When Joe Biden ran as a moderate, informed people knew that was a façade. One of Biden’s first EOs was to shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline. Montana Sen. Steve Daines has put together other western senators in an effort to stop that executive order from killing jobs, increase reliance on Middle East oil and raising gas prices.

Biden’s executive order reads, in part, “The Keystone XL pipeline disserves the U.S. national interest. The United States and the world face a climate crisis. That crisis must be met with action on a scale and at a speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory. Our domestic efforts must go hand in hand with U.S. diplomatic engagement… The United States must be in a position to exercise vigorous climate leadership in order to achieve a significant increase in global climate action and put the world on a sustainable climate pathway. Leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”

Climate change isn’t a crisis. It’s a challenge at best. It’s a crisis only to idiots like Joe Biden, Al Gore, John Kerry and Tom Steyer. Of course, it wasn’t a crisis for Steyer when Steyer made his fortune as a hedge fund manager financing coal projects. John Kerry and Al Gore fly private jets to climate change events where they rant about the climate change crisis. Spare me!

Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Accord with another executive order. John Kerry negotiated that document, which explains why China is classified as a “developing nation” but the US is classified as an industrialized nation. Thanks to negotiations like that, China will have the biggest economy in the world within 4 years.

Climate change is just the Democrats’ shiny object to distract from their socialist agenda and the Democrats’ LGBTQ agenda. Democrats have created the achievement gap thanks to their social engineering activism over the years.

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters condemned the move, saying “In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world.”

Democrats have decided that they’re choosing environmental activists over private sector unions. That’s why President Trump won in 2016. That’s why the next GOP presidential nominee needs to be a Trump Republican. If traditional Republicans or country club Republicans ignore private sector unions, the GOP will wander in the political wilderness a long time.

The COVID crisis has gone on for a year+. In that time, President Trump pulled together private sector companies like CVS, Walgreens and Walmart to pop up testing for COVID. Next, he charged pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca with creating a vaccine. Then he commissioned the military, UPS and FedEx to distribute the vaccine. In between those phases, President Trump’s economic team, led by Larry Kudlow and Steve Mnuchin, pulled together multiple COVID relief packages to help families despite Nancy Pelosi’s insistence to stop those packages unless they were larded up with money for items on the Democrats’ wish lists.

The last time Pelosi dug her heels in, Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy jumped in and raised almost $30,000,000 to support struggling small businesses. Last night on Fox News Primetime, Dave Rowe told Brian Kilmeade that we should stop thinking macro and start thinking micro. For instance, Rowe said that instead of parroting JFK’s line about what can you do for your country, now’s the time to ask “what you can do for your neighbor.”

With their thoughts and actions, Rowe and Portnoy have pointed this hurting nation in the right direction. While Biden preaches unity, Portnoy and Rowe have saved people who’ve been pleading for help since mid-summer. Here’s Portnoy with Stuart Varney:

Word’s getting out. Elon Musk contributed to the Barstool Fund:

Let’s learn a lesson from this. Nancy Pelosi is the DC bottleneck where important legislation goes to die. Dave Portnoy and Dave Rowe are the private sector who do what the politicians won’t do. It’s time to pressure DC Democrats to actually listen to the people. (That isn’t likely to happen but it’s important to put pressure on them nonetheless.) Patriots like Portnoy and Rowe care about their fellow citizens. That’s why they’re standing out. Politicians like Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer aren’t patriots. That’s why they haven’t gotten important things done that help their constituents.

Finally, it’s time to throw Democrats out. They aren’t patriots. They’re parasites!

President Trump’s Farewell Address to the Nation highlights why President Trump’s accomplishments will be difficult to match. Economically, it’s virtually impossible to imagine Joe Biden, or any other Democrat Socialist president, accumulating President Trump’s accomplishments. The first accomplishments were the most important.

Using the Congressional Review Act, the GOP Congress and President Trump jump-started America’s energy industry. As a result, the US is “the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far.” People are paying less for a gallon of gas. Their heating bills are less, too. That’s about to change because a) Joe Biden wants electric cars, b) John Kerry wants us back in the Paris Climate Accord and Biden is cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline in the name of climate change, not because it’s good for the environment. The economy in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan will needlessly crater.

The World Stage

  1. NATO nations are paying more for defending their nations, thanks to President Trump’s negotiating.
  2. A new trade deal is in place with China. NAFTA was ripped up, then renegotiated. The USMCA was put into place in NAFTA’s place.
  3. While he didn’t finish it, President Trump started bringing US medical supply chains back to the US. When COVID hit, we learned that China produced most of our antibiotics and PPE. That won’t happen because Joe Biden wants to raise these companies’ taxes.

Abraham Accords

Normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain was the first step. The next step was normalizing relations between Israel and Sudan. Now Morocco is joining the Abraham Accords.

In addition to the Abraham Accords, President Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. That happened early in his administration. Later in his administration, he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golon Heights. Golon is key to Israel’s defenses.

The Crown Jewel

The pre-COVID economy was the best economy in US history. Blue collar wages were rising twice as fast as white collar wages. Consumer confidence was sky high. Small business confidence was, too. Durable goods orders and shipments were growing after years of stagnation. Wages rose because President Trump shut the US-Mexico border, drying up the low-skill labor pool. The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans hit record lows. The unemployment rate for women was the lowest in three-fourths of a century.

The low minority unemployment rates are partially due to Sen. Tim Scott’s Opportunity zones legislation. The other reason for those low unemployment rates is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

COVID Vaccines

Operation Warp Speed was a sight to behold. People criticized President Trump when he said that they’d approve a COVID vaccine within a year. The ‘experts’ said it couldn’t be done. Pfizer and Moderna got their vaccines approved in less than a year. That was miraculous. Now that we’re reliant on politicians and bureaucrats, vaccinations have predictably slowed to sub-warp speed.

Joe Biden won’t fill President Trump’s shoes. In fact, it won’t be close. Biden has already announced that he’ll try killing the energy industry again:

The announcements will also include a sweeping order to review all of ex-President Donald Trump’s actions weakening climate change protections, the revocation of a vital permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline project from Canada, and a moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge that Trump’s administration had recently opened to development, Biden aides said.

Expect gas prices to spike. Expect heating bills to rise within a year. It’s apparent that Biden doesn’t care about middle class families’ budgets. While wages stagnate thanks to Biden’s open border policies bringing in tons of cheap labor, expenses will rise thanks to higher gas prices and higher heating bills. Al Gore predicted what will happen to the Biden economy in this speech:

He said that “everything that’s supposed to be up is down. Everything that’s supposed to be down is up.” Under Biden, wage growth will stagnate. Under Biden, families’ expenses will go up.

It won’t take long before billboards start popping up with Trump’s face on them and the question ‘Miss me yet?’

Angie Craig appeared on TPT Almanac Friday night. During the second segment of the show, co-anchor Eric Eskola used a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1967 speech at Stanford. In that speech, Rev. King said “But in the final analysis, riots are the language of the unheard. What has America not heard?” To put Eskola’s question in context, he said “Rev. King said riots are the voice of the unheard. We’ve had riots across the political and social spectrum this past year. How do we get a truce here? How do we calm things down?”

Rep. Craig is supposedly a moderate Democrat but her reply was anything but moderate. She replied “Well, I don’t know how you get a truce with violent criminals who are invading the nation’s Capitol. I think what we have to do is understand that it is upon every single elected official in this nation to tell the truth and so I think we start with the truth, Eric, and we go from there. But until we really understand and start telling the truth again as elected officials, I think you’re going to have a segment of President Trump’s base who is — they’re just out of control at the moment.”

What does “President Trump’s base” have to do with this summer’s riots in Portland, Seattle, New York, Minneapolis and Chicago? Remember that Mr. Eskola’s question was about “riots across the political and social spectrum this past year. How do we get a truce here? How do we calm things down?” Here’s the video of the entire segment:

Rep. Craig was asked about this summer’s riots. Instead, she deflected with typical DFL talking points about the Jan. 6 riots. Notice that she didn’t highlight far-left activist John Sullivan’s arrest in Utah in connection with inciting the Capitol Hill Riots. In the video, which I can’t find anywhere, Sullivan cleary disrupts or obstructs Capitol Police from protecting lawmakers. Here’s Page 1 of his arresting affidavit:

Angie Craig has twice voted to impeach President Trump. In both instances, Rep. Craig voted to impeach the president without hearing from a single eyewitness with firsthand information of the incident. In both instances, Rep. Craig voted for impeachment without an impeachable offense having been committed. Craig isn’t as wild-eyed as AOC or Ilhan Omar but she’s still pretty far left. Voting twice for impeachment without eyewitness testimony or without the president committing an impeachable offense is the definition of radical.

Fred Kaplan’s article is proof that progressives are idiots. It’s Kaplan’s opinion that Mike Pompeo is the worst secretary of state in our nation’s history. Kaplan wrote “Through his two years and nine months as the nation’s top diplomat, Pompeo has said or done nothing that’s enhanced our security, our values, or even—right or wrong—his administration’s own policies.”

The only accomplishments that Mike Pompeo had as Secretary of State was moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, negotiate (as part of a team) the Abraham Accords with 5 Arab nations, box Iran in after the disastrous JCPOA that John Kerry capitulated on, held a legitimate red line with Syria and helping take out Qassim Soleimani, the leader of the IRGC. That’s unless you want to give him partial credit for the USMCA and Phase I trade deal with China and playing an integral role in de-escalating tensions between North Korea and the other Pacific Rim nations.

Like Trump, Pompeo ceaselessly inveighed against the Iran nuclear deal; it is no coincidence that Trump pulled out of the deal and re-imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic on May 8, 2018, just 12 days after Pompeo was sworn in as secretary. (His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, had advised Trump to stay in the deal.) Pompeo claimed, with swaggering confidence, that the sanctions would compel Tehran back to negotiate a “better” nuclear deal—or possibly force a collapse of the regime. Fast forward to today: Iran’s economy is a wreck, but the regime survives, its hardline factions are stronger than before, and its reactors are closer than ever to churning out an atomic bomb. (President-elect Joe Biden wants to restart the nuclear deal, but Iran’s technological progress and the stiffening of its politics will make this harder to accomplish.)

Thanks to John Kerry’s talks with the Iranians after leaving office, Iran held out in hopes of a Biden administration. The bad news for Biden is that the Arab nations that’ve signed onto the Abraham Accords with Israel hate Iran. The UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan, along with nations like Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait will balk at the US rejoining the JCPOA. They were driven into the Abraham Accords with Israel because of Kerry’s coziness with Iran. Here’s the Abraham Accords Declaration:

President Trump and Mike Pompeo have a lengthy list of foreign policy accomplishments. By contrast, the Obama-Biden administrations has a lengthy list of foreign policy failures.

Susan Page’s sloppy impeachment reporting is worthy of criticism. That’s especially true in light of the fact that John Sullivan, a known left-wing agitator, “can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. He has also shared the video to his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.”

Page’s reporting is indisputably sloppy. Now that Sullivan “was charged Thursday in federal court in Washington after being arrested by the FBI”, it’s safe to say that Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment of President Trump is sloppier than the first impeachment of President Trump. This video lays things out pretty precisely:

That video does a far more accurate job than Ms. Page did. This paragraph from Ms. Page’s article is particularly sloppy in light of the new information:

The storming of the Capitol last week by a mob egged on by the president has brought a rapid judgment not only from the lawmakers whose lives were threatened on that violent day but also from other Americans who bore witness. The nation’s broader culture – from business leaders and bankers to coaches and golf pros and social media platforms – has delivered an unprecedented series of rebukes as well.

Now that we know that left-wing agitators infiltrated the crowd, it’s time to re-examine the theory that this was the work of an angry right-wing mob. This should dispel that myth:

Sullivan also allegedly told Foulger that he had been in the Capitol during the riot, entering through a broken window while wearing a ballistic vest. As protesters climbed over a wall near the Capitol entrance, he allegedly exclaimed in the video, “You guys are f—— savage. Let’s go!”

“There are so many people,” Sullivan’s voice can be heard saying as the camera shows a large group of people making its way toward the building. “Let’s go. This s— is ours! F– yeah. I can’t believe this is reality. We accomplished this s—,” he said at another point “We did this together. F— yeah! We are all a part of this history.”

Thank God we know that President Trump got this mob riled up. At least, that’s the media mob’s storyline. Finally, there’s this:

“There’s this narrative going around right now that Antifa was the people there causing the riots, causing the tension, they were the only people breaking into the Capitol, and I wanted to be able to tell a part of history and show that that was anything but the case,” John Sullivan, the founder of Utah-based Insurgence USA, told Fox News Thursday.

Insurgence USA describes itself as “the revolution.” It began protesting racial injustice in policing last year following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

In August 2020 remarks to a small crowd at a Washington, D.C., intersection, Sullivan pointed to the nearby White House and unleashed a torrent of violent rhetoric. “We … about to burn this s— down,” he said. “We gotta … rip Trump right out of that office right there,” he continued, adding, “We ain’t about … waiting until the next election.” He then led the crowd in a chant of, “It’s time for revolution.”

That confirms that this riot wasn’t President Trump’s making. This shames Nancy Pelosi’s “snap impeachment.” It’s just a replay of the Nick Sandman/Covington Catholic story where the media mob assigned blame, then were forced to retract their stories when the full video came out.

Based on this article, it’s reasonable to question whether the Capitol Hill riot was pre-planned. It’s apparent that this wasn’t a spontaneous reaction.

According to the article, “Evidence uncovered so far, including weapons and tactics seen on surveillance video, suggests a level of planning that has led investigators to believe the attack on the US Capitol was not just a protest that spiraled out of control, a federal law enforcement official says.” That fits with what President Trump said at the Save America rally. At that rally, President Trump said “We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country.”

President Trump didn’t incite insurrection just like Benghazi wasn’t a spontaneous uprising about a video. Benghazi was pre-planned just like the Capitol Hill riot. That means that Impeachment 2.0 is just as illegitimate as the first impeachment. At the end of this video, Nancy Pelosi announced that 232 people voted for impeachent:

That means that:

  1. every Democrat voted for impeachment;
  2. every Democrat voted without hearing a single witness;
  3. every Democrat voted for impeachment because they hate President Trump;
  4. every Democrat voted for impeachment without the House conducting an investigation.

Here’s hoping that Democrats get totally obliterated in the 2022 midterm elections. Here’s hoping that those 10 back-stabbing Republicans lose their primaries, too. Good riddance to those back-stabbers.

Anyone that thinks that Impeachment 2.0 is serious isn’t paying attention. Big Tech’s silencing of Parler is the start of the Far-Left’s authoritarian agenda. Glenn Greenwald’s reporting is frightening.

Throughout the article, he warns of the Far-Left’s real agenda. Nowhere does it come through clearer than when he writes “The liberal New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg pronounced herself ‘disturbed by just how awesome [tech giants’] power is’ and added that ‘it’s dangerous to have a handful of callow young tech titans in charge of who has a megaphone and who does not.’ She nonetheless praised these ‘young tech titans’ for using their ‘dangerous’ power to ban Trump and destroy Parler. In other words, liberals like Goldberg are concerned only that Silicon Valley censorship powers might one day be used against people like them, but are perfectly happy as long as it is their adversaries being de-platformed and silenced (Facebook and other platforms have for years banned marginalized people like Palestinians at Israel’s behest, but that is of no concern to U.S. liberals).”

Then he wrote this:

That is because the dominant strain of American liberalism is not economic socialism but political authoritarianism. Liberals now want to use the force of corporate power to silence those with different ideologies. They are eager for tech monopolies not just to ban accounts they dislike but to remove entire platforms from the internet. They want to imprison people they believe helped their party lose elections, such as Julian Assange, even if it means creating precedents to criminalize journalism.

Paul Wellstone and Hubert Humphrey would be upset. They’d be angry, too, because today’s Democrats have become corporatists and fascists. Wellstone’s love of debate and Humphrey’s libertarianism has disappeared.
This is chilling:

In November, Joe Biden called for unity throughout the nation. Conservatives didn’t take him seriously at the time. Conservatives were proven right that Democrats didn’t really want unity when Nancy Pelosi decided to impeach President Trump with just 8 days left in President Trump’s term in office.

If Democrats impeach President Trump again, it shouldn’t be taken seriously. It shouldn’t be taken seriously because:

  1. Democrats wouldn’t hold impeachment hearings.
  2. Democrats wouldn’t call a single witness.
  3. Democrats haven’t identified a high crime that President Trump has committed.
  4. Democrats would vote on a single article of impeachment in the middle of the night a week before the inauguration.

With only eight days remaining in President Trump’s term, the House of Representatives is barrelling toward a second impeachment vote in the coming days as outrage about the president’s role in the storming of the Capitol by his supporters last week continues to reverberate throughout Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will take two major steps toward impeaching Trump, which would make him the only president to be impeached twice. Tuesday evening, the House will vote after 7:30 p.m. on a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. That amendment sets up a process by which the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet may declare to Congress that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

The vote likely will not happen until very late Tuesday night.

This isn’t something that I’ll take seriously. Democrats accuse President Trump of inciting violence. Pardon the pun but that’s a trumped up charge on steroids. Nowhere in his speech does President Trump call for violence. He does call for “peacefully” marching up to Capitol Hill to protest the House’s actions. That word “peacefully” douses the Democrats’ inauthentic claims with ice-cold water. You can’t incite violence while peacefully protesting.

Democrat Rep. David Cicilline of RI told CNN this morning that they didn’t need an investigation because everyone saw what happened. That’s true but it’s apparent that Democrats didn’t hear what President Trump heard. Democrats continually insist that President Trump incited violence. Either Democrats are liars or they can’t hear straight. I’m betting that they’re liars.

Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since the day after the 2016 presidential election. Democrats lost all credibility after this:

Democrats apparently condone threats and intimidation against Republicans but they’re prepared to impeach a president who didn’t incite violence. That’s why I won’t take the Democrats’ impeachment seriously.

In her statement about Wednesday’s riots on Capitol Hill, Minnesota’s Democrat Sen. Tina Smith said “Today’s attacks on the U.S. Capitol and federal buildings strike at the core principle of our democracy, that the people decide who represents them. The seditionists were incited by the most destructive and anti-democratic President in our history. For too long, some political leaders, especially the President, have used their power and position to fuel distrust in our elections with no evidence and no purpose other than to advance their own personal political power. It’s despicable and runs counter to our oath of office, to protect the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic.”

In addition to lying to Minnesotans, Sen. Smith ignores the behavior of President Barack Obama, Speaker Pelosi and then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. First, Sen. Smith told the Democrats’ lie that there was no evidence of election fraud. That’s an outright lie. The courts didn’t deal with the merits of Georgia’s consent decree or the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s rewriting election law. Election laws that aren’t written by state legislatures aren’t valid. Democrats utilized such ‘laws’ to vote. Those votes shouldn’t count.

Next, when Sen. Smith said that President Trump was the most “anti-democratic President in our history”, she didn’t admit that President Obama got most of his things done with his infamous pen and phone. DACA, DAPA and virtually killing the energy industry were done via executive order or regulations put in place after the 2016 election.

Sen. Smith hasn’t admitted that President Obama’s stimulus bill essentially passed on a party line vote or any good-faith negotiating. That’s when President Obama told Eric Cantor that “We won” before shoving the bill through with Pelosi’s and Reid’s help. Obama, Pelosi and Reid weren’t interested in negotiating, just like AOC isn’t interested in negotiating now.

The Democrat Socialists’ intransigence is creating GOP frustration. When that frustration boils over, there will be hell to pay. I wouldn’t want to be a Democrat then. The Democrats’ agenda isn’t popular outside their cult. Obama, Pelosi, Reid and AOC don’t care about negotiating. AOC said so. Today’s Democrats are perfectly comfortable forcing things down people’s throats. Think back to Pelosi’s most famous statement:

Tina Smith is like Obama, Pelosi, Reid and AOC in that she’s willing to overlook the Democrats’ strong-arm tactics. Smith puts ideology above people, too.