Refugee Smoke and Mirrors
Ever since socialist/scumbag/liar-Joe Biden took the presidential oath “to support and defend” the Constitution, his number one goal has been to violate that oath in as many ways as possible. “Moderate.” “Unity.” Pfft.
A key component of his America Last agenda has been undoing President Donald Trump’s work to secure our southern border. Or, as socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden puts it, “undo[ing] the damage of the last four years.” socialist/ scumbag/liar-Biden issued a slew of executive orders in his first few days reversing numerous enforcement mechanisms, and the predictable result has been a border crisis.
A couple weeks back, our Thomas Gallatin recounted how socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden had finally admitted it’s a crisis, even though the president and his handlers quickly walked that back. Part of the calculation there was socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s waffling about Trump’s cap on refugees. As Gallatin explained, the administration is trying to “erode and expand the definitional distinctions the U.S. has long had in place when it comes to recognizing genuine refugee status.” Rather than welcoming those suffering various forms of persecution, Team socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden wants to fling the doors open wide for “refugees” who’d merely rather have a better-paying job.
After facing significant leftist backlash for signing an executive order last month saying that he’d keep Trump’s cap of 15,000 refugees, socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden quickly acquiesced. He announced Monday that he’ll raise it to 62,500, declaring, “It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin.” In other words, “to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of” socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s leftist puppeteers. Meanwhile, the effective message to everyone south of the border: Just cross the Mexican border, man!
This numbers game is partly smoke and mirrors. “The cap increase comes eight months into the government’s fiscal year, meaning it is unlikely that the full 62,500 people will enter the U.S. before Sept. 30,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “The U.S. has admitted just over 2,000 refugees so far this year, by far the lowest ever.”
socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden tried to bolster his “compassionate” credentials by lamenting, “The sad truth is that we will not achieve 62,500 admissions this year.”
No, the sad truth is that far more migrants than that will come across the border. Some 19,000 unaccompanied minors came across in March alone.
There are “admissions,” and then there are “admissions.” While just 2,000 refugees came in under lawful channels, and while the nation may not reach 62,500 refugees this year, the border has been flooded with migrants coming in illegally. If they’re apprehended, they’re often given a court date and released; most never show up in court. socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden knows this because it’s by design.
The United States has always been a bastion of hope for the world’s refugees. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” written by Emma Lazarus, is on a plaque mounted at the Statue of Liberty. But that was at a time when “E pluribus unum” — Latin for “Out of many, one” — was literally still the motto of our nation. Democrats have turned that on its head, and for them it’s now “Out of one, many.”
They have destroyed the idea of cultural assimilation, meaning today’s refugees become little more than their political pawns in a nation of tribal divisions. Democrats have undermined Rule of Law by offering lavish benefits that cost taxpayers far too much. They’re also putting American citizens last. “Increasing the refugee admissions cap will put American jobs and safety at risk,” said Senator Tom Cotton. “The socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden administration should be focused on getting Americans back to work.”
No nation can long survive such ill-conceived policies. When you hear socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden speak of this as compassion and “America’s values,” just remember that he and his fellow radical Democrats are utterly redefining “America’s values.” It’s “a statement about who we are, and who we want to be,” he says. Well, borderless socialism is utterly antithetical to our nation’s founding principles and values, and it’s not who Patriots want to be. ~The Patriot Post
socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s Big School Reopening Power Play
socialist/scumbag/liar-Joe Biden marked his first 100 days in office last week in a brief appearance on NBC News’s “Today,” where he surmised that schools “should probably all be open” this fall “based on science and the CDC.” He further observed what everyone has known since last fall — that “there’s not overwhelming evidence that there’s much of a transmission among these young people.” Yet he seemingly remains uncommitted on reopening schools next fall. Why?
As Mark Alexander observes, “What happened to socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s commitment to have schools open by April/May? Three months ago, socialist/ scumbag/liar-Biden’s commitment implied schools would be open just in time for summer break. Now, socialist/ scumbag/liar-Biden won’t commit to having schools open next fall. This is a case study in a leftist unwilling to give up power.”
Indeed, the Democrats’ “follow the science” trope has become a smokescreen to justify their unprecedented power grab.
Meanwhile, besides the reality that school-age children are not and have never been under great threat from COVID-19, nor have they been primary vectors for spreading the novel disease, Pfizer is in the midst of Phase 3 trials for approving its coronavirus vaccine for adolescents age 12 to 15. Pfizer’s current two-dose vaccine already has been approved for those 16 and older. In other words, vaccines are and will soon be available for many children — those least in need of it, if we’re actually following the science.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, who still for some reason insists kids should wear masks outside, confirmed last month, “The default should be, and has been for quite a while, that to the best of our ability, we should try to get children back to school as quickly as we can and keep them in schools.” Yet socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden’s continuing to waffle on promoting that idea.
One government official who hasn’t waffled and has stood firmly on both the science and, more importantly, protecting his constituents’ civil rights is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He recently signed a bill limiting state and local authorities from “closing business or keeping kids out of in-person instruction, unless they satisfy demanding and continuous justifications.”
DeSantis also hammered the mixed messaging coming from the socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden administration: “When you have people, particularly in Washington, saying, ‘Yeah, get vaccinated, but then make sure you continue to social distance and wear masks all the time,’ well, the message that that sends to people is that the vaccines don’t work. Because if the vaccines worked, that would be your ticket to basically live normally, and make decisions for yourself. That would be the message that actually would work with people. So, I think that they’ve sent a message to say, ‘You know what? Get vaccinated, but it really isn’t going to do anything for you.’ Well, why would someone want to put something in their arm if they don’t think it’s effective? And the fact of the matter is, that is an anti-science posture, to say that we need all these restrictions even with mass vaccination.”
The governor just put on a master class in Liberty. If only incorrigible students like socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden would take note. ~The Patriot Post
Woke Coke Gets a Rude Awakening
Coke is wet, lightly caffeinated, and its two-liter bottle makes for a great geyser, but that’s about the extent of its benefits. At least in our eyes. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a beverage that’ll fatten you up and rot your teeth, and whose sanctimonious CEO will insult your intelligence, it’s hard to beat The Real Thing.
Long one of the world’s most powerful brands, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola has done plenty of damage to that brand of late. Coke, in recent years, has gone woke, and the folks seem to be fed up. A recent Rasmussen Reports survey, for example, found that while only 25% say Coca-Cola’s stand against Georgia’s new voting reform law makes them more likely to buy Coke, some 37% of American adults say they’re less likely to purchase its products.
Who can blame them? Here’s what Coke’s British CEO, James Quincey, had to say about an American state’s duly passed voting reform law: “I want to be crystal clear. The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.”
Have a Coke and a sneer.
Here’s a question for Quincey: Should the purpose of voting reform legislation be to make casting a ballot as easy as possible, or to make it as honest as possible? We’d argue the latter, because the former only invites more cheating. And the American people seem to agree. According to a recent poll, a whopping 77% of voters believe “a valid form of state or federally issued photo identification to prove U.S. citizenship” should be required for casting a vote. Even 60% of Democrats are in favor of photo ID.
So Woke Coke’s efforts to appease the Angry Left have clearly backfired. But what came first for Coke — going woke or going broke?
FrontPage Mag’s Daniel Greenfield has a theory: “Brands don’t go broke because they get woke, they go woke because they’re going broke, and don’t know how to stop the slow but steady collapse of their business. … But it’s those old, familiar brands that go woke because their products and business models are dated. Virtue signaling is their way of adapting to a changing market without really innovating.”
Patriot Post guest columnist Tom Aquinas (who happens to teach at a business school) sees the same trend: Coke is “more concerned with its distorted notion of social justice and less concerned about why so few are drinking its product. Maybe it’s trying to deflect criticism for being such a badly run company. But with each generation, its fate becomes more clearly sealed. This company is a dead company walking. How do I know? I teach college students and virtually none of them are drinking this product.”
What’s more, Coke seems to have placed a higher priority on globalism than on business competence. As Greenfield notes, “[Coke] has a British CEO who pledged allegiance at Davos to a ‘new social contract’ and an ‘economy that works for everyone.’ He took over from the company’s previous Turkish CEO, and the Turkish CEO’s South African predecessor. The head of Coca Cola in North America is a Honduran who came out of its Latin American division.”
We wonder: Is it xenophobic to ask what’s wrong with picking an occasional American to lead an American company?
In any case, Coke may finally be getting the message. As National Review’s Dan McLaughlin writes, “Conservatives who are tempted to despair over the abrupt shift of major corporations into engines of [the] left-wing culture war might want to take a look at Coca-Cola. Recent developments suggest that Coke is rethinking woke.”
Having suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram for their refusal to censor then-President Donald Trump, having been embarrassed by leaked slides from a training program that told Coke employees to “try to be less white,” and having been outed for instituting strict requirements for hiring lawyers based on their race, Coke began to feel the heat from a normally quiet Right. This included Trump and Senator Rand Paul calling for a boycott of Coke, and Senator Ted Cruz tweeting, “I wonder who the largest institutional purchasers of Coca-Cola are? Do they all agree with WokeCoke radical politics?”
The result was a rather remarkable about-face.
“We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns and collaborate on a path forward,” said Coke in a statement. “We remain open to productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views. It’s time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing — free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy.”
It’s a republic, not a democracy. But, hey, it’s a start. ~The Patriot Post
Vast Majority of Americans Favor Voter ID
A recent poll conducted on voters across the nation found that a whopping 77% agreed that one should show “a valid form of state or federally issued photo identification to prove U.S. citizenship” in order to cast a vote. Only 19% of the voters surveyed rejected the voter ID requirements. Perhaps most remarkably, the majority of voters across both major parties and independents agreed with voter ID requirements: 95% of Republicans, 76% of independents, and even 60% of Democrats. Someone get scumbag/liar-Nancy Pelosi on the line.
“In addition, the survey also found that 81 percent of Republicans are extremely or very concerned about voter fraud, including 46 percent extremely or very concerned about voter suppression,” Breitbart reports. “Only 39 percent of Democrats were extremely or very concerned about voter fraud and 78 percent were extremely or very concerned about voter suppression.”
Indeed, where the two major parties find significant disagreement is regarding the problem of voter fraud. Fox News noted, "Voter fraud is one of the top concerns among Republicans — and comes in dead last among Democrats.“ Gee, it’s almost as if the Left has politicized expressing concern over voter fraud into a taboo subject that could get one booted off social media. Maybe we should substitute "Russian collusion” and see where Democrats land.
As for the issues, the top concerns voters have are the economy (78%), gun laws (74%), and healthcare (73%). So far at least, it would seem that the Democrats’ nonsensical arguments against voter ID laws have made little headway with the American public. ~The Patriot Post
Resisting Critical Race Theory
Even in a deeply divided America, there some things that all decent people can agree on. One point of agreement is that Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was correct when he said that we shouldn’t judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
When King said that, he was obviously speaking on behalf of black Americans, but he was making a universal point. He was stating the obvious: That a person’s moral core is far more important than their skin color.
As a pastor, he knew that good people and bad people come in all colors. But if King were alive today, he would be heartbroken over what’s happening in America now.
Exploiting the decency of the American people, the left has devised a perverted program called critical race theory. It’s being introduced into businesses, schools and even our military. Its goal is to promote racism against white Americans.
It promotes a Marxist philosophy. The founders of the Black Lives Matters organization are self-described “trained Marxists.” In the past, Marxism tried to stoke revolution by dividing people based on economic class. Today’s Marxists are dividing us based on race.
They are encouraging our children to believe that whites are guilty of racism simply because of their DNA and the color of their skin. Thankfully, it is being exposed. Parents and teachers are pushing back at school board meetings and the ballot box. (See below.)
It is imperative for you as a parent, grandparent or a concerned citizen to resist this radical ideology. By doing so you will be saving the legacy of Martin Luther King and our country.
I have fought racism all my life. And I am committed to fighting this Marxist left-wing racism. I hope you will stand with me as we work for racial reconciliation, and strive to unite us around our traditional American values.
As you know, the home of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, was raided by the FBI last week. Leaks to the media claim the raid is related to an investigation of whether Giuliani represented the Ukrainian government and failed to register as a foreign lobbyist.
Those claims are in dispute. What is not in dispute is that liar-Hunter Biden represented Ukrainian interests and was paid millions for it. How’s that investigation going?
Multiple media outlets using another leak tried to smear Giuliani even more by suggesting he received a defensive FBI briefing warning that the Russians were trying to compromise him. Here we go again — another version of the Russia collusion story.
But over the weekend, the New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC News all had to issue retractions. Giuliani never received the alleged FBI briefings.
These media smears happened repeatedly throughout the Trump presidency. There was damaging story after damaging story, especially in the beginning, so Donald Trump never had the traditional “honeymoon” that president’s usually get. But then months later we would be told, “Oh, well, that wasn’t actually true.”
By the way, Giuliani is the third Trump attorney the federal government has investigated. Last week, the FBI also raided the home of Victoria Toensing and her husband Joseph diGenova.
I suspect the purpose of these raids has little to do with Ukraine. I suspect they are fishing expeditions meant to find information on Donald Trump. Powerful forces in Washington lay awake at night fearing Trump may return to power someday.
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said that what happened to Giuliani is what happens in banana republics when the government sets out to destroy opposition figures.
Of course, the big question is how do we depoliticize our federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are conspiring with the cultural and political left?
The socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden Administration has warned that unless we behave ourselves, there will be no July 4th celebrations. I have news for the president: The American people will decide for themselves how they will celebrate Independence Day.
But I have noticed some disturbing things in the last few days. It appears as if the socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden Administration has declared war on the love of country if it in anyway involves conservatives.
For the second year in a row, there will be no parade in Washington, D.C., on July 4th.
Over the weekend, word broke that the Pentagon denied a permit to AMVETS to use the Pentagon parking lot for their annual Memorial Day “Rolling To Remember” event. That’s the first time in more than 30 years that the group has been denied a permit. Of course, being mostly veterans, they were enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump.
Then news broke that the Interior department refused Gov. Kristi Noem’s request to host a Fourth of July patriotic event at Mt. Rushmore. You’ll recall that Donald Trump held a wonderful event there last year. Of course, the left hated it.
But Mt. Rushmore itself was also attacked because the giants of our history, carved into the mountain, are seen by the woke left as examples of white supremacy and the evil of America.
There are no coincidences in Washington, D.C.
Centers For Declining Credibility
For much of the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been busy slapping down small businesses and restaurants that were going under. Whenever entrepreneurs or pastors, who resisted church closings, complained about overly restrictive rules, the CDC huffed and puffed and said, “You’re not scientists. You’re not doctors.”
Well, we now have proof that the CDC altered its advice to schools after getting a memo from the American Federation of Teachers, one of the big teachers’ unions and a huge donor to the Democrat Party. Predictably, the changes provided more excuses for keeping schools closed and union teachers out of the classroom.
By the way, the socialist/scumbag/liar-Biden Administration still won’t commit to having schools fully open in the fall. Then again, if they’re going to push critical race theory in our classrooms, maybe that’s not such a bad thing!
Alive & Well
Some special elections in Texas this weekend proved that the MAGA movement is alive and well!
Democrats thought they had a chance to win the 23-way race for the Sixth Congressional District. At a minimum, they hoped to secure a place in the runoff. Instead, they were locked out as two Republicans emerged as the top vote-getters for the upcoming runoff election.
It’s worth noting that Michael Wood, a vocal anti-Trump Republican, finished ninth, behind four Republicans and four Democrats. Wood’s campaign was based on the idea of taking the GOP back, and he was heavily supported by other Never Trumpers like Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Bill Kristol.
That gives us a pretty good idea of what Wood meant when he said he wanted to take the GOP back. Back to when it promoted endless unwinnable wars, back to when it ignored the interests of Main Street Americans and back to being a party more interested in style than actually winning the fight.
We don’t know who the GOP nominee will be in 2024. But we know that there is no future for a Republican Party that disavows the America First agenda.
In addition, conservative candidates overwhelmingly won two open school board races in the Dallas suburb of Southlake. What makes their victories so important is that critical race theory was the critical issue in this campaign. Both candidates, Cameron Bryan and Hannah Smith, have vowed to purge critical race theory from Southlake’s schools.
I am pleased to report that Smith is a former clerk for Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. While her work for Justices Thomas and Alito was undoubtedly important, what she is doing now at the grass roots may well be even more important! ~The Patriot Post