Trump Ready To Run
Former President Donald Trump offered the clearest signal yet that he intends to run for president in 2024. In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump said this:
“Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. . . I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after [the midterms] . . .
“I just think that there are certain assets to before. . . I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register. . . People want me to run.”
And looking at the polls, Trump is right. He leads 2024 primary polls with an average of 53% of the vote. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is his closest competitor at 20%, while no other candidate reaches double digits.
In stark contrast, most Democrats don’t want Joe Biden to run again.
Biden’s Failed Foreign Policy
As Joe Biden continues his disastrous Middle East trip, I am reminded of the quip by Barack Obama’s former defense secretary, Robert Gates: “[Joe Biden’s] been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
With each passing day, it is increasingly evident that America has no coherent foreign policy under this administration. None of it is consistent with any other part or aspect.
The only thing you can say is that it appears to be stuck 30 years in the past when Joe Biden was in his prime, and that in every way today it is hurting America and putting our interests and those of our allies last. This morning was a perfect example.
President Biden stood next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is now in his 17th year of his four-year term. (Since taking office in 2005, Abbas has refused to call for new elections because he knows he will be defeated by even more radical Palestinian leaders.)
During their joint press conference, Biden said:
“As I stand with you today, now as president of the United States, my commitment to that goal of a two-state solution has not changed in all these years. Two states along the 1967 lines . . . remain the best way to achieve equal measure of security, prosperity, freedom, and democracy for the Palestinians as well as Israelis.”
Those 1967 borders are generally referred to by most Israelis as “suicide borders.” They shrink the country to a few miles in width. There is not a political party left or right in Israel (except for the Arab parties) that supports taking the Jewish state back to the 1967 borders.
Moreover, Mahmoud Abbas is in no position to negotiate anything. His approval rating (23%) is worse than Joe Biden’s, and 77% of Palestinians want him to resign.
Most significantly, there’s no evidence that the Palestinians are interested in a two-state solution – 69% of Palestinians oppose the idea of two-states living side-by-side in peace. They want one state in which they are the dominant majority, and in which Israel – the only Jewish state in the entire world – no longer exists.
The world Joe Biden lives in increasingly bears no resemblance to reality.
I was struck by the irony of other statements Biden made during his remarks with Mahmoud Abbas. For example:
- Biden said this: “Every person has a right to be treated with dignity.” I agree, but Biden clearly does not believe that. At this very moment, his administration is working nonstop (here and here) to ensure that the little person in the womb is destroyed before she can take her first breath.
- While Biden talked at length about the death of a Palestinian journalist, there was no condemnation from the president of Palestinian terrorism against innocent Israelis. And his administration is working nonstop to label normal conservative opposition to his radical agenda as “domestic terrorism.”
- Biden announced that he was giving another $200 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), so it can “continue its vital work of helping the most vulnerable Palestinians, especially Palestinian children.” There’s only one problem: UNRWA is a corrupt, anti-Israel organization that is poisoning the minds of Palestinian children with bigotry and hate.
Next Stop: Jeddah
One of the main goals of Biden’s trip is selling a new Iranian nuclear deal to Israel and Saudi Arabia. I don’t think he succeeded in Israel, and I doubt the Saudis are interested either.
Such a deal is the height of insanity. The world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism cannot and should not be trusted. Any regime that chants “Death to America! Death to Israel!” cannot and should not be trusted.
But putting those fundamental points aside, just consider the basic framework of the deal:
- The Iranians are being offered hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
- They would still be permitted to continue enriching uranium – of course, for their “peaceful nuclear energy program.”
- And the enriched uranium they have left over would be sent to – wait for it – Russia for safe keeping.
Let’s think about this for a moment.
- Putin is the reason, so we’re told, that you’re suffering economically at the gas pump. It’s a lie, but that’s Biden’s lie and he’s sticking to it.
- But we’re supposed to trust Vladimir Putin to keep the ayatollah’s nuclear material?
And as Biden is on the way to Saudi Arabia to sell this bad deal, Iran just sold Russia highly sophisticated armed drones to help Putin win the war in Ukraine. (By the way, Putin is on his way to Tehran!)
So, while we’re sending billions of dollars to Ukraine to help them win the war, we’re getting ready to offer hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief to Iran so they can sell drones to Russia to help Putin win the war.
Our enemies are benefitting, but America is not! This foreign policy makes no sense unless the goal is to lay us low.
Donald Trump had restored order to the Middle East, put Iran in check and secured Israel’s future with the Abraham Accords. It was the best environment the region had seen in decades.
But the Biden Administration is wrecking it all, just like they are wrecking America domestically.
Centers For Demented Confusion
Once again, we’re seeing just how deep the rot goes in the Biden Administration. While the CDC seriously damaged its own scientific and medical credibility during COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also gone all in on the left’s extreme social agenda.
For example, why is the CDC referring children to “Q Chat Space,” an LGBTQ themed website sponsored by Planned Parenthood? The site offers chats on “Drag Culture,” “Gender Affirmation Surgeries,” “Queer Youth Activism,” and claims it is for children as young as 13.
The site is also designed with features to make it easy to hide from parents. It also tells children to “Keep confidentiality” and “what’s shared here, stays here.” Gee, I wonder why?
Once again, we’re forced to ask why the left is so committed to exposing children to this radical gender insanity? What’s the explanation for that? Why are your tax dollars paying for it?
Why are Democrat politicians saying, “A drag queen in every school?”
Why is the entire leftist establishment – from academia to Hollywood and even the business community – at war against Florida’s commonsense efforts to keep graphic information about sex away from young children? What possible public policy goals could motivate such outrageous and bizarre views?
There are no good answers. Every answer you come up with is dark, perverted and unacceptable in any decent society.
As one Florida parent recently put it, “We shouldn’t be asking whether or not it’s okay for our children to sit in on a Drag Queen Story Hour. We should be asking why the drag queens want an audience of children.”