Thursday Executive News Summary
Biden gaslights America, Leftmedia sowed J6 distrust, quitting on Kamala Harris, 27% of GDP spent on stimulus, and more.
Top of the Fold
Biden gaslights America in J6 speech: Joe Biden addressed the nation today marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot. President Unity™ attempted to hammer home the Democrats’ dubious “democracy under threat” narrative about the so-called “insurrection.” Of course, the vilification of Donald Trump was the feature of the speech, as Biden laid blame for the riot on what he called the “big lie,” erroneously claiming, “They were looking to subvert the Constitution.” The rest of today’s hyper-partisan production will include Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill engaging in several acts of “somber” remembrance, a theatrical scene that most Republicans have wisely chosen to avoid.
Leftmedia sowed J6 distrust: The Washington Post’s headline reads, “How Republicans became the party of Trump’s election lie after Jan. 6,” and the article contends that Republicans are guilty of undermining Americans’ trust in elections. And yet, following the 2016 election, the Post ran this story: “The 2016 election was stolen. Got a nicer way to say that?” Then for the next three years, WaPo and other Leftmedia outlets proceeded to pump out fake news of Russian collusion as if it were gospel truth. Who was sowing distrust? When Republicans point out voting irregularities and shenanigans that took place during the 2020 election, that’s not sowing distrust; that’s speaking truth to power.
Quitting on Kamala the bully: A third top-level staffer has exited Kamala Harris’s office as rumors of a dysfunctional work environment continue to mount. Harris’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, Vincent Evans, has left to take a job on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Black Caucus. Evidently, Harris has been described as a “bully” who deploys a “constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence.” With a third staffer fleeing Harris’s toxic presence, it would seem to confirm that Americans’ low opinion of her is not off-base. That may be why Democrats appear desperate to dump her before 2024.
Twenty-seven percent of U.S. GDP spent on stimulus: The federal government spent more of GDP on COVID-related stimulus than did any other developed nation except for Singapore. That shocking number goes a long way toward explaining why inflation has hit a 40-year high. It also may explain why it has been so hard getting people back to work, as paying people not to work is a poor employment incentive. America is only beginning to feel the economic consequences of such a massive and irresponsible spending binge — which, by the way, did nothing to stop COVID.
More From Your Patriot Post Team
Mark Alexander: The J6 Capitol Protest: A Retrospective — Despite Trump’s considerable domestic and foreign policy successes, the stain of that fateful day is indelible.
Douglas Andrews: Garland Weaponizes the DOJ — Our nation’s attorney general seems determined not to let the January 6 riot go to waste.
Nate Jackson: Racial Medical Rationing — New York is acting on a growing movement of using CRT in healthcare.
Lewis Morris: Paying People Not to Work Kept People From Working — A new report confirms what was obvious to some of us all along.
Emmy Griffin: Niece of George Floyd Sustains Gunshot Wound — Bad COVID policy has crippled Houston’s ability to respond to emergencies.
Thomas Gallatin: Black Americans Embracing 2A — The pandemic has seen a surge in the number of Americans, especially black Americans, purchasing firearms.
Douglas Andrews: Did Dems Steal Georgia’s Senate Seats? — An investigation into massive and systematic ballot harvesting is underway, according to Georgia’s secretary of state.
Jack DeVine: OK, Let’s Have a January 6 Investigation — a Real One — Let’s see the whole picture of the Capitol riot, not just the politically enticing scraps.
Gary Bauer: Bad Apple — The guy who made your iPhone just cut a deal to strengthen America’s major enemy.
In Brief: Masks Control People, Not Viruses — Even the “experts” on the Left are beginning to admit what conservatives have said all along.
Conservatives wonder how the FBI has made zero progress on investigation of J6 pipe bombs plants (Townhall)
Federal authorities won’t say why armed Capitol rioters disappeared from FBI’s most wanted list (Washington Examiner)
New DHS data reveals border jumpers no longer predominantly Mexicans; migrants arrested in fiscal year 2021 hailed from 106 different countries (Washington Times)
Bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria come under attack (AP)
North Korea announces second hypersonic missile test was successful (Fox News)
Government & Politics
Democrat buzzkill: Once again, Kyrsten Sinema joins Joe Manchin in rejecting abolition of the filibuster (National Review)
Cash for a killer: Boston bomber received federal COVID relief check (Fox News)
Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell follows AOC’s lead by going maskless in mandate-free Florida, days after blaming Republicans for “canceled vacations” and having to go back to wearing “masks everywhere” (Daily Mail)
COVID hospitalizations down 50% compared to 2021 peak (Daily Wire)
Unvaccinated tennis player Novak Djokovic denied entry into Australia, visa canceled (Daily Wire)
Friendly fire: Chicago mayor accuses teachers union of holding students “hostage” (National Review)
GOP officials in Arizona’s largest county affirm 2020 election was secure (Washington Post)
Odds & Ends
Well that’s disappointing: Tesla opens showroom in China’s slave labor region (Daily Wire)
CNN’s fourth-quarter primetime viewership collapses 73% to just 642,000 (Breitbart)
Russia sends troops to Kazakhstan to put down deadly uprising (Reuters)
Policy: Don’t blame omicron for flight delays. Blame policy. (AEI)
Satire: AOC lays wreath at her grave on January 6 (Babylon Bee)
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