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After His Navy And ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Confessions, What Will Biden Admit To Next? Here’s A List Of Possibilities

Two weeks after President Joe Biden acknowledged the existence of his seventh grandchild, he admitted that the Inflation Reduction Act was false advertising – both of which everybody knew already. Fresh signs of dementia? Perhaps. But it leads us to wonder what else will Biden confess. We have some suggestions.

Until a few weeks ago, Biden kept insisting that he had only six grandchildren, four of them granddaughters. In fact, he seemed to delight in pointing this out.

At a take-your-child-to-work day event this April, one of the kids asked Biden how many people lived in the White House, to which he answered by saying, apropos of nothing, that “the best part of it all, I have six grandchildren. And I’m crazy about them. And I speak to them every single day.” He even managed to name them all. At a fundraiser on May 10, Biden spouted that “I have four granddaughters. And they’re crazy about me. Every single day I text with them or speak to them.”

Then, suddenly, after years of denials, Biden decided to admit what the whole world knew – that he had a seventh grandchild, Navy, whom his drug-addled son Hunter sired but had refused to acknowledge or financially support.

It wasn’t until after New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd blasted Biden – writing that “the president can’t defend Hunter Biden on all his other messes and draw the line at accepting one little girl” – that he grudgingly issued a statement on July 28 admitting the existence of Navy.

But even this confession came wrapped in a lie, claiming that “this is not a political issue, it’s a family matter,” when it had everything to do with politics and nothing to do with the welfare of the girl.

Then last Thursday, almost exactly a year after he signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, Biden admitted to a group of donors that it was a con job all along.

“I wish I hadn’t called it that because it has less to do with reducing inflation than it does to do with dealing with providing for alternatives that generate economic growth,” Biden told donors in Park City, Utah, Thursday.

Really? Because when he was selling the massive spending plan – which passed Congress without a single Republican vote – he claimed that “experts, even some experts who have criticized my administration in the past, agree that this bill, this bill will reduce inflationary pressures on the economy.” He later boasted that it was “the single most important legislation passed in the Congress to combat inflation.”

Our take on the Inflation Reduction Act was that “it is a lie, pure and simple.”

Now, as the inflation rate appears to be creeping back up – the year-over-year rate was 3.2% in July, up from 3% in June – even the corrupt media are admitting that the Inflation Reduction Act had nothing to do with reducing inflation. AP ran a story over the weekend titled “Yes, inflation is down. No, the Inflation Reduction Act doesn’t deserve the credit.” It quotes liberal economist Jason Furman saying that “I can’t think of any mechanism by which it would have brought down inflation to date.”

So, what other things that everybody already knows to be true – but Biden steadfastly refuses to admit – can Biden come clean about?

We fear such a list would be too long for this space. But how about we start with:

Afghanistan was a disaster of Biden’s making: Nobody denies this, except Biden. The specter of that failure came up again when families of the 13 service members who died in the suicide attack at the Kabul airport testified before a congressional forum in California last week in what has been described as a heart-wrenching event.

Bidenomics is failing: Everybody knows it, which is why Biden’s approval rating on his handling of the economy is getting awfully close to single digits. Yet he’s too busy bragging about the wonders of his economic policies to notice.

He knew all about Hunter’s business dealings: Even with the corporate media blackout in place, facts are slowly emerging that despite his repeated denials Biden knew plenty about Hunter’s shady business dealings and almost certainly traded his position as then-vice president to enrich his family.

He is not fit to be president: The only person who seems to believe that Joe Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of the presidency is Joe Biden. Everyone else, including those who work in the White House and especially those “journalists” who cover Biden, know full well that he’s barely able to function.

Kamala Harris is not fit to be vice president: Biden’s reelection campaign recently described Harris as a “powerful and effective messenger.” Sure. Like when she says “As the name suggests, community banks are in the community.” Or, when she says that “present culture is the way we express how we’re feeling about the moment, and we should always find times to express how we feel about the moment.” Or … well, as Harris might put it, there are endless examples of her vapidity that stretch on without limit because there’s no end to them.

Barack Obama is calling the shots: It’s been an open secret for years that Obama is the brains behind the enfeebled Biden’s presidency. An extensive article published recently in Tablet put plenty of meat on the bones of that.

Joe, c’mon man. Tell the truth. It will set you free.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • I still remember the commander of U.S. Southern Command in 2021 (ADM Craig Faller) telling the staff how impressed he was with Ms. Harris. I imagine he threw up in his mouth a little every time he did so…but military law prohibited a more realistic assessment (Article 88 – Contempt Toward Officials):

    Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

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