Wrapping Up The Week With This n That
Is the media biased? Here’s the NYT digital story headline on the Clinton/DNC fine for the false Steele Dossier.
“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic Party will pay to settle an investigation into their funding of opposition research about Trump and Russia.”
Really hard hitting and revealing isn’t it? No doubt everyone knew instinctively that it was the Steele Dossier.
The President called it the “Putin Price Hike” again yesterday. We already know the majority of Americans don’t believe that line, but what is he going to say?
He then proceeded to attack oil companies. He said their profits are too much and the cost of a gallon had gone up a dollar in the past three months.
Mr. President, they went up over a dollar and change before that. They’ve gone up since you were elected.
I am tired of hearing him, the VP and yesterday AOC lecture business on how to run their operations. Not one of them has experience doing so. All they know is printing more money to solve issues. They have no bottom line and have never had one.
He announced that he would release a million barrels a day from the strategic reserve for six months.
Do we all feel comfortable using one third of our reserve? It’s a bad idea as I see it.
He’s going to use the money to refill the reserves when the price drops in six months. You ready to bet on that?
What will that cost? We bought low, are releasing at a high, then have to buy again at a high.
He blamed everyone yesterday but forgot someone who is in the middle of this. He needs to look in the mirror.
But he was talking to his base.
This is from Punchbowl:
“All of this action comes as a new Quinnipiac Poll shows that a plurality of Americans blame Biden for high gas prices. Forty-one percent of those who responded say the Biden administration’s economic policies are to blame for the rise in price at the pump; 39 percent of independents blame Biden. Just 24 percent of those polled say the high prices are due to the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, which has been the message coming from the White House and Hill Democrats.”
Now remember this a Quinnipiac poll. Long time readers know my feelings that they are least reliable of all.
The WSJ had this story about the President and his often misspoken words.
“Rarely have nine words caused such global consternation as President Joe Biden’s impromptu reference to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Poland Saturday. Mr. Biden’s declaration that “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power!” unsettled allies, fed Mr. Putin’s paranoia, buried the president’s intended message, and complicated an already grave situation. Mr. Biden’s blooper is only the latest in a long string of jarring misstatements. He makes them worse with his unwavering denial in the aftermath.”
The Journal got it right.
Here’s a story from The Hill, this one on the Biden Budget introduced earlier this week.
“Biden is under fire from his left for trying to increase defense spending next year when money for social and environmental programs favored by liberals remains in limbo. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may yearn to boost the non-defense side of the federal ledger.
Now take note of this. Republicans criticized his defense spending budget too; however, for a different reason. The increase is below the inflation rate so they see the proposal as a cut!!
The January 6th committee is continuing on its pace to finish work in time for the mid-terms. Interesting right?
Yesterday they had Jared Kushner, former President Trump’s son in law and top White House aide, testify for six hours. Now Kushner wasn’t even in the country that day! He was returning from Saudi Arabia and ABC News reported that he did not go back to the White House upon landing in the United States. So why was he called upon? It’s a good story.
Border Crisis? Well, if you think we have one now, wait a month. The administration is expected to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23. This was put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The border people report that this raises the possibility that more asylum-seeking migrants will come to the border at a time when flows are already high. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that about 7,100 migrants were coming daily, compared with an average of about 5,900 a day in February and on pace to match or exceed highs from last year.
This is the border they claim was broken and that they fixed.
So let’s close the week with words we say so often in any given week: