The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And let us catch up as the week is winding down, a lot happening. President Joe Biden has jetted off to Europe. You’ve probably seen some of the images him with Pope John… oh Pope John… Pope Francis. And also then he’s off to Scotland this weekend. A bunch of trips.
Now it looks like there is things happening, but I have to tell you, it’s not looking good. I would say this that the Biden presidency is pretty much over now. I know that’s crazy to say, and I’m being a little bit hyperbolic. I’m exaggerating a bit, but we will get to that in a moment. I think all of the fundamentals now are totally, totally out from under President Joe Biden. And I don’t know how he recovers. I don’t see a path to him recovering. And we’ll get to that in a moment.
Also, today we will have an opportunity, very unique opportunity. We’ll talk with Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff to the President United States. We’ll talk with him about his new book, which is called The Chief’s Chief. The Chief’s Chief by Mark Meadows, and see what he has to say on everything. And we’ll also talk with a man named Paul du Quenoy, Paul du Quenoy, who is talking about academia and what’s happening there and how the wokeness is damaging and what do you to fight back. We got all that.
Now let me start with what you need to know. By the way, please visit proamericareport.com and you’ll find out a way to sign up for my daily email comes Monday through Friday. The WYNK, what you need to know, the daily email goes out at 08:00 A.m. East Coast Time 05:00 A.m. Pacific Time. Gives you a few links, a few stories, a few key things and tells you what you need to know for the day. I hope you’ll go to proamericareport.com and sign up there. Also, you can get lots of these great interviews we do and listen again.
What do you need to know today? Well, as this week’s winding down, we have a wounded President, President Joe Biden. At this point, he has stumbled in Afghanistan. He has stumbled with the supply chain. He has stumbled with inflation. He stumbled with the gasoline prices. He has stumbled and stumbled. But what he thought was his main advantage was the ability to get his Democrat colleagues in the Congress to pass his big priorities. Two of them – infrastructure and the other a massive spending package that would sort of do lots of social welfare stuff, paid leave, direct payments to poor people, all this stuff, it’s all falling apart.
But here’s what you need to know. When Joe Biden held a Press conference on Thursday afternoon and said, yeah, we got a deal. And within moments, the Democrats were saying, there’s no deal. The Progressives were saying, we don’t have a deal. And the moderates was saying, it doesn’t look like a deal to me. And everybody said we’re not going to do anything until next week.
It was a gamble that if you know, politics, it smacks of desperation. It actually is wishful thinking. And the reporting on it now is that as soon as Biden announced, we have a deal, his cabinet secretaries were calling all these different groups and saying, It’s got to be a deal. You got to do it. You got to do it. And it looks like it’s actually going to… let me say it this way. It looks like the most likely scenario now is Biden gets some kind of infrastructure, some roads and bridges and things, but nothing of the other, which is really, really, really crazy to say out loud.
And on Tuesday, next Tuesday in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where I live, you’re going to see a Republican win for governor. And that’s going to be the end of the Biden agenda. The Biden presidency will effectively be over. And you will then see all the Democrats jumping ship, some of them retiring again, saying that they’re not going to run in the House and Senate as they get ready to lose power. Joe Biden jetted off to Europe. He was supposed to go to Rome and then to Scotland as the hero of massive, massive American spending on climate change.
He was going to enter the room in Glasgow, especially, and have them all stand up and applaud. They were going to say, this is great, Joe Biden, the American President – Trump was against all this climate change gobbledygook. And here’s Biden, he’s bringing the checkbook again, he’s throwing money at it again, this is great.
Meanwhile, the Chinese are chuckling. They’re saying, man, we thought they figured this out. We thought they figured out, Trump and the rest, that we were just tricking them because the Chinese regime is saying, good America spend all tons of money, spend trillions of dollars to get yourself green. We’re going to keep doing whatever we want to do over here. We’re going to build nuclear, we’re going to build coal plants. We don’t care. We’ll give you the jive. We’ll talk jive.
We’re just not going to do anything about it. Anyway, so that’s what Biden was supposed to do. And he’s got none of that. He’s got none of that. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s lots of things that a Biden presidency will continue to do. Things like the national gender strategy, things like agreeing to a settlement, the lawsuit by Andy McCabe, who was fired, and the Inspector general of the FBI said, reported that Andy McCabe lied. And yet Andy McCabe sued the Department of Justice for firing him. And now the Department of Justice, Hunter Biden settled, it’s going to give him $700,000 and his pension back. And that’s legal, because now there’s a new guy who’s in charge of the federal Justice Department. It’s Biden and Merrick Garland.
We have the border still wide open with people flooding in. We have the news that’s out, and we’ll see what it exactly means. But that the people who came illegally to America and were separated from their children at the border. It was done by Obama, it was done by Trump, you got to assume it’s being done by Biden. You can’t arrest someone for something, detain someone who’s an adult and send the kid into a holding cell themselves. You have to do something.
Anyway, What’s come out in the last day or two is that Joe Biden is negotiating or is at least floating, paying these families 450,000 plus dollars per child separated from the parents? Think about that. This is what’s going on. So, back to my point. The Biden presidency isn’t over, meaning he’ll still have huge powers, regulatory and otherwise. And you’ll see it all the time. He’ll reverse the Keystone Pipeline, he’ll reverse drilling in Anwar.
He’ll do all kinds of things because our federal government has gotten too powerful, especially our executive branch has gotten too powerful. He’ll do all kinds of things when it comes to law enforcement and all the rest. I’m not saying that there isn’t power left in the Biden presidency, but as to the massive agenda that he wanted to do, that’s fading fast.
And Biden has shown, not only does he seem doddering, which a lot of us argued, he actually seems just unwilling to do the work. If you want to make deals, you got to make deals, you’ve got to get people in the room. You got to make the deals. They all say that like Biden went up on Thursday morning this week to Capitol Hill, and he signaled to everybody, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to force a vote.
And then when he left, everyone said, Wait a second, everyone that the Democrats wanted to force a vote, put their own people in a tough spot. But ultimately, in the world of politics, they would take something. What you need to know is that in these spending bills is something for everyone that will vote for it. The reason there were Republicans voting for the bill in the Senate is there was spending in infrastructure, that one infrastructure bill in their States, and in the things they thought was important. So they’re willing to vote for it. And this massive boondoggle bill, there’s lots of stuff that was in it for everybody.
At a certain point, you just have to make sure that everybody’s got what they need, hold their nose, and vote. And Biden is not even sort of making it clear how to do that. He’s just giving speeches and then saying, and this is really true. Again, when history is written on this, I hope someone picks up this thread that I’ve said. Joe Biden is not a President. He’s a Senator, and he’s acting as President, meaning he doesn’t actually do the presidential things.
To be the executive, you have to make decisions, force people’s hands. You’re going to be the one that makes some people unhappy and other people have. When you’re a Senator, you don’t really have to do any of that. You don’t actually have to put any… And the only people you’re really holding accountable are your own staff, and the staff can’t make you vote, your colleagues can’t make you vote. You do it based on what you want to do, and you don’t actually have to be accountable and make people mad.
I mean, you might make some people mad, but the way to make them less mad is tell them what you want, and then they put it in the bill. So Biden, and Biden goes off to his hideaway Camp David, when Afghanistan was happening and he didn’t want to come out because he didn’t want to be bothered. He didn’t want to have to be put on the spot. A Senator does not have to ever get called out to the floor or to the microphones ever if he or she doesn’t want to. That’s just the facts of life. And that’s what Joe Biden is acting like, he is a Senator and not a President, and he’s going to see that his presidency is fading into oblivion as he’s off in Europe.
And here’s a secret. Here’s what you need to know, finish with this, Once there’s blood in the water, as they say, like in the old days, we talk about sharks when you put those and go out and fish and you get, throw chum in the water and it brings the fish to you, especially Sharks. When there’s blood in the water, when people sense how weak this President is, when Terry McAuliffe loses on Tuesday, when they don’t get something passed, they’ll start jumping ship. And they’ll start to distance himself, and even less will be able to be done. Even less will be possible. He will have less leeway to get things moving.
That’s what we’re facing. I would say that President of the United States Joe Biden, his presidency will dramatically change. It won’t end, but it’s close, next week, middle of the week. You can bank on that. All right, that’s what you need to know. Let’s take a break. When we come back we’ve got Mark Meadows, chief of staff to Donald J. Trump, and a lot more. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.