Nothing has bugged me more lately than supposed conservative Republicans claiming Trump had few accomplishments. Some actually foolishly say he had, are you ready, none.
Today’s read is from Issues and Insights. Here’s an excerpt:
We thought we’d review some of his biggest accomplishments while in office. We call them “triumphs,” because they were all big achievements executed against great odds.
More than any other president of recent memory, Trump fought hard for average working Americans. And contrary to the epithets thrown at him by his far-left detractors in the Democratic Party, his policies helped low-income and minority Americans most of all.
Given the at-times unhinged nature of the criticism directed at Trump’s presidency by the left and Republican “never-Trumpers,” Trump’s performance in just four years was nothing short of remarkable. He promulgated dozens, if not hundreds, of successful policies that other presidents talked about, but never secured.
This could be the OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK. Biden plans to sign 17 executive orders later today, including one on this issue.
Today’s read is from Here’s an excerpt:
“Joe Biden said that on his first day of office, he will give transgender students access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity in all federally funded schools,” a reporter said to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after the election, in December. “Do you think he has the ability to do this and do you agree with his decision?”
“I agree with the decision and I know he’ll check things out thoroughly, legally,” Schumer responded.
Now let’s refresh what we’ve already seen in schools with the encouragement of the Obama administration and leftist judges, which Biden has openly promised to revive. Some of this would happen without federal pressure, but there is no doubt that federal pressure accelerates and expands this publicly funded assault on children.
This is really good stuff. The kind you’ll never read in the MSM newspapers or see on MSM television.
From columnist Derek Hunter. Here’s your tease:
There isn’t much Democrats won’t try to exploit when money is on the line. We’ve seen them fundraise off of murders and riots, so nothing is sacred in pursuit of the dollar. Here are some quotes from a few of the most paranoid, angry, and just plain dumb fundraising emails Democrats have sent in just the last week. (Any and all spelling and grammar errors, like the idiocy in the words, are all theirs. ALL emails were sent on January 16th.)
Everyone at last week’s Capitol was an evil, violent, Constitution-hating Trump supporter, insurrectionist.
I call BS.
Today’s read is from Jeff Minic. He has four children and a growing platoon of grandchildren. For 20 years, he taught history, literature, and Latin to seminars of homeschooling students in Asheville, N.C., and is the author of two novels and two works of nonfiction. Here’s your excerpt:
Here’s what I witnessed in Washington on Jan. 6 at the Save America March.
Surrounding me were patriotic Americans who had traveled from all parts of our land to protest what they believed was a fraudulent election. My daughter’s friend had secured VIP seating for our party, but few people sat during the event. Instead, many of them danced, tapped their feet, or sang to the music from the loudspeakers. Others chatted and laughed with friends, stood on the chairs to snap pictures of the enormous crowd, and enthusiastically applauded the speakers.
To the amusement of those who could see him, a middle-aged man with yellow-tinted hair, silver earrings, and golden sandals danced up and down the aisle. The three women from Florida next to me bounced up and down in time to the music, and some of the teenage girls who were in our group spent time braiding their friends’ hair.
Not only were most of these people happy—the event seemed more like a big, wonderful party than a protest—but they were also kind and polite. Those slipping through the crowd were always saying “Pardon me.” When an older woman with a walker fell, others rushed to her aid and returned her to her chair. Noticing that I was breathing into my hands—it was cold, and the wind was brisk—one of the Florida ladies offered me a small disposable hand warmer. I declined, but appreciated this sweet gesture.
After President Donald Trump finished speaking, our group decided to skip the march to the Capitol and return home. The 11 young people were exhausted, and all of us were cold, and so we missed the mayhem the media then used to characterize the entire event.
Today’s read is from The Ringer. Here’ an excerpt:
Though Adams has received many accolades lately, including first team All-Pro, and has garnered praise and respect from his peers, he still feels somewhat underappreciated. Adams feels like he’s had to do twice the work in the NFL to get half the respect in terms of acknowledgment. He isn’t seeking praise, so much as he’s motivated by perceived slights.
But these days, he doesn’t really care what other people think. The voices that used to get to him have now been tuned out. Every time he catches a pass, he thinks of Daija (his daughter).
Today’s read is from John Daniel Davidson, the Political Editor at The Federalist. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Texas Monthly, The Guardian, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, The LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. Here’s an excerpt:
In the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot during a Donald Trump rally, corporate media won’t talk to the protesters or try to understand their point of view. So I did.
65 percent of teachers, principals, and district leaders surveyed by the EdWeek Research Center said school buildings should remain closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Today’s read is from well-known journalist John Stossel. Here’s an excerpt:
Is your child’s school open now?
Probably not — because teachers unions say that reopening would “put their health and safety at risk.” They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting.
But schools rarely spread COVID-19. Studies on tens of thousands of people found “no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of the coronavirus.” Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, encouraged schools to reopen, saying “close the bars and keep the schools open.”
Yet, the teachers unions keep winning. They will win more now that Democrats control the federal government.
A Minneapolis police officer stands near a structure fire, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. Photo: Julio Cortez, Associated Press
Today’s read is from Raheem Kassam, the Editor-in-Chief of the National Pulse, and former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage. Here’s an excerpt:
The same media and Hollywood collective that derided American police in 2020 is now flooding the airwaves with their crocodile tears about the police who were on the front lines against trouble-making demonstrators at the nation’s Capitol.
Even one dead is too many, especially during what are supposed to be peaceful protests. Everyone responsible for murder should be held to account. But that’s not what happened in 2020, while Democratic Party politicians encouraged their supporters to continue their violent protests while the media called them “mostly peaceful.”
Today’s read is from journalist Jason Whitlock, an African-American. here’s an excerpt, then the entire column.
I guess I should apologize for not joining the rest of the media in feigning outrage and calling for the trespassers (at the Capitol) to be tried for treason. But I’m neither outraged nor feeling vengeful because of their act of civil disobedience.
Trump supporters will not go away quietly or peacefully. It’s their country, too. Their concerns are legitimate. The lawmakers they chased to the basement of the Capitol sold out the American working-class man and woman.
Trumpism is the cry of American citizens uninterested in adopting the cultures and customs of France, China, Italy, Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, or any of the other places global elites romanticize. Trumpism is the cry of the working class who believe the Big Tech billionaires are building an America that cuts them out of the American Dream. Trumpism is the cry of Americans who value authenticity over the fraudulence of political correctness.