If a politician does a favor for a crime boss, and the crime boss pays the politicians wife, its still bribery. If the crime boss pays the politicians crackhead son on account of the favor, its still bribery. Jeff Childers, the Coffee & Covid blog
Just as a janky investment can turn catastrophically ruinous in the finance world, Joe Biden has transmuted from an asset to a liability for the Party of Chaos as we enter the season when things get real. Just weeks ago, the phantasm in the White House could do nothing wrong, despite doing absolutely everything wrong in the thirty-two months hes haunted the Oval Office. But now, an odor of rot and sulfur trails his every bumbling misstep while his maunderings from the podium set off alarms in party HQ. What to do, indeed
As of five minutes ago, JB was still pretending to run for reelection, which, of course, was a bamboozle that only the Wokester rank-and-file, hoaxed into an epic psychotic rapture, might swallow. The presidents stage managers run a campaign committee on next-to-zero contributions, you see, but all it really does is send out millions of algo-concocted, drivel-filled emails five times a day to keep the big pretend going while the DC Blob desperately looks for a way out.
Ever since the fabled Laptop from Hell entered stage left, the un- raptured of the land have been exposed to gales of evidence that Joe Biden ran a family influence-peddling racket as veep, and that it likely has something to do with the extravagant mess spawned in Ukraine. The crude and lawless labors of the DOJ and the FBI to cover all that up have been failing lately as a harsh music of blown whistles ominously cleaves the dank night air over the Potomac swamp.
The coming House impeachment inquiry, with its extraordinary subpoena powers, can easily un-confuse these matters as Rep Comer (R-KY) goes after the Biden family bank records. The equation is pretty straightforward: Millions of dollars rattling around the coffers of Joe and Jill, and Jim and Frank, and the Biden kids and grand-kids divided by the low six-figure salaries of a senator and vice-president, times, say, the $20 to $50-million inflows of revenue (for no discernible services rendered) from Ukraine, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Gawd-knows how many other entities arguably hostile to the USAs interests through Hunter Bidens multitudinous shell companies. Its called money-laundering.
Meanwhile, mirabile dictu, Special Counsel David Weiss goosed three counts of illegal gun possession against Hunter Biden out of a federal grand jury Thursday. Somehow, a loaded garbage barge of tax evasion charges that was last seen a few weeks ago steaming into Indictment Central happened to sail off into the Bermuda Triangle and vanish from the docket. Also in question: what about that diversion agreement sneakily embedded in the plea deal that blew up a month ago in Judge Maryellen Noreikas courtroom? That little gem would have let Hunter B off the hook for any other past federal crime imputed in the many reams of evidence about Biden family moneygrubbing already made public. If the plea deal evaporated, did not the diversion agreement go up in a vapor with it? Hunters lawyers apparently say its still in force. How does that work?
More to the point, this exorbitant political psychodrama involving a criminally compromised head-of-state, who appears increasingly mentally incompetent, too, is taxing the Blobs patience, disturbing the Wokesters consensus trance, and testing the DNCs tactical playbook without any apparent good options at hand. Somebody ought to be whispering in Joe Bidens ear that his services are no longer required, the performance is over, and its time to exit, stage right. But that, of course, leaves the Blob and the DNC with Kamala Harris, the cackling empty pants-suit, now fully evolved into an historic political joke. Its not like they can even pretend to run her for president in 2024.
Nor is there any realistic way to shove her offstage for a replacement. The appointed veep switcheroo gambit shoehorning Gavin Newsom in there and then elevating him as Kamala quits looks un-sellable. Hes turned California into a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape of flash-mob thievery, car- jacking, medical lunacy, and wildfire mismanagement. The videos of California mayhem play on social media 24/7. Hed never get confirmed by Congress. And who else is there on the DNC bench? Pete Buttigieg? (Im sure
.) Hillary? Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha
! They could stuff Barack Obama back in the Constitution only prohibits a third elected term, not an appointment. Wouldnt that be a nation-ending prank? (At least he could stop pretending to not already be secretly acting president.)