Tag: Joe Biden

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to go behind the scenes of her new book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.”

Member Post

 

Boss, you’ve done it again.  Signing an obscure NASCAR driver with only one major win to a multi-million endorsement contract-how could that ever work?  But Brandon Brown merchandise is just flying off the shelf.  Jackets, hats, t-shirts, stickers and pins-they’re selling almost as well as Colin’s stuff at his height.  That move was genius! Genius […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

RealClearPolitics White House correspondent Phil Wegmann (note the second ‘n’) joins Jack to dish on his, er…fourth-row seat witnessing the struggles of the Biden administration. They also chat about Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Aristotle, and . . . drinking water? Give it a listen.

Confirmed: Biden Killed 7 Children to Distract from His Afghanistan Debacle

 

After terrorists killed 13 Americans and 169 Afghans, the Biden administration needed a success to distract from his disastrous Kabul withdrawal. Three days later, the White House celebrated a drone strike.

“U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International airport,” U.S. Central Command spokesman Navy Capt. Bill Urban announced Aug. 29. “We are confident we successfully hit the target. Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,” he added.

Within hours, skepticism grew. Who was targeted? Did the Taliban provide the “intelligence?” Were civilians hurt?

How To Honor 9/11 This Weekend

 

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is on Saturday and a generation of Americans is too young to remember it. Thirteen soldiers, mostly too young to remember 9/11, died in Afghanistan last week; most were infants or toddlers when Islamic terrorists flew commercial airplanes into the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. It is why they fought in Afghanistan in the first place.

Those of a certain age remember exactly what we were doing, not just that morning of September 11, 2001, but the days that followed, we all have stories. Like 2006 West Point Graduate and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Patrick Dowdell has special memories. Especially how the father of this Queens native didn’t come home that night, buried under the rubble of the World Trade Center while trying to save people as a fireman. Every 9/11, Dowdell and his friends, family, and father’s former colleagues and friends gather at Station No. 4 in Queens to remember the fallen and their heroism.

On Covid and Texas, Biden Courts a Constitutional Crisis

 

When Donald Trump was president, we heard a lot about Norms® and Standards. Trump was accused of violating this vague collection of unwritten rules, a convenient tactic when they couldn’t prove actual crimes. The good news was that Biden’s election would restore this Beltway-approved system of etiquette. How refreshing.

Eight months into his administration, Biden has folded, spindled, and mutilated our Norms® and Standards, even those mandated by the Constitution. Trump was erratic but Biden is openly courting a constitutional crisis.

Pressured by far-left backbencher Cori Bush in August, the White House reinstated an eviction ban already declared illegal by the Supreme Court. Biden knew it was a violation but said: “by the time it gets litigated, it will probably give some additional time.”

Should Biden Speak at the 9/11 Memorials?

 

In early August, before the chaos of President Biden’s “successful” airlift operation, it was reported by NBC News, that a group of victims’ families didn’t want Biden to attend the 20th-anniversary ceremonies at the three memorial sites – The Pentagon, Ground Zero in New York City, and Shanksville, PA.

Nearly 1,800 Americans directly affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are opposing President Joe Biden’s participation in any memorial events this year unless he upholds his pledge to declassify U.S. government evidence that they believe may show a link between Saudi Arabian leaders and the attacks.

Should we believe that many of the 9/11 victim families who had later this August watched the chaos and reckless way that Biden extracted some but not all Americans, extracted thousands of unvetted Afghans, and left thousands of NATO nationals behind in the country, now feel even better of Joe Biden and his pending arrival at the 9/11 memorial sites?

Author Sam Harris Shows Biden Endorsers How to Apologize

 

You have probably heard of the author, entrepreneur, and atheist Sam Harris. His book, “The End of Faith,” was both interesting, illustrative, and rather depressing. It is beneficial to read books by people you disagree with, even at fundamental levels. I still respect his work. He’s brilliant and successful.

Recently, I posted about more than 70 former Republican national security advisors who signed a statement mostly in opposition to Donald Trump’s reelection last year but endorsing Joe Biden with these prescient words:

Joe Lied, People Died

 

You know this guy—the fellow who seems to be embedded in your life because he’s connected to your group of friends. Or he’s the member of your family that everyone tolerates because no one knows how to keep him away from family events. He can be very funny and charming at times and get along with people, but there’s one thing that people cannot stand about him: he’s a liar. We all know someone just like that.

Some of us think he’s been lying since he spoke his first words. Early on, the lies were probably innocent enough: embellishing a story, making it funnier, more dangerous, more intriguing. When he got “oohs” and “aahs” for those stories, he decided that he could get more attention by dressing up his stories even more: he’d make up stories whole-cloth. Or he’d lie to avoid looking bad or getting into trouble. By the time he reached his teen-age years, lying became natural for him. People rarely questioned his stories, either because they had no idea how easily he lied, or they were reluctant to challenge him, or they simply had given up on learning the truth. So they just went along. When people commiserated about his chronic lying, someone inevitably would say, “That’s just Joe.”

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his article “Joe Biden Has Been Derelict In His Duty. He Is Unfit To Lead. He Should Be Impeached.”

The Biden Legacy in One Photo

 

President Joe Biden just concluded his Thursday press conference on the deadly suicide bombing in Kabul. With 12 Marines and more than 90 Afghans confirmed dead, the mood should have been somber. This was beyond somber; it was funereal.

Biden quietly mumbled his way through the speech at a glacial pace, expressing sadness at the deaths. The words promised vengeance but his tone was complete resignation. The loudest moments were the repeated clearing of his throat. An exhausted 78-year-old incapable of performing his duties and failing miserably when he tries.

Biden’s Afghan Political Calculations Have a Basis: Benghazi

 

Remember the movie, “13 hours?” It was about the courageous work of six CIA contractors to defend an American consulate – excuse me, a “Temporary Mission Facility” – in Benghazi, Libya, about a year after long-time Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi was, shall we say, terminated. Actor John Krasinski shed his “The Office” image in a breakout role.

The facility was overrun by terrorists resulting in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stephens. Why the US military never responded remains a mystery, and we still do not know to this day where President Obama was. We surmise that President Obama didn’t want to be interrupted with an early morning flight to Nevada for a campaign trip and upcoming debate with GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Stand Not Amazed. We All Knew They Promoted Death.

 

The nursing home deaths in New York and what is transpiring in Afghanistan are the result of the reckless and heartless decisions of two men that we all knew had a history of promoting death. Of the two major political parties in America, one promotes death and the other life. The Democratic Party has for decades promoted abortion-on-demand and now abortion up to the moment of live birth and in some cases abortion after live birth if the child survives the abortion procedure. Both of the men in question are Democrats. Both of them were raised Catholic. At some point in each of their lives they turned away from valuing human life to promoting death.

In January 2019, when then-Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the most extreme abortion legislation into law, as a man who was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, he wasn’t embarrassed or ashamed for signing the legislation — he celebrated it. In his joyful exuberance for the future killing of innocents, he ordered that several of New York City’s landmarks be lit up in pink including the spire atop the newly rebuilt One World Trade Center building standing in close proximity where thousands of Americans and foreign nationals were murdered when the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, after al Qaeda terrorists flew passenger jets into each of the towers.

Now it’s been revealed by the new governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo lied about the numbers of deaths from COVID-19 in New York State. On the day that Cuomo left office, he reported some 43,400 deaths from COVID-19 across the state. Hochul corrected the number upward to 55,395. In March 2020, Andrew Cuomo, as governor issued an executive order sending vulnerable senior citizens with co-morbidities and weakened immune systems into nursing homes that had previously been identified as environments where the COVID virus spread rapidly and pervasively and where seniors in documented cases on the west coast had quickly contracted the virus and died. When those New York seniors quickly contracted the virus and subsequently died, Cuomo also underreported the number of nursing home deaths by more than 50%.

Member Post

 

President Biden may have made the worst foreign policy blunder of a generation (or two, or three) with how he directed America’s withdrawal from a NATO mission in Afghanistan. Still, there’s a good chance he’s blundering his way through other ongoing policy crises as well. After all, he’s been consistently wrong for 40 years. But […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Tucker Carlson reported that ABC News did not broadcast several parts of the George Stephanopoulos interview with Rheumy Joe “due to time.”  Fortunately,  ABC supposedly released a complete transcript of the interview, which includes this gem: STEPHANOPOULOS: I– I think a lot of– a lot of Americans, and a l– even a lot of veterans […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Toby is on the road doing his “footie reporter” thing and after a quick tour of the north country, he and James widen their scope to  take in the draconian measures elsewhere in the Commonwealth, namely that of Dan Andrews, the Premier of Victoria and Jacinda Ardern, the PM of New Zealand.

Of course they turn their sights to the unfolding disaster that is the fall of Afghanistan back into the hands of Taliban.

Military Leadership Absent

 

Something was missing from the Monday Pentagon briefing. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley has not been known to shrink from expressing his opinion forcefully. He has been more than happy to stick out his designer retro uniformed chest full of fruit salad and speak his truth to Republican members of Congress or against President Trump and his bitter clinging deplorable extremist hobbits. Likewise, retired four star general, granted a legislative exemption, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, who served as CENTCOM commander under President Obama, has been quite vocal in support of the leftist program of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Yet, neither of these brave souls showed their faces at the Department of Defense press briefing following Joe Biden’s appearance in front of the White House press corps.

It fell to a lowly two star Army general to represent the uniformed services, while a couple underling suits showed up instead of Secretary Austin. Mind you, Milley and Austin were not entirely silent on the turn of events in Afghanistan. No, reliable sources reminded the media that Austin and Milley had counselled against Biden’s decision to fully withdraw. Further, over the past weekend, Milley briefed Congress that the threat of active terrorist groups reforming in Afghanistan had accelerated.

Where Do I Go to Say “I’m Sorry” to Afghans?

 

The blame game is easy right now, and everybody’s playing it, especially the suits in charge. But put yourself in Afghan shoes, on the feet of scared people, saying goodbyes hunkered down in homes with crazed fanatics running around with AK-47s, bloodied knives, and severed heads. Unimaginable.

It is impossible for any of us in the United States to know what it feels like to be a normal Afghan right now; especially a young woman, or the parents of one. Hostile forces you thought you’d been liberated from twenty years ago are back and with a vengeance. If you’re a woman between the ages of 15-45, you’re about to be placed into an arranged marriage to a Taliban fighter. You’re at least on a list. And it will be a one-sided affair. He can decapitate you anytime, without penalty, if you don’t capitulate. In every way. Just as they’ve done to hundreds of others deemed remotely disloyal to radical Islam or the new overlords.

Biden Follows Up Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal with a Disastrous Speech

 

The weekend was filled with harrowing images from Kabul. Taliban soldiers executing Afghan allies, helicopters evacuating US embassy staff, the Kabul Airport overrun by desperate locals trying to escape, refugees falling to their death from wheel-wells of C-17s.

Following days of White House silence, President Biden interrupted his five-day vacation to calm the nation and her nervous allies. The 15-minute speech Monday was as calamitous as Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal.

The Buck Stops with That Other Guy