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AMLO punks Biden, GOP can turn tables on Dems and other commentary

Foreign Office: AMLO Punks Biden

“Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was so convinced that his thumb on the scale could tip the balance in the US presidential election that he just sent a request for money to President Biden accompanied by a threat: give “me money or Donald Trump wins,” laughs Todd Bensman. to The American Spirit. On “the big CBS stage 60 minutes“, AMLO said that if “Biden wants his mass migration crisis to recede” before the election, he will “slow the flow of migrants – for the ripe price of a $20 billion down payment” according to the theory of ” root cause” of immigration. Otherwise? The “flow of migrants. . . will continue.” Watch if “the Biden campaign sends out these ‘root cause’ checks. Then we’ll know who’s in charge.”

From the right: GOP can turn the tables on Democrats

“Democrats are finally aware of the threat” that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could “take crucial votes away from Joe Biden” — and “Republicans will help” by “running the same playbook that Democrats perfected in the primaries of the GOP”, laughs the Wall Street Journal. Kimberly Strassel. “And why not? It’s all fair game and meddling. Neither Kennedy nor any other minor candidate has “a chance of winning.” So how long before GOP super PACs run ads subtly touting them, offering Biden voters an “acceptable alternative” – just as Democrats support “GOP primary candidates they view as most beatable in a general election”? Democrats can shout that a vote for a candidate third party is a vote for Donald Trump. But as their own meddling proved, “voters don’t calculate beyond first impressions.”

Border Surveillance: Texas Law Is Not the Problem

The White House and the Lone Star State are in federal court over a “bill that makes people who cross the border illegally deportable under Texas state law,” notes Nolan Rappaport of The Hill. The clash is “unprecedented” and the Supreme Court “could rule that the administration’s policies that led Texas to pass Senate Bill 4 are unconstitutional.” Texas is not seeking to usurp federal authority: “it is simply trying to deter illegal crossings.” As for interference in federal operations, agency chief Jason Owens says there is “no better partner for the Border Patrol than the Texas Department of Public Safety” — and adds that “what keeps me up at night is” the “threat to national security” from “the 140,000 known fugitives.” The “real problem”: “Biden is violating the constitutional mandate requiring presidents to ensure that laws are faithfully executed. »

Iconoclast: Hamas’ unprecedented assault

By broadcasting the “particularly horrible” “pogroms” of October 7 of which it “was proud,” Hamas “goes well beyond what the totalitarian states of the last century did, because the Soviets covered up the Katyn massacre and Hitler tried to keep his fingerprints. of the Holocaust,” laments John Gray, interviewed by Gene Callahan in Modern Age. At the time, “civilized norms still had some weight to the extent that the powers that violated them, at least occasionally, sought to cover up the worst violations.” The “so-called international community” “is misjudging this war, based on the belief that the Israelis can fight what would be, by international standards, a perfectly just war in circumstances where the other camp essentially armed the civilian population. » The long-term ceasefire he demands would allow Hamas to “recover its strength and plan new attacks” – and we know the terrorists would do so because “they broadcast their intentions just as they broadcast their atrocities.

From left to right: the funniest media story of the year

Racket News’ Matt Taibbi mocks NBC for hiring and then firing Ronna McDaniel. The network ran into trouble before “vomiting on itself over its public divorce” from the former head of the Republican National Committee, already recruiting “politicians as on-air personalities” and frequently interviewing “former nail-pulling ghosts like John Brennan” and “Iraq”. war sellers like Nicolle Wallace. NBC’s coverage of this incident is particularly grating. He “screams chyrons of ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY” in reference to McDaniel, sounding the alarm about his “own hiring decision.” Taibbi laughs: “TV hasn’t been this funny since Ren and Stimpy. NBC, keep being you!

— Compiled by the Post editorial board

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