Biden & Beijing: Together Again
Perhaps the Chinese Communist Party should seriously consider making January 20th a new national holiday. The swearing-in of Joe Biden and a liberal Congress is going to be the gift that keeps on giving for the Chinese communists.
Joe Biden clearly has an affinity for communist China. In the past he has declared, "A rising China is a positive development for America and the world." He has also defended the communist regime's brutal one-child policy. Now that Biden is in power, he's delivering for Beijing.
Surely, the communist Chinese applauded when Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline. Not only did that decision guarantee that America will have to import more energy from dangerous places around the world, but it also likely guaranteed that China will now get Canada's oil.
Very quietly the Biden Administration withdrew a Trump rule requiring American universities to disclose how much money they receive from communist China to host Confucius Institutes.
These institutes are not cultural learning centers, but centers of espionage and communist propaganda. And, as we know, there are already far more socialists and communists on our college campuses than conservatives. Giving the communist Chinese free rein on our college campuses is a serious threat to our national security.
And what exactly is the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware hiding?
Biden also rejoined the World Health Organization, which is completely controlled by communist China. Now, thanks to Joe Biden, we are going to be giving the WHO more taxpayer dollars. Predictably, the WHO just cleared communist China of any responsibility for COVID-19. And, of course, communist China is demanding that America be investigated for creating the virus.
By the way, China's state-owned media outlets are mocking Biden's coronavirus vaccine rollout as racist, blaming "long-term structural racism" in America's medical community and industry. It is increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Chinese communists and American leftists. They both hate America!
There are also Biden's billionaire supporters like Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. For whatever reason, Cuban ordered his team to stop playing the national anthem before games. Perhaps he should change his name to "Mark China."
Meanwhile, communist China is doubling down on patriotism, while so many Americans who have been given the most are turning against this most exceptional nation.
But in many ways, the biggest gift to China will continue into next week. (See next item.)
The Left's Propaganda Victory
The left was planning Donald Trump's impeachment before he took office. That's not a joke or hyperbole. They said it publicly. Just minutes after President Trump was inaugurated in 2017, the Washington Post ran this story: "The Campaign To Impeach President Trump Has Begun."
Now the left is trying to impeach him even after he has left office. But this sham process, which has zero chance of success, does nothing but stoke disunity. The only thing it is guaranteed to succeed in is bringing aid and comfort to our enemies.
Unfortunately, Trump's attorneys aren't helping. One was virtually incompetent. How could that be?
Well, anytime a high-profile law firm represented the president or other leading conservatives, the left would unleash a campaign of intimidation, economic threats from high-profile clients, even death threats against its lawyers until the law firm caved and backed out of defending the president.
The left will fall on its sword to make sure terrorists, illegal aliens and serial sex offenders get good attorneys. And it will fall on its sword to make sure a president who believes in making America great again does not get a good attorney.
The House impeachment managers also showed a propaganda video on the Senate floor yesterday. It was a good one, which means it was really bad for the cause of truth. I wouldn't be surprised if Beijing's communist party bosses and Russia's Vladimir Putin have ordered a copy.
The video featured a heavily censored version of the president's January 6th speech over images of the fighting on Capitol Hill, fighting we now know had been planned by radicals weeks before the president delivered his remarks.
But the impeachment managers took a totally normal statement about fighting for our country, rhetoric that I guarantee virtually every senator has used in their own speeches, and twisted it into a call for physical violence.
If that is incitement to violence, then every leftist who urged progressive activists "to fight for social justice" is responsible for the rioting in our cities last summer.
Need further proof that they deliberately took the president's remarks out of context? Pelosi's impeachment team censored the part of Trump's speech where he rejected violence, telling supporters to march "patriotically and peacefully" to the Capitol to "cheer on" congressional conservatives.
If any jury in a court of law was shown a doctored video like that, defense attorneys would demand a mistrial and it would be granted.
There's no question that a relatively small number of people involved in the January 6th rally on Capitol Hill did tremendous damage to the rule of law. But tremendous damage was also done to the rule of law yesterday by the House impeachment managers and the senators who tolerated that video.
Back To School? Not Really
There is a growing revolt around the country led by angry parents whose children have now missed nearly a full year of classroom instruction in our taxpayer-funded public schools. It's one of the issues driving the recall effort against California Governor Gavin Newsom.
And Joe Biden knows it's a problem for him too. That's why he previously pledged to get the schools reopened in his first 100 days in office, and the CDC is expected to issue guidelines for opening the schools. But Biden's idea of reopening the schools and your idea of reopening the schools probably aren't the same thing.
But yesterday White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained Biden's plan by saying that it meant "teaching at least one day a week in the majority of schools by day 100."
A majority of schools? One day a week? If that doesn't sound like reopening the schools to you, that's because it's not. And it may well be a huge step backwards.
According to CBS News, nearly two-thirds of elementary and middle schools are already offering some form of in-school instruction.