Breyer Retires Soon. America Yawns.

The Supreme Court’s most liberal and oldest Justice, Stephen Breyer announced yesterday, that he was going to be retiring at the end of the current term in June. He’s 83 years old, and said that he doesn’t want to go out like Ruth Bader Ginsburg (which I assume means dying in office with a Republican President or Senate).

America yawned.

I am not trying to make light of the fact that Breyer is retiring. He has served on the high court since the Clinton administration, back in the 1990’s and has upheld the liberal voice through thick and thin. While I disagree with him on everything except packing the court, I applaud his tenacity, and his service.

But let’s face it. This is not the same type of retirement or new Justice coming on board as we saw with Amy Coney Barrett, who replace RBG. That was filled with controversy and strife because she was conservative and RBG was a dyed in the wool liberal. No, this is going to be different for several reasons. First off, the liberal Justice will be replaced by a liberal president. His replacement, most likely also liberal, will be confirmed by a liberal Senate (with K-baby Harris breaking the tie no doubt). And finally, Republicans will act civilly toward the nominee in the hearings. They won’t be making up false allegations, rumors, or bringing in people from the person’s past to lie to the committee as was done with Democrats.

The world now looks to Joe Biden for his replacement. Well, Joe has already tipped his hand. He has already said that he plans on choosing a black woman to fill the seat. Of course, that narrows the field down a bit. But instead of going for either the most liberal candidate out there, or even, God forbid, the BEST candidate out there (not to say that the best black woman candidate couldn’t BE the best candidate overall), he’s chosen to add strings to his nomination.

Biden has three that he’s leaning toward. US Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, US District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs, and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger . Brown is 55, Childs is 51, and Kruger is 45 and is the least experienced. Childs is said to be the favorite of the three of South Carolina Representative, James Clyburn, who Biden owes his election to. But Jackson sits on the highly sought after District of Columbia Court of Appeals. That’s usually viewed as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.

Oh. There IS a fourth choice for Biden if he so chooses. And it would solve his problem of him stepping down and leaving the country in worse position if he did. He could appoint Kamala Harris to the high court. Then, the scenario that we’ve talked about in this blog could come to fruition. Harris goes to the Supreme Court (talk about the Peter Principle!), and then Congress approves a new Vice President, and the assumption is, it would be Hillary Clinton. Biden can then resign or get 25th Amendmented out of office, and Hillary becomes the first woman president and can run against Trump in 2024. Oh yeah, there is THAT possibility as well!

Lay in for another big bag of popcorn. It’s going to be a fun summer!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

8,500 US Troops Placed On High Alert

Now, before we rush into rash decisions here, realize that Joe Biden hasn’t made any decision to send troops into harms way in Eastern Europe. They aren’t going to Ukraine just yet. Oh, they’re getting ready. That means they are packing their bags, putting their affairs in order, saying goodbye to family and friends. But they’re not shoving off just yet.

Biden wants to wait a bit to see what Vladimir Putin is going to do. After Biden’s remarks during his press conference last week, where he said that “If it were just an insurgency, we wouldn’t send troops, we’d consider other options.” Putin probably took that as a green light to move forward with invading the rest of Ukraine. Remember, he took Crimea from Ukraine with not a shot being fired, and no real response from the United States back during the Obama administration. Biden is showing him that he probably can get away with taking the rest of the country as well.

OK, let’s get to the elephant in the room.

Are we going to trust the same guy that couldn’t withdraw troops from Afghanistan without causing a major catastrophe the ability to run at the very least, a high tension situation with one of our sworn enemies of almost a century? Is Joe Biden, and his secretaries of Defense and State really up to the task of running a war? The man hasn’t been able to run his own party, so how in God’s green earth is he able to send troops thousands of miles away and actively and acutely send them into battle. And with Russia amassing over 100,000 troops, what is 8,500 troops going to do besides become a shooting gallery for the Russians?

Oh, you knew that the whole Afghanistan issue was going to come up here, right? I mean, we aren’t going to let that one go. Biden has shown major incompetence in dealing with the military. His generals haven’t done much better. And the world’s most powerful, best trained, best equipped armed forces have suffered because of the lack of leadership. We don’t often hear of the soldiers fighting the battles throughout history, we hear of the generals leading the troops. Whether it was Marcus Agrippa, Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, George Washington, George Patton, or Norman Schwartzkopf, it was the generals that we remember. Not the “best trained, best equipped soldiers.

And throughout history, it was those generals that basically were leading their nations (except for Patton and Schwartzkopf). Would you honestly say that you would put Joe Biden or Mark Milley on that list? I don’t think I could.

Should there be a response to Russia invading any other country…not just a former satellite? Of course! But are we ready to throw our talent and treasure into another Afghanistan? I know Democrats want to think that they can use crippling sanctions against Russia. Well, they haven’t really worked well against others in the past. Oh, it’s starved a lot of people, but the leadership rarely changes. Look at what happened when we put sanctions on Iran. Maybe Russia when they misbehaved. Or what about China? Yes, their economy suffered a bit. But the leaders didn’t. The people are the ones that suffered. Same thing will happen here, and I would contend we don’t really have a fight with the people of Russia. We have a fight with it’s leader. And sanctions aren’t the answer.

Is a “hot war” the way to show him we mean business? No. Of course not. Strong and decisive leadership is the way to do that. Nikita Khrushchev was defeated by John F. Kennedy without firing a shot during the Cuban Missile Crisis. THAT is the type of leadership that we aren’t getting out of this administration.

Can anyone tell me how many presidents in the last 90 years or so have NOT sent troops into battle, but were able to avoid war by their leadership? There has been one. Donald Trump. He inherited Afghanistan, as had several presidents before, but he did not initiate any military action. That’s going back to FDR by the way (90 years).

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Which Side Would YOU Bet On?

This past week, Joe Biden had a press conference. That was major news in and of itself. Biden has famously not put himself out there for the press to ask questions. And the fact that this particular press conference went almost two hours was hard to believe. And it was roundly panned by the media. Oh, there were a few of the mainstream snowflakes out there that thought he did an admirable job, but that’s only because he didn’t put his head in his hands and mumble that he wished he were in the basement.

One of the more interesting topics of discussion was what to do with Russia, and their amassing a bunch of troops (some say up to 100,000) along the border with Ukraine. When asked about it, Biden was philosophical, yet rather cryptic in his answer. He said that if it “were just an incursion”, they’d probably have a less than military response. That means they’d throw a few sanctions Russia’s way. He probably feels “just an incursion” is something that’s happening on our southern border for the past year.

But it raises the question that if Vladimir Putin decides to throw the kitchen sink at Kiev and take over the country (again), will the White House have the balls to do anything about it militarily? While Ukraine doesn’t belong to NATO, would Biden call in the NATO troops to fight the Russians? Would he decide to go it alone? And let’s face it, the buildup in Iraq took about five months to get everyone in place. Would it take that long to get troops to Ukraine as well? Vladimir Putin would be riding shirtless on horseback through the streets of Kiev if that were the case.

And IF Putin was to decide to invade Ukraine, and Biden was to decide to respond militarily as Commander In Chief, who would you bet on coming out the winner? That’s a sticky one.

I firmly believe the United States still has the best equipped, best trained, best fight-ready military in the world. I’m just not so sure about the generals leading the way anymore. Seems to me there are quite a few of them that are more mamby pamby Nevel Chamberlin types than say a George Patton. And I can assure you that the Commander In Chief isn’t qualified nor capable to come to the aid of troops with anything viable when it comes to military action. He’s lucky to find the situation room (though it IS in the basement of the White House!)

It would be a tough one. It’s one I pray we never have to find out. I would hate to think we are going to put our blood and treasure of our young men and women in harm’s way with Joe Biden at the helm of anything. For God’s sakes, this guy can’t even hold a press conference. How is he going to win a hot war with Russia against someone like Vladimir Putin?

The whole reason Putin is amassing troops on the border in the first place is because he realizes that Biden is weak and ineffectual as a leader. He knows that he can run circles around him. And he will do to Biden exactly what he did to Obama when he took Crimea. And Biden’s response is going to be exactly what Obama’s is. Absolutely nothing.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Worst President Ever?

If you’re going to listen to the latest poll taken by Politico/Morning Consult, the answer is going to be a resounding “YES!”

The publication asked in it’s most recent survey to give Joe Biden a grade on completing his first year in office. Only 11% gave Biden an “A”. Another 20% offered up a respectable “B”. 18% said a “C” was good enough and another 12% was close to failing him with a “D”. But a whopping 37%, the largest group by far, outnumbering the A’s and B’s combined, decided to flunk Biden on his first year in office.

The reasons were clear. Americans think Biden has done a bad job on three of the areas that he campaigned most on. Those three were the economy, which Biden constantly railed about on the campaign trail; immigration, which was basically fixed and not an issue under Trump, and “unifying America”, something Biden crowed at being able to do a lot better than Trump. His high marks weren’t all that high with only 35% gave him an A or B when it came to his actions on COVID, and 31% gave him the same score on healthcare.

It’s not a surprise to many people at all that only the most loyal of Democrats think Biden has been anything but a failure at his job. His rating was the worst in history, with more people flunking him after one year than gave Trump the same thumbs down after his first year in office (37% to 35%). And it only looks to get worse for Sleepy Joe.

Biden knows full well that the chances of Democrats keeping control of Congress are tipping on the precipice of an abyss. The mere fact that Chuckles Schumer decided to try and hold a vote on the voting rights act and to change the filibuster to a “talking filibuster”, knowing full well that both votes would be tanked is ample evidence of the Democrats’ feelings that they are doomed come November. Biden certainly can’t be blamed for the mess Democrats have made for themselves in Congress, but his weak leadership hasn’t helped anything either.

America’s distrust of the federal government is at an all-time high. Between Biden’s weakened position, a terrible response to Russia’s pounding on the door of Ukraine, an absolute disaster of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, and a general lack of world leadership has left most Americans feeling that Democrats can’t be trusted. In fact, studies have shown more people leaving the Democrat party and identifying as Republicans now more than ever in history. At the beginning of Biden’s term, 49% of Americans identified as Democrats and 40% identified as Republicans. By the end of the year, 47% identified as Republicans and 42% identified as Democrat. That’s a 14 point swing in just one year. And when asked, 62% of survey respondents replied that America is on the wrong path and needs new leadership.

It’s abundantly clear that Americans are loathing Democrat policies and poor leadership right now. They blame not only Biden, but Chuckles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for the downfall. Schumer has shown to be over his head in trying to lead the Senate, and Pelosi has had no luck at all in trying to reel in the socialist arm of her party, instead settling to kowtow to the likes of AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and the like.

Most Democrat strategists will concede that there is little that can be done during the election year, and that they are ready to take their lumps in the election, and try and regroup afterwards. The interesting thing that seems pretty evident though is the people that are causing the problem, Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi, will still most likely be in Congress come next year at this time. And the likes of the Whackjob 5 will also be there as they were elected by wide margins in their home districts. If that trend continues, the left will push further and further from the center, where most of Americans reside.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden’s Secret Obsession

Unlike J. Edgar Hoover, I really don’t see any indication that Joe Biden likes to dress up in Jill’s clothes. I really don’t think they’d fit anyway. But he does have an obsession, and I’m beginning to think it’s not all that secret.

Joe Biden is obsessed with COVID.

I know. You’re shocked, right? But I think this is becoming more than a pandemic in addle-Joe’s mind. I think it’s becoming an all-consuming topic. Everything swirls around COVID. Think about it. Biden has had several mandates, from wearing masks to getting vaccines, to getting booster shots, to lowering the age of who can take the vaccine (now a five year old can get one!) And if it just went to the mandate stage, I could probably excuse it. But it goes much farther than that. Biden came out last month and said he had ordered a half a BILLION test kits. Oh, these aren’t the test kits that you swab the back of your throat with and send it to a lab to process. These are the ones you do a quick five swipes inside each nostril, and wait 15 minutes. It’s got about a 40% chance of either a false positive or a false negative…so it really doesn’t tell you anything. At least not with any certainty.

But again, it doesn’t stop there. Biden has blamed inflation on COVID. It has nothing to do with the fact this guy is printing money faster than the New York Times prints newspapers. He is literally making millions of dollars every single minute of every single day. Biden blames the southern border issue on COVID. These people crossing the border, bringing COVID into our country (and not getting tested, even with the 15 minute test) are fleeing their country because they don’t have the proper care for Coronavirus. And there’s more.

We left Afghanistan because of COVID. We can’t pass Build Back Better because of COVID. The Senate can’t change the filibuster rules because of COVID. The voting rights act is being stalled, not because of Joe Manchin, but because of COVID.

His entire presidency revolves around this virus. And yet, he keeps the guy that funded research into COVID-19 in position as an expert that we are supposed to listen to. A guy that is worth over $400 million!

And now, Biden is is going to make 400 million N95 masks available to anyone that wants them for free. You can pick them up probably starting next week at your local pharmacy! These masks are about $25 each on if you want to buy one. That’s basically a BILLION dollars that Joe Biden is making available to everyone in America for free! Such a great guy!

My question is, where was he with this idea a year ago when he took office and COVID was still running rampant? And could he have saved the lives of any of the 600,000 people that have died under his watch in 2021? Probably not.

Democrats will figure out a way to blame something, ANYTHING on something other than themselves. When was the last time you heard a Democrat apologize for being wrong about something? You never do, and there is a good reason (at least in their eyes) for it. They don’t want to be seen as imperfect. They don’t want to be seen as wasting tax dollars. Because if they do, you’re not going to want to give them the power to tell you how to live your life. You’re going to start reacting to them like America has begun reacting to Tony Fauci. You’re going to call them hypocrites. You’re going to not listen to them. I guess it’s kinda like what we’re doing now with the federal government.

Isn’t it time we start turning the government’s attention toward the business at hand, and let this COVID thing run it’s course? We’re near this “herd immunity” that Fauci keeps talking about, and about 80 million or so people have already contracted the disease. Let’s start talking about inflation. Let’s start talking about fixing the problem at the southern border and seal that puppy up. Let’s start by recognizing that there a lot more serious problems than climate change and COVID. Until we do, we’re just spinning our wheels and throwing money down a bottomless pit.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

We Ain’t Buyin’ It!

Have you noticed something about businesses lately? In, say, the last year, or year and a half, more and more businesses are getting involved in what you could refer to as more “social warrior” type of marketing? They advertise that they are in favor of Black Lives Matter. They run ads that say that they’re behind climate change activities. They want you to see that they are “woke”, and supporting police reform or some such nonsense.

It’s all about of something called “The Great Reset”.

And America, in case these businesses aren’t listening, ain’t buying it. The Great Reset was started by The World Economic Forum back when COVID hit as a way to change the priorities of capitalism. In their addled minds, they felt that if they attacked what’s wrong with America, they could get you and me to change our way of thinking. Well, to a degree it’s worked. It certainly has cost them a lot in terms of advertising dollars that they had used to market their products and services. But as far as getting us to change? Nope. Not buying into it.

A recent survey showed that companies that go along with the Great Reset as a global economic strategy is falling on deaf ears. Only 29% of us have even heard of it. 44% say that they aren’t familiar with the movement, and another 27% aren’t sure one way or the other. Of the 29% that have heard of it, 52% are against it. Only 21% think it’s a good idea. The other 37% are somewhere in the middle.

A majority of the people that responded to the survey said that they don’t like the fact that the World Economic Forum, or the International Monetary Fund, or the United Nations should be trying to influence how businesses in the United States actually do business. Only 11% said they should be “very influential”. And another 26% said they should be “somewhat influential”.

So, there you have it. I had noticed this shift back in 2020. We were all locked down, probably watching a lot more TV, and they were hoping we were paying close attention to the advertising that was spilling out all over us. I made a mental note of it, never to do business with companies like Nike, or Coca Cola ever again, and I haven’t. Anyone that was going to be shoving their political views down my throat instead of trying to sell their products or services also told me they had way too much money to spend, and certainly didn’t need my business. So, I backed off of doing anything with any company that was going to go down that road. And yes, I would email them and let them know that (not that it would get any of them to quake in their boots!)

I wondered how all of these companies could independently decide to switch up their marketing. But when I saw that the World Economic Forum was leading the way, and that there was a concerted effort being put forth to try and change my mind on certain issues, it only steeled me into thinking that they were trying to brainwash me. And they were trying to brainwash you.

Now, I don’t care frankly how you personally react to all of this. If you think it’s fine to do this, because after all, it is the company’s money, and they certainly have a right to do with it as they wish, and if they want to take this tone in their marketing, then fine. You certainly have the right to make that choice. What you probably didn’t know, at least according to these statistics, was that this was a concerted, back-door effort to get you to change your mind about how businesses should operate. I’ve always felt that a business has but one goal and that’s to make as much money as they possibly can for their stockholders or their owners. Period.

At least it’s refreshing to know that still, in this age of Social Justice Warriors, and “wokeness”, a majority of us still believe that a business’ job is to sell products and services and not play politics.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Supply Chain Woes

Oh, it’s going to get worse before it gets better. The talking head snowflake mainstream media has moved on to other issues, like Voting Rights legislation that is now all but dead (if you listen to James Clyburn), but trust me…there are still ships by the hundreds sitting in the waters off of Long Beach, California filled to the brim with tractor trailers.

And why is it going to be getting worse?

Well, nothing has happened to change why it’s there in the first place. But there has been a change as to why it will get worse. First of all, the supply chain woes are there for two reasons, regardless what Joe Biden and the mainstream snowflake media is telling you. The mask-and vaccine mandates that are being implemented by the folks at the pier in Long Beach causes a lot of it’s workers to decide to stay home, or they’ve been fired. So you’ve got a labor issue on that front. The second big reason is the Biden administration’s love affair with high gasoline prices. Diesel in Cali is bumping heads with $5 per gallon. it’s $4.83 per gallon as this is written. Now the average gas tank on these over the road trucks is between 120 and 150 gallons. So, let’s split the difference and call it 135 gallons. That means to fill up with diesel in Cali is going to cost the average truck driver $652! And they get an average of 7 mpg. Lots of scratch.

But there is another wrinkle in this that Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg hasn’t figured on. China has shut down a lot of their manufacturing, which means goods are not being produced, which means there are ships waiting to be filled to come to America (and other places), but are sitting in their ports empty.

And that’s what happens when a country relies on one country to fill it’s supply chain. America brought this on itself by moving manufacturing to China, much like it did to Japan, Korea, Mexico and other areas of the world with cheap labor in the past 50 or 60 years.

What’s the solution to no goods on our shelves? Well, first of all, the port of Long Beach needs to lift their mandates. That could be helpful in getting some of the workers back on the docks to unload those ships. But that’s just a part of the problem.

The other part that is just as big is you’ve got to be able to give the truckers who are sitting at home watching Oprah as opposed to transporting goods to the stores a reason to get off the couch. Right now, they lose money when they are spending $650 to go a whopping 900 miles. No one in their right mind is going to take that job. Biden needs to get the price of diesel down, like in half. And to do that, he needs to open up exploration, open up pipelines, open up production, and get America back to being the world’s energy leader again. It’s just one more thing that Biden has failed at.

China will once again open it’s factories and goods will start flowing once the Omicron variant that is plaguing that country has subsided in a few weeks. But in the meantime, Biden and Buttigieg should be doing something besides complaining. That’s all we are hearing out of DC these days. And they need to stop bitching and get back to work.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

One Year Later…

It was a year ago today I got a haircut. What’s that got to do with the price of viruses in China? Absolutely nothing, except that it was with someone I had never gone to, and she did a terrible job. Oh, and some guy named Joe Biden was getting sworn in as President of the United States on the barber shop’s television.

What a year it’s been!

When you think back to January 20, 2021, Democrats were thankful that Trump was out of office, and going to be impeached for a historic second time. The country was kind of meh that Biden was in office, but willing to give him a chance. What a difference a year makes.

Biden has taken on several issues over the past year. He’s been “successful” by his own admission on one of them, that would be infrastructure. The rest of the time, it’s been an uphill battle. And the guy that was supposed to “unify the country and bring both sides together” can’t even bring his own party together. All in all, it’s been an unmitigated failure.

So, let’s look at some of the crap we’ve been witness to over the past year.

COVID: Biden tweeted out that Donald Trump didn’t have a clue what he was doing when it came to COVID. I think the tweet was, “He doesn’t have a plan. I do.” Yes, he did. It was a 200 page plan to eradicate COVID. I think it got tossed in the White House trash on January 21st when they learned that 199 pages of the plan were already being done by the Trump administration.

Getting Those Checks Out: Remember when Biden went down to Georgia to campaign for Raphael Warnock, and told the crowd that if you elect Warnock and Jon Ossoff that those extra COVID checks would go out “the next day”? Well, the election was held in January. The checks finally went out in late March.

Slow Job Growth: Biden is quick to point out that never before in our country’s history have we “created” so many jobs so quickly. That part is true. What he doesn’t tell you is that there are still today over nine million jobs available out there. The unemployment rate is now under 5%. So, how can that be? Simple. When you only count people that are looking for work as unemployed, and you’ve got nine million open jobs, only the people that have no discernable skills are going to get left behind. That’s always going to be about 4-5% of the country. Most people are sitting at home not working either because they don’t want to wear a mask, or get vaccinated, or they lost their jobs because they wouldn’t wear a mask or get vaccinated.

Mandates: Biden has tried several times to mandate his way through the whole COVID crisis. His recent slap down came at the hands of the Supreme Court just a week or so ago when they said he couldn’t make a private business follow his mandates. Biden’s wish to have everyone masked and stabbed hasn’t been met with the participation that he wanted. Currently some 73% of America has received at least one vaccination, some 62% have had two, and about 27% have gotten the third dose, the “booster”. That’s still not “herd immunity”.

High Inflation: Apparently Biden missed economics class the day they talked about inflation. He didn’t realize that when you increase the supply of something, the value of that something is going to drop, and in the case of money, you’re going to need more of it to buy stuff. Not because the prices of other stuff has become more rare, but because the supply of money has jumped through the roof. The Treasury printed $6.7 TRILLION in 2021. That was up 40% from 2020. Biden wants to blame COVID and climate change. Actually, the reason for 7% inflation (as opposed to 1.5%) is Joe Biden.

Build Back Better: It took long enough for Biden’s signature piece of legacy legislation to come to Congress. At first it was going to add some six trillion to the federal debt. That got whittled down to about three trillion. But even that was too much for Joe Manchin and the Senate to swallow. Build Back Better died an inglorious death. Thank God!

Packing The Court: Remember this one? Back in March, still smarting from the Republicans replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett on the high court bench, and making a 5-4 (sometimes) conservative court a 6-3 conservative court, Democrats wanted to increase the number of Justices from 9 to 15. They were going to have Biden select SIX new Justices so they could regain control of what they said was an out of control judiciary. Biden wanted to be more pragmatic, so he formed a “blue ribbon panel” to look into it. They did. They said nothing needed to be changed.

Afghanistan: Joe Biden made a really public push that we were going to end America’s longest war and get out of Afghanistan by August 31st. That was his plan and he was going to stick to it regardless what his generals in the Pentagon said, regardless what Congress said, regardless what the American people thought. Well, the American people were with him on the pull out, originally. But it was so poorly run that everyone turned against him. Instead of slowly withdrawing the non-essential people from country, followed by the Embassy staff, and finally the military, Biden wanted everyone out in 24 hours. That led to chaos and a firefight at the airport that ended the lives of 12 military, wounding 15 others. That number doesn’t take into account the hundreds of Afghans who had helped America over the past two decades that died, nor the hundreds of people, both Afghan and American that are still stranded in Afghanistan, in hiding from the Taliban. Biden’s approval rating tanked after the episode. It hasn’t recovered, in fact, according to Quinnipiac University, it’s now at 33%, an all time low for an American president.

Filibuster Changes: If you were to name a breakfast item after Joe Biden, it would have to be a waffle. That’s because that’s what he’s been when it comes to the filibuster. When he was serving in the Senate, Biden was against any filibuster change. He even carried that with him into the White House. He didn’t think it was necessary. Now he does. It’s because with a 50-50 Senate, where you need 60 votes to pass anything other than presidential appointments and budget reconciliation issues, nothing is going to get through. It now looks like the inability to change the rules to suit Democrats’ wishes is going to tank, or severely limit the whole voting rights act stuff.

Bringing America Together: In the time of Donald Trump, Republicans pretty much liked Trump, independents were torn, and Democrats hated him. Biden promised to work across the aisle and make it more bipartisan. That didn’t work out so well. In fact, he never really got to reaching across the aisle because he’s spent the last year just trying to bring his party together. And he’s failed. People like Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and others have usurped power away from House and Senate leaders, and the rest of the party and are now holding it hostage to their socialist demands. American unity? Biden hasn’t even achieved party unity.

Voting Rights: Democrats came up with two bills designed to insure that Democrats would have an incredibly easy time getting elected to any federal office. That’s because they were going to open up mail-in-ballots, longer voting periods, no ID’s that needed to be shown, and Democrats were going to control redistricting across the country, taking that job from the states. Now, it appears that’s going the way of the dinosaurs. There isn’t enough votes in the Senate to pass it, even though the House loved it. So, voting rights as an issue may be dead.

The Southern Border: Immigration reform is sorely needed. It’s nowhere on anyone’s plate. Instead, Congress is busy trying to tackle it’s own agenda and spend money the country doesn’t have. Meanwhile, millions continue to pour in across a porous southern border with no hope of it stopping. K-baby Harris was given the job to oversee the border crisis. She didn’t do a damn thing, and it took her five months to make a trip to any border crossing. She visited El Paso, Texas, where the Trump border wall had slowed illegal immigrants’ crossings to a trickle. And there is nothing in sight that suggests anyone in DC has an answer on how to fix it.

So, there you have it. And that was just off the top of my head. I’m sure I left out a bunch of stuff. Joe Biden has been an unmitigated failure the likes of which make Millard Fillmore, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford look like they belong on Mount Rushmore. The worst president in US history has three more years left. Who could have imagined the damage and failure he could accomplish in such a short time (and that’s with going to his Delaware basement over 35 times!)

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Why Democrats Have Lost The War

Well, let’s be clear…the war is far from over. As the bastion of conservative thought, Rush Limbaugh used to say, you don’t want to totally get rid of liberals because you need examples of what happens if you’re not conservative. And he had a point. But for all intents and purposes, let’s be clear on this other point as well. The war is never over, but the current battle certainly looks like it is. And because of the Democrats’ thought process, they don’t ever give in, they double down.

That’s what Chuck Schumer is trying to do with voting rights.

See, if Schumer fails at even bringing the voting rights debate to the Senate floor, he shows the world how weak of a leader he is. That’s something he cannot afford. But at the same time, he wants to point out to everyone in America what we already know. The filibuster rule isn’t going to be changed because Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are against changing it. And why are they against changing it? Well, Schumer would have you believe that they are going against their party’s wishes to pass a keystone piece of legislation that will not only help the Democrats, but will keep America’s democracy strong well into the future.

And it’s a bunch of bunk.

As most of you already know, but it does bear repeating…the House of Representatives was always viewed by the Founding Fathers as “The People’s House”. This is where rash ideas could be brought up debated quickly and passed (or not). It was meant to be a fertile ground for new ideas. The Senate on the other hand was designed to slow things down. There, the whole idea was ponder the idea. Poke holes in the idea. See if when you turn it over it still holds water, or does it leak all over the place. And that’s why when debating, it would take a “super majority” of 60 votes to shut down debate.

If you follow Chuck Schumer’s thoughts, he wants the Senate to be a carbon copy of the House. He wants to allow the whole voting rights bill thing to get passed, not because it helps America, but because it helps Democrats. And like Harry Reid before him, Schumer has as much vision as a blind squirrel. Except this squirrel can’t find an acorn.

And so, because there are at least two Democrats that actually pay homage to the Founding Fathers’ wishes of slowing down things and taking time to do the heavy lifting, it appears that the whole getting rid of the filibuster wish so they can pass what they want will wither and die on the vine. Just as it should.

So, what can we take out of this? Chuck Schumer is a very weak leader. He is a very partisan politician, who has been on Capitol Hill way too long. And he, along with his counterpart in the House, make great arguments for why we need term limits in this country. Poor leaders beget poor outcomes. It’s as simple as that. The over-riding problem is, I’m not so sure there’s anyone in the Republican side of the Senate that is capable of doing the job either.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Schumer Kills Biden’s Agenda

It really wasn’t Chuckles Schumer that killed Biden’s agenda. It was Schumer’s inability to lead that did it in. If you haven’t been following the big news from DC in the last few days, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced this past Thursday that no, she wasn’t going to change her stance on the proposals Democrats were floating to change the filibuster rules so they could pass a very partisan “John LewisVoter’s Rights Act”. The House has already passed that measure. So why is it Schumer’s fault and not Sinema’s? Because Krysten had said repeatedly from the beginning (along with Joe Manchin) that she was steadfast in believing that the filibuster rule in the Senate was an asset to the country and shouldn’t be changed just to pass a law.

I applaud my Senator, and for the first time I can honestly say, I’m proud of a Democrat!

Schumer and his cronies in the Senate had tried every conceivable way to get the filibuster rule changed so that the Voting Rights Act and the Freedom To Vote Act. Both acts would have basically made it intrinsically easier to cast a ballot in this country than it would be to fly across it. It would have been a hundred times easier to vote than it would be to visit your elected official, should you decide to make the trek to Washington, DC.

The acts would have basically made it a federal law that all states had to have 15 days of early voting (some actually have more already), and would have made it impossible for states to put any sort of restrictions on mail-in balloting, which Democrats found out in 2020 was a very easy way to flood the ballot box without much if any accountability. Had these acts passed, there would have been a federal commission, selected by the President that would draw the redistricting for the House of Representatives instead of leaving it up to the various states to decide where those boundaries should be (it would have definitely been a violation of the 10th Amendment!).

In the end, Manchin and Sinema have double-handedly ended Joe Biden’s wishes to make sure that Democrats are always elected, and that he would have free reign to spend as much money as he wanted on Democrat social programs, which would have thrown America into financial ruin, by not allowing either of the two voting acts, nor the earlier defeated Build Back Better act from being passed.

So, as Congress heads into an election year, the overall strategy of slamming as many pro-Democrat bills through Congress as possible before this November’s elections, in which everybody and their brother has basically conceded that the Republicans will take over the House and Senate are dead. Without 60 votes in the Senate, there can be none of the bill slamming that they had thought up. And without a change to the filibuster rules that make it mandatory to have 60 votes to pass anything but “budget reconciliation bills”, which be passed with only 51 votes, nothing short of budget bills will be passed. Now, both houses of Congress can start preparing for the election this fall.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!