After Biden Eases Rules, Migrants Stream Across Southern Border

By Brian Freeman

Asylum seekers from a migrant camp of at least 700 in Matamoros, Mexico, just across the river from Brownsville, Texas, have been filing into the United States after President Joe Biden overturned his predecessor Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies, the Daily Mail has reported.

A week ago, the Biden administration started allowing those in the Migrant Protection Protocols program to enter the U.S. to pursue their court cases, reversing Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program he started two years ago that has sent more than 69,000 people back over the border while waiting for their cases to be processed.

Migrants are now hopeful that by crossing into the U.S., their cases will be dealt with more quickly, and it will be difficult to deport them under asylum rules.

Biden is attempting to balance pressure from immigration advocates to completely get rid of Trump’s hardline policies at the same time there is concern about migrants arriving at the border in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“There are no good choices here,” Biden said over the weekend. “The only other options are to send kids back, which is what the prior administration did.”

But as the arriving migrants empty out one tent city, the increased hope that it is possible to enter the U.S. has led migrants to set up another such encampment near the border.

Beijing Biden and the Countdown to Kamala

By Jeff Crouere

President Joe Biden is a shadow of his former self.  Long gone is the aggressive, pugnacious, and partisan Democrat who mistreated Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas in the latter’s confirmation hearings.  Today, Americans see a president who is clearly mentally diminished and is getting worse on a daily basis.

During the campaign, Biden refused to submit to a cognitive test.  When asked by CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett if he would take a test, Biden snapped, “No, I haven’t taken a test.  Why the hell would I take a test?  Come on, man, that’s like saying, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not.  What do you think?  Huh?  Are you a junkie?”

Biden refused to take a test because it would show he is in mental decline.  His last medical report was issued in December of 2019.  While his doctor, Kevin O’Connor of George Washington University, labeled Biden “vigorous” and fit to successfully perform as president, other experts did not share that view.

Dr. David Scheiner, the former personal physician for Barack Obama, claimed that Biden is “not a healthy guy.”  In fact, U.S. congressman Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the former White House physician for President Obama and President Donald Trump, said Biden “does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander-in-chief and head of state.”  He also reiterated a concern shared by many Americans: “I really think that he needs some type of cognitive testing before he takes over the reins as our commander-in-chief.”

Unfortunately, no such testing has been conducted in recent months.  Americans have no idea when Biden took his last cognitive test.  Biden is now president, and Americans are being subjected to the uncertainty of a person with serious mental issues serving in the most important position in the world.

Ever since his inauguration, President Biden has been making frequent misstatements and obvious gaffes.  The most recent episodes occurred on Friday.  Earlier in the day, he forgot to put on a mask after finishing a speech.  Then, after a trip to Houston, Texas, Biden made a series of troubling statements.  He referred to high-profile U.S. congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as “Shirley.”  Also, he mispronounced the name of Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D-Texas) twice.  After the mistakes, he asked, “What am I doing here?”

Ironically, Biden stumbled upon the ultimate question that needs to be answered.  In his first two presidential campaigns, Biden was a stunning failure.  In 1988, he was forced out of the race after his repeated plagiarism was discovered.  In 2008, he bombed again as a presidential candidate, barely registering 1% support.

Biden was rescued politically when Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama chose him for the vice presidential slot.  This selection was made not because of any great chemistry between the two men.  Obama chose Biden even though Biden had made a stunningly racist comment.  Biden referred to Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.  I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Clearly, Biden was chosen because he was born in Pennsylvania and could theoretically appeal to white, working-class voters in the Rust Belt.  During eight years on the same ticket, President Obama did not value Biden as a vice president and never invited him to his personal quarters in the White House for a visit.  Biden admitted this embarrassing fact in a recent CNN town hall meeting.

Obama held Biden in such low regard that he did not encourage him to run for president in 2016.  Instead, he endorsed Hillary Clinton.  In the 2020 election, Obama endorsed Biden only when it was apparent to everyone that Biden would be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

Obama’s reluctance about Biden extended to many leaders in the Democratic Party. It was only after the surge of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the presidential primaries that leading Democrats decided to rally around Biden.  Top Democrats knew that a socialist like Sanders could not win the presidency, and they reluctantly backed a mentally compromised Biden as their choice.

In the presidential campaign against Trump, Biden barely left the basement of his home.  He held few events and news conferences so he would have few opportunities to stumble.  Although he performed adequately during the two presidential debates, he made plenty of other verbal blunders and curious comments during the race.

After the election, his mental decline has become obvious.  To cover for his cerebral issues, he has not held a formal press conference and has been interviewed only a few times by friendly reporters.  His one town hall meeting was broadcast on CNN, a pro-Biden network that supports his agenda and uses most of its airtime to fume about President Donald Trump and his supporters.

On a typical day, Biden will make a statement or issue an executive order.  He will give a speech filled with bumbled or contorted language and then immediately exit the room as reporters are ushered out shouting questions.  This is in contrast to President Trump, who gave impromptu press conferences constantly.

Sadly, the liberal mainstream press is covering for Biden.  If Trump had acted in such a manner during his first five weeks, there would have been a press uproar.  Eventually, these mental problems will be too severe to hide, and even the liberal media will have to report on them.

Biden is mentally deteriorating, as most astute observers knew he would.  His condition has become so worrisome that 31 House Democrats are demanding the control of the “nuclear football” be removed from the sole authority of the president.

In the background, smiling and patiently waiting, is Vice President Kamala Harris, a socialist with radical views on a range of issues.  To bolster her position, she has the full support of former President Obama and his political entourage.

She knows that her ascendancy will come sooner rather than later.

Harris is biding her time, as the countdown has begun.


 

Conservative Political Action Conference 2021

 Mike Pompeo speak at CPAC 2021

 

 

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Rick Scott takes aim at “establishment” Republicans in CPAC 2021 speech

Conservative Political Action Conference 2021 in Orlando. CPAC will have several top Republicans in attendance. The most notable name on the conservative-based event is former President Donald Trump who will close out the weekend. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, James Lankford, R-Okla, Ted Cruz R-Texas, and Rick Scott R-Fla. are among the many
speakers on Friday
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Others include Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Donald Trump Jr. Former President Donald Trump will use his much-anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday to offer a stinging rebuke of the first month of the Biden presidency — while laying out what the GOP needs to do to take Congress in the 202 midterms, sources with knowledge of the speech told Fox News.
More to come as CPAC take place.

The ‘Woke’ Left’s Authoritarian Pandemic Power Grab

By February 25, 2021

By J. Peder Zane for RealClearPolitics

COVID-19 is our first woke crisis.

The global pandemic is the excuse the left has been waiting for to vastly expand its control. Power brokers in government, the media and corporate America have consistently invoked often-shifting science, which must never be questioned, to impose coercive policies that diminish individual freedom while increasing dependence on government.

None of this is new; the left has been at it at least since the Progressive era in the early 1900s. To some degree an expansion of government authority was an inevitable and necessary response to the global pandemic.

But taking a step back, it is clear that the left has used this temporary crisis to turbo-charge and entrench a radical ideology that represents a vast and divisive transformation of our politics and our national character.

The forces they are unleashing appear ascendant, and so COVID-19 is providing a window into America’s unsettling future, which includes these elements.

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Government knows best, so shut up: The left simply wants control. Their ideological justification for this is that they ought to run things because they are smarter and better than everyone else.

During COVID they have insistently claimed they were following the science to justify their power-grabbing policies. Let’s be clear, science is the most powerful tool humans have created to understand and tame nature.

But science is not a book of absolute truths; it is the story of the never-ending quest for better answers to hard questions. It works because it has the freedom to change as new data and discoveries emerge.

That, for instance, is why we no longer rely on leeches to treat everything from epilepsy to gout.

Such flexibility is anathema to authoritarians, whose power rests on their claims of infallibility.

During COVID-19, governments have imposed a series of onerous policies – overly broad lockdownsschool closuresmask mandates – with questionable positive impacts. I’ll be the first to admit that reasonable arguments exist for all these measures, and most government interventions.

The problem is the extraordinary effort to silence meaningful debate about these complex issues.

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The people are children (Part 1): The response to COVID has been defined by the robust efforts of local, state and federal governments to control personal behavior.

The underlying assumption of broad mask mandates and economic lock downs is that individuals are incapable of assessing their levels of risk, of deciding whether it is safe for them to go into work, eat at a restaurant, work out at a gym, so the government must decide for them.

The people are children (Part 2): Some Americans have protested government policies that have injured their pocketbooks and health while infringing on their individual liberty, but the larger story is that most citizens haven’t raised a peep even as lock downs have threatened their children’s education (and futures) and destroyed their opportunity to make a living.

As Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff detailed in their seminal book, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” the rise of the welfare state, helicopter parenting, and the politics of grievance have destroyed traditional notions of personal responsibility.

Americans increasingly believe both that someone else is responsible for their problems and that someone else should solve them. This has created a conformist policy of assent that makes people willing to do what they are told, no questions asked.

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Bread without circuses: In addition to legal actions, threats and public shaming, the deeply indebted federal government has sought to silence dissent to its questionable policies by doling out trillions of dollars it does not have.

Today, they buy our assent; in the future they may, as in China, just demand it.

The real inequality: COVID has exposed the growing divide in America between the powerful elites who are largely insulated from the policies they make and endorse and the rest of the people who suffer the consequences.

Lock downs and school closings have had an outsized negative impact on the poor, the young and people of color. Many of the low-paying jobs they’ve lost are not coming back. High earners have been relatively unscathed and many have thrived, thanks to the soaring stock market.

Basically, the wealthy boomers who run the country have been happy to inflict massive pain on the young and poor in the hopes of protecting their own health.

Everyone is the same: It has been clear from the start that the elderly are at far greater risk of contracting COVID than anyone else. As of Feb. 17, 81% of COVID deaths have been among people 65 and older. Just one quarter of 1% of deaths have been among those 24 and younger.

A rational response to the pandemic would have been to isolate and support the subset of imperiled Americans – including rigorous screening programs to ensure that the fragile elderly living in nursing homes do not come in contact with carriers.

Instead, most governments have imposed one-size-fits-all policies that have exacted a devastating toll on hundreds of millions of Americans for whom COVID is no more deadly than the flu.

They have rejected a data-based, nuanced approach because they want to use the crisis to maximize their seizure of power.

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Everyone is different: Once the vaccine was developed, most governments temporarily forsook collectivism for social justice. After making sure they got the first shots, our leaders created complex formulas regarding who should come next.

Along with taking the obvious approach – start with vulnerable Americans who are most at risk – they also arrogantly sought to tell us which  jobs were “essential” and which races more deserving.

When the history of COVID-19 is written years from now, only some of the chapters will describe the emergence of the deadly virus and the heroic efforts of caregivers and researchers to contain and vanquish the effects of this lethal pathogen.

Much of it, instead, will show how woke elites used the crisis to fundamentally transform America.