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Title: Clyburn Brazenly Admits What We Suspected: Dems Using COVID To Change America To Fit Their Vision
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/clyb ... m_content=conservative-tribune
Published: Mar 23, 2020
Author: Ben Marquis
Post Date: 2020-03-24 19:25:32 by BTP Holdings
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Clyburn Brazenly Admits What We Suspected: Dems Using COVID To Change America To Fit Their Vision

Dem. Majority Whip Admits Chilling Plan for COVID

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By Ben Marquis

Published March 23, 2020 at 3:27pm

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed a purely partisan grenade into the Senate and utterly destroyed a bipartisan legislative package intended to provide desperately needed economic relief to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Both Republican and Democratic senators had spent several days negotiating a nearly $2 trillion package that would provide financial assistance to workers, small businesses, large corporations and certain industries hit particularly hard by the economic shutdown in response to the public health crisis.

Then Pelosi showed up and declared the package not good enough while touting a number of demands that, at best, were only tangentially related to the coronavirus issue, which prompted Senate Democrats to essentially scuttle the whole thing on Sunday afternoon.

In retrospect, however, we all should have seen this coming, based on a rather telling comment days earlier from one of the California Democrat’s top allies in the House.

The Hill reported that, on Thursday, House Democrats held a conference call to discuss both the efforts in the Senate to construct a coronavirus fiscal relief package as well as ideas for a package of their own for the same alleged purpose.

Based on what was reportedly discussed during that call, however, it was clear that House Democrats viewed the current moment as an opportunity worth seizing to try and push through some of their preferred policies. Some of those policies had little or no bearing whatsoever on providing economic relief to laid-off workers, small businesses on the brink of closure, or large corporations struggling to avoid bankruptcy.

In fact, it was House Majority Whip James Clyburn, third in line among House Democratic leadership, who gave the whole game away with one single comment.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” the South Carolina Democrat reportedly told his fellow Democratic lawmakers during the conference call.

That remark from Clyburn bears a strong resemblance to an infamous quote attributed to former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who once quipped in 2008, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

In other words, exploiting the opportunity presented by a crisis — when the political opposition is certainly more inclined to compromise in order to address an emergency — to press forward with certain agenda items and policy prescriptions that otherwise would be non-starters or be bogged down by debate.

Getting back to Clyburn’s comment and the report from The Hill, a number of proposals put forward by Democrats in that conference call were mentioned. Some were related to providing economic relief amid the growing financial crisis, while others were merely priority items on the Democratic wish list that had nothing to do with dealing with a global pandemic or saving the nation’s economy from an impending depression.

Clyburn himself suggested that the current crisis would be a great time to legislatively provide for 100 percent broadband internet coverage for the entirety of the United States. He used the fact that schools across the nation are currently shut down for weeks, if not months, and students were being forced to continue their schooling online from home as the reasoning behind his suggestion.

Providing broadband coverage and reliable internet access to everyone across the nation is something worthy of consideration — but is it really a crucial item that must be included in an emergency funding bill intended to keep the nation’s economy afloat until the current public health crisis subsides?

Other provisions mentioned by other Democrats in the conference call included things like infrastructure spending, expanding Social Security benefits, election security issues, environmental concerns, limits or requirements attached to any “bailouts” of large corporations, unionized labor demands, and other things that weren’t directly related to immediate economic stimulus.

Around the same time as the conference call, no doubt aware of what his Democratic colleagues were intending to do, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had flatly warned, “Anything that doesn’t address that pandemic, it seems to me, should not be considered.”

For a few days, it seemed like McConnell’s Democratic colleagues took the hint and engaged in reportedly productive negotiations that appeared to be on the verge of success on Sunday — until Pelosi showed up and jammed a partisan wrench into the delicate workings of the deal.

Now, as potentially millions of workers are facing unemployment, tens of thousands of small and large businesses are on the brink, and the markets are in free-fall, Congress is at an utter standstill because Democrats like Clyburn and Pelosi wanted to take advantage of the “opportunity” provided by coronavirus to push their partisan agenda on the American people.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Democommies consider themselves persons of great compassion, no less. Pelousy would chop her own grandfather up on natl TV if she tho't it would grab her more power!

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-03-24   22:12:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: NeoconsNailed (#1)

Democommies consider themselves persons of great compassion

What would us ignorant engineers, software developers, scientists, entrepreneurs, managers, craftsmen, homeowners, taxpayers, cab drivers, and the otherwise fully employable do without her fucking clown-tear wisdom?

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-03-24   22:19:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: All (#2)

Nancy Pelosi is the Tammy Faye Bakker of the Temple of SNAP.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-03-24   22:23:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Dakmar (#2)

We could do some real living, that's for sure. I wish somebody'd throw acid in her face -- after all it's that kind of behavior she works day and night to import from the turd world. And without her looks, which pass for good on a miniature TV seen from 50 paces, I think her monstrous ego and drive to conquer would shrink to nothing.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-03-24   22:23:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: NeoconsNailed (#4)

A little drastic don't you think? Let's try water first, it worked for Dorothy. :)

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-03-24   22:25:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Dakmar (#5)

Sure -- when 'immigrants' and 'antifa' stop their acid attacks.

I was wondering when we were going to be rid of Clyburn -- the wretch is older than water. But he's only 80, so we're stuck with him another 10-15 years!

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-03-24   22:57:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Dakmar, NN, 4um (#5)

A little drastic don't you think? Let's try water first, it worked for Dorothy.

BwaHAHAHAHA!

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-03-25   11:31:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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