According to the media and the hysterical women on The View, the discovery of secret documents, in Joe Biden’s garage (among other locations) is of little significance. He took and retained it, which is a crime, but he handled it the “proper way,” which appears to have been confessing six years later at the most politically advantageous time.
Unfortunately for Biden and his supporters, that viewpoint is in the minority. The discovery of the records, according to nearly three-quarters of Quinnipiac survey participants, is either very serious or moderately serious.
So currently, the White House is discovering the hard way that attempting to change the subject and dodging straightforward questions will not make a scandal go away. Instead, it often makes matters worse, especially when even the typically cordial reporters in the mainstream media become frustrated by the lies.
Is it any wonder Karine Jean-Pierre and her communications team are losing the PR battle when Karine Jean-Pierre, who is arguably the worst press secretary since the position’s inception, puts on performances like this?
Ironically, the public’s perception of the president’s raging crisis is entirely Biden and his supporter’s fault. Perhaps people would be more likely to brush off Biden’s conduct if they hadn’t gone completely insane over Donald Trump’s suspected possession of confidential information at Mar-a-Lago and labeled him a traitor who endangered national security. Always be cautious while setting standards lest you be held to them.
Leaving that aside, the poll’s findings about the electoral dynamics of the situation should enrage Republicans the most. Biden’s improper handling of confidential documents would have unquestionably been a disadvantage heading into the 2022 midterm elections, assuming the results of this survey are representative of the general public. But we’ll never know for sure how much because the White House, the National Archives, and the DOJ decided to conceal the entire incident, only coming clean when pushed to do so by leaks. That choice was undoubtedly planned, and it serves as another illustration of how government organizations selectively release information to sway elections.
The gamble paid off with the 2022 election behind us, and it’s probable that this scandal will dissipate long before the presidential campaign gets underway. That is the harsh reality of living in a nation where one political party and federal law enforcement collaborate to further particular agendas.