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Wednesday, January 10, 2024 -- Biden's Trust Deficit, Hunter's Art Scandal, The Battle For Election Integrity

Biden’s Trust Deficit


Joe Biden came into office promising to restore trust and transparency in Washington. He promised to bring us all together and unite the country. We were told that “the adults are back in charge,” and that everything was going to be so much better.


It’s been the exact opposite.


Things have gotten worse for most Americans. Biden is stoking divisions every chance he gets. The world is on fire. Even peaceful Sweden is warning its citizens to prepare for war. And the Biden administration is lying to us all the time.


We were lied to about Biden’s plan to crush COVID. He didn’t have a plan. More people died under Biden than under Trump.


We were lied to about Afghanistan. Biden promised the withdrawal would be “responsible, deliberate and safe.” Thirteen American heroes died because it was anything but “responsible, deliberate and safe.”


We were lied to about Bidenomics. He made the economy worse.


Biden lied to us about his son’s corrupt business dealings. (See below.)


The disappearance of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is just the latest example of the lack of honesty and transparency.


First, we learned that the White House had no clue where Austin was. Then we were told that Austin was suffering complications from “minor, elective” surgery. Now we know that it was surgery to treat prostate cancer, which is not exactly “minor” or “elective.”


Kudos to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy for making Biden’s trust deficit a major topic at yesterday’s White House press briefing.


First, he asked what kind of commander-in-chief Joe Biden is when he doesn’t even know where his secretary of defense is. Then he asked, “Why should we believe anything that this administration tells us about anything ever again?”


That’s a really good question!


If they’re hiding details about the secretary of defense, whose health issues have minimal political implications, why should we trust the White House when it comes to Biden’s health, whose medical condition is full of political implications?


U.S. soldiers are being regularly attacked in the Middle East. The White House and the defense secretary are lying to the American people, and the chain of command seems totally uncertain.


If this had happened in any previous administration, there would have been a massive firestorm of outrage. There would be overwhelming demands for resignations and firings.


But the Deep State, the media and their left-wing allies are determined to prop up this pathetic excuse for a president, no matter the cost.




Hunter’s Art Scandal


House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has continued digging into the various financial scandals involving the Biden family. His latest revelations involve Hunter’s so-called “art business.”


Again, we were told that the White House set up a strict ethics plan to ensure that there was no untoward influence involved in the sale of Hunter’s art. No one was supposed to know who was buying Hunter’s work, not even Hunter Biden himself, and no one was supposed to benefit from buying it.


Well, that didn’t happen. Shocker, I know.


Hunter Biden’s art dealer, Georges Berges, told House investigators that Biden knew the vast majority of his art buyers and the White House never talked to him about any “ethics plan.”


It was another total lie for pure monetary benefit. Just more corruption from the Biden crime family.


Speaking of Hunter Biden, he had the audacity to show up this morning at the House Oversight Committee hearing that was scheduled to draft his contempt of Congress resolution for defying a congressional subpoena. He didn’t stay long and again refused to answer any questions.


So, he won’t talk to House investigators, but he will turn up at a hearing he wasn’t invited to.




The Battle For Election Integrity


Election integrity, the guarantee of free and fair elections, is a major concern for many Americans. It’s not a fringe issue or the realm of conspiracy nuts.


Polling shows that 56% of Americans are concerned about cheating in the 2024 election. At the same time, only 28% of Americans are satisfied with the way democracy is working in our country today.


Regardless of what you think about the issue of election integrity or whether the 2020 election was rigged or perfectly fine, those are terrible numbers that represent a huge problem.


Of course, the left insists that election integrity is not a big deal. “Voter fraud almost never happens,” they say.


Tell that to the voters of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where an election was recently overturned because of fraud and cheating. The secretary of state is now urging voters to vote in person and avoid using absentee ballots.


One major concern in recent years has been the recent trend in progressive cities to allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections. Somehow, they’re allowed to vote for local offices, but nothing else.


That seems insane to me, not to mention an open invitation for voter fraud and cheating. But at least it is theoretically limited to local elections, right?


Well, one conservative media outlet is sounding the alarm about voter registration procedures in Arizona, a critical swing state.


It seems that if someone does not provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote (why is that even optional?!), they automatically become not a “local only voter,” but a “federal only voter.”


Here it is in black and white right off the Arizona secretary of state’s website:


“A person must be a U.S. citizen in order to register and vote.


“A person who submits valid proof of citizenship with his or her voter registration form (regardless of the type of form submitted) is entitled to vote in all federal, state, county and local elections in which he or she is eligible. The voter registration form otherwise must be sufficiently complete.


“A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as being a ‘federal only’ voter).”


It is shocking and outrageous that this could possibly be legal, but it’s a real issue that the state of Arizona has been fighting to correct for years now.


Arizona legislators attempted to address this over a decade ago, but the Supreme Court struck down Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship when individuals register to vote.


Why? In the court’s opinion, the state requirement violated the 1993 Motor Voter Act, which created a federal registration form that states are obligated to accept. That form asks individuals to attest that they are citizens, but no documented proof of citizenship is actually required.


According to the New York Times, there are more than 30,000 “federal only voters” in Arizona. Biden won the state by just over 10,000 votes.


Arizona legislators tried again to fix this glaring problem in 2022, and the Biden Administration sued to block the new law. A federal judge appointed by Bill Clinton overturned parts of the law in September and is expected to issue a final decision this spring.


Meanwhile, this problem is not limited to just Arizona. At least three other states have been prevented from requiring proof of citizenship when people register to vote. 


We will continue to closely monitor this issue. We urge elected leaders at every level to do everything they can to secure our elections in order to restore faith and confidence in our democratic process.