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The Biden Reelection Strategy

Joe Biden polls at or below 40 percent approval. Historically, such unpopularity has made it almost impossible for a president to be reelected.

His age advances by the hour. His voice falters, his memory fades, and his gait is reduced to short steps, with his arms, winglike and in tandem, offering balance.

Biden is not so much an octogenarian as an unhealthy and prematurely aging 80-year-old. It is America’s irony that he is fit for almost no other job in the country other than President, which apparently allows for a 3-day-a-week ceremonial role while others in the shadows run the country.

So how does Biden become renominated and reelected, as polls show he is behind in almost every critical swing state on nearly every issue?

Answer: not by campaigning, not by championing his record, and especially not by doubling down on his neo-socialist and now unpopular agendas.

Instead, his campaign is focused on four other strategies to beat Donald Trump.

First, left-wing local, state, and federal prosecutors are tying Trump up in court on crimes that have never been seen before and will never be again after the election. All the cases are politically motivated, with many coordinated with the White House.

Even if Trump is not convicted by blue-state prosecutors, in blue-state courtrooms, in front of blue-state juries, he will lose critical campaigning time.

Trump may end up paying out $1 billion in legal fees and fines. At 76, the monotonous days in court are designed to destroy him financially, physically, and mentally.

Biden and his operatives know that, in the long term, they may have fatally damaged the American legal system with such judicial sabotage. But short-term, they hope to destroy Trump before the ballots are cast.

Second, in his fourth year, Biden is suddenly selling government favors to special-interest voting blocs, or hoping to bring short-term relief to voters at the expense of long-term damage to the nation.

For elite college students and graduates, there are now billions of dollars in student-loan cancellations, despite a Supreme Court ruling declaring such targeted contractual amnesties illegal.

For consumers, before the election, Biden will likely drain the last drops from the critical Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gas prices—now sky-high due to his previous disastrous green policies.

If that is not enough, Biden has ordered Ukraine not to hit Russian oil facilities to avoid panic in the global petroleum markets before early and mail-in balloting begin.

Biden will quietly jawbone the Federal Reserve Bank to lower interest rates and reinflate the economy, despite his own creation of hyperinflation that caused interest rates to rise in the first place.

He will pander to Arab-American voters in swing-state Michigan by cutting arms deliveries to Israel, even as it seeks to destroy the killers of October 7.

And if that mollification is not sufficient to win Michigan, he will suddenly slap higher tariffs on imported Chinese electrical vehicles to win back apostate union auto workers.

Three, the left learned after 2016 that the only way to beat Trump is to change the way Americans vote.

So under the cover of the COVID-19 lockdown, the left sued in critical states to reduce Election Day to a mere construct, while 70 percent of voters mailed in their ballots or voted by early, rolling balloting over many weeks.

The key was the inability to fully authenticate votes, given the old practice of showing up on Election Day and presenting an ID was declared “racist.”

Four, Biden, as he did in 2020, will outsource his campaign to the media, 95 percent of which is left-wing. Talking televised heads will claim Biden is “sharp as a knife” while focusing on Trump’s tweets, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, and lurid but irrelevant testimonies that permeate Trump’s court appearances.

Trump will continue to hold weekend-long, massive 100,000-person rallies, even in blue states. Meanwhile, Biden’s fixers in the media, administrative state, and legal community will counter that even with no crowds and no campaigning, Biden can win through 24/7 nonstop “October Surprises”—all summer long.

So expect more false “Russian collusion,” “laptop disinformation,” and “January 6 insurrection” hoaxes and their new replacements designed to smother the airwaves with salacious scandals nonstop.

Biden’s fading tenure is similar to the last sad months of Woodrow Wilson’s second term, when in 1919-20, the country was assured that a bedridden president was somehow hard at work, even as his wife, doctors, and handlers kept everyone else away.

Biden’s keepers do not seem to care about the president’s own failing health or his dismal polls. They discount his rare, anemic, and disastrous public appearances. They laugh off the huge Trump rallies. And they certainly could care less about the bad optics of pandering to special interests at the expense of the country or the damage done to the American legal and balloting systems.

Instead, Bidenites believe they can reelect an unhealthy, unpopular, and unsuccessful president by any means necessary.

And they may be right.

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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is an American military historian, columnist, a former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He has been a visiting professor at Hillsdale College since 2004, and is the 2023 Giles O'Malley Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush, and the Bradley Prize in 2008. Hanson is also a farmer (growing almonds on a family farm in Selma, California) and a critic of social trends related to farming and agrarianism. He is the author of the just released New York Times best seller, The End of Everything: How Wars Descend into Annihilation, published by Basic Books on May 7, 2024, as well as the recent  The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, The Case for Trump, and The Dying Citizen.

Photo: US President Joe Biden speaks at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 15, 2024. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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  1. Avatar for task task says:

    Of course all of what VDH predicts requires an uneducated public but even that may not be enough for a Democratic victory. Consequently that’s where the business of fraud will come into play and a massive infusion of votes from nursing homes, Seven-Eleven convenience stores, empty lots, pseudo addresses, temporarily changed addresses, temporarily changed inactive to active voters and back again, and people who moved and had their mail forwarded, will be used for the political coup designed to create an illusion of a democratic election of the people, by the people and for the people.

    This election, like the last election, will be based on the business of producing votes and that is what Democrats do well and bewildered Republicans neither understand or can get a court to examine evidence of any claimed fraud, no matter how widespread and massive, until months after election day. Democrats and their attorneys know this and count on it. They will gather the early votes and have a bunch of illegal ballots already sitting and waiting to be cast on election day (or during the week after) based on the number of Republicans voting on that day if their vote tally creates a majority. Then they will generate a pseudo event, as they did in 2020, in five targeted swing states, and use the time to gather all those illegal ballots and find a way to make a drop, such as was done in Fulton County, GA, which claimed a water main leak, or in Maricopa County where almost anything allowed the system to slow down as votes magically appeared. Has this been adequately addressed by opposition candidates? Many candidates, plus much of the public and the media, are still under the delusional impression that since most courts refused to allow lawsuits to go forward to illuminate a gargantuan theft, which occurred in the 2020 presidential election, that it did not exist. Nothing, other than possibly the Covid-19 prevention, treatment and vaccination protocols has made it more ostentatiously obvious that a mega fraud, which was so blatant, it fails, to this very day, to explain what is statistically impossible to ignore unless done so willfully and en masse.

    How was it possible for 160 million ballots to be counted when only 169 million people were registered to vote? I did not say eligible to vote. There is a difference. You cannot vote unless you are registered just like you cannot drive a car, despite being eligible to drive, unless you first acquire a license to drive. It is statistically impossible for 95% of the registered voters to have voted nationally in 2020. Wisconsin had the greatest number of registered voters vote. Eight-two percent voted. Most states had far, far less. It should be obvious that millions of ballots that were counted in 2020 could not possibly be legitimate. Now what are we going to do about a repeat in 2024?

  2. Those who steal presidential elections don’t lose subsequent “elections”. This November will be a sad and disgraceful time for this country.

    One other thought: the left continually wins through a by-any-means-necessary mentality. Our survival–if that is what we truly desire–must employ that same mentality. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.

  3. When it comes to federal bureaucracy doing its part to help Biden, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is right there front and center. The April CPI results were published yesterday, and if awards were given out, should receive the Best Fiction Award of a Governmental Agency.

    According to the BLS, the consumer price index fell .01 percent month on month from the March print. According to the BLS, grocery prices actually declined 0.2 percent since last month. DECLINED? I want to know where they are shopping. I want to make that my main store! Of course, they also do not tell the American people they changed their “basket of goods” tracked in coming up with the fictitious numbers. One thing I know that was taken out of the basket from March (and EVERY MONTH prior) was coffee. Why? Because dear heart, coffee prices are rising. Chocolate was taken out a few months ago-----again because the price of chocolate is going through the roof.

    One thing I’ll give the bureaucrats, and that is their ability to lie with aplomb. Another whopper is the BLS claim that grocery prices have only risen by 2.2 percent year-over-year. I don’t know about you, but the amount I spend on groceries is up over 50 percent from what I paid a year ago.

    The wife and I live on a fixed income. It’s a pretty decent fixed income, I’ll admit, but it is fixed none-the-less. We both have tracked our spending on a spreadsheet for years. Here’s what I can tell you----
    We don’t have a mortgage and of three cars, only one isn’t paid for yet. But we bought it at a finance rate of 3.2 percent. We only eat out a couple of times per month. We haven’t been to a movie in years. With all of that said, our purchasing power has declined by 25 percent since Biden took office. Where we had a very nice amount of unspent money each month, I’m now looking to see where I can cut expenses so we don’t have to begin dipping into our savings to meet the monthly requirements.

    Everything has gone up—water, sanitation, electricity, home and car insurance, property taxes, gasoline-----you name it, it’s waayyy up.

    But with a fictitious CPI print, Biden and his media fellow travelers can now claim that his plan is working! Inflation is going down! And many will buy it.

    For those of you that like charts—here’s the April CPI. Enjoy the fiction.
    https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

  4. 100% correct, every last word. They’ve been engaging in this smoke and mirror campaign for decades. It’s just become more brazen in the last three years. If you use the original “basket” you’d get an inflation number in the mid teens, not the 3% they’d like you to believe. Same with employment numbers, etc. They’ve really gone to the Goebell’s model for lying.

  5. Avatar for task task says:

    Goebbels seems like Honest Abe by comparison. This is the same way that they determine global warming data. Anything they can use to skew the numbers to create lies, damn lies and statistics they do with not a modicum of guilt.

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