Former police chief: New York Times publishes “real” fake news after Biden nominee withdraws from key post

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WASHINGTON, DC- Several weeks ago, Law Enforcement Today, and other outlets warned about Biden’s nominee to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and her radical roots.

After Saule Omarova withdrew her nomination for the post, the New York Times wasted no time in doing a complete spin-job on the development, according to the Washington Examiner.

Not only did the Times spin it, they actually published false information.

“Saule Omarova,” the Times wrote Tuesday, “a Cornell Law professor whom President Biden picked for a key banking regulator job, is withdrawing from consideration for the post. Bank lobbyists and Republicans painted her as a communist because she was born in the Soviet Union.” [emphasis added] This was a lie.

There were a number of reasons Republicans (and five Democrats, by the way) opposed her elevation to a key financial position, in which she would have had authority over some 1,200 financial institutions.

She was opposed because of her stated desire to implement a number of radical policies, among them nationalizing the banking system.

Moreover, she also…according to her own words, as well as written policy positions…sought to implement “a complete federal takeover of all wages, gas, and food prices.”

She believed, the Examiner wrote, that a behemoth government agency should exercise control over all capital and credit in the United States. That was why she was opposed. Her policies, however, did have communist underpinnings.

Omarova spoke in glowing terms about the former Soviet Union’s economic policies, which on top of her stated goal of bankrupting the oil industry only added fuel to the fire.

The Times’ argument falls even flatter when you consider that another woman born in the former USSR…Jelena McWilliams…was approved for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation only three years ago in a bipartisan 69-24 vote.

Contained within the text of the Times story, it didn’t get much better. It read as follows:

“Saule Omarova, a Cornell Law School professor whom critics painted as a communist after President Biden picked her for a key banking regulator job, is withdrawing from consideration for the post.”

Continuing, “Ms. Omarova, who grew up in the former Soviet Union, faced months of criticism from Republicans and bank lobbyists who cast her as a threat to the American economy…Republicans in Congress [claimed] that both her academic work and her Soviet origins should disqualify her.”

The Times didn’t only target Republicans in their screed. They also accused the Wall Street Journal of publishing an editorial hit piece “suggesting that Ms. Omarova’s Soviet childhood meant that she could not be trusted.”

This was another case of playing fast and loose with the facts, whereby the Journal, just as Republicans had done used Omarova’s own words against her.

The Times report did acknowledge deep in the story that five Senate Democrats had also opposed her nomination, including Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mark Warner (D-VA). Like their Republican colleagues, the Democrats were likewise concerned by Omarova’s own words.

However, as the Examiner notes, the Times gave the Democrats a pass, insisting their opposition was rooted, unlike Republicans, in “policy and ideological differences.”

Policy and ideological differences, despite the claims by the Times, played a significant role in Republicans’ opposition to her nomination. For example, in a 2019 missive, she claimed:

“Until I came to the U.S., I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world. Say what you will about the old U.S.S. Ro, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always know best,” an absurd statement.

She continued, “I never claimed women and men were treated absolutely equally in every facet of Soviet life [they weren’t]. But people’s salaries were set (by the state) in a gender-blind manner. And all women got very generous maternity benefits. Both things are still a pipe dream in our society!”

It is a matter of historical fact that the Soviet Union was an oppressive, poor, manufacturing-deficient group of countries. Omarova is correct about one thing, as noted by the Examiner…”[we] all suffered equally!”

The Republicans made it known loudly and clearly what their objections to Omarova were, and the fact she was born in the USSR and therefore a communist wasn’t one of them. The Times had to be aware of that. Apparently, they didn’t care, only having interest in apparently pushing a false narrative.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to reports, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is refusing to give the U.S. Senate her thesis on Karl Marx. 

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Her thesis on Marxism was completed while being a student at Moscow State University. The nominee, Saule Omarova, was born in the Soviet Union in what is now called Kazakhstan and graduated from Moscow State University in 1989.

As of recent, she has pointed to the USSR’s practices, even tweeting about the gender pay gap and citing that the USSR is a better model. 

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, asked Omarova for the document and other papers she omitted from a disclosure package that is standard for nominees to submit to the Senate. Toomey asked for the documents by October 13th.

Amanda Gonzalez Thompson, a spokesperson for the Republicans on the panel, stated that Omarova did not hand over the requested papers. Thompson said:

“Ms. Omarova has time to attack Republicans in an interview with the Financial Times, but she can’t bother to comply with a Banking Committee requirement that nominees, regardless of their political party or ideology, submit copies of their writings.”

Thompson added:

“We certainly hope she reconsiders so Senators have the information necessary to fulfill their constitutional duty to advise and consent on appointments.”

In the interview, Omarova claimed she is being held to a different standard because she was born in Kazakhstan. She told the Financial Times:

“I am an easy target: an immigrant, a woman, a minority. I don’t look like your typical comptroller of the currency, I have a different history. I am easy to demonize and vilify.”

Asked if some of the criticism against her was racist, Omarova said yes. Thompson said in a statement:

“What a classic response from the extreme left. When they can’t defend their bad ideas, they resort to accusing critics of being racist misogynists.”

Thompson argued that such requests are a common part of the vetting process and other candidates have faced similar requests from committees in the past. Omarova’s thesis, titled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” remains an item of interest. On October 6th, Toomey wrote:

“While it appears that you have deleted any reference to your thesis in the version of your curriculum vitae (CV) that is currently available on the Cornell Law School website, the paper appeared on your CV as recently as April 2017.”

Toomey said on the Senate floor that his opposition to Omarova stems from her ideas and policy proposals, not her background. He also stated that he does not believe her country of origin factors into consideration for her nomination. Toomey said:

“I also pointed out that some of the most wonderful, loyal, and greatest Americans that I’ve ever met are Americans who happen to have been born and raised behind the Iron Curtain and come to this country.

The fact of her background has no bearing whatsoever on my judgment about how profoundly misguided the policies she has advocated are and it is perfect appropriate for us to examine those policies.”

A number of officials have written to voice opposition to Omarova’s nomination, pointing to other comments she has made in which she laid out her intention to reshape “the basic architecture and dynamics of modern finance.”

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Maher: Hey Biden – “How are we going to ‘build back better’ if we have no workers and no supplies?”

October 11th, 2021

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

On Friday, October 8th, HBO’s “Real Time” host, Bill Maher posed the question many are asking themselves, how the Build Back Better bill will help the economy when there is a shortage of workers and building supplies are being held up in supply chain issues. 

Maher said:

“It’s interesting because I keep reading about the Build Back Better bill. They want — we can’t — we don’t have enough workers, even if we passed it tomorrow. And because all of these supply chain problems, we don’t have building supplies. So, how are we going to build back better if we have no workers and no supplies.”

He added:

“It’s a good idea, though. It’s always a good idea.”

For months, President Joe Biden has been touting his false claim that his multitrillion-dollar spending agenda, that is the Build Back Better bill and his infrastructure bill, would cost the country “zero” dollars. In an appearance in Michigan, as he gave a speech promoting both, he said:

“Best of all, the cost of these bills, in terms of adding to the deficit, is zero. Zero. Zero.”

The president repeated his widely-mocked “zero” cost talking point, even though fact checkers from the establishment media have called him out on the dubious claim.

Even the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler gave Biden “Two Pinocchios” for his claim, point out that the Congressional Budget Office reported the infrastructure bill alone would add $256 billion to the deficit over 10 years. 

Politifact also questioned Biden’s assertion, noting that the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget had estimated the infrastructure plan would add $400 billion to the deficit. 

Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion entitlement spending agenda is not yet set, especially since the administration is already floating lowering the proposed spending levels closer to $2 trillion. Left-wing Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) also stated that the $3.5 trillion piece of legislation will cost “nothing.” She said:

“The first thing I would say is, it’s actually not. Whatever the umber is, it’s not that number because we’re paying for the whole thing and so you could say it’s a $0 bill because we’re going to actually tax corporations and the wealthiest individuals to pay for those things.”

Jayapal went on to say that it is essential to put Biden’s agenda in place and every Democrat should make sure that happens. She added:

“I think it’s absolutely unthinkable to vote no on the president’s agenda and that’s the Build Back Better Act. And that’s why we’re saying, let’s get this done. We need a couple, a little but more time, just maybe two weeks, three weeks. But, we can do this.”

She said:

“And we can show that we, as the Democratic Party, can deliver for the people when they gave us the House, the Senate and the White House based on a set of promises we made.”

At the end of September, the Build Back Better legislative agenda stalled as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delayed the House vote. Pelosi’s roadblock for passing the bill came from House progressives, who said they would block the bill if it came to a vote that Thursday, September 30th.

Despite Biden’s proposed tax hikes on corporations and families making over $400,000 a year, it remains highly unlikely the final legislation will raise enough revenue to make his record spending levels end at zero.

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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