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A Historic Deal

Gary Bauer · Aug. 14, 2020

President Trump yesterday announced a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Yes, the same President Trump who left claims is incompetent and mocked around the world.

Dubbed the “Abraham Accord,” both nations are agreeing to full diplomatic relations, including trade, tourism, and the establishment of embassies. This marks the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in more than 25 years and only the third such deal. Egypt and Jordan also have peace treaties with Israel.

Here is an excerpt from the White House statement:

This normalization of relations and peaceful diplomacy will bring together two of America’s most reliable and capable regional partners. Israel and the United Arab Emirates will join with the United States to launch a Strategic Agenda for the Middle East to expand diplomatic, trade, and security cooperation.

Along with the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates share a similar outlook regarding the threats and opportunities in the region, as well as a shared commitment to promoting stability through diplomatic engagement, increased economic integration, and closer security coordination.

Today’s agreement will lead to better lives for the peoples of the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the region.

Biden’s Malarkey

Joe Biden’s “No Malarkey” tour took a big detour Wednesday. I could go on for pages dissecting all the absurd things he and Kamala Harris said during their big kickoff event, but I’ll stick to the two most outrageous.

Biden once again knowingly lied and engaged in raw demagoguery when he described the president’s reaction to the 2017 Charlottesville riots in a way he knows is totally false.

He’s done it before, and he’s been called out by liberal fact-checkers. Wednesday, Biden described the Nazis in the streets and the people resisting them, and he claimed Donald Trump said there were good people on both sides. President Trump said no such thing and Biden knows it.

Anybody who says Joe Biden is a “decent man” needs to think again. He is engaged in a deliberate effort to smear the president of the United States in the worst way possible.

Biden also said he and Harris would stop the coddling of terrorists and dictators around the world. He can’t be serious!

Does he seriously want to compare the actions of the Obama/Biden administration to Donald Trump when it comes to terrorists and dictators?

Let’s see: Barack Obama and Joe Biden tried to buy off the mullahs of Iran, literally flying pallets of cash to Tehran in the middle of the night. Donald Trump ended that sweetheart deal and imposed the toughest sanctions ever.

Donald Trump also took out Iran’s terrorist mastermind, Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The Obama/Biden team surrendered Iraq and Syria to Soleimani. And Joe Biden didn’t want to take out Osama bin Laden!

Do they want to compare how Obama called ISIS the “JV team” while Trump wiped them out?

Do they want to compare how they sold out to communist China, while Donald Trump has confronted them every step of the way?

Do they want to compare how Obama ended the embargo on communist Cuba and coddled Venezuela’s dictators versus how Trump confronted both oppressive regimes?

Is there any “mainstream media” reporter who still believes that journalism requires certain standards of honesty and professionalism and who’s willing to take Biden to task for that outrageous statement?

She’s No Moderate

The New York Times described Senator Kamala Harris as a “pragmatic moderate.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said that Harris “comes from the middle of the road, moderate wing of the Democratic Party.” The Associated Press touted “her relatively centrist record.”

This is why President Trump often refers to the media as “the enemy of the people.” They are lying to you! And here’s proof:

The non-partisan site GovTrack provides an ideological score to all members of Congress based on how they vote. Harris was elected to the Senate in 2016, assuming office in 2017. Here’s how she ranked each year:

  • 2017 — 8th most liberal senator.

  • 2018 — 4th most liberal senator.

  • 2019 — THE MOST LIBERAL SENATOR.

There is nothing “centrist” about Harris’s record. She started out not in the “middle of the road” or among the party’s “moderate wing” but on the far-left fringe, and Harris has moved to the left every single year.

To be further left than Elizabeth Warren and Comrade Sanders and still have the media call you a “pragmatic moderate” is quite a trick. But the fake news media are trying to trick the American people.

Defending Criminal Aliens

Wednesday night, so-called “progressives” blocked the streets of Bend, Oregon, in order to prevent federal ICE agents from removing two criminal illegal aliens. The protest spanned several hours, and local authorities made it absolutely clear that they stood with the criminal aliens.

Bend Police essentially apologized to the mob. Chief Mike Krantz noted that his officers were not helping ICE in any way whatsoever, and that they were only on the scene “to allow free speech and a peaceful area to assemble.”

Bend Mayor Sally Russell tweeted her opposition to the ICE arrests, adding, “I am very worried for everyone in our community, and especially our Latinx community.”

By the way, Sally Russell is not a “Latinx.” Three-quarters of Hispanics have never heard the term “Latinx,” and only 3% of Hispanics actually use it.

Not to be outdone, District Attorney John Hummel tweeted, “I’ve never been so disgusted by my government and so proud of my community.”

Really? Because I suspect there are a lot of law-abiding Oregonians who would be disgusted that local government officials are shielding criminal aliens. That’s nothing to be proud of.

If the mayor, the DA and the police chief aren’t willing to enforce the law, they should resign or be impeached! Thankfully, someone is enforcing the law, and that would be President Trump.

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli issued a strong statement insisting that getting criminal aliens who threaten public safety off the streets was part of ICE’s mission.

Cuccinelli also warned, “ICE will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its officers and detainees, and will vigorously pursue prosecution against anyone who puts them in harm’s way.”

It is disturbing how so many progressives think they are justified in essentially seceding from the rest of the country because they don’t like certain federal laws.

Well, the truth is that Americans overwhelmingly reject sanctuary city policies, and they want criminal illegal aliens out of the country.

Good News

Weekly unemployment claims fell more than expected. Economists had predicted 1.1 million new unemployment claims and the figure came in at 963,000. That marks the first time that weekly unemployment claims were below one million since the pandemic began 20 weeks ago.

That means there is some growth in the economy, and it’s all the more amazing as it comes at a time when some states are shutting down again to fight COVID-19.

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