Washington’s Not-So-Secret Secret

 

The Washington Examiner columnist, Paul Bedard, is dedicated to “Washington Secrets.”  This morning he wrote a post about the alleged secret that Joe Biden profited from son Hunter’s “shady” overseas dealings.

According to a Rasmussen poll, 62% of the respondents believe Shifty Joe “personally profited” from Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese. Further, 56% believe there is no chance he will ever see federal charges.

62% and 56%.

There is no secret. The public knows we are a banana republic, with deplorables rotting in jail, and the elites fleecing us for millions of dollars of grift, graft, extortion, influence peddling, and insider trading. (Pelosi anyone?)

The powers that be are in full open defiance and contempt over the plebes. We don’t matter and will be put in our place (see the show trial of Bannon)

They are and forever will be immune from prosecution and will punish any who dare to question them.

The message is no secret.  Know your place, plebe.

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    If Biden ushers in a GOP wave, deep state rollbacks, and President DeSantis gets to add 2 more conservatives to SCOTUS, lefties may happily join a prosecution of the Bidens

    There are people on this website that cannot be convinced Biden should be prosecuted. No way the Commie Dems are going back that. They have other ways of getting rid of people that are not helpful to their narrative.

    Name names. 

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  2. Arahant Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    If Biden ushers in a GOP wave, deep state rollbacks, and President DeSantis gets to add 2 more conservatives to SCOTUS, lefties may happily join a prosecution of the Bidens

    There are people on this website that cannot be convinced Biden should be prosecuted. No way the Commie Dems are going back that. They have other ways of getting rid of people that are not helpful to their narrative.

    Name names.

    Vince Foster.

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  3. BDB Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    One of the characteristics of a banana republic is determining the truth or falsehood of a criminal allegation by . . . opinion poll.

    I do think that there is evidence suggesting influence-peddling by the Biden family. It would be good if there were a genuine investigation and, if warranted, a prosecution.

    Dear Lord.  I of course agree with your remarkably understated suspicions.

    Investigations, prosecutions… good luck with that against Democrats.

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  4. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):
    I dunno about those guys. I question their sincerity.

    Republicans were BANNED from observing election results for what 50+/- years? If we had dedicated poll and election watchers at 3:00 AM in select cities in 2020, we likely wouldn’t have pResident Biden today. You could be one of those poll watchers this November, and again in 2024. Do you not trust your own sincerity?

    Republican individuals are far easier to trust than the Republican National Committee.

    Yes, this is what I mean.

    47 Republicans just voted with the Democrats to codify same-sex marriage into law.

    Why do I want to help those guys?

     

    I want to help them because I want gay-Americans to realize that the progressive left doesn’t care about them and that Wokism is an anti-human rights ideology.

    I figure they know.  But the gaystapo is a more proximate influence than you or I.

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  5. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    One purpose of the J6 show trial hearings, the abominable DC jail treatment of trespassers , the no knock SWAT raids on prominent Trumpists is to serve as warnings to any plebes who think of getting uppity.

    They seem to be actually provoking people with one outrage after another, flying illegals around the country, VA resources to tend to illegals, sending baby formula to the invaders ahead of store shelves and a hundred others , this administration is one ‘in-ya-face’ outrage a day.

    Selling the “STRATEGIC” oil reserve to China (or to whomever).  That’s not a price control slush fund.  That is explicitly how we don’t be like Germany.

    • #35
  6. I Walton Member
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    Either I am  delusional or a great many  Republicans are.  The Democrats control more national, regional and large state institutions, government and non government, more than when we lost the last Presidential election.  Our betters tell us the last election was unambiguously fairly won and we think we’re going to win the next two and fix matters.  Then there are the Chinese who control pretty much every country outside of Europe and the Middle East. The EU doesn’t worry about them because they are already top down so don’t see a problem.     Our betters tell us that the Chinese are not really doing that well so don’t worry.   Moreover, if the Democrats win the next election, they won’t win the Presidential election, and if they do, things will go so badly we’ll be able to win the next elections.  Do so many folks have no experience in the rest of the world, so little knowledge of history?  We might ask as well,   can the most complex vast economy in history be run from the top by experts?   Are there any historical examples?  If we’re run by a narrow self serving elite (is there an alternative?)  will they recognize their errors, and decentralize  as the economy declines and crashes,  returning us to something that can work or at least allow free elections?  And in the mean time, what will the Chinese be doing and our allies in Asia when its obvious the US is out of it, can they step forward and repulse the Chinese or will they accommodate as cautiously as possible, hoping the US will return to its senses? Or just deal with their new boss as comfortably as possible?

    • #36
  7. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    I Walton (View Comment):
    Our betters tell us the last election was unambiguously fairly won and we think we’re going to win the next two and fix matters.

    Well, we only control one-half of one-third of government.  I mean, uh, we had the whole thing but threw it away in a tantrum over Trump’s election.  I mean, we have nothing* now.

    Vote harder, Prole.

    • Actually, I guess you could say we have one-half of one branch again.  This SCOTUS thing is pretty sweet.  I’ll never stop thanking McConnell because these confirmations will never stop being important.  But still, he sucks on a lot.
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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    Either I am delusional or a great many Republicans are. The Democrats control more national, regional and large state institutions, government and non government, more than when we lost the last Presidential election. Our betters tell us the last election was unambiguously fairly won and we think we’re going to win the next two and fix matters. Then there are the Chinese who control pretty much every country outside of Europe and the Middle East. The EU doesn’t worry about them because they are already top down so don’t see a problem. Our betters tell us that the Chinese are not really doing that well so don’t worry. Moreover, if the Democrats win the next election, they won’t win the Presidential election, and if they do, things will go so badly we’ll be able to win the next elections. Do so many folks have no experience in the rest of the world, so little knowledge of history? We might ask as well, can the most complex vast economy in history be run from the top by experts? Are there any historical examples? If we’re run by a narrow self serving elite (is there an alternative?) will they recognize their errors, and decentralize as the economy declines and crashes, returning us to something that can work or at least allow free elections? And in the mean time, what will the Chinese be doing and our allies in Asia when its obvious the US is out of it, can they step forward and repulse the Chinese or will they accommodate as cautiously as possible, hoping the US will return to its senses? Or just deal with their new boss as comfortably as possible?

    Too many hard questions!

    To me it doesn’t matter whether Democrats or Republicans are the narrow self-serving central planners because the narrow self-serving central planners are the problem. And neither party is interested in decentralization of power.

    • #38
  9. Painter Jean Moderator
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    Either I am delusional or a great many Republicans are. The Democrats control more national, regional and large state institutions, government and non government, more than when we lost the last Presidential election. Our betters tell us the last election was unambiguously fairly won and we think we’re going to win the next two and fix matters. Then there are the Chinese who control pretty much every country outside of Europe and the Middle East. The EU doesn’t worry about them because they are already top down so don’t see a problem. Our betters tell us that the Chinese are not really doing that well so don’t worry. Moreover, if the Democrats win the next election, they won’t win the Presidential election, and if they do, things will go so badly we’ll be able to win the next elections. Do so many folks have no experience in the rest of the world, so little knowledge of history? We might ask as well, can the most complex vast economy in history be run from the top by experts? Are there any historical examples? If we’re run by a narrow self serving elite (is there an alternative?) will they recognize their errors, and decentralize as the economy declines and crashes, returning us to something that can work or at least allow free elections? And in the mean time, what will the Chinese be doing and our allies in Asia when its obvious the US is out of it, can they step forward and repulse the Chinese or will they accommodate as cautiously as possible, hoping the US will return to its senses? Or just deal with their new boss as comfortably as possible?

    Too many hard questions!

    To me it doesn’t matter whether Democrats or Republicans are the narrow self-serving central planners because the narrow self-serving central planners are the problem. And neither party is interested in decentralization of power.

    I’m afraid you’re largely right…

    • #39
  10. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    This, however, is encouraging.

    Republicans Who Oppose a Convention of States Are a Fringe Minority

    According to a new poll from Convention of States Action (COSA) and the Trafalgar Group, Americans are ready to put the out-of-control federal government back in its place. President Biden’s dismal approval rating should provide a not-so-subtle hint that Democrats need to back off the far-left agenda that started with a pile of executive orders on January 21, 2021.

    . . .

    Among Republicans, opposing a Convention of States is now a fringe minority position. Only 6.7% of GOP voters indicated they do not support one. Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, says that 81.3% of Republicans supporting a Convention of States is not surprising. Leading Conservatives, such as Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, have endorsed the idea for some time. Additionally, opponents of a COS include George Soros, Planned Parenthood, LaRaza, MoveOn.org, and Hillary Clinton. “There’s never been a single day in my life on a single issue, never, ever, ever, where I woke up and found myself on the side of those baby-killing, America-hating, Communist, Marxist organizations,” Meckler asserted.

    Support for the measure to address those four issues is bipartisan. A majority (63.3%) of unaffiliated voters support a COS, and so do 50.3% of self-identified Democrats. Meckler sees these results in the context of what he calls the Great Decoupling. In Meckler’s opinion, the most pressing issue driving Americans’ desire to reign in the federal government is divergent values. “The split on this issue is between what I would call normal or regular people versus our ruling elites,” Meckler said.

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  11. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    Call me what you like, but I find any current effort, from anybody, to modify the Constitution or do any super-legislative tinkering flat-out terrifying.

    Republicans can’t even repeal unconstitutional laws.  Just wait until they get to rip up the requirement to do so!

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Call me what you like, but I find any current effort, from anybody, to modify the Constitution or do any super-legislative tinkering flat-out terrifying.

    Republicans can’t even repeal unconstitutional laws. Just wait until they get to rip up the requirement to do so!

    Understood, but the goal of a convention of states is to return to the Constitution, not to modify it. To force the federal government to stick to the things it’s Constitutionally allowed to, and not stick its nose where it doesn’t belong.

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  13. BDB Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    Call me what you like, but I find any current effort, from anybody, to modify the Constitution or do any super-legislative tinkering flat-out terrifying.

    Republicans can’t even repeal unconstitutional laws. Just wait until they get to rip up the requirement to do so!

    Understood, but the goal of a convention of states is to return to the Constitution, not to modify it. To force the federal government to stick to the things it’s Constitutionally allowed to, and not stick its nose where it doesn’t belong.

    My heart’s with you, believe me, but I don’t buy it.  The goal of central planning is to eliminate waste and unfairness.  The goal of Gun-Free zones… and so forth.

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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    Call me what you like, but I find any current effort, from anybody, to modify the Constitution or do any super-legislative tinkering flat-out terrifying.

    Republicans can’t even repeal unconstitutional laws. Just wait until they get to rip up the requirement to do so!

    Understood, but the goal of a convention of states is to return to the Constitution, not to modify it. To force the federal government to stick to the things it’s Constitutionally allowed to, and not stick its nose where it doesn’t belong.

    My heart’s with you, believe me, but I don’t buy it. The goal of central planning is to eliminate waste and unfairness. The goal of Gun-Free zones… and so forth.

    Well then we are well and truly [REDACTED].

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