The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together. Hope you’ve had a good weekend and already. For a busy week, a lot happening in Washington DC, good and bad, some of it, much of it bad, unfortunately, but we’ll cover some of that, including and especially the immigration problem. The problem on the border. First, let’s let me walk through a few things.
First of all, thank you for joining us here on the Pro America Report. It’s Ed Martin here. Please visit proamericareport.com and sign up there for the the substack that I run. In a moment. I’ll talk about Matt Taibbi’s substack, but that’s where I do a little bit of a longer writing and I send out an e-mail probably. Twice a week. There and I hope you’ll go there and sign up. Also, please visit phyllisschlafly.com and you will be able to sign up for our daily e-mail. The daily WYNK, which goes out every morning at 8:00 AM East Coast, 5:00 AM Pacific Time. It’s what you need to know. WYNK the WYNK and you’re going to want that. Couple of links in the WYNK. A couple of comments. I usually Like a story to point to, and then one sort of take home point at the very beginning, maybe a paragraph or two. Nothing long to read, nothing to overdo it on. But you’ll enjoy it. So please go there and sign up. Well, I also do every one of these segments at the beginning of the program. It’s called the WYNK also. And so. And I usually usually match up depending on what’s happening in the. In intervening hours from the time I do. This segment to when we send that WYNK out.
But today I want to highlight for you something that I noticed. I wish I had been ahead a little faster because I I I could have been the one that sort of did what Neil W McCabe, Neil McCabe, if you follow him, he’s a very good writer. He writes all over the place and.
He has a piece called Will the Military Roll With a Trump Win?, which posted early Monday over at Red State Red State. Com and Neil McCabe is a very, very good writer. Been around for a while, does a good job and especially is good because he sees what’s happening and then writes about it. Now I would not ever say that he’s an aggregator or a a summarizer because he has more original thoughts and original and original ideas. How he puts things together. That’s the case here. But he did take a complex story that was beginning to develop, and the story had to do with Matt Taibbi, who has an on Friday last week posted a lengthy piece on what his substack is called, which is Racket News. Mine, of course, is called the Pro America Report. His is called Racket News. Taibbi has a piece that says Is the Electoral Fix Already In? and he goes on the subtitle is The 2024 presidential race increasingly looks like it will be decided by lawyers, not voters, as Democrats unveil plans for America’s first lawfare election.
Then Taibbi goes through a lengthy piece, and he he talks about a ton of stuff. Well, you should read that. I encourage you to. But also if you just go read McCabe, Neil McCabe, Neil McCabe lays out what’s going on and and sort of draws the conclusions about what’s happening and what he’s seeing. And also about some history, we’ve talked about it before, but the Transition Integrity Project which was, is now 4 years old was Launched back in the summer of 2020 and really did have ah I think a a major impact on the election, but it’s unknown. It’s not been described except in McCabe’s piece. He talks about it with some some facts and backup and some actually some coverage by his RedState colleague Nick Arama. So here’s what’s going on.
NBC wrote a piece a, published a piece a week or two ago, maybe 3 weeks ago, and it said this: fears grow, that Trump will use the military in dictatorial ways if he returns to the White House. That’s the headline. And then it goes on to describe how those fears of peoples. Is making people think What can we do? How can we stop them? And when you look at these things together, which you suddenly realize is they’re willing to do anything to stop this guy including, you know, use the election, use the the, the tools to stop the election or to swing the election or to change the election, just like they did in 2020. They admit that in 2020, they said we’re gonna use everything we can, every tool we can find. They say to legally influence the election. Many of us think they did it illegally Too, but they admit legally.
Go into court in Pennsylvania. Get a friendly judge and a friendly Secretary of State character. I think it was a county election official to cut a deal and Get more access to mail-in ballots. They did that on and on and on. They use COVID as a way to say it’s an emergency so that mail-in ballots will be encouraged and not questioned.
Well, McCabe walks through. And talks about who’s behind this. And one of the people behind all of the the TIP in 2020 was Norm Eisen. Norm Eisen and that again, RedState covered that another reporter of his, Jennifer O’Connell, covered that. And so what McCabe does is pull all these strings together. And he basically says if you look at this. You have to be really naive to not see that something is afoot.
Now I think the most important part of what McCabe pulled out of this is that there is a one figure who is at the heart of this whole thing. Her name is Rosa Brooks. She’s a Georgetown law professor, who was one of the key I think she was the executive director of the Transition Integrity Project. Maybe she’s a co-founder. I can’t remember, but I think she played a role, administrator role too. She’s a former Pentagon official under Obama. She’s written numerous times at Foreign Policy and other places and far, far Out of the mainstream, she wrote a column that is from January 30th of 2017 and this is in Mccabe’s story.
Her Foreign Policy column is called three ways to get rid of President Trump before 2020.
She talked about a military coup. She talked about impeachment, and she talked about the 25th amendment. Now think of that. This is a woman who teaches at Georgetown Law, who has a prominent position there. I think she runs one of the institutes or is in one of the leadership. Assistant Dean or something and she’s she’s a former Pentagon official under Obama.
She’s written a column saying ways to get rid of Trump, including a military coup. This is before the election in 2020.
Then she organizes the Transition Integrity Project, and that is focused on basically what are the ways that you could have a color revolution kind of action in in America in in 2020. And then it’s a lot of it happens. Of course, a lot of it happens in the context of of January 6, for example, where there was certainly looks like some people were acting in ways that we recognized from other parts of the world and history in terms of the Color Revolution.
And so you get into this piece and you suddenly realize at the very end, McCabe puts this together, he says. You know, Milley is drawn in. Of course, General Milley, who made incredible comments about how he’s in charge and how he should do things. And you finish this and you say to yourself it sounds like civilian control of the military only works if you like the civilian coming in. That civilian control of the military is a fiction for these people. Because they don’t really mean it. They, what they mean is if they like the military, if they like the direction of things, if they think that it’s OK and if they think that it’s the the person that they want and the way they want it because there’s nothing in the history of Trump’s term, President Trump’s term, of transition, that that actually comports with any of these threats. Or any of these fears.
But as you know. If you say it enough, if you get coverage enough if NBC covers it like they did, you have more and more people who say, Oh yeah, Oh yeah, we we really have to do something. We have to, we we we have to do something. In the in the in the there’s an open letter to General Miley, which some retired members of the military, you know, recently retired. They talk about how they have to, you know, Trump is is such a threat that he has to be they have to be planning for things. And and be checking things. And it’s extraordinary. It’s extraordinary. So here’s what’s going on.
Taibbi’s piece runs on Friday. McCabe covers it on Monday. This is all happening in the last four or five days, and now you’re getting some attention on what exactly is happening, because if we don’t get some sunshine on this, if we don’t get some serious focus on what’s going on. It’s the opposite of what was feared. Could go on.
In other words, Trump could win and we could see, oh, well, we’ve got to do something to stop this guy. We can’t let him take power. We can’t allow that. We we know better than everyone else. That’s what it sure sounds like when you read Professor Brooks, Rosa Brooks, and what she’s written and what she talks about and how she does it. So here’s what I would say. I recommend. Very, very strongly this piece I put the link up, Neil McCabe, understanding exactly the setup. That’s happening and see if you can. If you get the same reaction I do, and then watch for what I think will be growing coverage, I think there’ll be some grow, significant growing coverage of this story that Taibbi started. And McCabe is now giving more, putting more flesh to the, flesh on the bones and see where it goes.
My own opinion. My own opinion is. More than ever, the powers that be are afraid. Of an administration that is hostile to them. More than ever.
They were shocked. They were stunned. They were surprised by Trump beating Hillary. It wasn’t supposed to happen, but they did everything they had to to make his first term in office just an absolute tie up, and then they did the 2020 election and there was another absolute tie up.
But now they know they’ve been exposed on so many fronts, whether it’s the the front of the the 51 liars on the Biden laptop letter, or just the general conduct of Milly and others. And they’re more afraid than ever. And afraid people that are afraid back to the corner will do a lot to protect themselves. That’s what it feels like to me. So take a look at that.
We got to take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.