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If Biden Intended To Destroy America, What Would He Be Doing Differently?

‘Deliberate and intentional. Two words you can expect Republicans to utter a lot more as they make the case that what ails America now isn’t an accident. It’s Joe Biden’s design.”

That’s how Just the News’ John Solomon characterizes the shift in tone among Republicans in the runup to the midterm elections this fall. The leftist media is sure to attack this sort of language as crazy and dangerous QAnon conspiracy talk.

But ask yourself, what would Biden be doing differently if his goal was to purposely send the country into a tailspin?

He set off a 40-decade-high inflation spiral with his $2 trillion “rescue” plan. He exacerbated supply-chain problems by paying people not to work. He threw open the borders to millions of illegal immigrants. He needlessly kept COVID mandates and restrictions in place. He worsened shortages of baby formula and spiking gasoline prices. He encouraged foreign adversaries with his disastrous Afghanistan retreat.

In every instance, Biden has said he and his top officials were “caught off guard.” In other words, his is pleading incompetence. The public has picked up on this, which is why most Americans now believe that “incompetent” is the word that best describes this president.

But incompetence doesn’t do Biden justice. In every case, Biden knew, or should have known, what would happen if he pushed his policies. Yet he did so anyway.

On inflation, even liberal economists were warning that Biden’s reckless $2 trillion “rescue” plan – which he signed after the economy had already roared back to life – would set off a ‘70s-style inflationary spiral.

“I think this is the least responsible macroeconomic policy we’ve had in the last 40 years,” is how Larry Summers described Biden’s spending plan before it became law. “There’s the real risk that macroeconomic policy will be very much destabilizing things.”

Biden ignored the guy who’d served as chief economist during the Obama-Biden administration and whom Biden has called “my good friend Larry Summers.”

So, is the inflationary spiral an example of Biden’s incompetence, or did he deliberately press ahead with his “rescue” plan knowing it would fuel price increases, perhaps in hopes that “fighting” inflation would justify still more government interventions?

How about the Afghanistan debacle that left 13 American soldiers dead and who knows how many Americans stranded under Taliban rule? Biden repeatedly claimed that nobody could have predicted how fast the Taliban would take over the country once the U.S. announced its pullout.

Except, that’s not true. Biden’s withdrawal came despite the advice of his top military commanders, who said that the U.S. should leave a force of 2,500 in the country.

“I was present when that discussion occurred, and I am confident that the president heard all the recommendations and listened to them very thoughtfully,” Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee last September.

Biden ignored these commanders and then said he didn’t remember being told that.

So, was the bloody Afghan withdrawal – which likely encouraged Putin to invade Ukraine, and China to ramp up threats against Taiwan – due to Biden’s incompetence, or was it an intentional effort to weaken America’s standing in the world?

On the baby formula shortage, Biden again pleaded ignorance. Nobody told him until April that chronic shortages were threatening the lives of newborns, he said.

That, too, is a lie. There were a multitude of articles published in the months before about the growing shortages, and industry officials warned the White House back in February that shutting down a major baby formula production facility would be disastrous.

“I almost couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” one Democratic strategist told Yahoo News. “He has to show that he’s on top of these situations.”

And then, in the middle of this crisis, the Biden administration decided to ship pallets of baby formula to the border to make sure that illegal immigrants held in border detention facilities were well cared for.

Again, we ask, incompetence or something more nefarious?

Speaking of the border, the press has been dutifully reporting, as CNN did in March 2021, that “the border problem caught the Biden team off guard.” But that’s not true, either. Plenty of people were sounding the alarm that Biden’s open border talk would generate a flood of illegal immigrants.

But any suggestion that throwing the borders open was politically motivated, that it was part of the left’s plan to import vast numbers of future Democratic voters, is immediately attacked as racist “Great Replacement” nonsense, the kind that supposedly prompted Peyton Gendron to kill 10 people in Buffalo, N.Y.

But is it a baseless conspiracy? Democrats have barely hidden their desire to turn millions of government-dependent illegal immigrants into voting citizens by granting them amnesty. Letting millions more pour over the border now will only make amnesty that much sweeter down the road.

Don’t believe it? Here’s what the liberal Politico news site reported in 2013 about a bill that would have “reformed” immigration by, among other things, granting amnesty to 11 million illegals said to be in the country at the time.

“The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more – pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.”

So was the Biden border crisis another surprise, or was it intentional?

How about spiraling gasoline prices, yet another area where Biden has been supposedly caught unaware, but that his policies regarding fossil fuels helped spur? Biden keeps claiming to be working on a solution, such as by releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move he repeatedly insists will ease pain at the pump.

But an analysis of oil prices and gasoline prices shows that they reached new highs shortly after each release.

In this case, Biden gave the game away, telling a Japanese audience that skyrocketing energy prices are part of the plan to force the nation off fossil fuels.

“When it comes to the gas prices,” he said while visiting Tokyo, “we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels.”

So how much of a stretch is it, exactly, to believe that all these other crises are part of Biden’s (or his handlers’) plan to “transition” the country into some sort of socialist Nirvana?

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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14 comments

  • You make a compelling case for something well beyond mere incompetence. However, unless it has been an act these past 50 years, Sleepy Joe has never, ever, been the sharpest knife in the drawer. (My private name for him is “Ronald McBiden”, BTW; the associated image should come easily to mind.)

    So, if the damage being done is deliberate and Ronald McBiden really is incapable of such planning, you have to ask just who’s behind the curtain, pulling his (and Harris’!) strings? I leave you to your own conclusions, but suggest you look at the fingerprints.

  • Go deeper. Biden is merely a planted pawn that someone is manipulating according to a master scheme. Finding, fully exposing — and attacking, that entity will help solve the dilemma.

  • He wouldn’t be doing anything differently because he is trying to destroy America under the direction of the CCP.

    This pseudo-president is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Chinese Communist Party, and the sooner people wake up to that fact the sooner appropriate actions can be taken.

  • You failed to mention the $45+ billion we have piddled away in Ukraine. From returning mercenaries we know that the expensive munitions have, for example, reached front line units sometimes without proper equipment to trigger them. This is a sure sign of incompetence.

    When a peace process ends this cruel conflict how will the Administration explain expending all that money, and all those Ukrainian lives to have Russia now in possession of just what it wanted in the first place? Where will all the unspent munitions end up? And won’t adversaries be encouraged by its outcome for more adventures?

  • Biden is merely a figurehead serving Obama’s Third…the administration is peppered with Obama Loyalists! JB does as he is told…to the Best of his ability!

  • President Biden is a loud and forgetful fellow. His disability is not alone a consequence of advancing age, as he has a long history of saying things that are untrue. Mainstream media usually covers for him, but the bright focus on the presidency has left the big fella more vulnerable than usual. While the White House propaganda office is a usually smooth-talking intermediary between his confusing statements and the Svengali of the day’s version of the truth, their continuing attempts to clean up the White House stable are proving laughable. Even the president has noticed how his spokespeople contradict him.

    But the failings of this administration are not those of Slow Joe alone, for he agreed to put a cabinet in place that is the worst in my lifetime. Treasury, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Interior and Energy are all incompetent. In addition, the political physiognomy of this government has been wrenched into a ridiculous rendition of proletarian consciousness, utilizing all manner of foolish and foolhardy tributes to identity politics and minority class struggle to render radical social change. Policing thought is just the latest in a compilation of the absurd, all to transform the laissez faire melting pot of American tradition, a workable universality, into an unworkable farrago of particularities. It is time for guilt-ridden virtue-signalers to cease handwringing and begin recognizing what is real.

    I don’t think that this is an intentional effort to waylay our country, but it is a close facsimile. To paraphrase Winston Churchill about Clement Atlee, his Labour Party opponent: An empty cab drove up to the White House and Joe Biden stepped out.

  • So the real question is, if POTUS is intentionally attempting to harm USA and since impeachment is not currently an option in this hyperpolitical climate, what can be done to stop him?

  • Incompetence is the hiding place of those who are malevolent. They don’t like getting caught so any shield will do.

  • Biden has no idea what’s going on. Whoever is running the Executive Branch – and you can bet it isn’t Biden – of course wants to destroy America. Whether it is Obama or Soros, America always has been their enemy. Why else keep the real executive(s) secret?

  • I have often asked this question.

    Planned or Incompetence?

    It does not take a wild leap to think that this was all planned and executed with near perfection. The only thing that keeps me from going down that route. This is killing the Dems in the polls. While you would be correct to think that the Dems would engage in cheating again, this time people will be watching like a hawk.

    If the Dems get totally blown up in November as they should. Then what we have is total incompetency at play. If the Dems survive November with treachery at the polls. Then we know this was all done by design.

    SOAP BOX – Freedom of Speech
    BALLOT BOX – Voting system
    JURY BOX – Courts
    AMMO BOX – The last box to be opened and a Pandora’s Box it is indeed

    If that happens, which box will people go to?

  • You make a very good case for Biden (or more likely Ron Klain) doing what they think is best for progressive utopia, regardless of the will of the people (and the objective good of the country).
    We should also mention Build Back Better and its 6T price tag. If 2T did such havoc to the economy, just imagine what 6T would have done, if not for Manchin and Sinema not falling in line.

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