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Buyers Remorse Over Biden Vote Broadsides the Left

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Ryan Lizza of Politico.com, at the W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

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"What have I done?"

Politico.com senior political analyst Ryan Lizza appeared to be asking that question Tuesday when he made, what had to be to him, a startling discovery about the presumptive president-elect.

"Discouraging signs about the Biden team and press access so far," he reported: "no regular transition briefings, no readouts of calls with foreign leaders (as noted by @AlxThomp in pool report today), no open press access to the candidate and his people. This is a break with tradition."

To be clear, it’s "a break with tradition" in presidential politics that has been ongoing for the last four years, but it is emphatically not "a break with tradition" established by the Biden-Harris campaign.

Both candidates have spent the last 12 months running from reporters questions — except those few that had been approved ahead of time.

For that matter, it’s not even much of "a break with tradition" with the previous administration.

Obama-friendly ABC News even observed that although the 44th president often gave speeches and sat for friendly interviews, he gave few press conferences.

On Jan. 14, 2010, ABC’s Karen Travers reported that "President Obama has not held a full news conference at the White House since July 22, the night he said that the Cambridge Police 'acted stupidly' in the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates."

That was just a few days shy of six months.

Trump would have been hung out to dry had he tried that.

Travers continued, "Since then, the president has delivered dozens of speeches and taken a few questions from reporters while with world leaders on foreign trips. But, lately, it is rare for him to take questions from the media at events or meetings at the White House."

Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams read Lizza’s complaint about the lack of press access by the Biden team and drew an obvious conclusion: "They are missing Trump already."

"What have I done?"

Biden also surprised author, journalist, and activist Naomi Wolf.

"If I’d known Biden was open to 'lockdowns' as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him," he said.

"Open to 'lockdowns' as he now states"? He’s only been promoting national lockdowns for the last eight months, despite the World Health Organization’s latest stance that they don’t work.

"What have I done?"

Data scientist Sarah Eaglesfield, who describes herself as a "radical anti-centrist" and admits that she’s "always loved Biden," observed that last week’s voting numbers don’t pass the smell test.

She posted a spreadsheet to Twitter and said, "The moment when Michigan counted 149,772 votes in 5 seconds and less than 6,000 of them were for Trump." She added, "check my work please — it's almost 3am." This was the first of a four-tweet thread.

Next, "Software glitch going on here in Virginia.

4.42am - 'We've counted 3,368,181 votes!'

5.12am - 'Wait, no, we've only counted 3,199,165 votes.'"

Then Eaglesfield observed that "Even the unsuspecting states managed to lose (and find) 12K votes somehow (looking at you Arkansas, AR). I'm not sure if this is 'just to be expected' or whether it's down to more glitches. Whatever, the numbers for #Election2020 make no sense to me (and I see a lot of numbers)."

She closed with "Any party wanting democracy should be very concerned about what we've uncovered today," and invited Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to "please do fact check the data."

Twitter has a reputation for either deleting or placing warning labels on anything it finds in dispute. Eaglesfield’s tweets are still up, with no disclaimers.

"What have I done?"

In the climactic scene of the 1957 blockbuster British-American film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson, portayed by Alec Guinness, exposed to his Japanese captors plans to destroy a newly-constructed bridge, built by POW labor.

When it dawns on him that he’s committed treachery by revealing to the Japanese what was obviously an Allied operation, he pushes back his cap and says, "What have I done?"

Ryan Lizza and Naomi Wolf must have also been asking themselves the same question this week, as have many other American voters.

The question "Can I change my vote?" spiked twice this election season.

The first after the second debate resoundingly won by Trump, and the second when details about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop came to light.

"What have I done?"

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.

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Both candidates have spent the last 12 months running from reporters questions — except those few that had been approved ahead of time.
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