If the myth about Joe Biden’s presidency is true, then the forty-sixth president should be more popular among likely voters than he presently is.
In fact, he should be running unopposed for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2024 Democratic Party Primary (which, despite what the media would have you believe, he isn’t running unopposed).
The fact of the matter is that Joe Biden is deeply unpopular.
The way the media spins things, not only is Biden the most successful, popular president in decades, but his likely Republican challenger in 2024, former President Donald J. Trump, is hated.
Yet, both Biden and Trump are equally despised by most voters. Overwhelming majorities of Americans who were polled indicated their desire to see both men opt out of running for president in 2024.
Presently, Biden and Trump are tied in a theoretical national matchup for president, each getting 43 percent of the vote.
Not only are both men deeply unpopular but both have been subject to massive legal problems, making the 2024 Presidential Election between two unpopular men who are likely both corrupt. The 2024 Election, if both Biden and Trump are their party’s respective nominees, will be a race to the bottom between both parties.
The 2024 Election won’t be about who has a better economic program or a grand strategy for U.S. foreign policy. It won’t even be about the much-ballyhooed culture wars.
The election will be about which candidate’s corruption the voters prefer.
A Special Prosecutor is Named
That’s because Attorney General Merrick Garland (I am sure begrudgingly) had to announce that he was naming a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged crimes of Hunter Biden.
The First Son is already under severe scrutiny from House Republicans for allegedly being the ringleader of a massive, international influence-peddling scheme.
But the recent breakdown in sweetheart plea deal that Garland’s DOJ attorneys offered Hunter Biden in his ongoing federal tax evasion and illegal gun possession trial was nixed by the presiding judge.
The judge scuttled the sweetheart deal because Hunter Biden’s defense lawyers and the DOJ prosecutors could not come to a consensus as to whether the deal would inoculate the First Son against only the charges in that tax evasion case or if the deal would be applied to all ongoing DOJ investigations into Hunter Biden’s alleged perfidy.
The DOJ lawyers told the presiding judge that it applied only to the tax evasion case whereas the Hunter Biden attorneys believed it applied to all active investigations into the First Son.
It is now believed that the reason Hunter Biden’s attorneys wanted the deal applied to all accusations that Hunter Biden faces is because the DOJ is investigating claims that Hunter Biden violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), when he was gallivanting around the globe, with his hat in hand, looking for massive “investments” from foreign governments to hire he and his firm, Rosemont-Seneca Partners, as consultants.
As a point of reference, FARA was used to significant effect by the Democrats in their quest to destroy former Trump White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn in 2017.
Democrats are already rallying to the Biden cause.
They’re saying that the cases that Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going through are not the same.
In the case of Trump, according to these partisans, the forty-fifth president is suspected of directly being involved in illegal activities, whether it be hush-money payments to an adult film star, attempting to unduly influence the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, or mishandling classified documents.
The Left insists that, whatever crimes Hunter Biden may have committed, his father, the president, had nothing to do with them. What’s more, Joe Biden has not been charged with anything (unlike his Republican predecessor and likely challenger this election year).
This is an unfortunate byproduct not of Joe Biden’s innocence, but of the favoritism of the Administrative State toward Biden and the Democrats.
Corruption at the Highest Levels
Indeed, there’s enough circumstantial evidence linking the forty-sixth president to his son’s alleged misdeeds to, at the very least, initiate an impeachment inquiry in the Republican-controlled House.
More to the point, if Biden were a Republican as Trump is, he’d have been impeached long ago based on the circumstantial evidence that has thus far been gathered by the House GOP investigation into Hunter Biden’s purported corruption.
The reason that President Biden has not yet been publicly implicated in his son’s supposed crimes is because, as a Democrat, Biden is given a degree of official protection that no Republican—least of all Donald Trump—would be afforded.
We know this is true because, during the 2020 Presidential Election, 51 former, high-ranking intelligence agents jointly signed a letter they knew had been written by the Biden Campaign claiming that the accusations against Hunter Biden (and, by extension, Joe Biden) were little more than “Russian disinformation”.
That has since been proven to be categorically false.
It gets scarier from a corruption perspective. According to noted former federal prosecutor (and no fan of former President Trump), Andy C. McCarthy, the Merrick Garland appointment of David Weiss as a special prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden is a “farce.”
In McCarthy’s estimation, far from being an attempt to maintain legal objectivity, the granting of special prosecutor status to DOJ employee David Weiss is a way for the Biden-controlled DOJ to maintain control over the purportedly independent investigation into Hunter Biden. As McCarthy sees it, placing a current DOJ employee, like Weiss, in the special prosecutor role negates the entire purpose of having an independent person lead the investigation into Biden.
Weiss is not independent as he is an employee of the DOJ (usually special prosecutors either come from outside the DOJ or are retired and, therefore, have no real conflicts of interest).
Of course, the Democrats are defending the Biden DOJ’s decision to appoint Weiss by claiming that Weiss was a Trump era hire.
But that’s meaningless in this case.
If you are a career DOJ lawyer, as Weiss is, then you know that, once the investigation into Hunter Biden is over, you will return to your normal duties at the DOJ. If you expect to keep your job and standing in the organization, it behooves you to not press the investigation into the Biden Family too much unless it blows back on your career.
Trump has not been afforded any such considerations in any of his ongoing cases.
Smothering Trump with Legal Woes
In the case of his New York state case involving claims that he paid hush money to Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about their alleged affair during the 2016 Presidential Election, most legal scholars believe that the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was acting outside the scope of his power to revive what many refer to as a “Zombie Case.”
Nevertheless, Trump is being dogged incessantly by these Pitbull prosecutors at both the state and federal levels.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues carrying water for Biden. In articles outlining what’s happening with the Biden investigation, the writers of these pieces make unsubstantiated claims that “the cases [against Trump and Biden] are hardly equal.”
That’s a ridiculous claim, especially since we know that going back to 2020 (and maybe earlier to when Joe Biden was vice-president) the Administrative State did everything in its power to cover-up for the Biden Family’s alleged corruption.
It really doesn’t matter, though.
New Candidates Needed
The Democrats have made their calculations that Joe Biden’s corruption will be more palatable to most independent voters over Trump’s simply because they’re clearly manipulating events behind-the-scenes in ways that the Republicans could never—and would never—do for Trump.
It’d be nice if both parties agreed to drop their likely nominees in favor of a younger cohort of candidates who did not have the kind of legal and moral baggage that both Trump and Biden clearly have. Until then, expect the race to the bottom to continue.
Whoever wins in 2024, at this rate, America loses.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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