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Biden’s Lies About Voter Law Cost Georgia The All-Star Game

Biden’s Lies About Voter Law Cost Georgia The All-Star Game

President Biden and White House press secretary Jen Psaki continued to make false claims about Georgia’s voting law even after they were debunked. Within 48 hours of Biden’s ESPN interview, MLB announced they were pulling the All-Star game.

There have been many lies spread by The Usual Suspects about Georgia’s new voting law, so much so that even fact-checkers who normally give the left passes are stepping in to set the record straight on some of their false claims.

What’s worse is the lies that are being used by the activist left to pressure “woke” Georgia-based corporations into condemning the law are also being told by President Joe Biden himself and White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

With the news that broke Friday about Major League Baseball pulling their All-Star game out of Georgia in protest, it’s important to revisit the White House’s recent remarks about it. Specifically, we’ll look at how they continued to lie even after called out by fact-checkers, and how just two days after Biden again lied about it and said he’d “strongly support” the MLB pulling the game the league did just that.

Last week during the first formal solo press conference of his presidency (March 25th), Biden described the bill as “un-American” and “sick, sick.”

“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is,” he stated. “It’s sick. It’s sick … deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.”

The following day and after Kemp made the law official with his signature, Biden issued a statement again condemning it.

“Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over,” he alleged, calling the law an example of “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.”

Just a few days later, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler – who is no friend to Republicans – wrote a detailed fact check debunking Biden’s repeated claims about Georgia voting hours:

One could understand a flub in a news conference. But then this same claim popped up in an official presidential statement. Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim, as this was the section of law that expanded early voting for many Georgians.

Somehow Biden managed to turn that expansion into a restriction aimed at working people, calling it “among the outrageous parts” of the law. There’s no evidence that is the case. The president earns Four Pinocchios.

Being held accountable by the Democrat-friendly Washington Post for his false statements about the voting hours part of the law did not deter Biden, who the very next day did an interview with ESPN and proceeded to tell a couple of big whoppers about it, including the debunked one about the voting hours. During the interview he also stated he would “strongly support” the MLB pulling the All-Star game (bolded emphasis added):

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark previously said he “would look forward” to discussions around moving the Midsummer Classic out of Truist Park, and Biden, a Democrat, said he would “strongly support” such a decision.

“People look to them,” Biden said, referring to professional athletes and their outsize platforms. “They’re leaders. Look at what happened with the NBA, as well. Look what’s happened across the board. The very people who were victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right. This is Jim Crow on steroids what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states. What’s it all about? Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote. Can’t do that? Come on. Or you’re going to close the polling place at 5 o’clock when people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

Calling this law “Jim Crow on steroids” is just insane. For starters, he’s just flat out wrong on the voting hours issue, as Kessler reiterated:

He’s also wrong about the food and water claim, as Heritage detailed in a fact check of Democrat/media claims about the law:

FACT: Like the countless other states that have very specific laws against electioneering near polling places, Georgia has codified rules preventing political groups from handing out food or water to voters in line as an incentive to vote, but specifically allows poll workers to make water available to anyone who wants it. The law will also directly cut down wait times, meaning refreshment for people waiting in line will be less necessary.

The day after Biden’s interview, Psaki was asked if she was prepared to issue a correction on Biden’s previous incorrect statements about the law. She refused to do so and instead doubled down on the criticisms:

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Kessler responded to the transcript by pointing out that the White House was digging a “pretty deep hole” with their false claims:

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume noted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is also not a Republican-friendly news outlet, also pushed back on the voting hours claim but in their case, it was a correction to their own reporting:

Of course, they won’t own up to it. They have too much at stake politically to reverse course at this point. Biden owes big political debts to “woke” left-wing activist groups who helped propel him to victory, to Georgia liberal icon Stacey Abrams – who the media credits with helping flip the state, and also to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who is in neighboring South Carolina and whose district butts up to the Georgia state line. Clyburn has been credited with salvaging Biden’s presidential campaign when it appeared it was about to flame out in early 2020.

All of them staunchly oppose the Georgia voting law.

But words sometimes have negative consequences, some that politicians often have to answer for on down the line come election time. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the MLB decided to cave to left-wing outrage mobs two days after Biden said he’d “strongly support” them doing so. Them pulling the All-Star game out of Georgia was a direct consequence of Biden’s words, in my opinion.

The electoral consequences for Biden as far as Georgia is concerned could come during the midterm elections if enough voters decide that him throwing the state under the bus (and nuking job opportunities for many Georgians in the process) over a law that he is continually lying about was a bridge too far. That goes double for the next presidential election, assuming he hasn’t already handed the reins over to Kamala by that point.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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At this point, it doesn’t matter because the narrative that the Georgia election law is terrible, awful, no good, and very bad is out there and established, and there are plenty of people who will believe it. Remember the USPS flap last year, when the media and the Dems worked hand-in-hand to make it look like the Postmaster General and Trump were up to nefarious things and how many people bought it hook, line, and sinker?

And, quite frankly, by the time the midterms roll around it won’t matter much what Georgia’s voters, or voters in general, do because Biden and the Dems will already have had 2 years to inflict a ton of irreversible damage upon the nation, and it’s guaranteed either he or Kamala will still have 2 more years to executive order a whole bunch more, not to mention the federal agencies’ rulemaking.

Finally, this is a prime example of why ESPN’s ratings have been in a downward spiral the past few years.

    Colonel Travis in reply to p. | April 3, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    It does matter, this tyranny cannot be tolerated.
    Do not roll over.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 3, 2021 at 10:22 am

Then why not just sue the motherfucker for the lies he told that cost Georgia the “all star game”. Call him out on it and make him prove his statements are true. If Dominion can sue people for $1 billion dollars then Georgia government should be able to sue the Biden regime for their lies. And I don’t mean sue the “federal government” I mean sue Joe Biden personally in his capacity as president for the false statements he made.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | April 3, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Sue Biden and you will be before a Biden bribed or extorted judge.

    henrybowman in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | April 3, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    The complexities of this befuddle me. A big, blue state, one that voted for a big, blue president and two big, blue senators, is going to turn round and sue the big, blue president because his lies caused a big, blue franchise to yank revenue from a big, blue city. I don’t think this is possible without at least one of these parties doing something that seriously violates the big, blue narrative. And that isn’t going to happen, because unity, you dog-faced pony soldiers!

Almost no one has been fooled by these lies, except a small number of very low information “voters” (put in quotes because votes don’t count in this country anymore)..

Everyone who parrots the lies or uses them as an excuse for a political action is revealing themselves to be hopelessly corrupt, just like the administration is. Don’t blame the lies. Blame the corruption.

So I’m not clear on the background to this. Is it the case that the Biden admin is a bunch of uninformed idiots, or a bunch of disgusting liars who know they’re lying but don’t care? Bit of both, maybe, but neither is a good look for these not-ready-for-prime-time clowns.

Hey. Remember… remember that time Trump was excoriated as ‘literally hitler’ when he interferred with Carrier Inc. because it wanted to move to Mexico?

Or…or when Trump was excoriated as ‘literally hitler’ when he tweeted about Canadian lumber tariffs and tanked markets.

Or how about when Trump was excoriated as ‘literally hitler’ because he insisted US companies de-couple from China and bring production back home?

But let grandpa fraudulency lie to America’s face as he drps trou to take a dump on the mound in Atlanta and kill hundreds of jobs later this year. Zzzz. Journalism. What’s that??

Sooo much healing. Sooo much unity.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 3, 2021 at 11:30 am

Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim . . .

That’s simple. It’s because Biden has totally lost his mind to an advanced case of dementia and uncritically believes everything his handlers tell him. Even if what they tell him is untrue.

healthguyfsu | April 3, 2021 at 11:30 am

If this were Trump, impeachment charges would already be drafted on some made up grounds of threatening a private entity.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 3, 2021 at 11:42 am

Like the countless other states that have very specific laws against electioneering near polling places, Georgia has codified rules preventing political groups from handing out food or water to voters in line as an incentive to vote, but specifically allows poll workers to make water available to anyone who wants it.

Fact is, the state I live in doesn’t allow anyone within 100 feet of a polling station to engage in electioneering or to give out free water and food to those waiting as that could be considered electioneering or outright bribery for votes.

But nobody seems to complain about our state laws.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 3, 2021 at 11:45 am

Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote.

Maybe it’s just me but why in the hell would anyone need to provide “water or food” to people in line waiting to vote. If that’s such an issue then people should simply bring their own water/food to consume as they wait and not be depending on others to give them water/food. In other words, pack a damn box lunch or whatever and bring it along with you if you think you’re going to need it while you wait in line. What a damn non-issue.

    casualobserver in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | April 3, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    It’s something that might matter to a small percentage of voters in any election. Imagine if you are a working person, can’t get to the pols until after 5 PM, and find you are not alone. The line is long. Perhaps 45 minutes or 1 hour long. Water is a nice thing to have. To not have it simply because you didn’t plan ahead might seem annoying. But I agree that making it available as a rule or all the time (100%) only matters to people who want to use if for influence. Most states and counties would probably make it available if their voters insisted. But it’s the campaigners who want to get something out of it.

    henrybowman in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | April 3, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Hey, have a care. You’re talking about protecting Democrat voters — people who are too stupid to understand how to get themselves a Voter ID. Of course they’re too stupid to know their bodies need food and water. You should thank God they’re not showing up in that line buck naked and barefoot; otherwise, Biden would be bitching that polling stations need to coat the sidewalks outside with pool cooldeck so they don’t burn their feet.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 3, 2021 at 11:59 am

And just remember folks, MLB is just backwards for BLM. 🤣 🤣

Explains everything, really.

casualobserver | April 3, 2021 at 12:52 pm

21st century politics = say whatever serves your ends. Fund raise. Be nebulous and avoid correction for as long as needed to meet or approach your goals. Quietly correct it. In the future you can still maintain your false sense of dignity by pointing to the correction.

Anyone opposing voter integrity is presumed a co-conspirator in the coup of November 2020

All of the people in Georgia who voted for this lying fascist deserve what they are getting.

Since most of them are in Atlanta and Atlanta is the city that will experience a negative economic impact it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving group of people.

It’s a matter of principle, not exception. Biden subscribes to the Pro-Choice religion.

Georgia should pass a law giving businesses a cause of action with 4 times damages for this type of behaviour.

Has anybody noticed how the Dems do not fear losing the 2022 “elections” with their war on America?

They do not care what the deplorables think or say. Why would that be? Perhaps they do not care because the votes are already counted. They just need to fill in some names.

    Danny in reply to TX-rifraph. | April 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    An alternative possibility is they would rather work to enact their agenda and lose congress for two years as a result over keeping congress but not doing what they want to.

ChicoFuentes | April 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm

I’d like to see MLB, Coca Cola, Delta, et al. pressed to articulate precisely what objections they have to the Georgia law. That is, what do they consider to be “acceptable” and “unacceptable” provisions?

I doubt that any good could come to these companies by going down that road, since it seems unlikely they’d be able to offer anything that wouldn’t tangle them up when one applied their criteria to other states. Moreover, with their demands in the open, there would be concrete targets to attack. For example, if Delta objected to voter ID requirements, then it would be out of synch with the majority of Americans.

They are not all stars. But even if they were they would now be “former” all stars. You should not make decisions like this without consideration of your customers. At one time successful businesses went by the time tested slogan, “The customer is always right.” Now it’s, “Screw the customer.”

I know this could cost many small businesses in Atlanta a lot of revenue, but frankly, I couldn’t care less where they hold a game that I haven’t watched for decades. Same goes for the NBA, NFL, or NHL. All-star games are a waste to time.

The question is why did the MLB Commissioner act so quickly to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta and then place it in Denver. Was baseball feeling heat from the WH? If Georgia gave the Democrats two brand new socialist senators, and helped give Joe the presidency, why is he deliberately making false accusations and remarks about the election law that in the end game hurt Atlanta’s economy? Why is Biden biting the hand that fed him?

Could it be MLB is in bed with China? MLB recently signed a contract with China to stream baseball games.

To progressives and now socialists, going after the Master’s means going after it’s sponsors. Attacking corporate sponsors is analogous to attacking the supply chain of an opposing Army. Cut off the supply and starve the Army of what it needs to prosecute a war. In this case, golf’s most iconic and venerable venue is made out to be a rich man’s statue embedded with white supremacy that must be torn down. And, CBS follows in line in the name of unity.

Biden’s boss is China and the CCP has its puppet attacking ATT, IBM and Mercedes Benz the tournament’s chief sponsors, to starve Augusta of its revenue stream.

The decision to move the game out of Atlanta only has meaningful consequences to the citizens of Atlanta.

The lies of the entire Biden regime and its sycophantic media have far worse consequences for the United States.

Public enemy number one is the MSMedia. Nothing else comes close.

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