David Catron’s article, titled “A Plague of Democratic Partisanship”, highlights the Democrats’ willingness to delay the benefits of the stimulus plan for purely partisan purposes. Democrats had negotiated in semi-good faith with Republicans while Queen Pelosi vacationed in San Francisco. Saturday night, the queen re-entered DC. Hours later, the bipartisan deal was dead.

In its place, the Queen insisted that the following items be part of the coronavirus emergency stimulus legislation:

  1. Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards at companies receiving assistance
  2. Bailing out all current debt of postal service
  3. Required early voting
  4. Required same day voter registration
  5. 10k bailout for student loans
  6. For companies accepting assistance, 1/3 of board members must be chosen by workers
  7. Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
  8. Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
  9. Greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
  10. Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
  11. $15 minimum wage at companies receiving assistance
  12. Permanent paid leave at companies receiving assistance

That’s just a partial list. At a time when the American people were hurting and some were literally dying, Democrats didn’t hesitate to put people’s lives at risk for some partisan trinkets. The Democrats’ character, or lack thereof, shined through.

Next, ask yourself if that’s the type of people you want leading the nation through a crisis. I don’t require much time to figure out my answer. That definitely isn’t the type of person I want in charge of the nation. Period. John Kennedy nailed it with this summarization:

Amen, Sen. Kennedy. You’re exactly right.

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