No wonder cops are rebelling.
Since the beginning of the Xiden Administration, I’ve been writing about how the Democrats would wind up failing because their unnecessary overreach would trigger a rebellion among Americans. Don Surber has a post up reviewing the Peoples’ response to their elected government. Things are beginning to become more than interesting.
Read the whole thing.
It’s being reported John Kerry has said that Joe Xiden was surprised by the French being upset with the AUKUS submarine deal which resulted in the Aussies canceling an order for French boats worth over 50 billion dollars.
The Gentle Reader may remember that one of Xiden’s selling points during the last election was his supposed expertise in foreign affairs.
It’s clear that expecting Carter’s second term was much too optimistic. Let’s pray that we still manage to avoid Buchanan’s.
Paul Krugman thinks they’re a good idea.
The Xiden administration announced today that it will sue Texas over the SB8 abortion law, and His Fraudulency himself announce a package of patently illegal and unconstitutional Wuhan-Virus-related mandates and rules to promulgated.
This evening multiple state governors have announced their intentions to sue the federal government to protect their states’ citizens from Joe Xiden’s lawlessness.
UPDATE—The list as of 9 pm ET:
UPDATE 2—More States:
Most of the Wuhan Virus mandates announced today by Joe Xiden are being denounced as abuses of authority. However, one cannot abuse authority one does not have.
Usurping authority one does not have is arrogance.
Xiden has set himself—and the country—up for another failure.
Reuters reports the transcript of Joe Xiden’s 23 July phone call with Afghan President Ghani contains the following—
Biden: Mr. President, Joe Biden.
Ghani: Of course, Mr. President, such a pleasure to hear your voice.
Biden: You know, I am a moment late. But I mean it sincerely. Hey look, I want to make it clear that I am not a military man any more than you are, but I have been meeting with our Pentagon folks, and our national security people, as you have with yours and ours, and as you know and I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban. And there’s a need, whether it’s true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.
Wow! It’s a good thing he didn’t ask Ghani to do something such as conducting an investigation. That would have been an impeachable high crime or misdemeanor.
His lips were moving.
I wish I were wrong, but I’m not.
I understand the frustration of the actual warriors feel because of the incompetence of the the generals and admirals who are supposed to be leading them. I turned down a promotion to major and left the Army Reserve rather than continue to serve under Carter’s Pentagon crowd.
I foresee that Carter’s second term was much too optimistic an expectation for the Xiden Administration. Let’s pray that we can still avoid the likes of Buchanan’s second term.
… will very likely be difficult. The catastrophes of the the Buchanan and Carter Administrations occurred during the final years of their terms. We have not been so fortunate this time.
His lips were moving.
It’s also clear that he and whoever drafted his remarks are unfamiliar with the context of Isaiah 6.
Joe Xiden’s initial response to Peter Alexander’s question was to smirk. His Fraudulency’s microphone was then switched off so that his vocal response was not part of the event audio feed. Bravo to Mr. Alexander for reporting Xiden’s snide remark.
White House press flack Jen Psaki has admitted that it is likely that there will be American citizens still stranded in Afghanistan after 31 August. Indeed, given the current progress in the evacuations, there will probably be thousands of Americans who want out and who can’t get out by 1 September.
There were only 52 American hostages trapped in Tehran in 1979/80.
You know that thing about Carter’s second term being the best case scenario. It was clearly too optimistic.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield: “The president never shies away from taking questions.”
Joe Xiden is a failed president, and his handling of the Afghanistan debacle is grounds for impeachment. Indeed, if he were a prime minister in a parliamentary democracy, he would have either resigned or have lost a vote of no-confidence by now.
But the United States isn’t a parliamentary democracy. We’re a federal republic with separate legislative and executive branches. Xiden can’t just be sent to the back benches while his party maintains its majority in the legislature. If Xiden is deposed, Kamala Harris will leave her role in the Senate to become President. That will leave the Senate split 50/50, giving the Republicans an effective veto on her nomination of the new VP. They can leave the post vacant, ending the Democrats’ ability to break ties. If Harris replaces Xiden, their legislative agenda is dead. That doesn’t mean that some of it won’t slip through, but the overreach used to push it through will not sit well with most voters.
The various Inner Party factions will spend the next weeks and months in damage control mode. There will be a lot of infighting, and the collateral damage to America may be severe. But I expect they will so weaken themselves that 2022 will not be a good year for the Left.
When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, “Look, here’s what happened.”
… but it’s the way to bet.
There is no question Joe Xiden owns the catastrophic nature of our exit from Afghanistan. He can’t dodge that. However, the failure of the entire enterprise was predetermined years ago by George W. Bush when he failed either to limit the mission to a brief punitive expedition (as against Mexican bandits in 1916) or to conduct a successful war of total destruction of the enemy (as against Germany and Japan in WW2).
What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations.
Here’s the latest chart on the Consumer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—
Over the past 20 years, the CPI has increased at an annual rate slightly greater than 2.1 percent.
Did I mention that Carter’s second term is probably the best-case scenario?
Today, Joe Xiden said that 350,000,000 Americans have now been vaccinated against the Wuhan virus. Here’s a snapshot of the U.S. Census Bureau’s online population clock taken at 12:18:39 ET this afternoon—His Fraudulency is also encouraging those Americans who haven’t yet been vaccinated to get their shots.
I was going to write a longer post about vaccination records possibly being processed by the people who counted votes last November, but I’ve got real work to do.
Is it 2025 yet?
The Daily Caller has a post up with this headline: State Department Asks UN To Send Experts To US To Help Them End ‘Systemic Racism’
Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave the United Nations a “formal, standing invitation” to send human rights experts to the U.S. in order to address “systemic racism” in a press release sent out Tuesday.
Systemic Racism is properly defined as the sort of racism which must exist when there is no evidence to support the existence of racism. It’s reasonable, I suppose, to look to the UN for expertise in “addressing” non-existent problems.
Meanwhile, the current President of the UN Human Rights Council is from Fiji, so it may be that her experience from a nation with a recent history of a voting system that heavily favored ethnic Fijians at the expense of the multi-ethnic minorities and of a government which suspended the constitution, arresting and detaining opponents, will be useful to the Xiden administration.
I’m about as liberal as your grandmother.
—Joe Biden, 1974
Most people with top level security clearances are not granted access to particular information because they don’t need to know every bit of classified information in order to do their jobs. This article over at RedState demonstrates why some information should be kept compartmentalized. When a high-ranking Chinese counterintelligence official defected to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the DIA kept the defection from the rest of the Intelligence Community until evidence of Chinese penetration of U. S. intelligence agencies could be verified.
It’s being reported that among the information the defector has provided were Chinese government copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter’s pornography problem and about his (and the Big Guy’s) business dealings with Chinese entities.
There’s always been a presumption that the President should always have access to all classified information, that his job grants him a need to know. We may be seeing an exception to that rule.
In a speech this evening before a mostly empty chamber of the House of Representatives, Joe Xiden described the 6 January brouhaha at the Capitol as “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
None of the American citizens of Japanese ancestry interred during the Roosevelt administration were available for comment.