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It doesn’t take much thinking to realize that the teachers unions own the Democrats. The dispute is over, too, about whether the teachers unions care most about the dues-paying instructors or the kids. As the saying goes, follow the money. It’s that simple.

Democrats have sided with the unions, who have sided with the teachers. The comparison couldn’t be clearer. While government schools demand more money to re-open, parochial schools and other private schools have been open this entire school year. In Sen. Rubio’s e-letter update, Sen. Rubio highlights just how frightened Democrats are of the teachers unions.

In his e-letter update, Sen. Rubio wrote “For weeks, the Biden Administration has danced around the important issue of reopening our schools, ignoring the science and refusing to side with parents and children over teachers unions. Today, the Biden Administration once again demonstrated that they have no intention of fulfilling the President’s promise to students and families. Having 50 percent of schools offering in-person instruction one day a week is not what millions of parents and students across the nation think of as schools reopening. This goal ignores the fact that over 50 percent of school districts have already offered a fully in-person or hybrid option for all of the 2020-2021 school year.”

This video is spot-on:

It’s time for this spineless idiot in the White House to stand up to the unions and instead stand with students and their parents. Further, it’s time to stop thinking of Biden as a moderate. That’s a myth. He’s as much a radical as Bernie is. This is how stupid things have gotten:

Hen house, meet the fox. This is beyond disappointing. If ever there was a time for a push for a robust school choice program, including an opportunity scholarship program, it’s now. When unions have more control over students’ educations, it’s time to change.

Joe Biden’s message of unity and transparency is spreading across the nation. This week, the Biden administration dispatched Kamala Harris to West Virginia to pitch Biden’s “American Rescue Plan.” Biden’s American Rescue Plan is Biden’s COVID relief plan. Apparently, the Biden administration isn’t that bright at understanding that Kamala Harris isn’t a fantastic fit in West Virginia. (Harris fits West Virginia like Ilhan Omar fits Minnesota’s 7th District.)

Harris is as phony as a $3 bill and as likable as a rattlesnake. That being said, her laugh (cackle?) is a winner. Seriously, though, if you want to pressure Joe Manchin into voting for the American Rescue Plan, you might want to do that before ending the Keystone XL Pipeline and preventing energy exploration on federal lands across the nation.

That’s as tone-deaf as running for US Senate in Wisconsin after saying that you hate cheese, love the Minnesota Vikings and think that Aaron Rodgers is overrated. This won’t help Harris:

A reporter from the station asked Harris why the many Trump supporters in West Virginia should trust the new administration. “Because we have faith in the American people,” she said. “We ran as Democrats, but we are Americans and we will lead as Americans. We want our country to be strong, we want our country to be healthy, we want our children to thrive, and that’s the bottom line. That’s why we’re doing this.”

The Republicans’ reply should be ‘We don’t trust you because a) you’re killing the fossil fuel industry, aka the backbone of the economy, b) you haven’t told the teachers’ union to get back to work and c) you haven’t consulted a single red state/battleground state senator about this relief package.’

With Democrats in charge of the House and Senate and with Joe Biden in the White House, Democrats will try running roughshod over Republicans. If Republicans stand on principle, they’ll roll the Democrats.

During a Monday interview with CNN, Joe Biden admitted what we already knew: that the Democrats’ impeachment is a waste of time. According to the article, “Biden told CNN he believed the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in his term, but said he doesn’t think 17 Republican senators will vote to convict Trump. ‘The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,’ Biden said.”

In other words, the Democrats are wasting the nation’s time. At least this time, they didn’t waste $40,000,000 and 2 and a half years before impeaching President Trump.

But as more alarming details came into focus about the Capitol attack, early discussions among Biden advisers of taking an active role in slowing or trying to somehow manage impeachment were abandoned, aides said, as they’ve become well aware that trying to do so could divide Democrats.

This won’t help Democrats politically. That’s because it’s well-known that the attack was pre-planned. That doesn’t change because Democrats keep pretending that President Trump’s speech incited the riot. The Democrats are well-practiced at pretending that the lie is the truth. Nancy Pelosi is especially well-practiced in that tactic. Ditto with Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. Rand Paul, who’s been ripping partisan Democrats to shreds lately over impeachment, took to the Senate floor this afternoon to excoriate Democrats over impeaching former President Trump:

Joe Biden hates President Trump. Even he knows that this faux trial is a sham, though he isn’t willing to state that to the people in his party. He’s a spineless wimp, whereas other Democrats are just hate-filled idiots who couldn’t think their way out of the proverbial wet paper bag. Businesses are hurting from Democrat governors. Why aren’t these Democrats working on getting the economy open? Why aren’t they trying to fix the problems that Democrats caused through their shutdown orders?

Instead, they’re insistent on this faux impeachment trial. This isn’t a legitimate impeachment process. The chief justice of the Supreme Court is nowhere to be found. The House never called a single witness or investigated the incident of Jan. 6, 2021. What part of those facts sound legitimate? Instead, the officer presiding over this travesty is a bitter partisan Democrat.

Tuesday evening, Rand Paul called for a vote on whether this impeachment is constitutional. The vote was 55 saying it was constitutional, 45 saying it isn’t constitutional. That vote all but officially finishes this impeachment trial. If 45 senators say that the trial is unconstitutional, none of those senators will vote to convict. Since conviction requires 67 votes in the Senate, this trial is over before it starts.

After Joe Biden signed the executive order stopping construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, it didn’t take long before he went to work on shutting down the energy industry. Pennsylvania Joe has had a bullseye on the Keystone State’s blue collar economy since early in the Obama administration.

Now he’s imposing stricter penalties against the energy industry:

Hours after taking office, President Joe Biden made good on a campaign promise to cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Later that day his Interior Department mandated that only top agency leaders could approve new drilling permits over the next two months. Next week, according to people familiar with the plans, Biden will go even further: suspending the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, where the U.S. gets 10% of its supplies.

The actions sent oil producers’ stocks tumbling and raised blood pressure across the industry. “In the first couple of days of the new administration, they are taking actions that will harm the economy and cost Americans their jobs,” said Frank Macchiarola, a senior vice president of policy for the American Petroleum Institute. “We’re concerned, and everyone in the country should be concerned.”

This won’t help the US economy:

Let’s stipulate that we’d be all but officially out of the COVID recession if Nancy Pelosi hadn’t a) sabotaged the latest COVID relief package and b)negotiated in bad faith on that COVID relief package. Let’s not forget that GDP grew at 33.1% in Q3/2020. We were positioned to follow that up with double-digit growth in Q4 and 4%-6% growth in 2021. Those projections have disappeared thanks to Joe Biden’s payoffs to Democrats’ special interest allies, especially the environmental activists that rule the DNC.

Going from energy independence to reliant on Middle Eastern oil and Chinese solar panels isn’t just stupid. It’s dangerous in the longterm and hurtful in the short-term. When gas prices and heating bills spike, I’ll point back to 1//20/21 as the day that Joe Biden set this disaster in motion.

President Trump’s America First policies cared about middle class families. Joe Biden’s and Nancy Pelosi’s policies and tactics put the Democrats’ machine politics agenda first. Remember that the next time you vote.

When Joe Biden signed the executive order ending construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Biden’s message couldn’t have been clearer. The Democrats’ message to the construction unions was ‘Drop dead.’ This is a difficult decision for the Biden administration to defend. When Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg about the pipeline decision, Buttigieg tried spinning the decision by saying “The answer is we are very eager to see those workers continue to be employed in good-paying union jobs, even if they might be different ones.”

It’s painfully obvious that construction unions have gotten hurt by the Biden Administration. Over 1,000 of the people building the Keystone XL Pipeline were laid off Friday, their jobs immediately vaporized by the Biden executive order. Nothing says forgotten like a pink slip with your paycheck on Friday. While Democrats said that they hope those workers find a job, it isn’t likely that’ll happen, at least at the same wage.

Biden campaigned as the union-loving everyman. It took less than a week in office to obliterate that image. Couple that with the outrage of National Guard troops getting exiled to sleeping in a DC parking garage:

Shame on the Biden administration for putting these patriots on a cold floor in a parking garage. Further, there were 25,000+ National Guard troops in DC. That’s far more than were needed by Democrats.

When then-Candidate Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the RNC in 2016, he focused on the people that the Obama-Biden administration ignored:

Joe Biden is a phony. He didn’t fight for Pennsylvania coal miners during the Obama administration. He isn’t fighting for the unions building the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s pretty apparent that he’s fighting for AOC’s Green New Deal, meaning that he’s forgetting, again, about the men who built this country. Biden often says that “the middle class built this nation” and that “the unions built the middle class.”

That’s a snappy-sounding soundbite. I just wish he meant it.

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!

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.

Silicon Valley is getting what it paid for. It’s getting a president of its very own. Anyone who paid attention to the presidential election knows that Silicon Valley put their elbow on the scales of justice to get a president it can call its own. Silicon Valley Democrats now litter Joe Biden’s transition staff.

That’s what they’ve gotten thus far. What they’ll get next will be much more expensive. Silicon Valley’s billionaire Democrats expect Joe Biden’s protection from Republicans like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. That’s why Biden picked Kamala Harris. This article explains much:

Joe Biden has built his long career in government on the back of large corporations and obviously plans to pack his transition team with those who have worked closely with the monopolies in Silicon Valley. Moreover, the Big Tech industry has had nothing but support from California Attorney General Harris during its recent rise and it is clear that the vice president-elect will do nothing to disturb Big Tech. Harris has even publicly stated that she is against breaking up monopolies like Facebook and Google. Ultimately, this is the fate leftists chose when they decided to back Biden as the Democratic candidate with the hopes of pushing his policies left.

That’s just part of it. Here’s more:

The teams are charged with planning for the incoming presidency, holding sway over thousands of political and staff appointments, including positions atop the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and leading the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Facebook is fending off regulatory action by the FTC, with Google fighting off the Department of Justice.

“Big Tech understands the executive branch. They know that beyond antitrust and communications policy, from trade law to defense contracting and beyond, Big Tech has an enormous amount at stake with how Biden chooses to staff his administration and what initial policies it implements,” the Revolving Door Project’s Jeff Hauser told the Washington Examiner.

Tucker Carlson spent lots of time explaining what this means to the Biden administration. In this segment, Candace Owens helped him explain things:

This is one of the segments on Outnumbered. It’s self-explanatory:

Dropbox Head of Public Policy Ted Dean has joined the Commerce Department team, where he spent three years as deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary working on digital trade, privacy, and data issues, according to a biography. Dean is the former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, where he ran a tech, media, and telecom consulting firm for 16 years advising U.S. companies.

Will Fields, a senior associate at Sidewalk Labs, a technology and “urban innovation” firm owned by Google parent company Alphabet, and Nicole Isaac, a senior public policy director at LinkedIn, are on the Treasury Department teams.

Amazon’s director of international tax planning, Tom Sullivan, has joined the State Department team, while Mark Schwartz, enterprise strategist for Amazon Web Services, is on the Office of Management and Budget team. Last month, the transition quietly added four new Facebook and Google employees to its agency review teams, Politico reported.

The Biden-Harris administration is bought and paid for. Silicon Valley wins. Democrat censors win. These oligarchs will do their best to make sure that conservatives lose. That’s the plan.

Joe Biden’s speech after his Electoral College victory was mercifully brief. What it lacked in length was made up for with boasts. Early in the speech, Biden said “In the start of this pandemic, this crisis, many were wondering how many Americans would actually vote at all. But those fears proved to be unfounded. We saw something very few predicted, even thought possible, the biggest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America, a number so big that this election now ranks as the clearest demonstration of the true will of the American people, one of the most amazing demonstrations of civic duty we’ve ever seen in our country.”

Carefully omitted from that statement is the fact that Democrats used the courts to weaken the safeguards to voting. Signature matches weren’t like they were in 2016. In Nevada, signature matching was a major fight. This article highlights how Democrats rigged the election:

After Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced that June’s primary would be conducted primarily by mail, Democrats sued. Among other demands, they wanted more than one in-person polling place per county, ballots mailed to inactive voters and the elimination of signature verification. The Clark County Commission is filled with Democrats, so what happened next isn’t surprising. The county decided to give the litigious groups almost everything they wanted.

Rigging the system like that predictably leads to lower rejection rates and higher vote tallies. It wasn’t civic duty that drove vote totals higher. Officialized cheating drove vote totals higher.

After that, Biden’s speech went downhill:

These numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they do so now. If anyone didn’t know before, they know now. What beats deep in the hearts of the American people is this, democracy, the right to be heard, to have your vote counted, to choose leaders of this nation, to govern ourselves.

We don’t live in a democracy. We live in a constitutional republic. Democracy is just a fancy name for mob rule. A constitutional republic guarantees rights from “Nature’s God” that government isn’t allowed to strip from We The People.

When did we hear from Biden or Harris? Biden talked to the press just often enough to stay visible. Harris was mostly used as a Barbie doll to remind people he’d picked a black woman as his running mate.

In America, politicians don’t take power, people grant power to them. The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago.

The exception is when Big Tech and the corporate media team with the Democrats in preventing We The People from hearing about the Democrats’ presidential candidate’s son’s international scandals. This wasn’t a free and fair election. This election was rigged by the DNC, Big Tech and the corporate media who refused to ask Biden tough questions.