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Because the Communist Chinese Party didn’t tell the world about the Wuhan coronavirus, the pandemic is infecting, hurting and killing more people than needed to happen. Had the Communist Chinese Party been honest people who cared about being responsible leaders, it’s possible we wouldn’t have to take the dramatic steps that we’re now forced into taking. Remember that they’re the people Mike Bloomberg does business with and that Joe Biden thinks that the Chinese “are not bad folks, folks”:

Unlike Joe Biden, Marc Thissen is an honest guy. He has a different take on things:

Want to know why the U.S. economy is in free fall? Why restaurants and bars are closing, putting millions out of work, and why the airline industry is facing possible bankruptcy? Why schools across the nation are shutting down, leaving students to fall behind and parents without safe places to send their children everyday? Why the stock market is plummeting, wiping out the retirement and college savings of millions of Americans? Why the elderly are isolated in nursing homes and tens of millions who don’t have the option of teleworking have no idea how they will pay their bills?

Answer: Because China is a brutal totalitarian dictatorship.

We are in the midst of a pandemic lockdown today because the Chinese Communist regime cared more about suppressing information than suppressing a virus. Doctors in Wuhan knew in December that the coronavirus was capable of human-to-human transmission because medical workers were getting sick. But as late as Jan. 15, the head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared on state television that “the risk of human-to-human transmission is low.”

These are the people that Joe Biden says “aren’t bad folks, folks”? Don’t feed me BS that they’ve changed. They haven’t changed. Biden changed. President Trump calls Biden Sleepy Joe. After this, perhaps we should call him Sellout Joe instead. Is this what “not bad folks, folks” do?

If the regime had taken action as soon as human-to-human transmission was detected, it might have contained the virus and prevented a global pandemic. Instead, Chinese officials punished doctors for trying to warn the public and suppressed information that might have saved lives. According to the Times of London, Chinese doctors who had identified the pathogen in early December received a gag order from China’s National Health Commission with instructions to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news.

I’m betting that if you polled the American people, they’d overwhelmingly say that the Chinese leaders are evil, disgusting autocrats.

I won’t say that President Trump’s handling of this crisis has been perfect but he’s done some things that’ve been game-changers. For instance, calling in the CEOs of major industries (think CVS, Walmart, Walgreen, Target, etc.) and asking for their help. Think about empowering private testing companies to start putting together testing kits. Think about shutting down flights with China. That last thing alone was huge.

If China were an open and transparent society, with an accountable government, Americans might not be on lockdown today. What can we do about it? We obviously can’t turn China into a democracy. But we can hold China accountable for its behavior and put a price on its lies and oppression. We can reaffirm that the advance of freedom, transparency and rule of law are central objectives of U.S. foreign policy, because the lives and safety of our citizens depend on it. And we can lay the blame for this crisis where it belongs: at the feet of the Chinese Communist Party.

Another thing we must do is uproot our manufacturing of medical supplies from China, then have them manufactured here in the United States. We can’t afford to be held hostage by brutal dictators.

We can’t be held hostage by Joe Biden’s friends. This fall, when you enter the voting booth, remember who raised tariffs on China when China when they didn’t obey US laws. Remember who thinks that a brutal communist dictatorship are “not bad folks, folks.” Then ask which man’s beliefs align most with yours. I’m betting that most honest people will vote Trump if this is the most important question to them.

UPDATE: Roger Simon’s article pretty much agrees with my post that Joe Biden can’t be trusted with dealing with China:

Joe Biden is the last man who should be dealing with that. This isn’t only because it wasn’t long ago that Biden blithely dismissed the notion that China was an enemy (before walking that back following a barrage of criticism). Nor is it just because of the intimations of corruption with his son and others that involve China, as well as Ukraine, which should be reason enough by itself.

Sellout Joe knows too many of China’s dishonest leaders. What’s worst is that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) knows that Sellout Joe is spineless enough to push around. Sellout Joe might put up a brave front initially but that won’t last long before he caves.

According to this article, the Chinese have threatened the US in a dangerous, unacceptable way. According to the article, “In an article in Xinhua, the state-run media agency that’s largely considered the mouthpiece of the party, Beijing bragged about its handling of COVID-19, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has spread quickly around the world, killing nearly 5,000 people and infecting thousands more. The article also claimed that China could impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into ‘the mighty sea of coronavirus.'”

Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden are China sympathizers. They’ve partnered to defeat President Trump. Considering Bloomberg’s and Biden’s China first policies, this morning’s news is unacceptable. This news is particularly worrisome considering how dismissive Joe Biden has been. This video is the height of dismissiveness:

President Trump took tons of criticism from Democrats for slapping tariffs on China. He was right in exposing the Chinese manufacturing dominance. If not for the efforts of President Trump, we wouldn’t have learned about the US’s reliance on China for our health care needs:

Though the United States is a global leader in research, much of the manufacturing of life-saving drugs has moved overseas. The last American manufacturing plant to make a key component in penicillin shuttered in 2004. Since then, Chinese pharmaceuticals companies have moved in and taken over, supplying between 80 percent and 90 percent of U.S. antibiotics, 70 percent of acetaminophen and about 40 percent of heparin, according to Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.

This situation must be fixed immediately. Joe Biden has kissed China’s backside too often to stand up to China. It requires a president with a titanium spine, which President Trump has, to fix this situation. President Trump already has stood up to China. It’s a certainty that he’d stand up to them again. It’s virtually certain that Biden wouldn’t stand up to them.

Sen. Marco Rubio is aware of the problem:

Rubio said Beijing’s comments should concern all Americans and that China is keenly aware that in a moment of crisis “they can threaten to cut us off from our pharmaceutical supplies, they could trigger a domestic problem here that would make it difficult or us to confront them.” “It’s a tremendous amount of leverage,” Rubio said.

It’s time the US stood up to China once and for all. They need us much more than we need them. Let’s teach them that we’re totally willing to use leverage against them by pulling our manufacturing plants out of China. With China’s economy on the rocks, let’s see who blinks first. We’ve already seen who blinked first the last time during the Phase One trade talks.

Our health systems are superior to China’s. We have plenty of raw materials, manufacturing capacity and innovation, too. If China wants to get into a fight over this, let’s let them know in no uncertain terms that they’d better prepare to lose that fight.

Just moments ago, Mini Mike Bloomberg suspended his campaign. After spending well over $750,000,000 of his own money, Bloomberg had little to show for it. As a result, the ‘moderate lane’ is a little less congested.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday after a disappointing Super Tuesday performance. The decision comes after the Democratic candidate won only the American Samoa caucuses. This, after spending hundreds of millions of dollars from his own fortune on his 2020 bid — centered on a strategy of skipping the early-primary stories in favor of Super Tuesday.

He immediately announced he would be endorsing Joe Biden.

This is shaping up to be a Bernie vs. Biden race, though Elizabeth Warren still remains in the race. The odds of a contested convention just dropped as a result of this. It’s difficult to picture any of Bloomberg’s supporters voting for Bernie. They’re polar opposites.

“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions. After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists. But I remain clear-eyed about my overriding objective: victory in November,” Bloomberg said in his statement.

With that statement, a bunch of campaign employees are unemployed, though they are paid through Election Day. This day was predictable after Elizabeth Warren took him apart in the debate:

Here’s Bloomberg’s announcement:

Is Joe Biden poised to surprise Bernie Sanders in a couple of big Super Tuesday states? Based on RealClearPolitics aggregation of polling in Texas and North Carolina, the answer is yes. I’m not predicting the outcome of those states’ primaries but I’m seeing some late changes in the polling. Let’s start with the Texas polling:

If Biden can pull off the upset in Texas, something that’s still very much in doubt, that changes everything delegate-wise. Even if Biden and Bloomberg don’t win but have strong showings, those are delegates that Bernie very much wants and needs. Then there’s North Carolina:

Notice the margin in the final polling. It looks like an outlier but I’m not certain of that. Remember Biden’s wide margin of victory in South Carolina. Biden doubled up Bernie’s support so I’m totally willing to accept this as legitimate. If it’s a wipeout in North Carolina and if Biden and Bloomberg grab a bunch of delegates in Texas, that mitigates a large portion of the California damage from Bernie.

Whether he’ll admit it or not, Mini Mike Bloomberg is a special interest group unto himself. It isn’t likely that he’ll admit that but he’s the Democrats’ biggest special interest group. In 2018, Mr. Bloomberg contributed at least $80,000,000 to Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

It isn’t likely that Bloomberg contributed to Democrats running in “rural, conservative-leaning districts where his views on guns and other issues could stir an uproar, according to people briefed on his plans, some of whom spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.” The people who accepted Mini Mike’s campaign contributions are beholden to him. The first logical question to ask is this: what does a candidate sign up for when they accept Mini Mike’s campaign contribution? This statement tells us:

In the last election, for example, I spent nearly ten million dollars to help a Republican, Pat Toomey, get re-elected in Pennsylvania. I disagree with him on many issues. But after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, he broke with the NRA and co-wrote a bipartisan bill to close the background check loophole. At the same time, I spent roughly the same amount to help successfully elect a Democrat in New Hampshire – Maggie Hassan – who was running to defeat a Republican incumbent who had voted against Toomey’s bill.

This year, I’m supporting both Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates who have shown strong leadership on gun safety, the environment, education, and other critical issues facing the country.

In other words, Mini Mike supports liberals from both parties. If they’re spineless and controllable, Mini Mike will consider contributing to them. That statement doesn’t tell the whole truth, though. In this video, though, Mini Mike slipped:

This paragraph says everything:

In fairness, some Republicans have taken their constitutional and legislative responsibilities seriously, like my friend John McCain. But too many have been absolutely feckless, including – most disappointingly – the House leadership.

Unified Republican leadership of government produced the Trump-GOP tax cuts that’ve lit a fire under the economy. Unified GOP government allowed Republicans to use the Congressional Review Act, which was used to revitalize the fossil fuel energy industry. That, in turn, allowed the U.S. to become energy independent while crippling Russia’s economy, and helped build the strongest economy in decades. If that’s Mini Mike’s definition of feckless leadership, give me tons of that type of leadership.

Compare that with Nancy Pelosi’s leadership. During this session, Pelosi’s puppets have spent tens of millions of dollars to impeach a president based on hearsay evidence testimony. My bad. I meant testimony because, except in rare cases, hearsay isn’t proof. The other thing of note that this Congress has accomplished is ratifying the USMCA trade agreement. That’s it in eighteen months.

If you want the next congress to march to the Resistance Movement/Bloomberg drum, ignore the Bloomberg/Democrat special interest syndicate. If you want Congress to work for you, there’s only this simple choice: Vote for unified Republican government.

While President Trump was implementing a travel ban to and from China, Democrats accused President Trump of being xenophobic and a racist. This weekend, medical members of the coronavirus task force praised President Trump’s decision. Democrats, including Mini Mike, have twisted President Trump’s words. Democrats said that President Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. Here’s what President Trump actually said:

President Trump jeered Democrats Friday night for criticizing his response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, saying that it was a “new hoax” after a failed attempt to remove him from office over Ukraine.

“They tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia — that didn’t work out too well,” Trump told a cheering crowd in South Carolina. “They tried the impeachment hoax. That was a perfect conversation. And this is the new hoax,” Trump declared.
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“Let’s get this right: A virus starts in China, makes its way into various countries all around the world, doesn’t spread widely at all in the United States because of the early actions that myself and my administration took against a lot of other wishes. And the Democrats’ single talking point and you see it is that it’s Donald Trump’s fault,” he said.

If you want a congress that’s controlled by a narcissistic, egotistical elitist that things that farming is what stupid people do and that thinks it’s ok to control your lives while decrying money in politics, vote Democrat. If you’re sane, though, it’s time to vote GOP. If you want to vote for a one-man special interest group, vote Democrat.

Mini Mike Bloomberg has spent half a billion dollars on the Democrats’ presidential primary. Thus far, his results have been spectacularly unspectacular. Mini Mike Bloomberg still hasn’t participated in any of the Democrats’ primaries or caucuses. That will change this Tuesday, when he’ll be on the ballot in the Super Tuesday contests.

The good news is that he’ll be on the ballot in the Democrats’ presidential primaries. The bad news is that he’ll be on the ballot in the Democrats’ presidential primaries this Tuesday. For instance, Mini Mike Bloomberg has spent tons of money in California to compete in the Golden State’s primary. At this point, if the polls can be trusted, Mini Mike Bloomberg won’t win a single delegate from California.

Think about that. A person spends $500,000,000 to be the establishment’s candidate and he isn’t even competitive in the most delegate-rich state. He’s dumping tons of $$$ into California but it won’t help. Mini Mike has the personality of a porcupine. He also has this to deal with:

In a last-ditch attempt to remain relevant, Mini Mike is putting out this 3-minute video:

It will run only on CBS and NBC so this should be seen for what it is: the campaign’s attempt to remain relevant. If this was a serious attempt to tell America that he’s prepared to help this nation through a crisis, the ad would run on all networks. Don’t be surprised if Mini Mike doesn’t fade out of view after Super Tuesday. He just isn’t a compelling candidate. That’s why Bloomberg’s choke this Tuesday will be so historic.

What a bunch of wimps these Democrats are. I watched the Democrats’ last presidential debate before the South Carolina First-in-the-South Primary. After Bernie’s convincing victory in Saturday’s Nevada Caucuses, everyone knew that Bernie would be Tuesday night’s piñata.

As is often the case when expectations run high, this ‘Shoot-out at the OK Corral’ didn’t live up to expectations. It didn’t come close. It wasn’t for lack of trying. It was because none of the people could drop a welterweight. Half the field came in needing to land a KO of Sanders to re-establish momentum. These Democrats didn’t connect, at least not with a hard enough punch to stop Sen. Sanders from plowing through the competition for the Democrats’ nomination.

The Democrats’ debate started off strong enough. Everyone came after Bernie — for the first 10-12 minutes. After that, it was like an out-of-shape boxer who didn’t knock out his opponent by the fourth round. After that, Bernie could essentially cruise. It isn’t that Bernie performed that well. It’s that he survived. Before surviving the night, though, this happened:

There were times that the Democrats’ debate was simply unwatchable. Period. The shouting made it difficult. Listening to a bunch of competing angry voices brag about who could propose the dumbest policies made it impossible to watch.

Other than the shouting, what stood out the most were the attempts to out-progressive each other. This isn’t a progressive nation, as Sen. Warren insisted. It’s a center-right nation, especially right now. The other thing that couldn’t be mistaken was that none of these wimps stand a fighting chance of standing up to President Trump. Trump’s charisma and personality is overwhelming. By comparison, Mini Mike’s personality is as underwhelming as his net worth is overwhelming.

Pete Buttigieg lacks in personality but in a different way. He just isn’t likable. He’s elitist too much of the time and he’s impolite. For most of the night, he tried bullying his way into the conversations. It wasn’t a good look.

The biggest losers last night were the CBS moderators. They lost control virtually immediately. They didn’t regain control until after the final question. They should watch the Fox News moderators for the GOP debates in 2016. That’s how to moderate a debate, maintain control while asking substantive questions.

This was the first time for these moderators so I won’t be too harsh. I’ll just say that there’s room to grow.

FNC has called the Nevada Caucuses. It wasn’t close. Bernie Sanders is running away with the delegates and the raw vote totals. He’s almost tripling Joe Biden in both delegates to the Nevada Democrat State Convention and raw vote totals. Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Amy Klobuchar left Nevada and flew home to Minneapolis to speak at a rally. At the rally, Sen. “Klobuchar told her supporters at a rally in her native Minneapolis that she had once again ‘exceeded expectations’ in the race for the Democratic nomination as she tried to polish what entrance polling and initial results appear to indicate will be a finish outside the top tier in Nevada.”

That’s outright BS. Sen. Klobuchar finished in the low single digits percentage-wise, just ahead of some candidate named “undecided.” At the rally, Sen. Klobuchar said “I always note that a lot of people didn’t even think that I would still be standing at this point. They didn’t think I’d make it through that speech in the snow. They didn’t think I’d make it to the debate floor. But time and time again, because of all of you and because of the people around this country that want something different than the guy in the White House, we have won.”

Saying that finishing in the microscopic single-digits rates as exceeds expectations says that Sen. Klobuchar’s expectations were virtually nonexistent. Sen. Klobuchar’s schedule for tomorrow includes “rallies in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas and South Carolina.” She’ll be on the debate stage in South Carolina Tuesday night, then participate in South Carolina’s First-in-the-South Primary on Saturday.

The latest polling there shows Sen. Klobuchar finishing sixth:

After today’s finish, it’s difficult picturing Sen. Klobuchar making it past South Carolina. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Bernie is looking like a juggernaut. While it’s too early to say he’s the nominee, it isn’t too early to say that he’s the prohibitive frontrunner. Bernie leads in California by double-digits and barely trails Biden in Texas. If someone doesn’t win some states on Super Tuesday, then this race is essentially over. Doing well isn’t enough. At this point, moral victories won’t cut it. Finishing better than expectations is fine in Iowa and New Hampshire. To win the nomination, the candidate must win states, especially the biggest delegate-rich states.

That narrows things down to Bernie, perhaps Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Steyer. After that, it’s unrealistic.

The gulf between the Democrats and the Trump administration is wide and getting wider. In the final days of the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama said that “We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” His agenda was to become the anti-Reagan. He wanted to shift the United States from being a capitalist nation to being a socialist nation that forced people to do things they didn’t want to do.

Obama’s campaign slogan was “Hope & Change.” His agenda wasn’t popular, though he was personally popular. President Trump wasn’t that popular initially, though people are warming up to him. President Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.” Along the campaign trail, his following grew while he developed other complementary slogans.

At his rally yesterday, President Trump told the crowd that he didn’t think that much of the saying “Drain the Swamp.” His opinion changed at the next rally, when people spontaneously started chanting “Drain the Swamp.” President Trump’s followers especially love him because they believe that he’ll always have their back. President Trump hasn’t finished building the wall but his supporters have seen that he’s put in a good faith effort to build it. President Trump hasn’t repealed and replaced Obamacare but that’s because John McCain sabotaged that effort.

The Democrats aren’t good at listening. The people didn’t want to fundamentally transform the United States of America:

They liked Reagan’s shining city on a hill:

That’s been updated by making America great again:

Newt Gingrich is right in saying this:

All the Democratic candidates represent an elite left-wing cultural view that believes America is a bad country of ignorant “deplorables.” They all believe their mission is to use government to profoundly change America – even if it is against the wishes of many millions of Americans. At the same time, this radical Democratic Party proved Wednesday night that it has no coherent policy for creating jobs, solving problems or defending America.

Like Obama, this year’s Democrats have launched a nationwide apology tour. Here’s Bloomberg saying he wouldn’t run:

Here’s what he said :

It’s just not gonna happen on a national level for someone like me starting where I am (PAUSE) unless I was willing to change all my views and go on what CNN called an apology tour. Joe Biden went out and apologized for being male, over 50, white.

After saying that, he changed his core beliefs, then started apologizing. While mayor, though, he didn’t regret stop, question and frisk. He appealed the judge’s ruling banning that technique. Bloomberg is the personification of today’s Democratic Party. It’s apparent that he isn’t tied to any principles. Bernie is the personification of the other part of the Democratic Party. He thinks that the USA needs to be fundamentally transformed at a time when we’re prospering, wages are rising and consumer confidence is skyrocketing.

With the Democrats’ nomination process underway, pundits across the nation have handicapped the state of the race ad nauseum. According to the experts, there are multiple lanes in the Democratic Party. Initially, there was a socialist wing, a moderate wing and a Joe Biden wing. Initially, it was thought that Bernie would share the socialist wing with Elizabeth Warren. That changed when Bernie suffered a heart attack in early October. Shortly thereafter, it was thought that he’d end his campaign.

When Bernie returned, he quickly regained momentum. That eventually pushed Elizabeth Warren into a different lane, sometimes known as the Uniter lane. Under this theory, Sen. Warren would unite the Bernie wing and the moderate wing. It didn’t make sense but that’s the Warren campaign’s spin. When Bloomberg and Steyer jumped into the race, that created a ‘Billionaires Lane.’

Ultimately, though, the only lane that matters is the Republican lane. President Trump fills that lane by himself. President Trump’s personality wipes out the sun. This afternoon, when President Trump held a rally in Las Vegas, he brought up the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team to honor them because Saturday is the 40th anniversary of the day the US defeated the then-Soviet Union hockey team:

The Democrats’ biggest problem is that President Trump is the guy who sucks all the media oxygen out of the room. His policies are working fantastically. Illegal immigration is getting more under control with each month. The economy is the best it’s been in terms of wage growth and unemployment rate since Clinton. In terms of GDP growth, the only presidents who’ve done better recently are Clinton and Reagan. The Democrats’ presidential candidates are mediocre at best. It’s irrelevant whether Democrats run Bernie or Bloomberg.

Bloomberg has been exposed as a billionaire attempting to buy the White House. He’s apologized for keeping NYC streets safe. He’s said exceptionally racist things. He’s exposed as a sexist, too.

Bernie is a socialist millionaire who wants to confiscate successful people’s wealth. He honeymooned in the Soviet Union when it was still the Soviet Union. He’s said that breadlines are good:

One’s nutty (Bernie). The other’s arrogant (Bloomberg). Let’s see which Democrat gets to get drubbed. PS- Pass the popcorn.