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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -- Biden's Border Crisis, The Left vs. America, Media Malfeasance

Biden's Border Crisis
A dozen congressmen, led by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, went to the southern border yesterday to see exactly what is happening there.  They knew it was bad, but it was even worse than they imagined. 
The numbers are extraordinary.  More than 100,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in February.  That's the largest number of February apprehensions in 15 years.  Experts are warning that more than one million people will attempt to illegally cross the border this year. 
And they're not all coming from Mexico or Central America.  We are apprehending people at our southern border from Iran and Romania, a country in southeastern Europe.  This isn't just a border crisis.  It is a national security crisis.
One congressman was shocked by how many Chinese were in the detention facilities.  Maybe they are coming here for a better life.  Maybe they are agents of the Chinese communist government.  We have no idea, and no real way of finding the truth.
But we do know why so many people from all over the world are attempting to illegally enter the country now.  It's because Joe Biden said during last year's campaign and since he took office he was going to provide free healthcare, stop deportations and pass a massive amnesty bill.  He invited this crisis!
Wouldn't you like to get free healthcare, a free education for your kids and be forgiven for breaking the law?  Illegal aliens are getting a better deal than most Americans!
Don't think this is just a border state problem.  Migrants apprehended at the border are being sent to states all over the country.  Every state is being turned into the equivalent of a border state. 
Meanwhile, our schools aren't fully open yet, but the border is wide open.  And the cartels are fully exploiting this vulnerability, charging thousands of dollars to smuggle people and who knows what else across the border.
Incredibly, I have heard some left-wing commentators suggest that illegal immigrants are lucky to have "guides" helping them along the way.  These are the same clueless people who thought that "coyotes" taking migrants across the border were actual animals.
Let's be clear about this:  President Biden is aiding and abetting human smuggling.  His policies have empowered human traffickers, and enriched the cartels. 
The Left vs. America

The American people are paying attention, and they don't like what they are seeing at border or the left's open border policies. 
A new Rasmussen poll finds that 73% of voters are concerned about the crisis at the border, while a majority opposes granting amnesty to illegal aliens.  Strong majorities also support commonsense measures like ending chain migration and requiring employers to verify the citizenship of job applicants. 
And 90% of voters say illegal immigrants should be tested for COVID before being released, but that isn't happening.  Biden's insane policies have created a super spreader event along the entire southern border!
One final thought:  Biden and the woke left are constantly telling us that we are a country sick with "systemic racism" and "white supremacy."  And yet the overwhelming majority of people trying to come in are people of color. 
If the U.S. is so racist, why is there such fervent desire to come live here?
Media Malfeasance
Two months ago, the Washington Post published a scathing "bombshell" that claimed then-President Donald Trump pressured a Georgia investigator to "find the fraud" in the election so the results could be overturned.  Trump also reportedly told the investigator that she would be "a national hero" for doing so.
The Post wrote that the call "could also carry serious criminal implications."  It even quoted a former federal prosecutor who said, "Of course that's obstruction -- any way you cut it."
There's just one problem:  A transcript of the call was recently released and Donald Trump never said any of those things.  The Washington Post has since issued a correction to its original story.
But, as one columnist rightly notes, that's not the worst of it.  Virtually every major media outlet also claimed to have "independently 'confirmed' the most damning details of the Washington Post's since-corrected 'scoop.'" 
How is it possible that six Big Media outlets all got it so wrong?  Trump Derangement Syndrome is the most likely explanation.
Responding to the controversy, President Trump said this:
"You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way—against me and against Republicans. Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm. . .
"A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press. This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entities—not journalistic enterprises. In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction."
More Pain At The Pump
I'm sure you've noticed the dramatic jump in gas prices lately.  The national average for gasoline is about $2.86 a gallon, up 33 cents since February.  Prices have been rising every week for the past ten weeks.
To be fair, there are a lot of reasons for the volatility in gas prices, including the slow return to normal from the pandemic lockdowns.  But policy also plays a big role.  And the left's anti-energy policies are adding to your pain at the pump.
For example, a major sale for oil and gas exploration leases was scheduled to take place tomorrow.  The Biden Administration canceled it.  In other words, they are limiting supply.  And when you limit the supply of something, that drives the price up.
I know five months ago seems like ancient history.  But let me remind you that at the second presidential debate, Joe Biden vowed to phase out the fossil fuel industry.  Banning the sale of additional oil and gas leases is just the first step.
But that's not the only thing the left is doing.  There is a growing movement around the country to ban the use of natural gas.  Yes, even though natural gas is largely responsible for our dramatic drop in carbon emissions, it is on the left's "hit list" too.
So, if you like cooking with gas, too bad.  If you like saving money on your winter heating bill, tough luck.  The left thinks it knows better than you, and it intends to control your life through mandates, regulations and new energy taxes.
The View's Take On Cuomo
To America's suburban women who think the Democrat Party shares your values, I hope all of you were tuning into The View yesterday.  The liberal ladies of The View are the leading spokeswomen of the left.  As you can imagine, they really went after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday.  NOT!
Instead of denouncing the handsy governor, they spent much of their show defending Cuomo.   Just like Hillary Clinton, who had no problem trashing the women who exposed her husband's sordid behavior, The View hosts refuse to condemn one of their heroes of "women rights." 
By the way, what is it with these liberal women defending left-wing creeps?  Joy Behar also defended Antifa!