Several Republicans previously believed that President Joe Biden’s domestic, energy, and economic policies — most of which have had disastrous results — were simply the result of bad judgment or alleged incoherence.
But now, after taking full measure of rising inflation, sky-high gasoline and diesel prices, a baby formula shortage and record numbers of illegal migrants flooding into the country, Republicans have reached to a different conclusion: The policies are designed to intentionally change the nature of the American republic, and that is the message they plan to spread and take into the November midterm elections.
Just the News’ John Solomon notes:
Rep. Jim Jordan is never one to mince words. So when asked why President Joe Biden was willing to risk children losing their federally subsidized school lunches just to force schools to adopt new LGBTQ-plus agendas, the Ohio Republican gave a razor sharp answer.
“It makes no sense,” Jordan told Just the News during an interview Friday on the John Solomon Reports podcast. “That tells you this is intentional.”
After more than a year of attacking Biden as a commander in chief who is bumbling, incompetent, prone to foot-in-mouth, rambling until he is lost, and mentally challenged, Republicans have changed tack as they head into crucial midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
Now, the most unpopular features of the current American scene — high gas and food prices, transgender mandates and the open border among them — are relentlessly painted as part of the president’s and Democrats’ deliberate policies.
“The wide-open ‘border’ is no accident,” columnist and London Center fellow Deroy Murdock in a Memorial Day weekend column. “It is deliberate. This is not a sign of incompetence. It is a reflection of [BIden’s] relentless, intentional destruction of the southern ‘frontier.'”
As for ever-rising gas and diesel prices, following Biden’s cancellation of drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and his blocking of new energy exploration in an oil-rich region of Alaska, oil prices have risen daily for most of the past two weeks.
Former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman had a short explanation for the outcome.
“It’s intentional,” Liz Harrington declared.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise noted in a recent statement that Biden approved a pipeline for Russia but blocked one for America.
“It’s not that he’s against all pipelines,” Scalise noted. “As my colleagues have pointed out, he approved Russia’s pipeline, the Nord Stream 2, which builds on top of the Nord Stream 1, which was already supplying Russian oil to parts of Europe. We could have been there to provide all of the oil and gas that Europe needs. And instead, Biden turned off the spigots here and sent leverage to Putin.”
But Biden’s not fooling anyone, Scalise suspects. “People get this,” he said.
“As [GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik] said, ‘The American people are smarter than Joe Biden gives them credit for.’ They know it’s Biden’s policies — anti-American energy policies — that have led to this skyrocketing sticker shock at the pump, where it costs over $150, in some cases, to fill your car,” Scalise added.
When Republicans first suggested Biden’s energy plan was to force Americans into clean energy and electric cars, it got labeled by the mainstream media as a conspiracy theory. But then Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both made statements suggesting high prices were part of an intentional transition.
“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels,” the president during a trip to Tokyo late last month.
Harris doubled down on the ‘conspiracy.’
“Our transportation sector has reached a turning point,” she recently. “We are all in the midst of a turning point. We have the technology to transition to a zero-emission fleet. Our administration — together, all of us — is working to make that possibility a reality.”
Jordan said in his Friday interview he believes Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other members of the Biden administration intentionally claimed that inflation was “transitory” in order push through major spending packages Democrats wanted, regardless of the consequences to the economy.
“Janet Yellen said this week, ‘We were surprised that we had this kind of inflation. We didn’t really see it coming,'” Jordan said. “And I’m like, how could you not see it coming? You spent like crazy. You paid people not to work, and you drove up the cost of energy.
“And somehow you’re surprised that we now have a record inflation level. There’s no way she’s that stupid. So for her to say that just sort of reinforces what I’ve long now believed … this is intentional.”