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Biden Campaign Strategy—Basements and Bribery

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President Biden may not be able to win in 2024 based on his record of accomplishments, but he seems to have a plan. Spend as much time in his basement as possible while avoiding any debates. He hopes to secure enough American votes by getting people angry at Republicans for taking away entitlements he had loan debt without Congressional approval, “People think that the president of the United States has the power for [student loan] debt forgiveness. He does not.He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.” But why let reality stop you from trying anyway. Bribery just may pay enough to win in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump, commenting on Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan at the Moms for Liberty Joyful Warriors National Summit in Philadelphia, stated: “[It] would have been very unfair to the millions and millions of people who paid their debt through hard work and diligence…. We have a corrupt president. Very corrupt, but this was a way of trying to buy votes.

Thankfully, in Biden v. Nebraska, the the U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled 6-3 that the loan forgiveness plan violated the Constitution. The Congressional Budget Office had estimated that the cost for the plan would have been $400 billion, but the Wharton School estimated that the actual cost could exceed $1 trillion. In summary, the court found that Biden’s plan violated the HEROES Act, which he had used asno authority to promise in the first place.

Even Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in July of 2021, knew the president didn’t have the authority to cancel student a legal authority for taking the action. But what do you say to the 16 million of 26 million people who had applied for loan forgiveness and who were approved to receive funds that had not yet come? They’ll be hard hit when their payments must now resume. If you are Biden, do you apologize and admit you were wrong? Of course not!

President Biden blamed the Republicans who appointed the conservative justices who made the ruling and called for a “new path.” The president did not give further details but did say the plan was legally sound, based on the Higher Education Act. To ease the blow of resuming payments, Biden also announced an “on-ramp repayment program.” He encouraged all borrowers to make loan payments as scheduled but said the Department of Education would not refer borrowers to credit agencies if payments were not made.

The message is clear—those evil Republicans are making you pay, but don’t worry. I will make sure you will not experience any negative consequences if you don’t. So, vote Biden and we’ll take care of you whether we have the authority to do it or not.

Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, praised the Supreme Court decision and asserted, “Biden’s student loan bailout unfairly punished Americans who already paid off their loans, saved for college, or made a different career choice.” Loan forgiveness is not just unconstitutional; it is wrong. Every citizen should be responsible for the loans they secure. Expecting others to pay only makes sense to a president committed to buying votes by making promises he has no authority to make.

If Biden really wanted to provide for student loan relief, he has had the opportunity to sell his plan when he had a Democrat controlled Senate and House. But why try to sell a plan that you know most taxpayers don’t like and most representatives and senators would not risk supporting? Just make the promise, drag out the process, and hope disappointed students blame Republicans and vote for the big guy—our resident “Candy Man” Biden.

Thankfully, even many students disappointed by the Supreme Court decision, understand why they ruled as they did. USC Alumna Arianna Shapiro, now a law student at Loyola Law, observed, “I think that it would be nice for all students to get their loans forgiven. However, I understand why the Supreme Court voted against it because in order to forgive everyone’s debt, you need to raise taxes for everyone in America because that’s the only way to get that money.” Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Arianna.

With the delay in having to pay off their student loan, students should have been saving money for when payments would resume. Most probably spent their “savings.” I suggest that if you continue to delay paying that you start saving. His promises are false, his hopes a painful lie.

Democrats like to throw money at problems and label it “caring.” But that is hard-earned taxpayer money they are throwing. Caring for taxpayers doesn’t seem to interest them. Hopefully, by the time the next federal election rolls around, Biden’s strategy will be painfully obvious. Hollow promises funded by other people’s money should never earn you a single vote. Get angry at the right target—President Joe Biden.

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Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Speak Like a Pro, Meditations for the Trail, and The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA, Dr. Paulson has presented to such companies as IBM, 3M, Kaiser, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and associations. Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the Global Speakers Federation and the National Speakers Association. He’s been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to less than 230 speakers worldwide. Dr. Paulson is a long-time conservative Republican who has spoken to numerous Republican groups. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for townhall.com and politicrossing.com. Terry brings knowledge, tasteful humor, and a passion for conservative principles to every presentation. Dr. Paulson graduated with honors from UCLA and received his PhD in psychology and an MA in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.



 
 
 

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On a warm August evening in 1974, President Richard M. Nixon said from the Oval Office that he was resigning, becoming the first president to do so. He confessed that he no longer had “a strong enough political base in the Congress” to finish his term.

Sen. Barry Goldwater, Ariz., the 1964 GOP presidential nominee, was a respected conservative leader in a Senate whose Republican ranks were less conservative than now. In a May 1973 interview with Time magazine, Goldwater had given an early warning, “If it can be proved that he (Nixon) lied, resignation would have to be considered. It would be quick. Everything would be over, ended. It wouldn’t drag out like impeachment.”

At a regular Senate Republican Conference lunch on august 6 of 1974, Goldwater had fumed: “There are only so many lies you can take, and now there has been one too many. Nixon should get his ass out of the White House today!” When he went to see President Nixon, Goldwater confided, “There’s not more than 15 senators for you.” After that showdown, the curtain on President Nixon’s presidency came down three days later.

In this challenging time in our history when President Biden’s competency is under serious question, will Democrat leaders have the courage to do the same? With this report, more Democrats and Independents will be less inclined to vote for Biden. That may very well impact the future of many Democrat politicians whose own election could be impacted if their voting base stays home. After his Wednesday night address, the evidence that Biden is in trouble is plainly obvious.

President Biden’s poll numbers are now at an all time low. The shocking Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur report suggests that Biden should not be indicted because Biden is “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” that a jury would be unlikely to convict. The Special Counsel also noted that Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen;” he noted that such actions “present serious risks to national security.” It is clearly a risk for Biden to remain in office.

When President Biden addressed the country after the report was disclosed, he asserted that his memory was fine, and the report confirms that he was not indicted and did nothing wrong. His comments to the press questions were combative and defensive. He took no personal responsibility, blaming his staff for the faulty storage of classified documents. His message was strident and clear-Trump is guilty, and I did nothing wrong.

If he is not competent to stand trial for his actions, how can he be confident enough to remain president? It’s time for a private confrontation by Democrat leadership. If Biden does not listen, it is time to exercise the 25th amendment option to remove him from office.

It is not easy to use that 25th Amendment option. It is even more difficult with only 9 months before a critical national election. Waiting until the Democrat Convention in August leaves little time to right the ship and promote a replacement candidate.

Democrats, do your job to clean out your own house. President Biden is not competent to meet the challenges of our time. Do it now or pay the price in November. As Republicans, we hope you let Biden remain your candidate, but that is selfish. President Biden is our current leader and his decisions impact all of us and a world in turmoil. This isn’t about politics. We can’t afford even eleven more months of a mentally incompetent President.

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Claudine Gay, Ex-Harvard President, Will Strike it Rich in 2024

Gay will be a hot ticket at conferences leading up to the 2024 election.

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If she were a straight white male, Claudine Gay’s career in academia would have been completely finished weeks ago. Along with the presidents of MIT and (then) University of Pennsylvania, as a result of Gay’s anti-Semitism and her disastrous testimony before Congress in December, much of the country was in an uproar.

Pretzel Logic

Days later, when it was discovered that Gay had plagiarized or inappropriately paraphrased and lifted passages from other authors, from a variety of academic works, that would have sealed her fate. In this utterly illogical age of unreason, just the opposite of what ought to happen actually did happen. The Harvard bigwigs backed her!

Gay punched all of the intersectionality buttons: Black, gay, female, and what else you want to throw into the mix. So was she not terminated from her widely visible, high-profile position. Luckily for Harvard, she quit as president! She retains her cushy post as professor, however, at $900,000 per year. And more amazing good fortune likely is in store for her. She may well reap an income bonanza unlike most other college presidents in the U.S. or around the world.

You have to understand that Gay is actually a hero to many factions on the Left. Let’s see … she stood up to the man! She let Congress have it with both barrels. She defended her academic turf. She stuck with what she believes in. She didn’t kowtow to the U.S. pro-Israeli faction. She spoke her truth! My goodness, what a leader, what a noble soul, what a speaker we might have at our convention!

Media Darlings

A variety of questionable figures on the Left have become darlings to groups who lap up their every word. If you think this won’t happen with Ms. Gay, think again.

Unbelievably, the parents of Trayvon Martin became media darlings. Martin was a violent teenager who punched a bus driver in the face, stole money and other items at school, and was suspended from school at the time of his death. He met his fate while pounding George Zimmerman’s head into a sidewalk.

Democratic groups have celebrated the Martins ever since then. Their public appearances were considered to be special. In another minute, with a cracked skull, Zimmerman might have bled out and died, making Martin a murderer.

Honored at the DNC Convention

The parents of Michael Brown also made the rounds and were accorded celebrity status. The super-sized 18-year-old from Ferguson, MO had stolen cigars and choked a small Asian convenience store clerk just 10 minutes before he had tried to wrestle a gun away from an officer sitting in his police car.

Had Brown, whose fingerprints were all over the officer’s car, successfully taken the officer’s gun, Brown, too, might have been a murderer. At the Democrat National Convention attendees couldn’t get enough of Brown’s noble mother. Sadly, the city of Ferguson, MO, paid Brown’s family an extorted $1.5 million, largely due to fears of more mob violence.

If parents who’ve raised career criminals are celebrated, what are Claudine Gay’s prospects?

Prospects Aplenty

Presumably, she has no violent incidents in her past. Prior to her resignation as Harvard president she may have already, privately signed on with one of the top speaker’s bureaus from either in Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C. Bureaus value having partisan speakers in their lineup when they can book such individuals at large conferences and conventions. Gay will be a hot ticket leading up to the 2024 election.

She will be featured as the head liner at many conferences.

How much can she glean from such appearances? The floor is 20 to 40 thousand per outing, but 50 to 75 thousand is within reach, of which the bureau takes 25%. At that level of earnings for a speech, she could easily exceed another $900,000 by the end of the year. Will you earn $1,800,000 in the next ten years?

Knowing No Bounds

As one audience after another offers her special treatment, her already outsized, over-privileged ego will know no bounds, and all of her past sins will be long forgotten. The groups to whom she speaks will consider themselves to have done their part in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Gay’s intersectionality seals the deal, so by any measure, it’s a win-win-win (bureau, speaker, and audience) for Leftists.

To those on the Right, such developments are sickening, but we’ve come to accept that this is the world as it is currently. With all the devastation and destruction promulgated by the Biden administration, we have much bigger fish to fry.

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