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Cheney political dynasty about to get butts kicked by Trump in Wyoming

Evil-eyed neocon Dick Cheney plays the cowboy in a video attacking Donald Trump and defending his daughter Lizzie, pictured (below) in the public limelight of the January 6 show trial committee set up by the Democrats.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
“In our nation’s 246-year history there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our Republic than Donald Trump.” So says Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary and Vice President under the late George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, in a video clip he has paid to air on the Fox network.

More than that, Cheney has aligned himself with the election rigging Democratic machine as has his daughter Liz. “He (Trump) tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters rejected him. He’s a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Again, this from Dick Cheney, the very Defense Secretary and Vice President who lied about Saddam Hussein’s so-called weapons of mass destruction and destroyed an entire nation so it could be rebuilt by the very companies he and his cronies were invested in.

Cheney had earlier directed the Operation Desert Storm in Iraqi, an operation based on a big lie spread by PR company Hill & Knowlton that Saddam Hussein’s soldiers had pulled the plug on babies in incubators in Kuwait. Cheney was also a champion of waterboarding torture for terrorism suspects. He was known by his opponents as Darth Vader and the Prince of Darkness.

This same man was also involved in the notorious “Project for the New American Century”, the blueprint for American economic and military domination of the planet and a Middle East invasion that required “a new Pearl Harbor” event to justify it. And hey presto, along came the 9-11, 2001 inside jobs on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon. Cheney was a very busy man that day.

Dick Cheney is the face of American neoconservatism – the America that runs on endless wars and military and commercial domination of the planet. It’s globalism without the kumbaya, hold-hands-across-the-universe, United Nations sentiment. It’s fascist-style globalism i.e. a combine of global corporate and government military power. Trump openly opposes such a policy.

Cheney was rightfully labelled a warmonger and that was just part of the landscape of being CEO of the weapons and oil contractor Halliburton. He was still on their payroll despite “leaving” the company to take on the office of Vice President of the US. Conflict of interest? Hell no, not for our butt-kicking tough guy Dick.

While Bush’s Vice President, Dick the trigger-happy hunter shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington in the face, neck and chest during a quail hunting trip. They tried to cover up the incident and Cheney never apologized, but according to some reports Whittington actually apologized to Cheney for causing him such embarrassment.

Dick and backroom federal power politics go back to the Gerald Ford administration when he was the president’s chief of staff. Before that he spent some time at Yale but didn’t graduate. But Yale, being the location of the notorious Skull and Bones fraternity/brotherhood/lodge, is probably where Dicky boy did “graduate”. Interestingly, Cheney found special favour with two of the Bonesmen’s most notable graduates, the Bush senior and junior presidents.

Before her election to Congress on Trump’s coat tails in 2017, Liz already had all the right connections. She was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives at the US State Department during the George W. Bush administration. Naturally, just like daddy, she promoted regime change in Iran while chairing the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group with Elliott Abrams.

So, the Cheney family had every reason to consider themselves especially privileged in the political and corporate world and little Lizzie went into Congress as the “power woman” ready to kick ass just like daddy did. She quickly rose up the ranks to chair, just like daddy did, the House Republican Conference, the No.3 position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021.

But Lizzie was beginning to fall out of favour with Trump supporters for openly opposing Trump’s foreign policy. Then in 2021 she voted with the Democrats and a group of treacherous neocon Republicans to impeach Trump a second time over the January 6th Capitol riot. Cheney was removed from her prominent party position. So how dare these upstart Trump Republicans remove a Cheney from a position of privilege and power!

Liz became the Republican Trump enemy No.1 and was subsequently invited by Nancy Pelosi to join her January 6 witch-hunt committee, set up with the objective of publicly shaming a legally harassing Trump and his supporters over the provocateur-incited January 6th riot at the Capitol.

Despite her pouting, Ms Liz has become the “star” of the January 6 show trial, with almost daily adulation from the mainstream media for her “non partisan, self-sacrificing dedication to uncovering the truth about January 6th”. Like her Democrat committee buddies, she has used the publicity to raise $13 million for her political campaign, which is already a lost cause.

Liz clearly suffered a major blow to her ego, being removed from the Republican leadership. No doubt daddy Dick felt the rejection too. She became like the jilted woman, hellbent on revenge. Her prospects of winning back her Wyoming Congressional seat are also zero, so she has been forced to seek the Democrat votes in a state that voted 70% for Trump.

Liz also offered her 2 cents worth on the Mar a Lago raid on Trump by the FBI: “America cannot remain free if we abandon the truth. The lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen is insidious,” she said. “It preys on those who love their country. It is a door Donald Trump opened to manipulate Americans to abandon their principles, to sacrifice their freedom, to justify violence, to ignore the rulings of our courts and the rule of law.”

The reality is that Trump opened a door exposing the corrupt Cheney neocon underbelly of the Republican Party – the “conservative” side of the deep state with its love affair with “special interests” and dark forces inhabiting the halls of influence and power.

This explains the Cheney family’s hatred for Trump and everything he stands for. To call Trump the greatest ever threat to the American republic in its entire history is a crazy, irrational accusation. But with Liz Cheney about to lose her Wyoming seat, the House of Cheney will be dealt a death blow by the global populist/nationalist revolution.

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Dick Cheney Ignores His Own Record While Indicting Trump As Worst Threat To American Democracy Ever

Former Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed his own record launching an overseas war based on junk intelligence when he claimed Thursday that former President Donald Trump is the worst threat to the republic since the Declaration of Independence was signed.

On Thursday, endangered Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whom the state GOP no longer recognizes as a Republican, published a video of her father’s endorsement.

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” said the former vice president under George W. Bush.

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“He lost his election, and he lost big,” Dick Cheney added, despite Trump only losing the 2020 contest by less than 50,000 votes across three tipping-point states. Nevertheless, Cheney said, “I know it, he knows it, and deep down I think most Republicans know it.”

The 81-year-old longtime presidential adviser, whose Washington resume stretches from the Ford White House to both Bush administrations, appeared in the one-minute ad less than two weeks before Liz Cheney faces primary voters at the ballot box. The three-term incumbent is up against Trump-endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman, who, according to a July poll sponsored by the Casper-Star Tribune, is up by 22 points.

During the second Bush administration, Dick Cheney was a “chief architect” of the Iraq war, sending American troops into a conflict that would last decades without an exit strategy. The invasion was launched under the pretense that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) based on U.S. intelligence. The classified information cited by the White House to justify the war however, turned out to be one of the worst intelligence failures in modern American history, if not the worst failure.

The oldest living former vice president’s assertion that Trump is the greatest threat to the republic in its existence, meanwhile, glosses over the dozens of historical figures who surely did more harm. Was Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy who oversaw a four-year insurrection, less of a threat than Donald Trump? Was John Wilkes Booth, who shot President Abraham Lincoln, less of a threat? What about Benedict Arnold?

It’s unlikely that Dick Cheney’s video will save Liz’s House seat. According to an Axios poll in March, less than 2 in 5 GOP Wyoming voters reported a favorable opinion of former vice president. Nearly half, 48 percent, said they view Dick Cheney unfavorably.


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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Mansour: Liar Dick Cheney Who Destroyed Millions of Lives Declares Donald Trump the Greatest Threat in U.S. History

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” so says former Vice President Dick Cheney in a campaign ad released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.

Cheney bases this assessment on his claim that Trump is a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” because “a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Would a “real man” lie to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did.

As Donald Trump famously stated in 2016 during the Republican debate right before the South Carolina primary (which Trump won): “Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none, and they knew there were none.” (emphasis added)

Cheney—widely regarded as the brains behind President George W. Bush’s disastrous administration—was one of the architects of the Iraq War.

President George W. Bush, right, with Vice President Dick Cheney on July 21, 2004, in Washington, DC. (Stephen Jaffe/Getty Images)

Cheney’s shortsighted hubristic foreign adventure cost America and our allies dearly in blood and treasure, not to mention the horrors his war inflicted on the Iraqi people.

A full reckoning of Dick Cheney’s misdeeds is beyond the scope of one article. (Did I mention the savage torture of Iraqi prisoners that the Bush-Cheney administration’s defense secretary approved, according to the U.S. brigadier general who ran the prison? That alone would take multiple volumes.) But let’s just consider the big lies.

First, the Bush-Cheney administration told us that Saddam Hussein had WMD. We were told that Iraq had sought to buy uranium oxide, aka yellowcake. That turned out to be totally bogus. So did all the attempts to tie Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 attacks. Yes, Saddam Hussein was an evil man, but he was no threat to the United States. And we now know that the administration also knew at the time that their WMD “intelligence” was “imprecise.” But that didn’t stop them from launching an invasion of a country that posed no threat to us.

Second, we were told by the Bush-Cheney administration that U.S. forces would be “greeted as liberators.” The invasion would be, as one giddy neocon put it, a “cakewalk.” In fact, U.S. fatalities in Iraq totaled 4,598, with another 32,000 injured.

Third, we were told by the Bush-Cheney administration, backed up by their neocon cheerleaders (most of whom happen to be the most ardent Never Trumpers), that Operation Iraqi Freedom would touch off a wave of democratization across the Middle East. Instead, it touched off a wave of sectarian fighting, suicide bombings, regional instability, civil wars, migrant crises, and a genocidal ethnic cleansing of ancient Christian communities, such that there are barely any Christians left in the region that gave birth to Christianity.

As many as 306,000 civilians and troops died in the Iraq War, and roughly three million Iraqis were displaced as refugees. The true scope of the devastation can never be known.

The presidential palace compound burns in Baghdad on March 21, 2003, during the massive U.S. air strike on the Iraqi capital. (RAMZI HAIDAR/Getty Images)

U.S. Marines pass a sign pointing the way to Baghdad as they continue their march to the Iraqi capital on March 25, 2003, in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Majed Najaf (R) carries wounded Hafez Abu Haidar, an employee at the al-Salhiya telecomunications center, after it was hit by a U.S. missile during an air raid on Baghdad on March 30, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqi families continue to leave Basra in southern Iraq, fleeing the U.S. invasion on March 30, 2003. (DAN CHUNG/Getty Images)

Smoke billowing from burning oil trenches covers Baghdad on April 2, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqis flee Baghdad on April 11, 2003, as the capital city descended into chaos with widespread looting and lawlessness, two days after U.S. troops captured the city. (ERIC FEFERBERG/Getty Images)

Members of the Fort Drum Honor Guard carry a casket of U.S. Army Spc. Mathew Boule, 22, killed in Iraq, during his funeral on April 15, 2003, in Dracut, Massachusetts. (Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images)

Members of the Old Guard stand next to the casket of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq during a burial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty Images)

A little girl sits in the grass amongst the headstones of those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Memorial Day 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Think of all the service members who died because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the veterans who came home forever scarred because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the American children who grew up without fathers or mothers because their parents were serving in a war launched because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the innocent Iraqis who watched their homes destroyed, their country plundered, and their world turned upside down all because of the lies of Dick Cheney and his mini-me George W. Bush. The fallout from their lies will be felt for generations.

But Dick Cheney wants us to believe that Donald Trump is “a greater threat to our republic” than anyone else in all our 246-year history.

Sorry, Dick Cheney. If anyone has earned that distinction, it’s you.

Rebecca Mansour is Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News. Follow her on Twitter at @RAMansour.

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Dick Cheney Tapes Ad for Daughter’s Campaign: ‘Never’ Has America Faced ‘Greater Threat’ than Donald Trump

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday rushed to the defense of his daughter’s downward-trending Republican primary campaign by releasing an ad that showed their obsession with former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is down in the polls by about 30 points and heavily predicted to lose the August 16 primary, published an ad starring her father, Dick Cheney, that did not mention her competitor, Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman, but rather focused on Trump. Dick Cheney claimed:

In our nations 246 year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He’s a coward, a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost the election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it. And deep down, I think most Republicans know it.

Dick Cheney then claimed that his daughter’s obsession with Trump is “doing what’s right” by “honoring her oath” to the Constitution “when so many in our party are too scared to do so.”

“Liz is fearless,” Dick Cheney alleged. “She never backs down from a fight. There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to ensure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office. And she will succeed.”

It is unclear how Liz Cheney retaining her House seat could block Trump from winning a potential 2024 election, but the media have contended that Liz Cheney may run for president on a third party ticket to siphon votes from the former president. Liz Cheney has stated she will make a decision about running for president in the future.

Dick Cheney is the latest rich and famous individual to come out and support his daughter’s reelection.  In recent weeks, Hollywood celebrities have endorsed Liz Cheney, and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama donors have given to her campaign. Liz Cheney has also solicited votes from Democrats to overcome her deficit polling with state Republicans.

Liz Cheney’s alliance with Democrats also extends to the partisan January 6 Committee, which has sought to investigate the January 6 incident without focusing on the alleged FBI informants at the Capitol. Liz Cheney is one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. If she loses the primary, only three impeachment Republicans would remain in office.

“Liz Cheney has lost Wyoming. Liz Cheney doesn’t live in Wyoming. She doesn’t represent us,” Hageman told Breitbart News. “She doesn’t represent our values.”

Cheney’s position against Trump and America First has not gone over well with Republicans. The Wyoming Republican Party has “excommunicated” Cheney by no longer recognizing her as a Republican. Cheney has lost the support of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Wyoming Rep. Barbara Cubin, who have endorsed Hageman.

According to PredictIt odds, Cheney has only a two percent chance on the dollar of winning. Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman is favored by 99 cents on the dollar. Polling also shows Cheney well behind Hageman, by about 30 points.

“The big story is Liz Cheney is going to get beat,” Brad Coker, managing director of the polling firm Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, said, reflecting on a primary poll released in June. “That’s a foregone conclusion.”

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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Liz Cheney Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Dick Cheney’s Reputation In Wyoming

In a desperate bid to save her seat, Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is now courting the same voters who once dragged a statue of her father through the streets of Jackson before toppling it 15 years ago.

“Without an aggressive campaign strategy to win over Democrats, it might seem like a tough sell,” Politico reported from Wyoming on Monday. “…But some Democratic voters in Jackson are embracing her. They appreciate Cheney’s work in Congress prosecuting Trump and they’re ready to switch parties to vote for her.”

The crusade to allow Democrats to hijack the statewide Republican primary in favor of a Cheney signals a sharp turn in the family’s reputation from when Liz Cheney’s vice president father represented Wyoming’s conservative voters in the House for 10 years. After enjoying decades of political popularity in the state and cultivating a family legacy, the Cheney dynasty appears poised to end as the incumbent at-large congresswoman turns to Wyoming’s liberal voters in the northwest to send her back to Washington for a fourth term.

According to a snapshot of the latest polling in the pivotal primary revealed by Axios’s Jonathan Swan, less than 2 in 5 GOP Wyoming voters reported a favorable opinion of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Nearly half, 48 percent, viewed Dick Cheney unfavorably.

Other recent polling has shown Liz Cheney herself underwater among constituents who voted for President Donald Trump in the widest margin of any state in the nation a year and a half ago.

Out of three surveys conducted in the aftermath of the 2020 election, Cheney failed to garner more than 29 percent support among likely primary voters.

Meanwhile, Cheney has remained largely absent from the state she represents as Trump-endorsed primary challenger Harriet Hageman builds grassroots support and earns endorsements from House leadership, which is rare for incumbent challengers. Last month, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that Hageman had the full encouragement of the GOP’s top brass on her crusade to oust the current congresswoman, who has undermined Democratic norms by weaponizing the lower chamber against political dissidents.

“After spending time with Harriet, it is readily apparent she will always listen and prioritize the needs of her local communities and is focused on tackling our nation’s biggest problems,” McCarthy told The Federalist in February. “I look forward to serving with Harriet for years to come.”

Just days prior to McCarthy’s primary endorsement, Cheney snubbed constituents by meeting with reporters and media executives over party activists, who are growing sour on their congresswoman as she calls them “crazies” in The New York Times.

In November, the Wyoming GOP voted no longer to recognize Cheney as a Republican. The Republican National Committee censured her for “participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse” by leading the Select Committee on Jan. 6.

While Wyoming visits were rare even before Cheney made feuding with the former Republican president a hallmark of her congressional legacy post-Jan. 6, 2021, her presence in the state has now become nearly nonexistent.

“She has shunned town halls and other voter forums in Wyoming’s overwhelmingly red counties in favor of controlled events,” Politico reported, noting that she has an upcoming event next week that will feature “pre-selected questions” answered to an audience of paid ticket holders.

Rebecca Bextel, a 41-year-old Trump supporter who is planning to attend, told the paper that the cost to see her representative is “a slap in the face.”

“We have one person representing us,” Bextel said, “and she shows up in town and it costs $10 to see her. It’s embarrassing.”


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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SCOTUS & Congress Humiliate Themselves


The Supreme Court and Congress Humiliate Themselves

By: Clarice Feldman

Two important cases came before the Supreme Court last week, and in Congress the Nancy Pelosi Reichstag Fire Revisited was being played out. In both cases these bodies deserved our disrespect for their violation of established norms and display of ignorance.

The Supreme Court

Article III, Section II of the Constitution establishes the jurisdiction (legal ability to hear a case) of the Supreme Court. The Court has original jurisdiction (a case is tried before the Court) over certain cases, e.g., suits between two or more states and/or cases involving ambassadors and other public ministers. What this means in simple terms is that with rare exceptions when the court has original jurisdiction as detailed in Section II above, the court sits as an appellate court. That means that it is not a trier of fact. It must decide the legal issues based solely on the factual record. Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of civics knows this, but apparently three justices do not, and in going beyond the scope of the trial court record, they not only exceed their constitutional role, but showed why this limitation is important. They cited purported facts which are in substantial error in a forum where there is no opportunity to really contest them as would be the case in a trial court. The question in these two cases is whether the mandates were properly issued under the Administrative Procedure Act and in accord with the agencies’ congressionally delegated powers, not the individual justices’ views on the spread of COVID-19. It was hoped that these cases would rein in administrative agency overreaching and end a period of too lax judicial oversight of their activities.

Here’s the background. The Court heard two cases respecting COVID vaccine mandates on an emergency basis and, “in an unusual move, the justices opted to fast-track the cases for oral argument on the question whether the mandates can remain in place while challenges to their legality continue in the lower courts.”

The first case, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) v. Department of Labor challenges the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate requiring all employers of at least 100 persons to submit to vaccinations or regular testing. This mandate would apply to 84 million workers. Citing a retweet by White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain referring to this mandate — which would cover most of the nation’s private work force as “work around” — that is, a way to cover everyone in the absence of congressional legislation, Chief Justice Roberts indicated that he thought the government had overreached. He asserted that COVID mitigation policies were a matter better handled by the states and Congress. Justice Neil Gorsuch seemingly endorsed this view. In the course of the discussion, Justice Stephen Breyer claimed there were “750 million new cases yesterday, or close to it, that is a lot.” (There are only 332.4 million Americans.) He also claimed that vaccines and masks would prevent 100 percent of the coronavirus infections.

[U.S. Solicitor General] Prelogar admitted that the Court had the power to use an “administrative stay,” whereupon Justice Breyer intervened:

So if we delay that one day — maybe I’m wrong, and please tell me if I am — but the numbers I read is when they issued this order, there were approximately 70-something-thousand new cases every day. And yesterday, there were close to 750,000. So if we delay it a day, if it were to have effect, then 750,000 more people will have COVID who otherwise, if we didn’t delay it, would not have. I mean, I don’t doubt the power of the Court to issue a stay, I am just saying, what are the consequences of that? And if I am wrong, you better tell me I’m wrong, because that it really did make a difference.”

Breyer is probably correct that it would make a “difference,” but not that it would prevent 750,000 new cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19.” It adds: “Getting vaccinated is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent infection by Delta or other variants.” It notes that wearing masks in indoor public spaces offers “better” protection against the spread of coronavirus, but does not say that masks prevent all possible viral transmission.

Rates of infection were 474.81 per 100,000 population among the unvaccinated as of November 2021, and 99.70 per 100,000 among the vaccinated — nearly five times smaller, though not zero. The omicron variant is thought to be more infectious.

The most idiotic statements — showing a total misunderstanding and/ or disregard for the Constitution — were by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor compared human beings to machines when commenting in favor of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100-plus employees on Friday.

Why is a human being not like a machine if it’s spewing a virus, blood-borne viruses?” Sotomayor asked Scott Keller, the attorney for National Federation of Independent Business, during an expedited Supreme Court hearing regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) coronavirus vaccine mandate.

Certainly any sentient person even lightly familiar with the Constitution could point out to her the serious flaw in her thinking.

She also falsely asserted that there were 100,000 children in “serious condition” from COVID. (HHS says the number of confirmed pediatric hospitalizations with COVID in 3,342. Maybe Sonia needs to recalibrate her computer. Or maybe she’s so anxious to expand administrative powers she can’t be bothered to learn the facts.)

The second case, Biden v. Missouri, raised a somewhat different question — whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had the right to require vaccination of more than 10 million people employees in health care facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. The lower court had enjoined this mandate and the U.S. Solicitor General argued that the mandate was needed to protect Medicare and Medicaid patients. Justice Elena Kagan’s view was that this was a reasonable measure by an agency with expertise in disease management, something Ohio’s Solicitor General contested

OSHA typically identifies a workplace danger and then regulates it,” he said.

But, here, the president decided to regulate a danger and then told OSHA to find a work-related basis for doing so,” and created “a blunderbuss rule, nationwide in scope, that requires the same thing of all covered employers, regardless of the other steps they’ve taken to protect employees, regardless of the nature of their workplaces, regardless of their employees’ risk factors, and regardless of local conditions that state and local officials are far better positioned to understand and accommodate.”

Missouri’s deputy attorney general Jesus Osete noted that in early 2020 as COVID cases soared “millions of health care workers heroically stayed at work. These same workers are now forced to choose between losing their jobs and complying with the government’s caving mandate.”

Louisiana solicitor general Elizabeth Murrill described the mandate as “an invasive, irrevocable, forced medical treatment” and “a bureaucratic power move that is unprecedented.”

Court watchers were uniformly critical of the Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor ramblings. Mark Wauck did a good job assembling the comments. My favorite is this exchange:

Hans Mahncke

There were a number of instances in recent years that opened the eyes of ordinary folks to incompetence, bias and corruption in the judiciary (e.g. Sullivan, Michael Kwan or the 131 federal judges who didn’t declare financial conflicts). But today feels like a watershed moment.

Techno Fog

It’s hard to convey the disrespect showed by Justices Sotomayor and Breyer today.

100 million Americans are affected by the Biden COVID mandates.

And these Justices showed up unprepared, inventing COVID numbers to support whatever legal conclusion they’ve already reached.

Some observers feel the HHS mandate on health care workers stands a better chance of remaining in place than the OSHA mandate, which would largely leave the matter in state hands. But the HHS directive is based on factually questionable claims since more fully vaccinated people have become infected with and are spreading the latest Omicron variant. Moreover, even were it soundly based, the agency skipped public comment, failed to consider narrow alternatives and didn’t examine the cost of the mandate — staff shortages and lower-quality care, something they would have done had they followed the normal Administrative Procedure Act.

And to those of us not born yesterday, if these sloppily crafted mandates stand, we can anticipate more and more government overreach responding to “emergencies” and justified by more and more administrative power grabs.

Even leaving vaccine mandates to the states, the downsides are evident. Washington State’s heavy snowfall has blocked every cross-state mountain pass and the State Department of Transportation estimates the roads will not be cleared until today (Sunday). A major factor compounding the difficulty of clearing this snow is that Governor Jay Inslee enforced a vaccine mandate that resulted in the firing of over 400 transportation employees, including more than 200 maintenance crew. Those who remain on the job are understandably quickly burning out on seven-day workweeks and long hours under arduous conditions. Is cutting off the two halves of the state worth enforcing this mandate? Is it, even as evidence mounts that the vaccines are of very limited efficacy in stopping the virus and its spread?

The Pelosi Psychodrama

Not far from the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her pals are trying yet again to make more of the January 6 riot than facts would warrant. She persuaded the cast of Hamilton to sing about democracy, inspiring the Wall Street Journal’s James Freemen to dub this “Capitol Riot: The Musical!

Readers probably don’t recall a 2002 congressional effort to mark the first anniversary of 9/11 with a catchy musical number from a Broadway smash hit. And perhaps that says it all about the Democrats’ Thursday production to mark one year since the Capitol riot of 2021. Two decades ago, no one had to sell the idea that America had suffered a devastating attack. Today the political appetites of incumbent Democrats require pretending that last year’s riot was an insurrection.

Ricochet joins in satirizing the Pelosi psychodrama:

Just to show what somber and solemn remembrance was called for on this day, Nancy Pelosi invited the cast of Hamilton to perform show tunes on the floor of the House. Short of squirting each other with seltzer bottles and placing whoopie cushions on every chair in the House chamber, it is impossible to imagine a more fitting commemoration of this historic day.

From January 2017 when Washington, D.C. was torn apart by thugs upset at the Trump victory through more recent BLM riots, the congressional Democrats remained silent, as shops and cars were torched, passersby assaulted, and the wrongdoers let off the hook. You may have forgotten, but I have not. Neither has Powerline.

So out of whack are the Democrats that Vice-President Kamala Harris said the January 6 riot was worse than the 9/11 or Pearl Harbor attacks on the United States. And the Democrats’ semi-official historian Doug Brinkley compared it to 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the Holocaust.

The satire site Babylon Bee suggests in that case that the 9/11 memorial be replaced with a statue of Pelosi’s podium to commemorate the January 6 riot. Not many are buying this nonsense, though. A recent survey indicates that the majority of us think that it was not an insurrection (something the government hasn’t even charged) but a three-hour riot that got out of hand. Perhaps if the Democrats had some winning policies, they could stop concentrating on Donald J. Trump, whose popular support today far surpasses that of the President, Vice-President and Nancy Pelosi. The Pelosi psychodrama, however, has one winner. Former vice-president Dick Cheney, who showed up to support his turncoat daughter Liz, suddenly ceased being war criminal “Darth Cheney” to the left and is now a hero to them.

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The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)

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