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  • California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary
  • Becerra is a longtime defender of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — aka Obamacare
  • Ataunch advocate for abortion
  • A close ally of California Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • Recently ordered nearly the entire state of California to shut down over COVID-19
  • H.H.S. is a $1 trillion-a-year federal agency with 80,000 employees
  • Oversees drugs and vaccines, medical research and health insurance programs . . .

Joe Biden has been criticized by members of the left wing of the Democratic Party, which is demanding that he pick so-called progressives for his administration. . . .

The former vice president, who is planning to become America’s 46th president in January if the disputed election is resolved, picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary. Becerra is a longtime defender of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — aka Obamacare — and a staunch advocate for abortion.

Becerra, 62, a former lawmaker in the House, said on Twitter that as California’s attorney general he has defended the ACA. “As Secretary of Health and Human Services, I will build on our progress and ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care — through this pandemic and beyond,” he wrote.

The second Latino to be appointed by Biden to a top position, Becerra is a close ally of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who recently ordered nearly the entire state to shut down over COVID-19.  . . .

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he would vote against confirming him to head Health and Human Services (HHS), a $1 trillion-a-year federal agency with 80,000 employees, which oversees drugs and vaccines, medical research and health insurance programs that cover more than 130 million Americans.

“Xavier Becerra spent his career attacking pro-life Americans and tried to force crisis pregnancy centers to advertise abortions,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “He’s been a disaster in California and he is unqualified to lead HHS. I’ll be voting no, and Becerra should be rejected by the Senate.” . . .

“With his choice of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary, Joe Biden has proven yet again he is an extremist on abortion,” the Susan B. Anthony List wrote on Twitter, adding that the former California congressman has voted against banning partial-birth abortions. . . .

“Having managed the nation’s largest state justice department and having been a longtime champion for expanding access to health care, Becerra brings the experience needed to do the job — experience that is sorely lacking as the nation contends with the greatest public health crisis in generations,” the group said in a statement. “He has also led the current legal fights to protect the Affordable Care Act and Title X, making him an excellent pick to reverse President Donald Trump’s health care sabotage.”

Ady Barkan, a liberal health-care activist confined to a wheelchair by terminal ALS, praised Becerra on Twitter as as an “excellent pick” who “believes deeply that health care is a human right.”

Becerra is on record as supporting Medicare for all Americans. “I’ve been a supporter of Medicare for All for the 24 years that I was in Congress,” Becerra said in 2017. . . .

And Common Dreams, a progressive group, wrote Monday that “If confirmed as HHS secretary, Becerra would have the power to grant waivers allowing states to set up their own single-payer systems—an approach endorsed by one coalition of single-payer proponents in California.

“That’s exactly our hope and strategy—to push for a waiver at the state level so that Governor Newsom can fulfill his campaign promise for single-payer,” tweeted Healthy California Now. “He made the same request of the Trump administration — on his first day in office! — but was of course ignored.” . . .

As Becerra sought to shore up his progressive bona fides while in the House, he once got crossways with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Back in 2009, when the House was preparing to vote on the ACA, Becerra suggested that party leaders gave up too easily, Politico reported at the time. . . .

“That didn’t sit well with the speaker, and witnesses said she made her displeasure known to Becerra and other top Democrats at a subsequent leadership meeting,” the outlet wrote. “‘I understand I have tire tracks on my back because Xavier threw me under the bus,’ witnesses quoted Pelosi as saying. The speaker went on to accuse Becerra of trying to improve his ‘street cred’ with progressives by undercutting her.”

Biden has drawn scorn by overlooking popular progressives like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for his Cabinet. But Biden last week defended his picks so far.

“We already have significant representation among progressives in our administration,” Biden said in an NBC News interview. “There’s nothing really off the table. But there’s something critical: Taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House, particularly a person of consequence, is really a difficult decision that would have to be made.”

So that’s just where they’ll stay: the Senate. “I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda. And it’s gonna’ take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done,” Biden said. . . .

His first Cabinet picks — such as Antony Blinken, a veteran foreign policy adviser, for Secretary of State; Ron Klain for chief of staff; former Sen. John Kerry for international climate czar; and former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary — are longtime Establishment figures.

Politico recently floated a theory on Biden’s initial picks: “The former vice president has chosen people for top positions who haven’t sparked bitter or protracted fights with the left — without giving progressives any major wins,” the site said. “None of Biden’s nods have been wildly off the mark to the left flank of the Democratic Party. And the president-elect has also selected leaders who, despite being moderate, have spent time building relationships with progressives.”

(Excerpt from Just the News. Article by Joseph Curl. Photo Credit: Dreamstime.)

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Carmen Hanna
December 13, 2020

Dear God, do not allow this people to win the election. Have mercy Lord for this country and bring justice to all the lies of the enemy. We are praying and we repent on behalf of all Democrats who do not care about anything but power. Some are even serving other Gods, please God help us and hear our prayers. We have prayed so much that we give everything to you. Give us victory on this, we only want righteousness in America. Give strength to president Trump who has been through so much and done so much for his country. Help us Lord and do not allow this man Biden, Harris, and Obama destroy godly values in American. In Jesus name we ask you. Amen

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cole
December 13, 2020

Let’s face reality folks. Biden’s entire pre-cabinet picks (starting with his VP) is nothing more than a group of dedicated one world government puppets. Let’s be very real – no matter what anyone says or decides, Biden and his shadow cronies stole the election “to date”. (I still have hope and am praying that Biden will never take office nor any of his cabinet members). I cannot find one of his picks who would not sell out their country in a moment’s time for a bucket of cash and some favors.
Why are so many surprised at this? Biden spent 47 years in compromised situations, selling off our nation’s interests, leaving taxpayers unprotected & padding his own bank account. Even the best money manager does not accumulate what Biden has in 47 years without “criminal actions”.
This is Biden & despite what they keep trying to force us to believe – he is a full blown and devoted socialist / communist. Moderate is NOT in his vocabulary. Respect for following the rules of law, order, ethics, integrity, etc. – they do not exist in a Biden cabinet or administration. This man’s religion is in label only – in the places where conviction & what is best for the nation should be guiding him, he puts himself first. He allowed that to happen through 47 years of compromise (meaning BAD compromise)…so now he is in a position where he must return the favors because the players are all at the table and the chips are being cashed in.
I will continue to pray for the prophets to be right, for the sword of truth with justice to expose the corruption and that God will rescue our nation.

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Shannon
December 13, 2020

O God, do not keep silence; do not hold Your peace or be still, O God!
For behold Your enemies make an uproar; those who hate You have raised their heads.
They lay crafty plans against Your people; they consult together against Your treasured ones…
For they conspire with one accord; against You they make a covenant…
O my God, make them like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind. As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze, so may You pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your hurricane!
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your Name, O LORD. Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace, that they may know that You alone, Whose Name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth.
Psalm 83

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Daniel
December 13, 2020

Dear Lord, please deliver our nation from the hands of these evil lunatics. Theirs is an upside down, backwards vision for America that would reverse Your Ten Commandments. Their plans and designs, though hidden by clever language and the censorship of the media, are nevertheless clear to those of us who You have given wisdom and clarity. Dear Lord, in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, please remove their evil cancer from the body of our nation. They are spiritually, morally, politically, and ideologically at odds with everything You command and expect of us, and they lust for the power to try to force us to bend the knee to them. Lord bless and protect us from their dark designs. Turn the eyes of our people to You and let Your grand designs prevail. Lord give us the strength and courage to resist their evil plans. Lord let us gladly accept whatever sacrifice You may require of us to resist their evil. Let the examples of courage and sacrifice of Your good people shine as a beacon, and inspire still more to turn from their wicked ways and repent. In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen.

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    Daniel
    December 13, 2020

    I would like to add the following verse, that I feel says much about these times: Daniel 12:10, NIV: “Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.”

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      Cynthia
      December 13, 2020

      And, Daniel 12:7b …and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.

      O Lord, please, as our Good Shepherd, guide us to completely humble ourselves, and turn from our own wicked ways. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

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Shari Bradley
December 13, 2020

Although the pick is an atrocity, it means nothing because praise God, there is not going to be a Biden presidency. This is all an exercise in futility!

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