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(RepublicanWire.org) – If you haven’t heard, there was a situation this past weekend at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. A gunman stormed the place and held four people, including the rabbi, hostage while demanding the release of a prisoner linked to terrorism. And while no lives, save the gunman’s, were lost in the aftermath, it was undoubtedly a rather harrowing experience.

And, apparently, one that Democratic President Joe Biden blames entirely on guns and homeless people.

According to the White House transcript from a press conference, while Biden was in Philadelphia on Saturday, Biden said, “I don’t have all the facts, nor does the attorney general. But, allegedly, the assertion was he got the weapons on the street. He purchased them when he landed.”

Biden went on to say that according to all the information he had, which, apparently, wasn’t much, no bombs were included in the gunman’s arsenal, a British national identified as Malik Faisal Akram. However, he definitely had at least one firearm, which he “purchased on the street.”

Biden admitted he had no real idea of what that meant but suggested that the weapons could have come from either a homeless shelter or the homeless community in the area, “because that’s where he said he was.”

Then, of course, Biden not so eloquently shifted to talking about gun control and the need for background checks. Because you know, if all guns were locked away or only given to government security teams, crime would never take place.

But I digress…

Biden said, “The guns are – we should be – the idea of background checks are critical. But you can’t stop something like this if someone is on the street buying something from somebody else on the street. Except that there’s too – there are so many guns that have been sold of late; it’s just ridiculous.”

His argument, as well as that of most of his colleagues, is that if we were more “consistent” on things like gun sales, gun purchases, and “ghost guns,” as well as a “whole range of things” Biden is trying to focus, we wouldn’t have these types of situations.

According to him, terrorists like Akram wouldn’t have access to weapons like this. They wouldn’t be prone to furthering their cause, and the whole world would be better.

The only problem is that Biden doesn’t really know what he’s talking about. As usual, he’s making speculations, and even admitting to it, about facts that he just doesn’t know.

First off, he mentions background checks as if they would have done any good in this situation.

Little does Biden likely know that background checks are conducted during gun purchases pretty much across the board, at least for legal gun sales and in most states. But as this guy was a British national, without US citizenship and had ties to al-Qaeda, the process would have looked much different and without any real likelihood of passing. So he likely went about getting his weaponry by less than legal means.

Enter “the streets,” which Biden immediately assumed meant the homeless…

Now, I’m not saying that Akram couldn’t have purchased guns from homeless individuals, as illegal gun sales can pretty much happen anywhere and anytime. But assuming as much is pretty much the epitome of prejudice.

Secondly, by turning this whole thing into a “gun control” matter, Biden has lost sight of the bigger issue, terrorism, and anti-Semitism.

The gunman, a known Muslim, entered a synagogue, a place of worship for the Jewish community, a long-time “enemy” of Islam, if Islamic officials are to be believed, and pulled a gun to hold several Jewish community members hostage. During those long hours, Akram demanded the release of a Pakistani woman named Aafia Sidiqqi, who has ties to al-Qaeda and is currently serving a terrorist-linked prison sentence in Fort Worth, Texas, not too far from Colleyville, where the hostages were taken.

Biden could and should have taken this attack as exactly what it was, a way to hurt the Jewish community by promoting Akram’s extremist ideals. Instead, Biden has turned into a political stunt about gun control.

How completely predictable.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The moment that President Biden stepped into the Oval Office in 2021, he began writing executive orders. He reversed virtually everything that former president Donald Trump did across four years of the presidency.

Yet, somehow, everything that is wrong with foreign policy right now is being blamed on Trump.

Biden and the rest of his liberal goons are simply unable to accept any kind of blame. They point the finger repeatedly at Trump because it’s easier. And yet, the only way that foreign policies are going to get any better is if Biden suddenly remembers that he’s the president and does something to make improvements.

Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Advisor was recently on “Face the Nation” to point the finger at Trump, saying that a “catastrophic mistake” was made when the U.S. was pulled from the Iran nuclear deal.

It wasn’t a catastrophic mistake, though, because Iran didn’t want to play by the rules.

And, if Iran were going to play by the rules of the deal, they would have had no problem entering into a new deal with President Biden. Yet, Biden has been unable to even get the Iranian government back to the negotiating table. Biden has failed in foreign policy since the moment he took office.

Sullivan wants to say that “the reason we are in the situation we’re in right now is that the previous administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.”

Sullivan is either stupid or covering for a stupid administration. Iran was going to do what it wanted regardless of whether it was part of a deal or not. It was going to break the rules and develop nuclear weapons because it wants to be able to defend itself and become a tyrannical government like others in the world, including North Korea and Russia.

Iran is closing in on its ability to produce a weapon of mass destruction.

If Biden wanted to prevent that from happening, he could do so. It could include adding in more sanctions on Iran. It could involve sending troops into Iran. It could even include multiple airstrikes.

The real problem is that Biden has an inability to make a convincing threat. He is all talk and no show – and every world leader knows that to be true. So, since Biden can’t offer a threat that can be taken seriously by the Iranian government, we’re in a situation where Iran is about to go nuclear.

It has nothing to do with what Trump did.

This is typical of the Biden administration. Everything is Trump’s fault: illegal immigration, climate change, inflation, COVID…it’s all Trump’s fault because Biden can do no wrong.

The reality is that if the Dems want to figure out what has gone wrong, they need to check the long list of executive orders that were signed by Biden within the first 10 days of stepping into the Oval Office. And, they need to check their president for a pulse because Biden is barely getting the job done.

If we want Iran to fear the U.S., we need to give them a reason to fear us.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While it’s common to give gifts on special occasions, President Joe Biden probably wasn’t hoping for the anniversary gift he got today from Congresswoman Elsie Stefanik (R-NY), the third highest-ranking Republican in the GOP House caucus.

Stepping before the cameras today to mark Biden’s completion of his first year in office as president, Stefanik, who replaced Liz Cheney when Cheney was booted out of the caucus,  delivered a political spanking that Biden will not soon forget.

You can watch the video further down this page.

According to Stefanik, who spoke while surrounded by other members of the Republican caucus:

“This week marks one year since Joe Biden was sworn into office, and it is one year of complete far-left socialist Democrat control in Washington. And in just one year, what have we seen? Joe Biden’s failed leadership has led to crisis after crisis for the American people. Hardworking families are suffering from an economic crisis, an energy crisis, a border crisis, an education crisis, a national security crisis, and now a worsening COVID crisis.”

Stefanik then went on to talk about what the Republicans intend to do to highlight what they see as the Biden administration’s deficiencies and what the GOP can do in response.

As you have likely have noticed, Democratic President Joe Biden has an affinity for his homes in his home state of Delaware. And while it’s not all that uncommon for a president to want to vacation in their home away from home during their tenure in the White House, Biden seems to do it more often than most.

In fact, with the holiday season now over and Biden having spent the better part of that in Delaware, the number of days during his first year as our president sits at around 95. That’s a whole one-fourth of the year – spent on vacation.

Now, as appalling as that might be, especially considering the kind of year we’ve had – you know, the kind fraught with crisis and chaos that would likely encourage any leader to never stray far from his desk – one of the most astounding facts comes not from the fact that he has done so but by where he’s chosen to go.

As mentioned before, he goes home, which is not at all surprising in and of itself. However, you might think differently if you knew that his home in Delaware, or at least a growing number of properties surrounding his Rehoboth Beach home, seems to be decorated with a certain sign that cheers on some guy named Brandon.

Yep, that’s right, the now-famous “Let’s Go Brandon” movement has made its way, quite literally, to Biden’s doorstep.

As Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson discovered on a recent trip to visit the Biden property, the president has to pass by one of the most massive “Let’s Go Brandon” signs around for miles to get to his home. As Johnson found out, one of Biden’s neighbors, a local man, erected the sign a few months back just to “have a little laugh in there.”

To be sure, it’s quite comical.

Although both the man and I have to agree, the funniest part is not that the sign exists and is so close to the Biden residence, as that Biden still seems to be oblivious to it and its meaning.

As you might remember, Biden even endorsed the sign and this “Brandon” guy recently.

Now, for those of you feeling a bit in the dark, the whole “Let’s Go Brandon” slogan came about last year after a NASCAR race in which a driver named Brandon Brown had won. NBC interviewed the driver afterward, and the reporter mistook the crowd for chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” when they were quite clearly saying “f*** Joe Biden.”

And the now-famous slogan was born.

But Biden seems to not understand what it actually means. In fact, during a recent Christmas Eve livestream event, one caller ended his on-air message with the slogan. Biden, apparently, completely clueless about it, replied, “Let’s go, Brandon, I agree.” Quite naturally, his wife knew all about the slogan and promptly did an eye roll.

As the neighbor who erected the LGB sign said when speaking to Johnson, “Now even Brandon endorses ‘let’s go, Brandon.’ Yeah, OK, that’s good. That’s the first thing Joe and I agreed on. I think, maybe.” No doubt laughter accompanied that conversation…

Another thing Johnson took note of about the Biden’s Rehoboth property is that, unlike vast portions of our southern border, the entire thing is surrounded by a massive wall.

As Johnson says in his video, “That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: Joe Biden has himself a wall. He built the wall… by his own house to protect himself.”

Now to be clear, this is not some typical white picket fence or even chain link that simply keeps honest people honest and from entering the property uninvited. No, this is a $455,000 wall built around the exterior of the property lines, according to the New York Post and reports from the Department of Homeland Security.

The same man who put up the LGB sign jokingly says the large security fencing is how the neighborhood makes sure Biden doesn’t “stray off” as he is prone to and so his handlers don’t have to “go look for him” later.

Of course, the reasons, whether real or assumed, aren’t the point.

The point is that while Biden clearly has a problem with building security fences around our nation, you know, for national security reasons, he doesn’t have the slightest concern about having one that does the same around himself.

No wonder “Let’s Go Brandon” is taking over everywhere, even right next to Biden’s own home…

(RepublicanWire.org) – We all know that Biden continues to mismanage practically everything he does. However, Biden does seem to be good at one thing…Lying to the American public.

When people recite stories about the past, it’s common to misplace a fact here and there or embellish a bit. However, when President of the United States, it is their responsibility to ensure the people the president represents are continuously informed of the truth. In a recent story written by historically left-leaning Washington Post, the paper turns on its own ideological band by putting Biden’s claims to the “Pinocchio Test”.

The Post compared four versions of the leader’s story about a time during his teenage years when he claims police arrested him amid a racial protest near his home. Each story was slightly different than the other, so the paper surprisingly dug deeper into the validity of the Democrat President’s recollections.

Researchers couldn’t find any records of Biden’s arrest during their investigation. However, they did uncover there were a few protests in the area concerning the presence of black people in and around the neighborhood where the president resided during part of his teenage years. They concluded Biden may have used the story to add more credibility to his support of the civil rights movement.

The report then called Biden a “not always” reliable source and gave him Four Pinocchios for stretching the truth. They ended the piece by saying they would re-investigate if any new evidence surfaced, but the real shock here is WaPo thoroughly fact-checking someone on the Left.

(RepublicanWire.org) – President Joe Biden has raised the white flag of surrender when it comes to his desire to pass federal voting rights legislation.

With an evenly divided United States Senate and several of his fellow Democrats refusing to cast aside the Senate’s filibuster rule requiring 60 votes to pass the legislation, Biden has finally acknowledged reality. He will not get his way.

As The Hill reports:

“President Biden in a moment of brutal honesty on Thursday admitted that his push to enact changes to voting laws and the Senate’s filibuster rule may be doomed.

“‘The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,’ Biden said after leaving a more-than-hour-long meeting with Senate Democrats to persuade them to change the Senate’s rules.

“‘I hope we can get this done but I’m not sure,” he said.

“Biden pledged to keep fighting for election reform and voting rights legislation even if Republicans again block an effort to move legislation this weekend.” [emphasis added]

But, here’s the reality. The legislation is dead in the water. With Republicans poised to take back the Senate and the United States House of Representatives in the fast-approaching mid-term elections, the Democrats design on overturning freshly-enacted state voting rights laws in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and several other states, are doomed.

What is your opinion? Email updates@theredalertnews.com and share your view on Biden’s desire to pass federal voting rights legislation designed to thwart new state voting rights laws passed in the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election. Thank you, and have a good day.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Yesterday, it was reported that President Joe Biden said the following during his speech at the United States Capitol in Washington DC today commemorating the first anniversary of the violent protest that took place there on January 6, 2021:

“Let’s speak plainly about what happened in 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively sowing doubt about the election results. He built his lie over months. It wasn’t based on any facts. He was just looking for an excuse, a pretext, to cover for the truth. He’s not just a former president. He’s a defeated former president. Defeated by a margin of over 7 million of your votes, in a full and free and fair election. There is simply zero proof the election results were inaccurate. In fact, in every venue, where evidence had to be produced, an oath to tell the truth had to be taken, the former president failed to make his case. Just think about this. The former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place on November 3rd.”

Now, former President Trump has responded:

“To watch Biden speaking is very hurtful to many people. They’re the ones who tried to stop the peaceful transfer with a rigged election. Just look at the numbers. Does anybody really think that Biden beat Obama with the Black population in select Swing State cities, but nowhere else? That he would lose 18 out of 19 bellwether counties, and 27 out of 27 “toss up” House races, but somehow miraculously receive the most votes in American history with no coattails? That he would lose Florida, Ohio, and Iowa and win, even though it has never been done before?

“They spread a “web of lies” about me and Russia for 4 years to try to overturn the 2016 election, and now they lie about how they interfered in the 2020 Election, too. Big Tech was used illegally.

“Where did all those votes show up from in Georgia, where it was just revealed they sold ballots for $10 a piece, or in Pennsylvania, and Arizona, and Wisconsin. He acts like he’s aggrieved, but we’re the ones who were aggrieved and America is suffering because of it with poisonous Borders, record Inflation, a humiliating surrender in Afghanistan, $5 a gallon gas and higher, empty stock shelves, and rampant crime. America is a laughingstock stock of the world, and it’s all because of the real insurrection, which took place on November 3rd, but this is an election year and MAGA Republicans should get elected and work with me to fix this horror that Joe Biden and the Democrats have brought us.

“Never forget the crime of the 2020 Presidential Election. Never give up!

It appears the verbal battle between the two presidents will continue for quite some time.

(RepublicanWire.org) – To move forward with the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian officials have expressed their desire for the U.S. to lift sanctions in the “final round” of talks.

As reported by Iranian media, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian revealed what was most important for the Iranian government to achieve during the negotiations. His list consisted of two demands, including ensuring “Iranian oil can be sold easily and without any restrictions and oil money can be deposited in foreign currency in Iranian bank accounts.” Amir-Abdollahian also emphasized that part of the negotiation would be that the middle-eastern country “take full advantage of the economic benefits envisaged in the JCPOA.”

Amir-Abdollahian seemed optimistic about making progress during negotiations, saying that the upcoming meeting would center around “a common and acceptable document.” The Iranian Foreign Minister makes these remarks as European, and U.S. officials have stressed the necessity of expediting a return to the 2015 deal following Iran’s persistence in developing nuclear power.

The 2015 deal stalled partly because former President Donald Trump exited talks in 2018 and because the U.S. and Iran have been unable to agree to direct dialogue. Instead, the countries have been using assistance from other signatories of the initial JCPOA to conduct indirect talks.

Biden’s administration has expressed an unwillingness to make one-sided compromises. Instead, the focus of talks would be a mutual return to the initial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action where the U.S. would uphold the pact if Iran did the same.

U.S. officials have also expressed their dissatisfaction with Iran’s defiance to abandon nuclear programs, something concerning for the U.S. and its regional allies –– like Israel and the Gulf Arab states –– who could be affected by Iranian aggression.

Referring to recent nuclear talks with the U.S., Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid mentioned that the worst scenario would be a bad deal. He highlighted that no deal with tighter sanctions on Iran would be preferred to a bad deal.

In the meantime, Iranian officials were meeting with Chinese and Russian officials “to compare notes” before Vienna talks commenced, according to Russian Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov, who also mentioned these talks were “presumably final round of negotiations.”
On Twitter, the Ambassador also mentioned that China, Russia, and Iran had “agreed to intensify the drafting process in order to achieve an agreement ASAP.”

In an interview with CNN, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, criticized Presidents Joe Biden’s lack of preparedness nearly two years into the pandemic, adding that a lack of testing would be “costly in this holiday season.”

Speaking to CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, Jha expressed frustration that the administration focused on vaccines – which he believed was “terrific” – but had not paid “enough attention to testing.”

In the interview, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins mentioned how Biden acknowledged “pretty bluntly they need to do better when it comes to testing” before also acknowledging the nationwide shortage of at-home tests, saying it was “very difficult to just walk into a store and get one.” The journalist then highlighted what officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who believed the problem would be “solved by mid-January,” which she pointed out was only a few weeks away, said, before asking Jha, “how critical is the window that we’re missing right now for testing?”

In a scathing response, Jha replied that he thought it was “incredibly critical.” The Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health expressed shock that the administration was still dealing with such trivial issues, “almost two years into the pandemic,” before stating that “everyone saw it coming.”

His remarks come as the Biden administration – including Vice President Kamala Harris – have avoided accountability, saying no one could have seen that the virus had different mutations and variants. These remarks seemed to be seconded by Biden, who blamed a lack of demand for testing in the summer months as the reason the administration did not have enough tests for demand as the Omicron variant – which is more infectious than Delta – was spreading rapidly in the country.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Trucking professionals are responding to claims made by the White House last week that President Biden is responsible for “saving Christmas.”

In a statement from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday December 22, she asserted the actions taken by the Biden Administration earlier this year to address America’s supply chain crunch averted a holiday disaster.

“Good news. We’ve saved Christmas,” Psaki bizarrely declared. “And that is because President Biden recognized this challenge early, acted as an honest broker to bring key stakeholders together, and focused on addressing practical problems across the global supply chain.”

Also on the same day, President Biden made similar comments after meeting with members of his Supply Chain Task Force.

“Earlier this fall, we heard a lot of dire warnings about supply chain problems leading to a crisis around the holidays, so we acted,” the President said. “We brought together business and labor leaders to solve problems. And much — you know, the much-predicted crisis didn’t occur. Packages are moving. Gifts are being delivered. Shelves are not empty.”

You may remember, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) reported in October President Biden came under intense criticism among many in the trucking community when he threatened to “call out” trucking companies and truckers if they didn’t “step up” and work harder to meet the supply chain challenges.

REACTION

While many within the trucking community likely didn’t see the White House’s most recent comments due to the hustle and bustle of making final preparations for the holidays, the reaction was fierce among many TNN members and readers who did see them.

“No. Hard working Truck Drivers fixed and saved Christmas,” Jerry Pressley, an owner-operator, responded to our story on social media.

“I’m a supply chain project manager and I call bullsh-t to this one,” Debra Grace wrote.

Christopher Dudley sounded off as well.

“Taking the credit for the work of truckers, port workers, and retailers… doesn’t surprise me one bit.”

“What a disgusting, lying, ugly joke…. he did nothing at all but disrupt it,” Todd Staricha said.

Dean Habhab shared a similar sentiment.

“You can’t be the hero of something you are the cause of,” Habhab contended.

“Did he drive the trucks [too]?” Steve Sheldon asked sarcastically, seemingly referencing the numerous times the President has been caught falsely claiming to having worked as a trucker.

For those who celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, James Edward Wall may have summed it up best.

“People need to realize that you can’t save Christmas when it’s definitely not about items, it only has to do with Jesus Christ and it’s been saved since he sacrificed himself for everyone in the world,” Wall passionately stated.

So far, not a single commenter on TNN’s social media pages or in our members feedback section have expressed support for the White House’s claims.