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Susan Rice apparently sees her post-Obama administration role as being an apologist for the Communist Chinese Party, aka the CCP. It should frighten Americans that she was President Obama’s National Security Adviser during his entire second term.

Appearing on Andrea Mitchell’s show on MSDNC yesterday, Rice said “the Trump administration’s description of the coronavirus as the ‘Wuhan virus’ is unacceptable and undermines global cooperation.” That’s interesting since China hasn’t exactly cooperated with the Western Hemisphere, especially in terms of telling us that a lethal virus had started in Wuhan.

The truth is that the Chinese still aren’t helping in terms of information. They insist that things are fine but they’ve just cancelled their professional basketball season. Is that proof that things are just fine? I don’t think so.

Rice added “It doesn’t serve us well, it doesn’t serve the objective of squelching the virus globally, to brand in nationalistic, or xenophobic, or racist terms. We all have to work together…”

Tell that to the CCP. They’re the ones cooking the books. They’re the ones that just re-opened the wet markets where this plague started. Check out how Rice defends the CCP and criticizes Secretary of State Pompeo in this interview:

Rice’s first implication here is that the need for cooperation means it is wrong to criticize China in any regard over the virus, even though the Chinese Communist Party’s deception led to its catastrophic mishandling of the virus in the outbreak’s earliest stages. You know, when the virus might just have been stopped from becoming a global pandemic.

This is the Obama administration’s appeasement strategy in action. China shouldn’t be criticized for igniting this pandemic. To say that is racist. This is the Democrats’ typical play. When backed into a corner, which Democrats frequently are, they start shouting ‘Racist’ at the top of their voices. It’s gotten to the point where people simply ignore them.

At the top of the RealClearPolitics website is an ad asking people to thank President Obama “for fighting to defeat Trump in 2020.” Here’s what it looks like:

President Obama might’ve been the smoothest-talking president in history but his policies stunk. Did his Iran Treaty guarantee nuclear peace into perpetuity? Did the Paris Climate Accords finish climate change? Oh wait. The negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran, handled so deftly (not really) by John Kerry were a masterpiece for artists who use crayons. It was so fatally flawed that it couldn’t be submitted as a treaty. It was so fatally flawed that dozens of Democrats voted against it.

The JCPOA and the Paris Climate Accord are now history. Prior to the Wuhan Virus, the Trump economy was hitting on all cylinders. The minute the virus is part of history, the economy will jump back to life. Unemployment is at 50-year lows. Consumer confidence is high. Companies are moving back from China. Other than that, the Trump economy is pretty mediocre.

President Trump’s handling of the virus crisis gets mixed grades. The mixed messaging definitely isn’t a positive. His travel bans deserve high grades, though. Wiping out the red tape at CDC that allowed the private sector to get involved in testing was brilliant. Why that wasn’t done sooner is testimony to President Obama’s obedience to big government.

It’s time to do what works and fix what doesn’t. Trusting government doesn’t work. Another 4 years of President Trump should fix lots of things.

H/T to Powerline’s Scott Johnson for highlighting this:


This must stop. Biden’s family must intervene ASAP. Constantly forgetting people’s names, especially your boss’s, brings into question whether Biden is still competent. At this point, I’m not certain he is.

It’s cruel to let a man that’s clearly having difficulties make a fool of himself while the whole world is watching. The DNC doesn’t care, though. Tom Perez hasn’t stopped at anything to prevent Bernie from being the Democrats’ nominee. Perez hasn’t hidden the fact that he’ll change the rules to prevent Tulsi Gabbard from participating in debates. But I digress.

It’s painfully obvious that Biden’s mind isn’t right. These aren’t like his previous gaffes, either, like when he told President Obama it was a big effing deal about Obamacare. That’s just a foul-mouthed old fart acting like a wise-ass. This isn’t like Biden talking about going to 7-11 stores without “a slight Indian accent”:

Nothing in those situations suggests that he’s lost command of his memories. The videos at the top of this post raise questions whether Biden’s mind is right enough to be the leader of the free world. Frankly, I’m not certain, at this point, he’s capable of running a neighborhood lemonade stand.

This article is built on the myth that there’s such a thing as a moderate Democrat. That critter hasn’t existed since President Obama’s inauguration. In 2007, Margaret Anderson-Kelliher, then the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, insisted that the DFL majority was a fiscally moderate caucus. Less than 2 months later, DFL Rep. Cy Thao told GOP Rep. Steve Gottwalt at a committee hearing that “When you guys win, you get to keep your money. When we win, we take your money.

That same year, when asked about all the tax hikes hidden in his transportation bill, DFL State Sen. Steve Murphy saidI’m not trying to fool anybody. There’s a lot of taxes in this bill.” The DFL of 2007 isn’t as nutty as today’s DFL.

Democrat superdelegates are planning how to steal the Democrats’ presidential nomination from Bernie Sanders. They aren’t hiding their plans. They’re simply telling reporters what they’re planning and why they’re motivated to steal the nomination from Sen. Sanders:

From California to the Carolinas, and North Dakota to Ohio, the party leaders say they worry that Mr. Sanders, a democratic socialist with passionate but limited support so far, will lose to President Trump, and drag down moderate House and Senate candidates in swing states with his left-wing agenda of “Medicare for all” and free four-year public college.

Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich announced that he’s writing a book about House Democrats that he calls “the radical 200.” Newt then said that “the entire Democratic Party is marching off a left-wing cliff. There’s a bill, for example, that would raise the FICA Tax, your Social Security tax, by 19% and they had 206 Democrats signed onto it.”

Social Security is the third rail of American politics. Anyone that thinks that these Democrats aren’t in huge trouble is kidding themselves. That’s political suicide. Ed Morrissey puts it quite succinctly in this post:

The superdelegates and other party officials are warning Pelosi and Schumer that vacillation will cost them their party, one way or the other. It’s not just the megadonors who see Sanders as a disaster on a grand enough scale that they’re willing to risk utter ruination to stop it. If the party leaders won’t lead, these same establishment figures will start looking for replacements who can.

When people claim that Sanders’ rise is not really that big of a deal and that he’s not as extreme as he’s being painted, they should read this NYT report carefully. Democrats aren’t making these kinds of plans over someone who’s just a skosh off their center. They know Sanders better than most, and they’re outright scared of putting him within voting range of the White House, enough to burn the party to the ground to stop it. That tells us all we need to know about Sanders.

Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party doesn’t exist anymore. Barack Obama’s Democratic Party exists by its fingertips. By the time the electors assemble in the state capitols, that Democratic Party will be almost as extinct as the Dodo Bird. The so-called moderates sound moderate until they get their election certificates. That’s when they turn into AOC supporters.

Democrats would be wise in the long-term if they jettisoned Bernie, AOC, et al. They wouldn’t have to sound totally nutty on the environment. Democrats wouldn’t have to treat farmers and other blue collar workers like dirt like AOC treats them like dirt. Best of all, Democrats wouldn’t have to live in fear of getting primaried.

With more information coming out about Tomeka Hart, the foreperson on the Roger Stone trial, it’s time to question Democrats like Sen. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. It’s another classic case of Democrats jumping to conclusions before gathering facts. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Hint: YES! But I digress.

Before illustrating just how two-faced Pelosi is, let’s play a clip of her from this morning’s press conference:

Next, let’s play a short game of Alan Dershowitz’s shoe-on-the-other-foot game. Let’s swap out Roger Stone’s name and swap in Peter Strzok’s name. Next, let’s swap out President Trump’s name and swap in President Obama’s name. I’m betting that the odds of Democrats complaining about President Obama making comments about reducing the prison sentence for Peter Strzok is virtually nonexistent.

I’m not basing this entirely on theory. I’m basing that opinion at least partially on President Obama’s statements prior to the infamous Beer Summit with President Obama, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley. Shortly thereafter, President Obama was asked what he thought of the confrontation. Here’s what he said:

For Pelosi to call for Bill Barr’s resignation is ridiculous. For these DOJ lawyers to make such a harsh recommendation is ridiculous, too. If these attorneys hadn’t quit, they should’ve been fired. Period. Today on Dana Perino’s program, Trey Gowdy, a former U.S. Attorney who never lost a case, said that he never made a sentence recommendation. When asked if he thought the sentence was too much, Gowdy explained the sentencing guidelines before telling Dana Perino that he knew violent criminals who got less than the 7-to-9 years.

In recent days, pundits have started speculating whether Joe Biden’s cheese has slid totally off the cracker. That’s a fair question. It’s equally fair, in my opinion, to ask if the cheese is sliding off of Nancy Pelosi’s cracker. In my estimation, she’s starting to lose it.

When it comes to dovish presidential candidates, this year’s Democrats look more like 1972 than any other bunch of dovish Democrats. Kim Strassel’s article highlights just how leftist this year’s Democrat frontrunners are. Let’s start with Bernie Sanders’ dovishness.

Strassel writes “Voters now know that a President Bernie Sanders would not take action against Iran or other rogue regimes, no matter how many red lines they cross. Mr. Sanders will take no step that might bring us anywhere closer to ‘another disastrous war’ or cost ‘more dollars and more deaths.'” Honestly, I’m not certain Bernie would have any red lines. Thankfully, we won’t have to worry about that since he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the general election. That being said, he’s got a decent shot at winning the Democrats’ presidential nomination.

Then there’s Elizabeth Warren:

A President Elizabeth Warren would similarly offer a pass to leaders of U.S.-designated terrorist groups, at least if they have an official title. The Trump strike, she said, amounted to the “assassination” of “a government official, a high-ranking military official.”

Richard Nixon was right when he said that “the world is a terrible neighborhood to live in.” Anyone that thinks that these Democrats are prepared to be commander-in-chief is kidding themselves. People this dovish aren’t prepared for the harsh responsibilities of making difficult decisions on a moment’s notice. This interview is proof that Elizabeth Warren isn’t bright enough to be commander-in-chief:

Anyone that thinks that the US isn’t safer as a result of killing Maj. Gen. Soleimani doesn’t pass the commander-in-chief test. Sen. Warren thinks we aren’t safer now than we were 3 years ago. Right after 9/11, we were told that killing terrorists created more terrorists. After the US took out the Taliban and things settled down a little bit, we were told that the Arab street respected “the strong horse.” It’s time to stop thinking that these Democrats have a clue about national security/terrorism. They don’t. They’re idiots. The guy in the White House is the only person currently running that I’d trust with these matters. Trusting Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg or Warren with national security, terrorism or foreign policy is foolish.

Iranian protesters are doing what President Obama didn’t do. They’re protesting against the Iranian regime and “demanding that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down.” In 2009, President Obama refused to side with protesters after the Iranian regime stole a rigged election. President Obama had an agenda to achieve and Iran’s dissidents stood in the way of that.

In this article, national security reporter Eli Lake exposes the Obama administration’s disgusting plans. In the article, Lake wrote “Obama wasn’t just reluctant to show solidarity in 2009, [Obama] feared the demonstrations would sabotage his secret outreach to Iran. In his new book, “The Iran Wars,” Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon uncovers new details on how far Obama went to avoid helping Iran’s green movement. Behind the scenes, Obama overruled advisers who wanted to do what America had done at similar transitions from dictatorship to democracy, and signal America’s support.”

Earlier this week, Republicans correctly said that Gen. Soleimani had blood on his hands, which is true. Thanks to Lake’s reporting, it’s apparent that President Obama has blood on his hands, too. If President Obama hadn’t sabotaged the Green Revolution in 2009, it’s definitely possible that the Khamenei regime would’ve fallen. It’s possible that a nastier regime could’ve taken over but it’s equally true that a more pro-young people regime would’ve won, too. Almost three-fourths of the people in Iran are 35 or younger. Masih Alinejad published this tweet from today’s protests:


This is what patriotism looks like:

Obama cared more about his legacy than he cared about helping these Iranian patriots topple an evil dictator. In fact, Obama let these people get trampled just so he could negotiate a terrible deal with Iranian monsters like Khamenei and Soleimani. Khamenei oppressed the people while Soleimani terrorized the region. Unlike President Obama, though, President Trump isn’t worried about his legacy. He’s worried about doing the right thing by the Iranian people. That’s why he tweeted these messages to Iran’s dissidents:


That’s the difference between a true patriot who’s fighting for what’s right and a desperate politician who wants to build a legacy. President Obama didn’t act like a patriot. If he had, Iran’s people might’ve been delivered from their government’s oppression and Obama might’ve built a legitimate legacy. Here’s what Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted in support of Iran’s people:


Can you picture John Kerry tweeting such a message? I can’t either.

Saying that the Democrats have a candidate crisis this presidential election cycle is understatement. It isn’t just about the Democrats’ candidates, though that’s part of their problem. Part of their problem is that they’ve alienated their traditional base. Specifically, Democrats alienated blue collar workers and industrial unions. It’s more than interesting that Democrats have pushed aside unions like the UAW, Teamsters and United Mine Workers.

In this LTE, Rob Braun wrote “Middle America feels as if no one on the coast is taking their views and opinions seriously. The coastal liberal elites don’t want to hear that they aren’t happy with the moral and social re-engineering they promote. Or, calling Middle America bigots because they adhere to traditional sexual standards. And more importantly, the elites haven’t done a very good job at convincing middle America that their experiment in social and moral re-engineering is the best way of structuring a healthy and functional society.”

That’s certainly a significant part of why Democrats are pushing aside people of faith and rural America. When President Obama demonized people living in “small towns in Pennsylvania”, he criticized these people, saying that it isn’t “surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

That’s an invitation for rural voters to abandon Democrats. That’s what those voters did in 2016. President Trump capitalized on the situation, promising these voters that his policies would revive rural America’s economy. President Trump has delivered on that promise. Remember President Obama mocking then-Candidate Trump about promising to improve the US economy? I remember it because of this:

Longtime Democrat operative Mark Jaede responded to Braun:

It seems that the author thinks the Democratic Party should throw LGBT people and people of color under the bus in order to win votes from socially conservative rural white people.

I disagree. We won’t win by pandering to anti-gay people. We won’t win by dismissing the struggle against racism as “identity politics.” We won’t win by concerning ourselves with how many counties have GOP majorities. We will win by fielding a candidate who can offer Democrats in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia, and North Carolina a reason to turn out and vote.

As long as Joe Biden promises to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, as long as Bernie promises to spend $16,300,000,000,000 on his version of AOC’s Green New Deal, as long as the entire Democrat field promises to decriminalize illegal immigration and give illegal immigrants free health care, Democrats will continue losing those states cited by Prof. Jaede, with the possible exception of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

One of the links in TakeAction Minnesota’s weekly newsletter was to this article on Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal proposal. According to Kenza Hadj-Moussa, TakeAction Minnesota’s Communications Director, “Bernie Sanders rolled out a climate plan today that seems designed to terrify fossil fuel executives. And we love it.” Bernie’s plan is beyond utterly unrealistic. It’s frightening that a top Democrat presidential candidate could be this stupid. Unfortunately, Bernie’s that stupid and then some:

There are novel, meaty policy proposals that make Sanders’s proposal stand out from an already ambitious field: a cash-for-clunkers and financial assistance program to scale up electric vehicle usage, and plans to boost public transit ridership 65 percent by 2030; a requirement that the Congressional Budget Office work with the Environmental Protection Agency to give new legislation a “climate score,” like the budget scores it currently doles out; and abiding by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to ensure the free, prior, and informed consent by Indigenous peoples.

TakeAction Minnesota is part of the DFL’s labyrinth of activist outlets. TAM thinks that boosting transit ridership 65% within 10 years is achievable. No sane person thinks that. TAM, aka TakeAction Minnesota, thinks that giving Native American tribes veto power over fossil fuel projects is a fantastic thing. TAM thinks that ending “fossil fuels imports and exports” is a great idea. What type of idiot thinks that’s smart economically? These guys:

Sanders outlines an expansive system, building on the resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey in April, that would generate publicly owned clean energy and 20 million new jobs.

First, it’s insulting that they think there’s that many net new jobs to be created through the Democrats’ Green New Deal. If TAM thinks that, then they’re using illegal drugs. Either that or they’re that stupid. Next, anyone that thinks that there isn’t tons of corruption within the environmental activist community is kidding themselves. (Think Solyndra, etc.)

It’s clear that the DFL is attached to the Democrat fringe. Today’s Democrat Party has virtually nothing to do with Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party. In Detroit, presidential candidate after Democrat presidential candidate criticized President Obama’s signature accomplishment, Obamacare. Now Tina Smith wants to pretend that she’s a moderate or a centrist? I don’t think so.

As I’ve said before, a moderate Democrat is one campaigning for office. Once they’re elected, Democrats suddenly start talking about their mandate, etc.

President Obama is the last politician who should speak out against mass shootings. After President Obama’s statement Monday, President Trump noted that “President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of control.” It’s fair to say that President Obama’s language was more restrained than President Trump’s language.

What isn’t fair is to say that President Trump’s language has contributed to these mass shootings. That’s nothing except sloppy rationalization. It doesn’t have anything to do with the truth.

As was often his habit, President Obama characterized himself as the arbiter of truth and the American way. In 2016, Americans rejected that narcissism and elected President Obama’s opposite when they elected President-Elect Trump. In his statement, President Obama said, in part, “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”

I don’t recall President Obama criticizing anti-Semitic Democrats like Rashida Tlaib or Ilhan Omar compare Jews with animals. President Obama certainly didn’t criticize Louis Farrakhan for his anti-Semitic dehumanizing comments. There certainly isn’t anything on the record with President Obama criticizing #BlackLivesMatters for this:

Then there’s Joaquin Castro’s tweet:


I’m so thankful that Democrats aren’t doxing people and putting their lives at risk from Antifa thugs. Joaquin Castro is a thug. He should be fired by his constituents for threatening people for being political activists.

The truth is that President Obama is just the highest-profile Democrat political thug. He certainly isn’t the only Democrat political thug.