Dancing On Graves
Barack Obama yesterday upheld what's becoming a sad progressive tradition -- turning a funeral into a political rally. It has happened several times in recent years, and most infamously at Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone's funeral in 2002.
There were many disturbing statements from the former president during his eulogy for the late Rep. John Lewis, including this obscene attack on law enforcement: "George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators."
Where is the former president's outrage against rioting, the destruction of minority businesses and jobs, the surge of crime and violence, the assaults against police and the loss of innocent lives? Nowhere. Just as he did when he was president, Obama is most comfortable when he's attacking law enforcement.
But even more disturbing was Obama's attack on the filibuster. That procedure has been a check against radical change in America since its first use in 1837.
If you want to make something law, you have to get a majority in the House, a supermajority in the Senate (due to the filibuster) and a president who won't veto the legislation.
Yes, the filibuster has frustrated conservatives. But eliminating it is not something we should want to do UNLESS we believe that is exactly what the left intends do if it gets power.
When Obama called for the end of the filibuster rule and falsely labeled it as a racist "Jim Crow relic," he ended the debate on the left. Proving the point, socialist Bernie Sanders flipped his position yesterday and now supports ending the filibuster.
Progressives want to eliminate the filibuster because they intend to ram their radical agenda down our throats by any means necessary.
They want to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The number of justices on the high court is fixed by law. But that law can be changed, and viola, you can jam through two or three more justices, creating a whole new left-wing majority.
They will make Washington, D.C., a state, guaranteeing two more left-wing senators.
They want a massive amnesty that quickly legalize millions of new citizens/voters.
In short, their agenda is meant to guarantee progressive dominance over America.
Obama's statement yesterday was a huge signal that the left is preparing to essentially wage a civil war in a narrowly divided country. He told half of the American people yesterday that their values will be crushed.
Clueless On China
Dianne Feinstein is a powerful U.S. senator from California. You may recall that she once had a Chinese spy on her Senate payroll for years when she served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Yet during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Feinstein claimed that China is "a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations. I deeply believe that."
No, senator, it is not becoming respectable.
The regime is becoming more totalitarian and more aggressive against its own people and the rest of the world.
They are ordering Christians to take down crosses and pictures of Christ, replacing them with pictures of President Xi. They are spying on the Vatican. They are occupying Tibet and persecuting Buddhists.
What about any of this does Senator Feinstein find "respectable"?
If any conservative said Russia was becoming a respectable nation, the media firestorm would last for weeks. And rightly so.
o, where is the outrage over Feinstein's clueless remarks about communist China?
Herman Cain was good man. I had the pleasure of meeting of him many times. Sadly, his death was exploited by the media as another opportunity to attack the president and conservatives.
The only thing some reporters and pundits said about Cain's passing was that he went to a Trump rally, got Covid and died. (Here, here and here.) No one knows where Cain contracted Covid, but even dead conservatives can't rest in peace.
Speaking Of Covid. . .
There's a consensus forming among the media that the president somehow mishandled the coronavirus challenge. No one has offered one thing that they would have done differently.
No nation that I know of has handled the pandemic particularly well and most nations have suffered greatly. Next to earthquakes and tornadoes, pandemics are perhaps the most difficult things to predict and protect against.
Meanwhile, much of what the president and his administration has accomplished is being ignored. For example:
· The Trump Administration used emergency powers to authorize the creation of multiple Covid tests.
· The U.S. has conducted more than 40 million Covid tests, far exceeding any other nation.
· Through Operation Warp Speed, the administration and private companies are working to produce a vaccine in record time, with the goal of producing 300 million doses by January.
· The administration is using the Defense Production Act to bring essential manufacturing for PPE and vital medicines back home rather than leave America dependent on communist China.
By the way, Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before a House committee today. He was asked by Rep. Steve Scalise whether he advised the president on the China travel ban. Fauci said he did. Asked whether he thought the president's decision to ban travel from China saved lives, Fauci said, "Yes I do."
The left universally condemned the president's China travel ban