Administrative State Scolds Biden for Not Obeying Them

 

It’s not as if Biden isn’t under relentless pressure to pretend that he is supporting Israel during its devastating war. But now 400 staffers from our Administrative State have the chutzpah to dictate to Biden the demands he must make upon Israel. These “brave souls” signed the letter anonymously:

The letter cites popular American support for a cease-fire, and calls on Biden to ‘urgently demand a cease-fire; and to call for de-escalation of the current conflict by securing the immediate release of the Israeli hostages and arbitrarily detained Palestinians; the restoration of water, fuel, electricity and other basic services; and the passage of adequate humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.’

A lawsuit has also been filed in California by residents of Gaza, their families, and human rights organizations, against Biden, Austin, and Blinken, to act:

‘For the past 38 days, the world has watched senior Israeli officials use dehumanizing language in connection with their expressed intent to destroy and displace Palestinians in Gaza while imposing an unrelenting siege, and intentionally depriving Palestinians the conditions of life necessary for human survival,” the lawsuit reads. ‘The United States has been obligated, from the time it learned of the specter of a genocide of the Palestinian people, to exercise its clear and considerable influence on Israel to prevent this grave crime from unfolding.’

Genocide? Dehumanizing language? Grave crime?

I’m the first person to say that Biden is incompetent in his job, and even though he probably has umpteen handlers telling him what to do (along with Barack Obama), they have a lot of nerve, telling the President of the United States how to conduct foreign policy. All of these people are immune to the facts of the situation or don’t care, believe they know what Israel should do, since Israel is clearly conducting genocide against the poor Palestinian people. How is Biden supposed to secure immediate release of the hostages? If Israel is destroyed, I don’t think they’d care. And if this isn’t the ugliest display in government of anti-Semitism (except for Rashida Tlaib), I don’t know what is.

We’ve talked for years about the outrageous actions and behaviors of the Administrative State. It may be too late to rein them in at this point. I wonder how many of the “signatories” to the letter were Jews?

I don’t know whether I am more revolted or afraid.

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
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    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously?  Or was that a separate thing?

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  2. Susan Quinn Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

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  3. Django Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech. 

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  4. Susan Quinn Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech.

    ??

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The one I’m thinking of might have been students demanding Harvard do things?  But I don’t know why they would have been anonymous for that.

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  6. Susan Quinn Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    The one I’m thinking of might have been students demanding Harvard do things?  But I don’t know why they would have been anonymous for that.

    These are probably the same people who are so afraid that they demand safe spaces.

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  7. Django Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech.

    ??

    Just an example of the difference between a President and a Pretender. 

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  8. Susan Quinn Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech.

    ??

    Just an example of the difference between a President and a Pretender.

    Well done. Sorry I missed it.

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  9. kedavis Coolidge
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    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech.

    Peter Rodman?

    @peterrobinson discusses some of those events here:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/a-supreme-moment/

    Starting about 27:10 in the original version, but might be later if additional ads get inserted.

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    The Foreign Policy Blob: The letter cites popular American support for a cease-fire,

    What popular American support for a cease-fire? They just invented that out of whole cloth.

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  11. Susan Quinn Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    The Foreign Policy Blob: The letter cites popular American support for a cease-fire,

    What popular American support for a cease-fire? They just invented that out of whole cloth.

    That’s what I’m thinking, too. What survey, poll, did they consult?  H.m.m…..

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    Susan Quinn: they have a lot of nerve, telling the President of the United States how to conduct foreign policy

    The Blob did the same thing to President Trump, and actually impeached him for not doing what the Foreign Policy Blob demanded.

    Is Fat Vindman behind this?

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  13. Susan Quinn Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: they have a lot of nerve, telling the President of the United States how to conduct foreign policy

    The Blob did the same thing to President Trump, and actually impeached him for not doing what the Foreign Policy Blob demanded.

    Is Fat Vindman behind this?

    Aha! I thought this all sounded familiar!!

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  14. Susan Quinn Member
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    The comment from the staffers’ letter that is so outrageous is their demand that Biden should secure the release of the hostages. Now, just how does that happen? Do they really think that Hamas is going to release them if the US says, “pretty please”? Supposedly Qatar is “helping” to negotiate the release of a handful in exchange for another pause. Is that what these people really want? 

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  15. Django Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Is this the same letter/demands I heard about a while back, also signed anonymously? Or was that a separate thing?

    This letter came out yesterday or today.

    The story goes that R. Reagan fired the guy who tried to tell him to take the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” out of his speech.

    Peter Rodman?

    @ peterrobinson discusses some of those events here:

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/a-supreme-moment/

    Too long ago for me to remember the guy’s name. I read an excerpt where Reagan said that there had been a fundamental disagreement: [I] thought the President made policy while he thought he did. 

    Sounds like there is disagreement about the background: Tear down this wall! – Wikipedia

    Who knows for certain? 

     

     

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  16. Susan Quinn Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Too long ago for me to remember the guy’s name. I read an excerpt where Reagan said that there had been a fundamental disagreement: [I] thought the President made policy while he thought he did. 

    Sounds like there is disagreement about the background: Tear down this wall! – Wikipedia

    Who knows for certain? 

    At least we know who wrote the actual line!!

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  17. Steve Fast Member
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    Susan Quinn: These “brave souls” signed the letter anonymously:

    How does one sign something anonymously?

    This is how you sign something if you have courage:

     

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  18. Susan Quinn Member
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    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: These “brave souls” signed the letter anonymously:

    How does one sign something anonymously?

    This is how you sign something if you have courage:

     

    I love it, Steve. Yeah, I wondered that, too. Maybe they said something like, “Expert from Treasury” or “Foreign Policy Aficionado from State.” BTW, 40 departments were involved.

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  19. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    400 Government Officals Sign a Letter Objecting to Biden’s Israel Stance

    Also worth mentioning is the fact that the majority of those who signed the letter are in their 20s and 30s. This means not only are they living in the federal and left-wing echo chambers, but they are closer in age to college students. So, their “academic” experiences are still relatively fresh in their minds. In addition to whatever matriculation indoctrination they may have received, they tend to take that information and use it to view the world as they wish it to be, not as it truly is. Hence, the misguided notion that if Israel were to stop the offensive, doves of peace would descend from the sky, and we could buy the world a Coke and keep it company. (Kids, ask your grandparents about that.) And they are frustrated that their version of events is not the one that is unfolding.

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  20. lowtech redneck Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    The Foreign Policy Blob: The letter cites popular American support for a cease-fire,

    What popular American support for a cease-fire? They just invented that out of whole cloth.

    They’re trying to make a ‘cease-fire’ the New Thing, starting with young people….and we are in such a degenerated state as a nation that the propaganda could be made a reality.

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  21. Zafar Member
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    Susan Quinn: A lawsuit has also been filed in California by residents of Gaza, their families and human rights organizations, against Biden, Austin and Blinken, to act

    Here’s the full complaint.

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
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    I suspect that even a far-left judge would rule – and especially regarding a mostly-left administration – that nobody can sue them to do certain things especially involving foreign policy.

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  23. Percival Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: These “brave souls” signed the letter anonymously:

    How does one sign something anonymously?

    This is how you sign something if you have courage:

     

    I love it, Steve. Yeah, I wondered that, too. Maybe they said something like, “Expert from Treasury” or “Foreign Policy Aficionado from State.” BTW, 40 departments were involved.

    And they are trying to tell us that a government shutdown would be a Bad Thing.

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  24. Susan Quinn Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    400 Government Officals Sign a Letter Objecting to Biden’s Israel Stance

    Also worth mentioning is the fact that the majority of those who signed the letter are in their 20s and 30s. This means not only are they living in the federal and left-wing echo chambers, but they are closer in age to college students. So, their “academic” experiences are still relatively fresh in their minds. In addition to whatever matriculation indoctrination they may have received, they tend to take that information and use it to view the world as they wish it to be, not as it truly is. Hence, the misguided notion that if Israel were to stop the offensive, doves of peace would descend from the sky, and we could buy the world a Coke and keep it company. (Kids, ask your grandparents about that.) And they are frustrated that their version of events is not the one that is unfolding.

    Of course! I should have figured that out. It brings to mind a slightly related story where a small group of new young employees in a business didn’t like one of the supervisors and told the highers-up she should be fired. Guess who got fired? Not her. What nerve!

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  25. Globalitarian Lower Order Misanthropist Coolidge
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    In the old days when someone couldn’t write his name, he signed with an X.  I suppose this is what happened here.

    But seriously, a letter with 400 anonymous signatories was first reported on Oct. 19 by NBC.  I don’t know why the news blitz now.

    But signing anonymously sounds more like it should have meant sent anonymously.  And no one who wants to be taken seriously sends anonymous letters, unless it involves something criminal.

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  26. Susan Quinn Member
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    Globalitarian Lower Order Misa… (View Comment):
    But seriously, a letter with 400 anonymous signatories was first reported on Oct. 19 by NBC.  I don’t know why the news blitz now.

    That is odd. If anyone else knows why we’re mostly hearing about it now, I’d be interested. Several publications followed the NYT today.

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
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    Globalitarian Lower Order Misa… (View Comment):
    But seriously, a letter with 400 anonymous signatories was first reported on Oct. 19 by NBC.  I don’t know why the news blitz now.

    That’s what I was thinking of.  Didn’t see any reason why they would put out a new letter each month, or something.

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  28. Django Member
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    I guess not all of the Deep State got the memo:

    ‘That Is a War Crime’: Biden Admin Confirms Hamas Is Using Hospitals for Terrorism (townhall.com)

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  29. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: These “brave souls” signed the letter anonymously:

    How does one sign something anonymously?

    This is how you sign something if you have courage:

     

     

    No, that’s how you argue your point when you know that what you’re doing is just and right.  

    This is how you argue your point when you know that what you’re doing is evil and wrong:

     

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  30. Bob Thompson Member
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    I hope no one here is operating under the false impression that typical federal appointees and employees stand by and operate with principles, integrity or courage. These people have typically reached or exceeded their employment potential and are not about to put that at risk by expressing dissatisfaction using their actual identity.

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