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Thursday, August 25, 2022 -- Silencing Debate, Biden's Bribes, The Ayatollah's Payoff

Silencing Debate


The left is at it again.  When corruption in the FBI is exposed and demands for reform are made, leftist bureaucrats and their media allies immediately scream, “You’re going to cause violence!”


When conservatives opposed the massive increase for the IRS in the Manchin/Schumer climate bill, leftist bureaucrats and their media allies screamed, “You’re going to cause violence!”  


Well, now we’re learning that the IRS has launched a full security review because extremist rhetoric is supposedly threatening their agents. 


Don’t miss the big picture.  Both the radical left and the Democrat Party are always looking for ways to criminalize conservative speech.  They don’t want a debate where the moderator is on their side.  We have those all the time.  They want to make it impossible to articulate conservative beliefs. 


This is the same impulse that leads a college professor during a Senate hearing to accuse a senator of threatening violence against women who claim to be men when he questions whether men can get pregnant.


So, if you question corruption in the FBI, you’re threatening FBI agents. 


If you question the size of the IRS, you’re threatening IRS agents. 


If you don’t think men can get pregnant, you’re responsible for violence against trans people. 


If you believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, you’re a bigot and responsible for violence against gay people. 


If you believe that life is sacred, you’re a misogynist and responsible for violence against women. 


Do you see the pattern?  The list goes on and on. 


I was thinking this morning how much we all miss Rush Limbaugh.  He would be making mincemeat out of this argument and helping all of us to fight back.


But why aren’t Republicans pushing back more forcefully?  Perhaps they have been conditioned to be timid.


Sadly, too many Beltway consultants constantly urge GOP candidates to avoid cultural issues because the left will attack them and accuse them of “extremism.”  The left already does that anyway!


Now they are accusing us of violence when we push back against big government.  So, can we not debate the size of government anymore?  The Marxist left would love that!


We can’t cower before the left’s threats and intimidation! 




Biden’s Bribes


During yesterday’s White House press briefing, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre a simple question about Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan:  “When you forgive debt, you're not just disappearing debt, so who is paying for this?”  Not surprisingly, Jean-Pierre did not have a coherent answer. 


The simple truth is that the White House doesn’t want to tell the public what their legal justification is for this college welfare plan because it would only anger people even more. 


Evidently, they are claiming that the 2003 HEROES Act allows the president to waive hundreds of billions of dollars of student loan debt, even though the law was intended to provide relief for active-duty troops defending our country in combat overseas. 


To say this law applies to snowflakes who don’t understand basic contract law or the concept of personal responsibility is offensive to our veterans!


By the way, another liberal Obama economist blasted Biden’s student loan scheme for college-educated elites as “reckless.”


Meanwhile, several commentators are ripping Biden and the Democrats for having the audacity to call this “loan forgiveness.”  It is clearly a campaign bribe, not to mention a huge kickback to hundreds of Biden Administration staffers.


If Biden had gone to the podium and said, “I’m going to send you a voucher for $10,000 that should arrive around November 1st to pay off your student loan debt,” everyone would see it for what it is – a payoff.


Believe it or not, the White House was actually considering a nearly identical idea to address Biden’s self-inflicted crisis of record gas prices. 


Several months ago, administration officials were in emergency meetings considering how they could send out debit cards for people to use at gas stations to offset what they were falsely calling “Putin’s price hike.”  It turned out to be too complicated.  So, two weeks later, they decided to empty the Strategic Petroleum Reserve instead.


But here’s the bottom line:  Democrats are using the Treasury of the United States, which only has the money it gets from you the taxpayer, just like they are using the oil reserves of the United States, to hand out benefits leading up to the election in the hope of bribing enough voters to hold onto power.




The Ayatollah’s Payoff


Numerous reports indicate that the United States and its European allies are on the verge of accepting a new nuclear deal with Iran.  That would be a terrible mistake, and our Israeli allies are sounding the alarm.


Speaking on Fox & Friends yesterday, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran as “a horrible deal, a dangerous deal that will pave Iran’s path [to a nuclear arsenal] with gold. . . It’s even worse than the first [Obama/Biden Iran deal].”


Netanyahu is not alone in his concern.  Israel’s current left-wing leader, Prime Minister Yair Lapid, also condemned Biden’s deal, saying:


“On the table right now is a bad deal. It would give Iran a hundred billion dollars a year. . . This is a hundred billion dollars a year that will be used to undermine stability in the Middle East and spread terror around the globe. . .


“It will fund more attacks on American bases in the Middle East.  It will be used to strengthen Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. This money will go to the people who are trying to kill authors and thinkers in New York.  And of course, it will be used to strengthen Iran’s nuclear program.
“Israel is not against any agreement. We are against this agreement, because it is a bad one.  Because it cannot be accepted as it is written right now.  In our eyes, it does not meet the standards set by President Biden himself: preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear state.”


Prime Minister Lapid made it clear that Israel “will act to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state,” adding that he will not allow the Jewish state to “live with a nuclear threat above our heads from an extremist, violent Islamist regime.”


Lapid and Netanyahu are absolutely right.  Iran is an existential threat to Israel, and a threat to U.S. interests around the world. 


What Biden is doing, just like what Obama did, is hurting the United States throughout the Middle East.  We will not have any friends in the region when Biden is finished. 


Already, countries that moved away from Iran during the Trump years are scrambling to get back on Iran’s good side.  Why?  Because they know Biden’s deal will supercharge Iran’s terrorist proxies throughout the region, just like the first Obama/Biden deal did.  (Here and here.)


So, while the Biden Administration is trying to silence conservatives from criticizing its radical policies, claiming such criticism may cause violence, they are putting the final touches on a deal to pay off the biggest perpetrator of violence in the Middle East with hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief.