After Losing 2020 House Race In NV, GOP Candidate Morphs Into New Persona For TX

Dan Rodimer is trying to win a House election in Texas after losing just a few months ago in Nevada
Dan Rodimer is trying to win a House election in Texas after losing just a few months ago in Nevada
‘Big Dan’ Rodimer? (screen captures)

Things that make you go ‘hmm…’

After losing a House race for Nevada’s 3rd District in November, Dan Rodimer is now running in a special election for a U.S. House seat in Texas.

Now, not only is this basic carpet-bagging, but Rodimer (a former professional wrestler) has done a complete 180 on his image hoping the folks in Texas don’t notice.

During the race in Nevada, Rodimer ran campaign ads sitting on his couch with his wife and 5 children in a prim, proper environment wearing a nice polo shirt.

But in his new ads for Texas’s 6th District, he’s morphed into a rough and tough rodeo character  – ‘Big Dan’ Rodimer – complete with some kind of accent. I’m a Texas native myself and I don’t know what he thinks he sounds like.

The House seat located in the Dallas area was left vacant after Rep. Ron Wright passed away due to COVID-19.

It’s a competitive race as Donald Trump barely won the district in 2020 by 3 points, down from winning it in 2016 by 20 points.

There are nearly a dozen candidates running in the May 1 special election including Wright’s wife.

Take a look at the side-by-side Rodimers.

Washington Post Exposes Fake Scandal Meant To Embarrass The Newspaper

Washington Post reporter interviews “Jaime Phillips” regarding fake Roy Moore story
she brought to the Washington Post 

Wow. A far-right organization that attempts to embarrass mainstream news media has failed to fool The Washington Post with a phony pregnancy story about Alabama Republican Roy Moore.

From The Washington Post:

A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets.

In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15. During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public.

The Post did not publish an article based on her unsubstantiated account. When Post reporters confronted her with inconsistencies in her story and an Internet posting that raised doubts about her motivations, she insisted that she was not working with any organization that targets journalists.

But on Monday morning, Post reporters saw her walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, an organization that targets the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups. The organization sets up undercover “stings” that involve using false cover stories and covert video recordings meant to expose what the group says is media bias.

James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2010 for using a fake identity to enter a federal building during a previous sting, declined to answer questions about the woman outside the Project Veritas office, a storefront in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on Monday morning shortly after the woman walked inside.

“I am not doing an interview right now, so I’m not going to say a word,” O’Keefe said.

Besides exposing the woman and Project Veritas for the shenanigans, the article is an engrossing read for demonstrating the detailed research that goes into the WaPo’s reporting.

The article shows how researchers:

• Noted the woman’s Alabama cell phone number even though she said she only lived there a summer as a teen.

• Found a GoFundMe page by a woman of the same name asking for money to help her move to NYC where she had just accepted a job with a “conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt of the liberal MSM.” When confronted with the page, the woman said she was referring to a job at The Daily Caller, another right-wing outlet. But when the WaPo dialed The Daily Caller, they’d never heard of her. The page was amended within hours that same day to say the campaign was closed.

• The WaPo called a company she claimed she works for outside of NYC and no one there had ever heard of her.

All in all, it looks like the story only helped to show the lies some right-wing groups will go to, and the professionalism of the WaPo to get to the truth before printing a story.

The Washington Post made a point of sharing that they don’t usually print stories that come from “off the record” interviews, but Martin Baron, The Post’s executive editor, had this to say:

“This so-called off-the-record conversation was the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us. The intent by Project Veritas clearly was to publicize the conversation if we fell for the trap. Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren’t fooled, and we can’t honor an ‘off-the-record’ agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith.”

In the end, all Project Veritas succeeded in was to confirm that The Washington Post does solid reporting.

Watch this video via The Washington Post. By the time the reporter makes it clear the info they’ve found, it’s pretty awesome to see “Jaime Phillips” get busted.

Trump: Unemployment Numbers May Have Been Phony In The Past, But “Very Real Now”

After years of knocking unemployment reports from the Department of Labor Statistics as “phony,” President Trump has a brand-new outlook now that he’s in the White House.

“Don’t believe these phony numbers,” Trump told supporters early last year. “The number is probably 28, 29, as high as 35 [percent]. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.”

But when White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked about the past versus present on the topic of unemployment today, Spicer replied, “I talked to the President prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly. ‘They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.’”

Watch below.

What’s Donald Trump Hiding?

Over the years, Donald Trump has said he would release his tax returns when President Obama released his birth certificate. Obama did, Donald didn’t.

Trump said he would release his tax returns if he ran for president. He’s running. No tax returns.

Trump said he would definitely release his tax returns after his current tax audit. The IRS said there’s no reason he can’t release them now. Still no tax returns.

Hillary Clinton and a lot of Americans now have to wonder – “What’s Donald Trump hiding?”

Washington Post: Donald Trump Used To Pretend To Be His Own Publicist For Press

The Washington Post has posted a fascinating ego-based story today reporting that in his early years of media attention, Republican front-runner Donald Trump would phone reporters posing as his own “publicist” to get ink in the newspapers.

Accompanying the story is an audio recording that seems to be Trump calling a People Magazine reporter using the name “John Miller.”

In 1990, Trump testified in a court case that “I believe on occasion I used that name.” He did not respond to a request for comment for this article.

In a phone call to NBC’s “Today” program Friday morning, Trump denied that he was John Miller. “No, I don’t think it — I don’t know anything about it. You’re telling me about it for the first time and it doesn’t sound like my voice at all,” he said. “I have many, many people that are trying to imitate my voice and then you can imagine that, and this sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams — doesn’t sound like me.” Later, he was more definitive: “It was not me on the phone. And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone. And when was this? Twenty-five years ago?”

Trump has never been terribly adamant about denying that he often made calls to reporters posing as someone else. From his earliest years in business, he occasionally called reporters using the name “John Barron.”

Trump’s fascination with the name “Barron” persisted for decades. When he was seeing Maples while still married to Ivana, he sometimes used the code name “the Baron” when he left messages for her. In 2004, when Trump commissioned a dramatic TV series based on the life of a New York real estate mogul like him, his only request to the writer was to name the main character “Barron.” And when Trump and his third wife, Melania, had a son, they named him Barron.

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A few weeks later, when People ran a story about Trump and Maples getting engaged, Trump was quoted saying that the John Miller call was a “joke gone awry.”

The Washington Post piece goes on to list folks who listened to the recording and clearly recognized the voice as Donald Trump’s, including his former wife Marla Maples and longtime friend Cindy Adams. Plus, the story lists other reporters who recall getting calls from a “John Miller” about The Donald back in the day.

Listen below: