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Don't we already know whose coke was in the White House? Gal Luft may be a criminal, but does that mean the Bidens aren't?
One of the worst things about government and the media is they do and say things that mask over reality. And we all know it. And far too often we accept the unreality because we believe it takes too much work to break through the lie. Rest assured though. Your instincts are pretty reliable.
Cocaine in the White House
It’s Sunday, July 2nd. Most people are at Church or right in the middle of celebrating Independence Day (OK, so AOC was celebrating a future where Jacobins can chop off the heads of their political opponents again without restraint). Then the news broke. On July 3, reports came out there was a “hazmat incident” at the White House—oh, and they found “cocaine hydrochloride” there too. Then the geniuses at State Propaganda Network NPR realized it was a “suspicious substance” some said was believed to be cocaine in an “area accessible to tour groups.” Then later we were told there was cocaine found in a “heavily trafficked area of the White House” ostensibly not merely accessible but highly accessible. Then by the end of the week the White House was going to engage “appropriate consequences if” they found out a staffer had the cocaine. Of course this meant that they knew it wasn’t found in a “highly accessible” area of the White House because though some staffers do go to such areas, ostensibly they aren’t doing so to make drug deals or consume the product with the public walking by. Karine Jean-Pierre on Sunday made it clear that the Biden’s weren’t at the White House the day the cocaine was found. But Mollie Hemingway rightly points out that a simple “no” response to the question of whether the Bidens were involved would go a long way to stop the speculation.
In reality, we all know the drill here. If they are unwilling to clearly deny it with facts and clear statements, it’s more likely what you suspect than what they want you to think it is.
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Is Iowa the test for the Trump Takedown?
Donald Trump is a juggernaut for the 2024 GOP Nomination. Hands down, there is no indication at this stage he has a chance of losing. John Aristotle Phillips’ betting site Predictit has Trump with a commanding lead.
For sure, Ron DeSantis has some base out there. But unless a Black Swan event happens, this race isn’t changing. Amazing when you consider that a federal indictment that if successful could send a former President to jail hasn’t done that. Democrats and their allies in our un-justice system are securing Trump’s chances to get re-elected, not harming them.
But never put it past GOP’ers to figure out how to waste their time. The Iowa Caucuses will take place on January 15th. Every GOP candidate is looking to hit the state in the next few weeks. Axios is reporting that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ endorsement is still up for grabs. She has a massive approval rating, but the base in Iowa (and I know some key folks there) think she’s an establishment hack even if she has signed some good bills. The Trump base there will never abandon him. They are suspicious of all the other candidates. Some caucus delegates will grab on DeSantis for sure. But there’s little hope Trump doesn’t win the state.
Stranger things have happened in politics, so I don’t rule anything out. I just rule this out.