Tuesday Executive News Summary
Abrams snubs Biden, economy biggest worry, McCarthy promises Dems taste of own medicine, Maher refuses to reject Trump voters, and more.
Top of the Fold
Abrams snubs Biden’s Georgia gaslighting: Joe Biden is heading down to Atlanta to stump for the Democrats’ dubious bill federalizing election law. Biden plans to continue his false smear campaign against Georgia’s voter integrity laws, which he ridiculously likened to “Jim Crow.” Biden is already underwater in the Peach State, and on the day Georgia celebrates having just won the college football championship, he’s going there to declare to the rest of the country just how awful and terrible the state is. This may be why Stacey Abrams, whose entire political brand is built on complaining about voter integrity laws and refusing to accept election results, says she’s too busy to bother attending.
Economy, not COVID, is biggest worry for Americans: Recent polling from the Associated Press found that the top concern for Americans is not COVID but the sorry state of the U.S. economy. Some 68% of Americans listed the economy and growing inflation as their top worry going into 2022, whereas just 37% of Americans see the ongoing pandemic as one of the top five issues. These result don’t bode well for Democrats hoping to retain control of Congress, which likely explains Biden’s shift to focusing on fearmongering against voting integrity laws with the continued refrain of “democracy under threat.” Clearly, for the majority of Americans, the economy is what’s under threat.
McCarthy promises Dems a taste of their own medicine: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has promised to kick three Democrats off their committees should the Republicans win control of the House in November. “The Democrats have created a new thing where they’re picking and choosing who can be on committees,” McCarthy observed. “Never in the history [of Congress] have you had the majority tell the minority who can be on committee. But this [is the] new standard which these Democrats have voted for.” The three Democrats whom McCarthy pinpointed for committee removal are Eric Swalwell (Homeland Security), Ilhan Omar (Foreign Affairs), and Adam Schiff (Intelligence Committee).
Bill Maher refuses to reject Trump voters: Lefty comedian/pundit Bill Maher is refusing to buy into the Democrats’ and Leftmedia’s January 6 narrative that demonizes Trump supporters as a threat to democracy. Noting the deep political division in the country, Maher argued: “This idea that we have to constantly be arguing politics with everybody — that’s what has to stop. Because when you take the politics out of the discussion — and this is coming from a person who made his living talking politics — you find that people are just people, and you can’t hate them. I constantly say it, you can hate Trump. You can’t hate all the people who like him — it’s half the country. And you can’t set yourself up as some sort of superior moral paragon, because this is your political belief, and somebody else has another one.”
More From Your Patriot Post Team
Nate Jackson: Democrats Destroy ‘Democracy’ — Our Founders gave us a Republic … if we can keep it.
Gary Bauer: Georgia on Biden’s Mind — He’s heading to the Peach State to accuse the GOP of denying voting rights to millions.
Douglas Andrews: Andrew McCabe Wants to Surveil You — “Are you going to catch this threat if your focus is only on the traditional, right-wing extremist?”
Emmy Griffin: What Does ‘New Normal’ Mean? — Hint: It doesn’t mean going back to pre-pandemic life.
Douglas Andrews: GOP’s Jordan Won’t Play Dems’ J6 Games — Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan has no interest in participating in the Democrats’ sham investigation.
Thomas Gallatin: WaPo Rewards Its Russian Collusion Propagandist — Rather than change its ways, the Post has doubled down on pushing the Democrats’ agenda.
Harold Hutchison: Republican Ralphies Have Had Enough — Drawing political lessons from a movie protagonist’s response to a classic bully.
Jack DeVine: The Potter Verdict: Justice or Retribution? — In today’s toxic climate, true justice is hard to find.
Government & Politics
Nancy Pelosi makes millions off tech stocks — and scoffs at push to ban congressional trades (New York Post) | Seventy-six percent of voters disagree with Pelosi, think members of Congress have an “unfair advantage” in trading stocks (Insider) | Meanwhile, Fed Vice Chair Clarida to step down early following scrutiny over his trades during pandemic (CNBC)
Group of North Carolina voters file complaint attempting to block Madison Cawthorn from running (Daily Wire)
Ad by former Lincoln Project CEO comparing January 6 to Nazi Beer Hall Putsch draws fire (Fox News)
U.S. announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows from Biden’s surrender and retreat (AP)
CDC says “over 75 percent” of COVID deaths were in those with “at least four comorbidities” (Post Millennial)
Biden officials require insurers to cover eight at-home tests per month (The Hill)
Project Veritas releases military documents that contradict Swamp Doctor Anthony Fauci’s sworn testimony on gain of function research (Post Millennial)
Chicago schools will reopen after deal reached between union and city (Fox News)
California’s Gavin Newsom includes health coverage for all illegal immigrants in new budget proposal (National Review)
Good call: Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin taps former Heritage Foundation chief Kay C. James as secretary of commonwealth (Daily Signal)
Policy: Is the U.S. military actually ready for a war? (National Review)
Humor: Report: Of the 4.2 million Americans who quit their jobs in December, 74% worked for Kamala Harris (Babylon Bee)
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