By Diane Scherff
As a female Broadcast and Journalism college graduate, former senior executive and conservative leader, I should be content with the Democrat Party’s female choice for Vice President, or at least as a woman, enjoy the imprimatur of a potential female candidate. Unfortunately, my bond with conservatism and patriotism outshines my partnership with sisterhood. Alas, choosing Kamala Harris to run on this ticket, although not surprising, doesn’t really matter as she is just another deep state puppet albeit one from Jamaica with long brown hair
What if this was the plan from the beginning? What if the deep state knew all along that Harris would be their choice to continue their dastardly plan of stripping away our American values even though she fared poorly in the debates and Biden became the presidential puppet? Since basement Biden’s senility has kept him underground (not COVID), and Harris may not do well on the campaign trail, they can continue the charade of a non-debate campaign and, in their eyes, win the election from the zoom screen (and stolen votes). But just in case, they need to create a bubble around her faux reputation, so the media has been schooled on how to represent Ms Harris with explicit “rules of engagement.”
The media is already in bed with the Democratic Party but a memo was sent anyway to the major media companies by an organized group of hard-core female, deep-state liberalites demanding special treatment of their gal pal. Yes, that’s correct. According to an article in the Washington Times, these pretentious women advocates have sent a warning that “any criticism of the expected woman (Harris) will be considered racist and sexist…there should be second and even third thoughts about any criticism of Mr. Biden’s VP pick.”
These pious women of the night being used to create a barrier for the Democrat’s female VP contender are none other than “Democratic operatives like Valerie Jarrett (the Obama associate and surrogate for the Biden campaign), multiple individuals associated with Planned Parenthood, Hilary Rosen (a longtime Hillary Clinton operative), and representatives from other Democratic and liberal entities like Emily’s List and NARAL.” How dare this loosely held together group of liberals have the audacity to create another double standard for Democratic women?
I have been the victim of sexism in the workplace and organizations too many times to count and realize the importance of curtailing the issue, but it must be for all. The media has been insulting and criticizing the current White House power horses since President Trump came into office. Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Sanders have been raked over liberal coals for years and continue to get away with their sexist remarks, yet there isn’t a memo out there that would include these powerful women in their decree…because they aren’t Democrats.
Along with sexism and racism, the memo prohibits any use of derogatory language or representation of “inadequate leadership” characteristics for the VP pick and/or showing anger, because frustration can be a sign of weakness. Yet, look at some of our liberal Mayors who are currently engrossed in a bucketful of “inadequate leadership” causing cities like Seattle and Chicago to literally fall apart under their watch…women can be awful leaders…just look at Hillary Clinton.
The bottom line is this: the memo threatens swift punishment for any outlet that uses critical or “unfair coverage” subject to their definition of racism and/or sexism and other named monikers. According to the Washington Times, they add fuel to the fire by mentioning George Floyd’s situation, “Our country — and your newsrooms — have learned a lot since the [death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody] and the subsequent protests for racial equality that his death spurred … We know from public reporting that many of your newsrooms had internal conversations about your coverage, your diversity and your editorial judgments.” The suggestion of George Floyd and the chaos it has spurred is a direct threat to the media that they will be next if they do not concur.
This deceitful and pompous declaration of protection for subpar female leaders has set us back to almost pre-female suffrage days. Women, of any color, who are qualified to run for office, should be able to do so but under the same scrutiny and investigation as the rest. There should not be special treatment for one political party or another. But of course, we know that the deep state characters are all about having their way, not the right way.
By Robert Blau
President Trump has triggered the left and the media by responding to a story, mostly fake, about carving his likeness into Mt. Rushmore by tweeting: “Sounds like a good idea to me.” With the news cycle gone onto something else, we are left with the question: “How does President Trump compare to the Rushmore Four and to other great presidents?” A related question would be. “By what criteria are presidents ranked from best to worst?
From the White House
Canceling school hurts low-income and minority families the most
President Trump welcomed a group of teachers, parents, and physicians to the White House today to discuss how best to get American children back to school safely this fall.
Kellyanne Conway: 65 percent of parents worry kids will fall behind
Half of low-income families and 42 percent of families of color lack sufficient devices at home to access distance learning. Nearly 30 million American students rely on schools for free or reduced-cost meals, and more than 70 percent of children receiving mental health services do so at school.
Closed schools put vulnerable students and families at risk. When the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its call to safely reopen schools this fall, it explained that in-person school helps reduce children’s risk of abuse, drug addiction, and suicide.
The CDC has recognized that it is a public health priority to return students to in-person learning, and it has released guidelines to help communities do just that. “We are working literally day in and day out with governors and state education leaders to find a way that we can safely reopen our schools,” Vice President Pence said.
The bottom line: Keeping our schools shut down would do more harm than good.
“I thought digital learning was the future, but we have learned through this COVID crisis that we haven’t got digital learning to the point where you can really engage young people,” Dr. Paul Peterson told President Trump today.
Dr. Peterson: “They’ve got to be in that classroom.”
President Trump wants to ensure that students, parents, and communities have the support they need to educate children safely this fall. He has called on Congress to provide more than $100 billion in education funding as part of the next Coronavirus relief package, $70 billion of which will go directly to helping K-12 schools remain open.
If schools don’t reopen in certain states or communities, funding should go directly to students, allowing parents to explore other options such as private, charter, religious, or home schooling to educate their kids.
“If the school is closed, why are we paying the school?” President Trump asked. “I’d rather give it to the student or the parents.”
Fortunately, the case for reopening is backed by science. There is an extremely small risk of serious illness to children from the Coronavirus. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics study, “children are at far greater risk of critical illness from influenza than COVID-19.”
While vulnerable populations in schools must be protected, most K-12 teachers are relatively young. The median age for these educators is 41, and over 90 percent are under the age of 60. For people under 60, Coronavirus fatality rates are so low that they are less than or equal to those associated with the seasonal flu.
“The science is so clear that the risk of death or hospitalization for children with this virus is so, so low,” said Dr. Melanie McGraw Piasecki, a mother of three. “But we know the risks of missing school are catastrophic. We probably don’t even know how high they are yet.”
Shutting down schools is not the answer. A safe reopening that follows public health guidance is.
President Trump: “I would like the money to follow the student.”