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Biden vs. Biden
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-- latest policy flip-flops show White House incoherence

What is the strategy?

Opinion by By Liz Peek, Fox News, Apr 19, 2022 - Remember "strategic ambiguity"? That was the term politely used to excuse Barack Obama’s "lead from behind" dealings with ISIS, China and other foreign threats.

Under Joe Biden, we see "strategic incoherence." Policy set by the Biden White House on energy, foreign affairs, inflation, immigration, health and so much more is confused and contradictory, channeling the president himself.

The recent White House flip-flop on U.S. oil and gas drilling, made under cover of the holiday weekend, is just the latest example.

Since taking office, Biden has made it clear that his "Made in America" push applies to everything but oil and gas, even as Americans are struggling with gasoline prices which are 42% higher than last year. The president promised during the 2020 campaign to shut down drilling on federal lands, and from the start of his administration has done everything possible to keep his promise, including immediately halting new leasing and slow-walking drilling permits.

But, as inflation has soared and his approval ratings have plummeted, Biden has done an about-face, finally putting federal acreage up for lease. Mind you, the amount offered to drillers was 80% less than had been planned, and he raised royalty rates 50%. Plus, there was no acreage available in Alaska or offshore, which many consider our most promising frontiers for large new discoveries.

That is, even as he moves to reverse the decline in U.S. oil output that is helping keep world prices high, he tempers the proposed policy shift to mollify the climate alarmists in his party. Those folks who would "Let the bastards freeze in the dark", as a popular Texas bumper sticker once quipped, by shutting down U.S. oil and gas production.

This is not the only policy arena in which Joe Biden is thrashing about like a landed trout.

Consider his treatment of Russian president Vladimir Putin, whom Biden has said is guilty of genocide. A war criminal whom Biden thinks should be driven out of office.

And yet someone whom the White House is allowing to broker a new Iran nuclear deal. That’s right: in case you missed it, even as Biden has promised to make Putin a "pariah on the world stage", he has not only given the Russian despot star billing on the world stage, he has provided the klieg lights as well.

The Biden White House is desperate to rejoin the JCPOA, aka the Iran nuclear agreement that Trump exited in 2018, reportedly offering the most malignant actor in the Middle East tens of billions of dollars in freed-up funds and removal of crippling sanctions in exchange for an unverifiable pause in its effort to build a nuclear weapon. That this is being negotiated by Russia (while currently murdering thousands of innocent civilians in Ukraine) beggars the imagination.

On the economic front, Biden is equally incoherent. He says the economy has "gone from being on the mend to on the move," and that he is doing everything possible to fight inflation, which at 8.5% is at an 40-year high.

'And yet, Biden’s Health and Human Service Secretary Xavier Becerra just extended the national public-health "emergency" for another three months, which allows people to receive expanded food stamp benefits and Medicaid, without the usual work or job training requirements. In addition, Biden continues to implement the "pause" in repaying student loans, saving borrowers an estimated $343 per month.

Each of these programs reduces the need to go back to work. As a consequence, there are millions of unfilled jobs and the cost of hiring is sky-rocketing, helping to drive up the price of everything. As economist Paul Krugman recently wrote, "the number of employees is still about a million and a half below prepandemic levels and even further below the prepandemic trend."

If Biden really aims to combat inflation, he needs to get people back to work. Not one of his policies aims in that direction. In fact, when a bipartisan group of legislators in Georgia imposed work requirements on Medicaid recipients last fall, trying to boost employment in the state, the Biden administration nixed the move.

As the Wall Street Journal notes, "as of January [2022] there were nearly 2.5 million more households receiving food stamps than in 2019 and 500,000 more than in April 2020," even as unemployment is near pre-pandemic levels. Also, "Medicaid enrollment has swelled by more than 14.6 million (20%) since February 2020—more than gained coverage from ObamaCare." Something is not right.

Meanwhile, even though Becerra is telling Americans the health emergency is ongoing, the Biden White House is moving towards lifting Title 42, which allows migrants illegally crossing into the U.S. to be quickly expelled – in a health emergency. Since Biden undid all the other Trump-era rules that limited illegal entrants, Title 42 is all that stands between us and mayhem.

Already our border is overrun. In March more than 200,000 people crossed into the U.S., the highest number for that month in 22 years. The White House has no idea what to do with all those people. That’s why it is flying and busing migrants to cities and states all over our country in the dead of night, dispersing the crowd.

This is unconscionable. These are people from all over the world who have heard that our border is open. It is expensive and it is a security risk.

I started by describing Biden’s contradictory policies as "strategic incoherence." What is the strategy? To play both sides of the political spectrum in order to appease as many voters as possible.

Unhappily for Biden, it isn’t working. Voters in all age, income and racial groups have soured on this president.

Joe Biden’s North Star is simple. It is not ideological or rational. It is simply this: undoing every single thing that Donald Trump did. The problem for Biden is that many of Trump’s policies made sense, and were popular, even as the man himself was not.

Maybe that’s why in a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris poll, in a theoretical match-up with Trump, Biden gets crushed 47-41. Rightly so.
Krazeehorse Offline
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So you're saying Joe's bad?
RayR Offline
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Ya, pretty much sayin' BIDEN SUCKS.

You can buy a lot more cool BIDEN SUCKS merch this year too to show your disdain.

The Best Biden Sucks of 2022 – Reviewed and Top Rated

https://romanceuniversity.org/biden-sucks/
MACS Offline
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My favorite... and it's true...

Brainless
Idiot
Destroying
Entire
Nation
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It’s not like he’s shaking imaginary hands and getting heeded by an Easter bunny….
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When I hear 'yee-haw!', that scare the sh1t outta me. Cuz I know what come next. Y'all remember? Y'all's ancestors used to hang us for kicks? ..Muthafucqin on the weekend, hot, couldn't get no pu$$y? 'Let's go down to the jail, get a couple of them black ones and just string 'em up. ..yeehaww..' ..When I hear that, sh1t crawl all up and down my neck.
- Richard Pryor
RayR Offline
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More blood on Biden's hands...

TRAGIC NEWS: Body of Missing Texas National Guard Soldier Bishop Evans Found Near Eagle Pass — Another Biden Casualty

By Jim Hoft
Published April 25, 2022

Quote:
The body of the missing Texas National Guard Soldier was found, officials confirmed on Monday.

The missing National Guard member who drowned on Friday was identified as Specialist Bishop Evans. The latter went missing in the Rio Grande when attempting to rescue Mexican drug traffickers on the border.

Officials did not mention when Evans’ body was found, but crews continued searching his body Sunday morning with three extra airboats given by the Texas Department of Public Safety, KHOU reported.

More...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/04/tragic-news-body-missing-texas-national-guard-soldier-bishop-evans-found-near-eagle-pass-another-biden-casualty/

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I couldn't stop. I put the pipe down. It jumped back in my hand.
- RP
RayR Offline
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Damn you SOB! Stop spamming Burner's thread BRO!
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Says Sir Spamalot himself

In the immortal words of Zack de la Rocha,
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
Etc.
Etc.
rfenst Online
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RayR wrote:
Damn you SOB! Stop spamming Burner's thread BRO!

Such a hypocrite.
Do we really need to point out to you the hundreds of times you have habitually and intentionally shat on a thread just to get off on being a "Jeffersonian libertarian"?
rfenst Online
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Burner02 wrote:
As economist Paul Krugman recently wrote, "the number of employees is still about a million and a half below prepandemic levels and even further below the prepandemic trend."


Got to love where this quote came from considering the original post is a FOX Opinion piece!
RayR Offline
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rfenst wrote:
Such a hypocrite.
Do we really need to point out to you the hundreds of times you have habitually and intentionally shat on a thread just to get off on being a "Jeffersonian libertarian"?


HA! So says the guy who hates the Jeffersonian tradition that was the foundation of the American republic and shats on threads with progressive propaganda from WAPO, NYT and Paul Krugman. Frying pan
rfenst Online
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RayR wrote:
HA! So says the guy who hates the Jeffersonian tradition that was the foundation of the American republic and shats Frying pan

I don't hate Jeffersonian tradition, history or political ideals. I don't hate libertarianism either. So, I am willing to look at anything posted from that perspective with an open mind. Actually, I give Jefferson great historical/political science respect. At the very least, his political accomplishments and presence were critical to the formation of our country.

As for posts with alleged progressive propaganda from WAPO, NYT and Paul Krugman and the like, maybe you should take notice that I usually post my own threads that contain articles from these sources. Don't like them, don't read them- and don't even have to comment on them if you don't want to. That choice is yours.

Maybe if you would take the time to read some of those sources you would realize there is a whole world of information, perspectives and different ways of thinking than yours. It will expose you to different concepts and ideas that you can consider one by one- instead of writing-off entire concepts without even briefly learning about them.
RayR Offline
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Don't give me that weasely crap! You are a Hamiltonian and therefore hate the Jeffersonian tradition.
You are pro-central bank (The FED), pro-big centralized government, and my God...you think the Supreme Court was created to be the final arbiter of what is constitutional! Everything anti-Jeffersonian!
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Says Sir Spamalot himself

In the immortal words of Zack de la Rocha,
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
F**k you, I won't do what you tell me
Etc.
Etc.


I'll show you!... I'm gonna start spamming your spam posts. Spanking
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where would you live in the real world, Ray, if you could?
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Spam in response to spam that was inspired by spam. Oh, the humanity! Where will it end?
rfenst Online
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RayR wrote:
Don't give me that weasely crap! You are a Hamiltonian and therefore hate the Jeffersonian tradition.
You are pro-central bank (The FED), pro-big centralized government, and my God...you think the Supreme Court was created to be the final arbiter of what is constitutional! Everything anti-Jeffersonian!

I am not necessarily pro-central bank. Rather, I just want the one we currently have to be successful. If there is a better plan worth the risk of changing, I am all for it. I am just trying to stay current in the game, so to speak.

I am definitely for bigger government than you are, but not centralized government control when it doesn't make sense in current times or by any means you have alleged.

I don't care what SCOTUS was created for right now. It has evolved over time (for better or worse) and we cannot change that without radical change that risks damage to the country. I just try to understand its history, Justices and their Opinions. Someone got a better plan for how it should work? I'd consider it- with an open mind. My belief is that the constitution is a "living breathing" plan/set of rules for the U.S. government that we should adhere to to the extent that it is appropriate for current times.

I am also a capitalist and overall believe in our representative democracy.

I believe in the right to easily vote and hope that every American does, no matter what the result. I am against election fraud and fear fraud sufficient enough to change an outcome, which I do not believe occurred in the last POTUS election.

Moreover, I despised Trump b3efore he even considered running for office and think he was a dangerous President. He is not mentally stable and his biases, naivete, blatant dishonesty, business m.o., and shameful and potential criminally fraudulent conduct, disqualify him. Biden is only less unsuitable to me for other reasons. I believe that Biden may have taken money too; and that his son could rightfully go to jail.

Now you know some of the things I truly DO believe.
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Spam in response to spam that was inspired by spam. Oh, the humanity! Where will it end?


It will end up in Frank's "real world", the land of confusion.
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RayR wrote:
It will end up in Frank's "real world", the land of confusion.

so then the answer to where is jibberish.

Is there a single country in the world to which you would hold up as a model for residents?

And why do far righties support Putin?
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I’m not sure far righties support Putin. That doesn’t pass the sniff test.
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it stinks alright...
but it's true.
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frankj1 wrote:
so then the answer to where is jibberish.

Is there a single country in the world to which you would hold up as a model for residents?

And why do far righties support Putin?


Frank, you know better...I don't support ANY dicktators.

So do you have any suggestions where I can find the real world?



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RayR wrote:
Frank, you know better...I don't support ANY dicktators.

So do you have any suggestions where I can find the real world?




Ray, what country in the real world is the model you hold up to us morons as the place to emulate?
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I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.
- RP
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Criminal enterprise...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-xhIIdODQ
RayR Offline
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MACS wrote:
Criminal enterprise...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-xhIIdODQ


The whole Lyin' Biden Crime Family belongs in jail!
RayR Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
Ray, what country in the real world is the model you hold up to us morons as the place to emulate?


Again I ask you...where can I find this real world you speak of? I can't answer if I don't know where it is.
The only world I know that exists is pretty unreal, with countries and civilizations in a state of decay. They've been overrun by dicktators, killers and thieves. They don't speak for me.


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RayR wrote:
Again I ask you...where can I find this real world you speak of? I can't answer if I don't know where it is.
The only world I know that exists is pretty unreal, with countries and civilizations in a state of decay. They've been overrun by dicktators, killers and thieves. They don't speak for me.




Real world? 193 fully recognized counties in the world.

Two UN observer countries: the Vatican and Palestine.

Two more complicated: Taiwan and Kosovo.

That gives you 197 to pick from for a model. Now you know where the real world is so now you can answer.

You’re welcome!


Now if you can’t find anything in those 197, you’re kinda franked and might need to start looking at colonizing Mars.

How about maybe Monaco, they have a Grand Prix. Liechtenstein? Switzerland? You even hate Switzerland?
RayR Offline
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Liechtenstein! Now Frank wouldn't have even thought of that!
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The Duchy of Grand Fenwick?

So seriously Ray, if there isn't one single country for you, when do you recognize that the common denominator in the problem is you?
That's where some changes should probably begin...I mean, the ENTIRE world is wrong?
Wow.
Even Jefferson was able to live in more than one country.

So why are you spending hours a day trashing the USA on a discount cigar forum?
Why not rail against the whole world on a real platform?
Why just our country...the best one of all?
RayR Offline
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I'm sorry Frank, they've tried their damnedest to crack me, but they couldn't indoctrinate me with Stockholm Syndrome.
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they?
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frankj1 wrote:
they?


It’s a safe pronoun.
RayR Offline
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Yes, "they" I meant to say the gang of thieves writ large, but I've already been accused of being a meany who has no feelings.
Don't tell anybody....OK? Some people got that Stockholm Syndrome and they get real upset when you talk chit about their oppressors.
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You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put them back on (puts the sun glasses back on) formaldehyde-face!
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I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.
- RP
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rfenst wrote:
Moreover, I despised Trump b3efore he even considered running for office and think he was a dangerous President. He is not mentally stable and his biases, naivete, blatant dishonesty, business m.o., and shameful and potential criminally fraudulent conduct, disqualify him. Biden is only less unsuitable to me for other reasons. I believe that Biden may have taken money too; and that his son could rightfully go to jail.



And yet, it is the only less unsuitable Joe that has us on the brink of WWIII and possible nuclear conflict.

Let’s go Brandon!

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rfenst wrote:
I believe that Biden may have taken money too; and that his son could rightfully go to jail.


By all means don't spend any amount of time actually looking into it...that's the DNC way!horse
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frankj1 wrote:
it stinks alright...
but it's true.


Who supports Putin? Which "far rightie"?
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Le Pen

see whoo else you can find
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in our backyard we have Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Green, Cawthorn, Alex Jones and more.
Even McConnel acknowledges their existence though he says they are fringe or something.

Plenty of info from sources right, left, and center.
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If you were Putin

What would you do to make Russia great again?

Ukraine has everything they need & it used to be theirs.

Crimea fell like a sack of apples off a careless carriage

It's as corrupt as they come, with bio labs galore, fertile lands & energy ports like Burisma enjoys

I'd take it if Biden was in office

Not if Trump was at the helm of course

But Biden & Co.?

C'mon man?

ALLLLLLL DAAAAAY

Ukraine was asking for it in a mini skirt then everyone wondered
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MACS wrote:
Who supports Putin? Which "far rightie"?

dg west deptoid
Trump...
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Don't get me wrong frank

Of course I'm offended at Putin, He's a Stalinist in line to lead an assault on Jerusalem & me as foretold

You think the "progressives" will slow that prophecy?

Let's be honest though

Pootys'a pinko through & through

"But what did you go out to see?"

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Honestly, you aren't the only person I know with religion at the center of your life.
I don't see that as part of decisions to be made on this.

add Steve Bannon...


Shawn, you find others yet?

I'm trying to avoid listing vague commenters who couch their beliefs by saying they're more concerned about our borders than an ally's, stuff like that, like JD Vance et all.
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Feeble frank

The defense rests
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Is it really worth championing either of these two POTUS? IMO they both suck ass in their own special way

The black groups that boycott certain films would do better to get the money together to make the films they want to see, or stay in church and leave us to our work.
- RP
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