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The Harris-Biden ticket insists that President Trump didn’t take COVID-19 seriously. Further, the Harris-Biden ticket insist that people died unnecessarily because of President Trump’s unseriousness. That’s BS of the stinkiest order. This White House fact sheet demolishes the Harris-Biden argument:

  1. Took early action to cut off travel from China
  2. Built the world’s leading testing system from nothing
  3. Enacted mitigation measures to slow the spread
  4. Mobilized public and private sectors to secure needed supplies
  5. Took action to protect vulnerable Americans
  6. Launched effort to deliver a vaccine and therapeutics in record time
  7. Provided support to workers and businesses
  8. Paved way for reopening to get America working again
  9. Surged resources to hot spots as they arose
  10. Confronted China as origin of the virus while Democrats and media cowered

Let’s get serious about something. Can anyone picture President Harris or Co-President Biden calling up pharmaceutical industry CEOs to have them start working on a vaccine in February? If you can picture that, what type of drugs are you using?

Peter Navarro was tasked with rebuilding the national stockpile of ventilators. He contacted GM about standing up a manufacturing facility in Kokomo, IN. From the initial call from Navarro to the manufacture of the first ventilator took 17 days:

“Every time you hear that ‘pity party’ stuff, remember to look into the future, see where we need to go, and what we need to do, and that’s bringing manufacturing and supply chains home, starting with our pharmaceutical supply chains and our medical supplies and equipment like masks,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing. I’ve have seen miracles here. I’ve seen a plant in Kokomo, Indiana, with General Motors stood up in 17 days, and three days later, we had ventilators go into hospitals in Gary, Indiana.”

Does anyone seriously think that Harris, Biden or any other Democratic presidential candidate could’ve accomplished this? I don’t. I can’t picture any Democrat being able to accomplish anything like that. That isn’t the only special assignment Navarro is handling:

During the Obama-Biden administration, Obama and Biden didn’t think it was a problem to have our antibiotics, PPE and other medical supplies manufactured in China. If they thought it posed a national security threat, they didn’t act on it. Considering Biden’s coziness with China, it’s highly unlikely that ‘Buy American, Hire American’ was a priority.

VP Biden’s campaign slogan is just spin. It isn’t a commitment like it is with President Trump. Democrats are globalists and corporatists. Whether it’s Lebron James or Michael Bloomberg or Mark Cuban, they’re each committed to China in different ways. Bloomberg wants Chinese markets open to him even if it hurts the US. Lebron James doesn’t flinch when Nike uses child labor to manufacture athletic wear that bears Lebron’s name. Cuban won’t speak of China’s evils because it might hurt the NBA.

Donald Trump didn’t flinch in cutting off travel with China when COVID was first discovered. That’s because his loyalties lie with the US.

For the first 40+ years of his career, Joe Biden fed his family at the globalist trough. Biden’s family got rich feeding at the globalist trough. Why should I think that he’s serious about ‘Buy American, Hire American’?

This article provides proof that pitting 2 progressives against a capitalist isn’t a fair fight. Then again, 3 progressives vs. a capitalist isn’t fair, either.

Joy Behar, aka Joyless Behar, shot off her mouth on The View, saying “I will take the vaccine after Ivanka takes it. As far as the vaccine is concerned, I’d like to inform America, in case we don’t know this because I looked all this up for you, the mumps vaccine took four years, the polio vaccine took 20 years, and the smallpox vaccine took a few centuries. It was developed initially in 1796, when they started to think about it, and it became useful in the 1950s. OK?”

Thinking that she’d won that fight was Behar’s first mistake. Ivanka responded in real time:


Just to inform Ms. Behar, in the past, government put in place regulations designed to impede progress. Operation Warp Speed is different because a businessman, not a politician, is in charge of creating a life-saving vaccine. When lives are on the line, it’s imperative that we make sure that the product passes safety tests but that it also doesn’t take longer than it needs to. Being extra-cautious can cost lives, too.

If Joe Biden was in charge, there’s little chance of him streamlining the approval process. He’s a politician. He’s used to a plodding process. President Trump is used to speeding up the process as fast as possible. That’s how he’s run his companies. Translating President Trump’s skill set to the Oval Office means that things get done quickly. That’s why he’s gotten so many positive things done so fast despite the media- and politician-driven distractions. Predictably, Kamala Harris said she won’t trust anything related to the Trump administration:

Predictably, Senate Democrats voted unanimously against starting debate on a COVID relief bill. Democrats didn’t vote against final passage of the bill. Democrats voted against starting debate on a bill that “provides $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits through Dec. 27, another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, more money for testing and schools and liability protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill “is laden with poison pills. Provisions our colleagues know Democrats would never support to guarantee the bill’s failure. The truth of the matter is the Republicans and the Republican leader don’t want to pass a bill too many on the hard right in the Senate and outside it would be angry.”

Do Democrats think that extending federal unemployment benefits until Dec. 27th is a poison pill? Do Democrats think that “another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding” is a poison pill? Do Democrats think that “more money for testing and schools” is a poison pill?

Thursday’s vote virtually guarantees another 2 year term for Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. Thanks to this vote, Democrats will be portrayed as heartless politicians who don’t care about the people. I know this because Jason Lewis just used it that way:

U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement slamming Senator Tina Smith for delaying COVID relief yet again.

“I wish I could say I’m surprised that Senator Tina Smith is marching in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, but this is just more of the same from Tina. Last month she held up relief over a demand that incarcerated inmates be able to make phone calls for free, and that’s after she twice voted to block relief in the spring while simultaneously dumping $1 million dollars in personal stock holdings.

“Further proving this is nothing more than a political game for Tina, she has basically been running a single issue campaign on the alleged need for more post office funding in recent weeks, and yet she shot down the latest round of COVID relief which includes USPS funding, all because party leaders told her to.

Mitch McConnell summed things up perfectly:

Congress has spent months talking — talking — about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer to hide behind closed doors and refuse to help families before the election? We’ll find out in a couple hours. Republicans have tried repeatedly to build on the CARES Act and get more help out the door to American families. But Democrats have blocked us at every turn. They’ve invented different excuses each time.

Check this out:

Where’s the proof that Democrats give a damn about the American people? I’ve searched for that proof but haven’t found any. It’s time for Democrats to start acting like they’re compassionate. Otherwise, they’ll be seen as heartless as Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.

Finally, Tina Smith isn’t worthy of a spot in the Senate. She’s represented Chuck Schumer, not Minnesota. That’s pathetic.

When Nancy Pelosi ignored San Francisco’s laws, she essentially said that laws are for the little people. Ms. Pelosi’s elitist attitude disgusts most people who follow politics. It’s an attitude that’s the opposite of Newt Gingrich’s attitude.

Part of Speaker Gingrich’s Contract With America. Included in Speaker Gingrich’s Contract With America is this item:

require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply to Congress

That law was repealed in 2009, when Pelosi was Speaker, Harry Reid was Senate Majority Leader and Barack Obama was president. Apparently, Democrats think that it’s a terrible idea to require the ruling class to live by the laws that they impose on the rest of society. When Republicans restore unified GOP government this November, their first task should be to restore that law. This is why that law is needed:

After lecturing the people about mandating wearing a mask in public, Nancy Pelosi ignored science. She didn’t wear a mask during a hair appointment to a salon that’s closed to the little people. Rather than being repentant, Ms. Pelosi is demanding an apology:

Nancy Pelosi won’t get dragged into court for violating San Francisco’s COVID laws. Apparently, people of privilege aren’t subject to that scrutiny. (Whatever happened to “Nobody’s above the law, not even the President?”) Democrat TV flacks are defending her, which is the equivalent of defending the indefensible.

What Ms. Pelosi did was thoroughly reprehensible. She did what others aren’t allowed to do. Further, Ms. Pelosi sent the unmistakable message that the salon is open for her convenience but the salon owner wasn’t allowed to open and earn a living. What’s worst, though, is that Pelosi then went on MSDNC and lectured President Trump for doing what she just did.

Ms. Pelosi is a reprehensible, disgusting politician. As the most powerful Democrat in Washington, DC, she’s treated laws as optional for herself but required for the little people. It’s time to throw her out of the Speaker’s office and replace her with Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy actually cares about people, something that Ms. Pelosi doesn’t do.

We are likely just 28+ days away from Nancy Pelosi’s Shutdown. She’s been in a fowl mood all year for multiple reasons. It started with impeachment, which helped Republicans. Next, Ms. Pelosi ripped up her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

After that, Pelosi told people to visit Chinatown even though COVID had started spreading human-to-human:

Next, Pelosi tried stuffing the COVID relief bill with lots of Democrat wish list items. She wound up getting a little extra funding for the Kennedy Center. When the COVID 2.0 relief bill was passed out of the Senate, Pelosi got caught on TV talking about her favorite ice creams:

Next, Pelosi thought that she’d hurt Trump with the George Floyd Riots. That turned out to be wishful thinking. Law and order turned out to be a majore net plus for President Trump. It still is. She’s still trying to play hardball over the next COVID relief bill. Thus far, that hasn’t gone well for Ms. Pelosi.

Knowing that Ms. Pelosi a) often misreads the room and b) doesn’t like getting humiliated, there’s a high profile bill that needs to pass just after the first presidential debate — the bill to fund the government for the next year. I’m betting she’s willing to shut down the government. In fact, I’m betting she’s planning on blaming the shutdown on President Trump.

The problem with that strategy is that President Trump, Sen. McConnell, Secretary Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows are likely anticipating this gambit. They’ll have a reasonable option available. When Pelosi tries blaming her shutdown on Trump, he’ll be able to take to the world’s biggest megaphone and highlight his plan. It won’t take long for congressional Democrats in swing districts to bail on Pelosi.

Without a PR stunt, Pelosi is likely to lose her speaker’s gavel. What does she have to lose at this point?

It’s difficult reading the DFL talking points from this LTE. The second paragraph, it says “Across the country during this pandemic the lack of strong leadership has added to the chaos, health and economic challenges and death. In states like New York, with a strong governor who relies on science, data and communicating a clear message, harm has been mitigated. To date, that has been also true in Minnesota. But our COVID-19 cases are growing again.”

That’s just stunning. NY doesn’t have a strong governor. They’ve got a jackass who’s gotten undeserved fantastic press. Ask Janice Dean what she thinks of Gov. Cuomo. Here’s what she wrote about Gov. Cuomo:

A week before his dad died, someone called to let us know Mickey was being switched to another floor so they could let more patients in. From what I know now, I believe the new patients were ones recovering from COVID — thanks to a statewide mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

On March 28th, Sean got a call and was told that his dad wasn’t well. He had a fever and his lungs were filling up. A few hours later he was dead. We assumed he had the coronavirus. We only got confirmation when we saw it on his death certificate.

When pressed about why he put COVID-recovering patients into nursing homes, Gov. Cuomo said that this was a CDC requirement. He lied about this. The CDC guidance said that COVID-recovering patients could convalesce in a nursing home if certain precautions were put in place. “Strong” Gov. Cuomo didn’t put those precautions in place.

Here in Minnesota, strongman DFL Gov. Tim Walz insists on running the state by executive order. The DFL House protects Gov. Walz’s dictatorial authorities without thinking whether there’s an emergency. HINT: There isn’t. According to this graphic, COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths have been cut in half from May to July:

Then there’s this:

We know the cycle. Without continued intervention in the weeks ahead, hospital beds and ICUs could be filling up and deaths will increase. We are also learning that after-effects for younger people in their 30s, 40s and 50s can be severe and the long-term impact of that on health and employment is unknown. So this continues to be an emergency.

Notice that the DFL said could, not shall, can, not will. The DFL needs a new dictionary. The definition of emergency is “a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action. a state, especially of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event:” An occurrence is something that’s happened, not something that might happen.

This LTE was written to protect DFL-endorsed candidates who’ve likely gotten bombarded with questions while door-knocking. People don’t like autocratic rule, especially now that the crisis has passed.

Minnesota is a leader in medicine and public health. We are identified nationally by such eminent scientists as Dr. Michael Osterholm, who has minced no words in saying how serious the coronavirus crisis is and that it’s getting more serious by the day. Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, is widely recognized as an expert in both the big picture and granular detail of pandemic response.

Jan Malcolm isn’t an expert. She’s a blithering idiot. She should be fired. Dr. Osterholm might be an expert but he’s wrong about this so-called crisis. The graphic from the Minnesota Department of Health verifies that.

The numbers verify that the worst is behind us. Facts are stubborn things.

Trying to figure out Tim Walz’s plan for reopening schools might take weeks. Figuring out whether Gov. Walz is a slave to EdMinn takes much less time. Tim Walz and the DFL essentially are indentured servants to EdMinn. They don’t dare do what’s right for the students. That’s how Gov. Walz and the DFL finished with the plan they’re currently pitching.

David Perry had been waiting for months to learn whether his two middle-­school children will be heading back to their Shoreview school in the fall.

He was still left hanging Thursday after Gov. Tim Walz announced a localized, model-driven approach to opening schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Decisions on whether to return to class, continue distance learning, or use some hybrid of both, will depend on the number of COVID-19 cases in a given area and a school’s ability to meet health and safety standards. School districts are expected to announce in the coming weeks one of three learning models they will use based on the formula laid out by the administration.

“I don’t feel like I know any more today about what is going to happen in September than I did yesterday, and we’ve been building up to this big announcement,” said Perry, whose son has Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. The family needs more time to plan for his education. “I don’t feel I’m any closer to understanding what’s going to happen with my kids or my work schedule,” Perry said.

Tim Walz is the anti-science governor. The DFL is his enabler. For months, child care centers have been operating safely. Despite facing the same hurdles, Tim Walz and the DFL can’t figure out how to safely return students to schools. (Perhaps we should put child care operators in charge of reopening schools. I’m only partially kidding.)

DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman said she was pleased that Walz also announced plans to pump an additional $250 million of coronavirus relief funding into classrooms as they prepare for new social distancing measures. Among them will be a requirement for those who return to the classroom to wear masks. “Our districts need additional resources to provide the high-quality education we expect while keeping Minnesotans safe,” Hortman said.

Why isn’t the DFL pushing Gov. Walz to make classrooms safe so students can return to school? Why hasn’t the DFL admitted that students aren’t at risk, that the only people who might be at risk are older teachers? Instead, Gov. Walz and the DFL put together a plan that Einstein would have difficulty deciphering.

At the start of this clip, Gov. Walz tells a whopper:

This is a localized, data-driven approach to make sure that school districts where it is physically possible to teach our students, we will do that.

The matrix put together by the Walz administration has tons of caveats in it. That’s foolish. Students, especially grade school students, don’t transmit the virus. This isn’t opinion. It’s the finding of Dr. Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institution:

On Good Morning San Diego, Dr. Atlas said we are one of the only countries that is not planning to reopen our schools. “The data is clear. Whether it’s from Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Spain, the United States, Asia, all over the world, children do not have any serious disease. Children almost never transmit the disease. In fact, Switzerland is contemplating stopping even testing children because it’s irrelevant.”

Continuing, “there is not serious risk of even getting the illness. But that’s not even the point here, I want to go even further. By now, we know who is at risk. K-12 teachers in the United States, half of them are under 41 years of age, they’re not at risk. 82% are under 55-years-old, if there is a handful, which there are, teachers in the high-risk category, don’t they know how to protect themselves with their so called 6-feet spacing and mask rules? And if they’re still afraid, even if they don’t want to do that, then they can teach from home. I don’t understand why they have to lock up schools.”

The statistics point in one direction. The statistics show that students, especially younger students, aren’t transmitters of COVID. The point isn’t to wait until the virus is gone. The policy should be to mitigate as much of the risk as possible. That points to making things like plexiglass walls in classrooms standard to eliminate what little risk there is for teachers.

It’s apparent that St. Paul and Minneapolis teachers don’t want to return to traditional classrooms this fall. If that’s what they prefer, they should be fired. This article reports that “Twin Cities educators on Friday called on Gov. Tim Walz to delay a return to in-person instruction in the fall, saying the risks of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic are too great.”

That’s BS according to Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Dr. Atlas had “an I-told-you-so-moment” recently during this interview:

During that “I-told-you-so-moment”, Dr. Atlas said “the children have an extremely low risk to this disease, far less than seasonal flu. Number 2, there are massive harms closing schools to the children and those are extremely important, of course, because every policy we do, we must understand the consequences of the policy itself are.”

Later, Dr. Atlas said this:

They have acknowledged that long-distance learning is a failure, that children learn much more in person, from social gatherings, dealing with conflict resolutions, working with groups, that schools provide nutrition…

These teachers just showed their true colors. The risk isn’t “too great.” The younger the student, the less the risk is that they’re a super spreader and the less risk that they’ll get the virus. That’s a verified fact. These teachers are lying. Period. Full stop.

If Gov. Walz caves to Education Minnesota, which is definitely possible, he should be thrown out of office after one term. Putting EdMinn’s wishes ahead of these students’ needs is unforgiveable. It’s quite possible because EdMinn is a subsidiary of the DFL.

This is dishonesty at its most disgusting:

The St. Paul and Minneapolis teachers unions organized a march from J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School to the governor’s residence. Walking alongside parents and students, some carried signs that read “I can’t teach from a grave” and “Exactly how many dead kids is acceptable?”

Thus far, 1 child has died in Minnesota of COVID. As for the “I can’t teach from a grave” sign, I’ll just say that the students might be better off if they didn’t have these teachers. Minnesota, in my estimation, would be far better off without Gov. Walz and the DFL majority in the House.

Joe Biden is attempting to look like a leader on the China Virus. It’s failing because he’s proposing to do things that President Trump did months ago. They sound reasonable at first blush. That’s because they’ve been implemented months ago:

The former vice president swung into his spiel: “I talked early on about the Defense [Production] Act” to order companies to manufacture essential items, he said. Mr. Trump invoked the DPA March 27 to force General Motors to step up ventilator production.

Then, Mr. Biden said, “you need more testing.” More than 50 million tests have been conducted in the U.S., 754,858 on Tuesday alone. Next, he said, “insist that everyone wear masks.” The White House Coronavirus Task Force and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on April 3 that everyone wear masks in public.

To help the economy, Mr. Biden proposed to “make sure that people are in a position where they can maintain their businesses.” Mr. Trump signed the Cares Act on March 27, providing $349 billion in partially forgivable small-business loans, later raised to $659 billion. His next idea was to guarantee “no one has to pay for contracting COVID and being treated for COVID.” The Trump administration announced April 3 it would use Cares Act money to pay hospitals that treat uninsured people for Covid-19.

Remember that this Reid-Biden interview happened on July 20. Way to go, Joe. You got around to proposing your China virus plan 3+ months after President Trump implemented this plan. Moving at that speed, we’re sure to defeat the virus before the end of President Trump’s successor’s 2nd term.

With regard to a vaccine, Mr. Biden said it was essential to “have a command officer now . . . to put together exactly how that will be distributed to over 300 million Americans.” Gen. Gustave F. Perna, head of Army Materiel Command, was appointed chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed on May 15 to accelerate vaccine production and distribution.

Again, Biden is late by 2 months. Can’t this guy get anything done fast? I’ll tell you what Biden did in March. We can’t forget this golden oldie:

Joe Biden’s economic plan will produce a recession:

The former vice president’s July 9 economic plan, for example, proposes to raise $3.2 trillion in revenue over the next decade. It would do so by increasing taxes not only on the top 1% but on every American. The nonpartisan Tax Foundation says it “would lead to lower after-tax income for all income levels” and reduce the nation’s gross domestic product.

That’s before Biden would reimpose the industry-crippling regulations that temporarily killed the coal industry and the energy industry. By comparison, President Trump’s policies have made the US the world’s largest producer of energy. We don’t rely on foreign energy anymore.

Another example: Mr. Biden’s July 14 climate plan calls for closing every natural gas and coal-fired power plant within 15 years. They now produce 60% of America’s electricity. It’s probably impossible to achieve, but even trying would raise everyone’s utility bills and endanger millions of jobs in the energy and power sectors.

It’s time to reject this hostage of the far-far-left. We can’t afford his incompetence.

The crisis has passed. Over the past month, COVID-related deaths have dropped from an average of more than 100 per week to less than 30 per week. Despite that dramatic drop in COVID-related deaths, the DFL insists that we’re still in the midst of a crisis. What a bunch of BS that is. That’s intellectually insulting.

Jessie van Berkel’s article starts by saying “Minnesota lawmakers returned to the State Capitol on Monday hoping to resolve continuing partisan differences on police accountability, a major public works package and several tax and spending measures. But first they faced off over Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to extend his emergency powers for another 30 days to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that prompted the second legislative session of the summer, just four months ahead of the November elections.”

Frankly, Republicans should issue an ultimatum. Either vote to end this autocracy or we’ll make this the campaign issue this fall. House Republicans don’t have a ton of power but they’ve essentially got a veto over a bonding bill. If the DFL won’t vote to strip Tim Walz of his peacetime emergency powers, then Republicans should make that a major issue this fall.

Under DFL rule, we’ve seen rioting, the unnecessary strangulation of Minnesota’s economy and government of, by and for the DFL. The people of Minnesota have lost their voice. Families, both in downtown Minneapolis and across Minnesota, have lost their life savings. The Walz administration’s Department of Health kept shipping COVID-positive cases back into long-term care (LTC) facilities. Then they tried blaming these unnecessary deaths on the Trump administration.

Shame on the DFL for spreading that lie. The CDC said that LTCs “may” send COVID-positive patients into LTCs if they quarantined those COVID-positive patients away from the general population. The CDC didn’t say shall send.

The DFL is insisting on keeping Gov. Walz’s peacetime emergency powers intact with the flimsiest excuses:

Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman said she believes the governor’s emergency powers are critical as COVID-19 cases rise nationally, a trend that has prompted intensifying national debates about face masks and opening schools in the fall.

Honestly? That’s the best the DFL can do? The number of cases are rising nationally? That means nothing by itself.

Hortman and the DFL insist that King Timmy might need those emergency powers further down the road. Given the DFL’s history of wildly overestimating the impact of COVID-19, I’m betting he won’t need them. I’m betting that the DFL, like King Timmy, just loves the power trip.

But Hortman pointed to the spike in Southern states like Texas, where refrigerated trucks are needed to store bodies because morgues are at capacity. “We have to very seriously consider what it could be in the future for Minnesotans,” she said. “So the emergency is in no respects over.”

Walz characterized the COVID-19 pandemic as an evolving emergency. “The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the devastating impacts of this pandemic,” he said in a statement Monday extending his emergency powers. “As cases skyrocket in other states, we can’t let our guard down now.”

I agree that we can’t let our guard down. We don’t need King Timmy’s emergency powers intact to keep our guard up, though.

Something that’s happened with the peacetime emergency powers is that King Timmy and the DFL have stopped listening to Minnesotans:

The Declaration of Independence emphatically states that governments derive “their just powers” by “the consent of the governed.” King Timmy isn’t asking Minnesotans for their consent through the legislature. He’s just issuing one decree after another.