Q: What’s the difference between an onion and a banjo?
A: Nobody cries when you chop up a banjo.
Q: What’s the difference between an onion and a banjo?
A: Nobody cries when you chop up a banjo.
You know, anyone who does not want Trump to win re-election is as politically empty as anyone can possibly be. I therefore continue to marvel at The Oz, and Greg Sheridan in particular with his article today: In strange times, Donald Trump can still win this election. What makes these time so strange is that Joe Biden has even been nominated never mind that he might yet win this election.
On November 3, barely 90 days away, will the gigantic, fantastic, psychedelic, unbelievable reality show of Donald Trump’s presidency come to a crashing halt, and the sleepy, somnolent, simpering tones of Uncle Joe Biden, Great Uncle Joe, replace the orange-haired tweeter-in-chief?
Unbelievably empty. Shallow. Inane. Want some more?
Trump is running on four issues: who is best to revive the economy; law and order; China; and Biden’s manifest weaknesses.
He is not running on how he handled the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still raging, with new milestones this week. US cases are nearly five million, with more than 155,000 dead. Florida broke its record for daily deaths. Other states have been posting nasty records. Many states, Republican and Democrat, are imposing new restrictions.
Seems a pretty conclusive pro-Trump case to be running on who is best to revive the economy; law and order; China; and Biden’s manifest weaknesses. Also on sealing the borders. And then there’s Portland, Seattle and a few other rundown and misbegotten Democrat cites beyond that.
As for running on how he handled the China flu, see the video above.
Found here: BIDEN’S MENTAL CAPACITY: THE EMERGING ISSUE. It’s a Trump ad focused on Biden’s mental incapacities, but what makes it especially special is that it includes our very own Rita Panahi!
Not that I have anything against people who are old, nor people who are white, nor people who are male. Senile is a large problem. But an even larger problem is that Biden is a Democrat in the mould cast by Obama and Black Lives Matter. And in regard to BLM, there is also this to consider: ‘Our Goal Is To Get Trump Out’ Admits Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Who Is A ‘Trained Marxist’.
Speaking to The Real News Now, one of BLM’s co-founders, Patrisse Cullors, admitted “we are trained Marxists.” That sounds like there’s more to this group than hope for racial equality. Never in history has Marxism, socialism, and/or communism turned violence, inequality and poverty into peace, equality, and economic prosperity?
When asked to respond to concerns that Black Lives Matter could “fizzle out” due to a “lack of ideological direction,” Cullors assured her interviewer BLM does indeed have direction; “we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers, we are trained Marxists. We are super versed in ideological theories.”
More relevant news not to be found amongst the Fake Stream Media.
The one great shift in American politics is that the right has decided not to ever again spike its own candidates when attacked by the left for actions that no Democrats would ever have cared about if their own candidates were accused of the same thing. Tara Reade has a credible accusation of sexual predation against Joe Biden which no media organisation has in any way investigated. All this is discussed here: Joe Biden Exposes #MeToo Movement as Total BS
Let me count the ways in which Reade’s allegation is infinitely more credible than Blasey Ford’s…
- Reade can prove she knew and worked with Biden in 1993, the time in question.
- Reade is welcoming investigative reporters to scrutinize her story, whereas Blasey Ford refused to do anything other than hide behind her attorneys.
- Reade has two living witnesses whom she told of the alleged assault at the time, both of whom confirm she told them about it.
- Investigative reporter Rich McHugh found a third person, a person who worked under Reade at the time, who confirmed that Reade disappeared from Biden’s Senate office around the time the alleged assault occurred. This fits perfectly with Reade’s allegation of the retribution she faced.
- McHugh found a fourth person Reade told about the event some 15 years ago.
- Joe Biden has a long and very disturbing history of unwanted touching, kissing, and nuzzling — we have video after video after video of him behaving this way in full view of the public — even with children, so one can only imagine how he behaves when no one is looking.
- Reade said she filed an official complaint against Biden at the time. McHugh says if that complaint exists, it is locked up with Biden’s papers at the University of Delaware, and those papers are locked up forever.
- Reade filed an official police report against Biden last week and did so under penalty of prison if she’s exposed as a liar.
- Reade is a lifelong Democrat.
I’ve heard it said that the Dems like the accusation since it indicates that a pulse still remains within Biden’s carcass. He will never get to be the nominee, or if he does, they either don’t expect him to win or if he does, that he will die soon after, or if not that, that a committee of the presidency will do whatever they do and merely wheel Biden in for the signing ceremonies.
This is adapted from Scott Johnson’s comment on Biden as part of the Democrat debate at CNN.
Biden made five notable pledges last night: (1) he will pick a woman as his running mate and (2) name a black woman to the Supreme Court; (3) he will ban new fracking and he’s not too crazy about oil drilling either; (4) he’s all in for the Green New Deal; and (5) he will prohibit deportations of illegal aliens during his first 100 days in office.
It is the Left agenda in spades: identity politics, anti-carbon fossil fuels and open borders. You may think this is insane and on that we agree. But if you don’t think it might draw a constituency that could win the election, on this you are wrong. It will be close in any case, but with the Corona V added in, a falling share market, rising unemployment likely and the media as ignorant and biased as ever, I still see Biden as more likely to win.
I will add some comments from the post that I think emphasise the issues that are truly telling.
“Biden made three notable pledges last night…he will pick a woman as his running mate and name a black woman to the Supreme Court.” We’re at the dreary end of affirmative action, the part where the quotas, like at Harvard, are right out in the open, and nobody even pretends to want a meritocracy, a country where you are judged by the content of your character…well, you know the drill. It’s depressing that there’s no opposition from either party for these pandering displays of racialism and sexism. In tough times, we the people need competent leadership and judgement. America is suffering from a lack of diversity. We have legions of people in positions of power with diverse skintones and of various genders. But they all think alike. I guess that’s a working definition of “groupthink.”
While they continue to pitch Biden as the throwback to the “normality” of the Obama Administration, they are simultaneously having him take radical and dangerous positions. How far left can he pander (and really follow the desires of the leaders of the Dem Party) and still be able to get general election voters to forget the crazy leftist promises he made? To a certain extent this panic over the virus is a Godsend to Biden. It will focus attention elsewhere until he gets the nomination. Will it then be too late for he and Trump to have a real debate about the future of the country? Will it be too late for the DNC to switch him out prior to the general due to mental/physical unfitness? We live in crazy times when the two doddering fools who remain in the Democratic race are considered at all for an office at any level.
This is theater in the absurd. The DNC wants Bernie to make Joe look sane by comparison but it is NOT working. The DNC is using Joe as a placeholder for whatever they have pre-designated as his VP.
Let me see. Dementia, corrupt, incompetent, generally stupid, lies continually. Yet he is now better than evens to win the election given that the media are demented, corrupt, incompetent, stupid and lie continually. It’s why he was the last candidate left standing – aside from Bernie the Bolshevik – amongst the Democrats. That these people have anything critical to say about Donald Trump is the surest sign of how politically out to sea they are. Complete political fools. All from Instapundit over the last couple of days.
HE STOPPED AT SIX BECAUSE THE MERCY RULE KICKED IN: 6 Recent Examples of Joe Biden’s Cognitive Decline That Should Concern Us All.
TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS PLAN WAS SO AWFUL THAT BIDEN STOLE IT: Joe Biden Blasts Trump’s Coronavirus Response, Then Plagiarizes Trump’s Plan
NOT THE FIRST TIME, NOT THE LAST TIME: Michigan worker: Biden ‘went off the deep end’ in expletive-laden exchange.
BEHOLD! MY SHOCKED FACE! NBC Conveniently Leaves Out Unflattering Portions of Biden’s Confrontation With Auto Factory Worker.
JOHN HINDERAKER: Joe Biden Can’t Be President. “I’m not saying Biden shouldn’t be president. That has always been true. I am saying that he lacks the physical and mental qualities necessary to do the job–not to do it well, but to do it at all. Biden’s mental status has slipped badly over the last few years, and he appears physically frail as well. Both his handlers and the press try to shield him from public scrutiny and hide his decline, but under the bright lights of a presidential campaign, it can’t be done.”
JEFF JACOBY: ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden has moved way to the left.
MEANWHILE, OVER AT VODKAPUNDIT: Joe Biden Slams Bernie Sanders for “Joining” Donald Trump. “I’m not sure what Biden meant by that, and judging by some of his recent public appearances, Biden might not be entirely sure, either.”
Plus: His own campaign, the DNC, and the press (but I repeat myself) are all circling the wagons to keep their own frontrunner out of the public eye as much as possible.
HARSH, BUT FAIR:
But sucking up to powerful men is what Kamala does. And it generally pays off for her.
That is a sentence about as wrong as could be written following the first week of the impeachment “investigation”. You’d kinda wish that at least The Oz might send someone along to the impeachment clown show who can understand, at least a little, that there is no there there. Instead they send Cameron Stewart who takes responsibility for this: Theatrics can’t disguise a simple reality: Republicans not turning. It’s not Republicans who are not being convinced, no one else is either other than the vast number of morons who want PDT out for reasons that are not identified. This is from the article:
Now that the public hearings are over, at least for now, in the impeachment inquiry we are able to draw three conclusions from the evidence so far.
- The first is that Donald Trump appears to have done almost everything he is accused of in seeking to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
- The second is that the Democrats are hurtling towards impeachment and believe they already have enough material to argue Trump committed “high crimes and misdemeanours”.
- The third is that the evidence so far has failed to move a single Republican, with most believing that even if Trump did what he is accused of, it’s not an impeachable offence.
It has been a dream week for the Democrats, who saw almost everything go right except for the most important part — persuading congressional Republicans to abandon Trump.
This means, of course, that they are likely to impeach Trump in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and Republicans are likely to acquit him in a trial in the GOP-controlled Senate. In other words, Trump emerges with the black eye of being only the third president to be impeached, but keeps his job, with every chance of being re-elected.
He might also have mentioned that there has not been an ounce of evidence that the President has undertaken an impeachable offence. One might even go farther and ask why the President should not be asking the Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden. Remember this?
And all this on top of the illegal never mind immoral efforts by Obama and the Deep State to remove the elected president by any means necessary. The media are themselves the enemies of the people.
This absolutely certain event, an event known only because it was bragged about by its central protagonist, is merely incidental to the current Democrat/Media tempest in a teaspoon. But really, no matter how you frame it, this is the most blatant example of political corruption I have ever seen. Whatever the foreign policy interests of the United States were at the time, the only interest shown by its Vice President, Joe Biden, was to ensure that his son made a lot of money in some business venture in The Ukraine. If this has not caused a full-on tornado of disgust in the US, then the Democrats and their media allies are even more soul sick than I could ever have imagined. What puzzles me most of all is that this event and its implications is hardly discussed at all.
The photo is from here.
And now let me add thisAND NOW LET ME ADD THIS:
Watch Joe Biden Brag About Bribing Ukraine To Fire The Prosecutor Investigating His Son’s Company before he video disappears. Here’s the relevant transcript.
I remember going over and convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.
So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
He really is too stupid to be president. Why did they make him Vice President?
One is too young to think of herself as president. But she does. The other is too old to take on the job but wants it anyway.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez has not spent so much as a second in a legislative role anywhere, and will only enter the House as a junior Democrat in January, the youngest female ever elected. Do you therefore think she is out of the running come 2024? Ha!
As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.
The real issue is this: Don’t Underestimate Dumb Voters’ Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians. From which:
Of course, Ocasio-Cortez blabs about “socialism,” but her rantings are straight out of Marxism for Dummies. Nothing she says threatens the rice bowl of the zillionaire donor base Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have cultivated. Free college, free medicine, free this, free that – it’s all just more graft for the Democrats to distribute, and it will all come from the pockets of people like you. Do you think the people who write the checks to the DNC are going to end up paying the bill for this nonsense? Really?
I wish it were only money at stake. I’m afraid the future will just have to take care of itself, since you may be sure that these are the sorts of people who will continue to rise to the top on the left. If there is going to be an actual resistance, preventing such people from rising to the top is where it will have to be found.