(RepublicanWire.org) – He’s not unleashing American oil producers, letting them flood the market with American crude to drive prices down and American profits up.

Nope, Team Biden is looking into buying oil from Iran and Venezuela, two of our biggest enemies, instead. Why’s he choosing terrorists over Texas? That’s not clear. But DeSantis slammed it in a recent statement, brilliantly pointing out the delusion in an epic statement.

DeSantis led off by highlighting that those who fled the vicious Venezuelan regime are furious that Biden is wanting to buy oil from dictators, saying:

We have a number of Venezuelan Americans, who, like many Americans and, I know, a lot of Floridians, are very angered by the Biden administration’s recent attempt to legitimize the brutal Maduro regime in Venezuela.”

Then, noting that Biden didn’t “lift a finger to help” the pro-democracy protesters in Cuba, DeSantis ripped Biden for funding a dictator and “thumbing his nose” at those that escaped that dictator, saying:

This is something that has unfortunately become part of a pattern with the Biden administration. I think if you look at people throughout south Florida that have connections in different countries in the Western Hemisphere, what we see from the Biden administration is basically thumbing their nose at millions of people here in our state…And now, to go in … legitimizing Nicolas Maduro, who’s been responsible for a lot of atrocities and has driven that country into the ground, along with, of course, his predecessor Hugo Chavez — so we are here to speak out about that.

Turning from what Biden’s doing to what should be happening, DeSantis garnered lots of applause by calling for common-sense: American energy independence, saying:

I believe that this country should be energy independent. We have a huge amount of energy reserves in this country.”

“You look at how these gas prices are impacting consumers in Florida and throughout the country. It wasn’t just because of Russia. They’ve been going up consistently since January 20, 2021. That’s just a fact.

DeSantis then got to what might have been his best point: that the Democrats are shunning Putin while buying oil from Maduro because of ideology. In his words:

This is based on ideology. They don’t want us producing like we did under the Trump administration, so they’ve done a series of things…

So you say you don’t want to do with Putin because he’s a dictator. Fine. I’m all for that. But then don’t turn around and go to Maduro, who has committed all kinds of atrocities.”

DeSantis is quite simply correct. Refusing to buy oil from Putin is understandable, a fine decision.

But then turning around and buying oil from a theocracy that hates us and a socialist regime that murders its subject to maintain power? That’s nonsensical, if not evil. American producers can and should be empowered instead.

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House Press Secretary did not do President Joe Biden any favors with her admission about where he was when Russia annexed Crimea.

During a chat with reporters on Wednesday, she admitted that the last time anything between Russia and Ukraine happened Biden was vice president.

“I was at the State Department, the president was the vice-president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine,” she said on CNN. “This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him.”

Correct Jen, there are many of the same people in charge now that were in charge then.

Do you know when Russia did not attack Ukraine? When former President Donald Trump was in the White House.

She was mocked on Twitter for admitting what many have been saying.

Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said “finally, the truth,” in a tweet.

“Bragging about the fact this cabal of stooges was in power for the last 3 invasions of #Ukraine?” Tony Bruno said.

”Yes, Sherlock, there is a pattern,” Monica Crowley tweeted.”

“Reminding people that a top adversary has taken advantage of your boss not just once, but twice, is…not great messaging,” John Cooper, the Heritage Foundation Communications Director, said.

“Yes, Biden being in the White House when Putin invades Ukraine is a pattern…,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

During his State of the Union address, President Biden attempted to calm concerns about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“I want you to know that we are going to be OK. We are going to be OK,” the president said.

“When the history of this era is written, Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger,” he said.

“While it shouldn’t have taken something so terrible for people around the world to see what’s at stake, now everyone sees it clearly.

“We see the unity among leaders of nations, a more unified Europe, a more unified West. We see unity among the people who are gathering in cities, in large crowds around the world — even in Russia — to demonstrate their support for the people of Ukraine,” he said.

“In the battle between democracy and autocracies, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” he assured the audience.

The president said that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin expected a simple victory and did not anticipate the Ukrainians fighting.

“Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated,” he said.

“He thought he could roll into Ukraine, and the world would rollover. Instead, he met with a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.

“From President Zelensky to every Ukrainian, their fearlessness, their courage, their determination, literally inspires the world.

“Groups of citizens blocking tanks with their bodies. Everyone from students to retirees to teachers turned soldiers defending their homeland,” the president said.

He said that the Russian president’s attack on Ukraine was “premeditated and totally unprovoked.”

“He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. He thought he could divide us at home, in this chamber and in this nation. He thought he could divide us in Europe as well. But Putin was wrong. We are ready. We are united, and that’s what we did. We stayed united,” the president said.

“We prepared extensively and carefully.

“We spent months building a coalition of other freedom-loving nations in Europe and the Americas to the Asian and African continents to confront Putin,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While it may be difficult to keep track of all the examples of hypocrisy coming from Washington, D.C. lawmakers these days, particular in relation to the pandemic, where there appears to be a clear double standard in place, when the insincerity involves the single most powerful Democrat on Capital Hill it still warrants attention.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has a history of calling climate change an “existential” threat the U.S. has a “moral” obligation to address, has spent over $500,000 on private jets since 2020, according to Fox News.

“According to campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission, Pelosi’s campaign paid a Virginia-based private aviation provider, Advanced Aviation Team, over $437,000 between October 2020 and December 2021 and over $65,000 to Clay Lacy Aviation, a California-based private jet provider,” the network reported.

The carbon footprint of using private jets compared to commercial flights is certainly not consistent with that “moral” obligation.

The article noted that Pelosi’s campaign spent $67,605 on private air travel just months before she led a 21-member congressional delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and spoke about combatting the alleged climate crisis as a “religious thing.”

“For me, it’s a religious thing,” Pelosi said in November. “I believe this is God’s creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.”

Of course, Pelosi is not the only hypocrite in DC — more from Fox News:

The campaign for President Biden, who promised to make climate change a key priority of his presidency, spent over $15 million on private air travel over the course of his 2020 campaign. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has also been vocal about climate change and being “committed to curbing the effects of climate change,” but they have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to Advanced Aviation Team in recent years.

Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership.

Which is not to say that Pelosi’s media allies aren’t quick to paint a different picture, as seen in a 2019 tweet from CNN chief national affairs correspondent Jeff Zeleny noting that the soon to be 82-year-old speaker was flying coach:

The Washington Post even did a full write up of Pelosi’s flying habits, based on the flight above, as seen here:

  • She flies coach (at least sometimes, at least this one time) — and not the semi-decent, extra-perks coach: Seat 23D, which is not shown in this photo but which was later confirmed as hers, is boring old back-of-the-plane coach. Not even an exit row!
  • She lives that aisle life. The fight over which is better in the aisle-vs.-window fight will never end, but no one will disagree that Pelosi made the right choice by avoiding the middle in this scenario.
  • No athleisure here: The speaker is wearing a bright pink dress and what appears to be a scarf draped over her shoulders (the sensible approach to layering for cold plane temperatures in summer). Photos show her in the same pink dress at the NAACP’s national convention in Detroit, along with a pair of pink pumps. We assume you don’t become speaker by taking part in barefoot antics on planes.
  • Just like the rest of us, she has to hold onto her plane trash for longer than she would probably like, judging from the plastic cup tucked into the back of the seat in front of her.
  • We don’t know about cross-country flights, but at least in this situation, Pelosi is not a recliner. Her right arm isn’t fully visible, but from the position of her hand, she does not appear to be hogging the middle armrest.
  • Discretion is key: She’s not taking notes, there’s no paperwork that hints at the conversations she’s having and her phone is obscured by virtue of being pressed to her ear.