The REAL Reason Inflation Is So Bad

You know, I almost fell for it. No, not the fact that COVID played the biggest role in our current inflationary spiral. And it had absolutely nothing to do with Vladimir Putin and his little war with Ukraine. I thought it was simple economics. You print more money, the money therefore becomes less valuable because there is more of it in circulation, and voila! You get inflation, because it takes more of the money to buy the same goods. The goods didn’t go up in price, the money went down in value.

I think I was wrong.

While from an economics point of view, I think the above example is valid and holds true most of the time, I’m beginning to wonder if that was the case here. Sure, Donald Trump printed trillions in getting the COVID stimi’s out to everybody. And yes, Biden did the same thing a little more than a year ago when he got those $1,400 checks to everybody. And yes, Biden added to the mess with the $1.9 trillion infrastructure package. But I’m starting to think that the reason inflation is still so bad is something else altogether.

It was the gas prices. And it was Biden’s plan all along.

I don’t think this was a mistake on Biden’s part. I watched some YouTube videos of Biden on the campaign trail and in debates back in 2020. He was adamant that he was going to bring the fossil fuel industry to it’s knees. He even bragged, “No drilling for oil or gas on federal lands. No offshore drilling. No fracking on federal lands. No Keystone XL Pipeline.” He has gone the extra mile to raise the price of gasoline on purpose. And the reason is simple. He’s in bed with the electric vehicle manufacturers. Oh, he thinks it’ll help save the planet (it won’t). And he thinks that it will help wean America off it’s insatiable desire for gasoline and cars (again, it won’t).

So, Biden starts increasing the price of gas by making it much more difficult for the oil and gas companies to refine the raw material. And what happens? There’s less gasoline and natural gas to go around, and a nation that just a couple of years ago was “energy independent” and was actually an exporter of fuel, becomes beholden to Saudi Arabia, Russia, and even Iran.

That is why the price of oil and natural gas products have skyrocketed. It was his plan all along. And what happens when the price of gasoline and diesel gets jacked to the moon? Truckers find it more and more difficult to fill up and still make a profit on their runs. Shipping companies that have to fuel large cargo ships to ply the oceans aren’t making a profit. Airlines can’t transport people and goods as cheaply as they could. And that causes shortages. Shortages causes price increases. And you have shortages of baby formula, sriracha, toilet paper, and lots of other goods.

America runs on oil. America gets products to the store shelves with oil. There is no other way to do it. And when you put obstacles in the way of getting those goods to market, you are going to cause inflation. And how much is caused by Biden printing all of that money? Well, he got $1.9 trillion from Congress earlier this year. Currently, as of May 25th, there is $2.277 trillion in cash floating around the United States. So, Biden’s little “rescue plan” added a whopping 45% to the nation’s cash supply. Yes Virginia, that is going to cause inflation!

But the real culprit in all of this is the price of oil that Joe Biden is manipulating by not letting the oil companies drill, by not allowing coal companies to mine, and by not encouraging an “all of the above” strategy when it comes the United States’ energy policy.

It’s just one more snafu you can add to Joe Biden’s already lengthy resume!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! Supreme Court Kills Roe v. Wade

It has to be probably the least surprising, and most talked about Supreme Court decision in my lifetime. Friday, the Supreme Court announced that they had found for Dobbs in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision sparked nationwide protests and violence among the pro-abortion folks, while pro-lifers celebrated.

In the 6-3 finding, the Supreme Court found and pointed to as one of the establishing norms the error that many had cited previously when talking about Roe v. Wade…that the mere fact that the high court back in the 1970’s decided in favor of a nationwide abortion law, that they had erred. It wasn’t about a woman’s “right to choose”. It was about the fact that the Supreme Court doesn’t give rights to anyone. They interpret the Constitution and decide whether the issues that we are experiencing today fall in line with the Constitution as the Founding Fathers saw it.

Obviously, back in the 1700’s, there was no abortion, so there could be no “right to abortion” granted. This was clearly pointed out in the court’s opinion. Now add to the fact that anything that isn’t specified as giving the federal government the power to rule on a topic, goes to the states. The 10th Amendment isn’t what was argued (rather the 9th and 14th Amendments were the key arguments for the pro-abortion crowd).

Just so we’re all on the same page, the 9th Amendment states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People.” The 14th Amendment, better known as the Equal Protection Clause, states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of the law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

So, the argument originally made was that the 9th Amendment states that we all have more rights than are stated in the Constitution (hence, the right to an abortion), and that under the 14th Amendment no state should make or enforce a law which takes away those rights.

What the original finding in Roe missed however was the 10th Amendment, which is basically the whole separation of federal government from the states. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

And therein lies the rub with Roe. Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued that Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision. Oh, she was pro-abortion, no doubt…and had she been alive today, probably would have joined the minority. But, she was correct that it was a bad decision, regardless when it was given.

So, to listen to idiots like Nancy Pelosi talk about the fact “the Supreme Court has taken away a Constitutional right” is just wrong. The Supreme Court does not give rights, and they cannot take away rights. That is reserved, as the Founding Fathers so aptly pointed out, by God Almighty.

The whole basis here is pretty much an over-reaction by the left. If you read the finding (even just the Syllabus on the case), you’ll see that overturning Roe v. Wade does not outlaw abortion. It only sends that decision back to the states to decide for themselves whether or not they will allow abortions, and to what extent. So, if you happen to live in New York, or California, or Washington, or Oregon, I’m sure you’re still going to be able to get an abortion any time you want.

The other point that I have made several times is that you can’t have it both ways. If you are going to say that the federal government shouldn’t stand “between a doctor and a woman when it comes to a decision of getting an abortion”, then how do you justify standing in the way between a doctor an any American citizen when it comes to a decision of getting a vaccine for something like COVID? You have to be consistent here, and this administration was very boisterous at declaring they could give mandates for the American people to have to get a vaccine.

Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, you have to realize all this court did was correct an error that was made some fifty years ago. Abortion will still be legal, just not everywhere. It will depend on where you live, the same as whether casino gambling is legal in your state. And for once, I applaud Chief Justice John Roberts, who somehow found the ability to “grow a pair” and make a big boy decision.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Did Oz Dump Trump?

It would appear so. Mehmet Oz, the TV doctor that decided to run for the US Senate from Pennsylvania, and ardently courted Donald Trump for his endorsement in the primary, seems to have decided that the Oz/Trump romance was just an April to May fling. Oz has removed references to Trump from his homepage, and has decided that maybe he’s OK to do this thing alone.

One would have to wonder why! Without Trump’s endorsement, Oz most certainly wouldn’t have won the GOP primary. What was interesting was that when Trump came to PA to campaign with Oz, people showed up to hear Trump, and booed Oz when he got up to speak.

During the primary campaign, Oz wasn’t shy about mentioning Donald Trump in his tweets. Axios reported that Oz dropped his name some 70 times in just 38 days! One would think that these two would be firmly in bed together. But alas, something happened.

Trump’s endorsement is still listed on the Social Truth website’s bio of Oz. And it’s also listed on his campaign site. Twitter exploded with hateful tweets aimed at Oz, calling him a “snake” after the changes were made.

So, I have to ask the question, why in the world would anyone do this? You were grateful to have Trump’s endorsement for the primary, and you’re going to have your hands full in the general election. According to a poll released on June 15th, the USA Today/Suffolk poll showed Democrat John Fetterman leading Oz by some 10 points with a margin of error of 4.4 points.

Is Oz tired of the political game already and looking to get back on TV (no TV station in the country would touch an Oz show while he was a candidate for ANY office!)? Or, is he egotistical enough to think he can overcome a ten point deficit all by himself and he doesn’t need Trump’s help? After all, he only beat rival David McCormick by 951 votes out of 750,000 votes cast. That in and of itself says that without Trump, McCormick would have been a shoo-in to face Fetterman in the fall.

Now, what will be interesting to see is how Trump fares the rest of the way. There are some high profile Trump-backed races coming up, including two here in the AZ. Trump has supported and endorsed former TV news anchor, Kari Lake, who is leading Karrin Taylor Robson by 12 points in the Republican primary. And Thiel President, Blake Masters, who got Trump’s endorsement (along with Peter Thiel’s), is now leading Attorney General Mark Brnovich by five points in the latest Trifalgar poll taken on June 13th. Brnovich had been leading by double digits over both Masters, and Jim Lamon throughout the campaign. And there will be other high-profile races tho show off Trump’s help or not coming up!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

GOP Not Waiting On Trump

Donald Trump has done this for years. I remember watching an episode of the Apprentice one night, and Trump had all of the celebrities in the board room (he stopped giving away jobs at Trump Inc. years ago!), and asked them if he should run for president. Of course their answer was yes. What else could they say?

Fast forward to today. Trump is still the titular head of the Republican party, having been the last presidential candidate. And he continues to have rallies and speak around the country, hinting that he’s going to “make American great yet again”. He did so again this past weekend at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road To Majority Conference in Nashville.

But apparently that doesn’t mean that others that have been also considering a run for the White House are waiting on Trump to make a decision. I don’t think this is going to end up like when Hillary Clinton ran in 2016, and all of the Dems’ out there decided to wait to see if she was going to run.

Two of the potential candidates also spoke at the Nashville get together. Mike Pompeo and Nikki Haley were there giving keynote addresses. And neither sounded like they were waiting for Donald Trump. In fact, both praised Trump as being the right person needed in 2016 when he won. But they will decide if THEY are the right person in 2024, and if they are, THEY will run.

I get the feeling hearing from the Pence clan that Mike Pence is pretty much thinking along the same lines. That means that Trump, if he does decide to run, may not have seventeen other candidates to plow through as happened in 2016. But he may have more competition than he would like to have had going into the primaries in 2024.

What is interesting is that when some of the others considering running were asked if Trump should stop talking about 2020 and focus on 2024, they all responded basically the same way. Trump should do what Trump thinks is right for Trump. Personally, 2020 was two years ago. It’s history. And yes, we need to learn from our history, but I don’t think we need to relive it quite as often as Trump would want us to believe we need to. Just a thought.

Either way, I think I’m going to be buying stock in Orville Redenbacher.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

K-Baby’s Mindless Word Salad Strikes Again!

You have to hand it to Vice President, K-baby Harris…when it comes to speaking, she is giving Dan Quayle a run for his money when it comes to making no sense. Quayle, if you’re old enough to remember, was George HW Bush’s veep, and was roundly criticized for his, well, let’s just call it a lack of intelligence. Actually, Quayle was a pretty smart guy, he just couldn’t communicate all that well.

So, this past weekend, K-baby Harris, who’s been known to come up with some of the worst word-salad cases in recorded history, did it again. She was discussing religion (never a good idea when talking to reporters), and comparing religious beliefs to the abortion issue, which will rear it’s ugly head this week in the Supreme Court’s final week of decisions. Here’s what she sad:

“For those of us of faith, I think that we agree, many of us, that there’s nothing about this issue that will require anyone to abandon their faith, or change their faith, it’s simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body — let her make that decision with her pastor or her rabbi, or whoever she consults.” 

Now, I would agree with her actually on the point that it’s not the government’s job to tell people what they can and cannot do with their own body. But she misses the point entirely, and she is contradicting herself in the process.

First and foremost, no, government should not tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies. But that is not the issue here. The issue is the other person involved that doesn’t vote (yet). She is forgetting that there is actually an ending of a life. That to me does indeed fly in the face of religion if you are to believe the Ten Commandments or at the very least, the Sixth Commandment, “Thou Shall Not Kill”. I don’t know how you can get around that one!

Secondly, IF you are going to utter the phrase that “government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body”, then how is it that you were in favor of government mandates for vaccines during COVID? Isn’t that exactly the government telling you what you have to do with your own body? You cannot have it both ways. Either you state that the government needs to stay out of the whole abortion issue, and therefore will never tell you what you can and cannot do with your own body (which I guess also means if you take heroin or LSD in the privacy of your own home, it’s OK?) how do you rectify that with telling Americans they MUST take a vaccine? It’s totally inconsistent.

K-baby Harris needs to stay in the Naval Observatory and redecorate. I’m sure she’ll add an incredible touch to the place. We don’t need her telling us anything. Just like we didn’t need Dan Quayle telling us how to spell P-O-T-A-T-O-E.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But Who’s Fault Is It?

Harry Truman supposedly had a sign on his desk that read “The Buck Stops Here”. Basically, it meant, he was the guy in charge and he was the guy with the responsibility for making the tough decisions. He got a lot of praise (once he left the White House) for that sign. But what has happened since then?

Did other presidents after Truman take responsibility for the mistakes that were made while they were in the White House? Surprisingly, the answer is yes!

Take John F. Kennedy. He had a terrible mis-step with the Bay of Pigs invasion. Yet, he accepted full responsibility for it on April 21, 1961, stating, “There’s an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan…I’ve said as much as I feel can be usefully said by me in regard to the events of the past few days. Further statements, detailed discussions, are not to conceal responsibility, because I’m the responsible officer of the government, but merely because I, and that is quite obvious, but merely because I do not believe that such a discussion would benefit us during the present difficult situation.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson never fully accepted any of the blame for his largest mistake, which was to expand the war in Vietnam, and yet, he never blamed others for it either.

Richard Nixon told his speech writer, Ray Price that he should probably put in his resignation speech that he was responsible for his part in the Watergate coverup and raising money for the hush funds of the Watergate burglars.

Gerald Ford never apologized for pardoning Nixon, but he did take responsibility (who else could?).

Jimmy Carter would only say that “we had a lot more work to do to get the economy right” during his terrible tenure as president. Carter basically admitted that he was wrong, but never took full responsibility for it.

Ronald Reagan never accepted responsibility for the Iran/Contra Arms Deal, letting Oliver North and others take the fall for him as he relied on plausible deniability.

George HW Bush admitted after his loss to Bill Clinton that the whole “Read my lips, no new taxes” line was what got him into trouble. He accepted the defeat, but never accepted full responsibility for it, or for the recession that occurred toward the end of his presidency.

Bill Clinton is famous for referring to the Harry Truman sign, saying “The buck never got here!” There were tons of examples in Clinton’s reign where he was at fault and never really apologized or admitted responsibility, with the whole Monica Lewinsky affair being one of them.

George W. Bush never admitted responsibility for the 2008 banking crash and ensuing “Great Recession”. Of course, in that regard, it’s been proven that Democrats in Congress were basically to blame forcing banks to take sub-prime mortgages from people that couldn’t afford to pay them so that “everyone can afford the ‘Great American Dream’ of home ownership.” That fiasco was entirely Congress’ fault (and no, they never apologized for it!).

Barack Obama never apologized or admitted responsibility for any actions while in office, even though his presidency was marred by up to 35 different and separate scandals ranging from tapping telephones of the Associated Press, and Fox News employees, to the whole Benghazi fiasco which killed the US Ambassador to Libya.

Donald Trump never fully admitted responsibility for things that went wrong while he was in the White House. He never accepted responsibility for the January 6th protests at the Capitol. In fact, he was well known to have told people to “Go home and go in peace” during his speech. He never accepted responsibility for his loss to Joe Biden in 2020, refusing to believe to this day that he actually lost. The one thing Trump did apologize for was when he was a candidate and the sex scandal that was made public through Access Hollywood. In fact, he apologized several times in several different ways for it.

As for Joe Biden, he hasn’t admitted that he has any responsibility for the high gas prices. He hasn’t admitted any responsibility for the crisis in the southern border, going so far as to wait six months before he even had anyone in his administration call it “a crisis”. He hasn’t even acknowledged that America has a higher inflation rate than any other country in the world, much less taken responsibility for it. To listen to Joe Biden talk, he is the reason things are going so well. That’s amazing considering only 20% of Americans actually agree with him on that! Consumer confidence is at it’s lowest level in history, and while most Americans feel that a recession is right around the corner, something most economists and the FED agree with, Biden maintains that there’s nothing certain about having a recession during his time in office!

It would seem to me that looking back at the presidents since Harry Truman, that yes, some took responsibility for their actions, and some did not. But only one seems to be so out of touch with what’s happening in the world today that he can’t even get the facts straight. That would be one Joesph Robinette Biden.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How Dems Are Running For Reelection

Democrats in both the House and the Senate that are running for reelection have a very difficult job ahead of them. Congress is at almost universally historic lows in terms of job approval. The reason is quite simple. Democrats have a hard time passing any legislation, and that which gets through both chambers is so watered down that it doesn’t amount to a warm bucket of spit.

I happen to live in a state that is considered a “toss-up” state for one of those Senators, Mark Kelly of Arizona. He was elected in 2020 because he never identified himself as a Democrat, and he ran against an incredibly weak candidate in Martha McSally, who had been appointed to fill an unexpired term.

So, Kelly is running for reelection in 2022 for a full term. He is going to have his hands full, and he knows it. Currently, polls show him up by about four or five points over his potential rivals, depending on who that is. There are currently three Republicans that have any chance of winning the nomination. Current Attorney General, Mark Brnovich is still leading the pack. Donald Trump has given his support to Thiel Foundation President, Blake Masters, who also has received the endorsement from his boss, Peter Thiel. The third potential candidate is Jim Lamon, founder and president of DEPCOM, the largest privately held engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance company in the country.

Kelly has been spending millions so far telling Americans how hard he is working to a) bring down the cost of gasoline to Arizonans, and b) how he is working hard with others in Congress to bring the inflation rate down. I recently sent a letter to Senator Kelly, knowing full well that if it got read by anyone other than a low-level staffer, it would be ignored. Here is the letter:

Senator Kelly,

I’ve seen your advertisements detailing how you are working hard to bring the cost of gasoline and the inflation rate down “for Arizonans”. You mention that families here in the state are struggling, which is quite correct. However, I think you may be on the wrong road to recovery in dealing with the reasons we are having such a hard time.

First and foremost, President Biden, on is first day in office, pulled the plug on the Keystone XL Pipeline project, taking 20,000 workers off the job, and negating the 900 million barrels of Canadian crude oil that could be pumped through the pipeline each and every day. The President has also stopped all drilling in the Anwar oil fields, and has slow walked many leasing licenses for drilling in this country. Now we add to that the fact that Mr. Biden recently cancelled a oil drilling auction that could have lowered the cost of gasoline by over a dollar, and you can start to see the problem.

Senator Kelly, this is not a “Putin problem” as the President claims. This is not a problem of the oil companies trying to gouge the country, as you have claimed. This is a simple matter of Democrats trying to raise the price of gasoline to the point to make electric vehicles (EV’s) look more inviting. And for those Arizonans that do not want, or cannot afford to spend the extra $30,000 on an EV, it is hurting them. If you want to be honest with Arizonans, you need to realize that giving a “gas tax” holiday through the end of the year, you are only lowering the cost of a gallon of gasoline (now at $5.69) about 18 1/2 cents per gallon. The increase in fuel prices started long before Putin invaded Ukraine. And it wasn’t a factor back when Donald Trump was President. It’s only been since Mr. Biden and you took office.

The same can be said about inflation. As of May 2022, worldwide inflation does not begin to compare with the inflation rate in the United States. In fact, I checked every single country, and none had an increase of the 7.2% that we have suffered through. Canada’s inflation rate has only increased 0.2%, while Mexico’s has actually declined 0.3%. The reason for this increase is the “American Rescue Plan” that Mr. Biden proposed and that you supported. It was the over-printing of money that caused the inflation rate to be so high. Yet, in an interview with the Associated Press (his first REAL sit down interview in over a year with the press), here’s what Biden had to say on inflation: “If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy.” No, Biden is not a “wise guy”, he’s just ignorant when it comes to inflation rates in other countries.

You claim, sir, to be “hard at work” to lower both the cost of gasoline and the inflation rate. I would conclude after watching the net results, you either aren’t working that hard, or you are doing a lousy job. I would hope that if you desired a full term in the US Senate, that you reverse course and get on board with doing actual beneficial measures. Somehow, I doubt that’s going to happen.

Sincerely,

I doubt I’ll be hearing back from him on that one!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

How Out Of Touch Can You Get?

Joe Biden was addressing the AFL-CIO unions last Tuesday and unloaded on them. He cannot believe the coverage he’s getting in the press or the blame he’s getting around the country for his time in office. He doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong!

How out of touch can you get?

Biden has long been chided for having “mental acuity issues”. Well, he showed it in spades this past week. Here are some of his quotes:

“I’ve done everything in my power to blunt Vladimir Putin’s gas hike . Just since he invaded Ukraine, it’s gone up $1.74 a gallon, because of nothing else but that.” According to a new poll by liberal pollster YouGov/Yahoo, 30% a plurality blame Biden for the gas hike. That’s more than the 23% (mostly Democrats) that blame the oil industry for price gouging.

Biden went further, adding that he is constantly being barraged by the fact that inflation is caused by his out of control inflation. “I don’t want to hear anymore of these lies about reckless spending! We’re changing people’s lives!” Biden will give the argument that the inflation is “global” and that the US isn’t the only ones suffering from it. However, his handling of the inflation problem is hovering at 30% approval. And I have an idea he’s going to hear a lot more about his reckless spending! I will say though, Biden was right in his statement. He IS changing people’s lives, just not for the better!

I guess if I had to put a finger on the statements, it goes back to the Democrat playbook that says you apologize for nothing…EVER! You deflect the criticism as long as you can, you deny it is happening, and then you find someone else to blame for it. When you think of high gas prices, that’s exactly what happened. First it was COVID’s fault (they couldn’t deny it was actually happening because prices WERE going up rapidly). Then they blamed it on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. They still haven’t connected the dots that dropping Keystone XL Pipeline and it’s 900 million barrels of oil a day, had anything to do with it. They still don’t include the fact that the drilling the Anwar oil fields in Alaska being stopped had anything to do with it. And they still don’t believe cancelling oil drilling leases had anything to do with it. It’s all Putin.

And the same thing holds true when you talk about inflation. Is inflation up around the world? Since Biden took office, the United States inflation rate (annualized) has gone from 1.4% to 8.6%. That’s up 7.2% over 18 months. Let’s look at other countries, and I’m trying to find countries that had higher inflation increases than we did. I couldn’t find one. Even Ukraine, which is in the midst of a devestating war with Russia only went up 1.6% over the last year. So, let’s compare in our neck of the woods. Canada’s inflation rate went from 6.7% to 6.8% in the last 18 months. Mexico’s went from 7.68% to 7.65%, actually going down. Oh, Cuba did increase 1.5%. No one compared to the US. It’s not a global thing. It’s a BIDEN thing!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

There Are NO Leaders Here!

If you want to take a look at what’s bugging America, just log on to Real Clear Politics. They have a listing of the “political leaders” job approval numbers and it’s rather dismal.

Yes, it’s no surprise to anybody that Joe Biden continues to fall. The only surprise is how low a point he’s falling to. Pretty soon, these polls will start listing his approval numbers by listing the names of people still supporting him. It’s that bad. His numbers range from a high of 43% approval and 51% disapproval in the latest Economist/YouGov poll, which traditionally is one of the more liberal polls out there, to a low of 35% approval and 56% disapproval in the latest Quinnipiac poll. Rasmussen’s latest poll has him at a 60% disapproval rating. His average, according to Real Clear Politics is now sitting at 38.9%, the lowest in history.

But poor Joe isn’t the only politician in DC to receive low marks. Kamala Harris’ average approval rating is sitting at 30%. Nancy Pelosi is at 33.8%. Chuckles Schumer is at 30%. Soon-to-be Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy is at 28%, and at the bottom is Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell at 25%.

It’s obvious that America doesn’t think that highly of the various political leaders of either party. And while that’s terrible news for Democrats who basically have control of the legislative and executive branches of government, there doesn’t seem to be much support for the leaders of the Republican party in either house of Congress either.

So the question is why?

Basically I think it’s because of a couple of reasons. First of all, the country is in miserable shape. That can be laid squarely at the feet of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Democrats that are controlling Congress now. When you have the highest gas prices on record, inflation running higher than it has in 40 years due to the over-printing of money, and a border crisis that the administration and Congress have both declined to do anything about, it’s bad. Now we throw onto that pile a baby formula shortage, a siracha shortage (wait…it’s coming!), and supply chain issues that have beguiled Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg. Add rising street crime in major cities, and it’s no wonder people are begging for a change in leadership. Even Democrats are screaming that they want someone other than Joe Biden running as their candidate in 2024.

It all comes down to what I would call an infectious partisanship. Democrats don’t want to work with Republicans. They are more interested in making the Republicans look bad any way possible, that they forget about doing “America’s business” of running the country. Just look at the latest/greatest committee hearings going on. The January 6th special committee is garnering all of the mainstream media attention right now. They are doing their darndest to make sure that Donald Trump is wounded as severely as possible prior to his announcing his candidacy for the 2024 election.

Democrats realize that they have to do all of this now because it’s becoming painfully obvious to even the most casual observer that the midterms are going to be a red wave like we haven’t seen in decades. And they have resigned themselves to the fact they will lose Congress, so they need to get this stuff accomplished right now! After January, they won’t be able to control committees to hold Donald Trump liable for anything. The only problem with their theory is that people have a short memory and we’re over two years away from Trump actually getting votes in a presidential election (should he even decide to run). That will be two years of Republican rule in Congress, and the Democrats only real spokesperson will be Joe Biden, who American has already given up on.

There is not doubt there needs to be changes in DC. The federal government is broken. It needs to not just be fixed. It needs to be over-hauled and returned to what the Founding Fathers intended it to be. If we don’t do that, we languish with nothing getting done and the country slipping away, just as England, France, and Spain did centuries ago.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! CNN About To Do Some Serious “Canning”

CNN was long known as one of the most liberal news networks in existence. They were one of the first to throw away objectivity and fairness in covering news stories, and slid into the cesspool of “bombastic snowflake journalism”. That was all during Jeff Zucker’s reign. But Zucker is gone, replaced by Chris Licht, who is taking a much more moderate stance. His goal is to return CNN to it’s former glory days back in the days of the First Gulf War, when people like Wolf Blitzer made a name for themselves, and CNN changed the face of news coverage forever.

And it looks like one of the first casualties is going to be Brian Stelter. The outspoken liberal snowflake socialist has come under fire within the walls of CNN as one of the leaders of the pushback to Licht’s move to the center as far as news coverage is concerned. He is the one that has been stirring the pot to the point where managing editor of the Washington Examiner, Jon Nicosia has tweeted, “SOURCE: Stelter is ‘down to weeks if not days’ left at CNN. They go on ‘He is everything that reminds the new owners of the Zucker era they desperately want to get past’ – More to come.”

That’s the good news for those looking for a more fair and balanced approach to news. It’s terrible news to people like Don Lemon who are also hanging in the balance of losing their jobs as well. And it means that maybe, just maybe, CNN may begin to actually become a credible source for information again, as opposed to the Democrat talking points that got it dubbed “The Clinton News Network”, back in 2016 when Hillary was running for president.

I’m going to take the position that this would be good news if it happens. However, I’m skeptical, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Too often we listen to the media tell us that they are going to be more moderate, only to go further to the left in their coverage. We’ve seen it with both CNN and MSNBC when it comes to cable news channels, and we’ve seen it with ABC, CBS, and NBC who have gone from stellar news gathering organizations to up to their necks in the mud they throw. We’ve also seen newspapers like the Washington Post, and the New York Times go from Pulitzer winning journalism to the depths of despair in which they have made up stories to get their points across.

All of this has led to a backlash in which all of the above listed media have fallen prey to an avalanche of criticism, a seismic loss of viewership and readership, and a deafening crash as advertisers cancel their contracts and head for much safer ground. It’s the same toxic environment that we’ve seen from the White House, and both chambers of Congress. America is not ready and certainly not accepting of the “woke community”. We’ve seen that with the recent primaries, as even entrenched RINO Republicans have been sidelined during the primary season.

We’ve seen it most recently this past Tuesday in the Texas 34th Congressional District. It was a district that was solidly Democrat. Then Filemon Vela resigned his seat in March causing a special election. In a district that is 85% Hispanic, Republican Mayra Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez 51% to 43% avoiding a runoff and flipping the seat. It was the first flip of a Congressional seat since 2020.

I can’t say I’ll be sad to see either Stelter or Lemon lose their job. Both are blowhards that deserve to be on the sidelines. And it’s been a long time coming at CNN, which lost over half of it’s audience and half of it’s advertisers since Biden’s election in 2020. Maybe now media companies are starting to see that snowflake media just isn’t swaying anybody! At least we can hope!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!