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Have you noticed the change in the tenor of the political debate? I certainly have, with the Republicans not just complaining, but raging against the injustices, lies, and government overreach that the citizenry is being subjected to. And even Democrats are mumbling their discomfort with some of the actions that Joe Biden is taking, as well as pressures from their fellow legislators.
So, what is the evidence that there may be a genuine shift going on in the rhetoric? Here are the examples of Republicans expressing their anger about the misrepresentations about their goals and activities.
One of the latest vociferous protests was made by Gov. Ron DeSantis after his “60 Minutes” interview after they edited key information that would have clarified his actions:
Obviously, they were in Florida for three months, 60 Minutes, trying to dredge up any dirt they could use to smear me, and the best they could come up with was a baseless conspiracy theory that’s easily debunked, not just by me, which they had to edit out, but by two very prominent Democrats in the state of Florida.
Although one Democrat who supported DeSantis’ actions was not as intense in his own remarks, he made clear that “60 Minutes” had lied:
Democratic Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said that the 60 Minutes report was ‘intentionally false’ in a statement on Monday. He insisted that his county, not DeSantis, had asked for the partnership with Publix. Kerner said that the show had edited out critical information and refused his offer of information that would have refuted the report ‘because it kneecaps their narrative.’
‘I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement. The reporting was not just based on bad information—it was intentionally false,’ Kerner said. ‘I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 minutes declined.’
Regarding the immigration disaster at the border, not all Democrats are pleased with Biden’s actions:
‘I have chosen to not allow myself to get into my feelings about how there are still these detention centers being popped up by this administration because it makes me very, very angry,” said Amanda Elise Salas, a Democratic political operative in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who worked for Biden’s presidential campaign.
Salas said that she understands ‘that change comes in increments,’ and that Democrats don’t have enough congressional seats to make Biden’s immigration agenda an immediate reality. But she added, ‘It doesn’t make any sense how we aren’t looking at this in a radical way.’
Even Biden’s Director of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, is starting to back up from Biden’s “pause” to stop construction on the border wall:
‘The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended,’ the DHS secretary reportedly told the group.
‘But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.’
Some of that, Mayorkas said, would include ‘gaps,’ ‘gates’ and areas ‘where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.’
So there are chinks in the armor of Biden’s (or his controllers’) resolve. The Republicans must intensify the pressure against their actions with even more frequent and vehement protests at every opportunity.
Another example of Republicans passionately pushing back is Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia attacking Major League Baseball about its pulling the All-Star Game due to Georgia’s new voting laws:
The Republican governor said at a news conference that the MLB ‘caved to fear and lies from liberal activists’ when it yanked the July 13 game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. He added the decision will hurt working people in the state and have long-term consequences on the economy.
‘I want to be clear: I will not be backing down from this fight. We will not be intimidated, and we will also not be silenced,’ Kemp said.
‘Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and the left, but I am not,’ he said, referring to companies that have also criticized the new law.
Even usually polite Conservative journalists are speaking out at a higher volume and with more inflammatory rhetoric. Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist is stating outright that the Left, including Biden, is lying. And her colleague, Ben Domenech, at the same media outlet pushed back firmly on Fox News against Mara Liasson of NPR:
‘The Georgia law and the Colorado voting rules are not equivalent,’ Liasson said before Domenech interrupted NPR’s political correspondent as she began to perpetuate misinformation.
‘No, that’s not true Mara and you can’t get away with saying that, that is not true,’ Domenech said. ‘They are very close in terms of proximity and you cannot get away with saying that… When you look at this Georgia law, it is extremely reasonable. There is no case that can be reasonably be made that it represents Jim Crow in the south.’
Music to my ears.
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Are the Republicans finally coming into their own in recognizing the power they have to shake things up? Will the Democrats begin to realize that they are being manipulated by the Progressive Left to support more than ever the lies and the destructive policies that the Left insists on perpetuating? Is enough true information leaking out to the general public in spite of the Leftist media’s efforts to quash it?
It’s still not clear to me that Democrats care about the lies that they are telling. We can only hope that the public starts to learn enough of the truth to become “awakened” to a truth that transcends deceit and political greed.Published in