The Brew: Biden’s ‘Close to Sinful’ Remark Draws Sharp Response From DeSantis

By Published on March 15, 2023

A glorious Wednesday to you!

Since we were “on assignment” Tuesday, we’ve enlisted the help of Gary Bauer and his “End of Day” round-up to help serve as our day’s Brew.

Well… not all of it.

Couldn’t help but notice as I was getting ready for beddy-bye that Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to Joe Biden’s claim that Florida’s law banning sex-changes for children is “cruel” and “close to sinful.”

He retweeted the Biden video, adding: “It is not ‘sinful’ to prohibit the mutilation of minors. It is not acceptable for the federal government to mandate that procedures like sex change operations be allowed for kids.”

To emphasize the point, DeSantis’s campaign posted a video showing the scars and side-effects left on girls and boys by the butchers, profiteers and groomers behind the massive spike in transgender surgeries.


Yes. Remember when candidates debated whether taxes should be raised or lowered, not whether you should chop off the healthy breasts of young girls? Believe you me, this will be an issue in #2024Election.

Gary also has some thoughts on Biden’s “Close to Sinful” remark.

Biden Lectures About Sin

In the middle of a banking crisis, a border crisis, a crime crisis, the opioid crisis, an inflation crisis, an environmental disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, and a war spiraling out of control in Europe, President Biden chose to sit down for an interview with Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

And the “big issue” making headlines from that interview is that the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, is really, really, really, very, very opposed to state laws protecting young children from mutilating, life-changing surgeries.

Referring to recent actions by officials in Florida to prevent transgender surgeries and powerful chemical treatments on children, Biden said, “What’s going on in Florida, is as my mother would say, ‘close to sinful.’ I mean, it’s just terrible what they’re doing.”

Protecting children from making life-altering decisions is “sinful” and “terrible”? Once again, Biden has it exactly backwards.

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Most of the world is rejecting this insanity for obvious reasons. (Here, here, here and here.) Sterilizing children, who cannot comprehend the serious consequences involved, is sinful. Profiteering off of confused children is sinful.

We do not need lectures from Joe Biden about “sin.”

This is a guy who gets up every morning trying to figure out how he can guarantee more dead innocent babies through abortion on demand.

This is a guy who routinely commits the sin of fomenting racial discord.

This is a guy who lies over and over again, even after he’s corrected.

By the way, Biden lied yet again during The Daily Show interview, claiming that he supported gay marriage as a high school senior in 1961. But he spoke out against it and voted against it for the next 50 years!

America deserves better than dishonest demagoguery.

Treasury Yields

After months of stonewalling, the Treasury Department has reportedly yielded to demands from Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to produce suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.

Keep in mind that right after the 2020 election, Hunter Biden admitted that he was under federal investigation for tax evasion. Six months ago, there were reports that the FBI had recommended charges to the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware.

That investigation was triggered in part by the sheer volume of suspicious activity reports, more than 150 according to CBS News, involving money from communist China and other nations flowing to the president’s son and other Biden family members.

Comer has also subpoenaed financial records from Bank of America related to one of Hunter’s business partners. According to Comer, those documents show that:

One company owned by a Biden associate received a $3 million wire from a Chinese energy company two months after Joe Biden left the vice presidency. Soon after, hundreds of thousands of dollars in payouts went to members of the Biden family . …

There were three different Biden family members that received a cut from the $3 million, including new Biden family members never before included in any of these investigations.

It’s too early to suggest that the “walls are closing in” on the Biden crime family. But at least the congressional investigation appears to be moving in the right direction.

Go Woke, Go Broke

As we noted yesterday, Silicon Valley Bank was deep into woke economics and the whole ESG (environmental, social and governance) charade. The bank was central to the left’s “Green New Deal agenda.”

In fact, the Washington Post frets that its collapse will set back the left’s efforts to combat climate change, noting that Silicon financed the majority of community solar projects and was the “go-to bank for clean tech start-ups.”

In other words, it was making loans to green projects that couldn’t get loans from other financial institutions when they saw their business plans.

That should tell you something.

One has to wonder, if Silicon Valley Bank had specialized in lending to oil and natural gas companies instead of “Big Green,” whether the Biden Administration would have moved so quickly to entirely cover all depositors. I strongly suspect the answer is “no.”

And when it came to hiring employees, Silicon Valley Bank put the left’s ideology above all else. It was all-in on gender and racial hiring quotas, and highlighted the fact that it covered “transgender reassignment surgery” as an “employee benefit.”

So, when people were standing in line frantically trying to get their funds out of the failing bank, how many were concerned with whether the bank had met is quotas for “Latinx” or “LGBTQ+” employees?

I’m guessing none because that has nothing to do with actual banking and finance!

Editor’s Note: Want to guess how much SVB gave to “BLM Movement and related causes”? One million? Ten million How about $73,450,000. Thank you, Charlie Kirk and the Claremont Institute!

Along The Stream

Stream contributor Joseph D’Hippolito says “Pope Francis Must Choose: LBGTQ Ideology or Children.”


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