The Democratic party platform, agenda, and priorities
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Liberals are people who oppose conservatism; that is, they are not bound by traditional values and beliefs and work toward the elimination of many of the moral standards that have been expected by civilized society for centuries.  Calling someone a liberal is usually disparaging, because liberalism is a system of beliefs with which most people disagree.  For that reason, liberal politicians do not refer to themselves as "liberal."

Liberals are sometimes called "progressive", but they appear to make progress in a direction that most people don't want to go.  In other words, liberals are out of step with America.

The Democratic Party platform contains a number of features that most people would find objectionable — in addition to the obvious.  Allow me to bring some of them to light.

Related topic:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal

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The 2020 Democratic Party Platform — Understanding the Opposition.  As a historical perspective, why not compare to the 1960 Democratic Party platform on which John Kennedy was elected President?  The 1960 platform celebrated the party of Jefferson, instead of the movement today to remove, deface, or destroy his national monument in Washington D.C. and rename hundreds, even thousands, of public schools.  It promoted a strong military and economy to defend against the Soviet Union and Red China, rather than replacing the superiority of American military and economic strength with ineffectual diplomacy.  It promised housing for everyone and the end of urban blight, as consequences of a strong economy, instead of government handouts and welfare.  It recognized God rather than claiming that government is the only hope.  It established the need for the end of pollution and the wise use of resources instead of the blind religion of environmentalism and climate change.  It blamed previous Republican administrations for not accomplishing what the Democrats claimed they could only achieve, but without hatred.  It understandably was political propaganda, but it was strikingly different than what the Democratic Party states they believe today.

The Philosophical Background of Our Anti-Social Democratic Party.  For almost two centuries, we have seen various attempts to overthrow the assumptions, beliefs, premises, and conclusions of Christian ethics, sometimes called Judeo-Christian ethics.  The Christian worldview and its underlying belief system have been challenged by transcendentalism, Marxism, Darwinism, pragmatism, Freudianism, and existentialism.  These anti-Christian schools of thought in turn have spawned subcategories of "answers" [sic] to the human dilemma — namely, what is the purpose of life and how shall I live in order to fulfill that purpose?  These subcategories advanced by that part of the political class known as Democrats include globalism (explicit and implicit rejection of Western civilization); embrace of non-binary sexuality (the nuclear family is an artificial construct); critical race theory calling for repudiation of "whiteness"; ecumenicalism in religion (i.e., we all worship the same god); and ownership of all means of production by the state (but the state is to be perceived as a global village — i.e., as an extended family, not as a people led by an elected government).  Let us now consider three of the above post-Christian philosophies and briefly view their application to the ideological program of the Mobocratic Party: [...]

A Blueprint for a Pacifist, Socialist Republic.  The Democratic Party is now committed to a far more radical socialist platform than has ever been remotely hinted at by a serious American national party.  This includes open borders, and effectively the full right of undocumented residents to the benefits of the American welfare and education systems as well as the right to vote.  They are also intent on the seizure of firearms in private hands.  All those without comprehensive health insurance will be offered a "platinum" federal government health plan covering all contingencies which will soon be "free" healthcare for up to 150 million people.  Minimum wages and taxes on anyone earning above the average income will be sharply increased.  Most of the liberalizations of business and corporate regulations enacted by the Trump regime will be reversed, and unionization of the workforce heavily favored.  The Democratic socialist caucus' Green New Deal will be enacted, banning as quickly as possible (or even more swiftly than that) fossil fuel production and use, the internal combustion engine on land and in the air, and discouraging the consumption of beef to spare the environment the challenge of bovine flatulence with which it has coexisted for all of known history.  More than $1 trillion of student loans gradually will be forgiven over 20 years, university education will be guaranteed to be available and free to all families with incomes below $150,000 a year, and private, chartered, separate, and home schooling will all be discouraged to promote the monopoly of the underperforming, heavily unionized state school systems.  Abortion, including the disposal of newly born children, will be available without cost to everyone.

Trump Derangement Syndrome:  A Misdiagnosis.  From the beginning of its "long march through the institutions," the Left has been playing the long game.  That hasn't changed.  Leftists are playing it today.  Why did they take over the media?  The universities?  Hollywood?  To get their hands on the key levers of propaganda.  Add to this the leftward tilt of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and we're looking at a virtual lockdown on the primary sources of information and public influence. [...] This is why the Democrats absolutely must keep their charades going full force.  This is strategy, not lunacy.  They are playing the long game.  They are constantly feeding their minions the narrative that Trump is an illegitimate and dangerous president, that he's tyrannical, racist, and xenophobic — that he's a crook who lies continually, etc.

Who's the Radical?  On Confidence and Common Sense.  I just heard a fellow on CNN say that Donald Trump has radicalized the Republicans.  Let's be clear on what is and isn't radical.  A well-patrolled border is not a radical policy.  An open border is a radical policy.  To believe in two genders is not radical.  To insert gender identity into Title IX is.  To praise Western Civilization as a legacy of political freedom and artistic genius is not a radical opinion.  To regard it as promotion of white supremacy is a radical opinion.  To love America as an exceptional creation is not radical.  To see America as founded on slavery and imperialism is radical.

How do you know you are no longer a Democrat?  You believe and respect the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The founding documents of the United States still matter and must not be set aside.  You believe the right to free speech applies to everyone, regardless of political party affiliation.  You believe in the sanctity of human life and abortion is murder.  You believe in the Second Amendment and the right to own guns.  You believe that the United States is a sovereign nation with recognized borders; which must be respected, guarded, and protected.  You know there are only two biological sexes.  Men pretending to be women and vice-versa is make-believe.  There is no such thing as being born in the wrong body.  You believe that men pretending to be women should not be allowed to use women's bathrooms, nor should men be allowed in women's dressing or locker rooms.

Open Borders Equals Abortion.  As of say, 1960, and even 1970, the Democrats were still a mainstream, patriotic political party.  They still defended traditional marriage.  And gun rights.  And property rights.  Even a mostly free economy.  The party still held enough socially conservative members that you could be a Democrat and a Christian.  I don't think that's possible today.  If you watched the Democratic presidential debate, you understand why.  Not one candidate proposed the slightest restriction on killing unborn kids for our sexual convenience.  And not one supports natural marriage.  Not one spoke up for our Second Amendment rights.  Each of them to one degree or another supports the poisonous, anti-Christian ideology of socialism.

Can California Be Saved, or Is It Too Late?  How did this state, once the envy of all others, become the pathetic, indebted loser state it is today?  The answer is simple, single-party Democratic rule. [...] They want to control how we all live our lives by pretending we are causing global warming, as if we mere humans are more powerful than the sun!  They seek to destroy capitalism, the one economic system that has elevated more people out of poverty and tyranny than any other in human history.  They have successfully indoctrinated two generations of malleable young people with the false notion that America is a racist nation, illegitimately founded by white men so it must be destroyed and rebuilt according to their monstrous, failed progressive policies.  They loathe our founding documents, our anthems, our families, our traditions.  They want to do to the nation what they've already done to California.  They must be stopped.

The Anatomy of a Self-Annihilating Political Party.  The Democrat Party has lost its mind. [...] There's a word that describes the Party's behavior:  nihilism: "a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless, a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially moral truths."  That definition fits the current Democrat Party.  The Party and the left place little or no value on tradition, the Constitution, the sanctity of life, borders, private property rights, voting-law enforcement, election outcomes, standards of behavior, or free speech.  These are all fundamentally different kinds of rules or systems of rules.  The left does not like rules (at least not for themselves).  If you do not like rules, you do not like order, and the alternative to order is chaos.  The Democrat Party is attempting to lead the country into chaos.

The Real Game Is To Distract You, Fool You, And Bring Communism.  Of course the media lies all the time.  They do it to inculcate stated Democrat goals of implementing world-wide socialism and control by any means necessary.  By any means at all. [...] Democrats seem to embrace as holy anything that undermines America, Americans, or the American Way.  They want America gone — in order to replace it with some imagined, socialist fantasy world.

The devil is using the Democratic Party to destroy America.  21 areas reveal Democratic Party positions:
  [#1]   Radical redistribution of wealth;
  [#2]   Aggressive climate change initiatives;
  [#3]   Complete takeover of health care by federal government plus inclusion of all illegal immigrants;
  [#4]   Open immigration policy with full acceptance of all children and relatives; no border walls, entrance requirements, E-verify or penalties for those refusing deportation; disregarding the rule of law and full support for "sanctuary cities"; neglecting national security and allowing George Soros funded anarchy to "crash" our immigration system;
  [#5]   Government control over corporate profits;
  [#6]   Progressive taxes on the upper middle class and above;
  [#7]   Legalization of recreational marijuana;
  [#8]   Implementation of comprehensive LGBTQ agenda — including indoctrination of children in schools, transgender initiatives, gender reassignment surgery and removal of any "sexual discrimination" in the workplace and schools, disregarding conscience objections;
  [#9]   Taxpayer-financed abortion-on-demand until birth with full-funding of Planned Parenthood;
  [#10]   Major defense spending cuts with money redistributed to entitlements;
  [#11]   Comprehensive gun control;
  [#12]   Liberal, not originalist, judges on the Supreme Court and federal courts;
  [#13]   Alignment and support for radical feminist agenda and marches;
  [#14]   Increased censorship of "hateful" conservative thought on social media;
  [#15]   Liberalized voting standards to include fraudulent practices and everyone the party deems as "disenfranchised";
  [#16]   Partnership with Palestinians;
  [#17]   Alignment with United Nations and European Union transnationalism initiatives promoting "One World" globalism, rather than nationalism with international cooperation;
  [#18]   Euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide;
  [#19]   Taxpayer-funded child-care and college tuition;
  [#20]   Elimination of the Electoral College; and
  [#21]   Re-establishing the Iranian "nuclear deal" alongside increased protection for Islamic "rights" in America and abroad at the expense of Israel's safety.

What a Socialist Really Wants.  Socialists are passionately concerned with making sure the right people have the power — that is, themselves.  Democracy, on the other hand, is all about distributing power and making sure the worst people don't get it.  How do we know they are the worst people?  Because they are obsessed with grabbing power and using it to stifle other people, an arrangement they call socialism or communism.

From Russian Bolsheviks to American Socialists.  In December 1991, the world watched in amazement and trepidation as the communist empire spectacularly collapsed.  The jubilation proved to be premature.  Marxism adapted to a new reality and, in one of the most dramatic reversals of history, comfortably relocated to the United States, where it acquired a new life and malignancy within the Democratic Party.  In 2008 this ferment culminated in the election of Barack Obama who by 2016 had successfully transformed the Democratic Party into the de facto Social Democratic Party. [...] As the aspirations of the Bolshevik Revolution were being reincarnated in Vermont and exported to New York and California, the country inured to the world of unsustainable populist demands.  The barrier separating utopia and reason is crumbling; growing embrace of free education, free health care, and a guaranteed minimum income by young people is an obvious indication of the rise of the socialist movement.

Socialism Violates the Ten Commandments.  The very first commandment states, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."  Right there, socialism violates the very first commandment.  Socialism is essentially atheistic.  After all, Karl Marx did say, "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.  It is the opium of the people."  In a socialist system, the worship of God is replaced with the worship of government.  The state basically becomes God.  We look to the state to give us our rights, our freedoms, our livelihood, our wages, our jobs, our meals, our education, and our healthcare — that is, if there's any of it to go around once the government takes over!  There is no appealing to a higher authority because the state is the final authority.  But as Christians, we don't serve the government, we serve God.  God is our Heavenly Father and our ultimate authority.  Our inalienable rights come from him and the state should conform to His natural law.

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We're Governed by Morons.  Everyone knows someone who is horrible with money; some friend or acquaintance who is always up to their neck in credit card debt no matter how much money they earn.  You probably try to avoid seeing this person as much as possible because it's always the same old story when you do.  Sadly, rather than remove these people from our lives, we've elected them to Congress and they keep sticking us with the check.  This isn't about Republicans or Democrats, they're both horrible when it comes to spending.  The only differences between the two parties on spending is Republicans pretend to be responsible when they're not in power, Democrats don't even bother anymore.

Biden gave Palestinians $235 million; they fired 1,600 rockets at Israel.  Follow the money.  On April 7, Al Jazeera reported, "The Biden administration has announced plans to resume funding for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees, which has faced a dire financial situation since former US President Donald Trump cut US assistance in 2018."  President Trump cut off the aid because Palestinian leaders keep terrorizing Israel.  Arab News said the US gift was $235 million.  It said, "The plan calls for $150 million through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA, $75 million in US economic and development assistance and $10 million for peace-building programs, Blinken said in a statement."  That is a lot of money to give to Palestinians whose leaders have refused peace settlements for 73 years.

Biden's Biological Ruling:  HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological.  he Biden administration's Department of Health and Human Services declared it will be reversing a "rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined 'sex' as biological, in an effort to prevent 'discrimination' against transgender people in health care practices" reports National Review.  The change will "likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients" writes National Review.  The enforcement is not a binding federal rule, but means the federal government will "begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had."

Where is the Congressional Republican Outrage?  Recently, the new Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin explained that an existential threat to our military forces is climate change.  I guess the secretary missed the session on orientation day explaining the main objective of the U.S. military to fight wars and defeat the enemy.  When not engaged in war, they should be training and preparing for one.  To achieve that objective he said, "We in the Department of Defense are committed to doing our part, from increasing the energy efficiency of our platforms and installations, to deploying clean distributed generation and energy storage, to electrifying our own vehicle fleets".  I look for the announcement of a newly designed, totally electric Abrams tank.

Welcome Back, Carter.  Anyone want to party like it's 1979?  Okay, at least in 1979 we weren't locked down, masked up, and socially distanced.  But, other than that, there wasn't much to celebrate.  The economy was in the tank, inflation was rampant, gas lines were long, daubers were down, and no one in the White House knew what to do about any of it.  A new term had to be coined for something thought impossible/oxymoronic... "stagflation."  Yes, even as the economy was slowing down, inflation was rampant, an unprecedented pairing of economic indicators.  And today?  The economy is in the tank, inflation is rampant, gas lines are getting long in some areas, daubers are down, and no one in the White House knows what to do about any of it.  It may be worse than that.  It may be possible that no one in the White House wants to do anything about any of it because it is part of the plan, the Great Reset, the elite's desire to take the U.S. down a peg while/by reducing greenhouse gases — and increasing intersectionality, multiculturalism, critical race theory, and other noxious forms of political correctness.

White House Occupant Reads Teleprompter, Desperately Attempting to Spin Horrific Policy Outcomes.  The White House occupant appeared today [5/10/2021] to deliver remarks on some key issues that are catastrophic to the long-term goals of the leftist administration.  First, let's be clear; there's no-way the Chicago control agents would allow the installed occupant to speak on any issue, publicly, that was not a direct and measurable threat to their long-term goals.  The remarks today by Joe Biden are carefully scripted to diffuse political damage that is pending as a direct outcome of the executed policies. [...] The bottom line is simple:  The Democrats can see a political backlash coming that is going to overwhelm them.  No amount of spin or manipulative talking points will change the outcome of the reality people are feeling.  Massive increases in gas prices combined with massive inflation is the exact policy outcome from Jimmy Carter.

More than 120 retired flag officers sign open letter warning that America 'is in deep peril'.  More than 120 retired American military officials have signed an open letter warning that America has veered left under Democratic control and that the nation's survival is on the line.  "Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic.  The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake," the letter states.  Some of the signers include retired Army Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, who is running to serve as a U.S. Senator from the state of New Hampshire, and retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council.

Biden HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological in New 'Anti-Discrimination' Rule Change.  The Biden administration is reversing a rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined "sex" as biological, in an effort to prevent "discrimination" against transgender people in health care practices, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday [5/10/2021].  The notice of enforcement, while not a binding federal rule, signals that the federal government will begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had.  The change will likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients.

Biden Administration Decides Sex Is Non-Biological In New HHS Announcement.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Biden administration's Health and Human Services department, headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, announced that the Office for Civil Rights would throw out the Trump administration's view that sex is biological and "interpret and enforce Section 1557 (of the Affordable Care Act) and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity."  The Biden administration rolled back the June 2020 final regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration, which eliminated the general prohibition on discrimination based on gender identity and sex-stereotyping that the Obama administration had instituted.

Biden HHS Lays the Groundwork for the Chemical Castration of Children.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid the groundwork for forcing doctors and hospitals to perform transgender surgery in the name of fighting "discrimination."  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine (a biological male who identifies as a woman) announced that HHS would adopt the Orwellian redefinition of "sex" to force transgender ideology in the medical field, mainstreaming the arguable chemical castration of children.  "The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.  That's why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination," Becerra announced in a statement.

Government Equals Piracy Equals Loot and Plunder.  As far as I know, this jobs problem is at least six months old, and I dare say that the CDC's Eviction Moratorium is a contributing factor.  Did you know that having to pay back rent is racist?  You will soon.  And yet our Democratic friends went ahead with subsidizing unemployment in their post-Trump loot-and-plunder extravaganza.  Of course they did, because the whole point of politics is that you gotta pay your supporters with loot and plunder.  In my view, all government, everywhere, is a loot and plunder operation, and always has been. [...] The innovation of Marx and the socialists was to gussie up a moral justification for their looting.  Then Horace Mann justified his free gubmint "common schools" by asserting that they would reduce crime by 90 percent.  Social Security was sold as an insurance program.  Even ObamaCare had a penumbra and an emanation of the arc of history about it. [...] In the post-Trump era, the gloves are off, and you Commoners are gonna pay reparations, you racists.

The 'Woke' Follies.  Some years ago, I watched an excerpt of a panel discussion with a number of middle-aged professors at a prestigious Ivy League university.  These academics were regaling the naïve and worshipful audience, overwhelmingly female, about the necessity of viewing the LGTBQ movement as this generation's national civil rights battle (equivalent to the abolishing of slavery).  The tirades against a racist and imbecilic patriarchy marinated in white privilege were incessant.  These Leftists claimed that this privilege and imbecility required the immediate acceleration of the transformation of the United States into a socialist nirvana through any means that would ostracize, intimidate, and muzzle all who disagreed that these were "civil rights" worthy of national imposition.  The adoring and reverential expressions on the faces of the young women and the few men in the audience was priceless.  It was as if they had suddenly discovered meaning and purpose in their apparently meaningless and sheltered lives.  They no doubt thought that the prospect of being swept up a grand crusade of promoting all manner of "civil rights" in a heartless, capitalistic society would bring relevance to their lives.  What they did not fathom was that they were being manipulated in order to bring about a socialist one-party oligarchy by playing on the nation's history of civil rights movements.

'Blatantly unconstitutional': 78 members of Congress go to court against Biden.  Seventy-eight members of Congress have gone to court to say that President Biden's "American Rescue Plan" is "blatantly unconstitutional" because it purports to control the decisions states make regarding their own taxes.  The friend-of-the-court brief was filed by the American Center for Law and Justice on behalf of the members of Congress in a case already pending that was brought by 13 attorneys general.  They sued Biden because of the demand, authored by the Schumer-Pelosi regime in Congress, that "prohibits states from lowering state taxes anytime between now and 2024."  "In other words, throughout President Biden's first term," the ACLJ explained.

Grandpa Knew Best.  [Scroll down]  Not completely unrelated to unrestrained money printing and paying people not to work is the rapidly rising cost of energy due to the administration's war on "fossil fuels."  Biden has set a draconian pledge to cut carbon "pollution" 50-52% compared with 2005 levels.  Even if you believe (as I do not) that anthropogenic caused global warming is substantial and deleterious, the goal is senseless.  China is not going to cut back on its use of fossil fuels and its carbon pollution surpasses all the developed countries combined.  To carry out this pledge, the U.S. would wreck its economy and the hardest hit, as usual, will be the poorest of us unable to afford more costly housing, food, and transportation.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon, nor is it a pollutant.

Biden is repeating the disastrous policies of England's welfare state.  The Biden administration got a disastrous jobs report on Friday:  In April, the economy added only 266,000 workers, which was one-quarter of what the Democrats had optimistically predicted would happen after they printed money like Weimar Germany or Venezuela and then handed out massive stimulus checks.  For me, it was déjà vu all over again, because the same thing happened in England in the late 1970s.  Had Trump stayed in office and continued with his economic policies, I believe the economy would have added the 1 million jobs Democrats so blithely predicted.  Instead, ["]The US added just 266,000 jobs in April — far below economists' expectations of 1 million — and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.1 percent, the feds said Friday.["]  Significantly, and sadly, the worst hit were Blacks and women, who were thriving under Trump.

Pompeo: 'Enormous Mistake' to Think Climate Change Is Main US Threat.  Everyone wants to have clean air and safe drinking water, but it's an "enormous mistake" for President Joe Biden to call climate change the number one threat facing the United States when there are so many threats that are going on, particularly with China and with the crisis at the nation's southern border, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday [4/23/2021].  "I could list half a dozen other challenges we face, not the least of which is the crisis on our southern border today, that far outrank the urgency of climate change," said Pompeo, now a Fox News contributor, on "America's Newsroom."  His comments come as Biden's virtual climate summit, which concludes Friday, has attracted national figures from around the world, including Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meeting Biden's climate pledge would require 'dramatic' changes to fossil fuel-based economy.  President Joe Biden's pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 would require fundamentally transforming the country's fossil fuel-based economy.  A lot of work has been done, with the United States leading the world in emissions reductions since 2005 because of natural gas and renewables replacing more expensive and dirtier coal in electricity.  But to meet Biden's target, the pace of emissions cuts will need to increase substantially and reach into sectors in which emissions have increased or remained steady, such as transportation, heavy manufacturing, and buildings.

Poll: Huge Majority of Capitol Hill Aides Believe Pelosi's Partisan Socialist Agenda Will Not Pass Congress.  Punchbowl News released a new tracking poll Thursday showing a majority of senior Democrat Capitol Hill aides believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) partisan socialist agenda will not pass Congress.  Pelosi's push to pass a partisan socialist agenda while Washington, DC, is under one-party rule looks like it will fail as the "gatekeepers and, in many cases, the decision-makers" believe there will not be enough votes to get her wishlist through, according to the poll.

The Left-Wing Putsch.  [Scroll down]  Just as Henry Wallace in 1948 loved the USSR but was repudiated by Pres.  Harry Truman, [Bernie] Sanders also has been infatuated with Soviet-style communism all his life.  The fact is that when the federal government gradually or with singular rapidity takes over the means of production, the net result is and will always be authoritarian.  When we see the government striving to add two free years of college for all, develop vaccine passports, dictate modes of transportation in the name of energy control vis-à-vis climate change, implement a national curriculum inculcating racist stereotyping of the majority of the population, pack the Supreme Court, manipulate social media, portray all legislation about election integrity as racist and illegitimate, and force the spending of trillions of dollars on the country without input from the opposition party, we know we no longer have a party that even pays lip service to the Declaration of Independence with its assumptions of natural rights.

Move over Marine Corps, AOC calls for 1.5 million-strong 'Climate Corps'.  Two years after its debut, the Green New Deal was re-introduced two weeks ago, with Ocasio-Cortez joined by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.  The lawmakers spoke about green jobs, social justice, and the Civilian Climate Corps.  President Joe Biden included the corps in his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, calling for investments in training and $15 per hour union dues-paying jobs with health care coverage and other benefits like child care and counseling.  Fox News reported that the CCC "would fall under the purview of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent government agency that also runs AmeriCorps and other national service initiatives."  Corps members would receive on-the-job training and work to help "reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters," according to a Markey press release.

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[#1] Creating thousands of busy-work jobs won't change the climate.  [#2] Democrats and unions exchange favors constantly.  That's the whole purpose of programs like this.  Unionized workers will be badgered into voting for Democrats, and the cycle will repeat.  [#3] Cleaning up after a storm is not the federal government's responsibility.  [#4]  Having this new layer of bureaucracy will not improve the climate in any measurable way.

As Biden Pushes Founders' America to the Brink, Americans Must 'Revisit the Original Plan'.  [Scroll down]  Separation of powers is not a flaw in our system of government, as many demanding changes increasingly assert.  It is purposely designed to protect our constitutional republic from the tyranny of a few — tyranny that today is knocking down the door of America.  Contrast the original design chosen by our framers with the intemperate statements of President Biden, who demands Congress yield to his will on matters such as gun control, under the threat that he will usurp the role of Congress by signing executive orders.  Consider the effect of the Democrats' dangerous threat to pack the Supreme Court if it does not bow to President Biden's broad claims to executive authority in violation of the separation of powers.  Explain why 20 of our 50 Republican senators voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general — under whose leadership the Department of Justice just conducted an early-morning raid on the law office and apartment of President Trump's former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.  To fully appreciate how dangerous these recent developments are, only three months into the Biden administration, Americans must now revisit the original plan.

Biden's American Unions Plan.  President Joe Biden is traveling to Virginia and Louisiana this week to pitch his American Jobs Plan — also called an "infrastructure" plan.  New bridges, safer highways and more broadband are easy sells.  But that's only half the story.  Biden's plan is a massive and coercive push to unionize the American workforce.  Whether workers want it or not.  Biden's plan is a wish list of changes sought by union bosses.  It cancels right-to-work laws in 27 states that currently protect workers from having to pay union dues if they don't want to join.  It also rigs union elections by replacing secret balloting with a system called card check.  Organizers will be able to see which workers vote "no" and intimidate them.  During the 2020 presidential contest, unions donated millions to Biden's campaign, manned phone banks and got out the vote for Democrats.  Now, it's payback time.

Biden Admin Moves to Make Air Conditioners Too Expensive for Americans.  Some parts of the United States are uninhabitable without air conditioning.  And even in major cities, before air conditioning became widely available, people slept on balconies and fire escapes in stifling heat.  Beyond comfort, the lack of air conditioning in Europe has killed thousands.  Mostly the elderly. [...] The crackdown on air conditioners and refrigerators has been underway for a while now.  But Biden, Democrats and some Republicans are really ramping it up.

Dem Cori Bush praises 'historic' vote to defund St. Louis police as the city is named 7th most violent in the entire world.  The city of St. Louis is moving toward axing nearly 100 police officer positions and cutting millions from the police department's budget.  The movement to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was lauded by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who called the decision "historic," despite the city being one of the most violent per capita in the world.  A proposal to eliminate 98 vacant officer positions and reallocate $4 million of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's $171 million budget passed a vote last week.  The proposition was passed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment by a 2-1 vote, with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (D) and Comptroller Darlene Green supporting the plan and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed opposing the proposal.  Fox News reported that the plan "now goes to the Board of Alderman, the legislative body of the city, for hearings and possible amendments, before it's set to take effect July 1."

Austin, TX voters overwhelmingly reject propositions pushed by progressives.  There are signs that the left has created a backlash by overplaying its hand.  Even in a stronghold of the left like Austin, Texas, where in 2019 homeless people were allowed to erect their tents on city-owned land, including parks and sidewalks, thanks to the progressive-dominated city council.  All the problems any sane person would predict started happening immediately.  And that led to a voter initiative to reinstate the camping ban, Proposition B.

The Price Democracy Exacts for Ignorance.  In an 1816 letter to his friend Charles Yancey, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents.  There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information."  Jefferson was making the case for taxpayer-funded public schools.  He believed an educated electorate with access to a free press would be proof against the government's inclination to encroach upon our liberties.  One wonders if he would take such a sanguine view after witnessing what passes for education and news reporting today.  It's useful to ponder this question now, considering that our president's first State of the Union address was a classic expression of the propensity to which Jefferson alluded.  Absent the tired bromides and outright balderdash, it was a call for the expansion of an already-bloated federal behemoth.

Biden Goes for Broke.  Predictably, Biden believes that all the problems facing America are connected directly or indirectly with the previous president and his millions of followers, all of whom are racists.  Actually, all Democratic presidents adhere to this opinion.  Still, there is a big difference between the militant socialist Obama and the awkward socialist Biden.  If Obama tried to put America on a socialist track through legal, economic reforms, such as an attempt to nationalize the health care industry, Biden chose a different path.  Biden is trying to achieve the left's goals with the help of financial mechanisms.  Biden's long-announced infrastructure bill is a multi-trillion-dollar and multi-year project.  Its result should be an economy in which the primary employer in America will be not private companies, but the federal government.  One federal employer, one federal legal owner of a gun, and one national ideology — this is the idée fixe of all the left.  At the same time, under Obama, the nationalization of industry de jure did not occur, so Biden is trying to achieve this goal de-facto.

How Much Worse Can it Get?  The Democrats under the "Biden" administration have shed any last vestiges of pretense surrounding their desire to utterly remake the United States into some idealized version of their socialistic, utopian land where all the inhabitants' lives are totally controlled and orchestrated by an all-knowing, benevolent government — for the supposed good of the individual, of course. [...] Taken as a whole, however, a progressive America will be starkly different than one you grew up in.  Their vision includes:
  •   Green initiatives, meaning zero carbon emissions, no internal combustion engine cars by 2030, no meat, and no oil, natural gas, or fracking.
  •   Greatly relaxed policing practices, elimination of cash bail, nonprosecution of 'low-level' crimes like prostitution and petty theft.
  •   A military hamstrung by politically-correct policies that place a higher priority on socially-acceptable appearances ("Maternity flight suits") than maintaining an effective national security and preserving our ability to influence world affairs by dint of our military potential.
  •   A return to the America Second approach of the Obama era. Offer hotel accommodations, free health care and stimulus payments to illegal immigrants, while disabled American veterans have to beg for the generosity of private donations in order to be able to afford their rehabilitative care or be able to stay in their home.  Think about that:  Wounded Warriors Project and Tunnels to Towers depend on individual donations, while the progressives foot the bill for illegal immigrants' room service — on your dime.
  •   Reparations for slavery.  A bill for this is working its way through Congress.

Activists deliver 30 boxes of signatures for petition to replace Minneapolis Police Department.  Community activists delivered stacks of boxes Friday [4/30/2021] to the Minneapolis city clerk's office to file a petition to amend the city charter in order to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a public safety department.  Following the death of George Floyd, there's been a community push to defund or disband the Minneapolis Police Department.  Activists say the petition is a step toward changing public safety and policing in the city.  The 30 boxes now standing in the city clerk's office mark the first step of the process for a petition to amend the city charter.  According to the clerk, Yes 4 Minneapolis wants to put the amendment on the ballot at the general election on Nov. 2.

We Told You So — The First 100 Days of Biden's Radical Presidency.  President Joe Biden is not as radical as conservatives said he would be.  He is much, much worse.  The man who was sold to Americans as a "moderate" by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and who told voters, "I beat the socialist," has been the most radical president in U.S. history.  Biden has proposed a staggering $6 trillion in spending, most of it unpaid for, and most of it on big government programs.  He has also proposed massive tax hikes, in the midst of what he claims is a historic economic crisis.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has called Biden's first 100 days in office a "bait and switch," and he's not wrong.

Cuban Refugee Warns America Is Swallowing The 'Poison Pill' Of Communism.  Do you remember Maximo Alvarez?  He is the Cuban-American immigrant who spoke at the last Republican convention and warned America not to trust the Democrats.  He talked about his family escaping communism and praised America for being the land of the free.  This week, he was interviewed by Lisa Boothe and once again, he sounded the alarm.

Does Biden's limousine run on batteries?
Biden faces pressure to drive gasoline and diesel cars out of the US.  Joe Biden's administration, seeking deep cuts to planet-heating emissions, is facing pressure to take a previously unthinkable step:  declare the end of the internal combustion engine in the US.  Washington state has moved to call time on the age of gasoline and diesel cars, with the legislature passing a goal that new car sales be only zero-emission vehicles from 2030, including out of state purchases that are then imported.  The legislation now awaits to signature of Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat who previously ran for president on the climate crisis platform.

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The elimination of internal combustion engines would be pointless if no other country does the same.  It would also wreck the U.S. economy.  Are the oil companies (worldwide) going to sit quietly while the gasoline market in the U.S. is eliminated?  Deeper than all that:  What is the purpose of eliminating the internal combustion engine?  It is an attempt to halt global warming, a/k/a climate change.  That will never happen.  The climate has always changed gradually, and will continue to do so.

Democrats Intro Bill To Strip Federal Grants From Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks.  The bill, introduced by Representatives David Trone and Maxine Waters, seeks to "amend" the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 by "conditioning eligibility for grants" under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  JAG grants, according to the Department of Justice, compose the "leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions."  The program "provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas" including crime victim and witness initiatives, mental health programs, and crime prevention.  The bill would amend the program by introducing an "eligibility" clause for private employers, excluding grant recipients from requiring applicants to disclose their criminal records.  What's more, businesses aren't even allowed to "inquire" about the matter with applicants or "conduct a criminal background check".

Biden's First Hundred Days:  A Failing Report Card.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the XL pipeline's cancellation, a completely irrational act.  Canceling it cost thousands of people jobs.  And what does it accomplish?  The oil from Canada will still come in, but now it will come in by the less safe and more polluting truck and rail.  Jobs lost, and nothing gained.  Indeed, the Biden climate policy, in general, is irrational.  Biden would have the country endure enormous costs for almost no gain in reducing the world's total output of greenhouse gases, particularly since China and India are the major contributors to that output.  Moreover, if Biden were serious about this, he would opt for clean nuclear power and natural gas rather than the unreliable eyesores of wind farms and solar panels.

The Democratic Party is Now America's Extremist Party.  The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.  The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations.  Marxism is alien and hostile.  It's fundamentally anti-American.  Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.  But the Democrats' destination isn't necessarily a Marxist state, not in its purest form.  It could be corporatism or fascism or variations.  Let's hope we thwart Democrats' aspirations so we never know.  As of the 2020 elections, Democrats have abandoned the middle ground.  They've been moving steadily left throughout the 2000s.  The Republican and Democrat parties traditionally sought to govern from the middle, a little right or a little left.  But the middle has ceased to serve the Democrats' aims.

Coming soon:  Cradle-to-grave ownership of your kids — if you just sit there and accept it.
Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to propose FREE preschool for all three and four-year-olds as part of a $200 billion investment.  President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three and four-year-old children on Wednesday — a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan.  The president will make the announcement in his first joint address to Congress — a fulfillment of a campaign promise.  Biden campaigned on a national plan for universal preschool that would invest $775 billion over a 10-year period.

Biden Pitches Vision of America on Training Wheels — Forever.  President Joe Biden used his first joint address to Congress to call for a set of policies aimed at fundamentally transforming and enlarging the government's role in the lives of American families.  Biden pitched to the American people a vision of a society dominated by a centralized government, unfettered by counterweights or competing sources of security or authority.  In Biden's America, the youngest children will attend government pre-k, the government will deliver their parents child-rearing checks, subsidized child care, and offer tuition-free community college.  It's an America where the guiding hand of big government is everywhere from the cradle through the diploma. [...] Underlying this is a philosophical rejection of the idea that ordinary Americans can produce prosperity through their own efforts and ingenuity.

Joe Biden's 100 Days: partisan, negligent, and un-American.  Biden has refused to reach across the aisle while moving forward with more than 60 executive actions, including 40 executive orders — a modern-day record.  On his first day in office, Biden overturned President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum-seekers to apply before entering the United States.  This single change essentially created America's border crisis, the worst in two decades.  Some Biden actions targeted the life of the unborn, religious freedom, and traditional families, while others focused on gender identity and transgender military service.  The Biden administration was also quick to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which remains legally nonbinding for the world's leading polluters, such as China and India.  Then there's the issue of gun control, which Biden is weaponizing to bring more legal cases against firearms dealers and manufacturers, while expanding federal oversight of assault-style firearms.  Reframing the right to bear arms as a "gun violence public health epidemic," the Biden administration is treading all over the Second Amendment, which remains overwhelmingly popular among American citizens who believe in freedom and liberty.

Biden to Propose More Spending in Address to Congress, Bring Total to $6 Trillion.  President Joe Biden plans to address Congress on Wednesday evening and will outline his plan for an additional $1.8 trillion in spending.  The president will outline his proposed American Families Plan during his speech, according to the White House, an additional $1.8 trillion for free community college, free child care, paid leave, more food stamps, and free universal pre-school.  The proposed plan would spend an additional trillion while also doling out $800 billion in tax cuts.  The plan will also expand the child tax credit through 2025 and the Obamacare health insurance tax credit.  The earned income tax credit would become permanent.

Climate Change Is Now Infrastructure Too.  Pete Buttigieg continues to refer to everything as "infrastructure."  The transportation secretary, who has already redefined the word to include "broadband," "eldercare," "childcare," and whatever else is on President Biden's progressive wish list, is now classifying climate-related policy as "infrastructure."  "The truth is that every infrastructure decision is, already inevitably, a climate decision as well," Buttigieg said during last week's Climate Summit in front of more than 40 world leaders. [...] The president's "big, bold, but achievable commitment" on climate issues will help the country "resume that position of U.S. leadership and then challenge the other nations of the world to be part of the solution as well," he said.  Evidently causing thousands of Keystone XL Pipeline workers to lose their jobs is just the type of bold commitment that Buttigieg admires.

Biden's 100-Day Rampage.  Not since 1932, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first 100 days as president set a benchmark for presidential performance, has any president done so much so quickly as Joe Biden.  In fact, Biden is surpassing Roosevelt significantly in imposing massive damaging changes on America that may not be reversible.  Unlike Roosevelt, Biden isn't only relying on Congress to pass legislation.  Biden is achieving his goals by making international agreements, imposing executive orders and policy decisions, and working hard to undo everything his predecessor did.  Biden will brag about his accomplishments later this week in a speech to a joint session of Congress.  We can expect to hear about his rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and his promise last week to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. [...] If we analyze what these "successes" mean to us, our national security, and our economy, it's quite clear that Biden defines success in terms of his ability to diminish our economy and national security.

Biden's Climate Denialism.  In anticipation of the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, a two-day global gathering of more than 40 world leaders, President Joe Biden declared that the United States had a "moral imperative" to adopt an "ambitious" goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050.  Such an effort, if we were serious about it, would entail massive destruction of wealth, a surrender of our international trade advantages, the creation of a hugely intrusive state-run bureaucracy at home, the inhibition of free markets that have helped make the world a cleaner place, and a precipitous drop in the living standards of most citizens — especially the poor.  Of course, it should be said that those who oppose the expansion of fracking and nuclear energy — most elected Democrats, it seems — aren't even remotely serious about "tackling" carbon emissions anyway.  Around 80% of American energy is generated by fossil fuels and nuclear right now.  Around 20% is generated by "renewables" — predominantly wind and hydropower (which is unavailable in most places).  Only around 2% of our portfolio consists of inefficient and unreliable solar power — this, even after decades of subsidies and mandates.

Biden's Climate Requirements:  Cut 90% of Red Meat From Diet; Americans Can Only Eat One Burger Per Month.  Joe Biden on Friday [4/23/2021] pledged to cut the US's carbon emissions at least 50% by 2030.  Some of the climate requirements are going to mean big changes for Americans.  Biden's ambitious plan could mean Americans will be forced to cut 90% of red meat from their diets which equates to about one average-sized hamburger per month.  Americans may also be forced to purchase a $55,000 electric vehicle under Biden's Marxist climate plan.

UK Paper Says Biden Climate Plan Comes with These Horrible Changes.  President Joe Biden kicked off his virtual Earth Day climate summit on Thursday by announcing his administration's very ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and enable the U.S. to reach net zero emissions by 2050.  Sacrifice on the part of every American will be necessary in order to achieve these goals.  It will change our diets, force us to purchase electric cars and dictate the way we heat our homes.

The Third Obama Term in a Covid Battered World.  Although it is nowhere stated on the official platform, the main goal of Joe Biden's domestic policy — and perhaps the prime directive of his administration — seems to be to ensure that the populist rebellion of 2016 is truly buried.  The admission of the District of Columbia as the 51st state, the opening of the southern border, limitations on gun ownership, the addition of seats to the U.S. Supreme Court — all are so many stakes to be driven through its heart to make certain it never rises again.

Biden will unwittingly sign anything that is set before him.  Therefore ...
Ocasio-Cortez says Biden exceeded progressives' expectations.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saluted the Biden administration on Friday, saying the new president had exceeded progressives' expectations in his first 100 days in the White House.  "The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had," the New York congresswoman, a star on the left of the Democratic party, told a virtual town hall meeting.  "I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration."  In March, Joe Biden scored a major victory when his $1.9 [trillion] Covid stimulus and rescue package passed into law without a single Republican vote.

Does Biden's Climate Agenda Mean 'Red Meat Passports' Are Coming?  Joe Biden's climate agenda, which he announced this week, is such a violation of everything it means to live in a free country that it actually is hard to understand how he thinks he can get away with it.  The plan, announced during a two-day climate summit that began on Earth Day, calls for the slashing of carbon emissions by over half in less than ten years, and the United States becoming a zero-emissions economy by 2050.  While Biden hasn't released the details of this plan yet, experts say that it will take huge changes to accomplish Biden's climate objectives.  While electric cars currently only make up about 2 percent of new passenger vehicle sales, Biden's insane objectives would require electric vehicles to make up 65 percent of new cars and SUVs, along with 10 percent of new truck sales.

Biden Admin Cancels Fines For Illegal Aliens Who Fail To Leave U.S.: Doesn't Serve Our 'Best Interest'.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Friday that he directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel fining illegal aliens who fail to leave the United States, claiming that fining people who are illegally in the U.S. runs "counter to the agency's best interest."  "There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens' departure obligations," Mayorkas said.  "We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures."

How Biden's climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH, cost $3.5K a year per person in taxes, force you to spend $55K on an electric car and 'crush' American jobs.  President Joe Biden's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse emissions by 50 to 52 percent over the next decade could prompt sweeping changes that could affect how Americans eat, drive and heat their homes.  Biden announced the goal to cut emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, at the start of a two-day climate summit on Thursday [4/22/2021].  He vowed the plan, which would set the US on a path of a zero emissions economy by no later than 2050, would create jobs and boost economies.

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Exactly the opposite is true, as is often the case when Joe Biden speaks.  His plan would crush the U.S. economy and eliminate jobs — all for the sake of reducing carbon dioxide emissions slightly, which will have zero positive effects.

Biden's 'Requirements' to Cut Emissions Could Have a Big Impact on What You Eat.  Biden wants to cut greenhouse emissions by 50-52% over the next decade, according to the Daily Mail.  That would likely crater the economy in the effort by having to cut fossil fuels back so much.  But on top of all that, according to a study the Mail reported on by Michigan University's Center for Sustainable Systems, indicates that to meet that goal, Americans might have to cut their red meat consumption by 90% and cut their consumption of other animal-based foods in half.

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For my part, I have completely stopped my emission of greenhouses!  Please, if you mean "carbon dioxide emissions," don't say "greenhouse emissions."

How do Democrats ever get elected to national office?  Cheating now leaps to mind, but, other than that?  Their policies fly in the face of the beliefs and values of a distinct and measurable majority of Americans.  But they don't even care about the poll numbers.
  •   Most Americans are adamantly against defunding the police, African Americans included.  Most Americans are against Democrat plans to pack the Supreme Court.
  •   Most Americans are against leaving their border(s) open and rewarding those who choose to come here illegally by giving them free goods and services.
  •   Most Americans are against the concept and practice of unlimited immigration.
  •   At least a slight majority of Americans realize that abolishing the oil, gas, and coal industries and enacting the Green New Deal will destroy their nation's economy and dramatically worsen their lives -- and those of their descendants.  And:
  •   Most Americans do not believe man-caused global warming/climate change is an existential threat to their country or the planet as a whole.
  •   The large majority of Americans are against late-term and "after-birth" abortions.

John Kerry wants "to remove CO2 from the atmosphere."  All of it?
John Kerry reports for duty in war on carbon dioxide.  Three months into the job, and already Joe Biden's climate czar, John Kerry, is making a fool of himself on the world stage. [...] Kerry comes off as a particularly ignorant boob, declaring war not on man-made carbon emissions anymore, (nor aerosol emissions, as had been done in the past) but on carbon dioxide itself, and a creepy plan to manipulate the atmosphere, whether we like it or not.  Too bad about the plants.  There were other problems with his speech, too, as Milloy and the Competitive Enterprise Institute note.

More about carbon dioxide, which is not carbon, and is not a pollutant.

The Democrats are the Real Enemies of Democracy.  Ever since the election of Donald Trump, we have heard ad nauseam about the threat to democracy from Trump and his "enablers."  Meanwhile, the Democrats plan to pack the Supreme Court, the Biden administration rules by executive fiat, and Big Business and the media — now firmly behind the despotic Democratic agenda — silence all dissent.  The anti-American left, under the banners of equality, anti-discrimination, and inclusiveness, have unleashed their dream of an all-out war against whom they anticipate being the future minority of the country: white, Christian, and conservative Americans.  Everything they loathe, once hallmarks of American democracy, is recast as vestiges of white male supremacism and racism permitting their execution at the hands of executive action.

Schumer: Time to legalize marijuana.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is working on legislation to legalize marijuana, suggesting that by next year, "our country will have made progress in addressing the massive overcriminalization of marijuana."  Schumer, a New York Democrat, did not indicate that the Senate would vote to legalize marijuana.  It would require at least 10 GOP votes to beat back a filibuster.  Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon, both Democrats, are working on legislation to decriminalize marijuana by taking it off the federal list of drugs that are crimes to possess.

Biden administration considers cutting nicotine in cigarettes to make them 'non-addictive' (while super potent marijuana gets the greenlight in most states).  The Biden administration will consider forcing cigarette makers to reduce the nicotine in their cigarettes to levels that aren't addicting — at the same time more than half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some form.  The administration already was considering banning menthol flavoring in cigarettes, but while they've been chewing over that rule, they've discussed going even further with the possible nicotine limits, according to the Wall Street Journal.  That means it could soon be forbidden to take a drag off a full-strength cigarette during your lunch break — but it's already perfectly legal to puff away on pot in 17 states and Washington DC.  (When counting 'medicinal' use, it's legal in 34 states.)

Fools' overture.  It hasn't taken long:  gas prices are rising — as are the prices of other durable and consumer goods, such as timber.  Crime is soaring.  China is making threatening gestures, and Russia is massing troops on the border of Ukraine.  There is a crisis on our own southern border, which even President and Lid-Caller-in-Chief Biden accidentally admitted recently, causing White House press secretary Jen Psaki to claim that's not what he really meant to say.  This was all eminently predictable because, as any rational human being knows, actions have consequences.  Banning the Keystone Pipeline, printing and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars, and threatening to implement preposterous environmental policies, defunding the police, and coddling criminals have had the effects that similar actions have always had.  They are the only possible results of actions such as these.

Joe Biden Explores Canceling Federal Student Debt Without Congress.  President Joe Biden is currently exploring the idea of canceling federal student loan debt, awaiting memos on how much he can do legally.  The Biden White House tasked Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to explore the issue, effectively stalling immediate action on the issue as activists increasingly push for him cancel the debt.  White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Biden has not made a decision on the issue either way, as he is waiting for the policy memos.

The Left's Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court:  What Is It & What Does It Mean?  In the latest example of progressive hysteria and hypocrisy, a group of democrats formally launched legislative efforts Thursday [4/15/2021] to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new justices.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet Hank Johnson (D-GA), Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) introduced the bill, called the Judiciary Act of 2021, in efforts to create a 13-justice Supreme Court.  The bill is short, sweet and to the point.  It simply revises the section in federal law that says the Supreme Court has a "Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices" to say "a Chief Justice of the United States and twelve associate justices."

H.R. 1 Is the Pillow Over the Face of Federalism.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rightly notes the bill would "federalize state elections."  He observes that the founders, "intentionally excluded Congress and gave state legislatures the authority to run state elections....  The Act opens elections in every state to widespread fraud, mixed messaging, Constitutional violations, and shuttering of speech."  I regret to inform Paxton — along with governors and other officials in many red states who object to the bill — that, in key respects, this fight was already lost more than 100 years ago, with the passage of the 17th Amendment.  That amendment provided for the direct election of senators by popular vote, replacing the founders' plan for having state legislatures choose members of the U.S. Senate.  The system prior to the direct election of senators certainly had its problems. [...] Nevertheless, far more was lost than was gained by cutting the state governments out of the process altogether.  It is not too much to say that direct election of senators — ratified in 1913 — mortally wounded federalism.

Kerry Agrees to Cooperate With China in Destroying US Economy
  [#1]   Outsourcing all our manufacturing to China while allowing it to self-inspect to meet climate goals
  [#2]   Buying lots of Chinese solar panels to save the planet
  [#3]   Making manufacturing in the United States too expensive to be viable
and soon, no doubt,
  [#4]   Hiking energy prices until America from space looks as dark as North Korea and then every day can be Earth Day

Radical Democrat Priorities in Biden's First 100 Days:  Packing Courts, Amnesty, Reparations, Federalizing Elections, DC Statehood, Banning Electoral College.  The Democrats have proposed, within President Joe Biden's first 100 days, radical initiatives contrary to Biden's "back to normalcy" campaign sold to the American people.  Accordingly, the Democrats have introduced the following radical initiatives:  Packing the courts, amnesty, reparations, federalized elections, D.C. statehood, and banning the Electoral College.  These radical ideas and proposals run counter to what Biden said during his announcement speech for president: [...]

Dems Unveil Plan to Pack the Supreme Court but Republicans Can't Wait for Them to Try.  Democrats have long teased the idea that they would pack the Supreme Court once former President Donald Trump had put three judges in place, but now that the prospect is becoming a reality, Republicans are actually daring Democrats to try it under the idea that once they do try, it'll seal their fate in the midterms.  According to Fox News, not only are Republicans very confident that they'll stop the Democrats from accomplishing expanding the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13, but that the move will be unpopular enough to hand both the House and the Senate to them during the midterm elections.  This has prompted some politicians to openly encourage Democrats to give court packing a shot.

Left willing to sacrifice Democratic majority ramming agenda through.  From nuking the filibuster to packing the Supreme Court, some Democrats want to make the most of their narrow congressional majorities while they still have them — even if that puts the party at greater risk of losing next year.  Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to expand the number of Supreme Court justices from nine, which is where it has been for 150 years, to 13.  "We're not packing the court," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat.  "We're unpacking it."  As the bill was unveiled, the Democratic majority in the House was down to just six seats.  The Senate is deadlocked at 50-50, with Democrats in control due to Vice President Kamala Harris's tiebreaking vote.  Midterm elections are next year, and their party suffered major losses under previous Democratic presidents in 1994, 2010, and 2014.

Washington state passes bill with goal to phase out gasoline cars.  Washington state lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday [4/15/2021] setting a target to stop sales of gasoline-fueled vehicles there beginning in 2030, five years sooner than California.  The target is not a firm mandate and is contingent on the state adopting a tax on vehicle miles traveled, a measure to help pay for new transportation infrastructure, according to the text of the bill.  The move by the Pacific Northwest state comes as efforts to boost adoption of electric vehicles are accelerating over concerns about fossil fuels' contribution to climate change.

What Price Infrastructure.  It seems like just yesterday then-President Obama put Joe Biden in charge of that "three-letter word:  J.O.B.S.," and while he failed in that mission, as president he's back at it, this time with incoherent strategies and massive graft opportunities for all his Democrat constituencies.  The proposed $2 trillion giveaway, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, only thinly disguises the graft-enabling nature of the proposal.  And the means to pay for this giveaway — higher taxes on persons, investments and businesses — are more likely to destroy the economy, most particularly regarding small businesses, long the generator of jobs in this country, than the expenditures proposed for actual infrastructure are to increase job opportunities and prime the economy already reeling from the Covid lockdowns.

Stupid is as Stupid Votes.  The For the People Act of 2021 is the antonymic title for the most openly unconstitutional and unpopular piece of legislation ever to pass muster in the House of Representatives.  It is intended to destroy the process of fair elections in America, turn the watchdog Federal Election Commission into a partisan body, and forestall any state challenges by remanding them to the activist 9th District Court for the District of Columbia.  Passed by the 117th House on March 3, 2021, all 800-plus pages of HB1, redesignated Senate Bill 1 (SB1), made a hard landing in the well of the Senate on St. Patrick's Day, where it is now being reviewed in hearings before the Committee on Rules and Administration.  So long as the Republicans hang tough, it gridlocks and falls upon the sword of the filibuster.

This is not the proper role of the federal government.
Biden's infrastructure plan calls for cities to limit single-family zoning and instead build affordable housing.  President Joe Biden wants cities to put more apartment buildings and multifamily units, such as converted garages, in areas traditionally zoned for single-family housing.  As part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, cities would allow for smaller lots and for apartment buildings with fewer than six units to be built next to a traditional house.  Current zoning laws that favor single-family homes — known as exclusionary zoning — have disproportionately hurt low-income Americans.  Many of them can't afford to buy a big lot of land, leaving them trapped in crowded neighborhoods earmarked in the past for Black and brown residents, while white families were able to move to single-family areas in the suburbs.  Biden's proposal would award grants and tax credits to cities that change zoning laws to bolster more equitable access to affordable housing.

Dems Ready Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court.  On Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate plan to unveil legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court, potentially reversing the originalist gains under former President Donald Trump.  The bill would add four seats to the Court, bringing the total from nine to 13, sources told The Intercept.  Congress has the authority to set the number of justices on the Court, which has remained at 9 since 1869.  House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) are leading the bill in the House while Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will lead the effort in the Senate.

Democrats to propose legislation expanding the Supreme Court.  Several House Democrats are set to unveil legislation Thursday to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court.  Supporters of the proposal plan to hold a news conference on the steps of the Supreme Court building.  They include U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps.  Jerry Nadler and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, and Hank Johnson of Georgia.  Given Democrats' control of the White House and Senate, the legislation could allow the party to supersede the court's current conservative majority by "packing" the Court with liberal justices.  Some Republicans quickly derided the proposal.

The First AOC Administration.  In less than three months, Biden has managed to erase the United States' southern border in order to accelerate the northward flow of undocumented Democrats.  He's having more success than he should in pushing for the higher taxes and onerous regulations that held down the economy when he was Barack Obama's dogsbody, both of which Biden's predecessor lowered, thereby causing the economy to take off.  Biden has reinstated Obama's invertebrate foreign policy, giving the world's bad guys the rope they need, and he's pledged to spend trillions we don't have in order to pursue the fool's errand of carbon-free energy (aka very little energy, and at mini-bar prices).  He's blessed the corrupt HR 1, which if the Senate falls for it would federalize all elections, installing voting rules so lax as to hang a "STEAL ME!" sign on all future elections.  The cherry on top of the sundae is Biden foisting critical race theory onto federal employees, including the military, which Democrats seem determined to declaw.

Biden's Infrastructure Bill Includes Making 'Diverse' Neighborhoods Across America Through Zoning Laws.  The focus of President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill is allegedly to address aging infrastructure across the country, but the massive bill covers a vast amount of other spending, including money for "diversifying" neighborhoods.  This portion of Biden's American Jobs Plan would change zoning laws to end single family home neighborhoods and allow for multiple unit "affordable" or low-income rental housing.

Las Vegas seeks to ban... grass?  Having solved all other problems in Nevada, Las Vegas is turning its attention to a pressing issue that is no doubt on everyone's minds.  There's just too much grass being grown in Sin City.  With that in mind, the municipal government is looking at implementing a ban on "grass that nobody walks on."  While this may sound like an odd topic at first glance, it's actually a rather important subject for them to address and some other southwestern and west coast states might want to pay attention to what they're doing.

Who are the racists?  Who, again, is a racist?  We hear about racists a lot these days.  Racists are supposedly all over.  Might they be people like Bill Gates who believe that requiring the right answer and showing your work in math are an example of white supremacy and racism?  Or the majority of people who believe that all races are capable of getting the right answer and showing their work, and that in order to succeed, they must learn that the correct answer is the only right answer?  Is it they?  Or is it the party that continually claims that it is racist to require an ID to vote?  Or the other party that knows that every person old enough to vote is capable of getting a photo ID and must have one in order to follow all the rules that the government and businesses require?  The party that is willing to destroy minority businesses in Georgia and elsewhere with lies about voting laws?  Or the party that wants all businesses to succeed and believes that all people who are legally eligible have a right to vote?  The party that has continued to keep businesses and schools closed, that is especially harmful to the poor, minorities, and women?  Or the party that strives to get them open as fast as they can?

Sen. Lankford:  H.R.1. Makes It Easy To Vote And Easy To Cheat.  Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) said people have been asking him about the H.R. 1 election bill during his travels across the state.  In a video posted by The Hill Friday, he said citizens have heard the bill is about suppressing votes, but he noted it's nothing about that.  Lankford said he's a firm believer in making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.  However, he said H.R. 1 will make it easy to vote, easy to cheat and easy to commit fraud.  "It's going to challenge our elections from here on out and it changes a lot of our election policies, not for the better, but for the worse," Lankford stated.

If it ain't broke, Joe Biden will break it.  The president is on a tear, as in tearing up arrangements that were achieving their objectives.  His early results are disastrous.  In an act of astonishing foolishness, Biden created a humanitarian and public safety crisis on our southern border by dismantling a successful policy structure that took years to achieve.  In the Mideast, he looks determined to undo the Arab-Israeli alliance Donald Trump forged by returning to the failed policies Biden helped to implement in the Obama-Biden administration.  If that were all, it would be more than enough.  But it's not all.  Biden also wants to end the Senate filibuster and took the first step toward packing the Supreme Court.  Those two moves are so destructive that even Sen. Mitt Romney, who usually saves his criticism for fellow Republicans, drew the line.

Biden to Form Commission to Study Packing the Supreme Court.  President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order on Friday forming a bipartisan commission that will perform a 180-day study of potential changes to the Supreme Court, including court packing and setting term limits for justices.  "The Commission's purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals," the White House said in a statement.  "The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court's role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court's case selection, rules, and practices."  Biden promised to form the bipartisan commission during the campaign in October as he repeatedly dodged questions regarding his stance on expanding the Supreme Court.

The Left's Idea of a Happy Future.  Liberals are fond of predicting the future, and their predictions, which are always dire, then become the pretext for more government. [...] Liberals are wrong about the future because their theories are based on ideology, not on the facts.  Unlike conservatives, whose ideas are grounded on prudence and a clear view of human nature, liberals really have no conception of what drives human beings: their thinking is built on a handful of fixed ideas that can be traced to a number of shallow-minded philosophers including Rousseau, Malthus, Marx, Dewey, and Gore.  What all of these thinkers have in common is the misconception that a centralized, planned economy can transform society into a utopia.  In every case, they've been wrong.  The Earth's population did not starve (Malthus); capitalism was not replaced with a socialist utopia (Marx); the earth has not been consumed by storm, drought, and rising seas (Gore).

The missing mandate behind Biden's grandiose plans.  If you are a political leader who wishes to effect "fundamental change" during your lifetime, there are only two ways to achieve that goal: receiving a massive electoral mandate or, failing that, using the government's military force against those citizens who resist fundamental change.  The Democrats, with their grandiose plans for gun control, court-packing, erasing America's sovereign border, and adding new states, are acting as if they have that mandate.  As their desperation to end the filibuster shows, they don't.  That leaves only force.

Biden's $1.5 Trillion 'Skinny' Budget Includes Increases For Climate, Education And Social Justice Spending Programs.  President Joe Biden sent his discretionary budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 to Congress on Friday [4/9/2021], which includes historic increases across various education, climate and social justice spending programs.  In total, Biden's "skinny" budget requests $769 billion for non-defense spending, a $105.3 billion increase from the previous year's enacted budget.  Though the president previously criticized former President Donald Trump's drastic increases in overall defense spending, Biden's FY22 request also includes a $13.3 billion increase for defense programs, bringing the total to $753 billion for the year.  Administration officials say the defense bumps will allow the country to pursue "its strategic goals as we outcompete China" and provide pay raises for service members.

Biden is the Most anti-American President in US History.  Barack Obama made it abundantly clear that he not only loathed these United States, but he was also embarrassed by his own nation and its citizens.  He did tremendous damage over his eight years in office.  He treated our enemies like allies and our allies like enemies.  He set race relations back at least fifty years having been indoctrinated in the odious Jeremiah Wright brand of anti-Americanism.  But who among us could have predicted how much damage a Biden administration could and would do in just a few months?  Even the careless and womanizing Bill Clinton did not set out to destroy the country.  But Obama set the left on a new and insidious course, the Cloward-Piven, Alinskyite path to totalitarianism.  The Democrat party of today is overtly anti-American and having captured our educational system decades ago, has indoctrinated several generations who now believe that hating their own country is synonymous with virtue, with being sufficiently woke.

Biden's Stalin-esque 5-Year Plans.  Of the $2.3 trillion Biden proposes to spend, only $921 billion would be dedicated to what most agree is infrastructure.  As we noted earlier this week, the remainder "would go to pet Democrat projects, payoffs to unions and left-wing groups, squirrelly climate change projects, money for misgoverned and impecunious Blue States, and other waste." [...] Just as the Soviet revolutionaries did, today's "American" Democrats are trying to corrupt the language for their political benefit, telling the country that the words we've understood for so long don't mean what the dictionaries say they do.  For instance, Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York tweeted that "Paid leave is infrastructure.  Child care is infrastructure.  Caregiving is infrastructure."

What Happened to Biden's Unity Agenda?  Less than three months ago, President Joe Biden stood in front of the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots and delivered his inaugural address.  He called for unity, and Americans who see a politically fractured country welcomed it. [...] Biden pushed through a thoroughly partisan COVID-19 bill.  The lockdowns smashed the livelihoods of many Americans.  There was broad bipartisan consensus to provide further relief to small businesses and individual Americans.  There was also support for further funding to speed vaccine deployment.  By focusing on these core COVID-19-related areas, Biden could have achieved the first major bipartisan success in many years.  A group of 10 influential Republicans approached him with such a package.  Biden rejected them and instead signed the most expensive spending bill in U.S. history, without a single Republican vote.

Biden commences his war on the suburbs.  Joe Biden's "infrastructure" bill isn't about improving America's roads, bridges, and other elements of our infrastructure.  It's about transforming America as radically as can be done through spending legislation.  We shouldn't be surprised, therefore, that the legislation includes an attack on single-family zoning. [...] The question is whether localities will give up their right to zone in exchange for the money dangled before them in the "infrastructure" bill.  The answer depends on (1) the amount of the money dangled and (2) the relative prosperity of the locality.

Biden's Infrastructure Bill Aims to End Single-Family Zoning.  With the introduction of his massive, $2.3 trillion "infrastructure" bill, President Biden's campaign to end suburban single-family zoning has begun.  If you think this issue was debated and resolved during the 2020 presidential campaign, you are mistaken.  It's true that Biden's campaign platform openly and unmistakably pledged to abolish single-family zoning.  As soon as President Trump made an issue of that pledge, however, Biden went virtually silent on the issue and the Democrat-supporting press falsely denied that Biden had any designs on single-family zoning at all.  Now that he's president, Biden's infrastructure bill openly includes programs designed to "eliminate" single-family zoning (which Biden calls "exclusionary zoning").

9 Things You Need to Know About Biden's 'Infrastructure' Spending Plan.  [#4] Federal takeover of local responsibilities.  Much of the infrastructure spending in the Biden plan would go toward purely local projects.  This includes $100 billion for school construction, $100 billion for water lines, $20 billion for pedestrian safety, and more.  Each of these issues might be legitimate public concerns in some local communities.  However, this does not justify federal intervention, and that intervention comes with many costs.  First, it places more power and control in Washington despite long-standing federal dysfunction.  This is unhealthy for our democracy, making federal elections even more bitter and winner-takes-all than they currently are.  Second, it subsidizes local governments that may have shirked their core duties at the expense of areas that are governed responsibly.  This would also incentivize local governments to slack on infrastructure and wait for future federal bailouts.

Can The US Borrow Its Way To Higher Growth? (Spoiler:  No).  In its chart of the day, DB credit strategist Stuart Sparks writes that history teaches us that although investments in productive capacity can in principle raise potential growth and r* in such a way that the debt incurred to finance fiscal stimulus is paid down over time (r-g<0), it turns out that there is little evidence that it has ever been achieved in the past.

The Higher Superstition:  The fallacy that lies behind "follow the science" fundamentalism.  In one year we budgeted $5.2 trillion we don't have, and so have to create ex nihilo or borrow, effectively mortgaging our children's and grandchildren's futures.  But that's not all:  the Biden consortium is proposing to create $2.5 trillion more debt, the first down payment on an "infrastructure stimulus" package — D.C.-speak for handouts to political clients, panhandlers, and grifters.  The Biden crew is also working on skimming even more trillions from corporations and the "rich who don't pay their fair share," reducing the money available to the market for investment and growth.  But don't worry, now economic scientists have given us "Modern Monetary Theory."  In its vulgar version — the one politicians can understand — the theory asserts that the U.S., as the global currency, can spend freely since everybody prefers to buy our debt, and interest rates will remain low.  And if we're still short of funds, the Federal Reserve can just tap a computer key and make more.  Inflation?  We'll worry about that iceberg when we get to it.

Schumer Is Wrong To Assume Cancelling Student Loan Debt Will Close The 'Wealth Gap'.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday made the case for cancelling $50,000 in student loan debt for borrowers across the nation.  According to the senator, student loan debt burdens millions of Americans and "right now" is the time for lawmakers to act.  Schumer described getting a higher education as a "ladder up" with "student debt being a weight down."  He cited a number of reasons for Americans taking on massive student loan debt, including the skyrocketing cost of tuition and low-wage jobs that are available for college students.  "So many people have a mountain of debt on their shoulders.  Americans are $1.7 trillion [in debt].  Nine million students, former students, are in default on their loans.  It gets worse and worse and worse," Schumer said during a video chat.

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There are only two sides on the fence:  Either a college graduate is better off than he was, even with a mountain of debt, OR the price of a college degree is too high, and it's just not worth it.  Leftist politicians are trying to have it both ways:  You must get a degree, but if you get into debt, you're a victim.  If individual Americans are in debt, and most Americans are, that's not the government's problem.  If some Americans have more wealth than others, that's not the government's problem.

H.R. 1 Is for the Democrats — Not the People.  We still don't know how much voter fraud occurred during the 2020 national elections, or how much it influenced the results.  Whether or not the procedure was as sinister and odious as President Donald Trump and many of his surrogates said it was, there was evidence of enough smoke at so many voting centers that it is safe to say that there was some kind of fire.  At this point, it is unlikely that we'll ever know, but if the Democrats have their way, election fraud won't just be an aberration or even a scandal — it will be a way of life in America.  At the beginning of March, when the House passed H.R. 1 (also known as the "For The People Act"), it sent a bill to the Senate that would codify voter fraud and mischief if it becomes law.  H.R. 1 could be the most corrosive and degenerative legislation ever designed by an American lawmaker.

Overview of All Proposed Spending in Biden's Infrastructure Plan.  [This is only a sample:]
  ·   $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads, and main streets most in need of repair.  This includes funding to improve air quality, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce congestion.  [Since when do bridges and highways affect air quality? Road construction is a state concern, not a federal concern.]
  ·   $20 billion to improve road safety.
  ·   $85 billion to modernize existing transit systems.
  ·   $80 billion to address Amtrak's repair backlog.
  ·   $174 billion investment in the electric vehicle market.
  ·   $111 billion to replace 100 percent of the nation's lead pipes and service lines to ensure clean, safe drinking water.  [How many lead pipes are in use in 2021?  Approximately zero, I'd guess.]
  ·   $100 Billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure to reach 100 percent coverage.  [This is a matter to be addressed by private companies, not the government.  You'll get high speed internet service as soon as you buy it. High speed internet service is not essential to life.]
  ·   $100 Billion to re-energize America's power infrastructure to form a more resilient grid that will place the United States "on the path to achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035."  [None of the electricity entering your house today has carbon attached to it.  It's already carbon-free.  If you're talking about generating electricity without emitting carbon dioxide, say what you mean!]

Borrowing $2 trillion to spend $921 billion on public works.  A reader asked me a few questions about Chairman Xiden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which I gladly answered and will share with readers.  But first let us look at how the mainstream press views this.  CNBC reported, "President Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery package on Wednesday."  Well that's a lot of money.  We are increasing federal spending by another 50%. [...] So we are borrowing $2 trillion so we can spend $621 billion on transportation plus another $300 [billion] improving public utilities.

Will You Be Drowned By Biden's Coming Tidal Wave Of Tax Hikes?  Joe Biden's massive $2 trillion "infrastructure plan" is in fact another giant tax hike disguised as a jobs program.  Even worse, the Bidenites pretend that the taxes will hit wealthy people and big corporations hard, while the spending will provide jobs for struggling workers.  Don't believe any of it.  First, a reality check.  Spending was up sharply last year, and will likely be up at least 50% this year.  Yet, even the tax hikes now being discussed won't come close to covering the spending increases.  Let's review:  During the pandemic year, the U.S. spent $6.5 trillion, a 47% surge in just one year.  This year, we've already added about $4 trillion in new spending.  Debt is now an unimaginable $30 trillion, and headed much higher.  And yes, we have to pay it off, even if we "owe it to ourselves," as some like to say.

The Utter Crushing Phoniness of Joe Biden's Costly Infrastructure Plan.  One of the most striking — and depressing — realities of our nation's capital these days is the importance of image and the irrelevance of substance and truth.  Appearances have always been somewhat important.  Remember that shot of John Edwards coiffing his hair just so in the 2004 campaign?  Take the recent so-called Covid relief bill, for example.  It had $1,400 in gimmes and extended unemployment benefits as the tempting frosting to keep average folks somewhat happy and muffle complaints.  Never mind paying for trillions more; this is a crisis.  And we can't let any crisis go to waste.  The reality, however, is that only about 10 percent of that "Covid relief" was actual Covid relief.  The rest was financial takeout for more Democratic constituencies.

Democrats' impractical energy policies won't stop climate change.  During the Vietnam War, a general was paraphrased saying he had "to destroy the village to save it."  This phrase may be the motivation behind President Joe Biden and the Left, who want to eliminate fossil fuel use in America.  Now, Biden's stated goal is to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 2035 and the entire U.S. economy by 2050.  Recently, the Democratic chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a bill to codify these goals and added a mandate for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions in the power sector by 2030.  If this policy is implemented, it will destroy livelihoods, disrupt families, decimate communities, increase utility bills, and threaten the stability of the grid.  Even if we accomplish this goal, the United States would still experience the negative effects of climate change since the rest of the world is increasingly using fossil fuels.

DNC Launches Billboard Blitz To Sell Biden's $1.9T Coronavirus Relief Law.  The Democratic National Committee is hitting the road in its latest campaign to tout President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and call out Republicans who voted against it.  The DNC will unveil billboards Monday in 20 states to thank Biden and Democratic senators for approving $1,400 stimulus checks.  The monthlong ad campaign, targeted for high-traffic areas near airports, will also remind motorists that their GOP senators opposed the payments to 127 million Americans.  In Orlando, Florida, for example, the new billboard on State Road 528 along the route to the airport shames GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio.  "Help is here," the billboard reads.  "Thanks to President Biden.  No Thanks to Sen. Scott [and] Sen. Rubio."

Branding Georgia Election Law, Senate Filibuster 'Racist' Is Vile Tactic to Justify HR 1.  President Joe Biden, his fellow liberals, and his friends in the national news media are purposely — and cynically — misrepresenting Georgia's new election reform law, and it's a key part of a far-reaching strategy that stretches well beyond the borders of the Peach State.  They are dishonestly attacking the Georgia legislation as a throwback to the Jim Crow era, while simultaneously assailing the Senate filibuster as "racist" as well.  Those are two vital elements of the grand plan to ram the federal election-takeover legislation, HR 1, the euphemistically titled "For the People Act," through Congress.  The true intent of the legislation — and the road map to get it to Biden's desk — is to weaken election security and to cement liberals' hold on power for decades.

White House moves toward approving huge wind project off east coast.  The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the US east coast, saying on Monday [3/29/2021] it is taking steps toward approving a huge windfarm off New Jersey as part of an effort to generate electricity for more than 10m homes by 2030. Meeting the target could mean jobs for more than 44,000 workers and for 33,000 others in related employment, the White House said.  The effort also would help avoid 78 m[illion] metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, a key step in the fight to slow the climate crisis.

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[#1] It is unwise to blindly believe "mainstream" news media reports about the climate or anything else.  [#2] There is no climate crisis.  World-wide average temperatures are changing at the rate of about one degree per century.  That is not a crisis.  [#3] Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and CO2 has a far smaller role in the "greenhouse effect" than water vapor.  No significant reduction in CO2 emissions is possible without wrecking the economy of every major country.  No significant reduction of the CO2 content of the atmosphere is technologically feasible.  No actions taken by the United States, regarding carbon dioxide emissions, will have any effect at all unless China and India take the same actions, which they won't.

Joe Biden Restarts Visa Programs for Companies to Outsource U.S. Jobs While 17M Americans Remain Jobless.  President Joe Biden has restarted a number of visa programs, allowing United States companies to more readily outsource jobs, even as about 17 million Americans remain jobless.  In June 2020, Trump signed an executive order halting H-1B visas, H-4 visas, H-2B visas, L visas, and J-1 visas while tens of millions of Americans were jobless or underemployed due to economic lockdowns as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

Biden's 'infrastructure plan' is not about infrastructure, but you'll still pay for it.  If you watched Joe Biden sputter through his announcement of the administration's $2 trillion "infrastructure plan," you may have been left with some questions.  First, is this really about infrastructure?  Bridges?  Roads?  Airports?  Things we could actually use?  Or is it yet another weird climate scheme/power grab/race-based redistribution plan?  What exactly is this?  And by the way, $2 trillion sounds like a lot for anything.  Won't that kind of spending cause hyperinflation?  If you print money like it's not worth anything, doesn't the value of that money decline?  Normal people may have had questions like that.  Thankfully The New York Times was on the scene to quell all doubt.  The Times approached Biden's plan with the calculated enthusiasm of Izvestia applauding yet another record Soviet potato harvest.

White House still lying about what Georgia's election law says.  A leftover from yesterday but one that shouldn't go by the boards.  Not only is Biden consistently lying in interviews about what Georgia's bill does to early-voting hours across the state, Jen Psaki backed up the lie at Thursday's press briefing.  WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler is getting exasperated:  "It's hard for any White House to admit error, especially when the president has three times repeated the falsehood," he tweeted last night.  "But this is becoming a pretty deep hole."  This is more than just not wanting to admit error, though.  This is a full-court press by Democrats to demagogue the new law as Jim Crow 2.0 in order to put pressure on the filibuster fans in their own Senate caucus to push H.R. 1 through.  Lying to make the law sound worse than it is remains a key part of that strategy.

Business anger grows at Biden's 'infrastructure plan: pouring billions into fixing racial inequalities, climate change, electric cars.  Major American business groups have lined up against President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — even after many of them got behind his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief effort.  The opposition signals the headwinds the White House is up against promoting a package the Biden is designating as the next big push of his agenda, and one that he said Friday would create 19 million jobs.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce went after the plan as 'dangerously misguided.'

Biden's War on CO2 — Starving Planet Earth.  Carbon dioxide is persona non grata in leftist circles.  Listening to Democrat blathering over CO2, which they exhale copiously with each breath, one would think this gas is poisonous, on par with Sarin or other nerve gases.  In reality, CO2 is plant food, and essential for life on planet Earth.  One of President Biden's first executive orders, signed on January 20, aims to "restore science to tackle the climate crisis."  Joe claims, "the policy of my Administration to listen to the science."  Really? [...] In the executive order, Biden emphasizes the "social cost of carbon," whatever that means.  Is there a social cost of air and water too?  Is the word "social" a convenient excuse to invoke "social justice," "systemic racism," "oppression," "intersectionality," "privilege," and other leftist dog-whistle buzzwords in the grand plan of fundamentally transforming America?

Biden asks his Education Secretary if he can legally cancel up to $50,000 in student debt for EVERY American.  President Joe Biden's Secretary of Education is looking into whether the president can cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for millions of borrowers.  White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said at a Politico Playbook event Thursday that Biden has asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to figure out if the president has the legal authority to wipe out their balances.  On the campaign trail he said he wanted to wipe away $10,000 per borrower, but prominent Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have pressed him to pursue $50,000 in debt relief per student.

Biden's Tax-and-Spend 'Infrastructure' Plan Would Slow [the] Economy [and] Deepen [the] Swamp.  The Biden administration on Wednesday released details of the first part of its latest enormous spending plan.  Although President Joe Biden is promoting the plan as a way to create jobs through infrastructure projects, its combination of tax hikes and central planning would leave the nation poorer and more dysfunctional.  Amazingly, this $2 trillion-plus in spending and $400 billion in tax subsidies covers only part of an increasingly radical wish list.  The White House will announce details on the second part of the plan, focused on welfare programs, in a few weeks.  The government paid for the $6 trillion in combined COVID-19 relief, economic "stimulus," and politically motivated bailouts over the past year by adding to the national debt.

Joe Biden's Infrastructure Plan Focuses on 'Racial Equity'.  President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the so-called "American Jobs Plan," spends a great deal of space promising to address "racial equity."  As Breitbart News has explained, the term "equity" is not the same as "equality."  Equity is prepared to sacrifice equality before the law to benefit individuals claiming membership in groups deemed to suffer from historic disadvantages.  Under President Donald Trump, black unemployment and poverty rates reached record lows, and the gap between black and white unemployment was the smallest ever, thanks to economic growth, Opportunity Zones, and immigration enforcement.  Trump achieved those landmarks without policies aimed at taxing the wealth of some Americans to redistribute it to others along racial lines.  However, Biden ran for president on a promise to "rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country."

Trump says Biden's 'ludicrous' $2 trillion infrastructure package is a 'cruel and heartless attack on the American dream'.  Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package as a 'cruel and heartless attack on the American dream' that will benefit the Chinese and 'crush' US workers.  Trump released a statement in advance of Biden's trip to Pittsburgh Wednesday where he'll formally roll out the new plan, which includes the most comprehensive corporate tax hike in 30 years and could include a raid on high-income residents.  'Biden's policy would break the back of the American Worker with among the highest business tax rates in the developed world,' Trump said.

Capitol buzz:  Schumer about to push federal legalization of marijuana.  Can Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden take advantage of budding support for ending decades of stringent federal prohibition on marijuana?  Or will the effort to remove the substance from drug schedules go up in smoke?  Bloomberg News sees a narrow path ahead for something more robust than just decriminalization, not long after Biden and the White House fumbled the issue with its staffers. [...] This approach looks very confused.  Booker and Wyden want to remove it from federal schedules, which would then leave legalization to the states.  However, they still want to regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, even though much of its use would likely come from locally grown crops.  It grows nearly everywhere (hence its "weed" nickname), and would not therefore often cross state lines for distribution.  Without it being on the drug schedules, what legitimate jurisdiction would the federal government have to tax and/or control its use?

Breaking Down and Breaking Up?  [Scroll down]  Let's say, too, that the Biden cabal's binge spending, amounting to trillions of dollars in spoils for Democrats, their constituencies, and favored special interests, continues with abandon or near enough.  The national debt is nearing $30 trillion.  The laughably named "COVID Relief" measure was relief, all right — relief for incompetent, profligate blue state and big city governments.  The Biden cabal's $3 trillion infrastructure improvement proposal — now being fine-tuned to "combat" climate change and guarantee that all the usual suspects get their share of the spoils — is more budget busting.  Interest rates, currently at historic lows, won't stay low forever.  Why do we know this?  Because there are no constants in the universe or on Planet Earth.  When interest rates rise, public and private debt becomes significantly more expensive.  What then?  Pour onerous tax increases and heap mountains of red tape on businesses large — and most distressingly — small.  To compound bad, wash down the poison pill of the Green New Deal.

Do you know any Biden voter who thought they were voting for this?
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate 'Day of Visibility'.  President Joe Biden will display transgender flags at the White House on Wednesday [3/31/2021] to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, according to an official.  White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. [...] Biden also released a statement Wednesday to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.  "Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world," Biden's statement read.

This statement should have been made at least a month ago:
Biden's insane new spend-fest is a recipe for national disasterThree.  Trillion.  Dollars.  Maybe four:  That's how much President Joe Biden wants for his next installment of Let's Remake America.  Think of it as pumping gasoline by the shipload onto a wildfire.  Fresh off signing a $1.9 trillion bill for "COVID relief" (that has little to do with COVID or relief), the prez is now set to roll out yet another tranche of his free-money orgy Wednesday.  It's so huge, he's splitting it into two parts — one focusing on infrastructure, a second on progressive, social-policy wish-list items.  Together, they'd represent the single-largest outlay of cash in US history.  And the aim is to "fix" everything from the nation's insufficiently-green economy to "income inequality" to child care, even as it miraculously revives domestic-manufacturing jobs while making the country carbon-neutral.  Biden's been sold on the idea he can be the new FDR, imposing a historic nationwide transformation — including the Green New Deal fantasy of socialist-progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

New York lawmakers pass bill to legalize marijuana.  New York lawmakers on Tuesday night passed a sweeping bill legalizing recreational pot.  The state Legislature greenlit the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act after hours of debate that extended into the night.  "Today is an historic day for New Yorkers," state Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), one of the bill's sponsors, said in a statement.  "I could not be more proud to cast my vote to end the failed policies of marijuana prohibition in our state, and begin the process of building a fair and inclusive legal market for adult-use cannabis."

The Democrats' background check bill is already tanking.  Chuck Schumer and his Senate Democrat colleagues have a gun control problem on their hands.  President Joe Biden has already promised his liberal supporters that he was going to get some gun control legislation passed, but even the bill viewed as having the best chance of reaching his desk has been declared "dead on arrival" in the upper chamber.  H.R. 8 is the bill that was supposed to expand background checks to a "universal level" and was viewed as being at least somewhat less onerous to Second Amendment supporters.  But now, it appears that Schumer and Pelosi won't even be able to reuse their bogus reconciliation scheme to hammer H.R. 8 through because it won't even reach fifty votes on the Senate floor.  So now it's back to the drawing board.

On Electoral Redistricting Panels, HR 1 Would Require Racial, Gender Discrimination.  HR 1, the so-called For the People Act, is a dangerous and radical bill.  It threatens the security, fairness, and integrity of our elections and restricts the First Amendment rights of Americans to freely engage in political speech and activity.  It would force state legislatures to hand over the redistricting process to unaccountable bureaucrats and institutionalizes racial and gender quotas.  It would also implement what amounts to a test to participate in redistricting that violates the associational and religious rights of the public.

DFL bill aims to limit how much Minnesotans can drive.  State Democrats want to limit the number of miles Minnesotans can drive, according to a new bill making its way through the Legislature.  The "Sustainable Transportation Act" would require Minnesota to adopt a goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled by "at least 20% by 2050."  Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, said a reduction in vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, is needed "if we are going to make headway in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector."  "Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and we've had the least amount of reduction in the transportation sector," Hornstein said during a Thursday [3/25/2021] hearing on his bill.

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[#1] This is an attempt to coerce ordinary drivers into switching to public transportation, i.e., full reliance on the government, with a large dose of authoritarian control, indoctrination, and surveillance.  [#2] Every city bus in your town is probably driving around empty, or nearly empty, at this very moment.  Privately-owned cars may emit CO2 — so what? — but with every driver autonomously going directly to his or her destination, it is the most efficient use of fuel.  [#3] "Greenhouse gas emissions" — if they're talking about carbon dioxide — are not a problem.  Water vapor has a far greater role in the greenhouse effect than CO2.  The greenhouse effect is here to stay, fortunately.  [#4] Automobiles get more miles per gallon now than ever before.  Even if I drive around by myself, I'm getting twice as many miles per gallon as I did 30 years ago.  [#5] If the average worldwide temperature goes up 1/2 degree over the course of your lifetime, and you could prevent it by giving up your license to drive, would you do it?  I wouldn't.  That's not an acceptable trade-off.  [#6] These Minnesota politicians are straining at a gnat, and swallowing a camel.  The gnat is the CO2 coming from your exhaust pipe.  The camel is the CO2 from the Chinese and Indian power plants that are burning coal and exhausting CO2 into the same atmosphere shared by Minnesota and the rest of the world.

Democrats embarking on Caesarism.  Many of today's Democrats are acting more like tyrants than "public servants."  In fact, the latter term seems quaint, a relic of a bygone era.  It is hard for many, me included, not to chuckle sadly when encountering that antiquated term.  The Biden administration has largely dispensed with the legislative process and the Constitution and is imposing its will by Executive Orders — presidential fiat — more suited to a classic banana republic than a constitutional democratic republic.  Democrats today bear little resemblance to the party of William Jefferson Clinton let alone Thomas Jefferson.  JFK would be considered a radical right-wing extremist, a Christian demagogue by today's Dems.  When certain powerful Democrats talk of "Democratic Socialism," rest assured the emphasis is on Socialism.  They want power and they want it now, partly for their own advancement but also because many are true ideologues, possessed (I could end this sentence there) with a truly fanatical zeal.

Biden confident gun control legislation will pass.  President Biden is confident Congress will pass gun control legislation in the wake of multiple mass shootings that happened over the last few weeks.  Biden told reporters on Sunday he believes Congress will greenlight "rational gun control" measures.  "The only gun control legislation that's ever passed is mine.  It's going to happen again," Biden said.  President Biden confident on passing "rational gun control."

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Maybe you could start by sending people to jail when they make deliberately false statements on ATF Form 4473.

S1 Slammed As 'Political Corruption' As Republicans Go All-In On Attacking Dems' Election Reform Bill.  Republicans are launching a full-court press against the congressional Democrats' wide ranging election and campaign finance reform bill.  "It's political corruption," the announcer charges in a new commercial that is part of a major ad blitz by the National Republican Senatorial Committee starting Monday.  "Stop the grab.  Stop the fraud."  The Senate GOP reelection arm is spending seven figures to run the spots in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire, four states they hope to flip from blue to red in the 2022 midterms, when Republicans will aim to win back the majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Biden says he's optimistic about passing gun control through divided Senate.  President Biden on Sunday [3/28/2021] expressed optimism about getting gun control legislation passed on Capitol Hill — claiming he's done it before and can do it again.  "I'm the only one who's ever gotten it passed, man," Biden told reporters at New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware.  "Everyone keeps wondering whether I care about dealing with rational gun control — the only gun control legislation ever passed is mine.  "It's gonna happen again."  The president said that he was even willing to call Republican members of Congress to help push through a deal in an evenly-divided Senate.  Biden was referring to the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.  The ban expired in 2004.

Red China eyes Taiwan while our military goes for woke.  The Fox headlined succinctly summarized why suddenly, after 250 years of protecting the nation, the U.S. military suddenly is concerned about social justice rather than caring about defending the country.  The headline said, "Marine Corps reservist warns that Biden Pentagon's 'woke' rules and priorities endangering U.S. security."  The last three words speak to the goal of the Democrat Party's insistence that the Pentagon embrace transgenderism.  Focusing on social policy rather than military performance endangers U.S. security.  Democrats bet that losing the next war will benefit them.

When The Powerful Say Truth Is A Lie And Lies Are The Truth, No One Will Stand Up For America But You.  Open The New York Times' politics page Thursday morning and the top headline reads, "Democrats Begin Push For Biggest Expansion In Voting Since 1960s." It's a story about the most important election power-grab in modern legislative history, with a slim, partisan majority of senators seeking to wrest control of elections away from state governments to ensure Democrat control for decades to come.  For starters, H.R. 1 will ban voter ID requirements, mandate early voting windows, allow outside activist groups to deliver votes for counting, do away with notarized absentee ballots, force states to accept absentees for 10 days after an election is over, narrow the Federal Election Commission by one member to allow for partisan control, mandate counting illegal aliens in voting districts, allow the IRS to investigate non-profits' political ideas, and make it nearly impossible to sue over the new rules.

Biden's radical agenda [is] likely to hit [a] wall.  Joe Biden, or whoever is pulling the strings, has an ambitious agenda.  Too ambitious in a well-functioning democracy for a president who squeaked into the White House and whose party holds only half of the Senate seats.  There is no mandate for the kind of sweeping change Biden and his handlers desire.  One can debate whether ours is a well functioning democracy, but I hope it still functions well enough to prevent the kind of radical change the Democrats are pushing for.  I believe it probably will, for the next two years at least.  On the face of things, the filibuster is the obstacle to the Democrats' radical agenda.  As long as it's permitted, the Democrats are quite limited in what they can get through the Senate.

Conservatives need to attack the tech monopolies aggressively.  Modern communism and socialism are two ideological suits cut from the same bolt of cloth.  Communism is more of an internationally oriented ideology (workers of the world unite!) that says the "workers" should own the means of production.  Socialism is historically more nationalist in practice.  Significantly, it allows businesses to remain in private hands, provided that those businesses act as agents of the government.  American socialism has an international orientation, explaining its adherents' belief in globalism and open borders, but it still allows businesses to retain their monopolistic positions.

$3T Infrastructure Grab Bag Would Strangle Economy, Americans With Debt, Taxes.  The media were flooded Monday with news that the Biden administration is working on a colossal new $3 trillion to $4 trillion spending plan.  While full details are not available yet, the plan appears to be another left-wing grab bag of big-government proposals.  Rather than stimulating the economy, it would stimulate bigger government while funneling unprecedented amounts of power and money through the hands of politicians in Washington.  All this comes on the heels of President Joe Biden signing into law on March 11 a badly flawed $1.9 trillion legislative package that was originally marketed as a COVID-19 response, but which was more focused on left-wing pet causes, such as bailouts for union pension plans and unnecessary handouts for state governments.  Just a day later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released a statement calling for bipartisan work on legislation that would focus on infrastructure.

'This is how you DESTROY an economy': Mark Levin torches Democrats' massive infrastructure bill.  Last week, Democrats confiscated $1.9 trillion of your children's and grandchildren's money on a partisan COVID-19 "stimulus" package.  Last year, they piled on $4.1 trillion in debt to prevent the economy from collapsing as blue state governors shuttered their businesses.  Now, as an infrastructure stimulus looms, Mark is sounding the alarm, saying our nation faces "fiscal suicide" at the hands of the Democratic Party.  "In 18 months' time, we have spent, or have obligated for spending, $16.5 trillion," Mark exclaimed.  "And what's coming next?  Two more trillion, we're told, in infrastructure.  And the Republicans are saying the Democrats are going to spend a tiny percent on infrastructure and load it up with yet more new entitlements, new programs, [and] new spending ... and they pretend they're going to pay for it.  How are they going to pay for it?  Massive tax increases on corporations, which means everything you buy is going to go up.  Which also means, if they can't turn a profit they're going to fire people.  Incredible."

Biden bribes Manchin, bye-bye filibuster.  Joe Biden has never been known for subtlety. [...] [The Democrats'] legislative priorities — passing HR 1 to guarantee Republicans will never win another presidency or congressional majority by mandating nationwide cheating-enabling mail-in voting with no ID requirements and much more — depend on ending the filibuster.  And Manchin's vote is required to do that.  If confirmed by the Senate [...], Mrs. Manchin would have major role in an agency with a $165 million budget whose "mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia."  The word "invest" is the key one here.  That means money.  Money handed out to people, either directly or through loan guarantees (think:  Solyndra) or some other mechanism.

Democrats Push "Drive Plastic Manufacturing To China" Act.  Congressional Democrats are offering up a bill whose effects will be to destroy the American plastics industry and drive manufacturing to China: [...] Plastics are basically in every part of the American economy, from cars to medicine to semiconductors to clothing.  As the biggest petrochemical producing state, Texas would be badly hurt by such regulation, but so would Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Illinois (among many others). [...] Of course, this bill wouldn't stop anyone from opening plastics plants in China, where environmental regulations are far more lax.  If this bill passes, opening a plastics plant in China may indeed require less money in bribes for communist party officials than opening one in America would require in crony capitalist payoffs to Democratic Party toadies.  So the end result will be more global pollution and fewer American jobs.  This is yet another area where Democrats' rent-seeker behavior will harm the American economy to ensure that their own palms are greased.

Peter Doocy Asks Psaki If Joe Biden Was Supporting a "Relic of Jim Crow Era" When he Defended the Filibuster in 2005 as a Senator.  Joe Biden on Thursday [3/25/2021] was asked by a reporter if he agreed with Obama that the filibuster is a 'relic of the Jim Crow era.'  Biden replied, "Yes."  The filibuster requires 60 votes to pass most legislation in the Senate.  Getting rid of the filibuster would allow the Democrats to ram through far-left, extreme measures with a simple majority.  Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have embraced the filibuster as Senators, but all of a sudden it's racist.  Fox News reporter Peter Doocy called out Joe Biden's hypocrisy during a press briefing on Friday and Jen Psaki twisted herself into a pretzel trying to explain why the filibuster is now bad.

9 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Federal Takeover of Elections.  Lawmakers listened to ominous references to the South's Jim Crow era and Maoist China as the Senate held its first hearing on Democrats' legislation to nationalize elections while eliminating voter ID and most other state election safeguards.  "This bill has rightly been called the Corrupt Politicians Act because it is designed to keep corrupt politicians in office," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said as he denounced the legislation.  The hearing Wednesday [3/24/2021] also saw the return of former Attorney General Eric Holder to Capitol Hill to advocate passage of Democrats' bill, and in particular changing how congressional districts are redrawn.  Holder insisted that voter fraud "simply doesn't exist."  And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded at one point:  "I would like to ask my Republican colleagues, why are you so afraid of democracy?"

New York officials reach agreement to legalize marijuana.  New York State officials have reached a deal to legalize marijuana, legislative sources told The Post on Wednesday — just hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it "essential" to the state's social and economic well-being.  The reform measures will be included in the laws to be proposed as part of the state budget on April 1, the sources said[.]  The deal would allow New Yorkers over the age of 21 to legally buy and possess up to three ounces of pot for their personal use, with licensed sales to begin by December 2022, sources said.

Illinois is cooked, and it's time to get out.  It is time to leave Illinois.  It's not the three feet of snow; the corruption and tax increases; or even that my city, Evanston, voted in 2019 to award reparations.  The tipping point is that my alderman, the lone reasonable, fiscally responsible voice on the city council, was trounced in our city primary election.  Illinois has been in a steady decline, but there are now "new and improved" reasons to leave the state.  In the last month, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed one of the most aggressively anti-police crime bills in the country, and the state adopted the most progressive, anti-intellectual education bill in the country.

Biden Now Supports Ending Filibuster, Held Meeting On How 'Big,' 'Fast' He Can 'Jam Through' Agenda:  Report.  Democrat President Joe Biden reportedly held a recent secret meeting in the White House with "historians" to discuss how "big" of an agenda he could push and how "fast" he could "jam" it through.  The agenda that Biden is pursuing would bring "once-in-a-lifetime historic changes to America," Axios reported.  Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared in November that if Democrats won both U.S. Senates in the Georgia runoff elections that Democrats would "change America."  "The historians' views were very much in sync with his own:  It is time to go even bigger and faster than anyone expected.  If that means chucking the filibuster and bipartisanship, so be it," the report said.  "People close to Biden tell us he's feeling bullish on what he can accomplish, and is fully prepared to support the dashing of the Senate's filibuster rule to allow Democrats to pass voting rights and other trophy legislation for his party."  The agenda that Biden wants to enact includes a crackdown on the Second Amendment, passing a highly controversial election reform bill, and a radical climate agenda.

'Corrupt Politicians Act' Rigs Elections for the Radical Left.  Democrats are gearing up to try to radically transform our election system and lock in majorities at every level of elected government for decades to come.  Democrats call this bill the For the People Act, or HR 1, but a more appropriate name would be the Corrupt Politicians Act because it's designed by the politicians, of the politicians, and for the politicians. [...] This bill eliminates countless state election integrity laws, including Texas' and other states' voter ID laws, and replaces them with a set of new laws negotiated by Democrat operatives and radical left-wing activists.  The fact is, Democrats are furious that, last fall, Republicans won control of legislatures across the country, so now they're trying to use control of the federal government to eliminate states' common-sense election laws.

Will Democrats Really Nuke the Filibuster — and What Happens If They Do?  Before 2013, Senate majorities used the nuclear option only rarely.  In November of that year, Democrats employed it to abolish the filibuster for all presidential nominations other than Supreme Court justices.  In 2017, Republicans used it to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations.  They deployed it again in 2019 to shorten the amount of debate permitted under the rules after the Senate has invoked cloture on a nominee but before a final confirmation vote.  Notwithstanding this increased willingness to use the maneuver, Democrats may not be able to go nuclear in the weeks ahead.  Both Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have both publicly opposed doing away with the filibuster at all.  And several other Democrats who might be willing to end the filibuster have not yet publicly committed to doing so via the nuclear option.

Climate change is the perfect tool to justify complete control.  Replacing internal combustion-powered automobiles with E.V.s is policy.  Eventually, they will acknowledge the inherent pollution in battery manufacture, the production of the electricity needed to charge the batteries, and eventual battery disposal.  The goal is to eliminate private transportation in its entirety.  In major cities, roadwork now entails reducing on-street parking while narrowing thoroughfares to increase traffic.  This is a prelude to charging a yearly fee for the privilege of city parking.  Several thousand dollars a year should modify behavior and increase revenues.  The implementation of license fees (also several thousand dollars per annum) for car ownership will come to fruition.  Limiting the right to own a car for people who allow their "social credit score" to decline by saying something untoward about government or authorities on social media, or in public, will also be a tactic.  Next will be restricted usage and a fee per mile driven with driving limited to odd and even days for portions of the population.  Social scores will dictate who is allowed to fly on commercial airliners, with ticket prices including a "carbon fee" commensurate to the seat's percentage of the flight's total carbon cost.  In addition to forcing the price of gasoline to $20 a gallon, the "price of all energy will necessarily have to skyrocket" (Barack Obama).  They will triple or quadruple the price of all energy, whether it be electricity, natural gas, or home heating oil.

Dark Money Fuels Push to Ditch Filibuster.  The left-wing group leading a campaign to have Senate Democrats eliminate the filibuster is housed at one of the left's most powerful dark money networks, business records show.  Fix Our Senate is steering a coalition of 60 progressive groups to pressure moderate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance legislation.  The group is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a nonprofit incubator managed by the D.C.-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors.  Arabella's network of funds is used by the nation's wealthiest liberal donors to secretly bankroll a host of progressive initiatives.  The coalition has added dozens of groups in recent days as Democrats increase their calls to eliminate the filibuster.  President Joe Biden has said he supports filibuster reform and would prefer a return to a "talking filibuster," but White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president remains "open to hearing" other ideas.  Removing the filibuster would help Democrats looking to push through a progressive agenda.  Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has threatened to use procedural moves to grind Senate business to a halt, should Democrats succeed.

Biden Team Preparing Up to $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy.  President Biden's economic advisers are pulling together a sweeping $3 trillion package to boost the economy, reduce carbon emissions and narrow economic inequality, beginning with a giant infrastructure plan that may be financed in part through tax increases on corporations and the rich.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon.  When the Democrats speak of carbon emissions, they reveal their ignorance.  They don't expect you to know the difference between carbon and carbon dioxide.  That's because they think you're stupid.

'COVID Relief' Bill Collides With the Constitution.  Well, that didn't take long.  The first major bill passed by the new Democratic congressional majority and signed into law by our new president on March 11 had already provoked a constitutional challenge by March 17.  The attorney general of Ohio filed suit against the Biden administration last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleging that the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) unconstitutionally and coercively limits the right of states to manage their internal fiscal policies:  "This suit challenges an unconstitutional provision in the American Rescue Plan Act — a provision that allows the federal government to commandeer state taxing authority."

The Democrats use the EPA as a weapon:
Republicans say Democrats' big climate bill would crush the plastics industry.  Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that provisions in the sweeping climate bill from top House Democrats would stifle the plastics industry.  One late addition to the nearly 1,000-page piece of legislation, known as the CLEAN Future Act, is meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution emitted from the petrochemical facilities that produce plastics or the raw materials used to make plastics.  Most significantly, the bill would impose a temporary pause on air pollution permits needed for approval of new plastics production facilities.  The legislation also directs the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new greenhouse gas and air pollution controls for these facilities within three years, including requiring plastics production plants to use zero-emissions power and improve emissions monitoring.

The progressive takeover of Democratic Party continues.  President Biden, along with leading Democrats on Capitol Hill, started the year with the choice between two paths to govern.  The first route, which I have strongly urged my party to take, is characterized with bipartisanship.  Democrats carry this incredible opportunity to consolidate their power by reaching out to moderate Republicans to achieve legislative compromises at a time when Republicans are deeply fractured.  This route would lead to further friction, however, with the growing progressive wing.  It is clear that Biden and Democrats have chosen the second route, which involves embracing liberal policies and using their power to push through a progressive agenda without any support from Republicans.  While it may lead to legislative wins, it will do away with the promise of Biden to reach across the aisle and adds the risk of potential losses in 2022.

DC Statehood Is The Next Unicorn The Democrats Are Chasing.  The Washington Post is doing an admirable job of cheerleading for the next unicorn that congressional Democrats are set to pursue, that being DC statehood.  The obvious nature of the power grab that the Democrats are trying to pull off doesn't seem to sway their media enablers in the slightest.  Nor do the historical reasons as to why the District of Columbia wasn't created as a state to begin with.  All that really matters is the opportunity to summon up two more senators from a reliably blue neighborhood, that is smaller in both physical size and population than your average county.  The job for the GOP at this moment, as Yahoo News reports, is to educate the public about what the Democrats are trying to do and why this scheme shouldn't be allowed to come to pass.

Ted Cruz, Conservatives to Hold West Virginia Rally Against H.R. 1, the 'Corrupt Politicians Act'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and conservative activists will hold a rally at the West Virginia state capitol Saturday [3/20/2021] against the "Corrupt Politicians Act."  The Council for National Policy Act will host a rally at the Charleston, West Virginia state capitol at 1:00 P.M. Eastern.  The rally will feature conservative leaders to rally against H.R. 1/S.1, the For the People Act, which the leaders refer to as the "Corrupt Politicians Act."  The legislation already passed the House.

The American Police State Is Now Forming.  H.R. 1 provides new rules leading to one-party control and laxity in the administration of voting, and H.R. 5 legitimizes the federal government defining sexuality rather than history or biology.  These are instruments of totalitarianism.  H.R. 1 claims to be needed to offset "voter suppression," but the cure it offers is "voter hyper-inflation" and the destruction of American democracy as we know it.  H.R. 5, the Equality Act, enforces interpersonal behavior that defies both the biblical norms of identity and the family in effect for the past 3,500 years, as well as universal norms of family life in all cultures and societies obtaining on all continents since the beginning of time.  These two pieces of legislation are thus cornerstones on which the police state is building the new nation-state called the USA.  The police state is a totalitarian state.

Stolen elections have consequences.
H.R. 1 is Nothing But a Massive Democrat Power Grab.  Not content with the rigging and manipulation of the 2020 election, or the "fortifying" of it as some leftists have described it, the Democrats are prepared to codify, and are aggressively pushing to codify, the corruption we saw play out in 2020 through H.R. 1.  Now, mind you, this is House Resolution 1 because the very first bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered in the new session was this attempt at election rigging.  Just so we're absolutely clear:  her biggest priority in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis is not helping Americans or small businesses, but making sure to codify corruption.  She even gave it the Orwellian title of the "For the People Act."  What it should be titled is "How to Effect One-Party Rule in America."  To put it mildly, it is a mind-blowing, brazen attempt by Pelosi and the Democrats to annihilate free and fair elections and place the Republican Party in permanent minority status.

California Progressives Are About To Implement A Radical And Sweeping Social Justice Curriculum.  On this episode of The Federalist, RealClearInvestigations reporter John Murawski joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to outline progressive activists' battle to create a mandatory ethnic studies curriculum that forces teachings about "systemic racism, predatory capitalism, heteropatriarchy, and other structures of oppression" on 1.7 million high schoolers in California.  President Joe Biden's new education secretary may try to implement it federally as well.  "Their hope is that he will take up the ethnic studies cause and will use the power of the federal government, the federal muscle by the federal government to advance ethnic studies in some way to make it a national, to raise the profile of ethnic studies," Murawski said.

House OKs path to citizenship for millions, including 'Dreamers'.  The House of Representatives on Thursday [3/18/2021] voted to approve a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, including farmworkers and "Dreamers" brought to the country illegally as minors.  The American Dream and Promise Act passed 228-197 with nine Republicans joining all Democrats voting in favor.  The bill would benefit young migrants and refugees with Temporary Protected Status.  The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 247-174 with 30 Republicans joining most Democrats in favor and one Democrat voting in opposition.

H.R.1 — Is It Really "For the People"?  H.R. 1 purports to, "expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes."  The Bill is 791 pages long.  Here are just a few of the more egregious federal power grabs in H.R. 1 concocted against the 50 states that run elections under the U.S. Constitution:  [#1] Ban voter ID laws and allow ballot harvesting; [#2] Expand Election Day to "election season" by mandating mail-in ballots be counted 10 days after the election would normally be over; [#3] Automatic voter registration of people who apply for unemployment, Medicaid, Obamacare and college, or who are coming out of prison.  There is a lot more, and it gets worse.  Substantially worse.  There are First Amendment restrictions on political speech and on the support or opposition of a bill and/or a candidate.  Remember:  This is supposed to be "fortifying our democracy."

Uh Oh:  Pelosi, House Dems Starting To Push For Filibuster Exception To Pass H.R. 1.  I hadn't seen this piece of the story when I wrote earlier about Joe Manchin's latest filibuster argle-bargle.  It's a big one even though Pelosi has no direct influence over what happens in the Senate.  The more public pressure she and House Dems like Jim Clyburn put on centrists like Manchin to find a way to get H.R. 1 through, the more likely it is that Manchin's going to throw them a bone by caving.  Maybe not by agreeing to a "carve-out" from the filibuster rules, which is what Pelosi's allegedly seeking, but by some half-measure like shifting to a "talking filibuster" or a "41 on the floor" rule in which the GOP has to have that many senators present in the chamber at all times.

Biden may cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt after being pressured by Dems.  President Joe Biden may cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt after being pressured by Democrats.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with other Senate Dems, are urging the president to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt by using executive authority.  Senators Schumer and Elizabeth Warren revealed a legal review on the use of executive authority is underway by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Executive action has already been used by Biden to continue the suspension of student loan payments until the end of September 2021.

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What about those of us who didn't go into debt?  What do we get?

Dem Sen. Cardin caught on hot mic telling Buttigieg how Dems will jam trillions of dollars for infrastructure.  Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., was caught on a hot mic telling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that the budget reconciliation process would "most likely" be needed to get an infrastructure package into the end zone.  While at a Monday [3/15/2021] press conference featuring Buttigieg, Cardin was caught on a C-SPAN mic saying that Democrats will "most likely have to use reconciliation" to push an infrastructure package through Congress.  Cardin also told Buttigieg that the infrastructure bill will be constructed in a "similar" way to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Biden signed last week.  "Ultimately, it's going to be put together similar to how the American Rescue Plan was put together ...," Cardin was caught saying.  "Most likely, we're going to have to use reconciliation."

Dem Senator Caught on Hot Mic Admitting Democrats Will Ram Through Trillions in New Spending without GOP Support.  Democrat Senator Ben Cardin, was caught on a C-SPAN hot mic telling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that Democrats will "most likely have to use reconciliation" on an infrastructure package as they did with the Covid relief bill.  "Ultimately it's going to be put together similar to how the Rescue Plan was put together... Most likely you're going to have to use reconciliation," admitted the Senator.  [Video clip] [...] Democrat Senators went around Republicans by passing the Covid relief bill through budget reconciliation, a process that requires only a simple majority vote.  Not one single Republican in the Senate or the House voted for the pork-filled bill that is really a power grab for the Democrats, teachers unions, minority interests and will funnel tens of thousands of dollars to federal workers.

Dick Durbin:  Biden's Amnesty Plan for Illegal Aliens 'Doesn't Have Support'.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there is not enough support in Congress to pass President Joe Biden's amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.  Last month, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Biden plan — known as H.R. 1177 & S. 348 — which would give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States while doubling annual legal immigration to the country, flooding the labor market with more foreign competition for the nation's nearly 17 million jobless Americans.

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What if the actual number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is over 30 million — or (by the time the law is signed) close to 40 million?

Dems to introduce a bill to make DC a state and the filibuster is in danger.  Democrats plan to introduce a bill to make DC a state, giving Democrats two Senate seats and a lot more power.  There is a hearing scheduled for next Monday on HR 51, the bill to make Washington D.C. the 51st state of the USA.  It's likely unconstitutional.  How the district is handled is specifically laid out in the Constitution.  It appears to require a constitutional amendment to change it.  If it were passed, the Black Lives Matter mayor would become a governor.  The Founders did not want D.C. to become a state.  They intended the capital of the newly created United States to be a neutral ground for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation's business.  It would only pass, likely unconstitutionally, if Schumer ends the filibuster requiring only 51 votes instead of 60.

Biden plans biggest spending binge since Lyndon Johnson.  President Biden and congressional Democrats are preparing to embark on one of the largest spending sprees since Lyndon Johnson was in the White House.  The $1.9 trillion spending package Biden signed into law last week that he said was needed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, passed on a party-line vote by the narrowly Democratic-controlled Congress, was just the beginning.  A massive infrastructure bill is in the works that is expected to cost at least $2 trillion.  Former President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress were no shrinking violets when it came to federal spending, either.  Trump signed into law an even bigger coronavirus package, the $2.2 trillion CARES Act last year, and another $900 billion in economic assistance before leaving office.  Budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion a year were set to return under Trump even before the pandemic hit, a fact that could undercut GOP efforts to restrain Biden's spending.

Biden set to significantly raise taxes and spend trillions.  Bloomberg reports Joe Biden has planned the first major tax increase since Bill Clinton in 1993.  Biden allegedly intends to raise the corporate tax rate substantially, increase the capital gains tax for people making over a million dollars, widen the estate tax, increase the income tax on people making more than $400,000 and reduce tax breaks for businesses.  His tax policy during his campaign was to raise taxes by $2.1 trillion over 10 years.  He's also going to sign more wasteful, socialist trillion-dollar bills during COV.  If Schumer and the Democrats abolish the Senate filibuster, they will be unimpeded in spending.  They will crash the economy.  This tax increase will raise money for infrastructure and the environment but that means money for unions and the end of our lucrative energy sector.

Rep. Omar introduces Agenda 21.  Without respect to the fact that states have the authority to regulate housing contracts, Ilhan Omar uses a viral smokescreen to begin implementing some of the worst features of Agenda 21, the leftist promise that the government will provide affordable housing for everyone.  On March 11, she introduced H.R. 1847, a bill "To suspend obligations of residential renters and mortgagors to make payments during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes."  So far only a draft of the text is available.  Essentially, the bill says that real property tenants can stop paying their landlords.  Our country was not founded on the moral code that one is not responsible for one's obligations and debts.  However, these socialists would make it so.  Unsurprisingly, this bill is full of problems.  It provides for a COVID suspension period ending April 2022 (Sec. 8(3)), but the landlord relief fund runs for five years (Sec. 5 (c)(1)).  It seems as if it's planning to extend for up to five years a tenant's freedom from rent obligations, should the bill become law.

President Cloward, Vice President Piven.  Cloward-Piven is a political strategy of calculated chaos first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  Their theory was published appropriately in the far left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country.  Cloward-Piven's goal was the creation of chaos so that:  "A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."  The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese coronavirus to a rigged and stolen presidential election are textbook Cloward-Piven, leading to a massive shift in the leadership and direction of America.  We have gone to government by, of, and for the people to a tyrannical autocracy controlled by a small cabal of self-appointed elites.

Congressional Democrats push a job-killing law even Californians couldn't stand.  In the 2020 election, 63% of California voters backed President Biden.  On the same ballot, those voters essentially repealed a job-killing state law that Biden and Democrats now want to impose on a national level in the form of the PRO Act.  That California law, A.B. 5, attempted to force businesses that use contract and freelance workers into hiring them with employee benefits.  Instead, it predictably caused freelance work to dry up throughout the state.  News conglomerates cut loose their California-based freelancers.  A variety of independent contractors, such as truck drivers, professional service providers, and interpreters, suddenly faced financial ruin.  Legislators were forced to carve out multiple exceptions to their ill-considered law in a last-ditch effort to save it, but even that wasn't enough.  In the end, Uber and Lyft, the iconic ride-share applications that the law had originally targeted, came within a hair's breadth of shutting down all service in California.  A judge stepped in and blocked the law just in time.

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted. [...] The Biden administration is now teeing up the climate crisis.  Catastrophic climate cooling or heating (you pick) has been the rage since the early 70s. [...] Deep-sixing the Keystone XL Pipeline was a modest down payment on planet saving.  With the end looming, we must slam on civilization's brakes.  Conventional energy and all the technology and machinery dependent must give way to solar panels, windmills, bikes, electric cars (maybe), meatless meals, organic gardens, rationed toilet paper, childlessness (the fewer cows and people, the less flatulence), primitivized buildings, brownouts and rolling blackouts, hemp clothes, flint tools, malnutrition, starvation, hypothermia, heatstroke, and polar icecap and polar bear appreciation days.  If your gut tells you that the Green New Deal is actually destructive of our economy and society, your gut is right.

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If the "Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon," it is entirely his fault.  The flurry of executive orders he signed on his first day in office effectively terminated any smooth transition he might have expected.

The Many Ways Biden Has Kicked Culture Wars Into Overdrive.  You'll see "equity" a lot in Biden's executive actions.  Besides requiring the entire government to commit to an "equity agenda," Biden has further inflamed the culture wars in more than two dozen other executive actions.  And we're less than two months into his presidency.  One executive order directs all administrative agencies to apply the Supreme Court's Bostock decision to all laws under their purview.  In Bostock, the Supreme Court reinterpreted Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, to include transgender status and sexual orientation.  Under Biden's order, the government will apply this new definition to all federal laws and regulations.  That includes Title IX, which covers education, meaning that schools receiving federal funds will be forced, among other things, to allow biological males who "identify" as female to play on girls sports teams.  And just to make it extra clear that sex-specific sports teams and bathrooms are not permissible, Biden issued a separate order about Title IX, just in case anyone might have missed it.

Pentagon, Fox News host Tucker Carlson go to war over 'feminizing' military.  A number of high-ranking military officers are using their official social media accounts to denounce Fox News host Tucker Carlson over recent claims that maternity flight suits for pregnant fliers and new directives that loosen hair regulations to accommodate females in the ranks are "making a mockery" of the U.S. military.  And top Pentagon leaders said Thursday [3/11/2021] they're perfectly fine with the new online activism from several general officers and the Army's top enlisted soldier against a TV commentator.  On his popular show that aired Tuesday, Mr. Carlson said Chinese military officials are pushing for their armed forces to toughen up while the Pentagon is more focused on programs aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in the military — such as updating hair regulations and testing flight suits for pregnant women.

Portland Mayor Wants to Bring Back a Uniformed Police Team to Combat Violence.  Portland is in big trouble.  Gun violence is up 2½ times over the same period last year and ever since the city council voted a 7% cut in the police budget, the city streets have exploded in violence.  The police unit dedicated to fighting gun violence — the Gun Violence Reduction Team — was disbanded because too many black people were being arrested, which means it was racist... or something.  Regardless, getting rid of a unit that did nothing all day but combat gun violence had immediate consequences.  Former Salinas, Calif., Police Chief Kelly McMillin told the Portland police, "Not to be overly dramatic, but if you lose the unit which focuses on removing firearms from the hand of violent offenders, people will die.  It's really just that simple."  Simple or not, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the radicals on the city council who pushed to disband the unit were quite proud of themselves for eliminating "systemic racism."

Sen. Mike Lee Hops Aboard the 'Too Little, Too Late' Election Fraud Bandwagon.  H.R. 1 essentially codifies the 2020 contest's mid-election rule changes by instituting provisions for (1) mandatory voter registration nationwide, (2) the restoration of voting rights for convicted felons, (3) the elimination of photo identification requirements, (4) the expansion of mail-in balloting and the use of unsupervised drop boxes that eliminate traditional chain of custody security for individual votes, (5) the counting of votes received in the mail well after Election Day, and (6) legal immunity for illegal aliens caught voting (as well as a host of other changes meant to keep Democrats in power in perpetuity).  As detestable a power-grab as H.R. 1 is, it's preposterous that any Republican who has been vouching for the 2020 election and pretending it was conducted on the up-and-up could now turn around with a straight face and act as if the election changes contained within H.R. 1 are beyond the pale.  H.R. 1 is like an autopsy report for how Democrats killed the last election and installed President Brain Freeze in the White House.  The legislation is nothing more than Democrats' insistence on making legal what they've already accomplished.

My Democrat Friends are Getting Very Embarrassed.  They bought into the propaganda that all the turmoil in Washington was created by the erratic and immoral behavior of Donald Trump.  Their vote for Harris/Biden was a vote to return to normal.  They didn't realize that the Democrats weren't offering a return to normal, they were offering the establishment of a "new normal."  The "new normal" includes restricted energy exploration and cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.  This has caused a loss of well-paying union jobs, damaged relations with Canada, and triggered skyrocketing gasoline prices.  It also threatens to return us to dependence on the most unstable region in the world.  To those who would like us to leave the Middle East to resolve its own problems — we can't now.  We've implemented more "humane" immigration policies, creating a flood of illegal immigrants across the border — wearing "Biden" t-shirts.  Our humane policy has given us men, women, and children sacrificing their lives pursuing the dream promised them by the Democrats.  Thankfully, we're no longer keeping illegal immigrant children in cages.  Now we're keeping them in Conex boxes.

Omar reintroduces bill seeking to cancel rent, mortgage payments during pandemic.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday introduced for the second time a bill that would guarantee full payment forgiveness on rent and home mortgage payments throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  Under the bill, titled the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, there would be no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners, as well as no negative impact on a person's credit rating or rental history.  The legislation also calls on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish and oversee a "Landlord Relief Fund," to cover any losses landlords would receive as a result of the payment cancellations.

Federal COVID-19 Bailout Prohibits States From Cutting Taxes.  Buried within the $1.9 trillion emergency spending bill that Congress sent to President Joe Biden's desk on Wednesday [3/10/2021] is a provision that could effectively block states from cutting taxes if they accept federal bailout dollars.  That provision, added to the bill by the Senate last week, could put a halt to several states' plans to cut taxes this year as a way to stimulate economic growth following the COVID-19 pandemic.  Depending on how the text is interpreted, the measure could also make it illegal for states to create new tax credit programs like the ones that have become a popular mechanism for expanding school choice.  Critics say this expansion of federal control over state policymaking is murky at best, and potentially unconstitutional.

Kevin McCarthy Calls $1.9 Trillion Bill 'The Pelosi Payoff,' Says To Stop Calling It 'COVID Relief'.  Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the Democrats' $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill the "Pelosi Payoff" on Tuesday, saying that people should stop calling it "COVID relief."  McCarthy noted other expenditures outlined in the bill that are not related to COVID-19 relief, including $50 million for Planned Parenthood, "$21k for federal workers to stay at home," and a "$25k bonus for state government workers."  [Tweet]  McCarthy also criticized the bill in a Fox News op-ed.  McCarthy said that Democrats "are using the coronavirus as an excuse to justify funding pet projects" and wrote that "about a third of the entire cost of the bill" won't be spent for "another two years."

Democrats slip in sneaky little rider into stimulus bill to forbid states from cutting taxes.  The Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is a monster of public spending with the prime aim of rewarding political cronies.  Free-spending blue cities and states get bailouts, along with unions with mismanaged gold-plated pensions for their members.  The losers, of course, are the savers and taxpayers.  That's because it won't be long before Argentina-style inflation and Europe-style taxes kick in to pay for these benefits to leftists.  The only hope is to grow the economy so that the debt can be paid, which is something Americans often know how to do.  But unlike other bills, this one contains a poison pill, to ensure that red states and cities inclined to cut taxes are stopped dead in their tracks.

Livelihoods And The Congressional Thieves Who Want To Steal Them.  If there were any doubts that today's Democratic Party is a corrupt and malevolent force, they were fully removed Tuesday when the House approved the PRO Act, a bill that will steal the livelihood from millions of Americans should it become law.  Democrats care about nothing but consolidating their power and making their own lives more comfortable, even if it means creating hardships for others.  The legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, is both a gift to labor union bosses and a burglar's tool for aiding the outright theft of working Americans' incomes.  It was passed 225-206, with five Republicans voting for it (Reps.  Brian Fitzpatrick, Pa.; Don Young, Alaska; John Katko, N.Y.; Chris Smith, N.J.; Jefferson Van Drew, N.J.) and one Democrat (Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas) against it.  In addition to stripping states of their right-to-work laws, which allow workers to be employed at unionized businesses without being forced to join the union, it also in effect outlaws independent contract work through its ABC test.

HR 1 is not pro-democracy, it's pro-coercion.  By winning control of the House, Senate, and White House in 2020, Democrats created an opportunity to make it easier for them to win in the future and harder for anyone to criticize them.  Their first order of business, which House Democrats call the "For the People Act," is largely an exercise in taking the worst election laws in some of the worst-governed states and imposing them on the entire country.  The bill has passed the House, and plenty of worked-up activists (including much of the media and the still-Never-Trump establishment) think Democrats should abolish the filibuster to pass it through the Senate.  H.R. 1 would override state election laws and impose all sorts of mandates, including automatically registering adults to vote, even if they don't want to register.  Democrats passed the For the People Act in 2019, too, but the newest version has some new ideas that they apparently gleaned from the 2020 election.

The Blue State Rescue Plan.  Wednesday afternoon [3/10/2021], the Democratic majority in the House passed HR 1319.  Variously marketed as a "pandemic relief bill," an "economic stimulus package," and the "American Rescue Plan," it is largely a wealth transfer from well-managed and prosperous red states to incompetently managed blue states.  A mere 9 percent of the legislation's $1.9 trillion cost will be devoted to mitigating COVID-19, and about 12 percent will go to individuals in the form of stimulus checks and unemployment payments.  The rest will go to blue state bailouts, funding for school systems that remain closed, kickbacks to unions, new subsidies for Obamacare, and exorbitant financing for innumerable pet progressive projects.  By far the worst of the bill's provisions involves the $350 billion earmarked for blue states and their crumbling cities.

Biden just endorsed a law that endangers 57 million jobs.  With the rise of gig economy jobs such as driving for Uber and other forms of independent work enabled by the digital era, more than 57 million Americans now work as freelancers in some capacity.  But President Biden just endorsed a radical labor law that endangers their livelihood.  House Democrats recently reintroduced the PRO Act, which, among many sweeping reforms, would make many commonplace forms of independent contractor (freelance) arrangements illegal.  It's based on a California law that was so dysfunctional even voters in the very blue state voted to change it.

H.R. 1 Is a Partisan Assault on American Democracy.  Late Wednesday night [3/3/2021], the House passed H.R. 1, the "For the People Act."  It passed by ten votes, with every Republican voting against it, as well as Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, who fears that the bill will abolish majority-black districts like his in the Deep South. [...] It would be an understatement to describe H.R. 1 as a radical assault on American democracy, federalism, and free speech.  It is actually several radical left-wing wish lists stuffed into a single 791-page sausage casing.  It would override hundreds of state laws governing the orderly conduct of elections, federalize control of voting and elections to a degree without precedent in American history, end two centuries of state power to draw congressional districts, turn the Federal Elections Commission into a partisan weapon, and massively burden political speech against the government while offering government handouts to congressional campaigns and campus activists.

Leftists' inconsistencies are catching up with them.  During the four years of Trump's presidency, the leftists were free to go crazy with their theories because they never had to put them to the test:  Believe all women?  Check.  Women deserve special privileges?  Check.  Men who claim they're women really are women?  Check.  Democrats are the workers' party?  Check.  Democrats are the Black party?  Check.  Open borders are good?  Check.  Now that Democrats control the entire federal government, though, and can set policies, leftists are discovering that many of their most beloved theories cannot coexist.  The inevitable clashes will create opportunities for conservatives.

Masks Are Just Part of the Socialists' Uniform.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they strongly oppose mass illegal immigration.  Ignoring their wishes, the Biden administration has set into place policies that have created a border crisis with no end in sight.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that jobs and the economy are more important than recklessly combatting a global temperature change of a few hundredths of a degree over the next century in the name of "climate justice."  Ignoring their assessment, the Biden administration has killed off oil and gas jobs, increased the cost of gasoline at the pump, and handcuffed America's energy independence in the name of green dreams — strengthening the economies of Russia, China, and Iran while impoverishing millions of Americans.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they prefer increasing manufacturing and economic diversification at home to depending upon the supply chains and resources of an adversarial China.  Instead, the Biden administration has actively discarded the "America First" economic policies of President Trump and reoriented America back toward the globalist initiatives of the last half-century that benefit transnational banks and Wall Street traders while crippling Main Street businesses and making America vulnerable to her enemies.

Why Election Integrity Matters.  [Scroll down]  Incredibly, while the Founders knew nothing about cars, televisions, mobile phones, or the Internet, the mechanisms they put in place largely survived Time's march.  But for all of their familiarity with the dark sides of man's nature, even the Founding Fathers, possibly the greatest assembly of men to ever come together in history, couldn't foresee the darkness that lay ahead with the Democrat party of the 21st century.  Today, America sits and watches as Democrats essentially send the Constitution through the shredder.  Emboldened by a pusillanimous Supreme Court, Democrats with H.R. 1, seek to undermine the Constitution's very foundation:  Voting integrity by the governed.  They seek to codify arrangements that, by their very nature, are intended to eviscerate the notion of vote integrity.
  •   Voter ID:  Eliminated.
  •   Mail-in voting:  Mandated.
  •   Maintenance of accurate voter rolls:  Outlawed.
  •   Same-day registration:  Required.
  •   Ballot harvesting:  Allowed.
These anti-integrity initiatives, and many more, will be codified under H.R. 1, with the goal of giving Democrats end-to-end control over voting in the United States.  Once they achieve this, they will control every branch and every element of the federal government in perpetuity.  And given that they back a regulatory state that never met a freedom it didn't want to regulate, they will control every aspect of the lives of formerly free Americans.

The Current Balance Sheet of American Democracy.  The House has just passed a bill that would compel states to accept mailed-in votes for 15 days prior to and 10 days after Election Day; set up automatic and online voter registration; prohibit review of the eligibility of voters; compel acceptance of ballots cast in the wrong precincts; bar the removal of the ineligible voters from the rolls; permit ballot harvesting; ban any voter identification laws; consign to unelected officials the redrawing of congressional districts; infringe upon free speech by the imposition of "onerous legal and administrative burdens on candidates, civic groups, unions, and non-profit organizations"; and establish a disturbingly named "Commission to Protect Democratic Institutions" in order to end-run the courts.  The potential for gross abuse with these changes if they are enacted is too obvious to require elaboration.  Any opposition to it is labeled "voter suppression."  If this bill is enacted, especially with the provision for a bare majority vote on any issue in the Senate, and the addition of two or four sure Democratic senators from Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia admitted as new states, the question of whether and to what extent the United States remains a government of laws and a genuine democracy will not be possible to answer affirmatively with any confidence.

15 Insane Things In Democrats' H.R. 1 Bill To Corrupt Elections Forever.  On Wednesday [3/3/2021], House Democrats passed an 800-page bill that would mandate insecure voting processes and subject voting tallies to partisan manipulation.  It's a slap in the face to the half of Americans, including many Democrats, who believe the 2020 election was riddled with fraud and errors, largely due to the rapid expansion of mail-in balloting and other suspensions of state election laws.  "It is difficult to imagine a legislative proposal more threatening to election integrity and voter confidence," write 20 Republican attorneys general in a Thursday letter about the ridiculously named For The People Act of 2021, or H.R. 1.  Democrats have made the bill their top priority this Congress to permanently cement their current unified control of the federal government.

Filiblustering the Future of America.  HB1, in contradiction to its altruistic title, For the People Act, encourages continued election hijinks by Beltway bluebloods and greatly harms the body politic by upending sovereign state protocols.  The bill seeks to strip federalism from the states, facilitates statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, imposes voter requirements that will embrace illegal alien registration, ignores the Constitution by allowing convicted felons to vote, sanctions ballot harvesting, prevents the auditing and updating of registration databases that turn once living Republicans into dead Democrat voters, and codifies a corrupt federal influence over future state election campaigns and vote counts.  It passed the House with near-unanimity by Democrats, a single-minded feat quite beyond the capacity of the Republican party.

Fighting COVID with Monopoly Money.  The House and Senate have both passed their versions of the economic stimulus package.  Joe Biden has already said he will sign it into law.  While both sides of Congress hash out how the money the nation does not have will be spent, it's clear that most of the funds will not go directly to Americans.  It will instead go to interests the Democrats favor.  Americans, especially fiscal conservatives, should be outraged.  We've gone from proudly ending the "era of big government" to spending more money than anyone can imagine, and despite the questionable effects, "stimulus" spending by the government even has in stimulating economic activity and growth.  Over the past year as COVID killed hundreds of thousands and lockdowns ravaged our economy, the government has now spent more than $4 trillion in money borrowed from other countries and from the future.  One only needs to look at what's happening in Venezuela right now to understand the risks this borrowing and spending spree poses to the economy.

Jill Biden, the Meghan Markle in the WH, is egregiously guilty of elder abuse.  [Scroll down]  After just eight weeks in office, Biden has been a one-man wrecking ball to American jobs, energy independence and border security.  Under Trump, the Border Patrol and ICE were allowed to do their jobs which, like all law enforcement, was and is to protect this nation and its legal citizens.  And we are to believe that Americans chose Biden to undo the tremendous successes of the Trump administration?  No chance.  Every poll, even those rigged by leftists, shows that Americans do not support the violence perpetrated by Antifa and BLM.  They do not support defunding the police in any state or city.  Sure, those anti-White racists do support those groups and policies, but they are a minority.  Ask any Black mother trying to keep her sons alive beyond the age of fifteen in Chicago or Baltimore. [...] And then there is the border.  Whoever is calling the shots for all the Biden executive orders are having a grand old time at our expense.  They are destroying the America we once knew faster than anyone could have thought possible.

Biden to sign executive orders on 'gender equality' while not calling for Cuomo's resignation.  President Biden will sign two executive orders on Monday [3/8/2021] advancing "gender equality" in conjunction with International Women's Day — amid days of tepid White House responses to the sexual harassment scandal surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  The 46th commander-in-chief will sign two orders from the White House in the late afternoon.  The first will establish the White House Gender Policy Council, a four-member panel initially created under President Barac Obama under a different name but disbanded under former President Donald Trump, aimed at addressing "gender in policies, programs and budgets" on a "government-wide" scale.  More specifically, the council will be tasked with combating systemic bias and discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and violence both domestically and worldwide.

Dems' 'Election Reforms' Would End American Democracy As We Know It.  Yes, elections have consequences, and terrible bills like this certainly prove that.  Anyone who voted for the Democrats in 2020 hoping for a "turn to the center" should by now be feeling mighty foolish.  H.R. 1 is but one example.  So far, Democrats have passed a near $2 trillion spending splurge that has next to nothing to do with COVID-19, created a new crisis on our border, alienated our strongest ally in the Mideast, convinced a bullying China that we're weak and vulnerable, and, instead of doing the people's business as they're supposed to, are now "investigating" the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C.  Some 5,000 National Guard troops, totally unnecessary right now, remain camped in the nation's barbed-wire encased capital, despite the fact that the FBI testified last week that no arms were seized by them nor were any shots fired by demonstrators during the supposed "insurrection."  Democrats hope to use the distraction of troops in D.C. and a probe of the events of Jan. 6 to pursue the most radical congressional agenda in history.

Pelosi's HR1 bill a blatant power grab for Democrats.  Nancy Pelosi's top priority is to turn America into a one-party nation ruled by Democrats.  Her bill HR 1 trashes the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to rig the system and make it virtually impossible to elect a Republican president or Congress again.  It's a power grab.  The bill eviscerates state voting laws and forces all the states to conform to a set of rules that includes automatic voter registration.  Anyone who goes to a DMV or applies for food stamps, Medicaid or other social services, or attends a public college will be automatically enrolled to vote.  Noncitizens are obligated to identify themselves and opt out, but there are no criminal penalties if they don't.  From California to New York, Democrats are already pushing to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.  They see this as their roadmap to a future permanent majority[.]  HR 1's bag of tricks also includes banning state voter ID requirements.  Anyone can show up on Election Day to vote, registered or not, and simply sign a statement that they're a legal voter.  HR 1 is being sold as a reform to make voting easier.  In truth, it makes cheating easier.  HR 1 compels states to send out absentee or mail-in ballots universally, favoring Democrats who tend to use this method.  It also forces states to count ballots that arrive by mail as late as 10 days after the election.  Say goodbye to election night finality.

Disastrous George Floyd Policing Act Is A Hodgepodge Of Anti-Cop Buzzwords That Wouldn't Make Anyone Safer.  The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 on Wednesday with the hopes that it would rein in police violence against minorities as well as prevent law enforcement misconduct.  The legislation seeks to be a federal response to the deaths of Floyd and other black Americans such as Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, and Rayshard Brooks by overhauling the current definition of qualified immunity for police forces, creating a national database of police misconduct to prevent law enforcement officers who have failed to follow policy from getting new jobs in different departments, requiring the use of dash and body cameras, prohibiting racial profiling, banning chokeholds, and other provisions.  If states or police departments fail to comply with the new measures, they would face penalties including losing federal funding, a financial practice often used by the federal government to avoid violating the state powers outlined in the 10th Amendment.

9 Huge Reasons Why HR 1 'For the People Act' Is Disastrous for American Election Integrity.  The 2021 "For the People Act" — HR 1 — is one of the worst bills ever given political life.  Authors claim it would "expand Americans' access to the ballot box" and indeed it does.  It changes our elections into something akin to an open-air market, where every "individual" — not "citizen" — can vote.  Its passage late Wednesday night proves again why nothing good ever happens when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lurks with her cartoon-sized gavel after dark.  No Republicans voted for this disaster and only one Democrat voted against it.  The vote was 220-210.  The bill, which now goes on to the Senate, codifies nearly every election abnormality done in the name of COVID in the 2020 election on a national scale and much, much worse.  It punishes free political speech, much like impeaching President Trump for speaking at the January 6 Capitol "Save America" rally.  And it unleashes the IRS to do political purity tests of groups vying for special tax status.  Lois Lerner lives in this travesty of a bill.  The bill limits the ability to fight its provisions in court and federalizes elections, which are constitutionally the province of the states.

Even the ACLU Opposes H.R. 1's Free Speech Crackdown.  On Wednesday [3/3/2021], the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the "For the People Act," a sweeping election bill that would gut election integrity measures like state voter ID laws.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) supports the vast majority of H.R. 1's attacks on election integrity, but even this leftist organization had to object to one particularly noxious part of the bill that would undermine free speech in politics.  H.R. 1 would require politically-active organizations, including 401(c)3 nonprofits, to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more.  If an organization released an ad attacking a politician like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), that group would have to disclose its donors.  While many on the Left support this kind of mandated disclosure to fight "dark money," the ACLU rightly warned that such a provision "could directly interfere with the ability of many to engage in political speech about causes they care about and that impact their lives."

Why The Equality Act Is Bad Law.  If you run a business, you realize that to stay out of court, you need evidence to prove that you are not in fact discriminating, and the only way to do that is to hire someone from the protected group in advance and to have a "woke" corporate policy in your advertising.  That way, if someone does make a claim against you, you can prove your innocence with the evidence of your prior obedience to the anti-discrimination policy.  It is like the old suburban riff, "Some of my best friends are from protected groups..."  On the other hand, if you do not have members of those protected groups on your staff and woke propaganda in your advertising, watch out!  Your guilt is assumed by your failure to provide proof of your innocence in advance, even if you had a legitimate reason for turning down a specific job applicant.  When the courts developed theories like "disparate impact," which says that if a protected group is disadvantaged by an action, it is assumed to be discriminatory even if no such intent exists, the problem got even worse.  You now must show an intent toward anti-discrimination in advance.

Democrats Pass HR1 To Federally Weaponize Election, Then Lockdown Capitol and Ask for 60-Day Extension of Military Troops to Protect Them.  Let us not mince words.  (1) Late last night [3/3/2021] the hardline leftists occupying the majority position, by a slim four vote margin in the House of Representatives, passed a bill on a party-line vote HR1 which fully codifies and weaponizes all opportunities for election fraud throughout the U.S.  (2) Immediately after passing the election usurpation bill, the same House leaders then locked-down the capitol under the auspices of a fraudulent "threat", and then; (3) requested a 60-day extension for the military to maintain their protective isolation behind fences and barbed wire.  This is the new normal the facist democrats are advancing.  This is the severity of the attack against our constitutional republic.

Democrats' HR 1 Is a Force Multiplier for Election Fraud.  There are things that happened in the last election that are cause for legitimate concern.  We're still referring to them as irregularities for a variety of reasons that we don't need to go into right now.  The House just passed HR 1, which they're laughably calling the the "For the People Act." This monstrosity takes everything that made us nervous about the 2020 presidential election and puts it on federal steroids. [...] This is a dangerous, naked federal power grab that would put quite a few nails in the coffin of the good old Republic.  It would also make it nigh on impossible to clean up any of the very real messes that need to be dealt with.  Dealt with at the state level, that is.  HR 1 is like using a machete to close up a wound that needs a tourniquet.  It's not a cure, it's an exacerbation of the problem.  The Democrats like to say this bill is about "expanding voting rights," which is another component of their ongoing false narrative about voter suppression.  HR 1 is a perfect snapshot of the Democrats' long-term, one-party-rule Soviet vision for the United States.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson forces Senate to read all 628 pages of Biden's COVID bill aloud.  Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., forced the Senate to begin reading all 628 pages of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID bill aloud on the Senate floor Thursday, further delaying a vote on the legislation Democrats hope to make law by next week.  Johnson said his tactic was about "educating" the American public on what was in the $1.9 trillion package, which he has derided as full of provisions unrelated to COVID relief.  The entire process could take at least 10 hours.

Schumer pledges to 'power through' after GOP forces clerks to read all 628 pages of $1.9 trillion spending bill.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the chamber will remain in session until lawmakers pass a $1.9 trillion spending package.  Senate lawmakers will begin voting Friday afternoon [3/5/2021] on a barrage of GOP amendments to the legislation that could drag on for hours.  Debate commenced at 9 a.m., following the nearly 11-hour reading of the 628-page measure.  Republicans forced the Senate clerks to read the entire bill as part of a protest against the cost and scope of the bill, which they said is mostly wasteful and unrelated to the pandemic it aims to address.  Schumer, a New York Democrat, thanked the team of clerks. who read the bill beginning around 3 p.m.  Thursday.  They finished around 2 a.m.  Lawmakers will debate the measure for up to three hours Friday before commencing with a "vote-a-rama" on any amendment offered by a senator.

House Democrats Vote to Nullify, Nationalize State Election Laws.  Voter ID laws and most other election integrity measures in the states would be nearly wiped out under a sweeping bill passed late Wednesday night by House Democrats that also makes felons eligible to vote while expanding Election Day registration and the controversial practice known as ballot harvesting.  The House voted 220-210 along party lines to pass the bill, which also includes massive public financing for campaigns that would provide $6 in tax funds for every $1 a candidate raises in donations.  Conservatives and other critics see the legislation, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden, as a federal takeover or nationalization of elections.  Historically, states run elections.  No Republicans joined Democrats in the vote that concluded after 11 p.m. for the legislation designated as HR 1.

Why 16?  Why not 13?
Gingrich pans Democrat's push to lower voting age to 16.  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich railed against Democrats pushing to cancel Dr. Seuss, lower the federal voting age to 16, and quickly enact legislation that will radically change the political direction of the country.  His comments during a Wednesday segment on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" came on the heels of the House passing H.R. 1, a sweeping voting reform bill critics have blasted as an overly invasive move by Democrats to federalize ballot rules that led to so much chaos and distrust during the November election cycle.  One of the amendments pushed by the party's extreme left would have lowered the federal voting age from 18 to 16. In offering the amendment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) claimed it is necessary to "enfranchise young Americans."

The Editor says...
Yes, lower the voting age to 16, but only if any 16-year-old "adult" can be drafted, sent to prison for life, or executed for murder.  Raise the stakes and see if they still want to play.

House Passes "Permanent Democrat Rule Act" by a Vote of 220-210 in an Effort to Create a US Politburo and One-Party Government.  On Thursday night [3/4/2021] the House Democrats passed by a vote of 220-210 legislation designed to revamp voting procedures on a national level.  It is telling that the legislation titled "HR1" introduced by the Nancy Pelosi-led Democrats in the House is a power grab dressed up as "election reform," the provisions of which are all intended to create more Democrat candidate votes in upcoming elections in order to secure a permanent Democrat Party control of Congress and the White House.  Passage of this legislation was their first priority — it is numbered ahead of all other proposals because securing power unto themselves in the form of hegemony over the institutions of government is how Marxists and socialists transform the countries they seek to control.

House Democrats pass H.R. 1 election overhaul bill with public financing, automatic voter registration.  The House passed Democrats' massive election reform bill, the "For the People Act" on Wednesday [3/3/2021] in [the] wake of lingering bitterness over the 2020 election and Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  Republicans warned that the legislation amounts to a federal takeover of the election system that will create opportunities for fraud, while Democrats say that the longtime wishlist of reforms would expand voting access and reduce the influence of money in elections.  Democrats previously passed a version of H.R. 1 — the bill number saved to signify a top priority of the majority party — in the last Congress in 2019, but it never got a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.  This time, every single House Democrat has signed on to the bill, and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is poised to bring the legislation up in the Senate, though he only has a slim, non-filibuster-proof 50-50 majority.

Stop The Steal:  The Case For Biden's COVID 'Relief' Bill Gets Weaker By The Day.  New COVID-19 cases are plunging.  Vaccination rates are booming.  The economy is rebounding.  States are running budget surpluses.  Schools are reopening.  All without the benefit of President Joe Biden's "urgently needed" $1.9 trillion spending spree.  So why aren't supposedly moderate Senate Democrats standing up to oppose this Treasury theft, which will be paid for by future generations?  Just this week, we learned that Texas has dropped its mask mandate and is lifting limits on businesses.  So is Mississippi.  Biden said that vaccines will be available to all Americans by May.  A report showed that manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in years.  If you listen to Biden and his fellow leftist Democrats, none of this is supposed to be happening.  To hear them talk, the economy is flat on its back, the virus raging, and the nation desperately in need of a massive dose of federal aid.

Top Pollster Says Pelosi, Dems' Every Move Makes Trump Even More Popular.  While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.  According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.  McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump's agenda and accomplishments and missing it. [...] "The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets," he said.  McLaughlin pulled these findings from his CPAC poll to make his point:
      ◦   Ninety-seven percent want Congress to do more to fight for their conservative agenda.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said there was voter fraud that helped Biden win.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to be president.
      ◦   Ninety-six percent said the Washington establishment thinks they are better than ordinary people.
      ◦   Ninety-nine percent said we need to get the children back to school and open the economy.
      ◦   Sixty-three percent said they are angry/disappointed with the Republican National Committee.

Trump Reloaded.  Former president Donald Trump emerged from 38 days of self-enforced silence for a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, that was frequently interrupted with boisterous applause and chants from an adoring, mostly white and older crowd. [...] Conservatives will not disagree with Trump when it comes to the issues he mentioned.  These issues included Biden allowing more immigrants to unlawfully cross our southern border and resuming a so-called "catch-and-release" policy Trump ended, the killing of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has led to lost jobs and higher energy prices, rejoining the Paris climate agreement and withdrawing Trump's restoration of UN sanctions on Iran, and the reversal of his energy policies, which Trump claims caused gasoline prices to soar by "30 percent" since he left office.  He predicted a gallon of gas could eventually cost "$5 $6 $7" dollars unless those policies are reversed.

Nadler on Equality Act: 'God's Will Is No Concern of This Congress'.  Last Thursday [2/25/2021], as the House of Representatives debated H.R. 5, the Orwellian "Equality Act," a seemingly exasperated Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) arguably revealed the true nature of his party's radical legislation.  In response to Rep. Greg Steube's (R-Fla.) speech quoting the Bible, Nadler declared that "what any religious tradition describes as God's will is no concern of this Congress."  The Equality Act would enshrine the concept of "gender identity" into federal civil rights law, mandating that Americans kowtow to biologically false transgender identities.  Steube quoted the Bible to express the fact that millions of Americans object to transgender identity on religious grounds and to warn that the Equality Act constitutes rebellion against God.

Five Things You Need To Know About The Extremist 'Equality Act' House Democrats Just Passed.  On Thursday [2/25/2021], the House of Representatives passed the so-called Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206.  While Democrats have marketed this legislation as a simple civil rights law designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, it is far from that.  The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children.  The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn — yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.

After the Leftist Reign of Terror, the Deluge.  The Left is required by its own pronouncements to solve every problem, real or imagined.  Yet because they are the ones now in power, all problems and solutions rest on their shoulders.  Problems must always be created or amplified so the Left may continue its mission by always having to "do something."  Climate change is the perfect example since were all going to die unless government "does something" to forestall the apocalypse.  So naturally, anyone who does not vote in favor of so — called environmental initiatives, or supports the president on his job-destroying executive orders, will become the enemy.  That will be true of any of the Left's policy desires.  Oppose and die.  The most radical elements, seeing that their side is now in power, is going to demand that the long-awaited solutions be implemented.  This is exactly what we saw when Obama was elected president.  Yet because most of the problems the Left creates are imaginary, there are no real solutions.  When policy is put into place to address these alleged problems, they end up harming the very people the solutions are supposed to protect.

Joe Biden Is Covertly Defunding the Police.  At the time, it could have been seen as a backtrack, a moment where Joe Biden spits in the faces of the progressive cohorts he desperately needed to win the 2020 election.  During the first debate, he voiced his opposition to defunding the police.  It was drowned out by then-President Trump's overly aggressive attacking, so it fell by the wayside.  Biden did walk a waffled line on defunding the police in 2020 but now firmly says he's against it.  Progressives might be shocked.  They shouldn't be.  Yet, I forgot something; Biden is a swamp creature.  He'll find a way to repay his debts, and on defunding the police, he's doing that through his nominees.  No one really pays attention to civil rights division nominees for the Department of Justice or even those tapped to be associate attorney general, but this is where he's trying to make good on this progressive action item.  It's a covert war indeed.

Biden's Equality Act is a danger to women's and conscience rights.  President Biden has promised to unify the nation.  But candidate Joe Biden also made campaign promises to the radical wing of his party that would widen our social divides.  Guess which promises are being honored.  Witness the so-called Equality Act, which candidate Biden vowed to make a priority and which is set to be voted on by the House this week.  What's the Equality Act?  And who could be against equality?  Don't let the name fool you.  The act "updates" the law Congress passed primarily to combat racism, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and adds sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes akin to race.  So if you have any reservations about gender ideology — as even many progressives do; just ask J.K. Rowling — you'd now be the legal equivalent of Bull Connor.

Democrats Turn the Thumbscrews to Make Us Suffer.  Everything the Democrat Party does should be seen not from an economic or a political perspective, but one of sin and suffering — the suffering it imposes on us to expiate our imagery sins.  It came to me in a flash of insight when I heard of a now-disgraced bureaucrat ("an undersecretary of climate change" in Massachusetts) who told a gathering of his colleagues that to fight melting ice caps and rising sea levels they would have to "break the will" of ordinary Americans, by "turning the screws" — raising energy costs so high that they would have to "stop emitting."  Admirable candor from a functionary of the state with the soul of a Medieval torturer.  But it goes beyond the need to make us obey.  Progressives believe Americans must be made to atone for our sins (environmental, racial, economic and national) with higher taxes and energy costs, a lower standard of living, crime, open borders, racial humiliation and national dissolution.  It's not a power-grab as much as an attempt to force a sort of secular Calvinism on the nation.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

Poll Shows Republicans Care About Issues, Democrats Just Hate Republicans.  A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes, left-wing media bias, the moral decline of the country, socialism, Antifa, China, late-term abortion, election fraud, tech censorship, and discrimination against Christians. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Democrat voters are — no joke — Trump supporters, white nationalism, systemic racism, gun violence, healthcare coverage, domestic terror, police brutality, discrimination against the alphabet people, sexism, voter suppression, student debt, and capitalism.

7 Radical Demands In The Equality Act.  House Democrats have passed the radical Equality Act once again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes, even though the Constitution already provides protection for the rights of all American citizens, regardless of their "identity group."  If enacted, however, the Equality Act would have a major impact on children and their parents, potentially upending the culture as American families now know it.  Lawsuits filed against Americans who adhere to the science of biological sex and the First Amendment rights of citizens would now have a federal law backing them up that states gender identity supersedes biological sex.

The Democrats Are Not Governing.  Let's just state this unequivocally right up front:  The Democrats have no interest in governing the country with the aim of enhancing the country's fortunes for the benefit of the entire population.  Instead, the Democrats have two aims and they're quite clear to anyone who is paying even the most casual attention:
  [#1]   Pander to their selected special-interest groups with over-the-top rulings and executive orders for the express purpose of buying their votes and hopefully cementing future electoral victories.
  [#2]   Undo every possible policy put in place by President Trump for the purpose of eradicating any vestige of his presence on the American political scene.
Most of Biden's executive orders accomplish both goals at the same time — they pay debt service to the voting blocs that are key to future Democratic victories, while simultaneously dismantling President Trump's America First accomplishments.

The Biden administration's dangerous and racist BREATHE Act.  I just caught up with Y.G. Nyghtstorm's discussion of the BREATHE Act, the centerpiece of BLM's hard pressure on the American political scene.  It's ostensibly about limiting police brutality, but it actually pushes a comprehensive social agenda.  This agenda will not only be hugely damaging to civil society but it's also terribly racist in its approach to the Black community.  The BREATHE Act, obviously, is a reference to the fact that George Floyd couldn't breathe while in police custody.  The Act ignores the fact that Floyd's problem wasn't that the police suffocated him (they acted in complete accordance with guidelines for dealing with people suffering from drug-induced excited delirium) but that he was rapidly dying from a self-induced fentanyl overdose. [...] Biden has already enacted bits and pieces of the act through executive orders that defund private prisons, try to destroy suburbs with a push for high-density housing, and mandating Critical Race Theory training in the federal government.

A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.  Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions:  To destroy the Second Amendment.

Congressional Whack-a-Mole.  The For the People Act is an assault on federalism, instituting voting practices rife with fraud, to include mail-in ballots in all states, turns a blind's eye to harvesting, prohibits the purging of voting rolls containing the deceased and those relocated to other states, and establishes a national voter registration.  One of Biden's first executive orders, EO 13986, reversed Trump's efforts to exclude illegal aliens from the decennial census.  Signed on Inauguration Day, it will impact the submission of the 2020 census count delayed by the pandemic until the end of April, making room for non-citizens to be part of the congressional redistricting formula and concentrating political power in the coastal sanctuary cities and states.  In just a few short weeks, the ruling triumvirate of Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer, have been able to deliver a two-branch legislative broadside on Trump supporters and conservatives by ripping a page out of the COVID playbook.

Democrats Are Waltzing Toward an Easily Avoidable Political Disaster With Their COVID Bill.  At the moment, Democrats in Washington appear to be in danger of sleepwalking their way toward a major policy and public relations debacle.  The problem?  With tax season underway, millions of Americans who lost their jobs thanks to the coronavirus crisis might soon discover that they unexpectedly owe thousands of dollars to the IRS.  Lawmakers could prevent this wave of surprise tax bills by adding a fix to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that's currently moving through Congress.  But so far, efforts to do so seem to be stalling out.  A senior Democratic aide told me that, as of now, he thought the chances legislators would act were "slim to none," and described the failure as "political malpractice."

Group: Biden gun control would 'criminalize' 105M law-abiding people.  As President Biden pivots to the highly charged issue of gun control, key groups are urging him to respect the 105 million law-abiding gun owners and target instead illegal use of firearms.  Today, a growing organization that represents those with permits to carry concealed weapons said that instead of limiting access to guns, the president should nationalize legal permitting and end the patchwork of state regulations that range from tight bans to no restrictions.  "While we can agree that there are several 'common sense' and long overdue changes needed to our nation's gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans — not criminalizing and punishing them," said a letter to Biden from the U.S. Concealed Carry Association.

If you're worried about ending cash bail, you're fearmongering, Pritzker says.  Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday [2/22/2021] a bill that will eliminate cash bail in Illinois, allow for anonymous complaints against police officers in disciplinary hearings and overhaul law enforcement protocols to be more hands off when apprehending suspects.  Some of the material in the 700-page bill passed last month is laudable and worth exploring, as we've said previously.  But it's undeniable that nearly every law enforcement agency and prosecutorial association in the state is ringing alarm bells about the changes, which were shoved through the legislature with little debate in the middle of the night — by design.

8 Things You Must Know About Deeply Flawed COVID-19 Package.  Later this week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider a massive legislative package that is being sold as another relief measure for the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the legislation is stuffed with provisions that have nothing to do with the disease or economic hardship, and in many cases would actually slow the economic rebound and destroy jobs.

Equality Act Expected to Advance in Congress This Week: 'It Treats People of Faith as Second-Class Citizens'.  The Equality Act is expected to advance in Congress this week.  It's a controversial bill designed to overhaul the nation's civil rights laws to include LGBT Americans, but many worry it will trample on the rights of women and people of faith.  Under the Equality Act, disagreement is considered discrimination.  It includes gay marriage, biological males competing in women's sports, and doctors performing procedures — like gender reassignments — that go against their conscience.

Homeland Security plan would effectively abolish ICE.  The Biden administration might not need to abolish ICE.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has floated a plan to reorganize the federal deportation agency to the point where it's not doing much arresting and deporting from inside the country anymore.  Mr. Mayorkas revealed his idea last week in a telephone meeting with agency personnel in Texas, according to several sources familiar with the conversation, who said he proposed taking members of the country's 4,000-strong deportation force off the streets and converting them into criminal investigators.  They would no longer be focused on enforcing laws against illegal presence, which would have the effect of slashing arrests and deportations.

Bishops Whack Biden Over 'Equality Act': Goes Against 'Best Medical Advice' and 'Deeply-Held Moral, Religious Convictions'.  Of all the things Joe Biden congratulates himself about, his support for women's rights, and his Catholic faith are at least in the top five if not the top two spots.  He fancies himself a "devout Catholic," and like all good Democrats, he has railed against the Republican "war on women" for decades.  In both cases, Biden's actions consistently belie his words. [...] It takes neither a staunch conservative nor a proverbial rocket scientist to see that the Equality Act is anything but equal in respect to women and the unborn.  On the contrary, it is perfectly clear that the legislation is specifically, if not solely designed to cater to the LGBTQ community — at the expense of women and unborn children.

How the Biden Administration is Politicizing the Military.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made it absolutely clear that the U.S. military's top priority is not facing external threats, such as the Chinese or Iran's aggressive strategy in the Middle East or foreign terrorist groups.  Instead, Austin sees the main threat as coming from within the U.S. military.  In his confirmation hearings, Austin said that he would make it his priority to combat racism and extremism in the United States military.  Once confirmed as defense secretary, he ordered a two-month stand-down of the American military in order to examine the problems of extremism among military personnel.  National defense is supposed to be a bipartisan endeavor, yet never before has a defense secretary made such overt moves to politicize the military.  Austin's order to remove all Trump appointees to the 42 Defense Department advisory boards is unprecedented and downright stupid.

The first 30 days of Biden's reign are as bad as we feared.  Within this first month that the cabal has instituted its figurehead, we have seen our worst fears realized and our timid hopes destroyed.  Here is what we now know and have learned in just one short month of what the Progressive Dystopians have done and are planning to do against America and her people.
  •   Biden has despotically enacted more executive orders in his first week of office than Trump, Obama, and W. Bush combined in their first weeks.
  •   The Biden administration has started to count COVID cases differently.  Therefore, the number of COVID cases will be going down dramatically under the new administration.
  •   They have started moving flu deaths back into the flu deaths category, changing this will drop the number of COVID deaths dramatically.
  •   The White House doors are being opened wide for the Muslim Brotherhood while being closed to Israel and Netanyahu.  And now the Biden administration is reaching out to Israel's archenemy, Iran.
  •   We've been instructed that Make America Great Again is racist and xenophobic, but Blame America First is patriotic and noble.
  •   We see that with the thousands of troops deployed in our nation's capital for the foreseeable future, it now looks more like Baghdad or Pyongyang than the City of Washington.  And Progressives are giving no explanation for the continuing militarization of our nation's capital.
  •   With the militarization of Washington, D.C. and the adding of walls, borders, fences, and razor wire, Congress is now living and working in its own gated community.  None of the "unwashed masses" is allowed to enter.  Almost as if they know they really did not win in 2020.

McConnell's Bitter Turtle Soup.  [Scroll down]  With parts of the country on lockdown, schools closed, and a volatile market making Americans justifiably nervous, Democrats and their Republican enablers decided that damaging President Trump (and pre-emptively torpedoing his return in '24) was still their most pressing concern.  That's a pretty sobering admission of just how popular President Trump's policies really are.  Congress is more afraid of him and the transformational change he represents than it is of a hostile China, a worldwide pandemic, a Cold Civil War here in the U.S., or the potential for a complete global economic collapse.  We are so far "through the looking-glass" now that Alice's Wonderland seems more believable.

Biden Declares End to Trump-Style 'America First' Diplomacy.  For anyone looking for evidence that boasts about "America First" — and the need for America to go-it-alone — are over, President Biden's speech to the Munich Security Conference was meant as an opening argument.  "America is back, the trans-Atlantic alliance is back," Mr. Biden declared.  Trying to expunge the last four years without ever once naming his predecessor, Donald J. Trump, Mr. Biden said "we are not looking backward."

Biden reenters Paris climate agreement, reversing Trump without Senate ratification.  President Biden announced Friday [2/19/2021] that the U.S. has officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement, reentering the international accord without Senate ratification a month after signing a directive to reverse the Trump administration's exit.  Mr. Biden made the announcement Friday [2/19/2021] at the Munich Security Conference, which is being held virtually this year, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement saying that "the United States officially becomes a Party again today."  "We can no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change.  This is a global existential crisis," Mr. Biden said.  "As of today, the United States is officially once again party to the Paris agreement, which we helped put together."

6 Key Aspects of Biden's Amnesty Bill.  President Joe Biden is promoting an immigration bill that could grant amnesty to up to 20 million illegal immigrants. [...] The Biden White House released an outline of the amnesty legislation on his first day in office.  In what could be a deal-killer for gaining any Republican support, the legislation doesn't include proposals for increased border security, according to The Associated Press.  This comes as Biden has rolled back several major border security measures through executive action.

Biden's Massive Amnesty Bill is Here.  Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and a number of other leftist lawmakers on Capitol Hill will officially introduce a massive amnesty bill backed by the White House and President Joe Biden Thursday morning.  The legislation will be known as the "U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021" and rewards at least 11 million people who came to the country illegally.

Our Dire Future Under Biden.  The Biden administration seems hell bent on reversing every Trump administration policy, even those policies that were quite successful.  On illegal immigration, which the Trump team managed to reduce significantly, team Biden seeks to make illegal entry easier and its legal consequences less of a deterrent.  This will almost assuredly result in a significant influx of the unskilled, themselves infiltrated by gang members, cartel mules, parentless children, and perhaps even foreign terrorists.  Where the Trump administration managed to achieve energy independence, team Biden has now halted drilling on federal lands and offshore and has killed the Keystone pipeline — which won't reduce the supply of oil coming into the U.S. but will require it to be transported via carbon-emitting trucks and trains.  Insane!  With respect to the climate, which saw carbon emissions decrease during the Trump years, team Biden has rejoined the Paris accord, which will have no effect on the world's major polluters but will impose needless costs on Americans.  (And why, if team Biden is really concerned with greenhouse gases, does it not push for nuclear power, which is clean and less an eyesore than wind farms and acres of solar panels?)

Democrats Are Trying to Ruin the Military.  One of the things I remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say repeatedly back in the day was that the point of the United States military was to "kill people and break things."  The beauty of that statement was that it was simple, to the point, and undeniably true.  If I remember correctly, this was during the Clinton years when the left started meddling with the mission of the military to incorporate their social agenda.  That push was just getting off the ground in the '90s, and now Joe Biden is giving it wings.  Where it goes from here is disturbing and detrimental to the very purpose of the military itself.  The U.S. military is the ultimate meritocracy, or at least it used to be.  It didn't used to matter what color your skin was, your rank, your job and how well you did it was all that mattered.  Thanks to Democrats and their obsession with, and weaponization of, race in the country, skin color will be all that matters soon.  The U.S. Navy formed something called "Task Force One Navy" last June, as the left-wing social agenda crept even under Republican presidents.  Last week, they issued their report on making the Navy more "inclusive" by treating people differently based on their skin color.

Our Military's SJW-Driven Abandonment of Warfighting Is Going to Get Troops Killed.  It gives me no pleasure to say that I no longer recommend that young people join the military, and I'm not alone.  The non-Blue Falcon veteran community is in full revolt against the conscious decision to decline embraced by our current military leadership.  After failing to win a war in the last 20 years — and don't say Syria, because the second President * woke up in the Oval Office wondering how he got there, more of our troops were heading back into the hellscape for reasons no one has bothered to articulate — the military has decided to target an easier enemy, i.e., other Americans.  See, the problem with me and the other vets who are disgusted by the brass's choice to focus on SJW priorities instead of, you know, successfully deterring or defeating America's enemies, is that we actually listened to what we were taught when we were coming up.  Most of us were trained by the heroes who put the shattered American military together after the Democrat war in Vietnam broke it.  We learned about leadership, about putting mission first but taking care of people always, and about objectives and how to attain them.  None of that's a thing anymore.

Impeachment was a diversion from 52 action.  While Democrats and their RINO servants beclowned themselves with the impeachment, the deep staters made out like the bandits they are.  They wrote and Chairman Xiden took 52 executive actions that change the nature of the nation without much scrutiny.  Rare are the Republican court challenges to these actions regardless of the harm they do to the nation.  Market Watch to its credit listed and linked them.  Let us review. [...]

All of President Biden's key executive orders — in one chart.  President Joe Biden has made aggressive use of executive orders since being sworn in on Jan. 20, acting without Congress on issues across the spectrum even as he calls on lawmakers to work with him on giving more aid to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.  Biden's orders to date affect health care the energy sector, prison stocks and other areas.  Below is a table showing orders that he signed on his first day in office, as well as other executive actions that have followed or are expected.  [Chart]

Forget ANTIFA, Biden Says "White Supremacy" Is The Biggest Domestic Terror Threat.  On Tuesday night [2/16/2021], Joe Biden not only said that white supremacy is the "greatest domestic terror" threat in the US, but he blamed military vets and former police officers for it's "growth".  Biden's incredible remarks came in response to one of the carefully selected questions during the event that served as an infomercial for far-left radicalism on CNN.  The nation's 46th president, whose calls for "unity" are little more than hot air, cast an aura of distrust over the veterans and law enforcement by asserting that they were a driving force behind the "white supremacist" growth in America.

Transformation, Biden, And The Left.  During Joe Biden's campaign for president, he said he was going to transform the country.  Was it clear what he meant by that?  The mainstream media presented Biden as a moderate.  However, moderates are not usually in the business of transforming.  So, it would have been wise to ask the candidate what he meant.  Was Biden's promised transformation merely a reprise of Obama's change slogan?  Was he just planning to roll back Trumpism and return to the Democrat priorities of the Obama years — healthcare, education, immigration, and the environment?  Or... was he going to pack the court, pursue a Green New Deal, enact reparations for slavery, and abolish fracking, as conservative pundits warned?

Food Shortages Guaranteed Under Biden Regime.  Sealed up inside of his White House fortress, surrounded by a ring of steel and thousands of National Guardsmen, U.S. President Joe Biden has been busy signing off on a raft of executive orders without the nuisance of democratic debate and congressional prattling.  One of those presidential actions envisions the conservation of 30 percent of the nation's lands and waters over the next decade.  Where will all of that protected land come from?  Perhaps from Bill Gates, who now owns the deed to most of the farmland in the nation?  Doubtful.  The answer is from small, independent farmers, whose agricultural activities, the Democrats say, are responsible for 10 percent of the manmade greenhouse emissions purportedly frying up the planet.  While occupying the previously unknown 'Office of the President-Elect', the Democratic leader said he would pay U.S. farmers to "put their land in conservation" and live without their 'cash crops.'  How much the tillers of the soil will receive has not been disclosed, nor if this program will be enforced upon farmers against their will.

Delusional or Deliberate?  The great leftist disconnect from reality.  Jen Psaki, who serves as Joe Biden's Press Secretary, is an excellent choice in many ways.  She's comfortable appearing uninformed and unintelligent before the media.  She knows that they won't call her out and apparently doesn't care what the American people think.  On Tuesday, she offered a perfect example of that latter point.  Psaki is hosting weekly video briefings during which she answers questions people have submitted via Twitter.  At one minute and 21 seconds into the video below, Psaki reads out the question:  "What is President Biden doing for my small business?" [...] The lockdowns have decimated businesses in every Democrat-run state.  Considering how important small businesses are to the economy, this is a deeply serious issue.  So what's Psaki's choice for the most important thing — the "first and foremost" thing — that Biden has done for small businesses?  "He nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration": [...] And what else did Biden do for small businesses?  He signed a race-based executive order making money available only for minorities.  This is a woman disconnected from reality, working for an administration that's equally disconnected.  [Video clip]

Woke Politics: The Democrats' Plan for a Permanent Majority.  The Democrats are pursuing a multi-prong strategy to cement a permanent majority.  To accomplish the goal requires upending the constitutional design.  Until the scope of this effort is seen in its entirety, it can proceed in the shadows.  It has six astonishing elements:
  [#1]   Enable Congress to determine who can run for President,
  [#2]   Eliminate the Electoral College without amending the Constitution,
  [#3]   Override the states' constitutionally mandated authority to determine presidential election rules,
  [#4]   Grant statehood to the District of Columbia by statute,
  [#5]   Rewrite the First Amendment to limit political speech, and
  [#6]   Enable open border immigration through executive agreement instead of Congressional action.
Taken together, the program represents a comprehensive challenge to representative democracy.  It deserves to be understood and debated front and center.

Biden accused Trump of ignoring Haiti.  As turmoil deepens, will he change US policy?  As Haiti descended into violent anti-government street clashes last fall, then-U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, fresh off a campaign visit to Little Haiti, took to Twitter to slam Donald Trump.  "The Trump Administration is abandoning the Haitian people while the country's political crisis is paralyzing that nation," Biden wrote.  "As president, I would press for dialogue to prevent further violence and instability."  Now as Haiti's political turmoil deepens, the nation's crisis is quickly becoming one of his administration's first foreign policy tests.  There are worrying signs that President Jovenel Moïse is becoming Latin America and the Caribbean's newest strongman.  He has been ruling by decree for over a year after dismissing most of the legislature and issued a number of executive orders strengthening his powers as president.  Opponents say his term expired on Feb. 7.  He disagrees.

Impeachmenticide.  Small wonder the Orange Man laughs in their faces.  Democrats have diminished themselves.  The impeachment turned a hollow victory in November into a humiliation.  Because once in power, what did they do?  Did they order the nation's economy to re-open?  Did they pass a corona virus relief package?  Did they work with Republicans on a new immigration law or anything else?  No, no, no.  Democrats did not do anything like that.  The first thing Democrats did once the election was certified was to impeach Donald John Trump, even though his term expired on January 20.

It is a waste of time and money (and it's self-defeating) to set up a White House office to combat political polarization.
Biden Resurrects Faith-Based White House Office To Combat Racism, Political Polarization.  President Joe Biden on Sunday [2/14/2021] ordered the recreation of a White House office intended to promote partnerships between religious and secular groups to address several key issues.  The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will seek to address the coronavirus pandemic, combat systemic racism, increase opportunity, advance global humanitarian work and strengthen pluralism, according to Biden's executive order.  "As our country grapples with a global pandemic, a severe economic downturn, the scourge of systemic racism, an escalating climate crisis and profound polarization, President Biden knows that civil society partnerships are essential to meeting such challenges," the White House said in a statement Sunday [2/14/2021].  The White House added that the office "will not prefer one faith over another or favor religious over secular organizations."

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[#1] How will religious groups fight the coronavirus?  Aren't the Democrats the same people who make fun of faith healing?  [#2] The White House wants to "combat systemic racism."  It is a safe bet that the people chosen by the White House to do this will include people of all descriptions — other than heterosexual white males.  [#3] The White House wants to "increase opportunity."  What does that even mean?  [#4] There is no "escalating climate crisis."  In fact, there is no climate crisis at all.  The climate today is indistinguishable from the climate of 100 years ago.  The climate does change, but at a rate so gradual that you'd never notice a lifetime of changes if they happened overnight.

Biden Takes 'Death to America' Terrorists Off Terror List, Replaces Them With Republicans.  Democrats say Muslim terrorists aren't terrorists, but their political opponents are.  The Biden administration responded to protests against its stolen election by embedding a domestic extremism office into the National Security Council.  The man in charge of making it happen, Joshua Geltzer, had previously denied that Black Lives Matter was a terrorist threat and had attacked the Trump administration's response to Antifa and BLM violence in Portland.  That means that the only domestic extremists the NSC will be fighting are Republicans.  Even while the Biden administration is preparing to double down on Obama's abuse of the national security state to target his political opponents, it's also giving real terrorists a pass.

Biden Urges Congress To Pass Strict New Gun Control Laws.  On Sunday [2/14/2021], former Vice President Joe Biden took a big step forward in the push to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.  In a statement designed to coincide with the third anniversary of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Biden called for the Democrat-controlled Congress to get cracking to produce legislation that would impose harsh new restrictions on ownership of firearms.  The official White House statement played heavily on emotions by emphasizing the suffering of the victims' families as well as the tragedy of the promising young lives cut short and promised action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer" before the "next" school shooting.

Has it never been reviewed before?
Biden orders review of U.S. prison at Guantanamo.  President Biden has ordered a review of the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba that currently houses about 40 prisoners including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Reuters reported.  Closing the controversial prison, the site of interrogations that critics claimed amounted to torture, was both a campaign promise made by then-candidate Biden and a goal of his former boss, President Obama.  Citing two people familiar with the plans, Reuters said Mr. Biden may sign an executive action within weeks or months signaling his formal desire to close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to nine million taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.

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If you are "illegally residing in the United States," you're lucky you don't get arrested and thrown out.  If you stop paying taxes, your deportation becomes increasingly likely.  If you complain about not getting the perks that your neighbors get, you're only drawing attention to your immigration status.

Jen Psaki can't answer whether Israel and Saudi Arabia are 'important allies'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a vague, rambling answer Friday when asked at a briefing to reporters whether the Biden administration considers Saudi Arabia and Israel to be "important allies."  "Can you please just give us a broad sense of what the administration is trying to achieve in the Middle East?" a reporter asked — in follow-up to an earlier question asking why President Biden has yet to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  "For example," the reporter asked, "does the administration still consider the Saudis and the Israelis important allies?  Rather than saying simply, "Yes," Psaki gave this answer, according to a White House transcript of the late-afternoon briefing. [...]

The World Goes On While America Sleeps.  The Democratically-controlled Senate spends thousands of collective hours conducting an impeachment trial against a president who is no longer president.  The acquittal is predetermined, as in the first impeachment effort a year ago — and known to be so to the Democratic prosecutors.  The constitutionally mandated presiding judge — the chief justice of the United States — refused to show up.  Chief Justice John Roberts apparently believes an impeachment trial of a private citizen is either a waste of time or unconstitutional — or both.  The Democratic House of Representatives is busy ferreting out purportedly extremist Republican members.  For the first time in memory, one party now removes committee members of the other.  Yet for each Republican outlier, there is a corresponding Democratic firebrand member who has either called for violence or voiced anti-Semitic slurs — and yet will not be removed from House committees.

South Dakota Introduces Bill To Allow Nullification Of Any Biden Executive Orders Within Their State.  South Dakota Republicans have introduced a bill that, if passed, would allow the nullification of any executive orders by Joe Biden at state level. [...] House Bill 1194 is "An Act to authorize the review of certain executive orders issued by the President of the United States[.]"  The bill sets each EO for review upon which time the legislature would then determine if they want to seek an exemption or declare it unconstitutional by the Attorney General.

AOC says Biden 'needs' to be pushed on erasing $50,000 in student loan debt: 'We cannot take no for an answer'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday reiterated her push for President Biden to unilaterally cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, warning that whether or not the White House does so "all comes down to public pressure."  The New York Democrat said progressives need to keep pressing the Biden administration to move further left on the matter after the president indicated he was "unlikely" to use his authority to fully forgive student loan debt for individual borrowers.  "The Biden admin NEEDS to be pushed," Ocasio-Cortez wrote during an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday night.  "They have said they're comfortable with $10K in forgiveness but we NEED at least $50K minimum and there is support for 50K.">/p>

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I was smart enough to out of college before incurring $50,000 in debt, so just send the money directly to me.

The Coming Military Purge.  One of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's first actions after confirmation has been to order a "60 day stand down" to combat extremism.  This follows the widespread and mostly baseless establishment fantasy that "right-wing extremists" and "white supremacists" are running rampant and pose some immediate threat to the country.  The details and definitions will ultimately determine whether this campaign is a sensible one that is in keeping with the Constitution or ends up being a purge of the overwhelmingly conservative ranks of the military.  No reasonable person would object to removing dangerous and disloyal people from the service, but such a limited goal is distinct from punishing those with merely dissenting and idiosyncratic views.  For example, a recent briefing among the Army's Special Forces singled out Pepe the Frog and the Gadsden Flag as signs of extremism.  These popular symbols — one an historical American flag — are widely embraced among the mainstream Right.  Austin's other priorities do  not signal moderation or common sense.  He has ordered the services to allow transgender members to serve and enlist, including the right to "medically-necessary transition-related care."  He has also purged defense advisory boards of hundreds of Trump appointees without regard to their qualifications.

Rebuild Better, But Rebuild What?  President Biden, his administration, and many others in the US and elsewhere are suggesting that modern Western capitalism is so bad that it needs to be dismantled and replaced with something else.  "Rebuild better" they say, which — among other things — suggests a demolition of what we currently have. [...] There are some things that exist in America, today, that are so detrimental to our national freedom and well-being that need to be dismantled, but the free market and constitutional protections of individual liberties, cornerstones of the modern Western capitalism, are not among them.

Six attorneys general send a stern warning to Biden over his radical policies.  So far, Joe Biden's policies are very radical, including the repeal of immigration laws.  Six attorneys general — from Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, Texas and West Virginia — sent a letter to President Joe Biden warning him that many of the executive orders he issued in his first week in office will be challenged on constitutional grounds.  Any actions he takes that might exceed statutory authority, are inconsistent with constitutional law or risk civil liberties could result in legal action, the letter warned.

Girls will be Boys, and Boys will be Girls.  [Biden's] January 20 executive order, "Preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation" means that women's sports are now open to males who "identify" as females, [...] Not only sports, but also restrooms, locker rooms, and any school sports.  If members of the boys' high school soccer team decide to identify as girls, they can join the girls' soccer team and shower with them too.  What could go wrong?  Joe Biden instinctively knows there are biologic differences between boys and girls.  There are multiple photos and videos of Biden inappropriately touching and sniffing girls and women, but not boys or men.  He is disregarding his own executive order by discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

6 Things to Know About Democrats' COVID-19 Package.  The Senate is using the so-called reconciliation process to push through what it calls the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion package that goes well beyond relief for the pandemic.  The details of the legislation haven't been settled, but some on the left flank of the Democrats are pushing for expansive elements of the Green New Deal, universal basic income, and a public option for health insurance.

Our Animal Farm.  Orwell saw that the desire for power stamps out all ideological pretenses.  It creates an untouchable ruling clique central to all totalitarian movements.  Beware, he warns, of the powerful who claim to help the helpless.  Something so far less violent, but no less bizarre and disturbing, now characterizes the American New New Left.  It is completing its final Animal Farm metamorphosis as it finishes its long march through our cultural, economic, and social institutions.  Leftists may talk of revolutionary transformation, but their agenda is to help friends, punish enemies, and to keep and expand power.

You can be paid to reproduce more easily than you can get a job.  Where will that lead?
House Democrats to unveil enhanced $3,000 Child Tax Credit as part of Biden relief package to lift families out of poverty.  House Democrats will propose a bill on Monday that will give families as much as $3,600 per child for a single year as some lawmakers look to make the Child Tax Credit change permanent.  Richard Neal, chairman of the House's Ways and Means Committee, is spearheading the proposed legislation — which seeks to bring millions of children out of poverty, outlets reported.  If the 22-page legislation passes, the IRS would automatically start sending monthly checks of at least $250 to millions of families in July, the Washington Post first reported.

Biden's New "Woke" Military Has A Model In Mao's China.  In the military, "stand down" orders are commands to every unit in the armed forces to temporarily suspend normal operations and hold assemblies in order to address and discuss a specific issue.  In 2013, for instance, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered stand-downs across the globe in order to address sexual assault within the military.  What can we expect this time around?  A relevant comparison is the time Starbucks closed all its stores for one day to hold propaganda workshops on racism.  Because make no mistake:  Propaganda is exactly what will come out of this.  The reporting by the press is precisely backwards.  Austin is not "removing" extremism from the military's ranks.  He is imposing it.  As Revolver recently explained, the U.S. military has changed dramatically in the past few years, and most of the biggest shifts involve the DOD imposing left-wing ideology on the military.  Promotion up the ranks now requires hitting racial diversity quotas.  The new military welcomes with open arms mentally unwell transgender troops, and fast-tracks women into demanding combat roles.

Democratic student loan forgiveness plan primarily benefits top earners.  Sen. Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have called on President Biden to cancel as much as $50,000 in federal student loans, but economists warned that such proposals primarily benefit those who are already well-off.  Citing a record $1.68 trillion national student loan balance, Democrats on Thursday [2/4/2021] urged Biden to use an executive order to forgive student loans, which Schumer called "a huge anchor on our entire economy."  "There's very little that the president could do with a flick of a pen that would boost our economy more than canceling $50,000 of student loans," Schumer said when he announced the resolution, which would forgive all debts for 36 million people, or roughly 80% of all student loan borrowers, according to CNBC.

Exactly what Obama would do:
Biden Stabs Us All in the Back, Removes Terrorist Designation from Group Whose Motto Means 'Death to America'.  The Biden administration on Friday [2/5/2021] announced that it would no longer designate Yemen's Iran-supported Houthi movement as a terror group, despite the fact the group's slogan calls for the death of Americans and Jews.  The terrorist designation was made just last month by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to NBC News.  It was slated to take effect by the State Department on Jan. 19, the day before President Joe Biden was inaugurated.  The Houthi movement, which is officially called Ansarallah (or Ansar Allah, for "supporters of God"), brags a slogan which reads:  "God is great, death to the U.S., death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam."

Nikki Haley accuses Biden of 'snubbing' Israel and launching 'Obama 2.0' with Iran nuclear deal.  Nikki Haley accused President Joe Biden of "snubbing Israel" and "cozying up to Iran" in an interview with Trey Gowdy on Fox News Wednesday.  She called his approach to Tehran "truly dangerous" for neighboring countries and wondered why he has not contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since taking office.  The former U.N. ambassador spoke on "Fox News Primetime" at length concerning Biden being eager to jump back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.  Trump pulled the U.S. out of that deal in 2018 and called it "defective at its core."  "I mean, you look at the fact that they're looking at getting back into the Iran deal ... that means you're going to lift all the sanctions that we put on Iran," Haley stated, appearing truly incredulous at the thought of it.

The Art of the Steal.  For every American, the fallout from Democratic control of the presidency and both Houses is to be slowly dispossessed of their freedom to choose, speak, assemble, bear arms, and to be assured that your children will be given a proper education free of political animus, gender confusion, and allegations of racial privilege.  Putting 52 stars on the flag, overstuffing the Supreme Court, and loading up the voter rolls with illegal aliens will usher in a permanent political class exercising one-party rule.  Apart from a bit of moaning and groaning, there seems little backbone from the Republican political establishment to hold the hill.  As for the working class, COVID has been instructive to the far left on how fearmongering and shaming can bring Americans to heel and condone the theft of their rights and privileges.  For the entire country, the legitimacy of the past presidential election remains an open wound that will not soon heal.  Tens of millions are concerned that Biden was installed, not elected, and that Democrat majority rule will set the stage for an encore in two years' time.  To stir the coals, Nancy Pelosi secured passage of House Resolution 1.  It would extend the use of mail-in ballots to all 50 states, trample federalism underfoot, destroy state's rights to regulate the conduct of their own elections, and codify forthcoming fraud.

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?  The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years (from 1993 through 2015) cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state.  Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.  The counterreaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.  Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years.  Or more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.  Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic candidate Biden condemned.  On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.

Biden's defense secretary Lloyd Austin will [...] 'address white nationalism and extremism in the ranks'.  The U.S. military on Wednesday [2/3/2021] acknowledged it was unsure about how to address white nationalism and other extremism in its ranks, and announced plans for military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity at some point in the next 60 days to tackle the issue.  The decision to a hold a stand-down was made by Lloyd Austin, who made history by becoming the military's first Black defense secretary after a long career rising in the ranks of the Army.  In his confirmation hearing, Austin underscored the need to rid the military of 'racists and extremists'.

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Aren't those individuals detected and filtered out as soon as they enlist?

Secretary of Defense orders all military to pause and review handling of extremism in ranks.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a staggered pause of operations across the entire US military so commanders can have "needed discussions" with service members about the issue of extremism over the next 60 days, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced on Wednesday [2/3/2021].  Austin hopes the pause, known as a stand down, will accomplish two things — he wants leaders of each branch to be able to communicate their expectations of how their troops should behave, and leaders to "gain insight" from members on the "scope of the problem from their view," Kirby said.

Schumer, Democratic lawmakers to push for $50,000 in student loan forgiveness.  Sen. Chuck Schumer has some unlikely sidekicks when it comes to student loan forgiveness.  The Senate Majority Leader Thursday [2/4/2021] joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and several of the most progressive Democratic lawmakers in calling for the cancellation of $50,000 in student debt.  “We are here to take a huge burden off so many people,” Schumer said.  “College should be a ladder up (not) an anchor down.”  Newly minted Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), who represents Westchester, appeared to support the push along with members of the so-called Squad of progressive women lawmakers.

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How are any of those people considered "unlikely sidekicks?"

Biden's Pentagon makes effects of climate change central to military planning.  Rising sea levels on both coasts threaten key U.S. military installations.  Famines, droughts and wildfires abroad disrupt volatile societies and could spark wars that draw in U.S. forces and put American lives in danger.  In the Arctic, melting sea ice could open a theater for conflict between the U.S. and Russia, and military planners say the targeting of an enemy's energy or water supply will be an increasingly effective battle tactic.  Across the armed forces, climate change and its ripple effects are taking center stage in the Biden administration's Pentagon.  The military's climate change mitigation efforts certainly did not stop during the Trump administration, but the issue was pushed to the political back burner.  Top leadership in the Defense Department rarely spoke out on environmental matters despite mounting concerns behind the scenes that it remain a top priority.

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[#1] Public opinion polls show that global warming is nobody's "top priority."  It is a mysterious yet urgent excuse for the government to spend unlimited amounts of money (in whatever manner benefits the lobbyists the most).  [#2] It isn't Biden's Pentagon.  Biden doesn't own the government, he's just the General Manager, and not for long:  Harris is literally standing by, waiting to take over.  [#3] There is no extraordinary global warming or cooling, and if there is, it is primarily caused by the variable output power of the sun.  Neither global warming, nor any other kind of bad weather, is a problem for a well-prepared military force.  [#4] If the weather is one degree warmer or cooler (on average) than it was 50 years ago, nobody cares.  Global warming is a non-issue.  In the absence of news media sensationalism, you'd never even know about it.  It's certainly not a valid reason to spend tax money on "solutions," because there are no solutions that are likely to do more good than harm.

Former CBP Head:  Biden Has Decimated Border Protections With 'Stroke Of A Pen'.  Former Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed the Biden administration Tuesday [2/2/2021] for undoing significant border protections put into place by President Trump.  Morgan first took aim at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for trashing Trump's efforts to secure the border, and attributing the infamous Obama/Biden 'kids in cages' and family separation policy to Trump.  After Psaki had spoken, calling Trump's border policies "horrific", Morgan stated that "There isn't enough time to address all the spin and misinformation that the Press Secretary just sent out."  Morgan outlined that agencies within the Trump administration have been "working tirelessly" to reunite families separated at the border.

Supreme Court cancels arguments on Trump's border wall, 'remain in Mexico' policy.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday [2/3/2021] canceled courtroom arguments scheduled for the next few weeks over two aspects of former President Donald Trump's immigration policy — a reflection of the new administration's reversal on both issues.  The court granted the Justice Department's request to remove two Trump administration appeals of lower court rulings from the argument calendar, one being against the use of Pentagon money to build the southern border wall and the other against making immigrants wait in Mexico instead of the U.S.  Stopping the wall project was among the first steps President Joe Biden took after he was sworn into office.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Chasing the Dragon.  On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden signed a massive executive order that, among other things, killed the Keystone XL pipeline project.  Buried in that same order were two short sentences that will allow the Chinese government to get into the American electrical grid. [...] Bulk-power systems refer to everything from electric power substations, transformers, high-voltage power lines, capacitors, and other equipment necessary to move electrical power from plants where it is produced to end users, whether for civilian, government, or military use.  These systems are, of course, highly computerized and the Trump administration's goal was to prevent the Chinese, America's greatest geo-political and economic rival, from having their hands in it.  Biden's order strips that protection with the stroke of a pen.  The killing of the Keystone XL project got all the attention. [...] When the Trump order was issued, there were fears that depending on electrical system transformers and other power-moving equipment made in countries hostile to the U.S. would create vulnerabilities to cyber-attack.

Biden Wants to Kill 80 Percent of America's Energy.  For millennials, supporting green energy is cool and even virtuous.  It's a popular and costless way to save the planet — until the power doesn't flow through the grid.  Then the laptops, hairdryers, Netflix shows, computer games and iPhones run out of juice.  That may happen one of these days — and in the not-too-distant future (just ask Californians about blackouts), when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.  Which brings me to President Joe Biden's take-no-prisoners approach to energy.  The goals:  kill fossil fuels; stop the building of pipelines; enter international treaties that outlaw fossil fuel use; end drilling on federal lands; strangle the oil and gas industries with regulatory assaults.  And then throw billions and perhaps trillions of tax dollars at wind and solar farms.  So, let's go back to the question I ask students:  How much of our energy needs today are met with fossil fuels — the so-called dirty energy?

Could Democrats pack a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants into a COVID-19 aid bill?  House Democrats want the next round of coronavirus aid to include citizenship for 5 million illegal immigrants who are considered to be among the pandemic's "essential" workforce.  A group of 100 House Democrats sent their leadership a request to include the language in a budget resolution that would pave the way for the Senate to use a tactic called reconciliation to pass the bill with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 votes.

The 'Tells' of the Deep State Poker Players.  [Scroll down]  In whatever indirect way the American people speak, they have spoken:  no more increases in government spending.  But our Democratic friends propose to spend trillions on climate change and on Medicare for All, and I know not what else.  And that is after all the massive spending on COVID stimulus.  Ain't gonna fly, and that is the meaning, I think, of all the Biden executive orders.  Biden's handlers are throwing everything at the wall, hoping something will stick.  I doubt it.  The problem is that USG is facing the fact of Chantrill's Law:  "government programs cannot work because you can never reform them."  Pensions?  Health care?  The only thing our leaders have done recently is try to squeeze in more free stuff with ObamaCare and add stealth income taxes to Medicare.  Education?  But our teachers don't feel safe!

Joe Biden is jamming Western Dem governors with his oil-and-gas crackdown.  President Biden has united Republicans with his oil-and-gas crackdown — they're against it — but his aggressive orders have created a bind for Democratic governors in states feeling the heat over his drilling freeze on federal lands and waters.  In Colorado, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis praised Mr. Biden as "a president that believes in science" and "cleaner energy" while making it clear that the moratorium on new oil-and-gas leases on federal lands and waters signed Wednesday cannot last forever.  "We will also work closely with the Biden administration as they begin a program-wide review of energy development policy on public lands to ensure that it works for Colorado," said Mr. Polis.  "And as long as the review is completed expeditiously we don't expect an economic impact in the short-term with current market factors and the many existing unused leases and permits."

A Tsunami of Hate.  [Scroll down]  The claim that "systemic racism touches every facet of American life" is itself a racist lie, whose evident target is white people, since according to the woke, "people of color" can't be racist.  Not surprisingly, one of Biden's first week initiatives was a systemically racist plan to provide financial assistance to small businesses whose owners were black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American.  Only whites were excluded.  But Asian Americans as an ethnic group have higher incomes than white Americans.  So what rationale for this policy is there but anti-white racism?

The Enemy Is Us.  So now we have an illegitimate President of these United States (IPOTUS) who is signing Executive Orders left and right.  From what I can see, the vast majority of them either favor other nations over these United States or are feel good missives that bring other sorts of harm.  One example is the IPOTUS Executive Order requiring the Armed Services to accept and retain disordered folks who believe their sex is different than their issued equipment indicates.  I'm sure that will give Putin and Xi pause as they contemplate their next moves against U.S. interests.  The majority of Americans didn't vote for any of this.  This is the work of a small, but extremely vocal part of the Democrat Party, albeit one that is growing in size.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Orders LGBT Flags Flown at U.S. Embassies, Will Name Special Envoy for Gay Rights.  LGBT activists are cheering Secretary of State Antony Blinken's announcement that he will reverse an order from President Donald Trump and put up "pride" flags at U.S. Embassies around the world. [...] Blinken claimed violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office.  "We've seen violence directed against LGBTQI people around the world increase," Blinken said.  "And so, I think the United States playing the role that it should be playing in standing up for and defending the rights of LGBTQI people is something that the department is going to take on and take on immediately.  Raising the pride flag is one way to outright show LGBTQ solidarity."

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[#1] Apparently "LGBTQI" is a singular six-phase demographic.  [#2] Even if "violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office," that doesn't mean Trump or anyone connected with him had any connection to the violence.  The simple fact is that all sorts of violence — from the left — increased while Trump was in office.  [#3] Putting up a rainbow flag isn't going to protect anyone from violence.  Nor will it attract voters in the next (rigged) election.

Biden's policies and actions are all about putting Americans last.  President Biden was very busy his first week in office:  eliminating jobs, angering a friendly border nation, appeasing enemies, threatening any and all domestic opposition, reattaching his nation to a ridiculous "climate accord," ensuring men can play women's sports and use their locker rooms and bathrooms, and otherwise attempting to inflict as much harm on the nation he leads as humanly possible in such a short time span.  Biden let Dr. Anthony Fauci make the announcement that his administration is ending the Trump administration's Mexico City policy agreement and will thereby once again commit the U.S. to begin using federal tax dollars, more commonly known as American taxpayer's money, to pay for abortions in foreign countries.

Payday for anchor babies:
Democrats Recruiting [RINO] Senators for Amnesty Deal.  Democrat senators are trying to recruit Republican senators into business-backed amnesty deals, despite the public's demand for pro-American migration policies.  Their targets include Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Rick Scott (R-FL).   The Hill reported Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the leading Democrat advocate for greater migration, working with Graham to draft a bill that would provide citizenship and work approval to younger migrants who were brought into the United States by their illegal-migrant parents.

Schumer: We Have to Address Issues Like D.C. Statehood, Automatic Voter Registration.  On Saturday's broadcast of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Democrats must tackle issues like "improving our democracy.  Making D.C. a state, automatic voter registration," and vowed Democrats will get "big, bold change" "no matter what."  [Video clip]

Biden's COVID-19 Bill Costs More Than Entire 1981 Federal Government.  The $1.9 trillion relief bill that President Joe Biden wants Congress to pass now as his response to the COVID-19 pandemic would cost Americans more than the entire federal government cost in fiscal 1981.  That year, according to the historical budget numbers that Biden's own Office of Management and Budget has published on the White House website, the federal government spent approximately $678,241,000,000.  When that is adjusted for inflation from September 1981 dollars into December 2020 dollars (using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator), it equals $1.895 trillion.  Last March, President Donald Trump signed a $2.3 trillion spending law to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  In December, Trump signed another spending law that included $900 billion targeted toward COVID-19 relief.  Now Biden wants to spend another $1.9 trillion.

Certain Truths Won't Be 'Imposed' by Biden, a 'Devout Catholic'.  President Joe Biden and his press secretary, Jen Psaki, have assured us he is a "devout Catholic" who "attends church regularly."   The question is not new but should be asked again and a credible answer demanded.  How can one be devout about one's faith and not comport with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church? [...] Many Catholic leaders have criticized him for his stand on abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender equality.  Biden has added to his pro-choice stand a reversal on federal funding of abortion, which he long opposed until the 2020 presidential campaign.

Funny how the party that claims to be for the little guy always supports the billionaires.  [Scroll down]  I have never seen anyone as dangerous in the White House as Joe Biden in his first nine days as he signs executive order after executive order, some 40 now at last count.  He has stacked his cabinet with radical leftists pushing the green agenda to destroy America.  He sends out John Kerry, with multiple mansions, a yacht and a private jet, to tell the public that is good for them that he is destroying their jobs.  After all, he drove a Tesla from Massachusetts to D.C.  On Fox News, I heard left-wing Juan Williams say he didn't really care about Kerry's or anyone else's lifestyle, even as they are dictating how all of us should live our lives.  [...] And no matter how often all these supposedly smart cabinet members, as well as Biden himself, his vice president, Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others repeat that we have to get rid of oil and coal to control temperatures and the climate, not one sock puppet at the Washington Post or any other journalist, including at Fox, ask for scientific evidence to support their theory and destructive policies.  There is no scientific evidence, so they never ask.  They just go along.

One week in, Biden administration shows its exquisite cruelty.  [Scroll down]  So along with Biden's dictatorial executive orders comes Schumer's plan to further constrain our freedoms due to the "climate emergency."  But there is no climate emergency.  It's just another hoax, a fear-mongering ruse to create a global government.  The planet has survived all manner of climate changes.  We humans can no more affect the climate here than we can on Mars.  And even if we could, we are not responsible for the irresponsibility of nations like China and India re: filthy air.  The Paris Climate Accord is only about making U.S. taxpayers pay billions of dollars to those nations to equalize the quality of life on the planet.  Not a single prediction of the Gorist climate alarmists has come true.  Snow still falls from the sky; there are no more hurricanes than normal; polar bears are alive and thriving; droughts occur here and there as they have throughout the millennia.  But the Biden administration is going to use climate alarmism to continue restricting the American population from living their lives.  President Trump energized our economy, made us energy independent.  Biden has in the span of a week tanked it in order to make us dependent on Saudi Arabia again.  He is about to ban coal-mining, too.  What will happen to those miners?

Joe Biden kicks off so-called progressive package with decades-old policies.  Joe Biden tried to appeal to progressives by promising sweeping reforms, but the policies he advocated for have been in place for decades with little to no success.  On Tuesday [1/26/2021], Biden kicked off his racial equity package by calling attention to so-called systemic racism.  He claimed it's become ingrained in American institutions.  "I made it very clear that the moment had arrived as a nation where we face deep racial inequities in America," Biden said.  "Systemic racism that has plagued our nation for far, far too long."  He assured the public that he has ordered the federal government to help fix this.  "I issued, among the first days, my whole-of-government executive order that will — for the first time — advance equity for all throughout our federal policies and institutions," Biden stated.

How will anyone know when their mission is accomplished?
Biden Executive Order Creates 'Civilian Climate Corps' to Fight Climate Change.  President Joe Biden plans to create a New Deal-style "Civilian Climate Corps" to mobilize "a new, diverse generation of patriotic Americans" for the battle against climate change.  On Wednesday [1/27/2021], Biden unveiled a flurry of executive actions his administration planned to undertake to "tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad."  The president, who campaigned for the White House last year on a platform "environmental justice," argued the actions were necessary if the United States had any hopes of leading a "global response" to the climate crisis.

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[#1] Nobody is going to "tackle the climate crisis ... abroad" because no other country sees the weather as a crisis, and no other country is going to let U.S. civilians tell them how to run their country.  [#2] There is no climate crisis.  [#3] Even so, the Civilian Climate Corps will exist forever, just like the organizations that say they're struggling to find a cure for cancer.  Government agencies do not come and go.  They are created to be permanent.

Biden's Worst Executive Order Went Almost Entirely Unnoticed.  The order also seems harmless enough, going by the seemingly innocent title "Modernizing Regulatory Review."  Except this order isn't about modernizing regulations.  It's about unleashing the regulatory state with a ferocity never before seen in this country.  Biden's order — which didn't get released to the press until late in the evening of his first day — aims to effectively toss the cost-benefit analysis that for many decades has served as at least a modest brake on the ambitions of regulators.  In the past, regulations where the cost of compliance far exceeded the benefits could be stymied by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  Biden wants the review process instead to be "a tool to affirmatively promote regulations" and "to ensure swift and effective federal action" on everything from the pandemic, to the economy, to racial inequality, to the "undeniable reality and accelerating threat of climate change."  In other words ... everything.

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There is no extraordinary climate change.  The climate changes constantly, but the changes are so gradual that nobody (except the news media) notices.  It may be an "undeniable reality," technically, but it is of little or no consequence, it is not "accelerating" and it is not a threat to this country more than any other.  Just like the Coronavirus, the global warming "threat" is an excuse to tax and regulate almost everything.

[Dispense] With Unity.  Joe Biden has already rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement.  He has rejoined the World Health Organization.  He has suspended federal oil and gas permitting and canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.  He has stopped work on the border wall, suspended deportations for 100 days, and announced his intention of a path to legalization (i.e., a path to ballooning the Democratic Party's voter rolls) for millions of illegals in the country.  He signed a mandate requiring masks on federal land.  He signed a bizarre executive order forcing schools to accept biological men on women's sports teams.  He reversed Trump's ban on Chinese involvement in the U.S. power grid.  And he also reversed Trump's order mandating lower prices for insulin and epinephrine pens.  Biden will also be raising your taxes — but that takes time.  Everything above is just executive action.  Imagine how great it will be once the Democratic House and Senate start pumping out unopposed legislation.

Critics say plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is an insult to her legacy.  This week, the Biden administration announced that it would resume efforts to put the image of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a move first championed by the Obama administration in 2016.  Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [1/25/2021] that the Treasury Department is "exploring ways to speed up" the process to ensure the 19th century freedom fighter is recognized.  "It's important that our notes, our money — if people don't know what a note is — reflect the history and diversity of our country," Psaki said during a White House press briefing.  "Harriet Tubman's image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that."

Biden administration reestablishes diplomatic ties with Palestinian Authority.  The Biden administration announced on Tuesday [1/26/2021] that they would be restoring diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority, Times of Israel reports.  As part of this reestablishment of relations, the United States will be restoring diplomatic aid to the Palestinian authority, a move which has been heavily criticized by pro-Israel groups.  Critics of the decision warn that US diplomatic aid may go towards the Palestinian policy of "pay-for-slay," whereby the Palestinian Authority pays the families of terrorists who murder Israeli civilians.

Following Biden's Lead, Schumer Plans Bypass of GOP to Enact Progressive Agenda.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) is following President Joe Biden's unilateral lead, pushing forward with plans to enact a host of progressive policy goals without GOP votes.  Days after Biden issued a historic 17 executive orders on his first day in office, Schumer urged the president to declare a national climate emergency, saying the move would authorize Biden to do "many, many things under the emergency powers of the president ... that he could do without legislation."  Schumer also joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to encourage Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt via executive order.  In a Tuesday campaign email announcing their partnership on the issue, Warren said Biden could impose the policy "without waiting for Congress."  Should Biden need to rely on lawmakers to pass his agenda, however, Schumer could still sidestep Republicans through reconciliation, a budget rule that would allow Democrats to pass certain legislation with just 51 votes.

The left's fake Senate majority.  The left wing of the Democratic Party has a plan, and it goes like this:  With the party controlling both houses of Congress along with the presidency, Democrats in the Senate need to vote as a bloc (with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the winning 51st vote) to eliminate the filibuster, the parliamentary procedure that enables the minority party (in this case, the GOP) to require 60 votes to advance most forms of legislation.  With this accomplished, the Democrats should then ram through a long list of policies, ranging from additional trillions of dollars' worth of pandemic relief to various institutional reforms that will enhance the party's electoral prospects going forward.  That's the plan, but it's already falling to pieces.  That's because former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded as a condition of reaching a power-sharing agreement with Democrats that the new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promise to keep the filibuster in place.

[Devout Catholic] Biden Signs Executive Order Allowing the U.S. to Fund Global Abortions.  President Biden signed an executive order Thursday afternoon reversing the Mexico City policy, permitting U.S. aid money once again to fund groups that provide or promote abortion around the globe.  The policy was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in an effort to ensure that taxpayers were not required to indirectly fund abortion procedures performed in other countries.  The policy has been undone via executive order by every subsequent Democratic administration and reinstated by each Republican one.

Biden to Lift Ban on US Funding for Foreign Pro-Abortion Nonprofits.  President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum on Jan. 28 rescinding the ban on U.S. funding for international nonprofits that provide counseling or referrals for abortion.  President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the ban, known as the Mexico City Policy, during his first days in office in 2017.  It was previously rescinded by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.  The policy was first announced in 1984 during the Reagan administration and has been rescinded and reinstated along party lines since.  The policy requires non-governmental organizations to certify that they will not "perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning" in order to receive U.S. taxpayer money for global health initiatives.  White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki, when asked if Biden would take this and other pro-abortion steps, responded that the president is a "devout Catholic."  "Across the country and around the world, people — particularly women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes — have been denied access to reproductive health care," the White House press release announcing the rescission of the Mexico City Policy states.

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[#1] Why do homosexuals care about access to abortion services?  [#2] People with low incomes are "denied access" to all kinds of things that cost money.  By now, they should be used to it.  [#3] "Joe Biden is a devout Catholic" is not the answer to every question.  It isn't even true.

Biden Plots Sneak Attack Against U.S. Firearms Industry.  Joe Biden has unveiled his agenda for his first 100 days in the White House, and his list includes an initiative aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the U.S. firearms industry.  This is what would happen if Biden succeeds in his pledge to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.  Imagine if firearm manufactures and sellers — even those who strictly followed the laws enacted to regulate their industry — faced potential civil liability every time a criminal misused a firearm.  The affect would be similar to holding automobile makers and dealers responsible for injuries caused by drunk drivers.  No business, no matter how conscientious and law-abiding, could ever survive being liable for the acts of millions of random people over whom it had no control.

Biden Refocusing National Security Around Climate Change — Here's What His Latest Executive Orders Do.  President Joe Biden will sign a series of new executive orders Wednesday [1/27/2021] that will formally place a new national security focus on climate change and promote scientists' work on the subject, the White House announced Wednesday morning.  "President Biden set ambitious goals that will ensure America and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis, while empowering American workers and businesses to lead a clean energy revolution that achieves a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050," the official release from the White House reads.

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Neither the U.S. nor any other country will achieve "a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035."  [#1] Carbon dioxide is not carbon, not is CO2 a pollutant; therefore, the emission of carbon dioxide is not "carbon pollution."  [#2] There is nothing to be gained by curtailing the production of carbon dioxide in the U.S. if India and China don't follow suit.  [#3] If the purpose of "carbon-free energy" is the avoidance of global warming, congratulations!  That fight is already over.  There is no extraordinary global warming, and even if there is, it can't be stopped, and it doesn't hurt anybody.  The only outcome from this series of executive orders will be high energy prices (on natural gas, gasoline, and electricity) and some kind of carbon dioxide tax, which will be the Socialists' dream:  A tax on everything.  [#4] Another buzzword you may have heard lately is "zero-emissions."  There is no such thing as a power source with zero emissions.

AOC Brags She Helped Design Biden's Job-Killing Energy Agenda.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) bragged about designing President Joe Biden's job-killing energy agenda after an NBC News reporter pointed out the similarities between it and her Green New Deal.  [Tweet]  We can debate numbers another time.  We all know that killing the Keystone XL Pipeline costs jobs.  But we all knew this would happen.

AOC says Biden's $2T climate push sounds just like her 'Green New Deal'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took credit Wednesday for President Biden's newly unveiled $2 trillion set of environmental policies, which include eliminating coal, oil and natural gas as electricity sources by 2035.  "It's almost as if we helped shape the platform," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wrote in a tweet, followed by a winking face emoji.  The tweet was in response to NBC News reporter Geoff Bennett, who noted the similarities between the Biden's executive orders and Democratic socialist AOC's "Green New Deal" proposal Wednesday [1/27/2021].  "It's striking how much of Biden's climate executive actions reflect major elements of the Green New Deal — tackling climate change while addressing economic/racial injustice — without actually *being the Green New Deal.  Some political sleight of hand," Bennett wrote on the social media platform.

Kerry admits zero emissions in US wouldn't make difference in climate change.  President Biden's climate czar, John Kerry, admitted Wednesday [1/27/2021] that the US reducing its emissions to zero wouldn't make much of a difference in the global climate change fight — before pushing domestic manufacturing of electric cars and solar panels in favor of energy production.  Kerry's remarks were made ahead of Biden's signing of a host of executive actions on Wednesday pushing his $2 trillion Green New Deal-inspired climate agenda.  "He knows Paris alone is not enough," Kerry told reporters at a White House press briefing, referring to Biden re-entering the US in the Paris Climate Agreement in one of his first acts as president.  "Not when almost 90 percent of all of the planet's global emissions come from outside of US borders.  We could go to zero tomorrow and the problem isn't solved," Kerry conceded.

Racial Equity, Equality, and the Bureaucrats' Charter.  Reading one of the first new presidential executive orders — titled "Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government" — was for me a depressing experience. [...] The order begins with the words, "Equal opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy."  This at best is a half-truth depending very much on the meaning attached to the concept of equality of opportunity. [...] In short, the order is a symptom of what Thomas Sowell called "the search for cosmic justice," the demand that existence be made fair in every respect, a search that, if taken seriously, can lead only to a totalitarian hell.  The term "people of color" appears in the order, as if all people who aren't of European descent have something in common transcending all other differences between them.  This is revealing, for the only thing they can possibly have in common is that they are oppressed by those people of European descent from whom they are distinguished.  This isn't only obvious nonsense, but is a deeply racialized view of the world.

Leftists mount #NoHoneymoon campaign to force Biden to enact far-left agenda.  A far-left Democratic group is mounting a "#NoHoneymoon" campaign to hold President Biden's feet to the fire to ensure he backs their socialist-style agenda.  RootsAction, a liberal activist network claiming 1.2 million supporters in the U.S., has enlisted several prominent liberals to its cause, including Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; Robert Reich, labor secretary in the Clinton administration; and Carmen Yulin Cruz, former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico; among many others.  The leftist pull on Mr. Biden complicates his public calls for unity, as any outreach by his administration to Republicans likely will anger the Democratic Party's liberal faction represented in the #NoHoneymoon movement.

Biden's LGBT Agenda:  Pedophilia Coming Down the Pike?  The Biden regime's January 20 executive order demanding "equal treatment under the law, no matter [one's] gender identity or sexual orientation" is just the first salvo in the next wave pushing "LGBT rights."  The order will soon be backed by federal law, via the pending LGBT "Equality Act."  While many are now warning that the order will destroy girls' and women's sports, its impact is much broader.  The enforcers will be given free rein to transform society in unimaginable ways, given the undefined terms in the order and pending law:  gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBT.  Why has there been no pushback on embedding these sexual-radical concepts in our legal system?  Establishment conservatives have shied away from addressing this issue and denigrate anyone who dares to confront it.

Biden's 'Buy American?' He's Making It Impossible for Anything to Be Made in America.  Newly ensconced President Joe Biden is — with his mad flurry of Executive Orders (EOs) and actions — dramatically ramping up government in one large swath of the economy after another. [...]

Joe Biden set to unveil a 'historic' climate change plan that will block all new federal oil and gas leasing.  Joe Biden is set to announce on Wednesday a radical proposal for tackling climate change, which will emphasize the fact that marginalized communities and ethnic minorities frequently bear the brunt of global warming.  Biden, who rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on the first day of his presidency, will direct agencies across the federal government to invest in minority communities hardest-hit by pollution, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday [1/26/2021].  Two sources told the paper that the president will sign an executive order establishing a White House interagency council on environmental justice.

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Please explain how "ethnic minorities frequently bear the brunt of global warming."  What brunt?  How much global warming has occurred in this century?  What characteristic of ethnic minorities makes them more susceptible to the weather?  Have you ever heard anyone — minority or not — complain that global warming was making his or her life unbearable?  (No, you have not.)

Buyer's Remorse?  Let's Blame the Press.  In his first week in office President Asterisk has done his old boss proud.  In just six days, lunch bucket Joe has signed 36 executive orders and put tens of thousands of jobs at risk.  He's cancelled major construction projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall — resulting in lost jobs for the very unions who endorsed him.  He is reestablishing a moratorium on energy exploration on federal lands and rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change.  These orders will cause further job losses in the energy sector and lost revenue in states that supported him. [...] On the campaign trail he promised to end fracking, cancel drilling leases, open the borders, forgive student debt, provide Medicare for all, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.  That this was unknown to his voters is a shocking indictment of the legacy media.

Oil And Gas Producers Pushing Back Hard On Biden Administration.  When Joe Biden signed an order banning any new leases and effectively halting drilling on federal lands for sixty days last week, people in the oil and gas industry were alarmed but not surprised.  Biden had made conflicting promises and claims throughout the primary and the general elections about his plans to satisfy the green lobby and the eco-warriors by "reducing carbon" and tackling Big Oil.  Once he was safely in office, he started delivering on those promises literally on day one.  But that doesn't mean that this is going to be a smooth ride for the "leave it in the ground" crowd that Biden is courting.  There are many companies currently holding contracts that employ tens of thousands of energy industry workers who are now at risk and are exploring their legal options.

Lauren Boebert Moves to Block Biden E.O. on Paris Treaty by Demanding Senate Confirmation.  Looks like some of the new faces on Capitol Hill are wasting no time in getting their feet wet with how the whole process of legislative work is done and they are already making a splash.  The newly elected representative from Colorado's third district, Lauren Boebert, is already making some waves and getting underneath the skin of the lefties who by and large think Joe Biden is super smart and wise. [...] As we all know, one of the very first things that Scranton Joe Biden was told to sign on the dotted line with a BIG X next to it on Day One was to reenter the Paris "accord."  What that monstrosity actually is in layman's terms in the United States Consitution would be called a treaty.  This is why Donald Trump had the U.S removed from its clutches, being as the Senate never voted on it.  You would think that someone like Joe Biden who took up space in the upper chamber would know the rules on how this works and not reenter an agreement without the Senate's approval.  Maybe he just simply forgot.

Oil has to come from somewhere nearby, otherwise gas will cost $5 a gallon.
AP sources:  Biden to pause oil drilling on public lands.  President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.  Two people with knowledge of Biden's plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be announced Wednesday.  They asked not to be identified because the plan has not been made been public; some details remain in flux.

Why the Biden Agenda Might Come to a Screeching Halt in the Senate.  In the Senate, Democrats only have 50 seats.  They have the majority because Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaker, but this is far from the Obama wave that occurred in 2008. Democrats had 60 seats in the Senate.  Below those slate of races, the Democratic project of overturning key state legislatures also failed miserably.  Overall, besides Biden, Democrats got stuffed.  Now, all eyes are on what the Senate does regarding the rules for this current session.  Will they nuke the filibuster?  If they do, a lot of left-wing nonsense will pass, especially on gun control and aspects of the Green New Deal.  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the wild card, signaling he's a hard 'no' on getting rid of the filibuster or packing the courts.  And now, he has company in Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ).  Sinema isn't a hard-core liberal, toeing a more centrist line.  She's also one to beat to her own drum, telling Schumer off on some occasions.  Her mindset is simple:  she's there to serve Arizona, not the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

How many American voters are clamoring for this?
Biden revives Obama's plan to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill.  The Biden administration is moving ahead with plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, reviving an effort started by former President Barack Obama and stopped by former President Donald Trump.  The Treasury Department "is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.  She said it's important that the faces on U.S. currency reflect "the history and diversity of our country."

Or this?
Back to the Endless Wars:  US Military Convoy Enters Northeast Syria.  "A large US military convoy," according to i24 News, "entered northeastern Syria on Thursday."  Reportedly, the convoy "included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters."  Is Dotty Old Joe planning an American military misadventure in Syria?  It wouldn't be any surprise.  As former President Trump said last September, "the top people in the Pentagon... want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.  But we're getting out of the endless wars, you know how we're doing."  Not any more.  The drumbeat to get American troops into Syria began almost immediately after Joe was anointed President-elect by the establishment media.  Of course, because of deep state interference in Trump's presidency, we never really left Syria in the first place.  Trump's former special envoy for Syria, Never-Trumper Jim Jeffrey, boasted in November that he circumvented Trump's orders to withdraw American troops from Syria by lying to the President.

Democrats Planning to Use Senate "Reconciliation" Process to Enact Amnesty Legislation.  Beware: it is likely the JoeBama amnesty plan will pass through the Senate in exactly the same way as Obamacare.  Through manipulation of the budgetary reconciliation process.  According to numerous outlets the JoeBama amnesty legislation has been created by the White House for congressional approval.  The House will likely pass such a proposal along party lines, just like ObamaCare; and then it goes to the Senate where Chuck Schumer will likely do the same reconciliation process to pass amnesty with a simple majority.  By stripping out a budget bill of substance, or using a COVID relief bill, the Senate amnesty bill will be inserted.  It will pass along party lines and then be reconciled with the same amnesty bill from the House.  The conniving leftists will do anything regardless of public support.

Biden's return to the Paris accord is a gift to China.  President Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord immediately delivered on a campaign promise, fulfilled a top priority of the Left, and delighted our European allies.  But most of all, it was a gift to China.  Federal action to reduce the world growth of carbon emissions, particularly action as ineffective as that embodied in the Paris accord, should not be taken at the expense of U.S. citizens in relation to foreigners.  Yet that is exactly what an immediate return to the Paris accord means.  It commits the United States to reductions that will entangle American businesses and jobs in new lengths of red tape, and will also probably increase electricity prices.

Biden to issue executive order reversing Pentagon's transgender ban.  President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press.  Biden has been widely expected to overturn the Trump policy in his early days in office.  The White House could announce the move as early as Monday [1/25/2021], according to the person briefed on the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the order.  The move to reverse the policy has the support of Biden's newly confirmed defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, who spoke of the need to overturn it during his Senate confirmation hearing last week.

Biden's Nuclear Foolishness:  Following in Obama's Footsteps.  It's been 75 years since our use of the A-Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The U.S. was already stretched to the limits by four years of all-out war with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and Truman's advisors had estimated 400,000 to 800,000 American deaths in a ground invasion of Japan.  For the last four years, the Trump Administration wisely stalled Iran's nuclear capability, versus the complete imprudence of the Obama Administration enabling them to develop a nuclear facility.  The confused and uninformed say that Iran would develop one anyway.  Now, Joe Biden is headed down the same foolish path as Obama. [...] Only one country in the history of the world has ever produced an atomic bomb from scratch — the United States.  It happened in 1945, in New Mexico.  Every other country that possesses the atomic bomb stole, copied, or was given the U.S. formula.

Biden Just Cancelled Another Trump Order That Was Saving Americans Thousands Of Dollars.  [Scroll down]  "The HHS Thursday [1/21/2021] froze the former Trump administration's December drug policy that requires community health centers to pass on all their insulin and epinephrine discount savings to patients," Bloomberg Law reported Thursday.  "Centers that don't pass on the savings wouldn't qualify for federal grants."  "This freeze is part of the Biden administration's large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration's health policies," the report continued.  "If the previous administration's policies raise 'fact, law, or policy' concerns, the Biden HHS will delay them and consult with the Office of Management and Budget about other actions."  What is the world is there to "scrutinize?"  The orders lowered the prices of some drugs, just like Biden said he would do.

Levin: 'Nothing That Joe Biden Has Done Since His Inauguration Speech Demonstrates Any Form of Unity — It's Conformity'.  Fox News Channel "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin on Sunday hit President Joe Biden over executive action he has taken his first week in office. [...] "Joe Biden made much of the word unity," Levin stated.  "Nothing that Joe Biden has done since his inauguration speech demonstrates any form of unity.  It's conformity.  Conformity.  He's there proudly signing one executive order after another.  These executive orders do what?  Taxpayer-paid-for abortion on demand, even one minute before birth.  The Paris climate accords, which ought to be a treaty, which ties our hands, plus his war on American energy.  Who benefits from that?  Communist China, of course.  So, that does more damage to us than communist Chinese could ever hope to do.  Open borders.  The Iran deal.  The World Health Organization that is controlled by communist Chinese and lied to us and caused us grave damage at the beginning of this virus."

Back to the Obama's Failed Policies and Blinkered Personnel.  From the beginning, Biden sends the message that by executive fiat and personnel choices he plans to double down on policies that will undo Trump's achievements and weaken our nation while further restricting American liberties.  Democrats found COVID so convenient a means to open the gates for election fraud and population control and now they plan to use this example as a governing principle, demonizing their opponents while mouthing calls for "unity."

Biden Moves To Block Oil And Gas Leases On Public Land And In New Mexico That Could Be A Big Problem.  This week the Biden administration put a 60-day hold on new oil and gas leases on public lands.  While this is only temporary at the moment, the expectation is that this moratorium will become permanent sometime soon.  This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention because Biden promised prior to the election that he would do this. [...] Today [1/23/2021] the Associated Press reports that some leaders in New Mexico are very concerned about the impact this could have on the state.

Former Border Patrol Head:  Biden Administration Made America Less Safe Within Hours.  Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan accused the Biden administration of making the United States less safe within hours of being sworn in last week.  "With the stroke of a pen, President Biden made this country less safe," Morgan told Breitbart News on Jan. 23.  "It's pure politics over public safety."  "Look, I know what our team said to the transition team," Morgan said.  "I know the facts and data and analysis that was provided.  I know what they told them and gave them that showed that the wall works."  Morgan said he believes the administration didn't speak to experts with the Border Patrol about which policies should remain.  He cited the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), also known as the "Remain in Mexico" program, as a program that should have been kept.

Rubio would like DHS to explain why illegal alien rapists are being kept in the country.  Earlier today [1/23/2021], Karen explained how Ken Paxton and others in Texas are going to be fighting back against Joe Biden's plan to essentially "abolish" ICE and our border protection assets by putting a halt to all deportations for the foreseeable future.  But it's not just the Lone Star state that's pushing back on this impending disaster.  Florida wants to get in on the action also.  Marco Rubio is calling out the incoming head of Homeland Security, demanding answers as to what they plan to do about criminal illegal aliens who are already scheduled for deportation.  And he's not being particularly subtle about it, either.

Rubio Demands DHS Explain Deportation Freeze.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is demanding the Biden administration's Department of Homeland Security explain its decision to end the deportation of illegal immigrants, which could include those convicted of violent crimes, rape, sexual assault, and other felonies.  Rubio calls for immediate clarification on a directive issued this week mandating "an immediate pause on removals of any noncitizen with a final order of removal," in a letter sent Friday [1/22/2021] to David Pekoske, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  Rather than deporting illegal immigrants, DHS said on Wednesday it will focus on processing immigrants along the Southern border and rebuilding "fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process."  This also includes "a review of policies and practices concerning immigration enforcement."

Texas AG Paxton files first legal action against Biden administration over deportation freeze.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the Biden administration Friday [1/22/2021] over its 100-day freeze on deportations.  Paxton warned that this action was coming if the deportation freeze was not rescinded.  The executive order remains in place so Paxton carried through with the lawsuit on behalf of the State of Texas.

Get ready for more Obama-era green energy scams.  With Democrats about to control all the levers of power in Washington, the biggest winners might be the wind and solar companies.  These firms' stocks continue to surge mostly because President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to invest several hundred billion dollars in green energy through a pipeline of taxpayer-funded grants, loans, tax credits and loan guarantees.  This game plan looks suspiciously like a replay of the litany of green "stimulus" fiascoes that Biden piloted as vice president back in 2009 with the $800 billion Obama stimulus plan.  The experiment in the government as an investment banker belly-flopped with embarrassing failures from Solyndra, Fisker Automotive and Abound Solar.  Taxpayers lost billions of dollars on these lemons.

This is the main reason he got the job:
Joe Biden signs whatever's put in front of him.  To begin his largely symbolic, retribution-based term of office, "President" Biden issued 17 executive orders on his first day.  There can't be any real doubt in peoples' minds that Biden didn't write or conceive any of these.  The 17 E.O.s presented to him in a painfully choreographed, ostentatiously grandiose fashion on his opening day in office were quite obviously prepared by his Progressive-minded operatives well in advance, his group of unelected, unaccountable sycophants who will control the puppet strings for as long as Biden is able to sit upright and remain awake behind the desk. [...] Looking at the list of orders, one is struck by their uniformity, their sameness:  every one of them is a pander to a voting bloc, a cave to a Progressive constituency for the sake of political correctness or to further the appearance of compassion or a supposed enlightened understanding of humanity.  Missing from all of them is any concrete action that makes America safer or more prosperous or enhances our national security or improves our position of energy independence or creates jobs or reduces the tax burden on the average wage-earner or moves to strengthen our fundamental constitutional rights of free speech, self-protection, and the right to peacefully assemble.  Not a single executive order redounds to the concrete benefit of the country as a whole.  Instead, all of them amount to nothing more than political sleight-of-hand, smoke and mirrors, activity and movement without meaning.

Democrats' election bill aids goal of one-party system.  Ken Blackwell, senior fellow at the Family Research Council and former Ohio Secretary of State, says the H.R. 1 bill that federalizes the presidential election would weaken the chain of custody and verification systems of the election, making it more vulnerable to irregularities and fraud, which would lead to America becoming a one-party country.  [Podcast]

Why Louisiana energy experts anticipate job loss, high energy costs amid Biden oil regulations.  President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health.  For the energy sector and Louisiana jobs, the impact could be far-reaching.  Oil and gas operations are being scrutinized — from how companies extract resources from the ground to the safety of pipelines that distribute the fuels.  The new president aims to transition the country to 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2035 and net-zero emissions in the overall economy by 2050.

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid.  President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America's bulk power systems — principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party — as part of his "Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.  The executive order, which executes key tenets of President Biden's climate change agenda, was released on the former Veep's first day in office.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden is in a big hurry to help the Chinese.  I wonder why.

Biden's Path of 'Destruction' Continues:  Orders Freeze on Trump's Order to Slash Prices on Two Life-Saving Drugs.  As part of Joe Biden's determined mission to undo Donald Trump's presidency,  his handlers  he ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday [1/21/2021] to freeze executive orders from Trump designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including the potentially-life-saving drugs, insulin, and epinephrine.

House Democrats call on Biden to commute all federal death sentences.  A group of three dozen House Democrats signed a letter Friday asking President Joe Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal death row inmates and work to dismantle the form of punishment at the federal level.  The plea comes on the heels of 13 executions carried out by the Trump administration since July, a legacy the Democrats described as "one of carnage and unrestrained violence."

The Editor says...
One might examine the crimes committed by death row inmates to see actual examples of "carnage and unrestrained violence."

JoeBama Wants Return to Dependency on Mid-East Oil, Plans on Sending More Troops to Trade Blood for Oil.  Despite the majority of American's being happy about the U.S. energy independence created by President Trump, it is adverse to the interests of Wall Street and Big Government to lose justification for U.S. troops in the middle-east.  Remember, the vast majority of money into the bank accounts of politicians, their families and bureaucrats within the Deep State, comes from foreign governments.

California state senator trying to legalize hard drugs.  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has made good on his promise to begin his effort to "decriminalize all drug use" step by step with the introduction of several bills at the start of the new legislative session.  Senate Bill 57 creates "safe injection sites" where drug addicts can use illicit drugs under medical supervision.  Senate Bill 73 lowers the criminal penalties on users and dealers of heroin, opiates or opium derivatives, salts, cannabis, phencyclidine (PCP), and other dangerous drugs.  Still promised, but not yet introduced, is a bill Wiener says will legalize all psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms.

Joe Biden's Concept of an American Nation.  [Scroll down]  I fear that Biden and those he has chosen for his Cabinet have no idea of a "shared national identity" other than their ideal of "diversity."  Diversity, however, cannot be a source of "shared" identity — if anything, it is a means of eradicating the shared values, traditions, and heroes that President Trump spoke of.  More to the point, Biden's conception of America not only "gets in the way" of national sovereignty, but actively opposes it.  Biden is a globalist whose loyalty is to transnational organizations like the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization, and other global institutions and non-profits.  He will seek to undermine national sovereignty because he believes in world governance, not in governance by nation-states.  These views are shared by Antony Blinken, Biden's choice for secretary of state.

What Happened to 'the Storm'?  [Scroll down]  The only storm on inauguration day was in the Oval Office as Biden signed 17 executive orders or actions, promptly reversing much of what Trump accomplished during his presidency.  We will be treated to a storm instead of 100 days of mask-wearing, a reentry into the corrupt World Health Organization, and a rejoining of the nonsensical Paris climate agreement.  The Keystone XL pipeline and energy independence will be destroyed, going the way of Trump.  Non-citizens will be counted in the U.S. Census, padding congressional seat counts for Democrats, and making election rigging unnecessary.  Border wall construction will cease, and aspiring terrorists will once again be able to travel to the U.S. During the height of a global COVID pandemic, we are opening our borders to anyone and everyone.  But don't worry, the masks will keep us safe and healthy.

Biden, the Bishops, and the New Face of Catholicism.  The Catholic Church in America has been thrust into a new and unprecedented crisis — namely the election of Joseph Biden to the presidency.  If not dealt with properly, Biden's presidency will cause serious damage to the very truth of what it means to be Catholic.  Of course, I am referring to the fact that while Biden professes the Catholic faith, he fully supports legalized abortion, same-sex "marriage" and transgenderism, and vowed that he will do all he can to advance these causes during his administration.  Nonetheless, Biden's practice of Catholicism will be on display for the whole world to observe — as he attends Mass and receives Holy Communion.

The Editor says...
If you're a leader in the Catholic Church, and you don't support legalized abortion, same-sex "marriage" and transgenderism, the you have no choice but to expel Joe Biden from your church, and do so in a very public manner, as a message to everyone else.  Otherwise you stand for nothing.  If you support Joe Biden, no matter who you are, you abet and enable the whole socialist Democrat platform.  Choose you this day whom ye will serve.*

McConnell: Biden off to a bad start on climate, pipeline, immigration policies.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday criticized President Biden for taking "several big steps in the wrong direction" on his first day in office, citing the Democrat's moves to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and to kill the Keystone XL pipeline project.  "This was not the Day One that American workers deserved," the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor.  "It's still early.  There's still plenty of time for President Biden to remember that he does not owe his election to the far left."  Mr. McConnell, who is negotiating a power-sharing agreement with Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer in the 50-50 Senate, also blasted Mr. Biden's move to grant blanket amnesty for roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.  He said it will "invite another humanitarian crisis on our border."

Biden's Radical Agenda Ensures a Weaker, Poorer, More Divided America.  When Joe Biden becomes president on Wednesday, he won't waste any time in fanning the flames of division in the United States as he seeks to implement his far-left agenda.  All signals are flashing red, indicating that the incoming administration will govern in both radical poetry and radical prose.  That should make us worry that all his promises to govern not as a partisan, but as an American, will evaporate as the country suffers from an imminent top-down takeover imposed by liberal elites.  That means a weaker America, a poorer America, and a more divided America.

On Day One, Biden Destroys Women's Sports With Anti-Science Executive Order.  President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office, mandating that any schools that receive federal funding must function as if biological males who claim to be females are the same, and vice versa, or risk losing that funding.  This pro-transgender policy extends to male athletes who claim their gender identity as a female should allow them to compete on women's teams, receive women's scholarships, and be admitted in women's locker rooms.  "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports," the executive order reads, promising that the Biden administration is committed to "prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation."

Report: Joe Biden Calls for DOJ to Resume Obama-Era 'Slush Fund' Payouts to Left-Wing Groups.  President Joe Biden is looking to the Justice Department to reinstate a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements where defendants paid outside groups instead of the government or victims, according to a report.  The Trump administration stopped these payments in 2017, as outlined in a Justice Department manual that initially came from a memo from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  "When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power," Sessions said in 2017.  In 2017, Congress took aim at the "slush fund," which incentivized corporate payments to left-wing groups such as La Raza.

Report: Joe Biden to Issue Order for U.S. Funding of Abortion Abroad.  Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday [1/21/2021] President Joe Biden "will be revoking the Mexico City Policy," which the Trump administration expanded to prohibit organizations overseas that receive U.S. health assistance funding from promoting or performing abortions.  As Breitbart News reported, Fauci announced Biden had signed a letter reversing former President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from and stop funding the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) — a supporter of global abortion rights.

Texas Attorney General to Sue Biden Admin Over "Illegal Deportation Freeze".  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday evening [1/21/2021] announced he will be taking action against the Biden Administration over its "illegal deportation freeze."  Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday putting a "temporary" 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

Biden Admin Embraces 'Racial Equity' Ideology in Slew of Executive Action Announcements.  The incoming Biden administration has announced a series of executive actions that open the door for instituting the quasi-Marxist critical theory across the federal government.  President Joe Biden would sign documents to "launch a whole-of-government initiative to advance racial equity," his transition team said in a Jan. 20 release.  Equity means equality of outcome, a concept tied to the critical theories that slice up society into identity groups based on race, gender, sexual proclivities, and others, while positing which groups are oppressed and which are the oppressors, similarly to how Marxism labels people as oppressors or the oppressed based on class.  "The president-elect will sign an Executive Order beginning the work of embedding equity across federal policymaking and rooting out systemic racism and other barriers to opportunity from federal programs and institutions," the release said.

Biden Signs Executive Orders Ending Trump's Travel Ban, Stopping Border Wall Construction.  President Joe Biden on Wednesday [1/20/2021] signed a series of executive orders on immigration, moving to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to end the so-called "Muslim ban," and to stop construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall.  Biden's executive orders are in line with campaign promises that he would overturn a number of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies on day one and come as part of a slate of 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations the Democrat will issue on his first day.  While the Supreme Court stopped Trump from terminating DACA, Biden's executive order directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to "take all appropriate actions under the law" to "preserve and fortify" the program.  It also calls on Congress to enact legislation providing permanent status and a path to citizenship for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

It's no time for Biden to be California dreamin'.  We did a double take at the report this week that Joe Biden, once inaugurated as president, would treat California as the administration's "de facto think tank," placing it "center stage again in Washington's policy arena."  Surely, only Biden's enemies would spread such a vicious rumor about the new chief executive.  But the sources for the extraordinary story are supporters of Biden and his Californian running mate Kamala Harris.  The wonder is not that Biden would try to imitate California on policy — he's always been ready to try anything harebrained — but rather that his allies would admit they planned to do something so obviously foolhardy.

The Editor says...
There is another page nearby about California, which describes the dreadful conditions there, almost all of which were brought about by misguided liberal Democrats run amok in a one-party state.  California stands as an example of how to ruin a great state through mismanagement.  Individuals and companies who can leave are leaving.  Any national leader with any sense would look at what California's leaders do, and do the opposite.

Biden Cannot Legally Get Us Back Into the Paris Climate Accords; Here's Why.  Joe Biden has made no secret of his intention to get us back into the Paris climate accords.  It's high up there on his laundry list of things to do upon taking office — even though the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, despite not being a part of it anymore.  But the truth is, the United States was never actually legally a part of the Paris climate accords.  The United Nations describes it as "a legally binding international treaty on climate change," and it also meets the definition of a treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which states that a treaty is "an international agreement concluded between [two or more] States in written form and governed by international law."  And what does the United States Constitution say about treaties?  It says that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur."  It's right there in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.

America, a Country of Victorious Socialism.  The revolution I've been warning about for the last ten years has happened.  It is not a bloody uprising typically associated with a revolution but rather a peaceful evolution over a prolonged period of time that culminated in the socialists' takeover.  There should be no illusion; the Marxists are taking power in America seriously and for a long time.  Indeed, communist leaders from Lenin to Brezhnev are sardonically grinning from hell and watching in disbelief as what was impossible for the Soviet Union to accomplish with all its military might and nuclear arsenal is being accomplished by the American people themselves through a dubious electoral process.

Richard Grenell Discusses Incoming Biden Administration and Big Tech Objectives to Support.  Former acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard "Ric" Grenell, appears on Sunday Morning Futures [1/17/2021] with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the people behind the Biden administration and what ideological motives lay behind the selections.  Additionally, Grenell discusses the massive moves by Big Tech to target political opposition and the underlying, unified, objectives behind media, big tech and political operatives.  [Video clip]

Don't Call Biden's Plan 'Stimulus' — It's Just Another Keynesian Fantasy.  oe Biden's promised stimulus is meant to boost an economy devastated by the Democrats' national shutdown by handing out more checks and imposing a $15 national minimum wage.  Sorry, it won't work. [...] What he and Congress have proposed is an incoherent mess that will do the precise opposite of what he says it will.  Even worse, it's premised on the long-discredited idea that the government can stimulate the economy by spending more.  From false premises come bad policies that will hurt many low-income people and possibly end the Trump recovery now under way.

Activists: Biden's Embrace of Transgender Athletes [is] a Blow to Women's Rights.  President-Elect Joe Biden's promise to embrace transgender ideology will likely include supporting biological men who say their gender identity is female to compete in sports against biological women.  Attorneys representing transgender athletes and women athletes expect Biden's Department of Education to reverse course in two lawsuits in Idaho and Connecticut that the Trump administration had backed to protect women's rights.

Janet Yellen urges mass spending on COVID-19 recovery at confirmation hearing.  Joe Biden's Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen urged Congress to "go big" and pass Biden's massive $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package in opening her Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday [1/19/2021].  "When economists look back on the pandemic, I expect they'll conclude that Congress' actions averted a lot of suffering," Yellen told the Senate Finance Committee.  "Over the next few months, we're going to need more aid to distribute the vaccine, to reopen schools, to help states keep firefighters and teachers on the job," she continued.  "We'll need more funding to make unemployment insurance checks still go out and help families who are at risk of going hungry or losing the roof over their heads," she went on.

Bidenomics Will Bankrupt Us.  US government debt now stands at $20 trillion, or roughly 100% of GDP. This should be a concern, but Democratic economists are not worried.  A much-discussed November 30 paper by former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and former Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Jason Furman suggests that Democratic thinking has veered into the paranormal, with an emphasis on levitation.  Governments will be able to borrow and spend as much as they want for whatever purpose they want, the authors argue in so many words, and interest rates will remain low forever.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

Report: Biden Team Already in Talks with Iran over Return to Nuclear Deal.  The Biden administration has already unrolled its plan to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and has begun holding quiet talks with Iran, an Israeli TV station reported Saturday [1/16/2021].  Officials for the incoming administration have also updated Israel about the conversations, Channel 12 News said.  A separate report by the Israel Hayom daily said Israel, wary of Biden's promise to return to the deal, is crafting military options to "undermine Iran's nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government."

More about Obama's deal with Iran.

Biden Seeks To Annihilate Trump's Legacy With Flood Of Executive Orders Within First 10 Days.  Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to issue a series of executive orders designed to eliminate much of what the Trump administration put into place within his first ten days in office.  He will impose these new measures as a way to indicate a new direction for the country.  However, you will be glad to know that he has no plans to govern from his basement, as far as he knows. [...] The former vice president's team has created a list of executive orders that he will implement after his inauguration on Wednesday.  These measures will be designed to reverse some of President Trump's policies, especially those related to immigration.

Biden White House chief of staff lays out executive, action-heavy, 10-day agenda.  President-elect Joe Biden is bracing for a busy first 10 days as the next commander in chief, according to his future White House chief of staff.  Ron Klain, who is returning to the role after serving as Biden's chief staffer when he was vice president, foreshadowed Biden's priorities Saturday after he will be inaugurated on Wednesday.  In a memo to incoming senior staff that was shared with reporters, Klain outlined how Biden would sign a series of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies addressing the coronavirus pandemic, the strained economy, climate change, and racial unrest.

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[#1] Racial unrest is entirely the fault of the Democrats.  Constant racial friction and opportunism keeps the Democratic Party afloat.  [#2] The economy wasn't "strained" until the Democrats weaponized the Coronavirus; in fact, the economy was doing quite well until then — too well for the Democrats to have any chance of winning the 2020 election.  [#3] Climate change is not on anybody's top ten list of great concerns.  For all practical purposes, the climate is not changing at all.  Any changes that take place from one year to the next all too small to notice.

Democrats prepare to cement their hold on political power forever.  Last week House Democrats reintroduced H.R.1, a voting, and campaign-finance bill.  It will grease the Democratic voting machine nationwide.  It will restrict political opposition and end voter ID.  They also introduced a bill to provide statehood for the District of Columbia that would guarantee Democrats two new Senate seats.  Statehood for DC is likely unconstitutional, but we know that doesn't matter to the anti-constitutionalists.

WA Police Reform Bill Seeks To Ban Unleashed Police K9s, Ban Most Pursuits, And More.  The Washington State legislature is considering a police reform bill that would prohibit or severely limit law enforcement officers from utilizing a wide range of tools and tactics.  House Bill 1054, which was pre-filed by Representative Jesse Johnson (D - 30th District) on Christmas Eve, would completely prohibit the use of all chokeholds and neck restraints, even in deadly force situations.  Police would no longer be allowed to use "unleashed" K9s "for the purpose of arresting or apprehending" suspects and "tear gas" would not be permitted "for any purpose" under the proposed legislation.

Why not $10,000?
Progressives Push for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks and 65% of Americans Support It.  President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion relief package that includes a third stimulus check of $1,400, in addition to the $600 direct payment issued last month.  But Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic.  Markey called for Congress to pass his proposal of $2,000 monthly stimulus checks in a statement on Friday [1/15/2021].

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The tax-and-spend Democrats are spending money so fast, it's almost as if they are trying to dilute the U.S. Dollar into oblivion, and start a new system with some other form of currency, such as an RFID chip in your hand or forehead, to hold your passport, vaccination records, bank balance, and license to drive — all of which could be electronically voided at any moment.

Soon-to-be President Biden has a pen and a phone.  Ron Klain, Biden's incoming Chief of Staff, announced that Slow Joe is going to move fast the moment he enters office.  In the first ten days of his administration, Joe is going to take a pen in his quivering hand and sign one executive order after another, all intended to push hard and fast on the radical policies so beloved on the left or to reinstate old Obama policies.  On the very day Biden is inaugurated, says Klain, he'll deal with "four crises."  These are the Wuhan virus, economic problems, climate change, and racial equity.  In addition, on his very first day, Biden promises to "restore humanity to our immigration system," "make government function for the people," and to "reverse the Muslim ban."

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Let us examine these urgent needs one by one:  [#1] The Wuhan virus:  (Surely Joe Biden doesn't call it the "Wuhan virus," does he?  The Democrats used to say that was racist!)  The Wuhan virus can be ignored at any time, because it's not as deadly as the news media wants us to believe.  There will always be germs in the air.  [#2] Could there be a more vague name than "economic problems" for an urgent need that has to be fixed in ten days?  Who has "economic problems" that can be fixed in ten days?  What "economic problems" is he talking about?  If he's referring to the "economic problems" induced by the Democrats' over-reaction to the Wuhan virus, that can be fixed at any time.  Otherwise, the tax-and-spend Democrats are adding to our long-term "economic problems" a trillion dollars at a time.  [#3] The climate always changes, but only at a rate too slow to notice.  If you didn't watch television so much, you'd never know that the average temperature of the earth changes by one degree per century.  Joe Biden will not stop climate change in the next two weeks.  He may outlaw gasoline-powered cars, but he won't change the weather.  [#4] Notice that the Democrats are no longer pushing racial equality.  Now they speak of racial equity.  That's a code word for reparations.  [#5] If Joe Biden really wanted to "make government function for the people," he wouldn't have accepted a presidency acquired by a stolen election.

Joe Biden is going to show us what he's made of.  We are about to see the real Joe Biden, as he brings his intellect to bear on our most chronic problems. [...] He will indulge the left's fetish with climate change by rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, restricting energy exploration, and banning fracking.  Energy costs will skyrocket, driving up the cost of transportation, utilities, and all manufactured products.  Every American's buying power will be reduced and spending on leisure pursuits will no longer be an option for middle- and lower-income families.  Forgiveness of student loans, profligate spending, and the expansion of government assistance will drive a necessary rise in the national debt.  The value of the dollar will be driven down with further erosion of everyone's buying power.  Trade deals with China will cause rising unemployment and stagnant wages. [...] "Medicare for all" will give total control of our healthcare to the government.  For the first time ever, absolute equality will be achieved in our health care system.  If a treatment is unaffordable to our government, it will be denied to everyone — rich or poor.

Biden COVID-19 relief plan is a Trojan horse for a sweeping liberal agenda.  President-elect Joe Biden just unveiled his proposal for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.  Democrats insist it is targeted to respond to the crisis and only full of "commonsense" measures and much-needed emergency spending.  Yet, even a cursory glance at the specifics of the package reveals that it's a Trojan horse for a sweeping liberal agenda that Biden could never otherwise get passed.  Yes, the proposal does include billions for vaccine distribution, testing, school reopenings, and the like.  But it also includes blatant partisan priorities, such as a federal $15 minimum wage.  Biden knows that this far-left, job-killing policy would never make it out of Congress in a straight up-down vote.  The Democrat's hope here is obviously that he can sneak a doubling of the federal minimum wage into an "emergency" package that lawmakers feel obligated to support.

Biden Economic Adviser:  How We'll Fund Biden's Agenda 'Not Tonight's Problem' and Options Will Be Discussed in Future.  On Friday's [1/15/2021] "PBS NewsHour," incoming member of the Biden administration's White House Council of Economic Advisers Heather Boushey stated that deficit spending can cover Biden's coronavirus relief package, so how to pay for Biden's economic agenda is "not tonight's problem, but it's certainly something that we're going to be talking about in the weeks and months to come."  And there are many different options.

You can keep my $2,000 check if you'll just return that election you stole.
Biden Will Introduce $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill With $2,000 Individual Checks.  Aides to President-elect Biden say that he will propose another massive pandemic relief bill costing $2 trillion dollars.  It will include $2,000 individual checks for taxpayers.  Biden will outline more of the plan later on Thursday, but Senate Democrats are also talking seriously about merging pandemic relief with a completely unrelated infrastructure bill.  It's likely the total cost for both measures together will exceed $3 trillion.  Moreover, Democrats are discussing ways to use budget reconciliation to pass most of their legislation.  This would mean the filibuster would be off the table and legislation could pass by a simple majority.

Joe Biden embraces deficit spending: 'We cannot afford inaction'.  President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Thursday that there's almost no such thing as spending too much money right now given the "twin crises" of the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic fallout.  "There's no time to waste.  We have to act, and we have to act now," Mr. Biden said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware.  "We cannot afford inaction."  Mr. Biden unveiled additional details about the $1.9 trillion rescue package he released Thursday.  The plan is designed to combat COVID-19 and mitigate the economic damage the public health crisis has caused.

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Biden's $1.9 trillion 'rescue plan' could destroy 4 million jobs — here's a better idea.  Can Uncle Sam tax, spend, borrow and print money to return America to prosperity?  President-elect Joe Biden's "American Rescue Plan," announced Thursday night [1/14/2021], makes a $1.9 trillion bet that we can.  The Biden plan is almost a replay — except with more than twice the price tag — of the strategy that President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Biden employed in 2009 with their $900 billion "stimulus" bill.  Even by Obama's own numbers, that bill led to hundreds of thousands of fewer jobs than if we had done nothing.  So now here we go again with a second kick of the mule.  Actually, it is the third, fourth or fifth kick.  Trump and Congress have already approved nearly $3 trillion on pandemic spending.  The Biden proposal would bring the total spending for the pandemic to about $5 trillion.

China's, Not Sweden's Or Denmark's, Is The Government Democrats Want.  When Democrats propose "progressive" policies, they say their objective is to make the U.S. more like Europe's welfare states, not socialist nations such as Venezuela and Cuba.  Maybe at one time that was true.  But not now.  In recent years, China has become the nation they want to emulate.  Let's clear up one possible misunderstanding right away.  We're not calling the Democrats communists.  There are hard socialist leanings within the party, and far too much just-below-the-surface authoritarianism.  But we're not saying they're communists, though they have no reservations about calling conservatives and Republicans fascists and Nazis, even when they know the charges are untrue.  Nor are we going to try to make the case that Democrats are in bed with China.  We simply want to point out that Democrats want to reign over this country the way the communist party rules China.

Chamber of Commerce [will] Work with Joe Biden on Expanding Legal Immigration as 18[ ]M[illion] Americans [are] Jobless.  Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says the business group "will work cooperatively" with President-Elect Joe Biden to expand legal immigration levels to the United States in order to fill American jobs with foreign workers as 18 million Americans remain jobless.  At an annual event this week, Donohue outlined the group's plans to work hand-in-hand with incoming Biden administration officials to expand legal immigration levels beyond their already historic rates, where more than 1.2 million green cards are allotted every year and 1.4 million foreign visa workers are admitted to take American jobs annually.

A message to RINOs — it's time to choose.  The Democrats and their fellow travelers on the left have some very disturbing aspirations.  Just a year ago, discussion of tyranny in America would have been considered crazy talk.  Not now.  The temperature on this pot has been turned up slowly, and now we're at the boiling point.  Just look at everything our ruling class has done in the past year.  Lockdowns have restricted our movement, commerce, and assembly.  Our rulers are not making us carry papers yet.  That would be an inconvenience for illegal aliens.  They are however, making us wear masks to demonstrate our obedience.  Big tech oligarchs are using censorship and deplatforming to censor dissenting views.  Conservative commentators such as Dan Bongino and The Conservative Treehouse have been evicted from their web servers or had their advertising revenue restricted.  Donald Trump and his followers have been banned from Twitter.  Conservative postings mysteriously disappear from Facebook.

The GOP Can't Afford to Leave Trump's Voters Behind.  2021 started off on a poor note.  Two hazardously progressive lawmakers are headed to the United State Senate to give the Democrats a slim majority.  Minimizing this reality will not furnish a beneficial outcome, nor will submitting to the notion that the left is not actually serious about their espoused platform.  That platform includes providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants; repealing economy-stimulating tax cuts; moving forward with public-option healthcare; eliminating the filibuster; conferring statehood on Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico; and packing the highest court in the land with progressive judges.

Biden Pushes Idea of Discriminating Based on Race, Sex in Stimulus Plan.  In detailing his plan for a multitrillion-dollar relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the economy afloat, President-elect Joe Biden said he would prioritize everyone except for white, male-owned businesses.  "Our focus will be on the small businesses on Main Street that aren't wealthy and well-connected and that are facing real economic hardships through no fault of their own," he said during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.  "Our priority will be on Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American-owned small businesses, and women-owned businesses, finally having equal access to the resources needed to reopen and rebuild," he continued.  "We will make a concerted effort to help small businesses in low-income communities, in big cities, small towns, and rural communities that have faced systemic barriers to relief.

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Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab.  Democrats now have single-party control of the federal government.  President Joe Biden styled himself as the most moderate candidate his party had to offer.  And still, during the campaign he promised to put Beto O'Rourke — the man who blurted out "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15s" in charge of his administration's gun policies.  Whether or not President Biden and gun czar Beto aim for a program of national gun confiscation, we should expect some sort of major crackdown against the Second Amendment and against our other liberties.  The congressmen who ducked, covered, and cowered — in now iconic photos — when protestors entered Capitol Hill will almost certainly draw the wrong conclusions.  They will not — like Congresswoman Lauren Boebert — realize that their safety is fundamentally in their own hands and therefore carry arms and fight for the right of all Americans to do so.

Biden Says He Will 'Defeat the NRA' While in Office.  President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 8 promised to "defeat the NRA," or the National Rifle Association, after being sworn into office. [...] The NRA, which has over 5 million members, seeks to protect and educate about people's Second Amendment rights.

Biden declares that he'll 'defeat the NRA' under his term in office.  In a declaration that is certain to upset throngs of gun owners, President-elect Joe Biden has declared that he'll "defeat" the National Rifle Association during his term.  In response to a tweet from former Rep. Gabby Gifford (D-Ariz.), who was one of 14 people shot in January 2011 during an event in Tucson and whose husband, Democrat Mark Kelly, just won a U.S. Senate seat, Biden's official account pledged to "defeat the NRA."

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Gabby Gifford was shot by a psycho, not someone from the NRA.

The New Imperative:  Red States Must Become Sanctuaries for the Bill of Rights.  Heads up, Greg Abbott, Brian Kemp, and every other Republican governor with a GOP legislature.  A democrat trifecta at the federal level, like the one from 2009-2010, is now upon us.  Unlike the first two years of the Obama administration, they will not be leaving their most radical legislation until midnight of Christmas Eve 2022.  Bills such as the Equality Act and the PRO Act that have already passed the House will be rushed through the Senate.  These bills alone will affect religious liberty and right-to-work legislation.  Republican governors with a trifecta at the state level are the first line of defense against the erosion of our civil liberties because they will be coming for more as soon as they can modify Senate procedures to ram bills through with a simple majority.

Twenty-First Century Rules for Revolutionaries.  #2: Do not identify your ideology by name, nor state exactly what you will do after you are in power.  Speak only in vague generalities and use simple two- or three-word phrases the public can identify with.  Terms such as "Socialist," "Communist" or "Marxist" generally have a negative connotation and, while millennials like them, the population at large does not.  Do not look to antagonize ordinary Americans more than is necessary.  The revolution will need its army of "useful idiots" for the future.  Instead, use terms such as "progressive" or "social justice warrior" to describe yourself.  These are far less threatening to the average American.  Fidel Castro initially identified himself as a "humanist."  Only after he felt secure in his new position did he announce to the world:  "I am a Marxist Leninist."

Joe Biden to unveil COVID-19 economic relief plan worth 'trillions'.  Joe Biden is poised to launch a COVID-19 economic relief plan worth "trillions" of dollars, the president-elect announced Friday [1/8/2021].  The relief plan will target state and local governments as well as provide new support for people who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.  Biden's original plan was for a bill under $1 trillion but he said on Friday that "economic research confirms that with conditions like the crisis today, especially with such low-interest rates, taking immediate action — even with deficit financing — is going to help the economy."  Biden, who plans to unveil details on Thursday, has also called for raising the minimum wage to $15 — a campaign promise — and wants to hand out $2,000 in cash payments.  Democrats tried to hand out similar relief checks in the last COVID-19 support package but were unable to get Republicans to agree to the amount.

Pelosi Appoints AOC, Other 'Squad' Members to Powerful Oversight Committee; Leftists Promptly Reveal Radical Agenda.  First things, first.  As reported by The New York Post on Tuesday [1/5/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Math Wizard) and two of her "Squad" comrades to the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, which will give the far-left lawmakers a platform from which to push their radical agenda on Joe Biden.  Joining AOC are Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-TDS) and newcomer Rep. Cori Bush (D-BLM). [...] Democrats will be in a position to advance their agenda without sufficient Republican opposition to stop them.  As reported by Daily Wire on Wednesday, Democrats and leftists have immediately called for radical legislative action that they intend to push Congress to enact and Biden to sign into law.

Get Ready For The Californication Of America.  [Scroll down]  No, we're not talking about things like huge tax hikes or Obamacare, which is what they imposed the last two times they controlled both branches.  The stated goal today is to ensure a permanent Democratic majority so they can finally get their far-left agenda enacted.  In other words, they want to replicate what Democrats have already achieved in California.  This isn't some right-wing conspiracy.  This is what Democratic leaders have already stated as their plans or have already approved in the House.  For example, the very first thing Democrats did in the House this year, after seeing their lead shrink dramatically, was to approve a set of rules designed to neutralize Republicans as much as possible.  Among others is a rule that will allow the House to pass massive new spending bills — a la the Green New Deal — without having to show how they'd be paid for.  There's a reason that socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is celebrating these new rules.

Former Hillary Clinton Spox: 'Make DC a State,'; 'Eliminate the Filibuster,'; Pack the Courts.  Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, celebrated Democrats' victories in the Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate on Tuesday by urging his party to "eliminate the filibuster," make D.C. a state, and pack the courts.  [Tweet]  Fallon's organization, Demand Justice, has been pushing for the expansion of the federal judiciary for months.  The idea is to increase the number of federal judges and then fill the vacancies with liberal appointees, as President Jimmy Carter did.

To the GOP: Trump You!  [Scroll down]  If elections can be stolen this easily, twice in two months, Republicans are destined for a long walk in the wilderness.  Electoral fraud will be institutionalized, the type of cheating Jimmy Carter and UN observers would be screaming about if it happened in any backwater third-world country.  Then it's on to the legislation.  Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All, open borders, amnesty, taxes on everything, abolishment of the Electoral College and the elimination of several inconvenient amendments in the Bill of Rights, fundamentally transforming America, Obama style, into Cuba or Venezuela.  Don't think this will happen?  Ask a former Clinton spokesman who is pushing exactly this.  Republicans, through their passivity or in some cases encouragement, brought one party rule to an already divided country, miserable after a year of COVID diktats.  They deserve their future irrelevancy.

Democrats Mocked For Still Using 'Gendered Language' They Banned In House.  On Sunday [1/3/2021], the Democrat-controlled House passed a new rules package for the 117th session.  The rules enshrined gender-inclusive language and ceased the use of so-called non-inclusive words.  The rules prohibits the words "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter" and replaces them with "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling, first cousin, sibling's child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild."  But some eagle-eyed critics pointed out that while Democrats banned the language, they still use the words regularly.  The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) mocked several Democratic House members for continuing to use "gendered language" to describe themselves in their Twitter profiles.

Joe Biden is set to pull America's schools far to the left.  Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn't tap a teachers union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill.  Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.  Compared to teachers union leaders, Cardona appears moderate.  But Biden's Department of Education transition team looks as though it came straight off the field of a National Education Association-vs.-American Federation of Teachers softball game.  It seems all but certain that on education, Biden will govern to the left of his ex-boss, President Barack Obama.

I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  As an American who reveres our country, our founding, and our Constitution, I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  His beliefs, as declared over the course of decades, about this country, race, Israel, and a host of other issues are frightening. [...] Furthermore, as Democrats and the media, as well as a sizeable number of GOP officials in Washington and their pundits and media, condemn the president for fighting to the bitter end over serious election abuses — the worst of which are the constitutional violations in key battleground states strategically instituted by the Democrat Party and Biden campaign — precious little is said about the declared intention of the Democrat Party to gut the independence of the Supreme Court by packing it with leftwing ideologues, destroying the Senate by packing it with new Democrat senators from Puerto Rico and DC, killing the filibuster rule to ensure that all and any laws the Democrat wish to pass will come to pass, and destroying the electoral college.  If carried through, this will be the greatest attack on our Constitution and our republican system since the Civil War — when the Democrat Party led the Confederacy.  The media, of course, are all in with this.

Sorry, Pelosi:  Eliminating official use of 'mother' isn't inclusive — it's waging war on women.  One of the first acts of our new House of Representatives might be to cancel Mom.  On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic majority proposed to eliminate "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister" and all other language deemed insufficiently "gender-inclusive" from House rules.  They would be replaced with terms like "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling" and so on.  "Mother" — among the most important concepts in human life — would be erased from the lexicon of the US House of Representatives.  It's important to recognize how radical this is.  And no, it isn't akin to updating federal law to replace "policeman" with "police officer," a rational corrective sought by feminists for generations.

2021: The Left Is Serious Now.  Enter, the fictive President Select, Asterisk Joe, the King of Aphasia, that addle-pated masked man, our very own epigone president, Joooey Biden, who has called "climate change" the biggest threat to not only America, but also the world.  As a means to reorder society, you cannot get much better than "climate change" and its prescribed solution, the mirific Green Raw Deal.  Once people accept that it is real, or at least can be forced to obey a new societal regimen as if it were so, it becomes an immediate emergency.  If Americans enjoyed the emergency COVID diktats from our Democrat tyrants, wait until they see the climate lockdowns, where people are not allowed to own a car or drive, gasoline costs $15 a gallon, private air-conditioners are outlawed (for us, not them), and electricity is five times more expensive and rationed.  Our elite overlords will again rule by fiat — all while they accumulate power and wealth for themselves.

Say a prayer for New York City.  Gotham's in trouble.  Not just because it's suffering under the weight of crushing woes — soaring violence, out-of-control homelessness, a broken economy, a broke City Hall.  And a population that can't flee fast enough.  But also because none of the would-be saviors running for mayor is offering any meaningful plan to turn things around. [...] Instead, candidates are more interested in reversing "inequities" and addressing racial "imbalances."  You might expect, for instance, that City Comptroller Scott Stringer — the city's official, elected budget watchdog — would run almost single-mindedly on a plan to overhaul spending norms, confront labor and demand sacrifices, à la the 1970s, when Gotham nearly went bust.  Or push ways to save struggling businesses.  Instead, he's focused on the need for a diversity czar and procurement preferences to minority- and women-owned businesses.  (Seriously.)

Rules Package for New Congress Nixes 'Gendered Terms' Like 'Father,' 'Daughter,' 'Brother'.  Nancy Pelosi's House Caucus might have received a beatdown in the 2020 election, 2021 might be ushering in a new Congress in which the Democrats will have a razor-thin majority, and Donald Trump might not be around much longer to trash, 24x7, but make no mistake:  the Democrat Party will continue its march to the Left without even breaking stride.  One look at the 117th Congressional Rules Package is all you need to make the point.  Henceforth, as announced by House leaders on Friday, "future-focused" proposals will abound, one of such being a proposal to replace "gendered terms" with "gender-neutral" terms.

Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as 'Father, Mother, Son, Daughter'.  Leaders in the House of Representatives announced on Friday a rules package for the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use "gender-inclusive language" and eliminate gendered terms such as "'father, mother, son, daughter," and more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that the rules package includes changes that would "honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral."  A separate announcement from McGovern (pdf) said that the Democratic rules package will make "Changes [to] pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families — including those who are nonbinary."

How to Steal an Election in Four Steps.  Note the scope of what has happened.  When government agencies fake the lethality of a disease, isolate people, impose lockdowns, and try to cause a recession, when they deceive via unconstitutional laws, fake polls, mail-in-voting, and rigged software, when the fraud enlists the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and CIA, high-level plants within other agencies, state governors & attorneys general, the broadcast media, & social media — all to take down one man because he's the choice of the people — that's not "voter fraud."  It's an organized coup.  Are the Democrats that you know capable of this?  Could Pelosi, AOC, Swalwell and the rest pull this off?  Or are just politically-aligned order-takers, like our media and social media, from, likely, Soros and China, a pair that often work together because they share a common enemy?  Today's Democrats are controlled by far-left Alinskyites who produce tension & chaos, then blame capitalism, racism, & Trump.  Look what they did to us this year.  How many Americans did they isolate to sell the virus lie?  How much depression and loss of income did they cause?  How many breakups and divorces?  How many elderly people had to die alone to serve the Left's narrative?  They even suppressed the effective covid drug hydroxychloroquine for months — they kept medicine from people who needed it — solely because President Trump had said the drug was effective and they could not allow Trump to seem to be right about anything.  As noted, they suppressed the vaccine as well.  The party is no longer a political opponent; it is a US enemy and the most retrograde force in America.

You're It.  If the communists gain control, it won't be long before you will not be able to travel as you always have.  Checkpoints will ensure that you are permitted to travel, especially to other states and the conditions of travel in those states might vary wildly.  In some, you might have to quarantine for a period of time upon arrival.  This rules out a lot of civilian transcontinental travel.  This is part of the Green New Deal imposed through other means.  It also gives the government the right to restrict travel for purposes of political demonstration.  Private property will be eliminated.  That sounds ridiculous as I write it, but then so did the idea of shutting down the powerful American economy all because of a virus based on intentionally inaccurate death rates and wildly speculative ideas of how the virus spread.  The communists don't want private property or a middle class.  Those are means of self-sufficiency they cannot tolerate.  It sets a bad example and encourages people to live outside of their control.  They need a population that is reliant on them, in close quarters where they can be monitored by other citizens; citizens who will inform on them for any violation.

The Democrats' Road to Hell.  The ruling political class in Washington D.C. is always making matters worse through what appear to be appropriate solutions for serious problems facing the country.  Then when they don't work out as advertised many years after they've been implemented, they tell us that they've got the solutions for the newer, more serious problems that to the unsuspecting and unknowing public seem as if they came out of nowhere, and who are clueless as to how they began in the first place. [...] Government assistance has morphed from safety net to entitlement where there is no accountability for the failures of the ruling political class that perpetually creates problems, as well as government incentives to "right social wrongs" that do the same by distorting the marketplace in ways that are not good for anyone.

Biden signals that he's planning to double down on climate madness.  Joe Biden announced Monday [12/28/2020] that carbon emissions threaten "the very existence of our planet."  Biden, of course, does not mean that the space rock that is earth will immolate; he means life will die.  No matter what he means, though, Biden is wrong (again).  This post introduces five pieces of evidence showing that the earth and mankind will survive (although we can always be better stewards of our earth) and that the green movement is invariably wrong because its focus is money, power, and the end of modern (and especially American) civilization.  During a press conference today, Biden spoke about the need for America once more to subordinate herself to the rest of the world.

Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz, raised in Soviet country, says it's 'crazy' for Americans to want socialism here.  Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz grew up in Soviet-controlled Ukraine and saw the "misery" that occurs when socialism fails.  So the incoming GOP representative is alarmed by how the left, especially young people, have embraced socialism here in America as a solution.  She left Ukraine at the age of 21 for America for the promise of love and new opportunities.  Yet 21 years later, Spartz says her journey has come "full circle" as socialism is again at her doorstep.  "[I'm] going full circle in my 42 years of life.  It's unbelievable for me," Spartz, R-Ind., told Fox News in a recent interview in Washington.  "Of all of the countries in the world, our country put so much against this utopic socialistic idea that it's crazy for me to see how quickly we made the turn to the left."

November 2020: The Good Points:  The Presidential election of November 2020 was an unmitigated disaster to any sane-thinking person concerned with the good of America.  While unintellectual, style-obsessed political simpletons cheer the outcome based strictly on emotional rooting interests, intelligent individuals who are more concerned with full employment, energy independence, military readiness and border security than identity politics, racial/gender quotas and the microaggression du jour realize that a "Biden" administration will set American economic prosperity and social progress back by decades.  If the Democrats come into power, the government will pick the winners and losers and the country will devolve from a meritocracy to a selectocracy. [...] Under a progressive administration:
  •   Crime will increase as the police are defunded and bail/sentencing standards are relaxed and eliminated
  •   We'll get higher taxes, and have less disposable income
  •   Energy costs will increase as exploration and production are intentionally curtailed, leading to higher consumer prices across the board
  •   Progressives will refuse to "allow" life to return to normal, even after widespread dispensation of the COVID vaccines
Voters will see this all quite clearly and that's good.

If It's Biden, Expect Wholesale Rejection of American Core Values.  In this post-election scenario, a Biden administration is much worse than "unwanted" or "wrong-headed" policies. [...] If we have a new administration, we are also facing forced vaccinations and curtailment of property rights on an unimagined scale.  Critical Race Theory will be required in curricula in colleges and high schools.  Whites will be strongly pressured thereby to accept that there is endemic structural racism in our institutions, irrespective of what any individuals might think or feel, because of the inherent white privilege in American and Western civilization.  There will be national gun policy, national nutrition policy, national electric and gas controls (not state regulatory agencies), and national gun confiscation (a few types of guns at first, then all guns).  National health care (private doctors only for the very rich) will be pressed upon us.

Trump: The American David.  There is no way that a majority of reasonably well-informed Americans can embrace what the Democrat Party has become — a party that has accommodated the radical Gang of Four's Islamo-Marxist hatred of America and aligned its interests with Antifa and Black Lives Matter — facilitating wholesale destruction of property and prolonged disruption of commerce in major cities across the country.  Winning an Electoral College majority was all but impossible without media dishonesty, omission and censorship, and massive vote fraud.  Should this presidential election stand, we should expect more attempted rule by Saul Alinsky's "ends justify the means" Rules for Radicals and Marxist-Leninist playbooks of class conflict and the vanguard's use of false flag causes and front groups.  Race, class, and gender would continue to be used to exploit and heighten societal division and further weaken America's already frayed social fabric, as well as to exacerbate white guilt and shake down institutions for funds to support their revolution.

Trump tweets out a video that sums it all up so we know what we're fighting.  One of the problems with what freedom-loving Americans face today is the immensity of what's happening.  All the pieces are in place, but they got into position so incrementally, we never noticed.  Still, there they are:  The left controls education, the media, corporate America, and large numbers of our most powerful politicians, including many Republicans.  To define terms, when we talk about these leftists, we are talking about people who have some overarching shared values.  They have disdain for our Constitution, which they view as either a dead letter or a "living" document that can be interpreted to mean everything but what it actually says.  They worship Nature with an irrational fervor not seen since pre-modern pagans made way for the Judeo-Christian doctrine.  They see humans — especially those who won't fall in line — as parasitical organisms destroying Gaia.  "Scientists" are their clergy and human sacrifice, via the mechanics of the New Green Deal, is their goal.

How Progressives Are Dismantling America's Foundation.  Progressives, as evidenced by their compulsive dependency on government, maintain that government should be as large and as powerful as necessary to implement social, economic, and environmental justice.  The government, especially at the federal level, is viewed as the first resort in resolving social and economic problems such as health care, education, unemployment, housing, poverty, and the environment.  The Green New Deal, which will cost trillions of dollars, is the largest, most expensive proposed government expansion in history.  It would use federal control to restructure utilities, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, society, and the economy.  Similar proposals include taxpayer-funded health care, taxpayer-funded childcare, taxpayer-funded college education (at state colleges), a minimum guaranteed income, slavery reparations, and even taxpayer-funded internet service.  These programs promote an uncontrollable dependency on government that is diametrically opposed to the Founders' vision of America.

Joe Biden:  "Public Colleges and Universities Are Going to be Tuition-Free For Families Earning Less Than $125,000".  78-year-old Joe Biden on Wednesday [12/23/2020] announced his 'nominee' for Secretary of Education.  As usual, virtually no one watched Joe Biden's press conference on Wednesday but we're supposed to believe he got 81 million votes.

How Should a Christian Support Trump?  [Scroll down]  If you're unbothered by the prospect of a man with whom the Chinese communists and Iranian mullahs both are happy, you deserve a Biden presidency.  If you sympathize with the absurd notion that Basement Joe, who has sniffed more females' hair than a San Francisco hairdresser, is the more decent option, be aware that he's already promised both the homosexual lobby and Planned Parenthood that each is going to be his Number 1 priority.  Perhaps you're unaware the abortion crowd fully intends to legalize killing babies up to and even after the moment of birth and force taxpayers to pay for it, and that homosexual "rights" advocates are joined by the God-hating "secular" lobby in openly calling on Biden to persecute people of faith.  Elections have consequences, as did Trump's and Obama's, big time.  If you are bothered in the least by the idea that a national election may have been rigged, what makes you think that if they get away with it on this scale right in your face that they will ever allow fair and free elections again?

Fighting On.  There has been cheating in U.S. presidential elections previously — the Adams/Jackson matchup in 1824, Hayes/Tilden in 1876, and Kennedy/Nixon in 1960 — but the difference with those is that there was no ideological component.  The Democrats today are not simply out to win an election by any means necessary.  Along with that, they have a long-term plan that the One called "the transformation of America," today subsumed under something called the "Great Reset."  We all know what this is about: left-wing totalitarianism under another name.  The Green New Deal will take away our jobs, our transportation, our homes.  BLM will remove our stature as the inheritors of western civilization.  Antifa groupthink will take away our democracy and our constitutional rights, from freedom of speech to the right to bear arms.  We needn't go on.  You get the picture.  That's what it's about.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: 'I like to say very bluntly, our mission is to redistribute wealth'.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) reiterated to his constituents Friday, "I like to say very bluntly, our mission is to redistribute wealth," a declaration he has made before although he recognized that "a lot of people bristle at that phrase."  During a press conference, de Blasio began by voicing his support for the findings of a recently-concluded investigation by the city that determined the NYPD "made a number of key errors that likely escalated tensions and a potential for violence" during the protests following the death of George Floyd.  He promised the police department would be reformed.  "The COVID era has taught us that so clearly, and we need to do better and we will," de Blasio said.

Bill de Blasio bluntly declares that he has been working to 'redistribute wealth' in NYC school systems.  Mayor Bill de Blasio asserted Friday that a redistribution of wealth was vital in helping end the structural racism plaguing New York City schools.  Speaking during a COVID-19 news conference, de Blasio shared that from the 'very beginning,' he tried to focus on 'equity and excellence' when working on education in the Big Apple.  He described the work he did as part of the efforts to 'profoundly change the distribution of resources.'  'I like to say very bluntly our mission is to redistribute wealth,' de Blasio declared.  'A lot of people bristle at that phrase and that is in fact the phrase we need to use.'

Democrats ditch 'defund the police' slogan, but not necessarily policy principles.  With the 2020 campaign season over, the message is clear from the upper echelons of the Democratic Party:  "Defund the police" is not the message that they want to communicate to voters.  Former President Barack Obama warned in an interview earlier this month that "you lost a big audience the minute you say it."  President-elect Joe Biden in a private meeting last week, according to audio obtained by the Intercept, said, "That's how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we're talking about defunding the police."  But behind the debate on semantics and public-facing messaging, Democrats are not necessarily abandoning the stated principles behind the slogan:  Using mental health workers to respond to police calls or funding social services rather than military-grade police equipment, for instance.

Robin Hood socialism:
Tulsi Gabbard:  Redirect Profits from Corporations Allowed to Remain Open to Small Businesses Forced to Close.  A plan by Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) would redirect excess profits from multinational corporations allowed to remain open during the Chinese coronavirus crisis to small businesses that have been forced to close due to economic shutdowns.  Gabbard released legislation on Friday [12/18/2020], known as the Pandemic Crisis Excess Profits Tax, to ensure that corporations such as Amazon, Facebook, Walmart, and Google are not profiting off economic shutdowns that have helped clear the market of their competition.

Biden's Massive Tax Hikes Inevitable if Democrats Win Georgia Senate Races.  All eyes are on the Georgia Senate run-offs races to be decided on January 5, 2021.  The stakes couldn't be higher, especially for those considering their pocket books, their small businesses, and their financial futures.  Georgia should be on the mind of every American taxpayer — especially every small business owner.  President-elect Joe Biden plans massive tax hikes that could hit nearly every American's bank account.  Small businesses, in particular, could get socked with much higher taxes.

Kamala Harris's 4 Biggest Threats Facing America:  Coronavirus, Recession, Racial Injustice, Climate Change.  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posted a video on Twitter Tuesday [12/15/2020] thanking her supporters and promising that she and President-elect Joe Biden would confront the "four existential threats" facing the nation — coronavirus, the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, racial injustice and climate change.

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None of those are existential threats.  Coronavirus isn't nearly as serious it is depicted in the news media; "the economic downturn caused by the pandemic" is almost entirely the fault of lockdowns imposed by power-crazed over-reacting Democrat tyrants; "racial injustice," if it exists at all, is sporadic — hardly an existential threat — unless "racial injustice" includes affirmative action and reverse discrimination; and "climate change" is a non-issue because there is no extraordinary climate change.

David Perdue:  Jon Ossoff, Democrats 'Hiding Their True Platform' on Defunding the Police, Amnesty.  Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) told Breitbart News on his campaign bus that Georgia Senate Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock as well President-elect Joe Biden are "hiding their true platform" on defunding the police and amnesty for illegal aliens, which he said would make suburban families and Georgians less safe.  Perdue spoke to Breitbart News as a conversation between Biden and civil rights leaders leaked, during which Biden urged civil rights leaders to think about whether they would want to discuss police reform before the January 5 Georgia runoffs, as it might lead to Democrats being labeled as pro-defund the police.  However, Biden did promise that he would guarantee a "full-blown commission" to address police reform.

Eliminating Filibuster Would Allow Left to Accomplish Extreme Agenda.  Most of what you've heard about the left's extremist agenda is true.  It hasn't been exactly quiet about it.  The radical left, which is now setting the agenda for the incoming White House and at least one chamber of Congress, is intent on imposing a government takeover of the health care system, implementing the job-killing Green New Deal, and packing the Supreme Court.  And that's just for starters.  There is, however, one thing preventing the left from getting its way and fundamentally reshaping America: the Senate filibuster.  The filibuster is a central part of Senate tradition that's been around for centuries.  It's a rule that ultimately requires 60 votes in order to pass legislation, and was designed to encourage moderation and counter the House of Representative's majoritarian impulses.

Democrats coming after President Trump's efforts to advance religious freedoms.  Secular Democrats are urging Joe Biden to fight what they have described as a "national security threat," "Christian nationalism" and the "Trump administration's actions to advance religious freedom."  Last month, the Secular Democrats of America PAC presented Biden with a 28 page agenda of their recommendations, including eliminating the country's officials motto of "in God we trust."  The group argues the current motto is not "inclusive" of non-religious people or a secular political ideology.  In public addresses, President Trump has claimed he does not serve political organizations, but rather the people and God.

Can We Survive the Coming Socialism?  The Ocasio-Cortezes and Bernie Sanderses and Kamala Harrises of the world already have grand plans to take this country in the direction of Cuba and Venezuela, and now there will be very little to stand in their way... politically, anyway. [...] There is an entire generation, multiple generations really, that have been taught that capitalism is evil and that socialism and communism are the answer to all of society's problems.  These mindless drones have issued forth like locusts from our colleges and universities to spread their madness around the country.  No longer do they mature out of this idiocy as they encounter the harsh realities of life like they once might have.  No, partly because of social media that censors any facts that threaten their myopic worldview and partly because their parents have raised them in a world where they are never challenged, these snowflakes are very unlikely to ever see the horrifying truth about socialism.

The Fight Will Continue.  [Scroll down]  All of these various names have aggregated themselves under the "big tent" of the Democrat party.  There is a kaleidoscope of ideologies from the Muslim Brotherhood to Greens and Communists but the three largest and most often cited groups are liberals, progressives and socialists.  Leaving aside the serious and unresolved argument that liberal is not the correct term in any way for what passes for the ideologies that predominate in that party, there is one core belief that they all have in common.  In one way or another, they believe that human life can be perfected through government.  They make it sound good by painting the benefits of government control with soothing words — equality, security justice — they leave out the part about the government the bullying involved.  Liberals think that Social Justice can be achieved by passing laws to govern every aspect of social and personal interaction.  Socialists believe that it is a legitimate governmental responsibility to see that no matter how hard one works, how intelligent one is or even how lucky one has been, that person must not have a vastly better position or wealth than anyone else.

Republicans [are] Pushing Themselves Off the Cliff.  [Scroll down]  If Democrats can steal one presidential election, they can certainly steal another one, and enough Congressional elections for a permanent Democrat majority in the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government.  Elections will no longer matter as the winner will be preordained by the ruling class.  Democrats can add states to the union, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and a split California, giving them a solid Senate majority.  Eliminating the filibuster, as promised, will make Republican objections to any bill or nomination irrelevant.  A stacked Supreme Court, as also promised, will allow the left to rewrite the Constitution to suit Bernie, AOC, and George Soros, rather than Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison.  Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal will soon be the law of the land, as will open borders and tens of millions of new Democrat constituents.  Expect a carbon tax as we sign on to the Paris Climate Accord.  Iran will be back to building nukes and China will control of most of corporate America.

California Democrats pressure Biden and Congress to abolish ICE.  California Democrats hope to push the incoming Congress and Biden administration to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the coming year with a new state bill.  Democratic lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate introduced this week the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bill, a joint resolution that calls for the federal agency at the Department of Homeland Security to be shuttered.  A state legislature does not have the legal ability to take apart a federal agency — only Congress has that authority.  Two assemblymembers who spoke with the Washington Examiner believe Democrats in Washington are motivated to move on the liberal wish list item now.  "The only way we can move past the real damaging impact of ICE is to completely get rid of it and move on.  I think with the Biden administration, there's an opportunity to do that," said Assemblyman Ash Kalra, one of 15 co-authors.  "We're calling on Congress to act in conjunction with the federal administration."

Lawmakers tell Biden to rescind border wall contracts, military money for wall.  A South Texas Congressman has gotten several lawmakers to sign off on a letter asking President-elect Joe Biden to rescind border wall contracts and other aspects with the controversial 730-mile project started by the Trump administration, Border Report has learned.  U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, on Wednesday [12/9/2020] sent Biden a letter asking that the new administration rescind the national emergency declaration and reprogrammed funding; direct the Department of Justice to dismiss all condemnation suits; terminate for convenience all current and pending Army Corps of Engineer contracts; and rescind Homeland Security waiver authority relating to the construction of new border barriers.

Kamala Harris Vows Amnesty in First 100 Days, Restarting Immigration from Exporters of Terrorism.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) detailed Democrat Joe Biden's plans to drastically reopen various routes of migration to the United States, including an amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and a restart of immigration from countries that export terrorism.  During a brief, pre-recorded speech at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Harris said she and Biden are focused on undoing President Trump's reforms that sought to protect American citizens from security threats and the national workforce from unfair foreign competition.

Yes, Dems Still Plan on Investigating Trump and His Admin If Biden Actually Wins.  Though Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said he does not support continuing investigations into President Donald Trump and his administration if he actually becomes the White House occupant, it appears as though members of his party have a different idea.  Because today's Democratic Party is replete with vindictive, unhinged, and perpetually angry lunatics, Nancy Pelosi's House is reportedly going to continue probing the president and members of his administration if they are forced out next month, despite the fact that he has been under investigation since before he took office.

Setting the Stage for Revolution.  This is what makes current events in America both interesting and dangerous.  The various pieces of the puzzle that is liberal democracy are not working.  The media, for example, is nothing more than the public relations department for the narrow cabal that is currently running the empire.  The people who used to claim that "democracy dies in darkness" are now demanding censorship and speech laws.  Both political parties now compete with each other for the love of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and global interests.  Democrats, for example, are promising to amnesty tens of millions of illegal aliens, while the Republicans promise to give unlimited helot labor to the tech oligarchs.  Exactly no one voting in either party wants any of this, but it does not matter as the issue will never be put to the voters anyway.  Of course, what is put before the voters does not matter, as no one now has any trust in the election system.

City Council Budget Committee approves Safety for All Budget Plan that would redirect funds from MPD.  Monday [12/7/2020], the Minneapolis City Council Budget Committee approved amendments to the proposed 2021 budget from the Safety for All Budget Plan that was proposed by a number of council members.  The amendments would redirect $7.77 million meant for the police department to "other approaches to preventing violence and building community wellbeing."  If passed, the Safety For All Budget Plan would redirect some emergency calls to other departments, build a non-police mental health crisis response and violence prevention programming in the city.

Seattle City Council Poised for a Breakthrough in Eliminating Most Property Crime — Make It Legal.  Two months ago Seattle City Councilwoman Lisa Herbold proposed legislation under the guise of a budget bill that would, for all practical purposes, eliminate the prosecution of approximately 90% of all misdemeanor crimes in Seattle through the creation of an affirmative defense to conviction of "duress" stemming from poverty, homelessness, substance addiction, or mental illness. [...] But the proposal from Herbold would create a complete defense of "duress" to misdemeanor criminal charges for any criminal defendant who can show they fit into one of the "exempt" classifications.  By one estimate it is likely that that 9 out of 10 criminal misdemeanor cases filed by the City Attorney's Office would be subject to such a defense, and as a practical matter, charges would never get filed in the first instance.

Democrat senators are trying to backdoor the Green New Deal.  No matter what former Vice President Joe "I am the Democratic Party" Biden says, the Green New Deal ("TGND") is fully incorporated into the Democrats' platform. [...] Reading backward through time, TGND is also the essence of these related documents:  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015) (the UN's SDGs), which redeveloped and expanded the UN Millennium Declaration (2000) (the MDGs), the Kyoto Protocol (1998), and Rio's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992).  In Congress, TGND has been in committee since February 2019.  As is true for all these other proclamations of intent, it will never be honestly adopted nor effectively implemented.  Thank goodness for that.  The critical evaluations of its potential cost and uncertain benefit eventually caused every Senator who co-sponsored it to back away when given the opportunity.  But they've not given up.  No, they are sneaking it by bits and pieces into other legislation, hoping that, eventually, TGND will permeate the laws, policies, and budgets of our country.  The most recent example is Core Booker's, Elizabeth Warren's, and Kirsten Gillibrand's draft "Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020."

Joe Biden:  Unity, Fraud, and Power.  Biden wants us to unify behind a national economic shutdown at the same time his ideological compatriots around the world are calling for a "Great Reset" after which capitalism will be somehow reformed in order to be fairer and more environmentally responsible.  Under what specific delusion can anyone believe that is possible?  He wants to unify America under an energy policy that sends utility rates and fuel prices skyrocketing and destroys millions of American jobs while re-yoking us to Middle East control of the energy sector, because the far Left in his party has fantasies of a communistic Green New Deal.  And he thinks this is realistic?

Free money for everyone — except the capitalist landlord.
Omar renews push to 'cancel rent and mortgage payments' during pandemic.  With an eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September set to expire at the end of the month, and Congress and the White House still unable to pass a new coronavirus relief bill, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has renewed her push for legislation that would cancel mortgage and rent payments through the duration of the pandemic.  In April, Omar originally introduced legislation that would cancel all mortgage and rent payments during the pandemic, a position pushed by activists across the country.  The plan includes a relief fund for landlords and mortgage holders to cover losses incurred from missed payments.  "Congress has a responsibility to step in to stabilize both local communities and the housing market during this time of uncertainty and crisis.  In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street," Omar said.  "This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."

Georgia On My Mind.  In its not-too-distant past, the Democratic Party had two wings.  It was strongly anti-Communist, nationalistic, and many of its members were people of committed religious faith.  JFK believed in the creed of "American Exceptionalism" as much as Ronald Reagan.  Today's Democratic Party still has some old-style pro-union liberals who salivate over the prospect of expanding entitlements but what it doesn't have any longer is a conservative wing.  If it can be said to still have two wings at all they are a socialist wing and a socialist-lite wing.  Some of their leaders like Bernie Sanders, would openly nationalize our economy under direct government control and others like Elizabeth Warren, who would allow capitalists to create the wealth and then rob them of it.  This is why the runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in the state of Georgia are of supreme importance.  The disaster of electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would be the absence of a conservative brake on the runaway train of left-wing policies.

Despite Barr, Georgia Voter Fraud Investigation Continues.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, this is not great news to the president who arrives here in Georgia Dec. 5 for a rally.  Talk radio hereabouts seems obsessed with what he will say, everyone chiming in with an opinion.  Basically, this goes on a sliding scale from those who think Trump has the right to insist on a fair election and should say virtually anything he wants about the presidential race (the "Let Trump Be Trump" people) to those who say he should focus exclusively on the senatorial election, because the future of the nation depends on the victory of Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  If they lose, Puerto Rico and D.C. will soon become states, moving the United States inexorably toward a one-party country, something no one but a totalitarian should want.

If the Elections are Stolen, the Biden Nightmare Begins.  Immersed as we are in President Trump's efforts to wrest victory from a sinister collection of fraudsters, we're understandably sparing little time to consider what happens if addled Joe Biden's handlers get away with stealing the elections. [...] Should Biden's handlers take hold of the levers of power in the executive branch, all bets are off.  These assorted swamp creatures know they'll have 48 months to cement their grip on the federal government and begin the Great Reset.  They'll rule by executive order, if necessary, and dare the federal courts and the GOP Senate — if Republicans hold the Senate — to stop them.  If Democrats brazenly steal the presidency, why wouldn't that embolden them to try to steal the rest?  A Biden/Harris presidency could be the most conflict-ridden and destructive four years in the nation's history, save for the Civil War.

2008 Redux?  According to his own words, Obama planned to bring about radical changes to American society. Here's a partial list of his intentions:
  •   Nationalization of health care.
  •   Massive tax increases, sharply indexed.
  •   Cap & Trade and other crippling societal maneuvers aimed to avert or ameliorate imminent and severe — but unsubstantiated — climate change calamities.
  •   Drastic reduction of the military, an end to overseas deployments and the subjugation of American foreign policy interests to international "opinion."
  •   Legalization of illegal aliens, and policies intended to foster more of them.
  •   Massive federal spending to address "societal needs."
  •   Crippling new federal regulations to regulate (i.e., overregulate) American business.
  •   Card check and other favored programs to elevate the power of unions.
  •   Change of tone involving acknowledgment of enormous crimes committed by the USA against peoples of color, indigenous peoples, and victims of foreign colonization.
Joe Biden and various leading figures in the Democratic Party, promise those and much more:
  •   If not nationalization of health care, then at least a national health care "option" — which of course will destroy private or employer sponsored insurance.
  •   Pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices.
  •   Add two new, guaranteed Democratic, states.
  •   Abolish the Electoral College.
  •   Defund the police, drastically reduce criminal prosecutions and empty the prisons.
  •   Gut — if not eliminate — the Second Amendment.

The Hijacking of the 2020 Election and the Hate America Strategy.  There is a consensus that American society in 2020 is more polarized than at any point in the nation's history.  If Joe Biden is inaugurated as President thanks to an irrefutably fraudulent and choreographed election, then this polarization is irreversible and will ultimately lead to a permanent fracturing of the country as the central government will be deriving its power from usurpation and not from the consent of the governed.  The sixty-year crusade of the American left and its Hate America Strategy, conceived to facilitate the ultimate transformation of the nation, will have succeeded in ways they never could have imagined.

Doug Ross: Policy position cheat sheet
Color-Coded Cheat Sheet:  Democrat vs. Republican Policy Positions.  (This is just a portion of it.  Click on the image to see the whole thing.)

Whole Foods CEO: Socialism means 'trickle up poverty' that 'impoverishes everything'.  Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey argues that socialism is a failed system that "impoverishes everything."  Referring to the criticism of "trickle down economics," Mackey said socialism means "trickle up poverty."  "We have to recognize that some of the progressive insights are important and they shouldn't go away, but we can't throw out capitalism and replace it with socialism, that will be a disaster," he said during a discussion on Tuesday organized by the American Enterprise Institute.  "Socialism has been tried 42 times in the last 100 years, and 42 failures, it doesn't work, it's the wrong way.  We have to keep capitalism, I would argue, we need conscious capitalism."  Mackey said businesses and corporations in a capitalist system are often misunderstood.

Round 2 of the Great Trump War Sets the Stage for Round 3.  [Scroll down]  It appears from his early selections for senior administration positions that Joe Biden wishes to resurrect the bland, soft Left, apologetic and elitist posturing of the Obama years:  vanishing red lines, petulant withdrawals, temporizing with ISIS, truckling to Iran and its terrorist protégés, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis; blissful ignorance of the Chinese challenge, and indulgence of the slacking of "allies" graciously accepting an American military guarantee while Americans pay for the defense of Western Europe, which is perfectly able to defend itself.  It looks like endless schmoozing while America's pockets are picked.

Paris climate treaty puts America last.  Here we are in the midst of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened, millions of people unemployed, and unrest on the streets of our cities.  And President-elect Joe Biden says that one of his highest priorities as president will be to reenter the Paris climate accord.  President Trump kept his "put America first" promise and pulled the United States out of this Obama-era treaty.  Biden wants us back in.  Why?  Paris is an unmitigated failure.  You don't have to take my word for it.  National Geographic, a supporter of climate change action, recently ran the numbers and admitted in its recent headline:  "Most countries aren't hitting 2030 climate goals."  That's putting it mildly.  Most haven't even reached half their pledged target for emissions reductions.

Thankful for the Rights That Democrats Want to Take Away.  This ungodly Chinese Bat Flu has brought out the worst in a lot of people, most of them Democrat elected officials.  There have been some Republican transgressors as well, but the majority of the bad actors have been liberal leaders in traditionally liberal states and cities.  Basic rights have been getting trampled upon in the name of public health. [...] The plague has amplified leftist assaults on the First Amendment.  We know that if a Democrat returns to the White House the Second Amendment will be under assault.  Democrats hate due process.  So many things in the Constitution that we have enjoyed and taken for granted for so long are being assailed by people who purport to be freedom-loving Americans, many of whom hold some of the highest positions in government.

This is War.  We are at war with enemies of liberty, domestic and foreign.  Domestic enemies are now pressing relentlessly. [...] This war is much more than disputes over fraudulent elections, though that would be cause enough.  The Democratic Party is a means.  The new war has been imagined, developed, and phased in over decades by the left.  It's unconventional, asymmetric, and cunning.  It's insidious, and has been about stealth and infiltration more so than outright confrontation — until this year, when state shutdowns have been imposed to test the limits of tyranny... to gauge the level of tolerance of unconstitutional centralized rule over a free people.  Targeted violence has been employed in cities to engender angst, a sense of helplessness, and, consequently, to demoralize us.  The left's warfare — underwritten by coastal plutocrats, chiefly — is comprehensive.  The target now are our politics.  The aim is to capture our national and state governments.  Dominating the means of government nearly ensures its ends, which have nothing to do with our freedoms.  Capturing governments is an endpoint — the crowning achievement in the left's long march.

"Burn It Down".  American cities are entering a period of chaos.  Protests and riots have dominated headlines, but beneath the surface, activists are launching an unprecedented campaign to overthrow the traditional justice system and replace it with a new model based on a radical conception of social justice.  In Seattle, where this campaign may be most advanced, activists have crafted a narrative about police brutality, mass incarceration, and punitive justice that leads to a natural sequence of solutions:  "abolish the police," "divest from prisons," and "defund the courts."  Over the past three decades, the city's radical-progressives have seized control of municipal government — with the notable exception of the criminal-justice system, which they see as the final obstacle to total control.  If they can dismantle it, activists believe, they can bring about their transformation of society.

Bloomberg Editorial:  Canceling Student Loan Debt Is A Bad Idea.  Bloomberg News published an editorial today arguing that canceling student loan debt would "backfire on Biden." That's because while it purports to be a progressive step forward and is backed by Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, canceling student debt (or some portion of it) really winds up mostly benefitting people at the top.

If Biden pushes US back to Paris accord, climate change won't get better.  In 2015, the Obama administration entered the Paris Agreement.  Unlike treaties, which must be ratified by the US Senate, the Paris Agreement is "voluntary":  Each signatory nation vows to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions sometime in the future.  China, for example, whose emissions have been increasing rapidly and which in 2019 accounted for 30 percent of global carbon emissions, has "promised" to start reducing its emissions by 2030.  In that respect, the Paris Agreement is no different than those of us who each year, after our excesses during the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season, promise to lose 10 pounds in the coming year. [...] All of which is to say that the Paris Agreement's lofty goals are unlikely to be met.  Worse still, even if they are met, the accord will have been as successful at "solving" climate change as King Canute was at holding back the tide.

Report: Biden's Gun Tax Plan Would Cost Gun Owners $34 Billion.  Joe Biden's plan to tax gun owners for the right to keep and bear arms could reach as high as $34 billion, according to an analysis by the Washington Free Beacon.  On the campaign trail, Biden made several promises relating to guns that he is going to have a hard time getting through Congress.  Assigning liability for gun deaths to manufacturers is only the tip of the iceberg.  Biden's far-reaching program would drive online gun retailers out of business, which would include retailers selling gun supplies.  It would force owners of AR-15s and other similar weapons to either sell them or register them with the government — paying $200 for the privilege.  The plan appears to harass and punish gun owners and manufacturers — simply because liberals hate guns.

Democrats Want $5.5 Billion Bailout of New York City's Illegal Population.  The coronavirus crash has completely impoverished New York City's huge illegal-migrant population, so it needs a bailout from billionaires, says a far left group of open border activists.  The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents.  Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign.

How Much Damage To America Can Biden Do With His Energy Plan?  In truth, there's only one thing we can say for certain about [Joe] Biden's plans for energy, which is that they will have no effect whatsoever on the earth's climate, at least none that can be measured.  Even if you believe that human CO2 emissions are having a catastrophic effect on the climate (they aren't), and even if you believe that the U.S. can somehow achieve drastic reductions in its piece of those emissions (it can't), the fact remains that the U.S. provides only about 14% of world emissions.  Meanwhile, ongoing increases in emissions from developing countries will continue to swamp any modest decreases that the U.S. might hope to achieve.  Since the generally-used base year of 1990, while U.S. and European CO2 emissions have remained steady or declined modestly, global emissions have gone from about 22 Gt to 38 Gt per year.  Those huge increases come from the developing world, and global emissions are going to go right on increasing as places like China, India and Africa bring electricity, air conditioning and automobiles to their citizens.  If you think that those places agreed in the Paris Agreement to reduce their emissions, you are wrong — they did not; nor did they agree to stop ongoing increases.

Student Loan Forgiveness a Regressive Policy That Hurts Working-Class Americans.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are calling on the next administration to forgive $50,000 in student loan debt for every borrower through executive order, doing so, in Schumer's words, "with the pen as opposed to legislation."  As higher education scholar Preston Cooper writes, "At a cost of roughly $1 trillion, that might be the most expensive policy ever enacted by executive order."  Not only does such a proposal come with a breathtaking price tag for taxpayers, it's simply unfair.  Blanket loan forgiveness is regressive, rewards higher-earning graduate students, and sets a bad precedent for the future.

'The Squad' pushes Biden to cancel student debt — here's how they'd personally benefit.  The four progressive congresswomen known as "The Squad" have been some of the most vocal advocates pushing President-elect Joe Biden to cancel student loan debt during his first 100 days in office — and would be among dozens of members of Congress to financially benefit from such a policy.  Fifty-nine members of Congress reported owing student loans in their latest financial disclosures published last year, including Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.  Collectively, the 59 lawmakers with student loan debt owe at least $2.4 million.  Both Ocasio-Cortez and Omar reported owing between $15,001 and $50,000 in student loans (federal lawmakers report a range for their finances, but not exact amounts), while Tlaib reported owing between $50,001 and $100,000 in law school loans.

Student loan forgiveness would be a bailout for elites.  American voters sent a clear signal in this election that while they are ready to move on from President Trump, they are wary of giving Democrats the power to impose a sweeping left-wing agenda.  In a best-case scenario for Democrats, the Biden administration will start with a smaller Democratic majority in the House and a 50-50 Senate.  If Republicans can win just one of the two Georgia Senate runoff races, Democrats will be stuck in the minority in the upper chamber.  Preparing for that possibility, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging President-elect Joe Biden to bypass Congress to wipe away student loan debt.  "I have a proposal with Elizabeth Warren that the first $50,000 of debt be vanquished, and we believe that Joe Biden can do that with the pen as opposed to legislation," Schumer said.

Schumer to include Upstate New York and Puerto Rico in statehood legislation.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is enduring criticism inside his caucus for a string of election losses under his leadership, is unlikely to gain a majority in the chamber this year.  But that isn't stopping the Brooklynite from advancing statehood legislation that would welcome Puerto Rico and Upstate New York as the 51st and 52nd States of the Union.  Schumer is not expected to pursue statehood for the District of Columbia in the bill, which is a far less popular and more politically polarizing proposition — seen as a crass political power grab that offensively privileges the already well represented citizens of the District who amply benefit from the federal government's economic largess.

Look how well this has worked out for France and Germany.
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Annual U.S. Refugee Target by 800%.  Joe Biden told the Jesuit Refugee Service this week that he plans to drastically increase the annual number of refugees taken in by the United States by over 800 percent of current figures.  While the Trump administration established a ceiling of 15,000 refugees for the current fiscal year, Biden said Thursday that he will raise that number to 125,000, Religion News Service (RNS) reported.

The Editor says...
The people that Joe Biden call "refugees" are the people I call Islamic terrorists and unskilled freeloaders.

Chaos on the border.  More than anything, it was "The Wall" that got President Trump elected four years ago.  Mr. Trump's willingness to tackle illegal immigration earned him unswerving devotion from voters, including Hispanics who live in the United States legally.  It also brought Mr. Trump unstinting vitriol from anti-American leftists and corporate interests who organize and bankroll the Democrat Party and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's campaign for president.  Four years ago, the battle cry for Mr. Trump was "Build The Wall!"  Today, the battle cry from Democrats and their monied interests is:  "Mr. Biden, tear down that wall!"

Warren urges Biden to bypass Congress and cancel student loan debt.  Elizabeth Warren called on President-elect Joe Biden to bypass Congress and cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, arguing that it could be a powerful economic stimulus tool for families still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.  "Biden-Harris can cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, giving tens of millions of Americans an immediate financial boost and helping to close the racial wealth gap," the Massachusetts senator tweeted, referring to both the incoming chief executive and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  "This is the single most effective executive action available for a massive economic stimulus."

Note to readers south of the border:  "Immediately" starts no sooner than January 20, 2021, if it starts at all.
Biden to Open U.S. to 125,000 Refugees a Year Beginning Immediately.  One of the immediate effects of a Joe Biden presidency will be the near-complete reversal of President Donald Trump's America First immigration policies, to include his administration's approach to limiting the number of refugees allowed into the country.  At a time when Democratic and RINO governors are either continuing or reintroducing mandatory business closures and lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden — upon taking office in January, if in fact he does pull off an electoral victory one way or another — will reinstitute refugee admission programs on a grand scale.

Biden Prepares To Impose Sweeping Green New Deal Measures On America.  Last Saturday [11/7/2020], [Joe] Biden was unanimously declared as the winner of the 2020 election by a crooked media that ran interference for him throughout the campaign and coordinated to censor a late story on his son Hunter's abandoned laptop.  Nevermind that not one state has certified their elections or the courts have had a chance to rule on multiple legal challenges over irregularities and other fakery, forces that are behind the geriatric gaffe machine are going full speed ahead with their plans.  One of their top priorities is the imposition of socialism upon unsuspecting Americans by using the Green New Deal to capitalize on climate change doomsday scenarios as an excuse to completely remake society which includes controlling how citizens will be allowed to live their lives.

Joe Manchin Slams Fellow Dems' 'Crazy Socialist Agenda' amid Intra-Party Battle.  Senator Joe Manchin on Wednesday [11/11/2020] slammed efforts by progressive members of his party to slash police department budgets, saying the Democratic Party as he conceives of it does not have "some crazy socialist agenda."  "Defund the police? [...] I'm a proud West Virginia Democrat.  We are the party of working men and women.  We want to protect Americans' jobs & healthcare.  We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police," Manchin wrote in a tweet Wednesday evening.

Lockdown Joe:  Biden Wants Everyone To Live In Their Basement.  Should Joe Biden survive the election legal challenges ahead, he will roll into the Oval Office fully intent on doing what Democrats do — rob Americans of their liberty.  We have every expectation he will try to shut down the country, not because the coronavirus makes it necessary but because the oxygen of the political left is controlling other people's lives.  The Bongino Report tells us that Biden's coronavirus adviser is proposing a lengthy national shutdown to mitigate the spread as positive test results climb during the early weeks of the North American flu season.  "Under a Biden presidency (God forbid) we'd return right back to a full lockdown," writes Matt Palumbo, "and this time they're not pretending it'll only last 15 days."

Biden to freeze deportations, welcome illegals.  Here's yet another subject that I don't recall Joe Biden mentioning during the general election campaign.  Unlike the 2016 race, the subject of illegal immigration was barely an afterthought in this election.  But now that Joe Biden appears poised to become the 46th President, he's promising to undo even more of the progress achieved by Donald Trump in terms of enforcing the nation's immigration laws.  Not only does he plan to fully restore the Obama-era DREAMER protections, but he will declare a 100-day freeze on all deportations, even for criminal illegal aliens.  During that time he will be revising the guidelines for ICE as to which illegals can be deported, rolling back the gains we've made on that front over the past four years.

Joe Biden will stop building Trump's wall as soon as he is sworn in but will leave barrier intact.  Joe Biden will immediately halt construction of Donald Trump's southern border wall as soon as he is sworn into office, but will leave whatever has already been built in place.  So far, Trump's administration has spent $15 billion on adding to and reinforcing areas with existing barriers and building brand new 30-foot-tall bollard fencing.  While 400 miles of these see-through black metal slats have been built, only 12 miles of the border did not have some sort of existing barrier before construction commenced, The Dallas Morning News noted in a report Wednesday evening [11/11/2020].

Under A Biden Administration, Expect An Explosion In Illegal Immigration.  One of the big changes we should expect under a Joe Biden administration is an explosion of illegal immigration and a renewed crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The reason for this is simple: the immigration and border policies the Trump administration has put into place over the past four years have succeeded in driving down illegal immigration, and Biden has promised to reverse nearly all of them.  Throughout the campaign, Biden was forthright about his plans to dismantle Trump's immigration and border security agenda.  His team is now planning to carry out those plans, including a 100-day moratorium on deportations, directives to curtail arrests of illegal immigrants, and a full restoration of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

GOP Senator:  Nothing to Worry About Unless You're a Taxpayer, Parent, Cop, Gun Owner, Person of Faith, or Unborn Baby.  If the Democrats win run-off elections for two Senate seats in Georgia, the only people who have something to worry about are taxpayers, business owners, parents, cops, gun owners, people of faith, and the unborn," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News's "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday [11/11/2020].  "I can't overstate the importance of Georgia.  We have — if you count Alaska we're also going to win we have 50 Republican votes.  We need 51 to hold the majority.  It's going to be determined in Georgia.  What happens in Georgia is going to determine the future of the United States for the next four years," the senator said.

Rep. Clyburn: 'Defund the police' killed Democrats.  Rep. James Clyburn is the House Majority Whip.  Yesterday he told Axios that "defund the police" and other progressives slogans cost Democrats seats in the House and Senate.  "We were not able to discipline ourselves according to voter sentiment," Clyburn told Axios reporter Alexi McCammond.  He continued, "We keep making that mistake.  This foolishness about, 'You got to be this progressive or that progressive.'  That phrase — 'defund the police' — cost Jaime Harrison tremendously."

Joe Manchin digs in: 'Under no circrumstances' would break tie to nuke filibuster and pack court.  Joe Manchin said on Tuesday he is committed to voting against packing the courts or ending the legislative filibuster no matter what situation arises.  "Under no circumstances would I support packing the court or ending the filibuster if there is a 50-50 tie," said Manchin in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

CBS Presses Dems on Dropping Socialism, Being Moderate.  In a truly surprising move during Sunday's [11/8/2020] Face the Nation, CBS host Margaret Brennan pressed Democrats Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA) and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) on how the embrace of socialism by their party hurt them in down-ballot races in the 2020 election. [...] Just as she was about to finish her interview with Rep. Richmond, Brennan sprung her first question about the Democratic Party and socialism, citing comments from Biden campaign surrogate Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).  "Your colleague whip Clyburn, on Fox, said recently 'defund the police and Medicare for all and socialism were albatrosses around our necks.'  He was talking about this last election."  "Do you agree that these messages that may actually have energized some progressive voters, some young voters, have ultimately hurt your party?  Is there a reckoning that needs to happen among Democrats," she wanted to know.  In his response, Richmond seemed to suggest that Democrats should do a better job of keeping their true intentions hidden from the public and then pushing the radical stuff after getting elected.

Report: Biden Planning Multiple Immediate Executive Actions to Reverse Many of Trump's Policies.  Notably, as reported by [the Washington Post 11/7/2020], Biden plans to undo the four following Trump policies, along with multiple others.
  •   An immediately [sic] repeal of the ban on almost all travel from some Muslim-majority countries.
  •   Reinstatement of the DREAM Act, which allows children who were brought to the United States illegally to remain in the country.
  •   Rejoining the Paris climate accords, and in addition reversing Trump's withdrawal from the World Health Organization which was slated to take effect in July 2021.
  •   In a nod to the whacked-out environmentalist crowd, Biden will also no doubt take executive action on "climate change," which he apocalyptically refers to as "the number-one existential threat to humanity."

Biden's first move as president-elect?  Mask mandate for all.  One of Joe Biden's first priorities as president-elect will be implementing mask mandates nationwide by working with governors.  The future 46th president, however, says if they refuse than he will go to mayors and county executives and get local masking requirements in place.  Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel believes that while masks are "the icing on the physical distancing cake" and should be worn properly both indoors and outdoors, especially when people are too close together, a more punitive approach to mask wearing may have the opposite impact of what the administration intends.  "I think masks are quite useful, but they have a place and they're not the be all and end all," Siegel said.  "I'm worried that mandating this with fines and such may actually lead to more of a rebellion against it."

Democrats unhappy.  Even as they steal the presidency, Democrats remain unhappy because they failed to steal the Senate.  They thought people would not split the ticket.  I did too.  We were wrong.  If you are going to stuff the ballot box, take the time to complete the whole thing. [...] In fact, most Americans detest the Democrat Party positions.  That is why Democrats are keeping their goals under the wraps until Inauguration Day.  With two Georgia Senate races being re-voted in January, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn ordered Democrats to shut up about their real plans.

Never Bring A Republican to a Street Fight.  We have one party in America that openly wants to fundamentally change our entire form of government into a one-party totalitarian state.  They plan to add several states to gain permanent control of the Senate.  They pitched adding enough justices to the Supreme Court to change it into a leftist legislative body of last resort.  They said the filibuster was toast.  If this is what these people want to do, and they said it, who among us thinks they plan to play by the rules when counting votes?  Is there anyone on the planet who doubts that when a Democratic state government in a critical electoral state stops counting votes when their party's opponent is ahead will open the morning discovering thousands of "found" votes?  What is so galling about this vote fraud is how completely transparent these Democrat state governments are about it.  You can bet they are laughing while saying "...well, it worked, didn't it?"

Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.  A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.  Meanwhile, five more states legalized marijuana for adults.  The drug measures were among 120 proposed state laws and constitutional amendments that were on the ballot in 32 states.  They touched on an array of issues that have roiled politics in recent years — voting rights, racial inequalities, abortion, taxes and education, to name a few.

Dems' dream of adding states and packing SCOTUS shattered by likely GOP retention of Senate majority.  Our descent to banana republic status has been postponed.  My nightmare scenario was that the Democrats would gain the power to add DC and Puerto Rico as states and pack the Supreme Court with enough new justices to approve anything they want, including limiting firearms to National Guard members, and deciding that whatever they call "hate speech" isn't protected by the First Amendment.  But for that to happen, they need to control the presidency (which may or may not happen), the House (which they appear to retain control of), and the Senate, which it looks like they have lost and therefore will be unable to abolish the filibuster.

The Good News Is That Biden Is Screwed, Even if He Wins.  The Republicans kept a Senate majority and reduced the Democratic majority in the House.  If Biden squeaks by, he will have no popular mandate, no Senate, and no help from the Supreme Court.  He won't be able to pass tax increases, big changes in health care, or his Green New Deal boondoggles.  He will have the same headaches confirming his favorite nominees as Trump did, and worse, as a Republican Senate casts a jaundiced eye at Biden's supporting cast.  The good news is that the election stymied the Democratic Party's plan for radical transformation of the United States into an Orwellian state enforcing political correctness, and turning the federal budget into a pinata for Democratic constituencies.  That's the genius of the American political system.  To make big changes you need either a big majority or a small majority for a very long time, and the Democrats have neither.

Vote No on 1984.  If we were to wake up in 2022, would we be more likely to see a 15-person Supreme Court, a Senate without a filibuster, a nation without an Electoral College, and an effort to admit two more states and with them four more senators if Joe Biden or Donald Trump were president?  Why would we blow up a nine-justice Supreme Court after 151 years, or a 233-year Electoral College, or a 170-year Senate filibuster, or a 60-year 50-state Union?  And why now?  What is the theme, the argument, the momentum for shattering these traditions, other than that progressives see them as ancient impediments to their radical ends?  Who, if president, would alter our ways of governance, and who would resist?  Why are the proponents of these radical changes to the way we are governed so fanatical and yet so quiet about their intentions?

Bidenomics' Shock Taxes.  Facing perhaps their most important election ever, Americans have much to worry about:  Urban riots and political violence, a loss of respect for our basic constitutional rights and American institutions, and the spate of socialist-inspired radical policy proposals from the Biden campaign.  Here's one more thing:  the ruinous taxes you'll have to pay for the left's socialist wish-list if Joe Biden wins.  A recent study by a group of highly regarded economists at the Hoover Institution, including two former members of the Council of Economic Advisers, found that the full panoply of Biden's policy proposals — Medicare for All, big tax hikes on the wealthy and the working poor, the massively expensive Green New Deal, and thousands of impending regulations — would have devastating consequences for the U.S. economy.  Why?  Not only would they destroy the economy's current renewed momentum, but they would require enormous tax increases on all Americans, businesses and individuals alike.

Biden Will Impose Highest Capital Gains Tax Rate Since Jimmy Carter in 1977.  Joe Biden wants to impose the highest capital gains tax rate since the Jimmy Carter era known for its economic stagnation.  Biden wants to take the current capital gains tax rate of 20 percent and double it to 39.6 percent.  That's the highest rate since 1977, when the highest possible capital gains rate was 39.875 percent.

Summarizing Joe Biden.  Biden's desire to "transition" the U.S. economy away from carbon fuels — oil and gas — by 2050 is entirely destructive.  Not only would it cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and about $5 trillion, it would — by relying on wind and solar power — make our power supply dependent on the weather.  Concomitantly, it would raise the cost of electricity tenfold.  In short, it would wreck our economy.

For Biden:  Three Strikes... You're Out!  [Scroll down]  Strike Two is Biden's reckless embrace of the far left, radical progressive wing of his party — especially the Equality Act and Critical Race Theory.  Biden has shouted out his determination to enact far left, radical progressive initiatives on "Day One" of his administration.  He will "end the Muslim Ban on Day 1."  He will "create a path to citizenship for 'dreamers,'" He will eliminate the Trump tax cuts; in fact, he will "double the tax and do that on Day 1," He will repeal liability protections for gun manufacturers.  He will strengthen the workers' unions, end homelessness and give transgenders additional rights.  He will restore Obama-era rules and regulations that Trump rolled back (including the Paris Climate Accord).  Most famously, Biden has promised to push the Equality Act that will force employers and workers to conform to the new sexual norms or lose their businesses and jobs.  Critical Race Theory training will be required from kindergarten forward, including in the workplace — this is the ideology whose central premise is that white supremacy is the evil foundation of western culture, history and law and is the source of social, cultural, and political problems.

Mark Levin: 'The Declaration of Independence and Constitution are on the ballot'.  Mark Levin warned Thursday [10/29/2020] on "Hannity" that the American experiment as we know it is on the ballot this Election Day.  The "Life, Liberty & Levin" host told Sean Hannity that despite threats from Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., that Democrats may pack the Supreme Court, the high bench "doesn't belong to Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or the Democratic Party."  "Keep your [...] hands off the Supreme Court," Levin warned Schumer.  "That belongs to the American people ... Keep your hands off the United States Senate.  They've been talking about packing the Senate with [Washington] D.C. and Puerto Rico for years and years.  Now they think they have an opportunity."  Levin added that Biden is also likely to usher in a transformation of the Electoral College that would disenfranchise Middle America and "states that people want to live in."

Democrats Look to Slash Defense Budget in 2021.  The far-left wing of the Democratic Party hopes to slash the U.S. defense budget in the event of a Democratic sweep on Election Day, Politico reported Wednesday [10/28/2020].  The party's progressives reportedly want to cut the defense budget to compensate for an increase in domestic spending on issues like the environment and health care.  Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) said Democrats should take a "critical look" at the defense budget.  "It's a real unique opportunity to be able to both support funding for things that we think more directly support people in the country," said Pocan.  "At the same time, we can have a critical look at defense spending, which rarely gets any kind of critical look whatsoever."

Is there a law against an individual "causing climate change"?  Who wouldn't be guilty of that?
Joe Biden Wants to Jail Oil Executives for Causing Climate Change.  Joe Biden wants to jail oil executives for causing climate change, though he wants everyone to believe he does not intend to ban fracking, despite what he said in the Presidential Debate.  My question — when the police are defunded, who will Biden ask to slap on the handcuffs?

Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows to Push Socialist Agenda if Biden Wins.  For months, many on the Left have pledged that they will do everything in their power to make sure that if Joe Biden is elected president, his administration will be the most progressive ever.  Not too long ago, in mid-September, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said, "I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues."  AOC's socialist sidekick, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), echoed similar sentiments in an interview with Chuck Todd in mid-August, "You know what, Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  And that, in this moment, is what we need," said Sanders.

Logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected.  If President Trump is defeated, America will never know the proportions of or the people responsible for the greatest breach of the Constitution in the country's history: the politicization of the intelligence agencies and of the FBI in an attempt to alter the 2016 presidential election, both before and after it occurred.  Nor will it ever be established whether the Biden family's receipt of millions from Russia, China, and Ukraine while Joe Biden was vice president constituted crimes, or just mere improprieties compounded by lies and disinformation.  Only a Trump victory would ensure that the whole concept of freedom of religion would not be bulldozed by such tyrannical outrages as requiring the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for the contraception and abortions of their students and employees; and only Trump's reelection will prevent the legalized infanticide of "aborting" newly born children judged at that late stage by their mothers to be disposable.

Is America Going To Let The Party Of Riots, Re-education Camps, Coups, Intolerance And Segregation Win The White House Tuesday?  Today's Democrats are defined by policy choices and actions that are not consistent with liberty and independence.  They are the party of:
  •   A coup attempt.
  •   Re-education camps.
  •   Riots.
  •   Intolerance.
  •   Segregation (through its support for Black Lives Matter and racially divisive policies in higher learning).
  •   Marxist indulgence. (see BLM again).
  •   Election fraud.
  •   Using government to punish political enemies.
  •   Reparations.
  •   A modern serfdom.
  •   The cancel culture.
  •   A job-destroying $15 minimum wage
  •   Dependence on government.
  •   Campus and workplace speech codes.
  •   Crackdowns on dissenting political views.
  •   Apologies for America being America.
  •   Coastal elitism.
  •   Crony capitalism.
  •   Miserable health care.
  •   More bureaucracy.
  •   Second Amendment infringements.
  •   Mandated masks.
  •   Nags, scolds, and shrill ideologues.
  •   Court packing.
  •   Smothering regulations.
The Democrats' plans also include robbing workers of their freedom; dictating Americans' choice of automobiles; forcing on the country a crackpot green energy plan that will severely damage the economy while providing zero environmental benefits; transforming the country into a socialist "paradise"; and establishing single-party governance.

The American dream vs. the dark winter.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden, who has spent nearly a half-century not creating jobs or working in the private sector but working in politics, has also expressed willingness to potentially close the country again.  For businesses hanging on by a thread, another shutdown would be a crushing blow.  For those fortunate enough to survive another national shutdown, Biden's commitment to creating a national $15 minimum wage would likely be the straw that broke the camel's back.  Despite his claim to the contrary, Biden has repeatedly stated his desire to do away with fossil fuels, and yes, fracking.  With that, we could kiss goodbye America's energy independence, which would not only result in weakened national security and less reliable energy with higher costs but likely the loss of millions of well-paying American jobs.

Bidenomics threatens small business too.  After Joe Biden vowed to "transition" from oil, corporate America was put on high alert.  This is the same Joe Biden who previously voiced support for having fossil fuels "eliminated."  But the Biden agenda is not just a threat to the energy industry, or even Big Business in general.  Bidenomics means higher taxes and more regulations for businesses large and small.  In fact, small business would bear a disproportionately heavy burden under a Biden administration.  One example is a $15 federal minimum wage, which Biden supported again in the debate.  Grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are under immense pressure to not only retain jobs without cutting hours, but also to simply stay in business.  When revenue goes down, labor costs become more and more costly.  Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would only increase labor costs during a period of economic uncertainty, forcing job creators to make difficult choices — from slashing hours to laying off employees to closing altogether.

11 Trillion Reasons To Fear Joe Biden's Presidency.  By my calculation, there are at the very least 11 trillion reasons to worry about Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.  He's the odds-on favorite to beat incumbent Donald Trump on November 3.  Not only is the former vice president likely to win, but FiveThirtyEight predicts Democrats have a 74-in-100 chance of taking the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, meaning that he will have a great opportunity to deliver on all of his campaign promises, which add up to a mind-blowing total of $11 trillion in new federal spending over the coming decade.  His "platform is more liberal than that of every past Democratic nominee," writes The Washington Post.  That's bad news not just for the economy but for a wide range of libertarian concerns about things such as individual autonomy, free speech, school choice, and gun rights.

Boston Herald Endorses Trump:  Biden's Platform Is a 'Risky Love Letter to Social Justice Warriors'.  The Boston Herald formally endorsed President Trump for reelection one week from Election Day, describing Joe Biden's (D) platform as "a risky love letter to social justice warriors and those who believe capitalism is the root of all evil."  In a Tuesday endorsement penned by the editorial staff, the Herald recognized that the left's devotion has been, solely, to remove Trump from office — an objective it has held since 2016.  While Biden "allegedly offers a return to 'normalcy,'" the Herald asked, "But, what's normal in 2020?"

Joe Biden's dangerous, top secret 'foreign policy'.  Joe Biden has a foreign policy plan that is so secret no one knows what it is, not even Joe.  The Biden/Harris public statement speaks, predictably, with election language, about rebuilding the world's "trust" in and "respect" for America (read: not-Trump), a "middle class" foreign policy, and, of course, environmentalism.  It envisions replacing President Trump's successful sanctions on Iran with a return to the Obama/Kerry nuclear treaty, through which the U.S. provided billions in cash to Iran to support widespread terrorism, with little inspected and confirmed nuclear restraint by Iran in return. [...] It envisions a return to global environmental treaties that immediately cripple American business through a Green New Deal, while committing the American taxpayer to pay China, India and most of the Third World to pollute less ... sometime, maybe, in the future.

This is for all the marbles.  It's essential to recognize who the tyrants are in our midst and who they are not.  In this race, one candidate represents American sovereignty and Liberty.  The other represents the destruction of America and it's Constitution, to be replaced with socialism/communism.  Talk about cultural misappropriation!  It doesn't matter whether you think Joe Biden is a communist.  (At this point, I'm not sure he could articulate what he believes without help.)  The people with the power in the Democrat party are socialists and communists.  Some have admitted it, others have not. [...] The price you pay for what you think you desperately want is in the fine print or maybe it's not in the phony contract at all.  The promise to remove all your burdens, perhaps give you peace and quiet from the constant wrangling or give you something for nothing will require everything you have and hold dear.  Before you realize what you've done, you are enslaved.  Your individual free will has been snuffed out.  Sadly, history has shown again and again that this is not an overly dramatic characterization.

The Left's 'Long March Through the Institutions' Has Been Replaced by the Big Push.  Before returning to their role as natural leaders, progressives are apparently determined to ensure the populist upstarts never get a chance to spoil the broth again.  One of the apparent lessons from 2016 is that "hate" must not get a chance to pull another upset.  Precautions mooted against this eventuality include plans to expand SCOTUS, a grant of mass citizenship to illegal aliens, the offer of a socialized medicine option, the abolition of "fossil fuels" and perhaps ditching the electoral college.  The rebellion must not only be crushed, its leaders must be strung up as a reminder to others along the length of the Appian Way.  But inside the apparent progressive confidence in 2020 victory lurks a deep disillusionment in the former strategy of gradual but eventual takeover.  The "long march through the institutions," once guaranteed to work, spectacularly failed and has been replaced by the Big Push.  Progressives who spent the last five decades throwing woke pearls at swine will spend the next five decades trying to extirpate the ingrates.

Joe Biden's insane war on oil.  Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the last several decades — and drive it into the ground.  He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven reserves of oil and gas in this country.  Rather than focusing on producing cheap, abundant energy — a key ingredient to human progress through all of human history — he would embark on the fool's errand of trying to adjust the world's thermostat 80 years from now.  After a 50-year effort to diminish our reliance on Middle Eastern oil, which has miraculously happened at last, Biden would force America to transition to solar and wind, industries currently dependent on Chinese supply chains.

Biden's federal fracking ban prompts warnings from big energy.  The oil and gas industry is doubling down on countering Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's promise to neuter fracking, which could upend America as an energy leader and eliminate thousands of jobs.  Biden said on Saturday [10/24/2020] that he supports a fracking ban on federal lands and waters, which account for 13% of the nation's natural gas production.  The comments came as he attempted to clarify remarks made at last week's debate that supported transitioning the U.S. away from oil.  On Monday, President Trump in a tweet, reminded voters that his plans would hurt jobs.

'60 Minutes' Host Tells Harris She Is The Most Far-Left Member Of U.S. Senate.  Harris Struggles To Respond.  Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) struggled to respond during a "60 Minutes" interview that aired on Sunday when she was confronted over the fact that she has been rated as the most far-left member of the U.S. Senate.  "You're very different in the policies that you've supported in the past," CBS News host Norah O'Donnell said.  "You're considered the most liberal United States senator."  "I — somebody said that and it actually was Mike Pence on the debate stage," Harris said as she laughed.  "Yeah.  Well, actually, the non-partisan GovTrack has rated you as the most liberal senator," O'Donnell responded.  "You supported the Green New Deal; you supported Medicare for All; you've supported legalizing marijuana.  Joe Biden doesn't support those things."

Biden Doubles Down on Promise to Raise Taxes Despite 66% of Voters, 57% of Democrats Wanting Cuts.  Democrat vice presidential candidate Joe Biden doubled down on his promise to raise taxes when he spoke to a room full of deep-pocket donors from Wall Street.  His declaration came just days after telling the country that he was going to kill the oil industry.  Biden told the room of high-priced donors that a Biden administration would see an across-the-board tax increase on corporation and those defined as wealthy by his advisers.  Biden's top advisers have crafted an aggressive tax-and-spend economic agenda that makes raising taxes their top and immediate priority.  His staff has indicated these tax increases will comes as legislation and happen almost immediately upon taking office.

Kamala Harris clangs a communist gong.  A vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris is a vote for communism.  There's no other way to paint it.  From Orlando just the other day, a jubilant Harris took the stage to scream, "Justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Economic justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Climate justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Health care justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Reproductive justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Criminal justice reform is on the ballot in 2020."  This is the language of communists.  This is the rhetoric of communist revolutionaries trying to jumpstart an uprising against corrupt, mismanaged, tyrannical government.  And the problem here, of course, is that America is far from corrupt, mismanaged, tyrannical.  In fact, the only tyranny that emerges in America's political systems are those run by the Democrats — the very party that Harris represents.

Biden's War on Oil Causing Headaches for Democrats in Tight Races.  At Thursday night's presidential debate, Joe Biden came out in support of eliminating the oil industry, albeit not overnight.  Previously, Biden had come out against fracking and fossil fuels.  But the Democratic nominee made it known on Thursday that he's in lockstep with AOC and the far left's plans to ban the entire industry, which close political observers already knew.  Biden's outing as an anti-oil candidate sent shockwaves across battleground states where Biden's fellow Democrats are in tight congressional races and are now having to explain away Biden's vow to eliminate oil.  Millions of jobs would be terminated if Biden wins the election and kills oil.

The Big Guy Strikes Out.  As Rush Limbaugh has said for years, most Americans don't like it when so-called progressives honestly divulge their vision for the nation.  It is always necessary for them to package their true intent in an unmarked brown box of moderation.  Biden was packaged as that brown box.  He actually is that brown box.  But while Biden himself might be an empty vessel representing do-nothing political corruption, the box is not empty.  It is filled and festering with radicals. [...] As things stand, with Biden in window-dressing alignment with a socialist party whose policy agenda he cannot articulate, they're going down with a candidate who embodies the worst instincts our political class has to offer, sprung fresh out of the most corrupt, scandalous, lawless administration in the nation's history.

Joe Biden calls climate change the 'number one issue facing humanity'.  Joe Biden declared climate change the "number one issue facing humanity" and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that could create millions of new jobs.  "It's the number one issue facing humanity.  And it's the number one issue for me," Biden said of climate change during an episode of Pod Save America released Saturday [10/24/2020].  He was interviewed by Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama.  "Climate change is the existential threat to humanity," the former vice president said.  "Unchecked, it is going to actually bake this planet. [...]"

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What if global cooling happens first?

The Biden Family Green New Deal.  Some 90% of all US wells are now hydraulically fractured.  Fracked wells in shale formations open up vast supplies of oil, natural gas and petroleum liquids that previously were locked up and inaccessible.  Fracking conventional wells expands and prolongs production, leaving less energy in the ground.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC, the Democrat Party and US environmentalists are determined to make climate change, the Green New Deal, and replacing fossil fuels with wind, solar, battery and biofuel power the centerpiece of their foreign and domestic policies.  They would ban fracking outright — or price and restrict it out of existence through a slow, painful death of a thousand regulatory cuts.  That would cost up to 19 million jobs and billions of dollars in annual royalty and tax revenues, send energy prices soaring, and end America's newfound status as the world's foremost oil and gas producer.

Joe Biden Promises Forced National Mask Mandate and Regulatory COVID Nightmare When Elected.  Earlier today those behind the Biden campaign dropped all pretense, openly having their candidate state publicly his intention to control the lives of all Americans using the authority of a weaponized federal government to advance national COVID-19 regulations.  As you watch this video from Biden's campaign today it is important to remember state government officials have already moved to define "essential businesses" and "essential workers" during the forced shut-downs.  That is going to become a bigger issue downstream; however, for now just watch closely what Joe Biden is saying here:  [Video clip]

A President Biden Would Be Disastrous on Energy.  In the business world, there's a saying that past performance is the best predictor of future results.  I believe that this saying holds true when it comes to the candidates for president of the United States and energy policy.  Consider the past four years under President Trump, a period during which promises made resulted in promises kept.  The United States currently enjoys energy independence and security, clean air and water, abundant natural gas, and affordable prices at the pump.  But if last night's debate is any indicator, a Biden victory would put an end to the energy prosperity the U.S. currently enjoys.  In admitting to the whole country that he would do away with the American oil-and-gas industry, Biden came out as a Green New Dealer.  And that means catastrophe for every American family.

Biden: OK to Frack for Natural Gas — Not OK to Burn It.  The "fracking" revolution has unleashed an incredible American energy boom over the past decade.  America is now the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world, beating Saudi Arabia and Russia.  Fracking has contributed to an economic revival in areas of the country once in freefall.  Pennsylvania is now second only to Texas in natural gas production, and Ohio is now fifth.  This has reduced air pollution by displacing coal.  Joe Biden wants a counter-revolution, but he does not want you to know about it.

Joe Biden Promises to Push Elected Officials into Issuing Mask Mandates Nationwide.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is promising that, if elected, he would urge state and local governments to issue mask mandates nationwide.  The Democrat nominee, who has shifted on his support for a federal mask mandate, told supporters in Delaware on Friday that it was vital for the government to implement a "national strategy to position our country to finally get ahead of this virus."  As part of the strategy, the former vice president promised not only to get a spending bill, that deals with both the economic and public safety aspects of the novel coronavirus, through Congress by January, but also to push for comprehensive mask mandates.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  [Scroll down]  So we should all be [praying], for protection from the madness Democrats promise, and won't disavow:
  •   A Supreme Court packed to 15 or 21 members. [...]
  •   SCOTUS decisions that will overturn most of the First and Second amendments (i.e., Citizens United and Heller).
  •   New frivolous states in the Union, like Washington, D.C. [...]
  •   A senate without a filibuster cramming leftist giveaways and seizures down the throat of half the country.
  •   A Green New Deal socialist overhaul of our economy, shutting down fossil fuels and leaving us back in the 70s again to freeze in the dark.
  •   Ten or twenty million amnestied illegal aliens as newly minted Democrats.
  •   Fresh riots whenever the leftist mob gets frustrated at the slowness of our surrender.

Biden Declares He Would 'Transition' America Away from Oil Industry during Debate.  President Trump and rival Joe Biden sparred over environmental policy at the end of the presidential debate on Thursday, with Biden indicating he would "transition" away from dependence on oil.  "Would he close down the oil industry?" Trump asked.  "Would you close down the oil industry?"  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden responded.  "That's a big statement," Trump commented.  "It is a big statement, because... the oil industry pollutes, significantly," Biden responded.  "It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time," Biden added.  "And I'd stop giving to the oil industry — I'd stop giving them federal subsidies.  [Trump] won't give federal subsidies to solar and wind.  Why are we giving it to the oil industry?"  However, the former vice president proceeded to deny that he would ban fracking, despite having promised to do so several times during the Democratic primaries.

Biden pledges 'transition' from oil industry.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he would transition away from the oil and gas industry over time as part of his climate plans, opening the door to Trump campaign criticism in the election's final stretch.  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden said during back-and-forth sparring with President Trump over climate change during Thursday night's [10/22/2020] debate.  "That's a big statement," Trump said in response.  "It is a big statement," Biden added.  He then said that oil "pollutes significantly" and "has to be replaced by renewable energy over time."  Biden also said he would end federal subsidies for oil.  Trump, previewing a message his campaign is likely to use in the next week and a half, argued Biden was admitting that "he's going to destroy the oil industry," calling on Texas and Pennsylvania to "remember that."  Already, some oil-state Democrats running in tight races are distancing themselves from Biden's comments.

Trump Delivers on His Promise, Posts Video of Biden Criticizing Fracking: 'Here You Go,' Joe.  President Donald Trump delivered on his promise to post a video of Joe Biden expressing his negative views on fracking, highlighting the montage shortly after the second and final presidential debate concluded on Thursday night [10/22/2020].  "Here you go @JoeBiden!" Trump tweeted alongside a video featuring both Biden and his running mate criticizing fracking and expressing their hopes to eliminate fossil fuel.  The tweet is also featured on Trump's campaign website.

Big Mistake?  Biden Says He'll 'Transition' From Oil Industry, Twitter Explodes: 'Might Have Sealed The Deal'.  During Thursday night's presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden stepped onto a political landmine that will certainly cost him with working class Americans when he pledged to "transition" from the oil industry throughout his administration.  "Would he close down the oil industry?" Trump asked.  "Would you close down the oil industry?"  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden responded.  "That's a big statement," Trump shot back.  "It is a big statement, because ... the oil industry pollutes significantly," Biden emphasized, later adding:  "It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time, over time.  And I'd stop giving to the oil industry — I'd stop giving them federal subsidies.  [Trump] won't give federal subsidies to solar and wind.  Why are we giving it to oil industry?"  "We actually do give it to solar and wind, and that's maybe the biggest statement in terms of business ... because basically what he's saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry.  Will you remember that, Texas?  Will you remember that, Pennsylvania?  Oklahoma?" Trump concluded.

Joe Biden Can't Remember Vowing to Ban Fracking.  We've Got the Video.  President Trump called out Joe Biden for his support of banning fracking during Thursday night's debate, noting that during the primaries Joe repeatedly said he wanted to ban fracking.  The president pointed out that after he won the nomination, Biden went to Pennsylvania, a battleground state that relies on fracking and natural gas for its economy, and changed his position.  Joe Biden, true to form, denied it. [...] Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, similarly denied Joe Biden wants to ban fracking when she debated Vice President Pence.  "Joe Biden will not ban fracking.  That is a fact," she claimed.  Well, here's the video showing that they're both liars:  [Video clip]

Nice Job by Trump.  Tonight's debate went well for President Trump, I thought.  The moderator was pro-Biden; she didn't ask him any hard questions and avoided the subjects where he is most vulnerable.  But that was a given.  She was considerably better than Chris Wallace, and better than most.  Unlike the first debate, President Trump stayed calm and in control.  His answers were generally sharp and he got in plenty of shots against Joe Biden.  Biden didn't do too badly, probably reflecting the fact that he rested up for several days before the event.  But he faded noticeably as the evening wore on.  Maybe the most significant moment was when Biden admitted (no surprise to anyone who has paid attention) that his administration would phase out oil and gas production — not exactly a winning platform.

Joe Biden Vows Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens in First 100 Days: 'We Owe Them'.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden promised the largest amnesty in United States history at Thursday night's presidential debate, telling Americans that they "owe" illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  "Within 100 days, I'm going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people," Biden said.  "And all of those so-called DREAMers, those DACA kids, they're going to be immediately certified to be able to stay in this country and put on a path to citizenship."  "We owe them, we owe them," Biden said, referring to illegal aliens in the U.S.  Biden's immigration plan would give 11 to 22 million illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  Biden's plan also would free future border crossers into the country while they await immigration hearings, give taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens, and restart welfare-dependent legal immigration.  Providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens would likely drive up costs for American taxpayers at an estimated $23 billion to $66 billion every year.

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The American taxpayers owe nothing to illegal aliens, other than some time in a jail cell and a swift ride to the most remote corners of their respective countries.

Biden's policies would strangle US economy just as it's bouncing back from COVID-19.  America's economy, still rebounding from the pandemic, is at major risk from Joe Biden's economic plans, warns a new Hoover Institution paper.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta just released a "running estimate" of real GDP growth for the third quarter of a whopping 35.3 percent, a historic spike that would offset much of the COVID-caused losses.  Yet Biden's plans threaten the recovery; the Hoover economists project that his program would shave "employment per person by about 3 percent, the capital stock per person by about 15 percent, real GDP per capita by more than 8 percent and real consumption per household by about 7 percent."

PA Rally:  Donald Trump Plays Highlight Reel of Joe Biden Criticizing Fracking.  President Donald Trump debuted a new feature at his campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuesday [10/20/2020].  "Take a look at this clip.  We had it made up, and I think you'll like it.  First time I've ever done it," Trump said.The president played a highlight video of Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, criticizing fossil fuels and talking about ending fracking during the Democrat primary.

How to Win Back the House in 2020.  One of the worst set of choices the American electorate ever made was the 2018 midterm elections that gave the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats.  Those decisions gave us "the Squad," led by socialist Sandy O, a.k.a.  AOC. [...] To satisfy fringe elements in their benighted base, House Democrats launched the insane impeachment of the president, and just as the coronavirus began infecting the nation.  At the center of all the idiocy and dysfunction is the person whom the obedient new Democrat majority saw fit to make Speaker of the House:  Nancy Pelosi.  During the 2018 campaigns, Americans were warned about the folly of giving the House back to Democrats.  They were reminded that the first trillion-dollar deficits came about when Democrats controlled spending.  Even before the pandemic hit, the deficit was already on track to yet again top $1 trillion.  But the coronavirus gave Crazy Nancy the excuse to borrow and spend like never before.

Robert Reich vows purges and show trials of conservatives if Biden is elected.  Socialism has failed everywhere it's ever been tried, every time, every place, every place it's ever been practiced, people are poorer, unfreerer and less advanced than in places with capitalism.  They've got a 100% record on failure for that.  But where they don't have a record of failure is on a reign of terror, where neighbor spies on neighbor for a secret police, thought crimes are punished, mass imprisonment and re-education camps are a way of life, show trials appear where groveling people stand before people's commissars and profess to love what they hate and hate what they love, and the yin and yang of violence to reinforce lies and lies to cover up violence.  There are also party purges to keep everyone in a state of fear.  That's what socialists are good at.

Biden's tax plan will lead to a combined rate of as high as 62% for those making more than $400k in some states.  The highest earners in the states of New York, New Jersey and California could end up facing a combined state and federal tax rate of 62% under Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's tax plan, in what would be the highest tax rate implemented in more than 30 years.  The high rate would affect those earning more than $400,000 while those earning below that level would likely receive tax cuts, according to the Tax Foundation, a low-tax advocacy group.  Earners above $400,000 represent at most 1.8% of the population — and Biden has made making them pay more part of his campaign.

Joe Biden [Would] Be The Worst President In U.S. History.  [Scroll down]  At least [Jimmy] Carter led the deregulation of the airline, trucking and rail industries, and in his 1978 State of the Union address acknowledged "we really need to realize that there is a limit to the role and the function of government."  Biden would neither do nor say any such thing.  Here, though, is what can expect from a Biden presidency:
  •   A hard left shift in policies that the Democratic Party, already too far left, has surrendered to.  Few will dare call it socialism, but that's what it will be, with government continually taking bites out of civil society, centralized bureaucrats planning the economy, and political cronies cashing in.
  •   Higher taxes.
  •   A sclerotic economy.
  •   An unsustainable government-run health care system.
  •   An executive branch that recognizes no limits to its power. [...]
  •   A commander in chief "who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad."
  •   Energy policy based on the costly and needless Green New Deal.
  •   A rollback of the Trump administration's deregulation achievements.
  •   An acceleration of the cancel culture.
  •   Accommodations to the Antifa and Black Lives Matter zealots who want to destabilize the country.  Under a Biden administration, these groups will eventually become de facto stormtroopers for the Democrats.
  •   Unpunished violence from the left against those who publicly oppose Biden and the Democrat-media machine, and/or support the Republicans remaining in office, law enforcement, and free speech.
  •   Childish foreign policy.
  •   A campaign to ban gasoline-powered automobiles.
  •   A president who will sleep through that 3 a.m. phone call.
None of these make America a better country.  They all add up to a dystopian future, far removed from what once was a land like no other in history.

Report: Biden Economic Policy Will Kill Two Million Jobs.  One of Joe Biden's top economic policy priorities could kill as many as two million new jobs, a new report finds.  Biden has championed a $15 minimum wage throughout his presidential bid.  The Democrat's website touts helping "get state and local laws increasing the minimum wage across the finish line" and calls it "well past time we increase the federal minimum wage to $15 across the country." An analysis from the pro-free market Employment Policies Institute (EPI) found that a nationwide mandate for a $15 minimum wage — more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 per hour — could eliminate millions of jobs within its first six years.

5 Other Things We'll Learn About Biden After The Election.  [#1] Biden is a far-left liberal with a big agenda. [...] The Green New Deal that Biden says he opposes, for example, is contradicted by his own campaign website:  "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face."  Biden wants to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035, which is only five years later than the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.  He plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions for the entire country by 2050, which is the same deadline as the GND. [...] Biden's tax-and-spend plans are just as ambitious, and on social issues, Biden is as leftist as they get.  Should Biden win, he will be able to claim that he has a mandate to do all the things he's never talked about during the campaign.  And the press will be by his side screaming Mandate!  Mandate!

The Gaslight Election Won't Work.  [Scroll down]  Today, though, the Democrats, quite deliberately, have turned the 2020 presidential election from a contest into a referendum.  This explains the Democratic Party power brokers' selection of Biden to serve as a "safe" face for the party, one that needs to do little more than read platitudes from his teleprompter.  Biden is not driving and has not driven the campaign.  He and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), are both along for the opaque windowed limousine ride.  Biden-Harris are nothing but a Democratic generic ballot:  "Who would you vote for today, President Trump or a Democrat?"  Yet, the American electorate is still accustomed to being respected enough that a party is expected to provide a real candidate and positions on issues. [...] Offering little more than free stuff, fear, and hate, the Democrats want you to vote based upon the president's personality, not his policies — let alone his proven accomplishments.  Hiding both their candidate and their issues from the voters ought to be disqualifying among self-respecting voters.

I Voted .  Oh, I voted alright.  Not with any pleasure but with considerable passion. [...] So let's unpack what my vote for Trump actually meant.  In no particular order, I voted:
  •   To keep the Supreme Court a judicial rather than legislative body.
  •   To keep racists from gaining even more political power.
  •   To keep my future votes from being disenfranchised by the addition of new Democrat "states."
  •   To free Black Americans from their liberal prison plantations by increasing their access to education and opportunity.
  •   To stand in solidarity with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  •   To clean up the FBI, the CIA, and the DOJ.
  •   To keep socialism from devouring our economy and work ethic.
  •   To have legal citizenship actually mean something.
  •   To improve everyone's access to quality, affordable healthcare.
  •   To ensure equal rights to all regardless of race, color, faith, or sexual orientation.
  •   To fight against "cancel culture."
  •   To protect our cities from those who would burn them down without fear of legal consequence.
  •   To resist the control of all information and speech by giant media conglomerates.
  •   To support police agencies and the communities which they serve.
  •   To maintain a viable economy during the pandemic rather than embrace systemic failure.
  •   To allow political dissent and the free exchange of ideas.
  •   To drain the Washington swamp.
  •   To keep our military strong.
  •   To put America first.

The Biden-Harris Dictatorship?  Call it the Biden-Harris dictatorship.  If they win, the following can be expected:
  •   The Supreme Court is packed with leftist Justices.
  •   The United States Senate is packed with four additional seats as Democratic Washington, DC and Puerto Rico are given statehood, making Republicans a permanent Senate minority.
  •   The FCC rules that radio stations (and those syndicating these shows) "are not acting in the public interest or serving their respective communities" by airing the talk radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. [...]
  •   The war on Fox News that played such a key role in the Obama-Biden administration is stepped up. [...]
  •   Fracking and energy companies are ruled by the Biden Energy Department to be illegal and disbanded.  Appeals reach the Supreme Court and are rejected.

Ten Lessons from a Tumultuous 2020.  [#4] The Democrat party is now the fully owned subsidiary of the Marxist/socialist American left.  While the party hierarchy clings to the façade of moderation by trotting out the old faces from a bygone era, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the party is now the vehicle to radically transform the nation into a hybrid Marxist/socialist state by any means either illegal or unethical.  It is also an entity that does not care about the poor, working class, or marginalized groups enough to place their interests above a political agenda.

Nancy has another Marie Antoinette moment as Wolf blasts her.  Wolf Blitzer dared ask Speaker Pelosi twice why she won't accept the $1.8 trillion package Republicans have offered "because people need the money now."  The woman worth $120 million dollars, give or take, who owns mansions and a vineyard, and owns a huge freezer filled with really expensive ice cream, won't agree to a relief bill that only targets people who need relief. [...] These are a few of the things she wants:
  •   $1 trillion in nearly totally unrestricted funds just for cities and states.  There is one restriction — no money for policing.
  •   It gives federal taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens — any illegal who wanders into the country.
  •   Her bill allows ballot harvesting and revokes state-level ID laws.
  •   She has funding in it for pot shops.
  •   They want hundreds of millions for public broadcast and funding for local press retirement plans.
  •   Policing of racial makeup of corporate boards is in the bill.
  •   Endless climate change pork that won't do a thing for climate change in our lifetimes [...]

Our Second Civil War:  Communism Collapsed Only to Revive.  [Scroll down]  The polls so far show that the Democrats, a party extremely heavily influenced by Marxism and the doctrine of state control, is about to take control of the federal government.  Under the guise of fighting racism, a largely fictitious problem among white people, freedom of speech has already been abolished.  Under the guise of fighting to protect the environment, much of the rights of private property — the bedrock of a free society — will be abolished.  The right of the citizens to own firearms, a right that dictatorships ALWAYS have to abolish, will be attacked ruthlessly.  In the end, only the criminals and the state will be armed.  But there is a deadly catch: the left in this country is not unopposed.  There are tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of people who like the free society, just as it is.  There are millions of people who are well armed who do not like the idea and the reality of a federal government that will (in a Biden/Harris administration) openly side with the rioters and the looters and the people who shoot police officers.

Joe Biden and the Green New Deal.  When asked by moderator Chris Wallace during the first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season if he supports the Green New Deal (GND), Joe Biden said, "No, I don't support the Green New Deal."  However, according to his website, "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face.  It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan:  (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected."  In fairness, the Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice does not go nearly as far as the super-radical GND.  In general, Biden's plan does not include the vast array of social programs, such as Medicare for All, a universal basic income, a federal jobs guarantee, free college, etc. that make the GND one of the costliest and most socialistic bills in American history.  Yet, Biden's plan is far from moderate.

9 Warning Signs of Democrat Radicalization.  Will a President Biden pack the Supreme Court?  Help kill the filibuster in the Senate?  Continue to support Antifa and BLM rioting throughout the country?  Confiscate lawfully owned firearms?  Eliminate fracking and destroy high-paying coal and natural gas mining jobs?  Sacrifice American manufacturing so that communist China may prosper?  Remove America's embassy from Jerusalem, while strengthening Iran in the Middle East?  Biden won't say.  He's made only two promises this campaign: to raise taxes and to mandate the wearing of masks by executive decree.  Every other policy is a secret.

Democrats Don't Want to Build a Strong America They Can't Control.  When the government gets out of the way, the economy flourishes and real builders build.  That is what President Trump has been doing these past four years for businesses small and large — getting red tape and regulations out of their way so businesses can grow, hire more people, and pay them better wages.  He understands businesses and how to make them thrive.  The very opposite of what Democrats do and believe.  Democrats love to regulate.  It's what they live for.  They have never met a rule or regulation they didn't like.  They love taxes too.  They would like you to believe that the more taxes they impose on working people, rich people, and businesses, the better off everyone will be.  Unfortunately, that theory has been tried again and again throughout the history of the United States, and it has never worked — indeed, quite the opposite is true.  Higher taxes mean more unemployment, higher prices, and overall economic downturn.

Why the Democrat Platform Is Boring on Purpose.  [Scroll down]  To say their platform is boring is not in itself newsworthy unless one sees that while this document was being written, and since then, the Democrats have supported so many extreme positions that would and should wake up anyone concerned about the future of our country. [...] Additionally, the Green New Deal to which most wokesters subscribe would abolish meat production because of the environmental threat of cattle passing gas.  They believe that our enjoyment of steaks and hamburgers poses a living threat to the existence of planet Earth.  Automobiles, buses, and airplanes are destructive in similar ways.  Emission reduction is not good enough; emission elimination is the challenge for civilization.  If you doubt this, you are not fully woke.  What voices in the Woke-ocrat Party are openly challenging this idiocy?

Blue State Blues:  Once Socialism Gets In, You Can Never Vote It Out.  Joe Biden says he's not a socialist.  "I beat the socialist," he protests.  He won the nomination for president, but as Bernie Sanders declared in April:  "We have won the ideological battle."  Biden is the liberal figurehead of what has become a socialist party.  Biden's platform — the "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force" — is a manifesto for state domination of the economy.  Even Biden's rhetoric — calling for "revolution" to "fundamentally transform" America — is socialist now.  Ah, but this socialism isn't going to be like Soviet communism, we are told.  This is democratic socialism.  That is, we will still have the vote, and our civil liberties.  But as F.A. Hayek argued last century in The Road to Serfdom, you cannot preserve individual freedom if the state controls your most basic economic choices.

Shy Trump Voters or Fed Up Trump Voters?  The Democrats have ditched their mild-mannered, blue-collar, "can't we all just get along" façade for in-your-face "give us what we want now" socialist revolution at any cost.  They've gone all in on a Green New Deal that gives government bureaucrats control of the economy and the power to turn 2020s Chinese quarantine into a permanent state of affairs.  They've declared the same carbon dioxide we all exhale a national health emergency, not at all different from COVID-19.  They've declared systemic white supremacy and patriarchy health emergencies, too.  They've declared that math is racist, that police forces must be abolished, and that abortions must be permitted after childbirth.  They've unleashed an army of Antifa and BLM insurgents to intimidate Americans through mayhem and violence, and they accuse shocked observers who object to having their businesses looted and burned to the ground of being unreasonable bigots.  When the Democrats aren't toppling statues of American heroes or preparing to pack the Supreme Court with comrade communists certain to find the Constitution unconstitutional, they are actively censoring free speech, using the criminal justice system to persecute their foes, and threatening to kill conservatives one by one.  The Democrats may enforce mask mandates like the little authoritarians they are, but they've let their own political masks slip for good.  Gone are the days when they were willing to pretend to be part of a peaceful and American political party, loyal to the Constitution and laws of the land.  They are an insurrectionist force now, intent on destroying the America that exists today through any means necessary.

Beware The Joe Biden Tax-And-Spend Nightmare.  With Americans distracted by COVID-19, an unexpected Supreme Court nomination and ongoing leftist rioting in our city streets on a near-nightly basis, they might be forgiven for forgetting about what might happen to their taxes should Joe Biden be elected.  It won't be pleasant.  Wednesday night's vice presidential debate was enlightening, if only because it showed how little Sen. Kamala Harris understands about how Washington works and how the economy works — and what would-be President Biden really intends to do.  Asked about President Donald Trump's tax cuts, which most economists agree are largely responsible for the resurrection of the U.S. economy following the slow-growth Obama-Biden years, Harris said:  "On Day 1, Joe Biden will repeal that tax bill."

Biden is blatantly hiding the single biggest issue in his campaign.  The first action of all elected tyrants is to change the rules to prevent future challenges.  In America, the way to achieve this end is to pack the Supreme Court, making it a Democrat-run, unelected super-legislature with lifetime tenure.  Both Biden and Harris, though, are refusing to say whether they will pack the court, claiming the issue is too important for voters to know in case that knowledge influences their votes.  Democrats have politicized for Supreme Court decades, starting with the Bork hearings, in which Biden played a prominent and disgraceful role.  They consistently place on the Court judges who believe their role is to create rights out of whole cloth — that is, to legislate — and then to retrofit the Constitution to support their legislation.  Whenever they've had activist majorities, Democrats have used the Supreme Court to force initiatives that Americans do not support (e.g., abortion, gay marriage, and Obamacare).  Indeed, for almost 100 years, activist justices have been the primary vehicle leftists used to work fundamental changes in America.

Progressives, including 'Squad,' release agenda to push Biden to the left.  A group of progressives, including the freshman "Squad," unveiled their new vision for America on Thursday that will serve as a rallying cry for the election and a roadmap on how to push Joe Biden leftward.  The Working Families Party "People's Charter" calls for free public healthcare, universal childcare, creating millions of green jobs, canceling student debt, a $15 minimum wage and shifting money away from police departments and toward investments in schools and communities.  One of the plan's backers, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said the agenda will be the legislative blueprint for what progressives in the House will push during a Biden-Harris Administration.

Russia's Putin Praises 'Ideological' Links Between Democrats, Soviet Communism.  Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday [10/7/2020] that he could work with Joe Biden in a new administration, citing common ground he shared with the Democrats over a shared embrace of Soviet ideology.  Bloomberg News reported that while Putin praised President Donald Trump for improving relations, he was prepared to work with Biden if he won the U.S. election.  He cited Biden's support for new arms reduction treaties — such as the lopsided New START under President Barack Obama.  Putin added, approvingly, that Biden's Democrats shared similar ideals to those Russia embraced under Soviet communism.

Newt Gingrich predicted some disturbing events if Biden wins.  [Scroll down]  During the debate, Kamala spoke openly about her plans to impose on the United States the criminal justice system in California: [...] The language highlighted in that wall of words is the crucial language.  Doing away with cash bail is why people arrested in blue states are immediately out on the street to kill again.  The claim about implicit bias is a lie intended to hamstring police.  The studies about so-called "implicit bias" have been debunked.  Moreover, there is no connection between a police officer's race and the likelihood that he will shoot a black person.  We've also seen what happens in Democrat-run cities that impose Harris's plans for criminal justice reform.  In Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area, crime is skyrocketing, with the streets now given over to homeless, often crazy, people, and stores and homes subject to endless break-ins.  Democrats have also made clear that they see California leading the way on labor laws (especially for illegal aliens), on climate change laws, and on gun control.  Kamala, the hardest left senator, is the harbinger of California's hard-left policies being instituted in Congress.

Minority Rule in the Senate.  Pressure is building on Senate Democrats to abolish the chamber's filibuster, which liberals believe has long frustrated enactment of their preferred policies.  But the filibuster is the foundation of senators' personal influence and a key reason why they are far more powerful than individual members of the House of Representatives.  The filibuster includes loopholes that enable moderate Democrats to enact their main policy goals, while protecting core Democratic interests from the prospect of sweeping legislation under Republican rule; it also serves as a useful scapegoat for the failure to enact impractical legislative wish lists.  Senate Democrats are unlikely to abolish it any time soon.

To Squash Civil Unrest, the USA Must Remember Its Virtuous Roots.  In a recent speech at Hillsdale College, prominent historian Victor Davis Hansen made the case that the "2020 election is about civilization vs. anarchy."  It's no accident that he discusses heavily how media, academic, and political institutions have sided with, funded, or simply attempted to justify the looting, violence, and the suppression of competing ideas is effecting not just the election, but the culture.  The goal, he states, is to transform "the structure of America so that it can't revert back to America."  He clarifies the statement by predicting that should the radical left take control of the presidency and Senate, the abolishment of the Electoral College, the packing of the Supreme Court, removal of the filibuster in the Senate, and perhaps even altering senators to be redistributed via population instead of two per state would soon follow.

Dan Crenshaw exposes Democrat Party with 10 radical bills they passed in House.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw pulled back the curtain on "radical" legislation that Democrats have been able to get passed in the last two years.  The Texas Republican highlighted 10 bills in a video that was just over two-minutes long, exposing the measures that the Democratic majority has passed in the House of Representatives in the last session.  Crenshaw noted that the bills would have become law by now if Democrats also controlled the Senate and the White House.  [Video clip]

Biden's Energy Plan:  Sacrificing Goats to the Sun Gods.  A number of documents have been published by the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party: [...] A lot of the goals in these documents are generalities, promising everything to everyone, especially to groups that vote Democratic.  One concrete goal is carbon-free electricity generation by 2035.  This is a pointless goal on several fronts.  Reducing U.S. CO2 emissions is a pointless exercise due to the fact that declining U.S. emissions are dwarfed by rapidly increasing emissions in China and India.  U.S. emissions are declining due to increased use of natural gas, a low-carbon source of energy.  The claim that CO2 will create an apocalyptic disaster is overwrought, without sound scientific basis.  The Biden campaign ignores the fantastic benefits for agriculture of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere.  The Biden campaign accepts as fact popular fake claims that not even the most extreme climate scientists would dare to advocate — that CO2 will create forest fires, floods, and sea level rise.

Why Democrats' Threat to Abolish the Filibuster Means the End of the United States as we Know It.  No party has 60 seats in the Senate, so legislation requires some bipartisan support.  Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used to approvingly call the Senate "the cooling saucer for our politics — that can show the nation bipartisanship, compromise and progress."  But if Democrats end the filibuster, simple party-line majorities will be able to pass bills.  And if the same party controls both the House and Senate, legislation will be able to zip right through Congress.  If Biden wins, he will likely pull the Senate with him.

Democrats would destroy the presidency.  First, Democrats want to destroy the Electoral College because it failed to pick the candidate with 48% of the vote over the one who had 46% of the vote.  Then, Democrats want to eliminate the Senate as the deliberative body.  Democrats want to remove the filibuster, and end all discussion about anything, and add enough states to make the Senate permanently Democrat.  They also want to destroy the Supreme Court by adding enough justices — four at a minimum — to have their party control it.  The struggle ceased being between liberals and conservatives long ago.  It is all about power.  Obamacare was decided not along ideological grounds because there really is nothing liberal about giving health insurance companies billions in federals subsidies each year.  Their handmaidens in the press also eliminated journalism by abandoning objectivity.  Again, the idea is to silence all dissent.

A Man vs.  The Movement.  This election is a contest between a man, Donald Trump, who believes America is good, and a man, Joe Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad.  Or to put this another way, between a man who wants to preserve the American way of life and a man who will end up destroying it.  Republican leaders are too focused on policy.  This is not a policy election.  This is a regime decision; a way of life election.  One way of life, the traditional American way of life, is based on individual rights, rule of law, and a shared understanding of the common good.  Government's role is to create the conditions for freedom to flourish.  The other way of life I call "multiculturalism" or "identity politics."  This way of life assumes that society is made up of identity groups, all of which are oppressed by white males.  Government's role in this regime is to create equal income and power for each group.

The Progressive Medusa.  Given its redistributionist creed, socialism cannot afford to be patent and honest.  If socialism were transparent, it never would gain majority support.  Joe Biden cannot talk about the Electoral College or court packing, unequivocally condemn the violence in our urban centers, discuss the Green New Deal, name his likely Supreme Court appointments, be honest about his plans for fracking, or explain his views on the borders, because he is now owned lock, stock and barrel by the hard Left whose agendas were rejected even in his own Democratic primaries.  The Left seeks to transform America into something never envisioned by the founders, a huge all-encompassing, panopticon state, one run by anointed Platonic guardians.  Our elite watchmen will use their unlimited power to force upon us an equality of result society — with themselves properly exempted.  The hard Left's defense is that its mission is so critical, so morally superior, that all means can be justified to achieve its noble ends.

Biden's Authoritarian America.  [Scroll down]  Under a Biden administration, we will see a colossal escalation in the scope and power of government, projected by authoritarian policies, many of which were put in place under President Obama. [...] Though Joe Biden presents himself as a moderate, his authoritarian policies betray a more radical, Progressive philosophy that is gradually undermining and replacing America's social, political, and economic fabric.  Biden's administration will have no limiting principle to restrain the growth of government power.  By further consolidating control, he will hasten the erosion of numerous constitutional rights, inching us closer to tyranny.

Keywords:  Flip-flop, 180, whiplash.
Backfire: Dems Suddenly Pivoting to Promoting In Person Voting, the Reason Why Tells You Everything.  Democrats have been pushing mail in voting for months now.  Now of course many thought that was to do things like increase their ability to ballot harvest and/or "find" ballots to make up for any vote differences they might need to make up after the election.  But just like with embracing the BLM and not calling out the riots then finding later they had to pivot because Americans were blaming Democrats, they're now making another "emergency pivot," according to Axios.

Biden anti-business agenda would wreck the economy.  The Democrats are rewriting history, celebrating the Obama record on the economy as if these were the salad days for America.  In Washington parlance, that is called "misremembering."  The reality is that the Obama tax-and-regulate agenda led to the weakest economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.  This week, the Census Bureau released its economic report — the gold standard of measuring the finances of American families.  In President Donald Trump's first three years in office, real median family income for Americans rose by more than $6,400.  In Obama's EIGHT years in office, the increase in incomes was closer to $4,000.  Black Americans made more income gains in three years under Trump than eight years under Obama.

Harris — not Biden — is the real candidate.  [Scroll down]  Make no mistake about it, Harris is the real presidential candidate.  Even now sly references are being made to the "Harris/Biden administration."  The Biden campaign chose Harris, says Marc Thiessen, because — in spite of her appalling record in politics — she is "ideologically flexible."  She is a complete opportunist with no moral center.  She will do as she is told.  Harris will play ball with the leftist gang that wants to continue what Obama began by fundamentally changing America into a leftist state.  Harris has some mitigating characteristics that hide who she really is from the voters.  She is a woman, she is a "person of color," and she appears to be part of the traditional Democratic Party.  In reality, she is all the way to the Left.  She believes in the Green New Deal, income redistribution, open borders, defunding/disbanding the police, repealing the first and second amendments, identity politics, equality of outcome, and — ultimately — socialism.

AOC-backed socialists have a plan to take over New York City.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic socialists brigade wants to turn New York City far-left — from the ground up.  The Democratic Socialists of America-NYC is pushing to put up or back a slate of City Council candidates who, if elected, would create a "socialist caucus."  The overwhelmingly Democratic council is vulnerable next year to the left-of-left push with 35 out of 51 council seats up for grabs due to term limits.  Only 16 council members can run for re-election.  The strategy is detailed in a 13-page "tasks and perspectives" strategic planning document that will be reviewed by DSA members this week.

Questions the mainstream media needs to be asking Biden:
  •   Do you support "packing the Supreme Court," that is, nominating additional justices to the court to go beyond nine members?
  •   Where's Hunter?
  •   Do you unconditionally oppose Antifa?
  •   Will a Biden administration investigate plots by Antifa and other groups to incite riots in cities such as Portland?
  •   You favor a nationwide mask mandate to fight COVID-19.  What is your legal basis for instituting one?
  •   Do you support statehood for the District of Columbia?  And for Puerto Rico?
  •   Many states, such as Illinois, Kentucky, and New Jersey, have public-sector worker pension plans that are essentially bankrupt.  Do you support a federal bailout of these and other state worker pension plans?
  •   Numerous cities also have similarly under-funded pension plans.  Will you back a bailout of those plans?
  •   What is your position on bailing out states whose tax revenues have plummeted because of COVID-19 lockdowns?
  •   Do you favor allowing states to declare bankruptcy?

Democrats' Armageddon option.  Furious Democrats are considering total war — profound changes to two branches of government, and even adding stars to the flag — if Republicans jam through a Supreme Court nominee then lose control of the Senate.

The GOP Senate [Had] Better Confirm Whoever POTUS Appoints.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats [...] already announced, while the Energizer Justice was still going and going, that they intend to nuke the filibuster, expand and pack the Supreme Court, create four new Democrat senators out of the new states of DC and Puerto Rico, wave the citizenship wand over 11 million illegal aliens, and make millions of Americans felons for having guns — and that's just a start.  They are committed to a comprehensive plan to lock-in power for themselves forever at the expense of the GOP.  That's not just speculation.  They have said it.  That's their plan.  They are going to launch an unprecedented assault on us with the intention of forever utterly disenfranchising us.

The Biden Hoax.  Wavering voters need to wrap their minds around this fact:  President Trump isn't squaring off against Joe Biden.  He's battling the cabal that Biden is fronting.  If through some perversion, some warping of sensibilities — or epic fraud — Biden is elected president, it isn't just Kamala Harris who becomes de facto president.  It's the entire depraved enterprise that comprises the Democratic Party and the left.  Harris may well be the General Secretary in a "Harris Administration," but you can bet that she'd have a Politburo to answer to.  If Democrats steal the election, then for years ahead, a spiderweb of lies, fraud, and venality will stretch across America.  America will be run by some amalgam of Sacramento, Portland, and Chicago — or, in other words, some combo of Big Brother, lawlessness, and corruption.  The country may not free itself for decades.  Or the nation could break apart.

No Rational Person Can Vote Democratic in 2020.  Let's say this straight out, so there is no chance of any misinterpretation whatsoever:  It is impossible for any sane, rational, level-headed person to consciously support the Democratic ticket in 2020.  On every single issue, right down the line, the Republicans offer a better solution and their path of governance delivers a superior quality of life to every American.  It is provable, unarguable and unequivocal.

Joe Biden: 'No Deportations' for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.  During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.  After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

Biden's energy plan could kill 5 million blue-collar jobs.  Joe Biden just can't get his story straight on his green energy promises.  In Pittsburgh, in front of union workers last month, he declared:  "I am not banning fracking.  Let me say that again.  I am not banning fracking.  No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me."  But that is far from what he was saying earlier this year.  During a March Democratic primary debate exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Biden, Sanders started by saying:  "I'm talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can.  I'm talking about telling the fossil fuel industry that they are going to stop destroying this planet — no ifs, buts and maybes about it."

Biden has moved further left than Obama on economic and spending policy.  Despite his history as a centrist, Joe Biden has moved further to the left than President Barack Obama and previous Democrats when it comes to his spending policies, economists say.  This has occurred, they say, not only because the Democratic base is increasingly progressive but also because of the extraordinary challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.  "Biden is presenting himself as temperamentally moderate, which is why he's pushing back on some of the protests," said Brian Riedl, an economist with the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.  "But his actual policy proposals are far to the left, like much of the Democratic Party."

Biden Says He'll Kill Federal Funding For Charter Schools.  Many Of Those Schools Hugely Benefit Minorities.  Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no "private charter school will receive a penny of federal money.  None."

They're Not Gonna Stop.  It would seem that Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have now made explicit what was always implied in their campaign:  as Joe becomes less and less compos mentis, the Democratic proposition on the table becomes, in the words of the candidates themselves, a "Harris-Biden administration."  So it behooves the American people to be as clear as possible not only about who Biden is, but who his VP (read: replacement) pick really is.  Both Biden and Harris have recently issued tepid, nonspecific calls for an end to ongoing street violence.  They don't really mean it of course, which is why they couldn't bring themselves to explicitly name Black Lives Matter or Antifa as the perpetrators and organizers of the ongoing civil unrest.  The reality is that Biden has no ability to fulfill this promise.  The nature of extortion requires the victim have some reasonable assurance that you really can keep his store from burning down.  But Biden could not call off the dogs even if he wanted to, as his own vice-presidential candidate has already told us.

The left isn't fighting against fascism, they are fighting FOR authoritarianism.  They claim that their political message transcends the law; that it allows them to control cities; that it allows them to destroy property; that it justifies their designs on canceling heretics; that it permits them to block roads, create no-go zones for non-rioters, prosecute those who stand against them while themselves avoiding persecution. [...] They decide what hate is; what racism is; who is unclean; who is deserving of both punishment and reverence.  They presume to control and police every narrative, and in that way, control and police every person.  They reduce you to your skin color, your "gender" — but mostly, to your politics:  individualism, respect for rule of law, constitutional order and the color-blind equanimity that comes with it — all of these things are reduced to the cancer of "whiteness."  "Systemic racism" is their empty catechism; it creates a Kafka trap in which you are defined by your original sin of birth, but you can neither receive absolution or forgiveness.

Biden Platform Would Raise Taxes By $3.4 Trillion, Study Says.  A new study finds that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's platform would raise taxes by $3.4 trillion on Americans and corporations over the next decade.  The Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan group at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, released the study on Monday.  In addition to trillions more in taxes, Biden's platform would raise federal spending by about $5.4 trillion — or roughly 24% of gross domestic product by 2030, Fox Business reported.  "The spending plan, which is more than double what Hillary Clinton proposed during the 2016 campaign, would be funded by a slew of new taxes, including a corporate tax hike.  Biden's trillion-dollar proposals signal that he'll continue the unprecedented level of government spending that began in mid-March as American life came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 crisis," Fox wrote.

Joe Biden plan to end federal oil and gas leasing could 'devastate' New Mexico, study says.  A ban on oil and gas leasing on federal land could have dire consequences for New Mexico and the U.S. fossil fuel industry, as such a move was proposed by presidential hopeful and former-Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden, who was nominated by the Democratic Party to challenge President Donald Trump in November's election, previously announced that if elected President he would work to gradually phase out the leasing of federal public land to the oil and gas industry.  The position was met with criticism from industry leaders and trade groups, and a study released Wednesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) reported the proposed ban could cost New Mexico 62,000 jobs by 2021 and more than $1 billion in federal revenue.

Never-Trumpers Need A Lesson In Basic Math.  [Scroll down]  But a Joe Biden win?  That will harm the entire country.  And the damage will last a lifetime.  If you don't think so, look at the legacy of past Democrats who were able to shove their agendas through.  Now in place for 55 years, Lyndon Johnson's Medicare, Medicaid, and "Great Society" programs account for a third of the federal budget.  (And their fiercest defenders are often Republicans.)  ObamaCare costs close to $100 billion a year (after Republicans betrayed voters and failed to repeal it).  Welfare dependency — another of Johnson's legacies — is the main cause of the disintegration of families and the perpetuation of poverty, despite Republican efforts to mitigate the damage.  For 40 years the Jimmy Carter-created Department of Education has been pouring taxpayer dollars into schools, achieving nothing on standardized tests while massively fueling college tuition inflation.  Liberal judges with lifetime appointments make a mockery of the separation of powers.  The list goes on.

Biden's Billionaires.  [Scroll down]  The first step was a de facto party platform.  The 110-page Biden-Sanders Manifesto which includes, among other commitments, a massive job killing $2+ trillion climate agenda to phase out fossil fuel usage within 15 years, the elimination of cash bail, redirecting (i.e. cutting) funding for the police, dismantling all border protections, legalizing virtually all illegal immigrants and massively raising corporate and individual tax rates on the wealthy.  This manifesto is a socialist screed that would destroy the middle class and permanently neuter the economy and nation.  An effusive Bernie Sanders proclaimed to the world that Biden and the Democrats have embraced his socialist agenda and that Biden would be the most progressive president since FDR. Sanders exposed not only the behind the scenes reality of today's Democrat party but Biden's figurehead role.  Further confirmation of the radicalization of the Party came about unexpectedly as the militant Marxist faction of the Sanders coalition forced the issue.

The Democrats Will Wreck Everything.  The cliché currently floating around is, "This is the most important election in the nation's history."  That was said last time and the time before that, and it will be said next time too.  Over the last 20 years or so, they have all been extremely important elections.  As the chasm between the opposing parties widens and the governing philosophies diverge to an ever-greater degree, presidential elections have greater consequence in all areas: social, economic and tax policy, military readiness, high court judicial matters, and the environment and/energy.  In every single area, the quality of day-to-day life in America will decline precipitously if the Democrats regain control.

Frack-Checking Joe Biden.  Joe Biden has made it clear that he was for fracking before he was against it.  Forget the cognitive testing — the cognitive dissonance of the incoherent policies his puppet masters are feeding him though his earpiece is enough to disqualify him for the presidency and may doom him politically in key states like Pennsylvania just as Hillary Clinton's pledge to bankrupt a lot of coal companies doomed her.  Banning fossil fuels and killing the energy independence Trump achieved before the Wuhan virus pandemic would kill the American economy and future hopes for recovery.  It is said a little child shall lead us, and a little child named AOC wants to lead us and a President Biden over the economic cliff.  She, and Biden running mate Kamala Harris, may only succeed in pushing Biden over the political cliff as voters realize that solar panels and wind turbines are not all that good at creating jobs in the gray skies of winter.

Can Republicans Turn Purple Districts Red in 2020?  American Thinker decided to use the 49th Congressional District of Florida as an example of a red district going blue after sixteen years. [...] The district's current representative, Mike Levin, is just like many Democrats today:  a wolf in sheep's clothing.  He has not aligned himself with the Blue Dog Democrats, but has instead sided with the Squad, led by AOC.  The 49th District straddles southern Orange County, from Dana Point to San Clemente, and northern San Diego County, including Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.  Brian Maryott is a certified financial planner and served as mayor of San Juan Capistrano.  He believes that Levin is one the of the six hard leftist members of Congress.  "Levin co-sponsored the Green New Deal, wants to allow sixteen-year olds to vote, has rhetoric that supports open borders, co-sponsored a bill that calls for a complete government take-over of health care, and speaks of re-imagining policing."

Today's Mainstream Media Wants To Keep Voters Ignorant And Uninformed.  The Deep State is suicidal.  Their power resides in the federal government, and the destruction of the electoral system will destroy any faith in the federal government.  They have become the mechanism of tyranny they were intended to prevent, and we are better off without them.  To them, chaos/losing legitimacy and even perhaps collapse may be a preferable outcome long term.  They may or even likely feel that it would all settle down at some point, and then they can blame the chaos on Trump the man, and rebuild something resembling what we have today by way of the people demanding a return to normalcy (tyranny).

Yes, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are planning to legalize abortion up to birth.  In the face of overwhelming facts to the contrary, five prominent "fact checkers" are claiming that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don't support legalizing abortion up until birth.  To reach this false conclusion, these individuals repeatedly use a propaganda technique condemned by George Orwell, the author of 1984.  The resulting misinformation shrouds the policies of Biden and Harris, who are planning to legalize abortions of humans who are capable of living outside the womb.

To Destroy America.  The protests that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis seemed like spontaneous outpourings of grief and anger.  They weren't entirely.  Though many who joined their ranks may have been moved by outrage at the images of Floyd's death, those operating behind the scenes have prepared for this moment for a long time.  Indeed, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organizations fueling this summer's disturbances were trained by self-described Marxist revolutionaries who have long used the plight of black Americans as justification for overthrowing America's constitutional order.  They frankly admit that such "organizing" is the key to their goal of world revolution.

The Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden.  People used to accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime."  Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.  (Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob).  The eccentric, oddball, strange and perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime.  President Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to fight the war with the crime on their streets.  This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal agents to Chicago and Kansas City.  He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city.  At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and rioting.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.

Kamala Harris promises national mask mandate if elected.  Kamala Harris said on Friday [8/28/2020] that a nationwide mask mandate would be among the first orders of business if she and Joe Biden were elected to the White House in November, calling it the "responsible" thing to do.  The Democratic vice presidential nominee expanded on the three-month plan that Biden has promised to enact if he won the White House, explaining that every American would be expected to wear a face covering amid the pandemic.  "Yes," Harris, 55, said when asked if that would be one of their first actions in power during an interview on NBC's "Today."  "It's a standard.  I mean, nobody's going to be punished," Harris continued when asked how it would be enforced.

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You might wonder, what's the point of a mandate if it's not enforced?  Such a "mandate" would be an excuse for low-level Democrat tyrants to perpetuate and enforce their own mask ordinances, with or without public hearings or referenda.    "It's a standard" means it's a way to tell the compliant from the non-compliant — the obedient from the disobedient.  The masks are all about conformity, not disease.

Our Choice Isn't Democrats Vs. Republicans, But Socialism Vs. Democracy.  In the midst of an American cultural and political crisis, brought on by far-left inspired terrorism and rioting in the nation's cities, it's important to draw clear distinctions.  And that's exactly what Trump and others did in their convention speeches.  "The president and his surrogates boasted of replacing NAFTA with USMCA, passing criminal-justice reform, getting a significant tax cut through Congress (though this didn't receive as much attention as usual for a GOP convention), destroying ISIS, and killing Qasem Soleimani, along with many less widely heralded achievements in foreign policy and regulatory reform," as Daniel McCarthy of the Spectator USA magazine neatly summed it up.  As for the Democrats and Joe Biden, meanwhile, they held a fuzzy, get-reacquainted-with-nice-guy-Joe convention.  Little discussed were the ultra-radical planks of the Bernie Sanders-Joe Biden platform that inevitably would turn America toward socialism — a system that has failed everywhere it's been tried, as I&I has noted repeatedly.

Virginia Democrats Pass Bill That Eases Sentencing for Assaulting Police.  The Virginia Senate passed a new bill that would weaken sentencing for assaulting a police officer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday [8/26/2020].  The bill would strike down Virginia's six-month mandatory minimum sentence for striking an officer and provide judges the discretion to lower charges to a misdemeanor in less severe cases.  Despite vehement opposition from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked the passage of the bill with a party-line vote.  Republican members argued that the bill undercuts police officers who are confronting a nationwide crime wave.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  Last week's Democratic National Convention shows how little Democrats have changed — a beautiful outer shell with nothing inside.  Professions of equality, justice, compassion, and empathy are precisely the types of slogans many of us find initially agreeable but too vague and empty to warrant additional thought.  The only difference is that today's Democrats bring a parade of celebrities to play the part of aesthetically pleasing decorations on the outer walls of their empty shell. [...] To be fair to Democrats, they have no choice but to be disingenuous.  They are beholden to a brand image that doesn't accurately depict who they are.  For decades, the left's monopoly on mass communication systems concealed its true character.  Today, ubiquitous camera phones and social media have made leftists' hate and violence impossible to hide.  Their only option is pretending to align with the existing Democrat brand and hoping we forget the last ten years.

One out of four Democrats thinks their party platform stinks.  Democrats put on the broad face of party unity at their convention, but don't be fooled:  One of four voted against the party platform  — not because it's too crazy, but because it not socialist enough.  That presents a dilemma for tired old Joe Biden. [...] The Democratic Party seems to have bent over backwards to accommodate them — this explains the calls for higher taxes, continous COVID lockdown as a means of public control, an end to fracking, "free" education, "free" health care, open borders, and much of the green new deal lunacies embedded within the party platform.  But at the same time, the Democrats seem to be wearing the Bernie platform as a skin suit — they rigged their primaries repeatedly to stiff Bernie of the victory he might have gotten.  And that's what really bothers the Bernie-ites.  It may well explain why they refuse to sign on to the far-left platform despite its extremist calls.

DNC Disaster?  More Than A Thousand Delegates Voted 'No' On Democratic Party Platform.  Democrats are more divided than they appear according to numbers released by the Democratic National Committee following their nominating convention last week.  Fox News reports that of the 5,000 delegates that voted on the party's platform, widely recognized as the most progressive Democratic Party platform in years, more than a thousand delegates — around 25% of all attendees — voted against the decision to approve the party's official policies.

Specifics are scarce, so what might a Pres.  Biden or Trump do in the next 4 years?  [Scroll down]  Of course despite Biden's liberal rhetoric, not all of his plans would happen on one day, in one term or even ever, if the GOP retains Senate control.  Remember Obama's endlessly-promised day one vow to close the Guantanamo Detention Facility?  He didn't actually get around to that executive order until day two.  Obama didn't mention it in his convention remarks, but that prison is still open.

Make no mistake, Harris-Biden is just a Trojan horse for authoritarian socialism.  Tucker Carlson made an extraordinary point on his show on Friday night.  It's one most likely unconsidered by many, but should be an epiphany for everyone.  His point was that the amenable and nonthreatening manner of Joe Biden is nothing but a façade covering his true purpose.  That of ushering in authoritarian socialism the likes we have never seen.  His declarations on masks and shutting the down country revealed this to everyone if they were willing to listen.  These show that the left's socialist national agenda is hidden beneath the façade.  While he's parroting words on truth and light, he's concealing a dark agenda hidden in plain view.

A Potential Landslide Agenda.  [Scroll down]  Trump needs something to run on beyond funny tweets and the fact he's neither Antifa nor Bill DeBlasio.  Americans don't want to vote for the Hard Left despite what the legacy media might have you believe, and it's pretty clear they don't really want to vote for Biden either.  But given that Biden's entire pitch is that he isn't Trump — the Democrats' agenda is so out of touch with the American people they're denying a lot of it even exists, as evidenced by their constant insistence that "redirecting" funds from police is not the same as "defunding" the police — having something people would like to see happen in the next four years is the best way for Trump to win over voters who aren't as amused as the rest of us are by his style.

Biden's Climate Plan Would Put Us On The Road To Serfdom.  Many of the climate policy promises Biden has made come straight out of the Green New Deal (GND) handbook.  In February 2019, I broke down some of the incursions on personal freedom that would flow from the GND if it were to become law.  At the cost of trillions of dollars, Biden's climate plans, like the GND, would require a complete makeover of the economy and peoples' lives within only 10 to 15 years.  "There's no more consequential challenge that we must meet in the next decade than the onrushing climate crisis," said Biden in announcing his Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice, taken from the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force.

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There is no "onrushing climate crisis."  The climate is changing, but it's so gradual that you would never notice any changes if you didn't hear about it from the fearmongers.  The climate changes all the time, but there is no extraordinary climate change.  Nobody can tell, in the long run, whether the earth is warming or cooling.  And even if the climate changes, that's no reason to dismantle capitalism; in fact, capitalism will help everyone adapt to slightly warmer or cooler temperatures.

Barack Obama:  Joe Biden Goals 'Not that Different' from Bernie Sanders.  Former President Barack Obama said in a recent interview that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had the same goals, despite appearing ideologically different.  "If you look at Joe Biden's goals and Bernie Sanders's goals, they're not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level," Obama said.  "They both want to make sure everybody has health care.  They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage.  They want to make sure every child gets a good education."

Children playing with dynamite.  The Antifa and BLM rioters doing their best to destroy leftist cities ruled by confused idealists are the outward manifestation of a more dangerous impulse threatening to destroy all of America.  It is an impulse to self-deification that motivates the rioters and their enablers to see themselves as righteous crusaders saving the world.  They insist that the rest of us conform to their lofty worldview, but they are like children playing with idealistic dynamite, oblivious to its destructive power while they earnestly fumble with matches to light the fuse.  We have seen them at play on a big stage this week where they gathered to applaud candidates for president and vice-president whose ideology will rule us all forever, if they have their way.  It has been a theatre of the absurd where crackpot notions and perverse solutions for the real and imagined ills of America are presented in solemn tones by equally crackpot and perverse demigods who are deadly serious in their intentions to bend everything and everyone to their collective will.

Hey, Joe, here's your science and experts:  Dr. Birx calls in-person voting safe as Starbucks.  To hear Joe Biden tell it, President Trump is against "science" and refuses to listen to 'experts.'  That's why his COVID response was supposedly so mishandled.  Here's what [he] claimed during his Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday:  ["]Character is on the ballot, compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy, they're all on the ballot.["] ...and... ["]We'll put politics aside.  We'll take the muzzle off our experts, so the public gets the information they need and deserve, honest unvarnished truth.  They can handle it.["]  Well, here's some science from an indisputable expert and the muzzle is off.

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Whenever you hear a Democrat claim to have "put politics aside," that is a lie.  Democrats will never put politics aside.  Politics means everything to Democrats because the government is their god and politics is their religion.  Whenever you hear a Republican urge you to "put politics aside," that means he's working out some kind of horse trade with a Democrat, "reaching across the aisle," etc.  He's not to be trusted, either.

Left set to clamp down on life in suburbia.  The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.  The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act.  The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.  However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda.  The AFFH rule is war on the lifestyle of the single-family home and American suburban family life.

Our Dystopian Future under Biden/Harris.  [Scroll down]  If they take away our guns, they have taken our ability to defend ourselves.  Additionally, what do you think about Joe Biden's proposal to eliminate cash bail?  Did you see the video of that sweet cherub Marquise Love beating Adam Haner in Portland?  If the police ever find this darling, how do you feel about letting him back out on the streets with no bail?  Among the noteworthy points of Joe Biden's gun manifesto are holding gun manufacturers civilly liable (that would end gun sales and our ability to defend ourselves in an era of defunded police departments), regulate possession of assault weapons (you can be sure the definition of assault weapons will change), end online sales of guns and ammunition (this is the route to place onerous taxes on ammunition), mandate smart guns and prioritize prosecution of straw purchasers (using a third party to purchase a gun — no worries, bail will be banned!).  Defund the police, take away our ability to defend ourselves, eliminate bail and it adds up to anarchy.

The DNC stands for 'Did Not See!'  I get it — Democrats don't like Orange Man Bad.  Trump is an "existential" threat, as the governor of New Mexico (among many others) said.  These people want to raise my taxes, open the borders, take away my health insurance and give it to illegal aliens for free, make sure those rolling blackouts in California go nationwide, defund the police, wreck my neighborhood and let all the rapists and murderers out of prison — have I missed anything?

Democrats Electrify Party With Showcase of Irrelevant Dinosaurs on Day Two of the DNC.  [Scroll down]  Of course we know these "Republicans" would characterize themselves as "moderates" but the Democrats have taken a hard left turn: radical climate policies that would decimate the economy and put thousands and thousands of people out of jobs; they've moved from "safe, legal and rare" to keep the post-uterus fetus comfortable while a woman decides if she wants to let her baby survive; medicare for all including illegal aliens; open borders; a nuclear Iran; and empowered China and free college.  What exactly is the overlap between a "moderate" Republican and the left-wing nutter policies of the 2020 Democrats?  There are none because this really is not about policy.  It's about ORANGE MAN BAD and the loss of influence and stature within the political machine.  The political machine is not partisan, it's an industry just like any other.  Politics is first and foremost about who has power (elected officials, deep pocket corporate interests and their influencer flacks) and who doesn't.

DNC Panelist Lays Out the Party's Plan: 'We All Want' the 'Destruction' of Capitalism.  Is it believable that someone would drive to the store, buy markers and poster board, go home and make signs, sit in traffic for an hour, and spend all day yelling words of which they never paused to discover the meaning?  That seems implausible, but I'm sometimes convinced to suspect otherwise.  For example, socialism is a system in which no one may own his or her own business.  Capitalism is the opposite.  How could it be that anyone would prefer the former?

Sen. Kennedy:  Dems' Message Is 'Work Hard So We Can Take the Money You Earn & Give It to Someone Who Didn't'.  "Redistribution and race underpins all of their policies, and I don't recognize this Democrat Party," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday night.  "Here's what I learned from last night," Kennedy said, referring to the first night of the Democrat National Convention.  Kennedy said Sen. Chuck Schumer's brief speech to the Democrat National Convention Tuesday night "shows how far he has moved politically."  As reported, Schumer indicated it is the government's job to reduce disparities in income and wealth.

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If a U.S. Senator really believes that the government's job is to equalize everyone's wealth, this country is in serious trouble.

DNC LGBTQ Caucus Member Says: 'We're Talking About Abolishing Police, Abolishing ICE and Abolishing Prisons'.  It's Democrat convention week and the radical Marxist wing of the party has completely taken over.  The Democrats are now openly admitting they are neo-Marxists.  Democrats spent the last month denying their unhinged party wants to abolish the police.  On Tuesday [8/18/2020], Democrats in a virtual LGBTQ Caucus meeting straight up called for prisons, police and ICE to be abolished.

The Left-Wing War on America's Suburbs.  The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.  The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act.  The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.  However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda.  In the case of the AFFH rule, there are so many different stated objectives it's not even clear which is the main one.  The AFFH rule is war on the lifestyle of the single-family home and American suburban family life.

California's Blackouts Display The Results Of Kamala Harris's Favored Energy Policy.  Biden's past energy policies were fairly standard fare for old-school Democrats:  massive government spending and regulations to pick winners and losers — the $535 million Solyndra collapse is illustrative.  His current plan is more of the same, spending $2 trillion, some of which will go to buy the silent acceptance of Big Oil.  By comparison, Harris' policies are a radical departure, and, as can be seen in California, fail when confronted with the real world.  Harris partnered with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal, an energy plan so ambitious it envisioned a continental network of government-run high-speed trains while grounding America's commercial air fleet.  Likewise, California's high-speed rail project has been cut back from the 380-mile San Francisco to Los Angeles route to a 140-mile Bakersfield to Merced run that few will ever ride, as the costs of the project tripled from $33.6 billion to $98.1 billion.  The train would run on electricity — if it were available.

Sanders: Ideas Viewed as 'Radical' a Few Years Ago Are Now Mainstream.  Addressing the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday night in support of Joe Biden's presidential candidacy, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that his own now-suspended campaign had "moved this country in a bold new direction," adding that that many ideas considered radical just a few years have become mainstream.  "Our campaign ended several months ago, but our movement continues and is getting stronger every day," he said.  "Many of the ideas we fought for, that just a few years ago were considered 'radical,' are now mainstream."  "But, let us be clear," Sanders continued, "if Donald Trump is re-elected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy."

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The end products of the tax-and-spend baby-killing socialist Democrats can hardly be called "progress."

They're against Trump — but what are Dems for?  Watching the long slog of the second night of the Democrat's convention, a famous Winston Churchill line came to mind:  "Take this pudding away — it has no theme!" [...] What do Democrats stand for and, more to the point, what are they promising voters if they gain the White House?  I honestly don't know.  I do know that, once again, they failed to address the violence erupting across the country, as if it isn't happening.  Or maybe they are afraid to criticize it because it will somehow come off as pro-police, which would infuriate the Black Lives Matter movement the party is embracing.  For whatever reason, Dems are ceding a huge issue to Trump, one that resonates across income, race and geographic boundaries.  Public safety is a civil right and it matters to everyone.

A referendum on the socialism behind the mask.  Joe Biden has made his presidential campaign all about one man:  Donald Trump.  Indeed, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has said very little about what he's campaigning for, but a lot about who he's campaigning against.  The goal is to make the November election a referendum on Trump, which Democrats seem to think is a winning strategy.  Convince voters that Biden is the only thing standing in between them and four more years of Trumpian chaos, and they'll turn out for a candidate who still draws little enthusiasm from his own party.  But the Democratic Party is underestimating the electorate.  To be sure, voters are displeased with Trump and the way he's handled recent crises, if the polls are to be believed.  But voters also care about issues and the larger debate that surrounds them.

Pirro: You Have 79 days to Decide if You Want Freedom to Go to Church, the Gym, a Bar, Restaurant.  Saturday, Fox News Channel's Jeanine Pirro opened her program by laying out the importance of the November election and contrasting the two presidential tickets.  According to Pirro, much of what has occurred in the last few months could be the norm if Americans opt to elect for Vice President Joe Biden as president.

President Trump Presents America With a Choice:  The Mob or Freedom.  Speaking from a Wisconsin tarmac in front of Air Force One Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump went after Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, the left and the media on everything from taxes, to healthcare and continuing civil unrest.  During his remarks, Trump gave Americans a clear choice for November.  "Voters of Wisconsin face a simply choice, do you want to be ruled by the radical left mob or do you want to stand tall as free men and women in the greatest country on earth and keep it that way," Trump said.  "Joe Biden is just a Trojan horse for socialism, he is, he's a Trojan horse.  He has no clue, but the people around are tough and they're smart but we disagree with them very very strongly.  They're mean and they're angry."

What's to Blame for Trump's Lagging Poll Numbers?  I am looking forward to an explanation of one of the great mysteries of life on earth circa 2020.  The mystery, I mean, of how it can possibly be the case that poor old slow Joe Biden's poll numbers are still exhibiting more of a pulse than he is.  How is it possible?  Furthermore, how is it possible that his campaign was not consumed by contemptuous laughter directly after it was announced that Kamala Harris, the nastiest woman in U.S. politics today, would be his running mate?  Harris's presidential bid went nowhere.  It just collapsed before it even really got started.  No surprise there.  In addition to being seriously unpleasant — just take a look at her disgraceful performance during the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh — she has signed up for the whole cringe-inducing wackadoodle far-Left agenda, promising to ban fracking, embrace wind power, take your guns, raise your taxes, and destroy the borders of the country (she memorably compared our brave border police to members of the Ku Klux Klan).

Harris, Omar and the party's great march leftward.  [Kamala] Harris hails from California, a progressive, deep-blue state.  As a progressive, wealthy native of northern California, Harris has little ability to mobilize supporters in places like Detroit or Pittsburgh.  Moreover, Harris has not distinguished herself as a great vote-getter.  Last year, when Harris entered the Democratic presidential primaries, she enjoyed enthusiastic support from the media and deep-pocketed progressive donors.  But despite these advantages, she failed to win over significant support for her campaign even in her native state.  Her campaign fizzled out very quickly.  While the progressive media refers to Harris as a "moderate," since her election to the Senate in 2016 Harris has racked up one of the most radical voting records in the upper house.  She supports revoking all limitations on abortions.  She supports harsh limitations on the right to bear arms.  She supports banning oil fracking and ending energy exploration on federal lands.

Austin guts police budget to pay Planned Parenthood.  The Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday [8/13/2020] to gut its police budget.  The Austin Police Department, which is already about 200 officers below full strength, will have its budget cut by one-third.  The city's murder rate is spiking but evidently that's of no concern.

Crushing the Barbarians Inside the Gates.  [Scroll down]  What obliterates the woke narrative is the simple truth that the constitutional American republic with its rights and obligations under law, the free market economy together with common sense and traditional values have driven more creativity and prosperity than any other system in human history.  President Trump appreciates that heritage and wants to build on it.  Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have embraced the woke agenda and the social media cancel culture, and have accepted the visible toppling and removal of America's historic statues and monuments and the expungement of virtue from its history in order to remake and transform the nation.  The choice in the November elections could not be more clear-cut and the consequences more profound.

Kamala Has Already Struck Out.  Many analysts believe that Kamala Harris will be America's most radical left political candidate ever.  She's consistently among the top two "most progressive" members of the Senate.  She has been called one of the most radical-left politicians today; pick any pet woke cause, and Kamala will be farthest left!  These policy positions are not only constitutionally problematic; they are also prohibitively expensive, with a price tag in the multiple billions of dollars! [...] What Kamala Harris offers in the veepstakes is a promise to promote a grab bag of assorted radical goals of every oddball progressive from Bernie to AOC to Obama and be an advocate for special constituencies — pro-abortion voters, instigators of the BLM movement's racism, gun control activists, and illegal aliens.

Joe Biden's Mask Mandate Is Only The Beginning.  At a briefing on Thursday [8/13/2020], Joe Biden called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate "for the next three months at a minimum."  Never mind that such a federal mandate is likely unconstitutional, this is just one of a multitude of areas where Biden, and his running mate Kamala Harris, want to impose the federal government on even the most mundane of actions by Americans.  So, as a reader service, we've gathered up a sampling of things they say they want to either ban or mandate should they gain access to the White House.  [Details omitted for brevity — see the original article.]
  •   Plastic straws
  •   Plastic bags
  •   Gas-powered cars
  •   The death penalty
  •   Private prisons
  •   New oil and gas leases on federal lands and offshore
  •   Fracking
  •   "Assault" Rifles
  •   Right-to-work laws
  •   Trump from Twitter
  •   Social media hate speech
  •   Private health insurance
  •   Masks
  •   Government-approved insurance
  •   $15 minimum wage
  •   Equal Pay
  •   Six months paid parental leave
  •   A third Federal Reserve mandate

Biden's selection of Harris for VP means disastrous San Francisco economic model could go nationwide.  The Democrat party's lunge to the far-left is near completion with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate on Tuesday [8/11/2020].  She is very much a San Francisco Democrat who assumes more and more obtrusive government rules, mandates and taxes are never enough.  Her run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in 2019 (she dropped out in December) demonstrated that she has neither the beliefs nor the backbone to counter her party's embrace of socialism.  Here she will be a collaborator, not a resister.

Joe and Kamala, the Demagogic Duo.  [Scroll down]  The interest of Biden and Harris in economic growth is nil.  Biden has said that the "very first thing" he will do is eliminate Trump's tax cuts.  He will restore all of the irrational regulations constraining business Trump has wiped out.  And his "Green New Deal" will crush America's energy sector.  With a straight face, Biden said that his environmentalism will be a boon for "jobs."  This is the same candidate who cavalierly told soon-to-be-out-of-work coal miners that they should learn "how to code."  In the name of "climate change," a Biden-Harris administration would throw tens of thousands of people out of work and drive up energy prices for all Americans.  They subscribe to a left-wing ideology that sees a receding economy as a goal, not a problem.  Woe to Americans if they believe the lies of Biden and Harris.  They are two lightweights who will crash America's economy, decimate her culture, and embolden the mob.

Democrat-Controlled Seattle Votes To Defund Police As Violent Crime, Far-Left Riots Surge.  The Democrat-controlled Seattle City Council voted late on Monday to advance a highly controversial plan to defund the Seattle Police Department as violent crime and far-left riots have rocked the city in recent months.  The Seattle City Council voted to remove approximately $3 million from the Seattle Police Department's budget, [...]

Trump Stands Between You and the Poverty the Democrats Have Ready for You.  Speaking at the Whirlpool Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio, on Thursday, President Donald Trump once again articulated the guiding principle of his administration:  "The duty of a president is to put this nation's own citizens first.  That's why my administration swears by two simple, but crucial rules, buy American and hire American."  His twilight struggle with the Democrats over the future of the nation, or whether the nation will even have a future at all, is coming down to the question of whether that principle will be upheld and defended, or consigned forever to the dustbin of history.

Wealth Tax On Billionaires?  Great — If You Want Stagnation, Fewer Jobs, More Poverty.  Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has another bright socialist idea:  A 60% wealth tax on billionaires to pay for nationalized health care for a year.  Such nuttiness would be easy to ignore were it not for the fact he's now the driving intellectual force behind Joe Biden's basement-based presidential campaign.  As any economist worth his salt will tell you, a wealth tax is perhaps the most pernicious tax, since it punishes people retroactively for their hard work, thrift and smart investments.  Not only does it dissuade people from accumulating wealth, but it also dramatically reduces the amount of capital in our economy.  Everyone will be poorer, with lower incomes for all and fewer jobs as the inevitable result.

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend.  The question is, "Which of two package deals is better for the nation?"  (a) Donald Trump and Republican policies or (b) Joe Biden and Democratic policies?  There are no other choices.  The nation will either have the option (a) or option (b) as a whole package for at least the next four years, and probably longer.  If I withhold support from Trump, that makes it easier for Biden to win, and thereby for Democratic policies to bring (in my opinion) great destructiveness to the nation.

90 Days for Biden to Ruin the Country? 'C'mon, Man!'  The only plan the Democrats have for America is to take down Trump, as if he were one of those statues they like to knock down.  Their only candidate is not Biden, but Not-Trump.  Biden is just a clueless old man who happened to be passing by, while what the Democrats are looking for is a plebiscite on the president.  That's why you won't hear any bills or ideas, just unrest in the streets, smoke-filled arguments, demagoguery, and tons of panic.  A socialist never comes to power without first getting the voters scared out of their wits.  That's why the Left is happy with the Marxist hordes that raid shops, break into homes, and insult old ladies during prime time.  Some shake the tree, and others collect the fruit.  The truth of it is that expecting the Left to give up the revolution is as frustrating as expecting me to give up beer.

The Apocalypse Election.  And now, the Democrats are deliberately backing a candidate with not only obvious diminished mental capacity but also clear signs of dementia, despite the danger a senile president might present to the country, world, and humanity.  The Democratic Party platform ardently adopted by "Aphasic" Joe Biden would entail an abrogation of the Constitution; a gaming of the voting system and the addition of new states (D.C. & Puerto Rico) to guarantee the Democrats perennial electoral victory; and a complete revision of America's capitalist economy, transforming it into one based on the tenets of socialism as the stout pillars of a society ruled by critical theory.  These are positions a non-diminished Joe Biden might have not only considered anathema, but also political suicide.

Democrats, Wasn't Life Great Before Trump?  Before Donald Trump came down his escalator, things were going just fine.  Our economy was growing at a post-modern and sustainable 1.2%.  Deficits were rising, but that was because we were investing to help people.  Congress passed the Affordable Care Act that subsidized health care for the poor.  We had elected our first black president, and then re-elected him for a second term, a clear signal that the United States was no longer a racist nation.  Manufacturing jobs were becoming a thing of the past, but factory work is hot and dangerous.  Better to let poorer nations do that for us.  Undocumented workers were coming across the border by the millions, to do the jobs Americans didn't want to do.  Oil prices were at record high levels, so that meant Americans would be encouraged to buy more fuel efficient cars and help the environment.

Insights to Consider Before November.  Women are upset at Trump's naughty words.  They also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.  Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders.  It seems women's rights only matter if those women are liberal.  No border wall.  No voter ID laws.  Did you figure it out yet?  But wait... there's more.  Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.  Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.  And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.  President Trump's wall costs less than the Obamacare website.  Let that sink in, America.  We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally.  We are fighting evil.

The 2,700-Page Moving Forward Act Is Actually A Heist Of Money & Liberty.  HR 2 is over 2,700 pages and has 'education' embedded almost 400 times (393, to be exact).  Warriors, the Bill was introduced on June 11, 2020.  By late June, HR 2 had been calculated to cost us at LEAST a trillion dollars, if all of the changes to our nation happen.  However, Budget notes reveal that's the first ESTIMATE.  As I poured through this mammoth Bill, I noticed that millions and billions were sprinkled in.  So much so, that it doesn't take any time to realize the money adds up to well over a trillion dollars.

Wrecking the American Dream.  [Scroll down]  Eight years of the Obama administration failed to accomplish their goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America," or else Donald Trump never could have been elected.  So this time, Democrats are going finish the job.  And by "finish the job" of course I mean completely ruin everything.  Consider, for example, the Biden plan to destroy suburbia.  The media were busy pretending that no such plan existed until Trump blew the whistle on the Democratic Party's proposal to abolish zoning for single-family homes.  The president announced on Twitter on June 30 that he was "studying the AFFH housing regulation" he described as "having a devastating impact" on suburbs, and declared that Biden wanted to make these regulations "MUCH WORSE." [...] This is not "reform," it's revenge:  Democrats hate suburbia because most suburbanites vote Republican.  Anyone can look at a map of the 2016 election results and figure this out.

Trump Campaign Ties Joe Biden to the Radical Left in Hard Hitting Ad.  The Trump campaign rolled out a new hard-hitting ad tying Biden to the radical left.  The Democrat party has gone full-blown radical left and Joe Biden embraces it.  Biden agreed to cut funding from police and redirect the money to social justice programs.  [Video clip]

Democrats' Policies are Unfit for the Presidency.  [Scroll down]  Well, to get a taste, let's sample a bit of the recently released Biden-Bernie Sanders (socialist-Vt.) "unity task force recommendations" for Biden's potential presidency. [...] Democrats repeatedly say, including in this document, that climate change is a global emergency.  It is not at all far-fetched to think they would be willing to repeat coronavirus ruination, on even worse terms.  "We agree with scientists and public health experts that the United States — and the world — must achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050," the document says.  The only way to do this using solar and wind power, as Democrats demand in the document, is to make the United States a low-energy economy.  That's an impoverished economy, a Third World economy.  Ventilators cannot run on wind power, to say nothing of grocery stores, hospitals, and homes.  Turning the United States into a Third World country is not a policy worthy of the United States presidency.  It is unfit for office.

Sanders delegates signing petition to vote against Dem platform that doesn't include 'Medicare-for-all'.  Just three weeks before the Democratic National Convention, hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates have pledged to vote against their party's platform if it does not include support for "Medicare-for-all."  The delegates argue that a Sanders-style single-payer health care system is an urgent priority in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression.  Delegates from Nevada organized the petition and nearly 500 of them — most of whom backed Sanders for president — have signed on, delegates told Fox News.  However, Sanders, I-Vt., himself will vote for the platform nonetheless, Fox News is told.  The petition claims that a "majority of Americans" now believes "Medicare-for-all" is the best way to achieve affordable and accessible health care.

Democrats see climate change as 'political weapon' for picking off key Trump 2016 voters.  Democrats want to use climate change to build a winning coalition in 2020, not just to energize the party's left-wing base but also to pick off center-right voters fed up with President Trump.  The strategy bucks conventional election wisdom.  Typically, candidates veer toward the center heading into a general election, tempering any rhetoric around polarizing issues such as climate change.  But climate change politics have shifted dramatically in the last few years.  Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, unveiled his most aggressive climate plan yet last week, with the general election just beginning to kick into high gear.

Over 360 Delegates Will Reject The DNC Platform Unless It Includes 'Medicare For All'.  With the virtual Democratic National Convention three weeks away, over 360 delegates have signed a pledge to reject any platform that doesn't include "Medicare for All."  "We, the undersigned delegates to the Democratic National Convention, pledge to vote against any 2020 Platform that does not include a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All, platform plank," the pledge says.

Democrats' Draft 2020 Platform:  White People Are the Root of All Evil.  In 2020, it's definitely not "OK to be White" at the Democratic National Convention.  A draft of the DNC's 2020 Democratic Party Platform obtained by Politico shows a frequent focus on racial issues, with language that repeatedly accuses whites in America of benefiting unfairly from society at the expense of minorities.  The preamble to the platform reads:  "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  Curiously, in the 15 times the document mentioned "whites," it doesn't capitalize the word the way it does Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.  Every time "whites" are brought up, it's in a critical way.  Often, the platform vows to "close the gap" between white Americans and all other Americans — without providing solutions.

Joe Biden's First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans.  Sunday [7/26/2020] marks 100 days until the 2020 election.  That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they'd forgotten how close we were.  The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from even his sympathetic press pool.  The former vice president ran his primary campaign as a moderate.  He refused to go along with the more radical proposals of his opponents, instead relying on his old centrist reputation and key endorsements to harness the black working-class voters he plans to combine with the white workers who sent Donald Trump to the White House.

As U.S. debt rises, Biden's spending proposals near $10 trillion.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's spending proposals are nearing $10 trillion, even as U.S. debt continues to rise amid new coronavirus spending.  In the past month alone, Biden has proposed nearly $3.48 trillion in new taxes and spending.  Biden's new childcare and eldercare proposal released Tuesday calls for $775 billion in taxes and new government spending.  The Biden campaign's energy plan released last week will cost taxpayers $2 trillion.  "Biden will make a $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, setting us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands," stated the Biden campaign's website.

Democratic National Committee platform mentions 'whites' 15 times, all [condemnatory].  The draft 2020 Democratic National Committee platform being circulated in Washington aims to reinforce the view that liberals are best situated to battle for minorities seeking higher wages, better housing and jobs, and more money for schools.  With the August convention coming on the heels of the Black Lives Matter protests, it features support for the movement and an expanded pledge to root out racism.  The preamble says, "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  In promising change, it sets up one group that has it too good and is holding minorities back:  whites.  In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists.  The document doesn't capitalize white as it does Black, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

Draft DNC Platform Declares White Americans Too Rich, Too Privileged, and Too Evil.  The Democrat National Committee draft platform for its 2020 convention mentions "whites" a total of 15 times, each of them within a "damning" context — a detail first noticed by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard.  "In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists," Bedard writes.  He adds, "In most mentions, the reference is to how whites are better off at the expense of others.  And the promise often is to 'close the gap' between minorities and whites, though no solutions are offered."  If this is a legitimate draft, the fact that it's a merely a draft means nothing.  It still reveals how ugly the Democrat Party has become and how ugly and divisive the future will be, should this approach to national politics ever prevail.

In 'Unity' Platform With Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden Paves Way For Socialist Medicine.  The "unity task forces" assembled by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his primary competitor and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently issued their report.  The policy recommendations, released ahead of next month's Democratic National Convention, speak to how far the party has moved to the left, even under the supposedly "moderate" Biden.  On health care, the fact that the task force failed explicitly to endorse a single-payer system does not make its policies much less radical.  Compared to the policies of Barack Obama — the man under whom Biden served as vice president, and whom Biden uses as a virtual lodestar — the Dems's platform would massively expand the government's role in health care while paving the way for a single-payer system over time.

Biden and Democrats look to 'Cash for Clunkers'-style program to boost electric vehicles.  Democrats eyeing full control of the government in 2021 are rallying around the idea of providing consumers rebates to swap old gas guzzlers with zero-emission vehicles, seeking to improve upon the Obama "Cash for Clunkers" program.  In recent weeks, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, along with a special climate change committee created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has endorsed a plan by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take more than 63 million gas vehicles off the road over a decade, replacing them with cleaner ones.

Democratic Socialists expected to shake up New York state Assembly.  A half dozen insurgent candidates in Brooklyn and Queens — some backed by the Democratic Socialists of America — toppled veterans incumbents in Democratic primary races, including close allies of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx).  With Heastie's backing, the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee poured more than $400,000 combined to prop up 46-year-veteran Joe Lentol, Felix Ortiz and Walter Mosley in Brooklyn and Aravella Simotas, Michael Den Dekker and Michael Miller in Queens.  They all lost.  Insurgent Zohran Mamdani, who defeated four-term incumbent Aravella Simotas in the 36 AD covering Astoria, said in a tweet:  "Socialism won."  He was endorsed by DSA.  DACC donated $125,000 to Simotas' reelection campaign.

Biden Will Destroy the Suburbs.  If you live in the suburbs or you're a city-dweller eyeing a move to a quiet cul-de-sac where your kids can play, you need to know about Joe Biden's plan for a federal takeover of local zoning laws.  Biden wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which barely got started before Donald Trump took office and vowed to stop it.  Biden's plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods.  Starting in 2015, Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) bureaucrats imposed a cookie-cutter requirement for "balanced housing" in every suburb.  "Balanced" meant affordable even for people who needed federal vouchers.

Bernie Sanders Secures Support from Half of Senate Democrats In Bid to Defund the Pentagon.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday [7/22/2020] touted securing the support of half of the Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10 percent and invest in "distressed communities" instead.  Sanders' amendment to cut 10 percent of the Pentagon's budget to invest in "human needs" gained support from 23 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus — half of the 45 Democrats in the Senate.

Yes, Joe Biden Said He Wants to Defund the Police.  Since the death of George Floyd, Democrats have pushed this notion of "defunding the police."  They have worked overtime to make sure Americans know "defunding" doesn't mean abolishing law enforcement agencies in their entirety.  In their eyes, it's about shifting funds from police departments to other necessary services, like education and social workers.  For whatever reason, the mainstream media is making the argument that Biden is not in favor of defunding the police.  By Democrats' own standards and definitions, he is in favor of defunding the police and reallocating funds that would otherwise go towards police departments to other services.

Beware the Biden-Sanders radical lefty manifesto.  Joe Biden signed the death warrant for his campaign last week, even if he doesn't know it.  The joint manifesto he released with Bernie Sanders is 110 pages of radical far-left policies — from a job-killing $2 trillion climate agenda to eliminating cash bail and dismantling border protection.  It betrays the working-class voters Biden claims to represent and destroys any pretense that he is a "moderate."  As Sanders has boasted, Biden would be "the most progressive president since FDR."  Well-meaning people might stick their fingers in their ears and vote for Biden out of nostalgia for a Democratic Party that no longer exists or out of exhaustion at the relentless anti-Trump barrage.

Spending As If There Is No Tomorrow.  Perhaps now is not the time in the middle of a pandemic, job losses and threats of even higher unemployment, to mention the national debt.  Or, perhaps it is.  One of the common characteristics of the fall of past empires and superpowers is massive national debt.  Ours is currently at $26.5 trillion and growing by the second.  Americans should regularly consult the real-time debt clock and ponder the future.  The interest on the debt, which also grows daily, is higher than the nation's gross domestic product for the first time since World War II.  With more borrowed money going out the Treasury Department's door because of the pandemic and Joe Biden promising to spend additional trillions should he become president the debt will become an even greater economic albatross.

Biden's climate change policy would cause more economic harm than coronavirus.  If you think the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic was bad, be forewarned: the economic impact of former Vice President Joe Biden's new climate change plan would make the last few months look like prosperity.  Biden's original climate change plan was to spend $1.7 trillion over a decade and phase out fossil fuels by 2050.  But that plan was unveiled during the primary season, and since then the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has moved further left.  Apparently, Biden's earlier plan wasn't extreme enough to please the far-left activists who surround him, so he went back to the drawing board and came up with something even more drastic.

Joe Biden [is being] Pressured to Defund the Military, End Space Force as President.  Progressive groups are pushing 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to cut the military budget by hundreds of billions and move his foreign policy platform further left.  They have laid out a progressive wish list that includes cutting the Pentagon's budget by $200 billion each year, ending the refurbishment of the nation's nuclear arsenal begun under Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and getting rid of the Space Force — at a time when U.S. adversaries are ramping up spending in those areas.

Joe Biden Is A Vehicle For The Revolution.  Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a vehicle for the left's cultural revolution, even if he doesn't know it.  Someone might remind him that he's even running.  On Wednesday [7/15/2020], prominent communist, anti-Semite and former Black Panther Angela Davis said Biden could be "effectively pressured," into promoting the agenda of the radical left in pursuit of a complete societal transformation overthrowing existing norms into a new world order.  "I don't see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction," Davis said on "Russia Today."

Sheer Lunacy Rules the Day.  [Scroll down]  Now consider that on October 3, 2003, former Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm gave a speech titled "How to Destroy America."  His prescience is frightening.
  •   First make America a bilingual/bicultural country.  History shows ... that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures.  It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.
  •   Then invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture.  Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal ... there are no cultural differences that are important ... and the black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds.
  •   Make the United States a 'Hispanic Quebec.'  The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity.
  •   Encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. Make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated and add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population.  [Consider the no-go zones that Muslims have now established.]
  •   Get the big foundations and Big Business to give these efforts lots of money.  [Consider that in 2016, "the Ford Foundation was pledging to raise $100 million over six years for the Movement for Black Lives, a self-described 'united front' of the original Black Lives Matter."]
  •   Invest in ethnic identity, and establish the cult of victimology.  Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.  [Think Al Sharpton and company.]
  •   Establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties.  'Celebrate diversity.'  It stresses differences rather than commonalities.

It's just a mask.  [Thread reader] It's just six feet.  It's just two weeks.  It's just for non essential businesses.  It's just for non essential employees.  It's just a bar.  It's just a restaurant.  It's just a salon.  It's just to not overwhelm hospitals.  It's just until the cases go down.  It's just to flatten the curve.  It's just a few inmates.  It's just to keep others from being infected.  It's just a few more weeks.  It's just church.  It's just until we get a vaccine.  It's just an app.  It's just for tracing.  It's just to let people know you have no temperature.  It's just so others know who you've been in contact with.  It's just a few more months.  It's just a few more inmates.  It's just for large gatherings.  It's just until the clinical trials are complete.  It's just an account.  It's just to prevent hateful speech.  It's just to stop hateful content.  It's just to prevent false political stories.  It's just a peaceful protest.  It's just to punish bad cops.  It's just a statue.  It's just a monument.  It's just some graffiti.  It's just them doing what they do.  It's just their freedom of speech.  It's just their freedom of expression.  It's just to show solidarity.  It's just a few sqaure blocks.  It's just a curfew.  It's just an anthem.  It's just a flag.  It's just a football game.  It's just to protect the children.  It's just a little fine.  It's just to prevent a spike.  It's just to achieve distancing.  It's just some skewed statistics.  It's just a few places that won't take currency.  It's just so people can safely vote.

NY Times reveals DNC's 2020 mission.  [Scroll down]  Behind the veil, we see the Democrats are not running for office to serve you.  The end-zone of their 2020 campaign is to embarrass the President and gerrymander congressional districts.  The swamp creatures at the DNC seek only to maintain and expand their power.  They do not care about your individual rights, and they certainly are not concerned with racial equality, nor have they ever been, or any other real-world issues.

Donald Trump's List of 42 Disastrous Things Joe Biden Would Do as President.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday [7/14/2020] listed over 40 different disastrous things that former Vice President Joe Biden proposed to do if elected president.  "It's probably never been a time when candidates are so different," Trump said during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.  "We want law and order; they don't want law and order.  We want strong closed borders with people able to come in through merit, through a legal process; they don't want to have any borders at all."

Tax Day puts GOP focus on Biden's pledge to hike taxes, cutting pay, jobs.  Today's tax filing deadline, delayed by the coronavirus crisis, is bringing a renewed focus by Republicans on Democrat Joe Biden's plans to upend President Trump's tax cuts, costing Americans about $1,200 each, and his lavish spending on new programs that could cost over 500,000 jobs.  "This Tax Day, Americans have a clear reminder that while President Trump has time and again delivered on his pledge to cut taxes and expand opportunities for American families, Joe Biden's radical plan would impose tax hikes on millions of hardworking families," said Republican National Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Democrats Using Trump Hatred to Seduce the Educated and Affluent into Supporting Class Suicide.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile as the mainstream media is successfully manipulating potential voters to be single-mindedly focused on Trump, the party hierarchy is feverishly formulating the execution of their plans for:
  •   The abolishment of the suburbs.  Which would be accomplished by forcing an end to single-family zoning and housing as well as the indiscriminate building of low-income housing wherever the federal government chooses. [...]
  •   The abolition of cash bail nationwide.  As part of their plans to further hamstring and defund the police as well as dramatically reduce the prison population, the Democrats want to eliminate cash bail and immediately release back onto the streets all accused of a crime. [...]
  •   A determination to achieve carbon free electricity generation nationwide within 15 years by installing 500 million solar panels ($2 Trillion) and underwriting community solar energy systems throughout the country ($2 Trillion). [...]
  •   The Democrats are committed to granting citizenship for 11 [to] 22 million illegal immigrants, expanding sanctuary centers, dramatically limiting the ability of ICE to deport criminal aliens and increasing legal immigration.
  •   Biden and the Democrats are all in on nationwide voting by mail and not just in 2020 but permanently.
  •   The Democrats are planning on implementing the largest increase in personal and corporate taxes in history as well as a new carbon tax on all Americans.

Red November:  How the Democratic Party Has Brought America to the Brink of Socialism.  The Democrat Party's presidential primary marked a significant shift, as socialist ideas — openly embraced by the likes of Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — took center stage, bringing the far-left's radical agenda to the mainstream party.  Progressive leaders worked overtime to remove the taboo around the word "socialism" and fundamentally altered the Democratic Party's future — a future they hope to impose on the nation as a whole, as Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel B. Pollak details in his upcoming book, Red November.

Crisis in New York.  What would the city's leaders rather do?  Solve the problems facing millions of residents in a time of soaring crime and stubborn coronavirus?  Or try to score points against President Trump?  Decide for yourself.  Start with Mayor Bill de Blasio.  Hizzoner took great pleasure in helping paint a big yellow "Black Lives Matter" mural on 5th Avenue right in front of Trump Tower.

After President Trump cut off ALL funding to the Palestinian Authority, the Muslim-pandering US House subcommittee votes to give them $250 million in American taxpayer money.  The bill seeks "to restore humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinians," despite the Trump administration having defunded or slashed such funding to virtually zero.  The Senate can and must kill this bill.

The Editor says...
And if the Senate doesn't act, the President can veto it.  So you have to wonder why the House even attempts this stuff.

Dem Rep. McEachin:  Racial and Environmental Justice 'Intertwined'.  During Friday's Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) stated that Americans recognize more has to be done to deal with "two critical and intertwined issues in our nation:  the unfinished work of racial justice and the need for environmental justice to protect our communities."

The Editor says...
What is "environmental justice," and what does the environment have to do with race?

Biden's 2020 Party Platform Proposal Seeks to Abolish America's Suburban Communities.  Joe Biden's radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America's suburban communities by forcing low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding every community with immigrants, legal or otherwise.  The proposal, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in the nation.  Astoundingly, it would also give legal status to all the world's refugees regardless of the legitimacy of their claim to the status.

Left-wing 'Breathe Act' Would Close All Federal Prisons, Immigration Detention Centers.  The left-wing political group Black Lives Matter is seeking support in Congress for radical legislation that would, among other things, close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers.  The bill "would eliminate federal programs and agencies used to finance and expand the U.S. criminal-legal system, such as the Department of Defense 1033 program, the Edward Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant Program, Community Oriented Policing Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement," the bill states.

Biden has adopted almost all of Bernie Sanders' socialist/communist platform.  Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders formed a unity task force to unite moderate and progressive democrats.  In doing so, Biden has taken a big step to the far-left.  They considered climate change, criminal justice reform, education, immigration, health care, and the economy and agree on almost everything.  Some of the wording is copied exactly from Sanders' presidential campaign.

Biden Proposes 'Reimagining' Policing and Fewer Criminals in Prison.  The Biden campaign has released a document that puts forward proposals formulated by task forces appointed by former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.) to reform the criminal justice system.

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Click on the link (i.e., the title of the article above) if you must read the radical left-wing platform.  I won't waste your bandwidth or mine by printing it here.

DNC Platform Proposal:  Flood the U.S. with Migrants.  Tens of millions of Americans are, at present, unemployed.  Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed because of an artificial economic shutdown due to the coronavirus.  They're not out of work because the American economy failed them.  They're out of work because government leadership failed them.  There was never any need to shut down.  There was no need to destroy the world's number-one economy.  But they did it.  And now tens of millions of Americans are unemployed, and the Democrats, as part of their party platform, have a plank designed to invite the world's migrants to the country, flood the country with the world's migrants.  What kind of idiot would inflict that kind of damage on the country, which is already trying to deal with nearly unprecedented levels of damage?  Communist idiots, Marxist idiots.  You know what they're doing.  Democrats want and need a permanent underclass to lord over.

Virginia [is] circling the Green New Drain.  It took the newly empowered Virginia Dems less than six months, but the state is now paying a heavy price for the last election.  Obvious is the ruinous transformation spawned by the pandemic and the never-ending anarchy resulting from BLM-themed mob rule.  Longer-term changes started July 1 as the left's new and controversial laws took effect.  Many are sex-themed:
  •   Elimination of all basic health and safety standards in abortion facilities (higher risk for women).
  •   Incorporation of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (SOGI) as protected statuses (a real threat to religious organizations and a boon for lawyers).
  •   Mandated health coverage for transgender services and requires health carriers to pay for genital reconstruction surgeries (expect increased health care costs).
  •   Special treatment of transgender K-12 students, including bathroom and locker room use, dress codes, pronoun use, and sex-specific school activities (more for the lawyers).
  •   On-demand sex changes on official birth certificates (so much for science).
  •   Prohibits licensed counselors from helping minors overcome unwanted sexual desires but allows licensed professionals to offer "acceptance, support, and understanding" to minors undergoing gender "transition" or exploring unnatural sexual desires (yet another double standard).

Squad members push wide-ranging bill that slashes police funds, gives reparations.  Democratic Reps.  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the BREATHE Act on Tuesday — legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items.  The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish pilot programs for a universal basic income, and afford voting rights and "lifetime education" to all illegal immigrants and incarcerated criminals.

9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Platform.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the policy recommendations of their "unity task force" on Wednesday [7/8/2020]. [...] Here are nine of the most radical proposals in the "unity" document: [...] [#3] "End cash bail."  The platform calls for eliminating cash bail across the country — a radical experiment in criminal justice reform that has only just begun in California and New York, with results that are deeply concerning.  The idea is to reduce inequities, but in practice the end of cash bail means releasing violent criminals to commit more crimes.  One suspect in antisemitic attacks in New York City late last year, for example, was repeatedly re-arrested after her releases.

There is no universal right to residence in the U.S.
Proposed Democrat Platform Gives U.S. Asylum to the World's Migrants.  A proposed policy platform for the Democrat Party, drafted by supporters of presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would give asylum to the world's migrants — inviting them all to the United States to live and work.  The document, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the nation and welcome hundreds of millions of the world's migrants.

But what if there are really 33 million?
Biden immigration plan grants citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] formally embraced citizenship rights for 11 million illegal immigrants and a full erasure of all of President Trump's get-tough border policies, as part of the party's new unity platform.  The former vice president would expand sanctuary locations, limit ICE's ability to deport criminals in local jails, and reverse deportations for some military veterans already ousted because of criminal records.  Perhaps no other issue draws as stark a contrast between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump as immigration.

Spending clash ahead:  Democratic bills banish more statues, block new border barriers, and allow hiring of 'Dreamers'.  House Democrats released spending bills Monday [7/6/2020] that are likely to clash with Senate Republicans and earn a veto threat from President Trump less than three months from a critical government funding deadline.  One spending measure kills any new border wall funding in 2021, another legalizes the hiring of "Dreamers" by members of Congress.  A provision also requires the removal of an expanded list of statues now on display in the Capitol, depicting men linked to the Confederacy and other racial injustices.  The provisions make it more likely the two parties could remain gridlocked on spending ahead of the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, when new funding must be approved to avoid a government shutdown.

The Obama Years Sowed the Seeds for the Current Societal Chaos.  After nearly 40 years of gradual infiltration and eventual domination of the Democrat party, as well as the media, entertainment and education establishments, the radicalized American left in 2008 achieved a major objective.  They found their ideal stealth candidate, Barack Obama.  Not only was he, beneath the façade of glibness and conviviality, a fellow Marxist/socialist, but more importantly, he was able to take advantage of decades of inculcated racial guilt among the populace.  Thus began the final stages of the grand strategy to fundamentally transform the nation, following the installation of the most radical administration in the history of the country.  Revealingly, the victors were unabashedly shameless in their triumph.  In their myopic belief that they and their fellow travelers were permanently ensconced in government, the Obama administration and their sycophants in the media did not hesitate to openly advocate and implement policies not wanted by the electorate.  Whether health care reform, amnesty for illegal aliens, unfettered and unrestrained voting and attendant fraud, gun control or packing the judiciary with likeminded leftists, their primary purpose was not, as they proclaimed, to improve the lives of the citizenry but to make certain the radical left would be permanent occupants in the corridors of power.

Could IT Happen Here?  Yet everything Hitler planned to do was detailed in Mein Kampf just as everything anarchists plan to do in the United States is available online and in books, starting with the anarchist bible:  Saul Alinksy's 1971 book Rules for Radicals.  Alinsky wrote, "It's not enough to persuade them of your competence, talents and courage. ... They must also have faith in your courage to fight the oppressive establishment."  Alinsky stressed the importance of continually changing the end goal so there is never a resolution to the conflict.  Removing Confederate statues quickly became toppling presidential statues and desecrating military monuments.  "Reform the police" was quickly replaced with "defund the police," and now it's "abolish the police."  Should police departments disband (due to budget cuts and/or officers leaving), crime will go up.  Eventually, something would have to replace the hodgepodge of citizenry efforts to maintain law and order.

Six Weeks, Six Cities, 600 Murders.  The single most important issue, affecting some of the largest swaths of populations in America, is the scandal the media ignores even as it explodes in our faces.  In only six weeks, city after city operated by entrenched Democrats have seen a massive expansion in lawlessness, violence, and murder.  Stunningly, many news outlets seem gobsmacked and mystified at how or why such an explosion of lawlessness has occurred. [...] The single most important threat to our nation at this moment are Democrats who are voting in favor of eliminating law enforcement and who are by extension responsible for the greater and greater increase in the loss of life.  They are allowing Marxists and Anarchists to create complete chaos and disorder.  They also seem utterly unconcerned about any lives mattering, black or white.

Do Never-Trump Republicans Know How Liberal Joe Biden Has Become?  President Donald Trump causes people to do the strangest things, but none is as strange as the growing determination by some Republicans to get Joe Biden elected in November, even as Biden moves further and further leftward.  We aren't the only ones who've noticed that, while the country is fixated on the coronavirus panic-demic and race riots, Biden's agenda has shifted sharply to the socialist side of the spectrum.

Trump: Far-Left's 'Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America'.  During Friday's [7/3/2020] address at Mount Rushmore's Independence Day celebration, President Trump said the radical left's goal is "not a better America, their goal is to end America."  "Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America's destiny," Trump told the crowd in front of the American landmark Friday evening.

The Democrat Party Is Destroying America.  [Scroll down]  When they weren't busy chasing tales of fantasy collusion with deep-state operatives, they were harnessing their power over legacy media to derail Trump's Supreme Court nominees while wreaking havoc on institutional norms and eroding the presumption of innocence, one of the most important principles of western law.  They withheld what they characterized as incriminating information, and launched unsubstantiated allegations while the press called for grand structural change and the packing of the Supreme Court to favor pre-determined outcomes over objective jurisprudence.  Now Democrats are relishing in a new 21st-century cultural revolution after having capitalized on liberal academia for decades breeding aggressively woke children who have now permeated the leadership of the nation's institutions.  Statues celebrating American patriotism are being desecrated and vilified as relics of white supremacy.  Anarchists are erecting "autonomous zones" in major cities.  Democrats are heeding calls to "defund police" at a time they're needed the most.

America's Sovereignty Is Teetering on a Precipice.  The current agitation for defunding police departments on top of demanded reparations ignore basic facts of history.  Chaos ensues in the absence of law enforcement, and any monetary benefits from reparations to the descendants of slaves comes on top of the trillions of dollars already spent on programs and scholarships that have helped many blacks to thrive in America.  The current racial narrative uses the oppressor/victim rhetoric to make a new class of victims among white people who are supposed to feel shame because of their race and ancestry.  This is being accomplished through the brainwashing of America's youth and the silencing of white adults who know better.  There is a disregard for the individuality and struggles for millions of white Americans who bear no responsibility either for the sins of their ancestors or the choices of other groups.

Virginia Democrats Seek to Reduce Assault on Cops to Misdemeanor.  Virginia Democrats are eager to declare open season on law enforcement by downgrading an assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor. [...] In other words, you can hurl a brick at a police officer, or gang tackle a police officer, and the worst case scenario is one year in prison, which means about six months in prison ... or a monetary fine.

Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs.  President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix.  It was all about "abolish," about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders.  Trump's riff is effective because it is true.  The Left has gone off the deep end, and they're taking the Democrats with them.  Well, there's another "abolish" the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November.  Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America's suburbs.  Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America's suburbs.

Chuck Schumer's plan to keep the economy in a welfare state coma.  Now the party of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "the Squad," today's Democratic Party isn't exactly renowned for its economic literacy.  But even by the Democrats' low standards for economic policy, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's latest proposal is a doozy.  Schumer's new bill, co-sponsored by fellow Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, would extend the "supercharged" unemployment benefits provided under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, currently set to expire on July 31, through March 2021 or until state unemployment rates fall below 5.5%. [...] The idea here is straightforward enough:  Democrats such as Schumer argue we shouldn't get rid of expanded unemployment benefits until there is no longer widespread unemployment, or else people won't have the resources they need to weather long periods without work.  But Schumer's short-sighted solution gets the problem entirely backward — the expansion of unemployment benefits itself is one of the biggest barriers to getting the unemployment rate back down to normal levels.

The Fatal Flaw in the Electoral Victory Plan of Democrat Elites.  [Scroll down]  Just as the naïve fools in Germany did not realize that once they accepted Hitler into the political hierarchy the die was cast, neither have the naïve fools among the Democrats' establishment realized that once they allied themselves with the Marxists masquerading as democratic socialists and became willing apologists for their twin militant arms, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, that the die is cast.  Whether the Democrat party succeeds or fails to win the White House in November, the elites have lost control of the party in perpetuity.  Thus, the only issue at hand is the reality that if Biden were to win the presidency, these credulous buffoons will be responsible for the nation descending into chaos and potential nationwide civil unrest, as well as obliterating the future for their progeny.  The current Democrat party hierarchy, the media, and the elites in the party are incapable of thwarting the inevitable ultimatums of the radical left.  Further, the left knows that these self-absorbed elitists will cower and surrender in the face of the inevitable violence and aggression fomented by Antifa and Black Lives Matter if they do not get their way.  An unthinkable civil war will no longer be a hypothetical thesis but an escalating reality.

Virginia Democrats Propose Reducing Charge For Assaulting Police Officers.  Virginia Senate Democrats are proposing the reduction of the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a simple misdemeanor offense.  The proposal, one of 28 championed by the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus to reform the state's law enforcement systems, would get rid of the current law that considers an assault of a police officer a Class 6 felony and imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.

The left's Marxist ideology is a fragile 'house of cards' beneath the howling surface.  Economist Thomas Sowell says the left's hair-brained Marxist ideology is so fragile that it "falls apart like a house of cards" under the slightest scrutiny.  Sowell is a best-selling author and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public-policy think tank.  Dr. Sowell says like many of today's misguided leftists, he was a Marxist when he was young.  However, Sowell says he outgrew those immature beliefs once he started working and paying taxes, raising a family, and became an emotionally evolved, responsible adult.

De Blasio agrees to cut $1 billion from New York police budget.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law enforcement and put it toward other social services.  De Blasio said at a press conference Monday that his office presented a budget to City Council over the weekend that would "achieve a billion dollars in savings" for New York police.  He said that the funds will be shifted to programs impacting young people and "communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society."

No, The U.S. Shouldn't Disarm Police Like In The U.K.  Oh, to be in England, where the bobbies patrol without guns, and peace and harmony rule.  That's the idea peddled by The Nation's D.D. Guttenplan, who calls for not only defunding but also disarming the police.  In one sense, you can't deny the logic of his argument.  If you reduce the number of police through defunding and then take away their guns, there are sure to be fewer police-involved shootings.  But defunding and disarming police would also give you more of some things, not the least of them being more violent crime.

The Impossibility of a Police-less Society.  Can a society function without any law enforcement agents?  Let's say that tomorrow, as if by magic, police departments across the country disappeared.  There is no reason to believe that abolishing the police would stop people from committing crimes.  One can easily argue the opposite case — that the absence of police would encourage crime — but there is simply no way to imagine that crime would decrease following the abolition of the police.  So, we would still have murder, rape, assault, theft, arson, vandalism, and the rest, more or less as we have them now.  What, if anything, would be done about them?

Economist Stephen Moore Warns Of Biden 'Left-Wing' Agenda.  "[I]f Biden were to win the election, your voting not just for Joe Biden, but for a very left-wing economic agenda that would potentially do serious harm," Moore said.  "Those are the factors that make investors very nervous right now.  And you can see it with the performance of the stock market this week."  He added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would effectively be "co-president" in a Biden administration.  "You've got Democrats running for higher taxes. ... What happened to the moderate wing of the Democratic Party?  It's silent," he said.

Rick Scott:  Expect Dems to End Filibuster, Stack Supreme Court If Biden Wins.  During Hugh Hewitt's Friday [6/26/2020] broadcast, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) warned of the consequences of a Joe Biden victory in November.  The Florida Republican lawmaker said Senate Democrats would end the filibuster when asked by host Hugh Hewitt.

Conservatives Are Treated like Second-Class Citizens, and That's Dangerous.  What use is a federal government that refuses to protect our basic constitutional rights? [...] Democrat mayors and governors are bankrupting American citizens by preventing them from engaging in simple commerce, and they're getting away with it.  Street mobs across America are causing millions of dollars in property damage, destroying priceless historical monuments; killing police officers; and targeting random, unlucky citizens based on the color of their skin, and the press cheerlead the madness and defend the murderers and arsonists as heroes.  John Kerry just the other day threatened the United States by declaring that if Democrats don't win the election in November, they will insist on "revolution."  Revolution?  How else can you describe this incendiary cocktail of mob violence and flagrant denial of conservatives' constitutional rights, aided and abetted and kept volatile by Democrat mayors who applaud the mayhem, Democrat prosecutors who refuse to enforce the law, and Democrat-aligned corporations who happily treat conservatives as second-class citizens?

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.  The Minneapolis City Council on Friday [6/26/2020] unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd.

2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry.  The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues.  It is not anymore.  Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in November.  The left had cited Trump's tweets and erratic firings as windows into his dark soul.  The right had replied that an addled and befuddled Joe Biden was not really a candidate at all.  Instead, he was a mere facsimile who would have to be carried to Election Day on the shoulders of the Democratic Party, only shortly to fade away.  Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda through succession that she could not through election.

House Democrats will vote to make Washington D.C. a state - and rename the District of Columbia the Douglass Commonwealth.  House Democrats are poised to approve Washington, D.C., becoming the nation's 51st state in a historic vote scheduled for Friday [6/26/2020].  Washington the 'District of Columbia' would be no longer, the bill's language says, as the new state would be referred to as 'Washington, Douglass Commonwealth' — swapping out Italian explorer Christopher Columbus for Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

More about Statehood for the District of Columbia

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?  Democrats' Robin Hood policies of taking from the rich to give to the poor are imbedded in the DNA of party members and loyalists.  From FDR's New Deal to Johnson's Great Society,[i] welfare programs were established to support those less fortunate than others.  However, since the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Democrat-led initiatives that were initially designed to assist black Americans are now being recognized as contributing factors to that community's plight today.  Democrats have utilized these programs as a means to obtain power and subjugate blacks rather than a tool to empower them.  These liberal policy failures have been on full display after weeks of Black Lives Matters protests, riots, and looting, yet leftists are making even more incredible demands under the guise of equality.  But what they're actually doing is continuing their decades-long history of stealing from Americans — our traditions, values, freedoms, property, and security.

The leftist war on America's police is intended to oust Trump.  Democrats, with their simultaneous attacks against both Trump and civil order, are hoping they can herd people into voting for Biden, with the promise that a Biden presidency will bring peace.  And it will — a Roman peace, along the lines of Tacitus's famous statement that the Romans "ravage, they slaughter, they seize by false pretenses, and all of this they hail as the construction of empire.  And when in their wake nothing remains but a desert, they call that peace."  To that end, the Democrats are busy ravaging, slaughtering, and seizing by false pretenses.  For those wondering whether this is an exaggeration, think what's been happening over the last few days around America thanks to police either pulling back because they're being scapegoated or, in extremely leftist cities, being told to stand down to let the rioters have their play on the streets.

The Soviet Plan for 'Ideological Subversion' Describes Our Current Turmoil.  A good friend of mine who fled the Soviet Union many years ago recently sent me a most chilling interview on You Tube.  Under ten minutes long, it needs to be seen by every American who wonders why the country is unraveling before our very eyes.  The interview features Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB spy and state media propagandist who defected to Canada in 1970.  Bezmenov cogently explains how "ideological subversion" is an essential method used by communists to undermine and destabilize Western countries.  His explanation crystallizes so much of what has happened in America in the last 40 years.

Boston politicians make push for 10% police pay cut, hundreds of millions for social programs.  A majority of Boston's City Council is demanding that Mayor Martin Walsh cut the police budget by 10% and move more than $300 million to social programs, according to a letter the councilors delivered to Walsh on Friday, the Juneteenth holiday.  "A Black and Brown Agenda for Boston is about more than just rhetoric, it is about the lives of Black and Brown Bostonians — the value of which is not up for debate," the letter states.  "At this time in our nation's history, we need swift, decisive and comprehensive action."

Pelosi's gamble.  Why in the world would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put together a $3 trillion bill that has no chance in high heaven of being enacted?  And force Democrats to vote for it anyway?  Her strategy in this episode didn't quite fit her image in the media as a brilliant political boss.  Instead, her pursuit of a legislative package to nowhere was what Republicans saw as an effort to keep her squabbling caucus united.

There's a reason racial tension is rising in America - it's by design.  In California, Democrats are moving to repeal Proposition 209. Proposition 209 explicitly bans racial discrimination in hiring and education.  In other words, Democrats in California are now fighting for discrimination.  This is not considered strange in 2020.  No one even mentions it.  A couple of weeks ago, Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced plans to bring universal health insurance to his state, but not for all citizens, just for people with the right skin color.  Everyone else would pay, but only certain ethnic groups would benefit.  Andy Beshear is still in office.  No one has tried to impeach him for suggesting this because ideas like this are everywhere now.  They're totally unchallenged.  This is the most divisive possible way to run a country.  If you wanted to make certain that your children would hate each other, you would hold them to different standards, and they certainly would.  There is a reason that racial tension is rising in this country — it's by design.

Minnesota Democrats Want $300 million Riot Rehab Scheme.  Minnesotans, the country, and the world watched shocked as over 1500 buildings and businesses were damaged or destroyed in Minneapolis from days of rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd.  Now the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) who control the Minnesota House, in emergency special session, demand passage of a $300 million economic aid package to rebuild the charred battleground that remains following the abject failure of DFL leadership.  This week those same DFL lawmakers who poured gasoline into a tinder box then stepped back, stood down law enforcement, and watched it all go up in smoke, seek taxpayer funds to tidy up their moral deficits.

Our Forefathers [are being] Condemned as Immoral by the Worst Among Us.  As statues again come down as our culture is further torn up, something goes unsaid and often unnoticed:  Notable Western historical figures are being condemned as immoral — by the most immoral, decadent, depraved people among us.  The cultural revolutionaries attacking statues and what they represent, generally speaking:
  •   support prenatal infanticide, which claims one million babies yearly in the U.S. and 40 to 50 million worldwide;
  •   are products of our Sexual Devolution, meaning they're what we used to call people of "easy virtue"; in fact, they're often downright depraved;
  •   are vulgar as can be, violating the biblical injunction to rid themselves "of all such things as these:  anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips";
  •   support socialism, even though it now can be easily known that it's a system causing death, destruction and misery.

Defund the police? How many sharks can the Democrats jump?  [Scroll down]  Looking now at the defund-the-police mania, one has to wonder:  Has their unbridled hatred and fear of the Orange Man brought them to this peak of over-reach, where they lose all touch with the mainstream of American voters and pitch themselves into a decline toward eventual oblivion?  Have they jumped the shark?  Victor Davis Hanson predicted as much a year ago:  "What is strange about the new envisioned progressive agendas for 2020 is that no serious Democratic presidential candidate next year could ever run on them."  Agendas like these:
  •   A Green New Deal, key features of which include eliminating the internal combustion engine, the fossil-fuel industry, air travel, and cow farts.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has embraced the GND.
  •   Abortion to the level of indifference to infanticide, a position that Ralph Northam, Virginia's Democratic governor, brought into the light last year.
  •   Open borders and abolishing internal immigration enforcement (i.e., ICE).  Notwithstanding its temporary eclipse by the COVID pandemic, this one is still very much alive.
  •   Providing "free" medical services and other benefits to "undocumented" residents, a bid to turn the entire United States into California.
Each agenda item, whenever publicly broached, looked like political suicide for the party that nurtured it, but strangely enough it seems to have had little effect on overall poll numbers.  Will the idea of defunding/abolishing the police be any different?

The Left's Premature Revolution.  In their mad dash to exploit the tragic death of George Floyd, the left and their militant cohorts ignored the advice of their forefathers, Marx and Lenin, who admonished that revolutions take time and patience.  Perhaps if they had waited until Donald Trump was no longer in office, there was no recent pandemic lockdown and the occupant of the White House was virtually any Democrat or the typical Republican composite of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, the radical left would have been far more successful in wringing out dramatic concessions that would move the country markedly left.  But, thanks to their lack of patience, the American people now know who these people are and what they stand for which is prompting a brewing albeit silent backlash.

Liberal Groups Endorse Plan to Expand Supreme Court to 11.  Several prominent liberal groups are joining the push by some Democrats to expand the Supreme Court to eleven justices, a move designed to eliminate the Court's current 5-4 conservative majority.

All the 'News' That's Fit to Apologize For.  I've often joked that the enemies of America didn't need to bother trying to destroy our country, that the political left would eventually do it for them from within.  The only thing I got wrong was the timing.  I thought it would be the long con — an extended timeline of chipping away at rights through the legislative process.  Instead, Democrats are throwing everything behind the short con — pushing for violent insurrection right now, another progressive burning of the Reichstag, hoping it will carry them through November and into power.  But much of that anger is directed inward, a circular firing squad of wokeness, and I, for one, am enjoying it all.  As the people who created and encouraged the angry mob scramble to appease it, hoping to be spared its rage, they're failing miserably.  In fact, more left-wing scalps have been claimed in this mess than anyone else.

Don't let them pull off the revolution!  Having experienced firsthand the death and devastation caused by the ascent to power of Hitler and the Nazis, I see many frightening parallels between the ongoing efforts to foment revolution in America and the takeover of Germany by the Nazis. [...] The most potent of these tactics is the notion that all of your problems are created by another group of citizens due to their unfairness to you.  It is a siren song that has been successfully used by despots such as Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin to achieve unbridled power.  Over the past century, untold millions of human beings paid with their lives for falling prey to this despicable tactic.  There is little tactical difference between the current radical American left and these same despots as the left fully embraces the tactics of fascism, substituting multiculturalism for nationalism, and the tenets of communism, with identity groups replacing classes.

Democrats Unveil Legislation to Bring Sweeping Changes to Law Enforcement in America.  A bicameral group of Democrats introduced legislation that aims to increase transparency and accountability in law enforcement nationwide.  The bill was crafted in response to the national protest held after the death of Mr. George Floyd. [...] The Congressional Black Caucus authored the Justice in Policing Act to address the use of excessive force by police, specifically in black and minority communities, who say that access force is often unnecessarily used. [...] The package will remove barriers to prosecuting police misconduct by addressing the qualified immunity doctrine.  It will demilitarize the police by limiting the transfer of military weaponry to state and local police departments, combat police brutality by requiring body and dashboard cameras, ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants for drug cases, and create a national database disclosing the names of officers with patterns of abuse.  It also includes a bill passed by the House earlier this year that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

The Democrats' Insane Vow to Disband Police.  Fake news media's campaign to demonize police and Democrats' vow to disband police departments are totally insane.  Can you imagine what gangs such as MS-13 would do to this country without police intervention?  America has over 33,000 gangs with over 1.4 million members.  For decades, Democrats have tried every dirty trick in the book to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms.  They claim that you should always call the police rather than defend yourself.  While still insisting that we surrender our guns, Democrats have begun defunding and disbanding police departments.  Antifa has boldly announced that it will begin invading the homes of white Americans.  Without guns or police, what are Americans supposed to use to stop anarchists from robbing, raping, and murdering their families?  Harsh language?

Complete Cop Out.  In order to prevent even a single future case of police malfeasance, liberals are now demanding to "defund the police" (which essentially means cutting training budgets, which won't give us better cops) or getting rid of the police entirely and replacing them with (wait for it!) unarmed Rapid Response Social Workers. [...] Realistically, all these social workers could really do is show up at crime scenes after the fact, and help the victims and survivors (if any) process the experience in emotionally healthy ways that don't in any way denigrate those who have been forced into crime by unfortunate circumstances and societal injustice.  Still, we want to be fair about giving this new system a chance.  So we suggest that the first team of rapid response social workers be deployed to Chicago to clean up that pesky "inner city black genocide" thing.  Because in those mean streets, there are clearly a lot of killers who desperately need a hug.

Minneapolis City Council announces plans to disband police department.  Members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced plans to disband their embattled police department in the wake of worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of cops.  The nine council members, who form a veto-proof majority, committed to de-funding the department and moving toward a community-based public safety model during a rally at the city's Powderhorn Park, local reports said.  "It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe," said council president Lisa Bender, according to Fox9.  "Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period."

Escape while you can.  De Blasio defunding NYPD.  Earlier today [6/7/2020], while discussing AOC's half-baked proposal to defund the police, I noted what the unfortunate results of such a move would be.  Thankfully, that was only a hypothetical conversation, at least until a few hours later.  No matter how bad things might get in New York City under the administration of Bill de Blasio, we were never going to fall that far down the rabbit hole, right?  Well, hang onto your hat, Alice, and keep an eye out for a giant bunny with a pocket watch.  After just saying on Friday that he was opposed to doing anything along those lines, Hizzoner did yet another complete about-face and announced plans to "shift funds away" from the NYPD.

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey rejects city council's push to defund police, despite veto-proof majority.  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Sunday reiterated that he doesn't support abolishing the city's police force, hours after a veto-proof majority of members of the Minneapolis City Council said they want to take that drastic step in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd.  Frey, who ordered a police station to evacuate as rioters burned it to the ground last month, was shouted down by a large gathering of demonstrators near his home on Saturday when he defied their demands to shutter the city's police forces entirely.  "I'll work relentlessly with Chief [Medaria] Arradondo and alongside community toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture," Frey said in a statement to KARE.  "We're ready to dig in and enact more community-led, public safety strategies on behalf of our city.  But, I do not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department."

Minneapolis City Council Promises to Abolish the Police; 'Police-free Future'.  A veto-proof majority of the Democrat-dominated Minneapolis City Council announced Sunday that it had bowed to Black Lives Matter protesters' demands to abolish the police, promising the demonstration a "police-free future."

De Blasio:  NYC to cut NYPD funding, shift it to social services.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday [6/7/2020] he would accede to protesters' demands by moving to shift funds away from the NYPD toward social services.  During his daily briefing, the mayor addressed the demonstrations that have gripped the city and nation for almost two weeks following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.  De Blasio announced a number of reforms as proposed by a task force on racial inclusion, one of which was to shift funding from the police force to youth initiatives.

NYC to shift funding from NYPD to youth and social services, de Blasio says.  Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged Sunday [6/7/2020] to shift funding from the NYPD to support youth and social services instead.  The mayor said the details would be worked out through the city budget process over the next three weeks.  "We are committed to shifting resources," de Blasio said.  "The investments in our youth are foundational."  The mayor added that the defunding of the NYPD will be done in a way that does not compromise the safety of New Yorkers.

The Worst 'Progressive' Idea Yet:  Hey, Let's Get Rid Of The Police!  Awful ideas have sprung up from the craziness of this annus horribilis like poison mushrooms after spring rain.  But no idea is as bad as Big City mayors and their D.C. Democrat allies calling for the abolition of police departments.  Do they not understand that, without enforcement, there can be no rule of law?  Or is that the idea?  The left's war on the very idea of the law now seemingly knows no bounds.  Politicians have all but declared open season on their police departments, even as they decry the mayhem, chaos, death and destruction from more than a week of violent protests nationwide following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Regressive Left Embraces Their Inner '60s Radical ... With a Difference.  [Scroll down]  The results of the 2016 election were a seismic shock of immeasurable magnitude to them.  Recovery involved a complete dedication to the undoing of that event. [...] Although much of the country seems oblivious to the outrages committed in Russiagate/Obamagate, for example, with many people persisting in the idea that Trump is Putin's puppet and Michael Flynn a traitor, Trump and the right seemed to keep bouncing back.  In other words, propaganda works.  But it hasn't yet clinched the deal.  So more recently, the left has escalated.  COVID was turned into an excuse to gravely wound the economy.  And now that the COVID episode was beginning to calm down and there might not even be a lethal enough second wave to deal a fatal blow to Trump, we have the revival of the 60s civil unrest and racial riots, one of the most terrible aspects of that decade.

What Do They Really Want?  [Scroll down]  The New York Times reports that Minneapolis, like all the other places on fire, is one of the most liberal cities in the nation.  Surpassing even Seattle, Minneapolis has black people on the City Council.  Two of these black council members are transgender.  None of them is a Republican.  Juneteenth gets a yearly parade, and the police chief, until this week, was a black man.  They're so devoted to fighting racism that you can't zone for single-family housing anymore — ostensibly to make the housing cheaper for blacks and to keep richer whites from having better neighborhoods to move to.  This means that Minneapolis and all the other left-wing cities on fire already do everything they can to police the police — and if they go any farther, they'll have to get rid of them altogether.

'Defund the police'? The method to the Left's madness.  Certain leftists want to eliminate the police because they want to become the police.  Or, at least, they want their foot soldiers to fill that role. [...] What would this actually look like?  Maybe the Crips or Bloods, social-justice warriors, ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter types, or perhaps a combination of the preceding.  But one could easily foresee this "transformative" group quickly transforming into de facto police, with guns, batons, handcuffs and the works — and a really bad attitude.  One could also envision them enforcing laws selectively, in accordance with a "woke," leftist agenda, and mainly against groups deemed "victimizers" (whites, Christians, etc.) while turning a blind eye to crimes against those groups.  The foot soldiers would have the perfect rationalization, too:  Since they've bought the lie that white police abuse minorities, they'd figure that "turnabout is fair play" — and relish the opportunity for vengeance.

Members of Minneapolis City Council vow to 'dismantle' police department following George Floyd's death.  Minneapolis City Council members are expected to hold an emergency meeting Friday to vote on some of the first changes to the city's police department following the death of George Floyd, with some of the council's members vowing to "dismantle" the police department, according to the Star Tribune.  The council is working with the state's Department of Human Rights on a stipulated restraining order that would require some immediate changes to the police department.  The order would also set up a timeline for an investigation into whether the police department participated in racial discrimination over the last 10 years.

Understanding the Far-Left Threat.  [Scroll down]  Still, the myth of systemic racism, like the view that whites are a privileged group, persists.  Why?  The answer is that the left needs it.  For if the United States is an irredeemably racist country, then the left will be justified in destroying it, which is precisely what the left seeks to do.

Why on Earth am I So Hopeful?  It should be plain for anyone with a working brain that the corona virus was a gift for the progressives because there was no way they could compete with Trump's success with the economy.  With the media sounding their doomsday mantra, the booming economy, and the historically low unemployment rates for minorities disappeared and the Democrats silently cheered.  To ensure that the economy would not blast back quickly after the crisis ended, the Congressional Democrats pushed through an outrageous $600 a week in unemployment checks.  Who could resist getting hefty checks for not working?  The Democrat base has always partly consisted of those dependent on cradle to grave government checks.  The fact that the taxpayers pay for those checks is a message that is never mentioned by these legislators demanding tax increases to pay for their munificence.

What's Trump Got To Do With The George Floyd Riots?  Almost everything connected George Floyd's tragic death and the subsequent riots involve Democratic leaders.  So naturally, President Donald Trump is taking the blame.  Start at the beginning.  George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, a liberal city (the New York Times calls it "one of America's most liberal cities") in a liberal state (that hasn't voted for a Republican for president since 1972).  In 2017, Larry Jacobs, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, observed that "In Minneapolis, we have one of the most liberal activist agendas in the U.S.  They are seeking to accomplish at the municipal level what isn't being done at the federal level."  Even that wasn't liberal enough for city dwellers, who booted out a liberal mayor in November 2017 for an even more leftist mayor, Jacob Frey.  He ran promising more affordable housing and, if you can believe it, improved police-community relations.

The Specter of Socialism.  A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism.  We have gotten a nasty preview of it during the Coronavirus epidemic.  We've experienced empty shelves, food shortages, limits on what you can buy, and also the attack on civil liberties, on freedom of assembly, on religious liberty, on privacy.  So we've endured on a temporary basis what, under socialism, we are likely to endure on a permanent basis.  Yet socialism has somehow entered the mainstream of political debate.  Suddenly, almost out of nowhere, we have these strange socialist characters — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders — and a whole political party that seems magnetically drawn toward the socialist camp.  This development by itself is surpassingly strange, because socialism is arguably the most discredited idea since slavery.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Every Crisis' Including Coronavirus Is an Opportunity to Advance Leftist Agenda.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference on Wednesday that "every crisis" is an opportunity to advance a leftist agenda.  "We have to open the economy, we have to do so in a way that gives more opportunity for access to care, to credit, to opportunity," Pelosi said during a press conference regarding her coronavirus phase four bill, the HEROES Act.  "Just as Mr. Clyburn said, this is an opportunity, every crisis is," Pelosi added.

Biden offshore drilling ban would kill 200,000 jobs, oil lobby says.  Joe Biden's proposal to ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters would cost nearly 200,000 jobs, strip the U.S. government of billions in dollars of revenue, and potentially push production to other countries, according to a new study commissioned by the industry's trade group.  The study, released Tuesday [5/26/2020] by the National Ocean Industries Association, does not name Biden.  But its release is intended to underscore the potential consequences of Biden's proposal to prevent the U.S. government from issuing new oil and gas drilling permits in federal waters, which had experienced record oil production before the coronavirus halted demand.

Some Non-Negotiable Demands for Utopia: the Covid-19 Global Solidarity Manifesto.  [Scroll down]  It is well-designed, having that look of authentic simplicity that disarms skepticism, and it is indeed short, simple and declarative.  Its nine main points begin with the words, "We demand ..."  What's being demanded we'll come onto in due course, but the petition varies its demands with assurances that these things are going to happen anyway.  Oh yes.  This kind of writing is known as the "imperative indicative," but it's less imperative than they might wish because the element of threat is so understated. [...] There is only one way the world could afford to pay for this catalogue of costly benefits and that is if we were able to achieve a fantasy of high economic growth without end.  Unfortunately, that prospect is scotched by Demand #3 which calls for "the fantasy of endless growth" in unsustainable capitalist economies, "[to] be replaced with cooperatively based economies of care, where human life, biodiversity, and our natural resources are conserved and a universal basic income is guaranteed so that governments can work together to combat the existential threat of climate change."

CNBC Reporter:  Biden Is Offering Most Expensive Tax Plan Of Any Democratic Candidate In Recent History.  Joe Biden is presented by Democrats and the media as a moderate, but that's simply not true.  His tax plan is ridiculously expensive.  It would spend trillions more than even Hillary Clinton's tax plan in 2016.  Robert Frank of CNBC recently laid it all out.

Pelosi's Leninist Stimulus Bill.  As soon as the Bolsheviks took over Russia in October 1917, Vladimir Lenin began churning out rubles.  In fact, he spent half the state's revenue on just the printing of new currency.  Within a year, the ruble was worth 100,000,000 times less than it had been before the communists took over.  Existing rubles, and any investment denominated in rubles, were worthless.  Lenin's inflationary program was not a response to the need for an increased money supply.  It was a deliberate strategy designed to eliminate money as a means of transactions and, with it, to crush capitalism.  From that point on, the state would directly control the means of production and distribution, and the people would, in theory, be dependent on the state for all goods and services.

Pelosi Accuses Senate GOP of 'Political Retribution' for Not Passing $3 Trillion Stimulus Bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw a political tantrum on Twitter, scolding Republicans in the Senate for putting "lives and livelihoods" at risk by not holding a vote on her party's $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.  [Tweet]  I'm not sure how authorizing "expedited green cards" for migrant health workers and opening up banking services to cannabis businesses saves lives and jobs, but it's a huge bill with a lot of words in it.  I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

Democrats Brazenly Try to Buy Illegal Alien Votes in Latest Pork Legislation.  Speaker Pelosi and her merry band of sycophants, who currently control the House, just passed a 3 Trillion dollar liberal wish list spending package which insures 16 Billion in stimulus checks to Illegal Aliens.  The HEROES Act, which has no pathway to becoming law, includes a provision that would retroactively send payments to any illegal person who filed a Federal Income tax return for 2018 or 2019 with a tax ID number.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated the bill has no chance of passage in the Senate and President Trump has publicly declared if it did, he would veto it.  Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lays out the absurdity of Pelosi's bill.

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The very fact that the Democrats are trying to buy the votes of those who can't legally vote at all says a lot about the state of our election system.

Hubris and Miscalculation:  The left's bid to exploit the virus to defeat Trump.  Confident of their ability to defeat Trump with their radical, pro-illegal alien, pro-criminal, pro-socialist agenda, the left is badly overreaching.  House speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed $3-trillion monstrosity stimulus is a joke.  The trillions they pledged under the rubric of the COVID-19 disaster is trillions more added to our national debt.  The stimulus will be money printed, distributed, and spent as if it were grown on trees.  Irresponsible states such as California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois hope to use the virus to cheat the American taxpayers into rescuing them from their own profligacy.  The more they can successfully blame the virus for their own gross mishandling of their states' funds, the more they think they can cash in on their own catastrophic governmental errors in judgment.

Democrats will pay price for hurting the economy in the election.  Democrats have defined themselves as the shutdown party and, in the short term, that has served them well.  The lockdown governors such as Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan have lofty approval ratings.  The Republican governors who have opened up their states are less popular.  Government power and restrictions have been popular during this time of crisis.  This is what liberals believe in.  In Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed a massive $3 trillion pork barrel spending package through the House that redistributes income to numerous left wing causes, like those overinflated pensions run by blue states, and it does not even pretend to assist the private economy.  This 1,800 page legislation mentions the economy less than five times. [...] Voters will see the chaos in cities led by Democrats, particularly New York and Los Angeles.  They will see people fleeing from blue states in the north to red states in the south, where businesses are treated like assets instead of criminals.  They will realize that Democrats are the party of welfare, high taxes, and more government restrictions on the private economy.

House Democrats voted to give illegal immigrants $16 billion in stimulus checks.  The House's recently passed $3 trillion spending package provides more than $16 billion in coronavirus stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who file tax returns without Social Security numbers, according to an analysis.  The chamber's HEROES Act, written by House Democrats, passed on Friday 208-199 with just one Republican, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), voting for the bill and 23 members not present.  The bill includes a provision to provide retroactive stimulus payments to illegal immigrants who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 with tax ID numbers under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.  It would also allow illegal immigrants with tax IDs to qualify for a second round of stimulus payments.

The 75-pages buried in Pelosi's 1,815-page 'Heroes Act' that would keep Democrats in power forever.  [Scroll down]  To get a better idea of what this legislation is all about, spend some time perusing "Division P" of the legislation, starting on page 1452. This 75-page gem (This Act may be cited as the "American Coronavirus/COVID-19 Election Safety and Security Act" or the "ACCESS Act") is all about federalizing voting practices and procedures, and is essentially Pelosi's H.R. 1 reincarnated to include mail-in voting.  This is what the end game is all about ... "access" for everyone to vote.  And not for Donald Trump.

New House vote-by-proxy measure sets off screaming alarms as Pelosi gobbles power.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially told members of Congress they don't need to show up for work anymore and she will take care of voting for them.  The California Democrat led members of the House to pass legislation on Friday [5/15/2020] that allows lawmakers to stay home and vote by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic.  The unprecedented bill coincided with the approval of a massive $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that has objecting Republicans reeling.

Nancy Pelosi is Once Again Trying to Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz.  For the second time in as many weeks, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis to push her abortion agenda on the American people.  During the development of the first stimulus bill to tackle the coronavirus situation, White House officials caught Pelosi trying to force Americans to fund abortions because she put funding in the bill under a section of HHS where the provisions of the Hyde Amendment would not apply.  Now, Pelosi is trying to include funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion company in the bill to provide economic relief for small businesses, even though Planned Parenthood is a profitable abortion corporation that technically is a nonprofit.  As The Hill reports, Pelosi wanted to include Planned Parenthood in the mix with small businesses so it could get taxpayer dollars over the objections of pro-life Americans.

House Democrats pass doomed $3T coronavirus relief bill.  House Democrats passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday night [5/15/2020] despite Senate Republicans and President Trump declaring the so-called Heroes Act dead on arrival.  Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California complained that the 1,800-page bill was "the largest bill in the history of Congress" — and that it was unfurled this week without a committee hearing.  Democrats defended the bill, arguing that Republican foot-dragging forced them to move ahead with a unilateral proposal.

Pelosi's crazy $3T coronavirus spending bill may have secret purpose — Don't underestimate her.  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill she and her allies had written — a bill passed by House Democrats Friday night with only a single Republican vote in support — my first reaction was that it would be dead on arrival in the Senate and that the move made no sense.  The bill is the most expensive spending bill ever passed in the history of the House of Representatives, but Pelosi took no public comment, no Republican input, and didn't consult with the Republican-controlled Senate or the White House on the bill. [...] There are a remarkable number of impossible-to-explain provisions in the bill.

House passes plan for proxy voting, despite GOP objections.  The House of Representatives enacted an unprecedented plan Friday [5/14/2020] to allow for proxy House votes and remote committee meetings during the coronavirus pandemic for the first time in history.  The vote was 217-189 in the House Friday evening, reflecting the widespread GOP objections to changing the procedures in the House.  The plan will allow for absent members to cast votes by proxy on the House floor and for committees to allow members and witnesses to join from home for 45 days.  The special provisions could be renewed or modified for the remainder of the congressional term that ends in January.

Democrats Break with Nancy Pelosi on $3 Trillion Coronavirus Bill.  House Democrats started breaking with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday [5/15/2020] as Congress' lower chamber prepares to vote on the $3 trillion, 1,815-page bill. [...] Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) said he will also vote against the $3 trillion coronavirus bill.  He called the legislation "Washington politics at its worst" and "now is not the time to advance a partisan wish list or refuse to come to the negotiating table."

A Farrago of Democrat Delusions Will Bury Them in 2020.  To judge from campaign oratory, it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that the Democrats and Republicans are contesting for the honor of governing the same country this election year.  The Democrats describe a country where, if the administration had acted more quickly and subjected the entire population to constant testing for the coronavirus even before any of its characteristics were known, Americans would have been spared scores of thousands of avoidable deaths.  It is a country where there is now no alternative to a near-complete national shutdown while the whole population submits to constant testing and anyone with whom an identified COVID-sufferer has met in the previous 14 days must be hunted down and forcibly quarantined. [...] It is hard to credit that the Democratic Party has adopted this fairy tale until its interpretation of recent legal events is taken on board.

Pelosi's $3 trillion coronavirus bill lets her play left-wing Santa Claus with your tax dollars.  It's a good seven months until Christmas, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already playing Santa Claus with taxpayer money.  The California Democrat is proposing a $3 trillion bill, titled the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, that is packed full of gifts to Democrats.  And incredibly, this is the pared-down version.  The New York Times reports that the original Democratic bill asked for $4 trillion.

Democrats $3 trillion wish list shows irresponsibility during national crisis.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced another $3 trillion of spending as the Democrats' latest response to the coronavirus pandemic.  At over 1,800 pages, the mammoth legislation is a cynical left-wing wish not rooted in reality.  It demonstrates that the Democrats are irresponsible and unfitted to govern at a time of crisis.  Some $2.9 trillion of spending already out the door means that by next year the federal debt is likely to be higher than the record set in World War II — a milestone that wasn't supposed to be reached until over a decade from now.  Now, Pelosi wants to pile on another $3 trillion on top of that record profligacy.  For that amount of money, Washington could simply send out a $10,000 check to every person in the United States or $23,000 checks to every household.  Either of those plans would be simpler and more effective than what Pelosi has in mind.

Forget Pelosi's Boondoggle Bill — Take Taxes to Zero Instead.  After spending most of the pandemic crisis on vacation, an ice cream-fortified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi finally emerged from her magnificent kitchen to propose a behemoth mess of a spending bill to allegedly save America's faltering economy.  Her 1,815-page proposal forms the "War and Peace" of legislative monstrosities.  In fact, the endless big-government wish list contains generous payments for illegal immigrants, tax credits for wealthy residents of high-tax states, massive grants to fiscally irresponsible states, a national prohibition on identification for voters, and even federal loans for lobbyists.  This $3 trillion disaster would massively balloon the federal debt only to consolidate administrative state power and deepen dependency on federal programs.

$3 trillion Dem bill would grant amnesty to illegal aliens!  What would be bought with the $3 trillion Democrats are proposing in yet another massive coronavirus stimulus bill?  For one thing, amnesty until the end of the coronavirus for millions of illegal aliens who have "essential" jobs.  And the distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks people in the country illegally.  Along with huge tax breaks for the millionaire and billionaire classes in the Democratic Party.

The Real Reason Why Pelosi Is Finally Putting the House Back to Work.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is finally bringing the House of Representatives back to work for a vote on Friday.  The House went into recess on March 14 after passing the coronavirus stimulus bill, the CARES Act.  Representatives briefly returned in late April to pass extra funding for the Paycheck Protection Act, but then they went into recess again.  While the Senate went back to work last Monday, the House has remained in recess for two months.  Both chambers went into recess citing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, as the Washington, D.C., area is a COVID-19 hotspot.  On Tuesday, Pelosi unveiled her $3 trillion bill supposedly focused on providing more relief for Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  Like her previous efforts, however, the bill is jam-packed with lefty wish-list items, including vote-by-mail provisions, unemployment checks that actually pay workers more than they would receive on the job, and a repeal of part of Trump's 2017 tax cuts, among other things.

House Bill Is a $3 Trillion Left-Wing Bonanza.  This is, in summary form, some of what the bill contains:
  •   Nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments, ostensibly to make up for anticipated budget shortfalls due to the virus.  $540 billion is earmarked for the states, divided according to a formula. [...]
  •   Another round of $1,200 payments to individual Americans.
  •   $175 billion to health care providers, to reimburse them for lost revenue because "nonessential" health care has largely, and unnecessarily, been made illegal in most states.
  •   $100 billion for "stimulus funding" for education.  This has no apparent relationship to the coronavirus.
  •   Forgiveness of federal and state student loans, up to $10,000 per person.  Again, no relationship to the disease.
  •   $75 billion in "assistance for homeowners."  I take it this is to make up for missed mortgage payments.  Also, $100 billion "to help low-income renters avoid evictions."  So taxpayers will be paying other people's rent as well as mortgages.
  •   State transit authorities would get $15 billion.  I am not sure why.  So more mass transit can help the next disease to spread faster?
  •   $75 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.  Just because.

10 Pet Projects in Pelosi's $3T 'Democratic Wish List' Coronavirus Bill.  After delaying the House of Representatives meeting for weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled a $3 trillion coronavirus bill in a conference call on Tuesday.  Politico had predicted the bill would be a "Democratic wish list filled up with all the party's favored policies," and that "neither this bill nor anything resembling it will ever become law."  Even so, the speaker's efforts recall Democrats' continued attempts not to let a crisis go to waste.

Democrats propose coronavirus relief package to send $2,000 to each American every month until after the pandemic is over.  Democrat senators have released plans for a coronavirus relief package to send $2,000 to each American every month until after the pandemic is over.  Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey introduced a bill Friday to send a direct payment of $2,000 each month to people who make less than $120,000, as record job losses have left millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.  Unemployment hit historic highs this week, with the US economy losing a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April - the steepest plunge since the Great Depression.

Trump is Not Weakening.  I characterize President Trump's behavior as strategic rather than weak.  Many Trump supporters are furious that Trump appears to allow Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx to dictate when we reopen America.  At the same time, Democrats and fake news media absurdly claim Trump is responsible for thousands of deaths because he ignores science and health experts.  Fake news media is flooding the airwaves with their claim that over 100,000 people will die if crazy Trump irresponsibly reopens America.  Trump is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.  I am confident that Trump will courageously press forward, doing what is best for We the People.  Out-of-control Democrats are using coronavirus to overrule our Second Amendment right to bear arms, release dangerous felons, and fund extreme leftist causes.  They have selectively implemented unconstitutional restrictions intended to punish Christians and Trump voters.  Insane with their newfound power, Democrats are actually considering going door to door to drag people out of their homes.  In a nutshell, coronavirus has liberated Democrats from the restraints of the U.S. Constitution.  Folks, we are at war with an evil enemy within, the Democratic Party.

The 'Freesistance' can Prevent Dems from Prolonging the Shutdown.  Destroying America's economy is the Democrat plan for stealing a presidency.  They can live with the toll a closed economy will take on the lives and well-being of Americans — it's a small price to pay for the fundamental transformation of the United States of America they seek. [...] Now that Xi's gift to the world has severely damaged most of the globe's economies and particularly savaged that of America, Trump's chance of a second term is something less than a sure thing.  Craven and desperate, the Democrats, having spent their time and efforts since Trump's election trying various underhanded schemes to depose him, now see an opportunity to remove the biggest selling point for his continued presidency, a roaring economy.  What better way to derail the Trump train than to keep the economy closed until November 3, 2020, while blaming the misery on his mishandling of the Wuhan plague? [...] This is about stealing a presidency, nothing more and nothing less.

It's Time for Trump to Come Home to His Voters.  The party of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, which remains institutionally neoliberal, has also established itself as a radical vessel for multiculturalist deracination of the American idea.  The Democratic Party today is a blunt tool of ruling class puppetmasters — elites who profit off a vitiated American heartland while simultaneously seeking to upend those heartland Americans' lives via social transformation without representation.

The Democrats always fight dirty, with or without cheerleaders like Mr. Carville.
James Carville demands Dems fight dirty to end 'scourge of Trumpism forever' in MSNBC tirade.  Democratic strategist James Carville delivered an eyebrow-raising appeal for his party to behave like a "pirate ship" in their effort to take back the White House.  The Democratic operative declared on MSNBC Wednesday [5/6/2020] that President Donald Trump will not win a second term and called for ending the "scourge of Trumpism" in the country by becoming more aggressive in campaigning against him.

Senate Democrats demand 'huge' bailout bill for states.  Senate Democrats are demanding that the Republican majority agree to a fourth federal spending bill that would supply $1 trillion to state and local governments suffering from lower revenues due to the coronavirus.  "The state and local governments need huge amounts of money," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday [5/5/2020].  Schumer criticized a plan by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to postpone consideration of new federal spending in order to assess the distribution and effectiveness of billions in federal aid already signed into law.  A prior spending measure allocated $150 billion to state and local governments, but Democrats say it's far too little.

The third wave of the left's attempted destruction of America.  We are currently in the third wave of the left's attempts to totally deconstruct America into the image of the leftist utopia.  There is no love of this country or its traditions or its Constitution among the left.  Remaking it into a radical ideological hellhole is leftists' only objective.  The impoverished and criminals are sacrosanct and must be preserved.  They enable the corruption and absolute power the left craves.  Two classes, the rulers and the ruled, constitute the society that the left requires.  This is absolute evil, and it is the way the world has functioned for centuries.  They have history on their side.  America has been the prime exception to this history.  Personal freedom and free markets have made this the greatest economy and the greatest civilization in the history of mankind.  We have defeated fascism and communism.  Without us, the world would be an unbearably horrible place to live.  It is only because we love God and freedom.  That's it.

Pelosi's Congress Should Shelter At Home For The Rest Of The Year.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as determined as President Franklin D. Roosevelt to exploit this crisis for political gain, on the well-founded calculation that if Democrats ask Republicans to unleash a horde of locusts, they'll agree to half the locusts.  Maybe even three-quarters!  Despite failing so far to use the pandemic to get race and sex quotas for corporate boards, insane emissions requirements on airlines, more money for Democrat politicking funneled through unions, student loan bailouts, and bigger tax credits for solar panels, Democrats have already commandeered it to send pork to the Kennedy Center, bail out the U.S. Postal Service, get raises for Congress as 26 million Americans filed for unemployment, fund PBS stations, and upcharge for refugee resettlement.  And they're just getting started.  Pelosi has started talking about moving beyond blanketing the nation with deficit-funded checks into a "guaranteed income."

Weaponizing Coronavirus, Leftist Foundations Dedicate Millions to Transform 2020 Elections.  New networks of leftist organizations have been created, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in confidentially-sourced donations dedicated to fundamentally transforming how the 2020 election is conducted.  Already, these networks have formed working groups, sponsored litigation, and lobbied Congress to pass federal mandates about how the 2020 election should be conducted.  They have even funded purported conservative organizations that place articles in conservative publications advocating for the fundamental transformations demanded by the left.  The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a frantic effort by the left to deploy massive new funding streams and to activate new aggressive and transformative organizations.  They are pushing for legislative changes such as federally-mandated vote-by-mail and the eradication of state election integrity laws, like absentee ballot witness signature requirements in Virginia.

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Squad Are Strategizing To Cancel Rent Payments.  Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been holding Congress' feet to the fire for a lack of depth in economic relief bills that should protect working people.  Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly brought attention to the fact that many people will not be able to make their rent or mortgage payments at the end of April, especially with more than 30.3 million people currently filing for unemployment benefits as a result of losing work due to the global pandemic.  With tenants and housing rights advocates organizing across the country for state and local rent strikes, Ocasio-Cortez has called for state and federal rent cancellations during the pandemic.

Democrats ramp up demand for massive bailout of state and local governments.  House and Senate Democrats are escalating calls for an historic federal bailout of state and local governments coping with significant revenue losses due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The price tag for the aid Democrats propose is massive:  $500 billion for state governments plus "a very big figure," for municipalities, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, told reporters Tuesday [4/28/2020].  And there's more:  Pelosi said lawmakers may seek a $200 billion increase in Medicaid spending.

Dems Snuck A $15 Minimum Wage Into The CARES Act — And We'll All Pay The Price.  Buried in a story about the overly generous unemployment "bonus" that Democrats added to the CARES Act is the reason why they insisted on it in the first place — and why it will drag down the recovery once the lockdown ends.  While lawmakers were hammering out the massive $2 trillion bill, a key focus of which was to keep workers connected to their jobs through a loan guarantee program — Democrats insisted on a huge increase in unemployment benefits.  The result was a $600 a week bonus.  New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was right to call this "unemployment on steroids."  Well, guess what?  "The $600 payment aligns with working full time at $15 an hour — the minimum-wage level many Democrats in Congress support," notes the Wall Street Journal.

Pelosi: A Minimum Guaranteed Income May Now Be 'Worthy of Our Attention'.  As Congress weighs another relief package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has many small businesses closed until stay-at-home orders are lifted, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated out the possibility of a minimum guaranteed income for workers.  Pelosi said on "MSNBC Live" a minimum guaranteed income is "perhaps" now "worthy" of getting looked at being added into the next funding package.

Biden: Let's Fix The Economy By Repeating Obama's Stimulus Fiasco.  Joe Biden has a plan to get the economy moving again after the coronavirus shutdown.  Unfortunately for him, his plan has already been tried — and it failed miserably. [...] "Biden said investments in light rail, clean drinking water, and half a million electric vehicle chargers on the nation's highways could help retool the economy for the future."  Where have we heard this before?  Oh, right, Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus, which was going to turbocharge the economy by funding "shovel-ready jobs," heavy investments in mass transit, "clean" energy, electric cars, and a bailout of state governments.

Democrats Go All-In on Universal Basic Income.  In a piece at Market Watch, House Appropriations Committee member Tim Ryan (D-OH) writes about his plan to "fire up the economy" by introducing "the Emergency Money for the People Act, which will provide almost every American $2,000 a month until employment levels reach pre-coronavirus levels.  Every American age 16 and older who earns less $130,000 per year will receive this money tax-free." [sic]  Married couples, he writes, "can earn up to $260,000 per year and receive $4,000 per month," along with an additional $500 a month for up to three children, capped at a whopping $5,500 per month for a family of five.  Ryan's article is heavy on the selling points, but omits quite a bit of material information, not least of which is the gargantuan cost to taxpayers.

The Left Is Taking Pleasure From The Economic Crash.  [Scroll down]  Democrats realized lockdowns could be the transformational crisis they've been pursuing for decades.  There's a reason the lockdowns are being called a "free trial of socialism."  They're crushing the economy.  And this creates the perfect opportunity for the political left to move in and "save" advanced economies in the U.S. and elsewhere with socialist/statist/collectivist policies favored by Democrats.  Free-market capitalism, they'll tell us, just isn't working.  Indefinitely prolonged lockdowns might achieve exactly what Democrats have been attempting to accomplish for decades, that is overwhelm commerce and enterprise with taxes and regulation, claim that market economies have failed, and then set up their version of a socialist paradise.

The Democrats Totally Want A Depression.  If the Malevolent Donkey Party was actively seeking to plunge the country into an economic tailspin, while still maintaining some level of deniability to the credulous suckers out there, exactly what would it be doing differently?  It would be pretty much doing exactly what it is doing right now — shilling for the bat-gobbling ChiComs, delaying needed assistance to keep America working, and generally trying to keep us all locked in the dark in perpetuity.  It's fair to assume that you intend the expected consequences of the actions you take, and the consequence of the actions the Democrats are taking is economic ruin.  The indisputable fact is that they're totally cool with that if that is what gets them back into power.

Joe, Bernie, and the Hard Left.  Consider the leftist mindset: everything is ideological machtpolitik, not politics in the traditional sense, the push and pull of moving society ever closer to the common good.  Political power isn't the only thing that grows from the barrel of a gun; so does the über-left's sense of meaning.  Progress can only be made holding the levers of control.  Once the grip is secure, subversion becomes easier, especially within the obnubilated bowels of the federal bureaucracy.  Just ask Whittaker Chambers, or Carter Page.  Power-mongering is the modus operandi of the serious progressive.  Retaking the White House is the fastest way to recruiting more like-minded true believers in positions of authority.  Like Faust courting Mephistopheles, Bernie backers are willing to trade their external principles for an internal goal of long-term graduation to a worker's paradise.

Leftists Don't Want The Shutdown To End Because They Are Living Out Their Wildest Dreams.  [N]ow that things are on the downward swing, it seems some conservatives and only conservatives are chomping at the bit to get things moving again in order to save the lives of countless people for whom a second Great Depression would mean the end of their livelihoods and even some of their lives long-term.  The left, on the other hand, is in no hurry, and who could blame them?  Of late, they've witnessed many of their most insane policy goals come either to fruition or within palpable reach, and they aren't about to let some lame protesters trying to feed their families get in the way of "progress."

Proposed: $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks And Canceled Rent And Mortgage Payments For 1 Year.  The CARES Act provided a lifeline for taxpayers and small businesses.  But as a one-time cash payment, many fear that it didn't do enough to support taxpayers in one of our country's greatest times of need.  Especially in light of the fact that many people still have not received their stimulus checks.  To address this, members of Congress have made two separate proposals, one that would provide Americans over the age of 16 with a $2,000 monthly check for up to 12 months, and one that would cancel rent and mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus emergency.

'The Worse, the Better!' — a Strategy of the Left.  Making Trump responsible for the nation's hardships while attacking his efforts to alleviate them pretty well sums up the game plan of his Democrat antagonists.  The worse the unemployment and the casualty lists the better.  But not being too obvious is crucial to the plan's success, since the American public would probably not appreciate having their lives and livelihoods be the casualties of its success.

Will the Covid-19 PsyOp succeed?  There's been what I've called a flu d'état — a takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats who are deeply and permanently embedded in the system of modern medicine — a collection of businesses that now consumes about twenty percent of the Gross National Product. [...] Overnight, our society is doing what radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green New Deal fanatics have demanded:  An almost total end to air travel; personal automobile travel down to a trickle; promises of free health care for all quickly becoming the new status quo; and the ability of people to sit at home without working and receive a pay check from the government.  The Democrats want that to continue indefinitely.

Matt Gaetz Proposes to Rescind Refugee Resettlement Funding to Bolster ICE.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced the NO PORK Act on Friday [4/17/2020], which would strip the $350 million in refugee funding in the CARES Act and redistribute it to the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Breitbart News has learned exclusively.  Gaetz introduced the Negating Outlandish Pork in Our Reinvestment Kit Act, or NO PORK Act, to rescind a Democrat provision that the Florida conservative contends would radically reshape America to fit their leftist agenda.

Political Elite Plays Its Last Card.  [A]bout half the country thinks the Democrats now are led and applauded by a media echo chamber of atheist elitists who want gays to dictate popular culture, regard abortion and childbirth as equivalent events, want to replace fossil fuels with wind and sun, eliminate defense spending and have a real dialogue with the world instead, mock and oppress all the churches except Islam (whose excesses assist in the forward march of paganism), and elevate barrio poseurs as guardians of a new intellectualism.  It won't fly.  The indestructible soul of America is not having it.  The Bushes were unwitting enablers, the Clintons were corruptible opportunists, Obama was a fraud elevated because of the need to break the glass ceiling of color for the nation's highest office.  Biden is just a muddled amalgam of 40 years at the public trough, an arthritic wheelhorse in a machine that has broken down.

Beware the Left's 'Degrowth' Movement.  It would be natural to believe that nearly everyone on the planet is horrified by the death and economic destruction wrought from the COVID-19 pandemic.  But some see the body bags and the shutdown of economic production as a weird kind of blessing in disguise.  These are the proponents of a radical and increasingly chic movement on the left called "degrowth."  This is the idea that economic growth and increased prosperity are the root CAUSE of massive ecological destruction and health pandemics.  The agenda is to shut down industrial production and industries like fossil fuels, automobiles and airline travel that contribute to global warming.  COVID-19 and the economy lockdown are seen as a kind of test run for the theory.  For example, professor Natasha Chassagne of the University of Tasmania and a disciple of this movement gushes that "we can draw many lessons and opportunities from the current health crisis when tackling planetary warming."

Democrats opt for blackmail over small-business money — and the media cover for them.  What a deal for Democrats:  They get to hold the economy for ransom, and the media blithely cover for them.  On Thursday [4/9/2020], Senate Democrats nixed a simple but urgent request to boost cash in the emergency small business loan program Congress set up this month from $350 billion to $600 billion.  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin requested the cash because funds are running low, just weeks after the program launched.  Rather than comply, Democrats issued demands:  They insisted the new money include $60 billion for "community-based lenders" that serve minorities, women, nonprofits and other groups.  And the bill also had to OK an immediate $250 billion for cities, states, hospitals, food stamps and other needs.

Clyburn Defends Calling Coronavirus an Opportunity to 'Restructure Government'.  House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.) on Friday defended his previous claim that coronavirus is a "tremendous opportunity" to advance Democratic policy goals.  "I find it kind of interesting that one of my colleagues said he has a problem with me because I'm a 'restructure government' person," Clyburn told Roll Call.  "Yes, Jim Clyburn is a restructuring government guy and everybody with any common sense, and looking at where we are today, needs to be a restructuring government person."  Clyburn has taken a prominent role in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) coronavirus response.  The speaker tapped the South Carolina Democrat on Thursday to lead her select oversight committee on coronavirus relief, which will monitor the billions in federal dollars spent fighting the pandemic.  Top Republicans criticized the decision, pointing to Clyburn's March comments calling the coronavirus "a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision."

Government and Economics Made Dead Simple.  There are only two types of governments.  Two.  That's it.  There are those where the people control the government and those where the government controls the people.  Likewise, there are only two types of economic systems: economies where free markets control commerce and economies where bureaucrats control commerce.  It's that simple.

House Republican leader rejects 'partisan objectives' in Democratic relief package.  House Democrats are rolling out plans for a big "Phase 4" economic relief package, but Republicans warn they won't support legislation that simply incorporates the Democratic party agenda, including green energy initiatives and mail-in ballots for federal elections.  "As the legislation from the first three phases is implemented, Republicans stand ready to work across the aisle to support the individuals and institutions that will need more help in the fight against the virus," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, said in a statement Wednesday.  "But the American people cannot afford the distraction of continued attempts to force partisan objectives into our response."

Enemies to the Left.  The resurgence of Joe Biden and the inevitable defeat of Bernie Sanders led the pundits to declare that the Democratic Party is rejecting socialism — a development all decent men would celebrate if it were true.  Yet, in a supreme irony, the Land of the Free dangerously underestimates or underappreciates the ideological nature of the contemporary Democratic Party.  Neither education nor life experience has prepared Americans for grasping the Party's epochal ideological shift toward the ideology that signifies the total inversion of the Nation's historical traditions and values.  Every time the Democratic presidential contenders took the stage, whether it was a radical Bernie Sanders or any of the so-called moderates such as Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, or Joe Biden, a frightening sense of déjà vu set in as those downsized American replicas of Leon Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin, Clara Zetkin, and Rosa Luxemburg clearly professed their socialist-egalitarian vision and prophetic absolutism.  None of them has talked of freedom or offered a single program for wealth creation, which epitomizes capitalism; all of their proposals have been aimed at economic equality, suppression of freedom and destruction of wealth, which embodies socialism.

Little of Pelosi's Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill.  That's a Relief in Itself.  There's a lot in those 880 pages, and much of it is problematic:  The bill is neither targeted and temporary, nor directed exclusively at the coronavirus [...] Before the bill made it through the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., temporarily derailed it by insisting that any relief bill include a left-wing wish list unrelated to the ongoing pandemic and the economic slowdown that it's causing.

Death as a Political Tool.  In the relief bill, [...] they've inserted a provision that pays people more to be on unemployment than they made when they worked, and there are still people who can't figure out why it's in the bill.  If you pay people more to be unemployed than they earned, they'll choose to be unemployed, which raises the unemployment figure, which hurts the economy and, thus, hurts Trump.  Sure, those people will become less employable and more dependent on public benefits, but how else to you buy votes?  It certainly isn't by offering independence and success, as that rotten Trump has done.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama without the fake Greek columns.  Democrats in Congress cannot help but reveal their true loyalties in the desperate throes of a global meltdown.  More Americans have lost their jobs in the past several weeks than at any other point in history, and what is the first instinct of panicked Democrats in Washington?  They race to lard up an emergency financial rescue package with treasonous smash-and-grab bags of obscene money for the greedy special interest groups that keep Democrats in power.  From environmental wackos to self-serving union bosses to the suicidal open borders industry, the great puppeteers of Washington Democrats were the party's first — and only — priority in this panic. [...] These people are fundamentally unserious.  Totally untrustworthy.  Genetically anti-American.  And nothing reveals their unseriousness like an actual, true crisis.

A Public Health Crisis Is No Time for Private Pension Bailouts.  Now is the time to address the COVID-19 crisis, not throw money at decades-long problems.  House Democrats' inclusion of a massive taxpayer bailout for a select group of multiemployer or union pension plans in their most recent 1400-page pork-filled COVID-19 legislative package flies in the face of 60% of U.S. households that have suffered significant retirement account losses of their own with the stock market's roughly 25% COVID-19 tumble.  A private pension bailout as a "solution" for the current situation is both ironic and disturbing.

After first lying about her corrupt bill, Pelosi has finally agreed to abandon it.  On Sunday [3/22/2020], the news was that Democrats in the Senate, having worked to draft a bipartisan bill to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis, received orders from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to reject it.  On Monday, the Democrats doubled down on that rejection.  Also, on Monday, Nancy proposed a 1,100-page bill that did provide some help for America's workers, small businesses, and corporations.  Most of the bill, though, was given over to Democrat wish-list items.  If coronavirus had hit America with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in Congress, by Monday's end, a new law would have
  •   raised the federal minimum wage to $15,
  •   subsidized student loan debt,
  •   provided more funds for PBS,
  •   funded the IRS and the Postal Service,
  •   mandated race and gender diversity for corporate boards,
  •   implemented same-day voter registration
  •   required airplanes to be carbon neutral in five years,
as well as a host of other initiatives pandering to social justice, environmental, and union concerns -- and all of it would ostensibly have been done to protect American workers from coronavirus's ravages on the economy.

Could a 'Draft Cuomo' Movement Be in the Democrats' Future?  Democrats are publicly talking about "contingency options" for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat.  But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.

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Joe Biden has been an obvious placeholder for several months.  This isn't a sudden development.  The Democratic Party bosses will decide who the nominee is, regardless of the primary election results.  At the moment, the nominee chosen by the party bosses appears to be Andrew Cuomo. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23]

Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has slipped into her coronavirus plan a quasi-amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  On Tuesday [3/24/2020], Pelosi released another revised version of House Democrats' plan in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, which includes:
  •   A nationwide mandate for ballot harvesting
  •   $300 million for foreign refugees abroad
  •   An automatic visa extension for all foreign workers
  •   An expansion of foreign-language ballots
  •   Same-day voter registration for the 2020 presidential election
Slipped into the plan is an amnesty for the nearly 700,000 to 800,000 DACA illegal aliens who currently reside in the United States, many of whom take blue-collar and entry-level jobs that would otherwise be filled by America's working class.

The Dems are the Virus Threatening America.  Only in the fevered brain of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could things like forcing the airlines to be carbon neutral, making sure Planned Parenthood qualifies for small business assistance, cancelling the Postal Service's debt, and requiring nationwide same-day voting be seen as a proper and valid response to the Wuhan Virus crisis that is crushing our economy and killing our people.  People are dying, both from the disease of and the depression and anxiety caused by looming mortgage payments, job loss, and watching their retirement funds built up over a lifetime evaporate.  Pelosi wants to make sure boards of corporations assisted in any relief measure are sufficiently diverse and that federal employee unions are given expanded collective bargaining rights.  Meanwhile her dawdling increases the death rate from suicide as despair overtakes hope among those who watch their livelihoods and futures slip away.

Congressional Democrats Add Last-Minute Ideological Demands to Coronavirus Relief Package.  A senior Republican Senate aide tells NRO: ["]As Leader Schumer continues to hold up the desperately-needed relief package, the last-minute list of demands from Pelosi's and Schumer's ideological wish list are coming into focus.  Below are some of the new, non-coronavirus-related demands that popped up after Speaker Pelosi flew back from San Francisco yesterday after taking a week off:
  [#1] Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
  [#2] Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
  [#3] Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
Not only are these completely unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic, they could prevent companies from participating in the loan programs altogether — directly causing unnecessary layoffs.

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The airlines already have an economic incentive to operate with the highest possible fuel efficiency.  Laws to require greater fuel efficiency are just an attempt to skim money from the airline industry in the form of taxes and fines.

The World's Deadliest Religion.  Journalists who condemn you as "racist" for referring to the Chinese or Wuhan coronavirus.  Men who swear they are women.  A presidential primary contest between a perpetually enraged old communist and a corrupt, excruciatingly senile politician who lies constantly.  Giddy legislators high-fiving each other after legalizing abortion at 40 weeks — which is to say, legalizing infanticide.  A political party obsessed with eliminating America's borders, protecting criminals and dismantling law enforcement.  Normal decent Americans increasingly describe today's Democratic Party — and the far-left worldview that has possessed it — using terms like "madness," "delusion" and "derangement."  But there's a much deeper, more illuminating and ultimately more useful way to look at what is cryptically known as "the left."  Leftism is a religion.

Here is the Far-Left Wish, List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For.  According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill, in order to move forward with any kind of [coronavirus emergency] relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:
  •   Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
  •   A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
  •   Required early voting
  •   Required same day voter registration
  •   Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
  •   Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
  •   Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
  •   Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
  •   Federal $15 minimum wage
  •   Permanent paid leave
  •   Study on climate change mitigation efforts

Dems demanding new union bargaining powers, solar tax credits in new coronavirus aid package.  Congressional Democrats are demanding an "ideological wish list" including new collective bargaining powers for unions as they hold up a nearly $2 trillion economic package of coronavirus relief, Republicans said Monday [3/23/2020].  The Democrats' belated list of demands includes new, tighter fuel emission standards for airlines and an expansion of wind and solar tax credits, a senior Republican aide said.

Coronavirus and the Party of Death.  On the coronavirus channel, CNN, one can always count on regular updates about the number of fatalities from the virus.  In hushed tones, the hosts reveal that the "number has reached 150."  Imagine such hosts speaking so gravely about the number of deaths each day from abortion, which is around 4,000.  Imagine them putting that number in a box on the bottom of the screen.  Of course, it would never happen.  Most of the pundits on CNN who hysterically swoon over coronavirus cases and deaths support abortion and euthanasia.  As Wesley Smith points out in National Review Online, one of Joe Biden's chief advisers on coronavirus is someone who thinks we would all be better off if members of the elderly didn't live past 75: [...] The Democrats fashion themselves as the party of health and science.  In reality, they are the party of death and unscientific denialism.  They are the party that can look at a sonogram and say the visible baby isn't a life.  It is the party that can declare persons "dead" who are clearly still living.

Dark Money Progressive Groups Spending Millions to Politicize Coronavirus, Spread Fear.  Millions of Americans across the country are, day by day, adjusting their lives to better cope with the economic, social, and political impacts caused by the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, as a dark money network simultaneously works overtime to further politicize the festering crisis.  A Democrat-aligned Super PAC announced on Tuesday that it will spend $5 million on negative ads targeting President Trump's response to the coronavirus.

5 Big Government, America-Destroying Schemes Democrats are Proposing During COVID-19 Crisis.  [Scroll down]  So, let's add up all of these initiatives so we can properly evaluate what Democrats would do if they had complete control over our country during this crisis.  They'd release prisoners, ignore crime, ban private ownership of guns, seize control of private industries and take over the medical industry.  In other words, they'd pretty much enact all of Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposals.  Let's face it though, despite Sanders' robust socialist inclinations, the Democrats' platform has inched closer toward these proposals every year over the past several decades.  This crisis just allows them to show their true colors under the guise of "emergency."  This is who they are and this is what they truly want to do... COVID-19 is just the latest crisis that these Democrats don't want to waste.

Democrats: The Party of Big Labor, Big Government, and Big Business.  Many liberals believe that big government is needed to "rein in" big business and that in the absence of federal intervention, corporations will "run roughshod" over the average American.  Many liberals also believe that corporations are the main beneficiaries of laissez-faire economics and that free-market conservatives who want to scale back regulations are somehow "in the pocket" of big business.  In reality, the opposite is true: big business and big government go hand in hand because government meddling in the economy encourages rent-seeking by businesses that can afford to pay for the lobbyists.  This crony capitalism grew exponentially as a result of New Deal regulations that squeezed out competitors during the 1930s.  Establishment politicians and well connected corporations are beneficiaries of the myth that big government and big business are adversaries because it hides their unholy alliance.

The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism.  When a dozen of conservatism's best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid.  In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been "vanquished" after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago.  But as T. S. Eliot insisted, "There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause."  The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke's blunt assessment that socialism is not and never can be "democratic."  Cooke, the editor of, writes that voters should not be fooled by the left's attempt at rebranding.  "There is no sense in which socialism can be made compatible with democracy as it is understood in the West."  At worst, says Cooke, "socialism eats democracy, and is swiftly transmuted into tyranny."

What Is a Mainstream Democrat?  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party has no positive messages to offer voters in November.  The only thing Democrat voters appear to have in common is their intense, irrational hatred for President Donald Trump.

The Democrat's Wuhan Coronavirus Bill Is Disgraceful, Partisan Trash.  In the face of a declared pandemic, you'd hope that Democrats in the House could put together a decent, clean bill that addresses only immediate issues dealing with the response to the Wuhan coronavirus.  That seems like a perfectly reasonable expectation for people who are trusted to do what's best for the country.  But nope, instead of looking to pass something with bi-partisan support that doesn't contain contentious provisions, Nancy Pelosi decided to do what she always does.  Namely, load the bill up with unrelated pork and abortion funding.

The Fight Against Socialism Isn't Over.  Don't write off the socialist revival just yet.  Sanders might not win the Democratic nomination.  But this outcome does not mean the forces that propelled him to second-place finishes in the two most recent Democratic primaries will vanish overnight.  Abandoning the intellectual fight against socialism, both inside and outside the Democratic Party, would cede the field to an increasingly sophisticated and networked band of ideological activists whose influence in media and politics is greater than their numbers.  Such ambivalence could have devastating consequences for American society.

The Left's Pretend Virtue.  Democrats excel in hypocrisy.  It seems like half the time they speak they're making some bold, confident statements about events and then the other half they come out and say the opposite, equally boldly and confidently, about similar events. [...]
  •   They pretend to fight for women while they encourage them to give in to the men who want to use them for sex, to dress for men's pleasure, to kill their own children, and now to accept men using their bathrooms and overrunning their sporting events.
  •   They pretend to care about children but encourage them to be dangerously promiscuous, indoctrinate, rather than teach, them in school, scare them with tales of global catastrophes caused by their parents, and are now grooming them to accept as normal gender reassignments.
  •   They pretend to be the great defenders of racial minorities while destroying their cities, splitting up their families, letting them kill each other off, and keeping them dependent on government.
  •   They pretend to care about the poor while they advocate policies that hurt the poor, from rent control (reduces available housing thus increasing its cost), minimum wage laws (artificially increases the cost of labor, keeping the unskilled from getting a job that would get them into the workforce), lax immigration laws (increases the number of workers, holding down wages), taxes and regulation (increases the cost and risk of creating their own jobs), and welfare benefits (decreases the incentive to get a job and work their way out of poverty and dependency).

Bernie's Solution to Full Employment.  The case for socialism is bleaker now than it was even back in Wayland's day or in Owen's day.  The reason is that by now it has been tried all over the world, and it is a bust.  A humanitarian bust, and an economic bust — in every respect it is the God that failed.  Before the Soviet Union fell, the Soviets had turned every country that they controlled into a prison and every economy that they controlled into a poverty zone.  Africa and South America were only marginally better off.  Where today is the economic model for viable socialism?  Is Bernie summoning up Venezuela?  How about Cuba?  Actually he is pointing to Cuba.  The young people of Cuba have shiny white teeth and they can read, he claims.  Well, let them read Armando Valladares' Against All Hope, a book about the author's existence for decades in a Castro prison for having done nothing wrong.  There are dozens of books like this written by brave Cuban freedom fighters.  Many are still wasting away in Cuban dungeons.  When I turn to thinking about life in a Cuban hellhole today, I am reminded that Bernie Sanders' socialism is no joke.

Origins of Greatness.  It is perplexing to figure out what is so attractive about communism that media outlets will defend communism to the last breath and at the same time heap all of the blame for every social ill on capitalism.  It is as if they have not seen what has taken place in Venezuela over the past decade, devolving into desperation so great that they have eaten the animals out of the zoos.  Communists have been responsible for over 100 million deaths in the twentieth century alone.  The only way they have gotten away with this is to pretend that there is a line from left to right and that the left is communist and the right is Nazism, but that isn't true.  In fact, Nazism stands for National Socialist, just as Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, these are two branches of the same stream.

Standing Strong on the Constitution.  America, in both its ideal and in its actuality, stands on two feet.  Under those feet is a foundation of Biblical wisdom and a knowledge of history that taught the founders what worked and what didn't.  With enormous care, those great men designed a nation with a stable underpinning of a constitutional rule of law and the right of each individual to have a say in how that rule would be implemented — in other words, the right to vote. [...] The left isn't at all interested in continuing the grand experiment that is America.  The left is about ending it entirely, and they are involved up to their skinny necks and wobbling dentures in pulling those two stable feet of the commonwealth right out from under us.  They are trying to eviscerate the Constitution by attacking every one the of Bill of Rights, and they are undermining the individual vote — local, state, and national.

Progressive Big Lies.  These days, fake news is the first draft of fake history.  Worse yet, today's progressives believe lies to be true despite their egregious falsehood.  Then progressive state governments act on beliefs that biological sex can be changed by choice, that an aborted human being isn't a human being, that infants surviving abortion can still be killed, that the modern industrial world can run on solar panels and windmills, that money can be endlessly appropriated and redistributed, that a region like California should dump precious water to protect a bait fish, that hordes of bums and hobos polluting public spaces require no action, and that our enemies can be mollified by soothing words and foreign aid rather than by mind-concentrating deeds.  These lies and their dangers have been worsened over the last few decades by the degeneration of education from grammar school to university.

Joe Biden Promises Pathway to Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens.  Joe Biden promised a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens during his campaign rally on Super Tuesday [3/3/2020] in Los Angeles, CA. After mixing up his wife and sister, promising to find cures for Alzheimer's disease and cancer if elected president, and describing "climate change" as an "existential threat" to humanity, Joe Biden made his pledge to offer citizenship to illegal aliens.

Ripping the mask off of Bernie Sanders' democratic socialism.  Bernie Sanders' hard-left sympathies just keep bubbling up like an overheated pot of red stew. [...] The Vermont socialist's plan goes beyond even Elizabeth Warren's and Pete Buttigieg's means-tested schemes, which would allegedly cost taxpayers "only" $700 billion. [...] It's hard to calculate the potential cost of Bernie's Medicare for All, free college tuition, student loan "forgiveness" (i.e. you taxpayers cover it), and Green New Deal, but the City Journal took a stab last October.  "Sanders's current plans would cost as much as $97.5 trillion over the next decade, and total government spending at all levels would surge to as high as 70 percent of gross domestic product," wrote Brian Riedl.  "Approximately half of the American workforce would be employed by the government."

It's Alive!  Socialism Is MSNBC's Monster.  Socialism and its sister ideology, communism, are alive and well in America today.  Younger generations are hanging Karl Marx posters on their basement walls, cultural Marxism is sweeping academia, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is an arm-flail away from winning the 2020 nomination.  Millions of Americans are partying like it is 1917, and you can thank one major cable news network for championing the cause like a useful idiot and showering the vile ideology's foot-soldiers with praise for so many years.  MSNBC is Dr. Viktor Frankenstein and socialism is its Monster. [...] Longtime network personality Chris Matthews has been ranting and raving of late about the prospects of a Sanders victory in the primaries.  Perhaps he has delved too much into hyperbole, warning of "executions in Central Park" and comparing the senator's Nevada victory to a Nazi invasion.  But his sudden consternation over far-left policies is both justified and laughable.

The Rebranding of Socialism as 'Democratic Socialism'.  The sales force and marketing department of democratic socialism, the Democratic Party, and the mainstream media, are plying a new fairy tale that democratic socialism is nothing like socialism.  No siree, nothing like it, they sing in chorus.  The chorus, however, is badly out of tune.  Democratic socialism is not the wonderland of inclusiveness, social justice, equality, and happiness it is advertised to be.  It will not end human exploitation and it will not save the planet.  It is still socialism, just with a new name.  Socialism has never worked for any nation and it will not work in this country, even with a new name.

'Berkeley of the East' seeks to ban fossil fuels as part of sweeping climate plan.  A small Maryland enclave known as the "Berkeley of the East" has devised a bold climate plan that would ban gas stoves, leaf blowers and water heaters, according to a report.  Liberal Takoma Park's action plan, which would also close gas pipelines and force gas stations to relocate, is designed to eliminate fossil fuels to help save the planet, The Washington Post reports.  The town of 17,000 just outside Washington, D.C., first burnished its liberal credentials nearly four decades ago by declaring itself a "nuclear-free zone."  The non-binding plan is expected to be adopted by Takoma Park's City Council on March 4.  But the Post reports that even in a city where, as one resident put it, "the political spectrum spans Bernie to Warren," there are detractors.

With nothing to sell to voters, Democrats now root for economic crash.  With nothing to sell to voters, Democrats have been going off with pop guns against each other in this long season of debates, each taking aim at the next guy while President Trump stands by in the distance patiently with his Howitzer, nicknamed 'Economy.'  That's put them in a quandary.  Some, such as Pete Buttigieg, are trying to claim the economy isn't so good after all.  Others, such as Bernie Sanders, are trying to claim that as the economy goes up, wages remain stagnant, so only billionaires are feeling it.  Then there's President Obama, who from the sidelines admits the economy is good — and at this late date now tries to claim that he did it.  Trump will blow all of those argument to pieces.  Now there's these guys, the smarter ones, crossing their fingers and hoping for a global economic collapse as a means of Getting Trump.

The Democrats Are Running on Socialism and Plutocracy.  A savvy political observer knows perfectly well how the Democratic Party and all of its "very best" candidates got closer to socialism.  Strict gun control, economic regulations, open borders, "free" college education and housing, and Medicare for all (including illegal aliens), to name a few, represent a set of classic socialist ideas that has sadly become commonplace for the Democrats.  Sure, there are lone voices raising concerns, one of which belongs to the Democratic strategist James Carville, [...] Then there is MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who rips Bernie Sanders as a potential nominee:  "I've seen what socialism is like; I don't like it." Maybe Matthews and his colleagues in the fake news factory have been so busy trying to smear and remove Donald Trump from office that they haven't noticed that their party has been on a socialist track for decades now — and that socialism, indeed, is not pretty.  Wherever it is established, it brings economic decline, poverty, restriction of freedom, and wars.

With Bernie Sanders as nominee, Democrats face tough task of running against capitalism.  [A]fter Nevada, Democrats are now one step closer to having an avowed socialist at the top of their ticket.  At a time when unemployment is at a 50-year low, they'll be running against a capitalist system that is responsible for spreading more freedom, ending more hunger, and lifting more people out of poverty than any other system in world history.  If the time is ripe for Sanders's socialist revolution, most American voters don't know it yet.  Contrary to his claim that vast swaths of workers aren't "making a nickel more than they did 45 years ago," people in the United States currently have record-high confidence in their personal finances, with nearly twice the same number of Gallup poll participants reporting that they're better off financially now than they were a year ago than they did in 1977.

The 2020 Dems' Responses to Bloomberg's Defense of Capitalism Should Terrify All of Us.  No one would blame you if you thought Trump's rally in Arizona on Wednesday would be infinitely more entertaining than the Democrat debate in Las Vegas.  Alas, you'd have been wrong. [...] Not only did Dems unselfconsciously brag about their Marxist/socialist plans, but they displayed their utter contempt for capitalism.  When Bloomberg tried to defend the economic system that has raised more people out of poverty than any system in the history of the world, the other candidates on the stage groaned — and many in the audience booed.

The Democrats' Strategy Against The Trump Economy?  Schizophrenia.  It is extremely difficult if not impossible to defeat an incumbent president when the economy is doing well.  Just ask 1984 Democratic nominee Fritz Mondale, or 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole.  In the case of Donald Trump, the economy isn't just healthy; it's reached unprecedented milestones.  America is enjoying the longest expansion in history.  Unemployment reached and remains near a 50-year low.  Nearly 7 million full-time jobs have been generated under Trump, including nearly a half million manufacturing jobs, after two decades of serious manufacturing decline widely viewed as irreversible.  There are two tacks from which to choose in confronting this politically.  Democrats can argue that our prosperity is grossly exaggerated.  Or they can claim they deserve the credit for the Trump economy.  Which of these strategies, both decidedly dubious in their chances of success, have the Democrats picked?  Both.

The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  The Democrat party as currently constituted is not just socialist but verging on communist. Young people are no longer taught about the ravages of these ideologies, the death and destruction they invite.  They seem to no longer grasp the true nature of, their natural right to liberty.  They are not being taught self-reliance.  That they have been deprived of the glorious knowledge of these rights has been the cruel agenda of the left since Woodrow Wilson was President.

It's All Trump's Fault.  Unemployment is near historic lows, there are more jobs than job-seekers, but that's somehow a disaster Democrats will fix.  Have large student loan debt you can't pay off?  It was Donald Trump who made you choose an overpriced out-of-state university rather than attend an affordable in-state college, not to mention how he pressured you into majoring in bi-sexual polar bear with a minor in interpretive social justice dance studies rather than something marketable.  If you have a problem, no matter how self-inflicted, there is a Democrat anxiously awaiting a chance to absolve you of responsibility for it, just as they absolve themselves.

Oregon governor calls for breaching 4 Snake River dams; Washington's GOP House members outraged.  The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs.  Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent a letter to Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee this week, offering her support for removing the dams.  Washington, under an initiative spearheaded by Inslee, has been gathering information on what Northwest residents think about breaching the four dams.  That report is expected in early March.

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Hydroelectric power is a rare natural resource.  Hydroelectric generators emit no carbon dioxide.  When the left-wing, tree-hugging, earth-worshiping socialists do away with coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, hydroelectricity will be one of the few remaining options for those of us who enjoy reliable 24/7 electricity.  There is no reason to live in a third-world blackout for the sake of a fish.

Also posted under Environmentalists Oppose Every Practical Source of Energy.

Democrats And Socialism Are Finally Making Their Relationship Official.  For years, Democrats have flirted with socialism but never made it official; even during the 2012 election, President Obama and the media scoffed at the idea that Democrats and socialism would ever get together. [...] Many of the older and more moderate generation of Democrats have had reservations and are feeling anxious about the new relationship.

What Would a Democratic Socialist America Look Like?  I Can Tell You — I'm Venezuelan.  The closer we get to the 2020 election, Democratic presidential candidates support more socialist proposals, and the more that we Venezuelan immigrants experience déjà vu.  We're all-too-familiar with the rhetoric Democrats have delivered over the course of their campaigns.  All candidates endorse a transition to Medicare-for-All in one form or another, higher taxes on Americans, and a fresh wave of regulations and government-guaranteed "rights."  And just recently, Elizabeth Warren seemed to endorse government-provided housing.  These are the kinds of measures they hope will bring about a paradise similar to the Left's beloved Nordic countries.  Even so, for Americans used to a liberal government, it can be hard to envision what a democratic-socialist America would really look like.  But I can.  I've lived it.

Liberals Versus the Constitution.  It was jarring to the ears to hear Democrats piously invoking the words and "original intent" of the Founders during the impeachment farce, because as everyone knows liberals would re-write the Constitution wholesale if they had the power to do so.  The list of things they despise in our Constitution is quite long, i.e. get rid of the electoral college, abolish the Senate, etc.  I've seen lists with as many as 25 or more specific changes liberals want. [...] All the proposed "reforms" have one main thing in common:  they are all designed to make it easier for liberals to win.

Is Bernie Sanders a Communist?  In his monumental Overview of America, John F. McManus defined the terms "fascism," "Nazism," "socialism," and "communism."  He said they are all forms of total government, ranging from the least obvious, fascism, to the most obvious and blatant, communism.  Fascism allows individuals to believe they are still free to run their businesses while operating under rules and regulations that tell them under what conditions they may operate — hiring, firing, advertising, selling, pricing, and so forth.  Nazism is more obvious:  It's a totalitarian economic system in which the government owns and operates many of the major industries while regulating others.  Consider for example Hitler's ownership of Volkswagen, which employed victims of concentration camps to build the "bucket car" used in World War II.  Socialism is more obvious:  Government ownership and control of major industries:  transportation, energy, housing, and so forth.  Communism has one redeeming feature, according to McManus:  It is fully transparent in that it owns and controls everything.

Two Covert Socialists Run For Congress In Georgia.  Nabilah Islam is running for Georgia's 7th Congressional District, located just to the north of Atlanta.  The good people of North Central Georgia could soon be represented by a militant socialist in the mold of New York's Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.).  Several local news outlets and even the Washington Post have described Islam as "Atlanta's AOC."  There's one important difference, however.  Possibly because Georgia is generally more conservative than AOC's New York, Islam is not prepared to be quite as open about her socialism. [...] Islam is running on a platform of socialized health care (Medicare for All), the Green New Deal, "economic justice," and illegal immigrant amnesty.  She has been endorsed by former President Jimmy Carter's grandson Jason Carter, far-left California Congressman Ro Khanna, and the equally radical Occupy Democrats.

Rand Paul's Irrefutable Case Against Socialism.  Rand Paul's new book, The Case Against Socialism, provides clear and compelling evidence as to why socialism begins with alluring promises and ends with starvation and even death for some.  Socialism is being promoted this political season with the appealing argument that the government can provide endless amounts of free entitlements.  The promises are disingenuous because someone has to produce the goods and services as well as pay the taxes on those goods and services.

Criminals would be protected from deportation under bill AOC and other House Democrats back.  At this moment there is a bill pending in Congress called the New Way Forward Act.  It's received almost no publicity, which is unfortunate as well as revealing.  The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps.  Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.  At roughly 4,400 words, it's almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution.  Like the Constitution, this legislation is designed to create a whole new country.  The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.

The Suicide of the Left.  The American Left [...] has become a sewer of petulance, anti-Semitism, racism, socialism, and a Stalinesque political correctness.  This so discredits their candidates for office from the presidency on down, not to mention their allies in institutions ranging from the media to academia and beyond, that they will never be trusted with responsible governance again.  At least not until they stop behaving like a cross between a five-year-old with a temper tantrum (Pelosi), a communist-loving socialist (Sanders), and an identity-politics ideologue determined to divide and judge everyone and everything in America by race and skin color (Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad").  Meanwhile, a triumphant President Trump, his polls surging after the impeachment witch hunt, the economy roaring, cruises to a potential landslide reelection victory as the Democrats self-immolate.

House to vote on bill designed to nullify right to work laws.  House Democrats are preparing to force a vote on what's known as the PRO Act (Protecting the Right to Organize) today.  This giveaway to labor unions contains all manner of goodies on the Democrats' wish list, including some that appear to be blatantly in defiance of previous Supreme Court rulings.  The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a summary of the major provisions and what it would mean to workers, particularly those in right to work states.

Democrats want to run US after their Iowa caucus ineptitude?  The Democratic Party was humbled by an app Monday night.  A day later, it still didn't have voting results for the 31st most populous state in the nation.  Yet this is the same party that wants the American people to believe it can remake a $20 trillion economy with free college, free health care and a "green new deal" all without a hiccup. [...] One of the party's alleged victors from Monday's caucuses, Bernie Sanders, can't even tally up the costs of all the free stuff he wants to give away if he became president.  Another progressive, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, gets flustered when trying to explain how to pay for all her proposals.

SOTU: The unspeakable ungraciousness of the Democrats in Congress.  Despite the Democrats' fervent attempts to see him removed from office, President Trump has succeeded beyond all expectations for the good of the nation.  This is what so enrages the left; the man has done in three years what they have promised their voters for sixty-plus years but never accomplished — on purpose.  The left has always promised what they never intended to deliver.  Their plan for decades has been to keep us all down, begging them, the federal government, for sustenance.  Their plan has always been to convince us we cannot thrive without their intervention in our lives and by intervention, they mean they will tell us how to live, breathe, eat, drive, work, etc.  Our left is authoritarian, fascist.  And they are also as ungracious as any group of people who have ever held office in America.

Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America.  Over the last half-century, the Democratic Party has taken the concept of Marxist/Leninist dialectical struggle to new heights through its use of identity politics.  The term refers to politically subdividing the electorate into multiple factions (voting blocks), whose members are told they are singled out for persecution by a bigoted and unjust society.  To wit:  People of color are persecuted by racists & white supremacists, women by sexists & misogynists, refugees & illegal immigrants by nativists & xenophobes, Muslims by Islamophobes, gays & lesbians by homophobes & religious bigots, the 99% by the 1%, and so on.  The goal of identity politics is to turn a majority of the American electorate against their country.

Bernie Sanders Wants to Impose National Rent Control.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to impose national rent control.  He unveiled the policy proposal last September and recently reiterated his support via Twitter.  Sanders proposes a national cap on annual rent increases to 1.5 times the rate of inflation or 3 percent — whichever is higher.  Ironically, the article Sanders tweeted out attributes increasing rent prices, in part, to government control over the private housing market.  This irony reinforces what many economists already know to be true: the left's prescriptions for lowering housing prices are precisely what keeps prices high and supply low.  Rent control would be a flagrant infringement of American property rights and a vast expansion of the federal government's control over the private housing market.

Howie Carr:  Sanders' fracking ban could 'turn Ohio, Michigan into West Virginia' for 2020.  Massachusetts radio host Howie Carr said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is taking a political risk by urging a ban on fracking, a sentiment also expressed by fellow 2020 Democratic contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.  Carr said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that Sanders risks ceding two key states to President Trump in November — similar to how Hillary Clinton's comments about coal moved longtime blue state West Virginia to the New York Republican's column.  "It's not just Medicare-for-all and abolishing student debt.  He's talking about, and so is Elizabeth Warren, ... shutting down fracking," he said.

Do Democrats really care about election integrity?.  What does "election integrity" actually mean to Democrats?  A perspective is provided by the Democrat-sponsored "For the People Act" (H.R. 1 in the current Congress), a dreadfully misnamed legislative mess that purports to improve election integrity and transparency.  Some of its features are:
  •   Mandates automatic, universal voter registration, and makes it a crime to interfere with registration
  •   Allows voter registration at age 16
  •   Mandates early voting of at least 15 days and requires paper ballots
  •   Restricts and impedes routine voter roll maintenance
  •   Prescribes strict rules for redistricting and authorizes court takeover of redistricting
  •   Regulates digital political advertising outright, and restricts corporate political engagement
  •   Requires disclosure of donors by Super PACs and so-called "dark money" groups
  •   Requires presidential candidates and incumbents to release 10 years of tax returns
  •   Supports a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision
  •   Supports statehood for the District of Columbia
You can see where this goes — a grandiose "big picture" reform program that mostly suppresses free speech, cements Leftist influence, and protects incumbents — but does virtually nothing to address actual, on-the-ground election integrity.

Democrats Don't Care About American Lives.  The singular intention of the Democratic Party is to obtain power to control every aspect of our lives.  ObamaCare gave them godlike power to decide who lives and who dies.  If you refuse to give up your Second Amendment right to own a gun, no healthcare for you.  If you hold firm to your biblical convictions, no healthcare for you.  Fake news media allowed Obama to lie to the American people 29 times that ObamaCare would allow them to keep health-care plans that they liked. [...] American lives do not matter either regarding the invasion of illegal aliens.  In defiance of federal law, Democrats host sanctuary cities which protect illegal alien rapists, murders, drug dealers, and career criminals.  Outrageously, illegals are gifted driver's licenses, healthcare, attorneys, allowed to vote and numerous handouts unavailable to U.S. citizens.

The Rage of the Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The radical left enjoys controlling people from cradle to grave.  (Sounds like Muslims.)  They want socialism.  They want to be in charge for eternity.  The leftist agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and fosters government reliance, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, promotes sharia law, denigrates the sanctity of marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship and much more.  For decades, the Democrat Party has shown by both words and deeds that they despise the U.S. Constitution while they bend over backward to embrace Islamists, illegal aliens, and anyone who hates America and feels entitled.  The left is interested only in power and nothing else — even if it means sacrificing our safety and security.

Virginia's Giddy Gun Controllers.  Calling the state legislature into session last Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam could not have been more elated.  His Democrats have taken over the state legislature and are giddily preparing to exercise every ounce of their new-found powers.  Northam's expansive legislative agenda includes:  passage of the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment (the deadline for ratification expired in 1982); decriminalization of marijuana; big spending on "save the planet" environmental nonsense; further liberalization of abortion laws; and, of course, far-reaching strict gun controls.  Today, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee will begin consideration of a host of gun control bills.

Vermont bill would decriminalize adult prostitution.  A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.  The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators.  Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, said she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes, reported.

Democrats Have Become a Disfigured Reflection of the Party They Once Were.  [Scroll down]  We see in their contempt for federal marijuana laws, the institution of sanctuary cities, and their hostility to border enforcement a deranged lack of perspective regarding the health of our citizens, many of whom are struggling with or dying from drug usage.  The opioid epidemic we face is clearly connected to the opioid supply, and that, in turn, is clearly a border issue.  Yet they put aside the well-being of so many poor souls caught by the hook of addiction into ignoring border enforcement in order to score political hate points against the president.  Instead of looking at border issues in terms of law and national health, they turn enforcement into an ugly, defamatory argument about American and Trumpian racism.  Only 14 years ago, they were able to agree with Republicans on the need for stronger border enforcement, whereas now they try to block every Trump attempt — mandated by the American people — to bring order out of chaos on our southern border.

Our Lady of Perpetual Impeachment vs.  America.  [Scroll down]  [T]his year we choose between a man who has been doing the job splendidly and Corruption Central.  It won't matter much which of the primary candidates ends up in front — they are all primarily against the ideas that have made this country the best thing to have ever happened to humanity.  They are against the sovereignty of the individual, against sovereignty of the states, and against the sovereignty of this nation.  They are for extravagant spending and taxation, against the right to defend oneself, against the right of a baby to be born, against truth, and logic, and reality.  Every one of them raised a hand when asked if they supported the Green New Deal, the most incoherent, unrealistic, ridiculous proposal ever conceived.

Triggering A Recession Tops The Dems' Presidential Agendas.  The 2020 Democratic presidential field is in near unanimous agreement that fracking has to be banned or at least regulated to death over time.  It plays well to the party's base, especially its green fringe.  It's also an endorsement of recession.  Joe Biden, currently atop the Democratic primary polls, recently said he would "love to" ban fracking "right now," and would also "love to make sure we can't use any oil or gas, period," reports Common Dreams, a website that caters to leftist and socialist devotees.  But the decelerated Delawarean's plan is to "transition away from" fracking rather than killing it all at once.  So put him in the "slow death" category among Democrat candidates.  Meanwhile, in the summary execution category we find Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and former Indianapolis Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  Warren even said that on the day she is inaugurated, "I will ban fracking — everywhere."

Newly-Elected Democrats Let Their Masks Slip, Revealing The Fascists Beneath.  There are no "moderate" Democrats.  All Democrats are dangerous to your life, prosperity and freedom.  They prefer churchgoers die rather than be able to defend themselves.  They want newly-prosperous frackers to learn to code.  They want you jailed for denying the climate cult or the fact that there are men and there are women and there is nothing else.

Topics We Aren't Allowed to Talk About.  There is an unspoken agreement among the people in charge of our country not to talk about what has happened to it.  They are personally implicated in its decline.  Often they are profiting from it.  The last thing they want is a national conversation about what went wrong.

A leaderless party with no plan.  In 2016, Donald John Trump offered the idea of defending our country and putting America First in trade and other dealings with foreigners.  Hillary offered the status quo, this time with a woman as the figurehead instead of a black man.  Historians will wonder why the race was even close.  In 2020, President Trump has a solid record of peace and prosperity to run on, while Democrats struggle to offer an idea that connects with Americans.

The Campaign Money Industrial Complex.  The current Democratic presidential primary with its fifteen surviving candidates is a political spectacle of the first order.  Oddities abound, for example, several former governors and members of Congress, many with illustrious records, have dropped out yet others, notably Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson and Tom Steyer, still hang on despite having zero political experience.  Equally odd, two of the leading contenders in the pack, Senators Warren and Sanders, openly espouse views which only a few years ago would have been far beyond the ideological mainstream, for example, open borders, drastic tax increases and a hodgepodge of socialist-flavored hyperexpensive entitlements.

Republicans are the party of civil liberties as Democrats walk away.  The Founders considered it axiomatic that the government should have strict limits and the rights of the individuals were not to be constrained.  But Democrats have sadly shifted their priorities.  The left wing increasingly favors intrusion in all aspects of American life and advocates policies diminishing personal rights in favor of state power and jeopardizing the social contract.

The Destructiveness of the Liberal Child Mind.  One of the very many reasons I would never vote Left (Democrat) is because of the child-like view of the world embraced by those with this ideology. [...] This childishness begins with their utterly naïve belief that government workers and politicians are basically competent, kind, and compassionate, hence deserving great power over each of us.  It sweeps across their foolish and destructive open borders policies, their twisted view that American history does not live up to a utopian view of life, the preposterous notion that a boy or girl in the womb is not a living human being, their cosmically foolish calls to end fossil fuel use, and their suicidal notion that disarming the good guy will help smite evil.

America Must Confront The Enemy From Within.  Emboldened by the fact that no one stops them, Democrats have lurched all the way into communism and spout the most insane ideas that they expect everyone to just accept and implement.  Everything from the Green New Deal to Medicare for All to Obamacare to the sacrificing of millions of the unborn to some inherent dark beast.  Every one of their potential candidates for the 2020 presidential ticket is [...] crazy in their policy views.  I take some comfort in knowing none of them can come close to beating Trump but I fear a last-minute entry by someone like Michelle Obama who would ratchet up the stakes here nightmarishly.

Coming In 2020: Nightmare Year for the Left?  I have a simple theory for the Democrats' dramatic lurch to the left: they thought that Donald Trump is so weak and so easily beatable that the 2020 election offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go for broke, and run with the most radical platform ever.  It looks increasingly to be a suicidal proposition.

Corrupt Democrats Pushing America toward the Abyss.  The last three years have seen a significant decrease in Democrats' overall power, most notably in the loss of the courts.  Instead of resulting in a moderating push back toward responsibility, the rejection by voters and loss of Democrat power resulted in primal rage and a further breakdown of accountability. [...] One would think a party that saw its political power in decline would tack toward the center instead of running toward insanity.  Democrats' belief in their cultural control and media support has instead resulted in the toxic byproduct of maniacal overreach.

Ilhan Omar at Sanders Rally: 'We Need to Abolish ICE' and 'We Should All Be Proud to Be Radicals'.  Speaking at a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ilhan Omar said that the United States can't claim to stand up for human rights around the world while "violating human rights at our border." [...] On Twitter, the congresswoman from Minnesota went even further.  "We need to abolish ICE," she said about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, "create pathways to citizenship, and welcome refugees with open arms."

The Editor says...
Admission to the United States is not a human right.

Shouldn't the media report how bad previous climate change predictions have been instead of participating in the indoctrination?  It is truly a shame that the media is willing to repeat talking points to push a radical, leftist agenda instead of doing their job of investigating and asking questions and telling the public the truth.  Why should we believe that if we give bureaucrats and politicians trillions of dollars and more control of our lives that the[y] can control temperatures, sea levels and storm activity forever when these are the same people that peddled the lies about Russian collusion and Obamacare for years?  The greatest existential threat to our freedom and prosperity is the people pushing for getting rid of fossil fuels.  It is certainly not Trump, who is trying to give the power, purse and freedom back to the people as fast as possible.

Will Dems Leave Their Irreligious Party?  The average Democrat I know does not believe that infanticide is a right nor do they accept the nonsense that there are more than two genders.  They do not believe that open borders that allow drugs and murderous gangs into our country should be our policy.  Those that have jobs do not approve of their wages taxed to give benefits to those who are here unlawfully.  They are also outraged that children are being subjected to progressive stunts like having drag queens read to them in public while exposing their crotches.  (Don't believe this?  Google it).  They do not approve of grown men being allowed to use women's bathrooms especially when they are being occupied by young girls.  Yet all of that is being pushed by the Democrats running for president in 2020.

Party of Permanent Impeachment:  Democrats do their part to re-elect Trump.  You've heard of the Marxist "permanent revolution" strategy for permanent leftist power grabs?  Democrats have their own take on it, cooking up "permanent impeachment."  That's all they have to offer in exchange for America's votes.  After spending their past two years in the House majority doing absolutely nothing but fighting among themselves until they united on the matter of negating the results of the 2016 election, impeachment now and forever is all they have on offer for voters.  If they can't get Trump this time, they'll get him the next.  No USMCA, no border wall, no health care, no infrastructure, not even free stuff, a Democrat specialty.  Just two more years of same-old, same-old, impeachment now, impeachment forever, impeachment über alles, along with a side order of infighting between the hard and harder left.

Medicare For All:  Progressive Campaign Killer.  [Scroll down]  Yes, it helps to have a reason for your candidacy beyond media reports that you check all the right boxes.  But the argument that Harris flopped because of a failure to communicate lets her off easy.  The [New York] Times piece didn't mention the policy initiative upon which Harris launched her campaign:  Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All legislation that would eliminate private and employer-based health insurance.  Harris signed on as a cosponsor to the bill last April.  It's haunted her ever since.  Medicare for All might look like the sort of "big, structural change" that sets progressive hearts aflutter.  For most voters it causes arrhythmia.  The proposal is liberals' fool's gold.  It appears valuable but is actually worthless.

Democrats Demand Higher Taxes for the Poorest Americans to Pay for Their Socialist Schemes.  Democrats running for president couldn't be more clear:  they want to raise taxes on low- and middle-income Americans.  And they're proud of it!  Not to balance the debt mind you, but to fund their increasingly unhinged policies for "giving" free health care, college tuition, housing and food to everyone in America, with illegal immigrants at the front of the line.

The New Nihilists:  Political Nihilism and the Progressive Movement in America.  In spite of [Obama's] efforts, Hillary lost, and President Trump began unwinding Obama's legacy.  In the end, Obama's above-the-fray, laissez-faire approach to leadership was a mistake — a mistake that today's progressives will not repeat.  They are the new nihilists, activists openly calling for the destruction of America's existing social and political institutions so that new, progressive ones can arise from the rubble.  No more electoral college, no more borders, no more constitutional restrictions is their cry, and all the Democratic Party's presidential hopefuls say amen.

The obsessive, intolerant, despicable do-nothing-but-obstruct Democrats.  The Democrats are officially the party of rigid identity politics, racism, hate speech, the abrogation of the Constitution and an obsession to impeach the President.  That is all they have dedicated their energy to for three years.  They have done nothing but try to block every aspect of the Trump agenda for which he was elected[.]

After the Impeachment.  [I]f the Democrats win this sham of an impeachment proceeding and the 2020 election, we should be very frightened, because a victory will usher in an era of governance that will lead to a timeline similar to what happened to Venezuela. [...] Many of today's advocates for socialism have no recollection of Venezuela in 1992 as the third-richest country in the world.  Nor do they understand that Venezuela's socialist president ran on "income inequality" in 2001 and shortly afterward put into place the same list of "reforms" as the ones now being advocated by today's Democratic candidates and some of their more radical allies — healthcare under government control, free higher education, guns confiscated, opposition leaders imprisoned, elections suspended, etc.

Correcting Voters' Mistakes.  Sad to say, but the recall is not available for federal officeholders.  Some Americans might resent that unavailability, given the performance this year of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The new Democrat-controlled House is so intent on impeaching the president that it can't do the business of the People.  If the possibility of recall and removal were hanging over House members' heads, maybe the chamber wouldn't be so dysfunctional.

Trump is 100% on His Game.  I thank God that President Trump is not like other Republicans. [...] If Trump is not reelected in 2020, Democrats will kill healthy babies even after they are born.  Sixteen-year-old girls will have double mastectomies without parental consent or knowledge in absurd attempts to become men.  Democrats will roll out the red carpet to drug dealing, murderous illegals along with illegal alien children carrying strange diseases being admitted into our schools.  The Democrats' Green New Deal promises to stop air travel, kill the fossil fuel industry, and implement a long list of insane job-killing and economy crushing initiatives.  You cannot imagine the huge number of jobs Democrats will kill or force overseas.  Trump has our economy booming.  Black unemployment has hit a new historic low.  All of Trump's unprecedented remarkable successes for America will be flushed down the toilet if Democrats take the White House.

Barack Obama and the Behar doctrine.  [Scroll down]  By packaging their hard-left agenda as "sensible," "fair," and "just," they can fool the American people into electing them.  "How we approach (manipulating the American people) will be important."  "Wait until you get elected and then take the guns away."  Wait until you get elected and then take away Americans' freedom of speech, religion, and right of assembly.  Wait until you get elected and then relegate American citizens to a government-run healthcare system.  Wait until you get elected and then open the floodgates on the Southern border.  Wait until you get elected and then do away with the Electoral College, effectively relegating the Presidency to leftist voters in New York and Los Angeles.  Again, make no mistake, Obama is not a moderate.  He still seeks to "fundamentally change" America, only wants Democratic candidates to hide their agenda until elected.

Democrats Are Failing the Reality Test.  It's hard to think of a major Democrat issue and proposed solution that is not a fake.  It's an emergency.  What's the emergency?  Everything.  The planet, white privilege, transgender rights, Nazi policies on the border, killer cops.  A health care crisis so dire the government must ban private insurance, private doctors, and private hospitals.  Most of all President Trump is a walking emergency.  His voters are hate-filled bigots who love his authoritarian tendencies.  They are a danger to our democracy.  Democrat fixes are a list of economic and physical impossibilities.  Ban oil, gas, and coal; make health care and college "free"; hand out reparations for slavery.  They promise they will raise all the money from billionaires' spare change.  The Democrats running for president in 2020 don't talk about normal issues — jobs and national security.  They have nothing to say about opportunities for minorities.

Mazie Hirono exists to prove conservatives right about Democrats.  Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is a bit like failed 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke in that she is living proof that there is at least a grain of truth to even the wildest allegations leveled against the Democratic Party.  "No one is coming for your guns," they said, "that is just a right-wing fantasy."  Then along came O'Rourke.  "Climate change is not a cult," they said.  Then along came Hirono.  The senator told supporters this week that they need to keep protesting so the Democratic Party can continue to be "committed to human rights, environmental rights, climate change — believe in climate change as though it's a religion (it's not, it's science)."  There are two ways to translate Hirono's comments.  You can take her seriously and interpret her words to mean:  We must treat climate change as seriously as people of faith treat religion.  You can also take her literally and interpret her words to mean:  Climate change is a cult and we are proud acolytes.

Natural Rights Versus Political Rights.  A headline I read this weekend proclaimed that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the Klan-hood-wearing gent formerly known at VMI as "Coonman," was "working on" possible gun confiscation in Virginia now that money on the Left has successfully buried his racism and bought the legislature for their party.  Aside from the obvious commentary about what happens when Democrats obtain power, the headline suggests a far deeper problem confronting our country.  It is only a matter of time before anti-constitutional forces seize control of the Senate, or perhaps the White House, and when they do, what historically American citizens consider to be unalienable rights will suddenly disappear.  The coming purge of natural rights is inevitable.

Is impeachment all about the SCOTUS?  [Scroll down]  What is the most important issue for the left?  Unrestricted abortion, under any and all circumstances, even after birth.  All other issues are secondary to them.  They want open borders, no voter ID, Venezuela-style socialism, and a massive welfare state that allows the government to control the population.  They embrace the man-made climate change nonsense.  But nothing is as precious to the left as free access to abortion.  They do not believe in the sanctity of life, even for a baby born alive.  They fear Roe may be overturned if Trump chooses another Supreme Court Justice.  That may be what the current impeachment absurdity is all about.

Many journalists would rather have the economy collapse than have a Republican in the White House.  Everything the Democrats are proposing relating to the economy involves imposing major tax increases and substantial increases in regulations.  Every policy involves transferring massive amounts of money, power and freedom from businesses and the people and handing it over to the very wealthy politicians and bureaucrats in DC who produce nothing.  If they get elected and get three of their proposals enacted the economic collapse would be greater than anything we have ever seen.  The first disastrous policy would be Medicare for all.  Millions of jobs would be lost and trillions of stock, bond and real estate values would be lost, harming 100% of us.  When Elizabeth Warren was asked about the millions of jobs that would be lost, she gave one of the most idiotic answers ever.  She said those people could just sell life, auto and home insurance instead of health insurance as if demand for those products would skyrocket.

Why Trump is the Black Voters' Clear Choice in 2020.  From as far back as I can remember, Democrats have deceived blacks by drilling the lie into their heads that they are victims of eternally racist America.  Insidiously, Democrats continue to sell blacks the lie that America is a hellhole of racism in which Republicans and conservatives are obsessed with conceiving ways to keep blacks down.  Consequently, far too many blacks absurdly believe a majority of Americans (Trump voters) are white supremacists and their only hope of keeping them at bay is to continue voting for Democrats. [...] Blacks today do not know that the Democratic party has become the home of socialists, communists, progressives, and anti-Americanism.  All Democrats care about is furthering their anti-God agenda.  The folks they claim to advocate for (minorities, women and LGBTQ) are nothing more than useful idiots.  Democrats want blacks hating their country.  This is why Democrats say all black success is despite America's rabid racism.

Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Fears Democrat Party Moving Too Far Left: 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) dismissed the mounting concerns from establishment Democrats, who fear that she and presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are moving the Democrat Party "too far left," asserting that the ultra-leftist movement is "bringing the party home."  Ocasio-Cortez stumped with Sanders in Iowa over the weekend and addressed critics who say that candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sanders are moving the Democrat Party "too far left" with their proposals for "free" college, Medicare for All, and multitrillion-dollar climate change proposals.

Democrat ideas benefit China, not us.
The Electric Car Fantasy.  New York Senator Chuck Schumer has promised that if Democrats win the Senate in 2020, they'll pass a law requiring that every car in America be electric by 2040.  Chinese policymakers must be celebrating, because China makes the majority of the world's batteries and has the most new battery factories under construction.  The Chinese will need someone to buy all those batteries.  This past summer, when China abandoned subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs), sales collapsed.  China's plan now is to require automakers to produce EVs, but at a paltry 3 percent to 4 percent of output.  Perhaps Beijing will ultimately increase the allocation, but truly revolutionary technologies never require governments to order their adoption.  As for Schumer's plan, it will fail on every front — including saving China's battery industry.

The Bonfire of the Democrats.  Policies favored by Democrats in Congress or running for office:  [#1] "Medicare for All."  The title is a deception.  This proposal has nothing to do with present "Medicare" which is a limited program for old people, a program that pays part of medical expenses and for which participants pay premiums.  Medicare Part B pays about 80% of medical expenses.  The recipient either pays the remainder or has a supplemental secondary payer insurance.  "Medicare for All" is a single payer, government pays all, concept that wipes everything else off the board and which would cost a vast amount of non-existent magic money.  Warren calculates the cost of such a system to be 52 trillion dollars over ten years.

6 GOP House members:  Democrats obsessed with impeachment, ignore border crisis.  House Democrats are so obsessed with impeaching President Trump and trying to undermine the Trump administration that they are doing nothing to fix real problems Americans care about, like border security.  In fact, House Democrats are so determined to undercut the president's agenda that they refuse to recognize the national security vulnerabilities on our southwest border.  We saw these vulnerabilities firsthand as part of a trip last weekend to the Rio Grande Valley, the most trafficked part of the border.

Socialism guarantees failure and suffering — So why do so many Americans support it?  Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.  Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism.  Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.  Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea and Venezuela are unfree, poor and failed states.  Baathism — a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism — ruined the postwar Middle East.  The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection.  In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world.

They don't know what socialism is.  As someone who has personal experience with socialism, let me tell you that it does not work at any level, from creating jobs to running a health care program.  It is a disaster, and there is not much more that we can say.  Want more proof?  Look around and see what works and does not.

The Democrats' Pursuit of Power.  The partisan impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump is little more than the Democrats' latest attempt to gain what has always been the object of their party's desire:  political power.  To the end of obtaining power, the Democratic Party has supported every tyrannical and immoral policy — from slavery to confiscatory taxation to abortion — presented in the political domain over the past two hundred years.

Bernie Sanders's and Elizabeth Warren's health-care plans sound too good to be true.  They are.  Single-payer health care can work.  Government-run systems operate in other industrialized countries and often achieve comparable or better overall results, for less money, than the health-care patchwork in the United States.  So why aren't Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposing something that resembles those systems?  The two presidential candidates promise far more generous benefits than other countries offer.  They pretend that the United States wouldn't have to make any of the trade-offs other nations have had to make.  They promise fantastically generous benefits, no premiums, co-payments or other cost-sharing, and a miraculously low price tag.  It's fiction.

In Virginia, Democrats use Green New Deal to turn red to blue.  Democrats who ran on newly-progressive platforms, like the Green New Deal, and made major gains in the Virginia state government on Tuesday credit those approaches as part of the reason for their successes at the close of expensive and ultra-competitive races.  Democratic proponents and activists argue that a party-wide adoption of the state's Green New Deal plan helped the party flip six seats in the state's House of Delegates and two in the Senate.  The Virginia Democratic Party rolled out its support for the plan in September in the run-up to the election.  Similar to the Green New Deal legislation introduced to Congress, Virginia's plan calls for net-zero emissions by 2050 and the creation of jobs in renewable energy sectors, while pursuing vast social welfare programs.

More about the Green New Deal.

New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World.  In 2018, Democratic candidates waded into hostile territory and flipped 40 House districts, many of them moderate or conservative in their makeup.  In almost every instance, their formula centered on narrowing their target profile by avoiding controversial positions, and focusing obsessively on Republican weaknesses, primarily Donald Trump's abuses of power and attempts to eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans.  The Democratic presidential field has largely abandoned that model.  Working from the premise that the country largely agrees with them on everything, or that agreeing with the majority of voters on issues is not necessary to win, the campaign has proceeded in blissful unawareness of the extremely high chance that Trump will win again.

A Great Awakening to the Fight is Upon Us.  [Scroll down]  No more compromise, no more calls for bipartisanship.  Republicans have been outfoxed on that score every time. [...] The old liberal promises of compromise and conciliation were and are false (remember the pledge that when we get same-sex marriage we'll be done with sex and gender issues?).  Barack Obama's reasonableness was a disguise, Joe Biden's Scranton liberalism a pose.  Obergefell was but a step in the never-ending reduction of traditional sex roles.  The inclusion of minority literature and history in the curriculum during the 1970s and '80s wasn't to serve the ideals of diversity.  It was to redefine America as a racist creation from 1619 to the present.  The Left has been making war by other means for 50 years, changing history textbooks, peddling films that mock fatherhood and faith, designing bogus studies that show pay gaps and systemic racism.  But it's been a war nonetheless, and a successful one because conservative leaders and intellectuals have failed to assess the other side.

The Progressives' unrestricted war on America.  America is experiencing a non-violent war of aggression pushed by an increasingly belligerent Left, that aims to progress the nation toward full-blown socialism.  While the Democratic Party is in the forefront of the progressive onslaught, it is not the author of, nor the ideological center for, the Progressive Movement (PM).  It is its public face.  The PM incorporates the combined efforts of activists in multiple arenas, some inside government but most outside, that share the PM's political and cultural goals.  While their focus is within the U.S., the scope of the larger international initiative, as driven by global Statists, targets the Western democracies.

Warren: How does $20.5 trillion in new spending for Medicare for All — plus amnesty for illegals — sound?  This very expensive proposal comes with not one but two unicorns, you'll be pleased to know.  Our famously inefficient government will somehow reduce the total amount Americans spend on health insurance by creating its own industry monopoly, an economic arrangement also not typically associated with efficiency.  And it's going to do this without demanding one thin dime in new taxes from the middle class, a possibility that even Bernie Sanders has deemed too preposterous to include in his own Medicare for All plan.

New York Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Prisoners to Vote.  A New York state lawmaker is proposing legislation to make prison inmates eligible to vote in elections while incarcerated.  State Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) introduced a bill before Election Day on Tuesday, November 5, that would allow prisoners to register and vote while incarcerated, the New York Post reported.  The state and county boards of elections would keep tabs on the program, and convicted felons would also be allowed to take part.

Lies catch up with Democrats.  For years, Democrats brushed aside concerns that by giving them an inch they would seek a mile.  But Obamacare did lead to a demand for Government Health Care For All.  Gay civil unions did lead to gay marriage and now transgendering (castrating) boys.  Beto O'Rourke wants to use gay marriage to regulate religions via the tax code.  His call for gun confiscation drew calls to shut up and not give the store away.  Democrats lie about their goals.

2020 Democrats Go All-In on the Socialist Vote — Less than 1/5 of Americans.  The 2020 Democrat presidential candidates are so enthralled by the corporate media and far-left influencers, they are openly embracing socialism, even though only 19 percent of Americans identify as socialists.  Medicare for All is straight-up socialism.  It's stripping 150 million Americans of the health insurance they are satisfied with to force us into a one-size-fits-all, government-run system.  Remember how well that worked out for the Veterans Administration?  How many people died?

Warren speaks with forked tongue.  [Scroll down]  Now that we are down to the last little Indian, a question that has been furtively whispered ever since the Democratic field assembled for playtime this summer is out in the open:  do the Democrats have a death wish?  Forget about the comic relief candidates — Cory Booker, Eric Swalwell, Jay Inslee et alii.  What does it mean that two top Democratic candidates are an avowed socialist who harbors a special place in his heart for the Soviet Union, one of the most monstrous tyrannies in world history, and an unavowed socialist who traipses around the word but embraces all the policies?  Remember, Warren has publicly declared that 'I'm with Bernie' when it comes to 'Medicare for all', i.e. government-run (which means badly run) healthcare.  Ronald Reagan was right when he noted that 'one of the traditional ways of imposing statism or socialism' on a society was by way of medicine.  Obamacare took a huge step in that direction.  'Medicare for all' would finish the task.

The Democratic plan for a 42% national sales tax.  If you're a Democrat who supports "Medicare for All," pick your poison.  You can ruin your political career and immolate your party by imposing a ruinous new sales tax, a gargantuan income tax hike or a surtax on corporate income that would wreck thousands of businesses.  This is the cost of bold plans.  Supporters of Medicare for All, the huge, single-payer government health plan backed by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and several other Democratic presidential candidates, say it's time to think big and move to a health plan that covers everyone.  Getting there is a bit tricky, however.  A variety of analyses estimate that Medicare for All would require at least $3 trillion in new spending.  That's about as much tax revenue as the government brings in now.  So if paid for through new taxes, federal taxation would have to roughly double.

Three Far-Left Economists Are Influencing The Way Young People View The Economy And Capitalism.  Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are University of California, Berkeley economics professors and key players in designing economic policy for 2020 Democratic hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.  Saez and Zucman helped design Warren and Sanders' wealth tax plans and have presented misleading calculations that claim "Medicare for All" would cut taxes for most Americans, despite Sanders admitting he would raise taxes on the middle class in order to achieve his "Medicare for All" plan.

Trump vs. the barbarians at the gates.  American progressives, beginning with Woodrow Wilson, set out to destroy America as founded to undo the Constitution and to make the US into a totalitarian creation not unlike Mao's China, Stalin's Soviet Union, Castro's Cuba, Chavez' and Maduro's Venezuela. [...] The Left does mean to purposefully obliterate the cultural values that made this nation great.  They do mean to indoctrinate our young people with the myth of transgenderism, sacrificing the futures of countless children in the process.  They do mean to implement control over every aspect of our lives via the shallow myth of climate alarmism by instilling fear in the young.  They willfully intend to impose their socialist, soon-to-be communist globalism on us all.  That's their plan and they are sticking to it, no matter how obvious it becomes that Americans are not on board.

Rand Paul: 'Nobody In The Media Seems To Care' That Bernie And AOC 'Supporting' Ideas Of 'Stalin And Mao'.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently appeared on C-SPAN's "After Words" program to promote his new book, "The Case Against Socialism."  During the approximately 45 minute interview with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) acting as host, Paul spoke about the dangers of people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) promoting socialist ideology unchallenged.

Pew Report:  The two-party gap widens without agreement on basic facts.  [Scroll down]  Moreover, 73% of the public — including 77% of Republicans and 72% of Democrats — say that voters in both parties "not only disagree over plans and policies but also cannot agree on the basic facts."  Even a cursory glance at House impeachment proceedings and media reports about the Trump presidency provides proof enough of that.  Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates double down on Leftist extremism in their calls for open borders; providing health care, voting rights, and benefits for illegal aliens.  Democrats are promoting an environmental policy that would cost tens of trillions of dollars; student loan debt forgiveness; minimal guaranteed incomes; gun confiscation; punishing churches for their religious beliefs, and much more.  All against conservative policy increasing the political divisions between the two parties.  There is no coming to an agreement.

Guerrilla Politics.  Even those voters supporting the left who are only casually familiar with the political landscape know that the outrageous promises by the cast of presidential hopefuls cannot possibly be funded.  Dangling "free stuff," a widely used tactic of the Obama administration, is quickly losing its luster.  In its place the Democratic strategists have created a new approach by combining two playbooks — Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and the 6th-century B.C. book by Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War.  What has evolved with this combination is a form of guerrilla politics never before seen in our country's political history.

The Democrats — Who They Are, What they Want and How to Confront Them.  Every time the Democratic presidential contenders take the stage, we witness a stunning display of the Democratic Party's ideological conversion to a Marxist-sponsored socialist cartel.  In pursuit of utopian/egalitarian virtue, the party has adopted the language of the ideology and is growing perpetually out of sync with American liberties.  In a frightening sense of déjà vu, the downsized American replicas of Leon Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin, Clara Zetkin, and Rosa Luxemburg are seeking to impose the moralities of a flawed society through seductive promises of fairness and equality with an intensity and passion that rivals that of their precursors a century earlier. [...] Some bombastically prophesy environmental calamities and the end of the world unless we implement insane ideas they put forward as the key to salvation.  Those loonies cannot be persuaded by facts, historical records, or common sense.

All Democrats are saying is, Give War a Chance.  Democrats, always reliably anti-Trump, have now carved out a position for themselves of being the party of Pro-War Protest.  They are passionately in favor of our continued military intervention in Syria.  Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi apparently were aggressive in their meeting with President Trump, protesting his announced policy of withdrawing the small American military contingent in that country.  Fake News ABC lent its support to the pro-war cause by providing phony footage of an artillery demonstration that it falsely claimed portrayed Kurds being slaughtered.

O'Rourke's America.  [Scroll down]  Democrats, no longer content to impose confiscatory taxes on income, now propose — here again, Sanders and Warren stand together — to seize Americans' savings, confiscating their property rather than merely levying their income.  If you don't like that, you can organize a political campaign against it — maybe, if the Democrats will let you.  But keep in mind that Democrats today also hold as an article of faith that the federal government should have the power to prohibit the distribution of videos critical of Democratic presidential candidates, which is what the Citizens United case was all about.

Beto's War On Religious Liberty.  Having sworn himself to be a mortal enemy of the Second Amendment, pledging to go door-to-door to confiscate the AR-15s law-abiding citizens possess to protect their homes and family, Peter [sic] Francis O'Rourke now sets his sights on the First Amendment by announcing at a CNN townhall event on LGBTQ policies, a "church tax" on those religious entities who believe, based on their religious faith, that homosexuality is a sin and, based on their originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, that gay marriage is not a constitutional right. [...] Apparently, in Beto's mind being entitled to hold one's own religious beliefs is not a basic human right, unlike killing the unborn up until the moment of birth.  Tolerance in the alternate universe of the liberal elite is a one-way street.  But they don't want tolerance.  They want acceptance.

We Teach Nothing, We Know Nothing — and That Could Cost the United States Everything.  [The Democrats'] entire presidential field is endorsing some version of the following platform.
  [#1]   "Free" healthcare. Some of them have endorsed free, meaning taxpayer-funded, healthcare for non-citizens. [...]
  [#2]   "Free" education. Again, meaning redistributive and taxpayer-funded.
  [#3]   Some version of nationalizing energy policy, either a fracking ban or something along the lines of national policy. [...]
  [#4]   Andrew Yang is promising to pay millions of Americans a "universal wage" — create dependence, via confiscation and redistribution.
  [#5]   Beto O'Rourke is a special case.  He's promising to disarm Americans, destroy our churches and force wealthy Americans out of their homes.
  [#6]   Ban all fossil fuels.  How?  And what would this do to our economy?
  [#7]   Open borders.
They're gathering around these proposals under the guise of "ending income inequality."  Ending income inequality is literally impossible.  It cannot be done, ever, under any human circumstance.  Some people will always make more money than some other people.

Democrats want to close churches, raise taxes and pay for sex reassignment surgery.  I'm not sure what's more jaw-dropping — the disdain Democratic presidential candidates have for rural Americans and their values, or their willingness to make it a centerpiece of their campaign to unseat Donald Trump.  Did they learn nothing from 2016?  Beto O'Rourke's plans to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens and to put churches out of business, combined with Elizabeth Warren's stinging insult that conservative religious people are too ugly to find a suitable mate, are good reminders that the national Democratic Party has simply abandoned rural and Middle America.  The presidential candidates' appearance last week at a CNN town hall tackling LGBTQ issues revealed a serious weakness in Democratic plans to defeat President Donald Trump.

Here are five questions that need to be asked.  [#4] Fourth, do the presidential candidates agree with House Democrats, who on Sept. 26 passed the first step toward government health care for people in the country illegally by mandating a whole series of health activities, including electronic health records at the border?

Dismaying Dumbed-down Discourse.  I see the crowds cheering the 2020 Democrat candidates and wonder if they're being paid to appear, or are they really, really ignorant about what this party had become?  It is now the party of open borders, socialism, atheism, infanticide and is offering lots of free stuff that's being paid by taxpayers.  It is also the party that is completely committed to everything the "alphabet people" espouse.  The LGBQT, aka the alphabet people (dubbed by the brave comedian Dave Chapelle), has the Left convinced that there are more than two genders and thus it is perfectly fine that men claiming to be women can now compete against women in sports events and can use women's toilets — where little girls can no longer feel safe.  This is pure insanity but if the progressive left certifies it, the mentally deficient will accept it.

Elizabeth Warren's Workers Plan Will Provide Back Pay to Illegal Aliens.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate, is vowing to "fight" for back pay for illegal aliens.  As part of Warren's "Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages" plan, illegal aliens who have worked illegally in the United States — sometimes by stealing Americans' identities and Social Security numbers — would become eligible to receive back pay for their previous work by amending the National Labor Relations Act.

Stephen Miller: 2020 Democrats Want to 'Sacrifice the Working Class' for Illegal Aliens.  [Scroll down]  As Breitbart News estimated, providing free healthcare to every illegal alien in the U.S. would cost up to $66 billion a year or $660 billion over a decade to American taxpayers.  Already, Americans are forced to subsidize illegal aliens' medical costs to the sum of almost $20 billion a year.  The Urban Institute's Linda Blumberg, a health insurance expert, told the New York Times that such a policy providing free healthcare for every foreign national who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border or overstays a visa would drive a migration of "people with serious health problems" to the country.

Trump vs.  Warren:  Trump Builds, Warren Destroys.  One of [Elizabeth] Warren's more extreme "plans" is her support for the Refund Equality Act — a bill that would refund taxes to homosexual couples who previously filed as unmarried singles.  The point is that in the past, before the legal recognition of gay "marriage," homosexuals living together were single.  That is why they filed as singles.  Warren wants to extend tax refunds to them retroactively.  A disturbing pattern emerges in Warren's plans for America.  At every point, they pit one class of Americans against another.  Women versus men.  Blacks versus whites.  Gays versus straights.  Disabled versus abled.  And especially poor versus rich.  In the past, despite whatever disparities that existed, Americans saw themselves as one people.  They believed that their treasured citizenship as Americans was more important than any differences.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Bill That Would Give Federal Benefits To Illegal Aliens.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found yet another way to spend your money.  The 29-year-old former bartender has unveiled a new six-bill package of legislation titled "A Just Society."  "A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare.  A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities.  A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing," says a page on her House website dedicated to the package.  "By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society."

MIT Researcher:  Swing Voters Repelled by 2020 Democrats' Medicare for All, Open Borders Agenda.  Swing voters are repelled by leftist policies from healthcare to immigration that 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates have endorsed, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals.  MIT researcher Alexander Agadjanian published his latest research in the New York Times, where he revealed that swing voters likely are six percentage points less likely to vote for a Democrat against President Trump in the 2020 election after learning of the leftist policy positions they have embraced.

Warren: Taxpayers must fund sex reassignment surgery.  "Everyone should be able to access high-quality, affordable, gender-affirming health care, but the Trump administration is trying to roll back important protections for trans Americans," Warren tweeted Tuesday.  "Help fight back by leaving a comment for HHS in protest."  With former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act — also known as his signature "Obamacare" plan that unconstitutionally forces Americans to pay for a service they don't want, including abortions for others — being scaled back under President Donald Trump's administration, Warren is determined to recover all the losses for the LGBT community while adding new privileges (dubbed as "rights").

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Excuse me for stating the obvious, but a sex change operation is not "gender-affirming."  It is exactly the opposite.

Democrat Campaign Slogan:  "We Are Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!"  It is a bizarre situation.  These Democrats don't take the old Civil Rights line that the core of America is just and fair, but has been distorted by past and present bigotries.  No, they say that American from the beginning and in essence is racist, from 1619 to the Founders to the KKK to the current president.  Has any politician in history, any prime minister or king or emperor, built his power base by trashing his country or nation, empire or tribe?  It has to be the strangest platform ever conceived.  Human beings want to believe that their country is good; they want to feel proud of their homeland, not ashamed; guilt is not a happy condition, especially a guilt whose source is so far from their experience.  But these aspiring leaders won't let them enjoy their citizenship.  They are scolds and chastizers, but still expect the recipients of their rebuke to love them.

Democrats Want To Make America Energy Dependent Again.  Several months into the primaries, and we have learned quite a lot about the Democratic candidates.  One candidate wants to guarantee the right to abortions for men.  Another presidential hopeful proposes free health care and education for illegal immigrants.  A long-shot contender aims to give every American free money just for breathing.  But many of the top-tier Democrats have another idea:  Ban fracking.

Warren Backs AOC's Illegal Immigrant Welfare Plan.  Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsed a Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) policy proposal that includes taxpayer-funded welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.  Ocasio-Cortez's proposal, dubbed "A Just Society," calls for nationwide rent control and bans the federal government from denying welfare benefits based on an individual's immigration status and previous criminal convictions.  Warren became the first Democratic presidential candidate to endorse the plan, calling it "just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we'll need" to make "big, structural change."

2020 Dems' top trillion-dollar plans.  Democratic candidates for the 2020 election are hoping to woo Americans through sweeping policy plans including the elimination of college debt and expanding Social Security — some of which carry hefty price tags.  Many Republicans have been critical of giving away too many freebies and undermining capitalism, and even democracy, and covering the sky-high costs of the Democrats proposals has become a point of criticism among their opponents — particularly when solutions come in the form of increased taxes.

Impeachment nonsense provides cover for Dems' daffy promises.  [Scroll down]  Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a "wealth tax" — anyone with a net worth (as opposed to income) of more than $50 million would have to pay an extra $1 million a year in taxes.  Some countries have tried this, but it only led to flight of capital and massive fraud.  Among the nations that eliminated the tax were France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands.  Not to mention, what's to stop some couple with a net worth of above $50 million from divorcing to get under the threshold?  So Bernie Sanders took one look at the Warren plan (and most likely his drooping poll numbers) and adjusted it to ensnare any taxpayer with a net worth of over $32 million.

Fracking Ban Proposed By 2020 Dems Would Kill Millions of Jobs.  A proposed fracking ban put forward by leading Democratic presidential candidates would have a devastating impact on U.S. jobs, energy independence, and even national security, according to several studies.  Reports from the American Petroleum Institute, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce painted a stark picture of the economic fallout from ending fracking, a process which has transformed the United States into the top oil and natural gas producer in the world.

The New Road to Serfdom.  Senators Sanders and Warren are battling for the heart and soul of the progressive wing of the democrat party by making outlandish promises.  Neither claims to be a socialist, Sanders says he's a democratic socialist whatever that is, but their proposals and philosophy certainly have the trappings of Socialism.  Their basic philosophy is to promise programs that guarantee individual security and deliver on those promises by increasing government authority over all aspects of life and the economy.  Senator Sanders has just introduced his Green New Deal with a price tag of $16 trillion over 10 years.  This is on top of Medicare for All, free tuition, family leave, and expanded social security.  Depending on whose analysis is used, the cost of these promises has to exceed $4 trillion annually.  The Federal Government's budget for this fiscal year is only $4.4 trillion.

Liberals Want to Grab Guns... but Who Will Do the Grabbing?  Lawmakers such as state senator Julie Morrison (D-Ill.) have smugly threatened mass confiscation, and others such as Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have suggested prosecution and prison time for noncompliance with mandatory buyback programs. [...] The much touted New Zealand buyback program has confiscated under 10% of known banned weapons.  Mandatory registration laws in deep blue Connecticut, New York, and California have garnered compliance rates of 15%, 4%, and 3%, respectively.  This is not even for confiscation, but for registration only.  How well do they think buyback programs will fare in Texas or Ohio?  Nope.  If they want guns confiscated, they'll have to do it themselves.

The Democrat debate was terrifying.  Who are these people?  [Scroll down]  Will we survive the socialist plan our Left has for us?  Only time will tell.  Given the Left's promulgation of homelessness, (they pass out needles and ban straws), their commitment to the further dumbing down of education and their disdain for Judeo-Christian values, to open borders and all that entails, and their fidelity to Marxist socialism, if they take the White House, the House and the Senate, America as we know it will be over.  The US will become a class-stratified society like that of old Europe, France before their Revolution.  Our elites will see to it that their lives are not impacted in any way by the legislation they mean to impose on the rest of us.  That is not part of their plan.

No, Conservatives Shouldn't Make Environmental Policy a Priority.  The Green New Deal betrayed the climate crusade's outlandish demands in its starkest, darkest terms yet, and a seven-hour climate change "town hall" on CNN this month featured Democratic presidential hopefuls promising everything from abortion and plastic straw bans to government-ordered veganism as solutions to halt supposed climate change.  Democratic candidates promise to become more dystopian on this issue as they head into the heart of the 2020 campaign season.  So, presented with this gift, it is no time for Republicans and conservatives to take the boot off the throat of the collective climate propaganda machine.

For many religious Americans, the word 'liberal' has become taboo.  The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has made himself into a cable news celebrity by denouncing Democrats as "godless" and "liberal" and hailing President Trump as the best friend for people of faith.  While Democrats have embraced the so-called nones — those with no religious affiliation — the party seems to have gone out of its way to drop the word "liberal."

Joe Biden's Platform Illustrates The Breakneck Speed Democrats Are Lurching Left.  A Tuesday [9/10/2019] report in McClatchy compared Biden's 2020 platform to Hillary Clinton's 2016 platform, finding the former vice president's policy prescriptions have drifted leftward from the former secretary of state's.  "From health care to climate change to criminal justice, Biden has proposed ideas more ambitious and liberal than policies supported by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign," the article declared.  It even went so far as to correctly note that "Biden's current set of policy prescriptions would likely be considered radical if they had been proposed in any previous Democratic presidential primary."  Examples include his health care plan, his climate change plan, his criminal justice reform plan, and his position on the death penalty.

Kimberley Strassel: 2020 Dems [are] vowing to 'kill every coal job, every oil and gas job' with climate goals.  Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel warned on Saturday that 2020 Democratic candidates' climate proposals could cause the loss of millions of jobs.  "When you talk about banning fracking.  When you talk about a carbon-free economy by 2030 or 2050, you are saying 'we are going to kill every coal job in the country, every oil and gas job, all of the shipping jobs that they do — we're talking about millions of positions," Strassel said during the "The Journal Editorial Report."

What Democrats Are Really Pushing.  Everyone once in a while, even if by accident, liberals tell you who they really are, what they think, and what they want to do.  Whether it slips out or they deliberately put it down in a statement, it's a quick little glimpse into what's going on in the void behind their vacant eyes.  This week saw a few of these glimpses. [...] Luckily, and sensibly, very few Americans bothered to tune in.  (Sympathy to those stuck in airports.  Even on mute, the crazy crept through.)  While all called for things like banning coal, oil drilling, fracking, and nuclear power, they also want to mandate the use of electric cars.  None addressed, nor were asked by any of the crowd or the so-called journalist cheerleaders moderating the clown show exactly where they planned to get all the electricity to charge those cars.

Seattle Might Ban New Homes and Buildings From Using Natural Gas.  The Seattle Times reports that Seattle's city council is considering legislation which would ban all new homes and buildings within city limits from using natural gas, and mandating that these edifices must use electric heating and cooking.  Councilmember Mike O'Brien will likely introduce the legislation next week.  If passed, it is expected that the regulations will go in effect next summer.  "We know that some people rely on natural gas at home and on the natural-gas industry for jobs, so we want to be thoughtful about how we transition," O'Brien said.  "But in the meantime, let's not continue to make the problem worse."

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This politician says he doesn't want to "make the problem worse."  What problem?  He didn't say, because there is no problem to solve.  Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, if that's what he means.  Mandating electric power instead of natural gas simply means that the gas will be burned at a central power plant instead of individual residences.  Left-wing politicians are really good at offering solutions for which there is no problem.

CNN's Presidential Climate Change Town Hall Was Insane.  Put it this way: the most benign climate-change plan proposed during CNN's seven-hour Democratic Party presidential candidate town hall was more authoritarian than anything Donald Trump has ever suggested during his presidency.  Democrats were not merely proposing massive societal upheaval but mass coercion.  CNN says it's a "crisis," though, so Democrats were free to offer one insane Nostradamus-like prediction after the next.  Not only is every weather event now a manifestation of global warming, but Beto O'Rourke says our communities will soon be "uninhabitable," and Pete Buttigieg says the challenge of warming is on par with World War II, a conflict that took more than 400,000 American lives and tens of millions of others.  None of this hysteria, as far as I can tell, was challenged during those seven hours.

Here's what the 2020 Dems plan to do for climate change.  As promised, 2020 presidential candidates showed up for a marathon seven-hour CNN town hall to discuss global warming last night.  Here's what they had to say:
  •   Bernie Sanders wants to put U.S. tax dollars toward aborting kids in poor countries.  He also promised that he'd raise taxes again.
  •   Joe Biden's eye filled with blood during the event.  He also stumbled and jumbled all the way through an answer about national security.
  •   Biden also said the Green New Deal doesn't go far enough with policy specifics.
  •   Elizabeth Warren came out against nuclear power plants.  She also wants to control Americans' use of light bulbs, straws, and cheeseburgers.
  •   Kamala Harris promised to nuke the Senate filibuster to pass the Green New Deal.  She also wants to ban plastic straws.
  •   Pete Buttigieg said that fighting climate change is "perhaps even more challenging" than winning World War II.
  •   "Beto" O'Rourke promised to reissue every environmental regulation that the Trump administration has rolled back.
  •   Julian Castro wants to set aside half of all the land in the United States for "biodiversity."
  •   Cory Booker wants to ban offshore drilling, while Kamala Harris wants to ban fracking.

Top 10 Things the 2020 Democrats Will Ban If Elected .  Here, in no particular order, are the top 10 things that the 2020 Democrats want you — not them — to give up.
  [#1]   Elizabeth Warren wants the government to control which light bulbs you use, which straws you use, and limit your cheeseburger consumption.
  [#2]   Joe Biden said the Green New Deal doesn't go too far and that he wants to ban coal power plants and fossil fuels.
  [#3]   Kamala Harris wants to ban plastic straws, fracking, off-shore drilling, and red meat.
  [#4]   Julian Castro wants to ban fracking while Andrew Yang wants to ban commercial air travel.
  [#5]   Pete Buttigieg believes that if you eat hamburgers or use straws, you are "part of the problem."
  [#6]   Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke want to ban offshore drilling.
  [#7]   Bernie Sanders even endorsed eugenics-style population control, including unlimited abortions.
But climate change is so imminent and so catastrophic, the Obama family just bought a $15 million beachfront property on Martha's Vineyard.

Ban Everything!.  Last night the Democratic presidential candidates and CNN held a "town hall" on climate change.  I saw somewhere that it was scheduled to last for seven hours.  Is that possible?  One wonders what ratings it got — even lower than CNN's usual dismal totals, I suspect.  Of course, it probably took seven hours for the candidates to list all the things they intend to ban.  Our friends at Grabien put together this helpful compendium:  [Video clip]

A Handy Mashup Of All The Things Democrat Candidates Want Banned.  A quick rundown:  We as a nation will be getting rid of red meat, plastic straws, offshore drilling, light bulbs, combustion engine vehicles, babies in poor countries, fossil fuels, oil, natural gas, coal, fracking, carbon, nuclear power plants, and factory farming.  What is amusing in all of this hysterical hyperactive enforcement is the contradictions between their desires.  Bernie talks of transitioning off of these fuels, for instance, while Liz Warren says there will be no more nuclear power, a carbon-neutral transition energy source.  Red meat is — literally — off the table but the growing demand for more grains will be stymied by the eradication of factory farming.  My favorite proposal of the lot comes from Andrew Yang.  [H]is solution to curb the heating of the planet is to have an array of large mirrors in our atmosphere to reflect the sunlight.

The Democrat Party Is the Largest Hate Group in America.  [Scroll down]  What do you call people that behave like fascists?  What do you call people who do not tolerate different opinions, political or otherwise?  The nicest word I can think of is "Democrat."  I have said it before.  I will reiterate it here.  I think today, in the United States of America 2019, the Democrat Party is the largest hate group in America, and they are the most dangerous.  The Democrat Party wants to deny Americans the right to self-defense by taking away their guns.  They want to deny non-Democrats the ability to earn a living.  They want to force people into an economic system that eliminates choice for consumers.  They want to ban fossil fuels. [...]

Dems Aim To Win Back Working Class With ... A Meat Tax?  There's been a spate of articles in recent days about how Democrats need to win back working-class voters who defected to President Donald Trump in 2016 if they want to regain the White House.  Right in the middle of this discussion, Sen. Bernie Sanders provided yet another reminder of how incredibly, unbelievably out of touch the Democratic Party is with those voters. [...] At a campaign event in South Carolina last week, an attendee noted how Germany is considering a 19% meat tax to fight climate change, and asked Sanders if he would support one to "ensure that Americans limit their consumption of animal products?"  "You're right," the Vermont Democrat responded.  "We've got to look at agriculture, we've got to look at every cause of the crisis that we face."

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There is no climate crisis, and eating meat does not make the weather change.

The kindness of socialism.  Almost all of the Democrat candidates for president support socialism.  They have not yet openly supported Rashida Tlaib's claim that the rich did not earn their wealth, which she says should be confiscated and given to the poor.  But the wealthy already pay most of the taxes in America.  And since the Democrats want to give free everything to everyone, it must be presumed that they know who would have to pay the bill for all that free stuff.  Socialism is not kind, however.  In practice, it has always led to ubiquitous poverty.  The wealthy class are devastated, but not to spread the wealth evenly.  The wealth that is stolen from the wealthy ends up in the hands of a new class of overlords of society, those who had promised that all would be equal after the victory of the revolution over the unjust wealthy classes.

Godless baby killers, one and all:
Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution.  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans as the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."  The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC's summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy.  The group celebrated the DNC's move as the first time a major party "embraced American nonbelievers."

The DNC passes resolution praising secular humanists, the religiously unaffiliated.  The Democratic National Committee recently passed a resolution extolling the values and virtues of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans, noting that they constitute the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."  Ironically, most of those in the "largest religious group" in the Democratic Party are utterly irreligious except for their belief in big government — and their own infallibility. [...] It is easy to believe that the Democratic Party is now formally wooing nonbelievers, embracing non-embracers.  In 2012, Democratic National Convention attendees actually booed the mention of "God."  At their 2016 Convention, a preacher was heckled while giving the opening prayer.  And, earlier this year, Democrats reintroduced the "Equality Act," which if passed will effectively repeal the First Amendment to the Constitution, destroy the concept of religious liberty, and force the devout to ignore their consciences.

Dems To Religious Voters:  Drop Dead.  [Scroll down]  The resolution also criticized "misplaced 'religious liberty' claims" — by which they mean any religious liberty claims at all that conflict with progressive dogmas.  This isn't anything new for the Democrats.

DNC proudly announces 'largest religious group within Dem Party'.  "Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party's values," the resolution states.  The resolution also says that the political party should push for "rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values."  Another part of the resolution tackles "patriotism," which is not a word many would associate with the Democrat Party in its current form. [...] The resolution was passed unanimously on August 24 by the DNC at their summer meeting in San Francisco, California.

A Fellowship of LosersThe Communist Manifesto is the greatest monument to erroneous thinking but profound persuasion in the history of thought.  Marx was an extremely talented propagandist.  He was a grossly incompetent economist.  A theme of the Manifesto is that oppression permeates all societies.  Initially it was about the oppression of workers (the proletariat) by owners (the bourgeoisie).  Now leftists view all societal relationships through the prism of oppression — only the placeholders change:  one race against another, Palestinians versus Israelis, male versus female.  The world is divided between the oppressors and the oppressed.  This view provides the foundation for identity politics and also makes it easy to accuse people of racism.

It's a Good Thing I Don't Live in the Country with the 'Best Medical Care'.  [Scroll down]  I do not understand how any voter can consider electing someone who threatens to destroy the health care we now enjoy.  Medicare for all will eliminate private insurance and these moronic politicians also want to give illegal immigrants, who have no right being here to begin with, all the same benefits.  Open borders are just plain suicidal.  Speaking of that horrible word; there has been a rash of suicides in Britain of nurses who are overwhelmed by the NHS with long hours, low pay and shortage of qualified staff.  The NHS is dealing with an average of 1388 patients every three minutes.  Bernie Sanders and the other 2020 candidates expect taxpayers to empty their pockets for their utopian dream that simply will never exist.

The Left's 'Three Rs': Russia, Racism, and Recession.  Tragically, among those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, the most important "R" is missing.  That would be reality.  Consequently, the cudgels of their "three Rs" campaign likely won't prevent another four years of the presidency that has been the bane of their existence.  If anything, that campaign is likely to boost his reelection chances next year.

Bernie Sanders: The $6 Trillion Man.  Over 10 years, Sanders wants to spend:  almost $33 trillion on Medicare for All, more than $16 trillion on a Green New Deal, $2 trillion on free college and debt forgiveness, $3.5 trillion on a jobs guarantee, and $1.8 trillion on new Social Security benefits.  Add it all up, and it's more than $5.6 trillion a year.  Assuming that every one of these programs costs more than Sanders claims, the grand total would easily reach $6 trillion a year.  For those keeping score, that would more than double the size of the federal government, which this year will spend a total of $4.5 trillion.

The Left's Neverland.  "Neverland" is an appropriate name because it's where lost boys (and girls, or whatever) can avoid growing up.  They can fly anywhere — even to climate change conferences — without using any fossil fuels.  They can fight in swash-buckling, Antifa rumbles without being either arrested or injured.  They can imagine any reality they want and they can pretend that whatever they dream up will be superior to American reality.  They can convince themselves that it's possible to change the climate of the entire world by banning plastic straws or dissuading cattle from passing gas.  There in Neverland, liabilities — national debt or student loans — don't ever have to be paid.  Money doesn't have to be earned.  Medical care can be both top-notch and free.

What the Elites Think Americans 'Need' Has Nothing to Do with Individual Rights.  Leftists incessantly entreat Americans with the question, for example, "why should someone need X millions" of legally acquired dollars?  Our response shouldn't be to ponder or address why someone else might need that amount of money.  That question is utterly irrelevant.  What we should be asking is, what right of mine do I own to demand that the government take their individual property rights from them?  The "ultra-millionaire" wealth tax that Elizabeth Warren has proposed is, without question, an unconstitutional violation of individual property rights.  But it's seductive, because the masses buying into it care more about their moral indignation resulting from someone potentially having more money than he or she might "need" than about the individual right to property which would be unmistakably stolen from those Americans who are targets of any new "wealth tax."

The climate change crisis racket.  Do Democrats really believe in the climate crisis they have dubbed an "emergency," or is it really just a way to make a quick buck?  Beto O'Rourke has suggested spending $5 trillion over the next ten years investing in climate change initiatives primarily for "vulnerable communities."  Not to be outdone, Kamala Harris was one of the co-sponsors for the "Green New Deal," which proposes $700 billion a year in spending on a utopian garden future.  Bernie Sanders, also a loud supporter of the GND, proposes going even farther and banning any new developments that would require fossil fuels.  Cory Booker uses climate change to drum up fear, claiming with an re-introduced bill that the environment is racist (yeah, seriously), and although he hasn't laid out any specific plans, he has insinuated possibly legislating veganism.

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How is it possible to solve a global problem — assuming there is a problem — by spending money only in "vulnerable communities?"  What does that mean, anyway?  Which "community" in the United States is so sensitive that an imperceptible change in temperature would require five trillion dollars in remedial expenditures?

Reparations for slavery emerge as issue among Democrats running for president.  When University of Connecticut professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren't talking about the issue.  Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea that African Americans should receive restitution for the grievous legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination is sparking a political debate that is helping to shape the 2020 presidential race.

Marxism in America: The Final Stages.  Much of what we see happening all across this country began as a spin off of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that made its way to Germany and then the United States.  These German Marxists, or Communists, started a school of social theory called the Frankfurt School; a school that was dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. [...] Their goal is to change society, transform our beliefs from the ground up, leaving fertile ground for communism to grow and flourish.  It is what Saul Alinsky practiced and preached to the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and countless others on the Left.  When Hitler threw out these Marxists, not wanting any competition, they made their way to the United States, first finding a home at Columbia University.  From there they branched to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, etc.  They are now deeply embedded in our education system from kindergarten on up, our political institutions, Hollywood, and the mass media.

Abortion lobby takes aim at parental rights.  Recently, a coalition of 75 organizations including Planned Parenthood, National LGBTQ Task Force, the ACLU, and the National Abortion Federation released a 116-page blueprint outlining a policy agenda aimed at advancing policies for women and children in the name of "sexual and reproductive health care, rights, and justice."  However, after reading over the policies, one quickly realizes that they would substantially harm American families without bringing forth "rights" or "justice."  Parental rights, for example, are targeted for elimination.  The coalition deemed parental consent for an abortion as detrimental to the empowerment of "girls and youth assigned female."  If the true goal of the coalition is to help empower young women, shouldn't they encourage young women to look to their mothers, their families, or at least an experienced adult such as a judge for guidance in potentially intense and emotional times?

Can the Democratic Party Govern America?  Recently the Democratic Party has become the party of open borders and amnesty as well as ultimate citizenship for upwards of 22 million illegal immigrants and with open borders at least another 2-4 million more every year.  The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are functionally illiterate and lacking in employable skills. [...] The Left and the Democratic Party are now so committed to open borders and illegal immigration that they cannot reverse course without a major upheaval within their ranks.

Joe Biden Pledges To Eliminate All Trump Tax Cuts.  Joe Biden pledged to eliminate all of President Donald Trump's tax cuts when campaigning in Iowa over the weekend.  Biden, who has made no effort to hide his ambition to raise taxes if elected in 2020, told a crowd in the Hawkeye State that by eliminating the tax cuts Trump passed during his first year in office, the country could spend more on healthcare and other items.  The former vice president, however, did not just promise to roll back some of the cuts for the wealthy, like his other 2020 competitors, but he pledged to "eliminate" all of them.

Video Of Democratic Socialists Of America Convention Goes Viral.  The "triggering" hit new levels during the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this past weekend.  In leaked clips of the event, Democratic Socialists lash out at each other for various offenses, such as using "gendered language" and "whispering."  Adding to the bizarre nature of the event, which comes off as a satirical skit being laid on a bit too thick, members of DSA whine about what triggers them by first announcing a "point of personal privilege."

The Democratic Socialists of America Meeting Was Something Else.  Socialism is creeping in our country like never before.  A recent study indicates that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism.  The Democratic Party has gone so far left, they should be accused of plagiarizing Karl Marx's ideas.  But, if these recent videos from the Democratic Socialists of America conference are any indication of how quickly their ideas could be implemented, then the U.S.A. has nothing to worry about.  It appears the DSA crowd is too triggered by scents, sounds, and the wrong pronouns to actually get anything accomplished without some whiny progressive stopping the meeting to complain.  A newly formed group, Young Americans Against Socialism, posted the videos over the weekend.  You'd be forgiven for thinking the soundbites were a parody, but no, they are real.

Why We Need a Senate Resolution Denouncing Socialism.  Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines' new resolution — S. Res. 289, "expressing the sense of the Senate that socialism poses a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity" — takes three pages of text to say what can essentially be said in four words:  "Stop socialism.  Choose freedom." [...] It would be helpful, certainly, to have each of our 100 senators cast a vote on Daines' measure, to declare publicly whether they agree with that sentiment.  Let each of us see who believes socialism is a threat to liberty, and who does not.  While we're at it, I'd love to see the House vote on the same measure, too, so the American electorate can have more information at hand next year when making their choices in the voting booth.

Vox Confirms That, Yes, They Do Want to Take Our Guns.  The brutal news about the mass shootings over the weekend has once again left social media and the blogosphere flooded with thousands of ignorant hot takes offering solutions that won't solve anything.  Predictably, the Democrats running for president have been some of the worst offenders.  As expected, they're all full of cries for congressional action, however vague.  The tragedies have highlighted just how little difference there is between them. [...] The progressive brain trust over at posted a rather long article that was one of the more honest leftist anti-gun pieces I've read in a while and illustrates precisely why law-abiding gun owners are so distrustful of the anti-Second Amendment crowd.

Don't Buy the Myth of the 'Moderate' Democrat.  Every Democrat on the stage was selling the same thing:  Bigger Government. [...] Gun control.  There's that word "universal" again.  This time used on seven occasions connected to the term "background checks," which Hickenlooper claimed to have achieved in Colorado and Klobuchar and Bullock were going to make happen by taking on the evil NRA, don't ya know.  Along with consensus around "assault weapons" and closing various "loopholes."

The Big Loser In Last Night's Debate Was Barack Obama.  In the just more than a decade since Obama first sat in the Oval Office, the Democratic Party has careened to the left like a sports car with a blown tire making a pass on the Autobahn.  Last night's debates saw defenses of socialism, calls to essentially open the borders, free money for everyone, and plans for government-controlled health care with a price tag longer than a CVS receipt.

Biden: Drug Companies Will Have to 'Come to Us' and 'We Will Set the Price'.  Companies that develop drugs will have to go to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to be told what they'll be allowed to charge for their products if Joe Biden is elected president, the former vice president declared Wednesday during the Democrat presidential debate.  Biden made the claim while defending his health care plan against the charge that it would not cover everyone in America, adding that his administration would also dictate any price increases.

These People Are Crazy.  Liberals are insane.  That's not news, at least to anyone who watched even clips from the Democratic debates this week.  They promised a unicorn that poops gold while paying for your health care and college, giving you a high-paying job and foot rubs at will.  If you completely ignore the reality of the hell on earth their socialistic policies would create, it sounded wonderful.  But you can't ignore reality with these people.  Any of them.  It's reality they want to "fundamentally transform."  To do that they're not only willing destroy what exists now, they have to destroy it.  Leftists are very open about this.  They want to "tear down" the system — health care, capitalism, etc., you name it.  By "tear down" they mean decimate.  Most people like their health care and support capitalism, and the country, so they're unlikely to willingly allow its "transformation" to something else.

The Seven Dumbest Things Democrats Demand You Believe.  [Scroll down]  Another trope that ought to have been put to bed by now is the idea that socialism is a workable plan that simply has not been implemented properly.  How many times must we hear this amid the horrors of the USSR, China, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others?  Every time it's the same story:  communist dictators are the good guys seeking to liberate the people from the oppression of the exploitative capitalist system, and when the people being liberated scramble for the border at their first opportunity, their plight is minimized or ignored.

Democrat Prospects Are Bleak As The Wacky Pack Takes Over.  Donald Trump is the odds-on fave to win reelection, and the Republicans can take back the House and keep the Senate if they aren't stupid and incompetent — meaning it's far from a done deal.  But the Democrats are in a terrible position.  The just and satisfying utter humiliation of crusty establishment hack Bob Mueller left them without a lot of good options going forward, since not being leftist idiots is obviously off the table.  What do they do now that the entire soft coup hoax is a heap of garbage smoldering in the dumpster of American politics?  Do they stick with Putin paranoia?  Do they pivot to talking about their party's platform?

You Didn't Really Write That Book Report, Did You Bobby?"  [On one hand,] The greatest U.S. economy in a generation, record-low unemployment, particularly among women and minorities, no major military conflicts, a pending and historic trade deal with China, higher wages, lower taxes, all of the many Trump successes and Democrats give the country [On the other hand,] Robert Mueller, tens of millions in wasted taxpayer dollars to prop up what was clearly an anti-Trump hoax from beginning to end, Democrat members of Congress declaring white people should be feared and monitored, other members of Congress wanting to go to war on cow [emissions], and on and on goes the lunatic fringe that now dominates a once-great political party.

Do You Understand that Democrats will Destroy America?  The Green New Deal, renewed regulations, Medicare for All, free college, as well as the 70-90% tax rates proposed by Democrats, will tank the stock market and US economic growth, leading to higher unemployment and reduced wage gains.  All these programs require higher taxes and not just the soak the rich fantasy of the 70-90% rates. [...] So not only will the Green New Deal destroy the US economy, but possibly also our freedom, as we decline economically and our adversaries, China and Russia, continue growing in economic strength without these restrictions.

The Co-Conspirators in the American Left's Takeover of the Democratic Party.  Since the turn of the Twentieth Century the American Left has been singularly focused on expunging the foundational basis of American culture, instituting Marxian Socialism and permanently controlling the federal government.  The process of achieving this goal began in earnest in the 1960's by first infiltrating and transforming the bulk of academia into a Marxist anti-American indoctrination caucus.  Then, utilizing the resultant army of brainwashed acolytes to make inroads into and eventually dominate the media and entertainment establishment in order to spread their message to the masses.  All the while leftists gradually permeated the myriad cells of the Democratic Party, which was an obvious target as the Party was committed to the growth of a powerful central government since the 1930's, but as of the 1960's did not espouse socialism, anti-Americanism and the transformation of our unique American culture.

The Democrats Plan To Nationalize Land, Democratic Socialism In Action.  In June, the Democrats who sit on the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 3195, which is currently winding its way through the House.  This bill mandates permanent funding of $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) each year.  This would be a whopping two and a half times greater than the Fund's average annual expenditures over the past 15 years.  Just what does the LWCF do?  The Fund was created in 1964.  It is primarily funded by federal oil and gas drilling royalties.  Its main activity has been to gobble up private land (read: nationalize) and put it under government ownership, management, and political control.  Among other things, this means that the newly nationalized lands will be poorly managed.  The government's poor land management practices should come as no surprise.

Tlaib: Let's Take Money from Rich, Give It 'Back to the People that Earned It'.  Far-left "Squad" member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spoke at the NAACP convention over the weekend and railed against the GOP tax cuts in a pitch for her anti-poverty BOOST Act, promising to take money from the rich and give it "back to the people that earned it."  Tlaib introduced her anti-poverty legislation — the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive (BOOST) Act — last month and spoke about it at the NAACP convention over the weekend.  The proposal offers a guaranteed income — up to $6,000 per year — to families and individuals under certain financial thresholds via a "refundable tax credit that can be paid monthly."

20th-Century Progressive Politics Continues to Unfold.  Obamacare extended the reach of political power over the private affairs of every American not already part of the programs for the poor and for old people, but it too was only another step toward their ultimate goal.  The progressives are already abandoning Obamacare, enacted just a few years ago.  Today their rallying cry is "Medicare for All."

20th-Century Progressive Politics Continues to Unfold.  [T]he politicization of American life is no laughing matter.  Failing to adhere strictly to the Nazi party line in the Third Reich or the Communist party line in the USSR could cost you your life.  In America today, failing to adhere strictly to the dictates of political correctness can cost you your livelihood, as we have seen in far too many instances already.  Basic, common sense terms such as "he" and "she" have become politically radioactive, and in coercively many-gendered New York City, you can be fined for using the wrong pronoun.

Young Democratic Socialists [are being] trained to recruit without using [the] word 'socialism'.  How does one convince a young person to become a socialist?  Well, for one, don't use the word "socialism."  That was among the advice doled out by the Young Democratic Socialists of America as it hosts summer strategy and training sessions to gear up for activism this fall semester.  "We want to abolish capitalism, nothing less than that," organizer Anna Bonomo recently told Young Democratic Socialists of America members during an online conference call training.  But to do that, she continued, sort of convince people they need socialism without using the word.

How to Alienate Voters and Lose Elections.  The Democrats have spent well over two years asking themselves what they did wrong in the last presidential election and how to avoid those mistakes in 2020.  But they seem to suffer from a collective learning disability that prevents them from absorbing the obvious:  Their party will lose again if they continue to insult the voters by insisting that the president they elected isn't worthy of the office and that their country was founded on oppression and remains rife with racism, cruelty, and injustice.  Yet this false and dispiriting vision seems once again to have become the Democratic Party line.

Immigration:  The Path To Power.  Now, for the last several years we finally clearly see the goals and methods these Communists have chosen to employ to achieve those goals:  illegal immigration, the destruction of our culture, institutions, and morality, resurrecting long past racism, a fiscally over-burdened government, and a collection of citizenry addicted to freebies.  Anyone who has read the 45 Goals of the Communist Takeover of America as presented to Congress in 1963 will see that they are following the plan closely and largely succeeding.

Democrats Hate America and Americans.  [Scroll down]  They want open borders, with crossing illegally no longer a criminal act, free college and healthcare for illegals, as well as driver's licenses and sanctuary, and of course the right to vote.  Point out that this is a better deal than citizens get, and you will be labeled a racist clinging to your guns and religion with an unnatural and malicious fear of the "other."  They advocate entirely socialized medicine and the elimination of private insurance, including employer-provided health insurance, which currently covers 158 million Americans.  Only greedy, selfish people who strive to keep the poor, poor and the sick, sick would be against that.  They plead for confiscatory taxation of the "rich," with the definition of "rich" open to fungible interpretation, so that they can raise up the poor, feed the hungry, pay reparations to blacks, indigenous peoples, gays and also illegals, who were kept "in the shadows" by our unfair immigration policies and unreasonable insistence on borders.

The Nightmare Of An America Ruled By AOC And Her Socialist Pals.  It's hard to take braying morons like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Terrorist Cheerleader Twins seriously, but maybe we should.  After all, these aspiring dictatorettes are the heart, soul, and perpetually open mouth of today's Democrat Party. [...] They are now setting the agenda for one of America's two great political parties.  What would happen if they somehow took power? [...] The first thing they would do is ensure the left never lost another election, and part of that is addressing the troublesome electorate that insists on voting in ways progressives do not approve of.  Officially throwing open the borders will help fix that.  Are the American people disappointing you?  Get a new American people!  The pathway to citizenship runs straight north, with a stop along the way at the welfare office to get free stuff like health care and food stamps — all courtesy of you.

Omar: End 'Capitalist System.' Guarantee Jobs, Housing, Medicare and Abortion for All.  In the new nation that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota seeks to create, the "capitalist system" will be left behind in pursuit of a "fair and just economy" where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions.  How can we know this?  She has declared it in writing. [...] Under Omarcare, no one will pay anything for any health care service.  Her system would "Require no out-of-pocket costs for patients for any services."

The American Left Is Racist, Not President Trump.  The problem with silencing an entire generation of white people in the name of fighting racism is that while they have been silent, extreme environmentalism, anti-white racism, and creeping socialism have swept across American culture, taking over our schools, universities, entertainment and media industries, our corporations, and government at all levels.  Unchecked, this will destroy the country.

Democrats Hold a Terrible Hand of Race Cards.  Pelosi has been speaker for six months and Trump is still president, not resigned or impeached, despite two years of promises from CNN, MSNBC, and many members of Congress.  Pelosi hasn't passed the Green New Deal, student loan forgiveness, a 70-plus percent top tax rate, reparations for anyone not a white heterosexual Christian male, or Medicare for all.  Times a wastin' with the Democrat House is still searching for evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.

Pelosi vs. AOC: It's a Beautiful Thing.  These people all embrace varying degrees of an extreme progressive agenda including radical environmentalism; socialized medicine; socialism writ large, evisceration of gun rights; abortion on demand; health care and welfare for illegal immigrants; open borders; confiscatory personal- and corporate-income tax hikes; softness on Iran and terrorism; leftist judicial activism; wholesale end runs around the Constitution to secure their power, such as abolishing the Electoral College and allowing 16-year-olds and felons to vote; and so much more.

Democrats 2020: Trillions and Trillions and Trillions More.  We're currently witnessing one of the greatest attempts at mass bribery in history.  With each passing week the Democrats running for the 2020 nomination offer yet another bribe for winning more votes. [...] Consider the 10-year cost estimates for some of the major plans that most, if not all, of the potential 2020 nominees have already embraced:  Medicare for All, otherwise known as socialized medicine, is $32.6 trillion.  The Green New Deal, also known as coercive environmental socialism, is $93 trillion.  Universal basic income, in which people would become paid wards of the state, is $38 trillion.  Slavery reparations would cost $14 trillion, but once that Pandora's box is opened, where do you actually draw the line and decide who would get money and why?  As for erasing college debt and free college, that's about $2.4 trillion in the first decade — which counts as "modest" in this context.  The cost of all of those plans combined in the first 10 years is $180 trillion.  That's just one decade.

The Republic Is Collapsing:  The Time to Act Is Now.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats, for example, are no longer an established political party but a revolutionary organism bent on scrapping the Constitution.  Antifa is a guerilla outfit reminiscent of Hitler's Brown Shirts, the Red Brigade and Baader-Meinhof.  The media have become outright propaganda bullhorns for the left.  None of these are trading partners.  They are not economic rivals.  They are not foreign nations that have to take American military power and punishing tariffs into account.  They are fifth columns that are irremediably corrupt, extremist by nature, and absolutely relentless.  Trump may be a hard-headed businessman and a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a sentimentalist who often seems to believe his assailants are still susceptible to reason.  They are not.

Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Latest Democrat Effort to Turn U.S. into California.  Providing free, American taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens is just the latest effort to use mass immigration to turn the United States into the sanctuary state of California, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says.  As Breitbart News reported, the majority of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have endorsed a plan to force taxpayers to pay for free healthcare for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the country.  The plan would cost taxpayers at least $660 billion a decade.

Democrats Double Down On Hating America.  You gotta hand it to them — it's an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its [citizens] are people deplorable monsters. [...] The last week has seen Team Donkey take brave stands against the flag and celebrating our military, and you would half expect them to next advocate something insanely suicidal, like taking your health insurance or forcing you to pay for illegal aliens' doctors.  Oh wait, that happened too.  Who are these lunatics?  Do they really think this is going to play in America as well as it does in Chicago, Manhattan and [San] Francisco?

Welcome to the Democrat Freak Show.  The Democrats' [...] plan is as follows:  raise our taxes; abolish private-pay health insurance; take our guns; regulate our industries out of existence; take what's left of our salaries to pay for slavery[,] reparations[,] and abortions for men; exploit our youths into Vlad Lenin idol-worshiping Redcoat Hitler Youth; and open our borders indefinitely, suborning illegal aliens to break laws without consequences.  Oh, and don't forget the "free" health care for illegal aliens! [...] What was heard on the stages of the first two Democrat 2020 "debates" was the antithesis of what the majority of Americans in the majority of states want:  nationalism and strong state sovereignty, fewer taxes and less government spending, guaranteed constitutional rights upheld by our courts and lawmakers, and good ol' common sense. [...] That tens of millions nationwide cheerlead for this is horrifying.

There are only two sides:  America and the Democrats.  [Scroll down]  None of this sounds real.  It's hard for Americans to understand.  It's like some "bad commie movie" from the 1950s. [...] They have tens of millions of voters and socialist warriors cheering for their imminent victory.  Despite growing anti-semitism and murders of Jews everywhere — Jews will vote in a bloc for democrats.  Despite the extermination of blacks by Planned Parenthood — blacks will vote in a bloc for democrats.  Despite use of Mexicans, Africans and Central Americans as a slave underclass — Africans, Hispanics and "Latinos" will vote in a bloc for democrats.

Democrats' Leftward Turn Was a Reaction to Hillary Clinton.  If Trump wasn't responsible for Hillary's unfavorable numbers in the first place, it remains to be seen whether he can Hillaryize another Democrat.  It may not be all that hard, though, because the Democrats are doing everything they can to keep the Flight 93 panic alive on the right.  They're doing this by running so far to the left that many Trump-skeptical Republicans feel as if they have no choice but to vote for him again.  (I hear this from my fellow conservatives every day.)  Democratic candidates have openly praised socialism, the Green New Deal, the abolition of private insurance, voting rights for incarcerated felons, federal funding of abortion late into pregnancy, confiscatory "wealth taxes," and even the right to sex-change operations paid for by taxpayers.

2020 Democrat Candidates' 21 Most Insanely Scary Proposals.  [#9] Eliminating Every Americans Private Insurance:  Sanders, Warren, and Harris (depending on which day you ask her) want to outlaw our private insurance and force us all into a once-size-fits-all Medicare for All government scheme.  [#10] Health Insurance Coverage for Illegal Aliens:  The question at last week's debate was not whether or not we should offer illegal aliens health care.  Of course, we should help anyone who is sick or injured.  No, the question was whether or not various government health insurance programs should cover illegal immigrants and every single Democrat candidate raised their hand, including "moderate" Joe Biden.

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Personally, I don't think we really "should help anyone who is sick or injured," just because they make it over the border.  There is no way to prevent the sick and injured from disappearing into our country after they have been patched up.  There's nothing in the Constitution that obligates us to provide medical assistance to intruders from other countries.

Border Crisis Hypocrites on Parade.  Conventional wisdom holds that political parties evolve, but do so slowly, over passing generations.  But today's Democrats have broken land-speed records as they have careened leftward on the question of immigration.  Today's Democratic Party is nearly unrecognizable when compared with where it was a decade ago, or even five years ago.  And the transformation has been extreme.

House Democrats to Introduce Bill for More Refugee Admissions from Central America.  As the immigration crisis at the border continues unabated with hundreds of thousands of migrants suffering and even dying on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S. border, Democrats are blaming President Donald Trump and gearing up to introduce legislation to increase the number of refugees admitted to 100,000 a year.

Democrats Cannot Turn Back Toward the Center in Time for 2020.  The near-unanimous verdict across the mainstream media about last week's Democratic debates — from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal — is that the party has moved so far to the left that it is jeopardizing its chances to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.  The concern from left-leaning outlets like the Times can be interpreted as a warning to the Democratic presidential primary field that they need to find a way to shift back toward the center — even superficially — right away.

Democrats are Officially the Party of Derangement.  If any of the 20 Democrats win in 2020, we can officially say goodbye to our democracy as we know it.  College campuses have already been destroyed.  The two left coasts are a disaster and demographic changes are leading to several purple states turning blue as the Democrats' refusal to address the immigration crisis proves successful in their quest for power.  More ignorant, arrogant, and bigoted representatives will be elected to Congress in the manner of AOC, Omar and Tlaib and Republicans will find themselves more and more marginalized.  We can only hope that the majority of Americans watching this disaster unfold wake up and realize that intolerance for thee ultimately leads to intolerance for me.  Democrats do not care about Americans' rights — they seek totalitarian power.  They need to be stopped.

Media wants Democrats to hide their socialism.  In the wake of the Democrat cattle call (aka "debates) this week, the New York Times ran two columns on Friday that called for Democrats to tone it down on their communism.  Granted these columns were by token Republicans but the message was clear.  David Brooks wrote, "I could never in a million years vote for Donald Trump.  So my question to Democrats is:  Will there be a candidate I can vote for? [...] Brooks objected not because he disagrees with the communists.  Indeed, in his very next paragraph, he wrote, "The progressive narrative is dominating in part because progressives these days have a direct and forceful story to tell and no interest in compromising it.  It's dominating because no moderate wants to bear the brunt of progressive fury by opposing it."  His complaint is not that he disagrees with the communist policy but that you cannot win with it.

Socialist drift jeopardizes Dems' chances of connecting with Cuban-American voters.  "I've been working and fighting against the communists since I was 11 years old," said Emilio Izquierdo, a 71-year-old Cuban-American exile, as he stood outside the legendary Versailles restaurant in the sweltering heat of Little Havana.  For decades, people like Izquierdo have come to this place to see friends, eat authentic Cuban food and talk politics.  On Wednesday, as patrons ordered Cuban sandwiches and café con leche, Izquierdo was getting fired up talking about the rise in socialism in the United States — something, he said in an interview with Fox News, he fears will "destroy America."

Every Dem Says Illegal Immigrants Should Get Health Insurance.  Every single Democratic presidential candidate on stage Thursday night [6/27/2019] during the second round of debates said that illegal immigrants should get government health insurance.  The collective group of ten candidates was asked if "undocumented immigrants" deserve health coverage paid for by the American taxpayer.  [Video clip]

No More Chastened Democrats.  Just twelve years ago, Democratic candidates for president competed with each other on how tough and realistic they could be on illegal immigration.  The leading candidates for president advertised not just their opposition to same-sex marriage but also their opposition to drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants.  Dennis Kucinich quoted from the Bible.  Over the last two nights, we saw a completely different Democratic party.  Several leading candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, vowed to kick 100 million Americans off their private insurance plans in favor of Medicare for All.  This is a position supported by less than 15 percent of Americans.  Just a tiny fraction of that number of cancellations in the wake of Obamacare caused an electoral earthquake for Democrats in 2010.  Democratic candidates have committed to decriminalizing illegal entry, rendering it a civil offense.  Those caught entering would be released and told to come to court at a future date.  Democrats also say they would not deport anyone whose sole offense was illegally entering the country, because illegal immigrants are Americans.

Dems Promise to Take Away Our Health Insurance and Give It to Illegal Aliens.  We will have to wait and see how and if the debates move the needle within the Democrat primary.  But what these last two nights have done is clarify a Democrat Party that is bound and determined to confiscate our guns, our money and our health insurance.  Oh, and then Democrats are going to decriminalize illegal immigration and give our health insurance to illegal aliens.  That is my long way of saying President Trump was the winner of the Democrat debates, because he is the only person standing between us and this:
  •   Tax increases.
  •   Gun confiscations.
  •   Slave reparations
  •   Decriminalize illegal immigration.
  •   No more deporting of illegal immigrants.
  •   Abolish the private health insurance currently held by over 150 million Americans.
  •   Give free health insurance to illegal immigrants.

Dem (Debacle) Debate Part Dos.  It's night two of the first Democrat debate, and it was feistier.  Short summation:  No Spanglish, no sleepy socialists.  Nay, during this debate the redistributionists were out, proud, and loud.  Let's list the goodies everyone is giving away:
  •   Medicare for all (and in Buttigoogoo's case, Medicare for all who want it — hey, it's a clever nuance!)
  •   Get rid of private insurance
  •   Healthcare for illegal immigrants
  •   Open borders
  •   Empty the detention centers and let the children go free (where and with whom wasn't specified)
  •   Take the guns
  •   Abort babies up to birth

In debates, Democrats move toward open borders.  On the second night of the Democratic presidential debate in Miami, NBC moderators asked candidates whether they would support decriminalizing the act of illegally crossing the border into the United States — that is, reducing the seriousness and consequences of illegal entry to the level of a parking ticket.  "Raise your hand if you think it should be a civil offense, rather than a crime, to cross the border without documentation," said NBC's José Díaz-Balart.  All 10 candidates — Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, Harris, Gillibrand, Bennet, Swalwell, Hickenlooper, Yang, Williamson — raised their hands in approval.  That moment was perhaps the Democratic Party's most significant step yet toward embracing a policy of open borders.

When Democrat candidates offer everything free for all.  Each Democratic presidential candidate seems determined to top the others with proposals for more free stuff.  From health care to college tuition to guaranteed income, they offer freebies that resonate with the mini-mob of the day.  President Trump says it's a race to see who can give away the most stuff, and raise taxes the most. [...] Democratic candidates are so many that one needs a spreadsheet to keep up with who is offering what to whom.  But they are all quick to say that it — whatever it is — should be free.

The Middle Class Will Pay Bigly For All The Dems' 'Free Stuff'.  [There is a] panoply of free stuff today's Democrats are promising voters — a list that includes free child care, free preschool, free college, free health care, free "universal basic income."  The price tag of any one of these proposals is gargantuan.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren's own debt-forgiveness-free-college plan would run $1.25 trillion over a decade.  Her free child care plan another $70 billion a year.  Sen. Kamala Harris is pushing a housing tax credit for families making up to $125,000 that will cost $760 billion over a decade.  Medicare for all would run more than $32 trillion.  And like Sander's debt forgiveness plan, much of the benefits of these freebies will go to families who don't need them.  These Democrats claim that they can pay for all this — and more — simply by taxing the rich.

Democrats refuse to say what America should do about border crisis.  What do Democrats want to do about illegal immigration?  Will they ever tell us?  Or will they keep emoting about how deeply they care about the issue without ever offering a plan?  Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez made a splash last week by referring to the detention centers housing illegal immigrants as concentration camps.  Using the rhetoric of "never again," she drew a revolting false parallel between the Holocaust and an imperfect democracy's efforts to deal with tens of thousands of illegal migrants crossing our southern border.  When called out, she doubled and tripled down.  Yet she was never pushed to explain what she would do with the influx of people coming in from Central America.  She's not alone in having no follow-up plan.

Driver's Licenses For Illegals Are A Huge Opening For New York's GOP.  In the annual rush to pass legislation during the final days of their legislature's spring session, New Yorkers got a good look at what one-party rule looks like.  The list of bills jammed through the Assembly and Senate was a left-wing wish list that included a climate change plan to eliminate the state's carbon emissions by 2050, all in an effort to please environmental extremists.  But the most controversial was the passage of a bill allowing driver's licenses to be granted to illegal immigrants, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly signed into law.  By passing a bill that will give a valid photo ID to any illegal immigrant who wants one, the state's Democrats made it clear who rules the roost in Albany.

Elizabeth Warren has lots of ideas.  Bad ideas.  Warren's big idea is the opposite of President Bill Clinton's.  In 1996, Clinton said "the era of big government is over."  Warren thinks it is just beginning.  She wants to build 3 million new housing units and reduce rents by 10 percent.  She wants to fight climate change with a Green Apollo Program, Green Industrial Mobilization and a Green Marshall Plan.  She wants to end the opioid crisis.  She wants to cancel student-loan debt and make public universities tuition-free.  She wants to provide universal child care and universal health care.  It all sounds great — who wouldn't want a bunch of free stuff? — but there's a reason it hasn't been done already:  The price tag would be astronomical.  Based mainly on her own estimates, I added up the cost of Warren's commitments so far.  The most expensive slice is the Medicare-for-all plan written by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and endorsed by Warren; independent analysts peg the cost at up to $32 trillion over 10 years.

Why Do Democrats Have a Secret List of Supreme Court Nominees?  If hypocrisy equals people, Democrats in Washington are China.  The latest example of such bold duplicity by the Democratic Party is the secret "A-list" of potential Supreme Court (SCOTUS) judges Democrats refuse to reveal while they turn blue on Capitol Hill screaming for more transparency from the Trump administration.  Democrat leaders and activists working for Alliance for Justice are keeping their SCOTUS list under lock and key.  Why?  What do Democrats want to hide?  Perhaps it's the fact that this list of potential justices for SCOTUS contains the names of the most liberal, activist judges in the land?  Maybe it's because this secret list of potential justices would turn off moderate Democrat voters?  If not, why hide the names from the public?

This sounds like treason to me.
New Denver City Council Member:  I Will Usher In Communism 'By Any Means Necessary'.  Encyclopedia Britannica defines communism as a "political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society."  [Candi] CdeBaca, who is a democratic socialist, also drew intense criticism for saying that she will "usher" in communism "by any means necessary."

When Normality Became Abnormal.  Like it or not, now lines are drawn.  Trump so unhinged the Left that it finally tore off its occasional veneer of moderation, and showed us what progressives had in store for America.  On one side in 2020 is socialism, "Medicare for All," wealth taxes, top income tax rates of 70 or 80 or 90 percent, a desire for a Supreme Court of full of "wise Latinas" like Sonia Sotomayor, insidious curtailment of the First and Second Amendments, open borders, blanket amnesties, reparations, judges as progressive legislators, permissible infanticide, abolition of student debt, elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau and the Electoral College, voting rights for 16-year-olds and felons, and free college tuition.  On the other side is free-market capitalism but within a framework of fair rather than unfettered international trade, a smaller administrative state, less taxation and regulation, constitutionalist judges, more gas and oil, record low unemployment, 3-4 percent economic growth, and pressure on colleges to honor the Bill of Rights.

Communism Versus Freedom:  The Strategy for Taking Over the Democratic Party.  The United States' four major communist groups:  Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) (and its close affiliate LeftRoots), and America's largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), are all working together in the innocuously named "Left Inside/Outside Project" to mobilize their 65,000-plus members to take over the Democratic Party.  Lest the word "socialist" in their names fool you, the first four groups support the People's Republic of China, while DSA is allied to several European communist parties, including the former Stalinist East German ruling party now known as Die Linke.  The Marxist takeover of an existing mainstream politic party in a First World Western country should not be easy.

'Medicare-for-all' is a $32 trillion utopian taxpayer-funded fantasy.  Wednesday [6/12/2019] in Congress, the Democrat Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing titled "Pathways to Universal Healthcare Coverage."  Democrats on the Committee will no doubt fill the committee room with lofty promises but don't be deceived:  in reality, Democrat slogans like "Medicare-for-all" come with a bitter pill to swallow:  socialized medicine in America. [...] Yet right on cue, the far-left liberal Democrat free-for-all of 2020 U.S. presidential aspirants is chanting the new "Medicare-for-all" slogan and promoting it as the answer to America's most pressing health care challenges.  And along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's emerging "It's Like, Free" caucus in Congress, they are now hoping to tap into voter anger over skyrocketing medical costs to achieve their broader political ends.

Is America Now a One-Party Country?  There was a time, perhaps last in the mid-1960s, when this country had two viable political parties that represented two practical views of government.  Both had many principles in common and both regularly were granted executive power from the voters.  Since that time one party, the Republicans, in its befuddled and often frustrating way, has continued to represent at least some semblance of a cogent set of ideals and practical political arrangements.  The Democrats, no longer an actual political party as we commonly understand the term, has devolved into a rabid alliance of grievance mongers more concerned with getting federal loot than they are in the welfare of the nation as a whole.

Payday: Congressional crime wave edition.  The Democrat-led House has been notoriously do-nothing about anything other than attempting to impeach President Trump.  No budget, no promised infrastructure bills, no health care reforms, not even an explicit condemnation of anti-Semitism, and shamed by socialist-led Mexico for doing zero about a massive migrant surge pouring over our southern border.  Actually, on that front, less than zero, given that they passed a bill to incentivize additional illegal immigration.  A real bright bunch, and quite likely to be thrown out come 2020, given such a record reflected in their 20% approval rating.  But there's one exception, one little exception, one dear little exception to them, and they haven't been idle:  They attempted to raise their own pay with an extra $4,500 per pocket, using all kinds of sneaky justifications and dodges to keep those personal bottom lines padded.