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Image of the Day: "Bidenomics" Crushes Consumer Confidence

Consumer spending accounts for approximately two-thirds of the U.S. economy, so Joe Biden's crushing impact on consumer confidence helps resolve his apologists' confusion over Biden's economic disapproval.  After inheriting an economy rebounding from the Covid shock, Biden's policies quickly drove consumer confidence back downward, where it continues to stagnate.  No wonder he finds himself in such electoral hot water.

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May 08, 2024 • 12:39 PM

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211 Biden Supports Gun Rights – Just Not for Americans

The Ukraine crisis exposes a reprehensible contradiction among leftists and the Biden Administration:  They encourage increased energy production by murderous dictatorships in Iran and Venezuela, but not here in America.   The crisis exposes an equally indefensible contradiction regarding the right to keep and bear arms.  They…

212 Nervous Pelosi Insists: Don't Say 'Retreat'!

House Democrats recently went on their annual retreat in Philadelphia. The purpose was to discuss policy initiatives for the coming months and, most of all, to come up with a message for midterm elections that Democrats are widely expected to lose. In light of negative expectations, the party's leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was so determined to put…

213 Do Biden and His Party Have New Hope for November?

There was a striking moment on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. Moderator Chuck Todd brought up a poll recently released by National Public Radio and Marist that showed President Joe Biden's job approval rating at 47%, with a disapproval rating of 50%. The screen showed that poll in contrast to another NPR/Marist survey from two weeks earlier…

214 The Biden Inflation Octopus

The Democrats will suffer historic losses in the November midterms. This disaster for their party will come about not just because of the Afghanistan debacle, an appeased Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the destruction of the southern border, the supply chain mess, or their support for critical race theory demagoguery. The…

215 Has Biden's Presidency Been Transformed?

Russia's war on Ukraine comes at a moment of political weakness for President Joe Biden. His job approval rating is low, low enough to drag down his party's chances in the midterms, Americans are angry watching their standard of living diminished by inflation, there is lingering frustration about the president's handling of COVID and there are widespread…

216 Latest Survey Confirms: Conservatives Remain Significantly Happier Than Liberals

The results are in, again:  Conservatives are happier than liberals.   That shouldn’t come as any surprise.  Liberals literally idolize Anthony Fauci and canonize former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, only to watch such authoritarian figures disgrace themselves as their folly becomes undeniable.   Sweet dreams…

217 Democrats Are Building a Wall to Keep Out Truckers

Seven-foot fencing topped with razor wire will be installed surrounding the U.S. Capitol next week, in advance of President Joe Biden's State of the Union on March 1. The wall is to keep out truckers who are heading to Washington, D.C., as part of the Freedom Convoy protesting COVID restrictions. Instead of shutting the truckers out, Biden should…

218 Doxing Day in Canada

In Canada, first the doxing, then the struggle session. This week, one of the most popular small-donor fundraising sites for the Canadian truckers protesting the COVID vaccine mandates, GiveSendGo, was hacked. The names of donors were shared with the public. We know about this mostly because erstwhile news organizations, such as Reuters, have showered…

219 Hillary Clinton's Greatest Masterpiece

Hillary Clinton's never-ending shenanigans in 2015-2016 could be summarized as an attempted slow-motion coup. Four years of national hysteria, a divided nation, and dangerous new tensions with Russia were some of the wages of Clinton's machinations. Clinton hired a British national and ex-spy, Christopher Steele, to compile dirt on her election opponent…

220 Yes, They Spied On Trump

One of the most contentious claims Donald Trump ever made was his insistence that he had been the target of spying. He made the charge in several different ways. For example, in March 2017, Trump, just two months in office, tweeted: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found…

221 Why Ideology Is the Ancient Enemy of Civilization

What ultimately destroyed the evil empires of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were bankrupt dogmas. Crackpot ideology destroyed free expression. It ruined meritocracy and ensured unequal application of the laws – and so paved the way for far worse. The Nazi idea of a superior Aryan race adjudicated everything from physics to tank design…

222 GOP Backward or Forward?

There is a wrenching debate going on inside the Republican Party over the simplest of questions: Should the party look backward or forward? Just because a question is simple does not mean the answer is easy, and indeed, as the 2022 and 2024 elections approach, the backward-or-forward question is extraordinarily difficult for the GOP. As with a lot…

223 Biden’s Record Poll Collapse Driven by Policy Mismanagement, Not Misfortune

Quick: Name a single situation involving an element of uncertainty – whether domestic or abroad – that Joe Biden has improved through his decision-making wizardry.   Is there any issue that, as a consequence of Biden’s choice among available options without any obvious answer, he has improved since entering the White House…

224 Biden Drags Democrats Down

Most of us see President Joe Biden's falling job approval rating as a measure of his declining popularity. But for every candidate, Democrat or Republican, running for the House or Senate this year, Biden's numbers mean political life or death. That is because the president's job approval rating is an extraordinarily important factor in the upcoming…

225 Crimes Are Crimes, No Matter How Petty

There's nothing petty about petty crime. Tolerate it, and society descends into disorder. You're standing in line at Starbucks and watch a freeloader go to the front, pick out a sandwich and walk out without paying. No one says a word. Or you pay your bills, then find out thieves have robbed the blue USPS box to abscond with your checking information…

226 Biden: No Course Correction

The failures of President Joe Biden's first year in office are obvious to all. Inflation is raging. COVID is raging. Crime is spiking in some big cities. The U.S.-Mexico border is a mess. The American withdrawal from Afghanistan was a mess. And with it all, the president and his party are obsessed, most of all, with passing a voting rules bill that…

227 Biden Is Not Alone. Democrats Have Been Delegitimizing Elections for Years

President Joe Biden joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and numerous other Democrats this week in a partisan attempt to preemptively delegitimize the 2022 election. Twice the president was asked by reporters whether voters could trust the electoral system, and twice the president contended that a fair election was unlikely unless the Senate…

228 Is America Heading for a Systems Collapse?

In modern times, as in ancient Rome, several nations have suffered a "systems collapse." The term describes the sudden inability of once-prosperous populations to continue with what had ensured the good life as they knew it. Abruptly, the population cannot buy, or even find, once plentiful necessities. They feel their streets are unsafe.…

229 Americans Are Being Sold Out by Government Insiders

Bill Clinton used to say that all elections are about the future. It's true. Voters want to know what candidates will do in office – how they will fix problems – and if they can be trusted to handle the unexpected developments the future brings.  But now, in Washington, we have significant elements of both major…

230 Biden's Big Elections Lie

President Joe Biden finally delivered his "voting rights" speech in Atlanta, telling a crowd: "The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation's history. Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not…

231 Annus Horribilis: 2021 Continued 2020 Murder Increase

In 2020, the United States witnessed its sharpest murder rate increase in history.   In 2021, the situation tragically worsened in cities across America.   Prior to 2020, the worst murder rate increase that the U.S. had ever experienced was 13% in that annus horribilis 1968.  In 2020, however, our murder rate rose 30%. …

232 GOP Pushes Back On Democratic 'Big Lie'

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Georgia Tuesday to push their party's bill to federalize U.S. election procedures on terms favorable to Democrats. "We are going right to the belly of the beast, or ground zero, for voter suppression, voter subversion and obstruction," senior White House official Cedric Richmond…

233 Schumer's Ugly 'Voting Rights' Gamble

In a Dear Colleague letter this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warns that if Republicans refuse to support the Democrats' unconstitutional efforts to nationalize elections, he will move to eliminate legislative checks and balances by blowing up the filibuster. "As former Senator Robert Byrd famously said, Senate Rules 'must be changed…

234 Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?

Recently, Democrats have been despondent over President Joe Biden's sinking poll numbers. His policies on the economy, energy, foreign policy, the border, and COVID-19 all have lost majority support. As a result, the Left now variously alleges that either in 2022, when they expect to lose the Congress, or in 2024, when they fear losing the presidency…

235 Falling Faith in Democracy Is Not a New Thing

For the last year, we've heard one commentator after another tell us that American democracy is in crisis. The source of that crisis, we are told, is a hard core of the Republican Party that believes the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump and that Joe Biden, therefore, is not a legitimate president.  It's true that a significant number…

236 Dems Reject Work Ethic, Embrace Freeloaders

The Democratic Party used to call itself the party of working people and hail the "dignity of work." No more. Now Democrats want to guarantee people who choose not to work an income funded by the suckers who do the right thing by showing up for work, caring for their family and paying taxes.  Fortunately, these self-supporting Americans…

237 Democrats Lose Hispanic Voters – Lots of Them

The Democratic Party's problem with Hispanic voters is worse than leaders think, according to a new assessment by the highly regarded strategist Ruy Teixeira. That conclusion is particularly important because Teixeira wrote the influential 2002 book "The Coming Democratic Majority," which convinced many Democrats that a growing Hispanic population…

238 AOC's Grasp on American Governance Is a 'Farce'

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, echoing the complaint of the Democratic Party establishment, believes that Sen. Joe Manchin engaged in an "egregious breach" of President Joe Biden's trust by refusing to support his welfare expansion plans. "The idea that Joe Manchin says that he can't explain this back home to his people…

239 Demolishing Democratic Delusions

Sen. Joe Manchin's announcement that he will not support the Democrats' giant spending bill should not have been a surprise to anyone who has been watching Manchin for the last few months. Yet many Democrats, especially in the White House and in the progressive wing of the House of Representatives, appeared shocked when Manchin told Fox News' Bret…

240 Dems Pivot from Build Back Better to Useless Extremism

Unable to pass their welfare-state expansion with a simple majority, Democrats have reportedly shelved Build Back Better for the year. Now prepare for the entire left-wing infrastructure – politicians as well as the establishment press – to pivot hard from the fake "social safety net" bill to the fake "…

 
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"I didn't expect debates in 2024. It seemed to me that there was too much risk involved for both Biden and Trump. Nor is there a mandate of heaven for presidential debates. But the two candidates calculate risk differently -- that's probably why they are presidents. In their view, the potential upside of watching your opponent melt down is greater than the risk of tripping up. If you do implode, you…[more]
 
 
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