For those just tuning in, I’m a veteran public school teacher with 34 years of middle and high school teaching under my belt. But don’t hold that against me. It was lonely as one of very few conservatives in every school I worked in. After retiring in 2015, I mentored first and second year teachers for two years. Now, I’m doing something that I was compelled to do since Trump was elected. The libs and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) have been losing their minds and are spewing lies everyday about our President. I felt I had to do something, so this podcast was born. The motto of Be the Light Daily is Bringing God into the World of Politics. I’ve combined my love of the Lord, with my passion for politics, and my outrage at the left’s attempts to destroy our President and our nation.
So, that’s a little about me and the show. Today our topic is Rule by Idiocracy, Impeachment, & Why Trump Will Win 4 More Years. An idiocracy is exactly what it sounds like. It is government rule by a bunch of idiots. If that sounds unkind or un-Christian, I’m sorry to offend you. That is not my intent. But, I am extremely offended by the individuals you’ll hear from who don’t seem to have two brain cells to rub together, and yet they have the audacity to tell us how to live our lives and are determined to remove our President from office by any means necessary.
There is such a thing as righteous anger. Jesus showed anger when he cleared the temple of the moneychangers. Now, I’m not trying to compare myself to Jesus. I wouldn’t think of doing such a thing. But there are times, like the destruction of our Constitution and the delegitimizing of our President, when I think a little righteous indignation and anger is appropriate.
Let’s talk about some of our leaders. Members of congress are paid $176,000 a year, with Senate and House leadership raking in $193,400 per year. And, Nancy Pelosi, as House Speaker makes $223,000 a year. Now, to add some context to those numbers, let me just say after obtaining both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education, and after 34 years of teaching, I never broke into the $70,000 range. I think the most I made was $69,000 a year and that was in 2015. I’m sure some of you make even less. You have to ask yourself, What are we paying for? And, when you hear some of the things these people say everyday, you’ll wonder why we pay them at all.
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Let’s begin with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. Apparently she has one of the highest turnover rates for employees. Here’s Brett Baier at Fox explaining.
Whoa! Apparently she’s not an ideal boss, and she sounds rather arrogant and haughty. In fact, once a staffer recounted a phone call to the Congresswoman asking for a meeting on how best she could serve Jackson Lee. Here’s what the Congresswoman said to the staffer: “What? What did you say to me? Who are you, the Congresswoman? You haven’t been elected. You don’t set up meetings with me! I tell you! You know what? You are the most unprofessional person I have ever met in my life.”
Another staffer tells of time when Jackson Lee told her, “I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.” Hmmm, someone needs to tell the congresswoman she is a public servant. She is supposed to humbly serve us. And, someone should point her to Proverbs 16:18 which says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Anyway, let’s continue our discussion of Sheila Jackson Lee. Do any of you remember when she was on a trip to California to see the Mars Pathfinder Operation Center? The Congresswoman asked if the Pathfinder had been able to take a picture of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong in 1969. Keep in mind that at the time she made these comments she was a member of the House Science Committee, but had confused Mars and the Moon! But, as they say, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! Here’s a little montage of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s greatest hits.
Okay, first of all VietNam is one country and has been since 1976. Marshall law has nothing to do with passing bills. The deadly hurricane that hit the east coast in 2012 was called Superstorm Sandy, not Sandy Hook. It’s Governor Christie not Crispy, and Sheila Jackson Lee has never been a slave. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in 1863. If Jackson Lee claims she is a free slave, that would make her 157 years old.
True, listening to Lee’s faux pas moments can make you chuckle or shake your head, but what we shouldn’t do is shrug it off. Besides the utter outrage that this woman is making nearly 200 grand each year she works in Congress, she is also a rabid leftist. And, she is a member who has called for President Trump’s impeachment for quite some time. In March of 2019 prior to the Mueller report’s release, Jackson Lee called for Donald Trump’s impeachment based on the theory that Trump colluded with Russia to win the Presidency in 2016. Well, she was way wrong on Russian collusion and obstruction of justice. But that hasn’t stopped the Congresswoman from rushing to judgment on the newest coup attempt: the supposed quid pro quo with Ukraine. Yes, this woman, whose statements lead one to infer that she is not very bright, has voted to impeach President Trump.
How about Representative Hank Johnson, from the great state of Georgia? I remember the first time I heard the name Hank Johnson. I was watching newsclips online when I came across something I thought had to be a joke, but friends, it was real. The Georgia Congressman asked Adm. Robert Willard, Head of the US Pacific fleet, a question regarding a planned military buildup on the island of Guam. Remember, what you are about to hear is not a joke. Here’s the audio.
What does one say to something so ignorant? Admiral Willard was a trooper, though. He managed to keep a “mostly straight” face while responding to the Congressman’s absurd notion that overpopulation on Guam would cause the island to tip over.
We could just chalk this up to a one off, but unfortunately, Congressman Johnson speaks a lot and much of what he has to say leaves one asking How did this guy get into Congress? Here’s a short montage of what I’m talking about:
Are you getting the idea, folks. Remember, he’s being paid $174,000 a year for these gems.
So, why should you care about Hank Johnson? Well, here’s what he said about our President. “Americans elected an authoritarian, anti-immigrant, racist strong man to the nation’s highest office. Donald Trump and his Make America Great Again followers, who want to return America back to a time when white men and white privilege were unchallenged and where minorities and women were in their place.” His last sentence wasn’t a sentence at all. That is what is known as a fragment. Sorry. Former English teacher. Can’t help it.
Johnson went on to malign people like you and me who voted for Donald Trump. He said, “Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart, caused by economic despair.” I don’t know what he’s talking about. Do you folks? We are living in the best economy in decades, and most of us have jobs. Additionally, most of us may not be college educated, but we have wisdom brought on by accepting the challenges of life and persevering. Personally, I wouldn’t want a college degree if it meant I sounded as ignorant as the Congressman often does.
Let’s move on to everyone’s favorite, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Waters can best be described as dim-witted, corrupt, and dangerous. Let’s begin with her lack of intelligence. The congresswoman once compared Donald Trump to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. The very fact that she cannot distinguish between a tyrant who imprisons and starves his own people, and even had his uncle executed with an anti-aircraft gun, and our President who is intent on making America great again, displays her extreme partisanship as well as her ignorance.
But let’s just put a cherry on top of Auntie Maxine’s sheer stupidity. First, she has trouble with names. For example, she once called Kim Jong Un Kim Jon OoM. One would think that a congressional leader would know how to pronounce the names of world leaders. Not Maxine, though. She also mispronounced Putin’s name while giving a speech in 2018 to the California Democrat Party Convention. She asked, “Mr. President, why have you refused to criticize Validimore Putin.” Really? Was she perhaps thinking of the evil Voldemort, of Harry Potter fame? Who knows, but she reminds one of the Reverend Al Sharpton, a weekend host at MSNBC, who can’t seem to pronounce names to save his life.
We’re not done with the congresswoman yet, though. Once while on an anti-Trump rant, Waters said, “And knowing that he’s responsible for supplying the bombs that killed innocent children and families in, um, in, um…” Someone behind her finally whispered, “Aleppo,” to which she added, “Yeah, Aleppo.” Undeterred, she continued her speech saying, “And the fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.” Let’s examine that sentence. First, it is not a sentence; it’s a fragment. But, more importantly, Putin is not advancing into Korea. What was she talking about? I think we can all agree that Maxine Waters is not very bright.
Regarding Waters’ corruption, get this. The liberal organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), named her one of the most corrupt members of Congress. Here’s what they wrote, “In the midst of a national financial catastrophe, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) used her position as a senior member of Congress and of the House Financial Services Committee to prevail upon Treasury officials to meet with OneUnited Bank. She never disclosed that her husband held stock in the bank. This outrageous conduct has led Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to include the congresswoman as one of the Most Corrupt Members of Congress.” Further, CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said, “By contacting then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to request a meeting, allegedly for a group of minority-owned banks, but then arranging for only one bank – OneUnited, in which she had a financial interest – to attend, Rep. Waters violated House conflict of interest rules.” The actions taken by Congresswoman Waters definitely indicate a corrupt nature and stupidity.
But why did I call her dangerous? Well, a case can be made that an imbecile who is corrupt and has power is very dangerous. And, unfortunately, she has been a vocal opponent of the President’s, calling for impeachment nearly from the beginning of his term. This is dangerous for our democratic republic. The founders only wanted impeachment used for the most egregious offenses a President might involve himself in, not because of policy differences or a personality conflict.
But, beyond this, Waters–mimmicking Obama’s “get in their faces during Thanksgiving” speech–has called for a similar response to members of Trump’s cabinet. Listen to this clip.
And yes, robotic, leftist activists have harassed the President’s cabinet members out of restaurants, public places, and their homes. Think Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Mitch McConnell. Despicable as that has been, the activists then moved on to conservative TV hosts like Tucker Carlson and anyone wearing a MAGA hat or Trump attire. This indeed is very dangerous and unconstitutional. Dangerous because people have been physically assaulted by these activists, and unconstitutional because her directive to leftists in which she shouted, “You get out and you create a crowd…and you push back on them,” violates the first amendment freedom of speech clause. Americans are entitled to work for whomever they wish and promote any political ideology they want without fear of physical and verbal assault. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t congressional members take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States? We need to look into the consequences for congressional members who violate their oath of office. That’s something positive you and I can do to support President Trump.
So, by now I guess it wouldn’t surprise you to learn that Maxine Waters also believes she’s a messianic figure. While speaking at an African American church she had this to say, “You’ve gotta know that I’m here to do the work that I was sent to do, and as pastor said to me when I came in this morning, when God sends you to do something, you just do it!” Hmmm, I don’t think God sends people to do things that are corrupt and involve lying and harassment. II Corinthians reminds us, “Such people are false apostles and dishonest workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. It is no great surprise then that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” Amen!
Okay, this podcast would be remiss if I didn’t include one of the newest members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Let’s begin with her New Green Deal. I remember when I read it, I turned to my husband and said, “This thing reads like a research paper put together by a high school student, one which I would have marked up and given back to the student with a remark like, ‘This is too simplistic. Where are the details and specifics.'”
In an article for the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro outlines the basics of the New Green Deal. He writes, “The proposal calls for the United States to be free of carbon emissions within 10 years without the use of nuclear power. It calls for every building in the United States to be replaced or retrofitted in green fashion. It calls for universal healthcare, free college education, the replacement of airplanes with high-speed trains, charging stations ‘everywhere’…replacement of ‘every combustion-engine vehicle,’ government-provided jobs, family and medical leave, vacations, retirement security, and the abolition of ‘farting cows.’ It also calls for total ‘economic security’ for anyone unable or unwilling to work.’” A salary for anyone unwilling to work? Really? If this isn’t ignorant, I don’t know what is. But, it makes sense if you’re a communist. Everyone gets the same amount of money with no incentive to work harder; thus, some opt to not work very hard or not at all.
The Bible tells us what happens to those unwilling to work. II Thessalonians 3:10 reads in part, “…The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” This may seem harsh, but it warns believers of the consequences of idleness and laziness.
Okay, let’s get back to AOC’s foolishness. It seems every time this woman opens her mouth, she puts her foot in it. For example, remember when AOC said she was excited to be “inaugurated and start signing bills.” For the record, ONLY the President is inaugurated, and ONLY the President signs bills.
Here’s a short montage of some of her greatest hits.
So why should we care about a young, idiotic member of Congress? Well, she and the squad are the ones who have pushed Nancy Pelosi into the impeachment drama we’ve been suffering through for the last four months. Keep that in mind.
That, my friends, is all we have time for today, but in part II of Rule by Idiocracy, Impeachment, and Why Trump Will Win 4 More Years, we will discuss Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Michael Bloomberg. So stay tuned, and remember to Be the Light Daily!