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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Can the Invisible Candidate Win the Race?

 


Friends, one of the intriguing questions about 2020 is whether a candidate who has been less available to the voters, and less available to the press, than almost any candidate in modern history can nonetheless win the election.  Maybe.  Biden will say, of course, that he's staying in his basement because it's the responsible thing to do in the midst of a pandemic.  It may also be the smart thing to do, given his predilection for making gaffes and given the fact that the mainstream media is doing his work for him. Be that as it may, Trump is trying way harder to appeal to the voters, and, historically speaking, the voters like to see a candidate for President making an effort.  They don't like to be taken for granted.


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/523595-trump-to-hold-14-rallies-in-final-three-days-of-campaign

 

You'll like this article.  It indicates that Biden backers are already nervous about the early returns, and specifically about low turnout among blacks and Hispanics.  

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-aides-see-warning-signs-in-black-latino-turnout-so-far/ar-BB1ayfa6 


If you really want a pick-me-up, check out this site.  It's a Democratic voting analytics firm that's measuring turnout, and if you look specifically at the state-level data and the battleground states you'll see that, according to them, Republicans are ahead of where they were at this point in 2016, which is pretty remarkable given how few Democrats plan to vote on election day this year.  I see ample grounds for optimism!


https://targetearly.targetsmart.com/

Friday, October 30, 2020

How We Got Here


 

Friends, whatever happens on election day, the truth is that this election never should have been close in the first place.  That Joe Biden, perennial loser, scatterbrain, and grifter extraordinaire, is competitive in this race and may even be our next President is down to one thing: media bias.  The mainstream media has consistently given credence to the most absurd and baseless accusations against Donald Trump, while, especially recently, turning a blind eye to any narrative that is remotely problematic for Team Dem.  In short, the media has stopped doing its job -- its old job -- and it has started doing a new job, the job of propagandizing for the Left and the Democratic Party.  This is outrageous and unacceptable, and our democracy will never be healthy and whole again unless the media is completely reinvented and, frankly, purged of its most toxic elements.  This has to be at the very top of the agenda for Trump's second term.


Read all about the media's dereliction of duty here:


 https://spectator.us/american-media-failing-russiagate-obamagate-hunter-biden/

 

And here's an interesting study of the distressing rise in support for socialism and Marxism among young people, and the media double standard that sustains it:

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/millenials-gen-z-socialism-marxism 


Finally, coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, and part of the reason may be our growing obsession with masking -- to the detriment of other countermeasures that may be more effective:


https://www.foxnews.com/health/single-day-coronavirus-cases-us-hit-record-high

Thursday, October 29, 2020

From Bad to Worse

 


Friends, this one has to be seen to be believed.  Twitter is punishing the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for celebrating the construction of the Wall and for lauding its ability to keep violent criminals out of our country.  Apparently supporting the Wall and acknowledging the obvious -- that walls work to keep out bad people -- is "racist".


https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/29/exclusive-twitter-suspends-u-s-border-chief-for-celebrating-walls-protection-from-illegal-aliens/

 

Couple this news with what Twitter has done to the New York Post -- a venerable newspaper is being refused access to its account until it takes down all references to its reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal -- and it's clear that social media is really trying to curry favor with the Dems!  

 

https://nypost.com/2020/10/28/twitter-is-running-a-blackmail-operation-cooperate-or-no-traffic-for-you/ 

 

It's a foretaste of how conservatives will be treated in the "New Order"...that's if the Dems sweep the White House, Congress, and pack the courts.  From that point on, Big Tech will know that it has two choices: serve the interests and advance the narrative of the hegemonic Democratic Party, or be destroyed...literally!  The Dems will break up the big social media companies if they don't tow the line.

 

This is scary stuff!  Could a spring cleaning of Blogger be next?  Who knows if even WaddyIsRight will survive the purge...

Time for a Cold One?

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show, as per usual, covers more ground than a cheetah running at top speed!  In terms of current events, we discuss the state of the race for president, including the significance of early voting data, the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and the horrifying prospects for court-packing and the deconstruction of American democracy if the Dems win the White House and the Senate.  Eek!


In terms of history, Brian and I cover the rationale and consequences of Prohibition, the Italian invasion of Greece in October 1940 and the Italian-American perspective on WWII, and the mutiny in the German Navy in October 1918 that foreshadowed the collapse of the Second Reich.


It's all happening in this week's show.  Tune in today!


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-28-2020-dr-nick-waddy/

Monday, October 26, 2020

Trump Springs Eternal

 


Friends, there's a lot of polling data right now that looks bleak for the good guys.  That could mean we're cruising for a bruising, or it could mean that many of these polls are worth about what you paid for them, i.e. nothing.  But here's a poll that has shown steady gains for Trump in recent weeks, and now...a lead!  A national lead, mind you, which we haven't seen for a while.  Will it come to pass?


https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/white_house_watch_oct26

 

And, if there is a surprise Trump victory in the offing, you'll see some of the relevant tea leaves in this fine article by Sean Trende (so aptly named!).  Apparently the early voting data is, on some levels, looking bleak...for the Dems!

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/10/26/no_really_--_dont_pay_attention_to_early_voting_data_144527.html 


Arguably, if Trump pulls this off, we'll be in "miracle" territory, given how relentlessly he's been savaged by the mainstream media.  There's never been anything like it:


https://www.foxnews.com/media/evening-newscasts-negative-about-trump-92-percent

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Pollsters: The People We Love to Hate

 


Friends, we talk a lot about polls here at WaddyIsRight, presumably because we care about who wins our elections, and polls are among the best ways to forecast how those elections will shake out.  Polls, as we all know, though, are fallible.  Every poll has to be "modeled", and that modeling can tell you more about the pollster and his biases than it does about the people being polled.


My latest article offers some alternatives to polling, as we look ahead to the big day: November 3rd.  I point out that early voting data and prediction markets can offer added insights.  See what you make of it.


https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2020/10/24/when-polls-and-pollsters-fail-uswhere-do-we-turn-n2578706

Friday, October 23, 2020

Could "Shy Trumpers" Be the Key to 2020?

 


Friends, it's worth considering whether this year's polls might be seriously flawed, both because of the vagaries of the pandemic and mail-in voting, and because of the elusive "shy Trumpers", who prefer not to admit their allegiance to the President to pollsters, or even to their closest friends and immediate family members!  I'm extensively quoted in this Sputnik News piece about this phenomenon.  Take a gander.


https://sputniknews.com/us/202010221080851648-how-us-polls-overlooked-hidden-trump-vote--why-biden-shouldnt-take-victory-for-granted/

 

In other news, you may have heard that there was a little debate last night...  Well, here are my thoughts.


I would regard this debate as, by and large, a draw, in the sense that both Biden and Trump performed well, by the low standards of political rhetoric currently en vogue.  Trump was obviously determined to make Hunter Biden's business deals, in which Sleepy Joe may be implicated, an issue.  He did so, but he might have needed to explain the issue to voters first, since many of them will know next to nothing about it, given the media and social media blackout on all anti-Biden narratives.  In addition, I thought Biden did a good job of parrying the attacks.  He got Trump talking about his tax returns as much as he was talking about Hunter Biden.  The question that Trump should have asked is: Does Sleepy Joe stand by his claim that he never discussed business with Hunter?  That question is something of a trap for Joe, since more and more evidence is emerging that he was in the loop...  Be that as it may, Trump successfully seeded the minds of the voters with rising doubts about Joe Biden's honesty and integrity.  Now it's up to campaign ads, Trump surrogates, and journalists still willing to their jobs to tell the rest of the story...


Will the debate alter the race?  Probably not much, since both candidates accomplished more or less what they set out to.  Frankly, this debate will be hard to weaponize against either man.  Maybe, just maybe, Biden's continuing denials about the "family business" will catch up with him.  Maybe, just maybe, Biden's opposition to the oil industry will emerge as a blunder.  The more likely scenario, however, is that any points Trump might have scored will be nullified by media spin, which will pick at any imperfections in his performance and arguments, and will simultaneously dismiss Biden corruption as a Russia-induced fantasy.

 

The real question, then, is: what is the state of the race?  Is Biden comfortably ahead, as most MSM polls show?  Or is the race very close, perhaps even with a slight electoral college edge to Trump, as Trafalgar (and possibly Rasmussen and IBD-TIPP) would have it?  And that question, as we all know, can only be definitively answered by the voters themselves.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Google's Coming Comeuppance

 


Friends, I've written before about Google's dodgy ethics and its track record of not-so-petty larceny.  Well, now it appears that the Supreme Court (which is about to get even Supreme-er!) is ready to hold Google to account.  That's a good start, but the Dems may be right: only be breaking up these Big Tech monopolies can we protect the American people from their ravages and their high-handedness.  Anyway, check out my latest article, and see if you don't agree that Google's day of reckoning may be near.


https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2020/10/22/is-the-dam-about-to-burst-for-google-n2578542

 

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Let's face it: allegations of corruption against the Biden clan are going to play a major role in determining the outcome of this election.  Therefore, every American should read this story and decide for him or herself how strong the evidence against the Bidens really is:

 

https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/hunter-biz-partner-confirms-e-mail-details-joe-bidens-push-to-make-millions-from-china/ 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

MAGA, BABY!

 











Friends, Romans, Fellow Trumpers -- yesterday I attended an historic Trump rally in Erie, Pennsylvania!  It was my second Trump rally in PA, and it was a humdinger, as you'd expect.  

 

It was different from my first Trump rally in several respects: it was colder (but not frigid), we were bused from the parking area to the venue, the crowd was marginally smaller, and so was the event space, there was no warmup act (so no Don, Jr. and no Melania -- the latter was expected), I got a free hat, because a Trump volunteer was hurling them in my direction, Trump danced a jig to the tune of "YMCA", there was not a single counter-demonstrator or heckler to be seen anywhere, Trump showed a brief video documenting Biden/Harris's prevarication on fracking, everyone in my group got to sit in the bleachers, and, in this case, a presidential election was just two weeks away, and I found myself in the most important swing state of all!  High drama, right?


This rally was also similar to the one I attended before in some important respects: the mood was jovial and the crowd was friendly, most everyone was decked out in Trump gear, Trump was fashionably late, security was tight (apparently even bullets, minus a gun, are considered gauche -- who knew?), Trump was charismatic and had the crowd eating out of his hand, the news media was booed, Air Force One pulled up behind the bleachers, and my confidence and faith in Trump and in the American people was renewed!  Some things, you see, never change in Trumpland.  :)


I hope more of you -- all of you -- get a chance to hop on the Trump Train and experience a rally.  Remember, the Trump road show is constitutionally limited to two terms...although, as we're constantly reminded, Trump is a dictator, so maybe he'll stick around until Kim Jong-Junior can take the helm?  We can only hope...

Our Finest Hour?

 


Friends, on this day back in 1983, the U.S. military took on its greatest foe of all time: the "People's Revolutionary Army" of Grenada, a tiny island in the Caribbean which had succumbed to Marxism.  And, wouldn't you know it, the final score was: America 1, Grenada 0!  Woo hoo!  All kidding aside, showing the commies that we were willing to spill American blood to stop their advance in the Western Hemisphere was all part and parcel of winning the Cold War...and that was a war worth fighting!


This week's Newsmaker Show also features coverage of the anti-climatic ACB hearings, the polls, the upcoming and final presidential debate, and the Hunter Biden email scandal. Brian and I also address, in our "This Day in History" segment, rising opposition to the Vietnam War in 1967 and the fate of Yugoslavia in WWII.


Don't miss a single moment!


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-21-2020-dr-nick-waddy/

 

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In other news, check out the latest IBD/TIPP poll, which shows The Donald nipping at Sleepy Joe's heels:

 

https://www.investors.com/news/biden-vs-trump-poll-donald-trump-new-high-in-tight-race-ibd-tipp-presidential-poll/ 


Here's a great statement on why a vote for Trump is a civic duty and a moral imperative:


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/10/20/ben_shapiro_i_did_not_vote_for_donald_trump_in_2016_i_am_voting_for_donald_trump_in_2020.html

Monday, October 19, 2020

Trafalgar Expects Every Republican To Do His Duty

 


Friends, this article is a must-read, because it could directly impact the result of the 2020 race -- or rather it could predict it.  It's about the Trafalgar polling firm that is regularly publishing polls showing Trump with the edge in several battleground states.  Why is Trafalgar the outlier?  Read on, and see if you think there's method to their madness...


https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/10/the-pollster-who-thinks-trump-is-ahead/

 

In other news, the Dems have decided how to respond to those pesky Hunter Biden emails: blame the Russians!  Old habits are hard to break, I guess.  The bad news for them is that they're whistling Dixie: there's no evidence that the Russians are involved.  No matter.  A couple more weeks of obfuscation should get them over the finish line, or so they hope!

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ratcliffe-hunter-biden-laptop-emails-not-russian-disinformation-campaign 


This article examines the question of whether our democracy has already stepped over the line into "banana republic" territory.  Eek!


https://amgreatness.com/2020/10/18/five-ways-2020-fails-to-meet-international-criteria-for-free-and-fair-elections/

 

More good news: we're just one step away from creating a quota system for grades in our public schools.  In the meantime, giving students a pass for being late or poorly behaved sounds like a great way to fight racism, no?


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/san-diego-school-district-fights-racism-in-the-classroom-by-overhauling-grading-system

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Desert Fox Gets the Axe

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil will scratch each and every political and historical itch you may have.  For starters, we break down the Vice-Presidential debate, the polls, progress in battling COVID-19, and the prospects for Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation as the next Justice of the Supreme Court.  We also ponder the Democrats' flirtation with the concept of court-packing.  There's a very good chance that, if the Dems win the White House and the Senate in November, the independent judiciary will be no more.  The consequences for our constitutional system of government would be grave, to say the least!


Historically, Brian and I cover the Battle of Hastings, the Normans' contribution to the English, and the English contribution to America; we consider the legacy of Martin Luther King, and how it might have been different had he lived beyond 1968; we ponder the strains on U.S. servicemen created by modern wars, from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq; we exult in our good fortune in escaping the Cuban Missile Crisis un-irradiated; and, finally, we lament the demise of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was compelled to commit suicide after the failure of the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944.


Whew!  From 1066 to 2020...in 25 minutes or less!  Where else can you get that?


https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-14-2020-dr-nick-waddy/


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While you're at it, check out this article, which exposes a critical flaw in the Dems' reliance on mail-in ballots in this election cycle:


https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-reliance-easily-disqualified-mail-ballots-could-cost-them-opinion-1538377

 

And here's some good news on early voting, which you certainly won't see in the MSM:

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/early-voting-data-in-battleground-states-shows-trump-outpacing-national-polls-giving-biden-an-edge 


And, finally, when the polls and the election prognosticators fail us, we turn...to the cookies!  The cookies shall light the way:


https://www.foxnews.com/travel/pennsylvania-bakery-cookie-sales-predicted-presidential-elections

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

If the Dems Had a Sense of Humor, They'd Be Laughing At Themselves

 


Friends, my latest article is a history lesson.  Surprise surprise!  Right now the Democrats are claiming to be the defenders of American democracy, the stewards of election integrity, etc etc.  They say that President Trump's refusal to guarantee a "peaceful transfer of power" (to them) is outrageous, and no one should question the results of a U.S. presidential election, even for a moment!  Perish the thought. 

 

Well, all that is hogwash, as I attempt to demonstrate.  The fact is that the Dems have been undermining confidence in our elections for decades...and in 2020 (irony of ironies!) it may be President Trump who reaps the benefits.


See what you make of it.  It'll be appearing soon at World Net Daily.

 

In 2020, the Democrats May Reap What They Have Sown


Perhaps to distract from their own sinister plans to pack the Supreme Court with pliable left-wingers once they (inevitably, in their eyes) win the 2020 election, Democrats and their progressive allies in what passes for the “press” these days are pestering Republicans, including President Trump, with gotcha questions about a “peaceful transfer of power”. Trump, rightly, has said the obvious: he will accept the results of a fair election, but not an unfair one. Duh!

The Democrats' preference? It should be they and their media acolytes who get to decide who the winner is in 2020. President Trump should thus be forbidden from declaring victory, even if he has more votes, and the counting, and the litigating, of the election returns should continue until such time as Joe Biden is the victor.

Just as Al Gore wanted to drag out the process in 2000, because every time the votes were counted he seemed to gain a few more, so Democrats today assume that a combination of gamemanship, lawyerly cunning, procrastination, and a whole lot of mail-in ballot irregularities can guarantee them the White House in 2021..and, who knows, maybe indefinitely thereafter.

And, unless we're very careful, they may be right.

Let us pause for a moment, however, to consider the audacity and the duplicity of the Democrats' position.

Democrats are claiming that voter fraud is so rare as to be inconsequential. They suggest that Republican concerns about the integrity of the mail-in ballot process are baseless. They and their pet journalists assert that President Trump's allegations of election fraud are “false” and there is “no evidence” to back them up. They assure us that millions of ballots sent out, unsolicited, to people who may or may not still be registered (or alive), at residences that may or may not be theirs, are hardly a cause for concern. Our elections are bulletproof, after all! To temporize about whether one would accept the results of a U.S. presidential election, therefore, is beyond the pale...

Consider that this is the same party that practices ballot harvesting — the collection of ballots by “helpful” activists — on an industrial scale in places like California, but nonetheless argued that a Congressional election in North Carolina in 2018 should be invalidated because similar techniques were used (illegally, in that state) by a Republican operative. In other words, our ballot process is bulletproof, say the Democrats, except when Republicans refuse to play by the rules — which, in their eyes, is often!

Consider that Democrats regularly charge that Republicans engage in “voter suppression” and gerrymandering to “steal” and “cheat” their way to victory. Requiring voters to present IDs, for example, is a racist plot designed to prevent black people from voting. (Driver's licenses, by contrast, are not a racist plot to prevent black people from driving. Go figure.) Likewise, efforts to “purge” voter rolls of people who have died or moved to a different precinct, city, or state (such purges are required by law, for obvious reasons) are similarly inspired by “white supremacy”. In other words, the election system in this country is, to borrow a word beloved of Democrats, “systemically” racist, discriminatory, and unfair...but surely we should always trust the outcomes of our elections. Yeah, right!

Consider that Democrats routinely allege that our elections are compromised by “dark money”, authorized by the supposedly illegitimate 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens United. (Never mind that Democrats themselves are swimming in dark money in 2020, and they rode unlimited contributions and super PACs to victory in 2018.)

Consider that Democrats spent most of 2017 and 2018 pursuing a witch hunt against President Trump and Republicans, trying to prove that the Russians manipulated the 2016 election and that they still maintain illicit influence, and possibly direct control, over President Trump and his lieutenants. And keep in mind that the Russians' main contribution to the 2016 election was to release damaging emails (never disavowed by the Democrats) that proved that the DNC was “in the tank” for Hillary Clinton, and plotting against the campaign of Bernie Sanders, from the start.

But hey, democracy is alive and well! No, really.

Consider that one of the darlings of the Democratic Party is Stacey Abrams, their candidate for Governor of Georgia in 2018. She narrowly lost, but rather than concede the race, she continues to allege that Republicans stole the governorship by means of illegal “voter suppression”. She could have contested the results, of course, but knew her legal case was weak, so decided to carp and moan instead.

And this shameless tactic of refusing to concede even when you are beaten lives on in Hillary Clinton. To her credit, Clinton did accept the inevitable in 2016, but in 2020 she is urging Joe Biden never to concede “under any circumstances”. Not even, presumably, if more people vote for Donald Trump! Minor detail, right?

Consider that the Democrats, despite their supposedly limitless confidence in the American voter and our electoral system, have retained phalanxes of lawyers, ready to do battle in any of the states where the results can be contested in their favor.

Consider that the Democrats have been trashing the Electoral College, the means by which we choose our presidents and vice-presidents, for years, on the grounds that it is anti-democratic, racist, and an artifact of the era of slavery. Translation: the Democrats would prefer to rely on the national popular vote, rather than the Electoral College, because they believe they have a greater chance of winning the former.

Consider, moreover, that Democratic doubts about the validity of U.S. elections are not a recent phenomenon. The majority of Democrats believed, in 2016, that Donald Trump won the presidential election because Russian agents tampered with the results. And, as far back as 2004, Democrats alleged that George W. Bush's victory over John Kerry was illegitimate, because, among other supposed irregularities, the voting machines in use in the crucial state of Ohio were manufactured by a company with ties to Republicans. Obviously, therefore, the machines were to blame for Bush's reelection, not the good people of Ohio.

Consider, lastly, that only weeks ago Democrats were claiming that the post office was plotting against American democracy, and a failure to pump tens of billions of dollars into the postal system constituted a Republican conspiracy to impede mail-in voting.

Add all this together, and how credible are the Democrats' claims to be ardent believers in the reliability and integrity of our voting system? How seriously should we take their saccharine love letters to American democracy? Not very!

The truth is that the Democrats and their left-wing allies in the media have been undermining confidence in U.S. elections for decades. They do so when it suits them, which is often, and they playact the role of saintly champions of election integrity when that species of mendacity suits them better.

Democrats, in short, are consistent in only one regard: they respect elections that they win, and they despise and disparage elections that they don't. We can expect the same in 2020.

If Donald Trump wins in 2020 via a contested election, therefore, and many of the ballots for Joe Biden are ultimately disqualified, we can thank the Democrats themselves for helping to demonstrate, over many years, the flawed nature of our election system. In truth, we couldn't have done it without them!

For, when you cry wolf time and time again, it's possible — just possible — that people might begin to believe that wolves exist.

Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: www.waddyisright.com. He appears weekly on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.

 

And here it is at WND:

 

https://www.wnd.com/2020/10/election-integrity-dems-duplicity-shameless/ 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Lies, Damned Lies...and Statistics

 


Friends, articles like this one give us an interesting perspective on the 2020 election.  It's a piece from the New York Times, so it's a given that it's full of crap, but mixed in with the crap is some genuine insight.  You'll see a lot of articles like this one in the next few weeks, moreover.  The upshot is that Democrats have an early lead.  Something like 8 million Americans have already cast ballots in the presidential election, and it's highly likely that most of them have voted for Biden, not Trump.  So...it's curtains for Trump, right?  Not so fast!  For one thing, this is a very odd election: for the first time ever, massive numbers of Democrats are determined to vote by mail (and ASAP), following the advice they've received from their own party and from pandemic-obsessed journalists.  Republicans, by contrast, are wary of mail-in voting, even absentee voting (at which they usually excel), because of President Trump's warnings about the unreliability and outright fraud in our mail-in system.  Democratic conspiracy theories about postmen run amok probably don't help either.  So what that all means is that more Democrats than ever will vote early and by mail this year.  The die-hard Trump haters will, needless to say, be highly motivated to cast their ballots the second they are able.  Fewer Democrats than ever, however, will show up in person, especially on election day.  Note that this article says that areas thick with white liberals, like Madison, Wisconsin, are showing stratospheric levels of early voting.  No surprise there.  Heavily black counties in North Carolina, by contrast, are showing anemic levels of early voting.  Plus, a lot of Republicans are still voting early and by mail, keeping the GOP competitive in these categories, even as the GOP, with a finely-tuned turnout machine already humming, seems poised to win in-person voting and election-day voting by a landslide.  What does it all mean?  Not a hell of a lot, except that we don't know for sure who's going to win the election...and the Dems who say they've read the tea leaves, and Biden is a shoo-in, are full of it.


https://news.yahoo.com/huge-absentee-vote-key-states-160423152.html

 

Meanwhile, there are other sets of tea leaves to read.  Sean Trende at RealClearPolitics has been studying them assiduously, and here's his take.  He's forecasting a close race.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/10/09/trumps_path_to_victory_with_a_nod_to_washington_state_144400.html 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Resolute and Refined

 


Friends, there's never been a Vice-Presidential debate that had a significant impact on the outcome of a U.S. Presidential election, and probably what we saw tonight will maintain that trend, but I nonetheless congratulate V.P. Mike Pence on a stellar performance.  Pence reminded us of why President Trump chose him as his running mate back in 2016: he's steady, he's articulate, he's unflappable, he's loyal, he's patriotic, he's devout, he's honest and straightforward, and he's knowledgeable and experienced.  He's everything one could possibly want in a Vice President and in a standard-bearer for the Republican Party.  I think he successfully made the case that a Biden presidency would mean higher taxes, more job-killing regulations, no meaningful policy changes in our response to COVID-19, the betrayal of law enforcement, and a radical, anti-capitalist approach to environmental protection.  What I hope will be the big takeaway from the debate, however, is that Kamala Harris continued the Biden campaign's refusal to respond to questions about court-packing.  Court-packing, if it happens in 2021, would literally demolish the separation of powers on which our democracy is based.  It is the epitome of extremism and authoritarianism.  Plus -- think about it! -- packing the Court only makes sense if you are reasonably confident that your party will never again lose control of the White House and the Congress.  For, if you did, the other party would simply pack the Court in response.  For my money, therefore, court-packing is on the Democratic Party's agenda for 2021 -- Democrats just refuse to admit it.  Moreover, the Dems see a compliant Supreme Court as their ticket to permanent domination and, in fact, to a one-party state.  In that assumption they may well be correct.  That ought, then, to be the headline for tonight, and for weeks to come!  Our constitutional system is in peril, and the Democrats have thrown down the gauntlet.  If we elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November, American democracy will never be the same again.  Please bear that in mind.

Risen From Ruins

 


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil covers much ground, as per usual.  We begin by breaking down the first presidential debate, and where we stand at this point in the race.  Can the pro-Biden polls be trusted?  Anyone who remembers 2016 might say, "Uh, no!"  In addition, Brian and I talk about the sheer brutality of the fighting in the Pacific theater in WWII; the second Kennedy-Nixon debate, focused on foreign policy, and the complete absence of foreign policy as an issue in the first Trump-Biden debate; the soundness (or lack thereof) of our decision to invade Afghanistan in 2001, and how electing Biden increases the danger of "regime change wars"; the foundation of East Germany in 1949 and the purposes it served in the Eastern Bloc; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the persistence of Marxism in the ideology of the Left; Palestinian terrorism in the 1980s; and abortive attempts to deport John Lennon in the 1970s.  You might say we cast a wide net?  Yeah, I think so!


Enjoy!

 

https://wlea.net/newsmaker-october-7-2020-dr-nick-waddy/ 


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And please read this outstanding analysis of the stakes in the 2020 election.  It's extraordinary that the questions that arise here aren't being asked of either major candidate.


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/10/06/who_wants_to_blow_up_our_constitution_its_not_trump_144374.html

 

Lastly, check out this article, suggested by that indefatigable voice for truth, the one and only Ray.  Professor Grudem makes a great deal of sense, does he not?

 

http://www.waynegrudem.com/list-of-25-good-things-president-trump-has-done-for-america 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

It's On! The 2020 Electoral Roadshow Comes to Salt Lake City

 


Friends, your hero and mine, Vice President Mike Pence, is about to go toe to toe AND head to head with Senator Kamala Harris of Hollyweird, Mexifornia.  It's going to be an interesting match-up, to say the least!  One doubts that it will turn into a rhetorical food fight, like the first presidential debate, but both VP candidates will no doubt be spinning like crazy.  Expect phrases like "law and order" and "socialism" and "worst President ever" to come up repeatedly.  There are so many attack lines that Pence could deploy, in fact, that I'm flummoxed when asked which ones he should prefer...  At this stage, though, my gut tells me that painting the Democratic ticket, and especially President-in-waiting Kamala, as left-wing wackos is probably the way to go.  There's plenty of material there!  Best of luck, Mike!


Speaking of the Vice Presidential debate, check out this Sputnik News Agency article that quotes yours truly.  See if you agree with my point of view.


https://sputniknews.com/us/202010061080686626-chalk-and-cheese-why-pence-harris-vice-presidential-debate-will-be-like-no-other/

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Big Tech=Big Trouble

 


Friends, my latest article examines the threat to our democracy -- nay, our civilization! -- posed by Big Tech, and social media, in particular.  I also explore a potential fix to the market domination of many of the social media conglomerates: antitrust consent decrees.  It's increasingly obvious that something needs to be done about social media.  The question is...what?


https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2020/10/03/containing-the-fearsome-power-of-big-tech-is-the-defining-challenge-of-our-times-n2577403

Friday, October 2, 2020

A Speedy Recovery

 


Friends, all of us here at the WaddyIsRight family -- so, mainly me -- wish President Trump and the First Lady a speedy recovery from the coronavirus.  All the breathless "reporting" about the President's looming incapacitation aside, we all know that The Donald is highly likely to fight off this virus in record time.  In the meanwhile, his enemies might actually find a few nice things to say about him, or to him!  That will make a refreshing change.


Politically, I don't see how this can be anything but a positive for the Trump campaign.  I hope the President will address the nation soon and demonstrate what we all know him for best: strength and resolve!


God Bless you, Mr. President.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Expectations Game

 


Friends, assume with me for just one moment two things: the presidential election will be close, and it will be contested.  Seem likely?  I'd say so.  In that case, there's a key ingredient that could determine the winner: expectations.  Why?  If President Trump is ahead on election night, many Americans will assume he's won...even if, in the days and weeks that follow, Joe Biden pulls ahead in the vote count (fairly or unfairly).  That's important!  What's more, if the American people expect Trump to win, and then he appears to have won, it will be very difficult to persuade them otherwise.  The Dems are counting on winning this election by dribs and drabs, but, by the time they can muster a "lead", it may be too late.


To that end, check out this poll.  Yes, it's nice that President Trump's approval rating is up.  It may be even more significant that a clear majority of Americans expect him to win the election.


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/poll-trump-approval-rating-september-2020

 

Could it be time to move to the Magnolia State?  You be the judge...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/health/mississippi-lift-mask-mandate-covid 


Finally, California is taking a big step towards slavery reparations.  Incredible!  If you ask me, Republicans should be making a big deal about reparations in this election cycle.  They ought to be running ads about them.  It is just plain bonkers to suggest reparations for something that happened in the 19th century!  Let's point this out, shall we?


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/reparations-california-study-black-americans/