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Friday, January 08, 2021

WSJ's editor should resign

Paul Gigot, opinions editor of the Wall Street Journal, published an editorial today calling for president of the United States of America to resign because a few people from a rally dared enter the halls of Congress. My goodness, we have not seen that since two years ago when angry Democrats stormed Senate buildings to interrupt hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Gigot did not call for the resignation of any Democrat who riled anyone up.

But Gigot has conformed to Sir Rupert Murdoch's model of suckering conservatives and leading them down the primrose path to oblivion.

The captain of an editorial page renowned for its defense of capitalism and America has jettisoned those ideals in favor of subverting any and all desires of the deplorable riff-raff who elected Donald John Trump president, even when those desires coincide with the principles Gigot's predecessors set forth.

President Trump achieved everything the Journal once stood for. 

His ingratitude is as unserious as it is humorous. It is a self-parody for 4 years of wattle quivering over the media's portrayal of the president as a buffoon. 

Gigot is all about style and not substance. He does not care about moving the embassy to Jerusalem or cutting regulations like no president before him. The media focuses on nonsense such as feeding the koi fish. Gigot wants to fit in with the rest of the media. At the time journalism needs good leadership, the editor of a once prestigious editorial page follows the pack. 

The editorial today began, "The lodestar of these columns is the U.S. Constitution."

That lodestar sets the end of the presidential term at January 20. Not January 7 or at the whim of some newspaper. January 20.

Thus, the newspaper itself calls for the president to ignore the Constitution and quit because he was not re-elected. The newspaper used as an excuse a mostly peaceful rally at the National Mall.

The newspaper said, "In concise summary, on Wednesday the leader of the executive branch incited a crowd to march on the legislative branch. The express goal was to demand that Congress and Vice President Mike Pence reject electors from enough states to deny Mr. Biden an Electoral College victory. When some in the crowd turned violent and occupied the Capitol, the President caviled and declined for far too long to call them off. When he did speak, he hedged his plea with election complaint."

The newspaper ignored the facts.

Worse, the newspaper ignored the Constitution's protection of the God-given rights to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government.

The grievance is worthy of review. The delivery of boxes of ballots for Biden in the wee hours of the morning the day after the election alone deserves examination and explanation. The president also deserved a public hearing before the Supreme Court in which he could present evidence of fraud. You cannot dismiss the complaint as without evidence if you refuse to consider the evidence presented.

Denied a day in court, the president tried to take his case to Congress. Rallies in DC are a tradition that dates back to when we drained the swamp and built the city. To condemn the president for following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King and others by rallying at the National Mall is to further restrict the rights of actual conservatives in a nation whose leaders in government and in corporations are hellbent on destroying. 

The fascists want the transformation of America into a police state. Already, Democrat members of Congress are advocating the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Committee aimed at punishing those who dared to vote for President Trump.

But that is only the beginning.

Murdoch and his minions believe they will be spared. Mobs don't work that way.

Democrats greeted Donald Trump's inauguration with riots in DC. The gendarmes arrested more than 200 people. Capitol Police arrested nearly 300 people when Democrats stormed Senate buildings in 2018. This summer, Democrats destroyed sections of city after city.

So a few people entered the Capitol on Wednesday. Arrest them and move on. Capitol Police shot and killed a woman. That requires a formal inquiry. 

But the call by the Journal for the president to quit is an insult to the nation.

And fully expected after 4 years of the refusal by the Establishment to accept the election results in 2016.

Gigot is a disgrace.

He should resign.

67 comments:

  1. man, what a great point, Don. Never would have thought about the Kavanaugh thing.

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    1. The Kavanaugh thing has been bandied about for a bit now. Still a good point. It's heroic when THEY do it.

      If leftists didn't have double standards they'd have none at all.

      (And if Professor Edwina's brains were dynamite he couldn't blow his nose--even with Obtuse Olsen's brains thrown in.)

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    2. Ah yes. The pleasures of living rent free in ROL CON jakee's pathetic mind.

      The accommodations are sparse, but they are free, right edutcher?

      Bwahahahaha!

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  2. Quislings can't resign. They're already as low as they can get.

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    1. Quislings can run, but they can't hide. They usually end up hanged by the neck until they are dead.

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    2. Since Joe Biden is Chairman Xi's quisling, his future needs some consideration.

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    3. Well, Edwina, you won't be hanging anyone so why don't you shut your pie hole, keyboard warrior? Hmmmmmm?

      #Gaslighter
      #FakeConservative

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  3. Thank you. I saw that editorial today and was disgusted. This post expresses so well everything that needs to be said about it.

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    1. Imagine if more than 5,000 each day actually READ those stone-boring, coma-inducing WSJ editorials.

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  4. "Democrats greeted Donald Trump's inauguration with riots in DC. The gendarmes arrested more than 200 people. Capitol Police arrested nearly 300 people when Democrats stormed Senate buildings in 2018."

    How many of them were actually prosecuted?

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    1. Of the 200, one was since he confessed before the lawyers took over. This was from a report I read, assuming it was true.

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  5. Thanks, Don. Excellent as usual. The old-guard "conservatives" turned out to be urban toffs of just a slightly different bent than our wannabe tormenters-of-record.

    I'll restate my disappointment (long comment in the 1100 article commentary) with Kristi Noem penning a "Where do we go from here?" piece without even a passing mention of the fraud that occurred (or the widespread belief that the whole electoral process was a fake). The big issue going forward isn't "messaging" or "messengers" - it's what we do about a fraudulently-installed regime (it's not a government) and the obvious expectation that massive fraud will just continue in the future...

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    1. One of the few benefits of this horrible time is we are separating the true Patriots out from the fake ones. Noem has shown her true self and is no better than Nikki Haley.

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  6. Excellent post. The WSJ has been terrible.

    The WSJ has been as much of a rag for the Globalist (U.S. Branch) Chamber of Commerce wing of the GOP and the Murdoch Family; as the Washington Post has been for the Democrat Establishment and Globalist Jeff Bezos and his Amazon business empire.

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    1. Shut up, "Professor" Ed. Your gaslighting bully act isn't working, you schmuck.

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    2. Susie again with the rational commentary that sends Edwina into a blind, spitting rage. You threaten his self-importance, ma'am.

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    3. edutcher over the target again! Just read the flak (insults) fly off of ROL CON jakee's fingertips.

      I've never seen anyone hold someone else's brain so tightly as edutcher does ROL CON jakee's small brain, such that a post triggers ROL CON jakee's inner bully.

      I mean if edutcher is as worthless as ROL CON jakee tries to impugn, why does ROL CON jakee keep getting triggered, and respond in a bullish way using insults?

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  8. I’m wholly disgusted by the state of bias and lies and fraud. I’ve cut off all fake news, I boycott all corporations (as possible) who virtue signal and/or SJW. I’ve reregistered as Unaffiliated from Republican and will not vote for another Republican unless an outspoken patriot. The only choice now seems to be to corner the individual politicians and make them wish they weren’t.

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    1. I wish you would reconsider. With that attitude we'll never get anywhere. Notice how the Democrats stick together no matter what? They refuse to condemn rioting, looting, destruction of public and private property. They fundraise for BLM and Antifa, Kamala and others provide bail for those arrested. Most are released immediately with no consequences. We are strong but we cannot survive on our own. We must be involved in the R party FROM WITHIN. We've suffered a setback, a big one, but voting integrity can become a huge wedge issue in the next elections. Nancy and Chuck are certainly showing just how afraid they are of Trump and MAGA. Are we going to reward them with keep them even more in fear? There are things I plan to do

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    2. This. A couple of us are going to go to a local Republican township meeting this month. I don't expect to be impressed with the proceedings, but I will give them a chance to indicate they have anything to offer. Either way, my plan is to wreck the place (eventually, 'cuz it probably needs it) in order to keep Missouri red.

      First question: "Whatcha' gonna' do to fix the electoral fraud?"

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    3. J in StL posed the question that is on my mind: "Whatcha' gonna' do to fix the electoral fraud?"

      Working from within to overcome used to work, when the elections were at least somewhat fair- but now it no longer matters who you vote for, or who you get others to vote for, because The Fix Is In.

      This election was blatantly stolen, without any meaningful outcry from anyone in a position to do anything about it. The next election will be too, and the next... soon we'll have 99% vote tallies, all for the Approved Candidate. Russia used to have that kind of "election," now we do too. What a Brave New World we'll live in, where it's 1984 every year.

      Those who have the soon-to-be-mandatory spy devices in their homes had better watch what they say and do; Alexa, Siri, Echo and their brethren will be watching you!

      As for me, I won't be sending any money to any so-called Republican, and certainly not the RNC. I'm training in small arms to face the uncertain future, but I'm through with political action.

      "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." -- Mao

      "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry

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    4. All of you who are saying you will "wreck the place" or "never send any money" then cry about stolen elections need to WAKE the HECK UP (I made a NY resolution to stop swearing). This is not the way one moves the needle. Yes, the Democrats/Media/Left/Socials got away with a great heist. But do we just lie down and say, "Wahhhhh. Uncle"? No we do not. The next election will be about recovery and recriminations for what will be the useless shutdowns and mask mandates that had NO EFFECT on anything, destroying small business and liberty and and excuse to implement mail-in voting that proved to be faulty. We can take the lead, offer up solutions so that voting is trusted. Show them the Carter Commission on how voter integrity. They violated ever item on the list of recommendations. Be the party that promises to bring election integrity. Be the party to prosecute destruction of private or public property - NO BLACK/Fascist privilege. If Mad Max Watters or Sharpton incite, promise to fight for a fair, color-blind justice system. Governors and AGs of WA, WI, OR, MN who excused and encouraged and refused to prosecute the looters should be called out EQUALLY if the are on record of playing a part. AMplify Kamala Harris' fund to bail out looters and rioters. (By the way, can those elected for their participation on Jan 7 avail themselves of her bail fund? Someone should ask...) Let the chips fall but by leaving the field you're definitely never going to win anything. As Gretsky said, "You never miss 100% of the shots you didn't take."
      Just as an aside, I live in Liberalville, or so I always think, in Silicon Valley. I was playing with my dog in a local park on the 7th in the middle of the day. The park was nearly empty. A man walks by wearing a MAGA hat. I give him the thumbs up. He looks puzzled so I point to his hat. He takes it off and says in a Middle Eastern accent, "You love?" I respond, "Yes," and he gives me the thumbs up. It was surreal. But to make it even weirder, a half-hour or so later, I'm again doing some calisthenics in the same park and a Vietnamese family (aka "People of Color") start to play with my dog and engage me in conversation. The husband starts complaining about the Democrats and the election! Wait, say what? Two times within one hour? Whoa. We are everywhere and silence isn't acceptance.

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  9. A couple in St. Louis, both showing greater restraint than Capitol police, are being prosecuted for protecting their own home from a mob brandishing weapons that had breached their barricade. Something to keep in mind as we hear talk that Wednesday was an insurrection from a violent mob.

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    1. Yep. They're setting up tall barricades (fences, you know) in Washington right now to keep out Deplorables (or would we be the new deportables.......hmmm.) from running amuck on the Capital grounds we have paid for. America, my country of birth, is now occupied soil. Communists run it all, lock, stock, and barrel. They're not shy. They want me, and you, eliminated.

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    2. Things have been a bit odd at Instapundit lately, with Prof. Reynolds recovering from a light bout of china virus over the holiday week. But Robert Shipley has this thought this afternoon:

      "The elite and media response to the riot at the Capitol has been of one voice: this is an attack on “our democracy.” What they don’t understand (or refuse to) is that if you think the election was unfree and unfair, as 30-40% of people apparently do according to polling, the fake election was the attack on democracy, and it already happened, making the government illegitimate! The endless hot takes by people racing to be the first or most vigorous to give these people the “to a gas chamber – go!” treatment, rather than trying to convince them they’re wrong about the election itself, is the opposite of what a healthy polity would produce, and vastly different from the elite reaction to the riots this summer. It’s straight out of the campus playbook I’ve dealt with for the last 17 years, and the consequences are likely to be even more dangerous."

      Dangerous indeed, particularly for the overgrown kampus kooks who have never had to deal with real adults (until... soon...)

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    3. Come and get me. But the first one across my threshold's a dead man.

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    4. Gave me AR-7 a workout at Tango Down today. Very pleased. From 50 yards, pure money. From a hundie, on torso 50%. That’ll make the nut. When I go out and shoot “small critters”...

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    5. Read (or reread) the famous second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the right of the people to alter or abolish abusive, tyrannical governments, and draw the appropriate conclusion to where things stand today.

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    6. It's also a good time to read (or re-read) the (little-read) back part of the Declaration, where the specific grievances against the British crown are listed. Many are germane, including the one about inciting pitiless savages against the populace (Indians then, antifa now)...

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  10. I have been working on my former banker brother to quit giving the WSJ money. I finally convinced him over the past few months when the op-ed pages have finally gotten as shiitey as their 'news' division. Even Kim Strassel is on her knees chupando the Murdochs.

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  11. The WSJ is a disgrace to journalism.

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    1. Indeed. They head a very long list.

      I canceled my cable entirely so as not to contribute to the salaries of idiots like Gigot. Doesn't he have a Sunday show on Faux Newz?

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    2. Cancelled my cable in 2012 after watching the RNC steal the vote from Ron Paul. Then cancelled all newspapers too. Nothing left they'll never get a dime out of me.

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    3. Journalism is a disgrace, period.

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  12. Don, today my twitter acct @kthorton was suspended, it looks like permanent. Can you follow my back up @kebie19?
    Appreciate it.

    Great blog, i think Shit is going to hit the fan.

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    1. Thrown out of Twitter? Luckiest day of your life!

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  13. The pretend outrage over protests is the double standard of the Left that I've seen for 50 years. But what's different is we have the internet to make sure we

    Never Forget

    The buck stops with Creepy Joe now. We're in a recession already thanks to the divine right of governors.

    If we don't pull out of this recession by the fall 2022 we can primary the traitors and get the Leftists and take over Congress in preparation for the Donald's return.

    Or his son or daughter frankly I don't care which. So I don't let the phony outrage and reactions upset me at all. Its amusing what we're seeing are professional liars at work.

    They are trained and paid well. Never forget.

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    1. Point of order - why will THEY let this happen in 2022? Having pulled off the greatest political crime in American history, what's to stop them from just having the machines generate a 90%+ result, their way?

      That's part of the mental challenge. We can't think at this point like we did in the past. The old rules are done. (Hence my anger at Kristi Noem, who seemed promising, for totally missing the point with that pap she wrote).

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    2. Simple. You have to take over each state precinct by precinct. If people don't devote the rest of their lives to this then nothing else matters much

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    3. You want some political training at ground level? Pretend to be a democrat and join your county's democratic women's club.

      Try to stay a year but it may take 2 years to learn enough and then flip them off on your way out the door lol.

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  14. Gigot will be welcomed back on the cocktail party circuit.

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  15. Glad to see everyone still here.

    Interesting purge going on today. PDJT (RealDonaldTrump), Tracy Beanz, Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn, all suspended from twitter.

    And after saying "If you don't like the twitter rules, build your own platform," Apple (a Chinese company) is telling parler to either agree to new draconian rules or be kicked off apple platforms.

    Maybe the next 12 days will be more interesting than expected...

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  16. BTW, I see that the Daily Beast clowns have amped up Wednesday - from an "insurrection" to a "coup attempt." First unarmed coup attempt in history.

    Memo to the DB: Don't give us ideas.

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    1. They always accuse us of doing precisely what they have been doing all along.

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    2. Snow, they obviously overlook the 4 year coop attempt to get rid of PDJT

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    3. How do you overthrow a building?

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    4. “The coop with their band of corpsemen.”

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  17. Excellent point, Don. Gigot is a squish and WSJ is full of squishes. I’ve cancelled my WSJ subscription. They are useless.

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  18. They've killed Spartacus.
    And now they're trying to crucify his followers along Via Appia.

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  19. Trump must now refuse to leave office.

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  20. WALL the WSJ (J for JERK)!! The media LIES to us, or would, if we'd listen to or read the crap they spread around.

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  21. Its past time to name the GOP for the party it really is

    The Publicans

    They are worse than Dems because they lie to your face and stab you in the back in your own bed. Dems tell the truth about their agenda. Not so with the GOP liars.

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    1. Jesus advised his people about them:

      Mat 18:17  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 

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  22. Rasmussen:

    Trump's approval is 51 percent. It was 45 percent on Election Day.

    That riot really hurt President Trump. LOL.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, that put a smile on my face!

      Smiles are hard to come by these days.

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  23. Mayor Bowser during the White House riots this summer: “My police department will always protect DC and all who are in it whether I agree with them (such as those exercising their First Amendment Right) or those I don’t (namely, @realdonaldtrump)

    While he hides behind his fence afraid/alone, I stand w/ people peacefully exercising their First Amendment Right after the murder of #GeorgeFloyd & hundreds of years of institutional racism

    There are no vicious dogs & ominous weapons. There is just a scared man. Afraid/alone…”

    These tweets from Mayor Bowser are still up. She refused to send police, siding with rioters. She’s telling her rioters that the President is alone and unarmed at the White House, hoping for bloodshed.

    U S Sun: "MORE than 50 Secret Service agents have been injured during ugly clashes outside the White House on a sixth night of violence sparked by the death of George Floyd. The attacks came after President Trump was reportedly moved to a secure bunker usually used during terror attacks as heated protests escalated across Washington D.C."

    Q: If you stole an election, what would you want most?


    A: To make it a crime to say you stole an election...and then change the subject.

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  24. Have watched the WSJ slowly drift away. This is the last straw. This blog remains a ray of sunshine, both from Don and from the comments.

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  26. Italian reader here. Please stop calling them fascists. They're not. Fascism was bad, at least ever since it was forced to ally with Hitler, but it never tried to destroy the Nation, erase its history, replace the population and starve the middle class.
    And it was right in opposing the Papacy.

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    1. Hello Italy. Advice: Avoid pronouns ("them") at the start of making your point.

      Your points are factual/valid, but there is no hope in this respect of the word "fascists" in this context being correctly used.

      The word today thanks to mindless license has "morphed" into something else entirely.

      And see if you can find a copy of Bernard Levin's "Hannibal's Footsteps" (1985 hardcover). I'm on p. 144, on the second reading, and he himself, in 1984, is just about to go over the Alps and into Italy (in 1984).

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