Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • one month ago • 89 comments
Link to quote: Biden says the price of gas was 'over five dollars' when he took office, data shows it was $2.39 | Fox Business
Joe Biden is trying to provide the message and democrats are out using dirty tricks.
Schumer caught on hot mic talking to Biden about the Senate race.
"The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over five dollars when I took office," Biden said. "We need to keep making that progress by having energy companies bring down the cost of a gallon of gas that reflects the cost of paying for a barrel of oil.
Biden made the comment during a speech on the CHIPS Act in Syracuse, New York .
However, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the week ending Jan. 25, 2021, shortly after Biden took office, was $2.39, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline didn't hit $5 until June 2022, which is well over a year after Biden took office."
Biden says the price of gas was 'over five dollars' when he took office, data shows it was $2.39 | Fox Business
In the meantime, a new accuser has mysteriously come forward to claim that Herschel Walker pressured her to get an abortion way back in the early 90's. Georgia is the state that democrats feel is all important in holding onto the Senate. This new accuser, like the previous one has come forward on the eve of the election. It's what we call democrat dirty work, and the stink is very familiar. A few cycles ago the Washington Post unveiled a story of underage dating involving Roy Moore as soon as he won the GOP nomination for the Alabama Senate race. That time it was the determining factor in that race. We all know what democrats did to Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
This time it looks like it won't work:
"Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was caught on a hot mic on Thursday telling President Joe Biden that things were "going downhill" in the Georgia Senate race with less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections. "The state where we're going downhill is Georgia," Schumer said of Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock's highly charged reelection bid. "It's hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker."
Hot Mic Catches Schumer Warning Biden About Herschel Walker's Chances (businessinsider.com)
And there is yet another unconscionable act:
"The Air Force will “hold accountable” whoever leaked confidential records holding private information about the sexual assault of a Republican House candidate and former officer , two GOP congressmen said Wednesday. Reps. Jim Banks and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) said in a joint statement that Air Force watchdog Lt. Gen. Stephen Davis had told them the service took “full responsibility” for the release of Jennifer-Ruth Green’s confidential personnel records to an unnamed political research firm."
“On yesterday’s [Tuesday’s] call, the Air Force took full responsibility for improperly releasing Lt. Col. Green’s confidential personnel records to an opposition research firm just weeks before the midterm election,” the congressmen said. “Lt. Gen. Davis informed us that the leaker has been identified and will be held accountable.” The document also made its way to Politico reporter Adam Wren, who published the information in an Oct. 7 profile of Green despite her pleas to keep the assault private. Politico spokesman Brad Dayspring told The Post Tuesday that the documents were “obtained by a public record request and provided to Politico by a source.”
Air Force docs on GOP candidate's assault leaked to Dem shop (nypost.com)
In case you are wondering who Jennifer-Ruth Green is, she is the Republican candidate for Indiana's 1st Congressional District.
The same candidate that the Congressional Black Caucus refuses to endorse. Instead, the organization will endorse her white male opponent, Rep. Frank Mrvan.
GDP Report: "The Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product , the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, grew by 2.6% over the last three months. The numbers show a rebound after the economy shrank in the first six months of this year." " Consumer spending grew just 1.4% over the same period."
GDP boost too little, too late to help Democrats, strategists say | Fox News
WASHINGTON—The Covid-19 pandemic that has killed millions worldwide “was most likely the result of a research-related incident” in China, and not natural transmission of a virus from animal to human, a new report by Republicans on the Senate health committee concludes. The study cites details about the early spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes Covid; the fact that no animal host has been identified nearly three years into the pandemic; and troubled biosafety procedures at labs in the Chinese city of Wuhan to buttress its conclusion.
Covid-19 ‘Most Likely’ Leaked From Lab in China, Senate GOP Report Says - WSJ
Sen Mendez is under investigation again: "Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is under federal investigation, his advisor confirmed Wednesday, seven years after the senator was previously indicted for alleged bribery and corruption—which prosecutors are reportedly now investigating him for again."
Sen. Bob Menendez Under Federal Investigation—Again (forbes.com)
Alito speaks out on devious leak: "Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Tuesday night that the leak of the draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade this year endangered the lives of justices by putting a target on their backs. “It was a great betrayal of trust by somebody, and it was a shock, because nothing like that had happened in the past, so it certainly changed the atmosphere at the court for the remainder of last term,” Alito said at an event at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation in response to a question about how the leak has affected the court. “The leak also made those of us who were thought to be in the majority in support of overruling Roe and Casey targets for assassination, because it gave people a rational reason to think they could prevent that from happening by killing one of us,” he added. The court also overturned its related 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the ruling in June."
Alito says leaked abortion opinion made conservative justices 'targets for assassination' (cnbc.com)
Musk takes control of Twitter & cleans house: “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of healthy beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” he added, saying that his vision for Twitter would counter polarization and extremism in traditional media. “That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love.”
‘I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love:’ Elon Musk drops a new statement as his Twitter takeover inches closer and says he won’t turn it into a ‘free-for-all hellscape’ (msn.com)
What Have We Learned:
On Tuesday night John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz had their only debate. Many votes had already been cast. The Fetterman campaign must have thought it would have been worse to not debate than to allow their candidate to take the stage at the last minute. Whether it is right or wrong, Fetterman will likely lose undecided votes because of that decision. As we all now know he struggled that night. He also contradicted himself on fracking. Oz on the other hand came off as well polished and in command. Most important of all, Oz avoided attacking Fetterman personally. He was able to go after Fetterman on the issues of values, crime and immigration.
Democrats and the media have tried to make the election about abortion and Donald Trump. The voters are showing that the election will be about inflation, crime and the policies of Joe Biden. In certain polls on the issues, January 6th rates nineteenth. Democrats are also learning that Hispanics can think for themselves.
For months the media constructed and floated a narrative that the GOP had questionable candidates: "election deniers" and democrats even donated about $40 Million to those very candidates in the GOP primary elections, thinking they would be easier to defeat. It now appears that all of it backfired. American voters are energized by the terrible policies of Joe Biden. We will be seeing a red wave and it will carry both far right, as well as more moderate Republicans to victory.
The Cartoon of the Week:
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple
New Twitter owner Elon Musk