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By Lee Williams

Joe Biden got lost in the bushes outside the White House Wednesday, after returning from a long weekend at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden walked right past a Secret Service agent who was pointing the right way and stumbled into the bushes until he saw a side door, which he had to open himself. The President of the United States does not open his own doors at the White House.


Biden’s declining cognitive skills have become blatantly obvious – fodder for late-night comics. He can’t complete a simple sentence unless he’s reading from a teleprompter. His handlers have tried to offer the excuse that Biden suffers from a stutter, but what’s wrong with Joe is far more serious than a speech impediment. Biden drifts off mid-sentence and appears to lose touch with reality.

It’s happening far too often for comfort.

The President has become a puppet, who has to be led – sometimes by the hand – to waiting news cameras, where he stumbles through speeches that someone else has obviously written.

So, who is pulling Biden’s strings?

In my humble opinion, in the Biden-Harris Administration’s war against our guns, former Obama national security advisor and UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, who now serves as Biden’s domestic policy advisor, is clearly calling the shots. Rice has a staunch anti-gun pedigree, coupled with direct access to Biden – and Obama – and the means and ability to orchestrate the war against our God-given, constitutional rights.

The evidence is everywhere.

The anti-gun forces love this woman. They were overjoyed when Biden appointed her as one of his closest advisors.

“Ambassador Susan Rice recognizes that gun violence is one of the most urgent threats facing our country, and through this appointment, President-elect Biden is continuing to build the strongest gun safety administration in history,” John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said in a statement heralding her appointment. “As Ambassador Rice said in our Demanding Women conversation this summer, ‘the American people want common-sense gun laws’ — and we’re excited to work with her to make that happen.”

“Ambassador Rice is committed to ending our gun violence epidemic, and she understands that COVID-19 has dramatically exacerbated our gun violence crisis,” Shannon Watts, leader of Moms Demand Action, said in the same statement. “Her appointment is proof positive that this administration is wasting no time in addressing the gun violence that takes 100 lives every day and wounds hundreds more. I know Ambassador Rice will be instrumental in helping tackle these dual public health crises.”

Extremist views

Rice’s anti-gun history is well documented.

In 2018, according to Everytown, then-Ambassador Rice signed a letter calling “gun violence” a national security threat. The letter called on officials to “ban assault weapons, mandate background checks and waiting periods, and raise the minimum age to purchase guns.”

In 2020, when she was one of several vice-presidential contenders, Rice told a live Twitter audience that “In the Obama-Biden administration, we implemented more than two dozen very important reforms that put curbs on access to guns, but we need legislation. We need Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats in control of the House and the Senate.”

Susan Rice
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Rice also claimed that because she grew up in the District of Columbia, which has some of the nation’s strictest anti-gun laws and the skyrocketing crime rates they produce, she had the expertise needed to make a good vice president.

In February 2021, according to a statement from the White House press office, Rice held a virtual meeting with the leaders of Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Giffords and Brady. To be clear, she met with the entire anti-gun lobby personally, without her boss.

“They discussed the ongoing public health crisis of gun violence in America, the historic increase in homicides across American cities last year, and commonsense steps that can be taken to make our communities safer such as closing background check loopholes, stopping the proliferation of unregulated and untraceable ‘ghost’ guns, and expanding community-based violence intervention programs,” the statement reads.

After the meeting, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that Rice, and of course Biden, would be “working on gun control policies over the coming weeks.” Psaki added that the White House and the anti-gun groups had “shared goals.”

Just this month, according to a White House statement, Rice met with Attorneys General from the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Washington state, Massachusetts and Connecticut, to discuss “policies and strategies for holding gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for wrongful conduct that contributes to the supply of firearms used to commit gun crimes.”

The group strategized about various methods they could use, such as state consumer-protection and nuisance lawsuits, for end-runs around the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce Act, which shields gun manufacturers from exactly the type of frivolous litigation Rice and the AGs discussed.

“As directed in the President’s gun crime reduction strategy, participants in the convening also discussed how we can hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for unlawful conduct while PLCAA is still the law of the land,” the statement reads.

“Attorneys general discussed the opportunity and barriers to using generally applicable state consumer protection and nuisance laws to take action against gun manufacturers and gun dealers under PLCAA’s predicate exception. They also discussed how state legislators could enact firearm-specific liability laws, like New York State’s new law, to potentially create new predicates allowing litigation to proceed under PLCAA.”

The unelected president

The country has seen powerful presidential advisors before, but it is highly unlikely that Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod or Jared Kushner ever told their bosses what to do. They offered advice, not marching orders.

The difference with Rice’s position is Biden’s declining mental health. I have no doubt that not only does Rice tell Joe what to say, she tells him where to stand and what to wear when he’s saying it. She has gone way past simply advising Biden, and has clearly taken personal charge of the war on our gun rights, and the role that her former boss, Barack Obama, plays in her decision making has yet to be fully revealed.

Biden head scratch
(Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)

That Rice is unelected to any office yet wields so much personal power should scare every American, regardless of their political party, especially since she has a history of extremist views, which our out of step with mainstream Americans.

To be clear, Rice has opened the White House doors – which Biden is sometimes lucky to find – to every anti-gun organization in the country, and has even allowed them to make major personnel decisions. How else do you think David Chipman was chosen to lead the ATF? Chipman was working for Giffords when Giffords met with Rice at the White House.

If you need further proof of Rice’s power, she just colluded with eight Attorneys General on how to circumvent federal law in order to put lawful gun makers out of business. The AGs are sworn to uphold the law, not find workarounds to suit their personal beliefs, yet none of them were held accountable for the conspiracy.

Regardless of which president Rice is truly serving – Biden or Obama – as long as she’s just a short walk from the Oval Office, our God-given, constitutional rights are in peril.

 

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58 COMMENTS

    • Minor IQ,

      Samuel Langhorne Clemens TRIED to school you (“Keep your mouth shut, and let people think you are stupid. Don’t open it and remove all doubt.”). That you were incapable of grasping his sage advice?? Of a piece with your (deliberate???) misreading of the Constitution.

      I used to think you were a partisan, lying hack. Then I entertained the idea that you actually WERE as asininely stupid as you appear to be.

      Now I’m learning to embrace the healing power of “and”.

      But, PLEASE, continue being a lying, partisan moron . . . it’s entertaining as hell.

  1. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brought the Orwellian “For The People Act”, a bill that amounts to a federal takeover of elections, to the floor >>>> at around 3:30 A.M. <<<<< after the Senate had concluded 15 hours of amendment votes on a $3.5 trillion budget resolution. In the dead of night, Schumer sought to pass the federal overhaul of elections by unanimous consent, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    In a roughly 15-minute back-and-forth, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tanked Schumer’s attempt to force the election bill through the Senate in the dead of night.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/ted-cruz-derails-democrats-late-night-push-to-pass-federal-election-takeover

  2. Words matter. Note the word Shannon Watts chose in her statement:

    “…gun violence that takes 100 lives every day and wounds hundreds more…”

    The word “injury” is used for general incidents not involving combatants. The word “wound” is used in war.

    • Yes Haz, the left controls the language and the narrative.

      How many times do conservatives still refer to them as “Liberals”?

      Liberal is from Liberty, which is synonymous with Freedom.

      What about Gun violence? Is that like car violence, or hammer violence?

      Or for that matter, refer to firearms as “weapons”?

      • They called themselves liberals for decades. The name stuck. It’s now associated with an ever expanding and more oppressive government and welfare state, rather than the original meaning which was for smaller government and freedom.

    • “Covered wounds heal faster than if left uncovered. Try BAND-AID® Brand Flexible Fabric Bandages,…”

      Stupid BandAid assholes using combatant-only war words on their products…..

    • I totally support ending the War on Drugs. And then we can begin to shoot drug users dead on site. When they rob, rape, steal, murder, break into or vandalize private property. Because drug users are unreliable people that no business wants to take a chance on hiring them. Which is why they steal to feed their habits in the first place. They just have to deal with the consequences of their actions. Freedom is messy.

      If drug users can figure out a way to feed their habit without violating civil rights of other people, then more power to them.

      • Which means the housing market and economy should crash in 3,2,1……….
        If they keep spending trillions on nonsense this will actually happen.
        Everyone’s getting their pork, didn’t Chucky get a tunnel or something?

  3. Yes. I mentioned this here long ago. Obama is the puppet master via Susan Rice.

    It was obvious during the lead up to the election that Biden would be nothing more than a puppet if he managed to “win” the election. My question is, what sort of thinking person would willingly elect unknown bureaucrats to run the country? Ironically, it’s the same people that are always screaming about Our Democracy! It’s almost like they aren’t sincere people.

  4. Susan Rice is a scum bag who should be barred from public office and appointed positions after the unmasking scandal during 2016. Period.

  5. “Joe Biden got lost in the bushes outside the White House Wednesday ”

    Joe Biden did not get lost in the bushes. He went into the bushes on purpose to see if there were any rights hiding in there he could trample on.

  6. avatar Joe “I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed” Biden

    Look. It’s really simple. We don’t derive our rights from the government. We possess them because we’re born. Period. And we yield them to a government.

    • Old Joe has a history of creepy awkward encounters with girls and young women and has a history of getting a little too close to them. For example, aside from your reference incident:

      * In February 2021 he told an Arizona nurse during a video conference that she looked “like a freshman” in college.

      * While Joe was vice president, in 2015 during Ash Carter’s swearing in ceremony as defense secretary Biden stood behind Carter’s wife and held her by her shoulders and occasionally whispered in her ear. And earlier that year, Biden whispered to the 13 year old daughter of Sen. Chris Coons and gave her a kiss on the head after swearing Coons in.

      * During Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign Lucy Flores claimed he grabbed her by the shoulders and kissed her hair during a Las Vegas campaign event in 2014. Days later three more women accused him of inappropriate contact. Biden released a video in which he promised to “be more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space.”

        • “Imagine how frustrated he is now being old and impotent!”

          Just ask my demented troll, he has personal experience in being impotent… 😉

    • I prefer Frosted Flakes. And yes, we are all doomed. From the minute we’re born we start the countdown to death.

      Exciting, ain’t it?

      • Life cereal. Consumed within that precious three-minute timeframe when the squares are beginning to soak up the milk, but aren’t yet soggy. And then there’s the treasure left over of all that Life-flavored milk in the bowl.

        Just like Mikey.

  7. Is this the Lee Williams that had a blog with a Florida Newspaper? I hope so, I kinda forgot about that, but liked his writing.

  8. Doesn’t seem like anyone is in charge of anything. POTUS is in full dementia mode, VP has been pushed off to the sidelines and told to shut up and stay, Congress is more worried about not hurting the feelings of a mentally ill 1% of the nation, the border swings wide, the military is filling its ranks with skull tattooed schizos and broken souls with daddy issues, the money printer keeps going brrrrrr, half the country is still flipping apeshit over a cold with a 99.8% survival rate as they stuff their faces with garbage and chug alcohol by the gallon without a hint of irony.

    It’s like everybody in the chain of responsibility just called it quits and we’re all waiting for China or extraterrestrials to just take it all off our hands.

    • If you shoot a politician do they glow red then disappear or do they turn into a lizard?
      The Invaders are in the Whitehouse. V

    • I agree. Incompetence reigns supreme. Don’t worry about a government crackdown or martial law. These jokers would figure out some way to screw it up. Anyone with any sense of humor, in the country or around the world, is laughing their heads off at these West Wing cosplayers. It’s tragic, yes, but it’s even funnier.

  9. ““Her appointment is proof positive that this administration is wasting no time in addressing the gun violence that takes 100 lives every day and wounds hundreds more.”

    Ok Shannon, but a look at the actual numbers shows that “gun violence” does not take 100 lives every day. Instead there are about 100 “gun deaths” each day. “gun deaths” and “gun violence” are not the same thing.

    I know numbers and concepts with more than two words are hard for you Shannon, but basically; “gun violence” is things like homicides and intentional attacks which cause death with guns. “gun deaths” are things like suicide and accident which cause deaths with guns.

    So lets put it another way simply, “gun violence” is violence committed with the use of a gun. Not all uses of a gun are violence, and not all violent uses of a gun are legally considered or reported as “gun violence”.

    Although you can say that “gun violence” can end in “gun deaths” you can not equate the two to mean the same thing because they aren’t.

    In 2019 U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia claimed there were 500 “gun violence” deaths per day which is 182,500 deaths per year from gun violence in the United States.

    But if the actual government data is examined (which is reported based upon four categories) there are 39,773 annual deaths related to firearms and that number includes all from “gun violence” and “gun deaths” collectively and not just “gun violence”. The number includes the four categories:

    * suicides (“gun death” by personal intentional choice)
    * accidents (“gun death” by accident and not violence)
    * homicides and intentional attacks (“gun violence”)
    * legally justified or excused homicides’ (because they are justified or excused legally they are not considered “gun violence” but rather “gun death” as a result of legally justified or excused gun use)

    To show the stupidity in your claims Shannon; Of that list over half are suicide (“gun death” by personal intentional choice – this is not “gun violence”) – and 15% were the result of homicides and intentional attacks (this is “gun violence”). This makes the number of “gun violence” deaths ~ 16 every day (based upon a 365 day year) and not 100. And if we go a little further we find that hundreds more are not wounded every day either.

    If we say that ALL of the 39,773 gun related deaths were due to “gun violence” that’s 108 per day but that’s not what is happening. If we give your theory the benefit of the doubt that all gun deaths are “gun violence” that’s not true either because suicides and accident and legally justified or excused homicides by gun are not reported in stats as “gun violence”

    • “And if we go a little further we find that hundreds more are not wounded every day either. ”

      should have been

      And if we go a little further we find that hundreds more are not wounded every day either. Further, if we dig deeper into the government data and start looking at individual cases specifics reporting stats we find that the number of legitimate self defense cases come to over 6,000 cases daily in the U.S. and that in most of those the bad guy did not die and was wounded so maybe this is where you get your “wounds hundreds more” so apparently you can’t count.

      So there ya go, you got what you wanted which was a reduction in “gun violence” from your 100 per day (and that other idiots 500 per day) to ~16 per day without any gun control and with just telling the truth, and as an added bonus the lives of ~ 6,000 people were saved today. You know those people, they are the ones you would rather die than have had the means to save their lives by gun defense.

  10. I still laugh everytime I hear the term “Gun Violence”. Sounds like guns are just shooting people at random. Based on the fact that the 13% commit at least 80% of “Gun Violence”, it would be logical to have a seperate and more secure safe for storage of all my black rifles and pistols. There that should make you feel safer. I am slightly overweight, I plan and throwing out all my forks and spoons. problem solved. Sorry, just thinking like a Democrat and omitting all logic and sense….

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