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As Quiet Holidays Become History… It’s Back To The Loud Season Of Political Warfare

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By DEXTER DUGGAN

Along with the spiritual blessings of the year-end holidays was the godsend of an absence of many of the daily headlines of political warfare.
Nerves had been jangled through much of 2021 as Democrat leaders launched assault after assault upon U.S. citizens, from diluting their votes to overwhelming their cities.
Encouraging vote fraud, penalizing freedom to work, worship, educate and move about, confiscating money to inflation and proposed heavier taxation, weakening protection against criminals both domestic and from elsewhere, threatening health with the unauthorized entry of numerous sick aliens — the list was lengthier than the Christmas wishes of a covetous brat.
The cacophony had been almost unbearable. Then the holidays arrived and Congress adjourned for the year. The Advent of Christmas was accompanied by an advent of semi-silence. No hourly update on Joe Biden’s crippling Build Back nightmares, nor Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s dreams to debilitate and suffocate conservative and middle-class Americans.
It was as if kids’ screaming from dawn to midnight around the house suddenly fell silent. It was such a relief. On the other hand, the eye of a hurricane is quiet, although the awful storm still swirls nearby.
Ask a parent. If children’s noise suddenly stops, is that a good sign? Or is it time to check for whatever guilty mischief they may be up to?
Everyone knew that political bigwigs actually hadn’t lost interest in their skulduggery. They were just doing more than the usual amount of it in back rooms over the holidays.
When a football squad goes into a muted huddle, have they lost interest in advancing the ball? Or are they just preparing for the next play?
After the waiter clears away the big guys’ dinnerware, that doesn’t mean nefarious activity won’t progress beneath the tablecloth.
With the arrival of January, all the noise returns.
Big-city Democratic machines traditionally have been associated with fraud, voting and otherwise.
Tragically, Chicago mayor and boss Richard Daley, a Catholic, may have manufactured enough votes in 1960 to put U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy into the White House, and thereby unintentionally positioned the first Catholic president into a high profile that led to assassination in 1963.
The pandemic in 2020 was manipulated for sufficient chaos in key areas. Democratic strategists jumped in with both feet to shove election results their way.
Their favored tactics of widespread or universal mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, unmonitored public ballot drop-boxes, insufficient or nonexistent signature verification, unlawfully changed rules, prolonged late ballot acceptance, and billionaire funding of vote activity that should have been off-limits to private parties were important elements of an assault on voting integrity.
The Wall Street Journal posted an editorial on January 3 saying that although the November 2020 elections were more than a year in the past, “we’re still getting information about the huge private money that underwrote official government voting efforts in 49 states. Much is still unknown, but lawmakers already know enough to ban this practice.”
Whereas Americans otherwise could be subject to intense scrutiny in an evolving security state, verifying honest ballots was dismissed by the elite as something like bigotry or racism — the usual excuses when left-wingers’ demands are unjustified.
One of the reasons for Biden’s wild determination to rush as many illegal aliens into the U.S. as he could was their potential for casting votes. Conservative activist and radio talk host Charlie Kirk said on December 29, 2021, that so far in the expiring year, Biden’s open-borders strategy had added the population of two entire Montanas to the U.S.
The Montana.gov website lists the state’s population at 1,084,225 as of the 2020 census.
More than two million new voters in less than 12 full months, illegal or not, certainly could swing some elections. Especially when the Biden government was said to be sneaking many of them into Republican-voting areas.
You say that not all of the new aliens are of voting age? Did that ever stop fraud when the dead have cast ballots?
Normalizing the presence of illegal immigrants has been achieved in some ways in some areas including New York, such as giving them driver licenses. Another step is to start allowing non-citizens to vote with official blessing, which the Democrat-dominated New York City Council recently approved for local elections.
That means an estimated 800,000 to 900,000 additional voters there.
The New York Daily News posted on January 1 that the Big Apple’s new mayor, Democrat Eric Adams, expressed reservations about the bill becoming law. He soon would have to decide whether to sign it. In the November 2021 election, Adams had distanced himself from the left-wing extremism that often rules his party these days.
The Staten Island news site SILive.com reported on December 22 that Republican state Assemblyman Michael Reilly was one of those planning opposition to the measure. It quoted Reilly:
“Allowing more than 800,000 non-citizens to participate in electing the leaders of America’s largest city not only threatens the integrity of our elections, but also sets a dangerous precedent that challenges the concept of citizenship, as well as the rights and responsibilities afforded to citizens of the United States of America.”

Mail-In Voting

In addition, New York’s left-wing Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul — who replaced scandal-ridden Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo — said she plans to go ahead with pressing for universal mail-in voting for the Empire State in the 2022 legislative session, despite the fact that New York State voters themselves rejected that idea in the 2021 November election.
Nationally, Democrats in Congress have been pressing to loosen voting requirements significantly, with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer vowing to push ahead with these efforts in January.
The Wanderer asked two conservative Republican observers about these Democrat efforts.
National pundit Quin Hillyer said on January 4: “These Democratic attempts have nothing to do with voting ‘rights,’ but everything to do with undermining voting integrity. They are nefarious, and they should be blocked.”
Conservative Republican political strategist Constantin Querard said on January 4: “Both parties seek advantages when they pursue voting legislation. Republicans believe they do better when there is more oversight and certainty, Democrats believe they do better when controls are loosened and there is less oversight.
“Both parties are correct — which is why the GOP wants to make it harder to cheat and Democrats want to bring as much chaos into the process as possible,” Querard said. “In that context, the push for certain types of reforms by Democrats at the local, state, and federal level makes perfect sense.”
The New York Post posted an opinion column by Democratic former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on January 2 warning that his party has to change emphasis fast.
Levine wrote: “With President Joe Biden’s approval ratings at a record low, crime waves wreaking havoc in Democratic-controlled cities, inflation at a nearly four-decade high and myriad foreign-policy crises tarnishing America’s global reputation, my party’s chances of preventing an electoral wipeout in Florida and across the nation look slim at best.”
He said Democratic candidates have to give a strong yes, not a “Yes but” or “Maybe” to five questions. 1) Do you support well-funded professional police departments? 2) Are you in favor of securing and defending the integrity of our borders with reasonable restrictions on immigration? 3) Do you agree that only U.S. citizens should be allowed to vote in U.S. elections including state and local?
Also: 4) Are you in favor of allowing parental participation in school curriculum and against Critical Race Theory in classrooms? 5) Do you disavow socialism and accept that America’s economic success is based on its capitalist system?
Even if New York City’s measure to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections were to become law, Levine said, “it will be struck down as patently unconstitutional.”
On the other hand, commentator Scott McKay warned at The American Spectator site on January 3 that proclaimed socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been denied the Democrats’ presidential nomination in the last two cycles only because powerbrokers got together to direct it to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Biden in 2020.
McKay pondered if the ever-lefter Democrats can deny Sanders’ ambitions yet again in 2024.
“If Bernie is fit enough to run, or if Bernie can find someone plausible to carry his standard,” McKay said, “they’re going to have a real problem on the Democrat side in 2024. They’re likely to lose their party.”
If enough Democrats think liberal columnist John M. Crisp is the way to go, they’ll be as ill-informed as ever in planning their strategies.
In a column posted January 3, Crisp was sure that Americans yearn for lots of permissive abortion and stern gun control, so he was perplexed why they vote for Republicans who don’t support these.
He might ask himself that if this is so, why do Democrat leaders keep cloaking their goals with risible euphemisms like “the right to reproductive health care.”

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