First Night of RNC Gets Nearly Six Times More Views Than DNC’s on C-SPAN

C-SPAN’s live stream of night one of the Republican National Convention (RNC) garnered nearly 440,000 views, a major increase over the start of the Democratic National Convention that drew 76,000 views. “The numbers for Monday night come ahead of traditional TV ratings from Nielsen Media Research, which will be released on Tuesday afternoon,” according to the Hill. Roughly 18.7 million people watched the first night of the virtual DNC from Milwaukee and Wilmington, Delaware, which featured speeches by former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), according to Nielson. The Hill report continued: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s speech on Thursday night was watched by 21.8 million people on TV, beating out the numbers for other major speeches at the party’s convention earlier in the week. Still, the numbers for Biden mark a 21 percent drop from presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in 2016. They are also more than 38 percent lower than President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention four years ago, which drew 34.9 million viewers. Amazon Prime Video live streamed all four nights of the DNC last week but did not offer a live stream of the RNC on Monday night, according to Breitbart News. The article read: Searching for RNC coverage on Amazon also proved to be more difficult than searching for DNC footage. A search for the term “DNC” brought up Amazon’s livestreams from all four days of the Democratic National Convention last week, while an “RNC” search failed to return anything related to Monday’s convention. Amazon users had to search the term “Republican National Convention” to find any RNC-related content, the report stated. In addition, Fox News received criticism for cutting away from RNC coverage several times during the event, according to Breitbart News. “As the evening continued, social media lit up with questions and criticism regarding the outlet’s broadcasting choices.” “Hannity and friends talked over half of Steve Scalise’s speech. Muting him at the RNC while they babbled,” Media Analyst Mark Dice wrote in a subsequent tweet.


At RNC, St. Louis Couple Rips Democrats: No One in Mob Charged — Just us

Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis couple menaced at their home by a massive mob of trespassing Black Lives Matter protesters, issued a stark warning at Monday night’s Republican National Convention about what life under Democrat rule look like if Joe Biden becomes president. Here is a partial transcript: PATRICIA MCCLOSKEY: What you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country, and that’s what we want to speak to you about tonight. MARK MCCLOSKEY: Whether it’s defunding the police, ending cash bail so criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again, or encouraging anarchy on our streets, it seems as if Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens. Not a single person in the out-of-control mob you saw at our house was charged with a crime. But you know who was? We were. They’ve actually charged us with a felony for daring to defend our home. On top of that, consider this: The liberal activist leading a mob to our neighborhood stood outside of our home with a bullhorn screaming, “You can’t stop the revolution!” Just weeks later, that same activist won the Democrat nomination to hold a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The radicals are not content just marching in the streets. They want to walk the halls of Congress. They want power. This is Joe Biden’s party. These are the people who will be in charge. Patricia then warns about the changes Biden has promised to make that will destroy peaceful and safe suburbs: PATRICIA MCCLOSKEY: They’re not satisfied with spreading the chaos and violence in our communities. They want to abolish the suburbs all-together by ending single-family home zoning. This forced rezoning would bring crime, lawlessness and low-quality apartments into thriving suburban neighborhoods. President Trump smartly ended this government overreach, but Joe Biden wants to bring it back. The couple became somewhat famous in late June when video was released on social media of them standing in front of their house holding firearms. Patricia held a handgun. Mark held a semi-automatic rifle. While the mob of about a hundred taunted and threatened them with murder and rape, the couple warned the hostile group they were trespassing — which they were. Worse still, the mob broke down a security gate to gain access to the private road in front of the McCloskey’s Renaissance palazzo-style residence, a place of pride for the two attorneys, who spent years and untold amounts of money restoring and renovating it. Outnumbered 50-to-1, the McCloskeys had every right in the world to be out there brandishing guns. At the time, the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter were ravaging countless cities. Riots, assaults, arson, looting, and mayhem was widespread. It still is. “[W]hen I saw that mob coming through the gate with their rage and their anger, I thought that we would be overrun in a second,” Mark told the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson just days after the incident. “By the time I was out there with my rifle, the people were 20 or 30 feet from my front wall. I’ve got a low wall that separates my house from my front yard. And so, I was literally afraid that within seconds they would surmount the wall, and come into the house, kill us, burn the house down and everything that I had worked for and struggled for for the last 32 years.” “I saw it all going up in flames, and my life destroyed in an instant,” he added. “And I did what I thought I had to do to protect my hearth, my home and my family.” McCloskey was invited to appear on CNNLOL just so he could be smeared as a racist. But that was only the beginning of the persecution faced by the McCloskeys, a very public persecution deliberately designed to intimidate all Americans. The McCloskeys were made examples of by the left in the hopes we would all be afraid to defend our homes and families from these demonic marauders, these socialist revolutionaries who are nothing less than the Democrats’ and the media’s own personal Brownshirts. Although the mob had trespassed and vandalized, had essentially broken and entered, and many of their faces were caught and broadcast on social media, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, did not charge a single one them with anything. Instead, with the corporate media and the organized left cheering her on, she went after the McCloskeys. Gardner received and executed a search warrant of their home, which reportedly resulted in the confiscation of the firearms necessary to protect themselves should the mob return — which it did after Democrats and CNN painted a target on their backs. And then Gardner charged the couple with “felony unlawful use of a weapon.” “It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said in a statement. Apparently it is not illegal in St. Louis — or in any Democrat-run city — to break down doors and threaten people on their own property. The state attorney general, a Republican, stepped in and had the obscene, unlawful, politically-motivated charges dismissed. Click here to watch the McCloskeys speech:


RNC Officially Repudiates Discredited Southern Poverty Law Center

The Republican National Committee (RNC) approved a resolution repudiating the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the purported “anti-hate” organization that has become a vehicle for smearing conservatives and critics of radical leftism. The resolution commits the RNC to officially “Refuting the legitimacy of the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hate groups.” The SPLC bills itself as an expert on “hate groups,” maintaining a “hate map” that tracks them around the country. However, the SPLC has repeatedly added mainstream conservative organizations to its list, smearing their reputation and allowing violent far-left criminals to locate and target them. The RNC resolution notes that the SPLC’s smears “puts conservative groups or voices at risk of attack.” Conservatives and critics of progressivism that have been smeared by the SPLC include the Family Research Council (which is currently part of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom), the Alliance Defending Freedom, White House speechwriter Stephen Miller, One America News reporter Jack Posobiec, moderate Muslim Maajid Nawaz, and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Nawaz successfully sued the SPLC for falsely labeling him an “anti-Muslim extremist” in 2018, winning a $3.3 million settlement from the organization. In 2012, far-left radical Floyd Corkins used the SPLC’s “hate map” to locate the offices of the Family Research Council. He proceeded to the FRC’s offices with a loaded pistol, and opened fire on the office’s security staff before being stopped by an armed guard. He later told authorities that he planned to kill “as many people as he could” at the FRC, and explained that his crime was politically motivated — he had seen the FRC on the SPLC’s list of “anti-gay” organizations. Court records submitted by the FBI confirmed that Corkins, a former far-left activist, had indeed checked the SPLC website prior to his attack: ” Corkins left and returned the next day, Friday, August 10th, to pick up the pistol. The selection and surveillance of the FRC and other targets. Consistent with his statement to the FBI, a subsequent search of Corkins’s family computer revealed that on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12th, Corkins used the computer to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Website, as well as the Websites for the FRC and the second organization on his handwritten list.” Despite the fact that the SPLC has lost defamation lawsuits and has served as an inspiration for acts of domestic terror, major corporations continue to rely on it to identify “hate groups” and “hate speech.” In 2018, the Daily Caller revealed that Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter all work with the discredited far-left organization. The full text of the RNC’s resolution can be found by clicking here:

FINALLY!!!  Here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been calling out Morris Dees (the founder of the SPLC) and the rest of that nauseating bunch for years, and we’re thrilled to see the RNC finally agreeing and calling the SPLC out for who they are.  The SPLC has been a darling among Democrat politicians and the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  They are regularly referred to by the liberal media (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, PBS/NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.) as an authority on so-called “hate groups.”   The SPLC goes after groups like the FRC in Colorado Springs where that shooting took place because they’re a Christian pro-life group.  To the SPLC that should grounds to call them a “hate group.”  And yet, they don’t list the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) as a hate group, because they’re a self-admitted socialist/communist group, and black racist.  To the SPLC, that’s ok…and they get a pass.  The SPLC are such hypocrites!!  Check out the official NBPP web site here, https://www.cbpm.org/nbpp.html    and you be the judge of whether or not they should be called a “hate group.”  We sure do!  SPLC is nothing more than a far-left/liberal, anti-Christian, anti-conservative, politically correct, political advocacy organization.  We’re glad to see the RNC finally step up and go on the record and call them out.  Excellent!!!      🙂

RNC Launches Website Exposing Biden’s ‘Disastrous Record, Hypocrisy, and Flawed Vision for America’

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has launched a website aimed at exposing Joe Biden’s (D) “disastrous record, hypocrisy, and flawed vision for America” ahead of the Democrat National Convention, which kicks off on Monday. The website serves as a one-stop-shop for bite-size facts on the former vice president’s history of corruption. It features “folders” covering a range of topics, from China to Hunter Biden. One folder on TheRealJoe.com is titled “Biden, Inc.,” providing several examples of the Biden family leveraging their name to enrich themselves, as Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute has documented in his New York Times bestseller, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite. Other folders include Biden on the economy, trade, foreign policy, energy and accountability, crime and guns, health care and abortion, and China. Examples from the “China” folder include: Biden supported China’s membership into the World Trade Organization and granting China “Most Favored Nation” trade status, which killed 3.7 million American jobs. Since touring China in the 1970s, Biden has consistently downplayed the potential economic and military threats from the communist regime and repeatedly supported trade relations with China that hurt Americans. Prior to the Implementation of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China in 2000, Biden voted against human rights standards and enforcement for the country. The website features sections to Biden’s family members, including Hunter Biden, Frank Biden, and James Biden, and offers a cache of videos featuring infamous Biden gaffes and extreme views. It also provides a section for voters to donate or volunteer to defeat Trump’s challenger. “Since Joe Biden refuses to take questions from the press about his radical agenda and failed track record, the RNC is making sure the American people know the real Joe,” RNC spokesman Steve Guest said in a statement. The launch comes on the heels of the Trump campaign and RNC’s $165 million fundraising haul in July, edging out Biden and Democrats by $25 million. Click here to see this site:

Excellent site.  Check it out!

Republican Party war chest dwarfs Democrats’ going into 2020 high season

The Republican Party has nearly eight times as much cash-on-hand as the Democratic Party in the heat of the 2020 primary season. According to the latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) data released Thursday, covering Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, the Republican National Committee has $76 million cash-on-hand compared with the Democratic National Committee’s $9.9 million. “Record breaking support for this president and his policies continues to grow as we head full-force into this presidential election year,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to Fox News. “Across the country, Americans are choosing President Trump’s record of results over Democrats’ divided field of contenders with no vision for the country, and they are ready for four more years of the great American comeback he has started,” she added. A spokesperson for the DNC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Meanwhile, the latest FEC filings show that President Trump’s re-election campaign and joint-fundraising committees have $124 million cash-on-hand; while his campaign alone has $92.6 million cash-on-hand. As for the Democratic primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has $16.8 million; former Vice President Joe Biden has $7.1 million; former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has $6.6 million; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has $2.86 million; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has $2.3 million; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has $2 million. Democratic candidates Tom Steyer and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who are self-funding their campaigns, have far more cash-on-hand. Thursday’s FEC filing showed Bloomberg having a whopping $55.1 million cash-on-hand; and Steyer with $17.8 million.

Wow..  That’s all ya really can say to that.  Trump and the RNC are monetarily destroying the DNC and its cast of keystone cops running for the Democrat nominee for president.  Of course anything can happen in the next 8 months or so.  But..  At this rate, the DNC is getting utterly demolished.  That’s why CNN, MSNBC, Joy Behar at “The View,” and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream media are in full panic mode.   The Dem presidential candidates are beating each other up right now and spending all of their money on that, while Trump is out doing rallies to sold out crowds in key swing states.  The contrast is pretty stark.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Asked to Serve Second Term

The job of Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair is Ronna McDaniel’s for another two years if she is up for it. President Donald Trump has asked the high-ranking party official to serve a second term amid a stellar fundraising haul for the 2018 midterm elections, according to a Sunday Axios report. Axios co-founder Mike Allen writes that President Trump is thrilled with McDaniel’s “work on behalf of the America First agenda, effective management of the party infrastructure, and record grassroots engagement and fundraising.” President Trump’s offer comes after the RNC’s August filings showed the party raised $16.4 million for the month, bringing this cyle’s total to a whopping $252 million. “Enthusiasm for President Trump and his successful agenda is fueling our record-breaking fundraising and energizing our grassroots supporters,” McDaniel told The Hill of the record-breaking fundraising haul. With the midterm elections just 22 days away, McDaniel says Republican voters are “completely energized” following a successfully hard-fought battle to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “The generic ballot has narrowed from double digits. Now it’s at seven. I’m looking at every race across the country,” the RNC chair told Fox News host Chris Wallace last Sunday. “We have about 30 that are in the margin of error, certainly in districts where Hillary Clinton won where we have Republican incumbents. Our job is to turn out our base first. Our base is completely energized right now. The Kavanaugh hearings have just highlighted how important this election is for them.” McDaniel, the niece of failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was elected RNC chair in January 2017, replacing Reince Priebus, who exited the role to serve as President Trump’s Chief of Staff. Previously, McDaniel assumed the role of Michigan Republican Party Chair in February 2015.

RNC Slams MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ as the ‘Leader of the Pack’ for Trump Derangement Syndrome

The Republican National Committee took a shot at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, calling it the “leader of the pack for the worst case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.” “Once a respected forum for intelligent discourse, the program has turned into 3 hours of far-left hysteria, filled with more faux scandal and innuendo than a bad episode of Gossip Girl,” the email released by the RNC Wednesday said. The show, hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, refused Wednesday to discuss the controversy surrounding Kathy Griffin’s photo shoot involving a mock beheading of President Trump. However, the show did decide to discuss a misspelled tweet by Trump, something the RNC picked up on. “According to a rough review of this morning’s program, the crew spent the majority of the show discussing misspelled tweets, White House staffing plans, uncorroborated Russia stories, and the supposed horror of President Trump giving his cell phone number out,” the email by RNC Deputy Communications Director Michael Reed said. Reed notes that they spent “little to no time” on the lack of evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia or on how leaks are hurting national security. “And, if you were tuning in to get a substantive update on health care or tax reform negotiations, good luck,” the email says. Reed also notes that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was on the program but not asked if he is still holding an event with Griffin in July. Scarborough later responded on Twitter, hailing it as proof that President Trump is “obsessed” with the show.

Hey Joe!  Newsflash!  We’re pretty sure the President doesn’t care about your so-called show.  He’s made it VERY clear on numerous occasions that he DOES, however, watch “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News channel in the morning.  So, while certain members of his staff (i.e. Press secretary, etc) MAY watch ALL news channels, including yours, I think it’s pretty safe to say that he isn’t watching your show at all.   Besides, he’s said how much he dislikes MSNBC and all of it’s “fake news.”  Pres. Trump is far too busy to care about your pathological hysteria, Joe.  Get over yourself.  Loser..

Trump Picks Ronna Romney McDaniel for RNC Chair

Gov. Mitt Romney may have been passed over for secretary of state, but at least another member of his family has been chosen a leader in the Republican Party. Donald Trump has reportedly picked Michigan GOP chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel, to lead the Republican national committee. McDaniel is the niece of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Trump’s final decision comes as no surprise to people who have been following the race closely. In what started out as a huge crowd of contenders amidst the jockeying for Trump’s approval, the president-elect narrowed down his list to two choices by the end of the week: Georgia political operative Nick Ayers and Ronna Romney McDaniel. By the end of it, insiders had said Trump was leaning towards McDaniel. The Trump team had mostly divided into two camps in their quest to influence Trump’s mind. Vice president-elect Mike Pence and Steve Bannon pushed Trump to choose Ayers. The Georgia operative had impressed Pence as he was an aide to him. Incoming senior advisor Steve Bannon also pulled for Ayers – wanting, what he viewed, a political outsider. In the end, it was incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who proved most persuasive. Priebus is the current RNC chairman so naturally Trump viewed his opinion as most relevant. Priebus was impressed with McDaniel’s work in turning Michigan red this election year – the first time it’s happened since the state voted for George H. W. Bush in 1988. At the Friday rally in Grand Rapids, the president-elect showered her with compliments. “What a great job. You and your people have done an incredible job,” he said, referring to work with the Michigan Republican Party. Trump may have picked McDaniel for the position, but technically the decision is made by the RNC’s 168-member executive committee. However, a Republican president’s endorsement is critical. Numerous members of the committee have said they will pick whomever Trump chooses. The committee will vote in January.

Definitely something to keep on eye on…

GOP braces for rules fight that could decide 2016 nomination

One key committee at the 2016 Republican National Convention will determine whether Donald Trump and Ted Cruz supporters or the GOP leadership has the advantage in choosing the next nominee. The rules committee’s makeup and decisions have shaped the presidential race before, but play an even bigger role at a contested convention in Cleveland, GOP observers said. Republican National Committee member Morton Blackwell, who has attended rules meetings at every convention since 1972, said he believes the outcome of the last contested convention in 1976 hung in the balance of the rules committee. According to Blackwell, Ronald Reagan’s delegates in the rules committee sought to force President Gerald Ford to name a vice presidential pick before the men delivered nomination speeches. “That was something that Ford did not want to have to do because he had half-a-dozen leaders, had leaders of half-a-dozen states, in front of whom he was dangling the possibility that they would be his running mate,” Blackwell said. Those leaders were the gatekeepers of scores of delegates that could have shifted the balance of power in 1976, and Blackwell said, “If we had passed that rules change, I think Reagan would have been nominated in 1976. And it was a very close vote.” Blackwell said it’s certainly possible that the 2016 nomination could turn once again on the minutiae ironed out by the rules committee. The fault lines that will divide the delegates have already begun to reveal themselves. Curly Haugland, an outspoken 2016 rules committee member from North Dakota, has attracted attention for arguing that the Republican Party will pick the next nominee not the voters. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Haugland argued that there, “can be no presumptive nominee before the convention” this summer because the delegates do not know who is eligible. “The media is trying to convince us, the cable networks are trying to convince us that it’s based on the primary vote and that’s a whole different animal. The primary votes are not solid,” Haugland said. “There’s all kinds of potential slippage in those primary votes based on various challenges that could be made or various other interpretations. For instance, ‘winner-take-all,’ I don’t think will stand up personally at the convention. So those surplus delegates allocated by a winner-take-all I think are all subject to question.” While Blackwell disagrees with Haugland’s assessment, Haugland will likely find allies in the party establishment who drove the implementation of the rules it now wishes to ignore. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, the chair of the 2012 rules committee, told CNN in a recent interview that the ties that bind delegates to a particular candidate may be negligible by the time the party hits the convention floor this summer. “Even in the first round, many delegates can vote for anyone,” Sununu insisted. “And not every delegate is firmly bound.” Sununu insisted that “delegates can start voting for [House Speaker] Paul Ryan at any time,” despite the Republican National Committee’s recent statements that “upwards of 90 percent” of delegates are bound to start the convention. In a recent Friday afternoon briefing, RNC officials sounded confident that the rules guiding the 2016 convention would change before it begins. Rule 40, which governs the presidential nominating process, has been subject to persistent scrutiny and suggestions that it may be rewritten. Other guidelines offered by the RNC’s rules suggest that rule 40 is merely “temporary,” and subject to change, but doing so now may threaten the viability of the party. Subsection ‘b’ of the rule states that a nominee must demonstrate the support of a majority of delegates from eight or more states. Before the 2012 convention, only five states delegates’ support was required. Both Trump and Cruz have campaigned with the goal of exceeding the eight-state threshold, and altering the rule to accept additional competitors would irrevocably anger Cruz and Trump supporters. Steve Scheffler, a 2016 rules committee member from Iowa who also served on the 2012 committee, said he fears any rule change that would allow a nominee who has not been vetted by voters to secure the nomination. Still, Scheffler said he was not a fan of the eight-state threshold implemented at the 2012 convention by Mitt Romney’s delegates, which he described as an attempt to besmirch Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s supporters. “I don’t know where I’m at on that. I would love to change it back, but the last thing we can ill afford is a war or going out of the convention divided,” Scheffler said. “[T]he Romney people should have thought about the ramifications of what they were trying to ram through because they wanted to make a point of sticking their poker in the eyeball of Ron Paul liberty people. And again, I wasn’t a Ron Paul liberty person.” What the 2016 rules committee will ultimately decide remains unknowable, as many of the committee’s members have not yet been selected. But the battle lines between Trump and Cruz delegates and the party establishment could be defined later this month. If the party’s establishment decides it wants to change the convention rules, it would likely do so at its spring meeting in Florida, according to Blackwell. Blackwell noted that RNC chairman Reince Priebus has “a supermajority” on the standing rules committee, and that advantage will likely change when the GOP gathers in Cleveland for a convention filled with Trump and Cruz delegates. “Reince has the votes to do that if he decides to do it that way,” Blackwell said. “And don’t you believe anybody who says—if it does happen that way—that Reince didn’t decide to do it that way.” Blackwell sought to change rule 40 against the party establishment’s wishes in 2013 and tried to modify it in January 2016, but failed in both efforts. He said he thinks it’s too late to make such changes now and added that the changes would be both unfair and catastrophic to the party. It’s for this reason that Blackwell said he’s not sure “Priebus is prepared to pull the trigger on such a battle” that could end the party. “They’ve laid the groundwork for it, but there’s been no decision as far as I know to pull the trigger,” Blackwell said. If the RNC fires the opening shot, chaos will ensue. Craig Shirley, a presidential historian and Reagan biographer who studied the brokered 1976 convention, told the Examiner that “there’s always the chance of violence” at the upcoming convention, but the “good news is it’s probably going to be the most-watched Republican convention in a long time.” “You are going to see something dramatic and historic in Cleveland because power as we speak is being drained away from Washington,” Shirley said. “For the first time in a long time, the consultants are not going to be running this thing.” As to who will run the convention, Shirley anticipates anarchy. “It’s the wild wild West, is what it is,” he said. “The dirty little secret is that the first rule of the convention is there’s no rules.”

Soo..the RNC convention in Cleveland will be.. Fight Club?  Wow..  Of course this is FAR from over.  Let’s see how NY and PA go first.