THIRD TIME’S THE HARM… BIDEN, ONCE AGAIN, WARNS VOTERS THAT SUPPORTING HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS WOULD DESTROY DEMOCRACY… BIDEN TRIES TO LINK REPUBLICANS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CANADIAN WHO ASSAULTED PAUL PELOSI… ‘Where Is Nancy?’: Biden Compares Attack On Paul Pelosi To January 6 (VIDEO)
President Joe Biden compared the attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, to Jan. 6, saying in a Wednesday speech that the Capitol rioters were using the same language as the man who broke into Pelosi’s home.
Forty-two-year-old David DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer after reportedly breaking into Pelosi’s home early Friday morning. Before attacking Paul Pelosi, DePape reportedly yelled out, “Where is Nancy?” repeatedly, seemingly looking for the speaker before allegedly attacking her husband, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Communications Director Randy Quezada said.
“Those are the very same words used by the mob when they stormed the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, when they broke windows, kicked in the doors, brutally attacked law enforcement, roamed the corridors, hunting for officials, and erected gallows to hang the former Vice President Mike Pence,” Biden said while delivering remarks at Union Station.
Biden also stressed the need to “stand up against” political violence, saying, “we don’t settle our differences in America with a riot … or a hammer.”
NYT: Full Transcript of President Biden’s Speech on Democracy (FULL TRANSCRIPT)
Good evening, everyone.
Just a few days ago, a little before 2:30 a.m. in the morning, a man smashed the back windows and broke into the home of the speaker of the House of Representatives, the third-highest-ranking official in America. He carried in his backpack zip ties, duct tape, rope and a hammer.
As he told the police, he had come looking for Nancy Pelosi to take her hostage, to interrogate her, to threaten to break her kneecaps. But she wasn’t there. Her husband, my friend Paul Pelosi, was home alone. The assailant tried to take Paul hostage. He woke him up, and he wanted to tie him up. The assailant ended up using a hammer to smash Paul’s skull. Thankfully, by the grace of God, Paul survived.
CRICKETS ON LEFT-WING ASSAILANTS… CHARLIE SPIERING: Joe Biden Silent About Leftist Violence in Speech Defending Democracy
But while Biden specifically mentioned the attack on Paul Pelosi, the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill, and harassment of public voting officials, he did not outline examples of political violence from leftists.
A man tried to stab the Republican candidate for governor of New York Rep. Lee Zeldin in July. A woman allegedly bit an attendee at a rally for Republican Tudor Dixon in Detroit in October.
A Marco Rubio volunteer canvassing for the campaign in October was viciously beaten by four individuals who allegedly told him that Republicans were not allowed in their neighborhood.
Biden also did not mention the armed man who was arrested outside Brett Kavanaugh’s home in June plotting to kill the Supreme Court Justice in his dismissal of “violent” Republicans.
WAS THE SPEECH A DUD? … VOTERS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR BILLS… SEMAFOR:
Democrats have fretted out loud that a focus on “democracy” is more compelling to party donors and activists than persuadable voters. Their paid messaging has largely focused on other issues, with exceptions in specific races where GOP candidates, like Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano or Texas Rep. Mayra Flores, had participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection or the post-2020 “Stop the Steal” campaign.
On Tuesday night, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin welcomed Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to her central Michigan district for an hourlong forum on democracy. Six hundred voters packed into an East Lansing gym to hear them talk about the threat to America posed by election denial – which, Slotkin admitted, might not be her most winning issue.
“It is not, I’ll be honest, the first thing I heard about on the street in my district,” Slotkin said.
PLUS… BIDEN HAS BEEN PUSHING ELECTION DOUBTS THIS VERY YEAR… FLASHBACK: Biden Stoked Doubt On Legitimacy Of 2022 Midterms When Pushing For A Federal Takeover Of Elections
This contradicts previous remarks from Biden, who refused to say whether the midterm elections would be fair and legitimate while speaking in January. Biden was pushing for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would nationalize federal election laws. Republicans blocked the efforts, arguing it subverts the Constitution.
Asked at a briefing whether the election could be fair if Congress didn’t pass legislation about voting laws, Biden said “it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election.”
Biden added that “no matter how hard [Republicans] make it for minorities to vote,” people will still “stand in line and defy the attempt to keep them from” voting.
Biden later reiterated his concerns, telling reporters the midterms “could easily be illegitimate.”
JESSE WATTERS RIPS… Watters Rips Biden’s Speech, Says ‘No One’ Will Question Midterm Election Results Because It’ll Be A ‘Blowout’ (VIDEO)
“That was the president of the United States confessing he is about to get wiped out a week from now,” Watters said. “No one is going to question the results of this election, Mr. President, because it’s going to be a blowout. It’s not even going to be close.”
TRUMP DHS OFFICIALS CONDEMN AGENCY’S SPYING ON AMERICANS… ANOTHER DAILY CALLER EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin ‘Perverted’ Trump DHS Arm To Surveil Americans, Former Officials Say
Efforts to track foreign mis- and disinformation under former President Donald Trump have since been “perverted” under President Joe Biden to increasingly monitor what Americans say on social media, former Trump administration officials told the Daily Caller.
Officials from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which was formed in 2018 under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), have exerted previously unknown levels of direct government influence over American speech on tech platforms, a report from the Intercept found.
The crackdown on “misinformation” has allegedly grown even after the dissolution of the Disinformation Governance Board. CISA, FBI, and other government officials have been holding monthly meetings with tech executives and even, in the case of Facebook, been given special access to flag posts online, the outlet reported, citing leaked documents.
Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the DHS, told the Caller that the report “is very concerning” and that “the federal government has no business in monitoring or regulating the protected free speech of Americans.”
BATTLE FOR THE SENATE… RCP PROJECTION PREDICTS A 54-46 REPUBLICAN SENATE… NEW HAMPSHIRE ADDED TO GOP PICK-UPS…
538 NOW GIVES GOP A 54% CHANCE OF WINNING SENATE…
FETTERMAN FALTERS… HILL: Oz passes Fetterman for first time after Pennsylvania debate: poll
Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz is narrowly leading his Democratic opponent, John Fetterman, in a new survey from Emerson College Polling and The Hill conducted after last week’s highly watched debate.
The poll, released Thursday, finds Oz leading Fetterman 48 percent to 46 percent among very likely voters, well within the survey’s 3-point margin of error. Four percent said they were undecided. The poll marks a steady improvement for Oz, whose support has increased by 5 points since September. Fetterman’s support has only ticked up by 1 point.
BLAKE MASTERS TROLLS MARK KELLY WITH RETRO ‘MR. SPACEMAN’ GAME… Blake Masters Releases Online Game To Criticize Mark Kelly’s Political Record
Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters released a new online, space-themed game Wednesday, focused on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly’s alleged failures as part of his final push to win the seat.
The game, called “Mr. Spaceman: A realistic simulator where Mark Kelly destroys the things you love” and available online, places the player in command of a spaceship with Kelly, a former NASA astronaut. A player must click on objects moving towards them in space to destroy it in order to win, with each of the objects representing a favored item that Kelly’s policy platform would allegedly destroy.
In this way, some of the inbound objects that one must destroy include “the nuclear family,” middle-class savings, “God-given rights” (i.e., the Second Amendment), “border security” and “public order” (in relation to crime and safety). As a player proceeds through the game, a graphic depiction of Kelly comments on their progress.
WE NOW KNOW WHO BROKE INTO KATIE HOBBS’ OFFICE… IT WAS AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT… KATIE PAVLICH: Oh, So That’s Who Broke Into Katie Hobbs’ Campaign Office
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is pointing out the irony of an illegal immigrant breaking into the campaign headquarters of her Democratic opponent and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
MUSK TO SLASH TWITTER WORKFORCE… Musk To Lay Off Half Of Twitter’s Staff: REPORT
Twitter CEO Elon Musk reportedly plans to lay off half of Twitter’s staff, around 3,700 people, in a cost-cutting measure that will be announced Friday, Bloomberg reported Wednesday night, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
In addition to announcing the layoffs Friday, Musk intends to end the company’s flexible work-from-anywhere policy with some exceptions, according to sources who were not authorized to speak publicly on internal plans, Bloomberg reported.
The report follows weeks of speculation surrounding job cuts at the social media platform following a mass-firing of high-level executives, with Musk denying an initial report of a 75% cut and a subsequent report of a 50% cut that was allegedly intended to avoid paying out a significant employee compensation package on Nov. 1.
CORNHOLERS BUSTED BECAUSE THEIR SACKS WERE TOO SMALL… NY POST: Professional cornhole world rocked by ‘BagGate’ cheating scandal
It’s the biggest professional sports scandal you’ve never heard of.
Professional cornhole has been rocked by controversy after the top-ranked team was accused of using illegal bean bags at the 2022 American Cornhole League World Championships in August.
Dubbed “BagGate,” the now-infamous incident began when player Devon Harbaugh complained that rival opponents Mark Richards and Philip Lopez were using bags that were smaller than regulation during the finals, which were broadcasted live on ESPN from Rock Hill, South Carolina.