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White House Lays A Brutal Social Security Fact-Check On Fox News And Sen. Ron Johnson

The Biden administration used Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) own words to slam dunk the senator and Fox News with a brutal fact-check on the issue of Social Security.

According to HuffPost, Fox started the back and forth with a posting on Twitter.

The conservative network in a post and linked story accused the White House of tripling down on what it described as President Joe Biden’s “false claims” in his State of the Union speech about “some Republicans” wanting to cut Social Security.

That led the White House to respond:

“Republican Senator Ron Johnson, in radio interviews today, said that Social Security was a ‘legal Ponzi scheme’ and that Social Security should have been privatized.”

In the video, Johnson clearly states that he considers Social Security to be a Ponzi scheme.

“That’s why what I talked about, for the first time around in 2010, I just laid out the reality of Social Security. It’s a legal Ponzi scheme. It is. I mean, it’s a pay-as-you-go system.”

Later in the day, Johnson dug the hole he was in even deeper, remarking:

“Privatizing Social Security. That was like the worst thing in the world. Well, you know, had we done it back then, you know, Social Security might be in a more stable position for younger workers.”

For decades, Republicans have wanted to cut both Social Security and Medicare so that older Americans will have to work in perpetuity and be unable to retire or afford the basic necessities of life. It’s part of their larger plan to please their corporate masters who want us working from cradle to grave for slave wages.

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WATCH Katie Porter Perfectly Counter GOP Lies About Border Security

At a hearing of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) used facts, logic, common sense, and motherly wisdom to completely destroy Republican talking points regarding the issue of drugs being smuggled into the United States via the border with Mexico.

Specifically, Porter pointed to the number of fentanyl seizures at the U.S.-Mexico border and the jump in those numbers beginning in June of 2020.

Just last week CBS News reported on the issue:

For years, the Sinaloa Cartel controlled most trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border. But officials from DHS’ investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) tell CBS News they’re tracking an uptick in activity by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG. “They [also] have the contacts to China and then furthermore, the distribution networks to get things across the United States, the smuggling networks,” one official added.

But these criminal networks rely on the cooperation of Americans, too. Data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission shows that between 2017–2021, 86% of fentanyl trafficking offenders were American citizens.

Directing a question to Chief Border Patrol Agent John Modlin, who was testifying as a witness at the hearing, Porter asked if he could explain the reason for the surge in fentanyl seizures. Modlin replied he couldn’t and had no idea why the numbers had increased.

Porter then noted that increased seizures are actually a sign of success because the more fentanyl that’s seized, the less will be on American streets.

“For me, as a mom, that is a sign of success. I don’t want that fentanyl in this country. It is dangerous and kills people and makes our community dangerous. And to me, this is a sign that our Border Patrol and our agents… are doing their jobs. What I find interesting is, despite success here, what we are seeing is an effort to characterize seizures as failures.”

For months, Republicans have been complaining about the rise in fentanyl seizures. Which makes you wonder, Would they prefer the drugs not be stopped at the border and wind up in our communities? They just want something they can try to blame on the Biden administration, but their lies are catching up with them.

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WATCH Fox’s Peter Doocy Get Slapped Down By National Security Expert John Kirby 

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy got his head handed to him Monday by National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby (who just so happens to be a retired Navy admiral), when the Fox reporter tried to suggest that President Joe Biden would rather allow oil companies to drill in Venezuela than the United States.

At the daily press briefing, Doocy asked Kirby:

“Why is it President Biden would rather let U.S. companies drill for oil in Venezuela than here in the U.S.?”

Kirby replied:

“That’s not an accurate take.”

Doocy insisted, “Earlier this month, he said no more drilling!”

Once again, Kirby set Doocy straight using facts:

“The president has issued 9,000 permits for drilling on U.S. federal lands. 9,000 being unused. There are plenty of opportunities for oil and gas companies to drill here in the United States.

“Our expectation is that there won’t be a whole lot of oil coming out of there and it will have to be shipped to the United States.”

Still not satisfied, Doocy inquired:

“Does the president think there is some benefit to the climate to drill oil in Venezuela and not here?”

And that’s when Kirby laid a verbal smackdown on Doocy, telling him:

“It has nothing to do with a benefit to the climate. Again, there are 9,000 unused permits here in the United States on federal land that oil and gas companies can and should take advantage of. 9,000! And we’re talking about one there in Venezuela.”

For two years now, Fox has been trying to suggest that Biden won’t allow Big Oil to drill in the United States. But that’s a enormous lie. So now they’re trying to reframe their BS and pretend that the administration would rather see drilling in Venezuela. However, that’s a massive lie, too, and Admiral Kirby let Doocy know he was spouting nonsense.

It’s so much fun watching someone use facts to counter crap.

Here’s the video:

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Fox News Accuses The Biden Administration Of Being ‘Too Pro-Christmas’

For years, Fox News and others on the right have suggested that liberals and progressives are antagonistic to anything religious or sacred, even going so far as to declare that there’s a “War on Christmas.”

Now, however, it seems Fox has decided that the Biden White House is “too pro-Christmas” and is overlooking Thanksgiving, according to Alex Henderson of AlterNet.

At 6 PM on Monday, November 21, Fox News announced its “all-American Christmas tree lighting.” But only four later, on far-right host Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, “The Ingraham Angle,” the following words appeared on the screen: “Biden White House Jumps the Gun on Christmas.”

Twitter quickly reminded Fox of their enormous hypocrisy.

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Gloves Off: Karine Jean-Pierre Puts MAGA Racists In Their Place With A Brilliant Comparison

The issue of race and racism has been in the news quite a lot over the past few days, thanks to two major news stories that have garnered lots of attention and commentary from all sides of the political spectrum.

The first story involves Kanye West (who now prefers to be called Ye) but will be referred to by his given name to avoid confusion.

Kanye decided it would be a great idea to make a incredibly insensitive antisemitic comment in which he basically declared war on Jewish people.

Specifically, West posted this on social media, and got his Twitter account suspended as a result:

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) is also in hot water for saying the following at a Trump rally over the weekend:

“I have never seen like the crime in this country. We all grew up respecting the police. Our moral values. Doing what we could do to help law enforcement in this country. The Democratic party, they have a majority, they could stop this crime today. Some people say, well, they’re soft on crime. No, they’re not soft on crime, they’re pro crime. They want crime. They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparations because they think the people that do the crime are owed that. Bulls***. They are not owed that.”

And now we have Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and and a Democrat, who made horrific comments that are also blatantly racist, The Los Angeles Times reports:

Behind closed doors, Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez made openly racist remarks, derided some of her council colleagues and spoke in unusually crass terms about how the city should be carved up politically.

The conversation remained private for nearly a year, until a leaked recording reverberated explosively Sunday and turned the focus of a sprawling metropolis toward Los Angeles City Hall.

Martinez is being pressured to resign her post, but Tuberville is under no such call from his GOP colleagues, which led a reporter to ask White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the Tuesday press briefing for her thoughts and those of President Joe Biden on the matter of Nury Martinez, to which she responded:

“Here’s the difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans. When a Democrat says something racist or antisemitic, we hold Democrats accountable. When a MAGA Republican says something racist or antisemitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds.”

That says it all, and perfectly.