Welcome to the RedState Weekly Briefing — where we take a quick look at the week’s most viewed stories in case you missed any of them. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this 21st Century Weekend Edition of your favorite (online) publication!
#1 – Democrats Prepare a Mid-Term October Surprise to Influence the Election — by Bonchie
If you’ve read this far, you probably see where I’m going with this. Prior to the 2020 election, Democrats used the threat of COVID as an excuse to push through election law changes in a variety of states. That included swing states like Pennsylvania. Mail-in balloting became common, with unmonitored drop boxes being placed around cities. Things like so-called “drive-thru voting” also became popularized as well as extensions that allowed ballots to be returned well after election day.
What that all added up to was a chaotic free-for-all of an election with very few guardrails, and that’s exactly what Democrats want to see again in November. You can even put aside the discussion over fraud. The fact is that Democrats benefit from ballot harvesting and mass mail-in voting. There’s a reason they wanted to federalize those practices while eliminating election security provisions like voter ID.
The White House is clearly rolling out a plan to try to push more COVID hysteria as we head into the fall. That hysteria will be used to justify a push to change election laws again. Democrats need something to change the game because their actual governance isn’t going to cut it.
#2 – White House Falsifies Official Transcript to Protect America’s Senile President — by Bonchie
Little did anyone know that we’d end up with a real-life Ron Burgundy in the White House nearly two decades later. Joe Biden has had numerous fights with his comically oversized teleprompter (see here, here, and here), and on Friday, he channeled Burgundy by repeating the instructions “end of quote” and “repeat the line” while squinting to see the oversized font in front of him (Biden can’t use a regular teleprompter, so he uses an enormous television instead).
Once the clip started to go viral, Biden’s assistant press secretary jumped in to claim that he actually said “let me repeat that line.” As you can see from the video, that’s just an outright lie, and it led to a legendary ratio.
#3 – An Expert Answers Democrats’ Most Burning Question: Why Does Anyone Need an AR-15? — by Alex Parker
It’s a cry we hear time and again: Why does anyone need a black, spookily-shaped, mysterious “weapon of war” — which has never been used by the U.S. military?
Contrary to frequently wild framing, the AR-15 is simply the modern iteration of a basic rifle. Take Daniel Boone’s “Old Tick Licker,” fast-forward 270 years, and you get something lighter, more capacious, more accurate, and more easily accessorized.
But why should you — or Daniel’s great (times six) grandchildren — own one? Via a recent video, gun guru Colion Noir fights that burning question with a well’s worth of water.
#4 – White House Goes Weapons Hot on the Democrat Base as Divisions Explode Into the Open — by Bonchie
Overpromising and underdelivering is a terrible political strategy, and eventually, it catches up with any politician who tries it. There’s a reason first mid-terms are so historically bad for new presidents. The excitement of entering office is quickly quelled by the realities of the US constitutional system. Ironically, Kate Bedingfield, who made the derogatory statement about Democrat activists, is leaving the White House, further underscoring the disarray.
Watching the Biden administration is like watching a car crash in slow motion. You know how it ends but you just can’t look away, and every moment has you cringing. How does this get fixed? The simple answer is that it doesn’t. The man at the top is senile, the base he relies on is angry, and those around him wouldn’t know a coherent message if it punched them in the face. Things only get worse from here.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
#5 – Biden White House Intrigue Intensifies: ‘Replace Harris’ — by Mike Miller
The solution? “Replace Harris.” Or is it?
The notion of replacing Harris would become instantly moot if Biden himself were kicked to the curb by the Democrat Party, which is not only terrified by his every mumbled word; but also fully cognizant that the buck-passing president’s failures and dogged refusal to take ownership of those failures is his real issue.
If the Democrats were smart — they are not; they are completely consumed with radicalizing America, despite disastrous poll after disastrous poll — they would show both of these colossal failures the door; the sooner the better (for Democrat election chances).