Back when he was the lone moderate voice on Mediaite, Joe Concha had a brief set-to with Ethics Alarms that concluded with him writing some nice things about us. I hope he still checks in now and then. Concha’s with The Hill now, and one of the journalists who is fair to all sides while acknowledging his profession’s progressive rot.
In related but completely predictable news, the latest Rasmussen Report’s weekly White House Watch shows the President trailing Biden 44% to 47%, nearly within the margin of error, making up more than half of the alleged ten point deficit the same poll showed a little over a week ago. The significance of this is not the numbers. As I keep pointing out, polls are generally unreliable, polls this far from a Presidential are especially unreliable, and polls involving President Trump and phantom candidate Joe Biden are about as unreliable as polls can be.
Moreover, the news media has been using polls to demoralize Trump supporters, not to mention foes of open borders, speech suppression, racial and gender quotas, slavery reparations, presumption of guilt for males accused of sexual assault, government sanctioned riots, police defunding, drug legalization, the Green New Deal, manipulative news media, gun confiscation, airbrushing history, denigrating America, partisan coups, totalitarianism—you know, what the Far Left has pushed the Democratic Party into supporting, or at least pretending to.
Believing the pro-Biden polls requires a loss of faith in the American culture, just as supporting the extreme progressive agenda requires a rejection of the grand American experiment. It is a cosmic joke that a man like Donald Trump is the firewall between the United States and an ethical and civic unraveling of catastrophic proportions. But I expected the unpleasant reality to begin dawning, especially as the Democrats betray their own values by embracing the actions of the George Floyd mobs and the poison being peddled by Black Lives Matter.
And Joe can’t hide forever. I realized today, as Britney Spears’ mother filed the latest court document in the apparently endless legal battle over her cash-cow daughter’s care, that what Democrats are going to promote is a Britney Spears presidency. For years now, Spears has been treated like a living automaton, going on stage, performing her programmed songs and dance moves, earning millions, and then being returned to the custody of her conservator parents and handlers. She’s a middle-aged, shattered personality now, emotionally ill, only able to function within a narrow range, and completely under the control of others.
A Joe Biden presidency would be like that, with the shell of a man following scripts written by others. Democrats are counting on the hatred of Donald Trump to be sufficient to persuade Americans to vote for that, and the news media is apparently willing to try to help them disguise it.