A guest post by Becky Behrends, M.D., VP of Research for Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity
Part 3 of a 4 part series – Pushing back against leftist attacks on a black, conservative female candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan
In Part 2 of our examination of left-wing journalism, “How the Left is Funding Deceptive Journalism in America To Make You Believe What You See With Your Own Eyes Isn’t True,” we emphasized election-related reporting from the Detroit Free Press. We now turn our attention to a recent article from the Detroit Free Press regarding Kristina Karamo, a black female conservative republican running for Secretary of State in Michigan.
In a May 31 Detroit Free Press Article, “Michigan secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo: I’m a little MAGA warrior,” Karamo was demeaned as another right-wing lightweight with no substance. Let’s examine the items noted in this article.
Karamo is referred to as a “relative newcomer,” and even Trump supporters have “never heard of Karamo.”
Previously having run for office or being entrenched in the political arena is not a requirement to run for an administrative office such as secretary of state or even for political offices. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz had never held political office prior to winning their respective senate seats in Kentucky and Texas in 2010. Al Franken, the comedian, certainly had no political experience when he became a senator in Minnesota in 2008. It didn’t seem to be an issue for the Democrats then. It should also be noted that Democrats lauded the fact that 70% of the new House Democrats had never held public office in 2018. Why? Because of the “D” word, of course. Yes, we must have diversity!! It ensures the ability to “draw on a diverse array of career experiences.” And so, their new house members included people such as a small business owner, a non-profit employee, a former NFL player, and yes, the most celebrated was a 29 yr old female who was working as a bartender less than a year before becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We see no problem with the background of Karamo as a community college professor. Why should this be an issue for the secretary of state now except to demean someone’s credibility?
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One would think that in this woke era of hypersensitive racial politics that a black woman running for secretary of state would be celebrated. In 2020 three black officials were elected in Broward County, Florida. One of them, Gregory Tony, was elected as the County Sheriff. He stated: ”We know we have to represent not only just the community but of course the African American community because so many people are looking at this and were waiting for this,” Tony said. “It took 105 years before we had an African American sheriff.” It, likewise, would be a proud moment if the first black female secretary of state were elected in Michigan. So, what’s the problem? Karamo’s politics do not align with the leftist-dominated corporate media or Democrat political orthodoxy. The race card doesn’t work for them in this case, so they don’t play it. No surprise!!
This reporter also noted that Karamo describes herself as a “Christian apologist” and refers to politics as an “arena for a spiritual battle.” This is nothing but a subtle dog whistle to those who constantly call for keeping religion out of the public square. The leftist lack of understanding of the First Amendment and of Thomas Jefferson’s Danbury Letter is stunning. Jefferson wanted the state out of the church, not faith out of the public square. Karamo correctly notes that morals and faith are very much involved in politics as in every other area of life. That is a no-brainer for millions of Americans. Christian apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that defends Christianity against objections. It is refreshing to see someone who will defend her core beliefs and not cower in the face of media mocking and pushback. Yes, character matters.
Another item noted by the Detroit Free Press reporter was that Karamo “believes that Antifa, not Trump supporters, were behind the deadly assault on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, echoing a widely debunked conspiracy theory.” When all the media lines up with leftist dogma, they represent a “widespread” army of parrots and puppets. The simple response to that is that might does not make right. And parrots and puppets do not win respect as credible investigative journalists.
There have been numerous eyewitness reports of the presence of “provocateurs” at the Capitol Riot on Jan. 6. One such eyewitness wrote an article for the Federalist in Jan 2021. He testified to the presence of fake Trump protestors and disciplined, uniformed columns of attackers, among others. They were noted to have black gear and camouflage uniforms with headgear. A widely viewed video showed Antifa-type clothing on provocateurs entering the Capitol.
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If there is anything “widespread,” it is the belief of millions of Americans that the “storming of the Capitol” was a setup. It has been known for some time that Intelligence agencies wanted Trump out.
This has been reported in numerous articles such as:
Intelligence Agencies May Be Working to Oust President Trump
FBI Refuses To Say How Many Informants Were Involved In Jan 6
If You Don’t Suspect Deep State Provocation At The Jan 6 Riot, Start Paying Attention
And even a National Review article written before the 2016 election noted that “Trump was right to criticize the politicization of American intelligence by the Left.” The author noted, “based on my 25 years working in U.S. intelligence, I believe Trump’s concerns are well-founded”. It was Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who said in 2017 the following: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” And so they have, against President Trump and those who showed up on Jan 6 to engage in a peaceful protest. Karamo accurately suggested that Antifa-type provocateurs, among others, were involved in this deep state takedown. Planned, coordinated, and executed. And the hypocrisy is not lost on millions of Americans as they remembered the violent assaults and protests and millions of dollars of property destruction by BLM and Antifa criminals in American cities in the summer of 2020 who received a mere slap on the hand if any punishment at all.
In a passionate expose, David Horowitz, in his piece entitled, “The Fascist Democrats and the Fake Insurrection,” asserted that “the hour is actually late, and Americans better wake up and start fighting for their country, or there will soon be nothing left to defend.”
Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity believes Kristina Karamo is spot on in her observations and fearless in stating them. That is, indeed, refreshing!
In Part 4 of this series on leftist journalism, we will examine the Detroit Free Press reporter’s comments on Karamo’s position on transgenders and election fraud.
More to come!