The Defund Deception, The Fallout, Back To School

Friday, August 6, 2021

The Defund Deception


Anyone who is paying attention knows how vehemently anti-police much of the political left is today, most especially the rising stars of the progressive wing. But polls consistently show overwhelming support for police. So liberal leaders are desperately trying to change the narrative, and they're telling the Progressive Squad to keep quiet. 


Well, this week, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), one of the newest Squad members, was feeling her oats and let the cat out of the bag again. During an interview with CBS News, Bush went on a lengthy tirade about why she is entitled to spend $70,000 on private security. Here's what she said:


"I'm going to make sure I have security. Because I know I have had attempts on my life, and I have too much work to do. There are too many people that need help right now for me to allow that.


"So, if I end up spending $200,000 . . . you know what, I get to be here to do the work. So, suck it up. And defunding the police has to happen. We need to defund the police and put that money into social safety nets. Because we’re trying to save lives."


There was a time in my life when I had private security due to credible threats against me and my family. But I think the public deserves to know more about these alleged threats against a member of Congress. Are we talking about Twitter threats or serious credible threats? There's a difference.


But the sheer hypocrisy of Bush's statement is jaw-dropping. She's unapologetic about her right to safety and protection because she's so busy working to take away her constituents' safety and protection – the police! She has to be safe so she can make her constituents unsafe?! 


This has been a big week for Bush. She led the progressive revolt against Joe Biden after he allowed the emergency pandemic eviction moratorium to lapse. Biden said he didn't have the constitutional authority to renew it without authorization from Congress. 


Bush and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went ballistic. So, Biden caved and issued a new order extending the eviction moratorium, even though he admitted it probably won't survive a court challenge.




The Fallout


Many people have suggested that leftist radical Cori Bush inadvertently provided conservatives with tremendous fodder. Maybe.  But get 100 miles outside of St. Louis, Missouri, and nobody knows or cares who Cori Bush is. 


Conservatives must not allow the idea to gain root that there's a big battle on the left between fringe groups and "responsible" people like Joe Biden. The left has been anti-police for decades. The left's disagreement isn't over ideology but strategy, and the Squad keeps blowing their cover. 


They know they can't be open about their radical agenda, so they do it piecemeal. The left demonizes the police. It delegitimizes the police.  It accuses them of "systemic racism." Liberal cities pass laws that make their jobs harder. 


And when an officer is cut down in the line of duty, there's silence on the left. In the last few days, a police officer was killed outside the Pentagon. An officer in Brooklyn, Illinois, near St. Louis, was killed. An off-duty sheriff's deputy was ambushed and killed in Louisville, Kentucky. 


When is anyone at the White House going to condemn the war on cops? Why isn't Biden supporting legislation making the killing of a police officer a hate crime? 




Back To School?


Will our children be going back to school as scheduled this year? It's hard to say. The Chicago Teachers Union seems hesitant to reopen. Clearly, the educational left is more dedicated to masking up your child while they empty their minds of knowledge and empty their hearts of love for America. 


It's imperative that the rebellion that started last year is multiplied a thousand times over in every school district across America. 


The National Education Association is suing one brave Rhode Island mom who dared to ask questions about the critical race theory curriculum in her child's school. Why is the teachers' union suing a concerned parent? What are they trying to hide? After all, they keep telling us that critical race theory isn't being taught in the schools. Of course, that's a lie.


In Fairfax County, Virginia, parents are in an uproar over "Woke Kindergarten" curriculum that is teaching children to be afraid of the police.


By the way, why don't we have a study from the bloated public health bureaucracy on the effects of masking our children? Why is so much science that we're supposed to trust never pursued or shared with us?


These same forces think an 8 year-old can decide what gender they are, but can't decide whether to wear a mask. They're all for an 8 year-old boy wearing a dress to school, but he better have a mask on when he does it.


Call me skeptical when I hear all these leftists say they're just trying to protect the children. They are the same people who think it's okay to abort children! So excuse me if I don't take their protestations of protecting children seriously. 


And while they want your child masked and vaccinated, they don't care if thousands of children from the Third World are crossing our border unmasked and unvaccinated!




Herd Immunity


We've told you recently that the COVID cases in Great Britain mysteriously began declining after a major surge from the Delta variant earlier this summer. There's evidence it's happening here too. 


The U.K. is further along than we are in terms of vaccinating its adult population, partly because it delayed vaccinating teenagers for a variety of reasons. But new research shows that many British teens are also protected from the virus. How can that be? 


It turns out that 60% of 16 and 17 year-olds have COVID antibodies, meaning they were previously infected. And research out of Israel suggests that natural immunity may be far superior to the vaccines.


These findings are encouraging because it means that Britain is likely approaching herd immunity. It also underscores the fact that COVID is a very, very low-risk disease for children. 


Rather than panicking about masks and mandates, we should follow the science and reopen the schools!




Other Headlines


·     A new Rasmussen poll finds that 90% of Americans are concerned about election integrity and 74% support voter ID laws. By a margin of 60% to 29%, voters said that liberal opposition to voter ID was based on a desire to make cheating in elections easier.


·     Fifteen state attorneys general filed a legal brief defending Georgia's new election integrity law against a challenge by the Biden Justice Department.


·     Wisconsin election officials took a big step in cleaning up their voter registration rolls by deactivating more than 200,000 non-voters.


·     Missouri Governor Mike Parson pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who defended their home during last year's violent BLM protests and were unjustly prosecuted by the left-wing St. Louis district attorney.


·     New polling (here and here) shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in serious jeopardy as the recall effort gains momentum.


·     An Asian American federal judge, appointed by President Trump, issued an opinion in which he denounced critical race theory as racist.


An Illinois teacher is suing her school district alleging that the district's critical race theory instruction and "equity" training amounts to illegal racial discrimination.