Archive for the ‘Do-Nothing Democrats’ Category

Gianno Caldwell’s op-ed shines a light on the pathway for President Trump’s re-election. In his op-ed, Caldwell, an African-American, states “President Trump and Republicans have delivered for the black community on tangible policies that have had a positive impact — something the Democrats never achieved.”

President Trump is fantastic at exciting his base voters. That’s the strongest part of his campaign game. Policywise, President Trump is excellent at delivering for African-Americans. Don’t trust me. Just ask Alice Marie Johnson. Better yet, listen to Sen. Tim Scott, (R-SC), and HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Sen. Scott and Secretary Carson worked together on the Opportunity Zones provisions in the Trump tax cuts.

The Opportunity Zones provisions transformed inner city hell holes into potential prosperous oases in virtually no time. Minority unemployment rates didn’t drop to historic lows accidentally. They happened because President Trump, Sen. Scott and Secretary Carson worked together to make something beautiful happen. Let’s remember that Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. Saying that he was dirt poor is understatement. I don’t know where Sen. Scott grew up. I just know that he grew up dirt poor, too. President Trump didn’t grow up dirt poor but he was raised as a real estate developer. He understands what it takes to turn a run-down neighborhood into a rising middle-class neighborhood.

Each day, Tim Scott and Ben Carson should hold a press conference and ask the reporters what Joe Biden’s specific plans are for fixing minority neighborhoods. They should then cite the accomplishments that President Trump has made already, then report that they plan on working with him to expand opportunity scholarships and school choice.

Each day, Tim Scott and Ben Carson should be sent to Baltimore, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Detroit. Their day should include meeting with parents and entrepreneurs willing to invest in these neighborhoods. It should include a discussion on how these investors/developers could establish a scholarship fund with a little help from the tax code.

It should also include a conversation with parents on what their ‘ideal neighborhood’ would include. Getting investors to invest in these neighborhoods builds a trust that’s long been missing. Doesn’t that suggest that that’s what’s needed immediately?

Challenge Democrats to talk about what their plans are for revitalizing neighborhoods and building the schools of the future. The dirty little secret is that the Democrats can’t deviate from their ancient blueprint of throwing more money at a problem. That’s because the unions won’t let them change the blueprint.

Tim Scott and Ben Carson are 2 of the calmest-sounding people in government. If they can’t break through to apolitical parents, then this nation is lost. I don’t believe it’s lost. That’s why, after watching this video again, I’m more optimistic than ever:

Let’s force the Democrats to defend their record on racial policies. Republicans, unfortunately, don’t have a great record either. At least Republicans can say that they’re willing to change to make minority lives better. Democrats can’t say that.

Imagine Tim Scott campaigning with Jason Lewis on Lake Street during the Senate’s August recess. Then imagine them holding an invitation-only townhall with residents who own businesses or homes where the looting, rioting and violence happened. Schedule it to last 2-3 hrs. if needed. Tell the audience that respectful questions will be accepted but that that agitators’ taunts will be dealt with by security.

The point is that Lewis and Scott would be doing something that the DFL hasn’t done in a generation or more. The DFL has listened occasionally, which is what Sen. Scott and Rep. Lewis would do. The difference is that, after listening to the respectful audience, Lewis and Scott would propose solutions to the problems that they’d heard.

Tim Scott could tell the audience how he’d dealt with racism, including while he’s a US senator. Imagine Tim Scott walking into the room with Jason Lewis, then telling them that Sen. Scott has a bill that would fix the vast majority of problems the audience has cited. Imagine Tim Scott and Jason Lewis passionately embracing police reform and school choice.

During Sen. Scott’s interview with Guy Benson, Benson said told Sen. Scott that the major networks didn’t cover his historic speech after the Democrats voted against the starting of debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Imagine Tim Scott asking that minority audience why Tina Smith voted to prevent debate and amendments on Sen. Scott’s bill.


What are Democrats afraid of? If their ideas are good, they should welcome this debate. That’s why they don’t want that debate. Democrats have a monopoly stranglehold on the African-American vote, which has led them to not compete for African-American votes with ideas. If Sen. Scott offered legitimate solutions, there’s a legitimate chance that minorities, not just African-Americans, would withdraw their support from Democrats. That thought must frighten the daylights out of Democrats.

The truth is that Democrats love minorities — for their votes. Anything beyond that, Democrats would rather ignore voters. These Democrats’ agenda is purely ideological. Whether it’s health care, climate change or police reform, Democrats would rather insist than listen to voters. Check this out from Glenn Reynolds:

Not only did the Democrats block debate on the bill, but Scott has been subjected to racial slurs — Sen. Dick Durbin used the word ”token” to describe Scott’s bill, a racial code word that Scott called out. And Democrat-supporting callers to Scott’s office are subjecting him to racial slurs and threats and calling him a “sellout.” That for pushing a revolutionary piece of reform legislation.

So do Black lives matter to Democrats? Not if there are votes at stake, apparently. Bear that in mind between now and November.

Democrats are the party of racist remarks and no solutions. It isn’t that these Democrats are do-nothing Democrats. It’s that they’re opposed to any solutions. It’s their ideological wish list or it’s nothing.

Anyone who’s studied Nancy Pelosi, henceforth nicknamed Queen Pelosi on LFR, knows that she’s into writing major bills in her office. Further, she’s a control freak, seeking only the input of her top lieutenants rather than listening to the voice of the people. Listening to the voice of the people would require holding committee hearings, which Queen Pelosi isn’t a fan of except when they’re impeachment hearings (see Schiff, Adam) or to rubberstamp articles of impeachment, (see Nadler, Jerry). Democrats, BTW, haven’t uttered a word fighting Queen Pelosi. Why should they? These Democrats agree with Queen Pelosi.

When Obamacare was written, the House bill was run through multiple committees, though none of the bills that were marked up in committees were the final bill. That final House bill was written in Pelosi’s office. That led to this infamous statement from Queen Pelosi:

If Pelosi’s actions guided her grade on the Declaration of Independence, she’d get an F- or worse. Early in the Declaration, it emphatically states this:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Queen Pelosi doesn’t care about getting “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Queen Pelosi just cares about shoving legislation down the minority party’s throats. The House Democrat Caucus is beholden to this tyrant because Queen Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser. Without her, 75% of them wouldn’t be in DC.

That’s why I’m advocating for a modern-day revolution, one not fought with muskets but with ballots. If Queen Pelosi isn’t interested in representing We the People, then it’s time to strip her of the thing she thirsts for most — her Speaker’s gavel. That’s the only way to restore the House of Representatives to representing We The People.

Queen Pelosi doesn’t work with House Minority Leader McCarthy. According to McCarthy, she informs him of what she’s about to do. That isn’t showing interest in what We The People want. That’s proof that Queen Pelosi is interested in her ideological checklist. It’s time for her to get terminated from the Speaker’s position.

Just when you thought that the do-nothing House Democrats couldn’t do less, they prove you wrong:

The House will not come back to Washington next week, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer told reporters Tuesday, reversing an announcement he made on a Democratic Caucus conference call the previous day.

The change of course comes as members expressed concern about returning to Washington while some areas in the region are developing into coronavirus hot spots. Hoyer said the decision to delay the return, which had been briefly scheduled for May 4, came after he talked with the Capitol physician, who said he recommended against taking the risk involved in members returning.

What a bunch of do-nothings. This isn’t democracy in action. It’s Democrat inaction. What’s worst is that Pelosi and Hoyer seem intent on leaping from one crisis to the next.

Ed has this right, too:

This is nothing more than Pelosi trying to preserve her leverage through the use of the “unanimous consent” parliamentary maneuver to keep the House from debating the issues properly. And what about the vigorous congressional oversight Pelosi demanded in CARES I? Pelosi claimed that as her big win for delaying that relief bill by several days, and yet hasn’t bothered to show up to conduct any oversight in almost a month since.

This is nothing less than an abdication of office in the face of a national emergency. If Congress needs to protect itself from the COVID-19 pandemic, they could have appropriated money to rent out a local five-star hotel for weeks on end, disinfected it, and then used it as a dorm for its members, complete with quarantine options if necessary. Meeting rooms could have been used for committee hearings or simple negotiations with all social distancing protocols observed. Capitol Hill has been closed to outsiders, so that isn’t an issue, and Congress could have arranged for reserved buses to transport members back and forth between the hotel and the Capitol.

Why hasn’t Adam Schiff started investigating how COVID-19 got started? Why hasn’t the Oversight and Reform Committee started looking into the corruption within the FBI regarding Michael Flynn? The answer is simple. Both investigations would expose the Democrats’ corruption.

The hammer just dropped:


Good for Mitch McConnell for calling out the Do-Nothing Democrats. If Democrats aren’t willing to serve in times of crisis, whether in the House or Senate, they need to resign immediately. If they won’t resign, then they need to be involuntarily retired this November. This isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for patriots. That doesn’t describe many Democrats these days.

During her interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Nancy Pelosi said something thoroughly dishonest or stupid. Check this out:

CHRIS WALLACE: As you know, protests against the stay-at-home orders are growing across the country. People are taking to the streets, pushing back against some of the more stringent restrictions in some states. Can you understand why they’re doing that?

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: No, not really. Because what we have to do is — is — is shelter-in- place. That is really the answer. Testing, tracing, treatment, shelter-in-place. And I do think that it’s unfortunate — but you know, people will do what they do.

But the fact is we’re all impatient. We all want out. But what they’re doing is really unfortunate because what is great, though is — are the American people. The American people know that the good health of themselves and their families and their loved ones is what is important. And that’s why you have seen such an overwhelming commitment to shelter-in-place and distancing — people distancing.

Because really it is the key to how we will open up our economy. The health issue is the key to opening up the economy. Unfortunately, this — what you see there is, you know, and I’m respectful whatever people think they should say but the fact is this has to be science-based, evidence-based, data-based.

That’s breathtakingly stupid or breathtakingly dishonest. Pelosi just said that the key to opening the economy is to shelter-in-place. How can you jumpstart the economy if everyone’s hiding in their homes? Is Pelosi just a step behind Biden on the dementia trail. It’s entirely possible that Pelosi honestly believes that. She’s 2 heartbeats away from the presidency but she thinks that the economy is just fine?

That would explain her attitude in refilling the PPP account. It isn’t a big deal to Pelosi and the Democrats because this just isn’t a priority to them. Either that or Democrats won’t challenge Pelosi. If Democrats are too chicken to challenge Pelosi, then they’re worthless. They’ve gotta go, too. This is a perfect example of Pelosi’s doubletalk:

Apparently, Nancy Pelosi isn’t interested in doing the right thing for Blue Collar America. Apparently, Pelosi is just interested in telling whoppers and criticizing President Trump with those whoppers. Her appearance on Fox News Sunday turned into a full-fledged negative campaign ad against President Trump.

The first question she was asked was about how long she was prepared to hold out on funding PPP. Pelosi replied “Well, I think we’re on a very good path. First of all, I support the CARES Act. We’re very pleased to be able to turn it from a corporate, trickle down bill to a worker’s first bubble up and support the PPP, the Paycheck Protection Program in there.” What type of BS is she spinning? President Trump, from Day One, wanted all workers to be protected. Now she’s insisting that Democrats who dragged Republicans kicking and screaming to the table? Pelosi is a liar. She’s holding Blue Collar America hostage while the PPP sits empty. You can’t be Blue Collar America’s hero while you deprive them of paychecks.

Further, when the PPP was first created, Pelosi wasn’t even in DC. She was in her San Francisco mansion eating her $12-per-half-pint ice cream. Nothing says ‘I love Blue Collar America’ like eating expensive ice cream while workers go without paychecks.

And so as they have committed the money that is there, we want to add more money there. It is very urgent though that we support our — our police and fire, our healthcare workers, our nurses, our teachers and that’s what the state and local government is about is meeting the needs of the coronavirus. And everything that we’re doing is about the corona virus, understand that. We’re not going afield on any other thing.

Still, no mention of funding the PPP during the interview. Does Pelosi really think that President Trump will say no to helping out firefighters, the police, etc.? If Pelosi’s Democrats think that, then they’re too stupid to run committees. If legitimate sensible Democrats still exist, they need to challenge Pelosi. We’ve been told that Tim Ryan is a centrist Democrat. Where’s he in this fight? We’re told that Seth Moulton is a centrist Democrat. Where is he in all this? Ryan and Moulton both ran for president so they’ve got supporters. Ryan is said to be a blue collar guy. Prove it. Pelosi isn’t helping Blue Collar America.

If Democrats won’t stand up to Pelosi, then centrist Democrats don’t exist anymore. If that’s the case, then it’s time to throw the socialists out in November.

Guy Benson’s article highlights what I’m now calling the ‘Democrats’ hate Americans agenda.’ 22,000,000 people have lost their jobs this past month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed appropriating $250,000,000,000 to the Paycheck Protection Program fund, which started with $350,000,000,000 a month ago and has already run out.

Sen. McConnell’s bill was a clean bill to speed assistance to the fund to keep employees on their employers’ payrolls. It was an emergency, aka stopgap, measure that was needed to keep businesses afloat. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are playing hardball while people’s lives are literally hanging in the balance. She’s even bragging that Democrats blocked the McConnell bill that would’ve kept millions of employees employed.

That’s the definition of heartless. Meanwhile, the MSM is running interference for Democrats:


This isn’t a “game of chicken. This is people’s lives being put at risk by a POS devil woman from San Francisco who loves playing partisan games with other people’s lives. This is a Don’t Give A Damn NY Senator saying ‘I can’t be bothered.’

This isn’t a time for partisanship. Look at how much President Trump has worked with Gov. Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio, Gov. Murphy and Gov. Newsom. Pelosi and Schumer, by comparison, have been totally worthless. I don’t trust them whatsoever. What’s worse is that rank-and-file Democrats haven’t stepped forward for their small businesses. They haven’t told Pelosi and Schumer to knock their ill-advised tactics off. They’ve sat in the corner like silent sheep, unwilling to do what’s right. Politicians who aren’t willing to do what’s right, especially during a crisis, are worthless, especially to their small businesses and their employees.

Here’s Queen Pelosi’s ‘Let them eat chocolate ice cream’ moment:

What type of person thinks that it’s funny to show off their $22,000 freezer filled with $12 per half-pint ice cream right after she essentially put 5,000,000 blue collar workers on unemployment by playing obstructionist partisan games?


Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, these jobs and these livelihoods are solely your responsibility. Had you negotiated in good faith, Blue Collar America wouldn’t be hurting as much as it’s hurting.

Election Day can’t happen soon enough. Mike Huckabee said that “the best form of leadership is servant leadership.” That’s true. The leadership that Pelosi is practicing isn’t servant leadership. It’s haughty autocrat leadership.

Apparently, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want to be blamed for the economic hardship Americans are experiencing. It’s apparent because the Paycheck Protection Program has used all of its $350,000,000,000. President Trump knew that the money was going fast. That’s why he’s given Steve Mnuchin the responsibility to negotiate another appropriation of $250,000,000,000 with Nancy Pelosi. The problem is that she’s nowhere to be found.

Politicians, experts and bankers had been warning the program would run out by the end of this week or sooner without additional appropriated funding. But Congress has been locked in a stalemate over a possible $250 billion extension, with congressional Democrats pushing for additional funding for hospitals and state and local governments. Lawmakers have been on recess themselves as part of an effort to avoid further spread of the virus through large groups.

We were told that hospitals would be overwhelmed, that they’d run out of the supplies that they’d need to fight COVID-19. USNS Mercy was sent to Los Angeles Harbor while the USNS Comfort was sent to NY Harbor. The Javits Center was turned into a 2,900-bed hospital. Each of these facilities have been vastly underutilized.

That isn’t saying that hospitals aren’t hurting. I wrote this post to highlight this:

Mayo Clinic has unveiled a plan to cut $1.6 billion in pay, withdraw nearly $1 billion from its financial reserves and save another $700 million through a hiring freeze to counteract a $3 billion loss inflicted by the coronavirus. A large portion of this loss was the result of Governor Tim Walz’s ban on non-essential procedures that has cost Mayo up to 75% of its business in some areas.

I’m not saying that we should return to business-as-usual. That would be foolish. Those aren’t the only 2 options, though, are they? Why aren’t governors working to put plans in place that would incorporate the CDC’s recommendations into workplaces?

Last night, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy issued this statement:

This did not have to happen. Republicans have been sounding the alarm for more than a week. Last Thursday, Senate Republicans tried to pass a narrow and clean bill that would have simply put more money into this critical program without changing any of the underlying policies that passed the Senate and the House unanimously. Democrats blocked it. Even as the program is saving millions of American jobs, Speaker Pelosi has said she sees “no data as to why we need” to keep funding it.

It has been stunning to watch our Democratic colleagues treat emergency funding for Americans’ paychecks like a Republican priority which they need to be goaded into supporting. Funding a bipartisan program should not be a partisan issue. The notion that crucial help for working people is not appealing enough to Democrats without other additions sends a strange message about their priorities.

The cost of continued Democratic obstruction will be pink slips and shuttered businesses. We hope Democrats see reason soon and finally heed Republicans’ repeated calls for a funding bill that can quickly earn unanimous consent from all 100 senators and become law.

Thanks to Schumer’s and Pelosi’s temper tantrum, small businesses will get hurt, perhaps to the point of shutting down forever. Those bankruptcies will be solely on Sen. Schumer’s and Pelosi’s and the Democrats’ hands. Democrats are the idiots that fought against sending these people a lifeline. Democrats are the people who thought that this crisis shouldn’t go to waste. Democrats are the politicians that thumbed their noses at blue collar workers. That’s whose getting hurt the most by small businesses shutting down. The big corporations that Democrats constantly rail against have other ways of getting help. There was a time when Democrats cared about blue collar workers. That time is gone. Democrats just proved with their inaction where their allegiances are.

Last week, Nancy Pelosi got caught lying. If you’re saying to yourself ‘I didn’t see anything in the NY Times or on CNN, ask yourself when the last time was that you saw a negative headline against a Democrat legislator. Notice that I didn’t say a Democrat. The NY Times and CNN run negative headlines all the time against Democrat candidates. That’s entirely different. But I digress.

Pelosi got caught trying to put Democrat policy initiatives into the coronavirus bill. This happened while doctors and other medical personnel didn’t have enough ventilators or personal protective equipment, aka PPE. This is how Pelosi defended herself:

It wasn’t pretty. Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones laid it out perfectly. Nothing in the article above helps Pelosi, either:

“His denial at the beginning was deadly, his delaying of getting equipment … to where it is needed is deadly, and now the best thing would be to do is to prevent more loss of life, rather than open things up so that, because we just don’t know,” Pelosi said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Pelosi held up the relief bill and she’s got the chutzpah to insist that President Trump’s delays, whatever they are, have killed people? She can’t be serious. Pelosi insisted on changes to election laws as part of this emergency bill. We have federal elections, not national elections. The elections are for federal positions but they’re administered by state and local governments.

President Clinton frequently said that states were the laboratories of democracy. He’s right about that. Apparently, Pelosi isn’t interested in perfecting democracies. She simply wants total control. This November, thoughtful people should throw her out of her position of prominence. Kevin McCarthy is the right fit for Speaker because he actually listens to his constituents. The last time Pelosi listened to her constituents happened when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Pelosi’s agenda isn’t America’s agenda. In 2009-10, Pelosi’s agenda included 2 things: first, passing the ACA, next, passing Cap & Trade. Democrats lost 63 seats in the House that year. This time as Speaker-in-name-only, Pelosi’s agenda has been impeachment and resistance. The odds of her holding the Speaker’s Gavel are between slim and none and slim just left town. Rather than pushing a positive agenda that the American people approve of, Pelosi has pushed one anti-Trump initiative after another.

She hasn’t done a thing to fix the health care system. She’s pushed impeachment while the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Then, she tried playing chicken with Mitch McConnell while the COVID-19 pandemic spread. After the Senate acquitted President Trump, Pelosi, AOC and the rest of the Democrats did nothing to prepare us for COVID-19. The first hearing Democrats held on the COVID-19 virus was on March 4 in the Homeland Security Committee:

That’s over a month after President Trump issued his travel ban with China. Pelosi’s Democrats have been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting us from pandemics. That’s because they’ve focused their time on frivolous impeachment hearings. PS- The House Homeland Security Committee has held 3 hearings on COVID-19. The last hearing was March 11. That’s pathetic.

While people die in New York, California, Illinois and Louisiana, Homeland Security did virtually nothing. I won’t say that the blood of the victims is on their hands. That’s clearly on China’s hands. What I’m totally confident in saying, though, is that House Democrats didn’t pay attention to COVID-19. They spent their attention on impeaching President Trump without mentioning a crime.

If that isn’t the definition of do-nothing Democrats, then it doesn’t exist.

It’s pretty apparent that Democrats enjoy investigating President Trump. Similarly, it’s apparent that they haven’t done anything to make people’s lives better. Sen. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are calling on Michael Horowitz to investigate why the sentencing recommendation was reduced for Roger Stone. They’ve implied that President Trump improperly interfered in the matter.

The problem they’ve got is that the DOJ got involved in reducing the recommendation before President Trump criticized Judge Amy Berman-Jackson. It’d be quite the trick for William Barr to reduce the sentence recommendation at President Trump’s behest before President Trump made the request. That doesn’t matter to Sen. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They just want to convince people that President Trump is a scoundrel who should be impeached again.

Not to be left out is Adam Schiff. He just got humiliated (if that’s possible with pathological dirtbags) through President Trump’s impeachment acquittal but he’s spoiling for another fight:

“I’m struck by the fact that it’s all out in the open. I mean, we will certainly learn about what’s taking place behind the scenes, the sort of clandestine effort to weigh in and help the President’s friends and hurt the President’s enemies,” the California Democrat told CNN’s David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” podcast. “But the fact that this is being done in the open in a way makes it more insidious, because it is normalizing this attack on the independence of our justice system.”

The fact that the prosecutors told DOJ one thing, then did another in front of the judge apparently doesn’t mean anything because Orange Man Bad. Now there’s accusations that one of the jurors was biased. There’s nothing insidious about this. Period. Full stop.

It’s time to get Mr. Schiff a new dictionary. The definition of insidious is “stealthily treacherous or deceitful or operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.” How can President Trump, who has a bajillion Twitter followers, use Twitter and still be inconspicuous or stealthy? That’s right up there with Schiff saying during the impeachment trial that the cover-up is hiding there right in plain sight.

Schumer didn’t have a problem with Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Pat Leahy of Vermont writing a letter to the Ukraine prosecutor to help the Mueller investigation that was improperly predicated. Before the special counsel was appointed, it was known that Russian collusion didn’t happen. There was Russian interference in the election but the FBI knew that there wasn’t collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Democrats can’t help themselves. If there’s anything in the news about President Trump, Democrats insist that he needs to be investigated. The Democrats’ first instinct is to investigate, not to legislate. What a bunch of sick puppies. That’s why firing Pelosi as Speaker-in-Name-Only is essential. That’s why keeping Sen. Schumer as the minority leader is essential, too. Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff aren’t patriots. They’re money-grubbing conspiracy theorists who don’t have the spine to stand up to the Resist activists.

That’s the new definition of today’s Democrats.