Thank You, But. . .
I want to begin by thanking everyone who donated their hard-earned money during our important fall fundraiser. Every donation, whether $25 or $10,000, was received by us with the same gratitude and thankfulness. This work would not be possible without friends like you! THANK YOU!
But I must also to be honest with you: we fell short of our goal. So be it.
I know many of you are still struggling with the impact of the COVID lockdowns. I also know how many appeals you get every day from a variety of organizations because I get them too.
We are fiscally conservative here at American Values. We won't spend what we don't have. So, we will tighten our belts and shelve some projects in order to have enough funds to support a major campaign to send pro-life messages to millions of voters in eight key states.
This critical effort comes just as the Supreme Court is hearing new cases related to the sanctity of life. We must counter Planned Parenthood and the radical left. We can't ask God to bless America if we continue to destroy His innocent unborn children. And I won't walk away from this battle for faith, family and freedom!
Millions of people thought that if they voted for a Democrat like Joe Biden they were defeating avowed socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But it turns out it was the exact opposite. Joe Biden wouldn't fight the Taliban, so it's no surprise that he's unwilling to fight left-wing radicals in Congress.
President Biden went to Capitol Hill Friday to negotiate a truce between the warring factions within his party over the $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion "human infrastructure" bill. Biden and Speaker Pelosi were both humiliated with failure.
Pelosi had promised "moderate" Democrats that there would be a vote on the physical infrastructure bill last Monday. But progressive demands forced her to reschedule the vote to Thursday and then to Friday.
Well, no vote happened at all because the so-called "Progressive Squad" refused to give an inch unless the $3.5 trillion bill is passed as they want it, including with massive subsidies for abortion on demand. There are other outrageous items on the progressive wish list, including a massive expansion of the IRS and billions of dollars for illegal aliens.
Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are holding firm, but they are being threatened by left-wing activists, just as the left threatened and harassed conservatives during the Kavanaugh hearings and after last year's Republican National Convention.
Intimidation is a well-known part of the left's playbook. We've got socialists elected in Congress now, just as there were National Socialists elected in 1930s Germany. And there are street thugs harassing people now if they don't fall in line, just like 1930s Germany.
Protestors have targeted Sen. Manchin's houseboat in Washington, and Sen. Sinema was even harassed while trying to use the ladies' room. Multiple people followed Sinema into the women's restroom, including an illegal immigrant and a man. Just another sign that the left is in the toilet!
Here's what worries me. I don't see how Biden can allow the failure of one or both pieces of legislation. It would be a colossal defeat that would demoralize his base.
Nancy Pelosi has set a new deadline around Halloween to get it done. That's an appropriate time to pass these bills because they are full of ghouls and monsters, and will be a real nightmare for taxpayers and the economy.
In the meantime, we're doing everything we can to convince Senators Manchin and Sinema to hold the line against the radical left.
ACTION ITEM: Please call Senator Manchin's office at 202-224-3954 and call Senator Sinema at 202- 224-4521. Thank them for resisting the left's out-of-control spending and encourage them to continue to stand firm.
Containing Communist China
In recent days, communist China has sent a record number of military aircraft into Taiwan's airspace. More than 150 fighter jets and bombers from the People's Liberation Army Air Force have entered Taiwan's air defense zone since Friday night. The latest sortie of 52 planes occurred today.
The goal of these incursions is to demoralize the Taiwanese into making a separate peace with Beijing, just as Hong Kong has done. Communist China's state propaganda outlets are very clear about that.
A recent editorial declared that the military flights were sending "a clear and unmistakable declaration of China's sovereignty over the island." The editorial also blasted Taiwan as "an evil force the mainland must crush."
I wonder if General Mark "Thoroughly Modern" Milley's counterpart in communist China has given him a courtesy call assuring him he should not take these flights too seriously, that China isn't planning to start a war. I'm sure Milley is staying close to his phone so he doesn't miss that call. NOT!
Meanwhile, there are reports that, after being out for weeks, the electricity has finally been restored at Bagram Air Force Base, and Chinese military planes are landing and taking off at the facility that once saw 100,000 U.S. soldiers move through it.
There's no doubt that Beijing must smell the stench of weakness that emanates every day from the Oval Office. If communist China launches a crushing blow against Taiwan, it will be traced straight back to the pitiful spectacle we witnessed in Afghanistan and to the pitiful spectacle we are witnessing at the border.
Biden is demonstrating to the world that he won't defend our interests abroad nor at home. It would be foolish to assume our enemies haven't taken notice.
I've known Anthony Fauci for years. I worked with him during the Reagan Administration, and he was a problematic bureaucrat even then. He is nothing more than a political hack with authoritarian impulses who is doing tremendous damage to the public health agencies of our nation.
New studies are coming out all the time on COVID. But what's notable is how few of them are American studies. Where is all the money at the CDC going? Well, some of it went to the Wuhan lab that created the virus!
On CNN yesterday, Fauci was asked whether "immigrants and tourists" were contributing to the spread of COVID. He wasn't asked about the massive surge of illegal aliens at the southern border, just "immigrants and tourists" seemingly referring to people who come in legally and must prove they aren't infected in order to do so.
Of course, Dr. Fauci said it was ridiculous to blame "immigrants and tourists."
Your 12 year-old going to school is a big threat, but 1.5 million people walking into America unmasked and unvaccinated, and being bused and flown all over the country apparently has nothing to do with the spread of the virus.
This is truly a remarkable virus!
But if you're a suburban American family and not everyone has had two, three or who knows how many shots, you're the problem.
But Fauci wasn't done. During an interview with CBS yesterday, he said it was "too soon to tell" whether he could give the green light to celebrate Christmas with friends and family.
Sorry, Dr. Fauci, but you're not in charge of Christmas! You don't get to tell us when we get to gather with our family to celebrate the birth of our Savior. No one elected you! No appointed you dictator!
Tune In Tonight
Tune in tonight for my interview with Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. Father Pavone and I discuss the ongoing battle to restore the sanctity of life in America and the importance of the Supreme Court's new term, which began today.
I want to make you aware of a left-wing hack that has hit Carol, me and other conservative leaders.
If you receive a text message that appears to be from me or my wife, Carol, saying either of us have COVID and we need money, ignore it. The message in its current form looks like this:
"Hi, it's me Mrs. Carol Bauer, I'm in quarantine for COVID-19. I need your urgent assistance to make bill payment of $5,600.25. Ensure this remains private as I count on you? Please text me to confirm so I can give you details, don't phone me as am very weak to talk."
This is not a legitimate message from Carol or me.
To be clear, our organizations were not hacked. This is the result of an apparent attack against another conservative organization, the Council for National Policy.
If you get the text message, do not respond to it. But please do let us know you got the text, just so we have some idea how widespread the problem is.