2. Trump press conference is scheduled:
Former President Trump decided that his press conference planned for tomorrow would just give fuel to the Democrats’ orgy of January 6th political porn, so he denied them the chance and canceled it. He said he’ll talk about election fraud in his rally on January 15th instead.
3. The real motivation for Democrats:
John Sexton at the Hot Air blog makes the very good point that the real motivation behind the Democrats’ feverish attempts to inflate the importance of the anniversary of January 6th is that they’re desperate to distract from the upcoming, far more important anniversary of January 20th.
That will mark one year since Joe Biden became President. And they really don’t want people focusing on that anniversary and talking about all the disasters that have happened since (this would be a good time to remind you that there are STILL Americans and Americans allies trapped in Afghanistan at the mercy of the Taliban.)
4. A new sign of rampaging inflation:
"Biden-Biden!" In yet another sign of rampaging inflation, Little Caesar’s announced that for the first time in 25 years, it’s raising the price of its $5 pizza, to $5.55.
5. Another day, another record high:
Another day, another record high disapproval rating for President Biden in another poll, this time from CNBC.
But for Democrats looking at the November elections, it's this poll’s details that contain a piece of news that’s sparking panic. It’s no surprise that it shows widespread disapproval of Biden’s handling of the economy (60%) and inflation (72%.) But it also found that 55% now disapprove of how he’s handling the COVID pandemic. Last April, he enjoyed 62% approval on that issue. It was the only issue where he wasn’t underwater, and the Democrats saw it as their one firewall against electoral disaster. Now, their firewall is on fire.
6. Fighting over the filibuster:
Yesterday, I told you that Senate “Majority” Leader Chuck Schumer was acting like a spoiled child in talking about doing away with the filibuster to cram through the Democrats’ unpopular agenda with no regard for how it would come back to bite them when they became the minority, which will likely be sooner rather than later. And I mentioned that for all of Schumer's attacks and pressure on Joe Manchin, Manchin was acting like the only adult in the room, the parent who says, “No” to the kid who’s throwing a tantrum in Walmart because he wants a candy bar.
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Well, Manchin himself just made that same point clear to Chucky: No candy bar for you! Now, go to your room and think about what you’ve done to America.
In a subscriber-only story, the Epoch Times reports that not only are Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema opposed to ending the filibuster, but a senior Republican congressional source told them that a couple of other Democrats would also vote against it if forced to. So why would Schumer push an idea that’s doomed to fail, other than desperation?
Maybe to appease radical groups that provide so much dark money to Democrats. The Epoch Times quotes Hayden Ludwig of the Capitol Research Center as saying that an alleged grassroots group innocuously called “Fix Our Senate” that’s leading a coalition of 70 liberal activist groups in pushing for an end to the filibuster is “actually a front for the Sixteen Thirty Fund, itself part of a $1.7 billion left-wing ‘dark-money pop-up’ empire run by the shadowy consulting firm Arabella Advisors. We call these fronts ‘pop-ups’ because they’re websites which pop into existence, run attack campaigns, and disappear in an instant and almost never reveal their connection to Arabella or its nonprofits.”
If you’d like to know more about Arabella, here’s a link to some info about them and one of their chief fund providers. Nice people, certainly the kind of folks we’d want to see influencing how our government is run. (Note to liberals reading this: that’s called “sarcasm.”)