RNLA's blog covered a wide variety of topics in 2021 and we wanted to highlight a top 10. Part One focused on top blogs number 10-6 and highlighted Republican leaders. Part Two focuses on the top five blogs which highlights the extremism of Democrats in 2021 on everything from DOJ nominees to federal election legislation. We hope you enjoy this recap of the top 5 blog posts of 2020!
5. DESPERATION, DISASTER AND DIRTY TACTICS: THE CAMPAIGN OF TERRY MCAULIFFE (October 29, 2021)
Maybe Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is having second thoughts having Elias involved. When Fox News wrote a story questioning Elias’ hiring, the desperate McAuliffe campaign made another mistake:
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's campaign raised eyebrows by spending nearly $60,000 to hire a high-profile attorney known for masterminding election-related legal challenges.
When Fox News sent the campaign a request for comment, the McAuliffe campaign scrambled to "kill" the story, according to emails mistakenly sent to Fox News. . . .
Elias had formerly worked as a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie, which the Hillary Clinton campaign hired in 2016 in order to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump – research that included the infamous Christopher Steele dossier. Republicans have accused Elias of lying to hide the Clinton campaign's role in funding the dossier.
4. BIDEN'S VACCINE MANDATES FOR CMS HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FEDERAL CONTRACTORS BLOCKED BY FEDERAL JUDGES (November 30, 2021)
In multiple major rulings, two of the Biden Administration's vaccine mandates were blocked by federal courts today. First, the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction suspending the enforcement of a vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The Lexington Hearald Leader reports:
A federal judge in Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction effectively blocking implementation of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, who serves the Eastern District of Kentucky, issued the opinion and order Tuesday afternoon. It came in response to a challenge from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who joined many other state attorneys general in challenging the mandate. . .
The mandate -- which, along with one for employers of over 100 people and certain healthcare workers, has been challenged in several states -- is set to take effect on Jan. 4.
3. THE DANGEROUS RADICAL POSITIONS OF BIDEN'S DOJ NOMINEES (February 23, 2021)
Biden Administration Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland has pledged not to follow in the footsteps of the Obama-Biden Administration Attorneys General and act as a “wingman” for the President. He will almost certainly be confirmed with bipartisan support.
However, the same cannot be said about Associate Attorney General Nominee Vanita Gupta and Civil Rights Division nominee Kristin Clarke. Arguably, Judge Garland’s toughest moment in the hearing yesterday came when “Garland appeared to lose his composure as he defended Gupta and Clarke.”
On a side note, we can argue that this has only become worse since the time we wrote it. Unfortunately Attorney General Garland has taken more and more extreme political positions and is looking like another "wingman" for a Democrat President instead of an Attorney General for all America.
2. AMAZON PUSHES BACK AGAINST UNION VOTE SCHEDULED TO BE CONDUCTED BY MAIL (January 25, 2021)
The hypocrisy of the Left is on full display once again! Amazon and Jeff Bezos are trying to prevent one of its warehouses from using mail-in voting to conduct a unionization vote.
As first reported by The Wall Street Journal:
Amazon.com Inc. is seeking to postpone a unionization vote at a warehouse in Alabama and is asking federal labor authorities to reconsider a decision to allow mail-in voting due to the pandemic.
1. THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS ACT IS A PERMANENT, PARTISAN, POWER GRAB (March 18, 2021)
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats announced their version of the "For the People Act" (a.k.a. the "Corrupt Politicians Act"). The Corrupt Politicians Act represents a permanent, partisan power grab by Democrats who will do what they can to keep Democrats in power at any cost. his Friday, RNLA will host a webinar featuring Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and the Chairman of the Institute for Free Speech, Bradley Smith, to discuss the kind of litigation we might expect if parts of the Corrupt Politicians Act are passed or if President Biden forces measures through executive action.
One of the most prominent concerns with the Act is how it will restrict the freedom of speech of Americans. As Professor Smith wrote with IFS President David Keating:
Proponents of H.R. 1 say they want to make democracy work for the people, a popular but meaningless cliché. In reality, H.R. 1 creates new burdens on your rights, as Americans, to speak, assemble, and petition the government.