Catching Up….

with hopes

With hopes that you and yours are well amid the continued virus crisis, we just wanted to check in and catch up a little.
Some thoughts on issues of note:

BIDEN AND READE:
None of us, outside the two of them, know what really happened. What the rest of us do know is that the “me too” movement is a joke. There is no way they can justify the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh with how they are handling this charge. It’s hypocrisy at its best, and nothing more needs to be said than this. Both cases lacked a smoking gun, but Reade’s story certainly has more collaboration than any charge against Kavanaugh.  
You can’t tell that by watching the MSM.

On Biden – You’ll hear this again:
I was surprised Joe Biden said this after all the controversy with Hillary and her deplorable comments.  When asked if he hopes to reach Mr. Trump’s “base” during the general election. His answer:
“Probably not. There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division. They really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and … dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race.”
The Republicans will use this as “Deplorable’s 2” in the election.

Nancy Pelosi needs to be careful here too:
Her mistake showing off her refrigerators and expensive stash of ice cream in a moment many were losing their jobs was a surprising mistake.
Keeping congress out of D.C. now instead of being there and appearing to work on solving the economic issues may be another.
Saying she was done with questions on the Reade charges against VP Biden was not popular after her strong “me too” position.
As government tries to decide what’s next, saying she doesn’t listen to what the President has to say is not good when we need unity to address needs.  
Then add this issue.
She is siding with the W.H.O. over the President vowing to fight against his decision to withhold funds to them. “This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged,” she said. 
Really, the WHO did their job? Who thinks that?
Well the House Democrats has now launched an investigation: 
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced his committee has launched a formal inquiry into the decision to freeze the funding.

Is the country divided? Just consider these recently released polls:
– 72% of Likely Democratic Voters believe most reporters when they write or talk about the administrations handling of the coronavirus crisis. They say the reports are presented in an unbiased fashion.
– 65% of Republican Voters disagree and think most reporters are trying to hurt the president politically instead.
– Voters not affiliated with either major party are almost evenly divided.

In another poll:
– Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters trust the president more than the average member of Congress and the average reporter when it comes to the current coronavirus crisis.
– Thirty percent (30%) trust the average reporter more.
Just 17% trust congress more.
– Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.
Really, 18% can’t decide?

Then consider this:
42% of U.S. Voters agree with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy’s statement:
“The reason that we’re in the crisis that we are today is not because of anything that China did, and not because of anything the WHO did. It’s because of what [President Trump] did.”
Forty-seven percent (47%) disagree.
Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. 

Think about that. Blaming us (and the President) more than China.

Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats agree with Murphy that Trump is more to blame than China and the WHO.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republicans and unaffiliated voters disagree.
The unaffiliated disagree by only a 46% to 39% margin disagree.

How did we do in response to the crisis?
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Democrats believe the U.S. government’s response has been worse than other countries.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of GOP voters think the U.S. response has been better. Among voters not affiliated with either major party:
24% say better, 42% worse, and 32% about the same.

And there friends you see the nations divide.

Let’s close with the Media:

This from the Media Research Center on Washington Post Virus headlines:
“In the 100 days since the coronavirus epidemic began to receive significant news coverage, The Washington Post has used its front page to undermine the administration’s response to the unprecedented crisis, with dozens of headlines flagrantly editorializing against President Trump and nearly everyone on his team.”

Be careful what you wish for.
In the absence of regular press briefings, a pair of cable news networks have badgered the White House about access to President Trump for quite some time.

For nearly a year, the media continually called out the Trump administration for refusing to hold White House press briefings. In fact when Stephanie Grisham served as press secretary she never held a briefing in her near year in the job.
She left and Kayleigh McEnany replaced her.She began holding conferences. McEnany is a fiesty prepared individual who fights back.
Guess what?
CNN and MSNBC didn’t cover a second of it. Why? Is it because McEnany hits back with facts and defends the administration?

Then Sunday there was an incident with Meet The Press:
Host Chuck Todd played an excerpt of the interview in which AG Barr was asked how history would view his effort to dismiss the charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
In the excerpt he played the attorney general said: “History’s written by the winners. So it largely depends on who’s writing the history.”
Todd followed up by saying that he was struck by “the cynicism of the answer. It’s a correct answer. But he’s the attorney general.”
What he left out was the rest of the response, in which he referred specifically to the rule of law.
The full answer was: “History is written by the winner. So it largely depends on who’s writing the history. But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.”

Todd apologized.

Finally, today the next battle over State Government Funding is ready: 
Liberals want funding to cure state budget ills, conservatives have a different view. Mayor DeBlasio already called President Trump the next Herbert Hoover over this issue. A conservative had this to say:
“While Democrat states attempt to use the China coronavirus crisis to pay off their massive debts after years of corruption and mismanagement, states like Florida maintain budget surpluses and are opening their states up for business again, Blue Democrat run states are a disaster and the coronavirus is exacerbating their financial woes. These states don’t need bailouts, they need total overhauls to their socialist, crazy far-left policies.”

Stay safe and stay well.

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