Joe Biden

Signs and omens

Featured image We greatly enjoyed the news regarding the rollout of the new biography of (Don’t Forget to Call Her Doctor) Jill Biden’s biography by AP reporters Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. What was the news? The sales were dismal. We filed the news under “Signs and omens.” I feel obligated to update that post with Bloomberg’s report that Kamala Harris collected some $450,000 in book royalties during her first year in »

Ultra MAGA: The rejected slurs

Featured image I have been wondering about the marketing genius behind Joe Biden’s slurs of “Ultra MAGA Republicans” and the “Ultra MAGA agenda” along with the slur of Donald Trump himself as “MAGA King.” I have accordingly dug out the choices presented to the focus groups “helmed” by Anita Dunn, the Krupskaya of a leftist DC power couple of many talents. In its story on the origins of “Ultra MAGA Republicans,” the »

Ultra LAME

Featured image Earlier this week I quoted from President Biden’s May 10 remarks on the economy (correction in transcript): “Senator Rick Scott of Wisconsin [Florida], a member of the Senate Republican leadership, laid it all out in a plan. It’s the Ultra-MAGA Agenda.” If you wondered whence the “Ultra-MAGA” shtick suddenly materialized, as I have, Washington Post reporters Ashley Parker and Michael Scherer have arrived with the answer. You had to know »

“Don’t blame me — it’s not my fault”

Featured image President Biden attempted to read remarks on the subject of inflation yesterday. The White House has posted the transcript here. I have posted the video below. The video begins with the fourth sentence, but you didn’t miss anything in the first three sentences. You could say that about the rest of his remarks as well. Michael Goodwin devotes his New York Post column to Biden’s remarks. Everything about Biden’s remarks »

Memories of lunch

Featured image President Biden went to United Performance Metals in Hamilton, Ohio to talk up the Bipartisan Innovation Act this past Friday. The act has passed into law, so I can’t say don’t let it be. It is. The White House has posted the text of Biden’s remarks here. Biden took the occasion to look back on his career and reminisce about the good old days in the United States Senate. The »

We Love You Joe, But Please Go Away!

Featured image These Rasmussen numbers are grim for the Democrats. To begin with, I have been saying for a while that the polls overstate Joe Biden’s actual standing with voters. There is no way that 40% or so of voters look at the carnage of the last year and say, “Heck of a job, Joe!” Many of those who claim to approve of Biden’s job performance are lying to pollsters to stick »

Then and Now

Featured image Two quotes for today: The seven-to-two judgment in Roe v. Wade declared “violative of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment” a Texas criminal abortion statute that intolerably shackled a woman’s autonomy; the Texas law “except[ed] from criminality only a life-saving procedure on behalf of the [pregnant woman].” Suppose the Court had stopped there, rightly declaring unconstitutional the most extreme brand of law in the nation, and had not gone on, as the Court did »

Dementia Joe does Roe

Featured image Democrats have adopted a sacramental view of abortion. They have thus taken up the abortion sacrament as orthodoxy in every absurd extension of the faith. Anything and everything that tends to minimize it must be verboten. Yesterday President Biden commented on the leaked draft of Justice Alito’s opinion overruling the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe (transcript here, video below). “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded, that »

And the hits just keep on coming

Featured image The video below is not entirely self-explanatory. In it President Biden claims (White House transcript here, video below): “[T]here have not been many of the senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there has never been one. ((Laughter.) And so I want to take advantage of making sure I introduce [a fellow Delaware native],” Biden said at a White House event celebrating Eid. The New »

For Dems, the Hits Keep Coming

Featured image Today’s fresh ominous election news for Democrats comes from the ABC News poll that came out over the weekend. While the poll surprisingly shows a narrowing of the GOP generic ballot lead, on the individual issues that matter most to voters, Republicans maintain a large lead: On inflation, it appears Biden doesn’t even get the backing of a large portion of Democrats: At this point in his presidency, Biden’s approval »

The Student Loan Scam

Featured image Currently there is somewhere around $1.6 trillion outstanding in unpaid student loans. That is approximately twice the amount of all credit card debt. And many thousands of college graduates and dropouts find themselves unable or unwilling to repay their student loans. How did we get into this mess? It goes back to the Higher Education Act of 1965, but, as with so many government programs, the senators and representatives who »

How Much Longer Can This Go On?

Featured image Today’s Biden struggle with the Teleprompter delivered this 15-second gem: Back in 2010, P.J. O’Rourke said the Republican mid-term landslide was a restraining order against Obama. Maybe this year’s likely mid-term GOP blowout will be understood as a national intervention, in which the people will tell Democrats that it is time for Biden to be put out to pasture and the Democratic Party sent to rehab. Chaser: Maybe I am »

My Old Law Firm Is In the News [Updated]

Featured image I think it is unfortunate that the phrase “Hunter Biden’s laptop” is generally used to refer to the documents demonstrating Joe Biden’s corruption that happened to be discovered on that device. What is relevant is the documents and what they show, not a particular device where they were housed. It is somewhat as though the Pentagon Papers had been referred to as “Ellsberg’s three-ring binder.” Documents on the Biden family’s »

The Voters Are On To Biden

Featured image This Harvard Harris poll has lots of interesting results, pretty much all of which are positive for us conservatives. Among other things, it finds the GOP with a 51% favorability rating, compared with 43% for the Democrats. But I want to focus on voters’ perception of Joe Biden. Anyone who pays attention knows that Biden is more or less senile. Yet the press has tried to gaslight Americans into thinking »

Biden’s decline

Featured image As I have noted several times here, I see Joe Biden as the man with half a mind to be president. The senior moments, the vacant stare, the dependence on written texts he struggles to follow, the pitty pat/short step gait and all the rest seem like telltale signs of a man well into his dotage. I feel juvenile saying it, but juvenile in an “Emperor’s new clothes” kind of »

Ask not for whom the Klain clangs

Featured image Chief Biden White House daycare minder Ron Klain tactfully observes — “just FYI” — that President Macron’s win over Marine LePen in France’s presidential election yesterday came with Macron’s bargain basement approval rating. He leaves us to make of it what we will. Just fyi, President Biden’s bargain basement approval rating — 40 percent in the Morning Consult poll (of adults) to which Klain links, 33 percent in the Quinnipiac »

Earth Day, Biden style

Featured image President Biden traveled to Seattle yesterday to observe Earth Day, Biden style. The White House has posted the transcript of his remarks here. The speech went on at what must have felt like Castroite length to those in attendance. The text is far beyond my poor power to add or detract, but it warrants attention. The transcript reflects Biden mangling names, slurring words, misreading numbers, and so on. That is »