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Record Growth

Third-quarter GDP growth came in at a record 33.1% annualized rate, beating estimates of 32%.

Once again, the Trump economy has confounded the experts. Third-quarter GDP growth came in at a record 33.1% annualized rate, beating estimates of 32%. It was also greater than the 31.4% decline we suffered during the second-quarter lockdown.

And there’s more good news: Weekly jobless claims fell to their lowest level since March 14th, again beating expectations.

In addition, CNBC reports that so far in third-quarter earnings season, “85% of companies have beat expectations by an astounding 19% on average.”

God forbid if Donald Trump and Mike Pence lose this election. By Inauguration Day, vaccines that they developed will be available to help reopen our economy. But in the meantime, the American people will have put into office radical progressives who do not know how to grow an economy.

Connect the Dots

It’s worth reflecting on the handiwork of the radical secular left and, ironically, its Islamist allies over the last few days.

In France, a school teacher was beheaded by a teenage refugee because he showed his class a cartoon that depicted Muhammad. French police are investigating dozens of Islamist sympathizers.

Yesterday in Nice, France, three Frenchmen were killed, one beheaded, at the Basilica of Notre Dame by a follower of the “religion of peace” who was yelling, “Allahu Akbar!”

Here in the U.S., left-wing radicals and nihilists sacked large portions of Philadelphia. On Tuesday night, they burned to the ground a Vietnamese Baptist Church, just like they attempted to burn down St. John’s Church in Washington, DC. No mainstream news outlet has reported on the church burning.

There’s also video of American Jews who tried to join the BLM marchers in Philadelphia, and barely escaped with their lives. Young followers of the anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, said the Jewish men were members of the “synagogue of Satan.”

Some critics might question the connection of jihadists in France to church burners and anti-Semites in America as being in any way reflective of the political left. But the political left does have a growing problem with anti-Semitism.

And how about the leftist billionaire owner of Twitter?

Jack Dorsey had no real answer when he was asked why his company blocked a Trump tweet warning that mail-in voting could lead to fraud, but refuses to block tweets from the mullahs of Iran questioning the Holocaust and suggesting that the only path to peace in the Middle East is wiping Israel off the map.

Every day, the American left — from Silicon Valley billionaires to leftists stormtroopers in the streets of Europe and the United States — serves up bigger portions of hell. We all must remember this when we go to vote on Tuesday and see long lines.

Don’t let that discourage you. Judeo-Christian civilization is under siege.

Policies, Not Personality

I’m not a big golf fan, but I know who Jack Nicklaus is, and I know what he has accomplished throughout his tremendous career, on and off the course.

He recently voted for President Trump and posted a great explanation that may help you or some of your friends and family members as they ponder their vote in the days ahead. Here’s an excerpt of Nicklaus’s statement:

You might not like the way our President says or tweets some things — and trust me, I have told him that! — but I have learned to look past that and focus on what he’s tried to accomplish.

This is not a personality contest; it’s about patriotism, policies and the people they impact. His love for America and its citizens, and putting his country first, has come through loud and clear. How he has said it has not been important to me. What has been important are his actions. Now, you have the opportunity to take action.

I know we are only a few days from Nov. 3 and Election Day, but I am certain many of you have not yet made up your minds. But if we want to continue to have the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, and not evolve into a socialist America and have the government run your life, then I strongly recommend you consider Donald J. Trump for another 4 years.

Speaking of endorsements, President Trump also received the endorsement of Maurice Davis, vice president of the Flint, Michigan, city council. Davis, who is black, is a lifelong Democrat. He voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but is now voting for Trump because the president is a problem solver with a proven record of results.

No Merit Badge for Barrett

The left is still seething over Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Already there are calls for her impeachment. But to give you some idea of just how unhinged the left has become, just consider what has happened to the Girl Scouts.

Wednesday, the Girl Scouts posted this tweet: “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”

That was a nice recognition of Barrett’s accomplishment and the fact that she is a role model to young girls and women. Sadly, it was quickly taken down and replaced with this pitiful explanation:

Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.

Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.

Evidently, Amy Coney Barrett’s accomplishment as the 5th female Supreme Court justice is not worth celebrating.

Sorry, Girl Scouts, but your pathetic surrender to the rabid left shows just how “yellow” you are. You’re clearly not here to lift up conservative girls and women at all, just liberal girls and women.

And here’s the proof: A Girl Scout tweet from March 2019 praising Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor is still up.

Apparently, praising those four liberals as “inspiring role models” is not partisan at all. It seems that what the Girl Scouts find so “inspiring” is that they all supported abortion.

Something to Ponder

The media spent more time investigating Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook than investigating what’s on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Just saying.

Polling as Propaganda

Famed pollster and focus group guru Frank Luntz recently said that his industry is “finished” if Trump wins reelection. All the big media polls are predicting a Biden landslide. We’ll learn Luntz’s fate soon enough.

But more and more pollsters are speaking out against what they call “garbage polls” and “polling as voter suppression,” or as I like to call it, polling propaganda. It seems far too many media polls aren’t meant to measure voter opinion but to influence it. And always in one direction.

Obviously, someone has to be wrong in this debate. And it’s up to you to prove the liberal media wrong.

VOTE!

And make sure every like-minded person you know votes too!

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