I have written several articles on our Presidential candidate Biden and President Biden. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on Biden’s presidency.
Biden is an obvious empty puppet, in my opinion. I would wager that many on the left – maybe even the majority – know that Biden is a puppet. It’s so painfully obvious.
The man is in declining health and exhibits clear major signs of dementia. I mean no disrespect to the man’s health state. However the fact that he holds his position of office is downright alarming. And it should be!
He has seemingly great difficulty with clear thought. Speaking from a teleprompter is even difficult. Slurred words and confused sentence structure are Exhibit A. Speaking without a teleprompter beyond just a short time will be a rare thing – because he would have a very tough time convincing the rest of us that he can think, speak, and comprehend clearly without confusion.
How many times have we seen and heard his gaffs? Lots. His handlers kept him out of the spotlight during the run-up to the election. That was for good reason. They kept him in the basement so as not to alarm the gullible left.
But now he’s got the office. How are his handlers going to hide it now?
You’ve got to ask yourself a few questions…
Surely, the military / pentagon knows his condition. Though he is technically “the commander in chief”, I cannot imagine the military authority just blindly following orders of dementia joe… Right?
Biden Was Installed As A Puppet
Biden was installed. Most of us know it. He is a puppet and will do as he’s told. Signing executive orders to fulfill the agendas of his masters. He will sign all such legislation when it crosses his desk too.
Far-left controlled House, Senate, Executive (and much of Judicial) will enable a snowball effect of “transformation”.
The Big Question is… Who is pulling this puppet’s strings?
In my opinion, the executive producers of the Big Show are the globalist elites who essentially run the world. And we have been in the way of finalizing their New World Order.
The string pullers are their minions who are implementing the agendas to get the job done.
There are many players and lots of interests to satisfy. But know this… most of it is very far radical left. We are already seeing it after just a few days. We are in for a hell of a ride as this train picks up steam.
So you tell me… Who / What are some of the entities pulling the strings of Puppet Biden?
This subject is currently being hotly contested. Who is pulling the strings in the Biden Administration? I have written a couple of articles on the matter already. One is entitled “Is Susan Rice the Puppet Master?” The second article is a posting from Randy’s Musings 2, ” Who is Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s new White House chief of staff?” In neither article was I able to make a definitive argument for either individual. So in this article I am going to broaden my research and hopefully come up with a more satisfactory answer.
Guessing who would be closest to Joe Biden if he wins the presidency is the latest parlor game being played in and beyond Washington.
Fed by encouraging poll numbers, and by the liberal establishment’s quenchless thirst to replace a force they can neither fathom nor control, names of key Bidenistas are being bandied about for wielding the keys to that potential kingdom.
This insiders’ “Game of Thrones” is now honing in on campaign advisors and party VIPs considered closest to the Biden brood.
They include Steve Richetti (former Chief of Staff and Bill Clinton veteran); Anita Dunn (the ex-Obama communications powerhouse who’s married to former Obama counsel Robert Bauer); political uber-meister Mike Donilon (he and his siblings family have served in premier roles within the Clinton-Obama-Biden axis); and sister Valerie Biden Owens (she’s managed every campaign in her brother’s career).
Each are all good bets to continue playing might mighty roles in Joe Biden’s life as a part of his administration.
Add to this core a circle of pols who, by dint of position alone, could propel (or dispel) any Democratic Party presidential wannabe.
Start with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer, add a few political forces like Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and former-South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, then sprinkle in every one of Biden’s soon-to-be also-rans in his vice presidential derby (Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Stacey Abrams, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., et al.) and you can claim you’ve identified the in-crowd, the ones who will have Joe Biden’s attention.
Yes. And no.
Yes, together with Jill Biden, they will be seen as front line luminaries with front page appeal.
No, because they alone will not determine the success of “lunch bucket Joe” as much as five others, a “fearsome five” who may bear no public title but will wield outsized influence.
These five forces of nature:
—President Barack Obama (with a big assist from Michelle). Time has not dulled his ability to move the hearts and minds of the party faithful, and he can do more than any other American to legitimize his former vide president as a ruler in his own right. Obama’s reticence about giving Biden his endorsement early on will further fuel Barack’s stature as a vital validator moving forward.
—U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (AOC), the firebrand of the fired-up, will push that leftward move even harder without reservation or compromise.
With little regard for convention, and absolutely no regard for whose toes she breaks along the way, AOC will declare her $93-trillion “Green New Deal” all but non-negotiable; you’re in or you’re not. Joe Biden will be bullied to play ball here, and he will, in line with the popular bromide you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
—Former Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro may have failed to score the nomination, but he did become a champion of decriminalizing illegal immigration in defense of those who cross the border willfully and wantonly. With the growing influence of Hispanics in American politics (and for Democrat prospects) Castro will be a force to be reckoned with.
—Black Lives Matter (BLM) This movement, which at times has proved more than a match for the calamitous COVID-19 pandemic, is Biden’s greatest dream and worst nightmare. While central to his electoral fortunes, BLM is in no mood to negotiate away protest-fueled mandates like defunding the police or reparations for all.
We saw what happened recently to the Democratic mayors of Minneapolis and Portland when they appealed for some semblance of balance; now imagine Joe Biden trying to straddle the same line.
These five players share one thing in common; they want to forge a transformational tilt to the left that will not only impact our economy, health, security, and domestic tranquility but the nature of the social contract that holds us together.
Whether or not Joe Biden intends for that to happen, it’s already clear it won’t be his call.
Republicans are attacking White House chief of staff Ron Klain as “the guy behind the curtain” and “Prime Minister Klain” as they try to push back on someone they see as formidable opponent in the battle over President Biden’s agenda.
The GOP blames Klain for Biden’s refusal to negotiate the price down on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, an approach they say conflicts with Biden’s campaign pledges.
“We’ve gotten the impression from our members that have been in meetings down there that he’s kind of the guy behind the curtain,” said Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.).
Aides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have taken to describing the White House chief of staff as “Prime Minister Klain,” an effort aimed at hurting Biden.
A Republican aide said the point of focusing on Klain is to undercut public perception of Biden as a leader who is totally with it.
“It plays into the theme of Biden’s not really running the show here,” said the aide. “It plays into the theme is he’s the figurehead and jovial and needs permission from this unelected guy to make any decision.”
The aide acknowledged that Biden has a high approval rating and that the public has embraced the president’s personality, but said there’s an opening for Republicans to argue “he’s not really running the show over there, whether it’s Ron Klain or [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader Charles] Schumer” who’s really in charge.
The other prong of the GOP strategy is to put pressure on Klain to back off and perhaps give Biden more incentive to negotiate with Republicans in Congress and show what they would characterize as greater independence.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who led a group of 10 GOP senators who met with Biden at the White House earlier this month, says Biden is being penned in by Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Klain. Republicans also say Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing Biden to the left.
“The problem is that what appear to be productive talks seem to be countermanded by the Democratic leader in the Senate,” Collins told reporters.
She said Klain tried to undercut any progress Biden and GOP senators might have made at a White House meeting with GOP senators on Feb. 1.
“Ron was shaking his head in the back of the room, the whole time, which is not exactly an encouraging sign,” she said.
McConnell himself on Thursday emphasized Klain’s characterization of the Democrats’ COVID-19 relief package as the most progressive legislation in a generation to suggest the president is being moved to the left.
“The president has chosen a very progressive beginning. His chief of staff, on MSNBC yesterday, said with regard to the COVID package, the most progressive legislation in a generation,” the GOP leader said. “The president has decided not to be a centrist.”
But one ally close to the White House blasted the Republicans’ response.
“This is the political equivalent of frightfully screaming, ‘the dog ate my homework,”’ said one ally close to the White House. “The reality is they’ve made a major unforced error in opposing a rescue plan that the president repeatedly invited them to be a part of and that the majority of both economists and Republican voters themselves support.”
Other Biden allies call the attacks on Klain silly, particularly the suggestion it is he and not Biden who is in charge. They say Republicans are covering up for their own unwillingness to meet Biden halfway on COVID-19 relief and other Democratic priorities with broad popular support.
“God love Ron Klain, but Joe Biden does what Joe Biden wants to do,” one adviser said. “He certainly takes the advice and processes it. Ron is one of the best advisers the president has, but he knows what he has to do.”
Klain is seen as one of the most powerful White House chiefs of staff in recent memory and has a tight bond with Biden thanks to their long history together.
He served as chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1989 to 1992, when Biden was chairman of the committee, and later served as Biden’s vice presidential chief of staff from 2009 to 2011. Klain also assisted Biden’s speechwriters during his 1988 presidential campaign.
Thune said Republicans who have met with Biden “believe the president truly does want to work with Republicans and tends to want to govern in a way that would be a little more consultative or cooperative, in the middle, but his staff is driving him hard left.”
“I hope they correct that and that the president asserts his authority in the situation because otherwise it’s going to be hard to get any kind of legislative accomplishments that require cooperation with Republicans,” he said.
Klain has come under media scrutiny for playing a big role in the nomination of Neera Tanden as budget chief.
The Washington Post on Thursday reported, citing four senior Democratic officials, that Klain was “an ally” of Tanden’s and “a key advocate who recommended her” nomination despite a history of sharp tweets aimed at not only Republicans but some progressives in the Senate.
It’s unclear whether Tanden has 50 votes in the Senate with centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) opposed to her nomination.
Klain told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Wednesday that “we’re fighting our guts out” to get her confirmed.
A Democratic strategist close to the White House told The Hill that it’s clear in the case of Tanden that Klain “is doing what he can to get this done.”
“I think he’s Neera’s No. 1 fan in the building, there’s no question about it,” the strategist said. “The fact that she’s still in contention is 100 percent because of Ron.”
Klain said Wednesday he would find another spot for Tanden to serve in the administration if she can’t get through the Senate but, even so, declared: “We’re going to get Neera Tanden confirmed.”
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of Biden’s closest Senate allies, said Biden made it clear at this month’s meeting with GOP lawmakers that he’s the ultimate decisionmaker.
“Joe Biden is president of the United States and Ron is a very capable, very able chief of staff who has known and worked closely with President Biden for decades,” he said. “It’s important to respect the fact that it was President Biden who said ‘I want to meet in person with 10 Republican senators’ right off the bat.’ “
“What was scheduled for an hour went for two, and several of my Republican colleagues said [Biden] knew their numbers better than they did,” he said. “I disagree with and I’m going to keep pushing back on this narrative that somehow Joe Biden isn’t really the president, isn’t really in charge and other people are.”
In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday, Trump was asked who is pulling Biden’s strings. The president replied “People that you’ve never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows.”
When discussing his opponent in the upcoming election, Trump said: “I don’t even like to mention Biden because he’s not controlling anything.” He added “They control him.”
Breitbart reports: “That sounds like conspiracy theory,” Ingraham replied. “Dark shadows. What is that?”
Trump said the people controlling Biden were “people that you haven’t heard of” that were controlling the streets.
The president also hinted about an incident where a group of about seven people plotted unrest during the Republican National Convention in Washington, DC, last week.
“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend,” Trump said. “And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that. They’re on a plane.”
The president said the incident was still under investigation.
“A lot of people were on the plane to do big damage,” Trump said, adding they were being funded from “some very stupid rich people.”
“[I]f their thing ever succeeded, which it won’t, they will be thrown to the wolves like you’ve never seen before,” he said.
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has taken stock of President Joe Biden’s unprecedented flurry of executive actions as well as his policy priorities and he has come to a conclusion: Joe’s not really in charge.
Oh sure, most supporters of former President Trump knew that Biden wouldn’t be since it was obvious on a number of occasions throughout last year’s campaign cycle that the former vice president just was not in full use of his mental faculties.
But in a recent interview, Grenell talked about who he really thinks is in charge at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — and it’s not Vice President Kamala Harris.
It’s Obama sycophant (and former national security adviser) Susan Rice.
“Look, I’ve said it before but I think it’s worth repeating…she’s been given a portfolio as to domestic policy. We all know that that’s a joke,” Grenell told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.
“She doesn’t know anything about domestic policy, but she’s run the national security portfolio, she certainly has run the UN portfolio, she knows the State Department and really wanted to be the secretary of state.
“So, there’s no question that she’s running domestic and foreign policy,” Grenell continued, adding that Vice President Kamala Harris would be spending “most of her time in the Senate” serving as a tie-breaker vote in the 50-50 chamber.
“Susan Rice is extremely excited that Vice President Harris is preoccupied in the Senate, and the shadow presidency of Susan Rice is front and center, there’s no question about that,” he noted further. This is the second time this month that Grenell has made this observation. Grenell believes the Susan Rice is doing more than just advising Biden on policy.
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden claimed it wouldn’t be an Obama 3rd term if he won the presidency. It sure looks like Joe was successful in stealing the 2020 election and so far he’s packing his administration with Obama minions and is vowing to pick up where Obama left off, so shockingly, Biden is a lying sack of crap. In related news, Obama has admitted that he is the puppet master behind Biden, allowing him to serve a 3rd term.
“Knowing what you know now, do you wish you hard a 3rd term?” Obama asked himself.
He was then kind enough to answer his own question:
“If could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a front man or frontwoman, and they had an earpiece in and I was just in my basement in my sweats, looking through the stuff and I could sort of deliver the lines and somebody else was doing the talking and ceremony, I’d be fine with that,” said Obama.
He literally just described what was going on with Biden during the 2020 campaign. Biden was clearly wearing an earpiece and somebody was telling him what to say. Now we know that it was Obama the whole time.
Big picture-wise, this is Obama admitting that he’s pulling Biden’s strings and that he’s the actual president-elect, not Crazy Joe.
There is no “if” in this deal, because Biden really is planning to run his administration as a 3rd Obama term. He’s already said that he will restore all of the Obama crap Trump got rid of like the Paris Accord and the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Biden has dredged Obama Swamp to pack his administration with Obamaites and plans on picking up all of the terrible and ineffective things Obama did. This was already smelling like an Obama 3rd term and now with Obama admitting he’s Biden’s puppet-master, the foul stench is confirmed.
Democrats have spent 4 years accusing President Trump of being a dictator and shredding the Constitution, but he never once violated the separation of powers or overstepped his authority. Obama on the other hand spent 8 years wiping his butt with the Constitution by legislating from the Oval Office and ratifying treaties without Congressional approval. Now it looks like he’ll be doing it for 4 more years from the comfort of his basement, in his sweats.
Who’s Pulling the Strings – Biden, Kamala, Obama?
Joe Biden opened up a can of worms here. He is talking about a conversation he had with Barak Obama that sounds like a “deal” regarding Kamala. If this is what it sounds like it is, then Obama is the one pulling the strings behind either a Biden or Harris presidency. There is definitely something “not kosher” going on here. Will Americans just shrug it off? This is dishonesty. This is unlawful, might we even say criminal? Nothing seems right about a Biden presidency. The fraudulent votes, the fact that the potential Democratic president seems to be saying many things he shouldn’t and not saying the things that he should.
It is frightening the way the Democrats have pushed Joe Biden to be front and center while really having others make all the decisions and control what he does. He said, “I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign.” Was he aware he said that? Did he mean to?
It seems that Americans hate President Trump so much that they don’t even care who they are trying to vote in instead. They have no legitimate reason to hate Trump, aside from the fact that they don’t like his style. But in terms of his policies, they do not even know his policies. And clearly, they do not even know Joe Biden either.
What is going to be? What type of frightening future lies ahead? It is definitely not looking so bright. It looks like a future based on lies, dishonesty, and unlawfulness. And that should not be a future that any American wants.
To muddy the waters even more, have you noticed that Jill Biden is glued to her husband’s side an awful lot? Many people think she looks more like a nurse or a “handler” than a Fist Lady or a wife. And a lot of people say this closeness doesn’t have a “loving couple” type vibe. They say it feels more like she’s there for damage control.
That was the feeling many had during an interview when a reporter asked a question about Joe’s “caged kids,” and Jill jumped in to answer the question.
Perhaps we’ve had it all wrong about who is really acting as president while Joe Biden goes to bed at sundown. Most have figured that the shadow-presidency we are currently witnessing would be run by Kamala Harris. After all, she’s the vice president and she’s nakedly ambitious.
Yet, more and more, it looks like Harris is being pushed into the background while Jill Biden is really pulling the strings. Not only does she routinely act as the President’s crutch during interviews, she’s now interrupting him to articulate policy in language that makes it seem a lot like she’s in charge.
Yet, more and more, it looks like Harris is being pushed into the background while Jill Biden is really pulling the strings. Not only does she routinely act as the President’s crutch during interviews, she’s now interrupting him to articulate policy in language that makes it seem a lot like she’s in charge.
Just because I like to include everything in my articles, so the reader can make their own educated decisions, I have decided to include one more element to the mix. I was just watching Steve Hilton’s The Next Revolution on Fox News. I have to say that it is probably one of the best informational shows on TV today. On this most recent episode he was covering Biden influencers. The Richetti brothers, Steve (counselor to the President) and Jeff (Lobbyist) were discussed in particular. I am going to include several screen shots from the show.
Inside Biden’s bubble: How an insular White House has kept drama and leaks at a minimum
100 days into the Biden administration, the White House is a tight ship run by a cadre of longtime Biden loyalists. (Update 5/10/2021)
When President Joe Biden sat in one of his first Oval Office briefings to discuss the earliest acts of his presidency — impending executive actions — he brought only five people into the room.
The five: Mike Donilon, Steve Ricchetti, Bruce Reed, Ron Klain and Stef Feldman. Each had been close to Biden for at minimum a decade. Three of them had served at different points as his chief of staff.
That lifers would be with Biden in the early moments of his presidency was not a surprise. That so few of them were there was a sign of things to come.
One hundred days into the Biden administration, the White House is a tight ship defined by insularity, internal power centers and top down micromanagement — interviews with nearly two dozen people across the administration, including senior White House officials, reveal. The result is a unit that doesn’t leak (at least not that often) and that stays on script (most of the time). But it is also one where there is competition to show proximity to the boss and occasional difficulty in moving agenda items along in a timely manner.
“Everybody feels driven to get things right and do right by Joe Biden,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in an interview. “Some of that comes from the fact that there are a number of people here who have worked for him for decades. There’s a personal loyalty and a desire for him to be successful at a gut level, as Americans, but also as people who love him.”
Still, some aides complain Biden is kept in too much of a bubble, one where few people can get his ear outside of a cadre of loyalists he’s cultivated for decades. Exhaustion is setting in amid a punishing — and relentlessly serious — remote work regimen, with little opportunity for the levity breaks of past White Houses. Others concede that the heavy-handedness is mucking up the works.
Hiring remains stubbornly sluggish across the board, frustrating those in the administration.That’s in part because high-ranking Biden appointees weigh in in even some of the lowest-level hiring decisions. The top-down management style has sometimes muddled efficiency, with aides complaining that the upper echelons of power demand the most basic of decisions go through them, including advance team communications.
By and large, however, it is working. Biden has befuddled critics and pleased progressives. He’s taken myriad actions, big and small, using executive orders, the bully pulpit and Congress. He’s done it in a way so drama-free, it couldn’t be more antithetical to his predecessor. There’s little infighting or even signs of internal disagreement.
“They used to say ‘no drama Obama’ but honestly this White House is even more devoid of that,” said one White House official who also worked in the Obama administration.
“Part of Biden’s promise during the campaign was to lower the temperature and not treat the presidency like a reality show and that’s a promise he’s delivered on,” said Ben LaBolt, a former Obama official who is also close to the Biden White House. “I think here you see people who are 100 percent focused on addressing a national crisis and not professional positioning. They’re focused on results.”
LaBolt added that the experience of the people Biden put around him is paying off. “They’re technocrats who understand politics — that’s a powerful combination when it comes to government.”
At the top of the power heap is Klain, the current chief of staff whose philosophy is less about putting out fires but stopping them before they begin. He’s intensely involved in scores of issues from briefing members of Congress to schmoozing progressives to filtering vast amounts of information before he brings it to the president.
Donilon is known as “the Biden whisperer” and often one of the last people Biden consults before making major decisions. Both Reed and Ricchetti have long histories and share a deep trust with the president. Ricchetti is constantly in touch with members of Congress and outside power brokers. Feldman is a longtime policy guru who knows how Biden thinks so well, some joke she knows Biden policy positions before he does. As she had been on the campaign, senior adviser Anita Dunn is a top decision-maker and helps shape messaging. She and Klain have hammered home to staff to keep focused on two goals: Covid-19 and jobs.
Part of the edict of the heavy-handedness is to keep Biden scandal-free, with one of the perceived dangers being the president’s own kin.While Biden family members call the president to talk about sports and grandkids, they couldn’t get involved in operations or with hiring even if they wanted to. “Klain walled off the family,” one person with knowledge of the conversations said. That was a pledge Biden himself made during the 2020 campaign — saying he would erect an “absolute wall” between his presidency and his family’s business interests.
Like every White House, some fiefdoms and power centers have developed, which could kindle future clashes. There is some disappointment among allies of Cedric Richmond, for example, that his role as senior adviser in charge of public engagement hasn’t been empowered the way that they expected. They complain that some members of Biden’s longtime team haven’t truly brought Richmond, his former campaign chairman, into the fold and that he’s “an island unto himself,” as one put it.https://6b71aa03b8aba5c643eec1a4ee94801b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.
“He’s one of the people that the president turns to most often to ask his opinion. If he’s not in the room, the president will say, ‘can somebody get Cedric?’ or ‘Where’s Cedric?’ If he’s out of town, he’ll participate by phone,” said Dunn, another senior adviser to Biden. “He’s one of seven senior advisers … And so that’s definitely not an island. That’s actually like a nice group of people.”
As he was in the campaign, Richmond is in the small, more intimate strategy circle, Dunn said.
“A lot of the important stuff intersects in Cedric’s world, politics, personnel issues, a lot of it lives near the Office of Public Engagement, which he leads, and certainly the president listens to him,” said a White House official who has sat in on internal discussions. “I’ve been in the room, among the super-senior advisory team and anyone the president hasn’t known for a decade or more takes a little time to get your foot in.”
To that end, there is good and bad to Bidenworld having a storied history. The decades of staff loyalties also means decades of baked-in grievances. “But it is remarkably functional,” said one former close adviser.
“People will look for palace intrigue in every administration. What’s actually true here is the West Wing is built with people who aren’t there for themselves,” said Liz Allen, a former Biden senior campaign staffer. “This is not a staff looking to outgun each other. They’re just trying to get the job done, day in and day out.”
Even the fiercest defenders of the Biden White House concede that there are clashes among top advisers. But they describe them as sincere disagreements rather than petty knife fights.
“Biden world isn’t open turf wars,” said one person briefed on internal discussions among top advisers. “It’s more cold wars than hot wars.”
In the presidential personnel office, resumés sometimes flow to a team loosely dubbed a “cabinet of advisers” by some of those involved. It has some of the highest-ranking Biden appointees weighing in on some applications. “These very senior people have to approve – it seems like every position from very small to very big,” said a person close to the process. “There’s a gauntlet you have to go through.”
The White House, however, disputes that, saying there are thousands of jobs in the administration and high-level appointees wouldn’t have the time to get involved in too many of those decisions. An aide added that it wasn’t unusual for senior officials to review some appointees.
A spokesperson, Andrew Bates, later added: “that is absolutely false.”
Unlike former President Donald Trump, who was addicted to watching cable news, Biden is a devoted reader of the newspaper and colleagues have seen him call out for a paper copy of the New York Times to show the people he’s meeting with specific columns or editorials he found interesting.
Klain runs a process where staffers get to provide input and decisions are clear about why they were made, said a White House official. The White House chief of staff also wins plaudits among underlings for being responsive on email and sending out staff emails thanking colleagues for their work.
“He reads memos and then discusses ideas and strategy with teams,” said the official. “He is respected. People want his view. His door is open and he’s approachable.”
Jen O’Malley Dillon, former campaign manager and now deputy chief of staff, is another White House power center. O’Malley Dillon serves as the go-between on everything from signing off on Biden’s public events to handling lawmaker complaints about racial equity in the Cabinet and hiring within the administration, to dynamics between the White House and the Democratic National Committee. She makes sure even the most routine of advance team communications — on subjects like brainstorming event venues — go through her.
At 4 p.m. on Mondays, O’Malley Dillon heads up a call with chiefs of staff in the executive offices, running down White House priorities that week or detailing new initiatives.
While White House staffers are mostly happy with their jobs, some are feeling the effects of the heavy workload that confronts them every day, as the administration rolls out new policies and deals with emerging crises.
“I am so exhausted. I am crushed, but it’s also fulfilling,” said one White House official who worked in the Obama White House. “I think it’s more tiring than it was before.”
With few in-person meetings and frequent Zoom video conferences, the official said Zoom fatigue has also set in.
“It’s tiring staring at a screen and looking good in a screen,” noted the person.
Psaki said there’s a “recognition that we were coming in at a particularly difficult time. There was a lot on all of our shoulders. There’s certainly an expectation of getting things right and holding things to a high standard that’s probably the case in every White House.”
What’s not like previous administrations: Covid-19. Due to health protocols, Biden White House staffers don’t usually socialize at events like after-work drinks, which bring levity to a serious job, said another White House staffer. There’s a smaller footprint on the White House campus and some senior staff still work from home and even out of state.
The communications shop does host bagel Wednesdays and there are often jokes about the mess’ soup of the day. Obama’s bowl of apples in the Oval Office was replaced with homemade chocolate chip cookies that staffers sometimes snag and bring home.
The staffer also noted that he and his colleagues haven’t had the chance to take advantage of some White House staff perks, like using the president’s box at the Kennedy Center, dining at the White House mess (although the takeout window is heavily used), and taking friends and family on White House tours.
“Lord knows if anyone will ever feel if it’s morally appropriate to use the Melania Trump tennis pavilion,” joked the official.
I know as usual I have thrown a lot of information at you. However, I will do my best to put it all in perspective. The problem is that Biden is a blank slate, and too many people have pieces of chalk ready to write on that slate. Biden has no filter, he has lost it in the previous years. His major problem is that he has few if any moral standards. He has been a career politician and his family has become incredibly rich from his career. He basically sold his soul in the Obama administration. Hunter his only surviving son has became a mega millionaire selling his father’s name and influence. Biden’s brother is already peddling his name in his law firm. When Biden took office as president he surrounded himself with all of the Lobbyist and DC swamp that he could grab onto. These people are running the government. Below I reposted a FB posting about Warren Buffet.
You may ask how this is relevant? It is relevant because one of the first executive orders Biden signed was to stop the production of the Keystone pipeline. Why did Biden do this you may ask? Buffet was a major contributor to the Biden Campaign. Bloomberg another major contributor gave a $100 million to the Biden Campaign when he tried to buy the state of Florida for him. By the way, in case you are wondering, Trump still won it. So you can bet that Bloomberg will have some influence in the Biden administration. With 48 years of politics behind him, Biden has a lot of obligations to fulfill. That is why the Biden presidency has been a hodgepodge of disjointed actions. He has been paying back all of his IOU’s. Don’t worry I am sure he has plenty more to pay back. That is why he is also signing all these multi trillion dollar Progressive bills. Because he is is basically a human ping pong ball, his presidency has no cohesiveness. He is just trying to please too many people.
So you ask how is this answering the main question, who is pulling the strings? Well the presidency is being run by a committee. He is the one signing the bills, executive orders and checks, that is all. Everybody is having a say in the presidency. So who is the 46th president? Good question. I think that there should be an asterisk by Biden’s name.
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What Is Wrong With Jill Biden?
“FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT” By Joan Swirsky
(Mar. 19, 2021) — If this title rings a bell, it’s because it’s so similar to the title of an article I wrote exactly a year ago this month, when presidential candidate Joe Biden––visibly compromised by clear signs of cognitive failure if not downright dementia––was being sequestered in his dimly-lit basement, surrounded by leftist toadies cranking out his occasional telepromptered statements, and guarded by wife Jill, who never failed to answer questions posed to him, finish his sentences, or whisk him away from the cameras.
A STARK CONTRAST
In that article, I mentioned that my husband Steve had recently had a bad cold and that I had plied him with tea and honey and chicken soup (aka Jewish penicillin), and even insisted he try a folk remedy I was told was very effective and proved to be––smearing Vicks VapoRub on the bottoms of his feet (with socks over them) at nighttime, the better to wake up with clear nasal passages and lungs.
This is exactly what takes place millions of times a day not only across the United States but the entire world––women taking care of their husbands or partners, doing everything possible to protect them from harm or hurt.
INITIALLY GIVING JILL THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
No doubt, that was Jill Biden’s intention when she married the senator from Delaware in 1977, and raised not only the daughter they had together, but his young sons, Beau and Hunter, after the senator’s first wife and baby daughter were killed in a horrific car accident in 1972.
As the years elapsed, Senator Biden became Vice President Biden––for eight years––and the power couple Jill and Joe gained worldwide fame and huge wealth.
But before that, Jill juggled raising their three children with earning a doctoral degree in education and then teaching for years in a psychiatric hospital where her students were emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
Surely, in both her education and clinical work, she was aware of, sensitive to, knowledgeable about––and protective of––the students whose limitations rendered them incapable of higher function. Surely she became capable of detecting, even diagnosing, thought and speech disorders, dissociative thinking, and incoherent ramblings.
The following examples during Joe Biden’s campaign were sad to witness and raised the very serious question: What is wrong with Jill Biden?
- A Half-Sedated Looking Joe Biden Devolves Into Incoherence on The View
- Biden on Coronavirus: “We Have to Take Care of the Cure–That Will Make the Problem Worse No Matter What”
- Joe Biden’s Sexual Assault Accuser Breaks Silence With Graphic Allegations
That was then. But as with all deteriorating conditions, things have now gotten worse. Right up to––and beyond––the election on November 3, 2020, ole Joe:
- Told an audience he was running for the Senate.
- Asked, during a speech, “What am I doing here?”
- Referred to Doug Emhoff as “Kamala [Harris’s] wife.”
- Called the Wuhan virus the ‘Luhan virus’ and Covid-19 Covid-9.
- Said that 200 million Americans died of COVID-19 ––approximately two-thirds of our country’s population.
- And just the other day, referred to Kamala Harris as President Harris!!!
Yoo hoo, Jill!
WHERE DID THAT INSIGHT GO?
Why has Jill’s understanding, empathy, take-charge persona been missing in action when it came to protecting her clearly diminished husband from the slings and arrows of a brutal presidential contest? If Joe and Jill Biden were sitting in the office of any neurologist in America, the doctor would immediately put the candidate and now putative president on medication to alleviate his florid symptoms. (Actually, I suspect that has already been done for well over a year now, if not longer).
THE RELIGIOUS CARD
The Bidens claim they are practicing Catholics. Jill certainly must have taken her wedding vows seriously: “I, Jill Stevenson, take thee, Joseph Biden, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part…”
The cherish pledge is believable, but what happened to the “in sickness and in health” vow? Did Jill Biden really believe that it meant to “support” her clinically compromised husband in continuing the painful process of slogging it out till the November election by propping him up, ignoring the increasingly glazed and vacant look in his eyes, and witnessing his slow devolution?
Did she believe her role was to plaster on a perpetual Cheshire Cat smile before a media that collaborated with her in the “everything is great” deception, rescuing her husband when appropriate behavior failed him, and pretending that his disjointed, confused, indeed bizarre utterances somehow, magically, made sense?
Before the election and to this very day, every Joe Biden appearance has been the Emperor’s New Clothes, with the entire Democrat establishment––including CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, the NY Times, the Washington Post, et al––going along with this pitiful charade, while ignoring the fact that the American people they hold in such contempt have eyes and ears!
WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?
Jill Biden is now 69 and she and Joe are the very wealthy owners of several lavish homes and, as we know, many other sources of affluence.
By appearances, I’m guessing that Jill is also quite healthy. That is why it stretches the imagination that either she or her 78-year-old husband––who has now clearly entered the doddering stage––really wanted to spend the next four years of their lives glad-handing foreign potentates, fielding the conflicting and contentious demands of the American electorate, or generally weathering the unforgiving spotlight aimed relentlessly at the highest office in the land.
Now that the Bidens are, for the most part, secluded, isolated, essentially quarantined in the White House behind barbed-wire fencing and a preposterous military presence, the occasional sighting of Mr. Biden––like his peculiarly bug-eyed, robotic speech the other night––shows a joyless, expressionless, programmed chief executive whose only function seems to be staying vertical long enough to actualize Barack Obama’s radical agenda. The over-40 Executive Orders he has signed since the inauguration on January 20th were clearly prepared by Obama’s functionaries, most of whom have been appointed to positions of power in the Biden White House, State Department, et al.
Speaking of which, I believe that Joe Biden was selected as Barack Obama’s VP because of the inherent malleability and weakness he has displayed in nearly 50 years on the public stage. The powers-that-be who orchestrated his “election” had no doubt that they could plant any idea, policy, pet project, or corrupt scheme in Joe’s ear and trust that he would follow through unquestioningly. This trust, of course, was based on Joe’s long history of echoing––actually stealing––the words of other people described in a damning series of plagiarism scandals, as well as carrying out, in his own words, menacing threats leveled to the powers-that-be in Ukraine that resulted in the outcome he and Obama wanted.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR JILL?
I suspect that the powers-that-be, among them brainiacs like David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and especially George Soros––who appears through his massive contributions to own the Democrat Party, the Democratic National Committee, most if not all Democrat fund-raising committees, and the leftist media––got together and decided to back Joe Biden because they knew with absolute surety they could control him once in office.
And during the campaign, when it became clear to them––as it did to the rest of America and to the world––that a faltering Joe Biden would be lucky to make it over the finish line, they simply whispered in Jill’s ear:
- Stay in the game.
- We’ve rigged the election with mail-in voting––and the help of China––so it will work this time.
- We’ll take care of the judiciary––right up to the Supreme Court––so Joe (and you) are not indicted for the two massive money laundering and bribery schemes he pulled off in the Ukraine, and the other scam that helped Joe, his brother, his son Hunter, Obama and so many of his cronies make billions off China trade deals and regulatory policies, on and on.
- We’ll run the country just as we did for Obama, this time with Susan Rice or some other functionary we choose at the helm.
- Just smile and fake it till you make it to November!
Joe may never have heard these tacit threats, but if my theory is correct, you can bet that Jill heard them loud and clear and “got” the message 100%!
THE KAMALA FACTOR
That message must have nursemaid Jill running scared and contemplating with horror handing over her authority and power to a woman only a handful of people ever heard of until last year.
Whoever is running the Joe Biden show behind the scenes, it is clear that he or she or they had a hand in manipulating the first African-American woman, Kamala Harris, into the Vice Presidency-cum-Presidency of the United States of America. She whose mother is a native of India and her father Jamaican and a Marxist economics professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA––neither of them descended from Africa!
But no matter. To Democrats, who are preoccupied with race, gender and the lifelong-victim card, narrative is all––qualifications not so much.
But… mmm… now that we know of the close professional ties of Kamala’s husband to the Chinese Communist Party, maybe it wasn’t the color-gender thing that got her chosen for the VP position at all. And maybe it isn’t Obama, who most people surmise is running the show, who orchestrated this fiasco.
After reading this stunning article by esteemed author and journalist Jack Cashill, I have to agree that it is not Obama who is pulling the strings of the Biden regime.
“Although clearly immersed in leftism since childhood, even Marxism,” Cashill writes, “[Obama] never left the shallow end of the pool. As president, he proved so adept at breaking promises because he did not care deeply enough to ensure those promises were realized. What mattered more was that he be seen striking the right pose, finding the right groove, spinning the right narrative. Obama is not a serious man. Never was.”
Cashill doesn’t offer a theory of who is running the show, but my guess is that Susan Rice, Obama’s Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. National Security Advisor, is in the running––she who is worthy of an Oscar for her spectacular talent in embodying none of the qualities of sincerity, forthrightness and integrity!
WHAT ARE WE REALLY LOOKING AT?
We’re looking at “open Marxists on the verge of a complete takeover of the Democratic Party, writes Cliff Kincaid, journalist, author and director of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Accuracy in Media.
“Bolshevik Bernie Sanders,” Kincaid continues, “the lone Senate member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is poised to take over the Democratic Party, after his supporters and sympathizers engineer the ouster of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Joe Biden.”
Kincaid says that “The Congressional Progressive Caucus, a Marxist-oriented group close to The Democratic Socialists of America…includes nearly 100 members of the Democratic Party in Congress. This group is driving the Marxist agenda of Biden/Harris. It claims 234 chapters around the country, one chapter in Washington, D.C., perhaps a future state, and it grew by 500 percent in one year.”
If things go their way, they will implant their own socialist-Communist-Marxist candidates of choice through their typically honest elections, and by so doing take huge leaps toward their goal of “fundamentally transforming” America into the kind of totalitarian state they so admire. With the help, of course––already rendered––of Big Tech, the leftist media whores, academia, the [lack of] entertainment industry, the courts, et al.
But how could this be? In my decades of observing the behavior of all of the above species, it is clear that the list of those who can be bribed and threatened is endless!
Where does all this leave Jill? Certainly in a less secure place in history than Edith Wilson, whose husband Woodrow was POTUS from 1915 to 1921. Interestingly, like Jill Biden, Edith was the president’s second wife. Yet more interesting is that she literally ran the country after her husband’s stroke in 1919, whereas at this point Jill seems busy running interference for her hapless, devolving husband.
WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US?
Conservatives like me have two things in common. The first is that we look at the Big Picture, meaning a broad historical perspective. Today, there are between 75-million to eighty-million people who voted for Donald Trump and know American history––unlike today’s “woke” generation––and appreciate that we have been through bigger battles and prevailed.
Americans with grit, courage, and love for our country have been through the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, an epic Civil Rights revolution, September 11th, 2001, and eight years of Obama treachery––and emerged victorious!
Yes, there are problems to solve, all of which emanate from the de facto assisted-living facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
- An open southern border which has been breached by hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in drug cartels and others who have tested positive for Covid-19,
- The shutdown of the Keystone Pipeline, leading to the loss of thousands of jobs.
- The suppression of an investigation into the highly suspicious if not rigged 2020 presidential vote,
- The imposition of more Draconian restrictions to stem the colossal hoax of global warming,
- “Experts” looking at novel ways to deprive America’s children of yet another year of normal life and school attendance,
- The resurrection of the deadly nuclear deal with the arch terrorist state in the world, Iran,
- The attempt to rig all future elections in the U.S. to gain Democrat victories,
- The resistance to holding Anthony Fauci accountable for the countless wrong calls he has made over the past year,
- The refusal to indict (and imprison) the thugs, criminals and anarchists from Antifa and Black Lives Matter for their year-long crime spree, on and on.
Inducting Jill Biden into a National Hall of Shame for the elder abuse of her failing husband may seem to pale in light of the above problems, but there are prison cells all over our country holding those convicted of this crime. What she is doing is cruel and inhuman, plain and simple.
The second thing conservatives like me have in common is an indomitable sense of optimism, which is why we are so confident not only that these problems will be solved but that conservatism itself will return to our country with a mighty roar.