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JULY 2, 2022

ANGUISH OF THE DEMS:  On this Independence Day weekend, when joy and fun should prevail, the Democratic Party is in deep crisis. And where do you get an emergency psychiatrist during a fireworks display?  From the New York Post: 

Democrats are despairing about the possibility of Kamala Harris becoming the 2024 nominee if President Biden doesn’t seek a second term in office, insiders told The Post.
Three polls just this month show more than 50% of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Harris, and those headwinds will likely only increase should Republicans retake the House next year.

“Her main problem is not being a woman or mixed race, her problem is she has low ratings just like President Biden,” said Larry Sabato, a professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. “If Biden were riding sky high, she would be doing relatively well as well. She would be seen as a popular successor carrying on a popular president’s mandate.”

Political donors — who all requested anonymity to speak freely — are similarly beside themselves.

“She seems completely useless. No one involved in this administration should be in the running,” one significant Democratic donor told The Post.

Democratic insiders have fretted about Harris’s own bungled 2020 presidential campaign, during which she dropped out in December 2019, with an operation widely derided at the time as disorganized and riven with infighting.

Since being elected, those issues have continued to simmer, with her vice presidential office frequently in the news for staff turnover, with at least a dozen leaving. In April alone she lost her Chief of Staff, Tina Flournoy, and Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Fuchs. Staffers have griped anonymously that the mood internally is “dour,” “chaotic,” and that they are “treated like s—t.”

“She doesn’t know how to build a staff that has a common purpose. You see a lot of her staffers are doing their own thing. There is little guidance from her and it just looks messy all the time and all she can do when asked about it publicly and privately is giggle,” lamented a top Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill.

“I just don’t think people are seeing her as a serous contender,” he added. “If she weren’t the vice president she wouldn’t even been ON the list.”

Dislodging Harris, however, won’t be easy.

As the sitting vice resident, most agree that Harris is an immediate frontrunner in any potential open Democratic primary. She would come into any contest with the highest name recognition, which would offer a critical boost in early fundraising. If Biden doesn’t run again, 31% of voters said they would support her for the top job, according to a December poll from Morning Consult.

“Kamala is a strong black woman, the first elected vice president. Democrats can’t win without having high black turnout. She is a role model and a beacon to millions of people around the country,” said Chris Coffey, a Democratic political consultant.

COMMENT:  Yeah, she checks off three boxes.  She's female, she's black, and she's shown open sympathy for criminals.  What more do you need to get the Democratic nomination for president? 

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JULY 1, 2022

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE

A GROWING CONCERN:  I've mentioned this before, but it bears emphasizing.  Conservatives are becoming too confident about the November election.  Some leaders are already measuring the drapes for their new Congressional offices.  It's in the bag.  A sure thing.  A red wave.  A once-in-a-century triumph.  I certainly hope the optimism is warranted, but that will only happen if the votes are there on election day...and in the days before when those very corruptible "mail-in" ballots are sent in.

Wise contenders always campaign as if they're 20 points behind.   Some of our people are acting as if they've already been sworn in.  Look, the Democrats may be immature and reckless, but they aren't all that stupid.  They have loads of money, and, perhaps most important, they have the powerful media on their side.  One event can change the course of a race, and that event may have already occurred, at least in some parts of the country, in the form of the Supreme Court's abortion decision.  We don't know yet. 

I've noticed that electoral pundits are starting to get a bit more cautious about their predictions, especially about the Senate.  There is still widespread expectation that the GOP will take the House, and that's good.  But remember that it's the Senate that confirms judges. Without taking the Senate, the Republicans are in danger of eventually losing the Supreme Court.

So work hard.  Assume nothing.  Expect the one-sided press to become increasingly more partisan.  Brace yourselves for an October surprise.  The future of America as we know it  hangs in the balance.

July 1, 2022       Permalink

 

HOW DARE YOU WANT TO LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!  One of our two political parties clearly believes that the right of individual choice is a threat to the social order and may even raise temperatures in marginalized communities.  This crowd has plans for us.  From the New York Post:

They want you … to keep paying record-high gas prices!

Americans will have to endure pain at the pump indefinitely in the name of the “liberal world order,” a top economic adviser to President Biden said Thursday — hours after Biden himself said US drivers would have to shell out the big bucks for “as long as it takes” for Ukraine to defeat Russia’s invasion.

During an appearance on CNN Thursday, National Economic Council director Brian Deese was asked by anchor Victor Blackwell: “What do you say to those families who say, ‘Listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years. This is just not sustainable’?”

“What you heard from the president today was a clear articulation of the stakes,” Deese answered. “This is about the future of the liberal world order and we have to stand firm.

“But at the same time, what I’d say to that family and to Americans across the country is you have a president, an administration that is going to do everything in its power to blunt those price increases and bring those prices down,” Deese added.

Hours earlier, Biden was asked by New York Times reporter Jim Tankersley during a news conference in Madrid: “The war has pushed prices up. [Oil] could go as high as $200 a barrel, some analysts think. How long is it fair to expect American drivers and drivers around the world to pay that premium for this war?”

“As long as it takes,” Biden answered. “Russia cannot, in fact, defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine. This is a critical, critical position for the world.”

Republicans and conservatives expressed outrage over Deese’s comments, which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called “completely out of touch” on Twitter.

“Don’t believe that rising gas prices are a result of Biden’s bad leadership?” wrote Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. “Well, his Director of National Economic Council will set the record straight for you. He calls it, ‘the future of the liberal world order.”’

The Biden Admin has forgotten they work for the American people and not the ‘liberal world order,'” said Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.).

“Notice how cold Biden’s adviser is about the pain of the American people,” tweeted author David Limbaugh. “No compassion that liberals are so falsely famous for. It’s a mini-clinic in statism. Like Biden, he’s saying, ‘Subjects of government exist for the state, not vise versa.'”

COMMENT:  All this is caused by Biden's crazy order, issued on his inauguration day, to essentially freeze the energy industry and move this country from energy independence to energy dependence.  The president is controlled by the environmental fanatics, and theirs has become our national religion.

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