with The Donald’s help, of course!
We didn’t watch Joe Biden at Independence Hall last night either. The b&w Philco at Stately Blaska Manor was tuned to My Mother the Car. (That Jerry Van Dyke!) But Georgia-based conservative columnist Erick-Woods Erickson did witness the freak-out in Philly. He writes:
I appreciated the grown-ups on CNN, one of the few networks to cover the speech, questioning the use of taxpayer dollars to fund what amounted to a very partisan campaign speech while using the trappings of the presidency to deliver it and questioning the presence of the Marines.
Works for the Werkes. Still, there may be method to Uncle Joe’s madness. Joe may be wrong, he may be old, he may stumble and dodder (he may buy Hunter a new laptop) — but do not assume he or his handlers are stupid. The Werkes Lesson #49: Never under-estimate your adversary! Joe’s message boils down to this:
Not everything is a conspiracy
Sometimes, a co-inky dink is just that. But you got to wonder if the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago just months before the mid-term elections is dumb luck or more James Comey-Peter Strzok-Lisa Page stuff from the FBI? Joe Biden’s approval ratings are under water, inflation is raging, the southern border is in crisis, crime plagues the cities. Time to resurrect the Democrats’ (ahem) Trump card! RITOs ask how could Biden win when he never left the basement? The answer, of course, is by staying in the basement and saying “I’m not Donald Trump.”
Keep Trump in the news! Yeah, that’s the ticket! Federal judge considers special master to review the purloined secret documents. Lindsay Graham ordered to testify in Georgia. Trump’s White House lawyers opening up to a federal grand jury. An ex-cop sentenced 10 years for bludgeoning a Capitol police officer on January 6. (“Capitol police invited us in.” Yeah, right!) The lawyer for the Proud Boys arrested. That’s just today’s installment of the Trump story.
Worked for the Democrats before. The Trump message made Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House in 2018, elected Joe in 2020, and put Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate after blowing two Republican incumbent senators in Georgia months later.
“We Call ‘No Trump'” is working in 2022. Joe Biden’s ratings are ticking upward. More concerning, Democrats are now up 3 points on Republicans in the generic congressional ballot after being down 5 points, according to the latest Wall Street Journal opinion poll.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Our RITO … acquaintances hope Trump announces his candidacy for a second (or it it a third?) term. So do Democrats.