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Democrats love to tell us how much they want to protect the elderly and others with weaker immune systems from COVID-19. But leftist superstar Andrew Cuomo showed on Monday that those words are hollow. Meaningless.

Cuomo announced that he plans to give vaccine distribution priority not to the elderly — but to drug addicts. According to Cuomo, vaccines should be pushed to facilities run by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

“These are congregate facilities. Congregate facilities are problematic. That’s where you have a lot of people in concentration,” he says. His logic (if it can be called that) is that while “nursing homes are obviously the most problematic because they’re congregate plus older, vulnerable people,” OASAS drug facilities are “congregate — not necessarily older — but congregate facilities.”

Though New York distributed vaccines to elderly people living in nursing homes last week, those who aren’t in that situation will be forgotten as drug addicts receive priority.

New York state Rep. Elise Stefanik called Cuomo’s plan an “absolute disgrace” and labeled him the “worst governor in America” because of this ridiculous decision.

“This time prioritizing vaccines for drug addicts over tens of thousands of seniors who have been homebound since the start of the pandemic. An absolute disgrace,” she correctly says.

It’s unclear where Cuomo got the idea that this was a good decision. But it’s not the first time recently he has shown disdain for the elderly. Cuomo was recently busted lying about admitting 6,326 COVID-positive people to nursing home facilities. In fact, he issued a mandate requiring nursing homes to accept readmission of COVID-positive residents from hospitals.

It’s clear that Governor Cuomo will go down in history as one of the most irresponsible leaders to ever be in charge of any state. But Democrats? They will continue to praise him.

Democrats have been fighting tooth and nail against supplying Americans with any meaningful stimulus payment to help them weather this pandemic. But finally, in a late Christmas miracle, House Democrats caved and endorsed President Donald Trump’s plan to give each American a stocking stuffer of $2,000.

On Monday, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives did something shocking — they backed one of President Trump’s plans. The 275-134 vote increased the stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 — a much-needed boon as the Coronavirus ravages our economy. The vote came after President Trump criticized Democrats for refusing to give the American people what an overwhelming percentage demand.

While many members of the House were not in Washington, proxy voting allowed the vote to happen. Democrats have spent months bickering and refusing to play ball with Republicans, who have dutifully attempted to pass something that would help the American people. After Democrats’ gamesplaying resulted in months of delays and an initially tiny stimulus, President Trump put his foot down and vetoed the bill. Now, thanks to his adamance in support of Americans, the bill moves on to the Senate.

President Trump echoed Americans’ sentiments on Tuesday morning with another call for a $2,000 stimulus. “Give the people $2000, not $600,” he said. “They have suffered enough!”

It’s unclear what will happen — if Americans will get the $2,000 stimulus — but Republicans control the Senate. This means there is hope that something will truly be accomplished to help hardworking Americans weather this disaster.

Democrats rushed the National Defense Authorization Act to the table pretty quickly. And since they chose to do so while also refusing to let anyone read it until just before the vote, many wondered what was in it — and why they didn’t want people to read it. President Trump is expected to veto the spending bill for many reasons, but he now has a huge one.

Fearing that the President may invoke the Insurrection Act to deal with any rioting that might happen if Democrat groups decide they are unhappy with anything that happens between now and the day Joe Biden becomes the next President. Distracting Americans with a paltry $600 stimulus payment — $1,400 less than President Trump wants — Democrats hid a provision in the bill that would nullify Donald Trump’s use of the insurrection act. This has traditionally existed in case the military must be deployed on American soil to quell dissent. The NDAA, if the President signs it, will force him to seek Congressional approval before invoking the Insurrection Act.

The NDAA is a mess. It includes massive gifts to foreign nations at a time when the United States is suffering — including money for gender studies and other useless things. The goal here isn’t to fund our nation. It’s not to do anything for Americans. The NDAA was written in a way that it is nothing but a slap in the face to Donald Trump. It is, at best, political gamesplaying when lawmakers should be coming together to help small businesses and average, everyday Americans who are suffering. But Democrats can’t be trusted to do anything that is for the good of the country.

The next four years with Joe Biden at the helm may completely wreck the ship we’re all on. It will be a terrifying time for America.

Democrats have no shame. They’re fine with giving Americans a paltry $600 each to weather the economic disaster their policies have created during the COVID-19 pandemic. But sending boatloads of cash overseas? That’s apparently a good idea according to the Left.

The $2.3 trillion, almost-6,000=page spending bill to find the government was posted online jut hours before Nancy Pelosi announced a House vote would be held. “Just another bill we have to pass before the American people discover all the goodies that special interests jammed into it over the past week,” Rep. Andy Biggs wrote on Twitter.

There are billions and billions of reasons Democrats didn’t want Americans to see this bill before a vote was held. The Left has been reticent to help American, as we saw when they fought against stimulus payments, small business aid, and other measures to stem the decline caused by lockdowns and other harmful measures allegedly intended to stop the spread of the virus. What are Americans getting for their tax dollars?

The bill includes almost $170 million in aid to Vietnam, money to  “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment,” and about $200 million to Bangladesh. It includes $453 million “for assistance for Ukraine” and another $132 million “for assistance for Georgia” — that’s the country, not the state. Democrats are giving $33 million to Venezuela and billions more to other countries — including a half-billion to South American nations to “address key factors that contribute to the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States.”

Six GOP Senators voted against this waste of money, proving that “America First” means something to them. They are Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rick Scott of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

While the COVID relief portion includes some small business loans, jobless benefits, and a meager $600 payment, this is meaningless to Americans Democrats have driven out of their homes and businesses with their failed pandemic policies and lockdowns.

Concerns that Democrats would use the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of control seem to be justified as many have taken extreme measures to “lock down” their states. These lockdowns have harmed kids’ ability to learn in a school environment, irreparably damaged small businesses, caused suicides to skyrocket, and more. Now, Oregon’s Democrat governor, Katie Brown, has announced that she intends to keep her state cowering in fear all the way until March.

Oregon’s lockdowns were scheduled to end on January 2. But according to Brown, that wasn’t enough time for the residents and their businesses to suffer. Citing the “darkest days of this pandemic,” Brown extended the lockdown more than 60 days to March 3. And Brown is serious about this lockdown. Previously, she has encouraged Nazi-style “report your neighbor” initiatives:

“As we near 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, and with hospitals and health care workers stretched to their limits, there is no doubt that COVID-19 continues to pose a public health threat,” Brown says in a press release. “We continue to lose too many Oregonians to this deadly disease, including over 100 reported deaths in the last two days.” Brown urges Oregonians to continue wearing masks everywhere they go, to avoid spending time with family and friends, and to “drive down COVID-19 infections and save lives.”

 “The state of emergency declaration is the legal underpinning for the executive orders the Governor has issued to keep Oregonians healthy and safe throughout this crisis, including her orders concerning the risk level framework that establishes essential health and safety protections for Oregon, as well as orders around childcare, schools, and higher education operations,” the press release says. “Extending the state of emergency declaration allows those orders to stay in effect.”

How long will these “temporary” lockdowns continue? If Democrats have their way, they will likely last forever. Certainly, Brown is not yet willing to remove her boot from the necks of Oregonians just yet — and there is no indication that any Democrats feel differently from her.

Joe Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, showed her true colors after the election was over. While Biden and his allies talk about unifying the country regardless of ideology, Biden’s designated White House deputy chief of staff showed that all that talk during the 2020 campaign was, as Biden would say, a bunch of “malarkey.”

“In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’” O’Malley Dillon said in a recent interview with Glamour Magazine. “I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f*ckers,” she added. “Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that.”

O’Malley Dillon later tried walking about her remarks, saying she “probably could have chosen better” words to use when insulting half the country. “The point that I was really making,” she says, “is an incredibly important point. And that really is about the president-elect and why he was supported by over 81 million people, and what they were looking for.” Despite her attacks, she says that she is behind the President-Elect’s “belief that we can get things done, and we can get them done if we come together.”

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pointed out the hypocrisy in this attack, lashing out at Biden’s hypocrite of a campaign manager via Twitter. “She can try to walk back, but this says volumes about her boss who calls for ‘unity’ while shouting that we are ‘assaulting democracy’,” McEnany says. “They think we are deplorable, irredeemable ‘F***ers’. SICK.”

Democrats constantly talk about unifying the country, but every single time they show their hypocrisy. When they speak of “coming together,” they don’t mean with you or me or any conservative. They mean with each other, in a society that excludes those who don’t agree with their warped viewpoints on how society should work.

With Twitter actively stifling the President’s tweets, slapping “warning” labels on them and even “inadvertently” prevented Americans from interacting with Donald Trump’s tweets, many are wondering what happens after he leaves office. These blatant attacks began to appear leading up to the election as Twitter attempted to, and likely did, interfere with the election results by painting the President in a false and negative light. It’s clear that the President is barely welcome on the platform, but is Twitter banning President Trump after the election?

President Trump has spoken out many times about Twitter and other platforms’ ability to interfere in the election, encouraging lawmakers to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields them from legal responsibility for falsities their users post on various platforms like Twitter.

Section 230 allows liberals to lie about the President and limits his recourse against Twitter, which allows them to run rampant. In fact, the platform encourages the behavior by “disputing” seemingly everything the President says.

Twitter has not indicated if it will go so far as to ban the President — though the platform has done pretty much everything else imaginable to attack him. The tech company says that he will lose world leader starus exemptions from Twitter policies on January 20. This means he can be banned. The company seems to be leaning in that direction, warning that he can be removed from the platform if he pushes “conspiracy theories.”

At this point, it is clear that Twitter is dedicated to censoring conservatives. Whether they are banning the New York Post for exposing Hunter Biden or banning conservatives for expressing non-liberal viewpoints, Twitter’s actions indicate that come noon on January 20, Trump’s time on the platform will soon be over. It’s no wonder conservatives are flocking to alternative social media sites.

It’s a confusing world. Now, you have to navigate which pronouns someone prefers or whether they consider themselves a man or a woman. All around the country, transgender women like Cece Telfer, who previously competed as a man yet won the NCAA women’s track national championship in 2019, are disrupting the integrity of women’s sports. While most Democrats are OK with this, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has stepped up to keep men from participating in women’s sports.

Gabbard has introduced the Protect Women’s Sports Act alongside Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin. The bill aims to take federal funds away from schools that allow boys and men to compete in women’s sports events in an effort to create “a level playing field.”

Telfer isn’t the only transgender athlete to shake things up in women’s sports. The NCAA allows transgender women to compete after they have completed a year of testosterone suppression treatment but doesn’t set upper limits on testosterone levels following the treatment. The International Olympic Committee allows transgender women to compete in women’s events if their blood testosterone levels have been under 10 nanomoles per liter for a minimum of a year. For reference, a premenopausal woman’s testosterone levels are generally around 1.7 nanomoles per liter. This is a massive difference.

But testosterone isn’t the only factor to consider. Men typically have larger bone structures, better long capacity, and other distinct advantages. Gabbard says that “It’s a fact, biological males hold a physical advantage over biological females when it comes to sports.” It’s that science that Gabbard says compelled her to cross the aisle to protect the integrity of women’s sports.

Though Democrats are attacking her for alleged hatred of the LGBTQ community, the fact is that men can not compete on a level playing field with women no matter how much testosterone they suppress.

Tulsi has always been one of the more reasonable people on the Left. Gabbard was the only Democrat to not vote for impeachment in the sham attempt to force Donald Trump from office. “I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country,” she said at the time.

It’s unclear how much support Gabbard’s bill will receive, but it’s good that some on the Left are still sane.

Joe Biden’s main Primary opponent has spoken out, and Democrats are not going to like what he has to say about who really is holding up COVID-19 aid to the American people. Though Democrats’ narrative says that Republicans are depriving Americans of a COVID relief package, Sanders says that is not the case at all.

Sanders told CNN host Jake Tapper on Monday that Democrats are playing games with the stimulus, refusing to get behind a $1.8 trillion proposal from President Trump yet supporting a smaller, $908 billion package. Asked whether it was a mistake for Democrats to refuse to work with President Trump, Sanders was very clear where he stands on the issue: “That’s right. … That’s what I’m saying.”

However, the former presidential candidate has issues with the current plan too. “What we need is a compromise,” Sanders said. “I know I can’t get everything that I want. But this bill really is not a compromise.” According to Sanders, it “gives the Republicans almost everything that they wanted.”

But what Republicans want isn’t exactly unreasonable. The bill will give small businesses $300 billion in funding through the Paycheck Protection Program. It will also provide $240 billion in aid for state and local governments, $300 billion to increase unemployment benefits, and more. While there is no stimulus check, this bill will provide immeasurable help to the American people — especially small business owners.

“Democrats talked about over $3 trillion in new money to help working families in this country, so I don’t think this is much of a compromise,” Sanders told CNN, noting that the bill is missing direct payments to Americans. “I think we have got to do a lot better and negotiate a lot harder.”

Sanders says his ideal proposal would include $1,200 for adults and $500 for children. “We don’t have it and I’m going to fight to see we get that included,” he says.” Whether or not Sanders likes the current proposal, he agrees that Democrats’ gamesplaying is bad for America. And unfortunately, we may see four years of it with Joe Biden as President.