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Biden Finds A New Level Of Worthless

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President Joe Biden is absolutely committed to punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggression in Ukraine. You can’t turn on the TV without some clip of the silver haired, senile embodiment of Jeff Dunham’s puppet Walter insisting he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make the butcher of Moscow pay for his evil actions. In spirit, I agree with him. In spirit, Biden actually imposed sanctions that matter, that hurt. In reality, he didn’t do a damn thing.


Putin’s power comes from money, most of Putin’s money comes from oil and gas. It stands to reason that if you’re trying to punish him, hitting him in the wallet is the most effective way to do it. So why would our idiot President specifically exempt what is the best, most effective, and really only significant way to hurt Putin in way that might impact his behavior? 

Honestly, there is no good answer. Aside from the “idiot” part, that is.

On Thursday, Joe Biden told the world, “As we respond, my administration is using the tools, every tool at the disposal to protect American families and businesses from rising prices at the gas pump. You know we’re taking active steps to bring down the cost, and American oil and gas company should not – should not – exploit this moment to hike their prices to raise profits. You know, in our sanctions package we specifically designed allow energy payments to continue. We are closely monitoring energy supplies for any disruption, we’ve been coordinating with major oil producing and consuming countries toward are common interest to secure global energy supplies. we are actively working with countries around the world to elevate collective release from the strategic petroleum reserves of major energy consuming countries. And the United States release additional barrels of oil as conditions warrant.”


I used such a long quote to give it compete context, so the sheer magnitude of Biden’s fecklessness is clear. He’s a wildly unpopular President, due in large part to his inflationary policies and spending. He’s attempting to look like a powerful, important leader of the free world, but knows polling has him less popular than a sharp stick in the eye. If gas prices go higher, he such little faith in the American people that he fears his numbers would go even lower. 

While an uptick in gas prices wouldn’t be popular, Americans are able and willing to take a temporary hit for a good cause. Biden has no faith in us. 

He has such little faith, as a matter of fact, that he’s letting a tyrant continue to sell that which helps keep him in power to avoid the risk of his poll numbers dropping even more.

“To be clear, our sanctions are not designed to cause any disruption to the current flow of energy from Russia to the world,” said Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh Thursday. Then what is their point? It’s like giving a junkie all the heroin they want, but refusing to give them an aspirin because you’re afraid they might have a reaction to it.

How can an administration say two diametrically opposing things publicly and get away with it? They can do it because they don’t care – Biden’s priority is what it’s always been: Joe Biden. He’s never given a damn about anything but himself, his whole career. 


How can he get away with it? Because who’s going to call him out on it, the press? That’s as likely as Putin apologizing for all the killing in Ukraine. 

Of course, Putin would never apologize. And at this rate, Joe Biden would never even ask him to. 

Given how the Biden administration is bending over backwards to protect Putin’s cash flow, you’d think Hunter was on his payroll. How else to explain that the Biden administration has explicitly excluded financial transactions “related to energy” from any impact from sanctions? The definition of “related to energy” the Treasuring Department put out can literally be interpreted to mean about 99 percent of all transactions anywhere. Read this and ask yourself what sanctions actually matter? You won’t find many.

You really do have to think Hunter is cashing checks directly from Putin at this point. It’s the only way to explain the disconnect between the rhetoric and the reality coming out of the President’s mouth. Stupidity and senility only go so far, this is so blatant that there has to be more to it. Joe Biden has always been worthless, he’s now taken that skill to a whole new level. And a lot of people are dying because of it.


Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter

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