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Friday, December 18, 2020 -- Pence Leads By Example, Biden vs. American Energy

Pence Leads By Example
I watched this morning as Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams took the COVID vaccine at Walter Reed National Medical Center. 
Pence noted that while vaccines normally take several years to research and develop, he wanted to take the vaccine publicly in order to "assure the American people that while we cut red tape, we cut no corners."
The vice president also said that 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been allocated this week, and 20 million doses will be distributed by the end of December.
Pence described the vaccine as "a medical miracle," and declared, "I am confident we will get through this, and we will heal our land."
As I watched the Pences take the vaccine, a thought occurred to me:  This time last year, COVID-19 was spreading in China but communist China wasn't telling us, the World Health Organization or anyone else about it. 
If on December 18, 2019, someone said, "A completely new disease is about to be launched out of communist China.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans will die, but one year later you will watch the vice president of the United States take a vaccine to stop this Chinese virus," no one would believe them. 
This truly is a miracle of modern medicine.  But it is also a testament to the genius of American industry and to the leadership of President Trump and Vice President Pence.
By the way, Sen. Dick Durbin, one of the president's most vocal opponents, praised Operation Warp Speed as "a dramatic success."  He went on to credit the Trump Administration for "organizing this effectively, and delivering a vaccine in a timely way -- almost amazing timely way."
You may recall that Joe Biden repeatedly insisted during the campaign that Trump "has no plan" to fight the coronavirus.  Of course, that was a lie, and none other than Sen. Dick Durbin just acknowledged as much.
Biden vs. American Energy
Joe Biden announced yesterday that he intends to nominate Rep. Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.  This is an important announcement, and not just because she would be the first Native American to lead the Interior Department, which is all Big Media want you to know about her. 
Here's what you really need to know:  Haaland is a far-left progressive who will lead the Biden Administration's attack on America's energy industry.  As Secretary of the Interior, she will control federal policies on government lands where much of our energy is produced.
She is adamantly opposed to fracking and to fossil fuels, which are essential to our economy and to millions of jobs.  Haaland is all in on progressive policies like "environmental justice," merging the left's environmental policies with claims of "systemic racism." 
In other words, she represents radicalism on steroids.  And you don't have to take my word for it.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ecstatic, tweeting, "YES!  This is a big deal. . . Unequivocally progressive. Green New Deal champion."
Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have declared war on carbon-based American energy.  We tried to warn voters in Pennsylvania and other energy states that Biden really was anti-fracking. You can see it in appointments like this one. 
But here's a more telling observation in my view. 
Who was Hunter Biden making multi-million dollars deals with?  Even though he has no experience in the energy industry, he landed mega-deals with a Ukrainian natural gas company and a Chinese energy company. 
So apparently the Biden family only opposes the American energy industry.  They're quite happy to become millionaires supporting foreign energy companies, even corrupt ones and those closely tied to the Chinese communist regime!
We already know that Joe Biden is a globalist, who is all in on shipping American jobs to China.  But this really takes the cake!  He's willing to crush American energy jobs and the families who depend on them, while his family gets rich off of Chinese energy. 
And then there's the hypocrisy of global warming.  I guess it's only American fossil fuels that cause global warming while Chinese fossil fuels don't.
Tehran Calling
Iran's leaders are confident that Joe Biden will rejoin the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.  Iranian "president" Hassan Rouhani said yesterday, "I have no doubt that the heroic national resistance of Iran is going to compel the future U.S. government to bow . . . and the sanctions will be broken."
Rouhani's remarks were similar to those of the real power in Tehran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who declared that if sanctions are lifted "in a dignified manner" Iran would not hesitate to rejoin the deal.
The signals being sent from Tehran are crystal clear:  The Iranian regime is desperate for a deal.  President Trump's campaign of maximum pressure has severely crippled the Iranian economy.
We already know that a Chinese academic believes Joe Biden will be great for China.  That's bad for America.
Now the president of Iran seems convinced that Biden will rejoin the Iranian nuclear deal, which will be bad for America and bad for Israel. 
Meanwhile, Joe Biden was just campaigning in Georgia trying to elect a candidate to the Senate who says you can't be a Christian and serve in the military and who also believes that Israel is a racist apartheid state.
In 2015, Warnock compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Democrat segregationist George Wallace. 
In 2018, Warnock accused Israeli soldiers of killing "nonviolent Palestinian protestors." 
In 2019, Warnock signed a statement from the left-wing National Council of Churches which, according to the Wall Street Journal, compared Israel's border wall to the Berlin Wall and made analogies to apartheid.
If Joe Biden is supposed to be pro-Israel, why on earth is he campaigning for an anti-Israel candidate like Raphael Warnock?