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Biden Brain Freeze:  Joe Claims He Was Elected to the Senate '180 Years Ago'.  During a speech to the U.S Conference of Mayors on Saturday, Joe Biden claimed he was elected to the Senate "180 years ago."  [Video clip]  He read the line with a chuckle and did not correct himself.  If that was true, Biden would have been in the Senate in 1840 with the likes of John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, and Henry Clay.  On Friday, Biden made an appearance on MSNBC, and appeared to lose his train of thought and host Stephanie Ruhle bailed him out:  [Video clip]

Biden Talks About Imaginary People, Says He's Been in the Senate 180 Years and Has to Be Helped by MSNBC Host.  While President Donald Trump was nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court today, Joe Biden was being interviewed from his home by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle and trying simply to answer questions coherently.  And failing.  During the interview, Biden tried to attack President Donald Trump, saying that only 1% of the money in the Paycheck Protection Plan had been paid out.  This, of course, was false, as billions has gone out and it's had to be replenished because the initial amount was given out.  He realized what he was saying was wrong, but he still couldn't remember or figure out what he was talking about.

When will 'Basement Biden' get in the game?  Less than six weeks before the election, one of the most profound disappointments among some of Joe Biden's supporters is that he doesn't even seem to be trying. [...] Yet don't allow some media reports to fool you.  I try to watch most of the candidates' events, and Biden is not the confused, befuddled old man glued to the teleprompter that some edited videos make him out to be.  I, for one, anticipate he will largely appear informed and calm during the debates, as he does at his campaign appearances.  So why, exactly, the low profile?

Jill Biden Speaks to a Handful of Supporters in Maine While Feeble Joe Naps in His Basement.  Jill Biden on Friday afternoon spoke to a handful of supporters in Orono, Maine while her feeble husband napped in his Delaware basement. [...] Joe is napping in his Delaware basement with 39 days to go until the election.

Biden continues to spout nonsense and forget things.  There's some debate going on in conservative circles about whether Biden will show up at the debate and, if he does, whether he'll be an incoherent mess or unexpectedly competent.  The debate will continue thanks to Biden's Saturday performance.  The news yielded two epic Slow Joe moments, a Hitler insult, and a lie.  Joe, however, is assuring anyone who will listen that he'll do fine at the debate because Trump is "not that smart."  Whatever they're pumping into Joe, it must be good stuff.

Which Biden Shows Up Tuesday?  If this is the most important election in decades, this is its most important moment.  Thus far, this campaign has been a referendum on Trump; Tuesday's debate will be one on Biden.  Its outcome depends on which Biden shows up. [...] In conventional campaigns, debates are challengers' opportunities to elevate themselves to the level of their incumbent opponent.  In this most unconventional of campaigns, it presents Biden more risk than opportunity.

Paul Sending Hunter Biden Report to DOJ for Criminal Referral.  Asked about his thoughts on the Senate Report on Hunter Biden, Senator Rand Paul said[,] "I think riding on Air Force Two and doing business is illegal.  I think that is against the law, and probably a felony," Paul explained.  "I think it's illegal to take money from a Russian politician's wife, $3.5 million.  Was it reported accurately?  I think the only way to determine the actual legality of this is to have it referred to the Department of Justice," he added.  "So, I'm going to send the report over.  I don't know if the whole committee will vote for it, but I'm sending the report, tomorrow, to the Department of Justice, and we're asking for a criminal referral."

Why is Biden REALLY hiding?  [Thread reader]  I think one of three things might be happening: [#1] He is debate prepping.  But it's NOT going well.  I suspect he will "have" a topic and a few minutes later be totally vacant about what he just prepped.  I'm guessing they are going nuts trying to give him ANYTHING that he can say without exposing himself as totally demented.  [#2] They are looking for a way out.  [#3] They are seeing the real polling and are paralyzed.  As I say in my uncoverdc.com column today, they are trying to do an "About Face" from the VBMs to vote-in-person and it ain't working.  For one thing, they terrified their own voters of the China Virus.  Now they can't get their own voters out of their homes.

Joe Biden, the father of 'Borking'.  Supreme Court nomination hearings have gone from serene to savage, thanks largely to Joe Biden.  As head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he presided over the infamous Robert Bork hearings.  His smearing of Bork for his original-intent judicial philosophy transformed hearings for Supreme Court nominees into bloody ideological battles.  Henceforth, all conservative nominees were subjected to "Borking."  Brutal to Bork from the start, Biden treated him not as a serious judge but as a stooge for what Biden called the "Reagan-Meese" agenda.  Biden's transparently unfair treatment of Bork was so bad even The Washington Post editorialized against Biden at the time: [...]

Biden Foundation Promoted Transgenderism For 18-Month-Old Babies.  The 2018 initiative, called the "As You Are" campaign, centered on a map tracking LGBTQ "acceptance stories" across the country.  It was spearheaded by Biden's eponymous foundation, which has been described as "further[ing] the work the Bidens did over eight years in the Obama administration and cement[ing] the former vice president's more than four decade legacy in public life."  Of the nearly 500 individuals highlighted, many were children under the age of 18, with one account even chronicling a "gender nonconforming" 18-month-old.  One mother submitted her story to the Biden Foundation about her six-year-old transgender child and saw it promoted by the group, despite declaring her daughter "gender nonconforming" since 18-months-old.

Jill campaigns for husband Joe before an itty bitty crowd.  Sleepy Joe has taken a lot of days off this month.  The AP disingenuously calls it a "low-key campaign style" but admits it concerns some Democrats.  Biden made 12 visits outside of Delaware since August 12 and President Trump made 24 visits to 17 states.  The NY Times dishonestly claims that Slow Joe's inability to put sentences together is a "stutter."  Neither Joe nor Kamala Harris are answering many reporters' questions and when they do, the questions are softball.

When Biden calls a 'lid,' Trump starts mocking.  If calling a "lid" enters the mainstream American lexicon, this will be the week it all started.  Joe Biden called a lid — the arcane term reporters use when a politician is done traveling for the day — at 1:02 p.m.  Friday [9/25/2020]; 9:20 a.m.  Thursday; 9:22 a.m.  Tuesday and 8:34 a.m.  Saturday. [...] Trump is keeping close watch on Biden's movements.  In Atlanta, he noted Biden had returned home, again.  "Hey champ, if I lose to a guy — that's like you losing to a fighter that, you know, hasn't worked out in the last six months.  This guy never goes out!  It's terrible, huh?" Trump asked, reviving his "low-energy" critiques of Biden.  "You better make sure I win.  I'm gonna be very embarrassed, I lost to a guy that didn't campaign!"

Andrew Cuomo's guest appearance in the Hunter Biden scandals.  New Yorkers should take special note of one part of the Senate report on Hunter Biden's shady business dealings — because one of his wealthy patrons got "economic development" tax breaks from our own Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Yes, the main implications are national:  Hunter got millions from foreign sources while his dad was veep, and though Obama officials feared conflicts, they did nothing.  Records "show potential criminal activity between Hunter Biden, his family and his associates" and Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals, the report says.  And the younger Biden sent "thousands" to folks who've been tied to "transactions consistent with human trafficking" or have possible associations with the porn industry or prostitution.  Ugly stuff.

Senate Report:  Hunter Biden's Law Firm Took Nearly $6M from Chinese Oligarch.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden's son's law firm received nearly six million from a Chinese oligarch who sought power and influence in Washington, D.C.  A bombshell report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee details numerous cases in which Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and family members have deep ties to the Chinese communist government, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

Hunter Biden's Millions.  Last year Joe Biden made it crystal clear that his son Hunter's myriad business dealings were not a topic of conversation between father and son.  When Peter Doocy, a Fox News reporter, asked the former vice president about Hunter's business deals, the elder Biden replied: "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings."  He continued: "I know Trump deserves to be investigated.  He is violating every basic norm of a president.  You should be asking him why he is on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader.  You should be looking at Trump."  Yet, a report released by Senate Republicans on Wednesday detailed the web of foreign business entanglements threaded by Hunter Biden, connecting the former vice president's son with oligarchs and politically connected Russians, Ukrainians, Chinese, and Kazakhs, all while his father served as Barack Obama's point man on foreign policy.  Despite Joe Biden's insistence he has never discussed with Hunter his business dealings, testimony from Amos Hochstein, a former Obama State Department official, states otherwise.

Jim Jordan Demands Answers from FBI Director on Whether He Is Probing Hunter Biden Allegations.  Representative Jim Jordan on Thursday sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding that he provide answers on whether his agency is investigating allegations against Hunter Biden that appeared in a report by Senate Republicans this week.  The report by investigators for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs along with the Senate Finance Committee contained serious allegations of "potential criminal activity" against Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, including that he allegedly received a wire payment of $3.5 million from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.  The 87-page report also claimed that the younger Biden had business associations with Chinese nationals linked to the Chinese Communist government and the People's Liberation Army and made payments to women who appeared to be linked to an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.

Senate's Report On Biden Further Exposes The Absurdity Of Trump's Impeachment.  It was this time last year that House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump after all prior efforts to overturn the results of the 2016 election failed.  The drawn-out head-hunt from the same party promising to impeach the president since before inauguration finally centered on a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  It was during this conversation that an anonymous whistleblower, eventually identified by Real Clear Investigations as Eric Ciaramella, an Obama White House holdover on the National Security Council, accused Trump of demanding his Ukrainian counterpart launch a series of investigations into the Biden family in exchange for nearly $400 million in military aid in a claimed quid pro quo.

Momentum Trump : Over 187,000 Supporters Attend Trump Rallies Since Labor Day to Joe Biden's 84.  In the 2016 election we kept track of event attendance after the Party Conventions for both candidate Trump and Crooked Hillary.  We did this because the future President was setting records at seemingly every venue he visited while Hillary could barely fill half a high school gymnasium.  By mid-August we determined that President Trump had 10 times the number of attendees at his rallies than Hillary did during the same time.  This year it's worse.

Anyone have any idea who that Moscow widow was, who handed Hunter Biden $3.5 million?  When Hunter Biden took that $3.5 million in money transfers from Yelena Baturina, Russia's richest woman, the media lapsed into sudden incuriosity — very bizarre, given that it spent four years yelling about President Trump and his supposed "Russian collusion."  Here was real Russian collusion, and the blue checks went blue screen. [...] Was this just any Russian oligarch that young Hunter Biden with his dad as vice president, took the big payment from?  Nope, it was a person associated with political corruption and lots of pocket-lining.  Take a gander at who her now late husband was: [...]

Joe Biden's 'lid' must be shifting his circadian rhythms to overcome 'sundowning'.  If you suspect that Joe Biden is suffering from dementia and that the very common symptoms known as "sundowning" are part of his illness, then his "mystifying" campaign schedule starts to make sense. [...] I don't think the "lid" is mysterious at all.  The explanation that best satisfies the observable data is that Biden is systematically shifting his circadian rhythms so his body will behave as if it were 9 A.M. or so when the clock in Cleveland, where the debate will be held, reads 9 P.M.

The Editor says...
If that is the case, what does Joe Biden do all night?  Or I should say, what are his handlers making him do all night to stay awake?

Biden in Ukraine Part II.  It turns out that there was plenty of concern within the Obama-Biden administration in respect of the dealings of the Vice President's son, Hunter, in Ukraine.  Not to mention the younger Biden's dealings with Communist Chinese nationals.  The tale is outlined in the new report released today [9/23/2020] by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Finance Committee, chaired by Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Charles Grassley of Iowa. [...] What makes it all so shocking is the contrast between the blitheness of the Democrats view of Mr. Biden's threats to Ukraine and the hysterical reaction with which they greeted Mr. Trump's — and impeached him for it.  Particularly given Hunter Biden's work for Burisma.  The Senate report just released pegs at $4 million the amount of money that Burisma paid for the consulting services of the younger Mr. Biden and his partner.  All this while Vice President Biden was the public face of the Obama administration's policy in respect of Ukraine.  It clearly bothered the Obama administration.  The Senate found two officials who expressed their concern — one to officials in the vice president's office, another directly to Vice President Biden and to Hunter.  Biden fils, insisting he did nothing wrong, has confessed to using "poor judgment."

The Hunter Biden Problem.  Joe Biden likes to say that Donald Trump's intemperate behavior is "corrupting" America's children.  It is a curious charge coming from a pol whose own son, Hunter, is a walking display of corruption.  Lost on Biden is the irony that while he worried about the bad "example" Trump might set for America's children, his own child was self-destructing.  It appears that Joe and his lobbyist brothers James and Frank didn't set a particularly good example for Hunter.  They taught him early in his career that he could make easy money off the family's political connections.  Long before Hunter cashed in on his father's last name in China and Ukraine, he was profiting off it in Delaware.  Joe Biden arranged gigs for him, shortly after he left law school, with MBNA, the credit card company in Delaware.  While Joe Biden was pushing legislation beneficial to MBNA, Hunter was picking up mysterious checks from it for unspecified "consulting" work.

Joe Biden Off Campaign Trail for Ninth Day in September.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has no public events scheduled Thursday [9/24/2020] — the ninth day in September the Democrat nominee will not be on the campaign trail.  Biden's campaign called a "lid" at 9:20 a.m Thursday morning, meaning that it had no public events or travel scheduled for the rest of the day.  A "lid" usually also means the campaign will not conduct press conferences or dispense press releases the remainder of the day.  Biden's team also clarified that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democrat vice presidential nominee, had no public events scheduled for Thursday and, therefore, would not be on the campaign trail, either.

For The Ninth Time This Month, Joe Biden Takes A Full Day Off Campaigning.  The Biden Campaign called a "lid" on the campaign trail by 9:20 a.m.  Thursday morning [9/24/2020], meaning the 77-year-old Biden will not make any in-person or media appearances for the rest of the day.  This marks the ninth day this month the campaign has halted access to their candidate before noon with only 40 days to go until the Nov. 3 election.

This Is Probably Why Joe Biden Called It A Day Before 10 AM Yesterday, and Hunter Might Be the Reason.  Joe Biden called it a day before 10 AM.  Less than 45 days from Election Day, with a Supreme Court fight about to break out on the Hill — and Joe is too tired to campaign. [...] The liberal media, which acted as the Biden rapid response team, says he's doing debate preparation.  Yes, the first debate is next Tuesday, but I think we're forgetting the disastrous interview Joe recently had with Axios.  Yeah, Hunter Biden was brought up by Mike Allen, the site's co-founder.  Joe didn't handle it well. [...] He also lied and repeated the claim that he didn't know what his son was up to regarding his shady business dealings.  We also have new reports that $3.5 million was wired to him from the ex-wife of the mayor of Moscow.  Oh, and might have paid for Eastern European hookers who were part of a human trafficking ring.  That's uh, a lot of problematic developments in the final stages of a campaign and before a critical debate.

Biden, the great equivocator, has flip-flopped his way through life.  All of us have run into them occasionally:  people who lack convictions of their own but parrot the convictions of whoever they are speaking with at the moment.  "Go-along-to-get-along" people, who think that others will like them more if they just agree with what others are saying.  Those are people who usually have trouble governing themselves, which means that in almost every case they should never be put in a position to govern others.  We see it in some parents, and in some teachers.  And certainly in some politicians.  And we see it in Joe Biden and his see-saw positions over the 45-plus years of being in elected office, a man quite adept at shifting positions with the Democratic Party's winds.  Biden has been on both sides of so many issues, dodging, evading, switching, escaping, it would be accurate to call him The Great Equivocator.

The left-wingers constantly rail about Trump being a chronic liar, but they're solidly behind this guy.
Biden's claim about attending historically Black Delaware State refuted by university.  Joseph R. Biden declared last year on the campaign trail that he began his academic career at Delaware State University, a historically Black college, a claim that the school refutes.  Carlos Holmes, director of news service for Delaware State, said that Mr. Biden was never a student, although he has made appearances twice on campus for commencement speeches at the public university in Dover, one of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  "Vice President Biden did not attend DSU," said Mr. Holmes in a Thursday [9/24/2020] email.  "However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 and [2016], and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree."

Will Media Ever Ask About Biden's Corrupt Deals As Vice President?  Joe Biden continues to duck appearances where he might have to make unscripted comments or answer even softball questions.  But a new congressional report, "Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption:  The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns," may change that in the upcoming debates:  It asks, did Vice President Biden use his global political influence to help his son Hunter bag lucrative deals in Ukraine and China?  Americans deserve an answer.  The GOP-led investigation charged that the Bidens' efforts to cash in on Joe Biden's clout became so flagrant that U.S. officials became alarmed at what they saw.  It was "an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity ranging from bribery to sex trafficking," according to investigative reporter John Solomon of the Just the News website.

Hunter Biden is a Clear and Present National Security Risk.  The new report jointly dropped today by the Senate Finance and Senate Homeland Security Committees squarely and unambiguously identifies Hunter Biden as a clear and present danger to U.S. national security should his dear old dad get elected to the presidency.  The report makes clear that the younger Biden is not only in the pockets of Chinese and Ukrainian oligarchs, but Russians as well.  The fact that Hunter Biden used his daddy's position as U.S. Vice President to enrich himself during the Obama years has long been well-documented.  The younger Biden tagged along with his helpful Pop on Air Force 2 trips all over the globe to secure lucrative "business" deals with the Chinese Communist government and with the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma.  Chief among the revelations in today's Senate report is that Hunter Biden also received a payment of $3.5 million from the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow, Elena Baturina.

Liberal media's pass on sloppy Joe and scandalous Hunter Biden.  The witness protection of Joe Biden by the media is starting to look like election interference.  Exhibit A:  The Senate interim report released Wednesday [9/23/2020] detailing millions of dollars Joe Biden's son Hunter received from corrupt foreign oligarchs and companies while his father was vice president. [...] The old allegations were damning enough, anyway, despite the fact they have been flushed down the memory hole.  Take Hunter's $50,000 monthly payment for sitting on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas firm Burisma Holdings, despite no relevant experience and a history of drug problems, at a time when his father was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine.  But here's just one of the new revelations:  Hunter received a $3.5 million wire transfer in 2014 from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, and a billionaire friend of Vladimir Putin.  Now that's real Russian collusion.

Hunter Biden Revelations:  Joe Biden Knew, and He Lied About It.  Joe Biden knew.  That's one of the chief themes that was developed in the new Senate report on Hunter Biden's laundry list of bad, possibly criminal behavior.  As I reported yesterday, the report notes that Hunter Biden was wired $3.5M from a Russian woman under mysterious circumstances.  And while the mainstream media may be ignoring all this, there are plenty of people who aren't content to sit back and not push this stuff into the light.  Mollie Hemingway appeared on Fox News last night and shared some of the revelations from the report.

Biden Report Shows Impeachment Was Election Interference.  With the release Wednesday [9/23/2020] of Senator Ron Johnson's (R-Wis.) long-awaited investigation into the Biden family's corrupt, possibly criminal, ties to Ukraine and other countries, one thing is clear:  Had the information in the report been made public a year ago, it's nearly impossible to believe Joe Biden would still be the Democratic nominee for president. [...] Trump's impeachment served two purposes: to bury one more scandal under the self-proclaimed "scandal free" Obama Administration and to save Joe Biden's candidacy.  It was straight-up interference with the 2020 election because without the impeachment diversions, it's very likely that either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, not Biden, would be on the November ballot right now.

Senate Report Accuses Hunter Biden Of Paying For Hookers Who May Have Been Trafficked.  An earthshattering report released by Senate investigators Wednesday [9/23/2020] outlining the Biden family's long list of conflicts of interest at the upper echelons of government unearthed new allegations of former Vice President Joe Biden's son making multiple payments to Eastern European prostitutes.  According to the joint report out by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee with the Senate Treasury Committee, Hunter Biden made a number of payments to foreign nationals with "questionable backgrounds" consistent with "organized prostitution and/or human trafficking."

Seems Like Old Times:  Getty Images Publishes Photo of Joe Biden... With a Halo.  Deb Heine tells me she was looking for a single Getty image — just one — which showed Biden looking sleepy or out of it, but strangely enough — despite him looking like that all the time — she couldn't find such an image in Getty.  But she did find this Obama-esqe halo picture.  And then she found that a lot of DC photographers decided to try for the Halo effect:  [Numerous examples.]

Senate Releases Report of Hunter Biden Foreign Payments and Influence Sales — Money, Hookers and Bribes.  Senators Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report today showing millions in sketchy payments to the son of former Vice-President Joe Biden that showcase compromise and blackmail material.  Included in the release are details of payments made by the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow and what appear to be eastern European prostitutes provided to Hunter Biden.

Senate Report Finds Hunter Biden Financially Tied to Chinese Government, Rich Russian Widow, Human Trafficking.  A long-awaited report released by Senate Republicans Wednesday makes a series of devastating new corruption allegations against Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and alleges that the Obama White House knew Hunter's work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings prevented "the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine" during Biden's tenure as vice president.  According to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee report, Hunter Biden had business associations with Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and People's Liberation Army resulting in millions of dollars in questionable cash transactions.  The Senate investigation also found links between Hunter Biden and human trafficking, the adult entertainment industry, and/or prostitution.

Hunter Biden received $3.5M wire transfer from Russian billionaire:  Senate report.  Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the richest woman in Russia and the widow of Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow, Senate Republicans revealed in their report on the younger Biden's work in Ukraine.  Baturina is referenced in the 87-page report, which was released Wednesday, addressing her payment to Biden's investment firm in early 2014.  "Baturina became Russia's only female billionaire when her plastics company, Inteko, received a series of Moscow municipal contracts while her husband was mayor," it said in providing background on the businesswoman.

Why Biden's Repeated Mask Mandate Flip Flops Matter.  Over the course of five weeks, Joe Biden has stated five different positions on a national mask-wearing mandate.  This is the guy who says he long ago worked out a comprehensive plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and who keeps promising steady leadership if elected president.  For those who haven't been able to keep up with Biden's shifting position on masks, here's a timeline. [...] So why does this kerfuffle over masks matter?  It matters because Biden has made the pandemic the single issue on which he wants voters to decide who should be president.  Yet he still can't articulate a position on one of the key containment policies.  And it matters because Biden and everyone around him keep chanting about his "steady, unifying, experienced leadership."  How does that square with his wobbliness on this relatively simple issue, and what is his experience worth if still can't understand the limits of presidential power?

Biden Campaign to Appear Alongside Hanoi Jane.  The Biden campaign, which has bombarded President Donald Trump with attacks about his respect for U.S. soldiers, will be campaigning this weekend with Jane Fonda, a celebrity best known for fraternizing with enemy troops during the Vietnam War.  Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to join Fonda at a Saturday [9/26/2020] virtual event held by progressive advocacy group Supermajority. [...] Fonda traveled to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of an anti-war protest that saw her pose for photos with enemy troops on an anti-aircraft gun.  The photo sparked outrage among Vietnam veterans, earning her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."

The man, the myth:  Biden still spinning 'fables' despite 1988 election disaster.  Joseph R. Biden blew up his 1988 presidential bid with a plagiarized fictitious account of his hardscrabble roots, but the experience failed to cure him of his tendency to exaggerate, conflate and even invent stories about his upbringing and political history.  Since the start of the 2020 campaign, Mr. Biden has been caught on numerous occasions spinning false and even ludicrous yarns, a tendency that has prompted head-scratching from his supporters and exasperation from conservatives stunned that his tall tales have yet to torpedo his salt-of-the-earth image.

Hunter Biden Raised 'Counterintelligence And Extortion' Concerns, May Have Participated In Sex Trafficking:  Senate Report.  A long-awaited Senate report on Hunter Biden's financial dealings with Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian businesses created potential "criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns," and alarmed US officials who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged potential crimes ranging from sex trafficking to bribery.  The findings are contained in a joint report by the GOP-led Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees, released just six days before the first Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and President Trump.

Harris — not Biden — is the real candidate.  It has been obvious for some time that Biden's cognitive state is on a level with the spider monkey.  He can't remember where he is or what he is running for.  He can't put together a coherent sentence.  His condition has become a running joke.  At his age, he would at best be a one-term president.  So why would a major party pin its hopes on such a man? [...] Enter Kamala Harris.  The media are pushing the argument that Harris is on the ticket because of pressure to choose a woman of color as Biden's running mate.  Note this report from NBC News:  "Add in Biden's age (77), and Harris could find herself in a unique position as vice president.  Instead of having to wait eight years for her shot, she could get it in the next election in 2024."  This is what the Democrats want us to believe.  As usual, it is a lie.  If they win, she won't have to wait at all.

Biden anti-business agenda would wreck the economy.  The Democrats are rewriting history, celebrating the Obama record on the economy as if these were the salad days for America.  In Washington parlance, that is called "misremembering."  The reality is that the Obama tax-and-regulate agenda led to the weakest economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.  This week, the Census Bureau released its economic report — the gold standard of measuring the finances of American families.  In President Donald Trump's first three years in office, real median family income for Americans rose by more than $6,400.  In Obama's EIGHT years in office, the increase in incomes was closer to $4,000.  Black Americans made more income gains in three years under Trump than eight years under Obama.

No-Show Joe.  [Scroll down]  In a week, on Tuesday, September 29, Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates.  And while Trump is making multiple campaign stops a day in front of substantial crowds, jokingly asking why Biden bothered to get plastic surgery if he was just going to cover his face with a mask and trolling Biden with threats that he would ban him from the presidency by executive order, Biden can't even show his face nearly 40 percent of the time.  And when he does, it's to do softball interviews from his basement or bizarre "campaign" events in front of practically no one.  Biden gets off a plane and waves to an empty tarmac, while Trump speaks in front of a hangar full of people.

Will Biden attend the first debate?
Will Biden Survive the First Debate?  Biden's cognitive decline is now so steep that he begins reading pre-written answers to pre-written questions, forgets what he's doing halfway through, and settles for stringing syllables together that sound English-y in a non-native speaker sort of way.  He is a man forever in search of a thought but finding none, while the press corps propping up his campaign pretends otherwise.  All I hear when Old Joe speaks is Grampa Simpson saying, "If I'm not back at the home by nine, they declare me legally dead and collect my insurance."  That might be his best excuse for getting out of the debate in Cleveland.  If America sees the real "Sundown" Joe after dusk, this race is over.  Don't do it, Joe!  Getting murdered on national television is no way to end a 47-year career as a Washington welcome mat.  It would be better to concede the contest right now than to endure the beating coming your way.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden simply cannot drop out at this point, because it would force the Democrats to reveal the name of Kamala Harris's running mate, way ahead of the early voting window.  Such a person would almost certainly have to be female and/or black, e.g., Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Oprah Winfrey, or Michelle Obama.  The majority of American voters will not vote for any of them.  As a public service, I will refrain from making any further suggestions.

Hunter Biden Received Millions From Wife Of Ex-Moscow Mayor, Paid Suspects Allegedly Tied To Trafficking, Had Contacts With Individuals Linked To Chinese Military, Senate Report Alleges.  A bombshell report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Committee on Finance makes a series of damning new allegations against Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat presidential nominee.  The investigation launched after Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) publicly raised conflict-of-interest concerns about the sale of a U.S. company to a Chinese firm with ties to Hunter Biden a month before Congress was notified about a whistleblower complaint that was the catalyst for Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump.  The Senate's investigation relied on records from the U.S. government, Democrat lobbying groups, and interviews of numerous current and former officials.

Sen. Johnson, Sen. Grassley release report on conflicts-of-interest investigation involving Hunter Biden.  US Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report revealing millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden, his associates and foreign individuals.  The foreign individuals include the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Senate GOP's controversial Biden report.  Republicans on Wednesday [9/23/2020] released a report on their investigation focused on former Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, a move they hope will put fresh scrutiny on the former vice president just weeks from the election.  The controversial probe is spearheaded by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).  It is focused broadly on Obama-era policy and Hunter Biden's work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings.

GOP-led Senate committees issue report on Bidens and Ukraine.  Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday on the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine.  Biden's campaign immediately panned the report, released six weeks before the election, as an effort by an ally of President Trump to damage his election opponent.

A year after impeachment, Hunter Biden's Ukraine activities come home to roost.  A year ago this month, Democrats began their impeachment crusade against President Trump because he had sought an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden's activities in Ukraine.  And the rallying cry then was that any concerns about the Bidens were pure, discredited conspiracy theories.  What a difference a year makes.  The GOP-led Senate Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees plan to release a joint report as early as this week disclosing the results of a year-long probe into Joe Biden's stewardship of Ukraine anti-corruption policy while his son earned big money as a board member at the corruption-plagued Burisma Holdings gas firm.

Senate report slams Bidens for conflicts of interest, flags possible criminal activity.  A year-long Senate investigation concluded Wednesday that Hunter Biden's efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father's vice presidency raised alarm among U.S. government officials, who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity ranging from bribery to sex trafficking.  The long-awaited joint report by the GOP-led Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees delivered several blockbuster revelations less than two months before Election Day, suggesting Obama administration officials ignored clear warning signs about ethical conflicts and possible extortion risks involving Joe Biden's family.  Perhaps the most explosive revelation was that the U.S. Treasury Department flagged payments collected overseas by Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer for possible illicit activities.

Socialists are destroying the nation.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Chuck Schumer have united to use and exploit — as the red-lipped lipsticked socialist with the mocialist put it, during a joint event in Brooklyn — "every tool at our disposal" that can stop the Senate from confirming any Supreme Court justice nominated by President Donald Trump.  In other words:  Make way for the firebombs.  'Cause when socialists say "every tool at our disposal," they aren't talking about talking. [...] They're talking about bricks.  And Molotov cocktails.  And broken storefront windows and smashed cars.  And holding mob-mentality scream-fests outside hospitals where, say, shot police officers lay healing, and hurling phrases like, "We hope you die."  They're talking about using every irrational tool at their disposal, including violence, including thuggery, including intimidating protests and in-your-face confrontations — "every tool at [their] disposal" to win the White House, to kick this administration to the curb, and finally, ultimately, in the end, to bring Trump both figuratively and literally to his knees.  They want to see this president suffer.  They want to see this president jailed and destroyed.  They're talking about taking blood, but no prisoners.

Biden Campaign Calls 'a Lid' on Sleepy Joe's Media Appearances For the 8th Time This Month.  For the eight time this month, the Biden campaign on Tuesday called "a lid" before noon, meaning the 77-year-old won't be making any in-person campaign appearances for the rest of the day — 42 days before the election.  The campaign's announcement came at 9:22 a.m., according to Ed O'Keefe, the political correspondent for CBS News.  Jake Schneider, the Rapid Response deputy director of President Trump's campaign team mocked Biden for hiding out "in his basement" for the day instead of campaigning.

Cotton: Biden Knows if He Revealed 'Radical Left-Wing' SCOTUS Nomination List 'He Would Lose the Election'.  In a Tuesday [9/22/2020] interview with Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sounded off on why 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is yet to reveal his list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.  According to Cotton, Biden is stalling because he knows if he put out a list, "he would lose the election" after unveiling a list of "radical left-wing lawyers."

After Taking Another Day Off The Campaign Trail, It's Time To Ask If Joe Biden Is OK.  Tuesday morning [9/22/2020] before 9crapshoota.m., the Biden campaign announced it was putting a lid on the day.  For those unfamiliar with this lingo it means that Biden will have no events or appearances for the rest of the day.  This is a Tuesday, just 42 days away from an election that by all accounts seems to be tightening, especially in key battleground states.  To basically take the day off in the midst of a heated campaign is strange, even more so because he has done this several times in the past few weeks.  It is becoming impossible not to wonder if Biden really is fit to campaign, and by extension, be president of the United States. [...] This is an issue that most of the corporate media really, really, really does not want to cover.  But we are getting to a place where they will just have no choice.  Put simply, what looked this summer like a reasonable strategy to lay low and let an inevitable win come to Biden now looks flat out bizarre.

Joe Biden Isn't Running For President, His Teleprompter Is.  [Scroll down]  Stepping on a rake has been part of Biden's shtick for ages, and we've been gaslighted to think this is the essence of charm.  That's just Joe, folks!  But in 2014, then-Vice President Biden's blunders caught up with him again, this time embarrassing the Obama administration.  So The New Yorker published an article about his verbal doozies that riled allies at home and interests abroad.  That was not that long ago, but six years can have a profound, compounding effect on the brain.  It's now [uncertain] what's going to come out of Biden's mouth on or off the prompter.  Biden has regressed to the point of reading cues out loud, giving hand signals — that we can see — to scroll up the text, and botching words as they appear on the screen.

Biden teleprompter in Minnesota
More Photos of Biden Teleprompter Revealed.  Joe Biden spoke last week in Duluth, Minnesota to a handful of campaign videographers and approved press.  The entire event was staged with Biden reading from his teleprompter and we now have proof.  The entire Duluth, Minnesota presser in Minnesota was a bad joke.

In a similar manner, Barack H. Obama is helpless without a teleprompter.

If Biden Comes In, So Do 50+ Million Immigrants.  As the liberal fight against ICE continues, the new Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants into the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis via the Daily Caller.  "This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country," said the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR).

Joe Biden's Supreme Court shortlist:  White people need not apply.  The United States is a diverse nation, and there's nothing wrong with wanting our government to include people from all walks of life and perspectives.  But in fashion sadly typical for today's Democratic Party, Joe Biden just responded to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with an extreme invocation of identity politics.  His regressive approach to filling her seat sabotages true diversity and progress.  Biden has explicitly made it clear that white women and men of all races need not apply for his Supreme Court shortlist.  "I'm looking forward to making sure there's a black woman on the Supreme Court," he said on the Democratic debate stage in February.  "I'd push very hard for that."

Joe Biden Botches Pledge Of Allegiance In Wisconsin.  2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden screwed up the Pledge of Allegiance Monday [9/21/2020] during a campaign speech in Wisconsin.  "I pledge allegiance to the United States of America, one nation, indivisible, under God, for real," Biden said.

Biden On If He Supports Radical Idea Of Packing Supreme Court: 'I'm Not Going To Answer That Question'.  Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the issue of whether he supports packing the Supreme Court is a "legitimate question" for journalists to ask but he is not going to answer the question.  A local Wisconsin news station asked Biden if he was elected president and the Democrats gained back control of the Senate, would he support adding more seats to the Supreme Court.  "It's a legitimate question," Biden responded.  "But let me tell you why I'm not going to answer that question:  Because it will shift the whole focus.  That's what he wants.  He never wants to talk about the issue at hand.  He always tries to change the subject.  But let's say I answer that question, then the whole debate's going to be: well, Biden said or didn't say.  Biden said he would or wouldn't."

Joe Biden:  Voters Don't Deserve to Know Whom I'd Appoint to Supreme Court.  Joe Biden told a Milwaukee television station on Monday that voters do not deserve to know whom he would appoint to the Supreme Court.  After acknowledging he has a list of potential nominees, Joe Biden told TMJ 4 he simply is not going to share it. [...] He admitted the first selection was based on race and gender:  a black woman.  But beyond that, he would not provide additional details.

A year after impeachment, Hunter Biden's Ukraine activities come home to roost.  A year ago this month, Democrats began their impeachment crusade against President Trump because he had sought an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden's activities in Ukraine.  And the rallying cry then was that any concerns about the Bidens were pure, discredited conspiracy theories.  What a difference a year makes.  The GOP-led Senate Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees plan to release a joint report as early as this week disclosing the results of a year-long probe into Joe Biden's stewardship of Ukraine anti-corruption policy while his son earned big money as a board member at the corruption-plagued Burisma Holdings gas firm.

Do Democrats Really Believe Biden Is Winning?  All Americans should stop at least once before Election Day and take a hard look at the Democrat candidate, "King of Aphasia" Joe Biden.  When they do, they will understand what the left is planning.  Ignore his 47 years in elected office without accomplishment, save for the 1994 Crime Bill, which he has since disavowed.  Ignore that, as Robert Gates, former defense secretary under Obama, said, he has been wrong on every foreign policy issue facing the United States in the last 40 years.  Dismiss the serial corruption of his family as they traded on his political office to become wealthy.  Ignore the gaffes and the serial plagiarism.  Ignore his long association with politicians associated with the Ku Klux Klan.  Ignore his penchant for the unwanted touching of women and children and his creepy fondness for the smell of their hair.  Concentrate on the man and who he is today.  Look at the comparison of the Joe Biden who debated Paul Ryan in 2012 with the Biden of today, hoping to trade his basement for the White House cellar.  His mumbling and the many times he seems lost even when reading prepared answers off a teleprompter to prearranged questions from reporters pre-picked by his staff should force even the casual observer to admit he has lost much more than a step.

Is Anyone Else Puzzled Over What Joe Biden Did the Day After Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Passing?  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died.  She was 87.  Her legacy is cemented.  Period.  The Left is going bananas.  The meltdowns are pervasive.  The Democrats want to pack the Supreme Court in anticipation of a nomination fight to fill her vacancy.  Filling the seat is going to happen.  The top Senate Republicans have signaled their intention to hold committee and floor votes should a nominee be brought before them.  President Donald Trump said that the Republican Party should move "without delay" to fill the vacancy. [...] Biden has enthusiasm issues with Democrats and this SCOTUS issue could help him get a little life into the equation.  Nope.  He was too tired.  His people called a lid at 8:34 AM.  Yeah, that's right.  He decided to take the day off.  I mean, not complaining, but this is odd, right? [...] For progressive voters, this should tell you all that you need to know about Joe.  He's no fighter.  He's weak.  He'd rather stay in the basement.

The Secret Life of Joe Biden.  It wasn't long ago that Biden was telling a rapt audience at Dartmouth the story of a brave Navy captain who had rappelled down a steep ravine in the mountains of Kunar province in an unsuccessful bid to rescue his comrade.  An unnamed general had implored the then-vice president to fly to Afghanistan and personally pin the Silver Star on this captain.  "And everybody got concerned a vice president going up in the middle of this," a fearless Biden recalled, "but we can lose a vice president; we can't lose many more of these kids, not a joke."  Now, don't fret.  Biden is no stranger to peril.  During a presidential primary debate in 2007, he told viewers about the time he had been "shot at" during a trip to the Green Zone in Iraq.  In any event, the naval officer in question would not let Biden pin the medal on him.  "God's truth, my word as a Biden," the former senator said.  "He stood at attention, I went to pin him, he said: 'Sir, I don't want the [...] thing.  Do not pin it on me sir, please.  Do not do that.  He died.  He died.'"  The only problem with this moving tale was that Biden never visited Kunar province as vice president nor did he ever pin a silver star on any Navy captain, much less one who refused to accept the honor.  Nor, incidentally, had Biden ever been "shot at" by anyone.

Time for the Democrats to Pull the Plug on Joe Biden?  Joe Biden has never been an intelligent person, but there was a time when his brain would have sounded an alarm if he was about to say that 2/3 of the U.S. population was about to perish.  But those days are gone.  Biden is a pathetic shell of a man, and for the Democrats to continue propping him up as a presidential candidate is elder abuse.  Because of the crazy environment in which we live, there is a chance that Biden might be elected president.  But he will never serve as president.  He can't.  He is senile, suffering from advanced dementia.  If the Democrats care, they aren't showing it.

Biden is accused of hypocrisy after saying in 2016 it is the 'constitutional duty' of a president to name a SCOTUS nominee even if it is an election year.  Joe Biden is accused of hypocrisy after a 2016 op-ed emerged in which he slammed Republicans for holding up a Supreme Court appointment, stating that it is the 'constitutional duty' of a president to nominate if a vacancy becomes available.  He made the comments in a March 2016 op-ed with the New York Times, in which he added that he was 'surprised and saddened' to hear Republican senators say they would not longer accept a nomination because it was an election year.  His words resurfaced this week after he blasted President Donald Trump for moving to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.

If Trump said this, it would be front-page news.
Joe Biden Claims 200 Million Americans Have Died from Coronavirus.  Joe Biden claimed on Sunday that, by the time he would be done speaking, 200 million Americans will have died from the coronavirus.  [Video clip]  As Biden demanded inaction from the U.S. Senate on providing advice and consent on a potential Supreme Court nominee, he said, "It's estimated 200 million people have died probably by the time I finish this talk."  That would be roughly two-thirds of the country.

A Woke Joe Biden Ends His Hibernation.  Like some fictive vampire, Joe Biden has been ensconced in a basement tomb and, now pale, he is reemerging into the light and finding the glare all but lethal.  Under the cloak of the coronavirus and national quarantine, Biden essentially had shut down his campaign from late March to the present.  Ostensibly, his handlers believed that any downside of appearing to play-rope-a-dope and to avoid unscripted events was more than outweighed by not putting a sometimes frail 77-year-old man with apparent cognitive challenges out on the campaign trail for 16-hour days.  Or as his former boss, Barack Obama, reportedly warned Biden of the looming 2020 ordeal and his apparent fragility, "You don't have to do this, Joe, you really don't."  He really didn't have to — except that Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders proved inept messengers of socialism.

Democrats nervous lukewarm Biden reception in Minnesota bodes well for Trump.  Democrats are concerned that a groundswell of support for President Trump outside of Minnesota's Twin Cities may be enough to win him the state over 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  Biden, the former two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator, visited carpenter apprentices and other union workers near Duluth on Friday [9/18/2020], his first trip to Minnesota in more than 1,000 days, according to the Trump campaign.  Yet, despite his team releasing scant details about his itinerary, even to the local press, Republicans outnumbered Democrats at Hermantown's Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center, worrying those who are opposed to Trump clinching a second term on Nov. 3.

To Rescue Biden, Media Conflate All Teleprompter Use.  At his Wisconsin rally last night, President Donald Trump continued to tease former Vice President Joe Biden for relying on a teleprompter when he answers queries from the media.  While teleprompter use is very common for politicians and others giving formal speeches, Biden is the first candidate to regularly use one outside of formal speeches, such as during press conferences.  During Biden's nearly 50 years in politics, his off-the-cuff remarks have gotten him in more than a bit of trouble, but the obvious teleprompter use is posing problems of its own.

Biden Refuses To Release List Of Supreme Court Contenders.  It's no secret that Republicans take filling judgeships much more seriously than Democrats.  President Trump released his first list of prospective Supreme Court nominees before he was even elected, back in September 2016, and — in what was taken at the time as a grim harbinger of RBG's condition — released his most recent revisions/additions earlier this month, just days before RBG died.  But in the latest indication of just how low a priority selecting Supreme Court judges has been for Democrats — after all, they're not even in power, right? — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reportedly refusing to release a list of potential nominees, should he ever get the opportunity to fill the vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Joe Biden Resurrects False College Claim That Helped Ruin His 1988 Presidential Run.  Joe Biden is not the first person in his family to have gone to college.  But he has a lengthy history of claiming otherwise, no matter how much the lie gets him in trouble.  Even after having famously admitted exactly 33 years ago to the day that he had family who had gone to college before him, Biden once again made the false claim at a CNN Town Hall on Thursday night.  Biden enthusiast Charlotte Alter, a national correspondent at Time magazine, tweeted out his line, apparently unaware of its role in Biden's 1987 presidential campaign collapse:  [Tweet]

Biden-Harris Ticket All Over the Place on Nationwide Mask Mandate.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have struggled to deliver a consistent message on whether they would enforce a nationwide coronavirus mask mandate in office.  [Video clip]

Biden Stumbles Over His Words, His Notes, and His Facts.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has insisted he's not slowing down, but this week he struggled to read his notes and speak clearly, and he even repeated one of the falsehoods about his college career that sunk his 1988 presidential campaign.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Cannot Stop Lying.  Younger readers and many journalists don't remember, but in 1987 then-Senator Biden was the front-runner for the Democratic presidential primary.  The New York Times described him as "the hot property of the Democratic field, a meteor in a sky of slow-moving planets."  Biden moved crowds with powerful speeches about his humble beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania and his upward journey through local politics all the way to the United States Senate.  But Biden's campaign used speeches by British Labour Leader Neil Kinnock as models for their own candidate.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Biden soon went well beyond imitation.  Seemingly forgetting details of his own life story, Biden started telling crowds about his coal miner ancestors, and about how he was the first in his family to go to college.  But these were not true of Biden nor his family — the anecdotes were unique to Kinnock.

Joe Biden spent decades warning of voter fraud — now called a myth by Dems.  The Democratic Party line treats voter fraud as little more than a GOP fever dream — yet the party's presidential candidate Joe Biden spent decades of his career sounding the alarm about it.  Biden, the Democratic standard bearer, consistently shared GOP concerns about voter fraud during his 36 years as a United States senator from Delaware.  "Should Voters Be Allowed To Register On Election Day?  No," Biden wrote in an op-ed to a now-defunct Wilmington, Del. newspaper in 1977.  He even chided President Carter for proposing it.

Obama is the Power Behind the Biden Teleprompter.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, the liberals in the media are in ecstasy over Barack Hussein' Obama's new book, A Promised Land. [...] Obama is still important, not only because he's hawking a new book, but because he's the power behind the Joe Biden candidacy.  While conservatives note the references by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris to a planned "Harris Administration," a Joe Biden victory will in reality be another Obama Administration, a third term for our 44th president.  Anybody who gets Democratic Party email messages about the election understands that Obama is the fundraising hook or ploy in most of them.  Biden can't motivate the left, but Obama can.

Biden stiffed local media in campaign visit to Duluth, Minnesota yesterday.  One of the principal benefits of a presidential campaign visit to the hustings is supposed to be the opportunity for the candidate to appear on local media, talking to locally prominent reporters and anchors that reach viewers that normally pay little attention to national news.  Locals often feel a sense of identification with their familiar local media figures and appreciate the attention from a national figure.  It's a corollary to the maxim that "all politics is local," connecting the candidate to the hometown media, to whom the locals may feel a certain affinity.  That's why it was so jarring yesterday when Joe Biden visited Duluth, Minnesota yesterday and stiff-armed the local media.

Sorry, Mr. Biden:  The voters did pick who should fill the SCOTUS vacancy.  Commenting on the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden said:  "There is no doubt, let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider."  Well Mr. Biden, in case you don't remember, the voters did pick a president in 2016, and the voters picked Donald J. Trump.  Mr. Trump was inaugurated at noon on Jan. 20, 2017, making him the 45th President of the United States.  Again, in case you can't recall Mr. Biden, Section 1 of the 20th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution states that Donald J. Trump's term as president of the United States does not end until noon on Jan. 20, 2021.

The Biden Hoax.  Joe Biden's nomination is the Democrats' crowning insult.  They're making another go at playing voters for chumps. [...] Biden's nomination is more than a go at sly stagecraft; it's the most audacious gaslighting in American history.  Everybody and his sister can see that Biden is suffering early onset dementia.  If not, then let's see the neurological evals, because Biden's compass isn't pointing true north.  He's slow, often confused, irritable, and, increasingly vacant.  He shuffles when he walks.  Trotting ten feet to a podium — once — doesn't count.  He takes days off, and his availability is strictly limited.  Packing Biden off for a quick, canned event in Florida isn't close to Trump's indefatigable stumping.  Most days, Biden lives out the campaign at his spacious Wilmington, Delaware house.  Not surprisingly, the MSM throws Biden softballs.  That's a given among Fourth Estate bulldogs.  Democrats always get passes, even when their minds are intact.

The Harris-Biden Administration.  [Scroll down]  Biden is deteriorating.  There's just no kind or delicate way around this point, although of course we don't relish the man's decline or take the suffering of old age lightly.  Had Biden been left at home to watch the twilight of his years descend with dignity, we would wish him only the best.  As it is, however, the Democrats have forced us to state the obvious [...] The man can't hold a microphone steady at this point, let alone form a coherent sentence.  The person who is rubbing her hands with delight at this abusive spectacle, though, is Kamala Harris.  Her complete lack of any redeeming qualities, or even any qualities that appeal to the electorate, has not stopped her from making a very serious bid for the highest office in the land.  Harris — implausibly, since she won not a single delegate during her own presidential bid — has a real shot at this thing, and she can taste it.  Not even her own voters like her.  But that won't stop her.

Biden Promises to Control the Weather.  Even as demagogic campaign rhetoric goes, Joe Biden's speech earlier this week about Trump as a "climate arsonist" was exceptionally absurd.  He blamed Trump in effect for not controlling the weather, implying that a Biden presidency would eliminate extreme weather events.  Barack Obama famously said that he could stop the rise of the oceans.  Biden is making similarly grand claims.  Apparently we won't suffer wildfires anymore once he becomes president.

Keywords: astroturf, audience plant, bias, softball.
Democratic voters toss Joe Biden softballs during CNN town hall.  Joe Biden was tossed softball questions from mostly all Democratic voters at a 75-minute CNN town hall on Thursday night [9/17/2020] in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, two nights after President Trump was hammered by uncommitted voters in Philadelphia.  The septuagenarian candidate was asked such questions as how he would keep American workplaces safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether he'd benefited from white privilege, and how he would bring the nation together, with little follow up from moderator Anderson Cooper.  With only 12 days until the first presidential debate, Biden attempted to dodge any questions that were remotely difficult and was confronted with only three people who voted for Trump in 2016 — appearing to mock one of them for that vote.

Joe Biden's CNN town hall:  An occasional whopper.  Here are five claims that caught our attention during his CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., moderated by Anderson Cooper.  "If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive.  All the people — I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data."  Actually, Biden is making this up.  There is no data to support this, even if the president had moved rapidly in January to deal with the coronavirus and been able to persuade the Chinese leadership to be more forthcoming about the situation.  Even nations that have been praised for their handling of the pandemic, such as South Korea, New Zealand and Iceland, have suffered some deaths (377 in South Korea, 25 in New Zealand and 10 in Iceland).

CNN panned for 'softball' Biden town hall:  This isn't getting him ready for the debates.  The reviews are in for the CNN town hall featuring Joe Biden... and they aren't great.  While Biden's performance has received praise for his ability to display empathy toward Pennsylvania voters selected to ask questions, what has been described as the "softball" treatment of the former vice president by CNN was widely panned on Thursday night [9/17/2020], especially following the grilling President Trump faced at the ABC News town hall just two days before.  "In the first moments, the contrast between what Trump was asked and what Biden is being asked is striking," Politico columnist Jeff Greenfield tweeted, later writing[,] "Biden is doing very well, yes.  But this is not exactly getting him ready to face tough questions from a Chris Wallace or Jake Tapper (should he decide to do so)."

When cameras at town hall are off Biden, he violates social distancing rules.  When it comes to wearing a face mask and obeying all the other rules of COVID-19 etiquette, the Left is more interested in selling the sizzle than the steak.  Ben Bowles noted a prime example yesterday in the person of CNN's Kaitlan Collins.  At a press briefing on Wednesday, Collins sardonically asked, "So have any medical experts told the president that masks aren't good or is he only citing non-medical experts like [sic] he did last night?" But the second the presser ended, Collins doffed her mask despite being well within the 6-foot limit of the nearest reporter.  But Collins is small potatoes when it comes to self-righteous lectures on mask wearing.  If you need an example of hypocrisy at the highest levels, seek no further than Joe Biden, [...]

Joe Biden and Anderson Cooper slammed for scrapping social distancing as the cameras pull away.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and CNN host Anderson Cooper were criticized on social media Thursday night, after viewers noticed that the two threw social distancing out the window as the cameras pulled away after carefully staying far apart during the nominee's town hall.  Pundit Steve Krakauer shared footage of the incident, tweeting, "Joe Biden and Anderson Cooper are making a point of social distancing during the CNN Town Hall while on the stage.  But when they think they've gone to commercial break, they get so close to each other that Biden is whispering in Cooper's ear[.]"  [Video clip]

Why Is Biden So Frightened by a Drug Test?  The federal government mandates that millions of Americans submit to drug screenings to qualify for certain types of positions.  This includes members of the military and other employees of the Department of Defense.  Yet 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — a man who wants the voters to elect him Commander in Chief — called President Trump a fool on Monday [9/14/2020] for suggesting that they both submit to just a such a test before their first debate.  Biden has responded equally defensively to requests that he produce a recent cognitive acuity test.  This will inevitably cause voters to wonder what he's hiding.  The Democrats and the corporate media scoff at Trump's drug test challenge as if it isn't to be taken seriously.  They dismiss it as if the president is merely trolling Biden.  In reality, however, he is asking a serious question to which the voters deserve a serious answer.

Joe Biden says he would mandate masks on federal land.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr for saying that coronavirus lockdown orders were the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery — and called Donald Trump's handling of Covid 'close to criminal.'  'Quite frankly they're sick,' Biden remarked of Barr's comments at a Thursday night [9/178/2020] CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper, held just outside his hometown of Scranton, PA.  'I never, ever thought I would see such a thoroughly, totally irresponsible administration.'

Biden Claims Trump Is Responsible For 'All The People' Who Died From Coronavirus: 'I'm Not Making This Up'.  Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed without evidence on Thursday night that President Donald Trump was responsible for every single person who has died from the coronavirus, which originated in China.  "If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive.  All the people — I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data," Biden stated.  One study suggested that a large number of people may not have died if certain measures had been implemented weeks earlier, but the study in no way stated that earlier action would have saved "all the people."  It's worth noting that Biden held eight rallies in March while Trump only held one.

Biden says if Trump acted sooner on coronavirus 'all the people would still be alive'.  Joe Biden indicated during a CNN town hall Thursday that President Trump is responsible for every single coronavirus death.  "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," the Democratic presidential nominee told the audience in Pennsylvania.  "All the people — I'm not making this up.  Just look at the data.  Look at the data."  Critics on social media were quick to jump on Biden for his comments.

Leaked 2016 Call Reveals Joe Biden Risked National Security To Sabotage Trump.  A recently leaked phone call between then-Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko directly after the 2016 presidential election shows that Biden sought to sabotage the incoming Trump administration before Donald Trump even took office, and much worse.  During the course of the call, Biden badmouthed the incoming administration, saying, "The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn't know a great deal about [Ukraine]" and that they were unprepared for the transition.  This in itself is inappropriate, but it was meant to set the stage for Biden's next statement and future plans.  Biden then told Poroshenko, "I don't plan on going away.  As a private citizen, I plan on staying deeply engaged in the endeavor that you have begun and we have begun."  In a matter of moments, Biden undermined the incoming administration, branded them as not knowing anything about Ukraine, and attempted to set up a foreign policy backchannel for himself after he left office as a private citizen, which could violate the Logan Act.

Joe Biden: 'No Deportations' for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.  During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.  After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

Biden says he may have authority to implement nat'l mask mandate.  Joe Biden has reiterated he will implement a national mask mandate if he's elected president this year.  During a news conference in Delaware, the Democrat presidential candidate said his legal team believes he has the authority to mandate mask wearing.  This came after he previously stated he's not sure whether that order would even be enforceable.  Biden claimed if he can't impose it, he will propose the mandate to every U.S. governor.  He added, "We must do it."

Biden's energy plan could kill 5 million blue-collar jobs.  Joe Biden just can't get his story straight on his green energy promises.  In Pittsburgh, in front of union workers last month, he declared:  "I am not banning fracking.  Let me say that again.  I am not banning fracking.  No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me."  But that is far from what he was saying earlier this year.  During a March Democratic primary debate exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Biden, Sanders started by saying:  "I'm talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can.  I'm talking about telling the fossil fuel industry that they are going to stop destroying this planet — no ifs, buts and maybes about it."

Biden translator needed.  Joe Biden:  "Cause if you could take care, if you were a quartermaster, you can sure [...] take care runnin' a, you know, a department store uh, thing, you know, where, in the second floor of the ladies department or whatever, you know what I mean?"  [Video clip]

Retired Marine beyond furious over Biden's dubious 'abhorrent' story about veteran with PTSD.  A retired U.S. Marine slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for an "abhorrent" story he shared about a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Retired Marine Johnny "Joey" Jones told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday [9/16/2020] that he was "personally offended" by the story Biden shared at a campaign stop in the battleground state of Florida where he spoke on veterans issues.  The former vice president pressed for an end to the "stigma" around mental health treatment as he told the story in Tampa on Tuesday.  Jones questioned whether Biden's story was even "grounded in fact" as he reacted on Fox News Wednesday, adding that it was "the worst thing I've ever heard a presidential candidate say about men and women serving."  [Video clip]

Biden out standing in his field
Joe:  A Man Outstanding In His Field.  I love it when Joey comes out of his basement. [...] The reason for Joe's prepared remarks yesterday [9/14/2020] was to accuse President Trump of starting the wildfires on the West Coast, creating hurricanes in the Atlantic, allowing the COVID-19 pandemic into the country thus causing the resultant economic collapse, and encouraging the "emboldened white supremacy" he's certain is out there.  He covered a lot of ground in a very few minutes; impressive for an old man of little brain.

Biden has moved further left than Obama on economic and spending policy.  Despite his history as a centrist, Joe Biden has moved further to the left than President Barack Obama and previous Democrats when it comes to his spending policies, economists say.  This has occurred, they say, not only because the Democratic base is increasingly progressive but also because of the extraordinary challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.  "Biden is presenting himself as temperamentally moderate, which is why he's pushing back on some of the protests," said Brian Riedl, an economist with the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.  "But his actual policy proposals are far to the left, like much of the Democratic Party."

Joe Biden in July 2019: I'll 'Make Sure' Fracking Is 'Eliminated,' Now, 'I Will Not Ban Fracking'.  The question as to whether a President Joe Biden would or would not ban fracking has two answers:  He would "make sure" that hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" to produce oil and natural gas is "eliminated" while saying he would not ban the technique. [...] In an interview last weekend with a local show, This Week in Pennsylvania, Biden said he never has vowed to end fracking. [...] But Biden's campaign website reveals what oil and gas advocates are warning would happen if the former vice president becomes president.

Treasury flagged foreign money flowing to Hunter Biden-tied firms as 'suspicious'.  A Treasury Department agency that polices financial threats such as money laundering flagged several foreign transactions to Hunter Biden-connected businesses as "suspicious" during the end of the Obama administration and the beginning of the Trump administration.  The concerns from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) were highlighted in Suspicious Activity Reports turned over to Senate committees over the last year in conjunction with investigations into the Russia and Ukraine scandals, according to several officials familiar with the evidence.  As those Senate investigations wind toward the issuance of their first official report later this month, an essential question has emerged:  Did U.S. law enforcement or intelligence agencies do anything to determine if the money flowing to Vice President Joe Biden's son posed any criminal or intelligence threats?  Officials at Treasury, FBI and the Office of Director of National Intelligence declined comment.

Biden Says He'll Kill Federal Funding For Charter Schools.  Many Of Those Schools Hugely Benefit Minorities.  Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no "private charter school will receive a penny of federal money.  None."

There's a reason why Rush is wondering if Biden is ever seen at night.  By now, it's the worst kept secret in the world that Joe Biden is having cognitive difficulties.  He's tethered to a teleprompter, fed only pre-approved questions, and speaks in short increments to friendly audiences.  Rumors are floating about that his dementia is quite advanced. [...] Indeed, most of Biden's appearances are early in the day.  He may do this because he tires easily and, by afternoon, is running on empty.  Rush, though, posits that Biden may be suffering from sundowning, something strongly associated with dementia in the elderly, especially with Alzheimer's.  Sundowning is so named because it consistently appears as the sun is setting. [...] Biden's not all there, and we all know it.  It's an absolute scandal that the Democrats are trying to prop him up long enough to get him through the election so that Kamala Harris, a leftist's leftist, can be installed in the White House.

Joe Biden Weirdly Rants About Quartermasters and Ladies Departments, and I've Got Nothing.  This is much more serious that making fun of the fact that the Democrat nominee is clearly suffering from dementia and an inability to process basic thoughts.  Elections are not a joke.  Policies are not a joke.  If Biden can't be off prompter long enough to articulate something as simple as what he was trying to say here, how is he going to manage a presidency?  The simple answer is that he's not.  Hence Kamala Harris basically admitting it's her administration recently.  Everyone knows what's really happening here and it's one of the most dishonest bait and switches to ever happen in politics.

Trump's new Killer commercial:  Joe's Teleprompter.  Yes.  Joe Biden needs a teleprompter.  Just to answer simple questions.  This man will never debate Trump.  Not without major help, an earpiece and even then he is doomed vs Trump.  Trump needs to make sure if there is a debate, that he can have any ear-piece jammed denying Biden his cheating possibilities.

Joe Biden is Running an Invisible Digital Campaign in All-Important Michigan.  That's Making Some Democrats Nervous.  Four years ago, Don Sabbe made what he calls a "devastating" mistake. [...] This year, the 83-year old former Chrysler employee says he'll definitely vote for Joe Biden, but he's getting concerned about Biden's campaign here in Michigan.  "I can't even find a sign," Sabbe says outside a Kroger's in Sterling Heights, [...] "I'm looking for one of those storefronts.  I'm looking for a campaign office for Biden.  And I'm not finding one."  The reason Sabbe can't find a dedicated Biden campaign field office is because there aren't any around here.  Not in Macomb County, the swing region where Sabbe lives.  It's not even clear Biden has opened any new dedicated field offices in the state; because of the pandemic, they've moved their field organizing effort online.

Harris-Biden gaffes spark questions over Democrat ticket leadership.  As American voters worry about Joe Biden's mental fitness to serve as the leader of the Free World, recent slip-ups from both the gaffe king himself and his running mate Kamala Harris are sparking widespread confusion.  While speaking to military families during a campaign event in Florida Tuesday, Biden appeared to suggest his vice presidential pick is the one at the top of the ticket for the Democrats' bid for the White House.  Many on social media suggested it may have been a "Freudian slip." The clip was trending on Twitter throughout the day.  Furthermore, Harris appeared to make the same mistake during a virtual roundtable with small business owners in Arizona just one day prior.

Biden Makes No Sense in Florida Roundtable Event, Rambles About the Second Floor of the Ladies Department.  77-year-old Joe Biden on Tuesday made no sense during his roundtable event with veterans in Tampa, Florida.  Biden wore a mask while he spoke even though only 6 others participated and they were all several feet away from each other.  At one point Biden began to ramble about the ladies department... you know, the thing!  [Video clip]

Most Americans Know Joe Biden Is a Trojan Horse for the Tyrannical Senator Who Lost the Primary.  As PJ Media's Stephen Kruiser noted in the Morning Briefing on Tuesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) seemed to let slip her plans for Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. should he win on November 3. [...] Kruiser called this "the Mother of all Freudian slips," but for many Americans, it was simply "making the subtext text." According to a Rasmussen poll from August, most likely U.S. voters said it is likely Biden's running mate will become president before the end of the Democrat's potential term.  Rasmussen asked Americans, "If Biden is elected in November, how likely is it that his running mate will be president before the end of Biden's four-year term — very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely?"  A whopping 59 percent of likely U.S. voters said it is "likely" Biden's running mate — who had not yet been announced at the time — would become president before the end of the Democrat's term.  Thirty-nine percent said it is "very likely," while 20 percent said it is "somewhat likely."

First Kamala Harris, Now Joe Biden Himself Says the Quiet Part Out Loud as to Who Would Be In Charge If He Won.  We've seen what a train wreck it is just to have Joe Biden do simple things like give a speech or answer questions in an interview.  He even appears to need a teleprompter to do softball interviews with James Corden, as we reported.  His team has refused to answer questions about his use of a teleprompter and they evaded the question yet again, instead claiming he is "out there everyday, taking questions" which in fact is not the case.  He's largely avoided taking questions except for a couple of softball questions over the course of the whole week, hardly taking questions "everyday."  So who's actually going to be in charge if Joe can't even do such simple things?  Well, let's hear from both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on that question.  Biden admits if America voted him in, it would be a "Harris-Biden administration."

Joe Biden Received Five Deferments from Serving During Vietnam Conflict.  The left always finds a reason to pick on Donald Trump.  Without fail, they always find a reason to be upset with him, spending a good deal of their time digging into his past.  For years now, they have Dubbed President Trump, "Captain Bonespurs" in relation to Trump's deferments during the Vietnam era.  Trump received five deferments during that time, 4 for education related deferments and 1 for bad feet, or as diagnosed by a doctor, bone spurs.  Well as it turns out, Joe Biden himself also was the beneficiary of numerous deferments during the same era.  According to Newsday in 2008, Joe Biden received 5 deferments as well.

Biden:  A Cheapskate Who Prefers to Tax Others Than Give His Own Money.  Whenever Joe Biden speaks of compassion during the coming weeks, it is worth remembering how his willingness to make meaningful contributions of his own money to those most in need is newly arrived.  For much of his career he treated the poor as someone else's problem.  That does not bode well for the policies he is likely to pursue if elected president.

After Being Introduced at Latino Event by Puerto Rican Singer Luis Fonsi, Biden Pulls Out His Phone and Starts Playing Despacito.  Joe Biden traveled to Florida on Tuesday to pander to the Latino community as he loses support from Hispanic voters.  Biden traveled to Kissimmee after holding a disaster roundtable event with veterans in Tampa.  Ricky Martin and Eva Longoria were at the Kissimmee event desperately trying to help Biden connect to the Latino community as the former VP arrived almost two hours late for his speech.

The Editor says...
Apparently Mr. Biden had one public event that day, because if there had been more than one event, every news media outlet would have gushed about what a tireless worker he is.  He has his own airplane, limousines, and numerous handlers.  Why would he show up two hours late for this speech?

Forget the Polls:  Massive Enthusiasm Gap Between Trump and Biden Bodes Ill for Democrats.  Although Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in most national polls, the enthusiasm gap between the two candidates could not be more striking.  The situation is reminiscent of the 2016 race, only there is even less enthusiasm for Biden than there was for Hillary Clinton.  Trump draws huge crowds wherever he appears while Biden can barely muster a few dozen socially distanced quasi-supporters at his meager, tightly scripted events.  As American Greatness previously documented, massive grassroots pro-Trump boat parades have been a thing all year, although they have been mostly unnoticed or ignored by the national media.

Biden's Sign Language Interpreter Is Declared 'the Real MVP' After Latest Virtual Appearance Disaster.  I don't know how much Joe Biden's campaign is paying their sign language interpreters, but my guess is that they're not compensating them nearly enough for the Herculean effort it takes to keep up with the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee when he goes off-script and/or starts rambling.  The latest instance of a sign language interpreter giving it his all was Monday night during a virtual appearance Biden made during "an online convocation of the Poor People's Campaign."  During one segment, Biden was saying something about "environmental justice" but the message got lost in the translation big time — not just from listening to whatever it was Biden was trying to say but also from watching the interpreter's gestures.  [Video clip]

Watch: Joe Biden Pitches 'Harris-Biden Administration' to Florida Veterans.  Former Vice President Joe Biden pitched U.S. military veterans on the notion of a "Harris-Biden administration" on Tuesday afternoon [9/15/2020] during a campaign swing through Florida. [...] "It's so much harder for military spouses to find good jobs and build their careers," the Democrat nominee said.  "We have to change that and we're working on it... for example making it easier to carry your professional credentials with you, from one state to another, when your spouse moves.  "The Harris-Biden administration will relaunch that effort and make it easier for military spouses and veterans meaningful careers, to ensure teachers know how to support military children in the classroom, and to improve support for caregivers and survivors so much more than we do now," the former vice president added.

The Editor says...
Kamala Harris is emitting the same dog whistle — accidentally, of course.

If Biden can't answer questions without a script, how can he run the country?  Time and again, teleprompter troubles have exposed the fact that Biden is just reading his lines in what his campaign pretends are real conversations with supporters, like Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.  He's not even answering reporters' questions off the cuff:  "Look, Venezuela topline message is ..." he told an NBC Miami reporter — obviously just reading the talking points he was handed in advance.  He's also given multiple interviews with his eyes down, clearly relying on prepared notes in his lap.  This simply is not the Joe Biden of decades past, who might put his foot in his mouth but never needed a script to say what he thinks.

Report: State Memos Confirm Obama-Biden Admin Knew Burisma Was Corrupt While Hunter Served on Board.  The Obama administration allowed then-Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter to continue working at Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, even after U.S. officials established "strong" evidence suggesting that the company had engaged in corrupt activities in 2014, Just the News reported Monday [9/14/2020], citing State Department memos and interviews.  Hunter, the son of now-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, served on Burisma Holding's board of directors from April 2014 to April 2019, getting paid tens of thousands of dollars each month, more than the average executives with similar positions.

Where's Hunter:  State Dept.  Documents Show Burisma Caught Paying $7 million Bribe Months After Hunter Biden Placed on Its Board.  State Department documents were buried for five years and finally uncovered that show that Burisma, the company Hunter Biden was a Board member of, paid a $7 million bribe to local prosecutors investigating the Ukrainian firm's corruption.

The Biden bubble:  How the 77-year-old's team bark at him to 'keep back' from people amid strict social distancing.  Joe Biden's team are said to adhere to strict social distancing rules in an effort to shield the 77-year-old from the coronavirus.  New details shed light on his team's approach to protecting the Democratic presidential candidate, including orders for him to 'keep back' at public events.  Biden's cars and planes are also said to be constantly disinfected, as is the equipment he uses right before he gives speeches, Politico reports.

'Keep back!': How the Biden campaign obsesses over Covid.  Joe Biden's chartered airplanes and SUVs are meticulously sprayed with disinfectant and scrubbed.  The microphones, lecterns and folders he uses are wiped down in the moments before his arrival.  News reporters covering the campaign have their temperature taken.  People he meets are scanned in advance with thermometer wands and guests at his events are cordoned off in precise locations mapped out with a tape measure.  The former vice president is seldom without a mask when in public or around anyone other than his wife, Jill Biden.  Access to their home is limited to only a few staffers — and when they're inside, each wears a mask, including Biden.  The level of discipline is such that at times when someone stops to take a drink of water, that person will turn their head away from the others to reduce the chances of scattering droplets, according to campaign aides.

Joe Biden Tries to Have It Both Ways on Anti-Police Violence.  Organized anti-police violence is escalating in Democrat-run cities in Democrat-run states.  Polling is showing that the Biden campaign is bleeding out over the issue of BLM and Antifa rioting and the inability of the Biden campaign to come out strongly against civil unrest because its core supporters are either in the streets or whipping up hatred to get other people to riot.  Over the weekend, two LA County Sheriff's deputies were critically wounded in what can only be described as an attempt at a targeted killing. [...] This attack was a logical and foreseeable consequence of the statements and actions and rhetoric of Democrat-elected officials across the nation stoking hatred of police and coddling the people who carry out attacks on police.  And those attacks and the anti-police violence is a feature of the Biden campaign.  Several Biden staffers have donated money to the fund that bails out violent rioters, particularly those who have assaulted police officers in Portland and Seattle.  Kamala Harris has encouraged people to donate to that fund.

New evidence makes Hunter Biden's 'business' deals reek worse than ever.  Foreign entities looking to influence American politics sometimes devise lucrative commercial deals involving a politician's family.  While the deals can, and do, ensnare politicians of all stripes, those involving the Biden family are particularly troubling:  The transactions implicate US national security.  While Joe Biden served as vice president, his son Hunter received offers from foreign governments and oligarchs in areas where the he had little or no expertise.  That his foreign partners included a rival state, Communist China, make these arrangements particularly brazen, even by Washington's swampy standards.  Newly released Secret Service travel records for Hunter paint a clearer picture of how extensive these efforts were.

By then, it would be much too late.
Joe Biden Pledges 'Complete' Health Transparency If Elected President.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged that he will make information about his health publicly available and commit to "complete health transparency" — but only if he's elected president.  In an interview with CNN over the weekend, Biden was asked about his overall health.  He's 78 years old — just slightly older than President Donald Trump — and a number of individuals have questioned his fitness to serve as president (though many of those critics are not among his political allies, and include the president himself).  "Biden, who will be 78 in November, would be the oldest president in U.S. history," Axios reported Monday [9/14/2020].  "The Trump campaign has sought to cast doubt on Biden's mental faculties and physical fitness for office — attacks that the former vice president has frequently laughed off."  Biden told CNN host Jake Tapper that he is in good health but would be "forthcoming" if he were to encounter any major health issues while serving in office.

The Editor says...
That's like a heart surgeon offering to produce his credentials after he performs surgery on you, when you've already got your doubts.  Would you wait that long?  Of course not.

Biden Flees Podium Before Reporters Can Ask Questions After He Accuses Trump of Destroying America's Suburbs.  77-year-old Joe Biden on Monday [9/14/2020] delivered remarks on climate change and the wildfires ravaging western states from a field in Wilmington, Delaware.  Biden blamed President Trump for the wildfires caused by arsonists and failed Democrat policies that have reduced the number of controlled burns.  "If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more America ablaze?" Biden said.  He added:  If Trump wins again, "how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires?  How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out?  How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms?"

The Editor says...
Wow!  Joe Biden thinks President Trump has complete control over the weather.  Amazing!

No, wait.  Joe Biden has complete control of the weather!
Joe Biden Promises Fewer Fires, Floods,and Hurricanes if He Wins in November.  On Monday [9/14/2020], Democratic nominee Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump as a "climate arsonist," predicting that if the president wins reelection in November, America will witness more "hellish" events like fires in the West, flooding in the Midwest, and hurricanes on the East Coast.  He effectively promised that if he wins, America will suffer from fewer fires, fewer floods, and fewer hurricanes.

Chris Wallace Embarrasses Biden by Exposing His Failed Response to the Virus.  Joe Biden has pretended that he had some great understanding of the pandemic in January but can't explain why he called cutting travel with China "hysterical xenophobia" and said cutting travel with Europe in March wouldn't stop the virus.  While Trump was acting to stop the virus, Biden was attacking that cutting of travel which Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed, saved countless lives.  In fact, Biden didn't actually come out in support of cutting travel until April 2.  And he held rallies and didn't do social distancing until almost the middle of March.  Where has the media been to call out Biden for this?

Joe Biden Admits It — He's Coming for Your Guns.  Watching the disconnect between how the media tries to portray Biden and how he portrays himself is a sight to behold at times.  Constantly, we are bombarded with claims that the former VP is "moderate" and steady.  He wouldn't do anything too crazy, right?  Well, except abolish the filibuster and pass a bunch of progressive dream bills that is.  But does that really make him not a moderate?  This is the kind of idiotic logic we've had to endure since Biden became the presumptive nominee, and his position on guns is no different.  In fact, Biden took to social media yesterday [9/13/2020] to proclaim exactly what he's going to do when it comes to the Second Amendment.

Biden, 'The Great and Powerful'.  For six months, Biden has run a Zoom campaign on the pretext of mandatory quarantines — our current version of a 19th-century, stationary presidential candidate, who campaigned by spitting out wit and wisdom while immovable on his front porch.  Biden has conducted no free-wheeling, unscripted press conferences.  He will not do extended one-on-one interviews with a disinterested journalist.  He rarely will even try Trump-like cameo appearances on CNN or MSNBC to answer unscripted questions from supporters.  His press events instead are Orwellian, requiring a media mass suspension of disbelief.  The questions are canned.  They are submitted in advance by "journalists," whether formally or via electronic chatter.  The inquiries are obsequious — seldom a word about Hunter Biden, China, Biden's troubling racist remarks, his handsy past, his scary cognitive lapses, or his "contract" with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).  Instead the softball, known-in-advance inquiries are in spirit carried over from the Obama years, phrased in the manner of "Were you outraged enough by Trump's outrage?"  Biden's Oz functionaries seemingly are always experimenting with all sorts of screen props.  The trick is to discover how best their challenged candidate can square the circle of completing sentences and remaining semi-coherent, while not giving away the game that his illusionists are feeding him answers to synthetic questions.

Startling anonymous post from a claimed Biden ex-staffer lays out the alleged depths of his dementia.  The Biden campaign clearly is hiding their candidate from exposure to circumstances that might test his mental acuity and vigor on a sustained basis.  We now have direct evidence that the campaign has been deceiving the public by using a teleprompter for Biden to read when allegedly answering questions in an alleged interview.  The campaign's chief spokesman evaded answering a direct question about teleprompter use during faux interviews.  Thus, we know that the critical question of Biden's ability to discharge his duties if elected is being deceptively evaded.  That, in my mind, opens the door to consider what is claimed to be an insider's account of the true state of Biden's health, now that we know his campaign would deceive us on this question.  What follows is a transcript of a posting that originally appeared online [elsew]here.  While remaining utterly skeptical, please see how well the allegations fit with the behavior that we have seen.  To my mind, they fit observable Biden behavior like a glove.

'Riding the Dragon' documentary alleges Biden family self-enrichment from China.  BlazeTV has released a new documentary titled "Riding the Dragon:  The Bidens' Chinese Secrets."  The film features investigative journalist and author Peter Schweizer and Schweizer's revelations of Chinese influence over the Biden family found in the 2018 book "Secret Empires" and the more recent "Profiles in Corruption" (both #1 New York Times bestsellers).  Produced by Lightspeed Pictures in association with Blaze Media, the documentary is broken into six chapters, each dissecting a different deal that the Bidens made with the Chinese government — including one deal in which China planned to invest more than $1 billion in the Hunter Biden-co-owned investment fund Bohai Harvest RST (BHR).  Hunter Biden alone pocketed millions of dollars while his father served as Barack Obama's vice president and "point man" on China policy.

Obama's biggest accomplishment came when he didn't listen to Biden.  Joe Biden has been trying to embrace Barack Obama's record because he doesn't have one of his own, but the former vice president didn't fair well in what arguably was the 43rd president's biggest accomplishment, argues Dan McLaughlin in an analysis for National Review.  The best moment of Obama's presidency was the May 2011 raid into Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.  But it happened only because Obama ignored Biden when the vice president said, "Mr. President, my suggestion is, don't go."  "Biden is all too aware that he got the biggest decision of the Obama presidency wrong, which is why he changed his story years later to claim that he had actually supported the raid," McLaughlin writes.

CBS reporter tweets about Biden not 'outworking' Trump.  CBS reporter Kathryn Watson questioned why Joe Biden wasn't campaigning more after news broke that the former vice president was not expected to have public events Saturday [9/12/2020].  "Not sure why Biden isn't doing more to show he can outwork Trump," Watson tweeted Saturday in response to Politico reporter Jake Sherman announcing a lid had been called in Wilmington, Del., meaning no events for Biden.  "And yes I realize there's a pandemic and he shouldn't be out shaking hands.  But he has a team of experienced people at his disposal to think up creative ways to campaign safely," she added.

Biden Says We Need a President Who Tells the Truth.  Biden was a sponsor of the 1994 crime bill he now runs away from.  It is his single biggest legislative accomplishment and one the Obama administration never sought to remedy despite the sentencing disparities it caused.  There is so much in this video that Biden has run away from — especially regarding racial oppression and economic disadvantage — that it is wildly funny.  Will the real Joe Biden please stand up?  [Video clip]

Every Card is the Race Card, But They're Not Playing with a Full Deck.  In 2020, there is no such apprehension, or even hesitation, from Democrats when it comes to infusing race into any argument.  There is no topic, no person, and no group that is off-limits.  There also seems to be a direct correlation between the weakness of their argument on a particular issue and the vociferousness with which the race card is played in defending it.  Voter ID laws, for instance, vary by state and apply equally along all racial lines; there is no evidence that such laws are racist.  But that did not stop Joe Biden from stating, "It's what these guys are all about, man.  Republicans don't want working-class people voting.  They don't want black folks voting."  No evidence, just the race card, and our leftwing/mainstream media did not even challenge him on his assertion.

Oops: Did Joe Biden Accidentally Show Us His Super-Secret Teleprompter For 'Spontaneous' Interviews Months Ago?  After months of suspicions that Joe Biden has been using a teleprompter for interviews, campaign press secretary T.J. Ducklo had a near meltdown on Fox News when asked by Bret Baier to respond to the allegations.  "This is straight from the Trump campaign talking points," Ducklo said, dodging the question, before repeatedly refusing to give Baier a yes or no response to the question.  While it's obvious to many of us that Biden is clearly using a teleprompter for interviews that are presented as off-the-cuff, the Biden campaign clearly doesn't want to admit it.  Unfortunately for them, it seems Joe Biden may have already answered the question back in April, during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

The Bishops Bail Out Biden.  Were the Republicans to run a Catholic for president who supported, say, segregation, the bishops wouldn't hesitate to condemn that figure and warn their congregations not to vote for him.  But the bishops apply no such condemnation or warning to Joe Biden, who is a dissenter in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage.  Even Biden's officiating at gay marriages, an egregiously disobedient act for a Catholic, is met with silence from most bishops.  While Pope Francis felt no reservations about condemning Trump's faith — he called him "not Christian" for supporting border walls — he and his like-minded bishops refuse to question Biden's.  Instead, the pope's surrogates spend their time defending a vote for the Democratic Party, in spite of its openly anti-Catholic agenda.  "It's not a sin for Catholics to vote Democrat," says Jesuit Father James Martin.  Imagine Martin writing that it is not a sin to vote for a segregationist.  It would never happen.  But he has no problem running interference for a pol who supports late-term abortions.

A Biden talk show appearance has definitively answered the teleprompter question.  For months now, people have been wondering whether all of Biden's appearances, including the easy ones, are scripted.  Now we know the truth.  For the Biden campaign, the Wuhan virus has been a benefit.  It's allowed Biden to conduct his interviews from the safety of his own home.  Because there are no public appearances, his campaign can keep secret whether Biden relies on a teleprompter for even friendly, casual interviews.  Videos of Biden's slip-ups suggested that he was using a teleprompter, but the campaign wasn't talking.  Now, though, a sharp-eyed viewer looking at footage of Biden talking to James Corden believes he's exposed Biden's secret:  Even for friendly, inconsequential interviews, Biden and his interlocutors have a script.

Looks Like Biden May Have Gotten Busted With the Teleprompter During an Interview.  Watching Joe Biden answering questions during interviews and it's pretty clear that he often appears to be reading from a teleprompter.  We've reported on it in several posts including here.  He literally tells them to move it up so he can read the answer and then obviously reads it.  [Video clip] [...] So where is the media asking why is he using a teleprompter to answer interview questions?  And is he not only getting help answering the questions, is he also being given the questions in advance?  As we reported, Fox's Bret Baier actually asked Biden advisor, T.J. Ducklo, yes or no, was Biden using a teleprompter in interviews and significantly, Ducklo refused to answer the question, trying every which way to duck it.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden continues to lose notes, mind.  Only 16 days to the first presidential debate, and Dementia Joe Biden is resting up this weekend after a hard week of hitting the road, Jack.  Only one problem for Joe:  Whenever he ventures outside his basement, he often loses stuff — his mind, his train of thought or at least his notes.  All dialogue guaranteed verbatim:  "I carry with me — I don't have it.  I gave it, I gave it to my staff.  I carry it with me in my pocket a — do I have that around anyone?  Where's my staff?  I gave it away anyway ..."  He must have found something, because soon he began reading — or trying to read — some statistics.  Numbers are not Dementia Joe's forte, to put it mildly.  This day, he kept repeating the word "military." But the actual virus numbers were for Michigan, the state he was in, in addition to his perpetual state of confusion.  Perhaps his handlers wrote "MI," assuming that even someone as simple as Joe Biden could put two and two together.  If so, they were misinformed.

Joe Biden's Money Misadventures.  The portrait of Joe Biden that emerges from What It Takes (1992), Richard Ben Cramer's thousand-page New Journalism-style report on the 1988 presidential race, in which Biden ran for a few steps until he stumbled over his own shoelaces, is a familiar one.  Biden is the grinning, overconfident oaf, a strutting salesman who keeps selling himself loads of bull manure even as everyone around him becomes alarmed by his obliviousness to facts. [...] The story of Joe Biden is where staggering incompetence meets irrepressible self-confidence.  The more he fails, the more convinced he becomes that he's right.

Joe Biden's Two 'Colleges of Collusion'.  [Scroll down]  The staff of the Penn Biden Center is composed almost exclusively of ex-White House and State or Defense Department officials for Biden and President Obama, even though Penn has a posted six-step hiring process for executive staff and must keep all documents on file for three years.  What are the chances that such a process would come upon former Iran Nuclear Deal staffer Colin Kahl or lobbyist Daniel Erikson of Blue Star Strategies, a firm deeply entwined with Biden's son Hunter in the Burisma natural gas scandal?  The Penn Biden Center, despite its stated mission, does not provide any academic instruction, and has not held an event since a 2017 Chicago conference, so one could be forgiven for not hearing about it or the $775,000 in salary that Biden has earned from it since its opening.  In May, the National Legal Policy Center, a conservative watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Department of Education demanding that the PBC disclose anonymous gifts, including $22 million that originated from the People's Republic of China.

Joe Biden Appears To Lose His Train Of Thought While Trying To Deny He Is 'Slow Joe'.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to lose his train of thought during an interview that aired Thursday on CNN while trying to deny that he was "Slow Joe." [...] Just this week, Biden appeared to not understand that "MI" was an abbreviation for the state of Michigan — where he was speaking — and was not an abbreviation for the military.  Biden has often struggled to remember basic things related to location while on the campaign trail.  Below are a few examples from just a single month on the campaign trail.

The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary).  [This video is somewhat informative, perhaps, but there appears to be ten minutes of information crammed into this 41-minute documentary.  I'm extrapolating generously from the eight minutes that I watched (at double speed).  The whole thing appears to have been edited by someone with severe ADHD and an attention span of about one second.  It would have been much more effective with less music, fewer phony sound effects, and fewer superfluous dips to black for dramatic effect.  The introduction is three minutes long.  Unless you really hate Joe Biden a lot, this documentary is tiresome at best.  Wait, I left out insipid.]

No, Biden Didn't Support Trump's China Travel Ban.  Joe Biden's national press secretary claimed Thursday [9/10/2020] that the former vice president was in favor of President Donald Trump's decision to restrict travel from China, but all of Biden's public comments, including from the day the decision was announced, indicate otherwise.  "Joe Biden has been clear that he was not against that travel ban at the time," TJ Ducklo told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.  Ducklo's claim contrasts with Biden's previous statements on the travel restrictions, including some made on the very day the policy was announced.

Why Biden Will Withdraw From the Debates.  At this point, putting Biden on a stage without a script can only hurt his election prospects, and possibly even harm his health.  That's why I predict his team will soon announce his withdrawal from all three scheduled debates with President Trump. [...] Biden's appearance in Kenosha indicates that his mental and physical decline has accelerated.  Many, including myself, found his performance shocking and more than a little sad.  Throughout his roughly 45-minute speech, he seems to be moving in slow motion.  He's unsure of his movements.  He's frail and stoop-shouldered.  He appears to be out of breath much of the time.  He mumbles and slurs his words.  Worse, he commits dozens of mistakes, messing up lines from old speeches and making a hash of new material.  The result is an inedible stew of words, chock-full of non sequiturs, filler phrases, thought fragments, and gibberish.

Who Will Tell the Truth About Joe Biden?  The inability of the mainstream media to accurately cover any of Joe Biden's foibles is truly astonishing. [...] Consider that in the last four months alone, Biden has asked a reporter if he was a "junkie," told black voters that they're not really black unless they vote for him, and said that there were "over 120 million dead from COVID," in the U.S., without suffering any backlash from the media.  He has confused the location of where he was speaking from, and was led by hand by a staffer out of a venue, as though he were blind.  He has read his talking point notes out loud during a virtual interview, "Look, Venezuela topline message is President Trump's policy is an abject failure." He can lose his entire train of thought during a roundtable discussion in which he has prepared notes in front of him, "You know the rapidly rising umm uh in with uh with I don't know," without so much as a peep from the media.  Can anyone imagine what the headlines and constant barrage of media outrage would be if President Donald Trump had said or done any of those things?

Biden:  From No Campaign to Faux Campaign.  Biden continues to choose a campaign without campaigning.  He intends to stay insulated until pushed to engage; then, when he must engage, he will do so only to the limit pressure requires. [...] Biden is gambling that current circumstances — political and health-related alike — allow him to successfully eschew a modern presidential campaign.  He is betting the White House that a faux campaign can replace a fall campaign.

Fact Check:  Did Biden Deplete the National Stockpile of Face Masks and Not Replenish It?  CLAIM: The Obama-Biden White House depleted and did not replenish the nation's emergency stockpile of medical supplies, including N95 masks.  Joe Biden is attempting to rewrite history, pretending that he and Obama didn't deplete the nation's stockpile of medical supplies and leave it empty after the pair's eight years together in office.  It's the same revisionism they're attempting to do with travel restrictions that President Trump placed on China in the early days of the pandemic.  Biden not only opposed those restrictions — restrictions that even Dr. Fauci credits with saving an untold number of lives — Biden attacked the restrictions as "racist" and "xenophobic."  The Democrats didn't care about saving lives.  They were using the opportunity to smear Trump as a racist.  In a now-deleted tweet, Nancy Pelosi invited everyone to ignore the president and head on down to Chinatown.  It's pathetic, and now Joe Biden is pretending like he didn't set the whole country up for disaster when he and Obama burned through our stockpile of medical supplies and never replenished it.  So, what's the verdict?  Is it true?  VERDICT: Yup.  It's TRUE, according to USA Today.

Amid evidence of scripted campaigning, questions about Biden mental stamina, acuity multiply.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden is drawing fire for what appear to be carefully staged campaign events in which he does not seem willing or able to answer questions in an offhand or impromptu manner.  This has led some critics to question his mental stamina and acuity as a candidate seeking the most powerful office in the world.  President Trump on Thursday [9/10/2020] chided rival Biden for a nearly seven-second delay in Biden's answer to a video question from a barista in a virtual AFL-CIO Labor Day event.  Unable to immediately answer the barista's question, Biden delayed and struggled to find words, instructing an off-camera handler:  "Move it up here."  It was an apparent request for a more rapid scroll down inside the teleprompter script.  "Every time I see him, he starts talking about the pandemic.  He's reading it off a teleprompter," Trump said Thursday at a White House press conference.

Hunter Biden Partnered with China Military Contractor Notorious for Stealing US Military Technology to Acquire Michigan Parts Manufacturer.  In 2015, Hunter's Bohai Harvest joined forces with the Chinese military contractor; Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), to buy American parts manufacturer; Henniges Automotive.  AVIC has been identified as front for China's military.  Hunter Biden's partner in the Henniges deal, AVIC, was notorious for it's history of stealing U.S. military technology to build their own fighter jets and drones.

President Trump may be battered by the waves, but he will not sink.  Anyone paying attention realizes that the left is floundering, desperate, because leftists know that Biden is an illegitimate and failed candidate.  He has failed as a member of the D.C. establishment for forty-seven years.  No one can name a single positive accomplishment of Biden's while there are numerous embarrassing incidents — his episodes of plagiarism; his many, many lies about his own family background and résumé; his vicious abuse of Clarence Thomas; and his lifelong use of his position to enrich himself and his family.  Biden is not a good man.  He is not a man of substance or achievement, nor does he have a shred of actual honor.  As for his wife, the (not a medical) Doctor Jill, she should be hoist with her own petard for putting her obviously failing husband through a campaign over which he is clearly unfit to preside or lead.

Biden Opposed Bin Laden Raid; Bin Laden Thought Biden Would Destroy U.S., Wanted Him To Be POTUS.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told then-President Barack Obama not to launch a raid to kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who wanted to assassinate Obama because he thought if Biden were president, he would destroy America. [...] "According to the various accounts of administration officials involved in the internal debate, Biden was one of the two main skeptics of the intelligence suggesting that bin Laden was in Abbottabad.  He publicly even stated that he said 'don't go' until more intelligence was gathered," the Washington Post reported.  "So it's certainly clear he advised Obama not to go at that moment when Obama's advisers were debating the issue.  No matter what he said to Obama privately, he cannot so easily argue that he did not offer this guidance."  Bin Laden, on the other hand, wanted to push the U.S. into "crisis" by assassinating Obama and thrusting "totally unprepared" Biden into the presidency.

Biden's Press Secretary Flips Out When if Asked Biden Uses a Teleprompter During Interviews.  For months now, it's been clear that Joe Biden has been using a teleprompter for supposedly off-the-cuff campaign interviews and conversations.  In April, when Bernie endorsed Joe Biden, they had a live stream conversation on Periscope where it was clear Biden was reading off a script.  Since then there's been a lot more evidence of Biden reading off a teleprompter, and rather poorly, even during interviews with the media.  While appearing on Fox News on Thursday [9/10/2020], Biden's national press secretary, TJ Ducklo, had an opportunity to go on the record on this issue but refused.

The Real Joe Biden and Anita Hill.  Earlier this week Joe Biden got a strange endorsement, a blast from the past.  It came from Anita Hill, the law professor whose sensational allegations against Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings in 1991 riveted the nation and humiliated Thomas, forever tarnishing his character and reputation.  Those hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee were chaired by Sen. Joe Biden. [...] That Biden had engaged in "unfair" treatment against Anita Hill has been the narrative among the Left for a while — or at least during the Democratic primary season.  Funny, we conservatives would argue that Clarence Thomas seemed a victim of unfair treatment — what Thomas memorably called a "high-tech lynching."  But that's not how a liberal thinks.

Video montage shows how media take it easy on Biden.  A new video montage from The Washington Free Beacon shows how easy the questions Joe Biden receives from the media truly are.  Free Beacon senior writer and "video guy" David Rutz put together a sampling of the rather simplistic line of questioning the Democratic candidate has received in recent weeks.  "Really, your strength is in traveling around the country and connecting with people... you can't do any of that right now.  Mr. Vice President, does that worry you?" CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is seen asking Biden at the beginning of the interview.  The video featured multiple journalists who asked softball questions at last week's rare Biden press conference.

Who's the Real Joe Biden?  [Scroll down]  It was his lack of qualities or principles that made Biden an appealing running mate for Barack Obama.  Obama did not want a strong personality competing with his own vision for the country.  In Biden he apparently saw a politician who would go along with anything.  Does the real Joe Biden really support Medicare for All?  The question is moot because there is no "real" Joe Biden.  Does he support defense cuts or increases?  It depends on the polls.  Does he support slavery reparations or federal spending on abortion?  It depends on whether these stances add votes.  Even questions of public support for one position or another are rendered irrelevant by the fact that Biden would likely be, and see himself as, a one-term president.  As such, he would have free rein to support whatever positions he liked, however unpopular.  But that raises the problematic issue of what Biden "likes."  Other than a desire to become president, it's difficult to say.

Joe Biden Arrives in Michigan and is Greeted by a Crowd of Trump Supporters Chanting "4 More Years!" — And ZERO Biden Supporters.  The internal polls must be bad for Biden because he left his Delaware basement and headed to Michigan on Wednesday [9/9/2020].  Biden, who openly supported NAFTA, will be speaking at an event in the Detroit suburb of Warren and will reportedly propose a new policy aimed at tackling "offshoring."  As Biden arrived in Michigan, he was greeted by a crowd of Trump supporters!  Trump supporters waved American flags and Trump 2020 flags chanting, "Four more years!  Four more years!"

'Sleepy Joe' Appears to Use Teleprompter to Answer Scripted Questions During AFL-CIO Zoom Event.  During a virtual event with AFL-CIO members Monday night [9/7/2020], a seemingly exhausted and befuddled Joe Biden appeared to ask his staff to "move up" a teleprompter before he could answer a question.  The request came right after a barista named Rebecca Vedrine asked the Democrat presidential nominee what his administration planned to do to help 60 million non-union workers vote for union jobs.  "What would you do to help give them that chance?" Vedrine asked.  "Move it up here," the sleepy-looking Biden ordered his staff.  After a long pause, he began a long and highly detailed answer:

Hunter Biden's Chinese Firm Helped Buy Out Michigan Automotive Company to Create Jobs Overseas.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden delivered a speech in Macomb County, Michigan, on Wednesday, slamming the practice of outsourcing.  Unmentioned was his son Hunter's ties to a Chinese government acquisition of a Michigan company that is delivering jobs to China, Mexico, Europe, and South America.  "Make it in Michigan, make it in America, invest in our communities and the workers in places like Warren ... Getting a good job in 2020 shouldn't be a lottery ... it should be an expectation," Biden told American auto workers.  Biden's pitch, though, is muffled by his son Hunter's ties to the Chinese government.

CNN plays with alternative history by airing altered Biden family photo.  CNN this week aired an altered family photo of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.  The original picture shows Hunter wearing a cap bearing the logo of the football team then known as the Washington Redskins.  But the photo that appeared Monday on CNN shows no sign of the football team's Native American-based logo.  The Biden campaign is responsible for the edits.  It maintains it airbrushed the photo for copyright purposes.  "We removed the image because it is copyrighted, as is a very common practice on campaigns," an aide said Wednesday [9/9/2020].  A spokesperson for CNN confirmed that, going forward, the cable network will show only the unedited version of the picture.

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Biden campaign admits removing Washington Redskins logo from family photo, cites copyright concerns.  The Biden campaign confirmed Wednesday that it was behind the removal of a Washington Redskins logo from a decades-old photograph of Joe Biden and his young son.  The logo-less photo aired on CNN Monday night [9/7/2020] during a special called "Fight for the White House:  Joe Biden's Long Journey."  A campaign aide told Fox News the logo was removed from the photo because it is "copyrighted" and claimed that such a step is "a very common practice on campaigns."  Washingtonian Magazine, citing a CNN source, first reported that the network had received the altered photograph from the Biden campaign.  The source vowed to Washingtonian that future airings of the special would feature the original image.

Fact Check:  Joe Biden Falsely Claims 6,114 Military Dead from Coronavirus; Real Number Is 7.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has been attacking President Donald Trump for remarks that The Atlantic claimed he made about dead soldiers in war (and which over twenty witnesses have publicly refuted). On Wednesday, Biden commented on soldiers who had died during the coronavirus pandemic — and overstated the number by a factor of nearly one thousand.  Biden was speaking to members of the United Auto Workers in Michigan.  After fumbling about for a card listing U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, which he said he always kept with him — but which he had given to his staff — Biden read the casualty numbers for those wars, along with those for the coronavirus.

Biden botches military coronavirus death count, campaign says he accidentally cited Michigan number.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misspoke during a campaign stop in Michigan, incorrectly saying that over 6,000 U.S. military members have died from the novel coronavirus.  Speaking in Warren, Mich., Biden cited the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan as being the numbers for the military, saying the armed forces had seen 118,984 cases and 6,114 deaths.  Shortly after the event, Biden's campaign quickly clarified that Biden had mixed up the numbers for Michigan with those from military.  As of Wednesday, only seven members of the military had died from COVID-19.

Biden's Lethal Latino Problem.  Joe Biden has the weakest Latino support of any recent Democratic presidential nominee.  Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama each received more than 70 percent of their votes, and 66 percent cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Former Vice President Biden, however, appears to be on track to capture as little as 60 percent of the Latino vote.  Considering that Latinos constitute more than 10 percent of eligible voters in a dozen states, including crucial battlegrounds such as Florida (20 percent) and Arizona (23 percent), it's difficult to see how Biden can win a majority in the Electoral College unless he quickly improves his standing among these voters.

'Ask Me Anything!': Joe Biden Asks For Questions in Instagram Q&A, Doesn't Answer Any.  2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told his Instagram followers to "Ask me anything!" after announcing he would be answering questions on the app.  Over 24 hours later, however, the former vice president has yet to answer any.  "I'm answering your questions.  Ask me anything!" Biden declared in an Instagram story, with a submission box for followers to ask their questions.  Over the next 24 hours, Biden did not appear to reply to a single question publicly on his Instagram account, instead posting campaign graphics, merchandise promotions, and a link to his interview with rapper Cardi B.

Joe Biden Makes a Campaign Stop in Michigan and It Was Just as Bad as You Imagined.  It is pretty obvious that Biden is just as uncomfortable outside his basement as his campaign staff is having him leave it.  It has to be tough on Biden.  He's on that leading edge of full-blown senile dementia where he's still cognizant enough to a) remember what he used to be like, b) to realize that he's [messed] up right now, and c) to know that it's not going to get better with time.  In another couple of months, he won't have those worries.

When it Comes to Biden, Dems Say Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes.  Or Ears.  Or Brain..  The visuals are frightening and sad.  Biden's frail and hunched over, and he "shuffles" more than he "walks."  He has that frightened look in his eyes, something everyone who's watched a loved one fade unfortunately recognizes.  That elderly loved one is increasingly scared — too much information incoming, not enough circuitry left to quickly compute it.  The world is changing on him, and not in a good way.  And you, formerly beloved, are gradually becoming unrecognizable.  Biden, at 77, has that look. [...] Joe's not having any original thoughts in public, folks, or at least his handlers certainly don't want him to.  He's reading everything off cue cards or teleprompters — and doing that badly.  Watching him lose his place and wander around linguistically, trying to construct a related thought or, frankly, any thought, and failing is ineffably sad.  Read the transcripts of some of Biden's latest utterances, and you'll see just how tangled poor Joe's mental web is.

An Inebriated Looking Joe Biden Proclaims Trump Wants to 'Defund the Police'.  I guess we are going to just go full alter-reality as we approach November.  That's apparently Joe Biden's plan to combat the charge that he wants to defund the police.  And to be sure, Biden has proposed redirecting money (i.e. defunding) and "reimagining" how policing happens.  But when asked about his position, Biden mumbled his way through his talking points proclaiming that it's actually Trump who wants to defund the police.

If Biden Wins, China Wins, and America Loses.  The New York Times on Monday published a 3,100-word story headlined "Joe Biden's China Journey."  The three reporters whose bylines appear on the article engage in a painfully obvious effort to explain away the former vice president's long and cozy relationship with communist China.  Now, at long last, they suggest, Biden is ready to get really tough on China.  Tougher even than Trump.  Good luck to them selling that fractured fairy tale.  Biden has appeased China and advanced its interests for as long as I've been paying attention to China policy, which is to say since shortly after the Democratic presidential nominee arrived in Washington, D.C., nearly a half-century ago and I arrived in Hong Kong with the Seventh Fleet.  American workers have paid a heavy price for the combination of naïvité and greed that has driven Biden's views about China over the decades.  The naïvité came first, of course.  The greed came later.

Ex-WH stenographer characterizes Joe Biden as 'shell of his former self'.  Joe Biden's former White House stenographer told "The Ingraham Angle" the Democratic presidential nominee is a "different guy" than the man he worked with four years ago.  "That's not Joe Biden.  That's a shell of his former self," Mike McCormick, who worked as a White House stenographer for 15 years and with the former vice president from 2011 to 2017, told host Laura Ingraham.  "Joe Biden is a different guy than he was.  He doesn't have the same vitality.  I listened to every word Joe Biden spoke," he explained.  The author of "Joe Biden Unauthorized" said he's not a political appointee but a neutral observer, working under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and one year under Donald Trump.

Joe Biden: 'We Need to Restore Honor and Decency to the White House'.  In another tweet that he sent out on Saturday, Biden criticized President Donald Trump for golfing.  "Mr. President," Biden said in the tweet, "enough with the weekend golf trips and erratic tweets.  It's time for you to get to work to control the spread of the virus."

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[#1] President Trump was working on addressing the virus as far back as January, while the Democrats were working on impeachment. [1] [2] [3] [4] As for the idea of restoring honor and decency to the White House, where was Mr. Biden when Barack H. Obama was lying to the American public about almost everything, engaging in one scandal after another, and spending excessive time golfing and vacationing?

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris need to quit playing politics with COVID-19 vaccine.  Are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris trying to prolong the pandemic?  That might be the result of their reckless efforts to erode confidence in a vaccine — even as they blame President Trump for doing that.  "I would want to see what the scientists said" about any vaccine, Biden huffed Monday.  "I want full transparency." That is:  Don't trust a vaccine OK'd by Team Trump.  Harris was even more blunt:  She'd "trust the word of public-health experts" but not the president — and insisted those experts won't have the final say:  They "will be muzzled, they will be suppressed, they will be sidelined."  What an appalling insult to the integrity of Dr. Tony Fauci and others.

Back to the Basement:  Joe Biden Abandons Campaign Trail Again.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden (D) has abandoned the campaign trail once again, with the election just 55 days away. [...] The lack of an active day on the campaign trail comes as the Election Day clock ticks down and Biden continues to spend the bulk of his time off the public campaign trail.  Biden made a rare public appearance on Labor Day, spending a day in Pennsylvania and meeting with union workers in Lancaster.

Joe Biden: "Move it up here".  Biden is enough with it to look for the answer to a scripted question on a teleprompter in a virtual event with the instruction "Move it up here."  Biden can call for the answer and read the answer fed to him, but does so in the clip below in a weirdly dissociated fashion.  [Video clip]

Jaw-Dropping Fraud:  Beijing Biden Plans to Introduce "America First" Economic Plan in Michigan.  Despite the media providing manipulative cover (narrative engineering) for the sheer hypocrisy of this effort, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is going to attempt to kick-off an "America First" economic plan in Michigan tomorrow.  First, accept the reality:  Biden is choosing Michigan.  If the media-claimed national Biden polling lead was legit, he would not be headed to Michigan to attempt this insufferable political scheme.

White House Stenographer Says Former VP's 'Mental Acuity' Has Deteriorated.  Joe Biden's former White House stenographer said the vice president's public speaking ability has deteriorated significantly since leaving office to the point where he's "not the same Joe Biden."  "It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017," Mike McCormick, who worked as a White House stenographer for 15 years and with Biden from 2011 to 2017, told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview.  "He's lost a step and he doesn't seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago."  "He doesn't have the energy, he doesn't have the pace of his speaking," McCormick said.  "He's a different guy."

Joe Biden Promises 'Fresh Start' After 48 Years; Borrows Pete Buttigieg Slogan.  A new ad by former Vice President Joe Biden promises a "fresh start" — after nearly 48 years in politics — and appears to borrow the slogan of former rival Pete Buttigieg, who recently joined Biden's transition team.  The ad, released Tuesday, depicts Biden, 77, as offering a "fresh start" after four years of President Donald Trump.

Will Joe Biden ever face tough questions during this campaign?  [Joe] Biden's news conference last week was a rare opportunity for diligent reporters to probe the plans, thoughts and ideas of the man who would be the oldest ever to assume the nation's highest office.  Biden's 32 minutes of "opening remarks" left only 23 for questions.  For whatever reasons — and some of us have our suspicions — none of the questions could conceivably be considered challenging hardballs. [...] A majority of media questions of Biden actually concerned Trump.  Reporters could have inquired about why his campaign appears so casual — a speech in Pittsburgh to a half dozen witnesses and a photo op in Kenosha — while Trump is campaigning somewhere most days.  They could have asked if Biden intends to subject himself to questioning on a serious Sunday talk show as Trump has done, in addition to his favored MSNBC programs.  They could have asked exactly what authority would enable Biden legally to order every American to wear a mask, or is it merely virus virtue-signaling?

Keep Your Dirty Keyboard Paws Off My President.  [Scroll down]  And now comes Biden, whose entire public career is built on one lie after another.  Did he steal another man's wife?  Did he misrepresent to the public the facts of his first wife's horribly tragic accidental road death?  No one yet knows for sure, but it seems so.  What the public does know is that he stole another man's biography and life story, akin to Seinfeld's Kramer having transferred his life stories to Peterman.  He literally plagiarized a life, not just a speech, even claiming that his father, who sold used cars, had been a coal miner.  He lied to the voters about his academic credentials, claiming he graduated at the top of his class when facts revealed he was at the bottom, that he won academic awards when he won none, claiming he risked his life to pin a medal on a military hero in the dangerous mountains of Afghanistan when it all was one of the many illusions and hallucinations that increasingly vie for attention in his cerebrum, a fictitious bellum occupying his cerebellum.

Pre-Election Dirty Tricks:  Ignore, Refute, or Pivot?  It sounds unlikely but the most appalling instance of journalistic malpractice last week was not when The Atlantic published anonymous allegations that President Trump disparaged American troops behind closed doors — it was Joe Biden's so-called press conference following another shaky, rambling, and dishonest speech disguised as a "campaign event."  Rather than jump at the chance to grill the Democratic nominee for president after weeks of his refusing to take questions with no objection from the press, reporters delicately pitched one softball after another to the frail candidate.  Biden opened the event with a direct reference to The Atlantic article.  "If what is written in The Atlantic is true, it's disgusting," Biden fumed.  "It affirms what most of us believe to be true, that Donald Trump is not fit to do the job of president, to be the commander in chief."  The gaggle in attendance eagerly took his cue.  The first "question" [...] went to a scribe from none other than The Atlantic, who prompted Biden to opine about the "president's soul and the life he leads."  Follow-up teasers opened the door for Biden to rant about QAnon, face coverings, Attorney General William Barr, and mail-in voting.

Worn Out Biden Short Circuits Yet Again, Struggles to Get Thru Interview Question During Virtual Event.  At what point does the media get honest about what's going on with Joe Biden?  Biden took questions during an AFL-CIO virtual event.  Rebecca Vedrine asked what a Biden administration would do to help "give them that chance." It's not clear exactly what she was talking about from the video.  [Video clip]  The shot then flips to Biden, who just looked horrible and confused.  "Move it up here," he says, sighing deeply, telling them to move the teleprompter so he'll be able to answer the question.  It then must have moved, because he then responds, clearly reading the answer off the teleprompter.  "There used to be a basic bargain in this country," he read.  "Workers shared in the wealth their work helped create."  The media should be asking if he's getting the questions in advance and why he's getting help to answer the questions.  That means his handlers don't even think he's able to answer such simple questions as being posed here in this event.  If it were Trump, the media would be all over this.  But because it's Biden, they are skipping right over and pretending like it's not happening.

Why is Joe Biden addicted to reading his handlers' scripts?  Even in his basement, Joe Biden bungles.  If it wasn't already obvious by the tracking of his eyes and the cadence of his speech, the Democratic presidential nominee confirms his addiction to scripts by regularly reading parts of his notes that he's not supposed to say.  "End of quote," he said in the middle of a talk attacking President Trump.  "Look, Venezuela topline message is ..." he said during an interview with NBC Miami.  He even reads the headings of talking-point notes from his handlers.  Indeed, Biden seems unable to get through any interview without scripts:  During countless TV spots, viewers can see him looking down at his notes while he answers questions — a mistake routinely avoided by politicians with a hundredth of Biden's decades of experience.  (The Trump campaign has collected a series of such footage.)  And during what are supposed to look like real conversations, as in one with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a supporter, he motions to staff to move the teleprompter text.

Another Trump hoax and Biden's mental decline.  The rumors about Biden's mental competence began concerning the debates.  For the Democrats, the Wuhan virus was a blessing because it allowed them to hide Biden from the public, except for scripted appearances from his home.  Now, though, even the scripted appearances can't cover for his mental decline.  The Democrats are, therefore, trying to level the playing field by launching false attacks against Trump's cognitive abilities.  It's nothing new to American Thinker readers that Joe Biden is not the man he was just a few years ago.  We've shared multiple videos showing him struggling to read his notes, giving confused answers, showing signs of emotional incontinence (that is, being unable to control his temper), losing his grip on core facts, and otherwise giving every indication that he is, sadly, struggling with some form of senile dementia.

Joe Biden Tries to Cancel Thomas Edison.  A Joe Biden terrified that the African-American vote is slipping away from the party of pandering made an absurd claim during a rare day trip from his basement bunker to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  At least his handlers were able to find and lead him to Wisconsin, which Hillary Clinton failed to do in 2016.  Biden had just finished a meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the young African-American wanted on a felony warrant for sexual abuse shot after struggling with police.  As part of his portrayal of the Trump administration as oppressors of blacks and white people as guardians of systemic racism, even if it is Democrats who run the system where urban unrest is occurring, Biden decided to add another wrinkle — whites are stealing credit for African-American inventions.

The Stephen King Election.  Voters start mailing in absentee ballots.  Potential pluralities are cast before the first debate[.]  The debates are alarmingly weighted against the challenger.  A president, at full capacity, confronting each day, every hour, the horsemen of a Communist virus, insurrection, Never-Trump calumny, and Deep State hatred.  Mr. Biden, at the doorstep of his own private Delaware, rolled forth in his dotage, an empty icon representing one of the most corrupt and lawless administrations since the founding.  Trump's retort to Hillary Clinton, "Because you'd be in jail," seems in retrospect like a relative kindness.  At least the former first lady knew what was happening to her.

Biden Fabricates Trump Social Security Cuts.  This lie was so outrageous that it was awarded four Pinocchios by the Washington Post.  The impetus for the claim was a letter written to Chief Actuary Stephen Goss by several Senators asking him to evaluate "hypothetical legislation" whereby the payroll taxes that provide funding for Social Security would be eliminated.  Goss must respond to such questions, but he included this in his answer:  "I am not aware that anyone has proposed the hypothetical legislation you describe."  It's also unlikely that he knew that the letter was sent at the behest of the Democratic presidential nominee, who has called for Social Security cuts.

A vote for Joe Biden is still a vote for radicalism, not normalcy.  After last month's strange virtual party conventions, the question on everyone's minds is, who came out ahead?  The polling has been mixed, but the candidates' reactions make it obvious.  You can tell just by looking at what Joe Biden has been doing in the time since.  First, he has loudly distanced himself from his earlier, repeated promises to end fracking, which he made both in debates and in conversations with Democratic primary voters.  This evinces a fear that his anti-fracking stance — and note that opposition to "new fracking" necessarily entails opposition to all fracking — will cost him Pennsylvania and other states enjoying the benefits of the energy revolution.

Joe Biden is in a bind due to COVID-19.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his handlers have known that he should have been out and about, weighing in daily on the issues of the campaign.  In impromptu interviews, Biden should be offering alternative plans for dealing with the virus, the lockdown, the economic recovery, the violence and the looting and racial tensions.  Yet until Biden's recent press outing and visit to Kenosha, Wis., his handlers seem to have assumed that if he were to leave his basement and fully enter the fray, he could be capable of losing the election in moments of gaffes, lapses or prolonged silences.  So wisely, Team Biden relied on the fact that the commander-in-chief is always blamed for bad news — and there has been plenty of bad news worldwide this year.

Nobody Is Switching from Trump to Biden.  Do you know anyone who has gone from supporting Donald Trump in 2016 to supporting that basement-dwelling commie puppet weirdo in 2020?  I know zero people.  I don't mean "practically zero" or "a few."  I mean zero. [...] No, it's not scientific.  It's anecdotal, but then when it comes to the mainstream media, I'd always believe an anecdote over what the media is telling me.

Why do You Support Joe Biden?  There are a lot of unanswered questions for Biden supporters.  Part of the frustration with the left and those that support it is that they never offer a convincing rationale for their actions.  Why are you voting for him? [...] How do you reconcile the #MeToo movement's aggressive push against prominent Republicans to suddenly turning a blind eye to the recorded interactions by Biden towards, not only women, but young girls?  It isn't even just Tara Reade who was ignored, despite more substantive evidence and corroboration than was presented against Justice Kavanaugh in the entire process of his confirmation hearings.  You likely don't even know how he earned the name Creepy Joe, considering how the media covers up his every gaffe, [...] Joe Biden is now 77 years old and he began representing the state of Delaware at the age of 28.  That's the first thing.  Secondly, in light of his likely dementia, perhaps you could wade into the seeming contradiction of the hyperbolized fear surrounding Trump's alleged mental unfitness and now the silence around Biden's own mental faculties.

Frack-Checking Joe Biden.  Joe Biden has made it clear that he was for fracking before he was against it.  Forget the cognitive testing — the cognitive dissonance of the incoherent policies his puppet masters are feeding him though his earpiece is enough to disqualify him for the presidency and may doom him politically in key states like Pennsylvania just as Hillary Clinton's pledge to bankrupt a lot of coal companies doomed her.  Banning fossil fuels and killing the energy independence Trump achieved before the Wuhan virus pandemic would kill the American economy and future hopes for recovery.  It is said a little child shall lead us, and a little child named AOC wants to lead us and a President Biden over the economic cliff.  She, and Biden running mate Kamala Harris, may only succeed in pushing Biden over the political cliff as voters realize that solar panels and wind turbines are not all that good at creating jobs in the gray skies of winter.

Biden Now Says National Mask Mandate 'Probably Unconstitutional' — Gives Bizarre Non-Answer to Reporter Asking When He will Visit Arizona.  Basement-dwelling Biden did a total 180 during an interview with Arizona's Family Political Editor Dennis Welch on Sunday [9/6/2020] and said that a national mask mandate is probably unconstitutional.  A few weeks ago Biden called for a national mask mandate.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered remarks after their Covid-19 roundtable in mid-August and called for a "nationwide mask mandate starting immediately."  "Let's institute a mask mandate nationwide, starting immediately and we will save lives." said Biden.  "The estimate is that we will save over 40,000 lives in the next 3 months if that is done."

50+ Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doesn't face the same scrutiny the media applies to President Trump.  Whether it is due to gaffes, his inability to complete some sentences, or lack of knowledge on a subject, Biden has proven that interviews are not for him and the media has covered accordingly.  When Biden actually agrees to an interview or offers to take questions, most reporters simply ask leading, softball questions or merely state something for Biden to nod in agreement with.  Many times, Biden refuses to take questions altogether.  If Biden ever decides to take questions from the press again, here's a list of questions reporters wouldn't dare ask him and his campaign for fear of risking their esteemed reputations as some of the loudest voices for Democrats.

It's a Straight Line from Biden to BLM.  An unmistakable correlation between the radical Left's extortionate violence and the sudden tightening of polls has stirred the Democrats' senescent standard-bearer to bolt the basement.  He'd hoped to wait another week or so before emerging to read short speeches about President Trump's erratic handling of COVID-19 (the government's missteps during the Obama-era swine flu pandemic having apparently slipped Biden's mind).  But he's got a tiger by the tail in the radical Left, which is turning electoral battlegrounds into smoldering battlefields.  So now he's hustling into the hustings with a narrative about what's motivating his fellow travelers — who have just added murder to the mayhem they've wrought on America's streets for the past three months.  Here's the punchline:  Trump made them do it!  That was the upshot of the former vice president's speech in Pittsburgh on Monday [8/31/2020].  "Are you safe in Trump's America?"  His argument lays at the incumbent president's feet the upheaval instigated by Democratic supporters in Democrat-run cities.

What are the Stakes?  This is an election like no other.  To treat it otherwise would be a grievous and perhaps irreparable misstep. [...] Currently, the ruling classes mostly disenfranchise undesirables through social opprobrium, labeling them "deplorable" and letting their attack dogs in the media do the rest.  But in the Obama era, they began to belligerently "weaponize" the federal government, using the IRS and intelligence agencies to thwart their political opponents.  If granted control of the White House again, the lesson they will draw from defeating Trump is not only that they will not be held accountable for such tactics, but that such tactics work.  They will use government agencies to kneecap their enemies in every conceivable fashion.  Those are the stakes.

Biden's Position on Issues Changes With Time and Place.  Judging by former Vice President Joe Biden's recent speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a new campaign ad with his vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., it's clear the Democratic Party nominee for president thinks the American people are stupid.  In both instances, Biden makes statements and claims which are clearly not true.  In the recently released campaign ad, "A Socially Distanced Conversation," Biden said he feels Americans are "...angry right now, I think they are fed up.  I think they are looking for some authenticity and some honesty."  Real irony is on full display when Joe Biden describes himself as authentic and honest; in fact, it's wildly inauthentic and dishonest.

Back when Joe Biden was still coherent, he once joked about China helping him become president.  Current Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden once made a joke about Chinese President Xi Jinping helping him in his own future bid to become president of the U.S.  The joke was made at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in early July of 2013, roughly four months after then-Vice President Xi succeeded then-President Hu Jintao, thus becoming modern China's 5th president.  [Video clip]

WaPo gives Biden four Pinocchios(!?) on Social Security claim.  Team Biden is spending some of their record-setting August haul of campaign cash on developing and deploying a news series of campaign advertisements for both television and the web.  But not all of these efforts are producing high-quality results.  One recent example is their advertisement about Social Security and how the Bad Orange Man plans to wipe out the security net in less than three years.  If that sounds outlandish to you, that's because it is.  But they're running the ad anyway.  [Video clip]

Brutally Honest Campaign Ad — "Meet Joe Biden Supporters".  An effective ad showcasing the major issue within the 2020 election cycle.  [Video clip]

New Documentary Exposes Details About Hunter Biden's Foreign Business Deals.  A new investigative documentary sheds even more light on the extremely questionable foreign business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and how such deals put American national security at risk, according to the New York Post.  The 41-minute documentary, "Riding the Dragon:  The Bidens' Chinese Secrets," is produced and hosted by author and investigative journalist Peter Schweizer, who has received critical acclaim for his previous works investigating the political elite.  His last film was 2015's "Clinton Cash," which similarly documented the numerous ways in which Bill and Hillary Clinton profited off of their time in public life.  In "Riding the Dragon," Schweizer reveals several Chinese business deals that Hunter Biden was involved in while serving as a member of the board of BHR Partners, a Chinese investment firm.

Joe Biden's Kenosha town hall [was] marred by eyebrow-raising statements.  Joe Biden's town hall event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Thursday was marred by a number of controversial and eyebrow-raising incidents, including the Democratic candidate claiming that the light bulb was not invented by Thomas Edison, and a questioner refusing to adhere to a pre-written script she was "told to go off."  Biden said during the event that a black man invented the light bulb — and "not a white guy named Edison."  Biden, 77, made the claim while speaking Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, where he met residents following a 90-minute private session with Jacob Blake's family, a meeting that Blake joined by phone, according to attorney Ben Crump.

Round One Goes to Trump.  Biden acts like a figurehead who says what his handlers tell him.  Taking press questions (a rare event) he commented on the killing of a Trump supporter who was apparently shot in cold blood in an unprovoked attack during the ongoing riots in Portland, accusing the Trump supporters of "inciting responses."  Why is this logic not used when talking of violent rioters who get shot by armed defenders trying to protect businesses?  Maybe, just maybe, because doing so would get in the way of the preferred Dem narrative that these rioters are innocent victims of oppression protesting against injustice.  Biden is beginning to look like an elderly, confused owner of an aggressive pit bull who tells you the dog is only reacting to being misunderstood even as the snarling animal is straining on its leash baring its teeth.

Reporters Don't Give Biden Questions in Advance?  You Be the Judge.  [Joe] Biden spoke in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday [9/4/2020] to rebut the very good news contained in the August jobs report.  He also used the opportunity to express his outrage and disappointment over 2018 remarks attributed to President Trump by highly dubious reporting in The Atlantic.  When Trump answers reporters' questions, he calls on individual reporters himself.  But not so for Biden or his campaign.  Here you can see the candidate turning to his handler to start calling from a predetermined list of reporters, saying, "I guess ... are you calling on people?  I don't have a list."  Joe!  You're not supposed to admit to following a list!  This led to Biden's first question, in which an Atlantic reporter read a pathetically soft question from his cell phone:  "When you hear these remarks" attributed to Trump by The Atlantic's editor, Jeffrey Goldberg, "what does it tell you about President Trump's soul?"  Biden then cast his eyes to the lectern, briefly studying.  After using the word, "deplorable" twice in his answer, Biden looked down at the lectern a second time.  At 22:37, one can clearly see him turn up the corner of a page of notes as he studies them before continuing his answer.

President Trump Shreds Reporters For Asking Biden Softball Questions During Delaware Event, "Those Questions Were Meant For a Child".  President Trump on Friday lambasted liberal reporters for treating Joe Biden with kid gloves on Friday [9/4/2020].  77-year-old Joe Biden emerged from his basement Friday and shuffled over to a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware.  The so-called 'reporters' or as we here at TGP like to call them 'stenographers' asked Joe Biden a series of softball questions.  The first question to Joe Biden came from Atlantic writer Isaac Dovere who asked Biden to respond to the junk hit piece on Trump (from 2018) written by The Atlantic.

Joe Biden Reads the Instruction Line off the Teleprompter AGAIN.  Democrats have tried to spin the problems of Joe Biden's cognitive decline as his "stutter," pouncing Republicans or anyone of a dozen other excuses.  But we've seen the problem again and again in videos so it's hard for them to deny.  Friday's entry is pretty difficult to argue away.  Biden literally reads his remarks and he reads the instruction on the teleprompter that says "end of quote" without even realizing what he's saying. [...] If it were Trump, we'd never hear the end of it.  His staff must be losing their minds because this is going to happen every time they throw him out there.  More and more people are seeing that he's just not fit.

After That Horrible Joke By Biden in Kenosha, I Can See Why Some Dems Don't Want Him to Debate Trump.  Former Vice President Joe Biden raced to Wisconsin, where President Trump recently visited Kenosha which was engulfed by leftist rioters.  He's supposedly ahead of Trump in the Badger State.  I doubt it.  The Biden operation is acting like a scrambling mess trying to catch up to Trump and push back on the narrative laid out by the recent Republican National Convention, which unlike the Democratic event, mentioned the lawlessness that has infested Democrat-run cities.  And yes, some Democrats and their allies in the media have quasi-endorsed the violence... until the polling showed voters are — shocker — not supportive of anarchy and Marxist revolution.  That's what this is now.  It's no longer about George Floyd, police reform, racial justice, etc., the white liberals have taken over Black Lives Matter.  It's now about the Marxist cause.

Reporters blasted for 'shamefully embarrassing' softball questions at rare Biden press conference.  Reporters who were able to ask questions at Joe Biden's press conference Friday [9/4/2020] were torn apart by critics for failing to properly grill the Democratic presidential candidate. [...] The less-than-rigorous lines of questioning left critics enraged.  "The media are simply the PR wing for the Biden campaign at this point," Ben Shapiro reacted.  Conservative commentator Stephen Miller singled out Lee for criticism, tweeting "Watch this question and how it's framed.  She essentially gives Biden the answer in her question.  She's making a statement and asking Biden to basically just reply to her."  RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway wrote, "A text from a friend watching the press conference: 'Who are asking Biden these questions??  It's like watching someone make sure a 3 year old wins CandyLand.'"

Is Biden's Bubble Strategy About to Burst?  Is Democrats' Biden bubble strategy about to burst?  By keeping Biden away from the public, Democrats have compressed the race into a two-month sprint with no margin for error.  Like Aesop's fable about the tortoise and the hare, Democrats may find Biden has waited too late to run.

Biden Kenosha Meeting Derails As Woman Admits She Was Given Scripted Question.  The Biden campaign has apparently been caught red-handed giving out scripted questions at a community meeting in Kenosha.  Former Vice President Biden traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin this week to see how the city was dealing with the riots and severe civil unrest that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last month.  His campaign team had set up a meeting for community members to ask him questions, but it was derailed after one attendee admitted to being handed a script.  "I'm going to be honest Mr Biden, I was told to go off this paper but I can't," the woman said.  "We need the truth, and I am part of the truth.  I was born here, raised here... I have to give you the truth of the people, and the truth of the matter is, we are heavily angry, not angry as to where people say 'oh they're protesting', there's a difference between a protestor and a rioter."

Joe Biden Accused of Groping Breast of Secret Service Agent's Girlfriend During 2009 Photo-Op.  Judicial Watch announced on Thursday [9/32020] that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for records that were allegedly destroyed by the Secret Service regarding a 2009 incident between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Secret Service agent.  Their original FOIA request was made back on May 12, 2020, and sought "all records related to a reported incident in 2009 in which a United States Secret Service Agent reportedly was involved in an altercation with, or attempted to strike, then Vice President Joe Biden" during a photo opportunity.  According to Judicial Watch, the lawsuit was filed after the Secret Service "failed to respond to a July 14, 2020 administrative appeal challenging its claim that all files related to the 2009 altercation 'ha[d] been destroyed' due to 'retention standards.'"

Biden Speaks Gibberish as He Tries to Call Out Trump.  Joe Biden crawled out of his basement on Wednesday [9/2/2020] after shutting down pool movement and napping most of Tuesday.  Biden began speaking gibberish at an event in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday.  The 77-year-old tried to blast President Trump and ended up jumbling his words.  "Stop your boast about — never being — seemed at you — you can do anything."

Nate Silver's Latest Shows Biden Is Headed for a Very Bad November.  Nate Silver, the popular statistician and data geek who publishes his predictions for political outcomes throughout the country has released some new findings for the November Presidential Election and the news for Team Biden isn't great.  In fact, they are downright bad.

Suspicious IV drip-like bruise spotted on Biden's hand in Kenosha heightens demands for drug tests before debates.  There is new evidence supporting President Trump's public call for drug testing before the all-important presidential debates.  As Joe Biden's mental acuity seems to be declining rapidly, his ability seemingly to rise to the occasion when in a high-visibility public appearance does appear suspicious.  Now comes something else suspicious: a bruise and swelling on Biden's left hand right where an intravenous drip needle is customarily inserted when administering drugs (such as amphetamines). [...] Of course, there could be other explanations for the anomaly.  But it most definitely adds momentum to the demand for the drug tests.  Why would Biden legitimately refuse?  Job applicants for far less consequential positions must submit to drug tests.

ABC: Joe Biden Isn't Senile, You Guys, That's Just What The Russians Want You To Think.  Has anyone noticed a slowdown with Joe?  He isn't drooling, he isn't muttering to himself any more than plenty of other people do, but something seems different.  Or maybe rather than different, something seems deeply familiar.  No, it isn't the sort of cognitive decline we've all seen with loved ones.  Rather, according to ABC's latest nuke, the encroaching senility that has our former vice president hiding in his basement is simply... Russian propaganda.  Don't laugh!  This is serious stuff.  National security!  It took four reporters, with help from a fifth to write this story.  It runs nearly 1,600 words.

Judicial Watch Sues to Get 'Destroyed' Secret Service Records about Alleged Biden Groping Incident.  Judicial Watch is suing to get information regarding an alleged impropriety regarding Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and a secret service agent.  The foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit with the Department of Homeland Security for records that have supposedly been destroyed about the incident.  Judicial Watch wants access to the records if they exist or to understand why they have been destroyed if that is in fact the case.

Biden is Setting Up the Conditions for Dropping Out of Debates.  On Wednesday, Former Vice President Joe Biden proposed a "live fact-check" crawler for his scheduled Presidential Debates against President Donald Trump.  Biden suggested that the crawler could immediately verify the veracity of both candidates' statements during the debate and level the playing field for the Democrat nominee.  When asked a question about how he has begun to prepare for the upcoming debates, Hidin' Biden had the following to say: [...]

Joe Biden's Moral Depravity Was Laid Bare Today.  Joe Biden released a new campaign ad today [9/3/2020] targeting black Americans, and it is one of the more morally depraved things I've seen seen from a political party in the last several years.  The release was timed with his visit to Kenosha, WI today.  While he went to pretend to be a racial healer, in reality he simply dumped fuel on the fire.  In the new ad, we see irrational fears stoked and false premises granted as part of a cynical, partisan ploy.  [Video clip]

Biden Finally Makes It to Kenosha, It Goes All Kinds of Wrong.  Joe Biden is in Kenosha on Thursday, two days after President Donald Trump.  Once again, Biden seems to be behind Trump in doing the right thing and Trump had a reason, as president for going.  Biden's only reason for going seems to be to have a photo op.  Immediately, people noticed a difference in the two visits. [...] Trump's remarks were about the situation there and helping people, Biden's remarks were his campaign pitches.  Why is he talking about taxes, as he does here?  And he makes a horrible joke that if he tells them more about his tax plan "they'll shoot me."  Given the circumstances of Kenosha, really not something to joke about there.  [Video clip]

Secret Service Inadvertently Confirms Gateway Pundit Story About Biden Sexually Assaulting Agent's Girlfriend.  In 2017, the Gateway Pundit exclusively reported that a Secret Service agent was suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving then-Vice President Joe Biden after he cupped his girlfriend's breast while the couple was taking a photo with him.  The situation got so heated, a source who was a Secret Service agent at the time told TGP, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.  Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, "we had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President's house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend's [...]." The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.

Joe Biden:  The audacity of dope.  In the throes of a heated national election, cities burn and innocent citizens are beat up and murdered in the street.  Who is to blame?  Joe Biden offers two answers to this question.  First, he says, it is all President Trump's fault.  Then he attacks Mr. Trump for politicizing the violence by blaming Mr. Biden's Democratic cohorts who lead those cities.  Only somebody who has spent 48 years in the bowels of the federal government could arrive at that kind of demented logic.  And only somebody who has spent a life in partisan politics could be so shameless.

Prof. Biden Claims 'a Black Man Invented the Light Bulb, Not a White Guy Named Edison.'.  Joe Biden, who claims he wants to fact-check Donald Trump in real time during the presidential debates, told a real whopper on Thursday during his visit to Kenosha.  "People fear that's, which, that which is different.  We gotta, for example, why [...] don't we teach history in history classes?  A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison." Fact check:  False.  Make no mistake about it, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

Small Crowds, Little Enthusiasm for Joe Biden During 'Desperation Trip' to Kenosha.  There was no crowd of supporters to greet Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the airport when he arrived in the battleground state of Wisconsin, Thursday [9/3/2020], and as of 1:00 p.m., no crowd (other than his MSM supporters) had formed on the streets or in front of the Kenosha church where he was expected at 2:00 p.m. to hold a community event.

Biden with a mask hanging from his ear
Donald Trump Mocks Joe Biden for Hanging Mask Off of His Ear.  President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for publicly signaling his commitment to wearing a mask to fight the coronavirus.  "I've never seen a man that liked a mask so much," Trump said at a rally at an airport in Pennsylvania on Thursday [9/3/2020].  Trump said he was "all for" Americans wearing masks to help stop the spread of the virus, urging Americans to keep washing their hands and remain socially distanced over the Labor Day weekend.  But he mocked Biden for his mask-signaling behavior.  "Did you ever see a man who likes a mask as much as him?" Trump asked, noting that sometimes Biden even hung his mask over his ear when he was speaking.

Biden Meets With Antisemitic, Farrakhan-Loving Father Of Jacob Blake.  Jacob Blake Sr. — the father of a Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot four times by police in Kenosha, WI while violating a restraining order for felony sexual assault — is a giant antisemite, anti-Christian, and loves Islamic hate-preacher Louis Farrakhan.  And if you're Joe Biden looking to pander to 'woke' Democrats, you meet with said antisemite on Thursday in a bid to score political points over the now-paralyzed Blake Jr., whose shooting sparked violent riots in Kenosha and added gasoline to anti-police protests sweeping the country.  Blake Sr., a frequent CNN guest and presence at Black Lives Matter protests since the shooting, has a history of making bigoted comments over social media — which Biden apparently doesn't mind.

Joe Biden Lies in Church, Brings 'Very Fine People' Hoax to Kenosha.  Former Vice President Joe Biden told a small audience at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that President Donald Trump had called neo-Nazis "very fine people" — repeating a false claim he has made since his campaign began.  Biden — whose campaign billed his visit as an opportunity for racial healing — repeated the same script he has used over and over again, talking about white supremacists coming "out of the fields," and "carrying torches," with their "veins bulging."  He added that a "young woman was killed" protesting against them.  (Her name was Heather Heyer, a detail he often omits.)  Biden — standing before the cross — went on to say that the president, when asked about the white supremacists, said there were "very fine people on both sides."  But Biden misled his audience:  Trump actually condemned the white supremacists.

Biden Speaks Gibberish as He Tries to Call Out Trump.  Joe Biden crawled out of his basement on Wednesday [9/2/2020] after shutting down pool movement and napping most of Tuesday.  Biden began speaking gibberish at an event in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday [9/2/2020].  The 77-year-old tried to blast President Trump and ended up jumbling his words.

Joe Biden's Denial of DNC Mask Mandate Is Pure Panic.  Joe Biden is becoming so defensive, he's being forced to blatantly lie about his own call for a nationwide mask mandate.  "We'll have a national mandate to wear a mask," Slow Joe said during his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention. [...] He called for all of this in front of the whole world.  It's on tape.  There's video.  And now, he's lying about it.  Says he never said it.

Joe Biden and the Dark Shadow of Woodrow Wilson.  Twitter and the media (but I repeat myself) threw a fit the other day when President Trump said this to Laura Ingraham. [...] And on cue, the Twitterites freaked out.  Let me ask a question here.  How many of those Twitterers know who Joe Tumulty is?  How about Cary Grayson?  Or Edith Bolling Galt Wilson? [...] Wilson biographer August Heckscher writes:  "Thus began, with the silent assent of some, with the active maneuvering of others, such a cover-up as American history had not known before."  Which is to say, three people and three people alone — the President's wife, his doctor and private secretary — all in the "dark shadows" of the Wilson Administration — controlled access to the President.  And on [Doctor] Grayson's advice — Mrs. Wilson made the major presidential decisions that were coming in to her husband. [...] Thus, three people in the "dark shadows" were really running a president.

Liberals Say President Trump is "Mean," But Joe Biden Supports Killing Babies.  They say President Donald Trump is mean, that he is immoral and divisive and unpresidential.  They question how any Christian, any conservative, any good, moral American can vote for such a man.  But supporters of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden often fail to hold their own candidate to the same standards.  If they did, they might realize that "established elites such as Biden are more like Trump than they care to admit," Nathanael Blake commented at The Federalist this week.  Blake said he is not a huge Trump fan.  He said the president's immoral past, some of his political actions and his mean comments on Twitter are troubling.  But Biden supports the killing of unborn babies in abortions and forcing taxpayers to fund them — one of the most immoral and evil position that a politician can take.  It is one of the key reasons why Blake and so many others plan to support the Republican president for a second term.

Participant at Biden Event in Kenosha Admits She Was Given a "Paper" Telling Her What to Say.  We know that the Biden events are all staged and we now have more evidence.  Today in Kenosha, Wisconsin at a Biden event a woman admitted on camera that she was given a piece of paper telling her what to say: [...] The Biden team has managed their events by ensuring all comments and questions the former Obama VP is asked are pre-approved, and set up so that Biden can read the respective answers on the teleprompter.  Yesterday we saw this as well and every day for that matter.  The media and the Biden team work together as they manufacture events and try to make them look unscripted.

Biden to meet with Blake Sr who appears anti-Semitic, racist, anti-Christian.  Joe Biden is set to meet with Jacob Blake's father today.  Blake Sr. is a Farrakhan devotée.  He is also an anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, white hater.  Breitbart linked to tweets and copied memes posted by Blake Sr. over the course of years.  What does it say about Biden that he is meeting with him?  Blake is the father of the man shot and wounded in Kenosha by a police officer.  Blake Sr.'s social media posts, particularly on Facebook, reveal radical political views and extreme racist rhetoric.  On Instagram, where Blake Sr. appears to have had a much more limited presence, he posted a video about the Sep. 11, 2001 terror attacks:  "Man, I give a fuck about 9/11."  He went on to cite the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by police in Cleveland in 2014.

Joe Biden Meets with Blake Family — Including Antisemitic, Racist Father.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill met with the family of Jacob Blake Jr. in Milwaukee on Thursday — including Jacob Blake Sr., whose long history of racist, antisemitic, and anti-Christian social media posts was exposed on Wednesday [9/2/2020].  As Breitbart News reported:  "Blake Sr.'s social media posts, particularly on Facebook, reveal radical political views and extreme racist rhetoric."  Many posts attack Jews with classic antisemitic stereotypes, alleging that they control the media and the economy.

Joe Biden Finally Takes Questions from Media, It Doesn't End Well.  Joe Biden has been hiding in his basement for months.  He managed to struggle through a speech at the Democratic convention with the help of a teleprompter.  But since then, he wasn't even able to get it together for a simple 12 minute speech in Pittsburgh, again with no audience and reading off a teleprompter, not even taking any questions.  Today [9/2/2020] they made a big mistake and let him answer questions and it was a complete mess.  [Video clip]

Pushing back against Biden's claim that Trump caused the violence.  On Monday [8/31/2020], the Democrat party released Joe Biden from the basement, hustled him up to Pittsburgh, had him read a Teleprompter, waved farewell to journalists who weren't allowed to speak, and tucked him up again in his basement bed.  The speech that Biden read was, quite possibly, the most dishonest speech ever given during an American political campaign.  A conservative Christian website put together a video pushing back against Biden's lies, and that video has rightly gone viral. [...] For a long time, the Democrat establishment supported what was going on.  Democrats did this explicitly, with actual words of support, or implicitly by downplaying or denying the violence.  At the Democrat National Convention, no one at the convention said a single word about the daily riots.  Sometime last week, though, the polling changed, and word got out to Democrats that Americans don't like seeing their cities go up in flames and their black neighborhoods (and businesses) destroyed.

No 'sister' moment for Joe.  On Monday, Joe Biden looked at the camera and said something like this:  "Do I look like a guy who supports lawlessness"?  Frankly, he doesn't.  What he looks like is: a man who has said nothing since the riots started and then suddenly decided to talk about because the polls are changing.

Biden's Laughable Pivot.  Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has sat silent while roving bands of outlaws tore American cities to shreds.  He said nothing when an Antifa leader in Portland called for "the abolition of the United States as we know it."  His own vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, grinned as she warned that the riots are "not gonna stop.  And they should not."  Until about five minutes ago, Harris and Biden thought they could use the Marxist revolutionaries of BLM and Antifa as their own pet militia.  They thought that once the brownshirts had made a hellscape of America, they could come sailing in to convince voters that Grandpa Joe and Mamala were going to make it all better.

The Revolution Will Accelerate Under Biden.  Prompted by his pollsters, Joe Biden this week delivered a speech in Pittsburgh condemning the violence across America's cities.  The speech was laced with lies, starting with the claim that he is a racial healer.  Anyone inclined to believe that should look back at the Obama-Biden administration, which was defined by race-baiting and the deterioration of race relations.  Biden in effect promised that the revolution underway in America would stop if he is elected president.  Never mind that he plans on bringing the revolutionaries into his administration.  Should he win, he will give key positions to radicals who want to spur, not stop, the revolution.

Biden might want to skip his meeting with Jacob Blake's family.  The Democrats have a nasty habit of choosing as martyrs some highly unpleasant people.  Trayvon Martin was a wannabe gangbanger, Michael Brown was a strong-arm robber who attacked a police officer, George Floyd was an ex-felon with a violent past who died from an overdose of illegal drugs, and there was a warrant out for Jacob Blake because he violated a restraining order imposed following a particular ugly alleged sexual assault.  Now it emerges that Jacob Blake, Sr., the man who raised such a violent son, has some ugly ideas about Jews.  This is going to be a problem for Joe Biden who has finally decided to visit Kenosha, the place where Jacob Blake got shot and where Antifa and Black Lives Matter tried to burn an American town to the ground.  While still in his hidey-hole in Wilmington, Biden has already taken sides, and he's not on the side of law and order.  He's stated that the police officers who shot Blake in what was clearly a reasonable act of self-preservation should be charged.  Biden also plans to meet Blake's family.

Joe Biden Denies Calling for National Mask Mandate: 'I'm a Constitutionalist'.  Joe Biden backed off his proposed national mask mandate on Wednesday [9/2/2020] and now says he would "put pressure" on states, local units of government, and businesses to require them.  "No, no," he said, denying he ever proposed such a thing, before claiming he would "ask every person in authority" to impose one.  "I'm a constitutionalist," Biden declared.  "You can't do things the Constitution does [sic] allow you the power to do."

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It would have been very helpful if Vice President Biden had told President Barack H. Obama, "You can't do things the Constitution does [not] allow you the power to do," when Obama was doing all this.

Biden: On Second Thought, Let's Go To Kenosha.  Translation:  The polling on riots must be getting brutal.  Just days after criticizing Donald Trump for making a campaign stop in Kenosha after a controversial police shooting, Joe Biden's campaign suddenly added a visit by their nominee.  He's going o "heal" the community, the campaign claims, but it certainly looks like Biden is playing follow the leader.

Democrats are increasingly worried Trump's 'law and order message is resonating with swing state voters.  Democrats have told top advisers to the party's presidential nominee, Joe Biden, that President Donald Trump's "law and order" message and images of disorder during anti-racism protests risk undermining Biden in Midwestern swing states, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday [9/2/2020].  According to the report, Biden's campaign was caught off guard by unrest last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and violence between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, Oregon.

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I find it difficult to believe the Biden team was "caught off guard" by an event that happened ten days earlier.  The Biden campaign would never have mentioned rioting, but the rioters are obviously not Republicans, and the voters are paying attention.

The Train Wreck of Joe Biden's Mind (Part 2).  [Scroll down]    [Video clip] Here's Insanity Wrap's transcription.  Any errors are our own.  Anything resembling grammar, sense, or factuality is purely accidental.  ["]COVID has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 year.  Look.  Here's.  The lives, it's just, it's [unintelligible].  I mean, think about it.  More lives this year than any other year for the past hundred years.["]  Insanity Wrap will forgive Biden the "[unintelligible]" part.  The man has a stutter, and the occasional "[unintelligible]" is just a part of fighting that particular condition.  No longer enjoying the mental acuity to make a simple statement — from the man who would be the next president of the United State — that, as Vito Corleone said, we do not forgive.

More than a gaffe:  Joe Biden's latest flub draws widespread concern and criticism.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sparked more concerns over his mental health after strange moments in his campaign speech from Pittsburgh. [...] "This is why the Biden campaign doesn't want him to leave his basement — this guy isn't playing with a full deck and it is so irresponsible that the media covers this up..." the president's son, Eric Trump, tweeted.  Biden had ventured out of his home in Wilmington, Del., where he has been hiding out through the coronavirus pandemic.  His trip to Pennsylvania Monday had limited supporters as his campaign team did not want to take any risks with the virus.  At one point during his remarks, Biden seemed to struggle to string words together into a complete sentence.  "COVID has taken this year — just since the outbreak — has taken 100 year.  Look, here's... the lives... it's just... I mean, think about it.  More lives this year than any other year for the past 100 years," the 77-year-old said.

Riots and Joe Biden's Joe Isuzu Problem.  Anybody remember the 1980s Isuzu auto TV pitchman "Joe Isuzu"? Wikipedia recalls him as "a pathological liar who made outrageous and overinflated claims about Isuzu's cars," which describes a lot of Joe Biden's boasts about himself. [...] Does it seem like Democrats are deaf-mutes when it comes to speaking clearly against the rioting going on right now?  It went unmentioned during the Democratic National Convention two weeks ago.  But in fact Joe Biden has made statements against the riots, such as this one back in July:  "Anyone who burns or pillages... should be arrested.  They are a problem for society and they make a mockery of what the march is all about.  They should be tried, arrested and put in jail."  Today Biden is spinning furiously to catch up with the curve, saying "Rioting is not protesting.  Looting is not protesting.  Setting fires is not protesting."

Massive Super PAC poised to 'swift-boat' Biden in key states.  Remember the 2004 presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry?  That campaign produced the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in support of President Bush.  The PAC exposed John Kerry's record as a Vietnam veteran.  It was very effective, too.  There is a new version of this kind of Super PAC coming on the scene now and President Trump will be the beneficiary.  Just in time to begin making up for some lost time, Preserve America will be overseen by Chris LaCivita, a veteran Republican strategist and the mastermind behind the Swift Boat veterans ad campaign.  Politico is reporting the PAC's first campaign ads will begin Tuesday in key states.

Biden's timeline in violence.  In light of Joe Biden condemning recent violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon, some leaders and commentators falsely claimed that Biden had not previously criticized arsonists, looters, or violent agitators that stemmed from Black Lives Matter protests across the country.  "Too little too late.  The left wing militants have been at war in America's cities for MONTHS and you're only commenting now because the polling told you to," Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas tweeted.  "Amazing that after 90 days of silence (and not one mention at the DNC) on the looting and rioting in the #BidenRiots, Biden finally says something after CNN says it's hurting him in the polls.  Weak!" tweeted Donald Trump Jr.  In a Saturday Breitbart piece, commentator John Nolte claimed that "violence raged for 88 days before Joe Biden finally emerged from his Delaware bunker and said it was wrong."

Biden denounces violence, but fumbled a chance to defuse riot issue.  The violent clashes in Portland and Kenosha are bad news for Joe Biden's campaign.  It's not that he is to blame for the riots.  It's not that he hasn't occasionally condemned such violence, as he did in a more full-throated way yesterday in Pittsburgh.  It's not that everyone should automatically believe President Trump's explosive charge that no one will be safe in Joe Biden's America, since at the moment he holds no office.  But the Democratic nominee left himself vulnerable to this rhetoric assault, and he and his campaign have been less than nimble in playing defense.  To hold a four-day virtual convention and fail to mention the riots that have swept American cities in recent months was a major blunder, a gift-wrapped package to Donald Trump.  By focusing exclusively on the tragic deaths of people like George Floyd, Biden's convention sent a signal of indifference to the looting, burning and fatal gunshots of those protesting in the name of racial justice.

Not Even Joe Biden's Sign Language Interpreter Can Make Sense of Disastrous Pittsburgh Speech.  As we reported yesterday, Joe Biden gave a rare public speech at a former Pittsburgh steel mill Monday [8/31/2020] that was again illustrative to the American people as to just why his handlers have desperately tried to keep him sequestered in his basement for the remainder of the presidential campaign.  Not only was it chock full of lies and half-truths, but Biden badly mangled the speech by making multiple incoherent statements.  In fact, it got so bad at one point that even his sign language interpreter appeared to struggle to make sense of what was being said.  Watch below on the right as the interpreter tries desperately to translate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, who fumbles a line about the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.  [Video clip]

Biden walks out after Pittsburgh speech without taking questions.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden dodged questions from the press on Monday after addressing civil unrest publicly for the first time, providing ammunition for supporters of President Trump to claim he is going out of his way to avoid the media.  Roughly 63 days out from Election Day, Biden delivered a speech in Pittsburgh in which he accused Trump of being incapable of preventing the violence that's sprouted across multiple cities this summer.  Upon concluding his speech, the former vice president declined questions from reporters in the room, but he did acknowledge their presence at one point.

Biden: The Violent Riots Will Continue Unless You Vote Democrat.  Now that polls won't let them ignore the rioting, looting, murder, and arson this summer in Democrat-run American cities, openly cheered on by leftists like the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times author Nikole Hannah-Jones, Democrats have made a hard pivot to — what else? — "Blame Trump."  We saw the blame-shifting begin last week with House Speaker "Republicans are domestic enemies" Nancy Pelosi.  Today, it came straight from Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.

'This Is Really Bad' — Social Media Weighs in After Biden's Very Bad Day in Pittsburgh.  Joe Biden is in the Catch-22 of his political career, folks.  If he stays in his basement, he faces the legitimate question of whether he's fit — both physically and mentally — to assume the duties of the presidency.  If he hits the campaign trail, he runs the risk of... Pittsburgh.  The latter occurred on Monday, and it wasn't a pretty sight.  At all.  Put another way, Joe had a very bad day in Pittsburgh.  A really bad day.  As my RedState colleague Nick Arama reported, Biden gave a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday that went far beyond simple gaffes and pregnant pauses.  A performance that left little doubt.  Joe Biden is in decline.  Worse, Biden's decline is accelerating, seemingly every time he steps up to a microphone.  Garbled words and forgotten thoughts are now replaced with entire nonsensical sentences.  Even worse, he doesn't even seem to realize what he just said made no sense at all.

The Puppet Candidate in Two Pictures.  [Photos show Biden's speech as seen by viewers at home, then a wide shot showing an empty building with only news media photographers in carefully prescribed circles.]

Biden has no audience - Reuters photo
Biden Not Only Loses It in Speech in Pittsburgh, The Set Up of the 'Speech' Is the Strangest Ever.  Joe Biden gave a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday.  As we reported earlier, he tried to blame President Donald Trump for the riots violence despite the fact that it's leftists behind the violence in Democratically-run cities who Trump has done everything to try to help.  But there were some things beyond that that just screamed out for comment.  So this apparently was Joe Biden's audience, just media.  There was no audience.  [Photo]  That was bad enough.  But the delivery of the speech showed the deep problems that the Democrats have with Biden.  Biden identified one of the crisis under Trump as the "birth of the right American future." Wait, what?  He seems to either be completely losing track of what he's trying to say and/or not able to read his teleprompter.  Notice him seeming to squint.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's America being burned down ... by Joe Biden's supporters.  Certainly, America is deeply divided today.  But every bit of the horrifying images and footage of burning, looting and violence we see today comes exclusively from Joe Biden's America.  The carnage in Joe Biden's America is the result of Democrat mayors and governors unwilling and unable to stand up to the lawless, rioting mob that outwardly claims it is motivated by the very same fevers and political positions that motivate Mr. Biden himself.  In fact, Mr. Biden's vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, worked so hard to ingratiate herself with the increasingly unruly mob that she went on record a few weeks back raising money "to help post bail" for those arrested during the riots — riots they now claim to oppose.

Joe Biden's Craven Exercise In Blame Shifting.  After a thug shot and killed a Trump supporter Saturday night [8/29/2020] in Portland, Democratic nominee Joe Biden suddenly got religion when it comes to leftist riots in our nation's streets.  The former vice president "challenged" President Donald Trump to "condemn violence," then blamed Trump for "encouraging" it. [...] It goes beyond hypocrisy when Biden for months sat in his basement in near-total silence as his far-left supporters rioted, looted and burned U.S. cities, and his own party egged them on.  This same man chose as his vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who warned us all with a smile on her face during a television appearance that the protesting and rioting is "not gonna stop," not even after the election.  Funny what a bit of bad polling will do.

Joe Biden comes out against riots, prior passive position hurt his polling numbers.  According to a recent poll, swing state voters supported Biden and the president 49% to 48%, respectively. [...] With these statistics in mind, many on the left have urged Joe Biden to openly condemn the riots.  CNN anchor Don Lemon recently voiced his concern over the rioting in cities across America.  He believes the riots are the only major weakness for Biden and has urged the former vice president to publicly condemn the violence.

Fact Check:  Joe Biden Claims 'I Am Not Banning Fracking'.  CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  "I am not banning fracking."  VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE.  Biden has promised to ban fracking — repeatedly — as has his running mate.

Joe Biden's statement on the violence and riots is way too little, way too late.  After three months of violence, vandalism, and arson in our biggest cities, all of it excused and encouraged by Democrats, we're supposed to be impressed that the party's presidential nominee released a statement calling it "unacceptable."  The national media will no doubt declare the note, posted Sunday night [8/30/2020] on Biden's campaign site, a display of true leadership — because nothing arouses them more than a statement with words like "unequivocally" and "condolences."  But it's far too late for Democrats to pretend that they didn't overtly advocate for and make excuses for this horror show.  They've only changed their tune now because street violence, chaos, death, and fiery destruction are not exactly political winners — who knew?!  That doesn't mean we should forget that right up until last week, they thought and said that it was fantastic.

After Biden Condemns Violence In Portland, Crenshaw Fires: 'You're Only Commenting Now Because The Polling Told You To'.  On Sunday, after a deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon, in which an apparent Trump supporter was shot to death, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden issued the following statement on Twitter:  "The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable.  Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable.  I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right.  And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same." [...] Violent protests have plagued the city of Portland for roughly three months.  Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who lost an eye due to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, fired back at Biden, "Too little too late.  The left wing militants have been at war in America's cities for MONTHS and you're only commenting now because the polling told you to."

Biden Promises National Guard:  I'll Never Use the Military as 'a Prop'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden promised National Guard members Saturday he would never push them into a domestic political dispute as a "prop" and assured them they will "never, never have to wonder what side I'm on."

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Is anyone in the National Guard wondering about whose side President Trump is on?

Is Feudalism Our Future?  I think that if Biden and Harris win, the entire country will devolve to a kingdom of state and regional duchies composed of often semi-hereditary rulers in the pay of the rich, donor class, the clerisy (media scribblers, complaisant judicial appointees and academic rent seekers who promote favored policies and shut out the dissenters), an impoverished, smaller, and powerless middle class and a vast layer of muzzled, docile poor serfs.  They will rule by fiat (often inconsistently and illogically) as they have been in dealing with COVID-19.  Because they can, the Constitution to the contrary notwithstanding.

Why Democrats and their liberal media minions are running scared.  The Democrats and their media handmaidens are starting to panic about Joe Biden's prospects.  The proof comes in their efforts to wish away the wave of crime and violence engulfing many American cities.  Their argument can be boiled down to two false claims.  First, it's President Trump's fault.  Second, it's not that big of a wave.  The first is patently absurd on its face.  Democratic mayors running nearly all those cities are pulling back cops and rejecting federal help.  The blood is on their hands.  The second claim is outrageously cold-hearted.  It means the left sees hundreds of murders, mostly of black men, and the wholesale destruction of property as small prices to pay for putting Biden in the White House.

Joe Biden's unserious pandemic response.  If it were up to Joe Biden, the national shutdown implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic would never end.  When he accepted the nomination for president on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, he promised that if elected, he would pass a federal mask mandate as part of his effort to defeat the virus.  "It's a patriotic duty," he declared.  Of course, Biden didn't bother to elaborate on this proposed mandate or explain how his administration would enforce it — because he knows that such a heavy-handed restriction would be legally dubious and almost impossible to enforce.

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  [Scroll down]  Biden has already promised to amnesty every illegal immigrant currently in the country.  According to a 2018 Yale study, that's at least 22 million people — all of whom, under America's idiotic immigration laws, immediately would be eligible to bring over relatives in the name of "family reunification." If each newly minted American brings over just one relative, that's another 20 million new immigrants in Biden's first term alone.  And nothing in the law would stop people from bringing over more than one.  Most sponsor several.  Such an amnesty, once the Democratic machine got everyone registered to vote, would tip many purple states permanently blue.  That's the whole point.  After that, the electoral map would become impossible for Republicans ever to win the presidency again.  Which is also the point.

Biden [is] unfit to be president if he won't debate Trump.  If former Vice President Joe Biden backs out of participating in the upcoming presidential debates, then he's unfit to occupy the Oval Office.  It's that simple.  The American people expect — and deserve — to hear from presidential candidates and learn where they stand on a multitude of important policy issues affecting our lives.  We need to listen to their vision for America vis-a-vis their opponent so voters can choose their candidate wisely come Election Day.  This is precisely why the Commission on Presidential Debates was established in 1987 to ensure that debates between candidates running for president and vice president of the United States are a permanent part of the electoral process.

Trump Takes $0 Salary, Reportedly Lost $300 Million This Year; Biden Made Millions After Leaving Office.  Supporters of President Donald Trump contended during the Republican National Convention this week the former businessman and reality television star has truly been seeking to serve the American people since taking office.  It has come at a financial cost to him.  Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden, now the Democratic Party's nominee for president, took in $15.6 million in his first two years after leaving office, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Biden's Intended Race on Race.  [Scroll down]  Fast-forward nine months later.  Biden and Harris are again sharing a stage.  This time, it is at the Democratic National Convention's closing; Harris is now Biden's running mate and Biden has just given his nomination acceptance speech.  Biden's speech told America all we needed to know about why Biden chose Harris — despite their acrimonious past — and where Biden intends to take his campaign over the next two months.  If Joe has his way, this will be a race on race.  His acceptance speech's first words, after "good evening," were "Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom:  Give people light and they will find a way.  Give people light, those are words for our time."  Having connected his campaign message with "light," he would use "light" repeatedly throughout his 25-minute address.  Although lacking specifics, his subliminal racial message was clear:  I am the anti-racist; if you are not with me, you are a racist or condone racism.

The Biden 2020 Message:  Republicans Are All Racists, Now Let's Unite!  The Joe Biden being presented to the public for election to the highest office in the land does not exist in reality.  The empathetic, benevolent grandpa story is cut from whole cloth and easily disputable by anyone with access to Google and a compulsion for honesty.  The latter rules out the mainstream media, obviously. [...] Many like to attribute his current unpredictability on camera to his obvious cognitive decline but the truth is that he has been like this forever.  I distinctly remember many of my conservative friends thinking that Biden's erratic behavior was amusing when he was vice president.  I always thought it rather disturbing that someone that unstable was one heartbeat away from the presidency.  If you've been feeling a smidge nauseated in recent months, it may be due to the Democrats' insistence that Joe Biden is a man of great character who would restore dignity to the presidency.

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Biden looks to break out of the basement and campaign in battlegrounds after Labor Day.  Biden, the two-term vice president, listed Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as likely destinations during a fundraiser hosted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.  But he promised that any plans would adhere to local and state rules "about how many people can, in fact, assemble."  "We're going to do it in a way that is totally consistent with being responsible, unlike what this guy's doing," he said, referring to Trump's nomination acceptance speech Thursday [8/27/2020] at the White House.

'This is embarrassing': All eyes on Biden interview as his eyes appear to be reading a script.  Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden's performance during an interview late Thursday on CNN captured plenty of attention, but for all the wrong reasons.  Speaking with CNN host Anderson Cooper, the Democrat nominee continuously stared off-screen, almost as if he was reading talking points from a script.  [Video clip]  While it's possible that he may have simply been staring off into space as he spoke, that wasn't the impression gleaned by critics, including former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

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Mr. Biden was not "staring off into space."  He was looking down and to his left, where his cue cards were.  He was obviously reading talking points, and had probably rehearsed these talking points for some time before the interview.  Notice the "phony concerned look" on Anderson Cooper's face as he waits patiently for Mr. Biden to expound for as long as he likes.  If Mr. Cooper had been interviewing a Republican, he would have interrupted with his own views every few seconds.  It's entirely possible that Mr. Anderson and Mr. Biden were exchanging pre-arranged questions and answers.

Trump makes riveting case for reelection, shows America what it is in for if Biden wins.  If the point of a political convention is to get your party's message out, win over voters and boost your candidate's prospects, then make no mistake about the 2020 conventions, Republicans absolutely buried Democrats.  The polling tells us so.  Joe Biden got zero boost from the Democrats' grievance-fueled slog-fest last week.  The Democratic presidential nominee's polls did not move higher; in fact, they dropped, and especially in the critical swing states.

Biden Faces Backlash For Misleading Attack On Trump Regarding Violence In Democrat Cities.  Biden's attack, featured in a tweet, came in response to Trump hammering him during the Republican National Convention on the issue of violence in the inner cities.  "We must never allow mob rule, we can never allow mob rule," Trump said.  "In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat run cities all, like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others Democrat-run.  There is violence and danger in the streets of many Democrat-run cities throughout America."  "This problem could easily be fixed if they wanted to," Trump continued.  "Just call; we are ready to go in.  We will take care of your problem in a matter of hours.  Just call.  We have to wait for the call.  It's too bad we have to, but we have to wait for the call.  We must always have law and order."

Like trapped rats, Democrats and other leftists are starting to get nervous.  No one believes in "President Biden," which is a generic idea without any policies attached.  Trump offers Americans a mirror of themselves and their highest aspirations.  That's a winner.

Biden offers support for Milwaukee Bucks following boycott of playoff game.  Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden offered his support for the Milwaukee Bucks after the team boycotted a playoff game Wednesday in solidarity with Jacob Blake.  "This moment demands moral leadership.  And these players answered by standing up, speaking out, and using their platform for good," Biden tweeted.  "Now is not the time for silence."

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The guy who's hiding in his basement because he can't carry on a coherent conversation says, "Now is not the time for silence."

'I Don't Think There Should Be Any Debates:' Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should Not 'Legitimize' Trump.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday [8/27/2020] that Joe Biden should not participate in debates with President Trump during the general election campaign.  "Don't tell anybody I told you this, especially don't tell Joe Biden:  I don't think there should be any debates," Pelosi told reporters at a press conference.  "I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts.  I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States."

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Ms. Pelosi doesn't want Biden to debate Trump (or even submit to a moderately friendly interview on Fox News Sunday) because Joe Biden will make a fool of himself if he speaks extemporaneously on live TV.

Nancy Pelosi:  "I Don't Think That There Should Be Any Debates.  You knew this was going to happen.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday morning, "I don't think there should be any debates."  Then she added, "I wouldn't legitimize a conversation with him."  Anyone paying attention knew this was coming.  There is no way [...] senile Joe Biden can stand in a debate with President Donald Trump.

Where is Biden's post-convention bounce?  The week before the Democratic convention, the polls showed Donald Trump trimming Biden's double-digit lead into single figures.  The numbers varied, but they averaged out to suggest that Biden was 7 or 8 percent ahead — not yet within the margin of error, but trending toward it.  The Democrats' non-conference that was nearly in Milwaukee was meant to arrest that decline.  Biden's numbers, the punditry promised, would be sent soaring by Kamala Harris, just as Hillary Clinton gained 4 percent in the polls after the 2016 Democratic convention.  But a week after that tedious infomercial, three polls show that Biden has pulled off the near-impossible.  Biden hasn't just failed to achieve a post-conference bounce.

Biden's lack of a travel plan worries some Democrats.  When former President Obama delivered his convention speech from Philadelphia last week, it raised some questions for Democrats about Joe Biden's lack of a travel schedule.  Biden has been effectively sidelined because of the coronavirus pandemic, keeping his public appearances largely confined to his hometown of Wilmington, Del., where he also ended up accepting his party's nomination last week.  "I think a lot of people thought, 'If Obama can get on a plane and travel, why can't Biden?'" said one Democratic strategist, who pointed to the former president's trip from Massachusetts to Philadelphia for his prime-time address.

President Trump Requests that Drug Tests of Candidates Be Taken Before the 2020 Presidential Debates.  Something is going on with Joe Biden.  We can all see it.  President Trump sees it too which is why he is calling for drug tests before the 2020 Presidential debates.  Joe Biden just isn't right.  In events over the past year Biden looks crazy and says even crazier things.  It's no wonder President Trump wants Biden drug tested before their debates this fall.

Kamala Harris, Not Feeble Basement-Dwelling Joe Biden, Will Travel to DC to Deliver Counter to President Trump's Convention Speech.  Kamala Harris, not basement-dwelling Joe Biden will travel to DC to deliver a counter to President Trump's convention speech on Thursday [8/27/2020].  77-year-old (almost 78) Joe Biden is too feeble to travel and campaign.  Biden rarely leaves his Delaware basement and when he does, he stays close to home so he can shuffle back to his bunker for a nap.  Now he's deploying his running mate as the main event to counter President Trump's convention speech.

Biden Wants To Fund What He Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life.  If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil:  codify a "right" to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing.  Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact — but postured as if it were a religious proposition.  With regard to abortion," Biden said, "I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine.  Life begins at conception.  That's the church's judgment.  I accept it in my personal life."  But the question of whether human life begins at conception is not ultimately a question of religious doctrine or judgment.  It is a question of scientific fact.

Pam Bondi launches attack on Hunter Biden at GOP convention.  Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) revived her role from President Trump's impeachment trial in a speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, using the address to attack Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.  Bondi used her speech on the second night of the convention to lob a series of attacks at the Bidens, accusing them of nepotism when Joe Biden served as vice president in the Obama administration and seeking to turn his campaign plan to "Build Back Better" against the candidate.  "We all know about Joe's son Hunter Biden," she said.  "A corrupt Ukrainian oligarch put Hunter on the board of his gas company, even though he had no experience in the country or in the energy sector.  None.  Yet he was paid millions to do nothing."

Biden's "Dislikes" Mysteriously Disappear From YouTube.  During Joe Biden's 'acceptance' speech on Thursday, there were strong, negative reactions posted to his YouTube channel, as well as the Democrat Party's page.  In real time, live audience "dislikes" significantly outnumbered "likes."  However, suddenly, those 'dislikes' have been removed.

Joe Biden's mysteriously disappearing "Dislikes" on YouTube.  During Joe Biden's presidential nomination acceptance speech Thursday night, both his personal YouTube page and the Democratic Party's YouTube page saw strong, negative reactions from live audiences.  In fact, "Dislikes" outnumbered "Likes," in real time.  Yet both pages' "Dislikes" mysteriously dropped in the hours after the Democratic National Convention (DNC) had concluded.  The changing statistics led some on social media to wonder if the Google-owned YouTube platform was protecting Biden.  The number of Democratic convention stream "Dislikes" — or people pressing a button saying they did not like the content onscreen — dropped on Friday below where they stood on Thursday last night.  The removed Dislikes could be a signal that YouTube is concerned about fake accounts or bots trying to influence the election or indicative of something else, experts said.

What Joe Biden's America would look like in 2021.  It is now November 2021, one year after Joe Biden was elected president after a razor-thin election.  We have been given a glimpse into the future to see Biden's America.  Summer 2021 was another scorcher.  The rolling brownouts California suffered in 2020 spread throughout the West.  Record demand for air conditioning combined with the ongoing closures of coal, nuclear, and even gas-powered electric plants have left millions powerless in these heat waves.  Energy Secretary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with the support of President Biden, has permanently extended the airlines' drastic curtailments of flights, first seen during the late pandemic, in keeping with the Green New Deal they both support.

Hillary Clinton:  Biden 'should not concede under any circumstances'.  Hillary Clinton urged Joe Biden not to concede the presidential race if he is trailing President Trump on election night.  Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election and conceded the morning after the contest, said she believes this year's election will drag out for several days because of issues with voting during the pandemic.  She told Showtime's The Circus that Biden would be wise to stay in the race long past Election Day.  "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don't give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is," Clinton said.

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If Joe Biden loses the election by a substantial and undeniable margin, it doesn't matter if he concedes or not.

Five ways the Democrat convention backfired on Joe Biden, benefitting Donald Trump.  Has President Trump just eaten Joe Biden's lunch?  Sure looks that way based on multiple indicators flashing pro-Trump signals in the wake of the Democratic National Convention.  Sure, the leftist press is reporting that Biden's favorability numbers have notched up in the wake of his curiously gaffe-less convention speech, but it's thin gruel.  Fact is, that's the only thing they have.  But if you look mostly on the right column of the front page of RealClearPolitics, it's pretty clear the trend is President Trump's friend.  Apparently the artifice and over-processed convention infomercial, with its many technical sleights of hand, didn't fool the voters.  And if it did, not all that many of them watched.  Television ratings were down 12% over the previous four-year period.  America has more than 150 million registered voters, and only 22 million bothered to watch.

Biden promises to raise taxes on Americans making more than $400,000 per year.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if he wins the presidency in November's election, he will raise taxes on Americans who earn more than $400,000 a year.  In an interview with ABC's David Muir that aired Sunday, Biden discussed his plan for raising taxes that included this segment of the population and appeared to include businesses as well.  "I will raise taxes for anybody making over $400,000," Biden said.  "Let me tell you why I'm going to do it.  It's about time they start paying a fair share of the economic responsibility we have.  The very wealthy should pay a fair share — corporations should pay a fair share."  Biden referred to businesses that take in "close to a trillion dollars and pay no tax at all."

Joe Biden's doddering interviews prove he may not be all there.  Despite the fact that he would be 82 years old at the start of his second term, Joe Biden on Sunday declared that he would "absolutely" serve a full eight years if elected president in November.  If you remember, back in May, he answered concerns about his declining cognitive function by saying, "I will be a transition candidate."  But in his first prime-time interview since April, on ABC's "World News Tonight," Biden emphatically denied he meant he would serve only one term.  "No.  It doesn't mean that."  Then he laughed off a question about his mental fitness.  "Watch me."  Trouble is, we've been trying to watch Biden all year.  We don't ever get to see him unedited or without a teleprompter, without his wife or some helper at his side.

Biden Sorta Pretends to be a Nationalist.  [Joe Biden's acceptance speech was] mostly an anodyne rehearsal of standard American patriotism, and featured the usual Four Point Plan — okay, Four Crises Joe is going to fight:  ["]The worst pandemic in over 100 years.  The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The most compelling call for racial justice since the 60's.  And the undeniable realities and accelerating threats of climate change.["]  Actually, I predict, in two years comedians will be making jokes about all four "crises."  Worst pandemic?  Yeah, since the infestation of Pet Rocks!  Worst economic crisis?  More like the biggest v-shaped economic bounce in history.  Racial justice?  Over a career criminal that overdosed himself and died while being restrained waiting for the ambulance?  Climate change?  Yeah, I get it.  That "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" really was the worst thing ever.  Imagine, bitter clingers and gun nuts driving needlessly all over the continent!  The sooner we put a stop to that, the better.

Joe Biden's Long Career As A Racist.  For example, when he was in the Senate, Biden praised a pro-Confederacy group that supported white-supremacists and the KKK and who prominently displayed the Confederate flag as "fine people."  The video below shows the Democrat candidate singing the praises of the United Daughters Of The Confederacy (UDC).  In the clip, time-stamped on July 23rd, 1993, Biden states that the group is "an organization made up of many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag."  The UDC has been identified as supporters of the KKK and advocates for white supremacy.  The clip is especially significant because Biden launched his campaign, explicitly smearing President Trump for a media-generated hoax involving his comments in Charlottesville in 2017.  [Video clip]

Sharyl Attkisson:  Claim That Jill Biden Cheated on Ex-Husband is Fair Game — But Media Ignored This Scandal for Some Reason?  Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson joined Steve Malzberg on Beat the Press Saturday [8/22/2020] on Russia Today.  During the interview Malzberg brought up the recent comments by Jill Biden's former husband.  According to reports Bill Stevenson, Jill's ex, accused the potential First Lady of having an affair with Joe Biden and then lying about how they met in the 1970s.  The networks ignored this scandal last week during the convention when the report first broke.  Sharyl Attkisson said this alleged affair should be fair game for the media.

Biden Hasn't Tested for Covid as Campaign Enters Busiest Period.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn't been tested for coronavirus, a top aide said on Sunday, as the campaign enters its busiest period.  "He has not been tested," Kate Bedingfield, deputy manager for Biden's presidential campaign, said on ABC's "This Week."  "We have put the strictest protocols in place, and moving forward, should he need to be tested, he certainly would be."  She also said Biden hasn't had the virus, although it's not clear how this would be known without a test.

Did Biden's Deputy Campaign Manager Accidentally Reveal Why He's Hiding in His Basement?  Former Vice President Joe Biden has been hiding in his basement for months since the start of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. [...] Despite being asked about what they're doing, the Biden campaign has refused to answer whether or not the former vice president has been tested or came up positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.  Because of that, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield what's taking place. [...] Interestingly enough, Bedingfield said Biden hasn't had the virus, but he also has not been tested.  "We've put the strictest protocols in place and, moving forward, should he need to be tested, he certainly would be, but he has not been tested yet," she said. [...] If Biden hasn't been routinely tested for the Wuhan coronavirus, how do we know that he never had it?  Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are routinely tested for the virus out of an abundance of caution.  Shouldn't the same thing be happening with the Biden campaign?

Why isn't Joe Biden being tested for COVID-19?  Joe Biden has faced questions on his mental and physical acuity throughout his presidential bid.  For example, he first said he is cognitively tested 'all the time' and then clarified to say he has not had a formal cognitive test[.]  But there is a larger issue lingering over the 77-year-old — Joe Biden has not been tested for COVID-19.  Joe Biden receives Secret Service protection and intelligence briefings similar to that of the President.  So why is he refusing to be tested regularly, as the President is, for a highly contagious virus that has killed 173,000 Americans?  As of August 19, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of approximately 41,000 Americans aged between 74 and 85.  Joe Biden is an American aged between 74 and 85.  The last time Biden personally spoke about being tested was July 28, almost a full month ago.

America's leading white supremacist announces his surprise endorsement.  One of the most revolting things about Joe Biden's candidacy is his dishonest insistence that Donald Trump called white supremacists "fine people."  Democrats have successfully used this hoax to brainwash large parts of the American public into believing that Trump and his supporters are racists and anti-Semites.  One wonders, therefore, how much consternation there is in Biden campaign headquarters now that Richard Spencer, one of America's best-known neo-Nazis, is all in for Biden.

It's time for Joe Biden to start taking questions.  Whatever one might say about President Trump, it cannot be said that he's afraid to engage with the media. [...] Biden, in contrast, has run the most stealth presidential campaign in modern history.  It was one thing, early on, for Biden to try and remain in his basement during the initial phases of the coronavirus pandemic.  But since then, he has used the virus as an excuse to avoid scrutiny.  We now know enough about the virus to know that outdoor appearances, with proper physical distancing, pose little COVID-19 transmission risk.  Even if he did want to remain in isolation, however, he could still submit himself to tougher interviews.  If he has time to chat with rapper Cardi B, he certainly has time to sit down for a virtual interview with Fox's Chris Wallace — or any other journalist who would ask him tough questions.  And there are certainly ways to do press conferences in a safe way.

Bishop: I Don't See How Joe Biden Claims to Be a 'Good and Faithful Catholic'.  Tennessee Bishop Rick Stika questioned Joe Biden's standing as a Catholic on Friday, basing that on Biden's public stance against Church teaching regarding abortion.  "Don't understand how Mr. Biden can claim to be a good and faithful Catholic as he denies so much of Church teaching especially on the absolute child abuse and human rights violations of the most innocent, the not yet born," wrote Bishop Stika on Twitter Friday.

Twenty (Uncomfortable) Questions.  [#9] Joe Biden has dementia.  My aunt and uncle showed similar signs.  If Biden can't leave his basement to campaign, then how can he meet world leaders?  Does he still realize there is a world?  Or leaders?

Joe Biden accused of plagiarizing Canadian politician in DNC speech.  Joe Biden is being accused of plagiarizing the words of a left-wing Canadian politician in his convention speech.  In his highly anticipated convention speech on Thursday, the Democratic nominee said, "Love is more powerful than hate.  Hope is more powerful than fear.  And light is more powerful than dark."  Canadians were quick to point out that those words were extremely similar to the dying message of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, who in 2011 wrote, "My friends, love is better than anger.  Hope is better than fear.  Optimism is better than despair."  CBC correspondent Alexander Panetta pointed out the similarities on Twitter.

Joe Biden faces new plagiarism claim over DNC acceptance speech.  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reprised his penchant for borrowing lines from other people's work this week — apparently relying a bit too heavily on the words of a deceased Canuck party leader during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, reports said.  Biden concluded his Thursday night speech by saying:  "For love is more powerful than hate.  Hope is more powerful than fear.  Light is more powerful than dark."  But Canadian media quickly noted that the former veep's words were uncannily similar to those of Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's left-wing New Democratic Party, who issued a poignant open letter to his fellow citizens as he lay dying in 2011.

Did Joe Biden really deliver that speech live?  Probably not.  [Scroll down]  But was Joe's speech broadcast to us live, and just as delivered?  He was not in front of a live audience; he was behind a podium on a bare stage with all the flags and colorful background added digitally using the same technique — blue-screen — that TV weathermen use to stand in front of a weather map.  He was clearly reading every word from the teleprompter.  At least we know he can still read; he garbles some words but he appeared to read it competently.  But did he read the whole speech from start to finish, 25 minutes without any of his (in)famous flubs?  Not likely.  Even with skilled presenters, it is standard practice with prerecorded speeches and interviews to piece together multiple takes, and trim out the mistakes, using an amazing editing tool that renders invisible all the edits removing pauses, umm's, flubs, etc. from an interview or a speech, and to seamlessly piece together multiple takes of the speech.

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What are the chances that a notoriously confused old man, who can't speak an extemporaneous sentence without an embarrassing gaffe, would make it through a rather lengthy acceptance speech error-free on (the equivalent of) live TV?  The chances are near zero.  This means the speech was almost certainly recorded earlier, and the errors edited out.  This is feasible, if the speaker remains nearly motionless for the whole speech, and if the edits are carefully placed.  You didn't ask for technical details, but here they are anyway:  [#1] Mr. Biden's speech was delivered over the internet — from his basement to the control room, and again from the control room to the rest of the world.  Any momentary glitches, frame-grabs, and freezes would naturally be assumed to have resulted from network congestion or other IP issues.  Thus, any less-than-seamless edits would be passed off as transmission errors.  [#2] Incidentally, the blue chromakey screen fell out of favor at about the same time solid-state studio cameras came into widespread use in the ealy 1980's.  A chromakey wall these days is almost always green.  One of the problems with a blue chromakey is that the blue channel in the studio camera is the one with the worst signal-to-noise ratio, and the resulting key is often quite rough around the edges.

No, Joe's Health is NOT Out of Bounds.  Memory loss is common with age and can be either Alzheimer's or mini-strokes.  Those miniature strokes involve tiny areas of brain, with unpredictable results.  Depending on details, there can be vascular dementia, with problems in concentration, reasoning, decision-making, memory, and agitation.  Because Joe hasn't released his detailed medical records, we are left to make a best guess as to what is likely happening.  We know that Joe gets worse when he's out in public under stress.  That is consistent with either process.  His other difficulties point more toward mini-strokes.  But they don't rule out the possibility that both are happening.  And we should remember his comment that he is getting older, suggesting that after one term, his V.P. would need to take over.  That tells us he knows he's in medical trouble.  The United States cannot afford a president whose brain is operating at less than full strength.

Jill Biden's First Husband Says She and Joe Have Been Lying For Decades About How They Got Together.  The ex-husband of Jill Biden is speaking out this week to claim that she and Joe have been lying for decades about the way they met, alleging that they actually had an affair that broke up her first marriage.  Bill Stevenson told Daily Mail that Biden's story that he met Jill and fell in love with her after a blind date is completely made up.  He added that he is about to publish a bombshell book that will blow the lid off the entire story forever.

Final Day of the Democrat Pros and Cons — As PR Pros Combine to Con America.  The program's religious portion continues with Joe Biden talking to a reverend:  "I happen to be a practicing Catholic," he says.  Again, I just do not understand.  The Vatican opposes abortion and is pro-life.  It opposes abortifacients.  It opposes gay marriage.  I can understand that there are Catholics, like other Christians and like Jews, who do not practice.  But Biden invokes his religion and says he is a "practicing Catholic."  Is he?  Later in the program Pete Buttigieg will tell us that Biden supports gay marriage.  OK, that is a matter of public policy, but is that "practicing Catholicism"?  As an Orthodox Jew, I am not authorized to say.  I may say that I cannot understand how someone can so publicly oppose certain Vatican teachings and yet identify otherwise.  I am open to learning.

Rudy Giuliani Interviews Doctors On Biden's 'Rapidly Declining' Cognitive State.  In the latest episode of his podcast Common Sense, Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani interviewed two esteemed doctors about their professional medical opinion on Joe Biden's cognitive state.  Giuliani had the doctors review tapes of Biden over the years to analyze his decline.  Dr. Alan Mazurek, who is the Clinical Instructor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine, asserted that Biden's cognitive impairment is beyond a mild stage.  He explained that Biden "is having difficulty with simple activities."

Joe Biden's con job.  Joe Biden drew a lot of pundit praise on all sides for his Democratic National Convention acceptance speech, signaling just how reasonable and "moderate" and mainstream he is.  He loves his country.  He prays to God.  He thinks America is full of good people.  He opposes COVID.  He hates dictators.  He cares about you.  He care about jobs "for everyone."  He'll bring the economy back. [...] Just one problem:  It's a con.  What Biden is promising as Honest Joe is for the cameras alone.  It's not just lies, which are also abundant, it's bait and switch.  What he's proposing and what's really there in the Democratic list of priorities and plans are absolute opposites.

Biden to ABC Reporter: 'I Would Listen to the Scientists and Shut the Entire Country Down' to Stop the Spread of COVID-19.  2020 Democrat nominee Joe Biden on Friday told ABC reporter David Muir that he would shut down the entire country to stop the spread of COVID-19 if the scientists recommended.  Biden called for a mandatory nationwide mask mandate during his unhinged Democrat nomination acceptance speech in Delaware.  "I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists," Biden told Muir Friday [8/21/2020] in his first joint interview with his running mate Kamala Harris.  Of course Biden failed to explain how he would even have the authority to shut down the entire country.

Biden Says Climate Change Is One of 'Four Historic Crises' Facing the Nation.  "Four historic crises.  All at the same time.  A perfect storm," Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said in his acceptance speech Thursday night [8/20/2020].  He included climate change in those four crises: [...] ["]The worst pandemic in over 100 years.  The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The most compelling call for racial justice since the 60's.  And the undeniable realities and just the accelerating threats of climate change.["]

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[#1] The "worst pandemic in over 100 years" would hardly have been noticed, in the absence of news media sensationalism and anti-Trump hysteria.  Moreover, it was foisted on us by the Chinese Communists.  [#2] The economic crisis is almost entirely the fault of news media sensationalism (did I mention that already?) and a string of Democrat governors (along with RINO Greg Abbott) and county-level tyrants imposing needless lockdowns.  [#3] Anarchists rioting in the streets is not a "compelling call for racial justice."  [#4]  Climate change is not a threat, nor is it accelerating in either the warming or cooling direction.  If not for the news media (see above), you'd never know if the average temperature world-wide was changing one or two degrees per century, or the sea level was increasing by a millimeter every year.

Joe Biden's 'Four Crises' Deliberately Ignore Rising Crime and Left-Wing Riots.  A startling rise in violent crime and months of left-wing riots are not included on Joe Biden's list of presidential priorities.  On Thursday night [8/20/2020], Biden gave his speech accepting the Democrat nomination for president.  The address clearly laid out his priorities, what he called the "four historic crises." [...] There's no way around the fact that like the rest of the Democrat party and the corporate media propaganda machine, Biden has decided to pretend months of rioting and an explosion of violent crime just isn't happening.  We all know why this makes the left uncomfortable.  The riots and violent crime explosion are all happening in Democrat-run cities.  What's more, the riots are almost exclusively led by the Democrats' Brownshirts, the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Biden's speech managed to be simultaneously vapid and disgraceful.  Here's a short list of Biden's platitudes:  Trump is darkness.  I am light.  FDR was a great president.  Help young people by ending Trump's darkness.  America is racist.  More darkness, more light.  You must judge Trump's entire presidency by looking at the six months of the Wuhan virus and its damage to the economy (damage wrought, though he doesn't say it, by Democrat politicians).  America had the worst virus outbreak in the world.  (That's not true, by the way, but it is true that Democrat policies, especially regarding nursing homes, made it horrifically worse than it should have been.)  Trump will kill the economy.  Trump will take people's insurance.  Wasn't Obama great?  Trump isn't great.  No one suffers in America the way minorities do.  Trump didn't protect Americans, but I will. [...]

In just 5 words, Joe Biden tells America everything they need to know.  On Thursday night, Joe Biden and the Democrats wrapped up their week of the Democratic National Convention.  Rather than a convention, it was almost an hourly infomercial filled with media celebrations in between clips.  Celebrities and politicians joined forces to tell you everything that is wrong with America.  It can be summed up in just two words for them:  Donald Trump.  They believe that everything in our country is the fault of the current "occupant of the White House," as Joe Biden called him in his acceptance speech.  I find that very statement deeply troubling.  Why?  Because that's the language of the anti-Semite, anti-America, radically-socialist squad.  Time after time, these representatives have proven their hatred for anything America.  They hate our history, our freedom, and our way of life.  They hate the American dream and for America to be the land of opportunity.  Instead, they favor America to be the place of the handouts and enslaved.

Joe Biden Trucks.  Joe Trucks are driving around Wilmington, Delaware where Joe Biden's speech will be given tonight at the Democratic National Convention.

Phony Lines from Barack Obama's Speech.  [#2] Obama touted Biden's character.  "Joe's a man who learned early on to treat every person he meets with respect and dignity....That empathy, that decency, the belief that everybody counts — that's who Joe is." That's a Pants on Fire lie.  Just weeks ago, he sneered that any black voter who didn't support him isn't really black.  In 2012, Biden smeared Wall Street before a black audience:  "They're gonna put y'all back in chains."  Examples abound.

Joe Biden Repeats the 'Very Fine People' Hoax at DNC.  CLAIM:  Joe Biden said (again) that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville "very fine people."  VERDICT: FALSE.  Trump said the neo-Nazis should be "condemned totally."  Biden knows he is lying about this.

Biden Repeats Charlottesville Lie in Dishonest and Divisive DNC Acceptance Speech.  [Scroll down]  So if Joe Biden considers the antifa and BLM thugs in Charlottesville to be "those with the courage to stand against" racism, what does he think of the antifa agitators in Seattle and Portland?  What does he think of the BLM looters in Chicago and New York City?  There is something kinda weird about Biden's fixation on a three year old riot that involved white supremacists when there are violent left-wing riots going on every night in our nation's cities that he has nothing to say about.  Not only has the Democrat not condemned the riots, in July, he lashed out at the Trump administration for "sowing chaos and division" after Homeland Security deployed federal officers to cities to quell the violence.

Joe Biden Flubs DNC Speech Climax: 'There's Never Been Anything We've Been Able to Accomplish When We've Done it Together'.  Joe Biden (D) experienced another brain freeze moment during the climax of his Democratic National Convention (DNC) address Thursday evening, telling the audience that there has "never been anything we've been able to accomplish when we've done it together."  While accepting the party's nomination as its presidential candidate, Biden said the United States is facing four crises, which he is best equipped to fix after decades served in the Senate and White House.  Those challenges are, in his words:  "the worst pandemic in over 100 years.  The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The most compelling call for racial justice since the '60s, and the undeniable realities and just accelerating threats of climate change."

Convention Wrap Up:  Dems Keep Joe Biden's Agenda Hidden In The Basement.  A live audience wasn't the only thing missing from the Democratic National Convention this year.  So too was any substantive discussion of Joe Biden's agenda should he win the White House.  Has there ever been a political convention so utterly devoid of substance?  In her mercifully brief speech on Wednesday [8/19/2020], Hillary Clinton said that:  "Everyone has a story about Joe's thoughtfulness and empathy."  Apparently, team Biden required everyone who spoke at the convention to tell their stories.  Almost none made it through their few minutes or airtime without exclaiming how empathetic, thoughtful, trustworthy — and other descriptions you normally hear at a eulogy, not a presidential convention — Biden is.

Twitter Kicked Me Off for Saying This But I'm Going to Double Down.  "What kind of person sues nuns," I asked in a fervent tone.  The answer was Joe Biden.  "I can't stand this creep.  Between the sniffing and the suing and deceit — there is nothing worthwhile.  He's a completely worthless human being.  Trash, decay, scum.  He brings with him nothing but sorrow and theft," I ranted on Twitter.  I minced no words.  This election is not a time for niceties.  These socialist sociopaths need to be exposed for what they are, and each of us who has a voice should be using it, loudly, to do so.  Twitter disagreed and decided to suppress my voice.  Some leftist with a mute button working for corporate Twitter deemed me in violation of Twitter's "abuse and harassment" policy.  Twitter claimed I committed "targeted harassment" by "wishing or hoping someone experiences physical harm."

Fox News Panel Goes Haywire After Brit Hume Calls Biden 'Senile'.  Fox News' Outnumbered took a dramatic turn on Wednesday [8/19/2020] when Brit Hume argued that former Vice President Joe Biden is "senile."  Throughout the 2020 election, Hume has repeatedly insisted that Biden's tendency for gaffes is proof that the ex-veep's cognitive acuity is collapsing.  As Wednesday's #OneLuckyGuy on Outnumbered, Hume said Senator Kamala Harris' 2020 DNC convention speech might be more significant than usual because she could become president if Biden is ever deemed mentally incompetent.

Multimillionaire Obamas Haven't Donated to Joe Biden's Campaign.  Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle became fabulously wealthy after leaving the White House in 2017.  For whatever reason, they haven't given a single dollar of their massive fortune to Joe Biden's presidential campaign.  President Obama has hosted virtual fundraisers for his former running mate and urged Democrats to give "any amount you can" to Biden's campaign.  Michelle addressed the virtual Democratic convention on Monday, but didn't even show her arms.  Barack is scheduled to give the primetime address on Wednesday night.  But neither have personally contributed a dime to Biden's campaign, according to federal election records.

Kamala Harris Promises That Joe Biden Will 'End This Pandemic'.  Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) vowed that her running mate Joe Biden "will bring us together to end" the coronavirus pandemic.  "Joe will bring us together to end this pandemic and make sure that we are prepared for the next one," Harris said during her VP acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Wednesday night [8/19/2020].  Harris and other DNC speakers criticized President Donald Trump for the pandemic.  "Donald Trump's failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods," she said.  Harris' promise that Biden will end the coronavirus pandemic is not the first disease the Biden campaign has vowed to cure.  Former Vice President Biden vowed to cure cancer during a campaign stop in June 2019.

5 Things to Know About Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention.  [#1] Obama acted like he didn't try to keep Biden from running.  So, former President Barack Obama endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden.  Obama said, "Twelve years ago, when I began my search for a vice president, I didn't know that I'd end up finding a brother."  He failed to mention his history of telling Biden not to run, however.  Last year, The New York Times published a lengthy feature about Biden's relationship with Obama.  Among other things, the Times reported that Obama told his VP not to run in 2016 because he thought Hillary Clinton had the best shot at continuing his legacy.  Yet Obama also tried to convince Biden not to run in 2020.

Goodman: Hunter Biden's Mysterious Source of Income Creates Problems for Biden Campaign.  After Hunter Biden abruptly resolved a $453,890 tax lien, Joe Biden's campaign needs to explain the younger Biden's source of income, Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Alana Goodman told Fox Business on Tuesday [8/11/2020].  "How did he manage to pay off this $450,000 tax lien in six days?  You know, most people just don't have a half a million dollars lying around," Goodman said.  Goodman questioned Hunter Biden's ability to resolve the lien after he told an Arkansas judge in his paternity case last November that he was unemployed, in debt, and lacked income.  "We asked the Biden campaign, 'How was he able to settle this?'" Goodman said.  "'What happened, how did he get this money, and does he have a job now?'  And we got no response from the Biden campaign."

Democrats don't acknowledge what's happening in our cities.  Who needs conventions, who needs crowded arenas?  Democrats used the magic of technology and clever casting to give their party a passable first night.  Forced by the coronavirus to create a make-believe gathering, planners employed all of Silicon Valley's bells and whistles to present a simulated intimacy involving both ordinary people and party stars.  Minus a few glitches, the flow was seamless, sometimes too smooth to be credible.  We saw more of Joe Biden via taped videos than we have in the last four months of the campaign.  In the real world, he's been hiding in his basement.  Monday night, he was here, there and everywhere, shaking hands, embracing people, giving flawless, forceful speeches.  You know there was heavy editing because he never once got stuck in a tongue twister or got lost in a long sentence.  If he's really that good, why has he been hiding?

What Happened to Biden?  The Trump campaign released a new ad today that highlights Joe Biden's senility.  The ad is tough and uncompromising, and it strikes at Biden's weakest point.  To the extent there are swing voters left in America, they don't want a president who can't function and may not live long.  That is the truth; call it brutal if you want to.

The second night of the DNC was somehow worse than the first.  Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party's nomination in what might have been the most awkward, unexciting way possible.  After a Democratic official announced that Biden had won a majority of the party's delegates, the virtual event switched over to the high school library where Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, waited.  This segment was obviously live because the transition was so clunky that viewers had to watch the two stand there smiling awkwardly while stringed confetti fell from the ceiling.  But don't worry.  Democrats made sure to include prerecorded applause from multiple guests, switching back and forth from the shot of the Bidens to a screen filled with floating heads and awkward clapping.

Highs and lows of Day 2 at the Democratic National Convention.  In one respect, the virtual Democratic convention proved last night to be a massive improvement on the real thing:  The roll call of the states leading to the nomination of the presidential candidate. [...] But it was followed by a low point when the feed cut to Joe Biden just after he had been formally nominated.  He stood in a schoolhouse room next to some balloons.  He didn't quite know where to look and held a tense smile as, behind him, some streamers popped out and fell down from the acoustical tiles on the ceiling.  The visual was spectacularly awkward and profoundly ill-conceived.  Biden is trying to become a world-historical figure, a kingslayer who will become a king himself.  The scene made him look like a mid-level executive having a retirement party on Zoom, especially when it cut to dozens of people applauding.  Dozens of people?  Biden needs to get 70 million votes in November!  His weird mush-mouthiness made another appearance at the evening's close when he hugged his wife and referred to himself as "Jill Bliden's husband." Bliden, not Biden.

'Something is not right' says Obama's White House doctor about Biden, 'He's just lost'.  Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician to Presidents Obama and Trump is speaking out about his impression of Joe Biden's physical and mental fitness for office.  "The best way I can describe every time I see him is that he's just lost," Jackson said.  "I won't make any particular diagnosis about dementia ... but what I will say is that something is not right," continued the doctor, who just won a GOP congressional primary in Texas.  Asked whether he's comfortable with the idea of Biden assuming the top executive position in the country, Jackson said, "I'm not."

Here's Where The Biden-Harris Ticket Stands On Taxpayer Funded Abortions, Religious Freedom.  2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden promises to protect religious freedom in the United States, but both he and his running mate, Kamala Harris, advocated for policies that are contrary to the religious convictions of many Americans.  Biden's plan for "Safeguarding America's Faith-Based Communities" states that "America was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance" and promises to provide increased security grants to religious communities, establish a faith based law enforcement program, strengthen prosecution of hate crimes, "take on the NRA and gun manufacturers," and more.  "We all have a right to practice our faith openly, or to practice no faith at all — a right that is being degraded under the Trump Administration's watch," the plan says.  Both Biden and Harris support tax payer funded abortions and pushed for Catholic nuns to pay for birth control against their religious beliefs.  Biden, often called a "devout" Catholic, has remained silent on attacks against Catholic churches over the summer.

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How "devout" is a Catholic who supports abortion at any stage of pregnancy?

The Biden-Harris Levitation.  After some reflection, it becomes clear that the extreme improbability of this process is the result of it not really being a race between two pairs of candidates for national office.  It is surely the last round in the great battle between Donald Trump and the national political media.  Trump's ostensible opponents, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, are a spavined political wheel-horse who came in fifth in the New Hampshire primary and a vice presidential nominee who flamed out ignominiously two months before the Iowa caucuses.  They are a matched pair of bombed-out losers; Biden was retrieved by the party elders in desperation that otherwise the Democratic candidate would be Marxist Senator Bernie Sanders.  They salvaged Biden and Biden salvaged Harris from the pre-primary ash heap.

Mike's Thoughts on Last Night's Beach Scene From "Lord of the Flies".  In somewhat of a shocker, the leftists did a video montage of the preamble to the Constitution, followed by the National Anthem.  I'm curious about two things:  how long it took the leftists to find the words, and how many kneeled.  Eva Longoria Bastion, soap opera actress of Desperate Housewives fame served as convention moderator.  After the intro, the moderator did a "check in" with various folks around the U.S. Interestingly, not one of them could point to anything of substance that is moving them to vote for Biden.

California's Blackouts Display The Results Of Kamala Harris's Favored Energy Policy.  Biden's past energy policies were fairly standard fare for old-school Democrats:  massive government spending and regulations to pick winners and losers — the $535 million Solyndra collapse is illustrative.  His current plan is more of the same, spending $2 trillion, some of which will go to buy the silent acceptance of Big Oil.

So was Joe Biden sneaking around on his first wife before the car crash?  Ordinarily, most of us wouldn't care too much about a political leader's love life.  After all, President Trump is a stellar president, but his personal life hasn't been perfect.  Big deal.  Trump's never brought it up to win votes out on the campaign trail.  Joe Biden's different.  He's using the occasion of the death of his previous wife, Neilia Hunter Biden, in a car crash along with that of his baby daughter to tell us how compassionate he is, in a bid to make political hay.  Michelle Obama, in her Democratic convention speech last night, brought it up, selling it to voters as proof that he's a nice guy. [...] But now an angry ex-husband has turned up to suggest that Biden's love and compassion for his then-wife was far from certain, given that he was likely sneaking around on her and well into a love affair with his own wife, Jill, when the crash happened[.]

Jill Biden's First Husband:  Here's The Real Story Of How Jill and Joe Met.  According to Jill Biden's first husband, Bill Stevenson, the story she and her present husband, prospective Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, tell of how they met after she divorced Stevenson is not true.  Stevenson claims Joe Biden was having an affair with his wife while she was still married to Stevenson. [...] Speaking to the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, Stevenson stated, "I don't want to hurt anyone.  But facts are facts and what happened, happened."

Biden and Harris run away from the press and into the Democratic National Convention.  Biden's campaign strategy since locking down the nomination through waiting for the general election to begin in earnest has consisted largely of focus-group-tested Twitter spots and Zoom calls from his Wilmington basement.  That was a defensible enough strategy as the coronavirus blazed through the Acela corridor and before picking his running mate.  It's absolutely not on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.  It makes perfect sense that Biden would remain press-shy.  His entire winning strategy is contingent on keeping this election a referendum on President Trump, which repeated polling showing that the overwhelming majority of both Biden and Trump voters are motivated by their feelings toward the latter proves is currently the case.  And more importantly, the press will let Biden get away with this.

Joe Biden:  Nuns Inspired Me to Run for President... And I'm Going to Royally Screw Them If Elected.  Joe Biden is not Catholic.  We all know this; the man supports abortion rights.  You can't be Catholic.  Look, I was raised Catholic.  I haven't gone to church in years — and even I know Joey isn't really part of the flock.  You can see that from miles away.  It's also a tad disturbing that he's crediting nuns for inspiring him to run, but also saying he would royally screw them by taking away their freedom of conscience exemptions regarding birth control[.] [...] He's some Catholic, huh?  Biden is ready to take a tomahawk to the nuns if elected.  What a guy — and don't you dare criticize this move.  For some, like our senior columnist Marina Medvin, she was suspended by Twitter for seven days for slamming Biden over this move.  Actually, that's not accurate — she straight-up skewered him.  It was brutal, which is totally fine.  These are public officials — we can say what we want about them.  And for sure, the Left has said FAR worse about Donald Trump.  Now, she's not totally locked out, but she can't post or comment on anything.  Absolutely ridiculous.

Democratic convention — On first night this is what worked and what didn't.  The Democratic National Convention opened its first night Monday with an overarching theme of unity.  The night featured prominent speakers who represent the broad general election coalition that Joe Biden is looking to build:  progressives, centrist Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans who have disaffected from Trump.  To be sure, Biden's polling lead is tightening, and by emphasizing big-tent inclusiveness, the Democrats are clearly hoping that the convention will jolt Biden's campaign.

Biden campaign not leasing a plane during the pandemic.  The coronavirus pandemic is grounding Joe Biden’s campaign.  The former vice president’s campaign team hasn’t booked any air travel, leaving no need to lease a plane to jet around the country for political rallies, Axios reported on Monday [8/17/2020].  With many swing states limiting the sizes of public gatherings, the Biden campaign is betting that adhering to health guidelines paves a path to the presidency.  It also allows Biden, who will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at a convention being held virtually, to contrast himself with President Trump, who will be flying on Air Force One for campaign hangar rallies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona this week.

The Editor says...
The pandemic, which is a convenient excuse for nearly everything, has nothing to do with Mr. Biden's travel plans.  Mr. Biden appears to be incapable of extemporaneously producing a coherent sentence, so he must be kept hidden away and shielded from the press.

Joe Biden doesn't have time for Chris Wallace but he did bang-up interview with rapper Cardi B.  "I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us," Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, said.  "But first, I just want Trump out.  His mouth gets us in trouble so much."

The Editor says...
When has President Trump's "mouth" been a problem to anyone but himself?

Michelle Obama's Gaslighting Speech Took Some Nerve, Attacking Trump With a Hot Mess of 'Going Low'.  I don't know about you, but [the Democratic National Convention] has got to be one of the most boring things that I've ever watched.  It's like packaged bland soap, it's so uninteresting.  "Joe Biden will do this and Joe Biden will do that, Joe Biden will make everything equal for everyone," we heard from a bunch of tired sounding politicians from Amy Klobuchar, to John Kasich, Doug Jones and Bernie Sanders.  Unlike everything he's done for the last forty years he's been in government.  Can anyone even name one consequential thing he's done?  The answer is he hasn't done anything except reveal how much he's been lacking.  Before the media had to really get behind him because he was their only shot, they used to have a more honest assessment of him when he was Obama's Vice President.  The gaffe ridden politician for decades, who had never gotten one foreign policy thing right in all his 40 years in politics.  Even Barack Obama didn't want him to run, according to reports.

Two Problems Emerging for Biden/Harris Ticket.  The second problem emerging for the Biden/Harris ticket is the person headlining the ticket.  The "hide Joe Biden in the basement" strategy is even beginning to wear thin with the mainstream media — Biden's biggest cheerleaders!  One of those media cheerleaders is Chris Cillizza, who wrote this for a piece titled, "It's long past time for Joe Biden to start taking questions from the press." [...] Yes, there is trouble in paradise, my friends, and the Democrats are in quite a pickle.  Do you put Biden out there and let the American people see that he is not capable of being president?  Or, do you put his Number Two out there and let her answer questions on her repeated flip-flops and policy disagreements with Biden?

Biden's loose lips will make it difficult to maintain national security and America's secrets.  Any political adviser who could tell a presidential candidate what a voter would be thinking when that person stands in a voting booth next November would be worth their weight in gold.  But no one can.  Most voters don't think about national security when they step into the voting booth.  They should, because one aspect of that issue is as clear an indicator as anyone can find of who can be trusted to perform the duties of the president.  One important part of a president's job is to maintain the confidentiality of America's secrets.  Some presidents disclose secrets for political gain.  Some try their best and still fail to keep the nation's secrets.  An untrustworthy few cavalierly expose America's secrets to anyone with an Internet connection.

Joe And Kamala's Fact-Mangling Debut.  The new Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Democratic ticket debuted in Delaware on Aug. 12, followed by the typically frantic partisan sugar-sculpting competition on cable "news."  But MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell took the saccharine prize by claiming that there was not a single false utterance in 35 minutes.  The energetic promoters of "independent fact-checkers" — who want "real-time" fact-checking of President Donald Trump — couldn't muster any effort to evaluate this thunderclap of leftist rhetoric echoing in a nearly empty high school gym.  Let's list a few fact-mangling whoppers. [...]

A Kamala-led Coup Would Succeed Against Biden.  This should never happen to another president again, this hoax," President Trump repeatedly says, referring to the Russia collusion hoax that very nearly destroyed his presidency.  It's unlikely that there are enough turncoats and Obama holdovers to mount another effort against a reelected President Trump.  But how vulnerable would a new President Biden be to such an effort?  Kamala Harris, former prosecutor of innocent people with different priorities and allies than Joe Biden, is uniquely positioned to lead a reprise of the same playbook used against President Trump.  Only this time, Joe Biden would be far more vulnerable to such an attack.

Biden's National Mask Mandate is Absurd and Despotic.  The new Biden-Harris ticket is off to a despotic start.  Biden, armed with his new running mate Kamala Harris, held a press briefing on Thursday in which he called for a nationwide mask mandate. [...] I'm not an anti-mask zealot. [...] If a mask can reduce the chances of transmission for a nurse or doctor, then the same mask, used properly, would do the same for a civilian.  This is logic, not epidemology.  Of course, officials from Anthony Fauci to the head of WHO to our surgeon general have long since lurched to the other extreme.  In March, masks for plebes were officially a bad idea.  Now, in August, the Democratic candidate for president is calling for a mandate for all Americans to wear them outside. This is absurd.

Donald Trump Mocks 'Zero Drive' Reporters Covering Joe Biden.  President Donald Trump ridiculed corporate media reporters on Saturday for allowing former Vice President Joe Biden to hold events without taking any questions.  "Very strange.  Sleepy Joe never takes questions," Trump wrote on Twitter.  The president shared a video of reporters politely exiting a Biden event with his running mate, Kamala Harris, after a press handler tells them to leave:  [Video clip]

Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president.  The National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents 300,000 current and retired workers, said Thursday [8/13/2020] that [President] Trump has long been hostile to the Post Office.  His administration has called for an end to collective bargaining rights, proposed service cuts and has eyed the possibility of privatizing the functions of the agency.

Chris Wallace is Shocked the Biden Campaign Isn't Doing This Before the Convention.  [Chris] Wallace told [Guy] Benson that "Fox News Sunday" had assumed all week long that a top official from the Biden camp would make an appearance on the program.  But Wallace was shocked to learn that no one from the Biden campaign was willing to appear.  "And at first I thought, well, maybe it's because it's Fox News and they're boycotting us," Wallace said.  "No, they're not putting anybody out on any of the Sunday shows."  "I don't understand what's going on here," Wallace continued. [...] Wallace doesn't consider Biden's basement strategy a tenable option for the campaign with three months still left to go before the election.  "I don't think you can hide from now until Election Day.  I just, I just don't think it's possible," Wallace concluded.

The Real Problem with Joe's Dementia.  [Scroll down]  With today's technology, deep fake videos, and a COVID-inspired virtual presidency, perhaps the DNC is confident they can pull a fast one on the American people, run a shadow government with Joe as the face of the presidency, and cover up his infirmity and ineptitude with the aid of the press — think Woodrow Wilson and FDR.  Maybe they just hope to defeat Trump by any means necessary and plan to invoke the 25th Amendment elevating Kamala Harris to the presidency — someone who couldn't convince more than 2% of the primary voters to consider her for the nomination.  Or, they could be running Biden-Harris knowing they're unwinnable, but fully intending to contest the election, accuse Trump of stealing it, calling (again) for his impeachment/removal, and causing just enough bedlam to destroy his second term.  The Democrat-Media Complex has been explicit about taking Trump down by any means necessary so none of this is overblown or hyperbole.

Biden's Ukraine Problem Isn't Going Away.  As damaging news coverage of Hunter Biden's multimillion dollar gig with Burisma, the troubled Ukrainian energy company, escalated in the fall of 2019 and threatened to derail Joe Biden's third run for the presidency, the Biden campaign declared open season on journalists.  A Biden spokeswoman lashed out at the New York Times for publishing "malicious claims" about her boss and his son; the campaign warned social media companies not to run ads featuring the infamous clip of Biden bragging about trading U.S. foreign aid in exchange for the firing of a prosecutor investigating Burisma.  The fervor quickly died down after Democrats successfully changed the subject, building an impeachment case against President Trump that portrayed his brief mention of the Bidens during a phone call with the Ukrainian president as "election interference."  The gambit has worked so far.

Biden's Handlers Usher Reporters Away Like Cattle as He Tries to Answer Questions, Even CNN Notices.  Joe Biden has emerged twice from the confines of his basement this week:  1) to officially introduce Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his VP running mate on Wednesday, and 2) to hold a "virtual briefing" with supposed public health experts on the coronavirus Thursday, with Harris sitting 6 feet away from him at another table.  Both days, neither Biden nor Harris took questions from reporters.  Yesterday's event was especially illuminating — and not in a good way — for journalists who wanted to get a word in with the former veep and his choice for second in command.  As the virtual briefing reporters were invited to attend drew to a close, a few in the crowd began to ask questions.  In response, Biden blurted out a few words that didn't make much sense.  It was at that time you can see his handlers in the video below quickly usher reporters away from the stage as though they were cattle to be rounded up and herded behind a fence and away from the candidates.

Reporters AGAIN Herded Away From Biden as Questions Are Asked, Even Kamala Appears Tense.  Apparently there was a "signing ceremony" of sorts earlier today where presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared alongside his vice presidential running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) so they could sign documents "related to accepting the party's nomination at next week's Democratic National Convention."  According to the New York Post, the event was "tightly controlled" and lasted for a whopping total of two minutes.  As it turns out, calling it "tightly controlled" was a bit of an understatement.  After the staged event was over, you can see from the video below that — as they did yesterday — Biden's handlers quickly moved to shoo reporters out of the room as they tried to ask questions of both Biden and Harris.  Judging by the clip, it looks as though the journalists in attendance were all but literally shoved closely together behind some sort of curtain as the event concluded.  [Video clip]

Biden's Handlers Kick Reporters Out Of Press Briefing After They Start Asking Questions.  On Tuesday [8/11/2020], former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris held a Coronavirus roundtable briefing.  The event had no curveballs considering Biden, as usual, struggled through the event and needed help from Harris to make it through.

Tensions linger between Biden and Obama camps throughout 2020 primary campaign: report.  Despite the best-friend bond Joe Biden touts with former President Obama, tensions have lingered between the two statesmen over their vastly different governing styles, according to a Politico report.  To start, a number of anonymously sourced quotes from Obama leaked out throughout the 2020 Biden campaign where the former president allegedly expressed doubts about his former running mates' fitness for office. [...] When lamenting his own diminishing relationship with the current Democratic electorate, particularly in Iowa, Obama reportedly told one 2020 candidate:  "And you know who really doesn't have it?  Joe Biden."  Some Biden aides pointed out that, when Obama's endorsement of Biden in 2020 finally did arrive, it didn't have nearly the energy of his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Joe Biden Tries to Take Credit for Trump Brokered Peace Deal as Rashida Tlaib Yells At Clouds.  Joe Biden's attempts to pretend every good thing that happens under the Trump administration is a result of the Obama administration have become fairly expected.  When it comes to the economy, we continually hear Trump isn't responsible for the booming growth experienced through much of his term.  But in relation to foreign policy, it's a bit jarring to see the former Vice President try to take credit for a peace deal the Obama administration had no hand in at all.  Yet, Biden tried to spin that narrative today.

Shaun King 2018: Can't vote for Joe Biden or Kamala Harris because they "helped build and advance mass incarceration".  That was then:  "I'll be frank and tell you two Democrats I'm 99% sure I won't be supporting... Joe Biden & Kamala Harris."  This is now:  I'm thrilled to support Biden-Harris.

What month is it?  Joe Biden's big mask mandate has been in place since March.  Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been stuck in his basement all these months and now wants us all to be mandated by law to wear masks.  That's his big idea. [...] Where ya been, Joe?  Governors have already been there.  Here in California and in most big-population states, we've been wearing masks for months — in the Walmarts, in the Targets, at the Costcos, to the doctors' office, to the post office, on our walks — the very few places we've been allowed to go, and during that brief period when we could go to the gym and indoor church services.  Masks do do some good, and people generally follow the idea.  So to put that idea out there as if none of us have noticed is rather obnoxious.

Unmasking Joe Biden's Mental State.  Diagnosis at a distance is a dubious endeavor and one that psychiatrists normally eschew.  All the rules have been broken, however, since Trump took office, with a constant stream of "expert" analyses of the president as a narcissist or psychopath.  In Biden's case, the signs of mental dysfunction are readily apparent to anyone who has an elderly relative with memory problems and failing concentration.  Political rivals, commentators, and the general public should not jump to conclusions, but Biden certainly shows a serious degree of cognitive decline that would be worrying for anyone, let alone for someone seeking the keys to the White House.  Is Biden in the early stage of dementia?  The Alzheimer's Society describes the following signs and symptoms of this disease:
  •   Failing memory for recent events and experiences;
  •   Difficulty in concentrating, planning or organizing (e.g. making decisions, solving problems or performing a sequence of tasks);
  •   Communication problems, such as inability to follow a conversation or failing to find the right word;
  •   Impaired visuospatial skills: difficulty in judging distances (e.g. on stairs) and in seeing things three-dimensionally;
  •   Loss of orientation to time and place.

How Biden's Housing Plans Would Destroy America's Suburbs.  As America heads toward another presidential election, one of the biggest voting blocs up for grabs will be suburbanites.  In 2016, Donald Trump won the suburban vote over Hillary Clinton.  Recent polling has shown the incumbent president trailing in the suburbs, however, particularly among women.  If suburban voters knew what Joe Biden has in store for their communities once elected, they might change who they're willing to cast their ballot for come November.  In 2015, President Barack Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The administration claimed it issued the rule to combat "housing segregation" in suburbs, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968 already outlawing discriminatory housing practices.

The Slimiest Character In American Politics?  Joe Biden has been in the public eye for close to 50 years.  His record over that time is dismal, but for some reason he has usually gotten a pass.  "Good old Joe" has broken every rule in the book without suffering serious consequences.  To be sure, his prior presidential runs crashed and burned when a few aspects of his gross dishonesty came to light, but his dishonorable career continued nevertheless.  Biden has feathered his nest for decades, in part by selling his influence to foreign powers, as in the case of Ukraine's Burisma, not to mention his more worrisome Chinese connections.  This would seem to be a serious offense, but it has been chalked up to "Joe being Joe."  The theory, I guess, is that he is too dumb to know better, and money somehow just finds its way into his pockets.  That isn't a great recommendation for a presidential candidate, but the Democrats are about to nominate him.  So the time for indulgence is past.  Biden's main problem at the moment is his dementia, which appears to be accelerating rapidly and in some quarters is generating sympathy for the frail and elderly politician.

'Most Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket In American History': Pro-Life Groups Condemn Biden VP Kamala Harris.  Pro-life groups condemned 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's Tuesday [8/11/2020] vice presidential pick, Kamala Harris, calling Biden and Harris the "most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history."  The former vice president announced Tuesday that Harris would be running with him in his bid for the White House.  Harris has a long history of advocating for increased abortion access and against pro-life policy:  she has voted against abortion bills that protect the unborn after 20 weeks of pregnancy and voted against protecting babies born alive after failed abortions.  As a presidential candidate, Harris promised to codify Roe v Wade, require judicial nominees to support Roe v Wade, to repeal the Hyde Amendment, to require private insurers to cover abortion and contraception, to make abortion drugs and birth control available over the counter, to ban abstinence only sex ed, to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood, and much more.  She also said she would not consider a running mate who opposed abortion rights.

Pro-Life Leaders Slam Biden-Harris Ticket As 'Most Pro-Abortion in History'.  As soon as Joe Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential pick on August 11, prominent pro-life groups immediately characterized the Democratic presidential ticket for 2020 as the most "pro-abortion ticket in American history."  Pro-life organizations like the Susan B. Anthony List, American Life League, and March For Life slammed former Vice President Biden's VP pick as symbolic of his commitment to the pro-abortion lobby and abortion mill Planned Parenthood.  They enumerated reasons including the fact that Kamala Harris supports taxpayer-funded abortion up to birth, and the fact that she has colluded with Planned Parenthood to silence the abortion mill's political enemies.

Reagan Speechwriter:  Biden Plagiarized Reagan In Harris Announcement Speech.  Former Vice President Joe Biden, replete with a serious history of plagiarism as noted here in The New York Times in 1987 — quoting my younger self in the Reagan White House who nailed him on plagiarizing from Bobby Kennedy — is at it again.  Reagan speechwriter Ken Khachigian alerted Reagan alumni, of which I am one, that in listening to Joe Biden's introduction of running mate Senator Kamala Harris he heard... ahhhhh... something familiar.

"Be a patriot": It's time for a national mask mandate, says Biden.  There's no reason to think the president or even Congress has the power to require Americans to wear masks.  The Commerce Clause ain't what it used to be in a post-ObamaCare world, after all.  The Congressional Research Service recently took a deeper dive into the issue and also concluded that federal power to mandate masks is perilously thin.  The Public Health Service Act allows HHS to promulgate regulations to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, but only between states or from a foreign country into the U.S. And the regulations have typically been limited to temporary quarantine measures, not an indefinite mandate on how to live daily life.  Congress can pressure states to enact their own mandates by threatening to withhold federal funds but they probably can't issue a mandate themselves.  And even if they could, how would they enforce it?  Which federal agency is going to walk the beat making sure 330 million people are wearing their masks?  Under the Tenth Amendment, the feds can't make state and local cops do it.

It's only for three months, unless Biden wins.
Biden and Harris call for three-month nationwide mask mandate.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are calling for a three-month nationwide mask mandate to limit the spread of coronavirus.  During a briefing by public health experts in Wilmington, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, told reporters that all the nation's governors should require this.  "Every single American should be wearing a mask when they're outside for the next three months, at a minimum.  Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing," Biden said, suggesting that widespread mask use could save 40,000 lives over the next three months.  "Let's institute a mask mandate nationwide starting immediately, and we will save lives."

Trump Ad:  Biden's Amnesty Will Give American Jobs to Illegal Aliens.  A new ad by President Trump's re-election campaign goes after Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden for wanting to flood the United States labor market with millions of illegal aliens.  The ad notes Biden's support for providing amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. — a plan that Democrats have said is first on their list if they sweep the November elections — while acknowledging that immigration is a labor issue, a populist principle that Biden has long denied.

Why Biden blew it.  Mr. Biden started the vice presidential selection process by putting himself in a box.  He pandered.  He said he would pick a woman.  He did not say:  I will pick the most-qualified person I can find.  And if that person is a woman too, that's great.  Neither Barack Obama nor Bernie Sanders put himself in the box Mr. Biden chose.  Then, because he let the process drift, and let others define his choice, he found himself in another, smaller box:  It has to be an African American woman.  Who said so?  That's the question a real leader would have asked.  It's the question Joe Biden did not ask.  Instead he went along — letting others set the agenda for his own campaign.  When the search, based on dubious and rather insulting (to women and Blacks) primary qualifications, came up with five or six underwhelming candidates, Mr. Biden did not do what a good executive would do — start over.

Matt Gaetz:  Biden White House run 'looks less like a presidential campaign and more like elder abuse'.  Rep. Matt Gaetz said that Joe Biden's run for the White House "looks less like a presidential campaign and more like elder abuse."  The Florida Republican joined Fox News host Steve Hilton on Sunday evening and discussed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's repeated flubs on the campaign trail, including last week when Biden asked a reporter if he was a "junkie." [...] Trump has repeatedly questioned Biden's mental health, including last month, when he said, "Biden can't put two sentences together."  "They wheel him out.  He goes up — he repeats — they ask him questions.  He reads a teleprompter, and then he goes back into his basement," Trump added.  "You tell me the American people want to have that in an age where we're in trouble with other nations that are looking to do numbers on us?"  Biden has said that he's been "constantly tested" during the run, but his campaign clarified that he didn't mean he was receiving actual cognitive tests.

The Biden Apex.  For Biden, these days may be as good as it gets.  As November approaches, he will have a tougher time campaigning almost entirely via Zoom calls from Delaware.  His fellow Democrats are not hiding their concerns that three 90-minute debates offer ample opportunities for stumbling blocks.  Traditionally, presidential campaigns tighten near the end.  Nate Silver ominously declares that Biden's chances of winning are about the same as Hillary Clinton's chances at this time four years ago.

Joe and Kamala, the Demagogic Duo.  According to media accounts, a "power outage" delayed the debut of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday [8/12/2020] — a foreshadowing of what we can expect from an anti-energy Biden-Harris administration.  Both are committed to an extreme environmentalism that will cripple America's oil and gas industry.  Harris is opposed to all fracking.  Biden has made as his vice-presidential running mate a San Francisco radical, whose voting record puts her to the left of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.  But the media, seeking to con independents, is casting Harris as a "pragmatic moderate."  Right.  She is no more moderate than Biden, who has promised to be the most liberal president ever.  His administration would combine the worst of the Obama years with all the radicalism of today's Democratic Party.  On ample display Wednesday was the ticket's relentless demagoguery.  Both Biden and Harris are audacious and monumental liars.  It is a toss-up as to who lied more in their speeches.

What Are They Afraid Of?  Biden and Harris Take No Questions From Reporters After First Appearance Together.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday headed over to a school in Delaware in their first appearance together.  Things didn't start off so well.  The power was out, there was no air conditioning and Biden's Periscope livestream abruptly ended as he was speaking.  Biden's introduction and hand off to Kamala Harris was awkward.  Joe Biden reached over to tap the podium for her.  It was another weird moment.

Joe Biden owes steelworkers a straight answer.  In May, the Biden campaign answered a series of questions posed by the United Steel Workers.  Despite leading decades of failed trade policy in the Senate and as vice president, Biden has learned nothing.  Most of his answers could have been written by the Hillary Clinton campaign that American workers rejected in 2016.  Most troubling was Biden's answer on whether he would continue the tariffs on steel and aluminum, which spurred a manufacturing resurgence prior to the pandemic and allowed U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana, to invest nearly a billion dollars into its facilities in the Hoosier State.  When asked if he would keep these tariffs in place, Biden declined to answer directly, stating that he will "review" them.

Joe Biden's response to rising crime:  Pander to anti-police radicals.  The most serious issue in policing today is a skyrocketing homicide rate — not "systemic racism," the issue that animates those "mostly peaceful protestors" who are looting businesses and destroying public property across the land.  Joe Biden should show leadership on the slay spree.  Instead, he panders to the anti-police left.  The recent uptick in violence is no mere blip.  Homicides in Minneapolis have nearly doubled compared to this point in 2019.  Chicago just saw its deadliest month in 28 years, part of a nearly 50 percent spike in homicides over the past year.  In Gotham, the first six months of 2020 saw a 21 percent increase in murders over the same period last year, only to be followed by a 50 percent increase for July.  It's a pattern extending nationwide — 36 of the country's 50 largest cities have experienced double-digit homicide increases in 2020, and the trend is getting worse, not better.

CNN Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Harris Taking Over For Biden.  Can we all just stop pretending Biden is in charge of this ticket?  CNN probably won't, but for a brief moment in time last night, the liberal network managed to say the quiet part out loud about Harris taking over for Biden. [...] Regardless, here's what you normally don't do when a VP candidate is chosen for a ticket.  You don't immediately begin to speculate the top of the ticket is so incapable of doing the job that he may not finish out his first term.  That's usually a red flag to not make that person president in the first place.  But we are living in a reality where defeating Trump overtakes all common sense for the left, to the point where the media are salivating at the thought of a senile old man being elected because they can just swap him out for Harris when the time is right.

We're Going to Need a New Amendment.  As everyone has heard by now, Joe Biden — the fellow who is a week away from being named the Democratic nominee for President — has selected Senator Kamala Harris to be the person who is a week away from being named the Democratic nominee for Vice President.  We know this because the Biden campaign released a picture showing that Mr. Biden had called Senator Harris while holding his iPhone upside-down. [...] There is of course unusual interest in the Vice Presidential nomination this year, because most people figure that Joe Biden will not make it to the end of a four-year term, should he be elected.  Beyond increased interest in Senator Harris, this need not concern us because we now have the 25th Amendment which spells out in exacting detail how to handle any eventuality concerning Mr. Biden's fitness for office.  But that only applies if Mr. Biden is elected President.  Left unhandled is what the procedure is if Joe Biden escapes from the basement and they have to issue a Silver Alert on him before the election.  Does the Vice Presidential nominee become the Presidential nominee if Joe Biden forgets who he is before November?  What if he gets up there and says something like, "I'm Joe Biden and I'm running for United States Senate?"  How do we handle that?

Trump: If Biden Can Stand Up And Breathe, Media Will Say It's 'One Of The Greatest Debate Performances In History'.  On Tuesday [8/11/2020], radio host Hugh Hewitt conducted an interview with President Trump and asked him about prospective debates with former Vice President Joe Biden. [...] Hewitt prompted Trump by asserting, "The expectations of the vice president are being lowered by the hour.  I think if he just stands up for an hour, that will lead the media to declare him a winner.  I appreciate that you nominated me to be a moderator.  I don't think the debate commission will give you anyone remotely close to being as tough on Biden as they are on you.  Do you think they're lowering expectations for Joe Biden for the debates?"  Trump answered, "Well, I'm not lowering expectations.  Everyone else is.  I'm not.  I don't do that.  Look, whoever shows up, I watched him with Bernie Sanders, and he did okay.  I wouldn't say he was Winston Churchill."  "Yes, he did," the host replied.  "But he got through," Trump continued.  "But you know the way it is, the fake news.  If he stands up, and if he is able to breathe, and if he's able to walk off the platform, they'll say it was one of the greatest debate performances in history.  These, the fake news is corrupt, and it's a disgrace. [...]"

Hillary Recrudescence?  Biden's choice of Kamala Harris represents return of Democrats' Hillary wing.  Harris, as it happens, represents one of three wings of the increasingly fractious Democratic Party.  She's the creature of the Hillary Clinton wing, which is the opportunistic center of the Democrats (important point), lost the last election, and continues to seethe.  Joe's picked this group over the others.  The other hydra heads on this beast are the Bernie Sanders socialist wing, which is truly crazy, modeling itself on the ideas of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, whether it admits it or not, and the former minions of the last winning Democratic White House, the Obama wing, which I guess represents the right (of the Democrats, not the country), given its pragmatic experience in governing, with an opposition, rather than in a truly socialist one-party-state vacuum.  I argued this last August 2: [...] Biden's pick represents the triumph of the Hillary wing of the party.

Joe Biden's Awful Vice Presidential Pick.  Usually, the vice presidential pick means little or nothing.  The vice presidency is a uniquely powerless office, and presidents rarely hand over power to their vice presidents.  But Joe Biden will be 78 in November and appears to be slipping significantly mentally — despite CNN's protestations that he can still ride a bicycle.  There is a reason nearly 6 in 10 Americans, according to a new Rasmussen poll, think Biden's vice president will finish his first term.  So Biden had one task:  to pick a vice president who would appear nonthreatening, mainstream and generally normal.  The onus would then lie with President Trump to shift the spotlight from his own campaign.  Biden couldn't do it.  He made an early error on that score when he declared publicly that he would pick a woman.  This made it obvious that Biden was seeking a token — some sop for the woke progressives in his base.  And that sop opened the door to further demands:  the demand, for example, that he pick not merely a woman but a black woman.

The Truth About Biden Is Getting Out.  The Democratic Party press has been assuring us breathlessly that the Republicans are in deep trouble, cruising toward a disaster in November.  At the same time, they assiduously avoid mentioning that the party with the real problem is their own.  The Democrats' nominee is suffering from an advanced case of dementia that makes it difficult for him to appear in public.  The party's leaders, to the extent they have any, are undoubtedly strategizing ways of getting him off the ticket following their "convention" — which they won't actually hold.  An unbiased observer might think it is the Democrats, not the Republicans, who have reason to fear the voters' verdict this Fall.  And that is before we even start talking about the riots.  Somehow, despite the press blockade, word about Joe Biden has gotten out.  Rasmussen got this stunning poll result: 59% of respondents don't think Biden will be around to finish a four-year term, should he be elected.

Flashback to when media did its job, exposed Biden for blatantly lying about his law school days.  A video montage tweeted by actor James Woods on Monday [8/10/2020] features then-Sen. Joe Biden bragging that he was tops in his law school class followed by clips of subsequent media reports debunking his claims.  In the first clip, Biden is heard variously claiming during what appears to be a press conference that he attended law school "on a full academic scholarship," that he was the only one in law school to have a full ride, and wound up in the top half of his class.  "I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year," Biden continued.  [Video clip]  "I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits, only needed 123 credits," he continued.  Subsequent clips feature news reports noted that Biden went on to admit that none of those claims were correct.

Flashback — Kamala Harris: 'I Believe' Biden Accusers.  In April 2019, senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) said she believed the women who said they felt uncomfortable after being touched by former Vice President and presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden.  Senator Harris said last year at one of her campaign events that she believed accusers of Joe Biden, according to a report by The Hill.  "I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it," said Harris at an April 2019 event in Nevada.

Joe Biden Reads from Script While Talking to Kamala Harris on Zoom.  Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to have a script before him during a video call via Zoom with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who was selected by his campaign to be his running mate on Tuesday.  One America News's Jack Posobiec made the observation on Twitter while sharing a photo released by Adam Schultz, the photographer for Biden's presidential campaign.  Schultz photographed Biden during a video call with Harris, describing the image as capturing the moment Biden advised Harris of her selection. "[Joe Biden] picks [Kamala Harris] for VP at his home in Delaware today over zoom," he wrote on his Instagram post.

Biden to Ensure His Presidency 'Addresses the Unique Needs of... Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Women'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he is elected president his administration will address "the unique needs of... lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women."  "Biden knows that addressing the challenges faced by women and girls is more than just a campaign promise — it's an imperative if the Administration is going to succeed in its broader efforts to make sure the government and economy work for all Americans," says a page on Biden's campaign website.

The Editor says...
Promoting homosexuality is not "work[ing] for all Americans."

Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention.  The Obamas and Clintons will have prominent speaking roles when former Vice President Joe Biden officially accepts the party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention next week.  The mostly virtual convention will take place over four nights beginning on Monday [8/17/2020] and ending with Biden's acceptance speech on Thursday.  Biden will accept the nomination over video from his home in Delaware, rather than travel to the convention site in Milwaukee, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Debates Will Be Biden's Undoing.  It should by now be clear to the meanest intelligence that key advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, are terrified of allowing him to stand next to President Trump on a debate stage.  Consequently, they have deployed various Biden-friendly pundits to denounce presidential debates in general as meaningless exercises in empty showmanship. [...] Several polls have found that a large plurality believe that Joe Biden suffers from dementia and should release the results of a legitimate cognitive test before the election.  But this won't be enough.  He will have to fix the problem the way Reagan fixed it — by going toe to toe with his opponent.  The voters will never elect Biden president if he fails to do so.

There is no 'do no harm' VP pick.  If you've kept half an eye on the 'who will it be?' story that is the Democratic party's vice-presidential nomination, you'll have heard commentators suggesting that Biden will pick a 'do no harm' candidate.  In other words, Biden should play it safe: given his lead in the polls, he can only slip up, so boring is better than original; boring is better than exciting; uninspiring beats edgy.  Do no harm — it's become journalistic shorthand for boring.  The trouble is, there is no such thing as a harmless Veep pick.  A candidate who has obviously been picked because of his or, in this case, her inability to excite will damage Biden's campaign.  She will fall flat.

Kasich: Supporting Trump Is Not Consistent with Biblical Teachings — Biden 'Is a Man of Deep Faith'.  Monday on CNN's "OutFront," former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), who is set to speak in support of Joe Biden for president at the Democratic National Convention, said Evangelicals' support for Trump was not "consistent with the things that they believe in as promoted in the Old and New Testament."  Kasich pointed to Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden's faith as a determining factor in his support.

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Christians are known by their fruit.  Joe Biden is a lying, pro-abortion Democrat, and ostensibly a Catholic.  Mr. Biden may put his faith in something — the candles and statues and repetitive chants and relics and the Cardinals and the Pope — but it's nothing to admire if he still supports unlimited abortion, which every Democrat candidate does.

'He better pick a Black woman': Biden faces Whitmer backlash.  Anticipation has been growing for weeks that Joe Biden will make history by choosing the first Black woman as a running mate on a major party's presidential ticket.  But after news broke over the weekend that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a white woman, had flown to meet with Biden to discuss the vice presidency, frustration and disappointment boiled over among Black female Democrats — including some in her own state.  "He better pick a black woman.  If he picks Gretchen, he'll lose Michigan," said Virgie Rollins, chair of the Democratic National Committee Black Caucus, who hosted Biden at her home before his Michigan primary win this spring.

As Potential Veep, Susan Rice and Husband Stepped Up Contributions to Biden Campaign.  Susan Rice and her multimillionaire husband have poured thousands of dollars into Joe Biden's presidential campaign, substantially increasing their contributions as the former national security adviser was floated as a potential running mate.  Rice and her husband, the former ABC News producer Ian Cameron, increased their contributions to Biden as Rice's name moved to the top of his list of vice presidential options, campaign finance records show, funneling $24,000 to Biden in the month of June alone.  The sum marks a vast increase over their previous giving:  Prior to that time, the couple had contributed a total of $5,800 to the campaign over the course of the cycle.  On June 2, two days before CNN reported that Rice was among eight women who had met with the campaign, Cameron cut a $5,600 check to the Biden Victory Fund, his largest contribution of the cycle.  Cameron donated another $5,600 to the Biden Victory Fund three weeks later on June 26, the same day Rice herself gave $12,800, bringing the total to $24,000.

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Rice wants a political favor from Biden, so she's heaping thousands of dollars into the Biden Victory Fund.  That sounds very much like bribery.

Who or What Exactly Is Running Against Trump?  As we enter the final 90 days of the November presidential campaign, a few truths are crystalizing about the "Biden problem," or the inability of a 77-year-old Joe Biden to conduct a "normal" campaign.  Biden's cognitive challenges are increasing geometrically, whether as a result of months of relative inactivity and lack of stimulation or just consistent with the medical trajectory of his affliction.  His lot is increasingly similar to historical figures such as 67-year-old President William Henry Harrison, William Gladstone's last tenure as prime minister, Chancellor Hindenburg, or Franklin Roosevelt in late 1944 — age and physical infirmities signaling to the concerned that a subordinate might assume power sooner than later. [...] Biden, remember, is one of the few primary candidates in history who promised in advance to pick a running mate on the basis of gender and, as events would dictate, and by inference, race as well.  But now there seems an additional urgency to select a running mate, given the Democratic ticket is a construct, with no visible or viable presidential candidate.

59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House.  Likely Democrat nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now, and most voters think it's likely that person will be president within the next four years if Biden is elected in November.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it's likely Biden's running mate will be president before the end of Biden's four-year term if he wins this fall, with 39% who say it's Very Likely.  Thirty-five percent (35%) consider it unlikely that Biden's vice presidential choice will be president before his four-year term ends, but that includes only 14% who think it's Not At All Likely.

New York Times:  Wall Street Backs Joe Biden.  Notably, the article did not mention one of Wall Street's greatest heartburns with Trump — his on-again, off-again popular push to reduce the immigration inflow of foreign workers, consumers, and real estate customers.  Trump's popular lower-immigration promise could reduce the federal government's policy of annually inflating the new labor supply by roughly 20 percent.  If implemented, it would force CEOs to pay higher wages and would pressure investors to transfer some of their new investments from the coastal states to the heartland states.  In the last few months, Trump has zig-zagged on his low-immigration promises as his poll ratings stay under Joe Biden's numbers.  But on June 22, Trump blocked several visa worker pipelines and promised regulations to ensure that CEOs are forced to hire Americans first.

Is Kamala Harris eligible to be Joe Biden's VP?  Is Kamala Harris a natural born citizen?  It is no secret that Harris wants to be Joe Biden's vice president.  The junior senator from California clearly sees an opening to her real objective: the presidency of the United States. [...] Harris would love to "back door" her way into the presidency, especially given the fact that her vacuous campaign was an unmitigated disaster, and any future presidential ambitions looked to be a virtual impossibility only a few months ago.  But not so fast.  Harris is constitutionally ineligible to be VPOTUS (12th Amendment) or POTUS (Article 2).  She is not — nor can she ever be — a natural born citizen, the highest standard of citizenship mandated by the Constitution for the president and commander-in-chief.

Biden [is] losing momentum by playing prevent defense.  For the entirety of the 2020 campaign, President Trump's team has barked that the polling is wrong, over-represents Democrats, under-represents Republicans, doesn't properly account for Trump partisans refusing to play along, misses the intensity of voters, or whatever.  As I have noted before, all of that may be right, but it is immaterial.  What is material is that the presidential race has been static for the last four or so months, and that is bad news for presumptive Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden.

Joe Biden — The Cardboard Cutout Candidate.  Granted Biden's primary opponents were as far left as he was, but they at least were functioning at a normal cognitive level.  They could give speeches and interviews in a coherent manner without tripping over each sentence and inserting their foot in their mouth every time they spoke.  Unfortunately Crazy Bernie won the first two primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire, with Biden finishing a distant fourth, and the Democrat establishment took matters into their own hands as they did four years ago.  Biden then started winning votes, at least the smiling cardboard cutout did, and the DNC dragged him across the finish line.  The Biden cutout won't break easily as long as it is kept safely in a basement, away from large gatherings, speeches, debates, or even media interviews.  Unfortunately, this cutout doesn't come with a money back guarantee.  Those investing millions of dollars in the Biden cardboard cutout won't get their money back when Trump gets reelected.

Biden's Veep Choice Matters.  The Babylon Bee reported last week that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he couldn't wait to find out who he'd picked for a running mate.  Neither can we because the element of truth underlying the Bee's report is Ol' Joe's not-so-great cognitive abilities indicates that if the Dems take the White House, Biden's vice president could quickly become president.  The political pressure to create the first female president of the United States will be overwhelming, perhaps enough to dump Biden in his first year in office.

CNN's Stelter: 'Offensive and Otherworldly' for 'Right-Wing' Radio Hosts to Question Biden's Health.  Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources," anchor Brian Stelter said it is "offensive and otherworldly" for "right-wing" talk radio hosts to question the state of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden's mental and physical health. [...] In a clip, Rush Limbaugh said, "The contrast in knowledge of events and issues, mental acuity, the contrast between Trump and Biden is striking.  That is why they are keeping Biden in the basement."  In a clip, Mark Levin said, "I actually don't believe Joe Biden is working out of his house.  I believe he's working out of a nursing home or an assisted living home because that's what he needs."  In a clip, Ben Shapiro said, "The big problem for Joe Biden is he is falling apart.  He's just falling apart."  In a clip, Michael Savage said, "He's not really running for the office.  It's the communist that he picks as his number two who will be running America within three months after he gets sent to the long, long rest he has worked for all of his life. [...]"

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend.  The question is, "Which of two package deals is better for the nation?"  (a) Donald Trump and Republican policies or (b) Joe Biden and Democratic policies?  There are no other choices.  The nation will either have the option (a) or option (b) as a whole package for at least the next four years, and probably longer.  If I withhold support from Trump, that makes it easier for Biden to win, and thereby for Democratic policies to bring (in my opinion) great destructiveness to the nation.

Truth Is, Biden Never Had a Firm Grip on Reality.  [Scroll down]  The thing about Joe Biden is, he's never had a firm grip on reality.  Perhaps not in the "mental decline" sense, but in a very real sense nonetheless.  Everyone is the hero of their own story, but Joe is the super-hero who saves the planet on a regular basis.  All throughout his career, when talking about himself, he embellished and flat-out lied in ways that made himself look "more" than he was.  Sometimes he lied for sympathy, as in the case of the tragic death of his first wife and daughter, which he has claimed involved a drunk driver.  But no alcohol was involved.  And sometimes he lied to simply make himself seem involved, like when he claimed to have participated in the Civil Rights Movement when he did not.  What kind of a man does such things?  He was much younger, so senility wasn't yet a factor.  The only rational answer is that he is a profoundly insecure man.

Where Is Joe Biden's Brain?  We all get old and forgetful, and to some extent the prone to plagiarism, Biden has always had his tongue engaged before his brain was in gear.  The "that's just Joe" refrain became a cliché. But there's more going on here than just getting old and forgetful even though that would be bad enough.  His "gaffes" are now, it seems, a frightening predictor.  We need to know before he gets his hand on the nuclear codes and determines policy or becomes a sock puppet for an administration full of Obama-era puppet masters all too willing to be his Rasputin.  The latest joke is that Biden should end his commercials with the tag, "I'm Joe Biden, and I forgot this message."  We drop our jaws or grit our teeth when he calls Arizona a great city, talks about Super Thursday, says black Americans ain't black if they don't support him and that blacks all think alike, and c'mon man, you know, the thing.  November 3 is approaching, and it ain't funny anymore.  We need to know what is wrong with Joe Biden's brain.

President Trump wittily shuts down a snarky reporter.  [Scroll down]  Trump provides a marked contrast to Joe Biden, whose mental acuity visibly deteriorates on a day-by-day basis.  One candidate, funnily and quickly, puts his opponents in their place; the other candidate, when not drowning in word soup, makes racist statements and insults the voters.  I know which one I'd rather have seated across the table from presidents Xi or Putin.

For Biden Family, a History of Tax Problems.  Hunter Biden was hit with a $450,000 lien in July over delinquent state income taxes, which he paid off in six days despite having no discernible income.  Last year, he told the court judge in his paternity case that he was broke and unemployed.  The younger Biden owed $238,562.76 in state income taxes from 2017 and $215,328.16 in state income taxes from 2018, according to records from the District of Columbia's Office of Tax and Revenue.  The District of Columbia filed a $453,890 lien against him on July 9.  The lien is the latest in a series of substantial tax problems members of the Biden family have faced over the years, from Joe's brother James's six-figure tax debt in 2015 to multiple liens filed against Joe's sister Valerie and her husband.  It also raises new questions about Hunter Biden's finances, which have been scrutinized during the election cycle.

Joe Rogan keeps raising doubts about Joe Biden's mental acuity.  It is one thing for the Trump campaign to claim that Joe Biden's mental abilities are slipping.  It is another thing entirely for an extremely popular, mostly apolitical celebrity to say it too.  Joe Rogan, the pot-smoking, socially liberal podcast host who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the 2020 Democratic primary, again voiced concerns this week about the presumptive Democratic nominee's mental awareness.  "I believe there is also a large group of people that are very uncomfortable with a man who seems to be mentally compromised winning the election and doing so by hiding," Rogan said.  "I mean, the guy's never — [Biden] was just at a thing the other day, and he forgot where he was."

What will happen when Biden withdraws from the Presidential Race?  This year's crop of Democrat candidates was so devoid of talent, and the media coverage was so biased, that the few candidates with an ounce of sense were quickly dispatched.  While the survivors stumbled onward to gain delegates.  At the end of the primary season, we were left with just two aging white guys in the "party of diversity."  So why did the Democrat Party put the screws to their second-tier candidates to drop out and endorse Biden before "Super Thursday?"  Did they really think Biden could serve as President?  Democrats' primary goal was simply to stop Bernie.  No other candidates had enough delegate support to defeat him.  Sanders would have had almost no chance of winning the election against Trump in November.  Moreover, his candidacy would have branded the Democrat Party as the Democrat Socialists they really are.

What is the difference between this and racism?
Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP'.  Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) said in a new interview that she is confident presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will pick a Black woman to be his running mate.  "We know that we're going to have a Black woman as vice president," Waters told Essence in an interview.  "Let me guarantee you this, based on everything that I know and understand, and the help that he has already gotten from the Black community ... he can't go home without a Black woman being VP."

Joe Biden's perilous veep-pick balancing act.  If the presidential-nominating process is the weakest part of our political system, the vice-presidential selection process comes solidly in second place.  Some might even argue it's a contender for the top spot.  That's been particularly the case in the two most recent election cycles.  The 2016 election saw Republican and Democratic nominees ages 70 and 69 on Election Day, respectively, elevate the actuarial odds of a vice president succeeding to the presidency to the highest level in history.  This year, the Republican and Democratic nominees turn 74 and 78.  With Vice President Mike Pence sure to be renominated, the focus is on Joe Biden's choice.

Biden slammed for vetting 'only one' Hispanic VP prospect in pro-Trump super PAC ad.  A pro-Trump super PAC will launch a new television advertisement claiming that President Trump's presumptive Democratic opponent Joe Biden has failed to vet a representative number of Hispanic candidates to be his running mate.  "We came from all over," says a Spanish-speaking narrator in a new televised commercial from the Committee to Defend the President, a controversial political fundraising group.  "We built skyscrapers and successful businesses.  We risked everything, even our lives, to make America home.  Latino Americans love our country.  But that's not good enough for Joe Biden.  He's interviewed thirteen candidates for vice president, but only one is Hispanic."

Biden's Pretend Campaign.  [Scroll down]  All the while, the Democrats have a candidate who is seriously challenged to utter two consecutive coherent sentences, even in answer to a monosyllabic softball question from a tame questioner like Joy Behar.  This is all a pretend campaign, a costume party, and a phony war.  But sometime soon it is going to become clear that the former administration was rotten, the current administration handled the economy and immigration well, has managed terribly difficult crises fairly competently, and the Biden campaign is a papier-mâché fraud being moved around by superannuated stage-hands.  That is not how great nations choose their leaders.

The Man Who Wasn't There.  [Scroll down]  The problem for Biden is that the campaign is about to enter a phase where he cannot help being defined.  A preview of this new reality came the other day.  When asked if he has taken a cognitive test, Biden exploded and said, rather offensively, that the question was as silly as wondering if the black CBS reporter he was talking to had been tested for cocaine.  The coming weeks will bring three major events that will convey Biden's strengths and weaknesses before audiences of millions.  He won't be able to hide in his basement.  And that may be where the fun begins.  The first event is his vice presidential announcement.  Biden unintentionally backed himself into a corner by limiting his options at the start of the process, and now several of his choices would offer the Trump campaign avenues for attack.

AP sources:  Whitmer met with Biden as he nears VP decision.  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision.  Whitmer visited Biden Sunday [8/2/2020], according to two high-ranking Michigan Democrats who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Desperate: Biden grasps for Gretchen Whitmer as potential running mate.  Faced with a slew of baggage-laden female black candidates for his running mate, each of whom could drag his ticket down, Joe Biden is reaching out and around the vaunted race box to consider Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan as his running mate. [...] It's a sign of desperation.  Biden had already boxed himself in by saying he would pick a female candidate, and it's well known that he so badly wanted a black female candidate in the era of BLM. The problem is that the three he picked were walking disasters. [...] There also was Rep. Karen Bass, whom he reportedly liked because, well, she's likeable with an agreeable personality and reportedly no ambition to take Joe's job as president, but she had a pretty terrifying history as a de facto agent of the Cuban Castro regime.  She would bring nothing to the party with her California base, but would almost certainly ensure that Biden can kiss Florida goodbye.

President Trump:  Biden against God, guns.  President Trump recently claimed he is in position to win Ohio again this November.  While addressing a crowd in Cleveland this week, he slammed presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden and his record on protecting U.S. jobs.  According to the president, Biden supports policies that have put American workers at risk and will raise taxes.  He warned the former vice president would follow a radical agenda if elected.

Biden: Latinos Can Think for Themselves, Unlike Blacks.  As the race for the White House kicks into a higher gear, what the candidates say publicly is of increasing importance.  Perhaps this is why a comment from former Vice President Joe Biden has so many politicos scratching their heads.  While appearing virtually before the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Biden asserted that Latinos have diverse attitudes while most blacks do not.  The subject came up with Lulu Garcia-Navarro of National Public Radio.  She queried the Democratic candidate as to whether he has designs on re-engaging Cuba.  To that Mr. Biden responded:  "Yes, yes.  And by the way, what you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things."  Then he doubled down with, "You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you're in Arizona, so it's a very diverse community."

'Joe Biden Has Said Nothing': CatholicVote Demands Biden Condemn Anti-Catholic Attacks.  The advocacy organization CatholicVote called on 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden Thursday [8/6/2020] to condemn an onslaught of recent anti-Catholic attacks.  CatholicVote said the former vice president should publicly speak out against the attacks, saying that since Biden is both a self-professed and baptized Catholic, he has a responsibility to condemn acts of vandalism and violence against Catholic churches.  "Catholic churches across America are literally burning, and Joe Biden has said nothing," CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Leading members of the Democratic Party have fueled a climate of hate against Catholics, and these attacks have now led to acts of vandalism and violence."

Doctor who tested Trump sounds off:  Where's the liberal media on Biden's cognitive test?  Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson blasted the media in a social media post on Thursday for its failure to insist that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden take a cognitive test.  In a Twitter post, Jackson — who is currently running for a U.S. congressional seat in Texas — suggested that the "liberal media" sought to ruin his reputation and career following a glowing review of President Donald Trump's mental state after he administered a cognitive test he said many in the media at the time claimed was "too easy."  "When @realDonaldTrump scored 100% on the cognitive test I gave him, the liberal media tried to destroy my career because they said the test I gave him was 'too easy.'  Well where's the liberal media now for Biden?  Why won't he take a cognitive test?" Jackson wrote.

The Perils of Pretending a War is Something Else.  Is there a person of sound mind in the entire country — Democrat or Republican — who thinks Joe Biden is mentally up to the job of leading a deeply divided nation, coping with a pandemic and facing threats from nuclear enemies like Russia and China, or terrorist regimes like Iran?  Daily now, we are watching an already impaired individual, closeted in a basement, mentally deteriorating in front of our eyes, with a national election only three months away.  And not one national figure is shouting "[...] What are the consequences for our country if we continue this charade?"  The mere fact that Biden's candidacy to be commander-in-chief is supported by a major political party, whose leaders are appear before TV cameras daily reassuring voters his candidacy is normal — the mere fact of this absurdity should alarm every decent American who cares about our future.  The reassurance by Democrats and their pundits — without a single objector — that Biden has the knowledge, experience and yah-da-da to stand up to the destructive leftists he is now allied with, or to defend the nation against its enemies or to lead us through all the crises we [face], is even scarier than the extreme policies — open borders for instance — that he has already endorsed.

Joe Biden, Susan Rice, and Seal Team Six.  Benghazi liar and former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has seemingly risen to the top of Joe Biden's VP list, which would make a unique pairing of someone who can't tell the truth and someone who can't remember the truth.  One of the chief unmaskers of Trump officials caught up in deep state surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign and an architect of the attempted coup against Trump, Rice recently lied again by pushing the false claim that Trump ignored reports of Russian bounties for the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and was doing Putin's bidding by callously letting American soldiers get killed.

More about Susan Rice and Benghazi.

The Shadow of Dukakis Looms Over Biden.  At this point in the 1988 presidential cycle, it was taken for granted among pundits and professional prognosticators that Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis would defeat Vice President George H. W. Bush by a comfortable margin.  Moreover, public opinion seemed to confirm the conventional wisdom.  At the end of July, two major polls, Gallup and Harris, had published voter surveys showing Dukakis ahead of Bush by 17 and 18 points, respectively.  Meanwhile, the media consistently portrayed the vice president as a dull-witted wimp and represented the Massachusetts governor as a hyper-competent technocrat.  Just over 90 days later Bush won the popular vote by seven points and the Electoral College 426-111.

Biden may have flunked his cognitive test.  Biden today said he won't take the cognitive test that screens people for dementia and Alzheimer's.  A month ago he said he was tested constantly.  Maybe he forgot. [...] Or it may be that Biden cannot tell the difference the silhouettes of an elephant and a lion.  The test is easy-peasy for those who are not suffering dementia.  We do know that Biden has taken the test because of what he said one month ago.  We do not know the results.  The Democrat Party's dragged out debate deciding who runs with Biden is telling.  The assumption is the veep will be president by the end of the term if Americans are dumb enough to elect Biden.

Time for Trump to Smoke Joe out of His Basement.  The real news is not that Biden is failing.  It's the Democrats' fraud in pretending otherwise.  They know he is not mentally up to the job and they're trying to ride it out, using the coronavirus as a cover to keep him hidden in the basement and exercising damage control each time he is flushed out.  It's undeniable, as shown by his angrily asking a black interviewer if he is a junkie when the interviewer questioned whether he'd ever taken a cognitive test.  Then there was his assertion that Latinos are more diverse in their attitudes than blacks.  That alone would have ended any Republican candidate.  To quote Joe back to himself, "Come on, man!"  These regrettable remarks are part of Biden's long history of racially tinged comments, such as his quip that you can't go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have an Indian accent or that any African Americans who don't support him aren't black.  Anyone paying attention has to know something is seriously wrong.

Democrats planted false stories in effort to derail Biden investigations, Grassley says.  One of the longest serving members of Congress in a scathing speech on Wednesday accused Democrats of resorting to dirty tricks in order to derail investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine.  "This is the behavior of cowards.  And it has to stop," Sen. Chuck Grassley declared.  Democrats have accused two leading senators of engaging in disinformation, while in truth the accusers are engaging in disinformation, said Grassley, R-Iowa, in his speech to lawmakers.  Citing investigations being led by himself and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Grassley highlighted important revelations, among them that parts of the infamous anti-Trump document, the Steele Dossier, were based on Russian disinformation.

The Apocalypse Election.  And now, the Democrats are deliberately backing a candidate with not only obvious diminished mental capacity but also clear signs of dementia, despite the danger a senile president might present to the country, world, and humanity.  The Democratic Party platform ardently adopted by "Aphasic" Joe Biden would entail an abrogation of the Constitution; a gaming of the voting system and the addition of new states (D.C. & Puerto Rico) to guarantee the Democrats perennial electoral victory; and a complete revision of America's capitalist economy, transforming it into one based on the tenets of socialism as the stout pillars of a society ruled by critical theory.  These are positions a non-diminished Joe Biden might have not only considered anathema, but also political suicide.

Maybe It's Time to Admit Joe Biden Doesn't Think Very Highly of Black People.  [Scroll down]  I don't begrudge the former VP the occasional awkward expression.  But getting back to patterns — it seems to me that no matter what the state of his mental faculties is, we are seeing an undeniable pattern here.  In fact, sometimes the degradation of those mental faculties comes with a decreased ability to censor oneself.  The part of our brain that helps us adhere to social norms and appropriate public behavior no longer works, and what is in the heart comes gushing out the mouth.  It has become painfully obvious that in Joe Biden's heart, he harbors a deep distaste for Black people.  He no longer possesses the ability to self-censor and the problem is exacerbated by the fact that he is now required to be on the spot — alone — more and more each day.  What ideas are left for him to grasp are those that have been so innate to him that they are now muscle memory, and unfortunately those ideas are clearly related to a disdain for Black America.

Biden walks back African American 'diversity' remarks, says he did not mean to suggest community is a 'monolith'.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attempted late Thursday to walk back remarks he made favorably comparing the diversity of the Latino community to that of the Black community.  "Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify," Biden wrote on Twitter.  "In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith — not by identity, not on issues, not at all.  "Throughout my career," he continued, "I've witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community.  It's this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place. [...]"

Joe Biden addresses African American 'diversity' gaffe.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday [8/6/2020] attempted to clarify comments he made earlier in the day suggesting that the African American population is not as "diverse" as the Latino community.  "In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith — not by identity, not on issues, not at all," Biden tweeted Thursday night.  "Throughout my career I've witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community," he went on.  "It's this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place."

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Notice that Mr. Biden's words are crystal clear when he offers his written retractions and corrections.  I suspect that's because somebody else writes the follow-up messages while Joe is still blithering in his basement.

Joe Biden: 'Unlike the African American Community ... the Latino Community Is an Incredibly Diverse Community'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden remarked in an interview released Thursday that "unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community."  Biden was addressing the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Joint Virtual Convention.  Portions of the interview were aired Wednesday, and the full video was streamed Thursday [8/6/2020].

What a terribly insecure old man.
Biden Late-Life Crisis:  Touts Electric Corvettes While Firing Up Classic Car Engine.  Presidential candidate Joe Biden (D) released a video on Wednesday [8/5/2020] featuring himself revving a hunter green Corvette Stingray — an American classic — while promising to move the country to electric vehicles.  "I like to drive.  I used to think I was a pretty good driver," Biden said in the video showing the presidential hopeful revving up the engine with a mask on.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's mental ability is a campaign issue that can't be ignored.  [Scroll down]  It is the great mystery of the 2020 campaign why, with such a field of vibrant young talent to choose from, the Democratic establishment fell in behind a frail 77-year-old to pit against Trump, who despite the pandemic and crippled economy remains a formidable campaigner.  Make no mistake, Biden wasn't chosen by popular acclaim.  He was anointed by the Democratic Party's new kingmaker, Barack Obama.  With the Clintons consigned to history, Biden is Obama's candidate, not because Biden was the best candidate, but because he can deliver Obama's third term by proxy and pave the way for Michelle Obama to run in 2024.  It's a win-win for the Obamas, says Florida political consultant Albert Marko, a former pollster who advises hedge funds and predicted Trump's 2016 victory.

Joe Biden won't travel to Milwaukee for 2020 DNC because of coronavirus concerns.  Whatever was left of an in-person 2020 Democratic National Convention evaporated Wednesday as organizers announced Joe Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee to give his presidential acceptance speech.  And neither will any of the other speakers who will address the Aug. 17-20 convention.  With the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing modern politics, Democrats will hold a virtual convention.  Biden will accept the party's presidential nomination from his home state of Delaware.

Biden Explains Why He Won't Take Competence Test.  If the idea of the media and systematic voter fraud installing Joe Biden in the White House doesn't terrify you yet, watch this short video, in which Plugs provides a deranged explanation for why he won't take a competence test, and then proves that he literally cannot even say the words "mental fitness" — at least not on the first or second attempt:  [Video clip]

Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, 1979.
Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1362.

Joe Biden, the very definition of an empty suit.  Joe Biden has always been an empty suit, for all of his 39 years in Congress, then eight as vice president.  He demeaned himself at the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991 where he revealed his inner cruel nature.  How he was ever elected again after that does not speak well for his constituents.  He is a lifelong prevaricator, plagiarist and groper of female children.  He has apparently sexually assaulted an adult woman as well.  And we've all heard the stories of how he liked to swim nude in the presence of female secret security agents when he was VP.  In short, the guy is a jerk, a poseur.  He is also, and has always been a racist of the worst kind, the type who believes it is justified.  Throughout his years in Congress, he has seen to it that both his primary and extended family members have become rich by less than above-board means.  His son Hunter is a case in point.  The list of events showing Hunter's unethical path to wealth is legion.  If a son of Trump's had been as corrupt as Hunter, we would never hear the end of it.  And as Robert Gates has commented, "Joe Biden has been wrong on every foreign policy issue for forty years."

All in Under One Minute:  New Biden Clip Packed With Shocking Gaffes, Lies, and Accusations.  In a short clip from an interview with presumed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the former vice president reversed a statement about personal cognitive testing from just last month.  Following a brief, rare press conference in early July, Biden faced only a few questions from reporters, most of which he seemed to have prepared for.  One final question from a Fox News reporter, however, seemed to send him into somewhat of a tailspin.  "Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?" the reporter asked, just before Biden rushed off the stage, claiming he was already running late and "in big trouble."  Seemed like a straightforward question and a reasonable one for a man vying for the highest office in the nation.  And Biden seemed to give a straightforward answer, albeit without details.

Rep. Karen Bass eulogized Communist Party USA leader as 'friend and mentor'.  Rep. Karen Bass, who is reportedly among Joseph R. Biden's short list of potential running mates, eulogized a top member of the Communist Party USA in 2017, calling him a "friend and mentor" who was "instrumental" in her early political career.  According to remarks she entered into the Congressional Record, Ms. Bass praised Oneil Marion Cannon, a top member of the Communist Party USA for decades, several days after his death, Politico first reported.  "Oneil was instrumental in supporting my own work as a community organizer early in my life, and without his help my life would have taken a very different path," Ms. Bass said at the time.  "I would like to salute Oneil Cannon for his long-standing commitment to serving and uplifting others, and for a century of fighting to make the world a better place."

Ground Game:  Is Joe Biden's Campaign Committing Political Suicide?  Joe Biden and the Democratic Party may have seriously hobbled their election prospects in November by refusing to send out staff and volunteers to campaign door-to-door, building the essential "ground game" that helps win elections.  Meanwhile, President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) claim to have volunteers and staff knocking on 1 million doors a week across America.

Biden's Nastiness and Racism Revealed Again.  Earlier today [8/5/2020], John posted the video of Joe Biden snapping at a reporter who asked him if he has taken a cognitive abilities test. [...] Biden can't stand to be challenged.  Contrary to his portrayal in the media, he is a nasty piece of work.

Every time this guy speaks it's a pro-Trump commercial in the making.  [Video clip]

Women leaders criticize treatment of Black women being considered as Biden VP pick.  Over 100 Black women leaders and activists slammed comments made of Black women being considered to be Joe Biden's running mate as racist and sexist in an open letter published Wednesday [8/5/2020].  Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Karen Bass, former US Ambassador Susan Rice, Rep. Val Demings and former Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams have all been floated as possible vice presidential contenders for Biden.

What or Who Decides This Election?  Joe Biden masterfully has been able to conduct a teleprompted Zoom/Skype, virtual campaign from his basement, and an occasional press conference with a few preselected questions to toadyish reporters.  He assumes there will be no convention, no stump speech, no hostile interviews — and prays for no debates.  Biden may pull all that off, depending on the course of the virus over the next 90 days — and his own polls.  If in such scripted appearances he appears just occasionally confused, as during the abbreviated primary season, or slurs his words, or at times goes off topic, his health will probably be a major issue, but not a deciding one.  However, if by October Biden is campaigning in traditional style, giving impromptu interviews and emulating Trump's ubiquity, then there are real chances of deer-in the-headlights pivotal moments of utter confusion that could be determinative — given that their ubiquity could not be covered up by the pro-Biden media.

Just like Castro himself, Karen Bass claims she's 'not a communist'.  Karen Bass, one of Joe Biden's top-pick candidates for vice president, has declared she's "not a communist," and none of us should believe the "lies" of the Republicans. [...] Bass made at least eight trips to Cuba during the 1970s, back when it was illegal, and did so as reported organizing leader of the Venceremos Brigade, the hardest of the hard-left faction that favored communist Fidel Castro over the freedom of America.  The name translates to "we will triumph."

Revolutionary Communist Party Leader Calls on People to Vote for Joe Biden.  The leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, Bob Avakian, has stated that we currently live under a "fascist regime" and, come November, if President Donald Trump is still in office, then people need to vote "against Trump by voting for Biden."  "We are confronted by — we are now being ruled by — a fascist regime," said Avakian in a statement on the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) website. "[T]his election is different. ... The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something 'good,' or whether, in fundamental terms, the Democrats are 'better' than the Republicans.  Both of these parties are ruling class political parties, and none of their candidates represent anything 'good' in the most basic and essential sense.  Biden is not 'better' than Trump...."

Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden.  Communist Party leader Bob Avakian has announced his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.  Avakian, the founder and leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, told his followers in a statement on Saturday [8/1/2020] that they should vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Joe Biden Called for 'Revolution' in May Podcast.  Audio from a podcast recorded in May by former Vice President Joe Biden reveals the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee calling for "revolutionary institutional changes" and talking about the coming "revolution."  Biden, hosting a campaign podcast May 11, was interviewing former viral Andrew Yang, who left the presidential race after the New Hampshire primary in February.  Their exchange happened in May — before the George Floyd protests.

The Biden Basement Strategy Backfires.  Call it an unforced error — a potentially serious backfire.  Over there at CNN, former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart outs the Democrats' greatest fear:  that Joe Biden will be a disaster in the scheduled presidential debates with President Trump.  So Lockhart's recommendation to Biden?  Don't debate.

Karen Bass Denies Links To Nation Of Islam, Despite Photos And Event Appearances, But Doesn't Disavow Radical Group.  Rep. Karen Bass, a top contender to become presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, appeared at Nation of Islam events, posed for a picture with a top Nation of Islam official, and attended a forum in 2013 hosted by the organization's official mouthpiece.  Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has referred to Jewish people as "satanic," blamed them for the Holocaust and the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, and once praised Adolf Hitler as a "very great man."  Farrakhan has also denounced interracial marriage, which he said has "mongrelized" the black race.  The Nation of Islam holds that white people were created 6,000 years ago as the result of a selective breeding program by a black scientist called Yakub.

Suddenly Dems want to scrap presidential debates!  Ha!  Get this:  Democrats want to scrap this year's presidential debates.  It's not hard to guess why.  "Whatever you do," CNN's Joe Lockhart, who served as President Bill Clinton's press secretary, advised Joe Biden last week, "don't debate" President Trump.  Dem strategist Zac Petkanas argues:  "This is not a normal presidential election, and Trump is not a legitimate candidate" and so doesn't deserve a debate.  (Never mind that Trump won an overwhelming majority of electoral votes.)  At The New York Times, Elizabeth Drew says debates aren't substantive.  She discounts the "relevance" of the "carefully prepared one-liner" that sways viewers.  Just how dumb do they think Americans are?  The real reasons Dems don't want Uncle Joe in a live, unscripted square-off couldn't be clearer:  They're absolutely terrified he'll be a disaster.

Wrecking the American Dream.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden has no clue about the Left's agenda for America's future because, let's face it, the Democratic Party's nominee has no clue about anything.  Clearly in an advanced stage of senile dementia, Biden is a sock-puppet mindlessly repeating left-wing rhetoric written for him by young progressive staffers.  The addled geriatric is being used as a "moderate" Trojan Horse to advance the agenda of a party whose ideological center of gravity is somewhere in a range between Nicolás Maduro and Pol Pot.  Everyone can see the bait-and-switch charade Democrats are attempting to perpetrate.  However, the national news media — another institution that the Left has completely ruined — are doing their [best] to pretend not only that Joe Biden is a sentient and credible candidate for president, but that he is so overwhelmingly popular he'll win in a landslide.  The one question the media don't want Americans to contemplate is what will happen if indeed Landslide Joe is elected.

CNN Happily Floats the Idea of Biden Skipping All Presidential Debates.  Rush Limbaugh has been saying for weeks that Joe Biden would skip the presidential debates in the fall.  Now former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart has taken to CNN.com to argue Biden should skip it, in an article headlined "Joe Biden could still lose this election."  On Saturday [8/1/2020], Michael Smerconish put him on TV to make the case, and quoted from it:  "Whatever you do, don't debate Trump.  Trump has now made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to the Washington Post.  It's a fool's errand to enter the ring with someone who can't follow the rules or the truth."  On Twitter, Sen. Ted Cruz cracked "Basement strategy, part 2."  It never occurred to Smerconish to ask Lockhart that if it sounds undemocratic for Trump to talk of moving the election, doesn't it sound undemocratic for Democrats to talk about skipping the tradition of presidential debates?  This is CNN, the network that gave about 27 Democratic candidates hours and hours of "town hall meetings" with fellow Democrats, but somehow they can't advocate for a two-sided debate.  Instead, Smerconish just suggested Trump would make hay out of it.

It's time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator.  [Thread reader] [Scroll past several video clips]  Former VP Joe Biden doesn't just target little girls.  Watch as he grabs onto the shoulder's of Ashton Carter's wife, Stephanie, smelling her hair.  She's clearly surprised by his awkward behavior.  Why must former Vice President Joe Biden habitually smell the hair of the women, little girls, and babies he meets?  No woman is safe from Joe Biden's creepy disposition.  Not even Hillary Clinton herself.  Watch as he awkwardly embraces her for a particularly long amount of time.  She keeps patting his arm as a gesture to let go, but he refuses.

Clinton Aide Advises Joe Biden "Whatever You Do, Don't Debate Trump".  Breitbart reports Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, is publicly advising former Vice President Joe Biden not to debate President Donald Trump.  Lockhart published an op-ed last week at CNN.com warning Biden that he should not debate Trump because the latter is prone to statement that fail the fact-checking test[.] [...] Biden has been criticized in past debate performances for his misstatements and outright fabrications.  In a debate with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in 2008, Biden made several false claims, including the odd claim that the United States and France had "kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon."  (Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed terrorist group with an associated political wing, is still very much there, and is a major part of Lebanon's government.)  In 2012, as he debated then-Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Biden again told a series of whoppers, including the false claim that Obamacare was not forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptive coverage.  That very issue has been at the heart of lawsuits brought by Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order that had been required to pay for contraception.

Joe Biden's delayed vp announcement has all the candidates at each other's throats.  Apparently, Democrats just can't play nice — even with each other.  According to this report in the Washington Post, Joe Biden's inability to make up his mind about whom he wants as his running mate is prompting some female mud-wrestling in the slop pit of contenders: [...] The delay (and it's not the first delay, by the way) seems to make them want to fight with each other.

Biden Campaign Tells Chris Wallace He's 'Not Available' For Interviews at This Time.  One week after President Trump's interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, the Biden Campaign is refusing to speak with the journalist; telling the reporter the former Vice President is "not available" at the moment. [...] [Quoting Kayleigh McEnany:] "Joe Biden simply does not have the ability to take questions from reporters — it's why he avoids candid, unscripted moments.[...]"

Karen Bass, on Biden VP shortlist, scrambles to explain remarks on Castro, Scientology.  Rep. Karen Bass, D-Caif., a contender for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate, is scrambling to explain past comments praising Fidel Castro and the Church of Scientology.  Bass, who is widely reported to be on Biden's shortlist, responded Saturday to recently-emerged video that showed her speaking at a Church of Scientology opening in 2010.  The organization has been accused of acting like a cult.

Joe Biden has a long history of claiming arrests which never happened.  While the former vice president's family has almost made a sport of racking up arrests and skirting jail time, Biden himself suffers from the opposite problem — bragging about arrests which seemingly never happened.  During his long career, Biden has boasted or spoken of being collared at least three times in his life, but later confessed they were not in fact arrests, a Post review shows.  Unlike his colorful family — who have a collective rap sheet that includes drunk driving, grand larceny, and assault charges spanning decades — Biden employs the cop tales as cute anecdotes in stump speeches and elsewhere.  On at least three occasions in February, Biden told some version of a story about visiting Nelson Mandela in South Africa in the 1970s and being arrested with the independence hero.

Karen Bass tries excusing her Castro love, makes it way worse after Wallace asked the right follow up.  Far-left U.S. Rep. Karen Bass tried to walk back her past praise of Cuba's late dictator Fidel Castro now that she is apparently on the shortlist of those under consideration to be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate.  In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday [8/2/2020], the Los Angeles Democrat disavowed a November 2016 statement that Castro's passing was a "great loss" for the Cuban people.  When Wallace pressed her on what took so long for her to see the light, Bass, 66, implied that Florida lawmakers educated her about what Cuba looked like under the communist regime.  "I absolutely would have not put that statement out, and I can tell you that after talking to my colleagues who represent the state of Florida, raised those concerns with me — lesson learned, would not do that again for sure," she told Wallace.  Wallace also questioned her being a frequent flyer to Cuba in the 1970s, amounting to eight trips.

Will Joe Biden Put Castro-Loving Communist Karen Bass a Heartbeat Away from the Presidency?  It's shocking that Joe Biden would even consider putting communist Karen Bass a heartbeat away from the presidency — but that's exactly what he's doing.  "In more than two dozen interviews with CNN in recent days, members of Congress, top Democratic donors, Biden allies and others close to the vice presidential vetting process said California Rep. Karen Bass, the 66-year-old chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has gained real traction in the late stage of the search," reports the network.

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Joe's heart will still beat quite well as he is removed via the 25th Amendment, if he makes it that far.  The media's catch phrase, "a heartbeat away from the presidency," was a worn-out cliché by the end of the 20th century.

Dan Bongino:  Sources Say Joe Biden Is Reaching the Point of No Return, Democrats Will Have a Decision to Make.  Is Joe Biden reaching the point of no return mentally?  That's the word from Dan Bongino, who shared earlier today that he's hearing from sources close to the situation that Joe Biden is worsening and that Democrats will have a decision to make soon.

Why Biden's VP pick will matter so much.  There is a good reason why former Vice President Joe Biden's looming selection of a running mate has become so freighted with emotion and expectation, and it is not just that the Democratic presidential nominee is not, shall we say, entirely and always there.  The anticipation is heightened because this will be Mr. Biden's first personnel selection for an administration that is likely to be marked by a difficult and durable civil war over its ideological preferences.  For most Americans, this vice presidential selection is more important than usual because they understand and even sometimes have witnessed that Mr. Biden appears to be in the midst of an unfortunate cognitive decline.  This concern is enhanced by the equally clear understanding that most of the media, which vote for and prefer Democrats, have a vested interest in not covering the actual extent of the decline.  There is nothing censurable with having an opinion — but it is wrong to pretend that you don't.

It's not really up to him anyway.
Joe Biden still can't get his act together on who to pick for VP.  August 1, the day for Joe Biden to announce his running mate for the presidential election came and went, and instead of a rollout, Joe Biden pushed his vice presidential choice back another ten days. [...] Sure, it's possible the whole story is a story of Biden being disorganized and addled, unable to make up his mind, given that he's 77 and as Peggy Noonan put it, an "old" 77.  Just his inability to know what day it is and where he is supports that argument.  But it's just as likely that Democrats are in some fierce backfighting.  After all, nobody thinks Joe Biden's really going to be president, the closest thing to president should Biden be elected would be the vice president.  Democrats know about power for the taking when they see it.

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The name of the VP nominee is probably well-known to the party bosses by now, and there's no hurry to announce her name, because the longer they wait, the less scrutiny she will get from the already-biased news media.

Rubio hits Biden veep prospect Karen Bass as Castro regime sympathizer.  Trump campaign surrogates in Florida on Saturday attacked Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate of Democrat Joseph R. Biden, as a communist sympathizer who would try to bring the U.S. closer to the socialist governments of Cuba and Venezuela.  "If God forbid Joe Biden is elected president and Congresswoman Bass becomes vice president, she will be the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government," said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican.  "I don't believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency ... with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime."  Ms. Bass, California Democrat and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on Mr. Biden's short list for his running mate.  The presumptive Democratic nominee said he plans to announce his selection next week.

Panicked CNN Analyst Suggests Joe Biden Should Refuse To Debate President Trump.  Joe Biden's mind is not what it used to be and everyone knows it.  Over at CNN, analyst Joe Lockhart, who used to be Bill Clinton's press secretary, is now arguing that Joe Biden should skip the debates with Trump.  It's obvious why he is saying this.  Like all Democrats, he is terrified that the public is going to see Biden melt down in real time.

Susan Rice's 'Benghazi baggage,' F-bombs would make her 'lightning rod' as Biden VP pick, writer claims.  Former national security adviser Susan Rice would be a "human lightning rod" if selected to be Democrat Joe Biden's running mate, a Washington Post columnist wrote Friday [7/31/2020].  Rice, who is reported to be among the shrinking list of Biden vice presidential contenders, has the advantage of a longstanding close relationship with the former vice president, unlike any of the other names on the list.  But Biden's want for "familiarity and comfort" are luxuries the nation doesn't have time for in this singular time of crisis, Post columnist Dana Milbank writes.

Biden's VP 'Short-Lister' Karen Bass was Organizer for the KGB/Cuban-Intelligence Founded Venceremos Brigades.  "In the mid-1970s, California Congresswoman Karen Bass, who is now under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate, was an organizer for the Venceremos Brigade...  An event blurb in an October 1975 issue of the communist Daily World newspaper describes Bass, then 22, as "leader of the Venceremos Brigade in southern California....  As a 'brigadista' and then organizer for the Venceremos Brigades, Karen visited Cuba every 6 months."  (Tablet magazine, 7/28.)

Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Launches Campaign to Dupe Christians Into Voting for Him.  Joe Biden is struggling to reach religious voters.  It's hardly a surprise.  Biden is a pro-abortion Democrat who opposes religious freedom — even for nuns — and wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortions.  But the likely Democratic presidential nominee is trying to sell himself to religious voters by touting his supposedly devout Catholic faith and surrounding himself with other liberal religious leaders.  The Washington Examiner reports Biden's campaign launched a new faith-based outreach called Believers for Biden on Thursday [7/30/2020] with plans to host "public weekly prayer calls" and other religious events for religious voters.  The launch event was full of empty religious rhetoric.

Joe Biden Criticized Trump's Handling Of PPP Loans As His Son-In-Law Benefited From the Program.  A medical investment firm staffed by former Vice President Joe Biden's son-in-law, Dr. Howard Krein, and co-founded by Howard's brother, Steven Krein, received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in April, less than two weeks before Biden publicly criticized the Trump administration's management of the program.  Howard Krein, who is married to Biden's daughter, Ashley Biden, and also serves as an informal advisor to the Biden campaign, is the chief medical officer of StartUp Health, which as of September 2018 had built up an investment portfolio valued at over $31 million.  The firm received a PPP loan valued between $150,000 and $350,000 on April 12 to retain the jobs of 18 people, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Karen Bass's Long March from Communist Fringe to Biden's VP Shortlist.  The Democrat's presumptive nominee Joe Biden will name his running mate as early as next week, and Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) is reportedly a top contender for job.  The California Democrat has emerged as the favorite pick of former Sen. Chris Dodd, who serves on Biden's vice presidential search committee.  According a source who spoke with Politico, Dodd has urged Biden to choose Bass because "she's a loyal No. 2.  And that's what Biden really wants."

Joe Biden gets led around by campaign staffer like he's BLIND.  Biden's campaign is really controlling him bigly, and there's a video that came out this morning showing Biden being led around like he's blind.  [Video clip]

Biden's Civil War.  A victorious President Biden will move from his Delaware basement to the cellar of the White House, where he will remain only to be seen by the public in prerecorded, televised "Messages to the People."  The riots will stop.  After which, the suspiciously trained, organized, and supplied "grassroots Antifa rioters" will be "unofficially" incorporated into the Biden administration as "Local Policy Councils" financed by leftist dark money and tasked to root out disobedience and dissent. [...] Biden (or whoever is pulling his strings) will have full control of the legislative branch of government — either by the Democrats keeping the House, and winning the Senate in 2020, or through persuasion by Local Policy Councils of certain Republican senators, congressmen, and their families — which of course, corporate media will ignore.  The filibuster will be eliminated to grease the path of progressive legislation.  He will spend the first two years consolidating control of Congress.

Hunter Biden reportedly in lucrative deal with China-owned coal co. while dad demonizes the fossil fuel.  Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee and professed environmentalist Joe Biden has made it explicit that he is a foe of the U.S. coal industry in the U.S., but his son is allegedly cashing in on the coal industry in China in a venture with a CCP-controlled enterprise.  Although these arrangements are complicated to sort out unless you're a forensic accountant, Hunter Biden reportedly owns 10 percent of a private equity firm called Bohai Harvest, which apparently is also known as BHR Partners, that entered into a contract with a company called Yancoal.  The younger Biden allegedly entered into this deal while his dad was still in office as vice president under Obama.

A Potential Susan Rice Pick Raises More Questions About Hunter Biden's Burisma Ties.  Former U.N. Ambassador Susan Race vaulted to the top of the presidential veepstakes in recent weeks as Biden draws near making his final pick just weeks ahead of the Democratic convention, which the former vice president pledged Tuesday would come next week.  It's "absolutely serious," said Biden co-chair and Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond of Rice's consideration Monday [7/27/2020] in Politico.  Since leaving public life, Rice has maintained a high profile with major media appearances and released a memoir earlier this year where the last few pages featured a call to action rather than an explainer of the Obama White House foreign policy.

Biden Gets Confused Again, Doesn't Know What Year it is.  77-year-old Joe Biden on Wednesday forgot what year it is... AGAIN!  Biden is back in his Delaware basement after venturing out and traveling down the street for a low energy campaign event.

The Democrats Plan on Stealing the Election.  At present, the Democrats are attempting to unseat an incumbent president by devising a plan where their candidate doesn't have to be seen in public for most of the general election campaign. [...] On the rare occasions when the idiot in the basement is let off-leash by his wife and handlers, he's babbling about President Trump trying to "steal" the election.  He keeps saying it, too, most recently at a virtual fundraiser hosted by one of the celebrities Hillary Clinton thought would wish her to victory. [...] In each one of these "steal the election" rants, Biden immediately rambles on about mail-in ballots.  Again, that's all they've got and they know it.  That's where the real election-stealing can happen and it's not going to be done by the Republicans.  The Democrats have shown — especially in the Trump era — that most of what they throw at the Republicans is just a bunch of twisted political psychological projection.

Biden notes show talking points about Kamala Harris.  Former Vice President Joe Biden was photographed during an event Tuesday holding talking points about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a former rival in the Democratic presidential primary who is in top contention to be his running mate.  As he answered reporters' questions at a campaign event in Delaware, Biden was seen holding a note pad with the first line under Harris's name apparently stating that he does "not hold grudges," seemingly in reference to a fierce clash between the two at a primary debate earlier this year.  His notes also underscore that Harris "campaigned with me & Jill," is "talented" and has been a "great help to [the] campaign."

There's reportedly a 'contingent' of Democrats lobbying against Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate.  As presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden nears his running mate decision, some allies are reportedly warning him against tapping one of the top contenders.  A Monday [7/27/2020] report from Politico describes how there's a "contingent of Democrats who are lobbying against" Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as Biden's running mate pick, and some have "expressed concerns about her to the vetting committee in recent weeks," with the issues mainly coming down to "the matter of trust."  Among those casting doubt on Harris is reportedly former Sen. Chris Dodd, who Politico says has concerns about Harris that are "so deep that he's helped elevate" Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) during the running mate search instead.

Always beware of politicians you've never heard of.  Barack H. Obama came out of nowhere just like this.
This Lawmaker You've Never Heard Of Is Suddenly On Biden's Veep Shortlist.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who says he wants "to be ready to be president on day one," has reportedly got his eye on a new possible candidate for vice president.  Rep. Karen Bass, 66, has been the representative for the state's 37th congressional district since 2013.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, she started in community activism while in middle school, when she volunteered for Bobby Kennedy's presidential campaign.

Biden VP search underscores fact he's too old to be president.  [Scroll down]  An unnamed Biden adviser told Politico that the VP choice is being shaped by the possibility that Biden might serve just one term.  "If you assume Biden isn't going to run for reelection, you don't want someone who is only paying attention to 2024," the anonymous Biden adviser said.  "The decisions that need to be made are not going to be easy.  Biden's vice president might want to dodge a lot of tough issues if they only have an eye on 2024."

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I don't think Joe Biden will serve more than a week or two as President.  When reporters talk about Biden being a one-term President, they're pushing the idea that he's ready for all four years, which he clearly is not.  If he does serve four years, the situation is even worse:  In that case, someone else, perhaps an individual or a small committee of unelected and nameless puppeteers, would be calling the shots.

Karen Bass rises as sleeper pick to be Biden's VP.  She's a politician who cringes at having her picture taken and is content to let others grab headlines. [...] While the congresswoman from Los Angeles remains a long shot, her unassuming approach, muted ambitions and decades of advocating on health care and race issues while far outside the national spotlight have captured the interest of the Biden campaign.  A former physician assistant and nurse who now heads the Congressional Black Caucus, Bass has seen her profile rise of late amid the twin crises of the coronavirus pandemic and national reckoning with racism.  Her standing in the VP search has improved based on private assessments shared with Biden's team.

Biden Only Takes Questions From Approved List of Reporters at Delaware Campaign Event.  77-year-old Joe Biden on Tuesday [7/28/2020] held a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware... AGAIN!  Biden is so feeble that when he ventures out of his Delaware basement, he stays close to home.  The presumptive Democrat nominee delivered remarks on his "Build Back Better" plan to bolster the economy.  The campaign event started off awkward after Biden forgot where he was and welcomed people to the wrong community center.

The Establishment Has No Clothes.  America's elite — the world's elite, for that matter — is deeply corrupt.  So much so that it's becoming difficult to understand what makes them elite anymore. [...] There has never been a political elite in this country so utterly debauched and devoid of merit.  Consider that the Democrat Party has nominated a man with such diminished mental capacity that his handlers refuse to send him out to campaign.  For the presidency of the United States of America.  And the odds-on favorite for his vice-presidential choice is a woman whose relevant experience is a stint in the California Assembly and a safe majority-minority seat in Congress, someone who until this year was a complete political unknown (or, if you prefer, a nobody).  She's a Fidel Castro fan.

First Presidential Debate Will Be at Cleveland Clinic, In Case Senile Joe Needs a Jolt.  As Cristina Laila reported earlier — Notre Dame on Monday withdrew from hosting a presidential debate scheduled for September 29 due to concerns over COVID-19. [...] The debate will now take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and will be co-hosted by the Cleveland Clinic.

Biden: If I Lose It's Because Trump Stole The Election.  Joe Biden is leading in the polls by wide margins, but he's already making excuses should he lose to Donald Trump in November.  Namely, he's saying the president is planning to somehow steal the election.  Back in June, Biden told "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah that "It's my greatest concern, my single greatest concern:  This president is going to steal this election.  This is a guy who said all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, direct voting by mail, while he sits behind a desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary."  Earlier this month, Biden announced that he would deploy 600 lawyers and 10,000 volunteers to fight against election "chicanery."

Biden Spending Plan is Like a Green Slime Covered Money Pit.  Joe Biden is pandering to AOC, green energy extremists and green eggs and scam investors.  He has a plan to spend $2 trillion on a green energy slush fund.  Unfortunately, that plan doesn't begin to account for the real cost, doesn't assure any real progress on emissions and deliberately ignores the measures that might make a real difference.

Joe Biden vows to completely outlaw new production of gas-powered cars if elected.  As part of a massive new $2 trillion climate plan unveiled Tuesday, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden promised to shift America away from gas-powered vehicles through executive action on the first day of his presidency.  In the first key element of his campaign's plan for a "clean energy revolution," the former vice president vowed to "take executive action on Day 1 to not just reverse all of the damage Trump has done, but go further and faster."

He's about two months too late.
Biden calls for violent protesters to be 'found, arrested and tried'.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called for the arrest of violent protesters while taking questions for the first time in 28 days.  The former vice president struck a discordant tone with fellow liberals who insist protests against the May killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police are peaceful, and that authorities are to blame for any violence in Portland and other cities.  "I think we do need to hold those who violate the law accountable," Biden said.  "We should never let what's done in a march for equal rights overcome what the reason for the march is.  And that's what these folks are doing.  And they should be arrested — found, arrested and tried."

Biden's VP shortlist comes up short.  Joe Biden has a dilemma when it comes to choosing a running mate.  The Democratic presidential nominee wants to pick someone who is like him (or at least the way he saw himself as vice president): loyal, trusted, experienced, apolitical, someone with whom he will bond. [...] As Biden conducts a series of interviews with a final list of potential running mates ahead of his August decision, his biggest concern is that there is nobody on his list with whom he has any previous deep relationship.

Meet Biden's Politburo.  It's manifestly obvious to any objective auditor of former Vice President Joe Biden's semi-coherent public maunderings that he is incapable of carrying out the duties of the presidency.  Consequently, in the unlikely event that his handlers manage to install him in the White House, "working class Joe" won't be running the country.  That function will fall to the Obama administration retreads and leftist radicals who now control the Democratic Party.  These people will make every important policy decision in a Potemkin Biden administration, serving as a de facto politburo.  Moreover, its members have already been named in the recommendations of the "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force."

Biden viewed as 'a puppet' and 'not making any sense' to Michigan swing voters in Axios focus group.  It's gotta be tough to be center-left media outlet Axios.  They pay a ton of money to do focus group work on swing state voters ... and the voters don't tell them the story they had probably hoped to hear. [...] There were no contrasting positive statements noted from the participants, and you know that Axios would note them if they were there — Axios was reduced to citing a national poll that made unfavorable claims about Trump as if those things were accurate.

Joe Biden Continues to Hide From Press, Refuses to Sit Down For Interview with Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace.  Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday [7/27/2020] invited 2020 presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden to sit down for an interview.  Biden's camp said the former VP was not available.  Chris Wallace said he will keep asking Biden every week to sit down for an interview.  President Trump last week sat in the hot seat and sparred with Chris Wallace who peppered him with gotcha questions.

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It will be informative to see the gentle and benevolent treatment given to Joe Biden if he ever shows up for an interview with Chris Wallace.  I used to think Chris Wallace was a left-leaning centrist and a broadcasting professional who at least tried to stay in the middle of the road while on TV, but it's more difficult than ever to give him that much credit.

Biden campaign declines 'Fox News Sunday' interview, 1 week after Chris Wallace's Trump sitdown.  During his interview with Chris Wallace last week, President Trump questioned whether the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, could handle the barrage of questioning that Wallace posed to Trump.  The answer to that question — at least for now — we may never know.  Wallace on Sunday informed viewers that the Biden campaign told Fox News he was "not available" for an interview.  "In our interview last week with President Trump, he questioned whether his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, could handle a similar encounter," Wallace said.  "This week, we asked the Biden campaign for an interview and they said the former vice president was not available."  He added, "We'll keep asking every week."

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My advice to Biden:  You might as well get it over with now, because your mind isn't getting any sharper.

Biden's Revenge Agenda.  The agenda of President Joe "25th Amendment Bait" Biden, to the extent he has an agenda besides trying to find his perpetually lost slipper down there in his basement lair, consists entirely of taking vengeance upon you for your crime of defying the garbage establishment and electing Donald Trump.  He doesn't want to help you.  He's not even interested in leaving you alone.  Instead, the progressive Geppetos holding the strings to this withered old Pinocchio, should he become a real boy next January, are entirely committed to punishing you and ensuring that you are nothing like a citizen ever again.

Joe Biden Left Scranton Long Ago.  Joe Biden claims Scranton nativity (true) and Scranton values (not true).  A recent Biden campaign commercial shows the empty bedroom in his Scranton childhood home.  That emptiness is a veritable vignette because Biden booked out of Scranton at age 10 when his family moved to Delaware. [...] So, sorry, Blue Collar Joe from Scranton, who has never had a real job in his life, never experienced what it was like for the rest of us in the valley.  He was long gone.  But the Scranton Joe story is more than Joe's fake claims and cultural appropriation.  Mindful of Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania debacle, who also tried to channel Scranton roots (specifically, her summers on nearby Lake Winola where stood the summer cottages of the region's doctors and lawyers and her well-to-do father), Biden will try to exploit his tenuous ties to the region to win back Pennsylvania.  Pundits and anchors will in the coming weeks lecture us on how Biden stirs up the voters in his native land, and how they love him and will back their favorite son.

Susan Rice brings Joe Biden nothing but baggage.  With his unforced error of a promise that he would tap a woman as his running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden preemptively limited his options for the single most consequential choice he will make in his political career. [...] Now the pressure is on for Biden to pick to a woman of color, and a black woman in particular.  Biden didn't have many great options to begin with, and today he has even fewer.  The fact that President Barack Obama's former national security adviser Susan Rice is under serious consideration for Biden's running mate is a testament to the silent crisis plaguing an otherwise stellar presidential bid. [...] Tapping Rice would reignite every real Obama administration controversy that Democratic hagiography has successfully purged from public memory.  As the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Rice spearheaded the lie that the 2012 attack on our Benghazi Embassy was motivated an anti-Islamic internet video, a malfeasance so politically toxic that it cost her the chance to replace Clinton as secretary of state.  But Rice was no average anti-Israel, pro-Iran agent of the Obama administration.  She is the link that ties together the Comey FBI's legally dubious crusade against Michael Flynn and Obama and Biden's White House.  Rice is the one who "unmasked" the identities of Flynn and fellow Trump associates Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.

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Joe Biden is not conducting "an otherwise stellar" presidential campaign.  Joe Biden is the figurehead on the bow of a sinking ship.  Joe Biden is a mere placeholder for the real presidential candidate, yet to be named:  Most likely (in my opinion), Michelle Obama or Lori Lightfoot.  Joe Biden's VP selection absolutely must be a black female, because black females cannot be criticized in the liberal news media.

Say a Prayer for Joe Biden, but Don't Vote for Him.  A Rasmussen report on June 29th stated that 38% of likely voters believe Joe Biden has some form of dementia.  20% of those voters were Democrats.  I am part of that 38%.  I believe that Joe's cognitive decline is part of the catalyst behind his sharp political left turn. [...] There is certainly a reason that Joe Biden will not answer any questions after the few speeches he has given.  He and his team are fully aware he might not be able to remember events surrounding the question, he might not be able to find the right words or the questions could cause him to get confused.  So what does he do?  He gets back to his basement as quickly as possible.  And there is a reason for this.  Many people have always assumed he is just afraid of COVID-19.  However, stop and consider the fact that he has been a politician for over 40 years.  He would be out there if he could.  There is one small problem.  Any infection, viral or bacterial, can cause dementia to get worse.  He is just trying to make it to election day.

Joe Biden wants to confiscate your guns.  This is a message to the 120 [to] 140 million gun owners in the country.  At least, that was the estimate before the onset of the CCP virus.  The peaceful violence of the fascists of 'Antifa' and the chaos they have wrought after they hijacked the George Floyd protests have gun sales soaring to new heights.  Who knows how many millions of new gun owners there are now.  These multitudes have taken a major step in defending their liberty — and Joe Biden wants to take them away.

Joe Biden's First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans.  Sunday [7/26/2020] marks 100 days until the 2020 election.  That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they'd forgotten how close we were.  The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from even his sympathetic press pool.  The former vice president ran his primary campaign as a moderate.  He refused to go along with the more radical proposals of his opponents, instead relying on his old centrist reputation and key endorsements to harness the black working-class voters he plans to combine with the white workers who sent Donald Trump to the White House.

Pirro: Biden [is] an 'Insult to the American People'.  Saturday [7/25/2020], Fox News Channel's Jeanine Pirro emphasized the stakes involved in this November's general election, noting the civil unrest and threats to federal property, which has forced the use of federal law enforcement.  Pirro took a jab at the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign, which has lacked many traditional elements, including public appearances thus far.

Report: Working Class Voters In Pennsylvania Are Wary Of Joe Biden And Democrat Policies.  One of the reasons Democrats went with Joe Biden is because they really want to win back Pennsylvania in November.  Some polls show Biden having a slight lead over Trump in the state, but there are plenty of voters there, many of them Democrats, who know deep down that Biden and the Democrats will be bad news for jobs, especially in the energy sector.

Joe Biden Campaign Hispanic Organizers Claim 'Toxic' Work Culture, Demand Apology After 'Lectures'.  Hispanic organizers working to elect Joe Biden wrote a "scathing" seven-page letter to the Florida Democrat Party, claiming a "toxic" work culture.  Just 100 days before Election Day, 90 field organizers laid into the party and said the campaign is "suppressing the Hispanic vote" in Central Florida, the Miami Herald reported.  The letter contained eight allegations against the campaign, including, "mistreatment of field organizers, relocating trained staff members without explanation, lack of organizing resources, and taking on volunteers who are then left in limbo."

Biden's campaign is 'suppressing the Hispanic vote' in Florida, an internal letter claims.  Over 90 field organizers for the Florida Democratic Party signed a scathing letter Friday to the party's leadership, claiming among other things that the campaign is "suppressing the Hispanic vote" in Central Florida.  The seven-page internal letter, obtained by the Miami Herald, contains eight allegations from field organizers about what they say is a lack of a "fully actionable field plan" from the Biden campaign as it transitions into the Florida party to coordinate voter outreach efforts.  This letter comes 100 days out from the general election and as recent polls show enthusiasm about voting among Latinos in battleground states like Florida could be waning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe Biden swings and misses in swipe at Milton Friedman.  Joe Biden came out of his hibernation basement and launched a blistering attack on a public figure.  Guess who!  Donald Trump?  No. [...] None other than Milton Friedman is Joe Biden's target.  Here is what the possible next president of these United States has snarked:  "When did Milton Friedman die and become king?"  Nor was this a one-off; instead, doubling down, Biden promised that under his administration should he be elected:  "Milton Friedman isn't running the show anymore ..."  Say what?  Milton Friedman never "ran the show" nor "became king" of the economy.

Biden Equals 'Biggest Idiot Democrats Ever Nominated'.  [Scroll down]  Let's roll the dice.  Let's base the whole election on Biden's latest statements about Islam.  President Trump should feature Biden's words in every TV commercial from this point on.  I'll bet my life savings it's game, set and match.  Checkmate.  Biden is finished — if Trump keeps playing these two statements.  With all the problems plaguing America including COVID-19, the economic meltdown, riots in the streets, mob takeovers of Portland and Seattle, and a potential war with China, Biden thinks the big problem is we need to teach more about Islam in schools.  That's a quote.  Mr. President, repeat Joe's words relentlessly every day through the election. [...] Isn't this just what America needs during a pandemic and economic collapse?  Islam being taught to your kids?  And welcoming Iranians, Somalis and Yemenis?

Democrats Have Completely Abandoned Civility.  [Scroll down]  We live in an age of incivility both in our personal dealings and in the public arena.  We retreat to our homes and switch off the political commentary, hoping for an hour of peace.  But if Biden is elected, there will be nowhere to hide.  Biden's tax plan will strip away the prosperity that makes our comfortable homes possible, and he will remove the police protection that makes life safe.  The streets will fill with looters, vandals, and anarchists, and Biden will sit back, as he does now, and excuse their behavior as a legitimate form of protest.  Excusing violence of this kind, and committing the violence of property theft via taxation, is hardly civil.  It resembles the thuggish behavior of tyrants everywhere, from Mao to Chávez to Hitler and Stalin.  None of these men was "civil" in his behavior, and Biden appears not to be so, either.

In 100 days, communists could be set to run the White House.  The stark reality of what a Biden puppet presidency would mean has come into view.  It is, to say the least, absolutely terrifying.  But questions remain about whether he'll even be the nominee, and if so, if he'll make it to Election Day in this role.  First, can anyone imagine Biden debating Trump?  I can't.  The left is already scrambling to figure out how to leverage the situation to get Biden out of this commitment, such as demanding Trump release his tax returns in exchange for Biden's participation in the debates.  No doubt more schemes will emerge in the coming weeks.  Second, can anyone imagine Biden being nominated at the Democratic National Convention?  It's hard to picture because he'd have to give a speech and function off script a bit, and I don't think he can pull any of that off. [...] If Biden makes it all the way to Election Day and wins (please hang in there with me because this could happen for a number of reasons, not the least of which is voter fraud and/or an electorate riddled with imbeciles), we know he won't be in charge.  Instead, leftists with evil on their minds will be running the country.

Joe Biden Goes on Wild Tangent, Basically Accuses Americans of Being Stupid and Racist.  It's been a banner day for Joe Biden.  Usually relegated to the dark recesses of his basement, he's run a campaign that's weak and cowardly, but also seemingly effective.  For some reason, his handlers decided to give him access to a computer today though, and the clips have been nuts.  Earlier, he claimed Donald Trump was the "first" racist president.  That isn't true, both because Trump isn't a racist, and because our history is filled with racist presidents, including slave traders (see Joe Biden Slips Further Into Mental Collapse, Declares Trump the 'First' Racist President). Not to be outdone by that bit of insanity, he went on to also claim a nurse breathed into his nostrils to "get him going" when he was once in the hospital.  I'm not a medical professional, but I'm confident that's not a thing nurses do.  Yet, Biden wasn't done for the day.  He decided to shill for China and basically accuse Americans of being stupid, racist, or both.

Joe and Barack in Delusional Conversation.  On Thursday morning [7/23/2020], the Biden campaign released a video of Joe Biden "in conversation" with Barack Obama.  It makes for tedious viewing, as the two marinate in each other's perceived wonderfulness, trading compliments and seconding each other's empty musings.  The two scoff at Trump's "inability" to "take responsibility."  We never took that tack, chortles Obama, who famously believed in "leading from behind."  He then unburdens himself of the profound insight that leaders must be "able to relate," a quality, he says, that Biden has in abundance.  The Democrats, you see, have a monopoly on empathy.  They uniquely understand the struggles of the "vulnerable."  Not like that clod Trump.  Never mind that they are the party of killing unborn children.  Never mind that Biden is a cold opportunist who has sold his soul to Planned Parenthood.

As U.S. debt rises, Biden's spending proposals near $10 trillion.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's spending proposals are nearing $10 trillion, even as U.S. debt continues to rise amid new coronavirus spending.  In the past month alone, Biden has proposed nearly $3.48 trillion in new taxes and spending.  Biden's new childcare and eldercare proposal released Tuesday calls for $775 billion in taxes and new government spending.  The Biden campaign's energy plan released last week will cost taxpayers $2 trillion.  "Biden will make a $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, setting us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands," stated the Biden campaign's website.

Biden Vows to Stamp Out 'Islamicphobia'.  The presidential campaign of 2020 has so far unfolded in more of a crisis atmosphere than any campaign in decades. [...] In the midst of all this, on July 20, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden demonstrated anew the disturbing priorities of his increasingly anti-American party.  Instead of addressing the sharp rise in crime and lawlessness, the demonization of American history and culture, the Left's assault on the Second Amendment and other basic rights, or any of the other burning issues of the day, Biden chose to address the "Million Muslim Votes Summit," hosted by Emgage Action, which claims to be is the largest Muslim PAC in the United States.  In the course of his rambling remarks, Biden declared:  "One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith."  In the midst of what could very well turn out to be a second American civil war, or even the end of the United States as a free republic, Joe Biden is preoccupied with getting our schools to proselytize for Islam more intensively than they already do.  For make no mistake: that is what Biden means when he says he wishes that our schools taught more about Islam.  Schools already teach about Islam as a major world religion.  That teaching has already been widely criticized as whitewashing the crimes committed in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings, and Biden wants even more of that: [...]

19 People Watch Biden's Live stream As He Explains Nurses Used To 'Breathe In My Nostrils'.  Presidential hopeful and former vice president Joe Biden showed himself yesterday in a live streaming video.  We cannot say he finally came out of his basement, because, well, he was on the video call in his basement.  Twitter and social media platforms only started buzzing once it was realized just how little attention the live stream video actually received.  Photos went viral of screenshots showing that only 19 people were watching the live stream 26 whole minutes into it.

When a presidential candidate tells you he's a creepy old weird-o, you should listen.
Joe Biden Claims Nurses Would 'Breathe in My Nostrils to Make Me Move' During Hospital Stay.  Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden recollected with the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday a moment when he said a caring nurse "blew into my nostrils" in the hospital.  [Scroll down past the video clip and pop-up ads.]  "I had a nurse — nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, go home and get me pillows.  They would ... actually breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get me moving."  Biden said such a thing wouldn't be allowed "during COVID time," but it's not clear when such a practice would ever be allowed in a hospital setting.

Tucker Carlson Invites Any Nurse Who Blew Up Joe Biden's Nostrils to Come on His Show.  77-year-old Joe Biden on Thursday participated in a livestream event with SEIU member and nursing home worker, Shanrika.  The livestream was a total disaster.  Biden uttered gibberish, got confused and forgot what he was saying so he had to be prompted by staffers.  Then he said this: [...]

Biden's Team Forced to Clarify Claim Trump Is America's 'First' Racist President.  Joe Biden's campaign was forced on Wednesday to clarify comments the presumptive Democrat nominee made asserting President Donald Trump is the first racist to be elected to the White House.  The former vice president, who in the past has lambasted Trump for his divisive rhetoric, made the bewildering statement on Wednesday [7/22/2020] during a virtual town hall with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Joe Biden Again Claims President Trump Will Try to 'Steal the Election'.  For at least the second time, Joe Biden has claimed President Trump will attempt to "steal" the November election.  During a Thursday evening [7/23/2020] virtual fundraiser, Biden said, "This president is going to try to indirectly steal the election by arguing that mail-in ballots don't work," the Guardian reported.  Biden claimed, without evidence, Trump will argue mail-in ballots are "not real, they're not fair."  Biden didn't mention Trump votes via absentee ballot.  In June, Biden told The Daily Show Trump will try to "steal" the election:  [Video clip]

The deep state smear machine's racist meme.  On Wednesday [7/22/2020], former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump the first racist president in U.S. history.  Biden claimed, "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening.  No sitting president has ever done this, never, never, never."  He further stated, "the way he pits people against one another is all designed to divide the country, divide people, not pull them together."  Charges of racism will dramatically increase as we near the 2020 elections.  The Democratic Party appears to be losing its grip on the Black vote and they must double down on the racist theme.  The Deep State Smear Machine has been very successful.  It has convinced millions of Americans that Trump is a racist.

The Biden campaign: disease, depression, and racial discord.  As the presidential election draws closer, the Biden campaign's strategy has increasingly focused on blaming Trump for disease, depression, and racial unrest.  Presidents, like coaches of sports teams, get too much credit during good times and too much blame when troubles occur.  The last six months have brought a motherlode of bad luck on Trump's campaign; the worst pandemic in a century; a massive lockdown of the economy; public health measures resulting in 40 million people out of work and living in extreme social isolation; weeks of rioting with widespread looting, unopposed attacks on police and the burning down of many businesses.  While Trump is responsible for none of it, the Biden campaign strategy has become the party of disease, depression, and racial violence in order to aggravate all three crises.

Biden's Buffoonery Upends the Left's Foundational Argument on 'Systemic Racism'.  In his zeal to throw every hyperbolic superlative at the wall to criticize Donald Trump, Joe Biden has unwittingly undermined one of the foundational principles guiding the Democrats' attack on the American system.  The setting was yet another of Biden's basement video conferences watched by hardly anyone, except perhaps the Trump campaign's war room which seems poised to point out every nonsensical utterance of the Democrats' presumptive nominee for president.  Biden, wishing to pile-on the already over-the-top "Trump is literally Hitler!" attacks on his opponent, proclaimed that Trump is "the first racist president in history."  It's a lie on multiple levels, which makes it so perfectly Bidenesque.  But, Biden making this claim has inspired a hilarious response from the radical left in the Democratic Party, you know, Biden's base.  You see, if Trump is our first racist president, then how can we possibly have a "systemically racist" country and system of government?

Biden campaign clarifies claim Trump 'first' racist president, after past slave owners noted.  Joe Biden's campaign has clarified a statement from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee that President Trump is the "first" racist president.  "We've had racists, and they've existed, and they've tried to get elected president.  But he's the first one that has," Biden said during a virtual town hall event on Wednesday [7/22/2020].  Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders later issued a statement clarifying Biden's comments.  "There have been a number of racist American presidents, but Trump stands out — especially in modern history — because he made running on racism and division his calling card and won," she said.

Trump is the first racist president, Biden says.  Never mind the slaveholders:  Joe Biden asserted that President Trump is the first racist to be elected president.  At a virtual event for the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday, Biden received a question from a California-based SEIU member, a South Korean immigrant, who said that she no longer says hello to strangers due to the coronavirus, citing racist reactions that she believed Trump's "China virus" comments and attitudes contributed to.  "What President Trump has done in going his — his spreading of racism, the way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said.

Critics Clobber Biden For Calling Trump the First 'Racist' President.  During a town hall event on Wednesday, Joe Biden called Donald Trump the first "racist" president.  It didn't take the Trump campaign and others very long to point out both the absurdity and the hypocrisy of Joe Biden's comments. [...] The deflection didn't stop there.  Biden went on to accuse President Trump of attempting to divide Americans along racial lines.  The Trump campaign released a statement a short time later detailing Joe Biden's history of consorting with racist Democrats and some of the former vice president's own racist remarks.

Biden admits that our founding fathers were not racist after all.  On Wednesday [7/22/2020], Joe Biden took part in a virtual town hall where he made pointed comments about President Trump.  Of course, that is not surprising.  What he said is surprising, however, given the push of the left amid the Black Lives Matter movement.  Biden said that President Trump was the first racist to win the presidency.  In his statements, Biden said, "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening."

Why Is Radio Free Europe Campaigning For Joe Biden?  The U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) was formed to fight communism and to spread the message of liberty and freedom into totalitarian-controlled populations behind the Iron Curtain and beyond.  Even with the installation of a new head of government broadcasting, conservative Michael Pack, it seems the agency is still just a campaign arm of the DNC and the Soros machine.  Just another example of the infiltration of American government by 'progressive' activists.

Biden Will Destroy the Suburbs.  If you live in the suburbs or you're a city-dweller eyeing a move to a quiet cul-de-sac where your kids can play, you need to know about Joe Biden's plan for a federal takeover of local zoning laws.  Biden wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which barely got started before Donald Trump took office and vowed to stop it.  Biden's plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods.  Starting in 2015, Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) bureaucrats imposed a cookie-cutter requirement for "balanced housing" in every suburb.  "Balanced" meant affordable even for people who needed federal vouchers.

Joe Biden Says It's Wrong to Hold China Accountable Because Americans Can't Distinguish Between "a South Korean and Someone From Beijing".  If Trump said this you'd never hear the end of it.

Biden's interviewing with radical anti-Semite Linda Sarsour now.  Renowned anti-Semite Linda Sarsour was the interviewer during a recent phone call by Joe Biden to the nation's largest Muslim-American PAC.  It was televised from his basement.  He promised her he would end the Trump travel ban and 'Islamicphobia'.  As an aside, the Trump travel ban was similar to the Obama travel ban and the Bush travel ban.  "If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on day one, day one," Biden said during the "Million Muslim Votes Summit" call hosted by Emgage Action which endorsed his White House bid in April.

Basement Joe.  Was Biden ever really presidential material?  Democrat voters in primaries repeatedly have answered no, one decade after another.  He always has raised eyebrows outside of Delaware, the nation's second smallest state.  If an answer ever has been "Joe Biden," then that question must have been pretty sketchy.  There always have been things wrong with him, even when he seemed to have all his wires connected.  Just contemplate the way he kept copying not only other people's speeches but even their life stories. [...] But that is what Biden did, even in the old days when he used to know what state he was in.  He told someone else's story — that of a British coal miner's son — as his own.  Oh my darlin', Biden's father sold used cars; he wasn't a coal miner or the son of one.  But that was Biden's speech and life story — because it was British Labour leader Neil Kinnock's speech and life story.  And now this same guy is locked in a basement, like the 1996 comedy movie House Arrest, reading words being fed to him by his handlers — and this character is soon to be the leader of the free world?

Seriously?  John Kasich?  What Is the Biden Camp Thinking?  The Associated Press reports that the Joe Biden campaign has reached out to former Ohio governor John Kasich to speak on his behalf at the Democratic National Convention.  Kasich, an anti-abortion, pro-gun Republican, ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.  When he didn't win, he voted for... John McCain, even though McCain wasn't even on the ballot. [...] I do not think it is a good idea for the Democratic National Convention to feature failed Republicans.  I don't think that having a "big tent" means it's necessary to highlight people who would knock down your tentpoles.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden Meet to Socially Distance and Trash Donald Trump.  Former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden teamed up for a socially distanced conversation to discuss the election and trash President Donald Trump. [...] The full video of the conversation will be published by the Biden campaign on July 23.

Barely There Biden Struggles to Remember the Word "Aneurysm" During Livestream — With Only 19 People Watching!  What is wrong with old Joe?  77-year-old Joe Biden on Wednesday [7/22/2020] struggled to remember the word "aneurysm" during a livestream event with SEIU member and nursing home worker, Shanrika.  Only 19 people were watching his livestream 26 minutes into the event!

Joe Biden Claims Gretchen Whitmer [is] Back Under Consideration for VP.  In June, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) was reportedly out of the running to be Joe Biden's running mate, but Biden told a Michigan TV station Tuesday [7/21/2020] that she's back under consideration.  "Are you still considering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as a potential vice presidential candidate?" WOOD TV reporter Rick Albin asked.  "Yes," Biden replied.

Biden: You Know What We Need?  More Islam in the Schools.  Portland is still engulfed by antifa violence (as the Democrats side with the violent rioters), America's history and heritage is under direct and unapologetic assault, covid hysteria is still hamstringing the nation's economic life and prosperity, and on Monday, Joe Biden offered an all-purpose remedy:  "One of the things I think is important, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith."  I'll bet you're wishing you had thought of that.  Biden's prescription for what ails us came during a bout of intensive Islamopandering he engaged in while addressing the "Million Muslim Votes Summit," a call hosted by Emgage Action, which says it is the largest Muslim PAC in the United States.

Yes, Joe Biden Said He Wants to Defund the Police.  Since the death of George Floyd, Democrats have pushed this notion of "defunding the police."  They have worked overtime to make sure Americans know "defunding" doesn't mean abolishing law enforcement agencies in their entirety.  In their eyes, it's about shifting funds from police departments to other necessary services, like education and social workers.  For whatever reason, the mainstream media is making the argument that Biden is not in favor of defunding the police.  By Democrats' own standards and definitions, he is in favor of defunding the police and reallocating funds that would otherwise go towards police departments to other services.

Trump baits a trap for Biden.  [Scroll down]  The entire Trump campaign is now perfectly positioned to say, "Okay, let Biden prove he isn't mentally incompetent.  Let him prove he's smarter than Trump.  Every single Democrat is insisting the test is easy.  Therefore, Biden should 'ace' it, just as Trump — who said it was 'hard' — aced it."  If Biden doesn't take the test, Trump can shame him for being frightened of an easy test.  If Biden does take the test that Democrats insist is easy, Trump is gambling (correctly, I suspect) that Biden can't pass.  It's a lose-lose for Biden.  By the way, this is Biden:  [Video clip]

Beware the Biden-Sanders radical lefty manifesto.  Joe Biden signed the death warrant for his campaign last week, even if he doesn't know it.  The joint manifesto he released with Bernie Sanders is 110 pages of radical far-left policies — from a job-killing $2 trillion climate agenda to eliminating cash bail and dismantling border protection.  It betrays the working-class voters Biden claims to represent and destroys any pretense that he is a "moderate."  As Sanders has boasted, Biden would be "the most progressive president since FDR."  Well-meaning people might stick their fingers in their ears and vote for Biden out of nostalgia for a Democratic Party that no longer exists or out of exhaustion at the relentless anti-Trump barrage.

Biden To Muslim Voters:  I Wish We Taught Islamic Faith In Our Schools.  Democrat Joe Biden, speaking at a summit of Muslim voters on Monday, said he wished schools in America taught their students more about Islam.  "I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith," he yearned.  "I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths.  It's one of the great confessional faiths."  The presidential candidate made the comments at the "Million Muslim Votes" summit hosted by Emgage Action, the country's largest Muslim American PAC.

Islam is already taught in public schools.

Joe Biden [or someone speaking for him] vows to abolish 'vile' Muslim travel ban on Day 1 if elected president.  Joe Biden said Monday he would overturn on his first day in office President Donald Trump's travel ban that initially targeted Muslim-majority countries.  Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said Muslims were the first to suffer attacks under the Trump administration the led to kids being bullied in school and an increase in hate crimes.  Biden said Trump appointed unnamed key leaders in the Defense Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development despite their open Islamophobia.

Biden's climate change policy would cause more economic harm than coronavirus.  If you think the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic was bad, be forewarned: the economic impact of former Vice President Joe Biden's new climate change plan would make the last few months look like prosperity.  Biden's original climate change plan was to spend $1.7 trillion over a decade and phase out fossil fuels by 2050.  But that plan was unveiled during the primary season, and since then the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has moved further left.  Apparently, Biden's earlier plan wasn't extreme enough to please the far-left activists who surround him, so he went back to the drawing board and came up with something even more drastic.

Senate Transcripts:  Joe Biden Quoted N-Word 13 Times in 1985 Hearings.  The presumptive 2020 Democrat presidential nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, used the N-word 13 times in a 1985 hearing series, U.S. Senate transcripts reveal.  Video of one such instance where Biden used the N-word twice when he was quoting someone else already surfaced late last month.  The Senate hearing series during which Biden repeatedly used the offensive term was when he was questioning William Reynolds, then-President Ronald Reagan's assistant attorney general for civil rights, when Reynolds was under consideration for a promotion to be associate attorney general.  In particular, Biden was asking Reynolds about his role in providing clearance for a redistricting plan in Louisiana that courts later struck down.

Lame! Biden Sucks Up to Radical Joy Reid:  I Was Thinking of You as VP!.  On Monday [7/20/2020], longtime MSNBC host Joy Reid debuted her new show The ReidOut, taking the slot of Hardball.  And in an unapologetic signal that it will be nothing short of an extension of the Biden 2020 campaign, Reid's first guest was none other than Ol' Lunch Bucket Joe himself.  As part of Biden's latest softball interview from his basement (aka his safe space), Biden sucked up to Reid by facetiously claiming that he had been "thinking of you for vice-president, and then you took this job."

Biden, at Muslim voters summit, says 'I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith'.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke to a summit of Muslim voters Monday, telling them he wished U.S. schools taught more about Islam.  "I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.  I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths.  It's one of the great confessional faiths," Biden said Monday at the "Million Muslim Votes" summit hosted by Emgage Action.  Emgage Action, the country's largest Muslim American PAC, endorsed Biden in April after endorsing Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.

Biden: 'I Wish' Schools Taught More About 'Islamic Faith'.  2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he wishes schools in the U.S. taught more about the Islamic faith.  Biden was speaking at Emgage Action's virtual "Million Muslim Votes Summit" when he said:  "I wish we were taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith."  "Look, one of the things that I think is important is I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.  I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths — it's one of the great confessional faiths, and what people don't realize is one of my avocations is theology, don't realize is that we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs and I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity, for being engaged, for committing to action this November," Biden said at the beginning of his speech to the group.

NBC Poll:  Joe Biden at 'Abysmal' 26 Percent Approval Among Young Voters.  As 2020 presidential election polls continue to show Joe Biden trouncing President Donald Trump, a recent survey should spook the campaign of the Democratic candidate.  The Meet the Press politics team flagged that Biden has surprisingly bad numbers with young voters in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last week.  Biden's favorability among voters aged 18 to 34 is 26 percent positive, 44 negative.  That means the former vice president is 18 points underwater.  Meet the Press described those numbers as "abysmal."

Biden offers no change and no hope.  Biden's clear and present mental degeneration, the elusiveness of his own mind, makes him a strangely effective candidate.  It's hard to oppose, let alone revile, a man who often seems to have no idea what he is saying.  Biden elicits a combination of sympathy and apathy, yet he keeps surging ahead in the polls.  Unless Donald Trump stages a most extraordinary comeback, or the polls are wildly wrong, Joe Biden will become America's commander-in-chief on January 20, 2021.  This edition of The Spectator explores what that might mean.  Team Biden talks a lot about change and 'transforming' America.  In reality his presidency is most likely to mean a restoration of the era of Barack Obama — a reversion to the status quo ante Trump.  For millions of Americans the promise of Biden is a return to normality and relative calm — after four exhausting years of acrimony and political tribalization following the 2016 election:  anything for an easy life.

CNN Pushes Joe Biden As A 'Man Of Faith' Who Can Win Over Evangelical Voters.  The liberal media mocks and disrespects people of faith in America all the time.  But now that we have an election coming up, CNN rushes in to prop up Joe Biden as some sort of deeply religious man, suggesting he can appeal to evangelicals.

Believers for Biden?  As the party of secularism, the Democrats often invoke the separation of religion from politics, only changing their tune during election seasons when they combine the two in an attempt to con the faithful.  Democrats suddenly turn up at churches and even mount pulpits to claim that faith undergirds their left-wing politics.  So it is no surprise that the Joe Biden campaign has started an outreach effort called "Believers for Biden."  According to the Associated Press, "The campaign signaled its seriousness Thursday with the hiring of Josh Dickson to oversee faith engagement.  Dickson, a former Republican who declared in 2012 that 'I'm a Democrat because of my evangelical faith,' previously worked on religious outreach for the Democratic National Committee and Obama's 2012 campaign."

Doubts.  I think Trump is going to win the election.  But I have doubts.  Liberals are sure Biden is going to win, it's just a matter of time... even as they seemingly concede that if Biden does win, no one knows who then becomes President.  It's an interesting question, but if they noodled it over for a time they'd have to entertain some doubts.  So they don't.  If you back them into a corner about it, they just pick somebody.

Brooks: Biden Running 'a Very Good Campaign' — He's Being Kept 'Somewhat under Wraps'.  On Friday's [7/17/2020] "PBS NewsHour," New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is running "a very good campaign" and is being kept "somewhat under wraps," but is also focusing "a part of his campaign on the white working class" and doesn't put this group off by being "a coastal elitist."

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Mr. Biden isn't running any campaign.  He is being kept out of sight because of his obvious dementia.  He is a placeholder.  His entire campaign is a sham and a farce, and everyone knows it.

Labor Watchdog Calls on Biden to Repudiate 'Corrupt' Union Ally.  A labor watchdog group is urging presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to reject the support he's received from corrupt union leaders after a top party ally pleaded guilty to embezzlement in June.  National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix sent a letter to Biden on Thursday, calling on the Democrat to "put the rights of workers above the demands of union bosses" and "disavow the support" from top brass at the United Auto Workers union.  Just weeks earlier, former UAW president Gary Jones pleaded guilty to embezzlement, racketeering, and tax evasion.  Jones, a prominent Democratic ally, admitted to spending more than $1 million in union funds on miscellaneous luxuries such as premium cigars and liquor, fine dining, vacation rentals, golf outings, and clothing.  The union endorsed Biden in April, prior to Jones's guilty plea.

Joe Biden Is A Vehicle For The Revolution.  Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a vehicle for the left's cultural revolution, even if he doesn't know it.  Someone might remind him that he's even running.  On Wednesday [7/15/2020], prominent communist, anti-Semite and former Black Panther Angela Davis said Biden could be "effectively pressured," into promoting the agenda of the radical left in pursuit of a complete societal transformation overthrowing existing norms into a new world order.  "I don't see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction," Davis said on "Russia Today."

Joe Biden [is being] Pressured to Defund the Military, End Space Force as President.  Progressive groups are pushing 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to cut the military budget by hundreds of billions and move his foreign policy platform further left.  They have laid out a progressive wish list that includes cutting the Pentagon's budget by $200 billion each year, ending the refurbishment of the nation's nuclear arsenal begun under Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and getting rid of the Space Force — at a time when U.S. adversaries are ramping up spending in those areas.

Marxist Angela Davis:  Joe Biden Is 'Candidate Who Can Be Most Effectively Pressured'.  In a discussion about why she is supporting Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, radical Marxist and former Black Panther Angela Davis explained Monday that while Biden is by no means an ideal candidate for the radical left, he is the "candidate who can be most effectively pressured."  RealClear Politics brought attention to a tweet by J Michael Waller of the Center for Security Policy that contained the clip of Davis appearing on Russia Today's (RT) Going Underground.

2008: Biden's Speech Honoring Foreign Leader Plagiarized Time Magazine.  During his final year in the Senate, Joe Biden inserted a speech into the Congressional Record praising a foreign dignitary with language that appears to have been plagiarized, in part, from a well-known national magazine.  In early 2008, fresh off seeing his second campaign for president falter after a disastrous showing in the Iowa Caucuses, Biden returned to the Senate and his chairmanship of the chamber's Foreign Relations Committee.  As part of that role, then-Senator Biden introduced a number of congressional resolutions honoring foreign leaders, especially those representing America's strategic allies.

Chris Wallace Is Wrong, Joe Biden Does Want to Defund the Police.  Social media is abuzz over the release of a clip of President Trump's interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, where the Fox News host "fact-checked" Trump's claim that Joe Biden wants to defund the police.  "It's gotten totally out of control and it's really because they want to defund the police, and Biden wants to defund the police," Trump said in the clip.  "Sir, he does not," Wallace shot back.  You can watch the exchange below. [...]

Joe Biden needs a nap.  Joe Biden is leading President Trump in all the same polls Hillary Clinton was leading him in back in 2016.  But Hillary Clinton made a mistake — she went out and actually campaigned.  Even with her slobbering media coverage, it was a complete disaster.  She fell down, she had coughing fits, she sneeringly referred to Trump supporters as "deplorables."  Joe Biden — or should I say, Joe Biden's keepers — are trying not to repeat Hillary's disastrous mistakes.  That's why Dementia Joe remains locked up in his basement.  Occasionally the doddering 77-year-old is led out to read a statement off a Teleprompter.  But no follow-up questions are permitted, even from the Democrat stenographers with press passes.  And of course there will be no rallies — the virus, you know.  Only one problem — Joe Biden can no longer even completely comprehend, let alone read, the pablum his hacks type for him to recite back for TV.

Biden's Green New Deal Is Just As Crazy As AOC's.  Joe Biden's $2 trillion climate change plan, released this week, was described by one liberal outlet as "the Green New Deal, minus the crazy."  We beg to differ.  Just look at Biden's plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine.  Biden says that on his first day in office, he will develop "rigorous new fuel economy standards aimed at ensuring 100% of new sales for light- and medium-duty vehicles will be zero emissions."  He hasn't said exactly when he wants new cars to be all-electric, but House Democrats have already established a timetable.  Their new climate change plan calls for mandating 100% "clean" vehicles by 2035.  Keep in mind that as of today, plug-in electrics account for 0.5% of cars on the road, and made up less than 2% of new vehicles sold in 2019.  And that's despite massive public subsidies that have cost taxpayers $5 billion in credits to — mostly wealthy — EV buyers.  Clearly, consumers are not that interested in plug-ins, which is why Biden and his fellow Democrats want to force electric cars on everyone in the name of climate change.

One Way Or Another Biden Is Going to Have to Leave the Basement and Face President Trump.  Presidential candidates have had televised debates since Kennedy and Nixon in 1960. [...] Unless you live and breathe politics, you might not know the history of Joe Biden being soft on China.  His acquiescence may matter more to voters after Beijing caused a worldwide pandemic and the realization we are dependant on them for essential supplies.  Likewise, because of media bias, it one of the only forums where President Trump can make his case to the voters based on his record and agenda in his own words.  This kind of information is why debates matter.  The New York Times tried to give Biden an out by setting preconditions for the debate that President Trump must agree to.  The two conditions are the president disclosing his tax returns and agreeing to fact-checking during the debate.  This idea was proposed because even supporters are worried about Biden being extemporaneous for a few hours without preplanned questions.

National Association of Police Organizations Ditches Joe Biden, Endorses Trump for President.  The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) endorsed President Donald Trump for president on Wednesday, abandoning their previous support of former Vice President Joe Biden.  "Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and woman on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many," the letter from NAPO President Michael McHale read.

Nets Cover-Up Biden Quoting Mao, CBS Campaigns for Him Instead.  If President Trump were to quote one of the world's deadliest dictators in a positive way, the liberal media would have a Chernobyl-level meltdown.  In fact, they tried to claim his campaign's use of a bald eagle was a nod to Nazi Germany.  But when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden quoted Mao Tse-tung during a Monday evening campaign event, his allies at ABC, CBS, and NBC covered it up.  Instead of reporting on Biden's controversial comment, Tuesday's [7/14/2020] CBS Evening News took to campaigning for him.

Joe Biden Refuses to Take Questions from Reporters for 2nd Time in Under a Week.  For the second time in less than a week, Joe Biden refused to take any questions from reporters.  Biden concluded his prepared remarks and a journalist shouted, "Mr. Vice President, time for a few questions?"  [Video clip]  Biden didn't look back and continued walking towards the exit.

Joe Biden Quotes Chinese Communist Dictator and Mass Murderer Mao Tse Tung During Fundraiser.  Joe Biden cited mass murderer Mao Tse Tung Monday night during a fundraiser with former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.  Mao Tse Tung, a Communist dictator, murdered up to 70 million Chinese last century, according to most accounts. [...] Earlier this year, Biden elevated Anita Dunn, a radical leftist who previously praised mass murderer Mao Tse Tung as one of her "favorite political philosophers" to a leadership role in his campaign.  Anita Dunn is a longtime Biden advisor and worked as the Obama WH Comms Director until she stepped down in 2009 shortly after the video of her praising Mao surfaced.

Joe Biden bends the knee to AOC on climate.  We noted with interest when Biden decided to appoint Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a radical if ever there was one, to co-chair his climate panel.  Now, Biden is out with a revised climate plan that is far to the left of what he had proposed during the primary and much closer to the vision of Ocasio-Cortez's extreme Green New Deal.  In the primaries, Biden ran on a climate plan that would have spent $1.7 trillion over a decade.  His new plan would spend $2 trillion in the first four years.  This is proposed at a time when the United States faces an unprecedented debt that the Congressional Budget Office says is already on track to exceed the World War II record next year.  Previously, Biden vowed for the power sector to be free of carbon emissions by 2050.  Now, he has moved the date up to 2035 (much closer to Ocasio-Cortez's target of 2030).

Donald Trump's List of 42 Disastrous Things Joe Biden Would Do as President.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday [7/14/2020] listed over 40 different disastrous things that former Vice President Joe Biden proposed to do if elected president.  "It's probably never been a time when candidates are so different," Trump said during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.  "We want law and order; they don't want law and order.  We want strong closed borders with people able to come in through merit, through a legal process; they don't want to have any borders at all."

Biden Gaffe:  A Bold New Plan 'to get our kids to market swiftly'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new bold plan on Tuesday [7/14/2020] to 'get our kids to market swiftly.'  Of course, it was another one of his famous gaffes but at first I thought it was part of his efforts to cut back on gas emissions.  Seriously, however, his continued gaffes are raising concern about his health and whether or not he'll be able to debate President Donald Trump.

Angela Davis confirms all that conservatives have been saying about Biden.  This is what conservatives have been saying all along, warning for months that Joe Biden is a weak, addle-pated, nearly senile vessel who will serve as a perfect mask for drawing in voters who imagine he's still a moderate Democrat and still sentient.  Fact is, he's got a big extreme political machine behind him, snaking into the void to seize power and set the agenda to a level no witting American would elect if such a wild-eyed agenda were presented openly.  We know it.  They know it.  Now they've said it.  And when would-be tyrants tell you who they are, believe them.

Only 54% Think Biden [is] Capable of Debating Trump.  A New York Times columnist has urged likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden not to debate President Trump in the fall.  Most voters think that's a bad idea, although only just over half believe Biden is even up to debating Trump given ongoing questions about his mental health.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Biden is capable of debating the president.  Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and say he is not capable of such a debate.  Another 11% are not sure.

Why Has Biden Hired 600 Lawyers?  During a recent fundraiser, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign had recruited an army of 600 attorneys to prepare for expected legal battles pursuant to the upcoming election.  Biden says he needs all these lawyers to fend off "voter suppression," which he defines as any opposition by the Trump campaign to Democratic calls for a dramatic expansion of mail-in voting.  The president believes that such a precipitous change in our electoral process will create chaos and encourage election fraud.  He's right.

Alarm bells!  Joe Biden is working closely with Valerie Jarrett, who pulled the strings for the last incompetent Democrat president.
Biden cites quote made famous by Mao Zedong during fundraiser.  Joe Biden cited a quote made famous by Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong during a digital fundraising speech with former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.  "We've got to get real economic relief into women's hands now," Biden said on Monday evening to the 14 wealthy donors who attended the digital fundraising session.  According to the pool reporter who watched the event, Biden then cited the Chinese proverb, "Women hold up half the sky."  The phrase comes from a proclamation by Mao in the mid-20th century that helped grant certain rights to women in China.  The phrase became commonplace in China at the time, often appearing on pieces of propaganda in factories or other industrial areas.

It's 3:00 a.m..  [Scroll down]  For the next three and a half months, the Trump campaign will pound away at the fact that Joe Biden is senile and unable to serve as president.  Most voters don't yet understand that, but word is beginning to get around.  Thus, addressing Kanye West's quixotic presidential campaign, Chance the Rapper dares to ask: "can someone explain why Joe Biden would be better??"  Good question!  West is unqualified for the presidency and is in some ways a goofy character, but at least he has his wits about him.

Isn't it obvious?
Has Democratic Party's Far Left Hijacked Joe Biden's Presidential Campaign?  Former Vice President Joe Biden seems quite content to run for the presidency from the depths of his home basement.  Maybe that's not so surprising, given recent indications that he no longer actually controls his presidential campaign.  Sadly, even with the help of a Teleprompter, Biden seems incapable of speaking these days without losing track, going wildly astray and muttering nonsense as he tosses one word salad after another.  Two recent examples stand out.  Queried in late April by a Miami TV newsman about his son Hunter's highly questionable and possibly illegal business dealings with Ukraine, Obama's former No. 2 responded:  "My son's business dealings were not anything where everybody that he's talking about, not even remotely, number one."  That's an exact transcription.  Go ahead.  Make sense of it.

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And that was in April.  Even if he wins in November, he won't take over until January.  Imagine what shape he'll be in by then.  If I were a left-wing Democrat, I'd be clamoring 24/7 to be this guy's vice-president!  Especially if I were a power-hungry non-white female, such as Michelle Obama or Valerie Jarrett.

Joe Biden:  America Is Ready for 'Systemic' and 'Institutional' Changes.  Former Vice President Joe Biden told a select group of reporters on Monday [7/13/2020] that he is confident that he will win the election and that America is ready for "systemic" and "institutional" changes that will transform the country.

Race relations plummeted while Joe Biden was Vice President under Barack Obama.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is billing himself as the person who can ease race relations and unify the nation as part of his 2020 presidential bid.  But race relations plummeted while the presumptive Democratic nominee served under President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president in history. [...] But last time Biden was in the White House, when he was serving as vice president, race relations in the U.S. took a nose dive.  Americans held a positive view on race relations during the first half of Obama's administration, with more than 52% of voters telling pollsters in 2008 that the former president's victory would lead to better race relations, a Pew Research poll published in November 2008 showed.  Only 9% thought race relations would get worse.

Trump Needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020.  [Scroll down]  Leftists, depressed over the progressive implosion in the Democratic primaries, now rebranded Joe Biden as a useful septuagenarian.  He could carry them to victory before being pushed aside.  Biden was put on ice, a virtual prisoner of the Democratic establishment, who gave him teleprompted messages and pre-canned interviews to stumble through on Skype.  "Keep silent, keep hidden," was the motto of Biden's keepers. [...] Trump need not be cruel but remind the country that Joe Biden is not really a candidate.  He is a wraith, a specter.  Trump must remind America he is not running any more against even the facsimile of Biden, but rather against an entire socialist cultural revolution — a pirate ship with Joe Biden no more than its carven wooden figurehead.

Review: 'Joey:  The Story of Joe Biden' by Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D..  Her Eminence Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D., probably doesn't have a lot of free time, given her extensive duties as caretaker for her husband Joe, the Democratic nominee for president.  That must be why she enlisted a coauthor to carry the load on Joey:  The Story of Joe Biden, an illustrated children's book comprising just 27 pages of actual text.  Kathleen Krull was an obvious choice, given her absolute dominance of the woke preschool-age market with titles such as Hillary Rodham Clinton:  Dreams Taking Flight, No Truth Without Ruth:  The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Starstruck:  The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson.  It's safe to assume, however, that Dr. Jill at least wrote her own blurb on the dedication page, which reads:  "To my grandchildren:  Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, Hunter, and Beau."  This page must have eluded the book's fact-checkers, if there were any, because it simply isn't true.  Despite their repeated assertions to the contrary, the Bidens have at least seven grandchildren — not six.

RNC Releases New Ad Showing Democrats Criticizing Biden's Fitness.  The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new ad Friday [7/10/2020] that features prominent figures criticizing the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's fitness for office.  The ad, titled "Joe Biden:  Unfit To Lead," repeatedly highlights Biden struggling to make a coherent statement and includes critical comments from Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, and Fox News anchor Bret Baier.

Joe Biden's family racks up arrests for drugs, drunk driving — but no jail time.  In August 2019, Caroline Biden, 33, a niece of former Vice President Biden, was busted in Lower Merion Township, Penn., for driving under the influence and without a license, public records show.  While the case is active, it's unlikely Caroline will face much in the way of consequences — if history and Biden family rap sheets are any guide.  Her arrest, which was never made public, was at least the ninth among Joe Biden's close family, and followed incidents involving his brother Frank, his son Hunter and his daughter Ashley.  The cases — ranging from felony theft to drug possession — were all either thrown out, or resulted in light sentences with no jail time, according to a [New York] Post review of public records and published reports.

It's Not Trump vs.  Biden.  It's Trump vs.  Losing Your Country.  The choice here, folks, really isn't Trump versus Biden.  It's Trump versus all the looting, all the rioting, all of the lawlessness, all of the destruction, property destruction, all of the crime, that's what the choice is.  Biden is endorsing all of this stuff that's happening.  But Biden is not even gonna be president if he wins the election.  We don't know who's actually gonna be president because we don't know who's actually running Biden, but we do know that it isn't gonna be him because he can't.  He's got dementia.  He's got a brain that isn't working. [...] But it's not Trump versus Biden.  That's not the choice.  It is on the ballot, but it's Trump versus losing your country, to the people that you see being celebrated.  And really it's worse than being celebrated.  People are scared to death of 'em.

Hunter Biden overview:
Hunter Biden: The Most Comprehensive Timeline.  [Scroll down]  Up until that time, Hunter Biden had been employed as a consultant to the Delaware bank MBNA, with a $100,000-a-year retainer, according to the New York Times.  The bank hired him fresh out of law school and in less than two years promoted him to senior vice president.  Biden also separately worked as a lobbyist, founding the firm Oldaker Biden & Belair and working as a lobbyist until 2008, where he represented mostly universities and hospitals but also drug companies such as Achaogen Inc. and Pulmatrix Inc., and the music-sharing company Napster and online gambling sites.  Hunter says he has never lobbied his father on any client matter.  But the potential for the appearance of a conflict of interest allegedly troubled the senator at one point.  According to court records in a lawsuit filed by former business partner Joseph Lotito, Joe Biden wanted Hunter Biden to find a different line of work because his presidential campaign would be greatly complicated if he remained the father of a Washington lobbyist.

Biden said he wants to ban fracking.  On multiple occasions, Joe Biden has showcased his anti-American energy independence, anti-fossil fuel, and anti-fracking agenda.  Earlier this year, Joe Biden said, "no more, no new fracking" in my administration.

Biden's 2020 Party Platform Proposal Seeks to Abolish America's Suburban Communities.  Joe Biden's radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America's suburban communities by forcing low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding every community with immigrants, legal or otherwise.  The proposal, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in the nation.  Astoundingly, it would also give legal status to all the world's refugees regardless of the legitimacy of their claim to the status.

Biden tax plan would lower stock values by 20-25%, Trump economist says.  Joe Biden's tax plan would reduce stock values by 20% to 25%, according to a new analysis conducted by an economic adviser to President Trump.  "This is the biggest assault on investors in 50 years," Stephen Moore, an outside economic adviser to Trump and a member of his economic recovery task force, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.  "The three stock killers are the corporate tax rise, the cap gains increase, and the death tax on stocks," said Moore, who also serves as an economist at the conservative advocacy organization FreedomWorks and is a contributor to the Washington Examiner.

Biden, the Puppet of the Far Left.  "Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation," reports the New York Times this week.  The story underlines what a puppet of the far left Joe Biden has become.  He is taking his policy cues from a socialist and his supporters. [...] Should Biden win, he will usher into his administration a raft of wild-eyed progressives.  Sanders, pleased that Biden is borrowing policy ideas from him, says that Biden could be "the most progressive president since FDR."  RNC spokesman Steve Guest noticed that the "unity" task forces took passages straight from the Sanders platform.  "The fact Joe Biden has embraced Bernie Sanders' radical agenda verbatim is proof that while Bernie may not be the one leading the Democrat Party, Biden is more than happy to be his champion in its lurch to the left," Fox quotes Guest as saying.  "Bottom Line:  Joe Biden has years of experience copying from others, now his task force is straight up copying from Bernie's 2020 campaign proposals."

Tracking Biden's Mental Decline.  It's clear that Joe Biden is showing signs of mental aging: his speech is garbled, his sentences diverge into asides without coherence, and his numbers and names are scrambled in laughable ways ("We have 120 million dead from COVID!" he informed Americans last month).  Biden, who was first elected to the Senate 48 years ago, has been known for decades for his verbal gaffes.  Democrats usually exploit this flaw to explain away their presidential candidate's confused speech, claiming his lackluster abilities are evidence of a life-long quirk rather than a sign of cognitive decline.  "It's not a product of age; it's just who he is," wrote Paul Waldman in the Washington Post last April.  But the real story is that Biden has not always spoken with such jumbled sentences.

Biden refuses to take questions during lackluster hometown stop, 'objective' journos happy to comply.  Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged from his basement to make a public stop in Pennsylvania but still managed to avoid answering questions from reporters.  The presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee has continued to get a pass from the liberal media while he avoided holding a news conference for nearly three months, selectively speaking from his basement.  But, following last week's encounter with the media, Biden brushed off questions again on Thursday as he made a visit to his childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Anti-Trump Psychiatrist: 'Cognitive Issues, Mental Illness' Would Not Disqualify Joe Biden.  Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee [said] this week that she doesn't believe a President Joe Biden potentially suffering from "cognitive issues or even mental illness" is "of concern."  Lee and over 30 mental health experts published a book titled, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" in 2019, wherein she called for presidential candidates to be subjected to "a panel" of psychiatrists, who would determine that individual's mental fitness to serve as president.

Joe Biden's Brain Crashes So Thoroughly That It Spawns a New Meme.  With all that's been going on, including two important SCOTUS decisions this morning, it's worth remembering that Joe Biden is still running for president.  The strategy of keeping him locked in his basement with hand picked questions and thorough notes to keep him on track has been largely successful.  It's allowed him to stay out of the public eye and keep the election a referendum on Trump.  But despite their best efforts, the Biden campaign still fails at keeping the former VP's brain from hard resetting on a regular basis.  Here's the latest example.  You try to figure out what is being said in his clip.  [Video clip]

Richard Grenell:  Biden was 'manipulating intelligence'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden was "manipulating intelligence" during the final days of the Obama administration, according to President Trump's ex-spy chief.  Richard Grenell, who declassified documents related to the Russia investigation during his monthslong tenure as acting director of national intelligence, told Newsmax TV that the Obama administration "weaponized intelligence" between the 2016 election and Inauguration Day.  He claimed Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, played a leading role in an effort to undermine President-elect Trump.

A Nightmare Campaign of Outright Idiocy.  As we get into high summer, there must be a very large number of Americans now actively considering whether the country is going mad. [...] The Democratic presidential nominee is a waxwork dummy hiding in his basement.  Joe Biden can scarcely utter a correct English sentence and has the haggard countenance of a fatigued nonagenarian.  In his few television and internet appearances, the former vice president is ambiguous about defunding the police and continues to regard BLM as a valuable political ally fighting racial inequality, even though in the last month it has revealed itself proudly as a white-hating Marxist urban terrorist organization.

Press Now Plumbs Its Own Depths Of Depravity.  [Scroll down]  Another unique aspect of this election campaign is that the candidate who has emerged from a contested nomination, Joe Biden, is not now moving back toward the center.  He was extracted by the party elders from the ditch where the primary voters had deposited him, transported to the finish line on the wheels of the Democratic machines that have so disgraced themselves in the dissolution of metropolitan government in the last months, and in so far as he is campaigning at all, he is still moving to the left.  He has promised to "transform America."

Can Biden Avoid the Debates?  In an opinion column for the New York Times, Thomas Friedman proposes that Joe Biden debate Donald Trump only if the president meets two conditions.  Trump must release his tax returns and agree to a non-partisan panel of fact-checkers.  The fact-checkers, he says, should point out the debaters' errors in real time and conclude the event by summarizing their findings.  Among really bad ideas, this one is a prize-winner.  Let us count the reasons why.  Trump's failure to release his tax returns is a legitimate issue to debate, not a precondition for one.  Biden is free to raise it on the campaign trail and debate stage, just as Hillary Clinton did.  Remember, the voters have already dealt with this issue once.  They elected Trump without knowing his tax filings (and probably doubting any high-minded reasons he gave for keeping them under wraps).  The president, in turn, is free to ask Biden to release his secret medical records, including the cognitive tests the former vice president proudly says he has repeatedly taken.  Repeatedly?  Who does that?  Trump is free to demand Biden release all the sealed documents from his Senate career, now hidden at the University of Delaware.  He's free to ask about Biden's son, Hunter's income from Ukraine and China.

'Biden debate conditions' hilariously trends, Ted Cruz swoops in and offers two for the win.  As concerns among Democrats and liberal media outlets rise that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's apparent mental decline would hamper him during debates with President Donald Trump, some are calling for them to be conditioned on ways that would advantage the former vice president. [...] "The New York Times is already making up excuses for Biden ducking the debates," National Pulse editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam noted on Twitter.

Biden says he would restore pre-Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate in wake of Little Sisters ruling.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was one of many on the left to express dismay at the Supreme Court's Wednesday ruling that the Trump administration acted within its authority when it expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that employers provide insurance that includes contraception, and promised he would return to an Obama-era policy should he be elected.  "As disappointing as the Supreme Court's ruling is, there is a clear path to fixing it: electing a new President who will end Donald Trump's ceaseless attempts to gut every aspect of the Affordable Care Act," Biden said in a statement.  "If I am elected, I will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the Hobby Lobby ruling: providing an exemption for houses of worship and an accommodation for nonprofit organizations with religious missions."

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being ... Joe Biden.  White Privilege, thy name is Joe Biden!  After six weeks of shamelessly exploiting the tragic death of George Floyd for his own personal, political fortune Mr. Biden has finally identified the source — the very headwaters — of White Privilege in America.  He found it in the mirror.  Everybody knows Mr. Biden has been part of the problem in Washington for 47 years.  Yet in the greatest display of insufferable, patriarchal, mansplaining White Privilege, Mr. Biden now claims that he alone is the savior America needs right now.

'Outright cruelty': Lib push to abandon debates comes amid Biden's latest badly botched virtual conference.  A growing movement on the left to stop presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden from debating incumbent President Donald Trump seems to coincide with a growing inability by the nominee to speak coherently and make any sense.  On Wednesday [7/8/2020], Biden participated in a virtual conference hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and well, his participation wound up generating multiple clips of him seemingly rambling on without really saying anything.  [Video clip]

Daily Caller News Foundation, Judicial Watch sue University of Delaware for access to Biden's Senate records.  The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) and Judicial Watch announced on Wednesday [7/8/2020] that it is suing the University of Delaware for access to Joe Biden's Senate records.  According to DCNF, Judicial Watch filed the joint lawsuit in the Superior Court of Delaware related to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests both groups made back in April in hopes of obtaining documents from Biden's decades-long career as the Delaware senator as well as any logs of those "who have visited the location where the records are stored."  The lawsuit comes after the Delaware Department of Justice denied DCNF's appeal on July 1 when its FOIA request was previously denied.

Biden Can't Read Teleprompter, Forgets His Own Proposal.  Even in perfect conditions with teleprompters to read from, Joe Biden still forgets what he's talking about.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is barely there.  Appearing virtually at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' 2020 Virtual Political Conference on Wednesday [7/8/2020], Biden appeared to be reading from a teleprompter when he repeatedly lost his train of thought.  "Lonnie knows I believe this every fiber of being, we're opposed," Biden began confidently enough before he seemingly lost his place with the teleprompter.  Biden then switched to platitudes about making "it happen" and illuminating "the path forward."

Biden Says Police Have "Become the Enemy" and Calls For Defunding the Police.  Joe Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] fully embraced the defund the police movement.  77-year-old Biden stumbled his way through an interview with health care activist Ady Barkan.  Ady Barkan was diagnosed with terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2016 and speaks through a computer voice.  Biden went all in and caved to radical leftists like Ilhan Omar and AOC and said he "absolutely" supports taking away funding from police departments across the country.

The Media and 2020: Deja vu All Over Again.  The media that has been so dishonest in covering the health pandemic and the riots is now claiming that Trump's reelection prospects are falling apart due to his slumping poll numbers.  In reality, they are struggling to find positive things to write about Joe Biden, so they need to continue to deflect any coverage of him by attributing failures to Trump.  Biden has very little enthusiasm, few original policies, and no grandiose plans to call his own.  The few ideas that he does have seemed to have come directly from avowed socialists Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.  Given his apparent mental decline, the media is covering for him, in a way not seen since they kept Franklin Delano Roosevelt's clandestine polio condition off the record.

Joe Steps in It Again While Trashing Police: 'They Become the Enemy'.  I can hear it already.  Joe Biden and his apologists will once again claim that he didn't mean to say what he said.  Just like they always do.  But he did.  During an interview with a progressive media outlet, Biden said of America's police departments:  "They become the enemy."  Speaking with NowThis, Biden said that when police go into a neighborhood in an "up-armored Humvee," they "become the enemy."

But what if there are really 33 million?
Biden immigration plan grants citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday [7/8/2020] formally embraced citizenship rights for 11 million illegal immigrants and a full erasure of all of President Trump's get-tough border policies, as part of the party's new unity platform.  The former vice president would expand sanctuary locations, limit ICE's ability to deport criminals in local jails, and reverse deportations for some military veterans already ousted because of criminal records.  Perhaps no other issue draws as stark a contrast between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump as immigration.

Watch: Joe Biden Can't Bring Himself to Say 'America First'.  Presumptive Democrat nominee for president Joe Biden couldn't bring himself to say "America First" during a NowThis News broadcast on Wednesday [7/8/2020].  Biden has often attacked Donald Trump's "America First" mantra.  [Video clip]  Referring to Trump, Biden said, "This guy's whole idea of America — America on its own has meant America alone.  We're out there by ourselves."

Biden Unveils Plan to 'Rebuild' Supply Chains, Prevent Future PPE Shortages.  Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal on Tuesday to "rebuild" America's supply chain infrastructure, with an explicit focus on preventing future shortages of vital medical equipment.  Biden, fresh off promising to fundamentally "transform" the country if elected president, is proposing an overhaul of domestic manufacturing to combat how "dangerously dependent on foreign suppliers" the United States has become under the current administration.

Lindell: COVID & riots show what Biden presidency would look like.  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has denounced recent economic lockdowns and the coronavirus panic, which he claimed reveals what Joe Biden's presidency would look like.  According to Lindell, President Trump has helped American businesses increase production and employment.  "The pandemic, the riots, I think it's showing everyone's what things could look like under socialism," he said.  He then slammed Democrat officials for their attempts to seemingly impose sweeping government control.  Lindell also condemned the liberal media for targeting and trying to destroy the supporters of President Trump.

The Editor says...
No, there won't be any pandemic scares with a Democrat in the White House.  The same virus we've dealt with in 2020 — or one that's even worse — wouldn't even be mentioned on TV news if it would make Placeholder Biden, or his successor, look bad.

Where Are the Results of Biden's Test for "Cognitive Decline"?  Conservative commentator Liz Peek, who appears frequently on Fox News, attempted to ferret out the questions that were left unanswered at the end of Joe Biden's first press conference last week.  At the close of Biden's first press conference in nearly three months, a reporter asked the presumptive Democrat presidential candidate if he has been tested for cognitive decline.  Said Biden:  "I've been tested, and I'm constantly tested.  Look, all you gotta do is watch me, and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I'm running against."  If that's so, then "Where was he tested?", asked Peek.  "Why, exactly, is he being 'constantly tested'?  Are his doctors worried about him?  More importantly, when will he release the results of those tests?"

Biden Admits Obama Was A Failure As President.  Tweeting Sunday [7/5/2020] from, presumably, his basement, Joe Biden promised that if elected this fall, "we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it."  Did he forget that he was for eight years vice president in the administration whose chief executive said just before the 2008 election that we were "five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"?  Apparently, Barack Obama didn't get the job done.  So it's up to Biden, or so he supposes.  The man who was not only No. 2 for two terms, but was an elected federal lawmaker for 44 years, will have to plug the holes left by Obama.

The Editor says...
I doubt if Mr. Biden writes his own tweets.  If he does, I'm confident that they are reviewed by an editor or two before they are posted.

Black Life-Long Democrat Reveals Why He Walked Away from Joe Biden.  Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) on Tuesday penned an opinion piece slamming former Vice President Joe Biden for failing to stand up to protect the black community.  According to Jones, President Donald Trump has done more for the black community than any other Washington politician, all while Biden hides in his basement.  In particular, Jones takes issue with the left's calls to "defund the police," which they say is in response to the murder of George Floyd.

The Battle for America's Soul.  Joe Biden has often said during his presidential campaign that we are in a "battle for America's soul."  A nice soundbite, but Biden is already conceding this battle to globalists who disdain American sovereignty.  Indeed, Biden is an extreme globalist himself.  And Biden has for the most part been AWOL in the battle being waged for America's soul over the founding ideals of our nation, which are under attack by the far-left progressive base of the Democratic Party.

For all the wrong reasons, in this case:
Young Black voters say they aren't enthusiastic about a Joe Biden presidency.  Perry Green doesn't believe that Joe Biden is listening to what young, Black Americans want right now.  Across the country, young people are protesting systemic racism and calling on political leaders to reallocate funding from local police to other community resources.  Green, who is Black, criticized Biden for not supporting the "Defund the Police" movement that many activists support.  "You got Black youth across the country, calling for defunding the police and thinking differently about law enforcement, and ... a couple days later, in the midst of all the protests ... (Biden's) campaign says 'Let's spend more money on community policing,'" Green told USA TODAY.

I Am Black And I Am A Democrat.  But 'I Ain't' Voting For Joe Biden This November.  Since that day in May when I announced I would support Donald Trump for president, my motives have been questioned, my integrity assailed, even my intelligence challenged.  That's okay.  I'm a lifelong Democrat, but I am also a black man, the son of a World War II veteran and a proud American.  In recent weeks, there have been absurd calls to defund and disband police departments across the country by Democrats in response to the unjust murder of George Floyd.  These are extreme calls that will only lead to more pain and suffering in our most vulnerable communities.

Joe Biden, part of the problem since 1973.  The guy has been part of the problem in Washington for 47 years.  But now?  Now, he is really going to get after it!  Finally, the old geezer promises to fix everything that ails you — everything he has neglected for nearly five decades.  And he is going to do it all in just four years.  After he is gone, Mr. Biden's Wikipedia page will say: "1973-2021: Accomplished nothing in Washington; hung out with segregationists. 2021-2025: Fixed everything; saved world."  Economic doldrums of the Obama non-recovery economy got you down?  Joe Biden will tackle that.  Systematic racism?  Ol' Joe is gonna fix that now.

The coming Biden coup.  It is more than a possibility, and slightly less than a likelihood, that Joe Biden will be elected president in November.  Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate.  What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing a socialist or progressive as that person.  As he runs his campaign from his basement, allowing President Trump to stomp his feet and shout as he tries to mount a more traditional campaign, Biden has shown little inclination to take on his own foot-stomping base.  Thus the socialist/progressive wing of the Democratic Party is now center stage — and insisting one of their own be Biden's vice presidential candidate.

Trump vs.  Biden on America Past and Present.  Presidential elections are typically contests between politicians with unambiguously positive views of the United States and competing ideas about how to improve it.  This year, however, we must choose between two people with competing perspectives about whether a positive view of our country is even possible.  President Trump believes the United States is a great nation founded by great men upon whose work we can build an even greater future.  His challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, believes the United States has fallen far short of the ostensible principles of its hypocritical founders and that the only way forward is to fundamentally transform it according to some ill-defined vision of social justice.

Report: Hunter Biden Still Owns Ten Percent Stake in Chinese Private Equity Firm.  Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, appears to have kept his ten percent stake in an international private equity firm with ties to the Chinese government, months after resigning from the company's board of directors.  Biden, a one time lobbyist who reinvented himself as an international businessman during his father's tenure in the Obama administration, officially resigned from the board of Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in October 2019.  His departure came amid scrutiny of Biden's overseas dealings after President Donald Trump's urging of Ukraine to probe his ties to one of its top energy conglomerates.

Will Joe Biden Sign a Pledge to Protect American Monuments?  It shouldn't have to get to this point, but here it goes:  We need a written pledge to protect our statues and monuments.  That is, a written document for politicians to sign, if they wish, pledging to protect public order and the dignity of our society.  Yes, of course, desecration and destruction are already illegal, but as we know, many elected officials have chosen to turn a blind eye — or, in some cases, have actively supported — vandalism of statues and monuments.

The Editor says...
It is especially important to get this in writing from Joe Biden, whose relationship with the truth is not especially reliable, and who might not remember making this agreement a week after he signs it.

Biden says he is going to 'transform' the nation if elected.  Joe Biden tweeted Sunday night [7/5/2020] that if he gets elected, his administration "won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it," raising speculation online about what exactly in the country will be transformed. [...] Biden's tweet did not specify what exactly he means by transforming the country.  His critics from the left have expressed concern that he served in the upper echelon of government for over 40 years and didn't help solve these major issues in the past.  His critics from the right insist that a Biden White House will take marching orders from the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the party.

The Editor says...
The article above should have started out, "Joe Biden — or someone acting on his behalf — tweeted Sunday night..."

Pocket-lining Joe is now Mr. 'Strategic Empathy' on China, according to NYT.  Corrupt Joe Biden, who used his office to enrich himself and his family, to say the least, is now the foreign policy maven, particularly on China. [...] Here's the second problem: this apparent media makeover for Joe, painting him as the great personal-touch diplomat who can get along with everyone, is clearly the new party line being promoted in the press, and we can expect to see lockstep echoing of this embarrassing face-lift.  The JournoList talking points have gone out, and now the shots are fired.  As those shots went out, attempting to boost Joe while taking down Trump, the Chicoms themselves have been very active, too.  Just days ago, according to a report in the Daily Caller, the Chinese investment firm that made Hunter a very rich man has quietly removed Hunter's name as a board member.  That's to help Joe win his presidential bid, for sure, which ought to make voters wary, given whose interests are being boosted.  Worse still, the Caller reports, they allowed him to keep his sizable stake in the company — worth millions, at least.

Biden Makes a Promise That Should Worry Everyone.  While the media continue to insist that Joe Biden is a picture of moderation, he continues to tell us who he really is.  The formerly self-proclaimed "most liberal" senator has continually embraced the left-wing base of the Democrat party, failing to condemn even the most obvious anti-American outbursts.  Now, the Democrat presidential candidate is making this promise.  ["]We're going to beat Donald Trump.  And when we do, we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it.["]  Putting aside the fact that Biden almost certainly doesn't have the capacity to consistently write his own tweets, one is left wondering exactly what he plans to transform "this nation" into.  Given how much the nation has already been transformed over the last several months, with the continued tolerance of the destruction of cities and America's history, the promise of some higher level of radicalism coming should worry everyone.

Do Never-Trump Republicans Know How Liberal Joe Biden Has Become?  President Donald Trump causes people to do the strangest things, but none is as strange as the growing determination by some Republicans to get Joe Biden elected in November, even as Biden moves further and further leftward.  We aren't the only ones who've noticed that, while the country is fixated on the coronavirus panic-demic and race riots, Biden's agenda has shifted sharply to the socialist side of the spectrum.

Jobs Not Mobs.  Voters have a clear choice this November.  If you want mobs vandalizing stores, destroying public property and setting churches on fire, then vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who has spent the majority of his time hiding out in his Delaware basement while our country has been in flames in the aftermath of the George Floyd tragedy.  If you scroll through Uncle Joe's Twitter feed from the past several weeks, you'll notice he hasn't condemned the burning of St. John's Episcopal Church by violent protestors.  He hasn't denounced the heinous assaults and killings of police officers that have taken place throughout the country.  Nor has he said a peep about the brutal murder of civilians — including teenagers — shot and killed in the Seattle CHOP zone controlled by armed left-wing anarchists.  And he certainly hasn't called upon Democratic mayors and governors to get their ransacked cities and states under control.

Biden Campaign Refuses To Release Cognitive Test Results.  Its been three days now since former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that he's been "tested and am constantly tested" for cognitive decline.  The media has, unsurprisingly, swept this story under the rug, but the candidate's claim still raises a lot of questions.  Who's been doing these assessments?  Why are we only hearing about these "constant" tests after the cognitive question has plagued the campaign for well over a year?  And most importantly, Biden never actually said what any of the results were.  So what were they?  The Biden Campaign has not responded to The Federalist's request for those results.

Joe Biden's Claims of Cognitive Tests Unclear as Campaign Hides Results.  Joe Biden told reporters on Wednesday [7/1/2020] he has taken a cognitive test, used to detect mental issues, but his campaign will not specify what exactly that means or if it will release the results of whatever test he took — if he actually took a test.  "I've been tested and I'm constantly tested," Biden said when asked at his first press conference in three months if he is experiencing cognitive decline issues.

Joe Biden:  I Support Abortion 'Under any Circumstance'.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the odds-on future president of the United States, has declared and guaranteed his support of abortion "under any circumstance."  "Republicans in state legislatures will stop at nothing to get rid of Roe — and we have to be just as strong in our defense of it."  said Biden, commenting after the Supreme Court's decision to blow up a Louisiana law that required abortion providers to have to admit privileges at local hospitals, saying it created an unconstitutional undue burden for patients seeking an abortion.

Joe Biden Ad:  Business Owner Attacks Trump's Pandemic Response, Doesn't Mention Her $27,000 PPP Loan.  A Joe Biden campaign ad features a woman who says President Donald Trump "left the American people behind" in his handling of the coronavirus outbreak — without mentioning a relief loan she received to keep her business afloat.  Tiffany Easley, owner of NV My Eyewear, an optometry and eyewear store in Philadelphia, PA, received a $27,000 forgivable loan from the federal government via the administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Why Biden's Lead Will Evaporate.  [Scroll down]  First, consider the DNC wants to fulfill Biden's desire for a black female VP nominee.  The current BLM situation makes that choice a near certainty.  Speculation is strong that Biden will not last the full four years of his potential presidency.  His fading mental acuity, deeply troubling to many, adds to this uncertainty.  This elevates the significance of the VP candidate in a fashion rarely seen in a presidential campaign.  But the impact on election outcome of any individual running mate, has been limited.  Hillary Clinton did not lose because she picked Tim Kaine and John McCain lost on his own merits, not those of Sarah Palin.  This year the DNC is desperately searching for someone, anyone, who can fit the bill:  black, experienced, a good campaigner, and one who will attract independent voters.

Trump Campaign Unveils Hard-Hitting Ad Against Biden.  The Trump campaign hammered Joe Biden on Thursday for supporting radical Marxist Black Lives Matter militants who are working to defund the police.  Biden claims he doesn't support the movement to defund the police, however he supports Black Lives Matter and other far-left organizations pushing to defund and defang police departments.  Black Lives Matter and other Biden allies are working to replace the police with Sharia patrol, Black Panthers, La Raza and other anti-white, anti-Christian social justice enforcers.

A Black Running Mate Won't Save Biden.  Public opinion polls appear to portend a Biden victory in November, but the former Vice President will almost certainly succumb to the same affliction that brought about Hillary Clinton's electoral demise — anemic enthusiasm among minorities.  No Democrat can win without the robust backing of this bloc of voters, and Biden's dubious record on racially sensitive issues combined with more recent blunders, has rendered this support noticeably tepid.

Jill Biden Claims Husband Is a 'Moderate'; Joe Biden Disagrees.  Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, told The View this week that her husband is a "moderate."  Oddly, that is a label that the former Vice President has rejected in the past.  And today, Joe Biden is a "revolutionary."  Last April, shortly before he entered the race, reporters suggested that Biden was a "moderate" and not a "progressive."  He fired back:  "For my whole career, I wish had been labeled in Delaware for the seven times I ran as a moderate.  I was never labeled as a moderate."  Moreover, Biden is not moving back to the center, as candidates typically do after securing their party's nomination.  Instead, he is moving left.

Biden Trots Out Small Business Owner Who Got Thousands in Gov't Assistance to Argue Trump Isn't Helping Small Business.  A new campaign video from Joe Biden features a small business owner who says the Trump administration did nothing to help her during the coronavirus pandemic.  Unmentioned is that she received thousands through the administration's Paycheck Protection Program.  Tiffany Easley, who owns NV My Eyewear in Philadelphia, received a forgivable $27,000 loan during the first phase of the program in April, she disclosed to local news outlet BillyPenn.  She disclosed the same to Biden during a June 11 roundtable he held in Philadelphia, telling him her major concern was creating safe conditions for her furloughed staff to come back into the store.  But the disclosure is missing from the video testimonial Easley provided for the Biden campaign, in which she says the administration made "everything worse."

Joe Biden delays VP pick again:  A secret civil war among Democrats?  After all that time in the basement, not doing very much, Joe Biden still can't quite decide who his runnng mate is going to be. [...] Every last one of them is bound to alienate a large portion of his electorate, driving a lot of them to stay home or heaven forbid, switch to Trump.  Biden is currently leading in the polls, and whoever he picks is bound to splinter that lead or else nullify it as enthusiasm fizzles.

The Soviet Model of the Biden Administration.  Former Vice President Joe Biden's unsteady demeanor at his first press conference in nearly three months on Tuesday [6/30/2020] reinforced the idea that he is not going to be in charge of his own administration if he is elected president in November.  The Biden administration will be run behind the scenes by a mixture of old establishment hands and young radicals.  In effect, it will pursue the policies of Bernie Sanders, with the personnel of Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Biden Confuses Deaf Interpreter.  Incoherent words muttered by a senile old man are impossible to translate.  Look at her face.  Hilarious.  [Video clip]

To a Democrat, skin color matters more than anything else.
About that running mate: 72% of Democrats in USA TODAY poll say it's 'important' Biden pick woman of color.  Seven of 10 Democrats in the new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll say it is important to them that presumptive nominee Joe Biden picks a woman of color as his running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket this fall.  A third of Democrats, among both Black and white Americans, call it "very important."  The potential contender who generates the most enthusiasm as a vice presidential nominee among those surveyed is California Sen. Kamala Harris, followed by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  Many of the other possibilities reportedly being vetted by the Biden campaign aren't familiar enough to be rated by most of those surveyed.

Move on — to the 77-year-old white guy?
MoveOn endorses Joe Biden, a sign that progressives are embracing him.  The influential online liberal organization MoveOn endorsed Joe Biden for president Wednesday, a sign that progressives are starting to warm to his candidacy.  Biden won the support of 82% of MoveOn members, which counts 13 million people on its mailing list.  He is the fourth presidential candidate that the organization has endorsed in its 20-year history, after Barack Obama (twice) and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary.  MoveOn declined to reveal how many members voted.

Joe Biden Owns The Democratic Party's Insanity.  In New York City, shootings have skyrocketed over the past few weeks to levels not seen since what we refer to as "the bad old days."  Teenagers are being senselessly killed in our streets.  What is the Democratic Party's answer to this?  They are stripping a billion dollars from the $6 billion budget of the New York Police Department in a display of virtue signaling that will lead to bullet holes in black and brown bodies.  As Democrats across the country plot to defund the police and tear down statues of great Americans, as they cower to mobs that set up "autonomous zones" where people are raped and murdered, Joe Biden is hiding behind his mask.  Every single time a racist or bigot says they support Donald Trump, the media demands the president denounce them.  Why isn't that same media demanding Biden denounce the Jacobin mobs destroying our cities?

Secret Service Records Show Hunter Biden Did Not Travel to Ukraine Before Burisma Appointment.  Recently made public Secret Service records indicate that Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, did not travel to Ukraine prior to his appointment to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, one of the country's top energy conglomerates.  The documents, which were received through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative-leaning group Judicial Watch, show the younger Biden took 411 domestic and international flights between 2009 and 2014.  The secret service provided protection for Biden on each of those flights and potentially more, as the records only cover the period from June 2009 to May 2014.

Biden Campaign Asks Facebook To Censor President Trump's Posts.  The Biden campaign doesn't believe Facebook is doing enough to censor President Trump.  In a letter to Facebook's vice president for global affairs and communications Nick Clegg on Monday, Biden's campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon criticized the tech giant for "haggling" with the White House and requesting "edits and deletions" of Trump's posts about the George Floyd protests, rather than removing them entirely.  She specifically asked Facebook to remove posts from President Trump that suggest a connection between mail-in ballots and voter fraud.  Dillon insisted that such posts were unfounded and constituted voter suppression.  Meanwhile, in a special election in New Jersey last month nearly a fifth of ballots collected were discovered to be fraudulent.

Biden Will Not Hold Campaign Rallies Due to COVID19 Threat.  Former Vice President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that his campaign would not hold any public rallies ahead of the general election, citing the threat of the coronavirus.  Biden, who has made few public appearances in recent months because of the pandemic, told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware that his campaign would not take the risk associated with potentially spreading the virus at rally-style events.

The Editor says...
Mr. Biden "has made few public appearances in recent months" because he is a senile old man who barely knows if he's awake or asleep.  His handlers aren't afraid of his fans spreading a virus, they're afraid nobody will show up!

Victor Davis Hanson phrases it so much more effectively:
The Strategies of Dementia Politics.  Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate.  Understandably, his handlers have kept him out of sight.  He stays off the campaign trail on the pretext of the virus and his age-related susceptibility to COVID-19 morbidity.  I say "pretext" without apology.  Quarantine should not have otherwise stopped Biden over the past three months from doing daily interviews, speeches, and meetings.  But each occasion, however scripted, rehearsed, and canned, would only have offered further daily proof that Biden is cognitively unable to be president or indeed to hold any office.

Biden Faces No Questions About Michael Flynn Probe During His First Press Conference In Three Months.  Former Vice President Joe Biden held his first press conference with reporters in nearly three months, but faced no questions about recent revelations about his interest in Michael Flynn during the presidential transition period in early 2017.  Last week, attorneys for Flynn disclosed notes taken in early January 2017 that suggested that Biden brought up an obscure law called the Logan Act that the FBI cited to continue an investigation against Flynn. [...] In an interview last month, Biden downplayed his role in any investigation of Flynn.  "I was aware that they asked for an investigation, but that's all I know about it," Biden told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in a May 12 interview.  He has not been directly asked about the Strzok notes.

Biden's Puffballs From the Press.  Everything about the June 30 press conference with Joe Biden underlines how the snarling, vicious watchdogs of the Trump administration will transform into cuddly little lapdogs if Biden is elected president.  Biden began with a 20-minute speech, and CNN and MSNBC ran the whole speech live.  These networks often refuse to air White House press briefings and try not to give free air time to President Donald Trump ... just as CNN and MSNBC refused to air 96% of Trump's Tulsa rally.  Then came the questions.  The one that would seriously cause the president to tear out chunks of his hair came from Mike Memoli of NBC News.  It can be summed up as this:  "You have a sizable lead.  How do you keep winning?"  By their softball questions, the press is signaling this question:  "And what can we do to help?"

Biden says he won't hold rallies due to coronavirus.  Contrasting himself with President Trump, presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday said that he won't be holding campaign rallies going forward due to the coronavirus.  When asked if would hold large-scale rallies — which public health experts warn against — Biden told reporters:  "I'm going to follow the docs' orders.  Not just for me but for the country.  And that means I'm not going to be holding rallies."  And the former vice president — holding a news conference for the first time in nearly three months — acknowledged that latest "polling data is very good."  But with more than four months to go until the November election, Biden also said "it's really early" and said he didn't "want to jinx myself."

The Editor says...
Someone (other than me, of course) should offer an annual grand prize for the lamest and least-believable excuses put forth by a politician.  Joe Biden (or whoever speaks for him now) would be this year's winner.

White men need not apply.
Biden compiling list of potential Black women nominees for the Supreme Court.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he's compiling a list of Black women who could be nominees to the Supreme Court.  "We are putting together a list of a group of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be in the court," Biden said during a press conference in Delaware.  "I am not going to release that until we go further down the line of vetting them."  President Trump and Republicans have been pressuring Biden to release a list of judges he's considering as Supreme Court nominees.

Old Joe Biden Reveals During Presser that All of his Questions were Pre-planned!  The puppet show was going so well.  Why did Joe have to blow it?  Joe Biden had a rally with far left media lackeys on Tuesday [6/30/2020].  The media event was held in Wilmington, Delaware.  The media was polite, respectful, never interrupted, and asked their pre-planned questions.  Just like they treat President Trump, right?  Despite all of the pre-planning to prove Joe is still a viable candidate, Old Joe let the cat out of the bag.

Trump Needs to Run a 1972 Nixon-Style Campaign.  The media is so far into the pocket of the Democratic party that they are willing to cover for anything Biden says and does, no matter how ludicrous his gaffes, no matter how confused he appears to be.  With each bumbling performance, they continue to protect him as though they were preserving the sanctity of a saint.  When a former Biden staffer who worked for him while he was in the Senate claimed this past March that he had sexually assaulted her in 1993, Biden remained silent for weeks before emphatically denying the allegation.  He did so only after the media had finally acknowledged the existence of her accusation.  Unlike when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault during his senate confirmation hearing, nearly two years earlier, the media and their Democratic allies reached a much quicker verdict for Biden — not guilty.

Joe Biden Claims, Without Evidence, He's Taken Cognitive Function Test.  Joe Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he's taken a cognitive functioning test which, if true, must have occurred sometime in the last 6 months.  Biden was attempting to exit his speech-turned-press conference, and the last question was from Doug McKelway of Fox News, who asked if the presumptive Democrat nominee has been tested "for some degree of cognitive decline?"  "I've been tested and I'm constantly tested," Biden responded.

Joe Biden Refuses to Release Names of Potential Supreme Court Nominees.  Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he would not release his list of potential Supreme Court nominees.  The presumptive Democrat nominee, somehow, blamed President Trump for his lack of transparency.

NBC & ABC Hawk Biden Campaign Propaganda Disguised as Children's Book.  Apparently Joe Biden called up NBC's 3rd Hour Today show and ABC's Good Morning America to tell the broadcasts to let his wife, Jill Biden, appear for softball interviews and sell campaign propaganda disguised as a children's book.  On Tuesday [6/30/2020], the two morning shows obviously agreed, conducting embarrassing segments with the former Second Lady designed to manipulate viewers — and their children — into supporting her husband in the 2020 election.  On NBC, co-host Craig Melvin was delighted to be able to do his part in supporting the Biden campaign:  "And welcome back, it has been a busy few months for former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden. [...]"

Jill Biden: 'A lot of Republicans' told me on campaign trail they're 'going to vote for Joe'.  Jill Biden said Tuesday that "a lot of Republicans" on the campaign trail told her that they're going to vote for her husband, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  "From what I've seen, a lot of Republicans are going to vote for Joe," Jill Biden said during an interview on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday [6/30/2020].

Joe Biden Inadvertently Reveals During Disastrous Press Conference Why Handlers Keep Him in the Basement.  Joe Biden gave a rare public speech in his home state of Delaware today and afterwards took questions from reporters in what ended up proving to be a disastrous press conference.  Various video clips from the presser showed Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, at times appearing out of sorts and unsure of himself.  In one clip, Biden awkwardly admits he was given a list of reporters to call on by his campaign staffers.

These Are the Biden Rallies.  In the recent commentary on Joe Biden's response to the Lululemon Left's protests in D.C. and Brooklyn, a consensus appears to have surfaced.  They tell us Joe Biden is keeping the politically appropriate distance from the protesters and their acts of widespread public vandalism and violence, and his aim is to remain squarely focused on those suburban voters outside of Philly, Pittsburgh and elsewhere.  There will be no mass rallies for Joe Biden this year, and that's not because of the coronavirus.  It's because Biden can't command those types of crowds, except maybe for one or two well-hyped events in late October with enough celebrities and musicians to arouse attendees.  Joe Biden is no longer the left's representative, and not just because, it brings me no joy to say this, Biden is likely incapable of being anyone's representative or being the one roused for that 3 a.m. phone call.

Poll: 20% of Democrats 'think Biden has dementia,' 38% among all voters.  Joe Biden's gaffes and mumblings are catching up to him with his own base of voters, with one-fifth believing he has dementia, according to a new survey.  Rasmussen Reports revealed in new data shared with Secrets that 20% of Democrats believe he suffers from the debilitating disease.  Many more Republicans, 66%, agree.  Overall, 38% believe Biden has dementia, likely driven by his misstatements during speeches and Zoom events.  Seniors are the age group most likely to think Biden is suffering from dementia, said the Rasmussen analysis.

Don't hold your breath for Joe Biden's Sister Souljah moment.  Sure, Biden has been quiet, relative to Trump — who isn't? — but he hasn't been totally basement-bound.  The former vice president has been venturing out for socially distanced local speeches.  He gave one on healthcare in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday, stopped off in the Pennsylvania towns of Yeadon and Darby the week before, and hosted an economic round table in Philadelphia on June 11.  But his post-lockdown approach hasn't come close to the bluster of, say, a 6,000-person rally in Tulsa.  When contrasted with the visceral and vocal protest movement that's swept the country over the last month, Biden seems practically mute.

Media Learned Nothing after their 2016 Polling Disaster.  [Scroll down]  This must be it for Trump and his supporters.  How can Trump overcome a double-digit deficit to the Democrat candidate?  Just look at Trump's Tulsa rally with empty seats despite over a million ticket requests.  First the virus, then protests and riots, now anarchy in Democrat run cities as the new normal for America, all destroying the Trump presidency.  The latest chapter in the NeverTrump manifesto, starting with Russian collusion and Mueller, to Stormy and Avenatti, Omarosa and Scaramucci, Bolton and Mattis, each one supposedly the end of Trump.  Not widely discussed were the 7.7 million Tulsa rally viewers on Fox News, setting a Saturday ratings record, not to mention those watching on other internet video platforms.  After the media spent the previous week predicting illness or death for anyone foolish enough to brave the Trump rally, and attendees were threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters, many chose to stay home avoiding getting beaten up or worse.  Joe Biden gave a speech in a gymnasium, drawing perhaps a few dozen.

Joe Biden:  H-1B Foreign Workers 'Built this Country'.  Joe Biden told NBC News that he would immediately lift President Donald Trump's June 22 moratorium on the inflow of H-1B contract workers if he wins the 2020 election.  Trump "ended H1B visas the rest of this year," Biden said in a June 27 town hall meeting organized by NBC News.  "That will not be in my administration."  "The people coming on these [H-1B] visas have built this country," Biden added.  "He said the H-1Bs built this country?  So the country didn't exist before 1998?  That is interesting," responded Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA.

More Horrible News For Biden Campaign — Trump Is Up In Wisconsin and Biden Can Barely Win a Primary with No Competition.  The Biden campaign is in a horrible spot.  Their candidate couldn't hold a job in the US doing anything due to his horrible decline in health and increasing dementia.  He can't afford to hold a rally because he'll mess up and say something crazy.  He looks weak and feeble and so he stays in his basement where he at least won't misstate something again.  Now the reality of of the Biden situation has appeared.  For one, Biden can barely win a Democrat primary, despite being the only candidate in the field.

Economist Stephen Moore Warns Of Biden 'Left-Wing' Agenda.  "[I]f Biden were to win the election, your voting not just for Joe Biden, but for a very left-wing economic agenda that would potentially do serious harm," Moore said.  "Those are the factors that make investors very nervous right now.  And you can see it with the performance of the stock market this week."  He added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., would effectively be "co-president" in a Biden administration.  "You've got Democrats running for higher taxes. ... What happened to the moderate wing of the Democratic Party?  It's silent," he said.

Secret Service provided security for Hunter Biden on 400-plus trips during Obama years.  Hunter Biden has already made headlines with his pursuit of global business, raising questions about conflicts of interests by landing lucrative deals in Ukraine and China while his father Joe was vice president.  And now it's his proclivity for globetrotting travel that is garnering attention.  The son of the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee in waiting used Secret Service protection on at least 411 international and domestic trips during the Obama years, according to records released this month under the Freedom of Information Act to the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.  The records show Hunter Biden made at least 29 international trips between January 2009 and July 2014 and hundreds more criss-crossing the United States.

Was Biden Cancer Initiative Another Financial Funnel for Biden's Friends?  Following the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer in 2015, former Vice President Joe Biden took over an Obama program called Cancer Moonshot.  When he left the Obama administration, he renamed it the Biden Cancer Initiative (BCI).  BCI had lofty goals:  to "improve the cancer journey ... and improve outcomes for all patients" suffering from the disease.  It wasn't a grant-making machine but instead, according to press releases and its website, focused on coordinating data on cancer research between various entities to speed up the process of finding a cure for cancer.  The first clue that this was an impossible goal and possibly simply just a cover to funnel big salaries to Biden friends came from the New York Times' review of the whole "moonshot" idea:  "While Mr. Biden's focus had already made some meaningful difference ... the chances of reaching a moment of victory as the analogy 'moonshot' suggests seem entirely unrealistic."

Biden slammed after wrongly saying 'we have over 120 million dead from COVID'.  Republicans are slamming Joe Biden after the presumptive Democratic nominee made a verbal gaffe during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania and said 120 million people had died from the novel coronavirus.  "People don't have a job, people don't know where to go, they don't know what to do," Biden said Thursday [6/25/2020].  "Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID."

Joe Biden:  I Will Force Americans to Wear Masks in Public.  Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday [6/25/2020] that he would compel Americans to wear masks in public if elected president.  In an interview with Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, Biden said that he would use federal power to "mandate" masks.

Hmm: First Biden's Mind Fails and Then the Live Stream?  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee spoke on health care at an event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday [6/25/2020].  An entire event dedicated to health care and the subject of dementia never came up.  Biden, who confuses his wife for his sister, hopes to position himself as the go-to expert on the coronavirus.  To demonstrate his profound knowledge on the subject, Biden familiarized himself with the latest statistics on the disease.  "You have, unnecessarily, now we have over 120 million dead from COVID," Biden declared.  Only the death toll is nowhere near that amount thanks, in large part, to Trump's travel restrictions on China in the early days of the pandemic.  Restrictions that Joe Biden and the Democrats opposed.  Around 126,000 deaths in the United States have been attributed to the disease.

Biden's Basement Strategy:  Just Say Nothing.  Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  This vindicates the strategy Biden's advisers have adopted:  Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences.  Trot him out to recite carefully scripted messages for the cameras.  Then lead him back to his stall.  This enables Biden to avoid the blazing questions that are dividing not only Democrats and Republicans but liberals and leftists.  And most of these issues touch on the explosive subject of race.

The Left's Idea of Bringing Us Together.  Earlier this month, former Defense Secretary James Mattis whined:  "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people.  Instead, he tries to divide us."  Apparently, Mattis wasn't alive when Barack Obama was president.  His quest for unity started as a candidate, when he described Middle Americans as bitterly clinging to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiments — in other words, as fanatics, gun nuts and xenophobes.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the left's unity candidate — heaping calumny on the heads of "deplorables" (bitter-clingers 2.0).  Now comes Joe Biden, who said at an April fundraiser that Trump voters, "really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad."  So, if you're tired of illegals streaming across the border, Dems say you believe Mexicans are all rapists and if you're critical of the way Muslim countries treat Christians, to Dems, it's the same as saying, "all Muslims are bad."  Naturally, no one in the establishment media denounced this slander.

2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry.  The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues.  It is not anymore.  Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in November.  The left had cited Trump's tweets and erratic firings as windows into his dark soul.  The right had replied that an addled and befuddled Joe Biden was not really a candidate at all.  Instead, he was a mere facsimile who would have to be carried to Election Day on the shoulders of the Democratic Party, only shortly to fade away.  Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda through succession that she could not through election.

The Biden Campaign is Missing Only 2 Exciting Things:  A Direction and a Candidate.  Is Hidin' Joe Biden the 1994 Crime Bill guy, or the #BLM and antifa guy?  The former veep and alleged Democratic presidential nominee might be up in the polls, but his campaign is being pulled in two impossible directions with a rudderless candidate stuck in the middle with little to do.  It isn't easy to feel sympathy for someone like Biden, who has somehow grown rich without ever producing a good or service in the private sector.  The man who used his public "service" to enrich his talentless and ethically challenged son.  The man who can't seem to keep his hands and nose off women who are not his wife, regardless of age or obvious discomfort.  The man who lies so casually and without consequence about his record and his life.  The man who turned his first wife's tragic auto-accident death into a catapult for his own career, while publicly accusing the innocent driver of the other car of being drunk at the time.  You know, the guy currently getting a pass from the race-obsessed Democrat-Media Complex for his past protection of segregated private schools.

Wall Street executives brace for a potential Biden win as Trump fades in polls.  Finance executives are now bracing for Joe Biden to potentially win the presidency as Donald Trump slides in national and swing-state polls.  Various current and former Wall Street financiers, analysts, lobbyists, lawyers and political advisors with banking clients spoke to CNBC about how the industry is bracing for a possible Biden win.  Some spoke on the record, others decided to discuss on the condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the issue.

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Really?  All Joe Biden has to do is hide in his basement and watch the riots, and he wins an election?  That's hard to believe.  Aside from that, anyone who makes financial decisions based on political polls (five months before the election) is probably making an error.

Biden backed brutal bankruptcy bill in 2005.  In 1999, then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) declared, "I'm not the senator from MBNA."  Apparently, Biden felt it was necessary to clarify that he did not exclusively represent credit card giant MBNA because his constituents were thoroughly confused, based on his track record of being a shill for credit card companies located in the First State.  Then, six years later, Biden inserted his foot directly into his mouth (again) when he championed the notorious (and ill-named) Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). [...] In short, BAPCPA was a terrible bill that favored credit card companies, big banks, and millionaires over working-class borrowers.  It also is solely responsible for the fact that student loan debt is totally impossible to dismiss — even after one has declared bankruptcy.  Wait a minute, I thought Joe Biden was the consummate defender and advocate of the working class and oppressed.  Far from it.  In reality, Biden's political career of more than four decades was predicated upon protecting the interests of credit card companies.

Biden Cancer Nonprofit Paid Its Top Execs Millions.  It Spent Little to Eradicate Cancer.  One of several nonprofits Joe Biden created following his tenure in the White House, the Biden Cancer Initiative paid top executives lavishly, with salaries comprising nearly 65 percent of its total expenditures.  That is well above the 25 percent charity watchdogs recommend nonprofits spend on administrative overhead and fundraising costs combined.  The nonprofit raised and spent $4.8 million over its two years in operation, its 2017 and 2018 tax forms show.  Slightly more than $3 million of that amount went to salaries, compensation, and benefits.  At the same time, the group spent just $1.7 million on all of its other expenses.  A bulk of this cash — $740,000 — was poured into conferences, conventions, and meetings.  It did not cut a single grant to any other group or foundation during its two-year run.

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Since at least the 1960's, Americans have been soaked by a number of organizations, and lied to by politicians, all pledging to eradicate cancer.  A cure for cancer is always right around the corner.  Researchers, we are constantly told, are at the doorstep of a major breakthrough, if only the American people could just cough up another few million dollars.  Save your money.  Even if they know what cures cancer, they have an enormous monetary incentive to keep it quiet.

Obama and Biden were up to their necks in the Flynn persecution.  On Wednesday [6/24/2020], news broke that was so big that (at least as of this writing) both the New York Times and the Washington Post ignored it:  Barr's DOJ finally forced the FBI to release Comey's debriefing of the January 5, 2017 meeting that led to the General Flynn persecution.  The notes, which Peter Strzok wrote based on a conversation with Comey, show Obama directing the FBI to investigate General Flynn using "the right people," while Biden came up with the idea that Flynn should be prosecuted under the Logan Act, an old, unconstitutional law that is inapplicable to a national security advisor.  As well as showing a White House conspiracy against the incoming administration, the notes also reveal that Susan Rice's bizarre inauguration email to herself was false and that Biden lied to Americans about his involvement.  Although heavily redacted, the portion of the notes that the DOJ released to the public is unambiguous.

Biden's Mental Capacity:  The Emerging Issue.  Everyone who pays attention has known for a while that Joe Biden, never an intelligent man, is in a state of cognitive decline.  This is why the Democrats have been happy to keep him out of sight in his basement for the last several months.  Most voters are barely aware of Biden's condition, if at all.  But that inevitably will change.  A pro-Trump PAC has taken on the issue of Biden's dementia directly, in this ad:  [Video clip]  The ad is fairly hard-hitting, but from Biden's perspective, it could be worse.  There are more such ads to come.

Is there any question?
Pro-Trump super PAC rolls out ad questioning whether Biden has dementia.  A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump released an advertisement Wednesday questioning whether former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is suffering from a form of dementia that could hurt his ability to govern the United States.  "Does Joe Biden have the mental capacity to keep America safe?" asks a narrator in the ad, titled "Lost His Mind."  The ad, which is slated to run on social media and TV nationwide, was released by pro-Trump super PAC, Committee to Defend the President.  The narrator continues questioning the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's mental fitness.  "Is Joe Biden in mental decline?  Does Joe Biden have dementia?" the narrator notes.  "In a world losing its mind, we don't need a president who's already lost his."

Biden signals willingness to use 'unfettered discretion' to reject pipelines.  Joe Biden is signaling he would make it difficult for developers to obtain federal permits to build fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines and liquefied natural gas export facilities, delivering on a key priority of environmental groups.  "There is virtually unfettered discretion there, so long as procedural safeguards are observed," said Glenn Schwartz, director of policy at Rapidan Energy Group, a consultancy firm.  As his chief tool to curb pipelines and LNG export terminals, Biden could require thorough and lengthy reviews to determine whether a project's economic value is outweighed by its contribution to climate change.

The Editor says...
Pipes don't change the weather.  If you believe they do, then you are an idiot.

Strzok Notes Reveal Obama Directed Flynn Investigation, Biden Raised Logan Act Violation.  Handwritten notes taken by former FBI agent Peter Strzok revealed that President Barack Obama directed the FBI to continue investigating Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn just weeks before he was to become President Trump's national security adviser, in a meeting during which Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Flynn violated the Logan Act.  Up until now, it had been unclear exactly how involved Obama was in the FBI investigation of Trump's national security adviser. [...] Obama himself directed that "the right people" investigate Flynn.

Trump Rally Laid Out Case Against Joe Biden.  No wonder Joe Biden is hiding in his basement.  He is going to need more than just a face mask to survive this campaign.  Somebody needs to get the guy a body cast after President Trump's rally in Tulsa on Saturday night.  It is not even elder abuse.  I mean, yeah, the guy is near 80 years old and he seems all talked out.  Vacant.  Lost.  And lonely.  But the problem isn't how long Mr. Biden has been alive.  The problem is how long he has been in Washington.  Or, as Mr. Trump described it, "four decades of betrayal, calamity and failure."

The Look on Obama's Face Says it All — Biden Makes Absolutely No Sense During Virtual Fundraiser.  This is why Obama told Joe Biden he didn't have to run for president.  The look on Obama's face said it all.  Biden made no sense on Tuesday (as usual) during a virtual fundraiser.  "Stop the cold war future that we're talking about.  We're talking about a peaceful cold war.  What are we talking about?" said Biden.

Fired NY prosecutor was given Biden-Ukraine allegations in 2018 but didn't follow up, emails show.  Could the impeachment scandal have been prevented if the now-fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman had followed up on Ukrainian allegations about Joe Biden and his family in 2018?  That's the tantalizing question raised by emails from fall 2018 between an American lawyer and the chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan that were obtained by Just the News.  The memos show that well before Ukrainian prosecutors reached out to Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, in 2019 to talk about the Bidens and alleged 2016 election interference they first approached Berman's office in New York in October 2018 via another American lawyer.

Joe Biden Refuses Trump's Request for More than Three Debates.  Joe Biden's campaign is refusing President Donald Trump's request to take part in more than three debates ahead of the general election in November.  Jen O'Malley Dillon, the former vice president's campaign manager, made the announcement on Monday [6/22/2020] in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, as first reported by the Washington Post.  In the letter, O'Malley Dillon informed the commission that Biden would only take part, as is custom, in three presidential debates.

Biden campaign agrees to 3 general election debates, slams Trump team for seeking more.  The Biden campaign has agreed to participate in three planned general election presidential debates in the fall, while slamming the Trump campaign's push for more debates as an "effort to change the subject" and "create a distracting 'debate about debates.'"  Joe Biden's campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon penned a letter, obtained by Fox News, to the Commission on Presidential Debates outlining the campaign's expectations for the debate schedule this fall.

Biden Voted to Protect Segregated Private Schools' Tax-Exempt Status.  Joe Biden voted to allow racially segregated private schools to keep their tax exempt status in the late '70s, a stance that put him at odds with the Carter administration and drew criticism from civil rights groups at the time.  Biden was among 54 senators who voted in 1979 to keep the "Dornan rider" — a provision that barred the IRS from revoking the tax-exempt status of segregated private schools, sometimes called "white flight academies," that had appeared in the wake of the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling integrating public schools.  Biden's vote is one of multiple instances in which the then-senator actively opposed federal school desegregation efforts in the 1970s and 1980s, a position that has raised problems for him at a time when the Democratic Party is grappling with unrest over historical racial inequalities.

Paris Dennard Blasts Joe Biden:  Democrats 'Have Put a Bigot at the Top of the Ticket'.  Paris Dennard told Breitbart News Saturday [...] that he expects the 2020 election to be a clear contrast between President Trump and Joe Biden, especially as it relates to delivering for black Americans.  Host Matt Boyle noted that, in Biden's time in the U.S. Senate, there were six resolutions that would have declared Juneteenth a national holiday, and Biden didn't so-sponsor a single one.

Democrats Hope COVID-19 Will Carry Joe Biden.  There is no history of 21st-century America that will not include analysis of the COVID-19 shutdowns.  Maybe a few will be truthful about their primary purpose: to separate President Trump from his supporters.  Anyone who is paying attention knows full well that Joe Biden cannot defeat President Donald Trump in any traditional way.  Not only is Trump a successful incumbent with a strong economy, which is always a formidable combo, but he is also the leader of a popular anti-globalist movement.  He has kept his promises, satisfied his 2016 voters, and expanded his base.  A senile has-been cannot hope to defeat a president in that position.

Biden's VP choice will be early test of fealty to the Left.  Biden's choice for vice president is perhaps more important than any in history.  Were he to win, he'd be 78 at his swearing-in.  That would make him older than President Ronald Reagan was when he left office, and it would mean that he'd be turning 80 midway through his first term.  As things stand, Biden seems to struggle to get through television interviews without stumbling.  And that's while conducting affairs mainly from his basement.  It's difficult to imagine what happens once he's forced to endure the stress and rigors of the presidency, which has been known to rapidly age even those much younger.

Biden campaign adviser weighs in on why former VP hasn't held news conference in nearly three months.  Former Vice President Joe Biden's senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders dodged a question of why the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has not held a news conference in 80 days.  Biden has maintained a relatively low profile on the campaign trail during the coronavirus pandemic, holding occasional virtual events, but has not addressed questions from national media either in person or online.  When asked about this by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, Sanders began by pointing to Biden's interactions with voters, not reporters.  "Just because we're campaigning virtually does not mean we are not meeting actual voters across the country," Sanders said.  "Vice President Biden has campaigned in Michigan and Florida.  Dr. [Jill] Biden has campaigned in Colorado and Texas.  So the reality is what we have been doing is following CDC guidelines."

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No, in reality Joe Biden is being sequestered, using the coronavirus as an excuse, because the Democrats can't afford to let the public see the rapidly-declining state Mr. Biden is in.  Hiding behind "CDC guidelines" and using the has-been coronavirus just isn't working.  The assertion that "Biden has maintained a relatively low profile" is one of the greatest understatements in the news media this month.  No presidential candidate in the last 40 years has (been) kept out of sight to the extent that Mr. Biden has.

Zogby Poll:  Majority of Voters Believe Joe Biden in 'Early Stages of Dementia'.  A shocking Zogby Analytics poll found a majority of voters believe presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden is "in the early stages of dementia."  The survey, released Wednesday [6/17/2020], said 55 percent of likely voters think "it was more likely that Vice President Biden is in the early stages of dementia, while 45 percent think it was less likely."

Is it really necessary to conduct a poll to document the obvious?
Republicans far more passionate about Trump than Democrats are about Biden:  Poll.  Fears that President Trump might win a second term are a significantly bigger motivator for Democratic voters than genuine enthusiasm for Joe Biden, a new national poll found.  The Fox News poll released on Thursday revealed that 61% of self-identified Democrats are planning to vote this November because they "fear the other candidate might win."  Just 33% said enthusiasm for Biden was their primary motivation for supporting the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee.  Democratic women are more concerned with Trump than Democratic men, with 67% citing fear of Trump as their main motivator.

76 days since Biden held a presser.  The last time Biden held a press conference 76 days ago consisted of 4 questions and lasted less than 15 minutes.  The last time Biden took questions in-person following public remarks?  March 2.  Why has Biden vanished?  Is it because Biden needs his team to prewrite his answers and load them into his Teleprompter?  Or is it because Biden's handlers have made the decision that the more America sees of Joe Biden, the worse off he is.

Deciphering Bidenese.  There is a brand-new game: decipher the rhetoric of Joe Biden, former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee for president.  American politics has never had a top politician who (apparently suffering from dementia) makes such wandering, incoherent, garbled comments.  The game he has inspired has two simple rules: (1) prune the gibberish and (2) add what is needed to make sense.

Biden's safe space — media all in for former VP in 2020.  On June 11, Joe Biden submitted himself to another warm bath of an interview — with comedian Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.  Liberals are always decrying "conspiracy theories" that upset them, but then indulge themselves with their own conspiracies.  In this interview, Noah suggested Biden might be denied the presidency by voter suppression.  "You may have respect and you may have people coming out in many places to vote for you.  But as we saw in Georgia just yesterday, if those people's votes aren't counted and if those people don't get the opportunity to vote, then your entire campaign may be moot."

Joe Biden:  The American people are stupid.  Michael Kinsley, who is one of the most perceptive observers of American politics, once said that a gaffe occurs in Washington when a politician reveals a truth that the politician did not intend to admit.  When Joe Biden said "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," he accidentally revealed a truth.  The truth he revealed had little to do with Black voters.  The truth he revealed was his contempt for all Americans.

Joe Biden Flakes Out Again.  [Video clips]

We have Biden's eulogy of the Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, Robert C. Byrd.  Joe Biden was a good friend of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd.  Biden eulogized Byrd when he died, claiming 'Bob' "elevated" the Senate but he left out the part where Byrd "exalted" the KKK.  He called KKK Byrd the "embodiment" of his state.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Has No Business Lecturing Americans About Race.  President Trump's visit to St.  John's Episcopal Church was a powerfully symbolic gesture of solidarity with everyone hurt by the recent lawlessness in many American cities led by Democrats, but Biden found fault with it.  The former vice president didn't extend any sympathy to Americans who have lost everything in recent days.  He doesn't understand entrepreneurship, he does not understand payroll and putting everything on the line to start a business to build a dream.  But President Trump does.  Biden didn't even urge local and state authorities to protect small black-owned businesses and innocent civilians from the unhinged Antifa criminals using peaceful demonstrators as cover for violent attacks, wanton destruction of property, and looting.  Of course, Biden has a long history of inflaming racial tensions for his own political benefit while ignoring the pleas of Americans desperate for genuine reforms.

Ukrainian Officials Uncover $6 Million Bribe Offer To End Probe Of Burisma Founder.  Ukrainian officials announced Saturday they intercepted a $6 million bribe offered to stop an investigation into the founder of Burisma Holdings, the energy firm that had Hunter Biden as a board member until 2019.  Artem Sytnyk, the head of Ukraine's national anti-corruption bureau (NABU), said at a press conference in Kyiv that $6 million in cash was recovered during a sting operation on Friday.  He said that three people were detained in the operation, including a Burisma employee and a current and former Ukrainian tax official, according to Reuters.  Sytnyk said that $5 million in bribe money was offered to NABU officials, and another $1 million was reserved for a middleman who brokered the deal.  It is the largest bribe attempt uncovered in Ukraine's history, he said.

Ukraine seizes $6 million cash bribe 'intended to stop corruption probe into founder of gas company that hired Hunter Biden'.  Ukrainian officials were allegedly offered $6 million in bribes to end a probe into the founder of Burisma — the energy company which once had Hunter Biden on its board.  Artem Sytnyk, head of Ukraine's national anti-corruption bureau (NABU), said three people had been detained, including one current and former tax official, over the bribe offer.  All are linked to former ecology minister Mykola Zlochevsky, who founded Burisma and has been living in exile amid a state probe of an embezzlement plot.

Massive bribe to stop Ukraine probe of Burisma founder intercepted.  Ukrainian officials on Saturday announced they intercepted a $6 million bribe attempt to stop a criminal investigation into the president of Burisma, the natural-gas company at the center of President Trump's impeachment investigation.  At a news conference, the officials displayed large bags of seized U.S. currency.  Ukraine's anti-corruption prosecutor Nazar Kholodnitsky said former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, who once held a board seat, was not complicit in the bribe attempt.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama's real-life 'Pajama Boy'.  [Scroll down]  Democrats in general might want Biden to stay in his cellar.  "Top Joe Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe told a videoconference meeting of Virginia Democrats ... that Democratic officials are broadly 'preferring' that Biden stay out of the limelight," Fox News reported.  But the image Biden is presenting is this:  A snowflakey old white dude, scared to face off against Trump, and scaring his own campaign team he might make yet another gaffe — like telling blacks they "ain't black" if they support this president.  Like saying between 10% and 15% of Americans are "not very good people."  Like standing up during his basement Skype interview to show his bottom half in pajama pants.  'Cause nothing says presidential like wondering if the wanna-be presidential guy has footies, right?

Joe Biden unveils [somebody else's] plan for reopening economy from coronavirus lockdown.  Joe Biden on Thursday rolled out a wide-ranging plan to reopen the US economy as states lift restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus — and also knocked President Trump for purportedly not having a detailed plan of his own.  "Trump has basically had a one-point plan:  Open businesses," Biden said Thursday [6/11/2020] at an economic roundtable in Philadelphia.  "It does nothing to keep workers safe, to keep businesses able to stay open, and secondly it does very little to increase consumer confidence."

The Editor says...
In that case, I'm behind President Trump.  Open the businesses, and forget about trying to keep everybody safe.  Safety is highly overrated, and if it comes at the expense of freedom, it is of no use.

Exploited Again — Financial Contributions to Black Lives Matter are Being Funneled to Biden Campaign.  Some smart sleuthing by Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters at The National Pulse shows the donations made to Black Lives Matter actually go to ActBlue.  From there ActBlue takes those contributions and sends them forward to the Joe Biden Campaign.

"Dementia Joe" Biden again struggles terribly at roundtable discussion.  This is why Biden's people are keeping "Dementia Joe" locked in his basement.  He can't put a sentence together, due to his buffoonery and worsening cognitive impairment.  Expect the Biden camp to try and weasel out of the debates.  You can't hide forever, Joe!

Joe Biden Trails Off Mid-Sentence, Fails to Read from Paper Statement.  Joe Biden suffered another brain freeze on Wednesday [6/10/2020] during a brief appearance in Philadelphia.  The presumptive Democrat nominee participated in a round table discussion about reopening after the coronavirus pandemic.

Stay in your hiding place, Joe, Democrats tell Biden.  When the coronavirus pandemic first shut down normal election season activities and kept Joe Biden from campaigning normally, Democrats fretted that the former vice president would not be able to garner enough attention to campaign effectively against President Trump.  But numerous recent polls that show the former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee with substantial leads over the president suggest the opposite:  Staying out of the limelight is good for Biden because the election is not about him.  It's about Trump and his missteps, and Biden is the generic Democratic alternative to another four years of the current administration.

The Editor says...
I'll gladly select "Trump and his missteps" over some guy who doesn't know where he is.

Here's Why Donald Trump Can't Wait to Debate Joe Biden.  Joe Biden has expressed confidence and even excitement at the prospect of debating Donald Trump, saying he can "hardly wait" and that he's "looking forward to it."  I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that Biden's campaign is actually quite terrified at the prospect of Biden facing Trump on a debate stage.  Just check out this clip of Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Thursday [6/11/2020], looking extremely presidential with a face mask hanging off his left ear, speaking during a roundtable event on reopening the economy:  [Video clip]

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Joe Biden is already off the rails.  By September or October, he may be in no condition to go out in public.

Joe Biden says military would intervene if Trump refused to leave White House.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he was "absolutely convinced" that the US military would intervene to remove President Trump from the White House if he lost his re-election bid and refused to leave.  Speaking during an interview on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Wednesday night [6/10/2020], the former vice president made the comment after being asked if he had ever considered the possibility of Trump refusing to concede the election and vacate the White House if he lost.  "Yes I have," Biden told Noah before the interview appeared to be edited and cut off.

Biden warns Trump will try to 'steal this election'.  Former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden issued a stark warning to voters about President Donald Trump, and his attempts to limit access to voting in November.  "This president's going to try to steal this election," Biden said in an interview with "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Wednesday night.  The comments came after the host asked Biden about the recent Georgia primary election which resulted in long lines for voters after issues with both in-person voting and vote by mail requests.

Biden reminds voters Trump made America great again.  Evidence continues to mount that Biden's staff is sabotaging his slim hope of being elected president.  That is the only reasonable explanation for his attack on President Donald John Trump's economy.  The script they gave Biden was that Obama handed over a perfect economy with a 4.9% unemployment rate.  In a press release, Biden said, "Trump inherited the longest economic expansion in history from the Obama-Biden administration, but like everything else he's inherited, he has squandered it."  Fact-check:  President Trump dropped taxes and dropped unemployment to 3.5%, its lowest in 50 years.

A 'Black Lives' pander by Democrats.  Joe Biden's video address to George Floyd's funeral was impressive — but only if you just landed from Mars.  With maudlin soundtrack and husky voice, the former vice president oozed empathy as he churned out empty platitudes about "racial justice" that are at odds with his personal history and the record of the Democratic Party he has represented for 47 years.  "I grew up with Catholic social doctrine which taught me that faith without works is dead," he said, "and you will know us by what we do."  OK, I accept the challenge.  Let us know Biden and his party by what they have done for black people in all the decades Dems have enjoyed a firm hold on their vote.  If they really cared about black lives, they would have tried to address the real reasons for black disadvantage.  They would worry about fatherlessness, the 70 percent of black children born to single mothers, the illiteracy that holds down black achievement, and drugs that blight black lives.

Biden attending high-roller fundraiser headlined by defund-the-police activist John Legend.  Joe Biden is set to attend a high-roller fundraiser Thursday evening [6/11/2020] headlined by anti-police activist John Legend, who has openly promised that he'll try to push the former vice president towards totally defunding law enforcement and adopting other far-left positions.

Five ways America would take a hard left under Joe Biden.  [Scroll down]  The fifth and final demonstration is Biden's approach to legal abortion.  Even his top cheerleader, the New York Times, has said, "his back and forth over abortion (has) become a hallmark of his political career."  A politician who touted his Catholicism, especially early in his career, Biden in 1982 voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to allow individual states to overturn the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v.  Wade decision that prevented the states from making abortion illegal.  Biden called it "the single most difficult vote I've cast as a U.S. senator."  It never passed the Senate and, in the following year when the vote came up again, Biden flipped his position and voted against it.  I guess it was too "difficult" to defend the right of his constituents in Delaware to define their own abortion regulations.

Biden Adviser Gets ZERO Questions About His Controversies On 'View'.  Joe Biden's senior adviser Symone Sanders appeared on The View Wednesday [6/10/2020] and didn't have to answer any questions that would put the Democrat presidential nominee in a negative light.  The hosts didn't ask her about Biden's latest racist gaffe or his sexual assault allegation.  Instead, The View hosts invited her to attack President Trump for using the Democrats' "defund the police" against them, and answer non-specific questions on how Biden will enact "change" and reach the progressive wing of his party.  Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, sounding like she herself worked for the Biden campaign, announced Sanders like this:  "Americans are out in the streets in force demanding change, and right now we are joined by a woman who plans to make sure that change happens."

Terry McAuliffe tells Democrats that Biden is 'fine in the basement'.  Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a video conference meeting with Democrats that Joe Biden should keep campaigning from his basement, where he has been remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.  McAuliffe made the remarks over the weekend during a "monthly breakfast" meeting of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee, according to Fox News, which obtained audio of the call.  "People say all the time, 'Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'" the former Democratic governor said during the Zoom call.  "He's fine in the basement.  Two people see him a day: his two body people.  That's it.  Let Trump keep doing what Trump's doing."

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Absolutely!  "Let Trump keep doing what Trump's doing."  For another four years!

Terry McAuliffe : Keep Biden "Locked in Basement", Let Media and Big Tech Construct Campaign.  A remarkable admission by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe during a campaign strategy call to DNC officials outlines the 2020 strategy for Joe Biden.  McAuliffe is one of the key professional Democrats dialed-in to the overall plan.  In a video-conference with Virginia democrats what McAuliffe outlines is what we are already seeing with the purposeful use of the George Floyd narrative and the pre-scripted video from the Biden/Clyburn campaign

The Floyd Finale — The Biden/Clyburn Push To Capitalize on Last Floyd Funeral.  If you've been following the week-long, highly political, three state grievance tour consisting of five funerals and viewings timed and located to maximize a 2020 political narrative; today [6/9/2020] is the culmination of the effort. [...] The media previously claimed funeral number four for George Floyd in Houston, Texas, would be a small private gathering of family and close friends and that's why Joe Biden would not be present to give his remarks in person.  As the Biden/Clyburn campaign explained to Reuters:  "He is not expected to attend the service to avoid any disruption to mourners that could be caused by his Secret Service protective detail."  That Biden/Clyburn claim was always transparently silly.  As you can see today from the funeral dozens of congresspersons, senators, state and national officials were included in a large made-for-television, live-broadcast, event that was not the least bit "private", "small" or reserved for close family and friends.  Instead it was what we expected it would be; a Joe Biden political rally exploiting the death of George Floyd.

Biden: I Want A 'Strong' Vice President Who Is 'Ready To Be President On Day One'.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told CBS News on Tuesday night that he wants to select a running mate "who is ready to be president on day one."  "It's really important that whomever you pick as a vice president agrees with you in terms of your philosophy of government and agrees with you on the systemic things that you wanna change," Biden said.

Biden 'absolutely' believes systemic racism is present in law enforcement.  Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged his belief that there is systemic racism embedded in law enforcement and other aspects of the country's institutionalized way of life.  The former vice president affirmatively stated, "Absolutely," after he was asked by CBS Evening News's Norah O'Donnell if he believes there is "systemic racism in law enforcement," on Tuesday [6/9/2020].  "Absolutely, but it's not just in law enforcement, it's across the board.  It's in housing, and it's in education, and it's in everything we do.  It's real.  It's genuine.  It's serious," Biden replied.  "Look, not all law enforcement officers are racist.  My lord, there are some really good, good cops out there.  But the way in which it works right now is — we've seen too many examples of it."

Report: Joe Biden Faces Major Enthusiasm Gap In Home State Of Pennsylvania.  Joe Biden was a Senator for Delaware before becoming Obama's VP but his home state is Pennsylvania.  You may have heard Biden referred to as 'Scranton Joe' in the past.  But now it's coming to light that he may not be able to deliver Pennsylvania to the Democrats this fall.  Trump won the state in 2016.

Biden in decline.  President Trump retweeted this April 2019 clip of Joe Biden on The View yesterday.  I hadn't seen it before and thought viewers might find it of interest. [...] Biden still appears to be operating at some substantial discount to his full mental capacity which, as many have observed, was not great to begin with.

Joe Biden is fully surrounded by well-armed guards 24/7, whether the local police exist or not.
Joe Biden Declines to Stand Up Against Democrat Calls to 'Defund Police'.  Joe Biden's campaign was asked Sunday about the demands for defunding the police, but he did not want to talk about it. [...] Reuters sought to determine where Joe Biden stands on the growing issue.  "A Biden campaign spokesman declined to comment," Reuters reported.  "Defund the police" has become a litmus test of sorts for far-left activists, and some Democrats are adding fuel to that fire.  Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) threw her support behind the idea, saying it was time to "disband" the Minneapolis police force and "reimagine" public safety.

Candidate Joe Biden Will Visit George Floyd Family Monday — Record Video for Third Floyd Funeral.  Yesterday the new black panderers organized a million Antifa march with the Black Lives Matter crowd in Washington DC. Unfortunately, they fell approximately 990,000 people short of the million person goal; only about 10,000 marchers present.  The window of exploitation & opportunity is closing even faster than we expected.  Not surprisingly the media hyped the thousands that did attend resulting in a skewed reality that was/is disconnected from the actual result.  In media you would think there was a massive alignment of social interests.  However, if you look at the reception rate for the message, there's a big disconnect.

On Being Pounded With Lies About 'Systemic' Racism in America.  [Scroll down]  After my decades-plus career at the Big Firms, I decided I wanted fewer billable hours and more time to be a rabbi and to teach law students.  So I went to work for a billionaire in Los Angeles residential housing.  The hours were great, the work easy, and he paid me a boatload of money to represent him.  As I started working for him a few weeks, I came to see that he is an old dinosaur from another time — a racist and sexist like Joe Biden.  He would make racist comments like those that Joe Biden makes, about how some Black person amazingly is not only presentable but also clean, about how Black mothers are so stupid that their kids only hear maybe 300 words through childhood, about how you have to be from India or Pakistan to walk into a donut shop.  He was exactly the duplicate of Joe Biden racism, a cloned racist.  He had every demographic group pigeon-holed in a stereotype.  And, like Joe Biden, he could not keep his hands off women — smelling their hair, stroking their hair, putting his hands on and rubbing their shoulders.  For a moment, I had a dream job, but I had to quit after a short time because he was such a rarefied bigot like Biden, and my soul felt polluted every time I walked in.  This is not "systemic."  It does not permeate our society or our culture.  Indeed, the society spits out anyone who reveals as racist.

Joe Biden is clueless about the nation's latest crisis.  "The nation is crying out for leadership, but this president has nothing to offer," claims Joe Biden — while offering none of his own.  As cities across the country see violent vandals exploiting larger crowds of protesters outraged by the George Floyd killing, Biden is focused entirely on playing to that outrage — cluelessly.  "We need to get to work immediately on real police reform," the ex-veep insists.  In fact, a community-policing revolution has been underway for decades — Bill Bratton led it in New York, Los Angeles and again in this city, drastically reducing police use of force each time while also driving down incarceration rates.  Now the extreme left has its own ideas, which boil down to no policing at all.  But Biden's got no clue about any of it.

Biden's Floyd Funeral Campaign Stunt Exposes The Elitist Left's Lies.  The Daily Wire reports that Joe Biden is expected to attend George Floyd's funeral.  Biden, however, is not expected to attend the funerals of any of the innocent Americans murdered during riots over the past two weeks.  Nor will he be attending the funerals of the black men killed by other black men every day in cities across the country.  Floyd's funeral provides the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a political opportunity that the others do not.  And that, of course, is all this is.  Biden is using Floyd's dead body as a campaign platform, just as he used Floyd's dying words as a fundraising gimmick.  It's crass, disgusting, and offensive.

Joe Biden's mental decline sadly evident twice yesterday.  How will Joe Bide be able to handle presidential debates?  Or campaigning beyond his basement?  I almost hate to point this out because I do have compassion for anyone facing the mental challenges of aging.  But the Oval Office is no place for someone needing compassion for his or her mental deterioration (or any job-related disability).  Keep Joe Biden feeding the geese at his lavish estate in Delaware and I will gush with sympathy and maybe even share with him my own bouts with aging.

Biden Caught in a Conundrum of Self-Creation.  [Joe] Biden has stuck himself between two groups he must win:  Blacks and moderates.  By recently alienating black supporters needlessly, he only increased his already high dependence on them.  Now, as cities burn across America, he is afraid of offending them, even as moderates recoil from these riots.  On Friday, May 22, Biden hopped into another of his habitual errors when he said on a national radio show:  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."  The fact that he was able to stay in the race long enough to apologize is evidence enough of establishment media's bias.  Only a Democrat presidential nominee could survive such a statement.

Biden says '10 to 15 percent' of Americans are 'just not very good people'.  Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Thursday evening said most Americans believe the country needs to get better, arguing "10 to 15 percent" of people "are just not very good."  Mr. Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, argued the president is vital in setting the standard for the rest of the country during a virtual town hall event on "The Shade Room" hosted by actor Don Cheadle.

America in the 21st Century: 20 Long Years of Constant Brainwashing.  The campaign to brainwash America about the Wuhan Virus has basically run its course along with the virus itself, and has now been replaced by a brainwashing campaign to convince us that we should all run out to the nearest riot and take a knee, just like Joe Biden did in that black church on Sunday.  You remember Joe Biden, don't you?  Yeah, he's that guy who told a clearly-black radio talk show host that "you ain't black!"  That was barely a week ago and we've already forgotten.  The brainwashing campaign demands it.  Today, the narrative is that Joe Biden, the guy who's already had 16,089 days in public office to address "institutional racism" in America and done nothing about it, is suddenly going to solve the whole problem in his first 100 days in office if you'll just elect this shuffling, elderly man who doesn't know where he is most of the time to hold the highest office in the land.  Yeah, that'll work out fine.

Joe Biden Doesn't Know How Guns Work.  Joe Biden can best capitalize on the rioting following the death of George Floyd in the same way he can best capitalize on anything in 2020: by keeping quiet and out of sight.  Unfortunately for Biden, he does occasionally show up and say things.  And then this happens:  He suggests that police should be trained that, if cops rushed by unarmed person, they could "shoot them in the leg instead of the heart is a very different thing."  This is bad advice that would get people killed.  Police do have a variety of tools of non-deadly force at their disposal (tasers, rubber bullets, etc.), although some of those, too, can be deadly in some circumstances.  Floyd, after all, was killed by a man's knee.  But anyone who has been trained in police work or the military could tell you:  Firing a gun is always potentially deadly force.  You shoot for center mass, to kill, or you don't shoot at all.  If you're not prepared to kill someone, you should not even point a loaded gun at them, much less fire it.  If you don't have grounds to shoot to kill, you don't have grounds to shoot.

If Biden threw himself on the floor, he'd miss!  Joe Biden's sheltering-in-place has not gone well.  His virtual town halls and interviews from his basement in Delaware have been a catalog of his mental decline.  As with many people suffering from advancing dementia, their normal filter, that instinctive judgment that governs us all in a civil society, is slowly erased and their true character is revealed.  With Slow Joe, this process, the unveiling of his disagreeable side, is not a pretty picture.  This is not a man suited to leading anything, let alone a country and certainly not the U.S. [...] Biden is not an intelligent man; never was.  He is not a decent man; never was.  For decades he lied about the traffic accident in which his wife and infant daughter died.  He repeatedly said she had been hit by a drunk driver.  That was a lie.  Mrs. Biden turned in front of a truck driver who was not remotely intoxicated.  The accident was her fatal error.  And as most people should know, he has lied over and over again about all things Joe.

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Biden Takes a Knee — Media Ignore "Photo Op" Narrative.  An interesting juxtaposition provides yet another example of how national media shape their narratives.  Yesterday President Trump visited St. John's church in Washington DC. Democrats and national media immediately declared it a stunt, a "photo op".  However, at the same time President Trump was visiting St. Johns', candidate Joe Biden was visiting Bethel AME church in Wilmington, Delaware, and the media were very careful to avoid labeling this captured moment:  [Photo]

Biden's Safe Space in the Liberal Media.  On May 21, CNN's "Reliable Sources" newsletter mocked the governor of Florida under the headline "Stuck in his safe space:  DeSantis hides on Fox."  The governor holds press briefings to take questions from Florida reporters, but he hasn't said yes to CNN or MSNBC or CBS, who have all requested an interview.  To conservatives, this kind of shaming fails to address that the entire rest of the national media are a "safe space" for Democrats like Joe Biden.  CNN would never consider the headline "Stuck in his safe space:  Biden hides from Fox."  On Friday afternoon, Biden did the rounds of interviews with CNN and MSNBC and PBS to discuss George Floyd's terrible death in police custody, and it certainly sounded like a safe space.  The questions were very open-ended, and very deferential — the complete opposite of what Trump or his team receives.

Biden Promotes Police Protocol Decried by Gun-Safety Experts.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Monday [6/1/2020] police should be trained to shoot at the legs of assailants, which police training experts decry as impractical and dangerous.  "We also have to fundamentally change the way police are trained," he said.  "The idea that instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there's an unarmed person that's coming at them with a knife so they shoot him in the leg instead of in the heart, is a very different thing.  There's a lot of different things that can change."

Biden says police should be trained to 'shoot 'em in the leg instead of the heart'.  Joe Biden said Monday [6/1/2020] that police — if facing a threat from a person with "a knife or something" — should be trained to "shoot 'em in the leg instead of the heart," amid five straight days of protest following the death of George Floyd.  "Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there's an unarmed person coming at 'em with a knife or something, shoot 'em in the leg instead of in the heart," Biden said in an address to black community leaders in Wilmington, Del.  "There are a lot of things that can change," Biden said, regarding police training.

More advice from Joe Biden: 'Just fire the shotgun through the door'.  In an interview with Field & Stream magazine on Monday [2/25/2013], Vice President Joe Biden once again touted shotguns as the best weapon for self-defense, offering advice similar to the questionable instructions he gave during a Facebook town hall last week.

Romney To Biden? Bain Capital Founders Throw Money At Biden 2020 Campaign.  During the 2012 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden was a sharp critic of Republican nominee Mitt Romney's work for investment firm Bain Capital, but now Bain executives are helping fuel Biden's 2020 presidential bid.  Bain co-founder Joshua Bekenstein and his wife Anita each donated $250,000 to Biden's super PAC in April, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed.  The donations accounted for the majority of the PAC's fundraising in April, according to FEC records.  Additionally, both Joshua and Anita Bekenstein donated the federal maximum of $5,600 — split between the primary and general election — to Biden's campaign, FEC records show.

Biden Campaign Staff Donates to Organization That Bails Out Rioters Arrested in Minneapolis.  Campaign staff for Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden are bragging about their recent donations to a far-left organization that bails out rioters arrested in Minneapolis.  Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests.  A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.

Biden's staff is funding rioters as the cities burn.  Joe Biden has said nothing, insofar as we know, against the riots destroying businesses owned by black people or burning down housing projects where minorities live.  We wondered if it wasn't a political calculation.  Now we know it is.  Biden's staff is donating to bail for rioters.  That is not simply condoning, it's promoting and backing the riots.  Cities are burning and Biden's staff are funding it.  That is the truth.

Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis.  Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city's police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.

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Joe Biden visits George Floyd protest sites in Delaware.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden emerged from his basement over the weekend to observe his city, following days of raucous protests.  The former vice president was seen Sunday touring Wilmington, Delaware, the morning after protests overtook the city in response to the murder of George Floyd, assessing the damage to local businesses and meeting other residents.  The 2020 hopeful was joined during his unannounced visit by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), with whom he toured small businesses that had been damaged and met with local business owners.

Joe Biden Poses with Black Lives Matter in Wilmington as Left-Wing Terrorists Riot, Loot.  Joe Biden emerged from his basement and posed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Wilmington as rioters were looting businesses and razing buildings to the ground.  "You gotta get this crazy guy out of office," one protester said.  "Save us please.  You got my vote."

Joe Biden's costly golf games.  Now that Joe Biden has called out President Trump for playing golf for the first time since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Biden's own golfing dalliances become relevant.  "Nearly 100,000 lives have been lost, and tens of millions are out of work," Mr. Biden tweeted over the Memorial Day weekend.  "Meanwhile, the president spent his day golfing."  Unlike Mr. Trump, who rode in a motorcade to play golf at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, Mr. Biden when he was vice president thought nothing of regularly taking Air Force Two at taxpayer expense to go back and forth between his home outside Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington just to play golf with President Obama on weekends.

Elizabeth Warren would be a great Biden running mate, if you want Trump to win.  Joe Biden needs a running mate.  The presumptive Democratic nominee for president has spent the pandemic campaigning on his own, usually from his basement.  Frequent blunders, glaring lapses in memory, and even saying during an appearance on The Breakfast Club, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or for Trump, then you ain't black," are enough to make a supporter cringe.  It's not a good look.  In March, Biden announced that he would select a woman as his running mate.  The pandering was exhausting from Day One.  Add onto that Stacey Abrams's never-ending crusade to be chosen by Biden, and what may have been moderate interest in his choice has turned into major news.  Biden is unsteady as a one-man show, so his running mate will have to make up the difference.

Democrats Believe More in the Swamp Than in Biden.  Joe Biden's questionable competence demonstrates Democrats' unquestioned faith in the Swamp. [...] If Biden supporters look at him at all, it is as a placeholder, a prop.  They are looking through Biden altogether and ahead to beating Trump.  Their horizon extends only as far as November.  For the rest of America, so shortsighted a view raises the question:  What happens then?  If Biden cannot campaign, how is he to govern?  For Biden supporters, his ability — or rather obvious inability — to govern is the least of their concerns.  The reason is that they are not expecting Biden to govern.  Truth be told, they do not even want him to.

What's Biden's Purpose?  [Scroll down]  The purpose of Plugs is to empower people who we really don't know who will be running the country.  He's just gonna be a placeholder.  He's almost acknowledged as much.  So the Silicon Valley tech zillionaires believe that if they can pull Plugs over or push him over the finish line, that they will be in a position to literally be the powers behind the throne.  And, folks, let me tell you, these are the kind of people — and they're not alone.  These are the kind of people that would love to have the levers of power in the United States with nobody knowing who they are.  These people are not the kind of people who are obsessed with power because of fame it will bring them.  These are the kind of people who want this power and hope to never be known, never identified as people who possess it.

Here's 23 Questions Joe Biden Needs To Answer About China.  Communist China poses a greater threat to America and our interests abroad than any other nation in the world.  If it wasn't clear prior to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, resulting largely from the Chinese Communist Party's Chernobyl-like response, the subsequent threats should crystallize this point.  It has acted malevolently toward the U.S., our European and Anglosphere allies, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India, and across the South China Sea.  Countering the CCP is essential to preserving American life, limb, and liberty.  The public deserves to know what presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's approach to China would be.

Photo by Olivier Douliery, AFP.
Biden looks ridiculous.  As the illegal Democrat lockdown on America recedes, Biden is crawling out of his hole.  He looks ridiculous.  He is wearing a mask that looks like someone took a black magic marker to his photos.  One criterion for being elected president is to look healthy.  Biden does not.

Joe Biden Veepstakes Take [a] Bad Turn as Scandals Hit Amy Klobuchar, Gretchen Whitmer.  Two women reportedly on Joe Biden's shortlist for vice president have been hit with major scandals that could cripple their chances of being nominated.  On Thursday [5/28/2020], Minnesota-based Mint Press News reported that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) was the district attorney at the time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin shot and killed Wayne Reyes in 2006.  According to Mint Press News, between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar "did not bring charges against more than two dozen officers who had killed citizens while on duty — including against Chauvin himself."

Joe Biden's racism a Democratic Party tradition.  True, we have not even elected him president yet, but isn't it already time to start dismantling Joe Biden's presidential library?  After all, he has a long history of supporting white supremacists and just being an all-around racially insensitive, privileged white geezer.  To be fair, Mr. Biden did not invent the Democratic Party or its racism.  But for nearly 50 years he has knowingly and willingly associated himself with and supported the causes of the Democratic Party, known throughout history for its association with white supremacy. [...] Just last year, Mr. Biden bragged how well he worked with other fierce segregationists in his own party.  So enthusiastic is Mr. Biden about his fond memories of working with the ol' time racists that whenever he waxes poetic about them, he slips into a fake Southern accent.  At a fundraiser last year, Mr. Biden recalled warmly — in a fake Southern accent — how one of the old racist bulls "never called me 'boy.'  He always called me 'son.'"  This is how Mr. Biden always talks when channeling his party's long, ugly history with racism and racist politics.

Well, There Goes Amy Klobuchar.  On Monday night [5/25/2020], Derek Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis police department, knelt on 46-year-old [George] Floyd's neck for nine minutes as the black man pleaded for his life.  Floyd died after the encounter.  Video of the encounter went viral on Tuesday, and the police department fired Chauvin Tuesday.  Yet Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before his firing, and Klobuchar — then the Hennepin County attorney — declined to press charges against Chauvin in 2006.  Chauvin was one of six officers involved in the shooting death of Wayne Reyes, who stabbed his girlfriend and a friend before fleeing.  Police chased him and shot him, claiming he had pulled a shotgun on them.  She did not prosecute the case, which went to a grand jury that declined to charge the officers with wrongdoing in 2008, according to The Guardian.

Joe Biden emerges from his basement crypt, looking sickly.  Joe Biden made his big comeback Monday [5/25/2020], emerging after two months of COVID-19 isolation from his Delaware mansion basement.  Wearing his COVID mask with matching dark glasses, he came out to lay a wreath for Memorial Day. [...] It wasn't a pretty picture.  His appearance was more like 'the thing that came from the crypt.'  He looked frail, unwell, unfit, and certainly not happy to be there.  The glasses in particular looked unnecessary under the circumstances, [...]

You can't mask the Joe Biden mess.  I'm sorry, but Joe Biden looked ridiculous wearing a Michael Jackson mask and sunglasses that covered most of his face on Memorial Day.  It was his first outing in more than 10 weeks from his Delaware basement and should have been an opportunity to project strength and hope for the campaign ahead.  Instead, it was a total downer.  Politics is about perception, and the image of Biden that history will record shows a frail and muzzled Democratic presidential nominee.  The black mask only accentuates the impression with an extra dash of weirdness.

Former Mueller Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann Now Fundraising for Joe Biden.  Robert Mueller's hard-charging former "pit bull" Andrew Weissmann plans to participate in an upcoming fundraiser for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, effectively ending his television career at NBC News.  The network's policy reportedly requires that employees avoid activities "that may create the appearance of a conflict of interest."  "If the fundraiser goes forward, I'm withdrawing from MSNBC so I can be in compliance with their policy," Weissmann told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday [5/22/2020].

I wonder if he knew where he was.
Video of Biden Looking Very Frail at Veterans Memorial Sparks Concerns Over His Health.  This is why Biden has been hiding in his basement for months.  Creepy Joe left his Delaware basement for the first time in over two months on Monday [5/25/2020].  And he looked like a weak fool with his face mask on.  A video of 77-year-old Biden looking very frail sparked concerns over his health.  Biden shuffled his feet and gripped his wife's hand as he walked over to his car as he was leaving the veterans memorial in Delaware.

Biden Confuses D-Day With Pearl Harbor.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden confused D-Day and Pearl Harbor — as well as the date that Delaware declared its independence from neighboring Pennsylvania — at a Wednesday [5/27/2020] campaign event.  "We declared our independence on December the 7th.  It's not just D-Day," Biden said in an online townhall with Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, referring to Delaware's breakaway from Pennsylvania.  While President Franklin D. Roosevelt did declare December 7 a day that "will live in infamy," the date marks the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.  D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, took place almost three years later, on June 6, 1944.

Donald Trump retweets post mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask at Memorial Day commemorations on his first trip out of the house in two months.  Donald Trump has retweeted a post mocking Joe Biden for wearing a face mask at Memorial Day commemorations while the president refused to don one at a ceremony in Virginia.  The president took aim at his Democrat rival Monday evening [5/25/2020], when he retweeted the post from Fox News political analyst Brit Hume.  'This might help explain why Trump doesn't like to wear a mask in public.  Biden today,' the Tweet read, alongside a close-up shot of Biden sporting a dark face mask and sunglasses at a Memorial Day event.  Biden and his wife Jill covered their faces to lay a wreath at a Delaware veterans park during his first trip out of the house in more than two months.

Joe Biden Oddly Rants That He'll Break a Law Democrats Relentlessly Accused Republicans of Breaking.  [Scroll down]  So let me get this straight.  If Biden is elected, he's going to start calling other countries and dictating foreign policy to them before he's sworn in?  Well, that's very interesting.  I mean, it's not like Democrats have been wringing their hands over the Logan Act for the last four years or anything.  In fact, the entire pretense of the Michael Flynn setup was that he had broken the Logan Act by talking to the Russians.  But here's Biden announcing to the world that he's going to break the very law his party and their media allies tried to lionize when they thought they could target Trump officials with it.  No, I'm not exaggerating.  References to the Logan Act have been legion over Trump's term, including just recently as some tried to justify what happened to Flynn by still citing the little-used law.  A simple Google search will pull up more examples than you'll have time to read.

8 Lies by Joe Biden and the Left that Twitter Didn't 'Fact Check'.  Twitter added a "fact check" label to President Donald Trump's tweets raising widely-held concerns with mail-in voting fraud earlier today, but it has failed to apply a similar standard to repeated falsehoods by elected Democrats, the mainstream media, and Joe Biden.  Unlike Facebook, which gives itself plausible deniability for fact-checking bias by relying on "third party fact checkers" (almost all left-leaning) to pick and choose what to fact-check and what to ignore, Twitter made the decision to fact-check Trump's tweet itself, linking to an official "moment" curated by Twitter employees and containing numerous articles from the mainstream media calling the president a liar.

Before Election, Voters Deserve Full Answers On Obama, Biden.  The President was perfectly accurate, and for once insusceptible to questions about his good faith, when he expressed surprise at Attorney General Barr's comment last week that former president Obama and former vice president Biden, "based on the information that I have," would not become subjects of a criminal investigation, "whatever their level of involvement" revealed in the examination by special counsel John Durham of the origins of the spurious Trump-Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.  The attorney general elaborated that he did not wish to continue or aggravate the mixing of politics with the law and suggested that the best method of adjudicating Mr. Biden's role in these matters would be by the electorate.  As a number of eminent commentators, including Lou Dobbs and Frank Miele, have pointed out, this is not an acceptable treatment of the subject.

A viral video may keep Biden's nasty little habit in the public eye.  Even if Leftists successfully obliterate Tara Reade's story, there's one creepy Joe Biden narrative that's not going to go away, and that's the endless footage of him getting too close to and too touchy with little girls.  On Tuesday, a new video emerged with the usual footage showing Biden relentlessly pawing manifestly uncomfortable little girls.

Biden Blames His 'You Ain't Black' Remark on Charlamagne tha God, Makes It Even Worse.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden actually did a real interview in person today with CNN's Dana Bash.  This followed Joe coming up from the basement for the first time yesterday for Memorial Day.  His last public appearance had been in March.  But maybe he should have stayed in the basement because he does not take being asked questions or being challenged at all well.  Bash asked him about his "you ain't black" comment with Charlamagne Tha God.  Biden said to Charlamagne that "If you have a problem with figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," when Charlamagne was pressing him for answers to questions about how he was going to help the black community.  Bash noted that Biden apologized saying he was being "cavalier" but that in the same interview he had also claimed to be endorsed by the NAACP "every time I've run" which the NAACP refuted and Bash said plainly, "isn't true."

Media Downplay an Unfolding Biden-Ukraine Scandal.  The sketchy story about Joe Biden's involvement into Ukrainian politics during the times when he oversaw the Obama administration effort in fighting Ukrainian endemic corruption is rapidly developing into something ugly.  Two interesting twists of the story were recently revealed.  First, it turned out that then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch lied to Congress in her testimony during the impeachment inquiry last year that she had had little knowledge about Burisma Holdings in the fall of 2016, when she started her position.  But the State Department emails published on May 13 clearly demonstrate that she was involved in discussions about the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings during the 2016 election and transition to settle a long-running corruption investigation and polish its image before President Trump took office and even had a meeting with a company representative.  Yovanovitch, for instance, was specifically warned in an email by her top deputy in September 2016 that Burisma had hired an American firm with deep Democratic connections called Blue Star Strategies to "rehabilitate the reputation" of the firm and that it had placed "Hunter Biden on its board."

NAACP Responds to Joe Biden Comments:  We Never Endorsed Him, Or Anyone.  The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) responded Friday evening to comments earlier in the day by former Vice President Joe Biden, who claimed — falsely — that the NAACP had endorsed him.  In an interview [...], Biden said:  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."  He went on to defend his record on issues relevant to the black community, claiming:  "The NAACP has endorsed me every time I've run."

Memorial Day highlights Trump's vitality and Biden's lifelessness.  On Memorial Day, the Democrats' de facto candidate, Joe Biden, finally emerged from his basement hideaway to place a wreath at a Veterans' Memorial in New Castle, Delaware (population 5,285).  If we contrast Biden's appearance with Donald Trump's look on Memorial Day, we can see that one man is a vital leader, and the other is a listless follower.  Biden wore a dark gray suit with a white shirt, and a white and gray tie.  He hid the lower part of his face with an oversized black mask, and he wore dark sunglasses that blended almost seamlessly into the mask.  Jill wore an unflattering black and white peplum dress, along with her own oversize mask.  The two of them together looked like Mr. and Mrs. Death.

A 'deplorables' moment for Joe Biden shows why he won't win the black vote.  Joe Biden's disastrous interview with black radio host Charlamagne Tha God on Friday encapsulates everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party and its presidential hopeful.  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, you ain't black," the former vice president blurted out at the end of the interview.  It was a statement so staggeringly, primitively racist, that it landed like a gut punch to many black Americans, of all political persuasions, who took to the airwaves to denounce it over the weekend.  "It played into the long-standing notion that the black vote is uncritical and guaranteed," said left-wing writer Roxane Gay.  Former NFL player Jack Brewer declared "the mask is off."

Biden Reelected Trump Last Friday.  Usually, it's necessary to wait until after a presidential election is over before it becomes possible to identify the point at which the dynamics of the contest began to favor the eventual winner.  Occasionally, however, the turning point is blindingly obvious.  President Reagan's 1984 reelection, for example, was all but assured when Walter Mondale included a promise to raise taxes in his speech accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.  Likewise, former Vice President Joe Biden almost certainly handed the 2020 election to President Trump last Friday [5/22/2020] when he told an African-American interviewer, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

Hey, Joe Biden, I'm black enough to think for myself.  The Democratic Party has taken the black vote for granted for decades, but on Friday [5/22/2020] former Vice President Joe Biden took this view to a new and very hurtful level.  During a morning interview on a popular urban radio show, "The Breakfast Club," Biden said:  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, you ain't black."  In civil discourse, we must be able to disagree and to make our case without reducing American voters to the color of their skin.  Biden's statement is the epitome of arrogance and condescension.  He challenged millions of black Americans — the descendants of slaves — to choose between our right to think for ourselves and our identities.  Biden backpedaled on his offensive comment later in the day after he got a well-deserved torrent of criticism.  "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy....  No one should have to vote for any party based on their race or religion or background," he said in a desperate effort at damage control.

Why Joe Biden can do no wrong.  [Scroll down]  For legal analysts, the cardinal sin is the distortion of the law to fit a cause rather than a case, and many are still twisting the criminal code to come up with new crimes against Trump, regardless of future implications.  In the age of echo chamber journalism, legal analysts are selected according to their willingness to consistently declare that Trump or his associates are committing criminal or impeachable offenses.  Any such theory, no matter how unhinged or unsupported, finds easy access to the pages of the Washington Post or segments on liberal cable news shows.  Indeed, allegations of prosecutorial abuse or judicial overreach in the Michael Flynn case have been ridiculed.

Former Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Slams Biden Over His Racist Comments About Blacks.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has struggled to attract Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters.  After all, Sanders supporters want someone who is progressive, who will fundamentally change what America looks like.  The truth is Joe Biden is an establishment Democrat who has been in politics for decades.  He's not going to drastically change our political structure.  Even though Sanders endorsed the veep, Biden dug himself deeper into a hole on Friday when he said African Americans that vote for President Donald Trump "ain't black."  Nina Tina, the Sanders campaign's National Co-Chair, told the progressive outlet Status Coup that Biden's comments reaffirm that Democrats must earn the black vote.

A Unified Field Theory for Democratic Nominees (which Biden Doesn't Fit).  Since World War II Democrats generally win the White House with a younger nominee, usually in his 40s, with a clear generation-changing message about the future: think John F. Kennedy ("New Frontier!"), Bill Clinton (who openly claimed to be a "New Democrat" — "End welfare as we know it!" — deliberately breaking with the party's stodgy pro-welfare, pro-criminal past), and Barack Obama ("hope and change!").  Even Jimmy Carter, though in his 50s when elected in 1976, fits this screen in a number of ways.  Conversely, when Democrats nominate an establishment figure who is more a throwback to their New Deal/Great Society past, they usually lose.  Think Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and, above all, Hillary Clinton.

Joe Biden — the perverted Magic Eight Ball that is always wrong.  For nearly a half-century, Mr. Biden has been one of the most revered white-haired experts in Washington.  It's why he got picked to be Barack Obama's vice president.  Mr. Biden's specialty all these decades has been foreign policy, about which he has been entirely, 100% wrong 100% of the time.  In a place as hopelessly screwed up as Washington, being 100% wrong 100% of the time is an extraordinary accomplishment.  And in the seedy, house-of-mirrors peep show that is Washington, being so consistently wrong is actually tremendously helpful.  People say that a broken clock is right twice a day.  Well, that is certainly true.  But that only makes the broken clock unreliable.  You have to actually know what time it is to know all the times during the day when the clock is wrong.  With Joe Biden, he is not even right twice a day.

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Mr. Biden was chosen as Obama's Vice President because he was one of the few politicians that Obama could overshadow.  Picking a really strong VP makes everybody wonder if the ticket is upside down; for example, McCain and Palin.

CNBC Reporter:  Biden Is Offering Most Expensive Tax Plan Of Any Democratic Candidate In Recent History.  Joe Biden is presented by Democrats and the media as a moderate, but that's simply not true.  His tax plan is ridiculously expensive.  It would spend trillions more than even Hillary Clinton's tax plan in 2016.  Robert Frank of CNBC recently laid it all out.

"Technically Black": Atlantic Columnist Supports Biden's Statement That Black Trump Supporters Are Not Really Black.  Former Vice President Joe Biden had a bad day yesterday [10/22/2020] after his statement during an interview with Charlamagne tha God on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."  To Biden's credit, he came out an apologized. [...] However, Atlantic staff writer Jemele Hill has kept the controversy brewing with her insistence that Biden's statement that over a million such Black voters in recent polling are not really (as opposed to "technically") black was "accurate."  The controversy raises some of the issues addressed recently in a column on the stereotyping of Trump supporters.

Biden hammered Romney's Bain ties in 2012. Now, Bain execs are fueling Biden's 2020 bid.  During the 2012 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden was a sharp critic of Republican nominee Mitt Romney's work for investment firm Bain Capital, but now Bain executives are helping fuel Biden's 2020 presidential bid.  Bain co-founder Joshua Bekenstein and his wife Anita each donated $250,000 to Biden's super PAC in April, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed.  The donations accounted for the majority of the PAC's fundraising in April, according to FEC records.

A Deplorable Moment for Every Black American in This Country.  Joe Biden saying, "You ain't black" if you're on the fence about voting for him over President Donald Trump is beyond insulting. [...] The Democratic Party was founded in the 1820s in part to preserve chattel slavery in America.  After the Civil War, pro-slavery zealots in the Democratic Party became pro-segregation barbarians who brutalized, terrorized, and lynched those of my parents and grandparents' generation if they even thought about voting for a Republican. [...] Today, the line of pro-abortion Democrats could stretch from the earth to the moon and back, despite the fact that in some cases, more black babies are aborted in one year than are born alive.  Those same pro-abortion Democrats shriek, endlessly, about how black lives matter, but are silent when hundreds of thousands of black lives are ended in the womb. [...] As far as the Democratic Party has historically been concerned, black people are property or political props.

Biden Apologizes for Saying Black Voters 'Ain't Black' if They're Considering Trump.  Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized Friday afternoon [5/22/2020] for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump "ain't black," remarks that ignited a firestorm online.  "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy," Mr. Biden said in a call with the U.S. Black Chambers.  "I shouldn't have been so cavalier."  He later said that he had not been expected to join the call, a possible sign of a hastily arranged appearance.

Architect of NYT's 1619 project draws distinction between 'politically black and racially black'.  New York Times luminary Nikole Hannah-Jones, architect of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, touched off a social-media uproar Friday after drawing a distinction between being "politically black and being racially black."  "There is a difference between being politically black and being racially black," tweeted Ms. Hannah-Jones.  "I am not defending anyone, but we all know this and should stop pretending that we don't."  Despite insisting that she was not defending "anyone," Ms. Hannah-Jones made her comments shortly after former Vice President Joseph R. Biden suggested that only Democrat-voting blacks are truly black in a heated exchange with radio host Charlamagne Tha God.

Biden himself admits he said it, and has apologized for it.  Why deny it?
'That was not what the vice president said': Sheila Jackson Lee denies Biden meant 'you ain't black' comment.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee threw her support behind former Vice President Joe Biden after he said black people who don't vote for him aren't actually black.  During an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier, the Texas Democrat pushed back on the claim that Biden made a major gaffe when he told The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God on Friday morning that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

BET Founder Robert Johnson:  Joe Biden 'Should Spend the Rest of His Campaign Apologizing to Every Black Person He Meets'.  BET co-founder Robert Johnson has condemned Joe Biden for claiming that black people aren't really black if they don't vote for him.  "VP Biden's statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him," Johnson said in a statement obtained by Fox News's Bret Baier.

Sen. Tim Scott:  Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Line 'Sadly Par for the Course for Democrats'.  Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) denounced Joe Biden's assertion Friday [5/22/2020] that "you ain't black" if voters might not support him over President Donald Trump, saying the former vice president's comments were just further indication Democrats take the black community for granted.  Scott, one of the most high-profile black elected officials within the Republican Party, took to social media shortly after Biden appeared for an interview on the Breakfast Club, a popular radio program, and made the controversial remarks.

Joe Biden Regrets 'You Ain't Black' Comment: 'I Shouldn't Have Been Such a Wise Guy'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed regret Friday for decreeing that African-Americans aren't really black if they have trouble deciding to support him over President Donald Trump, saying he's "never" taken the black community's vote for granted and "shouldn't have been such a wise guy."  "I should not have been so cavalier.  I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted," Biden said during a call with black business leaders, according to CBS News reporter Ed O'Keefe.

Republican Senator Tim Scott has a lot to say about Joe Biden's 'you ain't black' comment.  U.S. Senator Tim Scott joined a chorus of voices condemning presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for "arrogant" comments he made during a radio interview.  The Republican senator from South Carolina slammed the former vice president on the "condescending" declaration he made in an interview with Charlamagne tha God, co-host of "The Breakfast Club" radio show.  Scott spoke on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co."  on Friday [5/22/2020] about Biden's latest controversial statement.  [Video clip]

'Insulting, demeaning, racist': Biden steps in it bigtime when he says 'you ain't black' if you consider vote for Trump.  During a radio show interview Thursday, presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden told a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he's still mulling over who to vote for in the upcoming 2020 general election.  The stunning remarks triggered outrage from a spate of black Americans already disgusted by the Democrat Party taking their votes for granted.  The remarks were made during the tail end of Biden's interview with Charlamagne tha God, the co-host of the "The Breakfast Club" radio show.  [Video clip]

Across Biden Charitable Organizations A Refusal to Disclose Funding.  At its founding in 2018, Biden described the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement as "a place where policymakers here and abroad will know they can be in touch with some of the best minds."  The center is one of several organizations Biden founded since leaving the White House in 2017, including the domestic policy-focused Biden Institute at the University of Delaware and the Biden Cancer Initiative, all launched in 2017.  All three entities have refused to reveal the sources of their funding, a potential landmine for the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee that raises questions about the influence of individual, corporate, and foreign donations on the presidential candidate.  The lack of transparency has drawn the attention of a watchdog group that is now demanding that the federal government investigate whether foreign money has flowed to the Biden Center in Philadelphia.

Video Emerges of Biden Admitting He Was Stopped by Security for "Following" Pretty College Women.  It should be apparent at this point that Joe has had boundary issues with women and girls for decades now.  And now video emerged from 2008 where Joe Biden admitted to stalking a group of college women back to their dorm.  It was creepy enough for security to detain him.  Joe Biden admitted it back in 2008 as Barack Obama's running mate.  It was not one of his better events.

Joe Biden's Handlers Are Now Having to Interject During His Interviews.  Joe Biden's descent continues.  He's recently committed so many mental flubs that it's become impossible to keep up with them all.  The latest comes today via an interview with a local news station, and it's not actually something Biden said that stood out.  Instead, it was one of his staffer's jumping into the middle of the TV hit to cut the interview short.

Bain Capital Chairman Donates Big Money to Biden Super PAC.  The chairman of Bain Capital, the infamous venture capital firm excoriated by Democrats during the 2012 election for outsourcing American jobs, is putting big money behind a Super PAC working to elect former Vice President Joe Biden.  Joshua Bekenstein, who was one of the founders of the firm alongside Mitt Romney and now serves as its chairman, donated $250,000 to Unite the Country at the start of April, according to the Super PAC's Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.  On the same day that donation was made, Bekenstein's wife, Anita, contributed a further $250,000, raising the couple's total to half a million dollars.  Bekenstein and his wife have also each contributed the max amount of $5,600 to Biden's official 2020 campaign.

Recording of calls between Joe Biden, ex Ukraine President Poroshenko leaked.  Leaked phone conversations between Joe Biden and then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko have been made public by a Ukrainian lawmaker.  Edited recordings of the calls were played at a news conference Tuesday in Kiev by Andriy Derkach, who has claimed he has proof showing that Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas company that employed Biden's son Hunter Biden, paid then-Vice President Joe Biden $900,000 in lobbying fees.  Details of the conversations between Biden and Poroshenko have been previously reported.  Derkach said he received the leaked audio from "investigative journalists" — and that the recordings were made by Poroshenko himself.

Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoena in Hunter Biden-Burisma Investigation.  The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to authorize a subpoena related to the GOP investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings on Wednesday [5/20/2020].  Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson opened a vote to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, which is accused of trying to influence State Department policies.  The consulting firm worked with Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden was still on the board.

Don't Let The Left's 'Believe All Women' Word Game Distract From Their Glaring Hypocrisy.  As the Joe Biden sexual assault allegation receives almost no mainstream media coverage in a contentious election year, and conservatives implore onlookers to reflect on the guilty-until-proven-innocent standard Democrats established during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, a New York Times opinion still manages to frame the scenario as a "right-wing trap."  "Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that they've caught feminists in a new hypocrisy trap," laments author Susan Faludi.

Ukrainian Lawmaker Releases Recorded Phone Calls Of Biden, Poroshenko.  Andriy Derkach, an independent member of Ukraine's parliament, said at a press conference on Tuesday that he had received recorded phone call conversations between presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, then-vice president in the Obama administration, and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, which Derkach reportedly played at the press conference.  The Washington Post reported that the "recordings of private phone calls between former vice president Joe Biden and former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko" were "a new broadside against the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. president."

The Telephone Bill Comes for Sundown Joe.  You've likely never heard of Andriy Derkach, and that's all right.  If the Democrat Party and their media allies get their way, you'll never hear of him again.  But Derkach, a former Ukrainian intelligence officer trained in Moscow and a member of the Ukrainian Parliament aligned with the party of Russia-friendly former leader Viktor Yanukovych, dropped a major bombshell Tuesday in a press conference in Kiev, releasing audiotapes of phone calls which seem very much like they include conversations between another Ukrainian leader, Petro Poroshenko, and former Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden in 2016.  Those audiotapes, which Derkach says he received from "investigative journalists" — it's OK to call his sources spies — do not present, to put it kindly, Biden in a good light.  The material they contain is apparently the same stuff that Rudy Giuliani was so fired up about after he made his trip to Ukraine late last year; Derkach was one of the people Giuliani met with.

Ukraine judge orders Joe Biden be listed as alleged perpetrator of crime in prosecutor's firing.  The infamous story of Joe Biden's effort to force the firing of Ukraine's chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev, just as the former vice president is sewing up the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in America.  In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country's law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.  The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General's Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin's claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden's son Hunter worked.

Joe Biden Ukraine Scandal [is] Exploding.  Half a year after the failed attempt to impeach President Trump over his "pressure" on Ukraine, a topic of the relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine will be yet again getting close attention and presumably making it hot and sweaty in the Delaware basement.  A reason for that is a political scandal that burst out in Kiev on May 19, when a member of Ukrainian Parliament Andrey Derkach called a press conference where he released audio records of the phone calls between "individuals whose voices sound like" those of ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Vice President Joseph Biden, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry who discussed the course of Ukrainian domestic policy in very precise detail.  On that tapes, Joe Biden factually tells Poroshenko what to do, and Poroshenko seeking advice, cooperates his actions and frankly reassures Biden that all his orders will be executed.  Mr. Derkach said that the contents of those records are sufficient to incriminate Poroshenko a treason.  As for our side of the pond, the tables are rapidly turning against Biden, who, so far, "magically" shrugged off all corruption accusations.

How is Joe Biden Getting Away With This?  [Scroll down]  [Senator Kirsten] Gillibrand, who demanded that the FBI investigate Brett Kavanaugh's high school drinking habits, is now disingenuously insisting that there's nothing to see here.  This from a woman who was happy to overlook Bill Clinton's history of sexual misconduct when she needed his help on the campaign trail.  It's particularly odd to see Democrats rushing to Biden's defense in light of his blatant efforts to mislead journalists seeking to verify [Tara] Reade's claim that she filed a personnel complaint with Biden's office around the time of the alleged assault.  After vehemently denying that the complaint would be among his personal papers at the University of Delaware, Biden went to both the National Archives and the secretary of the Senate — who ultimately concluded that the records would most likely be found in Biden's archives.  This doesn't mean we should assume Biden's guilt — even if his own words practically beg us to do just that.  It does, however, raise the serious question of how the accusation against Biden is not the single biggest story in the country, at least in the political news cycle.

Feminists Who Now Claim They Never Meant 'Believe All Women' Are Gaslighting Us.  The emergence of Tara Reade's accusation of sexual assault against presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has prompted the swift and sudden collapse of the #MeToo movement's central tenet — that all women who come forward with such allegations deserve to be believed.  In fact, some who speak for the movement aren't merely retreating on this point:  They are pretending that feminists who wielded the #MeToo hashtag never claimed that all women should be believed.  This is a transparent attempt to rewrite history and should be treated as such.  For a perfect example, see the journalist Susan Faludi in The New York Times:  "'Believe All Women' Is a Right-Wing Trap," reads the headline on her article.  Faludi accuses conservatives of inventing the idea that feminists were demanding that all women be believed.

Obamagate Must Result in Criminal Prosecutions.  During his very last days as vice president, Biden unmasked General Michael Flynn and by a very strange coincidence, it happened to be the very same day Flynn's name was leaked to the media.  In the unlikely event Biden had some legitimate reason for unmasking Flynn at the time, it's improbable that he would remember what that reason might have been, more than three years later.  Leaking Flynn's name is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.  The moral of the story is be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.

Joe Biden's Attack on Don Jr.  Backfires as Hunter's Baggage Retakes Center Stage.  Joe Biden's (D) attack on Donald Trump Jr. backfired tremendously Tuesday evening after the president's eldest son resurrected the largely dismissed realities surrounding the corruption of the Democrat Party's presumptive nominee and his son Hunter. [...] Indeed, Hunter Biden has carried significant baggage, some of which has taken center stage during the early months of his father's presidential bid, despite his attempts to maintain a low profile as his father emerges as the Democrat Party's presumptive nominee.

The left's two big albatrosses — Biden and Pelosi.  One has to wonder, do those on the left, including the media, actually think that Joe Biden is a viable candidate for president?  Do they not realize that Nancy Pelosi is as senile as Joe?  Like Joe, she often slurs her words, suffers brain freezes mid-sentence and spews gibberish.  Biden is life-long corruptocrat, a known plagiarist, a pathological liar and a truly mean and evil man.  You can catch a glimpse of just how mean in the film about Clarence Thomas; it was Biden who grilled him mercilessly during the hearings over Anita Hill's phony allegations.  Biden is a racist as well. [...] How is Joe going to debate President Trump?  He is unable to utter a coherent sentence or answer a simple question.  Pelosi submitted a $3 trillion spending bill that is simply a joke.  Biden has vowed to pick a "woman of color" as his running mate.  Woe be unto him if he doesn't.  As for the left's "believe all women" mantra, that went out the window the moment Tara Reade accused Biden of sexual assault.

'Joe Has Absolutely No Idea What's Happening'.  President Donald Trump, speaking to the Washington Examiner ahead of an event at a medical supply facility in this key swing state, took aim at Joe Biden's mental faculties, at one point claiming his Democratic challenger "has absolutely no idea what's happening."  Trump was reacting to news that Biden had teamed up with former rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in naming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-chair of a climate change panel, which Trump said would help cost Biden the state of Pennsylvania.

Audio Released Of Joe Biden And Ukrainian President Poroshenko Discussing Firing Viktor Shokin Who Was Investigating His Son — For IMF Loan.  An audio tape was released by Creative Destruction Media where Joe Biden is pressuring former Ukrainian President Poroshenko to fire former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.  The men discuss the firing of then Prosecutor Shokin for corrupt reasons, in order to prevent an investigation into Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and other criminal actions.  Victor Shokin was investigating Joe Biden's son Hunter at the time.

Joe Biden Vows to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline 'For Good' If Elected.  Former Vice President Joe Biden vowed Monday to stop the Keystone XL pipeline "for good" if elected president.  The pipeline, to carry oil from Canada's tar sands into the United States, was blocked by President Barack Obama for years, even though it had passed an environmental review.  The Obama administration stopped the project under pressure from radical environmentalists over concerns about climate change — though the alternative to the Keystone XL was simply that the oil would be exported from Canada to China, rather than to the U.S., and used there instead.

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PAC Releases Scathing Ad Showing Biden Flat-Out Lying In 1987.  Joe Biden has never been president — for some very good reasons, the one-minute ad by Restoration PAC says.  The shot cuts to a mostly bald (pre-hair-plugged) Biden at a campaign event in 1987, when he first ran for president.  Biden clashes with a man in the New Hampshire rally, which leads to him claiming he's smarter than the man, saying he finished in the top half of his law school class and earned three degrees in college.

Principled Constitutionalists Would Deny Biden the Presumption of Innocence.  Joe Biden is a professional creep.  He has spent his 50 years as a "public servant" sniffing women, groping women, fondling them, "massaging" them from behind, rubbing against them, kissing them, and touching them.  Thirty seconds on Google will turn up any number of photos and videos of Biden forcing himself into the personal space of numerous women, to hand-deliver his personal brand of hands-on "retail politicking" and "Biden empathy."  In those photos and videos, none of the recipients of that "empathy" look particularly thrilled to be on the receiving end of it.  Some look surprised to discover Biden's hands roaming all over them, some look resigned, some look creeped out.  But at least the adult women are there for a purpose — they are usually Democrats, and they know what they signed up for in getting close to Biden.

PBS Uncovers More Alleged Victims of Joe Biden's Unwanted Touching.  The far-left PBS NewHour interviewed 74 former Joe Biden staffers and uncovered even more women who claim to be victims of the former vice president's unwanted and inappropriate touching.  These alleged victims are in addition to Biden's eight accusers and the female Secret Service agents who say Biden exposed himself to them (without their consent) while swimming in the nude almost daily.

Sleepy Joe Biden dazed and confused when it comes to Obamagate.  So now it turns out that Joe Biden was in on the Obamagate dirty tricks scandal right up to his glazed, vacant eyeballs.  But actually, you will not be surprised to learn, Sleepy Joe appears somewhat ... dazed and confused ... about what exactly happened, and his connection to whatever it was that was done.  If Biden is eventually placed under oath and asked by the grand jury about the greatest political scandal in American history, you know what his answer will be.  "I don't remember anything."  And who would be able to dispute him?

Basement Biden not a good presidential look.  For most Democratic voters, the fact that Biden is not Trump is enough of a reason to cast their ballot in his favor.  But for those who are looking for a substantive, powerful alternative, the voice from the basement is not enough.

Gaffe-riddled, glitchy roundtable panned when Biden can't recall who briefs him on coronavirus.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden insisted in a virtual town hall that he is daily brought up to date about the coronavirus crisis.  The only problem:  He can't remember the name of the person who briefs him for more than an hour each day.

Biden can't seem to get his story straight on Flynn probe, flip-flops within days.  There are two arguable reasons as to why former Vice President Joe Biden remains the Democrat Party's presumptive choice to run against President Donald Trump in November.  One, Democratic operatives are salivating at the opportunity to use Biden's apparently declining mental state to their advantage and rule from the shadows while he remains a 'figurehead' president.  And two, the [...] 'mainstream media' is continuing to help prop him up, as evidenced by nearly every single interview with him.  Thursday's [5/14/2020] appearance on Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC program is a case in point.

Report: Amb.  Marie Yovanovitch Knew More About Burisma than She Admitted to Impeachment Inquiry.  Newly-released State Department documents suggest that former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch knew more about Burisma, the corrupt company tied to Hunter Biden, than she told the House impeachment inquiry last year.  In November 2019, Yovanovitch testified in a public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee that she first learned about Burisma when she was being briefed for her confirmation hearings in 2016, and that the company was "not a focus" when she arrived at post.

Biden's Virtual Campaign Is a Disaster.  They say that if you live long enough, you'll get to experience nearly everything, and so it has been for Joe Biden, who has lived to see history's first Zoom presidential campaign.  Unfortunately for him, it's his.  Nobody looks good on Zoom — or FaceTime or Skype or any of the other online simulacra of human interaction that the lockdown has forced upon us.  It diminishes all the distractions and intangibles that give life texture and zest, that make life seem rather pleasanter than it is.  Did anyone fully understand just how unfunny late-night talk-show hosts are — take your pick; I pick Stephen Colbert — until the pandemic forced them online and deprived them of the Pavlovian and highly implausible laughter of their studio audiences?  So too with political campaigns.

Sanders adviser warns 'a significant portion' of senator's backers 'unsupportive' of Biden.  A top political adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders is warning that "a significant portion" of the Vermont senator's supporters are "currently unsupportive" of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  Jeff Weaver — who managed Sanders' 2016 campaign and served as senior adviser on his now-suspended 2020 White House bid — cautioned, "The Bernie Sanders base makes up a sizeable group of voters that could have a profound impact in the outcome of the election."

Benghazi Liar Susan Rice Reveals She'd Say 'Yes' To Being Biden's Running Mate.  Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama, has said she would accept if asked to be Joe Biden's running mate.  Rice told PBS she is "humbled and honored" to be on a list of token women Biden has insisted he must choose as his Vice President.  When asked if she would accept the invite from the Democrat nominee, the noted Benghazi liar excitedly replied, "I certainly would say yes."

Biden reportedly has unmasking pal Susan Rice on his VP shortlist, she says she'd be all in.  It appears presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and Obama-era National Security Adviser Susan Rice are two sleazy unmasking peas in a pod of potential illegalities.  On Thursday [5/14/2020], a day after Biden and Rice were both outed as being among the Obama administration officials who'd sought to unmask then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in late 2016 and early 2017, word emerged that Rice is on Biden's VP shortlist.  "You're on the list of one of the people to be considered for Joe Biden's vice president," PBS host Margaret Hoover revealed to Rice during an interview with her.

Susan Rice's vice presidential hopes hamstrung by Benghazi and 'unmasking' controversy.  Susan Rice wants to be Joe Biden's running mate.  The question is whether the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee wants her on his ticket.  "I certainly would say yes," Rice told PBS late Thursday [5/14/2020].  "I know Joe Biden well.  I've worked with him very closely.  I know he'll be a great president of the United States.  And from my vantage point, I'm committed to doing all I can to help him win and to help him govern."  She added, "If that were the role in which he felt I could best serve, then I'm not going to say no."  Rice, 55, was former President Barack Obama's national security adviser from 2013 to 2017, aligning herself with him early in his 2008 White House campaign over his then-rival Hillary Clinton.

Did someone mention Benghazi?

President Joe Biden Will Be Immediately Impeached for 4 Major Scandals.  If Joe Biden happens to be elected president this year, he will enter office more hobbled by major scandals than any president in the history of the presidency, and there is just no question that his administration will be immediately paralyzed by impeachment proceedings.  Maybe I'm missing something, but I can think of no other major presidential candidate, and certainly no other president (if he should win) who, on the day he was sworn in, would be immediately engulfed by not just one, but four — four! — impeachable scandals.  There's just no question that if Biden wins, once he takes office, his administration will be bogged down by legitimate investigations into his actual and credibly suspected wrongdoing, corruption, self-dealing, and sexual misconduct.

Joe Biden says 'Millions' of Americans died & '85,000 jobs lost' in bumbling coronavirus interview.  Presidential candidate Joe Biden made another coronavirus gaffe by claiming 85,000 jobs have been lost in the US as a result of Covid-19 and millions of Americans have died.  The blunder follows a previous bungle, where he called the disease Covid-9, rather than Covid-19 — and referred to Wuhan where the disease originated as "Luhan".

Where is Christine Blasey Ford and why hasn't she said anything about Tara Reade?  [Scroll down]  Christine Blasey Ford wasn't whisked away from earth in 2018. She's still out there somewhere reading the news.  She knows about Tara Reade and, so far, she hasn't offered a word of public support about her allegation.  That's true even though Tara Reade made a point of saying she believed Christine Blasey Ford in her interview with Megyn Kelly.  Isn't it pretty remarkable that Ford has remained silent?  Has anyone in the media even tried to ask Blasey Ford if she believes Reade?  Did reporters at every news outlet suddenly lose her number after the confirmation?  Given the media comparisons between the two women over the past several weeks, it really does seem like an obvious avenue to pursue.  So why hasn't the media pursued it?

Joe Biden says anyone who believes Tara Reade shouldn't vote for him.  Voters concerned by the sexual assault allegations of his former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, should "vote their heart," Joe Biden said on MSNBC — and if they believe her, they shouldn't vote for him at all.  "If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told host Lawrence O'Donnell.  "I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade," he added.

A Tale of Two Sets of Rules.  Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 confirmation hearings were a feeding frenzy.  Christine Blasey Ford wrote a letter to her congresswoman in which she accused Kavanaugh of having kissed and groped her decades earlier at a high school party.  The letter made its way to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whose office allegedly leaked the letter to the press.  Ford had no corroborating witnesses — and, by the way, never accused Kavanaugh of rape.  But that didn't stop the outrage chorus from calling Kavanaugh a rapist.  Due process [notwithstanding], the left — male and female — rallied under the #BelieveWomen banner, insisting that the mere accusation meant Kavanaugh should be presumed guilty.  Reade, on the other hand, has accused Biden of rape, and more recently — in 1993, when he was a U.S. senator.  But he's a Democrat, so the rules are different.  The press ignored the story as long as it could and then dismissed it, Reade's corroborating evidence notwithstanding.  Biden, of course, has denied Reade's allegation.  He (unlike Kavanaugh) is, of course, to be believed.  Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer proclaimed Biden's denial is "sufficient."  The same Feinstein who had no trouble standing behind Ford and her 35-year-old accusations said of Reade, "I don't know this person at all who has made the allegations.  She came out of nowhere.  Where has she been all these years?"

The unmasking of Joe Biden.  The declassification of material from the Michael Flynn case has exposed more chilling details of a concerted effort by prosecutors to come up with any crime to use against the former national security adviser.  This week, however, a letter revealed a new unsettling detail.  Among more than three dozen Obama administration officials asking to "unmask" Flynn from the investigation was former Vice President Joe Biden.  This revelation came less than 24 hours after Biden denied any involvement in the investigation of Flynn.  It also follows a disclosure that President Obama was following that investigation.

The Strange Case of the Cuomo Brothers.  Democratic politicos are whispering of a Bidexit.  Good ol' Joe from Scranton would graciously step down and take one for the party.  Cuomo then storms the convention.  Bernie hands over his delegates in a show of gracious unity.  That way, all the "troubles" — Joe's cognitive impairment, Tara Reade's sexual-assault charges, the currently dormant Sanders socialist threat — dissipate.  Cuomo selects Joe's promised minority or female — or both — vice-presidential candidate.  Or in fact he doesn't and is free to choose anyone he prefers.  Presto, the party hits the campaign trail in August united.  There are problems with such a scenario — namely Biden, and, then, Sanders, not going quietly into the night after a grueling year of campaigning.  And then there is Andrew Cuomo's current underreported but actually spotty performance as governor during the crisis.  Hs record has been as anemic as his press conferences have been robust, resulting in the surreal result that he effectively advertises his shortcomings.

Impeachment Boomerang:  Contacts exposed between US embassy, Hunter Biden-connected Ukraine firm.  During President Trump's impeachment, former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified to Congress that she knew little beyond an initial briefing and "press reports" about Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas firm that had hired Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter and was dogged by a corruption investigation.  "It just wasn't a big deal," she declared under oath on Oct. 11, 2019.  But newly unearthed State Department memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show Yovanovitch's embassy in Kiev, including the ambassador herself, was engaged in several discussions and meetings about Burisma as the gas firm scrambled during the 2016 election and transition to settle a long-running corruption investigation and polish its image before President Trump took office.

Who will be Joe Biden's co-president?  Joe Biden needs a co-president.  Not just a running mate, not just a potential vice president, but someone who will be president-in-waiting should Biden win in November — the month he turns 78.  The idea of Biden running for a second term in 2024 at the age of 81 is hard to take seriously.  So far, this is something everybody knows but nobody is taking seriously enough.  The question of Biden's current mental acuity has become a campaign issue, but even Democrats who believe Biden is up to the job of being president in 2020 will have a tough time arguing that he'd be fit to serve a second term.  In looking at the Democratic ticket this year, voters will in effect be asked to vote not just for a president but for a 2024 nominee as well.

Get ready for 'Obamagate' to become 'ObamaBidengate': Goodwin.  One of Joe Biden's strengths among Democrats is his eight-year stint as Barack Obama's vice president.  It was, the former veep often says proudly, the Obama-Biden administration.  Suddenly, Republicans are happy to agree as they probe the previous administration's role in the false Russia-collusion charges and the phony Michael Flynn prosecution.  Already, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has included Biden in his version of the infamous question, asking:  "What did Obama and Biden know and when did they know it?" President Trump calls it "Obamagate."  Any day now, I expect to see that changed to "ObamaBidengate."

Biden Wastes His Crisis.  Coronavirus is an unprecedented crisis, simultaneously straining Trump's presidency on the health and economic fronts.  Biden should be pulling away under such circumstances.  But he is not, and that is ominous for Democrats.  A school of thought exists that Biden's non-campaigning strategy is separating him from a sinking Trump.  That school is called "wishful thinking."  It is wrong.

Voters' choice:  Narcissist who delivered on promises or gaffe-prone Biden in a basement.  [Scroll down]  Incumbent presidents, however, usually win their elections.  And wannabe vice president challengers usually don't.  Think Richard Nixon, Walter Mondale and Al Gore.  Advantage incumbents, unless economic times are tough.  And economic times are tough.  So will voters, even the historically high number of jobless, decide that the coronavirus outbreak was not the president's fault?  Will they remember whose tax cuts and deregulations spawned such prosperity, optimism, a booming economy and low unemployment way, way back in February of 2020?  Or will they opt for the oldest presumptive presidential nominee ever, an ex-vice president who promised hundreds of thousands of new shovel-ready jobs every month in 2010 and 2011 that never materialized during the last recession and caused the slowest economic recovery in 80 years?

Democrats Increasingly Anxious Over Joe Biden's Basement Campaign.  In addition to the growing controversy over the allegations from Tara Reade, the Joe Biden campaign is facing increasing scrutiny from Democrats over the awful optics from his basement approach.  Concerns over Coronavirus have relegated Biden to campaigning from his home, but his team's technical broadcasting skills aren't making the cut.

Joe Biden Wears Face Mask at Home Alone, Struggles to Remove Before Speaking.  Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign this week; bizarrely wearing a face mask while quarantined at home and struggling to remove the covering before speaking to the camera.  "Good afternoon," said Biden after seconds of deafening silence.

We're Winning.  Gropey Joe's popularity depends entirely on his invisibility.  The second people start paying attention they are going to notice that compared to him, Mr. Magoo is an incisive and sharp-witted achiever at the top of his game.  Oh, and Magoo's kid isn't doing billion-dollar deals with the Chinese reds between snorting rails and impregnating pole-dancers. [...] Biden is a mess, a freakish, deteriorating mess of garbled thoughts and bizarre verbal tangents, and he can only lurk in the dark making hostage videos for so long.  The Dems will absolutely cancel their convention to keep him off stage.  That's a done deal.  They'll say it's about safety.  And they will not let him debate Trump.  No way, no how. [...] The left tried to leverage him out with Tara Reade, but after some perfunctory equivocation, the libs got real:  "Yeah, he probably did it, and no, we don't care."

We Know the Dems Will Get Rid of Biden.  The Only Question Is When.  A popular topic of COVID-19 quarantine conversation for my conservative friends and me in recent weeks has been speculating just how and when the Democrats are going to replace Joe Biden.  None of us are talking about "if" it is going to happen, this is definitely a "when" thing.  I can't imagine how much booze and Pepto-Bismol Democratic operatives are going through these days.  A year ago at this time they had a primary field that was historic for both its size and diversity.  There were relatively younger faces too.  And most of them could speak in complete sentences.  Now they're stuck with a drooling septuagenarian fool who it turns out is probably a sexual predator.  Forget the declining mental health, Matt wrote the other day that a quarter of the Democrats want Biden replaced just because of the Tara Reade allegations.

Alex Marlow:  Biden's #MeToo Scandal Could take Out a Generation of Democrat Women.  Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow recently discussed the dismissal by women within the Democrat Party of the recent sexual assault allegations waged against former Vice President Joe Biden.  "Joe Biden has zero evidence to suggest he wasn't a criminal here," Marlow said, before describing Tara Reade's consistency with the allegations.  "It fits a pattern.  The eighth time a woman has said Biden had been inappropriate with them throughout his career.  This is a woman who was a Biden employee."

Three Times Joe Biden Was Reportedly Involved with the Russia Collusion Hoax.  President Donald Trump hinted that Barack Obama and Joe Biden could soon be implicated for their alleged roles in the controversial Russia collusion investigation.  "There's more to come from what I understand, and they're going to be far greater than what you've seen so far, and what you've seen so far is incredible, especially as it relates to President Obama," Trump said during an appearance Friday on Fox & Friends when discussing Obama's role in the Russia probe.

It Turns Out Biden's Public Health Advisory Committee Has Consistently Downplayed the Virus.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has had plenty of criticism for President Trump and his coronavirus task force, but if the country was left in his health advisors' hands, we may not have had a handle on this crisis at all.  As it turns out, the members of his Public Health Advisory Committee have downplayed the threat of the virus for months.

Tara Reade has exposed endless Democratic hypocrisy.  Bits and pieces of confirmation keep rolling in for Tara Reade's accusations against Joe Biden, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi clearly voices the view of the Democratic establishment when she declares it a "closed issue."  Pelosi explained on MSNBC: "I have said I am proud to support Joe Biden for president.  I believe him when he says it didn't happen.  But I also believe him when he says let them look into the records, and that's what they should do."  And:  "I'm not going to answer this question again."  Never mind that Biden is blocking efforts to look into his records, refusing to OK the release of his own files stored at the University of Delaware.

Everyone Deserves to Live Under the Biden Standard.  Why should Joe Biden get due process, but not others accused of sexual misconduct?  That's the question raised by the progressive reaction to Tara Reade's accusation against Biden on the one hand, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's new rules for handling sexual-harassment cases on college campuses on the other.

Biden, who told coal miners to 'learn to code,' can't quite figure out how to use Zoom.  Bear in mind that millions of Americans on lockdown have gotten the hang of Zoom, and now do it for every sort of thing that used to be done in person - from family gatherings, to school courses, to investment talk, to project meetings, to work meetings, to political briefings, to news reports on television.  This isn't to say it's easy for everyone, but anyone who focuses on learning how to do it can get it right, thousands of people older than 70-something Joe most certainly have mastered it.  But not Joe Biden.  It suggests that learning new technical things is for little people.  Biden either can't learn, or won't learn, or is too lazy to learn.

Democrats' Desperation about Tara Reade Is Growing.  So Is Their Hypocrisy.  There aren't a ton of synonyms for the word "hypocrisy."  I've become aware of this problem ever since I began writing about the Tara Reade-Joe Biden situation.  I keep gravitating towards phrases such as "despicable hypocrisy," or "partisan hypocrisy," or "unconscionable hypocrisy," but you can only go to the well so often.  Really, though, I'm not sure how else to describe the actions of someone like Senator Dianne Feinstein. [...] When finally asked about Reade yesterday, Feinstein responded:  "And I don't know this person at all who has made the allegations.  She came out of nowhere.  Where has she been all these years?  He was vice president."  To put this in perspective, when Ford came forward "out of nowhere," Feinstein said:  "Victims must be able to come forward only when they are ready."

The Really Bad News for Biden Is How Unenthusiastic His Dems Defenders Are.  The Democrats have no enthusiasm.  There's no fire in their bellies.  They're grumbling even as they're defending Biden.  They would rather not be doing this, not because they care about Reade, but because they really [don't care] about Joe Biden.  And that's bad news for Biden.  Enthusiasm is his real weakness.  It's not there.  No one is really enthusiastic about Biden.  And even a primal threat to his candidacy doesn't summon more than some awkward dismissals.  Their hearts aren't really in it.  And neither is Joe's brain.

How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?  [Joe] Biden is no spring chicken.  He would take office at 78, one year older than Ronald Reagan, our oldest president, was when he left office.  Biden has also signaled, by his references to being a "bridge" president, that he will be serving only the single term that would end in 2025 with him having celebrated his 82nd birthday.  "I view myself as a transition candidate," Biden conceded last week.  This makes his vice presidential choice crucial.  For that individual would not only become president instantly should something happen to a President Biden, but he or she would also become the leader of the Democratic Party, the probable presidential nominee in 2024, and possibly president.  Who will Biden select as America's future leader, after him?  First rule:  No white men need apply.  Biden has ruled them out.  Indeed, no male candidate of any race or ethnicity need apply.  The vice presidential nomination has been set aside for a woman.  A woman of color?  Not necessarily.

Biden's Latest Virtual Event Was the Worst One Yet.  Surely there must be some plausible explanation for all the technical glitches during Biden's Tampa rally on Thursday.  Perhaps the Biden team was distracted after more evidence emerged substantiating Tara Reade's accusation that former Senator Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.  It was 40 minutes into the rally before Biden finally appeared, propped against a wall, not moving and donning aviator sunglasses.  "Did they introduce me?" Biden asked.  "Am I on?"

New Pro-Trump Ad Revisits Decade-Old Biden Scandal.  A new advertisement from a Trump-aligned political action committee (PAC) is hitting presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on a decades-old scandal.  The advertisement, produced by Restoration PAC, was obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, and will debut on Fox News Friday morning.  The 60 second TV spot will hit Biden for exaggerating his resume during his first presidential campaign in 1988.

Back to the future:  Democrats return to defending against 'bimbo eruptions'.  Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden have Democrats once again grappling with the dilemma of believing all women or standing by their man, just as they did two decades ago when Bill Clinton prowled the West Wing.  Biden has denied the charges, and many Democrats say they believe him.  "I have complete respect for the whole #MeToo movement," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a typical statement.  "There's also due process and the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden."  That's the line elected Democrats have been sticking to, though some liberals have begun arguing the former vice president should be supported over President Trump even if Reade's allegations are true.

Feminism:  Our Creeps Are Better Than Your Creeps.  In her New York Times op-ed, "I Believe Tara Reade.  I Am Voting for Joe Biden Anyway," Linda Hirshman blurts out what many suspected all along:  ideology and politics trump all for feminists.  From Teddy Kennedy to Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, raw political considerations confer absolution upon their sins.  That's the upshot of Hirshman's argument.  Her rallying cry might as well be:  Our creeps are better than your creeps.  Why?  Because they support the killing of unborn children. [...] Now the voice of degrading feminism, supplied by Hirshman, says that sexual assault is worth overlooking for a political victory that protects abortion:  "Compared with the good Mr. Biden can do, the cost of dismissing Tara Reade — and, worse, weakening the voices of future survivors — is worth it."

The Editor says...
The Democrat Party has one central plank in its platform that is absolutely vital, and that is abortion.  It is far more important than Joe Biden's senility or his long history of misbehavior around women.  It is more important than the skin color of the nominee.  It is more important than open borders, electric cars, gun control, marijuana, redistribution of wealth, global warming, or the Electoral College.  Abortion is everything to a Democrat.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Joe Biden?  At least Bernie could string a few sentences together and present a coherent vision for his "Amerika," misguided as it was.  Poor Joe needs a kick in the pants to know he is being asked a question.  Otherwise he stands next to his wife, whom he might confuse with his sister, like a cigar store Indian, not to be confused the real Indian that Democrat primary voters rejected.  Engaged in softball interviews from his basement, reading from a script, Joe can't make it through a sentence before forgetting the question or the first half of his answer.  If Joe is not in the early, or perhaps beyond early, stages of dementia, none of his supporters have explained his behavior other than "That's Joe being Joe."

Poll Shows Joe Biden Less Popular than Hillary Clinton Was in 2016.  A recently released poll shows Joe Biden's favorability rating is not only much lower than President Trump's; it's lower than Hillary Clinton's was at this same point in 2016.

A new liberal refrain:  So what if Biden did it?  At first, in the wake of Tara Reade's accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993, the reaction in media and political circles was largely silence.  Reade seemed to come out of nowhere, so there was little need to acknowledge her story.  Many media outlets stuck with silence after the New York Times and Washington Post published their accounts 19 days later.  In other outlets, the second reaction was that she was probably not telling the truth — after all, no Biden Senate staffer could recall her making the charge and no one could find the complaint she says she filed.  As journalists tracked down more people who say Reade told them of the alleged attack — there are now at least four corroborating witnesses — the third reaction was that yes, she has more evidence than Christine Blasey Ford, and yes she should be heard, but it's still a muddle, and besides, Biden went on television and denied it.  But now, in certain quarters, comes the fourth reaction:  So what if it's true?

Biden: Gender confirmation surgery is 'medically necessary'.  Joe Biden said sex-change surgery is medically necessary for transgender people while pushing for changes that would require insurers to cover such procedures.  The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the assertion during a Wednesday virtual event with the Human Rights Campaign.  He received a question on how he would ensure gay and transgender people have access to affordable healthcare.

The Editor says...
The barbaric act known as "gender confirmation surgery" is actually an attempt at gender denial and alteration, not confirmation.  At the conclusion of such a procedure, chromosomes have not changed.

Biden Enjoys Armed Protection While Fighting to Disarm Americans.  Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden is enjoying the benefit of armed protection while campaigning on a platform of disarming his fellow Americans.  On March 17, 2020, Breitbart News reported Biden began receiving Secret Service protection.  Not only does this mean he is surrounded by good guys 24 hours a day, but it also means he is protected with the very guns he is trying to take from average Americans.

Prominent Journalist On Tara Reade: 'I Don't Want Justice' Or 'Investigation'. Just Beat Trump.  A veteran journalist who worked at various left-wing publications wrote a letter to The New York Times' Editorial Board this week criticizing their call for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to be investigated over allegations that he sexually assaulted his former Senate staffer, Tara Reade.  The New York Times' Editorial Board called on the Democratic National Committee to investigate Biden in an "unbiased" and "apolitical" manner — a move that was widely mocked by others in the media.  Journalist Martin Tolchin responded to the op-ed by essentially saying that he did not want the truth to come out because it was more important that the Democrats beat President Donald Trump and any investigation into Biden could derail Democrats' chances.

Politico Founder:  I Want a Joe Biden 'Coronation', Even If He Is Guilty of Sexual Assault.  Martin Tolchin, a founder of Politico and former New York Times correspondent in Washington, DC, published a letter to the editor of the Times Tuesday [5/5/2020] calling for a Joe Biden "coronation" regardless of claims of sexual assault.  The letter came in response to a recent Times editorial calling for the Democratic National Committee to investigate claims by Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, who claims Biden assaulted her in 1993.  Tolchin wrote that he did not want Reade's claims investigated — or anything else about Biden — because all he wanted was to see Trump defeated in November.

Tucker Carlson explains the reasons for doubting Tara Reade's story.  While my inner troll is delighting in Tara Reade exposing the moral bankruptcy of the Democrats' phony "Believe all women" stance only when political enemies are accused, I am a skeptic.  And I fear that her efforts will help the Dem establishment in pulling the plug on Biden, whose declining mental capacity cannot be hidden for the nearly 6 months of presidential campaigning ahead.  Make no mistake:  rushing to deny the nomination to Bernie Sanders by backing Biden was a colossal blunder.  Shooing his rivals out of the race enabled a big Super Tuesday delegate harvest for Biden, but because the media failed to alert them to Biden's true mental decline, the powers-that-be accidentally backed a loser, not a "safe" known commodity.

[A] Sexual assault accuser [is] shocked [that] Joe Biden put Chris Dodd on VP committee.  A Massachusetts woman who accused former Sen. Chris Dodd of sexually assaulting her after a booze-fueled dinner in 1985 is speaking out, saying she can't understand why the Biden campaign tapped him to lead their vice presidential search.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 77, was already embroiled in his own sexual assault controversy when the campaign last week announced Dodd, a Democratic former Connecticut senator with a past of misconduct charges, would co-chair his vice presidential selection committee.  In a lengthy phone conversation with The [New York] Post on Tuesday [5/5/2020], Dodd's accuser, Carla Gaviglio, now 59, said she was stunned that the Biden campaign chose the retired lawmaker, 75, when the incident between them had been in the media for decades.

Dem's Hypocrisy:  Biden Said of Kavanaugh 'Don't Have To Prove Beyond A Reasonable Doubt'.  Former Vice President told the ladies of "The View" that when it comes to sexual assault allegations, "you don't have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt."  Don't get too excited, he is not talking about himself.  In 2019 Biden spoke at "The View" table about the allegations and treatment against Supreme Court Nominees at the time, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Biden allegations reverberate on Senate campaign trail, as Dems face accusations of double standard.  While the sexual-assault accusation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden swiftly dominated the presidential race last week, the case also has had an impact on the Senate campaign trail.  Republicans are accusing Democrats of treating this allegation differently than they did for those against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation process, as Democrats largely stand behind Biden and his denials.

Liberals Rewrite History to Justify Their #MeToo Hypocrisy.  You can believe whomever you choose in the alleged sexual-misconduct cases of Joe Biden and Brett Kavanaugh, but you can't revise history to erase your partisan double standards.  One of the most egregious examples of revisionism can be found in a column by the New York Times' Michelle Goldberg, who employs nearly every attack Americans were warned never to use against alleged sexual-assault victims during the Kavanaugh hearings — questioning their motivations, asking why they didn't file charges, attacking them for not remembering specifics, etc.  And yet, even if we adopt Goldberg's new standards, Tara Reade still emerges as a more credible accuser than Christine Blasey Ford.

When will the Democrats pull the plug on 'Plugs' Biden?  If we presume that Joe Biden's pace of mental decline doe not reverse direction, the Democrats will be stuck with an embarrassment leading them into disaster in November.  Unless there is vote fraud on a massive scale, Americans will not hand the fate of the Republic to Grandpa Simpson, also known as "Plugs" Biden after undergoing expensive hair transplant surgery in 2008 to avoid going bald.  There are contributing factors, his flacking for China as his son reaped ten-figure backing from the Communists, and his sexual harassment issues most prominently (for now).  But the wiser and wilier among the DNC's power elite know that they will not be able to hide Biden's mental infirmity all the way to November third.  So, they are considering how and when best to be rid of Joe.  The emergence of Tara Reade's charge of sexual assault against Biden from behind the media embargo of coverage demonstrates that doubts about Biden cannot be simply be ignored.  Reade maybe the proximate cause of controversy for now, but the underlying issue is vegetative tendencies of Biden's brain becoming increasingly obvious, even with him confined in his basement.

Joe Biden's other problem with the gals.  Seems that as the last man standing in the Democratic race, he's basically a big carcass there on the desert floor, not expected to last even if he's elected president, and the ambitious female presidential wannabes are circling.  They know Joe's dead meat, which is why they want to be first in line to take his place once he's one way or another out of there.

'Believe Democrat women' — paying the price for a lie.  "'Believe the woman' didn't mean believe all women, all the time.  But this is an era of slogans, and we're paying the price for that."  So spoke an adviser to one of the women now being considered as Joe Biden's running mate, quoted by Politico.  In other words, "believe the woman" was a lie.  What they meant was, "Believe the woman when she's with our party and the man she's accusing is a conservative who might vote against us on the Supreme Court."  So Anita Hill was a saint, whereas Paula Jones (who got a nice hefty sum out of Bill Clinton), was "trailer-park trash."  Juanita Broaddrick could not get a hearing, and Gloria Steinem wrote in the New York Times that President Clinton, because of his party and his stance on abortion, should get a pass, depending upon whom he had pawed.

Here It Comes:  The Move to Remove Gropey Joe.  Democratic women know that Biden is a creepy guy who is often condescending or even disdainful to women who challenge him, as any lying dog-face pony soldier could tell you.  Democrats had hoped that Biden would be electable because he was a nice, decent fellow who would return us to normalcy after that crazy Trump and his mean tweets.  Instead, even Democrats are forced to admit that Biden is at best a serial groper.  At worst, he's as shameless a coverup artist as Hillary Clinton when it comes to misdeeds against women.

It's fun watching Democrats struggle with the Biden conundrum.  Just 20 days ago, the [New York] Times was imitating the police officer hurrying people past the white chalk outline of a body on the pavement, while saying, "Move along, folks.  There's nothing to see here."  Now, though, the Times is concerned about really getting to the bottom of things.  Or it wants to ensure that the DNC controls an investigation's timing.  If the FBI investigates, it could make things awkward by turning its results into an October surprise.  What was even funnier than the headline was the DNC's unexpected refusal to look into Tara Reade's allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her.  Instead, a Fox News story shows the usual Democrat phalanx protecting Biden from an accusation consistent with both his sordid reputation and the sordid company he kept. [...] As for Biden, he's still gamely plugging away, even if it means revealing body language that strongly implies that his impromptu interviews are scripted, with the questions provided beforehand and the answers scrolling by on a Teleprompter in his Delaware basement.

The smoke-filled room that could oust Joe Biden.  [Scroll down]  Biden is campaigning from his basement, giving interviews in which he occasionally moves past gaffes into total incoherence, raising questions about his mental fitness.  Worst of all, evidence for a sexual assault allegation against him begins to mount. [...] Is there a path to nominating someone else?  Before the convention, which is currently rescheduled for August, the answer is probably no.  Suspended primary elections have already raised concerns about abrogation of transparent, democratic processes — as have elections that weren't suspended.  While Democratic delegates will understand the need to modify normal convention procedure to avoid spreading COVID-19, their understanding won't be unlimited.  Sweeping changes to the nominating process would be suspect, and if the process continues as anticipated, Biden will very likely be selected as the nominee on the first ballot.

Can Someone Give Grandpa a Mask?  Biden Coughs into His Hand, Touches Face in Mika Interview.  Democrats have always been good at unified messaging, and they've been solid at keeping the "Biden is the leader we need during this coronavirus pandemic" afloat, despite all objective evidence to the contrary.  Honestly, I'd be surprised if Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep could lead himself to his own bathroom if were standing in front of it.  His creepy quarantine interviews with his wife Jill sitting by his side are more than enough to prompt serious questions about who would really be running the country if this scam to tank the economy and get him into the Oval Office works.  She talks while he stares ahead looking blankly like he's wondering who the nice lady sitting next to him is.  When he does speak, it's an absolute train wreck.

Joe Biden Reads Prepared Answers to Questions in MSNBC Interview.  Joe Biden appeared to be reading prepared answers during his 'interview' on MSNBC.  Al Sharpton tossed Biden a softball Saturday evening when discussing the economic impact the Coronavirus shutdown has had on minority communities.  Biden immediately responded with prepared answers, reading from a Teleprompter during a supposed live "interview."  Nothing to see here... it's just a coincidence that the answers on Biden's Teleprompter match up perfectly with Al Sharpton's questions!

Joe Biden Claims '600,000 Dead' from Coronavirus.  Joe Biden's mental blunders during a Friday MSNBC appearance were overshadowed by his denial of Tara Reade's sexual assault claims, but they continue to underscore his apparent cognitive decline.  Biden twice told Morning Joe that 600,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.

A Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama ticket to replace Joe Biden?  Is it even possible?  Some Democrats tell me they fear that Biden's political survival is getting more problematic with each passing day.  They cite three main issues.  The first is their concern that an allegation of sexual assault leveled against Biden by former staffer Tara Reade won't go away anytime soon.  If anything, it appears to be about to gain a new life.  Next, they worry that another shoe could drop regarding questions related to Biden's son Hunter and his business dealings.  Lastly, some Democrats are concerned about Biden's age and possible cognitive issues — a concern that some also have expressed about Trump.

Even anti-Trump NY Times wants Biden sexual assault allegation investigated — Bad news for Dems.  Former Vice President Joe Biden's disastrous interview Friday on "Morning Joe" on MSNBC has caused more problems for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee than it solved.  Biden's denial of an allegation by a former member of his Senate staff that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 was followed Saturday by a call from The New York Times for a further investigation.  When the paper dedicated to seeing Donald Trump become a one-term president turns on his challenger, you know the Democrats are facing a serious problem

Gutfeld catches slip in Biden's response: 'Biden was doing great in that interview until he confessed'.  Fox News' Greg Gutfeld thought former Vice President Joe Biden may have slipped up in his comments about sexual assault allegations against him.  The co-host of "The Five" weighed in along with his colleagues on an interview by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in which he publicly addressed the accusation against him for the first time. [...] Gutfeld noted how the pro-Biden response has been "almost word for word what their side would have mocked when presented in defense of Kavanaugh," referring to how Democrats treated the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination process in 2018.  The commitment to "believe all women" seems to have gone by the wayside for Democrats who are bent on standing behind Biden and discrediting Reade before even hearing from her directly.

MeToo movement loses its religion.  The movement that set the boundaries of what appropriate male/female interactions look like and finally held men accountable for crossing that line lost its righteousness this week.  Few social crusades have been as impactful as the #MeToo movement.  Powerful men in all sectors were brought down by accusations of sexual impropriety, many without a semblance of due process.  But this past week some of the leading feminist figures in the nation lined up to endorse Joe Biden for president or to defend him against charges nearly identical to those used to crucify other men, most notably Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Weekend at Biden's.  ara Reade claims to be a loyal Democrat, and she might be doing her party a huge favor.  Her accusation that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 gives Democrats a plausible excuse to ditch the former vice president as their 2020 presidential nominee, thus sparing themselves a likely disaster in the fall campaign.  To put it as bluntly as possible, Biden's mental decline is so obvious as to be an embarrassment, as he stumbles in every interview, even with the most friendly journalists.

The Senate Dem Rape Culture That Made Biden.  When Joe Biden allegedly sexually assaulted Tara Reade in the hallway of the Russell Senate Office Building, the storied building was home to an entire culture of Senate Democrat sexual predators.  The Russell Building is the home of the Kennedy Caucus Room.  After Senator Ted Kennedy's death, the 'Kennedy' part was added to the Caucus Room to honor the notorious sexual predator whose actions had led to the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.  Mary Jo was one of the many young women drawn to public service by the idealistic speeches of the Kennedy clan's political scions only to suffer at their hands.  The renaming of the Caucus Room to honor one of the Senate's worst predators was spearheaded by Senator Chris Dodd, his longtime friend and the other man in the infamous story of the 'Waitress Sandwich'. The ungentlemanly tale detailed in GQ began with Kennedy and Dodd getting their dates, "two very young blondes", drunk.  Blonde and young, sometimes underage, was how Ted liked them.

Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent:  We Had to Protect Women From Him, 'Weinstein Level Stuff'.  A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him.  Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, "We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President's house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend's asses."  The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.  "He would mess with every single woman or teen.  It was horrible," the agent said.

Trump Campaign Ad Brutally Exposes Biden's Double Standard When it Comes to Believing Women.  Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden finally addressed Tara Reade's allegations of sexual assault against him on Friday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe.  The former vice president denied the allegations, but also refused to unseal the records from his tenure in the Senate, during which Reade's alleged assault occurred.  Biden's rhetoric on the issue has evolved from "believe all women" who come forward with allegations, to writing off Reade's claims as false without giving his former aide a real chance to tell her story.  President Trump's re-election campaign exposed this blatant double standard in a new digital ad:  [Video clip]

Democrats Demanded Millions Of Kavanaugh Records, But Stay Mum On Biden's Senate Records.  The hypocrisy of Democrats, and their media allies, is on prominent display in their handling of sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden versus their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. [...] How is that standard being applied to Biden now that his official records are at the heart of a major controversy?  To date, not one of the Senate Democrats who demanded that the Kavanaugh team spend months supplying them with paperwork have so much as mentioned the fact that Biden is hiding relevant documents at the University of Delaware.  These are not documents where significant constitutional or legal precedent issues are at stake, unlike the battle over the documents in the Kavanaugh confirmation.  The stakes are purely political.  Nor is there an issue about who owns the documents and has the right to release them.  Biden controls access to these papers, which he has granted to campaign operatives.

Biden's interview with Mika looked okay but was, in fact, a train wreck.  Friday morning [5/1/2020], Joe Biden sat down for an interview with Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC's Morning Joe.  Mika asked some hard-hitting questions about Tara Reade's allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.  Biden looked unusually alert and tracked fairly well for most of the interview until he got tired and confused (at the 14-minute mark).  More disturbing than that, though, were the misrepresentations and elisions that made it appear as if he were answering the questions when, in fact, he wasn't.  Most surprisingly, Biden insisted that it would be better for him if nobody could see his records before the election.

Second Biden accuser comes forward.  Another accuser has come forth to claim presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, now 77, sexually harassed her in 2008 by complimenting for being "very well endowed" for a 14-year-old child.  The accuser, Eva Murry, now 26, is reportedly the niece of former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, who ran in 2010 for the seat vacated by Biden after he became vice president to then-President Barack Obama.  In an interview with Dan Abrams' Law & Crime, a site whose reporting tends to boast a very liberal, anti-Trump bias, Murry said that when she was in middle school, she used to attend political/campaign events with her aunt.

David Axelrod vouches for Joe Biden's past because he was thoroughly vetted by Team Obama.  As many Democrats have demonstrated, the "believe women" talking points have been indefinitely suspended pending the results of the upcoming presidential election.

Tara Reade Is Joe Biden's Eighth Accuser.  Tara Reade is Joe Biden's eighth accuser, not his first, not his only.  The fake news media want you to believe Reade is Biden's only accuser, and that's because there is no lie the media will not tell to protect the presumptive Democrat nominee.  But seven other women — seven! — none of them Republicans, have accused Joe Biden of everything from sexual assault to unwanted kissing to inappropriate touching.

By Biden's Own Standards, He Is Guilty As Charged.  [Scroll down]  The problem with defending due process in a case like Biden's with respect to Tara Reade is that Biden himself, when it comes to allegations of sexual abuse and harassment, doesn't believe in it.  Perhaps in part to atone for his shabby treatment of Anita Hill, Biden was especially prominent in the Obama administration's overhaul of Title IX treatment of claims of sexual discrimination and harassment on campus.  You can listen to Biden's strident speeches and rhetoric on this question and find not a single smidgen of concern with the rights of the accused.  Men in college were to be regarded as guilty before being proven innocent, and stripped of basic rights in their self-defense.

Like A Buzzard, Hillary Clinton Hovers Over Biden, Looking to Take His Spot If His Candidacy Collapses.  [Scroll down]  You see, the Left is in a bind.  They're so arrogant and self-righteous that they never thought their side, which is loaded with rapists, would actually have to be held accountable.  Biden, according to their rules, is a sexual predator.  Due process cannot be allowed.  Facts are evil.  So, the twists and turns on this will be epic because Biden is a sexual predator based on their rules.  [Numerous tweets]  This is part of an ongoing list of issues with Joe Biden.  He's too old, too senile, has a rape allegation lobbed against him, and might have turned a blind eye to his son Hunter allegedly selling access to top Obama officials while he worked at a Ukrainian energy company in which he had no business being there.  He can't remember what office he's running for, he's confused, and now needs Jilly to hold his hand to prevent him from seeming like the old fogie who [...] forgets who he is for a half-hour or so.

Twenty-Five Democrat Hopefuls ... and Then There Was One.  Tara Reade's charge of rape against Biden has, in the immortal words of Henry Kissinger, "the odious smell of truth" about it. [...] Does this sound like made-up dialogue to anyone?  Or does it ring with the pellucid authority of truth?  So, again, who in Biden's office sent Ms. Reade to her date with destiny?  Nobody who was on Biden's staff when this happened "remembers" anything about it; all who might be in a position to know deny it ever happened.  OK, if they don't remember this happening, perhaps they remember why Ms. Reade was forced to leave Biden's office soon after the event?  Somebody could at least speak to that, no?  Too blinded by hatred of the incumbent president?  Too deaf to plausibility to imagine one's own integrity on the line?  Too dumb to realize their own behinds are likely to be pulled into this before it's over?

Tough new Trump ad:  The Democratic double standard on believing women.  Whether Biden did what he's been accused of is unclear.  Whether Democratic politicians are gross hypocrites about allegations of sexual assault is not.  The bill for the Kavanaugh fiasco has come due.  Truth be told, that's half the reason Republicans have taken such an interest in the Tara Reade allegation.

Joe Biden Is Cooked.  Despite polls showing that he leads President Trump in key states and in the country overall, there remains something seriously missing and not credible in the putative presidential nomination of Joe Biden.  The polls are never accurate with Trump, and there is both a reticence by his supporters to identify themselves and some sampling errors by the main polling organizations because of the unusually high numbers of people this president draws to the polls in his support who are not otherwise frequent voters.

Perfect! Loudmouth Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Wants to Be Joe Biden's Running Mate.  Anthem kneeler and Trump-basher Megan Rapinoe says she wants to be Joe Biden's running mate.  What a perfect match.  She hates Trump and is embarrassed by her country!  She'll have to fight it out with crazy Stacey Abrams first, though.

Biden doesn't want Senate records opened due to 'speeches I've made'.  Joe Biden's comment that he doesn't want to open up his Senate records, in part, because of "speeches I've made" has attracted the attention of Republicans and President Trump's re-election campaign.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's statement came on MSNBC Friday morning as he denied a sexual assault allegation from a former Senate aide, Tara Reade.  The specific quote was highlighted on Twitter by Andrew Clark, the rapid response director of Trump's re-election campaign.

Democrats want Elizabeth Warren to be Joe Biden's vice president: poll.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the heavy favorite among Democrats to be presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, a new poll finds.  According to the poll conducted by Data for Progress, 31 percent of likely Democratic voters want Biden to pick the Massachusetts senator.  Other options lagged far behind.  Sen. Kamala Harris of California was preferred by 18 percent of respondents.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams both had 10 percent support.  The poll did not ask respondents about any male options.

Biden, Drop Out — Bernie, Come Back?  The Democrats are desperate.  Cool ole' Uncle Joe who seemed to be the one "up for the task" is turning into a real Creepy Uncle nobody wants to sit next to at a family gathering.  Even his boss, you know the name, endorsed him only when Biden remained the last man standing.  Joe has lots of well-known issues that may hinder his chances for the Oval Office — starting with his obvious mental decline to the corruption allegations against the Biden family that may have made billions of dollars while Biden served as the vice president.  The newest accusations against Joe are as serious as they are sensitive for the American public: sexual assault is not just a crime — it's a stain that will never come off a reputation and that could never been excused.  And it is not even surprising, in Joe's case.  His bizarre inclination to inappropriate touching, kissing, and sniffing was in the plain sight for years.  He did not just start this disgusting behavior recently.

Democrats Are Reaping The 'Whirlwind' Kavanaugh Warned About.  [Scroll down]  If the media and Democrats thought that they could get away with their despicable behavior with [Brett] Kavanaugh and then turn around and attempt to bury a sexual assault allegation against [Joe] Biden, they were sorely mistaken.  Since the media and Democrats don't have consistent standards for how they deal with accusations of sexual assault, they are facing consequences.  It's an incredibly low bar, but there is no question that Tara Reade's claim against Biden is significantly stronger than Blasey Ford's claim against Kavanaugh.

Increasingly looks like Biden is toast.  [Scroll down]  No other group, not labor unions, not trial lawyers, not even the teachers unions, carries more weight among the donkeys than Planned Parenthood, guardians of the human sacrifice ritual at the heart of progressive politics in America today.  And Planned Parenthood understands that their own legitimacy is at stake if they are seen as protecting a sexual predator.  It is no longer possible to use their dominance of the mainstream media to lock out the accusations against Biden by Tara Reade from public notice.  It is just too easy to make them look bad by comparing what hacks like Kirsten Gillibrand said about Brett Kavanaugh with their position on Biden.  Planned Parenthood does not want Kavanaugh's critics to look like stupid and corrupt hypocrites.

Statement: Joe Biden Denies Tara Reade Accusation of Sexual Assault.  Former Vice President Joe Biden released a lengthy statement Friday addressing accusations of sexual assault from former senate staffer Tara Reade.  He denied the accusations, refused to release his Senate records, and asked the National Archives to release any record of a complaint from Reade.

Evening Nets End Their Tara Reade Blackout, Come to Biden's Defense.  Finally, the evening newscasts of ABC and CBS broke their silence on the rape accusation against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.  While their respective morning newscasts had already covered the topic, Thursday night was the first time NBC News had dared to give it airtime.  The contrast was stark in how they covered the accusations of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, where their mission was to sink his nomination.  This time, they were walking on eggshells as they gingerly came to Biden's aid.  Their sudden discovery of Reade's allegations came over a month after she first went public.  It also came after a Media Research Center study exposed their journalistic malpractice of not covering the story nor pressing Biden while they were interviewing him.

Biden Refuses to Release Senate Records that Could Shed Light on Sex Assault Claims, But His Operatives Were Sent to Look Through Them.  The Biden campaign has called Tara Reade's claim false but Joe Biden himself has not yet personally responded to the question.  That's at least in part because the media hasn't even asked the question of him, despite innumerable interviews with him over the past few months.  Reade alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway and had previously sexually harassed her including by inappropriately touching her shoulders.  Reade says that she complained to superiors on Biden's staff about sexual harassment but was rebuffed and nothing was done.  After she was allegedly sexually assaulted and spurned Biden, she says she was then removed from her position supervising interns.

Meet the Other Seven — Yes SEVEN — Women Who Are Accusing Biden of Inappropriate Behavior.  Joe Biden is starting to feel the pressure to personally respond to the sexual assault allegations of Tara Reade.  While loyalists and liberal hypocrites are defending him, her story continues to gain credibility as more witnesses have come forward.  In addition to countless photos of Joe Biden acting inappropriately with women and young girls, a small number of women have come forward to the media to say that Biden acted inappropriately with them.  These allegations, combined with the photographic evidence we've seen, establishes a pattern of behavior that, at the very least, shows Biden is a man who typically takes liberties with women he meets, and perhaps on one occasion, crossed the line toward criminal sexual assault.

I Bet Joe Biden Picks Michelle to Be His Running Mate.  [Scroll down]  A public figure's personal wishes can easily be sublimated to the needs and of her political party, especially in times of crisis.  It is worthless for anyone — Republican or Democrat — to decide on what Michelle Obama "wants" to do at this point, without also factoring in what the party faithful may "need" her to do for them in order to recapture the White House.  I speculate that Michelle, being a good soldier, would comply, even more so were she flatteringly cast as the person best able to save the ticket from impending doom.  Scoff if you will at such a scenario.  But too many smug partisans are simply unable — or unwilling — to look at things from an opponent's viewpoint.

Should we ignore some women?  During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings two years ago it was very easy for opponents of the Trump administration to say 'believe all women'. Because they didn't want President Trump's nominee to be on the Supreme Court.  And so they decided to always believe the accuser and believe the worst of the accused.  What are these same people to do now that a woman — former Senate aide Tara Reade — has come out accusing the Democratic nominee for president, Joe Biden, of sexual assault?

Joe Biden:  Senate Records Detail Meetings with Putin, Could Be 'Taken out of Context'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday said he would not authorize the release of his Senate records, currently in the possession of the University of Delaware.  In an interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, Biden denied accusations of sexual assault from Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer.  But he refused to release his Senate records to help prove his innocence.  Biden donated his Senate papers to the University of Delaware in 2012, which was set to release them to the public in December 2019.  The university backtracked on the release when Biden announced his run for president in April 2019.

Biden operatives accessed secret Senate records at University of Delaware before mid-March, report says.  Joe's Biden's campaign dispatched operatives to the University of Delaware's library in the past year to rifle through his secretive Senate records there, Business Insider reported Thursday — raising the possibility they accessed documents related to Tara Reade's accusation that he sexually assaulted her when she worked for him in 1993.  The development comes as both The Atlantic and The Washington Post argued that Biden should instruct the university to turn over the records, saying they "could contain confirmation of any complaint Ms. Reade made, either through official congressional channels or to the three other employees she claims she informed not specifically of the alleged assault but more generally of harassment."

As Biden struggles, Hillary waits for the call.  Hillary Clinton continues to hover in the wings, ready to step forward should Joe Biden fail.  Don't look now, but Joe is failing.  Not only has his campaign been rocked by sexual assault allegations from one-time staffer Tara Reade, but the public is beginning to give up on the former vice president.  A new Emerson College poll showed 57 percent of likely voters think President Trump will win reelection in November.  Remember, Establishment Democrats put forward Uncle Joe because he was the "safe" candidate, bound to defeat Trump.  Oops.

'Joe Biden, I Want You To Release The Personnel Records': Tara Reade Demands Transparency From Biden.  2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's accuser Tara Reade is demanding transparency from the man she has accused of sexually assaulting her in 1993.  Reade called on the former vice president to release documents pertaining to his time in the Senate, during which period she alleges that Biden kissed her, touched her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Joe Biden, I want you to release all the personnel records from 1973 to 2009 and be transparent about your office practices," Reade told the DCNF.  "I would like to hold you accountable for what happened to me, to how your staff protected you and enabled you, bullied me multiple times into silence."

Biden Should Release His Papers.  Tara Reade's allegation against Joe Biden is not going away.  Reade, who worked on his Senate staff in the 1990s, accuses Biden of sexually assaulting her in a hallway.  Last week, The Intercept discovered a 1993 call to the talk-show host Larry King from a woman who Reade says was her now-deceased mother.  The call, which refers to "problems" that the woman's daughter had while "working for a prominent senator," does not prove that Reade is telling the truth.  But it does buttress her claim that she told her mother about an assault at the time.

NYTimes Shoots Down Biden Talking Points:  We Made 'No Conclusion Either Way' on Tara Reade.  A New York Times spokesperson said Wednesday [4/29/2020] that former Vice President Joe Biden's White House campaign twisted their reporting on Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations and claimed an exoneration that the paper never suggested.  In a statement to BuzzFeed, who first reported on the talking points, the Times said the Biden campaign's characterization of its reporting was "inaccurate."  The talking points claim the paper ruled that Reade's story "did not happen," which the statement rebuts:  "Our investigation made no conclusion either way," it states.

Keywords:  Unbecoming, unseemly, indignity, inappropriate, indecorous.
Jill Biden Dyes Hair Purple for 'Pay Equity' for Women.  Dr. Jill Biden, sitting in on an Instagram livestream with her husband presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, showed off her newly dyed purple strand of hair Thursday.  Jill Biden told host Megan Rapinoe, captain of the 2019 Women's World Cup champion U.S. United States women's national soccer team and virulent Trump-hater, that she dyed her hair in solidarity with Rapinoe's campaign for pay equity for women.  Rapinoe is known for dying her hair purple and other colors.

Joe Biden's Dr. Death.  Does Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel believe Joe Biden would be better off dead?  That would be a peculiar position for Biden's chief adviser on medical issues and a member of the candidate's Public Health Advisory Committee to take.  But if we accept the reasoning behind Emanuel's infamous 2014 essay, Biden is nothing more than a resource-sucking shell of himself who should stop trying to prolong his life.  I suspect that if one of Trump's advisers on coronavirus had once taken to the august pages of The Atlantic to reason that men who reach the age of 75 are useless to society, the press would be vigorously exploring and amplifying his position.  Reporters have rarely bothered to bring it up with Emanuel, who is constantly on TV — or with Biden, who is now "sheltered in place" and trying to prolong his life.

Pelosi Says She is 'Satisfied' With Biden's Response to the Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday told CNN she's "satisfied" with how former Vice President Joe Biden has responded to the allegation made by a former staffer, who says Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.  "I am satisfied with how he has responded.  I know him.  I was proud to endorse him on Monday.  Very proud to endorse him.  And, so, I am satisfied with that," said Pelosi.  However, Biden himself has not responded personally, nor has he been asked about the allegation in any of the recent podcasts he has done from the basement of his Delaware home.  Biden's campaign has denied Tara Reade's allegation, but even some media outlets on the left now say it's time for Biden to address it himself.

Jill Biden Talks 'True Leadership' as Joe Biden Looks On in Bizarre Viral Video.  A viral video made the rounds Sunday featuring Dr. Jill Biden speaking about "leadership" while her husband, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, looked on silently, frowning oddly, as if unable to speak.

DC Police Change Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Complaint From Active To Inactive:  Report.  The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department changed the status of a complaint against 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden from active to inactive, One America News Network reported Wednesday [4/29/2020].  The network's Richard Pollack reported Wednesday afternoon that the D.C. police department appears to have closed its investigation into Tara Reade's allegations of sexual assault against Biden.

Biden himself should address the Tara Reade allegations and release relevant records.  The former vice president and probable Democratic presidential nominee has yet to speak publicly about the allegation Ms. Reade has lodged against him: that when she was a member of his Senate staff in the 1990s, Mr. Biden pushed her against a wall and put his fingers up her skirt and then inside her.  Mr. Biden's campaign says "this never happened."  Contemporaneous accounts of Ms. Reade's claim are counterweighted by the denials of her superiors at the time that she reported any misconduct, as well as inconsistencies in her retelling.  There are, at the moment, no clear conclusions.  There may never be.  But that is no excuse for not searching.

Media Shocked to Find Bias in Tara Reade Coverage.  To the casual observer, it's clear that the mainstream media operate under a default assumption when it comes to women who accuse political figures of sexual assault:  The ones who accuse Republicans are inherently more credible than the ones who accuse Democrats.  This bias has become so obvious as the media struggle to handle Tara Reade's credible allegation of sexual assault against former vice president Joe Biden — especially compared with the hysterical coverage surrounding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegation against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — that even members of the media are beginning to notice.  They are shocked — SHOCKED! — that critics of the media's handling of Reade's allegations might have a point.

With Biden flailing, is Michelle Obama going to take his place?  The news is suddenly awash in reports that, on May 6, Netflix and the Barack and Michelle Obama production company will premiere a documentary about the book tour Michelle Obama did in connection with her memoir.  Both the memoir and the documentary are entitled Becoming.  What's interesting is that this premiere is a surprise: [...] Am I the only one who finds this "surprise" an amazing coincidence when taken in conjunction with Joe Biden's declining candidacy?

Joe Biden Was at [the] Meeting Where James Comey Was Told to Brief Trump on [the] Steele Dossier.  New revelations about the possible motives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in meeting with then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in January 2017 raise questions about then-Vice President Joe Biden's role.  Documents unsealed Wednesday [4/29/2020], including notes and emails, indicate that FBI agents were not focused on the investigation of Russian "collusion" when they met with Flynn at the White House early in President Donald Trump's term.  Rather, they were determined to extract an admission, or a lie, that would see Flynn prosecuted or fired.

Stacey Abrams:  The Thirstiest Candidate.  For weeks, [Stacey] Abrams has been all but begging former vice president Joe Biden to pick her as a running mate.  Abrams's thirst for power appears to know no bounds.  According to a Politico report published Tuesday [4/28/2020], the former Georgia lawmaker has been waging an aggressive behind-the-scenes lobbying effort in addition to her public self-promotion campaign.  Abrams, who has repeatedly declared herself the winner of Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election despite receiving fewer votes than her Republican opponent, has been "privately calling Democratic powerbrokers, asking them to tell Biden campaign officials that she should be vice president."

The Editor says...
In other words, voting doesn't matter, the party bosses make all the decisions.

Democratic Frustration Mounts as Biden Remains Silent on Sexual Assault Allegation.  For more than three weeks, progressive activists and women's rights advocates debated how to handle an allegation of sexual assault against Joseph R. Biden Jr.  The conversations weren't easy, nor were the politics:  Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, faced one allegation; his opponent, President Trump, at least a dozen.  Finally, several of the women's groups prepared a public letter that praised Mr. Biden's work as an "outspoken champion for survivors of sexual violence" but also pushed him to address the allegation from Tara Reade, a former aide who worked in Mr. Biden's Senate office in the early 1990s.  "Vice President Biden has the opportunity, right now, to model how to take serious allegations seriously," the draft letter said.  "The weight of our expectations matches the magnitude of the office he seeks."

When would Joe Biden reopen the country?  The most pressing problem facing people today is how and when states and local areas reopen after the coronavirus lockdowns. [...] Where does Joe Biden stand on all this?  Even though he is the presumptive presidential nominee of his party, even though reopening is the most urgent issue of the time, even though he claims far greater competence and leadership ability than the current president, and even though he has said quite a lot about the coronavirus issue broadly, Biden has been quite vague about when he would OK reopening were he in the White House.

Tara Reade and the Democrats.  The Tara Reade sexual allegation against presidential hopeful Joe Biden has revealed the Democrats' true colors once again. [...] [T]he anti-Trump media heavyweights and left-wing Biden supporters have all but blacked out the story.  The New York Times apparently delayed publishing Reade's accusation for nearly three weeks under the rationale that executive editor Dean Baquet wanted to do more research to help readers "understand" — a luxury notably not afforded to Kavanaugh, whom the Times hammered).  CNN waited one full day to mention Reade's allegations, failed to break the news of Reade's mother's appearance on their own network, and allowed Anderson Cooper to interview Biden without asking a single question about the purported assault.

Biden Campaign Publishes Talking Points for Dem Candidates to Discredit Tara Reade.  Just as his path to the Democratic nomination is clear, former Vice President Joe Biden faces questions in regards to allegations of sexual misconduct from former aide to then-Senator Biden, Tara Reade.  Democrats and Biden's allies on the cable news circuit have done their best to cover for the former vice president, but the credibility of Reade's story continues to grow as her claims are bolstered by evidence and corroboration.  Democrats threw out their original "believe all women" standard for misconduct allegations that was spearheaded by Senate Democrats during their character assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the fall of 2018, and have moved to damage control mode in order to shield Biden from accountability to these claims.

The Gathering Storm Over Tara Reade.  Tara Reade's allegations that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her back in 1993 continue to heat up to a slow boil, despite the major media's best attempts to suppress or ignore them.  No doubt the media are trying to "flatten the curve" of news stories to prevent them from becoming a pandemic that fatally infects the Biden campaign.  But Biden's weak pre-existing conditions mean that it might not take much exposure to put his campaign on life support.  A few liberal writers are actually trying to maintain some basic consistency and honesty in their coverage, such as Peter Beinart, who wrote in The Atlantic yesterday [4/28/2020] that Biden should open up his Senate papers, currently archived at the University of Delaware, as the records might contain evidence about Reade that could answer some questions about the matter:

Tara Reade Demands Biden Release Senate Records, Rips Media for Censoring Her Complaint.  If you're not sure Biden's a rapist, then Hillary Clinton's swearing for his character should be the last proof you need.

Virtual Blackout:  Liberal TV Networks Bury Joe Biden Sex Scandal.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is facing a growing sexual assault scandal, but Americans who only watch left-leaning TV networks may not have even heard about it.  Biden's former staffer Tara Reade went public with her claims on March 25, and since then new evidence has arisen, making her accusation far more credible than Christine Blasey Ford's claims against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Yet left-leaning mainstream media outlets have nearly boycotted the story over the past month.

Progressive Mag CounterPunch:  Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Swirling Around Biden for Many Years'.  A 2008 column in the far-left magazine CounterPunch accusing Joe Biden of "loutish sexual advances" in the U.S. Senate has become a lightning rod in the debate over Biden and his former staffer Tara Reade's allegation of sexual assault in 1993.  The article, written by the late Alexander Cockburn, lamented then-presidential candidate Barack Obama's choice of Biden as a running mate in August 2008. Biden, in Cockburn's view, was an empty and worthless swamp creature, a D.C. insider chosen purely to improve Obama's electoral odds who would ultimately stifle any progressive agenda for the candidate of "Hope and Change."

University Of Delaware Refuses To Provide Agreement Detailing Why It Can't Release Biden's Records.  The University of Delaware refused Tuesday [4/28/2020] to provide the Daily Caller News Foundation with an agreement detailing why the university cannot release 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's Senate records.  As Biden faces increased scrutiny for allegations of sexual assault made against him by Tara Reade, pressure is mounting for the former vice president to unseal documents related to his time in the Senate [...].  These Senate documents are housed by the University of Delaware Library and cover a wide swath of Biden's political career, but are being kept secret until he "retires from public life," spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett told The Washington Post in July 2019.

There Is Way More Evidence Against Biden Than There Ever Was Against Kavanaugh.  Over the past few days, several more lines of evidence have surfaced to support the rape allegation made by a former Biden staffer against the presumptive Democratic nominee.  Tara Reade alleges that, back in 1993, Biden grabbed her, pushed her up against a wall, and assaulted her.  Though she waited until now to report the incident to the media and the police, she says she told several people about it when it happened and throughout the intervening years.  If true, this wouldn't conclusively prove the allegations, but it would lend them credibility. [...] On that note, two people — Reade's brother and a friend — both corroborated that she told them about the alleged attack many years ago.

Dem VP shortlisters condemned Kavanaugh:  Here's their response to Biden accusation.  Nine U.S. senators who have gotten buzz as potential picks to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate were in the Senate in 2018 when Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process was roiled by accusations of sexual assault.  They did not hold back in their condemnation of the court pick and in their calls for the accusers' claims to be fully investigated.  Now, Biden's presidential campaign also is grappling with a developing accusation of sexual assault from the 1990s — which aides have adamantly denied.  But most of those same senators have not commented on this allegation, or have downplayed it.

The Hypocrisy on Tara Reade Is a National Disgrace.  We do not know whether the accusations that Tara Reade has leveled against Joe Biden are true or false.  That is a question of evidence and of inquiry that might be answered as time rolls on.  We do know, by contrast, that the double standard that has been exhibited by Biden's campaign and by the political press in tandem is a national disgrace.  Both culturally and legally, due process must be habitually applied to nobody or to everyone.  If, upon the most frivolous and protean of pretexts, it is routinely accorded to one faction while being denied to another, it is effectively lost.

How Long Will The Media Bury The Biden Assault Story?  In the span of a week, and no thanks to the mainstream press, the accusation by Tara Reade that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s gained infinitely more credibility than any of the accusations lodged against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  There are now four people who say that Reade told them about Biden's assault around the time it happened in 1993.  And a tape of "Larry King Live," during which Reade's mother apparently phoned in to talk about the abuse, has emerged.

Washington Post blasted for claiming 'Trump allies' are 'amplifying' Biden accuser Tara Reade.  The Washington Post was slammed late Monday night [4/27/2020] for its bizarre framing of the latest developments that emerged surrounding the allegations made by Tara Reade against former Vice President Joe Biden.  Reade, who came forward last month accusing then-Senator Biden of sexual assault when she was a Senate staffer in 1993, has had more corroborating evidence surface in recent days.  A "Larry King Live" clip from 1993 purportedly showing Reade's mother calling into the show anonymously and alluding to her daughter's "problems" with a "prominent senator" was brought to light on Friday.  And on Monday, two more people, a former neighbor and a former colleague of Reade's, came forward to back her claims after conversations they had back in the 90s.

Biden's sexual assault problem gets worse, and he seems more senile than ever.  The news about Joe Biden has taken on a completely surreal quality.  For a long time, the headlines were about his declining mental state, which is becoming hard to ignore.  This was bizarre enough in a presumptive Democrat candidate for the presidency.  Then, Tara Reade dropped a bombshell, alleging that the same politician known for publicly groping and sniffing women and children had sexually assaulted her.  The media assiduously ignored Reade's allegations as long as they could and eventually reported on them only to dismiss both Reade and the allegations.  The media's worst nightmare came true, though, when corroborating evidence about Reade's allegations started piling up.

The Biden Trap.  [Scroll down]  And make no mistake, if Biden loses, regardless of his running mate, even as feminists are being criticized for hypocrisy in not condemning him more swiftly, it will also be feminists and women who are blamed for his loss, for encouraging an environment in which claims of sexual harm are taken seriously enough to damage a politician.

Democrats to Replace Biden at Convention Over Tara Reade Sexual Assault Allegations?  While the mainstream media has mostly kept a lid on this story, the sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden aren't going away soon.  As PJM's Rick Moran reported earlier this week, the D.C. police are treating the allegations as an "active and ongoing" investigation.  Many liberals are turning a blind eye to the story, but there are some who have a vested interest in keeping this story alive and front and center:  Bernie Bros.  In fact, Briahna Joy Gray, Bernie Sanders' former campaign press secretary, who has been a vocal critic of Biden, suggested in an interview with The Atlantic that the allegations might just thwart Biden's nomination at the Democratic National Convention.  Gray told Emma Green that the Democratic primary is far from over.

A Little Something for Everyone... to Hate.  The conga line of liberals calling for the head of Brett Kavanaugh with zero evidence of any wrongdoing on his part 35 years prior fell silent when the accused was their presumptive nominee.  Eventually, if begrudgingly, they acknowledged that Tara Reade exists and she said something about Joe Biden, but that was it.  With the emergence of video of Reade's mother calling into Larry King back in 1993 alluding to the assault, their silence becomes retroactive permission for Joe, whether he did it or not.  Either way, they're fine with it. [...] But sooner or later he will have to leave his bunker, and a certain percentage of the country will realize they aren't watching a presidential campaign, they're bearing witness to senior abuse.  Not only can't Joe string together a coherent sentence, he can't read one written for him.

Three Potential Biden Running Mates Appeared On Sunday Shows.  None Were Asked About Sex Assault Allegations.  Three women believed to be among the frontrunners for former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate on the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket appeared on Sunday morning news programs, but not a single woman was asked about sexual assault allegations leveled against Biden by a former staffer.  In fact, not a single one of the Sunday news programs that aired on April 26th discussed the allegations despite revelations from CNN Saturday evening that indicated the woman's mother called in to "Larry King Live" in the late 1990s to ask the host's panelists how her daughter should go about reporting sexual harassment by a male Senator.

Biden: Let's Fix The Economy By Repeating Obama's Stimulus Fiasco.  Joe Biden has a plan to get the economy moving again after the coronavirus shutdown.  Unfortunately for him, his plan has already been tried — and it failed miserably. [...] "Biden said investments in light rail, clean drinking water, and half a million electric vehicle chargers on the nation's highways could help retool the economy for the future."  Where have we heard this before?  Oh, right, Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus, which was going to turbocharge the economy by funding "shovel-ready jobs," heavy investments in mass transit, "clean" energy, electric cars, and a bailout of state governments.

The media owe Brett Kavanaugh an apology.  Without a shred of evidence that Brett Kavanaugh had ever even met Christine Blasey Ford, the news media decided the then-Supreme Court nominee was guilty of an unconscionable sexual assault four decades ago.  Kavanaugh went overnight from being understood to be a consummate legal star, women's advocate, and faithful family man, to being depicted as a sleazy drunkard and would-be rapist.  Now, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, facing an accusation of sexual assault, the media are demanding that an accusation against a leading public figure should be supported by far more evidence.

Joe Biden:  Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?  With every appearance before a television camera these days, it is becoming clearer and clearer that Slow Joe's mind is long gone.  As with a body clinging to life with a brain failing to demonstrate consciousness, it is difficult to describe Old Joe's cognition as anything much beyond that of a vegetative state.  His is a brain firing on so few cylinders that medical professionals must be astonished that it is not sitting pickled in a jar in a lab with electrodes jutting out from all sides.  He's running to be the first president who won't even remember running.

16 Reasons Why I Believe Joe Biden Sexually Assaulted Tara Reade.  Primarily because I incorrectly believed her story had changed over the course of a year, had moved from unwanted touching to a flat-out sexual assault, I at first had trouble believing Tara Reade's claim she was sexually assaulted by presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden in 1993.  When Reade originally came forward in April of 2019, she joined about a half-dozen women who have credibly accused Biden of unwanted touching.  And I say "credibly" because Biden has serially committed acts of unwanted touching in public.

Scott Walker Blasts 'Incompetent' Joe Biden:  Barack Obama Didn't Support Him 'Until There Was No Other Choice'.  Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News on Friday he believes the 2020 election will be a "referendum on coronavirus."  "Up until a couple months ago, I think [President Trump] was in good shape.  The economy was booming, we had a tremendous impact here, but I think it will be not only how did he handle the health side of it, but how does he get people back to work," Walker exclusively told Breitbart News.

Larry King may have upended the 2020 election.  Keep your betting slips.  The Democrat Party nomination is not decided.  In fact, the nomination may be more in doubt today than it was three months ago when everyone was campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire.  The SS Bidenic just kissed an iceberg.  Tara Reade filed a criminal complaint in DC alleging that when she was on Biden's staff in 1993, he grabbed her by the [you know what — and if you don't, you don't need to know]. She waited 27 years?  But The Intercept has corroborating evidence in the form of a clip of the Larry King Show on CNN back in 1993.  Apparently Reade told her mother, who called King anonymously.

'Larry King Live' episode with Tara Reade's mom removed from CNN catalog.  Campaign collusion?  [A] 1993 CNN video featuring Tara Reade's mother lamenting that her daughter was preyed on by then-senator Joe Biden has reportedly been removed from Google Play.  Liberal Twitter user J.L. Hamilton posted a screenshot of the Google Play catalog of "Larry King Live."  The show aired on CNN from 1985 to 2010.  Apparently missing was the August 11, 1993 episode, where Tara Reade's mother, Jeanette Altimus, called in to "Larry King Live" and revealed that her daughter's pleas for help following her alleged sexual assault went ignored in Washington, D.C.

No way out for Democrats stuck with senile Biden as #MeToo allegations cannot be suppressed.  Democrats have painted themselves into a corner with Joe Biden now the presumptive nominee.  I see no easy way out of the mess that has been created by assembling a coalition of mutually antagonistic grievance groups, while simultaneously assuaging the oligarchs that fund the party and usually call the shots behind the scenes.  Now that Tara Reade has credibly accused Joe Biden of sexual assault with far more evidence than was brought against Justice Kavanaugh, they are stuck.  The hysteria unleashed against Kavanaugh can't be forgotten, even though dishonest hacks like Mazie Hirono keep their yaps shut and don't even whisper "Believe all women," and even though propaganda outfits like CNN have done their best to keep news of the accusations from the public.

5 Reasons Why Stacey Abrams Would Be A Risky VP Choice For Joe Biden.  [#1] She's never been elected to office higher than state representative.  Abrams has never been elected to an office higher than Georgia state representative, serving as minority leader in the state legislature — and she doesn't even hold that office at the current moment.  State legislators are ubiquitous in the political world: the United States has more than 5,400 state representatives and nearly 2,000 state senators, according to Ballotpedia.  And yet, if Abrams becomes Biden's running mate and he wins, she'll be a heartbeat away from the presidency. [...] [#3] She refused to accept the results of the Georgia election.  Abrams refused to accept the results of the Georgia gubernatorial election for months on end, insisting that she won the race and denying that Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was the legitimate winner of the election.  Her refusal to accept the results of an election opens her up to charges of hypocrisy, given that she criticized President Donald Trump in 2016 for refusing to commit to accepting the election results if he lost.

Stacey Abrams, Vying For VP Slot, Cites 'Successful' Campaign History.  Over the last couple of weeks, Stacey Abrams, the failed gubernatorial candidate who has not held federal office, has taken the remarkably unprecedented step of openly and proudly campaigning to be former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 running mate.  Although the former state lawmaker is reportedly considered a low-tier option — behind Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and at least two other candidates according to the New York Post — this hasn't fazed Abrams, who touted her campaigning prowess in a recent interview with The Atlantic Magazine.

DropOutBiden Trends, Fueled by Progressives and MeToo Supporters.  The hashtag #DropOutBiden trended on Twitter beginning early Saturday morning and throughout the day, fueled in part by progressives and #MeToo movement supporters calling on Joe Biden to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.  Although supporters of Biden tried to blame the hashtag on Russian bots, there were several prominent progressives who were using the hashtag, such as Peter Daou, a former Hillary Clinton adviser.

Imaginary Georgia Governor Stacy Abrams Dreams Of Being Vice President.  Stacey Abrams is taking a break from running Georgia to campaign to be former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate.  Pretty soon, she'll be calling the veepstakes rigged, dragging the Democratic National Committee as racist, and claiming to be the nominee anyway.  It's become her signature formula since failing to capture the Georgia governor's mansion in 2018.  Just a year and a half later, ambition has once again come calling.  This time it brings the romance novelist one step closer to reaching her self-inspired destiny of clinching power in the White House.  Maybe the 27 lost souls in the Democratic primary have convinced her of her true purpose.  Maybe Marianne Williamson has guided her.

Biden Lies to Pennsylvania About His Fracking Ban.  Joe Biden is on the record stating there will be "no new fracking" if he is elected.  Biden also said "we are going to get rid of fossil fuels."  Biden also said if he gets to the White House he will make sure there is "no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, Period."  But Biden covered up those statements and lied when questioned by a Pennsylvania news station on Monday [4/20/2020].

More than 200 black women urge Biden to pick black woman as running mate.  More than 200 black women on Friday [4/24/2020] signed an open letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging him to pick a black woman as his running mate.  Biden has said he will choose a woman to be his vice presidential nominee, and has named several black women in conversations about who he may pick to be on the ticket.

Also posted under Race-based political opportunism.

Poll of Latinos finds only about half would vote for Biden.  A new poll of Latinos nationwide finds lower-than-usual support for former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid when compared to past Democratic nominees, amid signs that President Trump's ability to dominate news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is playing to his advantage with the largest bloc of minority voters. [...] Just 49% of Latino registered voters would vote for Biden while another 10% said they were undecided but leaning towards backing him, according to the new poll.  Seventeen percent of respondents said they back Mr. Trump, with another 6% undecided but leaning in his direction.  Eighteen percent said they are undecided.

Biden Claims Trump Will Try to Postpone Presidential Election.  Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden said during a "virtual" fundraiser Thursday evening that he believes his Republican opponent President Donald Trump will try to postpone the November presidential election, according to a pool report.

Stacey Abrams signals 'concern' if Biden's VP pick isn't a woman of color.  Stacey Abrams said Wednesday [4/22/2020] that former Vice President Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate in November.  Last month during the final Democratic primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Biden committed to selecting a female running mate.  The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee has further indicated he might seek out a woman of color to join his ticket.

Biden campaign spends tens of thousands on ice cream brand Pelosi had packed in freezer.  Joe Biden's presidential campaign spent nearly $11,000 on gourmet ice cream that is also a favorite of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's campaign spent $10,600 on Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams between May 2019 and March 2020. The ice cream was listed as donor gifts, according to Federal Election Committee data.  Pelosi has taken a lot of heat since last week when she joined James Corden on his late-night comedy show and showcased her freezer packed with ice cream.  Among the selection were pints of Jeni's Splendid.  "I don't know what I would've done if ice cream were not invented," she said via video conference from her home.

If Joe Biden is running for president why is Jill Biden doing all the talking?  [Video clip]

A complete inversion of the truth:
Biden:  China Provides Jobs, 'Fuels World's Prosperity'.  "Middle-Class Joe" had a rare opportunity to confront the greatest threat to American workers — the CCP's exploitative trading practices and job poaching ad infinitum — and he failed.  Miserably.  Instead, he praised the relationship as a boon to American employment numbers and extolled the merits of a "rising China."  It wasn't a gaffe.  It wasn't a blunder.  It was quintessential Biden.

China Meddles in Our Election, In Favor of Biden.  hostile foreign power openly meddles in U.S. electoral politics, working to cast discord generally and specifically to smear one of the two remaining candidates for our highest office.  If Democrats were consistent about the paranoia they fomented over the laughably small efforts of Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, they would now demand immediate action to counter this nefarious foreign threat.  Only, this time, the adversary is China, and the declared target of their open election interference is the incumbent President Donald J. Trump.  The editor of the Global Times of China on Thursday posted a public propaganda video attacking President Trump's candidacy and the reporting of Fox News.  Global Times serves as the explicit media mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, functioning today much as Pravda did for the Kremlin during the Cold War.

Joe Biden:  I'd Pick Michelle Obama as Running Mate 'in a Heartbeat'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, said he would undoubtedly select former first lady Michelle Obama to be his running mate, though he admitted she likely does not want to jump back into politics anytime soon.  "I'd take her in a heartbeat," Biden said in a Monday interview with CBS Pittsburgh when asked if he would add Obama to the ticket.  "She's brilliant.  She knows the way around.  She is a really fine woman.  The Obamas are great friends."

POLL: White Liberals Most Bothered by Joe Biden's Whiteness.  The only Democratic voters significantly bothered by Joe Biden's race and gender are white liberals with graduate degrees, according to a Pew survey published this week.  According to the poll, a majority of Democratic voters are not concerned that their party's presumptive nominee for president is an elderly white man.  Nearly 60 percent of respondents said Biden's age and race do not bother them.  Among black voters, 72 percent said they weren't bothered by Biden's race and gender, while 70 percent of Hispanic voters said the same.  Concern over Biden's whiteness was considerably higher among white Democrats, nearly half of whom said they were bothered that their party's nominee was not a minority.

Most VP picks are cosmetic, but Joe Biden's is crucial.  At this stage of a normal presidential election year, idle media speculation tends to focus on who will be the candidates' running mates, the vice presidential candidates vying to be sent to so many foreign funerals.  In recent times, it hasn't really mattered much beyond political cosmetics.  But the secrecy surrounding the selection process — sometimes lasting almost until the summer convention — attracts media like flies on roadkill.  Perhaps you've noticed, however, these are not normal times in many ways.

Joe Biden rambles and struggles for words during interview on coronavirus response.  Joe Biden rambled and struggled for words during a CNN interview on Thursday [4/16/2020] about the coronavirus response, seemingly suggesting the White House should use WWII policies to deal with the pandemic.  Speaking to Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Biden stumbled his way through the evening interview, after being asked his thoughts about President Trump's three-phase plan to reopen the country.

How the Obamas could easily win eight more years in the White House.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, Biden and his wandering hands are safely confined to quarters instead of out on the campaign trail, which shields the Democrats from more possible fallout over not only his past behavior but his full-throated endorsement of Communist China throughout his career.  The donkey party is thus free to market the cardboard-cutout version of its candidate, having finally accomplished their mission of running a generic Democrat against Orange Man Bad, without ever having to expose him to the general public.  No wonder there's talk on the Left of canceling the conventions and running an all-mail election.  The further away the country stays from reopening, the better their chances.

This is the guy who wants the nuclear codes?  Joe Biden had a banner week of stumbles, bumbles, and fumbles.  This week alone, Biden was repeatedly confused by the teleprompter and forgot what he was trying to say again and again, and again.  Even when his campaign tries to script his public appearances, Biden either can't remember the point without his notes, or accidentally says "quote" before quoting the teleprompter in a supposedly unscripted town hall.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

We Have No Idea What Joe Biden Is Muttering About Here.  Maybe You Can Help Us Out?  When most politicians speak, audiences have to suspend their disbelief.  When it's Biden speaking they have to suspend their incomprehension.  The thing Biden voters must be made to understand before November is this:  They won't be voting for Joe Biden, even though his name is on the top of the ticket.  In reality they will be voting for his veep, should he die in office.  Or, perhaps more likely, Biden will get 25th'ed out the Oval Office door.  Or, hell, maybe if he wins they'll keep him propped up for four full years.  In any event, Biden is the placeholder, the figurehead, for the Deep State/DNC operatives running the show while he's babbling on.  Having this man, clearly not in possession of all his faculties, pretend to serve as a major-party nominee is a fraud perpetrated on the American voting public.  Sadly, it isn't the kind of fraud you can prosecute.

Media Prefer Hating Trump to Helping America.  The liberal media are urging Joe Biden to form a shadow government to upstage President Donald Trump's crisis response effort, which illustrates its consuming partisanship — and its insufficient attention to the health and welfare of the American people.  MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle floated the idea during an interview with former Barack Obama staffer Jim Messina.  Referring to Trump's COVID-19 daily press briefing, Ruhle asked, "Should Joe Biden be counterprogramming that?  Should he be creating his own shadow government, shadow Cabinet, shadow SWAT team, and getting up there at a podium every night, saying, 'Here's the crisis we're in.  Here's what we need to do to address this'?"  I'll concede that if Biden were to follow Ruhle's ludicrous suggestion, Trump would be the biggest beneficiary.  If some are still unaware of Biden's diminishing competence, they would certainly learn of it in counter-press briefings.

Crazy Joe Biden Is Assembling a White House Transition Team Seven Months Before Election Day.  Joe Biden has begun assembling a White House transition team so that "he'll be able to staff up quickly in the event that he defeats President Trump in the 2020 election," reports The Hill.  Biden revealed in a digital fundraiser on Thursday [4/16/2020] that he started the process after his Super Tuesday victories.  Election Day isn't for another seven months.  Is it really about being able to staff up quickly?  Highly unlikely.  Typical transitions are about two and a half months, starting after the election and continuing until Inauguration Day.  George W. Bush's White House transition was even shorter (by several weeks) due to the Florida recounts.  If Joe Biden's team needs over seven months for a White House transition when every other campaign has managed with roughly 11 weeks, what does that say about the competency of his team?

Joe Biden drifts off into incoherence in MSNBC softball interview, as wife Jill tries hard to look unconcerned.  Do Democrats really believe that they can push to victory a presidential candidate who is incapable of one full minute of coherent discourse, even in a friendly environment?  With more than half a year before Election Day, Joe Biden is rapidly mentally deteriorating, and it is increasingly sad watching him and his wife trying to cope with responsibilities that even in his salad days were beyond his capacity.

Joe Went off the Teleprompter Again.  Joe Biden appeared this morning [4/16/2020] with his wife on MSNBC's Squinty & Meat Puppet in the Morning, famous for questioning Trump's mental health.  Meanwhile, they are hosting this word salad without even a question of Biden's inability to function.  He attempts to share an anecdote that turns into something so foreign that you'd think he's speaking a different language. [...] No one around him seems to want to end this buffoonish charade.   Lady MacBeth  Jill Biden, REALLY wants to be First Lady and looks like she's in on it.

AOC Now 'In Talks' With Joe Biden and I Think I Know Why.  [Scroll down]  I actually think there's more to it and that AOC managed to find the one pressure point Biden is most afraid of.  Namely, the sexual assault allegation which continues to be an issue despite the media's best attempts to bury it.  What did AOC say about that just yesterday?  AOC makes this comment and then poof, just like that, Biden calls her up and they are in talks for an endorsement.  It's almost as if the #metoo movement has been turned into a complete joke, able to be covered up at will via political agreements.

AOC says she is 'having conversations with Biden's team' over policy.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's staff has been in talks with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's team over the past few days, she admitted in a new interview.  Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed in an interview with Politico Wednesday that her aides were "having conversations with Biden's team" in order to "figure out what some of these policy conversations will [be] looking like" as the general election takes shape.  The comments come two days after she took part in an interview with the New York Times in which she said she had not yet heard from the Biden campaign since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dropped out of the race.

A Double Game behind the Biden Double Standard?  [Scroll down]  Second, they wanted to air the accusation, undermine it and then dismiss it, in order to inoculate Biden from Reade in the general election campaign.  This presumption is entirely true to a degree.  We know this because the Times executive editor, Dean Baquet, admitted as much in an extraordinary and humiliating interview with the Times' own media reporter, who questioned Baquet about the evident double-standard in reporting.  At the request of the Biden campaign, the Times edited the story to omit prior accusations that Biden's touchy-feely habits and hair-sniffing violated the women subjected to it.  Baquet's coordination with the Biden campaign leaves little doubt that the Times story served the political purpose described above.  We can also assume that the Post and "NBC Online" ran their own stories for similar reasons.  Indeed, all the stories read almost exactly the same, as if written by drones programed in similar left-wing journalism schools.

Barack Obama's endorsement of Joe Biden is comedy gold.  [Scroll down]  Try it yourself.  Grab a mirror.  Assume your best 'I'm-being-serious-and-sincere' expression.  Then say out loud that Joe Biden would bring 'leadership guided by knowledge and experience, honesty and humility, empathy and grace' to the Capital.  How'd you do?  Crack a smile?  Of course you did.  Because when Obama said 'knowledge and experience' you thought about Biden's painful struggle to get through the opening of the Declaration of Independence ('You know, the thing').  When he mentioned 'honesty', you thought about his plagiarism and all the ways he and his family have enriched themselves through shady dealings, often with ideological opponents like China.  When he mentioned 'humility', you thought about Biden's habit of bragging about everything from getting the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son fired to taking credit for writing the PATRIOT Act.

Believe All Women - Unless They Accuse Joe Biden.  Over two weeks after Tara Reade, a former Biden Senate staffer, accused him of sexually assaulting her, the media finally got around to tackling her and the threat she poses to Biden by calling her a liar.  The New York Times' article dryly titled, "Examining Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden" by Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember seeks to discredit Reade's claims.  "No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade's allegation," the article insisted.  "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses, and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable."  Then that awkward paragraph with its mix of admissions and denials went down the memory hole.

Funny How Joe Biden's Woman-Assaulting Allegations Aren't News.  The #MeToo movement is finally here and at a long last, powerful and lecherous men are going to be held to account for their dastardly deeds against women!  Or maybe not.  It turns out that the #MeToo movement was all another sham designed to destroy the lives and careers of elected Republicans and one icky Hollywood movie mogul.  When women started speaking up and it turned out that most of the men being accused were liberals and elected Democrats, the movement suddenly started to fizzle.

NYT clipping Highlights of the News.  [Item #7] The presumption of innocence applies even to creepy, sleazy, and dopey politicians.  The New York Times wrote, "Ms. Reade, a former Senate aide, has accused Mr. Biden of assaulting her in 1993 and says she told others about it.  A Biden spokeswoman said the allegation is false, and former Senate office staff members do not recall such an incident."  Brett Kavanaugh never even met Christine Blasey Ford.  The Times insisted he raped her.  The Times also did a little post-posting editing of "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable."  It now says, "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden."  The truth is out there.

Why Biden's Polling Lead vs.  Trump Isn't as Solid as It Looks.  President Trump and Joe Biden begin the general election campaign locked in a highly competitive contest that remains fought along the lines of the 2016 presidential election, according to national and battleground state polls.  If anyone holds the early edge, it is Mr. Biden.  He leads by an average of six points in national live-interview polls of registered voters.  But the election will be decided by voters in the battleground states, not registered voters nationwide, and there the story is not nearly so clear or rosy for Mr. Biden.

Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats' unending shame.  [Scroll down]  Can anyone imagine Joe Biden answering questions in minute detail for two hours every day about the virus, the economy, logistics, trade, China, etc.?  Biden cannot utter a complete sentence without forgetting where it began.

Long-coveted Obama endorsement is of questionable value for Biden.  Former President Barack Obama is set to reenter the political fray with a long-awaited endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but his magic touch has failed to rub off on others in the past, and it is unclear how much of a boost he can provide his ex-vice president.  Some Democrats fear he could even overshadow Biden.  "Biden definitely needs this endorsement," said a Democratic strategist who requested anonymity to speak candidly.  "But you don't want people drawing comparisons between Obama and Biden on the stump."

Also posted under Association with Obama is political poison.

Michelle Obama's odds to be Biden's vice president surge as Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar fade.  Former first lady Michelle Obama is back in play big time as a favorite to be Joe Biden's running mate.  As Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday made a surprise endorsement of Biden in a warm and humorous video chat, the focus turned to Biden's pick for vice president and gambling markets charted by Oddschecker.com saw a surge of support for Obama.  "Michelle Obama has been the most backed person in the market, accounting for almost 32% of all bets," the firm said.

Hunter Biden Still Listed As Board Member Of Chinese Company He Pledged To Resign From In October, Business Records Show.  Hunter Biden received wall-to-wall media coverage and praise from his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, in October when he announced he would resign from the board of a Chinese private equity firm by the end of the month.  But six months after Hunter Biden pledged to relinquish his position with BHR Partners, no evidence has surfaced to prove he actually followed through on his promise.  Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, told the Daily Caller News Foundation in early November that his client had resigned from BHR's board, but he did not provide any evidence of his departure from the Chinese private equity firm at the time.

Joe Biden steps up attack on Donald Trump and warns that country can't go back to normal.  Joe Biden lashed out at President Trump for 'making excuses' in an op-ed in the New York Times detailing how he would handle the coroanvirus pandemic as president.  'We are now several months into this crisis, and still this administration has not squarely faced up to the "original sin" in it's failed response — the failure to test,' Biden pointed out in the editorial, which ran Sunday [4/12/2020].  The former vice president also warned that American life may be changed permanently, with crowds being a concept of the past.

Biden Gets Confused Again; Says He Wants to "Put Millions of Citizens on a Pathway to Citizenship".  Joe Biden on Monday [4/13/2020] said he if he were to win the White House, his administration would "finally achieve comprehensive immigration reform."  [...] "We're finally gonna achieve comprehensive immigration reform as well, putting millions of citizens on a pathway to citizenship," said Biden.  Either Biden is confused, or he believes illegal aliens are American citizens.

New York Times admits Biden team influenced edits to story on sexual assault allegation.  The New York Times revealed that Joe Biden's campaign influenced the newspaper's decision to edit out allegations of sexual misconduct from a story published over the weekend.  On Sunday [4/12/2020], the New York Times was criticized for editing a sentence and deleting a tweet noting that Biden has been accused of sexual misconduct by women who found that his hugging and hair sniffing crossed the line. [...] The newsroom claimed at the time that it made the edits because the original language was confusing, tweeting, "We've deleted a tweet in this thread that had some imprecise language that has been changed in the story."  On Monday, however, Executive Editor Dean Baquet admitted that the Biden campaign's reaction to the piece played a role in making the changes.

NY Times Editor Admits Editing Article on Biden Sexual Assault Allegation After Campaign Complained.  The New York Times edited a controversial passage in an article about a sexual assault allegation against former vice president Joe Biden after his campaign complained, the paper's executive editor said Monday [4/13/2020].  Dean Baquet, in an interview with Times media columnist Ben Smith, explained why edits were made to the following sentence, which appeared as follows in the print edition of the paper, on page A20: "The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable."  Baquet said the Times decided to delete the second half of the sentence, without explanation in the form of an editor's note, because "the [Biden] campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct."

Experts say Biden's chances are 'really low'.  The lessons of history strongly suggest that presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden faces almost-guaranteed defeat in the 2020 race come November.  "Once you've been on the national scene for more than a decade, your odds of winning the presidency are really low," Sean Trende, a "premier political number cruncher" known for his expertise in analyzing American elections, said in recent remarks to the Washington Free Beacon.

Biden's ideas for re-opening America are painfully obvious and insipid.  It doesn't help Biden when his campaign churns out bland, meaningless bits of political pabulum that are meant to read as profound insights into public policy during a challenging time in America.  The latest example is an opinion piece in the New York Times that purports to be Biden's "plan to safely reopen America."  (This link is to the same article at MSN if the Times piece is behind a paywall.)  I use the word "purports" because there's nothing in the writing that echoes Biden's actual voice.  It's very much the work of a staffer and not a very bright one at that.

Trump's most devastating 2020 weapon will be Bernie Bros, insiders say.  The Trump campaign's secret weapon against Joe Biden will be Bernie Bros.  "Bernie Sanders supporters have been laying the groundwork for many of the lines of attack that the Trump campaign will be using against Joe Biden in the general," a senior Trump campaign insider told The [New York] Post.  "From his serial dishonesty, to his obvious issues, to his attempts to cut Social Security.  We are going to have a field day."

Don't forget Joe Biden.  [Scroll down]  But news media should not lose sight of the fact that, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders out of the race, Biden is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.  And as a major party nominee who has a good shot of becoming the next occupier of the White House, he deserves the sort of scrutiny that comes with it.  Unfortunately, Biden has too often been treated with kid gloves, being granted softball interviews that don't challenge his statements and mainly seemed designed to goad him into attacking Trump's performance.  NBC's Chuck Todd asked Biden whether Trump has "blood on his hands," which to Biden's credit, he said was "too harsh" an assessment.  CNN's Brooke Baldwin has asked Biden if Trump has been "intentionally" misleading.  She then fawned, "Your strength, really, your strength is in traveling around the country and connecting with people, right? [...]"

Bernie supporters' next steps: 'I will NEVER vote for Joe Biden'.  Joe Biden quietly secured the Democrat Party's nomination this week after socialist Bernie Sanders abruptly suspended his campaign.  However, Biden faces an uphill battle to unite his splintered party because many Bernie supporters refuse to vote for Joe.  After the Democratic Party rigged the 2016 primary election in Hillary Clinton's favor, many Bernie Bros were so enraged that they either voted for Donald Trump out of spite or didn't vote at all.

Joe Biden Is Not All There Mentally.  Running Him for President Is Incredibly Dangerous.  His staff are right to be worried.  The elder statesman is prone to lapses in coherence, to put it politely.  The signs have been there for months: when Biden asked supporters to "go to Joe 30330 and help me in this fight" in the August debate, the Guardian called it "one of the most cryptic gaffes of his career."  But it was only the beginning.  In his bid for the nomination, Biden has forgotten Barack Obama's name repeatedly, proclaimed he was running for Senate, declared that over 150 million people have been killed by gun violence since 2007, confused his wife with his sister, confused Angela Merkel with Margaret Thatcher, and confused Theresa May twice with Margaret Thatcher.  He's issued an endless litany of baffling and embarrassing statements, including, "Tomorrow's Super Thursday," "We choose truth over facts," "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids," "Why, why, why, why, why, why, why?" and "We hold these truths to be self-evident:  all men and women created by the, go, you know the, you know the thing."

Do [those on] the left teach their children not to cheat?  I'm no saint.  In fact, I'm a seriously flawed human.  But I'll say this.  In over 20 years of school — that's K through 12, college and law school, not to mention half a dozen gigs as an adjunct law professor — I never cheated or condoned cheating.  Not even once.  My parents taught me that cheaters are immoral, and cheaters taught me that cheaters are losers.  Which brings me to Joe Biden.  Biden is a serial cheater.  He cheated in law school by presenting many pages of a law review article as his own.  His professor judged his plagiarism sufficiently serious to deserve an "F."  Biden was just getting warmed up.  From that experience, he failed to learn not to cheat, and even failed to learn not to get caught.

Jill Biden celebrates Sanders dropping out: 'We can finally get to work'.  Dr. Jill Biden rejoiced to supporters about Sen. Bernie Sanders' decision to withdraw from the Democratic primary, officially making her husband, Joe, the party's presumptive nominee.  "Thank goodness we can finally get to work!" Biden told donors at a virtual coffee fundraising event Wednesday [4/8/2020].  "We could never presume that before.  This has all been all brand new and happened so, so quickly," she continued.  The former second lady took part in the campaign event just hours after the Democratic socialist announced that he would be withdrawing from the race, citing his lack of a path to the nomination.

Biden and Trump Agreed to Keep Details of Their Call Private.  Then Biden Told Us Everything He Said.  Though President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden said they had agreed to keep the details of their Monday phone call private, Biden appears to have reneged on the agreement.  The Democratic nominee has now divulged several details about the exchange in media interviews and a meeting with donors.  Biden said during his first interview after the call that he and Trump agreed they "wouldn't go into detail" on what was said during the call between the political rivals.  Biden in the days since has laid out the specifics of the five suggestions he made to Trump on how the administration could improve its coronavirus response and even began to detail to donors at a fundraiser how Trump responded.

Slow Joe's Latest Whiffs.  Someone has suggested that Joe Biden's frequent video chats from his basement are meant to be "proof of life" evidence, because if he actually went silent for a few days speculation would build that he has COVID-19.  But these increasingly hapless appearances contribute to the impression that he has Dementia2020.  Here's the latest three-minute highlight reel of Slow Joe struggling his way through what out to be fairly easy and friendly interviews.  And additional proof that he still hasn't mastered his Teleprompter.  [Video clip]

Democrats Likely to Dump Biden.  [I]t is becoming obvious to everyone not named Joe Biden that Biden's sharpest days are long behind him.  Let's be honest:  he was never that sharp even in his glory days, but he was certainly a lot more lucid when he helped spearhead the despicable character assassination of Robert Bork. [...] Biden is a historically weak candidate.  He has no core beliefs, is corrupt down to his last cell, flip-flops worse than a Kerry, and can't get through two sentences without saying something provably false or utterly ridiculous.  He also has a long history of bad behavior, from plagiarism to "put them back in chains" offensive language to deplorable conduct toward women.  The media-built public perception of Biden as the good-natured favorite uncle is every bit the lie as the latest historic revisionism that sprang forth from Biden's mouth.  The current sexual assault allegations should surprise nobody (although I suppose they would surprise the majority of media-sheltered Democrats).

New York Magazine has a recommendation to improve Biden's podcast:  Less Biden.  New York Magazine's Will Leitch is rooting for Biden to win the 2020 election, but that doesn't mean he can ignore the obvious:  Biden's podcast is really terrible.  Leitch writes that he has found it nearly impossible to get through the two episodes that exist thus far and says the fact that the podcast is so bad worries him.  If the leading Democratic contender can't manage a podcast, how can he possibly win an election?

Joe Biden Explains How He Would Approach Cornavirus Crisis.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has been using podcasts and home interviews to keep his campaign going as the COVID-19 shutdown continues.  However, things have not gotten any better on the cognitive side of the candidate, and it's getting even worse than before.  Here's an example of the current leading democrat candidate for president explaining how he would confront the coronavirus pandemic differently.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Gives Completely Incoherent Response to How Wuhan Coronavirus Will Affect Election.  Former Vice President Joe Biden touched on how the coronavirus will affect primaries and possibly the Democratic National Convention during an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, but at some points his response was unintelligible.  Asked his thoughts on whether a convention would be possible at all, even in August, Biden said we will need to see where things stand at that point, acknowledging that it may not be possible to put thousands of people together for a traditional convention.  [Video clip]

Biden Must Go.  As the Trump administration has been working feverishly (if at times misguidedly, in my opinion) to deal with the Wuhan virus, Joe Biden has been a pathetic bystander, putting out videos from his house and appearing occasionally on television.  In both venues he has repeatedly lied about what the Trump administration is doing.  Or, to be fair, he may be so out of it that he just doesn't have a clue.  Democratic Party fact-checkers have racked up one Biden Pinocchio after another, as his claims have been impossible to defend.  But the real point is that Biden lacks the mental capacity of an average human being, let alone a viable candidate for the presidency.

Will Dems Demand Postponing The Election They're Afraid They'll Lose?  [Scroll down]  What will go unspoken, though, is the growing realization that Biden is a deeply flawed candidate.  He's prone to red-letter gaffes, unbridled exaggerations, embarrassing outbursts, and unexpected digressions, and has been losing focus and slurring his words.  [Examples]  The Delaware deceiver has also been caught repeatedly lying during the COVID-19 crisis, earning "11 Pinocchios From Fact-Checkers," reports the Washington Free Beacon.  The Democrats have to be concerned, as well, with the enthusiasm gap.  While 53% of Trump supporters say they are "very" enthusiastic about their candidate, only 24% of Biden supporters feel the same way for their candidate, an ABC News/Washington Post poll has found.

Corona Meltdowns.  The virus shutdown was first seen as providing a necessary respite for the 77-year-old former vice president to go home, rest up, and recuperate after an exhausting summer, fall, and winter of campaigning — an ordeal that supposedly had explained Biden's increasing flubs and gaffes. [...] A rested Biden's botched commentaries only convinced observers that a President Biden at this moment would be a veritable catastrophe.  Biden seemed more confused from his home than he was on the campaign stump.  He tried reading from a teleprompter script, and then talking ex tempore, and then both, and found he could do neither.

"Whistleblower" Eric Ciaramella Was Hosting 2016 WH Meeting Where Ukrainian Officials Were Told To Drop Investigation Of Hunter Biden!  This explains it.  Anti-Trump CIA whistleblower Eric Ciaramella filed his second-hand "whistleblower" complaint against President Trump after speaking with Adam Schiff's team in September.  Ciaramella claimed he was concerned about President Trump's discussion of Hunter Biden during his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.  Now we know why Ciaramella was so concerned.  According to White House visitor logs Eric Ciaramella was hosting the January 19, 2016 White House meeting where Ukrainian officials were told to drop the investigation into Hunter Biden.

Watch Joe Biden's Unbelievable Campaign Gaffe Highlight Reel Here.  Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign this week; sparking a series of new questions for Democratic insiders as he slowly stumbles towards his party's nomination to take on Donald Trump this fall.  [Video clip]

Biden Can't Fundraise Because He Can't Lead.  Democrats were hoping that Biden could make up some ground after becoming the presumptive nominee — President Trump and the Republican National Committee currently have more than 10 times as much cash on hand as Biden and the Democrats — and now they're using the coronavirus pandemic as a convenient excuse for the candidate's failure.  But the truth is more straightforward, and more devastating, than most liberals care to admit.  The fact is, Biden can't fundraise effectively because he can't lead or inspire — and every appearance the candidate makes only serves to remind the public of those glaring deficiencies.

Air Force reverses decision to release Biden travel records as Senate tempers flare over Hunter probe.  The U.S. Air Force has backtracked on a promise to release records showing Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two with his father, former Vice President Joe Biden.  One America News reported that despite the Air Force promise in January to release the passenger lists, it was now refusing to do so even as a Senate committee is planning to move forward, over-vigorous Democrat opposition, with an investigation of the younger Biden's overseas business dealings while his father was part of the Obama administration.

Biden's lead evaporates in new poll that finds him weaker vs.  Trump than Hillary Clinton was in 2016.  Former Vice President Joe Biden's national lead over President Donald Trump has nearly evaporated according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows the Democratic frontrunner facing a "massive enthusiasm gap" in the November general election.  Although Biden maintains a solid lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, he finds himself in a statistical tie with the president in a head-to-head matchup, only slightly ahead by two points (49-47%) among registered voters.  The pollsters noted that Biden's standing has deteriorated since their last survey in February which found him with a more comfortable 7-point (52-45%) over Trump.

Biden, seeking an answer to irrelevance, walks into Trump's trap.  Joe Biden has a problem: with all eyes on the coronavirus, and Trump functioning as the commander in chief during what amounts to a war, complete with a wartime economy, Biden has become irrelevant.  Because he's older and therefore vulnerable to the virus, he can't even leave his house.  Instead, he's hidden away.  This is a lousy situation for someone who is trying to become president in the next election. [...] There's no way Biden can come out of this conversation looking good.  Trump will treat him with the utmost respect while making sure to highlight the fact that Biden was useless during the Obama presidency, that Biden's plans are duplicative of what Trump has already done, and that Biden is mentally weak.

Former Obama Adviser Predicts Massive Turnout For Trump In November - Huge Disadvantage For Biden.  David Plouffe played a major role in Obama's 2008 election.  He may be a liberal, but he understands how elections work.  He is now predicting that the Coronavirus crisis will not have a negative impact on turnout among Trump voters.  It will, however, put Joe Biden at a disadvantage.

What Should Biden Do?  We are living through an extraordinary and unprecedented time.  It has required us to readjust our lives, our expectations and our plans.  The business of politics is no exception.  There's been a lot written over these last few days that this upending of normalcy is taking a toll on former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign.  After all, in a non-COVID19 world, Biden would be having a great few weeks. [...] Instead, he's stuck at home in Delaware, talking to cable TV hosts and Facebook Live audiences from a home-made studio, while President Trump (never a shy, retiring figure in the first place), has become a ubiquitous media presence.

Robert Gates Makes a Case Against Joe Biden as Commander-in-Chief.  Robert Gates is the epitome of a moderate political thinker, public servant, and lifelong specialist in international security.  After a lengthy career appointment as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, he served as deputy director of the CIA under President Ronald Reagan, deputy national security adviser and, later, director of the CIA under President George H.W. Bush.  Gates served for two years as President George W. Bush's secretary of defense and two-and-a-half more years in the same office under President Barack Obama.  Here is a man with no appetite for bombast. [...] It is therefore a matter of grave alarm — at least a DEFCON 2 and possibly DEFCON 1, the ultimate state of alert — when Gates, that most centered of centrists, asserts that Biden has "been wrong on nearly every foreign policy and national security issue for the past four decades."

Hunter Biden cannot deny impropriety any more than he can deny paternity.  [Scroll down]  Whenever an immediate family member of a major public official takes a lucrative position, the official naturally will be in somewhat compromised circumstances if he or she must oversee policy clearly affecting the outfit the family member has joined.  There is no way to avoid questions about whether the official's decisions have been affected by the family member's interests.  If one's father is the vice president, and one's new job obviously could be materially affected by your father's diplomacy, it is no longer a matter of mere private ethics or private profit.  The chance of even subconscious altering of the nation's diplomacy has ramifications far beyond one's own family.  The United States, indeed the world, might have its best interests subject to shadings of judgment that might not have existed if one's own financial spigot hadn't been opened.  When the diplomacy involves one of the world's most important of hot spots, these shadings of judgment could have monumental effects.

Does America need Journalists?  The national media is a fully predictable sideshow at this point.  Just imagine what media would think could do the most damage to the president or a Republican and it is fairly easy to predict their coverage or future emerging stories, such as the rising pressure to swap Joe Biden out with Andrew Cuomo.  Poor Joe may be the last person in America to see the train coming to run him over when the media decides it is suddenly expedient to start reporting on the sexual assault allegations they are blacking out.

Here's the Number of Times the Mainstream Media Have Mentioned Joe Biden's Sexual Assault Accuser.  In case you missed it, a woman named Tara Reade, who was a former staffer for Joe Biden, is accusing him of sexual assault. [...] Whether Reade is telling the truth or not is still an open question.  The fact that she worked directly for Biden and was later fired adds an additional layer of credibly to her accusation, but any claim of sexual assault needs to be fully adjudicated.  Biden, despite being a creep who's often caught groping and sniffing women, still maintains the presumption of innocence until further evidence is presented.  Regardless, what's not an open question is how hypocritical and biased the mainstream media are.  The Daily Wire took a look back at the coverage of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford to comprehensively compare it to how Biden is now being treated.  The results are stunning.

Biden in a coronavirus Groundhog Day-like loop.  Joe Biden is living in reminiscent of the 1993 film Groundhog Day, stuck in limbo and answering the same questions over and over while trying to move on to taking his place as the Democratic presidential nominee.  Isolated in his Wilmington, Delaware home, Biden says that his day starts with two meetings with advisers:  one on the status of the coronavirus pandemic and government response and one on the economy.  Later in the day, the former vice president heads to his basement recreation room to his newly-constructed professional studio, where he either gives a live-stream address or appears on a television show.  The hits are often very similar to each other.  Biden finds ways to mention that he wants up to $10,000 in student loans canceled for those affected by the coronavirus, a temporary month ban on evictions, and for President Trump to use the Defense Production Act to create medical supplies.

Nominate Biden, blame Bernie.  Over at Jeff Bezos's Tax Write Off, Washington Post reporters Sean Sullivan, Michael Scherer, and David Weigel filed, "Bernie Sanders now adamant he's staying in the presidential race.  Many Dems fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat."  The gist is Biden will lose and it is all Bernie's fault.  The argument is Bernie cost Hillary the 2016 election and by staying in the race, he will cost Biden in 2020.  Philippe Reines, a lackey of Hillary, said in Paragraph 4, "It's the equivalent of a World War II kamikaze pilot.  They have no better option than to plow into USS Biden."  Paragraph 17 said, "Although Sanders personally is not waging a scorched-earth campaign against Biden, some of his most visible supporters continue to rail against the former vice president's policy ideas and question his cognitive abilities — a trend that worries party leaders."  Way down in Paragraphs 27, 28, and 29, readers discover what the real problem is.  Ideas.  It is not that Bernie is a kamikaze pilot.  It is that Bernie is a communist taking over the party.

Poll: 15 Percent of Bernie Supporters Will Vote for Trump Over Biden.  A new ABC News/Washington Post opinion poll has some very bad news for former Vice President Joe Biden.  If he secures the Democratic presidential nomination — which he will, of course — a full 15 percent of Bernie Sanders supporters plan to cast their vote for President Donald Trump's reelection.  That's extremely troubling for Biden, because in 2016, only 12% of Bernie's supporters broke for Trump after their guy's historic intraparty fight with Hillary Clinton.  But, USA Today reports, there's some good news in there. [...]

Sara Carter:  No One Is Reporting Biden's Gaffes, Dems Counting On That.  Sara A. Carter told Fox New's host Steve Hilton Sunday night that the Democrats are counting on the media for not reporting former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's gaffes.  "Now, what we're seeing is Joe Biden actually doing what Joe Biden does best lately, which is have these enormous gaffes," Carter told Hilton.  [Video clip]  Carter concluded, "The sad thing is, Steve, is that no one is really reporting on this and I think that's what the Democrats are counting on."

Biden Struggles to Speak Coherently as He Attacks President Trump's Coronavirus Response.  Biden stumbled his way through an interview on MSNBC on Monday [3/30/2020].  The 77-year-old 2020 Democrat front runner tried to attack President Trump's Coronavirus response and he failed miserably.  Biden makes no sense.  He had to read notes during his interview and he still jumbled his words.

Best of Biden's Basement Broadcasts.  The Washington Free Beacon looks back at the best of Joe Biden's dispatches from Delaware as the coronavirus sidelines his campaign.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's ability to inspire high voter turnout [is] in doubt.  Black voters in South Carolina helped propel former Vice President Joseph R. Biden to the top of the crowded 2020 Democratic field and they continue to fuel his drive to the nomination, but whether that translates into the crucial high turnout he needs in November remains an open question.

Joe Biden Can't Be President (2).  Evidence of Biden's incapacity continues to pile up.  Earlier today, he gave an interview to MSNBC in which he pontificated about the coronavirus, or tried to.  It was a sad spectacle.  He apparently tried to read notes that he had before him, but was unable to do so, and lapsed into frustration and incoherence:  [Video clip]  No doubt Democratic Party leaders have been calculating ways of denying Biden their nomination, or getting him off the ticket after the fact.  The former is tricky:  Biden is still around 750 delegates short of clinching the nomination (he has 1,217 delegates committed) and some state primaries have been postponed.  Biden could drop out, but that might leave Bernie Sanders in the driver's seat, the last thing the DNC wants.

Joe Biden is blowing this campaign in more ways than one.  [Scroll down]  Trouble is, the 77-year-old Biden sometimes seems unaware of his location, asking Iowa voters about Ohio, turning his back to TV cameras, walking out of sight during a town hall.  He also often sounds like he's on too many meds with rambling, even incoherent statements.  And then the teleprompter breaks down just as the man who wants access to the nuclear launch codes was going to explain why he sincerely wants to be president.  Turns out, without a script, Biden couldn't really say. [...] Teleprompters were invented to mask speakers reciting lines, enabling them to look directly at audiences with utmost fake sincerity.  The devices have been around since 1948 and in politics since 1952.  So, they're not a newfangled gimmick to master.  That happened in Biden's basement with loyal staff during an allegedly choreographed TV appearance.

The Ballad of China Joe.  After a series of disastrous video conferences demonstrating that what he lacks in brains, he makes up for with dementia, the presumptive Democrat nominee is already facing stiff competition from a guy who's not even a candidate for the presidency.  That's right.  There are all kinds of rumors that Andy Cuomo, the second Fredo of the Cuomo crime family, is emerging to give Old Joe a run for his ill gotten money.

Doddering Joe Biden [is] Unfit to Lead in Time of Crisis.  Whatever you think about President Trump and his response to this global pandemic that sparked from a Chinese "wet market" selling wildlife, you cannot exactly be heartened to behold the response offered by Democrats.  The party's presumed nominee, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, finally mounted the barricades this week to personally combat the Wuhan virus by — what else? — setting up a television studio in his Delaware home to offer "counterprogramming" to the president and his crisis team of doctors, public health officials, industry leaders, and economic experts.

Democrats need to recruit Obama to bench Biden, find another candidate.  [Scroll down]  Biden is a shrunken version of the guy who got hot at the right time.  After going silent for nearly a week, he emerged in video clips and interviews from the basement of his Delaware home, where he is quarantining himself.  Looking isolated and lapsing into occasional gibberish, he seemed every bit the mentally challenged 77-year-old he was on the worst days of the campaign.  Although he did better on a CNN virtual town hall Friday, his tics, such as having a three-point answer to every question, do not inspire confidence that he is capable of being president for four years.  So what can Dems do?  Find another nominee.  But first, they must bench Biden, or persuade him to bench himself.

Only 632 People Watch Sleepy Joe Biden's Coronavirus Town Hall on YouTube.  2020 Democrat front runner Joe Biden held a Coronavirus town hall with nurses, firefighters and emergency medical technicians.  Biden advertised his Coronavirus livestream to his 4.62 million Twitter followers.  But only 632 people tuned in to watch Sleepy Joe on YouTube.

The curious paucity of MSM coverage of Biden's #MeToo accuser.  If you're a regular reader of Hot Air or any other generally conservative websites, you're probably aware that one of Joe Biden's former Senate staffers, Tara Reade, has accused the former Vice President of sexual assault.  But if you're getting the majority of your news from CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times or the Washington Post, the name may not even ring a bell.  Given the nature of my work, I generally have the television on for the majority of the day while I'm writing (usually with the sound muted) and I flip back and forth between CNN and Fox News, with occasional visits to our local Spectrum News channel.  That way I can keep an eye on the chyron for breaking news stories and get a feel for what they're covering.  While it's certainly possible that I missed a mention somewhere, I don't recall seeing Ms. Reade's name pop up on CNN for days.

Biden fights accusation of sexual assault.  Joe Biden's campaign is vehemently denying an allegation that the former vice president sexually assaulted a Senate aide more than two decades ago.  "Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims.  We encourage them to do so because these accusations are false," Biden spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said in a statement to the Washington Examiner and other outlets on Friday [3/27/2020].

Biden, Who Pushed For Believing All Women During Kavanaugh Hearings, Has Been Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Former Staffer.  Tara Reade, who worked for Biden back in the '90s as a staff assistant, had previously told The Cut back in 2019 that Biden had gotten a little too personal with her and made her feel "uncomfortable."  Reade's account then was similar to the accounts of other women who said they'd had close encounters with the former vice president, who's known for getting a little too touchy-feely with women and young girls.  Now, though, Reade says Biden did more than just sniff her hair — he forcibly assaulted her.

Biden: "Every Single Day I Speak to All 5 of My Grandkids..." — In Reality He Has 6 Grandkids.  Joe Biden, who has 6 grandchildren, told CNN's Anderson Cooper he only has 5.  Biden either forgot about Hunter's love child with the DC stripper or he doesn't count him/her as one of his grandkids.

Tucker Carlson Insists Biden 'Will Not Be The Democratic Nominee.' Here's Who He Predicts Will Assume The Mantle.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden "will not be the Democratic nominee" that ends up facing President Donald Trump in November. [...] Then, Carlson speculated on Biden's likely replacement.  "If I had to bet I would think Andrew Cuomo would be the most likely to replace Biden," he said before a discussion about the 1968 Democratic convention, when former Vice President Hubert Humphrey won the nomination despite not winning any of the state primary elections.

'Dr. Win-the-War' vs. the Mouse.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats have a presumptive candidate who can hardly utter a coherent sentence in response to a friendly questioner, live-streaming from a little podium in his living room, an absurd, and objectively sad spectacle.  The Democratic bosses are sending an infirm and elderly mouse to bell a big, tawny, roaring cat.  Anyone can see how it will end.

Sleepy Joe's Latest Shadow Briefing Goes Worse Than the First; 'Biden Is a Melting Ice Cube'.  Those who watched it said the presumptive Democratic nominee "devolved into gibberish" at times.  In the clip below, Biden tells viewers, "I'm going to, Barack, significantly increase the number of pell grants that are out there.  A pell grant is a family basically less than $50,000 you're able to get at the time, it was less than six but it raised it to $6000."  [Video clip]

Allegations That Joe Biden Sexually Attacked a Young Staffer May Be a Sign the Democrat Establishment Wants Him Gone.  [Scroll down]  This is much, much more substantial than the allegations that sent the deranged Al Franken packing.  While no major network has yet touched the story, it is hard to imagine that the story will not be noticed.  And we are entitled to wonder why she is making this particular allegation now rather than back in 2019 when she first told her story and why the outlets carrying it are Newsone, which is focused on progressive blacks, and the Intercept, which caters to a very left-of-center readership.  It is becoming increasingly obvious to everyone that Joe Biden is suffering from a substantial cognitive impairment.  His behavior on the campaign trail has been erratic, his debate performances disastrous, his statements since going full-recluse due to Wuhan virus are bizarre when they are not cringe-worthy.  The man is not totally senile — yet — but he's months rather than years from being obviously in that condition.

Jill Biden is the Answer.  Who is the one person who knows better than anyone that Joe Biden's mental faculties are in serious decline?  Answer:  Jill Biden.  Who is the one person with the power to make Joe Biden retire from politics?  Answer:  Jill Biden.  Who is the one person closest to Joe who encouraged him and now enables him to run for the Presidency for a third time?  Answer:  Jill Biden.

The quarantined candidacy.  [Scroll down]  Sometimes, Barack Obama would deliberately hide Biden in an effort to avoid any embarrassment during high-stakes negotiations, such as the 2013 government shutdown.  That year, the executive branch's top diplomat to the Senate was seemingly missing for 16 days. [...] This time, Biden's disappearance isn't so deliberate. [...] Biden can't even get [Obama's] endorsement against a president fixated on undoing Obama's legacy.

No One's Watching Joe Biden's Wannabe POTUS Broadcasts.  Former Vice President Joe Biden hosted a "Happy Hour with Young Americans" livestream Wednesday night and only 2,800 people tuned in, according to a CBS news reporter.

Democrats Might Find It Better To Concede 2020 To Trump.  [Scroll down]  Joe and Jane Sixpack [...] recognize a politician who can't handle what Trump has been saddled with.  The 77-year-old prospective Democratic nominee Joe Biden, speaking in a live stream from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, fumbled all over his words.  After calling for more medical personnel to deal with "this crush of cases," Biden added, "And, uh, in addition to that, in addition to that, we have to make sure that, we are ..."  Then he motioned to staff to roll the teleprompter before exasperatedly saying, "Well, let me go to the second thing ..."  Not only does this suggest possible senility, where is the Biden campaign's judgment in conducting a live stream when it could easily have been taped, so they could edit and polish a perfect take of their candidate's statement?  What does it say about Biden that he has allowed himself to be surrounded by a staff this incompetent?  One thing it says is that a Biden presidency will be run by whoever ends up in his vicinity within the West Wing, in all likelihood a collective apparatus far to the left of the Democrat administration that came to power more than 11 years ago now.

Joe Biden Postpones On-Camera Press Briefing After Disastrous TV Appearances.  Democrat presidential front runner Joe Biden postponed an on-camera press briefing late Tuesday after a series of awkward and ultimately disastrous television appearances earlier in the day.

Joe Biden's Livestreams Have Been a Disaster.  Joe Biden has been struggling for visibility lately.  The Coronavirus crisis has relegated him to the sidelines as Trump takes front and center on television, sometimes for hours a day.  Biden has turned to live streaming addresses.  It has not gone well. [...] It's very telling that the media is being careful not to criticize his efforts.  [Video clips]

Former Senate Staffer Who Opposes Trump Accuses Biden of Sexual Assault.  A former Senate staffer for Joe Biden has credibly accused the Democrat of sexual assault, but you wouldn't know it if you relied in the corporate media for your news.  Tara Reade described the alleged sexual misconduct in a graphic interview this week with lefty podcaster Katie Halper.

Former Staffer Tara Reade Accuses Joe Biden of Forcible Sexual Assault.  Not just squeezing and stroking and sniffing up on teenagers this time. [...] By the way, this accuser — Tara Reade — is only coming forward because she heard another woman making less serious sexual harassment allegations about Biden, and wished to support her.

We know Biden has roaming hands, but how far have they roamed?  Up until spring 2019, when he began his presidential run, Joe Biden seemed immune.  That was when, Lucy Flores, a Bernie Sanders supporter, claimed that, in 2014, when he was still Vice President, Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and kissed her head at a campaign rally. [...] Tara Reade, however, believed Flores's claims.  To support Flores, she went public with her own story about the time that Biden had "put his hand on my shoulder and run his finger up my neck."  However, because Reade was threatening the man who would save America from Trump, the Democrats threw at her the worst insult they could think of, calling her a Putin puppet.  Reade retreated.  As the Democrat Party began to consolidate around Biden, Reade decided that, for her daughter's sake, it was time to tell the whole story about Joe.

Oh, So this is why Joe Biden has been hiding.  The more Biden is in front of voters, the more likely he will remind us of how gaffetastic he is.  He is a placeholder of a candidate.  The DNC panicked when it was becoming clear that Bernie Sanders may rise to be their candidate and Biden was dusted off and brought out as the safe choice.  Unfortunately for the DNC, though, Biden is not up to the challenge.  A national campaign is tough, even for the most energetic and capable candidates.  Joe Biden appears feeble, frequently confused, and very low energy, as has been said of other candidates in the past.  By running Biden, the Democrats are desperately hoping to defeat President Trump in November.  The plan is for him to win and bring back the status quo of the Obama days.  I think Americans have moved past the status quo.

Joe Biden On The View:  His Dementia is Becoming More Obvious Every Day.  Joe was on The View Tuesday [3/23/2020], and when he was asked about the current world CoronaVirus crisis, Joe responded with nonsense.  He used real words but seemed to mix them up.  As we previewed last week, Biden started giving his own briefings to the press from his home to "counter" President Trump's daily CoronaVirus commission pressers, keeping Americans up to date.  Also from his Delaware home Biden gave a remote interview on The View to share his biggest concerns regarding the virus.  Interestingly this was the same program that ripped his response to the H1N1 virus in 2009.  Tuesday's interview didn't go so well.  His phone was ringing in the background, Joe seemed "out of it."

Biden's First Coronavirus Shadow-Briefing Was a Disaster.  I bet Joe Biden thought his coronavirus shadow-briefings would demonstrate to the American people his superior leadership abilities and judgment in the middle of a national crisis compared to Trump.  Instead, Biden's first attempt at appearing presidential and ready to handle a crisis was another gaffe-prone disaster that his campaign most certainly regrets doing.  In the middle of his Monday [3/23/2020] briefing, Biden apparently lost his train of thought while explaining what he thinks Trump should do during the crisis.

A Half-Sedated Looking Joe Biden Devolves Into Incoherence on The View.  After days of people wondering exactly where the former VP has been, Biden decided to appear before some friendly faces on The View today.  He was interviewed remotely from what I'm assuming is his home, as it's the same background he's had for the last several videos he's made.  Apparently, all the rest he's been getting the last few weeks has done nothing to sharpen Biden's mental faculties, as he ended up devolving into incoherence rather quickly.

Biden Can't Stop Touching His Face During The View Appearance.  During an appearance earlier today [3/24/2020] on The View, Joe Biden repeatedly flouted coronavirus advice by constantly touching his mouth and face.  The presidential frontrunner couldn't stop putting his hand to his mouth and rubbing his eye during the interview.  "Biden could not stop touching his face, even licking his fingers at times on live TV in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic," tweeted Caleb Hull along with a compilation of all the times the former Vice President touched his face.  [Video clip]

CNN's Tapper scolds Biden for not coughing into his elbow during live interview.  CNN's Jake Tapper scolded Joe Biden for not coughing into his elbow, instructing the 2020 Democratic front-runner for the presidential nomination on the recommended way to avoid spreading germs during the coronavirus pandemic.  The instructions from "The Lead" anchor came after Biden loudly coughed into his hand not long after the nationally televised remote interview from Biden's home in Delaware began.  "You know, you're supposed to cough into your elbow.  I don't know, sir.  I learned that, actually, while covering your White House," Tapper said.

Let's just say it, shall we?  Joe Biden is probably not okay.  Uncle Joe plans to appear presidential by giving his own series of pandemic updates to the nation in a sort of "shadow administration" function.  He launched one of the first ones yesterday and it was... not good. [...] This wasn't some moment where Biden got caught by surprise when a reporter tossed a loaded question at him or an awkward answer to a pointed comment from an audience member at a town hall.  This was a planned, staged event where Biden was able to set the tone and tempo at a time of his choosing.  All he had to do was successfully read the words on the teleprompter.  And even if the prompter failed, he had plenty of time to practice the remarks in advance, allowing him to push forward and summarize his message in the same general theme.  He didn't even manage to meet that low bar.

Don't Get Distracted:  Democrats Still Have Eyes on the Prize.  Time is not on the side of the Democrats; we're witnessing the most massively unprecedented case of elder abuse in American history, with the Biden candidacy.  No adult-thinking person would allow their loved ones who regularly forget where they are, and forget their own names, to handle a stove, or take their own medication, or operate a vehicle.  Democrats, however, intend to put the largest economy and military in Man's history in the hands of a man who regularly forgets where he is, and regularly forgets his own name.  I truly wish Biden no ill will; if I were the Democrats, I wouldn't want Election Day postponed, either.

Biden Actually Said This:  "We Have to Take Care of the Cure That Will Make the Problem Worse No Matter What".  On Monday 77-year-old Biden stumbled and lost his train of thought after it looked like his teleprompter went down.  Biden had to signal to staff that he needed help.  Then he butchered Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker's name and forgot what century we are in.  On Tuesday Biden tried to dunk on President Trump and he failed miserably.

Joe Biden's Teleprompter Malfunctions During First Coronavirus Update; Calls MA Governor Charlie 'Parker'.  Joe Biden's new foray into regular video updates about coronavirus stumbled out of the gate as the teleprompter malfunctioned and he called the sitting Massachusetts governor by the wrong name.  Biden was speaking behind a podium when he began verbally stumbling around, as if he wasn't sure what to say, or was buying time. [...] This was Biden's first of what he said would be many video appearances.

Slow Joe's Slow Pitch.  Never has the nickname "Slow Joe" Biden fit better than in today's somnambulistic performance from his home in Delaware about what he thinks needs to be done about the coronavirus.  Take in this 60 second excerpt from the middle of his remarks and ask yourself if this looks like a person who can make it to November:  [Video clip] [...] Two observations:  If you watch the whole thing, Biden doesn't suggest a single thing that the Trump administration isn't already doing.  So why did he bother?  Which leads to the second point:  he is so dismal in this video that you have to wonder how his campaign staff let him go forward with it.  It is clear he had difficulty with the teleprompter or whatever cueing prop he was trying to use.

Joe Biden Flunks His First Attempt To Look Presidential.  A few days ago, #whereisjoe started trending on Twitter after the presumptive Democratic nominee had gone unseen for some time in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.  But after Joe Biden's public address on Monday, his supporters might want him to go back into hiding.  "Biden seeks to offer a possible presidency preview."  That's how ABC News promoted the former vice president's speech, which streamed live from his home in Delaware.  By that measure, Biden's 15-minute talk about the coronavirus was an unmitigated disaster.  Biden's delivery was leaden.  He seemed tired.  He slurred his words.  Worse, he repeatedly stumbled in his remarks, despite reading them from a teleprompter.

Joe Biden Confusingly Pretends He's President, Holds Dangerous 'Shadow Briefings'.  Joe Biden apparently doesn't know where he is or who he is again.  Maybe the loss of his mental faculties is accelerating?  Biden recently decided it'd be a great idea to undercut the real administration by having "shadow briefings," which are basically political ads that run the risk of misleading people and exacerbating the current pandemic.  RedState first reported on this possibly happening in a recent article by Nick Arama.  In the midst of an actual crisis, where people need a single, knowledgeable source of information, the former VP has decided to pretend he's president.

Biden Emerges From Hiding, Plans to Attack President Trump with Shadow Coronavirus Briefings From His Home in Delaware.  Old Joe Biden is planning on holding shadow Coronavirus briefings beginning on Monday [3/23/2020] in order to attack President Trump amid a pandemic outbreak.  Biden had to put his "No Malarkey" tour on hold and has been in hiding for over a week due to the *cough cough* Coronavirus, but he's discovered some new technology that will allow him to give briefings from his home in Delaware.  "They tell me there's ways we can do teleconferencing via us all being in different locations," Biden said.  So he's having his home in Delaware rigged up with equipment that will allow him to give briefings and interviews from his living room.

Biden has all but disappeared during Wuhan coronavirus crisis.  I haven't seen viewership numbers yet, but with so many people sitting at home due to the rolling economic shutdown, I bet the numbers across multiple platforms are huge.  It may be why a recent poll showed majority support for how Trump is handling the crisis.  Lost is this crisis management is Joe Biden.  He has all but disappeared.  Biden's disappearance has been noticed by Democrats, particularly Bernie supporters.

Coronavirus presidential briefings:  Joe Biden tries to get into the act.  That old Walter Mitty thing doesn't stop for Joe Biden.  He was there as vice president at the Parkland shooting.  He was shot at in Iraq.  He was a coal miner.  His chopper was shot down by bin Laden himself over Afghanistan.  Always the irrelevant placeholder, dating at least from his Obama years when he had to beg Obama to quit making fun of him, the former vice president and now Democratic frontrunner has now decided to conduct pretend-presidential briefings on the coronavirus crisis to upstage President Trump.

Biden plans shadow coronavirus briefings.  Joe Biden is planning a regular shadow briefing on coronavirus to start as early as Monday to show how he would handle the crisis and address what he calls the lies and failures of President Trump.  Biden gave a preview of what's to come in a conference call with reporters Friday, where he listed a litany of false and misleading statements from Trump, who has been holding regular White House press conferences concerning coronavirus preparedness and response that have been broadcast live on all major networks.

Biden Finishes Speech, Stares Ahead Until Wife Jill Comes to the Rescue.  After he swept the Arizona, Florida and Illinois primaries on Tuesday night, presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden delivered a victory speech to a camera.  For obvious reasons, there was no audience.  Speaking in a quiet, somber tone, he ended his speech saying, "Thank you all.  Thank you all for listening."  He stood there, motionless, staring ahead as if in a trance.  Was he waiting for applause?

WaPo: Biden Didn't Lie, He 'Described His Stance Inaccurately'.  A Washington Post fact-checker ruled Thursday that Joe Biden hadn't lied when he said he supported a fracking ban during Sunday's Democratic presidential debate.  Rather, Biden had simply "described his fracking stance inaccurately."  The Post gave Biden "Zero Pinocchios" for saying during the most recent Democratic debate that he opposed fracking entirely.  Instead, the paper pointed to the Biden campaign's explanation that the candidate had "misspoken" and that "his position was the same as ever," opposing fracking only on public lands.  Meanwhile, the Post criticized those who quoted Biden's remarks verbatim.  "Critics pounced," the fact-checker wrote.  "Republican operatives cut a short video of Biden's remarks, to use as a cudgel in races against moderate House Democrats.  Sanders supporters accused Biden of misleading voters about his policy, which doesn't ban fracking outright, as Sanders would."

Fact Check:  Joe Biden Claims We Have Coronavirus Because of Trump.  Former vice president Joe Biden claimed on Twitter on Thursday that the U.S. is "paying the price" of coronavirus because President Trump "eliminated" an office that dealt with pandemics.  Biden is wrong — very wrong.  This falsehood almost deserves an entirely separate category of ignominy because of its ability to divide and frighten people in the middle of a crisis that requires social cooperation and trust.  The truth — as explained earlier this week in the Washington Post by former National Security Council official Tim Morrison — is that the office was combined with others in a reorganiztion that "left the biodefense staff unaffected."

Democrats won't return to normal.  Joe Biden now supports gun confiscation, having previously limited himself to banning rifles, calling them assault weapons.  He named Beto O'Rourke to head his gun control efforts, after Beto came out in favor of a mandatory gun buyback.  (Buyback is Orwellian.  The government never sold you the gun.)  But that is not all.  Biden wants to make gun manufacturers targets of class-action lawsuits by repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (which Biden opposed) which protected gun companies from being held liable for every shooting in America. [...] Democrats target guns because their voters largely do not own them.  City dwellers are not hunters.  Meanwhile, ghettos in many cities have become shooting galleries.

Did Biden realize his discriminatory pledge for his Supreme Court pick?  In his debate with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden made two pledges to voters and asked his opponent to do the same to nominate only a black woman for the next open Supreme Court seat and to choose a woman as his vice president.  Even with identity politics, the pledge to impose a gender and race requirement for the next Supreme Court nominee is as ironic as it is troubling.  What Biden was declaring, and what Sanders wisely avoided, would effectively constitute discrimination in admission to the Supreme Court.  Indeed, the Supreme Court has declared that such race or gender conditions are strictly unconstitutional for admission to public colleges.  The pledges that Biden has made amount to this.  No matter how qualified men or, in the case of the Supreme Court, women who are not black may be, he will not consider them as candidates.

Biden's Unpresidential Coronavirus Rhetoric.  One reason it's difficult for any politician, regardless of reputation, to unseat an incumbent president involves the difficulty of remaining statesmanlike while engaging in partisan politics.  From the birth of the republic until the late 19th century, candidates managed this by "standing for office" while their surrogates handled the cut and thrust of day-to-day campaigning.  Today's presidential challengers enjoy no such luxury.  They are expected to get out among the voters and explain how they would do a better job than the incumbent.  In a time of national crisis, this must be accomplished without exploiting the emergency and appearing cynically opportunistic.  Joe Biden has already committed this fatal blunder.

Joe Biden picks Coronavirus as his 2020 running mate.  Biden and his advisors were looking for a candidate with sufficient name recognition and the ability to bring down Donald Trump's presidency by canceling his crowded rallies and reducing his voter base.  And the only candidate who checked all those boxes happened to be Coronavirus.  "We may differ on some tactics, but our strategic goals and our vision for the country are the same," Biden told reporters.

Sanders at crossroads, as Biden expands lead and coronavirus panic freezes election calendar.  A landslide in Florida.  A blow out in Illinois.  And a victory as well in Arizona — giving former Vice President Joe Biden a clean sweep on Tuesday and effectively shutting the door to any possible pathway for rival Sen. Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic presidential nomination.  The convincing victories came as the primary calendar is likely to grind to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, freezing the Democratic presidential nomination race in place.

Joe Biden, the Manchurian Virus Candidate.  If one didn't know better, he could think that China unleashed the Wuhan virus upon the world purposely to get their man, Joe Biden, elected president.  Jumblin' Joe is their man, too.  It's not just that the disease will assuredly cause economic distress as people's lives and commerce are disrupted; it's not just that no matter what President Trump does, the EneMedia will portray his response to the disease as lacking.  (Never mind that Barack Obama apparently spread disease throughout our nation by shipping sick illegal-alien minors throughout the country.  Enterovirus D68, anyone?)  It's also that the Wuhan virus has now become a handy excuse to limit debates and Jumblin Joe's personal appearances.  Health is the concern, you see (Biden's mental health, that is).

Why Joe Biden's mental acuity matters.  Any neutral observer can see that Joe Biden's mental acuity is a serious question mark.  Biden's public appeareances repeatedly provide evidence of cognitive decline.  He is easily confused, he stumbles over his words, and at times he seems not to even know where he is.  Now that Biden will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee, questions about his health should be front and center.  But instead, the liberal media is circling the wagons and trying to create a narrative that it is immoral or conspiracy-mongering even to raise the issue.  The actual conspiracy is the one by the media to dismiss any inquiries into Biden's capacity to serve as president.

Biden would make America dependent on foreign oil again.  Fifteen years ago, the United States was importing most of its oil — 12.5 million barrels per day, or nearly twice total domestic oil production at the time.  Also 15 years ago, the U.S. was emitting about 20% more in greenhouse gases than it does today.  Most Americans are glad that the U.S. has reduced emissions so much while simultaneously achieving energy independence — and it's all due to fracking.  Unfortunately, both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders want to turn the clock back to the days of higher emissions and greater dependency on foreign oil.  That is the certain practical result of the policies that both men outlined in their Sunday debate.

Let's Talk About Joe Biden's Terrible, Economy-Destroying Ideas.  During Sunday night's debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to wreck the American energy industry.  That would wreck the American economy. [...] By all means, we should talk about this, because it's nuts.  What powers the high-speed rail?  Does it run on hope and change?  As a contagious virus spreads across the world, shutting down whole economies in its wake, Biden wants to force us all onto trains and remove our ability to move around independently of a mass-transit system.  That's nuts.  Deadly stupid.  Those trains would be viral hotboxes.  He wants to change over the entire U.S. military vehicle fleet to...what, exactly, since he won't allow fracking or any new drilling?

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic.  [#4] Biden Plagiarizing Trump's plan:  Last week, Joe Biden slammed President Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it a colossal failure.  "This virus laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration," he claimed, right before explaining what he thought should have been done.  Almost point for point, everything that Biden said needed to be done had already been done by Trump.  Instead of praising Trump for taking the appropriate actions and saving lives, Biden tried to co-opt the Trump plan as his own for the sake of his presidential campaign.

Biden Would Name a Woman As His VP; Supports Taxpayer Funding of Abortion.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden committed on Sunday night to naming a woman as his vice presidential running mate if he becomes his party's nominee, and his rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, said he "in all likelihood" would do so, too — in his case, "a progressive woman."  The announcement came as both candidates responded to a question during the CNN/Univision debate about policies relating to women.  The former vice president also reaffirmed that, if as president he gets to appoint a Supreme Court justice, he will appoint the first black woman.  And he confirmed that he no longer opposes the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is endangered.

Hunter Biden's Foreign Visits Cost Taxpayers $200,000.  As Hunter Biden zipped across the globe for his business deals, taxpayers paid $193,696 for his Secret Service entourage.  That amount is nearly four times the recorded security bill of the four adult Trump children — combined.  While his father Joe Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden traveled with a Secret Service entourage to at least 10 different countries, including China, Qatar, and South Africa, according to a government expenditure database.  He racked up 28 separate bills, all of which involved taxpayer payments to a "miscellaneous foreign contractor" or "miscellaneous foreign awardee."  Many of the bills explicitly said that the money was used to pay for accommodations for the Secret Service, but others were scant on details.

Biden Goes Extreme:  Give Oil Industry 'No Ability' To 'Continue To Drill', Take 'Millions' Of Cars Off The Road.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made extreme remarks during CNN's presidential debate on Sunday night [3/15/2020], suggesting that he would end the oil industry's ability to drill, would ban new fracking projects, and would take millions of cars off the road.  "No more subsidies for fossil fuel industry, no more drilling on federal lands, no more drilling including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill," Biden said.  "Period.  Ends."

The Rise and Inevitable Fall of Biden.  Biden will have to now show the American electorate that he is the right stuff of "American leadership."  And to reach that end, it will require a long, hard and mean look at Biden's record on trade, on immigration, on foreign policy, Iraq, credit card debt, bankruptcy, and a range of issues.  Biden has a long political career that is vulnerable to attack.  It is not just his gaffes or his mental state that must be ruthlessly examined.  Sanders may have run an organized and sophisticated campaign, but one that failed to deliver a lethal blow.  Biden will not be so lucky with Trump.  Trump is like a blind-folded child ruthlessly lashing out at a pinata.  Sometimes there are misses, but most of the time he gets the candy jackpot.  When you have been in politics for 50 years like Biden, there is a lot of candy in that pinata.  Nobody among the Democrats attempted an attack on Biden's career, just little hits here and there.  Trump is, it should be remembered, politically undefeated.  And unlike Republicans in the past, he is brutal in his attacks.  Trump plays to win.  He is not pining for a plum appearance on CNN.

Fact Check:  Biden Claims Trump Tax Cuts Left U.S. Unable to Afford Coronavirus Economic Rescue.  Claim:  Joe Biden said Sunday night that the Trump tax cuts of 2017 and Fed rate cuts of 2019 have left the U.S. unable to afford measures needed to stabilize the American economy during the coronavirus crisis. [...] Verdict:  False.  Long-term interest rates are at all time lows, implying a robust appetite for the federal government's Treasury bonds.  And inflation is currently running below the Fed's target, indicating that deficit spending is not creating a supply shortage that would push up prices.  In short, there is no evidence that the U.S. is fiscally constrained by current borrowing or past deficits.  Our seed corn is still right there for us to use as we need it.

It's not just Bernie Bros who are uncomfortable with Biden.  Francis Caiazza does not have that warm, fuzzy feeling for Joe Biden, and he is not so sure he's going to ever find it.  Caiazza has voted for whomever his party's nominee has been since Lyndon B. Johnson, a streak he continued all the way up to and including both of Barack Obama's elections.  The only thing Hillary Clinton inspired Caiazza to do four years later was not vote at all. [...] Not voting at all in Pennsylvania is as damaging to Democrats as voting for Trump.

Coronavirus:  Biden's Scary Advisors.  The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden, insists that President Trump has mismanaged the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Yet the former vice president's hastily assembled "Public Health Advisory Committee" is made up of scary ideologues whose opinions on public health will comfort few voters during a pandemic.  They include a "medical ethicist" who advocates health care rationing to seniors, a "disaster preparedness expert" who shamelessly whitewashed erstwhile president Obama's bumbling response to the H1N1 pandemic, an Obama administration retread with no health care credentials at all, and a "global health expert" who makes wild projections without reliable statistical data.

Bad News For Democrats — A 'Never Biden' Movement Is Growing On The Left.  Democrats seem to be repeating the mistake of 2016. Just as four years ago, they are disenfranchising far left supporters of Bernie Sanders, many of whom are already saying they will never vote for Joe Biden.  Democrats obviously hope these people will eventually come around but if history is any guide, many of them won't.

Slow Joe [is] Getting Slower.  The opening section of this clip shows his propensity for sheer confusion and befuddlement, but then in response to a question about the Endangered Species Act he goes off in into full Biden Loghorrea Mode.  [Video clip]

Since When Is Joe Biden a 'Moderate'?  On just about every social issue, Biden the "moderate" has positioned himself well to the left of Obama.  On immigration and advancing the LGBT, feminist, and Black Lives Matter agendas, I don't find any distance between Joe and Bernie.  Certainly not enough to justify the exaggerated contrasts between the "moderate" Biden and the "radical" Sanders.

Joe Biden's New Campaign Manager Has Advocated For Gun Confiscation.  Joe Biden has just named the former Beto O'Rourke campaign manager as his new campaign manager.  Do you remember before Beto dropped out, he started making some wildly radical claims about guns and gun confisctation?  This woman was Beto's manager at the time and she shares some of those views.

Bernie Bros warn of 'massive exodus' if Democrats nominate Joe Biden.  As the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to crash and burn, the socialist's most hard-core supporters are vowing they will never vote for Joe Biden at the ballot box — even if that means handing Trump a second term.  "We will never — NEVER boost or support Joe Biden or defend his abysmal record and terrible policy positions," Henry Williams, executive director of The Gravel Institute, told The [New York] Post.  "We will tell people, as we always have, to vote their conscience and to make decisions based on the interests of all the world's oppressed people ... I do expect a massive exodus from the Democratic Party."

Watch Joe Biden Forget What Year It Is And Then Walk Away During Live Video Stream.  It's moments like this that have more and more people understandably concerned about the mental well-being of the Democrat front-runner for president.  And note too how his handlers quickly replace the image of confused Joe Biden shuffling out of frame with a campaign logo image during what was a live video stream meant to show Mr. Biden discussing concerns with voters.  Trying to keep these Biden gaffes somewhat contained/hidden has become a 24/7 operation for the Biden campaign.

Errors in Bidens' Big Speech on the Coronavirus.  In 2014, former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates famously attacked then-Vice President Joe Biden as "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."  On Thursday [3/12/2020], Biden made a major speech criticizing President Trump's travel ban, warning that it will not stop the spread of the virus and that Trump is racist.  That he rejects Trump's isolationism.  It is a constant theme that Biden has been taking, but he misses the point that Trump wants to slow the spread of the virus and help medical facilities deal with the inflow of cases.

What Is a Mainstream Democrat?  [Scroll down]  It's probably a good thing that Joe Biden struggles to draw more than a dozen people to a campaign event because he's good for at least one embarrassing gaffe per day. [...] Joe Biden is a pathetic, senile old man carrying more baggage than a busy bellhop at a five-star hotel in Manhattan.  He's an acknowledged plagiarist with a history of serious health issues.  And he's corrupt — not only does Joe have an albatross named Hunter that's about 175 pounds of embarrassment hanging around his neck, but he's got a little brother named James with some pretty serious legal problems of his own that appear to result from questionable business dealings made by trading on the family name.  Between Hunter at Burisma and James at Americore, where his famous last name allegedly opened doors for him, Joe has plenty to worry about, or he would if the media had any interest in giving him the same degree of scrutiny they give Donald Trump every day.

We Need to Talk about Joe Biden.  Already there is an effort underway to protect Biden from any possible damage that Bernie Sanders could do to him in the remainder of the Democratic primaries.  Leading Democrats such as James Clyburn have argued that it would be useless to hold more debates, because the party already has a strong front-runner, a prohibitive favorite if polls hold up.  Really?  The whole point of elections is to see if polls hold up.  Biden currently has 867 delegates.  Sanders has 711.  It takes 1991 delegates to win the nomination.  The last televised debate was before the South Carolina primary, and it included Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Mike Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Tom Steyer, Biden, and Sanders.  We haven't seen Biden take on someone one on one, though he does threaten random people who question him at his rallies.  Shouldn't he have to close the deal with voters?

WashPost Busts Joe Biden Ad:  Four Pinocchios for 'Video Manipulation' of Trump's Coronavirus Comments.  The Washington Post's fact-checker column slapped former Vice President Joe Biden's White House campaign with four Pinocchios for its misleading attack ad about President Trump's comments about the coronavirus, writing it presents "a false narrative that does not reflect the event as it occurred."  The Biden ad accuses President Trump of dismissing the deadly illness as a "hoax" during a recent campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina.  However, Washington Post fact-checker Meg Kelly explained the video clip is a "blatant" misrepresentation of the president's remark.

Regarding coronavirus, Joe Biden has a very peculiar medical advisor at his side.  When he introduced a coronavirus plan that is merely a pale simulacrum of President Trump's robust plans, Joe Biden announced that he would "lead by science."  That was obviously a jab at President Trump, one that ignored that Trump and Vice President Pence have surrounded themselves with America's top medical and scientific researchers.  When it comes to Biden's advisors, though, something disturbing is going on:  At least one of the scientists advising Biden thinks old people ought to die.  The worrisome advisor is Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel's brother.  He got a lot of attention in 2009 and 2010, because he was "a chief architect of that health care overhaul, and he was there when former President Barack Obama signed it into law in March 2010."

Keywords:  Fiasco, amateur hour, cable access, unprofessional.
Amateur Hour:  Joe Biden 'Virtual Town Hall' Marred by Tech Issues, Dick Durbin's Wailing Baby.  The man who wants to save America from coronavirus struggled mightily Friday evening with cameras, computers, and microphones.  Due to the restrictions on crowds because of coronavirus, Joe Biden scheduled a "virtual town hall" in Illinois on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Central.  Then it was moved to 6:00 p.m. Central.  [Video clip]

Flashback:  Liberal Pundits Slammed Joe Biden as a Feckless Racist.  Biden, 77, is the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination.  He's also among the most vulnerable members of the population — very old and male — when it comes to the risk of dying from the Wuhan bat plague.  Few pundits thought he stood a chance in the Democratic primary, given his bumbling campaign, incoherent message, and frequently malfunctioning brain.  Democratic voters had other ideas, mostly due to their diehard commitment to male superiority.  Members of the mainstream media and other liberal pundits have no choice now but to praise Biden as the savior of the republic.

Biden's 'Charming' Rudeness and Instability.  The left's reaction to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's rude exchange with a union worker in Michigan is a case study on liberal hypocrisy and propaganda.  You'd have to be living in a cave not to recognize that something is way off with Biden.  He's always been strange, but he's getting noticeably worse.  His rhetorical recklessness is a feature, not a bug.  He has a history of gaffes, especially for someone so prominent.

A 'Never Biden' movement vows not to vote for Joe.  On Tuesday night [3/10/2020], Joe Biden's campaign was celebrating his latest primary night triumph.  By Wednesday morning, #NeverBiden, #WriteinBernie and #DemExit2020 hashtags began trending on Twitter. [...] There is certainly anecdotal evidence that for many progressives, Biden represents everything they dislike about mainstream Democratic politics.

6 Recent Examples of Joe Biden's Cognitive Decline That Should Concern Us All.  Joe Biden's gaffes have been a source of humor for years, but now that the odds are very much in favor of him being the Democratic nominee, it doesn't seem all that funny anymore.  Truth be told, there are plenty of Biden gaffes that are just that: gaffes.  Everyone has them.  But there have been quite a few moments on the campaign trail that seem to be more serious than your garden-variety gaffes, and actually appear to be manifestations of Biden's cognitive decline.  I've reviewed recent Biden gaffes to compile what I believe to be the best examples of evidence of Biden's cognitive decline.  There are plenty of gaffes not included here.

America's Nightmare: a Characterless Grumpy President.  Everywhere I turn, I hear pundits on our side saying Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for victimizing fumbling-stumbling Joe Biden, conspiring for him to be their presidential nominee.  In my view, Joe Biden is only a victim of his own arrogance, ego, and wickedness.  When you look up "sleazy politician" in the dictionary, Joe Biden's picture is there.  His modus operandi of becoming rich via political corruption is well documented.  My focus is on how Biden does not [care] about the lives of Americans.  He is nasty, rude, and even threatens voters with physical harm who dare to challenge his statements or disagree with him.  Biden is quick to irresponsibly stir the pot-of-racial-hate and division for political gain.

Joe Biden Blasts Trump's Coronavirus Response, Then Plagiarizes Trump's Plan.  On Thursday [3/12/2020], Joe Biden slammed President Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak while speaking in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday afternoon.  "The administration's failure on testing is colossal and it's a failure of leadership, planning, and execution," Biden said.  "This virus laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration."  Biden went on to suggest things that should have been done.  And if you thought they sounded familiar, you're right, because immediately after blaming Trump for not doing enough, Biden suggested things that have, in fact, already been done.

Biden picks new campaign manager, the woman who ran Beto's campaign.  Joe Biden's campaign has just completed one of the most remarkable turnarounds in political history.  So how has Biden responded?  By reshuffling his campaign team and picking a new campaign manager. [...] However, some skepticism may be in order when it comes to Jen O'Malley Dillon, Biden's pick for campaign manager.  According to the Post, the only presidential campaign she has ever run is that of Beto O'Rourke.  Nothing about that flop of a campaign would seem to recommend its manager.

There's something familiar about Biden's proudly announced coronavirus plan.  When Biden moved on from criticizing Trump's actions for minimizing coronavirus's impact, he offered a plan that's essentially a carbon copy of everything Trump has already said or done.  Either Biden has become more of a dullard than anyone realized, which is worrisome, or he thinks the American people are incredibly stupid, which is insulting.  A subdued Biden, his head swinging rhythmically from one TelePrompter to another, portentously announced that coronavirus requires a national response.

Joe Biden Is Not Qualified to Be President, and the Democrats Know It.  In Biden's public appearances, he increasingly displays fleeting moments of awareness because his memory just isn't there anymore, and he can't recall things that are common knowledge to almost everyone.  He is lucid one moment and disoriented or belligerent the next.  His handlers are fighting a losing battle in trying to manage and excuse his behavior.

Black Voters on Democrat Racist Politicians:  Nothing to See Here!.  The current frontrunner of the Democrat nomination for president, Joe Biden has escaped scrutiny from previously being a leading opponent of school integration through busing in the 1970s and 80s.  Recently on the campaign trail, he invoked the names of two segregationist colleagues in the Senate that he "worked well with" in describing the civility in the Senate.  Biden called them friends.  The debate was over busing as a tool.  Biden was against busing to end de facto segregation.  He called busing, "a rejection of the whole movement of black pride."  He called busing, "an asinine concept" as a tool to integrate schools.  He proposed an amendment prohibiting federal funds from being used to integrate schools.  At the time, the NAACP called Biden's move an anti-black amendment.  Correct.  The Senate's only black member called Biden's move, the most significant symbolic defeat for civil rights.  Biden, in return, called integrationists the real racists.

Biden schedules 'virtual' events in place of in-person campaigning because of coronavirus.  Joe Biden is taking his campaign events virtual in response to growing concerns about crowded public events helping to spread coronavirus.  Instead of in-person events in Chicago, Illinois, and Miami, Florida, on Friday and Monday, the campaign will hold "virtual" events in those places.  Additional details on the virtual format have not been announced. [...] The change in campaign style comes as large events across the country are being canceled and discouraged while public officials scramble to manage COVID-19 outbreaks and prevent worsening a global pandemic.

She's Running.  Are Dimocrats really so delusional that they think a befuddled old man who doesn't know what day it is, what state he's and and can't tell his wife from his sister will be able to stand up to Trump in a debate?  The left tells us that all it is is a stuttering problem.  Yeah.  Sure.  Nice excuse.  It's a mental deterioration problem and they know it.  Biden is a stalking horse.  If his mental decline continues, the DNC will have to force him out. [...] So the DNC will rig the convention so neither Biden nor Sanders gets a majority of votes on the first ballot.  Or maybe right before the convention Biden drops out (or drops dead).  His wife won't like it but if his mental decline continues she won't have much choice.  Keeping him in the race amounts to cruelty to a senior citizen.

Joe Biden Appears to Forget What Office He's Running for (Again) During Victory Speech.  In the past few weeks alone, we've seen Joe Biden forget where he is, what he's running for, who his wife and sister are, Barack Obama's name, and the words to the Declaration of Independence.  The gaffes just keep piling up.  Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume believes that Biden "is losing his memory and is getting senile," and he is certainly not alone in that assessment.  On Tuesday night [3/10/2020], Biden won big once again, but there was a moment during his victory speech that was concerning.

Senate Dem Worried Over Agencies Complying with GOP's Hunter Biden Probes.  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) expressed deep concerns on Wednesday that federal agencies are cooperating with the GOP investigations into the Burisma Holdings-linked Ukraine dealings of Democrat 2020 presidential front runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter.  The Democrat senator suggested that political bias is driving the probes.  In a letter sent on Wednesday to the inspectors general for U.S. National Archives as well as the Departments of Treasury, State, and Homeland Security, Murphy called for a probe of the agencies that are doing their jobs and complying with the GOP investigations, demanding a response by March 23.

Dems Overestimate Biden's Success.  Joe Biden is riding high on the headlines of his "spectacular comeback."  The same pundits who gave him up for dead last month now gush over him.  But his success has less to do with his qualities than those of his opponents.  He beat an exceedingly weak field.  Just as Bernie Sanders reaped the benefits of the anti-Hillary vote in 2016, Biden benefited from the anti-Bernie vote in 2020.  Biden didn't even have to break a sweat against Bernie and company, such were their obvious weaknesses.  Biden has largely avoided interviews and given short speeches, as his handlers keep him on a tight leash. [...] Now the party elders who have pulled Biden across the finish line want to keep him out of any more debates.

These Democratic primary numbers should have Trump extremely worried.  Democratic voters know Biden can't stop talking.  They know his son Hunter is trouble.  They know that cognitively, Biden has lost somewhere between a step and the 10,000 steps you need to register a good day on your FitBit.  But they took a hard look at the choices they had — and, as things heated up, the binary choice between Biden and Sanders — and decided with lightning speed they would have a better shot in November going for Lord Gaga over Comrade Bernochkie.  And make no mistake:  They are going to do whatever they can to get him over the top.

Biden Family Corruption:  Lawsuit Against James Biden Implicates Big Brother Joe.  Could the five decades of Biden family corruption and nepotism finally catch up to them?  We know that Hunter is flailing in his paternity lawsuit in Arkansas and is about to get subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to testify about his Burisma dealings.  Now we learn that Joe Biden's younger brother, James, faces a brace of new lawsuits.  Shannon Bream introduced a Fox News correspondent with details of the story on her program last night [3/9/2020].

Paid CNN Employee Endorses Joe Biden On-Air.  Former 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang had been a paid CNN commentator for only a few weeks before deciding that their Democratic primary coverage of the first Mini-Super Tuesday was the right time for him to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden live on-air.  Yang was teed up by host Anderson Cooper, who noted that Yang had spent a lot of time writing stuff down.  "I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee.  And I've always said I'm going to support whoever the nominee is.  So, I hereby am endorsing Joe Biden to be not just the nominee for the Democratic Party, but the next president of the United States," Yang immediately responded.

CNN Spins Biden Lying, Cursing Out Voter: 'Some People See That as Charming'.  How many gaffes and hostile interactions with voters does 2020 Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden have to make before the media notices or cares?  On Tuesday morning Biden was caught in yet another uncomfortable moment, cursing and lying to a man who confronted him during a campaign stop over his stance on guns.  Instead of ignoring the incident as they typically do, CNN decided to cover for Biden by spinning it positively and refraining from fact-checking.

Biden:  Hide the (Cognitive) Decline.  Dubbed "Slow Joe" or "Sundown Joe," there's been an awful lot of discussion of Joe Biden's obvious cognitive decline.  One or two senior moments on the campaign trail wouldn't have hurt him (mainly because of the (D) after his name).  But it's not one or two a campaign, it's one or two an appearance, it's mistakes seguing into non-sequiturs seguing into a buffet of word salads.

Trump Campaign Trolls Joe Biden With Brutal Video.  The Trump campaign trolled Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday night as the 77-year-old continued to win some primaries in the 2020 race which comes after he ran multiple failed campaigns in the past where he failed to win a single primary.  The video is a compilation of some of Biden's very recent struggles on the campaign trail that many have said bring up the issue of his fitness for office.  The video starts off with CNN's Ana Cabrera saying, "Obama warned Biden's aides to make sure didn't embarrass himself."  [Video clip]

Banking on dad's win?  Hunter Biden tries to delay release of records till after election day in Arkansas baby daddy case.  Seems Joe Biden's Super Tuesday II scarf-up has not only excited former Obama administration officials, hoping for a Bourbon restoration, but emboldened a very unscrupulous person out there:  Biden's corruption-tainted son, "artist" Hunter Biden.

Ron Johnson Postpones Vote for Burisma-Biden Probe Subpoena.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called off a scheduled Wednesday vote to subpoena a former Ukrainian politician as part of his Burisma-Biden investigation.  "Out of an abundance of caution, and to allow time for you to receive additional briefings, I will postpone a vote to subpoena records and an appearance from former Blue Star Strategies consultant Andrii Telizhenko about his work for the lobbying firm," Johnson told committee members, according to The Hill.

Hunter Biden Claims Coronavirus Threat Should Allow Him to Avoid Paternity Deposition Until After Election.  [T]he Biden family is slimy and corrupt.  In the latest development of Hunter Biden's efforts to avoid responsibility in a paternity and financial support lawsuit the son of the presidential candidate is now claiming the risk of contracting the coronavirus should excuse him from a court-ordered deposition.

Joe Biden Confirms He Is Coming for Your Gun if It Is an 'Assault Weapon'.  During an August 2019 CNN interview, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden confirmed he is coming for your gun if it is an "assault weapon."  Real Clear Politics posted a video of CNN's Anderson Cooper asking, "So, to gun owners out there who say, well, a Biden administration means they're going to come for guns?"  Biden responded, "Bingo.  You're right, if you have an 'assault weapon.'  The fact of the matter is they should be illegal, period."

Because of virus concerns, and perhaps also because the outcome has been pre-ordained, and your opinion doesn't matter.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders Cancel Cleveland Rallies Over Coronavirus Concerns.  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) canceled their Tuesday evening campaign rallies in Cleveland, Ohio, due to concerns stemming from the spread of the coronavirus.  "In accordance with guidance from public officials and out of an abundance of caution, our rally in Cleveland, Ohio tonight is cancelled.  We will continue to consult with public health officials and public health guidance and make announcements about future events In the coming days," Biden Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement.

NBC Manipulates Video:  Cuts Around Biden Threatening to Assault Autoworker.  In a viral moment from an auto plant in Detroit Tuesday, a raging Joe Biden lashed out and threatened to assault (slap) an autoworker who confronted him about his support for curtailing Second Amendment rights.  The threat was omitted by all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and Univision, with CNNEE and Telemundo ignoring the incident altogether.  But what NBC Nightly News did was particularly deceptive in that they completely cut around Biden's threat of physical violence.  In the NBC coverage of the "tense confrontation," correspondent Gabe Gutierrez actually noted that Biden did want to ban so-called "assault weapons" before boasting that the former Vice President "pulled no punches."  He then played the manipulated video: [...]

Biden Busted for Incredible Whopper During MSNBC Interview, Claims He Voted for Iraq War to 'Prevent War From Happening'.  Joe Biden may have just solidified the nomination for the Democratic Party on Tuesday night with more primary wins.  But that isn't going to stop questions about whether he's fit for the office from the confusion and the multiple gaffes to the confrontations with voters, even threatening them as he did to an autoworker yesterday, threatening to slap him because he asked him a question about his position on guns.  But just as important, if not more, is Biden's history of significant and demonstrable lies.  He told another whopper in an MSNBC interview with Lawrence O'Donnell.  He basically said during the interview two unbelievable things — that he voted for the Iraq war to not go to war and that he didn't believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Joe Biden Is Ignorant And Dishonest About Guns, Just Like The Media.  Set aside Joe Biden's weirdly aggressive response to the Detroit auto plant worker who challenged him on gun control policy at a campaign stop yesterday [3/10/2020] — [...] and consider instead how the blue-check media exulted in it.  Instead of noting how Biden distorted his record, or that he was factually wrong on almost every particular about guns, pundits and reporters focused on the optics, on how great it was that Biden stood up to a random voter who dared to question him.

Biden, on video, lashes out at Detroit autoworker in profanity-laced gun dispute.  Former Vice President Joe Biden got into a heated and profanity-laced argument with a worker at a Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit on Tuesday, after the individual accused the Democratic presidential candidate of trying to take away his Second Amendment rights.

Biden's Second Amendment Outburst Was a Warning Sign.  Joe Biden had a little outburst today [3/10/2020], after a construction worker asked him about the Second Amendment: [...] If I were a Democrat, this would alarm me.  Biden's behavior here is extraordinary, especially given that he is currently previewing the "return to normalcy" theme that he intends to run on in November. [...] Elections are about contrasts.  If he is as belligerent and ill-disciplined as the incumbent, what is Biden's case for replacing him?

Minimizing Biden.  The sudden rise of Joe Biden to the top of the former heap of Democratic presidential candidates coincides with a retooled approach to his campaign.  Appearing at campaign rallies before friendly crowds in St. Louis and Kansas City over the weekend — see "Biden on the trail" for links to the videos — Biden's handlers limited his exposure to speaking for a few minutes at each event.  Even so, Biden struggled in the style to which we have become accustomed.  The style to which we have become accustomed reveals his obvious mental decline.  We can see the decline in real time — even when the guy is reading from teleprompters, as he was at these campaign events.

Joe Biden Mocked For Ranting About 'AR-14s' to Detroit Auto Worker.  Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was mocked on Tuesday after mistakenly ranting about 'AR-14s' to a Detroit auto worker.  On Tuesday [3/10/2020], after the auto worker accused Biden of "trying to diminish our second amendment right and take away our guns," the former vice president replied, "You're full of shit," before mistakenly rambling about "AR-14s" instead of AR-15 rifles.  Following the confrontation, "AR-14" quickly became the number one trending topic on Twitter, with social media users mocking Biden en-masse over his latest mistake.

Dr. Jill Stein Asks The Question — What's Really Wrong With Joe Biden?  The gaffes from Joe Biden are so frequent now that they nearly overshadow the fact that even his pattern of speech has changed over the last year to include slurring.  His public appearances are short and almost always come from the teleprompter and even then he continues to say and do things that leave people wondering over possible medical issues that the Biden campaign is keeping quiet about.

Hunter Biden cites coronavirus, wife's pregnancy to avoid deposition until after Election Day.  Hunter Biden's attorneys have abruptly asked the Arkansas judge in his ongoing paternity case to postpone his scheduled March 11 deposition until after Election Day, saying the coronavirus outbreak, his wife's "imminent due date" and "intense media scrutiny" all pose a risk of "personal endangerment" for the former vice president's son.  Additionally, Biden's legal team argues he should not be held in contempt for failing to turn over a slew of financial documents related to child support.  Republicans have said the information could contain damaging evidence of the younger Biden's overseas business dealings and possible corruption.  "Defendant's wife's due date is imminent," Biden's request for continuance reads.  "Defendant will supplement this motion as soon as possible with an affidavit of his wife's treating physician."

The Editor says...
The "[d]efendant's wife's due date is imminent."  So what?  Election Day is eight months from now.  The deadline for October Surprises is seven months away.  This is an example of stonewalling.

Rigged: Jim Clyburn Suggests DNC Cancel Debates and Primaries, Anoint Biden.  House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) is suggesting the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "step in" and cancel the remaining presidential primaries and debates if it appears Joe Biden is favored to win the nomination.  Clyburn, who was instrumental in helping the former vice president revive his campaign with a win in the South Carolina primary, floated the idea during an interview with NPR.  The majority whip, in particular, argued that if Biden were to best Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Michigan and a number of the other states holding their primaries on Tuesday, then the race was over and the DNC should intercede.

Jim Clyburn:  Shut Down Primaries, Debates To Protect Biden From Saying Something He 'Cannot Overcome'.  House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) called for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to cancel the remaining 2020 primaries and debates if Joe Biden performed strongly on Tuesday night in order to protect him from saying something that he "cannot overcome."  Clyburn told NPR, "I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and quite frankly, if the night ends the way it has begun, I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates — because you don't do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest when it's obvious that the numbers will not shake out for you."  Clyburn later added that as the process continues to drag on that Biden will get "himself into trouble" and will say something that he "cannot overcome."

Joe Biden Wins All-Important Michigan Primary Likely Ending Bernie Sanders' Chances For Nomination.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the all-important Michigan primary, according to Fox News and the Associated Press, likely dealing a killer blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) hopes of winning the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  Biden was slated to win the Michigan primary, according to a poll released Monday, which put him nearly two dozen points ahead of Vermont socialist Sanders, but Michigan polls have proven incorrect before.  Back in 2016, then-frontrunner Hillary Clinton was projected to win the same primary by a cool 20 points but ended up losing to Sanders by 14 points — an upset victory that Sanders' supporters felt justified their candidate's continued presence in the race.

Auto worker who confronted Joe Biden about gun control:  He 'went off the deep end'.  Former Vice President Joe Biden "went off the deep end" when accused of trying to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights, said a Michigan autoworker who confronted the 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner on the issue.  In an interview on "Fox & Friends," Jerry Wayne said that originally he had no idea if Biden was even going to be taking questions when he visited the Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit on Tuesday [3/10/2020].  "I also asked him how he wanted to get the vote of the working man when a lot of us, we wield arms.  We bear arms and we like to do that.  And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don't see how he is going to get the same vote," he said.

Mainstream media ignore report of Joe Biden's brother facing fraud allegations.  The mainstream media has downplayed another scandal involving former Vice President Joe Biden's family.  A new report revealed legal problems and allegations of possible fraud involving former Biden's brother, James, on Monday — but anyone who relies on the mainstream media would have no idea.  In the latest instance of the Democratic primary front-runner's family members' dealings drawing scrutiny amid his presidential bid, James Biden's business with medical companies — including Americore Health — led to allegations that he potentially engaged in fraud and traded on his brother's name, Politico reported early Monday [3/9/2020].

Biden's biggest problem:  His candidacy relies totally on Obama nostalgia.  Last week wiped away Democrats' worst fears.  Joe Biden's comeback likely ended the possibility that Bernie Sanders and his leftist fanatics will hijack their party and crash it in November.  But they shouldn't bust out the party horns quite yet.  Democrats think the general election can now be a referendum on President Trump, rather than one about the merits of socialism.  But their embrace of Biden means they're asking the country for something that might be equally unpalatable: a third term for President Barack Obama, except attached to Biden.  For now, Democrats might take some comfort.  While the nonstop gaffes continue to provide fodder for gossip about his apparent slide into senescence, Biden at least seems to be more energized since his dramatic Super Tuesday victories.

Joe Biden Is Going to Eventually Have to Answer for All the Corruption Around Him.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, we know that Joe Biden was aware of his son Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine, where someone with no experience at all was paid $80,000 a month to seemingly do almost nothing.  The appearance of corruption is overwhelming and to this point the elder Biden has not sufficiently answered any questions about that case.  When he was pressed on it while Vice President, he hand waved away concerns and wants to now pretend the issue is closed.  It's not.  Biden can't run from this forever.  Things are going to come out and he'll have to start providing some explanations for why he, as a public office holder, is so surrounded by corruptio