Inside the Device: ‘Biden’s Dystopian Disinformation Board’
NEWS AND NOTICES:
So President BidenThe White House is setting up a Disinformation Governance Council, which has sparked some concern among those who believe such an entity will compromise American freedom. Now what?
Rachel Bovardsenior tech columnist for The Federalist, has advice in a column titled “How Republican Senators Can Fund Biden’s Dystopian Disinformation Council.”
“The most powerful weapon available to the legislator is the power of the wallet. Agencies cannot execute their directives or launch their programs without first authorizing the money to do so from Congress. House Republicans are reportedly already drafting legislation to fund the formation and maintenance of this disinformation council. But their efforts are unlikely to gain self-sustaining traction in a Democratic-controlled House,” Ms. Bovard wrote.
“Senators, however, have many more options. Regardless of the majority party, each senator has the power to have the body vote on any proposal they choose,” she continued.
“Senators can bypass the committee process under Rule 14 of the Rules of the Senate and place legislation directly on the Senate calendar, where they can then proceed to procedure. Provided there are no other unfinished business, this motion – known as a motion to proceed – is automatically put in abeyance before the Senate and requires the Senate to vote. Unless a closure is filed, the vote is considered at a threshold of 51 votes,” said Ms. Bovard.
“In other words, Republican senators have an option that their House colleagues don’t. They can hold every senator to account for the Biden administration’s efforts to control the Department of Homeland Security’s speech” , she said.
NOW THERE IS A THOUGHT
“Whenever the federal government says something like, ‘Our work does not infringe on free speech, civil rights, or civil liberties,’ I immediately fear for free speech, civil rights, and civil liberties,” said Adam Guillettepresident of Accuracy in Media, a meticulous press watchdog.
“The government has spent the better part of two years showing us how incapable it is of fighting a pandemic, managing monetary policy and dealing with violent rioters. They should focus on doing less, not more,” Guillette advised in a statement shared with Inside the Beltway.
A BOOK OF NOTES
A new book from the Washington Times columnist and online opinion editor Cheryl K. Chumley arrives Tuesday with a topical headline: “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan to Take Away Your Freedom.”
He’s already won accolades from a cross section of admirers – including Cal Thomas, steve bannonRep. jody hice, Republican of Georgia; the Rev. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; talk radio host Michael Sauvage; and presidential historian Craig Shirley.
Cheryl Chumley’s “Lockdown” exposes the truth about the left’s exploitation of COVID-19 and the dangers of big government. This book is an important tool for all Americans to defend their liberty and their God-given freedoms,” noted Newt Gingrichin his comment.
Newsmax Host Chris Salcedo writes the foreword.
Publisher Humanix Books warns ahead of time that “drawing on her aggressive reporting style,” Cheryl K. Chumley explains how the radical left is using pandemic politics as a model to increase controls over citizens’ lives as they are building a one-party, socialist state in America.
This is the author’s fourth book.
NO OPERATIONAL CONTROL
Republicans took cryptic note of an appearance by the Homeland Security Secretary Alexander Mayorkas on “Fox News Sunday”.
“He claimed the Biden administration had ‘operational control’ of the border and had ‘effectively managed’ the Biden border crisis. Then Mayorkas casually admitted that 1.4 million illegal immigrants escaped or were released into the United States under President Biden,” Noted tommy Pigotdirector of the Republican National Committee’s rapid response, in a written statement.
But “1.4 million illegal immigrants have escaped or been released into the United States, this is not ‘operational control’ of the border. Local leaders in border communities have been saying this for months,” Pigott said.
“If Biden and his administration continue to deny reality, they should step aside and let someone take charge who will actually secure the border,” he concluded.
AND ON THESE STUDENT LOANS
“His popularity is declining, President Joe Biden uses the oldest trick in the book to bring voters back into the Democratic fold: don’t win their future votes, buy them. And that’s exactly what Biden is doing with his $1 trillion plan to ‘forgive’ student loans,” notes the Issues & Answers editorial board in a commentary published Monday.
“If we’re going to give students a break, why not also cancel the credit card debt or mortgages of plumbers, construction workers, grocery clerks and others in the blue-collar sector?” Don’t they deserve forgiveness? After all, they fix your broken pipes, build your houses, pack your goods and pay their taxes, all without giving you a sufficient lecture on critical race theory or asking you to ‘check your privilege,’” the comment advised. .
“Worse still, this is all planned by Biden on the alleged authority of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which is largely responsible for skyrocketing college costs. But, like Power Line Jean Hinderaker (a lawyer himself) points out that nowhere in this landmark law does it give the government the power to cancel debts. What Biden is proposing is, as Hinderaker rightly puts it, “patently unlawful action for the purpose of vote buying,” the commentary notes.
SURVEY OF THE DAY
• 50% of American adults trust the Republican Party to “do a better job” with the economy, 36% trust the Democratic Party, 10% trust neither, 2% trust both, 3% neither have no opinion.
• 50% trust the GOP on inflation, 31% trust the Democrats, 12% trust neither, 1% trust both, 6% have no opinion.
• 47% trust the GOP on crime; 35% trust Democrats, 11% trust neither, 3% trust both, 5% have no opinion.
• 43% trust the GOP on immigration; 40% trust Democrats, 13% trust neither, 2% trust both, 3% have no opinion.
• 39% trust the GOP when it comes to education and schools; 47% trust Democrats, 10% trust neither, 1% trust both, 3% have no opinion.
SOURCE: An ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,004 American adults conducted April 24-28.
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