Kimberly Strassel is a member of the editorial board for the Wall Street Journal. She writes editorials, as well as the weekly “Potomac Watch,” political column, which appears on Fridays, from her base in Alaska.
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You know the job was dangerous when you’re talking for him? I have a question for me. One might even go so far as to say he’s mediocre. I guess I should salute you with a worthy adversary and all that. But the truth is, I really did he got signals for podcasts. Well, well, well, we learned an awful lot last week, didn’t we? We? Well, you know, first off, I want to observe that the biased press has been focused like a laser on the man who isn’t sitting in the Oval Office, the leading contender for president, President Trump. They still behave as if he’s making decisions. And they do this folks on purpose. They do it so they can divert attention so they can have some sort of excuse not to pay attention to all the harm being done by Democrats, in particular, Beijing Biden, who currently sits in the Oval Office. Last week, we had a rather extraordinary juxtaposition. of malfeasance, illegality surrounding those who are currently in power, would they be in the deep state where they’d be in the White House, where they’d be in the controlling interest of our government, which is the Democrat Socialist Party. And then President Trump, as you all know, President Trump had charges filed against him surrounding January 6, or he alleged that those charges would have been filed and that he was supposed to show up to a grand jury hearing. And they were supposed to decide whether or not to indict. So President Trump believed not only that he was going to be indicted, again, surrounding January 6. There was some analysis out there that indicated that President Trump may be detained pretrial detention. That was going to be the case. Some were saying that the leftist in charge of the Department of injustice were going to make to basically take President Trump off the campaign trail because Joe Biden is a nobody home meat puppet that we all know and have come to see in him. In fact, Joe Biden’s absent minded meat puppet status was confirmed last week, when he met with Israeli President Hertzog Listen, we brought Israelis and Palestinians together on a political level as i What the hell did he just say? So they can’t defend that they can’t. They can’t say that Joe Biden is a competent occupier the oval office they can say that they’ve been able to get away with with absolutely shredding the Constitution while he’s been inside the Oval Office because he has no integrity, no brains and no integrity for Beijing Biden. So the reason why Trump finds himself the primary challenger to Beijing, Biden finds himself under a third threat of a third indictment is that they will do anything and what I mean by that is individuals who do not want to see America first ever occupy the Oval Office ever again. America first agendas are not compatible with the MIT McConnell’s of this world with the John Cornyn ‘s of this world with the Beijing Biden’s of this world that Chuck tumors are the Nancy Pelosi is it’s, it can no longer be accepted that America’s government looks out for America citizens first. They’re all part of the global community now, which is not why we hired them. But that’s, that’s their mindset. So while all of this was going on, the real story was unfolding. The fact that the Department of injustice that is a symbol of our entire government, FBI, IRS, they’re all corrupt. They’re all corrupt. There was a fantastic hearing on Capitol Hill, the Republicans put on to basically get the IRS whistleblowers on record. And then an FBI special agent who corroborated everything they were saying that every single time they were investigating the Hunter Biden, IRS criminal investigation, every single time they were following a path that could have led back to Beijing Biden, the investigation was stymied and stopped, which is not proper, which is illegal. As a matter of fact, they were supposed to follow the money trail wherever it lead. But the minute that money trail was leading back to Beijing, Biden and the leader of the Democrat party, it was stopped for political reasons, not for lawful reasons. And of course, you all know about the sweetheart deal that Hunter Biden got, as a result, he lied in a federal gun form. He was writing off prostitutes. He was using shell companies, there was $17.3 million coming into the Biden’s even the grandchildren of the Biden’s What did the grandchildren of the Biden’s do for Mother Russia? We don’t know. What do they do for Ukraine? What do they do for the other countries that Joe Biden has been on the take from? What did they do that the Democrats can’t tell us? What they can do is, is obvious gate they can’t defend anything that Biden’s have done. So all they do change the subject. So during that hearing last week, folks, I’m going to play as much of representative air quotes representative summer Lee as I can stomach, she’s a Democrat socialist from Pennsylvania. And instead of addressing what the whistleblowers said, She totally dismissed them didn’t want to ask them any questions, and then went on a rant about issues that are decades maybe even over a century old. Listen to this screed. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Republicans have been invoking this term to tear system of justice a lot recently. So I want to talk about what the real two tier justice system is where black and brown people are over criminalized and over incarcerated. Yeah, by the way, these guys have nothing to do with any of that. These witnesses so she has no questions for the witnesses. She’s just using this to basically say America sucks. America is racist. I’m a democrat vote for me. I hate this country. I hate the way that I believe America is racist vote for me. And so she had no she couldn’t address the substance of what the whistleblowers were saying. So she decided that I’m not going to address it on June 20. Chairman comer claimed in a committee press release, quote, The Department of Justice as charges against President Biden’s son Hunter reveal a two tier system of justice. From this, as you see or have seen from the knock off social media site, former President Trump has also used this phrase in connection with the Hunter Biden investigation. I’d like to address the way my Republican colleagues are attempting to co op the phrase two tiered justice system. She’s going to accuse the Republicans of cultural appropriation because as you all know, folks, the the idea of two tiered justice system belongs exclusively to left wingers who bitch and moan when the laws enforced against them. So that’s what she’s doing. She’s sitting there and say, I am not going to allow you to co opt the two tier justice system, which is exactly precisely what has happened as the Democrat Party has infiltrated our once respected institutions and thoroughly corrupted them to make it sound like Trump and his cronies are somehow the victims here, when the reality is that the term two tiered system of justice is meant to refer to the very real system that exists in the United States, and which affects black and brown folks, not powerful former presidents and their political allies. The real two tiered system of justice is one in which and 2021 According to the DOJ is Bureau of Justice Statistics, the imprisonment rate for black men aged 18 and 19 was 11.6 times the rate for white males. You should see the witnesses they’re like, Okay, this is great. Okay, smoking, if you got them, folks, they’re gonna go on some sort of tangent because the idea here is to protect protect the Biden’s from all the illegal activity. We don’t to address it, we don’t want to. We have the Democrat Party has zero interest in holding other Democrats accountable for their breaches of law. They would rather make up charges against President Trump make up charges against Republicans. They’re even out there. Emmett on MSNBC is floating the idea that James Comer may be a Chinese agent because he is asking for fair and equal treatment under the law for every American citizen. This is the level of depravity we have to deal with. There’s only so much I can take from this race baiter this America hater by the name of representative summer li a Democrat, Pennsylvania, folks, she wasn’t the only one. A lot of these other people did the same thing on that committee saying racism, racism, racism, let’s divide America divide America divide America, they know it’s the only thing they can do. That’s the only thing they don’t want to do is to divide and conquer so they can hold on to power so they can continue to break the law and have the unequal application of law benefit them so they’re never held accountable for everything they’re doing to us. We expanded this conversation with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Stossel up next on the Salcedo storm podcast. And now a word from our sponsor. Are you sick of all these Medicare commercials? Well, what if you’re under 65 and need quality affordable health coverage American medical plan specializes in under 65 health insurance plans that have zero co pays at the doctor and no deductible on all outpatient services including surgeries, you pick your doctors and hospitals. There are private plans and roll anytime and they’re 30 to 60% less than Obama care if you’re paying too much for your own health insurance call American medical plans. 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Well, Chris, it is great to be back. And let me tell you, I’m down in the lower 48 right now and you guys got some heat. Do I know? Right? I hear that. That it was some it was either Phoenix or some places in Arizona. It eclipsed 110 for 19 days straight. Yeah, yeah. But to Alaska, but but it’s a dry heat, as opposed to what’s going on here in Texas, not not so much. Look, we got a lot to talk about, because here you’ve got President Trump out there saying that he’s going to be targeted for a third time and indictment. And I’m hearing from analysts who say this time they’re going to try to do pretrial confinement for President Trump. I mean, honestly, do you think they would be bold enough to go there in the middle of a presidential campaign? Well, you know what, Chris, I don’t know if anything would surprise me anymore. And that’s actually really scary. In my view on this, I said this all the way back in impeachment. If you’re going to go down the road of using that tool, you better have a charge and accusation that is so rock solid, that you can convince 90% of America that it’s real, or else it’s going to be viewed as partisan. And the same thing goes here. If you’re a prosecutor and you are going to bring unprecedented charges against a former president, you better have a case that is so overwhelmingly good that you convinced the majority of America otherwise you’re ripping the country apart. And that nonetheless seems to be what they’re doing. And and I don’t know if there’s anything that’s going to Stop them in that regard. You know, I think there’s two things at play here. And I’m, I’m jonesing to get your analysis on this. Because I think number one, they realize they’ve done some pretty shady stuff, mostly Democrats, but I believe they have a lot of Republican help. So they recognize that if this stuff comes out, and President Trump isn’t on that team that says, oh, no, I’ll protect all your secrets. You know, they recognize that his main priority coming not from the political ranks is the American people and not their own backsides. I think it’s a it’s an us or them mentality among what some would call the deep state, what I would call permanent Washington, I think there’s that aspect of it, that I also think there are those exclusively on the left, who say, You know what this is, let’s let’s like the match, we’ve been after destroying and tearing down the Constitution, tearing down the protections of the people for centuries now, since since the Constitution was passed. And now finally, we’re on that doorstep, we’re on that precipice. And we could light the match and destroy this country for our friends, Communist China. What do you think is at play here? What’s the greater influence? Well, I agree with you on the permanent Washington point. And I love that phrase, because it encompasses so much more than, as you say, the unelected bureaucracy. It’s also all the political figures who’ve made their life in Washington right there. They’ve been elected basically, since birth, and they’ll stay there until they die, and they don’t want things to get shaken up. But your point about Democrats is so important, because here’s what they have done. They have used Donald Trump as their excuse to, as you say, light the match as long as he’s their center of focus. They can make the argument that any action they take is justified to save the country from Donald Trump, and in the process this boy every standard and Norm themselves and make an argument for a political outcome that they want is very dangerous because it is putting their ideology ambitions above the well being of the country. Amen to that Kim straw still there. I guess right now, folks, Kim has written a new book called The Biden malaise how America bounces back from Joe Biden’s dismal. Repeat the Jimmy Carter years. And you know, and maybe you go into this in the book, there is a significant difference between Jimmy Carter and the Biden’s Jimmy Carter at at bottom was a Christian man and a good man he was he didn’t know what he was doing. I think that’s fair to say. But he always was we were always confident he was coming from a good place. Joe Biden is corruption incarnate. And we just learned yesterday Kim’s Drossel that, that Hunter Biden the investigation, the IRS investigation into him to whistleblowers had their testimonies corroborated by a former FBI agent. I said, Yeah, that’s exactly what happened. The minute the IRS was getting closer to a line of investigation that would have led back to Joe Biden’s corruption, they stopped it at the DOJ isn’t that the difference between Biden’s legacy and Jimmy Carter is that Biden is corrupt through and through? Well, you just nailed the central premise of the book, which is it outwardly on their faces. These two presidencies are almost eerily similar. high inflation rising energy prices, crime border disorder, a foreign policy fiascos. But the whole point of the book is to say that comparison is nonetheless unfair to Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter inherited a lot of his problems. You know, we already had high inflation, we’d had a global oil shock. And Jimmy Carter, as you say, wanted to do the right thing. He just didn’t know what he was doing. He was incompetent. He made a lot of mistakes. He made all of those situations worse, but that is entirely different. Joe Biden in hired inherited an economy that had just rounded the corner from COVID and was going to war back to life. We had low inflation, we had low energy prices, we didn’t have a crime problem. And what he did is by listening and following the marching orders of progressives, and even the advice of his going against the advice of his own advisers, he still created all of these messes. And that distinction is so important. It’s like, I won’t be able to read the book just to understand what we learned from this moment in history compared to past American history. You know, I’ve noticed something Obama did this too. And Joe Biden is the same, it’s the same people they create a mess. Like, for example, if you look at this, the economic mess created by Joe Biden inflation, okay. So gas prices because of their anti energy policies in the Biden regime, gas prices reached the highest level they have ever reached in American history. Then when they come down after the Democrats base, their policies caused the greatest amount of pain we’ve ever felt. Then when Americans recoil we stopped spending they’ve heard us so badly we pull out of the economy, and then all of a sudden prices start to drop then they want credit for for bringing prices down from the record high that they inspired to bring up to Those record highs then they want credit for they want a brownie button. Have you noticed that too? Oh, yeah. I mean, here’s the number for you, Chris 1.4%. That was the level of inflation when Biden took office. Okay. And as you said, he comes in and completely clamps down with his climate agenda, you know, immediately killing the Keystone Pipeline shutting down offshore drilling, they spend $6 trillion over a period of two years, none of which was necessary. Some of it by the way, I’m going to know with Republican help, which is unfortunate. They allow the Fed to keep interest rates low for way too long. And as you say, Oh, wow, surprise, suddenly, we’ve got huge inflation, huge gas prices, all of this. You could have seen all of us again, they were warned about. They were warned by history. You know what Joe Biden was in the Senate when Jimmy Carter made all these mistakes. He knew better, but they did it because they have they want us to be a European style socialist state. And this is was their moment of crisis to pretend that they needed to take these actions. Well, you’ll put your brought me right where I wanted to go because the oldest set of crises, the border, Jimmy Carter had to deal with, you know, some some issues at the border as well. But Joe Biden’s Joe Biden’s policies were intentional. He brings illegal immigration to record highs into the United States, we’re now estimates, say official estimates. And even though they’re not, they’re now trying to hide the numbers, six and a half million illegal aliens into this country. 1.5 plus million God aways meaning we have no idea what a million and a half people are doing in the United States why they’re here. And then and then title 42 goes away. And then miraculously, because of the efforts of Texas, and basically, of the efforts of Texas, basically, illegal immigration doesn’t get that massive surge that we are anticipating and also Mother Nature, the aforementioned triple digit heat. Then Joe Biden says, See, all of my open border policies are working there. We’re not bringing in six and a half million illegal aliens over over a two year period anymore. And we’re only bringing in one and a half million illegal aliens. And then he wants a brownie button for it. Yeah, you know, as a Book Notes, Carter actually is the only other president who had a major immigration problem. Mariel Boatlift, out of Cuba, you know, Castro, it was a huge problem, Florida was overrun by this boatlift, but again, key differences. Look, we had an immigration policy that was working under Trump. And by the way that immigration policy, many elements of it had also been placed when Barack Obama was in office. Remember, the left actually was got angry Obama over a number of his immigration policies. Joe Biden is the first president in history to casually disregard the entire notion of border security and to invite people in and to do nothing to stop it. And then as you say, he has to default. He either waits for other people to fix things, and it takes credit or he blames it on somebody else. You know, it’s Vladimir Putin this price hike. It’s so Trump policies that made this happen. I’ve never actually seen a president who less understands the notion that the buck stops here. Yeah, and you know, keep an eye keep an eye on this. This line coming out of Texas, because a bunch of led by Robert Francis, beta O’Rourke, a bunch of Democrats are accusing Governor Abbott because he’s actually put up something that they fear these buoys in the Rio Grande, that are actually stopping illegal immigration. So they’re saying, Oh, that’s terrible. You’re gonna cause people to die even though the death rate because of their policies have been skyrocketing. They really don’t care about that. They don’t care about the death of illegal aliens. They just don’t want us getting in the way of of their pro illegal immigration agenda. Kim Kim Stross was our guest, folks, and I want to talk one more aspect about the Biden malaise. That’s the name of the book how America bounces back from Joe Biden’s dismal repeat of the Jimmy Carter years. Here’s another significant difference, I think, between Jimmy Carter and a man I call Beijing Biden. Jimmy Carter is a Christian and a devout Christian and actually puts his faith where I mean, since since he left, he did more good after he left the presidency, with Habitat Habitat for Humanity. Joe Biden is a fake Catholic who espouses the exact opposite of Catholic doctrine, to the point to where he unleashed his regime, on Catholics to take Catholics out of the political debate, in particular, when it comes to the slaughter of children in the womb. Did you go over that difference in the book? I definitely go over the moral differences because look, as we were talking about Jimmy Carter, he might have messed things up, but he was always trying to come from the right place. He was a very moral man, a very Christian man. The other thing Who is it? Willie had a little bit of trouble with his brother, Billy. You know, no one would have ever thought that that man, that President or that White House was corrupt. This is a big difference. Joe Biden’s the consummate Insider. Unlike Jimmy Carter, who you know, Georgia, former peanut farmer, he has been Joe Biden has been in Washington politics since he was 29 years old, in the Senate, and in the vice president, part of that machine. And his family has been playing off of his name, we now know, probably for decades, and we don’t know how far up that goes. But that is a big difference. You know, it’s hard to believe something like that could ever come out of Carter. It’s not hard to believe it could come out of the kind of sleazy insider Biden’s family. Yeah. And we have to think about that as well, too. Wasn’t one other thing. Just want everyone who wants to read the book to remember also what came after Carter. The backlash for him was so huge. That’s how we got Ronald Reagan. And I think it’s a really important moment for conservatives right now to that they got to think about as we go ahead. Amen. Amen. And you know what, I can’t conceive of a headline, cocaine and pot found at Jimmy Carter’s White House. I really Yeah, that that that wouldn’t happen. Kim Stross Hill is her name folks at the Wall Street Journal the book the Biden malaise how America bounces back from Joe Biden’s dismal repeat of the Jimmy Carter years. It is great to visit with you come back anytime. Thank you Chris. And I can’t wait that puts a wrap on this. I’ll say it’ll storm podcast do me a favor friends pay a visit to a couple of websites. The first one, Texas scorecard.com, Texas scorecard.com. That’s where you’re going to find enterprising journalism in Texas. One of the few sources for enterprising journalism in the state of Texas. Also head on over to Chris saucedo.com That’s where you track down me on the Chris Saucedo shows on AM 700k SCV, the voice of Texas and that’s simulcast on getter and rumble. 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