Pete Riehm
Is Joe Biden just the fall guy?
By Pete Riehm
July 26, 2023

In our crazy frenetic world of 24-hour non-stop propaganda posing as news, it’s difficult to discern the truth amid the demagoguery and hyperbole. Every issue is forced through a polarizing partisan prism that makes everything simply sound like incessant partisan bickering, so a wearied public can’t keep up or just tunes out. One president is constantly hounded and repeatedly impeached or indicted with almost no evidence while another president is piling up incredibly damning evidence of generational corruption that persistently evades scrutiny, so Americans are aggravated by the double standard and confused by the abject lack of accountability.

Bewildered by the lack of fairness, exasperated average Americans have just written this off to politics, but that is the precise goal of our ruling elite. Drag out every controversy, muddy the water, and frustrate the people until they just move on without ever discovering the truth of any matter. As it stands now, the Democrat Media Complex tells the people Trump is bad and Biden may have some problems, but he’s not as bad as Trump. This is just dirty politics in America, so that’s all you need to know.

How do the people ever learn the truth or make sense of all this intrigue? Americans may not be politically sophisticated, but they have common sense and instinctively know right from wrong. On one hand, we are asked to believe a narcissistic billionaire is sacrificing his fortune to be a dictator and on the other hand a now millionaire mediocre career politician just has a troubled prodigal son.

Is that really the scenario America faces? Or is there something more complex? More sinister? Biden has been a second-rate unethical political hack for over half a century. He’s never been popular and certainly not smart, so how did he reach the Oval Office? Biden bragged about his extortion of Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating the energy company employing his son and this week an IRS whistle blower provided the proof he and Hunter received about $10 million from that energy company. We knew it and now we have the facts—Biden took a bribe. The Biden’s also received millions from the Chinese Communist Party.

Corrupt his whole career, Biden really started raking it in as Obama’s Vice President, so is it possible Biden lined his pockets with millions under Obama’s nose without Obama knowing it? Obama passed over his vice president to succeed him, so does anyone believe this dullard directed his ascent to the White House from his basement? Wayne Allen Root recently wrote a column asserting Biden is a pathetic puppet, and it’s always been Obama calling the shots.

Reviewing the facts and history, what makes sense? It was Obama’s FBI that used Hillary Clinton’s fabricated allegations against Trump to spy on a political opponent’s campaign. Obama’s FBI unilaterally and erroneously exonerated Hillary’s gross mishandling of classified information. Recall when Hillary lost, she could not come on stage to concede because she was seething that Obama’s plan to thwart Trump failed. She thought the fix was in.

It was the Obama Administration that orchestrated the Russian Collusion Hoax to hobble Trump and maybe drive him out of office. It was Obama’s henchman, FBI Director James Comey, that entrapped General Mike Flynn and removed him from Trump’s administration, because he knew too much and could expose Obama’s duplicity. Oddly, Obama was assisted by Vice President Mike Pence who pushed Trump to dismiss the only guy that knew where the bodies were buried. Funny, it was also Pence that folded when faced with a Constitutional dilemma; he chose to believe the false allegations of insurrection and punt.

Despite a lackluster campaign and obvious incompetence, a perennially unpopular Biden entered the Oval Office in 2021 and immediately set about reversing all the successful policies of his predecessor. He threw open the borders and fueled inflation. Biden’s DOJ and FBI targeted concerned parents and abused federal powers to persecute his political opponents. How did this bumbling fool oversee just a complex assault on the American economy and institutions? And how did this supposed champion of average Americans come to be the most leftist president in history?

Biden rarely knows where he is and can barely string a cogent sentence, so the burning question is “who is calling the shots?” Obama regularly spoke up during the Trump years, but he has been strangely silent during Biden’s tenure. However, Obama’s most trusted advisor, Susan Rice, became Biden’s silent senior advisor; she was very quietly working behind the scenes until she slipped out a few months ago. Why did she leave now?

For that matter, Biden’s fantastic corruption has always been known, but the evidence has always been buried or ignored until now – why?! The FBI has had the damning evidence on Biden and his son for years, so why now are they letting it seep out?

Obama is clearly still the leading leftist in America and still the de facto head of the Democrat Party. The ruling leftists in the Democrat Party and the federal bureaucracy never intended to relinquish power. Obama conspired with Clinton to pass the presidential baton and consolidate irresistible federal power. But an abrasive orange disrupter upset the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton expected to win easily. Why did an unlikeable candidate expect to win?

Seeing the gross irregularities and uninvestigated shenanigans of the 2020 election, the 2016 election should be reconsidered. One of the lessons of 2020 is that comprehensive cheating was not the first time a national election was manipulated. Democrats were sure 2016 was won for them, but Trump earned millions more votes than expected. So, in 2020, the margin had to be especially large to ensure victory. In the 21st century, the total votes grew each presidential election by about 1.5%, but in 2020 over 20% more votes were counted than 2016. How did that happen? How did Biden tally over 15 million more votes than Obama did?!

So, what makes sense? Obama, elite leftists, and the federal bureaucracy knew the 2020 scam would have to be on a grand scale, and if caught, there could be severe consequences, so what would be a plausible denial and escape strategy? Why not push a criminal narcissistic buffoon has the front man? If the plan goes awry, just expose Biden’s sordid record and let him go down for his own manifest corruption which would distract the public from the nefarious double dealing by leftists in government and the Democrat Party.

The DOJ/FBI hedge of protection around Biden is slowly withering, and even Democrats, like Robert Kennedy, Jr., are calling for Biden to be investigated. As the lies around the 2020 election and the fabricated January 6th insurrection steadily unravel, sacrificing Biden will be a clever distraction. We will be told Biden fooled everyone, but look no further because he will take the blame and his departure will clean the slate. He probably won’t be impeached or indicted, but rather conveniently claim dementia and slip into the shadows of history. Thereby Obama and the deep state will be left untouched to pursue their evil designs for absolute power.

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out” (Proverbs 10:9).

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

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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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