• Blumenthal Responds To Biden’s Infirmities

    July 11, 2024
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    At the same time the Hartford Courant printed its story, “Should President Biden drop re-election bid? What CT leaders are hearing from residents,” the Wall Street Journal printed a 2,500 word story, “How Biden’s Inner Circle Worked to Keep Signs of Aging Under Wraps,” detailing how Democrat Party operatives covered up President Joe Biden’s infirmities during the last few years. The infirmities, it would appear, were hidden in plain sight and could not have been suppressed without the eager cooperation of the nation’s pro-Biden media.

    With the advent of the first Biden-Trump presidential debate, the corpse under the bed was publicly exposed, and it became nearly impossible to defend Biden’s nationally displayed infirmities by the usual tricks of the political trade.

    A crowd of neo-progressive Democrat world saviors in the U.S. Congress threw up their hands in despair, shrugged their collective shoulders, or simply refused to acknowledge that a masterful attempt to snuff reasonable dissent had been for more than two years, in Sherlockian terms, afoot.

    The Wall Street Journal story mentioned above will no doubt be made available to Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators, Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, by trembling campaign staff members now that they have returned to Washington D.C. following their Fourth of July holiday break.

    Both senators are quoted at length in the Courant story.

    The coming week Blumenthal said, would be critical “as top leaders and rank-and-file senators consult each other with urgency in ‘continuing intense conversations’ about Biden’s future.” And, he added, “President Biden seems to be unequivocally and unalterably committed to continue, and I support him as the Democratic candidate. He has embarked on events to reassure Democrats who may be doubting whether he should continue. Very obviously, he hasn’t persuaded a number of them, but he has enough time to quell the doubts if he does it effectively.”

    For his part, “In an ABC News interview on Friday, Biden scoffed at questions about whether he was up to the job and said he would step aside only if the ‘Lord Almighty’ asked him to. He has also played down the opposition in his party to him staying in the race. On Monday, he dismissed what he described as pushback from ‘elites in the party.’”

    The Lord Almighty, it should be pointed out, is not a member in good standing of the U.S. Congress.

    To put the matter briefly, Biden and close family members have decided to tough it out in the hope that the Lord Almighty will not call him to his bosom before the Democrat National Convention in Chicago selects him as their Party’s presidential nominee. That would be to spoil a good show in which some forlorn Democrats imagine they will be able to vote in November for a candidate less frail and medically impacted than Biden.

    Chris Murphy, Connecticut’s Junior U.S. Senator, operating in Blumenthal’s long shadow is, as usual, on script. In answer to the question – “Should or should not Biden step down from the presidency owing to infirmities evident to everyone but the Democrat National Committee?” – both senators are poignantly non-committal. Both prefer, like Biden, that the Lord Almighty, and perhaps Biden’s wife and son, should decide the issue, which is what it ever has been in politics throughout history – who rules?

    The highly credentialed Blumenthal graduated from Harvard University, where he was chair of The Harvard Crimson, studied for a year at Trinity College, Cambridge, before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.  Blumenthal jumped, not at all hastily, into politics, where he has remained untouchable ever since. He is, Wikipedia tells us, “one of the wealthiest members of the Senate, with a net worth over $100 million. He was Attorney General of Connecticut from 1991 to 2011.”

    Blumenthal was also a summer intern for the Washington Post in its London Bureau. His stints in journalism have served him well during his 40-year political career, as may be seen from his statement on the question of the day: Do you think Biden should run or retire?

    “He [Biden] can be advised and even cajoled,” Blumenthal told the Courant, “but he knows his own mind, and he’ll have to make the decision about who can best beat Donald Trump — and that is the goal that unites him and everyone in the party.”

    The left of center media in both the nation and Connecticut romance Blumenthal not only because he is a brother in arms politically but also because he talks like them in an obscure journalize instantly recognizable by anyone on the left who devours New York Times editorials at the breakfast table.

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    Don Pesci

    Don Pesci is a political columnist of long standing, about 40 years, who has written for various state newspapers, among them The Journal Inquirer, the Waterbury Republican American, the New London Day, the Litchfield County Times, the Torrington Register Citizen and other Register Citizen papers. He maintains a blog, among the oldest of its kind in Connecticut, which serves as a repository and archive, for his columns; there are approximately 3,000 entrees in Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes From A Blue State, virtually all of them political columns stretching back to 2004. He also appears once a week Wednesdays on 1080 WTIC Newstalk radio with Will Marotti.

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    Michael Satagaj

    Richard Blumenthal is all of that.
    As is the Wall Street Journal (along with all of their corporate media brethren).
    As is the entire Democratic Party.
    It is called expedience.
    So.... what would you have him (and them) do?

    Embrace the essence of the sovereignty of the individual, including the personal responsibility that is associated with it?
    Respect and champion the U.S. Constitution?

    He and they are hopeless.
    The tree that THEY feed from must be burned down.

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