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Saying that Democrats have gone wild with their Biden-Sanders economic plan is understatement. The first topic covered in the Biden-Sanders plan is climate change. It might as well have been written by AOC. It’s that radical:

To reach net-zero emissions as rapidly as possible, Democrats commit to eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035 through technology-neutral standards for clean energy and energy efficiency. We will dramatically expand solar and wind energy deployment through community-based and utility-scale systems. Within five years, we will install 500 million solar panels, including eight million solar roofs and community solar energy systems, and 60,000 made-in-America wind turbines.

The first question I’d have is a simple one. Who’s going to pay for this transformation? In the next paragraph, we get the answer:

Democrats believe that any clean energy infrastructure project financed with federal support, including through the tax code, should come with robust wage and labor requirements. We will build a modern electric grid by investing in interstate transmission projects and advanced, 21st century grid technologies to power communities with clean electricity, including federal support to build sustainable and resilient energy grids in rural America and in tribal areas lacking energy infrastructure. We will reduce methane pollution through robust federal standards and targeted support for repairing and replacing aging distribution systems, which will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, including for the same pipefitters, insulators, and other workers who built the systems in the first place and who know best how to protect our communities from methane pollution.

We the People won’t have a vote on this boondoggle other than this November. The Biden-Bernie brothers will decide since they’re our betters. This is radicalism on steroids:

This means the elimination of fossil fuels. How do you think coal miners in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana will feel about that? Also, that’s the end of mining in the United States because they rely on cheap, reliable fossil fuels. The Virginia pipeline has already been cancelled due to uncertainty.

The things I’ve written about were found on the first 3 pages of the Biden-Bernie Unity Document. It’s a 110-page document. I will be going through the rest of the document and posting the highlights over the rest of the week. I suspect this will be a multi-part series.

After Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s faux America First announcement, Chief White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow shredded the Democrat’s proposal. Kudlow said “We must, we must not go back to high taxes and high regulations, we must not do that. It defies common sense after this pandemic contraction.”

Typical of Democrats’ tax policy, Biden’s plan is to make US corporations pay the highest tax rate in the world. Couple that with oppressive regulations, especially on the energy industry, and you’d set the economy back a decade or more. Right now, the US is energy independent and energy dominant. The Democrat’s regulations would essentially end fracking, send gas prices and heating prices through the roof and force us to rely on foreign supplies of energy again.

Kudlow continued shredding:

I respect them, and they have a right to do what they’re doing. But Mr. Biden’s going to be raising taxes across the board and then some. He said yesterday or the day before he wants to end something called ‘shareholder capitalism.’ We used to call that the investor class and if you buy for the long run you make a fortune for retirement. He’s opposed to that.

Biden said that he wants to bring medical supply chains home from China, which is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, he’s going about it the wrong way. He’s telling companies to return to the US but then telling them that they’ll get hit with the highest corporate taxes in the world:

This is from the Democrats’/Biden/Sanders plan:

Democrats believe there is a better way. We can and must build a thriving, equitable, and globally competitive clean energy economy that puts workers and communities first and leaves no one behind. We will help rebuild our economy from the COVID-19 pandemic and President Trump’s recession by mobilizing historic, transformative public and private investments to launch a clean energy revolution. We will use federal resources and authorities across all agencies to accelerate development of a clean energy economy and deploy proven clean energy solutions; create millions of family-supporting and union jobs; upgrade and make resilient our energy, water, wastewater, and transportation infrastructure; and develop and manufacture next generation technologies to address the climate crisis right here in the United States. And we will do all this with an eye to equity, access, benefits, and ownership opportunities for frontline communities—because Democrats believe we must embed environmental justice and climate justice at the heart of our policy and governing agenda.

Think Solyndra on steroids. Think taxpayer-funded subsidies for more expensive energy that won’t support the manufacturing industry.

Democrats will also mobilize a diverse new generation of young workers through a corps and cohort challenged to conserve our public lands; deliver new clean energy, including to low income communities and communities of color; and address the changing climate, including through pre-apprenticeship opportunities, joint labor-management registered apprenticeships for training, and direct-hire programs that put good-paying and union jobs within reach for more Americans.

TRANSLATION: Using a government command-and-control model, Democrats will pick winners and losers. Forget market forces determining the efficient distribution of investments. The Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders Democrats think they know what’s best.

While primary election vote totals aren’t perfect general election predictors, the often show whether polling is right. If that’s true again this cycle, then Biden’s lead might be more illusion than fact.

In the all-important battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Trump beat Biden in each state. In Wisconsin, Trump beat Biden 616,705 to 581,611. In Ohio, Trump beat Biden 682,843 to 623,186. In Pennsylvania, Trump beat Biden 934,524 to 914,904. In Florida, Trump beat Biden 1,163,000 to 1,077,000.

These vote totals suggest that the polling is off by a significant margin. This puts Biden’s campaign in a bit of a pickle. With his dementia, they can’t really afford to put Biden on an aggressive campaign schedule. They can’t afford to play a run-out-the-clock game either.

Another thing that shows up in these primaries is that President Trump’s base is definitely with him. He’s had some difficult weeks according to DC talking heads but that hasn’t translated into voting margins in swing states. Now, with Biden essentially signing onto Bernie’s agenda and the Squad’s #DefundthePolice agenda, he’s in danger of losing the suburbs.

If Democrats lose the suburbs, they’ll lose the House. They won’t defeat Trump. Their uphill climb of retaking the Senate majority gets quite a bit steeper. Rashida Tlaib’s belief that Democrats need to listen to the anti-police activists is misguided.

Trump also has historic support within his own party, so far winning more than two million more votes than his total in the 2016 primaries — a new record for the most votes ever cast for an incumbent president. Trump has also set dozens of records for votes cast for incumbent presidents in their respective state party primaries and has won more than 94% of all votes cast in the Republican primaries.

Joe Biden’s lead won’t last now that he’s signed onto Bernie’s agenda. Kevin McCarthy thinks that this represents a surrender:

“This is not a unity group, this is surrendering to the socialists,” McCarthy, R-Calif., said. He went on to note that Biden “has been in Washington for more than 40 years” and “hasn’t been able to” to accomplish much on criminal justice reform and other things.

He was instrumental in passing the 1994 Crime Bill, which led to mass incarcerations of African-Americans. President Trump started fixing Biden’s mistake with the First Step Act. Now Biden has signed onto a lite version of Defund the Police. That won’t play well with suburbia.

Anyone that wants to live in the Squad’s America is beyond stupid. Yesterday, they announced that they’d introduce the BREATHE Act. These ingrates are serious about passing this legislation. If you’re wondering what’s in the BREATHE Act, I’ll tell you.

According to the article, the BREATHE Act “would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items.” Among the federal agencies that they’re attempting to shut down are the DEA and ICE. (Perhaps you’ve heard of them?)

At the Democrats’ press availability, Ilhan Omar said that criminal justice reform isn’t enough:

“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform,” she said during an outdoor press conference. “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, [and] in the air we breathe.”

What Ilhan Omar is describing isn’t the United States that the Founding Fathers fought for. Sen. John Kennedy, (R-LA), put it best:


Growing up, I was taught that America was “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” If Biden, Pelosi and Schumer are running things, neither of those things will be true. Biden has said that he wants to transform America. Into what, Joe? This?

Let’s be emphatic about this. Until now, people haven’t talked forthrightly about Joe Biden’s mental instability. I won’t make that mistake. On his best day, Joe Biden is hard-pressed to tell the difference between a Friday in November or a Monday in July. If elected, he’d become the first president removed via the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. That wasn’t a question. That’s a prediction. Watch this, then tell me I’m wrong:


Eight seconds into this video, Biden’s eyes glaze over. He doesn’t know what he’s saying anymore. And that’s reading from a teleprompter! That’s frightening. It’s time for Republicans to stop playing nice. This isn’t a friendly debate over tax policy or education. This is a fight to make sure that the next president isn’t a puppet of the Squad.

Joe Biden used to be a failed politician. Surrounded by Bernie Sanders, the Squad and Chuck Schumer, he’d be a puppet of BLM. within 3 years, the United States wouldn’t be a constitutional republic anymore.

Midwest Joe Biden and Blue Collar Joe Biden are quickly disappearing. In his latest idiot move, Joe Biden announced that he’ll “overturn President Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.” While that doesn’t end Biden’s shot at winning Pennsylvania, it’s like to drive down enthusiasm for him in Rust Belt states.

Energy issues are major issues in the Rust Belt. Energy drives manufacturing and manufacturing drives Pennsylvania and Ohio. Salena Zito explains in this article the importance of the phrase Made In America:

On Tuesday, Trump held a Cabinet meeting to discuss measures to cut red tape so that companies could begin either expanding or starting businesses that will begin making more products here a reality and not just a campaign slogan. “The pandemic has shown, once again, the vital importance of economic independence and bringing supply chains back from China and other countries. I probably got elected, one of the primary reasons was that. ‘Make America Great Again,’ ‘America First’, call it whatever you want,” he said.

Nothing says ‘let’s rely on foreign oil’ like shutting down a major pipeline. That’s the equivalent of telling China, Iran and Russia that the Biden administration wants to be held hostage by those tyrant nations. Nothing says negotiating from a position of weakness like cutting manufacturing jobs in your nation.

AOC environmentalism is the pathway to capitulation to the Chinese, Russians and Iran. President Obama once said that “you can’t drill your way to cheaper gas prices.” The past 3 years, President Trump proved him wrong. During this 2012 speech in New Hampshire, President Obama said that “your bull detector is pretty sharp. You know that we can’t just drill our way to cheaper gas prices.”

Actually, my BS detector is pretty sharp and I know that what President Obama said is pure BS. Biden comes from the same socialist school that couldn’t explain the concept of supply vs. demand if his life depended on it. That’s why it isn’t surprising that VP Biden appointed 2 socialists to his climate change advisory board.

Democrats insist that Biden is a moderate. That depends on how you define moderation. If moderation is defined by comparing him to loons like Stacey Abrams, Bernie Sanders or AOC, then Biden is a moderate. If moderation is defined by whether he accepts time-tested capitalist principles that’ve created wealth, then VP Biden isn’t a moderate.

I’d argue that Biden hid his immoderation by trafficking in gaffes and plagiarism. Finally, I’d argue that President Trump has done more to improve the lives of the African-American community than Biden. Biden created the mass incarceration mess with the 1994 crime bill. President Trump fixed that mess when he signed the First Step Act into law. Biden criticizes capitalism for income inequality. The Trump economy had closed the gap on income inequality, often through cheaper energy prices.

Frankly, if President Trump opens both barrels on accomplishments against Biden, the American people will have an easy decision. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a tight race. It just means the decision will be easy for independents.

Perhaps, Joe Biden shouldn’t think that he’s got the Democrats’ base solidified. After reading this article, it’s clear that his base is split and likely unenthusiastic. By comparison, President Trump’s base is fired up and waiting instructions. Check this out:

Noting the eye-popping voter turnout, Graham credited Democrats for getting more votes than they did in the last cycle. However, Republican voters left no chance for defeat, with a turnout “more akin to, not quite a presidential year, but approaching gubernatorial their rivals at polls,” according to Graham. More than 17,000 votes were cast in the election in which all four council members were vying to protect their seats.

That’s in Virginia. If Biden loses Virginia but flips Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, Trump still wins. That’s a heads-I-win-tails-you-lose situation.

Mrs. Whitsett praised the president at the White House after she recovered from COVID-19 after taking hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old treatment for malaria and lupus that Mr. Trump has touted as a prophylactic or treatment for coronavirus.

Last week, Michigan Democrats censured her:

As a result of her White House appearance, a Michigan Democratic organization censured her. Last week, Mrs. Whitsett filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and several other Democrats, claiming violations of free speech and defamation.

Mrs. Whitsett’s praise for President Trump represents the Democrats’ worst nightmare. She’s African-American, urban and willing to challenge her party elders in a swing state. If that doesn’t represent the Democrats’ nightmare trifecta, what does? If the Democrats want a future, they need someone this articulate, this sensible:

Unfortunately, Rep. Whitsett isn’t considered leftist enough. She’d likely be called Republican lite or something similar to that.

In Pennsylvania, county Democratic leaders rose up to castigate the party’s highest-ranking politician, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. They also slammed Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who led the impeachment effort against Mr. Trump. It is part of a “Democrats for Trump movement,” according to a Washington Post report, that is causing headaches for the party’s county and state leaders in the Keystone State.

I’ve been operating from the position that this election won’t be about right vs. left as much as it’ll be adults vs. children. Joe Biden has changed his positions more times than a chameleon changes colors. Why would blue collar Pennsylvania Democrats stick with Biden are he names AOC and Bernie Sanders to co-chair his climate change advisory panel? That’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

Justin Haskins’ article highlights Biden’s difficulties:

It’s a strategy that has been adopted by virtually every U.S. presidential candidate in modern history: During the primaries, candidates appeal to their base, but after capturing a party’s nomination, campaigns move to the political center to win over undecided voters.

But in this unconventional cycle, Joe Biden is being forced to throw conventional campaigning to the wind. Instead of positioning himself as a centrist, Biden is choosing to move further to the left than ever before to satisfy the demands of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and his radical base of dissatisfied progressives and “Bernie bro” socialists who hate the Democratic Party establishment almost as much as they do free-market capitalism.

Biden is frightened by the prospect of a Bernie Bro rebellion. This means that the Obama coalition is dead. I can’t imagine socialism appealing to affluent suburban voters.

Further, it’s impossible for me to think that the Green New Deal will appeal to Blue Collar America. That’s like a pale of cold water on a hot fire. While it might not put the fire out, it’ll stop it from burning hot. This isn’t the way to unite Democrats. It’s a way to split it in two for a generation.

That’s a Democrat dilemma.

Joe Biden has a Pennsylvania problem and it isn’t going away. Blue Collar Joe disappeared when he promised to stop fracking. He can’t run from that because he’s threatened that multiple times.

He’s trying his best to thread the needle. Biden wants to win over Bernie voters, many of whom are environmental activists, while he holds onto his Blue Collar Joe image. Joe’s problem is that he’s lost that Blue Collar Joe image because he’s been an enthusiastic partner with President Obama in shutting down the fossil fuel industry. Once you’ve gone over to the dark side, there’s really no returning. People might forgive but they won’t forget.

They won’t forget because this isn’t just a job to them. This is their family, their community, their lives.

Jeff Nobers, executive director of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania, estimates there are 30,000 people in the region directly employed by the shale industry “and at least 75,000 more jobs downstream. There is no other way to say this other than this industry is [a] major economic driver in our state.”

Nobers said the Builders Guild covers the 33 counties of western Pennsylvania. “Between the trade unions and the contractors, you’re in the neighborhood of 60,000 people that are either members of unions or they work for contractors or in their offices and so forth,” he said of his organization.

That’s before factoring in these men and women’s families and relatives. I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating. If Democrats don’t flip all of these ‘blue firewall’ states back to blue, there’s no path to victory. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan represent 46 electoral votes. In 2016, President Trump won with 306 electoral votes. That means that he’d get re-elected by simply picking off Wisconsin again. Trump is currently leading there.

He also does not understand why Biden would want to possibly alienate voters of all stripes. “Not just the Democratic Party but the Republican Party and independents,” said Nobers.
Nobers adds these are not just blue-collar jobs, “These are chemists, geologists, people in computer science and technology, as well as electrical, environmental, and chemical engineers, accountants, human resources, and so forth.”
“You also have the security guy at the front desk. It’s not just the people that work right out there in the field. It’s tens of thousands of people in the industry, quite frankly. From the fella working on the pipeline all the way up to the CEO,” he said.

During the Democrats’ Sunday night presidential debate, Bernie Sanders twisted Joe Biden into killing Biden’s presidential hopes. Sanders started by saying “I’m talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can and telling the fossil fuel industry they’re going to stop destroying the planet. Your heart is in the right place but it doesn’t take on the fossil fuel industry.”

Sleepy Joe couldn’t let that stand so he replied “No new fracking and, BTW, on the Recovery Act, I was able to make sure we invested $90,000,000,000 in making sure we brought down the price of solar and wind that is lower the price of coal.” That drew this response from the Twitterverse:


If anyone knows the politics of Appalachia better than Salena Zito, I wouldn’t know who it’d be. I don’t think that person exists. Reading through Ms. Zito’s articles quickly informs people that she travels extensively through what I’d nickname Blue Collar America. She doesn’t just know the area. It’s apparent that it’s part of who she is.

The article continues, saying “Biden’s official climate plan posted on his website does not commit to a fracking ban and allows for the potential of using fossil fuels in the near term while pledging that the United States will reach net-zero emissions by 2050.” I wonder how Sleepy Joe gets around that one.

The truth is that Joe is just a typical sleepy-headed dishonest politician. It’s quite possible that he’ll tell the next gathering of miners that he’d be their best friend in DC, not knowing that video of tonight’s debate exists. In 2004, this two-faced act became nicknamed “Tom Daschle Disease.” Sen. Daschle was the Democrats’ leader in the Senate at the time. In 2005, Sen. Daschle was a year into involuntary retirement.

President Trump based his campaign on connecting with these communities. That’s why he’s nicknamed the “Blue Collar Billionaire.”

At the start of this video, a young lady questioned Bernie Sanders about Joe Biden’s mental health:

Bernie responded by saying “I’m not going to go at that level and attacking…Joe and I have…Look, that’s something for people to decide. All I can say is that Joe and I have very significant political differences and I’m not going to be making any personal attacks on Joe. That’s not what I do.” At that point, the audience applauded spontaneously.

What a total wimp Bernie is. Joe Biden is having major cognitive disturbances. Everyone has noticed them. There’s even a video out by Bill Whittle that says “I’m Joe Biden and I forgot this message.” The video lasts 20+ minutes:

If Sen. Sanders won’t highlight Biden’s mental acuity issues, then he’s a wimp who is selectively tough guy. Back when I was getting started as an activist, we used to talk about a presidential candidate passing the Commander-in-Chief Test. Joe Biden can’t pass anything except the slobbering-old-grandpa-in=the-nursing-home test at this point.

These aren’t gaffes. They’re happening daily. Here’s another incident:

If Bernie wants to be president, he can’t be this wimpy. If he won’t take people on about the big things, then he isn’t a legitimate presidential candidate. Imagine that spineless idiot negotiating with Iran, Russia, China or North Korea. That’s a frightening thought.

Saying that Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday exceeded expectations is understatement. As I write this, Biden has won Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Bernie has won California, Colorado, Utah and Vermont. At this point, Maine remains too close to call.

At this point, Biden leads Bernie in delegates by 88 delegates. To be precise, Biden leads Bernie in delegates by a 390-312 margin. Thus far tonight, Biden had won 341 delegates to Bernie’s 257.

In other Super Tuesday news, the AP is reporting that “Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will reassess on Wednesday whether he should stay in the race after getting disappointing results in Super Tuesday primaries despite spending more than a half billion dollars on his campaign. A person close to the Bloomberg campaign confirmed the deliberations. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter by name and requested anonymity.”

Elizabeth Warren had a disappointing night, too:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was poised to place third in Massachusetts’ Democratic primary, a blow to the liberal lawmaker’s presidential candidacy in a state that sent her to the U.S. Senate twice. The Associated Press declared Joe Biden the winner Tuesday evening, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont trailing in second place with about 62% of the vote reported.

She’s essentially crippled. Finishing second in your home state is bad enough. Finishing third is terrible. This race isn’t over yet, though. Joe Biden still has some glaring weaknesses, which this video does a nice job of highlighting:

The expectation is that Bloomberg and Warren will drop out before the next set of primaries. Also worth noting: Biden supposedly only spent $11,000 in winning Massachusetts. He pulled a Hillary in Minnesota (0 visits) and still won. Apparently, the Democrat Establishment had more to do with Biden winning than Biden had to do with his winning. MSNBC reported on-air that Obama got the word out that Joe was the Establishment’s candidate. Since he allegedly put the word out, Klobuchar and Buttigieg dropped out and the Establishment fell into line. This wasn’t just a win for the Establishment. This represents the best shot at saving Pelosi’s gavel. Jonathan Karl kinda lets the secret out with this tweet:


Joe Biden is still a deeply flawed candidate. No amount of endorsements will hide his flaws. Does anyone seriously think that a guy who hasn’t won a single primary in 3 presidential campaigns finally wins a primary, then wins 9 primaries a week later without visiting some of the states and while spending $11,000 in another state? Anyone that thinks that isn’t mentally fit for office.