For three years since he was elected under inauspicious circumstances, President Joe Biden has existed in a media-induced bubble. Outside of right-wing media, few negative stories have gotten out to the wider world about either President Biden or his administration. Even for a Democratic Party leader that is a strange event. It indicates a close hold on information that he and his minders have.
What’s more, it proves what the right has complained about for years: that the media is mostly sympathetic to Democrats. And, in the wake of the highly controversial presidency of Donald J. Trump, the media has basically thrown out whatever journalistic standards they purported to follow.
The Cone of Silence is Breaking?
This cone of silence that has surrounded Biden can be traced to the abject fear that the left lives in, that if they were to let up on their commitment to censorship, they just might have to compete fairly in the arena of ideas against the Right.
The left fears that their preferences for central planning, high taxes, excessive regulations, and everything else associated with those stances might not resonate as strongly with the American people as they pretend it does.
Further, the left truly fears the return of not only a Republican to the presidency but the restoration of Donald Trump to the White House.
Trump, and more widely any candidate, like Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, who aligns with the “MAGA” coalition that Trump assembled in the 2016 Presidential Election, is the equivalent of a bogeyman to the Democrats and their allies in the media. They will do whatever it takes to keep what they perceive to be the forces of darkness—neo-fascists, in their eyes—at bay.
That’s why so many well-educated leftists can look at you with a straight face and state—with extreme conviction, no less—that Joe Biden is one of the greatest presidents of the modern era (right behind FDR and LBJ).
Democrats and their allies in the media make these claims, even as two-thirds of the Democratic Party’s voters admit to the pollsters that they would prefer someone other than Joe Biden to be their party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
But like petulant children who know they’ve committed a grievous wrong; when pressed, the Democrats just cannot admit to having supported a dud and placing a truly unworthy individual in the White House in 2020.
Rather than admit to such a sad action, the Democrats will counter with the (provably false) claim that Donald Trump was such a unique case in American history that they had to do whatever it took to oust to orange ogre from power to prevent him from reenacting the Night of the Long Knives in a modern American context. Despite his braggadocios attitude, Trump’s policies were no farther to the right than any of his Republican predecessors were. In fact, Trump was probably much closer to a Nelson Rockefeller-type moderate Republican, since he had been an abortion-supporting New York Democrat for most of his adult life.
Democrat Powerbrokers Want Joe Biden Out
Something seems to have shifted, however, within the elite circles of the Democratic Party. Suddenly, what was once verboten to speak of publicly (unless you wanted to be branded a dreaded purveyor of “misinformation”), that there’s something fundamentally wrong with President Biden, is becoming the stuff of everyday chit-chat within the Democratic Party and throughout the media, both on the right and the left.
What gives? Is this the beginning of the whisper campaign that so many assumed would have already been underway from powerful Democrats to ever-so-slightly nudge the undesirable Joe Biden out of power, to make way for a younger, newer generation of Democrat presidential candidates?
It should be very strange that we’ve gotten more negative stories about Joe Biden in the last three weeks than we’ve ever gotten over the last three years. There’s something afoot here. Some powerful Democrats, in some smoke-filled backroom, just might be implementing the next phase of their plans to remain in power: pushing Joe Biden out through a pressure campaign.
Enter Gavin Newsom?
Up next, the Republican-led impeachment of Joe Biden that results from the Hunter Biden investigation … and maybe at that moment the Democrats cut ole Uncle Joe loose to save their losses and elevate a new, younger leader.
Maybe someone like the silver-tongued governor of California, Gavin Newsom?
Stay tuned for more.
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 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 occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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