Editorial: Biden’s presidency doesn’t pass the smell test

Joe Biden is expected to be sworn in on Jan. 20 as the 46th President of the United States.

Column By Mike Bibb

Shakespeare penned in his play Hamlet, “Something is rotten in Denmark.”  Well, it’s not necessary to cross the Atlantic to get a whiff of an overwhelming stench rising from the pile of dung that has become American swamp politics.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little baffled how a guy who rarely left his home, performed very few press interviews, has not answered any significant questions, possesses limited legislative accomplishments in his nearly 50 years in Washington, is not a dynamic speaker, utters uninspirational political remarks, “Come on man, we’re gonna build back better,” and sometimes seems confused where he is, unexpectantly and inexplicably managed to be elected the next president of the United States.

In spite of the Democrats much-hyped “Big Blue Wave” fizzling out and leaving them with over a dozen less U.S. House of Representatives members, and no gain in the Senate, we’re supposed to believe Joe Biden won the presidency by more votes than any other presidential candidate in history, including Barack Obama?

As if all this isn’t bewildering, he is now embroiled with his son in some kind of international financial chicanery in which millions of dollars are alleged to have been received in exchange for political favors.  While Joe hasn’t yet been formally accused, his son – and Joe’s brother – are presently under investigation by the FBI and IRS for various money schemes and income tax issues.

Actually, investigations have been on-going for about two years, but in Washington time, apparently, two years of studying a topic is merely a warmup exercise. Unless Congress is trying to impeach a president.  Then, under Nancy Pelosi’s guidance, two months is more than enough.

When questioned about all of this, Joe calmly replied he had confidence his son had done nothing wrong and, in fact, boasted his son is the “smartest man I have ever known.”

Which leads me to believe Joe must not know very many smart people.

Adding to the discord is the commotion over the legitimacy of the presidential election. Specifically, why did it take so long to count votes in certain areas of the country and why has there been such turmoil concerning voting irregularities and voting machine integrity?

Two months following the election, questions and answers to these conflicts continue to be argued in the press and courts, with each passing day revealing new discrepancies.  With time running out, the struggle has now advanced to the Electoral College, usually the final decider in determining the winner of a presidential election.  However, with Republicans refusing to concede, and vowing to use every constitutional mandate provided, the struggle rages on. 

Without a doubt, the 2020 election has been one of the most contested, disputed, and publicly agonizing political events in our nation’s history.  We’re in unchartered territory.  Never has a presidential election been disputed to this extent. 

It’s a mess.  Maybe one of the biggest messes we have seen in a long, long time.  Certainly, in my lifetime.  More importantly, political intrigues and tricks of the past several months simply don’t pass the smell test.  Something stinks – even more than usual.   

Personally, do I believe Joe Biden is the lawfully elected 46th president of the United States?  Not since the cow jumped over the moon. Only through the manipulation of modern computers and voter bamboozlement could this colossal deception have been possible!

If Joe is eventually sworn into office, will I accept him as my legitimate president?  Yes, at least until he is proven to be otherwise. 

Editor’s Note: Georgia is having its runoff election today, Jan. 5, with two Senate seats up for grabs. If just one Republican candidate wins, the Senate will remain Republican, with at least 51 members. If both Democrats win, the Senate will be split, 50-50, with Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris having the tie-breaking vote if necessary. Democrats flipped one Senate seat in Arizona, with the election of Mark Kelly over Martha McSally to fulfill the final two years of John McCain’s seat. Both of Arizona’s senators are now Democrats.   

Congress is expected to count the Electoral College votes on Wednesday, in which Joe Biden gathered 306 to Donald Trump’s 232 when the electors officially cast their votes on Dec. 14. Biden also won the popular vote by more than 7 million votes. To date, no evidence of any alleged mass election fraud has been found, according to investigators, election officials, court rulings, and the now-former Attorney General of the United States of America.  

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