Biden runs afoul of tradition on military academies, ruffles feathers with a COVID mandate, and continues to show himself a buffoonish clown


Biden’s break with military tradition

‘It’s Not Personal’: Jen Psaki Blows Off Criticism Of Service Academy Trump Purge

The Daily Caller points to the irregularity of the Biden calls for resignation of Trump appointees to the boards of military academies.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the decision to purge former President Donald Trump’s appointees from the military service academy boards was “not personal.”

Psaki joined CNN’s “New Day” to discuss several issues, and she spoke with host John Berman about President Joe Biden’s decision to remove Trump appointees — including retired Gen. Jack Keane and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer — from their positions on the military service academy boards.

“So the White House asked for several members of these military academy advisory boards to resign or they would be removed. Many have refused to resign. So what happens to them now?” Berman asked.

“Well, we’re confident in our legal abilities here, but I will tell you, John, no one is looking to have a battle here,” Psaki replied, saying that Biden had every right, as president, to appoint or remove anyone as he saw fit.

“We’re confident in our right to make new decisions about who serves on these boards,” Psaki continued, arguing that the president had the right to choose people he felt were better aligned with the viewpoints of his administration.

“Traditionally these appointees do serve out their full three-year term, though,” Berman pushed back, asking why Biden had not made any effort to make a distinction between appointees who were career military people and those who were political operatives who had worked for Trump.

“Well look, again, this really goes back to what every president’s right is, which is to appoint individuals they choose because they’re aligned with their values, because they’re aligned with the qualifications that they deem … That’s what’s taking place here. It’s not personal,” Psaki continued.

(Read more at the Daily Caller for Psaki’s biggest lie)

So here we have the straight-up reporting of lies as they come from the lips of the Democrats

While I will agree with Psaki that the President has a right to appoint or dismiss anyone who is appointed to serve within the executive branch, there may be traditions of allowing terms to be served. Therefore, when the next Republican or conservative President comes in and clears house, I don’t want to hear complaints from Democrats now that they have set a new precedent.

With that said, I feel obligated to respond to the liar’s snark in that — for there to be an insurrection — there will have to be more than what occurred in the District of Columbia on 6 January 2021.  Breaking of windows and milling about a Capitol building does not (in my mind) constitute insurrection. 

If, however, Psaki wants to call the actions of Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Portland or any of the other cities where they burned down businesses, looted, and rioted as insurrection — that would fit my definition. In fact, if she wanted to call call the instance where Antifa attempted to burn down an occupied Portland federal courthouse — that would fit my definition of insurrection to a Tee. However, then we would not be talking about condemning Republicans, would we?

Breaking from “presidential norms,” Biden demands of Trump’s military board appointees resign or be fired

Legal Insurrection puts the magnifying glass on the Biden decision to call for the resignation of Trump appointees to the boards of military boards.

The Biden administration has asked 12 officials appointed to military service academy advisory boards by former President Donald Trump to resign or be dismissed.

The officials asked to resign include prominent former Trump officials like former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, former senior counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. They were appointed to the advisory boards of the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point respectively.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday afternoon confirmed the request had been made.

“The President’s objective is what any president’s objective is — to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values. And so yes, that was an ask that was made,” Psaki told reporters at a White House briefing.

Psaki added: “I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified, or not political, to serve on these boards, but the President’s qualification requirements are not your party registration, they are whether you’re qualified to serve and whether you’re aligned with the values of this administration.”

This move breaks from the tradition of appointees from previous administrations being allowed to serve all three years of their appointments to the military service academies.

The boards of the Military Academy at West Point, Naval Academy in Annapolis and Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are made up of a mix of lawmakers and presidential appointees who traditionally meet several times a year to provide non-binding advice on issues like curriculum, student morale and institution needs.

Non-lawmaker members typically serve three-year terms, even across presidential administrations. Several members appointed by President Barack Obama at the end of his term served several years into the Trump administration, including Sue Fulton, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Pentagon, who served on the West Point panel.

(Read more on Kellyanne Conway — more that what is normally quoted — at Legal Insurrection)

While I agree that a legally-appointed President would have the authority, this guy should be another case

Because of the cloud of uncertainty provided by the numerous voting irregularities in Maricopa County, Arizona and in Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Georgia, patriots need to apply a new standard of scrutiny to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Since the House has three times demonstrated that impeachment does not require high crimes or misdemeanors (only a political vote), then Republicans and conservatives need to wield this tool against Democrats and liberals with impunity. Did that VP blow his or her nose on a napkin rather than a handkerchief? Impeach that VP. Did the President seem to offer government monies to a foreign leader if that foreign leader would lie for him? Impeach him.

As participants in the political realm, conservatives will need to learn to alternately employ and avoid the following strategies used since the 1960’s by the Left: 

  1. Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
  2. Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
  3. Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
  4. Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
  5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
  6. A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
  7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
  8. Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
  9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
  10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
  11. If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
  12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
  13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Of course, as conservatives, we would not implement all of these rules all the time. Pick one (like #4 — “Make the enemy live up to it’s own book of rules” as with tweeting the last article in this post to Democrat representatives) and use it.

Biden’s newest COVID dictate

WH’s Klain panned for retweeting post on ‘ultimate work-around’ for federal vaccine requirement

Fox News reports on a tweet that seems to have caused a stir in Washington, D.C.

Ronald Klain, the White House chief of staff, faced criticism on social media Thursday after he retweeted a post that seemed to praise the Biden administration for pulling off the “ultimate work-around” for a national COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

President Biden announced proposed rules that would force private-sector employers with more than 100 workers to either require them to be fully vaccinated or mandate that they undergo weekly tests. Biden referred to the mandate as a “new action plan.” The rules would be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Businesses that do not comply would face fines up to $14,000 per offense, an administration official told The Associated Press. The mandate is expected to affect as many as 100 million Americans.

Klain retweeted MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, who posted, “OSHA doing this vaxx mandate as an emergency workplace safety rule is the ultimate work-around for the Federal govt to require vaccinations.”

The New York Times pointed out that OSHA is tasked with overseeing workplace safety and has the authority to “quickly issue a rule, known as an emergency temporary standard, if it can show that workers are exposed to a grave danger and that the rule is necessary to address that danger. The rule must also be feasible for employers to enforce.”

Ted Cruz reacts

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a critic of Biden’s announcement, retweeted a post warning Klain that courts consider intention when hearing cases, and the retweet could prove to be problematic during future challenges.

“Important,” Cruz tweeted. “Foolish RT from WH chief of staff. He said the quiet part out loud. Biden admin knows it’s likely illegal (like the eviction moratorium) but they don’t care.”

The senator was referring to the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that blocked the Biden administration from continuing a temporary eviction ban in place due to the coronavirus. The court said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lacked the authority to reimpose the moratorium earlier that month without congressional approval.

(Read more at Fox News)

It seems that Biden has become the anti-“Law and Order” President

Biden has been told by the Supreme Court that his border policies at the Southern border defy the Constitution. Still, he continues breaking the law as interpreted by this Supreme Court.

When it came to renewing the ban on evictions, Biden was told by the Supreme Court that an extension of the moratorium would violate the Constitution. What did he do? He allowed his CDC (who serve at his pleasure) to thumb their nose at the Supreme Court and extend the moratorium.

Now, as shown by the tweet above, the Biden regime wants to ignore the Constitution and dictate healthcare.

Biden has proven himself as anti-choice as possible during the first seven months of his term

Outside of murdering a baby inside of the womb, Democrats don’t believe in “pro-choice” when it comes to:

And now the graphic comics (as opposed to the ones that stroll the Capitol)

Building Back Biden Style

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Biden’s idea of 9/11 security

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If Biden really had a “buck stops here” sign …

BidenBuckStopsHerePointers

 

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