UPDATE February 28, 2021:
Great thing about America #8: pride in our greatness
The best thing about the speeches we’re hearing at CPAC is the unabashed pride in what a great country America is. There is no shame, no apology, no regret that we’re the greatest nation on earth.
That’s pretty refreshing considering the barrage of anti-Americanism from Democrats who can’t find enough wrong with our country to placate their base whether it’s America’s unforgivable history of racism or our determination to destroy the world with our climate offenses. Even quintessential American figures the Muppets and Mr. Potato Head were judged and found guilty of what’s wrong with this terrible country. Did the liberal left run out of flesh and blood Americans to despise?
President Biden’s actions positively seethe with policies that apologize for America’s greatness:
If you are proud of America you don’t negate its sovereignty with open borders.
You don’t endanger our energy independence so we’re at the mercy of our adversaries.
You don’t disregard the rule of law that protects the American people from crime.
You don’t insinuate that tens of millions of Americans are a possible terror threat because they don’t endorse your political views.
You don’t rush to rejoin China-friendly WHO or an international climate accord that is not in America’s best interests because you are ashamed of what the international community and liberal activists might think if you stand up for the U.S.
You don’t endorse a socialist economic system that can’t possibly succeed and is in complete opposition to America’s success story because half bright extremists in your party demand it.
I could go on. There is no need. It’s been obvious since the earliest days of his campaign that Biden can’t endorse America’s greatness because in his heart he doesn’t believe in it and never will. Democrats value America because it makes them wealthy and powerful. Otherwise we could be any nation on earth. It doesn’t matter to them and even if President Biden has some limited cognizance of where he is and what he is supposed to be doing it doesn’t matter to him, either.
UPDATE March 3, 2021:
Great thing about America #9: we are a nation of immigrants
America is proud of being a nation of immigrants, but we can’t be proud of what our politics created.
Democrats still use this phrase. They tend to use it against us:
We are a proud nation of immigrants, and if this president doesn’t like that, he should resign.9
The president Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) is referring to is not Joe Biden, of course. Biden is pro-immigrant. It was Donald Trump, who understands that lawlessness and chaos at our southern border and unchecked illegal immigration does not foster respect for immigrants. It does just the opposite.
Torres and her Democratic Party colleagues have done a fantastic job of weaponizing immigration. They ignore the sad reality of their lawless system and its dangers for immigrants and citizens. They don’t care because they don’t have to. Instead, the left parrots “nation of immigrants” to justify destroying all the good things that these three words represent while Obama relic and Biden DHS Secretary Alejandro
Mayorkas plays with words and calls the border crisis a “challenge.”10
According to Press Secretary Jen Psaki the Biden administration is placing kids in cages because “there was not enough space in the existing facilities…”11 The solution is to encourage even more illegal immigration and to do whatever it takes to accommodate the foreign nationals Democrats hope will bring them overwhelming power in the years to come.
This policy doesn’t honor the nation of immigrants America rightfully takes pride in. It creates anger, resentment, and even hate made worse by the administration’s policy to overlook illegal immigrant crime. This is a boon to Democrats. They will blame right wing nationalism for the unavoidable pushback.
Democrats will also turn a blind, partisan eye to yesterday’s accident in California that killed 13 people and has illegal immigration and human smuggling written all over it. When the facts are finally confirmed left wing lawmakers will argue that we need to relax our laws even further, if that’s possible, so smuggling immigrants isn’t necessary.
The situation at the border is a win-win for the radical left no matter what happens because there is always someone else to blame. If we blame immigrants we are racist. If we blame Democrats we are Trump-supporting white nationalists. If we ignore our history as a nation of immigrants we are anti-American too, even though the true meaning of “nation of immigrants” is another great thing about America that is gone and forgotten.
UPDATE March 6, 2021:
Great thing about America #10: America’s leader is worthy of admiration and respect
America has had its share of great presidents. Some were Republican. Some were Democrat.
Now we have Joe Biden.
Even Democrats can’t possibly admire the presidential version of Joe Biden. If he ever commanded respect those days are gone. If anything, his party admires the fact that they pulled a fast one on gullible liberal voters by tricking them into believing he was better for America than Donald Trump.
It doesn’t help to hear that Kamala Harris is handling the world leader one-on-ones. Biden’s brief, infrequent public statements are rife with embarrassing gaffes. His executive orders and ridiculously dangerous border policy scream that activists and not American’s president are running the White House.
Jen Psaki promises a press conference at some hazy, undetermined point later this month. When that time comes will anyone have any confidence that the whole thing isn’t a set-up? Will America’s hapless president be standing in front of a roomful of cardboard reporter cutouts with a few people planted in between to ask safe, carefully scripted questions?
No doubt you’ve considered that it might be true that Biden is just a temporary stand-in until Harris takes over. That’s a prospect just as terrifying as the thought of our semi-lucid president going up against the likes of Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and whatever terrorist cleric is in charge of Iran.
America needs a president we can admire. We need a man or woman we can respect. Biden is not this person. He’s present to issues orders written by other people and to sign whatever massive boondoggles Nancy Pelosi slaps down in front of him. That’s a sad testament to just how dangerous our struggle for political power is. More than anything the Biden presidency is proof of how far the Democratic Party is willing to go to control America, even if that means putting a befuddled, barely functioning senior citizen in office so the real powers that be can call the shots in his name.
Only the most deluded, die-hard Democrats will respect and admire America’s 46th president. The rest of us have every reason to fear where Biden and those telling him what to do will lead us.
March 19, 2021: you thought it couldn’t get worse?
Remember the line from The Untouchables about bringing a knife to a gun fight? America’s president just faced off against the Russian bear and brought nothing but an empty threat. Now America looks weak. The world sees pictures of our aged, absent commander-in-chief side-by-side with a much more vital appearing Putin.
No wonder Biden’s handlers don’t let him out of their sight and his own party talks about limiting his nuclear capability. Only 60 days have passed. Everything about this presidency is an unmitigated disaster.
UPDATE March 19, 2021:
Great thing about America #11: transparency from America’s president
Democrats demanded transparency from the White House until January 20, 2021. On that day the door slammed shut. Communications between the White House and the outside world ceased. Now we get Jen Psaki’s speak no evil press conferences and a president we can’t be entirely certain exists. If you see Biden’s image flicker during his press conference next Thursday you will know we have a problem.
This is not what Democrats demanded from Donald Trump. They were so angry about the alleged lack of transparency from one of our most talkative and transparent presidents that they tried to legislate the issue with a Trump Transparency Package:
The four bills would: safeguard our government from foreign influence; call for freedom of the press and media access to the president; require disclosure of the president’s foreign business transactions; and separate the president’s personal financial interests from the duties of the presidency.12
These items would be even more welcome from Joe Biden given his family entanglement with China and his refusal to appear before the press until a historic – for Biden – first press conference on March 25, 2021.
Meanwhile, we don’t know what’s going on at the border except that whatever it is, it’s very bad. Why does the administration refuse to let us see inside the cages in which it is packing illegal immigrant children like so many sardines?
Democrats didn’t tell the American people about the real spending in their COVID rescue bill. Now Biden and President Harris are spreading the same disinformation about this fiscal atrocity that will justify massive tax increases down the road.
The administration refuses to acknowledge that the same things Trump is still attacked for even exist when they come from Biden’s side of the fence. Antifa? Left wing domestic terror? No such animals.
We don’t know who is in charge but we hear rumors that President Harris is communicating with world leaders. The exception is Vladimir Putin, who just embarrassed America yesterday by challenging our president to a debate after Biden publicly attacked him. (see Great Things About America #10.)
There is no democracy and no democratic republic under this administration, either. Without the slightest shard of transparency from the White House we have a liberal oligarchy and calling it that is being polite.
UPDATE March 26, 2021:
Great thing about America #12: Americans face challenges as Americans
On September 16, 2020 Joe Biden said this about America’s COVID-19 response:
This isn’t about politics. It’s about saving lives.13
In his bizarre, meandering March 11, 2021 pandemic address he repeated his hypocrisy about a unified America:
Unity is what we do together as fellow Americans.14
He wasn’t telling the truth.
Equity dictates how America responds to challenges
With Biden at the helm pandemic life and death are doled out by factors that have nothing to do with our shared identity as Americans:
Equity is at the center of the Administration’s COVID-19 response.15
That means skin color is what counts when the administration saves people from COVID:
In the past two months, 60 percent of doses at federally-run Community Vaccination sites were administered to people of color.16
Finally, over 65 percent of the federal doses allocated to Community Health Centers have been administered to people of color.17
Extreme left states know they will get a pat on the back from the White House for the wokeness of their vaccine plans to save people of color from the Democrat Party’s health care system:
Illinois seeks to save lives in a truly equitable manner, recognizing that multi-generational institutional racism has reduced access to care, caused higher rates of environmental and social risk, and increased co-morbidities for people of color.18
This means that healthy 64-year olds not deemed essential workers are denied the COVID vaccine in Illinois until Governor Pritzker is good and ready to save their lives.
Healthy illegal immigrant grocery store workers in their teens can roll up their sleeves.
When the Biden administration rolled out the American Rescue Plan it was clear that our $2 trillion wasn’t going to rescue the American people from a pandemic. It was paying for the radical left’s dream of equity:
Today, President Biden is announcing the American Rescue Plan to change the course of the pandemic, build a bridge towards economic recovery, and invest in racial justice. The American Rescue Plan will address the stark, intergenerational inequities that have worsened in the wake of COVID-19. 19
How much longer before wokeness bans the word “Americans?” It has no value in Biden’s White House. It is inconceivable that our great nation would even consider doling out survival based on ethnicity and special interest value to the Democrat Party.
If Democrats weren’t such lying hypocrites they would at least admit that the failure of health care to serve minority communities is all their doing. Republicans aren’t the ones who passed the Affordable Care Act and they aren’t the ones who divided us when we most needed to face a challenge as the American people.
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