UPDATE April 18, 2022:
Biden administration commemorates Tax Day by lying about Republicans and ignoring the massive hike failed White House policies slaps on middle and working class families.
While many of us are scratching our heads this morning wondering what we are getting in return for the checks we are writing to state and federal revenue collectors, the Biden administration chose to turn Tax Day into a partisan attack on Republicans:
This Tax Day, the difference in approach between the President and Congressional Republicans couldn’t be clearer. The President is fighting for tax cuts for the middle class and to ensure that the super wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share, while Congressional Republicans, led by Senator Scott, are proposing big tax increases on middle-class families.149
Let’s ignore the obvious lie Democrats have been spreading about Republicans lining up to commit political suicide by supporting Senator Rick Scott’s (R-FL) tax plan. Instead, we should focus on the Big Lie that the Biden administration cares about middle and working class families. The White House FACT SHEET issued this morning claims that the president:
will fight against the Republican plan to raise taxes on middle-class families . . .150
The Biden economic tax has already accomplished this. The cost of gas, food, and the essentials of daily living are skyrocketing and the best lower income Americans will get from this White House is a lie about the Putin Price Hike.
Fortunately, poll numbers show that most Americans are on to what presidential propaganda writers are doing. Most of us realize that the Biden administration is incapable of telling the truth and that threats that Republicans want to cancel Social Security and Medicare are a desperate gambit to save a sinking ship. Not only are they untrue, they ignore the reality of what the Biden administration has willfully done to hurt Americans who are just trying to get by.
Don’t expect an apology or any legitimate action to make life in America affordable for middle and working class families. The Biden administration seems to think that another passel of lies will suffice to fill gas tanks and put food on our tables.
UPDATE April 29, 2022:
Pelosi admits why lying is so important to Democrats.
In a joint appearance with Chuck Schumer (D-NY) yesterday, Biden lap dog Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to have difficulty deciding where to pin the blame for Biden’s soaring gasoline prices that she promises Democrats will fix with legislation.
In keeping with her party’s socialist leanings, Pelosi started by joining Schumer to blame the fossil fuel industry for making a profit:
But there is an ongoing challenge to us that the American people understand very clearly. And that is that Big Oil has profiteered in this, has exploited the marketplace. This past year, the report is they’ve made over $200 billion in profits.151
Does this make sense? Gas prices were low while Donald Trump was in charge. If it’s true that Republicans pander to the fossil fuel industry, shouldn’t prices have soared under Trump?
No matter. This wasn’t about the truth. Pelosi also attacked the companies we depend on to feed us:
The food industry has some of this as well, and we’ll deal with that as our Committee is ready because we’re trying to be as careful as possible, as focused as possible to make the biggest difference as possible for that kitchen table.152
For good measure she reminded us that her party’s Putin Price Hike, the war in Ukraine, and COVID-19 are also at fault:153
And again, we’re going – getting down this path with very serious legislation that is for now, recognizing COVID and what that has done to supply – the Ukraine [situation], what that has done to supply.154
Somehow the gun and pharmaceutical industries are involved, too:
The one thing they worry about most is that their big gun money, their dark gun money, their dark fossil fuel money, their dark pharmaceutical money, their dark – all of that would be affected by that legislation.155
At this point it was beginning to sound like a massive corporate conspiracy. Pelosi didn’t mention whether that dark pharmaceutical industry money includes profits from the Biden administration’s emphasis on vaccines, vaccines, and more vaccines. As for big gun money, it doesn’t have anything to do with gas prices but it’s a reliable phrase to stir up her base.
There wasn’t anyone or anything in America left to blame except bad Democrat Party policies and the president, so Pelosi’s train of thought disintegrated into desperate, rambling gibberish:
So again, it’s – price gouging is something that people feel very exploited by, and we don’t want this to be a – we want it to be as constructive as possible and just set the record straight. We have to transform how people are respected and how – how we respect the workforce that is there in our oil industry, our fossil fuel industry. We are – we’re not saying that they’re doing anything wrong, but we do think that the management of those companies is.156
I think she was trying to say that oil companies are at fault, but maybe not really. Perhaps she is holding out hope that the fossil fuel industry might toss Democrats some midterm money.
Not likely, especially money from those who lost out when Biden cancelled the Keystone pipleine.
In the end this was all dedicated to convincing the American people that none of what’s causing our pain could possibly be the fault of congressional Democrats or their Green New Deal socialism or the Biden White House’s destructive, anti-fossil fuel agenda. The only stumbling block to fixing the problem and punishing Big Oil and the food industry and Putin and the COVID virus and the gun industry and the pharmaceutical industry is the hearts and minds of the American people. Pelosi finally fessed up that this is the real goal of all the lies and disinformation:
Public opinion. How many times have you ever heard me say Lincoln said: ‘Public sentiment is everything. With it you can do almost anything. Without it, practically nothing.’ The American people know.157
I think the speaker should take more credit on her party’s behalf. Democrats accomplished “almost anything” all by themselves. That’s why they’re about to be thrown out of town by an angry electorate that knows lies from lying Democrats are not a substitute for sound, responsible, pro-American policymaking. Judging by poll numbers and the grim predictions for November, most of us are ready to do exactly that.
UPDATE May 3, 2022:
Pelosi and Schumer blame alleged SCOTUS Roe v. Wade leak on Trump and lie about impact on our rights.
For absolute proof that Democrats have nothing to offer the American people except more pain, look no further than the joint press release issued by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about the alleged Supreme Court Roe v. Wade leak:
The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower has now completely devolved into the party of Trump.158
The duo’s shameless, pre-midterm election ploy minimized the gravity of the SCOTUS leak. Instead of addressing the real danger to our system of government presented by last night’s sneak attack on the sanctity of America’s highest court, Pelosi and Schumer resorted to inflaming the situation with a lie:
If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years – not just on women but on all Americans.159
This is not true. If Roe v. Wade is overturned the decision will rest with the people and their states. The left will wail, threaten, or worse over the end of their federal mandate because they neither trust nor respect the right of the people to decide despite the Democrat leaders’ false appeal to the Constitution:
Several of these conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the American people, have lied to the U.S. Senate, ripped up the Constitution and defiled both precedent and the Supreme Court’s reputation – all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could soon be stripped of their bodily autonomy and the constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century.160
Pelosi and Schumer’s remarks are dangerous and irresponsible.
Whether or not the leak is genuine, the Supreme Court’s constitutional mandate is now jeopardized. The “conservative Justices” Pelosi and Schumer target in their press release are also in jeopardy thanks to the pair’s dangerous, irresponsible public remarks. This is unconscionable behavior even for these two bombastic hacks. At the very least, Republicans should run this past Nina Jankowicz as a test case for Biden’s new Disinformation Board.
We just suffered an unprecedented attack on the sanctity of a critical branch of our Federal Government and the Constitution. Assuming this attack did not come from the right, Democrats will forgive and forget, disavow the consequences, and instead focus on how best to leverage this new threat to the democracy they falsely claim to revere to revive their vanished midterm election hopes.
UPDATE May 7, 2022:
Democrats won’t be held accountable when their abortion lies and disinformation lead to violence.
Despite the angry, inflammatory, and false rhetoric Democrats engaged in during 2020’s race riots not a single politician was held accountable for the destruction after making public remarks like this:
Our community can no longer be targeted, attacked, and killed with impunity. Being Black in America should not be a death sentence.161
This May 26, 2020 statement by the Congressional Black Caucus was a lie. Black people are not killed with impunity in America and the officers involved in George Floyd’s death were held accountable, but it’s too late for facts. The damage is done.
Now America has arrived at a new flashpoint thanks to Monday’s Supreme Court leak. Democrats immediately resorted to lies and disinformation to exploit their new opportunity to arouse and inflame left wing extremists knowing they will not be held accountable for their words any more than they were in 2020.
Democrats’ reaction to draft decision is 2022’s George Floyd.
With the possible exception of a police-involved shooting of a black person I can’t imagine a more triggering event for the nation than the leaked draft Roe v. Wade decision.
The Democrat Party line informs us that American women are about to lose their right to an abortion. What many Democrats leave out is that the right will not vanish. It will rest with the people instead of the Federal Government. This is an egregious omission that takes advantage of their base and spreads the kind of malicious disinformation that undermines democracy the Biden administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board vows to combat.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was never held accountable for threatening Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh with his infamous March 2020 threat “you will pay the price.” Now he’s at it again, teaming with House Speaker Pelosi to attack conservative Supreme Court justices who “ripped up the Constitution” and are “in no way accountable to the American people.”162
Schumer and Pelosi are in no way accountable for the impact of anything they say, either, despite Pelosi basing her second Trump impeachment on his alleged verbal incitement of the Capitol riot.
Will Democrats be held to the same standard as Trump when Roe protests they incite turn violent? Not likely.
Democrats are inveterate, irresponsible liars and disinformers. When violence results, they must be held accountable.
California Congressman Jared Huffman held a briefing in March 2022 about “the role of White Christian Nationalism during the January 6 insurrection.”163 He followed up this week with examples of a “tidal wave of condemnation”164 after Monday’s bombshell.
Left-wing activists’ penchant for violent protest makes exploiting that tidal wave a very dangerous, very irresponsible plan likely to get people hurt or worse. This is precisely what Democrats are doing, apparently confident that only Republicans will be held responsible for the consequences of their rhetoric.
Responding to news of the leak, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey insisted twice that conservative Supreme Court justices stole their seats:
This decision would undermine the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans, and it will be made at the hands of justices who Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Senate Republicans foisted on the bench into stolen seats.165
Tonight, the American people got a sneak preview of what a stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears poised to do: destroy the right to abortion.166
Those last few words are the Big Democrat Party Lie being spread in hopes that Americans caught up in the political turmoil won’t notice or understand that only the federal mandate will change.
This egregious and overtly political act by these justices cannot go unanswered.167
He doesn’t say what an answer would entail, but considering what happened during the summer of 2020 we already have a pretty good idea.
Krishnamoorthi: defend rights on street corners.
Heedless to how offensive referring to abortion as sacred is to many Americans, Krishnamoorthi doesn’t mention that voters will decide what is sacred and what is not. What he does say is that we should defend reproductive rights “on street corners across the nation.”170 No doubt any violence in the streets we suffer in the weeks to come will also be declared peaceful, just like the George Floyd riots.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) makes the ridiculous argument that Donald Trump is responsible because he packed the court:
The draft opinion by the Court’s conservative majority – a majority made possible by the court packing tactics of former President Trump and Mitch McConnell – is a cruel and brutal restriction of rights.171
Then he said this:
We cannot allow the Supreme Court to jeopardize the health of millions of Americans.172
The intent of his remark is clear: Supreme Court decisions cannot be honored if Democrats disagree. This is a very scary concept to contemplate, though given Democrats’ tolerance for violence and bloodshed to further legislative efforts like the June 2020 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act it should not be a surprise.
Jankowicz & Mayorkas must immediately address this dangerous disinformation from Democrats.
A Homeland Security Fact Sheet defines disinformation:
Disinformation, which is false information that is deliberately spread with the intent to deceive or mislead, can take many forms.173
One form is prominent politicians issuing inciteful statements that take advantage of people’s lack of understanding of what an actual decision like the Roe v. Wade draft would mean. What Democrats are doing is deceptive and dangerous. It’s an excellent opportunity for DHS Secretary Mayorkas and Disinformation Czar Nina Jankowicz to show how their Disinformation Governance Board will protect the nation from “malicious actors [who] often spread disinformation to exploit vulnerable individuals and the American public, including during national emergencies.”174
We’re not in a national state of emergency yet, but it certainly appears that Democrats are pushing us in that direction. Will they be held accountable for being malicious actors who spread disinformation to exploit vulnerable Americans?
I never lie to my readers. No, they will not.
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