Friends, in the good ole USA we don't kowtow to orthodoxies -- we follow the facts, wherever they may lead. Joe Friday was right on that score. Speaking of which, nothing that happened on January 6th, or since, changes the simple fact that the 2020 election was deeply flawed, and that its result is, was, and always will be questionable. I agree with this article that a lot of claims made about election fraud don't stand up to scrutiny, and that we on the right have failed to substantiate them adequately. Be that as it may, there are major problems with the way the election was conducted, and the way the votes were counted, that are staring us in the face. Several weeks ago, more than 140 GOP Congressmen and Senators voted accordingly, challenging the results of the electoral college. I'm glad they did, and we should not shrink from doing so in the future. The Dems will claim any gainsaying of Biden's win is "sedition". Well, nuts to that!
Everyone who knows me is aware that I have a bee in my bonnet about the Sunshine State. This article admirably defends its performance in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, and it celebrates Florida's successes -- economically, socially, politically, and otherwise -- that reflect its conservative, Republican leadership. Fact: Americans are leaving blue states and moving to red states. Fact: many blue states will soon face bankruptcy if the Dems in DC don't ride to the rescue with bailouts. Decide for yourself where you want to live: a bastion of freedom-loving, God-fearing Americans, or a cesspool of crime, stagnation, and authoritarianism. Simple, right?
The Left has decided to make Parler its whipping boy, alleging that the social media platform was used to plan and execute the "insurrection" on January 6th. Well, that was always nonsense. Parler is a target of opportunity. Facebook and Twitter are brimming with "hate", as everyone knows, and yet they get a pass. Outrageous! But Parler will be back, and so will the right.
A major focus of conservatives' ire in the next four years will be the Biden administration's obsession with race, and their attempt to use racial discrimination in the form of quotas and set-asides to achieve theoretical "equity" between groups, even if individuals get the shaft. This is, I daresay, a HUGE opportunity area for conservatives and Republicans. As the article points out, even Californians don't like reverse racism. The Dems could really be setting themselves up for a fall on this "third rail" issue.
Meanwhile, BLM has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! Sure, ten percent of its rallies lead to assault, arson, murder, looting, and the like...but don't make the mistake of assuming that the movement is in any way connected to violence. Sometimes a burning building is just a cozy bonfire! The Left's hypocrisy on the issue of political violence is jaw-dropping. If ten percent of Trump rallies turned into riots, all Trump supporters would have been incarcerated years ago. Anyway, double standards are the new normal. Expect lots more in the years to come!