The Morning Brew for Monday, June 14, 2021
Progressives Try Forcing Justice Breyer into the Sunset While Biden Does Away With "Mother" and America Celebrates Flag Day
Happy Flag Day!
Hope you are ready for another fun ride with the Morning Brew in hand. But beware. This first story may cause a spit-take.
Joe Biden at G7
Remember that rather funny Donald Trump balloon that protesters would fly whenever Trump was across the pond? America could have used that balloon to represent us at the G7.
On Sunday, Joe Biden confused Libya with Syria. Not once or twice but thrice.
For the record, Joe, Libya’s the country you, Hillary and Obama overthrew, ushering in a rebirth of the African slave trade. Syria’s the country you and Obama drew a red line in, then ignored it and let Putin get a foothold in the Middle East for the first time in a generation.
But here’s a clip that’s raising some eyebrows. Listen at the end. He’s asked about sanctions. His voice drops to a raspy whisper. “A hundred and twenty days,” he says. “Gimme a break. It takes time.”
By golly, when did Joe Biden turn into Clint Eastwood?
In Today’s Episode of “Did You Vote for This?” Biden Admin Cancels “Mother”
Speaking of Biden and the movies. I’ve got a quick quiz: What’s the difference between Joe Biden and Norman Bates? One did away with “Mother.” The other runs a motel. (Have at it, meme-makers.)
Now, for those who voted for Joe Biden, a serious question. Did you vote to eliminate “mothers”? Because even from his basement I don’t recall Biden saying that within five months of taking office he would replace “mothers” with “birthing people.” Had he proposed that, even the dead in Pennsylvania would have checked another box.
But that is precisely what Biden in his new budget proposal does. It’s found in the section named “Investing in Public Health Infrastructure.” $200 million being proposed to tackle the “high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people.” (Emphasis added.)
Rep. Jason Smith asked Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young about it.
“Can you tell me what that means?”
“There are certain people who do not have gender identities that apply to female or male so we think our language needs to be more inclusive.”
.@RepJasonSmith on 'birthing people': "I've never heard the term before. Can you explain what it means?"
Acting OMB Director Young: "There are certain people who do not have gender identities that apply to female or male so we think our language needs to be more inclusive." pic.twitter.com/0SgO1r7AMR
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 9, 2021
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) then asked HHS Secretary Becerra about it … just in case OMB folks had gotten loopy and messed with the text of the budget proposal. No such luck.
SEN. LANKFORD: "Can you help me get a good definition of 'birthing people?'"
BECERRA: "We're trying to be precise in the language that's used."
SEN. LANKFORD: "Mom is a pretty good word. That's worked for a while." pic.twitter.com/tE6uBPQFVM
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 11, 2021
Asked Sen. Lankford, “Can you help me get a good definition of ‘birthing people?'”
Becerra replied, “We’re trying to be precise in the language that’s used.”
“Mom is a pretty good word,” countered Lankford, “That’s worked for a while.”
By the way, just six shopping days until “Siring People” Day.
AOC Joins Push to Get Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire
Progressives have launched an all-out effort to pressure liberal Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. Yes. They are now targeting liberal justices.
Breyer’s sin? Two-fold:
- In a speech at Harvard in April, he blasted the Democratic dream of packing the court.
- He’s old.
After decades of liberal domination of the court, liberals cannot handle the fact the court (supposedly) now leans conservative. Rather than wait for Democratic presidents to have openings to naturally occur, they want to toss away history and simply add a mess of new liberal justices. Echoing the late Supreme Court legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Breyer explained why court packing is an abysmal idea.
If that doesn’t anger the left enough. They’re also scared of his wrinkles. Stephen Breyer is going to be 83 in August. They don’t want the same thing that happened to RBG to happen to Breyer. RBG didn’t retire during Obama’s term, assuming Hillary would win. She died last year, giving Trump the opportunity to name his third Justice, Amy Coney Barrett.
So, with a good chance of losing the Senate in 2022, which would force Biden to go with a more moderate choice, and 2024 no guarantee despite Big Tech’s best efforts, they’re coming at Breyer with both barrels. A New York Times op-ed, the Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic. And now AOC, who told CNN Sunday she’s “inclined to say yes” to wanting Breyer shipped home.
Fortunately, Justice Breyer is spitting in the face of the pressure. According to the New York Times, Breyer is ethically opposed to the idea. He believes retiring for political reasons would compromise the court and increase political division.
Meanwhile, Breyer can look on the bright side: At least they ain’t accusing him of rape … yet.
World’s Tallest Roller Coast Opens in New Jersey
Yeah, we can talk about the G7. But let’s open with G-forces. After a year’s captivity caused by the COVID lockdowns, the Jersey Devil has been unleashed.
Billed as the World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, The Jersey Devil opened Sunday at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
🚨THIS IS NOT A DRILL🚨
— Great Adventure (@SFGrAdventure) June 13, 2021
According to the park’s website, the Jersey Devil is 13 stories high, has a 130 foot drop and hits speeds of 60 miles an hour. So would you ride that coaster? My heart says yes. My stomach says, “Do it and I’ll call in a favor from some Jersey mobsters.”
It’s Flag Day!
Today’s Flag Day. Disturb an MSNBC host, and fly Old Glory proudly!
And Finally, “The U.S. Vote Leak Theory”
A modest proposal on a Monday morning.
Since including the “e-word” still gets posts slowed and saying “e-word f-r-a-u-d” gets posts stomped by Big Tech, I propose trying something new when talking about the 2020 E.
The sudden acceptance of the “Wuhan Lab Leak Theory” after a year of similar censorship is our inspiration. Perhaps we can get away with “The US Vote Leak Theory.” This theory holds that a bunch of votes leaked into one guy’s campaign from heaven knows where and a bunch of votes for the other guy leaked away from the official tallies by God knows who.
So “The US Vote Leak Theory” it is.
I say this half in jest. But also in the righteous anger that in America we cannot even freely talk about our own E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N without the goose-stepping goons of Silicon Valley descending on our digital necks.
So what is the latest in the world of the U.S. Voter Leak Theory? The Biden DOJ is on the prowl. AZ is on the move, and according to Rasmussen, a majority of Americans believe cheating impacted November’s results. See my article “AG Takes Aim at State Audits, AZ Nears End of Hand Recount, and More Americans See ‘Trump Won’,“ just posted to The Stream.
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Up on The Stream
The madness of the left helped drive Dave Rubin to the right. Hear him explain his fascinating journey in “Why Talk Show Host Dave Rubin Walked Away From the Left.” Up now on The Stream.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl on Twitter and Parler, if his Twitter account is restored. You can also follow him @StreamingAl on Gab and MeWe.