Biden and DC Sure Know How to Put America Last
Also: You STILL don't get it, Liz! If voters really believed Trump is an evil 'Orange Jesus' they wouldn't have fired you
Joe Biden spoke today at the United Nations and delivered a swan song for globalism and climate change alarmism, while imagining that the United States was still enjoying a unipolar moment of unparalleled wealth and power that his ilk frittered away.
What else can explain Joe Biden’s de facto “Europe First” foreign policy, and his inability to call out the wealthy moochers of Europe who talk a good game about Russia and Ukraine but have reneged on their promises to pay for more defense.
Also in the weakness department, Biden said nothing about the Mexican and Latin American governments sitting before him that do nothing to stem the tide of illegals invading America, or the criminal networks that facilitate them.
The icing on the cake was telling the Chinese government most of what it wanted to hear. Despite passing references to oppression of its Uyghur minority and Beijing’s usurious loans to poor countries, Joe Biden genuflected to the Chinese Communist Party by professing obeisance to the phony One-China Policy and saying we don’t want a new cold war—a communist talking point that attempts to hide the fact that China has already started one.
He also held out the possibility of cooperation with China, even though its government hasn’t cooperated on much in the three decades people like Joe Biden have given it the benefit of the doubt. Needless to say, Joe Biden didn’t call out China for originating the COVID pandemic and flooding America with deadly fentanyl—Beijing’s attempt to run the Opium Wars in reverse with us in the place of the Brits.
No speech to the UN by a progressive activist would be complete without proper deference to climate change alarmism—the globalists’ update of the ancient sun god worship. And Joe Biden did not disappoint those who wish to sacrifice to this angry god. Joe Biden says that “no one doubts” the climate crisis after this year in which, shockingly, it was hot in the summer and floods occurred in otherwise pristine and well-run Pakistan.
Actually, what “no one doubts” is that energy prices are sky high in America, Europe, and other places where the elite have made regrettable choices to discourage fossil fuels before replacements are available and practical. Joe Biden’s dumb sanctions on Russian energy also mean that Americans are paying about four bucks a gallon for gas while countries like China, India, and Indonesia get a huge discount. Joe Biden and the globalists in Washington sure know how to put America last.
As this energy crisis deepens through the winter in Europe, more and more people will question the climate alarmists’ claims. While prudence calls for us to increase the use of nuclear and renewables that don’t emit carbon, the 4% of the carbon cycle that can be attributed to man just doesn’t correlate clearly to the change we see in the always-changing climate. Maybe Joe Biden and the other alarmists should try one of the other religions.
Apart from a laundry list of failed ideas, the speech also reflected a diminished president and a diminished presidency. Even to those of us who have always seen the UN as an ineffective, corrupt joke, as late as the George W. Bush administration, what was said and done there mattered. Bush’s visits were high stakes and marked important waypoints in a changing world.
In contrast, Joe Biden looked every bit the dotard, reading words on a teleprompter and shouting them into a microphone (pro tip: let the mic do the work for you and speak in a normal voice). He offered up billions of dollars we don’t have, touted the joke of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, and tried to effect a grandeur as if he and his progressive friends hadn’t bankrupted the U.S. government, destroyed U.S. credibility, or driven the U.S. economy into recession.
The cherry on the cake came when Joe Biden spoke of “bending the arc of history”—worn out language from the unfortunate Obama era that reminded everyone he was a pathetic facsimile of even that era of failure.
Check out my article published yesterday in the Daily Mail:
CHRISTIAN WHITON: You STILL don't get it, Liz! If voters really believed Trump is an evil 'Orange Jesus' they wouldn't have fired you
By CHRISTIAN WHITON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 17:43 EDT, 20 September 2022 | UPDATED: 17:59 EDT, 20 September 2022
After suffering a humiliating defeat, outgoing Congresswoman Liz Cheney is carving out a second career as commander-in-chief of the Trump derangement and hysteria division of the Washington establishment.
Speaking to her fellow globalists at a DC convention on Monday, Cheney claimed that a fellow GOPer had secretly confided to her that Republicans grudgingly did the bidding of ‘the Orange Jesus,’ President Donald Trump, when they agreed to object to the 2020 election results.
Cheney then went on to claim Trump and even his supporters are a threat to the Constitutional Republic.
America’s ‘freedom…only survives if we recognize threats when they arise. And today, we are facing such a threat. It's a threat we have never faced before – it’s a former president who is attempting to unravel our Constitutional Republic.’
‘Bit by bit, excuse by excuse, we're putting Donald Trump above the law. We are rendering indefensible conduct normal, legal, and appropriate — as though he were a king,’ she preached.
If only she would shut up already.
Cheney’s claims are so ludicrous and detached from fact, one must wonder if she really believes her own propaganda.
First of all, with RealClearPolitics averaging President Joe Biden’s approval at just 42% — almost as low as the Democrat-run Congress — the only ones with an incentive to steal anything will be Democrats.
Second, if voters agreed with Cheney’s contention that Trump is an evil influence, they wouldn’t have fired Cheney and her small band of anti-Trump contemporaries in the GOP.
Few deny that Trump is a divisive force in American politics, or that the scenes of the January 6 riots were tragic, or that Trump has been bonkers at times in his challenges to the integrity of the 2020 vote.
But Republican voters simply don’t buy the claim that Trump or those who support the movement that he built are trying to take down democracy.
In fact, many voters think reformist Republicans are trying to make government more accountable to what the people actually want, hardly an anti-democratic sentiment.
While Trump’s supporters may see him as some kind of ‘Orange Jesus,’ his detractors see him as Orange Satan. And it’s hard to use facts to argue against someone’s religion.
If one looks at the timeline of Trump’s rise and fall, it’s clear that what truly made Cheney and her allies so deranged and hysterical about the man was not the methods he used to try and hold onto the presidency, but his successes in office and the message he used to get there in the first place.
Trump built a new winning coalition by opposing the globalist mono-party in Washington that Cheney embodies.
Again, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, architect of the prolonged Iraq War, won’t be on the ballot in November.
Specifically, Trump replaced globalism with patriotic nationalism.
Voters saw that so-called ‘free trade agreements’ often meant exporting our manufacturing to countries like China that don’t play by the rules.
Voters saw that policies benefitting Wall Street and Big Tech were hurting the less fancy towns across America, which faced decay, crime, addiction, and rising suicides.
Voters saw that our national security establishment was great at harassing Americans trying to take a domestic flight, but terrible at winning foreign wars or even defining victory.
They saw that Washington spent hundreds of billions of dollars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and still somehow managed to decrease American prestige and power.
Trump recognized all of this and sided with Middle America against the permanent Washington professional and the coastal elite.
He also refused to allow the progressive media to set the rules of debate or decide what topics were off limits.
Republican politicians like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a crop of other officeholders and aspirants have adopted the best of the Trump.
That is what truly drives Cheney nuts.
Trump undermined the pillars of the corporate Republicanism she fundamentally believes, playing nice with the media, Wall Street and Big Tech in the hope of an occasional table scrap.
He would not go along with the charade of pumping economic growth through phony free trade deals and neo-imperialism rather than domestic free market reforms.
Trump defeated all of this.
Even more galling to Cheney: he changed the right by showing this new path to success.
The New Right he created will long outlast its architect.
But Cheney and the other NeverTrumpers fight on -- today against Trump, tomorrow against whoever seems disinclined to return to the failures of the Bush-Romney era.
There will always be a cottage industry for anti-Republican ‘Republicans,’ which is Cheney’s play since she is soon gone from Congress. She is honing her skills to be a MSNBC contributor or the like.
Even though 70% of Wyoming Republican voters decided she should not represent them, it seems like the Washington swamp will always have a Cheney.
The best people come and go from Washington, but the swampiest of the swamp critters never leave.
Liz Cheney is the perfect example of that.
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