Tag: Joe Biden

Iran, Joe Biden, and World War III


As I follow the thoughtful discussions about the war in Israel here on Ricochet, I can’t figure out why more people are not speaking about Iran. Maybe the reason is that the complexities of the situation are difficult to manage. Or maybe the future looks so dismal that people are afraid to face the truth. Not like I’m a purveyor of truth! But I wouldn’t be quite so alarmed if I believed we were talking about how dangerous Iran truly is.

In researching Iran’s power, the facts are alarming. We talk about the Iranian proxies, but I never realized the pervasiveness of their power. Not only is Hamas serving them, but Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and hundreds of leaders are guiding multiple terrorist organizations within those countries. This graphic gives you a quick look at their influence.

People Say the Darndest Things…


We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean. We have plans to build in – in Angola one of the largest solar plants in the world. I can go on, but I’m not. I’m going off-script. I’m going to get in trouble.”

These are, of course, the words of our President, the Big Guy, Joe Biden. Such a bizarre, strange thing to say. So odd that it wouldn’t be something even a satirist would be unlikely to think of (even in the days when “Saturday Night Live” was funny, when dinosaurs ruled the world.) Even far left leaning Snopes, confronted with the video, had to admit, this is what the President said.

Non sequiturs are much more common in the real world than in fiction. Our President often says things that don’t conform to reality, because his mind doesn’t seem to be tracking with reality. It can be difficult to follow his statements. There are those in social media that try to present “Dark Biden,” an incredibly cool guy, taking down Putin, climate change, and MAGA Republicans, but not at all in that order. You can’t let “Dark Biden” say goofy stuff about building a choo-choo over the water and expect anyone to take him seriously. 

Biden’s EV Mandate Means More Dirty Mines and More Slave Labor


Work harder, kid. Biden wants more EVs.

The Biden administration is making America worse again. This time, his EPA plans to mandate electric vehicles make up two-thirds of new cars by 2032. Which is really, really destructive.

According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 41% of Americans said they would not buy an electric vehicle. But White House Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi doesn’t care about what dumb Americans think — he knows better.

DC Freaks Out Over DeSantis’s Ukraine Comments; Voters Shrug


Several right-of-center politicians and commentators are outraged over Gov. Ron DeSantis’s latest statement on the war in Ukraine. The hawks accuse the Florida governor of showing American weakness. Trump accuses him of being too vague. Both claim his short statement threatens his electoral chances — a prediction which reveals a severe case of Beltway Brain.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked various potential presidential candidates for their positions on America’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This was DeSantis’s response:

While the U.S. has many vital national interests — securing our borders, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security and independence, and checking the economic, cultural, and military power of the Chinese Communist Party — becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.

Joe Selvaggi talks with constitutional scholar Ilya Somin about the merits and likely success of the two Supreme Court cases Nebraska v. Biden and Department of Education v. Brown, which challenge the President’s constitutional right to cancel more than $400 billion in student debt.


Don’t Let Biden Cancel Medicare/Social Security Reform


Joe Biden is facing a moral dilemma. Does he embrace politically unpopular reforms to Social Security and Medicare that will ensure their survival for future generations, or does he, for short-term political gain, aggressively block any changes to these iconic retirement programs?

Democrats have worked hard and successfully to make Medicare/Social Security the “third rail” of American politics. Medicare/SS reform has now such a stink about it that Republican lawmakers shouted their outrage at allegations that they were threatening Social Security in President Biden’s State of the Union address.

The only current proposal, by Florida Sen. Rick Scott, would merely require periodically reviewing Social Security and other major programs to assure that they are functioning as intended. This happens to be virtually identical to a proposal advanced in 1975, and again in 1990, by a senator with the same name as the current president.

The State of the Union Is Meaningless


The problem with a Joe Biden speech is that he doesn’t believe anything he says.

When Reagan claimed to hate the dirty red commies, his personal history and actions in office backed up the statement. When George H.W. Bush promised to spread democracy around the world, even his harshest critics knew he believed it — and shuddered.

Not so with Biden. He boasts of bipartisanship in one paragraph, then accuses Republicans of killing Social Security in the next. One sentence on unity, the next ties a lefty nudist’s attack on Paul Pelosi to January 6. He demands an end to fentanyl, then ignores the issue until the next State of the Union.

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The Democratic National Committee, apparently at the behest of President Joe Biden, is poised to replace Iowa as the first presidential nominating caucus for South Carolina, followed quickly by New Hampshire and Georgia on the same day, followed by Michigan and Nevada. The Silver State presumably would have to ditch its caucus system for a […]

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The Perfect Democratic Backdrop to a ‘Hail Mary’ Pass


The trend lines are unmistakable. Democratic voters appear headed to a walloping in this election. I can’t refer to it as “Election Day” anymore. Thanks to the early and mail-in voting, it’s “Election Season.” It began in late September in some states. And we won’t know the results in many states, especially Pennsylvania, thanks to the malign, confusing manner they handle mail-in ballots.

President Joe Biden delivered his “closing message” last night for this year’s midterm election. Because his last brazenly political speech did so well. As for me, I watched the World Series even out at two games apiece as Houston Astros pitchers combined for a no-hitter over my former hometown Phillies. Even the reliably Democratic Washington Post gave the speech scant coverage, referring almost as much to his previous disaster, using Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and two US Marines as a deeply inappropriate backdrop. Dark Brandon, indeed.

Led by Jill Biden and Gisele Fetterman, the new Democrat mantra seems to be: Marriage vows be damned! Abandon your humanity! Demean and degrade your spouse in the name of political power. Teri’s got some thoughts on The Toxicity Twins. Also, why surging turkey prices are a good thing.


Newsletter: https://smartgirlpolitics.substack.com/p/the-enableists-its-time-for-jill


  • Where to Get Legal Weed in Florida? Soon, at Your Local Circle K Gas Station (Car and Driver)
  • New York Supreme Court reinstates all employees fired for being unvaccinated, orders backpay (Fox News)
  • Rising Costs To Affect Turkey Day Worse Than Last Year (Newsmax)
  • Report: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rejects Mexican-Born Congresswoman Because She Is Republican (Free Beacon)
  • The Switcheroos of the Two Parties (American Greatness)

Dems Are Successfully Executing a Long-Range Strategy on the Border


Central American refugees board a truck in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on their way to the US border.

Pundits commonly depict the ongoing calamity at our border as the result of Biden administration incompetence. As with inflation, urban crime, and the deficit, their near-complete lack of insight and management skills is leading us over a cliff.

But this analysis itself is a major error. They know exactly what they are doing and they are doing it well. They are executing a long-range plan that is achieving great success.

Joe Biden Supporter Takes Action Against the MAGA Threat


Joe Biden warned that Republicans who want to make America great again are “a clear and present danger” to American democracy. That his political opponents represent “a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country.”

His message got through. A North Dakota man has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after intentionally killing a teenager with his vehicle just because the teen is a Republican.

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I invest little time in the toxic swamp known as Twitter, but I follow a few favorite contributors via an anonymous account. One such account is @IowaHawkBlog, the handle of David Burge. He profiles himself as “Karma’s janitor.” The snark is strong with Mr. Burge. He is one of the most clever wordsmiths on Twitter, […]

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Building Back Badly


On Sunday, August 7, along strictly partisan lines, the Senate passed the Biden administration’s misnamed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote. The bill avoided a filibuster after the Senate parliamentarian held that the energy and drug provisions were budgetary matters that satisfied the reconciliation procedure under the Byrd Rule. Some strategic concessions won over the two Democrat holdouts, senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. As matters now stand, the IRA cobbles together a number of disparate programs whose common thread is taxing a wide range of activities to supply handsome subsidies, largely for health care ($64 billion) and climate and renewable energy programs ($369 billion).

The overall legislation is notable for its relentless ad hoc–ery and last-minute amendments. On the taxation side, there is a 15 percent book minimum tax, that is, income that companies report to their investors, free of the odd quirks found in the Internal Revenue Code. The IRA now tinkers with the carried-interest exception by extending the long-term capital gain treatment waiting period from three to five years, but only for people whose adjusted gross income exceeds $400,000. In the IRA, there is also a stiff excise tax on drug manufacturers and drug companies with the temerity to refuse supplying the government with prescription drugs at bargain prices under Medicare Part D. And the ARA allocates $80 billion to increased IRS enforcement over the next ten years. In its most recent analysis, published on August 2, the Tax Foundation concluded that the bill is much ado about nothing, estimating that it will generate about $304 billion over the next ten years, with only tiny changes in both GDP growth wages of -0.1 percent, and a loss of some 30,000 jobs over that period. Following Senator Sinema’s changes, at least one Democratic official maintained the IRA would still generate close to $300 billion.

Ode To Uncle Joe (Apologies to Bobbie Gentry)


This is based on the song by Bobbie Gentry released in 1967 titled “Ode to Billie Joe

It was January, in the year twenty twenty-one
I was out at White Pass skiing down a black diamond run
And at dinner time, we stopped and skied back to the lodge to eat
And Mama hollered out the lodge door, “git them ski boots off your feet”
And then she said, “I got some news this mornin’ from channel 4”
“Today Biden was sworn in, and we haven’t seen worse before”

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In yesterday’s print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there is a front page article about how Democratic nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams, and U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock are pushing President Biden to forgive large amounts of student loan debt – now. Here’s a bit of the article. If you want to read the whole thing, […]

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