Monday, February 1, 2021
The Biden Family Business
When Joe Biden declared his candidacy for president, it touched off a flurry of articles about the Biden family businesses. For example, Politico ran a story in the summer of 2019 entitled "Biden Inc."
Recent events forced them to revisit the subject last week after a Florida law firm ran an ad during the inauguration that highlighted one of its associates, Mr. Frank Biden.
Politico reported that during the campaign last year Joe Biden pulled Frank aside and said, "Watch yourself. Don't get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you," and, presumably more importantly, hurt Joe's chances of getting elected.
In the past, Frank has bragged about how his last name was "a tremendous asset" that brought him "automatic acceptance." Joe's other brother, James Biden, has similarly said, "We've got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden."
Exactly what are they getting for their investments?
Amazingly, a reporter actually raised concerns about Frank Biden's business dealings at a White House press briefing last week. And, predictably, the reporter's concerns were dismissed.
But where was the media's curiosity when the issue wasn't something as simplistic as a law firm ad, but Hunter Biden traveling on Air Force Two to close a billion-dollar business deal with the communist Chinese? There are reports that Hunter still has not divested from certain Chinese businesses.
And where was the media's curiosity when reports about Hunter's laptop broke or when he admitted he was under federal investigation?
Before it's over, absent serious oversight from Congress and the media, I fear this may be the most corrupt administration in history.
With the change of administrations comes a change in priorities. An obvious example of this change is taking place at the State Department.
During his recent confirmation hearings, Secretary of State Antony Blinkenannounced that U.S. embassies and consulates around the world would be flying rainbow flags in solidarity with the gay pride movement.
Blinken also vowed to repudiate the Commission on Unalienable Rightsestablished by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ensure that fundamental human rights such as free speech and religious liberty remained a central focus of U.S. foreign policy.
Twitter Bans The Truth
Our friends at Focus on the Family were recently banned by Twitter. What was their offense? According to Twitter, they were promoting "hateful content." But I can assure you that is not true.
As long time readers of this daily report know, I am very familiar with Focus on the Family. Founded by my good friend Dr. James Dobson, Focus has worked for decades to promote strong families and healthy relationships.
After leaving the Reagan White House, I served for a time as a senior vice president of Focus on the Family and as president of the Family Research Council, which was affiliated with Focus. So, I can say with complete confidence that Focus does not promote hate.
No, what got Focus banned from Twitter was that it dared to tell the truth. In a tweet mentioning Dr. Rachel Levin, Joe Biden's nominee to be assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Focus noted "Dr. Levin is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman."
That is simply a statement of fact. It is the truth. But that truth was deemed "hateful content" by Twitter, which rejected Focus's appeal and has refused to explain how its statement could be appropriately rephrased.
But this is the upside down world of the left, where speaking the truth can often get you banned. Of course, the left and the Big Tech tyrants of tolerance are determined to marginalize Focus, but I encourage them to keep fighting for faith, family and freedom!
The Pentagon's About-Face
We reported Friday that the Biden Administration had decided to prioritize the jihadist terrorists at Guantanamo Bay for COVID vaccinations well before most Americans and even most U.S. soldiers. The vaccinations were scheduled to be administered to the radical Islamist prisoners this week.
Well, I am pleased to report that the intense public outcry against this outrageous decision had an impact. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced Saturday, "We're pausing the [vaccination] plan . . . as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligation to keep our troops safe."
Well, I certainly hope the force protection protocols put our troops ahead of jihadist prisoners!
This is a small victory to be sure, but it shows that the American people can still have some influence. We must continue organizing and fighting for the values we cherish.