There have always been mad politicians in America – even before Joe Biden

Political outlaws and heroes

So how did the beginnings of our early political parties come about?

There was a split between the Free Soilers, who opposed slavery, and the Copperheads, who wanted peace with the Confederates soon.

William Cullen Bryant—editor and co-owner of the NY Post—supported Andrew Jackson, who became the first President of the Donkeycrat Party.

The Republican Party was organized by disaffected Whigs and Bryant – buried in Roslyn, LI – who launched Abraham Lincoln by famously introducing him to Cooper Union.

Things about American Marxism are reminiscent of Samuel Adams (John’s cousin) saying that “a country loses its virtue”.

Patriot Samuel, who declined to be called Sam, signed the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, today he is only a beer.

Of course America had its lice.

Our 19th century train robbing days brought us guys like Jesse James and his brother Frank.

Our classier Dodge City era had movie-star cowboy heroes like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Randolph Scott charging into the OK Corral—or whatever it was called—to rescue us.

But before that, pardon the expression, there was Watergate in the 1920’s – the worst financial quagmire in the history of our United States of America.

his misery? The Teapot Dome Scandal. Bribery. It was about the government of then President Warren Harding, who usurped the election with the pink slogan “Back to normality”.

There were bribes, investigations, lies, scandals, discoveries, civil and criminal cases. Even our Supreme Court tucked in their robes.

Now comes Joe Barfden and his son, who may have accidentally left his bag of goodies at the White House.

He should be more careful. Listen, who knows, maybe there are dishonest people there.

President Warren Harding's administration was ravaged by the Teapot Dome Scandal in the 1920s.
President Warren Harding’s administration was ravaged by the Teapot Dome Scandal in the 1920s.
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But we can’t fault Joe Biden, because after all, he has his rights.

Mostly so nobody can examine it.

Florida needs a favor

Due to the extremely high rate of inflation in Florida, locals cannot take out mortgages. It requires homeowners insurance and these companies have split up Florida.

Rich people don’t need mortgages. And the fight over the lack of housing drives up costs and makes the state even more unaffordable.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks.  Press conference in Perry, Florida after Hurricane Idalia hit the state on August 30, 2023.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Perry, Florida after Hurricane Idalia struck the state on August 30, 2023.
AP Photo/John Raoux

Those in the Alligator State are now praying that either there are hardly any hurricanes there these days—or that DeSantis will somehow become embroiled in the next biggest, most publicized scandal in American political history.

It could be worse

We are on our holiday weekend.

Given New York’s problems—high taxes, low maintenance, thieves, murderers, robbers, store closures, shoplifting, high rents, unemployment, rats and mice, and unkind people—we should all be thankful that we live here.

And not in San Francisco.

Thanks I think

Also, a token of gratitude for the stumbling, stumbling, and stumbling bones we sleep in the White House (even during the day).

Gratitude for the uncomplicated way with which he avoids all problems.

One day he might be remembered as a favorite son.

And one day it could become the greatest unfinished sentence in history.

Have a nice weekend. love our country We’ll see each other again on Tuesday.


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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