

 

If it were up to Zeke Emmanuel, were I to catch the coronavirus he’d probably just let me die. I am, after all pretty close to his cut-off date for saving old people who are ill. He might be skeptical about my receiving the vaccine, too, since it was developed under the Trump administration. Yet I am encouraged and excited about the prospects of this vaccine, and am hopeful that we can continue to get our arms around this disease. Our first responders and related occupations should be the first to get the vaccines.

Unfortunately, the vaccines for coronavirus have been so heavily politicized that I should have no trouble finding a place in line to get the vaccination; many people in this country want to take a wait-and-see approach to vaccinations since people like me might die from the vaccine. Or they are anti-vaxxers who object strenuously to vaccinations. Others are suspicious because vaccines are being developed under Operation Warp Speed, although the Pfizer vaccine was developed without government funds. Then you have the government leaders who are determined to make sure the vaccine fails. It’s difficult for me to believe that their resistance is all about Trump, since I’m fairly confident that he hasn’t interfered with the vaccine developers. But you won’t convince New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

The government has sent states a data sharing agreement asking for information such as age, sex, and race of someone who gets the vaccine. While Governor Cuomo says the state will reveal that data, it won’t release the other details such as passport numbers and Social Security numbers. The governor believes that information would be used to deport undocumented immigrants, a claim the White House is denying.

Due to the lockdown, the Pasadena GOP Club group was notified 24 hours before the event they would not be allowed to have a speaker. Dinner, yes, but no speaker. So instead of obeying bureaucrats’ inane rules, they moved the meeting to a private home. The turnout was spectacular. Dave discusses the state of the 2020 Election, Sidney Powell, what a Biden Administration intends to do, and answers questions from the audience.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome growing evidence that coronavirus transmission rates are very low in the schools. Jim explains why the Trump campaign’s accusations of massive election fraud don’t seem to hold water. And they shake their heads as Barack Obama reveals why his Middle East peace efforts went nowhere.