There is a legitimate fear that Biden is going to start a war that will be used as an excuse to shutdown the 2024 election. If that happens, America will be torn in half and its ability to wage war will founder. That is why we need to pay close attention to what is going on in Ukraine, Gaza, Yemen and Iran. One very smart political analyst (a new friend) wrote the following to me this morning:
Why did Biden remove the Houthis from the terror list and then at the slightest provocation attack them without giving himself the political cover? In my world it’s because he and the real people running this administration want to break down the barriers between the branches… undermine the structures that are supposed to stop this type of behavior.
It’s vandalism, pure and simple. The target here isn’t Iran or the Houthis or anyone else. The target is us.
I fear he is right. That said, Donald Trump is no longer a naive celebrity riding a wave of popularity. He is battle hardened and scarred. What the Democrats and the Trump haters do not understand is that their relentless attacks on him are making him stronger, not weaker. Trump’s refusal to curl up into a fetal position and cry for mercy is pissing them off and confounding them. I suspect Trump secretly hopes they do not stop because he understands that creates a viable path for him to return to the White House. Biden’s clumsy performance and destructive policies has rekindled a genuine longing for a return to the Trump era. We’ll see.