Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.
Michael, on May 8th there’s a really good article in The Wall Street Journal. You and I talk about themes, and then every so often an article comes about that really does a great job of articulating the theme that you and I talked about at a high level.
And then the articles elucidate on that same thing. And this one is written by Andy Kessler, The Wall Street Journal, and he is generally a very good writer. But the title of it is The Biden Loyalty Machine. And this gets into why the country seems to be going in the wrong direction on every single matter.
What issue can you identify that is important, where we’re not going in the wrong direction, and it’s for the average person. Let’s be sure we’re clear here, for the average person. Energy prices are going up, and inflation, in general, is going up. Crime is going up.
Illegal immigration is going up. Fentanyl deaths are now past 100,000. That’s double what they were just a few years ago. And to put that into perspective, we lost about 55,000 brave men and women in the Vietnam War, and we’re losing twice that many every year to Fentanyl.
The Biden administration seems to be uninterested in doing anything. Then you have the ridiculous idea of the government setting up a Ministry of Truth, which is so funny, claiming it’s the opposite of what it is, which, of course, is what George Orwell’s Minister of Truth did [in Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984].
But this article talks about the different people and the loyalty that you have to have. It starts with what Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote in a 2019 ruling: presidents are not kings. This means that they do not have subjects bound by loyalty or blood whose destiny they are entitled to control.
Well, that’s a good point. Problem is that when you look at the Biden administration and you look at the people who are the leaders of the administration, you have, for example, Janet Yellen, who is the Treasury Secretary, which is an incredibly important position.
And here’s what she says: ‘The treasury is launching a treasury-wide equity review of building a more equitable, especially a more racially equitable, economy.’
When somebody decides that their job is to do something that is different than their primary job and then their primary job, they completely fail, what should you do with that person?
I mean, if the goal of a ball carrier is to gain yardage and the ball carrier decides that their job is to run plays and pass the ball, and every time you hand them the ball, they throw it, and half the time it gets intercepted, you’re probably going to put that person on the bench or get rid of them and off the team.
But no, Janet Yellen is doing exactly what Biden wants. And then there’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, where we have the supply chain shortages across the country. And by the way, they are not getting better. They’re not getting better. And so you would think that Buttigieg would be focusing on that.
But no, what Buttigieg says is that our highways are racist and he’s going to fix them with a trillion dollars of bipartisan infrastructure. By the way, over a trillion dollars of that infrastructure bill that was voted on which shouldn’t be called an infrastructure bill support bill – it hadn’t been spent yet.
And the money that’s going to drive further inflation has yet to hit the economy. Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission.
I get a newsletter. The number of stocks this year in the last 12 months, the number of stocks on the Nasdaq that have lost more than 50 percent of their value is the highest it’s ever been. Gensler’s job is to protect the mom-and-pop investor. And so what is he doing?
He’s demanding that companies make proper climate change disclosures, including direct greenhouse emissions as well as emissions from upstream and downstream activities. And in the value chain, the federal reserve is supposed to keep interest rates, keep inflation down and keep unemployment down.
Those two things are what they are tasked to do. They say we’re going to strengthen the federal reserve, focus on racial economic equity and we’ll also extend to climate risks. And so what you have, if you look all across the Biden administration’s top people, they’re not focused on the jobs that they are supposed to do, and in so doing, they fail miserably to do what they are supposed to do.
And here’s my question, Michael and this is kind of the conclusion I have here. At what point do people who take an oath of office, at what point will they be held or should they be held not just impeachable but criminally liable for not upholding the law that they swear to uphold?
The president of the United States, his oath of office says that he will faithfully execute the laws of the United States. That’s what it says. I wonder whether or not Mueller said Trump could be indicted for obstruction of justice. If that’s true, can these people be indicted for failing to keep their oath? To me, it’s a very important question.
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