Hypocrisy Update April 27, 2021:
#97: Biden defends workers from unsafe conditions but forgets one thing
The president just issued a proclamation in honor of “Workers Memorial Day, 2021.”175 This bit of nonsense was a cynical attempt by Biden to leverage workplace injuries to push for greater union membership with the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021.
Meanwhile, the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve get this:
And not only is — but we also have an awful lot of things we have to deal with, not — when it — when it comes to police, when it comes to advancing equality, economic opportunity.176
I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean either, but I’m guessing it wasn’t an endorsement. Neither was Biden’s recent advocacy of:
Legislation to tackle systemic misconduct in police departments, to restore trust between law enforcement and the people that are entrusted to serve and protect.177
Systemic misconduct? That’s a pretty big leap from the Chauvin trial and handful of police-involved incidents that include the Ohio officer who saved a girl’s life from an attacker wielding a knife and was thanked for his heroism by LeBron James’ threatening “You’re Next” Tweet.
When the president talks of trust between law enforcement and the people I’m assuming he’s not referring to the police trusting they won’t be killed by the person they just pulled over for a routine traffic stop. He’s probably not including police who also have to trust that society won’t destroy their lives, careers, and take away their freedom for any use of force against a person of color regardless of the circumstances. He didn’t mention the suffering of families and colleagues of dedicated officers killed violently while doing their job who have to listen to the hatred vented against law enforcement by politicians and activists.
No, this was about unsafe working conditions for prospective union members who could put a little more money in the pockets of failing private sector unions.
Did Joe’s handlers forget to tell him that lots of police officers belong to unions, too?
Hypocrisy Update May 8, 2021:
#98: how can a disappointing April jobs report be good? Here’s how.
Take 1: Pelosi feigns disappointment
Nancy Pelosi called it disappointing:
The disappointing April jobs report highlights the urgent need to pass President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans. We need to take bold action to Build Back Better from this crisis by investing in our nation, our workers and our families.178
For once the speaker should give Democrats more credit. This isn’t a disappointing jobs report. Pelosi and her party want to spend and spend big. This is exactly what they need, especially now that earmarks are back and they can share our money with the folks back home any way they please.
Take 2: Psaki wishes Americans a Happy Jobs Day
Jen Psaki wished Americans a happy “Jobs Day.” She fell back on Clinton-era dinosaur Janet Yellen’s bland platitudes to explain what happened. In line with the administration’s speak no evil, anti-transparency policy, Psaki was careful to let the press know she would moderate the back and forth:
She can take a couple of questions. As always, I will be the bad cop. And again, thank you, Secretary Yellen, for joining us.179
Yellen gave us an entirely different take on the April numbers.
The 266,000 jobs added in April represent continued progress. We’ve added an average of over half a million jobs during the past three months.180
She told us to look at the big picture:
We should also be encouraged by the ongoing expansion of the labor force. It’s a promising sign of our economy winning out over the pandemic.181
It’s really pretty good, says Yellen:
Indeed, we’ve made remarkable progress.182
Take 3: Walorski calls it terrible
From the other side of the fence Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski also called the report disappointing. She said what most of us figured out the moment we heard the news:
This terrible jobs report is an unmistakable sign the Biden-Pelosi agenda is doing more harm than good.183
Are these 266,000 jobs disappointing, remarkable progress, or terrible?
Who is right? Nancy Pelosi. Who else? The speaker correctly interpreted the jobs numbers. She also wins this week’s hypocrisy award because this wasn’t disappointing news by a long shot. It was a great jobs report for Democrats. The more Americans suffer the more they will spend and the more they spend the more we will suffer. Isn’t suffering and spending what government is all about?
Hypocrisy Update May 24, 2021:
#99: Speaker Pelosi’s hypocrisy is so outrageous even she should be ashamed
Nancy Pelosi hit new heights of liberal government hypocrisy on the floor of the House of Representatives while she arguing for her party’s newest terrible idea. She used January 6, 2021 as an excuse to pass a bill to investigate America and justified her party’s plans with praise for some of Capitol Hill’s greatest accomplishments:
Under this dome, our nation has abolished slavery, secured equal protections for all, ended a civil war, enfranchised women, established Medicare and Medicaid, voting rights, civil rights and met the needs of the American people. Under this dome, schoolchildren learn about their country’s history and what we are doing to advance their future.184
If you ask most Democrats these policy landmarks are historic American failures
Where’s the hypocrisy in these historic legislative achievements?
Democrats keep slavery fresh in our minds as if abolition never happened. Even Abraham Lincoln, who signed off on ending slavery, is repeatedly targeted by cancel culture extremists who would be happier if slavery still existed so they would have more to hate about our country.
Equal protection? Pelosi’s party leverages claims of systemic racism, xenophobia, and police brutality to argue that equal protection doesn’t exist.
We’re told that Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act are inadequate and discriminatory. Democrats promised that the ACA would eliminate racial disparities in health care and yet they use racial differences in COVID deaths to blame the system they designed and argue for a government- controlled, single payer system.
If voting rights are an accomplishment then we have no reason to pass H.R. 1 to guarantee voting rights.
Last but far from least, when Pelosi talks about schoolchildren learning about our history does she mean the history taught by critical race theory? When she speaks of what her party is doing to advance America’s future does she mean the litany of anti-American legislation based on the premise that our nation is a terrible place for everyone who isn’t a white male?
The historical figures she mentions are all targeted for cancellation:
Under this dome, schoolchildren learn about their country’s history and what we are doing to advance their future. They come here. They see us honor those who have contributed to the success of our country: Washington, Lincoln, so many, Jefferson, et cetera, but they know that our Founders, those patriots, wanted us to be working for a better future, as we honor our history.185
How does America under Democratic rule honor our history? We tear down monuments. We cancel positive images of historical icons and remove their names from buildings. We alter schoolbooks to align with woke extremism. We teach our children that America is founded on racism. We push a vision of a country populated by conservative domestic terrorists determined to destroy everything good that the Democrat Party has done and is still planning for America.
Pelosi is a hypocrite par excellence, but at least she deserves credit for taking a position most Americans would be ashamed to even think about.
Hypocrisy Update Memorial Day 2021:
#100: Biden tells us to remember
Memories are about the past. When President Biden made his Memorial Day remarks yesterday in New Castle, Delaware he talked the usual talk we hear from politicians on this day of remembrance:
Because as a nation, we must always remember — always remember. We must remember the price that was paid for our liberties. We must remember the debt we owe those who have paid it, and the families left behind.186
The difference this time is that there is nothing usual about what’s going on in America. We’re not repaying the debt by making our country a better place. We’re honoring those who died defending the idea of America by ending that idea altogether.
Despite her role in presiding over the end of America, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered lip service to those honored on Memorial Day in a “Dear Colleague” message to fellow Democrats:
On this solemn day of remembrance, let us honor all of our selfless servicemembers by building a future worthy of their sacrifice, with liberty and justice for all.187
Paying lip service to the past doesn’t alter the present. Time changes everything. In better times we focused on all the good in America. Now it’s all about the bad and how we can leverage the dark moments in our history to secure the future for the far left ideologues in charge. If you came to America as an outsider knowing nothing about our history and people and only listened to the vitriol spewed by Pelosi’s party and the mass media you would dash for the nearest exit and never look back.
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s America is not the America the people we honor today knew, but their sacrifice is in the past. They gave us an opportunity and a chance to make America an even better place, not a borderless nation where our leaders tell us the greatest risk to America is Americans who disagree with the party in charge.
Biden concluded his remarks on a hopeful note:
And so I hope — I hope that the nation comes together. We’re not Democrats or Republicans today. We’re Americans.188
Hope accomplishes nothing. Tomorrow Biden and his party will go back to dividing the country and proving that whether we are Democrats or Republicans is the only thing that matters. Words and deeds speak for themselves and in Biden’s America we are no longer Americans.
Hypocrisy Update June 18, 2021:
#101: Democrats applaud SCOTUS Obamacare decision despite massive black and brown COVID deaths
As expected Democrats cheered the Supreme Court’s latest pro-Obamacare decision. House Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) used the occasion to reinforce the Republican-Democrat battle lines:
This continued fight displays a clear contrast in terms of what we as House Democrats are about and what Republicans are about. Republicans champion policies for the wealthy, the well-off and corporations. Democrats fight for working families, middle-class folks, senior citizens, the poor, the sick and the afflicted. Republicans believe health care is a privilege. Democrats believe health care is a right for all.189
What happened to the poor, the sick and the afflicted, Rep. Jeffries?
The only race pot Democrats recognize is the one they stir to attack others. They blamed Donald Trump for the massive COVID deaths in black and brown communities and would no doubt accuse Republicans of health care racism if the Affordable Care Act was a GOP bill. Fortunately, Obamacare is all about Democrats so they can happily ignore their responsibility for the consequences of a system they designed with promises to erase America’s health care disparities.
As the pandemic began to explode the Illinois congressional delegation warned:
The situation in Chicago is further concerning, with black communities bearing the burden of 64 percent of total deaths, despite comprising only about 30 percent of the city’s population. Today, black Chicagoans are dying from coronavirus at nearly five times the rate of their white counterparts.190
These deaths are on Democrat hands but party members persisted, ignored their role, and deflected the blame by throwing the race card:
Current racial disparities in COVID-19 data are reflective of deeply entrenched patterns of historical inequalities in health outcomes,” the members wrote in a letter to [Trump HHS] Secretary Azar.191
The families of black and brown Americans dead from COVID-19 aren’t going to get a heartfelt mea culpa from Democrats. Instead, they will hear attacks on Republicans and promises to spend lots of money to make things better. Too bad not making things better is what keeps Democrats afloat.
Now that the pandemic is waning perhaps the Illinois congressional delegation will address the other problem that’s killing black and brown people right and left in Democrat-run Chicago: bullets entering innocent bodies because crime in this liberal city is out of control.
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Boy, Civil Candor you sure called it the way it is. All screwed up! It is hard to see how supposedly intelligent men and women can destroy a country without even trying. All the President and Congress has to do is disagree with each other, pass some stupid legislation and then tell the taxpayers that it is all for their own good and that of the country. Talk about the rise and fall of a country, the US under this administration, will beat all previous records in getting the job done quickly..
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Supposedly intelligent …