After the midterm elections produced a new, GOP-led House of Representatives, it was highly likely that President Biden’s economic agenda – Bernie Sanders’ list of higher taxes and radicalized choices for key regulatory positions – would be moderated by a unified Republican force. majority in the House.
A clown show with the simple task of electing Speaker of the House actually prompts Sleepy Joe to double down on his socialist remake of the US economy, I’m told.
If the stakes weren’t so high, the whole spectacle would make for a great Broadway comedy. A recession is looming and corporate America is cutting jobs. When the economy isn’t busy burning itself out, only the GOP is in desperate need of growth policies that can move forward and hope to move forward.
After 14 failed ballots, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy narrowly won the speakership on the 15th, after four days of heated debate among Republicans that included a near-physical confrontation on the House floor. won.
McCarthy has been the GOP minority leader in the House for the past four years, but that hasn’t done him much good in unifying his party and getting votes without fanfare.
OK, it’s not perfect.
It is also not an AOC. Check his fundraising record and how he votes on most issues and you’ll see a pretty conservative member, albeit with some blind spots.
But the lunatics in the Republican Party want perfection—which is by no means perfect. (Do a Google search on Matt Gaetz.)
As McCarthy folds, the Biden administration conspires.
First, Wall Streeters with ties to the White House tell me the Bidenites have no plan to moderate their economic progressivism, because why would they capitulate directly to the bulletproof GOP mob — and they are shooting at each other.
Second, there are signs that the Bidenites are doubling down on turning the U.S. economy into something Saul Alinsky would love and Ronald Reagan wouldn’t recognize.
The best news came Tuesday night, according to some of my sources, when the White House renominated Gigi Sonny to the Federal Communications Commission.
Yes, I know the House does not approve of such appointments. That’s the job of the Senate, where the Democrats have a one-vote majority given the other GOP clown machine, which consists of upper house nominees who somehow got through the primaries by kissing Donald Trump’s ring and God knows what else. .
But Sohn’s re-emergence is a sign that the Biden administration sees the GOP as a weak, disjointed challenger, a small domestic party to become a serious opposition party in the next and possibly final two years of Sleepy Joe’s presidency. focused on conflicts.
To sum it up: Sohn is an extremely smart academic and an extremely aggressive advocate for progressive left-wing causes as they pertain to the telecommunications industry. His nomination comes after he failed to garner enough Democratic votes in the Senate last session — because he was so radical that Joe Manchin and other moderate Dems feared he would be in control of the Senate during an election year. .
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The FCC regulates a large and important part of the American economy: media and telecommunications and technology – the most engines of growth in the modern era. Sohn wants to turn it into a progressive paradise.
Among his top hits: He called Fox News, where I work, a “state-sponsored propaganda outlet” and further hinted that any other network that attracts conservative voices in its programming should be stripped of its license to operate.
He worked for an economic and social advocacy group funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros and wants to push for legal neutrality, which treats telecom companies as regulated utilities under the control of central planners.
He is so immersed in left-wing politics that he even tweeted in favor of the police abolition movement. (He may be the only FCC nominee opposed by the National Fraternal Order of Police.)
As a board member of a broadcaster called Locast, he tried to use a supposed loophole in copyright laws to pirate the cable signals of the major carriers, providing free programming to people who couldn’t afford cable. until the judge shuts it down.
A few clever dems
You get the picture. What I mentioned above was enough to get a handful of smart Dems to agree to run him during the last election cycle. Hell, as I reported on Fox Business, the Biden administration launched a secret search for his replacement at some point last year.
But he’s back because the GOP has failed to pass the Senate and because of the partisan divide in the House, the White House hopes Manchin & Co. can do Soros’s job to help Soros and his ilk. Burn down capitalism while the GOP’s Neros play.