In today’s volatile headlines, while the Democrats are screaming that Trump is “mentally unstable” and the Republicans are shouting that “Shifty Schiff” is undermining the rule of law, it’s important to remain focused on the real issues that are purposefully being sublimated by the Fake News Media on behalf of the Deep State, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Hollywood Establishment, and the Globalist Cabal.
A quick online jaunt to https://www.house.gov/legislative-activity and it’s relatively easy to see how much of the House of Representatives day-to-day schedule is being eaten up by the Left’s activist-driven agenda. For instance, while it is a noble pursuit to lessen the impact that tobacco and tobacco products have on America’s youth, is there really a necessity for, not one, or two, but three committees in the House to be spending an entire day’s hearing on this issue. The Committees on Appropriations, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce are devoting today’s hearing schedules to this issue. Granted, of the three committees, Appropriations is actually tackling a policy and program review of the Food and Nutrition Services, as well as the NASA-proposed lunar landing, but the point is that there are so many other more pressing issues that these committees could be focused on that would directly impact the economic health of both the country and the citizenry.
One of these hearings undertaken by the Committee on House Administration is on House Bill 4617 “Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act” or SHIELD Act. All frivolous Marvel Comics references aside, this bill, written and introduced by Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), is not actually designed to be a legitimate piece of legislation that will attempt to keep our elections protected from “interference” by outside forces. This is a deliberate and carefully orchestrated attempt by Representative Lofgren to mislead the public by continuing to shore up a collapsed and asinine Russia-Collusion narrative that has been perpetuated by the Fake News Media for over three years. With the help of their allies in the Swamp, the mainstream DNC enablers have managed to look past all the legally arrived-at conclusions regarding this lie and have deceitfully acted as if the Mueller Report was never delivered to Congress.
In an effort to prove this point, let’s take a stroll into the legislative history of Rep. Lofgren to gain a larger perspective on just how deluded these lawmakers are and how far they’ll go in order to literally throw a man in prison (if they can) who committed one of the most heinous crimes known to the DC elite: he won an election without THEIR permission or endorsement.
Suffice it to say that she has very little interest in those issues other than to stand in 100% diametric opposition to Donald Trump, his policies, Republicans, and anyone else who is even in the satellite orbit of the president.
Zoe Lofgren was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1995, representing the 19th District of California, out of San Jose. You could not elect a more Progressive Left candidate than if you elected Kathy Griffin or Don Lemon to office. Her achievements in these circles are voluminous, but there is a marked and profound emphasis on issues that affect the rights of illegal aliens, LBGTQIA issues, animal rights, climate change, and…the renaming of post offices? Yes, it’s true. Rep. Lofgren has a pronounced symbiotic relationship with those who feel that the renaming of post offices rates right up there with national security, terror, economic vibrancy, and governmental oversight on spending. Suffice it to say that she has very little interest in those issues other than to stand in 100% diametric opposition to Donald Trump, his policies, Republicans, and anyone else who is even in the satellite orbit of the president.
A quick perusal of Lofgren’s interests since December of 2016 (one month after Donald Trump won the election and one month before his Inauguration) it is easy to track this representative’s privation of deep bipartisan efforts to get things done. As a matter of record, Lofgren has been prolific in being involved in hearings and votes for many hundreds of bills, however her focus on all things Donald Trump, particularly when it comes to certain issues of competency of office, racism, climate change denial, and gun confiscation is of definite note.
An addendum has been attached to this article which lists several categories of bills that Lofgren was notably happy to support. Note that nearly 100% of these bills that she co-sponsored were written by Democrats. While this is a normal process, it should be understood that Lofgren bleeds a pure blue for the party and there is barely enough room to slip a piece of paper between her Trump Derangement Syndrome and the New Socialist movement of the Left.
Again, the bills supported by Lofgren are not designed to act as legislation to prevent anything. They are designed to usher the mind of the American bystander along the path to a particular frame of mind. For instance, the bills regarding the president’s taxes and emoluments issues are not designed to force Donald Trump to “come clean” with whatever they believe he’s hiding. These bills are meant to instill in the American voter the thought that he cannot be trusted because he is hiding his tax returns and has many businesses for which he is illegally earning a fortune while residing in the White House.
As well, the bills surrounding his inferred (and often times, blatantly stated) racism and lack of competence are specifically written to make the public believe that Donald Trump spends every waking moment devising ways to suppress the rights of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Jews, as well as a plethora of other races and ethnic groups. He also is so unhinged as to be endangering the health and welfare of this entire nation due to his incompetence.
Victims like Eric Swalwell and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes are a bit too green to get that, but old hands at the game, like Nancy Pelosi and Zoe Lofgren know all too well that the object is to appear to be outraged while peddling the cheap scotch as Johnny Walker Blue.
At the same time the Democrats are insisting that he is mentally ill, they also want you to believe that he is so cunning and wily as to have fooled not only the entire base of his supporters, but also of the entire consultant class and political veterans of Washington, DC, by committing treason against this country (collusion with Russia) and then completely covering it up without a trace of footsteps or fingerprints in his wake!
Understand that Representative Zoe Lofgren doesn’t really believe any of this tripe. She is quite aware that in order to work in the Swamp, you must embrace the rules of the Swamp. If you fall prey to the ravages of scandal-storms that swirl around the newsrooms in America, you’re liable to become a victim of the very yellow journalism that you’ve worked so hard to concoct. Victims like Eric Swalwell and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes are a bit too green to get that, but old hands at the game, like Nancy Pelosi and Zoe Lofgren know all too well that the object is to appear to be outraged while peddling the cheap scotch as Johnny Walker Blue.
House Bill 4617 “Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act” written by Lofgren is a perfect example of this sleight of hand. The object of this bill is not really to combat foreign influence because, let’s be honest, foreign influence has been going on in our elections since the founding of this country. To suggest that this influence will soon disappear because of a few words on paper and a table-thumping fist to emphasize the explanation points is intellectually dishonest. It’s meant specifically to mislead the public and keep them on the path to ignorance of reality.
Robert Mueller stated in his conclusions about Russian influence that, while it had indeed occurred, that not a single vote had been altered and that no evidence of the president, his staff or any other American had worked in tandem with the Russians to affect the outcome of the election. Now, while many of us disagree with that assessment (we know, for instance, that the Democrats actually DID collude with foreign agents to affect the outcome of our elections) the fact remains that there is no basis for the assertions in this SHIELD Act bill.
They prattle on about how terribly corrupt this president is, while turning a deaf ear to the Bidens, Clintons and any other Democrat with a serious accusation of felony.
The question then is, why write the bill in the first place? Obviously, the Democrats feel compelled to continue pushing the Russian-Collusion narrative because now, more than ever, it is imperative to impeach this president. The Articles of Impeachment that are being cobbled together behind closed doors will include (make no mistake) Russian collusion, as well as this Ukrainian connection and the emoluments clause violations. They need us to believe that this president is a very corrupt individual whose business practices in the past have come to fruition over the course of his time in office and somehow benefit him and his family. If we don’t buy that argument, all is lost in 2020.
And they know it.
Take a look at the bills that were supported by Lofgren from 2016 to present and you’ll see that, plainly, the Democrats really don’t have a lot of interest in the American people and their “kitchen table” issues. Their sole focus is on putting forward this false narrative that Trump is an illegitimate president and that everyone who supports him is equally inconsequential. If you support this president, you are a reprobate; therefore, your opinions do not count. They prattle on about how terribly corrupt this president is, while turning a deaf ear to the Bidens, Clintons and any other Democrat with a serious accusation of felony. It truly demonstrates how Lofgren is wasting taxpayer dollars on this fraudulent piece of legislation, devoting an entire days’ hearing to the matter, when all it will accomplish at the end of the day is another false claim against the president that holds no sway over the public it is meant to influence.
The Republicans in Congress are like the daycare center teachers who are running around trying to ensure that the Democrat toddlers who are toppling over towers of blocks, writing on the walls, putting things in their mouths that shouldn’t be there and taking each other’s toys, are not acting on the president’s behalf because the amount of meltdowns and temper tantrums on a daily basis are keeping them distracted from the real issues.
It might be time for the president to get his daycare workers together for a conference with the adults (the American voters) and explain to them that the children are not in charge. If it means that they should receive a good spanking, maybe that will finally convince them to share their toys, stop hitting each other, and take a well-earned nap once in a while.
There’s nothing worse than a kid hopped up on too many energy drinks who loves having his/her picture taken. Replace the drinks with some warm milk and let them sleep. When they wake up again, perhaps their crayon tips will stay inside their coloring books and not on the brand new paint job at the White House.
TAXES: H.R.6498 - Presidential Tax Disclosure Act of 2016, H.Res.186 - Of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to the House of Representatives the tax returns and other specified financial information of President Donald J. Trump, H.R.305 - Presidential Tax Transparency Act, H.R.540 - Presidential Tax Disclosure Act of 2017
RACISM: H.Res.78 - Reiterating the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust and calling on every entity in the executive branch to affirm that fact, H.R.724 - SOLVE Act of 2017, H.R.1911 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018, H.R.3660 - No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act, H.R.3701 - Confederate Monument Removal Act, H.R.4271 - To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States, H.Res.299 - Condemning White Supremacist Terrorism and the Anti-immigrant Rhetoric that Inspires It Resolution, H.Res.489 - Condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at Members of Congress, H.Res.496 - Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, H.R.732 - 2020 Census IDEA Act, H.R.810 - To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States, H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
COMPETENCE: H.Res.94 - Commending Sally Quillian Yates for refusing to enforce Donald Trump's discriminatory Executive Order 13769 (82 Fed. Reg. 8977; relating to "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"), H.Res.140 - Condemning the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council and urging his immediate removal, H.Res.446 - Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the removal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, H.Res.456 - Objecting to the conduct of the President of the United States, H.Res.496 - Condemning and censuring President Donald Trump, H.Res.497 - Urging the Vice President and the Cabinet to fulfill their duties pursuant to Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, H.Res.523 - Expressing disapproval of any act of the President to grant to himself or any member of his family, including those related solely by marriage, a reprieve or pardon for an offense against the United States, H.Res.700 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding President Donald J. Trump's remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African Nations, H.Res.1029 - Reaffirming the United States-Australia diplomatic, security, and economic relationship, H.R.1987 - Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, H.R.2093 - Strengthening and Clarifying the 25th Amendment Act of 2017, H.Res.222 - Emphasizing the importance of alliances and partnerships, H.Res.326 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution, H.R.1057 - Supreme Court Ethics Act
EMOLUMENTS: H.Res.111 - Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the financial practices of the President, H.Con.Res.5 - Clarifying any potential misunderstanding as to whether actions taken by President-elect Donald Trump constitute a violation of the Emoluments Clause, and calling on President-elect Trump to divest his interest in, and sever his relationship to, the Trump Organization, H.R.371 - Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017, H.R.1711 - MAR-A-LAGO Act, H.Con.Res.51 - Calling on President Donald J. Trump to comply with the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.
TREASON: H.Res.184 - Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to communications with the government of Russia, H.Con.Res.47 - Expressing the sense of Congress that until the conclusion of the FBI's criminal and counterintelligence investigations into the nature of the Russian connection to the Trump campaign, the Trump Administration is acting under a "gray cloud" of the appearance of a conflict of interest, and, as such, should refrain from taking any actions or making any changes to United States policy that could be seen as benefitting President Putin or his inner circle, H.R.356 - Protecting Our Democracy Act, H.R.1059 - Russia Sanctions Review Act of 2017, H.R.2884 - COVFEFE Act of 2017, H.R.3564 - Security Clearance Review Act, H.R.4014 - DRAIN the Swamp Act of 2017, H.R.5011 - Election Security Act, H.R.5216 - DISARM Act, H.R.5428 - Stand with UK against Russia Violations Act, H.R.5476 - Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, H.R.5533 - Special Counsel Transparency Act of 2018, H.R.6046 - Duty to Report Act of 2018, H.Res.430 - Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas and for other purposes, H.Con.Res.24 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress, H.R.2660 - Election Security Act of 2019, H.R.2678 - No President is Above the Law Act, H.R.4556 - See Undisclosed Legal Interpretations and Get Honest Transparency Act of 2019
BORDER: H.Res.927 - Condemning the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, H.R.496 - BRIDGE Act, H.R.837 - Build Bridges Not Walls Act, H.R.920 - Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017, H.R.4944 - Reuniting Families Act, H.R.6193 - Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act, H.R.6594 - REUNITE Act, H.Con.Res.17 - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the provision of a basic standard of humanitarian care to all individuals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, H.J.Res.46 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, H.R.541 - Keep Families Together Act, H.R.1012 - REUNITE Act, H.R.1045 - Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act, H.R.2217 - Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019, H.R.2686 - Border Property Protection Act, H.R.3239 - Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act, H.R.3451 - Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019, H.R.3452 - Help Separated Families Act of 2019, H.R.3799 - Reuniting Families Act, H.R.4319 - Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act of 2019
BILLIONAIRE: H.Con.Res.63 - Supporting efforts to enact a bold jobs and infrastructure package that benefits all Americans, not just billionaires.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE/POPULAR VOTE: H.Con.Res.79 - Expressing the sense of Congress that Congress and the States should consider a constitutional amendment to reform the Electoral College and establish a process for electing the President and Vice President by a national popular vote and should encourage individual States to continue to reform the Electoral College process through such steps as the formation of an interstate compact to award the majority of Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner, H.R.3214 - Anti-Voter Suppression Act, H.R.3684 - PROVE Act, H.J.Res.2 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections, H.J.Res.7 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States, H.R.196 - Democracy Restoration Act of 2019
DENIER: H.Res.85 - Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to continue to support pledges made by the United States in the Paris Agreement, H.Res.390 - Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, H.Res.699 - Expressing support for designation of February 12, 2018, as "Darwin Day" and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity, H.R.1812 - CLIMATE Act, H.R.4932 - Women and Climate Change Act of 2018, H.Res.109 - Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.
WARMONGER: H.R.669 - Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, H.R.1229 - Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, H.R.4140 - No Unconstitutional Strike against North Korea Act, H.R.4415 - To establish the policy of the United States regarding the no-first-use of nuclear weapons, H.R.4837 - No Unconstitutional Strike against North Korea Act, H.R.669 - Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019, H.R.921 - To establish the policy of the United States regarding the no-first-use of nuclear weapons, H.R.1004 - Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act
GUN CONFISCATION: H.R.1832 - To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention, H.R.6649 - 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018, H.Res.231 - Keeping guns out of classrooms, H.Res.555 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationships between firearm violence, misogyny, and violence against women and reaffirming the importance of preventing individuals with a history of violence against women from accessing a firearm, H.R.435 - National Gun Violence Research Act, H.R.674 - Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2019, H.R.1186 - Keep Americans Safe Act, H.R.3214 - Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act
MISOGYNY: H.R.4082 - Protect Access to Birth Control Act, H.R.4932 - Women and Climate Change Act of 2018, H.Res.555 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationships between firearm violence, misogyny, and violence against women and reaffirming the importance of preventing individuals with a history of violence against women from accessing a firearm.
POLICE ACTIONS: H.R.7118 - Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2018, H.R.125 - Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2019, H.R.4408 - Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019
FAKE NEWS: H.Res.282 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of local print and digital journalism to the continued welfare, transparency, and prosperity of government at every level and the continuation and freedom of the United States as it is known today.
ANTI-LGBTQIA: H.Res.124 - Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals.