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Tony Katz has been writing for years, but for quality not for quantity. When he writes, it will be posted here.

NBC Article Written by Tony Katz About Rush Limbaugh

Tony Katz wrote a featured article for NBC about the legacy of Rush Limbaugh. Read it HERE

AOC Accused Sen. Cruz of Attempted Murder. Why Aren’t We Outraged?

It was a moment of opportunity; agreement that is so rare in today’s politics. RobinHoodApp, along with other stock trading apps prevented millions of Americans from buying Game Stop stock (among other stocks) while big funds and institutional buyers could still make their purchases. People on the Right and the Left were outraged. Democrat (Socialist?) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of those people, saying, “We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp’s decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.”

She followed up by saying that if committee meetings were needed in Congress, she would be in favor of it. In a worthy moment of bi-partisanship, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) retweeted her sentiments, adding, “Fully Agree.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t accept this. She couldn’t just be a normal person and let it go, or ignore him, or maybe find a way to work with Sen. Cruz. Instead, she went in the other direction, and accused him of attempted murder:

As of writing this, the tweet was liked over 789,000 times. The question should be: Why?

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Biden was Wrong: ANTIFA is Real, and They are Violent

When Joe Biden said that ANTIFA was just an idea during a presidential debate, he was wrong. Or, he lied. Or, he thinks that the American public is so damn dumb that they’ll believe this nonsense, especially after The View and CNN explain why he’s right.

After Biden’s inauguration, and the violence and destruction that descended on Portland and Seattle, it became even more clear to all Americans that ANTIFA is real, and was never targeting the Trump Administration. Signs from the riots read, “We don’t want Biden – we want revenge!” and “We are ungovernable.” They’re telling you that it was never about Trump. They’re telling you that the people who said, “If you vote for Biden, everything will be normal again!” were fools…or simply outrageously naive. The media that echoed these sentiments? Leftist Stepford wives.

ANTIFA are not just violent, ANTIFA is violence. They were – they are! – targeting America. They hate America, and they want to burn it all down. The Mayor of Bellingham, WA, Seth Fleetwood, had to be rushed from City Hall because ANTIFA stormed the building. How is this any different than the US Capitol?

According to DeeDee Sun of KIRO7, “They also tore down the American flag outside. Stole a KGMI journalist’s mic and threw a hot drink on him.”

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Biden and Buttigieg: The Midwest has no friends in Washington

The move to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is a blow to the Midwest, and reminder that in a Joe Biden Administration, they are alone.

The move – revoking the permits for the pipeline, which moves oil from the tar sands in Canada to the refineries in Texas – is a threat to not just energy jobs (and in many ways energy independence,) but to growth opportunities in the Midwest, and America at large.

What should be noted is the total lack of caring from President Biden, and his soon to be Transportation Secretary, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. When pressed by Sen. Ted Cruz during his confirmation hearing on the new Administration’s pipeline shutdown, and the elimination of 11,000 jobs, Buttiegieg responded, basically, “It’s cool by me.”

Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to Sen. Ted Cruz at his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of Transportation

I think the most important thing is to make sure that we make good on the promise of the president’s climate vision as being on that, on net, creates far more jobs. Millions, we hope. I know that won’t just happen. We’ll have to do a lot of work to make sure that’s real. But getting this right means ensuring there’s more good paying union jobs for all Americans. Delivered from that infrastructure vision.


When Sen. Cruz asked Buttigieg whether others would be getting the displaced jobs, Buttigieg answered:

The answer is that we are very eager to see those workers continue to be employed in good-paying union jobs. Even if they might be different ones.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death has created calls for Violence and Ignoring the Constitution, but It Is Not the Voters First Concern

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87 after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer. In the 36 hours since the announcement of her death, social media activists, politicos and pundits have put forth reactions that range from outright calls for violence to total dismissal of the Constitution’s clear explanation of the rules for nominating a Supreme Court justice.

Reza Aslan, a CNN product who is most notable for saying that Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann had a “punchable face,” posted tweets that are meant to incite violence, threatening President Trump and the Republican-led Senate (and Americans) if they should try to replace Ginsburg this close to the election:

This was followed by an echos of calls for violence on social media, including from celebrities and university professors. Justice Ginsburg, in a letter dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, stated her dying wish:

My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.

Celebrities and members of Congress like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez have jumped on this, demanding that President Trump not move forward with any nomination:

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3 Things The Midwest Wants To Hear From The RNC

During four nights of the Democratic National Convention, there was lots of lip-service given to bringing good paying jobs to America. But farmers were really only referenced once, and manufacturing barely got noticed. Rather, it was radical hate, radical calls for justice and radical ideas for the country like the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal doesn’t create jobs, it destroys farmers and manufacturing.

The Midwest got short-shrift. And those still wondering where to cast their vote found nothing of substance from Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s platitudes. Here are three things the RNC must say to get fence-sitters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio to vote for Trump:

1 – Remind farmers of trade deals made, and of more trade deals on the way

It’s good to sell soybeans to China, but farmers have no faith in a China deal lasting long term. Republicans must focus on potential and completed trade deals to get farmers excited. Specifically, how US farmers can sell the EU more corn to fuel their ethanol craze.

2 – Reduce more regulations

The Trump team has not done enough to explain to America how reducing regulation has not only saved Americans billions of dollars, but has put those dollars into new equipment, new opportunities, new jobs and put new dollars in their pockets. They should announce further regulation reduction to ease the burden on manufacturers, and encourage growth.

3 – Drug independence means drug manufacturing

Coronavirus has exposed a massive problem: America relies far too much on China for life-saving medicine for those we love. America must begin the manufacture of those drugs immediately. The Midwest is craving opportunities to further build out its medical growth. If Trump is smart, he will drill down on this need and identify the Midwest as the place to bring investment and tax incentives.

We know the RNC will talk about law and order – something that the DNC also avoided – and that conversation is a winner. But jobs can not be overlooked. Moreover, respect for the people who actually build America is what the Midwest is looking for…and what they will respond to.

Biden Picks Kamala Harris, But Will It Move The Needle?

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate.

Sen. Harris responded:

The pick, however, comes with tremendous baggage. While the New York Times immediately moved to frame her as a “pragmatic moderate,” the facts do not line up with this narrative. According to GovTrack, she is listed as the 4th most progressive member of the Senate. Like Biden, she favors the banning of fracking and a full-scale assault on the Second Amendment.

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Biden’s Mental State Is Just One Thing Midwest Voters Are Concerned About

America is now debating, in earnest, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s mental state. It is obvious to both political junkies and casual observers on both sides of the aisle that Biden is not all together there. And, heading into a potential debate showdown with President Donald Trump, many wonder if he is up to the task. Democrats have openly questioned whether debates are necessary, or suggested Biden put conditions on debating. Translation: Joe Biden should not debate Donald Trump, because Joe Biden can’t be trusted on a debate stage.

CNNers like Brian Stelter are claiming that this is all a right-wing media dustup that is “far from campaign reality:”

How wrong Stelter is. (Again!) This is far more than a beltway-esqe campaign issue. Biden’s mental state, and mental issues, are a big deal to voters across the nation. But is it the only issue voters have with Biden, as was asked on Twitter?

Oh, no. When you start getting into that list, Biden’s verbal stumbles and mental lapses might be the least of the concerns for Midwest and fence-sitting voters.

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If Biden Doesn’t Debate, Biden Loses The MidWest…and the Election

It was the commentary of author Thomas Friedman that got me asking if this is a legitimate tactic: could the Biden Team seriously be considering the idea that they could keep presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden off the debate stage? Could they really keep him from debating President Donald Trump going into November?

Nevermind that failing to debate Trump will cost Biden the election, Freidman’s idea was farcical, as are many of the things now written in the New York Times (like the 1619 Project, which its author now admits is a flight of fancy.) Friedman wrote:

First, Biden should declare that he will take part in a debate only if Trump releases his tax returns for 2016 through 2018. Biden has already done so, and they are on his website. Trump must, too. No more gifting Trump something he can attack while hiding his own questionable finances.

And second, Biden should insist that a real-time fact-checking team approved by both candidates be hired by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates — and that 10 minutes before the scheduled conclusion of the debate this team report on any misleading statements, phony numbers or outright lies either candidate had uttered. That way no one in that massive television audience can go away easily misled.

Tax returns? The Supreme Court has already ruled on this. Twice. Besides, no one who is fence-sitting on this race cares about tax returns (though, if we can also see Hunter Biden’s returns, maybe this could get really interesting!) As to his second point? Ok! Fact check away! But does Freidman not understand the double-edged sword of immediate fact checking? Has he never heard Joe Biden speak? Or, more accurately, fail to speak?

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Today’s Inaccurate Polling: The Secret Trump Voter is Not A Secret

A recent Fox News poll shows presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden with an eight point lead over President Donald Trump in the general election. As with any poll taken in a pandemic, panic-gripped world, the results should be taken with massive grains of both salt and narrative.

A Fox News poll on the presidential race.

The Real Clear Politics polling average has shown Biden ahead for months. In the month of July alone, Biden’s lead has fluctuated between +3 and +15. But for what reason would anyone trust the polling? It’s as if four years ago never happened, when, at this time in the race, then Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had, what we were told, was a commanding lead.

Of the 25 polls recorded in the month of July, Hillary led in 19 of them. Of the weekend just past (7/17-7/19,) Trump led one by +1 and Hillary led one by +4. In the week that followed, Trump led in four different polls, from between +1 to +7. By the end of July, 2019, Hillary was leading in the polls by +8 and +9. Media never looked past the polls to check their validity or understand the people who took them; they simply pushed the narrative. Hillary to victory!

And that was without a virus that has become so horrifically politicized that any rational-thinking American should be disgusted. California has returned to shutdowns, pushing down the economy that has looked forward to resurgence. Politicos have put unions over parents and students, demanding schools not re-open, or be only virtual; to be clear, multiple Democrats have proudly used school-aged children as a weapon to be wielded against Trump’s election chances. And media has deliberately played along in this fear-mongering about schools.

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