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MAY 12-13,  2023

BIDEN GROVELS:  POLLS SHOW THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE STARTING TO SHIFT AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  NO, OUR SIDE WON'T WIN A MAJORITY, BUT A CHANGE OF JUST FIVE OR SIX POINTS IN THE "BLACK VOTE" CAN SWING A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  SO PRESIDENT BIDEN'S GROVELING COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, A TRADITIONALLY BLACK SCHOOL, MAY BE UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT IT WAS STILL A DISGRACE.  FROM  THE NEW YORK POST: 

President Biden was slammed by critics Saturday after denouncing white supremacy as the “most dangerous terrorist threat” to the nation during a graduation address to students at Howard University

“Stand up against the poison. White supremacy … is the single most dangerous terrorist threat in our homeland,” Biden declared to a heavy round of applause.

“And I’m not just saying this because I’m at a Black HBCU. I say this wherever I go.”

Biden said that the US is still embroiled in its long battle against racism, but said that the graduating class of 2023 would carry out the work to “redeem the soul of this nation.”

Conservative pundits quickly took to Twitter to push back against Biden’s statement, with some accusing him of pandering as a political tactic.

“The Democratic Party spent most of the 19th Century and much of the 20th using overt racism to win elections. They are doing again in the 21st century. The racism just looks a lot different than the 19th century version,” wrote Jon Miltimore, editor of the Foundation for Economic Education.

“No you’re saying it because you’re a pathological liar propped up by the media to help fuel dangerous racial division,” snapped American Greatness journalist Julie Kelly.
RNC Research’s Jake Schneider lambasted Biden as a “divider-in-chief.”

Biden also boasted that Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was “brighter” than her colleagues on the high court.

“With your voices and votes, I was able to fulfill my commitment to put the first black woman on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. And by the way, she is brighter than the rest. She is one bright woman,” he said to applause from students at the historically black university. “Because of you. You turned up. You showed up when the votes counted.”

Biden nominated Jackson to the high court in February 2022 — fulfilling a controversial promise to only consider black women for the job. Her confirmation was marred by accusations that she treated child porn and “baby sex torture” cases too leniently.
Despite being the allegedly most intelligent Supreme Court justice, Jackson was famously unable to define the word “woman” when asked by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) during Jackson’s confirmation hearing.

“I’m not a biologist,” she protested at the time.

COMMENT:  Just awful, just awful.  You wouldn't know that a president of the United States was speaking.  He sounded more like an enemy hack trying to degrade this nation.  Biden's time has passed.  And his party is a left-wing mess. 

May 13,  2023     Permalink

 

HOW EXCITING, DAHLINGS.  IT IS SUCH A JOY TO REPORT ON THE TRAVELS AND DINING OF KAMALA HARRIS.  WHY, SHE MAY BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT, AND IT'S OUR OBLIGATION TO GET TO KNOW HER.  FROM THE NEW YORK POST:

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Atlanta on Friday for a Democratic Party “spring soiree” — instead of visiting the US-Mexico border in her role as migration czar as thousands of people illegally enter America after the lifting of the Title 42 COVID-19 expulsion policy.

Harris will depart Washington around noon and appear mid-afternoon at a Democratic National Committee finance event before being the guest of honor at the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Spring Soiree.

The optics of Harris attending political events instead of tending to the border crisis drew fresh condemnation from Republicans, who have accused her of not doing enough on border issues since President Biden tapped her in March 2021 to lead US efforts to reduce illegal immigration.

“Title 42 ended last night at midnight. Since then, absolute chaos has erupted at the southern border,” tweeted Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.). “Yet Joe Biden and Border Czar Kamala Harris are nowhere to be found.”

The vice president’s office did not share with The Post any specific plans for Harris to address the border rush in the coming days — with a Homeland Security intelligence analysis reported by the New York Times saying 660,000 migrants from around the world may be waiting in Mexico to cross into the US.

A White House official, however, emailed The Post a lengthy defense of the vice president.
Harris “has been engaged and regularly briefed on preparations for the end of public health emergency measures — including Title 42 — while continuing to make progress addressing the root causes of migration from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador,” the official said.

Where is this progress?  Am I the only one who hasn't been told?

The Biden administration says illegal border crossers will be presumed ineligible for asylum and expelled after Title 42 expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday — reflecting a tougher policy than during Biden’s first two years in office.

The administration also planned to temporarily release migrants into the US if detention capacity runs out, but that idea was blocked Thursday by a federal judge in Florida.

Two former White House officials told Reuters in March that Biden was frustrated with Harris’s performance, including her aversion to risky assignments and failure to rise “to the occasion.”

Harris took heat throughout her vice presidency for appearing reluctant to embrace her assignment to reduce illegal immigration by addressing the “root causes” in other countries.

COMMENT:  Wow, it's so good to know that she is thoroughly prepared for the presidency.  Think of "the Harris era."  Well, you'd better not think.  Why bring unwanted pain?

May 13, 2023       Permalink

 

 

 

MAY 10-11,  2023

AM I DREAMING?  POLLS SHOW THAT ONE OF THE LEFT'S IDOLS IS IN SERIOUS POLITICAL TROUBLE.  MAY THE PANIC BEGIN.  FROM NEWSWEEK:

A new poll revealed that Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, would be losing by a huge margin in a hypothetical head-to-head with former Republican Governor Charlie Baker.

The Fiscal Alliance Foundation published a poll on Thursday, which was carried out on May 6-7, showing that of the 750 survey respondents, 49 percent said they would support Baker for U.S. Senate, while only 34 percent said they would back Warren who announced in March that she will be running for reelection in 2024. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.

Despite the massive number of respondents in the Thursday poll supporting Baker, the former governor said in December that he has no plans for running in any election in 2024.
In December, Baker was asked by a caller on GBH News's "Boston Public Radio" whether or not he is considering launching a presidential bid in 2024.

"My wife is really looking forward to having me around a little more, so I don't think I'll be a candidate in '24 for anything. I will certainly try to be involved in a positive way," said Baker who vacated his seat earlier this year, replaced by Democratic Governor Maura Healey.

2024 Massachusetts Senate GE:

Charlie Baker (R) 49% (+15)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Inc) 34%
Advantage, Inc/@FiscalAlliance, 750 LV, 5/6-7https://t.co/NCLiy4JkmW pic.twitter.com/ykA13tKN7m
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls)...

...Nearly 50 percent of those who were surveyed by the Fiscal Alliance Foundation said they approve of Warren's performance as a senator, while 44 percent were disapproving and 7 percent were unsure.

"Senator Warren has significantly higher unfavorable numbers than her fellow Democrats statewide and that seems to be creating an opening for Baker, who always enjoyed large amounts of cross-party appeal. Looking at the cross tabs, Republicans seem to coalesce behind Baker (79%) in a way that Democrats do not around Warren (56%), and Baker leads with independent/unenrolled voters 2-1 at 57-26%," said Paul D. Craney, a spokesperson for the Fiscal Alliance Foundation, in a statement.

Craney continued: "It's interesting that Baker receives such solid support from Republicans, a group that he began having such trouble with during his second term. Senator Warren may be doing more to unite the state Republican party than anyone might realize.

COMMENT:  Wouldn't it be great if we sent Fauxcahontas back to her tribe?     What would Bernie Sanders do without her? 

However, don' t get too excited.  This is an early poll, and the poll's "winner" says he's not running anyway.  But the poll does show that our dreams exist in Massachusetts.  We just have to fill in the blanks.

May 11, 2023       Permalink

 

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HOLDS THAT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JOE MANCHIN OF WEST VIRGINIA IS ESSENTIALLY FINISHED, AND WILL LOSE HIS BID FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR TO A REPUBLICAN.  APPARENTLY, MANCHIN DOESN'T AGREE, AND HAS FOUND AN ISSUE THAT HE BELIEVES WILL SHOW HIS CONTINUING POLITICAL CLOUT.  FROM FOX

FIRST ON FOX: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is threatening to oppose all of President Biden's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominees over an expected regulation targeting power plant emissions.

Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, blasted the Biden administration for aiming to shut down fossil fuel-fired power plants regardless of the impact on the nation's power grid. The Democratic lawmaker argued that neither the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), both of which he supported, gave the EPA authority to regulate power plant emissions.

"Neither the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or the IRA gave new authority to regulate power plant emission standards," Manchin said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Wednesday.

"However, I fear that this Administration’s commitment to their extreme ideology overshadows their responsibility to ensure long-lasting energy and economic security and I will oppose all EPA nominees until they halt their government overreach," he continued.

The highly-anticipated EPA regulation, which could be released as soon as Thursday, will reportedly require coal- and natural gas-fired power plants to cut or capture the vast majority of their carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.

The agency confirmed in April it was reviewing the proposal internally and said it would use "legally-upheld tools, grounded in decades-old bipartisan laws," to address curb air pollution. The Biden administration has particularly been emboldened by the IRA which they believe allows the EPA to broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions, The New York Times reported last month.

"This Administration is determined to advance its radical climate agenda and has made it clear they are hellbent on doing everything in their power to regulate coal and gas-fueled power plants out of existence, no matter the cost to energy security and reliability," Manchin said.

"Just last week, before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, every FERC Commissioner agreed that we cannot eliminate coal today or in the near future if we want to have a reliable electric grid," he added.

COMMENT:  Read the rest and don't count Joe Manchin out. 

May 10, 2023       Permalink


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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