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The best way to limit Chinese communists, which should be the goal, is through limiting the Chinese communists’ economy. The best way to do that has already started. For years, pharmaceutical companies moved their operations to China. That’s changing, thanks in large part to President Trump.

At a recent COVID-19 task force meeting, Peter Navarro, one of President Trump’s economic advisers, said “One of the things that this crisis has taught us, sir, is that we are dangerously overdependent on a global supply chain. Never again should we rely on the rest of the world for our essential medicines and countermeasures.” He’s exactly right.

The Chinese communists lied to us about COVID-19, then lied to the world when they said that U.S. soldiers had spread it into Wuhan Province. The Chinese communists then threatened to cut off our medication if we kept telling the world that the Chinese communists had started this virus. The U.S. can’t be put in that position again. That’s a threat to our sovereignty and security.

Let’s let LeBron James know that Nike gear will have a stamp on it like the Surgeon General’s stamp on each pack of cigarette. It can say something like ‘These shoes were built by Chinese kids, who worked 60 hours a week and were paid $10 a month. Then let him know that anything with his name on them that’s manufactured in China will have a 250% tariff on them. Let’s call it a Social Justice Tariff for proper attribution.

Through PSAs, let’s tell Americans that Mike Bloomberg sold his soul to Chinese censors for a few extra $$. Let’s see how that information plays in Peoria.

The concern is bipartisan. Three Senate Democrats backed legislation put forward by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) last month that advocates for the U.S. to reprioritize its productive capability in order to achieve less supply chain dependence on China, particularly as it relates to products used in the federal health care system.

This is a priority. It’s foolish to put ourselves in a position to be held hostage by despots like the Chinese communists. On matters of national security, it’s best to be in control. Giving Chinese communists the opportunity to hold us hostage over life-saving medications is dangerous. Tom Cotton is, besides Sen. Rubio, the top expert on national security on China. Let’s listen to what he said a month ago:

Let’s restrict China’s influence. It’s the right thing to do.

Susan Rice apparently sees her post-Obama administration role as being an apologist for the Communist Chinese Party, aka the CCP. It should frighten Americans that she was President Obama’s National Security Adviser during his entire second term.

Appearing on Andrea Mitchell’s show on MSDNC yesterday, Rice said “the Trump administration’s description of the coronavirus as the ‘Wuhan virus’ is unacceptable and undermines global cooperation.” That’s interesting since China hasn’t exactly cooperated with the Western Hemisphere, especially in terms of telling us that a lethal virus had started in Wuhan.

The truth is that the Chinese still aren’t helping in terms of information. They insist that things are fine but they’ve just cancelled their professional basketball season. Is that proof that things are just fine? I don’t think so.

Rice added “It doesn’t serve us well, it doesn’t serve the objective of squelching the virus globally, to brand in nationalistic, or xenophobic, or racist terms. We all have to work together…”

Tell that to the CCP. They’re the ones cooking the books. They’re the ones that just re-opened the wet markets where this plague started. Check out how Rice defends the CCP and criticizes Secretary of State Pompeo in this interview:

Rice’s first implication here is that the need for cooperation means it is wrong to criticize China in any regard over the virus, even though the Chinese Communist Party’s deception led to its catastrophic mishandling of the virus in the outbreak’s earliest stages. You know, when the virus might just have been stopped from becoming a global pandemic.

This is the Obama administration’s appeasement strategy in action. China shouldn’t be criticized for igniting this pandemic. To say that is racist. This is the Democrats’ typical play. When backed into a corner, which Democrats frequently are, they start shouting ‘Racist’ at the top of their voices. It’s gotten to the point where people simply ignore them.

The Democrats’ dark money groups plan to spend millions of dollars in key battleground states. That isn’t disgusting. That’s just politics. What’s disgusting is that they plan on politicizing the Wuhan virus.

According to the Washington Post, “the group Pacronym is planning to spend $5 million on ads attacking Trump’s response to the pandemic. Pacronym, whose board of directors includes former Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, said its ads will target key 2020 swing states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Arizona.”

Good luck with that. The next time Democrats complain about dark money or too much money in politics, throw this information in their face:

Pacronym is the political action committee affiliated with Acronym, the non-profit who also funded Shadow, Inc., the company responsible for the failed Iowa caucuses reporting app. Acronym is financed by a larger democratic dark money group, New Venture Fund.

In 2018, the New Venture Fund gave at least $250,000 to Acronym, Acronym’s 2018 990 IRS forms show. New Venture Fund is just one of the dark money nonprofit funds under the umbrella of the for-profit, privately held consultancy called Arabella Advisors, LLC.

It isn’t just that Democrats don’t hate money in politics. It’s that Democrats have put together networks of dark money organizations to propagandize the people. It’s proof that Democrats can’t live without dark money in politics.

Another Democratic PAC called American Bridge said they will also be running similar ads politicizing the pandemic in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. American Bridge told the Washington Post it would be placing an additional ad on “Trump’s incompetence,” including “clips of Trump himself downplaying the crisis.”

If that’s what Democrats want to do, fine. Let’s throw this back in the Democrats’ faces:

In that press availability, Biden said that the Chinese “are not bad folks, folks.” Let’s remind people in Michigan, Pennsylvania and other Rust Belt battleground states and see how Biden’s own words on China play, especially in light of China’s hiding the Coronavirus Crisis for almost 3 months. How do you think that’ll play with an out-of-work steel mill worker? How will that work with an out-of-work UAW worker in Ohio or Detroit?

David Plouffe is a talented political guy but he doesn’t have a clue about Trump’s Rust Belt battleground states. If Democrats want to politicize the Wuhan Virus, they should expect the Trump campaign to highlight Vice President Biden’s friendliness with China, including his son Hunter’s virtual affair with the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership.

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.