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The Far-Left’s Mid-Term Game Plan: Go After Their Opponents’ Families

As we approach the 2022 Mid-Term Elections, the fact that the majority of the public has rebuked everything Democrats have tried to move during their total control of government has left them without a single marketable accomplishment on which to hand their election hopes. This set the table for what appears to be their game plan.

In a barrage of attacks and underhanded media pieces since just before the New Year, Democrats and their media surrogates are taking aim at their opponents to include their families; their spouses and children. This inclusion crosses a long-honored ethical line and relegates the total of political discourse to an unethical, slash-and-burn, win-at-all-cost act of personal assassination.

On the 30th of December, a gaggle of usual suspect far-Left fascists attacked Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, as being “on vacation” and ignoring the benign Omicran variant numbers in the Sunshine State when in fact he was accompanying his wife to a treatment session for her breast cancer.

And hundreds of miles away, on the same day in another Red state, The Dallas Morning News highlighted a disgusting tabloid-like story about US Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX), 13-year-old daughter Caroline, which attempted to sow the seeds of division between child and parent by highlighting differences in their political opinion.

The Dallas Morning News published a story last Thursday that found its way to Twitter with the headline, “Ted Cruz’s daughter says she disagrees with ‘most of his views.’”


In a recent video posted to TikTok, Caroline Cruz said, “A lot of people judge me based upon [my Father] at first glance but I really disagree with most of his views.”

The Dallas Morning News was immediately taken to task for its full-speed march over the ethical line in targeting a politician’s children with even those usually aligned to such political garbage speaking out.

The Republican defector, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida (who said nothing about the attack on the DeSantis’s) tweeted, “I cannot imagine any reason why media outlets would write a story about a politician’s 13-year0old child – especially when it pits child against parent for political purposes. (See also: George and Kellyanne Conway’s minor daughter). It seems ghoulish.”

And US Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), tweeted, “Public officials are fair game. Our children are not.”

Their sentiments reverberated throughout the political media sphere.

Why This Is Important

The fact that two stories revolving around the family members of two Republican stalwarts were perpetrated on the same day must be viewed as the caustic and fascist Left floating a trial balloon to divine whether including the families of Republican, Independent, and Libertarian politicians up for re-election in the 2022 Mid-Terms would be a viable tactic.

The initial response from the American people – as well as those in the political and media spheres – indicates that the fascist-Left – to include puppet masters Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder, and top lieutenants like David Brock and the cadre of sycophants at The New York Times and The Washington Post – has grossly overstepped the ethical line, albeit a tarnished and dented one, in their dragging of Casey DeSantis and Caroline Cruz into the political spotlight.

So, why would the Democrats not protest this incredible blunder executed on their behalf by the usual suspect mouthpieces in the media? The answer is simple. They have absolutely nothing to run on in the Mid-Term Elections. Nothing.

Joe Biden has helmed unilateral Democrat power what with the Democrats complete control of the federal government, and has achieved nothing; zero. He has failed to achieve his priorities as outlined in the campaign and then in his Inauguration speech. He has failed at re-uniting a very divided country, something he included in those priorities and guaranteed voters he could do. He has failed at adequately stewarding the US economy, which was thriving before Democrats weaponized – politically weaponized – the COVID event to win an election.

Speaking of COVID, do you remember when then-candidate Biden said this?:

I’ll put in place a plan to deal with this pandemic responsibly, I’ve already done it. I’m not going to shut down the country, I’m not going to shut down the economy, but I’m going to shut down the virus.”

So, the question needs to be asked and honestly answered. With Democrats in total control of the federal government – just like when they used unethical tactics to jam Obamacare down the throats of the American people – what has the Biden administration achieved? What has the Democrat-controlled Congress achieved with US Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in leadership?

Nothing. They have achieved nothing that can be touted as beneficial to the American people.

Okay, I have to walk that back just a wee bit. The fascist-Left has accomplished a few things. They have:

  • Served the United States up to China in every way imaginable

  • Provided Russia and Iran with the upper hand in Middle East policy

  • All but forfeited American economic sovereignty to the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset

  • Aided in advancing the divisive Critical Race Theory into our educational institutions, from Kindergarten through High School and all throughout higher education

  • Destroyed a thriving economy

  • Facilitated an even greater divide among the American people.

  • Singlehandedly hobbled law enforcement creating a record number of violent crimes in every one of our major metropolitan areas.

  • Crushed the housing and automobile markets.

  • Decimated the energy sector creating unmanageable spikes in gas and fuel oil prices.

  • Ineptly allowed the supply chain to crumble and halt.

  • Destroyed security at the Southern US border while opening the border to illegal aliens and, among them, terrorists from every corner of the world.

And the list goes on and on and on. Not on that list – and not rolling off of any serious political pundit’s tongue – is a single positive accomplishment; a single thing achieved to better the lives of the American people.

So, when you’ve got nothing – as the Democrats do at this moment, you do one of two things: 1) Retire, which a lost list of Democrats are doing; or 2) Attempt to shift the focus to a manufactured narrative.

Guess which option the power-hungry, transformative, fascist-Left has chosen.

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Frank Salvato

You can read all of Mr. Salvato's news analysis at UndergroundUSA.com Frank Salvato is the executive partner at The CompassPoint Group, LLC. He is the host of The Underground and RightMinded podcasts as heard on iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Podcasts, and anywhere podcasts are heard. He is a national political writer for National File. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is nationally syndicated. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.

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