Friday, September 22, 2023



Dave McCormick Announces 2024 Run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania 

Republican Businessman Dave McCormick announced his 2024 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidacy on Thursday, hoping to unseat Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) after losing the 2022 GOP Senate primary by less than 1,000 votes. McCormick is a graduate of West Point Military Academy, served in combat in Iraq, and was the CEO of Bridgewater Associates before his entry into politics. McCormick addressed his supporters at a campaign announcement event at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Senate race will be closely watched, as it has the potential to determine which party will take control of the Senate in 2025. “My fellow Pennsylvanians: walking through the halls of this great museum, I’m reminded America is the most exceptional country in the world, and its birthplace is right here in the great commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” McCormick said as he announced his candidacy. “And Pittsburgh, this remarkable city, is the industrial engine that made it a global superpower.” McCormick’s campaign announcement came after he finished second place in the 2022 Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, losing to Mehmet Oz, who eventually lost to Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA). McCormick slammed Sen. Casey repeatedly for being a “rubber stamp” to President Joe Biden’s agenda that is leading America through a decline “economically, militarily, spiritually.” WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 12: U.S. President Joe Biden greets Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on July 12, 2022 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “Under Joe Biden and Bob Casey, what’s supposed to be up is down, and what’s supposed to be down is up. We can and must do better. We cannot lose our country. We cannot lose our culture. We cannot accept the status quo,” McCormick said. “My opponent is a rubber stamp. More to the point, he is Joe Biden’s rubber stamp. When Joe Biden says jump, Bob Casey says how high. When Joe Biden says vote, Bob Casey says which way. And when Joe Biden comes calling, Bob Casey comes running,” McCormick added. “Bob Casey represents six more years of rubber stamps. Six more years of inflation. Six more years of runaway crime. Six more years of an immigration crisis. Six more years of attacks on our domestic energy sector and six more years of a risky national security policy that weakens us abroad,” he continued. Casey said he and his team “look forward to the race” against McCormick in reaction to his campaign launch. “This is a very tough state to run statewide,” said Casey, who is currently serving his third term in the U.S. Senate. “It does give you a chance to have a conversation with the people about specific issues and what you’ve done and where you stand, and I look forward to that,” Casey said of McCormick’s entry into the race. Earlier this year, McCormick published his book Superpower in Peril: A Battle Plan to Save America. He spoke to Breitbart News in March about his plan to “confront China” and preserve America’s status as a superpower. McCormick told Breitbart News: China does have a plan and is exercising its plan, and we don’t have a plan, which is what this book is all about. And just to reinforce what you’re saying about China’s techno-authoritarian model, and its success, you know, a couple of weeks ago, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about an Australian think tank that did an evaluation of the 44 critical technologies for economic and national security in the world – satellites, and artificial intelligence, so forth – China was in the lead in 37 of the 44. And so that’s why we need a plan, Matt. McCormick also emphasized the need to “stand up to China’s aggression” during his campaign announcement speech. He said: That is why today, I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate. The hour is late, but our future is bright. But it’s only bright if we elect leaders who: create an economy that works for people who work; defend America from those who weaken us through bad policies, misplaced virtues, and weakness; stand up to China’s aggression; and give people hope, confidence, and faith that the American dream is alive for all. National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Steve Daines welcomed McCormick’s entry into the GOP primary, for which no other candidates have declared. “Dave McCormick has done a remarkable job of unifying the grassroots in Pennsylvania,” Daines said. “A graduate of West Point, combat veteran and Pennsylvania job creator, Dave is exactly the type of candidate who can win both a primary and a general election in one of the most competitive states in the country. It’s great news that Dave is stepping up to serve our country once again.” Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at or follow him on Twitter.

Nolte: Latest Lizzo Lawsuit Claims Bullying, Racism, Harassment

It looks like Lizzo will receive two things on Thursday: an award for promoting inclusivity and social justice and another lawsuit for bullying, harassment, and racial discrimination. Last month, Lizzo was hit with a lawsuit filed by three former dancers who accused Lizzo of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment. This included fat-shaming and not getting paid. Lizzo performs on Day One of the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Erika Goldring/Getty Images) According to far-left NBC News: The day she was set to receive an award recognizing her work promoting inclusivity and social justice, Lizzo was again sued by a former employee who said that behind the scenes, the entertainer allows bullying, harassment and racial discrimination. “I felt like I was living in a madhouse,” fashion designer Asha Daniels, 35, told NBC News the day before she filed her lawsuit against Lizzo and other members of the singer’s team. “It was totally shocking.” “I was listening to this Black woman on this huge stage have this message of self-love and caring for others and being empathetic and being strong and standing up for others,” she said. “And I was witnessing myself, the dancers and the background vocalists and my local team in every city be harassed and bullied regularly.” RELATED VIDEO — Lizzo Brings Drag Queens on Stage to Protest Tennessee Legislation Banning Drag Shows Around Kids: @SuperWomanWendy / POP NATION /TMX This latest suit was filed Thursday in Los Angeles and accuses Lizzo’s wardrobe manager, Amanda Nomura, “of doing stereotypical impressions of Black women.” In addition, per the suit, Nomura attacked the performers as “fat,” “useless,” and “dumb.” She also forced them “to change in front of a mostly white, male stage crew.” This crew would “lewdly gawk” at them changing, per the suit — which only proves they are heterosexuals. I am curious, though, as to why their skin color matters. Lizzo performs at The O2 Arena on March 15, 2023, in London, England. (Jim Dyson/Getty Images) Daniels said she complained about the wardrobe manager and was fired. Daniels has retained attorney Ron Zambrano, who also filed the August suit. He explains, “Lizzo is the boss, so the buck stops with her.” Hell, a truck could stop with her, Lizzo is set to receive the Black Music Action Coalition’s Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award on Thursday for her charity work and “commitment to social justice.” Lizzo’s spokesman accused Zambrano of filing “a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit” on behalf of a staffer who “never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo” and to “sully the honor” of Lizzo on her big (pun intended) night. Lizzo has denied the allegations of both lawsuits. Lizzo speaks during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW) No one knows what really happened, but one thing I have learned over the years is that some of the worst people in the world are those who run around bragging about how awesome they are. This is all Lizzo does. But truly good people don’t brag about their virtue and tolerance. Why? Because good people know that doing such a thing makes them a bad person, a prideful person. Lizzo has always struck me as a terrible person. If nothing else, she is spreading the toxic lie that it’s “healthy” and “beautiful” to look like two hippos wrestling in a tent. Good people don’t use their influence to lead innocent people into a deadly and miserable lifestyle — which is what obesity is. I don’t know if Lizzo is guilty of what she’s accused of in these lawsuits. But I do know she’s a toxic narcissist only out for herself. John Nolte’s debut novel Borrowed Time (Bombardier Books – September 26) is available for pre-order. You can read an exclusive excerpt here.

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