Friends, who would have thought one little elevator could contain the fate of the nation within its four walls? And yet this elevator in the Capitol did exactly that. While it isn't certain that Nancy Pelosi can shoehorn those two massive spending bills that Joe Biden is hawking through the House, it's likely. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have been entirely consistent from the start of the process, however. They won't vote for a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that vastly expands the welfare state. In fact, they might not even vote for a bill half that size. Pelosi and Schumer, though, just keep on chugging, oblivious to Manchin and Sinema's opposition. Why? Given that they have basically zero Republican support for the reconciliation bill, presumably Nancy and Chuck have been playing chicken with Joe and Kyrsten. Presumably they assume that if they can get the precious reconciliation bill to the edge of passage, no Democrat would dare oppose it, because if they do the entire progressive wing of the party, and most core Democrats, will despise them with every fiber of their beings. Manchin and Sinema would be primaried when they are up for reeelection, and they would therefore face political death, if not actual death at the hands of leftist militants. Despite this intense pressure to toe the Dem/progressive line, however, Manchin and Sinema aren't budging -- and thus the centerpiece of Joe Biden's first term agenda is on the brink of total ruination. Why, you ask? Can't the Dems just agree to spend slightly less and bring Manchin and Sinema along? Not necessarily, because hardcore progressive members of Congress have been insisting on a great big price tag, or else they'll take their toys and go home. The upshot here is simple: Manchin and Sinema are threatening to spoil all the Dem/progressive fun, and to scupper their plans to make big government bigger still. Worse, if Dems can't pass meaningful legislation, even when they control both houses of Congress and the presidency, then why should voters retain them in office? The Dem establishment assumes that, if these bills aren't passed, the Democratic base's enthusiasm will collapse, and the GOP will gallop to victory in 2022. Maybe. I mean, 2022 is a long way off. The opposite assumption -- that passing these bills will cause the electorate to reward Democrats with reelection -- may be just as flawed. One thing is for sure, though: if Manchin and Sinema sink the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill, moderates and progressives in the Democratic caucus and in the Democratic Party as a whole will blame each other. The Bidenist consensus on the Left will collapse in a heap...and it's hard to see how Republicans wouldn't be in a strong position to benefit from that. So our message to Manchin and Sinema is short and sweet: keep on keepin' on! The nation needs you to sink these awful, spendthrift bills. And we, America's conservatives, Republicans, and Trumpers, will thank you for it!
It will come as no surprise to those with their heads screwed on straight that the net effect of the Black Lives Matter movement was to get more black people killed. Now we know how many. It was 62% more. That's an extra 2000+ black people murdered, all so Democrats and progressives could virtue-signal about how much they hate the "racist" police. Disgusting!
Our old friend John Durham is showing some signs of life. Will it amount to a hill of beans? Probably not, but it sure would be nice if those who concocted the Trump-Russia hoax faced some accountability, wouldn't it?
Believe or not, the Biden Administration doesn't allow every border-hopper to stay -- just the vast majority of them. That's sorta refreshing. It means there's always the slim chance that Biden and pals will have an epiphany and will start to do their jobs and police the border more effectively.
Did you know that refusing to grade black people differently than white people is a potentially fireable offense for a college professor? It is! And reminding SJWs that Martin Luther King supported a colorblind America will really get them steamed...and you into hot water. Tread carefully.
Hey, have you been wondering when those geniuses on the Left would decide that the American flag needs to be canceled, and would then proceed to design a new one? Wait no longer! Their first drafts are in...
Australia is emerging as a cautionary tale about what happens when a country takes COVID precautions to a fascistic extreme. The crazy part is that Australia hasn't suffered that many cases or deaths, so why are such extreme measures needed to force compliance? The question answers itself: because we, "the experts", said so!!!
Lastly, a lot of polls are showing public support for "vaccine mandates", but there's another way to ask the question: do you support firing people who refuse the vaccine? On that question, most Americans are clear: they view termination of "anti-vaxxers" as wrong anf excessive.