Gallup reports that 56% said they’re better off than in 2016!
They were the 10 words that demolished an incumbent president.
“Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
That question, asked by Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan during a debate with President Jimmy Carter 40 years ago — Oct. 28, 1980 — was answered days later with a landslide for the former California governor: 489 electoral votes.
According to Gallup, the same question yields hope for President Donald Trump now. In a September survey of registered voters, 56% said “yes,” they were better off than 2016. Intriguingly, that 56% is higher than 1984, 1992, 2004 and 2012, when Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were running for reelection.
All but the elder Bush were reelected (for some reason, President Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection isn’t included).
Americans say they’re better off
It turns out that the 2020 US presidential election is not between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as we have been told. It is not even between Donald Trump and The Committee, that shadow compact of left-wing actors who settle on Biden as the most acceptable face for their radical make-America-over agenda. Everyone who gives the matter a moment’s thought knows that a vote for Joe Biden is really just a proxy vote for Kamala Harris.
But last night, Fox News aired an extraordinary interview that Tucker Carlson conducted with Tony Bobulinski, a former naval officer who had been tapped by the Bidens, Hunter and Joe’s brother Jim, to be CEO of a financial company they were attempting to put together. Watch it here (unless YouTube has taken it down). What it shows is that the upcoming election is between America and the Chinese Communist party.
That may seem bald, or overstated, or melodramatic. In fact, it is the stranger-than-fiction truth. Bobulinski demonstrates, with copious contemporary documentation, that various Chinese entities, all of whom — like all things Chinese — are ultimately answerable to the party, have invested heavily in the Bidens via various business enterprises of Joe’s son Hunter. We are talking about tens of millions of dollars.
Why would they do this? To capitalize on the Biden name. That’s all that Hunter had to offer — it was, says Bobulinski, his ‘only qualification’ — but it was quite a lot: access to the Vice President of the United States, in the first instance, and now access to the man the polls keep telling us might be president. In short, influence peddling of the grossest and most spectacular kind.
When influence is peddled, obligations are incurred. When obligations are incurred, favors can be expected. When the favors are owed, directly or indirectly, to the Chinese Communist party, you want to be sure that the people in debt are not, you know, presiding over the government of the United States of America.
Bobulinski appeared on the scene as a complainant only because Adam Schiff decided to go on the record disparaging him as a Russian agent or source of Russian disinformation. As a patriotic American, Bobulinski objected and demand a retraction. No retraction was forthcoming, so he went to the press. ‘People were accusing my family of treason after I served this country and defended this country,’ he said. ‘I feel I have a patriotic duty to this country and to every American citizen.’
Most of the press, being wholly owned subsidiaries of the Democratic National Committee, violently disparaged his revelations where they did not studiously ignore them. As of early this morning, a search for ‘Bobulinski’ on the CNN site produced a search-not-found result. How odd!
So thank God for Tucker Carlson. During the course of his long interview, Bobulinski laid out the entire bizarre story of his association with the Bidens, including two face-to-face meetings with Joe Biden in the company of his brother and son. Every detail was carefully minuted. Bobulinski gave times and places, contemporaneous emails, texts, and other communications sent to him from the Bidens and their business partners.
Remember, Joe Biden has repeatedly denied ever talking to his son about his business dealings. He knew nothing about it, he said. That seemed highly improbable on its face. Bobulinski shows that it was an outright lie. Two communications stand out. In one, the equity stakes in the new company are broken out. The last item indicates that 10 percent will be held by ‘H’ —that’s ‘H’ for Hunter — for ‘the big guy’, which, along with ‘my Chairman’, is Hunterese for Joe Biden.
The second communication of note is the direction that everyone involved had to maintain ‘plausible deniability’ about Joe’s involvement. That, said Jim Biden, was all that would be necessary should Joe decide to run for president.
The Bidens thought they had insured such an alibi. Joe would just keep doing his Sergeant Schulz imitation — ‘I know nothing, nothing’ — and a complaint press would leave it at that. Their conspiracy of silence about Hunter’s ‘laptop from hell’ was impressive. Twitter shut down the Twitter feed of the New York Post, which broke the story. NPR wouldn’t cover it and explained that it would be a ‘waste’ of its viewers time. Facebook sharply limited dissemination of the story.
But now we have Tony Bobulinski, a no-nonsense, forthright guy who is angry and determined to clear his name. Bad move, Adam, of accusing him of being a Russian asset. And very bad move, Joe, in allowing various family members to hoover up all that cash while lying to the American people about your involvement in schemes to enrich yourself and your family by mortgaging your name to America’s primarily ideological enemy.