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At last, we know

At least a few of the names of the scumsacks actually at the dysfunctional helm of the Ship Of State, now hulled, taking on water, and listing heavily to port.

Biden staff “miserable,” alarmed as pressure builds
Between the lines: Some Biden aides believe those closest to the president have created a cocoon around him that initially seemed earnestly protective, but now appears potentially deceptive in the debate’s aftermath.

  • They particularly focus on Deputy Chief of Staff Annie Tomasini, the first lady’s top adviser Anthony Bernal, and longtime aide Ashley Williams, who joined the deputy chief of staff’s office when Tomasini ascended to the role earlier this year.
  • Those close aides have many duties. But officials recall instances of them helping Biden make up for mental lapses, including prompting him to remember people he has known for a long time.
  • Such moments could be dismissed as normal lapses. But many Biden aides now wonder whether they were signs of something deeper.
  • One former Biden aide told Axios: “Annie, Ashley and Anthony create a protective bubble around POTUS. He’s staffed so closely that he’s lost all independence. POTUS relies on staff to nudge him with reminders of who he’s meeting, including former staffers and advisers who Biden should easily remember without a reminder from Annie.”

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates told Axios: “These are standard processes for any White House, regardless of president or party. The claims about these individuals — whose professionalism and character are respected across the administration — are inaccurate.”

Sorry Charlie, but I’m afraid nobody gives a tinker’s damn about their professionalism, nor how many Biden junta hacks respect them for it. Moreover, as power-drunk D卐M☭CRAT swine their piss-poor “character” is all too apparent, a matter beyond all possible debate. The real issue here is whence their presumptive authority derives, as Ed Morrissey helpfully points out.

Have readers ever heard of Annie Tomasini, Anthony Bernal, or Ashley Williams? I’ve worked in politics for over 20 years now, and only Williams’ name seems vaguely familiar. Only Bernal’s name comes up in our archives, once almost exactly two years ago and only as brief mention in someone else’s statement. Presidents hire aides to help and support their work, but those aides are supposed to work for the president, not run him.

It almost makes the sudden appearance of Hunter Biden in policy meetings look explicable. Why else would Biden have “a convicted felon” in meetings with officials? Is it to break through a cabal of aides desperately trying to keep Biden’s incapacitation under wraps?

The White House pushed back furiously on this report, but former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson practically turned this bug into a feature earlier in the week. Johnson tried to pooh-pooh any concern about Biden’s fitness at the moment or for the next four years by basically arguing that voters elect bureaucrats to run things for presidents, or something.

And there you have it: the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. These grubby termites have never been elected to a Gott damned thing, yet they imagine themselves duly entitled to arrogate Presidential authority, responsibilities, and duties to themselves nonetheless, owing to the expedient rationalization that their beloved usurper ***”pResident”*** is a mentally-incapacitated rutabaga.

Just who do these “people” think they are, anyway? And why, exactly, should Real Americans feel themselves obliged to meekly accept this sorry state of affairs, with nary a discouraging word ever to be heard? The shrieking-shitlib amen chorus neither knows nor gives a drizzling shit about what the Constitution has to say, clearly and unequivocally, about such a situation, but some of us still do. The Deep State Enemy securely entrenched in the federal bureaucracy needs to be forcefully reminded of that salient fact, by any and all means necessary, and that right soon. Back over to Ed for the Constitutional coup de main.

Is that how the Constitution works? Does Article II divide executive authority between a number of bureaus and bureaucrats, or does it invest its authority in one person — the person that states elect to the presidency?

And furthermore, the Constitution has something to say about fitness, too. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment got ratified because of the nearly disastrous fourth term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the necessity of formalizing the vice-presidential succession after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. (Previous to ratification of this amendment in 1967, VPs succeeding after a death were technically only acting presidents.) The Twenty-Fifth Amendment does not treat presidential disability or unfitness as a no-biggie because of the bureaucrats and White House staffers. In fact, it demands action to resolve presidential incapacity.

If Biden has “lost all independence” to the point where his aides and his family are making decisions and using the executive power and authority of the office of President, then the president is functionally incapacitated. That’s a much bigger deal than whether Biden runs for a second term; the question then becomes who’s running Biden’s current term.

Exactly, precisely, indubitably so. If Real Americans supinely permit this completely intolerable lawlessness to continue, then that failure of nerve and the resultant catastrophe will be entirely on us.

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6 thoughts on “At last, we know

  1. Biden was selected as the White House figurehead precisely because he’s corrupt to the core and brain dead. This didn’t just happen, it is the reason he is the P resident. Those aides are no more in charge than biden, they are just minders of the shell, nothing more.

    The real power is still hidden, obama and holder are just some of the underlings.

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  2. The drums are getting louder. Tonight, another Congressweasel, and another Senator calling for oversight hearings and some anal-probing questions about “WhoTF Is Running The Country?

    This is just getting louder and faster, and it’s only going to increase every day the WH plays dumb.

    The [R]s smell a Watergate moment, where they can drag the Democommunists behind a truck at 15MPH, indefinitely, prolonging the screams without killing the object of the exercise.

    You don’t have enough popcorn and cold drinks to watch the show that’s coming.

  3. The weird thing? I’ve talked to democrats, and they just don’t care. They’re fine with the idea of unelected bureaucrats. Just anything but OrangeManBad. The deception doesn’t bother them at all.

    1. That’s because they have nothing to lose. They don’t matter, so it doesn’t matter either.

      The Dems with something at stake, i.e. in politics or the media, have everything to lose, including political power, and they’re all collectively shitting their pants daily. Sometimes, hourly.

      And the more Emperor Poopypants claims “I’m not leaving!”, the more gasoline he throws on the fire.

  4. I got to thinking that since BHO just doesn’t have the degree of intelligence to accomplish what’s been done to our country in the past couple of years (he’s a fairly simple socialist mouthpiece) of FJB’s pResidency, just who does? who has a history of similar actions? who’s made a lot of money disrupting a government and profitting by shorting their currency?
    I keep coming up with one name, but there are probably other close associates of whom  I’m not aware: Schwartz György aka George Soros.
    Change my thinking!

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