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NARRATIVE ALERT: Biden’s Doomed “Bipartisan Pivot”

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By Shane Harris

President Joe Biden signs the bipartisan year-end omnibus on Thursday, December 29, 2022, in Christiansted, St. Croix.

Anxious to position the resurgent Republican Party in the House as negative, hyper-partisan, and divisive, the corporate media is already telegraphing its news narrative for the opening of the new Congress. With a near-laughable display of unanimity in its reporting – one that is beginning to rival the media’s liturgical use of “the walls are closing in” back when it was assuring the nation that President Donald Tump’s removal from office was imminent – news outlets that two years ago were lauding Joe Biden’s assertion that he would be the “most progressive” president in history are now celebrating Biden’s reinvention of himself as a great centrist icon and a hands-across-the-aisle political conciliator.

Dutifully echoing the party-line briefings of White House and Democratic Party operatives the Capitol class’s favorite house organs are hard at work. Axios is declaring “Biden’s ‘24 pivot,” while the Washington Post praises Biden’s “Bipartisan bridge, border tour” as “Biden starts to hone his 2024 pitch.” MSNBC is incredibly claiming that “Joe Biden has racked up more bipartisan victories than any president of either party in a generation.” CNN is similarly touting Biden’s plans for “bipartisan cooperation,” and Politico is reporting that the White House is “aimed at a more centrist audience.”

Accordingly, AMAC Newsline is bringing our readers the first of what will become a series of ‘Narrative Alerts’ about the latest propaganda collusions between the administration and its dutiful journalists-collaborators. This report focuses on the D.C. echo chamber’s reinvention of the newly bipartisan Biden’s stand on the border security issue, where, for the better part of two years, every action Biden took was clearly designed to increase, not decrease, illegal immigration.

Throughout his 2020 campaign, Biden promised a completely open southern border, spurring hundreds of thousands to make the dangerous journey north. Once in office, Biden issued dozens of executive orders on immigration, doing everything from stopping construction of the border wall to suspending Trump’s highly successful “Remain in Mexico” policy. Biden also proposed cutting funding for border security and fought to end the use of Title 42 to quickly expel migrants, which border officials warned would overwhelm already strained border security forces.

Unsurprisingly, the number of illegal crossings soon swelled to record highs. Along with the migrants came a surge in human trafficking, fentanyl, and other deadly drugs. Meanwhile, Biden’s top lieutenants dismissed the disaster, claiming the border was “secure.” Biden himself refused to acknowledge that there was any issue at the border, ignoring calls for him to go and see the catastrophe for himself.

He was aided in this effort by a virtual news blackout on the humanitarian disaster his policies created, even as border communities and law enforcement personnel begged for assistance and a change in policy.

Then, suddenly, just as House Republicans were wrapping up their speakership battle earlier this month, the White House decided that the border was indeed a problem. Biden delivered a rare public address from the Roosevelt Room announcing a “revised” border strategy, which in fact was a thinly disguised amnesty program. The president then made a short trip to El Paso for a brief photo op along a section of border wall, pretending that his administration was now taking the issue seriously even as his actions belied the new narrative.

Axios immediately touted Biden’s “centrist push on immigration,” while congressional Democrats – who, like Biden, had just spent the last two years actively exacerbating the crisis – lauded the president for his “leadership.”

What the glowing media reviews of Biden’s border “shift” failed to mention, however, was that it was Biden’s open-borders policies that created the crisis in the first place, and that his proposed “new” policies will in fact make the problem worse. Even in Biden’s White House address this month, which was supposed to be his “pivot” moment on immigration, he announced that the United States will accept an additional 30,000 migrants per month from four specific Latin American countries – hardly a deterrent on more illegal crossings.

By feigning interest in working across the aisle on immigration while continuing to push virtually the same slate of far-left policies, the Biden administration appears to be setting the stage to blame the House Republican majority for the crisis. After creating the narrative that Biden now cares about border security (thanks to a boost from their friends in the mainstream media) the White House will advance mass-amnesty plans under the guise of border security and claim that Republicans stymied progress.

A similar effort is underway in a number of other policy areas that are expected to drive contentious policy battles with the House GOP. Earlier this month, Biden made an appearance in Covington, Kentucky, alongside high-profile Republican figures, including Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Senator Rob Portman, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to announce funding for an upgrade of the Brent Spence Bridge, a major thoroughfare connecting Cincinnati to Kentucky. Biden again made vague references to bipartisanship, emphasizing the need to find “common ground.”

However, Biden’s pining for “common ground” is made meaningless by the fact that his administration has targeted parents who spoke up at school board meetings, discharged military personnel who declined the COVID vaccine, and repeatedly weaponized the federal government to target their political opponents. At every turn, Biden has eschewed “common ground” in favor of radicalism and division. There is no reason to believe he will stop now.

The next big moment for Biden’s attempted bipartisan pivot will be his upcoming State of the Union Address on February 7th. In the speech, we can expect more platitudes about the need to “work together” and find “common ground,” followed by more vapid media proclamations about Biden’s bipartisan bona fides. But if Biden’s stubbornly low approval ratings are any indication, most Americans won’t buy it.

Shane Harris is a writer and political consultant from Southwest Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @Shane_Harris_.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Rigged so Biden wins on this

Karen comisk
Karen comisk
1 year ago

Oh my God. He really does think Americans are stupid.

Reta Sutton
Reta Sutton
1 year ago

If Biden has dementia, is any document he signs legal?

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

He could not be worse if he tried

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

It was only going to be Bipartisan Honeymoon as long as the Republicans knelt down and kissed his Ring or other less desirable parts of his body, when only a few RINO’s did, he began his Rabid Dog Attack, like a spoiled 3rd grader, But the double standard will continue because the Dim’s have Biden in the witness protection program!
God Save America!

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

LOL!!! Biden’s bi-partisan pivot. Yeah, this is what Team Biden means by bi-partisan: Team Biden will continue to do everything exactly how they have been doing things to date. They expect the Republicans to completely capitulate to the Democrats on virtually every single issue. Thus delivering the so-called bi-partisan pivot.

As for the upcoming SOTU speech, that will also be filled with a lot of “work together” nonsense. Where Biden means the Republicans have to agree to everything the Democrats want or they are obstructionists, racists or “Ultra MAGA extremists”, whatever that means in Democrat speak. All so there can be a bi-partisan consensus on selling out the American people.

Forget what Biden says. He is just reading from prepared scripts, when he talks about unitty, bi-partisanship or work together. Concentrate instead on what he actually does. His actions represent his true intent and on that basis, he remains as deeply committed to the socialist agenda of his handlers as ever.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

Jackass Josef Biden’s ONLY UNITED in his desire TO DESTROY AMERICA! . . . What has happened to today’s Democratic Party Leadership? Why do they hate America so much? Or is it just that they love having power over the people to dominate their existence? Nothing a swinging rope couldn’t solve!

Kay
Kay
1 year ago

You have to asks why these social media and so-called journalist want to kiss puppet biden to nauseum? I sometime listen to the so-called public programming, and it is the same garbage.
If they didn’t have President Trump to bash, they would not have any news. Until the American people look for truth this country is lost. The news articles affect everyone, but you have to ask WHO LISTENS AND WHO CARES as long as biden gives away free stuff

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 year ago

Maby the senile old fart will have a heart attack and die. Kylke L.

Veteran
Veteran
1 year ago

Joe Biden isn’t the POTUS, he’s the CCP’s man in the American White House. Not the President, but the Resident! His administration’s agenda is the total and utter annihilation of our country, our Constitutional Republic, and the American people, and our way of life. Not one thing this administration has done has been to the benefit of the citizens of the United States of America. As a song’s lyrics in the 60’s, or early 70’s said they “would lie, cheat, or borrow…” to ruin America as fast as they can. As the last two elections have shown they’ve got the lie, and cheat down pat, and with $30 trillion borrowed they ought to have their place in the Guinness Book of World Records secured. Let’s hope Joseph B. doesn’t eventually get to rival his comrades’ Stalin’s, or Mao’s other records, although his continued threats against citizens of the United States to eventually use F-15s, or tanks against them seems to show his ambitions, and proclivity to aspire to just that as well. Communists are as communists do.

Loves Dogs
Loves Dogs
1 year ago

WHO CARES? These news agencies are irrelevant. Nobody watches them any more. Last poll show that only 7% of the US population was watching the fake news and that even fewer than that believe it.

George Washington's Admirer
George Washington's Admirer
1 year ago

Good article. What catches a note; ‘A above high C’; is paragraph six: “He was aided in this effort by a virtual news blackout on the humanitarian disaster his policies created, even as border communities and law enforcement personnel begged for assistance and a change in policy.” Note the importance of the term ‘virtual news blackout’. The mainstream media censors virtually anything and everything which might dampen the character of the current administration. Even news conferences most recently if they were not downright censored; (they had one of their ‘journalists’ talk over the ongoing questioning.) Suddenly, with the Biden Corvette bedded down with ‘Top Secret Files’;(that were acquired whilst he was VP- Saga?) MSNBC dug up as many peripheral irrelevant stories to sidetrack the current fiasco. Now, turn the channel to Fox News! What do ya get? There is a complete dialogue: when did he acquire said files?, where are the files deposited?, what do the files comprise and what can we expect for a viable ‘Time Line’? Senility doesn’t quite cover it all? How about Crooked? Immigration is only one of the many administration’s problems. This administration first creates the problem, then, does absolutely nothing about it, then, has a photo-op; embellished by the mainstream media; that lets you know how much they are NOT on the ball. Its a downright embarrassment to the entire world. However, it makes ‘Comedy Central’ look boring! If it wasn’t so pathetic we could laugh. So, this is what President George Washington sacrificed for? Shame on the democrats/socialists for demeaning Our Founding Fathers!

USAF VET
USAF VET
1 year ago

President Trump does provide the impetus for the liberal news media, and he cannot resist provoking them to openly advertise the absurd Biden escapades ….. which should provoke a citizenry of even marginal intelligence to see the true “big picture”. Apparently, the “marginal” element had become even more satanically driven, instead of developing intelligent introspect. It is refreshing to find an audience that recognizes reality and appears to be growing.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
1 year ago

Bat Puckey!

John Rademacher
John Rademacher
1 year ago

The only thing centrist about Joe Biden is the arrow at the tip of his tail ????

mytake
mytake
1 year ago

What a farce.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Joe Biden is a crotchety old man who has dementia and has trouble remembering who he is, what he’s doing and who he’s supposed to meet with. His policies have been a disgrace and have hamstrung American progress. He needs to be peacefully removed and put out to pasture.

Gabe hanzeli Kent wa
Gabe hanzeli Kent wa
1 year ago

Biden is a criminal, the biden inc company is a criminal organization, and garland is a criminal protecting his crime boss.

The entire Biden family and most of the current administration need to go to prison.

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

DEPORT ALL liberals AND illegals AND THE ONCE HONORABLE fbi, STAT, TO MAGA

Hal-
Hal-
1 year ago

When your voting systems falls prey to rigging, the results are disastrous or near so. Such is the election of Biden as POTUS/

max5050
max5050
1 year ago

Both parties need to pivot to the middle. Most Americans are in the middle. I’m independent and centrist like most other Americans. The extremes are not good for the USA.

james carlyle
james carlyle
1 year ago

Pravda had a corner on this until now

Kevin S
Kevin S
1 year ago

How many boxes of excrement to you need to “buy”, from Anyone in DC before you’ve had enough ??

Sharon
Sharon
1 year ago

????????????. Anything he says is a lie. He is the worst president ever it was a fraudulent election.

Wendy Bise
Wendy Bise
1 year ago

Just more Biden double speak. It’s hard to believe anyone would fall for it. I don’t believe it word out of his, or his handlers, mouth.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

I don’t trust the Democrats or the msm. Nothing but lies

Ty
Ty
1 year ago

If it looks like it and smells like it anyone, with any kind of common sense, wouldn’t have to taste it to know what it is! Let’s Go Brandon, our very own teleprompter president and anyone who beleives that he can possible mean anything he reads has got to be just as deserving of a Let’s Go Brandon as he is!

Letts Brandon
Letts Brandon
1 year ago

Bipartisan to the democrats mean a handful of CFR plants helping them destroy the sovereignty of the USA and handing the country over to the UN to be ruled by Marxists.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

CNN, MSNBC, and late night left tv is now down to an audience of less than 100.
How do they raise ad money ? Soros ? Arabella ? ( look up Arabella).

Joeb
Joeb
1 year ago

Pedo joe and the crime family need to be sitting in prison.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

I see NO EVIDENCE that the Republican Party Leadership has CORRECTED that FUTURE ELECTIONS at EVERY LEVEL won’t be STOLEN as the LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS! . . . NOW I’m afraid future Elections will be EASILY STOLEN by the Progressively Communist wannabe Democrats at ALL LEVELS, Local, State AND National!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 year ago

The government lectures us on the ecology while 5 million people crap in the Rio Grande but I could be ticketed for not picking up my dogs poo in a city park. That’s America today.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
1 year ago

Biden’s call for bipartisanship is as phony as his calls for unity during his inauguration address. when democrats call for bipartisanship and “working together”, what they really mean is the republicans have to cave, give in to democrats and support any and all democrat party policy preferences, whether the american people want them or not and whether the democrats policy preferences benefit the country or not.

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Joe Biden? BIPARTISAN?! Not in the ‘Real World’.

tika
tika
1 year ago

after 50 years a pivot would literally kill him.

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