ISSUES IN THE NEWS
Gasoline prices were rising already and then the pipeline hacking came and they rose more. Do you know when they started rising? November 7th, four days after the election. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Now as we cut pipelines what are the chances of staying energy independent and getting costs down?
By the way, gasoline prices are now the highest they have been since 2014.
If the administration is so concerned with the middle class, higher gasoline costs really impact them.
How come we don’t hear that?
One more thing on this.
Yesterday the Secretary of Energy said if we all had electric cars this pipeline hack wouldn’t matter. Is she serious? What’s the difference between hacking a pipeline and electric grid? A grid hack would stop electricity and driving. How can the media allow her to get away with saying that?
It’s the media folks.
“Help” is on the way, though.
Yesterday the administration announced the first major offshore wind farm.
It’s called the Vineyard Wind Project and calls for up to 84 turbines to be installed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Together they could generate about 800 megawatts of electricity and power 400,000 homes.
Aren’t you excited?
It took 15 minutes
That’s all it tool for the Republican Caucus to vote Rep. Liz Cheney out. The media will tell you this was simply because she voted to impeach Donald Trump, but there is more to it.
If she voted that way and stopped going around (as a party leader) attacking the party, she would have survived. She chose to be front and center.
Her feud with Trump goes back to 2016, when he attacked her Dad (the former VP) for his decisions while in office.
Tomorrow (Friday) is the vote to replace her. Rep. Elise Stefanik is the odds on favorite, but some contenders are emerging. Remember the other day we reported Stefanik’s voting with the past President was 20 points below Cheney’s.
Minority Leader McCarthy wants this vote tomorrow and get the issue behind him and the party. The sooner it ends, the quicker the noise dies down. Expect Stefanik to emerge.
Meanwhile in a poll
The Trafalger Group released a poll yesterday. In it, roughly half of GOP voters would “absolutely” vote for former President Donald Trump in a Republican primary. That’s the parties biggest issue. Trump can win a primary, but in my opinion, not a general election.
I repeat my belief, that he will be out on the trail in 2022 claiming his election was stolen and drive opposition votes.
In the poll, if Trump were not running, the clear leader was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with 35% preference.
He was followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (15%), Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Mitt Romney with 10% each. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley registered 6%.
Israel is on the brink of war
With Palestinian militants in Gaza, what is the man who had all the answers doing now? It doesn’t appear much as the administration didn’t send their top diplomats there to negotiate.
Now we know Iran is supporting the actions and yet we continue to negotiate with them in reentering the nuclear agreement. I can’t help but think of those released tapes where the Iranians are saying to themselves don’t mention this deal we are getting from Obama and Kerry, because it’s too good to be true.
Let me understand this.
Attorney General Garland yesterday acknowledged that the Justice Department is prioritizing prosecuting those who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol over those who rioted and looted during last summer’s social-justice demonstrations.
Why is that? Is the four hour mayhem of that day more important than the summer of riots because it was Washington DC, and not against Donald Trump?
I would think if someone in your family was beaten or killed; or your business destroyed, that you might consider that more pertinent. For the government though, when you attack them, then they want police, fences and prosecutions.
Did you see the JFK Profiles In Courage Award Winners for this year? If you didn’t, here they are in line with the leftwing supporting media:
Winner one: Mitt Romney of Utah for being the “only Republican to vote for Trump’s first impeachment” – the Russia hoax one, when insurrection Democrats tried to oust a legally elected president with discredited charges. (Do you think these people gave Romney the time of day in the 2012 election?)
Winner two: Michigan’s Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer for “standing up to harsh backlash” against her ineffective lockdown orders. (Whitmer is one of the governors like Cuomo who put COVID patients in nursing homes – which led to deaths and hospitalizations). So not the governors who got it right, but a profile in courage is one who got it wrong!
Winner three: Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, who took “aggressive actions” to make Ohio “the first state to close the schools.” Now, nearly every study documents that school closings caused severe developmental damage to America’s youth with no offsetting health benefits.
I am just surprised they forgot Cuomo and Fauci.