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Listing President Trump’s accomplishments is a lengthier responsibility than Democrats admit. In virtually every category, there’s something historic to talk about. That’s why a Biden administration better tread lightly. That’s why President Obama’s legacy is getting belittled by serious people.

Economy

First, President Trump’s record is filled with historic accomplishments. President Trump’s policies directly resulted in the lowest minority unemployment rates in history. Wages for blue collar workers grew twice as fast as for white collar workers. Pre-COVID, consumer confidence and small business were at all-time highs. Best of all, people were leaving the poverty rolls in major numbers. That’s because President Trump listened to Sen. Tim Scott in implementing Sen. Scott’s Opportunity Zones provisions into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Next, President Trump worked with Congress to get rid of the Obama-Biden regulations that’d hurt the energy industry. That led to the US becoming energy independent and the largest energy producer in the world. (Under Obama, we were reliant on oil from the world’s hotspots. The result? Gas prices are cheap and home heating bills are affordable again.

Most importantly, President Trump started bringing our medical supply chains home while increasing medical manufacturing in the USA. As a result of CCOVID, we found out how reliant we are on China for PPE, the manufacture of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical products. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and Peter Navarro’s work, those supply chains are coming home.

It remains to be seen if Joe Biden will continue with this or if he’ll foolishly reverse course. Biden’s biggest supporters are Wall Street financiers and globalists. That bunch hates President Trump’s America First policies.

COVID

I wrote here about the White House Fact Sheet on the actions President Trump took to combat COVID. It’s worth repeating some of the details of what he did:

  1. At the President’s urging, private companies shifted production to supplying masks, ventilators, hand sanitizer, testing supplies, and more.
  2. President Trump has acted under the Defense Production Act more than 30 times to ensure we have the supplies we need.
  3. President Trump understood early on that in order to defeat this virus once and for all and protect Americans, we need a vaccine and therapeutics.
  4. President Trump revolutionized the clinical trial process to ensure Americans get a safe vaccine as quickly as possible, by providing unprecedented investments in leading vaccine candidates to simultaneously produce them as they are tested and developed.

In other words, President Trump took actions that saved millions of lives. He used the DPA to build a national stockpile of PPE. Most importantly, he funded the vaccine that we’re only weeks away from getting.

Foreign Policy

President Trump demolished ISIS, stared down China, renegotiated trade deals, negotiated the Abraham Accords and put Russia and Iran in boxes. President Trump also killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassim Suleimani.

Joe Biden dishonestly insisted that President Trump didn’t have a plan for COVID. This list of accomplishments says the opposite. Biden knows that President Trump had a plan. Biden was just willing to lie to the American people to win the White House.

According to the White House fact sheet, President Trump “took early action to cut off travel from China, built the world’s leading testing system from nothing, enacted mitigation measures to slow the spread, mobilized public and private sectors to secure needed supplies, took action to protect vulnerable Americans, launched effort to deliver a vaccine and therapeutics in record time, provided support to workers and businesses, paved way for reopening to get America working again, surged resources to hot spots as they arose and confronted China as origin of the virus while Democrats and media cowered.”

Let’s put this into perspective. A year ago at this time, the nation’s attention was the Democrats’ faux impeachment hearings. COVID wasn’t on anyone’s radar, except perhaps a handful of epidemiologists. Yesterday, Phizer applied for Emergency Use Authorization for its vaccine:

The Food & Drug Administration announced Friday that its committee on vaccines will meet Dec. 10th to review Pfizer’s request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its Covid-19 vaccine. This comes two days after Pfizer, with their German partner BioNTech, released promising final results that show their vaccine is 95% effective and protects elderly adults who are most at risk of dying. Pfizer had submitted the EUA request earlier in the day Friday.

This is nothing short of miraculous. Greg Gutfeld nailed it when he said that this vaccine was “this generation’s moon shot.”

The entire video is worth watching but the final minute is where Gutfeld lets loose with listing President Trump’s accomplishments. It’s nothing short of incredible to have vaccinations being distributed months after the virus first surfaced in China. President Trump didn’t just help Phizer and Moderna reach this point this fast. He helped them accept the risk of manufacturing the vaccine while it was being tested. Before that, President Trump got rid of tons of red tape that would’ve slowed the process down, which definitely would’ve cost lives. Then he put together a distribution plan using the military. A month from now, frontline medical workers won’t be getting vaccinated. If there’s justice in this world, they’ll be getting Trumped. That’s the nickname Geraldo Rivera coined for the vaccine. I think that’s totally appropriate.

Shutting down travel with China and Europe were major decisions, too. It’s documented that Joe Biden criticized those decisions. President Trump’s performance in this crisis is extraordinary. It isn’t perfect but it’s extraordinary. He nailed all of the major decisions.

In order to secure the supplies needed to confront the surge in coronavirus we faced, President Trump led the largest mobilization of public and private sector resources since WWII.

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  1. The President directed his Administration to secure and distribute needed medical supplies to states in need – resulting in billions of PPE delivered so far.
  2. At the President’s urging, private companies shifted production to supplying masks, ventilators, hand sanitizer, testing supplies, and more.
  3. President Trump has acted under the Defense Production Act more than 30 times to ensure we have the supplies we need.
  4. When we faced a potentially catastrophic shortage of ventilators, President Trump took action to produce 100,000 ventilators and ensure no patient who needs one goes without a ventilator.

This is verified proof that Joe Biden lied through his teeth about President Trump’s COVID response. It’s proof that Joe Biden is just another politician who will say anything to get elected. That’s why I can’t call him a person of integrity.

Throughout this campaign, Joe Biden insisted that President Trump had failed with COVID. Monday, President Trump’s COVID accomplishments list just got longer. It would be impolite for me to tell Joe Biden that he’s full of s— about President Trump’s lengthy list of COVID accomplishments. That being said, it’d serve him right to get humiliated like that.

Instead of humiliating him like that, I’ll just quote from Tyler O’Neil’s article. O’Neil’s opening paragraph says “On Monday, Moderna Inc. announced that its vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic had tested 94.5 percent effective, clearing important hurdles toward production and potential distribution in the coming months. The Moderna vaccine represents a second tremendous victory for the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, which teamed up with medical companies to prepare a vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Last week, Pfizer announced its vaccine had tested more than 90 percent effective.”

President Trump had a plan for COVID. President Trump spoke to Phizer, Moderna and other companies about developing a vaccine in January of this year. He cleared out the red tape to speed through the process because time saved equals lives saved.

“This is a pivotal moment in the development of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement. She thanked the study participants, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). “I want to thank our partners at BARDA and Operation Warp Speed who have been instrumental to accelerating our progress to this point,” she added.

The NIH-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) told Moderna that the Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate had “met the statistical criteria pre-specified in the study protocol for efficacy, with a vaccine efficiacy of 94.5%.” The study on the vaccine’s effectiveness involved more than 30,000 participants. Participants who did not take the vaccine contracted 90 cases of COVID-19, 11 of which were severe, while those who took the vaccine only contracted 5 cases. No one who took the vaccine had a severe case.

Before the next inauguration, most of the vulnerable people will be vaccinated. That’s a tremendous accomplishment for the Trump administration:

Based on his history, I’m skeptical that Joe Biden would’ve reached the conclusion that a vaccine was needed within the first year of the first case. It’s doubtful that he would’ve formed a public-private partnership in 2 years to develop that vaccine. History teaches us that Obama-Biden didn’t figure out a distribution or manufacturing plan with H1N1 vaccines.

President Donald Trump celebrated Pfizer’s success in a speech at the Rose Garden on Friday. “No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has ever been achieved,” the president declared. “Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world.”

Trump noted that the average vaccine development process takes 8 to 12 years, yet “through operation Warp Speed we’re doing it in less than 1 year. … This is five times faster than the fastest prior vaccine development in history. Five times faster.” That truly is a jaw-dropping and historic accomplishment.

Millions of lives will be saved thanks to Operation Warp Speed and President Trump. Despite that fact, Joe Biden dishonestly insisted that President Trump a) didn’t take this seriously, b) didn’t have a plan for fighting COVID and c) killed people by not taking this seriously. That’s BS and Biden knows it. He didn’t care about the people. He just cared about winning at all costs. That’s the definition of evil.

While I was reading this article, it wasn’t difficult to notice that the leftist Democrats (Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, AOC+3) have started insisting on implementing their socialist agenda virtually immediately. Sen. Warren said in her Washington Post op-ed that “Biden and Harris ‘ran on explicit plans to create new union jobs in clean energy, increase Social Security benefits, expand health care, cancel billions of dollars in student-loan debt, hold law enforcement accountable, make the wealthy pay their fair share, tackle climate change and provide for universal child care.'”

That’s really stretching things. Joe Biden didn’t speak often enough to make anything explicit. The definition of explicit is “fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal: explicit instructions; an explicit act of violence; explicit language; clearly developed or formulated; definite and unreserved in expression; outspoken:”

Most of the summer and much of the fall, Joe Biden hid in his house. The joke was that he didn’t appear in public without his running mate — COVID-19.

“Florida became the eighth state to pass a $15 minimum wage,” she wrote. “Arizona voted to increase taxes on the wealthy to fund public schools. Multiple states – red and blue – passed ballot measures to legalize marijuana. And Colorado said yes to 12 weeks of paid family leave.”

“The lesson is clear,” Warren added. “Bold policies to improve opportunity for all Americans are broadly popular. Voters recognize that these reforms are necessary to fix what is broken in our nation.”

Let’s squash this nightmarish agenda. It won’t take long before Arizona regrets their tax increases. Florida will quickly repeal this minimum wage increase, too.

I’ll be explicit about something. I want the United States of America to succeed. I don’t give a damn whether Joe Biden or other internationalist politicians succeed. I don’t know that we can prevent the job-killing regulations to the energy industry that Biden will propose but we can run on that issue in the midterms and in 2024. If Biden fails like I think he will, he’ll be a sitting duck in 2024 or he’ll retire, then let Harris take it in the face.

The first pair of pieces of legislation that the Senate should take up should be the Tim Scott-Donald Trump Police Reform Act and the Alice Marie Johnson-Donald Trump Second Step Act. I triple-dog dare Democrats to vote against those bills. If Democrats slow down the distribution of the COVID vaccine, Republicans should immediately pass a bill to accelerate the distribution of the vaccine.

Republicans should highlight the success of Operation Warp Speed in discovering a vaccine and getting the first batch out to those who need it most. Then they should highlight how the Biden administration slowed things down. Let Biden-Harris take the blame for not distributing the vaccine and therapeutics fast enough.

Ian Millhiser’s op-ed is a well-reasoned op-ed about Democrat sour grapes. (Actually, it isn’t that well-reasoned.) It contains some things, though, that will likely turn into Democrat talking points.

In his op-ed, Millhiser states that “In the incoming Senate, Democratic senators will represent at least 20,314,962 more people than their Republican counterparts — and that’s if we assume that Republicans win both runoff elections in Georgia.” Later, Millhiser makes an incendiary statement, saying “This is not what the American people voted for in November. But it is what a deeply broken Constitution, which effectively gives extra Senate seats to white conservatives in small states, has given us.”

That’s a thoroughly racist statement. Frankly, it’s disgusting to hear this. When the Constitution was written, Madison, Jefferson and Hamilton enshrined in their document the legislative branch, composed of the House and the Senate. The House was supposed to represent the people. It was elected by the people. The Senate was supposed to represent the states. It was elected by each state’s legislature.

Here’s why it’s imperative that Republicans maintain their Senate majority:

Similarly, if Republicans control the Senate in 2021, the GOP will have the power to prevent Joe Biden from confirming a Cabinet, to block everyone Biden nominates to the federal bench, to prevent Biden from signing any legislation, and even to shut down the government.

If Biden wants a return to a Obama-style cabinet, Republicans shouldn’t hesitate in rejecting people like Clapper, Brennan and Kerry. Republicans should tell him explicitly that deep staters that politicized the IC won’t be tolerated. Further, Republicans should tell Biden that a return to an Obama-style foreign policy won’t be tolerated.

President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and Jared Kushner made far too much progress on Middle East peace to have Biden piss that progress away. If Biden wants to cozy up to Iran and Russia, like Obama did, the answer should be an emphatic no. In terms of Biden’s China virus task force, this should frighten people:

Republicans can’t prevent the appointing of Biden’s task force but they can highlight Ezekiel Emmanuel as a member of it. Emmanuel is the father of the death panel provision in Obamacare. Another thing that they can do is highlight often is President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, then compare Biden’s programs against that program. Republicans should highlight that President Trump pulled companies together that produced results like this:


President Trump put together the industry that produced the fastest effective vaccine in world history. Biden didn’t do that. Republicans should highlight the Trump policies that make people healthy, prosperous and safe on our city streets. Republicans should highlight how Biden’s decisions destabilized the world, our neighborhoods more dangerous and less prosperous. Biden ran on the notion that he’d fix the China virus. It’s apparent that President Trump did that.