By John Kass
February 9, 2023
Why was the so-called “Bi Partisan” border bill so important to President Joe Biden, his Democrats, the Republican Combine, MSNBC, CNN and all the rest of left-wing corporate media?
Because if the bill had passed and given them all political cover for what they’d done on the border, it would have then been pushed into America’s memory hole, that place where modern America drops ideas we can’t deal with.
And left-wing media–meaning all of corporate legacy media–have one job. To seal that hole shut so that what’s inside passes from memory and is forgotten.
But first they must memory hole the damn thing, because there is no need for new immigration laws. There are enough federal laws on the books right now. The president right now has all the unilateral authority he needs if he’s capable of being president.
For the rest of us, to remember is a problem we’re confronted with when we close our eyes and pretend it isn’t happening. But it is happening. It has never stopped. Forgetting is much easier.
Remember Kate Steinle?
She was walking with her father Jim after a waterfront lunch in San Francisco. He was holding her hand. There was a loud gunshot. As they tried to make sense of the loud “bang,” Kate Steinle slumped to the ground.
“Help me Dad,” Jim Steinle recalled as he testified at her killer’s murder trial. Moments later his beautiful young daughter was dead. The illegal immigrant who killed her had broken into the country illegally five times previously. He became a political issue, and anyone who brought it up was certain to be denounced as a bigot.
Or those 51 former American intelligence officers who were organized by the Joe Biden campaign for president in 2020 to warn America that the damning content of his son’s laptop were likely the product of a Russian disinformation scheme?
It wasn’t so. It was a lie. The Biden laptop and the information about the Biden Family influence racket, paid for by corrupt Chinese Communists and Ukrainian gangsters and others was real. Even the New York Times had to admit it, finally. But Biden used the confusion to win re-election.
And by then Biden had been elected and the damage was done. Joe was protected. But Joe can’t stop lying. It’s the only thing that he was ever good at. He lived for 50 years in politics on his lies, and made millions in payoffs from foreign sources. He’s bought mansions. He is a corrupt politician, like those of The Chicago Way, writ large.
Yet a lie told loudly enough by a corrupt media is believed by what are charitably called “low information” voters. We call them chumbolones, but they vote and after ingesting and believing the lies, they voted for Joe Biden.
When I was lead columnist for the Chicago Tribune I remembered the groaning of many of the staff and an editor or two when I’d dare write a column supporting the New York Post and others who confronted Biden Inc.
Biden denied that he had personally interacted with his son’s business associates, despite photos and other evidence.
He condemned reports that he met with son Hunter Biden and brother James Biden’s contacts despite confirmation he interacted with the associates from China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine.
“I did not. And it’s just a bunch of lies. They’re lies. I did not. They’re lies,” president said.
No, Joe. They are not lies.
The lies Americans have been told to protect Joe Biden and by extension his boss former President Barack Obama are never ending, from the Russia-collusion hoax portraying Donald Trump as a Russian spy to the regime’s use of pressure to compel Twitter to censor critics commonly referred to as the Twitter Files. The Censorship Industrial Complex is another.
As a public service the Federalist has compiled an epic list of many Joe Biden lies.
But all those lies only work when a sympathetic media repeats them and amplifies them and repeats them again while loudly denouncing those who don’t believe them as heretics or traitors.
You might want to keep this as the regime covers its tracks with some new replacement for Biden because his popularity with voters is so low.
So look for the regime to portray Biden as a “sympathetic, elderly but well-meaning” bumbler crippled by age and infirmity who kept classified top secret documents in his garage with his old Corvette. As if China Joe was some noble, forgetful old political lion besieged by senility.
That too would be a lie fit only for an Obama’s Netflix movie where Michelle arrives on a magic unicorn to save the day to save the senile grandpa.
But all that only works if you’re a child who hasn’t put away the things of a child, if you’re addicted to fantasy like those who “believed” that the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation, or if you were one of those who “believed” in baseball fantasy “Field of Dreams.”
Because in America all things are erased and then rewritten again and again.
As the fictional writer Terrance Mann (actually J.D. Salinger) played by James Earl Jones) says in the film “Field of Dreams”:
“And they’ll watch the game, and it’ll be as they’d dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”
Watching President Biden stammer and pause uncomfortably while misremembering a recent meeting with a French prime minister Mitterrand–who actually died decades ago—I’m confronted by how we remember and how we forget.
And how feeble old politicians become when they realize that their lies don’t work anymore.
If only that so-called bi-partisan immigration bill had passed, then Mitch McConnell could have used it to weaken his nemesis Trump. And he and the Democrats could have used it to present Joe Biden and themselves as noble public servants who “solved” the border crisis. And the media could have filled that hole and sealed it.
But even the media that hates Donald Trump and snuggled endlessly with Barack Obama and protected Joe Biden from himself can’t hide the invasion of illegal before their eyes, and invasion Biden called for from the beginning of his term.
What can’t be memory holed is what’s happening to America now:
The president at his disastrous White House news conference I’ve just watched on Thursday night, his memory hazy, the man angry and irrational proving that he’s not fit to continue in office, barking at clouds. And the Biden Justice Department ruling he’s incompetent to stand trial. Well then, how is he competent to remain in office? That can’t be unseen.
And what also can’t be unseen is the chaos in the blue “sanctuary cities” like Chicago and New York that are sagging under the weight of the migrant invasion that he has created. And the invaders at the border walking into our country as if they owned it, the migrants trying to kill those cops in New York and the audacity of the 8 million (or is that 20 million) illegals demanding what invaders have always demanded since the beginning of history.
All that is front and center in the American mind. They see it now. They can’t unsee it. And Joe Biden and Obama and the Obama Democrats who protected him and the media that coddled him for years now own all of it.
Their only way out is if America forgets.
Or, if they turn on him.
About the author: John Kass spent decades as a political writer and news columnist in Chicago working at a major metropolitan newspaper. He is co-host of The Chicago Way podcast. And he just loves his “No Chumbolone” hat, because johnkassnews.com is a “No Chumbolone” Zone where you can always get a cup of common sense.