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Epstein, Christie, and the Insurrection

Politicians are discovering that reality bites.

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Heartlanders dealt with a mixed bag of political weirdness this week. Jeffrey Epstein’s ghost sent shivers down the collective spines of cold-blooded Swamp creatures, presidential candidate Chris Christie came face to face with reality, and a new political candidate was born after sensing he could make hay while the January 6 sun was still shining.

The Ghost That Keeps on Giving

Heartlanders watched this week as the sealed files of deceased Jeffrey Epstein’s transactions were dribbled out a day at a time. The anticipation was palpable – even if the list of associates found within the court filings wasn’t exactly earth-shattering. It was already public knowledge that former President Bill Clinton was a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express. The late governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, tagged along, Michael Jackson was mentioned, and the list basically stayed the same as previously reported.

According to filmmaker and journalist Mike Cernovich, who has taken to Substack to explain, there is nothing to find because he surmises the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the current president “lost” the information. Cernovich claims the other residences of Epstein’s real estate holdings, aka party houses, were left unseized by the feds, allowing data to be wiped clean or removed, and that “a safe went missing.” It was reported during Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that the contents of the safe were lost.

“The real Jeffrey Epstein files are the blackmail material,” Cernovich opined. “Very powerful forces have made sure we will never see it.”

In Nevada, Chris Empey wondered: “In 2024, the synonym for ‘cover-up’ is now ‘lost?’ Maybe the FBI also has a Lost and Found Department?”

Say ‘Insurrection’ Again

Meet Harry Dunn, who hopes to ride his televised congressional testimony on the January 6 incident all the way to a seat in the House of Representatives. The former US Capitol Police officer has removed the badge and wants to help make the laws of the land on behalf of Maryland’s Third Congressional District.

“A reward for his duplicity?” queried Mary Kae Larson in the great state of Idaho.

Dunn was on duty during the Capitol protest of January 6, 2021, and he told the public while under oath he heard racial slurs and witnessed some violence. He announced on X this past week: “After, President Biden honored me with the Presidential Citizens Medal. Today, I’m running for Congress to stop Trump’s MAGA extremists & ensure it never happens again.”

Continuing with the insurrectionist narrative, Dunn went on: “On January 6, I defended our democracy from insurrectionists as a Capitol Police Officer.”

“If a bartender can win,” Richard Sisneros in Albuquerque chimed in, “he has a good chance.”

Reality Bites

Former New Jersey governor and current presidential candidate Chris Christie is being pestered to give his date of surrender as a GOP contender. Mr. Christie is holding a steady 3.7% in Iowa polling and a 3.8% on the national scene – leagues behind Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy. Radio host Hugh Hewitt was the latest pundit to ask for a campaign death date, goading Christie with this statement: “You’re not going to put this over on me. You’re staying in the primary undeniably helps Donald Trump get the election, doesn’t it?”

“No, it doesn’t,” Christie roared back. “The fact is that we’re going out. We’re the only one running against Donald Trump. We’re the only one trying to beat Donald Trump. No one else in New Hampshire is trying to beat Donald Trump. We are, and so no, Hugh, I don’t think that’s true.”

Christie is 30 points behind Trump in New Hampshire, and he trails Haley by 14 points. Hewitt spent ten minutes attempting to get Christie to admit his campaign was a dud, asking again about when he’d announce his dropout date from New Hampshire – a primary just weeks away on January 23. “I don’t even understand your question,” Christie retorted.

One Lone Star Stater had an interesting analogy on social media: “Krispy Cream [Christie’s unflattering nickname] is like a Sticky Bun,” said Gary Voelkel. “It looks good but is a real pain to clean up, and it wasn’t that great to start with.”

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