As the evidence of impeachment-worthy Biden family corruption piles up, so do the absurd defenses mounted by Democrats and their media allies.
The Washington Post, which has not returned its ill-gotten Pulitzer for ginning up the false “Russian collusion” narrative against former President Donald Trump, is charging that the congressional inquiry into the Bidens is merely political gamesmanship.
“Republicans cheapen a vital power of the House,” a Post editorial headline proclaimed Thursday.
“Impeachment isn’t supposed to be a partisan ritual.”
Anyone familiar with how then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi conducted the two ridiculous impeachments of Mr. Trump can be forgiven for laughing out loud. We won’t rehash it here, but some of the lowlights were Democrats denying Mr. Trump counsel or counter witnesses, concocting the plot behind closed doors, baldfaced lying by then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the Jan. 6th “hearings,” which were essentially a Soviet show trial.
Democrats are famous for accusing others of what they themselves are doing, but it’s gotten so bad that you have to blink a couple of times and shake your head. Do they really think that people are so stupid that they can say this stuff with a straight face?
Pity White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. The poor woman has been called on to clean up more messes than a puppy owner.
How about Virginia House of Delegates Democratic candidate Susanna Gibson? The nurse practitioner and married mother of two has come under fire because she was performing explicit, live sex on an adult website and asking for “tips” based on particular acts.
When confronted, she lashed out at a Republican operative who had tipped off The Washington Post to her lucrative sideline. She called it “an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family.”
Ah, yes. The family. Her husband performed along with her at times. That is supposed to make it OK.
“My political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up,” emoted the proudly feminist Ms. Gibson, who is running in the suburban Richmond 57th District.
As a self-proclaimed victim, Ms. Gibson would be perfect modeling a frock and bonnet from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Her website lists her legislative priorities, the first of which is “protecting reproductive rights.” She’s a proud Planned Parenthood volunteer, and her two biggest donors are the abortion-access lobby Emily’s List and the environmental group Clean Virginia Fund.
As for accusing her opponents of committing a “sex crime”? Talk about chutzpah. Making the videos public could violate the state’s “revenge porn” law, her attorney explained.
That’s when someone releases private photos or videos in order to harm someone. There is nothing private about this.
Democratic Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas came to Ms. Gibson’s defense in an X tweet, calling on voters to “make this the biggest fundraising day of [Gibson’s] campaign.” Some people retweeted with a link to donate to Gibson, according to The Associated Press.
Another Democrat, defense contractor Amanda Linton, told a reporter, “Anybody who looks at this knows it’s a hit job.” A $25 donor to Ms. Gibson’s campaign, Ms. Linton lives outside the district but plans to donate an added $100.
“It’s just nobody’s business,” Ms. Linton said. “She didn’t break any laws by doing this. She had sex with her husband. I mean, my God.”
Does one really want to invoke God’s name while defending public sex for money? This kind of thing makes you think of Thomas Jefferson’s famous observation on the northwest wall of the Jefferson Memorial:
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
At the time, 1784, Jefferson was talking about slavery in his “Notes on the State of Virginia.” But we know from the Bible that God is not indifferent to moral corruption, particularly sexual immorality. Just ask Noah’s neighbors or the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Anyway, getting back to the Biden drama, the Democratic-leaning media have upped their commitment to cover up the gravity of the whole thing. For weeks, they’ve been telling us that there is no evidence that Mr. Biden profited from Hunter’s many overseas deals despite ample indication that the elder Mr. Biden is “the Big Guy” getting a 10% cut.
On Wednesday, the Post decided to double down with another “Republicans pounce” narrative.
“GOP lawmakers have claimed for years that Hunter Biden’s alleged wrongdoing extends to efforts to use his father’s name and influence to get lucrative business deals overseas.” Well, yes. Corroborative testimony from Hunter’s associates and millions in foreign-sourced deposits to 10 Biden family accounts nailed that down long ago.
Nonetheless, the Post gamely insisted in its news story that “no concrete evidence has surfaced to support such theories.”
Remember when there was no evidence of Mr. Trump’s guilt while The Washington Post and The New York Times were turning him on a spit like a barbecue main course?
Keeping in mind Jefferson’s warning, the editors responsible might want to rethink their prior coverage and come clean on their Biden cover-up. Confession is good for the soul.
• Robert Knight is a columnist for The Washington Times. His website is roberthknight.com.