Hypocrisy Update August 19, 2021:
#109: Pritzker attends visitation for slain police officer Ella French
If I was a Democrat and especially a bigwig like Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker I’d be too ashamed and embarrassed to show up at a visitation for a slain police officer. I’d think about the no cash bail law I signed not too long ago. I’d think about my party’s anti-police narrative. I might even consider the urban battleground that Democrat-controlled Chicago has become, a city so besieged by criminals and violence that even the expressways surrounding it are no longer safe.
Perhaps these kinds of conscience-devouring thoughts are why I could never be a Democrat. Pritzker is, though. Whatever ails Illinois will never be his fault any more than the sad state of affairs in Chicago will be the fault of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. They know the jargon to spew to the public. They are insulated from the bloodshed. Pritzker certainly has no familiarity with what it means to risk your life for the salary Officer French made. He does know how these appearances work. Make a few scripted comments if anyone is listening. Look sympathetic. Hope you get the deceased’s name right.
As much as Democrats like to point their finger at Republicans for being in the same party as Donald Trump, Pritzker is a leader in the party of defund the police. Showing his face at a police officer’s visitation is the height of hypocrisy. Democrats’ anti-police narrative tells the nation that the police are brutal, racist thugs and opens the door for an open season on cops just like Illinois’ no cash bail bill means an open season on law-abiding residents.
Hypocrisy Update August 27, 2021:
#110: Democrats still silent on Biden’s 25th Amendment incapacity
What Americans and the world witnessed yesterday was a prima facie example of why we have a 25th Amendment. During his afternoon appearance following the deaths of 13 Americans and an untold number of Afghans President Biden seemed stupefied and was obviously struggling to get his words out. The president was correct. It was a very bad day. Bad days are when we need presidential leadership more than ever. We don’t have it.
No leadership from Biden, but plenty of reasons to be fearful
Not only do Americans not have the leadership we need during this crisis created by a stumbling White House, we have every reason to be fearful of what is wrong with our president and what this might mean for the security of our nation. By all appearances President Biden is clearly “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Pelosi: four physicians and four psychiatrists to judge Trump
All Donald Trump had to do was get up in the morning and he faced cries for his removal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the “unable to discharge” language in October 2020 when she demanded the 25th Amendment be used against a clearly competent president. She joined Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to establish a “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office.” The anti-Trump duo suggested members of Congress choose four physicians and four psychiatrists to get the job done.213
That didn’t happen. Trump was clearly on top of his game.
Pelosi again demanded that we apply the 25th amendment after the January 6, 2021 riot because of Trump’s alleged “unspeakable assault on our nation and our people.”214 She tried to impeach him twice and would probably do it again if private citizens could be impeached.
Cawthorn letter demands Democrats invoke 25th Amendment
Yesterday Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris and members of Biden’s Cabinet requesting that they invoke the 25th Amendment:
When I look to our commander in Chief, I do not see someone who maliciously makes poor decisions. And yet, today we witnessed devastating, heartbreaking American carnage as a direct result of his inept and incompetent actions.215
Will this go anywhere? Will Biden be removed by the 25th Amendment? Absolutely not. Democrats will turn Afghanistan into a victory over terrorism. They will turn the 13 U.S. casualties into heroes which they are, but they will do it falsely to make themselves look good with no admission whatsoever that the reason these Americans died was an incompetent president in the White House.
America’s survival should not rely on partisan politics. History will judge the Democrat Party harshly for not invoking the 25th Amendment and removing Biden from office now. Of course, that leaves us with President Kamala Harris and the consequences of another dangerous Democrat Party decision.
Biden never says it, but I will. God bless the United States of America. With Joe Biden still at the helm we need that blessing now more than ever.
Hypocrisy Update August 27, 2021:
#111: was Ashli Babbitt a victim of racism, Trump hatred, or both?
Now that the story of Ashli Babbitt’s killing by Capitol Police is out we can see very clearly the hypocrisy behind Democrats’ attacks on the police.
In a just world use of force by the police is about right and wrong and protecting the public and the police. In Democrat Land the dividing line between right and wrong is skin color. Nothing hammers that point home better than the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.
Last night I listened to a local news report about the Capitol officer who was cleared for killing “a rioter.” This dehumanizing phrase was tossed out several times before Babbitt’s name was mentioned. Various news outlets including CNN refer to Babbitt as a “pro-Trump rioter.”216 Can you imagine the media or any Democrat referring to George Floyd as a criminal suspect?
Babbitt was a real, live, breathing person. Turning her into a thing makes it a lot easier to accept the hypocrisy implicit in forgiving her killing.
You probably know where I’m headed with this. The narrative in the wake of the George Floyd killing became so extreme that there is never justification for a police officer to use force against a non-white offender. Even when use of force is unavoidable riots break out, stores are looted, fires start, and the unfortunate officer is pilloried by attention-seeking activist politicians, the media, and the court of public opinion long before the facts are revealed.
The police did not have a policy to shoot looters, rioters, or arsonists last summer. They were reined in by liberal public officials wringing their hands over slavery while their cities burned.
What happened on January 6 was different. Granted, Babbitt should not have been where she was but she was unarmed. How many times have you heard the phrase “unarmed black man” since George Floyd’s killing?
Babbitt was an unarmed white woman. All Democrats unconditionally agree that shooting unarmed Americans is fundamentally wrong and deserving of punishment if the victim has some political value. That usually means not being white.
Unfortunately, Ashli Babbitt was a “pro-Trump rioter.” That entitles her to nothing from the left but derision and hypocrisy from Democrats ready to pounce on the next police-involved shooting of an unarmed person of color.
Hypocrisy Update August 28, 2021:
#112: Biden and Pelosi commemorate Women’s Equality Day and forget one very important thing
How do you mock Women’s Equality Day? You pat yourself on the back for advancing women’s equality while you hope no one will mention what you just did to doom millions of women and girls who can now forget about equality and start worrying about staying alive.
Anecdotal accounts poured in of the Taliban’s attacks on women and girls while President Biden and House Speaker Pelosi commemorated Women’s Equality Day by insisting we protect voting rights by not protecting them.
Women in Afghanistan don’t have to concern themselves with voting rights thanks to Biden’s disastrous U.S. withdrawal.
During Pelosi’s public appearance on Thursday we heard about “the pride we take in Vice President Harris, that’s for sure” and “the Biden agenda for women.”217
We also heard from the White House:
I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate and continue to build on our country’s progress towards gender equality, and to defend and strengthen the right to vote.218
There was not a single word about the millions of Afghan women and girls under Taliban control. It’s not America’s responsibility to protect these women in perpetuity, but Biden’s abrupt withdrawal and his massive gift of the American military hardware left behind will add to the bloodshed to come.
The president abruptly cancelled much of Donald Trump’s legacy in favor of his own damaging policies while choosing to blame Trump for what went wrong when he pulled out our troops. For Biden to shift the blame after he put so many women and girls in harm’s way while calling on the U.S. to strengthen gender equality stinks of narrative hypocrisy and the White House’s continuing refusal to accept any responsibility for the consequences of Biden’s actions.
The president chose the coward’s way out and blamed Trump for what has happened instead of standing up straight and explaining to the nation why he didn’t do more to make sure women and girls were protected despite our withdrawal. Biden is the command-in-chief. He has already proved he can and will do whatever he wants.
Unfortunately for Afghan women and girls “whatever he wants means not doing anything. Biden didn’t even mention Afghanistan on Women’s Equality Day. Neither did Nancy Pelosi. Perhaps that was wise. They used the occasion to misrepresent voting rights in America. No need to add another layer of lies to further mock women’s rights.
Hypocrisy Update August 31, 2021:
#113: proclaiming Overdose Awareness Week while illegals and fentanyl flow across our border
The president has been signing proclamation after proclamation lately, as if taking a position on something equates to action. It doesn’t. Nowhere is this more obvious than Biden’s recent “Proclamation on Overdose Awareness Week, 2021:”
During Overdose Awareness Week, we recommit to taking bold actions to prevent overdoses and related deaths, and enhance our support for individuals with substance use disorders.219
“Recommit to taking bold actions” probably sounded clever to White House media hacks, but what does it really mean? According to Customs and Border Protection it means this:
Despite the slight drop for February, CBP is seeing a drastic increase in fentanyl seizures this fiscal year – more than 360 percent higher than this same time last year. For all Fiscal Year 2020, CBP intercepted more than 4,700 pounds. Just five months into this year, CBP has seized nearly 5,000 pounds. 220
That was from CBP’s February 2021 Operational Update. A few months later the situation didn’t sound much improved:
CBP continues to see a surge in fentanyl seizures; seizures in Fiscal Year 2021 through June are 78 percent higher than all of Fiscal Year 2020.221
What’s the difference between 2020 and 2021? Joe Biden.
A July 27, 2021 Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs hearing discussed what Biden’s border policies brought to the U.S.:
Senator Portman highlighted that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are overwhelmed by the surge of migrants at our southern border as well as the record amounts of illicit deadly drugs, like fentanyl, coming across the border and into the United States.222
The proclamation announcement hit all the right notes. The president even included “racial disparities in responding to the overdose epidemic.” The sorry truth is the choice comes down to whether we slow the rush of illegals to staunch the influx of lethal drugs or make empty promises about stopping the overdose epidemic. We already know which one Biden chose.
Hypocrisy Update September 3, 2021:
#114: Biden voters got what they asked for, so why the low approval?
What stands out about President Biden’s historically awful approval rating is not how low it is, but the blatant hypocrisy behind the number of disapproving Americans who must also have voted for him.
So why is the president’s overall approval rating hovering just over 40%? Have Biden voters already lost faith in just eight months?
What happened in Afghanistan, what’s happening at the border, and what’s about to happen to our economy if the president does what he promised during the election is what Biden voters asked for. They got what they wanted. Biden delivered. It doesn’t require a woke political scientist to figure out that a Biden presidency was a catastrophe waiting to happen. If you voted for Joe, rest assured that more of the same is on the way.
So I’ll ask again. Why such a low approval, Biden voters? Did you make a big mistake?
Hypocrisy Update September 5, 2021:
#115: Opposing anti-Semitism while your party gives it safe harbor
Joe Biden spoke out against anti-Semitism in today’s Rosh Hashanah commemoration. He insisted that America’s to-do list includes:
To give hate no safe harbor, and speak out with clarity and conviction against antisemitism wherever and however it manifests.224
Did no one tell the president that anti-Semitism is alive and well within his own party and has been for quite some time with no action from Democrats who refuse to punish the same behavior in their ranks that they condemn in the harshest terms when it comes from anyone who isn’t a Democrat?
In June Republican lawmakers introduced a censure resolution to address anti-Semitic remarks from Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA):
Last week, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar compared the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban,” said Rep. Tenney. “Sadly, this is not out of character for ‘The Squad,’ who have made a habit of trafficking in anti-Semitic rhetoric. Their actions have been completely unchecked by Democratic leadership in the House, even as vile attacks against Jewish Americans are rising.225
15 pages of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks supported their resolution. 24 House Republicans cosponsored the effort. Not a single Democrat stepped up.
2019 H. Res. 241 fared no better with no Democrats agreeing to cosponsor language condemning anti-Semitic remarks made by Rep. Omar.
This is not to say that Democrats were silent. They issued weak press releases as if their empty words were the same thing as dealing with their anti-Semitism problem. In February 2019 Adam Schiff (D-CA) said this of repeat offender Omar’s anti-Semitic comments:
It may not be acceptable, but it’s certainly tolerated by Democrats. Biden talks about no safe harbor for hate. Anti-Semitism found that safe harbor within his own party.
Hypocrisy Update September 11 2021:
#116: far left Democrats are hypocrites who have no right to commemorate September 11
The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of September 11 is about an attack by Islamic terrorists that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. It is not about Islamophobia or hate crimes. It’s not about punishment for our imperialist behavior. Nothing justifies what happened on that day. So why are the media and left wing politicians choosing to honor the victims and survivors of 9/11 by rubbing America’s nose in their hypocritical propaganda about hate in America?
The media and far-left politicians are using September 11 to further their narrative that racial and ethnic hate are flourishing in the U.S., as if terrorists murdering thousands was somehow lessened because of bad behavior on the part of America.
Democrats speak of post-9/11 Islamophobia as if the opportunity to tarnish our respect for that day 20 years ago was just too good to let slip by.
Sadly, there were attacks on people who looked Middle Eastern, wore turban or hijabs or tradition clothing. A cab driver was severely assaulted. Women expressed being fearful of taking their children to school. 227
The media was there to back them up. I have yet to hear a mainstream news story that didn’t quickly segue from the terror attack to anti-Muslim hate.
Democrats blame Americans for hate every day of the year. This was one day they could have given it a rest.
By far the most hate-ridden, hypocritical gesture was a congressional resolution announced on September 10, 2021 by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ilhan “some people did something” Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Judy Chu (D-CA):
The resolution puts forward a series of recommendations to support those affected by the hateful profiling and targeting that has occurred during the 20 years since the September 11 attack. 228
It’s beyond reprehensible that these four congresswomen would choose the day before the September 11 anniversary to issue their propaganda piece. They condemn America for a “climate of hate”.229 after 9/11 despite Tlaib and Omar’s history of anti-Semitic remarks that were met with tacit acceptance by members of their party.
We are importing an untold number of Afghan nationals who are Muslim. They will be supported by U.S. taxpayers whose non-hateful generosity will never be acknowledged by the far left. Instead, Democrats will find every anecdotal account of bad treatment towards these refugees that they can find to feed their narrative of what a hateful place our country is. Don’t believe a word of it. This is about the far left politics of divisiveness and discord. What’s is important about September 11 is how we came together after the terror attacks and still support those afflicted by the aftermath. We honor this day because of American greatness, not because we need to atone to Democrats who stake their claim to America being a refuge for hate that no one who isn’t wealthy and white would ever want to live in.
Hypocrisy Update September 15, 2021:
#117: declaring Mexico and Central America major drug producing countries
The August 31, 2021 update explored the hypocrisy behind Joe Biden’s National Overdose Awareness Week proclamation. We can never have enough government hypocrisy, so the president pushed the envelope even further:
I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.230
Many of the countries on his list are also major illegal immigrant-producing countries. The White House tends to ignore or lie about whatever truths makes it look bad, so don’t expect administration officials to make any connection between Biden policies, drugs, and illegals.
Lucky for us Kamala Harris is on the job. Our vice president has already announced $310 million more in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras for “humanitarian relief and to address food insecurity.”231
Sounds like the drug traffickers are keeping the profits all to themselves. That’s too bad, since business seems to be booming. Perhaps we can persuade them to be more generous as a condition of more U.S. financial support. We negotiated with the “professional” Taliban, so I don’t think anything is off the table.
Hypocrisy Update September 17, 2021:
#118: First Amendment protest defiles our nation’s purpose.
It’s funny how arson and looting are peaceful protest, but exercising our First Amendment rights during Constitution Week are an “attempt to defile our national purpose.”232
That was part of the message House Speaker Pelosi sent to her colleagues as she spread fear about the planned September 18, 2021 “Justice for J6 Rally.” As per usual she gave far too much lip service to a Constitution her remarks show she has little respect for. She mentioned Constitution Day and then made it very clear how she feels about the First Amendment and tomorrow’s rally:
At the same time, there is a wish by some to continue the assault on the U.S. Capitol with misinformation and malice.233
If exercising the right to peacefully protest is “misinformation and malice,” where does that leave our democracy?
According to the speaker it leaves us with this week’s national purpose: reconciliation. Strong-arming socialism and amnesty for illegals is the only option Democrats have to go around lawmakers and Americans who don’t think that destroying our economy and defecating on everything that made America great is a prudent way to move forward.
This is government hypocrisy of the highest order. Pelosi has cleverly traded the threat of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights with the very real threat of Democrats destroying the world’s greatest economy. I don’t know about you, but I’m backing the Constitution.
Author’s note September 19, 2021: When it was over it was, in fact, a small and peaceful First Amendment protest with a strong Democrat Party police state presence. No buildings were burned. No businesses were destroyed. No car windows were smashed. No one was injured.
Sorry, Madame Speaker. I’m sure you hoped for better news.
Hypocrisy Update September 20, 2021:
#119: border overseers with whips aren’t treating migrants in accordance with the law
By now you’ve heard the story. Border Patrol agents are using whips against helpless migrants who only want the better life U.S. taxpayers are obligated to provide. Our media leeches are gleefully sucking on this one. The border crisis reflects so terribly on their support for Joe Biden that the only refuge left is that favorite standby, America’s history of racism.
On the very same day that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas thanked the U.S. Border Patrol for its efforts during a catastrophe he dubbed “a critical migration challenge,”234 America’s left was lapping up this tasty story about immigration overseers with whips.
Jen Psaki was smart enough to not get mired down. When asked if this was an “appropriate tactic” because people were upset about the reports, she responded:
Yeah, understandably so. I — I’ve seen some of the footage. I don’t have the full context. I can’t imagine what context would make that appropriate. But I don’t have additional details.235
I can fill in that context for her in the unlikely event that media reports are accurate. Our country is being invaded. This is a desperate situation. We might as well call it warfare. The pictures of what Biden precipitated at the border are horrifying. By all appearances our government is doing nothing to stop it. Instead, lawmakers are arguing over legislation to turn illegals into citizens that will only make matters worse.
There is almost no conceivable action a Border Patrol agent could take in defense of our nation’s sovereignty that I would hold against them. They are obviously overwhelmed. No one from Washington is helping them.
Pelosi border hypocrisy x 2
Hypocrite Nancy Pelosi ignores the obvious, as if the Border Patrol is dealing with a manageable, orderly procession of foreigners with their hands out:
All migrants seeking asylum must be treated in accordance with the law and with basic decency. Any acts of aggression or violence cannot be tolerated and must be investigated.236
She conveniently disregards the fact that America’s laws are supposed to apply to everyone, even illegals and our ruling liberal elite who have a habit of ignoring their own tyrannical pandemic policies.
Pelosi’s next remark should be enough to push most Americans over the edge:
The situation facing Haitian migrants at the border is heartbreaking, and Congress will continue to closely monitor developments.237
The speaker’s press office must have been rolling on the floor when they wrote that. Monitor developments about the heartbreaking situation they created so they can do what? Make sure the numbers of refugees don’t start to decline before they can find a way to pass their amnesty bill?
Cackles Harris weighs in
The Hill reports that Vice President Harris also weighed in on the Border Patrol story, claiming that what she saw was “horrible”238 while declaring that we have a duty to “support”239 these individuals. Meanwhile, the Border Patrol agents forced to deal with this no-win scenario created by the Biden-Harris administration and the Democrat Party are about to be supported for defending our country by a withering attack from the left.
Harris might also consider donning a uniform and putting herself in the same shoes as our Border Patrol. This would test her ability to do something other than smirk, cackle, and cast blame. Is she really so arrogant that she thinks we don’t notice her failure to do anything about the border crisis except watch it get immeasurably worse for migrants, the American people and yes, our Border Patrol heroes?
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