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On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces.

The COVID-19 pandemic had reached its apex, infecting a quarter of a million Americans every day. Yet, due to the discovery and distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the incidence of infections had crested and was about to turn sharply down.

By May, the infection rate had fallen 80%, as had the death toll.

Thanks to the Operation Warp Speed program driven by President Donald Trump, the country made amazing strides in Biden’s first 100 days toward solving the major crises he inherited: the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 and the economic crash it had engendered.

But Biden’s pace car has hit the wall.

Where economists had predicted employment gains of a million new jobs in April, the jolting figure came in at about a fourth of that number.

One explanation: The $300-a-week in bonus unemployment checks the Biden recovery plan provides may have been a sufficient inducement for workers to stay home until their benefits ran out.

Workers might reasonably ask: Why go back to work when we can take the summer off, with full unemployment, plus $300 a week?

After the crushing jobs report came the inflation figure from April.

Consumer prices had risen 4.2%, the highest rate in a dozen years.

April’s combination of inflation and near-stagnant job growth recalls the “stagflation” of the Jimmy Carter years, which led to the Democratic rout of 1980 at the hands of Ronald Reagan.

And while we may not be suffering from stagflation just yet, the present symptoms in the U.S. economy are certainly consistent with it.

The bad news from the inflation front also sent the Dow and other markets plunging and raised fears of future Fed intervention to raise interest rates to choke off the inflation.

Moreover, rising prices, driven in part by our historic federal deficits, stiffened the spines of Republicans in their resistance to Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs program, his $1.8 trillion in added domestic spending and his $4 trillion in taxes to pay for it all.

Sen. Mitch McConnell came out of Wednesday’s White House meeting with Biden to say that any tampering with the Trump tax cuts crosses a “red line” for him and Senate Republicans.

The odds on Biden getting any of his taxes has just fallen dramatically. And he may be forced to come down closer to the GOP proposal if he hopes to get any of his infrastructure package through.

At present, Biden does not have a single sure Republican vote for his spending proposals — and even some Democrats in the evenly divided Senate oppose his plans for social spending and higher taxes.

Added to this economic news was a stunning ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, which feeds fuel to states from Texas to New Jersey.

Within days, the shutdown of the pipeline had induced panic buying of gas at the pumps, resulting in a sweeping closure of gas stations from Delaware to the Gulf Coast.

As alarming as the ransomware attack was, more alarming is what it portends if cybercriminals abroad can, with the flick of a switch, inflict such instant damage on the U.S. economy.

If cybercriminals can pull this off, what cannot our adversaries, with their sophisticated and superior weapons of cyberwarfare, not do to the United States?

But that was not the end of the bad news for Biden this week.

A shooting war erupted between Hamas and Israel after a dispute over ownership of homes in East Jerusalem led to clashes between Arab protesters and Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.

The clashes brought barrages of over 1,000 rockets directed at Israeli towns and cities including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Ben Gurion International Airport was forced to shut down.

Those who believed Trump’s Abraham Accords, where Israel was recognized by the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco, had ensured a more tranquil future suddenly seemed to have been as wrong as previous generations of optimists.

Today, even inside Israel, Arabs and Jews, both Israeli citizens, are battling in the streets.

Meanwhile, in Kabul, three bombs outside a high school killed 50 people and wounded scores more, many of them teenage girls — a portent of what may be coming when the Americans and allied troops are gone from the country by the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

But the defining crisis of the Biden presidency may be the crisis on America’s southern border, where another 170,000 illegal immigrants entered the country in April after an equally high number in March.

That is an annual rate of 2 million people walking into our country uninvited, the advance guard of a Third World invasion that will change the character and composition of the United States.

The America we grew up in is disappearing — without our consent.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. It was a good election to lose because the vultures are coming home to roost. Bidet is leading a Self-Delusion Led Recovery, which will be insanely funny. And it depends how long his anti-dementia meds hold out, too.

    • Agree: PhysicistDave
  2. The America we grew up in is disappearing — without our consent.

    And Republican frauds like Gingrich and Reagan have been pushing the destruction along for decades.

    • Thanks: Trinity, Franz
  3. “Amtrak Joe will succeed. After Amtrak is realigned and trains travel at 500 miles per hour from New York to Washington DC —it will be then that the assault will take place against Russia and this skirmish will perhaps last 3 days. After another resounding USA victory –China will be next and then USA will rule the world forever–it is in the bible somewhere Gomez—Martin Luger and Saint Adrian Zenz —men of not only ideas but action”— and G. Reaper knows his stats.

    • LOL: El Dato
  4. 2 million illegal immigrants a year is grotesque. During a pandemic it’s diabolical.
    Where I live immigration has basically ceased. Interestingly, it doesn’t seem to be having many negative economically affects. You would hope that would be good for thought…. but, such thought has been illegitimate for years now.

  5. El Dato says:

    As alarming as the ransomware attack was, more alarming is what it portends if cybercriminals abroad can, with the flick of a switch, inflict such instant damage on the U.S. economy.

    That was not “the flick of a switch” it was Asok the intern connecting his laptop to the soft and crunchy Colonial network.

    Rumors say Colonial manages without a dedicated infosec team.

    These assets, they been sweated, mon.

    Meanwhile, in Kabul, three bombs outside a high school killed 50 people and wounded scores more, many of them teenage girls — a portent of what may be coming when the Americans and allied troops are gone from the country by the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

    Barks like a false flag, smells like a false flag.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  6. It’s almost as if Pat doesn’t believe that Joe Biden’s BIPOC administration can wave the magic wand he was handed last November and solve all of these problems, most of which have to be the fault of the bad White people.

    Pat shouldn’t use the present progressive in describing the United States he knew–that U.S. has already disappeared.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  7. Don’t be so gleeful about “bad news” for your own government, Pat- you do remember you’re an American, don’t you?

    • LOL: Trinity
  8. KenH says:

    Today, even inside Israel, Arabs and Jews, both Israeli citizens, are battling in the streets.

    I thought diversity bred unity? It sounds to me like Israel doesn’t have enough diversity so they need to be forced to accept 300K Somali Muslims and we’ll assist by sending them an equal amount of our illegal Latinos. That will bring Israel into the 21st century.

    Any Jew who disagrees with this proposal is a Jewish supremacist.

  9. @Observator

    Mr. Buchanan is — like you, apparently — for the government, which is perpetuated by the otherwise meaningless politics in which he’s cheerleader emeritus for Team Red.

    Is your comment intentionally creepy and threatening, or is that just how you unthinkingly feel?

  10. On taking the oath of office, Jan. 20, Joe Biden may not have realized it, but history had dealt him a pair of aces. The COVID-19 pandemic had reached its apex, infecting a quarter of a million Americans every day. Yet, due to the discovery and distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the incidence of infections had crested and was about to turn sharply down.

    True, the numbers game which had been raging since they stopped hyping the death toll, but continued to terrify us with case numbers throughout the presidential selection, “reached its apex” when Biden was inaugurated. But saying this was due to vaccines, sorry but this is recent history Pat, did you sleep through it? How many vaccines had been administered by January 20th? Can you think of any other reason the media hysteria, which had long since abandoned death tolls to focus on positive test results, relented as soon as Biden was inaugurated?

    Now be sure to go begging Pfizer for more genetic modification every six months!

  11. Alfa158 says:

    Pat is a nice old gentleman, but seems oblivious to the reality that the country as he knew it is already lost.
    Two million is simply an increase from the number of 1.5 million that had been normal since the Reagan amnesty. The current surge is not an “advanced guard”, it’s reinforcements.
    What is is important is what our descendants can do to scavenge the wreck and carve something new from that wreckage.

  12. What doesn’t Biden unleash Hidden Figures to fight our cyberwar?

  13. Democrats are terrified Donald Trump will run for president in 2024 win the Republican nomination and the White House; there’s zero chance Biden runs for re-election and Kamala Harris is a dumpster fire; she was a mediocre senator; an awful presidential candidate and has been a joke as VP; Dems are worried about their backup QB; they know she will get skewered by any of the GOP Presidential prospects; the real peril for Democrats is if something happens to Biden and Harris becomes President; then she will be displaying her ineptitude and unfitness to be President on a daily basis; at lest if Biden lasts his first term the American public wont see what a disaster she would be as President.

    • Agree: Sean
  14. sarz says:

    … a dispute over ownership of homes in East Jerusalem…

    Ron Unz, I ask you once again, why is this guy here?

  15. @Max Maxwell

    Democrats are terrified Donald Trump will run for president in 2024 win the Republican nomination and the White House;

    No, they’re really, truly not. I wish to God they were.

    You see, you seem, like so many people already, to have forgotten that, since the 2020 election was shamelessly and comprehensively stolen by fraud, lies and cover-up, and nothing AT ALL is being done by anyone to overturn an illegal “Government”, let alone arrest and imprison the criminals – LET ALONE charge or punish the Black “Officer” at the Capitol building who murdered a defenceless White woman in cold blood and broad daylight in front of an army of witnesses, there is simply no chance whatever now that ANY form of justice is ever going to triumph – even less that a properly-administered and overseen 2024 “election” can possibly return anything except another Democrat “victory” by the same successful criminal means as before.

    And that will not change whether Trump, a resurrected Abraham Lincoln, or a re-visiting Jesus H. Christ himself stands as the Presidential hopeful for the GOP. And at least two of those three are impossible.

    What part of “politics is over in the USA” don’t you understand ?

    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
  16. Thanks to the Operation Warp Speed program driven by President Donald Trump, the country made amazing strides in Biden’s first 100 days toward solving the major crises he inherited:

    The central facet – almost the singular facet – of Op Warpspeed was skipping all of the normally mandated years of tiered safety testing. How wise this was for an affliction with a 99%+ survival rate will likely become more and more relevant, in years to come. Prediction – The fallback talking point when this eventually becomes apparent – “Darn those variants!”

    One explanation: The $300-a-week in bonus unemployment checks the Biden recovery plan provides may have been a sufficient inducement for workers to stay home until their benefits ran out.

    Workers might reasonably ask: Why go back to work when we can take the summer off, with full unemployment, plus $300 a week?

    Or the explanation that almost all ‘unfilled jobs’ are in the exact same fast food franchises that all had omni-present ‘help wanted’ signs on display before the onset of Covid, and still offer wages of 9 to 12 dollars an hour, that no adult could possibly live off of. Who exactly is going to be able to pay a mortgage at a job averaging 10 bucks an hour, a predominance of those advertised which are part-time, to boot?

    You would have to be someone who has not applied for a job in recent decades to think that anyone who was formerly employed, in a career job, is sitting home in order to game unemployment for a couple more months.. this is because anyone who has recent job application experience knows that huge time-gaps in a resume will blackball applicants from many desirable employers, automatically.

    Those who believed Trump’s Abraham Accords, where Israel was recognized by the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco, had ensured a more tranquil future suddenly seemed to have been as wrong as previous generations of optimists.

    Jared’s Abraham accords in my view were concluded with unpopular despot dictatorships, who most notably have almost no internal support outside of their own tribal ruling class, and who were already customers of NSO Group invasive population-control spyware, used to monitor and punish dissent among populations who get a little too ‘freedom-y’ for the Sheiks’ liking.

  17. The Biden Presidency is a win as long as Boomers are poised to lose. White millennials were too cowardly to shake down and put down their degenerate, debased, ’68 reject grandparents in cells for crimes against humanity & the family…

    …so they will rely on Great-Grandaddy Joe to put them in penury and federal prison with Uncle Fauci’s ever-evolving COVID-19 to act as the coup de grace.

    God Bless Joe Biden. May he live as long as this Christly mission ordains him to.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  18. unwoke says:

    “The America we grew up in is disappearing — without our consent.”

    Sadly, the world everyone grows up in disappears sooner or later. And then we too disappear – without our consent.
    Biden was not just dealt “a pair of aces” for the election, but a pair of trump cards, too. The media, both the legacy & social media, were squarely on his side; & there are still unanswered questions about vote counting. But that won’t change anything now. So the southern border will stay open, jobs will be lost, debt will pile up, Palestinians will get slaughtered, Biden will eat his ice cream & Klain, Yellen & Blinken & the Jewish mafia will run the show. Everything according to plan – what consent? Keep up the shrewd running commentary, Pat – still the best political pundit in America!

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
  19. AceDeuce says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    Neegarows and others of their dimwitted ilk always do great things tomorrow or yesterday–it’s when the have to perform today, in real time instead of in their boastful fantasies that they fall flat.

  20. AceDeuce says:
    @Supply and Demand

    This boomer will happily be dancing on your grave, Mr. Mike Ropenis.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  21. Persisdent JabberWokee is trying to remind themasses he is still president erect

  22. @Dave Bowman

    2024 will not be a replay of 2020; the ”Pandemic’ will not be an issue; many states are enacting laws that will cut down on the massive voter fraud of the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections; also Biden and Harris will have four years of screwing up the country; Harris will almost certainly be the Dem nominee and she will probably be the worst major party nominee in American history; Trump would be the best opponent for Harris but any GOP candidate would wipe the floor with Harris; in 2024 Dems wont have Trump or Covid to run against.

    • Replies: @gent
    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  23. @AceDeuce

    I’ve expiated to China, am married & debt-free with relatives back in Hungary, not ZOG. I was speaking on behalf of my generation more generally.

    • Troll: Trinity
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  24. I can make a case that America has been doomed since 1965, when LBJ opened the doors to the world and invaded Vietnam. Invade the world invite the world. Two insane strategies.

    • Agree: SafeNow
  25. gent says:
    @Max Maxwell

    many states are enacting laws that will cut down on the massive voter fraud of the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections

    Those laws will be challenged and if not struck down, will simply be ignored.

  26. AceDeuce says:
    @Supply and Demand

    Oh, that’s different.

    I’ll dance the czárdás on your grave.

  27. rgl says:

    “The America we grew up in is disappearing …” – Pat Buchanan.

    Thanks Pat, for some good news on this sunny Saturday morning.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  28. SafeNow says:

    “The America we grew up in is disappearing …” – Pat Buchanan.

    A bittersweet observation on May 15th, this being the 80th anniversary of the beginning of Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak. Americans were united; radio broadcasts everywhere interrupted regular programming to announce that Joe had gotten a hit.

    Anecdote: When Marilyn Monroe traveled to Korea to entertain the troops, she was greeted by a wildly enthusiastic reception. Returning home, she said to DiMaggio, “Joe, you have never heard such cheering.” Quietly, with typical dignity, DiMaggio replied: “Yes, I have.”

    • Replies: @Sean
  29. Sean says:
    @SafeNow

    Marylin in Korea; cheering and baseball bats of love.

  30. Voltara says:

    Ol’ “Mr. Paleo” is still reciting his lines in the fictional USA narrative.

    It’s not that the USA is becoming something new. It’s that it’s obvious now that it never was what it claimed to be. The curtain has been pulled back and the mob is cheering the brick wall

  31. RVBlake says:

    “Meanwhile, in Kabul, three bombs outside a high school killed 50 people and wounded scores more, many of them teenage girls — a portent of what may be coming when the Americans and allied troops are gone from the country by the 20th anniversary of 9/11.”

    That tears it – We need to stay another 20 years.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  32. tyrone says:

    Halcyon days or no halcyon days it’s all the same when you have a skull full of mush.

  33. Trinity says:
    @rgl

    Maybe you could thank, Pat. RePUKES like Pat and others were just as guilty of turning this country into shit as the democrats. Two wings of the same vulture. Of course they all enriched themselves while shitting on the working class, you know, the people who really earn a paycheck and don’t collect welfare like the politicians in Washington, Blacks, illegal invaders, and other nonwhites. Whites? Sure some game the system, many of them sit in Washington, but the vast majority of White Americans have or had to actually work for a living.

    • Replies: @rgl
  34. Trinity says:

    Remember the Dixiecrats, Pat was around back then. I wonder how many rePUKES called those old Dixiecrats “racist” and did their best to go along to get along with (((the establishment.)))

    hehe. Honest Joe was reaching across the aisle to those “racist” Dixiecrats. Now the rePUKES like to condemn Honest Joe for that one. Remember folks, “the democrats are the real racists” and the rePUKES are the party of Lincoln and MLK. bwah hahahaha.

  35. @Observator

    The regime in Thanatopolis DC is run by the Zionazi Fifth Column and assorted Sabbat Goy thieves and blackguards. It has nothing to do with the US populace, who they studiously ignore (see the Gilens and Page study). It is THEIR Government, not ‘yours’.

  36. @Max Maxwell

    Harris will be President. High amyloid count Bidet ain’t goin’ to make it.

    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
    , @rgl
  37. @Max Maxwell

    Trump CANNOT win again. The Deep State (ie the Real State) will not allow it twice. He’ll be killed or disabled if necessary.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  38. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    It will be worst for Democrats if Harris is President; anyone who has watched Harris and her stupid cackle when asked about serious issues knows she will be a disaster. Biden will probably announce after the 2022 midterms where Democrats will get trounced that he will not seek re-election; If Biden dies or becomes incapacitated and Harris becomes President she will a huge embarassment to Dems; there may even be an attempt by Dems to run an alternative to Harris.

  39. rgl says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    I think that that is the plan MM.

    Biden is removed, Harris steps in. The US then proclaims to the world – and it’s domestic audience – that the USSA at last, has a female-of-colour-president, so strike up the band, sing ‘We Are So Diversified’, and get out the Democrat vote.

    Can’t be progressive if you ain’t progressive, eh?

    Every four years the USSA has a ‘Stupid Contest’, and the winner gets to sit in the Big Chair for (four years) a while.

  40. rgl says:
    @Trinity

    Whites good, non-Whites bad.

    Yeah, I’ve heard this tired tale before. It’s a never-ending story …

  41. @Max Maxwell

    “Gomez–as I was saying–Amtrak Joe is going to fall off the wash rack while touring the new Amtrak yards in Bear Delaware and Kamala Harris will become President. One year later Kamala will meet with misfortune –hit by Amtrak going 450 Miles per hour through the wig wams in Baltimore. Hillary Clinton will then return to DC and Bill ( Lolita where—-Epstein who?) will be her Vice President and …” it was about here that I turned off Morticia to watch Fester’s new impersonation–of Mike Pompeo –lightbulb lighting in his mouth while balancing a bible on his head.

  42. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    The Chinese voting machines will prevent Trump from ever seizing power again. Thankfully Chairman Xi cares more about American democracy than Republicans do.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  43. Eventually Americans are going to get tired of the endless stream of illegal migrant brats coming; even those who are somewhat sympathetic to illegals; at some point the border will have to be sealed; Biden and Harris are sitting on a ticking time bomb; they better hope some illegal[s] dont comitt some heinous crime against an American or terrorists dont slip across the border; the facilities bursting at the seams with illegal migrant brats is a disaster waiting to happen.

  44. Jokem says:
    @RVBlake

    There are better ways to do what we are doing there.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  45. @Jokem

    Shoot, I forgot again — exactly what are “we” doing there?

    • Troll: Jokem
    • Replies: @Jokem
  46. #fraudsidentbiden isn’t worried. (((fake news))) has his back. The #gop remain cowards. The central American invasion continues unabated.

    Secession for Red States is the way forward.

  47. the facilities bursting at the seams with illegal migrant brats is a disaster waiting to happen.

    The families of these children should be considered unfit parents for sending their “children” unaccompanied across the border, and subject to arrest for child abuse if they ever cross the border. The family of any unaccompanied minors should also automatically be disqualified for green cards, citizenship, benefits, residency, etc…Maybe that would stop them from coming to the U.S.

    • Replies: @Max Maxwell
  48. Franz says:

    cybercriminals abroad can, with the flick of a switch, inflict such instant damage on the U.S. economy

    For over a century pipelines, railways and a whole lotta other things got along without cyber-anything, so don’t wax so much over the criminals. The whole idea of holding ourselves hostage to machines that are unreliable was the problem. The criminals saw an opportunity that we created.

    It’s time to get sane with this “paperless” and all-online nonsense. It has reached a point that we are just asking to get skinned by our own butterknives. We have to accept there are places where tech don’t belong, and operate them the old fashioned way — with humans we trust.

    It might catch on and lead to a massive era of human-controlled everything. About time too.

  49. @OilcanFloyd

    The people who support illegal immigration dont think the parents are wrong; they think we are wrong for not allowing them into the country legally; they consider the migrant parents heroes for sending their illegal offspring here for a better life; in 10-20 years we will have a new generation of ”dreamers” crying that they were brought here though some came on their own and we should give them citizenship; Biden is astute enough to know that Congress is not going to grant illegals amnesty; he doesnt even offer the false promises of border and workplace enforcement to make it palatable to Border control Republicans; the hope is that some future Congress will legalize the illegal rug rats and their parents.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  50. Are the Halcyon Days Over for Joe Biden?

    Always nice to drop in on Pat, get a fix of PaleoAmericana … innocent remarks about Sheik Jarrer and al-Aqsa … america’s greatest ally … sort of like when Americans wore lapel stickers saying I like Kike and voted in the hero of the Rhine Meadow Camps …

    Viewing Pat’s header I as a non-American was nonplussed as to when Joe’s halcyon days might have been, maybe Ukraine getting brown envelopes under the table … ?

    It reminded me for some unknown reason abt the psychobabble leading question, viz

    “When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife ?”

    Dunno why …

  51. Jokem says:
    @Greta Handel

    We are going after the people who were complicit in the attack on the two towers.

    • LOL: Greta Handel
  52. @Max Maxwell

    You shouldn’t have stolen half of Mexico, or kept Latin America in an Hell of poverty and inequality for 200 years. You made the scourge for your own backs. Nemesis. And many more to come.

  53. @Supply and Demand

    ‘Chinese’ voting machines? Please explain, as a famous Austfailian stateswoman once said.

  54. @Max Maxwell

    Harris is the great universal type-the talentless opportunist. Demon-crazy nears its apotheosis. The ruling psychopaths used, at least, to be talented, but today, all they need do is keep the Zionazi shekels flowing. It’s really, really, funny. The ‘Leadership of the Free World’ decided by competing factions of the ‘Jewish community’.

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