POLITICAL NEWS OF THE DAY
Former President Trump told Dan Bongino on his new show that his supporters will be “very happy” with his decision on a 2024 bid for the White House. Bongino replied happily that we needed him.
Maybe a good part of the party will be happy, but as stated here before, his running is the best news the 2022 and 2024 Democrats can get. He doesn’t get yet that people voted against him, not for Joe Biden. He doesn’t get his policies have support, but his personality doesn’t.
The best he could do for his party is not run and campaign in selected races only, keeping a lower profile. Those last two words – lower profile – and Donald Trump cannot be in the same sentence.
On the other side, can you believe the support in NY that his party still gives their Governor? A new poll from Siena College showed Gov. Cuomo holding onto his base in the state. Among Democrats, 56% want Mr. Cuomo to win a third term, including 61% of Black voters.
Let’s see, a covid senior policy that led to deaths, lying about the numbers, writing a book (earning $5M+) that said you did it right, and now sexual charges from multiple individuals and they want you reelected?
What does a Democrat have to do for his party to say that’s too much?
As we begin to remember and honor our fallen warriors for their service and reflect upon the price they paid under the most dire of circumstances, I reflect on our leaders in Washington and the Jan. 6th activity at the capitol. I keep hearing how they were traumatized. Really? You are the ones who vote to send our troops to face real bullets in far away lands. Remember that.
Anyway, I was thinking about that as I heard that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a very vocal congressperson before the microphones and press, reveal in a new interview that she’s attending therapy sessions to help herself cope with the “extraordinarily traumatizing” events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
I see, we used to have leaders who were actual veterans and faced down real situations. Is this the new American Leadership profile?
One more politician deserves special note today. The Governor of Michigan, who was touted a year ago as a rising star in the party. You would think after her husband used her name to take a boat out while she (the Governor) banned such activity, and then had the scandal of flying to Florida – undisclosed – while the state was on her lock down order would be enough. Now she’s found with other people at tables pushed together against her own orders limiting gatherings to six people.
She’s apologized (again) for her transgressions and then rescinded the order she violated. Of course if she wasn’t caught the order would still be in place.
The Michigan Freedom Fund issued this statement: “Michiganders deserve more than a hollow apology” and recommends that she rescind fines that have been levied on businesses that violated the same order. She has declined to comment on that suggestion. Don’t worry though she’s a Democrat. In the latest poll released last week she is up (48-42) over her leading election opponent.
A FEW OTHER ISSUES AND THOUGHTS
Yesterday it was announced that 50 percent of U.S. adults have been fully vaccinated. This was celebrated in the White House, as it should have been. Now,the President set a goal of 70 percent vaccinated by July.
Wrong goal again. It should be: By July 1 every American Adult who wants to be vaccinated will be.
I found this interesting. President Biden and supporters in congress want to spend in excess of $1 trillion to combat climate change.
The media, of course, has long touted this and is fully on board for the campaign to get it done.
Well yesterday a poll was released on this. Guess what, 35% of Americans are unwilling to chip in a single dollar. Read that again. Over one third refuse to spend a dollar of their money to support this.
Now whether they realize it or not they are already spending more than that by the regulations and restrictions put in place. Look no further than gasoline. They are spending over a dollar more per gallon already.
More results from the poll. Only 15% would be willing to spend $10.00 a month.
Bottom line, you know this is going to cost every one major dollars. Now, in the poll 1% of our population supported paying up to $1,000 per month.
The question I have: Is there support for the trillion dollar spending out there?
We’ve heard and seen much about the divide in the Republican party because of Donald Trump and Liz Cheney. Coverage has been broad and constant. Hear much about a Democratic divide? Here’s one: With antisemitism on an upswing in recent months, a group of Jewish Democrats has sent a letter to President Biden, drawing his attention to the issue and urging him to appoint a “United States Ambassador-at Large to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.”
The letter also calls out some progressive Democrats who have criticized Israel in recent weeks, as well as Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.), who likened U.S. vaccination policies to Nazi Germany. Greene provided the Democratic congressional members cover allowing them to link a Republican in.
Here’s a part of the letter.
Elected officials have used reckless, irresponsible antisemitic rhetoric. These include repeated, unacceptable, and blatantly antisemitic statements made by a Member of Congress comparing facemasks and other COVID-19 public health measures to “what happened in Nazi Germany” during the Holocaust.
We also reject comments from Members of Congress accusing Israel of being an ‘apartheid state’ and committing ‘act[s] of terrorism.’ These statements are antisemitic at their core and contribute to a climate that is hostile to many Jews. We must never forget that less than eighty years ago, within the lifetime of our parents and grandparents, six million people were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust because they were Jews. Israel has long provided the Jewish people with a homeland in which they can be safe after facing centuries of persecution.
Sadly, we have learned from our history that when this type of violence and inflammatory rhetoric goes unaddressed, it can fuel increasing hatred and violence, and lead to unspeakable acts against Jews. That is why we need a united, bipartisan, national-level commitment to confront and address the threat of antisemitism head-on. Antisemitism is wrong, and it deserves to be unequivocally condemned by all.
This letter was organized by Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.) and signed by Reps. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.).
You think maybe there is division there too? See if the media tells you that.