Sen Josh Hawley Blocks Quick Consideration Of Biden’s Homeland Security Nominee

H/T The Daily Caller.

Thank you Senator Josh Hawley(R-MO)for doing your job and asking questions of these nominees.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said that he would object to the expedited consideration of Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Hawley’s announcement came hours after Mayorkas’s confirmation hearing Tuesday morning, and will delay the confirmation of a post that Democrats have argued is absolutely imperative to fill as soon as possible given the heightened risks to national security.

“Mr. Mayorkas has not adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border given President-elect Biden’s promise to roll back major enforcement and security measures,” Hawley said in a statement.

“Just today, he declined to say he would enforce the laws Congress has already passed to secure the border wall system. Given this, I cannot consent to skip the standard vetting process and fast-track this nomination when so many questions remain unanswered,” Hawley said.

 
 

Hawley has come under fire from Democrats and fellow Republicans in the wake of the Capitol riot after leading the Senate effort to object to Pennsylvania’s election results. His latest move could temporarily stall Mayorkas’s confirmation since defeating the hold would require 60 votes, meaning that 10 Republicans would have to join Democrats after they officially take control of the chamber on Wednesday.

During the hearing Tuesday, Hawley pressed Mayorkas over how he would allocate $1.4 billion in congressionally-appropriated funds towards President Donald Trump’s border wall. While Mayorkas said that he would “follow the law,” he declined to say whether the funds would ultimately go towards the wall’s further construction. 

The two also discussed Biden’s proposed pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the country.

While Hawley said that the plan was “especially” concerning given the increased hardship millions of Americans are facing, Mayorkas said that he would be “privileged to work with Congress to pass immigration reform legislation that provides that path, and provides a permanent solution to what is clearly a broken system.”

Biden to immediately crack down on fossil fuels, revoke Keystone XL permit

H/T Fox News.

You will be feeling this in your wallet and family budgets with higher energy costs.

Biden’s climate adviser said the president-elect will reverse ‘more than 100’ Trump-era policies.

President-elect Joe Biden‘s administration will crack down on fossil fuels on his first day in office, according to his transition team.

Biden is expected to direct sweeping environmental regulatory changes over the next four years and reverse some Trump-era deregulatory policies in an effort to tackle climate change.

The new administration’s crackdown on fossil fuels will include stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, reimposing a moratorium of coal leasing on federal lands, tightening fracking regulations on public lands; directing federal agencies to revise energy standards; and reinstating the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

“He will sign a broad executive order that takes steps that are imperative to address our climate crisis and will create good union jobs and advance environmental justice,” the president-elect’s national climate adviser, Gina McCarthy, said Tuesday, adding that Biden will also reverse “more than 100 of the previous administration’s harmful policies.”

Keystone XL pipeline

On Day One, Biden will revoke a presidential permit for construction of the $9 billion, 1,200-mile pipeline that would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, according to a list of executive actions provided to FOX Business.

It is unclear how the Biden administration plans to address job losses that would come with ending construction of the massive pipeline, but his $2 trillion clean energy infrastructure plan, with its goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, aims to “create millions of good-paying jobs that provide workers with the choice to join a union.”

Biden also plans to create 250,000 jobs “plugging abandoned oil and natural gas wells” as part of the infrastructure plan.

Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a lot on October 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

President Trump had overturned President Barack Obama’s decision to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which for years was under scrutiny from environmentalists and Democratic politicians.

Coal leasing on federal lands

The Trump administration also reversed an Obama-era ban federal coal mining ban soon after he took office in 2017.

Former President Obama issued the temporary ban on federal coal mining in January of 2016 as part of an economic review of the practice.

Some experts have argued that without federal impediments, coal could continue for at least another three decades – bolstering another generation of miners – while others contend the decimation of the “dirtiest fossil fuel” is inevitable and will only happen faster under a Biden team than it would have under a Trump one.

Fracking on federal lands

Biden will also put an end to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase fracking and other oil and gas development on federal lands.

Fracking — or the process of injecting water into shale rock at high pressure to extract natural gas — on federal lands and waters accounts for 13% of the nation’s natural gas production.

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Proponents say the process has been instrumental in America securing its energy supply and has resulted in a sharp drop in carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade. Critics, however, argue that fossil fuels should remain underground, and that fracking pollutes the environment and contributes to greenhouse gases that lead to global warming.

Federal energy standards

The incoming administration is expected to direct federal agencies to revise their energy standards soon after Biden takes office, including vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, methane emissions standards and appliance and building efficiency standards.

The move is aimed at cutting pollution, saving money for consumers and creating good union jobs.

Interagency Working Group

Finally, during his first few days in office, Biden plans to reinstate the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (IWG), which existed between 2009 and 2017.

The group created a methodology for federal agencies to determine the social cost of carbon (SCC), which the New York University School of Law’s Policy Integrity Institute describes as “a metric designed to quantify and monetize climate damages, representing the net economic cost of carbon dioxide emissions.”

Biden will also sign the instrument to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which the Trump administration officially left last year. The Paris Agreement was a global pact created during the Obama administration to combat climate change.

McCarthy said the move will be an “important step for the U.S. to regain and strengthen its leadership opportunities,” and added that Biden has made it “abundantly clear” that climate change “poses an existential threat.”

Tucker Carlson Reveals What He Thinks Is the Real Reason for the Massive Military Presence in DC

H/T Western Journal.

I agree with Tucker on this it is a massive power play by the DemocRats.

This their way of saying we are in charge and if you cross us you will pay a price.

Since the Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol building, troops have descended on Washington, D.C., in mass numbers, for President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

While lawmakers and the establishment media say the troops are meant to protect the capital city from violence, Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not so sure.

“So no matter what they are telling you, those 26,000 federal troops are not there for your safety,” Carlson said on Monday night’s segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Instead, unmistakably, the Democratic Party is using those troops to send the rest of us a message about power: ‘We’re in charge now.’”

This quote is sure to stir up controversy, but Carlson has a point. It’s a point that he goes on to back up with facts and logical reasoning.

The number of troops in Washington, D.C., currently, according to Carlson, is “more than twice the number of troops that President Lyndon Johnson ordered to Washington in April of 1968.”

As many Americans are aware, April 1968 was a month in which massive riots took place in the capital city in response to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

“More than a thousand people were injured in those riots, and at least 13 of them died,” Carlson said.

In comparison, he said there are three confirmed deaths from the Jan. 6 riots, one of which was an unarmed protester being shot by police.

From purely a numbers standpoint, Carlson is right. Washington, D.C., was in far more danger in April 1968 than it is now, and yet lawmakers have ordered double the number of troops this time around.

Unfortunately, we don’t even have to go all the way back to 1968 to see the hypocrisy of lawmakers’ responses to riots.

Just a few months ago, Washington, D.C., was one of many major American cities under siege due to riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

According to the Military Times, the number of troops deployed to the capital city during the summer was much lower than the amount scheduled to be at Biden’s inauguration.

The outlet reported that there were about 4,900 National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., on June 7 during the Floyd riots, and “only about 1,500 troops were on the streets at any given time.”

Despite what the establishment media may say, those riots were not “mostly peaceful.” Candace Owens, a D.C. resident and conservative commentator, tweeted that in her experience, the riots this summer were more destructive than the Capitol Hill incursion.

Despite all this, we see a previously unimaginable number of troops in our capital city during the week leading up to the inauguration. In Carlson’s view, it is not an isolated incident.

He argued that our military officers have become more and more left-leaning over the past few years, and he provides some pretty convincing evidence.

“Our military leadership — the very same generals who howled at the idea of deploying American troops to stop an invasion of our southern border — those same generals sent tens of thousands of soldiers with rifles to Washington purely as a show of force on behalf of the political party they support,” Carlson said.

What’s more, Democratic lawmakers even had to make sure that these troops had political views that were close enough to their own.

“Democrats in Congress demanded that the troops sent to Washington this week submit to a political purity test — ideological vetting, as they put it — to make certain that every soldier professed loyalty to the new regime,” Carlson said.

“Nothing like that has ever happened in America, and just a few months ago, it would have been unimaginable. Suddenly it’s compulsory.”

In a CNN clip Carlson showed on his segment, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee suggested that many of the National Guard troops are suspicious, in his view, based solely on the color of their skin and their gender.

“The Guard is 90, some odd, percent, I believe — male,” Cohen said to the CNN host. “Only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden.”

“You’ve got to figure that in the Guard — which is predominately more conservative, and I see that on my social media, we know it — there are probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden.

“The other 75 percent are in the class that would be the large class of folks who might want to do something.”

So there you have it. Not only do Democratic lawmakers want to call in huge numbers of troops, but they also want to make sure that these troops can be trusted not to “do something” those on the left may not like.

Of course, a smooth and safe transition of power is of utmost importance on Jan. 20. Yet with the actions of lawmakers over the past few days, Americans are right to have a few questions about how the situation is being handled.

Dick Morris: Donald Trump Has Been One of Our Great Presidents

H/T Western Journal.

In spite of the lies being told about President Trump he is one of our greatest presidents.

Despite a level of condemnation by the media that dwarfs anything to which Nixon, Clinton, Hoover or Grant were subjected, Donald Trump ranks as one of our great presidents.

As Richard Nixon once said, “history is written by liberals,” so don’t count on any objectivity. But we, Trump’s supporters, need to keep the memory of his record in mind so we can unpack it for the next election.

Here’s my take on what he did:

He defied almost every vested interest group in the country — and in the world — to achieve his ends. And in 2020, those interests took their revenge.

He began by defying the almost-royal power of the economic establishment — Wall Street, the big banks, hedge funds, multinational corporations. These giants were used to writing tax policy to benefit only themselves, but Trump changed that. He forced Congress to pass a massive tax cut, skillfully crafted to benefit the middle class, the working poor and small businesses, producing millions of jobs.

Then he upended the pro-China foreign policy elites — and corporate America — by holding Beijing accountable for its unfair trade practices through massive and highly effective sanctions.

President Trump virtually eliminated illegal immigration over the southern border, first by using the threat of trade sanctions to induce Mexico to hold refugees on its side of the Rio Grande and then by brilliantly contriving to build a border wall and funding it despite congressional opposition.

And when the coyotes who shepherded immigrants to the U.S. began sending unaccompanied minors to the border, where they would be separated from their mothers, he had a brilliant solution: Using trade sanctions as a cudgel, he got Mexico to hold them on their side of the border where more generous U.S. laws — and liberal judges — had no jurisdiction.

In the process, he incurred the wrath of the immigration establishment which included American industrialists and agribusinessmen by cutting off their supply of dirt-cheap labor and making them hire decently paid Americans instead.

Perhaps the most dramatic initiative he took was to cripple the most notorious and dangerous anti-American regimes in the world.

When Iran was caught secretly building nuclear weapons in defiance of international agreements, he confronted them with a new and devastating weapon: massive and crippling economic sanctions. Where some wanted to send in troops, he chose, instead, to use this economic weapon.

When Russian oligarchs evaded law enforcement, laundering money and brutally killing opponents, he called them out by name, barring them from obtaining visas to the U.S. and from accessing the international banking system.

And when Venezuelan dictators proved to be immune from diplomatic pressure as they rigged elections and repressed the opposition, his sanctions destroyed their economy. Where others saw no middle ground between war and appeasement, Trump’s reliance on economic sanctions imposed a true new world order

Climate change, the sacred cause of the left, put Trump and the environmentalists at loggerheads over the issue of America’s signature on the Paris accords. Flying boldly in the face of a worldwide consensus, the president pulled out when Europe gave China a free pass, allowing it to continue to emit more carbon pollution into the atmosphere than the U.S., Europe and Japan combined.

Then he further defied the environmental lobby by granting fracking rights so that natural gas would replace coal in U.S. power generation.

At the same time, he demanded aggressive oil drilling offshore and throughout America, finally realizing a goal set more than forty years ago to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.

The vast labyrinth of national and international environmental agencies and organizations would never forgive this heresy.

He alienated the military establishment by demanding withdrawal from the Middle East and Afghanistan while still wiping out ISIS. Our NATO partners were also furious when he successfully forced them to pay their delinquent assessments for our common defense.

When he scrapped the two-state solution on the West Bank and used the looming threat of Iran to induce the Arab OPEC states to coalesce with Israel and end their subsidy of Hamas and Hezbollah, the foreign policy establishment was aghast.

He quit NAFTA and negotiated a new deal that stopped China from sneaking products into the U.S. and allowed free hemispheric trade only for goods produced by Mexican, American or Canadian workers paid at least $15 per hour.

He alienated the legal establishment by appointing and confirming Supreme Court justices who uphold our values, even as they proved their independence by voting — wrongly — against his post-election challenges.

The intelligence community hated him for exposing their corrupt lying about his so-called collusion with Russia, which was a subterfuge designed to keep him out of the White House.

When that failed, the intelligence community knowingly spread the fictional Christopher Steele dossier throughout the media. Compiled at the behest of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the dossier was used to try to oust Trump from the presidency.

Silicon Valley bristled at his attempts to stop them from controlling and censoring the content that their amazing technology put at our fingertips. Facebook, Google and Twitter wanted to be the exclusive arbiters of what information was sufficiently politically correct to distribute to their audience.

Trump insisted that tech companies could not censor the news or opinions any more than broadcast or cable networks could.

He paid for his sins with his presidency when his various establishment enemies ganged up on him and tried to finish him off.

But his most serious error was to incur the wrath of the media. They hated him as they have never hated any politician, crime boss, dictator or even mass murderer before. It was bloodlust.

Why?

First and foremost, he was an existential threat to the media’s power and credibility. He alone dared to challenge them and fearlessly speak the truth.

He wouldn’t kowtow to the media deities. He ignored them, going over their heads and speaking directly to the voters

And when he did speak to them, he didn’t hesitate to call them out. In a debate with Hillary Clinton, he refused to follow debate protocol and curtly berated moderator George Stephanopoulos for his obvious Clinton bias.

It isn’t just that the media disliked Trump. They hated him. They were liberals who hated his policies, insiders who hated his outsider mentality and unorthodox appointments.

They denigrated his proposals. They belittled his accomplishments, his style, his confidence and most of all, his success.

He was their rival for power.

Pompeo Puts Biden on the Spot: Accuses China of ‘Genocide’

H/T Western Journal.

Joe Pee Pads Biden has chapped lips from kissing the Chi-Coms ass.

Joe Pee Pads Biden s owned body and soul y the Chi-Coms.

The Biden administration is going to have to show its cards fast.

The China-related dealings of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, might have gotten squelched by the propaganda giants of social media in the run-up to the presidential campaign, but a last-day declaration by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to put Biden’s Chinese policy on full display.

And the whole world will be watching.

In a statement Tuesday, Pompeo declared that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government is committing “genocide and crimes against humanity” with its treatment of the ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, Reuters reported.

The harshly-worded statement took direct aim at the Chinese Communist Party’s control over the People’s Republic of China and cited the U.S. stand against human rights abuses — from the genocide of the Nazi holocaust to the savagery of the Islamic State group and its treatment of “Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.”

“For the past four years, this Administration has exposed the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and called it what it is: a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force,” the statement said.

“We have paid particular attention to the CCP’s treatment of the Uyghur people, a Muslim minority group that resides largely in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China. While the CCP has always exhibited a profound hostility to all people of faith, we have watched with growing alarm the Party’s increasingly repressive treatment of the Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups.”

Since at least March 2017, the statement recounted, the crimes of Xi’s government against the Uighurs have included arbitrary imprisonment and torture, forced sterilization, forced labor and general restrictions on freedoms of movement, expression and religious beliefs.

“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state,” Pompeo said in the statement.

 the forced assimilation and eventual erasure of a vulnerable ethnic and religious minority group, even as they simultaneously assert their country as a global leader and attempt to remold the international system in their image.”

Now, obviously, the question arises about why the announcement took until literally the last day of President Donald Trump’s administration. China and the U.S. have been at loggerheads for the duration of the Trump presidency.

In that connection, it’s worth noting that in June, Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020  — a bill that passed unanimously in the Senate by voice vote and with overwhelming support in the House.

That bill condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of the Uighurs and provided for sanctions against Chinese officials responsible.

In October, the Trump administration was among the leadership of 40 nations that called on China to allow independent observers into the Xinjiang region to monitor the treatment of the population.

And just last week, as The Associated Press reported, the Trump administration blocked imports of cotton, tomatoes and other goods from Xinjiang because of suspicions they were produced or harvested using slave labor.

In other words, late it might be, but Pompeo’s declaration wasn’t from out of nowhere.

Regardless, there’s no question that the declaration is going to put Biden and his foreign policy team on the spot from Day 1. A declaration of genocide by a presidential administration — even an administration on its way out the door — is not a matter to be taken lightly.

Biden & Co. are going to have to decide, fast, whether they’re going to stand by silently while a world power engages in a practice that evokes global horror, or whether they’re going to engage and try to stop it.

The establishment media is likely to take the line that the Pompeo declaration was an act of sabotage of some kind by Trump officials to lock in Biden’s foreign policy, or some kind of petty gesture by Trump against a rival nation — anything to keep attacking Trump.

But there’s no getting around the fact that Biden and his team — including Antony Blinken, Biden’s nominee for secretary of state — are going to be in the position of reiterating the Pompeo declaration or walking it back.

They will, in effect, be telling the world that the United States does not have a problem with China’s barbaric treatment of a minority group — and a Muslim minority group at that.

That might be OK with Democrats who are more concerned with the power they can wield against Americans than the power China wields against those under its control. It might be OK with the NBA and LeBron James.

But it would be a loss of face on the world stage by a new American president who’s international dealings are already suspect to tens of millions of Americans who voted for Trump in November — and maybe some who would have voted for Trump if they had not been kept in the dark about Biden by social media.

It would also be an abrogation of the responsibility Biden and his team will now assume for the American people — and the international community.

As Pompeo’s statement noted:

“The United States has worked exhaustively to pull into the light what the Communist Party and General Secretary Xi Jinping wish to keep hidden through obfuscation, propaganda, and coercion. Beijing’s atrocities in Xinjiang represent an extreme affront to the Uyghurs, the people of China, and civilized people everywhere.

“We will not remain silent. If the Chinese Communist Party is allowed to commit genocide and crimes against humanity against its own people, imagine what it will be emboldened to do to the free world, in the not-so-distant future.”

The Pompeo declaration just raised the stakes in the global standoff between the U.S. and China.

And the Biden administration is going to have to show its cards — fast.

Nolte: CNN Demands Cable Companies Blacklist OAN and Newsmax TV

H/T Breitbart.

The attempts to censor Conservatives has begun.

After spending five years attempting to claim President Trump stole the 2016 election, after five years of pushing the Russia Collusion Hoax, after five years of promoting and encouraging violence against Trump and his supporters, the far-left CNN is now demanding that its competition at OAN and Newsmax TV be blacklisted.

CNNLOL isn’t bothering to hide its McCarthysim anymore. CNNLOL is straight-up calling for the big cable TV companies to rip OAN and Newsmax TV off of their bundles, to no longer make either network available to their customers. And after the cable companies agree to do this (and they will), CNNLOL will go after every streaming outlet that carries OAN and Newsmax, and on and on and on…

And this is where I’m supposed to get all outraged about CNNLOL’s hypocrisy and anti-Americanism and unfairness and double standards and bias and blah, blah, blah…

Well, I’m so goddamned tired of writing about CNNLOL’s blah, blah, blah, I’m not going to do to anymore.

I was warning everyone about CNNLOL’s embrace of political violence and McCarthysim eight years ago, during the Obama years, when people were laughing at me for being an alarmist…

All the way back in 2019, I warned everyone that CNNLOL was coming to blacklist YOU and that it was time to start building our own thing.

This doesn’t make me Nostradamus. I was just paying attention. And I was right. I’m not always right, but on this one I was right.

Let me put it to you this way…

 

The Twitter alternative Gab is up and running.

The Twitter alternative Parler is down.

You want to know why?

Gab built its own thing. Gab created its own servers so no one could take it down.

Parler is down because Parler used Amazon’s servers. Amazon! What did Parler expect? Why would any right-leaning anything count on Amazon/Google/Facebook/Apple/YouTube/Twitter to keep its business alive? You’re begging to be out of business.

And now the whining begins…

Oh, well, I guess we’re just supposed to build our own Apple.

Well, someone built an Apple, didn’t they?

Oh, well, I guess we’re just supposed to build our own PayPal?

Well, someone built a PayPal, didn’t they?

Get this… Someone also built a YouTube and a Google and a Facebook and a Twitter and Internet Service Providers and banks. Israel built a whole country.

Listen, you can whine about CNNLOL and how unfair it all is and how biased and all the double standards and boo hoo and boo hoo and boo fucking hoo all the live long day, or those who have the ability and power to do so, can get to work building our own thing.

Those are our only options. Build your own thing or be forever silenced. I guess there’s a third option. You can do what Fox News did and sell out. There’s always that…

You know, I remember back in the 90s when one of the left’s big excuses for not opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration was that it would take ten years for oil to start flowing from there.

Well, that was 25 years ago.

Does 1995 feel like a quarter century ago?

Yeah, it might take five to ten years before our own thing is built, but had we had started when we should have, as soon as Alex Jones was blacklisted, we’d be talking three to eight years.

They’re coming for us. For all of us. The left is not screwing around. So we have two choices… We can run around in a puppy dog circle and whimper until we’re disappeared, or we can get to work.

Oh, it’s too hard….

Be an American not an American’t.

I’ll trade 100 American’s for one illegal alien ready to get to work.

Recall Petition: Stop the Spread of the Newsom

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

If Comrade Newsome gets recalled will his replacement be any better?

Newsom faces recall, dwindling Dem bench.

Republicans and activists say their recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D., Calif.) is aimed at protecting the rest of the country from the failed policies of California Democrats.

More than 1.1. million Californians have signed the recall petition, rapidly approaching the 1.9 million necessary to force an election. The activists hope that an additional batch of 1.5 million mailed petitions can push the number over the edge. State assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R.) told the Washington Free Beacon that the campaign will challenge the growing influence California Democrats wield over the national political conversation—from coronavirus lockdowns to economic and environmental policies that reward big tech while hurting small businesses.

“Part of our responsibility in California is to warn the rest of the country,” Kiley said. “The same failures that have led Gavin Newsom to do so much harm, we can’t let that spread to the rest of the country.”

Newsom has boosted his national star on late night television and in national media profiles. Even as the governor has wooed national Democrats, though, he has seen close allies leave for Washington, D.C. President-elect Joe Biden tapped current California attorney general Xavier Becerra (D.) to join his cabinet as the secretary of health and human services. Newsom appointed longtime associate and California secretary of state Alex Padilla (D.) to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the Senate.

Anne Dunsmore, a political strategist and campaign manager for the pro-recall group Rescue California, said that the loss of top Newsom allies to the Biden administration could open up further opportunities to chip away at the traditional dominance of California Democrats in future statewide elections.

“The absence of all these people are going to make it harder for them to defend the U.S. Senate seat, all the constitutional offices that are being vacated,” Dunsmore said. “I think it’s delightful.”

The Biden transition and California Democratic Party did not respond to requests for comment.

Those working the recall effort worry that the failed policies on display in California could soon affect the nation at large. According to Dunsmore, California has served as fertile testing ground for liberal policies, particularly under the leadership of House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).

 

“This is a big game on the national stage because it’s a test of the Pelosi machine,” Dunsmore  told the Free Beacon. “A lot of the ideas they want to try out nationally they test here.”

Democrats have dismissed the effort as a Republican “coup” of the governorship, even though it’s being done through legal means. Newsom’s predecessor, Gov. Jerry Brown (D.), was subject to multiple recall attempts, which were ultimately unsuccessful. There is, however, precedent for a successful recall: Californians recalled then-governor Gray Davis (D.) in 2003, replacing him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state’s last Republican governor.

Gov. Newsom’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

While the rising Democratic star is tinkering with his public image, Republicans told the Free Beacon that he has lost much of the support that propelled him to the governorship in the first place. Former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, a potential GOP candidate in a recall election, said Californians are already voting with their feet. In the last year, tech supergiants such as Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Palantir, SpaceX, and Toyota have all moved the brunt of their operations to more hospitable business environments.

“Under Gavin Newsom, jobs are leaving, homelessness is skyrocketing, and the state government can’t even do the basics, like issue unemployment checks to those most in need,” Faulconer said. “It’s time Gavin Newsom is held accountable because his failures are harming lives and livelihoods.”

Newsom rode into office in a wave, winning by 20 points in 2018, but recall organizers are confident that his handling of the coronavirus—particularly his flagrant violation of his own rules so that he could dine with lobbyists at a November birthday event—has given them a chance. Dunsmore said a large bloc of petition signatures came from Newsom voters and registered Democrats.

“It’s the mad moms … women who [are] basically at home schooling their children, or trying to run their businesses, or trying to do work for their employers and keep their jobs,” Dunsmore said of those in the front of the recall campaign.

Organizers have until March 17 to submit the recall petition.

 

Democrats Imposing Measures on Citizens They Condemn for ‘Undocumented’ Foreigners

H/T AmmoLand.

It is going to be a long hard and dark four years under Joe Pee Pads Biden.

(Ammoland.com)- “Following the January 6 insurrection, a seven-foot, non-scalable fence was added around the Capitol Hill complex,” Business Insider reveals in a Sunday article on “ramped up” security for the Biden inauguration. “Barbed wire sits atop the fence, providing an additional barrier to entry to the grounds.”

“This morning while in that half-awake /half-asleep state, out of nowhere I thought ‘Green Zones,’” WarOnGuns Correspondent DDS told me in an email sent over the weekend. “In places like Baghdad and Kabul, we built secure areas to protect our people and the government we were trying to establish from hostile militias. I never thought I would live to see a similar process going on in our national and state capitals. Yet here we are.”

These changes appear slated to last beyond the inauguration and become “the new normal.”

“Dems Demand Public Locked Out of Capitol Grounds Forever – Publish Bill To Install Fence Despite Claiming Walls Don’t Work,” The National Pulse observes. “The bill – H.R.339 – seeks to ‘direct the Architect of the Capitol to design and install an appropriate fence around the perimeter of the United States Capitol, including the East Front and the West Front.’”

Curiously, bill sponsor Ritchie Torres has in the past condemned such efforts, at least when meant to secure the country from foreign nationals attempting to bypass immigration laws.

 

“@realDonaldTrump is diverting money from important infrastructure, military projects & #PuertoRico for a border wall intended to divide our country,” Torres tweeted in 2019. Evidently, keeping unvetted aliens out of the country divides us but keeping citizens out of a Capitol that they paid for unifies us. Or something.

That’s not the only cognitive dissonance on display.

“The Capitol Police arrested a man for possession of a handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunitions [sic] after he presented ‘non-government issued’ inaugural credentials at a police checkpoint in Washington, DC,” Mediaite reports. Sounds like a real threat, doesn’t it? Especially with initial fake news reports saying he tried to use a “fake” ID.

Except you need to go to a source that fleshes out more details to find he’s a security guard, he was lost and asking them for directions, he is licensed to carry in Virginia and says he forgot the gun was in his vehicle, and the search was predicated on Capitol Police noticing pro-gun decals on his truck. Where have we seen that danger to supposedly protected speech before?

And while inaugural credentials are no doubt necessary security measures, the thought can’t be ignored that one of the points Democrats make about voting (and isn’t that what this whole electoral “controversy” necessitating increased security is about?) is that requiring government-issued IDs to vote “disenfranchises” minorities?

Apparently, the problem is (or was) recognized enough to hold a House committee hearing in 2006 on “’You Don’t Need Papers to Vote?’ Non-Citizen Voting and ID Requirements in U.S. Elections.”

We’re not done exploring inconsistencies.

“U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event,” Chicago’s WGN9 reports.

That’s a lot of government guns being deployed against unarmed citizens whose right, by Constitutional mandate, “shall not be infringed.” Hey, it’s not like Democrat gun-grabbers are really “anti-gun.” They just want to be the ones controlling them all.

We should have no problem with vetting the troops, although you’d think that would be a condition of continued eligibility to be in the Guard. Unlike Fort Hood. More likely, this is a political purge that will be used to conflate members who take their oaths seriously (including refusing unlawful orders to disarm American citizens) with white supremacists.

What we should all have a problem with – except for Democrats and “cheap labor Republicans” – is the foreign nationals who enter this country illegally who undergo absolutely no vetting and put the entire population, not just protected politicians, at risk. Unlike the “rigorous security screening” politicians lie about when “legally” admitting “refugees” from places it is impossible to obtain complete records from, those who sneak into the country undergo no scrutiny at all.

No problem, Joe Biden says. In fact, he’s counting on it.

“Biden will announce legislation his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally,” the Associated Press reports. That’s because, unlike head-in-the-sand state and national “gun rights groups” that refuse to even talk about it, he knows they will vote overwhelmingly Democrat and overwhelmingly anti-gun, meaning an unchallengeable majority will be able to pass whatever gun grabs they dream up and be upheld by judges they appoint.

Lured in by such promises, a “caravan” comprised of thousands of Hondurans is on its way to our southern border. The Biden administration’s response?

“[C]oming right now does not make sense for their own safety…while we put into place processes that they may be able to access in the future.”

The great object is not to protect U.S. sovereignty, or even pretend to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions being used to decimate the economy of the middle class. It’s to make sure the tax-funded infrastructure is in place to process them and locate them to where it will have the most impact. Like “red states.”

And why stop there? If the Democrats repeal the 60-vote Senate filibuster/cloture rule, as Biden “signaled openness” to, it will take only a simple majority to pass new gun controls, pack the Supreme Court, provide statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which will result in four new anti-gun senators, and millions of new anti-gun Democrat voters.

On the bright side, they will no longer need to steal votes.

I was going to point out the hypocrisy of how, in order to even pretend to be consistent, requiring a government ID to buy a gun must also disenfranchise minorities the same way it (supposedly) does with voting, but the thought strikes: Give it a few years under total Democrat rule and we won’t be able to do that anyway. At least “legally.”

Unless you believe the lie that “no one is talking about taking your guns.”

Biden to Kill Keystone XL Pipeline on First Day in Office

H/T Western Journal.

This move will make the tree huggers and the OPECkers happy.

Gasoline in America will raise in price as we will be at the mercy of the OPECkers once more.

Joe Pee Pads Biden is a dumb Son Of A Bitch that will screw America and Americans.

President-elect Joe Biden plans to revoke the permits allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to be built on the day he takes office, according to multiple reports.

What was reported as a briefing note from Biden’s transition team said the action would be part of Biden’s climate change gestures, according to Canada’s CBC.

The words “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” appear on a list of actions planned for Wednesday, the network reported.

The move was also reported by Politico, which cited sources it did not name.

Biden has long opposed the project, which is planned to carry oil from the oil sands in Alberta across the border and into Nebraska. Former President Barack Obama had denied a permit for the pipeline in 2015. Putting the project in motion was a key priority for President Donald Trump.

Stef Feldman, a policy director for Biden, said in a May statement to USA Today that Biden would “proudly stand in the Roosevelt Room again as President and stop it for good.”

The project had faced fierce opposition from many Native Americans who said it would pollute their lands.

 

Erin O’Toole, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to lobby for the project.

“Keystone XL is a project of national significance that supports countless workers on both sides of the border,” O’Toole said in an emailed statement, according to CBC.

Dennis McConaghy, former executive of Alberta-based TC Energy, said he is not surprised the project is on the chopping block. TC Energy is the company leading the pipeline project.

“I have consistently said Biden would indulge in this rescinding of the permit immediately because it’s something he has to do largely to follow through for expectations of his political base and many of his donors,” McConaghy told CBC.

“Ideally the project should have been completed and put into operation during the Trump administration,” he said. “It’s a very audacious thing that is being done here by the Biden administration.”

Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., said the project is important to Canada.

“The Government of Canada continues to support the Keystone XL project and the benefits that it will bring to both Canada and the United States,” she said in a statement.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the pipeline’s cancellation “would kill jobs on both sides of the border, weaken the critically important Canada-U.S. relationship and undermine U.S. national security by making the United States more dependent on OPEC oil imports in the future.”

GOP Leaders in D.C. Don’t Represent 74 Million Trump Voters

H/T Town Hall.

I look for many of these alleged G.O.P leaders to get primaried in the 2022 election.

The media lie. All the time. They lied about former President Barack Obama’s economy; they tried to make us believe the worst economy since the Great Depression was a great economy. Then they lied about President Donald Trump’s soaring economy. They tried to make us believe the best economy in 50 years, maybe the best economy ever for middle-class Americans, was a bad economy.

 

They lied about the Black Lives Matter riots. For months, we saw radical communists, Marxists and violent thugs riot, loot, burn, mug and murder while attacking police officers with bricks, pipes and Molotov cocktails. They burned entire downtown business districts to the ground, such as those in Minneapolis and Kenosha, Wisconsin. They burned police stations to the ground. They took over cities such as Portland and Seattle. They destroyed famous shopping districts such as Fifth Avenue in New York City and the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. They killed over 30 people. They caused over $2 billion in damage.

Yet liberal politicians and the liberal media ignored it all, or made believe it never happened, or made believe it was “peaceful,” or encouraged it, or supported it. In many cases, they did all of the above.

Yet none of them were ever banned, censored, vilified or impeached. Heck, we rewarded Kamala Harris, who encouraged and celebrated that violence, with the vice presidency of the United States.

Then came the Washington, D.C., unrest involving President Trump’s crowd. The liberal media blew that out of proportion into “the darkest day in American history,” even though it was a small case of unrest compared with “the BLM summer of hate, rioting and murder,” even though it may have involved antifa instigators, even though Capitol Police were captured on camera letting protestors into the building, even though it involved a few hundred people out of a crowd of a million or more, even though no one burned down or looted the Capitol. The media made believe it was Pearl Harbor.

Here’s the thing. Trump has had hundreds of rallies for six years now. Millions have attended, maybe 20 million-plus. And there’s never been one window broken, one property damaged, one person shot, one police officer attacked. Yet after one incident in D.C., it’s used as a trigger to ban and censor mention of the fact that the election was clearly stolen; to ban, censor and impeach President Trump; to ban and censor conservatives; and to label all 74 million Trump voters as “domestic terrorists.”

There’s the scam: Cover up hundreds of violent antifa and Black Lives Matter incidents, and blow out of proportion this one incident of violence at a conservative event involving around 170 people out of 74 million who made a bad decision in the heat of the moment. That’s assuming it wasn’t antifa causing the small amount of violence.

The key to this witch hunt was to use RINO (“Republican in name only”), Trump-hating leaders in D.C. as the cover to convince the world that even the GOP has abandoned and turned against Trump.

But it didn’t work. Because those famous GOP leaders don’t represent the people. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters. They only represent the dirty, corrupt D.C. swamp.

The results are in. The support for President Trump is so overwhelming even liberal media and pollsters can’t hide the truth.

Trump-hating pollster Frank Luntz had to admit 91% of Trump voters would vote for him again and 78% of Trump voters believe the election was rigged and stolen.

A poll by the liberal Axios and Ipsos shows that 62% of Republicans support Trump’s belief that the election was stolen, while 69% don’t blame Trump for the Capitol violence.

But a much higher 91% of Trump voters support Trump’s contesting the election results. Ninety-six percent believe Trump makes the GOP a stronger party. Ninety-two percent want Trump to run again in 2024.

And guess who loses badly in the Trump-McConnell battle? Sixty-four percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s behavior over that of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump’s “America First” agenda is also still popular. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 63% of independent voters want companies to hire Americans before foreigners.

Democrats and the media keep trying to bury Trump and demoralize his supporters. I have to admit this plan was pretty remarkable. Their propaganda was intense. They came close. But in the end, they failed again.

Because they underestimated the hatred 74 million Trump voters have toward D.C. politicians — even Republican ones. We don’t trust them. We don’t like them. We don’t care what they say. The more they hate Trump, the more we like him.

GOP leaders only represent the D.C. swamp. They don’t represent 74 million Trump voters.