Hypocrisy update March 28, 2021:
#89: Democrats deny people of color the right to buy a gun
Joe Biden hates the idea of asking voters to prove who they are to show they are eligible to vote. I think we all know why. Suffice it to say it has nothing to do with his claim that voting is the “foundation of American democracy.”137
Voting is the foundation of Democrat Party power. Biden knows it. It doesn’t matter where the votes come from as long as they produce a win:
And if anyone ever doubted that voting matters, Georgia just proved that it did. If anyone ever wondered if one vote can make a difference, Georgia proved it 11,779 times. And if anyone ever wondered if voting can change a country, Georgia just proved that.138
The day that Biden signed his “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting,” President Harris declared:
Today, poll taxes have been traded for long voting lines. Property ownership restrictions for purges of voter rolls. Literacy tests for voter ID laws. Voter registration restrictions. Mail-in voting limitations. Cuts to early voting. Precinct closures. Gerrymandering.
It’s all voter suppression by any other name.139
Democrats are terrified of verifying their supporters’ eligibility to vote. At least Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had the honesty to lay their cards on the table:
As the country engages in a national conversation about combatting racial inequality, it is clear that the U.S. voting system is plagued by systemic racism.140
So if voter ID laws to stop vote fraud are racist, how about laws that require people to produce ID and submit to a background check when they exercise their constitutional right to purchase a gun?
Are white supremacists the only ones who buy guns?
In the same breath that Democrats insist we ban ID to protect the right to vote they demand enhanced background checks to purchase a firearm. Assuming that people of color also purchase firearms, is this racist? It sure sounds like it is.
Congressman Rick Larsen proposed the America Votes Act because:
Restrictive voter identification laws perpetuate systemic disenfranchisement of certain populations in the United States.141
Larsen also cosponsored H.R. 8 which calls for enhanced background checks that include the “certain populations” that can’t produce identification to prove they are eligible to vote.
If Republicans proposed this it would be a racist denial of the constitutional right to buy a gun, but this comes from Democrats who are determined to strip away another constitutional freedom from law-abiding Americans. No hypocrisy and no racism here, folks. We’re just protecting America’s democracy.
Hypocrisy update March 29, 2021:
#90: who is running the internment camps now, Joe?
You have seen the pictures. They are appalling. Illegals packed into cages. Children crammed together like so many sardines in a can.
When Trump was in charge Democrats including Biden’s new HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra accused him of setting up “child internment camps in America.” 142
They made certain we linked Trump’s illegal immigrant containment policies to what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII without making any distinction between American citizens and illegal immigrants.143 This was a tremendous affront to Japanese American citizens, but since Democrats are incapable of being insensitive no one bothered to point this out.
Looking at the pictures of humane Democrat Party immigration policy it sure looks like Biden and Harris are running internment camps. Jen Psaki’s efforts to hang Biden’s immigrant incarceration policies on Trump are more tiring every time we hear them:
We are also in a circumstance where we are digging out of a broken system over the past four years — not just the inhumane policies, but the fact that there were never efforts put in place to look for and seek shelters where these children could be safely and humanely housed. 144
Apparently those efforts aren’t in place now, either. That’s why the Biden administration is doing everything in its power to make sure we don’t get a good look at Joe’s internment camps. With the surge in media coverage about anti-Asian hate it would be a tragedy if Americans started making the same analogy Democrats made when Donald Trump was president.
Hypocrisy update April 1, 2021:
#91: Biden’s ship of fools wants to raise corporate taxes to create American jobs
Joe Biden celebrated April Fools’ Day on the wrong day. It’s not March 31, the day he chose to roll out his American Jobs Plan.
Democrats are fools if they think their newest plan for spending too much money is going to bring us to where we were when Donald Trump was in office:
We’re going to raise it back to — up to 28 percent.
No one should be able to complain about that. It’s still lower than what that rate was between World War Two and 2017. Just doing that one thing will generate $1 trillion in additional revenue over 15 years.145
That’s $1 trillion more for Democrats to spend as recklessly as they spent with the American Rescue Plan.
Honest and fiscally responsible lies
Biden calls his plan honest and fiscally responsible.146 We could use a little honesty from this administration. You won’t find it in his American Jobs Plan and especially not in his claim “It’s about infrastructure.”147
Infrastructure is the excuse, not the reason.
One thing Biden said yesterday contained a shred of truth:
I’m a union guy. I support unions. Unions built the middle class. It’s about time they start to get a piece of the action.148
We know Biden’s a union guy. He will do everything in his power to throw money at failing unions who own a large piece of his presidency. The rest of his statement is completely false. The years of historic job growth, low unemployment, and declining union membership prove it.
This morning Democrats are falling over themselves backing another plan to spend too much of our money on themselves. When the numbers are broken down the lie about infrastructure will be glaring, our money will be gone, and Biden will move on to the next massive spending bill.
We’ll let Biden close this with three more lies from yesterday’s speech:
So, here’s what I’d do. I start with one rule: No one — let me say it again — no one making under $400,000 will see their federal taxes go up. Period. This is not about penalizing anyone. I have nothing against millionaires and billionaires. I believe American — in American capitalism. I want everyone to do well.149
Lie 1: anyone making under $400,000 won’t see their taxes go up
To be entirely fair this is not strictly a lie but it’s not the truth, either. Everyone will pay more if you whack corporations with a tax increase while Biden’s CDC’s warns about “impending doom” from this economically devastating pandemic.
Does it really matter whether you pay more at the pump, the store, or on your 1040?
Lie 2: this is not about penalizing anyone
This is all about penalizing corporations. Threatening to punish corporations was the primary Democrat rallying cry until lawmakers found more fertile ground in racism.
Lie 3: Biden believes in American capitalism
It doesn’t matter what Biden thinks he believes. Socialism put him in office and socialism is what he’s pushing.
Lie 4: Everyone?
When he says “everyone” he doesn’t mean you. He means everyone in his party.
At the end of his speech the president once again failed to say God Bless America. Considering what he has planned I wouldn’t have said it, either.
Hypocrisy Update April 8, 2021:
#92: in Illinois equity and equitable don’t mean fair and impartial
Who gets protected from COVID-19 last? That’s an equity decision.
Equity decides who gets protected from COVID-19 last in a Democrat-run nation where equality is no longer a value. Illinois boasts its “Equity-centric Vaccination Approach” because of “longstanding disparities in healthcare system access and delivery.”150 The state legislature, governor’s office, and city of Chicago are infested by Democrats, so punishing residents because of healthcare disparities their party designed is hypocritical at best.
One way the state makes up for what Democrats have done is to deny vaccines in the most populous counties to people who are not quite 65 years of age who aren’t classified as essential workers, don’t have health issues, don’t smoke, and aren’t obese. Presumably this will change on April 12 when the gates open wide and lifesaving vaccines are available to the state residents who weren’t worth saving until political priorities were taken care of.
Five days after Biden became president Illinois greenlighted shots for front line essential workers, prison inmates, and those over 65 years of age. Schools were still shut down, mind you, but teachers and school staff in this union-dominated state got their shots. Illegal immigrants were never excluded and many surely fell into Pritzker’s front line essential worker category which, as NBC News reports, includes a disproportionate share of people of color. 151
People with serious medical conditions did not qualify until one month later.
Since then those 60-64 years of age who are not deemed essential and have no health issues are still excluded in the state’s most populous counties. That will change at noon tomorrow, but how much sense did it make to place young workers at the front of the line?
Illinois pushed vaccine equity at the expense of people at higher risk for dying. According to the CDC, compared to a 5-17 years old reference group those in the 50-64 age group have a 25x risk of hospitalization and a 440x risk of death compared to those 18-29 who have a 6x risk of hospitalization and 10x risk of death. Those in the 30-39 age groups have a 10x and 45x risk of hospitalization and death, respectively.152
Earlier in the vaccine rollout the City of Chicago boasted:
Half of vaccine administered in the most recent week went to Black or Latinx Chicagoans.153
Cook County also backed its equitable protection, noting:
There is a well-deserved distrust in government and health care systems because of historically racist practices.154
There was no admission of unequal treatment:
We are committed to an equitable distribution of the vaccine with an emphasis on communities that have been most dramatically impacted by COVID to help allow all of our Cook County residents to return to normal life as soon as possible,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.155
That’s “equitable,” not “equal.”
It doesn’t make any sense that emphasizing certain communities or racial and ethnic groups helps all residents return to normal lives. It only helps those who are vaccinated. I still don’t qualify even though I passed age 60 a few years ago and am a full-time caregiver to an elderly parent who finally got her second shot in March and is now just as protected as state prison inmates and illegal immigrant workers.
That’s how equity works. It’s not fair. It’s not equitable. It doesn’t even make sense, but it’s good, old-fashioned Democrat Party politics in a state where Democrats are what matters most no matter what they tell us.
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