Deal Or No Deal
"Creepy Joe" was trending yesterday after President Biden inexplicably started whispering in an exaggerated manner in the middle of a press conference. See it here. As I've noted multiple times now, something's clearly not right.
But the bigger news was that a bipartisan group of ten so-called "centrist" senators, including Senators Cassidy (R-LA), Collins (R-ME), Murkowski (R-AK), Portman (R-OH) and Romney (R-UT), emerged from the White House yesterday saying they had reached an agreement in principle with President Biden on an infrastructure bill.
The cost is somewhere around $1 trillion – a lot less than the $4, $5 or even $6 trillion Biden initially demanded, and most of it would go to actual infrastructure – roads, bridges, etc. Many Americans probably applauded because they want the parties in Washington to work together.
I've been uneasy from the very beginning of these negotiations. I've been here a long time, and too many times I've seen Republicans leave the negotiating table without their pants, totally clueless that they've been robbed. (Senator Lindsey Graham put it a bit more bluntly.)
Sure enough, less than two hours later, Biden said that he wouldn't sign the bipartisan infrastructure deal without the other $5 trillion. In other words, Biden is refusing to give up anything, meaning Republican negotiators didn't actually gain anything.
A second bill with trillions in spending and tax hikes will be rammed through using the reconciliation process, meaning the Democrats only need 50 votes, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said what happened yesterday was "best described as a tale of two press conferences," going from optimism to pessimism in a short period of time. McConnell said that Biden was demanding Republicans do what they will not do, which is raise taxes on the American people.
By the way, some progressives weren't happy either with this "compromise." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned it as – wait for it – racist. Her delusional attack on this bipartisan infrastructure deal is a perfect example of critical race theory in operation. It demands that EVERYTHING, including roads and bridges, be seen through the lens of race.
Harris Hits The Border
"Border Czar" Kamala Harris arrived in El Paso this morning for her first trip to the border as vice president. It got off to a rough start.
Harris may have thought she was going to a politically safe space, but she was greeted by Americans fed up with the open southern border. She also snapped at a Fox News reporter who asked why she waited so long to make her first trip to the border. Harris insisted, "It's not my first trip, I've been to the border many times."
Apparently, Harris still hasn't learned anything from her disastrous interview with Lester Holt.
Every Republican has been screaming about the failure of the Biden/Harris Administration to secure the border. Every Republican and even some Democrats have been demanding that "Border Czar" Harris visit the border and see the crisis she and Joe Biden created. They've been demanding that the effective Trump policies be kept in place so that this chaos can be controlled.
But the unfortunate truth is that Biden and Harris have ignored the border, and they will continue to ignore it. Massive illegal immigration isn't a crisis to them. It's a strategy. The left is all in on open borders.
The only reason she is going to the border today is because Donald Trump will be there next week, and because the polling on immigration is becoming a crisis for the Democrat Party.
For all the left's mockery of Trump, and for all the handwringing by the GOP consulting class, there is only one 2024 presidential possibility as of now who scares the left, and that's Donald J. Trump.
With all the problems Trump had in 2020, he still received 11 million more votes than he did four years before. Whoever the GOP nominates, they must start out with every vote Trump got and then some. While I like several possible contenders, I'm not convinced that any of them can turn out Trump's base. And if we can't do that, the left wins.
A Better CRT
We've been hearing a lot about critical race theory, or CRT as it is known. CRT is Marxist and it's destructive. Karl Marx was the founder of communism. He was an atheist who rejected Christianity. Everywhere Marxism has been adopted, mass death and destruction has followed.
Critical race theory has been nurtured in the Marxist hothouses of our university campuses for years. But now it's taking root in our public elementary, middle and high schools. It has nothing to do with racial reconciliation and tolerance. It must be stopped before it does any more damage to our children.
But there's another CRT that I can guarantee will bring racial reconciliation and true tolerance. Let's call it Christian race theory or CRT.
Christian race theory wasn't created by man. It begins in Genesis when God made man and woman in His image. Regardless of race, we all have dignity, value and worth precisely because we're made in the image of God.
The Christian pastor, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., said that race should be insignificant. He wasn't for black power or white power. He was for human power. He wanted everyone to be judged by the moral content of their character, not the color of their skin. His niece, Dr. Alveda King, has said to me many times, "There's no race but the human race."
So, the answer to racial bigotry is in our Bible. Unfortunately, Christianity was kicked out of our schools. And as we're finding out, anti-Christian Marxist theories have filled the void after the Bible and prayer were eliminated.
Let's get Marxist race theory out of our schools, and put Christian race theory in the hearts of our children.
The Biden Justice Department announced today that it is suing the state of Georgia over its newly-enacted election integrity laws. Today's action is undoubtedly a direct consequence of left-wing extremist Kristen Clarke's confirmation to lead the department's Civil Right Division.
Clarke, perhaps Joe Biden's most extreme appointment, previously led the legal fight against Georgia's commonsense election laws. Now she's continuing that fight at her new and far more powerful perch at the Justice Department.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three bills taking aim at the left's ideological stranglehold over our schools. The first bill requires students to be taught the "evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies." The second bill mandates civic literacy as a college graduation requirement. The third bill requires colleges to undergo annual "intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity" assessments to ensure free speech rights on campus.
- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that he is sending law enforcement officers to Texas to help secure the southern border.
- The Randolph Township school board, which recently voted to remove all holiday names from the school calendar, reversed its decision in an 8-to-1 vote after massive backlash from parents.
- When the mayor of Silverton, Colorado, tried to suspend the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at town meetings, two board members and local citizens stood and recited the Pledge over the mayor's objections. The "resistance" grows!
- House Republicans, with no support from Democrats, are continuing to press for answers on the origins of COVID-19, and demanding that communist China be held accountable.
- Fourteen Republican attorneys general filed a brief in federal court supporting the First Amendment rights of a Christian photographer who is facing severe penalties, including the loss of her business license and jail time, for violating New York's outrageous "public accommodation law."