It is discouraging to be reminded, once again, that the US Senate Minority Leader is anything but a leader. New York’s own Senior Senator, Charles Schumer, said today that he will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Isn’t a leader supposed to have an open mind, look at all possibilities and then decide. When a leader refuses to do so, because he believes that the “nominee of such an illegitimate process and one who is determined to get rid of the Affordable Care Act” (without any knowledge that she would) he shows the world that his mind is closed and making political points with his base is all that matters to him.
Following lock step with his minority leader, Sen. Cory Johnson, that he wants to know if the future Justice would recuse herself from any election issues. When did leadership become redefined to mean: pander to your base?
Charles Hurt opines in the Washington Times that the Democrats can’t smear Amy Coney Barrett.
William McGurn writing in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) points out how the mainstream media handle the Catholic Faith of former VP Biden and current Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Two Catholics, One Double Standard.
This is from the Washington Free Beacon: Dems Love Biden’s Catholicism But Fear Barrett’s
Then there is this double standard on paying taxes: Biden Dodged $500K In Taxes By Exploiting Loophole. Since this is breaking news today, the former VP did this: Biden releases 2019 tax returns before debate, calls for Trump to release his. Hasn’t Biden learned through the years, that offense play is better than defense?
Ryan Ellis writes in the Federalist that New York Times’ Trump Tax Return ‘Bombshell’ Is A Joke.
Melissa Mackenzie, publisher of the American Spectator, has a lively political analysis (as an aside, she also has a food interlude on the best way to cook a steak) of Biden, Harris, and Barrett.
Mr. former VP, here is a reminder that Progressives will call you out if you are not completely loyal: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard irks left after citing Project Veritas in call to ban ballot harvesting. (They may preach they have a “big tent” but the reality is they do not.) David Hogg, the darling of the left, learned this yesterday when they turned on him. Since he craves the attention of his 1 million followers, he quickly apologized for having an independent thought.
Just hours before the debate: Trump, Biden Campaigns Bicker Over Last Minute Debate Negotiations
Quite the eye-opener headline: China Says Killing Americans over Taiwan is ‘Morally Justified’ The article is not one you will find in any of our mainstream media publications and an informed voter should be aware of how the communist government of China thinks.
From the Daily Signal: Understanding the Chinese Challenge to the United States.
Rod Dreher opines in today’s NY Post; Refugees from tyranny agree: Authoritarian threat in America now is from the left.
This is how Progressives became so strong. How ‘Systemic Liberalism’ Failed Public Education in America.
A leopard cannot change his spots and apparently Gov. Cuomo cannot accept any fault when things go wrong. New York had a budget deficit long before COVID-19 ran rampant and closing-down New York certainly helped the fiscal crisis. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this Monday: No state budgetary decision can prevent an economic downturn, before asserting the federal government is liable for New York’s estimated two-year $50 billion deficit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Governor, take the advice given in yesterday’s NY Post editorial: take a week off. (Perhaps you need more than a week…?) Have the professionals focus on fixing the problems you have allowed to become almost impossible to fix and even more difficult due to the closing down of New York state. In other words, get back to doing what is right for all New Yorkers.
GOP state lawmakers introduce bill to strengthen parole board oversight. We need more conservative/republicans in the state legislature. Vote on Nov 3 and please vote in person. Not registered to vote? Click here. Need a list of candidates? Click here. (A special thank you to Mike Nelis for introducing us to this site.)
Need a break from politics? Read this, Ari Aster’s Moral Horror. Its focus is on America’s most intelligent young filmmaker who is obsessed with the collapse of fatherhood and the return of paganism. (Ok, it may not be a break from politics, but it will introduce you to a gifted filmmaker.)