Clint Brewer: Joe Biden’s Latest Cringeworthy Moment Another Sign of His Cognitive Decline

Clint Brewer: Joe Biden’s Latest Cringeworthy Moment Another Sign of His Cognitive Decline

Live from Music Row Thursday 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 public affairs specialist Clint Brewer in studio to comment upon Joe Biden’s latest gaffe and testimony surrounding the origins of COVID.

Leahy: Before we get to more about the CPAC and political issues of that type, our octogenarian, legal, but not legitimate Grifter in Chief Joe Biden. He continually says things that are, what’s the right word?

Brewer: Awkward.

Leahy: Awkward.

Brewer: Awkward.

Leahy: Cringeworthy. He was talking about nurses the other day. Did you, did you hear this?

Brewer: Yes.

Leahy: All right. Ladies and gentlemen, if you have children under the age of 15, cover their ears, but this is, this is our President of the United States talking about his experience with nurses. Here we go. Warning, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

(Biden clip plays)

“I had a nurse named Pearl Nelson, military. She’d come in and do things that I don’t think you could learn in medical school, nursing school. She’d whisper in my ear. I didn’t, couldn’t understand her. She’d whispered. She’d leaned down.

She’d actually breathe on me to make sure that I, there was a connection, a human connection. She even went home and brought back her pillow from her own bed because she didn’t want me uncomfortable. I’m not joking.”

Leahy: He’s not joking. Is that weird?

Brewer: Do you think he sniffed her hair? Probably.

Leahy: I mean, this guy is so weird.

Brewer: That’s just ah, I mean, that’s kind of hard to hear.

Leahy: It’s hard to hear. This guy’s the President of the United States. (Laughs)

Brewer: Here’s an idea.

Leahy: How did this happen?

Brewer: Let’s select somebody under the age of 75. What do you think?

Leahy: I’m all in favor of that. Well, look, it’s not, there are people over the age of 75 who are really with it.

Brewer: Yeah, sure. No, absolutely no question.

Leahy: This guy is not one of them.

Brewer: It’s just that none of them running for president are.

Leahy: But again, you know, so, so here we are. It is March of 2023. I think the House of Representatives under Speaker McCarthy, they’ve actually held some pretty good hearings, uh, I think, and are moving into the oversight arena a lot. Going on the special China select committee.

Mike Gallagher, doing really well. However, have you noticed this very bizarre thing where some of our Biden administration officials just cannot answer questions? For instance, this was in the Senate, not the house, but in the testimony of Attorney General Garland before Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley yesterday. It was embarrassing how dishonest and dissembling Garland was.

Brewer: And the Department of Energy report comes out earlier this week.

Leahy: Tell everybody what the report says.

Brewer: The report says that based on available information, the most likely explanation for the start of COVID-19 was the Chinese government’s virology lab in Wuhan, not, you know, bat soup at the market. Now in fairness, they said they had low confidence in this theory, but based on all the information available, it was still the most likely theory.

Leahy: Because they had even lower confidence in the bat soup theory.

Brewer: Right. And this Department of Injury report is the same conclusion that the FBI had already come to. These both happened under Biden’s watch these reports. And then the White House comes out and like says, oh, what’s not conclusive? Like they’re disagreeing with their own departments.

Leahy: The brazenness of the lies. This is what’s troublesome. How brazen the lying is.

Brewer: You know, I explained this to somebody the other day. I said, take COVID out of it. Imagine if a foreign government, another nation-state, took an action that led to the deaths of one million Americans. What would happen? It wasn’t a deliberate act, maybe.

Leahy: And, once it happened, covering it up, was deliberate.

Brewer: It was and they continue to cover it up.

Leahy: Three years later.

Brewer: News came out late last year of satellite photos showing these sorts of ghastly gatherings around cremation houses. We’re not talking about trying to decide if they’re UFOs. This is something that can be determined. It doesn’t have to be a mystery. And honestly, it’s a national security issue that we find out exactly what happened.

Leahy: Several republicans in the House have introduced legislation to make China pay. Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, our pal from Ohio, the guy who’s worth half a billion dollars, that guy, at the age of 37. You gotta admire that, right?

Brewer: Yeah, sure.

Leahy: Has said, time for reparations. I agree with that. The Biden administration, I don’t think they’re gonna push for reparations. Do you?

Brewer: No.

Leahy: Not those kinds of reparations.

Brewer: Or, maybe they could just forgive part of the massive amount of debt our country owes China. Maybe, maybe they just do that. Maybe they just cut a little bit off the principal instead of forgiveness.

Leahy: Off the principal. You know, forgive the debt we owe China. China would love that.

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Crom Carmichael Weighs in on Tennessee Department of Health’s Decision to Not Offer Monoclonal Antibodies to Fully Vaccinated People

Crom Carmichael Weighs in on Tennessee Department of Health’s Decision to Not Offer Monoclonal Antibodies to Fully Vaccinated People


Live from Music Row Wednesday 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 the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss the Tennessee Department of Health’s announcement that fully vaccinated COVID-19 persons will not receive the monoclonal antibody treatment.

Leahy: We are joined in studio by the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Crom, good morning.

Carmichael: Good morning, Michael.

Leahy: I’m going to need your help, Crom, unraveling this mystery. And it makes no sense to me as most of the things going on with the Biden administration.

But this is in particular what’s going on with the Tennessee Department of Health as well. So, are you ready to put on your mystery-solving hat?

Carmichael: I’m listening.

Leahy: You’re listening?

Carmichael: Yes.

Leahy: So you may recall that I’ve talked a little bit about my personal game plan for COVID-19.

Carmichael: Yes.

Leahy: I do not have COVID-19. I have never had COVID-19. I’ve gotten the Pfizer vaccine. Both shots.

Carmichael: Good for you.

Leahy: But everywhere you look, there are breakthrough cases of COVID-19, right? People have got their shots and they get COVID-19. I’ve told you what my plan is. My plan has been okay.

If I test positive, I will follow the best recommendation of doctors, which is to go immediately and get a monoclonal antibody treatment if my provider would do that.

Carmichael: You have said that yes.

Leahy: Many a time I’ve said that. I don’t know about many of the time.

Carmichael: But you’ve said it.

Leahy: I’ve said it on air.

Carmichael: That’s where I know it’s true.

Leahy: Privately, I said I told everybody that’s my plan, everybody. Because I know you’re waiting to know what my plan is. Why? Because you have to have your plan. So here’s the thing, Crom. Headline.

Our lead story this broke last night and everyone is scratching their head about it. We’re going to have State Representative Scott Cepicky on at 7:30 a.m.

He’s going to help unravel this and get his thoughts on it. Here’s the headline. Tennessee Department of Health says Vaccinated Not Recommended for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment. Now, why is that?

Carmichael: Why do you have to be recommended anyway?

Leahy: Well, that’s a very good question. That’s a very good question. The reason is these are guidelines. On September 3, the National Institute of Health put out guidelines. And in response to these guidelines, Lisa Piercy…

Carmichael: What are the National Institute of Health guidelines?

Leahy: Put out September 3.

Carmichael: Yes, what are they?

Leahy: While there are currently no shortages of these monoclonal antibodies, by the way, on September 3, a week later, Biden announces rationing of them.

And so far, as far as I can tell, Regeneron and Eli Lilly make these items and they’re purchased from them by the federal government. And then they distribute them.

Carmichael: Only? Is that the way it’s always been?

Leahy: I’m trying to figure this out. This is a new treatment just recently approved by the FDA.

Carmichael: It’s never been that way.

Leahy: Actually, in this particular instance, as far as I know, and we have a call into Regeneron. Right now during the break, I called them and I said, we want to know if a private hospital went to you and said, we want to buy some monoclonal antibodies would you sell it to them?

Carmichael: Or if a pharmaceutical distributor.

Leahy: Anybody.

Carmichael: It’s not anybody. The pharmaceutical industry operates in the similar way to the liquor industry.

Leahy: Through distributors.

Carmichael: Through distributors. And you have to have an account set up. You have to be vetted. I’m not trying to defend anything.

Leahy: No, no. This is why you are the original all-star panelist. Knowing these details is very important.

Carmichael: It is a controlled industry, just as alcohol is a controlled industry. And so consequently, you have to have a license.

You have to have a license, for example, to sell alcohol. You can’t just be a retailer and open a store. You have to go through a process and a doctor or a hospital or a pharmaceutical has to have a license in order to issue drugs that are covered by the FDA. In other words, they’re not over the counter.

I’m not trying to defend anybody. I want to explain this. As far as I know, pharmaceutical products are purchased by distributors. And in the case of Walgreens and CVS or the great big ones, they might have a company-owned distributorship.

Leahy: Or some of the larger hospital chains.

Carmichael: Exactly.

Leahy: Let me go with this guideline. It’s called the COVID-19 Treatment Guideline Panel. It’s from the National Institute of Health. We are on September 22nd. This was issued 19 days ago on September third.

While there are currently no shortages of these monoclonal antibodies, logistical constraints or Biden’s administration policies can make it difficult to administer these agents to all eligible patients in situations where it is necessary to triage eligible patients the panel suggests prioritizing the following groups over vaccinated individuals who are expected to have mounted an adequate immune response.

Number one, unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals who are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 are at a higher priority, the panels suggest. But it does also say vaccinated individuals are not expected to mount an adequate immune response eg immunocompromised individuals. It goes on to say that these are clinical decisions made by the healthcare provider.

But how does the Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercy interpret these rules? This is their quote from The Epoch Times story via The Tennesseean.

“The emergency use authorization of these monoclonal antibodies is only for people with these conditions, and it has been the same since day one. The new thing is the NIH criteria. What we just read to you was released on September 3. Even if you have those conditions, but you’re vaccinated, you don’t get it now.”

That’s not how I read the NIH guidelines.

It doesn’t say you don’t get it if you’re vaccinated. The guideline says that you’re not on the top priority. It doesn’t mean you don’t and also, it says it is your provider who makes the decision.

That is your health care provider. But nonetheless, Bill Lee’s, Commissioner of Health, is saying, you can. She just said it in this quote. You cannot get monoclonal antibiotic treatment if you’re vaccinated.

Carmichael: Let me ask a back question.

Leahy: I’m listening.

Carmichael: What’s the name of this person?

Leahy: Lisa Piercy. Commissioner of health.

Carmichael: Wasn’t the previous commissioner of health fired?

Leahy: No, she was not the previous commissioner of health. She was like, two layers down. She was in charge of immunization. It was the same type of thing.

It had to do with vaccinations and what the government policy had to do with that lower-level bureaucrat’s interpretation of the mature minor policy as it relates to vaccinating kids without the approval of their parents. A different deal.

Carmichael: But COVID-related.

Leahy: It was COVID related.

Carmichael: What I’m saying is that the other person got fired for trying to micromanage an area of COVID and requiring people to essentially bend the knee to that opinion or whatever it was. And got pressure for that or they got fired.

Leahy: Not exactly. It’s Michelle Fiscus, I think, was her name. There were multiple reasons why she got fired, according to the department of health.

One of them had to do with a bad work environment. The other was she without proper vetting and set forward a state policy that the legal counsel had not approved.

Carmichael: Beurecratic overreach.  Would that be a sufficient description? I’m asking that because what you have told me also appears to be a bureaucratic overreach. We’ll continue this after the break.

Leahy: We’ll see what Representative Scott Cepicky says about that at 7:30. We have so much to talk about here and so little time and so little time. A crazy Biden press conference.

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All Star Panelist Roger Simon on Biden’s Dimming Bulb and Cuomo’s Probable Impeachment

All Star Panelist Roger Simon on Biden’s Dimming Bulb and Cuomo’s Probable Impeachment


Live from Music Row Thursday 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 all-star panelist and senior editor-at-large at The Epoch Times, Roger Simon, in-studio to weigh in on the decline of Joe Biden, his administration, and the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment case.

(Jen Psaki clip plays)

Leahy: There is the worst liar in American history, Jen Psaki. The purported press secretary for the Biden maladministration, saying something that’s just massively stupid. Roger, what would be the very first thing you would do? The most common sense thing you could do to help stop the spread of COVID?

Simon: Close the border. Period. End of story. I mean, of course. Something’s going on, something smells. There is a fake-out to the public here that is huge. It’s not even subtle. I mean, how anyone can believe this is beyond me. And maybe a lot of people don’t. But we’re used to being sheep.

Leahy: It’s a deliberate policy.

Simon: Yes. How can it not be?

Leahy: Yeah, exactly right. And if you look around, the array of liars of dishonest people is astonishing. From the CDC director who just says one stupid thing after stupid thing. Now the sergeant general, the sergeant general is saying something stupid.

Simon: Yes. It appears that they’re ready to vaccinate the kids. Now, that is particularly crazy, since we don’t know what these vaccines really do. They are mRNA vaccines and they could be affecting reproductive organs and things down the line.

We don’t even know that. It’s like we are living in the Middle Ages with superstitions running on. But there’s something else running on it and it’s called m-o-n-e-y.

Leahy: Money.

Simon: I’d love to quote the great H.L. Mencken. When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.

Leahy: H.L. Mencken a great American journalist from the 1920s who documented the famous Scopes trial here in Tennessee back in the 1920s. You make a very excellent point. It’s interesting you talk about the similarities between the Biden maladministration, the world as it exists today, and the Middle Ages when everything was anti-science back then.

Simon: Right.

Leahy: And anti-fact. I hear some of these “scientists” talk, and I think: you’re just a propagandist. You’re not a scientist.

Simon: They’re either under the pay of somebody. (Chuckles) It’s not directed, but it’s very clear. You play by the rules, we support you. You don’t play by the rules. We don’t support you. The same way unions work.

Leahy: The whole concept of principle seems to be gone, and now everything’s being replaced by a sort of tribalism. And the tribes in the United States at the top are the elite, the Big Tech guys, the Democrats. And maybe, is that what is that? Ten percent of the country, five percent of the country telling the rest of the country what to do?

Simon: Maybe two percent.

Leahy: Maybe.

Simon: The word elites always disturbs me too. It disturbed Donald Trump, too. I remember in a couple of speeches he was pointing at the audience and saying, you’re the elites, because they’re not really elites. They’re just bullies.

Leahy: That’s a good point. By the way, story at The Tennessee Star. I’d like to get your reaction to this. Headline: Texas Congressman Calls for the Impeachment of Biden Over Immigration Policy.

Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy is calling for the impeachment of President Joe Biden and the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, citing their “reckless immigration policy” that many lawmakers argue is endangering the lives of Texans and Americans. What’s your reaction to that?

Simon: Well, I support it, but good luck to him. But obviously, Biden is taking over. Probably not at his own behest. I wonder who’s really behind it all?

Leahy: Who is manipulating Biden’s brain? That is functioning below-average level.

Simon: Barack Obama. I think it’s second degree. Goes through Susan Rice. She’s sitting there in the White House and passing it on.

Leahy: That’s a good theory.

Simon: That’s my theory about have – it’s only a theory.

Leahy: So Joe has always been, you know …

Simon: A yes man.

Leahy: A yes man. Has he ever had an original thought? All of his thoughts are whatever the party says? Other than to make money from your family.

Simon: There is an interesting video, I think it’s still on YouTube before being blocked. There’s an interview with Clarence Thomas about when Biden was interrogating him during his confirmation hearings in 1991.

And Biden was saying collegially uncloaked to Clarence Thomas. You and I understand this point because we’re both lawyers. Thomas said he didn’t have a clue what Biden meant. (Laughs) Biden is not the brightest bulb. He wasn’t the brightest bulb then and it’s dimming.

Leahy: He went to Syracuse University Law School, and he was in the bottom third of his class.

Simon: Lower than that. And he actually plagiarized. He didn’t plagiarize as people do in college very often, like a slight paragraph because they’re not very smart.

Leahy: And don’t know how to cite it.

Simon: He just copied an entire legal brief page to page. (Leahy laughs) In law school! Think about that one.

Leahy: That kind of gives you an insight. I think if you look into his pattern of behavior, he basically was sort of like a high school athlete type guy, and he thought he was the coolest guy in town and didn’t really hit the books that much, from what I can tell.

He’s social. Very social. Just ask Tara Reid. (Laughs) Tara Reid is the woman who accused him of sexually harassing her. But apparently, the only sexual harassment stories that he focuses on right now have to do with Andrew Cuomo.

Simon: Yes. Because Cuomo is so ganged up on that Biden has to go that way.

Leahy: Where does the Cuomo story end up in your view? What’s your best guess?

Simon: This is one case where he actually might be impeached. I think he’ll be impeached.

Leahy: Will he be convicted?

Simon: He might be convicted of impeachment.

Leahy: I’m kind of with you on that. He’s gonna fight it all the way.

Simon: Of course. (Inaudible talk)

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Crom Carmichael on COVID Insurrectionists of Texas and the Public Affair Between the White House and Facebook

Crom Carmichael on COVID Insurrectionists of Texas and the Public Affair Between the White House and Facebook


Live from Music Row Wednesday 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 the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss the White House’s admission to partnering with Facebook and the un-punished COVID insurrection of Texas Democrats.

Leahy: Crom, that interview with Os Guinness, that was something.

Carmichael: It was fascinating. And the interview that you had before I got here was fascinating. And the part that I’m really generally concerned about is there were places for people to learn to think.

I’m a great believer that we have God-given rights. But one of those God-given rights is we have the right to learn, but we don’t have the right to know.

You have to learn and you have to think in order to know. Part of his life experiences and the difficulties that he had created the environment and the people around him and his parents and what they said to him and the values that they shared with him that he then came to embrace.

Carmichael: That is – that’s why I asked him: where would somebody go to learn today? And he says a great question. And then he didn’t have a particularly enthusiastic answer.

Leahy: For young kids, I have the answer.

Carmichael: There you go. The National Constitution Bee.

Leahy: And Thales Academy.

Carmichael: There you go.

Leahy: Two places.

Carmichael: That’s interesting. Well, I have a few little tidbits here, Michael, all around COVID. And what force COVID has become with the Biden administration and this to me, it ties so many interesting things together and a lot of what Os was talking about.

But what you have is you now have the White House, Jen Psaki, who has actually now admitted that the White House is colluding with Facebook on what information is posted on Facebook.

Let’s be sure that we’re clear about something. When the White House people and the Democrats refer to misinformation, they’re not talking about disinformation.

They’re just merely talking about information that they don’t agree with exactly. They want to stifle dissent. And here’s what was written.

We are in regular touch with social media platforms by COVID-19 and related information, says the press secretary. We’re flagging problematic posts.

So, for example, my guess is that if somebody posted that the Democrats from Texas are actually the ones who are creating the insurrection, that that post would be taken down.

But let’s consider this. Let’s consider what the Democrats from the House of Representatives did. They wanted to bypass commercial airlines, and they did.

They chartered a flight. They had people on that flight who had COVID. They did not wear masks. They wanted to spread COVID as much as they could among themselves on the flight.

Then they landed. And what did they do? They went to the Capitol. They surged into the capitol. They were carrying the weapon of COVID with them, but nobody knew.

The guards let them through. They got all the way to the vice president of the United States, who then later learned that she had been exposed to COVID. How did she react?

She says: I will not be quarantined. Nancy Pelosi’s own staff came down with COVID. We know that President Biden has called publicly COVID a killer. What is he doing with the Democrats from Texas?

Leahy: He’s elevating them and celebrating them.

Carmichael: He’s elevating them. He’s not putting them in solitary confinement for their efforts. Their clear efforts to avoid the authorities and to spread COVID throughout the capitol. He’s not doing anything about that.

Leahy: I have a theory about that. Would you like to hear my theory?

Carmichael: Yes.

Leahy: These are Texas Democrats? Many of them are on or near districts in the big cities where the illegal aliens that haven’t been tested for COVID have been brought.

Carmichael: And that is another point. It has been brought to Biden’s attention many, many times that this surge of illegal immigrants coming across the border are carrying COVID and are untested. And what does he do?

Leahy: Nothing. He spreads it throughout America.

Carmichael: He spreads it throughout America. He takes these people untested, carrying COVID to military bases, and then has them put on private, government-owned planes and flown throughout the country to spread his COVID insurrection. And then he complains that there’s COVID.

Leahy: My theory is that untested illegal aliens who have COVID came into contact with these Texas Democrats and transmitted it to them.

This is a theory. And although they’d all been vaccinated they came down with it, which would suggest perhaps this is a Delta variant. But six of them and rising have it now.

Carmichael: And let’s be clear about this. What has Biden been saying about the vaccine? What has Fauci been saying about the vaccine? If you’ve had the vaccine, you will not get COVID.

Leahy: Except if you’re a member of the Texas legislation.

Carmichael: We now know that that’s a lie. Fauci is now a verb. To tell a Fauci means to make something up on the spot.

Leahy: But to do it adamantly and brazenly.

Carmichael: Yes. Because it’s politically convenient. Here’s something that’s very interesting. This is a doctor – from Dr. Joel Khan.

He’s a holistic cardiologist, but he’s gone in, and he’s done the studying. By the way, these federal health agencies have over 20,000 employees.

And they don’t check any of the data on things that they don’t want to know about. But he’s checked the data. Of 9,048 deaths reported as of July 2, 22 percent occurred within 48 hours of taking the vaccine.

15 percent occurred within 24 hours, and 37 percent occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.

Leahy: These are how many deaths are associated with the vaccine?

Carmichael: Of 9,048 deaths.

Leahy: That’s not been reported.

Carmichael: That’s reported as of July 2.

Leahy: But not broadly.

Carmichael: What I’m saying has not been reported broadly because they spike it.

Leahy: What is the source on that, Crom?

Carmichael: Dr. Joel Khan.

Leahy: What outlet?


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Crom Carmichael on the Rising Fentanyl Deaths Versus COVID and the Dismantling of Our Military

Crom Carmichael on the Rising Fentanyl Deaths Versus COVID and the Dismantling of Our Military


Live from Music Row Friday 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 the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to compare COVID deaths to rising Fentanyl cases and the destruction of America’s woke military.

Leahy: We are joined in studio by the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Crom, good morning!

Carmichael: Good morning, Michael. (Chuckles) I’m watching you do three things at once.

Leahy: Is it very entertaining?

Carmichael: It’s very impressive.

Leahy: Multi-tasking. (Laughter) For those of you listening, you know, occasionally I am multitasking. I’m talking on the air. I’m finalizing the edit.

This is just a secret for everybody out there. I’m finalizing the edit of a Breitbart News story that has a deadline in about half an hour. And I forgot to get headphones for Crom.

Carmichael: That’s okay. I can still talk with that headphones.

Leahy: I was fumbling and mumbling and bumbling in order to get them for you. Also, I have to salute teamwork here. Our great producer, Scooter, has produced for me perhaps the most delicious cup of radio station coffee I’ve had in some time. Thank you, Scooter. I really appreciate it.

Scooter: Happy to help.

Leahy: I don’t know how you got this great quality.

Carmichael: So we have coffee back in the break area.

Scooter: And it’s fresh.

Leahy: And it’s fresh. Scooter may be a coffee specialist.

Scooter: It’s a backup plan. You never know.

Leahy: Now our number one plan though, Crom, is always we have to get a fantastic coffee sponsor and we would talk about them voluminously because we love coffee.

Carmichael: Yes. I don’t know why that hasn’t happened yet.

Leahy: It’s because I’m lazy.

Carmichael: Your phone should be ringing.

Leahy: It should be ringing off the hook – A coffee vendor just wanting to get in.

Scooter: You just had a guy on with the last name Starbuck.

Leahy: Now, that’s a very good point. Crom, what is on your mind?

Carmichael: This morning I stumbled across an article that then caused me to dig deeper and deeper.

And it’s really quite interesting because this whole COVID government demands and all this stuff where the government’s trying to crush our spirit by making all these demands on COVID. Yet they do nothing – nothing – zero about the overdose of opioids.

Do you know how many people died of overdoses from opioids? And I’m talking about now mostly from Fentanyl. I’m not saying 100 percent.

But the data show that  Fentanyl is by far the largest problem. Let me make sure about something. Fentanyl is an illicit drug. Most of it is manufactured in China.

It’s brought in through Mexico. Now you hear Anthony Fauci talk about how young people need to wear masks. Let me give you a little bit of data here.

From all of the people who died of COVID through February 17, 2900 have been age 25 to 34. 648, 15 to 24. 72, 5 to 14. Compared to other deaths, it’s very, very low.

Do you know what the average age of death of Fentanyl is? 32. 93,000 people have died from Fentanyl. How do you stop Fentanyl deaths?

Controlling your southern border and making demands of China. Making demands of China to stop the illicit manufacturing of Fentanyl.

Leahy: And you know, the weakness that we have right now in the foreign policy of the maladministration of Biden and Harris is in those areas precisely.

Carmichael: That’s because the issue is not what they claim it really is because the facts would prove otherwise. What I’m saying is that the deaths from Fentanyl are skyrocketing. They are going up and they are climbing.

COVID deaths are descending at a very, very rapid rate. There are solutions. I’m not going to claim they are simple to execute, but they are simple to identify. Execution is different. Biden is making no effort. In fact, he’s doing exactly the opposite.

Leahy: By the way, let me just interject here for a moment. When you say you take any major policy issue today, you can start by saying Biden is making no effort to.

But he’s doing exactly the opposite. That applies to virtually every major public issue.

Carmichael: That’s because he’s always wrong. I mean, we’re not joking here. What I’m saying is he has a 40 to 50-year history.

Robert Gates said he wasn’t right on a single foreign policy question in over 40 years. I would argue that that holds true.

Leahy: He has a consistent record of being wrong.

Carmichael: Yes. Let’s review. That’s because he has three screens through which he makes decisions. The first screen is, do I get money out of it myself?

If the answer is yes, there’s a good chance that policy will become The Hill endorsed policy. If it doesn’t make money for him, but it doesn’t cost him anything personally, the second question is, does it help my family?

Can my family make money from it? If the answer is yes, it will get his support. And then the third screen is, does it help my party? The Democrat Party?

It doesn’t matter whether it helps the country. It could hurt the country. All these things – himself, his family, and the Democrat Party – he doesn’t care if it hurts the country as long as it helps one of those three.

And so in the case of Fentanyl, this year we’ll have well over 100,000. By the way, it’s up 27 percent. So it’s from the 70,000s last year.

And by the way, Trump was trying to control this by shutting down the border and building a wall. But then he did dramatically control illegal immigration.

But still, the Fentanyl people were able to figure out a way to get across the border, even though it was in relatively small numbers. It doesn’t take a lot of Fentanyl to kill thousands and thousands of people.

And so you have a foreign adversary in China that manufactures it. And then you have the drug lords out of Mexico that gets it into the country.

And you have Biden cow-towing to China. And you have Biden letting people flood the borders and we now know that Mark Milley and the military. The Milleytary.

Leahy: That’s very good Crom.

Carmichael: Well, it’s easy to do. That wasn’t hard. The Milleytary is being used now to move illegal immigrants who come across the border are actually helping.

Leahy: That is illegal.

Carmichael: It is illegal.

Leahy: But just about everything they’re doing is illegal.

Carmichael: Yeah. But especially when it comes to immigration. The Milleytary is helping to move illegal immigrants all around the country.

And the commanders are telling the subordinate troops to take no pictures and do not post any of this on social media. So they know what they’re doing is wrong.

They know that the American people would oppose it. But yet the military that is supposed to be protecting the American people is helping the Biden administration hurt the country. And I would argue tens of thousands of our younger people.

Leahy: This is extremely disturbing to me, Crom. The politicization of our military. It seems to be in full form right now.

And we saw actually, I think during the early Trump administration, some evidence of that. In the debacle of James Madison as the secretary of defense, he was fully woke.

And you had all these Obama administration leftovers in the Department of Defense who were woke.

Now I look at this and I say, what is the solution to un-woke our military and turn them into a fighting machine that will defend America?

Carmichael: Well, you’re not going to do it with President Biden because they’re doing his bidding. And so if Trump were to be reelected or someone else or a Republican is reelected and the goal is to do that, then you’d need to clean out a lot of the hierarchy in the military and in the Pentagon.

Leahy: I’m not an expert on the military, but we need to get Representative Mark Green on because he went to West Point and served in Iraq.

But it seems to me the kind of thing that you would want to do is you would want to reach down into the lower levels and pick the outstanding Colonel, or outstanding Lieutenant Colonel, and elevate them to the top. Somebody that hasn’t been ruined by the political correctness required to advance.

Carmichael: And it would have to be people who have not had a career in the Pentagon. And it has to go very deep. You have to go very, very deep.

Leahy: No, I agree.

Carmichael: And the president is the commander-in-chief. So I think that the president has the authority to go very, very deep.

Leahy: On that cheery note, Crom, we’ll take a break.

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