Veterans Day 2021 Hypocrisy Update #2: Pelosi forgets Afghanistan.
Over and over we’ve heard Democrats call the Afghanistan conflict America’s longest war, as if the length of our involvement somehow excuses Biden’s disastrous exit and the lives it claimed.
The war in Afghanistan was long and costly to be sure, but it hasn’t been that long since the president decided to pull out and leave Americans behind. In her Veterans Day statement Nancy Pelosi mentioned Yorktown, Normandy, Vietnam, and the Middle East. She even mentioned “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and transgender service members, but Pelosi never mentioned Afghanistan or the men and women who served there. Not once.
She did, however, unintentionally remind us of how badly the man whose “strong leadership” she praised in her statement betrayed our nation’s obligation to our fellow Americans:
Today, and every day, let us vow to honor this sacred pledge: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we leave no veteran behind when they return home.273
That was shameless praise for Build Back Better spending, which was the real purpose behind Pelosi’s remarks. Whether or not those Biden left behind were members of the armed forces doesn’t matter. Our country doesn’t leave Americans behind, or at least we don’t until now. I suspect those serving in the military would agree, including those who served in our longest war and didn’t merit the slightest nod in Pelosi’s Veterans Day commemoration.
Hypocrisy Update November 17, 2021:
#130: Democrats spend $4 billion to prevent overdose deaths they help cause
President Biden should have left well enough alone after summoning the gall in August to recognize National Overdose Awareness week. Instead, today he announced 100,000 overdose deaths from April 2020 – April 2021:
Today, new data reveal that our nation has reached a tragic milestone: more than 100,000 lives were lost to the overdose epidemic from April of last year to April of this year.274
It’s really not that tragic for Democrats or the White House. Democrats get to spend billions and the 100,000th death gave Biden a chance to pat his party on the back:
Through the American Rescue Plan, we’ve delivered nearly $4 billion to strengthen and expand services for substance use disorder and mental health.275
I’m not a substance abuse expert, but it seems to me we would be a lot better off preventing drugs that kill people from reaching the streets than spending money to treat them after they’re hooked.
If the results of our border politics are any indication, Democrats clearly disagree:
The crisis that has seen millions of people illegally trying to cross our southern border has also included a dramatic increase in the flow of illegal drugs at the border. The average amount of fentanyl seized from 2018 through 2020 was 321 pounds a month. Through the first nine months of this year, the monthly average is 830 pounds. In fiscal year 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 10,586 pounds of fentanyl at the southern border, more than double the amount seized in FY 2020.276
That’s a staggering amount of a drug as lethal as fentanyl, but Democrats and our president love social spending no matter the cost. In this case that cost is American lives. If a little extra fentanyl sneaks across the border they can shed their crocodile tears and spend even more money to fix a problem they helped make worse.
Hypocrisy Update November 20, 2021:
#131: Build Back Better pays Americans to be less healthy
When I read over a really long piece of legislation I always go to the end first. That’s where you find the dumbest provisions. Perhaps lawmakers assume we won’t read that far. With a bill as unwieldly as H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, that makes sense.
Of all the ridiculous liberal spending vehicles tucked into this bill, one of the most hypocritical pays Americans to purchase an electric bike. We spend fantastic sums on health care and know for a fact that being overweight or obese is not good for us. The CDC’s most recent estimate is that 42.5% of adults are obese and nearly three-quarters are overweight. The problem is even worse among non-Hispanic Black adults (49.6% obesity) and Hispanic adults (44.8% obesity).277 The
Enter Build Back Better’s Sec. 36E, electric bicycle tax credits
For those with sizeable incomes who don’t want to pedal:
There shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year an amount equal to 15 percent of the cost of each qualified electric bicycle placed in service by the taxpayer during such taxable year.
There is a cap of $8,000 on the sale price of an electric bike. That sounds like a lot of money, considering they aren’t terribly useful in the winter or during a thunderstorm. I found electric bikes online for $10,000 and more, which pushes this seasonally useful vehicle beyond used car territory.
The bill doesn’t say whether these bikes will be subject to the socialist national mileage tax the infrastructure bill will study. Considering Democrats’ obsession with equity it seems rather hypocritical that (1) they are encouraging Americans to buy bicycles that won’t make them healthier, and (2) these E-bikes are out of reach of many living in the underserved communities that much of this legislation focuses on. Perhaps that’s a good thing. “Health” appears 725 times in H.R. 5376, so if it’s such a priority why are Democrats giving tax credits to couples making $150,000 annually to be less healthy?
Hypocrisy Update November 24, 2021:
#132: Democrats, where is your outrage about the Waukesha massacre?
Democrats weren’t shy about imposing their racial narrative after the tragic Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) referred to what happened as “racist terrorism.”278 Don Beyer (D-VA) called the act of driving a car into a crowd an act of domestic terrorism.279
The word “terrorism” is tossed about freely when Democrat Party hacks see an opportunity to arouse their base. Even parents who advocate for their kids at school board meetings risk wearing this moniker thanks to Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
No one who is not on the left is surprised at the lack of outrage from Democrats after what happened in Waukesha, Wisconsin last weekend. We haven’t heard the word “terror” or “terrorist” or “terrorism” despite their tendency to apply it freely whenever the opportunity to grandstand beckons.
Would I call this tragedy a terrorist incident? I’m not part of our criminal justice system or even a lawyer and while I have my opinion, it does the public no service to stir the pot for my own gratification. I’ll leave that up to politicians like Beyer and Jayapal. Suffice it to say if the details of the incident were reversed Democrats would have plenty to say and the nation would be on fire. Their silence now is the height of hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy Update December 3, 2021:
#133: Biden boasts jobs and unity but still wants to Build Back Better
There are less than 100 words in yesterday’s presidential statement on the new unemployment claims numbers. It was more than enough for Biden to contradict his demands that we fund his plan for a socialist-leaning economy. The president boasted:
America’s jobs recovery is strong, and our COVID strategy is allowing millions of workers to find and keep jobs.280
That’s great news that contradicts the need for massive spending to create jobs unless we’re preparing to bail out the workers who will be tossed into the street if the president prevails over the courts with his planned vaccine mandated.
It’s obvious that the White House is desperate to create praise for this stunningly unpopular administration. Otherwise, Biden’s wouldn’t make statements like this that prove we don’t need his economic agenda:
This morning, we received additional evidence of the strength of America’s historic economic recovery and Americans getting back to work. New unemployment claims are now at a level not seen since March 7, 2020 and last week’s claims were revised down to their lowest level since 1969. 281
Joe wanted to make sure we got the message:
America’s jobs recovery is strong, and our COVID strategy is allowing millions of workers to find and keep jobs. 282
That strategy also persuaded workers to quit their jobs to avoid Biden’s needle, but no matter. With just a few words left our president lavished more praise on himself:
Today’s data underscore the historic progress we are making and the importance of building on that progress in the weeks ahead.283
By “building” I think he means spending, even though almost everything he said proves we don’t need to spend on jobs or all the Democratic Socialist accountrements that accompany his scheme.
Later in the day Biden got in front of the cameras to discuss his COVID strategy. He indulged more tiresome credit-taking for the fastest economic growth in four decades. Then he threw out what has become the Big Lie of his administration, this time in service to battling COVID-19:
We have moved forward in the face of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. And we’ll move forward in the face of Omicron variant as well. And we’ll do it by keeping the faith and doing it together as the United States of America.284
He made a point to emphasize “United,” just to make sure we got that point, too, and the message that we’re all in this together.
We’re not and under Joe Biden we never will be. Trust me on that.
Hypocrisy update December 5, 2021:
#134: hypocrite Jeffries blames Republicans for being mean.
Do Democrats think we’ve forgotten their dirty tricks? Do they think we’ve forgiven them for trying to remove a constitutionally-elected president with two sham impeachment trials, the Russia collusion hoax, and constant attacks painting Donald Trump as a racist and white supremacist? The party’s vitriol still isn’t satisfied. Members obsess about Trump and continue to attack anyone who ever had any contact with him, as evidenced by Trump-hater Nancy Pelosi’s scorched earth January 6th Select Committee.
Knowing they are going to get their backsides handed to them in less than a year makes Democrats frantic to cover up the damage they wreaked on America after the 2020 election. Instead of trying to mend fences that may be too destroyed to fix, longtime congressional hypocrite Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) blames Republicans for doing what Democrats do best:
Republicans are having a complete and total meltdown. “Liar,” “clown,” “trash,” “grifter,” “nuts.” What happened to the “kindler and gentler” Republican Party? It doesn’t exist. They’re having a complete and total meltdown. Instead of focusing on the problems of the American people, they are attacking each other. It’s not a three-ring circus, it’s a four-ring malignant circus. And the so-called leader has no control over what’s happening and the American people are hurt as a result.285
Jeffries and his party like Americans and Republicans, in particular, to be kindler and gentler. It makes it easy to be abusive and steamroll over anyone who won’t agree to their demands.
Congressman Jeffries isn’t stupid, though statements like this certainly raise questions about his grip on reality. Their anger and nastiness aside, Democrats still can’t agree how far to go with Build Back Better socialism because they can’t reconcile the disputes between their far left radical socialists and run of the mill lefties. In Jeffriesspeak this is a two-ring circus.
So determined are these hacks to whitewash the truth that they say whatever pops into their empty liberal heads that might attract attention and curry favor with their base. That includes taking credit for something their party did not do:
Vice Chair Aguilar: As we mentioned last time, the last time we were here, we talked about Democrats delivering the Build Back Better Agenda. We did that. We passed our bills.286
No, Democrats did not deliver Build Back Better. The House passed its version of the bill. Build Back Better is still just the Democratic Party’s socialist pipe dream. With any luck it will go up in smoke with the rest of the radical agenda the party can’t agree on. Dirty tricks won’t fix that. Neither will blaming Republicans for what Jeffries’ press release proves Democrats are really good at even if they can’t deliver Biden’s agenda.
Hypocrisy Update December 11, 2021:
#135: authoritarian White House defends our democracy from authoritarianism
The Biden administration has strayed so far into its arrogant liberal wonderland that authoritarianism is now a vehicle for strengthening American democracy. A December 8, 2021 press release ignored the White House’s authoritarian leanings and instead boasted actions to repair a nation that was doing pretty well before Biden and his radical crew got their dictatorial mitts on it:
The Administration has also advanced a broad range of actions to repair the fabric of our democracy, from bolstering workers’ rights and unions, an essential bulwark of democratic societies, to combating domestic violent extremism.287
Unions are an essential bulwark of Democrat Party funding, but democracy? As far as violent extremism is concerned, any good Democrat will tell you that it’s only a problem for the right.
A number of decidedly non-democratic actions were left out of Biden’s press release. There was no mention of sending Merrick Garland’s DOJ to do the NEA’s bidding and pursue parents who pay for schools and wish to have a voice in their children’s
education. The White House was silent on the president’s failed authoritarian vaccine mandate. There wasn’t a word about witch hunter Nancy Pelosi’s targeting of prominent Trump administration officials as part of her January 6th Select Committee proceedings. The press release was silent on forcing Americans to accept illegals the administration dumps into their communities.
Need I go on? Biden is an autocrat and democracy is a casualty, not a priority. We can’t trust anything we hear from him and we can’t believe anyone in his administration. Just consider the first sentence of the fact sheet on the president’s efforts to restore and strengthen democracy:
From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken decisive action to restore and strengthen American democracy, from cracking down on corruption and promoting transparency to taking critical steps to ensure the federal government works for every American — no matter what they look like or where they live.288
One of his examples of fighting corruption is restoring the independence of the Department of Justice, presumably so it has more leeway to investigate Americans whose only crime is not supporting Democrat Party authoritarianism and CRT in their schools.
There is nothing remotely transparent about the “Biden-Harris” administration. How many times have you seen the back of Joe’s head as he walks away without taking questions from the press? How many times has he contradicted himself because either no one in the White House is in charge or he hasn’t been briefed on the newest lies?
Best of all, do you feel like the federal government is working for you? If you are a conservative the White House and the House and Senate majorities hate everything you represent. The “Biden-Harris Administration” would happily sew your mouth shut, reeducate your kids, and shut you down so you can never vote for Donald Trump or put any Republican in the White House if they could figure out a way to get away with it now that the House’s pro-Democrat voting rights bill is DOA at the Senate door.
Democracy is just a word the Biden White House exploits for the suckers who can be convinced that authoritarianism is a prerequisite for democracy. At this point the best thing we can do to restore and strengthen American democracy is vote Democrats out of Congress in November 2022 and throw the Biden-Harris Administration to the curb in 2024. Then we can begin to restore what America’s founders intended. Authoritarianism was not part of their plan.
Hypocrisy Update December 19, 2021:
#136: top Democrat blames the people for high prices and supply chain meltdown
How can it be that Democrats are in charge of Congress and the White House and everything bad that happens is always someone else’s fault? With Trump gone their last refuge is to blame the American people for the problems they create.
House Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) admits that Americans are struggling with high prices and inflation. Who is to blame?
Struggling with rising costs and inflationary pressures that relate to the supply chain and relate to some price gouging that is taking place by people who worship at the altar of greed in a way that is hurting consumers, hurting farmers, hurting ranchers and others.289
Leave it to the ingenuity of Americans that we have time to gouge each other while, according to the Biden White House, we are busy giving each other COVID because we’re thoughtless and selfish and won’t take orders from this president.
Jeffries admits that it’s not all our fault:
It’s a shame that instead of working with Democrats to try to address the issues confronting the American people with respect to inflation, they [Republicans] continue to fan the flames of dissension and focus on everything other than jobs, the economy and inflation.290
That said, Jeffries segued to the contempt charges against Mark Meadows and the newest Democrat racism bill. He didn’t explain what these divisive efforts have to do with jobs, the economy, and inflation, but you’ve probably guessed what his solution is to our economic woes: we need to Build Back Better by spending money we don’t have to fix problems caused in part by Democrats spending money we don’t have.
That’s how liberal economic geniuses like Jeffries think. God help us if they ever manage to “get our work done For The People.”291
Hypocrisy Update January 2, 2022:
#137: Democrats open 2022 by mixing blasphemy and hypocrisy to honor their myth about January 6th.
Now that the distraction of the holidays is over Democrats face the harsh reality of how 2022 will likely end. Unless they manage to pass their “voting rights” election fraud bill, we can welcome 2023 by washing our hands of the deranged foolishness House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indulges as her party prepares to celebrate the first anniversary of the January 6th riot:
I write to make you aware of the activities that will be held that day. The House will not be in session, but a full program of events is being planned, based on Member input. These events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and recommitment, in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayerfulness. All events will be live-streamed, so that Members can watch and participate from their districts.292
The events include what’s sure to be an embarrassing display on the steps of the Capitol:
Prayer Vigil, 5:30 p.m. ET (Center Steps, U.S. Capitol): for Members of the House and Senate to join in an observance of the day in prayer and music.293
I don’t know what prayer has to do with this. Does God approve of lying, propagandizing, and destroying America for personal gain? Democrat Party members’ solemn pronouncements speak to unspeakable arrogance and outright blasphemy:
With heavy hearts and a clear purpose, we have again been called to protect our Constitution and defend our democracy. With the eyes of the world and the presence of God upon us, we must do our solemn duty.294
Democrats did that solemn duty in 2021. The results were not good and frankly, they should hope God was looking the other way while they lied and deceived the American people.
Blasphemy in support of hypocrisy? Never stop reminding Democrats what they did in 2021.
Democrats don’t have much from 2021 to trot out to their base who, if poll numbers can be believed, are joining Republicans to wholeheartedly reject Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Charlottesville was so long ago that it’s too time-consuming to resurrect the memory, so January 6th is all they’ve got at the end of a disastrous year in politics.
Republican, on the other hand, have plenty to talk about even if we don’t include the violent urban riots party members justified during their 2020 election races. We can thank Democrats for a 2021 replete with surging crime, the explosive spread of COVID-19,* high prices, high inflation, massive illegal immigration, a shameful exit from Afghanistan, an oppressive agenda of woke stupidity, promoting teachers unions that indoctrinate our kids with CRT, targeting parents as domestic terrorists, and a legacy of disinformation and lies that will haunt them for years to come.
Did I miss anything?
Against this backdrop of abject failure and abuse of America’s trust, Pelosi & Co. expect us to sit back and watch her party invoke the name of God to protect a democracy we no longer recognize from their mythology about January 6.
There should be a very special place in hell for politicians who mix their hypocrisy with blasphemy to justify their lies and misdeeds. I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I’ve seen the inside of a church, but I still find it offensive in the extreme that these hacks fall back on God to justify the hypocrisy behind what they did to America in 2021.
*To be fair this isn’t really their fault, but since Democrats blamed Trump for COVID-19 deaths it only seems right that they share the blame for the 2021 death toll on Joe Biden’s watch.
Hypocrisy Update January 6, 2022:
#138: Democrats promote their idea of democracy under threat of violence
The anniversary of January 6, 2021 is finally here. Democrats can barely contain their glee. No one is more elated than House Speaker Pelosi, who continues her obsession with the word “democracy” as if it means something to her party.
Yesterday Pelosi posted an Associated Press interview in which she claims that “Democracy won”295 even though Donald Trump called for an insurrection.296
She concluded by saying that:
America will always prevail and that we will survive – even what we went through last year.297
Part of what she said is true. If Democrats prevail with their legislative agenda “we will survive.” Whether America will survive is another issue altogether.
The biggest threat from January 6, 2021 is how Democrats responded. They used the event to advance themselves while poisoning national morale after a terrible 2020 because they knew they could get away with it. A riot turned into a massive insurrection. America’s president was behind it. Our nation’s survival was at risk. None of it was true anymore than their Trump-Russia collusion hoax was true, but that didn’t matter. They told their base what they wanted them to believe.
American’s terrible 2020 is the problem with the Democrat Party’s narrative about January 6. At the behest of their lawmakers in Congress, the media, and radical activists Americans were subjected to a national uprising that was not only tolerated, but promoted. Violent looting became reparations. Attacks on the police were the fault of racist law enforcement. Businesses were destroyed to no great alarm from Democrats. The time had finally arrived to punish Americans for years of alleged racial injustice because of a handful of incidents politicized to arouse anger, hate, and violence.
The difference between the Democrat Party’s 2020 race riots and what happened on January 6 is that no matter what Pelosi and her ilk claim, January 6 is over and done with. All that’s left is their McCarthyesque inquisition. In contrast, another violent national uprising is always on America’s backburner, patiently waiting for an incident Democrats can politicize to mobilize the violent elements in their base. This constant threat of nationwide violence was created by Democrats and figures decisively into their vision of American democracy. It’s a lie, a fraud, and it should not be tolerated.
During remarks made yesterday, radical Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland used “democracy” seventeen times, as if it holds some special significance to a left that willfully puts the American people in danger. Garland promised:
We came to work here because we are committed to protecting our country — as our oath says — from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Together, we will continue to show the American people, by word and by deed, that these are the principles that underlie our work.298
“Our work” is like Pelosi’s “”we will survive.” It has nothing to do with mainstream Americans, some of whom live each and every day in fear because of liberal law enforcement policies that forgive violence from Democrat Party sacred cows. Democrats release violent criminals, reject the idea of American sovereignty, attack the police and most important, do everything in their considerable power to turn American against American while they prime the nation for the next event that will precipitate coast to coast riot, looting, and violence.
Garland claimed that his department would show Americans that the DOJ is committed to protecting our nation. We know what that means. The big question is who will protect the people from Biden, Garland, Pelosi, and the rest of their party?
Hypocrisy Update January 16, 2022:
#139: Biden immediately contradicts his administration and his party in statement about the Colleyville, Texas standoff.
The president issued a short statement after the Colleyville, Texas hostage crisis came to an end last night. The remarks were short on words but long on hypocrisy. In fact, it only took two sentences to contradict Biden and the Democrat Party three times:
But let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread hate—we will stand against antisemitism and against the rise of extremism in this country. That is who we are, and tonight, the men and women of law enforcement made us all proud.299
So what’s wrong with that statement?
1. Democrats only take a real stand against anti-Semitism when it doesn’t come from one of their colleagues. We’re all familiar with the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel remarks from Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). In response, Democrats give feeble lip service to condemning anti-Semitism. Then it happens again and the cycle repeats itself. Are they afraid they will be accused of Islamophobia for living up to their words?
2. Biden’s voting rights speech in Atlanta last week was an ode to anti-conservative hate for liberal Americans. It was so bad even members of the left scratched their heads and wondered if Biden dug their hole even deeper. The president followed up his angry diatribe by admitting his party’s election fraud bill probably won’t get done. That’s great news for our democracy, but it doesn’t erase his hateful words.
3. Despite the president’s praise for “the men and women of law enforcement,” we just got news from The Daily Wire that the White House is planning a police reform order. This is another Democrat priority that predictably went nowhere in Congress. The George Floyd incident justified everything from turning a blind eye to looting and arson to suspending cash bail and penalties for crime. Democrats called federal officers storm troopers and accused local police departments of racist brutality. Whatever Biden has up his sleeve before the courts slap down another overreach, blue states successfully put Americans in harm’s way through dangerous liberal anti-policing strategies that show how much they revile the notion of law enforcement and the men and women who make it their life’s work.
Hypocrisy Update January 19, 2022:
#140: hypocrite Harris sums up why we don’t like Biden or the Democrats in one brilliant sentence.
The effort to put America’s elections under Democrat Party control is about to crash and burn. Despite the requisite Senate vote, the usual overblown speeches appealing to a democracy Democrats are trying their best to destroy, and the cascade of blame Schumer and Pelosi will dump on Republicans it will be over. All will be lost.
Federalizing the ballot box is such an arrogant overreach that Democrats probably haven’t thought much about the consequences of failure. Their hateful words in support of this doomed to fail legislation will haunt them for years. They should have chosen them more carefully.
Enter walking, talking political liability and do-nothing Vice President Kamala Harris. At a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Washington she stuck her foot in her mouth while invoking the Constitution to threaten members of the Senate who won’t agree to hand our elections to the Democrat Party:
As I’ve said before, there are a hundred members of the United States Senate, and I’m not going to absolve — nor should any of us — absolve any member of the United States Senate from taking on a responsibility to follow through on the oath that they all took to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Incoming senators vow to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The only “enemies” Democrats, Biden, and Harris show any inclination to defend America against are the parents of school children and white conservatives, both of whom are portray as threats.
The overwhelming effort to take control of our elections makes the Democrat Party our most dangerous enemy, but there are many more and Democrats are doing nothing to defend us.
Illegals swarm across our border bringing COVID, drugs, criminal backgrounds, and the threat of terrorism. Border Czar Harris does nothing to stop it. Public safety is an afterthought as criminals are released to the streets to commit more crimes and hurt more people. The attack in West Allis, Wisconsin that killed five and injured dozens is an extreme example of this that would have instantly been labeled domestic terror had the driver been white. Political hell would have broken loose, but the driver was not white. We’ve heard almost nothing about it since it happened.
China’s role in a pandemic that is still killing millions around the globe and will probably never go away is on a permanent backburner while more Americans die and our economy continues to be impacted. Afghanistan was handed to the Taliban in an unbelievably foolhardy stumble that puts us at risk for years to come.
I could go on, but there’s no point. The failure to defend our nation against real threats while Democrats push a narrative of lies about voting rights is an egregious dereliction of Constitutional duty that no Democrat and certainly not Harris or Biden deserve absolution from. This is why the poll numbers are so low and why so many Americans don’t like them. If Harris wants to pontificate about shirking responsibility, she should look in the mirror while she runs her mouth.
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