Joe Biden

Joe Biden agrees: “Let’s go Brandon”

Featured image I didn’t know the annual White House NORAD Santa tracking call was a thing, but it made news yesterday. A mischievous caller made it through to President Biden. “Merry Christmas and let’s go Brandon,” the caller said as he signed off (video below). “Let’s go Brandon, I agree,” Biden said cheerily responded. The New York Post drily notes: “It was unclear from Biden’s reaction if he knew what the phrase »

Kamala Agonistes, While Brandon Babbles On

Featured image The New York Times yesterday ran yet another long feature on the troubles of Kamala Harris, with no real reporting or new facts (with one exception), and appearing like yet another planted story by Harris’s Democratic Party opponents, which may well include Joe Biden’s senior White House staff. This is my favorite part of the story: Ms. Harris has privately told her allies that the news coverage of her would be »

Biden in brief

Featured image By contrast with Peggy Noonan, to take a prominent example, Gerard Baker provides an unillusioned assessment of President Biden and Vice President Harris in his Wall Street Journal column “Biden Emerges as Progressive Government’s Mr. Bad Example.” There is no false hope, no sentimentality, no uplift, no gush or mush in his evaluation: It’s not too harsh a judgment to say that this is a man who has risen to »

What’s the matter with West Virginia?

Featured image The answer is nothing, or at least nothing that the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” bill is likely to fix. That’s the thrust of this excellent column by Charles Lane. He finds, as Joe Manchin must have, that there’s not much in that legislation for the Mountaineer State — certainly not enough to overcome Manchin’s policy-based objections to BBB, especially its inflationary impact. Lane writes: It’s quite clear what’s in BBB »

Moronic Variant variations

Featured image President Biden gave his speech (cough, cough) on what my friend Kevin Roche refers to as the the Moronic Variant yesterday. He read from the teleprompter in his accustomed style and even took a few questions at the conclusion of his remarks. The White House has posted a transcript under the heading “Remarks by President Biden on the Fight Against COVID-⁠19.” Having attributed responsibility for the Covid deaths that occurred »

Deep meaning of “expodentially”

Featured image I’m not sure who first compiled the clips of President Biden explaining the phenomenon of things increasing “expodentially.” The RNC presents the video this way. Hey, Joe Biden: “expodentially” isn’t a word. — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 13, 2021 Comedian Terrence K. Williams made it funnier. ExpoDentially ” isn’t a word Joe Biden. Please stop putting this man on camera — Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) December 17, 2021 »

Howie the Cruise Missile

Featured image Howie Carr is one of America’s top radio hosts, and also one of our best columnists. We often make Picks of his columns in the Boston Herald, but this one deserves to be enjoyed by our whole audience. What if Donald Trump were still president and now this new “variant” was abroad in the land six months after he had announced “Mission: Accomplished” to the nation? Whatever happened to the »

The O’Keefe Project: Extortion edition

Featured image Did Project Veritas use its possession of the diary of Ashley Biden as “leverage” with which to “extort” President Biden? The fifth New York Times story on Project Veritas and the Ashley Biden diary includes this passage under a suggestive heading: Using the Diary as Leverage Less than a month before Election Day, in an Oct. 12, 2020, email that Project Veritas included in a court filing, [PV founder] Mr. »

A Long Goodbye to Covid

Featured image I keep vowing not to write any more about covid. As far as I am concerned, it is over. Done. Finished. Boring. All I care about is that I never again have to wear a mask. The omicron variant is a kind of reductio: covid is now, essentially, the common cold, which like covid is a group of coronaviruses. But covid-related absurdities from our government keep drawing me back. Like »

Bordering on insanity: Settlement talks off

Featured image In late October the Wall Street Journal broke the story that “[t]he Biden administration [was] in talks to offer immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation[.]” I noted it in “Bordering on insanity: Payout edition.” In addition to denying that the settlement would happen, Biden called the story “garbage…It’s not true.” Yet it was undoubtedly a bona fide story. The administration issued »

Responsible? Who, Me?

Featured image Joe Biden ran for president largely by blaming President Trump for the fact that people were dying from (or more often, with) covid. Biden said Trump was responsible for all of those deaths. But now, of course, more people have died with covid during the Biden administration than during Trump’s. So is Biden responsible for those deaths? One White House reporter–I assume it was Peter Doocy–had the temerity to ask »

Get ready, bal

Featured image Last night President Biden delivered “Remarks at a Holiday Celebration for the Democratic National Committee.” This passage reflects Biden’s pep talk on inflation: I proposed a way to deal with this [tornado damage] in the biggest investment we’ve ever proposed in our country’s history. I worry about the next town that’s destroyed, the next family that loses a home, the next person who drowns in a once-in-a-century flood. These are »

Biden’s approval rating keeps falling

Featured image The price of a gallon of gas might be creeping down by a few pennies, but that development doesn’t seem to be helping Joe Biden’s poll numbers. If anything, the spread between approval and disapproval of Biden’s performance is creeping down too. A new ABC News/ISPSOS poll finds Biden hitting new lows on approval of his handling of key issues. Prominent among them are the “economic recovery,” inflation, crime, gun »

Poll News: It’s All Good

Featured image CNBC released poll results today that reinforce what we are seeing everywhere: the Democrats are in trouble. Start with Joe Biden. CNBC says that Biden’s “overall approval rating stabilized at a low level of 41%.” We see the same thing in the Rasmussen Survey, where Biden’s approval rating sank to 42% some time ago and sits there now like a dead cat. But I think those numbers are misleadingly high. »

Jury finds Smollett guilty

Featured image Jussie Smollett was found guilty today on five of the six felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police that the prosecution brought against him in connection with the fictitious “racist” and “homophobic” attack on him. It took the jury nine hours to reach the verdicts. That doesn’t seem like a very long time given what the jury had to sort through, but it seems long enough to have »

“I Think We Have to Move On”

Featured image One of the chief scandals of the 2020 election was the manner in which a group of left-wing former intelligence officials, liberal newspapers and television networks, and social media giants conspired to squash information about Joe Biden’s political corruption–information that, later polls suggested, could have cost him the election if voters had been permitted to learn the facts. The true story has now been told in Miranda Devine’s Laptop From »

For the Covid dead

Featured image There is a Laughter Is the Best Medicine quality to the psychedelic Jen Psaki’s wrestling with the devil of a question asked by Peter Doocy in which President Biden is subjected to the judgment of his own previously announced standard of fitness for office (video below). Psaki swallows hard. She gazes sternly at Doocy. She lies. She avoids the question. She circumnavigates the fact that Biden’s vaccine monomania is dependent »