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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And a lot to cover. We’ll talk with John Schlafly in a few moments. John Schlafly, he writes his weekly column, and this week it is on the censorship pandemic he calls it A Pandemic of Censorship. And he’s talking about Joe Rogan, he’s talking about let’s go Brandon, he’s talking about the Big Tech giants. It’s an important topic.
The question I have – and I’ll ask John Schlafly this – is yeah, okay, there’s censorship happening all around. It’s happening generally in one direction. If you’re politically incorrect, if you challenge the establishment or status quo, if you’re conservative, if you’re for Trump, you’re going to find yourself censored – knocked off platforms, limited. If you’re with the establishment, with the Liberal agenda, with the sort of Covid pandemic lock everything down field, then you’re going to be fine.
And my question is who’s going to stand up to it and how? It doesn’t look like there’s many leaders that are doing it, doesn’t look like it’s happening. So I don’t know, you’re kind of whistling past the graveyard, as they say. Well, we’ll talk with John Schlafly.
So what you need to know today, and please visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com.
What you need to know today is we’ve got to come up with a rule, a name for this rule. And I think maybe it’s a Tucker Carlson Rule. So maybe it’s the Tucker Carlson Rule that we can brand it, but it doesn’t quite have it. Maybe it’s the Boomerang. Maybe that’s a Boomerang Rule. Let’s call it the Boomerang Rule. And the Boomerang Rule is this: whatever the left is accusing other people of, they’re almost certainly doing themselves.
So we talked about this, and as I said, Tucker Carlson is one that’s popularized this. But let’s call it the Boomerang Effect. The Boomerang I mean, for example, the allegation against Trump that went on with the Mueller investigation and with the media and all these kinds of things, that there was foreign interference in the 2016 election. That was the accusation. Well, the Boomerang, the Boomerang Effect is that it was actually the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, that was colluding with foreign nationals and foreigners to try to damage the election, try to impact the election. So that’s an example.
One of the ones that, one of the Boomerang effects that’s very common is when it comes to the judgment in the Me Too movement. So the news broke earlier on Wednesday that Jeff Zucker, the head of CNN, very powerful guy, has been there almost a decade. I think it’s a little bit less than a decade, maybe eight or nine years. Very powerful, very influential. He had been an early NBC employee who did the early Today show with Lauer and Couric and everything. He’d gone on to head up NBC, I think it was, when they did The Apprentice. He basically went out and got those shows. They were done in England, first, in Britain, very influential guy, very wealthy, very connected to power.
One should note he’s a big supporter early on of Kamala Harris. One of the reasons why CNN, I think was so for Kamala Harris all the time was that on CNN because Zucker liked her. And I met Zucker when I was employed by CNN as a contributor, only met him once to talk to. I saw him at some events and things. Interesting guy, very, very arrogant… Well, self confident. I don’t know about arrogance. He was successful enough that some of his arrogance, I would say, is self confidence. He knew what he was doing.
But CNN accuses everybody else of Me Too stuff, including they fired Chris Cuomo for lots of things, especially how women said he acted. Well, it turns out Zucker resigned on Wednesday because he had an affair with one of his staff that nobody knew about. Now, again, somebody else could come along and say whether this is wrong or right. But clearly in the world of Me Too, it’s wrong. Now I happen to think it’s wrong also. And I think I know that Zucker was married, is married? So, I mean, it’s all just icky. But icky is not illegal. Icky is common in the world of media and entertainment.
But my point is the Boomerang Effect is Zucker and the others are firing Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, playing hardball on his termination, saying they’re not going to pay him. And you know what Cuomo did? He said, what about you over there? And so my point is only that a lot of times when you see people, especially on the left, accusing others of behavior, they’re doing it themselves. And in policy, it’s really common now.
So you have a situation where the Democrats, for example, in 2020 admitted that they used every aspect of their every dollar, everything they could get their hands on, to impact the way people voted. They say they did it legally. And I guess no one has yet proven that they didn’t. But in 2016, they said, oh, my gosh, the system was gamed. It was rigged. Trump rigged it, Trump rigged it, Trump rigged it! In 2020, they said, oh, they said, oh nothing to see here. And again, I guess that’s more hypocrisy than the Boomerang Effect.
But here’s where I want to get to. You are seeing story after story now in the liberal media. You’ll see it over at The New York Times, Politico, other places, and they will describe in detail how Republicans in certain States are trying to gerrymander districts to protect Republicans and to make it more Republican. Here’s the truth. Democrats are really good at that. This is the boomerang.
They’re doing it in California and New York. In California, New York, and I think one of the state, Illinois, by the time they’re done, they will have gained ten seats for Democrats and they will have eliminated at least seven seats or Republicans. In other words, if somebody’s gerrymandering, it’s the Democrats.
And in places like Missouri, of which I’m most familiar, you have a situation where the legislature who gets to draw the maps is about to draw maps so that there are six Republicans and two Democrat leaning seats – still got to win them, but they’re likely to stay in those two parties. And as people are saying over and over, wait a second, most of Missouri is Republican. Why not make it seven and one? And the answer is because Republicans are able to be pressured by the media and the left not to gerrymander: “Don’t be so cruel. Isn’t it fair?”
You know what they’re doing in New York? They don’t care what fair is. You know what they’re doing in Illinois? Don’t care what fair is. You know what they’re doing in California? Don’t care what fairs. What I’m saying, the Democrats don’t care what fair is when it comes to gerrymandering. And that’s the biggest way that they will pick up seats. They know it.
And Republicans all across the country in places where they have the chance to decide who is representing by positions, by policy preference. You can’t pick who is in the seat. You got to still run and file. You got to file and run and raise money and all that. But what the media is doing and Politico is the one today that I saw as an article that says, basically the Democrats are just about almost going to survive this terrible, terrible gerrymandering by the Democrats. The headline, Dems Avert Total Redistricting Doomsday, But They’re Not Out of the Woods.
Well, remember Eric Holder three years ago, I think it was, said, I’m going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to try to influence the redistricting. He didn’t say “redistricting is off limits, we should do something that’s sort of benign and friendly and has no influence.” Eric Holder said, “I’m going to influence the elections in 2020 at the state legislature level precisely so we can pick more seats.” Now, he didn’t succeed that well. There was no coattails under Joe Biden for lots of people to win legislatures.
So in some ways, Eric Holder was a failure. But you know what he didn’t do? He didn’t stop. He continued his effort with tens of millions of dollars and lawyers. And what does he do? They legal… they do lawfare to try to get places like Ohio, where a Republican Supreme Court Justice joins the Democrats, join the Democrats, to throw out the maps that were drawn up by the Republicans.
So what the Eric Holders of the world and those interest groups on the left do is they use the Lawfare, the system to do lawsuits, and then they use the media and the PR machine to try to pressure Republicans into hearing things like, “oh, boy, if you’re going to have these redistricting things, it’s going to be so unfair to people.” And now you get headline after headline, and Politico and Politico basically says, “oh, wow, the Democrats averted disaster.” What do you mean? They didn’t avert disaster. They actually competed for the last three and a half years – Eric holder did it – and they failed.
They failed to persuade the citizens of the country that they should go in their direction. And so you watch what the Boomerang Effect is they say one thing and it’s precisely the other. People… the country dodged the Eric Holder effort to absolutely, positively game the system. He failed at that.
Now the question is why would the Republicans in power in lots of states not do what is the right thing to do, which is utilize their power to deliver on the goods, on the things that matter? In other words, there was a competition, a competition of ideas and money. In fact, it was probably an unfair competition in the sense that the Democrats, Eric Holder, had hundreds of millions of dollars.
And the Republicans, as someone pointed out, I was on a radio interview on Wednesday morning in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and one of my colleagues on there said when Soros writes a check for $125,000,000 to try to prop up the Democrats in this upcoming 2022 election, which happened last week, Republicans look and go, “oh, wow, look at that. That’s terrible. Isn’t that terrible?”
And when you say to Conservatives and Republicans who work hard to earn their money and they say write a check for $7,500, they say, “oh, that’s a lot of money.” And they complain if it doesn’t go their way, by the way, it’s a compliment. Most Conservatives don’t want to spend their money in the political swamp, but the liberals know, they know the power of it and they know the influence of it.
And so Holder had on the field of battle for the last three years, hundreds of millions of dollars and an effort to influence the messaging, Influence the campaigns, etc. He failed. And so now the victor, to the victor go the spoils. Except too often the Conservatives and Republicans say, “well, I don’t know. It’s Missouri. Let’s let them have two. We’ll let one in Kansas city, a Democrat, one in St. Louis, a Democrat, and it’ll be six to two. We’ll still have…”
Well, you do that enough, and if the Democrats are ruthless in places like California, Illinois, and New York, which they have been, pretty soon you have a structural problem that you can’t get the majority. That’s the way the other side is playing ball. But watch them accuse over and over. “Oh, man, Those Republicans are really taking advantage of the Democrats.” It’s nonsense.
All right, let’s take a break. We’ll be back, it’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. Don’t forget visit proamericareport.com, proamericareport.com to find out more. Be right back.