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    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/20...ar-armageddon/

    Just a stutter, folks: WH walks back Joe Biden’s warning that we’re on the verge of nuclear Armageddon
    Posted at 12:55 pm on October 7, 2022 by Sarah D



    Last night, President Joe Biden calmly informed us that we’re basically on the verge of nuclear Armageddon:


    “[Putin was] not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons,” Biden said. “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.”


    So imagine our surprise when we learned that he was heading off to Delaware for the weekend. How could he possibly think about taking a breather when Putin is about to declare nuclear war on the world? Well, some remarks from the White House today may offer us one theory: they’re actually just trying to ship Biden off somewhere so he can’t say anything else that will have to be walked back the next day.


    Because the day after Biden’s remarks about nuclear holocaust, the White House is walking them back:

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    Relevant, though different. I think these 'policies' came from the folks, whomever they are, that are really running the show:

    https://freebeacon.com/columns/biden...unt-him-still/

    COLUMNSBiden’s Day One Actions Haunt Him Still
    Column: The president blunders from one self-inflicted crisis to the next

    President Joe Biden was outraged on October 5 when the oil-and-gas cartel OPEC+ announced that it would cut production by two million barrels of oil per day. He had reason to be angry. The dis was personal. And the move has global implications. OPEC+ includes Russia, and rising oil prices will help Vladimir Putin, undermine Europe’s ability to keep the lights on, and reduce food supply in the Global South. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and National Economic Council director Brian Deese released a joint statement slamming the decision as "shortsighted" and harmful for "lower- and middle-income countries that are already reeling from elevated energy prices."


    Yet the White House’s true worry is domestic. Here is how you can tell: Sullivan and Deese mentioned Ukraine only once in their 311-word missive. But they brought up the proverbial gas "pump" twice and U.S. "gas prices" three times. President Biden has been around long enough to understand the special relationship between fuel prices and presidential job approval. He’s incensed that OPEC+ may have helped the Republican opposition weeks before the midterm election.




    Biden really ought to look in the mirror. The OPEC+ embarrassment was the latest reminder that he, not Putin nor Saudi Arabia, is the chief author of the Democratic Party’s current woes. On issue after issue, the instructions that Biden gave at the outset of his presidency have made America less prosperous, less independent, and less secure.


    Energy and immigration tell the tale. Biden signed 17 executive orders on his first day in office, and two of them dealt with U.S. oil and gas production. One order pledged that America would rejoin the Paris climate accords and commit to the deal’s targeted reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. The other order blocked oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, forbade drilling in large parts of Utah, and canceled the Keystone XL pipeline between the United States and Canada. One week later, Biden stopped issuing new oil and gas leases on public lands.


    Biden knew what he was doing. The "clean energy transition," as Sullivan and Deese put it, is among the top priorities of the Democratic Party. The transition involves hiking the cost of carbon-based energy to the point where renewable alternatives become affordable by comparison. You decrease supply of oil and gas until prices rise enough for the average consumer to search online for a Tesla.




    Retail gas prices rose steadily between Election Day 2020 and June 2022. Midway through his first year in office, Biden’s energy-dampening regulations contributed to and interacted with the general price inflation he mistakenly assumed to be "temporary." The president panicked. Rather than confront the green crusaders who fund his party, he opened the spigots of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and pleaded with OPEC+, especially with America’s Persian Gulf allies, to increase production. Gas prices fell between June and September. They settled where they were earlier this year and have ticked upward since.


    Biden’s strategy of dependence has run aground. The SPR has been drained to its lowest level since 1984. OPEC+ has told Biden no. The nuclear deal with Iran is in limbo as the mullahs fend off the most significant challenge to their rule in years. And a Wall Street Journal report that the administration was looking into easing sanctions on Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela so that Chevron could increase output brought jeers from Republicans and a hurried denial from the White House.


    Biden’s regulations and restrictions accomplished what he wanted: more expensive oil and gas. His problem is that voters do not want the future the climate Cassandras have in store for them. Voters blame him for the inflation they encounter as commuters and consumers. He can’t go back in time to his early days at 1600 Pennsylvania any more than he can betray the progressive base of his party. He’s left to stew in a crisis of his own making.

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    "The government is a child that has found their parents credit card, and spends knowing that they never have to reconcile the bill with their own money"-Shannon Churchill


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    Makes Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech seem downright cheery...
    Last edited by hjmick; 10-07-2022 at 02:54 PM.
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    At some point we must take the car keys from grandpa before he kills a lot of people.

    Unfortunately, I don't think grandpa really has the keys!

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    If OPEC is snubbing Biden, he earned it. While I am pretty sure there is no global altruism in OPEC's thinking, the (unintended) consequence of its action is that they are the ones at least attempting to force Bungler to step the US up to plate.

    His nuke talk is irresponsible. His handlers want controllable panic from the lemmingtards that listen to them.
    Last edited by Gunny; 10-08-2022 at 10:19 AM.
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