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A new political entity emerged, organized by those who faced real fighting rather than political skirmishes and partisan bickering. Here’s the Green Beret PAC, ready to charge up the hill – Capitol Hill, that is.
“It’s going to take green berets to take the Hill. Green Beret PAC is committed to supporting U.S. House and Senate candidates from the Special Forces community and their colleagues from other branches of Special Operations,” the organization said in its mission statement, which also notes that “morality, decency and integrity” are among its priorities. founding watchwords.
“Veteran candidates are proactive. They encourage change while upholding American values and are constantly working for the betterment of the community and the country,” the statement read.
The new Political Action Committee became active on Memorial Day, founded by Jason Bacon, who has remarkable qualifications for such a mission. Mr. Bacon is himself a retired senior Green Beret non-commissioned officer.
“Green Beret PAC serves as an independent spending arm for campaigns. Like the Green Berets, the PAC serves as a force multiplier to help campaigns reach voters through paid voter contact,” the organization said.
The group’s short-term goal is to help their approved candidates in 2022 and “get them across the finish line,” the mission statement notes.
“Our goal is to identify key races nationally where we can support Green Berets and other principled veterans and impact their election. Green Beret PAC will continue to impact important races across the country beyond the 2022 election cycle,” the statement read.
“We aim to become a sustainable organization that serves as a resource for principled veteran candidates throughout the special operations and conventional forces community.”
The group has already endorsed nine candidates, including eight retired Green Berets and one Navy SEAL. Christopher Miller — a retired army special forces colonel and former acting defense secretary — will chair the board. Find details at GreenBeretPAC.com.
BIDEN’S WAR ON DRIVING
The classic and much-loved American road trip could become legend or fantasy, its demise punctuated by daily news articles about rising gas and car prices. blame it President Bidenis the “war on driving”, Tom Raabe warns in a special report for The American Spectator.
“The president campaigned to destroy the oil and gas industry. His words: “I want you to take a look. I want you to look me in the eye. I guarantee you; I guarantee you that we will end fossil fuels and that I will not cooperate with them,” recalls Mr Raabe.
Incidentally, the average gasoline price on Tuesday is $4.61 per gallon. Exactly two years ago — when President Trump was in operation – that price was $1.97 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com, an industry source. Mr. Biden does not seem to recognize this reality now, some 15 months into his presidency.
“Now it’s been a year and a quarter since he’s been cooperating with the oil and gas industry, and he can lean back and bask in the outcome a bit, calling it an ‘incredible transition,'” Ms. Raabe, recalling the president’s exact words. :
“When it comes to gasoline prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that’s unfolding – that God willing, when it’s over – we’ll be stronger, and the world will be stronger and less dependent on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said just over a week ago.
Mr Raabe replied: “The truth is that when it is over we will be poorer, perhaps by many, and if we are sitting in a car, when it is over it will be one with a thousand. 5kg battery under our bums and a range of 300 miles. »
President Biden may believe that less use of fossil fuels will benefit the nation. However, the public does not agree.
A recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that price tags topped the list of disruptive factors in American life.
The survey found that 87% of respondents cited gas prices — along with energy bills and grocery costs — as the source of their greatest stress. This telling poll, however, was taken from Feb. 7-14, back in the good old days when gas was just $3.37 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.
The national average price per gallon as of Tuesday was $4.64. The lowest prices in the country are in Georgia, where gas costs $4.11 a gallon. We can probably assume that the gas stress has also increased.
“Why are the prices rising? As even CNN admits, “the United States isn’t producing as much oil as it used to, so prices have no choice but to go up,” advises Tommy PigotDirector of Rapid Response for the Republican National Committee.
THE RETURN OF THE MILITARY HERO
It’s a trend that could make classic Hollywood he-man John Wayne proud. The role of the fiery but dedicated military stalwart has not lost its appeal to American audiences.
“Superheroes and horror aren’t the only pandemic-era box office game in town anymore,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which tracks trends and finances in film and media.
“In a promising sign for the summer season, Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick” marked the best Memorial Day opening ever with a forecast domestic haul of $126.7 million over three days and 160 .5 million for the four days,” the reporter noted on Tuesday.
“This film heralds the return of the summer blockbuster and is a catalyst that will accelerate demand for films like an F-18 breaking the sound barrier,” said Richard Gelfondgeneral manager of IMAX Corporation, which provided the specialized cameras and outstanding theatrical experiences for the film.
Plus, “Devotion” – a realistic film about a Navy pilot Tom Hudner – is slated for an October release. The airman won the Medal of Honor after trying to save another pilot jesse brown during the Korean War. The film was produced by Columbia Pictures and features actors Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell.
SURVEY OF THE DAY
• 37% of American adults say they are “very excited” about voting in the 2022 midterm elections; 50% of Republicans, 17% of Independents and 34% of Democrats agree.
• 31% overall say they are “fairly enthusiastic” about voting in November: 28% of Republicans, 23% of Independents and 37% of Democrats agree.
• 22% are “not too enthusiastic” about voting; 19% of Republicans, 28% of Independents and 22% of Democrats agree.
• 10% are “not enthusiastic at all”; 3% of Republicans, 31% of Independents and 7% of Democrats agree.
SOURCE: A Marquette University Law School survey of 1,004 American adults, conducted May 9-19 and released May 26.
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