This is the first update since the Afghanistan debacle became obvious (it's been brewing for months). Is Biden truly the knowing architect of all this, or merely a spectator watching from the sides as the former Obama foreign policy team continues its reign of terror?
Well, it looks like I was right.— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) August 16, 2021
Biden: “Fuck that. We don’t have to worry about that (Afghanistan). We did it in Vietnam. Nixon and Kissinger got away with it.”
The debacle in #Afghanistan was intentional. https://t.co/LIFYywtdXH pic.twitter.com/VIwqlzWDJP
NYPo, The media refuse to call Biden a liar on Afghanistan despite the evidence — unlike what they did with Trump and Rich Lowry, Joe Biden has permanently destroyed his own credibility. Like he had any. He was just a colorless stand-in for Never-Trump. Dan McLaughlin at NR, Joe Biden Is Who We Said He Was "Unfit to Lead Nation." Karen Townsend at Hot Hair informs us Obama's former ambassador to Afghanistan has "grave questions" about Biden as Commander-in-Chief. Matthew Betley at Town Hall calls him Unfit to Serve, Undeserving to Lead. Erick Erickson just says Resign. Dan Chaitin at WaEx reports Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces more articles of impeachment against Biden. That and 2 bucks will get you a cup of Starbucks.
Scott McKay at Am Spec, Biden’s Vortex Is Likely To Sink Us All, "Joe Biden got where he is because he's willing to do things others are not. That should scare you."
The thing you need to understand about Joe Biden isn’t that he’s a moron, or that he’s a moron with senile dementia.
You already understand that. If you don’t, you might also be a moron.
Spectator US asks Is Joe Biden OK? At Twitchy, MUST-READ thread by Jim Geraghty: ‘Something is wrong with President Biden, and we are all being asked to pretend to not notice’ "He either doesn’t remember what he said or he’s gaslighting us:" At Breitbart, Fmr WH Doc GOP Rep. Jackson: Biden No Longer ‘Cognitively Prepared’ to Be President, Needs to Resign and at Da Wire, Ex-Obama White House Doctor To Biden: ‘Do Your Damn Job,’ Address Nation Now Or ‘Resign Immediately’ From across da pond at Da Mail, Is this man fit for office? Doctors say they would be concerned about 'anyone' with Joe Biden's symptoms at age 78 after two brain aneurysms and a heart condition - which are BOTH linked to memory problems. You ain’t never the same when the air hits your brain. David Catron at Am Spec, thinks Biden’s Cognitive Decline Is Dangerous "It’s time to admit that Biden is unfit to serve as our chief executive."
Daniel Greenfield at Front Page reports that Biden Honored Ukrainian Prosecutor Who Gave Him a Pass. Another miraculous coincidence!
1945 claims Biden’s ATF Nominee Could Be The Second Amendment’s Biggest Threat, but TTAG reports Gun Control Orgs Fume as the Chipman ATF Nomination Stalls
Said no one, ever.
At least not after the past week, during which President Basket Case has demonstrated once and for all what a hopeless failure he is.
To understand Joe Biden, you’ve got to begin by realize how significant it is that he’s a Northeastern Irish-Catholic Democrat who grew up in a time and place where such people exercised a decisive influence in American political life. Biden was 17 years old when JFK was elected president, and the Kennedy clan — that big sprawling Irish-Catholic family, JFK’s father being a wealthy banker who married into the most powerful political family in Boston — was the kind of dynastic situation that today’s elderly Democrats idealized in their youth.
Joe Biden hoped to make Delaware the basis of his dynastic fiefdom, and having his son Beau elected attorney general of the state at age 37 was a step in that direction, but then Beau got cancer and died, which left Hunter as the Biden dynasty’s lone hope, such as it was.
Hunter Biden is to Beau what Ted Kennedy was to JFK, but Teddy lived in a pre-Internet age when sexually predatory Democrats with substance abuse problems could rely on their buddies in their press corps to ignore their drunken lechery. Hunter goes from scandal to scandal, a perpetual source of family shame, and it’s all over the Internet where anybody can look it up. And we see that the acorn doesn’t fall too far from the oak.
So far as I know, Joe Biden never had a substance abuse problem, but he has long been notorious for his dishonesty problem. The fact that his first presidential campaign ended with a plagiarism scandal is a huge clue as to what’s fundamentally wrong with Joe, namely that his entire life he’s been a copycat, trying to mimic the success of others, so that he has become a poor-quality imitation — a wannabe Kennedy who morphed into a wannabe Clinton and is now a wannabe Obama.
There is nothing authentic about Joe Biden. His entire life is a cheap ersatz copy, the political equivalent of a fake Gucci bag. And what kind of heir do we expect such a dynasty of phoniness to spawn? . . .
At Da Fed Margot Cleveland claims an EXCLUSIVE: FBI Knew Of Hunter Biden’s Missing Laptop As Early As December 2019. It might be news, but it's not shocking news. Yahoo, New evidence that Hunter Biden is a risk to US security "Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson tells 'The Ingraham Angle' that the media will one day be 'embarrassed' over their Biden coverage." I dunno, I think they're immune to embarrassment. At NYPo, Trump blasts media, Biden admin over Hunter Biden ‘blackmail’ tape. Water off a duck's back.
Across the pond again at the Guardian, Arwa Mahdawi asks the obvious question, Why would anyone pay $500,000 for a painting by Hunter Biden? The obvious answer is graft.
The complaint became necessary after ATF refused to provide records responsive to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request citing Biden’s “substantial privacy interests.” The Department of Justice subsequently turned down my appeal of that decision.
To recap the story so far, Biden’s handgun was reportedly taken from his vehicle by his brother’s widow with whom he was having an affair and she threw it away in the trash outside a Delaware supermarket. This column then asked if the president’s son had broken the law by denying abuse of controlled substances on the Firearm Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473, noting that lying on the form is a federal felony. That report was followed up with two separate FOIA requests being filed a few weeks later, to both ATF and the Secret Service, which had also been reported to be investigating the Biden gun incident.
The Secret Service request has been resolved, for now, after receiving an affidavit signed under penalty of perjury that the agency could find no responsive records. Still to be determined: If they weren’t officially involved, who were the personnel identified as Secret Service agents in numerous reports, including in a text message retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop computer claiming “[T]he police the FBI [and] the secret service came on the scene”?
ATF chose to respond in a different way, initially challenging my qualifications to be considered a journalist, then claiming no records could be found and then withdrawing its “no records” response. In its final response it asserted:“[T]he request should have been denied categorically without a search due to the substantial privacy interests retained by the subject of Mr. Codrea’s request.”By backing ATF’s denial, DOJ is essentially saying that the official Biden Administration law enforcement position is that the Hunter Biden gun story is none of our business.