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It isn’t surprising to anyone that’s paid attention to Nancy Pelosi that she doesn’t give a damn about the United States. The past 18 months, though, she’s really ‘upped’ her game. Specifically, Pelosi has dragged the United States through a fiasco (impeachment), then a pandemic. The US economy was hitting on all cylinders just a couple months ago. You remember 2 months ago, right? That’s when Pelosi’s Democrats dragged President Trump through a farcical impeachment that was mostly hearsay testimony and Adam Schiff’s theatrics.

Back in the real world, President Trump was dealing with the Wuhan virus. Despite President Trump’s travel restrictions, which Sellout Joe Biden called “xenophobic and racist”, scientists like Anthony Fauci and Debbie Birx stepped forward and said that President Trump’s decision bought the world time to buy time and prepare for this pandemic.

What did Pelosi’s Democrats do with that additional time? They put together legislation with this crap in it:


Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Little Chuckie Schumer, are holding this coronavirus stimulus bill hostage while workers get laid off. Democrats fight for $15/hr. while real workers get laid off. Why should I think that Democrats give a damn about Americans? I only trust things that I have proof for. Right now, I don’t proof that Democrats give a damn about anything except partisanship.

This post by a very good friend of LFR says it all:

Make sure and stop past Jeff’s blog and check out his entire post on this subject. It’s well worth your while.

According to Katie Pavlich’s article, this is what prevented the Democrats from reaching agreement on the emergency stimulus bill:

According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill, in order to move forward with any kind of relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:

  1. Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
  2. A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
  3. Required early voting
  4. Required same day voter registration
  5. Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
  6. Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
  7. Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
  8. Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
  9. Federal $15 minimum wage
  10. Permanent paid leave
  11. Study on climate change mitigation efforts

People are getting laid off and this is Nancy Pelosi’s priorities list? Seriously? That isn’t a priorities list. It’s a special interest’s wish list. The thought that Senate Democrats would put a hold emergency financial assistance hostage for these things is beyond unethical. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi should be thrown out of DC for that type of bad-faith negotiating. You know you’ve gone too far when Susan Collins gets this irate:

Roger Simon nailed it in this column:

But the Dems don’t seem to be listening, at least as of this writing, and remain determined to squeeze every molecule of advantage while the nation and its healthcare professionals suffer. They also risk fully tanking the U.S. economy and affecting the welfare of its citizens for years.

The economy is tanking? What do Democrats care? They want $15/hr. minimum wage nationwide. That isn’t all Democrats want. Democrats want “retirement plans for community newspaper employees”, too. Democrats want “paid permanent leave”, too. Democrats aren’t the party of the little guy anymore. They’re the party of the special interests. Blue collar workers can go to hell as far as the Democrats can go. Paul Wellstone and Hubert Humphrey are turning over in their graves this moment.

The American people shouldn’t give Democrats any levers of power for the next 30 years after pulling a stunt like that. Jason Lewis criticized Tina Smith’s votes this way:

Senator Tina Smith is gambling with thousands of Americans’ lives. It’s disgusting and it needs to stop today. At the direction of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Tina Smith has been voting to block the coronavirus relief package. Until families and small businesses across Minnesota are put back to work (which must happen as soon as possible), they continue to struggle to get by. But shockingly, obstructionist Senate Democrats are holding up relief based on carbon footprints? It’s egregious and every American should be outraged.

Minority Whip James Clyburn made the Democrats’ intentions perfectly clear when he called the relief package ‘a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.’ Senator Cory Booker said the bill should be used to ‘reform corporate culture.’ To Senate Democrats, this relief bill isn’t about helping Americans who suddenly find themselves struggling financially in the face of this virus. Instead, they see it as a political tool to push their radical agenda, including the Green New Deal.

Unlike these partisans in Congress, Minnesotans and Americans are united against one common enemy. Doctors and nurses on the front lines are risking their lives and manufacturers are retooling. They badly need our support. Tina Smith must immediately put aside the partisan politics and put the needs of the American people first.

Tina Smith, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats don’t give a damn about America. With the nation facing this crisis, the Democrats’ priority has been the Green New Deal. Are you seriously kidding me? Chuckie Schumer finds a microphone every 2 hours, then repeats the line ‘We’re getting close to a deal.’

The people whose lives are getting ruined by the Democrats’ obstruction don’t give a damn, Chuckie. We need a deal done yesterday. If you gave a damn about the people who make this nation great, you would’ve finished this deal. You don’t give a tinker’s damn. This November, you’ll give a damn when We The People throw Democrats out of office en masse from the House and Senate.

Now that Ms. Pelosi has stuck her partisan Democrat nose into the middle of serious bipartisan negotiations on a coronavirus-related stimulus package, it’s only a matter of time before she gets rolled by Sen. Mitch McConnell — again. Based on this article, Pelosi’s House Democrat bill is a strictly partisan bill filled with items unrelated to the virus.

For instance, “Pelosi reportedly was seeking a ‘laundry list’ of items to be included in the legislation, including wiping out up to $10,000 in student loan debt per person and securing election-security funding.” These items have nothing to do with the virus or the stimulus. They should be ignored. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should immediately announce that the Senate won’t consider bills unless they’re clean bills and they’re related to the virus or to the stimulus.

This statement stinks to high heaven:

“It’s on the Senate side now because that’s their deadline for a vote, but we’ll be introducing our own bill and hopefully it’ll be compatible with what they discussed on the Senate,” Pelosi told reporters early Sunday.

Pelosi knows that the Democrats’ bill won’t be anything like the Senate bill. First, the House Democrats’ bill won’t be a negotiation between Republicans and Democrats. Speaker Pelosi demands things from people. She doesn’t negotiate. She dictates terms. At least, that’s what she does until she runs into Mitch McConnell. Then she gets her arse kicked.

This article explains why Pelosi and Schumer intervened after a day of bipartisan negotiations. According to the article, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Democrats are now writing their own bill in the House. That measure is likely to include protections for workers, unemployment insurance expansion beyond what is in the Senate bill, and partial student loan forgiveness.

What does student loan forgiveness have to do with anything? This is a perfect example of Pelosi following Rahm Emanuel’s guide to governing. That’s the one that says Democrats “shouldn’t let a crisis go to waste” in trying to get a few extra goodies.

They also seek hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to states to help them deal with medical costs associated with the coronavirus. The Senate bill includes $110 billion, but Democrats say it’s not enough to address the shortages of protective gear and equipment for healthcare workers.

“It falls short of what medical providers need,” Sen. Joe Manchin, a key centrist Democrat from West Virginia, said ahead of the vote.

Like other Democrats, Manchin is drifting further left by the day. Why not turn this bill into AOC’s Green New Deal while you’re at it. That’s where the Democrats appear headed with this.

This is proof that Democrats can’t be trusted to be serious. If you want seriousness during a crisis, you need Republicans led by Mitch McConnell. During his speech after the Democrats defeated a procedural motion to start debate on the stimulus bill, Sen. McConnell said “We have an obligation to the American people to deal with this emergency and deal with it tomorrow. And if we don’t, I want everyone to fully understand, you’ve seen everyone that’s on record. Now I’ve conspicuously avoided trying to turn this into any partisan effort for two days. But it’s pretty clear what’s going on here.”

Let’s be clear about this. Democrats need to stop hating employers. That’s who they are right now. Elizabeth Warren’s stump speech and her speech on the Senate floor. The worst part is that Elizabeth Warren used to work as a lawyer for the corporations to help them shaft the people she now claims to care about. She’s a total phony.

This could turn into quite the political fiasco for Democrats if Democrats don’t support the stimulus. Sen. Susan Collins said “the move by Democrats is irresponsible and unwise. They are playing with fire.” When a moderate like Susan Collins makes a statement like that, it’s time to pay attention. ASAP. Accusing Sen. Collins, (R-ME), of being a corporate shill is difficult fight.

Ed Morrissey notes that the Democrats’ favorite impeachment Republican isn’t impressed with the Democrats’ stunt:

UPDATE: I should’ve read this article before publishing the post about Pelosi’s Christmas tree. Here’s additional information on Pelosi’s obstruction:

Pelosi reportedly was seeking a “laundry list” of items to be included in the emergency legislation, including wiping out up to $10,000 in student loan debt per person and securing election-security funding.

This legislation is a distraction. It isn’t worth discussing. Still, this doesn’t surprise me, especially coming from Ms. Pelosi.

Sen. McConnell should immediately announce that the Senate won’t consider anything except clean bills that deal exclusively with the coronavirus and the coronavirus-related stimulus. That’d end Pelosi’s legislation in its tracks.

Last night, partisan Democrats squashed a week of bipartisanship by returning to the Democrats’ partisan ways. Democrats voted to not start debate on a much-needed stimulus bill. According to Sen. Mitch McConnell, things had been going well with the bipartisan working groups. The problems started when Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer entered the picture.

Suddenly, without warning, Democrats objected to the creation of what they called a “slush fund for corporations.” It isn’t surprising that Sen. Pocahontas triggered Democrats to jump on that warpath. This fight isn’t over, though, because Sen. McConnell “entered a motion to reconsider the measure and said he’d bring it up again for a vote by Monday”:

“We’ll have this…vote again at some point of my choosing and hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room and understand the gravity of the situation and the need to act before the markets go down further and the American people become even more depressed about our lack of ability to come together under the most extraordinary of circumstances,” he said.

This is stupidity on display. You can’t create jobs if you don’t have employers. Here’s Mitch speaking on the defeat of the motion on the Senate floor:

Notice what he said about a minute into his speech:

Now the build up to this, so everybody fully understands, is that we had a high level of bipartisanship in five different working groups over the last 48 hours. Where members who were participating were reaching agreement.

And then all of a sudden, the Democratic leader and the Speaker of the House shows up. And we’re back to square one. So we’re fiddling here. Fiddling with the emotions of the American people, fiddling with the markets, fiddling with our health care.

Saying that Sen. McConnell was fired up is understatement. Here’s more of what he said:

So we’re fiddling here. Fiddling with the emotions of the American people, fiddling with the markets, fiddling with our health care. The American people expect us to act tomorrow and I want everyone to fully understand, if we aren’t able to act tomorrow, it’ll be because of our colleagues on the other side continuing to dither when the country expects us to come together and address this problem.

Now, I’ve changed my vote which gives me the opportunity to reconsider at a different time. That is all I can do in the face of this obstruction. Look, I can understand obstruction when you’re trying to achieve something. This obstruction achieves nothing, nothing whatsoever other than prevent us from getting into a position where there are literally 30 more hours that they could use to continue to dither.

“So at a time when the country is crying out for bipartisanship and cooperation — and we saw that over the last 48 hours when regular members of the Senate, not in the leadership office, not in the speaker’s office, for goodness sake, she’s the speaker of the House, not the speaker of the senate — we don’t have one. We were doing just fine until that intervention.

Speaker Pelosi shouldn’t have intervened. She’s part of the problem. She isn’t part of the solution. Pelosi insists that House Democrats are putting a bill together.

That’s laughable since the House is out on recess. The Democrats’ bill will necessarily be a partisan bill because they won’t have included Republicans in the drafting of the bill. Pelosi’s Democrats specialize in hyperpartisanship. Working through a crisis requires bipartisanship. Ms. Pelosi isn’t capable of bipartisanship.

Remember that this November when you’re voting. Electing a Democrat means re-electing Ms. Pelosi as Speaker. That, in turn, means 2 additional years of Pelosi’s obstructionism.

The negotiations between Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin have been ongoing all day. Hopefully, Ms. Pelosi won’t attempt to pull the type of stunt she tried pulling with last night’s bill. Last night’s bill is best described as a special interest’s special that had little to do with preventing and mitigating the coronavirus.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy highlighted some of the Democrats’ bill’s shortfalls:

McCarthy said there’s two “major problems.” First, creating a paid sick leave program through the Social Security Administration that would take six months to set up and hamper the agency’s normal functioning of disbursing checks to senior citizens. The second is forcing permanent paid sick leave “for all businesses without exemptions and no sunsets,” McCarthy said.

There was also language in the bill that would’ve weakened the Hyde Amendment. Another provision in the Pelosi-Schumer-Democrat bill would’ve prohibited President Trump from issuing travel bans from other countries into the United States. That isn’t constitutional because the head of the Executive Branch has virtually total authority to restrict international travel into the US. The sole exception to that authority is if the president restricts travel for purely religious reasons.

After Senate Majority Leader McConnell told Ms. Pelosi that her special interest special isn’t going anywhere, Ms. Pelosi has spent the day negotiating with Steve Mnuchin, President Trump’s Treasury Secretary. After getting shot down by Mitch, there’s been a dramatic change in tone from Ms. Pelosi:

“Families have needs,” Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday. She said they’ve been working with Mnuchin on the bill in good faith and questioned whether congressional Republicans are now moving the goalposts.

Pelosi should’ve reminder herself of that when putting this special interest bill together. The Democrats’ bill was known as a Christmas tree bill, meaning that it had all kinds of special interest ‘Christmas ornaments’ stuffed into it. If Democrats were interested in negotiating in good faith from the start, Democrats shouldn’t have started with their original bill. Instead, Democrats should’ve put together a good faith bill right from the start.

Now that Republicans put their foot down, Ms. Pelosi is negotiating in good faith. Next, Republicans should fundraise off Ms. Pelosi’s bad faith negotiations bill. They might as well since the DSCC already sent out a coronavirus fundraising appeal tonight. Democrats must be paid to pay a price for their partisanship.

Whether I’m talking about Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, my first impression is simple. Their first instinct is political partisanship. President Trump’s first instinct is to fix problems or make life better. That isn’t to say that President Trump is as pure as the driven snow. It’s saying that what drives this trio is noticeably different.

Karen Townsend noticed Pelosi’s tendencies in this article. She wasn’t gentle:

The speaker gave four criticisms of President Trump and his administration. First, she said, is disloyalty to the constitution. Next came her assertation that the Trump administration denigrates “newcomers” (code for illegal immigrants), Republicans degrade the environment, and lastly, she said, “Our values are being devalued by the current attitude in D.C.” See, she wasn’t bold enough to specifically say President Trump’s name out loud among all of the word salad she was serving up to the audience, so she referenced “attitude” in an odd way. Civilization as we know it is at stake because Trump is killing it, or something.

In the spirit of reciprocity, I won’t be gentle with Ms. Pelosi. I won’t get lectured about the Constitution by a woman who impeached a president based on hearsay testimony. Call it Pelosi’s situational appreciation of the Constitution. When there’s a political advantage to caring about the Constitution, Ms. Pelosi will fake giving a damn about it. When there isn’t, the Constitution is just a bunch of words written by slave owners.

As for not welcoming illegal immigrants, that’s true. America is a land of plenty but only because we welcome people with moderation. Cheap labor is great for the bosses but it’s worthless for the middle class. Finally, as with getting lectured about the Constitution, I won’t get lectured about attitude and civility from someone, to steal a line from the cartoon version of How the Grinch stole Christmas, Ms. Pelosi “has all the sweetness of a seasick crocodile.” Given the choice, I’d pick the seasick crocodile over Ms. Pelosi.

I wrote here that there aren’t any moderate Democrats. They’re a myth. There are just situational moderate Democrats. They’re radicals when Speaker-in-Waiting AOC needs them to be. Think impeachment vote in December, 2019.

Collin Peterson just made it official. He’s running for re-election again, this time for a 15th term. This might be his stiffest test. As I wrote here, Peterson doesn’t represent the district anymore.

President Trump won MN-7 by 31 points. Despite that, Peterson voted against President Trump 85% of the time:

“Collin Peterson no longer represents Western Minnesota values,” added Fischbach. “One of his first votes this Congress was to ban the wall, and he votes against President Trump 85 percent of the time. Unlike Peterson, I will work with President Trump to secure our borders, build the wall, fight against the Democrats’ socialist agenda, and keep America great.”

It’ll be interesting to see how motivated Peterson will be. Staring him in the face is the possibility of working from the minority with Ilhan Omar and AOC. That can’t be an appealing thought for Peterson. Also, it’s apparent that his relationship with Pelosi has soured, too. The day after Peterson voted against Schiff’s articles of impeachment, Pelosi slighted Peterson:

The USMCA is a big deal with farmers. The wide-angle shot at the start of this video is revealing in who isn’t in the picture. Hint: Peterson isn’t there. To a calculating woman like Pelosi, that isn’t accidental. That’s meant to send a signal that Peterson’s in her doghouse.

Peterson won’t return to Nancy’s good graces anytime soon because Nancy’s a vengeful bitch. The voters in MN-7 need to come together on whichever candidate they pick. This isn’t an opportunity that happens every year.

Democrats used to attribute acts of violence to President Trump’s rhetoric or conservative talk radio. When Gabby Giffords was shot, Sarah Palin was blamed. When the facts were known, we found out that the gunman was a deranged leftist with a history of mental illness. It had nothing to do with the Democrats’ conventional wisdom.

This past week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined a group of leftists on the steps of the US Supreme Court to specifically threaten Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. In his threatening diatribe, Sen. Schumer said “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” That caused Chief Justice John Roberts to publicly rebuke Sen. Schumer for threatening his justices.

In this post, I highlighted Maxine Waters exhortation to violence against members of President Trump’s staff and cabinet:

Now that we’ve established that Democrats are the instigators of violence, let’s highlight yesterday’s threat against Elise Stefanik:

Stefanik wrote Saturday on Twitter that when she returned to her car earlier in the day after grocery shopping with her husband, she found what she described as a “vile anonymous note.”

“Rot in Hell FASCIST PIG,” the hand-scrawled note said.

Later, she took to Twitter:


This article highlights other acts of violence against Republicans:

Other incidents this year involving incivility – or even violence – against conservatives and Republicans have included a vehicle smashing a GOP voter-registration table in Florida, an alleged assault of a 15-year-old Trump supporter in New Hampshire, the smashing of a College Republicans information table in California, an individual’s threat, caught on video, to “slash Republicans’ throats” in Arizona, an alleged assault of a retired police officer wearing a Trump-style hat and shirt in Tennessee and a suspect being sentenced to 90 days in jail for slapping and spitting on a Trump supporter in Florida.

It used to be said that Democrats were the evil party and that Republicans were the stupid party. These days, thanks to Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other domestic terrorist organizations, Democrats are the violent party.

Democrats haven’t had a worthwhile new thought in years. It’s time they started thinking logically again rather than lashing out with violence. Leaders like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff need to be thrown to the curb in the next leadership elections. They aren’t inspiring leaders. They’re backstabbing lowlifes who never will be leaders.

It would be a mistake for voters to give Democrats the White House or a majority in the House or Senate. Democrats first need to fix their anger management problems before they’re worthy of leadership positions.

Democrats love saying that their House majority is built by moderates. That’s insulting to thinking individuals. There aren’t any moderate Democrats left in the House. At least, there won’t be if Collin Peterson retires. Last week, I wrote this post to highlight the fact that the Democrats who are relatively moderate really aren’t moderates.

In that article, I quoted Newt Gingrich, who said “that he’s writing a book about House Democrats that he calls ‘the radical 200.'” Newt then continues, saying 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.”

Of the 233 Democrats in the House, 230 voted to impeach President on both articles. That’s stunning considering the fact that the only testimony that the Democrats had was hearsay testimony. Impeaching a president based on hearsay testimony isn’t what a moderate would do. That’s what a hardcore partisan does.

Quite a few so-called moderates joined the Problem Solvers Caucus. It sounds great. Everyone wants to see Congress solve problems that make people’s lives better. The problem is that the people in this caucus haven’t solved anything. It’s difficult for the minority party to get things done in the partisan House, especially when it’s ruled with an iron first by someone as partisan as Speaker Pelosi. That brings me to my next point.

A so-called ‘moderate’ like Collin Peterson votes against President Trump 85% of the time. He voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has helped ignite the Trump economy. He voted against eliminating the regulations that essentially killed the fossil fuel industry and hurt small town communities. Does that sound like the reasonable thing to do?

What problems have Democrats solved? Did Democrats fix health care? Did Democrats lower prescription drug prices? Did Democrats make us energy independent? What exactly did Democrats do the past 18 months? Anything worthwhile?

Many Democrats told voters that they’d never vote for Pelosi as speaker. Some Democrats kept their promise. Many Democrats didn’t keep their promise. Democrats haven’t had an original thought since the Clinton administration. What they have is an ideological checklist that they’re determined to pass. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t make people’s lives better. What matters to Democrats is that it’s on the checklist. Remember this?