Pete Riehm
Is Joe Biden being slowly thrown overboard?
By Pete Riehm
October 3, 2023

Throughout his otherwise lackluster half century political career, Joe Biden has always been a dishonest, incompetent, obnoxious buffoon, but the Democrat Media Complex gladly buried or outright lied about Biden’s inescapable short comings to push him into the White House in 2020. The Democrat Party, big business, federal government agencies, and media hacks knew no ethical or legal bounds in protecting and propelling Biden, but suddenly that protective hedge is being steadily pulled away and a wobbly Biden wanders ever closer to the rail on his tempest tossed ship of state.

Biden has been falling down and making incredibly dumb gaffes since long before he entered the Oval Office, but they have always been dismissed or excused. Biden’s cognitive decline is obvious to anyone watching, but Democrats until recently defiantly defended him. Leftist Bill Maher and former Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazil now openly express concern about Biden’s age. Unsurprisingly, 60% of Democrats are concerned Biden is too old, but what is surprising is that poll was made public. Even more surprising, the White House’s effort to rehab Biden’s tripping and minimize his exposure to stairs was leaked.

The Democrat Media Complex has consistently denied the absolute debacle and disaster at our open borders, but the reality of that crisis is starting to slip past the media censors. Thanks to red states supporting sanctuary cities by sharing their overabundance of illegal immigrants, blue states are suffering and feeling the heat. New York Governor Kathy Hochul is crying “uncle” demanding other states share the burden and immigration be slowed. New York City Mayor Eric Adams even talks about securing the border. The takeaway is Democrats are implying Biden is not doing his job. Democrats almost never break ranks, so why now?

Joe Biden’s manifest criminality is well known especially since Hunter Biden’s laptop provided mountains of salacious and sordid evidence but press and pundits have insisted there is no connection to Joe. Joe Biden himself repeatedly denied any financial benefit to him or his family. Of course, no one ever believed any of that, but no one ever expected the proof to be made public. However, persistent Republican Congressmen are producing the bank records showing millions of dollars in payments from China, Russia, and Ukraine to members of the Biden family including Joe. The existence of these incriminating transactions is not surprising, but it’s shocking that the CIA, FBI, and DOJ that lied and covered all this up in 2016 are now letting it be discovered. What changed? What is their new scheme?

With full knowledge of Biden’s incredible duplicity, Republicans took over the House in January 2023 but were reluctant to pursue Biden and discounted impeachment as pointless political theater. Speaker Kevin McCarthy preferred to pursue self-described meaningful legislation, but recently he was convinced by a few tenacious Republicans to at least open an impeachment inquiry. The expectation for justice is still low, but subpoenas of Hunter and Jim Biden are potentially highly embarrassing to Democrats. Joe may not be impeached, but perhaps Republicans are unknowingly aiding Democrats’ plot to replace Joe for 2024.

A big clue something is amiss with the prevaricating propagandists sworn to support Democrats no matter what are the recent polls showing Donald Trump leading Joe Biden. Those are likely correct polls, but no one expects any truth until about two weeks before the election. Polling is routinely manipulated to mold the electorate rather than reflect it. More then a year out, the polling is supposed to show the enduring strength and resilience of Biden against Trump, but recent polling is increasingly showing Biden will lose to Trump. Some are even whispering Biden cannot win; that’s a death knell. This only makes sense if the Washington establishment is simply setting the stage for Biden’s exit before 2024.

Ethics, the law, or the truth have never mattered to Biden’s supporters before, but Democrats are realizing Biden’s precipitous cognitive decline cannot be hidden for another year and further he is damaged by his disastrous policies. Democrats support these policies to remake America into a socialist utopia, but they understand there might be electoral consequences without a capable dynamic leader to force these radical policies through to fruition. The Democrat Media Complex is increasingly resigned to the fact Biden cannot carry out their nefarious designs and worse may lose to Trump, so Biden must go.

Exactly who will replace Biden is still a huge question. Will Kamala Harris somehow hang on? Will it be California Governor Gavin Newsom or Michelle Obama? That is yet to be determined, but rest assured the sudden revelations about Biden’s corruption and incompetence are not born of a quest for truth and justice, but rather just a new chapter of political intrigue as Democrats seek to install a new frontman in their ruthless crusade to secure irresistible and permanent power.

“A man's enemies are the men of his own house” (Michah 7:6).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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