As a veteran, I always appreciate it when people say “thank you” to veterans on this day.
But I also encourage them to say “Never Forget.”
When you say “Never Forget” to a veteran, you are implying that, as an American, you are in it with them. Connected together as grateful Americans who will never forget the sacrifices made by veterans past and present, and their families, especially.
As veterans, we know what we signed up for. It was not a “service” in the traditional sense of the word… but rather an honor.
Joe Biden wants you to believe that no one lost their insurance under Obamacare, that “Biden Care” wouldn’t decimate the private insurance industry, that his hands are clean of failed immigration policy, & that he never opposed fracking.
None of that is true. FACT CHECK THREAD!
Joe Biden said people “did not lose their insurance” under his health care plan.
But that’s not true. Millions lost their insurance.
This claim that no one lost their insurance was rated the lie of the year by PolitiFact.
There isn’t a single shred of evidence for this radical position, in fact the opposite is true. The costs of a Green New Deal will far outweigh the benefits, both to our environment and our economy. Here is why.
Despicable, shameless left-wing activists and @wendydavis using the credibility of veterans to spread lies. Claiming @chiproytx doesn’t support Gold Star families is beyond the pale - he’s a cosponsor of the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act.
More than 1 in 5 mail-in ballots were rejected in New York City during a recent election - as many as 84,000 ballots were invalidated - delaying the results of the election for more than a month. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1…
As NPR reported in July, mail-in voting “is fraught with potential problems. Hundreds of thousands of ballots go uncounted each year because people make mistakes, such as forgetting to sign the form or sending it in too late” npr.org/2020/07/13/889…
Would the America public really have accepted millions of jobs destroyed for a virus that had infected just 102 people by March 2? Especially considering Italy would not lock down until March 10th, Spain on March 14th, and the UK on March 23?
THREAD - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus, based on my conversations with public health officials and hearings in Congress.
First and foremost: I am confident that our government is fully invested in providing the resources necessary to mitigate the spread of this virus. We restricted travel early, and passed $8.3B in funds last week. As the President said last night, we are all in this together.
On tests: Don’t expect to receive a test on demand. In fact, the Assistant Surgeon General told me that widespread public testing is not advisable.
Right now, we need to be focusing on improving testing efficiency, and improving availability to those with symptoms.
Tonight's a good night. Soleimani, the world’s pre-eminent sponsor of terrorism, is now dead. He spent decades spreading death and destruction across the region, including engineering and providing IEDs to Shia militias in Iraq that were used to kill hundreds of Americans. 1/5
Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, the leader of Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iraqi militia beholden to the Iranian Quds Force and responsible for attacks against Americans, including the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, was also killed. 2/5
This swift and decisive act by the president is welcomed news, but we should expect a response from the Iranian regime and/or its surrogates. As their power declines at home and abroad, they will continue to lash out. 3/5
Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends, family, and neighbors all over the world!
When the ragtag Jewish army of Maccabees stood up to fight against impossible odds to defeat the mightiest army of the time, they did so alone. 1/4
But today, the Jewish people are not alone. We stand united to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah by lighting the Menorah, and we stand united against the darkness of anti-semitism.
We must. Because the scourge of anti-semitism has not ended. 2/4
We see it in the form of the BDS movement on college campuses. We see it in the hate of the alt-right, who have confronted me directly on multiple occasions because of my support of the Jewish people. 3/4
If millennials are looking to increase their wealth relative to boomers, it would be best NOT to vote for Democrats, who push bills like Social Security 2100, which raises taxes on current workers so that benefits for boomers can be *increased*. (2/5)
If millennials are looking for better medical care, don’t vote for politicians who promise you “free” care.
Unless we want long wait times, fewer cures, and doubling (or possibly tripling) our taxes. (3/5)
NYT’s Jamelle Bouie and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes take a swing and miss...badly. Let’s break down their bad arguments for abolishing the electoral college, one by one. nyti.ms/30Ff0HC
Claim: Every vote should be = in America, no matter who you are or where you come from
Yep. That’s why if you live in rural America, your voice should still count.
The EC promotes more equal regional representation, and protects the interests of sparsely populated states.
Claim: Republicans live in cities just as Democrats live in rural areas.
This isn’t a political party issue, it’s a regional one. People living in rural areas have different problems than people living in cities. Politicians should not ignore concerns from the rural population.
If you can’t defend your ideas with your own free speech, then it may be an indication that your ideas weren’t very good to begin with. Shutting down others is intellectual laziness.
We must stand, as a nation, for free speech. The arbitrary and standard-less bans on social media are alarming & dangerous, FAR more dangerous than most speech they might be banning. When people feel they cannot be heard in a free society, we are no longer a democracy.
The only truly dangerous speech is the kind that directly calls for violence. That is the standard and always has been. It works. It is objective.
The banning of free speech is the first mark of fascism. All of the “anti-fascists” out there should know this.