What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about corrosive liberal influences on politics and culture in America. Once a no-Trumper, the Tunnel Dweller is keenly aware that this most effective President is all that stands between us and our being ruled by those who have contempt for our nation and her history. This is NOT my father's Democrat Party and we must fear it as we once feared the Soviet Union. ......................

Friday, November 22, 2019


Hollywood Conservatives for Trump

How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment

The first phase of impeachment did not go well for Democrats. It needed to be a time when support for the inquiry and impeachment grew. Instead, it shrank.
"Today’s Democrats Would Impeach George Washington If They Could"

By Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist  "With the likely conclusion of Rep. Adam Schiff’s impeachment proceedings, it’s worth taking a step back and looking at how things went for the majority Democrats and minority Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
"Democrats ideally would have started their inquiry with credible bipartisan support and run things in such a way that public opinion developed in their favor. Public opinion would build pressure on Republican members toward an impeachment vote that had even stronger bipartisan credibility.
"That did not come even close to happening. To begin with, not only was the vote to begin proceedings not bipartisan, there was bipartisan opposition to it. Polling initially looked promising for impeachment, with media outlets attempting to claim significant bipartisan support for inquiry and removal, but then the polling moved in the wrong direction for Democrats.
"Emerson polling showed that support for impeachment flipped since October from 48 percent support with 44 percent opposing to now 45 percent opposed and 43 percent in support. Among key independents, the switch was even more pronounced. In October, 48 percent supported impeaching President Donald Trump, with 39 percent opposed. Now, 49 percent of independents oppose impeachment, while only 34 percent support it.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib shirts.

"A new Marquette University Law School poll found that 40 percent of registered voters in the swing state of Wisconsin think that Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 53 percent do not think so. Another 6 percent weren’t sure.
"A new Gallup poll shows that Trump’s approval has ticked up two points since the impeachment drama began, with 50 percent of Americans opposed to it and 48 percent in support. Henry Olsen notes that Gallup polls all adults, not just registered voters, meaning that a poll of registered voters would have Trump’s job approval even higher and impeachment opposed by closer to a 52-46 margin.
"And not only are no Republicans expected to join with Democrats in an eventual impeachment vote, some members expect the bipartisan consensus against it to grow." . . .

Churchill didn't say this, but we wish he had,

Snopes  "On 7 August 2018, Texas governor Greg Abbott posted a 9gag.com-branded meme on Twitter which included a statement attributed to former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill about how “fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists”:" . . .

. . . So who does deserve credit?
"Similar quotes positing the idea that fascism would come to America disguised by a different name can be traced at least as far back as 1936 (although they weren’t attached to Churchill’s name until decades later). On 18 March 1936, for example, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported on words delivered by Norman Thomas, an American Presbyterian minister who was running for president as the Socialist Party of America’s candidate, at an informal luncheon: “Fascism is coming in the United States most probably, but it will not come under that name.' ”  . . .

. . . Apparently Churchill’s name was spuriously appended to this statement about fascism circa 2010 more than 40 years after his death (and with no supporting evidence).

"Timothy Riley of the National Churchill Museum told us that these words do not appear in any of the articles, speeches, or books penned by Churchill: “Winston Churchill authored over 15 million words — in articles, speeches, books and other writings. There is no evidence that the statesman wrote the words in question. It is impossible to know if he uttered the words in conversation, but I am not aware of any of Churchill’s contemporaries who recorded or recalled the statement.”

But Churchill did say all this: Winston Churchill Quotes About Socialism

I suggest President Trump hang this in the Oval Office:

‘Bet On The Wrong Horse’ — Fiona Hill Confirms Ukraine Was Currying Favor With Hillary Clinton In 2016

Daily Caller  "Dr. Fiona Hill testified Thursday that members of the Ukrainian government were attempting to curry favor with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 with the assumption that she was going to win the presidential election.
"Hill made the admission while discussing a 2017 Politico article by reporter Ken Vogel that alleged Ukrainian officials attempted to sabotage President Donald Trump’s candidacy. The article has been used to prove that Ukraine, in addition to Russia, had some role in interfering with the US election." . . .     
"Vogel reported, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.' ” . . .

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Flashback: In 1987, Biden’s Presidential Campaign Was Derailed By Charges Of Plagiarism

Slate; 2008: Why Biden’s plagiarism shouldn’t be forgotten.

. . . "But Biden’s exit from the 1988 race is worth recalling in detail, because his transgressions far exceeded Obama’s own relatively innocent lifting of rhetorical set pieces from his friend Deval Patrick, which occasioned a brief flap last February. Biden’s misdeeds encompassed numerous self-aggrandizing thefts, misstatements, and exaggerations that seemed to point to a serious character defect. In some ways, the 1988 campaign—in which scandal forced not just Biden but also Gary Hart from the race—marked a watershed in the absurd gotcha politics that have since marred our politics and punditry. But unlike Hart’s plight, Biden’s can’t be blamed on an overly intrusive or hectoring press corps. The press was right to dig into this one.." . . .

From Snopes: Then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden withdrew from the 1988 presidential race after admitting to plagiarism and exaggeration of his academic record.
. . .The announcement came 10 days after the New York Times‘ Maureen Dowd reported that Biden had “lifted” parts of a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock, “with phrases, gestures and lyrical Welsh syntax intact,” for use in a 23 August 1987 debate at the Iowa State Fair . . .
"A September 17, 1987 broadcast of the PBS NewsHour discusses how Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential bid was derailed by charges of plagiarism."

Part 2: CNN Leadership and Staffers Reveal True Sentiments; Network Picks Favorites Among Democratic Candidates on Eve of Debate

Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media. We encourage brave insiders at these organizations to come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.

  • CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez Says, ‘Joe Biden Has a Problem’ Because of his Son’s Foreign Business Dealings; “It Looks Bad. It Smells Bad.”
  • CNN President Jeff Zucker Pushes Kamala Harris’ Demand to Take Down Trump’s Twitter Account; “I Think it’s a Good Segment…Not Going to Happen, But it’s a Good Talking – it’s a Good Segment.”
  • Zucker on Harris: “She is Also Retooling Her Struggling Campaign.”
  • CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra Says Network is Less Fair to Andrew Yang and Amy Klobuchar, “They’re Pro-Top Contenders.”
  • Sierra: “I Think They Like Warren a Lot” “…They Don’t Like Tulsi Gabbard”
  • CNN Media Coordinator Nick Neville Says “People Would Change the Channel” if Network Broadcasted a Biden Rally.
  • CNN VP and Political Director David Chalian Believes That Andrew Yang Will Not Become the Democratic Nominee for President.
  • CNN Insider Cary Poarch: “I Actually Came to CNN a Registered Democrat. I Campaigned and Voted for Bernie in the Primaries of the 16’ election;” “…All That I Thought I Knew and Hoped to be at CNN Was False.”
  • Poarch: “It’s an Unwritten Rule That if You Are Center, Center Right, or Heaven Forbid, Full Right Republican Trump Supporter, Then You Are Not Welcome at CNN.”
  • Insider Cary Poarch Wants ‘Free and Fair Election’ and Not ‘Some Ideology Shoved Down My Throat;’ Wants CNN to ‘Get Back to the Facts and Get Back to Reporting the News.’ "

It’s Over. Black Activists Have Yanked Kamala Harris’ ‘Black Card’

Hardly anyone else has dared to bring up Harris' heritage, instead giving her a free pass for speaking out on African American issues. Harris also uses her black identity to talk about issues like reparations. This is even more absurd considering her ancestors owned slaves. But she talks about it as if she's a victim.

WND  "The left is excited about Sen. Kamala Harris running for president because she's a black female. But she's not African American. The term "typically refers to descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States." Harris is half Jamaican and half Indian. And her father says their ancestors owned slaves.
"However, she's trying to play the race card in the presidential election to attract the black vote. She tried to portray Joe Biden as a racist during the first Democratic debates last week.
"It's personal and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country," Harris said, referring to praise Biden had given segregationists he worked with in Congress. "It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bussed to school every day. And that little girl was me."
"Ali Alexander, an outspoken conservative activist who is half African American and half Arab, was disgusted with Harris pulling the race card during the debate. He called her out on her heritage Thursday. Alexander tweeted, "Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It's disgusting. Now using it for debate time at #DemDebate2? These are my people not her people. Freaking disgusting." Unlike Harris, Alexander's ancestors lived through slavery and the Jim Crow era. Harris' parents moved to the U.S. in 1960-61, the tail end of Jim Crow laws." . . .  Emphasis mine, TD

It’s Over. Black Activists Have Yanked Kamala Harris’ ‘Black Card’
"Kamala Harris’ doomed-to-fail 2020 presidential run is over before it even started because she is no longer allowed to be black. Yesterday super-white lunatic Chris Matthews questioned Harris’ blackness, but he lacks the skin pigmentation to make such a call. Today however, black activists have decided that Harris is not black and therefore just another rich white elitist running for president. With this unfortunate news, Elizabeth Warren is now the most ethnic democrat running for president.
"Black activist Tariq Nasheed ran the numbers and Kamala Harris doesn’t qualify as black:"

Kamala Harris has never identified herself with Black people, but now that she's running for president and she need the Black vote, her camp is trying to say things like "Kamala is Black because she went to Howard University".....
Rachel Dolezal went to Howard too
. . . 
Kamala Harris’ doomed-to-fail 2020 presidential run is over before it even started because she is no longer allowed to be black. Yesterday super-white lunatic Chris Matthews questioned Harris’ blackness, but he lacks the skin pigmentation to make such a call. Today however, black activists have decided that Harris is not black and therefore just another rich white elitist running for president. With this unfortunate news, Elizabeth Warren is now the most ethnic democrat running for president.
"Black activist Tariq Nasheed ran the numbers and Kamala Harris doesn’t qualify as black:

Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸
Kamala Harris has never identified herself with Black people, but now that she's running for president and she need the Black vote, her camp is trying to say things like "Kamala is Black because she went to Howard University".....
Rachel Dolezal went to Howard too
Derrick Cress 🇺🇸
Replying to @tariqnasheed
Two of a kind. It's sad that the one on the right embraced black culture while the one on the left has rejected the culture until now.

'Coup' Concerns Suddenly Don't Seem So Far-Fetched

"Former CIA Boss Celebrates Impeachment: 'Thank God for the Deep State!' "

Victor Davis Hanson  "For most of the last three years, Donald Trump's critics have scoffed at supposed "conspiracy theories" that claimed a "deep state" of bureaucrats were aborting the Trump presidency. We have been told the word "coup" is hyperbole that reveals the paranoid minds of Trump supporters.
"Yet oddly, many people brag that they are proud members of a deep state and occasionally boast about the idea of a coup.
"Recently, former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin proclaimed in a public forum, "Thank God for the deep state." Former CIA director John Brennan agreed and praised the "deep state people" for their opposition to Trump.
"Far from denying the danger of an unelected careerist bureaucracy that seeks to overturn presidential policies, New York Times columnists have praised its efforts to nullify the Trump agenda.
"On the first day of the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called his initial two witnesses, career State Department diplomats William Taylor, Jr. and George Kent. Far from providing damning evidence of criminal presidential behavior, Taylor and Kent mostly confined themselves to three topics: their own sterling resumes, their lack of any firsthand knowledge of incriminating Trump action, and their poorly hidden disgust with the manner and substance of Trump's foreign policy." . . .

The ‘Coup Klutz Clan’: The Pistol-toting Gang That Just Can’t Shoot Straight

Canada Free Press

Infamy will forever define all members of the ‘Coup Klutz Clan’, depicted here in the cartoon caricatures of Canada Free Press cartoonist, Dag Barkley.
"In the end, it will not be their crazed impeachment demands that will define the ‘Coup Klutz Clan’ but INFAMY—‘The Pistol-toting Gang That Just Can’t Shoot Straight’.
After all the histrionics of Adam Schiff televised LIVE at the Impeachment ‘Inquiry’ with one bureaucrat after another having to admit they have no evidence of wrong doing by President Donald Trump, they’re shooting themselves in their own feet.
"This is where they stand after all has been said and done:
" ‘Trump Approval Holds Steady in Face of Impeachment Probe’. (Gallup, Nov. 20, 2019)
• President Donald Trump’s approval has risen back to 43%
• Disapproval of Trump has fallen to 54%
• Trump’s handling of the economy remains his strongest area
“Despite days of focus by national and international news media on the impeachment proceedings currently underway in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating remains statistically similar to where it has been for weeks. Gallup’s latest poll, fielded Nov. 1-14, failed to show a noticeable impact of the impeachment hearings in Congress on presidential approval. In fact, the last time the president’s approval rating was 43% was in mid-September, just before news outlets began to report that a whistleblower complaint had been filed regarding a call between Trump and the president of Ukraine.”
"That News and Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk’s latest must have Democrats pulling their own hair (or what’s left of it) out by the roots: . . ."
"After a month of Democrats’ impeachment hoax, the latest 2020 Wisconsin poll has
@realDonaldTrump leading EVERY major Democrat contender:
“Trump Vs Biden—47 to 44“Trump Vs Warren—48 to 43“Trump Vs Sanders—48 to 45“Trump Vs Buttigieg—48 to 39"

MSNBC Dem debate moderators pushed impeachment and hard left policies

Thomas Lifson  "The Democrats might want to rethink their choice of presidential debate sponsors.  Last night's debate on MSNBC featured moderators pushing far-left issues that may please the base but drive away the centrist voters who hold the balance of power.
"Rachel Maddow, the cable channel's biggest star, repeatedly brought up impeachment, an issue that has little appeal beyond the fever swamps, one that the candidates have not been enthusiastic about pushing." . . .
. . .
"The Democrats shamefully refused the offer of Fox News to host a presidential debate, apparently on the theory that probing questions from a network they identify as conservative would cause them discomfort.  But in terms of impact on the voters in November, an ability to speak to issues beyond those obsessing the far left would be far more helpful to them than the leftist goading coming from MSNBC anchors."

Global warming, mental illness, and Greta Thunberg

Global warming, mental illness, and Greta Thunberg " . . .La Vagabonde will take roughly three weeks to reach Spain, where Thunberg hopes to arrive in time for the next round of United Nations-sponsored climate talks.
"Without a doubt, Thunberg's travels across North America, which included angrily lecturing world leaders at the United Nations, have gained her fame and notoriety. This is reminiscent of another child, anti-gun activist David Hogg, being elevated to celebrity status overnight. Both Hogg and Thunberg have been honored not because either has any insights, but because they are fresh faces useful in advancing leftist causes.
"Thunberg's case is the stranger of the two. Not only is she a child leading the man-made climate change parade, but a mentally ill one at that. As Thunberg herself has repeatedly stated, she suffers from Asperger's syndrome, classified as a mental disorder by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), along with several other mental conditions. 
"In Greta Thunberg's eyes, her mental illness is not an impediment to her analyzing the hard science behind climate. On the contrary, it's actually an asset. She cites one advantage of Asperger's syndrome is that it provides "remarkable focus and persistence." Or in Greta's case, could we perhaps say the 'remarkable focus' is an obsession?"  . . .

Obama to Greta: 'You and Me, We're a Team'  . . ."If she thinks Obama is on her team, she’s one of the most gullible and uninformed 16-year-olds in the world. Since she apparently knows little about his carbon-consumptive living, I will share that information here. According to TIME, following are a few of the lifestyle choices he made in the first five months after leaving the White House in January 2017, each of which speaks volumes about how seriously he takes his own feigned call for “each and every one of us” to make drastic cutbacks in the use of fossil fuels.' . . . Here are the cutbacks the Obama's have yet to make.
How does this sanctimonious man get away with such stunning hypocrisy?  He gets away with it because the corrupt mainstream media never call him out for consuming the unconscionable amounts of carbon energy needed to fuel his insatiable appetite for lavish living, the planet be damned.
Satire. Much like Schiff's version of Trump's phone call:  Impeachment Committee Calls First Star Witness Greta Thunberg
. . . " 'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!" she shouted, pounding the table in front of her. The crowd began to get emotional, weeping and shouting and screaming at the sky all at once. "This is all wrong! I shouldn't be here. I should be back in school!"'Even Schiff himself shed a few tears and led the committee in a standing ovation for Thunberg's bravery. "I think we've heard enough. I declare Donald Trump impeached!" Sadly, Schiff was later informed that he couldn't simply declare impeachment."Thunberg concluded her testimony by shouting, "PEOPLE ARE DYING!" to thunderous applause."The committee is now expected to call on other star witnesses like Alyssa Milano, Jane Fonda, and Debra Messing."
Greta Thunberg Mural Equipped With Laser Eyes That Shoot At SUVs

Mister Vindman as Ukrainian Asset?

Image by Timothy Bishop
Enter Alexander Semyonovich Vindman. Born Александр Семёнович Виндман (yes, you read that, uh, not right) in “Kiev, Soviet Union (now Ukraine),” he’s currently Director for European Affairs for the National Security Council. His Wikipedia bio also reads, under the “Military service” category, “Allegiance: United States.” Well, we would hope.
[Mister] Lieutenant Colonel Vindman as Ukrainian Asset?  "The Army’s answer to Seinfeld’s George Costanza, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, made quite the statement Tuesday when admitting under oath that he was offered the position of Minister of Defense of Ukraine — three times. Vindman and the Ukrainian official extending the offer now both insist it was a joke, which may be true or not. But it’s irrelevant.
"It should first be noted that a joke isn’t laugh-inducing the third time. All the same, the official who made the offer, Ukraine's former Chairman of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksander Danylyuk, wouldn’t be the first to overuse a line he fancied funny. But if it actually was funny even the first time, it would only be because of what it reflected: the same thing it would if it was uttered seriously.
"And the offer would only be made seriously if it was so clear that the Ukrainian-born Vindman was in Ukraine’s corner, that his passions and heart lay with the nation, that he could be trusted to be loyal to it — maybe even more loyal than he’d be to the U.S." . . .