We’ve heard the word since Donald Trump ran for the presidency. “Collusion.”
Supposedly, Trump was colluding with the Russians, and the left and media keep up the shrieking drumbeat even after the Mueller report–called to investigate collusion–found… um, no collusion. None. It was the most classic example of fake news.
Have you ever heard the “gaslighting” truism that “people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves” (Psychology Today)?
So while President Trump never ‘colluded’ with Russia or anyone other than hard working Americans, Joe Biden is running smack into hard, admitted collusion with foreign leaders. But he’s keeping WHO a secret.
Consider Biden’s recent boast, as reported in Politico, that “I get calls from people all over the world — world leaders are calling me — and they’re almost begging me to do this, to save the country, save the world.”
Level with us, ‘Lunchbucket Joe,’ Who? What foreign leaders don’t like a tougher America on trade, and against terrorism and against our avowed enemies?
Who was it, Joe?
Any of these, Joe? These are some of the countries and terror groups who are desperate to reverse course to the Obama ‘easy on our enemies, tough on our friends’ policies. Say it ain’t so!
Basically, this sounds like Biden’s boss, President Obama, who begged Russian dictator Medvedev in 2012 for more time to surrender our missile defenses, saying “this is my last election… after my election I will have more flexibility.” Medvedev replied in ‘Godfather’-like fashion, “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” That’s colluding with a foreign power. So too was Senator Ted Kennedy’s infamous collusion with the Soviet Union’s dread KGB to try to defeat President Reagan in 1984. If Biden isn’t doing the same today, he must prove it and at least release the full list of foreign leaders that begged him to run–and what favors and actions they asked of him or he promised.
Who wants America to again be weak? To again ignore terror organizations? To again let international waters be stolen and militarized? To again ignore nuclear weapons and ICBM development in rogue states? To finally eliminate America’s borders? To weaken our military? To betray our enemies and befriend our sworn enemies? To offer encouragement and a blind eye to gangs and state actors who smuggle into America all the drugs, weapons and terrorists they can? To sell more uranium to our enemies? To give Iran more billions in airplanes full of cash? To cease supporting freedom around the world in the never-ending struggle with totalitarianism? To cease supporting Israel, the only democracy in the middle east in their battle against terrorism and antisemitism? To cease supporting the sovereignty of nations and 400 years of freedom of the seas in the South China Sea? Who profits from reversing course on these and many more critical issues?
Now who’s colluding, Joe?
This, after President Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry met with Iranian dictators, advising them to ‘wait out’ President Trump at which time their worldwide reign of terror and nuclear weapons could resume at warp speed. President Trump described it best in this 2018 Tweet: “John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!”
Joe, are you colluding with John Kerry and the butchers in Tehran? With Hillary and her friends in Russia? With Maduro in Venezuela?
Please, Joe, tell us what world leaders begged you to run for president.
So, back to “gaslighting.” It seems that Biden, not silent in the relentless and fake-news attacks on the president of the United States, is not silent in his ‘crying wolf’ that Trump, not himself is the colluder, and fits the definition of “accusing you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves.”
“Lunchbucket Joe?” Maybe “Colluding Joe” or “Gaslight Joe.” Take your pick.
Art Harman is the President of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration. He was the Legislative Director and foreign policy advisor for Rep. Stockman (R-Texas) in the 113th Congress, and is a veteran policy analyst and grass-roots political expert. His expertise includes foreign relations, border security/amnesty, national security, transportation, foreign broadcasting and NASA/space policy.
Mr. Harman developed the strategy to kill the 2013 Senate “gang of eight” amnesty bill as violating the Constitution’s Origination Clause, and provided policy advice to the Trump campaign, transition and the White House. He wrote what became the ‘bible’ for post-Brexit trade relations which was introduced in 2016 by Sen. Mike Lee as S. 3123, the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act. Harman is a frequent guest on radio shows on key policy issues, and is an expert fine-arts photographer.