DML Morning Briefing Wed. Jan. 27: Trump’s standing rises among Republicans, Biden’s radical agenda, cancel culture zooms, and more…
By Team DML
Today is January 27 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1 – Trump’s standing rises among Republicans
The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s standing among Republicans has slightly improved since leaving office, with about half of GOP respondents indicating in a new poll they’d like to see him play a significant role in the party’s future.
Fifty percent of Republican voters polled in the new Morning Consult survey said Trump should play a “major role” in the party, an increase of 9 percentage points since his supporters rioted at the U.S. Capitol after he addressed them and repeated unproven claims of election fraud.
Women drove the uptick with a 15-point surge among likely GOP female voters who say they wish to see Trump as a key player in the party’s future.
Wednesday’s survey also found 81 percent of Republicans have positive views of Trump, with more than half saying they hold strong feelings on the issue. On the night before his second impeachment by the U.S. House over his role in the rioting, 76 percent of Republicans said they viewed him favorably.
DML: Dems can’t escape from the MAGA movement!
2 – Biden Chief Of Staff Says Schools ‘Haven’t Made The Investments’ To Reopen Safely
The Daily Caller reports: White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Tuesday that most schools had not made the proper investments to ensure that it was safe for students to return to the classroom.
Klain told CNN’s Erin Burnett that the primary issue was money and that some schools were not able to reopen yet because they had not been able to make the necessary adjustments recommended by health officials.
Burnett quoted Democratic Colorado Governor Jared Polis as saying that schools were the safest place to be — a position that has been supported by a number of studies and even the CDC — and asked Klain why so many public schools were still closed.
“I will give you a word, money. That’s why the President of the United States sent a plan to Congress even before they took office to make the investments to make the school safe,” Klain said. “We need Congress to pass that plan to do the kinds of things you need to do so that the schools can be safe, so the teachers can be safe, so the students can be safe. Sadly, it costs money.”
DML: Just open the schools, the desks are still there waiting for the kids!
3 – Names of veteran Democrat, beloved ex-presidents erased from San Fran schools
Fox News reports: Not even revered former presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson are safe from “cancel culture,” it appears. The American icons were among a list of historical figures whose names will be removed from San Francisco’s public schools following a 6-1 vote by the school board Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Washington and Jefferson were both slave owners and Lincoln, who ended slavery, became controversial because critics claim he oppressed indigenous people. The presidents were among a long list of men and women whose namesake schools will soon be renamed. Others on the list include Francis Scott Key, who wrote the words to the national anthem, former presidents William McKinley, James Garfield, James Monroe, and Herbert Hoover, Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere and author Robert Louis Stevenson, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Even an elementary school named for current U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will be changed over allegations that she replaced a damaged Confederate flag outside of City Hall when she was the city’s mayor in 1986.
DML: Dems won’t be satisfied until they wipe America’s history totally off the map!
4 – Biden’s Asia Policy Czar Helped Found Group ‘Heavily Influenced by the CCP’
The Free Beacon reports: Joe Biden’s incoming Asia policy czar was a top leader at a nonprofit group that was bankrolled by the head of a Chinese propaganda front group and partnered with a Chinese foreign mission.
Kurt Campbell, a former Obama State Department official and businessman, was until August 2020 listed as board vice chairman of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation, ostensibly a nonprofit group that promotes student language exchanges with Beijing but whose leaders included prominent members of the Chinese government’s overseas propaganda fronts, according to State Department and Department of Justice records.
Campbell is slated to serve as the chief coordinator for President Joe Biden’s Asia policy on the National Security Council, but his leadership role with the foundation is raising concerns with China hawks in Washington. The foundation has promoted the Chinese army and China’s Belt and Road Initiative—deemed a national security threat by U.S. officials. It has also partnered with the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, an educational nonprofit organization that the State Department designated as a foreign mission last summer, citing its promotion of Beijing’s propaganda efforts to academics across the world.
In August 2017, the U.S.-China Strong Foundation appeared to celebrate the founding of the People’s Liberation Army on its Twitter account, writing, “Today is the 90th anniversary of the founding of China’s PLA!” and urging followers to read about a commemorating address by President Xi. The group also posted multiple favorable Twitter messages about China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a global infrastructure program that U.S. officials have decried as a national security risk.
DML: That video clip above says it all. In his own words.
5 – Trump’s ban from YouTube extended indefinitely
The New York Post reports: Former President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel will remain suspended indefinitely, the online video platform said Tuesday.
Trump was first banned from the Google-owned company Jan. 12 for at least a week in wake of the riot at the US Capitol. YouTube announced the extension of that suspension last week — before issuing yet another one Tuesday.
“In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will remain suspended,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said in a statement obtained by Politico. “Our teams are staying vigilant and closely monitoring for any new developments.”
DML: This is complete insanity!
6 – Democratic NYC mayoral candidate brags that some donors are unemployed, wants to defund NYPD
Fox News reports: A Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City who has called for slashing the NYPD’s budget in half bragged Tuesday that nearly a third of her campaign’s donors are unemployed.
“We are building a people powered movement that is making history,” Dianne Morales, a former nonprofit CEO, tweeted Monday night. “Our most frequent donation is just $10, the average donation is $52 and 30% of our donors are UNEMPLOYED. We don’t have to be beholden to special interests or big money. We don’t have to go ‘back to normal.’”
Residents have also been fleeing the city in droves amid the pandemic and due to rising crime, according to the New York Post. Roughly 300,000 households packed up and left between March and October 2020.
Morales has nevertheless called for cutting a whopping $3 billion from the city’s police department.
DML: And you woner why I just left New York?