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The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is this:

Republicans live on their political knees. They apologize and expiate for their principles, which are generally not unsound.

Democrats, conversely and admirably, stand tall for their core beliefs, as repugnant as these mostly are.

The Left most certainly didn’t rush forward to condemn the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riffraff, as they looted and killed their way across urban America, last year. Instead, Democrats defended the déclassé, criminal arm of their party. “Riots are the language of the unheard,” they preached, parroting MLK.

What of the trammels of despair that drove the Trump protesters of January 6? Trust too many Republicans—goody two-shoes, teacher’s-pet types all—to trip over one another in order to denounce that ragtag of disorganized renegades, the protesters aforementioned, who already have no chance in hell of receiving due process of law.

Consider Nancy Mace. With the dizzying speed of a whirling dervish, the Republican representative from South Carolina rushed to make a name for herself posing as a heroic “survivor” of January 6.

Following the incident on the Capitol, Mace quickly transformed herself into the young, go-to GOPer on the “hive media,” bad mouthing MAGA folks (to the likes of supercilious Don Lemon, of all people) at every turn, and generally making hay over … well, it was not over the pillaging and killings courtesy of the criminal class, acting now as the armed wing of the Democratic Party.

Shortly after the incident Democrats are likening to September 11, during a pit-stop on Fox News with the forgiving Martha MacCallum, miss congeniality attempted to redeem herself as a “constitutional conservative.”

Oh, and how Ms. Mace had suffered. You don’t know the half of it.

Having joined the Democrats in peddling her “harrowing” experience during the January 6 incident, Mace, a middle-class young woman, proceeded to use lefty language for political leverage, to describe her familial situation. For the purpose of self-aggrandizement and drama, Nancy kept calling herself a “single mother.”

A single mother is a term the Left, and now the thoroughly co-opted Right, has adopted to glorify unmarried mothers and fatherless “families.” It was meant to excise the father from the picture and undermine the nuclear family.

Mace’s biography mentions that “she is the mom of two children aged 11 and 13,” and a divorced woman (or womin), and thus, by extension, not a “single mother.” So, give it up, please for the man who made the Mace kids. He is her ex-husband, Curtis Jackson, whom Nancy Mace divorced in 2019.

Political pygmy Adam Kinzinger was another young GOPer to rush onto the “enemedia” to announce his hackneyed vision for reclaiming the GOP from the deforming clutches of Trump and MAGA America. Last month, Kinzinger voted to impeach President Trump.

He further swelled the chorus by announcing that “the Republican Party had lost its way. If we are to lead again, we need to muster the courage to remember who we are.” So original. So inspirational.

ORDER IT NOW

“We need to remember what we believe and why we believe it,” Kinzinger continued. “Looking in the mirror can be hard, but the time has come to choose what kind of party we will be, and what kind of future we’ll fight to bring about.” (CNN)

With his Country First initiative, Kinzinger evinces his inability to comprehend that, for him, the “Country” ought to comprise of his constituents, the people he represents. It is the lead of his constituents that Kinzinger is obliged to follow, not his own political métier.

Kinzinger is a spawn of the military. While we’re at it, let us dispatch for once and for all of the conservative mythology surrounding the philosophical fabric of the military, these days (in Kinzinger’s case the reserve).

Isn’t it obvious the military is a morass of leftism, statism, feminism, reverse-racism, interventionism, propositionalism, and other poisonous creeds? If nothing else, the Trump years have made it clear that the military brass has aligned with the Left.

As for Nancy Mace’s bona fides:

“I have spoken out strongly against the president and my own colleagues,” bragged Ms. Mace smugly. “[W]e have a Constitution as our guide. The vote to certify the Electoral College is in our Constitution,” she said of the political battle that precipitated the January 6 riot. “That was a ceremonial vote to certify all 50 states that were legally certified.”

Spoken like a true Beltway Babe.

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Parler, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook and throttled by Twitter.

 
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  1. Sean says:

    Trump was a registered Democrat. What he got elected saying on trade is what Democrats in Congress (not the White House) had said for thirty years. Blacks and Latinos and the states with the most of them were the most negatively impacted by globabaisation–offshoring job losses in the US, and Trump picked up a lot of votes from Blacks and Latinos.

    • Replies: @fnn
  2. imbroglio says:

    It’s Tucker who disappoints. Maybe it’s the bargain he has to make to stay on the air. Hannity and Laura are “all talk and no chalk” as we used to say of some of our compromised school teachers.

    The Pubs are going the way of the Whigs, which is a good thing, but this may be a time when nothing effective takes their place. Rather the long and then quick slide into impoverishment and lockdown may bring about the 1984-ization of the country for a generation whether or not we remain the U.S.A. in name only.

    O Canada, are you listening?

    • Replies: @Catdog
    , @Realist
  3. Catdog says:
    @imbroglio

    We are leaderless, not powerless.

    • Replies: @Realist
  4. Realist says:

    The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is this:

    The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the two parties as long as their important issues are advanced (wealth and power). As a matter of fact, it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting. In fact, we live under a plutocratic oligarchy.

    Heads they win…tails you lose

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  5. Realist says:
    @Catdog

    We are leaderless, not powerless.

    What’s your solution?

  6. Realist says:
    @imbroglio

    It’s Tucker who disappoints. Maybe it’s the bargain he has to make to stay on the air.

    Your points are straight on. Cucker Tarlson is promoting the narrative China bad for the right, while the left plays the narrative Russia bad. Both narratives are playing to the Deep State, which gets enormous wealth from the War Department. The Deep State fears both Russia and China will put an end to their unipolar, hegemonic, warmongering empire.
    The sooner the better.

    • Replies: @Juvenalis
  7. @Realist

    The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is that the Republicans’ role in the kabuki is to show up and lose.

    • LOL: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @handydan
    , @Realist
  8. What will CPAC 2021 reveal about the Republican Party’s direction?
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/what_will_cpac_2021_reveal_about_the_republican_partys_direction.html

    “The fact that none of the big-name Trump antagonists … will be there to make their case is telling.”

    Some examples of 2021 CPAC speakers: Madison Cawthorn, Wayne DuPree, Kristi Noem, Dan Scavino, Dan Grenell, Charlie Kirk, Gordon Chang, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Josh Hawley, Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Burgess Owens, Dan Bongino, James O’Keefe . . .

  9. tentom says:

    The real Republican party will continue to support Trump and be led by him. A third party, if one is to form, will be the never-trumpers splitting from the GOP … forming a small splinter group with no chance for future success.

  10. The Uniparty goyim, and their (((Banker))) paymasters are riding high now.
    This too shall pass.
    When the Saxon begins to hate, the filthy vile Swamp Creatures won’t believe what’s happening to them, even while it’s happening.
    All their money and all their bodyguards won’t amount to a hill of…manure.
    Envision the heads of McConnell and Schumer on sticks next to each other.
    Take joy in knowing that Obongo and Big Mikey will be used for trolling bait for sharks off of Matha’s Vineyard.
    So many scumbags, so little rope.
    Speed The Day.

  11. handydan says:
    @Irish Savant

    What on earth you are talking about. Does it make any sense?
    Something for you.



    Video Link

    • Replies: @A123
  12. A123 says:
    @handydan

    Handy-hammad,

    “Toffee & The Gorilla” is a comedy bit, obviously intended as satire. The show is actually making fun of the miniscule number of anti-Christian Jews in Israel. The fact that you took it seriously is a reflection of your anti-Semitism, degeneracy, and limited intellect.

    We are not Laughing with you… We are Laughing at you…

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @anon
  13. Realist says:
    @Irish Savant

    The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is that the Republicans’ role in the kabuki is to show up and lose.

    Agreed…and they are experts at it.

  14. Trinity says:
    @A123

    Obviously the Jew must have a twisted sick mind if that is his or her idea of comedy. But then again I find Jewy humor to be the most unfunny humor out there. The Jew usually uses “comedy routines” to spread his hate ala Sandra Bernhard ( helluva last name btw) “joking” she wanted her “Black brothers” to gang rape Sarah Palin.
    And the mostly Jewish audience roared with laughter. Sorry, but when or where is the punchline?

    • Replies: @Kerry
    , @A123
  15. I suppose there are worse things than being the Democrat’s bitch. But can they get reelected? There is talk about the GOP being divided. It’s not my problem. I’m not a Republican. I’m a Deplorable.

  16. Kerry says:

    I absolutely love this column.

    Someone actually accused of being “Republican” once, I was like – “bite your tongue!”

    As pointed out by the writer, the GOP is loaded with spineless pencil pushers who would much rather discuss Bill Buckley while wearing their little bowties than actually stand up for their base, and when they do eek out a victory they spend the entire time apologizing.

  17. Kerry says:
    @Trinity

    That’s a a gross mischaracterization. One of the best stand-up comics of all time Lenny Bruce was Jewish. One of my all-time heroes.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  18. onebornfree says: • Website

    “The defining difference between Democrats and Republicans is this: Republicans live on their political knees. They apologize and expiate for their principles, which are generally not unsound.”

    “their principles, which are generally not unsound.”? You’re joking, right, Ms Mercer?

    Both “sides” are one, the two “sides” of a false dichotomy that keeps the rubes forever arguing over minor, illusory differences when the real agenda [of both “sides”] is more laws, more taxes, more government and less [or no] freedom for all of those same idiot rubes who continue to vote for them.

    Just like the Dems, the Repubes are an anti-freedom criminal SCAM, nothing more, nothing less.

    “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.” George Orwell

    “The ultimate goal of the State is to cultivate absolute dependency on it by its subjects. This is because until this happens there is a real danger that those governed will one day wake up and realize that the State is not only entirely unnecessary but actually malignant; a malevolent force actively impoverishing society to the benefit of it’s elites” Mark Jeftovic

    “Wanting the US government to have a “competent leader” is like wanting a serial killer to be skilled at evading detection.” Caitlin Johnstone

    “Governments generally do nothing but get worse—more taxes, more laws and regulations, more debt, more fiat fraud, more wars, more corruption, and more power—as the freedom of individuals who must live under them vanishes.” Robert Gore

    Regards, onebornfree

  19. A123 says:
    @Trinity

    must have a twisted sick mind if that is his or her idea of comedy.

    If you want to say it is not funny… I concur.

    Needing hottie in a bikini top to keep attention is pretty solid evidence that the humor half of the piece is not delivering. You will have to find something truly awful to be worse than this, for example Borat. “Toffee & The Gorilla” is a tale of little sound, and not much fury, signifying nothing.

    However, despite the low quality, it is still satire. The purpose of the piece is to poke at Anti-Christian Jews in Israel. Only extremely stupid anti-Semites take the piece out-of-context in an attempt to smear Palestinian Jews.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Andrew Callinan
  20. Trinity says:
    @Kerry

    Lenny Bruce was a sick fuck who thought it was edgy and funny to say fuck. LMAO. How lame can you be. George Carlin? Same thing. A legend in his own mind and funny to other lame shits who thought it was funny and “original” to tell jokes that every 12 year old prepubescent boy had been telling for years for free. lololol. Howard Stern? Yet another UNORIGINAL AND UNFUNNY Jew who has gotten filthy rich by telling bathroom jokes and acting like an undersexed boy going through puberty. Any boy growing up has heard the same shit all their lives and are bored by shit like that once they actually grow up.

    Lenny Bruce is one your heroes? Forgive me, TBH, I don’t know a helluva lot about the guy and don’t care enuff to do a search at the moment but wasn’t he a suicidal drug addict? Dude must have been so hip and edgy he couldn’t live with himself. Gotcha.

    • Replies: @Kerry
  21. Trinity says:
    @A123

    You thinking that girl is a “hottie” is actually funny to me. She is built like a 12 year old male stamp collector. You need to get out more my man. Go to Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, that girl would be a plain Jane there.

  22. fnn says:
    @Sean

    GOP was the pro-tariff party from the time of its founding until the post-WW2 period. After WW2, US was so overwhelmingly dominant economically for the first 20+ years that both parties were pro-free trade. Look up “Kennedy Round” in wikipedia.

  23. Juvenalis says:
    @Realist

    People’s Republic of China has a surging population of almost 1.5 billion, rising superpower and advanced totalitarian technofascist state with an economy soon to be the world’s largest, if it isn’t already (especially after Wuhan Coronavirus boom for CCP while lockdowns imitating the Communist Chinese model U.S. elites admire so much crushed Western economies). Due to the giant Chinese ethnostate’s old One-Child Policy with most traditional families wanting sons, China faces a massive surplus of frustrated young men relative to women. The Chinese are building a Belt-and-Road colonial empire all around the world across Africa, Asia, and even pushing to compete to draw European states into its malign influence, very much a possibility if America continues its decline to leave enough of a vacuum that Europe decides to go all-in betting on China.

    Even supposedly “American” companies nowadays increasingly put China first adhering to the edicts of Chinese Communist Party while funding subversive BLM crap in the United States. U.S. cosmopolitan elites admire the Beijing model of governance and make their money in China, like Hunter Biden. ChiCom spies and subversive agents are at work infiltrating domestic American affairs to sabotage its opponents from within.

    Russian Federation has a shrinking population of 140 million (less than half the population of the Soviet Union in 1989, far less than half the population of the United States) and is a corrupt kleptocracy run by inept oligarchs who plundered the wealth of an also-shrinking Russian economy. At its peak superpower status, the Soviet Union never reached half the size of the USA economy. Now Russia has a GDP smaller than Italy. Russia is a regional power on the defensive to keep NATO out of its backyard in the Ukraine, Caucasus, Syria, etc.

    Donald Trump was never a Russian agent despite endless media refrains. GOP is not friendly to Putin. Joe Biden is very likely compromised if not owned by the Chinese Communist Party–and so is the corporate media machine that pushed Russiagate and other hoaxes that protects Biden-Harris and the Democrats who run interference for China–like banning phrases “China Virus” or “Wuhan Virus” in one of Joe’s first of many dictatorial executive orders–again, modeled on Xi Jinping’s one-party model of rule.

    It’s absurd to attempt to equate the absolute zero threat posed by Russia (despite endless corporate media/Democrat fearmongering) and very real potential threat posed by Communist China. Russia does not want and could not hope to try to replace America as the world’s police; China has the will and the capability. Unlike the U.S., PRC is not run by a corrupt decadent suicidal ruling class bumbling its way into quagmire wars to “spread democracy” in the Middle East. And U.S. stupidly made enemies with Putin over hoax “Russiagate” conspiracy theory pushing Russia eastward into China’s arms rather than a Western partner to balance and contain PRC but CCP is playing the long game. That doesn’t mean CCP is not evil and has no imperialist designs, to avenge the old days when the British Empire took advantage of a weak China…

    Increasingly the world, including Europe and other Westernized nations, will be stuck between such Scylla and Charybdis, with the planetary stakes far higher than the old 20th century ‘Cold War’ USA-CCCP competition ever was.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Jazman
    , @dfordoom
  24. Kerry says:
    @Trinity

    Lenny Bruce and Carlin telling jokes that “12 year old say for free?” You obviously aren’t aware of their material.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  25. Realist says:
    @Juvenalis

    It’s absurd to attempt to equate the absolute zero threat posed by Russia (despite endless corporate media/Democrat fearmongering) and very real potential threat posed by Communist China.

    Russia is at least on par with the US in weaponry. China is only a treat to the Deep State warmongering and hegemony…not to 99% of the US population. China in no way has shown aggression to the US.

    • Replies: @Patricus
  26. Trinity says:
    @Kerry

    I am aware of both to know that they both suck IMO. Carlin wasn’t a Jew but his comedy is Jewy. The ONLY Jew comedian that I found the least bit funny was Rodney Dangerfield. Is Steven Wright a Jew? Jew or not, his comedy is Jewy and admittedly I do like it, so IF Wright is a Jew or Jew(ish) that makes two Jews that I find funny.

    • Replies: @Kerry
  27. Patricus says:
    @Realist

    “Russia is at least on par with the US in weaponry”. Really? Certainly Russia would be a formidable foe if we were dumb enough to fight on her borders. And, they have nukes which are suicidal weapons. Beyond these they are a pretty sorry military force. A nation has to build a formidable economy in order to develop a powerful military. Russia is a long way from that achievement. In its heyday the Soviet Union was an empty suit. Yes we all know they defeated Germans but what a price they paid.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Jazman
  28. Realist says:
    @Patricus

    Beyond these they are a pretty sorry military force.

    Since Russia is not a warmongering, hegemonic country…therefore they do not need a ridiculous war budget such as the US has.

  29. Jazman says:
    @Patricus

    The American military’s normal procedure is to overestimate American power, underestimate the enemy, and misunderstand the kind of war it is getting into. Military expenditure is a worthless equivalency, good only for propaganda purposes. It cannot be applied to any calculations which ignore the serious operational and strategic ramifications of the proverbial bang for a buck. In real geopolitics it matters only what a weapon system can do and how it is deployed , not how much it is worth ,which these days is measured in grossly inflated currency anyway .

  30. Jazman says:
    @Juvenalis

    Another BS about Russian economy smaller then Italy . Are you crazy ? It is fifth economy in the world passed Germany year ago

  31. Kerry says:
    @Trinity

    Steven Wright is Scottish.

    Define “Jewy” humor.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  32. @A123

    I viewed this strange snippet and I looked up this strange duo. There’s not much info about this bizarre exhibition.
    I thought it was something that a bunch of university students would conjure up trying to be edgy on a tax-payer funded television channel such as ‘SBS’ or the ‘ABC’ where I live down here in ‘Kindergarten Australia LockdownLand.’
    I hope there’s not another ‘hotspot’ emergency tomorrow.
    A.C

  33. Trinity says:
    @Kerry

    Maybe that is why Steven Wright is funny.

    Jewy “humor”: Seinfeld is a great example. Don Rickles is another. Rickles was just a hate filled rodent like creature who disguised his viciousness under the guise of comedy. Joan Rivers. Just stupid and lame shit. Too bad former heavyweight contender Tony Galento or someone like Galento was never in a Rickles audience. Jackie Gleason made the mistake of telling Galento to take it outside having no idea who the fat balding Galento was at the time. BAM. Galento didn’t send Gleason to the moon but he knocked him the fuck out with one punch. haha. Who wouldn’t have loved to see that happen to Rickles? Now that there would be funny I don’t care who you is.

    Jewy comedy sounds like a therapist session at some Jew head doctor’s office. No wonder so many Jews see crazy head doctors. Jewy comedy is just unfunny shit. The only reason there are so many Jews in comedy or who made it in comedy is nepotism, racism, networking, etc. That and Jews don’t want actual jobs where they have to work or actually produce anything of value. Jews have to be some of the most unoriginal and unfunny people on the planet and no that isn’t “anti-Semitic” it is just the truth. . The funniest comedians are Blacks, Italians, Irish and White Southerners in no particular order.

  34. Kerry says:

    Yeah, yeah, I had that Gleason story.

    Rickles was an insult comic. That act goes back years and years and doesn’t reflect a particular religion or ethnicity. For that matter neither does Seinfeld’s bland “what is with that?” observations.

    You don’t know what you’re talking about. You just hate Jews. How original.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  35. Trinity says:
    @Kerry

    Jewy comedy sucks. A jew telling everyone that his lame jewy comics are funny. How jewy.

    ROTFLMMFWAO.

  36. Well, mam, this was about who? and who? and who cares. I,m looking forward to barbs directed at Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney. Get a bigger gun, chamber a few rounds and start hunting big game. Leave the wascaly wabbits to Elmer Fudd.

  37. anon[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Lol, it’s that “Judeo-Christian” shtick you keep peddling!

    Now, run along and eat your Toberlone before it gets all wet in the rain.

  38. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Juvenalis

    The Chinese are building a Belt-and-Road colonial empire all around the world across Africa, Asia, and even pushing to compete to draw European states into its malign influence,

    The influence of China is a hell of a lot of a less malign than the influence of the United States.

    It would be very sensible for the Europeans to move more and more into China’s orbit.

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