Is America Under the Thumb of a Shadow President?

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Those of us who have been paying attention since January of 2021 have all seen the ongoing deterioration of President Biden, and it's a matter of some concern for everyone, be they Left, Right, or center, that the man who supposedly sits at the levers of power in Washington is not all he should be. (I would argue that he's not even within shouting distance of where he should be.)

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The Messenger's Douglas MacKinnon is of the opinion that Joe Biden, in fact, isn't the guy who's really in charge.

With Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the political mix for the 2024 presidential election, there is nothing normal about our politics or this campaign season. Almost no question is too crazy to ask.

With that in mind, during a recent interview with The Daily Mail, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican candidate for president next year, said: “I think everybody questions who calls the shots in the White House since Biden’s cognitive health has declined.” Certainly, President Biden’s age — he’d be 86 at the end of a second term, if he wins — and potential for cognitive decline has become a factor as his presidency has continued. 

His doctor has proclaimed him healthy and capable of doing the job, but for those who do believe Biden has cognitive difficulties and that someone is behind him calling the shots, the list of “suspects” is short: former President Barack Obama, who famously sneered, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f— things up,” Biden’s former chief of staff, Ron Klain, or his the former head of domestic policy, Susan Rice. Both Klain and Rice have extensive experience working in government and in the White House.

My RedState colleague Sister Toldjah recently presented a couple of additional suspects.

Such was the case on Wednesday, when during the now-infamous clip of Biden losing it with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, a handler stepped in moments after Doocy began asking the Devon Archer speakerphone question — and proceeded to promptly take control of the situation… and Joe Biden.

Take a look at the video from a different angle than the one that has been widely shared and notice the woman who walks up not long after Doocy climbs the barricade and walks toward him. The very second Biden gives her the opportunity she steers him away and the supposed leader of the free world goes willingly along with her:

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I am (as always) skeptical. I don't think the Obamas are pulling any strings; they seem to be enjoying their relaxed post-presidency years too much, with Barack raking in huge speaking fees in between relaxing at one of their many luxurious homes. Why, with all that, would you want to be bothered with propping up old Joe Biden, especially since there seems to be little love lost between current and former President?

With all of the available evidence in hand, though, I think I have a fairly good idea of who is playing Edith Wilson to Joe Biden's Woodrow:  None other than the First Lady, "Dr." Jill Biden.

We can tell a lot about "Dr." Jill Biden's personality by her insistence on the doctoral title when most PhDs don't insist on that form of address. For example, some years back, I worked for one of the smartest men I've ever known, who had a PhD in industrial chemistry and insisted on being called simply "John." But Jill Biden uses that form regularly, even though her doctorate is in Education (an EdD, not a PhD).

Jill Biden is clearly the most likely candidate. Why? The Biden Administration's clear and present ineptitude. "Dr." Biden has never shown any particular competence, even in her supposedly chosen field. That explains volumes about this Dunning-Kruger presidency; the person who is supposed to be in charge doesn't know what's going on, and the person who is actually in charge doesn't know what she's doing.

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