From the time Joe Biden received the nomination to run for President there has been a wall built around him. The leaders of his party believed, or at least hoped, that they could shield him from the public to the extent that his obvious mental decline would not be noticed, would just be considered “Joe being Joe, gaffe prone as always.”
While America becomes the laughing stock of the world one reporter, Cory Bernardi in Australia, has dared to speak of the unspeakable and by calling out Biden’s dementia has provided the first chink in the wall. You can be certain that others will soon follow suit.
The rumblings are already here. A newly elected President typically calls the leaders of some 80 nations. Apparently Biden’s handlers do not trust him to talk one on one with other world leaders and so the task of making those calls has been delegated to the Vice President. And now there is open talk of taking the nuclear codes away from our Commander in Chief.
Much damage has already been done in the Democrat party’s headlong rush, not to legislate but to consolidate its power before they are forced to take decisive action to replace President Biden.
The marathon executive orders and the intimidation of the Supreme Court will have lasting effects on this country. In the case of the SCOTUS, the precedent set by them channeling their collective Blanche Dubois (A Streetcar Named Desire), saying “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” is mind boggling. When knuckling under to the threats of the Democrats to pack the court, they are ignoring the fact that while they, the Court, are supposed to be the arbiters of the law, the Democrats are strangers to the law and will not hesitate to bend it to their will.
By choosing an obviously impaired candidate the Democrats have placed themselves squarely between a rock and a hard place. They realize that soon they will have to make a move to permanently sideline the president and there are two avenues to accomplish the task, impeachment and the 25th amendment. While either of these would be easy to implement, both have their drawbacks.
Hunter Biden has supplied ample evidence, now in the possession of the FBI and Justice Department, to present a case for high crimes and misdemeanors but to take this route will necessarily create collateral damage within the deep state. Whatever crimes were allegedly committed by the Biden’s did not take place in a political vacuum.
The 25th amendment remedy would keep the entire procedure within the walls and involve only insiders. The downside in taking this route is that dementia is not like a stroke or heart attack, it doesn’t happen suddenly. No one would be able to make the argument that Joe Biden was perfectly competent when signing all those executive orders but overnight he succumbed to cognitive decline. The lawsuits to overturn everything he has done would clog the courts.
The toothpaste is out of the tube, how the establishment acts to put it back in will be discussed in political science classes far into the future. Fasten your seatbelts folks, we’re in for a bumpy ride.