The FT and the Big Stretch

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:09 AM

To speak the truth, all the people have been set agog with politics.—Edgar Allen Poe


Wednesday evening, August 23rd, 2023


Dear Friends + Interlocutors,

Instead of watching the Republican debate tonight among the “also ran's”, I’m jotting down this quick note about an editorial in the Financial Times which I received early this morning. The Title is: THE HUNT FOR HUNTER BIDEN…he should be investigated but the allegations are dwarfed by the charges against Donald Trump

Here is the strategy from what might loosely be termed the Liberal Establishment: the Biden affair is all about a troubled lone individual named Hunter Biden who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden, ex-VP and current Prez of the U.S. There is no link between Papa Joe—whom Saint Obama put in charge of Ukraine—and Hunter’s business activities in Ukraine. None. Period. If you think there is, you are a conspiracy nut.

That’s the party line, and they are determined to stick to it, come hell or high water. Has the FT investigated to determine if there is, in fact, no link? Probably not. They don’t care one way or the other. If there were a link, and the news leaked out, it might redound to the benefit of that monster, that ogre, Donald Trump. So the FT mandarins do not want to go there, or anywhere near there. I don’t blame them.

Concurrently, the reigning Democrat establishment has deliberately tied up The Donald in both federal and state courts with trumped-up charges: at last count, leading an insurrection against the USG itself, holding onto classified files, heading an organized crime conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in the state of Georgia, and not reporting a pay-off to a porn star to federal election officials in the same disputed election. 

All of this is a big stretch, of course, a stretch which the Democrats are doing because they can get away with it and because they have a dud for a candidate, to wit, Papa Joe. And if not him, then presumably his airhead VP, Cackling Kamala Harris, who is even worse than a dud. The Dems have no bench. What they have is an all-purpose punching bag named Donald Trump.

I don’t have a dog in this race—I’m writing in Senator Rand Paul—but I am happy to point out the insufferable hypocrisy of the holier-than-thou liberal and Democrat establishments in what is now a full-blown three-ring circus. If the FT had done some legwork in the Hunter Biden affair, they might have found out that Papa Joe was deeply involved with Hunter in grifting the Ukraine racket for all it was worth when Joe was in charge of Ukraine. 

Here’s the latest from law Professor Jonathan Turley: Joe Biden’s Ukraine Defense Falls Apart. The senior Biden brazenly leveraged his official position, his elected office, to derail a criminal investigation into his son’s Ukrainian cash cow. Then Joe bragged about it afterward to the high-and-mighty at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he proclaimed he was doing a good deed. Bizarre but true.

That’s corruption in my book, pure and simple. Trump may be a blowhard, a braggart, a compulsive golfer, a wild man, a womanizer, and a climate denier, among other things, but the avalanche of legal charges against him, when you closely examine them one by one, add up to a collapsed house of cards. Nonetheless, they probably will hold up in the rock-solid Democrat venues in which these charges have been filed by grandstanding prosecutors on a mission. Not to mention the hopelessly biased judges. The fix is in. The desperate Democrats will get away with it. And the circus will continue.

Patrick
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