Can Biden’s Disaster Get Any Worse?

It’s a remarkable situation to realize that Biden’s presidency encompasses catastrophes in literally every dimension of American life.  Anywhere you look bad news is on display.  And furthermore, in most cases things haven’t even come close to hitting bottom yet.  Take the economy for instance.  Rampant inflation is being driven by petroleum prices.  But petroleum prices will continue to rise as the Ukraine crisis worsens.

And the Fed’s attempts to put the breaks on inflation by raising interest rates has already convinced businesses that a recession is guaranteed so they are putting the brakes on hiring and in fact many large employers are already beginning to lay off employees.  This is the classic scenario that was named “stagflation” back in the 1970’s when Jimmy Carter was its hapless victim.

On the cultural front places like Florida and Texas are revolting against leftist practices like CRT and LGBTQ indoctrination in the schools.  They’re passing laws and electing conservatives to counter these trends and actions.  But now Biden is writing executive actions to attempt to interfere with the states protecting their citizens.  This will further alienate the voters in these states and ensure that Democrats get hammered in the November midterms.

On the crime front even urban Democrats are revolting against the refusal of mayors and prosecutors to protect the citizens from the marauding bands of muggers, thieves, gangbangers and psychotic homeless that infest their neighborhoods.  And instead of owning up to the failure and promising to correct the problem they now employ denial and quibble about whether there were even worse problems back in the 1970’s or 1990’s.  These failures are disillusioning a whole generation of urban dwellers and threatens to undermine the whole coalition of minority groups who are losing faith in the sanity of the Left’s leaders.

The January 6th hearings have become a running joke.  The selective enforcement of laws by agencies like the FBI around such things as the Supreme Court protests and the January 6th protests have proven to large segments of the American people that the Deep State is a partisan entity that helps its friends on the Left and hurts those on the Right.

Even the Roe v. Wade ruling doesn’t seem to be something that unifies the country behind Biden.  It appears that all it will do is polarize the country along the already clear Red/Blue divide.  And that ruling will do precisely nothing to abortion availability in Democrat strongholds like California and New York.  What it will do is restore faith in the ability of the Right to influence the federal government in their own strongholds.  And it will give hope that other long standing unconstitutional laws will be overturned, like the gay marriage decision and affirmative action.

On the personal front, Joe Biden and his minions have had nothing but terrible optics for over a year.  Biden’s endless gaffes and the embarrassed attempts by his staff to explain them is undermining whatever remaining credibility he might have.  And when it comes to his handling of the Ukraine, I think he’s starting to scare the whole world.  Many of his statements of fact are delusional and the provocations come dangerously close to what might trigger military responses from the Russians.  Biden is under the spell of the Neocons in his administration and it’s beginning to look like they want a shooting war with the Russians.  And that is close to true madness.

And on and on and on.  So, to answer the question that is the title to this post, yes it certainly will continue to get worse for Biden (and the country) for some time to come.  We’re not even close to hitting bottom yet.  Inflation won’t subside for at least a year and by then the recession will be in full bloom.  The social problems will continue to fester under Biden’s presidency with only some relief in the areas of the country run by responsible Republican leaders.

And even after Biden leaves office in January 2025 it will take time and smart policy decisions to fix all the damage that’s been done.  A big part of it will be straightening out the energy policy so that we have enough oil and gas to run our businesses and homes economically.  But as soon as Dementia Joe has been carted off to the booby hatch it will feel like Morning in America again.

Joe Biden Tells America Just Wait for 2025 and Things Will Be Great

Dementia Joe says everything will be great soon.  People have let this whole stagflation thing bum them out unnecessarily.

The exact quotes were:

Biden on Thursday blamed gas prices for the nation’s economic pessimism, saying before prices started rising, “Things were much more, they were much more optimistic.”

After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden said the American people are “really, really down.” He emphasized that the need for mental health in America “has skyrocketed because people have seen everything upset.”

“Be confident, because I am confident we’re better positioned than any country in the world to own the second quarter of the 21st century,” Biden said. “That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact.”

So, there you have it.  All we have to do is wait two and a half years and everything will be alright.  It’s our own damn fault if we let little things like not being able to afford rent, gas or food interfere with the glorious splendor of the Bidencrash.

But interestingly, I think he’s gotten the chronology right.  In 2025 Biden will be carted off to the funny farm and hopefully the new Republican president can start repairing the wreckage that will be what’s left of America by then.  It raises interesting questions.  Will the renewal be like past occasions where presidents like Reagan or Trump came in and through laws and executive orders push the country back on the right track?  Or will things be so bad by then that some kind of Marshall Plan will be needed just to keep us from starving to death?

One thing that I think will make sense is to make a push for something like a constitutional amendment to give the president unchallenged authority to rein in the executive branch agencies that have usurped the rights of not only the President but also the People.  We need the president to be able to fire anyone and everyone who exceeds the authority they have and that needs to be categorically under the president’s purview.  The Congress has the responsibility to monitor the President through its impeachment function.  The FBI and the Justice Department aren’t the Praetorian Guard selling the emperor’s throne to the highest bidder.

Anyway, that’s my rant for this post.  But let’s get back to Joe’s new sunny, optimistic take on America’s meltdown under his policies.  We’re to blame for letting little problems like runaway inflation and the breakdown of the consumer products supply chain upset us.  After all, if we don’t like it here, we could go to Russia or China where prosperity has dried up and repressive governments monitor everything you say and do and will take away your job and throw you in prison and then put you in front of a kangaroo court for a show trial.

Hmmm!  Gee, that sounds vaguely familiar.  Well, anyway, I feel much better knowing Joe is battling to assure that we “own the second quarter of the 21st century.”  Let’s all just do the best we can to survive until then.

Hunkering Down for the Second Half of Bidencrash

In November we’ll have a diversion as the careers of all those RINOs and Dems get flushed down the toilet by the mid-term paroxysm of voter rage.  That will give us through Christmas to savor the schadenfreude and contemplate all the judges Biden will not get approved.

But in January as we look at the cost of the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, we hosted there won’t be that much to feel thankful for.  As the saying goes, we’ll all be getting a little hungrier next year.  I’ve already heard that the property taxes here in Dunwich will be up a good bit and the cost of food and just about everything else will be surging very soon.  And energy and transportation costs will become horrific.

But that’s when the tough get going.  Camera Girl and I have already started to consolidate different shopping trips to save on gas.  And the last barbecue was burgers and dogs instead of ribeye steaks.  Looking to next winter I’ve decided to make the ultimate sacrifice.  I’m going to lower the thermostat from 72 (and sometimes 74) to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  I know what you’re thinking.  Lots of people set it at 68 or even lower.  Sure, but those people have ancestors who lived in Cimmeria and Ultima Thule.  My people come from the sultry regions of the Mediterranean.  In order to survive even 70 degrees in the winter Camera Girl and I will have to wear our snow apparel indoors.  Who knows, we may even cut the cable this year.  Of course, that won’t be such a savings as it seems.  The packages that include phone, internet and cable don’t really go down all that much if you drop cable.  But we’ll see.  After all there’s nothing on and every little bit helps.

I was trying to think if there was any other savings, I could implement to weather this storm.  I am contemplating taking a position in the Dunwich town government.  There’s a part time position that would net me a few thousand dollars a year for what has been described as a few hours a week’s worth of work.  That could be a worthwhile idea.  But I hear there is an extremely annoying Democrat that would come along with the job and that would be bound to make my life more “interesting.”

And I have been on a diet for the last year or so.  Unfortunately, it’s been working pretty well so by next year I won’t have anymore weight to lose and eating less won’t be the benefit it currently is.  But knowing what a frugal shopper Camera Girl is I don’t doubt she has already started making buying decisions based on rising costs.  In fact, I know she has.  We recently planted a number of pepper plants in our garden because she informed me that peppers were now off the shopping list based on their current outrageous price.  It would be a shame if our menu featured less and less fresh produce.

But that’s reality.  I think back to when I was a kid and my parents were feeding a very large brood so vegetables were frozen peas and corn.  And when things were really going badly there was some frozen spinach which for me was impossible to swallow.  I even tried mixing it with mashed potatoes.  But nothing made it palatable.  So, I’ve got a long way to go before I’m anywhere near that level of wretchedness.

Of course, I’m so much better off than most folks out there that I feel silly even writing about making ends meet.  I think of the young families I know who are really tightening their belts.  The cost of feeding, clothing and housing a family is a crime.  When that old idiot unleashed his war against petroleum, he doomed this country to runaway inflation and recession.  We’ve got until 2025 before we can expect any relief.  That’s a really long time to hang off a ledge by your fingernails.  But when you have no choice, you do it.  And hopefully four years of misery will be enough to convince even the stupidest Millennial that rainbows and unicorns are just things you tell toddlers stories about and not the basis for an economy.

I’m Calling Out This Charles Lipson Guy

Back on the 14th of May I wrote a post called “The Five Stages of Grief – Part 1.”  Now I see that some guy named Charles Lipson has a post up at some rag called “Newsweek” entitled “The Biden Administration’s Five Stages of Grief.”

In my post I said, “People say that the five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  I think I have detected these stages in news coverage of the Biden Administration.  The Left is grieving for the loss of Joe FDR Biden’s New Deal Moment, the Great Reset, the Build Back Better Rip-Off.  If you think back to last year I remember when prices started to rise and the headlines were full of denial.  Do you remember how they claimed that the Fourth of July cookout was something like $1.47 cheaper than the year before?  And then there was the meme about inflation being temporary.”

Now here’s something from Lipson’s post, “Take inflation. The former administration spokesperson, Jen Psaki, initially denied rising prices were a problem. When that became laughable, the administration reframed the problem as a temporary one.”

What the hell!  When I want to talk about an idea that someone else has written on, I always give attribution and cite the work and put a link back to the original article.  But this Lipson guy did none of these things.  What the hell!

I challenge you Charles Lipson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Chicago (if that is your real name!) to do the right thing and give attribution to Orion’s Cold Fire and apologize for your scurrilous behavior.  Have you no sense of decency sir?  Have you no shame, at last?  There you are at your fancy university in your la de dah city of Chicago taking the food out of Camera Girl’s mouth.  I challenge you to a debate.  Who is the greater pundit thee or me?

Well, I feel better now.  It’s good to get this thing off my chest.  Okay, let me go see what I can “borrow” from someone else now.

Return to the Real World

The family party we had yesterday was a nearly perfect day.  Everything and everybody cooperated.  Perfect weather, guests in a very receptive mood for the socializing, good food.  In short, other than eating a little too much it was one of those faultless occasions we rarely experience.  But, back to the real world.

After experiencing the horror of the Uvalde mass murder, we then find out that the Uvalde police are responsible for failing to save most of the victims.  To find out that they refused to storm the classroom for something like forty minutes while a classroom of little children was systematically murdered is maddening.  It’s as if we now live in a completely dysfunctional world.  Murderers stalk the streets but the police refuse to rescue even the most helpless and innocent victims, little children.  I don’t know how the officer in charge will live with himself.  I assume he’ll have to flee Uvalde.  To live in a town where everyone knows how much blood is on your hands would be intolerable for any normal man.

As far as the Left’s present attempt to bang away at the gun control thread, it seems like background noise that does little to distract Americans from the disintegration of the economy and normal life.  There’s a palpable sense that we’re living in the after times.  The real world where the politicians tried to protect their jobs by only slightly mismanaging the country is a thing of the past.  Biden & Co. have gone all in on the Green Economy and have thereby smashed the country on the rocks of energy reality.  You can’t run an electric grid on solar panels and windmills.  And you can’t run a transportation system on batteries especially if the electric grid isn’t built to handle the recharge load.

So, we’re all watching a gallon of gas head up toward double digit prices.  It’s interesting that Biden’s election may be a case of fake economics being given enough rope to hang itself.  Three and a half years of Biden-omics probably will be more than enough to convince even strident Democrat voters to push the voting booth lever for Donald Trump.  What’s not clear to me is if Dopey Joe might decide to change course after the mid-terms and swim like crazy back to the shore of sanity.  Joe has thrown in with the Obama progressives but Joe is a coward and if his polls slip anymore, he might be frightened into abandoning the green crusade.

With the advent of real summer (supposed to get up to 85 degrees today) I find myself distracted by the fun things that we can do at this time of year.  But I promise not to abandon my gloom and doom output.  I was reading today that Liz Cheney’s primary opponent has her beat by thirty points.  But I also saw that the primary isn’t until August.  That’s too long to keep my attention.  So, we need something that happens soon to keep us interested.  If I were to guess, the next big thing will be Ukraine’s collapse.  The Biden Administration is already starting to backpedal on the outcome.  The collapse of the Ukrainian resistance in the Donbas provinces is an ominous sign for the hopes Ukrainian victory.  The only question in my mind is whether Odessa will be the end of the 2022 military campaign or whether Putin has much larger designs.  Either way, it’s one more glorious failure for Dear Leader Biden.  Jen Psaki’s hasty retreat has me wondering how soon the rush to the exits will begin for the rest of the Biden Administration.  My pick for next to bail is Pete Buttigieg.  Getting left holding the bag on the transportation problems in this country is probably getting to our LGBTQ+ friend.  I expect he’ll announce he’s retiring to be a full-time stay at home mom for his young brood of rent-a-children.  And after Mayor Pete maybe General Milli Vanilli will follow him out the door.  Losing wars to the Russians is no fun either.

So, stay tuned.  The Silly Season is just getting started and fun and games are sure to continue for the foreseeable future.

And Just In Case the Red Wave Was Still in Doubt

CNN has jumped on the bandwagon and has sighted the Red Wave headed for the beach.

My favorite quote, “The reality of this current political moment is that things appear to be getting worse for Democrats the closer we get to the election. Fears of a wave washing away even incumbents previously considered safe now seem entirely justified.”

I like to think that after all the insanity and misery that the Dems have caused in the last three years that the American voters will be willing to punish them in 2022 and 2024.  And I cling to the hope that the Stupid Party will stumble onto leaders who are a little less stupid and corrupt.  Here’s hoping.

 

 

Who Murders a Classroom of Second Graders?

Who destroys innocent human life just to get attention?  A madman.  Whether he uses a gun or an automobile or poison this is a creature devoid of human feeling.  And imagine targeting specifically young children.  Now we have a human monster.  Someone who is intent on horrifying his audience to the greatest degree.

What does it say about our society that we have platoons of these maniacs?  One time it’s a heartless creep who mows down a crowd of children and their families at a Christmas parade.  Then it’s a racist opening up on a train full of commuters.  Last week it’s another racist shooting up a store.  And yesterday an eighteen-year-old psychopath shoots his grandmother and goes on to a grade school and kills everyone in sight.

The fact that one of them was white, two black and one Latino is only important in the case of the white man because that allows him to be guilty of the additional crime of white supremacy.  And the black man in the car must be completely ignored because he didn’t use a gun and is black.  But the three gun-wielders all can be used as fodder for the gun control lobby that relishes these stories like nothing else.  And that is why the man who mowed down a crowd with his car must be ignored.

Because if we think about other weapons like a car or a kitchen knife or a couple of grams of fentanyl, we realize that mass murder is within the reach of any maniac who decides he wants to get famous by murdering innocent people.  After all a nurse has the opportunity to kill thousands of people if she is careful to avoid an obvious pattern to her work.  A worker at a food or pharmaceutical plant can easily adulterate products that people will ingest.

It’s simply that guns are a political target that the Left seeks to take away from free people to render them subject to their supposed public servants.  I’ve seen how this story works with the weak minded.  They immediately cave to the appeal to their soft nature, “Think of the children.”  Well, what about the maniac at the wheel of a car?  Shouldn’t we by the same logic eliminate the automobile?  And how about chain saws?  I’m sure someone has killed his neighbor with one of those.

But it’s the same old argument.  We’ll hear this ad infinitum for the next few weeks.  Hopefully the Supreme Court won’t be swayed when they make their decision on New York City’s restrictive gun law that’s on the docket.

But for me the real question is a different one.  It’s not about the weapon.  My question is about the killers.  Are they getting worse?  And are they getting more common?   Fifty years ago, more or less, an insane man took a rifle into a tower on a college campus and started shooting people at random until he was stopped by a policeman’s bullet.

That killing spree horrified the nation.  But it wasn’t followed by another one a week later and then another one a week after that.  I could be wrong about this but it seems like the mental health of this country is sliding.  The people who commit these mass murders are the worst cases.  They must be the people who have the lowest reserves of sanity to draw on.  But for every one of these there must be a million cases of road rage or some other antisocial outburst.

This is the result of living in the pressure cooker that the Left has ushered in with their George Floyd color revolution.  Deteriorating financial conditions, lawlessness on the streets, alienation by the people in charge; it’s a perfect storm of mental stress that is cracking more and more of the weakest minds.  But think of how disconnected from his human feelings an eighteen-year-old must be to go into a classroom of second graders or fourth graders and start shooting them point blank.  I can’t do it.  I can’t imagine that anyone with a shred of humanity could do such a thing.

So, the world is dehumanizing the weakest people among us.  That is a warning signal.  We’ve gotten rid of God.  We’ve abandoned reality.  We no longer protect our children from harmful people and their warped ideas.  Life in Joe Biden’s America is becoming something like living in an insane asylum.  Maybe people will vote to change that.

What Will Collapse Next?

Dementia Joe has shown himself to be the master of disaster.  I think we should give credit where credit is due.  So, let’s review Joe’s list of accomplishments.  Get comfortable.  It’s a long list.

I guess we could start with his campaign.  He ran it from his basement.  Huddled in the dark to avoid dying of COVID he made pronouncements blaming COVID on Donald Trump and kowtowing to the BLM rioters in statements littered with mumbled failures at meaningful English.  The list of his verbal gaffes is too long and all-encompassing to review.  Let’s just say broadly that at times he misstated who, what, where, when and how things were and had no clue as to why.

Then there was his choice of Vice President.  Kamala Harris is breathtakingly stupid.  Add to that, she has created a method of talking in circles to allow her to spout four hundred words by repeating four words over and over again.  Someone must have told her she has to fill up a certain amount of time.  Maybe she was on a debating team or something.  But it’s maddening to listen to.  You want to whack her with a yardstick to make her stop talking.  I guess besides her identity politics credentials she has the added advantage that she’s one of the few people Biden could pick that doesn’t make him look stupider by comparison.

Then there is the election.  Now, to be fair, this wasn’t within Joe’s purview.  His handlers rigged the election and he was just the blank card they drew to cheat a whole country out of its choice for President.  But let’s attach this one to him because at the least he was in on the deal.

Next, I’ll lump all the COVID mismanagement into one big pile of awful.  The lockdowns.  The school closings.  The mask mandates.  The vaccine mandates.  The boosters.  The executive orders forcing companies to fire employees for not getting shots they didn’t want.  The military vaccine mandate forcing soldiers out.  And the endless lies about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines.  And then when he had lost the trust of most of the country his famous “long winter of illness and death for the unvaccinated” speech.  COVID is probably the biggest nail in the Biden coffin.

I shouldn’t forget the Afghanistan debacle.  That was the one that cracked his presidency.  The military drew down their boots on the ground before evacuating the tens of thousands of civilians that were still in Kabul.  Also, they handed over the highly defensible air base and were forced to use the vulnerable Kabul airport for evacuation.  The spectacle of Afghanis falling to their deaths from the landing gear of US military planes fleeing Kabul during the rout that was supposed to be an orderly retreat from Afghanistan was what first sank Biden’s approval rating.

A number of servicemen were killed by a suicide bomber during the panicked retreat and just to underscore the incompetency of the military leadership a retaliatory missile strike at the attackers instead blew up a family with a bunch of kids.  Biden’s henchman took their cue from spokes-liar Jen Psaki and claimed that, all things considered, the debacle was a well-ordered operation.  From that point on bald faced lying then became the go-to for the Biden administration’s response to self-inflicted disasters.  Of course, this eventually wore Jen Psaki out.  Poor thing.

After that we had inflation.  The first hints were noticed in mid-2021.  But true to form they were denied in-toto by Psaki and the President.  Prices weren’t increasing they were just decreasing slightly here and there.  We shouldn’t be worried about inflation.  We should be afraid of deflation.  That’s why the President wanted to spend five or six trillion more.  Have to pump up that economy you know!  But pretty soon food and gas were becoming very expensive and anyone who wasn’t truly wealthy began to notice the grocery totals and the gas pump bill were skyrocketing.  And when it became impossible to deny, Psaki told us it was temporary.  “Just the end of the COVID bubble.  Nothing to fret about.  Ninety nine out of a hundred Nobel Prize Economists concur that we’ll be right back on track in a few more months.”  Well, now those same economists say it will be years before inflation subsides.  In the meantime, it has eaten away at the wages everyone makes and robbed a generation of young people of prosperity.

Then the famous supply chain disruptions.  During the COVID lockdowns toilet paper became hard to find on the shelves.  But we all smiled and shrugged our shoulders and joked about preppers.  But in 2021 and into this year we all started noticing empty shelves at the grocery store and Walmart.  All sorts of things and foods came up missing or began becoming ridiculously expensive.  I remember Camera Girl telling me that at one point oat meal disappeared off the shelves and when it returned it was twice as expensive for a while.  When this became an undeniable problem Jen Psaki explained it all to us.  It was the corrupt dock workers in Los Angeles who refused to off-load all those Chinese freighters backed up in the harbor.  Luckily Mayor Pete Buttigieg in his new capacity as Transportation Secretary was on it.  He gave a speech that was very reminiscent of some of Kamala Harris’s best efforts.  There were circular word patterns, hints about white privilege, talk about working round the clock and plenty of gay mansplaining.  But here we are almost a year into his laying down the law and somehow the shelves are emptier than ever.  Now we’re left with the impression that shutting down the economy for a year and depending on China to produce and transport everything we need may not be the brilliant idea our ruling elites took it for.  But don’t worry.  Mumbles Biden gave a speech and told us he’s building a ginormous Intel chip factory in Ohio that will replace all the infrastructure in Taiwan and China.  Boy I feel better.  I wonder if they can make some toilet paper there too maybe.

And then Dopey Joe and his military Dream Team decided to pick a fight with Putin over the Ukraine.  The blinding stupidity of this decision is depressing.  Russia controls enormous reserves of oil, gas and critical minerals.  In addition, Russia and Ukraine are major producers of wheat and fertilizer.  The impact of the war and the subsequent sanctions on Russia have spiked the prices of oil and gas above and beyond their already inflated prices.  And scarcity of wheat and the increase in food prices caused by fertilizer price jumps will bring starvation to the third world and actual hunger to the poor in the United States for the first time in decades.  And Biden’s sanctions have pushed Russia into the arms of China.  And between the two of them they are decoupling the dollar from the price of petroleum which is one component of what makes the dollar the default currency for the world.  So effectively, by attacking Russia, Biden has weakened the US currency just when it was in a very precarious position from the inflationary policies that he has been pursuing during COVID.  Even for Dementia Joe this was a disaster home run.

So, what’s left?  Well, infants can’t get baby formula.  The FDA has shut down 40% of the national supply of formula and had no plan for making up the difference.  Well, the progressives don’t like breeders anyway.  Do parents vote?  Well don’t worry Joe was able to get enough formula to the illegal alien mothers at the border so the important people were okay.

I won’t add on the rolling crime waves in the cities.  Sure, that’s the responsibility of Joe’s puppet master.  But let’s face it.  That’s above Joe’s pay grade.  So, I’ll give him a pass.

And that brings us up to date.  So, the question at the beginning of this diatribe is, “What will collapse next?”

Here I’ll have to put on my magic hat and gaze into the crystal ball.  Well, if I cheat a bit, I guess I’ll extrapolate from the drops in the stock market to predict a market crash.  Of course, I’ve been away from the market for decades.  Back in the 1980s seven hundred points was a crash.  Now a thousand-point loss is a bad day sell off.  But based on all the problems afflicting the world economy I assume that a bear market is inevitable.  And I’m guessing this will usher in a recession.  What comes after that is anyone’s guess.

So, Joe has easily unseated Jimmy Carter as the worst modern-day president.  The way he’s going Herbert Hoover and Andrew Johnson must be starting to feel the heat.  I will show a little caution here.  I still think we’re a long way from cannibalism.  But what Joe has proven is that he’s not just unlucky.  Everything he touches self-destructs.  We will all suffer but what he has ensured is that when the mid-terms come and again in 2024 voters will reject Joe and his party with visceral hatred at all the misery and outrage, he has put them through.  Well done, Joe, well done.

Bezos and Doocy Agree, Biden’s a Dishonest Half-Wit

I’ve got to hand it to Biden.  Who else could force both Jeff Bezos and Peter Doocy to call you a lying moron.  Biden and his new spokes-liar, henchwoman Kareem Jean-Claude Van Dumb were trying to convince the country that runaway inflation was the result of corporations and billionaires not being charged more income tax.

“The inability of the Biden administration to both create a constructive environment for producers and a dependable, efficient supply chain to get goods to market has produced the worst inflation in 40 years…….

Biden tweeted Friday, “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”……..

Biden’s head-scratching tweet sparked a bigger reaction than the White House probably expected when one of the Democratic Party’s biggest boosters, billionaire Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post, tweeted back, “The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead.”…….

Two days later, Bezos took to Twitter again: “The administration tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy and only Manchin saved them from themselves. Inflation is a regressive tax that most hurts the least affluent. Misdirection doesn’t help the country.”

By Monday, it was the new presidential press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, in the hot seat over Biden’s tweet when Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked her how taxing corporations translates into lower inflation.

Jean-Pierre served up a classic word salad that ignored the president’s focus on taxing corporations and instead leveled her sights on the rich: “Look, we have talked about … this past year, about making sure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share, and that is important to do.” ………….

She went on, “So I think we encourage those who have done very well, especially those who care about climate change, to support a fairer tax code that doesn’t charge manufacturers, workers, cops, builders a higher percentage of their earnings than the most fortunate people in our nation, and not let that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting an existential problem, if you think about it, that is an example. To support basic collective bargaining rights as well.”……………….

Note that she avoided Doocy’s question, and for good reason — increasing taxes on business will increase the prices they charge, not lower them.”

When Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Washington Post, a Democrat rag, calls you a lying moron, well, I don’t suppose you’re gonna get much sympathy from Fox News.  Worse for the Democrats, the voters aren’t buying it this time.  A lot of Americans are sort of lazy and uninformed but not being able to buy food or even find formula for a new-born has a way of focusing the mind on who’s responsible for your misery.  I’m guessing they’ll be needing a new press secretary in a few weeks.  This one will be used up soon.  Maybe the next one should be a deaf mute or maybe an exotic dancer.  Either way it will de-emphasize the importance of the questions and answers.