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Biden Shreds Civic Trust In Mad Dash To Midterms

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Abusing Power To Cling To Office

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so the Biden administration seems to believe. With the November midterms fast approaching, the White House unveiled two stunningly political moves this week aimed at juicing their electoral chances.

In a desperate ploy to temporarily lower gas prices, Biden tapped the emergency Northeast Gasoline Reserve to release a meager 1 million barrels. This trivial amount will barely dent prices, but provides Biden rhetorical cover to claim he’s helping families save at the pump this summer.

Even more alarming, court docs revealed the FBI was authorized to use deadly force in their courageous raid of former President Trump’s home. This astonishing and dangerous escalation raises deeply troubling questions about Biden’s weaponization of law enforcement against political rivals.

With these reckless steps, Biden reveals a struggling candidate desperately employing government resources for electoral gain. Stoking divisions through inflammatory raids while trying to manipulate gas prices smack of Machiavellian politics, not ethical leadership.

Biden is deepening cracks in the democracy, not healing them. His scorched-earth approach fans hatreds rather than calming tensions. It’s the kind of self-destructive conduct unbecoming of the office that may haunt Biden’s legacy long after he departs the political stage.

Biden Desperate Moves Was MVP Of The Week

The Biden administration’s desperation was on full display this week with two politically-charged decisions made seemingly to help their chances in the upcoming November elections. 

First, in a move clearly aimed at temporarily lowering gas prices, Biden announced the sale of 1 million barrels of gasoline from the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve. While likely to provide little real relief to consumers, this symbolic move gave Biden cover to claim he is helping families save money at the pump this summer.

On the gas reserve sale, the Biden administration explicitly stated the goal was keeping prices low over the summer ahead of the election. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a loyal Biden servant, grandly declared the move “laser-focused on lowering prices” when families need it most.

In reality, this meager drawdown represents barely a few hours of America’s daily gasoline consumption. Industry experts agree it is a token political gesture unlikely to meaningfully affect prices. 

All the while, Biden continues hampering domestic energy production with short-sighted policies in obedience to extreme environmental activists.

Republican critics understandably slammed this as a desperate ploy to buy votes. Biden has already tried massive federal spending and student loan handouts for political gain. Now he raids emergency reserves, putting energy security at risk solely to create a temporary illusion of relief from high gas prices.

The president has consistently subjugated prudent energy policy to political calculations. He is now bribing voters with their own fuel reserves while dangerously depleting supplies entering hurricane season. This shortsighted strategy prioritizes votes over preparation for inevitable supply shocks.

Experts have noted this trivial release equals just a single day’s worth of gasoline consumption in the US. This nominal volume will barely register as a blip in prices at the pump. It is a transparent ploy to deliver negligible temporary relief while distracting voters from Biden’s role in reducing domestic energy production.

Prices at the pump have skyrocketed under Biden, up over 50% since he entered office. His administration blames Russia, and corporate greed, but failed policies are clearly the culprit. Biden reversed course from the successful “drill baby drill” approach.

Moreover, Biden is highly unlikely to change course even if this release fails to lower prices. His unwavering commitment to the environmental left’s anti-fossil fuel agenda precludes embracing domestic drilling. Voters can see through this desperate pre-election bait and switch.

Trump Calls Biden Out As Unfit After House Raid

More disturbingly, court documents revealed the astonishing decision to authorize the potential use of deadly force during the outrageous FBI raid of former President Trump’s home. 

This unnecessary and dangerous order raises deeply troubling questions about the overreach of Biden’s Department of Justice in their unprecedented persecution of the leading figure of the Republican opposition.

“The FBI followed standard protocol in this search as we do for all search warrants, which includes a standard policy statement limiting the use of deadly force. No one ordered additional steps to be taken and there was no departure from the norm in this matter,” the FBI told Fox News in a statement Tuesday.

Imagine armed FBI agents authorized to kill at the home of a former US President over a documents dispute. This chilling abuse of power raises grave concerns about Biden’s mental fitness for office and the state of American democracy under his leadership.

While the Biden White House claims the deadly force order followed normal protocols, experts and commentators expressed alarm. Trump himself declared Biden a serious threat to democracy over this frightening revelation.

For an investigation into mere documents, potentially violent raid tactics were entirely unnecessary and unjustified. It builds on earlier reports of FBI abuses like denying Trump lawyers access during the search.

This crossed yet another dangerous line showing Biden’s hostility toward political opposition and hunger to weaponize federal law enforcement against rivals. It is the kind of partisan authoritarian behavior expected under third-world dictators, not American Presidents.

Raiding a former President’s home was already an outrageous and unprecedented act. The documents in question were voluntarily handed over previously and a more measured approach could have resolved disputes. 

Violence should never have entered the equation. This raid represented a dramatic escalation by a clearly panicked Biden administration desperate to bring Trump down as the 2024 election looms.

Tellingly, Biden himself claims to have been unaware of raid plans. This implausible denial suggests even he understood the shocking nature of violent FBI agents ransacking a former President’s home.

The deadly force decision exemplifies the poor judgment and ethical decay under Biden’s leadership. The nation already faces grave threats from record illegal immigration, rising crime, and soaring inflation under this failing President. 

Weaponizing law enforcement against political rivals only adds constitutional crisis onto Biden’s multiplying disasters.

“WOW! I just came out of the Biden Witch Hunt Trial in Manhattan, the ‘Icebox,’ and was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE,” Trump posted on his Truth Social. “NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY.”

Trump added, “HE IS MENTALLY UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE — 25TH AMENDMENT!” 

Experts Slam Biden’s Gas Reserves Plan As Token Political Gesture

With these reckless steps to manipulate gas prices lower temporarily and violently escalate persecution of Trump, Biden reveals his weakening political standing. It is the mark of a struggling candidate desperately employing government resources for electoral gain through empty symbolic gestures and demonizing opponents.

Previous Presidents have understood the importance of uniting the country and pursuing the common good rather than dividing for political advantage. Under Biden, the dignity of the office has eroded considerably.

The President sets the tone for public discourse and shapes the national mood. Biden’s scorched-earth approach fans the flames of division and distrust in our institutions. First the deadly force order, next what other powers might an increasingly authoritarian Biden abuse to maintain his grip on power should voters reject his disastrous leadership?

This menacing mindset explains the obsession with silencing opposition voices from social media companies to now armed FBI agents. As Biden’s failures mount, he resorts to ever more alarming measures against critics, including his direct predecessor and potential challenger for the White House in 2024.

Raiding and demonizing Trump may thrill the most rabid elements of the Democrat base in the short term. But most Americans will recoil at this unwise escalation. The use of deadly weapons against political adversaries is the hallmark of repressive dictatorships, not the world’s leading constitutional democracy America aspires to be.

With political pressure rising, Biden is only accelerating his own downward spiral. This raid instantly elevated Trump in the eyes of the Republican grassroots. Nothing unites conservatives more powerfully than attacks by federal authorities with deadly arms against their champions.

Wise leadership calms tensions and avoids fueling dangerous divisions, even in times of heated debate. Biden’s desperate machinations aiming to manipulate gas prices for votes while violently escalating persecution of Trump represent the opposite.

A house divided against itself cannot stand, Lincoln famously warned. Biden is deepening divisions drastically in ways that may take generations to heal long after he departs the political stage. This short-sighted and self-destructive conduct unbecoming of the presidency itself may be Biden’s most damaging legacy of all.

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