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DrMaddVibe Offline
#401 Posted:
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China's pimp hand is strong...Biden's head...soft as a libtard's POV!

U.S. says Chinese government blocking Boeing airplane purchases



WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday the Chinese government was preventing its domestic airlines from buying "tens of billions of dollars" of U.S.-manufactured Boeing Co (BA.N) airplanes.

Raimondo said that China was not abiding by commitments to buy U.S. goods it made in 2020 as part of a trade deal with the previous administration.

"I don't know if Boeing is here. ... There's tens of billions of dollars of planes that Chinese airlines want to buy but the Chinese government is standing in the way," she said in a question-and-answer session after a speech in Washington.

Boeing shares fell 2.6% on Tuesday to $218.41.

In a separate interview with National Public Radio broadcast on Tuesday, Raimondo confirmed she was specifically referencing China's blocking of Boeing airplane purchases.

"The Chinese need to play by the rules. We need to hold their feet to the fire and hold them accountable," she said.

Boeing declined to comment. The Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately comment.

Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun in March urged the United States to keep human rights and other disputes separate from trade relations with Beijing. read more

"I am hoping we can sort of separate intellectual property, human rights and other things from trade and continue to encourage a free trade environment between these two economic juggernauts," Calhoun said at the time. "We cannot afford to be locked out of that market."

Boeing last week raised its forecast slightly for China's aircraft demand for the next 20 years, betting on the country's quick rebound from COVID-19 and future growth in its budget airline sector and e-commerce.

Boeing estimated that Chinese airlines will need 8,700 new airplanes through 2040, 1.2% higher than its previous prediction of 8,600 planes made last year. Those would be worth $1.47 trillion based on list prices, Boeing said.

China's aviation authority, the first regulator to ground the Boeing 737 MAX following two deadly crashes, has yet to approve the return of service for the aircraft in the country. China accounts for a quarter of Boeing's orders of all aircraft.



Good thing we stole that Aussie sub deal!
RayR Offline
#402 Posted:
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Agreed, the evidence is clear as day, the man is both a liar of epic proportions and mentally unfit for duty.
Of course, rational minds knew all this before the 2020 election. So what does that say about the progtards that voted for him?
bgz Offline
#403 Posted:
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You've been told several times... the alternative was trash.
HockeyDad Offline
#404 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
You've been told several times... the alternative was trash.


The cure was worse than the disease.
bgz Offline
#405 Posted:
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You might be right... but the disease was contagious.
RayR Offline
#406 Posted:
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B-G-Z is in a state of denial, he can't face the shame of voting for dicktator O'Biden after seeing the results. All he can say is "BUT TRUMP"
bgz Offline
#407 Posted:
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Don't like the answer, quit asking the question.
HockeyDad Offline
#408 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
You might be right... but the disease was contagious.


The cure is also contagious.
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#409 Posted:
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Considering there were 80 million Biden voters, I would think they would all be more proud of what they’ve done. It must be one hell of a hangover!
Krazeehorse Offline
#410 Posted:
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So BGZ, what specific Trump policies caused you specific problems that directly affected you?
Abrignac Offline
#411 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
What Frankin strange world to you live in ? Do you really thing trump was cordial to the press ? Were you convinced by his calling them the enemy of the people or his nasty responses when he didn't like the questions they asked ?


Do you think the press was cordial to Trump? Are you ok with the Russia collusion fabrication?
Krazeehorse Offline
#412 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Considering there were 80 million Biden voters, I would think they would all be more proud of what they’ve done. It must be one hell of a hangover!

You’d at least expect pluck Trump cheers drowning out the anti-Biden cheers at the ball games.
Krazeehorse Offline
#413 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
What Frankin strange world to you live in ? Do you really thing trump was cordial to the press ? Were you convinced by his calling them the enemy of the people or his nasty responses when he didn't like the questions they asked ?

I’m convinced that the msm may be the biggest problem our country is facing now. Do you think Biden would be president if they hadn’t buried the Hunter laptop story?
tonygraz Offline
#414 Posted:
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Abrignac wrote:
Do you think the press was cordial to Trump? Are you ok with the Russia collusion fabrication?


Yes and there was ample evidence for russian collusion if you read the Mueller report.
bgz Offline
#415 Posted:
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GuyWithAHorseIcon wrote:
So BGZ, what specific Trump policies caused you specific problems that directly affected you?


I'll tell you this... guy with a horse icon...

I benefitted greatly from Trumps policies. At some point though... to the right, mostly claiming to be of moral character due to their religious beliefs... I ask you this....

At what point does the character of the man matter? If Trump didn't hit the threshold... how bad do they have to be before you say... that guy is an aweful human?

How big of a sh*t stain of a human being do they have to be before morality wins over policy?
Krazeehorse Offline
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In a perfect world it does matter. I doubt there’s few in DC that pass that requirement though. And I am not sold that joe is the choir boy you must figure him to be. So at the end of the day I’ll take the guy that gets the job done. And in my eyes there is no comparison and you probably feel the same way about your guy. Is trump an ****? Sure, but a lot of successful people are.
I don’t want to hang out with him. I want my country to be protected and prosperous. You probably feel joe is really ramping that up. Sorry but I just don’t see it that way. If the Europeans don’t like us because of our leader I really don’t give a fat rat’s ass. We write the checks so we make the rules.
bgz Offline
#417 Posted:
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You're making the same intellectual blunder Ray does incessantly. You assume because I don't like your guy, then I must be in love with the other guy.

Like Ray... you see what you want to see. It's easier to point at someone that doesn't agree with you and say you must be one of them (What ever one of them is).

It's intellectual laziness. It is a clear sign of egocentrism.

That lack of insight and thought is what causes wars.
Krazeehorse Offline
#418 Posted:
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So if you had a magic wand bgz who would you make president, Biden or Trump? Answer C is not an option, just like it wasn’t in November.
RayR Offline
#419 Posted:
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I think yer one of those lizard people Ben.LOL Laugh Laugh LOL
bgz Offline
#420 Posted:
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Krazeehorse wrote:
So if you had a magic wand bgz who would you make president, Biden or Trump? Answer C is not an option, just like it wasn’t in November.


Like I said in another thread...

I would pick a moldy azz burnt piece of toast smeared in sh*t and dipped in vomit before I would pick Trump.

Character matters. How you treat people matters. Taking your job seriously matters. Not trying to be a dictator matters. Behaving like a decent human being even if you're not matters.

No Ray... your wrong... stop typing... and please, no horse sh*t links.
RayR Offline
#421 Posted:
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We already knew why you picked that moldy azz burnt piece of toast smeared in sh*t and dipped in vomit.Ben.
Krazeehorse Offline
#422 Posted:
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So Biden then. Well you got your wish and everything that goes with it.
bgz Offline
#423 Posted:
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GuyWithAHorseIcon wrote:
So Biden then. Well you got your wish and everything that goes with it.


So none of what I said matters then... fell on def ears... got it.

I've come to the conclusion that anyone who makes statements like that are in fact like Trump themselves.

It must be nice to have a non-functioning anterior insular cortex.

Not so nice for your codependents I'm sure.
bgz Offline
#424 Posted:
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On another note... my lifestyle hasn't changed... don't really expect it to no matter who's in office.
Krazeehorse Offline
#425 Posted:
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And the reliable personal attack.....
bgz Offline
#426 Posted:
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You mean your weak azz attempt to deceive wasn't? You saying your pathetic attempt to shame me about my vote wasn't.

You and people like you can gfys with that sh*t. The patterns are there, I see you guys for what you are.
bgz Offline
#427 Posted:
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At this point if someone is still on Trump's nuts, I just assume you have an aspd.

The only way you can still be on his nuts is if you only care for yourselves and your well being.

You have been painted as a stereo type, and you and those like you have not failed to deliver.

There you go... one more personal attack for the road.
bgz Offline
#428 Posted:
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And another thing (more generally here)!!!

If morality does not matter for a president, if not having an ASPD does not matter (Trump is a walking ASPD), and you support this man...

It's akin to saying you yourself has no morals. The funny thing is, most still on Trump's nuts claim to be Christian...

If morality does not matter, and you claim to be Christian, then you are a charlatan.

It doesn't take much to see that Trump is a sh*t stain of a human being... possibly the biggest sh*t stain ever because he conned his way to the presidency, and that does not matter to you.

It's weird... in business, I was always most worried about the guy who wanted a Jesus fish on their marketing. They were the ones that tended to float you, cry the most, or flat out try to stiff you most often. I generally don't trust people who are too Christiany... they tend to be shady mother f*ckers. It's a perfect shield... nice costumes for the wolves.

So yes, I voted for Biden... because Trump is a big f*cking piece of sh*t... possibly the biggest piece of sh*t ever.

That's who you voted for... a big f*cking piece of sh*t with a glaring ASPD... how does that make you feel?

Oh wait... you probably don't... feel that is.

There, if you're going to shame someone, do it right.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#429 Posted:
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Joe Biden just got caught in a lie about Afghanistan



On Aug. 18, three days after the Taliban seized control of Kabul but eight days before 13 U.S. service members were killed by a suicide bomber, ABC’s George Stephanopolous asked President Joe Biden about what advice he received on leaving a residual force in Afghanistan.

“Your top military advisers warned against withdrawing on this timeline," Stephanopoulos said. "They wanted you to keep about 2,500 troops.”

Biden replied, “No, they didn't.”

“So no one told — your military advisers did not tell you, ‘No, we should just keep 2,500 troops? It's been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that’?” Stephanopoulos asked.

Biden restated his answer, “No. No one said that to me that I can recall.”


Fast forward to yesterday’s Senate Armed Services Committee oversight hearing. Based on the testimony, it appears very clear that Biden's statement was a lie.

Under questioning from Republican Sen. James Inhofe, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testified, “I won’t share my personal recommendation to the president, but I will give you my honest opinion. And my honest opinion and view shaped my recommendation. I recommended that we maintain 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.”

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton later followed up, asking Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, “It is your testimony that you recommended 2,500 troops, approximately, to stay in Afghanistan?”

Like McKenzie, Milley declined to say exactly what he told the president.

“Yes, my assessment was back in the fall of '20, and it remains consistent throughout, that we should keep a steady state of 2,500, and it could bounce up to 3,500, in order to move toward a negotiated solution," he said.

Pressed by Cotton if he shared that specific assessment with Biden, Milley again declined to share what he told the president, saying, “But I will tell you what my personal opinion was, and I am always candid.”

Cotton then turned to Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin and asked him if Biden’s statement to Stephanopolous that no military advisers advised him to leave a small troop presence was true.

Austin waited five long seconds before answering, “I believe that … Well first of all, I believe the president to be an honest and forthright man.”

Cotton stopped him and asked, “Did these officers' recommendations get to the president personally?

Austin responded, “Their input was received by the president and considered by the president for sure.”

So there you have it — Biden lied, and 13 U.S. service members died soon after.


This issue is not in the rearview window. Al Qaeda is now empowered to use Afghanistan as a base to target the United States again. There are also still 2,500 troops in Iraq assisting its government in fighting against the Islamic State.

Biden lied about the advice he got on Afghanistan.


Will he be honest this time about the costs and benefits of keeping these troops in harm's way? There is no reason to trust him.



https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/biden-got-caught-in-lie-about-afghanistan?




...AGAIN!


It's just like I said...this was ALL Biden. Not a general fell on his sword because they did their job. If they held honor they would resign.
HockeyDad Offline
#430 Posted:
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bgz wrote:
And another thing (more generally here)!!!

If morality does not matter for a president, if not having an ASPD does not matter (Trump is a walking ASPD), and you support this man...

It's akin to saying you yourself has no morals. The funny thing is, most still on Trump's nuts claim to be Christian...

If morality does not matter, and you claim to be Christian, then you are a charlatan.

It doesn't take much to see that Trump is a sh*t stain of a human being... possibly the biggest sh*t stain ever because he conned his way to the presidency, and that does not matter to you.

It's weird... in business, I was always most worried about the guy who wanted a Jesus fish on their marketing. They were the ones that tended to float you, cry the most, or flat out try to stiff you most often. I generally don't trust people who are too Christiany... they tend to be shady mother f*ckers. It's a perfect shield... nice costumes for the wolves.

So yes, I voted for Biden... because Trump is a big f*cking piece of sh*t... possibly the biggest piece of sh*t ever.

That's who you voted for... a big f*cking piece of sh*t with a glaring ASPD... how does that make you feel?

Oh wait... you probably don't... feel that is.

There, if you're going to shame someone, do it right.



Politicians are morally bankrupt. You replaced a morally bankrupt non-career politician with a morally bankrupt career politician. You installed a pro-abortion Devout Catholic. You would be hard pressed to find a larger Jesus fish and you fell for it.
bgz Offline
#431 Posted:
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Damn HD... had you at a higher level than that..

Low functioning tactics are unbecoming... you're better than that.

For the record... for me, pro abortion is a selling point, lol.
ZRX1200 Offline
#432 Posted:
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He’s calmer than you are dude.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#433 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
He’s calmer than you are dude.



The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, d*ckheads-- all of CBid adores him. They think he's a righteous dude. bgz...well even his own poll pegged him.


http://www.cigarbid.com/...-Irving-is-an-AntiVaxxer
bgz Offline
#434 Posted:
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Lol... post flew over your head dmv.... expected.
DrMaddVibe Offline
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America deserves to know....


Who Are the Advisors Who Circle a Confused President?



Published reports reveal that John Podesta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff and senior counselor to Barack Obama, has sent a memo to every Democratic Congressman reminding them the party "must unite and act together" to pass Biden's "infrastructure" agenda.

Podesta, according to an email released from Wikileaks, was also previously approached by an advisor to Dominion Voting Systems who was "offering 'anything' that might defeat Trump." What was the advisor to the voting machines company offering?

Podesta's older brother, Tony, was a long time mega Democratic lobbyist and fund raiser. His lobbying career has been resurrected with a New York Times report that the embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has hired Podesta. Huawei was identified as a national security threat by the Trump administration and faces federal charges of racketeering and conspiring to steal trade secrets from American companies. One supposes that Podesta's retainer is in dollars and requires him to promote the interests of a company alleged to be an extension of the Chinese government.

Given Biden's curious response to ABC News, one could legitimately ask, just whose national policy are we actually pursuing? The president's or his advisors?

Henry the VIII had Thomas Cromwell as his Privy Counselor with Cromwell playing a vital role in the King's personal, domestic, and international relationships.

Napoleon depended on Talleyrand as his Grand Chamberlain, a master diplomat who managed to serve King Louis XVI, the leaders of the French Revolution, and then Napoleon.

The last Tsar of Russia depended on Grigori Rasputin, a self-declared mystic and holy man who ministered to the ailing son of Nicolas II while providing the "Supreme Ruler of the Russians" with advice and counsel.

And just who counsels President Joseph Biden?

The official White House list offers titles and names including chief of staff Ron Klain, deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon, senior advisor Mike Donilon, and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese but who are the Washington personalities and power players behind the scenes who have the President's ear, and by extension, play an enormous role in shaping the fate of our nation?

To those currently anonymous individuals seeking to guide the President into advancing their own agenda, history has a very important message for you. Things do not always go as planned.

Henry the VIII had that most trusted advisor, Cromwell, executed at the block for what the King decided was treason.

Napoleon saw Talleyrand sell secrets to France's enemies, with Napoleon telling his minister he could shatter him like glass but did not want to waste his time.

Rasputin was assassinated by members of the Tsar's court who apparently felt that his disastrous advice to Nicholas II during the early years of World War I was leading the nation to destruction. The Bolsheviks must have smiled over that premonition.

There are those now in Washington who are offering counsel to anyone who will listen. Published reports reveal that John Podesta, Bill Clinton's former chief-of-staff and senior counselor to Barack Obama, has sent a memo to every Democratic Congressman reminding them the party "must unite and act together" to pass Biden's "infrastructure" agenda, which allocates "under 6%" to roads and bridges. John Podesta, according to an email released from Wikileaks, had previously been approached by an advisor to Dominion Voting Systems "offering 'anything' that might defeat Trump." What was this advisor to a voting machine company offering?

The message was not surprising, but given the role of those in Congress who are now advocating socialist economic policies -- such as public or collective ownership of the means of production, central planning of the economy, emphasis on equality and economic security and a goal of reducing class distinctions -- more government control and seeking to dictate White House policy, that might be a tall order even for Talleyrand.

Podesta's older brother, Tony, was a long time mega Democratic lobbyist and fundraiser. His lobbying career has been resurrected with a New York Times report that the embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has hired Podesta. Huawei was identified as a national security threat by the Trump administration and faces federal charges of racketeering and conspiring to steal trade secrets from American companies. One supposes that Podesta's retainer is in dollars and requires him to promote the interests of a company alleged to be an extension of the Chinese government.

All of this would be a footnote to how the Democrats have historically run Washington were it not for the chilling fact that President Biden told ABC News that he was NOT warned by the Pentagon to call off his demand that America retreat from Afghanistan. Under sworn testimony, his generals told a Congressional committee that they did, in fact, tell the president his plan was ill-advised. Those doomed by our withdrawal will demand to know whose recall is faulty.

This tragic episode compels America to demand to know: how good is the president's memory? And who exactly is within that circle of advisors -- both inside and outside the West Wing? Given Biden's curious response to ABC News, one could legitimately ask, just whose national policy are we actually pursuing? The president's or his advisors?

History is filled with instances of counselors close to the throne who ran afoul of the "prince" with disastrous results, yet this may be one instance where a distracted and confused leader is the one who is victimized, leaving our nation at risk.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17831/president-advisors#.YVtp1Qg2qMM.twitter


Who is running the nation...It's clearly NOT Biden. That dumba$$ can't even talk correctly!
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Don't allow people to dim your shine because they are blind. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.😎... Lady Gaga.🧝
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Don't allow people to dim your shine because they are blind. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.😎... Lady Gaga.🧝
ZRX1200 Offline
#438 Posted:
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LETS GO BRANDON!
RayR Offline
#439 Posted:
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Who is Brandon? What is a Lady GAGA?
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Biden Report Card: ‘Are voters giving up on him?’



The weekly White House Report Card finds President Joe Biden continuing to struggle with his own party over the nearly $5 trillion infrastructure and social welfare program, the national debt, jobs, and inflation.

Both of our graders found fault with the president. Democratic pollster John Zogby suggested that Biden is on the verge of failure, though he did note a partial victory in getting a temporary deal to extend the debt limit debate. He also asked, “Are voters giving up on him?”

Conservative analyst Jed Babbin, back in the saddle after a brief break, said he was surprised that Biden’s pattern of flubs didn’t take any time off.

John Zogby
GRADE: C-


We have seen this before: the sense that a president is losing control of the situation.

Without going too far back, Lyndon Johnson decided not to run again. Richard Nixon lost his "political base" and resigned. Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon way too soon. Jimmy Carter struggled with Iran, stagflation, and malaise. Both Bushes had troubles, the first throwing up on the Japanese prime minister, the second getting shellacked by both war and the economy. Barack Obama dropped congressional seats in 2010 and 2014 faster than drones. And Donald Trump was Donald Trump.

Biden is not there. Yet.

Biden did get a forced victory with an extension of the debt limit this week, but the metrics are not good. His approval average is 43%, and 61% feel the country is headed in the wrong direction. Job creation announced Friday was 194,000, far below expectations. Inflation is moving toward the runaway definition (at least to consumers). And he cannot whip his own party into an agreement on his signature revitalization program.

Voters are giving Biden lower marks, but he can still be saved with a victory. That needed victory was elusive this past week. Are voters giving up on him?

Jed Babbin
GRADE: F


Having been away for two report cards, I’m amazed at how much Biden messed up in so short a time. Biden’s popularity has reportedly fallen to 38%, which only proves that 38% of America doesn't have a clue about what’s really going on.

Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal debacle left hundreds of Americans and thousands of our Afghan allies behind. It’s beyond shameful that Biden and his people have already forgotten them.

The border crisis continues to worsen. “Catch and release," the policy under which illegal immigrants caught by the Border Patrol are released, supposedly to appear in court at a later date, increased in the number of people released by 430,000% over last year. Sixty thousand Haitians are reportedly headed to our border and will also be admitted. Meanwhile, unvetted Afghans, some of the people we evacuated apparently by mistake, are just leaving the military bases where they are supposedly confined. Twenty-six state governors have asked for a meeting with Biden on the border crisis. They continue to wait for an answer.

And then, there’s the president saying that incidents such as the one in which Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was pursued into a bathroom and harassed were just a “part of the process.” He’s encouraging the form of radicalism that’s one short step from violence.

Biden continues to insist that his $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill will cost “zero dollars.” That’s like an arsonist saying the fire he started won’t cost anything because insurance will pay to rebuild the factory he burned down despite the hundreds of people who will be unemployed until it’s rebuilt.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland is weaponizing the FBI and pointing it at parents who protest at school board meetings. And, from the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” department, Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, Saule Omarova, is a graduate of Moscow State University who attended on a Lenin scholarship. She’s opposed to the U.S. banking system she’s nominated to regulate. She apparently wants to remake it on the old Soviet model. And #Bidenflation rages on, taking at least $175/month out of middle-class family pockets. It’s going to get a lot worse.

It’s no wonder that the “f*** Joe Biden” mantra is the popular chant at NASCAR races, political rallies, and college football games.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/biden-report-card-are-voters-giving-up-on-him?



whip
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#441 Posted:
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Do yourselves a favor...open the link below in a different tab and then reopen this thread and read on...

https://youtu.be/RI4SzEb5tog


Hillary Clinton claims Trump responsible for ongoing 'constitutional crisis' by undermining Biden's legitimacy — but forgets she called Trump 'illegitimate'



Hillary Clinton's Monday appearance on "The View" was bursting at the seams with irony.

The former presidential candidate claimed the United States remains in the midst of a full-blown "constitutional crisis" that she said was caused by former President Donald Trump questioning the results of the 2020 election.
What are the details?

Clinton claimed she received "no satisfaction" in her remarks, but bashed Trump — though not by name — for allegedly undermining the legitimacy of President Joe Biden.

"I think we not only came close to a full constitutional crisis, I think we're still in it," Clinton alleged.

"We're at a very dangerous, continuing, high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president," she added. "And obviously, our former president is not only behind it; he incited it, he encouraged it, and he continues to do so."

Clinton added that members of the Republican Party who "willingly" support Trump are acting like members of a "cult, not a political party, but a cult."

"They're continuing attacks on the election and their refusal to say, 'You know what? We've counted these votes, it's over, we're going to move on,' has sown so much doubt," Clinton said. "And then you combine it with the disinformation network known as Facebook, and you've got a volatile mix. So yeah, we are still in the midst of a concerted, well-funded effort to undermine American democracy."

What is the irony?

Just two years ago, Clinton appeared on "The View," where she questioned the legitimacy of Trump's victory, something she did throughout Trump's presidency.

"[Trump] knows that he's an illegitimate president, and, because of that, he's very insecure about it," Clinton claimed. "He's obsessed with the fact that he was helped a lot."

However, despite years-long accusations of collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign, special counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump's campaign of any alleged wrongdoing in that regard.

Clinton's comments, therefore, raise the question: If Trump is leading a "high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government" by questioning the legitimacy of Biden's victory, did Clinton herself pose an existential threat to American democracy by questioning the legitimacy of Trump's victory?

https://www.theblaze.com/news/hillary-clinton-trump-constitutional-crisis-biden-illegitimate


RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA...horse
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#442 Posted:
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Ima jus gonna go all in and say that EVERYTHING the DNC accused Trump of...THEY WERE DOING!!!!!


EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI's probe into Hunter's finances, experts say: Emails reveal they SHARED bank accounts, paid each other's bills and the president may have even have funded his son's 2018 drug and prostitution binge


President Joe Biden could become embroiled in an FBI investigation of Hunter's finances, experts say, as emails reveal the father and son shared accounts and paid each other's bills.

Emails recovered by DailyMail.com from Hunter's abandoned laptop between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe's taxes, discussing the father and son paying each other's household bills, and even fielding requests for a book deal for the then-vice president, as well as managing the donation of Joe's senate papers to the University of Delaware.

It is unclear why Schwerin had this intimate role in the vice president's affairs rather than government officials in the Office of the Vice President.

Hunter's claim that he and his father shared a bank account also raises serious questions whether funds from the alleged joint account were used for Hunter's May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute in a Hollywood hotel.

Last December, Hunter admitted in a public statement that he was under federal investigation over his tax affairs.

A former federal prosecutor and expert on money laundering and criminal tax law tells DailyMail.com that if money was flowing between Hunter and his father, that could make Joe a target of the probe – but that investigators would have a tough time sitting down with the president.

'Whatever transaction you're looking at, if there's a connection to a family member or a friend, sure the answer is yes [they would be investigated],' the ex-prosecutor, who asked not to be named, said.

'Obviously, if you're talking about the President of the United States, you'd better have a pretty damn good reason to talk to that person.'

The FBI and IRS probe is reportedly also looking into his foreign business relationships and the potential for money laundering charges.

The Senate security committee issued a report last year raising fears that the Chinese government was attempting to influence the White House through a billion-dollar business deal between Hunter's company he co-founded with Schwerin, Rosemont Seneca, and Chinese oil giant CEFC.

John Cassara, a former U.S. Intelligence Officer and Treasury Special Agent who is an expert in money laundering investigations, said that were Joe not president, he would probably be in prosecutors' crosshairs by now along with his son.

'The information available publicly is very worrisome, particularly in the areas of corruption,' Cassara told DailyMail.com.

'They could go at this from all different avenues. Follow the corruption trail and then charge money laundering.

'Corruption is a predicate offense for money laundering. And besides corruption, it's the perception of corruption. This kind of thing should not be happening. It undermines full faith in the US government. It undermines trust and our international reputation. It's an embarrassment.'

In yet more evidence of the deep commercial relationship between Hunter's firm and the VP's office during Joe's tenure, Rosemont Seneca received special favors from the White House while Joe was in office, including dozens of tickets to exclusive 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue events and private tours for Rosemont Seneca clients or associates.

And when an aide to Senator Robert Menendez requested VP Biden host the U.S.-Spain Council's 2010 annual meeting at his official Naval Observatory residence in Washington DC, they contacted Schwerin rather than Joe's White House office.

Hunter and Schwerin then privately discussed the potential to ingratiate themselves with 'CEOs of the major banks' if they helped arrange the request.

Hunter complained that 'half' of his salary went to paying his father's bills while he was VP, casting doubt on Joe's previous claims that he's never benefited from his son's business dealings.

In a 2019 text to his daughter Naomi, he wrote: 'I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years.

'It's really hard. But don't worry, unlike Pop [Joe], I won't make you give me half your salary.'

Bills Hunter paid for Joe included a $190-a-month AT&T phone bill and thousands in repairs on the president's lakeside home in Wilmington.

In a 2018 email to one of his own assistants, Hunter complained that he had been shut out of his own bank account and that his father had been using it.

'Too many cooks in the kitchen. Too many profile changes and such. Happened 10 days ago too...

'My dad has been using most lines on this account which I've through the gracious offerings of Eric have paid for past 11 years,' he said.

Schwerin made repeated references to Joe and Hunter paying each other's bills, in emails on Hunter's laptop.

On June 5, 2010 he wrote: 'FYI, there are a few outstanding bills that need to be paid and I am not sure which ones are a priority and which should get paid out of 'my' account and which should be put on hold or paid out of the 'Wilmington Trust Social Security Check Account.'

'There is about $2,000 extra in 'my' account beyond what is used for monthly expenses.'

It's unclear why he put the word 'my' in quotation marks.
A former federal prosecutor tells DailyMail.com that if money was flowing between Hunter and his father, that could make Joe a target of the probe

A former federal prosecutor tells DailyMail.com that if money was flowing between Hunter and his father, that could make Joe a target of the probe

Later that month he wrote: 'Mike Christopher [a construction worker Joe hired] is hassling me so I am paying a couple of the smaller things since I haven't heard from your Dad. Know he's busy — so it's OK.

'But if you think he has a moment or two to review the e-mail I sent you let me know.'

The following month, he said: 'Does it make sense to see if your Dad has some time in the next couple of weeks while you are in DC to talk about it? Your Dad just called me about his mortgage . . . so it dawned on me it might be a good time [for] some positive news about his future earnings potential.'

Emails on Hunter's abandoned computer show that as early as 2010, Schwerin was involved with the vice president's tax returns.

On April 9, 2010, Schwerin wrote to Hunter: 'I was dealing all afternoon with JRB's taxes (but solved a big issue - so it was all worth it).'

On June 10 that year, he wrote: 'Your Dad's Delaware tax refund check came today. I am depositing it in his account and writing a check in that amount back to you since he owes it to you. Don't think I need to run it by him, but if you want to go ahead. If not, I will deposit tomorrow.'

It is unclear why Joe allegedly owed his son money.

Schwerin also appeared to be coordinating with other tax professionals for the tax return of Joe's wife, Jill Biden, affectionately called 'Mom-Mom' by family and close friends.

'FYI, we have a bill for approx. $800 from Bill Morgan for all the work he did for Mom-Mom on her taxes, household help, etc,' Schwerin wrote to Hunter.

'Who should pay the bill? Do you and Beau want to split it? Should I ask [Joe's sister] Val, [sister-in-law] Sara or your Dad? I'd like to get it paid sooner rather than later.'

Schwerin's involvement in Joe's personal affairs even extended to fielding requests for book deals.

Penguin Random House editor at large Susan Mercandetti emailed Joe's assistant Kathy Chung in November 2015 saying the publishing house would like to 'engage in a conversation about the possibility of [Joe] writing another book.'

'We thought that a book on living with grief is something that would be important to so many people and clearly it a subject about which he has spoken so poignantly,' the editor wrote.

Chung forwarded the email to Schwerin, saying: 'Hey, do I send these to you? If yes, can you pls email her and tell her you received, or she'll continue to email me.'

Schwerin then wrote to Mercandetti: 'Right now, we are compiling a list of all the requests that come in to the VP regarding books, etc. so that when he's ready to focus on this we'll have them all in one place.

'Fee [sic] free to reach out to me if you have any questions in the meantime.'

Schwerin was also involved in the process of gifting Joe's senate papers to the University of Delaware.

A member of the VP's office, Katherina Oyama, wrote to Schwerin in March 2010 detailing the restrictions Joe's White House attorney was recommending over the public release of the papers.

A month later, Danny O'Brien, then chief of staff to U.S.-Spain Council chair Senator Menendez, contacted Schwerin asking if VP Biden could host the group's annual meeting at his naval observatory official residence.

Schwerin wrote to Hunter about the request, suggesting the favor for the council could help them ingratiate themselves with potential future clients.

'Spanish members include CEOs of the major banks - Banco Santander, etc, Iberdrola, Spanish Rail, etc. Amb. Solomont is a big supporter and JRB [Joe] went to speak to group in Boca when a Senator,' he said.
Hunter's claim that he and his father shared a bank account also raises serious questions whether funds from the alleged joint account were used for Hunter's May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute in a Hollywood hotel.
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Hunter's claim that he and his father shared a bank account also raises serious questions whether funds from the alleged joint account were used for Hunter's May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute in a Hollywood hotel.

'Having their annual meeting in DC in July. Spanish Foreign Minister attends. Danny wants to explore with you possibility of getting VP to host event at NAVOBs [Naval Observatory] for group. Maybe even an appearance at a reception at a hotel. I'll get more info and we can discuss with Danny next week. I think Solomont mentioned your interest in Spain and that is why Danny is calling us.'

The email suggests Hunter was a target for those wanting access to his powerful father – and was willing to benefit from his perceived influence with the VP.

That influence appeared to extend to special favors from the White House to Hunter's company.

Rosemont Seneca got dozens of tickets to White House events, which they used to woo business associates and potential clients, including '12 spots to fill for the Mexico State Dinner in May' 2010 and an estimated 20 tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll that year, according to a March 2010 email.

In November 2015 Schwerin also wrote to Hunter noting that members of the VP's office offered 20 tickets for 'White House Holiday Tours'.

'Anne Marie and Kathy also offered up 20 tickets for Joan and I to use - separate from what you have,' he wrote. 'So it seems like between all of us we have plenty. Let us know if you have anyone specific you want to offer yours up to.'

Hunter's claim that he and his father shared a bank account also raises serious questions whether funds from the alleged joint account were used for Hunter's May 2018 week-long bender with a prostitute in a Hollywood hotel.

On May 24, 2018, a recently retired senior Secret Service officer, Robert Savage, texted Hunter warning he would 'have to assume you are in danger' and commandeer keys to the room if he didn't come out of his $470-per-night suite at The Jeremy Hotel in Los Angeles where he had been holed up with a Russian hooker to whom he wired $25,000.

The agent added: 'Come on H this is linked to Celtic's account' – the Secret Service code name for Joe Biden. 'DC is calling me every 10. Let me up or come down. I can't help if you don't let me H.'

It is unclear whether the agent's reference to 'Celtic's account' was about charges for prostitutes on a Joe Biden bank account, or his employment by Joe Biden to monitor his son.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10070093/Joe-Biden-Hunters-shared-bank-accounts-make-president-target-FBI-probe.html
tonygraz Offline
#443 Posted:
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Apparently you don't know who Celtic is, but you really don't seem to know much beyond Orange man good- democrat bad.
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#444 Posted:
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The gnashing of teeth and the whines continue from the Left...waaay back on Page 1 it was all laid out and one of the CBid's loudest supporter of Xiden was faced with a question. EVERYTHING I laid out came true. EVERYTHING! Only as this article points out...it's even worse in reality than on paper.

"So, the Left won its Pyrrhic victory.

The nation was done with the demonized Trump and now the Left controlled the presidency, and both houses of Congress. Somnolent Ol’ Joe Biden from Scranton pledged to heal the nation as he overturned his predecessor’s supposedly disastrous policies and went on a rampage of slandering his opponents. If Donald Trump was once damned as non compos mentis, the same media and academic accusers kept mum as Biden shuffled, fell, went mute, slurred words, and went off on angry, disjointed, and incoherent riffs.

What followed was a concerted effort to destroy the Trump record: the greatest level of combined annual natural gas and oil production in any nation’s history, record low minority unemployment and near record peacetime, general unemployment, a border secure and illegal immigration finally under control, and a New Middle East in which Israel and its Arab enemies concluded neutrality pacts. China was put on notice for its past mockery of global norms. Inflation was low, growth was good. “Stagflation” was still a rarely remembered word from the past.

And again, what was all that Pavlovian nihilism to achieve?

Within eight months the following was finalized: Joe Biden utterly destroyed the idea of a border. Some 2 million were scheduled to cross illegally in the current fiscal year. The sheer inhumanity of deplorable conditions at the border surpassed any notion of the “cages” Donald Trump, in fact, had inherited from the humanitarian Barack Obama.

A war almost immediately broke out in the Middle East, once Biden distanced the United States from Israel and rebooted the radical Palestinian cause.

The Taliban defeated the 20-year effort of the United States in Afghanistan, in the most humiliating withdrawal of the American military in over 45 years. Tens of billions of dollars of abandoned military equipment now arm the Taliban and have turned Afghanistan into a world arms mart for terrorists. Iran is emboldened and speeds up its nuclear proliferation efforts. China brags that the United States has been Afghanistanized and will not defend its allies, Taiwan in particular.

At home, gas prices have soared. Prior trillion-dollar deficits now seem financially prudent in comparison to multitrillion-dollar red ink. The nation is more racially polarized than at any time in the last half-century. A bleak and venomous woke creed has outdone the hate and fear of the McCarthyism of the 1950s, as it wages war on half the nation for various thought crimes and the incorrect idea that the United States was, is, and always will be a kind and humane place.

More will likely have died each day from COVID by year’s end during the Biden first 12 months than during Trump’s last 12 months. That statistic perhaps might have been meaningless had Biden himself not demagogued the idea that a president is strangely responsible for all pandemic deaths on his watch.

But then again, Biden had warped the pandemic narrative only after he had inherited the Trump vaccination program (17 million vaccinated by Inauguration Day). Biden was wrongly and prematurely convinced that vaxxes were a permanent prophylaxis to any sort of COVID variants that would simply disappear once he took office. Depending on the occasion, Biden claims none, or just 4 million, were vaxxed until he took office, as truth and fantasies waft through his cloudy cognition.

With Biden came not just woke polarization, stagflation, a subsidized ennui that erodes the work ethic, and selective nonenforcement of existing laws: Worse, still, we got a bankrupt ideological defense of these insanities. Critical legal theory, critical race theory, and a new monetary theory were all dreamed up by parlor academics to justify the nihilism.

Did America ever believe that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would trash his commander in chief as Hitlerian to journalist hitmen, or allegedly denounce news organizations as “terrorists,” or interrupt the chain of command on a prompt by the Speaker of the House, or warn the Chinese military that he believed there was enough instability in the White House to justify a promise to warn of any impending U.S. military action against Beijing deemed offensive? Was General Milley suffering from the very “white rage” he sought to ferret out?

With Biden, China is now omnipresent in the halls of power. A task of our chief COVID advisor, Anthony Fauci, seems to be to deny repeatedly that his stealthy funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan virology lab in China had anything to do with the likely accidental release of a likely human engineered and energized coronavirus. Americans still cannot even imagine that their government might have helped subsidize the plague germ that has wrought such havoc upon them.

Meanwhile the president’s son still owns a 10 percent cut in a communist Chinese government-affiliated financial venture, apparently due to his prior drug-addled record of financial mismanagement. The media still insists Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation,” while his paint-by-numbers art is auctioned off to foreign lobbyists expecting a return of the old days when Hunter and Joe grandly arrived on Air Force Two to do their bidding."


This as well from the same article...

And what of the people who voted for this change and the media that empowered it? In the latest Quinnipiac poll, known for its liberal affinities, Biden now earns a 38 percent approval rating. We should add a few extra negative points given media bias. Do they suffer buyer’s remorse or angst that they were lied to by the hard Left that Joe Biden was cognizant and not a mere vessel for a two-year push for overt socialism?

Meanwhile the media is reduced to explaining why an undocumented activist has an understandable right to chase a liberal Democratic senator into a public restroom, hector her, and then video her as she enters a stall to relieve herself and then post the grotesqueness on the internet—a felony in the state of the Arizona, though just part of the “process” for the president of the United States.


https://www.zerohedge.com/political/victor-davis-hanson-left-got-what-it-wanted-so-now-what

Continue to flame out. It's no longer contained to just this board. The world is watching your little temper tantrums.

America loses when the patients run the asylum.
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"The Build Back Better is 3 baskets: It's climate...health, jobs, security and moral responsibility." - Speaker of the House and Mathematician Pelosi

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1447980551432982543?s=20


1...2...3...4...5...so the DNC really sucks at spelling and math. Give 'em power over a national budget...what could go wrong...

https://youtu.be/wRa_cKrbeFY

"BUILD BACK BETTER" is a slogan for idiots by idiots!
RayR Offline
#446 Posted:
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Thank you Msssss. Pelosi for clarifying what Build Back Better is.Confused

The 3 baskets of Socialism. ✔️
Oh, wait, I see the math problem DMV, good catch.

1. CLIMATE
2. HEALTH
3. JOBS
4. SECURITY
5. MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

Yep, that's 5 baskets of socialist codswallop.

As Nobel laureate F.A. Hayek explained in his classic 1944 book, The Road to Serfdom. Socialism involves the forceful substitution of governmental planning for the individual plans of all the citizens of a country. A system that attracts as its political leaders some of the most immoral and unscrupulous people in society (like Pelosi) that have the fewest scruples about abusing citizens in the name of working to achieve their Build Back Better socialist utopia.

https://mises.org/library/road-serfdom-0
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#447 Posted:
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US Should Be Booming. Why Are We Stagnating?


This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists.

The unemployment rate dived to 4.8% from 5.2%—not as a result of job gains, but as a result of more and more Americans dumping out of the work force. Meanwhile, inflation continued to pick up steam, with domestic labor shortages exacerbating supply-chain bottlenecks.

How should we explain the bizarre spectacle of a nation that should be booming stagnating instead?

For the Biden team, the answers range from the completely idiotic (lack of government stimulus, after the greatest single spending binge in world history) to the merely foolish (the delta variant, caseload from which has taken a nosedive).

The actual answer, however, is simple: We have spent a year training Americans to believe that work is alternately unsafe, unavailable, or unnecessary.

First, we have trained vaccinated Americans to believe that they are unsafe. According to a CBS News poll in July, just 48% of those who were unvaccinated said they were worried about infection from the delta variant, compared with 72% of fully vaccinated Americans—this, despite the fact that vaccinated Americans are rarely hospitalized and nearly never die from COVID-19.

Yet President Joe Biden himself continues to trot out the lie that the vaccinated are not safe from the unvaccinated: In early September, he pushed for a national workplace vaccine mandate, claiming that it was necessary in order to “protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers.”

But that’s precisely what the vaccine was for. It’s no surprise, then, that so many vaccinated people—the first people who should be eager to reenter workplaces—are instead hesitant to go back to the office.

Second, we have barred the unvaccinated from going back to work.

Biden suggested that vaccine mandates would heighten employment by making the vaccinated feel safe. But that obviously hasn’t worked: Instead, all he’s done is take jobs from those who were always willing to go back to work. Thousands of Americans have been laid off thanks to vaccine mandates, including in crucial industries like health care and air travel.

Most importantly, we have trained Americans to believe that work is unnecessary. As jobs go unfilled, a certain contingent of politicians celebrates—they say that workers have been unchained from their jobs, and that this is a net positive.

In August 2020, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told Vice, “Only in America, when the president tweets about liberation, does he mean ‘go back to work’ … I think a lot of people should just say no. We’re not going back to work.”

Paying people to stay home, in this view, is merely incentivizing businesses to pay more for fewer hours, thus making life better for those who choose to work; for everyone else, the government dole.

Now, most Americans have rejected this last lesson.

Most Americans want to work; most Americans are in fact working. Hence the unpopularity of the Biden administration spending plans, which most Americans feel artificially suppress economic growth and stifle opportunity. But Biden and Democrats are counting on the long-term play: grow government, breed dependence, and ultimately shift the relationship between Americans and the government.

Biden promised he wouldn’t shut down the economy or the country—he’d shut down the virus. Instead, thanks to his progressive priorities, he’s made the pandemic a problem with no logical endpoint in sight, shutting down the economy and the country in the process—all in pursuit of his transformational vision.

The current labor shortage is a feature of the plan, not a bug. But Biden didn’t promise transformation in the 2020 race—he promised a return to normalcy. And so, his approval ratings are cratering. As they ought to.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/10/13/the-nation-in-the-bubble/


Seeing as how Xiden has spent his entire Presidency either hiding, ducking or signing executive orders...when is someone close to him going to tell him that it's dooming him, the country and well...his legacy.

WWDJTD?
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#448 Posted:
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I think it’s more complicated than that, I think a lot of people are recalibration their lives and their professional lives. And I think things like the supply chain are partially purposeful for a structure shift.
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I think it’s more complicated than that, I think a lot of people are recalibration their lives and their professional lives. And I think things like the supply chain are partially purposeful for a structure shift.

And oil prices, among other factors...
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#450 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
And oil prices, among other factors...


Mostly Biden’s policies.
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