Today could be a high drama day in the House, as Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky is reportedly threatening to “go rogue” and hold up passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. He and some other conservatives are angry that the Democrats managed to stuff so much irrelevant leftwing pork and government expansion into what is supposed to be a rescue bill for idled American workers and businesses. There are worries on both sides that Massie will prevent a quick voice vote and demand a full vote that would require members who are absent to travel back to Washington to form a quorum and cast votes.
Democrats are furious over the tactics and many Republicans are upset that their golden issue of Pelosi holding up the bill for a week while Americans suffered will now be overshadowed by one lone Republican holding it up. Look, I agree that there are many things in this bill that shouldn’t be there. Democrats tried to stuff it as full of leftist goodies as a piñata. Here’s just one example of the kind of irrelevant issues it lavishes money on that we’ll be discovering for months:
Tlaib gets a strong challenge
By Mike Huckabee
In less than two years in the House, Michigan Rep. Rashia Tlaib has “distinguished” herself as one of the most polarizing, divisive, leftist, foul-mouthed, anti-Semitic, Israel-bashing figures in public life. Like other members of the so-called “Squad,” she also seems intent on promoting herself as a national rabble-rouser with little thought for the needs of the people back in Detroit whom she’s supposed to be representing.
While there’s no hope that a Republican could unseat her in that safe blue district, here’s a sign that the folks back home might be fed up with having a combative media hog instead of a Representative. A more centrist Democrat, former Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, just announced that she’s challenging Tlaib for her seat in the Democratic Primary. This isn’t just a quixotic longshot: Tlaib beat Jones by only about 1,000 votes in 2016 in a race that was split six ways, and this race will be split only two ways.
For perspective, that means that Tlaib got into office with only 27,841 people voting for her and 61,440 against. If Jones can just pick up all the “nays" on Tlaib, it will be a landslide win for her and for America. Tlaib will have to convince all her voters plus about 17,000 more who voted against her last time that she’s been doing a bang-up job of representing them and deserves reelection. I’d wish her good luck with that, but I believe it’s a sin to lie.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will call the House back into session tomorrow for a vote on the coronavirus relief bill, once again delaying urgently-needed aid to Americans to give House members 24 hours to look it over. So Obamacare we had to hurry and pass now and find out what's in it later, but this can wait.
Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA makes the great observation that since Pelosi impeached Trump for allegedly delaying needed aid to Ukraine, shouldn't she (and I would add all Democrats who threatened delays, including Bernie Sanders and AOC) be impeached for repeatedly delaying urgently-needed aid to Americans?
Incidentally, Charlie Kirk was my guest last weekend on "Huckabee" on TBN. If you missed it (and you have no excuse, because I know you were home), you can see it here:
Great Point: Stephen Green of PJ Media points out that Joe Biden is flailing President Trump for not curing a pandemic fast enough, yet it took him and his campaign team four days to set up a lousy, gaffe-filled videoconference from his house. Green also describes how insanely easy it is to do videoconferences these days, because he does them himself with an iPhone, $225 worth of equipment and five minutes of set-up time, and as he puts it, he’s “an untrained monkey.” Maybe the Democrats should draft one of those as a Presidential candidate. He’d probably have better ideas than the Green New Deal.
Because even in a life-or-death crisis, divisive identity group politics is all some people have, one leftist writer claimed that America’s response to the coronavirus “is a natural consequence of white supremacy.” Meanwhile, a feminist Senator in Australia claimed that since more women work in health care and cleaning jobs, they face a disproportionate risk of infection, therefore, the COVID-19 (Chinese) virus “is a gendered crisis.”
Considering that so far, the virus has killed far more men than women, wouldn’t it be more accurate to call it a feminist virus?
Laughing through the darkness: A couple of brave Hollywood celebrities put out videos making fun of their famous peers for trying to show how they “feel our pain” by singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” while suffering self-quarantining inside the walls of their massive mansions.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
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