Former Facebook insider Alex Stamos tells @brianstelter: "We have to turn down the capability of these Conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences... There are people on YouTube for example that have a larger audience than daytime CNN." pic.twitter.com/gP0XtnjhCQ— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 17, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Help me understand why people vote for:— Julio Gonzalez - juliogonzalez.com (@TaxReformExpert) January 17, 2021
1. Higher tax rates
2. Losing jobs to China
3. Weak military
4. Borders without safety
5. Life without religious freedom
6. Big Tech control
7. Dependency on oil from foreign countries
8. More regulation
9. Unfair trade
By Matt Rooney
Governor Murphy’s incompetent social justice-driven COVID-19 decisions are raising eyebrows and killing the most vulnerable across New Jersey’s 21 counties, Save Jerseyans.
But I think it’s an underdiscussed point that his vaccine “strategy” isn’t simply failing the obvious populations (notably the eldlery and LTC patients) but its also under-serving his own base residing in some of the state’s most coronavirus-vulnerable communities.
Our friend the Woke Zombie tweeted a graph on Friday of the percentage of the population vaccinated in each county to date. There’s a definite pattern:
Populous, diverse and dense “blue” counties under Democrat control for many years, and in some cases decades – Hudson (#21), Mercer (#20), Union (#18), Passaic (#16), Middlesex (#15), and Essex (#13) – are all in the bottom half. The media and leftwing politicians routinely cite studies showing Hispanic and black communities are harder hit by COVID-19 than the general population. Black Americans are being vaccinated at a lower rate than whites. Some hardcore leftists and academics have even suggested it’s important to prioritizeby race.
Let’s accept – for the sake of argument – that a non-racially neutral vaccine strategy is ethical and appropriate (the situation is obviously far more complicated in reality, but holding Democrats to reality is always a challenge).
What is Phil “Woke Even If We Go Broke” Murphy doing about it?
Not much based upon the available numbers thus far, folks.
At its current pace of about 1,000 vaccine per day, it would take Essex County (home of Newark) over two years to vaccinate the entire population. Experts don’t think everyone needs the shot to achieve herd immunity but this napkin math illustrates the challenge ahead – and how far short the Murphy Administration is falling.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The following is from our friends at Save Jersey, reprinted with permission:
Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-25) was among the public officials who expressed outrage this week concerning the Murphy Administration’s continued strange priorities when it comes to who gets vaccinated and when.
The latest: on Wednesday, the Democrat regime decided that the state’s 116,000 public school teachers are eligible ahead of smokers for early vaccination.
“I am appalled that the Murphy administration would prioritize people who make the life choice to smoke cigarettes to receive the vaccine before our teachers and daycare employees on the front lines every day,” said Bergen, a self-professed former smoker. “I know how hard it is to quit and how serious the health effects of smoking can be. With that said, it is a personal choice to smoke and people should not get ahead in line for a vaccine because they chose a lifestyle that puts them at a higher risk.”
New Jersey has the nation’s worst COVID-19 death rate but consistently ranks in the bottom 50% of states for the percentage of vaccines doses in its possession which have been distributed.
Late in 2020, the Murphy Administration began vaccinating prisoners ahead of some veterans home residents. The deaths at one North Jersey state-run home is currently the subject of a grand jury probe.
New, massive fencing going up outside the Capitol. The eight foot, non-scalable fence is gone. Now, a 12-foot wall is going up. pic.twitter.com/pOdA1paq4Z— Pete Muntean (@petemuntean) January 14, 2021
As the legacy of #BeBest comes to a close at the @WhiteHouse, we must continue to give a voice to our Nation's children & the issues that impact their lives. It's the values & spirit of the American people that inspired Be Best & it's those values that will carry on its mission. pic.twitter.com/fRBTWphmlj— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 15, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Not loking very chipper. And NO questions!
As Biden walks out of press briefing, reporter calls out question asking if he feels safe about his inauguration based on intelligence he's received— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 15, 2021
"Yes," he says https://t.co/xhUUdPTHtQ pic.twitter.com/Q2ThdHJdMI
We've been thinking about these suburban voters (mostly women) who voted for Biden.
Many of them say they voted for President Tump in 2016. And the demographics (presupposing there really are valid demographics for this allegedly crooked election) would seem to bear them out, at least in some cases. Previously, we were told they voted for Trump because they were worried about safety and security. This time, the argument goes, it was mostly about decency and civility and what they supposedly saw as Trump's lack thereof. Plus, those unending Covid fears. And it's a safe bet that among the married women in this group, more than a few husbands were influenced to turn left.
Who are these people? Well, they're mostly college educated. And they're insulated. Comfortably insulated.