Would voters really reelect the ‘senescent, sticky-fingered … spavined’ Biden?

In a recent interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo, former President Donald Trump recounted a long ago conversation he’d had with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He claimed he asked Kennedy whom he considered to be the smartest senator.

Trump told Maria: “I won’t tell you the answer because I don’t particularly like the guy. I said, ‘Who’s the dumbest?’ He said, ‘Probably Joe [Biden].’”

According to Trump, Kennedy replied, “He’s hale and hearty and well-meant, [great] personality, but you go to policy or you go to taxes or anything that’s complicated, he doesn’t have a clue.”

It’s not hard to imagine this conversation taking place. Even in his prime, President Joe Biden often came across as a buffoon. When we think of Biden’s long career in Washington (prior to his presidency), we think of his humiliating forced withdrawal from the 1988 Democratic presidential primary for plagiarism, his vile treatment of Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, his unwanted touching, and his lies and exaggerations. 

But his reemergence on the national stage in 2019 brought new attacks. Accusations that he had enriched himself and his family members during his tenure as vice president were leveled against him —  serious charges he managed to dodge ahead of the 2020 presidential election with a little help from his friends. 

Those allegations have not gone away. In fact, they’ve only grown louder and more damning since his first day in office.

Since taking back Congress in January, House Republican investigators have uncovered incontrovertible evidence that the Biden family enriched itself by trading on the ability of its patriarch to influence U.S. policy decisions for cash. The evidence includes bank records, the content on Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the sworn testimony of a growing number of IRS and FBI whistleblowers who participated in and even led their agencies’ investigations into Hunter Biden.

Summing up the case following Wednesday’s hearing, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the committee chair, told Fox News, “All roads lead to Joe Biden.”

And they’re not done yet. GOP investigators still have a trove of bank records to comb through and they are currently fighting with leaders inside the IRS, the FBI, and the Department of Justice to obtain documents that are critical to their probe. 

The committee had hoped to question long-time Hunter Biden friend and business partner Devon Archer on Monday. In addition to his extensive ties to the Biden family, Archer sat on the board of directors of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings with Hunter. Just the News reported that Archer “golfed with Joe Biden, rubbed elbows with John Kerry, and stood at the intersection of Washington power brokers and foreign oligarchs seeking to curry favor with the future first family.”

Whether or not Archer will show up for Monday’s transcribed deposition remains unclear. According to the Washington Examiner, he has canceled three scheduled interviews so far.

Archer was convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud in June 2018 for “swindling the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of more than $60 million,” and is scheduled to begin a one-year sentence next month. (Hunter Biden was not involved in this deal.)

Since his conviction, Archer has been thrown under the bus by the Biden family, and House Republicans hope he’ll be out for revenge when/if he decides to testify. If he chooses to “talk,” he could provide a wealth of additional information to GOP investigators.

Moreover, bank records don’t lie, and it’s highly unlikely that such a large number of federal whistleblowers (whose testimonies all appear to support the Republican’s claims) are lying. It’s become almost impossible for either Hunter Biden or Joe Biden to distance themselves from the House GOP’s claims that the family sold influence for cash.

Although the bribery allegations are the most serious problem the president is currently facing, there are a myriad of other obstacles that, in a sane world, would prevent his reelection bid. Besides the mess he’s made of our economy, our southern border, and so much more, it can no longer be denied that he is unfit, mentally and physically, to perform his duties. 

Veteran journalist Conrad Black asked the question on many conservatives’ minds in a Thursday op-ed: How can the “weary and befuddled” American people “notionally look themselves in the mirror next year and reelect a senescent, sticky-fingered, ill-tempered, spavined, pocket-borough political wheelhorse who in his prime had trouble with the truth, elemental elocution, and complex issues, to four more years as president?”

Good question.


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