By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C, and Happy Tuesday! Your terrific roundup includes: are we seeing the first signs of a major shift in the Ukraine narrative?; good news trending on social media about the elections; so much so that bots are pushing back; three more sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths; cross dressing volleyball player spikes teenaged girl; you’ll never guess what top Biden officials say is the ‘top’ threat to the mid-term elections; and an MSNBC focus group lays some hard truths on the interviewer about J6.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 The top question that I am asked at speaking events, and the topic that occupies most of my strategic thinking is: WHEN will there be accountability for what has happened with the jabs. There’s a lot happening behind the scenes you don’t know about. I am working on a special post for Friday that describes exactly how we get from where we are now to criminal prosecutions. Stay tuned.
🪖 We’re now well into the early voting period, so it looks like all the October surprises have been sprung and things should start calming down, while we await the inevitable controversy over the election results, however it goes.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 The Washington Post ran a story yesterday headlined, “Liberals urge Biden to rethink Ukraine strategy.” Apparently, the 30-Democrat ’Progressive Caucus’ sent a letter yesterday asking Joe Biden NOT to escalate Ukraine, but instead resolve the war peacefully.
[W]e urge you to … redoubl[e] efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire… The alternative to diplomacy is protracted war, with both its attendant certainties and catastrophic and unknowable risks… we urge you to make vigorous diplomatic efforts in support of a negotiated settlement and ceasefire, engage in direct talks with Russia, explore prospects for a new European security arrangement acceptable to all parties that will allow for a sovereign and independent Ukraine, and, in coordination with our Ukrainian partners, seek a rapid end to the conflict and reiterate this goal as America’s chief priority.
Those important parts were nestled in amongst all the usual virtue signaling talking points. You know, the US — I mean Ukraine — is kicking Russia’s butt, Russia is bad, Putin is bad, and so forth. But the letter clearly ended with the call for RESOLUTION as our top priority — in other words, peaceful resolution should trump all other priorities. The other significant bit was the letter’s call for “direct talks with Russia,” meaning, cut Ukraine out of the negotiation, since it’s just complicating everything.
When I read through the vast sea of disgruntlement in the comments to the Caucus’ hapless tweet about the letter, I felt like Cortez must have felt when he saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Rank and file twitter liberals were NOT pleased. “Russian stooges!” “Why don’t you just hand Ukraine to Putin on a silver platter!” “Appeaser!” “Traitors!”, and my personal favorite, “You want Ukrainians to suffer under occupation and torture for YOUR benefit.”
I’m sure about one thing: a lot of Ukrainians have an exquisitely-refined sense of entitlement to OUR lives and treasure, for some reason. When was the last time you heard Zelenskyy or any other Ukrainian thank America for all the help? They’re basically just like U.S. liberals, the more you give, the more they demand.
And they sure know their way around U.S. social media, don’t they?
The commenters who enthusiastically attacked the Progressive Caucus are probably the very same people who screamed the loudest and longest for harder lockdowns and tighter masks and stricter jab passports. They’re always so angry about the ‘current thing.’
Anyway, within a few hours, the Progressive Caucus was forced to issue a “clarification” emphasizing their support for Ukraine. They must have calculated that they’d gotten a bit over their skis.
There’s another way to look at this letter: as a sign of good news. Remember last December when I walked you guys through the big covid narrative shift? This is exactly how it starts. They always start the shift by trickling counter-narrative stuff into goofy leftwing outlets, like Washington Post editorials or Atlantic articles.
Corroborating my theory, here’s how the Washington Post described the letter:
… the liberals’ letter suggests pressure may now start coming from the left as well — albeit for different reasons — creating a political pincer movement that would make it harder for the president to blame opposition to his Ukraine policy solely on Republicans.
You don’t say. WaPo also reported softening support in the polls for the war:
… surveys suggest that public support for the war effort is softening. A Pew Research poll found that the share of Americans who are extremely or very concerned about a Ukrainian defeat fell from 55 percent in May to 38 percent in September.
Back when they started the covid narrative shift, they did it through ‘trusted experts’ like Leana Wen. Since the war is a political issue instead of a medical issue, this time they’re using ‘trusted’ politicians instead of trusted doctors.
True, it’s only one data point, and the progressives quickly retreated some with their ‘clarification,’ but my highly-attuned B.S. detectors smell a Ukraine war narrative shift coming.
📈 In more good news, I’m starting to see a lot of these:
And don’t forget brand-new Republican voter Elon Musk:
Elon Musk Votes Red. Predicts #RedWave2022 finance.yahoo.comElon Musk says he voted Republican for the first time in Texas congressional race, predicts a ‘massive red wave’ in 2022 midtermsMusk said on Twitter that he voted for Mayra Flores in Texas in the “first time I ever voted Republican.”…10:28 AM ∙ Oct 24, 2022
🔥 In fact, the trend is so obvious that there’s a counter-trend of folks claiming to be Republicans voting democrat ‘for the first time’ because Joe Biden — I am not making this up — is ‘one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had.’ E.g.,
@POTUS Joe, as a proud conservative Republican, I gotta admit that you’re one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had. You’ve built back better after 4 years of Trumpian darkness, the worst period in human history, and you’re leading us to a Shining City on a Hill. Onwards to 2024!🇺🇸1:40 AM ∙ Oct 18, 2022
It’s a LOT of folks. And they all say the EXACT SAME THING:
According to his stats, user WhimmyJimmy joined August 2021, but only has 23 followers and is only following 31 others. Here are some of his other “proud conservative” tweets:
@POTUS Arrest MAGA Republicans9:33 PM ∙ Oct 24, 20225Likes1Retweet
@POTUS I SPEAK for everyone when I say you’re the reason this country will prosper. Thank you Joe Biden for your service 🙏4:41 PM ∙ Oct 12, 2022
So. My money is on the trend of democrats voting Republican for the first time.
💉 Reporter Megyn Kelly announced yesterday on air that her sister, 58, died this weekend from a sudden and unexpected heart attack.
Breaking: Megyn Kelly announces that her 58-Year-Old sister died suddenly of a heart attack over the weekend.
9:47 PM ∙ Oct 24, 202211,975Likes3,759Retweets
Megyn has always been pretty steadily pro-jab, but this month came out as “very skeptical.”
💉 Craig Lewis Band member and America’s Got Talent finalist Zuri Craig, 44, died suddenly and unexpectedly Friday. No cause of death has been released.
💉 Also Friday, British TV and theatre actress Josephine Melville suddenly and unexpectedly died backstage, AFTER performing in the play Nine Night.
No cause of death has been released. Melville seemed to be just fine:
@NottmPlayhouse My wife and I were at the theatre on Wednesday evening and saw Josephine perform brilliantly in Nine Night. She sang and danced on stage and seemed so full life. We are deeply shocked and saddened by this news. Sincere sympathies to Josephine’s family and friends. R.I.P.11:15 PM ∙ Oct 21, 202267Likes2Retweets
🏻 The UK Daily Mail ran a story yesterday headlined, “Horrific Moment Female High School Volleyball Player Suffers Serious Head Injury After Transgender Girl in Rival Team Lobbed ‘70mph’ Ball at Her Head and Struck Her.”
A teenaged North Carolina female volleyball player suffered severe head and neck injuries, long-term concussion symptoms, and vision problems, after an opposing cross-dressing male player spiked the ball right in her face.
The Post Millennial @TPostMillennial
North Carolina school board blocks further games with competing school following injury caused by transgender player thepostmillennial.comNorth Carolina female volleyball player injured by trans competitor, future games with opposing school canceled“I don’t know if that’s faster than normal, but it seemed like it was coming off very fast, abnormally, especially fast. It not only hi…8:50 PM ∙ Oct 18, 2022107Likes50Retweets
The Cherokee County school board immediately voted 5-1 to forfeit all remaining volleyball games against Highlands School (where the transvestite plays), delicately explaining “the County will not participate in any [more] volleyball games, varsity or junior varsity, against Highlands due to safety concerns.”
Safety concerns. You don’t say.
🔥 Politico ran a trial balloon article yesterday headlined “Biden admin set to warn about threats to nation’s election infrastructure.” According to cowardly anonymous bureaucrat sources, “the bulletin will lay out details of cyber threats posed by China and Russia, as well as other non-state actors, and potential physical threats to election officials in jurisdictions across the country.”
Politico gave a single example of the so-called physical threats: “intimidation at ballot boxes.” I guess they mean someone is watching drop boxes, and Politico thinks that is the WORST. It’s a thousand times worse than the Ukraine war, and the federal government needs to do something about it.
Me, I’m in favor of watching drop boxes. If I used a drop box, I’d be happy to be videotaped or questioned or whatever. I don’t think it’s intimidating at all, unless you’re on the lam, trying to dodge process service, or being stalked by an angry ex-girlfriend.
I kind of think people watching drop boxes is REASSURING, not intimidating.
Deep in the story, Politico admitted CISA Director Jen Easterly told reporters on October 13th that, “At this time, we are not aware of any specific or credible threats to compromise or disrupt election infrastructure.”
Can you guess what “officials” said was the top threat to mid-term elections? Not China. Not Russia. Not hackers. Not ballot box stuffers. Not fraudulent mail-in ballots.
It’s misinformation, silly!
Politico ended the story saying, “Officials consider misinformation and disinformation the biggest threats to the midterms.”
Haha, of course. Americans saying stuff different from the executive agencies is the biggest threat to the elections.
Or, you could look at it as the EXECUTIVE AGENCIES are the biggest threat to American democracy. That’s kind of how I’m starting to see it. Change my mind.
🔥 Many of you have probably already seen this clip, but it still bears repeating, plus, some of you haven’t enjoyed it yet. MSNBC held a live ‘focus group’ of Western Pennsylvania voters, and the interviewer realized too late that she’d grabbed something hot when she started asking questions about January 6th.
MSNBC tries to push the January 6th scam on a focus group and they are not having their nonsense https://t.co/2IZcPj3z3C
4:21 PM ∙ Oct 24, 202231,309Likes10,382Retweets
Consider that MSNBC’s core audience are what pollsters call “democrat partisans” — people who’d rather vote for a mentally-incapacitated stroke victim than even a moderate RINO Republican. Democrat partisans believe the January 6th protest at the Capitol was ten times worse than the Civil War, and I’m not even exaggerating.
So it wasn’t just that MSNBC’s interviewer got a dose of what the heartland really thinks. Just imagine how MSNBC’s audience reacted to hearing those home truths about January 6th. It must have felt a lot like electric shock therapy.
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🎥 I’m working on finding a podcast host for C&C’ers who prefer an audio version:
That’s ‘kitty,’ our generic housecat. She cut a sample tape.
Alternatively, Substack now supports reading the post to you, and several folks told me they actually like the computer-generated voice. It’s not MY voice, of course, but could do in a pinch.
Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more.
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