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The Six Questions Democrats Dread on Their August Recess

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While August is typically the month where legislators look forward to escaping the DC heat and heading home on their “August Recess,” given the cascade of disasters occurring under Democrat leadership, this year’s recess may be no vacation for Congressional Democrats. Indeed, Democrats in Congress are almost certainly dreading returning to their districts to face their enraged constituents. Much like the angry reactions seen at Democrat townhalls across the nation in 2009 following the passage of Obamacare, this summer’s recess is likely to bring them an earful.

Here are six big questions Democrats are praying they can squirm out of answering at their next townhall.

1. Why isn’t Congress doing more to mitigate the disaster in Afghanistan and hold the Biden administration accountable for their failures?

After the absolute catastrophe that has unfolded in Afghanistan over the few weeks, even the liberal media have asked Biden administration officials some tough questions. It’s difficult to see images of people cramming themselves into wheel wells of aircraft or desperately throwing small children over razor wire into the arms of U.S. service members and not feel outraged at President Biden for overseeing such a calamity and doing little to alleviate it.

But Congressional Democrats have done their best anyway to provide cover for Biden and his team, with Nancy Pelosi saying that the President “is to be commended for his clarity of purpose.” If his purpose was to allow the complete disintegration of everything the United States has attempted to achieve in Afghanistan for the last twenty years, then bravo.

While some Democrats have been more direct than others in their criticism of Biden, the vast majority have either stayed silent or offered tacit excuses for the administration’s response. But Americans are angry, and they’re going to expect real answers from their Congressional leaders in the coming weeks. 

2. Why are Democrats hell-bent on spending $4.7 trillion when runaway inflation is already hampering economic recovery?

According to a recent Fox News poll, 86% of Americans say they are concerned about inflation and rising costs. Since January of 2020, used car prices have soared 29%. Lumber prices have tripled since last year, causing the cost of an average house to increase by $36,000. Even if someone can purchase a home, furniture costs are also up 30%. The cost of basic foodstuffs like corn and soybeans are at their highest levels in nearly a decade. The list goes on.

Despite those alarming trends, Democrats appear wholly unconcerned with inflation, and instead want to flood the economy with a total of $4.7 trillion in spending. Never mind the fact that even the supposedly “bipartisan” $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, is massive by any historical standard. That plan was supposed to be entirely paid for by offsetting other costs, yet it is now estimated to add $256 billion to the national debt. But don’t worry, Democrats are claiming that “a little bit of inflation” is a “good thing.” Also, while most Americans’ paychecks are worth less and less, Nancy Pelosi still wants to increase the pay for Congressional staffers who write such monstrous spending bills in the first place.

While wild spending sprees may be a good way for Democrats to please their favored political groups and claim “big, bold action,” most Americans won’t be thrilled—and Dems are sure to hear about it when they return to their districts.

3. Why are Democrats ignoring the ongoing crisis at the southern border?

When Democrats came into power in January, the first crisis they faced – and one entirely of their own making – was an unprecedented surge of migrants at the southern border. After Biden and Congressional Democrats promised to undo many of President Trump’s border security measures, more than a million people have flooded the border, overwhelming U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement.

Initially, as communities and states cried out for assistance from the federal government to stem the flow of illegal crossings, Democrats received some pushback from the media, especially as COVID concerns continued to plague border towns. However, coverage of the border crisis has since waned, even as crossings remain near record highs. July was the single busiest month for border crossings in more than two decades. Tens of thousands of illegal migrants are being released into the interior of the United States each month.

Absent pressure from the media or liberal elites, Congressional Democrats may feel safe to continue ignoring Biden’s border crisis as long as they are within the confines of their DC offices. But ordinary Americans are seeing the disastrous effects of the migrant surge first-hand, even in places far from the border like Chattanooga, Tennessee, where flights full of unaccompanied migrant children have arrived in the middle of the night with no warning or explanation from the federal government. Given the reality on the ground for many Americans, Democrats will not be able to ignore the border situation when they go home.

4. Why are Democrats doing nothing to stop the crime wave?

Many Democrats represent urban areas, which have been the hardest hit by rising crime rates. Shootings and violent crime numbers have reached near all-time highs in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and New York in the wake of Democrat calls to “defund the police” and “reimagine policing” last year.

In light of the chaos, some progressive mayors and city councils who are forced to live every day in the cities they run have now begun to reverse course and run as law-and-order candidates, recognizing that their anti-police message is leading the party, and the country, toward full-fledged anarchy.

But Democrats in Congress, safe in their DC high-rise apartments with armed bodyguards to protect them, apparently haven’t gotten that message. “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib said policing is “inherently and intentionally racist” and that having a police force is “government funded murder.” Just last week, Congresswoman Cori Bush said that she is “not going to shy away from ‘defund the police,’” even as she spent tens of thousands of dollars on her own private security. That kind of hypocrisy doesn’t sit well with American voters. Yet Democrats have no answer to the crime wave beyond resurrecting their calls for “gun control.”

5. Why are Democrats continuing to wage war on American energy, even as gas prices skyrocket?

On Joe Biden’s first day in office, he revoked a key permit that effectively ended construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in an open attempt to appease progressive Democrats in Congress. The project would have created thousands of jobs in largely blue-collar communities and would have further solidified the American energy independence achieved under President Trump.

Instead, the country is once again reliant on foreign oil as Biden drastically cut domestic production. Worse still, Biden waived sanctions on a Russian pipeline just weeks after cancelling the Keystone project. Apparently, Russian jobs are more important than American jobs to President Biden. And now, Biden has even had to beg OPEC to increase their production, as gas prices have reached their highest point in nearly a decade.

Congressional Democrats failed to stand up for their constituents and instead doubled down on Biden’s disastrous energy policies. As AMAC Newsline has reported, the Democrat “infrastructure” package contains things like a mileage tax “pilot program” and huge subsidies for electric vehicles and renewable energy, but no discernable provisions to actually help the vast majority of Americans who still use gasoline vehicles and rely on traditional sources of energy to heat and power their homes.

In short, Democrats’ energy policies are a full-fledged sellout to left-wing environmental groups—and their constituents are paying the price at the pump. With rising costs and other economic pressures like runaway inflation, don’t expect many people to be pleased with the Democrats’ obsession with implementing the Green New Deal.

6. Why is nobody talking about Hunter Biden?

It was bad enough when Big Tech purposely censored a New York Post story about Hunter and Joe Biden’s corruption in the lead-up to last year’s presidential election. But now the media won’t even cover Hunter Biden’s many humiliating escapades that are emerging after Joe Biden took office, despite the fact that some of them implicate the President.

Most recently, in another round of bombshell revelations, videos have surfaced of Hunter Biden telling a prostitute in a Vegas hotel room that Russian drug dealers stole another one of his laptops. (For those of you keeping score at home, that’s three laptops that Hunter has lost track of – so far.)

There’s Hunter’s burgeoning career as an artist. Despite the fact that most critics agree his art isn’t any good, he reportedly may sell his works for as much as $500,000 a pop. That shameless grifting has even many Democrats pointing out that buyers – many of whom are likely foreign entities – must be paying so much only to curry favor with the Biden family.

Despite all this unprecedented corruption, President Biden has faced almost no direct media scrutiny in the very few instances he has taken questions from reporters. While President Trump’s family was the subject of nearly constant investigations and scrutiny throughout his four years in office, Hunter and Joe are apparently immune because they are Democrats.

Yet with the evidence of the Biden’s’ almost laughable corruption piling up, Democrat members of Congress may find that Americans back home don’t think it’s so funny.

In short, when Congressional Democrats head out of town for a few weeks, they may not be in for much “vacation.” Instead, they are in for a rare, and uncomfortable, encounter with reality. Over the next few weeks, expect to see videos of the townhalls Democrats are already dreading.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

& Id add:
Why arent U doing more to get OUR people OUT of Afganistan

Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
2 years ago

And some Republicans also.(CRICKET BIRGADE)

Karole
Karole
2 years ago

…all legitimate questions. Furthermore, who does Biden meet with when he’s in Delaware? Why isn’t that information made public?

Joseph
Joseph
2 years ago

Vote Red. It’s the only way out. KAG

D. Brown
D. Brown
2 years ago

Why do people think that these DemonRats give a D@mn about their misguided “supporters”? They don’t even deserve to breathe the same air as Patriotic Citizens.

Barbara Degraaf
Barbara Degraaf
2 years ago

Why have we alienated our allies and are entreating with the likes of the Taliban? We are disgracing ourselves to the point where we may never be redeemed!!!

David Spade
David Spade
2 years ago

The biggest overall question that the voters should ask: Why are you, as a Democrat, continuing to further a Marxist agenda in Washington that is hell-bent on taking away the rights of Americans by throwing complete control of our lives to a corupt government? While they will try to deny their own involvement, people should have specific voting records of the elected officals to prove the point. These Marxist Democrats must be held accountable to the voters. After all, it is our lives, our families, our tax dollars and our future that they are dealing with as our representatives.

J. Farley
J. Farley
2 years ago

Go ahead, ask a Demonrat a question, any question you want, that is if you like stupid answers, you might understand the answer if you are WOKE, or have a low I.Q. Here’s one to ask them —-DID YOU MOTHER HAVE ANY CHILDREN THAT LIVED OR WERE THEY ALL BORN BRAIN DEAD SOCIALISTS.—-You will get DUH ! for an answer. they are not bright people.

Couch
Couch
2 years ago

Good morning boys and girls. Can you say “TREASONOUS”!!

Splish_Splash
Splish_Splash
2 years ago

I TOTALLY HATE THIS POP UP, THAT COMES UP WHEN I AM TRYING TO READ! DO YOU HEAR THAT? I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE THIS POPUP FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHEN I AM TRYING TO DO A PUZZLE OR WORD SEARCH IT POPS UP I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE THE POP UP! IS THAT CLEAR YET I HATE IT!

gin
gin
2 years ago

Our country and the world are being taken over by satan. We have a choice between him and God, and as many don’t want God’s laws, love the lord God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t kill, etc., and would rather put power, money, sex and self above Him, He is allowing things to happen. We don’t like both the natural and man made things that are happening, but we don’t want to obey God’s laws so that He can take care of us. Individually, we can ask Christ Jesus to save us, and have the peace that passes all understanding even in this crumbling world.

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Joe “Lying” Biden, the Surrender in Chief, will go down in American History as the most incompetent, inept President and imagine in just his first 7 months in office. God help America!

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
2 years ago

First off, half of the questions can be answered by concealed carry ( since the feds will not protect us – never really did ). Second answer is to move away from metro areas. That is MAINLY where the illegal INVADERS are headed ( when seconds count, the police are ONLY minutes away ). And lastly “Hunter” Biden will probably be found dead from a meth overdose. He IS a meth head that the ‘media’ / press are TRYING to protect.

Jesse Tiede
Jesse Tiede
2 years ago

Yeah, there’re some tough questions there. BUT, what Democrat politician will answer them, and answer TRUTHFULLY??? Yeah, not gonna happen… Start the Grassroots Movement NOW, and maybe we can win it BACK… and THIS TIME, the “Republicans” better do what they are ELECTED for…

rvgrandma
rvgrandma
2 years ago

Why is this article showing up now at the end of the month when congress has returned to DC?

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

I’d make them prove they know how large a number one trillion is and whether or not they know the 5 trillion or so they want to spend is more than 5% of the WORLD GDP. If you missed it, one trillion seconds is slightly more than 31,688 YEARS.

Carol
Carol
2 years ago

I hope ALL the Democrats end up with angry constituents that won’t take their BS answers to the issues facing all of us. You know the Democrats will have been given their talking points on each of these areas and I pray that those in the audience won’t let them get away with this BS!

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

I would add a few questions ( and don’t tell me about “Congress” these questions are directed a specific House or Senate member):

  1. What are YOU doing to avoid the impending bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare?
  2. How much is too much national debt and what are YOU doing to keep us from hitting that figure?
  3. What are YOU doing to strengthen our position vs. China, the obvious biggest threat to our economy and security?
Stephen Lykins
Stephen Lykins
2 years ago

How about ‘Why are Democrats hell bent on destroying the USA?’ or ‘Why don’t Democrats listen to U.S. citizens about what they really want from the government?’ or ‘Why do Democrats HATE America?’

R.J. from Arizona
R.J. from Arizona
2 years ago

Due to news, now they have to answer about Afghanistan and why the US is acting like a neutered country

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

The Biden family is a scourge on honest and decent law-abiding God loving American society. But … that makes him a fit for a DemocRat politician family. The rigged POTUS election gave the Nation a leadership role to the head member of a Dispicable family based on what is now know about them.

Gary1940
Gary1940
2 years ago

If Biden was a commie, this all would make sense.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

All these questions would come from Republican voters NOT Democrat voters. That is the simple truth. Most Democrat voters are for open borders, will say nothing about Afghanistan other than to try and blame Trump for Biden’s inept failure and as for energy, Democrat voters are all drooling climate change fanatics. So they don’t care about the loss of American energy independence, lost jobs or higher energy costs. They think the Biden administration will give them some sort of government subsidy to cover any increased costs. They are focused solely on what they erroneously think is saving the planet. Stop thinking Democrats voters share our concerns. They don’t!

Unless a high number of Republicans show up at local town hall meetings, which the Dems usually keep out of most of their events, the Democrat politicians have nothing to worry about.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

A main problem with all of these issues is that the Republicans are not united and barely speak up about any of these horrible issues. Mitch Mc is not a strong leader. Term limits and a cohesive group of Republicans Congressmen and Congresswomen would help the situation. All of us have a responsibility to call, email, and write our Congressional Representatives to explain our positions and remind them they work for us and represent us. AMAC needs to be more vocal in representing us in the Halls of Congress

Ed J
Ed J
2 years ago

In life, whether one is an individual or an entity of some sort, at any point in time there is only one question that needs to be asked (and hopefully honestly answered by that person or entity), “Are you part of the problem, or are you part of the solution?”
 
Bidense, the Demshevik hordes, and the Libtard acolyte menagerie infesting the Deep State are clearly and obviously part of the problem since they have provided NO identifiable or positive solutions to issues of American concern. In fact, they have actually created problems on almost every count. Collectively and continuingly, they are fully functioning as a King Midas in reverse – everything they touch (i.e., whatever they do or fail to do) turns to $h*t!, thus fulfilling their universal motto and mantra, “We will snatch DEFEAT out of the jaws of victory!”
 
Let’s coin a new phrase to characterize them: Obliviouscrats! (But even this gratuitous appellation gives these cerebral Lilliputians too much credit!)

Dennis M. Struk
Dennis M. Struk
2 years ago

The ONE answer to ALL of the “Why” questions above:

The DEMOCRATS ENGINEERED ALL of the things that are now plaguing them. My suggestion to the American Public is to HANG all of those DAMN-OCRATS when they get back from their “Summer Recess”. The Republicans aren’t much better than the Democrats, because they “CAVE-IN” to whatever the Democrats want. What did ANY of them actually DO to DESERVE a “Summer Recess”..?

Peter Lagasse
Peter Lagasse
2 years ago

This is on the topic of Critical Race Theory and how those who agree with the CRT need to realize.
I was reading a book by James Bradley entitled Flyboys: A True Story of Courage. It deals with the nine flyers sent to Chichi Jima to destroy Japan’s communication satellites. They are all shot down and only one was discovered by an American submarine. The rest were captured by the Japanese and after a very extensive investigation America decided to make the findings top secret and not to be opened until the past 10 years.
The secrecy was to protect the American families to know the horrible truths of what happened to their sons. President George Bush was the one discovered by the American submarine.
The author goes back to the 1800’s to the treatment of the Indians by the European settlers in GRAPHIC detail and then to Japan’s treatment to the Chinese people again in graphic detail to prepare the reader what happened to the 8 men and why it was classified Top Secret even though some Japanese leaders on the island will be tried and given the death sentence.
It was so graphic I could read only the first 62 pages but I do NOT criticize the author for being so graphic. In fact, it reveals that no matter what nationality, race, color you are from, all nationalities, races and colors of people have done unspeakable Atrocious things in history. None are free from guilt.
So as the saying goes, “When you point a finger at someone, you are pointing 4 back on you.”

Larkenson
Larkenson
2 years ago

ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

“Anti-Whites” SAY they are against White racists, White racism, and White privilege.

What they are REALLY against is White culture, White civilization, and White people.

They SAY they want a world without “hate”, without “racism”.

What they REALLY want is a world without White people.

What they REALLY want is a world without YOU.

What they REALLY want is White Genocide!

Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-White.

MariaRose
MariaRose
2 years ago

Each and every one of those questions plus the few mentioned in comments I have asked directly to my Congressperson Jamal Bowman who hides behind AOC’s mouth. Her reply to any of this is that we are stimulating HYSTERIA because we don’t understand. I understand perfectly that my representative doesn’t want to hear from us and expects us to shut up and be happy with the little scraps given us and if we happen to be a senior then we better hurry up and die. Besides too many people in New York have TDS and don’t know how to think otherwise.

nicky
nicky
2 years ago

While most of the main stream media are defending this administration or ignoring certain stories, there does seem to be an undercurrent flowing; SecDef, IC and State are making statements which contradict the Presidents comments. Many of these statement are getting someplay in the news feeds. Is the President being set up for removal? It is possible many leaders in the various departments see the writing on the wall and don´t wish to antagonize the incoming new boss.

Either the President is leading this fiasco or his staff is allowing this to happen. Both of these options are bad. If we end up with a President Harris, would she be any better? If she can´t run a presidential campaign, could she run the country?

Victoria Johnson
Victoria Johnson
2 years ago

Inasmuch as the majority of Democra(p) ‘lawmakers’ (AKA self serving grifters) have been elected from majority, permanent Democra(p) strongholds, I wouldn’t expect a single objection being raised with ANY of them when they go home on vacation. They won’t be worried in the slightest that they will face ANY repercussions for their actions, or in-actions, on ANY of the points you raised. And, with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer poised to sweep H R 1 and S 1 into law any day now, they will be assured of their positions in the Democra(p) ruling class in perpetuity.
They don’t view ANY of the disasters occurring within or outside of America as negatives against the Democra(p)s. The White House and the media will declare any perceived negative outcomes as being ALL Trump’s fault and never waver from that position under ANY circumstances. The Russia hoax is still believed to be the unquestioned “truth” in spite of NO findings of any of it after millions of dollars and months of investigations by the Mueller commission AND all the recent disclosure of actual evidence to the contrary. They adhere strictly to the socialist truism that if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the ‘truth’.

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

It makes no difference how my Representative, Charley Crist, answers any of these questions. He is a typical Democrat zombie who will never oppose Nancy Pelosi on anything. Now he is running for Governor, a position he held and lost several years ago. Charley is a slight improvement over the last Democrat nominee for governor who was found naked and passed out on drug overdose after losing to Ron Desantis.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
2 years ago

Democrats don’t live in reality, so what you’re implying is useless information. We don’t need information on what is going on, we need action

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

While these questions are and have been asked before, and perhaps will be asked again, to their faces, when their recess happens….you can rest assured the answers will be unchanged. They will side step, ignore, redefine and dodge them…as they have in the past. The real pressure will come when elections arrive, providing the people have not been sidetracked, deferred and ignore sufficiently to have forgotten what is now the current mess and messes. People have short memories, and will, if the Democrats succeed (and they most likely will), simply slip back into their complacency and apathetic posture. Republicans need to keep this pot stirred, with bold vigor…..even while they too face the same kind of questions….why have they not done more to rout the liberal attacks on our republic, etc. Polititians in both parties will swaffle and waver and do their dance regardless.

George
George
2 years ago

I remember when Clinton was in trouble about lying to the American public over his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, he had his photograph taken on the steps of the Capital with all the democrat senators surrounding him in support of him and promising to defeat any attempt to impeach him. Republicans do not have that sort of loyalty. No one will be punished any more than anyone was punished over Benghazi. I still don’t know where Obama was that night. Maybe someone can tell me.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith
2 years ago

Hate to say it, never thought I’d see it in my lifetime but it’s time for a genuine insurrection in this country! No more hoping our courts will support our laws, no more believing our media will get the story out truthfully, and no more watching a disease, and I don’t mean covid, destroy us from the inside!

Gary W
Gary W
2 years ago

Their pathetic answer to all these questions will be. “But orange man bad!” They still think they can deflect everything with psychotic Trump hatred. The democrats own all these disasters and Trump hatred won’t save them this time.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

“Live Free or Die”

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
2 years ago

Frankly, I think they, and we, all know the answers to those questions. Democrats have ALWAYS been for BIG GOVERNMENT, HIGH TAXES, hope that ILLEGALS will eventually be Democrat voters, the crime wave keeps the country divided and in turmoil, they are pushing the Green New Deal, and Biden doesn’t want Hunter and his own corruption broadcast. There are too many articles in AMAC asking questions and repeating our dissatisfaction, instead of offering suggested solutions, and how to accomplish them.

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
2 years ago

What is much more important than what these questions for the Democrats while on their recess, is what is happening in the southern states right now, particularly in North Carolina, where Pro-CCP Communists are working to flip the local and sate government there. I know that AMAC will hold this comment for “APPROVAL” before releasing it, because it contains a link to a video on this essential subject from Epoch Times, but I hope that AMAC will approve it quickly. It is imperative that every American, regardless of political affiliation, be aware of this critical issue. theepochtimes.com/how-pro-ccp-communists-are-working-to-flip-north-carolina_3964830.html?&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Epochtv&utm_campaign=2021-08-28&utm_term=counterpunch&utm_content=trend1

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Politicians hate ANY/ALL questions that require an honest ,no-political answer.
They always seem more concerned with image over substance and honesty.
We need term limits.
Two terms maximum in office and go.
Fresh faces, fresh ideas , no dynasties of office holders and their families.
Haven’t found much use for ANY politician who’s been in for over 2 terms!!

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