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The Media Is Out to Defeat Republicans

The Media Is Out to Defeat Republicans

The longstanding left-wing mainstream media bias has now elevated into a strategic campaign to defeat the Republican Party throughout the land in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.  That is not hyperbole.  That is a fact.

It is not about former President Trump – although they use him as one of the lead arguments against the GOP.  For the past five years, the east coast mainstream media has been leading a full-scale frontal attack on the GOP Brand.

Every issue juxtaposes Republican leaders AND voters (bad) and the Democrat leaders and voters (good).  According to the media, immigration is an issue between Republicans who are xenophobic and racist and Democrats who are humanitarians. Negative stories about Rudy Giuliani and Matt Gaetz get massive coverage. But the mainstream media ignores the horrific Hunter Biden laptop stories.

While they talk about the perfection of American elections, the left-leaning press and Democrat leaders craze over a forensic audit of one county in Arizona.  Those who voted for the audit and those carrying out are mocked and ridiculed.

The press is pre-emptively attacking every rising star — and current leaders – of the Republican Party. People like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.   They hyperbolically call the Capitol Hill riot an insurrection and then report on it every day – over and over – while ignoring the left-wing Democrat tolerated anti-government rioting every day in places like Portland, Oregon.

News on CNN and MSNBC has become 24/7 informercials for the Democratic Party. Or more correctly, negative ads against the Republican Party, leaders and voters.  They are working the weapons of propaganda to demonize Republicans – and by extension, shame anyone who might be a Republican.

The broad-brush slander against a large group of folks who fight for conservative values – in opposition to the left’s big government agenda – has eerie similarities to the classifying of Jews as the enemies of the German people in the 1930s and 1940s. 

More recently, the effort to stop a Republican resurgence in 2022 has come out from behind the curtain.  They are openly admitting the goal.  They must defeat the Republican Party. And they must crush it.

There are two variations on the theme – the Democrat version and the apostate Republican version.  From the Democrat left perspective, the GOP is a cult of personality – and a threat to the Republic.  The only way to save America and restore the Democrats version of normalcy – meaning they rule – is to wipe out the Republican Party.

Erstwhile Republican media panelists and interviewees are saying that the Republican Party must be defeated as the only means of saving it from the grip of those tens of millions of Americans who cast their vote for President Trump.

That nihilistic theory is advanced by such once-honorable and principled conservatives as Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of the self-proclaimed conservative publication, The Bulwark – a magazine that has attacked the populist wing of the Republican Party with the same zeal as the Democratic National Committee.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney recently announced that IF Donald Trump is the 2024 GOP standard bearer, would she vote for him.  She said, “no.”  That answer alone suggests that she should have resigned her leadership position ahead of being deservedly tossed out. 

I hate to say that because I have always liked Cheney – and still appreciate her excellent conservative legislative record.  I do not like Trump’s personal attacks on her – or her’s on him.  As a member of Congress, I would not find her comment to be a deal breaker. But it does go against any concept of a unified leadership. 

Virtually every political pundit leans in the direction of Republicans reclaiming the House – and maybe even the Senate.  They point to the very, very narrow margin of Democrat control over the two chambers.  They cite the history of the first midterm election of a new President generally going against the party in power.  And they note that there are a significant number of Democrat members of Congress retiring. Many from Congressional Districts that could go either way.  They also recall that in 2020, Republicans did very well in Congressional elections across the country. Even as Trump lost the White House. This reduces the Democrats’ margin in the House when the donkey party should have gained.

Then there are all those tea leaves indicators – fundraising, polls, candidate recruitment, Democrat defections among Blacks and Hispanics – that are trending toward the GOP.  There is not a lot of time to overcome what appears to be Republican advantages. And they cannot do it without going to the extreme.  Democrats must take down all the guardrails of decency, honesty and – in the case of the mainstream media – journalistic ethics of objectivity to take head off Republican victories in 2022.

The biggest weapon the Democrats have is the corrupt east coast media that has pledged fealty to one party and one philosophy – and which will abuse the powers of the press by spewing a continuing and sickening flow of political claptrap.

Personally, methinks it will not work.  The American people tend to have a commons sense that thwarts any efforts to control their vote.  We shall find out in a year and a half.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Ben

    Republicans are out to defeat republicans! Cancel culture by republicans of republicans is running amuck!
    As a progressive democrat, watching you guys destroy each other is entertaining as fuck!

    We’ve been waiting 20 years for Cheney to be punished for lying. Now we we get a Cheney punished for not lying. Ohio republicans are censuring Ohio Republican Anthony Gonzalez.
    All to show loyalty to a man that doesn’t have a loyal bone in his body.

    You can try to blame others, but your platform is unpopular, your base is shrinking and you’re eating your own. This is awesome

  2. BEn

    Larry, I owe you an apology! I scoffed at you raising alarm about first amendment violations. But there’s a story out there that isn’t getting a ton of publicity You’ve written several articles in the past concerning perceived 1st amendment violations by private social media companies. But I think this newly released story on ACTUAL first amendment violations by the White House getting phone records of a reporter would be something that you’d want to write about and publicize.
    I know how you like throwing red meat to your base, this is a golden opportunity for you to bring attention to a subject that you’re passionate about!

  3. Hatman1793

    Good one Larry!

    • Ben

      Billy bike,
      For the sake of the country, I certainly hope trump runs again! It’s the best hope for the Democratic Party to keep power and further their agenda.
      The man has never won the popular vote and has reduced the Republican Party to a un civil war.
      The best thing Democrats have going for them is trump

  4. Jim Cook

    I have not said a lot lately, but, The news media is the biggest enemy the country has to battle right now, if you check it out most media is owned and operated by Dummycrats and most of their share holders are Dummycrats so therefore the only way to attempt to change things is to STOP BUYING THEIR NEWSPAPERS, STOP WATCHING THEIR NEWS CASTS( and their ratings will drop, but they will not tell you that their audiences have left them, because like everything else they do, they will lie, cheat and lie some more, in hopes you will believe they are truthful. So, do as you may, say what you think, but remember what the consequences’ are what you asked for. GOD BLESS AMERICA, ONE DIVIDED NATION under siege by by the Communist in our own Government.

    • Andrew Robinson

      Your suggestion is laughable. Fox News is still the most watched cable news network in the country. Sinclair Media owns an over 40% market share of all local news. Both dominate national and local news relative to their competitors and are decidedly conservative in their perspectives and use their airwaves to promote it.

  5. Anonymous

    Larry and Jim ,
    I just saw an article today that chronicles some of the insurrectionists pleas of “Foxitis”. They claim that watching Fox “news” made them so deranged with false information that they tried to overthrow democracy and committed multiple felonies that will lead to multiple years in federal prison.
    These are their pleas…

  6. Ben

    Larry and Jim,
    I’ve seen some of the insurrectionist are pleading “Foxitis”. Watching Fox “news” rotted their brain so much they tried overthrowing democracy and committed multiple felonies.
    Which leads them not to be able to vote, which limits your already shrinking base.
    Karma really is enjoyable

  7. Ben

    Sorry about the double post. That was weird. It wouldn’t acknowledge that I posted earlier.

    The media doesn’t have to try to defeat republicans. They are doing it themselves. Cancel culture at its finest ! Liz Cheney is OUT of Republican leadership.
    She should have taken McCarthy on a hunting trip with her dad… problem solved. I don’t feel sorry for her though, she is a war mongering, anti government ( unless it’s the war machine) Republican. Karma is real.

    Honestly though, this is fun to watch!