Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tuesday in the Swamp

 Again, bogged down with more worthy links than I have time and energy, so a hybrid post.

Stephen Miller of Inside Sources says Biden’s Bike Crash Isn’t About Him. It’s About the Media. Jim Geraghty at NR sees The Taboo Lifts on Discussing Biden’s Age, "Did you notice that discussing Joe Biden’s age, memory, and mental state — denounced as the “gross, lowest-common-denominator politics that drive people away from public life” by CNN’s Chris Cillizza when I wrote about this issue last August — became an acceptable subject for quiet and subdued expressions of public concern in the past week or so?" 'Bonchie' at Red State notices Joe Biden's Daughter Steps in to Save Him After He Loses It on a Reporter. At Am Great, Lloyd Billingsley calls it The Pétain Presidency. At Haut Hair, AllahPundit whines about the Inevitable: Biden now trails Trump in head to head polling. "U-g-l-y. And he ain’t got no alibi."

At the Tampa Freep, CNN Sounds Alarm On Another Voting Bloc Leaving The Democratic Party. Asians. At Da Caller, GOP Candidate Explains Why He Thinks Joe Biden Is His ‘Greatest Campaign Manager’ “Joe Biden is really my greatest campaign manager,” Hung Cao, who is running in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District against Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton, told the hosts of “Fox & Friends First.” Paul Bedard at WaEx buzzes GOP 'majority' to target Fauci, FBI, border, Democrats want Biden 2024 announcement.

The media, both sides, seem determined to promote the rivalry between Trump and DeSantis. Da Caller, ‘I Think I Would Win,’ Trump Says Of Potential DeSantis Matchup. NYPo, Trump insists ‘I would win’ 2024 GOP showdown with DeSantis. AllahPundit gleefully, "They really hate him": Trump team looking for ways to "burn DeSantis down," report claims "A Trump/DeSantis primary would be so, so fun."  CNN's Chris Cillizza has 112 million reasons why Donald Trump should be nervous about Ron DeSantis, $. At Althouse, "Nearly everyone I talked to who knew DeSantis commented on his affect: his lack of curiosity about others, his indifferent table manners, his aversion to the political rituals of dispensing handshakes and questions about the kids." "One former associate told me that his demeanor stems from a conviction that others have advantages that were denied to him. 'The anger comes more easily to him because he has a chip on his shoulder,' she said. 'He is a serious guy. Driven.'" At Da Wire, Bill Maher Gives Unexpected Defense Of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis From Left-Wing Political Attacks “He’s not certifiably insane. That’s a great one to start off with.” At the CB, Trump Reveals He Has Not Asked DeSantis If He Will Run For GOP Nomination in ’24. Dan Chaitin at WaEx hears Trump will be 'hard to stop' in 2024, says GOP lawmaker who backed impeachment. At Am Spec Rabbi Fischer explains why, How Donald Trump Saved the GOP, "Unlike all his Republican predecessors since Reagan, he fought for his beliefs and was never afraid. In so doing, he gave a dead party new life" while Dave Catron claims The Democrats’ Trump Obsession Will Do Them In, "Their fixation on the former president has robbed them of their basic political instincts."

At Da Wire, New Polling, CNN Analysis Spells Disaster For Democrats In Midterm Elections, "I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We'll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate." Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair wonders Where does the balance in the Senate stand for next year? "So many of these races look like they will be very close calls that the stars will need to align on election night for one of the parties to score any sort of sweeping victory. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and New Hampshire are looking like they will make the difference. If the GOP can take three of those four, they should end up with a Senate majority." At the Wa Free Bee, Tim Ryan’s Master Plan: Run Like a Republican? "Ohio Democrat takes page from GOP firebrand Lauren Boebert in attempt to distance himself from party." AllahPundit questions Are we sure Kevin McCarthy is going to be Speaker next year? after Trump endorses him for the House but not the speakership. At the KC Star, Missouri Senate leader says he contacted law enforcement after Greitens campaign. A little over the top. "The campaign video posted Monday showed Greitens with a shotgun while he talked about hunting for RINOs, an acronym for “Republicans in name only.”" From Sundance at CTH, Congresswoman Elect, Mayra Flores Discusses Main Issues Impacting South Texas Latino Voters That Led to Victory for Her Republican Seat

Jazz Shaw questions Can the primary system be "fixed?" Does it need to be?. At SLAY, Woman Pleads Guilty to 26 Felony Counts of Vot­er Fraud in South Texas “Mendez ran a vote-harvesting operation on behalf of a subsidized housing corporation in order to influence the outcome of a utility board election." At the Sahan Journal, The Senate ethics subcommittee voted unanimously to investigate State Senator Omar Fateh. "The subcommittee found that there was enough merit to further investigate two complaints against Omar. The first-term senator defended himself at an ethics hearing Wednesday, saying he had no involvement in alleged voter fraud in his 2020 campaign." Margot Cleveland at Da Fed, Why Both Republicans And Democrats Are Wrong About Bill Barr "That U.S. prosecutors didn’t find ballot-stuffing in Detroit and Atlanta says nothing about whether there were systemic violations of election law and illegal voting in 2020."David Ennocenti at Am Think thinks New York's attorney general has President Trump in a Catch-22" "At this point, if President Trump testifies, he could be deemed guilty by Attorney General James if he admits to following the rules of accounting set forth by the profession's authority, the AICPA.  In short, she has accused him of following the rules of accounting, which she claims is a violation of the law."

At ET, The Jan. 6 Committee Is After More Than Midterm Votes. It's about preventing Trump from running again. Matt Boose at Am Great, January 6 Show Trials Expose Biden Democrats at a Low Ebb, "A political party that treats unhappy citizens like nuisances can’t expect to stay in power long, at least not by legitimate means." Da Caller, Even CNN Doesn’t Buy Schiff’s Spin On The Jan. 6 Committee. At Da Fed, Dave Harsanyi says If Dems Were Serious, Adam Schiff Wouldn’t Be On Jan. 6 Committee. "As a political strategy, placing an inveterate fabulist like Schiff on the committee only ensured that it wouldn’t have credibility with Republicans—presumably the people Democrats want to convince." YaHoo cites the Guardian, Liz Cheney’s condemnation of Trump’s lies wins over Democrats. Althouse, "Is it too much to hope that a broad coalition across party lines could commit to defeating candidates who have made clear they don’t respect truth or elections?"  
Asks Jennifer Rubin, in "We need a plan to deny the election deniers victory" (WaPo). But where's the line between "election denying" and fighting for a victory after initial returns indicate your candidate has lost? In August 2020, Hillary Clinton made a strong argument for contesting election results...
Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Targeting Clarence Thomas’ Wife,
"Sheldon Whitehouse’s war on the Supreme Court just took a particularly insidious turn, but unlike his obsessions with Brett Kavanaugh’s “boofing” and “ralphing,” Whitehouse’s latest obsession is nothing to laugh about. It’s part of a rising tide of Democrat rhetoric inciting activists against the conservative Justices." Also, I’m So Old, I Remember The Attempted Assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh
"The Democrat political and media non-reactions to the attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh make it more likely targeted political violence will return." At Spiked, The shameful silence on the plot against Brett Kavanaugh, "Why aren’t we talking about the attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice?" A strictly rhetorical question Tim Graham at News Busters compares how NPR Skipped Attempted Murder of Kavanaugh, But Obsesses Over Tiny Boston Neo-Nazi Group. At Da Fed, Franks DeVito wonders Would A Fanatic Have Tried To Murder Brett Kavanaugh If Merrick Garland Had Enforced Federal Law?

At Da Caller, ‘Night Of Rage’: Eerie Flyers Pop Up In DC Ahead Of Roe v. Wade Decision. Burn DC and call it urban renewal? Summit New shows Antifa Thugs Shout “You’re Gonna DIE” At Women’s Rights Activists. Forget it Jake, it's England, it couldn't happen here, amIright? From Da Wire, Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls Pro-Lifers ‘Neanderthals’ After 20-Plus Violent Attacks On Pro-Life Centers. ET, NYC Councilwoman Says Her Office Was Threatened by ‘Leftist Hate Mob’ ADN America reports on a Car with anti-Trump bumper sticker plows through pro-Trump store,
"Massachusetts police are investigating after a car with a bumper sticker critical of former President Donald Trump plowed through the storefront of a business specializing in pro-Trump merchandise on Thursday." Vicky Taft  at PJ Media reports a BLM Protester Hit by Car While Blocking a Busy Seattle Freeway Sues the Last Bunch You'd Expect. The police.

NewsBusters notices how EMBARRASSED CBS Buries Arrest of Colbert Staffers By Capitol Police, while at NYPo notices Steven Colbert making excuses, ‘First-degree puppetry’: Stephen Colbert addresses staffers’ Capitol arrests. At Breitbart,  Colbert: Both Capitol Police and My Staff Were ‘Just Doing Their Job’ – Police Are on High Alert Because of Trump and Jan. 6. Alert couldn't have been that high if they wandered around unarrested for 3 hours. At Am Great the redoubtable Julie Kelly demands Justice for J16, "Stephen Colbert’s insurrectionists must be met with the swiftest and harshest punishment possible." A year and half in jail without bail before trial might be enough. John Solomon at JTN reports how a Democrat congressman’s staffer caught defacing posters in Capitol complex, but DOJ won't prosecute, "Case of Rep. Jake Auchincloss’s chief of staff certain to renew debate about dual justice system after same U.S. attorney's office that prosecuted J6 defendant declines the case."
Spokesman Matt Corridoni said the real victims were people forced to read Greene's posters that stated there are only two genders – male and female – calling the message "bullying."

A good segue to the DIY Culture War section:

Jennifer Lopez Introduces Teen Daughter as 'They' and 'Them'
The Assault on Children’s Psyches - City Journal
Ace of Spades HQ World Swimming Body Bans Men From Women's Swimming Events
LGBTQ, Diversity Officials’ Heads Roll At Elon Musk’s Tesla - The Daily Wire
Cheers to Elon Musk for saying 'no' to entitled Millennial babies
PRIDE MONTH: Here’s How the Navy Is Training Sailors on Proper Gender Pronouns
US military marches in front of Pride flag, no American flag in sight - The Post Millennial
Woke Madness: Man Not Allowed to Donate Blood Because He Won't Say If He's Pregnant – PJ Media
Ace of Spades HQ Kamala Harris Fingered To Head "Online Policy Taskforce"
Hillary Clinton: Democrats Should Not Make Transgenderism a Main Issue
Hillary warns Dems on trans rhetoric, "defund the police": Think carefully about what will win elections – HotAir
Hillary Clinton: Dem focus on activism could lose election
Whistleblower Docs Reveal Deep State Desire to Deputize Big Tech as Speech Police

It's the Stupid economy, stupid.

Clyburn: 'No Question' We Are in a Recession 'for a Lot of People,' If You Can't Afford Gas, 'You Are in a Recession'
Joe Biden Snaps at Reporter Asking About Recession Fears: 'Don't Make Things Up!'
Summers vs Yellen: Recession ahead or "rapid rate" growth? – HotAir
New York Fed Model Sees Economy Shrinking This Year and Next
Odds of US economy sliding into recession next year jumps to 40%, Bank of America says - Fox Business
Even Democrats Blame Biden For Surging Inflation: I&I/TIPP Poll – Issues & Insights
Biden Denies Likelihood of Recession Hours After Talking to Larry Summers who Warned Him Recession is Certain - The Last Refuge
Biden scolds reporter on beach for asking if recession is inevitable
CNN reporter says Democrats have been 'panicking privately' about Biden's inflation messaging for months | Fox News
Newt Gingrich | The U.S. Federal Reserve is Leading us into a Recession
Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects - Daily Mail Online
WaPo: Say, consumers sure seem to be pulling back these days – HotAir
This Federal ‘Stimulus’ Program Cost Taxpayers $850k Per Job Saved
Disinformation, Sgt. Schultz, and Central Banking - American Thinker
The Democrats’ Energy Disaster – Watts Up With That?
Joe Biden’s Energy Jihad - The American Spectator - USA News and Politics
Biden's Incredible Transition II: "Fundamental Turn" Boogaloo – HotAir
Chip Shortage Stymies Biden Administration Consideration Of Distributing Gas Rebate Cards
‘Tough Summer’: Energy Sec. Makes Bleak Forecast, Signals Concern About Gas - The Daily Caller
Why Does Boston Buy Natural Gas from Russia – Watts Up With That?
Instapundit » Blog Archive » IT’S A RIDDLE, WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY, INSIDE AN ENIGMA: California Democrats to investigate cause of high gas prices …
Instapundit » Blog Archive » THEY WANT YOU TO LEAD A MORE CONSTRAINED LIFE: High fossil fuel prices are good for the planet—he…
Biden says decision on gas tax holiday may come this week - AP News
There may never be another new refinery built in America – HotAir

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Eugenie Bouchard and FMJRA 2.0: Synphaera up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.

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