The heat continues to rise for Joe Biden, and the source is no longer just Republicans. Democrats and their liberals in the media have begun to question both the president’s story as it relates to the shady dealings of his family with foreign agents and the viability of his campaign heading into an election year.
As readers of New Conservative Post know, Republicans for the past year have been investigating Hunter Biden’s selling of influence to oligarchs and businesses all over the world. Stemming from the “laptop from Hell,” the GOP House has shown time and again that the president’s family, including his brother and daughter-in-law, received tens of thousands, and potentially millions, from foreign agents while Joe served as vice president under Barack Obama.
For Republicans, the evidence was apparent.
On the latest episode of his podcast, The McCarthy Report, National Review Institute fellow Andy McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, discussed the recent reveal that money from China went directly into Joe Biden’s bank account.
“It’s 10 percent for the big guy,” he said.
“I can’t see any other way of looking at this,” he continued, “except to say that Joe Biden, as it turns out, is what they accused Donald Trump of being: He is a clandestine agent who’s been well paid by a hostile foreign power.”
Addressing what makes someone “a clandestine agent,” he explained: “That you’re doing work for a foreign government and not disclosing what your status is or the fact that you’re doing it.”
He added, “I don’t know what more to say about it. CEFC, this outfit that Biden was courting, it turns out according to James Comer’s committee’s report that came out in the last few days, it’s an arm of the Xi regime and the Chinese Communist government. There’s no mystery about that.”
Now, liberal media is joining the bandwagon of accepting the obvious.
Over the weekend, “a Politico review of recent congressional testimony and exhibits, along with court filings and media reports, casts doubt on several statements made by Biden and his representatives.
They include the president’s claim that he has never discussed his relatives’ business dealings with anyone and his suggestion that the appearance of emails apparently belonging to his son was the result of a Russian plot, as well as Biden’s denials that his son made money from China and that his relatives have profited off of the Biden name.
Republicans, meanwhile, have turned up no proof for the claims of Biden’s most zealous detractors: that he took official actions on account of his relatives’ business dealings. And as for the Cafe Milano dinner, there is no indication that Joe Biden discussed business or offered favors to the energy executive that night.
But, as with so much else related to the Hunter Biden affair, the president’s reliance on sweeping denials that end up being called into question by others has allowed the controversy to fester for years.”
Now, as more and more liberals come to accept that Joe Biden is likely a corrupt old politician who spent five decades in Washington instead of the story they spun claiming he was an experienced statesman trying to save the country, Democrats are again calling for the president to not seek re-election.
Leading the charge is David Axelrod, who served as Barack Obama’s adviser. On Sunday, noted The Hill, “Axelrod, in the wake of a new poll showing Biden trailing former President Trump in key swing states, said Biden needs to decide if it’s wise to continue his run. The poll found Biden trailing Trump in five out of six battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
When questioned about his comments Monday, Axelrod told CNN that its a good time for Biden to check if he should keep up his campaign. Sunday marked one year before the election.
‘As I’ve said for like a couple years now, the issue’s not — for him is not political, its actuarial. You can see that in this poll and there’s just a lot of concern about the age issue, and that is something I think he needs to ponder. Just do a check and say, Is this the right thing to do?’ Axelrod said.
“Is this the best path? I suspect that he will say yes, but time is fleeting here, and this is probably the last moment for him to do that check, and it’s probably good if he does,” the Obama alum added.”
The aforementioned poll is truly devastating for the White House. The New York Times reported that “President Biden is trailing Donald J. Trump in five of the six most important battleground states one year before the 2024 election, suffering from enormous doubts about his age and deep dissatisfaction over his handling of the economy and a host of other issues, new polls by The New York Times and Siena College have found.
The results show Mr. Biden losing to Mr. Trump, his likeliest Republican rival, by margins of four to 10 percentage points among registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden is ahead only in Wisconsin, by two percentage points, the poll found.
Across the six battlegrounds — all of which Mr. Biden carried in 2020 — the president trails by an average of 48 to 44 percent.
Discontent pulsates throughout the Times/Siena poll, with a majority of voters saying Mr. Biden’s policies have personally hurt them. The survey also reveals the extent to which the multiracial and multigenerational coalition that elected Mr. Biden is fraying. Demographic groups that backed Mr. Biden by landslide margins in 2020 are now far more closely contested, as two-thirds of the electorate sees the country moving in the wrong direction.”
Biden’s lead among young voters has disappeared as more and more come to grips with “Bidenomics.” He only leads Trump among those under the age of 30 by one percentage point. His advantage among Hispanic voters, another strong Democratic cohort, has decreased to single digits.
In urban areas, another Democratic stronghold in the electorate, the president’s lead is only half of Mr. Trump’s lead in rural regions. Although women still favor Mr. Biden, men prefer Mr. Trump by a margin twice as large, reversing the gender advantage that Democrats have had in recent years.
Furthermore, Black voters, who have propelled Biden to victory in the Democratic primary in 2016, are walking away from the Democrats. The poll showed that 22 percent support Trump, a level that has not been seen for a Republican in modern presidential politics.
The one bright spot for the Biden campaign came in the way the numbers shifted if Trump is convicted in one of the 94 counts of criminal charges against him.
(NY Times/ Siena Poll)
A conviction turns Trump from the favorite in 2024 to having very little chance.
NV: Trump +11 -> Biden +12
AZ: Trump +5 -> Biden +5
GA: Trump +6 -> Biden +12
MI: Trump +5 -> Biden +12
PA: Trump +4 -> Biden +4
WI: Biden +2 -> Biden +14
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 6, 2023
The poll also revealed that Ron DeSantis would easily beat Biden, as well.
🇺🇲 2024 GE: NYT/Siena Research poll (A+)
DeSantis 48% (+4)
DeSantis 47% (+4)
DeSantis 46% (+4)
DeSantis 45% (+4)
DeSantis 45% (+1)
Biden 44% (+1)
DeSantis 43% https://t.co/aC6j6hbeyx pic.twitter.com/1dNv4nPe6r
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 6, 2023
The biggest blowout, however, came when voters were asked to choose between the president and Nikki Haley.
🇺🇲 2024 GE: NYT/Siena Research poll (A+), among likely voters.
Haley 53% (+14)
Haley 49% (+10)
Haley 46% (+10)
Haley 46% (+9)
Haley 46% (+9)
Haley 45% (+5)… pic.twitter.com/tFZ9Kkq9Jl
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 6, 2023