Bernie Sanders warns Democrats they’ll get decimated in midterms unless they deliver big
Newsweek acts like the brainfart from Bernie actually constitutes “news.” Instead, the real issue might grow from the confusion of “delivering big” (which should be things the voters need) with items on the left’s wish list.
Senator Bernie Sanders warned Democrats they could face a wipeout in the 2022 midterm elections unless they “significantly improve” the lives of Americans, now that they control the House, Senate and presidency.
“Given all that we face, now is not the time to think small. It is time to think big, very big,” Sanders said on Thursday, according to a McClatchy report.
“With Joe Biden as president and Democrats controlling the House and Senate for the first time since 2010, we will be judged on what we deliver for the American people in their time of need. The people want action, not excuses,” he said.
“And let me be very clear: I have zero doubt that unless we significantly improve the lives of the American people this year, Democrats will get wiped out in the 2022 midterm elections,” the senator added.
Sanders, an independent from Vermont, ran twice for president as a Democratic candidate. His progressive politics and enthusiastic base of supporters have since been credited with reshaping the Democratic Party.
President Joe Biden has even adapted some of his political stances to meet Sanders’ demands, including promises to increase the minimum wage, relieve student loan debt and significantly reform climate change policies.
But with Democrats in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Sanders worries that without significant reform to tackle America’s most pressing needs, Republicans will decimate the party in 2022.
“That is what happened when Democrats had the House, the Senate and the presidency under Bill Clinton in 1994, and that is what happened under Barack Obama in 2010,” Sanders said.
So far, Biden has wasted no time using his executive powers to enact climate, immigration and economic policies while reversing the actions of his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Among those actions are rejoining the Paris climate agreement, ending a travel ban from predominantly Muslim and African countries and postponing student loan payments.
But while these changes have been welcomed by congressional Democrats, Republicans have already expressed concerns.
“On day one, Biden has set the tone for what is to come in his administration: legislating by executive orders, championing massive spending bills, and supporting far-left priorities that reverse years of economic growth and job creation,” Representative Bryan Steil of Wisconsin said in a statement.
(Read more pr0-Democrat blather at Newsweek)
For the matter of their losing support, I hope the Democrats continue to kill jobs. For the sake of Americans, I hope Democrats wake up.
Early-on, it seems that Democrats have confused “delivering big” with “completing left-wing wish-list items.” If they continue in this track, this will cost America in jobs.
Even though it will make Democrats harder to beat in 2022, I hope these numb nucks come to their senses before ruining the country. While hope springs eternal, Representative Steil of Wisconsin observed:
Despite promising to work for unity, in his first hours in office, President Biden has managed to destroy American jobs, support giving amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants, and make plans to enact a radical anti-life agenda. On day one, Biden has set the tone for what is to come in his administration: legislating by executive orders, championing massive spending bills, and supporting far-left priorities that reverse years of economic growth and job creation. With millions of workers out of work and our crippling national debt increasing, we cannot afford President Biden’s anti-worker, anti-economic growth agenda.
President Biden signs executive order prioritizing ‘gender identity’ over biology
Townhall point out how Biden ignored science for feelings one of his first executive orders.
President Biden signed a host of executive orders on Wednesday, including one that takes aim at gender and sex-based discrimination. The newly-minted president said that his administration hopes to ensure that Americans receive “equal treatment under the law” without gender or sexual orientation as a factor.
The order goes hand-in-hand with a Supreme Court ruling from June of 2020 in Bostock v. Clayton County, in which the the high court held that workplace discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
“All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Biden wrote on Wednesday. “These principles are reflected in the Constitution, which promises equal protection of the laws. These principles are also enshrined in our Nation’s anti-discrimination laws, among them Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.). In Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination ‘because of . . . sex’ covers discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.”
The president’s order would allow subjective gender identity to take priority in schools, and the administration said that children should not be concerned about “being denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.” In turn, the order would allow biological males to compete with biological females, for the sake of gender identity.
(Read more at Townhall)
In 2017, a “boy” who was born female won the girls wrestling in Texas
Since 2017. Texas prohibited boys from wrestling against biological girls. In that year, a “boy” from Cypress (who was born a girl) was allowed to take levels of male hormone that would have resulted in the disqualification of any male athlete. Nonetheless, this “boy” was allowed to participate in (and win) the girls’ wrestling.
This is Biden’s vision for the nation. For a party that continually professes a belief in sticking with the science, why doesn’t he stick with the science of x chromosomes and y chromosomes?
Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodges question on Biden Family’s hypocrisy on masks
Townhall comments on the hypocritical stance of the Biden administration on COVID-19 masks.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed clear hypocrisy from the Biden family that occurred on Wednesday night, following the new president’s inauguration. Biden held a celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, just after signing an executive order mandating mask-wearing on all federal property; during the gathering at the federally-owned monument, the family was not wearing masks.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy pressed Psaki on the hypocrisy, asking what kind of example this behavior displays for the American people. Psaki quickly deflected, excusing the family’s violation of Biden’s own mandate.
“I think he was celebrating, an evening of a historic day for our country. And certainly he signed the mask mandate because it’s a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks, how it can save tens of thousands of lives,” Psaki said in the White House Briefing room. She added that the administration has “bigger issues to worry about.”
(Read the rest at Townhall)
We should know that any hard question will not be answered
After 4 years of Trump and his press secretaries actually answering questions, I guess we got spoiled.
Houston-area doctor feels ‘encouraged’ by recent decline in COVID-19 cases
As we can tell by this article by a Houston Fox affiliate KRIV, it looks like at least one news outlet wants to paint a rosy picture around the COVID-19 pandemic now that Democrats control the Presidency, the US House, and the US Senate.
Has the COVID-19 surge finally peaked? Some experts say national data suggests the U.S. may have peaked earlier this month.
On January 11, the 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases was 246,321. Since, then the number has trended downward. This Wednesday, the 7-day average was 192,825.
What about locally?
Dr. James McDeavitt, Senior Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs with Baylor College of Medicine believes yes.
“Every single metric that I look at, every single number, indicates that we are starting to head back down again. So, that’s very, very encouraging,” he told FOX 26.
Those metrics include a decline in cases, deaths, and viral product found in waste water.
“Can’t be sure, but it looks that way,” McDeavitt added.
He believes it will be another week or two before we will really know. He attributes the decline to measures like masking and social distancing.
“This is not a vaccine phenomenon,” McDeavitt noted.
The impact of the vaccine are still months away.
“The biggest problem has been supply,” he said.
The inadequate supply and logistical challenges associated with its distribution affect large institutions like Baylor College of Medicine.
“So far, we’ve been allocated a total 7,000 doses and that’s dose 1 and 2, so that’s enough to vaccinate 3,500 people,” McDeavitt pointed out. However, he says in their database they have 63,000 patients who fall into the priority groups.
It is also impacting small providers, like Magnolia Pharmacy in Montgomery County.
“We’re ready to go. It’s just a matter of getting vaccine,” said Steve Hoffart, its owner.
Hoffart says, so far, they’ve only gotten enough first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine for 500 people.
But the demand is there. A week ago, he created a waiting list. At last check, he says 7,700 people were on his list.
(Read more at KRIV)
Odd how the people who saw nothing but doom during the year of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus now see an optimistic outlook now that Biden rules
Just as Nancy Pelosi held the stimulus bill hostage for six months, it seems that at least some healthcare workers have been skewing their perspective on the pandemic according to who holds the office of the presidency.
Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki promises transparency and breaks the promise immediately
Townhall comments on the history and current record of the Biden press secretary.
Last night, the Biden White House had its first press briefing. It was a lot of sucking up for sure, but there were a couple of decent questions. For the most part, as it was during Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office, it’ll be cupcake treatment. There will be no pushback. There will be confrontations. It’ll be a boring routine. Remember a Democrat is now president. The liberal media’s president is now in charge. They can’t be too hard on Biden.
New White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki promised transparency, but that declaration was not without some raised eyebrows among those in conservative media, specifically Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner.
They don’t get the attention like the White House, but that statement takes us down memory lane when Psaki was the mouthpiece for the Obama State Department. A question about secret talks with Iran was brought up in 2013, which led to someone intentionally cutting several minutes of that exchange which featured Psaki. Nowadays, if this had happened under Trump, it would be a weeks-long story about deception in the White House. The error was initially said to be a “glitch,” but State was forced to admit that someone tried to bury the footage. This admission occurred three years later as the Obama administration was making its preparation for the exit (via WaPo):
The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that someone in its public affairs bureau made a “deliberate” request that several minutes of tape be cut from the video of a 2013 press briefing in which a reporter asked if the administration had lied about secret talks with Iran.
The embarrassing admission by State Department spokesman John Kirby came three weeks after another spokesperson insisted that a “glitch” had caused the gap, discovered only last month by the reporter whose questioning had mysteriously disappeared.
“This wasn’t a technical glitch, this was a deliberate step to excise the video,” Kirby told reporters.
The curious gap in an old video of a public briefing is not of the same ilk as the famous 18 1/2- minute gap in audio tapes of President Nixon’s Oval Office conversations during the Watergate coverup. The official written transcript of the State Department briefing always carried the full exchange.
But it is likely to further fuel controversy over the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, coming amid allegations that the White House duped the press and misled Congress and foreign policy scholars about the Iran nuclear deal that was implemented in January .
The missing portion of the video came to light in early May when James Rosen of Fox News was preparing a report on White House communications advisor Ben Rhodes, who had boasted to a New York Times Magazine reporter of having created an “echo chamber” to market the Iran nuclear deal and undermine criticisms from opponents. The magazine story said the White House portrayed it as a result of a moderate being elected president of Iran in 2013, when in fact secret talks had been underway since 2011.
The publication added that then-Fox News reporter James Rosen asked about secret talks twice in 2013. In February, Victoria Nuland denied secret talks were occurring with Iran. That December, Psaki, who took over from Nuland said, “I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that.”
(Read more at Townhall)
Considering that the Obama administration promised to be “the most transparent administration,” and then was anything but — this fits
Considering that Biden sat by and heard Obama promise (and not deliver) transparency, it seems that Biden and his minions have learned to play the press. Naturally, we can expect more of this.
Biden cancels Keystone Pipeline, opens the border and shows who he really is
Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson boils down the actions of Joe Biden in the White House.
Thursday was Joe Biden‘s first day in office. You can tell a lot about what people value on their first day in any job, so what’s at the top of Joe Biden’s to-do list? Opening the borders and crushing our country’s last remaining independent economic sector.
First, Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, no matter how you feel about fossil fuel (and if you drive a car or fly on airplanes or use the hospital or enjoy electricity, you might want to think carefully about how you feel about fossil fuel), there is no getting around the economic effect of this decision. Millions of Americans don’t have jobs right now, but with a single shaky signature, Joe Biden just put another 11,000 people out of work.
But he wasn’t done.
Biden also instructed the Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations of illegal aliens. And when we say illegal aliens, we mean millions of illegal aliens, not just the countless undocumented Americans that Joe Biden tells us are busy curing cancer, winning Nobel Prizes and in general being a lot more impressive than you have ever been. Biden’s order also covers criminals, rapists, murderers, and others who are dangerous to you and me.
So the message is clear: If you break our laws to get here and commit violent felonies once you arrive, sometimes against American citizens, Joe Biden will reward you with blanket amnesty. It’s a pretty strong straight statement to make on your first day as president. So why wouldn’t every poor person in the world sneak into America? Of course they would, and they will. Increasing the size of America’s population is the whole point of the exercise. Biden himself explained that when he first started running for president.
BIDEN, AUGUST 2019: We could afford to take, in a heartbeat, another two million people. The idea that a country of 330 million people cannot absorb people who are in desperate need and who are justifiably fleeing oppression is absolutely bizarre, absolutely bizarre. I would also move to increase the total number of immigrants able to come to the United States.
We’re not sure how Joe Biden calculated that we can afford to take in another two million people, but then, he’s not really a numbers guy. Joe Biden is all heart, closer to a religious leader than an accountant. That’s why, in his first address from the Oval Office, he unveiled a bust of Cesar Chavez, the famed left-wing labor leader who led the grape-pickers’ union in California in the ’60s and ’70s.
Our easily impressed friends in the media were, needless to say, easily impressed by this. “Biden’s Cesar Chavez bust in the Oval Office signals a new era for Latinos, activists hope” read an actual headline in The Washington Post. It’s all pretty hilarious if you know anything about Cesar Chavez the man as opposed to the bronze image in the Oval Office.
The real Cesar Chavez passionately hated illegal immigration. He said so all the time. Immigration lowers the wages of American workers. That’s the whole point of it. Cesar Chavez wasn’t well-educated, but he was not stupid. He understood exactly what was going on and was enraged by the efforts to open our border with Mexico. He knew it was another corporate scam posing as a human rights imperative.
When the government refused to secure the border, Cesar Chavez’s men did it themselves in the winter of 1979. Members of Chavez’s union, the United Fruit Workers, formed what they called a “human wet line” across the southern desert and brutally assaulted Mexican nationals trying to come north for work. Chavez’s men hit them with chains. That’s the guy Joe Biden just told us he reveres.
No one in Central America believes Joe Biden really has any idea who Cesar Chavez was. All they know is that amnesty has been announced. So, of course, they’re coming. Why wouldn’t they?
Meanwhile, Luciano Dominguez-Trejo, arrested in this country for sexually assaulting a minor, gets to stay here, thanks to Joe Biden. So does Juan Hernandez Rodriguez, a self-described gang member with convictions for felony, grand theft and burglary. He’s been ordered removed from this country five separate times, but he’s still here. Now, he’s staying. So is Atanacio Arellano-Gutierrez, another convicted gang member convicted of felony burglary. Luis Rodriguez-Jacobo, convicted of manslaughter, won’t be going anywhere either.
When Joe Biden tells you the real threat to our country comes from within, these are definitely not the people he’s talking about. He’s certainly not talking about Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia. Like millions of people in California, Lopez-Garcia is living in this country illegally. He’s been arrested multiple times for violent crimes, but the state of California has allowed him to stay in order not to seem racist.
Then finally, inevitably, this happened in November:
Immigration law exists to keep things like that from happening, In a typical 100-day period last year, for example, ICE agents removed 46,800 immigrants with criminal convictions or pending criminal charges. Now they’re all staying, and that’s fine with Joe Biden. It’s not like they’re trying to operate a restaurant in New Jersey during quarantine or walk through a park without a mask on. They’re not criminals, they’re civil rights heroes.
One thing is for certain, they’re definitely not aliens. That’s another change we learned about this week. Henceforth, the totally-modern-and-not-at-all-radical Biden administration demands that federal agencies refer to illegal aliens as “non-citizens.” That language is less precise, obviously, but it’s way less racist, so it’s better. In the name of unity, people should not be allowed to use certain words or have certain thoughts. Everyone must think exactly the same thing all the time.
Now, if that seems like terrifying mandatory conformity to you, you’re wrong. It’s unity. That’s why on the Biden administration’s website, you can now select your preferred pronouns as you fill out the contact form.
We do have one nagging question, though: What exactly is the point of all of these things that have been done in the last 24 hours? Will any of these changes, these bigger things that Joe Biden has enacted on his very first day in office, actually help any living American? We’re pretty sure the pronoun thing will appeal to whatever tiny group of deluded, unhappy people still believe that destroying nature’s gender roles is a form of liberation, but what about everyone else?
How, for example, does amnesty and the waves of mass illegal immigration that inevitably will follow make this a better, more united country? You’re not supposed to ask that question, but it’s totally fair. We have a right to know. Anyone who tries to answer that question, not that anyone has so far, should first have to explain whatever happened to the state of California, the state with the most illegal immigration by far.
How, in the course of a single generation, did the best state in the Union become the worst state? How did the place that so many Americans desperately wanted to move to become the place that millions of Americans are fleeing? No one in the media has asked, but during the White House press briefing Thursday, the question of immigration did come up. Here’s how the new White House press secretary responded to it:
JEN PSAKI: Immigration we consider as part of racial equity, which is a broad issue, but that’s how the president has spoken about that crisis over the past several months. And clearly it is an enormous priority to him.
(Read at Fox News for Tucker’s final point)
While we are on the topic of politicians bending reality to fit them: will this be the term in which more states are added to the US?
Will the Democrats add Puerto Rico and Washington DC as states? Will Republicans follow that by splitting up the states of Texas or Alaska? Will Americans allow politicians to manipulate the rest of us to their benefit?
Democrats don’t have to dig deep to get to the bottom of the National Guard’s eviction at US Capitol
Townhall offers its opinion on the Democrat disrespect shown at the Capitol.
Bronson wrote about this last night. It’s a total disgrace. It’s unforgivable. It’s how this town treats the military. Thousands of National Guardsmen were evicted from the grounds of the US Capitol. They were caught resting in the nearby parking garages. They were deployed to protect the capital from any attack during the inauguration of Joe Biden. The January 6 riot that engulfed the US Capitol was the cause for what could only be described as a military occupation of the city. Luckily, nothing happened when Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Yet, for the troops who stood guard, this eviction notice reeked of betrayal (via Politico):
Thousands of National Guardsmen were allowed back into the Capitol Thursday night, hours after U.S. Capitol Police officials ordered them to vacate the facilities, sending them outdoors or to nearby parking garages after two weeks pulling security duty after the deadly riot on Jan. 6.
One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person said. Temperatures in Washington were in the low 40s by nightfall.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” the Guardsman said.
The news sparked outrage. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed to get to the bottom of this mess. Other members of Congress sent messages of thanks to the troops while offering their office space as a place for them to rest. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) delivered food to some of the guardsmen. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) appears to have worked hard to ensure all of the guardsmen are cleared from the garage.
“Just received text from Guard Commander: the last Guardsmen will clear the garage by 2330 tonight,” she tweeted.
Later, she wrote, “troops are now all out of the garage. Now I can go to bed.”
Yet, it’s not going to be hard to figure out why this slap to the face occurred to our men and women in uniform. Democrats—you run this town. The commander-in-chief is a Democrat. You’re not going to have to dig deep on this one.
(Read the response by Governor Abbott at Townhall)
How can we not expect Democrats to abhor us in the plebeian class?
It seems that Biden has found a way to fake collecting our votes without having to rub elbows with us commoners. Now he knows how to push the guards out without giving them real recognition.