Crom’s Crommentary: Proposes Repercussions for Elite Left-Wing Law Schools’ Debate-Stifling Stance

Crom’s Crommentary: Proposes Repercussions for Elite Left-Wing Law Schools’ Debate-Stifling Stance

Live from Music Row, Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL:

Michael, this commentary is really adding to the guests that you had on the show as I was driving in talking about the courts. And the title of this Wall Street Journal article is “The Battle for State Supreme Courts.”

And it points out that in many states where they elect their members of the Supreme Court, the Democrats are trying to pick people who will legislate from the bench. Surprise, surprise.

And they give an example of an egregious decision. And this is where in Pennsylvania, in the 2020 rewrite of the election law – now, the election law, the state statute in Pennsylvania, clearly states that mail ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. It’s unequivocal. That’s what it says.

And the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania said, we don’t really care what it says. By a four-to-three decision they decreed that because of COVID there were no exceptions. Pennsylvania declared that ballots could arrive three days later without a postmark – and that’s key, without a postmark – to be considered valid. And so the state Supreme Court of Pennsylvania took the law and just simply ignored it for their own personal reasons. And then this goes on, talks about other examples, but there’s a paragraph in here that is important to me.

It says Republicans are now trying to play catch-up. The Republican State Leadership Committee in 2019 helped to block the last effort to capture the Wisconsin Supreme Court. This year, their court bowed to the legislative redistricting map.

The article, though, goes and points out to me that it shows the Republicans are always playing defense. So this gets to the question that you ask, what can Republicans do with these elite leftist law schools that are really stifling debate?

And the answer deals with the tax code. You can take away their tax-exempt endowments and you can also make a dramatic change in student loans if they don’t adhere to the policies of the federal government.

This is more than accepting the status quo. This is becoming proactive against those people. If they want a big government, if they want to support big government, then by golly, they simply should be the ones who help pay for it.

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Crom’s Crommentary: The Cheat Is in as Biden Speech Urges Voters Not to Question Results

Crom’s Crommentary: The Cheat Is in as Biden Speech Urges Voters Not to Question Results

Live from Music Row, Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL:

Biden gave a speech, I guess what, Wednesday night, and so you and I haven’t had a chance to discuss it. But there were a couple of things about this speech that are worth noting. There are two things. There’s a level of desperation in the speech and in Obama’s speech and all the commentators.

Essentially the world will end if Republicans retake the House. And so they’re claiming, yelling and screaming about our democracy at a time of voting, which the irony of that is, well, it’s actually just way over my head that they do that.

But Biden said one thing that was interesting. He said, now, do not question the election. Under no circumstance are you allowed to question the election of next Tuesday. You cannot do it. Oh, and by the way, it may take days to count the votes.

Those two things in combination, if I was going to cheat, I would have to know how many votes I needed in order to win the election, and then I would have to have time in order to somehow work them into the system.

And I think that part was read off the teleprompter. I don’t think he said that just kind of on a whim on his own. If he did, then you could excuse it for his kind of ineptitude in the way he talks. But this was read off his teleprompter, so it was part of the speech.

And so that is a great concern to me because in every election cycle except the very last one, which was done during COVID in every other one, we haven’t had any trouble, especially in the midterms, counting votes and getting the answers in.

And the winner was selected on the night of the vote. We’ve had no problem at all. And so all of a sudden, under the Biden administration, somehow we’re being warned. Two things: One is it may take many days. It may take many days.

Oh, and by the way, even if it does take many days, you cannot question the results. No matter what the results are, you cannot question them. And then I read that in Michigan, for example, there are 25,000 dead people that are knowingly still on the voter rolls and the Secretary of State up there is a Democrat, and she is fighting in court to keep the 25,000 dead people on the voter rolls.

Now, why on earth would you do that if you know that they’re there unless you want to use dead people to cheat? That is not even rational. There is no other possible explanation for keeping dead people on the voter rolls than I want to keep them on there so I can vote in their names.

But the Republicans up there are wise to it. They’ve gone through the voter rolls, and they’ve identified the 25,000 dead people. And so if those people come in and register to vote, the Republicans, I think, are ready for that.

And then the question is, what do you do to people who knowingly cheat? And so while I believe that the public is completely exasperated with the Democrat policies of inflation, economy, jobs, crime, the border, and education, there’s just not hardly anything in our daily lives the Democrats haven’t wrecked.

I’ve got friends who are Democrats. The friends I have who are Democrats would not be doing what the national party is doing. But unfortunately, the voters have to look at what the national party is doing in the House and the Senate.

And in this case, we can’t vote on the presidency, but we can vote on every House seat, and we can vote on many Senate seats. And so that will be reflected. But in those states that don’t report on the night of the election, you have to assume that because that’s never happened before in a midterm, there is a reason that those states are not able to count the votes and report the votes on the night of the election.

And I fear that the only rational way to look at that is to assume that they are not able to on purpose. Which means they’re trying to figure out a way to cheat.

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Crom’s Crommentary: Enormous Debt, Corruption, and Two Tiers of Justice

Crom’s Crommentary: Enormous Debt, Corruption, and Two Tiers of Justice

Live from Music Row, Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL:

Michael, I want to talk a little bit about two or three subjects, but they’re all related. And Ray Dalio, who is one of the great fund managers of all time, wrote a book that is not a particularly easy book to read, but it’s a very, very good book. It’s called the Changing World Order.

And why nations succeed and fail is the subtitle. It’s a wonderful, wonderful book. And what he points out in the book is that countries fail. And I’m not talking about the whole country getting blown up and dying.

I’m just talking about the government’s failure, the economy fails and things are absolutely terrible, and then that is washed away, and there’s a new start. And what he says is that debt at the government level is rising.

Debt is always the key to seeing, to being able to foresee these types of events. But I would like to add to that I think that’s true. That part is absolutely true. But I’d like to add that there’s also a general rise in the level of corruption at the government level that also is part of it.

When I look at what’s going on right now, you’ve got two stories in the news right now that show a level of corruption in Washington and in our media that frankly, I’ve never seen before.

And one is you have the Biden administration, which is now threatening Saudi Arabia, openly threatening them for doing what they have every right to do, and that is to determine how much oil they produce threatening them.

But before they secretly said, well, just keep producing for another 30 days through the election. If you go back and listen to the sound bites of the media when Donald Trump was talking to Zelensky and what they were talking about was peanuts compared to what Biden is doing.

Biden is now threatening to withhold military support to Saudi Arabia, and he’s even called off a meeting of all of the Middle East allies even though there’s a rising threat from their greatest enemy which is Iran.

But in the media, the media is taking exactly the opposite position on the very same issue. If this isn’t a quid pro quo, then we might as well just take the definition of quid pro quo off the table.

The other story that’s going on right now that speaks to this level of general corruption in Washington is what we’re learning about through the Durham investigation about how the FBI and the Justice Department, but especially the FBI, treated the so-called Steele Dossier, which was nothing but a bogus document.  First of all, we’ve now learned that the so-called source of the Steele Dossier who has been indicted was made an informant and paid by the FBI.

Then he was offered a million dollars to provide any support to justify the claims that he made in the dossier. And he was unable to do that. He’s offered a million dollars. So here’s a guy that the FBI had already determined was a criminal, and now they’re offering them a million dollars apparently to make something up and to give them some false evidence. It’s just absolutely astounding.

We also now learned that an associate of Michael Sussmann got off only because he was tried in Washington D.C., and we discussed the need to increase to move our trials so that they’re all over the country.

There should be some trials in Washington, DC. It ought to be one out of 51. And the rest of them ought to be tried across the country in counties where you have regular Americans and not people who are just tied to the government.

But you have Rodney Joffee, who is an associate who also made a confidential informant to protect him. The corruption in the FBI, which has always been there since Hoover, but it’s getting worse. And now you have this so-called bombshell story that there is evidence that Trump oversaw the moving of boxes from one room in Mar-a-Lago to another room in Mar-a-Lago and that somehow shows obstruction of justice.

And the same media that reporting that is reporting that as a bombshell is the same media that lied to us about the Steele dossier and the same media that protected Hillary Clinton when her people used hammers to destroy their cell phones and their laptops and the same media that claimed that Hunter Biden’s laptop wasn’t really his laptop.

You had this problem of enormous debt coupled by a level of corruption and two tiers of justice. And civil society cannot continue on that basis.

And it’s very important that if Republicans regain power in the administration that those who are acting in this manner be held to account and treated as other lawbreakers and other people who have obstructed justice have been treated in our country.

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Crom’s Crommentary: ‘My Body My Choice’, but No Choice from Democratic Party Except for Abortion

Crom’s Crommentary: ‘My Body My Choice’, but No Choice from Democratic Party Except for Abortion

Live from Music Row, Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL:

There are actually two issues that fit together in this Crommentary. One is a headline in The Wall Street Journal this morning that says “Biden Goes After Gig Workers.” There are 20 million. A gig worker is somebody who’s an independent contractor.

They might be an Uber driver or a Lyft driver. They might be a programmer. But they want to have the freedom to work when they want to. And they work typically by the hour, or as a Lyft driver, for a fee that they charge.

But they get to choose their own hours and they get to have flexibility. Well, Biden wants to force 20 million gig workers to become employees by definition. This is against their choice.

Many of these gig workers, by the way, are female. My body, my choice? Not when it comes to your employment, thank you very much. But there are 20 million. And the courts have already ruled and defined what a full-time employee, what the definition is.

So I’m not quite sure what Biden expects to accomplish from this, because there’ll be some lawsuits and then his initiative will fail. But it shows you that Biden wants to use the government to force – force employees, no choice – force employees, men and women, into unions.

A related story – and there are two of them from The Epoch Times headline: “Pfizer Executive Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release.” So what the heck was the whole purpose of it if it wasn’t for that?

But there are many healthcare workers and military people, women, especially in health care, but also in the military, who did not want to take the vaccine because they were young and healthy.

My body, my choice. Once again, what did Biden do? He said I’m going to force you to put something in your body that you don’t want. And now we know that the whole purpose of the vaccine, if it was to help prevent transmission, which is what they said it would do, was a lie.

It had not been proven. In fact, it’s now proven that it didn’t do that. Then the next one is also from The Epoch Times. “CDC Won’t Release Review of Post-Vaccine Heart Inflammation.” We now know from other studies from other countries that young men between the ages 18 and 29 in particular, who’ve had the vaccine, have many, many times greater likelihood of getting a serious, serious heart issue, including death.

And the CDC apparently finally has the information and it must be so bad in the U.S. that they won’t release it. But once again, my body, my choice. And so what you get with the Democrats is that they’re all in favor of pro-choice on one issue.

They want women to have the ability or the right to have an abortion all the way up to the day of  or including the day of delivery. And by the way, that issue is not resonating the way the Democrats wanted it to because it’s a state-by-state issue now to determine what the limitations are.

But the whole my body my choice when it comes to working, when it comes to where you’re going to send your kids to school or whether or not you are forced to take the vaccine, women have no choice in the world of the Democratic Party.

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Crom’s Crommentary: Democrats, the Party of Billionaires and White Elitists Who Rule by Force

Crom’s Crommentary: Democrats, the Party of Billionaires and White Elitists Who Rule by Force

Live from Music Row, Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL:

Michaelm this commentary is not about any particular thing that’s happened. When you look at all the things that are happening that are inspired by leftist thinking and then you see what the results are, you begin to recognize that the way the Left thinks and the way they want to organize the world is through pure force.

And even when things don’t work exactly the way that they expected, or in fact worked out to be exactly the opposite of what they say, they continue with the idea of force.

There was a testimony yesterday; I don’t know the name of the female professor from one of the universities in California, and she was testifying before a Senate committee over Roe v. Wade.

It became clear that she thinks that a man can identify as a woman and if you don’t then call that person a woman, just by the fact that they identify or vice versa, that somehow you are encouraging them to commit suicide.

She wouldn’t answer Senator John Cornyn’s question about whether or not a baby the day before birth has value. It took her two full seconds to answer the question, does a baby that has been born alive have value?

She had to really think hard about how to answer that question. And so you see that the Left’s value of life is determined by their view and their view alone. Now, you also see now evidence around the world where ESG, especially on renewable energy, is destroying entire countries and rendering some populations to possible famine.

Tucker Carlson last night talked about Ghana and what they’re doing in the Netherlands, and talked about Sri Lanka. These are countries in the case of Ghana and Sri Lanka, they used to be able to produce 100 percent of their own food.

In the case of Ghana, they exported food to their neighboring countries. Now they are experiencing it, without a great deal of international help they’ll have massive famine.

But yet the Left continues to think that ESG and renewable energy is the key to world order. This is fascinating. In St. Paul, the voters up there, last November, 53 percent of the voters voted for rent control in St. Paul for all rental property and put a cap of 3 percent a year. Since then, the number of permits for multifamily housing has dropped 82 percent – has dropped 82 percent since the voters voted for that. In Minneapolis, which voted in rent control, but left the rent control up to the city council, which hasn’t acted, the multifamily permits are up 68 percent, right across the river.

Now, you would think that the Left or that a rational person would recognize that this was a bad policy, because the Left in St. Paul says we need affordable housing, so therefore we need to control rents.

Well, if you try to control rents, especially in an inflationary environment, you’ll end up with no new construction or virtually none. And so that’s what they’re doing.

Then you see how the justice department can’t bring itself to do the job that it’s supposed to do, yet it somehow has the time and the money and the resources to launch an investigation into the PGA as a potential antitrust violation, and side with the Saudis.

Which is just amazing to me, but not surprising. Then we learned that Biden, in the bill that did pass, it had a giant provision in there for the Biden administration to bail out unions where their pensions are not adequately funded.

Now, they’re not adequately funded because they’ve been mismanaged. So what does Biden do? He takes all the people who are not members of a union and requires them to pay for the bad decisions and bad judgment and probably corrupt judgment by the people who run the unions.

Then you have New York State, where the Supreme Court ruled that their gun law is not constitutional. So they just passed another law in New York State that is equally unconstitutional. But they’ve essentially stuck their finger in the eye of the way that we conduct ourselves.

And then the last one that I have that’s just funny is Joe Biden and the whole Biden administration’s view on minorities. They think that black people, as Biden once famously said, if you don’t know how you’re going to vote, you ain’t black.

Meaning that that’s what he thinks, that black people are just too stupid to decide what’s best for themselves. And then you have Jill Biden, who goes down to San Antonio, and according to Hispanic newspapers, the way that she characterized Hispanics was she said, the Hispanic journalist said, we’re not tacos, don’t call us tacos.

And she couldn’t even pronounce the words properly. She called a bogada, which is a bodega, which is a convenience store in New York. It’s a bodega. She called it a bogada. And so she’s reading off of a teleprompter.

And the Hispanic community, by the way, is picking up on all this, as is the black community. And I think what you’re going to see in the midterms is how the Democrats are just making a complete hash of themselves, but what they are showing is that they truly are a party of billionaires and white elitists. And that’s what drives and motivates them.

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