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The Pathetic Biden (5)

Featured image The next shoe to drop for Joe Biden will be whether he still supports the death penalty. During his tough-on-crime phase 25 years ago (“we do everything but hang people for jaywalking,” Biden said in 1992), Biden boasted of how many crimes he thought should be subject to capital punishment. Now he is being resolutely silent to queries about where he stands today. Sooner or later he’s going to be »

The pathetic Biden (4)

Featured image I think we’re up to part 4 with a bullet in the series that Steve recently initiated. Politico Playbook PM reports: “NOTHING. We desperately wanted to get an explanation about what JOE BIDEN meant when he spoke longingly about working with segregationists James Eastland and Herman Talmadge. But the Biden campaign declined to talk about it on the record or on background, or explain whether Biden would further clarify what »

The pathetic Biden (3)

Featured image Steve Hayward commented on Joe Biden’s tweet declaring his buddyhood with Barack Obama in part 2 of this series last night. Biden tweeted an image of a friendship bracelet with “Joe” and “Barack” on the bracelet along with a smiley face and other gewgaws. “Happy #BestFriendsDay to my friend, @BarackObama,” Biden wrote. Former Obama campaign guru and senior adviser David Axelrod had a comment of his own on Biden’s declaration. »

The Pathetic Biden (2)

Featured image Joe Biden’s presidential drive is taking on an air of desperation already. How pathetic is this: I’m sure this will be a big seller—the Biden equivalent of a MAGA hat. It just screams—”No, really, I’m as cool as Barack! That ‘clean, articulate’ man (and ‘nice looking’ too!), as I put it back in 2oo8.” Meanwhile, Biden’s abrupt about-face on his 40-year old position on the Hyde Amendment banning taxpayer funding »

The Pathetic Joe Biden

Featured image I suppose the headline for this entry might need to become a regular Power Line series between now and election day. It was as predictable as the sunrise that Biden’s long-time support of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for elective abortion, would crumple under pressure from the Abortion Absolutists who now control Democratic Party dogma. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that he crumpled so quickly. Get used »

Joe Biden, dead man running?

Featured image People more politically astute than I am say that Joe Biden has little chance of winning the Democratic nomination. In their view, Biden is a paper tiger, sort of like Jeb Bush in 2016 and Rudy Giuliani in 2008. In short, he’s a dead man walking. But Bush and Giuliani were not leading in the polls by this time in their unsuccessful presidential runs. By contrast, a new CNN poll »

The pathetic case of Al Franken [UPDATED]

Featured image Jane Mayer writes about Al Franken’s downfall at the hands of the #MeToo movement. The piece is called “The Case of Al Franken.” It’s obvious that Mayer believes Franken didn’t do much wrong and that he shouldn’t have been pushed out of the Senate by his fellow Democrats. Mayer doesn’t come right out and say so. However, she makes her position clear by (1) noting that a number of Democrats »

Joe Biden flips on the Hyde Amendment

Featured image The new conventional wisdom on Joe Biden is that his strong showing in the polls proves that Democrats aren’t crazed leftists after all. A variation has it that Democrats aren’t crazed enough to pass up the opportunity to nominate the man they consider most likely to defeat President Trump next year. I came into this election cycle believing that at least half of Democrat voters, and probably more than half, »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Don’t tell Anderson Cooper, but Ammo Grrrll points out: THAT IS A WHEELBARROW FULL OF MONEY!! She writes: Okay. I stipulate to the fact that geezers are always comparing the cost of things today with the prices (and values) of things when we were young, and I identify as a geezer. We used to make fun of Mama. “Yes, Mother, we realize that bread was a nickel, but you had »

Dems will hold just one debate next month

Featured image Ten Democrats have qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate to be held in mid-September. The ten are: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Amy Klobuchar. Because no more than ten candidates qualified, there will be just one debate. This means that, for the first time, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, the two candidates most likely to »

Dave Begley: Live from Council Bluffs

Featured image Our occasional correspondent Dave Begley was on hand when Rep. Tim Ryan — Tim Ryan? whodat? — brought his newly minted presidential campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Iowa on Friday (photo of Dave with Ryan courtesy of Dave). Dave is a Nebraska attorney practicing elder law and estate planning in Omaha. Dave posed a pointed question to Ryan from the small group gathered to hear him and filed »

Struggle sessions

Featured image Peggy Noonan advises us to “get ready for the coming struggle session.” What’s a struggle session? The term comes from Communist China’s cultural revolution of the 1960s. Noonan explains: In the struggle sessions the accused, often teachers suspected of lacking proletarian feeling, were paraded through streets and campuses, sometimes stadiums. It was important always to have a jeering crowd; it was important that the electric feeling that comes with the »

Is Bernie Sanders the Dems’ great white hope? [UPDATED]

Featured image Bernie Sanders reportedly will enter the presidential race very soon. When he does, I believe he will be the first white, heterosexual male contending for the Democratic nomination. (At any rate, I can’t think of another). Beto O’Rourke might join the race. That would make two. But O’Rourke, though a phenom, lacks Sanders’ nationwide following. So even with Beto in the race, Sanders would be the leading white male contender »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll welcomes the new year in HERE COMES 2019! She writes: I definitely recall mentioning that 2018 seemed weird because it was my house number in Maplewood, MN for nigh unto 40 years. I have no such association for 2019, although I expect it to be a doozy. God only knows how many useless egomaniacal retreads will queue up to challenge President Trump in the Republican primary and the »

Franken in mind

Featured image Yesterday we covered the fate of the blue slip used by home state Senators to block judicial nominees. We heard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell via Fred Barnes and from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley via Taylor Foy. What’s happening here isn’t exactly clear, but Senator Grassley’s reference to disregarding withheld blue slips on a case by case basis involving “abuse” of the practice — can in my »

“What happened” in a nutshell

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s book about her 2016 defeat is called What Happened. Her answer, apparently, is that Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Barack Obama, the Russians, Joe Biden, James Comey, Anthony Weiner, the Electoral College, apathetic voters, and assorted misogynists behaved badly and/or let her down. A better answer can be gleaned from this account by Maureen Callahan of a book signing event in New York City. Callahan writes: Among the enduring »

Trump Insiders Denounce Democrat Leaks

Featured image The Free Beacon has an interesting story, based on interviews of unnamed Trump administration officials, about the Obama minions, some still embedded in the bureaucracy, who are leaking furiously to the Washington Post and the New York Times: A new wave of leaks targeting the Trump administration has actively endangered ongoing intelligence and military operations being conducted by the United States and its allies, sparking anger and concern inside and »