'Battle for the Soul’
Biden did not win because he was the better candidate...he won because he was the establishment’s candidate.
The cover of ‘Battle for the Soul’ betrays the greatest flaw in the book – its failure to appreciate the role played by Bernie Sanders in both the 2016 and 2020 elections, and the fact that, devoid of the direct intervention by the Democratic Party on both occasions, Sanders would have won the Democratic nomination and, most likely, the presidency. The plethora of Democratic candidates are presented in a photo montage showing the various lawn placards bearing their respective names, save one – Sanders.
Whether this oversight was deliberate, or simply indicative of the ongoing denigration of the political insurgency created by Sanders, is not known. What is known is that Dovere treats the Sanders phenomena as mere fodder for his pro-Biden narrative. It takes an astute reader to piece together the intervention of South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn on the side of Biden, which precipitated the withdrawal and subsequent pro-Biden endorsements by Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren’s decision to stay in the race, to understand how these political machinations cost Sanders the Democratic nomination. Biden did not win because he was the better candidate – he won because he was the establishment’s candidate.
No mention of Obama's role. It was Obama not Clyburn who got the candidates to drop out and Liz to stay in after CA primary.
Dovere’s book tries to sell the reader on the notion that Biden’s 2020 victory was the result of him winning the battle of ideas – the proverbial “battle for the soul,” a take on Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August 2020, in which he called the upcoming election a “battle for the soul of the nation.” But perhaps Elizabeth Warren had a better insight into the true nature of this “battle.” Dovere quotes her as acknowledging Biden’s turn of phrase, with a twist – “It’s the battle for the survival of a nation that works for most of its people, or only for a thin elite at the top.” The Democrats did not prevail at the polls in 2020 because they had better ideas. They won because they rallied the American establishment against the agent of chaos who had occupied the White House the previous four years.
From the BUT TRUMP files:
Ukraine’s national soccer team has sparked outrage online after unveiling its new kit for Euro 2020, which features the rallying cry of Nazi collaborators who played a significant role in the murder of Jews and Poles during WWII.
Since the 2014 Maidan, the groups, historically lionized by neo-Nazis and the far right, have seen their reputation rehabilitated by mainstream politicians in Ukraine, credited as fighters for the country’s freedom. As well as staging paramilitary operations to destroy Polish and Jewish communities, they also fought against the Soviet Red Army as it desperately battled against Nazi German forces in Eastern Europe.
From the Audacity of Obama files:
Obama lamented that such organizations “monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes, and do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them.”
Meanwhile Clinton News Network and MSDNC and their other media sycophants terrorized people on the left and made them afraid that their very own government had been captured by the Evil Russians and especially Vladimir Putin the dastardly brilliant man that has been able to stay just so far enough ahead of the great USA and it's .........oh for cripe's sake I am not finishing that. But how many millions are ready for a war on Russia just because they were lied to?
From the who didn't see this coming files:
Rachel Maddow Rips Merrick Garland For Continuing To Protect Donald Trump
“I don’t think anybody expected it to be continued,” the MSDNC anchor said of the Trump-stained Justice Department.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to “clean house” in the Justice Department following its “misbehavior” during the Trump administration or risk setting a precedent that future corrupt presidents could take advantage of.
The hope following ex-President Donald Trump’s use of the department to “go after his enemies and reward his friends” had been that Garland would root out misconduct, come clean and then move on, said Maddow.
Yes it was:
“Under Donald Trump, the U.S. Justice Department was corrupted in multiple cases,”
Let's start with the fact that they tried to overthrow Trump by hook or crook and many people saw that was part of the goal. The other is to manufacture consent for more aggressiveness against Russia, censorship for any view that deviates from the script and that half the country was insane for following Trump.
“Or the Justice Department will be used that way again by the next corrupt president who sees what happened under Bill Barr and the former guy as a legacy of corruption you can build on. And trust me, it will happen,” she warned.
Just imagine if Rachel hadn't sold out during Obama and continued on her way of the Air America days where she was against the soulless empire of the USA:
“I’m not sure we knew to expect that some of the worst stuff from the Trump era, from the Bill Barr Justice Department, would be continued under the Biden administration,” she said. “We knew it had to be cleaned up. We hoped that it would be cleaned up. I don’t think anybody expected it to be continued.”
Guess she forgot that Obama prosecuted 9 whistleblowers including journalists during his tenure as well as convened the grand jury that sent Julian Assange seeking asylum from us in the Ecuadorian embassy...we know how that played out. We saw Obama's DoJ let the war criminals go on their merry way and the banks continue to this day to get money given to them starting long before Covid. A total of $29 Trillion were given to them during Zero's tenure. Us? We got a few thousand. Yay. And now Biden's justice department is still seeking to have Assange sent here for trial knowing damn well the risks to his life it brings. Let's talk about that Rachel. Oh that's right. You can't because you can't back it up any longer. Congrats on that sterling move unless that was the plan all ....? by the way Biden is still requesting journalist's work product looking for links. Just found this from ole Jen Psaki about da pro-publica leak on billionaires not paying taxes for years:
Q On a separate issue: — there was a report this morning about, basically, IRS records showing that very wealthy Americans have evaded paying income tax, almost altogether in certain circumstances. One, do you have any reaction just to that as a factual matter? And, two, are you concerned about that just from a leak standpoint?
MS. PSAKI: Well, let me take the second part first because I think that’s important. Any unauthorized disclosure of confidential government information by a person with access is illegal, and we take this very seriously.
The IRS commissioner said today that they are taking all appropriate measures, including referring the matter to investigators. And Treasury and the IRS are referring the matter to the Office of the Inspector General — the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, all of whom have independent authority to investigate.
So, obviously we take it very seriously. I’m not going to comment on specific unauthorized disclosures of confidential government information.
I can tell you that, broadly speaking, we know that there is more to be done to ensure that corporations, individuals who are at the highest income are paying more of their fair share, hence it’s in the President’s proposals, his budget, and part of how he’s proposing to pay for his ideas.
Well except that Biden is willing to not raise taxes after Trump cut them and apparently it is okay to go after the leaker because for some reason Trump did it and it's okay now to go after whistleblowers. Who the hell cares that the middle class seems to be paying most of the taxes for the US of A-holes. Oh well....
They, Obama, Maddow and every person involved in Russia Gate were the ones running one of the biggest intelligence agency psyops on the country evah. I have an essay on that coming soon.....
Those of us who watched Obama let Bush/Cheney/Banks/Criminals of every stripe get off from absolutely heinous acts and crimes are not surprised that Trump used the presidency as his own personal fiefdom, changed the way things were done in oh so many ways and yet here's ZZBiden back to following the gentleman's laws of etiquette for congress and making sure that McConnell/Manchin/Lieberman/Boehner/Baucus/Nelson block any bill that would help mainstream Americans, but no problem sending trillions to their owners.
Yeah I am seeing a rerun of the Obiden admin and it's going just as well as it did the 1st time. Funny how lots of Obama cretins are back running the show. I'd rather have Pompous Pompeo that Blinken who I abhor with every cell of my being. I never realized his agenda. Antony Cheney fits. Hey wait, didn't democrats promise to protect whistleblowers from now on? Didn't they make sweeping changes after their stooge leaked false accusations again against Trump being naughty with Ukraine? Why YES THEY DID, but oh well. Not no more.
Sam is playing 'beaver' this morning. You should see the mess in the living room. I won't be around till later. I am taking Sam swimming hopefully. Up one canyon thru the valley and halfway up anuther and hope that there isn't any fires. The dam closer to us was on fire yesterday which is about 30 miles from my home. It is going to be a long summer. Today the Guv said to "make yellow lawns a thing again" and for people to put their grass on survival rations to keep it alive for better days. Vegas is tearing up the grass around government buildings to save water. And it is not just the west that is in a drought. Many in the mid-western states are also in dire straits. Gee..it's not like they didn't see this coming. Water restrictions for the last 5-10 might have helped push today farther back. Who knows?
Anyway...it's summer and I am going to go play in it. Hope y'all have something fun lined up this summer too.