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Emperor Biden – Failing Fast

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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In 1837, Hans Christian Anderson wrote a political satire, “The King’s New Clothes,” highlighting a truth seen by all but expressed by no one, until a small boy makes clear “The emperor has no clothes!” While the visual is hard to take, the same might be said about Joe Biden’s behavior. He is becoming absurd.

Beyond recent discovery of highly classified documents left unprotected in his office and home, an office underwritten by Chinese contributors who effectively covered Biden’s million-dollar salary for doing nothing – a trick he learned from his son – the president is becoming a tragic-comic figure.

After dozens and dozens of outright lies, repeated misstatements of material and checkable fact, and a general sense that he lives in his own reality, he decided last week to take public blather to a new level.

First, he called Republicans “fiscally demented” for observing the nation’s debt – more than $31 trillion dollars – is unsustainable, will bankrupt Social Security and other entitlements unless contained. He then paraded nonsense as fact, pretending fiscal responsibility, and that he has lowered inflation.

To speak as a child of truth to an emperor untethered from it, or unburdened by it, federal government spending for Fiscal Year 2022 was $6.27 trillion dollars, with total revenue of $4.9 trillion, creating a $1.38 trillion deficit. Biden’s Fiscal 2021 deficit was worse, $2.77 trillion. 

Inflation meanwhile is “500 percent higher” than it was when Biden took office, which is more than twice as devastating to the consumer as the worst of Jimmy Carter’s inflation – this from a Ways and Means Committee, which also notes Democrat spending is $10 trillion higher than projected.

Put differently, the average American family has lost $7,400 under Biden, as interest rates and inflation followed massive Democrat overspending and termination of key parts of the energy sector. Perhaps more sobering, the downstream effects of this combination include accelerating interest payments on the national debt, rising unemployment, and ricochet inflation, as wage inflation chases price inflation.

Now, adding to the tragic-comic profile of Emperor Biden, and uncourtly trailing courtiers, last week he not only shrugged off a clear criminal violation – secreting highly classified documents in a Chinese-funded office and garage of his open-door home – but took a rank shot at the 2nd Amendment.

In an unprovoked act of anger, senility, or venality, Biden declared that those – presumably including the Founding Fathers – who think an armed citizenry is important, and can dissuade an overreach government from home invasion, are nuts. He says, to beat the federal government, the citizens will need “F-15s and nuclear weapons.

Now, if I may be so bold, “why – Mr. Emperor, why – would you say such a thing?” Beyond being inflammatory, constitutionally obtuse, and legally off base – since people are allowed to protect their homes and families pursuant to the 2nd and 4th Amendments – what are you saying?

The remark was so off base, so wildly out of place, and so oddly aimed at those who own the 400 million legal firearms in this country, one has to ask – “what is up?” At a time when crime, including homicides, carjackings, and drug trafficking are at records, the border overrun, police down-funded, and women and minorities buying guns in unprecedented numbers, what was the point?

The truth is, like it or not, Biden often has no point – just a bunch of left-leaning dispositions, random recall of what may be internal White House prejudices, and a tendency to showcase mis-wired, mixed up, and inappropriately angry thoughts – a bunch of sparking synapses, which lead observers to wonder.

Funny enough, or maybe this too is tragic, one of the scholarly reviews of that old Hans Christian Anderson tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” notes that the author was pointing to a kind of collective public delusion, denial, or fear of saying the truth. At least among the President’s own party that seems to be in play.

Wrote the Anderson scholar not so long ago, the tale highlights willful – sometimes dangerous – “pluralistic ignorance,” a situation in which “no one believes, but everyone believes that everyone else believes” or “everyone is ignorant to whether the emperor has clothes on or not, but believes that everyone else is not ignorant.”

I would simplify. We all know Biden is in trouble. No one believes he is sharp as a tack mentally or emotionally. Nor do many think that anyone else believes he is firing on all cylinders. Nor are we ignorant of his obvious, recurring, accelerating loss of focus, orientation, concentration, or capacity.

In short, Biden falls embarrassingly short of what is expected of any intellectually engaged, cogent, responsible, anti-inflammatory, let alone honest, leader. We all know this. We all have the wisdom of a child on this one. The emperor has no clothes. What we do not know is where that goes.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
1 year ago

Why would we expect anything less from a committed leftist who is nothing but a liar, a blowhard, a bully, intellectually challenged and totally corrupt. Shame on those who rigged the election and foisted this crap on us. They should all be in prison ( or worse in some cases). Wake up America!

Jeri
Jeri
1 year ago

My FIL has frontal lobe dementia. He and Biden are identical in actions and behaviors. FIL is a bit more advanced in progression. If you are interested in what’s coming next…

legally present
legally present
1 year ago

From the way Hillary was NOT responsible, ie: she didn’t mean to do it, but a smashed up computer disc was just what everyone does, right??? They blamed President Trump for EVERYTHING they themselves were doing. EVERY SENATOR that is a Democrat or RINO up in 2024 MUST be voted out. Our debt is ridiculous, WHO runs their homes this way???

Dan W.
Dan W.
1 year ago

This reminds me of Howard Cosell’s call of the George Foreman/Joe Frazier fight as Frazier hit the canvas three times in the first two rounds:

DOWN GOES BIDEN, DOWN GOES BIDEN, DOWN GOES BIDEN !!

Dennis Belotti
Dennis Belotti
1 year ago

This demented puppet tyrant is destroying America by design while “We The People” stand by with our thumb firmly implanted in our backside and watch Rome burn.
We need courageous leadership to rally the masses against this madness.
Besides Abbott and DiSantis where the hell are they ??

Nora Kuester
Nora Kuester
1 year ago

I’ve been saying for ages that “The King’s New Clothes” should be mandatory reading for military types, teachers, media, et al! Thank you Mr. Charles. Where is that little boy when you need him?

Honey
Honey
1 year ago

I read this week, and I believe it is correct, that Biden, or his handlers, decided to do the Trump raid right before the election because they knew the Biden info was there and they would not be able to contain it forever. They were relieved when they were able to keep it out of the public eye until after the election. Whether it was a leftie who let it slip or someone on our side is irrelevant to my point.
I was happy the Biden stuff came out because how could they prosecute Trump when Biden has more going against him?
But I got it wrong. The singularly horrific public Trump raid was designed and carried out in advance to make it seem, once the Biden stuff was going to be aired, that “everybody does it”.
It was another leftist plot to keep things in check so that the Biden revelations could be less volatile when they were aired.
I hate the Left.

Steven Barbour
Steven Barbour
1 year ago

You write in this article as if Social Security is an entitlement. It may be considered as such, but that is money I paid into the program, the Gov’t has used my money without due consideration to me, and then they want to use that money to pay for other handouts!
Here is some entitlements….
Here is a list of 83 federal welfare programs #

Family Planning
Consolidated Health Centers
Transitional Cash and Medical Services for Refugees
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Voluntary Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit — Low Income Subsidy
Medicaid
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Breast/Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
Indian Health Service
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Additional Child Tax Credit
Earned Income Tax Credit (refundable component)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
School Breakfast Program (free/reduced price components)
National School Lunch Program (free/reduced price components)
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Early Reading First
Rural Education Achievement Program
Mathematics and Science Partnerships
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
Academic Competitiveness and Smart Grant Program
Single-Family Rural Housing Loans
Rural Rental Assistance Program
Water and Waste Disposal for Rural Communities
Public Works and Economic Development
Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Community Development Block Grants
Homeless Assistance Grants
Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Public Housing
Indian Housing Block Grants
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Weatherization Assistance Program
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Food Program Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Nutrition Program for the Elderly
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Summer Food Service Program
Indian Education
Adult Basic Education Grants to States
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Education for the Disadvantaged
Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Title I-A)
Title I Migrant Education Program
Higher Education — Institutional Aid and Developing Institutions
Federal Work-Study
Federal TRIO Programs
Federal Pell Grants
Education for Homeless Children and Youth
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP)
Child Support Enforcement
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (social services)
Community Services Block Grant
Child Care and Development Fund
Head Start HHS
Developmental Disabilities Support and Advocacy Grants
Foster Care
Adoption Assistance
Social Services Block Grant
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Legal Services Corporation
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (employment and training component)
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Activities
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Activities
Social Services and Targeted Assistance for Refugees
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (employment and training)
Foster Grandparents
Job Corps
Grants to States for Low-Income Housing in Lieu of Low-Income Housing Credit Allocations
Tax Credit Assistance Program
Older Americans Act Grants for Supportive Services and Senior Centers
Older Americans Act Family Caregiver Program
Indian Human Services

Melinda
Melinda
1 year ago

This is all true and evident. I will know that the dem politicians agree when they stop voting in lock step with his demented agenda. There must be some of them, and some republicans, that have common sense, but I could be wrong.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Clad or naked he will be in front for as long as it serves the purpose After that que sera sera

Elton Yancey
Elton Yancey
1 year ago

In regard to his 2nd.amendment crack, the Viet Cong and Taliban had no jets or nukes and they did a pretty good job against our military.I used to think our military would never go against Americans,but I wonder if that is still true.I am a Navy vet and will still defend our country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

In light of everything this man has done and screwed up and the things he does everyday does anybody seriously think that was a valid election that put him into office? He has absolutely no qualifications to do anything. As soon as they paired him with Harris, you had to know that this was a total setup. Harris didn’t even get one vote in the Democrat primaries. Biden didn’t campaign past 9:30 in the morning, and yeah he got more black votes than Obama did. The man and the party have cost the American people $7,400 each per family since he’s been in office. When will people finally say enough is enough

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

Biden now fits the literal phrase used by Marxists to denote their supporters; he’s a USEFUL IDIOT. As he is no longer useful, he will be swept aside and the next one put in his place.

Joy Jackson
Joy Jackson
1 year ago

Correction: Social Security is NOT an entitlement.

NewDay
NewDay
1 year ago

Biden remembered to lock his garage door.

Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
1 year ago

The author, RBC, uses “The Emporer’s New Clothes” as a good analogy.
If it were me I would have chosen “Weekend at Bernie’s”
🙂

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

The raid on Hunter B house for classified docks?

Mary
Mary
1 year ago

His handlers are transitioning kamela to take office. Help us God ????

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

The emperor has no brain.

Jackie
Jackie
1 year ago

I am so embarrassed every time Biden OR Harris open their mouths to sit here and listen to the ridiculous, obnoxious garbage that comes out!! Even the most unknowledgeable Democrats should be embarrassed by the man (and his cohort) they chose to lead our country for four years!!! Democrats are conniving, conspiring, colluding to keep their sheeple in the dark so they will continue to vote for them even though Democrats are deceiving not only their own voters but are trying to deceive the entire world!!! How much devastation can happen to a country in four years?? We saw the beginnings in Biden’s first week in office!!!!!

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
1 year ago

Emperor Biden is callously destroying our great country. He is not only mentally diminished, he is purposely working against the liberties and freedoms that are guaranteed by our Constitution. Biden is a perfect example of what often happens to the ethical character development of individuals who are allowed to become rich and powerful by rewarding their poor behavior. Instead of Biden being thankful for his power and good fortune, he has such a strong sense of entitlement that he is willing to destroy the lives of patriotic Americans — how disgusting.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

It is very disturbing to me that both Biden & Trump have no regrets or feel they have done anything wrong in having Classified Docs at their homes. No one is above the law & they should just admit they made a mistake & return all Docs. Cannot believe that Trump says that a VP cannot declassify docs so Biden broke the law , but President can declassify just by thinking about it. Come on, you two are and have been the Top Leader of this country & should act accordingly. Biden is not very smart as he should have noted & heeded MarLago raid & cleaned up his own house . Lastly, would like to see an explanation from each on why & what you planned to do with these Classified Docs????

Hal-
Hal-
1 year ago

I hold the entire DemocRat Party principally for the advancement of Jo(k)e Biden to ANY responsible role in National governance. Del-unaware’s promotion of his rise in state politics is/was also a pretty disgusting situation. Joe Biden is the worst functioning POTUS in US history, outdoing Jimmy Carter by a long shot. Also, a large faction of the News Media (over half IMO) has failed in its criteria of accuracy and honesty in its function for the most part.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Excellent article.

Greg E
Greg E
1 year ago

President Biden needs to stop working with republicans who are all extremists. He keeps appeasing the far right. Didn’t he learn from WWII that appeasement doesn’t work. Biden needs to listen to AOC more.

Jane Sejm
Jane Sejm
1 year ago

Are there any b-den supporters who can truthfully say he is a functional world leader not controlled by others????

Art
Art
1 year ago

Dear RBC– We know not where it goes ???? Down the toilet where the floaters go. Toby Keith should be singing in the background every day===== HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW ???????

Carol Murphy
Carol Murphy
1 year ago

I am scared for our future! Please replace joe before our country falls totally apart.

John M
John M
1 year ago

It is very sad but say good bye to the founding document’s. Especially the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

Norman Deininger
Norman Deininger
1 year ago

Well stated Sir.And thank you for your service to this great nation. ????????

Bryan
Bryan
1 year ago

For most of my life, Brussels Sprouts has been my least favorite vegetable. Now it’s Joe Biden.

BET1125
BET1125
1 year ago

For most of my life, Brussels Sprouts was the vegetable I just couldn’t stand. Now it’s Joe Biden.

DMW
DMW
1 year ago

The fact they we still have Biden as our leader fir the next two years, is horrifying! God help us all! However, technically God allowed Biden to be in this position. God is using this man for His purposes. Praying that those who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, will think seriously about It.

Harry Guzaliak
Harry Guzaliak
1 year ago

Truer words were never spoken.

Donna
Donna
1 year ago

I couldn’t have said it better myself. When are they going to impeach him and his administration?

Candace
Candace
1 year ago

It’s an interesting article. However, Biden is just a pawn. Who is really calling the orders? Also the news media has egg all over themselves for the horrendous articles and news articles supporting this sadly demented president’s (and vice president)nonsense and pure stupidity .

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 year ago

This country used to be great it takes bad leaders to bring a country down this does not look good under Biden and many up in the WH and Washington we need better leadership.

James P.
James P.
1 year ago

This Administration is purposely ruing the country. I have no doubt about it. Look at the border (a prime example). How many bad actors have entereds this country, just waiting to do damage down the road.

Lord
Lord
1 year ago

Your blessed to of voted against Biden a once in a lifetime vote that went the wrong way. Unjustified.

Jaime Garcia
Jaime Garcia
1 year ago

Latinos for TRUMP….We need a strong “AMERICA first” president to lead AMERICA through these Perilous end times. Someone NOT comprimised to our enimies CHINA, & RUSSIA. BIDEN makes JIMMY CARTER look like he was a great president…..also it’s “LATINOS”, not “LATINX”….We latinos find that term kind of Offensive……

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

biden = PURE CANCER AND IS AN ENEMY OFOUR NATION AS ARE ALL liberals

Secret Service agents rush Donald Trump off the stage.(AP: Evan Vucci)
President Joe Biden greets President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, California.(Official White House Photo by Carlos Fyfe)
President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to discuss his approval of a FEMA disaster declaration in response to the impacts of Hurricane Beryl, Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

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