BIDEN: Let’s fire the EEOC chair because she’s too Constitutional

It seems as though the administration is willing break historic protocols to insure uniformity in the ranks. The firing of multiple independent appointments—specifically appointments designed to establish independent oversight integrity—must be curtailed because they believe too strongly in silly ideas like the first amendment.

“At the time I was nominated, I was asked if I would commit to do my best to fulfill my four-year term, and I answered yes,” Gustafson said in a letter to Biden. “Unless prevented from doing so, I intend to honor that commitment. I have confidently given this advice to countless embattled clients of the last 25 years: hold your head high, do your best work, and do not resign under pressure. In solidarity with them, I will follow that advice.”

Gustafson was appointed in March 2018 by former President Trump and was confirmed by the Senate in August 2019 to a four-year term, which Biden wanted cut short. The EEOC is an independent agency within the federal government.

“So far as I know, no previous General Counsel has been fired for being appointed by the wrong political party,” Gustafson wrote.

Manchin: Now Open To Filibuster Reform

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, in an interview with the NYTimes, indicated a willingness to do something he had campaigned against in 2020–reform the Senate filibuster.

It should be pointed out that it was former Nevada Senator Harry Reid who eliminated the filibuster for executive branch nominees, only to have his party then whimper and complain years later when the same nuclear option was applied by Senate Republicans to place Justice Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.

Manchin is “willing” to “look at” possible reforms, while claiming he’s entirely interested in preserving the parliamentary tool. One such possibility: making members stand and talk for the duration of the filibuster.

The bottom line is the moderate Democrat has signaled a willingness to advance Democrat only legislation—and to change to rules to do so. His “principled stand” is really no longer in question.

It appears all that’s left to discuss is the price.

Is Biden to Harris transition underway?

Anyone paying attention even half way in recent weeks has to note the unusual path that events have transpired on.

The newly elected President has yet to host a live press conference. The uncomfortable incident of the President having his zoom feed cut when he attempted to take a few questions last week went viral. The hardened left White House Press Corp is beginning to complain about lack of access. And Press Secretary Jen Psaki seems to have no clarification on where the President stands on a daily variety of issues.  It almost feels as though the President has spent zero time interfacing with his number one mouthpiece.

Add to that the fact that Biden has punted on important discussions—the first of his administration’s—with nearly one half dozen world leaders and heads of state.

And as I noted in my column this week, even when he does make an appearance, even when armed with note cards, he has the worst case of forgot-what-I’m-doings we’ve ever seen in a President.

It’s been enough to make prominent journalists to ask prominent elected officials “what’s going on?”

Add to all of this the continued presence of the national guard in DC—when no threats are present, the barbed and razor wired fencing around all of Capitol Hill, the massive continuation of executive orders (this week aimed at loosening rules federally to create greater fraud in the future) and there does seem like a strident agenda is being enacted. (Even if the man supposedly enacting it seems more excited about the lime jello being served at lunch than the missile strikes “he has” launched in the Middle East.

Voter Petition To Impeach Cuomo Hits 50k

Earlier today New York Assemblyman Kieran Lalor casually dropped on NY airwaves that his recent petition for the impeachment of Governor Andrew Cuomo had reached five times its original total goal and this after only a few days.

The state assemblyman appeared on Kevin McCullough Radio. He made specific reference to the number and broad ranging offenses the Governor is alleged to have committed. He then added, “While I had intended to make the focus of the petition tied directly to the nursing home scandal, I found I had to go back and update it multiple times.”

Lalor cited obstruction of justice to the Department of Justice among other specific charges.

McCullough noted that the number of dead from the nursing home scandal has neared 8 times the number of dead from 9/11.

Lalor’s original goal of 10,000 signatures had been eclipsed as of air time by 42,000 names.

For those who would like to add their name got to: ImpeachGovCuomo.com.

Hear the full conversation here:
https://soundcloud.com/kmcradio/20210303kmc-cuomos-low-bar-marc-garbar-kristin-b-tate-kieran-lalor-shelly-goldberg?in=kmcradio/sets/kevin-mccullough-nationally-syndicated-radio

 

New York To Revoke Cuomo Powers

In what could be the first step of many to reign in the tyrannical force that has evolved as Governor Cuomo the Democratic leaders in both the New York State Assembly and State Senate have decided to press forward on revoking the broad reaching emergency powers that they granted the governor nearly a year  ago.

With those powers he wrongfully made the unilateral decision to prevent therapies for CoVid19 from being prescribed by physicians on an outpatient basis, wrongfully prioritized which groups got first access to the vaccines, stubbornly refused open beds on a naval medical vessel and at the Javits Center and fatally impregnated nursing care facilities with CoVid positive patients.

It is arguable that the decision to ever grant Governor Andrew Cuomo emergency powers was one of the most flawed decisions of the entire pandemic. Fortunately Democrat leaders in both state houses have seen the error of their ways in their decision to revoke said powers.

Cuomo’s bungled handling of nearly 16,000 nursing center deaths is the object of multiple investigations.

The official statement as released this afternoon:

YouTube to Rudy: Strike Two

YouTube has banned former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a second time.

The Google-owned video publisher has chosen to invoke editorial control in areas pertaining to content related to the mayor’s podcast. Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense is an original content video podcast that the former Trump advisor regularly promotes on his NYC based radio show on 770 WABC.

And it’s that very observation that’s worth noting. WABC radio runs a disclaimer before the Giuliani radio show. He regularly and frequently opines on his own experiences in dealing with the election of 2020 and even discusses his own legal entanglements via the multiple lawsuits facing him.

YouTube is a enforcing its own viewpoints by censoring the mayor by preventing him from discussing — his own perspective and experience in arguing for election integrity.

So evidently even if you have first hand knowledge and experience but it runs against the group think of the publisher that hosts you — you must adjust your reality to match their imagination.

That’s a losing game plan for YouTube, Rudy, free speech & America.

 

Wolf Appoints His Own Henhouse Watchdog

If anyone needed more proof that partisan control of every office statewide warps the perspective of those in power, simply study New York.

Fresh off the slaughter of tens of thousands of nursing home victims from his plan to impregnate such facilities with CoVid positive victims, only to be followed by what appear to be legitimate accusations of sexual impropriety (backed by text messages and emails), now another victim steps forward.

After a bit of a pathetic non-apology, New York’s Governor is trying a new angle: feigning sincerity and “opening” an investigation into his own misbehavior. He’s gone so far as to try to appoint his preferred investigator.

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will appoint a retired judge to serve as an independent investigator. However, that judge has ties to former Cuomo aide and close confidant Steve Cohen. This is unacceptable. If the Governor appoints the investigator, how can that investigation be truly independent?”

When this was not received as desired the Governor finally turned to the Attorney General’s office to request a lawyer be assigned to his investigation and that he would work with to get to the truth.

Oddly no one in the press has the motivation to tell Cuomo, “Come forward, admit your actions and the need for an investigation ends.”

Cuomo is attempting to skate on all of the bad behavior and this attempt to initiate his own investigation is laughable on all fronts.

Fortunately the AG—Tisch James—has shown needed independence and could play a needed role in bringing justice for the all of the tens of thousands of victims in New York.

The “Squad’s” Jihad Against The Innocent

Let it be clearly understood: when the newly empowered progressive squad doesn’t like the outcome of one of their progressive wish list items, they will seek out disingenuous vengeance.

Normal people don’t do this. Normal people learn why they were wrong and either work to improve their proposal so that it lawfully can be accomplished or they seek to change the qualifications/requirements so that their proposal aligns within a legal framework.

Not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, or Ilhan Omar.

Upon learning this week that the minimum wage increase proposed in the $1.9 mostly non-CoVid stimulus package was not eligible to be included in the legislative reconciliation process, instead of seeking out a lawful response the two issued veiled threats against the parliamentarian that ruled the issue illegal.

Never mind that the minimum wage increase violates the rules to be included in the reconciliation process on not one but two distinct points.

Nope… to the brat-like squad members, if they can’t have the rulings they desire they are looking to  vocationally behead  the governmental mechanisms preventing them from doing so.

The Senate parliamentarian—it should be noted—is a non-partisan position whose entire job is to enforce the parliamentary process.

The reactions of Ocasio-Cortes and Omar reveal a great deal about the vendetta-type mentality that lives in the hearts and minds of the future of progressives. It is distinctly un-American at its very core.

 

 

33% of Military Refusing CoVid19 Vaccine

According to a new report from the Department of Defense nearly one in three service members have thus far refused the CoVid19 vaccine.

Pentagon officials had been mum on the numbers until a recent request from the ranking member of the House Armed Services committee Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama.

Even though they would like to see all US Troops be fully vaccinated there is a stumbling block from requiring it. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are only approved by the FDA for emergency authorization use.

More at Stars And Stripes.

When Irony Bites The Tax-Payer

Though the networks were woefully slow to report on it, President Biden dropped bombs on Iranian funded terror groups in Syria this week.

Retired four star General Jack Keane said on my show today that it was a solidly justified response to bad behavior by the Iranians in recent weeks. This admission by a general whose opinion I hold in high regard is comforting given the general mistrust half their nation has in the current administration. A mistrust exacerbated by the go-it-alone approach this administration has embodied since coming into office.

According to reports the raid was carried out in response to a series of hostile incidents by Iranian backed Shias in Iraq. One of these instances injured innocents and took the life of one American serviceman.

The Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin felt confident about the rational, execution and effectiveness for the mission.

It also seems to send a clear message that when bad actors take the lives of Americans there will be payback. And in this part of the world it is mission critical to send that message clearly in a post Trump administration especially.

Trump supporters attempted to draw contrast with Biden over the use of such strikes. But such comparisons are not remembering history properly. President Trump did order targets in Syria hit—the first time with President Xi from China at his dinner table—early in his presidency.

These strikes seemed targeted, and the evidence of civilian collateral damage has been non-existent.

In short I’m fine with the action taken. I’m sort of the opinion that we can’t show our strength to especially Iran “too much.”

But there is a significant point in this escapade that annoys me. When I brought it up to General Keane he indicated I had touched a “raw nerve.”

And I can understand why…

It was originally the Obama/Biden administration that delivered billions of American tax-payer monies to Iran in the first place. Iran then used those cash supplies to immediately fund terror operations and networks globally. President Trump suspended the said Iran deal when he came to office.

So we likely funded the bad actors who spent the last week attacking our green zone in Iraq. We then had to go fly F-15s to bomb said bad guys out of operations.

And here’s the most unnerving thing about it: President Joe Biden is making the fastest beeline possible to advance the same deal that put us in this situation to begin with!

 

The Navarro Report: The Immaculate Deception

A brand new 36 page report. Six damning areas to examine. More than enough evidence to swing the election. All six of the battleground states exhibited these irregularities/illegalities. Multiple strategies (possibly a dozen) at play. Error “acceptable” rates 1000’s of times higher than FEC allows. Glitches, surges, and no poll monitors when 100’s of 1000’s of votes added in the dead of night–coordinated across all swing states.

It stinks.

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“Witnessing the theft of an election…”

What follows below is the first hand account of a credentialed poll challenger, trained via the “Election Integrity Fund.” He has agreed to be publicly interviewed. We are planning on booking him after sunrise this morning to appear on my show today. He comes to me via a close lifelong family friend. This is a summary of what he will likely share on my show, and we will make the podcast immediately available. I believe this testimony as shared below is actionable evidence for litigation against the Michigan Board of Elections or whatever equivalent office they may have in that state.  Feel free to repost, distribute, quote, copy and use as far and as wide as you’d prefer. I’ve been extended the permission to do so. This person will be on the record as of today, and I pray this will help us resolve the Election 2020 fiasco as quickly as possible. The following are his direct words, script, and first hand account:

Election Maelstrom and Outrage in Detroit:
Free and fair elections with genuine transparency and accountability are essential to sustaining our democracy. We should all want to know — how is the actual transport, security, reception, counting, accounting, authentication, adjudication and tabulation process conducted? What happens when the chain of custody for ballots is fraudulently compromised?

I voted in person early in the morning on Election Day when the polls opened in my home precinct in Owosso, Michigan. Long lines before 7AM. Very smooth, very quick. Then I immediateley drove to Cobo Arena in downtown Detroit to watch things unfold on the election counting floor in person.

Two weeks ago I completed two hours of training through the Election Integrity Fund to become a credentialed poll challenger. I have been in conversation with others regarding the nature of election fraud, and suppression, and its various characteristics. I admit, and deeply regret, that perhaps like many or most people I have taken the integrity of our election process for granted. I thought it was high time to witness the process personally.

Arriving on the counting floor (approximately 100,000+ square feet?) inside Cobo Arena and convention center I signed in and witnessed what appeared to be a well ordered and comprehensive ballot accounting system. That is, until I started asking questions and watching closely.

Spread out across the massive floor space at Cobo Arena are 134 counting boards (picture an assemblage of 5 processors at 6 tables arranged in a rectangular arrangement) representing 503 precincts with about 930 poll workers paid by the Wayne County Election Board. Their original pay was $250 per day but I’m told a Zuckerberg-funded foundation upped the pay to $600 per day, including substitute poll workers who watched television in a large holding area on the second floor. Table supervisors were paid $700 a day. The Department of Elections hired and trained 99% Democrats and 1% local Republicans.

Poll challengers thus have a massive floor area and simultaneous processes to inspect and cover constantly. Typically, one Republican one Democrat assigned assigned to each precinct counting board table. Republicans here are outnumbered by at least a 10 to 1 ratio and the hired poll workers themselves are virtually all Dems as noted. It appeared to me that most of these people are simply trying to do a good job and get paid. But not all. The process lends itself to the legerdemain of a shell game.

The electronic tabulation machines here are new ($25K each, about the size of an inkjet printer) and manufactured by Dominion (look ‘em up). They have been malfunctioning. We witnessed it. they were also jammed repeatedly necessitating repeated reruns of ballots. But the ballots were easily recounted multiple times if the simple reset button was ignored. And it was, and that may have been unintentional but in our viewing no one was there to cover every single set of tabulation scans. So, for example, in processing sets of 50 ballots at a time, if even one snagged in the machine it required re-running the other 49 ballots separately. This happened repeatedly.

There is only one IT specialist here, a partisan Democrat who was both elusive and refused to answer questions.

When ballot counting is busy the room is noisy. It’s also intense and testy at times. Police officers at every entrance. People wandering between the tables, poll challengers watching, the news media observing from their allocated space at the far end of the room.

Poll workers, supervisors, observers, and challengers are legally disallowed from wearing any attire to indicate political affiliations and yet there were workers openly attired in Black Lives Matter shirts. The election department officials were indifferent. Union members also went unchallenged for their political attire.

Many issues, problems, and unanswered questions in the processes here. Tensions mounting. Some of the poll workers became physically aggressive with verbal bullying. Later, I witnessed poll challengers being blocked from viewing tabulations we’re told to step back 6 feet from the ballots. Impossible to read from that distance so many poll challengers brought short-distance binoculars like opera glasses.

The Democrats far outnumbered Republicans here and had fresh poll challengers coming at regular intervals. I witnessed several congenial adjudication interactions as well as some that were contentious. Multiple boxes of ballots were still waiting while up to 56 tables of counting boards were inactive.

Meanwhile, there are major data transfer and chain of custody concerns — ignored and unanswered by Christopher Thomas, appointed by current Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

The major news networks have camera crews here. I talked yesterday to the lead reporter for CNN and he had no interest in discussing any actual facts or details on the problems or real issues but one of his colleagues later interviewed me. Entirely superficial and probably already a

At 3:45AM the Wayne County Department of Elections delivered 38,000 ballots with unknown provenance. When challenged even by the head of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers they refused to disclose point of origin. Ballots harvested after 8 PM are illegal. Michigan Election Law is clear. There is a joint witness requirement for the adjudication of any contested ballots. It is being completely ignored.

There are huge chain of custody issues in this process. Earlier, hours went by on the ballot accounting floor where there were virtually no ballots being processed at all. Then they were suddenly swarmed with ballots in the middle of the night when they were the least number of challengers on the accounting floor.

Challengers were originally told the Dominion tabulation system computer was protected by firewall, yet it was occasionally showing a system compromise warning. We were told by the department of elections supervisor that it was autonomous and not connected to the Internet and not subject to hacking or compromise. An independent system test by a challenger found out that was not true either.

Late this afternoon, although they were not keeping accurate records of the number of the poll challengers and observers on or off the floor, Republican and independent poll challengers were disallowed from entering the floor at the most critical time in the tabulation process before the news media was seeking numbers to make a predictive projection and have a presumed presidential winner in Michigan. Observers and poll challengers already on the floor contested these assertions and as I was there, I agree with their concerns and protest. Wayne County Department of Elections officials even went so far as to place cardboard on the windows preventing observers and challengers from seeing the counting floor from outside. It was outrageous, and one of many acts of obfuscation and contempt.

It’s a real maelstrom of contention and contempt here at Cobo Arena. It has been eye-opening. And shocking. It can be reasonably argued that we have been witnessing the theft of this election by gross negligence, systemic design, and constitutional contempt. American citizens, whatever their political persuasion deserve to know the facts.

What I think will happen…

Over the past month I’ve made minor tweaks to the basic map that I release today. But I end not far from where I began. And in reality it’s not much different than I’ve been saying on-air for more than two years.

If the Trump campaign ground game truly registered the number of new voters they’ve claimed, and provided the turnout for today mirrors some level of the same energy as 2016 (or greater,) President Trump will claim a bigger victory than he did in 2016.

There is zero doubt that the closing energy was entirely with the President. The rallies were not only exhaustingly more numerous (who could match the stamina) but of course wildly well attended. They were also split-screened with “Biden rallies” that looked like a weekend gathering of classic car buffs sipping on coffee while the local candidate for city council yammered on in the distance.

But there are dozens of reasons why the President earned his second term. The keeping of more than 128 campaign promises, incentivizing explosive job growth (twice,) decapitating terror networks, ending foreign wars, re-establishing manufacturing, establishing energy exports, deregulating the choke-holds on small businesses, strengthening our weakened military, building 400 miles of the border wall, adding 300 judges to the courts, and three justices to the Supreme Court—these items don’t even begin to scratch the surface.

Keeping promises matters.

And as this campaign began to wind down on Monday a few things had become crystal clear to the American people.

They decided they wanted someone who they trusted by far on the economy. They wanted the candidate who was committed to keeping law and order. They wanted someone who would make the crazy world that had spun out of control to begin to cycle back into sanity.

Along the way non-typical supporters flocked to his support. This will in essence explain his more lopsided win this time around. According to my sources he will receive record numbers of Black and Hispanic voters, but he will also record surprising steady support from young people, and suburban women.

He will “shape shift” the demographics and pull states into play in ways not seen before.

But the bottom line is he will likely win more states, racking up an even larger electoral college total.

And the only thing left for us to see is really how long his coattails will be. My own hunch is that retaking the house and holding the Senate are both also within reach.

And now the voters have their say…

Monday Morning thoughts…

Some of you may not realize it but the content never stops being made over here in BingeThinker land. All week long we are doing hours and hours of radio (17-19 hours per week most weeks.) And then there’s the punditry for FoxNews, Eric Metaxas, NewsMax etc.

Since this year’s #MAPs started coming out I’ve also had a ton of even foreign media interest. Thanks to Rush Limbaugh, a bunch of patriots on social media, and listeners/viewers — it’s been non-stop.

But in case you missed some of the highlights from the most recent days here’s some convenient connections to catch up:

THE COLUMN: “When Corruption Becomes Commonplace”
We just take a look at the stark reality that everything the left touches has not only become corrupted but corrupts so badly that it expects everyone else to do the same. It doesn’t HAVE to be this way, and leaders from past even Democrat generations felt that way.

RADIO NIGHT LIVE: Guest starring this week: “The Map,” Rudy Giuliani, Kristin B. Tate, Erin Perrine, and #AngryOldJoe. Revisit on-demand.

WHERE IN THE WORLD: My friend Eric Metaxas has had me on a TON in the past month, mostly critiquing the election and where we are at. If you missed it he had me on last Friday for like half the show. (Honored and Humbled!) Watch it here.

LOOKING AHEAD: This week should be absolutely amazing. Just three of the reasons why…
1. Joe Biden called a “lid” on the week – on Sunday. Meaning he intends to not campaign, make public appearances, do any interviews. In fact he’s called the lid THROUGH ELECTION DAY! I’m not sure what to make of it except to believe that he thinks he’s so far out in front that there’s no way he could lose. (Or as normal people call it — #HillarySyndrome.) OR he believes he’s slipped, the difficult questions from the press will be too numerous, and he’s just not egging for the fight anymore. My bet is on the latter.

2. Today is the day Judge Amy Coney Barrett, becomes Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Now some may wonder why this is such a big deal. But to be candid — I never believed we would arrive at a 6-3 majority (for easy cases) nor a 5-4 majority as a backstop. But we HAVE. The President faithfully executed his duties as President. And it is amazing to see what happens when someone keeps his word. It is a DAY to be celebrated! #HappyBdayHillary

3. My newest map (second to the end) will drop on Wednesday at 3pm ET. Salivate away!

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A word about the coming victory…

So we see in the second debate a genuine shift begin to happen in these final eleven(ish) days left in this election.

A few I wish to point out.

1. Before the debate… a shift has been underway benefitting President Trump. On social media the viral videos of the enormous crowds that he is drawing and will continue to draw up through 11/3 are inescapable. All of them in battleground states, rally after rally the crowds are surging—exactly as they did in 2016. But aside from that consider this. If Hillary lost the rust belt simply because she didn’t buy five more plane tickets in 2016. If she campaigned so poorly as to barely be able to handle a single campaign event per day. How much worse are voters viewing it as Joe Biden isn’t seen for a full week in the lead up to the debate and the final push. A shift has been occurring…

2. At the debate… Because of the rousty nature of the first debate, because of the “controversy” about which Townhall forum had more viewers, because of the number of breaking news items going into the evening of, voters were rope-a-doped into salivating for the final match-up. What the media (and Democrats but that’s being redundant) were hoping for and in essence promising—was another two fisted brawl. In debate one Trump jumped in too fast, and at times saved Joe Biden, from the things he did NOT save him from last night. Stumbling, bumbling, fatigued Joe made bad statements and because he’s not particularly quick—doubled down on them on the reg. Blatant lies “nobody lost insurance on Obamacare, I had no knowledge of Hunter’s business, I’ve never promised to ban fracking” were important enough for constituents on both sides of each of those issues to question his veracity. But it was the pledging to do away with 11 million jobs and the oil industry all together that got people’s attention in Pennsylvania, Texas, and other energy rich states. Couple that implosion with his inability to lay a glove on Trump on the “emotive” issues of CoVid19, race, criminal justice reform, and foreign policy and it was a doubly bad night. Add to that Trump’s unquestioned knock out moments “Who built the cages Joe,” and you see a trifecta in Trump’s favor.

3. After the debate…I’m one of those who question whether debates do much… most years. But the truncated campaign cycle coupled with the lack of daily access to both candidates has prevented the voters from seeing the two side by side. Hence this debate—maybe more than most—is so vital. After the ridiculously low expectations of the first debate’s outcome Trump looked polished, in command, and knowledgeable without ever having to consult notes. Biden—after four days of prep didn’t appear half as prepared and because the interruptions did not save him this time he led himself out to pasture repeatedly.

As of now nearly 47 million of the ultimate 160,000,000 ballots to be cast have been. A tad more than a 4th. Democrats see this as their advantage but they probably shouldn’t. Traditional GOP areas are seeing as great if not greater spikes than anything happening in Democrat districts.

Also realize this: 10-12% of self identified Democrats are voting for Trump. Meanwhile he’s holding a lock on 97% of his base. And due to Republican efforts in places like North Carolina, Republicans have added upwards of 600,000 new voters—400,000 of them previously unaffiliated. Meanwhile Democrats have added only 93,000.

The race was already tightening, everything that has happened since Trump’s CoVid19 bout has trended in his favor, the debate did nothing to change that and he has more new voters ready to support him than any President of the modern era!

Arrogance is not equal to Abortion…

Tim Keller, the long esteemed theologian and pastor in NYC not long ago began demanding that the church make room for progressive politics.

He argued that while the Bible addresses great sins, that it is silent on the ways of best addressing such sins. He argued that while it is clear that the Bible doesn’t condone abortion, but then turned to say that the Bible is silent on ways to best eliminate, reduce, or slow down the rates of abortions.

He is correct, in a sense that there is no chapter and verse that says, “you must vote pro-life.” But no serious student of scripture argues that they way to best reduce the killing of innocent children is to exalt, vote for, and campaign for those who have promised to *expand* the practice if elected.

Christians firmly believe that if we take the wisdom of God, as revealed in the scriptures, in its totality we can and will come to fairly strong certainty on the “Godly” approach to not merely abortion, but every issue of our lives.

It’s why the scriptures have been given to us.

Now, another esteemed teacher of scripture (amongst evangelicals) is weighing in with similar vageries about why he can’t make a distinction in the voting booth between the two candidates this year.

John Piper argues straight forwardly that Donald Trump’s sin of arrogance is in essence equal to Joe Biden’s sin of child killing.

Piper makes a definitive distinction from Keller in that Piper claims clearly that this is his own personal quandary and he does not put his criteria on other people to struggle with. Keller took the exact opposite approach–commanding the church to accept fuzzy thinking and lack of clarity, instead of seeking the total wisdom of scripture.

But Piper does have a logic/rational problem. His entire argument is based on the comparison of personal sin (immorality, vulgarity & arrogance) as being equally destructive as public sin (abortion, sexual anarchy, etc.)

And on a personal level they may be.

But they are woefully different when it comes to the impact on innocent lives beyond one’s own.

They also ring a bit hollow.

Does Piper think that Joe Biden is a blank slate on immorality? Does he believe any man is? Scripture says to “look” and “lust” is to commit adultery. By that standard no man alive, not Piper, not Keller, not me is innocent.

Does Piper think that Joe Biden is not vulgar? The day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Joe Biden whispered in his ear (but on an open mic) and said, “This is a big f–king deal.”

Does Piper think that Joe Biden is free of arrogance? “Oh shut up man!”

Likewise Trump has been pro-choice earlier in his life. Has he said and done sexually immoral things? Perhaps. Has he done them recently and specifically during his time serving the nation? If he had–Christian voters would be the first to call them out.

This isn’t a tough equation. There are different standards in the effects of these sins. To pretend otherwise is one’s prerogative. Thankfully Piper says his choice in doing so is for him alone to wrestle with. Keller has been more authoritarian in his view by saying the church must see these things in this light.

And if you’re wondering if the Biblical mandate is on their side… It isn’t.

So follow scripture to the best of your ability and understanding. All of it.

He will illuminate your path, and you’ll have a clear conscience–with clarity!

 

 

 

Democrats: “We don’t deserve power…”

As the nation is waiting for the date of the election to come and go, it also awaits Monday’s vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

It strikes me that most of the nation feel like Senate Democrats in particular–are bad at their job. The people rejected all of their options from the Senate. In fact they turned to a guy who had been out of the game all together for four years. They had plenty to choose from. But even Democrat voters said, “No thanks!”

In 2018 the voters said the same. When given an option to take both Houses of Congress away from President Trump, the voters came back and said, “Nope… We want Republican senators to stay in charge of the judiciary.”

Now, when they have done such a poor job so as to be repetitively rejected by the American people, they agreed to simply just not show up for a simple vote.

I believe the American people see this is fundamental proof as evidence that their hunch was right.

The American people approve of Amy Coney Barrett in multiple polls by clear majorities. They dislike the actions of the Senate Democrats in the same majorities.

The truth may hurt, but its still true.

About my map… updated 10.21.2020.

There will no doubt be more than a few questions about why I feel so strongly that President Trump will win an honest and potentially overwhelming victory on 11/3.

In the release of this my third map of the 2020 election cycle, there will be some changes that are noteworthy.

But let me preface all of these by saying this. According to those who work in the internal polling operations of BOTH campaigns, people are saying the identical things. The Biden people “believe” that “every state is in play.” They believe Texas, Florida, and even Kansas are possibilities for the former Vice President. The Trump people tell me that California and New York while they certainly appear to be outside the margin of error for most polls, are closer than they “should” be.

It strikes me too that those states don’t need to be “won” for Trump’s aggressive campaign to have been worth it. California and New York could contribute 10-12 congressional seats of the 17 or so needed to retake the house, mix in the possibility of 3-4 from New Jersey and you’re starting to get very close.

Unlike any election in the modern era, turnout will matter more for this election than ever before. Advantage in new voter registration (especially in battleground states) appears to advantage Trump.

That Biden has gone underground this entire week, while #HuntersLaptop continues to be discussed, and now the attempt to squelch the discovery of it by the establishment media and big tech has only added to the effectiveness of the Trump narrative that “he’s the one fighting for you, so they are coming for him.”

A couple of final notes. We will release another map a week from today, and another one on the day of the election. Our final “prediction” will come in that final election day map. There will only be red or blue on that map. This one and the next will show shades to indicate momentum or strength.

On that note, on this map, please note that if he holds only the dark red we’ve selected here, the President wins. You will note that only the dark red also drops a state he won in 2016. And even if he drops Pennsylvania–which we have as a dark red currently, he could still win with a pick up in Michigan OR Arizona individually, or by picking off Nevada/Minnesota/New Hampshire in multiple combinations.

We will have more to say about election night combinations next week. There are NUMEROUS options to discuss, but if he takes the map as straight red vs. blue today he racks up more states, more electoral college delegates, and likely wins the popular vote. 14 days left.