The Democans and Republicrats who make up the UniParty in the U.S. Senate were back in action on New Year’s Day. – They voted 81-13 to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The President had chosen to veto the bill because it did not contain language that would repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the clause that protects the Big Tech companies from being subjected to anti-trust enforcement over their anti-American censorship actions.
The 13 members who voted to sustain the veto included: Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), John Kennedy (R-La.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Every other Republicrat and Democan present voted to override and thus allow Big Tech to continue business as usual.
Within an hour of the vast majority of its membership voting to take this action and do nothing to police Big Tech, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NSRC), which helps to fund GOP senate campaigns, issued this clueless and unintentionally hilarious tweet:
Big Tech is at it again.
This is unacceptable with only 4 days to Election Day.
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) January 1, 2021
Oh, gee. Too bad, so sad, dudes. You would think at some point these clueless jackasses would figure out why it is that so many millions of conservatives detest them and their RINO members every bit as much as we detest their Democrat colleagues. But some people are very, very slow learners.
So, the defense contractors will continue receiving their lard, as will the foreign governments who will receive hundreds of millions in benefits from this bill, and the members of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations committees will continue to receive their largess from those countries and from the lobbyists who represent those defense contractors.
Because that is how the Swamp works.
Hey, it only took 150 or so days of riots for Commie Ted to figure it all out. – Communist Democrat Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler woke up on New Year’s morning to the sudden realization that the Antifa anarchists who have been teaming with BLM anarchists to destroy his city for the last six months are – gasp! – not his friends. Many, who could have seen that one coming?
I swear I’m not making this up:
In his new year's presser, Portland Mayor @tedwheeler admits that his efforts to de-escalate & compromise with antifa have failed to yield results. He condemns the violent extremist movement by name & calls for more to be done. https://t.co/1MJhHOxO1u pic.twitter.com/HtsSSM3dzz
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 2, 2021
The Oregonian quotes Wheeler as stating that “We need more accountability and we need to hold people responsible for their criminal conduct.” Oh, you don’t say, Ted.
The Oregonian further reports:
Wheeler said he will organize a meeting with local and state law enforcement as soon as next week to determine how best to respond to “anarchist violence” in the city, and he called for the state Legislature to pass a law in its upcoming regular session to increase penalties for people who repeatedly vandalize property.
The mayor also said Portland might need legislators to change state laws to allow increased city surveillance, although he provided no specifics when pressed for details.
Hey, here’s a thought: Maybe the Oregon legislature should pass a law to exact penalties on communist Democrat mayors who intentionally tie the hands of their law enforcement officials and refuse to allow them to use all the tools already at their disposal to put these rioters down before they grow out of control. Let’s never forget that, in addition to being Portland’s Mayor, Wheeler is also the City’s police commissioner.
Portland and other big, Democrat-controlled cities definitely do need “more accountability” and they definitely do need to “hold people responsible for their criminal conduct.” But that accountability needs to start at the top of the pyramid or none of it will have impact or meaning. In Portland, Ted Wheeler sits firmly at the top of that criminal pyramid.
Meanwhile, in New York City… – Speaking of communist Democrat mayors who sit atop their city’s criminal pyramid, The New York Daily News has noticed the results of this year’s defunding the police policy actions by The Big Doofus, Mayor Bill de Blasio.
NYC endured a 2020 crime surge straight out of hell: a 97% jump in shootings and a nearly 45% surge in murders, including 15 weeks straight of gunfire as COVID-19 ravaged New York.https://t.co/EvvBBQaQZL
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 1, 2021
Here’s an excerpt from that article:
On top of a pandemic that took more than 25,000 lives, New York City endured a soul-crushing crime surge in 2020 — a 97% jump in shootings and a 45% surge in murders.
The NYPD released the sobering preliminary year-end stats Friday, eager to turn the page on a tally that recorded more shootings from mid-May through mid-September than in all of 2019.
When the ball fell in near-empty Times Square, the NYPD counted 462 murders across the city in 2020 — 143 more than in 2019.
Shootings were also up — cops counted 1,531 shooting incidents across the five boroughs, 754 more than in 2019, officials said. In those incidents, bullets hit 1,868 people. The city hasn’t been such alarming violence since 2006, when 1,565 shootings were reported, according to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
Note that the actions by the Mayor and Democrat-controlled city council to defund the NYPD by more than $150 million had exactly the same motivation as Ted Wheeler’s mindless malfeasance in Portland: To appease the radical anarchists and Marxists who make up the Antifa/BLM domestic terrorist complex.
Millions of Americans abandoned Democrat-controlled cities like Portland and New York and Seattle and Minneapolis and Philadelphia and Newark during 2020, most of them moving to Red states like Texas and Florida. The corrupt news media – like NBC in the report linked here – want you to think it’s all about COVID restrictions and nothing more.
But the truth is it’s also about confiscatory tax policies in blue states and about security. The truth is that these communist Democrat mayors all over the country have jointly decided to abandon their duties to properly protect the public at the behest of the Antifa/BLM complex, which are, after all, the militarized wing of the Democrat Party.
That’s reality, and if you live in a Democrat-controlled city, the negative consequences of that reality are going to come home to roost on your doorstep sooner or later if you remain there.
The best advice for you to take is to get the hell out of those cities as soon as you possibly can, because none of this is going to get any better.
That is all.
Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.