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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Biden heads for bunker. Democrats scramble

Maybe something will come of Hunter's laptop, of leaving $83 billion worth of military equipment to the Taliban, and of mismanaging the pandemic after being handed three vaccines to fight it. The Washington Post reported that the White House already is going into its bunker mode to prepare for investigations next year by a Republican Congress.

There are not enough rugs in DC to sweep all the dirt under.

WaPo reported, "White House readies for tough probes that would follow a GOP takeover."

The New York Times, meanwhile, had a less heroic description of Democrat reaction to the inevitable shellacking in November: "‘It’s Time to Head for the Lifeboats’: Democratic Fatalism Intensifies. Strategists and pollsters are increasingly talking about limiting the party’s expected losses in November rather than how to gain new seats."

WaPo portrayed the president fighting back. Its story named a few of the flacks Biden will bring back to handle the press. Biden does not need a Platoon of Psakis.

He needs an army of attorneys.

The story said, "White House officials say their preparations are hardly surprising, given the Democrats’ narrow majorities in Congress and the uncertain outcome of the midterm elections. Democrats hold a 12-member edge (221-209) in the House with five vacancies, while the Senate is tied 50-50, giving Harris the tiebreaking vote.

"Biden officials also said the White House Counsel’s Office had been structured to respond to Republican oversight efforts from the beginning. During the presidential transition, Biden’s team had planned for Republicans to control the Senate; Democrats took control of the chamber in January 2021 after winning both runoff elections in Georgia.

"A White House official said the office is fully staffed, including with lawyers who have experience from prior administrations.

"The opposition party has long relished the committee chairmanships and subpoena power that come with a congressional majority, and has historically deployed them for substantive investigations, as well as to score political points."

The spin for now is this is just routine stuff, just political payback. 

Oh, and of course, WaPo blames Trump, reporting, "With large factions of the Republican Party increasingly conspiracy-minded and loyal to former president Donald Trump, the possibilities are legion for investigations that would enmesh the Biden White House."

But things do not look well for President Al Z. Heimer because WaPo had to admit that, "Hunter Biden has emerged as a lightning rod for conservatives, especially after a laptop purportedly belonging to him surfaced at the end of the 2020 election. Republicans have seized on files purported to be from the laptop as evidence of wrongdoing, while some Democrats have dismissed them as disinformation.

"The Washington Post obtained a copy of the laptop’s hard drive, and two security experts who examined the data at the request of The Post said thousands of emails are authentic communications. Among the emails The Post verified are details of a deal Hunter Biden developed with a Chinese energy conglomerate, CEFC China Energy, for which he was paid nearly $5 million. Most of the data could not be verified by the security experts."

Isn't it funny that all these news organizations have copies of the hard drive of Hunter Biden's laptop but no one has posted it online for us lesser beings to review.

WaPo quoted John Podesta extensively. This means he approved the article pre-publication as he did so many others in running Hillary's 2016 campaign according to his leaked emails. He gave WaPo the spin they will use: "When things get overly partisan and too nakedly political, the public tends to tune them out. The Republicans have a hard time resisting doing that."

The New York Times story, however, was pessimistic.

NYT said, "Some Democratic politicians have begun creating distance between themselves and the president. Senate candidates are stampeding to break with the administration’s immigration policies, for instance. Other moves are more subtle, such as those of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, who quietly removed the president’s name from news releases about federally funded infrastructure projects."

She didn't remove his name. It's been kidnapped!

(Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)

NYT said, "When Jim Kessler, the executive vice president for policy at Third Way, a center-left think tank, recently reviewed past midterms for a presentation to Democratic strategists and Hill Democrats, he found that the party in power typically lost around 10 percentage points during off-cycle elections.

"That suggested two main takeaways, he said. First, the Democratic Party’s current struggles are utterly ordinary by historical standards. And second, even candidates in safely blue political areas need to brace themselves for difficult campaigns."

The spin is this is utterly ordinary.

But that is not what Kessler said.

He said, "If you’re a district that is Biden plus 12 or less you need to run like you’re losing."

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Plus 12 means Biden beat Trump 56% to 44% in the congressional district. Any win by 10 or more points is a landslide. 

Kessler is not describing an utterly ordinary midterm. He is describing 2010 when Obama lost 63 seats or 1994 when Clinton lost 54 seats and Democrats lost control of the House for the first time in 40 years. We are talking 1946 when Truman lost 54 seats and maybe even 1894 when Cleveland lost 105 seats.

Just a 40-seat gain would give Republicans their largest majority in 94 years.

And WaPo is not describing an ordinary set of congressional investigations. The crimes and slime from the Biden administration make Benghazi look like a picnic. Afghanistan alone should cost Biden his job.

Obama knows this. He has Biden heading for the bunker. Democrats are now on their own. This will be a self-immolation by Democrats

Forget popcorn. Bring marshmallows. We'll sing camp songs.

NOTE: There will be a 7 PM post today.

17 comments:

  1. It couldn't happen to a nicer group of people. We need republican leaders who will attack like democrats. Exact revenge. Lock them up for sedition and have the trials in 2027, or later.

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  2. We need a security apparatus to find dems cheating (fraudulent ballots) and we need dems going to jail.

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  3. In my experience the NY Times always overestimates the Dems chances in the upcoming elections. If they are now using 'creating distance' and 'stampeding', then I infer the prospects are indeed bleak.

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  4. Republicans, every one of them or get out of the way, need to go on attack and stay on attack. Give'r gooder and harder.

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  5. Just a question: If Obama has Biden heading for the bunker, then what happens?

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    1. 0- "if the going gets tough the tough head for: Qatar,Pakistan, Abu Dhabi. Uruguay, Argentina...

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    2. Looks to me as if we need to start canceling some passports.

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    3. Obama is not clean here - he will never go to jail. But what his admin did in 2016 makes Watergate look like child's play. To remain relevant he needs to stop this.

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  6. If it wasn't Hunter's laptop, why did his lawyer want it back? If the Amazon Post told me the sun would rise tomorrow morning I would doubt it.

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  7. With RINO's Mccarthy and Mcconnel running the repub congress, IF the midterms even take place due to the next "national emergency" they might try to pull, don't really expect joe to get canned. Repubs are as useless as nipples on a boar hog.

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  8. Brandon will never face a trial. All his attorney has to do is move to have Brandon declared mentally incompetent which any judge, especially a Democrat judge (of which DC is packed full) will do.

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  9. Whoa, Big D. Grover Cleveland? You mean the “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa, went to the White House, ha ha ha!” That guy?! Holy shite, bring out the double necked guitar with six AND twelve string. We’re going Jimmy Page on these fookers.

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  10. The big question is whether the Democratic Party will survive this year without splintering into warring factions. Most of the electorate realizes that the entire Dem leadership lied about Biden and now it’s time for Dems to pay the piper. The price will be steep.

    Interestingly, most Dems now realize their party would have been much better off if Trump had won his second term. Conversely, Republicans have to be giddy about the millions of people abandoning the Democratic Party, even if they’re only running from the left wing loons. Can’t make this stuff up!!

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    1. John, I prayed intensely before the 2020 election and was, to say the least, shocked and stunned at the outcome. Only now am I beginning to see the hidden blessing. God does INDEED work for good in ALL things!

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