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Trump is Americans’ Most Admired Man according to a poll; Biden ranks third

America’s Most Admired Man is President Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll.

For 12 years, former President Barack Obama won the title of America’s Most Admired Man. According to a Gallup poll, Trump broke Obama’s winning streak with 18% of the vote. Obama came in second with 15%, while Joe Biden came in third with 6%.

Pat considered it odd how the president could poll so high among Americans for most admired man after allegedly losing the popular vote in the 2020 election.

“How does he win the presidency of the United States when he’s 12 points behind in admiration of Donald Trump?” Pat asked.

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What Next?

It looks like Joe Biden won the election. I’m sure the legal wrangling will stretch on for a while, but I’m pretty certain that when the dust settles, Biden will end up moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

So, what next?

I know a lot of people are upset. I’ve seen the wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media. I’ve seen dire predictions of the U.S. turning into a socialist hell-scape. But let me be blunt – we took off down that path before long before last Tuesday.

Ten years ago, I published my first book Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty. At the time, I warned the focusing on D.C. politics wasn’t going to change much. Here’s what I wrote.

Every four years, political parties, candidates, lobbyists, PACs and everyday citizens spend billions of dollars to choose a president. For more than a year, candidates debate and jockey for position. By the time the general election rolls around, Americans have already endured a seemingly endless primary season. And when it’s all said and done, what really changes?

Take the 2008 election pitting John McCain against Barak Obama.  Obama won the election promising “hope and change.” He painted a McCain victory as an endorsement of “the failed policies of George W. Bush.” But really, what actually changed?

With Bush, we had rampant spending, increasing debt and a rapidly growing federal government. President Obama kept right on spending, increased the debt even faster and expanded the scope and power of the federal government. Under Bush, we had war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under Obama, we had war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with Libya, Syria and Yemen thrown in for good measure. Bush signed the Patriot Act into law, including many provisions violating basic due process rights protected by the Constitution. Obama reauthorized it, and signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act with indefinite detention provisions included. Under Bush, we got the TSA, running its gloved hands over our bodies and through our stuff. Under Obama, the TSA got scanners, and started groping our “stuff.” Obama gave us “Obamacare.” Bush gave us a prescription drug benefit. Both presidents oversaw a growing, bloated federal government engaging in unconstitutional acts. Republican or Democrat, it doesn’t seem to matter. A Republican administration brought you the Patriot Act, undeclared war, the expansion of entitlements, the Real ID Act, TARP and a continuation of the federal “war on drugs.” Thanks to the Democrats, Americans enjoy overreaching EPA mandates, expanding entitlements, automaker bailouts, undeclared war, government-run health care, a continuation of the federal “war on drugs” and FDA raids on Amish farmers.

On and on it goes.

After four years of witnessing Obama continuing and expanding Bush policies, Republican candidates marched from sea to shining sea promising they would usher in a new era of “limited government” if the voting public would just give them a chance.

Forgive my skepticism.

We got another four years of Obama but then Trump came to save us.

But after four years of Trump and Republicans completely controlling Congress for two of those years, what has really changed? We added $7 trillion in additional debt. The wars are still going on. Trump reauthorized the Patriot Act. Obamacare wasn’t repealed or replaced. We got an increase in the enforcement of federal gun control and new gun control to boot. The war on drugs rages on. The police-state has grown. Real ID has been almost fully implemented. Federal asset forfeiture ramped up. The federal government is bigger, more powerful and deeper in debt than it was four years ago.

In Our Last Hope, I wrote:

It seems to me the two parties vying for supremacy in Washington D.C. really represent two sides of the very same coin. They may differ in degree, but not in substance. They may apply power along different avenues, but both parties love to wield the big government stick. And Republicans and Democrats alike show little or no regard for constitutional constraint when it comes to implementing their preferred policy.

And my advice back in 2012:

First, we must stop assuming Washington D.C. will solve all of America’s problems.

Ladies and gentlemen, Washington D.C. IS the problem.

That was true when Obama was in the White House. It’s true with Trump in the White House. And it will be true with Biden in the White House.

So, what do we do? Exactly what I said to do in 2012 — Nullify!

Nullification provides a powerful tool that can shift authority back to the states and the people where it belongs. If state lawmakers and executives begin standing up to overreaching federal power, saying, “No!” when the folks in D.C. pass acts outside of their authority, only then will we see the federal government begin to respect the intended limits on its power. You can’t expect an animal to stay in the proper field without a fence.

That’s it. That’s what’s next. It should have been what we were doing all along.

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Obama calls President Trump a ‘two-bit dictator’ over reports POTUS will pre-emptively claim victory on election night

Former President Barack Obama ramped up the rhetoric against President Donald Trump at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Monday night, calling the president a “two-bit dictator.”

Obama made his remarks at a event in Miami in response to a report that said Trump intends to declare victory on election night if he is ahead, even if there are outstanding mail-in ballots that haven’t been counted.

“He’s been coddling dictators for the last four years, and now apparently he says he might declare victory before all the votes are counted tomorrow,” Obama said.

“That’s not something that a leader of a democracy does; that’s something a two-bit dictator does.”

“If you believe in democracy, you want every vote counted,” he added.

On Sunday, Axios reported that Trump privately told confidants that he’ll declare victory Tuesday night if it looks like he’s “ahead,” according to three anonymous sources. The president on Sunday evening denied that he would declare victory, but did say, “I think it’s a terrible thing when ballots can be collected after an election. I think it’s a terrible thing when states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over.”

Pennsylvania, a crucial battleground state in the 2020 election, is among several states that expect a large influx of mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. The state has experienced some difficulty with the postal service, with elections officials in Butler County reporting an unknown number, potentially thousands, of requested ballots missing.

Mail-in ballots received by Pennsylvania elections officials up to three days after Election Day will be counted after a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling permitting the ballot deadline to be extended. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said Sunday that the “overwhelming majority” of ballots would not be counted until days after Election Day.

North Carolina, another essential state for the Trump campaign, will receive and count absentee ballots until Nov. 12.

Republicans in several states have filed lawsuits challenging deadlines for counting mailed ballots, arguing for stringent witness requirements, and litigating election changes meant to accommodate concerns about COVID-19. The Biden campaign is preparing to litigate against the Trump campaign to ensure that every vote is counted, even after the election. Biden’s team will push back hard against any declaration of victory from Trump.

“Just because Donald Trump says something on election night or suggests he might be winning, that is not going to be based in fact,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said at a campaign strategy briefing Monday. “Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared the victor on election night.”

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Top Biden aide admits botched response to swine flu: ‘Just luck’ it wasn’t ‘mass casualty event’

Joe Biden’s former chief of staff during his vice presidency came clean last year about how the Obama administration botched its response to the H1N1 “swine flu,” admitting that it was “just luck” that the virus did not lead to “one of the great mass casualty events in American history.”

What are the details?

Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to Biden before being appointed to serve as President Barack Obama’s “Ebola Czar,” said at the National Press Club in 2019:

I was in the White House in 2009 and 2010, and I was working for Vice President Biden. I wasn’t involved directly in the H1N1 response, but I lived through it as a White House staffer, and what I would say about it is: A bunch of really great, really talented people were working on it and we did every possible thing wrong.

Klain continued, “Sixty million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time, and it’s just purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history.”

He added, “It had nothing to do with us doing anything right. It just had to do with luck.”

A video of Klain’s comments was shared online by Trump 2020 campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark on Thursday, and an excerpt of his remarks was published by Politico in May.

The Politico headline read: ‘Biden has fought a pandemic before. It did not go smoothly.” The outlet noted that Klain — currently an adviser to the Biden campaign — “now says his comments, which were made at biosecurity summit, referred solely to the administration’s difficulties in producing enough of an H1N1 vaccine to meet public demand.”

As TheBlaze pointed out last week, Biden has been highly critical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. But the Obama administration was exposed in 2009 by then-CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson for shutting down H1N1 testing.

“The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking was,” Attkisson wrote, “why waste resources testing for H1N1 flue when the government has already confirmed there’s an epidemic?”

Anything else?

Townhall further noted that H1N1 depleted America’s stockpile of PPE supplies, and that Obama failed to refill it. The outlet cited a Los Angeles Times report that stated:

After the swine flu epidemic in 2009, a safety-equipment industry association and a federally sponsored task force both recommended that depleted supplies of N95 respirator masks, which filter out airborne particles, be replenished by the stockpile, which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

That didn’t happen, according to Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Assn.
The stockpile drew down about 100 million masks during the 2009 epidemic, Johnson said.

“Our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that drawdown,” he said.

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Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and others hacked in ‘unprecedented’ breach

Several high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday, with the perpetrators sending tweets from victims in an apparent scam seeking funds via Bitcoin.

What are the details?

Accounts of corporations, celebrities, billionaires, and politicians were hijacked in a massive hacking scheme, including Apple, Uber, Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden.

Wired reported that during the afternoon, several prominent accounts including “major cryptocurrency players were hacked within minutes of each other,” and that “they all shared an identical message about ‘giving back to the community’ and a link to a site called ‘cryptoforhealth.'” The outlet called the security breach “unprecedented.”

Over the course of a few hours, the scammers were able to collect more than $100,000 from people who clicked on the link and submitted funds.

As news of the hack went viral, Twitter locked the accounts of its verified “blue checkmark” users, disabling them from sending tweets as the social media platform investigated. The company’s support team tweeted, “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and taking steps to fix it. We will update everyone shortly.”

Anything else?

While Twitter scrambled to address the massive hacking issue, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) — who has been critical of the platform — sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding answers.

The senator voiced his concern that that “a successful attack on your system’s servers represents a threat to all of your users’ privacy and date security.”

“Please reach out immediately to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and take any necessary measures to secure the site before this breach expands,” Hawley wrote.

He then requested that Twitter respond to a series of questions after “immediate concerns” of the security incident have been handled, including, “Did this attack threaten the security of the President’s own Twitter account?”

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Report: Richard Grenell has declassified list of Obama officials who ‘unmasked’ Flynn

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified a list of names purportedly containing the ex-Obama administration officials linked to the “unmasking” of Gen. Michael Flynn “in his conversations with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition,” ABC News first reported Monday.

What are the details?

ABC News cited an unnamed senior U.S. official who told the network that Grenell had the list with him during a visit to the Department of Justice during a visit last week.

The outlet noted that “Grenell’s visit came the same week that Attorney General William Barr moved to dismiss the criminal case against Flynn following his guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his conversations with [former Russian ambassador Sergey] Kislyak.”

The Daily Wire reported that a source informed them “that the list has already been declassified and now it’s on Attorney General William Barr to release the list.”

The Daily Caller explained:

Unmasking refers to a process where top U.S. officials can request information on American citizens picked up during electronic surveillance of foreigners. Flynn was unveiled as taking part in a Dec. 29, 2016 phone [call] with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.

It is not illegal for U.S. officials to make unmasking requests. But the information on Flynn was leaked to The Washington Post, opening up the possibility that someone in the Obama administration illegally disclosed classified information.

Grenell became acting DNI in February, after serving for two years as the U.S. ambassador to Germany, a position he still holds.

Last week, he reportedly pushed for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to release 6,000 pages of transcripts from his committee’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

The documents revealed that several Obama administration officials testified under oath that they did not find evidence of any such collusion, despite claiming otherwise to the press.

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Reports: Obama admin used up the stockpile of N95 masks but never replenished the supply, despite recommendations to do so

According to reports from the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News — not exactly right-wing media outlets — the federal stockpile of N95 respirator masks was depleted under the Obama administration but never replenished, despite two separate recommendations to do so.

Critics of the current administration have blamed President Donald Trump for the shortage of respirator masks that has left the country looking for ways to mass-produce them in time to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

But a Sunday report from PJ Media found that stockpile shortage can be traced back much further back than to January or even nearly four years ago to Trump’s inauguration. The problem began in 2009 under the Obama administration.

What are the details?

In 2005, the George W. Bush administration published the “National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza,” which outlined a strategy for the federal government to assist state and local efforts in the event of a pandemic. A key part of the strategy was for the federal government to distribute medical supplies, such as N95 masks, from the Strategic National Stockpile.

Then, in 2009, the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak swept through the United States, infecting 60 million Americans, hospitalizing 274,304, and killing 12,469, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the outbreak, the Obama administration pulled roughly three-fourths of the masks from the stockpile to manage the spread, but never replenished the supply.

Here’s a crucial excerpt buried near the bottom of a recent Bloomberg News story:

The national stockpile used to be somewhat more robust. In 2006, Congress provided supplemental funds to add 104 million N95 masks and 52 million surgical masks in an effort to prepare for a flu pandemic. But after the H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009, which triggered a nationwide shortage of masks and caused a 2- to 3-year backlog orders for the N95 variety, the stockpile distributed about three-quarters of its inventory and didn’t build back the supply.

Another article published by the Los Angeles Times last week made the same point but went even further by detailing how the Obama administration failed to restock the supply even after two separate organizations urged them to take action:

After the swine flu epidemic in 2009, a safety-equipment industry association and a federally sponsored task force both recommended that depleted supplies of N95 respirator masks, which filter out airborne particles, be replenished by the stockpile, which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

According to Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, the Obama administration pulled roughly 100 million masks during the swine flu epidemic, but the advice to replenish the supply was never heeded.

“Our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that drawdown,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

Why does it matter?

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reported in February that the stockpile now consisted of only 12 million N95 masks, which is only a tiny fraction of the 300 million he approximated the nation’s health care system would need.

Both the Times and Bloomberg reported that many medical centers across the country are already running out of masks and have resorted to constructing protective medical gear out of office supplies household items.

“We are very close to being out of face shields,” Becca Bartles, executive director of infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health, which consists of 51 area hospitals, told Bloomberg. “Masks, we’re probably a couple of days away” from running out, she added.

To grow the supply, President Trump is calling on businesses with the capabilities to manufacture masks or donate protective masks they already have in their supply to local hospitals.

Some are urging Trump to use the Defense Production Act of 1950 — which gives the president authority to demand that business manufacture war-time materials — to order businesses to produce masks. Thus far, Trump has maintained that he will do so only as a last resort.

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‘Finally aware of the gravity’: Obama FEMA chief blasts Trump  coronavirus response — but here’s how Obama admin handled swine flu outbreak

Former FEMA chief of staff under President Barack Obama, Michael Coen, has joined the left and mainstream media in criticizing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, suggesting the threat to the U.S. has not been taken seriously.

“To me this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation,” Coen said of President Donald Trump’s expected emergency declaration on Monday. “They need to consider all tools available to them and have contingencies for action.”

But contrary to the liberal narrative, the White House unveiled an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the “situation” on Feb. 24, well before a single U.S death was reported. Also, President Trump declared a public health emergency by Jan. 31 and imposed travel restrictions from China, for which he was called racist, xenophobic and a fearmonger. The U.S. has also expanded travel restrictions from Iran, and parts of Italy and South Korea.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere compared the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak to the Obama administration’s response to the H1N1 (or swine flu) outbreak that caused 12,469 deaths and infected nearly 61 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Glenn also gave a rundown of the latest coronavirus numbers as of Tuesday morning:

Daily Stats as of 6:30 a.m. ET

  • Total confirmed cases 92,275 (up from 89,842 Monday)
  • Total confirmed dead 3,130 (up from 3,069 Monday)
  • 77 countries have confirmed cases (up from 70 Monday)
  • 18% of active cases are considered serious (requiring Hospitalization) including 5% that require ICU treatment
  • U.S. has 103 confirmed cases, and now 6 deaths (all in Washington state)
  • CDC website no longer directly reporting total number of U.S. citizens tested since regional hospitals can now directly test

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Police say initial reports calling Obama-era whistleblower’s death a ‘suicide’ were ‘misinformation’

Police investigating the death of former Department of Homeland Security official Philip Haney announced Wednesday that initial reports suggesting he died via suicide were “misinformation.”

What are the details?

Haney, 66, who became a whistleblower on his own agency during the Obama administration, was found deceased in his vehicle on Friday at a park and ride area less than three miles from where he was living roughly 40 miles east of Sacramento, California.

According to Fox News, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said in its initial press release on Haney’s death that he “appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” and that “a firearm was located next to Haney and his vehicle.”

In a new press release issued Wednesday, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office stated:

Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately put out that we have determined Mr. Haney’s death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr. Haney’s death would be extremely premature and inappropriate.

The release from Wednesday reiterated that the investigation into Mr. Haney’s death is active and ongoing. The sheriff’s office has reached out to the FBI to assist in processing evidence, and has scheduled an autopsy to be conducted by forensic pathologists from the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Mr. Haney testified to Congress in 2016 that the DHS under then-President Barack Obama had instructed him to delete the files of hundreds of individuals linked to Islamic terrorist groups, and argued that several U.S. domestic terror attacks could have been prevented if the files had not been destroyed.

Anything else?

Immediately upon the news of Haney’s passing, several pundits and media outlets questioned the reports that the whistleblower had committed suicide.

The Washington Examiner spoke to several individuals close to Haney, who told the outlet that the former official was in talks to return to the DHS, and that he was engaged to be married. Haney himself told the outlet in November that he was planning to write a sequel to his first book, “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”

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VIDEO: Both Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama are radicals, but there’s one HUGE difference

Barack Obama promised to radically transform the United States, and he did to an extent. But he dropped the radical posse and surrounded himself with people from within the system — like the Clintons — once he was elected.

But that’s not what presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has in mind. He’s no Swedish-style socialist. He’s a radical, revolutionary communist who has surrounded himself and his campaign with people who openly advocate for Marxism and even support authoritarian governments.

On Wednesday’s radio program, Glenn Beck broke down the biggest differences between former President Obama and highlighted just how dangerous Comrade Sanders’ vision for America’s future really is.

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Don’t miss Glenn Beck’s special, “Bernie’s Radicals: The Fires of Revolution,” exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders’ campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie’s team, and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV’s YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn’s specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

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