I. F. Stone said: “All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” Sometimes, simple words are all we need to define our lives. With everything around us layered with so much complexity, it is often the elegance of simplicity that cuts to the base of who we are. That quote, by Stone, simply and perfectly captures our government—more specifically, the Democrats.
The Democrats are constantly braying about fiscal responsibility; paying our deficits, and balancing the budget; but their actual intentions could not be farther from the truth. In fact, they lie. Whether or not that lying is intentional or just part of their essence as a human bei–politician–is up for debate. Either way, a lie is a lie.
For four years, we have waited with baited breath for the Democrats in the Senate to offer up a budget; and now that they have, I almost wish they hadn’t. Their budget is as absurd as Joe Biden’s…well, anything that Joe Biden does. Their budget proposes tax hikes of $1.5 trillion dollars, and balloons our deficit to an astounding size.
In case you don’t believe that the Democrats have cornered the market on talking about fiscal responsibility; courtesy of Powerline Blog, here are several quotes for your perusal and enjoyment:
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH): “Before I ask for your vote, I owe it to you to tell you where I stand. I’m for…a balanced budget amendment.”
Senator Mark Begich (D-AK): “It’s time to stop playing political brinksmanship with the budget and do what every Alaskan is doing – balance the budget.”
Senator Mark Udall (D-CO): “I’ve long gone by the saying, if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. By restoring healthy and responsible spending through a reasonable Balanced Budget Amendment, we can begin filling in that hole.”
And, a quote from President Obama himself from July 2008:
“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”
With all of the hot air coming out of Washington Democrats about fiscal responsibility, you’d think that given the option, they would jump at the chance to balance the budget. Well, not so much.
Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, in a movement on the floor, offered this to the Democrats:
“Mr. Sessions moves to commit S. Con. Res. 8 back to the Committee on the Budget with instructions to report back no later than March 22, 2013 with such changes as may be necessary to achieve unified budget balance by fiscal year 2023.”
This offer was a blank check, designed to give the Democrats free reign to do whatever they wanted to balance the budget. They could even have raised taxes in any way they saw fit, so long as the budget came out balanced. The Democrats–as I suspect Sessions expected–voted against this movement. Every Democrat, aside from one, voted against Sessions’ budget movement.
Given the popularity of balancing the budget, you’d think that a chance to take a crack at it with no limitations would give Democrats fits of joy. According to Hot Air, a recent poll
“…showed that 45 percent of Democratic voters think ‘balancing … the federal budget would significantly increase economic growth and create millions of American jobs.’ A sky-high 61 percent of independents and 76 percent of Republicans agree.”
Predictably though, the Democrats fell right into Senator Sessions’ trap. He–as well as anyone who has brain cells–knows that the Democrats have absolutely no intention of keeping a balanced budget, reducing spending, or lowering taxes on the middle class. They love to lie.
Democrats and the media have frequently called Republicans the “Party of NO,” but it seems that Democrats are the ones saying no. They were offered a golden opportunity to show just how fiscally responsible they are, and they rejected it. How strange. How odd.
This clever gambit made by Senator Sessions was brilliantly designed to reveal just who the Democrats truly are: liars. Never in recent memory has a Republican pulled something like this on the Democrats. Good on Jeff Sessions for artfully revealing what lies beneath the Democrats’ facade.
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Van Jones Praises Trump, ‘Doesn’t Get Enough Credit’ For ‘Good Stuff He Has Done For Black Community’
Furious liberals demand that CNN fire Van Jones for saying Trump ‘doesn’t get credit’ for the ‘good things’ he has done for the black community.
“I think it’s really unfortunate because Donald Trump, and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it but I keep saying it, he has done good stuff for the Black community,” Jones said. “Opportunity Zone stuff, Black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formally incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.”
Van Jones Praises Trump, ‘Doesn’t Get Enough Credit’ For ‘Good Stuff He Has Done For Black Community’ pic.twitter.com/xvrLanqcxc
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) October 25, 2020
Van Jones, the former Obama administration official and current CNN commentator, said on Friday that President Trump ‘doesn’t get credit’ for the ‘good things’ he has done for African Americans, prompting Twitter users to call for his firing.
Jones made the comment while providing on-air analysis during Jake Tapper’s daily CNN broadcast on Friday.
Tapper began the segment by panning Trump’s comment during Thursday’s debate in which the president said he had done more for black Americans than any of his predecessors aside from Abraham Lincoln.
The CNN host, who mentioned Lyndon Johnson’s signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as an example of a president who did more for African Americans than Trump, then played a clip from the debate. More
Van Jones is absolutely correct. I’m no a fan of him, but regardless we could use more of this from both sides. Nothing wrong with acknowledging good work. The true measure of a person’s belief on an issue is in their actions and not what they say. President Trump has done most of what he said he would even under the most extreme of opposition.
Letter Threatens To Burn Homes Of New Hampshire Trump Supporters
“Your address has been added to our database as a target when we attack should Trump not concede the election.”
President Trump supporters in two small New England cities have gotten menacing letters threatening to burn down their homes.
“Dear neighbor. You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter. Your address has been added to our database as a target when we attack should Trump not concede the election. We recommend that you check your home insurance policy and make sure that it is current and that it has adequate coverage for fire damage. You have been given “Fair Warning.” Always remember, it was “you” that started this Civil War. Be prepared to face the severe consequences of your pre-emptive actions against democracy.”
Someone is sending letters to Trump supporters in New Hampshire, threatening to burn down their homes if President Trump loses the presidential election but will not concede defeat.
As WMUR reported, the letter, which Milford police stated has been sent to various homes in the town displaying support for the president.
Brookline police Chief Bill Quigley confirmed two Trump supporters in his town also received the letter. “I was kind of quite shocked that anyone would send a letter out with that type of threat,” he admitted.
Quigley said he alerted the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, adding that the perpetrator could be charged with a serious crime. He explained, “Not only with us, with criminal threatening. It’s on a felony level, because of the threat of burning homes down and causing injury, but it could also be with the postal inspectors, something on the federal level.” More
So instead of trying to talk to people to earn their vote they would rather threaten and scare people. These people who did this have no idea who they are screwing with. Live Free or Die and if pressured, we are ready to defend ourselves and our homes.
Naked Moonbat Celebrities Try To Get Americans To Vote-By-Mail
In a video posted on Twitter yesterday, a number of famous Hollywood figures are encouraging Americans to vote and they’re doing it naked. The video features naked Sarah Silverman, Mark Ruffalo, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Rock, Naomi Campbell, among others.
They are stripping down to bring attention to naked ballots and encourage voters to follow vote-by-mail instructions.
Now that we have your attention: VOTE! And if you’re voting absentee, make sure you follow ALL of the instructions on your ballot. #NakedBallots
— RepresentUs (@representus) October 7, 2020
Hey @SarahKSilverman @TiffanyHaddish @MarkRuffalo @NaomiCampbell @amyschumer @chrisrock @chelseahandler @joshgad @michellechel #Borat and (of course) Sarah’s dad – Thanks for getting naked to protect the vote!
— RepresentUs (@representus) October 7, 2020
The video was created by Represent Us, which is organizing the masses to get out the vote effort before the November presidential election.
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) October 8, 2020
Thanks for the reminder, I’ll make sure I go vote, FOR TRUMP!, and I’m gonna do it in person too, that way I know its counted…
— Hunter Ott (@WHunterOtt) October 7, 2020
Yes I’ll vote thanks, i will vote for Trump 👍👍
— RJC624 🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸👍 (@RJC624) October 7, 2020
I did not think my vote mattered so much, but thanks to your inspiration Trump is getting my vote in person (and clothing) at the polls!
— Pure Valor (@PureValor) October 7, 2020
— Monae (@m0nae1) October 7, 2020
And just when you thought no one could top the cringe worthiness of the Gal Gadot Imagine video, well…
— Chet Likes Big Bots (@ChesterSopczak) October 7, 2020
There’s a simple way to avoid all confusion go to the poles and vote in person. Simple!
— Est 4:14 (@vanbx53isest414) October 8, 2020
THIS IS THE DUMBEST 💩 EVER! pic.twitter.com/8hAPbATyOg
— Fred (@spotbu91) October 7, 2020
The funny thing is that.. the more stupid stuff that the left has to say, the more people vote for TRUMP. MAGA TRUMP 2020💯🇺🇸😁❤️
— Bonny Tomolovski (@tomolovski) October 7, 2020
As if these idiots know a damn thing about domestic policy, foreign policy, economics, job growth…. hey, Celebs? Why do you film scenes “in New York” everywhere but in New York? Tax breaks, that’s why. Yet they want to raise YOUR taxes!
— SSGAmerica (@SSGamericaSSG) October 7, 2020
Sarah is the only one who anyone would want to see. But regardless, shows how many people in Hollywood are severely mentally ill to think this is a good idea.
— Tom Katt (@AZ_Tom_Katt) October 8, 2020
It is cringey, pseudo-edgy junk like this that is making people wave “bye-bye” to the Left.
See ya in my rear-view mirror, attention seekers!
— Teh Scienze (@WrongTurnComics) October 7, 2020
Obviously Hollywood elite are not self aware on how ridiculous and stupid they look!! Another Hollywood stunt!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!! TRUMP2020!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— HdzTex (@HdzTex) October 8, 2020
Independent Pollster Frank Luntz: Voters Turned Off By ‘Condescending’ Harris, Pence ‘Was The Winner’
Pollster Frank Luntz told Fox News after the vice presidential debate last night that Vice President Mike Pence was the winner of the debate, saying that voters were turned off by Kamala Harris’ “condescending” and “abrasive” attitude toward Mike Pence.
FRANK LUNTZ: Among undecided voters, this was Mike Pence's night. They were upset with Kamala Harris' reactions to him — the smiling, the smirking, and the scowling. pic.twitter.com/hGr7iW649o
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) October 8, 2020
“The complaint about Kamala Harris was that she was abrasive and condescending,” said Frank Luntz, who analyzed reactions from voters in various swing states. “The complaint about Mike Pence was that he was too tired, but [he was] vice presidential, or presidential. If this is a battle over style and substance — which is often the case with undecided voters because they simply do not choose on policy, they also choose on persona — this was Mike Pence’s night.”
Frank Luntz said that voters disliked the candidates dodging questions but overall they were much happier with the way the debate went vs. the way the first debate went.
Frank Luntz said that while voters were frustrated with the vice president for repeatedly running over his allotted time, “Harris’ reactions to Pence — the smiling, the smirking, the scowling’ left them far ‘angrier’ with her performance,” Fox News reported.
Luntz said that voters were “more agitated with Kamala’s presentation than they were with Mike Pence.”
Twitter has a few thoughts:
That wasn’t a win for Pence, it was an annihilation. A complete evisceration of Kamala Harris. There’s no spinning this, she got REKT.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 8, 2020
Any one who says pence didn’t win is lying
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) October 8, 2020
Pence is a very able guy. He can’t win the election for Trump, but, man, he did as much as he could do. A real asset.
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) October 8, 2020
— Matthew E. Morgan (@mttemorgan) October 8, 2020
Harris made herself look bad. Pence barely had to show up to win this debate… 🤡
— Reganomics (@Regananomics20) October 8, 2020
VP Pence didn’t only win the debate, he has proven why America must vote this election 100% to Trump 2020 ticket !! Go USA 🇺🇸
— God Bless USA (@CA_Eha) October 8, 2020
— JaneCurtis (@JaneCurtisJC) October 8, 2020
Trump Vows Immediate $1,200 Check To Americans If Pelosi Moves Bill
Democrats and Republicans have been quarreling for months over another stimulus bill to help millions of Americans struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic. But the president has a plan to cut through all their red tape.
“If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” Donald Trump wrote on Twitter this morning.
Trump had another message for Pelosi: “Move Fast, I Am Waiting To Sign!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
As the leader of the Democrats in the House, Nancy Pelosi could recommend that her caucus to support such a bill, which likely would move quickly through the Republican-controlled Senate and make it to Trump’s desk in the Oval Office for his signature.
On The View today, Nancy Pelosi said: “It’s hard to see any clear sane path on what he’s doing but the fact is, he saw the political downside of his statement of walking away from the negotiations …he’s rebounding from a terrible mistake he made yesterday and the Republicans in Congress are going down the drain with him on that.”
“But I will say this, it is really important for us to come to this agreement. When the president just popped off and made that announcement without even informing us that that was the case, he insulted the Constitution of the United States.”
Nancy is the most powerful woman in the world? Keep on dreaming Joy Behar! How fitting… The biggest hypocrite in the country on the most hypocritical show on TV.
Steve Cortes Hammers Chris Wallace: “He had to debate not just Joe Biden, but you as well”
Fox News Channel host and registered Democrat Chris Wallace aggressively lectured at length Trump campaign advisor Steve Cortes during a messy appearance on Fox News today.
Chris Wallace yelled at Steve Cortes and continuously interrupted him while he tried to answer the unhinged questions from Wallace.
“The way you are starting to harangue me now reminds me of what you did to the president during that debate on Tuesday night,” he said. “He had to debate not just Joe Biden, but you as well.”
Wallace rejected that accusation and said it was a Trump campaign talking point. “You were not a neutral moderator,” Cortes said. “What I don’t think is okay for you to become the effective opposition to the president.”
Wow. Grilled by Chris Wallace about why the Trump family didn't think the debate's mask rules applied to them, Steve Cortes quickly changes the topic to attacking Wallace for being "the opposition" during the debate. (It's hard to defend the indefensible.) pic.twitter.com/GW0JbYmXv1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 4, 2020
Steve Cortes: “People can make reasonable decisions for themselves”
Chris Wallace-Biden: “No Steve, they can’t.”
Is this still America? https://t.co/K5mCBKn8DD
— G҉r҉e҉g҉g҉e҉r҉s҉ 🇺🇸🍀 (@greggers4usa) October 4, 2020
Steve Cortes is the bomb. Finally someone calls out Chris Wallace https://t.co/QJg4Va1bAv
— Mary Ann Renner (@MaryAnnRenner2) October 4, 2020
I saw that interview kudos to Steve Cortes for pushing back on Chris Wallace.
— TinaMarie Maga❤KAG (@tina_kag2020) October 4, 2020
@DonaldJTrumpJr @dbongino @seanhannity Chris Wallace is worse than the Libs on the other networks. At least they are honest about who they are. I guess he wasn’t done debating Trump based on the way he went after Steve Cortes this morning! Where’s the loathing towards Biden???
— John Smith (@JohnSmi95164756) October 4, 2020
Steve Cortes needs a mute button for Chris Wallace who continuously interrupts him.
— Allan Stall (@AllanStall) October 4, 2020
Chris Wallace is a piece today. He badgered Trump Campaign Senior Advisor Steve Cortes on national TV on masks. But Steve got a few punches in. Steve should have said why did the virus only spread at ACB’s announcement & not at rallies. This is suspicious to me.
— Trump 2020 & Beyond (@cdmeyer3) October 4, 2020
I’m sick of him. #ChrisWallace is coming down hard on Steve Cortes about masks. He was a puppy with #JoeBiden during the #debate. Suddenly he turns into a Lion with Steve. His slot in news, opinions & actions are disgustingly partisan. NOT fair & balanced.#DrJekyllandMrHyde
— IAim2BRealistic (@PalomasCountry) October 4, 2020
Chris Wallace continues his nasty attacks even now that President Donald Trump is at Walter Reed. He’s blaming the president for contracting the China virus. He’s a partisan hack and Fox News approves of this. There’s no reason for a conservative to appear on Fox News Channel any longer because they’re not going to get a fair shake.
Scalise: Pelosi Turned Down Offer To Implement Coronavirus Testing On Capitol Hill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly refused to implement Coronavirus testing for lawmakers in the nation’s capital, according to a top lawmaker.
“Congressman Davis is exactly correct,” Scalise said. “I mean these protocols have been out there and the testing capabilities have been out there for a long time. They were offered to the speaker and she turned it down.”
“I think it’s something that should have been in Congress for a few weeks now,” Scalise continued. “But ultimately that’s what the speaker decided to do.”
Scalise’s remarks come after Davis sent the following letter to Pelosi on Friday:
I am writing again today to reiterate my concern that we do not have a comprehensive health monitoring system and testing program for our Capitol Hill campus in order to help us do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus. I have stood ready to engage with your office and my counterpart on the Committee on House Administration for months, but my requests have gone unanswered. While I appreciate that the attending physician has been able to conduct COVID-19 testing for members who have symptoms or have been exposed, provide very limited staff testing, and advise offices on contact tracing, our ability to monitor the health and safety of the House is severely lacking because you have failed to implement a plan.
Universities, public institutions, private businesses, and communities across the country have embraced technologies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Yet, the House has failed to adopt similar tools that are now being used nationwide. As testing has advanced and become more readily available, the House’s posture on testing has not evolved from where we were months ago. Reports of changes to test offerings by the attending physician announced today are misleading as the criteria for receiving a test from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) remains largely unchanged. I’m concerned this has created confusion and misled everyone who works on Capitol Hill to believe testing options have been expanded.
The attending physician gives recommendations to our community, but the policies on how we govern the House are set by you and a widespread testing program has not been adopted because you have opposed it. This institution, similar to the White House, must continue to function to serve the American people during this pandemic. As a result, thousands of people who support this institution, report on this institution, and protect this institution, must continue to come to work and have not had the luxury of staying in their homes and working by proxy or remotely like some of your caucus members.
Our testing criteria should not reflect the news of the day or be to politically shield your office when difficult news breaks. This is not an acceptable way to communicate and continues to show your partisanship on this issue. Additionally, today provided a stark reminder that you and other members of Congress were able to receive a COVID-19 test, while in other instances essential workers of the House have been denied the same test because your office has failed to implement what you have called for nationwide. This is a “do as I say, not as I do” approach to governing that has been politicized when policies are inconsistently communicated and enforced and falls short of what our constituents deserve.
I reiterate my desire to work with you and stand willing to work with your team to develop and execute a plan that provides comprehensive and continuous health monitoring and testing capabilities for our transient congressional population and all who support the first branch of government.
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