Tag: Joe Biden

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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

SHOW NOTES

  • 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.

Post-vacation, Jack brings Dominic Pino on to explain Joe Biden’s recent actions on student-loan debt, which so defy our political system that there is no obvious remedy in our system to challenge them.

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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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The Sham of ‘White Supremacy’

 

According to President Biden, “terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today,” as he put it in an address to congress. Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed, noting that “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists” are the most dangerous element of domestic violence. Garland declared that we must “bring federal resources to bear” and “adopt a broader societal response” to the threat of white supremacy.

But it’s a slur to claim that Americans live in fear of white supremacists like the brownshirts of yore. In reality, white supremacists are a small fringe group of pathetic losers who are despised by all.

Their gatherings often attract more attackers than members. No one raises money for their bail when they get in trouble like Kamala Harris did for BLM when their “mostly peaceful” protests produced burning buildings and mass looting.

Sorry, Dems. Trump Isn’t Going to Save You

 

“Headwinds.” That’s a word you never hear when a Republican is in the White House. If anything goes wrong, from a stock market dip to your teen getting mono, it’s the malevolent intent of the creepy GOPer drooling on the Resolute Desk. But when a Democrat’s in office, the press praises Our Noble Hero for facing down those dastardly headwinds. Record inflation, an overrun border, or a murderous flight from Kabul — or all three! —  President Biden, Obama, et al., didn’t cause the problems. They’re passive observers responding to completely random circumstances.

Politico resurrected this term of art from their 2009-2016 archives and is now applying it to Slow Joe:

President Joe Biden and fellow Democrats have struggled to overcome historical headwinds and worrisome economic trends in the lead-up to the midterms.

Biden’s Failure to Stop Illegal Immigration Isn’t a ‘Mistake’

 

The invasion crisis on our southern border is baffling. How could this outrage be happening? The White House wants you to believe that they’re powerless to stop it. They’re willing to appear negligent and/or stupid to keep the wheels turning.

But there’s only one possible explanation that holds water: it’s a plan. And it’s working, as the border zone is flooded with millions of illegal immigrants, almost all of whom will stay permanently and lay the groundwork for an invincible voting bloc in the future.

If they sincerely wanted to do something about it, officials wouldn’t have to do any complicated thinking. Just stop egging on illegal immigrants to come and reinstate the Trump-era policies that were at least somewhat helpful.

Is Hunter the Real Whistleblower?

 

John Paul Mac Isaac has a vision disability that prevents him from identifying Hunter as the drunken man who dropped off Hunter’s laptops at Isaac’s computer repair shop in April of 2019. But even the WAPO and NYT now admit that the laptop is authentic—that it is Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Isaac was certain, however, that the man who dropped off several laptops at his store was drunk. It was obvious from his behavior and mannerisms. When Isaac’s repair work was completed, Hunter failed to pick up his laptop. Isaac says he made multiple unsuccessful attempts to contact Hunter but none of his calls were returned.

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The question was first raised in 2015, if not before. Could then-President Barack Obama, having been elected twice, run as then-Vice President and putative Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate? Betting sites focused on the 2020 election gave it 2 percent odds. And those same sites are taking bets for 2024. Preview Open

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Manage Your Expectations, GOP Voters

 

The cake is in the oven and is baking nicely. The cake will serve up a hearty GOP majority in the US House and possibly the US Senate when the election rolls around in almost seven months.

Lots can happen between now and then, of course. But Democrats have shown no proclivity, even interest, in doing anything to soften the coming blow, with weakness abroad, an open southern border, and raging inflation at home “baked in” to voters’ equation. Democrats seem content to lead with their chins. Maybe it’s a “long game” thing, where progressive Democrats think they can purge their non-woke brethren this fall and, while a minority in the 118th Congress, entice voters to pine for their socialist schemes as a harsh and angry GOP majority overplays their “authoritarian” hand.

Perhaps Democrats dream that AOC, who turns the constitutionally required 35 years of age on October 13, 2024, to qualify as President before the Fall election, will ascend from the hearts of Americans to the Capitol’s west front on January 20, 2025. Dr. Jill Biden will guide her doddering husband to their seats to facilitate the transfer of “the football” to the former Brooklyn bartender.

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While Royal Dutch Shell’s purchase of deeply discounted Russian Ural oil this week is most likely headed to Europe, I now can eliminate one source of retail gasoline for my vehicles. Shell is the most significant controller of retail gasoline sales in the U.S. – some 13% of our nation’s 105,000 retail outlets. B.P. and […]

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“The Constitution requires that the president ‘shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,’ The Washington Examiner began its editorial this morning following one of the most forgettable “State of the Union” (SOTU) speeches in modern times. “From President Thomas Jefferson to President William Taft, this communication […]

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